Babylon's Open Arms
Sweet Nothings" is an interesting phrase. It is often used in reference to something that is meant to be endearing, but is actually very shallow. Sweet nothings are said for the purpose of making us feel good, but the words have no substance behind them; they are meaningless. It is in essence a flattering, heart-warming lie.
In the video below, a young woman presents a message which is filled with sweet nothings. Her words (and the accompanying "Christian" music) are designed to pull on the emotions, but have no basis in truth. Yet, what she presents has fast become the rule of thumb for most churches and the prevailing doctrine of many professing believers. The problem is, while it may sound good, it is a doctrine of devils.
"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding...To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead." Proverbs 2:1-2, 16-18
"My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother...For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life." Proverbs 6:20, 23-26
"My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye...That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words...And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner...With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him...Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death." Proverbs 7:1-2, 5, 10-12, 21, 27
Who is the strange woman referred to in these texts? It is not the
woman in the video below, it is the religious harlot named Babylon. I did not post the full texts of these chapters so as to not make the article too long, though there is more to be understood from just what is posted here. However, notice how this woman is described.
The woman is strange, meaning that she is a whore. She will be intimate with anyone who advances her cause; she has no discretion. Her heart is filled with subtlety & deceit; it is the heart of a serpent (Genesis 3:1). She knows of God's covenant, but has walked away from it. She is beautiful...to the flesh. It is the lusts in man which make her appear to be appealing & attractive. She is a seductress, who actively hunts for victims. With quiet charm or unrelenting insistence, she exerts spiritual force to lure people into her traps. She is on every corner, just as we see with many churches today. Her ways lead to death.
There is one thing we need to understand. Babylon is attractive to our flesh, and she is on the prowl. If there is any part of our flesh that has not been crucified, she will be enticing to us with her smooth sayings. When we are drawn away by our own lusts, Babylon is there for us, ready to whisper sweet nothings into our itching ears in order to comfort & feed our flesh.
"And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." Galatians 5:24
We spoke before about how people are going into apostasy in droves.
Well, many of these folks are not outright denying Jesus; rather, they
are rushing into Babylon's open arms.
There is one continued protection cited to keep us from this harlot and that is the word of God. In these days where the Lord tells us that deception will be extremely high, we need to meditate more in the word of God than we ever have before. What combats a lie, but the truth? This is why one of the first things that Babylon has to do in order to ensnare you is keep you from the word of God, deny its authority, or pervert its meaning. Stay far away (in terms of
fellowship) from those who do not honor God's word, because the Lord honors His word even above His name (Psalm 138:2).
"And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." Daniel 11:32
Do you truly know the God you claim to serve? Ask the Lord to give you a heart for the truth, an ear to hear it, and a will to submit to it for deception is high. Pray for those such as this young woman so that God would bring them to the knowledge of the true Gospel and give them new life in Him. The best that religion can make you into is a hypocrite. True life may only be found in Jesus Christ. May God keep us in these times of darkness.
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