The Laodicean Church: Left Behind
The Laodicean Church is in full revelation and maybe near the end of this prophetic picture.
I am overwhelmed at what I see as I watch the church world. First let’s look at the Biblical picture. It is scary to me to consider the multitude of church people who are going to be spewed out into the Great Tribulation. This crowd has no idea how unprepared they are for the Lord to come. Going in the Rapture demands total surrender to every Truth is the Holy Bible. The Bible has made that very plain.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” (Revelation 3:15-17) It is clear that this is the most descriptive picture of our church world that is possible to paint with words.
Here is a list of the descriptions of this Laodicean Church. These plain characteristics are very visible in our church world. Study these with a desire to save yourself and those you love. :
1. The commandments of God are being ignored and attacked as legalism.
2. The keeping of the “Lord’s Day” has been totally lost.
3. Salvation from sin has been replaced with cheap grace.
4. The beautiful culture of womanhood has been shamed and attacked until the feminine impact on society is lost.
5. The Bible has been transliterated until most people do not know what is truth.
6. Spirits of fear, disease, unbelief, anger, and every human weakness fills the church until the Holy Spirit is profaned.
The gender neutral NIV Bible is an abomination against God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son. The elevation of women to the position of defining theological matters is equally an abomination. God’s perfect Bible says clearly, “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” (I Tim. 2:12) My respect for the female gender is so strong that I say a woman must come down off her pedestal to be equal with men. But, her position is totally unique and different. Nothing akin to the present feminization of the Church has occurred in two-thousand years of Church History.
Christ’s warning to His Church was strong and unquestionable in Revelation’s seven-fold message. He warned us, “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” (Rev 2:20-22) This is an End Time warning because the consequences of this folly is that those who fall sway will be cast into the Great Tribulation.
Nothing happening in the present day church is more diabolical and evident of the developing Antichrist kingdom than the feminization of the church. Two thousand years of church history have never witnessed anything of this magnitude. The only possible past comparison comes from the introduction of the Mother goddess “Madonna” to the church many centuries ago. It is now perfectly clear that this was a compromise between the church and the pagan culture directly influenced by the Babylonian cult of Nimrod (Read Genesis 10.) and his mother Semiramis. I have personal pictures of Mother-child figurines dating back to approximately 3,000 B.C. that I took in the museum in Baghdad, Iraq. These had been located in the ruins of Southern Mesopotamia (Sumer or Shinar) where Babylon and the earliest city-states were developed.
Radical feminism is intimately tied to the different streams of the rising Antichrist spirit. Satan and his diabolical agents or evil spirits are affecting every expression of our present world. All that is happening is in preparation for the final onslaught of Lucifer and his hordes. Homosexual proliferation, a one world government, the rebuilding of ancient Babylon, the ecumenical movement, and radical feminism are probably five of the most graphic illustrations of Revelation 17 that are visible to the true child of God.
To more clearly identify the rising Antichrist spirit, it is important to understand the distinction between Revelation chapter 17 and chapter 18. One is Mystery Babylon, while the second one is Political Babylon. The first is seen as a mystery (to be disclosed at the proper time which I believe has now arrived), while the latter is literal and has been evident ever since the Holy Spirit inspired these words. The city of Babylon has never ceased to exist. Although its name was changed on two occasions (Two Mosques and Hillah), it has never been totally unpopulated. Hillah presently has over 250,000 citizens and was built almost completely by brick from parts of the old city. Peter wrote his first letter from Babylon and sent greetings from the church located in this ancient wicked city. “The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you” (I Peter 5:13). One of the most popular Jewish documents, called the “Babylonian Talmud,” was written in Babylon in the sixth century after Christ.
Most important to this article is Revelation chapter 17 or “Mystery Babylon.” There is little debate among Bible scholars but that this represents apostate religion. Babylon, built by Nimrod, grandson of Noah, was the location where the ultimate false religion found its foundation. The tower of Babel was built to express this new and foreign approach to a Divine power. It is believed that the city’s legendary god, Marduk, was named after its founder, Nimrod. Also, there is a strong connection between Gilgamesh of the Babylonian Epic of Creation, the Epic of the Flood, and Nimrod. They were most likely the same individual.
