by John and Ruth Greene
If you’ve heard about the Book of Revelation, you’ve probably heard something about Babylon or ‘Babylon the Great.’ The truth of what this actually means to you, however, has probably been somewhat obscured. Satan and his agents have been busy at work, muddying the waters of truth with corruption since the ascension of Messiah. Of what value is an increase in your personal healing or health, a temporary matter of the flesh, when your eternal salvation is endangered by errant teaching and lies that are presented as truth? What you must come to understand is that only the righteousness of your Heavenly Father matters where your relationship with Him is concerned. The rest outside of that is unrighteousness, the filth of the world that all disciples must be willing to root out, to allow to be rooted out – instead of continuing to bathe in the dirty traditions that do not magnify the Father, Son or His Set Apart Spirit. What’s worse, their true Names have been purposefully obscured by those that consider themselves as higher religious powers. God [Elohim, YHWH], Jesus [Yahshua] and the Holy Spirit [Dedicated, Set Apart Ruach or Spirit] have been renamed or made more generic, instead of respecting Them by their real Names, titles and roles. Instead of emphasizing separateness from the world, Christianity teaches about the mythology of justice and love that the world has hijacked. Could this be playing into the end times deception that so many are steeped in? We believe that this is beyond any true measure of dispute. Millions that would otherwise be saved are in danger of eternal destruction and separation from Elohim – instead of separation TO HIM! This doesn’t need to be! (John 17:17; Matthew 11:6; Luke 16:11-13; Acts 4:11-12; Romans 1:25; 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 11-12; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 4:1-3; Ephesians 5:6; Nahum 1:14; Zephaniah 1:4, 3:9; Psalm 144:11; Genesis 11:8-9; Revelation 17:5; “Breaking Strongholds of False Authority“; “Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“; “The Role of Authority in Your Life“)
“And accompanying these things, I saw a different messenger descend from out of the heavens, holding mighty power. Then the earth was illuminated from his splendor, and calling out in forcefulness with a mighty sound uttering, ‘Babylon the Mighty is fallen, is fallen, and is made the abode of evil spirits, and the prison of all unrighteous spirits, and the ward of all unjust and hating [consuming] fowl. Because all the nations drink from the wine of the indignation of its harlotry, and the sovereigns of the world whore along with it. Even the merchants of the world are made wealthy from the force of its strength [tyranny].’ Then, hear a different sound from heaven saying, ‘Depart from it my people, in order that you have no fellowship of its sin, and in order that you do not consent through its wounding that its sin has followed, even to the heavens.’ Elohim recollects its evil doing. Deliver to it, even as it delivered to You. Even render double to its double, according to its deeds. By the cup it has poured out, pour out to it double. How greatly Babylon has magnified itself through its striving, so vast a torture and grief smite it. Because it speaks in its heart, ‘I sit a queen and at present are not lacking, even to know no sorrow.’ Through the same way, its wounds arrive in one day, death and sorrow and hunger. Then it will be burned with fire, because mightier is YHWH Elohim, its Judge.” – Revelation 18:1-8, direct translation
All of this has been brought into full fruition by the beasts presented in Revelation and the profane prostitute of Babylon [Strong’s H894, G897]. They are dramatically interconnected into a global band of confusion, seeking to lead the world [kosmos, decoration of man’s order] – all men, women and children after themselves. The great prostitute sits on the waters of mankind, supported by the authority of the world. Like the idolatrous harlot, the sovereigns of the world are drunk with the same wine of their own idolatrous power, mixed with the blood of disciples through the age. Babylon is no mystery to those that recognize it – ‘she’ holds a gilded gold cup full of filth – drunken as the sovereigns that imitate ‘her.’ The gold cup hides the filth of the world, just as a whitewashed grave hides the rotting flesh and bones of the dead. Even though the truth is plain enough to see, this truth remains a secret to the world, a secret they choose to disregard, even to mock. This prostitute and those that rule alongside are drunk with the blood of disciples of Messiah, those that have made covenant through Yahshua [Jesus], the Son of Elohim. These agents of iniquity have come against the anointed of Elohim and will be judged accordingly. (Psalm 105:12-15; 1 Chronicles 16:19-22; “The “Supranational” Babylon“; “Fighting a World of Fear & Delusion“)
