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The Shining Fallen One

Adonai created heavenly beings called angels. Archangels are the highest ranking angels and answer only to Adonai. Several are known in Scripture by the names: Micha’el, Gabri’el, Rapha’el, and Uri’el. These archangels are the generals in Adonai’s army and engage in spiritual warfare. Micha’el, the chief of the archangels, comes to Daniel’s rescue and explains that there are regions under divine protection (Daniel 10:3). The archangels take authority over one keruv (cherub) when he wants to dispute the body of Moshe (Jude 1:9).

Keruvim or ‘cherubim’ are a lower hierarchy than archangels. Keruvim are angelic security guards. They guard the entrance to the Garden of Eden with swords and protect the Throne of Adonai. Two keruvim sit atop the Ark of the Covenant with their wings spread as they guard the ‘Throne of Adonai.’

The prophet Ezekiel had two encounters with keruvim and describes their appearance. Each keruv had straight legs and feet like a calf’s hoof that sparkled like polished bronze. They had four wings: two wings touched each other and two others touched the wing of another keruv. Under their wings they had four human hands. Their whole body including their back, hands, and wings, was covered with eyes. The movement of their wings sounded like the voice of Adonai. Each keruv had four faces: a keruv, a man, a lion, and an eagle.

Each had wheels that sparkled like topaz or beryl and were also covered with eyes. The wheels were like a wheel within a wheel that had high rims moving in all four directions. The spirit of the living beings was in the wheels, rising wherever the keruv moved and lowering when the keruv stopped. The keruvim rushed back and forth like bolts of lightning that looked like bright fire and hot coals (Ezekiel chapters 1 and 10).

A Special Keruv

“‘You put the seal on perfection; you were full of wisdom and perfect in beauty; you were in ‘Eden, the garden of God; covered with all kinds of precious stones — carnelians, topaz, diamonds, beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphires, green feldspar, emeralds; your pendants and jewels were made of gold, prepared the day you were created. You were a keruv, protecting a large region; I placed you on God’s holy mountain. You walked back and forth among stones of fire” (Ezekiel 28:12-14, Complete Jewish Bible).

One guardian keruv was placed in the Garden of Eden. This keruv was full of wisdom, perfect, and beautiful to behold. The Hebrew word for ‘perfect’ is tamim meaning ‘full of integrity.’ Precious stones were created to cover (mesukkah) him like a garment. He was clothed in carnelian, topaz, diamonds, beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphire, green feldspar, and emeralds –– stones like those on the High Priest’s breastplate and the 12 foundations of the New Jerusalem. This keruv was also given ‘gold pendants and jewels.’ The Orthodox Jewish Bible translates ‘pendants and jewels made of gold’ as ‘hand drums’ and ‘wind instruments.’

This keruv was ‘anointed’ to guard and protect God’s holy mountain in the heavenly Jerusalem. With full access to the Sanctuary of Adonai, this keruv worshiped Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh at His Throne with tambourines, flutes, and other woodwinds. The prophet Isaiah calls this keruv the ‘morning star’ (Isaiah 14:12). In Hebrew, the word ‘star’ is helel and means ‘Shining One.’ Helel is the root of ‘halleluyah’ which is the reason many believe this keruv led worship in the heavenly Sanctuary.

The Latin word ‘lucifer’ comes from lux meaning ‘light’ and fero meaning ‘to carry’ and is used only in the King James Bible. Lucifer, the ‘light bringer’ is used for ‘the dawn’ (Psalm 110:3), ‘some constellation’ (Job 38:32), and ‘morning star’ referring to Venus (2 Peter 1:19); it is not the proper name of this keruv.

The ‘Shining One’ walked back and forth among stones of fire. There are many references related to fire when being in the presence of Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh. He appeared as a fire in the bush that didn’t burn when He called Moshe. He was in the fire on top of Mount Sinai when He met with the Israelites. He was in a pillar of fire that protected the Israelites, and Daniel sees the Throne of Adonai as ‘fiery flames’ (Daniel 7:9).

The prophet Ezekiel describes the appearance of keruvim like fiery coals, burning like a torch (Ezekiel 1:13). Psalm 104:4 says Adonai makes His ‘servants,’ malakim or angels, a flame of fire. The ‘Shining One’ among ‘fiery stones’ could mean that he merely walked with the angels in the heavenly ‘burning’ Sanctuary of Adonai. Enoch, a pre-flood prophet, walked with Adonai and was ‘taken’ to a place where stones of fire burned day and night, a description of the angelic realm.

The ‘Shining One’ was perfect from the day he was created until unrighteousness was found in him (Ezekiel 28:15). The Hebrew uses the word ‘iniquity’ –– premeditated and intentional sin –– suggesting his iniquity ran so deep that he purposely brought sin into the heavenly realm.

“How did you come to fall from the heavens, morning star, son of the dawn?” (Isaiah 14:12).

The ‘Shining One’s’ beauty became corrupted and his wisdom was perverted with an insatiable pride. The Hebrew word for ‘pride’ is ga’own and means ‘arrogant.’ In his arrogance, the ‘Shining One’ desired to scale the heavens, raise his throne above God’s stars. He wanted to sit on the Mount of Assembly far away in the north, rise above the tops of the clouds, and make himself like the Most High (Isaiah 14:13, Psalm 48:1-3).

“‘Your commerce grew, you became filled with violence; and in this way you sinned” (Ezekiel 28:16).

The Hebrew word ‘commerce’ is rekullah and means ‘trade’ and ‘peddle.’ What was the ‘son of the dawn’ peddling? He peddled the promise of a greater heavenly position to those malakim that would submit to him. He peddled rebellion against the Kingdom of Adonai in order to set up his own kingdom. What did the ‘morning star’ trade? He traded truth for a lie, wisdom for ignorance, light for darkness, beauty for sin, and death for life.

“You became filled with violence; and in this way you sinned. Therefore I have thrown you out, defiled, from the mountain of God; I have destroyed you, protecting keruv, from among the stones of fire. Your heart grew proud because of your beauty, you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor” (Ezekiel 28:16-17).

The pride of the ‘Shining One’ brought him down to Sh’ol, the holding place for the wicked until the Day of Judgment. He became filled with violence. The Hebrew word for ‘violence’ is avel and means ‘injustice.’ The ‘Shining One’s’ injustice was violent; his sin of rebellion defiled him and everything he touched. The Hebrew word for ‘defile’ is chalal and means ‘profane.’ The ‘Shining One’ profaned the holiness of the angelic realm; the holiness of the Sanctuary. Adonai could no longer trust this keruv to protect His Throne and His holy mountain.

He threw him out of the heavenly Sanctuary as a profane, common, unholy thing. Even his music was thrown out with him: “Your pride has been brought down to Sh’ol with the music of your lyres” (Isaiah 14:11). Adonai had to destroy the ‘Shining One.’ The Hebrew word for ‘destroy is abad and means ‘to be blotted out.’ This keruv had to be ‘blotted out;’ his heavenly angelic name unknown forever.

Yeshua witnessed the entire event that happened in a moment: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). The ‘Shining One’ became known as satan in Hebrew, not as a name, but ‘a temptation that must be overcome’ –– the Adversary. His shining stones turned into the shimmering scales of a serpent. He came to Havah in the Garden as a deceiver where he once was the protecting keruv. She had to choose whether she was going to ‘trade’ with him; whether the goods he was ‘peddling’ were worth the price.

Hebrew Word Pictures

Satan – satan – שתן

ש Shin – A Tooth means ‘consume’ and ‘destroy.’

ט Tet – A Snake means ‘twisting.’

ן Nun – A Fish means ‘life.

In Hebrew word pictures the meaning of satan: consume and destroy by twisting life.

The ‘fallen one’ became the Adversary of Adonai. His desire was to violently destroy the promised ‘Seed of woman,’ the Seed that would break his ‘head’ and ultimately destroy him and his desire for a kingdom. He began with Cain killing Abel, lessening the ‘Seed’ chance by one-half (Genesis 4:8). He sent ‘fallen angels’ to procreate with women corrupting human DNA, but righteous Noah brought forth Shem (Genesis 6:1-2). He tried to change the ‘promised seed’ from Isaac to Ishmael, but Abraham put his hope in the ‘seed’ of faith (Genesis 16:1-2). He made Jacob and Esau enemies, but Jacob overcame every obstacle including a wrestling match and his sons multiplied into Israel (Genesis 25:22-23). He tried to destroy Judah’s descendants, but Tamar intervened and gave birth to Perez (Genesis 38:26). He brought a Nephiliim descendant named Goliath to destroy Israel, but David, the future King, prevailed (1 Samuel 17:51). He tried to annihilate the Jews in Persia, but his plan was foiled by Queen Esther (Esther 7:7). He tried to exterminate Temple worship and Jewish culture through pagan assimilation, but was conquered by the Maccabees and a faithful priesthood. In his pride and arrogance, the Adversary went directly to the ‘Seed’ himself and tempted Yeshua in the wilderness by offering him all the kingdoms of the world for his servitude (Matthew 4:8-9, Luke 4:5-7).

