True News 4 U — Truth-Religion — 10/31/2020
Demons and Devils
Where did they come from and who are they?
In this study, we will be taking a close look at Demons and Devils. Many do not know the differences between the two of them nor where did they come from. Many do not have a clear understanding on Demons and Devils. Some associate Demons and Devils as being one and the same being. Is this true? We will take a closer look at both and learn who they are and where they came from.
When we read our Bible, we can see the monumental and ongoing conﬂict between Satan, and YHWH Who created him. Satan in the beginning was not created evil. The Bible teaches us that “all” things were created by YHWH and for YHWH.
“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”
(Romans 11:36, KJV, emphasis added)
“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.”
(1 Corinthians 8:6, KJV, emphasis added)
“16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: 17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.”
(Colossians 1:16-17, KJV, emphasis added)
When we think about it, it makes perfect sense that YHWH created all things “perfect” that Satan was also created perfect along with all of YHWH’s Creation. Now to prove that whatever YHWH created or made is perfect and that nothing He does is shapeless, formless, empty or void; we will look at the following verses.
“He is the Rock, His work is perfect:…”
(Deuteronomy 32:4, KJV, emphasis added)
The Hebrew word for “perfect” is Strong’s Concordance #H8549 תָּמִים tâmı̂ym taw-meem'; which means without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sound, without spot, undefiled, whole. We see that His work is indeed perfect. Everything YHWH has done and is still doing is done to perfection. In the book of Ecclesiastes, it says:
“He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:11, KJV, emphasis added)
The Hebrew word for “beautiful” is Strong’s Concordance #H3303 יָפֶה yâpheh yaw-feh', which means beautiful, beauty, comely, fair, goodly, pleasant, well. Another Scripture to check out is in the Psalms:
“As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the LORD [YHWH] is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.”
(Psalm 18:30, KJV, emphasis and comment added)
The above Scriptures are clear that everything YHWH creates or makes is perfect and beautiful. He does not create anything in vain. He created everything perfect and beautiful to be inhabited. All things that YHWH created, He Created them “perfect/beautiful.”
Satan became evil all on his own. Pride was and still is his downfall. As we see in the Bible, when Satan fell, he rebelled against his Creator [YHWH] and all of Heaven. Satan is noted in the King James version of the Bible 56 times in 49 verses. He is the adversary. We can get bits and pieces about Satan all throughout the Bible and some of what he did. However, when it comes to the Demons and Devils, we do not have much to go on from the Bible. So, we have to go to independent studies outside the Bible to learn about these Demons and Devils and where they came from and who they are. This is necessary to get a better understanding of these beings. Some may see the extra Biblical text as being questionable and they chose to not give it any credit. However, the sources will be sited for the readers reference to check out for themselves. The details will require a certain amount of independent study and cross-referencing. For that reason alone, some of the material presented below remains somewhat controversial.
If you will do your own research, you will learn that some scholars have and do refuse to consider anything at all that was not voted into the final biblical canon by the Roman Catholic (Universal) Church at the Council of Constantinople in 553 C.E. This is especially true of the book of Enoch. The book of Enoch is a great help in understanding some of the details with startling clarity on some of the concepts that are not so easily understood in the Bible. The book of Enoch is an ancient text which is attributed to Enoch that we read about in Genesis 5:22. This book was considered to be “regular canon” in Yeshua’s time and it is heavily quoted in the letters of Jude, 2 Peter and Revelation. Another unknown fact is the book of Enoch appears more often than any other book in the canonized Bible among the Dead Sea Scrolls. At the end of this study a table is presented which compares parts of the book of Enoch with New Testament Scriptures. The comparison is amazing. Enoch was established and recognized as part of the Torah and it was quoted by several of the writers of both the Old and New Testaments but it was thrown out by the Roman Catholic Church for reasons that will soon become apparent.
The book of Enoch gives us incomparable insight into the differences between “demons” and “devils.” The clear difference between demons and devils is one of those major and yet seldom understood concepts that keeps reappearing throughout the Scriptures and they are almost never talked about in modem Christian churches. And yet, Yeshua/Jesus clearly acknowledged this in the book of Matthew:
“But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
(Matthew 17:21, KJV)
“And he [Yeshua] said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”
(Mark 9:29, KJV, comment added)
The ancient understanding of the differences between demons and devils is many thousands of years old. In Yeshua’s time, it was a common understanding among the Jewish people, and among the rabbis in particular. Yeshua felt no need to over-explain Himself in the Scriptures cited above. This is still understood by the Hebrew people today who are educated in such matters.
The idea that demons and devils are one and the same is a newer concept. It was arbitrarily introduced into the Christian Church in 553 C.E. by the Council of Constantinople. The leaders of that assembly ruled that any written opinion that distinguished between demons and devils must be destroyed or if it was to be accepted by the Church, it must be altered to fall in line with the “new thinking.”
This ruling came about as an expansion of the Anti-Jewish laws which were initiated in 327 C.E. By this ruling the Roman Catholic Church outlawed the Jewish books known as the Mishnah, the Talmud which are rabbinical commentaries on the Bible and the more ancient books, such as the book of Enoch. All of these books were immediately outlawed but only because they could not be completely destroyed. Officially, the Roman Catholic Church claimed that these books no longer had any value in providing insight into the Scriptures and that they were even declared “heretical.” Indeed, this same ruling almost succeeded in deleting the books of 1 and 2 Peter and Jude, because of their agreement with and references to the book of Enoch.
The councils change from their acceptance to their rejection of the fundamental differences between devils and demons came about by the reaction from an inﬂux of mystical, pagan, and heretical teachings by many of the early Greek church fathers, such as Origen and Tertullian. The truth of that distinction was thrown out because it too closely resembled some of the more bizarre teachings of these men. The Council excommunicated Origen, post-mortem, and it condemned the previously accepted understanding regarding demons and devils. Mainly, the Roman Catholic Church was afraid that the uneducated masses of people would be unable to distinguish between heresy and the truth that involved what they felt were some very “strange and disturbing” elements.
What this decision boiled down to was only the elite (themselves) could handle this knowledge. Therefore, they decreed that it would no longer officially exist believing the uneducated would not be able to handle what was written in these ancient books.
It was the council’s intent and desire to destroy all of these extra writings but they learned that it’s almost impossible to destroy all traces of such an important truth. Now, let us transport ourselves to a moment much closer to the beginning of our world. In this process, we will fill in some of the details so that we can all understand the “who and what” of what we are dealing with now thousands of years later when we speak of Satan, demons, and devils.
A Clear Difference
When we study the ancient Hebrew language, we will see that they used different words for demons and devils, which are utterly distinct and they carry with them various characteristics attributed to each separate entity. One word that is used for the devil, we are already familiar with is ha (the) Satan, Hebrew for “the adversary.” He is also known as the “enemy” and the “accuser.” Ha Satan is the source for the modern English word Satan, which is his most familiar designation.
Ironically, Satan never was his name! Ha Satan was and is a “title,” chosen by YHWH and it was given to a cherub whose real name we do not know. Yes, that’s right, we do not know the real name of the one we call Satan. All we have is his title and not his real name. When that cherub rebelled and he was thrown out of heaven, YHWH literally took away his identity by removing his name and giving him a title instead, thus conveying total dishonor upon him. The way you bring dishonor to a being or human is you do not speak nor write their name. In essence, you are rendering then as being nothing.
In the Western church’s error, they have regrettably and innocently turned a Hebrew description into a name. Thus, by doing so, they are giving honor of a personal name back to Ha Satan, who is the leader of the evil hordes. This is exactly the opposite of what YHWH intended. We have compounded our error even more when we claim that he was also known, by YHWH, as Lucifer. This was totally a personal name that was given to him by the Babylonians and this was based on their understanding that he came as an angel of light.
The Apostle Paul puts forth this same claim, along with a warning for us to watch out for false prophets who come in Satan’s place:
“13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
(2 Corinthians 11:13-15, KJV)
In the book of Isaiah, he also seems to refer to him as Lucifer in the King James, but this still does not mean that the YHWH ever knew him by that name. Many biblical scholars consider this translation erroneous and most translations now use “morning star,” “son of the dawn,” or something similar:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
(Isaiah 14:12, KJV, emphasis added)
Some of the alternate Hebrew terms that are used for a devil are baal and teraphim. But baal actually means “lord” or “chieftain,” and it is most often used more as a title than a real name. For example, calling someone “Baal Harrington” in the ancient Hebrew language would be saying “Lord Harrington” in English.
On the other hand, Elijah, was one of YHWH’s prophets who fought and destroyed the prophets of Baal (with a capital B) on Mt. Carmel as we see in 1 Kings 18:28-40. Clearly, we can see the prophets that Elijah destroyed were worshipping and serving devils, or fallen angels, of whom the chief was Baal.
The idea that devils had their own dedicated worshippers in the days of Elijah is substantiated further when you consider the possible meanings of the word teraphim, which we’ll get to in a moment. But by way of preview, if you are a fallen teraphim, you want people to worship you. How would you get them to do that? You would do it by establishing an idol! All of which brings up an excellent rule of thumb. Whenever you encounter spiritual beings that are trying to get you to worship them, they are devils.
In the Beginning
In the beginning, we know that YHWH created all things. But even before God created all the life forms on Earth, we know He also created a huge host of heavenly beings, commonly called angels. We do know that YHWH created the angels before He created the physical universe. The book of Job describes the angels worshiping YHWH as He was creating the world. These angels were created and dedicated to service YHWH forever. In a sense, from their moment of creation, they have been YHWH’s hands and feet, for they are the ones who carry out many of His missions throughout His creation. Think about this, if YHWH had created all things before, He created the angels and after He created the angels, they asked Him, where did all this come from and He would have told them that He created all these things before He created them. They could have come back and said, Yeh, right!!! YHWH first created the angels so that He could use them as His witness to Him creating everything else. They would witness His creating powers and know that He is all powerful, all knowing and all present. The following Scripture teaches us that YHWH had His created angels there with Him before He created all other things.
“4 Where wast thou [Job] when I [YHWH] laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
(Job 38:4-7, KJV, emphasis and comments added)
Not all angels were created to be equal. The Scripture teach us that YHWH created three separate “orders,” of angels of which each one has their own unique form, function, and purpose. In the Hebrew singular, their titles were teraph, seraph, and cherub. The Hebrew plural forms are as follows:
1) The cherubim are also called archangels and they are angels of the highest and the most powerful order. They literally surround the Throne of YHWH. Cherubim have six wings, four faces, and they are very large in size. The four faces we read about in Revelation 4:7 and Ezekiel 1:10 are of a man’s face, a lion’s face, a bull’s face, and an eagle’s face. They are also covered with eyes.
We are introduced in the Bible to four cherubim. The most commonly known cherubim are the Archangel Michael who is the Prince of Israel, the Archangel Gabriel, and the two cherubim who fell. One was called “Lucifer” as it is translated in the King James Version the Bible of Isaiah 14:12 and one called Abaddon who is now the angel of Death. We will take a look at him in a little bit. The other two cherubim are Uriel and Raphael. We find them referred to in extra-biblical writings such as the Jewish Talmud, Mishnah, and the apocryphal books.
Here are the meanings of the names of these four cherubim/archangels who did not rebel against YHWH and thereby they kept their positions before the Throne of YHWH:
Michael Warrior (prince) of YHWH
Gabriel Redeemer of YHWH
Raphael Healer of YHWH; bringer of YHWH’s Healing
Uriel Light of YHWH; bringer of YHWH’s Light
Do we not find it interesting to learn that at the end of all of these names we see they are spelled with “el,” which is a Hebrew word (or suffix) meaning YHWH? Each of these four cherubim represents some attribute, characteristic, or service that originates from YHWH.
Two of the original six cherubim who rebelled against YHWH represent one-third of this class of angels that YHWH created to serve Him. The four named cherubim above remained true to YHWH, while the one which we mistakenly call Lucifer (again, the one who often comes as a Cherub of Light) and Abaddon (originally the Cherub of Life, who was also the foundation of the Throne and he is now the Cherub of Death) both fell. We see Lucifer’s downfall is indelibly recorded for us in the book of Ezekiel:
“13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. 19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.”
(Ezekiel 28:13-19, KJV)
In the King James Version for Ezekiel 28:16, it says:
“By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.” (KJV, emphasis added)
This reference to the “covering cherub” can also refer to a covenant, which is sometimes referred to as a “covering” and it is directly related to what is known in Hebrew as a chuppah. A chuppah is known as the literal covering for ancient and modern Hebrew wedding ceremonies.
In any case, YHWH stripped both Lucifer and Abaddon of their original names and their positions of authority. Note that this development further reinforces our understanding that Hebrew names embody identity. As we have seen several times so far, the evil being we now call Satan can appear as an angel of light because he’s a deceiver. Hence, even though YHWH took his name away from him, he is still sometimes known as Lucifer, which is a Babylonian variant of Lucent from Latin which means “light” and it is the name by which we refer to him in Isaiah 14:12.
2) The seraphim are the middle order of angels and they are sometimes known as the “Burning Ones” or the “Healing Angels.” According to what we read in the Scriptures, these angels burn with fire and they are like the cherubim. They are covered with eyes. As messengers of YHWH. They race back and forth between heaven and earth, doing His will. By way of illustration, the ancient Hebrew word we see in Revelation 8:7 (seraph) that is commonly translated as “fire” raining down on the earth is also referring to the seraphim coming down from heaven as “heavenly fire.” A Hebrew word more commonly used to refer to natural fire only would be esh.
In the book of Genesis, we come across the story of Jacob’s ladder:
“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.”
(Genesis 28:12, KJV)
In this passage, the original Hebrew suggests that what Jacob saw were seraphim, or messengers of YHWH.
3) The teraphim are the lowest order of angels. They are the only ones who can take on human form and maintain it for any extended period of time. You may even entertain them unaware, as indicated in the book of Hebrews:
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
(Hebrews 13:2, KJV)
In addition, teraphim are also denoted by the Hebrew word ayirf which means “watcher.” We see in the book of Daniel where angels watch over us and serve as protectors and custodians of men’s souls:
“10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. 17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. 18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.”
(Daniel 4:10, 17-18, KJV, emphasis added)
The teraphim are our guardian angels. A few years ago, there was a TV show called “Touched by an Angel.” It portrayed the angels as being guardian angels. These guardian angels are referred to as teraphim. Another TV show that most have not thought about is “Highway to Heaven” with Michael Landon who played a teraphim. He was seen as a human with a family but he was serving as a protector of all those whom he came in contact with.
When a Teraphim falls from his service to YHWH, they are called “idols.” as in the NASB translation of Genesis 31:34:
“Now Rachel had taken the household idols and put them in the camels saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban searched through all the tent but did not find them.”
(Genesis 31:34, NASB)
Many of the other translations we come across have this passage using the word “images.” The Hebrew word from which “idols” or “images” comes (ha teraphim) indicates that the spirits behind the wooden idols (carved figures) that Rachel stole from her father’s household were fallen teraphim.
Here are some other translations that actually uses teraphim instead of idols or images:
“Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat upon them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not.”
(Genesis 31:34, American Standard Version, emphasis added)
“Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the saddle of the camel, and sat upon them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not.”
(Genesis 31:34, Jewish Publication Society Old Testament, emphasis added)
“Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the camel’s furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not.”
(Genesis 31:34, Revised Version, emphasis added)
“Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt around all the tent, but didn’t find them.”
(Genesis 31:34, World English Bible, emphasis added)
“Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt around all the tent, but didn’t find them.”
(Genesis 31:34, Young’s Literal Translation, emphasis added)
There may be more translations but I think you will see that in a lot of translations, we are seeing “idols” or “images” being used in place of the real word that should be used which is teraphim.
Looking at the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, we see in the King James Version that this reference number is H8655, תְּרָפִים, terâphı̂ym, a healer; Teraphim (singular or plural) a family idol: - idols (-atry), images, teraphim.
Is it possible that the translators who have chosen to use “idols” or “images” be hiding something form us?
Please take note here that there is no illusion of power involved here. This evil power comes from the fallen angels, or devils, who are literally the power behind each idol. This is why many such false gods are “real” in a literal sense, even in our modern-day era and especially the highly worshipped gods of black magic sects.
To bring this into the 21st century modern context, you may have heard of or even watch the movie “City of Angels,” starring Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan. The guys who were in black were actually fallen teraphim. Along with all their cohorts several thousand years earlier, they were put into the abyss pending their eventual emergence as detailed in the book of Enoch and they were referenced in both Jude and 2 Peter.
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
(Jude 6, KJV)
“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;”
(2 Peter 2:4, KJV)
In the movie “City of Angels” the teraphim loved the sun. The movie did not say it, but is it possible that this could have be true because these teraphim had been in darkness for nearly 6,000 years at this point? Again, we do not know if those who made this movie knew this or not. It is interesting in several ways in that this movie is really an amazingly accurate takeoff of what we read in the book of Genesis Chapter 6 and in the book of Enoch.
The fallen watchers are real living beings which the fictional versions in the movie “City of Angels” is based. These beings are called sayir. Greek mythology refers to satyrs as being half-man and half-beast. Could this be a reference to the Hebrew word sayir? The books of Jude and 2 Peter both speak of angels who did not keep their positions of authority and they are bound in chains in darkness awaiting their judgment. In all these cases, the Hebrew word used for these angels is sayir, whose pictographic meaning is “watches to destroy [consume] men’s souls.” These words perfectly describe devils.
The Ultimate Devil
When Satan and his hordes were thrown out of heaven, he took with him one-third of all the angels that were in heaven. Of the one-third, there are three groups of angels as we have seen above. One-third of the cherubim, one-third of the seraphim, and one-third of the teraphim went with Satan when he fell. In the original Hebrew text, it does not explicitly tell us that there was one-third of the cherubim, one-third of the teraphim and one-third of the seraphim who were cast out of heaven with Satan. All signs indicate that Satan’s “one-third of the angels” was evenly distributed across the three angel types.
Before Adam and Eve came into being, Satan had fallen. We do not know how long it was before YHWH created Adam and Eve. We see in the book of Genesis Chapter 3, where Satan took center stage in man’s downfall. It was not long after YHWH created Adam and Eve that Satan looked down upon Adam and Eve and he saw that they were frail and dull creatures in his sight. He resented it that YHWH had made a covenant with them and given them the authority and dominion over the earth which could have been his. Needless to say, Satan was jealous of Adam and Eve. Satan’s jealously and pride got the better part of him and he led an assault upon Adam and Eve. He took the appearance of an earthly creature and he tricked them into trading their covenant relationship with YHWH for the false concept of equality with YHWH.
We do not know what Adam and Eve were thinking at that time, but it is hard to believe they would expect to achieve “equality with YHWH,” for that was then and still is impossible and they both knew this. On the other hand, it is believed that they may have felt that “knowledge,” as represented by the fruit from the tree, might make them even better companions of YHWH. Perhaps they thought it might somehow enhance their relationship by narrowing the knowledge gulf between them and their Creator.
As a result of Adam And Eve listening to Satan, the nearly lost everything and as a result, the price that man had to pay, from that day forward, has been beyond comparison as we all know so well. Now, death had the ultimate dominion because of man’s fall. Man lost his immortality and he lost out on paradise. They were driven from the presence of YHWH and they were doomed to toil in pain and futility from that time to today. Thankfully, this is not the end of the story.
In YHWH’s anger and in His overwhelming sense of betrayal, we can only imagine what He must have felt. Since we humans are created in His image, we have emotions and feelings. It is not a stretch to say that He also has emotions and feelings. After all, we are created in His image and likeness. As a result of Satan bringing about the fall of mankind, YHWH said to the serpent:
“And I will put enmity [hostility/hatred] between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
(Genesis 3:15, KJV, comment added)
There is one widely held interpretation that the above verse is the first Scriptural reference to the coming of the Messiah. But even though this is partially true, we still need to dig a little deeper. Some have called this whole story nothing more than a fascinating myth which was invented to explain why snakes crawl on their bellies. What is actually being revealed in the Hebrew text here is much more sinister.
Most translations use the word “they” rather than “he” to identify who is doing the bruising and treading. When we look at the NASB translation, it becomes clear:
“And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise [crush] you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
(Genesis 3:15, NASB, emphasis and comment added)
YHWH is literally making a prophecy about the two sets of offspring being Satan’s and man’s. The Hebrew word zera‛ (Strong’s #H2233) is referring to Satan’s offspring or better known as his “seed.” This is the same Hebrew word which is used for Adam and Eve’s offspring. In this instance, we are not talking about spiritual descendants. The Hebrew word actually means blood relatives or physical descendants.
In other words, Satan has kids and mankind has kids in exactly the same context. His kids and your kids are equally real in a physical sense. I know this sounds far fetch but please hang with me here for a little bit and this will become crystal clear.
Satan was not satisfied with the partial victory he had won in deceiving Adam and Eve and thus bringing about their downfall. He immediately implemented a scheme that has spanned throughout time and it called for nothing less than the complete assimilation of man into Satan’s own unholy legions.
Now the Nephilim
Now we enter into the sixth chapter of the book of Genesis where it gives us a few details of what we see even more of in the book of Enoch. The book of Enoch gives us a lot more details on these fallen angels and it fills-in some of the missing pieces that are not given to us in the Bible. We learn from the book of Enoch that there was a group of 200 of Satan’s fallen angels (teraphim) who were led by one of the fallen angels named Samyaza. He made a pact agreeing with the teraphim that they could take on human form. When they did this, it gave them the ability to seduce the daughters of men and thus produce giant offspring which is a hybrid of devils and humans known as Nephilim. One of these creatures, in the singular, would be a Nepal.
Remember earlier that it was stated that the teraphim are the only ones of the three groups of angels who can take on human fleshly form for any extended period of time. Yes, to put it bluntly, they did have sexual relations with human woman, called sirens. And they did produce offspring that were not created by YHWH.
In the ancient Hebrew language, the letters looked much different than what we see today. Hebrew words are formed with their own internal meanings which are embodied within each of the letters. Taking for example the word “shalom.” Below, you will see the ancient pictographic and the modern Hebrew for this word.
The word “Shalom” means “peace” in English but pictographically and internally, it means “destroy the authority that binds us to chaos.” There is great depth to the Hebrew language. In this context, certain letters of the Hebrew aleph-bet make a clear distinction between various kinds of “life,” especially between animal life and human life.
In general, the Hebrew word chai means “life,” but chai can be spelled in three different ways, with each spelling referring to a distinct type of life.
1) The first way to spell chai, as shown in Table A below is by using the Hebrew characters Chet-Yod-Yod. Pictographically, this is a picture of YHWH putting a fence (Chet) around His work (yod). This fence of protection encloses YHWH’s orderly creation and prevents chaos from entering. Biologically speaking, without these fences of protection, life cannot last very long; for example, the cell wall or the skin that covers our bodies provides irreplaceable protection.
The first Yod, pictographically, represents the work of God. The second Yod explains how He made it, by forming it with His own hand and breathing life into it. In this creation passage, YHWH was revealing the nature of the unique and intimate relationship He was proposing to have with mankind. He was further affirming that man is separate and distinct from all other kinds of life, made by YHWH’s hand in His own image, with his life literally “breathed in” by YHWH. This word also correlates to (i.e., symbolically signifies) the Hebrew word, nishmah, which ancient rabbis spoke about as representing the spark of YHWH that dwells within each human.
2) The second way of spelling chai uses the Hebrew characters Chet-Yod, which references the Hebrew word “Nefesh.” Nefash means “all other life that YHWH spoke forth.” This stands in contrast to the only form of life that He literally formed with His own hands. This spelling can be used for all life of any kind, including man and animals. It refers to all life in existence - everything that is alive. The one yod represents the work that YHWH did in making this kind of life . . . He spoke it forth and He put a fence of protection around it as well.
3) The third way to spell chai uses only the Hebrew letter Chet. This spelling contains no Yod (work of YHWH) at all. It means that both YHWH’s work and His Spirt are completely absent from it. Oddly enough, this still designates “a living thing.” This usage of Chet is limited to Nephilim only, but it has sometimes been translated as “evil beast.” This may have been done to avoid confusion with a “wild beast” such as a lion or bear.
Table A: Chai or “life”
YHWH always uses a Chet to “fence off” and separate His work from chaos. At the same time, man is the only thing YHWH made — literally — with His own hands (Genesis 2:7). All the rest of creation came about from Him speaking His words to bring that which He wanted to come into existence and emerge from nothingness. He chose to do something different with man. He chose to use His hands to make man and in doing so, He used His personal touch, forming man with His own hand before He breathed life into his nostrils.
What a difference between man and the Nephilim! Nevertheless, in our various modern translations of the Scriptures the truth still is not always clear. When the Bible talks about the Nephilim, they are usually called the offspring of sexual union between “sons of God” and “daughters of earth.” And with respect to what happened next . . . we see in the King James version, Genesis 6:12 (KJV) is rendered:
“And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.”
Sad to say, the King James translators chose to use the generic words “corrupt” and “corrupted,” rather than indicating clearly that the “evil beasts” — the Nephilim — were responsible for what actually took place.
Thankfully, we find in the Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament the word Nephilim is defined as “a living abortion,” or “to fall to the ground from heaven,” or “to become a ruin.” So, the truth is not completely hidden from those Who dig and search these things out. This is part of being a Berean.
Finally, there is one more very revealing distinction we need to look at. The Hebrew letters for the word nephal are Nun–Pay–Lamed, which pictographically means “to speak control over life.” YHWH does not do this. He is into speaking freedom rather than control. His purpose through His covenant is the exact opposite of Satan’s. In other Words, this satanic strategy of interbreeding between man and devils represents Satan’s attempt at controlling mankind for his own purposes. Since the moment they were first conceived the Nephilim have been trying to control mankind, which is exactly the opposite of what YHWH would do.
Nephilim in the Headlights
For many years, all over the globe, in studying almost every ancient civilization, researchers have uncovered remarkably similar myths about the flood and the creation. Often these myths include very specific details that corroborate the Genesis account. For example:
One flood account from the Tehuelche of Patagonia includes this comment in regards to the reason why God brought on the flood: “At a remote time in the past, the earth was inhabited also by people other than those created by the sun god. They were very bad and fought among themselves all the time. When the sun god saw this, he decided to annihilate these people and to create another population in their stead. To destroy the bad people the sun god sent torrential and continuous rain, the springs opened, and the ocean overflowed.”
Obviously, these people worshipped the sun God as their creator god, but the story is still the same. Yet where did these people get the idea that there were “men” living on the earth that were not created by their God?
The Tanakh, the Holy Scriptures (i.e., the Old Testament), is published by the Jewish Publication Society, translates Genesis 6:1-2 into English as follows:
“When men began to increase on earth, and daughters were born to them, the divine beings saw how beautiful the daughters of men were and took wives from among those that pleased them.”
In the book of Enoch Chapters 7 and 8, it gives us a much clearer picture and more details of the story given to us in Genesis Chapter 6 in the Bible. Enoch explains that these beings who show up on Earth and cohabit with the daughters of men were not the “sons of YHWH” as claimed in Genesis 6:2 and 4 in the King James translation, and several other translations as well. Nor are they seen as “divine beings” in the Jewish Publication Society translation of verses one and two noted above. Rather, Enoch calls them “sons of heaven,” which makes a lot more sense considering their source.
Below is presented both Chapters 7 and 8 of the book of First Enoch. It is important to see what Enoch wrote.
The Book of First Enoch, Chapter 7 (Section 2)
“1 it happened after the sons of men [these are “normal” humans] multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. 2 And when the angels, the sons of heaven [emphasis added], beheld them, they became enamored of them, saying to each other, come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children. 3 Then their leader Samyaza said to them; I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise; 4 And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime. 5 But they answered him and said; We all swear; 6 And bind ourselves by mutual execration, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking. 7 Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of mount Armon. 8 That mountain therefore was called Armon, because they had sworn upon it, and bound themselves by mutual execrations. 9 These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danel, Azkeel, Saraknyal, Asael, Armers, Batral, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Arazyal. These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them. 10 Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees. 11 And the women conceiving brought forth giants, 12 Whose stature was each three hundred cubits [By comparing various ancient artifacts, a cubit has been found to equal about 18 inches, according to National Geographic’s atlas, The Biblical World. So, let’s do the math: 300 x 18 = 5,400 inches, which amounts to 450 feet or a little more than 137 meters.]. These devoured all which the labour of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; 13 When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; 14 And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their ﬂesh one after another, and to drink their blood. 15 Then the earth reproved the unrighteous.”
The Book of First Enoch, Chapter 8
“1 Moreover, Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors [made them see that which was behind them], and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and of all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered. 2 Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways. 3 Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots: 4 Armers taught the solution of sorcery; 5 Barkayal taught the observers of the stars; 6 Akibeel taught signs; 7 Tamiel taught astronomy; 8 And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon. 9 And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.”
In Chapters 9 thru 11 in the book of Enoch, it details YHWH’s response to what the fallen “sons of heaven” had done. It is highly recommended that these passages and better yet, the entire book of Enoch be read for the complete details of the events that are only hinted at in other primary sources, including the Bible.
The Bible tells us how Satan appeared in the Garden of Eden and he tempted Adam and Eve to disobey YHWH. Contrary to popular belief, man does not belong to the earth; the earth actually belongs to man. YHWH gave man this planet to take care of and to protect it, but Satan sought to regain an earthly form of the authority and power he literally threw away when he rebelled against YHWH. Satan regained that power at man’s expense.
Now, we are ready to look at the formal definitions of these satanic-type beings.
1) A devil is a fallen angel (a cherub, a seraph, or a teraph), which is often referred to in Scriptures as an “evil spirit.” As far as we know, all fallen angels were part of the original (and only) anti-YHWH, anti-heaven rebellion, which was led by Lucifer/Satan. In Hebrew, fallen teraphim who were the “watchers,” are also known as sayir. The ancient Greeks and Babylonians called them satyrs.
2) A nephal (plural: Nephilim) is the offspring from the mating of a teraph with a woman, as we saw detailed previously in Genesis 6:1-2. However, in Genesis 6:4, please note that the “divine beings” and “sons of God” of various translations are clearly identified as Nephilim in Genesis 6:4:
“The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward, when the sons of the rulers would consort with the daughters of man, who would bear to them. They were the mighty who, from old, were men of devastation.”
As noted above, the literal meaning of the word nephal is “a living abortion” or “to fall to the ground.” Both the pre-Flood and the post-Flood giants that we see in Numbers 13:33, Deuteronomy 3:11, and 2 Samuel 21:22 were the Nephilim. It is important to note here that not all post-Flood Nephilim grew to be giants in size.
Many of the “people” living in Canaan before the Israelites conquered the land were actually Nephilim (remember, as shown above, in Genesis 6:4, they definitely did reappear on the earth after the ﬂood), which helps explain why YHWH commanded the Israelites to utterly obliterate them, as in the ﬂood. Another famous nephal we read about in the Bible is Goliath, whom David defeated with a stone that struck him between the eyeballs. The Nephilim are also referred to in the Bible as “men of renown” or “men of old” (Genesis 6:4, Numbers 16:2).
3) A demon is the disembodied soul of a dead nephal. Demons are often referred to in the Scriptures as “unclean spirits.”
Of these three, we see where devils are by far the most powerful. This is why Yeshua/Jesus made such a clear distinction between devils and demons. By contrast, the demons residing within the Gadarene madman we read about in Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-37 who came out readily even though their numbers were “legion.” Please note here that these demons begged Yeshua not to send them “into the void” but into living things, even though the nearby herd of pigs was their only real choice. Demons always seek to reside inside something living; they will readily choose animals if there are no available humans. Even pigs!
What are Demons?
According to what we read in the book of Enoch, the fallen angels (who are devils) came before the Nephilim. They taught man forbidden things, such as sorcery, the perverted use of medicinal herbs, sexual deviance, and violent warfare. The Nephilim had a desire for bloodshed, as we see detailed in Genesis 6:11-13:
“11 Now the earth had become corrupt before God; and the earth had become filled with robbery. 12 And God saw the earth and behold it was corrupt, for all ﬂesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. 13 God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with robbery through them; and behold, I am about to destroy them from the earth.”
What we see in the English translations of the book of Genesis may not seem completely clear. This is why the Hebrew text along with the book of Enoch helps fill in the crucial details for us. Despite the popular interpretation to the effect that God killed millions of people by bringing on the Flood, He was actually destroying the Nephilim and those in association with them.
Noah and his family were the only human beings left on the earth who were not tainted by the bloodline of the Nephilim nor where they associated with the Nephilim. When YHWH spared Noah and his family from the Flood, He was saving mankind from being totally corrupt and from being totally extinguished from the earth.
We know the story where Noah built an ark and he gathered his family and all those animals on board the Ark. The Flood cleansed the earth of all the genetic impurities that were introduced through the union of devils and the daughters of men. The offspring of the original Nephilim were killed and Satan was checkmated at that point just as YHWH had promised.
Now, all the Nephilim who were living at that time before the Flood were destroyed by the Flood, thus re-purifying the human race by limiting it to the blood descendants of Noah. Regrettably, the bodies of the dead Nephilim were obliterated from the Flood, but their half-devil, half-human souls “lived” on. Thus, these demons still roam the earth, seeking habitation to this day. This is the unavoidable consequences of all that intentional sin and perversion the fallen angels brought upon mankind.
The ancient Hebrews called these souls “unclean spirits” or “demons.” So, these demons are the disembodied souls of Nephilim. And, of course, the receding of the Flood waters did not signal a total end to the physical Nephilim, either. The Bible is very clear in explaining that the Nephilim reestablished themselves after the Flood, by reemerging in the same way as they did before. Once again, here is what Genesis 6:4 says (emphasis added):
“The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward, when the sons of the rulers would consort with the daughters of man, who would bear to them. They were the mighty who, from old, were men of devastation.” (emphasis added)
How do We know where Demons come from?
There are two separate Hebrew words which are used to refer to demons, they are tamunefal and nefsheraa. The first half of these two words is tamunefal (tamu) which means “one who is buried or dead.” A fallen angel, which is a devil, is not able to be buried.
The second half of the word tamunefal (nefal) is the singular for Nephilim, which (as we have just established) are the offspring of sexual unions between fallen angels and women. So, the word tamunefal literally means “a dead nephal.” Some additional meanings are “a hidden abortion, polluted, defiled, an unclean spirit.”
The second word for demons is nefsheraa which is a compound of Nefesh (an animal soul) and raa (evil). The word Nefesh, as it has been explained elsewhere in this study, denotes an animal soul, which all life possesses. So nefsheraa literally means an “evil animal soul” or “the soul of an evil beast.” It can also be translated as “a disembodied soul, deformed, wicked, a hungry soul, an evil soul.”
It is sad to say that the Hebrew words for devil are still sometimes interpreted in our English translations as “demon,” by translators who simply do not know the difference. English versions interchange and they do not differentiate the differences as we have seen above. This is why we still see so much confusion when we read our English translations.
Do not feel sorry for the Nephilim
As noted above, YHWH’s nature is to protect what He values; to shield His own creation from harm. Those who belong to Him who are servants, friends, inheritors and who will eventually become the bride of Yeshua, we must always be grateful for His protection.
At the same time, we know that YHWH takes no pleasure in destroying anything (Ezekiel 33:11). And yet, as the ultimate source of righteousness, He cannot do otherwise with various “powers and principalities” that have arisen to work directly against His creation. Please bear this in mind when you consider what He did, via the flood, to the Nephilim of old. Or, when you remember what He would have done to the Nephilim who lived in the land of Canaan, had the children of Israel fully obeyed Him and destroyed the Nephilim He commanded them to destroy. As a result of the children of Israel not obeying His command to destroy the Nephilim, they are still with us to this day. Remember earlier that it was stated that the Nephilim today are not always seen as giants as of old. There have been reports of people seeing actual giants in different places in the world. This is documents. All one needs to do is do their research.
The Nephilim do not deserve our misplaced pity. Given their nature and their source, they have no capacity whatsoever to become redeemed of YHWH. As Jude 1:19 puts it:
“These are the ones who are [agitators] causing divisions—worldly-minded [secular, unspiritual, carnal, merely sensual—unsaved], devoid of the [Holy] Spirit.” (Amplified Bible [AMP])
In other words, the Nephilim are lower than the animals. Worse yet, these Nephilim are many times more dangerous, wicked, and capable of harming us than any wild beast we might ever encounter. In the book of Isaiah, he calls them “detestable ones” (Isaiah 24:16). In addition, they are completely empty of any spiritual or emotional resemblance to human beings. All humanity has the spark of YHWH dwelling within them; literally, we are YHWH-breathed. Thus, it is a complete contradiction of terms if we try to apply “human” attributes to the Nephilim.
The Nephilim are not extinct
We would like to report that “living” nephilim are entirely creatures of the distant past — that maybe a few new ones were born after the Flood, but that the Israelites wiped them all out when they conquered Canaan and they’ve never been reproduced since § then. But of course, we can’t certify any such thing. Consider just a few clues . . .
When different ones in the B’rit Hadashah, the New Testament, talked about “false prophets” they were using various Hebraic idiomatic terms that referred directly back to earlier terms for the Nephilim. For example: “men of old” and “men of renown.” These expressions where mentioned earlier. It is obvious that the Nephilim were still around in days of the New Testament writers. Consider what Yeshua/Jesus tells us in 2 Peter 2:12-19:
“12 But these [false teachers], like unreasoning animals, [mere] creatures of instinct, born to be captured and destroyed, reviling things they do not understand, will also perish in their own corruption [in their destroying they will be destroyed], 13 suffering wrong [destined for punishment] as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a delight to revel in the daytime [living luxuriously]. They are stains and blemishes [on mankind], reveling in their deceptions even as they feast with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery, constantly looking for sin, enticing and luring away unstable souls. Having hearts trained in greed, [they are] children of a curse. 15 Abandoning the straight road [that is, the right way to live], they have gone astray; they have followed the way of [the false teacher] Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the reward of wickedness; 16 but he was rebuked for his own transgression: a mute donkey spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
17 These [false teachers] are springs without water and mists driven by a tempest, for whom is reserved the gloom of black darkness. 18 For uttering arrogant words of vanity [pompous words disguised to sound scholarly or profound, but meaning nothing and containing no spiritual truth], they beguile and lure using lustful desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error. 19 They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity—for by whatever anyone is defeated and overcome, to that [person, thing, philosophy, or concept] he is continually enslaved.” (Amplified Bible [AMP])
The NIV translation renders the last three verses of the above (17-19) as follows:
“17 These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. 18 For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” ” (emphasis added)
I encourage you to re-read the book of Jude, which essentially contains all these same warnings. In talking about the outward signs of His return Yeshua said, in Luke 17:26-27:
“26 And just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the time of [the second coming of] the Son of Man: 27 the people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, [they were indifferent to God] until the day that Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
(Amplified Bible [AMP], emphasis added)
So, what is so unique about that verse?
We have to ask ourself, “When has there ever been a time when people did not eat, drink or marry?” How can activities which have gone on since the creation, be a sign that will tip us off to the return of Yeshua?
Well, the words from which the translators got “they” were the Hebrew Words baal (devils) nashim (women), which means “devils/idols” and “women.” In other words, this passage is saying that, “as it was in the days of Noah when ‘devils and women’ were given in marriage, etc., etc.” As we can see here, it helps when we take the time to dig to learn what the Scriptures is really telling us. Yes, it takes time but do you not see the value in studying His Absolute Written Word?
When we dig a little bit, this makes far more contextual sense. Yeshua is saying that one sign of the end times will be the clear spectacle of fallen angels, giving and taking in marriage and once more producing Nephilim. And in effect, YHWH is saying that He is simply not going to put up with such abominations. He did not put up with it in ancient times and He is not going to put up with it in the end times, either. On the contrary, He is coming back to end it once and for all.
We see this further supported by Daniel 2:43-44:
“43 And as you saw the iron mixed with common clay, so they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not merge [for such diverse things or ideologies cannot unite], even as iron does not mix with clay. 44 In the days of those [final ten] kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will its sovereignty be left for another people; but it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it will stand forever.” (Amplified Bible [AMP], emphasis added)
We see here where Daniel talks about the statue Nebuchadnezzar saw in his vision, and Daniel refers to the four evil kingdoms being represented by gold, silver, bronze, and the feet that were made of iron mixed with clay.
This statue is a representation of the last four kingdoms that will rule the Earth, starting with Nebuchadnezzar. Others have already interpreted much of this passage correctly; the first three metals refer to Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. The feet represent the final kingdom that will be governed by the Beast which we refer to as the antichrist.
But Daniel is saying something else here. Something that is too oftened missed. According to Hebraic symbology, clay is the sign for man. Indeed, the word “Adamah” (whence comes the name “Adam;” thus, within the first man’s name is a direct reference to where he came from) literally it means “soil,” and iron is the sign for angels operating on the earth. Therefore, within the Kingdom of the Beast, Daniel is prophesying that there will once again be a blending between man and devils.
In other words, just as Yeshua said in Luke 17:26-27, this familiar passage from Daniel, written long before Yeshua came the first time, is prophesying for us that the teraphim will be having sexual intercourse and thus producing offspring as they did in the days of Noah, just before Yeshua comes back for the final time.
So, does this mean that we will be seeing the Nephilim in the end times? Yes, it does! But does this mean that we will be seeing giants? Not necessarily. Remember what was said earlier that the Nephilim we are likely to see will be much more normal in appearance than the giants of the pre- and immediate post-Flood eras. The Nephilim most likely to be present at the end times will be a type that does not take on giant proportions.
What is the Nephilim’s Agenda?
If devils are Scripturally defined as “fallen angels,” as we have shown earlier in this study who can take on human appearance, and demons are the disembodied souls of the physical offspring (Nephilim) of devils and humans, then what can we know or infer about each of their separate agendas? For example, how should our understanding affect the way we deal with these beings when we are casting out or discerning spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10)?
First, we know that the disembodied Nephilim are striving for their lost humanity. We remember for example the Gadarene madman. Whenever a manifestation such as that occurs, as described in Matthew Chapter 5, we are talking about a demonic presence. Nephilim feed on the sensations of humans. Demons want to feel our fear, our hate, our pain, our lust, or any other human emotion.
They control their host to create intense painful or pleasurable sensations. It does not matter which one they are tapping into. Demons just want to feed on the sensory stimulation to feel “human” again. These foul creatures are the fragmented remains of something that was once partially human. All true humanity has authority over these demons, but in the name of Yeshua only. These demons use fear and intimidation to try to convince us otherwise, but we must not be fooled by them.
What about the Devils?
Demons want to feed on human experience regardless of the cost to the host involved. It is believed that devils want more than demons. If we think about it logically, devils want your identity because it is YHWH Who gave mankind authority to rule over the earth. These devils are, by nature, territorial and they refuse to share their possessions with any other devils. They do not mind sharing a person with a host of demons. Demons do not care about a person’s identity like devils who crave the identity of people.
When you exercise authority and eliminate demonic influence, you may very well attract the attention of more dangerous beings. The presence of a devil is indicated when your purpose, identity, vision and authority come under assault. Even Yeshua experienced this type of encounter as Satan began his attack with the words: “you are the Son of God” (Matthew 4:3).
Please be careful and not arrogant if you choose to confront any supernatural entity unless you fall when you think you are standing. Demons and Devils are real. Do not take them lightly. When dealing with devils, it requires you to have prayerful lifestyle and of fasting to establish authority in submission to Almighty YHWH (Matthew 17:14-21). Even the archangel Michael did not rebuke Satan directly as we see in Jude 9. He petitioned YHWH to deal with him: “The Lord rebuke you.”
The battles in the Garden and at the Flood were won by YHWH. The strategies of Satan were deterred and YHWH’s plan for mankind continues. All believers in Yeshua/Jesus are both the inheritors and the instruments of that His plan as long as we maintain a close relationship with YHWH, through the covenants, and we do as He has given us His instructions written in the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy).
Devils are fallen angels — teraphim, seraphim, or cherubim.
Teraphim are the lowest order of angels. They can take human form and interbreed with women.
The offspring of a teraphim and a woman is called a nephal (plural: Nephilim).
Demons were not created by YHWH; they are the disembodied souls of dead Nephilim.
Therefore, devils and demons are not the same thing! And in their present forms, neither one was created by YHWH. They both result from a rebellion among the heavenly host that YHWH never intended. They each have separate agendas. And, when we encounter them, we must deal with them differently.
Most importantly, devils and demons have not gone away. They are not just part of the ancient past. They are with us now and they will be with us in horrid abundance during the end times. In the second volume in this series we will deal with this subject again; for now, forewarned is forearmed.
 Gesenius’s Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon, pg. 413.  Gesenius’s Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon, pgs. 795-796.  Gesenius’s Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon, pg. 875.  Ibid., pg. 625.  Johannes Wilbert and Karin Simoneau, Folk Literature of the Tehuelche Indians (Los Angeles: UCLA, 1984), pg. 104.  The Tanakh, the Holy Scriptures (New York: Jewish Publication Society, 1988, pg. 10.  Some commentators believe that verses 11-15 of the seventh chapter of the book of Enoch which is reproduced above is out of sequence. They believe this actually belongs between verses 8 and 9 of chapter 8.o  Online Book of Enoch: http://wesley.nnu.edu/index.php?id=2126  The Stone Edition of the Tanach.  The Stone Edition of the Tanach.  The Stone Edition of the Tanach. NOTE: The Book of Enoch text referenced in Table B (which is not included here but it is in the downloadable PDF file - link below) is from the translation from Ethiopic text by Richard Laurence, London, 1883. The New Testament text referenced in Table B is from the King James Version (KJV).
I hope this study on demons and devils has shed some light on the differences between the two. As we can seen by the evidence that has been presented that the demons and devils are not one and the same being as some teach them to be. When we take the time to dig some, we can learn more about what the Bible is really teaching us. Sometimes, we have to reach out and check out some of the other ancient text that the ancient Hebrew people read, studied and used to get a better understanding on some of the text we read in the Bible. Continue to test all things and may Almighty YHWH bless all who study His Absolute Written Word.
I am One Crying In The Wilderness!
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A PSALM FOR THIS GENERATION
AND AN EPISTLE (PERSONAL LETTER) TO YOU AND ME
October 21, 2020
Psalm 101 – 103 Philippians 1 – 4
Psalm 102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come:
and the people which shall be created shall praise YeHoVaH.
“to come” ??
“to come” is translated from Hebrew and is defined by Strong’s lexicon as:
From H309; hinder; generally late or last; specifically (as facing the east) western: - after (-ward), to come, following, hind (-er, -ermost, -most), last, latter, rereward, ut(ter)most. [could this be NOW?!]
Apostle Paul echoes (to be sure we are hearing):
Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men.
Adonoy YESHUA Mashiyach is at hand. [could this be NOW?!]
Do you and I have “eternal” LIFE or just life from-now-on? Let’s listen:
Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of YHVH [our “eternal” FATHER] is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear HIM, and HIS righteousness unto children's children; [how could it be upon us from everlasting if we were not there? Of course, our temporary flesh was not there; but, our “eternal/everlasting” Spirit most certainly was and we turned from HIM and died, as the prodigal son in Luke 15 — that’s precisely why we are here — to Repent, Reconcile, & Return (the 3 Rs) AND]
Psalm 103:18 To such as keep HIS Covenant, and to those that remember HIS Commandments to do them.
“Grace unto you”? What, pray tell, meaneth “Grace”?
Philippians 1:2 Grace [?] be unto you, and peace [shalom], from YeHoVaH our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ [ELohim Yeshua Mashiyach].
Grace, in my English Bible was translated from the Greek khar'-ece:
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart [as Shavuot/Pentecost when flaming tongs of fire gave the Commandments on Mt Sinai and on the same calendar day burned them into our New Testament Believer's hearts on Mt Moriah? Absolutely :o))], and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): - acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).
So, is it possible that our Apostle Paul is saying to us:
Philippians 1:2 divine influence be unto you, upon the heart, and peace [shalom], from YeHoVaH our Father [Who never changes], and from the Lord Jesus Christ [ELohim Yeshua Mashiyach].
Here’s why I think so:
Psalm 102:12 But Thou, O YHVH, shalt endure for ever; and Thy remembrance unto all generations.
I am a “generation.” How about you? And what about our “remembrance,” what are we to remember? If we read on, ABBA tells us:
Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of YeHoVaH is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
Psalm 103:18 To such as keep HIS Covenant, and to those that remember HIS Commandments to do them.
And we get that Ecumenical/Universal Bovine Scatology that we should not judge :o/
But, our Apostle Paul is telling us:
Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; [?]
We can't even buy a decent head of lettuce without passing judgement, right? and how else can we discern false doctrine that is running rampant in this akh-ar-one' generation if we do not exercise righteous “judgment”? In the words of Red Neckerson:
GIVE ME A BREAK.
ABBA loves us and is telling us how to select LIFE and LIFE to the fullest, in HIS TORAH/Instructions — given to all the world via HIS WIFE Israel. HalleluYAH!!!
YHVH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. Amen.
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REWIND – INSTANT REPLAY
October 22, 2020
Psalm 104 – 105 Colossians 1 – 4
Psalm 104:1 Bless YHVH, O my soul. O YHVH my ELohim, Thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Psalm 104:2 Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment: Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Psalm 104:3 Who layeth the beams of HIS chambers in the waters: Who maketh the clouds HIS chariot: Who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
As this Psalm begins with a recapitulation of CREATION, building toward crescendo with:
Psalm 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth,
that it should not be removed for ever.
And declaring the end from the beginning (as stated in Isaiah 46:8 – 10) regarding HIM:
Psalm 104:13 HE watereth the hills from HIS chambers:
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Thy works.
Our Prophet Ezekiel carries this ball to the goal post by saying:
Ezekiel 47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house [on Mt Moriah]; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward [toward the Dead Sea]: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
And as this Water of LIFE flowed from the throne of ELohim, first ankle deep, then up to the knees, then up to the loins, then too deep to swim across as this pure water of LIFE filled the Dead Sea (the WORLD!) until the salt (sin) water was pure enough for LIFE:
Ezekiel 47:8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters [nations (plural, more as 70!)] shall be healed.
Ezekiel 47:9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish [in the formerly DEAD Sea = Earth], because these waters [nations] shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river [Gospel of TORAH] cometh [to the spiritually dead people of the world].
And, Psalm 105 dashes headlong into how this will happen with the recapitulation of WHO ABBA actually IS:
Psalm 105:7 He is YeHoVaH our ELohim: HIS judgments are in all the earth.
And, ABBA’s Messenger to ALL the earth is Israel, beginning with:
Psalm 105:8 HE hath remembered HIS Covenant for ever, the WORD which HE commanded to a thousand generations.
Psalm 105:9 Which Covenant HE made with Abraham, and HIS oath unto Isaac;
Psalm 105:10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law [H2706 appointment of time], and to Israel [and all of us who are “graffed in among them” according to Romans chapter 11:13-21] for an everlasting Covenant:
And ABBA’s torch is being relayed to another messenger, even to ALL the earth:
Psalm 105:17 HE sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
Psalm 105:26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom HE had chosen....
Psalm 105:45 That they [all the earth, including you and me] might observe HIS Statutes, and keep his Laws [H8451]. Praise ye YAH.
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch: - law.
And our BIG Brother, YESHUA ha Mashiyach = Jesus the Christ, rewinds & replays this
as HE is virtually S-C-R-E-A-M-I-N-G at us for the final time:
John 5:46 For had ye [stiffnecked rebelious “workers of iniquity” = Lawlessness = without TORAH, if ye had] believed Moses, ye would have believed ME: for he wrote of ME.
John 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe MY WORDs?
Kicking in the afterburner, our JATO assist is blasting flaming tongues of FIRE:
Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in Heaven, whereof ye heard before in The WORD of the Truth [“TRUTH” is the writings of Moses, the TORAH, according to Psalm 119:142 which says: “Psalm 119:142 THY righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and THY Law [“Law” = H8451 = TORAH] is The TRUTH.”] of the gospel;
Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you [and unto me], as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace [what does “grace” mean? Answer: G5485] of ELohim in TRUTH [= TORAH, our Instructions for LIFE and LIFE to the FULLEST!]:
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the LIFE; including gratitude): - acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), [which rewards us with] joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).
The four short chapters of Colossians is one short letter from our Apostle Paul to each of us who are “saints and faithful” Siblings in YESHUA our Messiah, according to HIS Instructions for LIFE, namely TORAH = the good news for righteous society wherein ALL are safe and prosperous — written for ALL generations for ALL eternity. O! How S-W-E-E-E-E-T it is!!!
O! BTW — don’t let those “stiffnecked rebellious workers of TORAHlessness” tell you that ABBA’s Instructions of remembering HIS appointed times (moadim) are done away with according to:
Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat [which is on ABBA’s menu — bats, rats, cats, dogs, frogs, hogs are not on HIS menu!], or in drink, or in respect of an holyday [not holiday but ABBA’s Holy Day (Moade) appointed time according to Genesis 1:14 “season” H4150], or of the new moon, [of which, had I continued listening to those religious hirelings who preach that ABBA’s appointed times were nailed to the cross, I would have missed Sukkot 2020, The Rehearsal for the SHOUT of The BRIDEGROOM, which this year, amazingly, began on the Sabbath and ended on the Sabbath] or of the Sabbath days:
“Let NO man” keep you from The LORD’s appointed times:
Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of [AWEsome] things to come [soon to a city near you :o))]; but the body [those who are HIS ] is of Mashiyach [Christ].
The GOOD NEWS is: Those who do not want to honor our Creator’s appointed times won’t have to!! They won’t be at HIS Feast, as they hear, from the mouth of JESUS:
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from ME,
ye that work iniquity [TORAH-less-ness].
But, for the few who want to be with HIM, enough to rehearse HIS ingathering
(Exodus 23:15 and Exodus 34:22):
YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. Amen.
Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!
October 23, 2020
Psalm 106 First Thessalonians 1 - 5
O! The grandeur of the PSALM! Psalm 106 pulls in the recoil of many detonations!! O!!! The “flower children” of the 60s — and the majority of this day — they only see the green pastures of the 23rd Psalm — with no awareness of the
around our CREATOR’s safe place. “Blessed are...” is the warm fuzzy of modern religion that keeps saying, “judge not;” and yet — here we are in the sweet PSALM:
Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment,
and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
We can’t even play ping pong without a paddle; and believe you me, in this global game of table tennis — Israel has been paddled many times!!!!!!!! New Agers try to tell me that my “eternal” Heavenly FATHER is a divorcee and I object your Honor! one of the only passages they have to stand on is:
Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
but, let’s read it all:
Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith YHVH; for
I am married unto you:
and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
Have you ever noticed that the WORD, “backsliding,” is NEVER used in the New Testament? Hummm... interesting... Selah... Muse.
Did YHVH divorce Israel at the golden calf incident? NAY! Moses, the forerunner of our Messiah stood in the gap as Israel’s intercessor:
Psalm 106:23 Therefore HE [YHVH] said that HE would destroy them, had not Moses HIS chosen stood before HIM in the breach, to turn away HIS wrath, lest HE should destroy them.
Wheeeooo — we can wipe the sweat from our brow — they committed adultery; BUT, they are still married.
RUH-ROH, here we go again:
Psalm 106:28-29 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked HIM [YHVH] to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them [paddle-paddle, ping pong, over the net and BACK AGAIN].
HalleluYAH! Here comes another “intercessor” to save ABBAs/Israels marriage:
Psalm 106:30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
RUH-ROH — RUH-ROH, like a CUCKCOO clock, here’s another hour:
Psalm 106:32 They angered YHVH also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
CUCKCOO – CUCKCOO and another hour (still married :o)):
O! BOY!! This is gonna leave a scar :o/
Psalm 106:34-35 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom YHVH commanded them: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
Can you hear the echo of Samuel as he is saying to King Saul,
“What’s this bleating I hear?” (1 Samuel 15:14)
That “bleating” of circa 1080 BC is now the explosion of ROCKETS being launched from those same three places!!! The Golan Heights, the West Bank, and Gaza!!! PING-PONG and another PADDLING and I see no sign of divorce yet as ABBA IS saying:
Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did HE [YHVH] deliver them [Israel, HIS Wife]; but they provoked HIM with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. Nevertheless HE regarded their affliction, when HE heard their cry: And HE remembered for them HIS Covenant, and repented [ABBA “repented” regarding any thought of divorce] according to the multitude of HIS mercies.
