UNVEILING THE HARLOT

S M O K E S C R E E N I N G

We of the latter part of the 20th century are facing a different image of Mystery Babylon than the image that was projected during any of the seven great kingdoms: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, Pagan Rome, and Papal Rome. We are facing the Beast-Harlot's best ....the EIGHTH MANIFESTATION, "which is of the seven." (Rev.17:11) Her greatest and last deception just before she "goeth into perdition."

Deception and craftiness is one area where Satan has no human equal. He is the source of all deceit. In keeping with his known methods, Satan has erected SMOKESCREENS at this endtime to keep God's ministers preoccupied with secondary issues rather than what is primary.

Thus saith the Lord : The preachers today are out hunting the Beast, they are trying to find him, while all the time they are looking here and there, the Beast-Harlot has come to their very House, ....to the Church, ....to the Community of Believers!

So many ministers do not understand that they should be looking for the Man-of-Sin, the Son of Perdition, the Spirit of Anti-Christ with-in their own fellowship. NOW, it is just as it was with Judas, who set the pattern for the Anti-Christ spirit -- He was right among the apostles -- ministering with them and fellow-shipping with them. This unfaithful spirit is working today among the church --not the world. Don't look in the world -- look among the church. Don't only look among the Catholics -- look among the Protestants, the Charismatics, and the Pentecostals. The Son of Perdition is here now -- a partaker of the ministry! (This is not a call for a witch hunt. But if you are blind, then you will lead the blind and both of you shall fall in the ditch.) The snare is laid. But can you see it?

The Mystery of Iniquity has raised smokescreens and diverted the attentions of much of the ministry to issues which keep them from ever truly focusing upon the fullness of the truth of the Great Whore Spirit in this generation. Periodic up-dates are the norm for systems which are constantly developing and maturing. Reading statements and testimonies about the Beast and Great Whore by the leaders of the Reformation are enlightening, but they are all observations, ....after-the-fact!

Martin Luther spoke from hindsight when he made this statement in the 16th century, "I rejoice in having to bear such ills for the best of causes. Already I feel greater liberty in my heart; for at last I know that the pope is anti-christ, and that his throne is that of Satan himself." The time, times and a half-time or 1260 years (Dan. 7:25) of the "wearing out the saints" phase was close to its end. Its course was almost run.

Hislop's, Two Babylons, we must remember is a great work of research. But it was, as all research, ....an exercise in HIND-SIGHT. It no doubt was inspired of God to provide us with historical information few of us would have ever found on our own. But we, upon whom the ends of the age are come, do not have the luxury of time to wait for the accuracy of 20-20 hindsight. We must see clearly as we encounter each new facet of the endtime. Or else we will fall into deception which will mean becoming partaker of the sins and plagues which are falling upon Mystery Babylon at the endtime. (Rev.18:4)

We must up-date our revelation to include more than Satan's yesterday's strategy. The Protestant Reformation created a whole different image of Christianity. No longer was it a "universal - Catholic" church which took all the lime-light. The Mother Church had to share the stage with all the different Protestant denominations which proceeded from her. Each developed into large religious bodies of their own with members on every continent.

And then, at the turn of this century, God unveiled another phase of his purposes when He began to "pour out of his Spirit" another Pentecostal out-pouring as in the book of Acts. Thus beginning the fulfillment of James' early and latter rain harvests of the earth. (James 5:7) This move shook the church world of Catholics and Protestants as these Holy Ghost filled believers made a place for themselves upon the Christian stage. Now all three stand in the lime-light of attention in Christianity: the Catholics, the Protestants, and the Pentecostals.

If Martin Luther were here now at the close of the 20th century, where would he say the "seat of Satan" is NOW? Would he still point to the Pope and Catholicism? No. He would now perceive that the Mystery of Iniquity did not crawl off into a corner and die with the Reformation. She moved on into the Protestants and later into the Pentecostals. The revelation was simpler in Luther's day. Everyone pointed at the Catholic church system. But, with the addition of the Protestant denominations (Episcopalians, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, etc.) and the Pentecostal denominations (Church of God, Assembly of God, United Pentecostal, & etc) and the present Charismatic element; .....the picture has become diluted, the mix has changed in many ways. But, the Devil is still the most subtle beast of the field and is now smokescreening his moves. You must open the lense and your field of vision. There is now more in the picture. Thus, Satan is using all types of distractions to keep ministers from comprehending what he is really doing.

