Daily Devotional – MARCH 15 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 5: The Christian)

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Daily Devotional – MARCH 15

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 5: The Christian

To read Part 1, click here… “May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”

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“And he (an angel) cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen… 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.” Revelation 18:2, 4

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by G. Dore’_The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgMany Bible students read this above passage, and wonder, “What in the world can this possibly be talking about!?”

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Perhaps it could be speaking of some city in Iraq, or perhaps the city which has recently sprung up called Dubai!

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But for those who have discovered that the Bible is a totally spiritual revelation of the Gospel, they know that the City of Babylon actually represents the world and the worldly portion of the Church, the Mystery Harlot of Revelation 17.

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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BABYLON IN THE HEART!

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Have you ever heard this next saying? Listen…“Before you can take a man out of the slums, you first must take the slum out of the man!”

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The above statement shows that the people of the world have a certain wisdom. They understand that the heart must first be changed before a person will truly be changed!

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And so, now that God has been calling His people to come out of Babylon (the world & the worldly Church), this principle must be firmly established, that Babylon must be thoroughly purged from the Christian’s heart!

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Otherwise, to merely remove ourselves from the apostate organizations of Babylon, will only be, “an exercise in futility”, as the saying goes!

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OUR WORLDLY, WORLDLY WAYS!

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Because we are sinners, therefore we have inherent love for this Babylonish world!

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And just because we have gone down into the baptismal pool does not mean that our hearts have been purged from our past worldly ways! No, Babylon still exists in our heart! The ways of the world still remain firmly ensconced in our thinking!

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And so, God has given a great commission to each and every Believer…

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Listen… “And every man that hath this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He (Jesus) is pure.” 1st John 3:3

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And so, as this above verse reveals, God expects us to purify ourselves, even as Jesus is pure!

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WHY, WHY, WHY???

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Now at this point, someone might ask the question… “Well, why has God allowed His people to get so brainwashed by Satan’s kingdom of this world, in the first place? Why didn’t He just take us out into the wilderness, like He did with His Old Testament ‘Church in the wilderness’?” (Acts 7:38)

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WE GOT OUR FILL

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Well, just why has He allowed us to become so polluted with the ways of the world? 

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That’s a legitimate question!

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Listen… “And they that escape of you shall remember Me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from Me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.” Ezekiel 6:9, 10

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Well, this is pretty rough language which God uses!

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BABYLON ROSE UP AROUND US

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But we shouldn’t think that this condemnation is merely for the Old Testament captives!

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No, God is speaking to us… “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1st Corinthians 10:11

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Yes, God has given these Old Testament stories specifically for His last day Church! Because, truth-be-told, we have been taken captive in spiritual Babylon! Oh no, Nebuchadnezzar the king did not come with his armies, and lead us away to a foreign land! No, but rather, God has allowed Satan to raise up Babylon all around us!

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And for many long decades, we and our children have been held captive in Satan’s prison-house, where we have learned the ways of the world!

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JUDGMENT DAY!

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And just as God allowed the, “Church in the wilderness” to eat their fill of flesh, to the point of vomiting through their noses, so has He done with us! (see Numbers 11:20)

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Yes, God has allowed His New Testament Church to get our fill of this Babylonish world, to the point where we loathe the ways of this Kingdom of Babylon, the world!

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And we weep to see how the Church has suffered under the cruel hand of the King of Babylon, Satan!

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GOOD NEWS!

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But the very Good News is that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against the Church!

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No, God has determined that we are to finally come out of Babylon!

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Listen… “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen…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.” Revelation 18:2, 4

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So here is the call to God’s people, to come out of Babylon. And from what has already been discussed, we must begin the work of heart purification, which we have long neglected!

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And though we must do this while fleeing from the flood-waters of the Revelation 12 Dragon, it must nevertheless be accomplished!

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PICTURE – Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14 This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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THE UPLIFTED CROSS!

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Yes, the Church will be victorious! But it won’t be with the help of the churches!

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No, the corporate congregations will not join with God’s Elect! We must learn to lean fully on the Everlasting Arms! Our earthly support will be removed, to the point that we will finally walk totally by faith! And at this point, the Church-Elect will lift up the Cross for all the world to see!

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Then will the following words be fulfilled… “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:43

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To read Part 6, click here… MARCH 27 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 6: The Sensual Church!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to become fully engaged in the purification of my heart! Oh God, transform my worldly life into the holy image of Heaven…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”, or you can also read… January 18th (Jeremiah & the Smooth Prophets)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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DOUBLE ENTENDRE OF REVELATION 12 WOMAN

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“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church: and He is the Savior of the body.” Ephesians 5:23

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This page concerns the constellation which is commonly known as The Big Dipperand the “Great Bear”. It actually appears in the summer months as a woman travailing in child-birth. God has purposely given her no head. But God did this to present a very important concept.

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Yes, this woman represents the Church, the, “Jerusalem above, which is free, and is the mother of us all” (see Galatians 4:26).

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You see, the single star she is giving birth to typifies the Christ child. Reading in Ephesians that Christ is the “head” of the Church, this single star is logically going to become her head. But how will that be accomplished? .

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WOMAN FLIPS AROUND IN WINTER

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Now, if this Woman-in-Travail were all that the Lord created in the heavens, it would be nothing short of amazing! But God, in His infinite power and majesty, has made this a great sign in Heaven, just as Revelation 12 proclaims. Because as the summer passes, this constellation begins to slowly flip around, until the stars representing her arms now become her legs. And the stars that once represented her legs now become her arms.  And finally, it appears as the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12. And at that point, this single little star in her womb-area, representing the Christ-child, now becomes her head! And of course, this reminds us of the passage… “And He (Christ) is the head of the body, the Church…” Colossians 1:18.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail)”

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TOMORROW…

“MARCH 16 (You Can’t Fix Hell! Part 2: Weeds)”

 

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