- Religion and Philosophy
Exiled In, or Freedom from Spiritual Babylon
There are many who are in the counterfeit church system who are under the oppression and captivity of spiritual Babylon. Spiritual Babylon is a spiritual state of people who focus more on their man-made building rather than allowing Christ to build temples of the Holy Spirit. Under the gloss of the traditions of man are an oppressed people who are battered, tired, mentally and emotionally drained imprisoned by wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Scripture reveals some insight into the spiritual reality of Babylon through the physical events that took place in the Old Testament when Judah was taken captive and imprisoned by their Babylonian enemies as a result of breaking the covenant that they had made with God (Exodus 19:8).
And all the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem. And the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon, together with the rest of the multitude, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard CARRIED INTO EXILE. – 2 Kings 25:10-11
When we choose to disobey God and His leading through Christ without repentance, our hearts will harden and we will be drawn into spiritual captivity. Judah is an example of a people that God allowed to be taken captive for their disobedience. Their hard hearts were a result of refusing to come under the authority of God making them hostile towards His standards. The people of God became captive to Satan’s kingdom, but it was only through their repentance that they were released from bondage.
Satan is the king of spiritual Babylon today who brings confusion and double-mindedness as he wages continual war against the ekklesia of Christ. Many who fall for his deceptions have allowed him to take control over the inner courts of their sanctuary.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. - Ephesians 6:12
Paul speaks of members of the ekklesia who are held captive in the law of sin.
But I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. – Romans 7:23
When we become a new creation through Christ, we are no longer a slave to sin. We come under the authority of God through His Son.If we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives, we will be protected from and will have the discernment avoid the system of spiritual corruption that wants to lead us into bondage.
Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” – Job 1:10-11
Many have been led into captivity, but God is calling those to come out. He will show us are carnal ways and reveal the true nature of our hearts in captivity to bring us to repentance. We must take heed; otherwise, we will not be restored unto Him leading to a reprobate mind.
For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. – Romans 7:19
The question is why would God allow His people to be held in captivity in a state of confusion?
Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the LORD. – Isaiah 39:6
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. - 2 Corinthians 5:1
There are many who take part in the traditions of the counterfeit institutional church system who are in a state of confusion. They look to man’s ways of attaining salvation rather than following the way of Christ. Their focus is on the things of the world instead of the Kingdom of God. The is is the equivalent to what happened to Judah.
Moreover, I will give all the wealth of the city, all its gains, all its prized belongings, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah into the hand of their enemies, who shall plunder them and seize them and carry them to Babylon. – Jeremiah 20:5
The glory of God cannot manifest in our lives when we are bound in spiritual Babylon.
The Daily Battle
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:31-32
The process of being set free will bring persecution to those who choose to remain in bondage. There is battle against the religious self-righteous as will as our own as we walk in repentance out of the darkness into the light of abiding in God's word.
You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. – 1 Corinthians 15:36
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. – 2 Corinthians 4:16
The key to fighting the fight and being victorious in Christ is allowing the Holy Spirit to convict us and let God deal with the carnal intentions of our hearts that focuses on the temporal needs of spiritual Babylon to the eternal principles of the Kingdom of God.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
God does not work in the self-righteous because their righteousness is filthy rags. We must walk in faith in obedience to the truth that will set us free so that we are pleasing in the sight of God.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge – Hosea 4:6
God allows us to go through hard situations because He wants to purge something that is in us to bring us to repentance and into freedon. We must cast away the baggage that we carry from spiritual Babylonian because it will only lead to confusion and double-mindedness that leads right back into captivity.
Imprisonment or Release
There are many who are held captive in spiritual Babylon. Some have been there most of their lives. Unfortunately, they will remain there and never come to the knowledge of the truth because they have refused God’s calling to come out of the harlot church system. Willful ignorance is a life sentence in captivity with a reprobate minds. The refusal of knowledge and the call to repentance is the same as being bound in chains.
Our Father in heaven by His Grace through Christ will give many the the opportunity to seek truth and gain the knowledge to finding freedom.
The process of maturing in Christ is learning with the guidance of the Holy Spirit of how to obtain the hidden mysteries of the Kingdom of God. It requires going the process of slaying our carnal nature and allowing God’s to lead us out of captivity into peace and freedom.
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace! – Psalm 29:11
Today, many fear man more than of God. Human tradition takes precedence, but it will never bring true peace and happiness. Self-help programs will always come at a price of throwing out faith in God for man. Respect for God and His standards are sidelined fro the way of spiritual Babylon.
