The Christian tradition tells us to be on the lookout for the Antichrist, who will appear shortly before the big finish. Vast amounts of Christian ink have been used to try and work out when [Antichrist] will come and just how we might identify him when he does. Here, then, are five things to know just in case…
Just as Christians came to believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, so they thought that the Antichrist was the Son of Satan. Jesus was born of a virgin. So the Antichrist would be born of a woman who was apparently a virgin, but was really a whore. Where Christ was God in the flesh, the Antichrist was Satan in the flesh…
By the year 1000, the main outlines of the first of two narratives about the Antichrist was in place thanks to a noble-born Benedictine monk and abbot named Adso of Montier-en-Der (c. 920-92) who wrote a treatise on the subject.
According to him, the Antichrist would be a Jew from the tribe of Dan and born in Babylon. He would be brought up in all forms of wickedness by magicians and wizards. He would be accepted as the Messiah and ruler by the Jews in Jerusalem. Those Christians whom he could not convert to his cause, he would torture and kill.
He would then rule for seven years before being defeated by the angel Gabriel or Christ and the divine armies, prior to the resurrection of the dead and the Final Judgement.
If we take in the big picture at the time that Adso fingered “The Antichrist”, the evil tyrant who would kill all Christians he could not convert to his cause, we immediately recognize that the Christians in Medieval Europe were facing off against the rapidly rising tide of Islam.
Let’s not lock our minds down into the non-biblical Christian dogma that pervades the world about an individual born in a certain time and place.
“And every spirit that confesseth not that YHVH’s Savior is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
John is emphasizing that the Creator’s Savior is a human. Biblically he is the last Adam, repeating YHVH’s first Adam. As the Singularity Creator, only the God of the Bible is able to recreate a perfect, sinless, therefore immortal human. John emphasizes this aspect of the man Christ Jesus by calling him
the son of man over and over, identifying him as one with humanity. It is exactly this, YHVH’s Savior’s identity as a human that allows him to redeem humanity from the curse of death.
The gods don’t have the power of infinite energy. They can only mimic creation by converting energy which they are on a constant hunt to obtain. Their messiahs / Christs, spirit-controlled humans, like en-anti-omer molecules appear to be the same, but they act differently.
For example, enantiomers cause adverse effects in medications containing both the desired helpful molecule and its enantiomer because they lock into different receptors.
I think that one reason it is so hard for people to place their faith in the Lamb of God is because his claims are so unbelievable in light of the little experience we humans have of sacrificial love.
A major difference between the religions is that the representative of the God of Israel was sacrificed to save the lives and well-being of his people, while the god of Egypt – in Pharaoh – demanded sacrifices of his people to maintain his life and status.
A god who offers benefits in exchange for sacrifices made to him is so much easier to trust to come through on, at least some of his promises, even when he is not 100% faithful.
There is good reason to consider that American power brokers were enmeshed with German scientists to gain from the quantum leap in space technology begun during the Nazi era in Germany. And that this was jump-started by German collaborators with the designers of the original chariots of the gods.
the war that Hitler imposed on the world was a “Manichaean war,” or as the Bible says, “a struggle between gods.
The Luminous Lodge, or The Vril Society [is named after] is the enormous energy of which we only use a minute proportion in our daily life, the nerve-centre of our potential divinity. Whoever becomes master of the vril will be the master of himself, of others round him and of the world…
The world will change: the Lords will emerge from the centre of the Earth. Unless we have made an alliance with them and become Lords ourselves, we shall find ourselves among the slaves, on the dung-heap that will nourish the roots of the New Cities that will arise…
“As to the Secret Chiefs with whom I am in touch and from whom I have received the wisdom of the Second Order which I communicated to you, I can tell you nothing. I do not even know their Earthly names…
For my part, I believe they are…possessed of terrible and superhuman powers…My physical encounters with them have shown me how difficult it is for a mortal, however “advanced”, to support their presence…
I felt I was in contact with a force so terrible I can only compare it to the shock one would receive from being near a flash of lightning during a great thunder-storm, experiencing at the same time great difficulty in breathing…The nervous prostration I spoke of was accompanied by cold sweats and bleeding form the nose, mouth and sometimes the ears.” [Note how this is consistent with the biblical description of Daniel’s physical reaction in the presence of an angel.]
Hitler Claims to Have Met Them Too
“The new man is living amongst us now! He is here!” exclaimed Hitler, triumphantly. “Isn’t that enough for you? I will tell you a secret. I have seen the new man. He is intrepid and cruel. I was afraid of him.”
