“Wherefore come out from among them, and be separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (II Corinthians 6:17,18).
“Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out of the midst of her [Babylon]; be clean, you that bear the vessels of the Lord” (Isaiah 52:11).
“And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).
“I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked” (Psalms 26:5).
“Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: in whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes” (Psalms 26:9-10).
But comes the Mother of harlots, Mystery, Babylon the Great, and her daughters saying, “Forsake not the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is…” (Hebrews 10:25).
The people savor not the things of God, but the things of men.
This last Scripture is the pet verse that the personification of false religion uses as a weapon, as justification for her whoredoms. It is the excuse used by all religious sinners and adulterers, by blind, self-seeking fools who do not love God, but love themselves and pleasures. It is the excuse often used in pretence of serving God to salve the conscience, while seeking social benefits, playing games, and soaking in the praises of men. While it is a wholesome and God-given exhortation and admonition, it is callously misapplied by the false who wish to build their kingdoms in the Name of Jesus Christ and who feign to further His Kingdom. The people love to have it so, as they savor not the things of God but the things of men.
“Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:42-43).
Is that not the reason people will not come out of the church systems? They want to do their own thing, with others who also want to do their own thing. Everybody, therefore, does his own thing. But the greater sin added to the former is that they all do it in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, worshipping Him with their lips while their hearts are far from Him.
God requires obedience, and substitute works are utterly abhorrent to Him. When King Saul determined to sacrifice unto the Lord that which he should have destroyed, Samuel not only rebuked him, but told him his anointing was finished, that God had rejected him from being king of Israel (1 Samuel 15:22-23).
Wheat, come out; come out lest you be devoured.
Multitudes offer up to God that which they should destroy. The Lord, however, does not want offerings and sacrifices; He wants obedience. The churches and their systems offer up abominations to Him, thinking they do Him service and reverence, but He never asked for church services. He never asked for church building projects, for any kind of extravagance, for formality, ceremony, ritual or fine dress. Instead, He has said, “I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts” (Amos 5:21-22).
Saints are not to forsake assembling, of course; but with whom? We are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. There is righteous assembly and unrighteous assembly:
“And they have not cried to Me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against Me” (Hosea 7:14).
“Oh, that I had in the wilderness a lodging place for travelers; that I might leave my people, and go from them! For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men” (Jeremiah 9:2).
We are not to be yoked together with unbelievers. As it says:
“What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has he that believes with an infidel? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” (II Corinthians 6:14-16)
Wheat assembles with wheat and not with tares… unless the wheat wishes to be gathered up with the tares and burned. Many assemble, and do so in the Lord’s Name, but they do not assemble by the Lord. So the wheat and tares have grown up together as permitted by the Lord. Now there must be separation.
Wheat, come out; come out lest you be devoured. Be gathered unto the Lord and not unto men, not unto Satan. Do God’s will and not your own. Surely the pleasures of Egypt are desired and enjoyed by the carnal man but will you not know that the carnal man is condemned? Will you not agree with Moses that it is better to be counted with the Lord and His people than with men? Are not the treasures of Heaven to be esteemed infinitely more valuable than those of Egypt (Hebrews 11:24-26)? Is it not better to suffer with the Lord outside the city on earth so that we may come into the city of God in Heaven (Hebrews 13:12-14)?
God tells you to come out – but no, you know better.
You cannot eat your cake and have it too. You are either gathered with the wheat or the tares. Passivists will be cast out into outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Fence sitters and compromisers perish. The double-minded man receives nothing from God. It is only those who overcome unto the end that are saved, those who identify with the Lord Jesus here on earth, “coming out from among them,” and not so much as touching the unclean thing.
It is often said that when we get to Heaven, we will all be one – no more labels or denominations. Jesus prayed, however, “Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven.” How is it, then, you think you can support partisanship here on earth if Jesus Christ wills otherwise? If you do not do His will here and now, as He requires, how do you hope to find favor with Him? Will you not be counted unworthy?
If you love the praise of men more than the praise of God, you shall not be received by Him. You deceive yourself. Jesus also said, “He that confesses Me before men, him will I confess before the Father. He that denies Me before men, him will I deny before the Father.”
“Ah,” you say, “that is the point. That is why I go to church! I go to fellowship with, and be a witness to, others! I go to reach out, as well as to worship the Lord.” Solemnly I tell you that you are offering the sacrifices of King Saul.
