Revelation 18:17 Just One Hour

Revelation 18:17 (KJV)
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

Behold the frailty of human production. All that man has and can accomplish, brought to naught in just one hour. 

  • All the wealth men amass
  • All the buildings men construct
  • All the infrastructure men create
  • All the plans men imagine

In just one hour is come to naught. 

Though our text is prophetic, history supports this concept with one account after the other of the very same thing. Some examples:

  • Egypt came to naught
  • Greece came to naught
  • Rome came to naught
  • Bloody Mary came to naught
  • Elizabeth I came to naught
  • Marie Antoinette came to naught 
  • Hitler and Mussolini came to naught
  • Howard Hughes came to naught 

You know what will never come to naught? Christ, and faith in Him. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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