We have entered a time of justice! For the wicked this is bad news for their days of terrorizing nations is over and the days of righteousness is upon us. The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in love, so there has been many opportunities to repent over the years, but when repentance is refused, justice is revealed. Daniel 4 says, the king of Babylon was given a dream of a tree and if no repentance happened it would be cut down. Verse 29-31 says, “Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon. The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’ While the word was in the king’s mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you.” We are at this point for Babylon.
Jesus shared a similar story in parable form to the story in Daniel 4 when in Luke 13 He says, “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.” Jesus was speaking to the Jewish leaders, while Daniel was speaking to a Babylonian leader. The stories are parallel, so it confirms there is a time when it must be cut down.
How do we know this is the time we are in? Isaiah 28 helps us with that answer, for it says, “In that day the LORD of hosts will become a beautiful crown And a glorious diadem to the remnant of His people; A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment, A strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.” In what day? The beginning of Isaiah tells us in the day of a major storm. We are in that day right now, both in the natural with Ian and with the storm of truth that is about to be released on the earth that will set people free. My friends, the storm is upon us! This is really good news for the nations, because Fallen, Fallen, Babylon has fallen!