The plan of the Five I willís of Isaiah 14.

 

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 todayís "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 21 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 canít 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 they have a plan and deluded, they 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 above are two popular occult symbols. The first one might signify what I believe is Satanís ultimate goal. The snake wrapped around to form a circle, with itís own tail in itís 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 Godís 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.

Luciferís 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 end.

Ezekiel 28:13-19, "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee the day you were created...You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set thee so; you ware upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. You ware perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you. By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before kings, that they may behold thee. You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire in the midst of you, it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you. All they that know you among the people shall be astonished at you: You shall be a terror, and never shall you be any more."

His resources provided

From this text, we can see that the provisions to Lucifer were "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? This was 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 the earthí was supposed to be for protecting the garden, (or intended creation).

His 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 Godís 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.

Authority given

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."

Personal attributes

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, balance and protection of Godís creation was Luciferís natural ability. (The name Lucifer means light bearer) In this sense he was the highest extension of Godís 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.

Character Flaw: Vanity and Pride

This was not good enough. Pride from a sense of self-importance caused him to usurp Godís 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. "Thine 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 the sin and the disturbing results of sin in Luciferís own mind and mental condition.

How 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 Godís knowledge and "traded" it for the inheritance of Adam and Eve. From that point on Lucifer, now Satan would continue to trade "secret and or 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.

 

His 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 Godís 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 usurp creation and conform it into his own desire. He will not be successful.

His promised end

"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."

The "Fall" is an ongoing part of linear life

Understanding that Luciferís fall was not in some ancient past before the creation of man but was in fact in the garden as Godís protector turned rebel, 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 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.

The Five I willís 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?"

1. What: I will ascend into heaven.

This is Satanís ultimate goal. Yet he does not want Godís heaven, he wants his own and he wants it in his fashion according to his own desires 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 its 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 also implies 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 yourself. 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 Godís in hopes of completing his desired results before God would complete his. This then is a much more enhanced understanding of ascending into heaven.

2. Who: 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 to mean an invading demon filled army from China of 200 million! In over 20 years of ministry, I have dealt with demon procession. 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 Satanís 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 Paulís admonishment to the Corinthians for their bickering amongst themselves when he reminds them, "Know ye not that we shall judge angels?" 1Co6:3

Satanís seat of authority or desired state of being is to be the same as Godís children, which is to be like God, which is above the stars (angels) of God. By taking mankindís inheritance (in the Garden of Eden) placing man in a lesser state, he will copy Godís method of redemption for his own army of rebel angels, to cross over to a new state of existence. This desired existence is 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 Hitlerís dream of an "invincible army" as we shall see later.

3. Where: 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 Biblical symbolic 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 sayís 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 Godís own people and raise himself as total ruler. 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. We will cover this in detail in the chapter, 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. They are both the mount of the congregation on the sides of the north. They will both be attacked and infiltrated.

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 Godís presence radiated a "shekinah glory". This cloud was Godís abode in the Old Testament. The cloud was over the Ark of the Covenant, appeared over the Temples signifying Godís presence within, appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, was before the children of Israel day and night leading them through the wilderness. These clouds of heaven were also the objects anyone left or entered earth from. Elijahís ascension on a fiery chariot, Jacobs ladder with angels climbing down, even Jesusís 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.

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:

They are not the nut and bolt technological disks called flying saucers from another time, or place. 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 "Ezekialís wheels. Within the UFO community this is the most often used text to prove nut and bolt UFOís were in fact, the clouds of Heaven. One key element left out of this description is the fact that what Ezekial saw, he described as a LIVING CREATURE! "Ezek 10:13, "And the cherubim were lifted up. This is the LIVING CREATURE that I saw by the river Cabane." An attempt by some Christians was to explain that this was only a vision. Consistent to the Bible however, is the exact location and details in which visions never expound on. This was a real event! However, the Inspiration of God clearly defines this sight as something living. If this is some kind of Biblical fact then there must be something somewhere else that further defines and confirms this idea.

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 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 itís historical accuracy. This is probably how Satan is also described as the "prince and power of the air" (Eph2:2).The implication may be that God uses an order of angelic being as a vehicle. This is no stranger than the most accepted idea that God is seen in a big fluffy chunk of water vapor. This does not take away Godís 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 miss-represented by a lie that will try to replace God and his presence. It now becomes very important to have a mature understanding of Godís mechanics in this area. Part of Satanís grand deception, is to replace Godís presence, glory and personal workings with man by explaining away and replacing his presence through the U.F.O. I say man-made because there really are such things as nut and bolt UFOís 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 Naziís 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 UFOs 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 high:

The Hebrew word Damah, for like; means to resemble or use a similitude. It also means to copy or overlay, as putting on a garment. 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. In this manner the model will be a pattern of the same but opposite. Motivated by Love or Hate, Offering eternal Life or Death, giving out Peace or Agony and in the same messianic pattern. To copy or overlay indicates that this plan will go before or after God's real plan to confuse it, mock it and imitate it for the same purpose but in an opposite manner. This explains why the entire messianic redemptive plan or outline exists in just about every major culture, some even predating God's own plan which the Bible says was determined before the foundation of the world. (Rev 13:8)

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). John 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. Letís 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, "Wherefore 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 resurrection model:

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 judgement 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

An unrecognized past of prophecy already fulfilled!

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 letís look at a scripture that tells us that a dead leader from a prior Empire will come back to lead the final Empire before Christís 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 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. This describes a Satanic same but opposite resurrection!

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 performs, 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 a miracle 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 itís 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.

 Rev 12:3,4p, "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 itís 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 Isaiahís 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 by a net". It can mean to capture or seize for judgment according to Thayerís definition and Vineís 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. This image is 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 itís 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. They are currently empowering the various occult practices within the new age movement. 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 Rev 9, 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.

5. I will be Like the Most High

The answer to the last statement of the five I willís 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 does not want 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 Godís. 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 Godís view it is already finished, and he won!

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. As a Vietnam era veteran, one thing learned was that the enemy would do many things to cause our POWís to lose hope. Without hope you could not endure hardship, you would breakdown and talk. With hope you can be tenacious in the face of all odds and never give up to the end. 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 adds to yet another piece of the puzzle of essential theology.