Five I Will's of Satan:
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 on the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.' Isa 14:13-14 (NKJ)
A bad guy with a plan:
Lucifer, Satan, the Devil the very names conjure up the many mid-evil images in the minds of most people. Unfortunately in today's "enlightened" society far too many people laugh and consider a literal personal being as foolish superstitions of uneducated people. When I come across such attitudes I sometimes wish I could let these people sit in on a "deliverance". In my 30 years in ministry I have on occasion been a part of exorcisms. It is just a part of ministry. It is in these moments of confronting spiritual entities that all intellectual theories, doctrine and philosophies of doubt are thrown right out the window. It leaves one knowing beyond a doubt that there is a real literal enemy of God and Man. Though I can't say I have ever confronted Satan himself, I have confronted many of his minions. Let me tell you they really are the bad guys. What makes Satan and his followers even more dangerous than even many Christians realize is the fact that he has a plan and deluded they (Satan and his followers) have a hope that they can win! The plan is revealed in the scriptures and even hinted at in their symbols.
Symbols reveal a plan:
For some, symbols might sound too mystic or superficial to have any real importance. I would like you to realize that in the Bible, names, numbers and symbols are very relative to understanding a larger picture. They are not shrouded in some deep hidden mysteries understood by only a few. They are consistent in their use and interpretable by their defined contextual use. In the same
manner Satan has his own symbols with their own meanings. Pictured are two popular occult symbols. The first one might signify what I believe is Satan’s ultimate goal. The snake wrapped around to form a circle, with it’s own tail in it’s mouth. Satan, as the serpent desires to complete this linear existence into an eternal one by wrapping his beginning (the act in the garden of Eden) to his own ending according to his own will, purged from all that is God’s including his people. He also has the five pointed star, the pentagram, indicating a five point plan on how he will establish this desired goal.
Lucifer’s fall becoming Satan
It has always been assumed that Lucifer rebelled and fell in some ancient time past before the creation of man. There are no actual scriptures to indicate this. The only vague reference would be the
two words Tohuw and Bohuw used in Gen1:2. The prior rebellion was used to explain the destructive state of earth before creation or re-creation. Understanding the idea of wrapping time from beginning to end together does not require a previous rebellion in some ancient time past. As I have said before, this idea filled an apparent gap but was based on conjecture alone. I believe the scriptures make it quite clear where when and why Lucifer fell to become Satan. The Anointed cherub that covers...in the Garden of Eden The prophet Ezekiel while directing a lamentation to the King of Tyre reveals much about the original position, ministry and domain of Lucifer. We also see the flaw in his nature at his very creation and his eventual fall and. Lucifer in Eden
"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 Lucifer in his sanctuary
mountain of God;
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 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 moreforever."'
Ezek 28:12-19 (NKJ)
Lucifer in counsel with his followers
From this text, we can see that the provisions to Lucifer was, “every precious stone was thy covering.” In the Hebrew, Yaqar eben mecukkah means that every rare and valuable stone in the sense, to build or construct, was his fence or entwining as a screen to cover and protect. In a sense, these stones are construction elements used to build. What is being built is a fence, entwined like a screen for the purpose of protection. Where was this happening? In the Garden of Eden. Only recently, have many “fringe” scientists become aware of an
electro-magnetic “grid” that covers the earth. In disk technology as well as the presence of “ghosts” and also demonic activity, all have been with the presence of certain electro-magnetic disturbances. Enoch describes seeing the path of the angles in relation to the winds of the earth. This could be the physics behind Satan as the “prince of the power of the air” Eph 2:2. This entwining fence now being used to control and hold the earth’ in linear time,was supposed to be for protecting the garden, (or intended creation).
instructions and duty given
He is described as, “the anointed cherub that covers.” This is a description of his position and created state. He was anointed. That is he was selected as separate, apart and above his normal position as a cherub to a special purpose. That purpose was to
protect the Garden of Eden! A cherub is an order of angelic being. They are described as flanking God’s throne Ps99:1. They are an image hovering over the Ark of the Covenant. Ezk9:3 They are also described as a vehicle of Jehovah. Ps18:10 2Sam22:11. If there was a prior rebellion before creation, Satan would not be trusted to protect the Garden of Eden. God many times speaks to the prophets about future events in the past tense. From his perspective it has already happened. This text speaks in this manner with Satins eventual demise. This of course has not happened yet but God speaks in the past tense as if it has. Again this is a matter of perception between God and man.
