Category Spiritual Warfare

Did Satan Divide the Realms of Heaven and Earth?

Chapter 5: Satan Caused the Two Realms of Corrupting the Image 2: Hybrids, Hades, and the Mt Hermon Connection

Before Adam ate the forbidden fruit, the heavenly (spiritual) dimension and the earthly dimension were one realm—one domain, one plane of existence in which God, angels and man had open communication and relationship; There was no separation between the spiritual realm and the physical realm. There was perfect compatibility and agreement between them, an idea also found in Mesopotamian literature: “Heaven talked with Earth. Earth talked with Heaven.”[1] God walked in the Garden, and man was able to look at his face and endure God’s fire and lightning. (See Appendix 2 Angel Freewill).

Garden of Eden in Earthly and Heavenly Domains.

Man’s transgression brought decay, degeneration and death. God’s perfection and the fallen physical, earthly realm became incompatible. Now God’s fiery presence would scorch the ground like when He descended on Mt. Sinai (Ps 97:5). In the same way, the elements will melt when Jesus returns (2 Pet 3:10). Now man could no longer see God’s face and live. The Garden of Eden, where God, angels and man could commune together was gone. Open, unveiled fellowship became impossible.

This divide of heaven and Earth caused by Satan (Enlil) was recorded by the ancient Sumerians. Samuel Kramer notes: “Anu (the creator god) carried off heaven while Enlil carried off the earth and assumed most of An’s powers.”[2] Likewise, Xianhuan Wang adds: “Enlil … was at about the same time cosmologically considered the deity who separated Heaven from Earth and Earth from Heaven.”[3]

When God came in the Garden in the cool of the evening, Adam and Eve were compelled to hide themselves. Why? The first sign of disconnect was they realized they were naked. They had been clothed with light like God covers himself “with light as with a garment” (Ps 104:2). They observed the glow in which they had previously been clothed was fading; their biophotons were beginning to diminish, a concept I explored in depth in Corrupting the Image, Vol. 1.

This reality was displayed after Moses spent forty days with God and upon coming down the mountain, he “did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him” (Exod 34:29). When the congregation saw him, “The skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him” (Exod 34:30), which led Moses to “put a veil on his face” (Exod 34:33). Paul tells us that Moses “put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away” (2 Cor 3:13). That is, the glow in his face began to wane. Thus, once Adam and Eve transgressed, death entered their bodies and the connection to God broke. Satan’s slander which led to their transgression set in motion a chain of events that affected them and the entirety of creation.

Ground is Cursed

God did not curse the ground because of Adam; rather, like a reporter, He simply presented the consequence of the degenerative decay-death reaction that Adam triggered (Gen 2:17). God said, “Cursed is the ground for your sake” (Gen 3:17). The Hebrew word “for your sake,” is ba’avurecha [בַּֽעֲבוּרֶ֔ךָ]. It comes from the root, ayin, beth, resh [עבר]. It is the same root as the word: Hebrew. It means to cross over, pass. TWOT defines it: “Because of, for, intent that, for —’s, sake.[4]

TWOT explains Adam’s relationship with the Earth:

“ădāmâ. Ground, land, planet. Originally this word signified the red arable soil … The Bible makes much of the relationship between man (’ādām) and the ground (’ădāmâ). Initially, God made ’ādām out of the ’ădāmâ to till the ’ădāmâ (Gen 3:23, to bring forth life). The ’ădāmâ was God’s possession and under His care (Gen 2:6). Thus, the first ’ādām (the man, Adam) and his family were to act as God’s servants by obeying Him in maintaining the divinely ordained and intended relationships vertically and horizontally. As long as this condition was sustained, God caused the ’ădāmâ to give its fruitfulness (blessing) to ’ādām. Then came sin. The unit ’ādām (Adam and Eve; see also (Rom 5:12) violated the created structure. The ’ădāmâ, henceforth, brought forth thorns and thistles rather than freely giving fruit (Gen 3:17). Since ’ādām had disrupted the paradisiacal life-producing state, he was driven off the paradisiacal ’ădāmâ and sentenced to return to the ’ădāmâ (Gen 3:19). He was driven to it rather than it being given to him.”[5]

God created Adam from the adamáh; Adam was the earth-man, the federal head of creation. Adam and the adamáh were linked physically and hence their fates were linked. When Adam ate from the fruit, death, degeneration and decay happened upon Adam and upon the Earth and material cosmos as well. Decay permeated the entire creation from the invisible world of cells and DNA to all the animals, birds and fish which God had formed out of the adamáh.[6] Degeneration began within all living and non-living matter; the atoms of every tree, flower, blade of grass, rock, mountain, planet and star. The complete composition of all physical creation became incompatible with God’s fiery presence.[7]

Release of an alpha particle.

Degeneration of rocks has been observed when alpha particles escape, leaving them slightly radioactive. Nuclear physicist Dr. Robert Gentry has examined over 100,000 discolorations in minerals and discovered a process of decay that happened close to the formation of the Earth in granite rocks around the world. He writes that “in some thin samples of certain minerals, notably mica, there can be observed … concentric dark and light circles.” [8] He describes how radiohalos, which are etched within granite, Earth’s foundation rocks, “are beautiful microspheres of coloration, halos, produced by the radioactive decay of primordial polonium, which is known to have only a fleeting existence.”[9] (See Figure 17 on adjacent page). During an interview with Research Communications Network in 1997, Dr. Gentry said, “Some halos (‘polonium’ halos) imply a nearly instantaneous crystallization of Earth’s primordial rocks: and this crystallization must have occurred simultaneously with the synthesis/creation of certain elements.” [10]

Dr. Gentry’s work strongly suggests that the Earth went from a perfect and “decayless” state to one of decay very quickly and early in the history of the planet. Because God repeatedly declared the Earth and all therein to be good (Gen 1:10, 12, 18) at every stage of its creation and then very good at its completion (Gen 1:31), the process of death, decay and degeneration (radioactivity) came into effect because of Adam, because all of creation shares Adam’s fate: when Adam fell, creation fell; when Adam (mankind) is restored, creation is also restored.This is why Paul said:

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now (Rom 8:19–22) (Emphasis mine).

BDAG Greek-English lexicon defines “corruption” (Greek word phthora φθορά) as a “breakdown of organic matter, dissolution, deterioration, corruption.” A term that encapsulates the idea of “bondage of corruption” is degeneration. Because of the Fall, the Earth itself is now in a state of degeneration, whereas before, it had been generative.

The Earth is now longing to be freed (not destroyed) into the glorious liberty of the sons of God (Rom 8:19–22), which will occur in conjunction with the resurrection and return of Jesus, when the sons of God (believers) receive their new bodies. The decay (corruption) latent in the Earth will be reversed so that we will live on the same ball of dirt that God created in the beginning. The veil in the tabernacle was a copy of the things in heaven (Heb 8:5). The tearing of the first veil (not in the holy of holies) is a picture of the literal veil that will be torn (Isa 64:1) and rolled up (Isa 34:4; 2 Pet 3:10).

