Mystery Babylon the Great, The Mystery of the Great
And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my lord Elijah? And he answered him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me? As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not. And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth. Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD'S prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water? And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here: and he shall slay me. And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day. So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah. And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. 1 Kings 18:7-18
Rejoice over her, Heaven, and the holy apostles, and the prophets, since God judged your judgment on her. And one strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, So on an impulse the great city, Babylon, will be thrown down and not at all will be found any more. And the voice of harpers, and of musicians. and flutists, and of trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. And every craftsman of any craft will not be found any more in you. And the sound of a mill will never more be heard at all in you. And the light of a lamp will never more shine at all in you. And the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will never more be heard at all in you. For your merchants were the great ones of the earth; for by your sorceries all nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all those who were slain on the earth. Revelation 18:20-24
And one of the seven angels who had the seven vials came and talked with me, saying to me, Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot sitting on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and became drunk with the wine of her fornication, those inhabiting the earth. And he carried me away into a desert by the Spirit. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored beast, filled with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And she was gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with a great marveling. And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, that has the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend out of the abyss and go into perdition. And those dwelling on the earth will marvel, those whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. Revelation 17:1-9
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord,
Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we
not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:21-23
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that
day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of
sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above
all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the
temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His glory. And all nations shall be gathered before Him. And He shall separate them from one another, as a shepherd divides the sheep from the goats. And indeed He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats off the left. Then the King shall say to those on His right hand, Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and fed You? Or thirsty, and gave You drink? When did we see You a stranger, and took You in? Or naked, and clothed You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and came to You? And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you have done it to Me. Then He also shall say to those on the left hand, Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. For I was hungry, and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in; I was naked, and you did not clothe Me; I was sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. Then they will also answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You? Then He shall answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life. Matthew 25:31-46
“Being then brought close in eyesight to the mortared walls of Babylon, I saw blocks, row upon row with a height that reached up further than any castle wall, further than any effort outside of man’s own effort to make a name for himself. This is the same Babylon which was destroyed by the Hittite nation from the north, but in our time it was fully rebuilt, its granite walls were enforced and made strong by this mortar and by the solid structure of the blocks. The blocks began to quiver small at first, then shake and then roll, there was a huge build up of pressure from the central core of these blocks which exploded outward causing the entire collapse of the walls of Babylon to happen in an instant of time, an hour, a piece of history which after THIS collapse would never again be repeated. The walled structure now lay upon the ground and the buildings within the structure also were blown to rubble. The entire great city of Babylon lay upon the ground in utter ruin and it only took but the breathing of a single breath in time for it to happen. I saw that the quivering, the shaking and the rolling of the blocks are happening in real time but the collapse is about to take place in the world of men and it will happen and it will be seen by all these who read this vision. After the collapse had taken place I heard loud wailing and crying as the peoples of the world were in grief over the loss of their walled city and over their lives now exposed to all the elements which were outside of those same walls. So great was this collapse that no man anywhere found any solace or comfort or safety as there was nothing in the earth that was now able to look upon the great city which once was.”
“I saw seated at a wooden table that great whore Jezebel who hated the people of the Lord. She sat at this table very fat with great heaps of bones stacked up in piles on the one side of the table to her left while on the other side of the table to her right were cut up pieces of the bodies of the Saints, those whom Jezebel had persecuted and taken and killed and who were now flesh upon which she feasted. These limbs and torsos of the bodies of the killed were her meat and her delight. As she chewed off the flesh from the bones she would stack up the bones as though they were a great prize. She sat at this table with the walls of Babylon behind her. Servants would come to her bringing her more limbs and torsos of the dead which she would ingest quickly getting fatter on them all the while. The servants were in great fear of the great whore Jezebel and when they would come to give her more food they feared for their lives because they were in danger of her wrath and in some cases if a mistake was made or if the dead were not delivered to her fast enough then some of the servants were killed by her and ingested by her along with the bodies of the dead Saints. I saw that the dead bodies she was ingesting were Overcomers who had not finished their course in faith, they were called, but they had not fully obeyed the Lord and therefore the Lord did not choose them. All of the Overcomers who had fully obeyed the Lord and were therefore chosen by Him were hidden away from the wrath of Jezebel and were in caves and in holes in the earth hiding away from her servants and her wrath against the true people of God. These obedient ones waited for the Lord to judge this whore. The servants of Jezebel would go forth into the world of men to try to find the obedient Overcomers to kill and to feed to Jezebel but the Lord had hidden them so that they could not be found.” For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14
“A shopping cart like any kind you would find in a market was being pushed along with its metal bars gleaming brightly. In the bottom of the shopping cart were all manner of dishes and eating utensils but they were covered in filth and they stank from the food rot that was upon them. As the cart was pushed through aisles more and more brand new clean dishes and utensils were piled upon the filthy old ones which stank until the old ones were completely buried by the new ones which covered them. In time however the filth upon the old dishes crept upwards and the stench of the rotting food upon them came up until even the new dishes were completely contaminated.”
