Revelation 6: The First Seal

Revelation 6

1st Seal

The Rider on the White Horse

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.”  And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:1-2

Watch out. The one with the bow on the white horse is not Jesus. He’s an imposter.

The seals of the scroll match the events Jesus described in Matthew 24. The first thing Jesus warns of is false Christs.

In Matthew 24 when Jesus was asked “And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.  For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.” Matthew 24:4

Many will be deceived. When Jesus came the first time, he was rejected by Israel because they wanted a conqueror on a white horse, not a saviour on a donkey.

Jesus told the Jews, “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.” John 5:41-43

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “be careful of what you wish for.” Here comes the guy on the white horse. Can you hear the hoofbeats?

Will this false christ be some sort of Greek or Roman god?

Let’s look at what the rider is wearing and wielding, using the original Greek words.

Toxon

In Greek the word for bow is toxon. The word is only mentioned once in the Bible. The normal word in the bible for bow is qesheth. Why wasn’t qesheth used here? Because it isn’t that kind of bow.

Toxon has its origins in the Greek “toxikon pharmakon” – the lethal poison that the ancient Greeks would smear on the points of their arrows.  Toxicon was the arrow and pharmacon, poison.  In today’s usage pharmacon is defined as a medicine or drug; also, a poison.

Do you remember what I wrote in my post The Letter From Jesus to Compromising Pergamos about the merchants from great Babylon who enriched themselves at our expense? “For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.” Revelation 18:23

If you look the word sorcery up in a Greek lexicon you’ll find it means pharmakeia. By their pharmakeia all the nations were deceived.

Pharmakon, in philosophy and critical theory, is a composite of three meanings: remedy, poison, and scapegoat.  The first and second senses refer to the everyday meaning of pharmacology (and to its sub-field, toxicology), deriving from the Greek source term φάρμακον (phármakon), denoting any drug, while the third sense refers to the pharmakos ritual of human sacrifice.

Apollo

In Greek the word for crown is stephanos. In Latin the word for crown is corona. Rome’s use of crowns was unique in that far more than kings could receive and wear crowns. Some Roman uses likely originated with Greek practices and mythology. Apollo, a god worshiped by both the Greeks and Romans, wore a laurel wreath on his head.

Do the great men of the earth worship Apollo?

Here’s exhibits A,B,C and D. You decide.

Exhibit A , an article by the Centre for Disease Control. Why did the CDC write an article on Coronavirus and Greek gods ?

Exhibit B, the Sun King

Louis XIV ruled with complete control over France and was known as The Sun King. He comissioned the The Fountain of Apollo at the Palace of Versailles, France in 1668. It depicts the Greek god Apollo rising from the sea in a four-horse chariot.

In 2017 the president of France and World Economic Forum member Emmanuel Macron summoned over 900 politicians from both houses of the French parliament to a rare Congress at the palace of Versailles. “I will govern like a Roman God,” he announced, much to France’s derision. He’s a wannabe but someone is going to. At some point in the future ten kings will jostle for power.

The Apollo Fountain at the Palace of Versailles depicts the Greek god Apollo rising from the sea

Macron is not the only one inspired by Louis XIV.

Exhibit C, Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump’s apartment is furnished in Louis XIV style with Apollo featured in the artwork and on the ceiling. Trump launched Operation Warp Speed, a public–private partnership initiated by the Federal Government of the United States, to facilitate and accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.

Exhibit D, the WHO and Shiva

Both Shiva and Apollo are known as the Destroyer. In Revelation 9:11 his name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).

In 2019 a photo surfaced of World Health Organisation officials meeting with a statue of the Hindu god Shiva in the background. Both Cern and the WHO are based at Geneva. Cern state they’re employing their vast global computing resources and collaborations in the fight against COVID-19. Cern, the Council of European Research Nuclear is the home of particle physics. Cern also has a statue of Shiva doing his dance of destruction. Cern is located on an ancient temple site dedicated to Apollo. Coincidence?

Links

Donald Trump’s 66th Floor Penthouse Exposes His Idol ‘Sun God’ Apollo, Son of Zeus

Crowns The Greek word for crown, as used in the Bible, is Stephanos. Rome used both Greek and Latin, the latter especially for military purposes. The Latin equivalent to Stephanos is Corona.

