It is possible to have all the right appearances but be full of treachery on the inside, and everyone accepts it because it is in the name of building a better world. What they don’t accept are the abuses of children that involve blatant torture, cruel murders, being sold into human trafficking, sold by parents for sex, kidnapped, bullied, harassed, and every sort of treachery imaginable. On the inside, our thoughts, emotions, and eventual behavior turn with hostility and away from the ways of God. Satan wants control of the Temple of God, which is your body. The lists goes on of protests, riots, murder motivated by racism, vigilant border crossing control, and global violence. We hear all of this from the great propaganda machine of the news media who is in the business of shaping thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Satan wants to shut down the reign of Christ within the Temple of God to usher in a campaign against those born at the Cross by the blood of the Lamb. The thrust of this world’s actions are drunk with the blood of the Saints.
The colors of purple, scarlet, gold, and finest of precious stones symbolize royalty, the price of blood paid for a specific purpose, deity, and fine character. Except this is not symbolizing Christ…it symbolizes a powerful political force that is full of abominations, filthiness, fornication, and the blood of saints. The present world wants to appear righteous and full of grace, but we who live by the Way of the Cross know the truth of the bias against the Cross of Christ, God, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. They have the outward appearance of Christ-likeness, but on the inside do not have the evidence of what Christ came to accomplish on the Cross. Satan wants to win your thoughts, emotions, and behavior to seize control of the Temple of God.
Christ, the Son of God, is royal and shed His blood for the redemption of the Temple of God. He is deity with a perfect and sinless nature whose cup is full of every good thing. The difference between the Christ of the Cross and the “Christ” that is of this world is the impact on the Temple of God, our body. What Christ did on the Cross was to reconcile our inner life to the God of Love who lives in us. That happens by the remission of sin, which as Christ lives in us accomplishes everyday. The Holy Spirit lives in us to maintain rule over the House of God. However, Satan wants to sit on the throne of God as Christ to rule over the hearts and minds of the people. His only purpose is to persecute the Children of God who serves the Lamb of God by rejecting internal filthiness. Praise God that we have victory over Satan through the Cross of Christ!
“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, 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.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.”
Revelation 17: 4-6