House on Fire
Imagine a house on fire. All the rooms have fire and smoke. The goal is to get out of the house.
When destruction is predicted, we need to remove ourselves from the danger, no matter where the danger is.
Babylon is predicted to burn, due to sin.
So wherever there is sin, we need to remove ourselves from there.
Who is Babylon – now?
Some people are too narrow in their view of Babylon.
I have been guilty of this too.
The Lord says to come out of her. So it is important to know who “she” is.
Some say it is the Catholic Church.
Some say it is the fallen away Protestants.
Some say it is Islam.
Some say it is the New World Order.
Some say it is America.
Some say it is Europe.
Some say it is the original Babylon territory, still occupied by evil inclinations in modern times.
Babylon is the “Wordly System,” full of evil, self, flesh, and error.
So we must come out of her.
House on Fire Analogy
If we have a house on fire, we do not leave one room full of smoke and fire, and go into another room.
One room is as bad as the other.
They all have smoke and fire.
We need to get out of the house all together.
Babylon is like the house on fire.
We do not escape one room, and go into another room, and expect safety.
We need to get out of anything that is Babylon….we need to completely get out of the worldly system.
It does not matter if it is the Catholic Church, America, Europe, the New World Order, fallen away Protestantism, an evil workplace, or our families.
If it is evil, and not of God, we need to get out.
Leaving a country is harder than leaving a church. It may not be possible.
In the case of leaving Islam, it actually is dangerous to leave it.
Leaving a workplace, or general social environment, may be necessary.
But we can find pockets of righteousness still where we live, and avoid the evil around us.
After leaving the “world” behind, which could include our own “church,” or spiritual mindset, or everything we have always known, and been a part of, the only option left may be to go into our homes, and just shut the door.
Isaiah 26-20,21..Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast…..
For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Isaiah 26-19 shows all men who ever lived on earth will be here…and God’s people will be hid from the wrath…
If we leave Babylon, the house on fire, we may be hid from the wrath to come.
If we stay in Babylon, we will be burned when Babylon is burned.
Sound the trumpet
Get out of Babylon.
It does not matter which room you are in.
If there is sin there, you need to get out.