Long ago, before time began, you received a call to go forth into this world on an assignment from your Papa. He showed you all the obstacles you would face in this world so you would know what you were choosing when you said yes. Some of those things were vile and others were horrific, but still, you said yes. When you were born you have swept away into Babylon, and that is where we live today.
I tell you this because the call has come down from on high to leave the trappings of this world in exchange for heavenly anticipation. It’s time to come out of Babylon and return to the ways of the Lord.
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
I have many memories of a childhood filled with my large extended family. We would always get together for birthdays and have big parties with my dad’s family. With my mother’s family, we always celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was a true delight for me to have these times of joy and laughter and away from my oppressive home. Around family, I felt awe and wonder at the sight of so many that belonged to me. It made me feel safe and wanted, unlike at home.
By the time I was an adult the family get-togethers with my father’s family died off and the gatherings with my mother’s family became fewer and farther between. I was a bit disillusioned by that time, realizing that the family dynamics I once thought safe were far more fractured. Yet I had my immediate family – my parents, my sister, and her family – and we always made time to celebrate the holidays together.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Once I had children of my own it became especially important for me to carry on the traditions I learned as a child. Family was number one, and special days such as birthdays and holidays were centered around family. That was all well and good until eventually, my parents decided to spend less and less time with us over the years and my sister moved to another state. I felt alone and abandoned because I was still under a veil of denial.
It wasn’t until I began inner healing that I was able to face the truth about my past. My family was rooted deeply in the occult and had severely abused me because of it. So I began the arduous task of emotionally separating myself from my family. Physically it was easy. They no longer cared to see me, but the foundation of the importance of family was already there. It has been the most difficult thing to separate from of all.
I know you might think that coming from an abusive family would make it easy for me to walk away, but it doesn’t change the fundamental need to be loved by my parents; it’s wired into our DNA. We are born helpless infants and completely reliant on them to take care of our every need, so it was only natural for me to continue to long for that love and approval even after separation.
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
1 Corinthians 8:6
However, just because something is natural, doesn’t mean it’s healthy. The best way for me to honor my parents is to forgive them and continue to separate from the occult they inducted me into, so hopefully, they too can choose to be free. If I am not holding on to them, then the hope is for them to see that there is no need for them to continue to hold me captive.
Not only that, but the noose of power from the generations before me can now be broken off my children, and their children, until eventually the hold of the occult over my life will no longer affect anyone. I am the first in my family line to choose freedom so that I can worship the Lord with all of my heart. I was not born free, and neither were my children, but I pray someday my grandchildren will no longer be born slaves, but free to worship the Lord as I do.
We have all been born into captivity in a foreign land, but because we have never known any differently we have not been able to see our captivity. It looks normal because we are immersed in it. similarly to the Israelites born in Babylon captivity. Those that never returned to their homeland forgot all about it and merged easily into the Babylonian culture. They raised their children as Babylonians, they worshipped their gods and their temples.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sworn this oath:
“It will all happen as I have planned.
It will be as I have decided.
I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel;
I will trample them on my mountains.
My people will no longer be their slaves
nor bow down under their heavy loads.
I have a plan for the whole earth,
a hand of judgment upon all the nations.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken—
who can change his plans?
When his hand is raised,
who can stop him?”
For the next generations of Israelites, it was a seamless transition, and that is how it has been for us. We no longer remember that we are citizens of heaven here on assignment from Father God. We have taken up the traditions of Babylon and worshipped foreign gods and didn’t even realize what an offense it is, not only to Him but to our own spirit and nature as His people.
We were not created for this. We were not born to be slaves to technology, human traditions, and demonic powers holding our minds captive. We were meant to be free to worship the One True Living God with all of our hearts, souls, and minds, but so much of our souls has been captured and we can’t even see it.
This is Lucifer’s dominion and we must not forget it. We must stop falling prey to his schemes. He has our faces on a screen most hours of the day, and through those screens, we are being psychologically manipulated to think, feel, and behave in pre-programmed ways downloaded by fallen angels. We go around on the wheel of the year celebrating unholy holidays that have been handed down to us generation after generation, never questioning the true origins of these days.
And so the Lord says,
“These people say they are mine.
They honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
And their worship of me
is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.
Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites
with amazing wonders.
The wisdom of the wise will pass away,
and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear.”
We follow tradition because it is based on the foundation of family ties and the emotional weight it carries and pushed into our faces everywhere we turn. It is normal and accepted to celebrate these unholy rites, no matter how it makes us feel. Many people usually end up feeling frazzled and depressed during the holidays and they can’t pinpoint exactly why. We are being manipulated into celebrating holidays by social influences while our spirit is mourning inside of us because all we really long for is fellowship with our Father God.
We were made for communion with God. It was the purpose for which we were created. He made us a beautiful garden dwell in where we could freely live in unity with Him, but we traded it in for the lie that we too could be gods. We can never be gods, no matter how hard we try. There is no ladder high enough to ascend into the highest heaven, and no power great enough to overthrow Him. It’s just not possible, yet we continue to try.
That is why I am here to tell you that the jig is up. You can give up the pretense of trying to be good enough to please God, save yourself, save others, or any other ways you have believed you can be a god. That assignment is canceled in Jesus’ name because it is time to come up higher to hear the Word of the Lord:
Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD.
I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of Babylon, my people, so that you do not participate in her sins and suffer from any of her plagues.”