Spiritual Babylon – Man-Made Organized Religion
When one follows the truth outlined in Scripture concerning the way of Christ, it should become abundantly clear that organized religion and their man-made traditions and doctrines are leading the masses down the broad road to destruction.
From the ancient tower of Babylon to the church buildings of today, religious men have strived to attain God by their own fleshly and carnal means giving themselves their own vain-glory instead giving all glory to God. Today, man's carnal religious endeavours have brought confusion and an adulterated Gospel message.
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and LET US MAKE A NAME FOR OURSELVES, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” – Genesis 11:4
In all the confusion of organized religion today, it is clear men no longer fear God, nor give Him glory through His Son , but revel in the false assurance that they have boughten into. Their idolatrous forms of worship are on display for all to see in manufactured environments environments called, 'church.'
When Christ walked the earth, his focus and message was the Gospel of the Kingdom given to him from his Father. It was a message that would go against the religious mainstream of that day. He would come to build temples that were not made of stone, but 'living stones.'
Today the man-driven church system is still in deviance of the way of Christ and the apostles as they promote spiritual Babylon that is religious government system where ecclesiastical men are employed to control and direct the masses under a denominational template where the Gospel has been adulterated to run as a business.
Spiritual Babylon is a religious system that is attractive to many where they can be comfortable and assured masses in practicing sin in their lives as the 'grace' that is sold from the pulpits does not require shedding the 'old man' The 'Gospel' that they peddle is the opiate of the masses appealing to the flesh. Through gloss, entertainment and 'feel-goods' no can see the lies they have boughten into.
Spiritual Babylon or 'church' can be likened to a harlot that claims to be married to someone, but all-the-while is in bed with someone else.
“FALLEN, FALLEN IS BABYLON THE GREAT, she who made all nations drink the WINE OF THE PASSION OF HER SEXUAL IMMORALITY.” – Revelation 4:8
Those within the man-driven church system drink the 'wine of immorality' as they worship the image of beast based in their self-promoting, self-righteous religious endevours. The mainstream religion called 'Christianity' is co-mingled with the ways of the world where men with religious titles are control rather than Christ.
To the contrary, those who are the true followers of Christ, the called out ones have come out of the bondage of Spiritual Babylonian system and do not conform to the system or the doctrines of the harlot church system.
The great abomination of the mainstream church system is that they accommodate sin. This is the wine that she serves to her minions as they move father and farther away from the way of Christ. Those who love sin will love church doctrines as their version of 'grace' is a licence to sin. All their sins are covered under the gloss of self-righteous works. As they pat themselves on their backs they marketing mantra is, 'look at me, look at us, look at my Pastor, look at our named building.' Christ is sidelined for mammon.
Her priests have done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They HAVE MADE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE HOLY AND THE COMMON, neither have they taught THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UNCLEAN AND THE CLEAN, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. – Ezekiel 22:26
The many forms of godliness, but the religious facades of the pious elite do not fool God. The truth is that there can be no victory to be found in the church system because people remain in their sin because they have made void any victory they could attain for a 'Gospel' of defeat.
History Will Repeat Itself
The book of Daniel attests to the destruction of Babylon by those who took what was holy to God by filling their vessels with the wine of the flesh, thereby defiling them.
King Belshezzar put on a great worldly feast for his lords, wives and concubines. He took vessels that were sanctified to God and poured wine into them and brought them into an immoral and sinful environment.
THEN THEY BROUGHT IN THE GOLDEN VESSELS THAT HAD BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE TEMPLE, THE HOUSE OF GOD IN JERUSALEM, and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. THEY DRANK WINE AND PRAISED THE GODS of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. – Daniel 5:3-4
These golden vessels were an allegory of the true treasures of God, but Belshazzar defiled and plundered them in honour of his carnal ways. Today, the same things are happening in a spiritual sense within the church system. The vessels of God are being fed false doctrines (wine) and in their drunkenness their souls are being taken captive by Spiritual Babylon.
When Belshazzar served the wine, a vision from God appeared before him that foretold judgment that would swiftly come upon him and his kingdom.
“Then from his presence the hand was sent, and this writing was inscribed. And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN. This is the interpretation of the matter: MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” – Daniel 5:24-28
God’s judgement was swift and the king was soon killed as an invading army overcame the kingdom of Babylon.
What is interesting is that in the book of Revelation there are references to Babylon falling. History in a sense will repeating itself.
The abominable spiritual religious state of organized religion is waxing worse as wolves in sheep's clothing accommodate the sins of the masses. The result is that people no longer fear God, but are beguiled by the assurances they are given in Spiritual Babylon.
Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “FALLEN, FALLEN is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.” – Revelation 14:8
“FALLEN, FALLEN is Babylon the great!
