After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. "For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality." I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities." Revelation 18:1-5 NASB unless noted
What is it that we are commanded to come out of? Symbolically it is Babylon, the great harlot or rather it’s what she represents.
Many suggest that she represents the apostate "church," some see her as the Roman Catholic Church, I am leaning toward seeing her as representing the whole system of commerce which rules the nations of today—the UCC and all it entails.
A case can be made to show that both the apostate church and the Roman Church are included in this Uniform Commercial Code, the UCC. Read In Bed With the Great Harlot.
Most, if not all, "churches" today have given themselves to be incorporated, for tax (money) purposes, and consented, contracted to be under the authority of the various national governments. These governments today have all morphed into mere, for-profit corporations themselves. Incorporation was done to give them a commercial advantage. Since no one can serve two masters it stands to reason that these "churches" have exchanged the Lordship of Jesus for that of government. Churches today, those incorporated have obligated themselves to be obedient all government rules. Their rights are granted, dictated, by government.
Take the time to look at all the "sins" listed in Revelation to see how completely Babylon is involved in commerce:
"And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more-- 12 cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made from very costly wood and bronze and iron and marble, 13 and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives. 14 "The fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them. 15 ¶ "The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying, 'Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; 17 ¶ for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!' And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance, 18 and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What city is like the great city?' 19 "And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, 'Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for in one hour she has been laid waste!" Revelation 18:11-19
Throughout these verses we find wealth, trade, cargo, merchants and merchandise—commerce.
It is pertinent, I think, that the authors and copyright owners of the UCC, a company called Unidroit1 (formally, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law), is located in Rome, the city of seven hills (Revelation 17:9), and not far from the Vatican.
As it is today we all, men, women, and children, have been made a commodity traded on the stock exchanges of the world.
This is done by creating a numbered corporation with a NAME similar to our name. This NAME is styled in all capital letters and this similarity was done deliberately to confuse and trick us into thinking that this NAME was our name. John David Doe, the man, was given an identification card bearing the NAME, JOHN DAVID DOE. When spoken, they even sound similar but they are not the same.Dew knot con fuse watt sound's similar!When you are asked to speak your name or they call your name they can assume it is the NAME rather than your name.
Idem sonans - similar sound - while the courts overlook small errors in spelling that is not true of errors in "Style.” Spelling and style are not the same issue.
It is a fact that a proper name/noun is styled with only the first letter capitalized, therefor, anything written with all capital letters is an improper name/noun.
Everything and every service we have purchased was done using that NAME—their NAME—and becomes their property even though we pay for it with our labour. In fact, it is in that NAME that we have been employed.
How then do we "Come out of her" as the angel commands?
Cancel/revoke/rescind all your signatures and consent relative to that NAME/number, stop using that NAME/number in your transactions, and endure the hardship associated with your obedience to your Lord and Saviour.
Engage in commerce/barter in your name and with other men/women rather than with a corporation incorporated.
©2014, Dr Steven Bydeley, a man.
All publishing rights reserved. Permission is herewith granted to reprint this article for personal use and to link or refer to it; however, no commercial re-publishing of the material in this article is permitted without prior written consent.
Steven is the author of Fathered by God and with his wife Dianne, co-author of Dream Dreams and Dreams the Heal and Counsel. He has been a guest on the Miracle Channel, Trinity Television, and Crossroads Communication, and have taught internationally on various topics.
Without Prejudice. © 2023, Steven., house of bij de Leij., of man.