Revelation 18:4
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.

“Babylon” represents the heretical religious, commercial and political system that seeks to reign instead of Christ’s kingdom (see Rev 17-18). Although it will manifest fully in the Tribulation, it has been in operation since the era of the early church.

Its aim is to divert believers’ focus from true faith. Babylon literally means confusion. It is a satanic system that lures people into worshipping idols. Under it, Christians worship false gods and they don’t even know it!

For instance, what do Christmas trees have to do with Christmas? What do Easter eggs and rabbits have to do with the Passover? Why is it that the festive season is so extremely materialistic with little reference to the reason for the season? Why is it that many Christians think it strange to go to church at Christmas? Such is Babylonian confusion!

That is the Babylonian system at work, beloved. We must not be deceived. Christmas is not about bright lights, Santa Claus and exchanging gifts. It’s not about decorations, mistletoes and sleighs. Our kids must not expect provision from Father Christmas but from the Heavenly Father.

It is time for today’s church to come out of Babylon. Let us reject Babylonian materialism. Let us shun paganism disguised as Christianity. Let us honour the King of kings with our substance. Let us put Christ back into Christmas. Oh come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Pastor Josh