Coming out from among
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Rev18:4-5
Many Pundits pass and present have said that Revelation Chapters 17-18 'The Woman on the Scarlet Beast', represents the counterfeit Church System in league with the devil. But FEW understand the full scope of this System and how far the deception extends. Many make the critical mistake of assuming 'my Church' is 'the Church of which the gates of hell will not prevail against. However they DO NOT even know the meaning of the Word 'Church in the New Testament or understand what the Woman represents. The 'Church in the NT is not a building or sacred place of worship under the authority of Bishops, Presbyters, or elders. (to which you must submit) The Greek Word translated Church over 116 times is Ekklesia, a compound word ‘Ek’: Out from….’Ekklēsia’ the called out, literally the ‘Called out ones', or assembly, as translated in Acts19:32, 39, 41 and Heb12:23; in all English Versions of the Bible, including the revered KJV, Ekklesia was ordered by the then controlling Church System to be translated 'Church to protect the established institution and maintain their ecclesiastical authority over the people.
The 'Church Christ was talking about when He said the Gates of
hell would not prevail against Matt16:13-19, was NOT an institution of
established authority, but a 'special people 'Called out from all the Systems of
this world, political and religious, to Serve Him and one another. As He told
them how it was to be:
The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ But not so among you; Lk22:25-26, No ruling authorities but Servants for the edification of all:
And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your servant. Matt20:27
But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. Matt23:11
Therefore when He Calls 'His People OUT from among them, He means OUT of the Political / Religious, ISM's, of this world who have desecrated His Image and Word into the likeness of a 'Beast ruled over by anti-Christ's, false Prophets and Church Pundits who have the appearance of lambs but speak the language of the Dragon. (Rev13:11) So there is no exception as 'My Church is the Church', as many professed Christians think. There is only ONE church or properly: Ekklesia, of 'Call out ones, who have come out of darkness into the Light having escaped from the corruption that is in the world through lust, partaken of the Divine Nature and now Overcome sin, the flesh and the devil through triumph faith and stand aloof of ALL Systems political / religious contending earnestly for the Truth once delivered to the Saints.
The Tribulation, anti-Christ, Beast are not futuristic, it all began when the Age of the Gospel commenced at Pentecost, we are 'companions in tribulation' Rev1:9, so the 'Coming out also began at the same time and His Saints are under attack throughout the ages struggling against the false System that builds and builds with ever increasing intensity as we approach the final end of the age and the Lord returns to Judge the Word in Righteousness. And that is why, if you want to escape, you MUST come out of your Churches and Systems NOW despite the glittering facade of enchantment that holds you captive to its allure. It is all a deadly combination of Truth mixed with Error amid a sea of deception (levels deep) that has a 'form of godliness with no Power to Redeem anyone form the bondage of sin. The Beast represents this System, Catholic and Protestant, no exceptions. The Mark of the Beast is your identity as a member of the system. You can enter in, buy and sell, (participate and engage) the Ekklesia, called out ones, cannot. Their minds and eyes are fixed Singly on the Lord, Matt6:22-23, their selfish lusts / desires Crucified, 'Plucked out and cast away', Mat5:29, the 'Evil eye' Mk7:22, that lead the body (foot) into sin is Sound (good) renewed in Christ.
Discern the 'spiritual application here; the 'forehead (where the Mark is applied, Rev13:16) is Greek: Metopon, compound word meaning 'with an eye', (the hand merely follows where the eye leads it) The Lord said: 'The Lamp of the body is the eye, IF the eye is good (single, pure) the whole body is full of Light. But if it is bad the whole body is full of darkness and if the light in you (you suppose is in you) is dark how GREAT is that darkness!' Do you see the application .... if the Mark were merely an implanted micro-chip of sorts, as many suppose, HOW could it defile your whole body! You're already defiled by the identity you've assumed by getting 'saved in your sins, while your 'eye is still bad and whole body (lusts, selfishness) is in darkness. The Identity of a Christian is a WHOLE body, mind, soul, spirit FULL of Light, (no darkness at all, 1Jh1:5) The identity (Mark) of the professed deceived is a Whole body, mind, full of darkness, the 'evil eye' still in tact (un-crucified, not plucked out) leading the hand and foot into more sin. The word Mark is 'stigma, a brand, stamp of ownership put on a slave, illustrative of Slavery to Sin, 'you are a slave to who you obey, sin unto death or obedience unto righteousness', Rom6:16. Again, speaking of 'identity; 'He who sins if of the devil', 1Jh3:7. A physical mark or implanted chip is not going to make you sin!