And here’s their bomb shelter to THIS DAY:
Psalm 106:48 Blessed be YHVH ELohim [Husband] of Israel from everlasting to everlasting [this is the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary definition of “eternal”]: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye YeHoVaH.
OK, so like, If YHVH is still married to HIS Wife Israel, who is the Bride of HIS/Their SON and who will be the “guests” at YESHUA’s Wedding? (as stated in Matthew 22:10)
Matthew 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding [of The KING’s SON] was furnished with guests.
Matthew 22:11 And when the king [YHVH] came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: [RUH-ROH! This could be curtains! Because, in the NEW Testament there is NO mention of “backsliding” as stated in Hebrews 6:4]
Hebrews 6:4-5 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of YHVH, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
The days of backsliding are no longer an option. The RE-newed Covenant is for Israel to Renew her wedding Vows and for the rest of the 70 nations to vow for the first time in marriage to the SON — with NO ONE ever turning away and whoring around ever again!
Pure and clean is NOW the order of the day :o)))
If you’re still with me, please ponder this postulate:
Abraham is virtually symbolic of our FATHER YHVH, right? Abraham was married to Sarah, right?? Their son of “promise” was Isaac, right??? OK, so like... Abraham sent his servant, to find a bride for his son Isaac, but the name of this servant is not revealed during this search; and yet, we know his name from before Isaac was born:
Genesis 15:2 And Abram said, Adonoy YeHoVee, what wilt Thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
What does “Eliezer” mean? Lookie:
From H410 and H5828; God of help [Holy Spirit?]; Eliezer, ...
Shortened from H352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): - God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in “-el.”
From H5826; aid [Holy Spirit??]: - help.
A primitive root; to surround [Holy Spirit???], that is, protect or aid [Holy Spirit??? I’m just asking, because]: - help, succour.
When Abraham sent Eliezer to find a wife (who ultimately was Rebecca) for Isaac, Eliezer is nameless. We often hear;
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [but, what is the NAME of the Holy Ghost?]
In Genesis 24, Abraham sent his servant (who now is nameless) in search for Isaac’s wife-to-be, even as the Holy Spirit is now seeking a Wife for ABBA’s Son. You tell me, what is the name of the Holy Spirit? Is it possible, that since Shavuot/Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came down upon Mt Moriah, bearing "gifts," that this nameless helper, aid, mighty, strength — came seeking a wife for ABBA’s Son and that the name of the Holy Spirit is Eliezer??? Again, this is merely my postulate and I would not dare build doctrine on my feeble thinking; and yet, The mother of the bridegroom is never the bride; but at the WEDDING of all weddings, the Mother (Israel) of the Bridegroom (Yeshua) is the GUEST of HONOR with the BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE!!!
And the search is on! as Apostle Paul is chiming in, to us of these 70 nations:
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, Brethren,
ye have no need that I write unto you.
Why does Paul NOT need to explain the “times and seasons”?
We ALREADY KNOW!!
IF we read the beginning of the book and know that “seasons” are:
SEASONS (as in Genesis 1:14) H4150
מועדה מעד מועד
mô‛êd mô‛êd mô‛âdâh
mo-ade', mo-ade', mo-aw-daw'
From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); ....
Apostle Paul expects us to KNOW the Scriptures, which were the TaNaKh, when he wrote First Thessalonians! The Holy Spirit has come bearing gifts, even as Eliezer went bearing gifts. The Holy Spirit is nameless, even as Eliezer was nameless at Bethuel’s and Laban’s house. Reuniting the houses of Judah with the lost tribes of Israel were our Messiah’s first advent, while the second advent will be the taking of HIS Bride to the house of HIS mother — ISRAEL, when in Her tent/Tabernacle the Son will consummate HIS marriage (not with HIS Mother, but) with HIS own Bride, when we of the 70 nations become “IN-LAWs”!!! HalleluYAH!!!
Look up and keep an eye on the “signs” (H226 of Genesis 1:14, signals, beacons) in the sun, moon, and stars AND attend HIS “seasons” (H4150 also of Genesis 1:14, appointments, fixed times, festivals of YAH!)
“Behold Israel after the flesh” (1st Corinthians 10:18)! Why, pray tell, did Paul tell us to do this? The time is now. Many “virgins” are playing switch (sucking one thumb while sitting on the other, waiting for someone to say, “SWITCH!”) and the door will slam shut and they will never attend The WEDDING :o/
O! By The Way, at Sukkot, one of the speakers made a very profound statement (if I may paraphrase)
“Miracles never happen when we seem to have a handle on things. Miracles only happen when things are totally out of our control and it is FAR too BIG for us to even imagine a possible good outcome. When only the POWER of ELohim can do it — that’s when miracles happen”
This is precisely what we are at the brink of; but as the Duke John Wayne used to say, “Take heart little Pilgrim.”
YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. Amen.
And as the sun sets this evening, Shabbat shalom,
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Wide Is The Gate 2 (5 of 5) The Emerging New Christianity: Biblical Christianity
In Volume Two, Caryl Matrisciana covers these topics:
Youth Movements & The Social Gospel
Contemplative Mystical Movement
Volume 2 Guests include: Caryl Matrisciana, Eric Barger, Jason Carlson, Mike Gendron, Sarah Leslie, Jan Markell, Tom McMahon, Johanna Michaelsen, Brenda Nickel, Roger Oakland, Chris Quintana, Warren Smith, Paul Wilkinson, and Ray Yungen. This eye-opening production contains information vital to the defense of biblical Christianity. Picking up where Volume 1 left off, this powerful series uses exclusive interviews with well-known authors and experts to examine the intrusion of the 60's and 70's New Age Movement into the professing church. Viewers will see how pagan eastern mysticism has morphed over the last four decades—from its repackaging as the "self help" psychology and holistic health movements of the 80s, to its seeker friendly, megachurch appearance in the 90s, to its coming out in the 21st century as "the new spirituality." Today's new brand of Christianity has a different gospel and is targeting the younger generation with a so-called hip, cool, experiential spirituality, much of which is embracing the mysticism of Roman Catholicism with its ecumenical philosophy of uniting people from all faiths to work together to bring about a new world of peace and harmony around the souls of unsuspecting youth. Learn what Scripture teaches about the times we live in, the ways in which Christians are being seduced away from biblical Truth, and the methods used by the New Spirituality to usher in the counterfeit kingdom of God on earth. Wide Is The Gate: The Emerging New Christianity DVD Volumes 1, 2 & 3 are available at: https://shop.wideisthegate.com/collec...
1 Enoch, more popularly known as the Book of Enoch, is quite a popular extra-biblical book. But there is a questionable statement naming Enoch as a messianic figure known as the Son of Man in chapter 71. We look at this debate and the implications it may have on how much authority we should give the Book of Enoch.
Welcome to the Kingdom War Room. Each month, we will conduct a Kingdom War Room discussion with key leaders in the Body of Christ that will deal with strategic issues regarding end-time prophecy and challenges that the Remnant is facing worldwide. In this discussion, we have:
Host - Dr. Michael Lake, representing the Kingdom Intelligence Briefing and Biblical Life TV. www.kingdomintelligencebriefing.com
Co-Host -Dr. Michael Spaulding, who is the teaching pastor of Calvary Chapel of Lima, OH, the author of Make the Preaching Great Again and ten other outstanding books, and the host of Soaring Eagle Radio and Dr. Mike Live. Mike’s website is www.drmikespaulding.com
Note: For this episode, we are having to upload the raw video. For some unknown reason, every time we process it through Final Cut Pro to add the nice video “window dressing,” the resulting rendered file loses audio after about five minutes.
In his new book, Upside Down in America, Dr. Mike Spaulding proclaims: The America I knew is dead. In the 1960s, our nation was still a shining beacon on a hill despite the many trials we faced. While the eyes and minds of the country were focused on Southeast Asia, our enemies were busy infiltrating our schools, civic organizations, churches, and government – at every level.
What must we do to turn America around? We must reclaim our right and responsibility to guide this nation by the principles of true biblical Christianity. The Founding Fathers bequeathed a nation to their progeny that would only survive as long as its citizens recognized God’s moral law for every aspect of our shared lives. This is not advocacy for a theocracy, but advocacy for a return to founding principles in our homes, churches, and government.
Bible Study: First Love (Part One)
By the time the apostle John recorded Jesus Christ’s letter to the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7), more than sixty years had passed since the inception of the church of God. The sprawling city of Ephesus prospered as the commercial center of the ancient world and a focal point for pagan worship. The physically imposing Temple of Diana towered over the city’s landscape, influencing and encouraging the evil practice of magic.
Amid this vital, bustling, and sinful metropolis, the Ephesian church was born. Despite its carnal surroundings, the nascent church endeavored to be doctrinally faithful to its divine Founder, striving to resist the influence of Satan and his false teachers (Revelation 2:1-3). However, in His letter to the Ephesians, Christ rebuked them, declaring, “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love” (Revelation 2:4; emphasis ours throughout).
What does Christ mean by “first love”? What motivates His admonition?
1. Does the Bible define “first love”? Revelation 2:4.
Comment: While Scripture does not explicitly define “first love,” we can infer much from other statements in God’s Word. The apostle John uses the Greek words protos agape in Revelation 2:4, which translates as the “foremost (first) love.” In Matthew 22:36-38, Christ declares that the “first and great commandment” is, essentially, to love God unconditionally (Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12). In effect, Jesus asserts that our unconditional love for God is our first and foremost responsibility, enabling us to love the law and each other (I John 4:7, 21; 5:2-3). As an example of this, upon receiving the Holy Spirit on the Pentecost following His ascension, the new recipients’ first experience an enthusiastic love for God, along with unconditional love for one another (Acts 2:41-47; 4:31-35).
2. What happened to the Ephesian church’s spiritual condition that made Christ’s reprimand necessary? Acts 20:28-31.
Comment: Around AD 56, the apostle Paul prophesied that upon his departure, false teachers would infiltrate the Ephesian fellowship to lead them astray, and men from among the congregation would also rise up to corrupt the divinely established doctrinal truths (see also Ephesians 5:6-7). Although the Ephesians deserved praise for their dedication to Christ (Ephesians 1:15), Paul feared they would neglect their duty to love one another. Soon after his exit, his dire prediction came true. Disputes arose, leading to division. Many drifted away, and the loving fellowship of earlier years began to wane (I Timothy 1:18-20; 4:1-3). Paul ordered Timothy to remain in Ephesus to combat these very problems (I Timothy 1:3-7), emphasizing that it was necessary to promote “love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,” from which many in the early church had strayed (Galatians 1:6-7).
Comment: Declining spirituality was an all-too-common condition found in many of the churches of this period. In his epistle to the Galatians, Paul reveals his concern that not enough emphasis was being placed on love and devotion, as they were “attempt[ing] to be justified by law” (Galatians 5:4). Recognizing their obsession with the letter of the law, Paul encourages them instead to fulfill the spirit of the law by showing love, gentleness, and empathy, while refusing to “grow weary while doing good” (Galatians 5:13-14; 6:1-2, 9-10). Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church points out diminishing faith along with growing strife and division (I Corinthians 3:2-3; 11:18). The author of Hebrews also admonishes church members of that time that they are drifting away from and neglecting their salvation (Hebrews 2:1, 3). Along with His admonition to the Ephesian church in Revelation 2, Christ also warns the churches at Sardis and Laodicea about their dangerously faltering faith (Revelation 3:1, 15-17), for when our faith falters, our first love soon follows.
In Part Two next week, we will explore Christ’s prescription to the Ephesians to restore a healthy spiritual condition.
WHO OR WHAT is CHAOSKAMPF and the "GIANT LIVING CREATURES" in heaven? Will we see them SOON!?
Archaeology proves the link between chaos and the prophesied Beast with seven heads.
Chaos is not just a state of disorder, it is a spirit being believed by the pagans of ancient Mesopotamia to be a seven-headed dragon called Tiamat, Bashmu, Yamm and, in the Bible, Leviathan. The battle between a warrior-god and Chaos that led to the creation of the world is called by scholars the Chaoskampf.
In scripture, the war is over by Genesis 1:2. But it is no coincidence that the beast from the sea in Revelation 13 is likewise described as a seven-headed chimera, which is exactly how dragons were depicted in the ancient world.
We’ve learned a bit about the original rebel: the entity called Chaos. And we’ve considered how this might also be connected to the Titans of old. Now, let’s dig a bit deeper into Prisoner Zero’s ultimate end.
For now, even as a prisoner, Chaos exerts an evil influence upon all creatures, both in our physical world and in the spirit realm. Prisoner Zero’s evil may have inspired the second rebellion, which occurred in a very special garden.
Did you know that Eden was the original holy mountain of God? Yes, Eden was a garden, but it was a garden set upon a mountain. We learn this from Ezekiel 28:
You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.” (Ezekiel 28:14–16)
Eden was more than just a garden. More than a paradise. It was the where the divine council met, the “seat of the gods” on “the mountain of God.” Adam and Eve were there, and they served alongside the “elder brothers”—or elohim—as members of the Lord’s divine council.
It was in Eden that the Enemy first employed a PSYOP (psychological operation). And these PSYOPs have formed a major component in the enemy’s arsenal ever since. In this case: “You will be as gods.”
Of course, that was a bald-faced lie. Instead of achieving godhood, Adam and Eve lost their immortality, died spiritually, got kicked out of their home (the garden), were expelled from the divine council, and were evicted from the holy mountain.
All because they listened and believed a serpent’s lie.
We’ve already discussed the first rebel, Chaos; but who is this second enemy? Who is the serpent in the garden?
The name “Satan” means “accuser,” and it’s written ha-shaitan in the Old Testament. It is not a personal name, but a job title—the satan. Ha-shaitan means “the accuser” or “the adversary.” Think of it as performing the office of prosecuting attorney—the one who accuses the defendant of a crime.
Despite any prejudicial slants regarding God, most scholars agree that human civilization emerged in the Fertile Crescent, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, around 10,000 BC. (We’re using dates that are generally accepted by a consensus of scholars so we don’t get bogged down arguing about the timeline.) Agriculture, cities, writing, trade, science, and organized religion all developed in a broad arc that stretched from Egypt through the Levant and down into Mesopotamia.
Curiously, the evidence uncovered thus far supports the idea that Adam and Eve, and later Cain, traveled east of Eden to begin their lives. (Note: We place the Garden of Eden in the vicinity of Jerusalem.) As such, the first evidence of civilization appears at Sumer, today’s southeastern Iraq, where it seems to have emerged fully formed with no preliminary steps.
A few scholars speculate that earlier attempts to organize what we call “civilization” lie at the bottom of the Persian Gulf. The theory goes that Eden, from which all humans came, stood in the “Gulf Oasis,” a lush valley watered by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, as well as the Karun River from Iran and the Wadi Batin from Saudi Arabia. The Persian Gulf rose rapidly between 6000 and 5000 BC, during the Neolithic Wet Phase, and as the Gulf moved northward, people moved ahead of it, leaving the evidence of their earlier settlements hidden beneath the gulf’s waves.
Mount Hermon is the highest, most majestic peak in the Levant. At 9,200 feet above sea level, it dominates the Golan Heights on the border between Israel and Syria, anchoring the southern end of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains. It has been considered sacred for most of human history.
Mount Hermon was a holy site as far back as the Old Babylonian period—the time of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, nearly two millennia before Christ, and maybe even earlier. In the Old Babylonian version of the Gilgamesh epic, which dates to the eighteenth century BC (roughly the time of Jacob and Joseph), “Hermon and Lebanon” were called “the secret dwelling of the Anunnaki.” The Ninevite version of the poem, written about six hundred years later, describes the monster slain by Gilgamesh, Humbaba (or Huwawa), as the guardian of “the abode of the gods.”
Cylinder seal (c. 2300 BC) depicting three of the Anunnaki: Inanna, Utu (cutting his way through the mountains), and Enki, lord of the abzu (“abyss”). Click to enlarge.
The Anunnaki were the seven chief gods of the Sumerian pantheon: Anu, the sky-god; Enlil, king of the gods; Enki, god of the earth; Ninhursag, mother goddess of the mountains; Inanna (Babylonian Ishtar), goddess of sex and war; Nanna (Sîn in Babylon), the moon-god; and Utu (Shamash), the sun-god. They are mentioned in texts found in what is today southeastern Iraq that date back to the twenty-seventh century BC. So, it’s possible that the more recent versions of the Gilgamesh story from Babylon and Nineveh remember more ancient traditions.The name “Hermon” appears to be based on a root word that means “taboo,” similar to the Hebrew word kherem, or “devoted to destruction.” The word is often translated into English as “under the ban.”
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ZEPHANIAH SAYS BAAL (B'ALLAH) IS WORSHIPPED UNTIL THE VERY DAY OF THE LORD
Erdogan Prays to Baal in Another Christian Church
God Sends an Immediate Earthquake Upon Turkey Today
When Will They Worship the True God?
Today two major events occurred in Turkey--the land that will give rise to Gog. Erdogan ordered authorities to cover images of Jesus Christ and mosaics in the monastery of Christ the Savior in Chora, as he led the first Islamic prayer service there to honor Baal (B'Allah). This ancient building which was recently converted into a mosque at the instigation of President Erdogan. God responded with an earthquake today. Listen to the warnings from Jesus. Worship Jesus.
WHO IS BAAL?
Baal is also called Bel. It was originally pronounced B'Allah. Baal (Allah of the Qur'an) is the beast of Revelation (Revelation chapter 13), Bel of Babylon punished (Jeremiah chapter 51), seeking to be God and sent down to Sheol (Isaiah chapter 14), the wicked woman trapped in the basket with the lead cover (Zechariah chapter 5), the Man of Lawlessness "restrained and held back" at the time of Christ on earth (2 Thessalonians chapter 2), later released from the Abyss (Revelation chapters 8, 9 and 13), entered the heavenly temple of God (2 Thessalonians chapter 2), proclaiming himself God to cause a war in heaven (Revelation chapter 12), kills God's two witnesses (Revelation chapter 11), revealed to Mohammad (Revelation chapter 13), and actively worshipped until the very Day of the Lord (Zephaniah chapter 1).
Jesus Gives a Strong Warning: Avoid the Islamic Mark and Islamic Image of Worship to a False God
The Bible strongly warns us to avoid an image and a mark that represent worship to a false god instead of Jesus. The MARK is the Islamic Shahada statement of faith to Allah, and the IMAGE is the Kaaba in Mecca to pray to a false god. This message is about the truth of Jesus. If you are a Muslim the truth of Jesus is different from what you were taught, but you must know the truth. The Bible and the Islamic Koran have opposite facts. The Bible says Jesus is the Son of God. The Islamic Koran says Jesus is not God, but just a prophet. The Bible says Jesus was crucified for our sins and rose to life on the third day. Muslims are taught this did not happen. The Bible says the only path to God and eternal life is through Jesus. Because of these and many other differences, it is not possible for the Bible and the Islamic Koran to both be true. One book is true and the other is false. The Bible is true. We can prove this to you in many ways. Today we know that the most important pillars of Islam were given as warnings in the Bible as a mark and image many hundreds of years before they came into use for Islamic worship. These warnings are about worship to a false god instead of Jesus. Because they are first given in the Bible, the Bible must be true.
ERDOGAN HONORS BAAL Today on for Friday October 30, when the Byzantine building will be open to the faithful of the false prophet Mohammad, completing its transformation into a Muslim place of worship. Following the presidential decree that provides for the transformation of the Chora museum to a mosque, the images of Jesus, frescoes and icons that testify to its Christian roots were covered with a white curtain.
ERDOGAN CONVERTED THE CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR INTO A MOSQUE TO HONOR BAAL
The building dates back to 534, during the Byzantine period. The internal walls, pillars and domes are entirely covered with mosaics and frescoes that are dated around the 11th century.
After the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans (1453), the monastery was transformed into a mosque in 1511, in a manner very similar to the fate of Hagia Sophia. In 1945, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey converted the mosque into a museum.
Jesus Strongly Warns About the Islamic Beast and its Kaaba Image
Jesus Gives a Strong Warning: Avoid the Islamic Beast of Revelation and Its Kaaba Image.
The Bible strongly warns us to avoid the beast and its image that represent worship to a false god instead of Jesus. The IMAGE is the Kaaba in Mecca and the BEAST is the demon from Babylon that was released from the Abyss and now dwells in the Kaaba. This message is about the truth of Jesus. If you are a Muslim the truth of Jesus is different from what you were taught, but you must know the truth. The Bible and the Islamic Koran have opposite facts.
The Bible says Jesus is the Son of God. The Islamic Koran says Jesus is not God, but just a prophet. The Bible says Jesus was crucified for our sins and rose to life on the third day. Muslims are taught this did not happen. The Bible says the only path to God and eternal life is through Jesus.
Because of these and many other differences, it is not possible for the Bible and the Islamic Koran to both be true. One book is true and the other is false. The Bible is true. We can prove this to you in many ways. Today we know that this important pillar of Islam was given as a warning in the Bible as the demonic beast and its image many hundreds of years before they came into use for Islamic worship. These warnings are about worship to a false god instead of Jesus. Because they are first given in the Bible, the Bible must be true.
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ERDOGAN COVERED IMAGES IN THE CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR TO PRAY TO BAAL
Revelation 8:10 (NIV)
The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water,
Revelation 8:11 (NIV)
the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
In the third Revelation trumpet (trumpets in Revelation tell us of events in the demonic spiritual world), one-third of souls on earth are lost to Islam with the poisonous wormwood ("bitter water”) of the false doctrine about Jesus in the Qur’an. This false doctrine comes from a lying spirit--the great star blazing like a torch as it travels to earth. Jesus tells us his Gospel and the Holy Spirit are the “living water” in John 7:37-39. Satan and Baal (the dragon and beast) pollute the living water with false stories about Jesus in the Qur’an. Baal gives only bitter water.
Erdogan Fears the Image of Jesus Christ as he converts the Hagia Sophia Church into a mosque
Turkish President Erdogan has rejected worldwide condemnation over his decision to change the status of Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia Church from a museum to a mosque.
Fearing the image of Jesus Christ, Erdogan ordered the images of Jesus covered inside the Hagia Sophia church during Islamic prayer directed to the image of the beast, the Kaaba, in Mecca.
The Hagia Sophia is a place of worship in Istanbul (Constantinople) that served as a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral for over 900 years (537-1453) until overrun by Islamic forces. The church was dedicated to the “Wisdom of God”, the Logos, the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ-the Son of God.
The Hagia Sophia was completed in 537, during the reign of the eastern Roman emperor Justinian I. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture".
