The Book of Revelations: Chapter 18:4
An Excerpt from “Come Out of Her, God’s People.” by Pam Sheppard
Whether you are ready to stop going to church or not, especially if you consider yourself “a word person,” than let the words of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, speak to you out of Revelation Chapter 18 verse 4. In this scripture, the Lord Himself declared “Come Out of Her, My People.”
I challenge the elect to ask themselves 3 simple questions concerning the Lord’s warning in the Book of Revelations, as follows:
1.Where are “God’s People?”
Could the scriptures be referring to a particular nation or country? No. God’s people are in every nation. Even though America claims to be a Christian, people of diverse persuasions can agree on this one point, namely, that America is really NOT a Christian nation. Let’s face it.The universal place where God’s people assemble for worship is “in the organized church.” It’s the only place that makes sense. In this day and time, without a passport and finances, who can walk out of their native country very easily and re-locate elsewhere? In truth, mass exodus from anywhere today is practically impossible. Jesus would not command us to do the impossible. However, anywhere in the world, we can come out of the organized church by simply no longer attending.
2.What generation of God’s people is Jesus speaking to?
Most of the book of Revelation is about the end of the church age. If the 7 churches
in the book of Revelation represent chronological symbols of church ages
throughout history, than Jesus is talking to the final generation, the church
at Laodicea. It’s a no-brainer that no other church era on earth could top
our own generation in a claim to be “rich and in need of nothing.” (Revelation
3.Are we at the end of the church age?
For all intents and purposes, if we are the church at Laodicea, where those who preach the prosperity gospel actually DO brag on how rich they are, spiritual blindness is clearly and undeniably rampant. When churchgoers haven’t a clue as to the meaning of repentance, rebirth and the resurrection and therein believe that they are saved but they are not, what could be a stronger sign that “we are near or even at the end of the
So if you answer in the affirmative to all 3 questions, then Jesus has spoken to YOU! He is warning you at this very moment to come out of the organized church,
and if you don’t, you are going to receive of her plagues.
You don’t have to be a bible scholar, a prophet or even a rocket scientist to
answer these 3 questions. Once you have your answer, then if you are a
true believer in Jesus Christ, you will know, without a shadow of a doubt that
you must “come out of Her.”
In a nutshell, ONE primary reason stands out above all others that should
be enough for the elect to decide to come out of Her. It’s because
fallen angels–religious devils–have infiltrated the entire church system. Certainly, they have no part in the true Body of Christ because the real “church” is not a building made with hands. However, through compromise and
doctrinal distortions of all kinds, there is an invisible, imposter god
undergirding every edifice, regardless of how sincere and faithful the
leadership. Consequently, if you are unknowingly worshiping an imposter,
than you are unknowingly practicing idolatry and breaking the 10
Commandments. The punishment for idolatry is a release of the curses
or “the plagues.” (Deuteronomy 28)
When judgment falls, churchgoers will not be able to find the secret place of the Most High, nor abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Paul warned the Corinthians that they should “flee fornication.” In the spirit, fornication is idolatry. In the words of Klein and Spears in their book “Devils and Demons,” these co-authors offer the elect some
sober and sound advice:
“We need to run, not walk—-as fast as we can and as far away as we can get—from any devils and demons that masquerade as our great God of the Universe.”