Out of Babylon and Into…?

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The following is a journey of going through Jay’s posts and finding references to “Babylon”.  It was an enlightening path to take.  I hope you find it to be profitable as well…

“The citizenship of the Kingdom of God is composed of lovers. The citizenship of earthly kingdoms, and the prostitute with whom they keep company, “Babylon the Great, mother of Harlots,” is made up of merchants of one kind or another, but all with an agenda of getting.”   ~ http://bit.ly/1a3GDsT

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“Getting out of Babylon, it seems, is a call to every one of us, but where are we to go if we are given no alternative? Does “the gospel” consign us to some kind of mental holding pattern until Jesus comes back? Why should people living in darkness want a piece of that action?”

We need to live in the Spirit’s alternative to Babylon; we need to live there now. My experience tells me that this is well within reach of the faith once delivered to the saints, and still available even in our own day. What we are presently calling “church” isn’t fooling anyone, except perhaps ourselves.”  ~ http://bit.ly/1fMAad3

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If those who are His are going to be called out of Babylon, they must have a clearer understanding, not only of that from which they are being called out, but that into which they are being called.  As it is, the saints seem to be continually called from one Babylon to another, by one blind guide to the next, and the only things that change are the male egos being gratified. And, in our own day, even female egos are beginning to get in on the act.

I confess again, that I may not know the Father’s timing, but for me, I think that this has gone on long enough.  My heart’s desire is for the city of God’s making, not the cities of man’s doing.” ~ http://bit.ly/175v2r8

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“I have no business trying to call God’s people out of Babylon, until I am manifestly living somewhere else. The People of God need an alternative place to live.  I call that place, ‘relationships that come from God.’  ~ http://bit.ly/MEyWRA

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“Are we prepared to do whatever is necessary to get the objects of God’s affection out of Babylon, and Babylon out of the objects of God’s affection?”  ~http://bit.ly/18yVyfI

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4 Responses to Out of Babylon and Into…?

  1. Really good!! Like a concordance to Jay! Thanks!!

  2. jimpuntney says:

    the first journey of our departure from Babylon is inward, we must have Loves internal compass as our only guide, and trust ‘in’ Him to lead us each step of His ‘way’.

    Jay’s comment addresses this squarely:

    “I have no business trying to call God’s people out of Babylon, until I am manifestly living somewhere else. The People of God need an alternative place to live. I call that place, ‘relationships that come from God.’ ~ Jay Ferris

    thank you so much for this beautiful post!

  3. “I have no business trying to call God’s people out of Babylon, until I am manifestly living somewhere else. The People of God need an alternative place to live. I call that place, ‘relationships that come from God.’ Love that quote!

  4. Lisa Weger says:

    Yes, this is wonderful! Jay started talking to me about the alternative to Babylon very early in our conversation where he was leading me to Christ in a very real way. The language was all foreign to me – not knowing what Babylon was – but the concept of an alternative to what what calling itself “church” was a breath of fresh air. I had to know that entering into Christ was not a death sentence into an institution (the work of man’s hands) in order to want to participate. I knew that Love and the Love that He was pouring into and thru me was to be received and shared together with others. How grateful I am that He showed me thru Jay that He takes care of that, too… puts us together with those He self selects for us where we can be and live in His Spirit together, and learn how to Love with His Love. How He builds His Church. Mind blowing!

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