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The Lord said, “…wisdom is proved right by her actions,” [Matthew 11.19] and “…wisdom is proved right by all her children.” [Luke 7.35]

A system… a religious, political, economic system that produces prostitutes is surely not a system of wisdom… and if it is not wisdom, then it is folly, and not only foolish, but also callous and heartless, for what mother would want her daughters to be prostitutes?  Yet this woman is the mother of prostitutes [Revelation 17.5] and she is proud of it.

The title, this third title, reveals the callousness and heartlessness of the system that grew out of the disbelief, disobedience and delay of the eleven.  For any child to grow up in this world without a good father is a very hard life, for even the tenderness of a loving mother is only half the provision every child needs.  However, for a child to grow up without a father and having a mother who would have to prostitute herself, then life is cruel beyond measure.

And this is the characteristic of Babylon the Great.  Her religion is callous and cruel, portraying God to be likewise… impersonal, hiding behind gilded altars and approachable only through formal religious rituals and protocols.  Thus it is never able to portray the Father who sent His only begotten Son to save the world so that all who believe in Him would have the right to be children of God.  Children who would grow up to know their Father for all that He is through the revelation of Jesus Christ and the counsel (tutorship and fellowship) of the Holy Spirit until they too can be declared to be sons of God with power and a spirit of holiness.  A spirit of holiness – an attitude of complete devotion to the revelation, glory, wellbeing and comfort of the Father and the Father alone.  Not even a Christ (Messiah) centric church or person, but rather, a Father centric church and persons.  That was what Jesus had in mind as He told the eleven, “In that day you will no longer ask Me anything.  I tell you the truth, My Father will give you whatever you ask in My Name.  Until now you have not asked for anything in My Name.  Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.  Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about My Father.  In that day you will ask in My Name.  I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.  No, the Father Himself loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.” [John 16.23-27]

To bring us to a place where even Jesus would step aside as it were so that we would have a direct personal relationship with the Father as Jesus Himself does… the right of every sibling to know the Father for himself and to have access to the Father for himself.

Sure, when we were children, that access can be through the elder Brother, but if we are truly to be grown, as it is promised, then indeed there must be a place where each and everyone can approach the Father and directly as the Father without Jesus asking the Father on our behalf.

However, the daughters of Babylon the Great – the churches that were birthed by her, under her – are as much a prostitute as she is… raising up adherents who do not know their Father in Heaven, for they purpose not to reveal the Father whom Jesus came to reveal.

But then the daughters of the prostitute are not Christ centric.  Indeed, many would invent co-redeemers and degrade Jesus to be a son of God, a brother of Lucifer, or even just an angel – a brother of Michael – and so the myths invented by reprobate minds multiply.  If a church is not Christ centric, it can never be Father centric, and so they may be believers and by God’s grace be saved, but they never come to know who their Father really is… and a church who does not know who her Father is is a prostitute church.

And how can anyone come to know who the Father really is if they did not go to meet with Him to confirm for themselves that what Jesus said about Him and revealed about Him was truly true?

So the disbelief, the disobedience and the delay of the eleven that morning guaranteed that at best the churches they would raise up would be Christ centric, but never Father centric.  And so when Jesus wrote to the seven churches, He could only speak of “My Father,” [Revelation 2.27; 3.5, 21] and not “our Father” [Matthew 6.9; Luke 11.2 subtext] as He once taught us all to pray with Him.  It was not “…My Father and your Father…” [John 20.17] as He said to Magdalene, but just “My Father.” For the churches raised by the eleven never came to the place of understanding and knowing His Father so that we could truly lay claim that He is “My Father and your Father,” indeed… “our Father,” our Father who is in Heaven, so we call no man, no one else, Father… and we are not orphans or children of a prostitute, for we know “our Father.”

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