Spiritual babylon – Today’s Church

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Spiritual Babylon – Today’s Church

Revelation 18
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2With a mighty voice he shouted: “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil[a] spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird. 3For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
4Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; 5for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. 6Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Mix her a double portion from her own cup. 7Give her as much torture and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn.’ 8Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
9″When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. 10Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!’
11″The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more— 12cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; 13cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men.
14″They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ 15The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn 16and cry out: ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! 17In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’
“Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. 18When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ 19They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin! 20Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.’ ”
21Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: “With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. 22The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again. No workman of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again. 23The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray. 24In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth.”

The USA is physical Babylon, the church in the USA is spiritual Babylon and she is about to be dealt with accordingly.

“She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil[a] spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird. 3For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

The churches have literally become a haunt for every type of evil spirit imaginable. A church I attended in Dallas for a year had a coven of witches and warlocks who were very, very close to the leadership and who, literally, controlled the spirit of the church. In most churches the people have brought in all types of evil spirits with them and the churches have become so spiritually polluted that it is difficult for most of the sheep to differentiate between holy spirits and evil spirits. There is no discernment in the Body of Christ and the shepherds are blind. Holiness is not preached nor even known about in today’s churches.

The “unclean and destestable birds” are the false doctrines and abominable teachings that fill the churches today. The church is the Great Whore of Babylon who has spread her legs to every imaginable doctrine that comes along. She has slept with every wind and wave of doctrine that has arisen out of the depths of hell. She has become pregnant with all these abominations and God is about to destroy her. She has preached every false doctrine you can think of in order to get more members into the churches who will give more money, so that they can hire more staff, have more programs and build bigger churches – all to the glory of the pastors. Then they say “See what a great church we have!! See how great we are!! Come join us and give us your tithes so that we can become even greater!”

The nations have drunk her false doctrines, her wine that makes them feel good. The kings of the earth (the pastors) have committed adultery with her in teaching her lies in order to make the people feel important and powerful so that they will give even more money to the church. The merchants of the earth have become rich by all the books that the churches have bought from them and sell at the church, all the CDs, all the t-shirts, all the signs, all the bumper stickers. The merchants have become rich from everything that has been needed to build bigger churches and develop greater programs. The churches have become like the money changers in the temple.

4Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; 5for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes

God is calling His holy remnant, His bride, out of the churches today and cleaning them up from the filth that is in the churches. He is preparing His holy remnant for the hard times that are about to come upon the USA. He is giving them the faith necessary to make it through those times. He is purifying His bride and making her ready for Jesus’ imminent return. He is pulling his holy remnant out of the whore so that they will not share in what God is about to do to the so-called Body of Christ.

Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Mix her a double portion from her own cup. 7Give her as much torture and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn.’

The churches are about to be judged very, very severely. They are about to be destroyed. The evil that God is about to unleash upon them will make even the holy remnant quake from afar with fear. Demons will be released in untold numbers in these churches. Church members will be absolutely terrified by what they see happening. Remember the “Exorcist”? What God is about to unleash upon the churches will make that movie look like child’s play. It will be a time of incredible terror! They will learn that they are not queens who sit high in the heavens, and they will mourn night and day. There will much weeping and gnashing of teeth and fear like man has never known.

8Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
9″When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. 10Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!’
11″The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more— 12cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; 13cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men.
14″They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ 15The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn 16and cry out: ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! 17In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’
“Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. 18When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ 19They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin.”

This is self-explanatory and needs no further words regarding it.

20Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.’ ”
21Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: “With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. 22The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again. No workman of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again. 23The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.

Yes, we will rejoice over her destruction because we know the lies she has told, the people she has led astray and the abominations she has committed. There will be great joy in Heaven and among the saints here on earth when the whore is thrown down and burned up. No music will ever be heard in her walls again. Never again will workman build these “great monuments to God”. Never again will light ever shine in her again. Never again will God inhabit her buildings. In fact, He has already left most of them. They are like empty tombs.

