A QUESTION TO PONDER: WHAT SHOULD
WE DO AS AMERICANS AS THE
"END OF THE AGE" CLOSES IN ON US?

By: SR Shearer
October 13, 2013

A home of every unclean and hateful bird [spirit]

A habitation of devils [demons]


SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES TO BABYLON
THE GREAT IN THE "END OF DAYS"

"So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." (Rev. 17:3)

"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." (Rev. 18:2)

"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. (Rev. 18:4)

[I know of no other verses that so directly reflect the status of the church in "the kast days" - especially as it relates to the church in the United States.]


INTRODUCTION

Needless to say, our last article – "Dwelling in a Land Where There Is No Water" – generated a great deal of controversy, especially from those who sincerely feel they have been called to stand as a WITNESS in the "streets of Babylon" in these "last days."

NOTE: More than that, many of our readers took offense at the depiction of the WHORE dwelling in the desert. Typical of the comments we received was the one by a very dear (and concerned) saint who wrote:

Dear Antipas,

I have read your articles for years, now and have learned much.

I also have enjoyed the illustrations you have used to illustrate your points throughout your articles.

So it was with dismay that I saw your October 5 article with the large picture of a nude woman languishing in the desert. I found it offensive and shocking and beneath you.

I am not a prude, but I feel you stooped to the level of the world by using that picture. It was disappointing. There are other ways to depict the same theme. I'm sick of supposed stalwart voices bending to the world's standard of using of illustrations of women's bodies in offensive ways. I don't care if you are depicting a perverted harlot church or what. Even a harlot wears clothes sometimes!

-- [Concerned Reader]

To which I answered:

Dear -- [Concerned Reader],

I am truly sorry that you were offended by our depiction of the harlot church. But you must realize that the power of this church lies in its POWER OF SEDUCTION. She is no Sally Frump.

When we attempt to MINIMIZE that power, we are doing a disservice to the Word of God.

You say, "I'm sick of supposed stalwart voices bending to the world's standard of using illustrations of women's bodies in offensive ways;" but you should remember, concerned reader, it is the Word of God that uses this illustration.

May God bless and keep you,

Antipas

Now, I cannot say at this point that there is no merit in what those who are criticizing me are saying - especially in light of the fact that those who took me to task for implying that their efforts to raise up a testimony in the U.S. may be futile are themselves very, very sincere Christians whom I deeply admire.

BUT what I can say is that the weight of the evidence appears to be against them, not only scripturally, but also because their efforts (at least so far) to raise up such a testimony in their own localities appear to be futile.

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF GOD'S
WITNESSES IN THESE "LAST DAYS"

Now, before we continue any further, it's probably necessary that we examine the nature of the TWO WITNESSES that God is raising up in these "last days" to testify against (1) the apostate (ie, fallen) church and (2) the American New World Order System: They are CORPORATE beings, not individuals.

  1. Israel, and

The two olive trees (Rev. 11:4)

  1. The church.

The two candlesticks (Rev. 11:4)

Both of these entities are CORPORATE in nature. [Please see Part 6 and Part 7 of Chapter VIII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Two Witnesses" and "Parables and Ciphers;" also our article, "The Entwined Destinies of Israel and the Church."]

Insofar as these Two Witnesses are concerned, the Bible is NOT referring to individual Christians and individual Jews as such; what the Bible has in mind here are Christians and Jews standing CORPORATELY as (1) the church, and (2) Israel.

Sadly (and I really mean that), I must tell you that those who have both phoned me and written me concerning what they believe is my stand against them as individual witnesses in these "last days" have – in every instance that I am aware of – been singularly unable to establish a meaningful church-life willing to take an uncompromising position regarding the Prophetic Scriptures. The only stand they have been able to take is a stand as individuals and not corporately. [We URGE you to see Chapter V of the New Antipas Papers, "The Church."]

NOTE: The Bible speaks of the church in two ways:

  • The church universal.
  • The church local.

For example, in I Cor. 12:28 the Bible says:

"And God hath set some in the church (singular), first apostles, secondly, prophets, thirdly, teachers ..." (1 Cor. 12:28)

However, in the Revelation the Bible says,

"I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches (plural) which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea." (Rev. 1:11)

And again, in I Cor. 14:23 we read,

"... the whole church assembled together ..." (I Cor. 14:23)

In the first instance (I Cor. 12:28), the Bible is speaking of the church universal, and in the second instance (Revelation I:11 and I Corinthians 14:23), the Bible is referencing the church local.

