Come Out of Her My People
Revelation 18:4 .....'And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins and that ye receive not of her plagues.'
At a time when the people of the world are looking for unity between church denominations and religions through this ecumenical / interfaith movement, God is calling His people OUT. To seek unity between the different churches and faiths of the world is a direct rejection of God's call to come out. This message is of great importance and I hope you will prayerfully study it. Now to help us understand this better, we need to find out who the "her" is in Revelation 18 that God is calling His people out of. And we find the best description of her in Revelation 17:
The great whore that sitteth upon many waters (people). (verse 1)
The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her. (verse 2)
She is arrayed in purple and scarlet and decked with gold and precious stones. (verse 4)
She is called Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots. (verse 5)
She is drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus. (verse 6)
She sits on (is supported by) a great multitude of people. (verse 15)
She reigns over the kings of the earth. (verse 18)
In the Old Testament, Babylon was a pagan nation which took God's people into captivity and defiled His Temple. They worshipped idols and their king, and trod the Word of God underfoot. But this great city was finally destroyed as the prophets had predicted; Jeremiah 51:26,39-43. And as these Bible verses explain, the literal city of Babylon would never rise again.
Now a woman in Bible prophecy represents a church, just as the woman in Revelation 12 who is clothed with the sun represents the pure, true church of God. So if literal Babylon could not rise again, then this "Babylon the Great" is symbolic and actually represents an apostate church that reigns over the world and tramples on the Word of God in the Bible and His Commandments. So what church is this whore of Babylon? It is a church that has taken on the paganism of old literal Babylon and trampled underfoot the Word and commandments of God. There is only one church that matches this description and the description given in Revelation 17, and that is the Roman Catholic Church, otherwise known as the Papal Church of Rome. The Catholic Church has the largest membership of over 1 billion people (sits on many waters). Her main colours are purple and scarlet and she has a wealth that no man can number. She is the only church that has power over the rulers of the earth, and she is guilty of murdering tens of millions of Christians during the dark ages. Please study about the Roman Catholic Church being the antichrist religion and find out the truth.
Take a look at this interesting verse ..... 1 Peter 5:13 .....'The church that is at BABYLON.' ..... Who was Peter referring to when he said "Babylon"? It couldn't have been literal Babylon, because it was in ruins and had never been rebuilt. No, Babylon was now the spiritual name of ROME! There is a general agreement between commentators that Peter was using a "veiled" reference to Rome. Peter was talking to the church in ROME. So in reality, Revelation 17 and 18 is talking about the WHORE OF ROME.
Let's quickly look at the Bible definition of a WHORE .... Ezekiel 16:26-32 ....'You have also committed FORNICATION with the Egyptians your neighbours, great of flesh; and have increased your WHOREDOMS, to provoke me to anger. You have played the WHORE also with the Assyrians, because you were unsatiable; yes, you have played the HARLOT with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord God, seeing you doest all these things, the work of an imperious WHORISH WOMAN; In that you buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and have not been as an HARLOT, in that you scornest hire; But as a wife that committeth ADULTERY, which taketh strangers instead of her husband.' .... So those who profess to be God's people, but mingle with the world and take on Pagan traditions (Like treating SUN-day as the sabbath), are considered by God as whores and are guilty of committing spiritual adultery, like the Roman Catholic Church.
Now notice one more point, the whore of Babylon is the "MOTHER" of harlots. Who are the daughter harlots? They are the protestant churches that were BORN from the Roman Catholic Church and parted from her during the reformation, but held onto some of her doctrines (represented by wine in prophecy). But how can the protestant churches be the daughters of the Roman Catholic Church when they split from her? Because in 1844, when God revealed the full truth about His sactuary and His law, the majority of people within the protestant churches rejected these truths (one of those truths being about the bible sabbath) and fell into apostasy with the Papal Church of Rome by holding onto her false doctrines, and only a small remnant group of "Advent" believers "CAME OUT" of these churches and followed God's truth.
So this message of come out of her My people, is to the people who are members of the Roman Catholic Church and members of the fallen protestant churches. God has one true church, not a number of different churches, but one .... Revelation 14:12 ....'Here is the patience of the saints, here are they (GOD'S TRUE CHURCH) that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.' .... A lot of God's people are still within the fallen churches, which is why He is giving them a chance to come out. But how do we know what church is God's true remnant church?