“Is it peace?” They all asked. And the Word of God answered: “What peace, so long as the whoredom of your mother Jezebel and her witchcraft are so many? There is no peace for the wicked.”
But draw near, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. Against whom do you make a wide mouth and draw out the tongue? Are you not children of the transgression, a seed of falsehood? You enflame yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks. Upon a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed, there you went up to offer a sacrifice. Behind the doors also have you discovered yourself to another than Me, you have made a Covenant with them; you love their bed where you saw it. You sent your messengers far away and you debased yourself even down to Hell.
And of whom have you been afraid, that you have lied, and have not remembered Me in your heart? Have I not held my peace even of old, and you do not fear Me? I will declare your works, for they shall not profit you. When you cry, let your company deliver you; but the wind shall carry them all away, vanity shall take them: But he that puts his trust in Me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain. For thus says the High and lofty One who inhabits Eternity, whose Name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also whois of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
And it came to pass, through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks. I have seen your adulteries, and your neighing, the lewdness of your whoredom, and your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto you, O Jerusalem! Will you not be made clean? For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
But you played the harlot because of your renown and poured out your fornication on every one that passed by. You decked your high places with various colors and played the harlot there. You have also taken My gold and My silver, and you made images of men, and you did commit whoredom with these; and you have set my incense before them. Lift up your eyes to the high places and see where you have not lain. You have polluted the land with your whoredom and with your wickedness. Therefore, the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; and you had a whore's forehead, you refused to be ashamed. Moreover, you have taken your sons and your daughters, and these have you sacrificed to be devoured. Is this one of your whoredom a small matter, that you have slain My children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire?Woe, woe unto you! says the Lord God.
How weak is your heart, seeing you do all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman; in that you build your eminent place on every road, as a wife that commits adultery, who takes strangers instead of her husband! Therefore, O harlot, hear the Word of the Lord: Thus, says the Lord God; because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness discovered through your whoredom with all the idols of your abominations, and by the blood of your children: Behold, therefore I will gather all your lovers, I will gather them against you, and I will discover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness. And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give you blood in fury and jealousy. The dogs shall eat Jezebel. Behold, every one that uses proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying: As is the mother, sois her daughter. You are your mother's daughter, that hates her husband and her children: Your mother was a Hittite, and your father an Amorite. And your elder sister is Samaria, and your younger sister is Sodom.
Therefore, say to the house of Israel: Thus, says the Lord God; are you polluted after the manner of your fathers? And do you commit whoredom after their abominations? Thus, she committed her whoredom with them and with all their idols did she defile herself. And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them. Thus, will I make your lewdness cease and your whoredom that is brought from the land of Egypt. Therefore, thus says the Lord God: Because you have forgotten Me and cast me behind your back, they shall deal with you hatefully, and shall take away all your labor; and shall leave you naked and bare, and the nakedness of your whoredom shall be discovered. Then I said to her that was old in adulteries: Will they now commit whoredom with her, and she with them? Thus, will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness. And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and you shall bear the sins of your idols: And you shall know that I am the Lord God.
For the land has committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord: For the spirit of whoredoms has caused them to err, and they have gone whoring from under their God. They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because their shadow is good: Therefore, your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
For thus says the Lord God: I will even deal with you as you have done, you have despised the oath in breaking the Covenant. They will not turn unto their God: For the spirit of whoredom is among them, and they have not known the Lord. Because of the multitude of the whoredom of the well-favoured harlot: The mistress of witchcraft, that sells nations through her whoredom, and families through her witchcraft. And I will cast abominable filth upon you, and make you vile, and I will set you as a gazing-stock. You shall also be drunken: For the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with the wine of your fornication.
Behold, your people are women: The gates of your land shall be set wide open for your enemies, the fire shall devour your bars. You shall be hidden, you shall seek strength because of the enemy. All your strongholdsshall be like fig trees with the first ripe figs: If they are shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater. No Man can enter in a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except He will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house: Jesus Christ will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. Draw waters for the siege, fortify your strongholds: There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the cankerworm. Make yourself many as the cankerworm, make yourself many as the locusts. You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of Heaven: The cankerworm spoils and flies away. Your crowned are as the locusts, and your captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, butwhen the sun arises they flee away: But to you that fear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; for we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also have a sure Word of prophecy; to which you do well to listen, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the day star arises in your hearts. For this you know: That no whoremonger; nor unclean person, nor covetous Man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.
Concerning whoremongers and any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, thus says the Son of God: I have a few things against you, because you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. I put a beautiful crown upon her head:I removed her from being Queen, because she has made an idol in a grove; and I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she did not repent. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with Death; and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the reins and hearts: And I will give to every one of you according to your works. You burned incense to the Queen of Heaven and made cakes to worship her: Because you have sinned against the Lord, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, nor walked in His Law; therefore, this evil is happened to you.
But to as many of you that do not have this doctrine, and who have not known the depths of Satan: Hold fast what you already have until I come. No Man has ascended to Heaven, but He who came down from Heaven: The Son of Man who is in Heaven. Then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven: And then shall all the tribes of the Earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory. For as the lightning that lights one part under Heaven, shines to the other part under Heaven; so, shall also the Son of Man be in His day.
Come hither; I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters. And He said: The waters are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. These shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God has put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to give their kingdom to the Beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. For the woman was full of names of blasphemy, having a golden cup in her hand full of the abominations and filthiness of her fornication; and upon her forehead was a name written: Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of harlots and of the abominations of the Earth. Babylon the great is the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry: Because you have rejected the Word of the Lord, He has also rejected you. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie. Jezebel served Baal and worshipped him, and she cut off the prophets of the Lord. All nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the Earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the Earth are rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying: Come out of her, My people, that you are not partakers of her sins, and that you do not receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto Heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Her plagues come in one day: Death, mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burnt with fire. Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is your judgment come.
For she caused children to pass through the fire, to observe times, to use enchantments, to use witchcraft, to deal with a familiar spirit and with wizards: They wrought much Evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. Thus, the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: Which is the second Death. Thus, says the Lord: Not everyone that says to Me; Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in Heaven.
Salvation, glory, honor and power, to the Lord our God: For true and righteous are His judgments; for He has judged the great whore, who did corrupt the Earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field; so that they shall no more say: This is Jezebel.