Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Revisited

The following is a re-post of an article from February 2009. It reveals the origins of Easter and its practices. I encourage everyone who aspires to walk as a disciple of Yahshua to read this information and to eschew participating in the Easter celebrations of an apostate Christian religions system. (The word "apostate" means to be divorced from truth.)

II Thessalonians 2:1-3
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him, that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first...

I encourage you to NOT be part of the apostasy. The Spirit at this very moment is calling out:

Revelation 18:4
"Come out of [Babylon, the Great Harlot], my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues..."

The merging of the holy and the profane is a great sin in the eyes of Yahweh. What has the body of Messiah to do with ancient Babylonian fertility rites? Easter is named after the goddess of fertility also known as the Germanic Eostre, the Egyptian Ishtar, and to the ancient Hebrews and their neighbors as Astarte and Ashtoreth. The merging of Passover and Easter is a profane act in the eyes of Yahweh.

 Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter

Joseph Herrin (02-26-09)

Revelation 18:4-5
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues..."

In this hour when the Spirit is testifying that great judgment is coming to the nations, a judgment that must begin at the house of God, the prudent saint should be asking what they might do to escape that which is even now at the door. The Scripture cited above from the book of Revelation provides one answer. The people of God must come out of Babylon.

The Christian religious system of this hour is marked by mixture and spiritual pollution. Doctrines of demons have been mixed in with the true gospel of Christ, and the result has become an abhorrent mixture of the holy and the profane. The Scriptures reveal that Yahweh always judged His people severely when they failed to separate that which is holy from that which is vile. The judgments that are coming to the people of God in this hour are for no different reason than those judgments of Old when Israel was given over into the hands of her enemies.

To understand how very much opposed Yahweh is to any admixture of the holy and the profane we can look at a series of laws that God delivered to His chosen people through His servant Moses. Remember that all of the laws of the Old Testament serve as types and shadows of spiritual principles and serve as instructional tools for the saints in Christ.

Deuteronomy 22:9-11
“You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, or all the produce of the seed which you have sown and the increase of the vineyard will become defiled. You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together. You shall not wear a material mixed of wool and linen together.”

What is the message here for the Christian in this present age? God detests mixture. The specific type of mixture that He detests is righteousness and sin, the holy and the profane, light and darkness, the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the works of the flesh. These things are shown forth in the specific laws given. For example, the priests were directed to wear linen, and to wear no wool when ministering unto God. The reason given is that wool makes men sweat while linen does not. Sweat speaks of the works of man being offered to God. Such an offering is despised by God even as God had no regard for the offering of Cain which arose from the ground from which man’s flesh was formed. God will only regard that which is initiated and performed in the power of the Holy Spirit.

If God has made such a point of differentiating between the holy and the profane, then it is vain for a Christian to reason that God does not care if they are mixing symbols of pagan rites and idolatrous worship with the worship of Christ Jesus, Yahshua the Messiah. God does care.

It is a simple matter to demonstrate Satan’s deceit in leading the saints to mix the holy and profane together. One need look no further than the name of the celebration which is called Easter. The name Easter never appears in Scripture, other than one occasion in the King James Version of the Bible. This is as follows:

Acts 12:4
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

The KJV translators did a disservice to the church by rendering this passage in this manner, for the word being translated is “pascha,” the Greek form of the word “Passover.” This grievous error was corrected in later Bible translations, including the New KJV.

Acts 12:4
So when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.

We see in this how far the influence of Satan extends. When he is able to get Bible translators to replace the name of one of God’s appointed feasts with the name of a pagan festival. These two observances are far from being equal. Passover was initiated at the leading of Yahweh and its observance communicated to Moses. Easter is a veneration of a fertility goddess that was initiated by Satan and delivered to sinful men.

The very word Easter, that the church has written on the calendar of her annual observances is the name of a goddess of fertility. According to the wikipedia website, the English name of the goddess was arrived at as follows:

The English name, "Easter", and the German, "Ostern", derive from the name of a putative Anglo-Saxon Goddess of the Dawn (thus, of spring, as the dawn of the year) — called aster, astre, and ostre in various dialects of Old English and Ostara in German.

The worship of the fertility goddess who is remembered at Easter goes much further back, however. The mystery religions had their foundations in Babylon. The Bible records the following:

Genesis 10:1-12
Now these are the records of the generations of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah; and sons were born to them after the flood... The sons of Ham were Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan. The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before Yahweh." The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

The mystery religions can be traced back to Nimrod. Nimrod’s father Cush married a woman named Semiramis. Semiramis gave birth to Nimrod and, when Cush died, Nimrod married his mother. Thus Semiramis was both the mother and the wife of Nimrod. It is apparent from Scripture that the genealogy of this family was under a curse. Nimrod’s grandfather was Ham, the son of Noah. It was Ham who acted wickedly in exposing the nakedness of his father Noah when Noah had gotten drunk with wine and passed out in his tent. Ham acted rebelliously toward his father, in contrast to his two brothers Shem and Japheth who covered their father’s nakedness and would not look upon him. When Noah learned what Ham had done he cursed both Ham and his offspring.

It seems apparent that the sins of the father (Ham) were passed on to the sons, for wickedness continued in this bloodline. This wickedness was manifested in Cush who is attributed with the establishment of a system of rebellious idolatry that was continued in his wife Semiramis and his son Nimrod. This idolatry became heinous, being associated with all that is profane and with many immoral sexual rites including orgies and prostitution.

Alexander Hislop, in his book “The Two Babylons,” does a remarkable job of documenting and bringing together many ancient sources that reveal the history of this wicked family and the founding of the ancient mystery religions. According to Hislop, the profane practices of Nimrod and his tyranny over many people increased until Shem, the son of Noah rose up against this “mighty one” and made war with him. Shem having defeated Nimrod then cut his body into pieces and sent it throughout the land as a warning to all who should openly partake of the profane idolatry of Nimrod.

Out of fear of punishment, those who continued in idolatry were forced to practice their rites in secret, and the most vile parts of their practices were known only to those who had passed through the rites of initiation and been admitted into the deeper teachings and practices reserved for those whose loyalty had been proven. This is the origin of the “Mystery Religions” that have their source in ancient Babylon. One had to be initiated and pass through degrees to be admitted into the mysteries, and those who were outside, or whose loyalty had not yet been proven, were restricted from the true knowledge of the mystery religion. That which had once been practiced openly under the reign of Nimrod, was forced into secrecy when Shem slew Nimrod.

This same pattern of initiation, terrifying oaths against disclosure, and the cloaking of truth to those whose loyalty is not yet proven is observed in Freemasonry, which itself is merely one of the latest incarnations of the idolatrous practices of ancient Babylon.