The two streams of feminine strength and character flow directly from Semiramis, the mother of Nimrod, and Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Semiramis popularized everything that is vile to womanhood – rebellion, loudness, and dominance. Her attire was of gaudy gold, silver, and jewels, along with a painted face. She could not be better represented than as the harlot woman of Revelation 17. “…Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication” (Revelation 17:1b-4). This woman is the final expression of sin and paganism prior to the judgment of God.
Sarah, the wife of Abraham epitomized the Biblical example of a Godly lady. She was happy to fulfill her lofty role as helpmeet to the “Father of Faith.” She called him “Lord” and believed with him for the son of promise. Apostle Peter clearly identifies her as the example of New Testament woman. “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement” (I Peter 3:3-6).
Every expression of modern, secular, radical feminism is a departure from the infallible Word of God and is only a few steps ahead of religious feminism. Here are four expressions of the modern feminist:
“The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist.” (National NOW Times, Jan. 1988.)
“Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.” (Radical feminist leader, Shelia Cronan.)
“Overthrowing capitalism is too small for us. We must overthrow the whole patriarch (system)!” (Gloria Steinem, radical feminist leader, Editor of MS Magazine.)
“Marriage has existed for the benefit of men; and has been a legally sanctioned method of control over women … We must work to destroy it. The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men … All of history must be re-written in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft.” (The Declaration of Feminism, Nov. 1971.)
In a new book entitled, What Will Happen To God, William Oddie examines, “Feminism and the Reconstruction of Christian Belief.” The following statement fully expresses what he sees as the goal of so-called Christian feminists. “It is clear that for the Christian women’s movement it is secular feminism which provides the initial impetus and, to some extent, the ideological nurture for its own revolutionary objective: the substantial reconstruction of the Christian religion itself.” He continues, “the year after Kate Millet’s Sexual Politics (1970) ‘rocketed her,’ in Mary Daly’s words, ‘into the role of American counterpart to Simone de Beauvoir,’ Daly was writing (in an essay significantly entitled ‘After the Death of God and the Father’) that, ‘As the woman’s revolution begins to have its effect upon the fabric of society, transforming it from patriarchy into something that never existed before – into a diarchal situation that is radically new – it will, I believe, become the greatest potential challenge to Christianity to rid itself of its oppressive tendencies or go out of business. Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands of years will be questioned as never before.’” (Elisabeth Fiorenza, “In Memory of Her,” London 1983, p.61.)
Their entrance point may be the full rights of women in business, pastoral call, and administrative functions, but their ultimate goal is to replace God the Father with God the Mother.
The Presbyterian U.S.A. Church just voted to remove language barriers to allow them to address God either as a Father or a Mother. A recent Catholic priest, speaking to a Charismatic ladies group, spoke of God as possessing both a feminine and masculine nature. His twisted theology brought God down to the level of the Chinese pagan religion Tai Chi, in which the yin and yang express the two natures (male and female) of all ultimate reality. We have hardly seen the beginning of this mindless perversion.
The gold, silver, and jewels worn by vain women is no longer innocent worldliness. As is all compromise with the world, the wearing of jewelry seems so insignificant at the start. However, Satan always tricks and snares Godly individuals by slow intoxication. His approach is deadly and the churches of America are prime examples. Although we have accomplished much for God in America’s 200 year history, our greatest missions and endeavors can be credited only to our past surrender to Godly living. Today, we are hardly a song compared to our past as the world has moved in and the power has moved out. And although it goes much deeper than our externals, we must recognize that our external appearance reflects our internal character.
In the last two weeks I have seen examples of paganistic jewelry. One lady came for counseling wearing large yin and yang earrings. Then, a lady came to purchase materials from our bookstore wearing moon and star combination earrings. None of the three ladies professed knowledge of these pagan artifacts. The yin and yang is the symbol of tai chi Chinese paganism. The moon and star is representative of Diana. (Scriptures call her Diana of the Ephesians.) Each of these symbols carries the spirit of the demons that they represent. It is impossible to wear such icons and not be affected. Ignorance is absolutely no excuse. A Godly saint would immediately be troubled in spirit by such an attachment to demons.
