35 “Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD: 36 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your shame was laid bare and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotries with your lovers, and because of all your idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them, 37 therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you loathed; I will gather them against you from every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness. 38 And I will judge you as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy. 39 And I will give you into the hand of your lovers, and they shall throw down your vaulted chamber and break down your lofty places; they shall strip you of your clothes and take your fair jewels, and leave you naked and bare. 40 They shall bring up a host against you, and they shall stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords. 41 And they shall burn your houses and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women; I will make you stop playing the harlot, and you shall also give hire no more. 42 So will I satisfy my fury on you, and my jealousy shall depart from you; I will be calm, and will no more be angry. 43 Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have enraged me with all these things; therefore, behold, I will requite your deeds upon your head, says the Lord GOD. Ezek. 16:35-43a
To often the preachers will console the church by teaching that these judgment passages are about Israel and have nothing to do with the church. But we are the same people. There is neither Jew nor Greek [Gal. 3:28]. And the church is guilty of the very same sins. We have merely renamed the pagan gods with the names of Mary and the saints. All the pagan attributes are now applied to Mary and the saints, and of course you can pray to them, because you know God is too busy. Mary has become the mother goddess of paganism, Peter is father Zeus etc.
Praying to anyone or anything other than God Himself is forbidden in the first commandment. “You shall have no other gods before me. Ex. 20:3
The language of this harlot Judah is the same as the language used in The Revelation for the apostate church or Whore of Babylon. Both have great wealth and both are destroyed by their lovers.
And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, Rev. 17:16 c.f. Rev. 18:11-13
It is long passed time to consider your faith. Are you a bride or whore? Is your faith Biblical or contaminated with pagan thought and ideas? Are you actually worshiping the God of the Bible, or rather a fiction created by pastors, priests, or teachers, who are prey on you? They are in this for the power and or money. We have our Bibles, it is time to pick them up, and read them for ourselves. The only way out of the darkness of falsehood it to walk into the light of truth.
See Reading Program, The One Year Bible.
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; Rev. 18:4
And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo any more, cargo of gold, silver, jewels and pearls, fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet, all kinds of scented wood, all articles of ivory, all articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls. Rev. 18:11-13
Do not forget Paul’s warning.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. You will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off. And even the others, if they do not persist in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree. Rom. 11:17-24
See also Mystery Religions