Hello John and fellow Doves!
I wanted to share with you some notes that I have compiled, which I have been giving out to family, friends, and my local church leadership / body. In light of our impending gathering together unto the Lord, I feel compelled to warn those who believe and preach pre-tribulation rapture (such as myself), not to be ignorant of Satan's schemes and devices. Satan knows that the Lord will call the body home soon, and he has been very busy conditioning the world into accepting a delusional lie for an excuse, rather than trusting in Biblical truth. Please excuse the length of these notes, but I believe all these pieces are necessary in order to fully expose and understande satan's schemes. I do ask for your patience with my wordiness.
Thanks and God bless!
Reid’s Statement… so you know where I stand May 16, 2011
I believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord, King, and personal Savior; He is the only one I trust to save my spirit, soul, and body. Jesus Christ, being both fully man and fully God, whose Holy Spirit is now residing in me, because I confess that I am a wretched sinner, completely guilty and totally deserving the consequences of sin which is eternal death and separation from God in Gehenna, the Lake of Fire. Repenting of my sins (though I am still a sinner), with the only way to be completely reconciled to the Father is through His own sacrificial death (the death of His only Son, Jesus), and that I can trust God’s promises through Jesus because He was raised on the 3rd day.
I fully believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that the Lord is able to keep His word intact and protected from Satan’s schemes and from man’s ignorance and error. I primarily rely on the New American Standard Bible (NASB), Strong’s Exhaustive Bible Concordance, and the King James Bible (KJV) for my Biblical references.
I believe in a literal interpretation of the Word of God.
I believe that the Word of God has been (and is still being) revealed in a dispensational manner, that the Word prepares us to hope in and expect a pre-Great Tribulation rapture, with the pre-millennial second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of the Great Tribulation, to rule and reign for a literal 1000-years on the planet Earth. Additionally, I believe that the nation of Israel is a unique fulfillment of multiple Old Testament prophecies, and should be used today as concrete proof supporting literal Biblical interpretation (EZEKIEL 28:25, 34:13, ISAIAH 66:8, ZECHARIAH 12:2-3). One of my favorite word-play quirks is: God is real and God’s word is real, because Israel “is real”.
I believe that mankind is at the very cusp of the Great Tribulation. Those who believe and love the Lord will be saved from it. Those who love themselves and choose not to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior will be cast into it. I fear that all those who choose not the Lord at this time (except the 144,000 sealed Jews of Israel) will be given over to a great delusion, and there will not be revival of innumerable Gentiles as typically interpreted in REVELATION 7:14, (although it is my hope that I am wrong about this…).
My interpretation of scripture leads me to the conclusion that when the rapture event occurs, it will be on that “unknown day and hour” when the last Gentile believer becomes sealed by the Holy Spirit, thus completing the “fullness of the Gentiles” written of in ROMANS 11:25. The very phrase “fullness of the Gentiles”, means that the Church roster is now complete; all the remaining Gentiles who choose not the truth as to be saved will be given over to a great delusion (2-THESSAOLONIANS 2:11-12), when the plan of salvation shifts focus back to Israel and the Jews. Therefore, today is the day, and now is the hour to seriously believe, and to humbly witness to our family and friends!
THE MOST IMPORTAND DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE: WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him”. JOHN 14:6-7
“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die, do you believe this?” JOHN 11:25
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels”. MARK 8:38
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. COLOSSIONS 1:15-17
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness (of deity) to dwell in Him. COLOSSIANS 1:19
Not everyone who says to me “Lord, Lord”, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles (literally works of power)?” and then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness”. MATHEW 7:21-23
“Yes, I am coming quickly”. REVELATION 22:20
GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST
Gospel means “Good News” in Greek. Without this “Good News”, mankind would be totally lost and without hope, with Hell and the Lake of Fire as our only destination following physical death. With this “Good News”, mankind has hope of a glorious life following the physical death of our bodies, but it with this only unique, particular, “Good News”, that we can be saved.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. JOHN 3:16
… that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with a mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. ROMANS 10:9-10
For the grace of God has appeared bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed and to purify a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you. TITUS 2:11-15
For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 1-CORITHIANS 2:2. If nothing else, know Him! The rest of these notes are useless without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
This is an “imperfect” work in-progress, being compiled by an imperfect man. These notes and subjects are not necessarily taught, shared, or endorsed by my excellent Bible preaching pastor or the Bible believing church that I attend, so please don’t blame them at all for any of my wrong conclusions (or grammatical errors)!
… and yes, I realize that I am too verbose … sorry : )
As my pastor says, “If it’s new, it ain’t true, and if it’s true, it ain’t new”. Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:9 says that there is nothing new under the sun. The astonishing aspects of these notes are compiled from the pages of Scripture, which contains truths that have been largely forgotten and ignored by the church for the last 1500+years. I am not forgetting Peter’s warning in 2 Peter 1:20, “But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” Though some of what I write about may seem farfetched, I am doing my best to let the Bible be its own commentary, and apply the literal Word to what is seen in today’s reality. Many if not most of these subjects have already been written about by wiser, more experienced men then myself. What I have strived to do is connect the dots…
… for we now see in a mirror dimly (1 CORINTHIANS 13:12). We will never be able to fully comprehend the “whole picture” this side of Christ’s second coming. Even John the Baptist was a little fuzzy concerning the all the details of the Messiah’s 2-advents (LUKE 7:19). To be clear however, my inability to fully comprehend His entire Word does not mean God failed to completely provide what is needed to know through His Word. Another fact that I find kind of cool
… It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. (PROVERBS 25:2).
Additionally, knowledge can make one arrogant (1 CORINTHIANS 8:1), and I will strive to remain patient with those who place no value in these subject matters. It is my sincere desire to know and understand the truth, as well as discern the times like the sons of Issachar (1 CHRONICLES 12:32) and to not be ignorant of Satan’s schemes (2 CORINTHIANS 2:11), which I believe is critically needed in this evil day.
One more point for reference: essentially every scriptural quote I use is obtained from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).
The key component in today’s apostasy: Biblical illiteracy and disbelief:
None of these notes will make any sense (or matter) if you do not believe in and trust the Word of God. I am not saying that you must fully understand the Bible, for God’s Word is so incredibly vast and deep, that no man can fully grasp all of its truth. Essentially, these notes will only make sense (and only possibly, if at all) if you a Bible believing Christian. If you are reading these notes as a new Christian, or a prodigal Christian, you must realize that a basic knowledge of the whole Bible, Genesis to Revelation is critical for the age in which we live. I as your brother in Christ heartily recommend you to spend as much time as possible in His word. Pray and ask Him for wisdom when you read it … the understanding of His scripture does take time, and His Holy Spirit is patient in His teaching.
The sad truth is that today’s church is in the midst of the apostasy mentioned in 1-Timothy 4:1-5, 2-Timothy 3:1-9, and Revelation 3:14-22. She no longer believes that Holy Scripture is the inspired Word of God. As the church age draws to a close, it pains me greatly to realize that many who call themselves Christians, really are not (MATHEW 7:21). Indeed, Christ’s letter to the Laodiceans is tremendously sobering; if you are spit out of Christ (literally vomited), then you are no longer in Christ. If you are no longer in Christ, you are no longer covered by His blood and atoning sacrifice. The Lord asks us to become zealous, to repent of our sins, and to open our eyes. An agonizing truth is that most of what the Bible teaches almost never makes it to the podiums, let alone to the pews or stadiums.
My heart wants Biblical truth to be spread, in its entirety, even if that truth causes my own person to be mocked or ignored, in the hope that the seeds of truth may be planted so that the fruit of faith and salvation may be yielded prior to the greatest storm to ever break out over planet earth: the Great Tribulation.
Soon the rapture event will happen, and the left behind unbelievers and pseudo-Christians will have to face the greatest delusion ever given unto men, as stated in 2-Thessalonians 2:11. Events of incredible magnitude and severity are approaching, containing scenes that would make even Hollywood blockbuster movies appear flimsy in comparison.
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 tells of a deluding influence, allowed by the Lord, to befall men who do not believe in the truth as to be saved. This is a very serious matter. When the rapture-event takes place, the world will have already been conditioned to believe in a lie rather than to accept the truth. Satan is not ignorant of God removing His believers; Enoch and Elijah being the 2-primary examples. Therefore the god of this world has been hard at work, repeatedly conditioning mankind to accept a “believable” excuse for the rapture, rather than turn to the Bible for truth.
In my opinion, Satan’s conditioning has been active within the world for at least last 30+ years, in order to deceive men into accepting the harpazo (Greek word were we get “rapture” from) as a matter of fact. How can I say this? Consider a phrase known to almost every red-blooded American male: “Beam me up Scotty”. It is given that most American idioms are well known and repeated throughout the world. Modern intellectual humanity places much of their faith in technology and in the human potential. We believe, if given enough time, that there is nothing that we will not be able to accomplish. Given enough time, mankind will unravel and conquer the mysteries and boundaries of time, space, and life itself. God Himself said as much during the construction of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:6).
Men that will be left behind will indeed face a great delusion. Standing in the way of the Biblical truth of God, Jesus Christ, and salvation through faith in Him, will be physical, tangible, and terrible in-your-face entities that will possess technology which greatly exceeds human capability. This is not me talking, this is what I see written in the Bible: Mathew 24:37, Luke 17:26, Joel 2, Isaiah 13, 2 Thessalonians 2, and Revelation 9. Despite what the Bible says, or what will be preached of by the 144,000 Jews and the 2-witnesses, or from the warnings given from the angels flying in mid-heaven, mankind will refuse to repent of their sins, and will continue to deny the Lord (Revelation 16:9 and 11).
The Laodicean church, (God have mercy on us), is concerned with ourselves and feel-good social agendas, using the preaching of lukewarm topics with “man”ipulated scripture to insure every effort to maintain the continued presence and financial support of their itchy-ear congregants. To teach the Word in its entirety would offend some, and terrify others… too great a risk to jeopardize empting the seats of “tithing units”. We have been given the Word of God in its entirety. At the moment, we can safely carry Bibles around in public; Bibles can be down-loaded into our lap-tops and even onto our cell-phones! God’s Word is essentially accessible to all! But have we been responsible with the Word?
For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (MATTHEW 25:29-30).
