SOLD, Graphite on Paper, 20.5 cm x 28 cm (8″ x 11″)
“Come out of her [Babylon], my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes…She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.” (Revelation 18:4-5, 8)
“But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.” (Matthew 13:16)
I am writing this directly to those who can see. There will be those who are offended by what I say and those who can see. I want to encourage those who can see to remain true to Jesus. Don’t be afraid to come out of the counterfeit “church”, that which has a form of godliness but denies the power of God (2 Timothy 3:5), that which is religion rather than relationship with God, that which is based upon the traditions of man rather than the Word of God, that which promotes Christ as figurehead but denies him as Head. You know deep down in your spirit it is not right with her. “See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She was once full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her…” (Isaiah 1:21)
Don’t be afraid to come out of her lest you share in her sins and in her judgment (Revelation 18:4-5). Don’t be deceived. If you can see, you know you can see, for God has granted you sight. Don’t be afraid to come out of her. Don’t be afraid of the persecution you will suffer (Revelation 2:8-11). The blind will always persecute the living–those who can see (John 9).
This is the true Christianity you’ve always wanted to live–the way of truth, purity, holiness, life–the fire of God’s life in the Holy Spirit burning in you.
Don’t be afraid to come out if you can see.
“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:36-38)