Babylon Rescue Intro - Why we must flee Babylon.
The bible could not be clearer on this subject - I don't understand why more people don't understand this - Babylon is a problem for everyone, there is absolutely no one who doesn't need deliverance from it - God gave all of his people over to serve the king of Babylon - but the time has come in which God is calling all of his people out of it. In Jeremiah 51 the Prophet says "Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul, for this is the time of the Lord's vengeance." So when is the time of the Lord's vengeance on Babylon? It's in Rev. 17 and 18 - at the end of time - God will finally destroy Babylon.
I was speaking to my wife the other morning, asking her if she remembered more than twenty years ago when the Lord started speaking to me, she did remember. We were driving to take a hike in the mountains and I told my wife then that I thought I was going to die, and I remember that I had such a great peace about it, which at the time, I thought was really weird.
I didn’t know for sure if I would actually die, I knew this sense of death that was hovering over me may well have been something spiritual - something more which had some significance - I was not completely aware of at the time.
Today it has become crystal clear to me - everything I was - my identity - my activities in the institutional Christian Church - I was a music minister - I had always from my youth participated in some manner within the institutions I found myself in - raised up in the Assembly of God Church - had a short stay with a cult called “The Body” - was taken to the United Pentecostal Church by my mom - became “Jesus only” - rebelled over the issue of speaking in tongues as a matter of salvation, was asked to leave - became a Baptist - had a problem with Once Saved Always Saved - was asked to leave - Got involved in the Calvary Chapel movement - started playing Christian rock - was also asked to leave after years - I can’t even remember why -
The Foursquare movement where I was a music minister for 5 years - the Vineyard movement and later I even gave my best at fitting into the Calvinist Presbyterian movement - until again - I was asked to leave because I just didn’t fit in - I just couldn’t agree with the hierarchical structure that could be traced back to no where other than the holy Roman Empire.
I became dead to all of this in me, I did die -
so I entirely abandoned the institutional - denominational or even non-denominational Church - and began having bible studies in my home with my children, some of which were still fairly young at the time.
Over twenty years ago the Lord began to unfold before me this mystery - this MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I am very well aware that this understanding is not unique to me - I am not the first to declare such a thing - When the Protestors - the Protestants departed from the murderous clutches of the Holy Roman Empire - the Catholic Church - They said this about her - they called her The Mother of Harlots and the Abominations of the Earth - they weren’t wrong.
When the Protestants had escaped the murderous clutches of the Holy Roman Empire - They to became a political entity and the Protestants ruled Europe. There is one group that comes to mind which the Lord raised up to give testimony to this - there were others - but in the writing of the Diaries of George Fox, there is a testimony - it is a testimony of the murderous Protestants which ruled Europe - George Fox called them a Daughter of their Mother - Even Babylon The Great and Abominations of the Earth! And he wasn’t wrong!
Jesus also had his greatest conflicts with Babylon -
Jesus told the scribes and the Pharisees - "I am here telling you the truth, yet you want to kill me, tell me my sin?" Jesus said to the religious leaders of his time - “You say, “If we were are Fathers, we would not have killed the Prophets and servants of the Lord.” And Jesus said to them “You admit that you are the children of murderers!” The Scribes and Pharisees insisted “We are not born of adultery - we are the children of Abraham” - Jesus told them - “If you were the children of Abraham, you would do the works of Abraham - if you were the children of Moses, you would do the works of Moses - Moses wrote of me - But instead your Father is the Devil, for you do the works of your Father - he was a murderer from the beginning!"
Friends - Don’t be deceived -
John said - If you hate your brother, you are a murderer, and you know that NO Murderer will enter into the Kingdom of God. They may not physically kill you - why here in America it’s illegal - they would go to jail - but what would they do if all restraints were taken out of the way? Trust me - This Mystery Babylon the Great - Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the earth - they are still the children of their Father the Devil - and he is a murderer. You will not only find out that these people hate you, you will also find out - if the restraints are taken out of the way - they would have no problem killing you either - that’s a fact!