The first writing on Mystery Babylon and the subsequent conditions being created by the Lord and by His servants to prepare the world of men for His coming Kingdom. “And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.” Mark 9:35 We have come now to the assembly of the Army of the Lord, this is a present reality that the individual soldiers who form this Army are not cognizant of. The actual fitting into place in rank and order is not made known by the Holy Spirit due to the fact that the carnal mind in an individual would exalt itself in such a calling. So then the Lord has hidden this working of His hand from us even though it is a present motion of His spirit. The company being fitted now are the last ones who will be joined to His Army, but they are not in the back ranks of the Army, they are being set in the forefront and they are going to first be seen by face when the manifestation of the Sons of God takes place. Know this, that the manifestation in glorified bodies is upon us, the time for this rapidly approaches and the time of this happening is completely oblivious to us other than we “know” in our spirits that something big is about to happen. The world of men cannot continue as it has, it is being drawn to a rather shaken and broken conclusion.
The mystery of Babylon is a conditioned requirement in which all mankind is set and in which the Lord tries the hearts. There is not to be any deliverance from Babylon until the time for individual redemption comes, until then bondage to Babylon is a required element needed for personal processing. It is our slavery to this structure that the Lord uses to chastise and correct His people as well as to set them on a course of obedience to His word. When that obedience begins, it begins with the individual leaving Babylon, when it ends, it ends with the glorification of the body. Even Jesus was someone subjected to the “spirit” of Babylon by paying taxes. That is just how it was, He rendered unto Cesar that which was his, that was the extent of His earthly bondage to this dominating structure. For the Overcomer, the life begins in Babylon, but ends in the Kingdom of God once all of the “spirit” of Babylon has been conquered by individual overcoming obedience. So view Babylon as the spirit of this world being conquered and overcome when the call to obedience comes.
At this present time there are the “called” which are all of the Sons and Daughters of the Lord who hear the call to come out of Babylon, but then there are the “chosen”. The chosen ones are taken out of the called ones. The Lord weighs the hearts before Him in this calling and He determines who will or who will not endure the fiery trial which is to try them to dissolve from them all taints of their carnal iniquity. Very few can pass through His gaze as the glorified Jesus does gaze upon the hearts of the called to try those hearts and to test them to see if they are capable of obeying His word while the hot fires of His eyesight continues to burn in them. The called are first then set on a course of coming apart from all other things and peoples to be left in a state of “loneliness” so that the Lord can individually deal with them. This is the first test in coming out of Babylon and it is the first test of His fiery eyes. Many are the called who cannot endure the loneliness, so they bind themselves to others and they compromise their own conscience for the sake of sideways fellowships. Those called are not then chosen. But if they are able to be alone and endure this that comes to them as a form of loneliness then they are moved on to the next step, the negation of the personal will. If the personal will is such that a person cares to “protect themselves” and not take up daily a cross to allow their persons to become of no reputation in the earth, then they too are not chosen but remained “called”. Then on to the final stage where the Lord removed from the called all vestiges of their former slavery to Babylon which requires now great faith to be able to endure this test. If one is delivered now from Babylon within and without they have to receive all their provision and source for maintaining their lives in the world of men by faith alone, they cannot require Babylon to support them any longer but they must allow the Lord alone to use whatever means He desires to support them and to protect them while they wait for His full promise to come to them. This then is the final stage in separating the called from the chosen because many of the called cannot let go of the old ways of Babylon.
