Come Out of Babylon - Spiritually
“And I heard another voice from
heaven, saying, Come out of her my
people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye
receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath
remembered her iniquities” – (Rev.18:4,5).
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And
what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with
Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement
hath the temple of God with
idols? For ye are the temple of the living God, as God hath said, I will dwell
in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore come out from among them,
and be ye separate, sayeth the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I
will receive you. And I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be
my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” – (2 Cor.6:14-18).
I have no doubts that the Babylon of
Revelation is the U.S.A. and I’ve preached on this several times,
especially in my sermon “Babylon-U.S.A.” But there is false teaching going on over
the WEB by some preachers who are telling people to flee out of Babylon-U.S.A.
and go to some other nation. God is not
telling us to come out physically, but spiritually.
Notice (Rev.18:4) “Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her
sins..” It is very plain that God is
telling us to separate ourselves from the wickedness of Babylon, that we
not be partakers of her sins. A coming out is necessary to sonship. If you
are a true son and daughter of God and have the right to call Him Abba, Father,
then you will come out of the midst of a wicked world and separate yourself with
a holy life. This is the opposite of ‘coming out’ and committing the abominable
sin of Sodomy that is prevalent in Babylon-U.S.A. – (Jer.50:40) and (Is.13:19).
You are to separate yourself from physical fornication and spiritual fornication
with Babylon which is idolatry – “And what agreement hath the temple of God with
idols?” When I got saved, I
immediately left the Roman Catholic Church and her idolatry. I was not in agreement
with her in continuing to be a religious whore. I’m not in agreement with the
adulterers and Sodomites and those that have sex outside of marriage and those
that commit incest and bestiality. I have come out of fornicating Babylon – amen. We come out of Babylon by separating ourselves from their wickedness.
The first and most important part of ‘coming
out of Babylon’ is to ‘come to’ Christ for salvation. That’s what
Christ’s first coming is all about – that we my come to Him and be saved. “And ye will not come to me, that ye might
have life” – (Jn.5:40). First, you come out of sinful Babylon when you come to Christ and become a new born
again creature in Christ, a holy creature, born of the Holy Spirit. First you come to Christ and then you ‘overcome.’ You become a separated
people, a peculiar people, a holy people that will not mix and mingle with the
sins of Babylon and the world. “For
whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that
overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but
he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? “ – (I Jn.5:4,5) – Come and overcome.
you’re not born again, it will do you no good to flee from the U.S. and go to another country, because the wrath of
God is still upon you and will find you wherever you go. If you’re saved and
part of the people of God, why should you flee Babylon-U.S.A. and go elsewhere?
The Lord wants you here as a witness to preach to others so they can be saved
and escape the wrath to come during the great tribulation and be raptured up.
You have conquered death and have eternal life through Christ – and to die is
gain – (Philip.1:21). God is longsuffering and merciful and is not willing that
any perish but that they come to repentance and be saved. You have already come
out of Babylon spiritually when you were born again, now you need
to keep yourselves unspotted by the sins of the wicked.
God will take us out of Babylon physically when His time is right, when He raptures
us. We occupy till the rapture trumpet blows and we hear “Come up hither” - (Rev.4:1). That’s when the saved people of God
will come out of Babylon physically. Be a ‘come-outer’ by coming to Christ and
getting born again and then be a separated ‘overcomer’. God doesn’t want us to
be afraid of death in Babylon
– “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the
soul…” – (Mt.10:28). A similar verse that goes with (2 Cor.6) is in
(Is.52:11) – “Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from hence, touch no unclean thing: go
ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.”
