Rev 18:4 - 4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:“‘Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues".
For some in the USA God used this to tell them to leave this country, or so they believed. But God means something else entirely to most of us. Through this verse He is telling us to free ourselves of the sins of this nation and become a people holy unto Him so that we don't share in the judgment that He is about to unleash upon most of those in this godless, wicked and perverted land.
Let me share with you some examples of what God has required of me lately. I cannot attend any movies rated "R" because they are filled with vulgarity, profanity and sex. Even movies rated "PG-13" I have to be careful of because of the foul language in them. It offends me when I hear "f... and f......" in every other sentence. I love to read adventure and mystery novels, but there are many authors whom I cannot read anymore because of the foul language, witchcraft and sex in their books. "Come out of her, My people!"
I used to love to attend the performances of the Vocal Majority, an a cappella group of about 150 men located in Dallas. Several months ago I was having lunch at a local restaurant and happened to be talking to the couple next to me. Somehow we got on the subject of the Vocal Majority and the guy told me that he was a singer and he knew absolutely that the great majority of that group were homosexuals. I knew that I could no longer support them and attend their performances. I cannot any longer do what the world does. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, and He absolutely condemns homosexual and lesbian behavior, although the world now praises that sinful lifestyle. We are called to be holy and separate and not to participate in the sins of the world and this nation. Yes, we will be called bigots, haters and intolerant, but that is the price we pay to be called servants of the Lord. "Come out of her, my people!"
Barry Manilow used to be one of my favorite singers. Last week I read that he recently married his longtime manager, a man. I thought about it for several days and knew that I had to throw away his CDs that I had and could no longer listen to him sing. I am also of the generation of the Fifth Dimension singing group who sang the Age of Aquarius. I can no longer listen to that song because it speaks of astrology, which God distinctly condemns. We are called to set ourselves apart from the world. "Come out of her, My people!"
I rarely watch tv because of the lifestyles portrayed on it as well as the absolute stupidity of the programing. Most of what is on it is an abomination to the Lord (and I am also speaking of the charlatans, thieves and liars on the religious networks as well - I refuse to call them "Christian" stations). I cannot understand how people can sit there all day and night watching that trash and expect to be pleasing to the Lord. "Come out of her, My people!"
It is rare that I ever watch any kind of professional sports on tv because most of the guys that are playing those games are not people that I would like to emulate nor have younger people take after. Yet every weekend millions of men sit there and worship these false idols like they are gods. Even after Tiger Woods was caught with 17 mistresses and proven to be a reprobate, people still worship him like he is a god. "Come out of her, My people!"
Too many of today's churches are teaching the "positive confession doctrines" and the "name it and claim it" theology. They teach doctrines that "tickle men's ears", and the sheep eat it up because they don't want to take the time to get into the Bible and read it themselves. Virtually no churches are calling their congregations to repent and be holy. The Methodists, Episcopalians and Presbyterians are welcoming homosexuals and lesbians into their churches and even ordaining them into the ministry - it's all about new members and money. How can anyone who calls themselves Christians participate in that kind of abomination!! "Come out of her, My people!"
Deut 22:5 - "A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this". Lately we have boys who decide at a young age that they want to be girls and their foolish, stupid parents allow them to wear girls clothing, act like girls, present themselves as girls - even in public and at school - give them girls names and refer to them as "she" or "her". They even expect them to use the girls' bathrooms and locked rooms. Then there are men who decide that God made a mistake and they should be women. They dress as women, act like women, give themselves female names and present themselves in public - even at work - as women. The price they will pay will be horrendous. "Come out of her, My people!"
The slaughter of unborn babies is looked upon as a "woman's right to choose", instead of as the sin of murder. Because of all the illicit sex and unwanted pregnancies, it is seen as a convenient way to get rid of an unwanted child. Can you imagine how much it hurts God for Him to see His innocent little creations destroyed like this? "Come out of her, My people!"
Last, but certainly not least, is Hillary Clinton. The news media love her, and they love everything that is an abomination to God. A true follower of the Lord CANNOT support her candidacy for president in any way whatsoever. She is proud, arrogant, conceited, power-hungry and a liar (hmmm, she sounds just like her reprobate husband) who IS FOR the slaughter of unborn babies and who IS FOR the abominations of homosexuality and lesbianism as well as same-sex marriages. Last night I watched the news (a real rarity for me) because I wanted to see what the weather was going to be like today. What I saw was an ad for Hillary that absolutely disgusted me because at the very end of it was a picture of two men walking along holding hands. That, my brothers and sisters, is what Hillary is about.
"COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, SET YOURSELVES APART FROM HER WICKEDNESS AND EVIL!!"