Daily Devotional, Year 2 – August 2 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 16: The Women of Babylon)

By admin On August 12th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – August 2

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 16: The Women of Babylon

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

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“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4

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CITY OF CONFUSION

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Babylon was given its name during the building of that infamous Tower of Babylon, because God confused their speech…

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Listen… “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:9 

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And so, the name, Babylon, actually means, “City of Confusion”.

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

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“PEACE & SAFETY BROUGHT DESTRUCTION”

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This is the 16th installment of this series about coming out of Babylon, the world and the harlot churches.

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And one more aspect of Babylon will be lightly touched upon today.

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Ever since Satan changed his strategy against the Church, the churches have become progressively apostate.

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Yes, once the physical persecution ceased, and the world became friendly with the Church, the churches have become slowly but steadily more defiled with man-made doctrine and worldly behavior.

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WORLDLY AND SENSUAL FASHIONS

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And this apostasy has also manifested itself in the area of dress.

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While back in earlier decades, church-going women paid great attention to modesty and propriety, slowly but surely, the fashions of the world worked their way into the Church. 

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And now in the last 30 years or so, many of the women come to church without shame, dressing as the women of this pagan world!

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PAINTED FACES

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Listen to Ezekiel… “And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far…for whom thou didst wash thyself, painted thy eyes, and decked thyself with ornaments…Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that plays the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.” Ezekiel 23:40, 44

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Here above, Ezekiel alludes to God’s apostate church (both the liberal, as well as the conservative portions) as two adulterous sisters who paint their eyes and deck themselves with ornaments in attempt to attract pagan men to their beds of lust.

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Woman applying make-up – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 2.0

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THE FAITHFUL WOMEN

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But this above passage from Ezekiel 23:40, 44 is a warning and an encouragement to faithful women in churches: those who desire only to please their spiritual husband, Christ, by separating themselves from the ways and wares of this Babylonish world.

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And even at the risk of looking less attractive, these faithful women shun all pagan adornments, in hopes of pleasing Christ!

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Virtuous Woman with Bible – Braet von Überfeldt – 1866 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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NEW TESTAMENT AFFIRMATION

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Now Peter admonishes New Testament women by saying… “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;” 1st Peter

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So Peter here confirms the Old Testament command for women to not follow the ways of this Babylonish (and Sodomitish) world!

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Women Walking at Sunset – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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TRUE BEAUTY FOUND IN CHRIST

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But listen to what God sees as true beauty… “But let it (your beauty) be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:” 1st Peter 3:4, 5

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Those who truly worship God realize that Christ is the very essence of true beauty. His meekness and quietness and agape love and honesty, etc., are the very riches which every true Believer seeks after!

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Woman with Bible – Brooklyn Museum – La Roche Guyon by Theodore Robinson – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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CHURCH: NO LONGER A SAFE-HAVEN

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The Church should have been the one place where Believers could feel safe from the allurements of sin.

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But instead of being a safe-haven, the churches became a place of sensuality, not only in the area of immodest dress, but also in the sensual music being played!

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Oh yes, these “songs of worship” may have quasi-Christian lyrics.

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But the music itself and the performances are quite often an imitation of the sensuality heard in this Babylonish world!

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Dancing woman – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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PRIDE, BUT ALSO INSECURITY

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Of course, the great underlying cause for all this paganry is human pride and selfishness. It is an attempt to exalt self.

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And yes, there are those women who feel they are not adequate. And many attempt to make up for their deficiency with make-up and apparel and jewelry.

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But the Bible reveals that true beauty is the Spirit of Christ within.

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This pagan world seeks after the so-called beauty according to “the god of this world”, Satan. (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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Women and her mirror – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!

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Well, the very Good News is, that God is just now calling His people to come out of Babylon… “And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon, the harlot churches), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, we have all been influenced by the paganry which has infiltrated the Church over the past several centuries.

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But now, it is time for God’s people to separate themselves and flee to Mount Sion, the heavenly City of God! 

 

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Book of Exodus Chapter 33-1 (Bible Illustrations by Sweet Media) – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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AS PRIESTS AND KINGS

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Oh yes, in our flesh we will still be living and working and providing for our family!

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But in our heart, we will be in the Holy Temple of God, reigning as priests and kings as we minister before our Holy God and our High Priest, Jesus Christ!

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And by faithfully continuing to cleanse our soul temple, we will one day walk side-by-side with many of those, both friends and family, whom we have tirelessly prayed for back on earth, joyfully conversing as we walk through the streets of spiritual gold in the City of God!

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain 

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TO READ PART 17, CLICK HERE… August 13 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 17: Judging & Criticizing)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to come out of this Babylon of confusion, and worship Thee 100%…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1or you can also read this shorter article…February 15th (The Two Images!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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GOD’S PEOPLE TAKEN CAPTIVE

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“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 

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The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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God has a people in Babylon. Yes, Mystery Babylon is the Mother of Harlots. The sketch to the left shows her riding this beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.

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But in that spiritual city, there are those who still love God to a certain degree. And before the final plagues are poured out upon her, God has been and will continue to call His people out of her… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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And so in addition to The Pleiades appearing as the Harlot Mother, we also see this second depiction of The Pleiades as an angel, which symbolizes God’s people, walking the downward pathway to destruction. They must be called out of Babylon before it’s too late!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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TOMORROW… 

AUGUST 3 (Apocalypse Now! Part 1: Silencing the True Gospel!) 

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