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Scripture reading: 1 Timothy 2:5

When you embrace righteousness and holiness, you want it at all times. You are not a Sunday Christian, or a Christian on Fridays alone, or one who has set fasting days on which you are holy. Any kind of a day worship, or an Easter and Christmas worship, is Babylonish. It is religion mixing in with what should have been pure Christianity. This mixing is called Babylon. So God asks us to come out of her. He wants us to come out of the system that perpetrates these things, that believes in these things, that calls certain acts of charity and good deeds a symbol of righteousness. Some believe that if you belong to certain groups, churches, or parties, then you are all right. God wants men to come out of a system that substitutes man in the place where Christ should be: where you confess your sins to a man, and a man gives you forgiveness for your sins, and you go out again and sin.

This sort of a situation is in some churches. Other churches say that they do not believe in that, but they do the same thing. They put a man before God. Scripture declares that there is no mediator, no priest, between God and man. God says He will bring us into priesthood, that is, when we are perfected and are like Christ. We are not priests now in that God does not require us to stand between Christ and his sheep as co-shepherds. We are supposed to lead the sheep to Christ and not to ourselves. The sheep will not be able to see Christ when we stand between Christ and them.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 168-169)

Thought for today: Let us not lead the sheep to ourselves, but let us lead them to Christ so that they may be able to see Him.

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Scripture reading: Jeremiah 44:15-19, 25

Today, we will continue to compare modern Babylon point by point with the ancient Babylon, which is hated of God. We covered the first three points in Part One.

  1. The modern church system makes the Word of God secondary to dogmas and rules of the church. This is a known fact. This practice is very rampant in all our churches not just in one church. The rules of the church are number one and must be obeyed first or else its members are counted rebellious. I know of one sister who was cast out of a church because she was telling the others about the Holy Ghost and the receiving of the fullness of the Spirit. That church had a rule against speaking in tongues and against the fullness of the Spirit. She was ordered not to preach the things that are in the Bible, but to preach church doctrine. She was dismissed and disgraced before the whole congregation.
  2. Ancient Babylon had a madonna with a child in her left hand. The child was supposed to have been miraculously birthed without a father. This mother had this child. It was called IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. There is also a story or a dogma about the immaculate conception of Mary. The story is that Mary was never naturally conceived; that she also was immaculately conceived. Part of the mystery of the ancient world was that it had on its temple three images. One was a woman. The three images represented the father, the son, and the woman who was supposed to have been the Holy Spirit.
    In the modern Babylonish church system, there are also those three images. The woman in Catholicism is called the madonna. The baby that she holds is supposed to be Jesus Christ. Christmas traditions include the manger and the babe and Mary. Part of the secrets of Catholicism is that Mary is the embodiment of the Holy Spirit, as Jesus is the embodiment of the Christ.
    The Word of God disproves this teaching. Luke 1:34 and 35,“Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Mary is not the Holy Ghost because the scripture said, “The Holy Ghost (would) come upon” her. She was not the Holy Ghost at all. The Babylonish mysteries brought this deception into the church system.
    Pictures of the woman in Babylon show a woman grasping the serpent’s head. Diana, the goddess of the Ephesians, is shown bearing a serpent without a head, in her hand. Genesis 3:15 says that He “shall bruise (Satan’s) head, and (Satan) shalt bruise his heel,” speaking of the Son. In certain churches, it is attributed that the scripture says that SHE shall bruise his head and he shall bruise HER heel. Anyone can go to the Greek text and see that it is HE and not she. This great Semiramis was called Alma Mater, the virgin mother, as is also done in the Roman church of today.
  3. In the Babylonish mysteries, the priests were supposed to be infallible. When they spoke the Word of God, they were infallible; and so it is that we find that this infallibility has also been incorporated into the Catholic Church. Some would say that they are not infallible, yet if you speak to them, they would let you know right away that they speak the Word of God and infallibility is there with them.
    These priests, therefore, would speak just what the pope would speak. Whenever the pope speaks Ex Cathedra, he is supposedly speaking the Word of God exactly, and he says that he is infallible. He cannot be wrong. Actually, the words that he speaks are definitely from his doctrine, and he believes that the dogmas of the church are in the same category as the Word of God. Very often his words supersede the Word of God in the minds of the believers and in the minds of their adherents. The pope is called Holy Father. The Bible says that we are not to call any man holy, that we are not to call any man father. See Matthew 23:9.
  4. In Jeremiah 44:15-19 and 25, Jeremiah admonished the Israelites because they were worshipping someone called “the queen of heaven.” They responded in verses 17 and 18, “But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.”
    The people were stupid enough to believe that this goddess they were worshipping, “the queen of heaven,” would bring them prosperity. Today people are still praying to “the queen of heaven.” I was surprised to see a gate in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida marked THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN. In the Roman church, the members worship “the queen of heaven.” They pray to her and say they are praying to Mary, but they are praying to the same ancient “queen of heaven” that the Babylonians used to pray to.
    To some degree or another, our whole Christian system is Babylonized, if I can be permitted to use such a word. Our whole Christian system is back in the place where Babylon was. The steeples on the churches are Babylonish. The worship is Babylonish, because it is not worshipping God in spirit and in truth but is worshipping by religious offering.

