Considering Proverbs 5:10-13

10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

We are still considering the house of the “strange woman” and why we should walk away from it. As a recap, my first thoughts about the “strange woman” are tied into Mystery Babylon, but in a spiritual sense in so much as she reflects the ways of Satan which include, false accusation and slander, murderous intentions, opposition and corruption of Jesus’s ways and teachings, tempting others to sin, and exalting one’s self above all others.

We can be of the “strange woman” when we do what she does. We have all done some of these things, even if only hating someone in our heart or being angry with the brethren. We all need Jesus to pull us out of the ways of the “strange woman”—the ways of Satan.

If we continue to do the things Satan does, how can we say that we are children of God?

Jesus said:

37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not (John 8:37-45).

When we reject the ways of Jesus, we are accepting the ways of the devil. Do we think that just because we carry the name of Jesus as Christians, we will escape should we align ourselves with the ways of the “strange woman?”

I don’t think we will. At the very least, there will be chastisement. From what I’ve seen and had told to me, many Christian churches today blame the unbelievers for the problems we have today, many have declared a sort of spiritual warfare against the ungodly.

I’m telling you, we need to worry about ourselves first. The ungodly will behave in an ungodly manner, and hating them while esteeming ourselves so highly will not change anything. We need to consider our own sinfulness—of which there is an abundance—enough so that God Himself might be perfectly keen on giving our country and our church over to the hand of our enemies—even the false Christ and Mystery Babylon.

The chastening we see now pales in comparison to what is to come. And we want to blame everyone but ourselves. This is not good. This will get us nowhere. There is nothing that we can accuse the unbelievers of doing that we have not also done—and we are the Christians. Should judgment not begin with us considering we carry the name of Jesus?

We are just like the children of God of old. We think that because we are “Abraham’s seed” or in other words, “Christians” that no harm will come to us. We think that because we carry the name of Jesus, we are the good ones. We harp over the sins of the world not realizing that we fueled so much of the problems we have today.

How so? We were of the “strange woman” and her spouse: Satan. We did not show this world what Jesus was really about as we should have. Being a “Christian” nation, who is to blame? If we were the light and salt of the earth, why is the nation in darkness and distasteful to God?

What will we do when our house is overtaken by the false Christ and his Whore?

“Strangers will be filled with our wealth, and our labors will be in the house of a stranger.”

Our Christianity will be utterly consumed by the ways of this world as mainstream Christianity is united with the “strange woman.” Our treasures in heaven become the wealth of the wicked because we forsook our wealth—the ways of Jesus—and adopted the ways of Satan. All the work that our Christian brethren had done before us to further our Christian faith are consumed and caught up in this great apostasy—and this is the will of God. This is our chastisement, and it is the undoing of many Christians.

I know we do not like to think in these terms. In-fact, this teaching directly opposes most ways in which Christians think about the antichrist and the great whore of Mystery Babylon. So, I expect this teaching seems Satanic—just as the teachings of Jesus seemed Satanic to the religious authorities of His day.

It brings me no satisfaction to say these things. It makes me feel sick to my stomach. I say these hard things because I love you and because I know what is coming for you if you do not turn away from the house of the “strange woman.”

You will have your “candlestick removed out of its place” as you are taken in by the deceit of the antichrist, thinking this is the return of your Lord, Jesus. You will welcome Satan because you welcome him already. He is already in your midst, just as the spirit of the “strange woman” is already in your midst—and you love them. Many of you, at least. Yet, until that day comes when the church fully joins with her, I will continue to love you as my brethren. I will keep telling you to repent of your ways so that some might be spared.

Many do not love the corrupted ways of Christianity today, but they are confused. They are confused because it seems incredibly wrong to go against anything that has the name of Jesus on it. It seems incredibly wrong to say that much of what happens in churches today in the United States is wickedness. It seems incredibly wrong to hold Christianity accountable for the troubles of our nation instead of placing the blame on the unbelievers.

However, many know this is true—they just need to hear it said from someone else. You are not wicked or crazy for thinking these things, and you are not alone in thinking these things either.

Even so, God is in control. He is still dealing patiently with us, and all Christians are to be treated as our brethren. For now. The wheat is not yet gathered to the barn, as the parable of Jesus says. Many among us seem as tares, but they are our fellow servants. We do not judge anyone before their time. We do not beat our fellow servants. If we see that something is wrong with Christianity today, we must begin by evaluating our self lest we become hypocrites.

Jesus will judge it. Those who continue to abide in the house of the “strange woman” are thrown into the lake of fire—which is the second death.

11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

How do we come out from the house of the “strange woman?”

We all need the mercy of Jesus. We all have struggles with her house in some way, or at least we have at one point or another. There is no error that the blood of Jesus will not cover, but there comes a time for Christian chastisement as we read in Revelation and in the teachings of Jesus Himself. Eventually, that chastisement turns into a casting off of many, even if the name of Jesus was on their lips. This is a serious matter. We need to throw ourselves at His abundant mercy and seek Him more sincerely.

We can begin by looking at our own sins honestly. It is true that the blood of Jesus covers us after we repent and receive Him as our Lord and Savior. However, do we take His blood and forgiveness for granted? It is unlikely that we would treat a fellow human that way. We would not continue to sin against someone repeatedly without regret just because they will forgive us. That is abuse. Do not abuse the blood of Jesus.

Secondly, we can consider how we treat our fellow servants. Do we hate other Christian denominations in our heart, all the while considering that our denomination is the right one, exalted above all else? Do we turn a blind eye to the sin and false teaching of our denomination?

Thirdly, we remember that with what judgement we judge, we will be judged. This includes the sins we judge the unbelievers for as well as judgement among the church collectively. If we have sinned in some similar way yet we rebuke harshly and with cruelty, we are in hypocrisy. We are in hypocrisy anytime we bully another human being.

This also includes the way we judge the Word of God and the way we use His word for the destruction of others. This also includes our judgment about the judgment of God—specifically our mainstream ideas of eternal conscious torture—and other like ideas that degrade the name of God and of the Son. Do we want to bring this judgment to the world? “Whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

These are some basics to consider, but the main thing is to set Jesus up as the King of our life in truth. That means Jesus must be above our political affiliations, our Christian denomination, and our desire for sinful living. Jesus must instruct us in His word in spirit. If we seek Jesus first with humility, He will teach us. He will show us our errors. He will bring us out of the house of the “strange woman.”

Then, once the beams are removed from our eyes, we can hope to lead others away as well on an individual level. Christianity is of the heart, resides in the individual, and is made strong when we come together in the right spirit.  

We do not attack our nation. We do not attack churches. We do not attack our brethren. We do not attack unbelievers. We love all and hold hope for all. We show the world what Jesus is really about.

The judgement of God is brought by the hands and house of the wicked, not us, then Jesus will come and overthrow that house. This cannot be stressed enough, because murderous deeds of all varieties are a key definer of what it means to abide in the house of the “strange woman.”  

There might come a time for some Christians to perform deeds that seem unloving or destructive, but we are not in that time. Many will think they are in that time too soon, and instead of bringing the judgment of God they bring the destruction of Satan. It is after the falling away—of a full sense—that we might see some Christians performing such deeds as we see in Revelation 11 of a truth (though these might not be what we think).

Jesus will let us know when that time is should we be here, but we need to be of Him now and not of the “strange woman” lest we confuse the two and be among those who “kill thinking they do God’s service.”

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