We also see another pattern here. Shem, the son of Noah, became father of the Shemites, or the Semitic people. It was from this family that Abraham and his descendants arose. Why did God choose a people from among the descendants of Shem to be His chosen people in the earth? Certainly Shem’s actions in standing against idolatry and removing the wicked practices from the land had great bearing in Yahweh’s choice. In the same way we find that when Yahweh chose one tribe from among Israel’s descendants to serve Him as a priestly tribe, that He made His selection based upon the fact that Levi did not join with the rest of Israel when they sacrificed before the golden calf that Aaron made. Levi alone separated themselves from idolatry, and they became priests unto Yahweh.

I hope that the Christian today can understand that Yahweh will certainly use the same standard of measure when He chooses those who will be numbered among the overcomers, and who will be granted access to His presence and to His most holy things. That He will make a division among the saints based upon their involvement in idolatrous practices is prophesied in Ezekiel 44:6-19.


Images of Semiramis and Tammuz

Idolatrous worship of Semiramis and Tammuz spread from Babylon.

After Nimrod was killed by Shem the mystery religions teach that he ascended into the heavens and became the Sun god. Semiramis is herself associated as the Moon goddess. Semiramis continued to be sexually active, and when she became pregnant she claimed to have conceived without intercourse. Satan, as the great deceiver, sought to bring forth a false belief in a counterfeit virgin birth that was sufficiently corrupted to suit his ends. Semiramis gave birth to a son named Tammuz, and it was declared that Tammuz was the reincarnation of Nimrod.

In this we see attributes of Yahweh’s plan of salvation. There is a child born of a virgin, supposedly the offspring of deity, yet a clear departure from Scripture is that the mother assumes a more prominent role than the son. This emphasis on the mother is continued to this day through the Catholic Church which teaches things about the mother of Yahshua that are nowhere found in Scripture, but which do find agreement with the Babylonian mystery religions. When God confused the languages of the people at Babylon and scattered mankind throughout the earth, its idolatrous religion centered around the trinity of Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz was already pervasive and it was carried throughout the world where the main characters took on many different names while maintaining much of the central element of the original mystery religion.

Alexander Hislop writes:

The Babylonians in their popular religion supremely worshiped a goddess mother and a son who was represented in pictures and images as an infant or a child in his mother’s arms. From Babylon this worship of mother and child spread to the ends of the earth. In Egypt, the mother and child were worshiped under the names Isis and Osiris. In India, even to this day, as Isi and Iswara; in Asia as Cybele and Deoius; in pagan Rome as Fortuna and Jupiter-puer “Jupiter the boy”; in Greece as Ceres, the Great Mother, with the babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of Peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms, and even in Thibet, in China and Japan...

Other manifestations of these same characters are seen as Aphrodite/Cupid and Ashtoreth/Orion. Some of these characters are mentioned in the Bible.

Ezekiel 8:14-16
Then He brought me to the entrance of the gate of Yahweh’s house which was toward the north; and behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Yet you will see still greater abominations than these." Then He brought me into the inner court of Yahweh’s house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of Yahweh, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of Yahweh and their faces toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.

Worshiping the Sun (Nimrod) and worshiping Tammuz were abominable acts in the sight of God. Yahweh judged the people for this idolatry. The church is in great peril of not recognizing the consequences of embracing similar rites and symbols today. It was an offense to God that these pagan rites were being conducted in the temple of God. Today the saints are the temple of God, and God is equally offended when abominable practices are observed by those who constitute this living temple of the Holy Spirit.

I Kings 11:4-6
When Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to Yawheh his God, as the heart of David his father had been. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians... Solomon did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and did not follow Yahweh fully, as David his father had done.

How did the high places become established in Israel? We read that Solomon’s heart was turned aside by his wives whom he loved. These wives were idolaters, many of them foreigners, and they wanted to continue to worship the gods and goddesses they had known from childhood. Their rites and symbols to them were just as dear as the rites and symbols of Christmas and Easter are to many Christians today. Solomon acquiesced to the pressure of his wives’ desires and built high places of worship for them.

Lest we condemn Solomon out of hand, the Christian should consider that the same pressure is exerted upon the saint today to maintain the celebration of pagan festivals. Our children and spouses may love the traditions that they have grown up with, and they may express their desires very passionately to maintain an observance of the things they love. How many saints are willing to stand fast and choose a course other than the one Solomon chose? When Yahweh reveals the truth of these practices and makes His will known, then the Christian is brought to the test. Do they love Yahweh more than all others? Will they choose obedience to God over satisfying the desires, and even demands of their family?

Luke 14:26-27
"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”

Christianity, as it is practiced widely today, costs individuals very little. The reason is that there is so much compromise. The church has embraced the world, and has even adopted the practices of pagan religions. True Christianity, however, is very costly. As the Scriptures declare:

II Timothy 3:12
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

The reason there is so little persecution and so little cost to being a professing Christian today is that men and women are not living godly lives. They have not come out of the world and out of Babylon. Solomon found it easy to get along with the members of his family if he accepted their idolatry. Even so, the world has no problem accepting Christians who will accept their values and practices. But should a Christian begin to differentiate between the holy and profane, then he or she will know the disapproval of those who have embraced that which is not holy.

Sacred Egg of Heliopolis

Mystic Egg of Astarte
(Ishtar Egg)

This same goddess Ashtoreth, for whom Solomon built a high place, is also called Ishtar, from which we get our word Easter. The church also has a high place erected to her. Every year the church celebrates a holy day that bears the name of the pagan goddess of fertility whose original was Semiramis, and who is known by a profusion of names throughout the various cultures of the world. Heliopolis is a city of Egypt where Semiramis was known by the name Isis. As mentioned, Semiramis was a moon goddess, and therefore we see an image of the moon atop her sacred egg.

The mystery religions teach that Semiramis was herself immaculately conceived and was lowered from the heavens to the earth in a giant egg. This egg came to rest in the waters of the Euphrates river. Eggs are also symbols of fertility, and as Semiramis was also a fertility goddess the symbol of the egg became thoroughly associated with her worship. Those who knew Semiramis under the name of Ishtar spoke of Ishtar’s egg, from which we get our current Easter egg.

Egg Roll on White House Lawn, Easter 2006

The above picture was taken in April 2006 during the annual White House Easter celebration. An egg roll has been held on the South Lawn since 1878. There was some controversy on this particular year as 200 gay and lesbian families planned to attend this event. Some saw this as an attack on Christian values, not understanding the true origins of the Easter celebration.

In the presentation “Freemasonry, the Spirit of Babylon” it was demonstrated that America serves as the seat of Babylon at this time, even occupying the country of Iraq in which the ancient city of Babylon was located. It should give Christians something to consider when they realize that the United States government has banned all Christian symbols from government spaces, even to the recent order to remove the ten commandments from all courthouses, yet this same government has no complaint about the annual observance of an Easter Egg roll on the White House lawn. Why is this? It is because Easter Eggs have no association with Christianity. They are clearly pagan in their origin and can be traced directly back to Babylon.

When one looks into the sexually immoral practices of the worship of the fertility goddess, it is actually more appropriate that gay and lesbian couples attend this event than that Christians attend.

Hot Cross Buns

Another tradition of Easter that is clearly pagan is that of hot cross buns. These buns were initially made in memory of Tammuz, the son of Semiramis, who suffered an early death from being injured by the tusk of a boar. There were forty days of weeping for Tammuz leading up to the Ishtar celebration, which now finds its correspondence in the Catholic Church’s forty days of Lent, which is a time of mourning.

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. Millions of people who profess to be Christians went to their churches to participate in a ceremony that began in Babylon.

Ashes applied to the forehead on Ash Wednesday

You will not find the people of God in either the Old or New Testament being commanded to observe such a practice as this, but we do find that pagan practices entered into Israel where the women of the nation mourned for Tammuz. The symbol of Tammuz was the Tau, or the cross. It is the same symbol seen on hot crossed buns. It is this symbol of mourning for Tammuz that is practiced among millions of Christians on Ash Wednesday.

The women involved with the mystery religions would bake buns for Tammuz (originally called bouns). These were either marked with the sign of a horn, or possibly a tusk, or with the letter T for Tammuz. The sign of the cross, where a Catholic uses his fingers and marks the sign of the cross on their chest is derived from the worship of Tammuz. It is this same symbol that the priest makes on the forehead of professing Christians on Ash Wednesday.

Jeremiah 7:18
"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me.”

Another name for Nimrod, whom Tammuz is said to be a reincarnation of, is Woden. The day of the week we call Wednesday is named after Woden. It was handed down to us as Woden's Day, and in English it became Wednesday. It is on Woden's day, as one commemorates the death of Tammuz, killed by a wild boar, that ashes are applied to the forehead as a symbol of mourning for this pagan deity. The practice of eating ham at Christmas and Easter also derives back to the veneration of Nimrod and Tammuz. As it was a boar that killed Tammuz, people would slay a boar and serve this meat during these "holy day" seasons.

Even if done in ignorance, is it not an offense to God to carry on traditions that are steeped in idolatrous worship and profane practices? We read in Ezekiel that the women of Israel were weeping for Tammuz. The Israelites also offered oblations to the Queen of Heaven (Semiramis) and her son Tammuz, as is seen in the above verse from Jeremiah, and elsewhere.

Jeremiah 44:16-19
"As for the message that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you! But rather we will certainly carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, by burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princes did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had plenty of food and were well off and saw no misfortune. But since we stopped burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have met our end by the sword and by famine. And," said the women,"when we were burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and were pouring out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands that we made for her sacrificial cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her?"

The pagan traditions of the mystery religions have even been passed down to our children as they sing the little song that speaks of hot cross buns.

Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns
One a penny
Two a penny
Hot cross buns

If you have no daughters
Give them to your sons
One a penny
Two a penny
Hot cross buns

What does this mean “if you have no daughters, give them to your sons?” Remember, this was the celebration of the goddess of fertility and her son. By offering oblations of liquid and foods to Semiramis and Tammuz the people were asking for the gift of fertility. This fertility was petitioned from the goddess by offering drinks and cakes in order that their crops, livestock, and their own families might be blessed with abundance. Many a tradition that seems innocent today has found its origin in practices that are detestable to Yahweh.

This past week in New Orleans as the Mardi Gras celebrations began. Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday." It is a day of feasting and celebration just before the forty days of fasting and mourning begin on Ash Wednesday. This celebration is observed with much debauchery. There are homosexual events. There is a surfeit of sexually impure behavior. During Mardi Gras bead necklaces will be exchanged in return for sexual favors such as a woman exposing her breasts to any man (or woman) who would present the beads to them. It was out of this debauchery surrounding Mardi Gras that the x-rated videos Girls Gone Wild had their beginning.

The impure fruit of these celebrations are readily apparent, yet millions of Christians continue to participate in these celebrations which create a detestable mixture of the holy and the profane.

Tuesday, as the Mardi Gras parades were being held in New Orleans, seven people were shot along the parade route.

7 wounded by gunfire on Mardi Gras parade route
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press Writer Wed Feb 25, 6:52 am ET

NEW ORLEANS – The shootings of seven people, including a toddler, marred Fat Tuesday partying as ear-piercing gunfire sent revelers ducking for cover and brought Mardi Gras' final stream of truck floats to a horrifying halt.

The 20-month-old child was grazed by a bullet and wasn't seriously injured. Two suspects were in custody, police said.

Gunshots erupted near the Garden District about 1:40 p.m. as a stream of truck floats passed by after the last major parade, Rex, had ended. Thousands of people partied in the streets on the last day of Carnival before the violence broke out along the oak-lined Uptown streetcar line.
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Fat Tuesday is the last day of Carnival. The word carnival literally means "flesh rising." Seven is the number of finality. The Spirit is testifying that this nation is truly at the end of its carnival season. The hour of judgment is at hand. If you would escape the judgment, then heed the words of the Spirit of Christ. Come out of the sinful and corrupt practices of a religious system that has embraced all the mixture of Babylon. Come out of confusion, and be separate, for we serve a holy God.

II Corinthians 6:17
Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate ," says the Lord. "And do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you."

May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Darkness Draws Nearer - Part Two

The Darkness Draws Nearer - Part Two
Joseph Herrin (03-27-2013)

When two Jesuits meet, the devil is always there to make a threesome.
- old French proverb

Pope Francis I - Hidden Hand

As I mentioned in the preceding post, there has been so much occurring in recent days that I hardly know where to begin. Having written very little in the past six weeks, I am like a skin full of new wine that is about to burst. I have a desire to clear the slate; to unload my email inbox of various links and notes people have sent to me relating to current events. There are numerous things I want to share to apprise my brothers and sisters of the lateness of the hour and the encroaching darkness. Yet all is not bleak. Yahshua will meet the darkness with His light. Although the earth must pass through its darkest days now at the end of the age, the darkness will give way to the brilliance of the reign of Christ. Satan will establish his dark kingdom at this time, but it will be short lived. Satan’s dark kingdom wil be replaced with Yahshua’s enduring kingdom of light.

Revelation 21:23-25
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it. And in the daytime (for there shall be no night there) its gates shall never be closed...

To arrive at the appointed time for Christ’s kingdom of light, we must first pass through the darkness. This series aim is to reveal that Satan’s dark kingdom is rising, and it is doing so quite rapidly.

A brother in Christ sent me a link to an internet news site that contained the image of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio that is shown at the top of this post. Cardinal Bergoglio is now Pope Francis I. Why did the Illuminati controlled media choose this particular photo to show to the world the face of the new Pope? Bergoglio is clothed completely in black and his hand is hidden inside of his coat. In the book Dragon Flood I included a chapter that focused on the symbolism of the hidden hand. I will include an excerpt here.

The Hidden Hand

Salomon Rothschild

To clearly have unveiled to one’s eyes the vast deception that inundates the nations today the Christian must look beyond the realm of man to perceive those dark spiritual forces that have been at work among mankind since the fall of our first forebears in the Garden of Eden. Many people, and myriads of websites, books, and videos today are focused upon man’s part in the deception of this world. The Illuminati, Freemasonry, and organizations such as the Bildebergers, the Trilateral Commission, and the Counsel on Foreign Relations are real. These are instruments of Satan, pawns in his hand to accomplish his evil plans. However, if one does not perceive the hand behind these groups of men and women they will surely find it difficult to conceive of such wickedness being carried out over centuries, even millennia, ever marching forward to a goal...

About twenty years ago a friend presented to me a copy of the book The Unseen Hand: An Introduction to the Conspiratorial View of History by Ralph A. Epperson. It is an excellent book, extensively documented, revealing that there has been a cabal of international elites who have been orchestrating many world events for centuries. These men have started wars, overthrown governments, incited insurrections, and collapsed economies, all the while remaining unseen, hiding behind the visible governments and institutions of the nations.

Many governments, including that of America, are merely puppets of this secret cabal of hyper-wealthy bankers and industrialists. The reasons provided to the masses to justify wars and radical legislation are largely subterfuge and deceit. The citizenry are made to think that the national interests and security of their nation are under attack when the truth reveals that this is a ruse to further the ambitions and plans of an international coalition of men and women who believe it is their right to control the course of nations.

Although Epperson’s book was published in 1985, it is not difficult to perceive a continuance of the conspiratorial hand of a global elite in the last 27 years. The name of his book The Unseen Hand, is well chosen and insightful. Even as Satan seeks to operate through deception, so too do those servants of his among mankind seek to remain hidden, keeping their presence and activities obscured through deceit and anonymity.

Those who are in league with Satan have adopted the symbolism of the unseen hand to denote their occult (hidden from sight) activities. They have signaled their true allegiance and hidden agenda through symbols. A common symbol employed to denote that one is a servant of unseen masters is to have a picture or portrait made with one hand hidden inside of their clothing...

Napoleon Bonaparte

Although Ralph Epperson does an admirable job of revealing the hidden works of a secret government behind the visible governments of men, one thing you will not find in his book is a deeper delving to see that there is a further layer of control behind all. The Freemasons at the highest levels acknowledge a spiritual power that is directing them. The eye atop the pyramid on the Great Seal of the United States represents that spiritual being that is above all governments in this fallen world system. It is a symbol of Satan who parades himself as the all wise, all knowing, Grand Architect of the Universe.

The very word Mason is associated with building. All builders must be directed by a chief architect. The chief architect of the Freemasons is Lucifer. Only those who have passed through many degrees and have been deemed worthy and loyal, having their minds amenable to accept Lucifer as the god of light and truth, have the true character of Freemasonry revealed to them. Albert Pike, author of the encyclopedic Masonic tome titled Morals and Dogma stated that to the brothers of the 30th degree and above it could be divulged that their teachings were “Luciferian doctrines.” Satan is the great deceiver who deceives the whole world. He practices deception even upon his own followers.

II Corinthians 4:4
The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

In a well staged puppet show the one hand that is not seen is that of the puppet master. Today Satan is pulling the strings of mankind. Billions are dancing to his tune. Satan’s chief instrument to manipulate mankind and shape their actions is deception. He is like the Pied Piper. As he pipes his tune the masses of mankind are responding, following blindly wherever he leads.

George Washington Portrait by Charles Wilson Peale

In George Washington’s inaugural prayer, delivered on April 30, 1789, he included the following statement.

"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States."

It should be noted that George Washington did not once mention Jesus Christ in his inaugural prayer, nor the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understanding that he was a Freemason, whether he spoke with knowing intelligence, or in ignorance, that Invisible Hand guiding his actions was not Yahweh, but Lucifer. This makes his statement all the more troubling for those who are having their eyes opened to discern the truth of America’s founding.
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You can find the book Dragon Flood posted online at the following link:

That Pope Francis is a servant of Satan is an absolute certainty. He is been placed into the highest “visible” office of the Roman Catholic Church. He has become the face of religious Babylon, the Great Harlot of Revelation. Of this harlot we read:

Revelation 17:4-6
And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, and upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, "BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Yahshua.

In early 2010 I posted a writing on the subject of syncretism. One entry was titled The Harlot and the Scarlet Beast. It demonstrated visually the link between the Roman Catholic Church and the Scripture above, for the rulers of this apostate religious system are adorned in purple and scarlet.

Pope Benedict and Cardinals “Adorned in Scarlet and Purple”

“Having in Her Hand a Gold Cup of Abominations...”

The Jesuits, a religious order within the Roman Catholic Church, has been instrumental in shedding the blood of tens of thousands of the saints of Christ. The entire history of the Jesuits is exceedingly dark, and it is darkly foreboding that for the first time a Jesuit has been elected to the Papal throne.

There have been many unusual circumstances, and many firsts, surrounding the election and elevation of Pope Francis I at this time. Pope Benedict’s resignation was itself highly unusual for no Pope had resigned while in office since the year 1415 A.D.. Some other extraordinary facts are as follows:

Pope Francis I is the first Pope to ever be chosen from the Americas. He was born in Argentina in South America.

He is the first non-European Pope in approximately 1,300 years.

He is the first Pope named Francis.

He is the first Jesuit Pope.

Although neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the media have spoken of it, the latter two items are related. Please bear in mind that all occult groups that have Satan as their head practice lying and deception. It is the practice of Freemasons, Jesuits, etc., to provide one explanation to satisfy the masses, while the true meaning of a matter is reserved for those who are initiated into the secrets of the order.

It has been prominently mentioned that Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis because of his compassion for the poor which was exemplified in the life of St. Francis of Assissi. This explanation is an example of the lies practiced by occult groups. The very word “occult” means “beyond the range of ordinary knowledge, secret, hidden from view.”

For many years I have lived in or near the city of Macon, Georgia. This city was founded by Freemasons and the city plan was modeled after ancient Babylon, the latter fact attested to on chamber of commerce website for the city. The common explanation given for the naming of the city is that it was named after a politician from North Carolina whose last name was Macon. This is a ruse, a deliberate lie to satisfy the masses. Macon is the French word for Mason. Soon after Macon was founded the city fathers of this new town were visited by the celebrated French Freemason, the Marquis De Lafayette. I have studied Macon’s history and written extensively of its Masonic influence in the presentation titled Freemasonry - The Spirit of Babylon. Following is an excerpt:

Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons

God has placed me in an unusual place to gain firsthand an understanding of the true character of Freemasonry.

Macon, Georgia is a city manifesting an unusually high degree of influence by Masonry. Not only are numerous lodges to be found scattered throughout the city, some large both in size and influence, but the entire history of the City’s founding is marked by Freemasonry.

Macon was established in 1822 or 1823 and settled by many men who were members of Freemasonry.

A short distance away from the former Grand Lodge of Georgia in downtown Macon we find this historic marker that speaks about the local influence of Freemasonry. The inscription on the historical marker reads as follows:


Note both the early influence of Masonry in Macon, and the association with the French, as The Marquis De La Fayette was a famous French Mason.

Note also the close proximity of all of these occurrences. Macon is chartered in 1823 and named Macon. In 1824 the first lodge was organized. In 1825 the French Mason Marquis De La Fayette visits Macon.
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The naive may be persuaded to believe the lie that Macon was named after a politician from North Carolina, but those with insight will discern that the name was chosen because Macon is a Masonic city. Macon lies at the geographical center of the state of Georgia. The Grand Lodge of Georgia was located in this town. The Marquis De La Fayette visited Macon, and being a native French speaker he certainly understood the significance of the name of the city.

I share this bit of history to help you to perceive that the explanation provided for the name of the new Pope is subterfuge and deception. This name was NOT chosen to honor Francis of Assisi because Jorge Bergoglio is a humble and ascetic man with a heart of compassion for the poor of the earth. Bergoglio is a Jesuit. Being a Jesuit is part of his character. Jesuits take oaths of allegiance that are every bit as terrifying as the worst oaths of Freemasonry. Jesuits are bound to obedience to their order. No matter what the man’s position is in the church, he still must submit to the Jesuit Superior General, who at present is a man by the name of Adolfo Nicolas. (Same first name as Adolph Hitler)

To understand why the name Francis was chosen for Bergoglio one needs only a little familiarity with the history of the Jesuit order. The Society of Jesus, as it calls itself, was co-founded by Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xavier was one of the original group of seven Jesuits dedicated at Montmarte, France in the year 1534.

Francis Xavier spent much of his time as a Jesuit seeking to expand the power of the Roman church into Asia, particularly in the nation of India. In 1545, eleven years after dedicating himself to the Jesuit order, Francis Xavier wrote a letter to King John III of Portugal urging that the Inquisition be instituted in the Goa Province of India. John III granted Francis Xavier’s request, and this led to many heinous assaults upon the citizenry of this region.

Many forms of coercion were used to incite the Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian people of that area to convert to Roman Catholicism. Among the tactics used was making it illegal to employ anyone who was not a Roman Catholic. Denying someone the right to work because of their religious beliefs is strikingly reminiscent of what is prophesied in Scripture to occur in the last days. Without the mark of the beast no man will be able to buy or sell. It is not surprising that we should see men entering high offices of worldwide influence who are driven by this Satanic spirit of oppression.

Following is a statement from a man who studied in depth the Goa Inquisition:

I discovered that the Portuguese exported the Inquisition to Goa in the sixteenth century, and that many Indian Hindus were tortured and burnt at the stake for continuing to practice their religion. Muslim Indians were generally murdered right away or made to flee Goan territory...

I discovered that historians consider the Goa Inquisition the most merciless and cruel ever developed. It was a machinery of death. A large number of Hindus were first converted and then persecuted from 1560 all the way to 1812!

Over that period of 252 years, any man, woman, or child living in Goa could be arrested and tortured for simply whispering a prayer or keeping a small idol at home. Many Hindus -- and some former Jews, as well -- languished in special Inquisitional prisons, some for four, five, or six years at a time.
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People of God, the Goa Inquisition is the fruit of the man whom the present Pope has named himself after. The cruelty, wickedness, and violence of the Jesuits has found few parallels throughout human history. I must add that it was not just Muslims, Hindus, and Jews that were slaughtered, persecuted, or robbed of property and liberty by the perpetrators of the Inquisitions. No group suffered more than the Protestant Christians. The Roman Catholic Church, and the Jesuits, had an especial hatred for those who stood against the blasphemy, heresy, and diabolical acts of the Great Harlot. The words of John have been fulfilled as the whore of Rome has made herself drunk on the blood of the saints. Christians have been tortured, burned at the stake, beheaded, and sewn up into sacks and cast into rivers to drown, for offenses such as owning a portion of the holy Scriptures, or worshiping Christ without the sanction of the Roman church.

St. Peter’s Cathedral Struck By Lightning

Pope Benedict made his surprising announcement of his retirement on February 11, 2013. That same day a photographer captured an image of lightning striking the dome of St. Peter’s at the Vatican. This has prompted some to make mention of the symbolism of lightning in the Scriptures. Yahshua declared:

Luke 10:18
“I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.”

It would certainly be error to believe that Satan has not been present in the Vatican all along, but it does appear that the overt evil of the Roman Catholic Church is set to obtain a far greater manifestation in the earth. I had reported in a recent post about one of Pope Benedict’s last public appearances where he released a dove symbolizing peace. Before the dove could even clear the window from which it was released it was attacked by a seagull.

Pope Benedict Releases Dove

Seagull Attacks Dove

Seagulls are vicious birds that are known to attack other birds and to eat them. I see in this a testimony of this unclean bird that is Rome, attacking the Spirit led saints of Christ who are symbolized by the dove. This event takes on further significance due to something that was observed on the day Pope Francis’ election was announced. There is a chimney at the Vatican that is used to signal whether the Cardinals (also the name of a bird) have elected a new Pope. The ballots are burned after each vote. If a Pope has not yet been chosen chemicals are added to the fire to produce black smoke from the chimney. If a new Pope has been elected, a different combination of chemicals is added to make the smoke appear white.

Thousands were gathered at the Vatican, and all eyes were upon the chimney at the Sistine Chapel watching for the smoke signal when a seagull came and alighted on it.

This occurred on March 13, 2013, just prior to the election of the new Pope being signaled. This seems to be a foreboding sign of a much more predatory spirit being observed in the church in coming days.

Pope Francis’ election bears many evil omens. Not the least of which is that it is marked extensively with the number 13. As noted in the preceding post, the number 13 has come down to us as a number of ill omen. This is not merely superstition, for the Bible reveals a very clear correlation between the number 13 and apostasy, rebellion, corruption, and murder. The study of Gematria reveals a profound correlation between the descendants of Cain and the number 13. E.W. Bullinger in his excellent book Number in Scripture writes:

the names of the LORD's people are multiples of eight, while the names of those who apostatized, or rebelled, or who were in any sense His enemies, are multiples of thirteen.

The evidence Bullinger provides is too lengthy to cite here. You can review it at the link above. What I would emphasize here is that the descendants of the Cain line named in the book of Genesis are marked by the number 13. Cain was a murderer. Whom did he murder” He murdered one whose offering was acceptable unto Yahweh. It has also been those who have been approved by Yahweh who have been the chief focus of the Jesuit’s and Roman Catholic Church’s predations. They have figuratively become drunk on the blood of the Christ’s holy ones.

Pope Francis was elected on March 13, 2013. This date is twice marked with the number of apostasy, rebellion, corruption, and murder. The digits in the date 3-13-2013 add to the sum of 13. Bergoglio is 76 years old. (7+6=13). He is the first non-European Pope in approximately 1300 years. White smoke indicating that a new Pope had been selected was observed at 7:06 P.M. (Rome Time), again adding to 13. Bergoglio’s election and choice of the name Francis was officially announced at 8:13 P.M. local time in Rome.

That is a lot of 13s, yet there is one more that I will mention. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone served temporarily as interim Pope from the effective date of Pope Benedict’s resignation until the election of Pope Francis. The period of his service was 13 days. This finds a parallel in the fact that America’s Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, yet it was 13 years later, in 1789 when America’s first President and Congress entered into office. Satan’s works are marked by the number 13.

It has been noted by a remnant that Pope Francis I has begun his term by immediately laying emphasis on embracing all religions, particularly Islam. On March 22 the following news item was released by the Vatican press.

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis on Friday called for more intense dialogue between religious leaders, particularly Muslims, as he tries to recalibrate relations between the world's two largest religious groups.

Speaking in the Vatican's majestic Sala Regia, the Argentine pontiff said that part of his mission is to connect "all people, in such a way that everyone can see in the other not an enemy, not a rival, but a brother or sister..."

As today's world becomes "more interdependent," he added, it is necessary to "intensify dialogue among the various religions," particularly Islam. Francis also expressed appreciation for the "presence of so many civil and religious leaders from the Islamic world" at his installation Mass on Tuesday.

The deceit of these words is that the Pope would induce people who espouse to be Christians to embrace as brothers those who worship a god other than Yahweh, and who do not recognize Yahshua as the ONLY gate by which a man may approach the Father.

John 14:6
Yahshua said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

II Corinthians 6:14-18
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me," says the Lord Almighty.

People of God, pressure is increasing for the true followers of Yahshua to embrace false religion and belief. It is being declared that all people who are religious, whether Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc., are “people of faith.” The argument is being made that religious dogma is the source of world conflict and strife. Those who stand firm in their confession of Yahshua the Messiah as the ONLY way to the Father will be castigated, reproached as “haters,” and will become the chief focus of Satanic persecution in the dark days that are at hand.

Let me conclude this post by making mention of the symbol adopted by the Jesuit order.

Society of Jesus Emblem

The Roman Catholic Church is a modern incarnation of the ancient Babylonian mystery religion which focused on Sun worship. This is evident in the symbol above. The IHS is deceitfully declared to be a reference to the Latinized version of the Greek name Ihsous, which has come down in English as Jesus. This is yet one more example of the deception practiced by the servants of Satan. There are various other explanations of these letters which are used extensively throughout the Roman Catholic Church. Some relate them to the phrase Iesus Hominum Salvator, translated as” Jesus the Savior of men.” Others relate it to In Hoc Signo vinces, which are attributed to Constantine who said he was given a vision of a cross in the sky and heard these words which are translated, “In this sign, you will conquer.”

To understand the true meaning of these letters one has to go back to their origin. Alexander Hislop in his excellent book The Two Babylons points to the writing of early church father and Christian apologist Epiphanius who in the 4th century A.D. wrote a refutation of numerous heresies found throughout the church. One of these heretical groups were called Collyridians. There particular heresy was the worship of Mary as the Queen of Heaven. These Arabic “Christians” had merged the worship of Isis, the Egyptian queen of heaven, into Christianity, substituting Mary the Mother of Jesus for Isis.

Epiphanius wrote of little cakes that these worshipers offered to Mary/Isis. The queen of heaven has been worshiped from ancient times. In the Old Testament was called by the names Astarte and Ashtoreth, and in more modern days this name has come down to us as the Germanic Eostre, from which we derive the English name Easter.

Jeremiah 7:17-18
“Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven...”

In the time of the Roman Empire, when the Roman Catholic Church arose to prominence, Isis worship was very popular. Rome conquered Egypt, and spread many of Egypt’s teachings throughout the empire. The Roman Catholic Church followed the same pattern which is clearly attested to by the many Egyptian monuments, such as obelisks, that are centerpieces of Roman Catholic worship. Saint Peter’s Square contains a massive Egyptian Obelisk that was removed from the Egyptian city Heliopolis (literally, City of the Sun). There is another Egyptian obelisk outside of the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Church, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran.

The Collyridians, following the traditional worship of Isis, marked their cakes with the letters IHS. These letters stood for the three members of the Egyptian trinity of Isis, Horus, and Seb. More anciently, in Babylon, these names were Semiramis, Nimrod, and Tammuz. The disciples of Christ of Epiphanius’ day could look at the wafers, or cakes, inscribed with these letters, and recognize them for the idolatry they truly were. They rejected the practice of the Collyridians, but the Roman church embraced it, and it has now been accepted as Christian tradition due to its long history. Yet, profane tradition is still profane, no matter how ancient it is.

It really does matter whether you, as a disciple of Christ, participate in profane traditions. I encourage all sincere followers of Yahshua to distance yourselves from participating in the profane practices of Easter. Those who will not separate themselves from darkness when it is revealed to them will fall into greater darkness in the days ahead. If you would be delivered from the darkness that is coming, you must make choices that are at times costly, and little understood by others, as you separate yourselves from the dark works and practices that have infiltrated the church, while choosing to walk in the light of truth. If you want more information on the Satanic origins of Easter, I recommend to you the following writings:

Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter

Removing the High Places

People of God, we live in dark days, and they will get far darker yet. Satan is placing his emissaries in key positions to spread deception, wickedness, and apostasy. These same ones will play key roles in persecuting the holy saints of Christ.

To be continued...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

The Darkness Draws Nearer - Part One

Joseph Herrin (03-25-2013)

I hardly know where to begin. Events occurring in the world reveal that darkness is everywhere advancing. Satan’s servants are making final preparations. A New World Order led by diabolical men and women who are disciples of Lucifer is rising. The progress of the approaching darkness finds a visible parallel in the rise of One World Trade Center in New York City.

One World Trade Center Progress
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The entire complex where the tower resides is called the World Trade Center. The individual buildings are referenced by numbers. This tallest of the towers at the World Trade Center in Manhattan is referred to as One World Trade Center. It has already reached the apex of its habitable height as the top floor of the tower was put in place a few months ago. It topped out at 1,368 feet high. For the past few months construction has been going on apace on the communications tower that will rise a further 408 feet from the roof of this structure bringing the overall building height to 1,776 feet.

As in all things occult, a false, but seemingly credible, explanation is provided for the details of any symbol. The true meaning is hidden from the non-initiate. It is stated that the overall height of the tower was chosen as a reference to the year in which America’s Declaration of Independence was signed. There is some truth here, but if the observer has bought into the Satanic lies regarding America’s founding, and has accepted the delusion that America’s founding fathers were a group of Christian men who were seeking to establish a Christian nation, then Satan’s work of delusion has accomplished its purpose. Believing that America was founded as a Christian nation is akin to believing that the Jesuits are in fact a Society of Jesus.

I will not belabor the point by sharing the truth of America’s Masonic founding, or the anti-Christ views of men like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and others. For those interested in a true history of America, I recommend the recently posted book titled Dragon Flood. The truth will set you free from delusion.

The height of the building also corresponds to the year in which the Bavarian Illuminati was formed by Adam Weishaupt. The marks of the Illuminati, the servants of Satan, are found in profusion upon the One World Trade Center tower and the grounds throughout the complex.

I am persuaded that the progress of One World Trade Center has been planned by Satan and his servants to coincide with their plans for bringing forth a New World Order. The phrase New World Order is itself deceptive, for it is in truth a very old world order. In fact, what is being constructed by Satan finds its parallel in the first, and most prominent, tower construction made mention of in the Bible. Satan is seeking to re-establish Babylon on the earth, whose initial manifestation was observed in the construction of the Tower of Babel under the reign of Nimrod.

Artist’s Depiction of the Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:1-4
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. And it came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. And they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name...”

The phrase “a tower whose top will reach into heaven” is befitting a description of One World Trade Center. A recent post on the UK newspaper Daily Mail showed images of this tower at night with its top and growing spire poking through the clouds above Manhattan.

One World Trade Center at Night


I will repeat here a portion of a post on this highly symbolic tower, for the tower serves as a Luciferian announcement of the hour we are now living in and the things that his disciples are accomplishing. I will add some additional comments to this previously published information.

Satan was the chief architect of the Tower of Babel. He is the one Freemasons refer to as The Great Architect of the Universe. The universal image Satan has chosen to display his rule over mankind is found on the Great Seal of America. It is observed on the back of the one dollar bill. It too is a tower of great construction.

Great Seal of the United States of America

This image is based upon the Great Pyramid in Egypt. The Great Pyramid is missing its capstone. In Freemasonry and other esoteric groups, the various layers of the pyramid represent the initiates into a secret order. The higher up one goes, the more aware they are of the true mind (the “mysteries”) of Satan. Albert Pike, former Grandmaster of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America declared that to the brothers of the 30th degree and above it could be disclosed that their doctrines are in fact “Luciferian...”

The capstone can only be set upon the pyramid when all men have come under the rule of Satan. I recently came across a video showing a new commercial advertising The History Channel. This video is cunningly devised to both hide and reveal the fact that History has been “manufactured” by the Illuminati, and sold to the world. Watch the video that follows, looking intently at the symbolism, especially the pyramid with the detached capstone.

Even as the smokestack poured forth clouds of these Illuminati pyramid symbols, so too has the world been overshadowed with the poured out lies of Satan.

I John 5:19
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Revelation 12:9
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world...

Don’t be deceived by concluding that you have not been subject to the lies of Satan. They are all around you. They fill the very atmosphere in which you walk and breathe. You cannot watch the evening news, read a newspaper, watch a television show, listen to a radio broadcast, read a magazine or book, or engage in a conversation with other members of this fallen world without encountering the lies and deception of the great deceiver “who deceives the whole world.”

The earth is entering a time when the rule of Satan must once again come to its fullness upon the earth. Yahshua said that before His return the world would resemble the days of Noah. One characteristic of Noah’s day was nearly universal deception and wickedness.

Genesis 6:5
Then Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Though Satan’s emissaries cloak their actions in words of benevolence and righteousness, underneath is the true heart of their master. Satan comes only to kill, steal, and destroy. He is not, and never has been, the friend of mankind. The tower being built in New York serves as a symbol of the rising of Satan’s kingdom over the earth. It has been called “Freedom Tower,” but Satan comes only to enslave mankind. It is Christ who came to set men free.

On the Great Seal of the United States the capstone is pictured as an all seeing eye with rays of light radiating out from it. This bears a two-fold meaning. Satan claims to have all wisdom, to understand all mysteries, and to be able to pierce all darkness. He would like to portray himself as a being to whom nothing is hidden. Secondly, he would portray himself as a source of light to mankind. Satan is depicted as Prometheus, whose statue is set in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Prometheus Bringing Fire to Mankind

Those who understand the mysteries of the Luciferian doctrines know that Satan would cast himself in the light of the friend of man when he tempted Adam and Eve to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Albert Pike said that it is Jehovah who is the evil god, depicting Yahweh’s judgment upon Satan by casting him out of heaven as cruel and unjust. Lucifer is presented by his disciples as the friend of man, bringing light to the world.

The statue of Prometheus bringing fire down from heaven and giving it to mankind, is one of the most evident pieces of art found on the Rockefeller Center complex. It is a re-telling of the story of Lucifer who offered to mankind forbidden knowledge. An Internet website shares the following commentary on this statue found on the Rockefeller property.

This statue depicts Prometheus, a Titan of Greek mythology known for his great intelligence. He has however betrayed the god Zeus by stealing fire and giving it to mankind. He is credited to have taught mankind the arts of civilization such as writing, mathematics, agriculture, medicine, and science. Zeus then punished Prometheus for his crime by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day.

Paul Manship’s sculpture featured in the Sunken Plaza of the Rockefeller Center portrays Prometheus holding the fire stolen from Zeus and gliding towards humanity. He lies inside a ring in which are outlined the signs of the Zodiac. Behind the statue is an inscription saying:

“Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends.”

Substitute the name Prometheus for Lucifer, and you will perceive the true substance of this monument. Lucifer was judged by God, not for a benevolent act on behalf of mankind. Lucifer’s fall actually occurred prior to Adam and Eve’s residency in Eden. It is described by the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 14:12-14
"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'”

Satan is seeking to sell an image of himself as a benevolent friend to mankind. No doubt this is why Yahshua was so blunt in speaking the truth about this angelic rebel.

John 8:44
“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.”

 John 10:10
"The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy...

I had recently been seeing advertisements for a new movie that is now out on DVD that is titled Prometheus. Knowing that Prometheus is an occult personification of the image Satan has created for himself, a heavenly being who was horribly and unrighteously judged by the god of heaven for a gift to mankind, I found the timing of this movie’s release interesting. I wanted to find out a bit more about it and came across the following short video that was released as a promo for the movie. As you watch it, bear the following in mind:

Peter Weyland, the super wealthy industrialist and businessman speaking, is a type of those corporate masters today who are enthralled with Lucifer. They have become Lucifer’s champions, and Yahshua’s enemies. Pride and deceit are their cloak. Peter Weyland ends this short diatribe by declaring, “If you will indulge me, I would like to change the world.” This is precisely the attitude of that cabal of the world’s super wealthy who are seeking to bring forth a New World Order.

In one part of the movie, a much older Peter Weyland addresses the crew of the space ship named Prometheus who have been sent out to make contact with the “gods” who seeded life on Earth. He speaks the following words.

