The Book of Revelation 18:4

Be Not Partakers

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Rev 18:4 KJV)

God will still call people to Him during this time. He will call them to come out of Babylon and not take part in her sins. If they refuse to come out, they will be stricken with the plagues that are about to be poured out on Babylon. These are people that have not taken the mark.

This shows that God does not want His people to be a part of the world. We have to live in the world, but we don’t have to be of the world.

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (Joh 15:19 KJV)

“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” (Joh 17:14 KJV)

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (Jam 4:4 KJV)

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1Jo 2:15 KJV)

Partakers4790 συγκοινωνέω sugkoinoneo {soong-koy-no-neh’-o}

Meaning:  1) to become a partaker together with others, or to have fellowship with a thing

Origin:  from 4862 and 2841; TDNT – 3:797,447; v

Usage:  AV – have fellowship with 1, communicate with 1, be partaker of 1; 3

Sins266 ἁμαρτία hamartia {ham-ar-tee’-ah}

Meaning:  1) equivalent to 264 1a) to be without a share in 1b) to miss the mark 1c) to err, be mistaken 1d) to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong 1e) to wander from the law of God, violate God’s law, sin 2) that which is done wrong, sin, an offence, a violation of the divine law in thought or in act 3) collectively, the complex or aggregate of sins committed either by a single person or by many

Origin:  from 264; TDNT – 1:267,44; n f

Usage:  AV – sin 172, sinful 1, offense 1; 174

Plagues 4127 πληγή plege {play-gay’}

Meaning:  1) a blow, stripe, a wound 2) a public calamity, heavy affliction, plague,

Origin:  from 4141;; n f

Usage:  AV – plague 12, stripe 5, wound 4; 21

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