I hear the bleating of sheep and the lowing of oxen in the background (read 1 Samuel 15). Your “obedience” is, in truth, rebellion and witchcraft. God tells you to come out – but no, you know better, you are going to save the sheep for a sacrifice unto the Lord. Your stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Hypocrite! You worship the Lord with your lips, but in your heart you do as you think best.
“And every man did that which was right in his own sight” (Judges).
The “churches” of this world are not the true called out ones.
You are in no condition to be reaching out to others. You think highly of yourself as though you are of some value to the Lord. You are there, however, in those systems, to exalt yourself and not Him. How can you be a witness to Him when He is not with you because you are not with Him? It is time for you to consider that a beam must be removed from your eye before you can begin to “reach out.”
I have spoken to some whom God had called out. They stayed in their churches with their friends and relatives and died, or were never given to live because they disobeyed.
(By the way, the Church is composed of the called out ones – the word “church,” or “ecclesia,” meaning “congregation of called out ones.”)
The visible, accepted, recognized “churches” of this world are not the true called out ones. They are of the world and the world hears them and loves them. They see no persecution. Men speak well of them. Hear me now: They are not called out by God, but called in by men.
Their leaders are not called of God, but appointed and trained by men. Their ordinations are of this world and not of Heaven. Search the Scriptures and you will find not one man of God undertaking systematic study for a set period of time and receiving some sort of degree or diploma. Not one man of God was put on a salary. Not one man of God was called “Reverend;” Jesus said that we should call no man “Father” (Matthew 23:8-10). Not one man of God served a denomination – not one was a Pharisee, Sadducee, Scribe, Essene or any other sect. Paul the apostle spoke directly against denominationalism (1 Corinthians 1:12-15). All men of God were and are called out, and they came and come from without:
“So the child grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel” (Luke 1:80 EMTV).
You remain in religion because you love mammon.
The Son of God Himself was not of any sect or of the priesthood or of the rulers, particularly of the Sanhedrin. He was from without and so are all those who are His and who obey Him.
You, however, want to keep your sin, your pleasures, acceptance from men, fun, and social benefits such as business contacts, clients, connections, and money – mammon. You remain in religion because you love mammon, the created things over which money has power. You want to belong, and it is so easy to belong to like-minded people.
“Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours; you ignore my sins and shortfalls and I’ll do the same for you.” So easy to belong, to sit in a pew, listen to one man for an hour or two a week, staring at the back of someone’s head, and call it fellowship in the Lord. It is so wonderful to be moved (if you are) and have your ears tickled, your handkerchiefs wetted, your minds entertained, and your consciences salved. So easy!
Paul and Isaiah, in the first verses quoted in this writing, both said “touch not the unclean thing.” If one so much as touches it, he is deemed unclean, guilty, and is cut off from the people of God (Leviticus 5:2 and 7:21). Yet the self-appointed knights in shining armor for the Lord presume to remain and “reach out,” disobeying God while claiming to serve Him. Not only do they touch the unclean thing, but immerse themselves in it.
“Jesus ate and drank with sinners!” you reply. Tell me, did He associate with them in pagan temples? Did He join their organizations as a member? Was He continuously visiting and “fellowshipping” with the same sinners? Was He “building relationships”? No. Your arguments not only have a hollow ring to them, they are altogether spurious and foolish.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you know nothing of the Lord or of His ways, and you are attributing to Him the ways of carnal man, a fleshly righteousness with which He has nothing to do, and which is antiChrist. The Lord’s ways are altogether different and you are demonstrating how much the harlot has perverted you. The blame, however, does not lie with the harlot but with you, because you have chosen her ways for your pleasure. Hence, you are the harlot. As Paul wrote:
“Do you not know that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid. What? Don’t you know that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? For two, says He, shall be one flesh” (I Corinthians 6:15-16).
“Concerning the works of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept myself from the paths of the destroyer” (Psalm 17:4).
You have been living to satisfy your flesh rather than to obey God Almighty.
However, you say, “But we are not in pagan temples. We are not worshipping ancient gods – Diana, Baal, or Ashtoreth! We are in the Christian Church, worshipping the true God!” My answer to you is that you are worshipping those ancient gods, which are not so ancient as you suppose, and you are worshipping them in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. You attribute their characteristics to Him, but He is not at all like you suppose.