“In uttering these words,” added Rauschning, “Hitler was trembling in a kind of ecstasy…”
“Hitler was standing up I his room, swaying and looking all round him as if he were lost. ‘It’s he, it’s he,’ he groaned, ‘he’s come for me!’ His lips were white; he was sweating profusely. Suddenly he uttered a string of meaningless figures, then words and scraps of sentences. It was terrifying. He used strange expressions strung together in bizarre disorder. Then he relapsed again into silence, but his lips still continued to moved…
Then suddenly he screamed: ‘There! there! Over in the corner! He is there!’ – all the time stamping with his feet and shouting To quiet hi he was assured that nothing extraordinary had happened, and finally he gradually calmed down. After that he slept for a long time and became normal again…” Hermann Rouschning: Hitler m’a dit. Ed. Cooperation, Paris, 1939. Dr. Achille Delmas: Hitler, essai de biographie psychopathologique. Lib. Marcel Rivimere, Paris, 1946.
We leave it to the reader to compare the statement of Mathers, head of a small Neo-pagan society at the end of the nineteenth century, and the utterances of a man, who at the time Rauschning recorded them, was preparing to launch the world into an adventure which caused the death of sixty million human beings…
These two men shared the same beliefs: their fundamental experiences were the same, and they were guided by the same force. They belong to the same trend of thought and to the same religion…We are now entering an epoch in the history of knowledge when such studies will become possible because now that reality is revealing its fantastic side, ideas and techniques which seem abnormal, contemptible or repellent will be found useful in so far as they enable us to understand a “reality” that become more and more disquieting…
The rise of Nazism was one of those rare moments in the history of our civilization, when a door was noisily and ostentatiously opened on to something “Other.” What is strange is that people pretend not to have seen or heard anything apart from the sights and sounds inseparable from war and political strife.
The “Other” beings and their arena are the same documented throughout history as the gods in heaven accessed via towers that reach unto heaven. The Nazi’s succeeded in finding and opening the hyper dimensional gateway through excavations into the past by Heinrich Himmler’s Ahnenerbe, whose formal goal was “to promote the science of ancient intellectual history”.
And the ancient intellectual science is unquestionably “Space…the final frontier.”
Some of the world’s oldest cave paintings…reveal that…humans kept track of time using knowledge of how the position of the stars slowly changes over thousands of years…Discovery of this phenomenon, called precession of the equinoxes, was previously credited to the ancient Greeks.
“Early cave art shows that people had advanced knowledge of the night sky within the last ice age… These findings…will probably revolutionise how prehistoric populations are seen.”
In 1989, a Russian schoolteacher, Konstantin Tsoilkovsky (187-1935) proposed…Exploration of the Universe with Rocket Propelled Vehicles…Tsiolkovsky has been called the Father of Modern Astronautics…
[In 1926] American Robert h. Goddard (1882-1945)…achieved the first successful flight…the rocket flew for only two and a half second, climbed 12.5 meters, and landed 56 meters away…Goddard…has been called the Father of Modern Rocketry.
In  Hermann Oberth (1894-1989)…and other German engineers and scientists assembled…the most advanced rocket of its time…under the direction of Wernher von Braun…Oberth has been called the Father of Space Flight.
The V-2 rocket…was able to lob a one-ton warhead 50 miles high and hundreds of miles down range…that could devastate entire city blocks.
With the fall of Germany…Both the United States and the Soviet Union realized the potential of the rocket as a military weapon…
On October 4, 1957, the world’s first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite launched by the Soviet Union…Sputnik 1…about the size of a basketball, weighed about 183 pounds, and had an orbital period of 98 minutes.
A few months after…the United States followed…with…Explorer I…[and] formally organized its space program by creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Paceful…benefit of all humankind. Can you seriously believe that is true?
Because of its epistemology, i.e. search for new knowledge devoid of any practical significance, NASA convinces American taxpayers to support and underwrite its massive public funding with massive public relations campaigns to influence public opinion.
Spinoff reports, educational programs (e.g., promotion of STEM education from K-12 to university), grants, internships, and media affair activities among other initiatives…various events to raise awareness to budget cuts. One such event was a car wash and cupcake-giveaway at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) research facilities in Pasadena, California (NASA, 2018)…gathering signatures for a petition urging Congress to reverse the proposed 2013 budget cuts, namely, 21% from the planetary budget and 38% from the Mars projects (Dance, 2012)…
One of the earliest opponent of NASA was President Dwight Eisenhower despite the fact that he was also its founder…in one of his speeches Eisenhower asserted that…This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children” (Bury, 2013, pp. 47–48).
The U.S…captured the lead…with its Apollo Program…
The Apollo moon rocket is among the largest rockets ever designed to fly into space. Standing as high as a skyscraper, the vehicle literally made the ground shake underfoot when the engines were ignited for liftoff…
Rockets have certainly opened an important door to the universe.
The Fastest Spacecraft Ever…Launched by NASA in 2006…set New Horizons barreling off into the solar system with an impressive heliocentric speed of almost 45 km/s or 100,000 miles per hour.
Wow. That’s quite a high speed trajectory of weapons development from the norm.
- 30 years from the idea of rockets to the first rocket with a 12.5 meter height lasting 2.5 seconds.
- 10 years later a one ton warhead with a 50 miles height flying hundreds of miles down range.
- 20 years later rockets breach earth’s gravitational field
- 40 years later, i.e. 100 years after initial design, rockets barrel into the solar system at 100,000 miles per hour.
Contrast with 100 years of tank development.
Electric armour is also being investigated [emphases added] to protect against rocket propelled grenades and similar weapons that use shaped charges. Other technologies being considered or trialed include stealth technologies, a mobile camouflage system, electric drive systems that are lighter and more efficient than traditional engines, energy storage systems that could power lasers, much lighter weight armour, advanced suspension and unmanned ehicles that operate in a reconnaissance or route-clearance role for improved force protection.
All this technological innovation means that future armoured vehicles could look very different to the heavy tracked vehicles in service.
Remember, any physical object from a simple clay statue to a living being to a highly computerized mobile device – like a rocket – is able to be inhabited by a spirit entity.
So it is no coincidence that at the same time that Germany’s scientists were founding space exploration spiritualism was reborn in its modern guise. The founders of the many derivatives of the occult frankly stated that they were receiving teachings from the spirit world. These interests logically followed the expansion of archeology at this same time.
Also at this time, the caduceus was adopted as the sign for the disciplines of medicine and pharmacy. The consolidation of ancient beliefs with modern science and the spirit with the physical paradigms is indelibly expressed in the iconic Egyptian Building at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.
Note Utu’s / Satan’s ancient winged sun sigil over the doorway.
Notice the similarity between the image of the entwined serpents and DNA. We can deduce that Hermes was one of the fallen angels who left his assigned hyper-dimensional state to transform into a four-dimensional state compatible with human interaction. The objective was natality strategy – the creation of a new thing only made possible through blending DNA in sexual reproduction.
Hermes’ symbol, the caduceus, is similar to Ningeshzida’s sign. This is a significant clue in our search for the hybrid seed of the serpent. The caduceus represents Herme’s notable characteristics of wisdom, eloquence, trickery, negotiation, and alchemy / transformation. Certainly sounds like Satan, who is himself “transformed into an angel of light.” (II Cor 11:14) From Hermes we get hermetic magic with its operating principle of “As above, so below.”
The Rod of Asclepius, symbol for the Greek god of healing and medicine, is similar to Hermes’ caduceus but only has one snake, representing only half of the Serpent’s genetically contributed power. Asclepius was a hybrid angel-human, a half or demi-god, who received his healing powers from his father Apollo, twin to Hermes, both clones of Satan clone of Lucifer.
Interestingly, the Rod of hybrid Asclepius is the symbol for the World Health Organization.
As has NASA, popular media has saturated society with the belief that this is a wonderful addition to the world. In the context of war, of course. Some people, however, do realize the inherently unrealistic premise of powerful warriors selflessly serving the weak.
History repeats itself for those who fail to remember, or to learn, most importantly, to gain access to accurate sources. The only historical document that has never been proven false is the Bible. The only historical document that has proven itself utterly reliable through prophecies of future events that came to pass is the Bible. Whoever relies on sociopolitical leaders for their truth is putting their blind trust in the unknown.
If Lucifer’s plan is to destroy humanity, how do his agents convince people to collaborate with him?
The same way the Serpent convinced the woman to eat the fruit. He appeals to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.
In other words, sharing Lucifer’s arrogant conviction of superiority, entitlement, elitism and distain for the unwashed. Clearly the complete opposite of the Christ. Totally in sync with Humanism.
So you’d think it would be easy to spot the Evil Prince, the Son of Satan, Seed of the Serpent in contrast to the righteous Jesus Christ. But the ability of a deadly snake to hide in plain sight is why we call a seeming friend after they’ve betrayed us with their cunning, deceitful and treacherous ways a “snake in the grass.”