“In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth”

God has sent prophets to her for years, but she has persecuted them, kicked them out and tried to destroy them. I speak from many years of personal, first-hand experiences when I say that. The wounds that the churches have inflicted upon me and other prophets like me have been grevious. God is about to vindicate His prophets. The great whore is about to be destroyed!

Revelation 3:14-18
14″To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked

Substitute “the church in the USA” for “the church in Laodecia.

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  1. kindled by the Spirit in the heart.

  2. Clifford, thanks for the posting,

    Your post is a discerning message which taps the truth. I see the Anti-Christ viewing the church as a voracious crocodile grinning at his breakfast!

    Many focus on Babylon the great as representing a country or city (or the Roman Catholic church (definitely a harlot of sorts) where we have a suitable candidate on our hands- the visible corrupt church.

    Scripture states that the anti-Christ will take his seat in the temple of God and many Christians await the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem in this respect. Yet the true temple of God is the Body of Christ as stated by Peter (1Pe 2_5) and Paul (Eph 2_19-22). This is the spiritual temple of the Holy Spirit- where the Anti-Christ cannot be seated. True believers who walk in expectation of Christ are built up into this spiritual house.

    However, the external apparatus consisting of human assemblies and paraphernalia constitutes a visible temple which is ripening to meet its Anti-Christ! Given that individual believers constitute stones in the temple- and these also constitute temples- the corruption begins with the stones and extends into the greater building. Many have been deceived and extended their roots into the counterfeit temple and will be swept aside with it.

    Re-reading Thessalonians 2
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    If you re-read 2Thessalonians 2 in the light of your posting we have this:

    Paul begins his teaching on the Anti-Christ by stating that before the return of the Lord, a “falling away” or apostasy occurs. Paul continues affirming that the man of perdition will exalt himself and takes his seat in the temple of God.

    What is the nature of the Apostasy and what is the nature of the deception? It is a strong delusion sent by God that they should believe the lie!

    On the one hand we have the true body of Christ, for whom serving Christ’s kingdom is first and the only concern. They see their lives as orientated around Christ- for his ends. They regard everything, home, in the light of how these things serve God and sacrifice in these matters to edify the Body of Christ. In their midst we see the outworking of the power of the Holy Spirit, manifesting firstly and most importantly in conviction of the heart and then through many other supernatural gifts- all of which are directed to serving the interests of the Kingdom of God. From my first days as a Christian I was bapized in the Holy Spirit, with various gifts in evidence- but these I hold as irrelevant compared to being embued with the power of the Holy Spirit to convict.

    In the visible corrupt church, we have a demonstration of power and miracles which serve fleshy and carnal believers whose purpose and focus is not the gospel but to perpetuate comfortable life styles! How many teachings and exhortations are directed towards being embued with the power of the Holy Spirit to convict. When Paul declared in 1 Corinthians 1 & 2, that he came not with words but with power- was he empasising the outworkings of miracles only or was it not the visible working of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of the hearer?

    The painful matter here is that most do not understand that the falling away is not an outward rejection of Christ but rather a grasping of an Anti-Christ Gospel which sets consumption, success and wealth as an objective in place of true service. Sure, God might bless me or others with a surplus income but I do not seek this and when it arrives, how do I spend this?

    This leads on to the other insignia of the Anti-Christ / Beast, his mark. Long before any physical mark is applied, there is a spiritual marking- where our indusry (mark on the hand) and our thoughts , ambitions and goals are directed to material- self serving ends.

    This sums up your harlot church and her attendees.

    May you be well brother!

    Peer.

    • I am in substantial agreement with you on these things, as shocking as it may sound.

      I believe it is time for Christians everywhere to pray that they may once again be agents for bringing in the Holy Spirit’s convicting presence. For this to happen, all of us must ruthlessly renounce any kind of sin or falling short of the mark that we have allowed.

      Recent history has shown that many are ready to embrace an easy going carnal version of Christianity as long as there are some sensational elements to it. That is dangerous.

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