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Joanne

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A Cage of Unclean Birds
« on: October 29, 2017, 02:49:46 AM »
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On your posts of Revelation 18, you say the church is Babylon falling. I'm particularly interested in verse 2.

Revelation 18:2 "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird".

I don't understand how the church is become a cage of birds.  In other places, birds are the ones bringing judgment rather than the ones judged.

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Re: A Cage of Unclean Birds
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 04:00:54 PM »
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Revelation 18:2 "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird".

I don't understand how the church is become a cage of birds.  In other places, birds are the ones bringing judgment rather than the ones judged.
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I'll answer that by referring you to one of the primary and crucial rules of Biblical interpretations. That the Bible is its own interpreter. We search to see where other Scriptures are speaking with the same language, and consider (in context) what God is actually talking about. For Example:

Jeremiah 5:26-31
  • "For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
  • As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
  • They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
  • Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
  • A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
  • The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?"

See the correlation between these wicked, who are the wicked among God's people who lay in wait setting snares that they may by deceit catch the unsuspecting in their traps. That's why God instructs His own to come out from among them, that they not also receive of their plagues in judgment. These who prophesy falsely are coming under the wrath of God. In Revelation 18, God's people who were this once great city, have now become as a cage of these unclean birds, that city now spiritually as Babylon.

I hope that helps a little.


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