The Seed of the Serpent takes his cue from the Seed of the Woman. He pretends to care about us and save us from our miserable lives, the consequences of our greed with consequent crushing debt and endless wars for plunder, the devastation of our garbage-choked ecosystem, the pandemics from self-indulgence we can no longer afford to treat medically and refuse to treat with behavioral changes, the violence driven by our exploited Third World peoples at home and abroad. He even pretends, in some way, to die for us the resurrect to prove he can provide the same eternal life for us.
He follows the Seed of the Woman’s playbook. The Netflix series The Messiah does a fabulous job of portraying a convincing savior. You can tell that those writers read the Bible.
Miracles and wonders can be faked by humans or actually enacted by hyper dimensional beings. The only means by which anyone can discern that someone is faking their identity is to compare certain unique features with the true individual’s.
Obviously, as fans of Forensic Files know, in order to compare features one has to have existing records on hand. We don’t have finger prints, DNA, facial recognition, so what can we use?
For the Christ, as with most people, we use his passport, recording the unique features of his comings and goings and activities.
“Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them…He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death…The LORD said…I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea…Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the LORD, To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old.” (Psalm 68)
- “Who hath ascended up into heaven,
- or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
- who hath bound the waters in a garment?
- who hath established all the ends of the earth?
- what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
- Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Proverbs 30:4-5)
The true Christ’s passport, the document that not only records where he’s been but begins the process of entry into the territory of the person who examines it, is the established, proven, unfailing, Word of God. This is the only template by which any claimant to be the Messiah is tested to be true or false. The Apostle Paul proved the veracity of Yhvh’s Promised Savior / Jesus Christ’s claims by matching him with the passport.
“every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)…That we henceforth be no more…carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive…Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ.” (Ephesians 4:7-21)
Yhvh’s Savior / Jesus Christ himself presented his credentials at his first coming to earth by constantly quoting promises / prophecies from previous scripture. Compare Isaiah 42 to Matthew 12. These passages consistently point to one person.
And, surprise! It’s not The Promised One / Messiah / Christ.
It’s YHVH, CREATOR GOD.
- “Behold my servant, whom I uphold;
- mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;
- I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles…He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street…
- Thus saith God the LORD,
- he that created the heavens, and stretched them out;
- he that spread forth the earth,
- and that which cometh out of it;
- he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
- I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles…to bring…them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
- I am the LORD / YHVH: that is my name / identity, reputation from things I’ve done: and my glory / fame for unique accomplishments will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” (Isaiah 42:1-8)
Identification with, and reliance upon, the power of Creator God is the true sign.
Antichrist rests his claim on the oldest lie of the serpent, that his followers don’t need the Creator and Sustainer of life, they can rebel against the Most High God and become self-sufficient powerful gods in themselves just by doing something, like “eat the fruit!”, or “do penance!”, or “draw a pentagram and stand inside it while you recite magical incantations!” or “follow a set of rules!”
- “At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.
- But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
- But he said unto them…if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
- And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered.
- And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
- And he said unto them…it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
- Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him….
- That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
- Behold my / Creator God’s servant,
- whom I have chosen;
- my beloved,
- in whom my soul is well pleased:
- I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
- A bruised reed shall he not break, [untrustworthy and unreliable military ally, could that mean us faithless and timid Christians?] and
- smoking flax shall he not quench, [barely visible lights, could that be most of us Christians barely discernable from unbelievers in society?]
- till he send forth judgment unto victory.
- And in his name [Yhvh’s / The Eternal I Am’s Savior] shall the Gentiles trust…
Then was brought unto him [Jesus] one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw…But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them…O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.” (Matthew 12)
Ahh, but what is evil? A psychological definition that is agreed-upon even by people who deny spirituality is that evil is self-centeredness to the point of denying or ignoring objective reality to the detriment and destruction of others.
So then, “What is truth?” Simply, fundamentally, that there is a Creator God by whom everything and everyone subsists, who rightly claims our submission to his system of right and wrong, including accepting his son’s way of restoring a right relationship with him.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
- Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
- For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
- Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” (Romans 1:18-22)
“For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
- But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” (I Corinthians 8:5-6)
The ONENESS of God and the extension of his identity into his children is what saves us from self-destruction AKA sin and resulting death. Sin AKA Satan and his Seed can’t defeat omnipotent God, therefore they can’t defeat his children as long as we stay connected to our power and source of life!
- name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.