The Adversary is called the ‘god of this world’ and has his throne on earth (2 Corinthians 4:4, Revelation 2:13). He goes ‘to and fro’ roaming the earth as the accuser and always scheming to stumble disciples (Job 2:2, 2 Corinthians 2:11). He goes around like a roaring lion seeking to devour whomever he can through oppressive bondage and bringing demons to possess the unsuspecting like Judas (Luke 13;16, Luke 22:3, 1 Peter 5:8).

Once he reflected the God’s light through his covering of precious stones; now he masquerades as an ‘angel of light’ (2 Corinthians 11:14). He is full of deception and evil. He is an enemy of everything good. He twists the ways and commands of Adonai (Acts 3:10). He is the prince and power of the air whose spiritual agents are other ‘fallen angels’ working their deceptions among the disobedient (Ephesians 2:2).

When the Adversary is hurled to the earth permanently, he will be seen for what he actually is –– a beast that is dreadful, horrible, extremely strong with great iron teeth (Daniel 7:7-8). He will devour the whole earth, trample it down, and crush it because he knows his judgment is near (Revelation 12:10). As the Great Dragon, he birth through demonic possession will the anti-messiah, the ‘seed’ of the serpent. This ‘seed’ will work all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders beguiling the whole world. He will deceive those who are headed for destruction because they do not love the Truth. They will believe the Lie – the original lie that deceived Havah in the Garden of Eden: you can be like Elohim (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).

The Adversary will oppose every god and exalt himself above every object of worship. He will require global adoration through a one-world religious system called Mystery Babylon that will become his bride. He will get what he has desired since his rebellion and was removed from the heavenly Sanctuary. He will make his throne in the earthly Temple in Jerusalem proclaiming himself to be Elohim (2 Thessalonians 2:3-5).  He will speak words against Adonai and try to exhaust the holy ones of Adonai. He will attempt to alter the ‘appointed times’ of Adonai and the Torah (Daniel 7:25).

When Messiah returns, the bride of the Adversary will be destroyed; his own head will be crushed under Yeshua’s feet (Romans 16:20). When the heavenly the court goes into session, he will stripped of his kingdom and completely destroyed; his followers along with him. This already-condemned slithering ancient serpent that eats dust on his belly will finally receive eternal judgment. The once ‘Shining One’ will be thrown into the lake of burning fire and sulfur –– the way to torment an angelic being for all eternity (Revelation 20:10).

When Adonai creates the new heavens and new earth, the heavenly city of Jerusalem with its 12 foundations of precious stones, will come down out of heaven. There will be 12 gates with 12 keruvim guarding the gates. Everything that was lost to the ‘fallen one’ will be restored; everything will be made new. Adonai will tabernacle again with mankind and Death, brought into the old order of the world by the ‘Shining One,’ will be swallowed up in victory!

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Day of Tammuz –– Gay Pride

On June 28, 2015 or the 11th of Tammuz on the Biblical calendar, purely by divine coincidence, I was in San Francisco during the gay pride parade. Thousands and thousands of Americans celebrated the ‘greatest event in the history of the United States’ –– the proclamation by the Supreme Court that same-sex couples were given the right to marry –– #lovewins.

Gay Pride Parade

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I posted only a few thoughts about the obnoxious things I witnessed (with my own eyes) while meandering through the crowds because I didn’t want to flood Facebook with decadence.  I had no photos because I didn’t take any. I didn’t want anyone who might see my camera the satisfaction of being photographed.    Several Facebook friends, some from high school, responded with such vitriol over what I posted and then deleted me. Those individual’s tolerance of same-sex unions and their intolerance of my personal testimony speaks for itself.  Yeshua promised a separation of sheep and goats before his return and that separation is happening. The goats don’t like that their camouflage is being removed so they attack the sheep –– those who know and do what God wants (Matthew 25:31-46).  

Yet, God put me in San Francisco on that exact day at that exact time for His purpose.  I was told quite clearly by the Spirit of God to remain silent.  I did.  I spent most of my time window gazing at different businesses along the street (all closed) because I didn’t want the incessant depraved images rolling down the street to remain forever etched in my psyche.  In spite of standing completely separate from the crowds on the sidewalk, I still saw enough nudity, men grinding on floats in thongs, and cross dressers being photographed to know that what is happening in our culture is the preview of a tragic end.