The White Horseman Brings Toxic Death Shots

World Economic Forum

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Hoofbeats

Shiva, Geneva, and World Health

Revelation 2: Letters From Jesus, to Loveless Ephesus and Persecuted Smyrna

Revelation 2:1-7

Here’s the first two letters that Jesus wrote to the congregations on earth, starting with Ephesus.

Ephesus, the Loveless Church

Jesus introduced himself to the church at Ephesus as ‘He who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands.’

In other words, Jesus has authority over the seven congregations.

The commendation: “And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.”   Rev 2:2-3

The problem:Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

The Nicolaitans are false apostles. That much we can gather. Jesus hated the deeds of the Nicolaitans. It’s uncertain what they were teaching. The word ‘Nico’ means ‘rule’ or ‘conquer’ and ‘laity’ means ‘non-ordained members of the church or religious community.’

Together the words mean ‘rule or conquer by clergy.’ If they were lording it over the people it would have been against Christ as he was a servant leader. He never intended His followers to be cogs in the wheel of an authoritarian man-made power structure, a structure which totally misrepresents him and his rule.

To combat false teachers you have to know your Bible. They profit from those who don’t. We thought we knew our Bible and even we nearly got taken for a ride, when the church we were attending at the time merged with a big, flashy mega church.

Crying wolf

Don’t be exploited.

2 Peter 2 False Teachers and Their Destruction

Combating power structures is never going to stop as long as the devil remains. Ephesus was so worn out from battling false teachers and false apostles that they became dogmatic and unloving.

Love is not a romantic feeling, it’s an action. Jesus gave two commandments, which pretty much sum up the ten commandments; ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:34-40

The reward: To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” Rev 2:7

We know Paradise was lost when Adam and Eve were deceived by Satan. They gained the knowledge of good and evil and became sinners. God in His mercy could not permit them to live forever in that fallen condition so he put cherubim on the east side of the Garden to bar the way to the Tree of Life.

For those who overcome, access to Paradise and the Tree of Life is granted.

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the Tree of Life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2

Smyrna, the Persecuted Church

Jesus addressed the Church at Smyrna, referring to himself as ‘The First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life.’ Rev 2:8

He identified himself as such to John in the last chapter, who’d fainted after seeing him; “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.  I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Rev 1:17

The commendation: “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:9-10

Jesus finds no fault with this church.

The Crown of Life is mentioned in James 1:12; “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Smyrna is associated with persecution as Jewish hatred for the early Christians was particularly fierce there. It’s the city where Polycarp, an early disciple of John was martyred. Smyrna hung on through the Ottoman Empire until 1922, when it was crushed by the Muslim ruler Mustapha Kemal Ataturk.

The Synagogue of Satan

Sabbatai Zevi, a Jewish mystic who was born in Smyrna followed the Kabbalah and claimed to be Messiah. In 1666, upon arriving in Constantinople (now Istanbul) Sabbatai was imprisoned and given the choice of death or converting to Islam. He and some 300 of his followers converted and became known as the Donmeh which is Turkish for ‘convert.’ They went underground. Not much is known about them but various groups called Donmeh continue to follow Sabbatai Zevi, mostly in Turkey. Nowadays they are Jews who follow the Kabbalah. They say they’re Jews, but they’re not.

The meaning of Smyrna

Smyrna means Myrrh which means bitterness, but it’s also associated with the oil of joy. When crushed and mixed with oil, it emits a beautiful fragrance. God anoints Jesus to give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning.

The reward, besides the Crown of Life: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.

The Second Death

Those born once will die twice. Those born twice (born again) will die once. Jesus said in John 3:3 that we must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. Then our names will go into the Book of Life.

Those not in the Book of Life will be consigned to the Lake of Fire. This is the second death and it will happen at the Great White Throne judgement. Rev 20:11-15

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Rev 21:8

Please, hell is no joke. The unbelieving will end up in the Lake of Fire. If you believe and you’re wrong what have you lost? Nothing. If you go to hell because of unbelief, what have you lost? Everything! Choose life.

Revelation 1:1, What does 8,88,888, and 8888 Signify?

