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Scripture reading: Romans 1:20

To come out of Babylon at this time is much more difficult than moving out of something. It is something moving out of us, for we have been imbibed by the spirit of this antichrist. We have been taught by the antichrist in our schools. Our whole system is geared to antichrist. The colleges and the universities teach subjects contrary to the Bible. They teach evolution, which is a nonsense that has been brought up by pseudo science, for every true science directs man to a creator. Even sensible logic speaks of a creator. Any reason at all must bring you back to a creator.

I look at a tree and know that no man could make a tree. The greatest scientist will never come to the point where he will be able to make a tree. I begin to study this tree and I go into the science of the trunk, the science of the root system, the science of the leaves, the science of the chlorophyll, the sunlight affecting the tree through the leaves, and the science of the tree breathing through the leaves. When I look at the whole thing and I am finished looking at it, that should convince me that there is somebody higher than my mind, higher than the human mind that made this tree.

I look at the human body. The scripture says, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth His handiwork. Nobody needs to teach anybody about God. God does not try to convince anybody that He is alive and He is God, because the conviction of God is within a man’s own being. Your spirit, your soul, your body, the function of every particle of your being tells you that there is a God and that this God is supreme.

The sun, the moon, the stars – we look at them, and the marvel of them, and the order of them, and some say it is chance. Chance would never bring forth such order. If chance brought forth the order, then there would be chance that the order would be destroyed. So it is that scientists, or men who call themselves scientists, have gone off the deep end and have infested the whole system of learning. Scientists are saying that there is no God and are teaching the schools that the earth and all its environs began by chance, or what they call evolution. Even though this theory has been disproved by some scientists (by science itself), it has not reached to the school books, and they still have this erroneous evolution teaching going on in the schools.

Schools have gotten so ungodly that the children there who talk about God are persecuted and sometimes turned out. Schools want to separate God entirely from our human living, which is impossible. This teaching all came about and began with the harlot church turning from God – mixing the secular things with the things of God. Thus, the world saw the church as having a powerless God. Because the church had a powerless God, then men were able to invent for themselves all manner of scientific dogmas which had no truth, but were anti-God and anti-Christ.

The church itself is carrying on; speaking about God but showing no power; not living among sinners as if there really was a God or as if they really believe what they are saying. The result is that the church has become a showplace. The world looks at them and laughs at them. God, in our time, must vindicate Himself by bringing judgment upon this system and upon humanity.

This judgment is the consequence of not coming out of Babylon. Revelation 18:4 says if you do not “come out of her,” you will be a partaker of her judgment. “That ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” When we partake “of her sins,” we are going to receive of her judgments. If this is so, then judgment is imminent upon us, the church, as well as upon the world.

Revelation 18:5, “For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

What does this phrase “her sins have reached unto heaven” mean? Sin had reached to such a point that it had the potential of changing God’s plan for humanity. The cup is full and God Himself cannot allow sin to go any further. Sin forces the hand of God to act. There is no judgment of God that does not have some reason, some deep spiritual reason, where God must move in order to preserve His people and His world.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 169-170)

Thought for today: God wants to preserve His people and His world. Let us not be a partaker of Babylon’s sins and fall under her judgment.

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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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