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The Pentagram of Enneagram

“The Spirit expressly states that in the acharit-hayamim [last days] some people will apostatize from the faith by paying attention to deceiving spirits and things taught by demons” (1 Timothy 4:1).

In the past few days I’ve been ‘enlightened’ to the Enneagram and its roots in the occult. This ‘enlightenment’ was to its actual existence. Now that I am learning about the enneagram, I find its timing interesting as Halloween approaches.

What wasn’t so amazing to learn is that Christians are using this ‘doctrine of demons’ to find their identity and define their personality. So much of modern Christianity has apostatized –– fallen away from the teachings of the apostles and its Hebrew/Jewish foundation.

Christendom has lost the idea of finding their identity in Yeshua and becoming a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). His followers are to be transformed into His image producing 9 fruits of the Spirit, not 9 personality traits. They seek, along with the world, to know more about their carnal self –– the very ‘self’ with which the serpent tempted Havah.

“For men will be lovers of self … holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power… captivat[ing] weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:1-7).

Many who profess being Christian still rationalize celebrating Halloween, the epitome of the demonic –– Satan’s highest holy day. So, it’s not difficult to comprehend how they can embrace more of occult and pagan practices. The Adversary ‘masquerades as an angel of light’ and so many love his light for their life. (1 Peter 5:8).

“He [Menasseh] made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger” (2 Corinthians 6:3).

Most Christians do not believe their disobedience to God’s Torah can ever provoke Him to anger because of His grace. Some even believe they can ‘redeem’ demonic activities, even those forbidden in Scripture, because of Jesus or the Holy Spirit.

Man can never make holy that which God has called an abomination whether it’s unclean foods, embracing the traditions of false gods or worship of ‘self.’ To believe this is only sugar-coating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil making it easier to swallow and leading to more deception. And then, there’s Halloween. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

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Revelation Chapter 9 – The Abyss

“The fifth angel sounded his shofar; and I saw a star that had fallen out of heaven onto the earth, and he was given the key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss” (Revelation 9:1).

When the fifth messenger blows his shofar, a fallen star is given a key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss. The only ‘star’ to have fallen out of heaven onto the earth is called ‘the morning star’ (Isaiah 14:12). This ‘star’ wanted to raise its throne above Adonai’s stars, sit on the Mount of Assembly, rise past the tops of the clouds and make itself like the Most High. Instead, this ‘star’ is brought down to Sh’ol, the uttermost depths of the pit. Though there are many ideas as to who or what this ‘star’ is, Yeshua reveals its identity to his disciples: “Yeshua said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18).

From the time the Adversary fell from his position of guarding the sanctuary of Adonai, he still had the ability to move around the realms of heaven and earth (2 Corinthians 12:2). After going ‘to and fro’ on the earth, he enters the heavenly throne room with the ‘sons of God’ and to challenge Job’s righteous life (Job 1:6-12). Now, the Adversary will no longer have access to the sanctuary to the Most High; he will no longer be able to accuse the ‘brothers’ (Revelation 12:10). He is given the key to the Abyss where many of his cohorts have been bound with everlasting chains for the Judgment of the Great Day” (Jude 6). The ‘great day’ has arrived and he is given the key to release his demonic armies.

He opened the shaft of the Abyss, and there went up smoke from the shaft like the smoke of a huge furnace; the sun was darkened, and the sky too, by the smoke from the shaft. Then out of the smoke onto the earth came locusts, and they were given power like the power scorpions have on earth” (Revelation 9:2-3).

Thick smoke rises from the shaft that is so thick it darkens the sun and the sky. The Hebrew word for ‘smoke’ is ashan, but the word translated fro ‘smoke’ in this verse means ‘steam;’ the Greek is kapnos and means ‘smoke.’ The prophet Isaiah says, “wickedness burns like fire, it devours briars and thorns; it sets the forest underbrush ablaze, with clouds of smoke whirling upward” (Isaiah 9:17). This shaft of great wickedness will spew out like smoke or steam those spirits ‘under the earth.’ They will come forth for their last ‘hurrah.’ The power of the the Adversary in his final days will be so great that he will deceive billions.