With the advent of television and the internet, mankind has become exposed to more knowledge and world wide phenomena / mysteries than ever before, concerning issues that at the superficial level would seem to contradict the Bible. Mankind then asks questions about these mysteries which the church ignores, while the world is more than happy to provide answers to. Unbelievers and Laodiceans are being educated and conditioned by the preaching of media to believe in ½-truths mixed with deception about serious topics which are on the prophetic horizon, all the while the church blandly continues on with her head in the sand. Many Christians are completely lacking in discernment when it comes to the messages propagated in TV shows, movies, and music concerning the occult, ancient mysteries and UFO’s.
Historically, occult and UFO subjects were considered “fringe” topics, and we would view these matters as purely entertainment; the danger is that we fail to correlate the subtle conditioning that is taking place. It’s like cooking a live frog: do you bring pot of water to boil and then throw the frog in? No, it will immediately hop out. But, placing the live frog in a pot of lukewarm (Laodicean) water first, you can cook it by just incrementally turning-up the heat.
Slowly these subjects have become more and more mainstream in “the world”. Yet today these topics are still deemed taboo by the church and are essentially never addressed. Meanwhile, the fascination continues to escalate around the world, and as materialism fails to provide satisfaction and fulfillment, men end-up turning to the mysterious, the spiritual and to the occult. The church has access to the Truth contained within the Word of God that should be used to educate the Body of Christ, who could then in-turn educate the people we mingle with concerning these questions.
Humanity desires information. Satan has styled himself as an illuminator, professing to “give light and knowledge to ignorant mankind who has been kept in the dark by God”. Satan is very skilled at what he does, using truth mixed with deception to lure, corrupt, and kill. God has not kept humanity in the dark. He is the true Light, and He has given us everything we need to know through His Holy Word. The problem is, does man believe His Word, or rely on his own traditional understanding?
PURPOSE OF THESE NOTES
But if a watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand. EZEKIEL 33:6
These notes are my attempt to document Biblical scriptures and to (somewhat) collect my thoughts that shed understanding on aspects of Biblical truths that Satan has been hiding from mankind, in preparation for the great delusion that will soon ensnare the world. From the beginning, Satan has infused deception into the Word of God. We humans are very susceptible to flattery and to believing lies. Over the last 6-years, God has used faithful, Bible believing Christians (such as LA Marzulli, Patrick Heron, Tom Horn, Jeff Radt, Derek Gilbert, and Sue Bradley) who aren’t afraid to tackle fringe topics, to open my eyes in order to believe His word in its entirety, and to not solely rely on man’s traditions. I have seen many paradigms shattered in the process, old so-called truths taught by secular education as well as “church” tradition, which are becoming incompatible with the Lord’s awesome Holy Word. In short, my world view has completely changed, and now I view everything through the lenses of scripture. What I see is terrifying on one hand, and completely glorious on the other. Yes, Satan is a real being. He is the prince and god of this planet, and he excels in the distraction and coercion of mankind into believing lies; but God the Creator is even more real and powerful, and His Son and my King Jesus Christ is coming back real soon!
Examples of Serious Deception that is Ramping-Up in the World Today:
- The Bible is not the inspired Word of God and is not to be taken literally; therefore it is not to be taken seriously. Those who do literally believe the Word are considered ignorant, simple, weak, mean, and even evil.
- Liberal theology, Laodicean Christianity, and Emergent Christianity are prime examples in the “protestant” church who no longer hold to the Word.
- We are not alone in this universe.
- The world’s media definitely propagates this belief, but surprisingly so does the Vatican! NASA and secular science spends multi-millions of dollars annually in the search of extra-terrestrial life, which “if” discovered would “confirm” evolution and “undermine/discredit” the Bible.
- How many alien movies and television shows are produced each year?
- A “few” Alien Invasion themed movies and TV shows: Independence Day, Star Gate; War of the Worlds, District 9, Race to Witch Mountain, Transformers 1, 2, and 3, The Event, “V”, Alien Nation, Skyline, Battle: L.A., Cowboys and Aliens, Predator 1, 2; Aliens vs. Predators, etc.
- Speaking of Movies and Television: it is well known that visual media is an extremely powerful tool used in spreading propaganda. Nazi Germany in WW-2 refined this tool to effectively brainwash its citizens (many of which were “Christian”) into believing heinous lies with obvious results. I firmly believe that the “prince of the power of the air” spoken of by Paul in EPHESIANS is behind the mass media “air-waves” of today. We as Bible believing Christians can view the themes and ideas being put forth in film, T.V., and music as a means to monitor Satan’s schemes (which we are not to be ignorant of).
- There is no hell.
- What is believed by the “intellectual world”; hell is not typically taught in the circles of liberal theology, Laodicean Christianity, and the Emergent Church. A new book out from Emergent Church pastor Rob Bell is sure to be a best seller. In it he essentially states that no one stays in hell “forever”, because ultimately, God’s love, “wins.”
- People are mostly good, and all good people go to heaven; or that there are many paths to heaven; as long as you seek god as your understanding allows, you will go to heaven.
- Again, this is what is believed by the world and is typically taught by liberal theology, Laodicean Christianity, and the Emergent Church.
- Evolution is a fact.
- God of the Bible is the same god followed by *Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, pagans, spiritualists, etc.
- *Professed by GW Bush, Obama; inferred to by Rick Warren during Obama’s Presidential inauguration prayer.
- Science and technology cannot be argued against (evolution, global warming, are some examples of man leaning on his own understanding).
- Christianity is an amalgamation based on older religions such as the Egyptian worship of Isis / Horus, Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Semiramis / Tammuz, and pagan sun (Son) god worship.
- Intellectual and collegiate opinions.
- The occult is cool, hip, trendy, and ok for our children.
- Occult rituals
- Rituals played by children such as “Light as a feather, stiff as a board”. My wife tells of a time in her youth when she and 2 other girls lifted up a 4th girl while chanting this phrase, each girl using only 1-finger!
- Games such as Oji-Boards, (any connection between the Oji board and Wii gaming systems?), tarot cards, dungeons and dragons, and of course thousands of video-games dealing with violence and the occult.
- My two main points of contention: desensitization to the issue of the occult, so when it manifests openly, it will be accepted openly; and second, it can provide in-direct consent to evil spirits, allowing them an opportunity to come into your life. Demonic possession is very real, and is masked today by psychiatric terminology and medications (Sleep Paralysis is also a demonic manifestation). Most so-called “alien abduction” victims had dabbled in the occult prior to their traumatic experiences. Respected researchers in the field of abduction phenomena have actually arrived to the conclusion that it is a demonic event. Many victims have cried out to the Lord Jesus Christ for deliverance during their abduction experience, and were rescued!
- Vampirism: Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Ann Rice books, etc. Consuming blood is a very serious matter in the Old Testament and is strictly forbidden. Additionally, vampires obtain immortality by drinking human blood, which is contemptuous when compared to the communion of the church in remembrance of Christ Jesus spilling of His own blood to save us, which will eventually provide the church body with immortality. Lastly, vampirism is also highly erotic and attractive to teens, (which was why I was addicted to vampire literature in high-school), and can lead to a multitude of life scarring events.
- Sorcery: Harry Potter, Sabrina Teen-age Witch, Halloween, etc. Sorcery and necromancy is also strictly forbidden in the Old Testament. Saul was killed on the very day that he consulted the witch of Endor (hmmm, same name chosen for the moon-planet in the movie “Return of the Jedi”). God doesn’t forbid our involvement with the occult because it isn’t real, He warns us to stay away from it because it is very real, and highly dangerous. Children are tremendously susceptible to the occult; wonder why so many cartoons are loaded with the subject matter such as: He-Man, She-Ra, Smurfs, GI-Joes, X-Men, Superman, etc? The list would be a volume in itself. Myself as a child watched all these cartoons, and it was only recently that I realized how much occult content was included in these “harmless” cartoons.
- RESULT: my generation is completely accepting and desensitized to occult themes and subject matter, because of the constant bombardment of cartoons, comics, movies, and video-games since our earliest memories. We are a techno-savvy generation primed and ready to believe in the open manifestation of occult lying signs and wonders.
Host of Heaven
The host of heaven has been worshipped by pagans throughout history, and their worship continues today… Solomon was correct when he wrote ECCLESIASTES 1:9, stating that there is nothing new under the sun. But the Host of Heaven does not merely refer to the sun, moon, planets, and stars. It also may be a reference to the self-claimed “deities” that descended from the heavens onto the earth ages ago, as described by ancient mythologies throughout the world: Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Greek, Egyptian, Sumerian, Indian, Polynesian, etc. Who were these “deities?” Modern man has coined a new term for them: “Ancient Alien Astronauts”.
The History Channel has an ongoing series about these so-called ancient alien astronauts, and with the popularity of Kurt Von Daniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” from the 70’s, and the teaching of Zechariah Sitchen about Sumerian Annunaki, modern man is being conditioned to give credit for life’s seeding on the earth by these “ancient extraterrestrials”. In Ben Stein’s excellent documentary film, “No Intelligence Allowed”, outspoken atheist and evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins gave credence to the idea of aliens as the source of life starting on earth.
Yet, the Bible is explicit in its warnings about the Host of Heaven.
- And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them. DEUTERONOMY 4:19, See also: 2KINGS 17:16, 21:5, 23:4-5, 2 CHRONICLES 18:18, 33:3, 33:5, NEHEMIAH 9:6, JEREMIAH 8:2, 33:22, etc.
- They forsook all the commandments of the Lord their God and made for themselves molten images, even two calves, and made an Aserah and worshipped all the host of heaven and served Baal. 2 KINGS 17:16
- So it will happen in that day, that the Lord will punish the host of heaven on high, and the kings of the earth on earth. They will be gathered together like prisoners in the dungeon (pit), and will be confined in prison; after many days they will be punished. ISAIAH 24:21-22
- What day is “that day”? The Day of Judgment! I believe REVELATION 12:7-9 tells us that Satan and his angels will be forcibly expelled from the 3rd Heaven, and confined to our physical dimension here on earth.
- All the host of heaven will wear (rot) away, and the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; all their hosts will also wither away. ISAIAH 34:4
- We know from 2 PETER 3:10,12 that the earth and heavens will pass away and be destroyed with an intense heat; but I believe that often times there are dual fulfillments to prophecy (such as Antiochus Epiphanies and the end-times Beast).
- For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly “places”. EPHESIANS 6:12
- “Places” are always written in italics, signifying that the word is absent within the original text. Basically the Host of Heaven exists in heaven, but which heaven is the key. The 1st heaven is our sky; the 2nd heaven is outer space; and the 3rd heaven is the throne of God. We are taught to believe that angels and the forces of evil reside only in the 3rd heaven; but we forget that the 2nd heaven (space) is a pretty big play ground… and I haven’t even discussed aspects of inter-dimensional travel as suspected by many researchers in the UFO field. .
- Yet we do not speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away… which none of the rulers of this age understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory. 1 CORINTHIANS 2:6-8
- Ah, here we see the “rulers of this age” are passing away, again a possible double meaning when compared with 2 PETER 3:10.
What’s my point? The Bible gives us the answer: The Host of Heaven is comprised of angels who live in the heavens; not just the 3rd heaven which is where the throne of God is, but in the 2nd heaven – outer space. Whether they are fallen angels in league with Satan, or represent the remaining 2/3 of the angels who did not side with the devil, I am not sure. In DANIEL 10:21, Gabriel states that the only one who stood with him (Gabriel) against the enemy “rulers and authorities” (angels) is Israel’s prince, Michael the archangel. This verse may suggest that the remaining 2/3rds of the heavenly host who did not join with Satan in his rebellion may either be neutral or remain undecided in their allegiances, and therefore are “watching” the affairs of men, so as to learn more about the Lord by the way HE deals with us (EPHESIANS 3:9-10, 1-CORITNHIANS 4:9, 1 PETER 1:12).
But, not all the host of heaven represents fallen angels.
- Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.” 1 KINGS 22:19
- Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him, Jacob said when he saw them, “this is God’s camp (literally “host”). GENESIS 31:1-2
- And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased”. LUKE 2:13-14
We must respect the host of heaven, but not worship or revile them. The Lord asks us to respect the office of those whom He places (or allows) in positions of authority, most likely as a way to test our faith in Him. How often does it seem that those who are in power directly over us are not respectable?
- Daring, self willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. 2 PETER 2:10-11
- Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties, But when Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” JUDE: 8-10
DANIEL 8 brings up something else to think about: the Beast / Antichrist will also have control over some of the host of heaven (again, don’t assume this heaven means the 3rd heaven / throne of God). Now how the beast will trample on those from the heavens, I am not sure. My theory is that this will be part of the great delusion, where the beast (antichrist) rescues humanity from an extraterrestrial threat or invasion, and thus will become the world’s savior, worshipped by the masses. More on this later.
- It (the little horn) grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the stars (heavenly host) to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down, It even magnified itself to be equal with the commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down. And on account of the transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper. DANIEL 8:10-12
- I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High (ISAIAH 14:14). Here Satan is in the middle of his five “I will” statements, the 5-point action plan of Satan. By the way, ever wonder why the 5-point inverted “star” is used in satanic rituals, which also represent the goat god Baphomet?
Angels and Angelic Technology
Angels are powerful supernatural “intelligent beings”. They are multi-dimensional: able to travel from the 3rd heaven (throne of God) down to the earth and manifest physically in our reality. They are very real, and are not to be worshipped or reviled. Since Satan and angels were able to rebel against the Lord, angels apparently have freedom of will like humanity does. God created angels for His purposes, and we aren’t told much about them, yet what we are told blows my mind.
· And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements. REVELATION 21:17
Man uses angelic measurements! When reading this verse, most would assume the opposite: that angels would use measurements derived from men. But since the statement reads that man’s measurements are also angelic measurements, it means that man’s measurements are based on the angelic. What an astonishing fact to read in the scriptures! This angel uses a measuring rod (was it a yellow Stanley?), which infers units of measure (and maybe even those dreaded significant figures!). Seriously though, REVELATION 21:17 tells us that man uses angelic measurements, which indirectly includes geometry and mathematics, in the building of structures.
Now here is the question, when and where did mankind learn angelic measurements… or better yet, from whom? The Book of Enoch tells us that fallen angels provided man with knowledge from heaven, including astrology, sorcery, metallurgy, warfare, etc, in exchange for women to be used as wives / mothers to produce their hybrid offspring “Nephilim”, more on that later.
Before anyone freaks out on me for taking the Book of Enoch seriously, remember that it was directly quoted by Jesus’ half-brother Jude, and was directly alluded to by Peter. It was included within the canon of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and was found with the Dead Sea scrolls. So at the very least, the Book of Enoch provides insight to beliefs held around the time of Christ. We use non-Biblical sources all the time to fill in the blanks of history; Josephus’ work “Antiquities of the Jews” chiefly comes to mind. Therefore, in light of what the Book of Enoch teaches, Revelation 21:17 is a Biblical confirmation that knowledge was given to humanity from angels.
· The city is laid out in a square, and its length is as great as its width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. REVELATION 21:16
Most people when reading the verse above create a “cube” structure in their mind, but what other geometric shape satisfies verse 16’s criteria? How about a four-sided pyramid? Ancient pyramid structures can be found around the world in Europe, Asia, and South America, not just in Egypt. Now if New Jerusalem represents a pyramid rather than a cube, does your paradigm change at all concerning the Great Pyramid? What about the unfinished pyramid found on the back of our one-dollar bill? Does the reference of Mount Zion (literally a mountain) resemble a Rubik-cube or pyramid?
We are told in EZEKIEL 28:14 that Satan was placed on the Mountain of God. So if the chief of the rebel angels fell from a “heavenly mountain”, then other fallen angels who gave mankind mathematics and taught knowledge from heaven may have directed the construction of these massive structures in reference to the “great city in heaven”… the place from which the fallen angels were expelled.
· In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord near its border. It will become a sign and witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt. ISAIAH 19:19-20.
· … who has set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and even to this day both in Israel and among mankind JEREMIAH 32:20
o Is this altar to the Lord possibly the Great Pyramid in Giza? What other structure present within Egypt today could qualify? Of course an altar may be built there later, but it is intriguing nonetheless.
o The location of the Great Pyramid in the middle of Egypt today is actually also at the old border between the northern and southern kingdoms of ancient Egypt.
o Modern science still is at a loss to explain the methods and knowledge required for the construction of the Great Pyramid.
o Read Patrick Heron’s book: “The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse”, for more information concerning some astonishing details of the Great Pyramid.
o Read Tom Horn’s book: “Apollyon Rising: 2012”, about the shocking history and meaning behind the Masonic symbology of the United States of America official seal (as seen on the $1 dollar bill), and how it ties into the Masonic / mystery Babylonian religion.
You are what you eat …
Angels eat bread (manna) like men eat bread! Even though angels are supernatural / multi-dimensional, they are still “real” and therefore “physical”. If an angel can eat like a man, if an angel can take a man by the arm, if an angel can look like a man, and if an angel can teach man measurements and building instructions, than maybe angels can have physical relations with women. Not to be too graphic here, but refer to Genesis 6; more on this topic later.
· Man did eat the bread of the angels; He sent them food in abundance. PSALM 78:25
· Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. HEBREWS 13:2
· He (Abraham) took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and placed it before them (the Lord and the 2-angels); and he was standing by them under the tree as they ate. GENESIS 18:8
Jesus as a man was created a little lower than the angels, which means that humans are indeed created a little lower than angels. A “little lower” does not mean completely different. Man is absolutely “a little lower” in terms of power, and majesty; but interestingly scripture reveals that we are surprisingly similar as to shape, physical characteristics, and physical requirements. Remember that man was created in the image of God. Remember also that angels are called the sons of God (Genesis 6, Job, Psalms). John in the book of Revelation (22:9) is called a “brother” by the angel. We are looking for our adoption as the sons of God (ROMANS 8:23).
· Yet You have made Him a little lower than God (or the angels), and You crown him with glory and majesty! PSALM 8:5
· You have made Him for a little while lower than the angels. HEBREW 2:7
· There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:40
We see in EZEKIEL and REVELATION descriptions of living beings and angels; living beings with non-human physical descriptions, and angels with human physical descriptions. The strong angel seen in REVELATION 10, though potentially HUGE, is standing with one foot on the sea and the other foot on the land; he still possesses feet, legs, arms, and hands… all human physical descriptions.
Angels are seen in 2 Kings 6:17 (Elijah) with chariots of fire. Additionally, angels and the living creatures of heaven are seen with vehicles (wheels in wheels) described in the book of Ezekiel. The secular world is already saying that the Biblical reference to angels and their “chariots of fire” and “wheels in wheels” are primitive / ancient man’s attempt to document alien astronauts and their space ships. This teaching is gaining in popularity and will serve as part of the foundation of the great delusion mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2; watch the movie “Knowing” with Nicholas Cage or view the History Channel series on this very subject.
- Strong’s Hebrew # 4818: Merkabah – war chariot, may also be translated as a traveling coach or cart. This is also the name of Israel’s modern-day battle tank.
Angels use swords: the cherubim in the Garden of Eden, the angel seen standing in front of Balaam and his donkey with a drawn sword, etc.
Daniel 10:13, 10-21 and Revelation 12:7-9 tell of angels battling against each other. Therefore angelic use of weapons to wage war is indicated: this technology was then passed along to men as told by the Book of Enoch. This might explain why there has been such an incredible explosion of weapons technology and destructive capability over the last 100-years.
- Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth (men) and the rulers (angels) take counsel together against the Lord and His anointed, saying, “let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!” Psalm 2:1-3
Does Psalm 2:1-3 correspond to these verses in Revelation?
- And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. REVELATION 16:13-14
- The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful. REVELATION 17:12-14
Do the angelic rulers and authorities in heavenly “places” that Paul talks about in Ephesians 3:10 really think they can wage war against the Lord? I believe they do, and that they are attempting to ramp-up man’s technology in that very attempt. Plato’s Atlantis myth contains stories of men possessing incredible science-fiction like weaponry, and may be a possible description (though corrupted) of the technologically sophisticated antediluvian world that disappeared “into the sea” over-night. Ancient Hindu Vedic Sanskrit texts also describe wars between the gods using flying machines yielding incredible “sun-like” destructive power (are these nuclear weapons?).
There may be evidence of ancient nuclear exchanges due to the presence of sheet glass found in Africa. Sheet glass can be formed when nuclear weapons are detonated over sandy desert regions. Glass also can be created when lightning strikes the sand, however this glass is not formed in sheets, but rather in small jagged and irregular quantities. Refer to the website www.s8int.com for more details.
Are angels spirits? Are spirits also demons? Are demons fallen angels? Is there a difference between clean and unclean spirits? Here we see that spirits are at the very least included in the host of heaven.
· Micaiah said, “ Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left The Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall on Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said this while another said that. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will entice him.’ The Lord said to him, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ 1 KINGS 22:19-22
· Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and it does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came’; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. MATTHEW 12:43-45
· See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have. LUKE 24:39
· And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot… LUKE 22:3
Previously, I went into detail about physical attributes of angels. This is not to be meant that I believe angels cannot manifest as spirits, since we just read Luke 22:3 where Satan indwelt a man. What I do believe is that unclean spirits cannot manifest in our world physically like angels can. It is like the saying, “a square can be a rectangle, but a rectangle can’t be a square”. I do believe that what we call demons (which also are ghosts), are the earth bound unclean spirits of the Nephilim who died in the flood. This is the belief held by the ancient Jews, as written about in extra-biblical texts such as the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jubilees. Additionally, scripture does refer to giants as the Rephaim, Rapha, and Rabbah. These words are also translated as shades, which are evil spirits. So we can find the correlation in our Bibles without having to resort to extra-biblical texts.
So what’s my point? Angels and men are more alike than what I ever had initially believed. Scripture does allude to fallen angels providing mankind with technology; fallen angels in my opinion represent the entities of which ancient man worshipped “as the gods who descended from heaven”. If it happened then, it can happen again. History more often then not appears cyclical. Atlantis and desert sheet glass then may be evidence of sophisticated pre-flood wars fought using technology provided to men by angels (not ancient alien astronauts). And lastly, we should not confuse demons / unclean spirits with angels and the host of heaven, whether they are fallen or not.
Strong’s Concordance definitions:
- Strong’s Hebrew #7497 Raphah: invigorating; a giant; a ghost, dead, deceased. Rephaim / Rabbah also refers to shades – evil spirits, ghosts). (Isaiah 26: 19 And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits [literally shades]; Isaiah 14:9 It [Sheol] arouses for you the sprits of the dead [Shades, in Hebrew the Repha’im], all the leaders of the earth [Literally male goats]).
- Strong’s Hebrew #5303 Nephil: a bully, tyrant; giant; from the root of #5307 Naphal: fall, or become fallen, cast down. Nephilim are literally “the fallen ones”.
- Strong’s Hebrew # 1368 Gibbowr: powerful, warrior, tyrant; strong, mighty man.
- Strong’s Hebrew #8163: Sair (saw-eer): shaggy goat; faun. Goat demons (Lev. 17:7 and 2 Chr. 11:15); think of Mr. Tumnus from Narnia. See also Isaiah 14:9 and Zechariah 10:3. Azazel in Leviticus 16:10 means “scape-goat”, and is also the name of a fallen angel in the book of Enoch, whom God banished in the wilderness because of sin.
- Strong’s Hebrew #7700: Shad, shod, “shade”, a demon. From #7736: to swell up because of insolence; to devastate.
- Strong’s Greek #1139: Daimonizomai: possessed by a devil.
- Strong’s Greek # 1140: Daimonion: a demonic entity / being; a devil
- Strong’s Greek #1142: Daimon: a demon or supernatural spirit of bad nature.
- Strong’s Hebrew # 179: Owb: spirit of the dead; necromancer (i.e. a ventriloquist, the noise from a hollow jar; mumbling)
- Strong’s Hebrew #7307 Ruwach: wind, breath (as in a violent exhalation).
- Strong’s Greek #4151 Pneuma: current of air, breath (blast)
- Strong’s Hebrew #1478 Gava: to breath out / expire; give up the ghost. (Gen 25:8 when Abraham gave up the ghost).
- Strong’s Hebrew #5315 Nephash: soul; an air breathing creature; self, life.
- Strong’s Greek #1606 Ekpneo: breath out the soul; soul expiring.
- Strong’s Greek #1634 Ekpsucho: expire; breath out the soul.
- Strong’s Hebrew #4397 Malak: dispatched as a deputy; a messenger; an angel.
- Strong’s Hebrew #430 Elohiym: gods, magistrates; rulers, judges (divine); sons of God. (Psalm 8:5 “you made Him a little lower than the angels).
- Strong’s Hebrew #8136 Shinan: change; angels; from #8132 Shana: to alter, change. (Psalm 68:17 thousand, even thousands of angels.
- Strong’s Hebrew #47 Abbiyr: bulls; strong ones; mighty; stout hearted, valiant; chiefist; Psalm 78:25… man did eat angels food; Psalm 22:12-13 … many strong bulls of Bashan have surrounded me…
- Strong’s Greek #32 Aggelos: messenger; guardian or representative.
- Strong’s Greek #2465 Isaggelos: like an angel. (Luke 20:36 for they are equal unto the angels).
- Strong’s Hebrew #5175 Nachash: snake; from #5172: to hiss, whisper, enchant.
- Strong’s Hebrew #8577 Tanniyn: a marine or land monster; sea-serpent or jackal; a dragon.
- Strong’s Hebrew #8314 Saraph: burning one; fiery being (a burning poisonous snake); seraphim is noble and plural.
- Strong’s Hebrew #2119 Zachal: to crawl, in fear.
- Strong’s Greek #3789 Ophis: serpent.
- Strong’s Greek #2062 Herpeton: creeping thing; a reptile.
I NEED TO MAKE THIS POINT CLEAR: I do not believe that humans are really angels with amnesia, and that as “angels”, our purpose here on earth is to choose who to side with: Satan, or God. There is a heretical teaching that is pushing this belief, which I do not follow or agree with.
(Note: the King James Bible does not mention Rahab in the book of Job, but renders the meaning as “the proud”. The New American Standard Bible on the other hand clearly translates “Rahab”).
I first encountered the planet Rahab theory on David Flynn’s watcher website. Mr. Flynn’s article describes Rahab as being Satan’s chief planet within the solar system, which the Lord destroyed in the angelic rebellion prior to Adam during the gap period between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. This planetary destruction wrecked havoc on the adjacent planets Mars and Earth, and is why the Earth was described as formless and void in Genesis 1:2. Jeremiah also had a prophetic look:
- “I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void and to the heavens, and they had no light. I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro. I looked, and behold, there was no man (literally no “Adam”, no race of Adam; mankind was absent), and all the birds of heaven had fled. I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all its cities were pulled down before the Lord, before His fierce anger. JEREMIAH 4:23-26 (so if there was no “Adam”, and no men, whose cities were these? In my opinion, they were angelic cities).
- For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place [void], but formed it to be inhabited. ISAIAH 45:18
- Void, Strong’s Hebrew #922 – Bohuw: an undistguishable ruin, emptiness.
- (without) Form, Strong’s Hebrew #8414 – Tohuw: a waste, a desolation, in vain, a worthless thing.
- “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell ME, if you have understanding, who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it? On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? JOB 38: 4-7
The Lord created the earth perfect, to be enjoyed, utilized, and inhabited. Therefore the earth was initially used and inhabited, prior to the event which caused it to become wasted, formless, and void. So in my Biblical based opinion, the initial residents living on the planet earth before “Adam” were the morning stars, the sons of God, the angels in JOB 38 who shouted for joy!
Now in my Bible’s non-inspired study notes, Rahab is a poetic term describing Egypt (meaning insolence, proud / prideful). The main scriptural references that Mr. Flynn uses in his theory is found in the book of Job.
- … and by His understanding He shattered Rahab. By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent. JOB 26:12-13
- God will not turn back His anger; beneath Him crouch the helpers of Rahab. JOB 9:13.
- In JOB 9:6-9, Job had just talked about God shaking the earth and its pillars… who alone stretched out the heavens… who made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades. All these are celestial references; therefore here in JOB, the context of Rahab is celestial, not terrestrial.
- Even Egypt, whose help is vain and empty. Therefore I have called her (her being Egypt) “Rahab who had been exterminated”. ISAIAH 30:7
- Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake as in the days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not You who cut Rahab into pieces, who pierced the dragon? ISAIAH 51:9
- Rahab in this verse is now directly linked with the dragon, who we know is Satan.
- You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm. The heavens are Yours, the earth is also Yours; the world and all it contains, You have founded them. PSALM 89:10
- I shall mention Rahab, and Babylon, among those who know Me. PSALM 87:4
What nation do we know of that was destroyed before the Lord decimated Egypt during the time of Moses? The book of Job, possibly the oldest written book of the Bible, mentions Rahab. It is Mr. Flynn’s contention (as well as my own) that in order for Egypt to be called Rahab, Rahab must have first been a real nation or empire that was destroyed sometime before Moses. We know the Lord destroyed the antediluvian world before He sent the plagues against Egypt, but is there any attributing physical evidence about an even earlier judgment?
Titius-Bode Law (or rule): a mathematical equation predicting the location of planets orbiting the sun. This mathematical formula is incredibly accurate from Mercury to Uranus, but the percentage of error increases substantially for Neptune and Pluto. This law predicts a planet in the location of the asteroid belt, yet there is no planet there now, just a lot of rocks and debris. The largest of these rocks, named Ceres, was originally thought to be a planet, before it was downgraded to an asteroid. Astronomers believe that the asteroid belt is the debris left-over from a cataclysmic planetary destruction “billions and billions” of years ago.
We know that Satan was one of the greatest of God’s created beings (EZEKIEL 28:12), yet he fell from the heavens (ISAIAH 14:12). Satan is also named Lucifer, star of the morning, son of the dawn in ISAIAH 14:12. Here scripture connects angels to stars, therefore anytime we read of stars falling from the heavens (MATTHEW 24:29), or the powers of the heavens being shaken (LUKE 21:26), we know that the Lord is referring to angels.