Since the Reformation, adjustments have been made in the christian community -- thus, Satan made some adjustments in his Mystery of Iniquity Harlot system, too. Therefore, two, three, and four hundred year old historical quotes of religious leaders, (not Biblical quotes), are at best unable to give the whole picture for the endtime. The Holy Spirit of God wants us to look through the murky cloud upon today's horizon and focus upon the evil behind all the Smokescreens.

BABYLON IS NOT

Mystery Babylon is NONE of the following: Roman Catholicism, the United States of America, Islam, Communism, Satanic worship, occult, witchcraft, New Age, the Illuminati, the Masons, the Tri-lateral Commission, European Common Market, Opec-Muslim oil cartel, Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers, the Rothschilds, Humanism, Homosexuality, Abortion, Central World Bank, One World Order, New York, Los Angeles, London, ....and neither Iraq. All of these manifest evil from Satan's designs and plots to take over the planet, BUT none of these are Mystery Babylon nor the Mystery of Iniquity.

Mystery Babylon is none of these exclusively. Each manifests a portion of the Harlot-Beast's evil character; but, none are Mystery Babylon's Beast image today! Yes, they all represent and reveal evil on a multitude of battle-fronts. The war is greater than any specific one by itself. Truly Satan has come with "all power" in all of these mentioned perversions to attack the Bride of Jesus Christ from numerous directions; .....but, ALL OF THESE ARE SMOKESCREENS.

BABYLON IS

It is truly a mystery that multitudes today can not see Mystery Babylon APART FROM Roman Catholicism. Many Protestants and Pentecostals have removed from their worship much of the Pagan Rome worship practices which crept into the Christian community through the Catholic church; such as Mary worship, prayers for and to the dead, purgatory, worship of images and relics, a celibate clergy, and etc. Consequently, they feel they are free of Romanism and the Great Whore Spirit. Truly, whenever a person rejects any area of Romanish NON-BIBLICAL worship practice, he sanctifies himself more closely to God because he is refusing to "eat things sacrificed unto idols". (Rev.2:20) This purifying is accomplished only by the "washing of the water by the Word", (Eph.5:26) not by man's word nor by theologian's word, but by Only the Word of God, ...as found in THE BIBLE.

The Protestants and even the Pentecostals have failed to rid themselves completely of the Babylonian Spirit and, just as many previous believers; have BIRTHED: ....wide-spread religious confusion (a life-saver christianity), ....elaborate church buildings (emphasis on the physical), ....a clergy who are lords over God's heritage, ....the spirit of Nicolaitanism (a conquering and suppressing of the laity), ....denominationalism (people belonging to a click more than to Jesus Christ), ....the doctrine of Balaam (a gospel of and for financial gain), ....organizationalism (God needs man to structure his church, which implies that God will fail without us handling matters for him), ....church creeds with more authority than the Bible (tradition and what men say matters more than God's word), ....receiving the Holy Ghost upon confession (new birth without the experience of Pentecost), ....water baptism as church membership (rather than for remission and washing away of sins), .... and on it goes. The Harlot Daughter systems have done well in terms of following in the Mother Harlot's Spirit. And the Pentecostals and Charismatics, by and large, have followed suit. Just as Israel wanted a king, so they want a visible structure like the heathen nations around them. (1 Sam.8:5)

A HARLOT IN THE HEART

Where is Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots today? Simply where she has always been. The Mystery is that she exists in the Spirit of Religious Confusion within the religious institutions, doctrines, practices, dogmas, and creeds of religious men and women as they go about their daily lives attempting to worship Almighty God. It matters not which religious garment this Babel spirit of confusion wears; whether pagan, humanistic, Judaic, or Christian. On the surface, false religions and apostate christianity may appear different and diverse; but, ...beneath lies that same old Mystery of Iniquity Spirit which transferred itself from Pagan Rome into Roman Catholicism. If they can not worship God according to his revealed word through Jesus Christ and his "present truth" (2 Peter1:12) or "meat in due season" (Matt.24:45) for this age, ....then they are worshipping under the influence of the Mystery Whore's fornicating spirit.

Worshiping Jehovah God by doctrines and practices that are foreign to the foundations laid by Jesus Christ and Heavenly Jerusalem's 12 apostles of the Lamb places believers and non-believers in a state of unfaithfulness, or spiritual fornication and adultery toward the God of creation. They won't be true to the WORDS of their GOD! They are just like many Old Covenant Jews who exalted their traditions and creeds ABOVE GOD'S WORD, ....thereby making the "Word of God of None Effect". (Mrk.7:13) They are always deviating in some respect from the preached word of the New Testament church written in the Bible. They won't be bone of his bone or one with HIS WORD; always holding out for the WORDS of their preacher or church system above the WORD OF GOD. (It is not our place to judge our brother's and sister's eternal destiny with God, but it is our responsibility to share the revelation which the Spirit of God has given.) Thus, the Mother Harlot is alive and well. The Wound has Healed! The same nature and character Satan injected into Catholicism was transmitted into the hearts of Protestant, Pentecostal and Charismatic believers. Those same traits are manifested from those who can not exclusively attach themselves to God's Word.

CAN YOU SEE HER ?

She has found an especially fertile ground within the United States and it's religious denominations, institutions and creeds: Catholic, Protestant, Charismatic-Pentecostal, luke-warm Pentecostals, and etc. The Harlot spirit is upon all religious people who say they love the Lord Jesus Christ, but are entrapped and ensnared by Mystery Babylon Religion. They either can not OR, will not come to the same gospel and "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 3) of the New Testament.

We do not insinuate that these people do not love Jesus. They do! However, they are just like a woman who loves her husband; but, if another man makes advances upon her she will climb in bed with him, too. She just can't seem to be 100% of the time faithful and true to her husband. And so is it with this Harlot daughter spirit; it just can't be TRUE to the HUSBAND ALONE, to JESUS CHRIST, the WORD OF GOD. SHE KEEPS HAVING RELATIONS WITH OTHER "WORDS" which are not GOD'S WORDS. She keeps deviating from the WORD of GOD, ...fornicating a little here and a little there. If they could only imitate their 1st century brethern who "continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine". (Acts 2:42) We are speaking of the 12 New Testament apostles, not those who came years later and called themselves apostles.

Therefore, it becomes more clear why God has spoken, "Come Out of THAT Spirit....COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!" (Rev.18:4)

T W O C I T I E S T W O W O M E N

Now let's compare and contrast the TWO WOMEN, the TWO CITIES which the book of Revelation sketches. One is a whore (Rev.17-18), while the other is a Bride. (Rev.21:9-27)

Neither city, Mystery Babylon nor Heavenly Jerusalem politically existed as literal cities in the past nor in the present. (Take note that Babylon and Jerusalem were both literal cities at one time, but neither is Mystery Babylon nor Heavenly Jerusalem.) Both are spiritual habitations and are called by the names of historical earth cities, which once did literally exist, so that we might understand somewhat of their nature. (Iraq is not Mystery Babylon any more than present Jerusalem, Israel, is Holy unto the Lord!)

THE CITY OF JERUSALEM

Holy Jerusalem (not in Palestine), is the Bride, the Lamb's wife and is a spiritual city from "above" and "is the mother of us all." (Gal. 4:26) She has streets of gold, gates of pearl and foundations of precious stones which contain the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb. This wife is adorned with glory, as a bride for her husband, as she descends from heavenly places in God. (Rev.21:2,9,10-21)

The adorning of Holy Jerusalem, the Bride, includes a great, high wall which encloses Her. Each of the four walls that surround her, have three definite entrances, which gives Her 12 Gates. Besides walls and gates the Bride has measurable qualities; such as 12,000 furlongs and four-square. (Babylon has nothing measurable about her; no walls, no gates, no boundaries, no limits, wide open to any creature who wishes to pass through.)

This holy bride represents those who have been espoused unto Christ (2Cor.11:2), who have made themselves ready to be clothed with the fine linen of the righteousness of saints (Rev.19:7-8) and who have built upon the foundation of the 12 apostles of the Lamb (Rev.21:14). Being espoused to Jesus Christ, ...whose "name is called THE WORD OF GOD" (Rev.19:13), ...which means that the church or bride of Christ is married unto the WORD OF GOD.