He had complete access to God and mobility through his
creation as the highest in command of angelic beings.
“Thou wast upon the holy mountain of God, thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”(the planets?) “...the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created.” “...thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” Ezk 22
Mars, was always associated with War, could this be the place of Satan's sanctuary or outpost? Dave Flynn has compelling evidence as such. http://www.mt.net/~watcher/
The workmanship or ministry (as in the sense of a job or duty) of the tambourine and of thy pipes or bezel (a facet to hold a gemstone) was instilled into him at his creation. This is rather a poetic way of describing the special abilities Lucifer was endowed with. If you think of the function of a tambourine; by shaking with one hand and striking with the other, you produce a sound that creates rhythm harmonious to the surrounding accompaniment. A bezel is for the purpose of holding and securing something valuable in place. Shaking, striking and holding to produce harmony and balance and protection of God's creation was Lucifer's natural ability. (The name Lucifer means light bearer) In this sense he was the highest extension of God's grace; provider and protector. All resources were at his use, all mobility was provided, and authority was given to him to protect and to serve. He was God's super cop. A bezel can also mean a capstone as the as the facet or top of a pyramid.
Character Flaw :Vanity and Pride
This was not good enough. Pride from a sense of self importance caused Lucifer to usurp God’s authority. The great wisdom that was his became corrupted by his own intellect. His peace of mind and soundness became defiled by his iniquity. Hatred, rage and anger welling up to a deluded state that would consume him from within. Beauty has always been understood in the physical sense. The Hebrew here is speaking more of a mental and positional state of existence, and not necessarily a physical one.
heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy
wisdom by reason of thy brightness...thou hast
defiled thy sanctuaries by thy iniquities... therefore I will bring
forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee...”
This is sin and the magnifying unrest that results in Lucifer’s own mind and mental condition.
He acted upon this flaw
What was the act he committed? “By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned...by the iniquity of thy traffic.”
It can be understood, from this mention
here that Lucifer made
merchandise of God’s knowledge and “traded” it for the inheritance of Adam and Eve. From that point on Lucifer, now Satan would continue to trade “secret and forbidden
knowledge” to mankind for a price. That price being the ability to manipulate and exercise power and control according to his will in their lives.
current position as the result
I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:...I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.”
Behold here means to have knowledge of
to understand and perceive. By making merchandise of God’s knowledge and
twisting it, he becomes the “god of this
world.”2Cor4:4 His initial trade was in the garden of Eden when he tricked mankind on the path away from the tree of life to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This gave him a linear existence to shape and try to conform creation into his own. He will not be successful.
“I will destroy thee O covering cherub, from the midst of the
stones of fire...I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight
of all them that behold thee...All thee that know thee shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.”
Here is a progression that Satan will follow. It is his prophetic end which is not yet completed but is still the process.
Satan is cast out of the eternal realm and the physical universe to earth. "Brought to ashes" can also mean brought to worthlessness. While cast on earth all his efforts are to God, worthless. He will be a terror while here and his followers will be astonished as they see it all come to nothing. They lose! They do not even believe this prophecy here as they are all deluded.