You (Satan) walked in the midst of the stones of fire… and I have destroyed you (Satan), O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. EZEKIAL 28:14-16
Did Satan rule amongst the planets? Planets are also known as wondering stars, and are incredibly bright in the sky. You could draw a relationship between viewing sparking gem stones and gazing at the reds and blues of Mars, Jupiter, and Venous. So could Ezekiel’s poetic reference to the “stones of fire” actually be planets? (I believe so).
What’s my point? Angels lived on the Earth and in the solar-system prior to Satan’s fall. Their rebellion resulted in the destruction of the planet which is now the asteroid belt; that in turn wrecked Earth and Mars, requiring God to reconstruct the Earth. In Earth’s recreation, Adam (man) was created to be the new guardian / steward of the world, until he lost that right to Satan. But if the angels had dominion over the solar system back then, and actually had “lived” on these planets, would angels be more comparable to a Hallmark card depiction of a chubby child with bird wings or a space traveling “ancient alien astronaut”?
If angel’s possessed civilization within the solar-system prior to GENESIS 1:2, their knowledge of cities, mathematics, and technology could be passed down to mankind (who was created similar, yet “lower” than they), in order to “recreate” their civilization. This I realize seems to be stretching feasibility, but the evidence left in the ancient world, combined with the conditioning I see happening today, is preparing mankind to once again cohabitate with “ancient alien astronauts”, the host of heaven, a.k.a. the fallen angels.
For additional sources of angelic presence within the solar system, there are multiple (highly-controversial) examples of artifacts on Earth’s moon, the Cydonian face on Mars, and various anomalies found on other moons in the solar system. Iapetus is one such moon; a large solid ridge circumferentially bisects the sphere, appearing highly artificial as almost if it were a chain binding shut the celestial body. Do a Google search for an image to see what I mean. See David Flynn’s website: mt./watcher.net and book: “Cydonia”, a well as Richard Hoagland’s Enterprise Mission website for more articles. Look up Peruvian NASCA lines for evidence that ancient man worshipped gods who “flew in the sky”.
We also know that Satan is the ruler of this world (JOHN 14:30), and the prince of the power of the air (EPHESIANS 2:2). Now why would Paul say that Satan was the prince of the air? Was it because it was in the air (sky / space) that Satan traveled to and fro, looking for whom to devour? How about when Satan answered the Lord about roaming about the earth and walking around on it (JOB 2:2); roaming and walking are two different methods of travel. It is just not physically possible to walk from L.A. to Jerusalem, you would need to either fly or take a boat. Of course we assume that Satan and angels can just instantly travel from one location to the next, but that is an ASSUMPTION!
Some additional names of Satan: Baal-Zebub, Leviathan, dragon.
- Baal-Zebub, Strong’s Greek #1176: “Baal of the Fly”, or Lord of the Fly, a deity of the Ekronites.
- Zebub, Strong;s Greek #2020: to flit (i.e. fly around in an erratic pattern, like a fly or insect); a fly of the stinging nature. Have you ever seen any UFO documentaries of eye witnesses describing UFO flight behavior? Look into it.
- Beel-Zebub, Strong’s Greek #954: “dung god”.
- Dragon, Strong’s Hebrew #8577: Tanniyn, a marine or land monster, i.e. a sea-serpent or jackal. (Often translated as Dragon in the KJV, and as jackal in the NASB).
- Leviathan, Strong’s Hebrew #3882: a wreathed animal, a serpent. For an interesting comparison, look into the description in the book of Job, and compare it with descriptions of the Chinese dragon.
Return of the Nephilim
Jesus Christ Himself said concerning the end times and His second coming:
- “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah”. MATTHEW 24:37
- “And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man”. LUKE 17:26
We must ask ourselves, what were the days of Noah like? What peculiarities were there about the conditions of the antediluvian world that necessitated the Lord’s destructive wrath? Most Bible students head straight for GENESIS 6:11 were we see that the earth was filled with violence, and again in verse 12, God repeats that all the earth was filled with violence. But we tend to ignore that both verses state “corruption”. Wickedness and violence is a direct result of corrupted flesh. Corruption is a term meaning that the flesh (or living creatures) was no longer pure, no longer in the original state of God’s creation. What caused the flesh to become corrupted and fill the earth with violence and wickedness?
- Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. GENESIS 6:1-2
- These sons of God are not the human sons of Seth, as is taught in most seminaries. Sons of God are clearly angels, as mentioned in Job 1:6, 2:1, and 38:7.
- The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came into the daughters of man, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men of old, the men of renown. GENESIS 6:4
- These are … the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time, (literally perfect in his generations, or genes) Noah walked with God. GENESIS 6:9
- Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. GENESIS 6:11-12
So Noah had perfect genes, and we have to assume, as did his wife. Sorry to bring up incest here, but most men married their first cousins and/or sisters back in that day; therefore Noah’s boys were also genetically pure. The remaining flesh on earth had become corrupted, no longer in the original pure state that God had created it to be. Offspring of fallen angels who bred with human women are the Nephilim, they are the “mighty named ones of old”. Evil and violence abounded throughout the world because of the wicked Nephilim. “Corrupted flesh” also includes the animal kingdom; examples of abhorrent creatures are extensively documented throughout mythology.
- Giants: Strong’s Hebrew #5303 Nephil – a bully, tyrant.; from the root of Strong’s #5307: Naphal – to fall, to be cast down or thrown down: Nephilim are literally “the fallen ones”.
- Giants: Strong’s Hebrew #7497 Raphah – in the sense of invigorating, a giant; also is a ghost, dead, deceased. (Rephaim / Rappah: shades - evil spirits, dead ones, “ghosts”).
- Giants: Strong’s Hebrew #1368 Gibbowr – strong / mighty man; powerful, warrior, tyrant.
The Greek account of the Titans may be a corrupted account of these antediluvian giants. We can also look at the many mythologies from history which tell of gods descending from the heavens (sky / air, space) to mate with women, and create demigod offspring. Again, Greek mythology in particular has many tales of gods taking human or animal forms and mating with women. Hercules was ½-god, he was a man of renown, and may be the Greek equivalent of Nimrod, who was a mighty hunter before the Lord (which can also be interpreted as a mighty hunter of the Lord… trying to literally “hunt” the Lord).
Many of the so-called ancient “monsters” may indeed be examples of corrupted flesh as mentioned in Genesis. Since I believe the Bible completely, we must take into account the fact that Noah lived a long time after the flood, as did his son Shem. Noah and his sons provided eye-witness testimonies of the times before the flood, and gave this information to their descendants after the flood. Human nature (and Satan’s meddling) corrupted their truthful eye-witness accounts of history into what our professors and historians pass-off as fictional by-products of our ancestor’s over-active imaginations and use of psychedelic herbs and mushrooms. But I believe much of ancient mythology contains threads of truth (albeit very small threads). Using the genealogies and years provided by the NASB Bible, some interesting facts were discovered:
- Noah’s father, Lamech was 56-years old when Adam died, and was 168-years old when Seth died.
- Abram was 58-years old when Noah passed away, and Noah’s son Shem (Abram’s great grandfather x 7) outlived Abraham by 35-years.
Therefore Adam could have potentially chatted with Lamech; Lamech of course directly talked with and educated Noah, and Noah / Shem could have kibitzed with Abram. There are potentially only 3-separate links in the communication chain between the first man Adam and the father of our faith, Abraham! So, when we see the flood account being present in almost every ancient culture’s mythology, it is because it actually happened! The key to remember is that the flood story is accurately represented only in the Judeo-Christian faith. Now in context with the Nephilim, we find many ancient mythologies describing interaction and interbreeding between the gods and humanity. These tales have the thread of original truth woven within them just like the other flood accounts, but again, the only place to find the Truth is within the word of God.
· And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing punishment of eternal fire. JUDE vs. 6-7
- For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world… 2 PETER 2:4
- Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 1 CORINTHIANS 11:10
- Here in the New Testament, Paul warns the church in Corinth that their women needed a symbol of authority placed on their head, as a sign and reminder to the angels (fallen angels in my opinion), that these women are off-limits and claimed by their husbands, and by the head of the church, our Lord and King Jesus Christ.
Knowing that angels sinned sexually makes me sincerely appreciate why the Lord is very adamant about us avoiding sexual immorality, and why Satan uses sexual temptation to undermine us at every turn. Back to the reason of the flood: Satan was in the Garden of Eden when the Lord said that the seed of the woman would crush his head (GENESIS 3:15). This seed was the first mention of the messiah in the Bible, (known as the proto-evangelium). If Satan could corrupt human DNA through angelic interbreeding, than there could be no pure human “seed” or pure human DNA available for the messiah to be born through.
Following the flood, there was further angelic / human interbreeding (GENESIS 6:4). These Nephilim giants were placed in abundance throughout the land of promise, Canaan, as another attempt by Satan to prevent the messiah from being born. Joshua and the Israelites fought against these post-flood Nephilim, and with the Lords help, were victorious! Additional Satanic attempts to thwart God’s promises through the Jews: (Pharoh, Hamen, Herod, Nero, Hitler, etc).
Since there were so many Nephilim living in the Promised Land following the flood, the Lord gave the commandment calling for the complete annihilation of the giants. The Old Testament clearly documents these abhorrent creatures (“Beasts” if you will). Many critics of the Bible do not understand why God would be “so mean” to command Joshua to slay all the men, women, and children of the Canaanites. It was for the same reason that the Lord destroyed the entire antediluvian world, yet saved Noah and the few remaining uncorrupted animals on the ark. It was an act of God’s amazing mercy to save mankind in order to bring through His redeemer by eliminating all sources of corrupted flesh.
The Lord was completely successful in destroying all the antediluvian Nephilim. That is why there was the second incursion of angels to interbreed with women following the flood. These post-flood Nephilim were the reason why the Lord commanded the Israelites not to intermarry with any Canaanites, but to destroy them down to the last child. Interesting that God still allowed Joseph and Moses to marry Gentile wives however. The strict commandment was in place to preserve the uncorrupted human blood line through Abraham; marrying a Gentile non-believer and marrying a Nephilim Canaanite are two entirely separate circumstances.
