This is part 3 of a series about Yehovah’s called-out and set-apart men (many call them the 144,000) of the last days who will lead many out of their Egypt, their Babylon. If you have not already done so, please read Part 1 – The virgin of Israel and Part 2 – The saints, His Kind first.
Israel, Yehovah’s seed and spiritually born men (eesh) were all once just the sons of Jacob. We were chosen and set apart by Him because of His relationship with their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But we were an unfaithful people (harlots/adulterers) who left Yehovah and made covenants with and served the elohim (lawmakers and judges) of the nations which were all around us. First we served the Egyptians, then the Assyrians and finally the Babylonians.
You also committed harlotry with the Egyptians, your very fleshly neighbors, and increased your acts of harlotry to provoke Me to anger. … You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; indeed you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. Moreover you multiplied your acts of harlotry as far as the land of the trader, Chaldea [Babylon]; and even then you were not satisfied. “How degenerate is your heart!” says my master, Yehovah, “seeing you do all these things, the deeds of a brazen harlot. “You erected your shrine at the head of every road, and built your high place in every street [there is a “Church,” a place of false worship on practically every large street in America]. Yet you were not like a harlot, because you scorned payment. You are an adulterous woman, who takes strangers instead of her man [××™×©××”, eesh]. (Eze 16:26-32)
Israel, Yehovah’s bride, His saints who made covenant with him by slaughter [we saw this in part 2] were to be His special treasure (His segulah), pure, spotless and untainted by the world.
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant [we did it once at Passover, but we need to continue], then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests [Yehovah only has male priests] and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to Israel’s seed.” Exo 19:5-6
We were so unfaithful to Yehovah that He finally sent us away and cast us into all the nation of the world.
And I will judge you as women who break wedlock or shed blood are judged; I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy. I will also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your shrines and break down your high places. They shall also strip you of your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you naked and bare. (Eze 16:38-39)
And this is the condition we have been in for about 2500 years. We have been in Babylon [Here is a great link to help you understand what Babylon is.] for so long that we do notÂ even know who we are supposed to be.
“Come away from her son, she is being disciplined!”
“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 [become their servants]. Remove your veil, take off the skirt, uncover the thigh [take off your garments of righteousness], pass through the rivers [the people who dwell on earth]. Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame will be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man [××“×, aÂ·dam’, a man of the flesh].” (Isa 47:1-3)
We, I, men, have been in Babylon our entire life and are sarcastically, and legitimately, called a “virgin daughter of Babylon” and a “daughter of the Chaldeans” by Yehovah;” we have NEVER BEEN His and have always and faithfully served in Babylon.
A virgin daughter of Babylon is the antonym of the virgin of Israel; just as the sons of belial are to the righteous and upright men of Yehovah. The first has covenants with, and serves in, the kingdoms of the world; and the latter is in covenant with Yehovah and serves only Him.
Now, please compare the following verse with the one above, Isaiah 47:1-3.
Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments [the garments of 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 [on your throne], O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion [Zion, Jerusalem, and “the holy city” are all synonyms for Yehovah’s spiritually born men]! For thus says Yehovah, “You have sold yourselves for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” (Isa 52:1-3)
Awake! Awake! This is my message for you today and the same message of the Song of Songs!
You (men) can become one of the great ones in the future; part of the “male-child” and one of the el who will rule with Yehovah in the Millennial kingdom.
Even now Yehovah is raising up a people for Himself. They are all men who will leave the kingdom of their birth, join themselves to Yehovah and His other called-out men as a Ger; and then draw near at Passover and become His segulah, His special treasure, His Ezrach man. THIS IS THE BORN AGAIN EXPERIENCE and this is the “one new man.” This man, because of this spiritual birth, has now ALWAYS been Yehovah’s and therefore eligible to become His spouse. Yes, even Yehovah is a polygynist. 😉
“Then shall the virgin [×‘×ª×•×œ×”, beÂ·thuÂ·lah] rejoice in the dance, young men [×•×‘×—×¨×™×, baÂ·chuÂ·rim] and the old, together; for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. (Jer 31:13)
For as a young man [×‘×—×•×¨, baÂ·chur’] marries [×™×‘×¢×œ, ba’Â·al – masters] a virgin [×‘×ª×•×œ×”, beÂ·thuÂ·lah], So Thou shall marry [×™×‘×¢×œ×•×š, ba’Â·al – master ] Thy sons [×‘× ×™×š, possessive and plural form of ben]; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride , so shall thy Elohim rejoice over thee. (Isa 62:5)
The virgin of Israel, who was a virgin daughter of Babylon, is Yehovah’s Ezrach man and Yehovah’s future bride. Yeshua is NOT the groom, he is just one more bride to be. All the NT “bride of christ” nonsense is yet one more false image which we have adopted that simply has no foundation in Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging words given through Moses and His other prophets.
Right now Yehovah is raising up the old dry bones of many a daughter of Babylon (many a man) and drawing him near to Himself; and it is at Passover, the Time of Life, that He will breathe the breath of life into him. THIS is how a nation will be born in a single day. Everyone else will remain the walking dead of the earth.
But like so much of what I write, this is all about men; and I am sure there are many ladies asking, “What about us? Where do we fit into all this? Well, in part 4 I hope to answer those questions both to your satisfaction and in accordance with Yehovah’s word; at the very least, the latter. Surviving the coming last days is all about conforming our lives (both men and their women) to Yehovah’s created purpose for them. Noah’s woman (NaÂ·aÂ·mah’) made it alive through the flood because her man “walked with Yehovah.”
Go to Part 4 – A Woman of Worth Will Live
2 thoughts on “Yehovah’s Servants (3) – A Virgin Daughter of Babylon”
Michael, this is good stuff, as always. It is just confusing when the Word says things like “virgin daughter & bride.” So I’m hoping to get my head a little clearer as time & your lessons goes by.
Yes Genia, it is hard for the natural mind to understand things related to spirit Elohim. This is why so few understand the message which Yehovah has given his people. It is understood precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little. Those who will not seek, will not find anything; and they will remain in their darkness.
Here are a couple of links that will help you understand one of the most misunderstood books in the Tanach; The Song of Songs.
Your question is why I include so many links in my writings; Yehovah words can only be understood in the context of all His other words.