The Veil Between Heaven and Earth

After God announced the consequences of man’s actions, God had to remove Himself from his own creation, lest his fire destroy it. [11] This removal is what the Scriptures call the veil. It is what marks the boundary between our earthly, physical domain and the spiritual domain. Isaiah first spoke of its removal:

“And He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, And the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces” (Isa 25:7–8).

The prophet Isaiah also pined: “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down” (Isa 64:1). Whatever the veil is, it can be torn and removed. There are four other distinct places where the veil (heavens) was opened:

  • Ezekiel: “I saw the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God” (Ezek 1:1).
  •  “Jesus came up … and the heavens were opened to Him” (Matt 3:16).
  • Stephen: “I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” (Acts 7:55–56).
  • John: “I saw heaven opened … Jesus was on a white horse” (Rev 19:11).

Layering techniques in animation can help us visualize the separation. In the Figure 18 graphic, there are four distinct cel layers (cel animation is the art of creating 2D animation by hand on sheets of transparent plastic called “cels”).[12] The superposition of the cels creates the composite picture for the animated story. Before the fall of Adam and Eve, the heavenly or spiritual layer and the earthly layer were superimposed, creating a shared composite picture. After the Fall, those of us in the earthly layer can no longer see into the heavenly layer. When Jesus returns, the layers will merge back together.

Animation in Layers.

Comparison of Heavenly and Earthly Dimensions.

Thus, Adam and Eve witnessed the veil close like a great curtain, and the realm behind it became blocked from their sight. Spatially, nothing had moved; the realms were on top of one another, yet separated dimensionally by a veil, like a membrane, barring passage between the domains. God had to drive them from the Garden and place a barrier to the tree of life, lest they take of it and live forever in their fallen state (Gen 3:23–24). Mankind has searched the world over and that tree is nowhere to be found because it does not exist in our realm or dimension, which is our plane of existence. Since that time, the cosmos has existed as two realms—the one in which we live, and the other where spirit-based beings live and where God’s presence is manifest. The one realm split into two: the earthly dimension is what Satan rules, he is the god of this world; the heavenly or spiritual dimension is where God rules. (God rules all, of course, but Satan has authority in the earthly realm.)

When the Garden and the heavenly domain disappeared before their eyes like a scroll being unrolled in front of them,[13] this might have been the first time hot tears streamed down their cheeks; it would also be the last time they would see God’s face.[14]

The Veil Limits Satan

The closing of the veil not only protects creation from God’s fiery presence, but it also severely limits Satan’s access to this domain. Satan and his rebels can still see us,[15]and their proximity can be felt (Job 4:15). They can afflict man with disease as well as control the weather (Matt 8:16, 24), as we will explore in detail later. They are able to gain more access through occult séances, blood sacrifices (in their honor), drugs, and perhaps under other conditions for brief durations. However, Satan’s communication between the realms is greatly limited. We will see how he and his rebels will continue to strive to maintain communication and open the Gates of Hades.

God wants to reunite the celestial realm with the earthly realm so that we can walk and fellowship with God and enjoy the pleasures at his right hand. Satan wants to prevent the day when Jesus opens the heavens and his heavenly tabernacle so that fire descends upon the Earth. Jesus was pining for that day when he said: “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” (Luke 12:49). When Jesus comes back, “He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, And the veil that is spread over all nations” (Isa 25:7). The sky will recede like a scroll (Rev 6:14), and he will “rend the heavens and come down” (Isa 64:1). The veil between heaven and Earth, between our domain and God’s, will dissolve and the two dimensions will become one again.


[1] The Xianhua Wang Metamorphosis of Enlil in Early Mesopotamia Pg. 152

[2] Kramer, Samuel Noah The Sumerians The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1963. Pg. 37-41.

[3] Krebernik transcribed Obv. Col. 2 lines 5-9 of IAS 113 as, “UDKIŠ.NUN GAL nu-nám-NAGAR GAL du11-TUKU DU6-GAG-GAG UD UNU-ta LAGAB ki UD-ta LAGAB, as dEn-líl en nu-nam-nir en du11-ga nu-gi4-gi4 an ki-ta bad ki an-ta bad” Xianhua Wang The Metamorphosis of Enlil in Early Mesopotamia. Pg. 100.

[4] TWOT ‘ābûr is a preposition and conjunction always used with the prefix bĕ to express causal, purposive, and resultative relationships in agreement with the meanings of the root term ‘ābar “movement from one to another,” as from purpose (or cause) to accomplishment (or result).

[5] TWOT Adama

[6] Gen 2:19

[7] Isa 30:33; Ezek 1:26-27; Dan 7:9, 10

[8] R. V. Gentry, Annual Review of Nuclear Science 23 (1973), Pg.347.

[9] www.halos.com/index.htm.

[10] Ibid.

[11] Ex 19:18; Deut 4:11; Ps 97:3-5, 104:32, 144:5; Dan 7:9-11.

[12] https://conceptartempire.com/cel-animation/

[13] Isa 34:4; Rev 6:14

[14] Luke 3:38; John 1:18, 6:46; 1John 3:2

[15] 2Kgs 6:17

Taking America’s Temperature: Gay Activists Visiting White House Take Photos Flipping Off Reagan Portrait

If your child is looking ill, you most likely reach for the thermometer to qualify just how sick he or she is. If the temperature is only slightly elevated, then a little rest might suffice. However, if it is too high then a rush to the emergency room is needed.  A recent article on the Blaze is essentially giving us the temperature of America – and America is very ill. It is reported that “an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack

Shameful Actions by Gay Activists in the White House

Shameful Actions by Gay Activists in the White House

Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception….some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.” I would argue that America’s temperature is not just slightly elevated, but is well over 105 degrees thereby deeming our temp in the critical-life threatening category.

A nation and even politicians will always have detractors, so I am not concerned that some people may not like certain presidents. However, I am very concerned that a gay activist party was actually held in the White House. That means that our highest leader, has completely sanctioned and endorsed such blatant sin.  I can only wonder how much more God will put up with such rebellion.