After we come to Christ and get saved, we
need to come out of spiritual Babylon (Rev.17) called the Mother of Harlots. She is called that because this religion commits
idolatry, which is spiritual
fornication. She also commits physical fornication as we can see clearly
with the Catholic Church and her idolatrous priests fornicating like Sodom with boys. God is stripping her naked and exposing
her fornication to the world. Spiritual Babylon is headed by the Roman Catholic Church with all
other apostate Christian religions and religions of the world. This apostasy is
called a “falling away” from the true faith – “Except there came a falling away first…” – (2 Thes.2:3). If
apostasy comes into your church, then you must come out of it – be a
come-outer. These apostates will not only worship the Beast, they will promote
the idolatry of the Beast as God. This will be the last emperor worship on
planet earth – mother of harlots indeed. If you get saved and you’re a member
of a church that doesn’t get anyone saved, you need to come out of spiritual
Babylon and join a Bible believing, soul winning church or start one. I came
out of the Catholic Church when I got saved in 1972.
Remember that the key sin of Babylon is
fornication and this is the sin
you must especially keep yourselves separated from – both physical and
spiritual fornication – “for all nations
have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication…” – (Rev.18:3). When Sodomites openly declare their wicked
sin, they are said to ‘come out.’ The devil’s come-outers – amen.
Coming out of Babylon means coming out of the world as Babylon stands for the cities of the world. “Love not the world, neither the things that
are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in
him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the
eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” – (I Jn.2:15,16).
No nation answers to the description of
Babylon in (Rev.18) better than America. No nation has ever been as rich and
covetous and lived as deliciously as U.S. No nation has ever had more military power
than U.S. We are the last empire prophesied in (Dan.2) the empire of the Beast.
We have been destroying nations as a beast of prey (Dan.7) devouring and
destroying nations especially with our conquest and seizure of Afghanistan and
Iraq. When we conquered Babylon – Iraq, not in defense but in preemptive
offense, we showed the world that we are the New Babylon of Revelation. The
battle of the two Babylons is over between old Babylon-Iraq and new
Babylon-U.S.A. and our military now occupies Iraq. The U.S. President is now
the ruler of ancient Babylon. We conquered the ‘leg and foot’ of Rome – Italy
in WWII, and now we have conquered the ‘head’ of Babylon-Iraq and now we are
setting our sights on Iran-Persian and the ‘breast and arms’ of (Dan.2). We
have now become an empire not a republic
God is about to judge Babylon-U.S.A for our violence,
for our crimes, for our backsliding from a Godly heritage, for our murdering of
millions of babies by abortion, for our idolatry, for our flaunting of Sodomy
and fornication and adultery, for our corruption, for our drunkenness and drug abuse,
for our rampant divorce, for our lewd pornography, for our child molestations,
for our cheatings, for our thefts, for our filthy books and movies and
television, for our sorcery, for our love of money and covetousness, for our
rebellious children, etc. etc. etc. As
God’s watchman, I warn you to separate yourselves and come out of Babylon-U.S.A.’s
wickedness. Be not partakers of her sins, for her sins have reached unto heaven, like the tower of
Babel, and like our twin towers. The great tribulation plagues are soon to
fall upon U.S. and remember you do not come out of Babylon-U.S.A. by fleeing
this country and going elsewhere. You come out of Babylon by separating
yourself from Babylon’s wickedness. You will come out of Babylon physically at
the rapture. “Neither be partakers of
other men’s sins” - (I Tim.5:22). And again – “be not ye therefore partakers with them” – (Eph.5:3-7). “Come
out of her my people, that ye be not partakers
of her sins.”
Have you come to Christ for salvation? Are
you born again by the Holy Spirit? Jesus Christ is God’s free gift of
salvation. Don’t spurn this costliest of gifts – it cost God the death of His
beloved son on the cross. “Come unto me,
all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest” – (Mt.11:28).
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved” – (Acts 4:12). Repent of your
sins and by faith call upon the Lord Jesus to save you. Come out of Babylon by
coming to Christ and becoming a new creature. O’ Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Take heed to this trumpet of warning.
Come out of Babylon – U.S.A.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla- Lot
Tucson, AZ 85705
Would love to hear from you!