Saturday, October 24, 2015

ALLAH DISGUISED AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT

   As I was reading through II Kings chapter 1 today, something in the account of Ahaziah, King of Israel spoke to me about the origins of Allah, the god of Islam, and how he is really Satan.  Long after the Northern kingdom of Israel was separated from Judah, because of the sins of Solomon, we see King Ahaziah, the son of Ahab, (who was the most evil king in Israel's history. I Kings 21:9 There was none who sold himself to do what was evil in he sight of the YHWH like Ahab...)  taking a great fall and becoming bedridden.  Rather than inquiring of God as to whether or not he would survive his injury, Ahaziah sends his servants to Ekron, a Philistine city, to inquire of the god Baal-zebub.  In the course of this series of events, the prophet Elijah, intercepts Ahaziah's servants and condemns Ahaziah for seeking the counsel of Baal-zebub. Ahaziah dies sonless and his brother Jehoram replaces him as king.

     The part of the account of Ahaziah's death I found so intriguing was that he was willing to consult with a god named Baal-zebub, and that the this Ekronian god was so unveiled.  Baal-zebub, or in the New Testament, Beelzebub, is a well known pseudonym of Satan.  The shortened form of Baal-zebub is Baal, unmasking the default god of the Canaanites as Satan.  The god of the enemies of Israel was Satan in Bible times, and is Satan today as well.  I find it fascinating that the regional god of the people surrounding Israel was Satan, represented by the false god Baal or Baal-zebub and today, the god worshiped by the nations surrounding Israel is Satan, known by his new and improved name of Allah.

     When Mohammed, the false prophet, determined his new religion, he went into polytheistic tribal areas and convinced anyone who would listen that there was only one god.  Most polytheistic groups, at the time, held the moon god, often called Allah, to be the chief god, thus, Mohammed declared Allah to be the one and only god, introducing a new, monotheistic religion, based on his "visions."  My post Islam Is Satanism (CLICK HERE TO READ) demonstrates, clearly, that Islam is Satanic at it's core.  Who else but Satan would promise his followers a drunken orgy for all eternity?

    How the above passage of scripture ties in to today's Islamic culture of death is the fact that nothing has changed in the Middle East, after thousands of years, the enemies of Israel are still, essentially, worshiping Satan and do not even realize it.  The moon god, Allah, is no god at all, but the spiritual power behind the false religion that worships him is very real and very evil.  The moon has no light of it's own, but to the uninformed, the moon appears to give light.  Undoubtedly, in the time of Mohammed, common thought was that the moon generated it's own light, in fact, when Greek philosopher Anaxagoras postulated that the moon reflected the light of the sun, he was jailed.  It was not until the time of Galileo, that man accepted the fact of the moon's reflected light.  Satan, also generates no light but counterfeits light, in order to draw people into his snare.

    The moon is a barren wasteland, incapable of sustaining life, but appears to be a body of light.  Allah the moon god is also devoid of any life giving ability and is responsible for death and destruction every where it goes.  Not only does Islam destroy human life, but lush areas under Islamic control often become barren wastelands unable to support plant life.  A society goes form light to darkness, once Islam takes over.  

    Satan is darkness personified and when a life is taken over by his control, that life is in bondage, it is in darkness and it foments death.  Satan hates human life and wants to destroy mankind. Satan hates Israel and wants to destroy all Jews.  Allah commands his followers to kill and commit suicide in the name of Jihad and the main goal of all Israels Islamic neighbors is to push Israel into the sea, wiping it from the map completely.  As the moon generates no light or life, Allah generates no life or light.  Scripture tells us that Satan's light is counterfeit: 2 Corinthians 11:14  And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Allah unmasked is Satan, the deceiver, tempting his followers with the reward of base desires of fleshly pleasure, all for the low low price of murder and suicide.

   

   

Sunday, October 11, 2015

WHY DO SO MANY CHRISTIANS LIVE BY THE WITCH'S CREED?

                              
                                              WHAT CREED DO YOU LIVE BY?

             Everyone lives by a creed, consciously, or otherwise.  A creed is a set of beliefs that govern behavior.  As believers in Christ, our creed should be the Golden Rule: Do unto others as we would have done to us.  A better way of expressing this would be Christ's command to us: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.”  If the Body of Christ could get this one thing right, evangelism would practically take care of itself.  Who wouldn't want to be part of a community that lived by such creed?  Instead, we have a great conflict between what we say and what we actually do.  Theologian Brennan Manning described this conflict wonderfully:  “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.”  Is our confessed creed our actual creed by practice?

THREE BASIC CREEDS

  There are three basic creeds that people live by, whether it be inadvertent or by intent.   

1. Love thy neighbor as thyself
2. Do as thou wilt is the whole of the law
3. Do as thou wilt and harm none. 

Surely as you read this list, at least one creed resonates with you, two creeds may actually seem reasonable.  In reality, only one creed number 1 is acceptable for a believer.

DO AS THOU WILT IS THE WHOLE OF THE LAW

     This creed was coined by the infamously wicked magician, Aleister Crowley, who named himself "The Beast 666."  Crowley, though dead for almost 70 years, continues to influence popular culture, especially through pop music.  Numerous musicians, from the Beatles to Lady GaGa, have paid homage to Crowley and his evil teachings.  A more user friendly version of this creed became very popular with the Hippie culture and continues to influence society: "If it feels good, do it."  This is a very egocentric, self centered way of life that appeals to the basest of human desire.  It is no wonder that marketing firms exploit this philosophy while attempting to sell things we don't need but can't seem to live without, after all, you deserve it, don't you?  

    To subscribe to this creed is to disregard the needs and feelings of others, while "looking out for number one." This is a philosophy that was expounded upon by Anton LeVay, the founder of the Church of Satan.  As humans, we naturally default to this philosophy of life, that is why we need laws and authority.  The evolutionary idea of survival of the fittest works very well within this worldview, as in that framework, might makes right and only the strong survive.  In practice, society would devolve into a chaotic ball of violence, not unlike the conditions that led to the flood of Noah. 

This philosophy best describes our fallen nature and demonstrates our need for a savior.  One could easily identify this as a creed of Satanism.

DO AS THOU WILT AND HARM NONE

     Do as thou wilt and harm none is a creed which seems reasonable to most people, a Libertarian philosophy, embodying  the very idea of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."  One would be tempted to rationalize this creed by asking the question, "what could be wrong with a philosophy that protects the rights of others?"  In a perfect world, this would be a viable argument, but we do not live in a vacuum and our actions affect others, even if only indirectly.  To think that a person can live to please self while protecting the best interests of others is intellectually dishonest.  Every choice we make, every action we take affects those around us.  Though this creed has an element of virtue, it is still self centered at it's core and has evil origins.

Circa 1950, Wicca, the official religion of witchcraft, adapted Aleister Crowley's Do as thou wilt philosophy with the addition of "and harm none."  Our modern philosophy to "live and let live" is nothing more than a kinder and gentler version of self service that gives the illusion of caring for others.  At it's heart, this creed is meant to allow the adherent to serve self without guilt as no direct harm is done to others.  Most people who ascribe to a "live and let live" philosophy would be very surprised to learn that it evolved from the witch's creed, "Do as thou wilt and harm none."  

    Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  If this is what God expects from us, then "Do as thou wilt and harm none" is incompatible with Christian life and practice.  Do as thou wilt and harm none is a liberal philosophy that condones sin and allows for an "I'm not hurting anyone" attitude.  This philosophy defines much of Western culture and has led to nationalized sin such as the legalization of abortion on demand.  The Supreme Court, using the 14th Amendment, concocted an imaginary right to privacy clause which grants a woman the right to abort an unwanted pregnancy. This Judicial overreach is a direct result of the flawed philosophy discussed here.  According to the Court, a woman's right to control her own body is no one else's business.  Basically, the Court asks, "What's it to you," in the case of abortion.  By dehumanizing the unborn child, the Court has determined that women who want to terminate a pregnancy should be able to do so, as it hurts no one.  Unfortunately, this removes the rights of the father and deprives him of a child he helped conceive and it murders a baby who has no voice.  Do as thou wilt and harm none...indeed!