By accepting the fact that the sons of God are indeed angels, you must also accept the GENESIS 6:4 warning that Nephilim were on the earth after the flood. Since the statement “after the flood” includes the time period extending into today, Nephilim may still be present on the earth. Now in what shape or form is highly debatable since there aren’t many 10+ foot warriors seen roaming the land (and no, I do not believe Shaqille O’Neal is a Nephilim giant). Perhaps they have moved to another location either above or below the earth. They might be more “normal sized” today than before, less obvious than the giants of old. Or they may have been bread into new forms (i.e. the “alien grays”). In either case, the Lord clearly told His disciples that the coming of the Son of Man will be like the Days of Noah; therefore we should expect corrupted and wicked flesh to once more roam freely on the face of the earth.
- Descendants of Anak (NUMBERS 13:21); a land that devours (cannibalize) its inhabitants… men of great size… Nephilim (sons of Anak are Nephilim) NUMBERS 13:32-33
- Wonder were the idea that giants eat men came from? The book of Enoch also tells of the giants eating people. Histories and mythologies listed in Steven Quayle’s book, “Genesis 6 Giants” tell of many examples of cannibalism.
- People bigger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw the sons of the Anakim there. DEUTERONOMY 1:28
- The Emim lived there formerly, a people as great, numerous, and tall as the Anakim. Like the Anakim, they are also regarded as Rephaim, but the Moabites call them Emim. DEUTERONOMY 2:10-11
- Strong’s Hebrew #7497 Raphah: invigorating; a giant; a ghost, dead, deceased. Rephaim / Rabbah also refers to shades – evil spirits, ghosts). (Isaiah 26: 19 - And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits [literally shades]; Isaiah 14:9 - It [Sheol] arouses for you the sprits of the dead [Shades, in Hebrew the Repha’im], all the leaders of the earth [Literally male goats]).
- This is spooky! Hades / Sheol will rouse the Rephaim and the shaggy goat gods to meet the king of Babylon.
- Book of Jubilees written around or shortly after the time of Christ tells us that the Jews considered demons to be the earthbound spirits of dead giants / Nephilim killed in the flood, which were kept on the earth to trouble mankind.
- So if Nephilim are the fallen ones, created from angelic and human cross-breeding, where do their souls or spirits go when they die? Repha’im are referring to evil spirits, and are also the names of giants; demons may indeed be the evil spirits of dead Nephilim / giants.
- It is also regarded as the land of the Rephaim, for Rephaim formerly lived in it, but the Ammonites call them Zamzummin, a people as great, numerous, and tall as the Anakim, but the Lord destroyed them before them. DEUTERONOMY 2:20-21
- In the 14th year of Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-Karnaim and the Zuzim in Ham and the Emim in Shaveh-Kiriathaim. GENESIS 14:5
- For only Og, king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. Behold, his bedstead was an iron bedstead; it is in Rabbah of the sons of Ammon. Its length was nine cubits and its width four cubits by the ordinary cubit. DEUTERONOMY 3:11
- A people great and tall, the sons of Anakim, whom you know of and whom you have heard it said, “who can stand before the sons of the Anak?” DEUTERONOMY 9:2
- There were no Anakim left in the land of the sons of Israel, only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod some remains. JOSHUA 11:22
- And the territory of Og king of Bashan, one of the remnant of Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei. JOSHUA 12:4
- Now then, give me this hill country about which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the Lord will be with me, and I will drive them out as the Lord has spoken. JOSHUA 14:12
- … Arba being the father of Anak (that is Hebron). Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak. JOSHUA 15:13-14
- Then Ishi-Benob, who was among the descendents of the giant (Raphah), the weight of whose spear was three-hundred shekels of bronze in weight… 2 SAMUEL 21:16
- Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Saph, who was among the descendents of the giant (Raphah). 2 SAMUEL 21:18
- … killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weavers beam. 2 SAMUEL 21:19
- There was war at Gath again, where there was a man of great stature who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-hour in number; and he also had been born of the giant (Raphah). 2 SAMUEL 21:20
- These four were born to the giant (Raphah) in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants. 2 SAMUEL 21:22
- Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, though his height was like the height of cedars and he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below. AMOS 2:9
- Then Benaiah the son of Johoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, killed the two sons of Ariel in Moab (literally two lion-like men, lion “looking”). 2 SAMUEL 23:20 and 1 CHRONICLES 11:22
2 Samuel 21:20 tells of genetic abnormalities being manifested in men with 6-digits, which is why American Indians would raise their hands in a greeting, displaying all 5-fingers as a sign of peace, assuring that they were not giants. Buffalo Bill Hitchcock wrote in his journal about a tale told to him from American Indians about giants who lived in the land that could chase down and pick-up a running buffalo, tear off a limb and eat it raw, while not missing a stride! Also, the lion-like men of Moab could be similar to the tales of ½-men, ½-beasts told in Greek mythology such as minotaurs or centaurs. Look at the majority of Egyptian gods; they have the heads of animals and the bodies of men. It is critical not to assume that every myth is a complete fabrication; small threads of truth are often included. The ancients were smart people, way smarter than we assume them to be. Their records and art should not be dismissed so easily, especially when viewed through the lenses of scripture that tells of possible human genetic hybridization!
Today, science is racing to perfect the human species. A whole new genre of genetic research is being developed, termed GRIN (genetic, robotic, integration) or human 2.0, with military as well as commercial applications being researched and funded by governments and private agencies from around the world. Thomas Horn has extensively documented transhumanism, and a new book is due out shortly. Nimrod, an Old Testament picture / type of antichrist (beast), may have been a genetically modified “transhuman”. When scripture reads that Nimrod was a mighty hunter before the Lord, it can be read that he was literally trying to hunt the Lord.
- Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became (literally began to be) a mighty one (Gibbowr – giant) on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Ninevah … GENESIS 10:8-11
- So Nimrod was the original “Assyrian”, another name of the antichrist!
If your DNA has been manipulated / corrupted, then you are no longer fully human; if you are no longer fully human, than you are a “beast”. The angels flying in mid-heaven (REV. 14) warn that after taking the mark of the beast, you can no longer be saved; could this literally mean that by taking the mark of the beast, you become a beast, and are no longer fully human? If you are not a pure human, can God’s promises of salvation be applied to you? If this all seems too far-fetched, remember, all I am doing is interpreting scripture literally, and combining it with what we see occurring in the headlines today. Bar-code scanners or implanted computer chips would have been called science fiction fantasy in the late 1800’s / early 1900’s.
Daniel 2:42 tells us that there will be more human genetic “tinkering” during the time of the final world kingdom, represented by the statue whose feet consist iron and miry clay.
- And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one-another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. DANIEL 2:43
A question to ask yourself: who are “they”? “They” cannot be men, since the text itself excludes this possibility. Remember what is written in GENESIS-1, that the reproduction of plants and animals can only be with it’s own kind… unless there has been outside intervention like the one mentioned in Genesis 6, with the resulting corruption of all flesh. You might ask, “Aren’t men today performing genetic manipulation?” Of course we are, but “who” is still behind it all? The same angelic rulers and authorities who are behind the world nations today (EPHESIANS 6:12 and DANIEL 10:13, 20).
By the way, I freely admit that I am a conspiracy theorist. There is a “behind the scenes” conspiracy involving the world’s elite: movers and shakers in government, business, and banking, who are actively molding society into the one-world system that will become the Beast’s kingdom. Who is behind this conspiracy? Satan and his league of fallen angels, and the men (children of darkness) who have given themselves over to Satanic promises of power and wealth. So when conspiracy theorists refer to the “Luciferian Elite” or “Illuminati”, they are utilizing a Biblical world view, and shouldn’t be entirely dismissed as tinfoil-hat wearing nut-job wacko’s.
Understanding God’s Word with the true interpretation of the sons of God and Nephilim has changed my paradigm of the Bible, the world, and end-times prophecy. It has provided insight into the cause behind the UFO/abduction/cattle mutilation phenomena (angelic / human hybridization and the corruption of flesh), and gives mind-blowing clues as to the real nature of the “beast”, the “mark of the beast”, and the great delusion of 2-THESSALONIANS 2:11.
One more point of interest. Many movies and T.V. shows are being produced today concerning alien and human interbreeding; the list of these shows would be daunting in number! NBC’s “Event” and ABC’s “V” are two recent prime-time television shows that contain human / alien cross-breeding. Again, what’s on the boob-tube reveals subtle conditioning of the masses by the “powers behind the scenes.”
Wrath of God
I believe these verses tell us that angels will also be the recipients of God’s wrath during the great tribulation.
· Host of Heaven will be confined to our dimension
§ So it will happen on the day, that the Lord will punish the host of heaven on high, and the kings of the earth on the earth. They will be gathered together like prisoners in the dungeon, and will be confined in prison; and after many days they will be punished. ISAIAH 24:21-22
§ All the host of heaven will wear (rot) away, and the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; all their hosts will also wither away… ISAIAH 34:3
· Is this to be a dual fulfillment prophecy? Often times the Old Testament prophecies will have dual fulfillments (such as Antiochus Epiphanes as a picture of the future antichrist beast of Revelation). We know from 2 PETER 3:10 that the heavens and earth will melt away in an intense heat, but will wrath befall the fallen angels who are symbolically described as stars and the powers of heaven prior to the New heavens and New Earth? I think so…
§ And the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken MARK 13:25
§ And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down… he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. REVELATION 12:7-9
· Mankind obviously will be experiencing God’s wrath for rejecting His Son Jesus Christ as mentioned throughout scripture, and especially in (REVELATION 6:15-17.
WHATS MY POINT? Does typical end-times Bible teaching include these verses? How about the context? Again, I see the world being conditioned to accept fallen angels as extraterrestrials, whom our ancestors worshipped as the gods of old because of their advanced evolutionary gifts” and technological means. These angels have created a plausible lie that will cover their true nature, because they know that the day is quickly approaching when they will be cast out of “heaven”, and will be confined here on the earth.
PRE-GREAT TRIBULATION RAPTURE
There are many who scoff at the thought of a pre-tribulation rapture of the bride of Christ. I myself have wrestled with this issue for several years. The result of prayer and Bible study is my firm rock-solid belief that the Lord will call His church up to meet Him in the air. I do not use my trust in the rapture to escape life’s troubles, nor as an excuse to avoid the world’s trials and tribulations. The New and Old Testaments indeed teach us to expect and hope for an imminent return of the Lord.
- Maranatha (1 Corinthians 16:22): the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. HEBEWS 11:5
- Joseph (a picture / type of messiah / savior) took a Gentile bride before the 7-years of famine.
