As we consider Mystery Babylon we must remember that we are drawing close to the end of the age. The Blood Red Moons of 2014 and 2015, the Shemitah (Sabbath) year of 2015, and the Jubilee year of 2016 all signal its nearness to those who are watching. As the end of the age approaches, we should expect wickedness to increase but also righteousness to increase. The message of Revelation 22:11 is going forth –
“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
In other words, if you want to be filthy, go on – be more filthy because you don’t have long, but, if you want to be righteous – strive with all your being to be more righteous because the Lord is soon coming! The Devil knows this as well and he is doing all he can do to stop this next word from happening –
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”– Revelation 19:7, 8
That is what Mystery Babylon is all about. With great deception the Devil infiltrates the true Church of Jesus Christ with the false church. Jesus dictated letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 warning of these deceptions –
“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”
“But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.”
“Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”
All these warnings come to churches that Jesus loves enough to warn them of their faults. Go back to the beginning and begin to function like the first Church did. It was Messianic, full of the Holy Spirit, actively looking for the return of the Lord to make this world right before God. Jesus warned against the doctrine of Balaam who seduced Israel with a message of compromise with the world’s standards and not God’s. He warned against the encroachment of feminism which distorts God’s established order for the bedrock of God’s creation – the family. He warned that the love of riches leads to lukewarmness in the work of God – which is the establishment of the kingdom of God in society.
The Church today has allowed a Trojan horse in its doors. It has compromised its message to be separate from the world –
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” – 2 Corinthians 6:17
We marvel at Muslims who will riot over a cartoon about Muhammad because they have the zeal of belief. I do not agree with Islam but one thing you can say about them – they are not lukewarm! Christians allow paintings of Christ in a bottle of piss and call it art – and even allow our tax dollars to pay for it! There is no shame or outcry in the Church any more against divorce even though it is destroying the family upon which the Church is built and God is so clearly against it –
“For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the LORD of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.” – Malachi 2:16
God even gives the reason He hates divorce because it robs Him of “godly seed”. No one, who has studied the problem, can deny the damage done to children who bear the brunt of divorce. I do not mean to imply that there can be no forgiveness for this but we need to understand the great damage we are doing to ourselves, basically for the sake of selfishness, and begin teaching against divorce in the Church once again.
Anyone who looks at what is accepted in the modern Church and compares it to the beginning Church will see that the doctrines of “mystery Babylon” have been allowed to infiltrate the Church. Many churches will not speak or act on the message of the Bible for fear of losing their tax exempt status or fear of being sued by a corrupt legal system.
When so many evangelicals, who are supposed to believe the Word of God, can vote for politicians like Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump who have not hidden their contempt for God by their language and actions, it is clear that much of the Church needs to hear the message of Jesus Christ to His Church –
“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.” – Revelation 2:5
“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” – Revelation 18:4