Contrast this with the true God who did in fact turn over control of the universe to the greatly inferior humans. The biggest difference in their attitudes is that God honored frail, helpless human womanhood, the original rebellious, sinning human, by making a woman his greatest ally in the battle for control of the universe. This proof of God’s absolute forgiveness AND TRUST IN US should take your breath away!
God is all about partnering and sharing. While Satan set right to work producing his powerful hyper dimensional clone, God waited for thousands of years before the Seed of the Woman was born. In the meantime, for four thousand years he relied on transiently spirit filled humans to hold onto the Kingdom, get the word out, keep hope alive, be living testimonies of God’s faithfulness to his promises! And for the last two thousand years he has been relying on permanently spirit filled humans!
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Mat 28:18-20)
He never leaves us nor forsakes us as he gives us the opportunities to become heroes.
“the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying…as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” (Joshua 1:1-5)
“he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
in the legend of the “Enuma Elish” Marduk defeats the mushussu making it his servant.This triumph becomes Marduk’s ultimate symbol, and mushussu became the Marduk dragon.
But the Enuma Elish describes Marduk as the dragon itself, made in the image and likeness of his father, the Serpent. Just as in the Greek version where Zeus defeated his father Cronus, so the original Marduk defeated his father Lucifer to take his place as pre-eminent over the gods.
So the anthropologists who treat the images of a man wearing the Tablets of Destiny as Marduk are incorrect.
The man is Marduk’s human co-regent and vicar / representative / High Priest of the dragon.
If you know the Bible, you recognize that he is mimicking YHVH’s Hebrew High Priest wearing the breastplate of judgment.
Once again, the parallel to Zeus / Satan who Hesiod described as the “lord of justice”.
We known from the Bible that judgment was determined by the Urim and Thumim. We can think of this as 0-1 computer code., through which the decision of the hyper dimensional divinity was conveyed to his four dimensional mediator and thence to the masses. Right or wrong? In terms of criminal justice, this is more like Guilty or Innocent?
Since these divination devices are so unfamiliar to our culture, I dug down into the linguistics to better understand them.
The exact same word also translates as “the fire(s)” in a sacred context in Isaiah’s prophecies of judgment.
“so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem…Turn ye unto him [the LORD} from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted….Then shall the Assyrian fall...saith the LORD, WHOSE fire is in Zion, and HIS furnace in Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 31)
A little background is important. In the lineage-obsessed royalty of Mesopotamia, “the” Assyrian is not the current ruler per se, but his ancestor / god Assur who legitimizes, empowers and continues to rule through each successive ruler. The biblical reference to Assur informs us that this is one of the first long-lived fathers / gods of the nations, originally confederate with Nimrod in building Babel. Their first cousin Arphaxad’s descendants, called the Chaldeans, congregated in Babylon and are considered to be the live continuation of all the indigenous, i.e. “first people” of Mesopotamia.
Ur / Eridu is considered to be “the oldest city in Sumer according to the king lists, and its patron god was Enki (Ea)…one of the most important of the prehistoric urban centres in southern Babylonia. Founded…probably in the 5th millennium BC [pre-flood], it fully illustrated the sequence of the preliterate Ubaid civilization.”
The logical reason for YHVH using “Ur” to mean “fire in a furnace” in Zion / Jerusalem is that he is contrasting it with the Ur / fire in a furnace” of the Chaldees.
This only makes sense if Ur of the Chaldees was world famous for its fiery furnace. And surely Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar cannot be assumed to have been the first to make use of “a burning fiery furnace” to eliminate religious heretics. In support of this consideration is the fact that the older Hebrew word for fire – / ur / אוּרִ – is obviously the precursor root word in the later Aramaic word for fiery – nur / נוּר.
The prime support for this consideration is Jasher’s account of Abram being judged by Nimrod’s court for the same transgression of “having despised our gods, he must therefore be burned to death, for this is the law in this matter.”
This law continued throughout history.
The more I examine the historical documents of Roman Catholicism, the more convinced I am that the Protestant Reformation was a good idea. Believe it or not, the belief that heretics should be burned to death is the historic and infallible declaration of Catholicism. In the papal bull Exsurge Domine by Pope Leo X condemning the errors of Martin Luther, Leo declared that it is an error to be opposed to the burning of heretics.
This bull has never been rescinded, despite the Pope’s ecumenical visit to Sweden in October 2016 declaring that Catholics and Lutherans are ‘no longer defining themselves in opposition to each other,’ because Pope Leo X “reserved for himself the possibility.”
