Babylon shall fall !
By Pieter Kirstein
There’s a BIG DIFFERENCE between GODLY DIVISION and SATANIC DIVISION.
Of those who are characterized by the Laodicean deception the Father said to me “THESE PEOPLE HAVE FALLEN FOR THE FOOL’S GOLD AND ARE LACKING MY GOLD”
He spoke the following admonishment through J Leland Earls;
Now notice a further characteristic of the Laodicean period. ‘Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness do not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye-salve, that you may see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.’ (Rev. 3:-1-7-19). A contributing factor to the spiritual lukewarmness of the present day church world is the prosperity which abounds in most western nations.
A feeling of smug complacency has blinded the churches to their spiritual poverty and their desperate need. Clothed with their own self-righteousness, they know not their nakedness in my sight.
Therefore I have raised up messengers to expose and rebuke the carnality, apostasy and ineptness of the spiritually destitute churches. I call for repentance!
I am moving in my providence to bring chastening through adverse conditions in civil life and international affairs.
Conditions will become so severe that the people of the predominantly Christian nations will either repent or perish. It is because of my great love for those who know not their folly and the consequences thereof that I rebuke and chasten. I must awaken those who are asleep and destined for destruction. Otherwise there would be no hope.
There is a great need now for the three things which I offer.
The first is gold tried in the fire. Gold is a symbol of true spiritual character, brought about by the working of my Spirit and forged in the crucible of testing experiences.
I must have a people who are completely receptive to my workings in their inner being and thoroughly purged from the dross of their own ways. The second is white raiment.
This is symbolic of that righteousness and purity which only I can impart. Only those who are fully clothed with this raiment can enter into the end-time ministry of that spiritual Body which I am raising up. The third is eye-salve to anoint thine eyes. Only the revelation of my Spirit can cause you to see the mighty truths which I would have you know in this hour. Since I counsel you to ‘buy’ of me, there is a price which must be paid. The price is simply the willingness to let me have your life to do with it as I please.
Only as there is complete yielding and obedience, can I be the means of bringing forth in your life pure gold, impart to you white raiment, and anoint your eyes to see my truth. ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.’ (Rev. 3:20).
My people, I long to have that intimate communion with you which is described in these words. But so few want to invite me in to take complete control of their lives. This is the day that I am offering to make myself real to a people as never before in history.
Will you not open your heart and let me have my way in you?
I am ready to show myself strong on your behalf. No other generation has had as great an opportunity as I am offering to you in this hour. I stand at the door and knock; the choice is yours.(end of quote)
Jesus Christ is the WORD OF GOD and THE SWORD OF JUDGMENT THAT EXPOSES DECEPTION.
He is God in whom there is no darkness at all and He is the Light of the world and when His true children proclaim Him by declaring His oracles then all darkness shall naturally be exposed.
Jesus commanded us in John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Righteous judgment is proclaimed by the entrance of the WORD OF GOD and Jesus Christ is THE LIVING WORD AND THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE – Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
When the Spirit of God ministers His truth through the holy standard of His judgment and people take offense then it reveals deception within their hearts that becomes aggravated because darkness does not agree with the light. Many people worship their pet doctrines and own opinions but I declare to you that we are in a time of EXPOSURE. This exposure is the invasion of God’s standard of righteousness proclaimed in His truth through the counsel of the Lord and the revelation of His Spirit.
The Spirit of God is moving according to Isaiah 43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
10 You are my witnesses, said the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.
12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore you are my witnesses, said the LORD, that I am God.
13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
14 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16 Thus said the LORD, which makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
17 Which brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as wick.
18 Remember you not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.
Yes this people that He is raising for himself shall be a nameless and a faceless generation because they are completely hidden in Christ and they seek to draw no attention to themselves. Humility does not PARADE itself.
Jesus said to me ” I will hide you in the essence of My end-time glory that I shall be as a blinding light in the face of your enemies.” Scripture reference Isaiah 60.