When speaking of the church universal, the Bible is referencing all those believers of every race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, locality, language, and civilization - and even those who have died and are now with the Lord. When speaking of the church local, the Bible is referencing those believers who "assemble together" because they are physically able to do so - that is to say, they live in proximity to one another as in the case referenced above in I Cor. 14:23.

IT IS THE CHURCH THAT "ASSEMBLES TOGETHER" – ie, the local church –WHERE THE ONENESS OF GOD IS DEMONSTRATED TO THE WORLD SO THAT THE -

"...WORLD MAY BELIEVE THAT THOU HAST SENT ME." (John 17:21)"

Are you a member of such a local church? – a local church that embraces the WHOLE truth of the Prophetic Scriptures?

Her homeland (Heimat) is in the DESERT! - a place where there is no water; and without water there is no possibility of life. No matter how much the desert is tilled, no matter how much the desert is worked, no matter how much it is fertilized, life cannot take hold in a place like that. It is DEAD.

GIVING SUBSTANCE TO REVELATION 17:3

Anchor Verse:
Rev. 17:3

This seems to give substance to Revelation 17:3 where the Scripture tells us that the woman of Revelation 17 dwells in a land where there is no water. And again, where there is no water, there can be no life. No matter how much the desert is tilled, no matter how much the desert is worked, no matter how much it is fertilized, life cannot take hold in a place like that. It is DEAD. What's that imply? – it implies there is no longer any hope for life in the place where this Woman dwells, ie., in the United States!

Anchor Verse:
Rev. 18:2

AND WHAT ABOUT REV, 18:2?

And what about Revelation 18:2:

"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." (Rev. 18:4)

NOTE: Babylon . . . is fallen . . . and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold [prison] of every foul spirit, and a cage [prison] of every unclean and hateful [hated] bird ..."

What a testimony against the apostate church and the United States, the homeland (Heimat) of the American New World Order System.

The devils (evil angels) live there and are FULLY IN CONTROL ...

THE U.S. HAS BECOME THE FUNNEL FOR EVIL SPIRITS
TO ENTER THE WORLD "AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH"

Luke 17:26 declares:

"... as it was in the days of Noe [Noah], so shall it be also in the days of the [coming of the] Son of man ..."

- which is to say, that once again the earth shall be invaded by the same evil spirits that assailed the earth prior to the Flood, and (as a result) -

"... iniquity shall abound [greatly increase]" (Mathew 24:12).

... and these malignant spirits - like a flood that has burst its boundaries - are beginning to inundate the earth again ...

Moreover, this will be so much the case that it will even surpass the iniquity that predominated on earth in the days of Noah, and led God to destroy the earth with a great Flood; that the human race has not succumbed in the interim - i.e., between the Flood and the present - to the same vicious state of wickedness, violence and depravity that predominated on the earth before the Flood is only because of the gulf - perhaps the better word is the secular term "dimension" - that God saw fit to fix between these spirits and mankind after the deluge.

But, as we alluded above, that dimension is once again being pierced, and the gulf that God placed between man and these evil spirits is once again being bridged; the bands broken; and these malignant spirits - like a flood that has burst its boundaries - are beginning to inundate the earth again. [Please see our articles, "Witchcraft and the Paranormal" and "The Evil among Us."]

Moreover, it is in the environs of Babylon (ie., the U.S.) that this breach has occurred; and so we have the terrible warning of Scripture:

"BABYLON ... HAS BECOME THE HABITATION OF DEVILS, AND THE HOLD [PRISON] OF EVERY FOUL SPIRIT, AND A CAGE OF EVERY UNCLEAN AND HATEFUL BIRD [SPIRIT]." (Revelation 18:2) [Please see Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17."]

It is precisely here that one cannot help but wonder what's "going on" in Area 51 in the Nevada desert.

Area 51 in the Nevada desert.

Indeed, The appearance of "extraterrestrials" that seems to haunt the world today appears to be inextricably bound up with Area 51 and the "development" (so to speak) of a new hyper-secret spacecraft called the Aurora which means "GODDESS OF DAWN."

GODESS OF DAWN

Rare picture of the Aurora in flight (left); picture of UFOs seen by thousands of people over Phoenix (right) - probably the Aurora.

According to the Russian newspaper Pravda, the Russian military has reported that -

"The Aurora plane possesses fantastic supersonic speeds. Here, we are talking about totally NEW kind of aircraft: spy planes, fighter planes, transport planes, etc. They will be able to fly from the atmosphere into space and then return to Earth. The Americans have been working on this kind of aircraft for years already, developing several "star wars" projects. In effect, what the U.S. has been doing is working on the first ever SPACE ARMY, which would provide the United States with complete domination in near-Earth orbit. It will not be possible for any antimissile defense complexes to hit such planes, as they will be completely out of reach. The American space army will be able to hit any target on planet Earth at any moment." [Interestingly, it was Pravda that blew the whistle on what the CIA was doing in Africa regarding Ebola and AIDS - please see our article, "The Drug Epidemic, Viruses, Ebola and AIDS."]

The disc (i.e., the "wheel within a wheel") that Ezekiel saw in the Babylonian desert.

Evidently, the Aurora is capable of flying at thousands and thousands of miles per hour, stopping on a dime, and making right angle turns; obviously, that kind of physics does not fit into the "world of man;" it seems to be akin to what Ezekiel saw thousands of years ago in the deserts of ancient Babylon:

"In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

"The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans [i.e., the Babylonians] by the river Chebar [a tributary to the Euphrates]; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.

"And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it ...

"And it's likenesss ... was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps ... and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

"Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one WHEEL [disc] upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

"The appearance of the WHEELS and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a WHEEL in the middle of a WHEEL. (Ezekiel 1:2-4, 13, 14-16)

Naturally enough, what Ezekiel saw was from God; but the "entities" the scientists at Area 51 are "fooling around with" are from Satan.

It is precisely because of what's happening in Area 51 that not only "conspiracy nuts," but scientists in some of America's most prestigious universities think that "contact" has been made with the kind of "other-world entities" discussed in Genesis 6. [Please see, "As in the Days of Noah."]

AND SO NOW WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND ...

And so now we begin to understand the phantom-like forces that have gathered themselves around those who inhabit the precincts of Babylon and most especially the corridors of the CIA - spectral authorities ("principalities," "powers," and "rulers of darkness" capable of morphing people into MONSTERS who think nothing of perverting science to achieve their ends; that is to say, if, one is unable to perceive how HORRIBLE a crime it is to create a fast-acting cancer (as we described in our article, "The Ghosts and Phantoms that Lurk behind the CIA") with technologies that clearly emanate from the precincts of hell; if he is unable to grasp the magnitude of such a violation of science; unable to understand that this kind of misdeed is of a dimension never before seen in the history of man, it can only mean that such a person himself is a long way down the road to being "borged" into the same kind of malevolent fiend as those who participated with the CIA in the making of these cancer-causing concoctions. [Again, please see our articles, "Witchcraft and the Paranormal" and "The Evil among Us."]

All this gives evidence - if any more is really needed - as to how wide a breach has been made in the atmosphere over the United States – and one would do well to note what happened to those who in the past have attempted to deal with these spirits outside the will of God – and that even after they had adjured these evil spirits by "the name of Jesus" (cf. Acts 19:13):

"And the evil spirit answered and said unto them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?

"And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and mastered both of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded." (Acts 19:15-16)

One had better be careful in confronting evil spirits. It is not enough to adjure such spirits "by Jesus whom Paul preacheth" (Acts 19:13); but one must be acting in the WILL OF GOD.

In the light of this, one must ask himself, "Am I in the will of God by trying to take a stand against the apostate church and the American New World Order System merely as an individual and not as part of a local church – a local church that embraces the whole of the Prophetic Scriptures."

NOTE: The Bible says that the church is -

"... the PILLAR and GROUND of the TRUTH" (1 Tim. 3:15)

If, then, a church no longer "abides in that truth" (I John 2:27) can it really be called a church? The answer is obviously, No! Just because people who call themselves Christian meet together does not in itself mean that they meet as the church. The Mormons, the Moonies, the Jehovah Witnesses and countless other similar sects call themselves Christian - but does that mean that when they meet together, they meet as (or constitute) the church? - No, of course not! Why? - because they do not meet on the "ground of truth," despite the fact that they call themselves Christian.

Plainly, that means that if a church refuses to WHOLLY embrace the truth of the Prophetic Scriptures, they are no longer a church.

The Bible says:

"... God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST worship him in spirit and in TRUTH. (John 4:24)

And it goes on to say,

"Whosoever ... abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, HATH NOT GOD ..." (2 John 1:9)

[We URGE you to see Chapter III of our on-line book, "The Church: ONE CANNOT FIGHT AGAINST THE APOSTATE CHURCH AND THE AMERICAN SUPER-STATE AS AN INDIVIDUAL; IT MUST BE DONE AS THE CHURCH."]

