Today’s Devotional – August 16th (Mystery Babylon, The Harlot Church!)

By admin On August 2nd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – August 16th

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Mystery Babylon, The Harlot Church!

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THIS IS ONLY AN EXCERPT. IF YOU WISH TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, CLICK HERE… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery

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From Genesis to Revelation, the theme of two women, one an adulterous woman, and the other, a virtuous woman, is interwoven into the warp and woof of the Scriptures. And as the Bible develops, so too this theme of the two woman likewise develops, until we discover that they each represent the two portions of the Church: the church-faithful, and the church-apostate.

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Listen to Paul… “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galatians 4:22-26

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In this above passage, God, through the hand of Paul, presents the basic concept of the Church actually being divided into two camps, the Church-Faithful and the Church-Apostate!

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Sarah & Hagar – Foster Bible Pictures – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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BABYLON NOW!

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Now the subject of the apostate churches should always be handled delicately, since none of us can hold our head up high, in these last days! We don’t want to throw rockshttp://www.creationism.org/images/DoreBibleIllus/aGen1106Dore_TheConfusionOfTongues.jpg at an organization which was the anointed of God, if at all possible. And anyway, we’ve all sinned, and have all fallen short of the glory of God, haven’t we?

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But having said this, there comes a time when the sins of Babylon must be pointed out, because, there is a lot of confusion about just what is modern-day Babylon.

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Yes, Satan, who comes as an angel of light, has transformed his ministers into so-called ministers of righteousness, as is revealed in 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15. And so, far too many pulpits have become under the control of Satan. After all, where else would Satan’s “ministers of righteousness” be, except behind the pulpits of churches?

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

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SATAN THE KING OF SPIRITUAL BABYLON

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But as we explore these biblical issues, the question must be asked, “Why would we ever get the idea that Satan is the King of Babylon?”

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Listen… “That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!…he that ruled the nations…How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 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:” Isaiah 14:4, 12, 13

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Now this above passage really ties Lucifer to Babylon, “the golden city”. And this passage apparently names the King of Babylon in this way… “The King of Babylon…O, Lucifer, son of the morning”.

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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HARLOT RIDING THE BEASThttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpg

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Therefore, it is now apparent that Satan’s kingdom is Babylon. But there is a religious quarter within the city walls of Babylon. And this did not escape the attention of the Protestant Reformation! After all, God’s people were persecuted by the apostate churches of Europe for many centuries. And so it is no wonder that they drew pictures of the Babylon Harlot, as she rode the Antichrist Beast of Revelation, chapters 13 & 17!

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

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SPIRITUAL BABYLON

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Now if we turn to Revelation, Chapter 18, this harlot, Mysthttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpegery Babylon is described as a city who is drunken with the blood of the saints of God. And it is common knowledge that the apostate churches of Europe carried out an ongoing warfare against the Bible and against those who loved the Bible, for many long centuries.

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The Apostle, Peter made reference to Babylon, in one of his epistles… “The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you;” 1st Peter 5:13. 

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Of course, literal Babylon no longer existed at the time of Peter’s epistle. So Peter was referring to Satan’s kingdom as Babylon.

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Avvakum (burned 1682) – by artist, Myasoyedov – 1897 – Wikipedia – Pub Dom.

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JEZEBEL RETURNS

.Jezebel - John Liston Byam Shaw - Wikipedia - Public Domain

In John’s letters to the 7 churches of Asia, he mentioned Jezebel… “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” Revelation 2:20

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Now at the time of these letters, Jezebel had been dead for many long centuries. Therefore Christ was using Jezebel as a symbol of the spiritual adultery which was already beginning to creep into the churches in the Apostle, John’s day!

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But while God doesn’t come right out and call the apostate churches Babylon, He does about everything short of calling them, “Babylon the Mystery Harlot”!

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Jezebel – John Liston Byam Shaw – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me greater understanding about these two women of Scripture, and how all this relates to me personally…

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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” or you can also read… “Mystery Babylon: Who Is This Harlot Of Revelation?”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Then Job answered and said…but how should man be just with God?…Which alone spreads out the heavens…Which makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. Which does great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number…Can you bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades? Or loose the bands of Orion?” Job 9:2-10 & 38:31  

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The photo to the right is the Pleiades Cluster. Does it appear to you like an angel? Well, if it does, then you are encouraged to keep reading.

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The above two verses concerning the Pleiades  are all the Bible has to say about the Pleiades, directly. But if you will read this article, you will discover that the Pleiades represents concepts which span much of the Bible. This is partly because Pleiades is a constellation within a constellation. And this double-entendre constellation presents perhaps, a picture of the greatest truth regarding the Church, found in the Bible.

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And The Heavens Declare.net will attempt to unravel this mysterious phenomenon in the night-sky, and will, hopefully, also interpret these two verses to show just what all this means, and how it might apply to our lives.

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The Pleiades (Above constellation can be seen in colder months in mid sky, traveling east to west through the night. With the eyes alone, it would appear much smaller than this. But with binoculars, it would appear more like this photo).  NASA photo by Robert Gendler 

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TWO WOMEN IN PLEIADES

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The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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Just who are these two women? And how can this be, that nobody has ever seen the Pleiades as a constellation of a woman? This article will discuss this great paradox of these two women, found in the Pleiades, and what it means scripturally to us: we who comprise the global community of Christians.

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Because this constellation, or should we say Constellations, plural, have very much to do with us: those of us who are living right now on the threshold of eternity. And as you might expect, the Bible holds the key to understanding all this.

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THE PLEIADES: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?…

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What is this mysterious “little” cluster of stars in the night-sky all about? Notice in the sketch to the right, that the Pleiades is shaped like the furry tassel at the tip of a lion’s tail. Here is further proof that the Pleiades is the tip of the tail of this Dragon Constellation.

 

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And why, in the sketch does the Goodly Horse Constellation appear to be gazing intently at this Pleiades-cluster, as if mesmerized…or perhaps as if it’s something to be feared…or even with jealousy, as if perhaps, it’s something to be retrieved?

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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 17th (Too Many Loose Ends!)”

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