For those of you who are accustomed to wearing a tin foil hat, well, you might want to screw it on extra tight today. In the shadows of my mind, I have been trying to figure out what the Powers of Darkness are trying to show us in recent world and cultural events. I am not one to believe in happenstance or coincidence; my Biblical worldview supersedes "accidents in the universe."
So when God tells me in Amos 3:7 that He "will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets", I am confident in that promise. After all, He has always warned the world of coming judgments. He warned Noah before the Flood; He warned Abraham and Lot before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; He warned Joseph of the 7-year famine, Moses of the 10 plagues in Egypt, and His chosen people of their coming captivities. And ultimately, Jesus warns us of what the Last Days will be like.
I also happen to believe, as taught by Bible scholars, that God, in His righteous character, demands the same standard from Satan. If He has given the Devil power over this earth until His Son comes to wage the final judgment, then the Devil must follow the same rules -- he can do nothing without revealing His secrets to the world. And that brings me to my theme for the day.
Through his servants, the Powerful Elite, Satan and his occult have an allegiance to their symbols of power that they use to show they are in control of this earth. They use them to hint at their plans, and unfortunately, we have become quite seduced by these occult signs and symbols. In fact, I am going to show you perhaps the most unlikely pairing of symbols that point towards a delusion that Satan will use to lull us into submission. My thoughts have been confirmed by a very detailed and informative article in Before It's News. I would urge you to read it to get the full impact of this post.
The first is not so hidden, if you are familiar with ancient mythology. It involves the very current situation in Iraq. I must admit that I did not see the deception at first. In recent days, we have all been focused on the advance of the Islamic jihadist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). I, in fact, wrote that this was their official name, although I also saw references to them being called ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which in Arabic is al-Sham, meaning eastern Syria). So why would the western world begin calling them by the name ISIS?
The most probable reason is that ISIS is well known in Greco-Roman mythology, and something easily recognized by Western minds. (Read this for a more in-depth understanding of the impact of this figure). She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic (make that sorcery). Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children. In the typical form of her myth, she married her brother, Osiris, and she conceived Horus with him. Isis became known as the Mother Goddess, and Osiris was known as the Dark Father. In Biblical terms, she is known as "the whore of Babylon".
Isis was instrumental in the resurrection of Osiris when he was murdered by his brother, Set. Using her magical skills, she restored his body to life after having gathered the body parts that had been strewn about the earth by Set. There were 14 body parts strewn over the earth, but Isis could only find 13. Of course, you can guess which part she did not find. That missing body part became a symbol of power evidenced in the phallic-shaped obelisks found throughout the ancient and modern world. This symbol of power was known as the "dged", pronounced as "jed".
(A little side note: There soon became a secret sect of the Dark Father known as dgedi, or "jedi". Is it a coincidence that in the movie Star Wars, the symbol of the Dark Father and his death became Darth Vader? Darth = Darkness and Death; Vader is Father in Dutch and German. Is it also by chance that Darth Vader was a fallen Jedi Knight?)
So exactly how does this ancient Isis connect to the jihadist group ISIS? Can you conceive that in their conquests, they are attempting to pick up the pieces and restore back to life the modern Islamic Caliphate? But the coincidences don't stop there. At the death of Mohammed in 632 AD, a man by the name of Abu Bakr was installed as the first ‘khalifat rasul Allah’ (successor of the Prophet of God), or caliph of the Muslim religion. According to the article in Before It's News, Abu Bakr suppressed tribal uprisings and brought central Arabia under Muslim control, after which he directed Arab armies into Iraq and Syria initiating the Muslim crusades. Is it surprising to you that the current leader of ISIS's name is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? So, 1432 years later we have a man by the same name leading Iraqis and Syrians in a new Muslim conquest. The intent of this modern ISIS is to reclaim the capital of Iraq that sits so near to the ancient city of Babylon. Could this be Satan using the power of names and symbols to proclaim his intent that Babylon the Whore should rise again?
But remember, I promised you a dual picture of Isis in the world and our culture. This symbolic representation may appear to be benign, but do not let your guard down. Throughout the centuries the mythology of ISIS has captured the imagination of the world. She appeared in nearly all civilizations and was known by her other notorious names ... Athena, Venus, Diana. But, we in the Western culture, have done our share to feed and fortify her myth.
A review, in The Olympian, puts forth a compelling argument that by endowing the horned Maleficent with motherly love, Disney seems to have embraced darkness in order to align themselves against those who claim to represent the “Light”. And the choice of Angelina Jolie to play the sympathetic villain makes it easier for those who are inclined to be deceived to fall prey to the duplicity. This picture of Isis, as the character Maleficent, begs our concern and compassion.
But we must not be fooled! The consistency and harmony between the ancient myth of Isis, and the current embodiments of her nature, are simply the method by which Satan must show us his sinister plans. God demands it, and he must comply. The question is this: will we see these symbols and signs, and note the coincidences for what they are -- warnings of Satan's power and his demonic plans? Or will we sink further into our illusions and fantasies? The saga of Isis has survived as long as Satan has had power upon the earth. And she lives on today, in both reality and our imagination. It seems as if Satan is upping the ante, doesn't it?
2 Peter 1:16 "For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty."
What an interesting and creative article. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think that 2 Peter 1:16 is particularly apt for this section, for reasons that won't fit in a comment.
However, it is my understanding that Europeans and Middle Eastern peoples do not use the term "myth" the same way we do. They believe their myths to be facts, which are expressed in archetypes and archetypal stories. The use of such archetypal devices in Disney movies, Names in the news (as I.S.I.S.) and so on, is therefore quite potent, in the same way that the the American flag, a solider drawn wounded in battle in a piece of art, or one of the news broadcasts from WWI and WWII; these seem to reverberate in our minds,and hearts, as if we had been there. As you say, not all things that are powerful, are good, and we are too often blind to the greed, lust for power and malicious intent of those who intend for us to worship at the theater, (or even at the polling place).But we must recognize that there are both GOOD Archetypes and bad ones being used to teach people of every age what is right, what is wrong, what is true, and what is false. Those who manipulate the populace with evil archetypes use them to subtly suggest how we should think, below the level of consciousness, These (hostile to human) devices (symbols and archetypes) are used to manipulate us into thinking, voting and acting a particular way. You don't have to wear a tinfoil hat to fight this; just do your own research and stop watching mainstream news.
In my own small way I am also fighting. For example, in the next article you respectfully disagree with Mrs Obama.....At this juncture I am so livid with the Obamas that I cannot be respectful of either of them; from my perspective, they are both intentionally working to bring our country down. They demonstrably hate Americans, American values, American ideals. Obama has done more to damage America in his 6 years than any other president, ever. Sadly, he is not done trying to ruin our nation. The Obama's tyranny IS intentional, and there can be no doubt that they will continue to damage America for as long as they are in office. Further, it is feared by many that they won't voluntarily abdicate when the time comes; after all Congress has done NOTHING, time after time, while while treason after treason has been committed... I could write at length about these egregious behaviors, but Obama's daily bitter pill for Americans should be obvious to everyone by now.
To be truly awake, you must fully appreciate how utterly vile Obama's plan is and how he is intentionally hurting every person in the United States every day, to 'put us in our place' because we are Americans. He is at minimum a henchman of the Anti-Christ. I will give him nothing....
God Bless You and Good Luck in what follows . Linda
Linda, you are obviously one of those proud Americans that knows the meaning of our heritage, as well as an American Christian who sees through the ruse of the powers of the world. At the root of all "myths" is a kernel of truth. The fact that these tales exist across all cultures and down through the centuries shows us how great Satan's influence has been. As followers of Christ, we must continue to point out the Truth of His Word. 2 Peter 1:16 says, "We didn’t repeat crafty myths when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Quite the contrary, we witnessed his majesty with our own eyes." These myths that our Savior is talking about are the same ones that are being communicated today. We must now tell the world about the powerful SECOND coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.Delete