6th April, 2019
IPR DAILY DEVOTION
Topic: THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
Revelation 17:5 (KJV)
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The quest for lasting peace in the world is of paramount interest to almost all nations of the world. God’s offer to the world for lasting peace is His Son, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace; rejecting God’s offer for lasting peace is to expose one’s self to Satan’s offer.
Our theme Scripture refers to the religious set-up of the world which seeks to bring all religions under one umbrella. The Scripture calls it, “Mystery”, because it is a satanic hidden agenda; unfortunately, most of the people who have rejected God’s offer for lasting peace will become victims of this satanic agenda. Another name for this religious set-up is, “Babylon the great”; it is called so, because this religious set-up will rule and influence all nations the same way Babylon ruled the world in the days of king Nebuchadnezzar. Lastly, it is called, “The mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.” Harlotry refers to unguarded sexual profligacy, where everything is acceptable, and anything goes. There will come a time when everything is acceptable, and everyone can do whatever pleases him/her, so long as it doesn’t infringe upon the rights of others. Truly, that is the mother of all abominations.
The stage is being set for people all over the world to embrace “one world religion.” One world religion is ecumenism, where all religions are brought together under one umbrella; but unity of the faith is not ecumenism. Unity of the faith is when we’ve all grown to the same level of maturity of faith in Christ Jesus. It is believed that the problems of the world are caused by all forms of fundamentalism.
A fundamentalist is one who holds dearly and tenaciously to the tenets of his faith; and for the world to achieve lasting peace, it is believed that the solution is to unite and bring all religions under one umbrella. Indeed, this is the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth!
God gave a very strict warning to Israel when they left Egypt, that they should beware of such harlotry; it is never God’s intention for unity to be achieved through ecumenism. Israel’s rejection of this one world religion is what will lead to their invasion by the forces of the antichrist.