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Fallen Babylon – Man-Made Organized Religion
When one follows the truth outlined in Scripture concerning the Gospel 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 great ancient tower of Babylon to the church buildings of today, religious men have strived to attain salvarion with their fleshly and carnal attempts to give themselves a name, rather than give all glory to God. As a result of their carnal human endeavours, He has confused their languages and scattered them throughout the world.
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, men no longer fear God, nor give Him glory through His Son. Instead, in their vain endeavours they worship in idolatrous man-made environments called churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples.
When Christ was on the earth, his focus and message was the Gospel of the Kingdom of God that the Father gave to him. It was to warn others to be aware of man’s false religion. He did not come to build churches made of stone, but to build his ekklesia who are "living stones" that cannot be built with man’s hands.
The fallen church system (spiritual Babylon) is a religious government where hired men control the masses in the façade selfish ambitions done in the name of Christ.
Spiritual Babylon is a controlled religious system where the masses continue to live and practice sin in their lives under man-made grace that their hirelings sell from their pulpits. The Gospel they peddle is the opiate of the masses as it appeals to their flesh. It is quite easy to follow, but it is all wrapped up in a religious lie.
A harlot is someone who claims to be married to someone, but is in bed with someone else. This is the epitome of the false Babylonian church system today.
“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 religious church system drink the wine of immorality as they worship the image of beast based on the fleshly works of men. All Christian churches, including their sects and denominations, the Roman Catholic Church as well as ALL other mainstream religions are ALL co-mingled with the ways and systems of the world where men have taken full control rather than allowing Christ to be the head.
Those among the ekklesia are commanded to come out of the Babylonian system of church and no longer conform to her harlot ways.
The abomination of the harlot church system is that they accommodate sin. This is the wine that she serves to her minions as they are continually deceived in perverting and twisting the way of Christ. Those who love sin will love church where the blind lead the blind. The harlot system is about bragging about their righteous works of the flesh and patting themselves on their backs. Look at me, look at us, look at my pastor, look at our named building and look at my denomination. Somehow Christ is sidelined as an after thought in all of their zeal.
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 fact is there can be no victory to be found in the religious church system because the people continue to remain in their sinful lifestyles denying the power of Christ working in their lives to become new creations.
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 them 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 the 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
The golden vessels were an allegory of the true treasures of God, but Belshazzar defiled and plundered them in honor of his carnality. The same thing is happening in a spiritual sense today where the vessels of God are being fed false doctrine (wine) and their souls are being taken captive within the walls of man-made organized religion.
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 twice. One has already happened in the past, and the other will be in the future.
The abominable spiritual religious state of organized religion is getting worse and worse as false shepherds promote and accommodate the sins of the people. The result is that the people no longer fear God and give His Son all the glory. This is spiritual Babylon, man’s false counterfeit religion.
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
Modern day Babylon is a religious system that mixes with the ways of the world instead of abiding solely in the principles of the Kingdom of God. The ways of the world are easy to follow, but the narrow way requires remaining faithful to the way Christ.
Those among the ekklesia are vessels sanctified to our Father in heaven through Christ. We must always be on guard not to become spoiled and defiled by the wines (false doctrines) of Babylon.
The ekklesia portray the fruit of repentance no longer lusting after the flesh by looking like and following after the ways of the world.
“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 and will not compromise no matter what the cost. The deception today is becoming greater and greater and it is easy to be led astray by false shepherds. There is only One True Shepherd (Christ our Saviour) and we must learn to recognize and take heed to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Remaining faithful is the key.
The Old Testament is full of kings who no longer remained faithful to God by letting idolatry creep in through the false doctrines and lusts of the flesh from other worldly nations. When sin becomes rooted in the heart, the principles of Babylon will take precedence to God’s commands leading to captivity because of rebellion.
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
When you weigh and test what is happening within the church system today, it is no different than the compromises of God’s people in the Old Testament. It should become clear that trying to eat both at the table of God and the table of demons is an invitation to compromise. The moment we open ourselves up to Babylon, it gives the enemy power to take you captive eventually leading to exile.
Supping at the table of demons will lead to despising, hating, scoffing and mocking the genuine Gospel for a counterfeit one. The biggest crime against the Gospel is never purging sin from your life through the power of Christ by what he has done. The false Gospel is accepting the deceitfulness of sin and believing God’s grace covers it rather than allowing Him to purge it 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 Babylon have demons that need to be purged. A vessel of God does not consume poisonous wine and follow the practices of Babylon.
Christ came to set us free from religious bondage and the ways of the world. When we allow him to fill us up with the Holy Spirit, we have the strength and the ability to resist the lying spirits that entice us to walk after the flesh.
The ways of spiritual Babylon mix the holy and profane together. The world that is ruled by Satan is an allegory of Egypt. The counterfeit church system is friends of the world making them an enemy of God and by default captive in Babylon.Those in the Babylonian system not only have the demons of Egypt (world), but also the religious demons of Babylon (man-driven church system) as well.
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. The demons will come like locusts with the sole purpose of destroying the faith of the vessels of God. The fulfillment of this prophecy is happening right now as the Babylonian church system has destroyed the true Gospel of the Kingdom by twisting the word of God.
