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Quicksilver Messenger Service – Pride Of Man lyrics

Turn around, go back down, back the way you came,
Can't you see that flash of fire ten times brighter than the day?
And behold a mighty city rich in treasure, wide in fame,
Oh God, the Pride of Man, broken in the dust again.

Turn around, go back down, back the way you came,
Babylon is laid to waste, Egypt's buried in her shame,
Their mighty men are beaten down, their kingdom's fallen in the way,
Oh God, the Pride of Man, broken in the dust again.

Turn around, go back down, back the way you came,
Terror is on every side, lo the leaders are dismayed,
For those who put their faith in fire, fire their fate shall be repaid,
Oh God, the Pride of Man, broken in the dust again.

Turn around, go back down, back the way you came,
Shout a warning to the nations, that the sword of God is raised.
And Babylon, that mighty city, rich in treasure, wide in fame
Shall cause thy tower fall, and make of thee a pyre of flame.

Oh thou who dwell on many waters, rich in treasure, wide in fame,
Bow unto your God of gold, thy pride of might shall be thy shame,
For only God can lead His people back unto the Earth again,
Oh God, the Pride of Man, broken in the dust again.

Thy Holy Mountain be restored, Thy mercy on Thy people,
Thy people Lord.



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    Note: Mercy of God, doles out wrath in thirds in Revelation, giving chance for man to repent (metanoia in Gr. Change direction, military term) But we see the stubbornness of our human condition in rebellion to God, I.e. When the locusts(likely some gnarly hybrid creatures created by God specifically for this purpose, as " prepared a great fish" for the reluctant prophet Jonah. Note: Five months in Revelation 9, five is number of grace (charis in Gr.) but we see in verse 20,21,"neither repented of their murders, sorceries(drugs are pharmakea in Gr. Pharmacia in Latin), nor their fornications (incl. porneo in Gr.), nor of their thefts." So on to the seventh angel, with the seventh seal/bowl, what's really cool is a kinda great handoff in heaven in Revelation 14:7, one of the beasts(cherubim) had four sets of hands, so holds the seven vials/bowls, I figured from study in Ezekiel 1. Note: Is all not doom and gloom, most all prophecies describe the good after the wash. Revelation" new heaven, earth, new Jerusalem etc." Daniel 2, after kingdoms of the world system destroyed, the feet and toes of iron and clay(remaining nations of the Roman Empire, as U.S. E.U. Latin countries, one world community government with antichrist at the helm flanked by the beast (2 in Rev.13) and false prophet, when the four horses are bridled run neck and neck(red, communism, black, capitalism, white, catholism, pale, Islam, End Times Irwin Baxter) broken by The Rock (Jeshua, not Dwayne) then Kingdom without end!(see Daniel 2:44-45).
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    Note: Re blue shaded line "flash of fire 10x brighter than the day." in 2Peter 3:10-12 describes what many believe is nuclear holocaust, note: Elements in verse has been found out to be nuclear properties, also "melt with a fervent heat" we saw Hiroshima, at least pictures. Note: "Wormwood" in Revelation 8:11, in Ukraine means Chernobyl, recent fires in 2015 (RT news) are "reheating" the radiation, cause to rise into atmosphere and rain/evaporation cycle spreading throughout the organism of the earth, making a third of waters bitter (meribah).
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    I heard this song recently on KOCI SoCal stn. I thought was The Animals, but see is QSMS. I immediately thought of Stavros Mitropoulos check out in Exodus 15, also song has prophecy in Revelation of Babylon fallen, and the merchants of the earth lose all in one hour! All gold, silver, spices, etc. Even says the souls of men, akin to corporations getting rich off the toil and ideas of their employees, the governments deciding with selection who is worthy to live, weeding out the weak, elderly, infirm, wounded vets and those with PTSD, as is being done now in U.S. with socialist healthcare, and veteran administration. This song pegs perfectly: God's #1 pet peeve, pride, is what Satan fell for (see Isaiah 14), pride goes before destruction, and a haughty(arrogant) spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18) (see also Proverbs 6:17-19, the proud look is #1, even precedes shed innocent blood!)
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