The Purpose for Babylon In Our Lives

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Hi Mike,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts here with me. It all sounds so very familiar. Here is the way Ezekiel puts this part of our lives. I used to believe this was talking about those poor deceived souls in Babylon until I was finally granted the ability to see that this speaks of and to me whenever I am believing the lies of Babylon.

Eze 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

What sounds so dreadful in that verse is the part that is really our salvation. It is the destruction of the false prophet within us that brings us to our spiritual senses, and brings us to see all the lies we have believed. It is the destruction of him from the midst of ‘my people Israel’, that qualifies our New Man to be “the Israel of God” (Gal 5:15-16). And Rom 7 demonstrates that even our sins and our “wicked man” are so made “for the day of evil” in every man who has ever lived.

Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

That verse of scripture, along with twice stating that our sins are not ours, is simply given to very few to accept.

Rom 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [ how] to perform that which is good I find not.
Rom 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Rom 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

The sins we commit, we commit because of an inexorable law “within our members, and that law, as all laws, is the law of sin and death in our member, and it is given and sustained by the only lawgiver that exists. It is that one lawgiver who decides who He will save and who He will, in this age destroy.

Jas 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

Thanks for rehearsing Babylon’s perspective with me, Michael. It is God’s way to “call light out of darkness” and to contrast the light of the Truth of His Word, against all the lies and falsehoods of Babylon.

Your brother in Christ,

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