In the church systems everywhere, other Jesuses are being worshipped and other gospels preached, and you don’t know the difference; nobody has ever told you differently, and until now you have been living to satisfy your flesh rather than to obey God Almighty. Remove the glaze from your eyes, wake up from your death sleep, face reality, choose the right, cleanse yourselves of idols and inordinate affections, and flee fornication.
Don’t be as the dogs running loosely, defecating, urinating and copulating wherever they choose. They scrounge for garbage to eat and are never truly satisfied. What they eat, they vomit up again and eat that, expecting others to participate with them, finding others to do so.
The worship of God is the most unnatural thing there is.
The Lord has laws of worship. He chooses the time, the place, the company and the way. You, according to common ignorance, think you can worship God anywhere and in any way you choose. How foolish! How presumptuous!
Think of it! Since when did you have the right or the wisdom to call the shots as to worshipping your Creator? On this the Scriptures are clear: You must find out what God specifically requires before offering and worshipping at all, but especially before doing so according to the dictates and foolish notions of men. Otherwise, you bring damnation upon your head.
There was a place and a way God chose for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. In the most holy place were sacrifices to be eaten by the priests. They were only offered up in certain ways and places and times. As it says:
“…Then there will be the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His Name abide. There you shall bring all that I command you…. Take heed to yourself that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see…. But you must eat them before the Lord your God in the place which the Lord your God chooses…” (Deuteronomy 12).
All of these things were specifically instructed by the Lord, but man thinks he can do as he pleases. After all, he thinks he is now “under grace and everything is under the blood.” He thinks he knows. He thinks that worship of God “comes naturally.” I have news for him. The worship of God is the most unnatural thing there is. In fact, the Scriptures teach that the natural is antagonistic to God and must be done away with in order to truly worship God; hence, the cross.
You people who worship out there. Where? How? Why? You cannot worship on the pre-crucifixion side of the cross, in the world, in the satisfaction and comfort of the flesh and carnal mind. To worship in spirit and truth, you must die. There is no other way.
Choosing your own way, you are a thief and robber and, though you may find your way up into the feast, you will be cast out because you “have not on a wedding garment” (Matthew 22:11). Though you say, “Lord, Lord,” don’t think that for this you will be accepted (Matthew 7:23). Because you go to church and claim to be born again, don’t think that the Lord must receive you. Though you have persuaded many to come to church and to profess faith in Christ, don’t think that will place you in good standing with Him.
In Babylon was found the blood of all that were slain upon the earth.
Who is Mystery, Babylon the Great?
In Babylon is found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth, says John in Revelation 18:24. Who is she?
The Catholic Church is not responsible for all those murdered before it existed (though it is responsible for many deaths over many centuries). Therefore it is not Babylon, per se. The United States did not exist far enough back in history to be responsible for all that were slain upon the earth. Therefore it is not Babylon, per se. Again, in Babylon was found the blood of all that were slain upon the earth.
Babylon was in Eden when falsehood was introduced. Cain offered up in the spirit of Babylon and became the first murderer. When Jesus spoke to the Jews, He said that upon them would be all the righteous blood shed from righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias.
If the blood of all slain upon the earth was found in Babylon, then she was there in Jesus’ day and back to Abel. So who is she? I will tell you who she is. Listen up, because in all likelihood you are in bed with her and are therefore responsible for all the blood mentioned – of prophets, saints and all slain on the earth, though it is possible that you think yourself to be a true worshipper of God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Her price? Your life!
The word “Babylon” means “confusion,” rooted in a word meaning “to overflow” or “to mix,” to “fodder, anoint, confound, fade, mingle.” Does that not describe what carnal man does in his church systems? There is wholesale confusion; many thousands of denominations all contradicting one another, separating themselves from one another, all saying something different (“lest you should meditate on the path of life, her tracks are movable, you cannot know them” – Proverbs 5:6) and each claiming to have more of the truth than any other group, if not claiming to have all of the truth. They give themselves names to impress the public and trumpet their righteousness worldwide, if possible. They mix, confound, fade, mingle and confuse truth with error, light with darkness, good with bad.
They also anoint. There are “anointed” preachers preaching “anointed” messages to thrill audiences who come to have their ears tickled, and to be entertained. Babylon is one beautiful woman, powerful, impressive, “godly,” and gifting, in one way or another, all her subjects to perform and be counted. She is all there is to be admired and desired on earth and has power to dispense the same to those who unite with her. Her price? Your life! As it says, “Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of Sheol” (Proverbs 5:5).