That’s unsettling as regards the uncertainty principle for the future.
Continuing to examine the evidence for judgment by Urim / fires:
“Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed…He heweth him down…the trees of the forest…Then shall it be for a man to burn…and saith, Aha…I have seen the [sacred] fire!
Don’t miss the major foreshadowing and and double meaning here!
And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say,
- I have burned part of it in the fire;
- yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it:
- and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand? Remember these:
- I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
- That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad…
Then Isaiah, speaking on behalf of mankind:
- “He is near that justifieth me;
- let us stand together:
- Behold, the LORD God will help me;
- Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that [yet] walketh in darkness [confusion], and hath no light [clarity]? let him trust in the name [attribute of life-giver] of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
- [In contrast!] Behold, all ye that kindle a fire [false light] that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of YOUR fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.” (Isaiah 50)
The definition of um / אוּר as “fire that is sacred” is confirmed not only by its context when rarely used, but by the exclusivity of its use in this context in one of the classically concretized prophecies by Ezekiel. Can’t understand abstract concepts like saved vs doomed? Here’s a concrete example, what else can be said? No excuse for you now.
“And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair.”
Pause here to understand that YHVH has just ordered his prophet to disregard, yet again, one of the Mosaic laws, in order to virulently arrest the attention of his audience for one last-ditch attempt to save them from doom. At the same time that Ezekiel was preaching to the captives in Babylon, Jeremiah was back in Jerusalem also spreading the same message.
“say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth. Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away…for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath. For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.” (Jeremiah 7:28-30)
This means that it is prohibited to shave your sideburns (pe’ot) up to the top of the ear and make your hairline equal on all sides of the head…Traditionally, this commandment is interpreted as not even cutting any hair above the cheekbone, leaving short sideburns.
A Nazirite is supposed to grow his hair long and it is forbidden for him to cut his hair at all, whether the hairs of his head or his beard (See Numbers 6:5).
Back to Ezekiel in Babylon:
“Thou shalt burn with [sacred] fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.
for thereof…she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations…Therefore thus saith the LORD God…Behold, I will execute judgment.” (Ezekiel 5:1-8)
These references provide unmistakeable proof that when the Urim / fires element on the High Priest’s breastplate of judgment was activated in some way – perhaps by motion or sound or flashing light – that YHVH had pronounced judgment on the guilty.
This is acted out at the last judgment as well.
“Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” (Matthew 25:40-41)
On to the Thummim which we can hope is a positive response equivalent to “Found Not Guilty.”
“Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
- I have walked in thy truth.
- I have not sat [made a place for mysef] with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
- I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
- I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
- Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
- I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me. (Psalm 26)
With this background, does Paul’s statement become crystal clear?
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” (Colossians 2:8-10)
The two options of Ummim and Thummim are laid out clearly.
- “He that walketh uprightly walketh surely:
- but he that perverteth his ways shall be known [found out, revealed despite a cover of right living]
- The way of the LORD is strength to the upright:
- but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.” (Proverbs 10:9,29)
But by far my favorite definition is “finished”.
“And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all the elders of Israel. And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law...Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished.” (Deuteronomy 32)
When YHVH’s Savior completed the work his father had given him, he uttered the same phrase referencing Moses’ work. I am certain that he used the Hebrew language to get his point across to the scripturally literate Jews, just as he did when he called out to his Father “Why?!” And they got it.
Yeshua’s work had no meaning without Moses’ work. We believe on YHVH’s Savior because Moses wrote down an indisputable and scientifically validated account of YHVH’s work in creation, choice of mankind as his family and heirs to this universe, and redemption by the Seed of the Woman, the last Adam, a human whose faith in YHVH’s promise of resurrection was steadfast even through horrific torture and death. His resurrection proves the ultimate test of faith is achievable. Our righteousness, integrity, completeness is achieved through believing Moses’ account of YHVH as Creator and Resurrector through his Redeemer, the human we call Christ Jesus.
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.” (II John 1:7-8)
And what about those who never heard of Jesus Christ? Logic dictates that if salvation by Jesus Christ stands on Moses’ account of YHVH as Creator, Sustainer, and Promiser of resurrection by means unknown for 4,000 years before his redeemer showed up in a backwater province in the Middle East, that anyone who is trusting in YHVH Creator by whatever language his attributes are named is judged to have integrity, uprightness, completion as much as the saints named in the Old Testament.
I am much more concerned about the Christians who think that salvation is a gift and Moses’ law can now be tossed aside. Will they be judged to have “walked [moved among society, behaved themselves] in integrity, uprightness”?
