Quotes and Notes for the Day
THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON IN THE WORLD TODAY – I
” Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils: speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron...” 1st Timothy 4:1-2
” This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy…… having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away…… Ever learning, and never coming to the knowledge of the truth.” 2nd Timothy 3:1-7
The Bible warns that a “great delusion” will sweep the world in the “last days” which leads humanity to worship the Antichrist. It also warns that many people who call themselves Christians will succumb to the deception, and that a great apostasy will engulf the whole world prior to the return of Christ. This delusion , and the spirit of slumber, will sweep through the professing church as well as the secular society.
Babylon, an ancient nation, was the scene of pagan worship from its inception. This nation has been indulging in sorcery, from its origin and the same spirit of Babylon is in operation till this day in numerous forms of occultism throughout the world including Christendom!! We first learn about this ancient kingdom in Genesis 11:2, from the tower of Babel. Following the great war in heaven where Satan and his demons tried to overthrow the kingdom of God; and were cast down to hell; this demonic effort continued as godless people down through history wanted to make a great city and great name for themselves.
It is important to note here that behind Babylon was the demonic spirit of Babylon. Babylon today as of the ancient one, represents a backslidden, and wicked society; the den of all iniquity! It is very enticing , appealing to the flesh! This spirit is behind confusion, strong delusion, insanity and the lack of peace in today’s culture. This spirit of Babylon is at work in every nation and generation. This same spirit is sweeping the world today like a plague, and it has extra ordinary capacity to lure itself into Christendom!
The Bible describes this spirit in our days as the Laodicean spirit of the church of the Laodiceans in Revelation 3:14-16 which reads, ” And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful witness, the beginning of the creation of God: 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 spew thee out of my mouth.“
To be continued………………
From The Staff of the Peoples Gospel Hour!!
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.