“Now therefore, listen to me, my children; pay attention to the words of my mouth: do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths; for she has cast down many wounded, and all who were slain by her were strong men. Her house is the way to hell, descending to the chambers of death” (Proverbs 7:24-27).
This great, magnificent woman is not the common street prostitute, but the same woman described in Revelation, chapters 17, 18, and 19.
It was religious Cain who killed his brother. Notice that Cain offered his sacrifice unto the Lord, the God of all creation, not unto an idol or false god. It was the Jews in all their religiosity who killed the prophets and saints. It was not the common folk or the heathen who did so. It was the religious who killed Jesus and James and Stephen. It was the religious who persecuted Paul and the early Christians, pursuing them from city to city, stoning, beating and scourging them. Finally they had their way with Paul; they delivered him to the Romans, and had him beheaded.
Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of harlots, is none other than false religion disguised as real. What is the real? The real is the worship in spirit and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ. The false feigns to do this, and hence we have the “Christian” churches, as well as any other religion that presumes to worship God, but denies the Son of God come in the flesh, Who is God (and He always comes, in clouds, sooner or later).
You are dying and dead. You suffer the fruit of your doings.
This harlot is the adulteress who adulterates all that is holy and pure. She takes the things of God and squanders them on her victims. Read all about her in Proverbs 2:16-19; all of chapter 5; 6:24-26; all of chapter 7; 9:13-18. Do these passages speak simply of the street prostitute? Not at all. Read line by line and you will find, if God grants, that while not all of these features apply to a physical whore, they do apply to the present church systems. The physical whore, however, does aptly portray the harlot church.
Believer, come out of Babylon! Repent, put away all foreign gods, and forsake all that is near and dear to you for Christ’s sake. You are dying and dead. You suffer the fruit of your doings. Why are there sickness and death in your midst, in your family, and among your companions? Why are there financial loss, stress, and failure? Why do you suffer divorce, confusion, and unanswered prayer as though there is no God? Do you think it is because the Lord is testing your faith? No; it is because you sin.
You do not hear the Lord’s voice. Why not? Is it because He does not speak today? No. His sheep hear His voice and He does yet speak. Your sins, however, stand between you and God, so that He will neither hear you nor speak to you.
But I come, in His Name, by His will, as His mouth, to speak to you and to warn you. I come to call you out of the bed you have made or which has been made for you by the whore. I tell you most solemnly, unless you heed my voice and come out of the harlot church system, you will die in your sins. You, if you are in a church system, are the whore. You are a member of her body in particular (I Corinthians 6:13-20). Repent.
I must say that it is not as simple as to quit going to church and all the attendant activities. Repentance from sin is of paramount importance. You can come out of the false church and still very much have the false church inside. It is your sin that put you in bed with the whore in the first place.
It is sin of pleasure seeking, of glory seeking, of fulfilling the lusts of your flesh that keeps you there, whether in a church or not. It is the love of money and social benefit, of praise of men, of security in something other than God, in the Name of God, that led you into captivity. It is the denial of justice, mercy and humility that has placed chains around your neck, hands and feet. It is going after the sight that has put your eyes out. Read Is Your Profession of Faith Vain, Christian?
Yet for all this, if you will repent, if you shall say to him that is sent of God, “Blessed are you who comes in the Name of the Lord,” and repent of saying such to the harlot’s messengers who claim to come in the Name of the Lord, and submit and obey, saying, “Lord, what will you have me to do?” then perchance the Lord will have mercy and deliver and restore. “Perchance,” I say, because there is such a time as “too late” (read Proverbs 1:24-33). It will be known beyond the shadow of a doubt if He will have mercy. We will know. He speaks and makes known what is needful.
Know that God sends His messengers, His authority in men.
“But,” you protest, “If I leave my church, where will I go?” Someone once asked me, “If you don’t go to church, where do you get fed?” My reply was straight from the Lord, unpremeditated. “The Shepherd feeds me!” I said.
Where will you go? To the Lord, that’s where. To the Lord! Come and join those who walk with the Lord. Join yourself to His people who are called and chosen of Him. I come in His Name to call you out of the works of men, the paths of the destroyer.
How will you know if I am of God? If you do God’s will, you will know. Repent of your sins. If God is giving you grace, you may know even before I speak that what I say is true. The Father will already have gone before me, working with you; He will be with you and with me as I speak to you, and will make known to you after me that what I said is true. It is the Lord’s work, not mine; it is the grace of God.