Anchor Verse:
Rev. 18:4

AND FINALLY THERE IS REV, 18:4

Finally, there is the matter of Revelation 18:4:

"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. (Rev. 18:4)

Rev 18:4 can be divided into three parts:

  • FIRST, the COMMANDMENT itself: "COME OUT OF HER."
  • SECOND, the REASON why we must "Come out."
  • THIRD, the JUDGMENT that will accrue to us if we fail to obey the heavenly command.

The FIRST part speaks for itself: "COME OUT." Most Christians in the United States want to believe that this verse applies only to the "Apostate Church," as if there is no PHYSICALITY attached to Babylon. But that, of course, is absurd. As the great Bible expositor F.C. Jennings tells us, Babylon the Great is a two-part entity, physical Babylon [America] and religious Babylon [America's apostate church], and the two are indissolubly co-related: In the light of all this, it would seem that to escape the one would NECESSITATE escaping the other. Hence, the words of Scripture "Come out of her" must also mean - in addition to leaving the "Apostate Church" - emigrating out of the United States.

The power of Babylon to corrupt - and corrupt UTTERLY.

Then we come to the SECOND part of Rev. 18:4, the REASON why we must "Come out of her." The reason is:

"... THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS ..."

Now this is VERY important! The reason that the Lord gives is NOT because we face martyrdom if we fail to do so, as most Christians naively suppose. What God is concerned about here is that if we stay in Babylon we will be TAINTED by Babylon's sin and spiritually CORRUPTED.

When one so cavalierly dismisses the ability of Babylon to corrupt, it only proves that such a person does not appreciate the POWER of Babylon to contaminate one's soul. The fact of the matter is, just as the life (so to speak) of the Nazi state became so intertwined and twisted together with the lives of Germany's individual citizens that it became impossible to function any longer as a human being in Germany without at the same time being involved intimately with the crimes of that nation, SO NOW IT IS FAST BECOMING IMPOSSIBLE TO FUNCTION ANY LONGER AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WICKEDNESS THIS COUNTRY IS VISITING ON THE REST OF THE WORLD.

And that brings us to the THIRD part of Revelation 18:4. - the JUDGMENT that will accrue to us if we fail to obey the heavenly command and - as a result - become "partakers in her sins:" We will be JUDGED with Babylon and the people of Babylon:

"... (1) come out of her, my people, that ye (2) be not partakers of her sins, and (3) THAT YE RECEIVE NOT OF HER PLAGUES (judgments)." (Rev. 18:4) [We URGE you to read our article, "Understanding What You Will Be Facing during the Tribulation."]

[Please see our five part series, “THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW 'NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS' IN THE UNITED STATES AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN TO YOU: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.”]

These three ANCHOR VERSESie., Revelation 17:3, 18:2 and 18:4 – cannot help but be seen as evidence regarding the futility of any "work" for God that is centered in the United States.

ANCHOR VERSES:
Revelation 17:3, 18:2 and 18:4

Now, I am not yet ready to dismiss the possibility of such a work (ie., the establishment of a meaningful church life with a group of believers prepared to embrace the WHOLE of the Prophetic Scriptures) – and I have not yet given up the hope of finding such a church-life in the U.S. Still, one wonders if one is not -

"Kicking against the pricks." (Acts 9:5)

Something to think about!

Nonetheless, we feel compelled to continue to establish meaningful church-lives in the United States, if only because of the sincerity of many of those who continue to believe it is possible to do so.

An oasis in the desert - meaningful church-lives in the United States

There are two different ways we at Antipas are attempting to establish meaningful church-life expressions in the United States. You can involve yourself in the work of the ministry:

  • ADULLUM'S CAVE (Press here)
    Our dear brother-in-the-Lord, Fred Palmquist - a FOUNDING MEMBER of Antipas Ministries - has felt led of the Lord to attempt to establish a meaningful church-life in Sacramento – proving that there still might exist some water in the desert – there are a few watering holes in the wilderness.

    Sophia Scholl

  • ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO BECOME PARTICIPANTS IN THE MYSTERY OF THE "TWO WITNESSES:" TO HAVE THE COURAGE OF SOPHIE SCHOLL (Press here)
    Become a participant in the MYSTERY OF THE "TWO WITNESSES;" have the courage of Sophia Scholl: PASS OUT OUR FLYERS. It could very well turn out to be a way that the names gleaned can be re-directed back to you; in this way – and over time – you can build up a group in your area to stand with you in your efforts to establish a ;pca; amd meaningful church-life.

More next time.

God bless all of you.

SR Shearer,
Antipas

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