Revelation 1

Revelation is the testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:2) and the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (Rev 19:10)

There’s a blessing for those who read, hear and keep the words of the prophecy. You can’t just read the book, you have to hear and keep the words. Who better to explain it than the author? He has the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:2

The first verse of Revelation begins with Jesus and God. God wants to show His servants things that must happen at the time of the end and he gave the Revelation to Jesus, to give to John through an angel.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, Revelation 1:1

Did you notice that Jesus not only sent it, he signified it? How does one signify something? In years past, a letter would be sealed with hot wax and the seal imprinted with the person’s signet ring.

There’s an example of this in the Book of Esther, chapter 8 verse 8. Note the eights.

You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring no one can revoke.” Esther 8:8

8

The Bible does have some significant numbers. Six is the number of man and seven is the number of God. We always hear about 666 when it comes to the Book of Revelation, but never 888. The number eight is Jesus’ number.

In Greek, the name of Jesus is spelled I H S O U S. Each Greek letter has a numerical value and so if we then take each letter in Jesus’ name and add them up, the total comes to 888.

I H S O U S (Jesus) = 10 + 8 + 200 + 70 + 400 + 200 = 888.

NameGreek letterValue
Iiota10
Heta8
Ssigma200
Oomicron70
Uupsilon400
Ssigma200
TOTAL888
Above: The name of Jesus in Greek, I H S O U S

8 is the same, up or down.

Sideways it’s the symbol of infinity, represented by an 8 laid down.

Eight is the number of resurrection and the resurrection is the eighth ‘great sign’ recorded in John’s Gospel.

God has left us with some signs to see. Here is a cosmic wonder from heaven; the Infinity Symbol discovered at the heart of the Milky Way in 2011, and a thing of beauty from the earth – a butterfly called “Anna’s 88.” Butterflies are used as a symbol of new life and the resurrection.

Jesus is referred to as the ‘Son of Man’ 88 times in the New Testament.

The Book of Revelation has Jesus’ number stamped on it. There are 22 chapters of 404 verses, and 22 multiplied by 404 equals 8888.

Signed, sealed, signified and delivered – that’s his book.

We’re not used to seeing Jesus as a king, but we will be soon.

Judah’s signet and cord

Judah and Tamar were ancestors of Jesus Christ. The royal line began with Judah;

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
Genesis 49:10

In Genesis 38 Judah gave Tamar his signet and cord, and staff as a pledge before he lay with her. When confronted she produced them asking, “Please determine whose these are—the signet and cord, and staff,” Genesis 38:25. It was an awkward question for Judah but not for God. Whose signet was it? The message is there in a hidden equidistant letter sequence which spells out “God encoded, God is truth.”

Related post: Through the Word: Tamar

Jesus as King

Jesus is the Greek version of the Hebrew name Joshua. The meaning of the name Jesus is ‘Yah Will Save, Yah Saves.’ Salvation is to be found under no other name.

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

God said through the prophet Isaiah;

“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.
Isaiah 45:22-23

Every knee will bow before Jesus.

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

Related post:The Great Sign in Heaven.’

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The name Jesus: Summary

Anna’s 88

Is the butterfly with 88 on it’s wings a sign, or a coincidence?

Jesus brought to the temple after his eighth day and greeted by a prophetess named Anna, a widow in her 80’s.

Luke 2:21 And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

Luke 2:21-24 Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

Luke 2:36-38 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;  and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.  And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

The LORD’s signet ring

Ancient kings used signet rings to designate authority, honor, or ownership. A signet contained an emblem unique to the king. Official documents were sealed with a dollop of soft wax impressed with the king’s signet, usually kept on a ring on his finger. Such a seal certified the document as genuine, much like a notary public’s stamp today. In 1 Kings 21:8, the evil Queen Jezebel took King Ahab’s signet ring and “wrote letters in Ahab’s name and sealed them with his seal.” The ring’s stamp gave her letters the king’s authority. In Daniel 6:17, a signet ring was used to seal a stone covering a lions’ den: “A stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel.” A royal signet ring is also featured in Genesis 41:41-43 and Esther 8:8.

Got Questions: What does it mean that Zerubbabel was the LORD’s signet ring (Haggai 2:23)?

Through the Word: Types

Genesis 21:1-21

Isaac, the son of promise, was born. Sarah was 90 and Abraham 100. Abraham threw a feast on the day he was weaned and Sarah, seeing Ishmael scoffing, said, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.” Genesis 21:9

Abraham was displeased but God reassured him that he would make a nation from Ishmael, as Ishmael was his seed. But he said, “Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called.”

Why did God choose the younger brother over the older?

Adam: the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.

I prayed about this, and the answer I got was it’s because of Adam. What has happened here is a type. One is the son of the flesh, the other the son of the spirit.

For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

We read in 1 Corinthians 15:46 that the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.  The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.  As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.  And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.

Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

When Jesus referred to himself as “the Son of Man,” he was identifying with us as “the second Adam.”

Adam was the first son of God, Jesus the second, THE begotten Son of God. Jesus did for us what Adam could never do, resurrect us;  “So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.  It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.  It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.  And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” 1 Corinthians 15:42-45

Hagar and Sarah: the women represent two covenants.

George Segal, Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael, 1987. Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Hagar and Sarah were also a type, explained in Galatians 4.

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.

These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.  Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.  But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. Galatians 4:21-27

Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.  At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now.  But what does Scripture say? “ Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”  Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman. Galatians 4:28-31

Note, this is not supposed to demean Hagar and Ishmael, for God cared about them and saved them out of the desert wilderness, promising he would make Ishmael into a great nation.

Links

Hagar and Ishmael: Genesis 21:14-21

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Through the Word: Esau and Jacob

Through the Word: Ephraim and Manasseh

Through the Word : the Serpent

In Genesis 3 we’re introduced to the serpent. He’s usually depicted as hanging from the tree of knowledge, but the Bible doesn’t depict that. Nor does it depict an apple. The fruit is not named, the tree is. We’re simply told the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field. The serpent asks leading questions about God’s commands and sows doubt, which is typical.

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

Genesis 3:1

Adam and Eve were no match for him. It would have been like manipulating two innocent children.

The oldest language in the world is the Oracle Bone Script, it’s an ancient ancestor of modern Chinese characters. When the missionaries arrived, they recognised the Genesis story from the old Chinese characters. The word prohibit is formed from two characters, tree and divine command.

This is the Chinese character for prohibition.

“Why did God put the tree that caused all the trouble in the Garden in the first place?” a new believer asked after hearing the story of Adam and Eve and the Fall. I didn’t know, but it was a good question. It is said that obedience is the highest form of worship. Maybe both man and the serpent were being tested for their loyalty?

The first prophecy of Jesus appears in Genesis 3:15. Speaking to the serpent, God said,

“And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”

Genesis 3:15

The serpent’s head was bruised at the cross but for now he has been allowed to remain and rule the earth. Why? Perhaps it’s to test our loyalty.

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The Light of the World, and the Word in Chinese characters

Beware Apollo’s Priests

What strange days we’re in. Who would have thought 18 months ago we’d be facing these trials?

This year, 2021, is “the year of the vaccine.” I warn you not to take it. The reasons based on science and data are on my other blog. I recommend you read the testimony from Dr Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr Michael Yeadon. I’ve spent months looking into the heart of darkness to get the information out to people. Fortunately, or unfortunately I’ve had the time to do this evidence based study while I’ve been going through cancer treatment.

Recently I learned of the sad death of my healthy, 36 year old dentist from a massive brain haemorrhage after taking the vaccine. He died on the 23rd June 2021. The worst part is it was a needless waste of life. There’s no Covid in my country and the so-called vaccine doesn’t prevent you from catching or spreading it.

Be aware, this is not a conventional vaccine – mRNA is injected into the human body to tell the cells to create spike proteins, and it’s competing with the immune systems that God gave us. The spikes are not staying in the arm, they’re getting into the bloodstream creating things like blood clots, strokes, uncontrolled shaking, bleeding under the skin, and myocarditis.

This is genetic manipulation and it’s going to become the norm for vaccines. I did wonder why some people are fine after having the shots and others like my dentist not?

Dr Michael Yeadon explains the process. It’s a multi-step thing like an Apollo rocket. There’s four or five steps involved. Some will not be affected very much, but some may get loads of the vaccine taken up in large quantities, expressed at high amounts, in dangerous parts of the body. And he thinks that’s why some people are fine, and other people get blood clots.

As for our governments, they are appointed by God and they’re supposed to be God’s ministers to us for good. This genetic manipulation was presented to us as a vaccine with the words “safe and effective.” We weren’t given an informed choice by our leaders. It’s their crime. Those who have sinned are the ones with the agenda who knowingly put us in harm’s way.

If you’ve had the vaccines, just be thankful you haven’t been harmed. Dr Sucharit Bhakdi warned against booster shots. He said if you get a third shot, write your will.

I believe in medicine. Chemo was used in my cancer treatment and it didn’t do me any harm, apart from losing my hair. People everywhere prayed for me. But this gene editing is playing God, and we’re not being warned about their practices. Right now the whole world is undergoing an mRNA experiment and no-one knows how it’s going to end up.

Will those who refuse the vaccine be persecuted for their choice?

I was praying about what to do if the Covid vax becomes mandatory and God replied with this Bible verse; “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

The temptation which is common to man is to follow the crowd, to fit in, to be a team player. Our prime minister even mistakenly calls us New Zealanders her “team of 5,000,000.”

The temptation with the Covid vax is to take it so we can be free to travel again. We may be required to take it for work. We’re promised that if we take it life will go back to normal.

Do you really think we’ll be going back to normal?

Let’s turn our TVs off and look at this thing. Do you see the serpent that’s wrapped itself around the pole? Thanks to globalism, the World Health Organisation and GAVI (the powerful Global Vaccine Alliance), that serpent is now wrapped around the world, choking the life out of our freedoms, our economies and our livelihoods.

Do you feel constricted yet?

The name Satan is written with three Hebrew letters: The letter Shin, which means to consume or destroy, the letter Tet which means a snake, or to surround, twist, entwine and ensnare, and the letter Nun, which means life. So Satan means ‘the snake which surrounds, ensnares, consumes and destroys life.’

In Revelation 12:9 the snake is defined as “that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.”

Yes the snake on the pole is a medical symbol. It’s commonplace, we’re used to seeing it. It relates to Asclepius, a son of Apollo. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether it’s from him or mediated through his son Asclepius. The mother of Asclepius is Coronis.

Apollo is a god of plagues. He delivered people from epidemics, yet he is also a god who caused them. Apollo could bring ill-health and deadly plague with his arrows. The invention of archery itself is credited to Apollo. He’s usually described as carrying a bow and a quiver of silver arrows.

He is a high ranking demonic prince.

In Revelation 6:2 we see the first horsemen to ride out in the seal judgements. He’s carrying a bow and it’s unusual – in that the Greek word for bow is ‘toxon’ and it’s only mentioned once in the Bible. The word toxon has its origins in the Greek “toxikon pharmakon” – the lethal poison that the ancient Greeks would smear on the points of their arrows.  Toxicon was the arrow and pharmacon, poison.  In today’s usage pharmacon is defined as a medicine or drug; also, a poison.

Does this signify the beginning of the apocalypse? No I don’t believe so, but we can hear the hoof beats.

Second Thessalonians 2:3 warns: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [Apoleia; Apollyon, Apollo]”

Beware of Apollo’s priests. I believe this so-called pandemic was caused by people in league with the devil, and they promise to deliver us from it. They created the problem, caused a reaction, and now they’re offering a solution. Are they into the occult? In the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of the word occult means to shut off from view or exposure : cover, eclipse. It’s not revealed, it’s secret, hidden from view. There’s a hidden agenda.

Jesus said, “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.  It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!  Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:24-29

I wish people had a fear of God rather Covid. The fear of the Lord leads to wisdom. That’s what we need right now with this so-called vaccine. Who are you going to put your trust in?

The devil has a counterfeit for everything that God has provided for us. Before the invention of Asclepius, God provided the symbol of the snake on the pole for the Israelites in the desert who were bitten by the serpents sent among them. If they looked at this symbol, they would live. Numbers 21:8-9

After the Israelites reached the promised land, it became an idol called ‘Nehustan,’ meaning “a worthless thing.”

Jesus referred to it when He said, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:14

In the face of temptation, remain faithful. This is a test.

James the brother of Jesus wrote, “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12

Jesus wrote to the church of Smyrna saying, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10

To the church of Philadelphia He wrote, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” Revelation 3:10

So hold on tight to your genes. And keep the faith.


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Apollo, Apollyon, Abaddon is a high-ranking Satanic prince. His name means “to destroy.” The Greeks most often associated Apollo’s name with the Greek verb ἀπόλλυμι (apollymi), ‘to destroy’.” And “Apollyon is the active participle of apollymi (ἀπόλλυμι, ‘to destroy’)”.

Dr Michael Yeadon, former chief scientist of Pfizer research division speaks out : “I’m not a religious person, but I decided I was looking into the face of evil.

Dr Sucharit Bhakdi, Blood Clots and Beyond : “What is happening now, I fear is the immune system is being trained to do something that it would do very well on it’s own – and now if the real virus comes in, or a virus that is related, it is ready to attack.”

With Jesus, we’re all one

There’s a whole lot of stirring going on in the western world right now over divisive racial issues.  It doesn’t surprise me, I expected there’d be something after people were penned up over this so-called pandemic.  It makes a mockery of of all the Covid-19 restrictions thhough, especially distancing.  Someone in the US said, “I don’t know whether to wear a mask or carry a gun!”

Let’s give God his due, rather than the devil.  I’m glad that with God, we all matter, and we’re all one.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”  Galatians 3:28

In these troubled times, it’s good to keep our eyes on the Lord.  There’s power in unity.  Here’s a clip from five years ago, I thought it would be good to play now.  Be blessed.

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!”

Revelation 5:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

What we need

With the world troubled by the Coronavirus at the moment, I thought it’s important to remember who Jesus is and what we need.  Right now, I’m reading the book of John, and John contains seven “I AM” statements.

I AM the Bread of Life (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51); I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12); I AM the Door of the Sheep (John 10:7, 9); I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14); I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25); I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6); and I AM the True Vine (John 15:1, 5).

The world needs Jesus – not hand sanitiser, face masks or toilet paper.

I found this on Facebook, I don’t know who wrote it – but it sums up four of Jesus’ I AM statements.

I AM

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The Bread of Life.  Are you hungry?  Here is Bread.

 

The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence

Have you ever read the verse about the kingdom of heaven suffering violence and the violent taking it by force, and wondered what it meant?

"And from the days of John the Baptist 
until now the kingdom of heaven suffers 
violence,  
and the violent take it by force."  
Matthew 11:12

John the BaptistThe context for the verse is “the days of John the Baptist.”

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord. Make His paths straight.’ ” 
Matthew 3:1-3

After hearing him preach, what do you think the Jews were looking forward to?

They wondered if John was the Messiah, or Elijah – who Malachi prophesied would be sent before the day of the Lord (Malachi 4:5.)

The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem asked who he was: “Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.  He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”

They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet?”

He answered, “No.””  John 1:19-21

Jesus indicated John was a type for Elijah when He said, “And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come.” Matthew 11:14 

The Day of the Lord is yet to come and so is Elijah.  He may be one of the two witnesses described in Revelation 11.

Elijah will explain both Testaments and unite Jews and Christians, as he shows how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament.

And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Malachi 4:6

Elijah will probably also heal a generational divide which I fear will happen as our children are being taught a different version of end-times after receiving an Agenda 2030 based green gospel at school.  Imagine being a climate skeptic with a child like Greta Thunberg.

Hitler said, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”  It doesn’t bear thinking about.  If it’s uncomfortable now – what will it be like in the future?

But getting back to Jesus’ day, the Jews believed John the Baptist when he announced the Kingdom of God was at hand.  When Jesus fed the crowd of 5000 bread, they intended to make Jesus king by force. (John 6:14-15)

Were these people violent or enthusiastic and desperate?  I don’t know, but Jesus separated Himself from the the crowd.  Their idea of the kingdom of God was not His or His Father’s.

Before the Kingdom of Heaven can come, a false messiah and a false kingdom headed by ten kings will come first.  Jesus warned us not to be deceived.

Will we have to go against the crowd at a time when truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey?
(Isaiah 59:14-15)

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I’ve written about the Kingdom to come in my second book “The Wayfarer’s Guide to the Apocalypse.”  It’s a unique peek at the happenings in Heaven and on earth as the world lurches through the apocalypse.   Book link: https://books2read.com/u/3RaOvG

Taking a stand

How essential is it for a nation to know their identity, their DNA, who they are and what they stand for?  What have we been taught about our origins from the academic and scientific establishment?

God says “my people perish for lack of knowledge”, Hosea 4:6.  It’s followed by a solemn warning about the consequences of rejecting knowledge.  Again, he says “people without knowledge will come to ruin.”  In Proverbs he urges us “Whatever you do, get knowledge, get wisdom.”

I’ve just finished reading for the second time a book “After the Flood” by Bill Cooper, an English historian.  This book shows how European history can be traced right back to the flood and the descendants of Japheth, the son of Noah, through contemporary accounts and the table of nations.

The third chapter opens with a quotation from Nennius, a Welsh monk from the 9th Century;  “I Nennius, pupil of the holy Elvodug, have undertaken to write down some extracts that the stupidity of the British cast out; for the scholars of the Island of Britain had no skill … I have therefore made a heap of all that I have found …”‘

Bill Cooper suggested the word Nennius used for stupidity would have been better translated as “complacency” or “lethargy,” the mood of the Britons that followed in the wake of the massacre of the monks at Bangor.

You see, their knowledge had been taken away from them.

“The profound cultural shock of seeing their finest scholars and spiritual leaders massacred by supposedly fellow Christians at the instigation of a Roman Bishop no less, would have left a very deep wound indeed, and it is this state of mind amongst the British or Welsh that Nennius laments and which lead to the neglect and loss of many records and books.”

Christianity was already established in Britain before Rome arrived.  “That Christianity was firmly established in even remote parts of Britain at the close of the second century is shown by Tertullian stating “the Britons in parts inaccessible to the Romans, Christ has truly subdued.”

British Bishops attended the Council of Arles in 314AD, before the Roman Catholic church was formed.  When Augustine went to Britain in 601AD as a representative of Rome, he could not get them to convert.  The Welsh already had the true faith, given to them by the early church, and they did not need any new innovations from Rome.

When the monks refused to accept the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, he instigated the Saxon army to attack the monastery at Bangor-is-y-coed, killing 1200 monks and scholars.

Much was lost, including the history of the early British kings.  To regain what was lost, I recommend you read the book “After the Flood.”

And now here we are at the end of the age.  Has Britain abandoned its Christian heritage?  Is Britain again in the grip of a culture shock following political correctness and imposed multiculturalism, with the resultant Islamic attacks in its cities?

Dunkirk70th AnniversaryDid you know that in World War 2 the nation, led by its King, prayed?  When Britain stood on the brink of invasion, with 330,000 men trapped on the beach at Dunkirk, King George VI called for an unprecedented week of prayer.  Throughout the country, people prayed on 26 May 1940 for a miraculous delivery.

May 29 was the day of the evacuation of Dunkirk.  We know what happened.  On the 28 May a storm of unprecedented fury grounded the German Luftwaffe – while the English channel became as still as a millpond, despite the storm in Flanders, enabling a vast armada of little ships, big ships, warships, privately owned motor-cruisers from British rivers and estuaries – in fact, almost anything that would float – to get the men off the beach.

The Queen has the title “Defender of the Faith.” Does she defend it?  In 2014 she gave into political correctness, signing into law same-sex marriage, a law that the nation never gave the government a mandate for.  Following that, Britain had a series of storms that were described by the British prime minister as “biblical.”

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The flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, 2014

Who is going to the defend the faith now?  British people, you do have a King … the same King as the Polish people.

Here is Poland the following year.  In November of 2015 Poland marched in the streets and took a stand for Christianity. They declared boldly to the world “here, Jesus Christ is our King!”  It was the biggest march in Poland’s history.  The media were silent.

Is it time for the spirit of the nations to rise, to go to war again through intercessory prayer?

John R. Mott, Nobel Peace Prize winner, said “The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer.”

Britain, as the sun sets in the west, may you remember who you are.

Bregret


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Battles in the spiritual realm
Massacre at Bangor
After the Flood

Nennius and the Table of European Nations