When people surrender their minds and emotions to the direction of ecclesiastical men, they become captive to them. The wolves in sheep’s clothing will gloss their eyes over from seeing the truth of their condition.Th is manifests manifestations in the utter denial of truth, confusion, insecurity, delusion, unbelief and double-mindedness just to name few. These symptoms are a result of coming under lordship of Babylonian authorities instead of what solely belongs to Christ.
Many blame God for their situation, but it is of their our own making. The pride of not taking ownership for their behaviours will not lead them out of captivity. It is only through humility that there is release.
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. – Romans 13:11
When we allow the sword of truth to slay our carnal man, we will wake up out of our demonic slumber with the ability to listen, obey and heed the call of God.
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people,
lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues – Revelation 18:4
If we don’t come out, we will be left to the confusion of spiritual Babylon and share in her plagues.
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. – Romans 8:9b
God is calling many out of Babylon, but many are not responding because they are not willing to heed His call.
Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, because I sent them into exile among the nations and then assembled them into their own land. I will leave none of them remaining among the nations anymore. – Ezekiel 39:28
Escaping from spiritual Babylon is allowing God rescue us and lead the way. The only way ancient Israel could escape captivity was by God rescuing them and leading the way. Unless we repent, it will be futile in trying to leave captivity into freedom. The only way out is focusing on God and allowing Him through Christ to perform the work of salvation within us.
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. – Exodus 14:13
Come out enslavement cures those who are spiritually deaf and blind that brings peace and a sound mind.
True freedom in Christ is seeing with greater perception of reality through spiritual eyes. The carnal mind is never at peace because it is shackled to the temporal system of the world. The things of the Spirit of God are the everlasting purposes of His plan for us.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2
Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. – 1 Peter 3:11
Repentance and Warning
Ask God to give you spiritual eyes and ears to see the truth about spiritual Babylon that is wrapped in the organized religions of the world. It has been prophesied that the great falling away will come. It is here, but many cannot see it for what it truly is. God is going to test our faith with trials to bring us into perfection and completeness in Him. It is only through repentance that we can attain the knowledge of truth and understanding God’s plan of salvation.
The revivals that are announced today is not about conviction, but about promoting apostasy anymore. The hype and gimmicks is a plague that runs rampant in spiritual Babylon. The disease that causes reprobate minds is moving across the land. We must heed the call and be cured before it fully manifests.
Revival in spiritual Babylon is not a cure from the plague, but an illusion of it.
It is time to fear God and listen to His voice, or face the consequences.
Matthew 24:3-13 is here.
The delusion that things are better on the broad road is spiritually blindness.
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. - 2 Thessalonian 2:8
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. - 2 Timothy 4:3
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. - 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Seeing things through lens of man's doctrines is like worshiping God with a golden calf.
"Let us build and make a name for ourselves."
Idolatry (Let Us Build)
Spiritual Babylon puts man at the head rather than Christ. They will say, “Let us build and make a name for ourselves.” They try to attain salvation by human effort that turns the Gospel into commerce. The counterfeit church system just like ancient Israel adopted the practices of the world in an attempt to attin salvation. This only led them into bondage.
True believers in Christ must understand that they do not represent a building, business, corporation, or charity. The Kingdom of God will never expand on noble human effort and methods, but only by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Human efforts are selfish ambitions that center around the traditions of man.
We need to repent of our dead works.
The ministries are motivated by mammon and gaining recognition for themselves. Through the activity religious human effort the focus turns to man instead of what Christ has done.
“Son of man, these men have taken their idols into their hearts, and set the stumbling block of their iniquity before their faces. – Ezekiel 14:3
Many do not fully understand the consequences of their idolatry. Satan is released to assault all those who partake in in the churches of men. Behind the religious facade a re those who are oppressed, depressed and discouraged. Spiritual manipulation runs rampant as a means of control. The confusion and division of denominations are God’s judgement on those who remain in Babylon.
Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. – Genesis 11:7-8
God’s judgement is still operating today.
Will you have eyes to see and ears to hear the call of God to come out.
“Come out of her, my people,
lest you take part in her sins,
lest you share in her plagues;
for her sins are heaped high as heaven,
and God has remembered her iniquities.
Pay her back as she herself has paid back others,
and repay her double for her deeds;
mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
As she glorified herself and lived in luxury,
so give her a like measure of torment and mourning,
since in her heart she says,
‘I sit as a queen,
I am no widow,
and mourning I shall never see.’
For this reason her plagues will come in a single day,
death and mourning and famine,
and she will be burned up with fire;
for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.” – Revelation 18:4-8
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