This is the first of a series of blogs which address the process of coming out of Babylon and becoming one of Yehovah’s called out and set-apart people. There are a group of men (with their women and children) who will come completely out of the world before the tribulation begins; these special men are setting themselves apart as an example of what Yehovah desires for all his people and will become some of the great ones in His kingdom.
Men Who Are Coming Out of Their Babylon Now Will Become Future Leaders
Yehovah in Jeremiah chapter 23 speaks of the good shepherds who will feed His sheep in the last days and says this:
“But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says Yehovah. (Jer 23:3-4)
When we left Egypt the first time, it was impressive; we saw the strong-arm of Yehovah both in our exodus from Egypt and His provision, protection and instruction while we were in the wilderness and on our way to the Promised Land. It was just prior to our coming out of Egypt that Yehovah raised up and set apart two men to lead us. Those men were Moses and Aaron.
Both Moses and Aaron left the jurisdictional authority of the Pharaoh by coming out of Egypt, on their own, well before Yehovah brought the rest of Israel out. Moses, of course, had left 40 years prior to us and Aaron came out, as it were, in the eleventh hour.
“So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they [also] each received a denarius. (Mat 20:8-9)
Yehovah is even now looking for laborers who are coming out now to work in His field; men who are 100% His and can be trusted to lead His people in the ways that they should go, by their example. These men are no longer involved in any harlotry with the world.
Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Israel’s seed: Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners. And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of Yehovah and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined, and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your Elohim [your only lawmaker and judge]. (Num 15:37-41)
Listen to the sarcasm as Yehovah speaks to his cast out people who played the harlot,
“Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones and grind meal. Remove your veil, take off the skirt, uncover the thigh, pass through the rivers. Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame will be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man [a·dam – a man of the flesh].” (Isa 47:1-3)
Virgin daughter of Babylon! Ha – she has never been His and has always served other elohim [lawmakers and judges]. But now, look what Yehovah says through Isaiah (just five chapters later) to the same people in the latter days “Wake up you sleepy people and make yourself free to serve only Me!”
Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments [righteousness], O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; Sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! (Isa 52:1-2)
Depart! Depart! Go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her, be clean, you who bear the vessels of Yehovah. For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for Yehovah will go before you, and the Elohim of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isa 52:11-12)
“Zion“, “Jerusalem” and the “holy city” are Yehovah’s called out and set-apart men who have circumcised both in heart and in their flesh and have become His Ezrach men at Passover. These men, who desire to lead Yehovah’s people, are coming from their Babylon, their Egypt, ahead of all others and Yehovah will help them do it; He personally will lead them and be their rear guard.
But today there is no wilderness left for Yehovah’s called out men to flee to; and to separate ourselves from the world we must understand just how we are being held to it.
Now Is the Time To Begin Coming Out Of Babylon
We are at the eleventh hour, but it is not yet too late to be chosen as one of Yehovah’s set-apart men and to become one of the great ones in His kingdom. Please join me as we explore what coming out of Babylon means today and how we can potentially become one of the 144,000, the virgin of Israel.
My journey in coming out of the world has taken many years; but as the last days approach I hope that many will be able to benefit from my experiences and come out of Babylon more quickly than I did.