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There are two prominent women at the end of the age
, each of us are a part of or influenced by one or the other spiritually as well as physically. One is diabolically evil, the other righteous, holy. It is easy to be fooled as the evil one may be extravagantly and seemingly divinely dressed, ministering from wonderful edifices and are seemingly solid and stable because they never change. They therefore grow in numbers, not their understanding of end time truth. She backs the world's systems and is influential in all of its affairs. She is arrogant, sure of herself, the world loves her much like queen Vashti
in the book of Esther.
Revelation 18:1-5 gives a clear warning to God's people to help them make the correct choice.
1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. (Could this be Michael that was to stand up for the best part of Israel in the last days according to Daniel 12:1?)
2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen (she is no longer in God's grace), and has become a dwelling place of demons (those found in Ephesians 6:12), a prison for every foul spirit (many of those chosen for leadership turn out to be vessels the enemy works through), and a cage for every unclean and hated bird (vultures)!
3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication (their allegiance is to man, nations, countries, not God), the kings of the earth have committed fornication (she has very much been a part of the world's political scene) with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury (robes, habits, vestments, all kinds of religious paraphernalia, plus church has been a very big business, investments, lands and properties boughtand sold).”
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, (please pay attention here!) “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. (Covid, fires, locusts, earthquakes, on and on and all signs of the end!)
5 For her sins have reached to heaven (God's prayer warriors lift testimonies to God against her and her spouse as well as all she represents), and God has remembered her iniquities. (She will pay for all her ungodly acts and we do not want to be punished with her!)
So if we are to come out of her we need to know who she is and what she is
. As we read the above scriptures it is quite plain she is evil, wicked and righteous ones want no part of her!
Revelation 17:18 shows us what she is.
18 And the woman (Satan's bride) whom you saw is that great city (the counterfeit of the city of New Jerusalem) which reigns over the kings of the earth (she holds hands with the world's systems).”
She encompasses all the world's religious systems, secret societies, etc.
Revelation 17:5-6 shows us her name.
5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT (this is who she is), THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (This is what she is, the mother of the world's evil, Satan's wife!)
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. (See why she will experience the wrath of God?) And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. (Because she was once beautiful and loved by King Yahweh. His Son gave His life for her!)
Like Vashti of the scroll of Esther she was rebellious, lawless and was therefore replaced.
I Corinthians 6:15-16 shows us why to run from the harlot.
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? (Remember, she is the mother of them all.) Certainly not! (We want to come out of her quickly!)
16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” (This is spiritually as well as physically so God's people surely do not want to be one flesh with Satan as is Mystery Babylon!)
Her counterpart is found in Revelation 21:1-3.
1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth (the earth will remain but the world of Satan will be destroyed and all that belong to it), for the first heaven and the first earth (better translation would be world or inhabited earth) had passed away. Also there was no more sea. (No more sin and rebellion, the lawless sea of humanity.)
2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem (God's Bride), coming down out of heaven from God (this city John saw descending to earth was designed in heaven and a part of God's plan before He rested), prepared as a bride adorned for her husband (the Lord).
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle (we are God's house) of God is with men (on earth), and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
I Corinthians 6:19
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you (again, He dwells in us), whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
So we see the supernatural sees Babylon as a city as it does New Jerusalem
. Both cities made up of people are seen as brides. One is spawned by the Tree of Good and Evil, the other the offspring of the Tree of Life. Now here is a law of God to consider.
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit (Galatians 5:22-23), but a bad tree bears bad fruit (Galatians 5:19-21).
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit (law).
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them (how to properly judge people).
You see scripture tells us the leaves of the good tree heal the nations while the leaves of the evil tree weaken them.
Isaiah 14:12 reveals why the leaves of the evil tree weaken us.
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! (And he does this through those that are not a part of the body of Christ.)
Revelation 22:2 the righteous tree.
2 In the middle of its street (of New Jerusalem), and on either side of the river (living waters of truth), was the tree of life (Jesus), which bore twelve fruits (government of God), each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations (the government of God, the Body of Christ).
Side Note: Did you know the word “leaf” number 6763 from 6760 in Strongs Concordance Hebrew section can also be translated side, chamber, door, rib, branch?
So when Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 26:20 the means of escaping God's wrath in the end we will have a much better idea of what to do, won't we?
