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?

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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 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 whole world. 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.” (Gen 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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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.

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

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. Our Western culture prides itself on the Re-naissance, the Re-birth, of revered classical civilization after centuries of apocalyptic conditions during the Dark Ages. 

In Florence [the heart of the Renaissance] the sublime and terrible go hand in hand...The Piazza della Signoria, the main square, contains an open-air display of Roman and Renaissance sculpture exhibiting some of the most famous statues in Florence. It is a gallery of horrors, a public exhibition of killing, rape, and mutilation unmatched in any city in the world. Heading the show is the famous bronze sculpture by Cellini of Perseus [demigod son of Zeus] triumphantly holding up the severed head of Medusa like a jihadist on a website video, blood pouring from her neck, her decapitated body sprawled under his feet. Behind Perseus stand other statues depicting famous legendary scenes of murder, violence, and mayhem…Inside Florence’s encircling walls and on the gibbets outside were committed the most refined and the most savage of crimes…For centuries, Florence projected its power over the rest of Tuscany at the cost of ferocious massacres and bloody wars.

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15) A Nimrod by Any Name

Key precept: How hybrids and giants are produced after the flood.

Nimrod 1927 AM – 2142 AM contemporary with Noah, Abraham and Lot

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. Tragically, as the earth repopulated, most people ignored Noah’s preaching and the evidence of God’s judgment.

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of  Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” (Luke 17:26-30)

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, and in the days of Lot.

For starters, there were giants.

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16) The Order of Melchizedek

Key Precept: The priestly dynasty of Melchizedek that ends with the last Adam started with the first.

For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins...So also Christ / The Anointed One glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec…Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

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; and not…those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” (Hebrews 5)

The Melchizedek referenced in Genesis was alive in the same time frame as Nimrod,  Abraham, and even long-lived Noah and his three sons.

And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel / Nimrod king of Shinarmade war…Abram…smote them…And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high GodAnd he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.” (Gen 14:18-20)

Now put this passage in the proper historical socio-politico-religious context we learned in the post on Nimrod.

Anu [corresponds to YHVH] and Bel [Lord, corresponds to YHVH’s Son to whom was given dominion over the earth] called by name me, Hammurabi, [Ham – abi, Ham is my (fore)father), the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land…”

Now re-read the biblical statement, with appropriate emphasis.

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.” (Gen 14:18)

Not Nimrod – Hammurabi – Amraphael, but Melchizedek “was the priest of the most high God.” Nimrod is the fake, the Anti- Christ. Melchizedek is the real Anointed One. At the time that Nimrod was building Babylon as the religious and political capitol of the world and corralling as many of the nations fleeing to the four corners of the habitable world as he could in a desperate bid to realize his dream of being King of the World, Melchizedek was holding the fort in Jerusalem.

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18) The Promised Land

1571 BC – 1451 BC: Moses – Jacob’s great-great-grandson, i.e. fourth generation from Israel

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. 

As this study reaches the point at which the nation of Israel takes center stage, don’t discard the foundational theme, plots and definitions already established.

Let’s begin with Melchizedek, God’s High Priest-King human representative to the whole world. As proven in the post Melchizedek, Joseph was Jacob’s / Israel’s successor to this position. In addition to becoming Pharaoh’s Prime Minster to the Egyptian World Empire at the age of 30, Melchizedek Joseph ministered the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth to the Hebrews at least from the age of 39. Keep that thought in a banner over the stage as the spotlight narrows its focus to Jacob’s family.

and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. and came into Egypt,

  • Jacob, and all his seed with him:
    • His sons, and his daughters, 1st generation
    • his sons’ sons and his sons’ daughters” 2nd generation

All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were threescore and six; And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls [Ephraim and Manasseh]: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten  (70).” (Genesis 46:5-7, 26-27)

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19) For God So Loved the World

Key precept: Its always been about redeeming the whole world back from the Serpent.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

John 3:16 has been called “The Gospel in a nutshell” because it provides a stunningly succinct summary of the doctrine of the Christian faith.”

Whoa Nellie! This verse is not a “Christian” doctrine. This verse provides a stunningly succinct summary of God’s plan for humanity for thousands of years before there was a “Christian” faith.

If we maintain the same consistency with the Bible as with any other work of literature, we will avoid the all-too-common practice of taking passages out of context.

Why would anyone do that? To benefit one person or group at the expense of others. This is a common strategy among:

  • family, acquaintances and co-workers to damage others’ reputations in order to gather supporters during conflicts of interest,
  • politicians to smear their opponents during an election campaign,
  • military tacticians using propaganda to minimize opposition,
  • historians and educators re-writing history to strengthen grassroots support of a changing paradigm,
  • and of course, religious leaders setting themselves up as the source of truth in order to gather a following.

rastafarianPatching together desired pieces of the biblical message while repudiating the undesired parts, or even denying the validity of the whole book, is how there are Old-Testament-only religions like Judaism and New-Testament-only Christian denominations, and post-Christianity cults like Islam and Mormonism and Seventh Day Adventist following various self-proclaimed prophets and prophetesses. Anyone who makes him / herself the authority to redefine the authorship and meaning of parts of this thousands-years-old book is frankly a deceiver because he / she doesn’t have enough data about the circumstances in the time and place of the
biblical writing to corroborate their claims. As with any other literature, internal evidence provides reliable and valid conclusions

If we will treat the Bible as one coherent piece of literature, we will be able to recognize the falsehoods on which the many Bible-based religions have staked their claim. Every true prophet of the God of the Bible stays true to the pre-existing record. “New revelation” by any individual bolstering their legitimacy by using the Bible as their launch pad is invalidated by pre-existing contradictory biblical statements.

“What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I [Paul, the premier prophet of the New Covenant] write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.” (I Corinthians 14:18-37)

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:16-21)

Even the only begotten Son of God backed up every claim he made with “it is written.”

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20) War Is Declared

Precept: Anyone who wants the benefits of citizenship in Yhvh’s nation must accept the requirements of military service in his war against the destroyer.

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10:34-39)

Surely we understand that any nation must fight to maintain freedom from those who would destroy her. The same is true for the real “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.” This is due to the unavoidable reality of evil, regardless of atheists and pantheists efforts to write it off. And we know that…

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God demands that his people do something.

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