In January of 2014, I posted an article on the proposed exhibit in Oklahoma, and a brief description of the statue and its significance in satanic worship and the occult. I noted that the statue featured a conspicuous pentagram, and pointed out the meaning of the five points on this ancient occult icon. They represent the five "I Will's" of Satan that are listed in Isaiah 14: 1) I will ascend into heaven, 2) I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; 3) I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; 4) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, and 5) I will be like the Most High.
In their unyielding attempts to get this statue placed in the public square, the Satanic Temple is not hiding their "in your face" counter-attack to the display of the Ten Commandments across our nation. But the fact that the statue includes smiling children looking up at the goat-headed representative of the Devil is especially disturbing. If one considers the history of this ancient deity as it pertains to secret societies, it becomes apparent that this is an important idol to those involved in occultism -- from the Knights Templar in the 14th Century, through Freemasonry in the 18th Century, to the subsequent organizations founded by Alistair Crowley, L. Ron Hubbard, and the modern Satanic Temple. The fact that it seems to be aimed at our children should have everyone paying attention.
I found an interesting article on World Net Daily, about the activities that surrounded the installation of this frightening statue, including those by a group called "The Church Militant", who represent the Catholic Church and "the souls on Earth engaged in battle against the forces of evil.". After securing entrance to the secretive unveiling, they revealed what happened during the ceremony: "On one side of the room stood an inverted red cross, and on the other the nine-foot-tall statue of Baphomet, covered in a white sheet... At 11 p.m., two men in leather S&M attire grabbed each side of the sheet and yanked it off, to loud applause and shouting." I will refrain from describing their actions in front of the statue, and those of the other attendees who paid $75 each to sit in the lap of the statue and perform perverted acts ... symbolically in front of the smiling children portion of the statue.
It serves no purpose to describe this occult orgy; it is enough to know that the Satanic Temple was successful in being allowed to carry out their offense towards God. But it is also good to know that there were nine area pastors who joined forces to protest before the Detroit City Council, and that area churches gathered together to pray against the Satanic Temple, and for their city. Their voices were united: “We gather together to stand, as one unit, against this demonic spirit.”
And I definitely know that it is the children that need protecting and defending. All one has to do is read the comments from the WND article to hear the horrific stories of the human sacrifices of babies, and the ritual rapings of children on altars to satan, to know that our children are in danger and are targeted by satanists and those who practice the occult.
But I also know that God certainly hears the prayers of the faithful, and I would not be surprised to discover that there was indeed a battle in the spiritual realm, between God's angelic army and Satan's evil forces, over this occultic demon-fest. For now, the army of Satan appears to be winning. Detroit will be the home of the Satanic Temple's national chapter house. They hope to display another of these depraved statues in Arkansas at the State Capitol and next to a statue of the Ten Commandments. They are also planning to sue Oklahoma for its refusal to comply with their request for a statue at their State Capitol.
For the time being, I applaud those vigilant citizens in Detroit who stood in opposition to the brazen satanists who flaunt their hatred of God. We must join them in vocal opposition, demanding that our state legislators and our city officials deny the presence of this satanic idol; we must safeguard our children, who are an obvious target of their perverse rituals; and above all else, we must storm God's throne room with our petitions and prayers to defeat this growing threat across our land. As I mentioned yesterday, it is time to go on the offensive; no more political correctness in order to give equal voice to "religions" that are false and obscene. We must do our part in the battle against Satanic forces. While Michael and His army are fighting in the spiritual realm, there is much we can do in the physical. It is imperative that we hold our ground and give up no more territory!
Revelation 17:13-14 "These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast. They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful."