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Babylon the great, the mother of all harlots.
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Doctrine of the Pivot; Part 26. Babylon the great, the mother of all harlots.
Point 5. America and Biblical Prophecy and the Role of the Pivot in the Last Days.
IDENTITY 5 = Rev 17:5 and upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Eze 8, if you recall the secret rooms in the Temple which are called “the chambers of imagery or images.”
We can learn a lot from this passage because one of the signs of an apostate religion, especially in the cults, are the secret things that go on within the organization that’s being mentioned.
It is called a mystery because it is a counterfeit church based upon lies not the true mysteries of the faith which is different.
Eph 1:9 “God has made known to us the mystery of His will,”
The RCC and the papacy did what all cults do, they keep the mysteries hidden from the majority.
In Eze 8, you recall the secret rooms in the Temple which we call “the chambers of imagery or images.”
It can happen to a pseudo Christian organization, it happens in cults, like the Mormons, the free-masonries, and it can even happen to a believer on a personal basis.
Prov 24:3-4, By wisdom [metabolized doctrine] a house [or an edification complex or soul structure] is built, And by understanding [doctrinal insight] it is established [one prepares himself]; And by knowledge, the rooms [of the soul] are filled with all precious and pleasant riches = [means something of value and something stimulating]. A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power. The Hebrew word for man is geber which means a soldier, a warrior, a valiant person in the spiritual realm.
Prov 24:5-6, A wise soldier is strong [which means he lives in the power of bible doctrine], And a man of knowledge [doctrinal insight] increases power [the power to resist the kingdom of darkness and hold your ground]. For by wise guidance [guidance from bible doctrine] you will wage war [know when to be on the offensive and know when to be on the defensive], And in abundance of counselors [counsels from bible doctrine] there is victory.
Eph 4:27 “Stop giving the devil an opportunity or a room.” I’m talking about certain problems that exist that in many cases, they are not even aware of the fact that a problem does exist.
The NKJ version says in Psa 19:12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.
There is a secret room in every heart where the soul stores up its skeletons, and in many cases, refuses to even admit that there’s a problem.
There is something in every soul that is never told to others but at certain times is brought to the surface by God.
These things are totally different and contrary to the character of the individual and therefore are suppressed and hidden in the secret chamber of men’s hearts.
These things either give an individual a low self-image or produce arrogance because of self-justification.
They hinder and sometimes even destroy a believer’s confidence with their relationship with God.
1Co 4:4 “I’m not conscious of anything that I’m doing which is wrong but that doesn’t acquit me or vindicate me, the one who examines me is the Lord.”
Many believers have skeletons in their closet or what is known as a secret room which is very confidential, private, and undisclosed.
Eze 8 gives us a picture of these rooms in the temple in the Old Testament, and believe it or not these same principles took place and have been taken place in the RCC, also identified as the great harlot, for years.
1Co 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
The appearance of fire represents the vengeance of God against the wickedness which was going on in the Temple.
The appearance of brightness reveals His majesty as in 1Ti 6:16 who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light;
The idol or the image of jealousy was probably Baal or Asherah, whose image had already been placed in the temple by Manasseh in 2Ki 21:7.
1. The worship of a physical object or objects as God.
2. Inordinate attachment or extreme devotion to something.
An idol is actually defined as an object of extreme devotion, hence, it could be almost anything in a person’s life.
Jealousy is used as an anthropopathism which explains divine policy in terms of man’s frame of reference.
The Shekinah glory was still in the Temple even though there was an idol which was being worshipped secretly by the elders in the Temple.
Even though a believer might have a secret room in the soul which he has given over to the Satan and the kingdom of darkness through self-centeredness, the TLJC still doesn’t leave the believer’s body.
Actually what we have in this passage is the fact that the Jewish king and the Jewish elders would allow their friends and the people to go into every part of the Temple except one.
Just like a lot of believers can look like they have everything together as the temple of God and yet there may be areas in their life that need to be dealt with… however, only by them.
Matt 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.
John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance”
First of all, remember once again, that you are the temple of God,
1Co 3:16; 1Co 6:19.
The idol may be wealth, pleasure, sex, a desire for power, prestige, a relationship, family, it could be almost anything; “in the room of his carved images?” is translated in the K.J.s “in the chambers of his imagery” which is a little more applicable in our day and age.
Many believers have a room or rooms in their soul where in their imagination, they have developed certain idols in life.
There are rooms in the souls of multitudes of Christians where there are all kinds of idols, errors, secret faults, fears, insecurities and doubts.
Just like this room in the temple was sealed off, many believers seal off their own room as well.
Sometimes this room is filled with the idol of fear, worry, anxiety.
Sometimes with the idol of lust or love for money.
Sometimes it’s a room of insecurity, instability and doubt.
Sometimes it’s a room where personal weaknesses are allowed to continue because the individual does not know how to overcome them…or in some cases, doesn’t want to.
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
The overcomers will have special privileges related to the tree of life, the gazebo of the garden, called the paradise of God.
In Rev 2:11, those who are winners receive their new name or new title shall not be hurt by the Second death which means that they will not see anyone they love cast into the lake of fire.
There seems to be a mystery concerning the mature believer and blessing by association because Rev 20:14 says And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
In Rev 2:17, the overcomers are given a new order of knighthood and eternal order of chivalry which will be added to the believer’s name in the Lamb’s Book of Life forever.
In Rev 2:26, overcomers who receive a new name are given power and authority to rule nations.
The overcomer will be a king over a Gentile city, state, or even nation and will rule during the Millennium.
In Rev 3:5, the overcomers who have their name changed will be clothed with the uniform of glory and presented as winners in the Supreme Court of Heaven.
In Rev 3:12, winners have their names in time as well as their new names in eternity written in the historical record section of heaven.
They also have a “new name” written upon them as they follow their fearless leader back to earth, Rev 19:11-16.
In Rev 3:21, winners who receive their new name will sit on the throne with TLJC.
Many believers have a very difficult time receiving correction even when you’re not giving it.
However, the Lord knows that it exists and He is interested in giving the believer freedom from the bondage and slavery that develops in this room.
Eze 8, there was no door to go in or out, actually all there was, was a secret panel and that’s why he had to dig through the wall.
Even by testing the structure of the wood, you couldn’t tell that there was this secret room behind the wall in the temple.
Jer 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
Rom 7:15 For that which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.
It is a room untouchable by man but touchable by God!
It is a room that many believers end up handing over to Satan because of the fear of being rejected and the resultant guilt that follows because this room exists.
Of all the rooms in the temple, this one room had the potential to have more light from the outside than any other.
On the top of each room in the temple, on one wall, each room had light trays which could slide over to let in the light.
This particular room had four walls where light could be let in, if they desired to, but they did not!
The following link is to a good news message describing how one can receive eternal life:
Ticket to Heaven, it was written for anyone not absolutely certain about their eternal future.