Summary: Chapters 17: describes the spiritual and chapter 18: describes the commercial states of Babylon. Spiritual Babylon involves the big umbrella of Christendom that is with us today; many assemblies that name the name of Christ are far from Christian, they o
Rev.18:4-7~# 63-pt.4 COMMERCIAL BABYLON FALLS 7-17-10
Chapters 17: describes the spiritual and chapter 18: describes the commercial states of Babylon. Spiritual Babylon involves the big umbrella of Christendom that is with us today; many assemblies that name the name of Christ are far from Christian, they only have the appearance of being religious, but never exalt or magnify His name, there’s no mention of sinners need to receive Jesus before its too late, they don’t want to offend any one. People can have religion and worship a tree, a cow, or anything else, but if people want to go to heaven they’ll have to come as the scripture says.
Jesus said in
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Not as Dr, tinkling symbol say’s.
I want to take just a minute before we go on with our study to read to you just a small portion of a piece that I read in the Christian magazine “ISRAEL MY GLORY” which is a great and informative magazine, the writer that penned this particular article is Brother Charles E. McCracken, in this writing he is exposing modern day paganism. Its heading is:
“Although some attribute the emerging pagan worldview to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and early 70s, the professing church actually shifted toward paganism in 1993 with the first and now-infamous feminist “Re-Imagining Conference” in Minnesota.
Promoted by mainline denominations under the auspices of the World Council of Churches’
"Decade of Solidarity with Women,"
As each of the 34 speakers took the podium, more than 2,000 women chanted, "Bless
Sophia, dream the vision, share the wisdom dwelling deep within."
--Throughout the conference they sang, "0 great spirit, earth and wind and sea, you are inside and all around me."
--(A declaration in the 1998 conference program read, "I FOUND GOD IN MYSELF, AND I
LOVED HER. 1 LOVED HER FIERCELY.")
--Among the speakers was Chung Hyun Kyung, associate professor of ecumenical studies
at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She presented God as an all-encompassing
energy force uniting and permeating all that exists. She encouraged "pranic healing," or tap-
ping into cosmic energy. "This life-giving energy came from god and it is everywhere,
It is in the sun and in the ocean; it is from the ground and it is from the trees."
-- Consistent with a blatant pagan agenda, everyone in the assembly was encouraged to affirm
her "godhood" by placing a red dot on her forehead to signify the divine presence—effectively
alienating all who would not comply.
-- The highlight of the conference featured a Eucharist of bread and milk mixed with honey offered to the goddess Sophia.
--This mockery of orthodox Christianity was topped 10 years later at the conference reunion in 2003. That event climaxed with a celebration of the "Lady’s Supper" in which the women "bit into the sacramental apple,"
-- mimicking Eve’s sampling of the forbidden fruit and calling it an act that brought enlightenment rather than man’s Fall.
Well I read you that to show what much of our society dwells on, this is “RELIGION” minus salvation, they can continue to have their get togethers and continue with their mockery but one day God will say,:” let him alone” as He did to Ephraim, we’ll say some more about Ephraim shortly.
So spiritual Babylon is on every hand today and will be in full bloom just after the rapture of the True church and it ends close to the mid-tribulation as she is burned and destroyed with fire by the 10 kings at the direction of the Political leader the antichrist, but lets not forget that God is the Director and He has laid it on their hearts to destroy her.
Ø According to 17:16-17 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore**, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast,** until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
His plan is to get rid of sin, and sinners that have reach the point of a hardened heart towards Him and has refused Him for the last time, when He tells the Holy Spirit to “leave him alone” it’s to late.
Hosea prophesying against Ephraim said
4:17-18 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone. 18Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually—and spiritual Babylon continues to commits spiritual fornication with its many religions.
All God must do to make certain a man goes to hell is simply let him alone.
Ø Jesus said in