The “Fall” is an ongoing part of
Lucifer’s fall was not in some ancient time past before the creation of man, but was in fact in the garden as God’s protector turned rebel. I think I have shown you the scriptures that clearly indicate that. Understanding this, we can also grasp the fact that this fall is a continual ongoing process. Satan has fallen is falling and will continue to fall until he is cast into the lake of fire. In this linear experience the fall is ongoing because this is the fall!. This makes Satan a far worse enemy. He, being deluded, actually believes he has a chance to beat God at his own game. He has a strategy and a plan and so far he is right on time...this makes him much more dangerous as an enemy because he has hope.
During the Vietnam war American prisoners were tortured with the hopes of being brought to a place of hopelessness. They found Americans hard to give in because of their faith in God and hope and trust in their country . As long as someone has hope they can be tenacious against all odds to resist hardship and stay on target.
The Five I will’s Of Satan:
The Master Plan
Isaiah 14:12-16, “How thou art fallen from heaven, Oh Lucifer,
son of the mourning! How thou art cut down to the ground, which
did weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will
ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of
the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be
like the most high. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the
sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee,
and consider thee saying, Is this the man that made the earth to
tremble, and did shake the kingdoms?”
"I will ascend into Heaven" This is Satan’s ultimate goal. Yet he does not want God’s
heaven, he wants his own and he
wants it in his fashion according to his own desire and will. God promises his
followers that flesh and blood will be changed or resurrected to flesh and bone
in a spiritual physical state. Satan
wants to change his spiritual state into an eternal flesh and blood state keeping the qualities of the spiritual one as well. A key to this is in the Hebrew word alah for ascend. A prime root word used in it’s widest sense, it is the movement from a lower to higher elevation. There are variations of this word that apply here in this text. Alah can mean to ascend by copying as to overlay or in a sense of putting on a garment. To be lifted up (as in a resurrection). These variations I believe give us a richness of the full intent of Satan. We all know or should know that Satan is the great impostor and imitator. To copy God is well understood by most but to overlay; this gives us the idea of extrapolation. To reproduce known models in hopes of producing the same effects for your self. To overlay you would go either ahead or behind an event to imitate it in hopes of producing your own desired result or reversing an action already accomplished against you. You would do this in a specific manner as putting on a
garment, or becoming a different existence. When Satan said in
his heart, I will ascend, he meant much more than just instantly rising to do
battle and take over heaven. We have to understand, he existed outside of time
and must of had some idea of what God had planned for his creation, even if he
did not know his part in it. He knew he would imitate by overlaying his own plan
over God’s in
hopes of completing his desired results before God would complete his. This then is a much more enhanced understanding of ascending into heaven.
A joke that illustrates well:
God and Satan are sitting side by side and God picks up a handful of dirt. He then creates the heavens, earth, and all life including mankind. Pleased says, " this is good." Satan gives a smug look toward God and says, "Huh, that's no big deal, I can do that." Satan reaches down and gets a handful of dirt and begins...God interrupts him and says, " Hey! That's my dirt get your own!
"I will exalt my throne above
the stars of God."
Lucifer was already the head Cherubim, and that being, the highest order of angelic beings. The rest of the angels of all orders would have already been used to following his orders as being from God. Satan has persuaded a large portion of the heavenly host to follow him. This will be his army. Stars are a consistent symbol referring to angels. This army, we will see in a few later chapters is a literal “crossover” of spirit to flesh. This is mentioned in Joel 2:8. “...and when they fall upon the sword (or
dart) they shall not be wounded.” Traditionally this has been taught as being a 200 million demon filled army from China. In over 30 years of ministry, I have dealt with demon procession and I
have never heard of any that would overcome death in this
manner. This is not an earthly form of an army. This is an army of supermen
genetically produced, the same fallen ones in Gen6. We will see the many
scriptures that define this story later. The second part of Satan’s plan is to
use as many Angles as he can to follow him as an army, to do his will. To place
his seat of authority above the angels of God is to become a being higher than
the angels. The Hebrew word for throne has a meaning as a canopied throne. In
this sense it has a figurative meaning as a covering or bodily dwelling. The
desire may imply that a physical form higher than Angelic is desired. This is
accomplished in part
through cloning and a gene splicing hybridization of human/ spirit entities. He is already the top angel but desires to have his authority above that. Mortal man is described as “a little lower than the angels”. Jesus became the same as our state of existence to bring us back to God, and is mentioned as a little lower than the angles. Heb2:9 In a resurrected or eternal state we are joint heirs to Christ, Rom8:17. This suggests co-ruler ship and supported by Paul’s admonishment to the Corinthians for their bickering amongst themselves when he reminds them, Know ye not that we shall judge angels?” 1Co6:3 Satan’s seat of authority or desired state of being is to be the same as God’s children, which is to be like God, which is above the stars (angels) of God. By taking mankind’s inheritance (in the
Garden of Eden) placing man in a lesser state, he
will copy God’s method of redemption for his own army of rebel angels, to cross over to a new state of
existence. One higher than the created
angelic one. Then placing himself and his army in the right time and place, He hopes to eternalize this linear existence into his own. This army may very well be the created “image of the beast” and Hitler’s dream of an “invincible army” as we shall see later.
