Exposing the Power(less) of Satan – Series 2

I have heard a lot of pastors (who work for money, not for GOD) quoting verses in the Book of Job, but little – or should I say – none that they know of, there is a mysterious character in the Book of Job that was not actually part of the story of Job, and this character’s speeches were not actually part of the original Book of Job.

The character being mentioned here is Elihu (starting at Job chapter 32). According to The Jerusalem Bible, “Elihu’s intervention comes unexpectedly, nor is it referred to in the epilogue. Elihu’s argument, style and vocabulary are very different from those of the dialogue, and certain passages anticipate the speech of Yahweh. The speech of Elihu, therefore, seems to have been added to Job by another author.”

True enough, if you have wisdom from the Holy Spirit, you will be able to discern the doctrines presented by Elihu as misleading compared to the doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ. And the doctrines of Elihu is comparable to the doctrines of satan, because in reality, Elihu is no other than Samael the devil himself.

We can prove that the speeches of Elihu is not part of the Book of Job from the following verses:

Job 42:7-9 When Yahweh had said all this to Job, he turned to Eliphaz of Teman. ‘I burn with anger against you and your two friends’ He said ‘for not speaking truthfully about me as my servant Job has done. So now find seven bullocks and seven rams, and take them back with you to my servant Job and offer a holocaust for yourselves, while Job, my servant, offers prayers for you. I will listen to him with favour and excuse your folly in not speaking of me properly as my servant Job has done.’ Eliphaz of Teman, Bildad of Shuah and Zophar of Naamath went away to do as Yahweh had ordered, and Yahweh listened to Job with favour.

As you can see in this portion of the Epilogue, Yahweh never mentioned the name Elihu, which only proves that Elihu is not part of the company of Job and his speeches were only inserted in the book.

And there is one very notable verse in the speech of Elihu that promotes worshipping of (guardian) angels, practiced by the Illuminati and the Masons and all the religions of the world, which explains that the author of Elihu’s speeches is the true satan Samael himself, key promoter of worshipping of false gods or fallen angels.

Job 33:23 Then there is an Angel by his side,
a Mediator, chosen out of the thousands,
to remind a man where his duty lies

We all know – should I say – only a select few know by heart, that there is only one Mediator: not an angel, but the Lord Jesus Christ alone.

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Exposing the Power(less) of Satan – Series 1

Revelation 20:10 “Then the devil who misled them, will be thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet are, and their torture will not stop, day or night, for ever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and the One who was sitting on it. In His presence, earth and sky vanished, leaving no trace.”

I really don’t have any idea why the most beautiful Woman on earth will tell me Samael the devil can ever be triumphant over the sons and daughters of GOD and over this soon to vanish dominion of his. Anyway, while this planet still exists, let me go on with my worthless earthly life according to the will of my heavenly Father. I do not do my own will but the will of the Father alone – no matter how foolish we live our lives in this dimension we call human life, because whatever we do in this life, good or bad, we accomplish GOD’s plans. So there is nothing that we need to be concerned about but only to help those who are truly in need: anyone, anyhow, anywhere.

Revelation 17:17 “In fact, God influenced their minds to do what he intended, to agree together to put their royal powers at the beast’s disposal until the time when God’s words should be fulfilled.”

From this verse alone we can already discern that even the antichrist, the beast who is more powerful than Samael (satan) the dragon, has no free will on its own because our minds are only being influenced by God, and therefore they can never overpower the elects. In fact in the first battle of the end, satan’s and the beast’s armies will be defeated not by the power of God alone but God will use His elects and divine angels to make it so.

Revelation 17:13-14 “They are all of one mind in putting their strength and their powers at the beast’s disposal, and they will go to war against the Lamb; but the Lamb is the Lord of lords and the King of kings, and he will defeat them and they will be defeated by his followers, the called, the chosen, the faithful.”

It is only Samael who teaches the ignorant people that they have free will, through his ministers in churches, congregations and synagogues using his influential pastors, priests, rabbis, and all those who teach doctrines like prosperity teachings that are against the doctrines of my Lord Jesus Christ. And who would believe satan but only those who belong to his seedline, including these lying pastors and priests and all religious leaders because their father is Samael himself, not the True GOD who is my Father in heaven.

John 8:44 “The devil is your father, and you prefer to do what your father wants. He was a murderer from the start; he was never grounded in the truth; there is no truth in him at all: when he lies he ia drawing on his own store, because he is a liar, and the father of lies.”

So then how can you a believe in Samael and all his progeny pastors and priests when there is no truth in him and in them? How can he overpower the elects if the Lord Jesus is in us, and Samael the prince of this world is nothing to Jesus? Which means Samael is simply nothing to us.

John 14:30 “I shall not talk with you any longer, because the prince of this world is on his way. He has no power over me.”

So who are those whom Samael has power over? They are a lot actually, almost all of the population of the world, those who are not called to salvation and who are not included in the “few” who will be saved.

Luke 13:23-24 “Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.”

So what is the use of all the people of the world who will not be saved, who go to churches every week, and who call on the name ‘lord, lord’ almost everyday? Actually, these people called ‘outcasts’ will be used by Samael as his armies in the final battle of the end. Samael’s minions, the evil spirits he has reserved roaming around this prison world, will simply possess all the remaining people on the earth numbering to billions, and he will use them to wage war against the elects.

Revelation 20:7-8 “When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive all the nations in the four quarters of the earth, God and Magog, and mobilise them for war. His armies will be as many as the sands of the sea; they will come swarming over the entire country and besiege the camp of the saints, which is the city that God loves. But fire will come down on them from heaven and consume them.”

The GOD Paradox Debunked

God Paradox

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE GODLESS PEOPLE (ATHEISTS) DOCTRINES.

Their objective is not really to prove God does not exist, but only to prove that their human and illogical reasoning makes sense. Their objective is to find some reason behind what they want to believe in is true and not really to seek out the real truth because they know they will never ever find the real TRUTH.

As a product of their frustrations, they invented the loser’s religion: Atheism.

Atheists condemn religions, but little did they know, when you believe in something, that is already a Religion. So when they believe God does not exist, then that’s their religion – called Atheism.

They do not know and not understand that the TRUE children of GOD are not religious, neither Christianity is a religion; and being CHOSEN to understand the real TRUTH is no religion at all. ALL RELIGIONS ARE FALSE IN THE EYES OF GOD’S TRUE CHILDREN: which includes Atheism itself.

James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

I am not allowed to comment on this photo on FB so I shared it instead and comment for all to see and be guided against this seemingly “smart” method of disproving GOD.

THE GOD PARADOX DEBUNKED

First of all, we can’t compare GOD’s thoughts to our human way of reasoning, because our brain size is nothing compared to the mind of GOD. Second, GOD is spirit, we are flesh. We can’t act, think and reason out the way GOD does.

GOD is infinity, HE is endless. No beginning and no end, just like the number 8. There is no point of beginning and no point of end. So when you question GOD these nonsensical things, then you are trying to find an END to an ENDLESS being. Which boils down to the ultimate ANSWER to these questions: THERE IS NO ANSWER, NOR A YES OR NO TO THESE QUESTIONS. Because when you say YES or NO, when you say you have an ANSWER, then you are claiming yourself to be better than GOD because that means you have found an END to an ENDLESS GOD. (I bet you atheists will never understand this logic).

GOD is all-knowing, there is no QUESTION in HIM, questions are meant for humans only, not for GOD. So it is NOT that GOD can not create questions that HE can’t answer; there are no more questions left for HIM. GOD CAN CREATE THE MOST INTRICATE AND COMPLICATED QUESTIONS IN THE UNIVERSE, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. THE PROBLEM IS, ONCE GOD CREATES A QUESTION, THE ANSWER COMES AUTOMATICALLY, BECAUSE THAT IS WHO GOD IS. THERE IS NO DEAD END FOR HIM. There is no LIMIT to the CREATOR, but only HIS CREATIONS are LIMITED.