There are those who believe that this is only a minority, and the majority of same-sex couples do not flaunt their sexual prowess. For those who embrace this type of thinking, stay in your deluded darkness and remember this was only one major city in the United States; numerous others had their historic gay pride parades too.  Not only did thousands and thousands of normal everyday folks become swept up in marching in a ‘gay pride’ and ‘gay marriage’ parade,’ major corporations like Yahoo and Google had floats flaundting #lovewins.

“This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts’ lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other’s bodies. They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshipping and serving created things, rather than the Creator — praised be he for ever. Amen.  This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural;  and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion.  In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things.  They are filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and vice; stuffed with jealousy, murder, quarrelling, dishonesty and ill-will; they are gossips,  slanderers, haters of God; they are insolent, arrogant and boastful; they plan evil schemes; they disobey their parents;  they are brainless, faithless, heartless and ruthless.  They know well enough God’s righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die; yet not only do they keep doing them, but they applaud others who do the same” (Romans 1:24-32).

Nothing New Under the Sun 

There were two specific moments when I felt transported back in time.    On a side street while waiting for my sisters-in-law to take photos, I observed hundreds upon hundreds of average and probably normal heterosexual young people, mostly young girls,  dressed in rainbow-colored tie-dyed T-shirts holding rainbow-colored flags lined up for city blocks waiting for their turn to enter river of filth.  Most milled around chatting with one another until the thumping and bumping of a float loudspeaker enticed them, as well as me,  to turn to see what was floating down Market Street.   As several mostly naked men in thongs were – imagine what they were doing – the marchers on the side street cheered, danced, and waved their flags until many imitated the actions of the gay men on the float.

Suddenly, I was in a scene from “The Ten Commandments” when Moses comes down from the mountain after being in Adonai’s presence for forty days. Joshua first hears the noise in the Israelite camp as a war cry, but Moses hears the sexual perversion as ‘singing.’ Once he arrives in the camp, he witnesses the abominations taking place around the golden calf.

Knowing that the Israelites sincerely believed what they were doing was acceptable to God,  I understood why Moses threw down the tablets of God’s perfect law –– they didn’t deserve them.    I understood why he made them drink the bitter waters of the melted gold –– to forever remember the bitter taste of their abominations.   I also understood how those Israelites, who didn’t join in the lasciviousness, felt as they stood back and watched the sexual indulgence happening before their eyes. 

“The LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and ‘Amora is so great and their sin so serious that I will now go down and see whether their deeds warrant the outcry that has reached me; if not, I will know.” The men [the angels] turned away from there and went toward Sodom” (Genesis 18:21-21). 

When I turned another corner to move away from the crowd, I was drawn back in time again. I came face to face, eye to eye with a cross-dresser.  His make-up and  his full-bodied white speedo costume with huge white feathery wings was undeniably an angel costume.  His demeanor and presence was so powerful that mothers with young children stopped to have their photos taken with him. Some of these children had head phones on to keep their little ears protected from the loud speakers, but what about their eyes? While people lined up for photo sessions, another ‘angel’ appeared similarly dressed, but in black. At that moment, I knew what Lot must have felt when the three angels visited him. 

Sodom had become so corrupt that the entire town came to Lot’s door to ‘know’ his visitors.  In Hebrew the word ‘know’ is yada and is used ten times in Genesis to refer to sexual intercourse.  The entire city had become so blind to their sexual perversions that even offering his virgin daughters to the men wouldn’t quench their desire to have sex –– with not just men, but angels sent from Adonai, the same reason the earth was destroyed ‘in the days of Noah’. 

As I watched innocent children being indoctrinated with perversion as they were photographed with these ‘angelic’ cross-dressers, I understood why there needed to be fire and brimstone on Sodom. God had to cleanse the earth not only from the sexual perversion, but from anyone who would cultivate it into the next generation.   A part of me waited for the San Andreas fault to split open and swallow this whole city in one gulp.

I prayed for Yeshua to have mercy on me while I stood in the middle of this event of Biblical proportion. For the earth not to open up or not to have fire come from the sky, there must have been many people, like Abraham, interceding for the few righteous who happened to find themselves in the middle of an historic gay pride parade.  I know people interceded for me specifically and I was thankful for their prayers. I felt protected.