Where is the Lord? With His people. As Moses identified with his people, the Lord’s people (Hebrews 11:24-26), you must also come out of Babylon, out of Egypt, and identify with His people – outside the city, outside the camp, in the wilderness. Worship on Mount Gerizim where it is rough, not on Mount Ebal where it is smooth.
Don’t think it good enough to be out of the church systems. I have spoken to many who came out because of bitterness, cynicism or unbelief, but still maintain they worship the Lord. They go it alone, saying, “We will have God, and not man, teach us.”
Know that God sends His messengers, His authority in men to rule over and to minister in the Church, His true body, wherever its members might be. As it says, “You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain or your new wine or your oil…. But you must eat them before the Lord your God in the place which the Lord your God chooses…. Take heed to yourself that you do not forsake the Levite [ministers of God] as long as you live in your land” (Deuteronomy 12). Read The Big Lie Exposed.
Also, I find that though many have left the church systems, they are just as religious as those in those systems because they bring the “church” with them. They bring with them all the diabolical doctrines, attitudes, false notions and practices of the harlot. They have not known any better and therefore still suffer the consequences, being official members of a church system or not. They must submit to God’s authority, as determined by Him and not by them.
Again, the harlot must come out of us more than that we need to come out of the harlot. Repentance of sin is what it is all about. It is amazing how eyes open when one confesses and repents of every sin, especially secret ones. The burden is lifted and the soul is thankful, rejoicing.
They have friends while I have enemies. But I am not alone.
Do not have respect to the great, the mighty, the prominent, the rich, the impressive, and the famous of this world. Understand that it is the weak, the foolish, the base and that which is despised in the world that God chooses, to confound the world and glorify Himself. Choose the cross and you will have the crown. Choose the crown and you will have the cross, but not the one of Christ. That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination with God. Savor the things of God, not the things of men. Love life, choose life. Repent and come out!
There are many in the church systems, the manifest body of the harlot, who declare they want the truth. When I speak to them, however, they do not believe, and they also have no time for me. They would much rather be out watching a movie, entertaining themselves, and running after pleasures in the name of “building relationships” or “fellowshipping” with like-minded “believers” who say but do not do, who worship the Lord with their lips but their hearts are far from Him.
These people call me a cult, a lunatic, a fanatic, a heretic, and a false prophet. It does not occur to them that it was the true prophets who were left in the cold and ostracized by mainstream religion, yes, stoned, and severely persecuted and hated. Things have not changed, and they laugh while I bear sorrow and grief. They have friends while I have enemies. But I am not alone.
I will tell you how serious a matter it is to come out from the harlot, from the unclean:
“…The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul” (I Samuel 18:1). Jonathan was the son of King Saul of Israel. There came a time when Saul sought to kill David. Jonathan tried to defend David and warned him of his father’s intentions. David was forced to flee into the wilderness.
The two friends parted in sorrow, Jonathan remaining behind with his father. In the wilderness, David was joined by outcasts, the “losers” of Israel. These were the distressed, the indebted, and the discontented (I Samuel 22:1-2). By the providence of God, these shared the cross with David; Jonathan remained behind with the crown, even while perhaps believing that one day David would succeed the throne.
It came to pass that David was crowned King of Israel and of Judah, and those companions who suffered with him in the wilderness reigned with him in the end. But what happened to Jonathan? He died on the battlefield with his father. One may say he was noble, a dutiful son, and a virtuous man who sympathized with David and who tended to his responsibilities. But he died with the wicked, as the wicked. He had not come out. Read Commitment.
“What about Ananias and Sapphira in Acts?”
You think you can live frivolously in churches, do your own pleasures and escape the wrath of God? Even now there are those among you who suffer many things because the wrath of God is on the harlot – on you and on those with you.
“Ah,” you say, “but the wrath of God was the Old Testament. Don’t you believe in dispensationalism? God is a God of love now!” I say He always was. He always was and is a God of wrath as well. Did not Jesus in the New Testament say, “Those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, do you think that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:4-5).
“Jesus said those things before He died,” it is said in protest, as if God’s attitude or nature changed after the cross. “What about Ananias and Sapphira in Acts?” I ask. They were not compelled to sell their land, but they sold it. They were not compelled to bring the proceeds to the apostles, but they shared a portion of them freely with the Church. They held some back, however, and lied to the apostles, saying they had brought all.
