And Aaron said to them, “Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” … And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!” Exodus 32:2-3 KJV.
Do you have a visual of HaShem’s holy people? He just led them through the Red Sea and caused many miracles to take place including placing horrific plagues on their enemies.
Now they are having sex in the open, bowing down to an idol, drinking and carrying on. Got a visual? Yeah, I know its bad English but it helps set the tone for their ignorance. What about Aaron? If he would have been a better leader, he might have said, “NO!” This is not the god that led you out of Egypt! Back up, he should have said, “I will not make you an idol. I will not be a man pleaser and I will not lead by popular demand.”
Now get a visual of a church system man has created called Babylon. It basically works the same way. The people give the pastors and the system their gold and their money and the Aarons of today, please the people with itching ears and watered down messages. “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 reject the truth and chase after myths” 2nd Timothy 4:3-4 NIV.
I see many coming out of the false system of Babylon. This system resides in nations, and leaders and yes, even church systems, but one day in the near future, HaShem is going to destroy it.
“Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer. “And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer; and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery. “And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth.” Revelations 18:20-24 NASB.
“ ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’
She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal. For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.” Revelation 18:2-3 NIV.
Why would God use the word “hateful” and “Caged birds” to describe this habitation? Birds can be horrific, flesh picking, pecking, detestable creatures. The SAINTS have been caged in pews and crippled. Instead of being equipped, they hear prosperity teachings. They have allowed a system to come in and rule them, taking with it, their power. They have removed the office of the prophet and the Elder. They have removed all the Jewishness of our faith and added the Pagan rituals and holidays and yes, they even eat all the unclean animals HaShem told us were not food but garbage collectors. He never changed the design of these animals, they still clean up the waste on land and at sea. Yes, all things He created are good and good for food that He said was food, but swine is not food. You can eat a castor bean and die from just one. It’s still good to ease the stomach after the poison is removed. Hopefully, you see my point.
“They say to the seers, “See no more visions!” and to the prophets, “Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. Isaiah 30:10 NIV.
This system has gradually come in until it’s a reflection of Hollywood.
The Apostle Paul wrote in his day that there was a secret power of lawlessness.
This nasty spirit is almost full. Watch the news as people walk up to police sitting in their patrol cars and just shoot them. Lawlessness– Torahlessness. If you love me keep my Commandments said Yeshua.
It reminds me of when Adonai told Abraham this, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years. “But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward, they will come out with many possessions. “As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age. “Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete. “Genesis 15:13-16 NASB. The food industry and the entertainment industry has almost reached its full measure. The Babylonian church system has almost reached its full measure. AMERICA has almost reached her full measure.
My husband was watching a movie channel at 7:30 pm and when his movie went off that was rated P.G, a new movie came on that was porn. It was labeled a regular movie and it was not being aired on a porn channel but a regular television show. The movie started out with a very up close and vivid orgy in session. He quickly changed the channel, but my thoughts are we have let so much INIQUITY creep in that we are full blown Babylon.
America has much worldwide religious influence – sending out missionaries, “apostles,” and “prophets” all over the world. No other nation is as generous or tolerant of all forms of religion. Just like Babylon, American religion is very money-oriented, sensual, and self-indulgent – the churches are centers for social interaction, mega-cathedrals, with entertainment, rather than, self-sacrificial service to others. Man gets the glory in these types of establishments, not HIM.
Religion would say “You can’t call a filthy tax collector to be your disciple! “As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him.” Matthew 9:9 NLT. Religion would say, “We forbid a sinner come to dinner at our house.” “While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors AND SINNERS came and ate with him and his disciples.” Matthew 9:10 NIV. Surely, none of them were gay, or drug addicts (sarcasm). No, they probably only had a little pride or self-righteousness.
A religious Babylonian mindset. A Roman way and a Hebrew way. The people think wearing the best robe, sitting in the best seats, using titles like Pastor, Priest, father, and prophet is important. They count things like money, people, and buildings. They tell people that Jesus-Yeshua wants them to be happy. The mighty prophet Jeremiah was so happy he wrote a book called Lamentations (weeping). Jesus says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 NIV. The church says God wants you to be blessed, full of joy, and without sorrow or grief. The Bible says, “Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.” Ecclesiastes 1:18 NASB.
I heard one preacher say, “do you know what blessed means?” Do you think it means, big house, fine car, and a doctorate in education or theology? Jesus-Yeshua said, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12 NIV.
Come out of this system. The main thing that makes it hard to leave is when there is too much Babylon in us, and we are blinded by our pride and our fleshly kingdoms. It’s easy to get out of Egypt but getting Egypt out of us is difficult.
Photography by Ândrēw Yīsrâ’Ęl