This hidden generation shall refuse to court any honor for themselves but shall desire to let the Lord be glorified in all that they say and do. They shall not peddle the word of God for profit but shall be as rivers of His blessing to the nations. They shall move as a river of fire to set the world around them ablaze because they have been so dissolved and consumed by the Spirit of the Lord. They shall be as liquid love with all resistance removed as they flow freely in agreement with the ways and the desires of God.
These are the living epistles of the final Pentecost in whom the plumb line and standard of Gods righteousness shall come forth, be displayed and demonstrated. God shall use them to seperate the wheats from the tares, the goats from the true sheep and the profane from the holy because as the whole counsel of the Lord comes forth from the lips of these hidden ones the conviction of the Holy Spirit shall fall in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, which is the valley of decision. Every person on this earth shall be confronted with the TRUTH THAT COMES FORTH FROM THE HEART OF THE FATHER as He brings division between the lovers of truth and them who choose to stay wise in their own eyes.
THE FATHER IS GATHERING AND CALLING A PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF AND THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE VOICE OF HIS SPIRIT IS A NATION THAT WALKS IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD. THERE SHALL BE A CONTINUOUS CLASH BETWEEN THE MEN PLEASERS AND THE GOD PLEASERS.
Are you dwelling in the organized systems and false religious beliefs and ungodly structures of Babylon, operating through false dominion
from the second heavens, or are you a true disciple of Christ that pursues God into His mountain?
Who shall ascend the mountain of God?
A prophetic word given by the Holy Spirit to Charles Newbold
I called upon the name of the Lord, “Who, Lord, shall ascend to the high mountain of our God and King?”
He answered, “He who has a broken and contrite heart. He who humbles himself in My presence. He is the one who shall ascend unto My holy hill.” And I called again and I asked, “Lord, how does one humble himself? Man is so full of pride.”
And He said, “He who humbles himself is he who recognizes his pride and breaks before Me. I will see him. I will come to him. I will break his heart. He will weep and mourn for he will know that he is a man of unclean lips. I will see him and I will lift him up. But if he lifts himself up, I will let him fall again.”
I asked again, “Lord, where do we go from here?”
And He answered, “Where do you want to go?
Whatever is in your heart, that is where you will go. If it is in your heart to follow after Me, then we will walk together and abide in deeper and richer things. We will go from glory to glory, from faith to faith. Yes, we will ascend and ascend, every round going higher and higher.
This, My son, is a place in Me. I am Mount Zion. I am My holy hill. When I say come unto Me, I am calling you up to My high hill.
“If, on the other hand, it is in your heart to go down to Babylon or back to Egypt, then you shall go there. The rewards of Babylon will be there and the jewels of Egypt will be yours. Only do not trust in them for they cannot save you, and in that hour when I come in all My glory, do not try to ransom your soul with them. They are vile to Me. I shall cast them away from you. I shall strip you naked and leave you in your shame.
“There is glory in Babylon and there are riches in Egypt, but they will go down to the pit. For from the pit have they ascended. They are flesh and appeal to the flesh. Do not touch them. Do not go after them, for surely they shall be yours if you like.”
“Lord,” I inquired, “this is a great deception isn’t it–Babylon and Egypt?”
“There has never been a greater deception than this,” He answered.
I shuddered at the thought of this.
“So great is this deception,” He explained, “that men go down to Babylon, adorn themselves in religion and piety, and truly believe that they have come unto Me. They are shaken to anger at the suggestion that this, their Babylon, is not of Me, that I am not there.
“And Egypt, what can I say of My son, Egypt? He, too, is beautiful and rich and dwells in houses and owns land and buys and trades and sells in the marketplace. The prosperity abounds and so does the deception. For in their riches they live and move and have their being.
But where will their riches get them, and what will it buy them when I come?
I will look the poor man in the eye and see from whence came his hunger. I will look the rich man in the eye and ask from whence came his satisfaction, and he will be lifted up in his heart, and he will show Me all the things in his barns and say, ‘My Lord, from all
that is mine.’