I am teaching through the book of Ezekiel  and quite frankly, the parallels between Judah and the US are scary. God lays all of Judah’s sins on the line for all to see. Idolatry, sexual perversion (including bestiality c.f. Ezek 23:20)  and abortion were rampant. Do we not also see such things happening right here in America, where we have enjoyed tremendous blessings? “For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.” (Ps 135:4 NKJV) If God was willing to chastise the people that he loved and had elected to be a special treasure above all the nations of the earth, what will He do to America, a nation that He has not specifically chosen? Here is what He says concerning his elect, Israel, His chosen people:

And He said to me, “Have you seen [this,] O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. “Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.” (Ezek 8:17-18 NKJV)

 


I encourage you to read the book of Ezekiel for you will not see a vindictive, wrathful God who can hardly wait to zap people that get out of line. Rather, you will see God’s heart on His sleeve. The people that He had chosen to be a special treasure to Himself, a prized possession, a lover, a friend, had turned their backs on the very one who had brought them to the land and had filled it with blessings. “He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power,” (Deut 4:37 NKJV) They were cheating on the one that loved them more than any other. God states “I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols…”  (Ezek 6:9 NKJV) God had done so much for them, like a lover who had crossed high mountains and fought savage beasts to be with the one he loves only to find that after the honeymoon, his cherished wife is enamored with another and no matter how many times he has tried to reconcile the cheating, she continues and even worsens. Yet, because she has a multitude of lovers, many children are borne to her and as a result, she kills them because they are inconvenient. This is what happened in the days of Judah – and it wasn’t just one group of people on the fringe, but from the highest leaders down to the average inhabitant, all had acted wickedly. “because of all the evil of the children of Israel and the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger–they, their kings, their princes, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And they have turned to Me the back, and not the face; though I taught them, rising up early and teaching [them,] yet they have not listened to receive instruction. (Jer 32:32-33 NKJV)

As if their adultery and idolatry were not enough, they even murdered their children: “they built the high places of Baal which [are] in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through [the fire] to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.’ (Jer 32:35 NKJV)

God took the murder of these children very personally by pointing out that the children were in fact His children. “Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. [Were] your [acts] of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through [the fire?]” (Ezek 16:21 NKJV)

We would like to imagine that American is more civilized than Judah because we don’t have shrines on every high hill nor do we sacrifice our children to Molech by burning them. Yet, all of these things and more happen right here in America and have been occurring for decades. I suspect that the time of America’s fall is near. America is the leading exporter of pornography. America is murdering approximately 800,000  to upwards of 1.2 million babies per year. Think about that – the ancient Judeans would have blushed to consider such a staggering number! That would have likely exceeded the total population of the entire country! America has murdered over 50 million babies since 1973. We are many times over more wicked than the nation of Judah. If God did not spare His elect, what will he do to us?

Will the end of America come like Sodom and Gomorrah? San Francisco has legalized public nudity and the city is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world.Public Nudity in San Francisco

Provoking God with Public Nudity in San Francisco?

“The expressions on their faces give them away. They parade their sin around like Sodom; they don’t even try to hide it. How horrible it will be for them, because they have brought disaster on themselves!” (Isa 3:9 ISV)

The writing is on the wall for all to see: America is filled with idolatry, sexual perversion, murder of the unborn and open and blatant homosexuality endorsed by the highest leader of the land. Just like Judah, the message is clear: “Then it was so, after all your wickedness–‘Woe, woe to you!’ says the Lord GOD– “[that] you also built for yourself a shrine, and made a high place for yourself in every street. “You built your high places at the head of every road, and made your beauty to be abhorred. You offered yourself to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your acts of harlotry. (Ezek 16:23-25 NKJV).

America has a fatally-serious temperature. In fact, I believe that America will not recover from this yet there is hope for the individual. I believe the corruption has spread to every fiber of our society so much so that we are rarely shocked by what is happening. We do not see evil for what it is any more. Our response, ought to be to tell people the bad news and the good news. The bad news is that our society is evil through and through and that personal repentance is necessary. The good news is that God will forgive all who call upon him in truth. America will not, in my opinion, recover from this illness, but each person can still be made whole by coming to the Creator and asking for forgiveness.

Tell them, “As certainly as I’m alive and living,” declares the Lord God, “I receive no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, my pleasure is that the wicked repent from their behavior and live. Turn back! Turn back, all of you, from your wicked behavior!”? (Ezek 33:11 ISV)

Has God Said to Not Pray for America?

We are told in in I Thessalonians to “pray without ceasing” yet there are times when we are to cease from praying for certain people under certain circumstances. Three times in the book of Jeremiah God told Jeremiah to not pray for the people:

  • Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you. (Jeremiah 7:16)
  • So do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry out to Me because of their trouble. (Jeremiah 11:14)
  • Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for this people, for their good. (Jeremiah 14:11)

We might think that this was awfully cruel on God’s part – after all, what if they had wanted to repent? However, when we consider what they were doing then things come into focus:

Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? (Jeremiah 7:17)
The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven. And they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger. (Jeremiah 7:18)

Ancient Abortion - Burning Image of Molech with baby

Lest we think that God destroyed them for merely making some cakes…and because the God of Israel is some kind of I-am-insecure-in-my-godhood kind of God consider the atrocities that they were doing in relation to this queen of heaven and the other gods that they were worshiping:

 

And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind. (Jeremiah 7:31)

Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have known; and because they have filled this place with the blood of innocents, and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind- (Jeremiah 19:4, 5)

God was patient with Judah giving them time to repent of their actions. He sent them prophets telling them to change their ways. Though there were brief moments of repentance, the nation continued in its rebellion and thirst for blood.

So, if that is what God did with His own people Israel, whom He had chosen to be the recipients of the Oracles of God, then what should we expect here in America where we have aborted millions and millions of babies? Do we really think that God is just going to pass us by? The question I wrestle with is how should I pray for America? When I see all of the disasters happening how should I pray? Can I really pray for mercy when we kill our own young in the womb! In the ancient world unwanted babies were given to false gods to be burned, something, we tell ourselves that we would never do. And yet, are we not

Baby at eight weeks

committing an even worse atrocity? We have gone far beyond what the ancients were doing …we have mastered the practice by making it respectable, and “about choice” – it has become convenient. Still, there is a precious life in the womb made in God’s image. We don’t burn the baby outside of the womb in the burning hot arms of Molech while the drums are beating but in the tranquility of a nice sterile operating room with a nurse telling the woman that it is OK because it is her body and she has the right to choose – all the while the baby

Baby Aborted in Second Trimester

inside her is being either sucked apart, pulled apart of burned with a saline solution! God cares about the preborn and to date there have been over 50 million according to Answers.com! “Abortion statistics are never specific, as the procedure is protected under the right to privacy laws. However, it has been estimated that 3,000 are done daily. If you multiply that by the number of years that aborion has been legal, you get a large number. If you’re curious, I guess you could multiply 3,000 x (years abortions has been legal) x 365 (to show the daysin those years) + 3,000 x a few days (for Leap Days).  If you’re not satisfied with this answer (I’m not), check this out. The Alan Gutmacher Institute, a leading proponent of abortion on demand, claims that there have been more than 50 million abortions in the U.S. since Roe Vs. Wade.”

So, the question remains: what is God going to do about America? Is our former righteousness sufficient? I think not. Even Israel and Judah’s elect status was not enough to save them from judgment. I believe that America will be judged in the very near future and it has perhaps already begun. People may still repent and be saved but I believe that the age of God’s blessing in America is at an end. If we look back to the days of Jeremiah, we might say that the Babylonians have already begun marching and will be here soon. Now is the time to get right with your Creator.

 

 

Hypnotic States Of Americans

Roy Masters Sean Hannity “Hypnotic States Of Americans”

Sean Hannity interviews hypnotist and psycho-spiritual adviser Roy Masters about his book “Hypnotic States of Americans”. The book describes the principles of mass hypnosis and political movements.

