Saturday, September 24

As for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it.Gen. 2:17.

After Eve was created, Adam informed her of God’s command. She knew it well and was able to repeat it almost verbatim. She did so to someone who presented himself as a serpent, a cautious creature. The one behind the serpent was Satan the Devil, a spirit son of God who had allowed himself to nurture a desire for independence and personal power.  To achieve his evil ends, he accused God of lying. He assured Eve that reaching out for independence would result, not in death, but in becoming like God. Eve believed him, asserted her independence by eating of the fruit, and persuaded Adam to join her. The Devil had lied. Still, Adam “listened to [his] wife’s voice.” Though the serpent might have seemed to be a friend, Satan the Devil was in reality a cruel enemy who knew the fatal consequences of his suggestion to Eve.

COMMENTARY

Modern people dismiss the story of Adam and Eve and the serpent as a fairy tale. Little do they realize that the same evil spirit that first used the serpent, much as a ventriloquist projects his voice through a dummy, lives to this day. He is the one whom Jesus called the father of the lie. No one does it better.

His lies are many and manifold and are woven into the very fabric of society; so pervasive, so insidious, the apostle described the demonic influence over the world as “the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.” In other words, Satan’s spirit motivates the whole of Society from top to bottom.

Besides the most common lies intended to distort the nature of God and his wonderful purpose, such as the all-pervasive lies of evolution, the trinity and the immortal soul, etc., ultimately Satan intends to mislead those under his influence into outright war with Almighty God. Here is what the inspired word says: “And I saw three unclean inspired expressions that looked like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and they perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.”

Just as the Devil used a literal serpent in Eden to disguise his identity, the demons cloak their vile expressions as frog-like croakings. The question is, have these symbolic frogs gone forth to the kings of the inhabited earth in order to gather them to the situation called Armageddon? The answer is no. That is because the final gathering occurs after the wild beast suffers a catastrophic death blow and then miraculously recovers. Both Daniel and Revelation depict the last king as standing up against God and uttering swelling expressions and great blasphemies. Regarding the recovered beast the 13th chapter of Revelation states: “It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for 42 months. And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, even those residing in heaven.”

So it is, that the frog-like demonically inspired expressions will be uttered during that 42 month period. The reason a showdown will then be inevitable is because the offspring of the woman foretold in Eden will be brought into position to crush the serpent’s head. That is indicated in the verse preceding, which says: “The sixth one poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the rising of the sun.”

The kings from the rising of the sun are the sons of the Kingdom, who will then shine as brightly as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Regarding the significance of the Transfiguration as a fore gleam of the parousia, Peter wrote: “So we have the prophetic word made more sure, and you are doing well in paying attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place (until day dawns and a daystar rises) in your hearts.”

As Peter indicated, the written prophetic word is like a lamp shining in the dark and intended to lead us to the point where a lamp is no longer necessary —symbolized by the daystar rising from within.  In other words, the coming of Christ will ultimately result in full enlightenment for the sons of the Kingdom —making the prophetic word obsolete. At that point the Kingdom of God becomes fully operational, provoking and exciting the demons to push the kings of the world into a war with God by maneuvering them into executing the remaining sons of the Kingdom, just as the ancients were maneuvered into killing Christ. 

Although the demonic, frog-like expressions are not evident yet, certainly the telltale evidence of Satan’s propaganda is. Since the Saudis organized the 9-11 attack the U.S. has launched a campaign for global domination. First Afghanistan was attacked under the pretext of avenging terrorists, even though none of the hijackers were Afghani. As a result, although the Taliban had actually outlawed poppy production, after the Anglo-American invasion heroin production has surged, particularly in the British-held province of Helmand and much of the destructive drug was directed to flow into Russia as a weapon to destroy the younger generation, while the hundreds of billions in profits flowed into the global banking system.

Then came the invasion of Iraq under the pretext that Saddam was developing weapons of mass destruction. This was proven to have been a lie concocted by the war hawks. The result? After a million deaths the once stable nation of Iraq has become a festering breeding and training ground for terrorists.

Then came the attack on Libya and the murder of its president. Same result — A once prosperous and stable nation was destroyed and used to incubate more jihadists who have been embedded into the flood of refuges inundating Europe.

Syria was the next nation on the list of those slated for destruction. (Iran is scheduled for destruction after Syria) Rather than an outright invasion, though, the Empire deployed its army of terrorists —rebranding them as freedom fighters. In reality ISIS is a private army of mercenaries who are paid by the very same Saudis who financed and trained the 9-11 terrorists, who themselves – along with Israel and Qatar, Bahrain  and the like, are merely a satrapies of London’s centuries-old, but dying, imperial apparatus.

But this time Russia intervened and would not allow it. The result? The beast is preparing for war with Russia and China under a blizzard of lies that permeate the media. The just-activated missile shield in Romania is a sure indication that the empire intends to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against Russia.

As an example of the lies that permeate the Western media, Americans are under the impression that Russia invaded Crimea. In reality the people of Crimea held a referendum and overwhelmingly voted (95%) to return to Mother Russia. (Crimea is mostly ethnic Russian and had been apart of Russia for centuries until it was ceded to Ukraine in the 50’s when it was part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.)

While no sane person would consent to launching nuclear war it is obvious that the demons have their own plans and are fully capable of imposing their will on the puny humans who do their bidding.

We can be most grateful that Jehovah will not allow them to destroy all mankind. God promises to cut short the tribulation before Satan’s lies destroy us all. 

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