The ultimate purpose of Mystery Babylon is the impact the feminists are making in our churches. The feminist and diabolical spirit has invaded every major Christian movement. Their goal is to place women right beside man in administration, decisions of doctrine and practice, and pastoral responsibilities. They would prefer that the church ceases to exist than to fail their goal, and in fact the church will cease to be a part of Christ’s body if they succeed. His church will either conduct His affairs by His divine mandate or He will have no part. The Holy Scripture leaves no room for compromise on the roles of men and women in the church or the home. God is the head of Christ, Christ is the head of man, and man is the head of the woman. (I Corinthians 11:3)
Charles Colson recently commented on the matter of sexism terminology in the Evangelical world. The pressure is apparently on by key feminists (some being men) to demand allegiance to their radical ideas. Colson said, “I suspect that for some the primary concern is another agenda altogether. For them, nonsexist language is an ideological test to distinguish the ‘sensitive’ sheep from the ‘reactionary’ goats. The linguistic case matters little: the real object is to determine who will salute when the radical feminist flag is raised.” He continued with the following, “First, it would threaten the division of roles essential to Christian conceptions of the family and the church. For believers there is no moral or spiritual superiority of one sex above another. But there is a biblical division of responsibilities in both the family and the church. To question these is not a revolt against unwarranted prejudice but a revolt against the order of the universe itself. Second, blurring gender distinctions would not only disrupt order in church and family, but could eventually blur our understanding of who God is.” (Christianity Today, page 80.)
When a woman rebels against God and His designated role for her, she always misses His will. Not only does she miss His will, she causes indescribable damage. Eve was first deceived in the garden because she took a matter into her own hands. If she had submitted to the headship of man, she would not have been close to the forbidden fruit, much less defeated by Satan regarding its meats. Because Adam was weak and effeminate toward Eve’s sin against God and her dominance of Adam, he became the guilty transmitter of sin to all humankind. What devastation was wrought because of the first feminist action!
Jezebel wrought the same havoc among the ten Northern tribes of Israel when Ahab made her his Queen. She introduced the Babylonian goddesses and the wicked Jezebel lifestyle into the chosen family and Israel has yet to recover. Israel’s true nationality and her proper promised land have never been completely reclaimed although the Messiah will restore them shortly. Revelation chapter 2 tells of her spirit at work in the church doing the same filthy damage.
It is fitting that a Harlot woman will symbolize the last rampage of confused religionists. Not only will the symbol be a woman, loud and dominating women will help lead the charge. It is happening at this moment. Many of the leading pastors and ministers of our day are married to Jezebel-appearing and Jezebel-acting women. In fact, most young ministers trained in our institutions aren’t looking for a Godly wife; they are looking for a “tippy” doll. Such women have immeasurable power over their husbands. They control their husbands as the Spirit of Babylon controls them. How could such men dare preach a Biblical standard of Godliness? (If a pastor or wife reads this message that is guilty of this, please don’t get angry but fall on your knees in repentance and help turn the church back to God and the Holy Bible.)
This Harlot church is gathering worldwide power. She hates true holiness and fundamental Christians and will stop at nothing to wipe out their testimony. Any denominational leader, publisher, writer, or pastor who falls prey to her influence will slide right into the mindset that exalts this feminist spirit. While there are many other characteristics of this harlot church, feminism and an effeminate nature are her true personalities. Homosexual men and lesbian women will find a growing acceptance in the multi-faceted religious institution. The music will be both loud and “silly-sweet.” Its theme will be love, but it will be a kind of love that makes the harlot woman “giddy.” A true child of God will be repulsed.
She’s coming like a storm and riding the crest of worldly acceptance and support. Her riches will buy much favor and she will boast of her great accomplishments. The poor and persecuted remnant will wonder with amazement. Many who have weathered the storms of past trials will buy her lie and sell their birthright for a mess of pottage. However, the Holy Bride of Christ will settle for a tent while they await the city with foundation whose builder and maker is God.
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