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Leaving Babylon - Now or in the Future?

The harlot churches speak about persecution. “Yes, someday, we may have to suffer for our beliefs,” they say. But for them, persecution is always in the future. I don't think they will ever see it. The reason? They just conform to whatever the world system demands. If the law changes, they slither in place, rather than making a stand for Christ and His Kingdom.

Yes, they say they will refuse to obey any laws that conflict with Christ. What they can't see is that the very foundation of Babylon stands in opposition to Christ's commands. The answer? Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Revelation 18:4

An earnest disciple of Christ will quickly find out that the institutions that support the Babylonian system are in direct opposition to Christ’s commands.

Jesus bids us to love and forgive, even our enemies. But this is incompatible and in striking contrast with the Babylonian system which relies on oath taking, judging one another, and returning evil for evil.

If people started loving and forgiving their enemies, we wouldn’t need the judicial system and the military to settle disputes. Nations would quit dominating others and the Kingdom of Heaven would be realized.

I'm not sure what law would have to be passed before the secular churches would rise up and say, "No, we won't obey." Unless the churches come out of Babylon, they will continue conforming to whatever statutes are enacted. The adversary blinds their eyes to the truth.

We saw an opportunity for the Mennonite church to obey God rather than men when mandatory car insurance laws were passed. Prior to these statutes, the conservative Mennonites widely published a pamphlet on the sinfulness of insurance. "Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help." (Isaiah 31:1) They said insurance is based on greed and a lack of faith in God and His promises.

The Mennonites listed many scriptures about how God is in control of all events and it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. They concluded, "No Christian should ever carry insurance."

But suddenly the insurance tract was discontinued when a new law was passed requiring car insurance for all licensed drivers. We asked the Mennonites, "Why did you stop publishing that pamphlet. It was one of our favorites? Did you receive a new revelation from God? Are the scriptures quoted in the tract no longer relevant?"

They were honest with us, though a bit embarrassed. They said that now that insurance is a mandatory requirement of the civil law, they must obey. In other words, the Mennonites weren't willing to take a stand against the requirement for car insurance. Nor were they willing to quit driving. Instead, they hid the scriptures that were in the pamphlet, as if they no longer applied, and lamely quoted Romans 13.

When Do We Come out of Babylon?

If you live in a seemingly benevolent nation, is there any hurry to come out of Babylon? Can you participate as one of their citizens and share in the benefits? If things don't look too bad, can you just stay in Babylon until prophesied events ramp up? Or, are all of us called to come out of Babylon when we know the truth?

We believe we are now in a time of crisis when many people will have to make a decision on whom to trust. Time is short. In these dark days of economic uncertainty, many look to Babylon for assistance. And Babylon appears to be a help in times of trouble, but this is an illusion. Babylon’s help does not set us free. It only makes us more dependent on her.

If your job in the world system has been deemed “nonessential” and you have been let go, don’t despair. God is making it easy for you to begin a new life working for Him.

Get out now before you become so dependent on Babylon that you will have no choice but to participate in their new digital financial system. These cashless schemes destroy your privacy and enslave you. But most importantly, they are a harbinger of the Mark of the Beast. Those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand shall drink of the wrath of God and be tormented with fire and brimstone. ( See Revelation 14:9-12)

God will not forsake you. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He knows how to take care of His own. Give your heart and mind and soul and strength to serve the King of Kings.

He is the Good Shepherd who leads His people out of Babylon. They recognize His voice and follow Him. They do not listen to a stranger's voice:

He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice. John 10:3-5

Money is the lifeblood of Babylon. The merchants of the earth were made rich by her. If we are in Babylon working at a job for money, we’re building up the world system. Can we also be serving God? Where is our true allegiance?

Leo Tolstoy said, “Let a man only understand … that his life belongs not to him - not to his own individuality, nor to his family, nor to the state - but to him who has sent him into the world… Let a man but realize that the aim of his life is the fulfillment of God’s law, and that law will replace all other laws for him and he will give it his sole allegiance.” The law Tolstoy is referencing is the Sermon on the Mount. (From The Kingdom of God is Within You.)

You can’t belong to Babylon and belong to Christ. They are incompatible bedfellows. Babylon is a figure of the world. Be in the world, but not of it.

Jesus said of His followers, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” John 17:16

Let us cry out to our true Father, Abba Father. We are His sons and daughters, not citizens of Babylon. We are pilgrims and strangers, whose names are registered in Heaven (Luke 10:20). We should not be recorded as citizens or residents of Babylon. No one can serve and obey two. Be ye separate. Touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you sayeth the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17

Leaving Babylon, oh how our flesh fights it. We know it means persecution from everyone who is still part of Babylon. We may not have any earthly support. That's why we hesitate to do it. But we must. Our soul depends on it. We are not to see how much we can stay in the world and not offend God. We are called to "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:4

All will hate you for your allegiance to me; but the man who holds out to the end will be saved. Matthew 10:22

Get into your prayer closet and humbly seek the Lord’s will. If you don’t know how to start, say the Lord’s prayer, from the heart.

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:9-15

Wake up and repent. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.