     It is impossible to live a life of self fulfillment without, at least inadvertently, harming others.  As long as I do not intentionally hurt someone else, I'm good, right?  Wrong!  To live according to the verse above, I am to intentionally do good to others, not serve myself, while trying to not hurt others.  It seems rather ironic that so many churchgoers are living life according to a philosophy that is known as The Witches Creed...


LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF

     This creed is the only God honoring, spiritually obedient philosophy of life.  This creed is also the most difficult to master.  We are naturally bent against this idea, yet, this is what Christ, our savior, commands us to do.  To call ourselves Christian and not at least attempt to live according to this creed is blasphemy.  Jesus told us, "If you love me, you will obey my commands."  So, if we love Jesus, we will, by definition, love our neighbor as ourselves, or, at a minimum, make the effort.  This philosophy embodies what Christ modeled for us in His life and death.  The term Christian literally means "little Christ" so in order to live up to the literal meaning of a title that is so flippantly thrown around, it is imperative that we model Christ's behavior and lifestyle. 

    What would the world look like if every born again person lived according to this creed?  What would the Church look like if even half of it's membership put aside the "pursuit of happiness" and pursued holiness and loved others the way Jesus commanded us to?  Especially in our Western culture, we expect ease and comfort.  We expect our cup to run over without submitting to the Shepherd.    So many seem to have the attitude of, "I'll serve if it fits into my schedule" or "I'll help out as long as my needs(ie. wants and desires) are met first."  This is not what we are called to.  

     The biggest secret is that by denying ourselves and loving others, we find true fulfillment.  When we forget our perceived rights and look to the needs of others and find ourselves actually making a difference in someone else's life, our life becomes more meaningful and enriched.  This does not make sense but it is undeniable.  

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION

    If most people are completely honest, they would admit they can see their favorite person anytime they wanted... by looking in the mirror.  Part of our fallen human nature causes us to seek our own best interests first.  The scourge of no fault divorce and messy custody battles over children attest to this fact more than anything else.  We live in a "what's in it for me" culture. "I just want what's rightfully mine, is that so wrong?"  The Church is filled with broken people beset with sinful natures, that is the bad news.  The good news is, the Church is filled with people who have been made new creations in Christ and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.  The good news is that we have Christ as our example and the Holy Spirit as our empowerment.  The good news is that we have the Word of God to teach us.  The good news is we have all we need to live according to God's will.  We can claim to be Christ followers, but if we live by a creed that is anything other than "Love thy neighbor as thyself," we are self deluded and not only serving ourselves, but on some level, serving Satan.  Jesus said, "He who does not gather, scatters."  This means our lifestyle will either draw people to Christ or drive them away.  Gathering people to Christ = God's work, scattering people away form God = Satan's work.  This brings us back to the quote of Brennan Manning,  “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.”  Dear Christian, love thy neighbor as thyself and gather for Christ.  Give the unbelieving world something they can believe in.

     




Monday, October 5, 2015

CAN AMERICA'S FAILURE TO STAND UP TO RUSSIA IN SYRIA LEAD TO EZEKIEL 38&39?

150,000 Russian troops planned to  hit the ground in Syria.  Iran is also planning a massive ground invasion in Syria, as well.

    After Russian bombing runs have softened targets in Syria, a ground invasion will commence.   Russian troops will arrive on Syrian soil, with Russia claiming to target IS forces.  Fears that Russian attacks are targeting U.S.backed  Rebel forces who have been fighting against the Assad regime, as well as IS positions are not without merit.  On day one of the Russian bombings, a CIA trained Rebel unit was hit.  Along with the massive Russian build up of weapons and machines of war, Iran has been planning a massive ground assault in Syria as well.  The fact Iran has been supporting Assad against the Rebel uprising is indisputable and the fact Iran has not made one move to deter IS takeovers in neighboring Iraq, lead to educated speculation that Iran and Russia will be teaming up to help Syrian government forces squash the civil war that has been ongoing for almost 5 years.  U.S. support of the Rebels makes the Russian/Iranian coalition much more dangerous as both countries see America as weak, under the current administration and is testing American resolve.  How America responds to this threat in Syria may very well determine if Russia and Iran make a move against Israel.

   Iran has been enriched by 150 billion dollars, thanks to a one sided deal made by the U.S. and other countries.  Undoubtedly, some of this money will be used to fund this war effort in Syria and may eventually be used to attack Israel and to fight against American and other allied forces who stand to defend the Syrian Rebels or help defend Israel. Today, Iranian military officials declared that all U.S. bases in the Middle East are within range of Iranian missiles.

     Should America continue to lead from behind in the Middle East, and should the U.S.fail to stand up to Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria, Russia and Iran may see a green light to move troops into Israel as a preemptive move against continued Israeli threats to attack Iran's nuclear program.

Ezekiel 38:1-9  The word of the LORD came to me: 
 "Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him 
  and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 
  And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords. 
  Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 
  Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.   "Be ready and keep ready, you and all your hosts that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them.   After many days you will be mustered. In the latter years you will go against the land that is restored from war, the land whose people were gathered from many peoples upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and now dwell securely, all of them. 
  You will advance, coming on like a storm. You will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your hordes, and many peoples with you. 

What we know for sure about the above prophecy is that it has not happened... yet.  We also know that if Russia, referred to as Gog, and Iran, referred to as Persia, were to invade Israel in a ground war, the troops would almost have to come into Israel from Syria.

 Iran does not border Israel, Jordan is currently on friendly terms with Israel, so no troops from Iran would be able to enter Israel.  Iran and Saudi Arabia are currently vying for economic dominance in the area, so no troops could enter through Saudi Arabia. Syria is the only logical place from which a Russian/Persian coalition could mount a ground invasion against Israel.

Should America blink in Syria, Russia and Iran may feel confident enough in America's lack of will for all out war in the Middle East and invade Israel.  We know from scripture that Israel will stand alone during the Ezekiel 38 invasion and that God will supernaturally protect Israel.

Ezekiel 39:1-8  "And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 
  And I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel. 
  Then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will make your arrows drop out of your right hand. 
  You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your hordes and the peoples who are with you. I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 
  You shall fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. 
 I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the coastlands, and they shall know that I am the LORD. 
 "And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 
  Behold, it is coming and it will be brought about, declares the Lord GOD. That is the day of which I have spoken.

Clearly, God intervenes on behalf of Israel and defeats those who would come against His holy land. If America fails to be a friend to Israel, this may very well be on the horizon.  As I look at prophecy, I see America taking on the role that Egypt once had with Israel.  Today, the majority of Jews live in either Israel or the United States.  Traditionally, the United States has been the best friend Israel has had, but under the current administration, America has all but turned it's back on Israel by supporting nations and groups, such as Hamas, that are dedicated to the destruction of Israel. Back in October 2013, I wrote a piece addressing America's relationship with Israel in light of Bible prophecy you can read that by clicking HERE - Is America a Type of Egypt in End Time Prophecy?

My fear is that if America signals weakness in Syria, an Israeli invasion will be imminent.  Other, thus far, unfulfilled prophecies may come into play if an invasion of Israel comes through Syria.  The prophet Isaiah spoke judgment against the city of Damascus - Isaiah 17:1  An oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins. 

Should a ground invasion take place through Syria, and Israel is victorious, as the Bible declares, undoubtedly, Israel will consider Syria's role an act of war and retaliate against Damascus.  Without Russia or Iran to defend Syria, Israel would have no problem destroying Damascus as the Prophet Isaiah decreed.

As the tensions and battles intensify in Syria, it will be interesting to see how Washington responds and what effect that response has on the Middle East balance of power.  Undoubtedly, Russia and Iran are attempting to shift the balance of power in their favor, will the U.S. do what it takes to preserve it's standing in the region?  Will Saudi Arabia assert power against Iran to preserve it;s economic power base?  Will other countries, such as Sudan ans Libya line up with Russia and Iran, as prophesied in Ezekiel 38?  Time will tell, in the mean time, all we can do is continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for the leadership of the United States and for our military, who are putting their lives on the line for the protection of our nation.

These are my thoughts on the current events in Syria.  Please feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comment section below.