Ask God to take the the scales off of your eyes to see the abomination that it is. Do not drink their wine anymore, but heed the call of God to come out of her.
“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, but live in a lifestyle of sin. We are not to sup with these types of people who promote the false gospel of Babylon.
Those among the ekklesia are vessels of the Holy Spirit who must not associate with the defiling ways of Babylon.
The religious harlot system will be exposed and judged one day soon. All the gloss and glitter will be stripped away and the Lord will judge their nakedness (sin). Take heed!
YOUR NAKEDNESS SHALL BE UNCOVERED,
AND YOUR DISGRACE SHALL BE SEEN.
I will take vengeance,
and I will spare no one. – Isaiah 47:3
God desires to have our whole heart; therefore, it is imperative to desire to walk in holiness before Him. The wrath upon Babylon is coming.
Slaves of Babylon
Scripture describes Babylon as the “Mother of Harlots.” The mother produces children of the flesh. These children are born into the bondage of sin and the control of demons.
God is calling them to come out so they may have freedom in Christ.
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 of man-made religion boasts in their self-exaltation, but Babylon is a widow. All her followers are lost in their 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 to attain God. They create for themselves their own buildings, religions, liturgies, creeds, rites, doctrines, etc., all in an attempt to make a great name for themselves. To put it simply, pride is their downfall. Religious pride is characteristic of the flesh (old man) that has never died. This is the sin of idolatry of the self-seeking and self-serving religion that men have created for themselves being pompous in their blindness.
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
Can you see the pride of the flesh that exudes from these above verses?
Are you a part of the Babylonian religious system that is a dwelling place of demons where the spirit of the antichrist is worshipped?
The spirit of the antichrist is in charge of the man-made churches of the world. The people go inside of these buildings and worship the image of the beast that makes himself as God. They drink Babylonian wine that says their god loves them with no judgement. The slaves of Babylon live in ignorant bliss drunk off the wine that the hireling elite serve to them.
Many people will be led to destruction for their lack of knowledge because the end result is no fear of the Lord. Living and walking after the flesh looking just like Egypt (world) is the way of the beast never coming to the knowledge of the truth. The characteristics of Babylonian slaves is that their motivation and zeal is for self-esteem, approval and 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 ekklesia of Christ. The kingdom of Babylon contains the false church system that is a storehouse for tares.
The man-made religious system is a millstone that will be tossed into the sea of demons and darkness. Unfortunately, there seems to be few that are walking the narrow path fearing God and desiring to follow His commandments. Many are drinking the wine of a perverted Gospel. Time is running short and the door of mercy will soon close.
Ask God to reveal the religious deception that is going on within the church system.
Are you willing to walk out in faith and trust only in Christ to show you the way?
You may have to risk your friendships, family and the approval of men.
Fire is coming for all of those who willfully choose to continue to drink the wine of deception that flows out of Babylon.
The False Christ’s of Babylon and the Christian Church
The term, "Christian" is used by billions around the globe to mean that they are part of man-made organized religion. Most believe that they worship God and His Son, but they are deceived. Their flesh desires to worship another Jesus that Paul warned about in the New Testament. Their Jesus has been created from the corrupted minds of their carnal flesh. They do not have the oneness of spirit with our Father in heaven, but are among the thousands of harlot church denominations.
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 invasion of counterfeit doctrine among the early ekklesia and their apostasy are attested in the Scripture. The antichrist spirit took a hold and there was a mutation from ekklesia the Christ was building to the man-driven church system.
If only they heeded the warnings of Paul. The early ekklesia of Asia all became churches of men who forsook pure devotion to Christ for the doctrines of Babylon.
I have written to the CHURCH 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
The modern church believes that the great falling away is some future event, but fail to understand it is them. It is was also happening right in front of the eyes of Christ and Paul too.
(2 Timothy 4:10-11) (John 6:66)
Man-made religion poisons the word of God. Truth cannot be learned correctly in Babylon because all their "truth" has been leavened with lies. The slaves of Babylon are carnal babes ruled by hireling ministers and teachers.
The true treasures and doctrines of God are not found in people carnal eyes and lazy spirits. Seeking truth will violate and counter the false doctrines of Babylon that are demanded from their hirelings to be followed without question.
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
Babylon is a man-made religion that boasts in their carnal wisdom.
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 by men.
Anyone who desires a following and the drawing in of religious crowds to themselves are not disciples, nor are they followers of Christ. Those who are in Christ are considered fools to the religious elite. The Babylonian system worships an image that desires the esteem and accolades of men who zealously desire make names for themselves to attain God.
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 the Head of your Church/denomination?
If you answered this question, then you are unfortunately part of the man driven religious Babylonian system called Church.
Who is the Head in the Kingdom of God?
Every church denomination has a different name as their head, but the Kingdom of God has only one name. That is the distinction between those who are the slaves of Babylon and the followers of Christ.
Who is your head?
Who you decide to be your head is whom you put your allegiance to.
The choice is yours. Christ or religious men.
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