No Other Way

Chapter 21 of Corrupting the Image vol 2: No Other Way [Part-2]

WORTHY IS THE LAMB! 

Due to Jesus’ heroic act, the heavenly scene changed for John who had been watching. The camera pans back and we see the millions and millions in heaven rejoicing and praising the lamb.  

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever (Rev 5:11–14). 

Jesus did it. He took the hard road and paid the full price to redeem us and destroy death and the works of Enlil, Satan the slanderer. Now it is only right that those in heaven and Earth should praise Him and serve Him. We should give all our affection to Him, and we should give our commitment and our loyalty and fidelity to Him, and to Him alone, because no one else has done, or could do, what He has done.  

He laid down His life and let Himself be put to death on a cross. Nails were put through His hands and feet, and He died on a cross. And then He conquered death, and that was just the beginning of the end for Satan. As we see in the rest of the Book of Revelation, Satan is not going down for good without a fight. He is going to do his best to try to thwart the ultimate redemption of planet Earth. Satan will work extremely hard at it; I guarantee you that. He is not going to say, oh well I have lost, so I will just kind of retreat and go down in flames. No, he is still going to try to win.  

Without His sacrifice, Jesus would not be worthy to take the scroll and open its seals. The scroll, I believe, is a bit of a mixture of the title deed to Planet Earth and also a Ketubah, marriage contract, because a marriage is ultimately going to come as one of the many facets of our redemption. The redemption Jesus offers is all-encompassing, just as Boaz was not only redeeming the land, but was also serving as the kinsman-redeemer and taking the bride. Jesus is redeeming the planet, but is also redeeming the bride, and all of this is made possible by His sacrifice. All heaven and Earth say, “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.” They said, “There is no one like our God. There is none like our King!” 

Through His death, Jesus defeated the dreadful snake-dragon, for:  

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Heb 2:14–15). 

Jesus said to John at the beginning of his visions:  

“Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death (Rev 1:17–18).  

Milestone Marker 3 and Beyond 

Figure 64 Roman Milestone on the Road of the Patriarchs between Jerusalem and Hebron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons. 

We journeyed through the ancient world, retraced Satan’s steps and discovered his diabolic plan for world domination. Convinced he could be like God, Satan began by refusing to be a servant—the one thing that he needed to do to truly be like God, and he proved himself an unfaithful steward. He flat out staged a coup by swindling Adam and Eve of the dominion God gave them. By usurping the authority over the world, Satan secured what he needed to keep God at bay and himself on the throne. 

As mankind faced the resulting decay and death, God then gave a ray of hope that He would send the Promised One who would crush Satan’s head.  

Throughout our study, we have seen how God has revealed Satan’s top-secret battle plans and strategies. God, the great King, has laid bare Satan’s secret machinations for world domination, both in the past and the future.  

Restricted behind the veil, Satan then sent angels to Mt. Hermon to mate with women and create Nephilim bodysuits for them to inhabit. After that dream went down the drain, Satan gave his DNA to create a rebel hybrid who would open a stargate for human-demonic communication. Though God thwarted the plan by confusing the languages, nevertheless the Rebel became the hero of legends, literature and movies for the past five thousand years—the one who the Bible predicts will return in the last days. He was also responsible for the incursion of Nephilim in Canaan that resulted in the land being overrun with hybrids and idolatry when the children of Israel left Egypt and first saw the Promised Land. Though God went before them and destroyed the giants, Satan’s Trojan Horse, the woman who rides the Beast—known as Mystery Babylon—found its way into their hearts. Israel, through Balaam’s influence, cursed themselves. Mystery Babylon remained in Israel until God divorced the northern kingdom of Israel and sent her away. The land of Bashan with its peak, Mt. Hermon, reigned again and cast a shadow of death on the Galilee region.  

