The time is at hand for the most stupendous events in history to occur, and those who will
participate in the last great battle will need a faith that can NOT be shaken, even when confronted
with seemingly miraculous events. Our ONLY safeguard will be in a rock-solid foundation,- a
thorough knowledge and confidence in God's Word. Pharaoh's magicians were able to make it
appear that they were able to do the same miracles that God wrought through Moses in the
Pharaoh's court. It will be no different just before the last trump.
But those who do NOT know
and have complete faith in His Word will be deceived. And don't think this isn't possible. It's
already happening. The difference is that we won't be faced with Pharaoh's magicians, who made
no claim to be "of God"- we will be faced with those who DO claim to be doing God's work, and
then finally, with Satan, himself, as an "angel of light". We are plainly told that it is by miracles
that Satan convinces the world to make "the image to the beast":
REV 13:13 And he doeth great
wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And
deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do
in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image
to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Finally, the culmination of events
leading to the great "battle of Armageddon" is brought about by:
REV 16:14 ...the spirits of devils,
working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather
them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
We look back at those of the time of Babel
and wonder how the people could fall into so great an apostasy when they lived so closely with
Noah and the ark that had saved humanity and the animal kingdom from total and complete
extinction. But they did, just as Adam and Eve, who actually walked and talked with the Lord,
fell. Do we dare think we're better or smarter than these people?
At Babel, the people wanted to be "one people". They wanted their own name, not the Lord's
name. They willingly accepted Satan's false religion which they took with them throughout the
entire world. In studying the paganism of the earliest peoples, we can see that Satan took that
which was truth and fact, and corrupted it through those who were led of him. By combining truth
with error, the people who accepted it (obviously the majority) very quickly fell into complete
What God did at Babel did not prevent the ultimate outcome- it only delayed it until it was HIS
time. The consequences of sin had to be demonstrated fully. Had the people remained together,
united in purpose, they surely would have filled their cup of iniquity thousands of years ago. But
by their forced separation due to the language and ocean barriers, the battle was drawn out in
order that God's purposes could be fully implemented. In order to offer fallen mankind redemption
from their sins, the plan of salvation and all it entailed must take place exactly at the
predetermined times. And now the time has arrived for the great finale. we have arrived at the
time when the last decisions for eternal life will be made.
Is it necessary that we understand everything that occurred at Babel? Perhaps not everything- but
we DO need to understand one thing. The influences of the pagan religion that began there still
touch our lives to this very day. Does this shock you? Do you think, "Not me!" I respectfully ask
you to think again.
The church steeple which is so greatly admired is the direct descendant of the
Egyptian obelisk which represents the sun-god. The day we celebrate the earthly birth of the
Messiah was originally celebrated by the pagans as the birthday of Mithra, the sun god. The day
we celebrate the resurrection of the Messiah, Easter, comes from the word, "Astarte", the
Chaldean goddess of heaven ("Ishtar" in Assyrian).
But, how could this be true? In the infancy of
Christianity, less than 300 years after Christ's death, in order to make the true faith more appealing
to the heathen, the Romans (who adopted Christianity as the official religion of the Roman
empire) renamed many of the pagan holidays, celebrations, rites and even deities, and reassigned
them to the Christian faith. Not one of these was instituted by Christ or His Father. These pagan
influences and even doctrines (such as "immortality of the soul") have
remained firmly embedded in many churches throughout the last almost 2,000 years.
But are these practices and doctrines acceptable to God? He always expressly forbade any union
of his people with anyone or anything that was pagan or contrary to His Word. Yet, today, after
the blood, sweat and tears of the faithful throughout the ages who literally gave their lives to
preserve the purity of the faith, those who call themselves by His Name are not turning to the pure
faith- they are instead uniting with those they know to be in error: "
Let's unite on points of
common agreement to preach the Word of God throughout the world".
Is this what we are to do?
No- read the following carefully:
2CO 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
The time is at hand for the final events to occur, and they will NOT occur as is popularly
believed. While the so-called Christian community is uniting not only with each other but with
other religions, those who "know their God shall be strong and do exploits" (Dan 11:32). They
will understand and honor God's requirement to:
Be ... not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion
hath light with darkness? (2CO 6:14). T
he last call of mercy to man from God is to "come out":
REV 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. 5 For her sins have reached
unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Those who heed the call and "come out"
of "Babylon" will be those who finally demonstrate that God's Law IS the only standard of
righteousness. They will be surrounded by a world professing a "Christianity" that is not based on
God's Word, but on the doctrines of men and demons. They alone will receive the seal of God
while the rest of the world receives the mark of the beast; therefore, they can neither buy nor sell.
They will be disfellowshipped from their churches, and finally deemed worthy of death by those
who claim to be "of God":
JOH 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time
cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
But don't be alarmed at this prospect. For when these things come to pass,
"...look up, and lift up
your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luk 21:28).
The long, wearisome and
dangerous journey from Babel to the last Babylon will finally be over.