You ask if GOD can create another GOD more powerful than HIM? There is no other GOD besides HIM. Since GOD is endless, HE is like an endless flow of water that you are trying to contain in one container. More so you can not contain two endless flowing water in one. IT IS NOT THAT GOD CAN NOT CREATE ANOTHER GOD MORE POWERFUL THAN HIM. HE CAN CREATE ANOTHER GOD, NO DOUBT. THE PROBLEM IS WHEN HE CREATES ANOTHER, THEY BECOME ONE. Just like two flowing water when you combine them in one container, they become one. SO WHEN GOD CREATES ANOTHER POWER, HE SIMPLY BECOMES MORE POWERFUL. BECAUSE THERE IS NO MORE ROOM FOR ANOTHER POWER TO EXIST. Because there is NO END for HIM.

You ask if GOD can create a very strong substance HE can’t break? There is no doubt about what HE can create, if HE says so it becomes. But the problem is, even if HE creates the unbreakable, HE becomes the unbreakable HE creates. So the more GOD creates an unbreakable, He becomes even more unbreakable. Because there is no END for HIM.

What HE creates HE becomes:

When HE creates a QUESTION, HE becomes the Answer. When HE created EVIL, HE became EVIL and created eternal fire for the wicked ones. When HE created GOOD, HE became GOOD and created HIS chosen ones destined for eternal life in heaven. When HE created DEATH, he became death in the form of the destroyer; but when HE created LIFE he became life in the form of the WORD which created all life in the universe. When HE created humans, HE became a human being in the form of JESUS CHRIST. Which leads us to your final question:

Can GOD kill himself? Of course, there is no doubt about it, which HE did by dying on the cross to prove to HIS children who HE truly is. But the problem is, since GOD is ENDLESS, HE can only die in human form, yet HE lingers on in Spirit because there is no point of non-existence in HIM.

I repeat, I bet you Atheists will never see the logic behind these points of view because that’s how YOU WERE CREATED by GOD. To live in confusion for the rest of your earthly lives. I can prove all these things with biblical verses, but there is no point of using the Bible to argue with you since you will never ever appreciate the value of the Scriptures and you will never ever see the real Wisdom within them.

Isaiah 6:9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’

Matthew 13:14 And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive;

The True Satan

Those who defy the will of GOD and who are mindful of earthly things, and those who pretend they have free will, Jesus calls them Satan, which makes the word satan simply a title given to someone and not a real name of a being.

Matthew 16:23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my path, because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.”

We all know the word Satan so very well in the bible having been mentioned several times, but do you know who he truly is? In this article we will look into some of the deeper things of Satan and his real identity.


Satan is a Grigori (Watcher)

Let’s begin in the Book of Job where Satan was described as having a role of a Grigori or a watcher, therefore Satan is just an angel, a creation, and not some evil counterpart of Yahweh which religions taught us about him.

Job 1:6-7 One day the Sons of GOD came to attend on Yahweh, and among them was Satan. So Yahweh said to Satan, ‘Where have you been?’ ‘Round the earth,’ he answered ‘roaming about.’

‘Sons of GOD’ is translated here as ‘angels of GOD’. ‘Roaming’ is the work of the watchers. Having mentioned Satan as an angel, a fallen angel to be more specific, we now determine which angelic order Satan belongs to.


Satan is a Cherub

Ezekiel 28 calls Satan as the “king of Tyre”, and in the following verse, Satan was referred to as present in the Garden of Eden, and we all know in the Book of Genesis who tempted Eve in Eden.

Ezekiel  28:13 you were in Eden, in the garden of GOD…

Genesis 3:1 The serpent was the most subtle of all the wild beasts that Yahweh GOD had made. It asked the woman, ‘Did GOD really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?’

The serpent is here used as a disguise for a being hostile to GOD and an enemy of man; this being identified with the Adversary or the Devil as in Job 1:6 above. When Adam and Eve was expelled in the Garden, Yahweh posted cherubs (not one, as per the contemporary bibles, but more than one) and the flashing sword (Abaddon the Destroyer). If we combine Genesis and Ezekiel, we will know Satan is specifically a cherub.

Genesis 3:24 He banished the man, and in front of the garden of Eden he posted the cherubs, and the flame of a flashing sword, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Ezekiel 28:14 I had provided you with a guardian cherub; you were on the holy mountain of GOD; you walked amid red-hot coals;

Although GOD did not specifically said Satan was the guardian cherub, but GOD said Satan walked amid red-hot coals, which proves that Satan is indeed a cherub.

Ezekiel 10:2 He then said to the man in white, ‘Go under the chariot, beneath the cherubs; take a handful of burning coal from between the cherubs and scatter it over the city’. He went in as I watched.

Some people actually claim Satan is only a man, not an angel nor a cherub for that matter as per this verse.

Ezekiel 28:2 ‘Son of man, tell the ruler of Tyre, “The Lord Yahweh says this:

Being swollen with pride, you have said: I am a god; I am sitting on the throne of God, surrounded by the seas. Though you are a man not a god, you consider yourself the equal of God.”

But if you look at the description of Ezekiel and John to a cherub, it has four faces and one is like a man.

Ezekiel 10:14 Each cherub had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, the second face the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, the fourth the face of an eagle.

Revelation 4:7 The first animal was like a lion, the second like a bull, the third animal had a human face, and the fourth animal was like a flying eagle.

As per the “man” in Ez. 28:2, GOD said he was a man not a god, it is because the fallen angels, including Satan, will be made mortals by GOD as part of their punishment come judgment day, and they will die and burn in hell like a man, and no longer immortal angels.

Psalm 82:6-7 I once said, ‘You too are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you’, but all the same, you shall die like other men; as one man, princes, you shall fall.

Satan is a Principality

When GOD divided the nations, HE set angels as rulers on every nation. The “sons of GOD” mentioned in the verse below means the angels, the heavenly courtiers, and in context they are the guardian angels of the nations. GOD assigned angels before called “principalities” as care takers of every nation. These principalities were included in the fall of the angels, primarily Satan himself. However, even though there are angels guarding each nation, Yahweh takes care of HIS chosen ones, regardless of which country they live in.

Deuteronomy 32:8 “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided the sons of men, He fixed their bounds according the number of the sons of GOD; but Yahweh’s portion was His people, Jacob His share of inheritance.”

We can determine the specific country where Satan presides by how GOD describes Tyre. Although the name of the country is not specifically mentioned since countries were named as they were only recently in the history of civilization.

Ezekiel 27:3-4 Say to Tyre, that city standing at the edge of the sea, doing business with the nations in innumerable islands, “The Lord Yahweh says this:

Tyre, you used to say: I am a ship perfect in beauty. Your frontiers stretched far out to sea; those who built you made you perfect in beauty.

Ezekiel 27:25-27 The ships of Tarshish crossed the seas for you trade.

Then you were rich and glorious
surrounded by the seas.
Out to the open sea your oarsmen rowed you.
The east wind has shattered you,
surrounded by the seas.
Your riches, your goods, your cargo,
your crew, your sailors,
your caulkers, your commercial agents,
all the soldiers
you carry with you, the whole host
who are aboard:
all will sink surrounded by the seas
on the day of your shipwreck.

Ezekiel 28:11-13 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows, ‘Son of man, raise a dirge over the king of Tyre. Say to him, “The Lord Yahweh says this:

You were once an exemplar of perfection,
full of wisdom perfect in beauty;
you were in Eden, in the garden of GOD.
A thousand gems formed your mantle.
Sard, topaz, diamond, chrysolite, onyx,
jasper, sapphire, carbuncle, emerald,
the gold which your flutes and tambourines are made,
all were prepared on the day of your creation.

Isaiah 14:11-12 Your magnificence has been flung down to Sheol
with the music of your harps;
underneath you a bed of maggots,
and over you a blanket of worms.
How did you come to fall from the heavens,
Daystar, son of Dawn?
How did you come to be thrown to the ground,
you who enslaved the nations?

From the above verses, we can conclude several roles of Satan being a cherub/principality and from these biblical points, we can determine the country on which Satan is a principal of.