A demonstration of the discussed principles of hypnosis can be seen here:

Hypnotic States Of Americans – Hypnosis Demonstration

Part Fourteen: The Counterfeit Rapture

Chapter Fourteen

Corrupting the Image: Angels, Aliens, and the Antichrist Revealed

“Her seed brought forth the Savior; Satan’s seed will bring the Destroyer.”

Not only are demons (sons of God) manifesting in the heavenlies, but they are also sending messages to many on earth, which reveals their true character. In general the entities are communicating that the earth will soon go through a period of cataclysmic changes. The descriptions they give are what the Bible refers to as the Great Tribulation. However, these so called “aliens” are nothing more than demons pretending to be from some other galaxy. Their messages, as we will see, consist of some basic ideas that are the diabolical mirror to the Bible.

  • Cataclysmic events will come upon the earth
  • They will help us overcome those events
  • They will take those that can’t or won’t evolve to the next level
  • Those that remain get to evolve to the next level now
  • A man from among us will be raised up with special powers and knowledge

In historical studies, the strongest type of witness we can have is what is referred to as a hostile witness. A hostile witness is when someone’s enemies (or perhaps competition) are forced to admit certain things about that person that are not in their best interest to say. [i]

Satan, in a sense, has proven the rapture event by the messages that his horde have been giving over the years. Clearly, their messages, as they are given, are full of lies. Nevertheless, they do include some elements of truth, which is always the point of a deception. That there will be an “evacuation” of the earth is certain as we learn from Scripture: “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,” (1 Thessalonians 4:17). The truth of that verse is proven by the lies that are being told by the “aliens”. In effect, they are getting the world ready for what is coming so that when it does happen people will not likely consider the biblical rapture as an option.

The enemy undoubtedly will have a counter explanation ready for when that happens; after all, he has read the Bible too. “Missiologist Ralph Winter estimated in early 2001 that there are 680 million ‘born again’ Christians in the world, and that they are growing at about 7% a year. This represents about 11% of the world’s population and 33% of the total number of Christians (based on the UN projected world population of 6.301 billion for mid-2003.)” [ii] In 2010 the population was 6.856 Billion and assuming (conservatively) that the percentages had stayed the same, then 754 million people were born again followers of Jesus. These followers will be taken from the earth in a flash.

While born again followers of the Lord Jesus Christ will not be here to see what follows, we can safely conclude that some time shortly after the rapture, the demons will most likely appear to the world as the saviors of the world and will provide an answer for the disappearance of over 700 million people worldwide. Many believe that the aliens/demons will say that they were the ones that seeded the planet (were the creators of man) and have returned to help in our hour of greatest need. The reason that most of the world will not immediately turn to the God of heaven and earth following the rapture is because the enemy has been conditioning people for just such an event. The rapture is certain in that God has clearly said it would come to pass; therefore, Satan (as the father of lies, cf. John 8:44), must have some type of event in place to deceive the world when the event actually occurs. Sometimes the message is that the people evacuated will be resettled to another planet. Sometimes the “aliens” tell us not worry about where the ones taken will go. And sometimes we see it is the bad aliens that have come to catch people up into their space ships and those brave enough to resist will survive as portrayed in the 2010 movie Skyline whose motto is “do not look up” because those that look at the light will be taken. Jesus told us to “look up” (Luke 21:28) when we see all these things beginning to come to pass.

Could it be that Satan has found a clever way to encourage people to do just the opposite?

Their Messages

The various messages were first compiled by researcher Brad Myers who did much of the research for the bestselling book Alien Encounters [iii] by Drs. Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman. The research in their book is impressive; however, rather than simply quote their book, I searched out the sources for myself and scrutinized the authenticity of each statement. In some cases I found other supporting evidence from the stated authors or from others not mentioned in their book.

Ruth Montgomery in her book Aliens Among Us writes of how the “aliens” have communicated: “We are coming in great numbers, not with any intention of harm, but to rescue the earth from pollution and nuclear explosions,”(emphasis mine). [iv] Some like Barbara Marciniak, a popular New Age author and channeller, in her book “Bringers of the Dawn,” writes of messages which she claims she received from extraterrestrials from the star system Pleiades. She discusses the disappearance that is coming upon the world:

The people who leave the planet during the time of Earth changes do not fit in here any longer, and they are stopping the harmony of Earth. When the time comes that perhaps 20 million people leave the planet at one time there will be a tremendous shift in consciousness for those who are remaining.

It should be clear that Satan and his legions are making great preparations to have a counter explanation once the rapture occurs. She also shares another “message” from the ETs regarding the rationale for why millions of people will be taken.

If human beings do not change – if they do not make the shift in values and realize that without Earth they could not be here – then Earth, in its love for its own initiation and its reaching for a higher frequency, will bring about a cleansing that will balance it once again. There is the potential for many people to leave the planet in an afternoon. Maybe then everyone else will begin to wake up to what is going on. [v]

After the explanation for the disappearance of millions, which the Bible truthfully calls the rapture, she goes on to speak of apocalyptic events that are extremely reminiscent of the words of Jesus some two thousand years ago when he spoke of wars and rumors of wars and nation rising against nation.

As we see it, as the probable worlds begin to form, there will be great shiftings within humanity on this planet. It will seem that great chaos and turmoil are forming, that nations are rising against each other in war, and that earthquakes are happening more frequently. It will seem as if everything is falling apart and cannot be put back together. Just as you sometimes have rum­blings and quakings in your lives as you change your old pat­terns and move into new energies, Earth is shaking itself free, and a certain realignment or adjustment period is to be ex­pected. It will also seem that the animals and fish are departing Earth. Those animals are now moving over to the new world as it is being formed. They are not ending their existence, they are merely slipping into the new world to await your joining them. Bringers of the Dawn” [vi]

Warnings from Ashtar

New Age writer Thelma Terrell claims to have received messages from Ashtar, the leader of an “alien confederation” concerning the evacuation of millions around the globe. Those familiar with the Bible immediately see that Ashtar is nothing more than the same demon from Bible times (Asherah/Ashtoreth) but with a message that modern man wants to hear. In former days Ashtar was considered a god, but now such talk is, for the most part, out of style. Therefore, Ashtar has come back as an “alien” to warn the citizens of earth of the impending rapture. However, the true reason for the evacuation of the planet is never given. When the rapture does occur, the demonic realm will be ready because they have been warning people of just such an event. Ashtar has communicated that “Earth changes will be the primary factor in mass evacuation of this planet. [vii] Therefore because of the impending events coming upon the earth, the “alien” ships will come in close enough to lift people off the earth “in the twinkling of an eye,” – even the terminology is borrowed from the Bible concerning the rapture.