They are the dwelling of unrighteousness, in opposition to the righteousness of YHWH, of Messiah and the power of the Holy Spirit. They work along with and are under the influence of unjust foul people, much like the consuming fowl of the air that feast on the armies of the dead in scripture. (Revelation 19:17, 21) This is a feeding frenzy that the decoration of man has been built on; a center of commerce and profit. All of these whore together in their idolatries, working alongside one another as companions and consultants. They stubbornly deny the error of their ways. They operate out of personal selfishness rather than any semblance of ‘love’ or friendship for one another. Through commerce and corruption, the merchants of the world have grown rich from the same tyranny and harlotry, the force of strength that is tyranny, the decoration of man’s order and rule. (“Replacing Sin & Becoming Set Apart”; “YHWH: The Choice to Remain Loyal”; “Agreement With YHWH, Not the World”; “The Antichrist & War on Reality”)
Genuine disciples of Yahshua hear a different sound, a warning to depart from this Babylon of worldly confusion and those that abide with it. We are convicted to share this truth with others so that some might be saved. We are warned to have no fellowship with the confusion of Babylon, nor to consent quietly to the wounding – the calamities that the industrial complex of warring tyranny pours out on the world. The sins and abominations of Babylon mount to the heavens. Disciples are not to be aligned with them, to vote for them, to give them anything beyond what Yahshua [Jesus] mandated. Give them the taxes, the tribute they insist on, the fiat money they lust for. They are not worthy of your allegiance. They are mere men that are receiving their reward in full right now (just as the Pharisees did). Disciples of Messiah – even Christians – must give themselves to Elohim first. (Matthew 6:24-33; Ephesians 5:11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15) By keeping separate to the Father Alone, disciples set their trust exactly where that trust belongs. This is important for those disciples that seek to avoid the judgment of the unrighteous. Otherwise, they will receive double and more, for what they agree with. (“The Blind Leading the Blind”; “Blind to Righteousness“; “The Reality of the Antichrist”)
Yahshua [Jesus] came to save those that are willing to listen, obey, and respond in love to His commands; to replace the imperfect provision of Hebrew law that could not truly save of itself. What you agree with in your life right now is important, borne out by the fruit of your belief. YHWH draws a line of separation between His people and the world of unrighteousness.
“He who believes in the Son possesses everlasting life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim [YHWH] remains on him.” – John 3:36, ISR98
Through the power of the Holy Spirit and personal agreement with the righteousness of YHWH and His Son, you achieve spiritual growth through prayer, personal study and through interaction with others. You don’t allow yourself to succumb to the temptation of the flesh, or to fall into old ways of the old man. In scripture, ‘in the flesh’ is used to express the baseness of human nature when measured with Father YHWH’s righteousness. (Romans 8:7-10; Galatians 5:16, 19-20; Colossians 1:13) Through the Holy Spirit, disciples can possess ‘the other nature’ of being set apart to Elohim. Two kingdoms fight for your soul, even inside of you because of the iniquity of sin. Yet, being set apart through Elohim’s Spirit grants the power to overcome, to allow the Holy Spirit to dominate and for you to produce the fruit of righteousness. This requires respectful love, a moment-to-moment dependence, and an always present trust in YHWH, through His power that operates through you. Whether you choose this is your decision. All will be judged by this choice, so the ongoing choices you make have everything to do with YHWH’s Kingdom and your role in it – or your rejection of it like the foul ones of Babylon. You agree with the righteousness of YHWH, in Greek – ‘homologeo’ – or you do not. (2 Peter 3:7; Matthew 22:29; John 14:15, 26; 1 John 4:1; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Hebrews 10:26; Romans 15:4; Proverbs 25:26; “The Secret of Dedicated Disciples”; “Understanding Sin”)
You must routinely ask this question of yourself. What kingdom do you agree with? Or will you pretend to limp along on two opinions?