WORSHIP MUST COME FROM THE HEART, and anything that is done, whether it is the playing of music, singing, or whatever it is, if it is not of God, it is not worshipping God. So let us consider this true worship of God and be found faithful to Him as we present ourselves before Him.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 157-159)

Thought for today: WORSHIP MUST COME FROM THE HEART, and anything that is done, if it is not of God, it is not worshipping God.

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Scripture reading: Galatians 4:9-11

Let us talk about Babylon today. Modern Babylon, which I will compare point by point with the ancient Babylon, is hated of God. I cannot give you all the points, but I will give you some of them.

  1. Confession. In Babylon, the Chaldic mysteries demanded that there be priests who were the keys to these mysteries. The Chaldic priests were supposed to take confessions from the people. This gave them a certain amount of power over the people, because they knew everybody’s business. They knew who killed who, or who did this or that. They held these secrets as a means of power to force men to obey them. The mysteries of Babylon, therefore, were held by the keepers, the priests.
    So it is in our modern church system. There are churches that demand a certain amount of confession from their adherents. The Catholic Church says that in order to get forgiveness from sins, you must confess your sins to the priest and the priest must absolve you from the sins. This is entirely contrary to the Word of God. 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” The office of priest was immediately abolished when Jesus Christ came as a “mediator.”
    James 5:16, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” This scripture did not say you must confess to a priest. If you confess to the priest, then the priest would have to confess back to you. “Your faults” mean when you do wrong against another, you must confess your faults to that one. There is no license here for having a confessor, a priest, to which people must confess their faults.
  2. In Chaldean rites, there was penance where people had to flagellate themselves, beat themselves over the back, and pay for their sins. Even now the Muslims beat themselves for the sins that they have committed. They must say, “It was my fault, it was my most grievous fault.” This practice is done also in the Catholic Church. Although some of us do not do this, secretly we believe that we have to pay somehow for our sins. God says that the Blood of Jesus Christ removes our sins far from us, “as the east is from the west,” and it will not come back to torment us. See Psalm 103:12. God takes away sin. Jesus Christ is the sin-bearer, and He takes away sin from those who repent of their sins.
  3. Under the Chaldic mysteries, there were holy days. Anyone found doing anything on those days, working or otherwise, would be slain. The Christian faith should have no holy days, according to the Word of God. In other words, we become holy by the coming of the Holy Ghost into the person, the individual. No day is holy, but every day is supposed to be kept holy by living holy unto God. In the modern church system, they also have holy days. They say that Sunday is a holy day and that you must keep Sunday. In history, many were maimed, killed, slain, and burned at the stake by the zealous inquisitors because they did not keep Sunday. Sunday was forced upon people by the law of the church that they should keep that day as a holy day.
    Galatians 3 begins with, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? Galatians 4:9-11, “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.” If you should go into the churches today and tell them that the Bible says that Sunday is not a holy day, you would most likely be thrown out. Yes, “the law was (a) schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ.” After we have come to Christ, we do not go back under the “schoolmaster.” See Galatians 3:24 and 25.