When we allow the scriptures to speak, this resurrected Army could look more like a scene out of terminator than 200million Chinese. Probably more human than machine however technology will be a primary enhancement as an imitation of the resurrected human body which Satan desires for his version of Redemption.
"I will sit also upon the
mount of the congregation;on the sides of the north."
This gives us a geographic location, the point of attack and position to occupy. Jesus taught in giving us the example of prayer, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The occult has
a catch phrase,” As above so below. Keeping this in mind, the place of attack is not or was not in heaven in some remote past. There is a geographical location on earth referred to as the sides of the North. There is also a people that would represent a spiritual, “
sides of the north.” Both the place and the group of people are a target of attack and desire to occupy.
The sides of the north has a special designation. Ps. 75:6, “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and
setteth up another.” By process of elimination, the north is where promotion comes from. The Hebrew
word, ruwm, for promotion
is the same word for exalt in the second I will; they both mean to
be raised up or elevated. The Hebrew word yashab, is used where Satan say’s he will sit on the mount. Yashab means to sit as a judge. In Ps75:6 we read that God is the judge (sitting on the sides
of the north in heaven.) He puts down or sets (ruwm) up another. From this we see that on earth Satan wants to sit in the place of Judgment. In doing so he can put down God’s own people and raise himself up. Ps48:2, “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” The congregation is referred to as Zion, and the city of the great king would be none other than Jerusalem. There is the geographical location which is a target of attack. What is not understood even by most learned Christians is the fact that while in the “time of the Gentiles, the church age, there is also a spiritual location of attack. In the New Testament, Paul describes the church (body of believers) as Zion, the New Jerusalem, Israel of God and Abrahams seed. Heb12:22, Gal3:29, Gal6:16 . One of the Lost northern tribes of Israel was said that it would become a nation like Judah. They would judge Israel as one of the tribes, their name meant to judge. They were situated on the north side of the ark while in the wilderness. Their function was to be the meeting place for all the rest of the tribes or congregation. There is a Biblical connection with the tribe of Dan and America. This is the other place of attack. There are many more scriptures to tie this
in. I cover this in detail in the section, America in Prophecy. For now it is important to realize that there are two places of attack. One is a people, the other is a location combined they are the Christian Nation, The United Satate of America!. They are both the mount of the congregation on the sides of the north. They will both be attacked and infiltrated.
" Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." Gen 49:9-10
"And of Dan
he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan." Deut 33:22
Judah became a tribe nation in the time of the divided kingdom. God's grace was upon both. This remained until Jesus came from Judah and prophecy was fulfilled exactly as stated. Dan would also be a tribe nation separate and apart from Israel but a tribe nation under the grace of God. Dan suddenly left the northern area as the Assyryians attacked and captured the northern 10 tribes never to return to Israle. Dan became a nation under God's providence, The USA! Want to know more?