- Moses (another picture of a messiah / savior) took a Gentile wife before leading the children of Israel through the wrath of God against Egypt (a picture of the world).
- While Shadrach. Meshach, and Abed-nego were in the fiery furnace (all three being Jewish children of God), were was Daniel? He was protected, not in the furnace!
- For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing” … For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. MATTHEW 6:25l 32-33.
- I also interpret this passage to mean that we aren’t to worry about hunkering down in stockpiled bunkers to survive the great tribulation!
- But keep on alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength (also interpreted “to be counted worthy”) to escape all these things (great tribulation) that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man. LUKE 21:36
- Come my people, enter into your rooms and close your doors behind you. Hide for a little while until indignation runs its course. For behold, the Lord is about to come out from His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity and the earth will reveal her bloodshed and will no longer cover her slain. ISAIAH 26:20-21
- In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. JOHN 14:2-3
- “Before I was aware, my soul set me over (above) the chariots of my noble people.” “Come back, come back, O Shulammite: come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!” “Why should you gaze at the Shulammite?” SONG of SOLOMON6:12-13
- In a blink, the bride was above her former people, gazing down at them. The people wanted the bride to come back in order to see why she was so special to be taken up (“raptured” if you will), but the bridegroom said “No, why should you get another peek? You had your chance!”
- Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. REVELATION 2:22
- Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I will also keep you from the hour of testing (tribulation), that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. REVELATION 3:10
- “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and hast redeemed us to God from every tribe, tongue and people and nation. You have made us to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and we will reign upon the earth. (KJV) REVELATION 5:9-10
- Here the church is seen in heaven, as represented by the elders. Praise God that the church is in heaven when the Lord Jesus Christ receives the title deed to the earth, and opens the seals, which sets in motion the trumpet and bowl judgments!
- And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. REVELATION 13:6
- In addition to the beast blaspheming God and His throne, the beast is also cursing those who now get to live there, those being the church!
- The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him. NAHUM 1:7
- Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger. ZEPHANIAH 2:3
- The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the Day of Judgment. 2 PETER 2:9
- Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 JOHN 3:2-3
- So that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 CORINTHIANS 1:8
- That we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord… 1 THESSALONIANS 4:15
PSALM 83 vs EZEKIAL 38 / 39 WAR vs. ARMEGEDDON
Many in the church today are keeping their eyes on the middle-east, in anticipation of the EZEKIEL 38 / 39 war, as well as a Psalm 83 attack on Israel. This was the view that I held as well, until I read Dave Hunts book “Judgment Day”, where he wrote that Ezekiel 38 / 39 describes Armageddon. This realization shocked me, and I had to re-read Ezekiel, and compare it with Revelation as well as Zachariah. My paradigm shifted, and now I too agree with Mr. Hunt. Though many of the nations listed in Ezekiel do seem to be uniting, it’s the end of chapter 38 which clinches the matter for me. God’s victory over Gog and Magog reveals Himself to the Jews and to the nations of the world. A similar victory is seen in God’s victory over Gog and Magog at the end of the millennial reign of Christ, as written of in Revelation 20.
My holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. EZEKIAL 39:7-8
If Ezekiel 38/39 is a separate war from Armageddon, it is shocking how quickly Israel and the nations of the world forget that the battle was entirely won by the Lord, and turn to worship Satan instead.
The world-wide earthquake in Ezekiel 38 where the mountains of the world are thrown down seems similar to the world wide earthquakes of Revelation 6, as do the hailstones, fire, and brimstone used in EZ 38:22-23. If the Jews have to flee Judah and Jerusalem from the Abomination of Desolation 3.5-years into the Tribulation (and escape with the Lord’s help), how then can the Jews collect all the weapons left over from the battle and use them for fuel over a 7-year period?
Additionally, the Lord removes Gog’s Bow in EZEKIEL 39:3; this is similar to the 1st seal judgment where the antichrist is given a bow and sent out to conquer. The beast King of the Abyss in REVELATION 9 is named Apollyon, a derivative of Apollo. Apollo, the Greek sun-god of antiquity, is typically depicted carrying a bow in statutes and relief’s. It is my opinion that Gog, the 1st seal rider on the white horse, Apollyon, and the beast are all the same entity, who was once, now is not, and will be (REVELATION 17:8).
One other detail; we read in Revelation that the beast will control every nation, tongue, and tribe. This must included China, India, and the middle-east. If Islam was ever / will be ever be strong enough to conquer and/or galvanize the world’s peoples, nations, and religions into their idealized Caliphate, it would have already done so by now. It will take an event of shocking magnitude to allow the Chinese, Russians, Hindus, Catholic / pseudo-Christians, and Sunni-Shiite Muslims to unify and fall under control of the one-world leader, (who will be worshipped as God). Again, Satan tips his hat through mass media in showing how he will accomplish this: take for instance the season finale of the ABC television show “V”, or watch “Independence Day” and “Battle: L.A.: for examples of a global galvanizing event.
But for now, we are seeing events shape up in the middle-east that in my opinion are leading up to a fulfillment of ISAIAH 17’s destruction of Damascus in Syria, which PSALM 83 alludes to. Caution must be taken however not to fall into Satan’s trap of pitting Christians against unbelievers. Remember Paul’s words in EPHESIANS 6:12 … for our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against powers. Islam is NO WORSE than Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism, New Age / Theosophy, or the papal catholic religion. All these religions (and countless more) are examples of Satan’s success in luring humans into deception in order to destroy and kill… in this physical life and the spiritual one to come. When we see so-called leaders in the American evangelical church ramping-up rhetoric against other people groups (Islam), they reveal their own failure to understand Christ and His word.
Some examples of Christian “Crusaders” to be wary of: Members of The Oak Initiative which includes outspoken anti-Islam conservative “Christian” and former Delta Force commander Lt. Col. Jerry Boiken; New Apostolic Reformation leaders Peter Wagner, Rick Joyner and Todd Bentley who are also highly involved with the “Joel’s army” and the Dominion movements. These men are also all members of the Knights of Malta, which “used to be” an armed and deadly extension of the Roman Catholic Church. So when I see the dominion / charismatic church leaders sworn into Catholic organizations, the Lutheran church reconciling with Rome, and the Emergent Church adopting tenets of Roman Catholic mysticism (contemplative prayer, prayer labyrinths, etc), its no surprise I guess that eventually “all roads (religions) lead to Rome”, and that Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of Harlots and Abominations is preparing for her ride on the beast (REVELATION 17).
I haven’t even begun to talk about the Masonic / Babylonian / Mormon correlations (next time).
Based on my limited understanding of end-times prophecy, the next major event prior to the start of the great Tribulation will be the rapture of the church.
… and upon this Rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. (MATTHEW 16:18)
The church body will not be overcome by the powers of Hades as long as she is still on the earth. Once the church is gone, Satan can proceed with his plans to deceive humanity into worshipping him and his beast (antichrist). The world will believe a lie rather than turn to the truth. As I watched the 2011 Super Bowl, it was quite amazing the number of advertisements and movie trailers which aired that involved the E.T. theme. Our society as a majority loves anything science fiction, since we believe that anything is possible given enough time and advanced technology.
So in context of the rapture, do the words, “beam me up Scotty” mean anything to you? I was shocked upon the realization that Star Trek has been propagating the lie that Satan will use to explain away the rapture for the last 30+ years. If the rapture wasn’t “pre-trib and imminent”, than why would Satan be using the media to constantly push a “plausible” excuse all this time?
“Everybody” knows that aliens can beam people aboard their ships. We see it happening everyday on T.V., from the Simpson’s cartoons to Kia car commercials. Who can forget those cute Energizer battery commercials, where the pink bunny rabbit jump-starts the alien spacecraft, after which he is then beamed up to the mother ship. (Of course I am being sarcastic!)
I realize that it’s bold for me to state how Satan will explain away the rapture, but this lie really is the only plausible, believable excuse that I observe which is constantly being subtly reinforced over and over throughout the world.
- For this reason God will send on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. 2 THESSALONIANS 2:11-12
Aliens will either get the credit, or be blamed for the mass disappearance of fundamental Christians from around the planet (unlike the “Left Behind” book series, I am not sure whether the rapture will include children and babes who haven’t reached the age of accountability). What puzzles me is why so many movies and T.V. shows are produced that depicts mankind overcoming evil alien invasions, while cults, new-ager’s, and even the Nation of Islam state (via direct telepathic communication) that these space brothers are here to help. My theory is that Satan is setting up a cosmic stage of “good cop / bad cop”, in order to deceive man into believing that the beast / dragon are good, and the Lord of Hosts is evil (more on this in a minute).
As I said, the world is being continuously conditioned through media (movies, TV shows, advertising, books, comics, etc) and controversial physical evidence (crop-circles, cattle/animal mutilations, claimed UFO abductions, and UFO sightings) that extraterrestrials exist. Too many educated, intellectual, and rational people ranging from NASA astronauts to state governors and politicians have claimed to witness UFO’s. I would hazard an estimate that the majority of educated people on earth (secular, pagan, and Christian) actually believe in the existence of life on other planets. These people include renowned scientists such as Steven Hawking and the outspoken atheist evolutionary advocate Richard Dawkins.
Personally speaking, as a self-claimed Christian, for years I knew that “there just had to be life out there… space is too big… the probability is to too overwhelming for life to only exist on earth”. Fundamental Christians get a bad rap for being too closed minded or arrogant to think that life is isolated to this planet. Well, that paradigm changed when I read an official Vatican press release from the priest in charge of their astronomy observatories, stating that the probability of life outside the earth is very high, and that the existence of these “space brothers” would not negate the catholic religion, in fact these space brothers would be morally superior since they never committed “original sin!” Ask yourself, why would NASA and world governments pour billions of dollars into the detection of life on other worlds? To validate evolution and to debunk Christianity and the Bible!
- For false Christ’s (saviors, messiahs) and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect. But take heed, I have told you everything in advance. MARK 13:22-23
- Note that the elect won’t be deceived. This, in my opinion refers to the Bride of Christ who has been translated into Heaven, as well as the 144,000 sealed “elect” remaining on the Earth.