A time is coming when the spiritual realm will become a physical reality. Those things like the locusts, the riders, and the horses that have been unseen and hidden will be revealed in a very specific way (Luke 8:17). How that happens remains to be seen. What follows is my interpretation from what I glean from Scripture.

From the smoke comes a swarm of locusts. When green plants are plentiful, locusts begin to breed and gather together into ravenous swarms that can be larger than 450 square miles. The desert locust, found in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, can cover one-fifth of the earth’s’ land surface affecting one billion people. They devastate crops creating famine that leads to starvation. Just as in the days of Pharaoh, there will be a plague of locusts, an army of supernatural creatures from the Abyss, and they will have a different appetite.

They were instructed not to harm the grass on the earth, any green plant or any tree, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. The locusts were not allowed to kill them, only to inflict pain on them for five months; and the pain they caused was like the pain of a scorpion sting. In those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them” (Revelation 9:4-6).

These locusts will not harm grass, green plants or trees. They will only inflict pain on people who do not have the seal of Elohim on their forehead. The Greek word for ‘seal’ is sphragis and means ‘signet ring’. The Greek word for ‘forehead’ is metapon and literally means ‘after the eye.’ The ‘sealed’ are those people who are either being ‘watched’ by Elohim or always have their ‘eye’ on Him. A ‘seal’ is put on the heads of those who grieve over the abominations done in the city of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 9:4).

In the Hebrew letter pictures, the last letter of the alef-bet is tav and means ‘seal’ or ‘covenant. This ‘seal’ is a ‘sign’ exemption from Adonai’s judgment. It is written by the Hand of Adonai as His ‘signet ring’ or ‘signature’ on the forehead of His people. The powerful stinging spree of these locusts is limited to five months. For five months, everyone on earth except the ‘sealed’ of Adonai will be tortured by the sting of this army of locusts.

Now these locusts looked like horses outfitted for battle. On their heads were what looked like crowns of gold, and their faces were like human faces. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions. Their chests were like iron breastplates, and the sound their wings made was like the roar of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails like those of scorpions, with stings; and in their tails was their power to hurt people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is “Abaddon” and in our language, “Destroyer” (Revelation 9:7-11).

Yochanan describes the locusts as looking like horses prepared for war. They wore golden crowns representing their great authority; they had human warrior faces. They had long, flowing hair like that of a woman.

Sha’ul teaches that a man with long hair degrades himself because long hair is given to a woman for her glory (2 Corinthians 13:14). Pliny, a first-century historian, wrote that the Arabians had long hair, and the Persians had long hair and were called a ‘shaggy bear.’ There is an Arabic proverb in which the antennae of locusts are compared to girls’ hair(Jamieson-Fausset-Brown). These warriors looking like women was worth noting as men who went into battle did not generally have long hair.

Their lion-like teeth tear at flesh like a carnivorous animal. The prophet Joel describes this ‘nation,’ “For a mighty and numberless nation has invaded my land [Isra’el]. His teeth are lion’s teeth; his fangs are those of a lioness. He has reduced my vines to waste, my fig trees to splinters — he plucked them bare, stripped their bark and left their branches white” (Joel 1:6). These creatures eating human flesh would bring horrific pain; however, it could even be a flesh-eating plague is injected with their scorpion-like sting. It The Nephilim in the Book of Enoch ate the flesh of humans and drank blood.

At I write this article, I am in Las Vegas visiting my son. Until two days ago, I had actually never seen a scorpion, but one was spotted on the baseboard of his bathroom. It was very tiny, and its clear color allowed it to camouflage with the wall.

