COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE
made them drunk (spiritually drunk-confused) with the wine (spirit) of her fornication (mixed doctrine). In verse 3, John is carried away in the Spirit into the wilderness: (spiritually void of truth and understanding) and he saw a woman (the spirit of The Church, i.e., Babylon) sit upon a scarlet colored beast (representing the blood - guilt in her) full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads (7 major doctrines of Christendom under the 7 powers of the spirit, see Isaiah chapter 4) and ten horns (ten, less influential organizations of Christendom. Horns represent a heralding or proclamation).
Rev. 17:4 "And the woman (in Rev. 17:5) was arrayed (doctrinal appearance) in purple and scarlet colour (unrighteousness and fornication) and "decked" with gold and with precious stones and pearls (superficial decking of truth, strength, and righteousness), having a golden cup (not the cup of truth) in her hand (Hebrew: "Yad" - ministry, teachings, Logo e.t.c.) full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication." Let's sum up these first four verses so we can have a more vivid picture of the woman whore. In verse 3 we see John is looking at a religious world void of understanding and truth, this world appears very attractive with her doctrines, but, they are full of blasphemy, all of them large and small. The whole head is sick with putrefying sores! Isaiah Chapter 1. Joel 3:14. Ezekiel 7: 10-17.
In Rev.17:4 the woman (church) appears to be righteous [and if possible, could fool the very elect], but her ways lead to the steps of hell, for she is full of make believe, conjured up rules, hired teachers, teaching anything so long as they don't lose their high positions or good paying jobs (i.e., free money). Read Jeremiah 5:31; Isaiah 30:8-13; Micah 3:11; 2nd. Timothy 4:3.4 and Proverbs Chapter 7. These things are happening today, especially in the renowned doctrines of the world. The newspapers and magazines are full of the problems of Christendom and its participants. Check into the affairs of your churches and prove me a liar, some of you won't even care to. If only one of the doctrines were right with no divisions, can you imagine the ones that are wrong? They all seem to be teaching the same thing ... but...as they say...in a different manner (or baking their own bread), thus causing more confusion. The word "confusion" by the way, is symbolic for "hell."
Back to our studies in revelation chapter 17. Prior to the previous discussion, we had just completed a spiritual study of the first four verses, and before that we had scanned chapter 17 and 18 of Revelation highlighting some basic knowledge needed to understand the method in which these chapters can be spiritually converted.
Revelation 17:5; "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF HARLOT'S AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." This is the life giving spirit of the beast or system. A spiritual mother that begets daughters (various branches of the same philosophy). Verses 6 and 7 should be clear enough to go on to verse 8. "The beast (complete body of religion) that thou sawest "was," (meaning to have been established, created, to be or to have been) and "is not" (hidden, unrecognized, veiled, not noticed); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (hell), and go into perdition: (a perpetual destruction, extremely active - incognito) and they that dwell on the earth (or involved with orthodox religion) shall wonder, whose names "were not written" in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."
Let's dwell on this verse a few minutes; we have a spiritual beast that "was (a reality)," and is not (does not alter the fact of the beast's existence, even as Jesus gave an example of himself; Rev. 1:8), and yet is. Put all three together; was, is not, yet is; we have fact of actuality, activity incognito, or in disguise, and proof positive of "present" circulatory existence; all in all, a world wide spiritual movement the people cannot see, even though it is amongst them (Habakkuk:2-17).
All the people of Christendom (when it stands in unity - one beast) will be wondering whose names are not written in the Book Of Life because of the massive populous of professed Christians (i.e., scriptural Jews) who will wander after the beast; if it were possible it would fool the very elect. The majority of professed Christians think if you have the mark of the beast, (married or believe in one of her doctrines, a professed Baptist or Lutheran et al.) believe you are going to Heaven.
Jesus said in Matthew 7:22, "Many [of the Christian faith] will say to me in that day Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?" Matt. 7:23; "And then will I profess unto them, "I" never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (or that teach the Scriptures carnally)." Though these things were done in His name, they were still wrong! "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel (scriptural teacher - messenger, the false church) of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works (or teachings. there again; if it were possible it could fool the very elect)." 2nd Corinthians 11:14,15.
Back to Rev. 17:9; "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (which represent the seven churches, Rev. 1:20. Isaiah 4: 1) on which the woman sitteth."
Rev. 17:10. "And there are seven kings (7 kings or counsels of the 7 mountains or doctrines): five are fallen (from power), and one is (remainder trying to hold together, even with the five that are fallen), and the other is not yet come (unity or super church involved with a political movement); and when he cometh, he must continue a short space." As you can see, this will happen!
