June 4, 2016
Notes from the Wilderness: Move and Go Out?
My wife and I have left the USA, but should we have?
by Jonathan Israel
The following questions will be answered in this article;
'Is it right for a Christian to ever flee, leave, depart or go out of their nation of birth?'
'Why would anyone leave the rich and powerful USA?'
'How do I know if it's right for me to leave the US?'
'Am I sinning if I stay in the USA?'
Clearly, Scripture shows us several New Covenant examples of God's people fleeing their homeland of Israel. In fact, Jesus/Yahshua Himself fled Jerusalem and stayed in the region of Galilee when it was known the religious leaders sought to kill Him. He only returned to Jerusalem when it was time to willingly lay His life down. John 7:1
Joseph and Mary also fled Israel and lived in Africa with their child, when King Herod began killing all baby boys under the age of two. Additionally, Paul, writer of the majority of the New Testament fled many times from government and religious leaders who sought to kill Him. Matthew 2:13
In old Covenant Scriptures, we learn that Jacob, named Israel by the Lord, fled with his family to Egypt when there was a famine in the land. Is there a famine in your congregation? In fact, the Lord sent angels to lead Lot and his family out of his country due to the impending destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19:15
So, what does leaving the USA have to do with anything?
Scripture in Jeremiah 50 and 51 reveals end time's haughtiest and most proud nation called Daughter Babylon, a nation with the following DNA; hammer (military leader) of the earth, wealthiest nation of the world, contends against the Lord, influences nations of the world to accept and legislate all manner of evil (porn, abortion, homosexuality, etc), goes INSANE, destroyer of God's heritage, eventually crushes the Church (imprisonment and murder of Christians), and falls just before final one-world beast government introduces a mandatory 'mark' that every human being must have in order to be able to buy, sell, or trade. Revelation 14:8-11
Many are becoming convinced that the USA is the only nation in the past 2,000 years that even closely resembles the prophesied latter day DAUGHTER Babylon nation. Interesting to note: the original land of Babylon lies largely barren except for a nearby huge edifice, which is the USA's embassy in Iraq and it's called the 'Fortress of the Americas'.
So, not only does the USA possess the DNA of Daughter Babylon, they possess the ancient land that was once Babylon. (Side note: watch for all manner of human cloning to be legalized by the US government).
What else does the Lord prophecy about Daughter Babylon? What is MYSTERY Babylon?
Daughter Babylon is a political nation and will become filled with all manner of evil and become a demonic hang out. Mystery Babylon includes a false, mixed and mingled Christianity, which has been birthed in Daughter Babylon. She has no shame in uniting with pagan, idol worshiping religions such as catholocism, Islam, Mormonism and more. And she has no shame in embracing and validating evil and sin, so she winks at women's lib (women usurping biblically male roles), homosexuality, unbiblical divorce and anything else contrary to Scripture.
The Lord will punish Daughter Babylon with a mighty wind and waters will overflow her borders to cover the land (tsunamis). And the final one-world beast government will DEVOUR the Harlot church called Mystery Babylon. Revelation 17
What is the Lord's message to His followers caught up in Babylon the great's system?
Jeremiah 50:8, "Move, come out…"
Jeremiah 51:6, "Flee!"
Jeremiah 51:9, "Forsake her."
Jeremiah 51:45, "Go out!"
Revelation 18:4, 'Come out of her my people, why should you suffer in her punishments'.
Can't a believer stay and have guaranteed safety? After all, the Lord's people were in Egypt when the Lord poured out His plagues on Pharaoh and his nation.
The prophecy about Daughter Babylon is different from what occurred in Egypt and very specific. God's people are commanded to leave, flee, come out and go forth, as all found in her and even around Daughter Babylon will suffer the punishment, see Jeremiah 50:32.
Is a follower of Jesus/Yahshua sinning if they decided to stay in the USA?
It is not a sin to stay in the USA unless you stay after having been convicted and convinced by the Holy Spirit of the Lord to leave. But remember, when the Jews were told to leave Babylon around 400BC to return to Israel, reportedly only a remnant obeyed and the majority stayed only to suffer through Babylon's destruction.
In fact, when the Jews were invited to return to their land of Israel, beginning with the Balfour Declaration in 1917, only about 800,000 of Europe's surviving 3-million Jews were living in Israel in 1948. 6-million Jews were killed by Hitler's Germany.
Can you say REMNANT?
Scripture reveals there will be a remnant of believers who are in Daughter Babylon after her destruction. They (who survive imprisonment and death) are instructed to think upon Jerusalem when they leave. So, we see the mercy of the Lord extended to the remnant one more time. Scripture says they too are instructed to "go away" and consider Jerusalem. RUN!
The sanctuaries have been invaded by strangers. See Jeremiah 51:50-53
Interesting side note: Followers of the Lord are NOT instructed to consider returning to Abba's covenant land of Israel, the land He has chosen FOREVER as HIS resting place, until after the fall of Daughter Babylon. (see Psalm 132:11-18)
Meanwhile, seek the Lord, pray, read the Scriptures, and in all you do, do everything in 'Faith' giving thanks to Abba in the name of Jesus/Yahshua. Let those who have ears HEAR what the Spirit is saying.
For whatever is not of Faith is sin. Without FAITH it is impossible to please the Lord.
Sadly, your blind Americanized Christian watchmen now proclaim Donald Trump is the new savior for America's citizens sent by the Lord Himself to save the American way of life. You know, the American life where Bibles and prayers are outlawed in schools, babies are killed and their body parts sold, children are mandated to be vaccinated with unidentified substances, the Lord's marriage covenant is defiled by US Supreme Court law, you are coerced by presidential decree to allow men in the public bathrooms and showers with your wives and little girls, and porn is a daily television and internet staple. Neither Donald Trump nor any other politician will or can save you from the American way of life you are voting to save.
But you are not a citizen of the USA if Jesus/Yahshua is your God and Savior. You are a pilgrim, a sojourner and stranger in this world. You are to be an ambassador for Messiah/Christ. A citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven; that is the citizenship you should be prepping yourself and fellow believers for.
My wife and I have decided to vote with our lives and obey the Lord by His word and Holy Spirit by getting OUT of America and getting OUT of Americanized Christianity's whore house religion (see Rev. 17:5 & Rev/ 18:4)
Jeremiah 50:8, "REMOVE out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks."
Hebrews 11:10, "For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God."
What city are you prepping for?
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