  • Satan is the most beautiful angel GOD created. And out of his perfect beauty, he fell in love with himself, and combined with his power and beguiling tongue (wisdom) and wealth (gems), his pride grew out of proportion which led to his demise. GOD is only telling us that too much beauty (love of the flesh), wealth and power is a sign of His punishment. That is why in Matthew 4, Satan tempted Jesus three times: in the flesh (turning stone into bread); wisdom in angelic worship (throw Himself down to let angels catch him); and power/wealth (kingdoms of the world) – the three sides of the Pyramid representing satisfaction of the flesh, angelic worship, and power/wealth which the society of Satan, the Illuminati/Freemasons, all possess.
  • Satan was once a cherubim “entertainer” in heaven. Ez. 28:13 and Is. 14:11 describes Satan as a being with musical instruments in his body, such as flutes, tambourines and harps. Aside from musical instruments, several gems also were attached to his body, representing him to hold the authority of all the wealth of the world, which only makes sense being the “prince of the world” as the Lord Jesus called him.
    Isaiah 23:16 Take your lyre, walk the town, forgotten whore. Play your sweetest, sing your songs again, to make them remember you.
  • Ez. 27:3 mentioned he is a “ship”, which represents a “trader” doing business with “innumerable nations” of the world. Satan therefore invented the commercial, trading, financial and entertainment industries of the world as part of his agenda of worldwide control.
  • Ez. 27: 3 says he is “Standing at the edge of the sea” while Ez. 27:25 and 27:27 describes him as “surrounded by the seas”. If we say “edge of the sea” it could mean one of the four points of the compass or four directions of the wind, drilled down by Ez. 27:26 as the “east wind”. From these we can conclude the country of Satan (Tyre) is “standing at the edge of the east and surrounded by the seas”.
  • There are so many countries in the East, but let’s be more specific by determining the number of “gems” Satan’s “mantle” is composed of. In Ez. 28:13 his mantle is composed of “a thousand gems”. Mantle is defined as “the cloak as a symbol of authority”. Therefore Satan has authority over a thousand “gems”, which we all know, there is no such thing as a thousand named gems, for there are only less than a hundred known gems and jewels and only nine of them are major ones. Now we are led to conclude that these “gems” literally mean “islands”, or a thousand islands which form Satan’s mantle, or his symbol of authority. By the way, “a thousand islands” doesn’t necessarily mean exactly 1,000 but more or less 1,000 as we will find out next.
  • The question is, which country in the “east” that is “surrounded by the seas” and is formed with “thousand islands”? There are a few countries in the east surrounded by the seas, namely, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the Philippines but among them all, there is only one country made of thousand islands, the Philippines, which is made up of 7,107 islands.

Isaiah 11:11 That day, the Lord will raise his hand once more
to ransom the remnant of his people,
left over from the exile of Assyria, of Egypt,
of Pathros, of Cush, of Elam,
of Shinar, of Hamath, of the islands of the sea.
He will hoist a signal for the nations
and assemble the outcasts of Israel;
he will bring back the scattered people of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 13:2 On a bare hill hoist a signal,
sound the war cry.
Beckon them to come
to the Noble’s Gate.

Isaiah 24:15 Therefore in the islands they give glory to Yahweh,
in the islands of the sea, to the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Satan is the Principality of the Philippines

Although Satan is the “prince of the world” which gives him authority over all worldwide affairs, he is specifically assigned as the principality of the Philippines. We can determine that from the national flag and the seal of the President of the Philippines.

Seal and Flag of Philippines

  • The pyramid in the flag and seal is symbol of Illuminati / Freemason.
  • The Sun is a symbol of Horus, an Egyptian GOD said to have the sun as his right eye and the moon as his left eye, thus the “eye of horus” in the Pyramid. However, make it known that the eye actually is the representation of the right eye of the Antichrist, the counter-shepherd of the Lord Jesus Christ, which Yahweh will remove from him.
    Zechariah 11:17 “Trouble is coming to the worthless shepherd who deserts his flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither entirely, may his eye be totally blinded.
  • The 8-rays of the sun in the flag is taken from Rev. 12:3 as the 7 heads of the dragon (Satan) plus 10 horns or 17 in total (1 + 7 = 8).
    Revelation 12:3 Then a second sign appeared in the sky, a huge red dragon which had seven heads and ten horns, and each of the sevens heads crowned with a coronet.
  • The 3 stars is in Rev. 12:4 symbolizing the “third” of the stars (angels) he “dragged” which means he will be able to convince one-third of the angels in heaven (aside from those he already fooled during the first fall), through the Antichrist to join them come Armageddon.
    Revelation 12:4 Its tail dragged a third of the stars from the sky and dropped them to the earth, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was having the child, so that he could eat it as soon as it was born from its mother.
  • The 79 small stars in the seal is 7 + 9 = 16 (1 + 6 = 7 heads) plus 3 big stars (79 + 3 = 82 or 8 + 2 = 10 horns).
  •  The use of a 5-pointed star is in Is. 14:13-14 where he said “I will” 5 times, and also the 5 corners of the Pyramid (the four corners of the base plus the top). The 5-leaf clover is also a symbol of Satan.
    Isaiah 14:13-14 You who used to think to yourself,
    “I will climb up to the heavens;
    and higher than the stars of God
    I will set my throne.
    I will sit on the Mount of Assembly
    in the recesses of the north.
    I will climb to the top of thunderclouds,
    I will rival the Most High.”
  • The beast in the middle of the seal is half lion (Antichrist) and half dragon (Satan) when they combine their powers come Armageddon (Rev. 13:2) through the spirit of Satan entering the body of the Antichrist.
    Revelation 13:2 I saw that the beast was like a leopard, with paws like a bear and mouth like a lion; the dragon had handed over to it his own power and his throne and his worldwide authority.
  • The sword which the beast is holding, as in “the flaming sword” of Genesis 3:1, is Abaddon the Destroyer, The True Antichrist.

So looking back at the seal of the President of the Philippines, having the Lion (symbol of the Antichrist) and Dragon (symbol of Satan) combined, as per the book of Revelation, it only means both Satan and the Antichrist will originate from the Philippines come the day the prophet Daniel spoke of.

Daniel 8:9 From one of these, the small one, sprang a horn which grew to great size towards the south and east and towards the Land of Splendour.

Isaiah 13:5 They come from a distant country,
from the far horizons,
Yahweh and the instruments of his fury
to lay the whole earth waste.

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The Angelic Name of Satan

The real angelic name of Satan has been removed from the bible by the Scribes in order to hide his true identity. But the original Genesis text specifically named Satan as Samael or Sammael, which means “adversity of GOD”.

Original Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew his wife Eve, who was pregnant by Sammael, and she conceived and bare Cain, and he was like the heavenly beings, and not like earthly beings, and she said, I have gotten a man from the angel of the Lord.

Cain and Abel are twin brothers, sons of Samael from Eve, after Satan taught eve to “eat” the fruit of the forbidden tree (literally, taught her the art of “sex”), in which Eve also gave to Adam, not literally gave him the “forbidden fruit”, but the forbidden knowledge of sex, in which Eve produced their first true son Seth.

The “tree of life” is our DNA structure and the “forbidden fruit” is the art of reproduction which Satan taught (“made to eat”) to Adam and Eve. Thus the source of GOD’s wrath, the first and original sin of man was “sex”.

Because of Satan’s desire to rival GOD and create “life” by himself wherein he and his angels (Gen. 1:26 “let US make…”, “us” here refers to Satan and his angels) successfully created the dinosaurs, Cro-Magnons, etc. millions of years before Adam, BUT NOT good enough, for he can never equal GOD (a pot can never rival the potter). In order to insult Satan and in order to show who GOD really is, GOD created the true Adam (Gen. 2:7) and brought HIS true children “born from heaven” in the midst of Satan’s creations and offspring: the Giborims and the Nephilims (the Two Towers of Freemason), including Cain.

But don’t get me wrong, don’t think Satan has the power and free will to do as he pleases. GOD has planned everything since the beginning of time. Everything is destined to happen. GOD allows everything to happen for a purpose. GOD is the beginning and the end of everything. Period.