She has become a dwelling place for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. – Revelation 18:2
Spiritual Babylon is a religious system that mixes with the ways of the world instead of abiding walking in the principles of the Kingdom of God. Counterfeit Christianity abides in the principles of the way of the world rather than the narrow way.
A true follower of Christ is a vessels sanctified to our Father by what Christ has done. They are not spoiled and defiled by drinking the wines (false doctrines) of Babylon.
“Enter by the narrow gate. FOR THE GATE IS WIDE AND THE WAY IS EASY THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. – Matthew 7:13-14
CAPTIVE- ated by Babylon
Those who truly desire to remain faithful to the way of Christ will remain faithful to principles of the Kingdom of God without compromise. There is only one true Shepherd who is Christ our Saviour.
The Old Testament is full of stories of kings who no longer remained faithful to God. They let idolatry creep in because of the attractive ways of the worldly nations. Once sin became rooted in the hearts, the principles of Babylon took precedence over God’s laws. The result was defeat and captivity. It is no different within Spiritual Babylon where no victory can be found because the work of Christ has been rejected form man's vain works.
The kings of the earth did not believe,
nor any of the inhabitants of the world,
THAT FOE OR ENEMY COULD ENTER
THE GATES OF JERUSALEM.
This was for the sins of her prophets
and the iniquities of her priests,
who shed in the midst of her
the blood of the righteous. – Lamentations 4:12-13
And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their BREACH OF FAITH. – 1 Chronicles 9:1
Weighing and testing what is happening within the church system today would reveal the same compromises of God’s people in the Old Testament. They attempted to eat from both the table of God and the table of demons. This obviously is self-defeating.
Supping from the table of demons will lead to despising, hating, scoffing and mocking the genuine Gospel message of what Christ has done. The biggest crime against the Gospel is never purging sin from your life through the power of the Holy Spirit and being set free from its captivity. The false Gospel's message is that God’s grace only covers sin rather than allowing God through Christ to purge sin from your life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
BUT THEY KEPT MOCKING THE MESSENGERS OF GOD, DESPISING HIS WORDS AND SCOFFING at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy. – 2 Chronicles 36:16
People who are held captive in Spiritual Babylon have baggage that they carry that needs to be purged. A vessel of God is not filled with the poisonous wine that the harlot sells to them.
Christ came to set us free from being in religious and worldly bondage. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will have the strength and the ability to resist and overcome the way of the flesh.
The ways of Spiritual Babylon mixes the holy and profane. Those who are friends of the world are an enemy of God.
And the king of Egypt did not come again out of his land, FOR THE KING OF BABYLON HAD TAKEN ALL THAT BELONGED TO THE KING OF EGYPT from the Brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates. – 2 Kings 24:7
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
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him TWICE AS MUCH A CHILD OF HELL as yourselves. - Matthew 23:15
God’s Wrath Against Babylon
We are warned to flee from 'Babylon' so that we will not partake in the plagues that will come and destroy her. These religious demons will come like locusts with the sole purpose of defiling the vessels of God. The fulfillment of this prophecy is happening right in front of our eyes as the Babylonian church system has destroyed genuine Gospel.
We must ask God to take the the scales off of your eyes to see the abomination that it is. Do not drink the wine a harlot offers you, but drink the 'living water' that Christ is offering.
“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. – Revelation 18:4-5
We can no longer turn a blind eye to sin, nor fellowship with others who claim to follow Christ who are living in a lifestyle of sin. We are not to sup with those who promote the false gospel of Babylon, but expose them.
The true followers of Christ are vessels of the Holy Spirit, not defiled vessels of the Great Whore and her harlot daughters.
Take heed before it is to late. The wrath upon Babylon is coming.
YOUR NAKEDNESS SHALL BE UNCOVERED,
AND YOUR DISGRACE SHALL BE SEEN.
I will take vengeance,
and I will spare no one. – Isaiah 47:3
Slaves of Babylon
Scripture describes Babylon as the 'Mother of Harlots.' The mother produces children of the flesh. These children are slaves to sin and are under the control of demons.
God is calling them to come out so they may have freedom in Christ. May we send them an urgent message.
Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, BEARING CHILDREN FOR SLAVERY; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above IS FREE, and she is our mother. – Galatians 4:24-26
The false security in what is called 'Christianity' is boasting in their self-exaltation. All her followers have committed spiritual adultery. They will one day be shocked when the hear the words of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS.’ – Matthew 7:22-23
Religious men throughout history have gone out on their own strength in an attempt to attain God. They have created for themselves their own buildings, religions, liturgies, gospels, creeds, rites, doctrines, etc, all in an attempt to make a name for themselves. Pride is their downfall because it leads to defeat. The principle of the Kingdom of God is about being humble servant of Christ. The principle of Spiritual Babylon is religious pride that is of the flesh (old man) in the idolatry of worship that creates self-seeking and self-serving religious people.