Brethren, let us consider these things as we present ourselves before the Lord so that we would be found free of Babylon, which is hated of God, both in our minds and daily operations.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 155-157)

Thought for today: Remember, after we have come to Christ, we do not go back under the “schoolmaster.”

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 5:25-30

I visited a church one day to preach, and involuntarily ran down to a man and prophesied to him in the name of the Lord. I did not know what I was doing. The man and many other members of the church were taken by sin. They claimed that I wrecked the church. They would never call me. They did not want me to come back there. However, what happened was that the church was sitting down with sin. If a church sits down with sin, that church is “Babylon.” It is Babylon, because it is taken by every foul demon and devil, and they are living in in comfortably. If the devil comes to church, and he is comfortable with you, then you are in Babylon.

If you have no discernment, you are not walking with the Lord! God says that in the latter days He will pour out of His Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters will prophesy, and see dreams and visions! To keep a clean church, things must be seen by the church and handled properly or else devils will creep in and make nests all over the place!

So God said, “This is Babylon” (because it is taken over), and it has become “the habitation of devils, the hold of every foul spirit, a cage of every unclean and hateful bird” (Revelation 18:2). I could write books and tell you stories about devils living in the church. Demonic manifestations! Somebody starts out manifesting in a spirit, and devils take over the whole church! I am talking about a church of God, where people are speaking in tongues. I have seen devils take over a whole church with demonic manifestations from the bishop right down; and they cut short every true manifestation and quench the Spirit of God.

Somebody brought into the church a strange manifestation; they call it “Mystery.” The devil takes over—stamping and rhythmic chanting without words—“mystery of iniquity!” That must not happen in our midst! God has watchmen (watchchildren, watchwomen), and they must see what is happening in the church; they must be able to speak the word of God, and, of course, to be able to handle it in the right way. We do not want anybody running up to the pulpit and shouting out anybody’s name. That is confusion. That is why we have an eldership. People should go to the eldership and say, “This is what God has shown me…” Let them deal with it. God will teach them wisdom; but the Church must be clean. God has spoken in His Word (Ephesians 5:25-30), “I will have My Church without spot, blemish, or wrinkle or any such thing.”

I believe that God has shown me the destruction of the church system. I believe that God has shown me the total overthrow of the thing that we call “church,” and that God has said to us that we must get out of it.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 29-30)

Thought for today: Let us be the watchmen, see what is happening in the church, and speak the word of God.

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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.”

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Scripture reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6

I keep hearing people asking me a question, “If we are born again and we are saved, why do we not fellowship with the other people who are born again and who are saved?” 2 Timothy 3:5 says that we should turn away from those who have a form of godliness but deny the power of God. Then in 2 Thessalonians 3:6 it says that we are not to walk with any brother that walks disorderly.

Paul speaks further of this in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY, if any man THAT IS CALLED A BROTHER be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; WITH SUCH AN ONE NO NOT TO EAT.”

He said that he was not talking about the disorderly walk of the sinners, for verily well we would have to leave this world in order not to walk with sinners who walk disorderly; but he said, if a “brother.” If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ and he is not walking right or walking orderly (according to God’s order), then do not walk with him! Isn’t that scriptural?

What do we mean then by a brother who is walking disorderly and us withdrawing ourselves from him? For instance, there is a brother who is in sin—he is committing fornication, but every time he comes into church, he wants to give a word; he wants to play the guitar; he wants to play the organ; he wants to sing; he wants to preach! Tell him point blank, “Brother, we love you. You can come to church as much as you want to, but please do not do anything like that.” Do you know why? It is very simple. If he is allowed to minister, then the young ones will say, “Okay, we can do the same because he is doing it, and he is preaching.” Therefore, we just tell him, “Brother, we love you. Stay with us. Come, God will cleanse you one day, but do not preach. Do not lead. You are walking disorderly.”