Sin of Sodom

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).

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I have read quite a few articles written by pro-same-sex marriage people who search the Bible for support that the sin of Sodom was not sodomy or homosexuality.  Generally they use Ezekiel 16:49; unfortunately, they leave out verse 50.

Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen”  (Ezekiel 16:49-50). 

According to verse 49, the people of Sodom were arrogant, overfed, and cared nothing for other people.  They only cared about themselves. They wanted what they wanted, and they took it. Ezekiel calls the Sodomites ‘haughty’ which is defined as ‘arrogance’ and ‘pride.’  The first synonym listed for the word ‘haughty’ is PRIDE.  Gay PRIDE is homosexuals being haughty and arrogant against human nature and God.  They don’t care about anyone else’s values.  They want what they want, and they demand what they want.   

In the days that followed the public testimony of my eye witness account, I was called a hater.  I’m okay with being called a ‘hater’ because God also hates (Proverbs 6:16-19).   He hates liars, plotting hearts, evil, false witnesses, shedding innocent blood,  and those that sow strife. He also hates ‘haughty eyes.’ He calls homosexuality an abomination because it shakes its fist in His face. It is a sin that exemplifies “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life” (1 John 2:16).

Leviticus 18:22

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“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable” (New International Version).

“You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Complete Jewish Bible).

“You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Amplified Bible). 

“Don’t have sex with a man as one does with a woman. That is abhorrent” (The Message).

“‘You must not have physical relations with a man as you would a woman. That is a hated sin” (International Children’s Bible).

Judge Not?

Calling homosexuality a sin is not judgment.  It’s a statement of Truth. The Bible defines sin as breaking God’s law (Torah) or His commands (1 John 3:4).  Homosexuality, according to Leviticus 18:22,  breaks God’s command making it sin.

No homosexual will stand in front of me to judge their sexual behavior. No homosexual is going to give an account of his life to me and receive my verdict.  I will not be sitting on the judgment seat sending sinful people into a burning lake of fire and sulfur. Eternal judgment is God’s job and He will judge tin the same way that He judged two ancient cities –– with fire and brimstone. His judgment will come upon the entire #lovewins ideology as it begins to morph into even more abominations.

Soon after the historic #lovewins decision,  I read an article that pedophiles want the same rights as homosexuals –– to love who they choose.  They want the right to sexually abuse small children. When I shared the article on Facebook, I received responses like “the article is a lie,” “No, that’s not right,” and “That will never happen.”

Why not?  Who determines the moral standard? The Bible, the Supreme Court or individuals? How can pedophilia be wrong and immoral when #lovewins?

Sodomy was still illegal in most of the world until 2011.  Twenty-five years ago I would never have thought that homosexual marriage would become legal; or I would be at a gay pride parade! When the supreme court overturned the vote denying ‘special rights for gays’ in Colorado, ‘we the people’ lost oour voice in government along with our moral compass.   As our culture embraces the immoral standards of fornication (sex before marriage), adultery (affairs and no-fault divorce), and now sodomy (homosexuality), it must also consider embracing other immoral behaviors. If the Supreme Court legalizes one type of sexual perversion, they will have to legalize all immorality based on the legal precedent and the definition of  ‘love.’ 

Those without a completely seared conscience know that pedophilia and beastiality are wrong, but there is no longer a moral foundation except the one put in place by the judicial system. Without a moral standard, legal lawlessness (assaults, rapes, child pornography, sex trafficking, etc.) will become normalized. Lawlessness will create cultural chaos eventually crumbling our society and world civilization.

“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NIV). 

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

The Household of God

“For the time has come for the judgment to begin. It begins with the household of God; and if it starts with us, what will the outcome be for those who are disobeying God’s Good News?” (1 Peter 4:17). 

The Bible says that God judges His own people first –– His people, who are called by His name.  In other words, through the actions of the Supreme Court, Adonai is pouring judgment on His own people. Those who refuse to believe the Truth have twisted His Word to make sins more palpable. Will the household of God repent and return to a righteous lifestyle?   Will the household of God judge the iniquity in their own hearts?

“Then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

When my husband and I realized that I was going to be in San Francisco for the Gay Pride Parade, our first thought was ‘for such a time as this.’  Though these days seem dark and dim for our nation, it is a time to shine the light of Yeshua brightly. As worldly love continues to twist and morph the Truth, the pure love of God remains. So let #lovewin.

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