Sunday, December 30, 2012

"A voice from Heaven"/"My People"

Sorry...as usual, I have updated and added to both of today's posts.
Question:
Can you please tell me who is telling God's people to get out of "Babylon the Great"?

Reply:
...The Bible itself tells us who, at Rev.18:4.
It reads:
"Then I heard another VOICE FROM HEAVEN say:
'Come out of her, MY PEOPLE'".

Whose voice is this, who commands God's people to get out of "Babylon the Great" (as well as out from under her sealed daughters)?
Let's first look at verse 1-4...

1"After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven.
He had great authority,
and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.
2 With a mighty voice he shouted:
'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!
She has become a home for demons
and a haunt for every evil spirit,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.
3 For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
'Come out of her, my people,
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues'"

Remember that these "angels" are anointed ones (Rev.1:16,20; Dan.12:3; Rev.11:3,4; Zech.4:11,14), and that once sealed, they are considered as "heavenly" ones (Eph.2:6; Heb.12:22,23).
These are the ones that "blow their trumpets" (Rev.8:6; 1:20). The Greek for "trumpets" is associated with one's declaring "voice".
How is it that this calling angel at Rev.18:4, addresses those needing to flee, as "MY PEOPLE"?
Daniel9:24; 10:14; 12:1 will help us with this. You see, Daniel was one who was chosen, and found favor and reward with God (Dan.10:7,8,9,10,11,12). He too, was an heir of the kingdom (Dan.12:13; Heb.11:10,16,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40).
So, when Daniel is told that the Holy Ones are "his people", we learn that all who find permanent favor with God, are considered a "people" (1Pet.2:10,9,5; Hosea1:10; 2:23; Rom.9:23-29)....and all who belong to that group, consider fellow members of that group...THEIR PEOPLE/"my people" (Eph.2:19; Rev.18:4).
You may also note that this voice "from heaven", makes this announcement in response to the "mighty voice" of "authority", which has just finished teaching the true condition of Babylon. The second voice from heaven makes the warning declaration in response to what they have just learned themselves from the voice of "great authority".

Therefore,
when a sealed Chosen One declares a warning about the impending destruction upon BTG and it's Harlot;
he calls those captive... "MY PEOPLE" (Rev.18:4), because it is the Anointed who are in danger...
and it is the Chosen, who must get out of Babylon the Great!

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