The cups of suffering for the two sisters
32 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.
33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.
34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
Some of the harshest words in the Bible have been used against the two sisters and their offspring. The names of the sisters are given as Oholah (Aholah) the elder and Oholibah (Aholibah) the younger. They both have offspring Oholah has Samaria and Oholibah has Jerusalem. The Lord says they both were mine, yet He calls them harlot (prostitutes).
Today's message is judgments against these two sisters with one already come to pass and the other to come to pass soon. Who are these two sisters and what is there for us in this message?
We can identify these two sisters by the clues given in the scriptures, their relationship and the names linked with them.
They are both from one mother; the first is born before and continues while the second comes later. The names linked with them are Samaria and Jerusalem respectively.
Coming to the point these are not two individuals but churches. These 2 churches came from the old Hebrew church which was first started by Abraham. To understand who these churches are we need to study the names associated with them.
Oholah (Samaria): The Samarians were hardcore believers of Yahweh who followed the Pentateuch word to word; due to this they would have great discrepancy with the then Jewish people. History notes the things they did to reach other because of their belief therefore did not get along at all. The elder sister Oholah (Samaria) actually represents the church we call as the Jewish church and the cup of suffering (70AD and World War I) which this church had to drink is well known to all mankind. Even today that cup has not been emptied and they suffer due to what this church has been doing. They deny the Truth (Jesus Christ) and still call themselves people of Truth.
Oholibah (Jerusalem): This church is the church which came later and teaches peace. To understand more of this church we need to read Jeremiah. The Jerusalem during the times of Jeremiah was a shadow of this church. They were driven unto Babylon (confusion) by the wrath of God. In a nutshell Jerusalem was driven to Babylon due to 3 reason which were they denied the prophesies against them, second they denied liberty and third they were drunk in wine. This church of Babylon as the book of Revelation calls it is the modern RC church.
This church as we know came into existence after 200AD and it denied all the warnings against them by breaking the Word of God into what we call as the Old Testament and the New Testament. This was done intentionally so as to claim that the Old Testament was no longer valid. People still do not know that more than 90 percent of the Word of God is the Old Testament. This church also denied liberty to the people of God by imposing traditions which were against the Word. Like the people during the time of Jeremiah who denied liberty to the Hebrew salves on the seventh year (Sabbath year) by pressurizing them so also this church denied the liberty to the people of God by make a priest as king over them. The Pope was crowned king in 400AD and the Vatican became a kingdom as exactly depicted in the book of Daniel as the little horn.
The things which are set forth to this church as scriptures say are as terrible as that which its sister the Jewish church went through. Zechariah gives details as the humiliation that the leaders of this church will face in the west and how their financiers will be taken away from them. The book of Revelation says in one hour this church will be declared bankrupt. This one hour means in a very short time all the riches this church has collected over the years will be lost and the people who are a part of this church will forsake it. The business (selling merchandize in the name of religion) that this church does will come to a halt.
The breast here symbolizes the teachings of these churches.
There are thousands of warnings that have been given against this church which man has been blind to because we do not read nor understand scripture. The founders of the new churches in the 14th century knew about this and even wrote in their books but latter they were put under the pillow by the corruption of understandings among the modern believer Churches. Today the Lord is working among them too refining this Church.
Let us be aware of what is happening in this spiritual rim as written in the Word of God. And if we are in the wrong track let us correct it.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, the Church is your bride and You are possessive of her. You are working in her and refining her to be pure. Lord, we pray for your Church and its leaders that they understand the depth of the instructions in your Word and walk in its light. They realize that twist and tampering with your instructions will only cause grief for them. We pray for the souls which are in the RC church that their eyes open to see the deceit played on them and they are saved from the beast...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast [Roman empire], dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns [it broke in 10 countries].
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months [1260 days/years].
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains [Europe has 7 mountains], on which the woman sitteth.
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