Our rescue ships will be able to come in close enough in the twinkling of an eye to set the lifting beams in operation in a moment. And all over the globe where events warrant it, this will be the method of evacuation. Mankind will be lifted, levitated shall we say, by the beams from our smaller ships. These smaller craft will in turn taxi the persons to the larger ships overhead, higher in the atmosphere, where there is ample space and quarters and supplies for millions of people. [viii]

The demons who are posing as “aliens” will try to convince mankind that they in fact are the saviors. We have seen the conditioning in the movies and people’s minds will remember those stories when the event occurs. Ashtar states that great preparation and care has gone into the rescue of mankind: “There is method and great organization in a detailed plan already near completion for the purpose of removing souls from this planet, in the event of catastrophic events making a rescue necessary.” [ix] However, there will not be any advanced notice of the event and it will happen in a flash. “The Great Evacuation will come upon the world very suddenly. The flash of emergency events will be as a lightning that flashes in the sky. So suddenly and so quick in its happening that it is over almost before you are aware of its presence.” [x]

The demons/”aliens” need to reassure those left behind that they in fact are the ones getting the better deal since then the aliens will return for “the children of all ages and races. The implication is that those taken were not part of the “children of all ages and races”:

The Counterfeit Rapture

The Counterfeit Rapture

Phase I of the Great Exodus of souls from the planet will take place at a moment’s notice when it is determined that the inhabitants are in danger. Phase II: This second phase immediately following the first. The second phase is vital, as we return for the children of all ages and races. The child does not have the power of choice in understanding nor personal accountability. [xi]

However, some people might begin to wonder if such awful events are coming upon the world, then why were they not taken as well? Ashtar assures them to not take it personally as everyone will have a part to play:

Do not be concerned nor unduly upset if you do not participate in this first temporary lift-up of souls who serve with us. This merely means that your action in the plan is elsewhere, and you will be taken for your instructions or will receive them in some other manner. Do not take any personal affront if you are not alerted or are not a participant in this first phase of our plan. Your time will come later, and these instructions are not necessary for you at this time. [xii]

Ashtar has communicated this message to others with the twist that those taken will have to remain in the third dimension whereas those that are left will then be free to evolve to the fourth dimension. The website Gateway to Oneness speaks of one named Cristah the light worker who receives messages from Ashtar. Cristah relays Ashtar’s message: “those who do not believe, will be left in the 3rd dimension,” and “those that are not of the light must stay and learn here in the 3rd dimension.” Cristah adds that Ashtar “says that the fate of earth’s inhabitants” will be handled on an individual basis.” [xiii] The idea is that the disappearance of millions around the globe will be due to them being left in the third dimension and those that then find themselves on the earth have transitioned to the fourth dimension.

Ashtar has been leaving messages with other channellers as well in order to make sure that his message is heard and spread. Johanna Michaelson is a former New Ager who is now a Christian. In her book Like Lambs to the Slaughter: Your Child and the Occult, she writes about the well-known New Age guru John Randolph Price who also receives messages from Asher (a variation of Ashtar). Michaelson relays that ,according to John Randolph Price, as many as two billion people could be wiped off the planet. This seemingly refers to the trials coming upon the earth versus the evacuation, nevertheless, the impact will be ‘we told you so’ once the events begin to occur.

Asher, the spirit guide of John Randolph Price, a moving force behind the New Agers’ ‘World Instant of Cooperation’ (on December 31, 1986, in which thousands of mediators worldwide simultaneously concentrated on world peace hoping to cause a critical mass launching into the New Age) told him that two billion people who didn’t go along with the New Age would be wiped off the face of the Earth during the coming cleansing.” [xiv]

New Age author Kay Wheeler and channeller, who goes by the name Ozmana, describes how Mother Earth is fighting for her life and is in critical condition, which she says, is “why you see the many crises in the world.” She states the Mother Earth must fight for her survival and we as light bearers can help her:

Mother is cleansing. It is all she knows to do at this time to clear herself of the pollution that exists within her body. But you as light bearers can help your Mother cleanse in such a way that does not destroy all life on this planet. [xv]

As part of the cleansing process, many people will be removed from the planet so that the planet can move into the fourth dimension. “Earth’s population needs to be decreased to bring forth the necessary changes upon this planet to move into the fourth dimension.” She states that the changes are coming and “those who plan to stay must be of this vibration.” The reason that many will leave the planet is because they are not able to go to the fourth dimension. She says that we should not feel sad for them but rather rejoice for them and also that now the beings on earth can move forward:

Many of these beings who are leaving this planet at this time have completed that which they came to do. It is a time of great rejoicing for them. Do not feel sad about their leaving. They are going home. Many are waiting to be with them again […] Many beings must move on, for their thought patterns are of the past. They hold on to these thoughts that keep Earth held back. [xvi]

Summary and Conclusion

The messages from the “aliens” and the New Age is clear: major earth changes and cataclysms are coming upon the earth. As a result many will be removed from the earth in the twinkling of an eye by the “aliens” or will remain in the third dimension while everyone else moves into the fourth dimension. The rapture is certain and Satan has prepared for the event through the movies and through channellers receiving messages from “aliens” of the impending event. Unfortunately, for many the rapture will not be an event that makes them look up to God but to the “aliens” posing as man’s savior.


[i]For example, some people have asserted that the Lord Jesus did not even exist as a historical person. However, regardless of what concludes about him being God, the fact that he lived and walked on this earth is incontrovertible. The Talmud, which was written and compiled by Jews that did not receive Jesus as their messiah, confirmed that Jesus existed. Furthermore, they stated that he was crucified on the eve of Passover and that he was a doer of magic. Thus, they admit three crucial things about a man that they in fact wanted to forget: 1) he existed, 2) he was crucified and 3) he performed supernatural acts. Thus, the very ones that tried to ignore Him gave us three foundational facts concerning Him. Considering that they didn’t have any vested interest in Him, then we can rest assured that their testimony is certain.

[ii] Retrieved July 16, 2010 from: http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm

[iii] Chuck Missler, Mark Eastman, Alien Encounters, Koinonia House (1997).

[iv] http://thecomingepiphany.com/BookArticles/alien.htm#_ftn4.

[v] Barbara Marciniak, Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians, Bear and Co., 1992.

[vi] Ibid.

[vii] Tuella, Project World Evacuation, Inner Light Publications, 1993 edition.

[viii] Ibid.

[ix] Ibid.

[x] Ibid.

[xi] Ibid.

[xii] Ibid.

[xiii] http://gator.naples.net/~nfn02191/10.28.96ch.htm

[xiv] Johanna Michaelson, Like Lambs to the Slaughter: Your Child and the Occult, Harvest House, Eugene, OR, 1989.

[xv] Retrieved December 2, 2010 from http://www.his-forever.com/the_rapture_according_to_new_age.htm

[xvi] Ibid.


Satan’s Origin and Fall

The Bible teaches us of a being who is the foremost antagonist to mankind and God. He is an agent of evil and is hellbent on destroying mankind whom God made in His image. The Bible is clear that this being who we know as Satan, is not the equal to God but is a creature of God that is in rebellion. Of course, Satan would have us believe otherwise. He would like us to think that he is equal to the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that he might win the battle that is currently raging. Over the centuries, Satan has appeared and been known by various names – to the ancient Sumerians he was Enlil, to the Akkadians he was Illil, to the Greeks he was Zeus who murdered his father and to the Romans he was Jupiter. However, the Bible gives the true account of his origin and fall and what we find is essentially a mirror image of the other ancient cultures. Thus, the ancient witnesses are relevant in that they give us the reverse perspective of just how Satan would like to be viewed. Only the Bible, however, gives us the complete and proper picture of how he came about and what will ultimately be his demise.