I will turn again to the poor man, and I will ask from whence came your poverty, and he will point to the rich man’s barn and say, ‘My Lord, from all that is his.’ From whence comes your
satisfaction? The poor man will bow and say, ‘Ah, my Lord, from You; from You, my Lord, from You.'”
I said, “Lord, speak plainly to us. What is Babylon and what is Egypt?”
He answered, “Babylon is all that the carnal mind devises. It is the pride and arrogance and the haughtiness of man who exalts his own knowledge above the knowledge of God.
“As for Egypt, this is the flesh and all the lust thereof.
“Can you not see, My son, how the carnal mind has devised his own plan with all its traditions and labeled it church?
For generations men thought this was of Me and for Me, but it is not so. This is the harlot, the woman who sits on many waters, who pretends allegiance to Me, but she is widowed.
She is not My bride. Her deception is great. She has attained for herself the riches of this world.
She has lavished herself with fine buildings and calls them temples and cathedrals and synagogues and churches. She has dressed herself in royal robes which she wove by her own hands.
The linen I give is righteousness which has been purchased by My blood. She has accrued great riches with bank accounts and investments and have men bound to her by these things. She has purchased these things by the blood of martyrs.
“Everywhere you look, you can see the harlot. She is everywhere in men’s hearts. Men go after her, and she loves it so. She is not married, but has taken unto herself many lovers. She is defiled and those who sleep with her are defiled.
“Mercy and peace are with those who have eyes to see and ears to hear when the trumpets sound and the call goes forth, ‘Come out of her, My people, come out!’
“The road to Zion is paved with humility.””Lord,” I cried, “it’s so hard to say.
Why is it so hard for me to say it plainly?
Why is it so hard for you to say it plainly?”
He answered, “Because the deception is so great.
“Christianity is a religion, and religious men are caught in its web.
Who can hear Me,” said the Lord, “or
who can hear My prophets when it is said of Christianity that it, as a religious system, is a false religion?
Who can understand when I declare that all religion is false?
The greatest deception of all is for men to come to “it” in My name, thinking they have come to Me. I am not an “it.” I am not a religion. I am the living and true God.
I require that men come unto Me and renounce all religion, but who can hear?
“Religion has boundaries. I am boundless. It has its laws and rules and regulations. I offer grace and love and peace.
Religion binds men; I free them. Religion suppresses men; I call them to ascend into the heavenlies. Religion restrains and controls; I release. Religion requires obedience to it; I require obedience to Me.
Yes, obedience is far better than sacrifices. I loathe religion and religious men. They are dangerous and spread the deception to innocent hearts.”
“Lord, you have spoken plainly. So where shall they go who come out of Babylon?”
And He answered simply, “To Jesus.”
“Ascend, My holy ones, ascend into the heavenlies. Sit at My right hand and at My left. I will show you mysteries. I will show you great and glorious things.
“You are My witnesses–My two witnesses–one on My left and the other on My right. On My left is grace and mercy and peace. And on My right is righteousness, justice, and wrath. I am a two-edged sword.
My sword goes forth out of My mouth. It divides the righteous from the unrighteous. It is sharp and quick and sure.
“Behold, I am dividing right from wrong. I am making straight the path. I am exalting valleys. I am moving mountains.
The high will be made low, and the low will be made high.
“If he cannot understand this (the man of sin), let him go down into his house, shut his door and weep and mourn, for surely pity shall come upon his house.”
“How shall they come out of Babylon?” I asked the Lord.
“They shall come out by coming unto Me. Simply leave. The door is opened. The way is made clear.
The prophets have gone before. Do not look back. Do not go back. Simply leave.
“And when they criticize you and call you blasphemous names, let your head be as flint; be silent; be at peace; love them; turn the other cheek, for they so persecuted your fathers before you. “Do not look back.
Do not do anything. Do not say anything. Simply leave. Say in your heart, ‘I have left Babylon and have ascended the high hill of my God. I have come to Mount Zion, to Jesus, the author and finisher of My faith.’
“You cannot take Zion down to Babylon. You have to come out of her. You cannot sing Zion’s songs in Babylon.
They can only be sung in Zion.