Scorpions have a venomous bite; however, most stings are not lethal to humans. Lethal stings are only dangerous when there is limited access to medical treatment. Scorpions, in the spider family, like to hide in rotting logs and leaves, snack on other insects especially cock roaches. They are always looking for something to drink and love darkness –– they actually glow in the dark. In the darknes of the the Day of Adonai, these demonic creatures will ‘glow.’

The power of these locust-warriors is in their scorpion-like sting. It doesn’t cause death, but brings tremendous pain that those who are stung will want to die. They won’t be able to die; they will only writhe in pain.

One commentary said that these locusts teach false doctrines and deceive the masses, but false doctrines do not cause people to writhe in pain; plagues and their results do. Nearly 18 months after millions of people were injected with the Covid19 vaccine, it has brought ‘writhing in pain’ to hundreds of thousands. Immune disorders such as Guillain Barr that attacks the neurological system make adults, children, and even babies shake and quiver for the rest of their lives. Myocarditis, a rare heart inflammation, has become epidemic since the vaccine in young as well as old people. Fertility issues and miscarriage with women are on the rise. Every victim that lives say they ‘just want their life back.’ This ‘scorpion sting’ has changed their God-given DNA, and this isn’t even the ‘scorpion sting’ from the Abyss.

There are numerous world leaders whose evil intentions come from the ‘the pit’ –– the Abyss. In order to maintain global health, they want a a universal vaccine –– the literal sting of a needle. As they rush to create a vaccine, there will be few real studies and the human race will become guinea pigs. I listened to one doctor talk about a vaccine created in 1976 that paralyzed nearly everyone who received it!

Until recently, I would never considered the locusts creatures anything but a demonic presence on earth that exerts extraordinary pain over people. With the recent Covid19 plague, I see the scorpion sting as more than a demonic presence. These demonic warriors won’t carry a sword to control the world, but a sting.

It is possible that these demonic warriors swarm around the world possessing global leaders to do their bidding. A demonically-possessed economic, medical, and governmental brigade that forces a concoction of ‘poison’ into certain humans that doesn’t cause them to die, but tortures them until they fully submit to the ‘beast’ (Zechariah 14:12-13).

These demon warriors have wings and swarm. The Hebrew word for ‘wing’ is kanaph and can also mean ‘the edges of a garment.’ Though Yeshua rises with ‘healing in the ‘edges of his garment,’ these creatures will not. They rise up and everywhere they fly, they will cause illness. Whether these ‘wings’ are actual wings or they have some sort of flying machine, they move quickly wherever they want to go, take authority, and damage humanity.

The sound of the warriors’ wings roars like horses with chariots rushing into battle. These demonic warriors could use drones to seek out those who need to be stung. Not long ago, drones were being flown over western parts of the United States and no one claimed responsibility, even the U.S. military. At the outbreak of the Wuhan virus in the U.S., they disappeared. Whatever happens with these warriors from the Abyss, Elohim allows the sting and the ensuing plague to create a great panic that will cause chaos.

The demon warriors have chests like iron. For those who body build, this could me they have ‘abs,’ but it could also refer to their incredible strength. I personally believe their iron chests suggest they are hard-hearted or have no heart. They operate with cruelty and without compassion because they are not human.

Months later I am in Alaska and reading about the president unveiling a vaccine by the end of the year –– 2020. There will be several hundred million vials manufactured so that the entire United States population can be vaccinated. He is not only working with the Centers for Disease Control DC and National Institute for Health, he is working with the United States military to administer the vaccine.

‘Demonic’, though specifically evil, means ‘fiercely energetic or frenzied.’ The plan for unraveling several million doses of vaccine has been named “Operation Warp Speed.” Even the name suggests a ‘demonic’ side to this ‘operation.’ Putting a vaccine into the hands of warriors who ‘become fiercely frenzied’ as they make sure every person in the United States is ‘stung’ could become a wild ride for anyone who refuses the ‘sting.’ The only way to avoid the ‘sting’ is to have the mark of Adonai.

Believers should be praying for Adonai to reveal His mark that will be on their foreheads –– completely different from the ‘mark of the beast.’ As the months pass in 2021, those who receive the ‘sting’ are ‘marked’ in the world. Vaccine passports allow those with the ‘sting’ to live a ‘normal’ life while those without the ‘sting’ will be shut out. Whether or not this ‘sting’ is related to the ‘mark of the beast’ is unknown. However, this ‘sting’ may be the testing ground for what is prophesied to come out of the Abyss. This ‘sting’ may be a test of faith: either one stands for the Healer or succumbs to the demonic forces.

The warrior demons have a king whose name in Hebrew is Abbadon meaning ‘doom,’ ‘place of destruction’ or ‘realm of the dead.’ In Greek Abbadon is Apollyon which is not a place, but the name of the fallen angel guarding the bottomless pit. This fallen angel brings forth spiritual oppression and a desire for self-beauty. Some believe Apollyon is the the Adversary himself or his ‘seed,’ the anti-messiah. The ‘destroyer’ leads the locust-type warriors into a global battle bringing forth months of torment and horror never seen in the history of the world. The prophet Joel gives more details about these warrior demons and how they take over the earth:

Blow the shofar in Tziyon! Sound an alarm on my holy mountain!” Let all living in the land tremble, for the Day of Adonai is coming! It’s upon us! — a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick fog; a great and mighty horde is spreading like blackness over the mountains. There has never been anything like it, nor will there ever be again, not even after the years of many generations. Ahead of them a fire devours, behind them a flame consumes; ahead the land is like Gan-‘Eden, behind them a desert waste. From them there is no escape. They look like horses, and like cavalry they charge. With a rumble like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like crackling flames devouring stubble, like a mighty horde in battle array. At their presence the peoples writhe in anguish, every face is drained of color. Like warriors they charge, they scale the wall like soldiers. Each one keeps to his own course, without getting in the other’s way. They don’t jostle each other, but stay on their own paths; they burst through defenses unharmed, without even breaking rank. They rush into the city, they run along the wall, they climb up into the houses, entering like a thief through the windows. At their advance the earth quakes, and the sky shakes, the sun and moon turn black, and the stars stop shining” (Joel 2:1-10).

“The first woe has passed, but there are still two woes to come” (Revelation 9:12)

“The sixth angel sounded his shofar, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the gold altar before God, saying to the sixth angel, the one with the shofar, “Release the four angels that are bound at the great river Euphrates!” And they were released. These four angels had been kept ready for this moment, for this day and month and year, to kill a third of mankind; and the number of cavalry soldiers was two hundred million! — I heard the number” (Revelation 9:13-16).

When the sixth messenger blows his shofar, a voice from the four horns of the golden Altar speaks. The Altar of Incense in the earthly Tabernacle was acacia wood overlaid with gold while the Altar of Sacrifice was made of bronze. The four horns had a specific purpose: to bind the sacrifice to the Altar. With the release of four angels at the Euphrates River, one-third of mankind was going to be ‘sacrificed.’

These angels have been bound for this moment in time –– this specific day, month, and year. The Hebrew word is zaman and means ‘fixed time,’ not an ‘appointed time.’ Because there are ‘times’ for everything under heaven, this zaman is no different (Ecclesiates 3:1). Some suggest that this ‘fixed time’ is Passover because it is references the fourteenth day of the first month at midnight. If this is a reference to an ‘appointed time’ on Elohim’s calendar, it would not be in spring, but in fall as these ‘appointed times’ have not been fulfilled.

Yom Teruah is a ‘fixed time:’ first day of the seventh month at the sighting of the new moon. The Feast of Trumpets is commemorated by blowing the shofar. For the ten days between Yom Teruah and the Day of Atonement, the shofar is blown. As judgment shofar blasts, these could be the second woe.

The Days of Awe are known as the ‘ten days of repentance.’ This is a ‘fixed time’ not only for individual repentance, but for Isra’el’s national repentance. IThe days of these ten shofar blasts could refer to the days of repentance that Elohim gives, but mankind still refuses to repent. Though it would not be a specific ‘appointed time,’ the ‘Days of Awe,’ could be the ‘fixed time.’

