At Future Congress in early January I was able to give a presentation on the Queen of Babylon of Revelation 18. She is the feminine counterpart to the King of Babylon described in Isaiah 14. In these two texts we have twin last days judgments against the Antichrist and his bride, shown as the dark reflections that oppose Jesus and His Church as the Bride of Christ.
I believe that my work concerning the identity of the Antichrist is done, and now it is time to move into a deeper investigation of the bride of the Antichrist, the Great Harlot of Babylon. Folks, this is way deeper than we can imagine, but to understand it we need to pray for God to open our eyes. We are the end-times Laodicean Church, yet we really have a certain arrogance and smugness regarding where we stand in Heaven’s eyes. I believe, to make a generalization, that the prosperous church of the West is actually wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Yet we seem to believe that we possess the authority to lead “Global Christianity” and to steward some sort of “End Times Revival” that we keep praying for God to release!
Don’t get me wrong, I strongly, passionately, believe in an End Times Revival, but I also believe that the American Church is the very last place that it might spring up from! I’ve seen signs and wonders, I’ve been the recipient of life-changing prophetic words, and I’ve experienced amazing worship, but all of these things together do not equal Revival. True Revival means changing the way we live so that it reflects the basic simple teachings of Jesus Christ!
So are we ready to change the way we live? You can talk about prophecy, signs and wonders, or ecstatic worship to most Christians and they get all excited, but when you start pointing out how our very lives have become conformed to, and transformed by, our post-modern culture, people get that confused “deer in the headlights” look!
“Yeah, sure,” they say, “You may be right about that… but what are we supposed to do? We have to live this way because our world demands it. We have to practical about these things and there simply is no other way!”
What I am saying is that there has to be another way! We need to break out of our cultural blinders and seek Heaven’s guidance to show us this better way! My God, we are so blessed to be alive in these times, but I also fear that so many of us are completely missing it! When we begin to realize that what Heaven offers us is worth giving up EVERYTHING for, and our lives begin to demonstrate a true transformation of our Value System in line with what Jesus clearly taught, then and only then will we be on the verge of true Revival.
So what is wrong with the way we live today? Why is it so important for us to seek God and ask Him for a better way? I invite you to follow along with me as I continue this discussion here, where you can also find a link to the “Queen of Babylon” presentation I gave at Future Congress.
“And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” (Luke 3:9)