So the Lord is now dividing the called from the chosen in this mystery of Babel. It is so that the chosen ones have no support other than the Holy Spirit and they have no other visible means of life in this world where men recognize men by their strong stance and their bold determination. The Overcomer looks like an utter failure to men in the world, they look like they are insane, brash and misfits in every sense of the word, and they become a mockery to all who see them. At this point the Lord hides the chosen from the called and the called revert back to their former estate depending upon elements in the world of men to sustain them. Every single called saint of the Lord who does not get chosen goes backwards. They go back to Babel’s bondages in some form or function, usually in a religious tone. These who go back become persecutors to those whom the Lord chooses. These who go back have distorted the Ephesians 6 armour. Theirs now becomes a life of delusion, of false prosperity, of selling their personal birthright to inheriting the promise of the Lord to bring one into co-ruler ship with Him. They end up with thoughts of grandeur rather than a humble mind. There can be no peace of mind without the needed humility that comes by being chosen of the Lord. The Lord’s act of choosing a person does not give them instant prosperity, quite the opposite, the chosen person ends up being maligned, rejected and cast out, they end up being vagabonds, almost shameful to look upon and quite contrary to all that men call “normal”. The chosen ones do not have instant access to God’s treasuries, instead they have instant access to the further workings of the cross. Theirs becomes a life of tribulation through denial, of suffering bruising because the Lord Himself is pleased to bruise them. They do not end up with wealth in this world, they end up with the cross in this world. They never seek to escape the cross, they seek to embrace it even more, for them it is the highest prize. When the Lord showed this to me, He showed me that the difference between those called from those chosen is that the chosen have their faces set as flints to the total all consuming power of their own personal crosses whereas the called who now turn back have forgotten completely about the cross. The element that PROVES you are chosen is that a greater blessing comes to these thus crucified. If they are in the proper center of the will of the Lord, then this is where they would be, they would be now without any awareness of the Lord’s presence. If the awareness of His presence has waned from you, know this, that you are perfectly in the very center of His will for that is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you that at this time His presence is not made known to you but rather a barrenness and a brokenness without any knowledge of where the Lord is. This proves that the cross is working and it also is a sign of God’s approval. This loss of His presence is a “current” reward for ONE REASON. So that when God DOES move (which will soon happen) then everyone will know with no one mistaking it for anything else, that this is indeed God moving and not man or religion. It will be a sovereign move and it will be the end of our seclusion and lack of His presence in us. This is about to happen.
The Lord does not count time in this as men count time. Only while the Lord’s redemptive purposes are in motion does the Lord count time. One can count days and weeks and months and years all they want, but if the Lord is not moving according to His redemptive purposes then the counting of days and dates and years is futile. It becomes a never ending circle with no exit. Personally, I believe that the Lord has not counted time since 1904 with the quenching of the Holy Spirit in the Welch revival. Since that time God has concentrated on preparing His Army to march, His overall redemptive purposes were not in full motion. Yes, Jesus saved many, but in the overall plan of God nothing of time progressed while the Lord worked on the obedience of those chosen by Him to form this Army. Some may disagree with me, but the proof is in the fact that we do not see the summation of God’s purposes by the manifestation of the Sons of God, it has not taken place, the 1st resurrection has not happened, instead we have seen the chosen being taken on the course of personal crucifixion and preparation for the full act of obedience. I believe that God’s “time factor” will move once again when He manifests His Army. Then we will see once again God’s redemptive purposes in play and not before. Here it is, the chosen, separate from the called and the Lord about to move on the chosen to perfect them in but one moment of time. Just as Babylon will fall in one literal hour, so the Sons and Daughters of God will begin that hour in glorified bodies. This is what the Alpha and the Omega has given me.
To be continued...........
Kenneth B Visscher