- Stars (angels) of heaven are cast down REVELATION 6:13, 12:7-9
- Satan and his angels are forcibly expelled from the heavenly realm.
- Satan is called the prince of the power of the air. EPHESIANS 2:2
- Again, his domain is in the air… “UP”, that’s historically were the ancient gods manifested from, and I believe Biblically that those ancient gods were really angels.
- Man fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world (literally the inhabited earth); for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. LUKE 21:26
- These powers and authorities in the heavens are the angelic host of heaven. Mankind will truly “water his knees” and faint from fear when these angels are cast down. Look at man’s reaction when the H.G. Well’s book “War of the World’s” was broadcasted over the radio in the early 1900’s.
Back to the cosmic “good cop / bad cop” scenario of DANIEL 8 which brings up something else to think about: the Beast / Antichrist will also have control over some of the host of heaven (again, don’t assume this heaven means the 3rd heaven / throne of God). Now how the beast will trample on those from the heavens, I am not sure. My theory is that this will all be part of the great delusion, where the beast (antichrist) will emerge to rescue humanity from an extraterrestrial threat or invasion, and will become the world’s savior, worshipped by the masses.
- It (the little horn) grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the stars (heavenly host) to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down, It even magnified itself to be equal with the commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down. And on account of the transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper. DANIEL 8:10-12
We are not in Kansas anymore …
- I have commanded my consecrated ones, I have called My mighty warriors (Gibborim, translated as “GIANTS” in the Septuagint), My proudly exulting ones, to execute My anger… the Lord of Hosts is mustering the army for battle, They are coming from a far country, from the furthest horizons (literally the end of heaven), the Lord and His instruments of indignation, to destroy the whole land. ISAIAH 13:4-5
- The Septuagint translation of Isaiah 13:4-5 is telling us that God will use giants from the furthest ends of heaven as an army to fulfill His wrath on mankind. This event has not yet happened.
- Joel 2:1-11: … there is a great and mighty people; there has never been anything like it, nor will there be again after it, for the years of many generations…a fire consumes before them and behind them a flame burns…their appearance is like the appearance of horses… before them the earth quakes, the heavens tremble…the Lord utters His voice before His army… the Day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome, and who can endure it?
- This is the Lord’s army, is it the same one from Isaiah 13?
- Revelation 9:1-11, 12-19. A demonic army (see also ISAIAH 26:19) followed by another supernatural host / army. I believe that the non-human, gibborim army of Isaiah 13, witnessed by Joel and John in REV. 9:12-19, are all the same. This is the Lord’s terrible army to fulfill His wrath on Christ rejecting humanity. Similar to when the Lord used wicked Assyrians or Babylonians against the Jews, His tools are not required to be “righteous” in themselves. This is not saying the Lord is evil, but He can use any tool (good or bad) to accomplish His righteous action.
- Revelation 14’s three angels flying in mid-heaven (the sky / space), warning the world. Will mankind see little cute angels with stork wings flying in the sky? How about 6-winged cherubim? What if the angels are powerful “human looking” entities, clothed in white, who drive their chariots of fire through the sky? Since scripture states that humanity will still take the mark of the beast, and refuse to repent of their sins, it is obvious that the angel’s warnings will be vastly ignored. It is my opinion that the world will continue to be deceived by Satan, and will believe that these angels are just more ET’s, which include the 2-witnesses who are in league with them.
- I still have many questions: Will the Lord’s army that is “gathered from the furthest ends of heaven” arrive in spaceships? Will “they” be manifested immediately after the rapture, to receive the blame or credit for the removal of Christians? Will the antichrist be revealed immediately after the rapture to trample on this “army from space?” Will “they” attack immediately upon manifestation, or give the antichrist a chance to broker a peace deal? Would an initial battle be a mere skirmish or a full blown invasion by an army of 200,000,000-warriors that destroys 1/3 of the earth’s population? During the ensuing battle, will some of the “host of heaven”, “fall down to the earth and be trampled on” by the antichrist? By trampling on the host of heaven and rescuing the earth, will the antichrist be called humanity’s savior? Will the antichrist be mortally wounded in this engagement? Will the world wonder at his healing? Will the world say after the after the antichrist tramples on the “army from space”, “who can war against the beast?” Will the nations be then deceived by the 3- frog like demons into forming a world wide army to gather in Jerusalem to fight off the returning “host of heaven”, also known as the Lord’s second coming with 10,000 x 10,000’s of His saints?
Church’s Purpose: Now and in the Ages to Come
The Lord is using the church to be a witness and example of God’s love, mercy, and grace to the angelic hosts of heaven, in addition to spreading the good news of the gospel to our human neighbors down here on earth. Our purpose in eternity is alluded to in these few verses. Our purpose will be to worship and praise God, and to be forever witnesses of His love, mercy, and grace. We who make up the church are not the center of the universe, God’s creation is much bigger than earth and ourselves. I get the feeling that many believe that God created the earth and died for us solely because we “are worth it”. Yes, He loves us, and chose us before the foundation of the world, but His plan is so much bigger than what we see before our eyes today…
· But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. EPHESIANS 2:4-7
§ We are an example to His creation and all who dwell in it of God’s amazing love.
· And to bring to light what the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. EPHESIANS 3:9-10
§ So not only do we see many types and pictures in the Old Testament illustrating New Testament truths for our benefit, we as the church are a type and picture to the heavenly host!
· It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things into which angles long to look. 1 PETER 1:12
§ So even angels (host of heaven) don’t know everything! The angels are watching us, seeing how the Lord is dealing with us. Interesting that the book of Daniel and the book of Enoch refer to angels as “watchers”.
· For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will also be set free from slavery to corruption into freedom of glory of the children of God. ROMANS 8:19-21
· For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only thins, but we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for the adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. ROMANS 8:22-23
· Do you not know that we will judge angels” How much more matters of this life? 1 CORINTHIANS 6:3
· … we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. 1 CORINTHIANS 4:9
My dilemma: hope and fear. HOPE that the rapture may soon happen at any minute and we will get to see Christ Jesus; FEAR that the rapture will happen at any minute, and my loved ones who reject the Lord Jesus will be left behind.
The apostate Laodicean church today has no concern about end-time events or Israel. They are concerned within themselves (wealth, health, and power) and the social agendas that cover a myriad of topics. Many of these apostate churches are heading towards reconciliation with the Roman Catholic Church. Discernment ministries such as letusreason.com, apprising.org, lighthousetrailsreseach.com, and the bereancall.org, have kept a careful eye on the charismatic Dominion Movements, Emergent Christianity, and liberal theology. Current church trends only reinforces my conviction that many in the “Christian church” are being slowly sucked into the ecumenical one-world church prophesied in REVELATION.
What I see is happening: Satan has successfully deceiving what few Bible believing Christians and churches that remain within this world into fearing and teaching that the one-world government will be an Islamic Caliphate, and that the emerging beast and false prophet will be the Muslim Mahdi / 12th Imam and false Jesus. Their focus is on a middle-eastern “red-herring”, which will leave those un-saved souls who attended their churches and listened to their sermons completely defenseless when the great delusion is revealed and the “powers / rulers / Hosts” in the heavens are shaken and fall to the earth.
The key warnings given to the apostles by Jesus Christ in LUKE 17 and MATTHEW 24 direct us to the days of Noah, and the events behind the abomination of desolation.
A recap: The Days of Noah tell of Fallen Angels and their Nephilim offspring; the Abomination of Desolation is when the beast / antichrist sets himself up on the Temple to be worshipped as God and who will “rise-up” to the Host of Heaven, cause some of the heavenly host to fall, and then trample on those who fall to the earth.
If I recall, Jesus never warned us about the “days of Ishmael” or of the “abomination of Mecca”…
When the rapture-event takes away the church, those souls who have not placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation will be given over to the great delusion. They will suffer from horrifying entities and wars that have more in common with the movies “Independence Day” and “War of the Worlds” than with the “Left Behind” books which were so popular in the late ‘90’s and early ‘00’s. The Bible has been given to us by the Lord; His Word is to be studied, trusted, and utilized to combat the deception that is running RAMPANT in the world today. We are to show ourselves as approved workmen, able to accurately handle the Word of Truth!
We in the church need to take in the whole prophetic picture. Yes, Islam is a serious matter today, but what do we do with Jesus’ reference to Nephilim in the days of Noah? Yes, we are to pray for peace in the middle-east and support Israel, but how do we explain the evidence left from the UFO sightings, inexplicable crop circles, cattle and sheep mutilations, and human abductions? What will we do with human and animal genetic engineering? What will we do when Satan and his angels are forced out of heaven onto the earth?
For though I believe there will NOT be a huge revival of Gentiles during the Great Tribulation, I pray that I am wrong, and that there will be an innumerable amount of saved-souls. Should there be a grand revival, it will be through the teaching and preaching of the 144,000 Holy Spirit sealed Jewish Evangelists, and the 2-Witnesses. Therefore, we in the church should plant the seeds of faith now, answer the tough questions now, and warn men now about the schemes of the devil, before these terrifying events take place.
Agreeing about end-times eschatology is not a matter of salvation. What is a serious matter is the clear teaching of the entire Word of God. We should always strive to teach what the Bible teaches, and be willing to change our opinions as Biblical prophecy is clarified. All of the “non-traditional” opinions that I have written about may indeed be wrong, since I am only a flawed man. The one thing I know that I am right about is the gospel of Jesus Christ! Should the Lord continue to tarry another 1, 10, or 100+ years, that will be His choice. But as we approach the great Day of the Lord, I trust that HE will continue to clarify what HE has already been written in HIS holy Word.
My search for truth started with many questions (actually, it was in 2004 that I started looking into the truth behind Dinosaurs, also called Dragons, but that’s a whole other topic unto itself), and I have more questions now than at the first. But along the way, the Lord as answered many riddles, and has mercifully allowed me to come to His feet in praise and admiration over the glimpse of the “big picture” as seen through a dark glass. God is truly Awesome, Amazing, Good, and Trustworthy. Jesus Christ is indeed God revealed in the flesh, and I cannot wait to worship Him in His glorious presence!
In closing, I again want to remind us of the sober warning given to Ezekiel by the Lord.
But if a watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand. EZEKIEL 33:6
We have been warned.
The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace. NUMBERS 6:24-26