This is the EXULTANT city
that lived securely,
that said in her heart,
“I AM, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE.”
What a desolation she has become,
a lair for wild beasts!
Everyone who passes by her
hisses and shakes his fist. – Zephaniah 2:15
And the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I HAVE BUILT BY MY MIGHTY POWER as a royal residence and for the GLORY OF MY MAJESTY?” – Daniel 4:30
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.’ – Revelation 18:7
These preceding verses reveal pride?
Are you a part of the 'Babylonian' religious system that is a dwelling place of demons where an antichrist spirit is worshipped?
Churches are buildings that people go inside to worship the image of the beast that maded to be as God. They drink Babylonian wine and fill their vessels with it. As they drink they will say there is no judgement for their sins. The lawless slaves of Babylon with no fear of God.
The characteristics of 'Babylonian' slaves is that their motivation and zeal for self-esteem, approval and financial gain based on doing things their own way where man is in control instead of Christ.
TO THE DEGREE THAT SHE HAS GLORIFIED HERSELF AND LIVED IN LUXURY, inflict on her that much torment and misery. – Revelation 18:7, Berean Study Bible
The Kingdom of God contains the true 'called out' ekklesia of Christ. The kingdom of Babylon contains those who are called into religious system of men. This is a storehouse for tares.
Unfortunately, there seems to be few who desire to walk the narrow path with the fear of God and walking His commandments. Many prefer to drink the wine of Babylon.
The False Christ’s of Babylon and the Christian Church
Many claim to follow Christ, but they are still in the flesh. Their flesh desires to worship 'another Jesus' that Paul the apostle warned about in the New Testament. The 'Jesus' they follow is a seducing spirit, an antichrist created from their own carnal minds.
I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s craftiness, YOUR MINDS WILL BE LED ASTRAY FROM YOUR SIMPLE AND PURE DEVOTION TO CHRIST. For if someone comes and proclaims A JESUS OTHER THAN THE ONE WE PROCLAIMED, or if you receive a DIFFERENT SPIRIT than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily. - 2 Corinthians 11:3-4
The counterfeit of the way of Christ is antichrist that replaces pure devotion to Christ for the doctrines of men.
I have written to the ekklesia about this, but Diotrephes, who LOVES TO BE FIRST, will not accept our instruction. – 1 John 1:9
I know that after my departure, ferocious wolves will come in among you and WILL NOT SPARE THE FLOCK. – Acts 20:29
You are aware that ALL WHO ARE IN ASIA turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. – 2 Timothy 1:15
Many believe the great falling away is some future event, but fail to understand that it is the manifestation of who they are. The have poisoned the well of the water of life. Truth has been leavened with lies.
The principles of the Kingdom of God are not practiced among people with carnal eyes and lazy spirits.
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is TO SEARCH THINGS OUT. – Proverbs 25:2
His disciples remembered that it was written, “ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.” – John 2:17
Those in Spiritual Babylon become still-born instead of born again.
The SUM of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. – Psalm 119:160
Those among the ekklesia have Christ as their Head. They have no desire to be esteemed among men, but give gOd all the glory through Christ.
Anyone who desires a following and drawing of religious crowds unto themselves are self-serving elitists. Those who are in Christ are humble servants.
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces HE WAS DESPISED, and WE ESTEEMED HIM NOT. – Isaiah 53:3
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; GOD CHOSE WHAT IS WEAK IN THE WORLD TO SHAME THE STRONG – 1 Corinthians 1:27
Who is your Head?
Every church denomination has a different man's name as their head, but the Kingdom of God has only one name who is the Head. That is the distinction between those who are captive to Babylon or the followers of Christ.
Who is your head?
Whoever is head is whom your allegiance to.
Unfortunately, for many it is not Christ who is their head, but someone else.
- Escaping the Grip of Spiritual Babylon that is the Church System
God is calling His people to come out the "harlot daughters" that are denominations of the modern "church" and enter into the New Spiritual Jerusalem.
- The Kingdom of God vs.The Kingdoms of Men
There is a striking dissimilarity between those who are citizens of the Kingdom of God and those who are members within the kingdoms of men.
- The Antichrist Church that is Organized Religion
There is an increasing majority of people who are leaving the organized religion of attending “church.” They are compelled to leave because they can no longer conform to the popular accepted system.
- The Tabernacle, the Temple, the Synagogue and the Church
Is there any evidence in the Bible that man-made tabernacles, temples, synagogues and churches that are known as places of worship were actually used for the same purposes today?
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