Rev. 17:11, "And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." Let's look at this movement; we have the five fallen, and the "one" which the five are of; now the movement of the eighth stirs up the "sixth" to the ecumenical movement which is the seventh; when the seventh movement is completed it will stand as one; all seven combined into one which makes up the eighth (the church at Babylon, 1st. Peter 5:13), the entire beast which will fight against the Lamb but the truth shall overcome him. This is the battle of Spiritual truth against carnal ignorance. As you can see, the eighth has to set up the seventh, then, starts his perdition which is his perpetual destruction, which is completed after his boast in unity against the truth; this truth he cannot stand under and it will burn (totally confound) him (them) forever, except they that come out of the tribulation, which is the remnant of her traditional destruction; they shall be saved or, "understand."
Rev. 17:12, "And the ten horns (the next ten doctrines in strength, under the seven heads or kings) which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings (spiritually influential) one hour with the beast." Rev. 17:13, "These have one mind (in one accord) and shall give their power and strength (political support) unto the beast (the church)." Rev. 17:14. "These shall make war with the Lamb and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
Rev.17:16, "And the ten horns (now with political strength) which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, (disestablish her roots, and disavow authenticity of fact of her doctrine) and shall eat her flesh (words. See Leviticus 26:25-30), and burn her with fire (the truth - or, "our God is a consuming fire")."
In short summary of chapter 17 of Revelation we will look upon the situation as a whole; Thus we find the entire church world is plagued with spiritual confusion, they are destitute of the truth of the scriptures, and they are teaching whatever seems to fit their congregation and their desires; in reality they can only teach what other men and college seminars have taught them rather than what the Spirit of understanding teaches; to wit, we have a conglomerated maze of do it yourself religious Christ-like fabrications that should - and probably does - comply with an agnostic's point of view on how to correctly run the Church of God, according to the Bible.
Nevertheless, God's spirit is moving through the religions and causing a great "spiritual earthquake," and the people are starting to feel dissatisfied with Church doctrine and are slowly losing the effect of her spell (Jeremiah, 51:30..), therefore seeking greener pasture wherever they can be "flattered" into going. A large percent have found contentment in "their own theology" of how to live for God the way "they think is right," and many other alternatives which are proving unfruitful in the religious mad-house.
The religious leaders of organized Christendom can not stand for loss of membership! They are committed to much, therefore they must stand as one, all for one and one for all. With all denominations combining their efforts, Satan (fear) will give them a doctrine that will cause all those that do not have The Word of Truth embedded in their hearts and minds, to worship this beast (religion) with bent knees, thinking it is the will of God; then will He say "I never knew you." This is when the Lamb shall have compassion. and stand up to fight for the remnant of Israel which is the true spiritual church, the first-born -Exodus 4:22. Chapter 18 explains very simply how to recognize her fall, it is when you see her filled with the foul spirits mentioned in the first few verses. Note Rev. 18:2; "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."
These are doctrinal spirits of ignorance teaching in all churches in Christendom....! Now do you believe the churches are filled with these kind of doctrines? If you don't, someone certainly has you brainwashed, look into the matter more diligently; it is almost history!
Rev. 18:3, "For all (religious) nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth (religions) have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies." In order for Christendom to survive.. it, he, must have something to sell other than stories; so, they make themselves books, images, trinkets, rosary beads, crosses, special prayer books, head attire of various sorts, statues, bingo, banquets, ornaments, robes and change of apparel, shoes and sandals, pictures, candles, candle holders, decorations of different kinds, very costly designed windows and buildings, rummage sales, need I go on? All of these things cost more money, but, you need them to worship God, so say they and their merchants. Stop buying these things and they will cease along with those that use you, all you need is the Word, and you have that in your own Bible.
The merchants of the planet and Church world are getting rich because of the so called necessities needed to worship God, such as some of the things afore mentioned; doesn't that literally make you sick? Why do these people delight in being so spiritually illiterate? Is it because they have been lied to? Maybe they fit in the scriptures that these prophets spoke of, read; Isaiah 30:8-11. Jeremiah 5:30,31. Micah 3:11. Therefore they do not take heed to 2nd Timothy 2:15 as they were commanded, they delight in sitting before some mortal with mortal ideas, and gloating on his intellectual, philosophical and theoretical points of view that was probably handed down to him by a computer programming system... or someone who signs his paycheck.
Rev. 18:4 "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Rev. 18:5, "For her sins (teachings) have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Rev. 18:6, "Reward her even as she rewarded you (he's speaking to his servants that know the truth, for this will destroy her), and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double." Spare not, nor pity, kill every one with the Word, the Word of truth, which is a burning fire. Rev. 18:7, How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously (especially the Catholics and Mormon doctrine), so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow (she has many doctrinal children), and shall see no sorrow." Notice the same prophecy in Isaiah 8. Doesn't this sound like our exalted queen?