Though Greek is translated into a specific number of cavalry soldiers –– 200 million –– the actual Greek words translate as myriads and myriads –– a number too great to count. The same Greek words are used for the number of angels in heaven –– a number too vast to count (Revelation 5:11). These mounted horsemen are sent out to kill 2.5 billion more people as 2.5 billion were already killed by plague, famine, and wild animals. With a global population of nearly 8 billion, killing 5 billion is a massive number of people.

The Hebrew word for ‘bound’ means ‘chained’ or ‘banned.’ These beings who were ‘chained’ are the disobedient, fallen angels: “And the angels that did not keep within their original authority, but abandoned their proper sphere, he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for the Judgment of the Great Day” (Jude 6).

These demonic beings have been ‘bound’ by the Euphrates River which runs though Babylon, present-day Iraq. Babylon will become the central hub for global economic, political, and religious systems In ancient times, the area between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers was known as Mesopotamia. Abraham was living in Ur, a city in Sumer in southern Mesopotamia when Elohim called him to leave and go to a ‘land he would be shown.’

In order to understand the spiritual war that occurred in heaven, a type and shadow of the Adversary is revealed through the King of Babylon (Isaiah 14). Babylon is steeped in a religious system that is always at war with Isra’el. Though it has similar roots in Abraham, its lineage follows the descendants of Ishmael, not Isaac. Its eschatology is in direct opposition of Biblical eschatology; its ‘deliverer’ is the antithesis of Yeshua or the anti-messiah.

“Here is how the horses looked in the vision: the riders had breastplates that were fire-red, iris-blue and sulfur-yellow; the horses’ heads were like lions’ heads; and from their mouths issued fire, smoke and sulfur. It was these three plagues that killed a third of mankind — the fire, smoke and sulfur issuing from the horses’ mouths. For the power of the horses was in their mouths — and also in their tails, for their tails were like snakes with heads, and with them they could cause injury” (Revelation 9:17-19)

The multitude of cavalry will come from the east, not China as some suggest, but the Middle East. They will have the power to kill another 2 billion people. With a global population of 8 billion people and the killing of 7 billion, this leaves only 1 billion people alive, though some of these events may happen simultaneously. While Adonai declares the ‘beginning from the end’ and can see multiple events at the same time, Yochanan can only witnesses these spiritual end time events through his limited understanding (Isaiah 46:10).

These riders wear multi-colored breastplates of heavy armor like ‘chain mail.’ In Greek, red, purple, and yellow, is ‘fire and jacinth, and brimstone.’ ‘Fire’ suggests the color red, but the chain mail could literally be on fire. Jacinth is a deep blue and was one the stone in the breastplate of the High Priest for the Tribe of Gad meaning ‘troops.’ The final color is ‘brimstone’ which is bright, clear and yellow like sulfur. Sulfur is used to ignite matches for starting fires. ‘Fire and brimstone’ rained down on Sodom and Gomorrah as a judgment; these ‘troops’ use the same power to judge the world.

The fire, smoke, and sulfur comes through their horses’ mouths –– like a dragon, they breathe fire. With lion heads and venomous-headed snake tails, these ‘troops’ ignite fires killing another third of mankind. The Hebrew word for ‘power’ had several meanings: euthanasia and ‘gassing in a killing facility.’ These horses and riders perfect mass murder.

“The rest of mankind, those who were not killed by these plagues, even then did not turn from what they had made with their own hands — they did not stop worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they turn from their murdering, their involvement with the occult and with drugs, their sexual immorality or their stealing” (Revelation 9:20-21).

The remaining population not killed by ‘infectious epidemics’ –– one billion people –– still did not ‘repent’ and turn back to Elohim. They are reprobate and corrupt; they continue to ‘murder, assassinate, steal, and whore. They practice witchcraft and worship demons by setting up idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood.

