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Unveiling the Enigma of Bondage: Truth, Plagues and the Exodus out of Babylon


The principle taught by Jesus of truth setting individuals free, is a well-known concept. However, despite being surrounded by truth, many still find themselves in bondage. This article delves into Revelation 18, where God urges His people to abandon sinful ways to avoid plagues - not just physical ailments, but also spiritual bondages hindering truth application. Analyzing the Exodus story reveals that despite witnessing miracles, being delivered, and leaving a sinful environment many perished due to rebellion. This article explores why some struggle to break free from spiritual bondages despite exposure to truth and offers insights on achieving liberation.


It is a contradiction to be in bondage and be in truth. They do not mix. So what could be the reason?


One reason individuals fail to break free despite knowing truth is the presence of plagues - both physical and spiritual - as seen in Revelation 18. It appears Babylon is literally plaguing people from receiving the truth. Territorial spirits may be the ones contributing to perpetuating bondage. However, for people desiring to flee Babylon, we must consider the Exodus as recorded in the Scriptures, to serve as a spiritual reminder that leaving an environment does not negate freedom.


Examining the Exodus story shows that despite miracles and a powerful deliverance, the Israelites struggled due to rebellion. They constantly complained, and lack any faith and believed they were entitled to fulfill their fleshly needs. Only Caleb and Joshua entered the promised land because of their faith and obedience.


The Israelites' rebellion in the wilderness, as discussed in Numbers and 1 Corinthians 10, serves as a cautionary tale. Their love for their past life hindered them from embracing the truth fully.


The paradox of truth not setting captives free can be attributed to spiritual plagues, rebellion, and sinful behaviors. To break free, individuals must abandon sinful ways, have faith like Caleb and Joshua, and follow truth wholeheartedly. By learning from the Israelites' mistakes and avoiding idolatry, sexual immorality, and unbelief, individuals can experience true freedom. It is faith, obedience, and commitment to truth that lead to liberation and fulfillment of promises.

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This article I can definitely relate to. I yearn to break free from the familial bonds at some point. I see the trap and I have to work through the trap by the power the Holy Spirit along with my divine will.

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This is totally where I’m at right now.

And I’m very much looking forward to the freedom that, “excising Babylon from my heart,” will do. Can you imagine being in a place where, for a price, almost anything is available to you—be it practical or fanciful? But then counting it all, “as dung,” to ultimately be found in Christ? That is deeply powerful. That’s faith that the Lord can use!

KathyO

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Excellent piece about how truth does not enable one to stay in bondage!

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