By Pamela Sheppard
Jesus warned in Revelation 18:4 “COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE.” After the fall of the World Trade Center on 9/11/01, I thought that Revelation Ch: 18 was fulfilled right before my eyes for several reasons. However, one fact caused me to know that the dust fallout in NYC and the fall of “world trade” were not the complete fulfillment of this chapter. Why? Because the World Trade Center may be rebuilt. The scripture clearly states that when Babylon Falls, there will be no rebuilding of her. Yet as did others, I presumed that either NYC or on a larger scale, America is Mystery Babylon.
I began to tell people to come out of my home town, the Big Apple while others were shouting, “Leave America.” A small exodus has occurred on both fronts: with NYC dwellers moving either upstate or out of state and others, fleeing the US have taken refuge in Canada.Some prophets are saying that the remnant in this country are going to fly away to the Carribean when things get really dangerous here.
After a few years, I realized that NYC is not Babylon. Could it be America? Perhaps.Yet if we left NYC or America, where in the world shall we go, even if we had enough money to get there!!! The Carribean has too many hurricanes! So I don’t think that Jesus would warn us to do something that was not possible for ALL of His elect to do.
There are many reasons why I believe that besides the political and economic systems, the organized church is a part of the world. Yet, I center on ONE reason. Since the job of the organized church around the world is to tend the sheep, failing to feed the sheep truth by sound doctrine is a serious matter. No one can deny that the entire church system is “heeding seducing spirits and spreading doctrines of devils.” (I Tim 4:1-4)