HOW MANY BODIES DOES GOD RECOGNIZE AS HIS?
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:4-6
WHAT IS THIS ONE BODY?
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Ephesians 1:22, 23
WHAT SYMBOL IS USED TO PORTRAY GOD'S CHURCH?
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. Revelation 12:1, 2
WHAT IS ZION COMPARED TO?
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman. Jeremiah 6:2
WHO IS ZION?
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. Isaiah 51:16
TO WHAT ARE THE CORRUPT CHURCHES COMPARED?
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 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.
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.
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:
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Revelation17:1-5
NOTE: In Bible prophecy a pure woman is used to symbolize the people of God, or His one true church. On the other hand a vile woman (whether the great whore herself or her harlot daughters) is used to represent churches that have abandoned the truth of God’s word and caused the world to become intoxicated with their false teachings. The name Babylon signifies confusion and goes back to the Tower of Babel were God confused the languages.
WHO IS THIS SCARLET BEAST WHICH CARRIES BABYLON?
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragonwas cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:3-9
WHOM DOES THE DEVIL PERSECUTE?
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman
[church] which brought forth the man child. Revelation 12:13
HOW LONG DID THE CHURCH GO INTO HIDING?
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelation 12:14-16
NOTE: This period of time is mentioned more than any other in Scripture and is found seven times in the books of Daniel and Revelation. In Revelation 11:2 and 13:5 it is referred to as 42 months; in Daniel 7:25, 12:7 and Revelation 12:14 as 3 1/2 times; and in Revelation 11:3 and 12:6 as 1260 days. From Genesis 7:11, 24; 8:4 we discover that a month equals 30 days; thus, the 42 months would equal 1260 days (42x30=1260). A year of 12 months would equal 360 days (12x30=360); therefore, 3 1/2 years (3 1/2 times; or a time, times and half a time) would equal 1260 days. As can be seen, the 42 months and the 3 1/2 times are identical to the 1260 days. Since, in prophetic time, a day equals one year (Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34), these seven references to 1260 days would be 1260 prophetic years.
HOW IS THE LAST DAY REMNANT CHURCH IDENTIFIED?
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS?
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not:I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10
NOTE: The word of God gives 19 points of identification for His true, last day church, so none need be in ignorance concerning its identity.
1. It will be identical to the early church (Revelation 12:13, 14, 17).
2. To have the faith of Jesus (Revelation 14:12).
3. To have the testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 12:17;19:10).
4. To arise after the 1260 years of persecution or after 1798 (Revelation 12:14).
5. Arise after the 2300 day/year prophecy (Daniel 8:14).
6. Was to experience a great disappointment (Revelation 10:7-11).
7. To be a world-wide movement (Revelation 14:6).
8. To proclaim the "everlasting gospel" (Revelation 14:6).
9. To warn that the judgement is taking place (Revelation 14:7).
10. To call the attention of the world to God as the Creator (Revelation 14:7).
11. Not an offspring of Babylon (Revelation 12:1-17; 17:1-6).
12. To declare the fall of Babylon (Revelation 14:8).
13. To identify and oppose the antichrist (Revelation 13).
14. To warn of the mark of the beast (Revelation 14:6-11).
15. To call God's people out of Babylon (Revelation 18:4).
16. Declares the seal of God (Revelation 7:1-3).
17. Rejects all false teachings (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Revelation 22:18, 19).
18. To base all of their beliefs upon the Bible and the Bible alone (John 14:23, 24;Revelation 22:18, 19).
19. It is to keep all of the commandments of God, including the fourth or the seventh daySabbath (Revelation 12:17; 14:12).
WHAT IS GOD'S LAST CALL TO HIS PEOPLE IN BABYLON?
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For 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 waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Revelation 18:1-5
WHEN THEY COME OUT WHERE ARE THEY TO COME TO?
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. John 10:16
WHAT DOES JESUS SAY HIS SHEEP DO?
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: John 10:27
WHAT IS HIS PROMISE TO THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIM?
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. John 10:28, 29