“Zion is a place in the Spirit where Jesus is the only thing there is.””Lord,” my questions seemed endless, “this kind of freedom, this independence, this liberty–will it not
be a great threat to those who lead in Babylon?”
“Oh yes, My son, they will take great offense at My holy ones. They will say you are deceived. They will slander, accuse, and defame you. They would plot to kill you if they could. For you, My holy ones, have become what they cannot, because they cannot let go of what they have. Yet, it shall all very soon be taken from them anyway.”
“Tell me, Lord, in view of all of this, have we really heard the gospel yet? What is the gospel? Speak plainly to us.”
“The gospel has been twisted and perverted to fit the molds of traditions and religions–so uniquely so, that men confuse the Christ with their systems and join converts to them rather than to Him.
“But the truth of the gospel is this: that I, the Lord God of Israel, came in human flesh, fulfilled the Law and Prophets, shed My blood of righteousness, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven where I now sit at the right hand of God the Father, where I intercede on behalf of the saints, and through faith
am gathering unto Myself My assembly of holy ones.
They are gathered into Me. They are My general assembly of the first-born.
I have birthed them by My Spirit. I have filled them with My Spirit. I lead them by My Spirit. They are one in faith, hope, spirit, and love. They are everywhere and worship Me in spirit and truth. In obedience they serve Me where they are, out of who they are in Me. And none of this has anything to do with that Thing men call church. They are My body, My temple, My holy ones, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.
They are above institutionalism–beyond doctrines, creeds, and rituals.
They are not religious. They are sanctified.
“This is the good news: that Jesus Christ is Lord. And whosoever shall call upon His name shall be saved.”
“Lord, I know of young pastors, Spirit-filled, who love you and want to go on with you. What shall they do once they see these things?”
“No man having put his hands to the plow and looking back is fit for the kingdom of heaven.”
“Again, I plead with you, my Lord, speak plainly.”
And He said, “He who sees these things and obeys My word will simply come out. He will leave home and family and friends and come out. It is a hard word, who can hear?
“These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He goes.” Rev. 14:4.
“Lord, what shall I do with this word?”
“Shout it from the housetops. Proclaim it to the nations. What has been revealed to you in secret, proclaim it in the open. Be bold! Be forthright! Be strong! Speak it boldly. Shock the nations. Rattle their doors. Shake their foundations. If they cannot stand, they are not of Me. If it can be shut down and closed up, it is not of Me.
If it can be tossed by the wind, it is not of Me. If it produces anger and
violence and malicious gossip and slanderings and lies from those who hear it, they are not of Me, for such things do not come out of Me.
“Behold, I have laid My foundation. I have built My walls. And now I am dropping My plumb line. My word of truth goes forth. That which does not align with My word will be torn down and cast into the sea.
I am sending My prophets again. They go out in the spirit of Elijah, preaching the kingdom of God and calling men everywhere to repent and be immersed into Jesus.
They are My “John the Baptists.” They
go forth to prepare the way of the Lord.
“Shall I return to wed a harlot? Oh, how repulsive that is to Me. Nor shall I take unto Myself those who are joined to her. Search your hearts, My people. Babylon is in the heart. Come out of her and she will come out of you.
Zion, likewise, is in the heart. Come unto Me and I will become your only love.
“Arise. Shine. Come unto Me.”
“Lord,” I prayed, “forgive me for the fear and the intimidation I feel when I think about speaking these things out.”
“You shall know the harlot by this as well, that she has such a powerful control over the hearts and minds of men that they are laden with fear to dare come out of her, let alone speak against her. She is the epitome of idolatry and full of idolatry, and all those joined to her are idolaters.
Now you must realize, My son, that a thing is an idol when men have put their trust and love in it.
And idolaters do not want their idols touched. It is a dangerous thing to touch another man’s idol. As you speak these things, you will be pulling down strongholds and shattering idols–and you will be hated by many for My name’s sake.