Or will they be judged to have followed an antichrist?
When Christianity exploded on the scene and spread like wildfire through the Roman Empire during the 2nd century A.D., it faced off against the worship of Apollo.
Apollo is the one of the gods in the last generation of fully hyper dimensional gods descended from those created by YHVH: Cronus – Zeus – Apollo AKA Lucifer – Satan – Antichrist.
We can track Apollo’s rise and fall through his place of worship, which was centered at Delphi. Possibly even where he will rise again.
Located about 100 miles northeast of Athens, Delphi was the very navel or center of the world to the Greeks. In the first century CE, Plutarch wrote about the Delphic sanctuary as having a “three thousand years’ old reputation [i.e., from the beginning of time / death]…” Many experts agree that between 1700 BCE-1400 BCE, [i.e. after the Flood] the sanctuary, previously called Pytho, began as a place of the worship of Gaia…the Mother Earth who gave birth to the gods.
Based on the Greek story, it was Gaia who first inhabited Delphi, and her son, Pytho (or Python), a mighty serpent or dragon, guarded the site. Gaia appointed the nymph Daphnis as her prophetess…
Later in the myth, Apollo killed Gaia and her son, Python. Apollo then became the indwelling god of the sanctuary at Delphi. From about 1200 BCE, the holy priestess channeled Apollo for all prophecies.
Apollo is the Olympian god of the sun and light, music and poetry, healing and plagues, prophecy and knowledge, order and beauty, archery and agriculture. An embodiment of the Hellenic ideal of kalokagathia, he is harmony, reason and moderation personified, a perfect blend of physical superiority and moral virtue. A complex deity who turns up in art and literature possibly as often as Zeus himself, Apollo is the only major god who appears with the same name in both Greek and Roman mythology.
The origin of the name Apollo is still not properly understood…one of the many suggestions (“redemptory,” “purifier,” “assembler,”… Modern scholars disagree with most of them, with the majority linking Apollo’s name to the Greek word apella which means “a sheepfold,”.
But that which brought Apollo more closely home to the hearts of the people, and raised the whole moral tone of the Greek nation, was the belief, gradually developed with the intelligence of the people, that he was the god who accepted repentance as an atonement for sin, who pardoned the contrite sinner…
Apollo… was one of the most widely revered and influential of all the ancient Greek and Roman gods…the god who made men aware of their own guilt and purified them of it; who presided over religious law and the constitutions of cities; and who communicated with mortals [the Word] through prophets and oracles his knowledge of the future and the will of his father, Zeus.
He was the god of truth, healing, sun and light in particular and practically everything else in general.
You do realize that Yesha and his audiences knew these references to their broader culture just as much as our society recognize parallels to popular movies and songs, right?
For sure Apollo is Antichrist.
Interestingly, Apollo has a twin sister, Artemis (Greek) or Diana (Roman). Like Apollo, she is one of the oldest and most mysterious of the Olympian gods, with conflicting stories about her origins and exploits. As the goddess of the hunt, she was quite the tomboy. She was known for celibacy, even killing a man who saw her naked while bathing. Was that hermaphrodite Apollo expressing hir feminine side?
I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said, “Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on aught so grand”.
John’s messages to the churches in Asia Minor should make more sense once we set them in this culture.
“He that saith he is in the light [think Apollo], and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now…Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world [like extravagant places of worship]. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever…we know that it is the last time…Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son…These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you…If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.” (I John 2)
Based on the prophecy in Revelation that Apollo is released from the bottomless pit in the future we should logically deduce that he was imprisoned there at some point in time.
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit…And there came out…locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth havepower…And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.” (Revelation 9)
“we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
for that day shall not come, except…that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition…Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” (II Thessalonians 2:1-9)
There are a number of biblical references establishing Apollo’s defeat at the hand of the true Christ that are obscure only to those who don’t understand the standard practices of warfare. The winners of war triumphantly parade the leaders of the enemy host, and seize all the enemy’s wealth to distribute it among the winners.
- “The LORD gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. Kings of armies did flee…When the Almighty scattered kings…
- The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels:
- the LORD is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
- Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity [captors] captive, thou hast received gifts for men…
- He that is our God is the God of salvation [from the “limbo” of death]; and
- unto God the LORD belong the issues from death [resurrection of his people]….