The Greek translates the word ‘witchcraft’ as ‘sorcery.’ The Greek word for ‘sorcery’ is pharmakos and means ‘poisoner.’ From pharmakos comes pharmacon or ‘pharmacy’ and means ‘drug.’ A sorcerer ‘poisons people with drugs.’ Sorcery can also mean ‘to drug people into living by their illusions –– using supernatural powers to manipulate Elohim into giving them temporal possessions’ (Strongs Concordance, #5333.). Pharmaceuticals are really legalized drugs. People will be deceived by pharmaceuticals whether it is illusions it creates or the false sense of having physical health. With the injection of the Covid ‘vaccine,’ many people describe hallucinations after receiving the ‘shot in the arm’.

This calls for ‘wisdom on the part of Adonai’s holy people.’

Chapter 10 – The Little Scroll

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A Wiccan’s View of the Occult

“Satanism is kind of its own entity and I cannot  answer those questions [in the article] for you. In the Craft (Wicca/Witchcraft) there is no Satan in our belief system. We have a lord of the Underworld, but nothing as dark and vile as the Christian Satan. We have “dark gods”, but they are not dark in the same context.  In the Craft we do not sacrifice humans or animals. We may sacrifice herbs and flowers, but never humans or animals. I have also never heard of the Illuminati sacrificing people.   

In the Craft, we worship a multitude of Gods and Goddesses at one time. We remember certain Pantheons based on who “called” to us.  I pray to a total of 11 Gods and Goddesses NIGHTLY.   They are Gods older than the bible.

While we do celebrate a ‘wheel of the year’ and the next Sabbat is Yule which does indeed fall on Dec. 21,  I cannot help you with the Satan side of things because we, as witches,  have to deal with the rule of three which basically says what you put out into the universe (be it love or hate, good intentions or evil) will come back to you threefold in your lifetime and possibly carry over into a multitude of lifetimes (we believe in reincarnation). The symbols mentioned do have deep connections in the Craft especially the star, but again it was around before the bible. The star represents the Five elements of Life (Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit).

Santa has many tales and legends. The most popular being that he was formerly a bishop of the Catholic church. The colors Green and Red are pretty important: Green represents Earth and Red represents heart and love. Elves are extremely popular in legends.  In some, they are naughty little folk who like to mess with you and your things and in others they represent help and happiness like if and elf visits you, it’s a good thing!  The Number 13 represents – a number.  Sorry to disappoint you.  But in the Craft, it literally is just a number. Same with 666. They are just numbers that inspire fear in some and novelty in others.  Maybe to true Satanists, it does represent something greater, but to me they are just numbers. I wish I could answer your above question, but I hope I did explain a little more [regarding the Craft].  If you ever have questions, please ask! I do not mind sharing what I have learned and continue to learn.”

My comments regarding her response.

First.  Satan is a deceiver, the master deceiver and has a plethora of followers through false religious systems worldwide.  Some claim to follow the Creator of the Universe and are nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing; others are clear they do not have anything to do with the Creator and worship other gods and the creation.   The first commandment is that we are not to follow other gods, but only have YHVH Elohim as our first and only God.

Matthew 12:30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”  Yeshua makes it pretty clear that we are either for God, YHVH, or we are not.

Joshua 24:15 “If it seems bad to you to serve YHVH, then choose today whom you are going to serve! Will it be the gods your ancestors served beyond the River? or the gods of the Emori, in whose land you are living? As for me and my household, we will serve YHVH!”  Joshua says that we all have a choice – to serve the God of Israel, YHVH, or other gods.

Second.  My friend mentions that there are gods and goddesses that are older than the Bible.  These are nothing more, nothing less than those fallen angels who desire to be worshipped.  For people who have studied pre-bible history, they are aware there are other mystical stories not found within the context of the Bible.  One example would be Lilith, Adam’s first wife.  Though we are not given any information about this created being in Scripture, we are given the history of what happened in the heavenly realm before Satan was kicked out with 1/3 of the angelic beings and therefore, pre-Bible history may be quite accurate, but not include details necessary for our walk of faith.