“Now the harlot, the mother of harlots, is the spirit of Satan himself. He has hidden behind her skirt and deceived the nations. He is last of all willing for her to be exposed. He is, indeed, the great dragon and will try to consume My bond-servants, those I am sending forth in My name to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom and to expose the harlot and her counterfeits.
“A fierce war has begun in the heavenlies. All hell is loosed to destroy My bond-servants if they could, but they cannot even so much as touch them because they are dead and hidden in Me. This is why the fear is so compelling. It is real. Nevertheless, My bond-servants will, indeed, follow Me wherever I go at all cost to their own lives.”
“Why is it so hard to leave Babylon? Why can’t Christian people just walk away from it?”
“The spirits of Babylon are numerous and very compelling. At the head of the system is the mother of harlots, Jezebel. She is disguised as the bride and, thereby, has deceived the best of hearts. Yet, she is an enticing spirit.
Her seductive ways appeal to the flesh of men and their desire for power, position, and riches.
Working under her are all the Ahabs: the kings and rulers in the churches, spirits operating through prideful men. The Ahabs are the Nicolaitans–the conquerors of the people.
They are the clergy system that elevates itself above the people. Working for them are such other demons as pride, haughtiness, control, position, authority, power, possessiveness, domination, ownership, jealousy.
“These spirits rule the churches, the systems, and the people under them. They rule through spirits of fear and intimidation. Cooperating with these are spirits of tradition, dogmatism, sectarianism, doctrine, sentimentalism, denominationalism; the warring spirits are confusion, hatred, division, divisiveness, bitterness, and the like.
These have holds on men and are strongholds in the minds of men. But at the root of them all are the despicable spirits of religion.
“For men to come out, they must first understand these things. Then they must repent of them and come unto Me with a pure heart. I will deliver them. I will separate them and cleanse their defiled hearts.
I will dress them in readiness and prepare them for My banqueting table. I will feed them the good fodder of My word instead of the indigestible twigs of men’s mind. Who can digest the human intellect?
Who can swallow its lies and deceits? The answer is everyone. For man is stupid and devoid of knowledge. But he who has My Spirit will hunger and thirst after Me, and I will reveal My nature to him. He will come unto Me, and I will sup with him and he with Me. He is the one who can come out of the harlot.
“He is the one who will come out of the harlot, for I shall lose not one whom the Father has given to Me–none, except the son of perdition.
“The harlot is everywhere. She is in the ministry, seeking to promote herself in power, position, and riches. She is in the ministers–the Ahabs, the Nicolaitans. She plays politics to promote herself.
She lies, cheats, defrauds; she will do anything to get ahead. She is full of ambition and selfish desires. She is an abomination to Me, the very opposite of My nature and of the nature of My bride.
“This, My son, is why I say a woman is to be quiet and gentle and submissive, for she bears the joy of the bride in her heart. She loves her lover. The harlot loves herself.
The bride gives of herself. The harlot takes unto herself. The bride hides herself in hiddenness.
The harlot exposes herself–even in her
doorway. She advertises herself and entices men to come into her, be joined to her for the pleasures of the flesh. Self is flesh. Anything for Self is flesh.
This is why it is the abomination that makes desolate My holy place. My holy place is the spirit of men. When that spirit is defiled by the flesh, that is an abomination to Me.
“The harlot is the flesh nature of man that has taken its rule in the churches–self-aggrandizement, men seeking to increase themselves in flocks. They count numbers and glory in them. They own their own sheep and call them Mine. They lie, for they are not My sheep. They make disciples unto themselves, of themselves, and for themselves. They fleece their flocks for their own sordid gain.
These are not My ministers. They are hirelings and Nicolaitans.
“The harlot is ugly and hides her ugliness in gaudy garments and decorates her face in lavishing colors.
She hides behind these things. She is ashamed of her sin. Yet, she will not repent. She cannot repent.
She is evil from within.”
“What about the harlot, Lord? Who or what is the harlot spirit? How can we know when she is operating?”
The trumpet call is sounding: “Come out of her, My people!” “Let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.” Heb. 13:13.
Dare we face our idols, cleanse the temple, and return to the God of our salvation?