The darkness was interrupted abruptly when God’s long awaited and promised champion arrived and declared that the Gates of Hades and their host would not prevail and irreversibly enslave the world. Jesus came not to be served, as the dragon had demanded; rather, He came as a servant. Satan believed he could destroy his would-be-head-crusher by nailing Him to the cross, only to discover that he had helped Jesus reclaim dominion over the Earth. Jesus retook the Keys of Hades and Death and the title deed of planet Earth which Adam had lost; He took it not through military might, but through His sacrifice.  

Nevertheless, Satan did not quit after his defeat. He once again has used the woman that rides the Beast to cause God’s people to forsake their heavenly birthright in exchange for his kingdom of death. Just as Israel followed him and found themselves living in the shadowland of death, so too Christ-followers forfeit their birthright. In the seven letters to the churches, Jesus rebukes His people for following Jezebel (the very woman that brought Mystery Babylon into Israel), and He rebukes them for following the doctrines of Balaam who made Israel sin at Ba’al Peor. (See Rev 2: 14, 20). Thus, God calls, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins and … receive of her plagues” (Rev 18:4) (See Appendices 3 (Inanna) and 6 (Abominations of Babylon)).   

That falling away is what Paul predicted: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away [αποστασια] comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition” (2 Thess 2:3). The falling away refers to people who hold to a religious position, and then desert it. That is, Christians who fall away from the true faith into the ways of Babylon. The apostasy occurs when men love the darkness rather than the light. Jesus says, “This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).  

When the world is ready, “the beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition” (Rev 17:8). Satan will then raise up his dying and rising god. He will bring back his hero, the Rebel, Lord of the Earth, king of the city, Nergal / Pabilsag / Ninurta / Nimrod / the Beast. The rise of this super-human will be the culmination of a plan that was millennia in the making. He will be Satan’s endgame to extend his reign over the world indefinitely.  

The coming Beast will be a composite of the kingdoms that came before him. He will be “like a leopard”, representing the kingdom and might of Alexander the Great (Dan 7:6), “his feet were like the feet of a bear”, representing the kingdom and might of Persia, “and his mouth like the mouth of a lion” (Dan 7:5), representing the kingdom of might, Babylon (Dan 7:4). To this individual “The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority” (Rev 13:2).  

The little horn Daniel saw in which “were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words” (Dan 7:8), is the same Beast full of names of blasphemyccxx that John saw in Revelation; it is the culmination and an amalgamation of all the former beasts. The Beast will possess all of their power, strength, speed, influence, authority, glory and pride. However, he will be even more than the sum and epitome of his predecessors: He will be the incarnation of Satan himself. He will be the slanderer incarnate. Satan’s qualities of “seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads” (Rev 12:3), are the same as the Beast’s: “seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name” (Rev 13:1) (Emphasis mine).  

Satan wants to incarnate himself in a man of his choosing, but only to empower himself. Thus, giving his power to the Beast is a fulfillment of his ancient plan to actuate a fusion of himself with a willing and qualified individual; the man will become a god and the god will become a man. Together they will be the Son of Perdition, the man of sin, “the beast who was, is not, and will ascend out of the abyss” (Rev 17:8). 

Through the Mark of the Beast, Satan will finally have his bodysuits and his secret weapon to enslave the world. Men will once again surrender to Satan and curse themselves. The Mark of the Beast will be the mechanism by which they become one with him genetically and thus become his slaves.  

Then in the time of the end: This king will “speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High” (Dan 7:25). He will open the Gates of Hades that Jesus prevented from opening and unleash hordes of Pabilsags. Satan will raise up an army of unprecedented proportions by bringing back the Beast who was, the one who will ascend out of the Abyss in a moment of triumph for Satan. The Beast will then be used by Satan to unleash his dark forces from the Abyss. Satan will have the upper hand for three and a half years until a cry goes forth to bring back Jesus. This prophesied cry for Jesus will initiate the great Day of the Lord and the Battle of Armageddon.  

There are still many questions that remain which we will address in the next book. We will consider the Mark of the Beast, the image of the Beast, the false prophet, the Battle of Armageddon, Gog and Magog, the two witnesses, and the one thing that will bring Jesus back to save his people.