Being married to Jesus, the Word of God, is to be "members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones." (Eph.5:30) "He that is joined unto the Lord is ONE Spirit" with him. (1Cor.6:17) Since Christ is the Word he will not join himself or become one with anything which is not The Word. Consider this illustration. The Word of God will not marry a Comic Book, an Encyclopedia, a Dictionary, nor even a Denominational Articles of Faith Handbook -- even though all are filled with words. He will only become joined to that which is like or one with him, ...the Word of God. Thus those believers who become truly married to Jesus Christ in faithfulness and chastity are MARRIED UNTO THE WORD OF GOD. The Bride, Heavenly Jerusalem, clothes herself with His Word. She is pure and will not accept any man's or churches' word ABOVE HER HUSBAND'S WORD....the Bible. The Bride of Christ will not accept the Word of Another AS THE BRIDE OF ADAM DID, when "the serpent beguiled (wholly seduced) Eve through his subtlety (shrewdness)". (2Cor.11:3)

She is a WORD BRIDE! She adorns herself in the simple Word of God and will not allow Satan to corrupt her as he did Eve when he changed God's Word by simply adding one word, ..."Ye shall NOT surely die"! (Gen.3:3-4) The Bride of Christ, Heavenly Jerusalem, are the undefiled, who neither work abominations or lies (Rev.21:27), and who have a right to "the tree of Life".

THE CITY OF BABYLON

Mystery Babylon is the other city in Revelation. The Mother of all Whoredoms and Abominations and murder upon the earth. (Rev.17:5,18:24) She is drunk with the blood of saints and prophets and has intoxicated or made drunk the nations of the earth with her unfaithful, fornicating spirit. She deceived the earth with her sorceries, witchcraft, and sin of rebellion as she took on the hew and scarlet color of the Devil himself, that great 7 headed, 10 horned dragon. (Rev.17:2-4,12:3) She became Satan's expression of pride and rebellion, bewitching God's people and merchandising the souls of men away from God.

Yes, she is a royal looking lady (Rev.17:4), garnished with gold, pearls, and precious stones. She has embellishments which are similar to the other city of Revelation, Holy Jerusalem; but, this Harlot has not the glory of God, nor the adorning of a virtuous Bride. She is described as a prostitute, drunk with martyrs blood (Rev.17:6), whose fornication filth is intoxicating to the kings and nations of earth. (Rev.17:2) She is a dwelling place for devils and every foul, ugly spirit and "a cage of every unclean and hateful bird". (Rev.18:2) This is not Satanism, or Witch-craft or New Age or the Occult. This is how God describes the unfaithful christian church systems and all who are faithful to them at the time of the end! It is not a pretty picture is it.

As a Prostitute, her relationships are not bound by vows of covenant, consecration, and separation. She relates with whom she pleases, ....as it pleases and satisfies her. Any man or king can come unto her. She has no walls, ....no standards ....no boundaries.

The Harlot city lies outside the boundaries of Holy Jerusalem. This identifies all those "outside" peoples, as people who spiritually live their lives on a spiritual level as "dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolators, and lovers of lies" (Rev.22:14-15). He is speaking religiously here of "church folk" who confess one thing and live another. They said they would be faithful to Christ but their spiritual walk with God is like, ....a dog, which returns to its vomit to eat again that from which it was once delivered, ....sorcery and witchcraft, which is rebellion against God's devine plan (1 Sam. 15:23), ....a whoremonger, spiritual adulterer and fornicator without faithfulness to God (James 4:4) and, ....makers and lovers of lies, those who love lies about God and have not the love of the truth. (2 Thess.2:10)

SPIRITUAL FORNICATION

As a fornicator, Mystery Babylon represents, religiously and spiritually, those people who fail to keep their marriage vows with Jesus Christ. They are so unlike the Bride. Of course, by now you should have realized that the nature of this Mystery Babylon Religion is found within the hearts of everyday, up-standing church members, deacons, sunday school teachers, singers, missionaries, theologians, ministers, priests, preachers, and all unbelievers who reject Jesus Christ. It is not our place to judge any individual, but to reveal the spirit which is working among those people who call themselves christian.

These fornicating worshipers of the one true God can not be recognized outwardly. But, they can be recognized spiritually by the Holy Ghost. Spiritually, they are as a woman who can't keep herself from the advances of other men, these people can't keep themselves TRUE to Jesus, true to the Word of God. They honor part of God's Word. They see no harm in mixing the Words of traditions, creeds, and doctrines of men into their worship of God. They are like a woman who is sexually immoral with other men, while her husband is at work! What's the harm? Her lusts compel her. They have a mingled, mixtured spirit.

James spoke to some of these very believers in 4:4, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." To be married or espoused to Jesus, the WORD OF GOD, is to cleave to the Words of God and to shun all others.