4. How? "I will ascend above the
heights of the clouds:"
What is being mentioned here is more than rising above some
big fluffy clouds in the sky. Clouds are described in many
passages as being the form from which God’s presence radiated a “shekinah glory”. This cloud was God’s abode in the Old
Testament. The cloud was over the Ark of the Covenant, appeared over the Temples signifying God’s presence within, appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, was before the children of Israel day and night leading them through the wilderness.
Traditional image of Satan ascending to heaven to battle God
These clouds of
heaven were also the objects anyone left or entered earth from.
Elijah’s ascension on a fiery chariot, Jacobs ladder with angels
climbing down, even Jesus' ascension and promised return in the
same manner was described as a “cloud” Num9:15, Num14:14,
2Chron5:13, Isa19:1, Isa25:5 Ps 104:3, Dan7:13 Matt24:30
1Thess4:17 Acts1:9 to mention a few. Here is what Satan is using to
replace the clouds of heaven with. In the UFO community, the main subtle message
is, "Silly Christian, the clouds of heaven are interstellar space craft manned
by our creators, The Aliens." The total conclusion with this thought is
that there is no God.
It is now become important to understand just what the clouds of
heaven are, as well as it is to understand what they are not..
What they are not:
The Biblical clouds of heaven are not the nut and bolt technological disks called flying saucers from outer space. The clouds of heaven do not contain mere humans or human like creatures that have made or maintained mankind on earth.
What are they then?
The most popular detailed account is that of “Ezekial’s wheels. Within the UFO community this is the most often used text to prove nut and bolt UFO’s were in fact, the clouds of Heaven. One key element left out of this description is the fact that what Ezekiel saw, he described as a LIVING CREATURE! ”Ezek 10:13, This is the LIVING CREATURE that I saw by the river Cabane.”... and I knew that they were the cherubim. This was not what Ezekiel saw as depicted by the UFOcommunity
An attempt by some Christians was to explain that this was only a vision which is partially correct. Whenever a name or geographical location is given, it is a an actual even. We are told that Ezekiel was walking along the river Cabane. The encounter with the cloud of heaven was literal and we are stuck with finding out just what it is. In this text however there is a transition as Ezekiel states that the main event that followed was seeing a visions of heaven and God. For the next ten chapters the rest of the experience is visionary and not literal. Dr Mike Heiser and Dave Flynn both describe in great detail the symbolic progression of prophetic events that will take place by the "wheels within wheels which are cycles of events not an expanded description of a spacecraft. However in all of this we are left with the idea that the clouds of heaven are a living vehicle which is an order of angel. As strange sounding as this may seem for the Christian believer , this is far preferred to accept than an extraterrestrial space craft bearing our creators. But this in itself is not enough to make this claim. There must be other scriptures to convey and support this idea. Yes, we do have more internal Biblical evidence for this perception. Most scholars admit that there is more to the clouds of heaven than a fluffy chunk of water vapor. They have labeled this as a Theophany, a fancy name that means they really do not know what it is other than a "special" form to signify God's presence within.
If you will let the Bible define itself, you will see the implications.
“Isa 19:1 “The Lord rides upon a swift cloud...
Ps 18:10 “...and he (God) rode upon a cherub, and did fly, he did fly upon the wings of the wind."
2 Sam 22:11 “...and he rode upon a cherub, and did
Some sightings were said to look alive like the one
fly: and was seen upon the wings of the wind.”
Ps 104:3 “...who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks upon the wings of the wind”.
In context you can see that cloud and cherub are interchangeable. A cherub is an order of angelic being. Satan was described as the “Anointed cherub that protects”, before his fall.
“Wings of the Wind” are described in the Apocryphal book of Enoch 18:3-7 as none other than gravity! He concludes this as being the pathways of the angels! Although this book is not included in the Canonical Bible, the Ethiopic version is quoted by Jude in Jude14-16 and is acknowledged at least for it’s historical content. This could give the mechanics as to how Satan is the “prince and power of the air (Eph2:2).
This does not take away God’s sovereignty, it only explains it. Much the same way a virgin birth can now be understood by artificial insemination. It does not take away from the fact the savior of all of mankind came. To realize this as a function of the eternal realm, with an ongoing rebellion, it is possible to see that some of these angelic orders were a part of the fall or rebellion. Ancient Ugaritic texts refer to the god Baal as “a rider of the clouds” This is not to equate Baal with God but rather to compare a similar observation and understanding. But there are nut and bolt Flying Saucers! For a long time it was ok to think of the clouds of heaven as being fluffy chunks of water vapor. Now they are being mis- represented by a lie that will try to replace God and his presence. It now becomes very important to have a mature understanding of God’s mechanics in this area. Part of Satan’s grand deception, is to replace God’s presence, glory and personal workings with man by explaining away
and replacing his presence through the U.F.O. I say this because there really are such things as nut and bolt UFO’s made by man. The deception is in creating the illusion of “aliens” If higher humanoid beings were actually the ones interacting with humans throughout history in explainable craft or vehicles called flying saucers, the end result is; there is no personal God. God would be whatever these “higher beings” said they were. Proof would be in their existence as well as their superior technology. The Churches lack of a scriptural response would only help to support this lie. It is upon this realization that I must say to the Church, it is time to grow up in the faith and be open to understand some hard things about some mechanics of God that are scriptural. Why do we have both? As part of a crossing over of spiritual entities to fleshly ones, their mode of transportation would also be desired. In this manner also, they can explain away God. Satan, replacing himself as the leader of an Alien race of supermen, here to help us be like them if we follow him. He replaces faith with technology and offers it to mankind for a price. I believe this has already been offered and accepted by mankind. The Nazi’s through occult means developed electro-magnetic anti-gravity means of propulsion. They discovered how to ride on the wings of the wind. It was a part of the five point plan to deceive the whole world. into a different belief system . Satan will use U.F.O.’s and their message to sway people away from a traditional belief in a personal God to a “New Age” concept of God. In
doing this he has destroyed faith and replaced
the fame and glory of God with his own version, thereby “rising above the heights of the clouds.”
5. Why? I will be like the most
The Hebrew word Damah, for like; means to resemble or use similitude. In this text, I believe it is both literal and figurative. Satan will look like the most high God, and he will appear using the same method that worked for God. That is he will extrapolate the work of God using the same model only conformed to his own will and desire. He will come as a mockery of the triune God. The Antichrist,
Rev 13:3, the False Prophet, Rev 13:11, and the image of the beast, Rev 13:15.
1. As the ANTICHRIST: Imitation of the Father
As Jesus hung on the cross one of his last words was, “It is finished.” In addition to being the sacrifice to restore mankind back to God, Satan was also cast to the earth and his angels with him. Rev12:9
Because of the death and resurrection of Christ, Satan was then prevented in having access to heaven, (space and time).
12:31, “Now is judgment of this world: Now shall the prince of
this world be cast out.”
This victory at the cross made Satan a fugitive, Isa 27:1. He was
now limited to linear time and his rebellious followers with him.
Rev 12:9 The only way of escape for Satan now is to duplicate
the same model of events that defeated him. In doing so he might hope for a reversal effect. Let’s see the stages in this model.
1Peter 3:18-20, “Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just,
for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in
the flesh, but quickened in the Spirit: By which also he went and
preached unto the spirits in prison;”
Also, Eph 4:8-10,
he saith, When he ascended upon high, he led captivity captive,
and gave gifts to men. (Now he that ascended, what is it that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens,
that he might fill all things.”)
Between these two texts of
scripture, we get a process and procedure that form the
1. Fulfill the law (of his kingdom or dimension)
2. Physical death.
3. Made alive by the Spirit.
4. Descended into lower parts of earth
A. proclaimed a further judgment to “Angels that sinned” of
Gen 6 (more on them later)
B. Led captivity captive. (release of O.T. saints from “Paradise”
in Resurrection to witness on earth, then to ascend to heaven with him.) Matt 27:52, Luke 16:22 and Rev 2:7
5. Resurrected, appeared to followers,
6. Ascended to Heaven with the promise to return Some of this extrapolation has already been played out as past recorded historical events. For now it is good enough to understand this basic pattern. What is not understood by much of the church is the fact that Satan, through the Antichrist would
come twice. The Jews failed to understand the two appearances of
Christ because of an inflexible wrongly preconceived model of
Prophetic understanding. They saw the returning King and Judge,
the lion of Judah but failed to see the suffering servant, the Lamb of God. The church with an inflexible model has failed to see the two appearances of the antichrist. The first being the rider on the
white horse going forth to conquer and destroy. Rev6:2 The second being the subtle flatterer working from a position of defense in the name of peace who will cause his own to rule over many. Dan 11:36-38. Now let’s look at a scripture that tells us that a dead leader from a prior Empire will come back to lead the final Empire before Christ’s return to this world. Rev 17:8,10- 11,“The beast that thou saw was, (alive) and is not, (dead) and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and
they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world. When they behold the beast that was, (alive) is not, (dead) and yet is.
(alive again)...And there are seven kings, five are fallen, and one is, (Roman empire) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space, and the beast that was,
and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.” This clearly is a dead man come back to life. A leader, of one of the seven empires to rule earth, that will be the final
ruler of the eighth, final one. A Satanic resurrection? Yes!
Rev13:3, “And I saw one of the heads as it were wounded to
death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world
wondered after the beast.”
In the second appearance of the Antichrist, a rule will be broken,
The wages of sin is death. But the son of damnation will break
this rule, he will not stay dead! He will be the resurrected leader
of a former Empire come back to lead the final eighth one. Satan
will give man the technology to be used as an instrument to imitate God. Exactly how, we do not know. Cloning may be part of this technology given to produce the results; but it will happen if you believe the Bible. The important thing to realize is that it will happen and this is not an act by God. That is what the Word of God clearly and plainly is telling us about the Antichrist. He is the imitation and extrapolation of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ!
2. As the False Prophet: Imitation of the Son
To clarify, the False Prophet and the Antichrist are two separate manifested beings. Perhaps from cloning, they are one in the same as the “spread out beast”, mentioned in Isaiah 14.The False Prophet appears after the Antichrists second appearance to support the worship of the Antichrist.` “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and
he spake as a dragon. And he exercised all the power of the first
beast before him, and he caused the earth and them that dwell
therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was
healed. And he does great wonders, so as to make fire come down
from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And he deceived
them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which
he had power to do in the sight of the beast;” Rev13:13-14p
The great wonder this second beast preforms, is not just some
slight of hand trick of mere lightening or some other form of fire. The Greek word for wonder is semeion. This word means ammiracle with an ethical end to it. The emphases is on the message
more than the event. Also, the Greek word for fire is; pur, the primary meaning is literally fire. It has a broad contextual use in the scriptures referring to judgment. The fact that this is a device used to deceive the masses, with it’s association with the word semieon, would indicate the fire coming down from heaven in the sight of men, is judgment. When we cross reference this event with another event also performed by the same false prophet we see that it is clearly a false or fake judgment. Rev12:3,4p, “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crown upon his heads. And his TAIL DREW the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.” The dragon with it’s heads, horns and crowns are symbolic of the power structure of a Satanic system. For now we want to look at the tail of this power
structure. The Bible will always interprets itself. The Prophet
Isaiah gives us the clue to just what the tail of the dragon is. Isa
9:15 “The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet
that teaches lies, he is the tail” By the definition of Isaiah’s
statement the tail of the dragon can be none other than the False
Prophet. Now the Greek word for drew, suro, does not mean
convince or compel to follow, yet this text of verse has always
been said to be the rebellion of the angels that choose to follow
Satan before the creation of Adam and Eve. The Greek does not necessarily bear this out as the word means to “drag or snare as if to Thayer’s definition and Vine’s Notes. In context with proper word use this is speaking about a future event, and not a pre- Adamic rebellion. Remember this scripture came from the book of Revelation. This is prophecy of the future, not a reflection of something from the ancient past! 3. As The Image of the Beast. Imitation of the Holy Spirit Included, is the image of the beast as part of the Satanic trinity. They are also an object of demanded worship. Rev 13:15, “And
he (False Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Image of the beast is a collective noun. By this I mean that this is not a single entity. This word is used in context, depicting a group or entire race. The word Satan is used in both a first person noun,
a name for a person, the Devil and collectively as the entire kingdom of rebels. It is in the latter sense
that “image of the
beast” is used. Image or eikon in the Greek, means a statue or
similar representation, a similitude.
One hundred years ago when much of our eschatology was
formed into our current thought, an inanimate object of wood or
clay was thought to be brought to life by the False Prophet. This
tradition still prevails in the minds of many intelligent Christian
leaders. I say it is time to shed off foolish ideas of the past. These
ideas are void of the understanding of modern technology and it’s
possible abuses. In a time when serious contemplation about the
moral implications of cloning humans is a reality, we need to
reconsider and connect some of these prophetic verses as
warnings to our present day ventures.
Clones and the whole process of cloning, is I believe the process
by which a self redemption of the Giants of Genesis 6 will
eventually happen. These Nephelium, who after a judgment upon
them became the disembodied spirits the Rephium mentioned by
Isaiah in 26:14 will be repaired or crossed over as mentioned in
Job 26:5,6. They are the Locusts
that ascend out of the bottomless pit in Rev 9:3,11,16. The same
invincible army of Joel 2:1-11. The same ones put in charge over,
many mentioned by Daniel in 11:39. These are the invisible
demonic powers that imitate the supernatural workings of God.
Currently through the various occult practices within the new age.
They gain credibility as good beings by doing many good works. They were the legendary heroic god-men that almost all cultures have mythical accounts of in an ancient golden age. Only the
Bible takes an opposite view of this same golden age. These were
bullies, they were tyrants that brought man to a very high
technological era, with a moral decline to the lowest depth of
depravity. In Joel 2 this army is described as falling upon a dart, without even being wounded. In Rev9, they are described as having “breastplates of Iron.” Technology is advancing to a point where
the interfacing of computer, machine and biological parts are no longer the fantasy of science fiction. Time will only tell what possible misuse of technology man will utilize to create such monsters. Be assured, it will happen. God in his word said so. Like the Most High The answer to the last statement of the five I will’s of Satan, describes the fact that he will resemble God in appearance and actions yet in an opposite fashion, that being according to his own will and desire. He wants his own eternal state. He wants to be worshiped and praised. He wants not to share creation with the created, he wants to rule creation and control everything. He wants to be his own God replacing his own eternal dimension
created from this alternate linear dimension apart from God’s. His rebellion and defeat was not in some ancient time past, before mankind was created. It is an ongoing event that started in the
garden of Eden, at his fall, and will end in the lake of fire at his demise. This is why he has fallen, is falling and will continue to do so until the end of linear time. This is still the rebellion! It is
still happening for us who are stuck in linear time but from God’s view it is already finished, and he
Hope is determination In conclusion to this
section, I hope I have shown that Satan is not
just a cast down loser in some pre-Adamic war who in the process
is taking as many down with him as he can. This is the most
popular misconception many have. He is a deluded insane genius with a plan to create his own eternal state with his own seed. With this hope he is a far more dangerous enemy than most understand.
He is very real, He is very bad and he has hope because he has a plan! ...But he still loses!
Understanding we have an enemy with a plan completes the basic understanding to see how everything else fits into place.
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