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. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
This passage of scripture admonishes all Christians to separate ourselves as much as possible from the systems that have been set in opposition against The God of heaven, lest we become trapped in an environment and cycle of iniquity that is becoming more and more difficult to extricate ourselves from. This warning comes on the heels of an enumeration of the various agencies that have come under the despotic power of the Religiopolitical system characterized by the name Babylon, and also of the false doctrines that have been disseminated to her subscribers. These agencies run the gamut from political leaders and kings, to religious leaders and clergymen, and even the merchants of the earth are found to be in bed with this bewitching power. Let's read:
Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
We have now become so dependent on the systems of this earth for our survival that it's hard to imagine life without a cellphone, debit or credit card, or some other indispensable gadget, and as it pertains to the merchants of the earth with their systems of commerce, it's now nearly impossible to do any business without the support of one of the many agencies governed by Babylon. Now while it is true that we live in a modern world, and no one is saying that we should now dispense with these necessary goods and services, yet we should always keep in mind that we are pilgrims on this earth, just passing through to a better world, and as such we should be wary of sinking our roots too deep into the systems that are under Babylon's control.
For instance, in Revelation chapter thirteen it is stated that the lamb-like beast causes the inhabitants of the earth to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed. That word "Cause" refers to a New World Order, a system of world government that is being put in place to trigger certain desired outcomes, in other words, those of us who have come to depend solely on earthly systems for our survival will one day soon be put in a position where we will have no choice but to continue doing so, if we desire to retain our economic privileges. Let's read:
Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
As it stands currently we are all governed by numbers that have a direct impact on whatsoever we do in the temporal realm. Even with cold hard cash in our hands, there is limited economic activity that can take place without the use of the numerical system. If we need to access health-care, we need a number, and for social security benefits, we need a number, and for our driving privileges, we need a number, and for tax refunds, we need a number, and for banking, we need a number, and for travel, we need a number, and to make a call we need a number, and for employment, we need a number, and for schooling we need a number, and we can go on and on and on. The numerical system is one of the primary catalysts that will no doubt be under the direct control of Babylon, and the lamb-like beast.
Now, if because of noncompliance with the religious dogmas stated in Revelation 13, we were to be completely shut out from the numerical system, it's not difficult to see how isolated we will suddenly become, and how very restricted we will be in anything we try to do on this planet. That's why the bible warns us that there is much more to life than just numbers, and that's why the scripture uses the word "Cause" repeatedly in Revelation 13, when referring to the implementation of the mark of the beast.
Hence the reason why an urgent call to God's people who are now sitting in Babylon, is made, with the purpose of enabling us to escape being trapped in a system of World governance that is diabolically opposed to God and righteousness. The days are coming soon when we will need to live by faith in God alone, and therefore it will do us good if we started today by practicing to depend on God for everything, acknowledging that our lives and our sustenance are in His hands, so that when the economic carpet is pulled out from under our feet, we would have already been accustomed to trusting in God for everything.
We therefore end with a passage of scripture which encourages us to trust in God, by obeying His word and relinquishing the false doctrines and systems of Babylon, for the time is at hand. Let's read:
Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
May God add His blessing to the study and practice of His every word. God bless!