10) The Seed of the Serpent

Key precept: How Satan fathers his children.

Every one of these posts is the product of ongoing current study during which I make myself available to the Holy Spirit to guide me into new understanding. Not automatic writing. A true teacher-student relationship, where I set my own opinions aside, set aside time to study, come prepared with the text and tools, and listen to the Holy Spirit speaking to me.

I experience this like a mental nudge, bringing to mind the Bible passages pertinent to the topic at hand. As any good teacher does,  the Holy Spirit builds an ever higher edifice of understanding on a foundation of existing knowledge, which in his case is the written word of God. I’m not given “new revelation.” A pattern develops connecting existing written revelation as the Holy Spirit brings to mind the word I’ve already hidden in my heart – memorized – and meditated upon. The rest of the process is a “connect the dots” picture fully revealing what had previously been a confused jumble of disconnected bits of information.

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One example of the process of being guided by the Holy Spirit is the unraveling of the conundrum that came to my mind one day.

How does Satan father the Antichrist and yet remain free?

To understand why this is a conundrum, you have to be up to speed on the various options of angelic fatherhood.

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11) God is Pro-Choice

Key precept: Freedom is the ability to choose one’s actions.

A state trooper once told me, with deep regret, how he had a stopped a young college student for speeding well over the limit. In fact, his driving was so reckless that the standard response called for taking away his license until he went to court for sentencing. However, it was a holiday weekend and the young man was on his way to join friends at the beach, he had no prior infractions, he was very respectful and remorseful, and he promised with great sincerity that he would keep to the speed limit for the rest of the way. The trooper, identifying with this young man’s zest for life and promising future, didn’t want to spoil his weekend or his driving record, most of all his college and work life with possible long-term loss of his license, so he let him go with just a warning. Within minutes he heard across his radio that this young man had crashed at high speed just a few miles down the road, and was killed instantly. The trooper couldn’t stop thinking that he should have arrested him. I ask you – was he to blame?

People are quick to blame God when things go bad, even faulting him for having the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden because, being omniscient, he knew full well that human beings would eat the fruit and become captive to sin.

The reality is that the tree gave us freedom – defined as “the power to determine action without restraint.”

  • Freedom is not being able to do whatever you want.
  • Freedom is being able not to do actions being forced on you.

Freedom is not being oppressed by evil, either from an outside authority or an inner uncontrollable drive to use drugs, overeat, rape, plunder and murder.

Without the opportunity to choose, provided by just one fruit tree, humans would have been drones, always controlled by God. But God doesn’t force anyone to submit to his control. In contrast to the bad guys, God isn’t a control freak.

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12) Sin City

Key precept: Humans are intrinsically self-centered, we simply can’t stop ourselves from ruining essential relationships thus causing self-harm.

  • There is none right-eous [always doing the right thing], no, not one: 
  • There is none that understandeth [always rational, we are often controlled by our emotions or physical desires despite awareness of negative consequences of actions],
  • there is none that seeketh after God [wanting to be morally correct]
  • They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable;
  • there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 
  • Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 
  • Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 
  • Their feet are swift to shed blood: 
  • Destruction and misery are in their ways: 
  • And the way of peace have they not known: 
  • There is no fear of God before their eyes
  • For all have sinned…)” (Letter to the Romans 3:10-18, 23)

That word sin has become unpopular in current society, especially when applied to specific behaviors that are no longer illegal. I propose that we define sin as any behavior that an individual engages in, or fails to undertake, at the unjust expense of others. This behavior is so evidently a part of everyone’s naturally occurring behavior, even from birth, that is is a rational deduction rather than an act of faith to say that humans have a “sin nature”.

This is why any size group of individuals need laws, from as small a group of two with a safe word and process of conflict resolution, to the United Nations. Laws / rules safeguard and balance the rights and needs of individuals who depend on each other.

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13) Days of Noah

Key precept: Hyper-dimensional beings need human collaborators to express themselves in the lower four dimensions.

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And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Genesis 6:13)

What characteristics of the pre-flood world brought about its end?  We need to know, because the end of our world will be brought about by the same catastrophic circumstances.

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37)

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If we analyze the biblical narrative like we learned in elementary school, as a book report, we will realize that the first six chapters establish:

  • The setting: the heavens and earth.
  • The characters: all the hosts / various classifications of inhabitants of the heavens and the earth – immortal hyperdimensional beings and mortal humans and animals.
  • The problem or plot: corruption.
  • The climax or resolution to the problem: destruction of the corrupt and a fresh start.

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14) A New World Order

Noah 1056 AM – 2006 AM in later years contemporary with Abraham and Lot

Key precept: An apocalypse – actual, threatened or contrived – creates a State of Fear positioning a peace-proclaiming politician to lead frightened humanity into a New World Order.

After any catastrophe, humanity is intent on re-establishing the only world known, the pre-apocalypse civilization that assumes a state of perfection in an imperfect memory.

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It is the standard setup for the rise of one strong man promising peace and prosperity by ending war, like Caesar Augustus, Hitler, Lenin, Mao or President Bush.

The 20th century was primarily a series of wars in the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, British, German, Russian, Chinese, and now American, empires. All of them were grounded in the ideology of the template modern revolution, the atheist, humanistic French Revolution, of which it was astutely predicted: “From this place, and from this day forth begins a new era in the history of the world. (Goethe to the defeated German soldiers after the Battle of Valmy.)

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Deceptively, the “New” World Order is just a re-serving of the oldest, including more war.

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15) A Nimrod by Any Name

Nimrod 1927 AM – 2142 AM (contemporary with Noah to Abraham)

Noah was a preacher for the 600 years he lived before the flood, and you can be sure he continued to preach during the 350 years he lived after the flood. There are even suggestions, from American legends, that he spread the gospel to the New World. Traveling in a boat, of course.

While we have limited biblical or historical information about the days of Noah prior to the flood, we do have quite a bit of historical information about the earliest civilizations established in the days of Noah after the flood. But as would be expected after any catastrophe, humanity was intent on re-establishing the only world they knew – the pre-apocalypse civilization. Our own Western culture prides itself on the Renaissance, i.e. the Rebirth, of the Roman Empire after centuries of apocalyptic conditions during the Dark Ages. So we can learn a lot about the pre-flood civilization from its re-appearance in the post-flood world.

Tragically, as the earth repopulated, most people ignored Noah’s preaching and the evidence of God’s judgment. Remember, the days of the Son of man are like the days of Noah, and like the days of Lot, who, if you do the math in Genesis 11, you will see was contemporaneous with Noah. If we want to fully understand what the end times are like, we should determine what ungodly conditions were present in both the pre- and post-flood days of Noah.

For starters, there were giants.

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There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:4)

Exactly how giants were produced after the flood is open to interpretation. The first interpretation is to take “when the sons of the God came in unto the daughters of men” as an explanation of how there were giants. This would lead to the understanding that in both eras – “in those days; and also after that” – giants were produced by direct sexual congress with angels. This would mean that these angels survived the flood, which, actually, they did, since the flood only drowned air-breathing beings who couldn’t escape from the earth.  And angels are immortal.

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16) The Order of Melchizedek

Key Precept: The first Adam began the Priest-King dynasty / order, of Melchizedek that culminates with the last Adam.

“And God said, Let us make Adam /אָדָם / man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over…all the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)

For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God...he that said unto him, Thou art my Son / because I bestowed this relationship on you, to day have I begotten thee / made thee my heir.” (Hebrews 5:5)

(If the explanations that sonship = “bestowed honor” and begotten = “made heir” rather than conceived by sperm, read up on the ancient conception of fatherhood in Seed of the Serpent.)

As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec… (Hebrews 5:6)

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive…Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power…

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit….The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heavenflesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God…we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.(I Corinthians 15:24-54)

Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God;“ (Hebrews 5:10-11)

OK, so that’s a bit of a dig by the author of this post. But seriously, if the author of Hebrews makes a pointed remark that his readership in the first century was oblivious to the basics of the Melchizedekian priesthood, we should certainly expect that even more understanding was lost in the intervening 20 centuries, and make up our minds to study this difficult but critical information.

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17) Father Abraham.

Abraham 1980 AM – 2155 AM, contemporaneous with Noah, Shem, Nimrod, Eber, Jacob

Key precept: The meaning of “Father of a nation.”

Isn’t it interesting that Abraham’s journeys covered the entire Cradle of Civilization during the renaissance of the gods’ pre-flood civilization.

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This is like Paul’s missionary journeys through the apogee of that same pagan civilization some 2000 years later.

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Is it incredible to think that Paul was following in the footsteps of Abraham when he became a missionary? Or is your embedded impression from Sunday School that Abraham just hung out raising sheep and cattle all his life with an occasional adventure? To get a good sense of what both missionaries were doing, parallel their lives with how missionaries operated 2,000 years after Paul.

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18) Melchizedek Moses

~1452 BC – 1322 BC: Moses, Jacob’s great-great-grandson 

Key Precept: The establishment of the Levitical priesthood serving the nation of Israel does not do away with the higher echelon Melchizedekian priesthood serving the whole world. 