The rest of this chapter should be self explanatory, keep in mind why the merchants are weeping for the fall or, exposure of Christendom. Can you imagine the national and world wide loss in billions of dollars? And look at the unemployed people; That alone is going to be a great and terrible day for Christendom. These are also spiritual merchants.
Now would be the opportune time to study chapter 47 of Isaiah; for it is an exact prophecy concerning spiritual Babylon and spiritual Chaldea. Chaldea was famous for astrology, divination, prognosticators, etc. In this chapter you should be able to see how it is directly connected to our spiritual Babylonian and Chaldean empire. "Stars" represent "teachers" for they are "guides" for those who are upon the waters in darkness. To worship "these stars" teachers or doctrines is called astrologers, and the religious system is well known for it.
Isaiah 47:1. "Come down and sit in the dust (men's doctrine), 0 virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, 0 daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou [Christianity] shalt no more be called tender and delicate." note Rev. 18:2-8. Isaiah 47:2, "Take the millstones (methods for grinding; teachers, colleges or any method for grinding spiritual meal, corn, bread, manna, etc.) and grind meal: uncover thy locks, (or make your doctrines known) make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, (to be spiritually seductive, theatrical; Proverbs 7, speaks of the spiritual whore that is arrayed seductively) pass over the rivers (rivers of doctrinal flow - don't miss a soul) ." In essence of verse two, "she," the church, is being told to take her last stand and to make her last effort to continue in her abominations because she is going to be stripped naked, or revealed. See also; 2nd. Thessalonians, 2:3-12.
Isaiah 47:3, "Thy nakedness (destitute of the truth, spiritually naked) shall be uncovered (made known, exposed), yea, thy shame (confusion) shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man (but as a spirit of truth - in destruction)."
Isaiah 47:4, "As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy (i.e. - spiritual) One of Israel." Isaiah 47:5. "Sit thou silent, and get thee into (spiritual) darkness, 0 daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called the lady of kingdoms." Isaiah 47:6. "I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand (teaching): Thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke (the letter)." See Zechariah. 2:6-13. All through the ages the yoke of spiritual confusion laid very heavy upon those truly seeking the Lord, and His Word. Isaiah 47:7, "And thou saidst, I shall be a lady (respected and looked up to) forever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it." The eventual fall, now in progress .
Isaiah 47:8. "Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures (read Zephaniah, 2:15 and 3:1-5), that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children (people that attend or support their services):" Isaiah 47:9; "But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day (note Rev. 18:10,17,19.), the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments." Witchcraft, which means using spells such as guilt, scorn, emotional fear, and intimidation, which is sorcery, etc.. Stargazing, represents a worshipping of the "stars," which means "teachers." Stars are what guides one in the "night," or spiritual darkness. All of these things are symbolic.
Isaiah 47:10, "For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me (or comprehends what's going on). Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee (notice verse 13 in this chapter); and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me." Again, see 2nd Thessalonians, 2:1-13.
Isaiah 47:11, "Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth (an undercover destruction not seen till too late ): and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation (as now) shall come upon thee suddenly (in one hour), which thou shalt not know." It will be a shock, a sudden surprise, who would have thought it? The religious system revealed as the servant of evil!
O' Christendom hypocrites! Pay very close attention to what God has to say to you now! Can you bear it? As I stand here this day before Jehoshaphat, I will live to see you in the predicament, forecasted for you in these next four verses.
Isaiah 47:12, "Stand now with thine enchantments (luring doctrines), and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth (since the day you came into being); if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail."
Isaiah 47:13, "Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels (your dogmatic doctrines have lost their values and you can't even trust in your own counsels). Let now the (religious) astrologers, the star gazers (star means teacher), the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee." Where is your help O' Christendom? Are you experiencing a massive schism? It is known around the world you are! Take heed to the prophecy!
Isaiah 47:14. " Behold, they shall be as stubble (as now); the fire (truth) shall burn them (the only kind of fire that can burn a spirit, is the spirit of the Word of Truth; see, Jeremiah 23: 29-32); they shall not deliver themselves from the power (Christ the power of the Word i.e. God, and the wisdom of God) of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it (they are spiritually cold and naked)."
Isaiah 47:15, "Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast labored even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander everyone to his quarter; none shall save thee." Ninety eight percent of Isaiah's prophecy is relevant to Revelation 17 and 18, but chapter 47 is one of the easier ones to understand the significance of the spiritual meaning it holds for the true seeker. In order to understand how the Chaldeans fit in, we need to establish a clear definition of the carnal nature of the original Chaldeans. To do so, I will quote from Unger's Bible Dictionary the passages necessary to give you the understanding of these people and their ways. It is extremely important that you know the basic history of these Chaldeans.
......"The Chaldeans were a war like, aggressive people (Christian soldiers) from the
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