Joshua 9 / Isaiah 13 / 1 Timothy 4-5
Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms,
the glory of the Babylonians' pride,
She will never be inhabited
or lived in through all generations;
But desert creatures will lie there,
jackals will fill her houses;
Hyenas will howl in her strongholds,
jackals in her luxurious palaces.
Then the angel carried me away in the spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead:
BABYLON THE GREAT
The kingdom of Babylon carried the Jews away, and is a copy of what would come to the people of God under the new covenant. Actual Babylon swept in and conquered the land, carrying God's wife—another copy of the better thing, the true bride—into captivity. Mystery Babylon the great refers to the entity that took the true church (the bride of the Christ) into another more powerful captivity shortly after Paul's death, as it has been since that time even until now. The Holy Roman Church transformed what was good in the first century into what it quickly became—another mythological system of made up gods based on Roman and Greek systems—by deceptive means as it incorporated the guise of what looked like the true church into the organism that would be the source for all other organisms it would spawn. Those who look like their mother are the prostitute daughters whom John foresees in a vision near the end of the first century. They like their mother would also look okay, but be founded on the lies of the one who adulterated and bastardized everything that the apostles and sons of the first century knew that was good, into what looked like something good but is only a very convincing, hidden lie.
The whore, driven by the animal nature to control and exploit, took what was secret and true and turned it into a lie by turning it outward—making it an earthly institution that could be controlled by the unclean animals. They are the abominable animals who transformed what was incredible and miraculous into what they could understand and hold onto—their earthly organism by which they thought they could manipulate and control the way to God. The humans hate what they cannot control, so they created a way for themselves to decide who got redeemed and who didn't. By it they completely redefined what the sons of the first century knew as they made what was spiritual into what it became—a dead, natural institution. It remains the same to this day in all its various forms, from the mother who became catholicism to every christian sect and institution which has claimed the jesus god as their head, all the whore's daughters. This great mother whore was the first of her kind, but later spawned thousands of prostitute daughters who look like her. What binds them together is the upholding of the tradition of many gods, which undermines the real Son's legitimacy by making him equal with the Father's authority and distorts His plan into what cannot be recognized as anything that resembled what was happening in the first century.
Desolations have been decreed.
After Jesus' resurrection and ascension, he was the Son of the inheritance of the Father, doing the Father's work. He was also the Husband who gave birth to and was raising his bride, as his Father did before him with the copy of the better thing. Ezekiel 16 tells the story of God and His bride, while the whole of the OT tells the drawn out struggle between God and Israel. The whole of it contains the countless natural copies pointing to the spiritual, non-earthly reality. Israel was unfaithful but she did give birth to a sliver (remnant) of OT sons throughout her existence, chosen by the Father to be saved by the One who was coming. Most importantly, she gave birth to the one good Son who was able to save those other sons before, concurrent to, and after his earthly existence. Laying down his life saved the OT sons, and going to the Father to become the life that could live in the sons, as the Father had lived in him, saves those from that time forward. He gave God the family that He wanted by saving the sons who will love and revere Him more than themselves, their combined body comprising the spiritual house where He will dwell in peace without the chaos of the snake.
The copy was the nation of Israel, the reality is the family of the sons of God. Within that, a micro copy was David saving Jesse's sheep from bears and lions, destroying the unconquerable Goliath, and generally being the good shepherd of God's people. His character and persuasion—loving God more than anything else—pointed to the better thing, the spiritual reality of Jesus doing and being all of that in the realm where God lives—where it matters, where He is and always has been. Jesus took care of God's sheep and he destroyed the theretofore undestroyable nature that perfectly kept all of God's sons away from Him, hidden in the grave which was hell.
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"
For a short while, as a testimony of the validity and vindication of Jesus' life and work, the spirit was "poured out" amongst a few believers just after Jesus went to the Father. But in the same way that the kingdom of Babylon carried the Jews away, the family of God which existed as His sons in their human bodies eroded away so that within a few hundred years Mystery Babylon the great had carried away the Son's bride as predicted in the Revelation. It had already started in Paul's life, and the spirit told the sons about what was coming. From Jesus to Peter to Paul and others, they knew that something bad was going to happen, whose proof is scattered throughout their various letters to the believers who lived in the first century. They knew that this incredible and miraculous period wasn't going to last for very long.