What was the action of this “newly converted God” (according to modern gainsayers who love their sins)? Did Peter smile benevolently with pity and say, “Bless you, folks! God understands that we are all sinners but Christ died just for that reason. Don’t worry about it. Our church is the rightful home for hypocrites. Try to do better next time”? No. Not only was there no such thing, but there was not even an opportunity for the couple to confess and repent! God killed them instantly.
Strong words? Facts, people. Did He do these things to make everybody feel good, as these modern churchgoers seem to think is the priority, and which pastors and preachers in these churches seek so diligently to accomplish for their “flocks”? No.
“Great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things,” it says in Acts 5:11. God meant to do a little scaring and He knew how to do it. Sober up, hypocrites, game players, children toying with the things of God. He has eyes and ears, don’t you know? And He is not laughing. He is not at the movies with you. He is not gathering people to enjoy themselves.
“Dispensationalism” is a big word excuse for sinners who put God in another time in order to hang on to their sins and to discredit the Lord and His will, when they are not able, in their ignorance, to find appropriate Scriptures to do the job and justify themselves before men.
He had a “long face” for your sakes and you mock Him for it.
Tell me, fun lovers, you many who say, “God wants us to have some fun, He wants us to enjoy ourselves and not go around with long faces all the time,” where in all the Bible do you find such a notion? You claim so vehemently to look to the Bible as your guide. Try reading mine.
Yours destroys you ever so wonderfully while you enjoy your lies. You are so very ignorant of mine, and willfully so. As for the long face, we do not choose to go about with long faces and neither did the Lord. How often do the Scriptures speak of Jesus and His disciples going to the theater, horseback riding, swimming in the Sea of Galilee, mountain climbing on Mount Hermon, camping and trekking in the wilderness for outdoor adventure, eating out in restaurants, and having parties?
Fools! Blind, willful, adulterous, hypocritical fools! His feasts were known as solemn feasts and when there was rejoicing, it was never in the world and I do mean never.
“But Jesus died to make us free!” you retort. Perhaps your Jesus did, but mine certainly did not die so that I would live by the lusts of my flesh as a fool. In His death, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord I listen to and obey, by His grace, crucified the flesh with the lusts thereof so that I might live unto Him in sobriety, in all piety, truth and righteousness, in all holiness.
You, however, shun and despise the cross, clinging to the world and justifying yourself by calling your pursuit and practice of fun the will of God. Adulterers and adulteresses! He was a Man of sorrows, acquainted with grief because of your ways and thoughts, and not to justify you in them. He had a long face for your sakes, and you mock Him for it, in that you mock His brethren for it who also suffer long faces for His sake.
A day comes when the laughers will weep and the weepers will laugh. Repent.
Those who hold “worship services” to feel good, and those who go to them to feel good, are fornicators who will die with the meat still in their mouths (Numbers 11, Psalms 78:17-31). This meat is the knowledge and doctrine you receive from the pulpits, which you think causes you to grow. It sure does cause you to grow – you get puffed up, arrogant, impudent, self-righteous, and self-secure.
While you think you are growing in grace and in the power of the Lord, you are truly growing in the character of Satan himself, shining artificial light, black light, appearing so virtuous and godly, just as he comes as an angel of light. You may have the appearance of godliness and the head knowledge of it, but you deny its power (2 Timothy 3:5), because you lust after meat, despising the Bread from Heaven. You are ever learning and never coming to a knowledge of the truth, ignorant of the Scriptures you profess to believe.
To Whom does vengeance belong?
Another example of something the Lord did after the cross, contrary to the false notion that He has changed: Consider the city of Jerusalem within a few decades of Christ and His crucifixion. When General Titus of Rome besieged that city, thousands starved, were killed in battle, and were crucified around the city walls; so much so that it is reported there were no trees for great distances, all of them having been used for crosses. There were so many crosses, one could hardly walk around the city. “His blood be upon us and upon our children,” they cried at the Lord’s crucifixion, and so it was. Do you not think it was the Lord’s doing? He foretold this happening:
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has drawn near…. For these are the days of vengeance, to fulfill all that has been written” (Luke 21:20-22 EMTV).
Whose vengeance? To Whom does vengeance belong?:
“For it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord” (Romans 12:19 EMTV).
