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The Heart of a Whore or the Heart of a Bride?

    "So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." Revelation 17:3

    There is much speculation about this woman and who she actually represents, but the truth of the matter is this: She is a false bride, an adulteress and a whore who portrays herself as the church of Jesus Christ! A whore will love you and do anything you please for money, unashamedly she lurks throughout the earth to seduce the unsuspecting passerby!

    Babylon is not a place per say, it is the condition of one's heart, although many believe America is Babylon and rightly so because of its iniquitous lifestyle of luxury and pleasure. Others believe it is the Catholic church and still others even the Protestant churches, but again it is the condition of a hardened heart that does not know God. Christianity today has become a social activity likened to a country club where you socialize, take advantage of the many amenities of thousands of plush cathedrals and Mega churches and as long as you pay your dues all is well.

    The woman riding on the scarlet beast is a spirit, the beast represents Satan and the seven heads of the beast represent the seven mountains of society. Revelation describes the woman as a great city which can be people groups also spoken of as waters in Revelation 17:15, nonetheless it all boils down to the question: "Are you a bride or a whore?"

    " Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God". James 4:4

    If you are a follower of Christ, washed in His blood, baptized into His death and have repented of your sinful life, then you have become a part of the "Bride of Christ." As His supernatural born again wife we are to love the Lord Jesus with all of our heart, mind, soul and with all of our strength. To love Him is to hate the world, not the physical Cosmos but the world system dominated by Satan and ruled by the powers of darkness.

    Most confessing Christians today are entangled in the world system, their faith and trust is in the wisdom and knowledge of man and their devotion is that of an adulteress who loves someone other than her husband. Their hearts are divided and their walk with God usually consists of showing up Sundays to fulfill their obligation and ease their guilt and on Monday they run with all their other lovers! Again it is with the heart that man believes and is committed to the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Everyone wants a Savior, but how many want the Lord to lead them down the paths of life, to submit their lives under the Holy Spirit as a bride would her husband? When I first came to the Lord I saw many walk an isle professing to be believers but after thirty years finally making Jesus their Lord, as if there are two categories of Christians, those who prayed a prayer and those who made Jesus Lord. It would be like standing at the altar having said your vows to your new spouse and then saying you were going on your honeymoon with your other lovers.

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8

    Are you heavenly minded or double minded, that is the question that must be answered in order for you to be the wife of the Lamb of God? Would you want to be married to someone who only loves you half-heartily or someone who is head over heels in love with you till death do you part?

       In the earth today the woman is riding the scarlet beast of Satan perverting the gospel, destroying lives and wreaking havoc upon those whose names are not recorded in the "Lamb's book of life!" Men and women who are double minded and entangled in the world system, who in many cases prayed the famous "Sinner's Prayer" and accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, (found nowhere in scripture) but never making Him their Lord.

    The heart of a whore or the heart of a faithful bride adorned for her Husband Jesus? Only you can answer the question whether you have given your whole heart to the Lord or are still loving the world and all it contains. The time is near and the Marriage of the Lamb is upon us as the end of all things comes to pass. Are you ready to meet Him and say, "I do" or "I wont?"

    "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready." And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Revelation 19:7,8

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin