Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 30 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 15: The Basics of Babylon)

By admin On August 4th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 30

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 15: The Basics 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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To have an over-all understanding of Babylon, it must be reduced to its primary purpose. 

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PARADISE LOST

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When God created this world, it was to be a wonderful garden in which Humanity could enjoy the beauty of nature, and rich and joyful communion with their Creator.

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Cole_Thomas_Expulsion_from_the_Garden_of_Eden_1828 Boston Museum & Wikipedia US public domain

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But God, for His own eternal purpose, allowed “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan”, to tempt Mankind into sin and rebellion. At that point, Mankind had traded God away for a new Master…“the god of this world, the Devil. Now at that moment, the Earth and all its inhabitants had been taken captive by this master deceiver.

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DOOR OF MERCY STILL AJAR

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But in spite of Man’s rebellion, God had left open the door of mercy. Mankind still had the ability to return back to God.

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Cole Thomas Expulsion from the Garden of Eden – 1828 – Boston Museum – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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BABYLON: THE CITY OF CONFUSION

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But Lucifer, in his jealous hatred, was not content to allow Mankind such an easy access back to God. 

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And so Lucifer went to work to create his new kingdom, turning it into a place which fallen Mankind could not and would not find their way back into God’s sheepfold.

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And through his own “Workers of Iniquity”,  Lucifer worked tirelessly to create his kingdom, the mighty Babylon. The kingdom of sin and selfishness. 

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

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And so it is, that Lucifer, now called the Devil and Satan has created a world of confusion for the primary purpose of keeping the inhabitants of this world prisoners in his prison-house of sin and selfishness!

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Listen… “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2nd Corinthians 4:4

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As it says here, Satan, the god of this world has blinded the minds of all unsaved humans, so that they cannot find their way back to the true God!

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LUCIFER WANTS IT ALL!

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But Satan is not content to have 99% of the world in his prison-house. No, he wants it all! He wants to ensnare true worshipers of God as well!

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Listen… “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13, 14 

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And so, it is Satan’s primary purpose to ensnare 100% of the earth’s inhabitants. Yes, Satan will, “if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24

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Notice that the words, “it were” are italicized. This is because the King James translators could not imagine that a true Believer could lose his or her Salvation. And it’s true.

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But for some reason, Satan is not willing to give up on true Believers. He will attempt to deceive them if at all possible!

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SATAN’S “TROJAN HORSE”

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And so, Satan has discovered long ago, that the best way to “deceive the Elect” is to infiltrate the camp of God, and fill it with “false brethren”.

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Yes, just as Balaam taught King Balak to over-run the camp of God’s people with whorish women, back in the days of Moses, so too, Satan still infiltrates the churches with as many “Pretenders” as he possibly can!

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And in this way, Satan brings the selfish ways and wares of Babylon right into the churches, thus turning the churches into an extension of Babylon.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Foolish Virgins – James Tissot – US Public Domain

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SATAN: AN “ANGEL OF LIGHT”

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Listen… for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15  

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Yes, God’s true sheep have been deceived by all these wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing within the churches!

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They bring all their various idols into the churches, thus compromising the purity of God’s houses of worship.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S IDOLS

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Now just what are these idols? Oh yes, some churches have various statues and other objects of idolatry. But actually, Satan has introduced far more idols in forms not so easily discerned: television, radio, high-tech devices are just a few of his deceptions!

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But Satan is not content with just these! No, he makes sure these false brethren infect the churches with all sorts of distractions, such as vacation resorts, social clubs, games, and sports! But also the pursuits of extravagant houses and lands and gardens and vehicles of various types. And then he excites God’s people to pursue time-consuming and energy-sapping careers. And then, God’s people began accumulating money and stocks and insurance schemes.

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And on and on and on it goes! God’s people get caught on a merry-go-round ride in which they cannot escape!

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TIME, ENERGY, COMPROMISE

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http://www.creationism.org/images/DoreBibleIllus/aGen1106Dore_TheConfusionOfTongues.jpgAnd the problem with all this is two-fold. First, God’s people become flooded by all these time-consuming distractions. But many of these Babylonian ways and wares cause God’s people to begin intermingling, and even intermarrying with the lost souls in the world (and in the churches)!

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Listen… “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,” 2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17

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Yes, God’s people have been flooded by the great dragon, Satan, in hopes of carrying them away with the rest of the lost souls in the world. This is the fundamental purpose of Babylon!

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FALLEN CHURCHES!

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Now is there any Good News here? Yes, the Good News is this: God is just now calling His people to make a modern-day Exodus out of the fallen churches. His pillar of smoke and fire has moved away from the fallen churches. And no matter how close Satan counterfeits the workings of God, there is no more Salvation within the confines of today’s churches!

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Listen…“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4 

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!”

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Yes, God is calling His people to “Come out of her (Babylon) My people” Revelation 4:4.

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And now, it is the command from Isaiah and Habakkuk to, “flee from the wrath to come!” We are to hide in our chambers until the indignation of God’s wrath has passed over us! (see Isaiah 26:20, 21) And in those spiritual chambers, it is our privilege to draw closer to God than ever before as we surround ourselves with the most holy and pure environments as we possibly can! Constant Bible study and meditation (contemplation). Unceasing prayer! Songs, hymns, and spiritual songs. To come out from among them and be separate and touch not the unclean things of Babylon, as far as possible! These are the ways of Heaven that will cleanse, once again, our temple of God! This is where the pillar of smoke and fire has moved to!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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TEMPLE FINALLY CLEANSED

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And having accomplished this soul cleansing, then will be fulfilled the following promise of God…  “Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee! Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him!” Psalm 67:5-7

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Yes, when God’s people finally shine as the Sun, then the inhabitants of the earth shall finally fall and fear God! 

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ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the heart – Signs Of Heaven

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TO READ PART 16, CLICK HERE… August 2 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 16: The Women of Babylon)

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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… 

JULY 31 (How Do I See These Signs?)

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