He is Risen, Lessons from the Edge of Eternity

The following snippet is from my upcoming book “Edge of Eternity.”

“No one took my life from me,” Aryeh said joyously. “I laid it down of my own free will; I had the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again!” (John 10:18) Enosh looked at those around him amazed at his proclamation for there was saying there among the dead, “what valiant man can live and not see death? Who can deliver himself from the power of Sheol?” (Ps 89:48) Enosh rejoiced at the thought that the place had no power over him and that death would have no power over him. (John 11:25; Rom 14:8; 2 Cor 5:14; Rev 1:18)

“Now I shall depart,” he said resolutely. Elyón is not leaving my soul in Sheol and is not allowing me to experience corruption. (Ps 16:10) The keys of Sheol and the keys of Death are now mine.” (Rev 1:18) Then he was gone. The virtuous dead cheered for it was the first time that anyone had ever left the Bor of his own accord!

 Yet still Enosh remained.

“It has now been thirty seven days since Aryeh left Sheol and yet here we remain,” Enosh said to Hava and the millions who were standing near them. “He promised he will deliver us from the depths of Sheol because his kindness for us great. (Ps 86:13) Hava said reassuringly. Elyón will truly redeem us from the power of Sheol. He will surely receive us! (Ps 49:15) Suddenly they felt themselves lifting up out of Sheol.

“At last,” Enosh called out joyfully. “We are finally, at the appointed time, escaping the place of our banishment. What a gift has given to us!” (Eph 4:8) They were quickly up over the Earth, though no living mortal could see them. They looked over and saw Aryeh also ascending from the Earth to a cloud which hid him from the living standing on the Earth below (Acts 1:9; Rev 12:5) as a door in the veil opened. (Acts 7:55, 56)

Enosh considered the days before there was a veil and how Elyón had simply wanted live with him and his sons and daughters without any separation between them. (Ezek 37:28, 43:9; 2Cor 6:16; Rev 7:15; 21:3) He had wanted to make his home with them and share his heart –  (John 14:23) all cut short cut short by the slander of Rakhíl. (I John 3:8) Consequently, Elyón’s compassion forced him to put a wall of separation (Eph 2:14) between himself and Earth to destroy it. (Isa 30:33) The veil had shielded the earth and its inhabitants from Elyón’s fiery lightning presence which was too powerful the degenerative and decaying Earth (Exod 19:18; Ps 97:5, 104:32) Only at the time at the restoration of all things, (Acts 3:21) when Enosh and sons (Rom 8:19-21) clothed with yeshuáh ((Proverbs 13:9, 20:20, 24:20; Job 18:5, 21:17; Isa 61:10; Dan 12:3; Mat 13:43; Rev 19:8) could the veil come down. (Isa 25:6-7, 34:4; 2Pet 3:10)

Rakhíl stood looking at Enosh and Hava and their sons and daughters passing by him through the second realm of heaven into the third, the domain of Elyón. He was utterly stunned by the expense that Elyón went to rescue the sons of Enosh. He was speechless for a time because he had calculated so cunningly and precisely that Enosh and his sons would never be free and would be slaves in Sheol forevermore. His authority over the planet was broken. He knew that Elyón could have squashed him at any moment if it were merely a matter of power. However, Elyón had given the earth to Enosh and he had foolishly forfeited it to Rakhíl which gave him authority over Enosh and his kin and the very planet itself; that was why he was able to take Aryeh and show him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory could give Aryeh all those things if he would just fall down and worship him. (Mat 4:8)

Rakhíl was obviously not willing to relinquish his authority freely which is why Elyón did not send Aryeh immediately after the Downfall but now Aryeh had completely disarmed him and his malakhim through his selfless and humiliating act on the tree and had made a public spectacle of them. (Col 2:15) Aryeh fixed his eyes which were like flames of fire on Rakhíl as he victoriously marched past with the captives declaring, “You have been judged (John 16:11) because from the power of Sheol I am rescuing them, from death I am redeeming them. Death, where are your plagues?!” Aryeh mocked. “Sheol, where is your destruction?!” He said laughing joyfully. “My eyes will remain closed to your pleas for compassion.”(Hos 13:14)

Enosh smiled jestingly at Rakhíl, the prince of the power of the air and at his principalities, his powers, his rulers of darkness of that age, and past the spiritual hosts of wickedness in those heavenly places behind the veil (Eph 6:12) as they traveled triumphantly past who all looked on with contorted, exasperated and confounded faces at those who were formerly slaves without any apparent hope. (Col 2:15) Aryeh led his entourage to his throne which was at the right hand of Elyón; all of the rebellious malakhim, authorities, and powers had been made subject to Him. (1Pet 3:22)

Aryeh saved them from the power of darkness and brought them into his kingdom (Col 1:13) because he overcame Rakhíl. They had been slaves under the basic principles of the world, yet when the appropriate time had come, Elyón sent Aryeh, born of a woman under the law of sin and death (Gal 4:4; Rom 8:2) in order to redeem those who were under the law and adopt them as sons of Elyón with the spirit of Aryeh in their hearts they would cry out “Abba!” (Gal 4:5-6) They actually became new creations and were born not of the earth but of the immaterial, created directly by Elyón (2 Cor 5:17; Gal 6:15)

We thank you, Aryeh,” Enosh said, “for you are far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and every name that can be named, not only in in this age, but also in the age to come!”  (Eph 4:10, 1:21)

The above snippet is from my upcoming book “Edge of Eternity.”

Part Twelve: The End Times Demonic Deception

“There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counter claimed by Satan.”
C.S. Lewis

The respected and late Bible expert Walter Martin said in a 1968 interview: “At some point in the near future UFO occupants would begin to interact extensively with people. Their message? We are superior beings—advanced far beyond you earthlings. Look at our technology. But we have come to help and guide you.”[i]

Walter Martin did not believe in little green men from the other side of the universe and neither do I, for the Bible in no way teaches such things. Martin was simply discussing the “alien” deception – that is that demons have been masquerading as “aliens”, “extraterrestrials” that have come from a distant galaxy and are here to help. He goes on speaking of the theology of these would be “aliens”.

Angels, Aliens, and the Antichrist Revealed

A vital clue to the UFO mystery is this: UFO theology – gained from the so-called close encounters – is diametrically opposed to Christianity. The world of the occult and the people involved in it speak constantly of contact with UFOs and their occupants, and the theology derived from UFO contact is most revealing. Extraterrestrials (according to those who claim to have spoken to them) do not believe God is a personal being; they do not believe Jesus Christ is the only Savior, and they do not believe the Bible alone is God’s Word to the world. They do not believe in eternal punishment, and they do not believe in bodily resurrection. The reincarnation of the Hindus, Kabbalah, and New Age philosophies gains a new perspective when viewed through the eyes of extraterrestrials: it transforms into planetary reincarnation, where people evolve from planet to planet in order to reach perfection.

It would be an amazing thing, from the world’s perspective, if an advanced technological civilization arrived upon the earth, claiming to be the savior of mankind and the creator of Homo sapiens. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that with all of the fanfare of scientific accomplishment, the ultimate deception could reveal itself at the end of the ages as our deliverer. In 2 Thessalonians 2:3-9, we are told that when Satan appears in human form, he appears as the Antichrist who leads men, through deceit, to destruction. Those who refuse the knowledge of the truth of Jesus Christ will believe him,[ii] (emphasis mine).

Martin is suggesting that the powerful delusion, spoken of by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:11 is in fact the appearance of the so called aliens (demons) on the world scene someday.

The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the power of Satan. He will use every kind of power, including miraculous signs, lying wonders, and every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them. For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie, (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 ISV).

According to Researchers

The fact is that many Bible researchers believe the alien phenomenon to be happening but that the so-called ”aliens” are in fact demons masquerading as intelligent life from other parts of the universe. Author David Hunt said: “UFOs […] are clearly not physical and seem to be demonic manifestations from another dimension, calculated to alter man’s way of thinking,” (emphasis mine). [iii] Bible researchers John Ankerberg and John Weldon said: “the fact that all UFO phenomena are consistent with the demonic theory, indicate that this explanation is the best possible answer for the solution to the UFO mystery,” (emphasis mine). [iv] William Goetz in his book UFOs Friend, Foe, or Fantasy stated: “I am quite convinced that the evidence reveals UFOs to be demonic,” (emphasis mine). [v] This conclusion is echoed by Dr. Pierre Guérin, senior researcher at the French National Council for Scientific Research: “UFO behavior is more akin to magic than to physics as we know it […] the modern UFOnauts and the demons of past days are probably identical,” (emphasis mine). [vi] Even the atheist John Keel in his book UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, concludes that the UFO phenomenon is demonic and not beings from another planet: “The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demon-ological phenomenon.”

The identification of these “aliens” as demons is clear to those who study the Bible. In fact, the entire study in this book has been pointing in this direction. The fallen angels, a.k.a. demons (sons of God) came to earth once and caused havoc and Jesus said that the last days would be like the days of Noah. Today, however, most people of the world have been so influenced by Darwinian-evolutionary thinking that they do not believe in God and certainly do not believe in demons. The change has come slowly over several decades and now has come to fruition. The Cutting Edge Newsletter # 1912 offers six points how people have gone from having at least a general belief in God or Jesus to accepting aliens as real. They note how once people begin to reject the truth of Jesus they will stop reading the Bible and applying it in their lives.  This will then lead them to believe that the Bible is just a collection of myths, there are no supernatural beings and only what we can observe through our sense is real. Next Satan convinces man that if it works then it must be true and therefore when people are exposed to some form of demonic power they accept it though not believing its origin is demonic. The Newsletter concludes with Satan proceeding “in stages of ever-increasing frequency and power, to his final Alien deception. Alien beings and UFO phenomenon begin to appear with increasing frequency and contact.” Because men no longer believe in demonic beings, they generally accept the lie that “they are an Alien race from another world. This other world is supposedly more technologically and spiritually advanced than Planet Earth.” [vii]

Bible teacher William Frederick, in his book, The Coming Epiphany (2009), suggests that the purpose of the UFOs is to condition people to accept the antichrist and to turn people away from God and abandon Christianity. He states:

I believe that they are going to be used to deceive many people into believing the lie that Jesus was an alien, and that UFOs started life on earth. And I also believe that the coming antichrist will, with great signs and wonders, get people to believe this lie and may even proclaim himself as the alien who started life on earth. In other words he will proclaim himself as god. […] As the return of Christ draws near the deception will get stronger and gain greater acceptance. [viii]

The Propaganda

War of the Worlds

In reality, there is a powerful propaganda machine working continuously to cause people to believe that one day the aliens will come to earth and this propaganda is rapidly increasing. The foundation of the propaganda was set via the theory of evolution which has programmed the modern person to accept the possibility of aliens showing up. Evolution has made man believe that if he could evolve against all odds, then, considering the trillions upon trillions of stars in the universe, there must be another hospitable planet that could also have given rise to the evolution of life. Modern day scientists like Stephen Hawking, confirm this notion that since we evolved, then it is just a matter of time before aliens will show up – based simply on the numbers. He warns, however, that they might not necessarily be nice when they do show up. “To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational […] The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like”. [ix]

The academic speculations concerning the existence and arrival of aliens are then continually reinforced in the media with their stunning special effects. The media has brought us the message over the years with various angles of how we should expect these aliens. H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds, first broadcast over radio left millions panicking that aliens truly had invaded the earth seeking to destroy humanity. Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Close Encounters of the Third Kind revealed a more benevolent alien – one who had come with peaceful motives and sought to help us rather than destroy us. The litany of global saviors is growing and the public loves it. Superheroes like Superman, Iron Man, Spider Man, and X-Men have also become earth’s heroes and saviors. Thanks to commercialism and incessant marketing, we see the images of these heroes many times a day – far more than we see reference to Jesus or the Bible.

“Aliens” Save the Human Race

The 2009 film Knowing, starring Nicholas Cage, envisions an apocalyptic scenario where earth is going to be destroyed by a solar flare of immense proportions. Throughout the movie some rather dark looking individuals are in pursuit of a boy and girl, whom they eventually convince to go with them before earth is destroyed. Nicholas Cage, who plays the father of the little boy, finally realizes that there is no hope for earth and so letting his son go with these individuals is the only option for his son. As he hands him over to the aliens, they transform themselves from their simple (but dark) human bodies into radiant beings of light, which only serves to remind us all too well of where Scripture declares that Satan and his angels can transform themselves into angels of light (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). All throughout the movie various characters make reference to God and Jesus in a fairly positive light. However, at the end of it all, the earth is destroyed and God and Jesus do absolutely nothing for humanity. Selected boy-girl couples (and two of every creature) are safely transported to other planets where they will begin again. If it were not for the oversight of the aliens, the entire human race would have been lost forever. The message is powerful that God and/or Jesus are impotent (or do not care) to help but the aliens, who have never asked anything from us, are the ones who in fact are superintending the continuation of the human race. The last scene even subtly implies that it was the aliens who originally planted humanity on earth in the same manner as they then planted the children on distant planets.

Fallen

As part of the propaganda that is intended to influence public sentiment – perhaps even to the point of empathizing with the demons and/or their offspring, ABC TV introduced a movie and series called Fallen in the fall of 2006. The concept of the story is that angels, who have fallen from heaven, will one day make it back via the “redeemer” who is a hybrid with a fallen angel and human mother – a race that the sequel calls “Nephilim”. [x] When we consider that ABC Family’s Fallen had approximately 2 million viewers weekly (according to TVGuide.com) we begin to see that the propaganda machine is in full motion.

Fallen

We might classify the ABC’s series Fallen as sympathy for the devil. While it is true that Lucifer remains a bad guy in the series, the other fallen angels (who, biblically, are demons and do his bidding) are made to look as if they have been given a bad rap. The series causes the viewer to wonder if perhaps God isn’t being unfair in some way. More importantly, it creates fascination and perhaps even desire for some to be a Nephilim (a hybrid) as well. The conditioning of the viewer’s mind to not be shocked at the thought of fallen angels mingling themselves with the seed of men is masterfully executed in the series. Lastly, we must not miss the most important element of all: it will be a demonic-human hybrid who will redeem the fallen angels and gain them access back into heaven. Could this be an allusion to Genesis 3:15 in which Satan’s seed will incarnate? Could this be why the Antichrist is often called the Beast in that he is not fully human but is a hybrid? This series and the many other TV series and movies all program mankind into accepting in the future what are today’s far out concepts.


[i] Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, Kurt Van Gorden, The Kingdom of The Occult, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Nashville, TN, 2008, pages 371-372.

[ii] Ibid. pg. 373.

[iii] David Hunt, The Cult Explosion (tract), n.p. 1981.

[iv] Ankerberg and Weldon, Facts on UFOs and Other Supernatural Phenomena. Eugene, OR: Harvest House 1992. p. 44

[v] Goetz, William R. UFOs Friend, Foe, or Fantasy, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Horizon Books. 1997, pg.142

[vi] Dr. Pierre Guerin, FSR Vol. 25, No. 1.

[vii] http://www.cuttingedgeministries.net/NEWS/n1912.cfm.

[viii] William Frederick, The Coming Epiphany (2009). Book downloaded from:  www.thecomingepiphany.com.

[ix] 4/25/2010 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/space/article7107207.ece.

[x] Retrieved December 2, 2010 from: http://www.suite101.com/content/fallen-returns-to-abc-family-a25424.