It is also an important example of the Islamic practice of converting non-Islamic places of worship into mosques, which has led to conflicts and religious strife in several parts of the world.
After the false doctrine was given to Mohammad by the spirit, Islam began to rapidly spread. The Ottoman Islamic forces conquered most of Asia Minor. In 1453, Mehmed the Conqueror [“Mehmed” is the Turkish form of the Arabic name Mohammad] ordered the cathedral's conversion into a mosque.
The Hagia Sophia bells, altar, iconostasis, and baptistery were removed and destroyed. The mosaics depicting Jesus, his mother Mary, and angels were eventually destroyed or plastered over.
More than 600 years before the False Prophet Mohammad, Jesus warned a false text would follow the Book of Revelation. This false text was the Qur’an. It showed up about 515 years after Revelation was written in 95 AD. Just as Jesus said, the Qur’an adds the words that bring the plagues of Revelation. Just as Jesus said, the Qur’an takes away the words of eternal life through Jesus only, the risen Son of God.
Revelation 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.
Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. The Book of Revelation concludes (Revelation 22:18-19) with powerful warnings from God. Do not add nor take away from the Book of Revelation! The false prophet, image and mark actions of Islam, and the taking away of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus are the sources of these Revelation warnings. The warnings make sense, since the entire Revelation prophecy is about the release of Baal, Islam and the false prophet Mohammad. Listen to Jesus and avoid the false prophet’s teachings.
A solemn warning on the book of Revelation! Do not add anything to the text, nor take anything away from the text. Do not believe the Qur’an is the final revelation from God.
REVELATION WARNED THE QUR’AN WOULD ADD TEXT AND TAKE AWAY THE TRUTH
The added text warnings in Revelation 22:18 are about the Qur’an! Here is how the Qur’an adds the very actions that bring on the specific Revelation plagues from God! The Qur’an adds the teaching of the false prophet Mohammad, it adds his mark, a statement of faith to a false god, and the Qur’an adds prayer and worship to the image he sets up to honor the beast. Qur’an 7:57 says Mohammad’s name is in the Bible. Qur’an 21:25 gives the Islamic statement of faith, the mark, the Shahada. Qur’an 2:127 and 2:144 require prayer to the image of the beast, the Kaaba.
The taking away of words warnings in Revelation 22:19 are also about the Qur’an! Here is how the Qur’an takes words away and eliminate the salvation from God, and your share in the tree of life in the New Jerusalem. Qur’an 4:171 takes away the Deity of Jesus, and says Jesus is not God. Qur’an 4:157 takes away the sacrifice of Christ, and says Jesus was not crucified. Qur’an 17:111 says Jesus was not the Son of God. Qur’an 5:75 says Jesus was not God but just a messenger of Allah. The Qur’an adds, and it also takes away! The closing chapter of the Book of Revelation makes clear there is no more Scripture after Revelation. The Bible is final!
GOD SENT AN IMMEDIATE EARTHQUAKE ON TURKEY
Mohammad did not “invent” Islam. Mohammad could not read or write (see Zechariah 11:15-17). Mohammad is the “worthless shepherd” with the "bad eye" and "bad arm." Islam came from the spirit (the Baal the "lawless one") that was revealed to Mohammad. Mohammad simply recited back what the spirit said who appeared to him (this was not “Gabriel”, but actually Baal from the Abyss). This was the “Man of Lawlessness.” The spirit lied about Jesus. The spirit took away the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, thus condemning everyone who follows the Qur’an to the lake of fire. God only allowed this to occur after they rejected Paul’s Gospel in Arabia. 2 Thessalonians 2:6-12 (NIV) And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. Jesus said a false Revelation would happen.
Revelation 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.
Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
Ezekiel’s War: The Islamic Invasion of Israel and Death of Gog
The Bible tells us a Babylon-Persian Islamic 10 nation confederacy will invade and attempt to destroy Israel in the end times. Babylon is Iraq and Syria, and Persia is Iran. Turkey is also involved in this invasion. God tells us about this future invasion of Israel in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.
Gog is most likely from Turkey. Many parts of this prophecy are being fulfilled today.
THE QUR'AN IS NOT THE FINAL REVELATION. JESUS WARNED US.
Jesus is returning soon.
Jesus warns to stay away from Mecca and false Islamic teaching that Jesus is not God and is not the Savior of the world.
The truth is Jesus is the Son of God, died for our sins, and is the only path to the Father and eternal life.
Revelation 14:11-12 (NIV)
“And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
Revelation is directly from Jesus Christ. It is the most important book in the Bible for the world today.
Jesus Said Three Plagues Come Out of Their Mouths
Jesus warned three plagues of lies would come out of the mouths of people controlled by a host of demons. Jesus said one third of the world would be spiritually killed by these false words. The Qur’an gives three plagues of lies about Jesus. You must know the three truths of Jesus. First, the Bible tells us Jesus is the Son of God. Second, the Bible tells us Jesus was crucified, died, and rose to life again. Third, the Bible tells us Jesus is our helper, or mediator, by taking our sins away. The three plagues of lies in the Qur’an take away three key truths about the real Jesus. The Qur’an takes away eternal life by making Jesus just a prophet. Learn the truth about the real Jesus. Jesus loves you and wants you to be saved. Revelation 9:17-21 (NIV) 17 The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur. 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke, and sulfur that came out of their mouths. 19 The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury. 20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts. Jesus warned a false revelation text would follow the Book of Revelation. This false text was the Qur’an. The Qur’an calls itself the “Final Revelation.” This is not true. Jesus said there is no second Revelation after the Book of Revelation. Listen to the warnings from Jesus. Just as Jesus said, the Qur’an adds the words that bring the plagues of Revelation. Just as Jesus said, the Qur’an takes away the words of eternal life through Jesus only, the risen Son of God. Revelation 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. The Book of Revelation concludes (Revelation 22:18-19) with powerful warnings from God. Do not add nor take away from the Book of Revelation! The false prophet, image, and mark actions of Islam and the taking away of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus are the sources of these Revelation warnings. The warnings make sense since the entire Revelation prophecy is about the release of Baal, Islam and the false prophet Mohammad. Listen to Jesus and avoid the false prophet’s teachings. A solemn warning on the book of Revelation! Do not add anything to the text, nor take anything away from the text. Do not believe the Qur’an is the final revelation from God. REVELATION WARNED THE QUR’AN WOULD ADD TEXT AND TAKE AWAY THE TRUTH The added text warnings in Revelation 22:18 are about the Qur’an! Here is how the Qur’an adds the very actions that bring on the specific Revelation plagues from God! The Qur’an adds the teaching of the false prophet Mohammad, it adds his mark, a statement of faith to a false god, and the Qur’an adds prayer and worship to the image he sets up to honor the beast. Qur’an 7:57 says Mohammad’s name is in the Bible. Qur’an 21:25 gives the Islamic statement of faith, the mark, the Shahada. Qur’an 2:127 and 2:144 require prayer to the image of the beast, the Kaaba. The taking away of words warnings in Revelation 22:19 are also about the Qur’an! Here is how the Qur’an takes words away and eliminate the salvation from God, and your share in the tree of life in the New Jerusalem. Qur’an 4:171 takes away the Deity of Jesus and says Jesus is not God. Qur’an 4:157 takes away the sacrifice of Christ and says Jesus was not crucified. Qur’an 17:111 says Jesus was not the Son of God. Qur’an 5:75 says Jesus was not God but just a messenger of Allah. The Qur’an adds, and it also takes away! The closing chapter of the Book of Revelation makes clear there is no more Scripture after Revelation. The Bible is final!
As In The Days Of Noah
The account of the flood of Noah in the Torah paints many powerful pictures of obedience, redemption in Yeshua, and points to Yeshua’s return and the judgement of fire to come. This is a prophetic call to Teshuvah - warning the world to repent, believe in Yeshua, and obey the Scripture.
Televangelist Pat Robertson said that God told him President Trump will win, and more than five years later an asteroid will hit Earth! "Crazy right?" It's all prophesied; Egyptian serpent god Apophis, lord of chaos and darkness, or asteroid 99942 could hit Earth in 2029
Ancient Egyptian art depicting Apophis being warded off by a deity. Credit Wikipedia.
Televangelist Pat Robertson said last Tuesday that God told him President Trump will win the American election next month, and more than five years later an asteroid will hit Earth and “maybe” bring “the end.”
He also claimed there would be unprecedented civil-unrest after the election and that a coalition of countries would go to war with Israel causing God to intervene causing the enemies of Israel to become confused leading them to kill each other.
He goes on to claim a period of five peaceful years will follow before an asteroid impacts the world just before the arrival of Jesus Christ. The televangelist had made similar predictions in the past, saying in 1976 the world would end in 1982. His 1990 book “The New Millennium” anticipated the end of time on April 29, 2007, so we should take his prediction with a pinch of salt, right?
Wrong, all the above predictions are prophesied in the Bible and they will all happen leading up to the return of Jesus Christ. Let me explain;
After the election, America will be a split country, it already is. Civil unrest will explode, millions will be unable to work due to Corona, families will become evicted from their homes, the economy will crash and millions will become hungry causing even more civil unrest. A civil war will finally break the worlds number one superpower into a confused, unmanageable mess. But America is not mentioned in the Bible, right? Wrong.
There is a prophecy which was written more than 2,500 years ago which worryingly describes "America" as a meek onlooker who can only protest but not protect Israel when they are attacked by a Russian, Iranian, Turkish and Syrian coalition and may just provide an insight into the near future of the worlds biggest super-power.
As we know, the US has been hit harder than any other country from Covid-19, and an economical collapse seems inevitable, its people are bitterly divided, hate-filled riots are happening on a daily basis with many decent citizens having to move from suburbs as murder and crime soar. Civil war is on many peoples lips and American enemies around the world are waiting like vultures ready to scavenge the left-overs as civil unrest consumes the country.
Painting of Isaiah by Antonio Balestra
Trump comment on 'blowing up' Nile Dam angers Ethiopia and lifts the lid on a 2,600-year old, Old Testament prophecy from the pages of Isaiah which until recently had remained a mystery for centuries
If you thought 2020 couldn't get any stranger, well, think again. In a remarkable speech, yesterday during a ceremony marking "a peace deal between Israel and Sudan," remarkable in itself, President Trump lifted a 2,600-year old, Old Testament prophecy right from the pages of Isaiah and dropping it into the laps of the world press.
I am not sure of President Trump's understanding of the Old Testament but when he claimed Egypt will “blow up” a disputed dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile he brought to life a prophecy which until recently had remained a mystery for centuries.
Mr Trump went on to say regarding the massive GERD dam in Ethiopia, the project has created a “very dangerous situation,”, because one of the country’s downstream neighbours, Egypt, which relies on the Nile and its tributaries for most of its irrigation and drinking water, “is not going to be able to live that way.” Suggesting the massive dam will cut off the Nile's life-giving water supply to Egypt.
The president’s comments came during a ceremony marking a peace deal between Israel and Sudan, which ironically is also downstream from Ethiopia's dam. “They’ll end up blowing up the dam,” Trump said of Egypt. “And I said it and I say it loud and clear – they’ll blow up the dam. And they have to do something.”
Mr Trumps claims although unhelpful to Ethiopia have brought to light one of Isaiah's more exciting prophecies. Ethiopia's new dam, the Renaissance Dam is almost complete and will bring much-needed hydroelectricity to the country, however, a long-running dispute between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt has threatened to boil over into war with Sudan and Egypt worried their very water supply will be compromised.