It is no mistake that Jesus said the exact same thing about the religious leaders of his time that John the Revelator said about the great Harlot - (Rev 18:24) And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
To the Scribes and Pharisees Jesus said:
(Luk 11:49-52) Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Jesus said almost exactly the same thing to the religious leaders of his day that John said about the woman who rides the beast - the great harlot.
Jesus had an enemy - His enemy was the King of Babylon - Satan is the King of Babylon. (Isa 14:13) 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:
The word "congregation", is also a word which means "Church" - The Devil has promised to ascend to a spiritual position of prominence in your Church. The Devil is the King of Babylon.
In Daniel chapter. 2 - the image which Daniel interpreted for the King of Babylon, it was said - that it would stand until Jesus - that rock that is hewn without the hand of man - which smote the toes made of iron and clay - and then the Lord would set up a Kingdom on earth which shall never be destroyed -we are still waiting for that.
So the religious Scribes and Pharisees were Babylon - They crucified the Lord -
The Holy Roman Empire was Babylon - They killed millions of people and even refuse to allow the scriptures in the hands of the poor -
The Protestants were Babylon - they did according to the works of their Father and Mother - they were murderers as well -
it might be said -
The Catholics killed her milliions - The Protestants killed her thousands.
Today this Mystery Babylon is none other than the kingdom of Christendom
(Jer 51:6-8) Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
When the Lord first started to reveal all of these things to me, it not only answered all of my questions about this mystery - why Christendom has 20,000 different sects, it gave me hope to look forward to this deliverance of Jacob in the scriptures -
I then understood that what I had experienced and seen in this kingdom called Christendom - it was being controlled by Satan himself - to confuse the languages, to keep the people of God in bondage - to keep them from that truth that would set them free - this is the greatest threat to the kingdom of darkness.
Over twenty years ago now, I thought for sure that God would eventually reveal this truth to all of his people individually - even if they wouldn’t listen to me, they would eventually come to this truth - I now realize that I was wrong.
God has alway spoken in secret - read Isaiah 48 - it’s all there - if you didn’t listen to Noah - you were in trouble - if you didn’t listen to Moses - you were in trouble, Job, David, the Prophets - the Apostles - it’s always been the case that the Lord speaks in secret - the only question remains with you and you alone - are you poor enough? - are you humble? are you willing to consider from a vessel you don’t approve of? Can you be like the Bereans and search the scriptures to see if these things be so?
I am not a doctor of Theology - I am not Dr. Michael Brown or Dr. John MacArthur - they are both clueless of this truth - because God has hid it from them. I don’t stand on some great title, I don’t stand on some great training degree -
But I make my boast in the Lord, the humble will hear thereof and be glad - but most of the religious leaders will always side with the kingdom of darkness - just like they did in the days of Jesus.
It’s the fear of the Lord that is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. God does not approve of that which men approve of - and those whom the King of Babylon chose, are an abomination to the Lord.
There is a great wisdom and counsel from the Lord that I have been given over the years - some claim in their evil imaginations that I have some evil intent - I just want to rule over them - that’s a lie - I simply have a light - and when I go into a dark room I desire for that light to shine in a dark place - why? - because the truth will set the people of the Lord free from Babylon.
If I can serve others - why shouldn’t I? Let’s go over some of the key scriptures of Isaiah 48:
(Isa 48:1-2) Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness. For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
The secular nation of Israel today in the middle east is NOT in the captivity of Babylon - these verses do not speak of secular Israel - this rather speaks of those who call themselves Christians today.
(Isa 48:6-7) Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
These scriptures clearly call the truth I speak of - hidden truth - this truth has been hidden in plain site from the religious leaders of our day - The Lord is excellent in counsel to hide such truth - think about it!
(Isa 48:14-16) All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans. I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous. Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
God has hidden his truth - now through the scriptures themselves, the Lord is calling his people to give audience to these teachings - God himself is explaining to you why he has kept these things secret - but now God is getting ready to deliver his people from Babylon - And the things the Lord has revealed is here to Rescue the people of God from Babylon!
(Isa 48:20) Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
Let it be so Lord!