Elihu in the Book of Job is Samael

Job chapters 32-37, as per The Jerusalem Bible, “Elihu’s intervention comes unexpectedly, nor is it referred to in the epilogue. Elihu’s argument, style and vocabulary are very different from those of the dialogue, and certain passages anticipate the speech of Yahweh. The speech of Elihu, therefore, seems to have been added to Job by another author.”

Truly, Elihu is no other than Samael himself. If anyone has true wisdom, one will be able to determine that his words are full of misleading thoughts and lies. Because if chapters 32-37 were originally in the Book of Job, then why didn’t Yahweh mention the name of Elihu in the last passages in Job 42:7-9 and it was only Job’s words that were proper in the ears of Yahweh?

Peter the Rock – Mat. 16:18 Demystified

Peter the Rock – Matthew 16:18 Demystified

Matthew 16:18 So now I say to you: You are Peter (1) and on this rock I will build my Church (2).

(1) Neither the Greek word ‘petros’ nor even, as it seems, its Aramaic equivalent ‘kepha’ (rock) was used as a person’s name before Jesus conferred it on the apostles’ leader.

(2) The Hebrew ‘qahal’ which the Greek renders as ‘ekklesia’ means ‘an assembly called together’; it is used frequently in O.T. to indicate community of the Chosen People, especially the community of the desert period [Ac 7:38]. Certain Jewish groups (among them the Essenes of Qumran) regarded themselves as the chosen remnant of Israel [Is 4:3] which was to survive in ‘the latter days’. These had also used the term that Jesus  now adopts to indicate the messianic community, the community of the ‘new alliance’ sealed with His blood [Mt 26:28; Ep 5:25]. By using the term ‘assembly’ side by side with that of ‘kingdom of heaven’ [Mt 4:17], Jesus shows that this eschatological community (community of the ‘end-times’) is to have its beginnings here on earth in the form of an organized society whose leader he now appoints [Ac 5:11; 1 Co 1:2].

I have posted here a copy of a very interesting article by one David Stark which obviously did not completely explain the true meaning of this verse. We were left here hanging on the true identity of the “rock” which the Lord Jesus mentioned whom He will build his assembly of chosen ones. With all due respect, I copied the article without permission from the author for the sake of my continuation, and to archive his noteworthy article in case it gets deleted. His unedited text follows:


SOME THOUGHTS ON MATTHEW 16:18

by David Th. Stark

The Church of Rome says that because the Aramaic/Syriac original of Matthew 16:18, underlying the existing Greek text, uses the word KE’PHA’ both as the proper name given to Simon bar Jonas and as the word for the Rock upon which Christ promised to build His Church, that therefore Peter (Aramaic, Ke’pha’) is the rock and the foundation of the Church. Rome bases many of its claims of papal supremacy on this identification of the Apostle Peter with the Rock mentioned by Christ in this passage of Matthew’s Gospel. If the defenders of Rome are wrong at this point then their argument that Peter is the Rock fails.

1. The Greek text is the inspired original of the New Testament. No Aramaic underlying text is extant. Though there are Syriac/Aramaic translations of these original Greek texts they cannot be relied upon to accurately represent any supposed original Aramaic usage. They are merely uninspired translations of the original Greek text and may or may not represent any Aramaic/Syriac original.

2. The Greek text of Matthew 16:18 uses two separate (different) Greek words in the passage.

Petros, the name given to the Apostle
Petra, the word used for rock

Rome says that “Peter” (PETROS) is merely the masculine form of the feminine noun PETRA, and therefore means the same thing. But…

3. Classic Greek authors (before the New Testament was written) treat the words PETROS and PETRA as two different words.

According to Liddell and Scott:  Petros, …(distinct from Petra)…

Hom. IL. 16.734; 7:270; 20.288
E. Heracl.1002, “panta kinesai petron” …”Leave no stone unturned”
cf. Pl. Lg. 843a
X. HG 3.5.20 “Petrous epekulindoun” “They rolled down stones.”
S. Ph 296 to produce fire “en petroisi petron ektribon”
Id. OC 1595 of a boulder forming a landmark
[the usual prose word is lithos]”
from: A Greek – English Lexicon, complied by Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott, pg. 1397- 8, Pub. by Oxford, at the Clarendon Press.)

NOTE: Petros, a stone, a smaller movable stone (Heracletes uses it in the phrase “leave no stone unturned”). So, a “Petros” is a stone which can by turned over, hence, a movable stone. Petra, a large massive rock, a large boulder, a foundation stone.

The word “Petros” is only used in the Greek New Testament as a proper name for Simon bar Jona. Petros is not merely a masculine form of the word Petra, but is a different word with a different meaning, though both words are derived from a common root.

4. The wording of Matt. 16:18 uses two different Greek words. If Jesus was referring the second word to Simon Peter he could have said “epi tauto to petro” (using the masculine gender in the dative case) the same word as Petros. But what he said was “Epi taute te petra” using Petra, a different Greek word.

5. The usage of two different words in the inspired Greek original, if representing an Aramaic original (which is in no case certain) would seem to point to the usage of two separate Aramaic words in this passage.

6. The Peshitta Syriac translation of the New Testament in Matthew 16:18 uses kepha’ for both Greek words petros and petra. Is this accurate, or could it be a mistranslation of the original Greek Text?

7. The proper translation of Petros is Ke’pha’. On this we have the authority of the Word of God itself in the Greek original of the New Testament, where the name “Ke’pha” (in the English Bible “Cephas”) is six times given as the Aramaic equivalent to Petros for the name of Simon bar Jonas (John 1:42; 1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:22; 9:5; 15:5; Galatians 2:9). So, we can say, based upon the authority of the original Greek of the New Testament that Petros, the name given to Simon bar Jona by the Lord Jesus (John 1:42) is the correct translation of the Aramaic/Syriac word Ke’pha’. Greek: Petros = Aramaic: Ke’pha’ (“Cephas”)

But what of the Greek word Petra? Is it correctly translated as Ke’pha’?

There is nowhere in the Greek New Testament where the word Ke’pha’ is given as the correct translation of the Greek word Petra. In order to determine the Syriac/Aramaic word which best translates the Greek word Petra we will have to look at the translations of the Greek New Testament which were made in the first five centuries of the Christian Church to determine how the Greek word Petra was understood.
Greek: Petra = Aramaic: ?

8. In the Peshitta Syriac New Testament the Greek word “PETRA” is translated by the Aramaic word SHU`A’ as in Matthew 7:24-25 meaning a massive rock or a boulder.

PETRA is used 16 times in the Greek New Testament:
Of those times it is translated in the Peshitta Syriac
9 times by the word SHU`A’ ,
6 times by the word KE’PHA’ and
1 time by the Hebrew root word ‘ABENA’

Of the ten times PETRA is used in the Gospels it is translated:
7 times by the word SHU`A’
(Mt.7:24, 25; Mk.15:46; Lk 6:48[2x];8:6, 13)
3 times by the word KE’PHA’
(Mt.16:18; 27:51; 27:60)

Of the three times KE’PHA’ is used to translate PETRA in the Gospels:
[1] in Mt. 27:60 the parallel passage in Mark’s gospel (Mark 15:46) more correctly uses SHU`A’ to translate PETRA.
[2] in Mt. 27:51 the word KE’PHA’ is used to describe the rocks (plural) which were broken at the earthquake when Christ died (and hence, these rocks became movable)
[3] the other passage is Mt. 16:18 where KE’PHA’ is used to translate both PETROS and PETRA.

In all other places in the Gospels the Greek word PETRA is translated by the Syriac word SHU`A’, meaning “a massive rock.”

KE’PHA’ is used in the Syriac N.T. as the translation of both the Greek words LITHOS and PETROS.

The Greek word LITHOS, which means “a stone” (generally of a size which could be picked up or moved) is ALWAYS translated by the Syriac word KE’PHA’.

As LITHOS in classical Greek is the common prose word for “a stone” (see the quote from Liddle and Scott’s Lexicon, above) and PETROS is more common in poetry, this shows that the definition of KE’PHA’ as “a stone” is correct. The Syriac KE’PHA’ is equivalent to the Greek LITHOS, a movable stone.

KE’PHA’ IS ALWAYS USED TO TRANSLATE THE GREEK WORD LITHOS.
SHU’A IS THE MORE USUAL AND CORRECT SYRIAC WORD TO TRANSLATE THE GREEK WORD PETRA.
KE’PHA IS A MOVABLE STONE = LITHOS / PETROS.
SHU’A IS A MASSIVE ROCK = PETRA.

The Syriac word SHU`A’ is NEVER used to translate the Greek word LITHOS. Because a LITHOS is NOT a large massive rock, but a SHU`A’ is. The Syriac KE’PHA’ is correctly used to translate the Greek words LITHOS and PETROS because these are movable stones.

9. The fact that the Greek text of the New Testament uses two separate Greek words in the passage [Matthew 16:18] indicates that any underlying Aramaic/Syriac original (if there was one, AND THIS IS FAR FROM PROVEN) also must have used two separate words.

Conclusion

a. A reconstructed Aramaic/Syriac of the passage would properly be:

“You are KE’PHA’ (a movable stone) and upon this SHU`A’ (a large massive rock) I will build my church.”

This is in exact correspondence to the original inspired Greek text:

“You are PETROS (a movable stone) and upon this PETRA (a large massive rock) I will build my church.”

b. The Peshitta Syriac New Testament text, at least in its extant MSS, mistranslated the passage in Matthew 16:18, incorrectly using the Syriac word KE’PHA’ for both Greek words PETROS and PETRA.

c. The Church of Rome bases its doctrine of Peter being the Rock upon which the Church is built on this mistranslation and/or a falsely reconstructed Aramaic/Syriac original, ignoring the distinctions in the Aramaic language.

d. The Greek text does not teach that Peter is the rock. The rock is either Peter’s confession of Christ, or Christ Himself, in Peter’s answer to Jesus’ earlier question “Who do men say that I the Son of man am?”


Article of David Stark ends here. My continuation of his explanation follows.

I sincerely agree with Mr. Stark about his conclusion that the original inspired Greek text of Matthew 16:18 should mean:

“You are PETROS (a movable stone) and upon this PETRA (a large massive rock) I will build my church.”

If all the English texts which gave an impression that Peter is the rock the Lord Jesus will build His Church upon, He could have simply said: “You are Peter the Rock and upon you I will build my Church.” But in the original Greek text, although the “movable stone” is indeed Simon Peter, the “massive rock” definitely is not Peter. So who is this massive rock whom the Lord Jesus mentioned that is not Simon Peter?


The bible will solve this riddle with just a couple of verses by Paul and John.

If you look at item no. 7 above of David’s article, he mentioned a verse of Paul which used the word “Cephas”, and which he mentioned to be written in the Greek equivalent Petros (or Aramaic Ke’pha).

1 Corinthians 15:4-5 …that he was buried; and that he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance to with the scriptures; that he appeared first to Cephas and secondly to the Twelve.

I sincerely believe Paul did not mean Peter or the Greek word Petros to be the “Cephas” here, because he specifically mentioned Jesus appeared next to the Twelve apostles which includes Peter (Petros) “AFTER” he appeared to “Cephas”. Because if it was Peter first, and he is not part of the next Twelve, then that makes the number of apostles equal to Thirteen. And definitely Paul is not part of the Twelve apostles during the resurrection as Judas was replaced by Matthias in Acts 1:26, which makes them still a solid Twelve (one apostle/pastor for each of the 12 tribes of Israel who are Jews), while Paul eventually became the pastor for the Gentiles, which makes them a total of Thirteen apostles. But we all know it was not to Paul whom Jesus appeared first, and more so Paul cannot be “Cephas”.

Therefore, we can confidently assume “Cephas” here mean Petra (?) and not Petros (Peter) which leads us back to the riddle, who is this Petra in 1 Cor. 15:5 and Mat. 16:18?

This riddle is solved by John’s account of the resurrection in John 20:11-18.

John 20:18 So Mary of Magdala went and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that he had said these things to her.

If John said it was Mary Magdalene who saw the Lord Jesus first, then Paul could be lying in 1 Cor. 15:5 if he meant Peter (Cephas) saw the Lord first? On the other hand, if Paul is right and it was Cephas who saw the Lord first, then John could be lying about Mary? In either scenario, then the Holy Spirit could be the one lying to us, which can never be the case because the Holy Spirit is the GOD of Truth Himself.

In short, both Paul and John’s accounts are correct, only on one side Paul meant by “Cephas” to be Petra in its Greek equivalent, which is the same on the other side as Petra in Matthew 16:18, bridged by the account of John 20:18 to be Mary Magdalene and NOT Simon Peter.

As closing remarks, Matthew 16:18 could plainly have been spoken by the Lord Jesus as follows:

“You are PETROS (Peter, a small rock) and upon PETRA (Mary Magdalene, a massive rock) I will build my Church.”

Which the Romans, by their failure to stop the spread of Christianity, rode along with the trend and established the Roman Catholic Church. And from this one statement of the Lord, for having hated so much the Lord Jesus, they chose the angel Mary Magdalene instead to be their goddess, which came to be popularized as the Queen of Heaven, the Virgin Mary of the Catholic.

https://larrimar.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/virgin-mary-magdalene/

Water Baptism Demystified

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The truth about water baptism initiated by John the Baptist as instructed to him by Yahweh was a form of preparation for the coming of the Messiah who will baptize with the Spirit. As in the case of John, what he did was only temporary and no longer necessary after the Lord Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus appeared: he came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. John tried to dissuade him. ‘It is I who need baptism from you’ he said ‘and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for the time being; it is fitting that we should, in this way, do all that righteousness demands’. At this, John gave in to him.

As soon as Jesus was baptized he came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And a voice spoke from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.”

Things notable in these verses are: first, John himself exclaimed that is it him who needs baptism from the Lord and not vice versa; and second, Jesus allowed it ‘for the time being’ which means it was only temporary and allowable as the saving ‘righteousness of God’ demands which governs the whole plan of salvation. ‘Righteousness’ here must not be equated to human righteousness, or the carnal laws as imparted by Moses, which were about to be nullified by the Spiritual laws in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How long will the ‘time being’ mentioned by the Lord Jesus going to be?

According to The Jerusalem Bible, the rite of immersion, symbolic of the purification or of the renewal, was familiar to the ancient religions and to Judaism (baptism of proselytes, Essene purifications). John’s baptism though suggested by these practices is distinct from them for three main reasons: it is directed to moral, not ritual, purification (Mat 3:-2-11; Luke 3:10-14); it  takes place once only and for this reason appears as a ceremony of initiation; it has eschatological value in so far as it enrolls its recipients among the number of those who professedly and actively prepare themselves for the imminent coming of the Messiah and who are, therefore, the messianic community in anticipation.

John 1:32-34 John also declared, ‘I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptize with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptize with the Holy Spirit”.

This phrase sums up the whole purpose of the Messiah’s coming, namely, that mankind might be born again in the Spirit. The Spirit rests on Him (Is. 11:2; 42:1) and so He can confer it on others (baptism in the Spirit, Acts 1:5) but only after His resurrection, for Jesus came in the flesh which was corruptible, and it is only when He is ‘lifted up’ and has gone to the Father that His body, glorified now, is fully endowed with divine, life-giving power. Thenceforward the Spirit flows freely to the ‘world’ from this body as from an exhaustible spring.

This is the Lord Jesus meant for the ‘time-being’ while He is not yet ‘lifted up’. Therefore water baptism only was necessary during the apostolic era, and no longer necessary after the Lord Jesus had gone up to the Father.

What kind of ‘water’ is necessary which Jesus Himself is going to baptize us with?

John 4:10-14 Jesus replied: ‘If you only knew what God is offering and who it is that is saying to you: Give me a drink, you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water’.

‘You have no bucket, sir,’ she answered ‘and the well is deep: how could you get this living water? Are you a greater man than our father Jacob who gave us this well and drank from it himself with his sons and his cattle? Jesus replied:

‘Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again; but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never be thirsty again: the water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside him, welling up to eternal life.’

John 7:37-39 On the last day and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood there and cried out: ‘If any man is thirst, let him come to me! Let the man come and drink who believes in me!’ As scripture says: From his breast shall flow fountains of living water. He was speaking of the Spirit which those who believed in him were to receive; for there was no Spirit yet because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

John 19:28 After this, Jesus knew that everything had now been completed, and to fulfill the scripture perfectly he said: ‘I am thirsty’.

Jesus actually referred to ‘thirst’ of the living water, since He is about to be lifted-up, and not the literal thirst for ordinary water.

John 19:34 one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water.

The ‘water and blood’ is symbolic: the ‘blood’ shows that the Lamb has truly been sacrificed for the salvation of God’s true children; the ‘water’, symbol of the Spirit, shows that the sacrifice is a rich source of grace.

Having said all these, all Christian and Catholic denominations today still practice the ritual water baptism, which we have learned from above, as unnecessary and worthless after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Many denominations even declare at what age will a person should be baptized. The truth is, all true children of GOD are already endowed by the Holy Spirit while still in the womb, which is the true meaning of Baptism.

Jeremiah 1:5 ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
before you came to birth I consecrated you;
I have appointed you as prophet to the nations’.

The True Antichrist

There have been many articles I have read for ages proclaiming the identity of the true Antichrist. But none of these so-called “Antichrists” have proven themselves to be the real one as prophesized in the Bible because either the authors are not fully guided by the Holy Spirit who only based their writings on their own understanding and guesswork; or the authors are simply referring to what the Lord Jesus explained about the general sense of the word “Antichrist” from the following verses:

1 John 2:18 Children, these are the last days;
you were told that an Antichrist must come,
and now several antichrists have already appeared;
we know from this that these are the last days.

1 John 2:22-23 The man who denies that Jesus is the Christ—
he is the liar, he is the Antichrist;
and he is denying the Father as well as the Son,
because no one who has the Father can deny the Son,
and to acknowledge the Son is to have the Father as well.

So from these verses alone, we know that there are already countless antichrists around us because there are so many who deny that Jesus is the Christ or the Messiah sent by the Father. Some say Satan himself is the Antichrist because of the word “liar”, since Satan is the prince of lies. But I am not here to discuss about these false antichrists. However, I may have been God’s tool to write this article, it is still the Holy Spirit that will make you realize and accept who the Antichrist really is.

There are three verses in the Bible that tell us what to expect about him, and we will use them as our starting points which will lead us to fully grasp the real identity of the Antichrist.

Matthew 24:15 So when you see the disastrous abomination, of which the prophet Daniel spoke, set up in the Holy Place (let the reader understand)

Revelation 17:11 The beast, who once was and now is not, is at the same time the eight and one of the seven, and he is going to his destruction.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 This is the Enemy, the one who claims to be so much greater than all that men call “god”, so much greater than anything that is worshipped, that he enthrones himself in God’s sanctuary and claims that he is God.

Now let’s discuss each of the titles conferred to the real Antichrist by the Scriptures.


The Disastrous Abomination

The Jerusalem Bible referred to the Antichrist as “disastrous abomination” while other bibles use the term “abomination of destruction”. The Lord Jesus pointed out the words of the prophet Daniel in the gospel of Matthew regarding this abomination, which leads us to the following verses:

Daniel 11:31 Forces of his will come and profane the sanctuary citadel; they will abolish the perpetual sacrifice and install the disastrous abomination there.

Daniel 12:11 From the moment that the perpetual sacrifice is abolished and the disastrous abomination is erected: one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

There is one significant phrase in the above verses that will give us a clue of when the Antichrist will reveal himself: “perpetual sacrifice”. This is the ultimate sacrifice, the precious “blood” of our Lord, made on the cross which sealed the peace treaty between the wickedness of this world and the wrath of GOD. That once it is abolished by the Antichrist himself, which means renders the treaty void, then the world will face the punishment of fire which God had repared since the beginning.

Daniel 8:11-12 It even challenged the power of that army’s Prince; it abolished the perpetual sacrifice and overthrew the foundation of his sanctuary, and the army too; it put iniquity on the sacrifice and flung truth to the ground; the horn was active and successful.

The sacrifice is made “perpetual” through the instructions of the Lord Jesus during the Last Supper to His apostles by remembering His sacrifice through the eating of bread (body) and drinking of wine (blood), which signifies both physical and spiritual remembrance. Physical remembrance is the liturgy of communion happening in all the churches in the world, while the spiritual remembrance was explained by Simon Peter who is the high priest of the Church of the chosen ones (body of Christ), whose bread and wine are the words of the Gospel (since Jesus is the Word himself).

1 Peter 2:4-5 He is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house.

Once the Antichrist reveals himself by abolishing both the physical liturgy of communion and the spiritual sacrifices of the chosen ones, then “setting up”, “erecting” or “installing” himself as the ruler of this world, then the “great distress” shall follow.

Matthew 24:21 For then there will be great distress such as, until now, since the world began, there never has been, nor ever will be again.

After the distress of those days, the Lord Jesus will come again to put an end to this abomination, right after the remnants of the chosen ones are gathered in a safe place, called Zion.

Matthew 24:29-31 Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, the moon will lose its brightness, the stars will fall from the sky and the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven; then too all the peoples of the earth will beat their breasts; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet to gather his chosen from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


The Scarlet Beast

Book of Revelation describes the beast as having seven (7) heads and ten (10) horns with ten (10) coronets, one on each of the ten horns.

Revelation 13:1 Then I saw a beast emerge from the sea: it had seven and ten horns, with a coronet on each of its ten horns, and its heads were marked with blasphemous titles.

Revelation 17:3 He took me in spirit to a desert, there I saw a woman riding a scarlet beast which had seven heads and ten horns and had blasphemous titles written all over it.

First of all, many have attempted to convince people that Satan will be the real Antichrist. However, if you study carefully the book of Revelation, there are two main characters worth pointing out. One of which is the Dragon— having seven (7) heads, ten (10) horns and seven (7) coronets on each of the seven heads— who actually represents Satan himself.

Revelation 12:3 Then a second sign appeared in the sky, a huge red dragon which had seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with coronet.

If Satan is the Red Dragon with seven (7) coronets, then he could not be the Scarlet Beast with ten (10) coronets. From the number of coronets, we can immediately conclude that the Beast is more powerful than the Dragon; which only makes sense because if one would attain the title of the Antichrist and will have the guts to face Jesus Christ who is God Himself, then he has to know in himself that he has at least the powers that will match with Christ. Therefore Satan cannot be the Antichrist because Satan doesn’t have any power over Christ.

John 14:30 I shall not talk with you any longer,
because the prince of this world is on his way.
He has no power over me

Now let us figure out the symbolism of the beast as the Antichrist. Going back to Rev. 13:1, the beast emerged from the “sea”, while in Rev. 17:8, the beast will come up from the Abyss (please put to mind the word “Abyss” which we will refer to later in this article).

Revelation 17:8 The beast you have seen once was and now is not; he is yet to come up from the Abyss, but only to go to his destruction. And the people of the world, whose names have not been written since the beginning of the world in the book of life, will think it miraculous when they see how the beast once was and now is not and is still to come.

Revelation 17:11 The beast, who once was and now is not, is at the same time the eighth and one of the seven, and he is going to his destruction.

There is a riddle in these two verses that in order to figure out, one must have a shrewd and discerning mind to do so. The beast who “once was”, which means he was someone else before, and “now is not”, which means he turned into someone else. He was one of the seven (7) and now is the eighth (8), which leads us to Daniel’s dream of the four beasts, with the fourth having ten (10) horns.

Daniel 7:7-8 Next I saw another vision in the visions of the night: I saw a fourth beast, fearful, terrifying, very strong; it had great iron teeth, and it ate, crushed and trampled underfoot what remained. It was different from the previous beasts and had ten horns. While I was looking at these horns, I saw another horn sprouting from them, a little one; three of the original horns were pulled out by the roots to make way for it; and in this horn I saw eyes like human eyes, and a mouth that was full of boasts.

First let’s describe each of the four great beasts that Daniel dreamed of: the first was like a “lion” with eagle’s wings (7:4); the second like a “bear” (7:5); the third like a “leopard” (7:6); but the fourth was only described as “fearful”, “terrifying” and “very strong” one.

Now let’s do the numbers: the beast had 10 horns, 3 of the original horns were pulled out, which gives us 7 horns remaining, and an eighth (8) spouted from them. This horn also relates to the following verse referring to the Antichrist:

Daniel 8:9 From one of these, the small one, sprang a horn which grew to great size towards south and east and towards the Land of Splendour.

Having the above as our basis to describe the Antichrist: the “lion”, “bear” and “leopard” plus the 7th who became the 8th, we can now combine them all to describe the Scarlet Beast.

Revelation 12:2 I saw that the beast was like a “leopard”, with paws like a “bear” and a mouth like a “lion”; the dragon had handed over to it his own power and his throne and his worldwide authority.

So both Daniel 7 and Revelation 12 described the beast as a combination of three powerful animals: lion, bear and leopard.

We know that the dragon is Satan, the prince of this world, who can give imperial power to anybody he chooses (Luke 4:6). We know too that this dragon has seven (7) coronets, symbolizing his seven powers, which also symbolize the seven demons Jesus removed from Mary Magdalene— Satan’s daughter (see my article Virgin Mary Magdalene)— the same powers he handed over to the beast with ten (10) coronets.

Altogether, if all these powers are combined: seven (7) powers of the dragon and ten (10) powers of beast, then the “Antichrist” will become of the beast which now possesses all the powers singled out into an eighth (8) power. In numerology we can compute the numbers as: 10 + 7 = 17 then 1 + 7 = 8.

Going back to Revelation 17:11, the beast who “once was”, which means he was someone else before, and “now is not”, which means he turned into someone else. He was one of the seven (7) and now is the eighth (8).

Here is another clue regarding the eighth who once was one of the seven. There is one verse in the Book of Tobit (only available in The Jerusalem Bible which I am using) that is worth mentioning referring to the seven (7) beings.

Tobit 12:15 I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand ever ready to enter the presence of the glory of the Lord.

We know that there are only three angels’ names appearing in the Bible: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael—the other angels were named extravagantly by the apocrypha. And just to repeat, one of the seven will become the eighth, which leads us to the third title of the Antichrist.


The Lost One (Son of Perdition)

The apostle Paul described the Antichrist with many names which to appear when the “Great Revolt” takes place.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 It [Day of the Lord] cannot happen until the Great Revolt has taken place and the Rebel, the Lost One, has appeared. This is the Enemy, the one who claims to be so much greater than all that men call “god”, so much greater than anything that is worshipped, that he enthrones himself in God’s sanctuary and claims that he is God.

The Great Revolt, which other bibles referred to as the “falling away”, means the abolishment of one’s faith in Christ and turning to the ways of the wicked. From the previous verses, we know that there is one thing that needs to be abolished before the Antichrist reveals himself, and that is, the “perpetual sacrifice”. This is what Paul meant with Great Revolt, the Rebel abolishing the perpetual sacrifice, the “falling away” of someone who was once a believer in Christ, but is now no longer, and became the Antichrist.

The way this Revolt (apostasia) is mentioned here shows that the Thessalonians had already been told something about it. It seems that the rebels are not only those who have never belonged to Christ but also those who have given up the faith. The apostasy will be due to a being who is given three names: he is the Rebel (man of lawlessness); he is destined to be lost (son of perdition); he is the enemy of God.

2 Thessalonians 2:5-7 And you know, too, what is still holding him back from appearing before his appointed time. Rebellion is at work already, but in secret, and the one who is holding it back has first to be removed before the Rebel appears openly.

When Paul talks about a cause that delays the parousia of Christ, he refers to something or someone that delays or blocks the coming of Christ, preventing the manifestation of the Messiah’s enemy who must precede the coming of the Messiah himself. Paul also mentioned of “one who is holding it back” to reveal himself totally. I am going to discuss this “holding factor” in a separate article because it is another secret that we must elaborately reveal from the different books of the bible.

Rebellion (“lawlessness”) is going on, but it is underground, secretly preparing for the great revolt. When the obstacle, whatever or whoever it is, is removed or “taken”, the lawless one will work unmasked. The revealing of the Rebel is the counterpart of the revealing of Christ. The enemy of God becomes the enemy of Christ, but Christ will conquer His enemy. (See also my article Two Hands of Yahweh).

Going back to verses 4 and 6 of 2nd Thessalonians, there are a couple of clues that Paul gave us to determine who the Antichrist is. Paul wrote, “he enthrones himself in God’s sanctuary and claims that he is God” and “rebellion is at work already, but in secret” or “underground”.

We have come closer to figuring out the real identity of the Antichrist from these clues:

  1. Who will emerge from underground or the Abyss
  2. Who claims to be like God

Job 18:10 Hidden in the earth is a noose to snare him,
pitfalls lie across his path.


The Angel of the Abyss

Remember the word Abyss mentioned in verse 8 of Revelation 17, which verse also mentioned that the beast will emerge out of it? We can now point out that from the Abyss, or the bottomless pit, where the fallen angels are imprisoned pending their ultimate punishment, will emerge an army that will bring troubles to the world when the 5th trumpet is sounded. And this army will have a leader named Abaddon.

Revelation 9:1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven on to the earth, and he was given the key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss.

Revelation 9:11 As their leader they had their emperor, the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, or Apollyon in Greek.

Apollyon in Greek means “destruction”, therefore rendering them, Abaddon and the Destroyer (frequently mentioned in other books of the Bible especially Isaiah) as one and the same. And what is more, Abaddon is also one of the angels of Yahweh referred above as the angel of the Abyss.

The Angel of Yahweh

Abaddon, also known as the Destroyer, is the angel of Yahweh whom God sends whenever He wants a group of people or a nation destroyed. The angel of Yahweh was mentioned many times in the bible especially when death or destruction occurs, such as in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 27:36 That same night the angel of Yahweh went out and sruck down a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. In the early morning, when it was time to get up, there lay so many corpses.

2 Kings 19:35 That same night the angel of Yahweh went out and struck down a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. In the early morning when it was time to get up, there they lay, so many corpses.

1 Chronicles 21:16 David, raising his eyes, saw the angel of Yahweh standing between earth and heaven, a drawn sword in his hand stretched out towards Jerusalem.

This angel was both mentioned by Daniel and in the book of Revelation as the one raising his hand to heaven and who swore at Yahweh.

Revelation 10:5-7 Then the angel that I had seen, standing on the sea and the land, raised his right hand to heaven, and swore by the One who lives forever and ever, and made heaven and all that is in it, and earth and all it bears, and the sea and all it holds, “The time of waiting is over, at the time when the seventh angel is heard sounding his trumpet, God’s secret intention will be fulfilled, just as he announced in the Good News told to his servants the prophets”.

Daniel 12:7 I heard the man speak who was dressed in linen, standing further up the stream: he raised his right hand and his left to heaven and swore by him who lives forever and ever, “A time and two times, and half a time; and all these things are going to happen when he who crushes the power of the holy people meets his end”.

Strange as it may sound, but the angel of the Abyss, also known as Abaddon the Destroyer, is actually the protector of the chosen people of God.

Psalms 34:7 The angel of Yahweh pitches camp
round those who fear him;
and He keeps them safe.

Isaiah 54:16-17 I it was created the smith
who blows on the coal fire
and from it takes the weapons to work on.
But I also created the Destroyer who renders them useless.
Not a weapon forged against you will succeed.
Every tongue that accuses you in judgment will be refuted.
Such will be the lot of the servants of Yahweh,
the triumphs I award them—it is Yahweh who speaks.

Isaiah described Abaddon the Destroyer the same way as Daniel described the Beast as the strong one who “trampled underfoot” his enemies, which make us conclude that the Destroyer and the Beast (future Antichrist) is one and the same.

Isaiah 28:2-4 See, a strong and mighty one, sent by the Lord,
like a storm of hail, destroying tempest,
like a storm of torrential, overflowing waters;
with his hand he throws them to the ground.
There will be trampled underfoot
the haughty crown of Ephraim’s drunkards,
and the faded flower of its proud splendour
overlooking the lush valley.

Daniel 7:7 Next I saw another vision in the visions of the night: I saw a fourth beast, fearful, terrifying, very strong; it had great iron teeth, and it ate, crushed and trampled underfoot what remained.

Daniel 8:10 It grew right up to the armies of heaven and flung armies and stars to the ground, and trampled them underfoot.

From these we can already solve one of the two riddles of Revelation 17:11— the beast who “once was” because he is someone else before revealing himself: which means he was an angel of Yahweh before, who was Abaddon the Destroyer, but soon will no longer be, when he turns into the Antichrist.

Now let’s solve the second riddle: he is the “eighth” and “one of the seven”.


The One Who Claims To Be Like God

To solve the next clue, let us refresh ourselves of what Paul wrote in Thessalonians:

2 Thessalonians 2:4 This is the Enemy, the one who claims to be so much greater than all that men call “god”, so much greater than anything that is worshipped, that he enthrones himself in God’s sanctuary and claims that he is God.

When Paul said he (the Antichrist) claims that he is God, we can then ask ourselves, who can compare with God? The answer of which brings us to a verse if we revert the question: who can compare with the beast?

Revelation 13:4 They prostrated themselves in front of the dragon because he had given the beast his authority; and they prostrated themselves in front of the beast, saying, “Who can compare with the beast? How could anybody defeat him?”

We know that the beast is a former angel, called angel of the Abyss and also angel of Yahweh. Revelation 17:11 said that the beast is one of the seven, who became the eighth. Going back to the Book of Tobit, Raphael made mentioned of them seven angels, but we know that there are only three names of angels mentioned in the bible, they are: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Although we are not going to discuss “angelology” here, neither will I recommend you to do so, but for the sake of our discussion, it is necessary for you to find out what these angelic names really mean.

  1. Raphael, the angel of healing and the guardian of Tobias (Tobit 3:17; 5–12), came from Gk. Hraphael, from Heb. Rephael, lit. “God has healed,” from rapha “he healed” + el “God.”
  2. Gabriel is from Heb. Gabhri el, lit. “man of God” and from gebher: “man” + El: “God”. Also known as “strong man” and messenger of God, used as a proper name to designate the angel who was sent to Daniel (8:16) to explain the vision of the ram and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks (Dan. 9:21-27). He announced also the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11), and of the Messiah (26). He describes himself in the words, “I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God” (1:19).
  3. Michael, name of an archangel, from L.L., from Gk. Mikhael, from Heb. Mikha-el, lit. “Who is like God” The title given to one of the chief angels (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1). He had special charge of Israel as a nation. He disputed with Satan (Jude 1:9) about the body of Moses. He is also represented as warning against “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world” (Rev. 12:7-9).

And so from among the three, the name Michael is the most suitable to what Paul said who compares himself to God or claims himself that “he is God.” If Abaddon the Destroyer, who is to emerge from the Abyss, is the angel of Yahweh, could Michael and Abaddon be one and the same?

To find out if Abaddon is the same as Archangel Michael (one of the seven angels), let us go back to what Jesus said in the gospel of Matthew.

Matthew 24:15 So when you see the disastrous abomination, of which the prophet Daniel spoke, set up in the Holy Place (let the reader understand)

So when the “disastrous abomination” comes out of the open, “set up in the Holy Place” then the “great distress” will take place. “Set up” can also mean “installed” (Dan. 11:31) or “erected” (Dan. 12:11) or “stood up”, as written by Daniel in the following verse.

Daniel 12:1 At that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who mounts guard over your people. There is going to be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence. When that time comes, your own people will be spared, all those whose names are found written in the Book.

Michael was mentioned here as a signal that when he “stands up”, the great distress will begin; the same way in Matthew 12:11 when the disastrous abomination is “erected” or standing up.

Michael was also described here as “the great prince who mounts guard” over the chosen people, which gives us a hint that Michael is the same as the angel of Yahweh, or Abaddon the Destroyer, in the following verse.

Psalms 34:7 The angel of Yahweh pitches camp
round those who fear him;
and He keeps them safe.

Isaiah 54:16 I it was created the smith
who blows on the coal fire
and from it takes the weapons to work on.
But I also created the Destroyer who renders them useless.

And so from these we can solve the second riddle of Revelation 17:11— “one of the seven” angels, Michael or Abaddon, who will become the “eighth” angel, which means “an enhancement of the former one”, after Satan hands over his power over him and he himself abolishes the “perpetual sacrifice” as his act of rebellion, and reveals himself as the true Antichrist.


The Great Distress

Daniel 12:6-7 One said to the man dressed in linen who was standing further up the stream, “How long until these wonders take place?” I heard the man speak who was dressed in linen, standing further up the stream: he raised his right hand and his left to heaven and swore by him who lives forever and ever, “A time and two times, and half a time; and all these things are going to happen when he who crushes the power of the holy people meets his end”.

According to Daniel 4:13, the “time” in the phrase: “A time and two times, and half a time” means 1 year so it is basically three and a half (3 ½) years.

Daniel 12:11-13 From the moment that the perpetual sacrifice is abolished and the disastrous abomination is erected: one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who stands firm and attains a thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. But you, go away and rest; and you will rise for your share at the end of time.

The number of days mentioned which is 1,290 is exactly 3 ½ years, the period when the Antichrist will rule the earth. So those who will able to endure 1,335 days (a little longer than 3 ½ years) until the Lord Jesus returns will be blessed with eternal life. That is the same period previously mentioned in the following verse.

Daniel 7:25 he is going to speak words against the Most High,
and harass the saints of the Most High.
He will consider changing seasons and the Law,
and the saints will be put into his power
for a time, two times, and half a time.

Three and a half years are exactly forty-two (42) months as mentioned in the following verses:

Revelation 11:2 but leave the outer court and do not measure it, because it has been handed over to pagans—they will trample on the holy city for forty-two months.

Revelation 12:14 but she was given a huge pair of eagle’s wings to fly away from the serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after for a year and twice a year and half a year.

Revelation 13:5 For forty-two months the beast was allowed to mouth its boasts and blasphemies and to do whatever it wanted;

In short, the beast or the Antichrist will be allowed to rule the earth for 3 years and a half only, then the Lord Jesus will come down to bind Satan and the Antichrist for a thousand years. After that, they will be released again to be destroyed once and for all.

Why God Will Destroy the Destroyer Himself

We cannot fathom the mind of God, neither our thoughts are His thoughts nor our ways are His ways. Even though in the beginning God created Archangel Michael, or Abaddon the Destroyer, as the protector and ministering angel of God’s people, therefore as chosen people of God, I would say we owe so much to this angel and his army. So if there will be one who would plead with God to spare this archangel and his army from the everlasting fire, that would be me! I would rather have them disappear than burn forever.

But God’s Will prevails all the time. Eventually the Destroyer must also be destroyed along with this cursed world, so God devised a plan that the archangel himself will rebel against God, and will blaspheme His name, which is an unpardonable sin and punishable by eternal fire.

There is only one reason I can think of why the need for such: because there will no longer be a need for the Destroyer in the New Jerusalem— the new heaven and the new earth— where the curse is totally non-existent; where wickedness, sin, and the propagators of such— who is Satan (whose real angelic name is Samael, or the “adversity of God”) and all his angels and demons— no longer exist as well.

If God will grant me freedom to choose when the world must be destroyed together with all its forsaken inhabitants, I would choose “today”. My reason is not because of hate, but because of mercy. If this world will continue to evolve as it is, with all the wickedness and abominations in the eyes of our Creator, we as His creations only prolong the anger that God is sustaining within His own heart, as much as we are prolonging the sufferings of all the innocent people of God, and likewise bringing more souls to hell in the long run.

The sooner this world disappears, the sooner the wrath of God will be appeased, and the lesser souls will be brought to hell.

There is one thing though that I set my hopes high on: and that is, eventually, Father Yahweh will change one of His written words in the Scriptures— just for once— the same way He could blot out names in the Book of Life. I hope that someday He will blot out “eternal” besides the word “fire” and will make hell, together with all its tormented souls, simply vanish for eternity.

But then again, His thoughts are not ours, and His own will always prevail.