Also, it is a wonderful thing if you can tell a person what you see without getting mad. You do not have to get mad to do it. If you genuinely love the brother, you will tell him! You do not want him to go to hell by preaching. We have had preachers who were in that condition. We had to finally tell them.

That is what disorderly walking is, but it is even more than that. All of a sudden, a brother would come to me and say, “Well, Brother duCille, I believe what you preach. I believe the Word of God that you preach, but there is one part of it that I do not believe. The part of the Scripture that talks about “pastors.” I want to be a pastor, and I expect that you will fellowship with me and be as nice to me as ever.”

I would say to him, “Brother, I love you. I love you with all my heart, but I will not fellowship with you.”

But, you say, “You are wrong. This brother is saying that he is baptized with the Holy Ghost. He believes in the most of what you say, but he just does not believe in the ‘no pastor’ business!”

I would say, “No! My God tells me that if a person has a Nicolaitan spirit, and he works as a pastor, he cannot be at the same time in obedience to God.”

You say, “But Brother duCille, are you telling me that all these beautiful pastors, these men of God are not in obedience to God?”

I say, “They are all in disobedience!” That is what God told me when He called me. He said in Revelation 18:4, “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.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 27-28)

Thought for today: If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ but he is not walking right or walking orderly, then do not walk with him!

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Scripture reading: Ezekiel 8:16

Let us look once again at the worship in the ancient Babylon and see what God is saying to us at this time.

There was yet another great day of worship in Babylon when they commemorated the death of Nimrod who was slain by an arrow sent by the sons of God, quite likely Shem. Shem was Nimrod’s great-grand uncle who prayed against the wickedness that was being perpetrated by him. ISHTAR was a time of revelry, a time when they would have shooting matches and similar activities. It was an ancient mass that they instituted after Nimrod was killed by an arrow. This mass was a set form of worship with flowers, wearing beautiful bonnets, and forty days of fasting before it began. They ate no meat, because meat was a symbol of eating the flesh of Nimrod. Therefore, they did not eat meat until Ishtar day. Then they danced in the streets.

Part of this mass was the sacramental fornication. The young women would give their bodies and in this great rejoicing there was much drinking and revelry. This is how they commemorated the day ISHTAR. They also would have painted eggs (eggs were a symbol of life). Semiramis, or Ishtar, claimed that she came down from heaven in an egg and that on the morning of Ishtar (Easter) they found the egg on the banks of the river. Crack, crack, crack…out of this egg came forth this goddess. She was to be worshipped as one who was immaculately conceived and was brought down from heaven, directly to earth. She said that she was not of human parents and that she would again ascend into heaven from the earth. She was called the madonna. I am writing of the ancient practice, not of our modern practice. Hallelujah! The egg was a commemoration of this day.

Another part of the celebration was that early in the morning, at sunrise, they would go to the highest hill and turn “their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun” as it rose up out from the shadow of the earth. This is mentioned in Ezekiel 8:16. “And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.” Sun worship was definitely practiced in ancient Babylon. This special morning worship was generally done on the birthday of Ishtar.

Notice, these men turned their backs to the altar of God, the altar of Israel, and they turned toward something else. There were twenty-five men. Twenty-four priests make up the order of God’s tabernacle. Twenty-five is another order. They were following the god Chemosh, or some other god, but not the God of Israel. At Easter-time, they would bake cakes, hot cross buns, and these sweet cakes were all part of the worship of the Ishtar goddess, Semiramis. This is all part of the worship of Baal.

Ezekiel 9 shows judgment by the sword because this worship had definitely come up to heaven before God. God sent a man with an inkhorn in their midst to mark His people on their forehead. The people of God, under all these circumstances, will be protected.

Brethren, if any of you are involved in the modern Easter practices, I urge you by the Spirit of God, turn away from them unto the living God so that you may be protected when His judgment comes.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 179-180)

Thought for today: Let us be those that receive the mark of God in our foreheads with our sighing and crying for the abominations that are done in Jerusalem.

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