The Mall-ification of the American Church(Babylon)
So you increased your acts of prostitution to include the land of the merchants, the Babylonians. Even after that, you weren’t satisfied.
(Eze 16:29 GW)
All the nations fell because of the wine of her sexual sins. The kings of the earth had sex with her. Her luxurious wealth has made the merchants of the earth rich.” I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of Babylon, my people, so that you do not participate in her sins and suffer from any of her plagues. Her sins are piled as high as heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Do to her what she has done. Give her twice as much as she gave. Serve her a drink in her own cup twice as large as the drink she served others. She gave herself glory and luxury. Now give her just as much torture and misery. She says to herself, ‘I’m a queen on a throne, not a widow. I’ll never be miserable.’ For this reason her plagues of death, misery, and starvation will come in a single day. She will be burned up in a fire, because the Lord God, who judges her, is powerful. “The kings of the earth who had sex with her and lived in luxury with her will cry and mourn over her when they see the smoke rise from her raging fire. Frightened by her torture, they will stand far away and say, ‘How horrible, how horrible it is for that important city, the powerful city Babylon! In one moment judgment has come to it!’ “The merchants of the earth cry and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo anymore.
(Rev 18:3-11 GW)
There is a quote from an unknown source but I see it holds true today.
“Christianity started out in Palestine as a fellowship. Then it moved to Greece
and became a philosophy, then it went to Rome and became an institution,
and then it went to Europe and became a government. Finally it came to
America where we made it an enterprise.”
Aren’t people bought and sold and traded as commodities in the American Church System, They are used for their gifts and talents and then, when they have nothing left to give, they’re discarded like one would throw away a chicken bone after the meat had been stripped off the bone.(Bones, however have value to God, as Adam’s bride came from a single bone And, let’s not forget Ezekiel’s valley of dry bones that he was told to prophesy over) Doesn’t a church’s attendance depend on the popularity of the pastor and the quality of the worship band. How many people attend because they are sold out to Jesus and they long for His presence. Of all the services that people will attend, the prayer service is the least attended.
I saw a vision a little while ago. In the vision I saw many pulpits and preachers in the pulpits. Some were in robes and some in suits. These were well-respected, very learned men. They were all preaching to a very large congregation and the eyes of everyone in the congregation were riveted on the pastors and their ears were attuned to every word that was being spoken by them. In back of these pastors I saw Jesus on the cross. Not once did any of these pastors mention Jesus or the cross and not once did the people look past the pastors to see Jesus on the cross.
Another vision I saw was that of a man and a woman at a table in a restaurant. The man had taken the woman to eat but the purpose if the meal was for him to have sex with her, thus gratifying only himself. As they were talking and eating, I saw his head turn and lust after every other woman that would walk by and wonder what it would be like to have sex with them. Then I felt that the Lord say that this is His people. They don’t seek after Him but after Holy Spirit orgasms. They go from church to church and person to person until their flesh is satisfied. The Lord had this to say of such people, “A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. (Mat 16:4 NIV)
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
(2Ti 4:3-4 NASB)
The Greek word for tickled is: knḗthō; fut. knḗsō, a later form of knáō (n.f.), to cut, scrape, scratch, tickle. In the NT, only in the pass. meaning to be tickled, to feel an itching. Metaphorically in 2Ti_4:3 meaning being tickled, itching referring to the ears, having an itch to hear something pleasing.
This is what I feel the :Lord saying to me.