- But God shall wound the head of his enemies.” (Psalm 68)
- “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings…
- To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the assembly of his people the manifold wisdom of God,
- According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in The Promised Seed of the Woman / Christ / Yahweh’s Savior Jesus our Lord…
- Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, thou has led captivity captive, and gave gifts [spiritual functions stolen from the Adams by the adversary] unto men. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Remember that Apollo was the patron god of practically every good thing from prophecy to healing to music.
- Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?… (Ephesians 1:1-4:8)
With the imposter imprisoned, the worship of Apollo lagged behind Christianity.
All in all, no more attractive religion [than Christianity] has ever been presented to mankind. It offered itself without restriction to all individuals, classes, and nations; it was not limited to one people, like Judaism, nor to the freemen of one state, like the official cults of Greece and Rome. By making all men heirs of Christ’s victory over death, Christianity announced the basic equality of men, and made transiently trivial all differences of earthly degree. To the miserable, maimed, bereaved, disheartened, and humiliated it brought the new virtue of compassion, and an ennobling dignity; it gave them the inspiring figure, story, and ethic of Christ; it brightened their lives with the hope of the coming Kingdom, and of endless happiness beyond the grave. To even the greatest sinners it promised forgiveness, and their full acceptance into the community of the saved…Into the moral vacuum of a dying paganism…into a world sick of brutality, cruelty, oppression, and sexual chaos, it brought a new morality of brotherhood, kindliness, decency, and peace…the new faith spread with fluid readiness. Nearly every convert, with the ardor of a revolutionary, made himself an office of propaganda…Altogether we may count a fourth of the population in the East as Christian by 300, and a twentieth in the West. “Men proclaim,” said Tertullian (ca. 200), “that the state is beset with us. Every age, condition, and rank is coming over to us. We are only of yesterday, but already we fill the world.
On 25 December AD 274, the Roman emperor Aurelian made Sol Invictus, “Unconquered Sun”, the official cult of the Roman Empire. The god was favored by emperors for the next 50 years until Constantine I co-oped Christianity into a paganized ecumenical religion incorporating the various aspects of the ancient sun god.
When we consider the massive revamping of Yeshua’s biblical faith into Constantine’s paganized Christianity, we really must reconsider, who won? We’re obviously still fighting it out.
According to the Lucis Trust,
This symbol indicates some of the significant forces and deeper factors now increasingly operating as the new age advances...available to Sanat Kumara not formerly at his disposal. This is largely so because he has achieved an expansion of solar consciousness, or, as we might put it, “taken an initiation“. Some of these forces are partially available in the council chamber of Shamballa, and from thence in the Hierarchy led by the [Anti-]Christ. Our symbol touches only a few of these new potencies and includes a blend of both the old age [when gods walked the earth] and the new [humans becoming gods]. It is the perfecting of this blend [of gods and humans] which is a supreme task of the [Anti-]Christ at this time.
The perfecting of the blend of Almighty God’s spirit in humans is the supreme task of God’s people. That is why Jesus Christ gave the gifts he captured back from Apollo to his people – “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Ephesians 4:12)
We are at work with the LORD!
“Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste…for the LORD hath spoken this word…When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people…They [the remnant of believers] shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD…Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires…
These are undoubtedly the fires of martyrs, by which, as is the first centuries AD, our faith in YHVH’s Savior’ promise to save us from eternal death is the most convincing testimony we can give.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. BUT I said…woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.” (Isaiah 24)
Isaiah’s prophetic account is consistent with Yeshua’s, Paul’s and John’s regarding the apostate “falling away” treachery of the dealers / leaders towards assumedly saved believers, with warnings not to be caught on the wrong side of this judgment.
“the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up…they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore…beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.” (I Peter 3:10-17)
There will come a day of reckoning, a choice to be made by every individual, whether to choose to do the wrong thing in order to save one’s own quality of life, or to do what the blaring warning alarm in one’s conscience alerts you is the right thing to do regardless of the loss over the direction of your life, or worse, your loved ones’ lives. This is steadfastness, and separates out the people who choose God’s right way from the wicked who chose to go their own way.
The Bible is not a guidebook to a lifestyle, it is a guide to life itself. As with any other, only those who develop wisdom and understanding from studying the subject recognize and know how to respond with life sustaining power when confronted by death-dealing forces.
“The Endless” is proof…this is a movie that plays with our perceptions of time, space, and reality, and sketches the outlines of unimaginable [endless] terror…
Things become unmoored from scientifically verifiable truth…There are so many strange moments and images, most of them tossed-off…effectiveness comes from comparing what we’re told would happen against what actually does happen. [Emphasis added.]