When you are part of the Beast System (no matter how great you think your church is!) you automatically take on their identity by assimilating their doctrines and teachings that are contrary to the Wholesome words of Jesus Christ and the doctrine in accord to godliness. As we have pointed out over and over again, there is no Purging, scrubbing or cleaning going on in the process of Repentance, therefore the 'evil eye' (selfish lusts and desires) remains. Forgiveness is bestowed on pronouncement and the conscience is soothed by great swelling words promising you liberty, (freedom from condemnation and guilt) while you go on sinning believing 'not of works' means you're absolved from Obedience to the truth. That's how the anti-Christ, Beast System captivates souls into its deadly fold and then invents a futuristic version of Prophecy that removes the (supposed) Christian from the Wrath to come.
The Tribulation, the Rapture, the coming anti-Christ--man of sin, the rebuilding of the Temple in Israel, the plagues and the final Judgment all cast into the far off future for Pundits to speculate, while unsuspecting souls sit under them and perish in their sins, waiting for an imaginary snatching away that will never come. BUT the age of Tribulation is upon us, ever increasing, racing toward the end, the anti-Christ System is in full force, unrestrained and the 'supposed Rapture they await is the return of the Lord to Judge the world in Righteousness and take vengeance on those who obey not the gospel! It is all a cleverly contrived deception centuries old and has enchanted our present generation in Strong delusion that few will escape. While they wait for the appearance of their mysterious anti-Christ figure the MANY anti-Christ's, 1Jh2:18, have ALREADY gone out into the world and deceived those who dwell on the earth, Rev13:14, with unrighteous deceptions (lying signs and wonders 2Thes2:9-10) those who will not receive a love of the Truth, And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2Thes2:11-12 The Man of Sin, 2Thes2:3, anthropos, (mankind) are those who's identity is within the System, who have not plucked out the evil eye of their lust and selfishness and dwell in darkness they imagine as light. The Temple they sit upon is their own defiled hearts, exalted against the knowledge of God, unrestrained as the Mystery of lawlessness within.
The Strong Delusion, energeia, 'working efficiency, is manifest in the 'Spirit of error, 1Jh4:1, the 'error of the wicked, 2Pet3:17, the 'false prophets, Rev13:14, Matt24:11, Lk21:8, the 'thieves and robbers, Jh10:10, and of course 'the anti-Christ's. It is a virtual army of false teachers, prophets, pundits, pastors, bible scholars, theologians, evangelists, these are the 'flows of the air' come to nest in the branches (of the Kingdom) told of by Christ, Mat13:11-12, Mk4:3, Lk13:19, and in the Vision of the Prophet Daniel:
I was looking, and behold, A tree in the midst of the earth, And its height was great. The tree grew and became strong; Its height reached to the heavens, And it could be seen to the ends of all the earth. Its leaves were lovely, Its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, The birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches, And all flesh was fed from it. Dan4:11-12
The Giant Tree of (Babylon) religion envisioned by Daniel is upon us, feeding all flesh and serving as 'restful shade for all who dwell under it. Its 'leaves are lovely and fruit abundant (desirous) food for all, to feed the lust of their flesh, eyes and Pride of life! The origin of Sin--Selfishness, it 'looks good, feels good, gratifies the flesh: Grab it! Is Christ also alluding to this same 'spreading of corruption in His Mustard seed Parable:
It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade. Mk4:31-32
The Kingdom of God spread throughout the earth (like the Mustard Seed) and 'grew up' (matured with pride) and became corrupted by the 'fowls (false teachers) Now the Mystery of lawlessness is fully revealed and the Woman on the Scarlet Beast overshadows the earth. (political / religious, Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth!) committing fornications, adultery and shameful idolatry in the name of God while they merchandise the souls of men preparing them for the wine-press of His Wrath. The Lust of the flesh, eyes and Pride of life in full bloom, the Professed committing adultery with the world loving every minute of it!
