Isaiah 14:7-9 “the whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, since thou art laid low, no hewer is come up against us. Sheol from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.”
Comment: The whole earth is happy and quiet as evil is put in place and man sees the results of evil. People see how destructive the evil forces have been and how they have affected the whole world. Peace comes to the Middle East. The event is known in Sheol.
Revelation 18:20 “Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye saints, and ye apostles, and ye prophets; for God hath judged your judgment on her.”
Comment: There is rejoicing in heaven and on earth among God’s people. They rejoice because God has given Babylon what she deserved. They had experienced the wickedness of Babylon during their lives.
Revelation 19:1-5 “After these things I heard as it were a great voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah; Salvation, and glory, and power, belong to our God: for true and righteous are his judgments; for he hath judged the great harlot, her that corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And a second time they say, Hallelujah. And her smoke goeth up forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God that sitteth on the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah. And a voice came forth from the throne, saying, Give praise to our God, all ye his servants, ye that fear him, the small and the great.”
Comment: Heaven and its hosts know of the destruction and that it is forever.
Isaiah 13:11-13 “And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity: and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more rare than fine gold, even a man than the pure gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.”
Comment: The fall of Babylon has a worldwide effect. Men will no longer boast in their own might. The earth will be shaken slightly out of its orbit, which will begin its wobbling described in Isaiah, Chapter 24. Also, the plagues of Revelation seem to be associated with the earth’s orbit. This could to be the event that sets God’s wrath in motion; an event that forever changes the earth’s path, and it can never again be put back as it was.
Jeremiah 50:46 “At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembleth, and the cry is heard among the nations.”
Comment: When the earth trembles, it affects the whole world. This can cause earthquakes, tidal waves, and many other natural disasters. The nations cry out as they experience the results of the earth trembling.
Daniel 12:1 “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
Comment: If Daniel, Chapter 11 refers to the king of Babylon, then after his end comes the beginning of the Tribulation. It is interesting to note in Jeremiah 51:57 “And I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts,” there is no mention of the king of Babylon being present when the perpetual sleep begins for her rulers.
Summary: The End Result of the Fall
After the fall of Babylon is completed, the whole earth is at rest and happy as they can stop worrying about future wicked attacks. However, we also are told that with the fall of Babylon, the earth trembles and is shaken from its place. This would cause all kinds of natural disasters. I see this event as the key to changing the orbit of the earth. This path sets it on a new course, bringing on the plagues in the book of Revelation. Man will not be able to put earth back into its normal orbit. Isaiah 24:5-6 and Micah 7:13 tell us that the inhabitants of the earth have broken God’s laws, bringing upon the earth its destruction.
We have no idea what could happen with a nuclear bomb exploding, with all the oil in that area. Also within the context of the fall of Babylon are the planets mentioned. Isaiah 48:13 “Yea, my hand hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spread out the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.” The alignment of the planets affects the gravitational pull on earth. God laid out the foundation of the earth and when He calls them they stand up together. We also know those in Babylon include astrologers and stargazers. Could it be that Babylon’s destruction comes at the exact moment when the planets are in alignment and the explosive forces pushing from the other side shift the earth slightly in its orbit?