20 Come, my people, enter your chambers (the side, the door, to the Body of Christ), and shut your doors behind you (be separate from the world and close to God's people at the time God says “enough is enough, I am ending all evil” addressing the Body of Christ); hide yourself (be gathered together in the Body), as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. (Thankfully the spiritual house of God is formed as His Body comes together. It is His dwelling place, their hiding place!)
22 But you have come to Mount Zion (God's government) and to the city of the living God (New Jerusalem), the heavenly Jerusalem (His Bride), to an innumerable company of angels (she is guarded and protected from above),
23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn (Jesus) who are registered (recorded) in heaven (our names are written in His book of Life), to God the Judge of all (thankfully Jesus jubilee'd His people and returned us to the Father), to the spirits of just men made perfect (through the blood of the Lamb we will be spiritually perfect),
Ephesians 4:11-13 reveals what Zion is made of.
11 And He Himself (Jesus) gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers (the fivefold ministers He protects, teaches and governs through),
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith (have the same vision, focus, one mind) and of the knowledge of the Son of God (not the moldy message of the world's church with no end time instruction), to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (the perfected body of Christ, ready to help bring restoration to creation);
Isaiah prophesied of God's end time government long ago. Through His government He would teach, protect, guide, gather and restore.
6 For unto us a Child is born (Jesus), unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder (the body of Christ's shoulder). and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (In His body is the fullness of the Godhead because it is in Him!)
7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom (Christ the King is the seed of David, the tribe of Judah), to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (He chooses those He chooses to govern through. His leadership is not hired by man.)
Ezekiel 28:14 reveals this.
14 “You were the anointed cherub (he is an angel) who covers (his vocation he was assigned); I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God (Zion); you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. (Satan was created for this and is his destiny in God's rest, but he chose not to walk it and rebelled so he is no longer in God's rest or His will.)
Isaiah 14:14 Here is his choice!
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ (What pride and arrogance!)
So do we see and understand who is over the house of Satan and who his city is? Now understand this. Those who govern Babylon are ones previously chosen by God to be leaders of His people, but as Satan was to cover they also rebelled and chose to do their thing! These too were defective and just as rebellious, untrainable and lawless as their master! They are Esau's and their mountain is the counterfeit of Zion, Mt. Seir
. Esau's are those that were born again, filled by the Spirit of God experiencing Pentecost, but turned from their calling to government office to fulfill their own agendas
, live their own lifestyle and are not walking worthy of the vocation they were called to. Like their father at Isaiah 14:19, they will be destroyed.
19 But you (Satan, Lucifer) are cast out of your grave (not worthy of burial) like an abominable branch (from the tree of good and evil), like the garment of those who are slain (no use for him), thrust through with a sword (destroyed by truth), who go down to the stones of the pit (those who are in hell), like a corpse trodden underfoot. (That will be his importance!)
Here also is the fall of Mt. Seir his mountain.
12 Then you shall know that I am the Lord. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, ‘They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.’
13 Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them.” (They were not coming after man in God's eyes, but against Him!)
14 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.
II Corinthians 4:4
4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
For instance, much of the world celebrates the Sabbath rest on the first of the week, whereas God told His people to enter His rest
at the end of the week! Six days God worked and on the seventh He rested and blessed that day of rest. The first of the week is Sunday, the last is Saturday!
Matthew 28:1 will help us see this.
1 Now after the Sabbath (Saturday), as the first day of the week began to dawn (Sunday), Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
1 Now when the Sabbath was past (over), Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week (Sunday), they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
1 Now on the first day of the week (Sunday after Sabbath), very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
So Jesus died on preparation day, Friday, was in the grave by the end of that day, all of Sabbath, Saturday and in the dawning of the first day of the week, Sunday He rose from the tomb.
So Sabbath Saturday that starts at the close of preparation day Friday at sunset is the day to commune with the Lord as we see in Exodus 31:16-17.
16 Therefore the children of Israel (if you were born again through Christ you are Abraham's seed, check it out in Galatians 3:27-29) shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. (God's law!)
17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever (do we see this?); for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ” (Notice He was refreshed)
Remember in Isaiah 14:12 God said Satan weakened the nations? Well Babylon through her false doctrines has truly aided her husband in this regard and his mountain has taught and pushed her lies to the majority of mankind! You see, science has revealed that the whole universe operates in a rhythm of seven cycles. There is like a reset button known as “a cue”, or “time giver” that if life is interrupted or out of harmony this reset button puts them back in harmony or rhythm. This rhythm has been discovered in the simplest form of bacteria. The inherent rhythm has to do with the internal logic of the body not the external logic of the world. Is seems our bodies have a rhythm of seven days, 24 hour days that is innate or built into us also. Sabbath is a cue or a reset
that as it refreshed God, refreshes us, renews us, restores our bodies to God's perfect cycle and timing. See why evil Babylon encourages us to enter God's rest on the first day of the week? Makes us out of order and harmony with God and all of the universe, it weakens us!
I Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,
10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed (through baptism and the blood of the Lamb), but you were sanctified (set apart from the world and these things listed above), but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
I Corinthians 9:27
27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. (Paul knew he could lose out.)
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (The lawless will not!)
Revelation 3:5 is very plain.
5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name (He testifies He knows them personally) before My Father and before His angels. (But what if we do not overcome?)
Babylon however wants to make sure we do not overcome! She thrives on our confusion!
To dispel another lie, let us read Isaiah 61:3,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they (these are people) may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
As you can plainly see this scripture speaks of people being trees of righteousness a planting of the Lord yet Babylon has convinced many Eve ate an apple in the garden making the Tree of good and evil an apple tree! Satan rather is an evil tree, one that bears evil fruit as we saw in Matthew 7:18. An apple tree, really! How childish!
Matthew 7:18 speaks of people as trees as well!
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world (through his government, spiritual Mt. Seir and his bride); he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (And did you know that the word serpent in the garden, number 5172 in the Strongs Hebrew dictionary means prognosticator, magician, enchanter, not a literal serpent!)
There are ever so many lies and false teachings but one of the most dangerous I believe is the misinformation concerning baptism of the Holy Spirit
In John 14:26 Jesus said He would send another in His place to teach us all things.
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things (this is how we hear from God, refresh our brains with His knowledge, get our direction!), and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (Without scriptures brought to our minds we would constantly break the law or at least not get direction from it!)
Besides, without the Holy Spirit's infilling our human spirit is not equipped with His ability or nature and we would remain Adam! We want to be restored to God's image! We need the Spirit to teach our spirit!
I Corinthians 2:14
14 But the natural man (one not baptized in the Spirit) does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
I Corinthians 2:4-5 shows us the correct way to teach people!
4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
The early church that knew Christ personally believed. Remember how the house shook when the Spirit entered? That's the power of the Holy Spirit!
44 While Peter (one that was with the Lord) was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.
45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished (the converted ones from Judaism), as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues (this is the evidence of being Spirit filled) and magnify God. Then Peter answered,
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (not the title Father, Son and Holy Ghost) for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Comes with the baptism in Christ's name, Jesus.)
The Word says those that believe will be saved. We have to believe the whole gospel
however, not just the part we want to see and believe. The demons see and believe! There has been such a thick veil of deception
spread over the world's churches by Babylon and Mt Seir that her people are spiritually blinded. You can see why there must be a clear warning from Zion and an obedient great falling away from the world's religious systems, the old queen! Otherwise many will remain trapped, imprisoned, and held captive by her.
In closing, understand there is a tremendous spiritual fight going on
at this moment between the two women and the mountains that cover them. As stated in the opening of this message, each of us have a part in their battle or are at least influenced by it. Whose side are we on? Let us take a closing look at the lyrics of this song.
The bride of Satan stands before you, lovely to your eyes.
The royal robes, the crown of gold, is part of her disguise.
Take the mask from off her face, remove the royal clothes:
Underneath, there's death and grief, and evil's all she knows.
See her beauty standing there, simply dressed in white.
Her crown's removed, it's given to the groom, the Prince of Light.
Love is shining from her eyes, her smile is just for Him:
Her skin so smooth, the spots removed, in her there is no sin.
In this corner Babylon stands with the Prince of Hell:
Across from them Lord Sabaoth, with His Bride, Israel.
There goes the bell, the fight begins, it's darkness against light -
The devil's plan to conquer man and God begins tonight.
The harlot screams out blasphemies, and throws her golden cup:
The fornication and abomination against Israel erupts.
She strikes the schools and Israel's homes, their children are misled.
She steals their wealth, destroys their health,
And leaves them there for dead.
Her sins reach high to heavens gates: God sees the greed and sin -
Repay her double for the trouble, destruction must begin.
The Bride has been made ready now, My glory is her shield:
Her gates are strong, and so no wrong, can ever make her yield.
The king's abandoned Babylon, the Beast turns on her too,
In just one hour, she's burned in fire -
The queen of hate is through.
The queen of hate is through.
See pure beauty standing there, simply dressed in white:
Here comes the Bride, here comes the Bride.