After the sixty-two `sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one `seven.' In the middle of the`seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
The whore was referred to in different ways and called different things—antichrist, man of lawlessness, whore of babylon, etc. It is merely a concentrated manifestation of the pride and tendencies of the nature which inhabits man the animal and his incessant craving for control. Via that instinct of the metaphorical snake which inhabits them, the humans slowly turned the true bride into the whore made up and adorned by men for their own personal gain and power—an advanced variation of survival—by creating their religious institution controlled by unclean animals setting themselves up in the temple, Daniel's abomination. It started as the Holy Roman Church (the mother of all prostitutes) and became the official religion of the natural western world. Since the middle ages she spun off many christian babies (the prostitute daughters of the great whore). The spirit told the sons about what would happen, another instance of proof that they understood something bad was going to happen, referred to in this letter to Timothy, they just weren't sure what it would look like.
The spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, `Here it is,' or `There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."
When he said that the kingdom couldn't be observed or noticed he was talking about how it was secret and had to be secretly planted into the hearts of those who were chosen to hear it. If it couldn't be observed or noticed by the humans then it certainly couldn't be controlled by them, which is what the animal drives them to incessantly want, need and crave to be able to do with everything—especially this thing that could allow them to survive forever which is the animal's ultimate dream. Then comes the whore who changes the kingdom of God into that animal dream of an eternal state of surviving as she makes what was once unobservable and unnoticeable into what could be observed and manipulated by the animals as they took what was once hidden and made it public, for their own means.
Then he said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. Men will tell you, `There he is!' or `Here he is!' Do not go running off after them. For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
First he had to suffer many things and be rejected by this generation, and then he would come back like the lightening; that is, quick yet whenever it pleased the Father, wherever He was pleased to send the Son. Lightening is difficult to see because you don't know where it's going to appear, and you certainly cannot control it—very much like the wind that couldn't be chased or bottled up. This "coming back" is what's referred to many times, and which already happened once, in the first century when all the letters were written that attest to its power and the events that surround its phenomenal coming.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
The end of this period of the coming of the Son like wind and lightening would come, according to the One who would be coming. That bad thing about which many of the believers were aware in the first century—and five hundred years before that in the case of Daniel—did come in the form of the humans who took the mystery of God and made it plain for the unclean animals to trample over and make their own way to their own made up gods by what they created—very similar to the human institutions that already existed which explained to the people about the good gods fighting the bad gods—very much still intact within the whore's modern spawn.
"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins,
a haunt of jackals;
What man is wise enough to understand this? Who has been instructed by the LORD and can explain it? Why has the land been ruined and laid waste like a desert that no one can cross?
The LORD said, "It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law. Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their fathers taught them."
The way of the human animal is the same throughout history, ever since it was bound up to the earth by the nature that inhabits them all—what makes them dead to God who chooses those He desires to comprehend His hidden mystery, which has been unknown since the whore created itself an din turn made the earth desolate of the knowledge of what the Son did for the Father. It is directly opposed to the way of God, which Jesus embodied because the life of the Father of the family of His own sons lived in the Son first, the condition we also desire to attain to as sons of God—unhuman, not driven by the instincts of the natural animal nature anymore. The way of natural man is to self-preserve, which is what men did in taking the truth captive and creating the Roman Church for their own good. Through it they realized their need for power, control, wealth, honor, respect, etc—all the stuff the humans value and run after—by assuming their ultimate control over which animals get to survive forever in a state of bliss with the good gods, or else which of them will be tortured forever with the bad gods. Unlike Paul, the people who called themselves followers of the jesus god who seemed like he wasn't coming back, no longer relied on the Father for all things, nor did they want to be servants, and they slowly turned what was good into the darkness that has been on the earth for so many years.
Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose the servant says to himself, `My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
They instituted the hierarchy of human power, as those who had power greedily put themselves at the top of the heap according to the way their animal nature led them to crave to be there, hiding what they do behind sayings like, "We're doing it in God's name." These leaders of the institution called the church, listening to the snake, became the opposite of the servant that Paul was, who heard the voice of Jesus—and Jesus who heard the voice of the Father. By that he explained to his disciples that they mustn't seek to become first among the humans, but last and servant of their true brothers who would be being called to their same inheritance as members of God's purpose, His own family of sons that He was choosing and had been choosing since Abel, who first heard God's voice about what He wanted and responded correctly—and was killed for that response. The power of God found in Jesus was the opposite of this ascension to greatness by the humans who assumed the role of the leaders of God's people, acting totally on their own behalf with no concern for His people as the true bride disappeared into the will of the humans as predicted by Daniel. As the men consolidated their power they also developed the myths and lies that Paul mentions to Timothy. By 361 a.d. the Athanasian Creed officially established the core of their myths in the creation of the trinity idea which wipes out everything valid about what Jesus did as God's Lamb and the good Shepherd of the secret sons.
Out of that main lie comes all of the lies upon which all of the false brides (modern daughters of the great whore) are formed. In the 16th century the prostitute started giving birth to other whores who all looked like her, except for a few minor changes. Martin Luther started the push to put a democratic, humanistic face on the whore, yet the Roman and Greek mythical good vs. bad god structure as the core of their beliefs—that which matters, not the details—remain the same. All of the modern christian religions (daughters of the whore who look like their mother) hold to the same core beliefs that she established, which are totally different than what the first century believers held e.g., their jesus is still thought to have existed as a god before he lived as man, nullifying his value to the Father. The spirit became an actual god, an entity with a personality equal to and separate from the Father. To address what obviously opposes their misconstruation they claim that even though they existed separately as gods with separate entities, they're really the same god, separate but the same. Then they say it's just such an enigmatic mystery that it can't be fathomed, then conveniently they say that if anyone questions it they're on the mythical devil's side and will be there forever. This devil is the evil demigod—an entity with an actual will—who is fighting the good gods (father, son and holy spirit). Hell is a place where the bad people (those different than the xenophobe leaders who maintain control) get tortured forever (the soul of every animal that ever lived became immortal with the whore's birth). All the important lies of the whore are intact in her daughters.
The reality that the first century sons knew was that there was only ever One God, the Father who existed from before this natural creation came into being. His purpose in creating everything was so that He could have a family of His own sons with Him and around Him, those who love Him and whom He loves. There is the firstborn Son, never a god himself until he went to the Father and became One with Him, so became God by default—by sharing the same body because he was no longer separate from the Father, the only God there ever was and is. The spirit is the way He interacts with the humans, the life that lived in the firstborn Son's body, which told him the truth about who he was (the Son of God, not a human man). The spirit is also the way the Father and Son interacted with the sons who lived in the first century before that power was taken out of the world. The devil, or satan, is the animal instinct that inhabits the humans, the force of power of the curse that was put onto them as a creation of the Father to keep them away from Him. It is the friend of the humans in that it is the nature that allows them to survive in a hostile world so it lives ubiquitously in each of them, indistinguishably and without detection. However, since it was created to keep the humans away from the Father, it becomes the adversary of the sons who are chosen to know Him, because it keeps them away from their destiny—to know their true Father and the Son who is with Him, as the Son knew the Father when he existed on the earth as a human, born from above so he was different, but never a god until he realized that by osmosis—by being made One with the only true and living God.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
The few things that did change in the Luther-inspired period are relatively minor in comparison with the foundational lies, and many little whores got birthed to this great mama whore. In fact they are still being churned out when the humans get inspired to make something that has a different face and sells better—Lutherans, methodists, episcopalian, evangelicals, baptist, evangelicals, pentecostals, mormons, seventh day adventists, jehovah's witnesses, holy rollers, etc. They are all basically the same, because they all are based on the same core lies as their mother whom they all resemble. No matter how different they claim to be—and they all vehemently do—they are the same. Even though they read the same words printed on the page, they nevertheless remain merely dead, natural words not actually intended for them, because the living word is not enlightening their hearts to their meaning. It cannot because they want to believe the lie, and the Teacher cannot, will not convince. They are just given over to whatever lies they want to believe, by whatever power is necessary to effect that, even supernatural powers. That's why there are a thousand different groups claiming a distinct version of a jesus they made up, yet each one is also claiming exclusivity—an impossible scenario. Because they want to believe whatever lie they've chosen, they have a special power to believe that lie, to keep them away from the Father. Because something supernatural may happen in them, they think it must be from God, but the same kind of thing happens to psychics and mystics everywhere, and it's genuinely supernatural, yet for a purpose they're unaware of.
The spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
The living word told Paul something extraordinary which he only briefly mentions. Obviously the details about this were well known fact amongst Paul and the sons close to him as the phrasing indicates. The thing he's describing did happen according to the details that we can examine via hindsight. However, who are the demons he's referring to? We know that the devil doesn't exist as some distinct entity outside of God's control, but is a force that exists in the humans, the animal nature which He made and employed, for His specific reasons. It's put in place and maintained by His messengers who do His work and carry out His desires perfectly. They also administered this thing that Paul is saying is going to happen. Demons here are the angels who do the work of God in an adversarial sense, which carry out the evil He desires to exist according to His will, to keep the humans away. The introduction and reinforcement of that idea is seen in Job, as the angel who played the adversarial role against Job, called Satan, is merely one of God's messengers doing His work, according to God's desire.
There a few tiny earthly groups of humans that have a correct understanding of some of the major beliefs of the 1st century believers. However they make the same assumption of the whore—they believe the lie that God can be got to via the natural by anyone who fulfills the requirements of their earthly institution, that anyone can get to the Father if they choose to, and obey the humans who are in charge of their institution. They're basically the same as all the rest in their form, and think that Jesus is somehow natural, even though he has been made One with God who is pure spirit. In other words, they don't comprehend what the spirit actually was or is, nor what the devil actually is inside them, because they think they can remove themselves from its domination of them, while ironically that assumption *is* its domination of them.
We know that the Son is the only way to the Father, and the Son now lives as the Father has always lived—as pure, unseen, invisible spirit—so the only way to God is in a purely spiritual, non-earthly sense. That is, the spiritual birth, spiritual awareness and growth, spiritual bodies formed and molded by the living word, the spiritual voice of the Teacher who speaks to the sons in the capacity of what he is—pure spirit. This just means that when he comes to a human, to make him a son, the humans cannot witness, validate or verify it, because he is unseen and secret and that's how he reveals the Father to the particular human. Because it must exist somehow as a natural phenomenon, they think that they can control who gets in or put out of God's kingdom via their earthly power, which are based on their animal fears and need to control their immediate environment—what they crave inside themselves being animals. They have no conception of the animal nature being the sinful nature of Paul's writings, so they think they can just pretend it's not there and it will go away, even though it totally and perfectly (so much that they can't even detect it) rules, leads, and guides them. Nor can they conceive that God's kingdom is purely heavenly, meaning spiritual, as God Himself is—the opposite of the natural and the animal.
The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you.
The lie that God wants as many people possible in His kingdom is pervasive among all the groups. They think they can decide who will redeemed by their earthly mechanisms, or that the humans themselves can somehow initiate being chosen by God. In that way they've just bought in to the humanistic philosophy of the surrounding culture, and are 'blown to and fro' according to whatever acceptable notion prevails (that God must be democratic and fair—He must love every last one of the humans). They assume that God made their institution, however its foundational beliefs change according to whatever is the philosophy of the culture of humans they're in. In that sense they say that God doesn't have a will, but follows the culture of the ruling humans and adapts His way and requirements after what the humans want. The fact that they sing antiquated hymns and have a memorial service unchanged since the 1800s doesn't cover that up. They're all human animals, ruled by the nature that rules the culture of humans and keeps them all away from the Father.
Any or all of this isn't to establish some comparative righteousness based on what's wrong. That's what the animal nature dictates, the driving force of all of the groups. We don't have to validate ourselves in an earthly sense because the earthly doesn't matter. The entirety of this creation is temporary and exists to show the sons about the real world where their Father lives which is hidden within them, as per the Son's word. The motivation behind these writings is to show the validity, strength and vitality of the animal nature that has ruled the humans since Adam and Cain exposed in a true light, and the various ways it has been employed by God to accomplish His will on the earth amongst the humans. It is the force that effectively keeps the humans away from God. Animals are what they are (unclean and unable to be in God's presence), according to how they act as dictated by the nature that rules them, across the board with no exceptions but the Son, who was untouched by it (so becoming the spotless Lamb of God). The presence of this nature in the humans explains what happened to them and what the sons are before the Father is revealed to them, what they must be pulled out of to be made into sons of God; to come into the presence of the Father, to know Him and be known by Him.
The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God.