Scripture reading: Revelation 18:2
I get accused for talking about Babylon. People say, “But we are all children of God!” You know, some words have a bad connotation. They sound bad, and they are bad. The word “Babylon” is a terrible word, but we were all “children of Babylon.” Babylon is the place of mixing the things of God with the things of evil. It is the place of false religion and spiritual confusion; and God tells us to “come out.”
Revelation 18:2, “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”
I want you to notice: Why did He say, “Babylon…is fallen?” It is not because they were not picking up enough collection. It is not because they were not preaching some truth, and it is not because their institutions were diminished in any way. As a matter of fact, more souls are being saved there than are being saved in our midst—but they are fallen! You will notice that even many years after God rejected Saul, he still remained as king, but he was fallen! He was finished! He was a “Dead man walking!”
God is saying that Babylon is fallen because it is taken by spirits! Isn’t this what it says? That all the evil men, evil spirits, devils—they were all hiding in under the Babylonish system—posing as Christians! It says, “From such turn away.”
I want you to understand. Robeson was a Southern Baptist, one of their star ministers, but he “came out.” One day a man got hold of him, he got “really” saved and baptized in the Holy Ghost, and began to preach. He tells a story. He said the church system was nothing but wickedness and rottenness. When he came out and began to preach to his own men, he was shocked to see who came to the altar and even to him secretly to ask him to pray for him; they were in adultery and sins of all sort!
Now, why didn’t the church discover that? Don’t you think if somebody in your midst was in adultery, you would discover it? You had better! If you have the Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost is going to reveal the sin in your midst!
(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 28-29)
Thought for today: Babylon is the place of mixing the things of God with the things of evil. It is the place of false religion and spiritual confusion; and God tells us to “come out.”