Jesus said: 'Blessed are the Pure of heart for they shall see God', Mat5:8, but how can the heart be Pure when the Eye is full of darkness and lust! By Simple deduction you should be able to comprehend that since NO ONE in the System is emphasizing the absolute necessity of a Pure heart before God, that originates in a Clean Repentance, before the Spirit can indwell, the anti-Christ, spirit of error is effectively at work in them (whether they know it or not!) and they are in league with Mystery Babylon. The question remains however; 'do they know what they are doing?' I suppose some do and many others do not, they are merely ignorant dupes being used by the Powers of darkness to complete the circle. I don't see any where in Scripture where false teachers KNEW they were false teachers! They all worked from an agenda they were certain was Sound. It's no different today, your loving jovial pastor is in total sincerity ministering to your needs, he has no idea whatsoever he's dispensing the Mark (identity of darkness)
and is on the road to
Perdition. Your Churches, so lovely and fine, have every appearance of godliness
and sanctify, yet are Dens of iniquity, a habitation of demons and every foul
spirit, a cage for every unclean fowl, Rev18:2. BUT just as the
Bible warns; the wolves come to you in Sheep's clothing! Matt7:15, They appear
as 'Ministers of Righteousness, even Angels of light! 2Cor11:13-15. Does this
mean that spiritual entities lurk in the corridors of your church buildings
directing the pastors, choir directors, Sunday school teachers? I highly doubt
it. Their actual presence is no longer necessary, they have your Mind! Their
thoughts and desires are
realized in the lust of the flesh, eyes and
of life evident in the professed. As Jesus said:
You do the deeds of your father, the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. Jh8:41, 44
What have they done in the Church System, they MURDER the TRUTH! 'Twist it, handle it deceitfully turn it into a License for immorality. (2Pet2:1-2, Jude3-4) There is NO Truth in them ... He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him 1Jh2:4, They will not KEEP (holdfast, attend carefully, Guard, Watch) His Commands! He says 'Strive, they say Trust, He says 'Count the Cost, they say He Paid the Cost, He says 'Sin no more, they say 'If I say I have no sin I lie and have no truth in me!' They contradict Him every time just as their father would do, and his DEEDS they also do! (Sin daily, no one's perfect, Chief of sinners, wretched man, filthy rags: Translates into: fornications, lust, adultery, drunkenness, molestations, sodomy, uncleanness, theft, lies, covetous, dissensions, heresies, hatred, envy and murder) The demons stand on the side lines laughing because their job is complete. The Wolves and Ministers of Righteousness are standing 'in the flesh' right in front of you, speaking the language of the Dragon 24/7! The circle is complete and the Beast in Control.
So think about it, honestly, 'How can your Church (assembly) be
called His own Special people, Redeemed from every lawless deed and Purified for
every good work, a holy priesthood (Titus2:11-12, 1Pet2:9) when filth and
defilement is ever present in your midst, condoned and pacified by the great
swelling words of emptiness that emanate from your podiums ... (Pulpits:
taken from the
Latin pulpitum, platform, staging, from where the
Pagan philosophers would lecture and teach their Gnostic heresies. Such methods
NEVER used in the Bible, Christ Himself often would Sit and teach the
people or stand amidst them as would His disciples) Even the 'Office of a
Pastor is unbiblical. Taken from the Greek word for Shepherd Poimen,
always Plural, only translated as Pastor in Eph4:11, Paul spoke of many
Shepherds to the assembly at Ephesus, Acts20:27-28, to watch over the flock and
keep them safe from the false teachers coming in to draw them away from the
truth. There are no official 'Offices as part of the Church-assembly (Ekklesia)
The early English translators added the word 'Office to the
text as in 1Tim3:1, 'If any man desires the office of a Bishop',
the Greek text simply says 'episkopos, which means 'overseer,
not an Official of any sort, translated Visitation in Lk19:44, 1Pet2:12,
Office is never in the text. It is closely associated with the word for Elder
'presbyteros, of advanced age, experience, used to indicate
someone of mature experience to Shepherd the flock, always with the
understanding of a Servant, deakoneo (deacon) for the edification
of all, Eph4:11-12. No One person 'benefits as Superior to others, as clergy and
laity (Latin words) ALL are of equal status in the Lord and minister
(serve) in their capacity to the assembly. Therefore the 'pecking order
(so to speak) of the Churches is not derived from the Bible but from
Ecclesiastical System established in 3-4 Century Rome to maintain order over the
people with a Chain of Command: Priests, Bishops, Presbyters, elders and finally
the laity -- subject to the Officers above them. They will use such passages as
these to convince you it is God's Will for them to rule:
Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. Heb13:17
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders 1Pet5:5
Let the elders
who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in
the word and doctrine.
