“And I saw another angel fly in the
midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell
on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. Saying
with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his
judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and the earth, and the sea,
and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying,
First we see the cup of salvation, which is the gospel of Christ, preached to the whole world, and then comes the cup of God’s wrath upon all those who reject Christ and worship the Beast. “I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord” – (Ps.116:13). “And the took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying , Drink ye all of it. For it is the blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” – (Mt.26:27,28). Which cup will you receive? The cup of salvation or the Lord’s cup of wrath – both are in the Lord Jesus’ hand.
The main sin that causes the fall of
It says also in (Rev.17:2) “The inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” Alcohol and fornication go together like twins. We all know how a man will use alcohol to seduce a woman and have fornication with her. And many times she willingly drinks it so she can dull her conscience and sin easier. Statistics tell us that sin and crime of all kinds are greatly increased when a person is intoxicated, they wouldn’t have done it if they weren’t drunk. The cup of the wine of the fierceness of God’s wrath is upon all who commit spiritual fornication and teach others to do it. And we have many religions of millions and even billions of people who worship images. The very cornerstone of Roman Catholicism is idolatry and she, like a great whore, has corrupted the whole earth with this abomination – “For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication. And hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand” – (Rev.19:2).
A person who is unfaithful to their spouse commits fornication and the false church, the great whore, is unfaithful with God when she commits idolatry. Instead of worshipping God by faith, she worships him by sight – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” – (Heb.11:1). Faith is something not seen – not seen – not seen. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” – (2 Cor.5:7). God is jealous with righteous anger as a man is jealous of his wife when she fornicates with someone else – “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God…” – (Ex.20:5). Again – “The image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy” – (Ezk.8:3). Idolatry is the mark of false religion all through the Bible. We can plainly see this spiritual fornication with the mark of the Beast – 666 or sex-sex-sex. We speak of six babies as sextuplets – and a person whose age is in the sixties as a sexagenarian. All who receive the mark of the Beast and worship the Beast and his image show the world that they are part of the great whore, written on their foreheads or their right hands.
The whole world is made drunk by
Hear what God’s Word says about Old Testament Babylon – “For it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols” – (Jer.50:38). “Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the world drunken: the nations have drunk of her wine: therefore the nations are mad.” “Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her” – (Jer.51:7,47). It’s the madness and intoxication of Babylon’s idolatry this is described in Revelation. It’s the madness of a drunk who has lost her reasoning and in old age prostitutes herself for a drink of beer.
God uses Jezebel as the symbol of a woman in the church who corrupts by teaching idolatry and spiritual fornication. Jezebel seduced Israel to commit fornication with images in the Old Testament. “Not withstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophet, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of her deeds” – (Rev.2:20,22). Do not be seduced by false religions and false prophets to commit idolatry.
(Rev.18) shows Political, fleshly Babylon committing fornication of the flesh – “For all notions have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committeth fornication with her” – (Rev.18:3). Do not make yourself a member of a harlot, becoming one flesh in impure sex acts or by becoming a member of an idolatrous church. “Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? Know ye not that he which is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body” – (I Cor.6:15-18). All impure sex is fornication – sex before marriage, adultery, incest, sodomy, and bestiality.
Now we are a nation that is flaunting sodomy in the face of God, fornicating with members of the same sex. Most of our states have taken laws against Sodomy off the books and we have accepted homosexuals and are marching for gay rights. Even our public schools are teaching that this vile sin is all right. Catholic priests worldwide have committed sodomy with young boys, and their seminaries are filled with sodomites. God is showing the world that the Catholic Church is committing both kinds of fornication – spiritual fornication with idolatry and fleshly fornication with sodomy. All this in the face of Aids that has killed millions of people. Aids is the deadliest epidemic in the history of man – it’s a fornication disease.
We are pushing and teaching our fornication worldwide through Hollywood Babylon right in living rooms over the TV and by tapes and movies – showing and teaching fornication to billions of people worldwide. We show our wicked hearts by the worship of these Hollywood idols and the popular TV show – AMERICAN IDOL. Satan is programming and seducing the world for the soon coming worship of the Beast which is the epitome of all idolatry. Soon comes the wrath of God and His righteous judgment will fall upon all beast worshippers and Babylon-U.S.A. will fall and cities and nations worldwide that have fornicated with U.S. will fall.
But as of now, God’s great love and mercy and longsuffering is still available. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” – (2 Pet.3:9). If you’re not saved and born again by the Lord Jesus Christ, repent of your sins and you will receive the Holy Spirit and be born again. “And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil” – (Joel 2:13). His mercy and grace and kindness is shown to us by His beloved Son on the cross who died and shed His blood so sinners could be saved. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). Turn from your wicked ways and turn by faith to Christ. And remember – that fornication is the cause of Babylon’s fall.
Pastor Mike Storti
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