Throughout the Scriptures, God is the One Who sends the sword, famine, and pestilence. It is He Who raises up nations and kings and brings them down. It is God Who does all these things. “No more wrath”? Do you suppose He is now this wishy-washy, mushy-gushy, tolerant-of-evil, loving God Who overlooks all. You wish!
I know why you wish to believe otherwise. You want to keep your sins; you cannot bear the thought of being judged, and so you deny that there is such a Being Who might or will call you into account. I am not sorry to disappoint you. I warn you willingly.
God told me to leave the religious works of men that were killing His people.
What of all the wars, famines, earthquakes, and pestilences throughout history, and even now? Is it the Devil who is responsible in the New Testament and beyond, while God was responsible and in charge in the Old? No. God is in charge and He always was and always will be.
“God doesn’t do it, He just allows it,” you say. If you walked in my door and my son proceeded to kick your shins furiously and I did not restrain him, would you not hold me responsible? If the shoe were on the other foot, I certainly would hold you responsible. All of creation is God’s turf; He is responsible. It is He Who sends Satan to do His bidding, not the other way around. He sent Satan to deal with Job. He is in charge, utterly and completely.
“Touch not,” the Scriptures say, “don’t even touch the unclean thing.” Many years ago, God told me to leave all the religious works of men that were killing His people and everybody else involved, as though I were leaving dung behind. To God it is dung; didn’t Paul say it was dung (Philippians 3:4-8 KJV)? I did not see that then, as well as I do now. Repent and come out.
Some closing Scriptures:
“Be not deceived: evil communications (companionship) corrupt good manners” (I Corinthians 15:33).
“He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).
“Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father” (Proverbs 28:7).
“Whoso loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance” (Proverbs 29:3).
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful” (Psalms 1:1).
“Forsake not the assembling of ourselves together as is the manner of some…” (Hebrews 10:25).
The true Bride will be manifest on the heels of the false being exposed.
Children of God, come out and assemble with God and His people. The city of Babylon is the counterfeit of the New Jerusalem. She will fall in one hour and you with her if you will not repent.
The people of God will be told: “Rejoice over her, Heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her” (Revelation 18:20). The workers of iniquity, who scoff at, and slander, all who love the truth in Christ, will be silenced. The charlatans will be put away, the tares bundled and burned; evil put away once and for all.
You sons of the sorceress will no longer see Mystery and yourselves sitting as a queen, not as a widow, expecting no sorrow (Revelation 18:7). But the true Bride will be manifest on the heels of the false being exposed and the true will be glorified with her Bridegroom.
I marvel at the darkness and impudence of the wicked. They scoff and sneer; they persecute and deride; they speak evil of those the Lord sends to them and presume to understand better. Because of their numbers, I am wrong and they are right. Because of the prominent ones with whom they company, I am wrong and they are right. Because they are with professors of Christ, I am wrong and they are right. Because they are professors of Christ, I am wrong and they are right.
Because their pastors tell them I am wrong, I am wrong and they are right. Because they’re in and I’m out, I am wrong and they are right. Because their leaders are “ordained” and I am not, I am wrong and they are right. Because they love their sins, I am wrong and they are right.
Because I criticize the false and express anger at the lies preached and practiced in the name of Truth; because I am “judgmental” and speak unpleasant but applicable truth; because I do not run with them (I Peter 4:3-5); because I do not walk in the mushy deportment the harlot’s members are so practiced in; because they think I condemn the true, not the false, which they are deceived into thinking is true, I am wrong and they are right.
But you are those who justify yourselves before men and prefer their praise to that of God (John 12:43). Repent. Come out and touch not the unclean thing and you will be His sons and daughters, and He will be your Father. He will forgive, heal and cleanse you.
You will be granted the desires of your heart if you commit your way unto Him, and you will dwell in peace, safety, and prosperity. These things I say to those who are His, not to the tares. Those who are His will be given to come out, but the tares are ordained for destruction.
He knows those who are His. God have mercy on His people. We are in absolute need of it; all of us have deserved to be destroyed.
What is the Church? Many flounder in confusion - condemned, doubting, struggling, reveling, and listening to men, rather than to God. There are only two churches in this world - the true and the false. Of which are you a member? You can't be a member of both.
Our identities and lives are in Him, not in our doctrines or denials of false doctrine.
Coming out of manmade religion is not enough. Faith and obedience is required to enter into His Rest.