Called Out of Babylon

Saturday, 09 January 2010 08:24 | Written by Adrian Ebens | PDF | Print | E-mail

The mystical idolatrous worship of Babylon became almost universal. The Bible says:

Jer 51:7  Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

The wine of Babylon is her mystical teachings about God that confuse the mind as if it were drunk. These teachings destroy families, cut the Heavenly Father’s blessing, create a deep sense of worthlessness, anger, insecurity and the desperate need for power.

The influence of Babylon was to turn nomadic family based tribes into territorially based states defended by armies. Small villages turned into larger walled cities for easier defense. A taxation system had to be developed to provide food and weapons for the armies. Taxation demanded tyrannical kingly government to ensure the taxes were raised. The constant exposure to bloodshed hardened the men and the increased time away from their families combined with the immoral worship practices led to a sharp rise in prostitution which devastated family units and treated women little better than cattle unless they were temple prostitutes in which case they were well cared for.

This process was all part of Satan’s plan to deface the image of God in man, strip from him his dignity and make him a slave for his own purposes in his war against God. God responded in merciful love and called out a man to rebuild a family kingdom based on Father’s blessing and the reclaiming of that most precious characteristic – a nurturing submissive wife to teach the next generation how to submit to the Heavenly Father and His Son. Abraham or Abram as he was originally known lived around 700 years after Nimrod, when the Babylonian religion was dominating much of the earth.

Gen 12:1-3  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

The place that Abram was to leave was the very heart of Nimrod’s empire, the Chaldees.

Gen 11:26-28  And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

God had to take Abram away from his childhood home to break the associations and worship practices. God would bless Abram with a knowledge of a family kingdom based on the relationship of the Father and Son. God delayed the child bearing abilities of Saran until they had both learned these principles thoroughly.

God made Abram a blessing by establishing him as a pattern of how a family should function. All those who adopted Abram’s and Sarai’s family principles would find the key to pouring the Heavenly Father’s blessing into their hearts and giving them a strong sense that they are loved for who they are and not what power they possess. The great kingdom promised to Abram was conditional on a clear family structure.

Gen 18:18,19  Since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?  For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”

The phrase “For I have known him” gives a sense of a very close relationship between God and Abraham as God taught him how to care for his wife and children. He explained to him that it was designed from the beginning for a husband and Father to be a channel for the Heavenly Father to pour his blessing of being well pleased with them. Not only was a husband and Father fitted with a physical seed to be nurtured by his wife to grow children, but he was also given spiritual seed to give his wife a sense of apprecation and love and children a sense of purpose and value. Notice what Proverbs says about this:

Prov 17:6  Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.

Abraham’s ability to bless his wife and children depended heavily on Sarah’s spirit of submission; his authority was only as great as she gave him. The more she prayed for her husband’s leadership and trusted God would bless Him with the right words and decision and submitted to and trusted her husband’s word, the more her children would see that what their said was very important. Children look to their mother to determine how important and powerful is the word of their father. The apostle Peter tells us how Sarah learned to consider her husband.

1 Pet 3:5,6  For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

Since Abraham and Sarah had come from Babylon they had a lot of learning to do. They both made mistakes along the way which greatly delayed Sarah’s birth of Isaac. We wont address those mistakes here but I do address this in chapter 12 of Life Matters.

After many trials and Lessons, Abraham and Sarah were able to allow God to bless Isaac so much with the Spirit of His Son that Isaac was willing to submit to death even as Jesus was willing on the cross. Abraham also had learned to treasure the spirit of submission by determining to trust God even when it seemed impossible to do.

Gen 22:1,2,10-12  Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
It is amazing to think that God was able within the life time of one man smash the enslaving mystical system of Babylon from their minds and reclaim the worship of the true God of Heaven. It is vital to closely examine the worship system of Abraham and His family to find the keys to escaping Babylon and its intoxicating desolating system of mysticism and tyranny.



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