For the Scripture says,
“You shall not muzzle an ox while it
treads out the grain,
and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages 1Tim5:17-18
Rule in these passages means ‘Protect and Guard over, not sit in high office over anyone. It is always for their well being to use the Service of an elder, overseer or teacher for edification, never for personal benefit, profit or gaining notoriety. In early times anyone who attempted to use their position as a means of personal advantage was quickly taken to task and discharged if necessary. The Apostles served as leaders in matters of spiritual guidance over the assemblies until their demise. Apostleship was NOT passed down after John; he was the Last (genuine) Apostle with Apostolic power and authority over the assemblies. The Disciples of the apostles into the second century AD were called Fathers and never took upon themselves the tile of Apostle, nor did any of them possess the miraculous powers we see in the Book of Acts. When the faith once delivered to the Saints was complete, so was the Apostolic age.
The supposed reoccurrences of the Apostolic gifts in the 19-20th Centuries is nothing more than the ‘lying signs and wonders’ the Scriptures forewarned about. It has deceived millions and spread hundreds of destructive doctrines across the land. Imposters and Charlatans run rampant in the ranks of these deceivers, many under direct influence of seducing spirits much like Simon, Acts8, who practiced the magic arts (sorcery, pharmakeia, Gal5:20) which is also mentioned in Rev18:23 as the means by which the Great harlot System of Babylon (false church) deceives the nations. The Pentecostal (charismatic) waves that began in earnest at the turn of the twentieth Century are the 'lying signs and wonders spoken of in 2Thes2:9-10, Rev13:13-14, the visions, dreams, supposed miracles and manifestations are ALL part of this grand Satanic design to deceive the deceivers, 2Tim3:12, and keep the world focused on Self-gratifications instead of Christ. The true 'Ekklesia is complete in Christ, perfected in love (for God) and Obedience to the Truth, the false 'Church awaits a 'glorification of their filthy rags and a physical Kingdom of flesh. But Scripture says:
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 1Cor13:8-10
Perfect, teleious, in this passage refers to maturity, 'when I was a child, I spoke as a child understood as a child, when I became a man I put away childish things', when the Church, Ekklesia, became mature, 'complete in love and obedience, (the faith once delivered, Jude3-4) the miraculous ceased; But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. The need of these things to confirm and authenticate the Gospel to the pagan world was finished, from that point forward (to now) His Truth is confirmed by His WORD: God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, (the Word made flesh, Jh1:14) whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds Heb1:1-2 The Miracle is a transformed life, the evil passions and desires crucified, the evil eye plucked out and cast away, the mind renewed, Gal2:20, 5:24, Mat5:29, Walking in the Spirit, not the flesh, Rom8:1-4, Overcoming the world by faith working by love, 1Jh5:4-5, Gal5;6.
The 'Perfection is NOT the return of Christ, as the false church teaches, the context is the Perfection of Love in maturity of growth. All these things were given for the 'Perfecting of the Saints' Eph4:12-13, for the unity of the faith in the Knowledge of Christ to the Perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ! (so they are not blown by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, who in cunning craftiness lie in wait to deceive) WHY is the sin daily, filthy rags professed Church deceived in utter darkness ... BECAUSE 'no one is perfect and all sin daily in thought, word and deed!' Therefore many clamor for 'signs and wonders, manifestations, (the next hype!) but are, as Christ said, 'An evil generation seeks after a sign!' Matt16:2-4, Lk11:30-32, and the ONLY (genuine) Sign given them is from the Prophet Jonah; 'PROVE your Repentance by your DEEDS or Perish in your Sins!' But unlike Nineveh, they refuse to heed the warning. So in them the anti-Christ (Beast, false Prophet) has come, the Mystery of iniquity is manifest and the MARK (their identity) is ever present, as they wait for the Day of the Lord, which will be to them, 'darkness and not light', Amos5:18
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her. Rev18:1-8
This is NOT some future event, yet to come, its NOW, this present age. As we near the end the urgency intensifies, the War against the Saints, Rev12:17, 13:7, goes into full swing. The Mystery of iniquity is fully revealed. But our current madness could go on for decades to come, just as millions were slaughtered in times past, billions may perish in our generation and the end is not yet. Your Salvation is coming OUT of the System, not leaving the world, the 'Plagues are upon her (Beast System) and the Dragon is enraged against all those who KEEP the Commandments of God and have the 'true testimony of Jesus Christ. Babylon will fall just as the Scripture says, her doom is inevitable, all you need to know right now is you must have the Eyes of your understanding open to the Truth and get out of the political, religious, evangelical mess before its too late. Otherwise you will be swept away with it in Judgment.
By Mike D