Natural fornication and adultery speak to having physical sexual relations with someone OTHER THAN the one to whom you are married. God is the Word (John 1:1) and his people are to have an ear to hear His Words and keep his Commandments and not make the word of God of NONE EFFECT by esteeming our traditions or words, ...as the Jews did, above His Written Word. (Mrk.7:13)

Spiritual fornication is simply having a relationship with religious words, traditions, and doctrines IN THE NAME OF GOD, which did not COME FROM GOD! IT IS FORNICATION for a child of God to accept, keep, esteem, honor, and OBEY THE DOCTRINES OF MEN above the WORDS OF GOD as revealed, preached, and interpreted by the 12 apostles of the New Testament.

Spiritual fornication is to declare the salvation of Jesus Christ using a mixture of God's words with the teachings of men.

The Apostles and preachers of the Bible did not allow for many ways or other gospels which were different from theirs. The Holy Spirit instructs us through John, prior to Patmos. "We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us." (1 John 4:6) The Spirit of God also stated through Apostle Paul; ....."Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed". (Gal.1:8)

Fornication is spiritual unfaithfulness in some measure to God's Word as preached by the 12 apostles. Israel worshipped Jehovah with a fornicating spirit upon her as the people attempted to have a spiritual religious relationship with Jehovah AND with Baal. They served God a little and Baal a little. If a woman loves her husband a little and other men a little, ...she is a whore. Quibbling whether she receives financial gain from it or not is irrelevant. She does it because she likes it. If a people serve God a little according to HIS WORD and serve God a little according to MEN'S WORDS AND TRADITIONS which the apostles did not preach, they are attempting to worship Jesus from under the influence of a seducing spirit. They are not completely true to their God!

This can not be decided by the eye or the natural mind -- for only Jesus Christ knows clearly and truly how much unfaithfulness is within any believer. It is not our place to judge our brother, But, it is our place to "try the spirit" and to judge a system or organization, or denomination by the gospel message of it's ministers. The Lord Jesus is compelling us to proclaim the reality of the existence of this Mystery of Iniquity among Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostals and Charismatics. The forewarning of the existence of this present condition provides each HEARING child of God and minister with the opportunity to seek God and become sensitive to the Lord's voice concerning areas of our Christian walk which may have become influenced by this spirit.

The Harlot city is described as, ...(1) the Mother of All Abominations of the Earth (Rev.17:5), ...(2) a reigning queen over the kings of the earth (Rev.17:18), ...(3) she who intoxicated All nations with the wine of her fornications (Rev.18:3), and ...(4) she who deceived All nations with her sorceries (a spirit of rebellion is witchcraft, 1 Sam. 15:23, Rev.18:23).

This language by the Holy Spirit does not describe one church, nor ...one city, nor ...one nation, nor ...one generation, nor ...one culture upon one continent during any one period in history. It describes the immeasurable evil and religious wickedness which originated with Lucifer and was conceived within Her spiritual womb at the tower of Babel. Over time She, a spirit, manifested herself in an ever increasing degree, within each of the seven great civilizations which came upon the earth's political scene. From the days of the tower of Babel, through-out the Old and New Testamental periods unto the present time, ...this religious Harlot has increased in religious wisdom, accumulated knowledge, matured, and exerted greater power as the centuries unfolded.

It is time now to look at the Beast in OUR DAY.

We've looked at Satan's vehicles from one civilization to another as it was revealed to Daniel. The Lion (Babylon), the Bear (Media-Persia), the Leopard (Greece), and the Strong, Diverse, Dreadful and Terrible 4th Beast from Daniel 7.

We've looked at how John saw the Devil channeling his will through a seven headed - ten horned Dragon-like Beast (Rev. 13 & 17) which carried the Mother Harlot throughout her journey across the 7 great civilizations of humanity. The 1260 year reign of torture by the 7th head of the Beast, Roman Catholicism, is over. Remember that the Beast was wounded, but did not die -- its life-blood still flows. The Beast's 7 kingdoms have all had their turn upon the world scene. Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece and Rome are all gone. However, the 7th, Roman Catholicism is still around.

But, where are we now? If each of the seven heads of the beast of Rev. 13:1-8 have all flowered and faded, what are we to look for? What are we to be deceived by?

Satan's best! The Devil's most subtle creation of deception! There is one more beast! The Eighth!

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