She speaks of the ‘god of the underworld’ which comes from Greek thought and is known as Hades. When the Hebrew Scriptures were translated into Greek, the word Hades was replaced with Sh’ol, meaning ‘underworld’, but more specifically translated into the words ‘grave’, ‘pit’, or ‘hell.’   It is not in reference to an actual burial site, but a place that ‘swallows the dead’ and ‘always hungers for more.’

Isaiah 5:14 “Therefore Sh’ol has enlarged itself and opened its limitless jaws — and down go their nobles and masses, along with their noise and revels.”

Proverbs 30:15-16 “Three things are never satisfied; four never say, “Enough!” — Sh’ol and a barren womb; the earth, never satisfied with water;  and fire, which never says, “Enough!”

Yeshua speaks about Hades or Sh’ol  several times in the gospels.  Most specifically he holds the keys to ‘death and Hades’ and therefore he is above all other gods and goddesses in the ‘underworld.’  At the end of time, at the final judgment, death and Hades will be thrown into the eternal lake of fire.

Matthew 11:23 “And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.”

Matthew 16:18 “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”

Revelation 1:18 “I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” 

Revelation 6:8 “I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”

Revelation 20:13 “The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.” 

Revelation 20:14 “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” 

Third.  Please note the references to the Christ Mass: the red and green colors, the Yule [Yuletide] of December 21 being a Wiccan Sabbat (aka winter solstice), and the five-pointed star (pentagon/pentagram) that is commonly put on top of a tree that is cut down and brought into the home and decorated with silver and gold (Jeremiah 10:1-4). The pentagram is the five-pointed Satanic symbol used in Satanism and occult practices.  As for the number 666, it has become associated with the Mark of the Beast in Revelation, but it may have a very different interpretation than an actual number which is why it is meaningless to this woman and is used to deceive those looking for a tattoo or something else.

Finally, fear is considered a spirit in Scripture and when it comes to the ‘underworld’ and it’s darkness, we should not have the spirit of fear when confronted with it, but expose it.     We should always embrace the Truth of God’s Word and the Light it brings to our paths even shedding light onto the dark paths that others choose to follow as light.  Satan has always worn a mask and will continue to masquerade as an angel of light until he has the whole world worshipping him.    We have been called out of his darkness into the glorious light of Messiah who is the light,  and that should always be our focus whenever we are challenged with ‘darkness’ and ‘other gods’.

“But you are a chosen people, the King’s cohanim, a holy nation, a people for God to possess! Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out ofdarkness into his wonderful light” (2 Peter 2:9).

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A Chat about Voodoo

Recently I had lunch with a woman who shared with me that she makes and uses voodoo dolls.  She explained that she believed because people have inherent powerful energy within their minds, they can transfer this energy to others through objects such as dolls.  I listened politely to her tell me how one time she attacked her husband by poking a doll in the knees.  For weeks he had knee pain and couldn’t walk.  She had not intended for it to be so debilitating and was somewhat shocked with the intense consequences, but did not regret what she had done.

When she was finished, I explained that she was not using mental energy, but demonic spirits.  She listened as I described the origination of these disembodied spirits as being the remnants of the Nephillim from the time of Noah’s flood.  I further explained that these spirits have power and want to control people.  I revealed to her that we can have victory over these demonic spirits only through Yeshua, the Living God.  I told her  that I had written a book about spiritual warfare, something she had never heard of. Though she didn’t renounce her practices and I’m pretty sure she won’t, she admitted she had never thought about demonic spirits being involved in her practices.  Even the demons believe and shudder!  This woman is not a follower of Yeshua, but she is no different from those who call themselves believers, yet do not understand the power of the demonic realm and how it has infiltrated the church through movies and television corrupting Biblical Truth.

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