'She has fallen she has fallen! Bavel the Great!' Revelation 17-18.
In chapter 17 Bavel or Babylon is revealed as a religious system, in chapter 18 it is revealed as a system of personal gain or profit, through politics and religion.
Bavel represents a system that brings glory or self aggrandizement to men and not to God.
If we take a moment and look inside our hearts we will quickly see what 'system' we are following. We are called to follow Christ, not systems.
Religion + commerce + politics = using the name of God for worldly gain. Hmmmmm ...... "You shall not take the Lord's name in vain." (One of the ten commandments).
Revelation 18:4 '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.'
'Come out of her, my people.' This is a call for God's people to disentangle themselves from the world system. It may also be an evangelistic call to God's elect to come to faith in Christ and come out of Satan's kingdom. In both cases, the message is to abandon the system.
"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery."