We’re Not Ignorant of Satan’s Schemes: Pt 12, Final Part :: By Ron Ferguson

This is the closing Part of this study on not being ignorant of Satan’s devices, and it is a difficult article. It might only appeal to those who like poems and like to inquire into things. The poem is fairly difficult; I hope you will take up the challenge. This poem of mine is part of a much larger poem.

I think the contents of this poem line up well in all the Parts of the schemes and devices of Satan that have been posted before this last Part.

This poem is written in a strict form called “terza rima,” used by Dante in his poems. Each stanza is three lines, and the first and third lines rhyme, and the middle line becomes the start of the next stanza. The line metre is 10 throughout.

The poem here called “PART 4 – THE NAMING” is part of a large poem of mine in 7 Parts called “THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY.”

At the end of the poem, THERE ARE FOOTNOTES for the superscripts (such as in the first line – O light-bearer, Assyrian “Ishtar.”2 I hope the formatting allows the superscripts.

“THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY” – PART 4 – THE NAMING – NAMES OF SATAN

LUCIFER1

O light-bearer, Assyrian “Ishtar”2
The radiant Lucifer, apostate,
You light-flood the world from your reservoir.

Your appellations revert and relate
To ancient Babylon’s grey hist’ry’s dawning,3
For in that putrid, occult mix, you conflate

Your beauty and your evil. Yawning
Dark wonders of blackened light, for Satan
Is not the true star, ev’ning or morning,

For Christ’s that Claimant, not a charleton.
For He’s adorned in ascension’s glory,
And owns the true Light, as Custodian.

SATAN, PRINCE OF EVIL

Yes, Satan, “prince of evil,” sorcery –
That warring prince intent on dethroning
The total works of God – debauchery!

ADVERSARY

That great adversary who’s condoning
All hatred, lying, murders and deceit;
The god of this world, who is enthroning

Rebellion, hate, and all that might defeat
The loving God. For Satan’s wickedness
Is perversity distilled, with conceit.

Malignant reality who’ll transgress
Until he’s cast into the lake of fire.
His usurped control, God will dispossess.

DEVIL AND LIAR

So rightly called “the devil,” “the liar”
From ancient times hostile to God and man,
And scheming maliciously, who’ll not tire

In efforts to frustrate God’s ev’ry plan,
As evil works insidiously well
Through every nation, language and clan.

You wicked satyr,4 who tricks men to dwell
With unrewarded toil through years of life,
To pass unsaved, with hardened hearts, to hell.

From ancient times “a hairy one”4 so rife
In the display of leaven’s corruption5
So skilled, perverse, progenitor of strife.

“ha diabolos”6 – moral disruption
Of things that are right and good and honest,
We wait for your prophetic abruption.

Yes, diabolical – name and harvest;
His legacy of harm beyond dispute:
In arrogance the prime rank egoist.

BEELZEBOUL/BEELZEBUB

The “lord of the flies”7 in great disrepute
Baal-zebub, Ekron’s god so filthy –
In stench and pollution he’s dissolute.

Depravity and decadence we see
Where Beelzeboul has placed his influence –
His fly-blown cesspools of impurity.

His sinfulness becomes the effluence
Contaminating human hearts and minds,
That then seeps through men’s lives to influence

All human institutions, and inclines
Decision-making towards uncleanness,
So with time’s passing, what is right, declines.

O cunning Satan, who works unfairness
And pursues it in your glorious form;
Pretends to uphold a false correctness.

SERPENT

You twisted serpent, who is multiform
In deceiving ways of presentation:
From evil to light, yourself can transform.

Yes, serpent rightly set for damnation,
Contorted form to grovel in the dust –
A jewelled eye-stare, the demonstration

Of latent, cunning, dedicated lust.
That one will lie concealed, yet implements
His strategies to gain man’s misplaced trust.

Your beauty external, man compliments,
Yet serpentine, your character within –
Your heart as foul as sewerage sediments.

But that old serpent, in patterned snakeskin
Will one day glide no more in deception.
The lake of fire will show our God’s sovereign!

GREAT RED DRAGON

A great red dragon8 is one description
That’s aptly given for Lucifer’s form;
A jackal, “tannin”8 since sin’s inception.

Great dragon, and crocodile deiform
With powerful tail for harm maximised
To thrash through creation in vengeful storm.

Attacking fire’s snorted to victimise
The saints who love their God, and Him they serve,
Yet, soon this world will Satan idolise.

When evil gains its peak, and will deserve
The wrath of God that then overtakes it,
The saints for joy’s delight, will God preserve.

This dragon’s evil work will God unknit,
And usher in an earth and heavens new,
When Satan is in hell’s eternal pit.

ROARING LION

And now another scene that we may view,
Of foul-breath rant and diabolic fame;
Intimidating roaring does he spew.

Old evil aggressor, our enemy
Who prowls the saints, working for their downfall;
A roaring lion,9 the epitome

Of Lucifer’s greater destructive brawl –
The spiritual warfare that he heads
To wage the bitter war ‘gainst God, and all.

ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN

Accuser of the brethren10 falsely spreads
Pernicious lies and hurtful accusations too,
To ruin reputations; cut to shreds

The saints of God, their goodness to undo;
To neutralise their work as well,
Attempting to destroy each good virtue

Wherein the Holy Spirit does excel.
Each accusation takes a chosen route.
Discreditation is used to propel

These hurtful, sharpened stabs of disrepute,
The devil uses through the voice of man;
Those crooked sly barbs, so hard to refute.

Accuser of the brethren, his plan –
Before the bar of God, each sin to cite;
The failings of the saints enjoys to scan,

And throw them in the face of God. Highlight
Deficiencies, sin’s awful consequence,
Where day and night, perverse is his delight.

But in another vein, we have this sense
Of accusations at us squarely aimed,
Of guilt reminders; failings so immense,

To cause us sorrow by our guilt reclaimed,
E’en after God has wiped away each sin.
Our conscience, by accusation inflamed,

Becomes unsettled, and disturbed within,
For we lose sight of God’s forgiving grace;
Allow our souls such fear to imagine.

But soon will come the day, when on God’s face
We’ll fasten our attention with great bliss;
All memory erased of sin’s disgrace.

THE DECEIVER

This great deceiver,11 not a chance he’ll miss
To misrepresent God’s good intention;
Deceiving master of the Judas kiss!

For with his ruse of horrid invention,
He captures nations with his lying tongue,
And glistens error, to win attention

From all who seek not God, both old and young,
To live their lives in false neutrality,
With curtains of blindness before them hung.

The devil has mastered the reality
Of sinfulness and sin’s requirement –
His deceptive impartiality,

That circumcises truth for concealment,
Where Satan’s very lie becomes the fact –
His own deception, to slay discernment.

FATHER OF LIES

Great liar he is: from truth will extract
Sufficient, to dress a falsehood’s physique.
The father of lies12 works hard to subtract,

By using his guile and proven technique,
To dilute, distort, and to contradict.
The “greyness of truth” – the devil’s mystique.

Enhance the lie to strengthen the verdict,
That mankind endorses with fervent zeal.
Their judgment, (yet Satan’s), will contradict

The standards of God; His truth won’t appeal,
But atheism, agnosticism –
Beliefs that people will never repeal!

These system beliefs, like scepticism,
The father of lies has infiltrated,
So evolution, and mysticism

And rationalism, incubated
In student minds with lying deceit –
The father of lies is demonstrated!

APOLLYON/ABADDON

Abaddon or Apollyon,13 greatest cheat.
Your subterfuge in heaven caused your end
To propagate your filth, and to excrete

Destruction on the Lord, and to offend
God’s total character and holiness.
You, destroyer, none can comprehend

The horror of your base odiousness,
Working full to wreak destruction’s terror
To obliterate God’s true righteousness.

Master of demolition, sin bearer,
Apollyon, destroyer of creation;
Over demonic locust horde, carer.13

You have no part in God’s new foundation
Which is holy, pure, good and righteous.
You will not succeed in degradation.

You and your throng, in goodness – hideous
But to God, the destroyer will submit,
For his wickedness has been outrageous.

ANGEL OF THE ABYSS

Wicked “angel of the bottomless pit”13
Commander of your demons, dissolute;
King over your locust horses; and sit

Golden crowns on their heads, but substitute
Men’s faces, lions’ teeth and women’s hair,
As Satan’s demons ride on resolute.

Then for one thousand years God will prepare
The abyss where Satan will be confined.14
For that reason, the world he won’t ensnare.

THE ANGEL OF LIGHT

Now the dark shadow is cast on mankind –
Gloomy with hurt, and with goodness withdrawn;
Pretence, with filaments of light, entwined.

What apparition this, in the pre-dawn?
Transformation – darkness in light’s attire15;
Helel, the satanic Venus, has drawn

The curtain of light, so it will transpire
That men see darkness as light, and ascribe
Good to evil, in all their desire.

To their evil deeds, all peoples subscribe,
Because they love darkness rather than light,
So on hearts and minds, dark light they inscribe.

The “angel of light” has blinded the sight
Of people and governments, so any act
Then performed, is in the shadows of night.

One despicable and mutant impact
That’s generated from darkness transformed,
Is that all “religion” has been hijacked –

True Christianity’s becomes deformed;
New Age beliefs, Buddhism, Hinduism,
And many other “isms”; also have swarmed

A multitude of cults and their schisms.
Darkness transformed, is light that’s mutated –
Paganism, Mystics, Atheism.

The angel of light has aggregated
For himself, all manner of distortions.
All that’s light with God, he’s abrogated.

EVIL ONE

Evil one16 (πονηρου), vileness of great proportions;
Great are wicked sins that in you abide;
Great are murders, killing and abortions.

You acquired baseness through lust and pride –
Malignant, corrupt, worthless and vicious –
Expelled from heaven; to goodness, you died.

Your evil aligns with the pernicious
Evil of the fallen, human person,
Two in one, both are surely malicious.

God has informed us that times will worsen
As to the end of the age we progress.17
He has equipped us well, as we hasten

To that end, when the Rapture will redress
What the evil one did to so many;
And never again will he them oppress.

THE ENEMY

Diabolical work – the enemy18
Of our eternal souls, who creeps by night
To grasp the human soul in mutiny –

Removing the gospel seed in despite.
His wicked tares by night also he plants
As part of his vindictive appetite.

Over the power of Satan, God grants
To us to walk with His authority.
Never fear the enemy’s assailants.

THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

It is clear, that for the majority,
The god of this world,19 their minds has blinded,
Of those who have placed in God, no priority;

They are unbelieving and close-minded;
Eyes that refuse to see the gospel light,
For darkness won’t accept being reminded.

Intellectuals are often forthright
In their blinded, anti-Christian contempt,
And just can’t help, with students, to incite

Anti-God sentiment, in an attempt
To spew out their subversive eloquence,
And all things Christian, are not exempt.

The god of this world has scoured adherence
For minds of men and women, to movements
Such as climate change, to force convergence.

His purpose is to compel agreements
To coalesce all people into one,20
For the pleasure of Satan’s engulfments.

PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR

Satan’s airy domain had not begun
Until from heaven’s glory he was expelled.
Malevolence, and revenge have undone

All creation’s glory that God beheld,
And declared, “It was good”; all its wonder
Has been marred by Lucifer who rebelled.

This relentless grind to break asunder,
By the prince of the power of the air,21
And his demonic army to plunder,

Means a war against souls they will not spare.
They inhabit and rove the atmosphere.
The state of the human heart they impair,

Then defeat through sin, or use a veneer
To gloss over the true state the soul.
Wicked spirits pretend to be sincere.

Christian, look up! Satan’s not in control.
But the full armour of God we must take.
He can’t possess us – not in part, or whole,

But we struggle against that evil snake;
Against powers, dark forces, and rulers,
Against those, who like of evil, to partake;

In heavenly places against numbers –
Spiritual forces of wickedness.
In this battle, God’s saints are the winners!

THE TEMPTER

The foul, crafty one, filled with bitterness
Against his expulsion, sought his revenge.
To collapse Eden’s joy with bitterness,

Was Satan’s desire, so he could avenge
Himself on God, and mar God’s creation.
Among his obscene filth, he would scavenge

Techniques allied to his gross vocation –
Lust of the eyes, and flesh; and of the mind,
And to Eve came with quiet sedation.

The devil’s temptation was more refined,
When to the Lord, he came with subtleness.
His vile temptations were promptly declined.

God’s holy word answered the putridness
Of Satan’s crafted falsifications.
God’s word always preserves the sacredness.

Do not say in your communications,22
“It is by God I am being tempted.”
God tempts no one, but by hesitations

In your life, enticing lust has prompted
You to fall into sin. Flesh is to blame.
However a life that is bankrupted

Can be delivered from failure and shame.
O God, lead us not into temptation.
Let us be faithful to Your holy Name.

Come the day, when the tempter’s location
Will be eternal in the lake of fire,
And holy, will be the new creation.

Ron Ferguson – AD 2000 – 2020.

Metre = 10 throughout

—END OF PART FOUR—

THE FOOTNOTES FOR THE POEM

1. “Morning star.” Isaiah 14 v 12. From the Latin “light bearer.” The word is the translation of the Hebrew “helel” (“heosphoros” in the LXX – Septuagint) meaning “shining one.” The Arabic uses for “bright, shining one,” the word “zuhratun” the name for the planet Venus which is what the word “Lucifer” is in Latin.

Jerome, when translating the Vulgate, had difficulty in rendering the Hebrew “helel” and because it was associated with “light” (luc/lucens Latin) decided on Lucifer, and the name has remained. It has become the name for Satan. A minority of commentators claim Isaiah is referring, not to Satan, but to the king of Babylon. See Footnote 20 in Part 3.

2. (From The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica) – Ishtar, (Akkadian), Sumerian Inanna, in Mesopotamian religion, goddess of war and sexual love. Ishtar is the Akkadian counterpart of the West Semitic goddess, Astarte. She was associated with the storehouse and thus personified as the goddess of dates, wool, meat, and grain. The Akkadian Ishtar is also, to a greater extent, an astral deity, associated with the planet Venus. With Shamash, the sun god, and Sin, the moon god, she forms a secondary astral triad. In this manifestation, her symbol is a star with 6, 8, or 16 rays within a circle.

As goddess of Venus, delighting in bodily love, Ishtar was the protectress of prostitutes and the patroness of the alehouse. Part of her cult worship probably included temple prostitution. Her popularity was universal in the ancient Middle East, and in many centres of worship, she probably subsumed numerous local goddesses. In later myth, she was known as Queen of the Universe.

3. Satan was very much behind Nimrod, this wicked founder of Babel (Babylon). Nimrod. Genesis 10 v 8-10 “Now Cush became the father of Nimrod. He became a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD, therefore it is said, ‘Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.'” The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh in the land of Shinar. Nimrod was a hunter, but for men’s souls. He was a wicked man and began the Babylonian system (Babel) that is an abomination before God. (There is more on this in Section 6 of this poem.) His name means “he rebelled.” It is a spurious religious system that God hates.

Nimrod married his own mother (Her name was Semiramis). After declaring himself to be a god, then his mother declared herself to be “the Mother of god.” After Nimrod’s death, she attempted to cover over her incestuous relationship with her son – by declaring that he was both the Father and the Son. The information on Nimrod and Semiramis is varied, and some in speculative, but the best reliable source is “THE TWO BABYLONS” by Alexander Hislop. SBN-13: 978-1549771194 ISBN-10: 1549771191

4. Satyr – hairy one. Mentioned in Greek mythology as a creature composed of a man and a goat, supposed to inhabit wild and desolate regions. The Hebrew word is rendered also “goat” (Leviticus 4:24) and “devil,” i.e., an idol in the form of a goat (17 v 7; 2 Chronicles 11:15). When it is said (Isaiah 13:21; comp 34:14) “the satyrs shall dance there,” (KJV) the meaning is that the place referred to shall become a desolate waste.

Some render the Hebrew word as “baboon,” a species of which is found in Babylonia (Easton’s Bible Dictionary). The word is used once in the NASB – 2 Chronicles 11:15 “and he set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs, and for the calves which he had made.” It was the time when a wicked man called Jereboam set up evil and destroyed the true worship of God.

(Strong’s Concordance) – Usage: “Devil, goat, hairy, kid, rough, satyr.” Satyr may refer to a demon-possessed goat like the swine of Gadara (Matthew 8:30-32).

Isaiah 34:14 (KJV) – “The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.” (NASB) – “The desert creatures shall meet with the wolves, the hairy goat also shall cry to its kind. Yes, the night monster shall settle there and shall find herself a resting place.”

5. Through the scriptures, without exception, leaven is always a symbol of evil. The most misunderstood aspect of this is the Kingdom Parable in Matthew 13 – Matthew 13:33 “He spoke another parable to them, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal until it was all leavened.'”

This has nothing to do with a good, permeating effect of yeast, for the gospel does not seep through the world until all is righteous. The opposite is true. The leaven is evil, “insidious leaven.” Without exception, “leaven” in the Bible is always evil. It is NEVER good. The Jews search and eliminate every hint of leaven for Passover. God commanded unleavened bread for the Passover in Egypt before the Exodus in Exodus chapter 12.

Jesus warned of the wickedness of Herod – Mark 8:15 “And He was giving orders to them, saying, ‘Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.'” He also warned of the wickedness of the Pharisees – Luke 12:1 “Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, ‘Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.'”

Paul warned about the evil working of leaven – 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 “Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? Clean out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened, for Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Paul infers that evil does its work – Galatians 5:7-9 “You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.” One of the most misunderstood parables is one of the Kingdom parables of Matthew 13, the one about the leaven – Matthew 13:33 “He spoke another parable to them, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened.'”

It is the incorrect teaching to say that the leaven is the gospel which permeates through the world to make the world righteous. In fact, it is the opposite. Leaven is always evil. In the early days of the church (and we will look at Constantine later), much evil entered the church and permeated through the church and the world. A type in scripture is always uniform. It can’t mean one thing on most occasions but something else another time.

6. The Anglicised form of the Greek – “ὁ διάβολος” meaning “the devil.”

7. Beelzebub or Beelzebul is a name derived from a Philistine god, formerly worshipped in Ekron. The name Beelzebub (more correctly “Beelzeboul”) is associated with the Canaanite god, Baal. The meaning is “lord of the flies,” but it has others as well. The Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons through Beelzebub.

8. The dragon represents Satan in the book of Revelation. Dragon is translated from three different Hebrew words; tannin (or its plural form: tanninim), tannim, and tannoth. Tannim and tannoth are the plural forms of the Hebrew word tan, which means “jackal,” so, tannim really should have been rendered “jackals” (as it is in the NASB) rather than “dragons,” mainly in the KJV.

From the biblical context, the Hebrew word “tannin” seems to mean “great reptile” and therefore represents a large category of creatures rather than one specific species. Satan, though, is termed the “great red dragon” (Rev 12:3), and chapter 12 of Revelation is Satan’s attempt to wipe out the Jewish saints of the Tribulation who are fleeing for their lives, as the Lord mentions in Matthew 24:15-22.

9. Roaring lion. 1 Peter 5:8-9 “Be of sober spirit. Be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about LIKE A ROARING LION, seeking someone to devour, but resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.”

10. Accuser of the brethren. Revelation 12:10 “I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, ‘Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for THE ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.'”

11. Deceiver. Satan is the great deceiver, and that trait is passed to all those under his control, as we have in this verse – 2 John 1:7 “Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.”

12. Father of lies. John 8:44-45 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is NO TRUTH IN HIM. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for HE IS A LIAR AND THE FATHER OF LIES. Because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.”

13. Apollyon. The key verse here is Rev 9 v 11 “They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek, he has the name Apollyon. “Abaddon” (Hebrew) means “destruction/destroyer,” and “Apollyon” (Greek) means “destroyer.” The fifth trumpet judgment in the Tribulation is a terrible one, but still men do not repent.

The account is in Revelation 9:1-11 where the bottomless pit is opened and a mass of demons emerge, and John described them as being a bit like demons. Their leader is Apollyon. Revelation 9:3 “And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.”

14. Satan chained in the abyss. The relevant passage is this one – Revelation 20:1-3 “And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand, and he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed. After these things he must be released for a short time.”

The event is very clear. Straight after the Second Coming of Christ, when the Battle of Armageddon will occur, and Christ returns to Jerusalem, the Antichrist and false prophet are cast into the lake of fire. Satan is seized and chained for 1,000 years in the abyss, during which the Millennial reign of Christ happens. This ensures a time of total peace, as frequently detailed by the Old Testament prophets such as Isaiah chapter 11. Some Bible versions translate as “bottomless pit.”

The great Greek scholar F B Meyer said this, “ἐπὶ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ. Cf. Revelation 5:1. “In” the hand, [Strongs 4147] the chain could not be held because of its great weight. It lies “on” the hand, and hangs down on both sides.”

15. An angel of light. Satan’s great deception is to confuse light and darkness. He can transform himself. 2 Corinthians 11 v 14 “and no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

16. The evil one. Ephesians 6:16 “in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “but the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” 1 John 2:13 “I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.”

17. 2 Timothy 3:13 “But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. The Bible is clear that things at the end of the age get worse and worse. 2 Timothy 3:1 “But realise this, that in the last days difficult times will come.” Days are darkening quickly now like a fast-developing cataract. It is subjective, but I believe this has become so much worse from the 1980s onwards. In the last 20 years, it has accelerated.

18. The enemy. Matthew 13:39 “and the enemy who sowed them [tares] is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.” 1 Timothy 5:14 “Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and GIVE THE ENEMY NO OCCASION for reproach.”

19. The god of this world. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case THE GOD OF THIS WORLD has blinded the minds of the unbelieving that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God.”

The world is in the devil’s control, but that extends only as far as God’s permissive will is concerned. It could be said that Satan is on a tight leash. The glorious fact is that one day – Revelation 11:15 “The seventh angel sounded and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.'”

20. I have my definite views on climate change, but whether hoax, delusion, or real, it is a diversion dismissive of all history. What this movement is doing is attempting to unite the world in a socialist globalism like nothing before it has done. After the Rapture, which ends the Church age, the beast that comes from the sea (the leader of the new Roman Empire/Antichrist [book of Daniel; Revelation 13]) will unite all peoples and bring them into submission with the mark of the beast. It is said the world is global, but it is fast becoming uniform. Climate-change frenzy seems to be one of these uniting aspects.

21. Prince of the power of the air. Ephesians 2:2 “in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.” Satan’s domain is the earth and its atmosphere. In a spiritual sense, Satan possesses the atmosphere/air but in no way is threatening to Christians. He is powerless in that regard.

This next verse indicates that the demonic world is in a hierarchy, and that is the place of spiritual struggle. We don’t battle worldly forces and powers for we are not of this world. Ephesians 6:12 “for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

22. See James 1:13-15.

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The Days of Noah :: By Sean Gooding

Genesis 6:1-8 & Matthew 24: 37-39

“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. 3 And the Lord said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.’ 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, ‘I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

Matthew 24:37-39, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

I am reading a book right now… well, trying to read a book called Fallen. It is a Ph.D. thesis concerning the ‘sons of God’ mentioned in Genesis 6.

If you have been around preachers for any period of time and the topic of Genesis 6 and the ‘sons of God’ come up, there are basically two camps. There is the camp that calls the ‘sons of God’ the sons of Seth, and they are not supernatural beings that have copulated with human women. These are human men with human women, and they produced giants. I lean with the second camp that the ‘sons of God’ are, in fact, fallen angels that have been able to have relations with human women, and they produced giants.

There are some who avoid this topic; they claim not to be smart enough or that it does not matter. But it does. Jesus makes it a point to remind us that the coming of the Son of Man will be marked by the fact that the world at that time will mimic the days of Noah.

There are two parts to the situation described in Genesis 6; the second is the level of evil, an evil so great that it made God feel ‘sorry’ for making Man. Go back to Genesis 2 and see that Man was the crowning glory of God’s creation, and here we are not, and God hates that He has made Man. The first part seems to be the catalyst for this level of evil. The ‘sons of God’ saw that human women were beautiful and married them, had kids, and these kids were giants. There was a genetic melding between the spiritual and the flesh that resulted in giants.

I have been researching this for a while, and I do not claim to know it all. But I am on the supernatural side of the equation because of the way that God lays out the verses in Genesis 6. Many would have us read these verses as two separate and unconnected events – the union between angels and women and the level of evil in the world. But God puts them as a hand-in-hand event.

Jesus reiterates in Matthew that the time when the Son of Man returns will be like the days of Noah. No one will argue about the level of evil in the world. We, the children of God, are like Lot in Sodom, vexed by the level of evil around us. Every day, we are astonished by the ever-expanding level of evil around us. From the rise of homosexual perversions, the determined efforts to make sexual relationships between adults and minors legal, the rise in things like theft and murder, the sheer level of corruption we see in our governments, and sadly, the scandals that continue to rock the ‘church’ world.

Evil is rampant, front and center, and no longer hiding in the shadows. There is a level of evil that transcends human ability, and it is clear that there appears to be supernatural powers behind this evil. We can look back at Genesis 6 and see that one of the signs of the end will be the interference of the evil supernatural into the lives of humans. There will be more and more contact between the fallen angels and the men/women of the earth as we get closer and closer to Jesus’ return.

Now, I am still researching this, and I cannot say definitively that fallen angels will once again have access to human women for sexual relations. However, it is clear that genetic manipulations will become more and more prevalent. One of the things that God points out in Genesis 6:9, we see this statement from God:

“This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generation. Noah walked with God.”

We like to jump to the ‘spiritual’ summary and miss the physical one in this verse. As it has been said, some of us are so heavenly-minded that we are no earthly good. Notice that phrase ‘perfect in his generations.’ God describes this of Noah in the same line as the fact that he was a ‘just man.’ So not only was Noah a godly man, he was GENETICALLY pure. His human DNA was not corrupted all the way back to Adam. This was important because the Messiah had to come directly from Adam (see the genealogy in Luke) so He could redeem us. God killed the whole human race except for Noah and his family to preserve the perfect human genealogy.

Now, it would appear that one or more of Noah’s daughters-in-law had ‘affected’ DNA because even after the flood, there were giants. The nation of Israel encountered giants in the wilderness journey, and they conquered the promised land. We are all familiar with David and Goliath and the fact that Goliath had 4 brothers who were also giants. There has been the discovery of giant skeletons and large tools that only have been used by giants all over the world.

Lately, there has been news article after article about previous encounters with ‘alien crafts’ from pilots both in the military and commercial fields. My suspicion is that the world is being prepped for the unveiling of current supernatural inference in mankind.

As it was in the days of Noah covers both the spiritual and sinful events of Genesis 6. Mankind is sinful, but it appears that we are able to attain an even greater level of evil when we pair our efforts with the fallen supernatural beings. Jesus is coming soon; this means that the level of evil will keep getting worse and worse; woe are we as we see it and await our Lord.

God bless you,

Dr. Sean Gooding
Pastor of Mississauga Missionary Baptist Church

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