The Titan Prometheus wanted to give mankind equal footing with the gods. For that, he was cast from Olympus. Well, my friends, the time has finally come for his return.

Once more, substitute the name Lucifer, or Satan, for Prometheus, and you will understand better the hour in which you live. (In the movie the first image of the captain of the ship Prometheus shows him adorning a small Christmas tree after having awakened from a two year sleep during their journey. This scene is a senseless anomaly, unless you understand the link between Prometheus/Lucifer and the Christmas tree. I recommend the following post to you and pray that you will never again set up a Christmas tree in your home.)

Realize that Satan firmly controls Hollywood. He uses the movies as a channel to broadcast his words and thoughts to mankind. Through the movie Prometheus Satan is announcing that the time is at hand for his ascension. This is the meaning of the images of the Phoenix rising from the fire that have been displayed at a recent Super Bowl half-time show, and during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.


Let us return to the symbolism of the One World Trade Tower.

On the top of One World Trade Center an unusual, but highly symbolic, device will be placed. A spire will rise from the roof of the building. This spire is being constructed at this very moment and will reach its final height in a few weeks.

One World Trade Center Spire Under Construction

Toward the top of the spire will be a light that will be lit at night. It will be an exceptionally brilliant light, drawing all eyes to its splendor. It is a perfect parallel to the light coming from the top of the pyramid on the Great Seal of America. It will serve as a symbol of Lucifer being the “Light Bringer” to all mankind.

Spire Atop One World Trade Center
(Image from Architects Skidmore, Owens and Merrill)

I would add here another example of Satan’s deceit. Underneath the grounds of the World Trade Center a massive transportation hub is being built. The entrance to this subterranean portal is being called “the Oculus.” Oculus is the Latin word for “eye.” The reason that this hub has been given this name is apparent from the following recent image.

Oculus Under Construction

Note the eye shape of the opening to this portal. Eye’s have previously served as symbols at this location. The all seeing eye atop the pyramid on the Great Seal is modeled after the Eye of Horus. Horus was an ancient Egyptian deity, part of the Satanic trinity of Isis, Horus, and Seb.

During the early days of construction of the tower a service was held in which the Eye of Horus was formed on the grounds of this complex. Men marching in formation became the medium by which Satan drew this symbol upon the ground.

Eye of Horus Dedication Ceremony

Note also that the location of the World Trade Center has become known as “Ground Zero.” The men in the video are marching around a circle, which is the symbol for “zero.” Alexander Hislop in the book The Two Babylons includes the following note on the ancient meaning of zero.

In our own language we have evidence that Zero had signified a circle among the Chaldeans; for what is Zero, the name of the cypher, but just a circle?... Zero in this sense had evidently come from the Chaldee zer, “to encompass...” As he who by the Chaldeans was regarded as the great “Seed,” was looked upon as the Sun incarnate, and as the emblem of the Sun was a circle, the hieroglyphical relation between zero, “the circle,” and zero, “the seed” was easily established.
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Alexander Hislop provides much more information on the name Zero, showing it to be the root from which the pagan Zoroaster is derived. Hislop goes on to write:

Zoroaster was an Assyrian or Chaldean and he was the founder of the idolatrous system of Babylon, and therefore Nimrod.
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Hislop provides much historical evidence in his book that Nimrod was the originator of the Babylonian mystery religions. This religion was antithetical to the worship of Yahweh, for it held Lucifer, in various guises, as the principle deity of its worship. The Scriptures declare that Nimrod was the founder of Babel, the site of the ancient tower of Babel.

Genesis 10:8, 10
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth... The beginning of his kingdom was Babel...

Hislop shows that Nimrod was worshiped as Zoroaster whose symbol was a circle. In an ancient foreshadowing of this present hour, Nimrod served as Satan’s emissary on the earth. Nimrod was the Beast, and Satan the Dragon. “That which has been is that which will be. There is nothing new under the Sun.”

Revelation 13:3-6
And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" And there was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies; and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.

People of God, the words recorded by John above are very soon to be fulfilled. We are seeing a rising arrogance among world leaders, including America’s leaders, toward Yahshua and the righteousness revealed in the Bible. Christian belief is being expunged from society. Soon there will be open persecution of all those who stand in truth and who promote righteousness. The tabernacle of God is His people. These are the true disciples of Yahshua who are seated in the heavens at the right hand of the Father. Satan and his disciples will speak blasphemous things against them. You need to be prepared to stand firm in the approaching hour.

Revelation 12:11
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death.”

By placing the symbol of the Zero at Ground Zero (as seen in the video above), and building this occult tower with all of its inherent symbolism, Satan is announcing the rebuilding of Babel, a world kingdom where all men are united under his rule through the governance of his appointed human emissaries.

Returning to the Oculus, it should be noted that this “eye” is literally a portal to the underworld. This is the dragon’s eye, an entrance to the dragon’s lair. Contained in this transportation hub will be access to 13 subway rail lines. (See link)

The number 13 is specifically linked to Satan in the Scriptures.

As to the significance of thirteen, all are aware that it has come down to us as a number of ill-omen. Many superstitions cluster around it, and various explanations are current concerning them...

We must go back to the first occurrence of the number thirteen in order to discover the key to its significance. It occurs first in Gen 14:4, where we read "Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they REBELLED."

Hence every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea.
[Source: E.W. Bullinger, Number in Scripture]

It requires 13 witches to convene a coven. Witches perform their rites within a circle drawn in the earth. Here, at Ground Zero, there will be a circular form permanently inscribed in the earth. It will lead to 13 subway lines. What is being constructed is far more than a transportation hub. It will be a hub to disseminate Satanic influence throughout the world.

This Satanic eye is to be disguised as a heavenly dove on its surface. The ocular hole in the ground is to be covered with an immense steel framework whose designer intended to evoke images of a dove being released into flight.

Oculus Above Ground Design

This is one more example of Satan’s cunning. Yahshua testified that Satan is a murderer, and that he comes ONLY to kill steal and destroy. Satan is also the great deceiver that deceives the whole world. He has sold the world an image of his servants as peacemakers (Remember Barack Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for no apparent reason?) when they are in fact the enemies of peace. The world is deceived as they follow after the disciples of Satan who wage wars for peace, and slaughter millions in the name of preserving freedom. How fitting to have the dragon’s eye that leads to the underworld masked by an image of a white dove of peace!

This subway station has been under construction since 2005, and is slated to be opened to service in 2015. Satan has timed the progress of this monument to coincide with his work of bringing all mankind under his rule. Day after day we are seeing evidence of darkness increasing. The plans of Satan are advancing to once again establish his rule over all the earth. Babylon is rising. The days are growing darker. Sin and wickedness are increasing. Yet Christ will shine brightly in the coming hour through a remnant of His people who have given their lives to follow Him wholly.

Isaiah 60:1-2
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you.”

To Be Continued...

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