We are told of Satan’s fall from heaven in  Ezekiel chapter 28 and Isaiah chapter 14. There are several important clues in the texts that tie together the two passages, as can be seen in the table below. Satan is referred to as the King of Tyre (note that the beginning of the Ezekiel 28 refers to a prince of Tyre). In Isaiah he is refered to as the King of Babylon (for example, in Daniel chapter 10 an angel was detained by the Prince of Persia and the kings of Persia, a reference to demonic beings, which we will discuss in chapter seventeen). In reality he is the ruler of this entire world.

Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, “Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. “You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you [abedkha אַבֶּדְךָ֙], O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And shall be no more forever,”‘ (Ezekiel 28:12-19 emphasis mine)

You will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: “How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased! ​​​​​​​​The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers, ​​​​​​​​that struck the peoples in wrath with unceasing blows, that ruled the nations in anger with unrelenting persecution. ​​​​​​​​The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing. ​​​​​​​​The cypresses rejoice at you, the cedars of Lebanon, saying, ‘Since you were laid low, no woodcutter comes up against us.’ ​​​​​​​​Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the shades [Rephaim] to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations. ​​​​​​Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, the sound of your harps; maggots are laid as a bed beneath you, and worms are your covers. “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star [heilel הֵילֵ֣ל], son of Dawn [ben shakhar בֶּן־שָׁ֑חַר]! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! ​​​​​​​​You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; ​​​​​​​​I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ ​​​​​​​​But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit, (Isaiah 14:4-15 ESV emphasis mine).

The table below summarizes the similarities between the two passages:

Table Comparing The Descriptions of Satan as The King of Tyre and the King of Babylon
Ezekiel 28:12-19 (The King of Tyre) Isaiah 14:11-19 (The King of Babylon)
You were in Eden, the garden of God
timbrels and pipes the sound of your harps
Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; ​​​​​​​​You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will make myself like the Most High.’
holy mountain of God I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; ​​​​​​​​I will ascend above the heights of the clouds
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones above the stars of God I will set my throne on high
cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God and I destroyed you, O covering cherub How you are fallen from heaven
You became filled with violence within, and you sinned […] I cast you to the ground How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you ​​​​​​​​Those who see you will gaze at you
In the sight of all who saw you. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you And consider you, saying: Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms
But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch You have become a horror, and shall be no more forever

Satan’s Name

An important place to begin towards an understanding of Satan and his fall is his name. The Hebrew word for “Lucifer” found in Isaiah 14:12 is Heilel (Hêlēl הֵילֵ֣ל). Dr. Bill Gallagher has positively demonstrated that the Hebrew Heilel is synonymous with the Akkadian Ellil/Illil and Sumerian Enlil. In his article On the Identity of Helel Ben Sahar of Is 14:12-15 he shows that the Hebrew Heilel is equivalent phonetically to the Akkadian Illil (or Ellil). He states: “One could reasonably expect hll to be the West Semitic form of Illil. As the Ebla tablets suggest, Illil came into West Semitic directly from Sumerian.” [i] Let us note however, that this does not mean that Isaiah “borrowed” the concept from Sumeria and Assyria but rather that God directed him to properly identify that ancient god, whom we know as Satan or Lucifer.

Having explained linguistically how the biblical Heilel (Hêlēl) is equivalent to the Akkadian Illil, Dr. Gallagher then notes the similar characteristics between the two. He first notes the correlation of astral functions between the two:

Illil’s astral function is mentioned in numerous sources. […] Illil was the god of 33 “stars” by which constellations and one planet are meant [footnote: Jupiter]….Thus Illil was ruler of a very large part of the heavens. Illil also had a street called the “Way of those (stars) of Illil,” (emphasis mine).

The number 33 is very fascinating when we consider that according to Revelation 12:4 Satan drew 1/3 of the stars (angels/demons) with him when he fell. One third of course is 33/100 or 33%. Secondly, we note they are stars – in the Bible “stars” very frequently is a term used to describe angelic beings – thus him being the god of 33 stars is extremely similar to the 1/3 of the stars that fell with Satan. [ii]

Dr. Gallagher then notes the “seven characteristics which are helpful in identifying Hêlēl” from Isaiah 14:12-15 and notes how these characteristics can be compared with Illil:

Isaiah’s Description Illil’s Description
  1. His name was Hêlēl (Isaiah 14:12).
  2. He was the son of dawn (vs. 12).
  3. He laid the nations low (vs. 12).
  4. He aspired to set up his throne above the stars of El (vs. 13).
  5. He aspired to sit in the mount of assembly and on Saphon (14:13).
  6. He aspired to be like the Most High (14:14)
  7. He fell down to earth into the midst of the pit (14:12, 15).
  1. hyll Hebrew equivalent of Illil
  2. Causes the dawn [iii]
  3. Illil was a devastator
  4. Illil’s astral function was immense
  5. Illil was among the most prominent members in it (in the divine assembly)
  6. Illil was the highest in Mesopotamia until the end of the second millennium
  7. Illil’s fall into the underworld is recorded in first millennium texts

Dr. Gallagher has sufficiently demonstrated the linguistic and characteristic parallels between the biblical Heilel and the Akkadian Illil for us to conclude that they are one and the same. We ought to pause here and note that this does not make Isaiah’s prophecy dependent on Akkadian documents, as many Ancient Near East and Biblical scholars presume. What it does prove is that Heilel was known as a god outside of the Bible and was worshipped accordingly. The being we know as Satan has many different names which the Bible notes (Revelation 12:9; 20:2) and Illil/Heilel is one of those names.

Further Common Features of Heilel and Illil

With the clear identity as Heilel we can investigate more about this god. What we find is extremely enlightening and once again confirms Dr. Gallagher’s conclusion on the identity of Heilel. Micha F. Lindemans in the Encyclopedia Mythica writes about Enlil which is the Sumerian equivalent to Ellil/Illil:

In ancient Sumero-Babylonian myth, Enlil (“lord wind”) is the god of air, wind and storms. Enlil is the foremost god of the Mesopotamian pantheon, and is sometimes referred to as Kur-Gal (“great mountain“). In the Sumerian cosmology he was born of the union of An heaven and Ki earth. These he separated, and he carried off the earth as his portion. In later times he supplanted Anu as chief god.

Enlil holds possession of the Tablets of Destiny which gives him power over the entire cosmos and the affairs of man. [iv] […] Enlil is portrayed wearing a crown with horns, symbol of his power. His equivalent is the Akkadian god Ellil. [v]

Figure 3 Sumerian Cylinder Seal: Enlil, the winged goddess Inanna, the sun god Utu. .To the right is Enki, the god of the Abzu to his right Isimud

Not only was Enlil portrayed as wearing a crown of horns but it ranged between eight and ten. A crown with ten horns can be seen in the cylinder seal impression in the figures above. [vi]

These observations are confirmed by several other scholars as well. Kramer confirms that An (the creator god) carried off heaven while Enlil carried of the earth and assumed most of An’s powers. Furthermore, he is also glorified as “the father of the gods, the king of heaven and earth,” “the king of all the lands”. [vii] He adds however, that Enlil was also known as the one who “causes the dawn”. [viii] Alfred Jeremias discusses how Enlil was assimilated to the northPole of the Ecliptic“. [ix] The Colombia Encyclopedia notes how Enlil was sometimes referred to as “Bel.” [x] Lastly, the encyclopedia Britannica adds the following insight into the characteristics of Enlil: “Although An was the highest god in the Sumerian pantheon, Enlil had a more important role as the embodiment of energy and force and authority.” [xi]

Summarizing the characteristics of Illil/Enlil we discover the following composite which is amazingly similar to the biblical picture we have of Satan – and it does not only come from Isaiah 14 as Dr. Gallagher pointed out to us initially but from the entire Bible.

Characteristics of Enlil/Ellil/Illil Characteristics of Biblical Satan/Lucifer/Devil
God of 33 Stars
  • His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth, (Revelation 12:4).
God of the air / atmosphere
  • The LORD will punish on high the host of exalted ones, (Isaiah 24:21).
  • Prince of the power of the air, (Ephesians 2:2).
  • For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly places, (Ephesians 6:12).
Known as the Great mountain
  • I will rule on the mountain of assembly, (Isaiah 14:13 NET).
  • You were on the holy mountain of God, (Ezekiel 28:14).
Assimilated to the north Pole of the Ecliptic
  • On the farthest sides of the north, (Isaiah 14:13)
  • Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, [Is] Mount Zion [on] the sides of the north, The city of the great King (Psalms 48:2). [God’s true kingdom]
  • Separated heaven and earth
  • Carried away earth as his portion
  • Supplanted Anu as chief god
  • Was the embodiment of energy and force and authority
    • Again, the devil took… and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me,”(Matthew 4:8-9).
    • Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world [cosmos κόσμος] will be cast out, (John 12:31).
    • for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. (John 14:30)
    • the ruler of this world is judged, (John 16:11).
    • ‘to open their eyes, [in order] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan to God…’ (Acts 26:18)
    • whose minds the god of this age [aion αἰών] has blinded… (2 Corinthians 4:4).
    • He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed [us] into the kingdom of the Son of His love… (Colossians 1:13).
    • You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world, (1 John 4:4).
    • We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one, (1 John 5:19).
Holds Tablets of Destiny giving him authority over cosmos and mankind
  • And I saw in the right [hand] of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals, (Revelation 5:1).
  • Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals,” (Revelation 5:5).
Wears a crown with horns
  • a huge red dragon that had seven heads and ten horns, (Revelation 12:3).
  • Then I saw a beast […] It had ten horns and seven heads, (Revelation 13:1).
  • It was different from all the beasts that came before it, and it had ten horns, (Daniel 7:7).
Causes the dawn
  • son of the morning! (Isaiah 14:12).
Referred to as Bel
  • Bel bows down, Nebo stoops; Their idols […] (Isaiah 46:1).
  • Say, ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is shame […] Her idols are humiliated, (Jeremiah 50:2).
  • I will punish Bel in Babylon, And I will bring out of his mouth what he has swallowed; And the nations shall not stream to him anymore, […] (Jeremiah 51:44).
Banished to the underworld
  • How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star [Heilel הֵילֵ֣ל], son of Dawn [ben shakhar בֶּן־שָׁ֑חַר]! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! (Isaiah 14:12).
  • Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub […] (Ezekiel 28:16).
Father of the godsKing of heaven and earth
  • For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven […]
  • I will be like the Most High,’ (Isaiah 14:13-14).

After analyzing the table, there can be no doubt that the Sumerian Enlil and Akkadian Ellil/Illil are one and the same with the Heilel of Isaiah 14:12. Thus, the composite we get of Satan is intriguing – the Sumerian/Akkadian Illil is essentially a mirror image of what we have in the Bible. Whereas God cast him out because he attempted (and failed) to ascend to the heights and be like God in the Bible, in the Sumerian/Akkadian tradition he has attained those things. He is known as “the father of the gods, king of heaven and earth” – just what he always wanted. Whereas Satan wanted to be on top of the mountain of God, in the Sumerian/Akkadian tradition he was known as the Great Mountain. In the Bible he is son of the dawn and as Illil he caused the dawn.

God of this World and Tablets of Destiny

The explanation of the separation of heaven and earth is also of great interest and there appears to be some truth in it, though it is a twisted form of the actual events. What we can glean from that is that heaven (God’s abode) and earth (man’s abode) used to be connected and as a result of Satan’s actions and the fall of man, heaven and earth separated. The Creator God (An) took heaven (dwells there until now) and Satan (Enlil) took the earth. This is why Satan could offer the earth to the Lord Jesus when he came because he actually held the (legal) title to the earth (see table above for references). Revelation 21 indicates however that God’s dwelling will come down to the earth and forever be connected to man’s abode. It is also so like Satan to tell humanity that the Creator God (An) was not that interested in the affairs of men – that He was too busy and rather aloof and therefore he, Enlil, was the go-to-god.

Additionally, the Bible confirms that Satan is the god of this world (for the time being). As Illil he holds the Tablets of Destiny which give him authority over the cosmos and the affairs of men. In Revelation chapter five we see a powerful scene in the throne room of Heaven; there we find a scroll with writing inside and on the back which no one is able to open.

And I saw in the right [hand] of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. […] Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” (Revelation 5:1-3, 5).

Finally only one is found worthy to open it – the Lion of Judah who “has conquered.” However, the question arises: conquered what? Given that when the two-sided scroll is opened cataclysms begin happening on the earth, it is therefore reasonable to assume that the scroll is the deed of the earth or the “tablets of destiny.” Pastor Chuck Smith commenting on Revelation chapter five notes well:

This book is nothing other than the title deed to the earth. Under Jewish law whenever you sold property in the deed there was always a redemptive clause. You always had the right to buy the property back within a specified period of time providing you could fulfill the terms and the requirements that were written in the deed.

So wherever there was the sale of property, there were always two deeds that were drawn up. One deed was sealed and it was put away in a safe deposit. The other remained open and was kept by the person who sold the property. And in the time of redemption you would bring both deeds, the one that was open and the one that was sealed. And by the open deed you would prove that you were the one that had the right to redeem it. And in the redeeming of it, you would break the seals of the closed deed and you would fulfill the requirements therein, and thus, the property would revert to you. [xii]

Jesus conquered Satan and death by way of His death on the cross and the scene in Heaven is merely where he finally takes possession of that which He conquered. As He lays claim to what is His, the old kingdom begins to fall apart and disintegrate. The time of disintegration is what is known as the Great Tribulation.

Why Satan Fell

We have one final question to consider in our study of Satan’s origins is why he fell in the first place. From all that we have seen in this book concerning the image of God and what he looks like and how the angels look, we might be able to speculate just a bit. We know from Ezekiel 28 that Satan, the anointed cherub, was the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty and his fall was due to his great beauty.

​​​​​​​Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom on account of your splendor. I threw you down to the ground; I placed you before kings, that they might see you, (Ezekiel 28:17 NET).

When humans see an angel they are overwhelmed. Both Daniel and John fall to the ground debilitated as a result. John was so overcome that on two occasions he began to worship the angel who quickly exhorted him to do not that.

And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See [that you do] not [do that!] I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy,” (Revelation 19:10).

Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, “See [that you do] not [do that.] For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” (Revelation 22:8-9).

It is not just that John was overtaken by the angel standing before him but in his vision he had already seen the Lord Himself. Therefore we can surmise that Satan must have been so amazing in splendor (at least outwardly) and so similar in appearance to God that he began to compare himself with God and could not see any qualitative difference, “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty,” (Ezekiel 28:12). Of course, regardless of how glorious he appeared bodily, Satan would always be a created being. His very existence was a gift from the Almighty and so therefore he would never even begin to truly be like God – he was just a creature. “You [were] perfect in your ways from the day you were created” (Ezekiel 28:15). Therefore, we may conclude that because outwardly he was glorious like God, he apparently believed himself to be equal (or close enough) to God and then attempted to rise up to the place where God was. “For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation” (Isaiah 14:13). When Satan attempted to magnify himself to God’s level, God cast him “as a profane thing [vaekhalelkhaוָאֶחַלֶּלְךָ] out of the mountain of God,” (Ezekiel 28:16). Furthermore, God says:

And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you. You defiled [khilalta חִלַּלְתָּ] your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, (Ezekiel 28:16b-18a).

It appears that God, in some way that we do not fully understand, then took out (caused to go out of) the fire that was in Satan (as an angelic being created in God’s image):

Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And shall be no more forever.”‘ (Ezekiel 28: 18b-19).

Bible commentator David Guzik sums up with a very plausible explanation as to why Satan fell. He suggests that Satan rebelled when faced with the prospect of having to serve man, who was below him in glory and power:

Perhaps because he rejected God’s plan to create an order of being made in His image (Gen. 1:26), who would be beneath the angels in dignity (Heb. 2:6-7a; 2Pe. 2:11), yet would be served by angels in the present (Heb. 1:14; 2:7-8; Psa. 91:11-12) and would one day be lifted in honor and status above the angels (1Co. 6:3; 1Jo. 3:2). Satan wanted to be the highest among all creatures, equal to God in glory and honor, and the plan to create man would eventually put men above angels. He was apparently able to persuade one-third of the angelic beings to join him in his rebellion (Rev. 12:3-4, 7, and 9). If this is the case, it explains well Satan’s present strategy against man: to obscure the image of God in man through encouraging sin and rebellion, to cause man to serve him, and to prevent the ultimate glorification of man, (Guzik’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Isaiah 14).

Having fallen from God’s presence Satan then deceived the very ones who were created in God’s image and likeness and in whom God had breathed the breath of life. As a result God spoke of the Seed of the Woman to save them and of the seed of Satan who would strike the Redeemer’s heel but would ultimately be destroyed. With this pronouncement in mind Satan set out to overcome the judgment that he faced by distorting the seed of mankind through whom the Promised One would come.


[i] W.R. Gallagher, UF 26 (1994) pp 131-146.

[ii] The number is also suggestive of the 33 degrees of Freemasonry whose highest members are knowingly in the service of Lucifer (see appendix one).

[iii] This point is discussed in Kramer, Samuel Noah The Sumerians The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1963. pp. 37-41.

[iv] “Enlil made the Anzu an extra fate and appointed him the guardian of his chambers. This included guarding over the Tablets of Destiny, which gave Enlil the power to decree fate. These tablets identify Enlil as the current head of the pantheon instead of the heaven god. The air god seems to have replaced An, or Anu (His Akkadian name), sometime around 2500 B.C. Although earlier stories tell of the Tablets of Destiny giving Anu-power, the tablets here are said to confer Enlil-power.” Retrieved December 17, 2010 from: http://lost-history.com/apocrypha6.html

[v] http://www.pantheon.org/articles/e/enlil.html May 23, 2010

[vi] Enlil was here identified by Sitchin 1983, The Stairway to Heaven, pg 114. Picture Retrieved December 16, 2010 from http://sumerianshakespeare.com/373712.html

[vii] Kramer, Samuel Noah The Sumerians The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1963. pp. 37-41.

[viii] Ibid. Pg 42.

[ix] Jeremias, Alfred 1913. Handbuch der altorientalischen Geisteskultur. Leipzig. p. 74.

[x] The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition 2008.The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright 2008 Columbia University Press.

[xi] http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/58985/Enlil May 23, 2010

[xii] Smith, Chuck 1986 Through The Bible C-2000 Series, Revelation 5, retreived from theWord Bible Software.

The Battle in the Spiritual Realm

This is a list of the verses that speak of the current and future battle that is raging in the spiritual dimension.

The Wicked One

  • But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked [“the wicked one” rasha רָשָֽׁע], (Isaiah 11:4).
  • The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked [“the wicked one” rasha רָ֝שָׁ֗ע] for the day of doom, (Proverbs 16:4).

The Defeat of the Host / Principalities

  • For the indignation of the LORD [is] against all nations, And [His] fury against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to the slaughter. Also their slain shall be thrown out; Their stench shall rise from their corpses, And the mountains shall be melted with their blood. All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine, And as [fruit] falling from a fig tree. “For My sword shall be bathed in heaven; Indeed it shall come down on Edom, And on the people of My curse, for judgment, (Isaiah 34:2-5).
  • But the LORD [is] the true God; He [is] the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. Thus you shall say to them: “The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens,” (Jeremiah 10:10-11).
  • Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him,’ (Daniel 7:27).

The LORD [will be] awesome to them, For He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth, (Zephaniah 2:11a).

  • Then [comes] the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy [that] will be destroyed [is] death, (1 Corinthians 15:24-26).
  • For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light, (2 Corinthians 11:13-14).
  • Far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come, (Ephesians 1:21).
  • and to make all see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly [places,] (Ephesians 3:9-10).
  • For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him, (Colossians 1:16).
  • Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it, (Colossians 2:15).
  • who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him, (1 Peter 3:22).
  • And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [coming] out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, [which] go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty, (Revelation 16:13-14).
  • The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those [who are] with Him [are] called, chosen, and faithful,” (Revelation 17:12-14).

The Principalities and the Host on High Cast into the Pit

  • He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is [the] Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while, (Revelation 20:2-3).
  • It shall come to pass in that day [That] the LORD will punish on high the host of exalted ones, And on the earth the kings of the earth. They will be gathered together, [As] prisoners are gathered in the pit, And will be shut up in the prison; After many days they will be punished, (Isaiah 24:21-22).