Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mark 3:6 commentary; religion and politics

6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

These two religio-political groups are opposed to each other normally. The Pharisee is a fundamentalist, separated and pious. The Herodian follows Rome. They can both get together, as today, on the basis of their opposition to Christ.

Matthew 22:15 ¶ Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

Jesus was not politically minded or very diplomatic in his condemnation of the parties at odds with each other. When He was asked by two brothers to settle a civil dispute over an inheritance he responded, not with a legal argument for why one should have what he wanted and one shouldn’t, but with a sermon on coveting.

Luke 12:13 ¶ And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? 15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

He told Pontius Pilate that His kingdom was not, at that time, of this world.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

People are still trying to get Jesus involved in worldly politics, even thinking that He would vote for a heretic, an atheist who denies Him, or a worldly Christian who refers to Him as his favorite philosopher as long as he supports the Roman Catholic positions on abortion and the legal rights of people who practice homosexual behavior. This is blasphemy of the most insidious kind.

The pious Pharisees of today will link up with the Herodians to destroy, not Jesus Himself, but the faith of many by creating another Jesus, wearing a business suit, voting along party lines, and compromising with any reprobate who knows how to speak in soothing tones and to address their personal paranoia, fears, and prejudices appropriately. If he’s on the left he’ll focus on the Sermon on the Mount and not judging others. If he’s on the right he’ll focus on the Old Testament and the Israelites killing the Canaanites as God’s retributive justice.

But, Satan is the god of this world and is the operative controller of the world’s political systems, including America’s.

2Corinthian 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

So, you can expect, without surprise, that those who are normally enemies will unite to oppose Christ and Satan’s operation throughout history has been that he gets the most success not by directly opposing but by counterfeiting what God has said.

In the very first book of the Bible God delivers this prophecy, just prior to expelling Adam from the garden which God had prepared for him. This prophecy is part of what was directed at Satan in the form of a serpent, which is not merely a snake but a dragon, also known as a worm.

The word, serpent, is Middle English from the Anglo-French from the Latin, from a word meaning to creep, as it also means in Greek. Even in one of the what scholars call of the oldest languages of man, Sanksrit, it comes from a word meaning ‘he creeps.’

Dragons and serpents have been used interchangeably in mythology. The Greek Ladon and the Norse Nidhogg Lagar are sometimes described as serpents and sometimes as dragons. The worm is another word for dragon in mythology as the Sockburn Worm which is the Wyvern, a dragon, of medieval heraldry.

This is Satan as described in Job chapter 41 as a dragon.

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Around the world he is displayed in mythologies such as Mexico’s Quetzlcoatal , the feathered, flying serpent who burned and became the Morning Star, which Jesus calls Himself in Revelation 22:16.So a modern Bible version in keeping with Madam Blavatksy’s, the Satanist priestess of the New Age Religion, has the Devil of Isaiah 14 the Morning Star, as well. Interesting, what they try to do to Jesus, is it not?

Isaiah 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

A cockatrice is a feathered dragon. Satan is a reptile, a dragon, as depicted in Job 41 whom God hurt for His people, Israel, in the wilderness.

Psalm 74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

This was the manna, the “what is it” material.

Exodus 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

The food of the angels of God.

Psalm 78:25 Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.

God had said to Satan.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

As Paul promised his converts at Rome;

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

As the seed of Satan, the Beast of Revelation, will suffer.

Zechariah 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

Yes, Satan has a seed. Something, we don’t know what, but something happened at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil between Eve and Satan. Cain was her first born.

1John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

Cain was the founder of the first world’s counterfeit religion

Genesis 4:3 ¶ And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Jesus Himself said to the religious elite of His day.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

All through history counterfeits of Biblical prophecies unfolded in neighboring cultures. The Greeks, in particular, were prominent in the Ancient Near East and as Serge Yalichev points out in Mercenaries of the Ancient World the Greeks were everywhere as hired men (Jeremiah 46:21), soldiers for hire.

They carried many Hebrew slaves to Greece with them.

Joel 3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

Stories of the heel of Achilles stem from this prophetic utterance of God in Genesis 3:15.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Just as Hercules is a ripoff of Jonah and Samson the words of God were counterfeited and copied. The Tammuz the Israelite women weep for in Ezekiel 8:14 dies and is reborn. Cultures around the world mimic and copy the earliest words of God. In South Asia; Brahma creates, Vishnu preserves, and Shiva destroys in an imitation of the Trinity of God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

As the earth was overspread by three families of Japheth, Ham, and Shem the memory of the prophecies that God gave and of the facts of their own histories went with them only to be warped and changed with time and oral tradition. There are over 250 Great Flood stories from cultures around the world. Alexander von Humboldt, a famous traveler through Latin America related what a Catholic bishop had discovered before the culture was entirely stamped over by the Roman Church. Noah and Nimrod are referenced as “the Wodan of the Chiapanese [of Mexico] was grandson of that illustrious old man, who at the time of the great deluge, in which the greater part of the human race perished, was saved on a raft, together with his family. Wodan co-operated in the construction of the great edifice which had been undertaken by men to reach the skies; the execution of this rash project was interrupted; each family received from that time a different language; and the great spirit Teotl ordered Wodan to go and people the country of Anahuac.”

Satan is the great counterfeiter. The Hindu who swims in the Ganges is a twice-born or born-again man. The mystery religions of the Greeks and the Babylonians were full of ecstatic utterances from Satan himself, which Paul warns against, a precursor to the modern belief in tongues as rather than being understandable human language as they are in the Bible, are but gobbledygook.

Baptism even, is counterfeited, as the prayer to the pagan gods of Ancient Mexico for an infant to be “baptized” as many so called Christian sects have done over the years, reveals, the writer, Prescott in his History of the Conquest of Mexico.

Satan has counterfeited God’s word from the beginning. His seed carries it on. All the world is being brought together to stand as one against God at the final confrontation. It is where we are headed, without fail, or even trying to slow down.

The Oracle at Delphi would give her prophecies, high on intoxicating fumes, indecipherable and without any meaning, but her assistant would write down supposedly what she had said in poetic form for the confused supplicant to try to figure out as he left confused.

All of the gods of the world are one god, Satan, with different names; Viracocha in Peru, Quetzlcoatl in Mexico, Odin in Northern Europe, and as Herodotus, the Greek historian relates, the Zeus of Greece who appeared in the form of a snake to seduce the mother of and be father of Alexander the Great, a great type of antichrist in history, prince of Grecia in Daniel 10:20 who had himself declared ‘the son of God’, it is Herodotus who tells us that Zeus and Bel in Babylon and Baal in Canaan are one and the same.

And again, when Jesus refers to Beezlebub as “master of the house” in Matthew 10:25 for Beezlebub means “lord of the house” and don’t you know that Muslims call Allah by the same term, “the Lord of the House.” He was the chief of the pantheon of gods in the pagan Arabic Kaaba, a shrine devoted to devils. Let us not forget the “lord of the houses” of Yoga in Vedic lore. Anyone for a session of Yoga?

In any event, Satan is the god of this world’s politics and this world’s religions. They will always unite to attempt to destroy the faith of Christ just as the Herodians and the Pharisees desired to destroy Christ Himself.

And throughout history the state and the church have united to slaughter millions. There is no greater manifestation of Satan’s plan on earth than the union of church and state in one giant Leviathan whether it be pagan Rome, the Catholic Holy Roman Empire, or the Empire of Great Britain.

No matter what they tell you, it is not “all good.”

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