“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).
The true church according to the Bible will:
- Have the Faith of Jesus.
- Keep the Commandments of God (including the seventh day Sabbath of the fourth commandment-Exodus 20:8-11).
- Have the Testimony of Jesus Christ (“for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10).
Jesus recognizes His children who are in Babylon “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.” “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:16, 27).
Jesus is calling His faithful children from all the churches that follow Babylon “Come out of her [Babylon], 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 18:4, 5). Jesus promises that His people who are yet in Babylon will hear and recognize His voice and come out to safety to join His true Church.
In His service,