“By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.”
Psalm 137:1 NKJV
The writer of Psalm 137 laments the captivity of the Jewish people by the Babylonians after they had forsaken God. They were tortured and asked to sing their songs but they were unable to.
There are 3 reasons why they could not sing.
1. The memories of Zion
2. The misery of Babylon
3. The mockery of Babylon
Babylon is the symbol of satanic control and captivity. It was in Babylon that Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego were captured. Currently, Babylon is the symbol of carnality, social media negativity, anti-Christ and basically anything that wants to swallow us in the land of our birth, and anything that is against the glory of God is from Babylon.
Zion is your happy and holy place. Another name for Zion is Jerusalem. Zion symbolizes salvation. When you are taken away from Zion, you may not make it back. The devil will try to keep you in Babylon and you will only have memories of Zion. Therefore stay with God. Do not forsake Him, lest your song be taken away!
“And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Revelation 17:5 NKJV
Thank you Lord, for this revelation. We pray for strength and grace to continue to dwell in Zion in the name of Jesus. Amen