For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was…to Abraham [and] his seed…(Romans 4:13)

Most regrettably, by the time most Bible studies leave the book of Genesis and advance to Exodus, the whole concept of the Hebrew nation led by Melchizedek, the Promised Seed / Messiah / Christ has been forgotten in the focus on the nation of Israel.

Frustratingly, despite direct scriptural statements, mainstream Christianity treats Isaac, Jacob and Joseph as types of Christ / Messiah / the Promised Seed, and not as actual Christs / Promised Seeds in direct descent from the Adams in the order of Melchizedek in their own right. Don’t let the close focus theological conclusions of Paul’s arguments in the 1st century AD blur your awareness of the long range background proofs.

He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is The Promised One / Messiah / Christ…In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is…the children [including grand-, greatgrand-, in a line of descent] of God [are] the children of the promise…the seed. (Romans 9:7-8)

Following the posts on Melchizedek and Father Abraham, this study keeps the focus on the most ancient order – line of descent – of Melchizedek, God’s Priest-King of the Hebrew nation, Chosen Son of God who expressed the Father’s likeness and acts in the Father’s interests for the benefit of the whole world.

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19) The Promised Land

~1300 BC – 1,000 BC Joshua and a series of judges / leaders to King David

Key Precept: God granted a plot of land as an embassy from which his appointed ambassadors could minister the Kingdom of Heaven on earth to the nations scattered at Babel. 

Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name therefor all the earth is mine.“ (I Kings 11:36, Exodus 19:5)

In a previous post we reviewed how the noun identifying a person, place, or thing is the conversion of the verb describing the actions associated with that entity. An analysis of the name ‘Jerusalem’ (where the English J is a Y in Hebrew), enlightens our understanding of the function of this city.

The forms ירה (yrh) and ירא (yr’) reflect an exchange of energy from a higher, dispensing level to a lower, receiving level. It appears that the form ירה (yrh) mostly describes the sending of the energy; either the exchange viewed from the perspective of the dispensing side, or else the shock-free absorption of the energy on the receiving side. The form ירא (yr’) appears to deal mostly with the receiving of the energy; the exchange viewed from the perspective of the receiving side, and that usually with the anticipation of intense alteration.

The general meaning of the graceful verb שלם (shalem) is that of wholeness, completeness or “unbrokenness” (and see for the opposite the verb רעע, ra’a)…

In the Hebrew language it’s quite simple to indicate not only a condition (like shalem), but also the means to get there (to “shalemize”). The usage of this shalemize form in Scriptures is quite revealing. Wholeness is achieved or restored most often by some kind of restitutory payment or covenant…shalem is used when vows are to be paid to the Most High, or when days of mourning are to be completed (Isaiah 60:20), and ties in directly to the Messiah and his salvific work (Joel 2:25).

The derivatives of this verb are:

  • The famous masculine noun שלום (shalom), meaning peace (Isaiah 32:17). Peace in the Bible doesn’t just indicate a warless state, but rather a state of completeness and harmony or rather un-dividedness. It also covers completeness (Jeremiah 13:19), prosperity (Genesis 43:27), health and safety (Psalm 38:4).
  • The masculine noun שלם (shelem) peace offering or a sacrifice for alliance or friendship (Amos 5:22, Exodus 24:5).
  • The denominative verb שלם (shalam), meaning to be in a covenant of peace (Job 22:21, Isaiah 42:19).

Peace and how to make it..

Peace — defined as the absence of conflict or discord — may be achieved in…such a level of understanding of irreconcilable elements that these can be…joined, in…a unified theory or system of definition. This process requires no censoring and demonstrates all elements to be most intimately related to the identity of the whole. The key-word of this process is relationship. That’s what this root means.

In Hebrew, peace-making means whole-making, and not warm-fuzzy-deny-your-concerns-and-stop-being-difficult-making. Hebrew peace-making requires the effortful acquisition of intimate knowledge of one’s opponent, and since in Hebrew love-making is pretty much the same as knowing someone (the verb ידע, yada’, means both to know and to have sex…the command to “love your enemy” (Matthew 5:44) has not a lick to do with placidly suffering abuse and trying to conjure up lofty feelings for the brute who’s mistreating you, and everything with studying your enemy until you know enough about him to either appreciate his motives (and behave in such a compatible way that he stops assaulting you) or else blow him out of the water by being superior.

When Jesus says, “blessed are the peace-makers” (Matthew 5:9), he does not refer to those people who insist we should all assume a state of blissful indifference, but rather those people who grab the bull by the horns and stare deep into his eyes and pick his brain with an axe. Making peace starts with making a relationship with your enemy, and it results in getting to know your enemy (which in turn makes the chance excellent that at some point your enemy will stop being your enemy).

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