The Beast That Was, Is Not, and Yet Is
HEADLINES: "And the beast that thou sawest was and is not and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is," Revelation 17:8.
Before we begin this discussion, we want you to understand that we recognize who God's enemy and our enemy is. Do not expect an attack upon flesh and blood men to accuse, blame and/or condemn men for man's state of captivity. Like Jesus, we refuse to judge or condemn mankind, John 3:17, 5:22, 8:15. If you prefer to see and hear a false "gospel?" of condemnation and death of men even though Jesus did away with such "dung" ( II Corinthians 3:7-11 ) then I suggest that you seek those "hirelings" employed by "the Accuser of the brethren," II Corinthians 11:13-15; Revelation 12:10. We will attack the principalities and powers of darkness with whom we are wrestling who hurt all men, Ephesians 6:12. If you cannot stand to read about how and why your FATHER the JUDGE JUSTIFIES ALL MEN, even those actively committing sin, then take your baby-face to some corner and suck your thumb. When YOU GROW UP as a spiritual adult, you will be able to face the JUDGE. Like it or not, you will swallow the gospel of justification. If not now, for sure face to face. So get your mind ready!
Now... the headline we have chosen contains many themes concerning the powers of darkness. The title line is one of the means God chose to mock and torment devils regarding their doom. But too many people who attempt to study the Bible know very little about the enemy, their powers, and their state of imprisonment down here. Because evil spirits are invisible, many doubt if thy exist at all. And man is prone to blame man as the responsible party for the wicked works man is involved in. Because of these things and the fact that man is spiritually blind to the invisible world, Paul wrote...that the "mystery of iniquity" would be revealed attesting that man is ignorant about our real enemy, II Thessalonians 2:3-10. Also, this theme is continued in Revelation 17 where "MYSTERY BABYLON," a reference for the kingdom of darkness and the name of Satan's wife is the subject. The word "mystery" is used because something is hidden, secret, and uniquely intriguing concerning the world of evil spirits. Concerning our world all nations are in twos, one visible and the other invisible. UNDERSTAND THIS: all devils who constituted the invisible part of every ancient nation are still here while the ancient visible fleshy nations are no more. So when the scriptures speak to them in our day by their ancient names, it is because those "demonic citizens" are still here--- scattered among the visible nations of today Mark 9:1. Messages to Edom, Nineveh, Moab, etc., can still be received by their former demonic inhabitants. For instance, what God plans to do to ancient Gog and Magog in the END is still binding upon them! Ezekiel 38:14-20. Always keep that in mind as you read the Bible, as well as Jesus' words, "an (evil) spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have", Luke 24:39. No human being can be a devil. Also, PLEASE keep in mind that Satan and his family are non-living super-sophisticated teaching tools (spiritual robots) with musical instruments "built-in". Jesus will be our key and reference guide for disclosing the "mystery of iniquity." He came to the earth in warfare against the powers of darkness to bind them and to free the minds of many from demonic mental dungeons. He could see devils and communicate with them and they answered him through the mouths of those under their control.... even unsuspected control, Matthew 16:22-23; John 8:31-34. God gave Jesus the keys of darkness so that "having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it," Colossians 2:15. What will follow is the testimony and work of Jesus concerning devils --- to expose them and their works. This is not the doctrine of your church, or your preacher, or some theologian you may know. This will be the testimony of God's "true and faithful witness," Revelation 1:5. I have written to you that you cannot read "GOOD NEWS" with the eyeglasses of your previous human teachers. So open your eyes and clear your minds See and hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. We mailed to most of you "Our Track Record," a tract in which hell, or the "bottomless pit" was described. Our universe is a prison chamber for devils. They experience a circular fall passing through solid matter in our world which appears to them as a mirage on a desert. There is no solid ground for them to stand on to break their constant falling except the bodies of birds, fish, animals, and worst of all man. Remember, only "the meek (sons of God) can inherit the earth", not sons of pride or demons. When God first kicked out Satan, Babylon, and their first born from heaven, they fell in terror. They were tormented by seeing a vision of the likeness of Paradise which was really our world. They could see food and fresh water but could not touch or taste it. Then God made birds, fish, and animals....and to devils' amazement, they bumped into them as they fell past. This marked the beginning of their climb out of the bottomless pit. On the backs of these creations, the "images" of Satan (images of the Beast) began to re-establish their kingdom, Revelation 13:14-15. Some became "gods" of the sea possessing fish; some became "gods" of the air aboard birds and bats. Others became "gods" of the land and forests on the backs of animals, while others became "gods" of the underworld on snakes, moles, and underground dwellers, including earthworms, Isaiah 46:1-4. For this cause "graven images," the representative symbols for demons, had to be carried from place to place. This change in status was a very great humiliation for these proud bastards when compared and contrasted with their lost glory and estate in heaven! Finally, Adam and Eve were introduced in the Garden of Eden, and there our tragic earth history began. Possession of mankind is the main concern of some religionists and the Heavenly Hosts. The bodies of men have become "strongholds" for devils who refuse to "Let my people go!" . Death became the means by which God "delivers men from evil" and dumps clinging "images of the beast" (demons) back into their pit fall, Ecclesiastes 3:21, 12:7 (Luke 16:22-26 where Lazarus symbolizes any man, and the rich man any principality of darkness), Hebrews 12:22-24.
"POSSESSION" or demons holding on to all human beings is a FACT of life. Knowing this intimidates and frightens many.... so much so that men are afraid to think about it and really PREFER NOT TO KNOW IT. But willful ignorance will not make it change (a demon will grab you, me, and any body to break his fall). Sticking one's head into a hole in the ground like a frightened ostrich will not make the danger go away. Shutting one's eyes and ears to this spiritual reality behind the comfort of unbelief consoles only the sleeping, the blind, and the spiritually dead. Learning about hell and the invisible world's conditions is a new experience for you. But do not be frightened. Those devils on you will be happy if you show fear. So...there is a "mystery of iniquity which MUST BE REVEALED." It was acknowledged that men would be afraid of devils in the scene with Moses. This was revealed in the fear the children of Israel had of the GI-ant nations occupying the "promise land" which Moses brought them to possess, Numbers 13:30-33. And all were not removed, Judge 2:20-23. Some were left to try Israel, indicating also that devils are on our bodies for test or "exercise" purposes. Joshua and Caleb gave Moses a positive and fearless report of them. They were not frightened like the other scouts sent to spy on the land, Numbers 14:6-10. Like Joshua, I do not panic, nor am I afraid or intimidated by the reputation of demons and Satan's power, which is borrowed from God. Instead, the kingdom of darkness groans and panics at the mention of the Good News editor and more so about the Court Reports ("GOOD NEWS") I write from the JUDGE regarding them, John 16:8-11. NOW... to all you non-soldiers and cowards out there who are afraid to think about Satan or to get his forces riled, FORGET FEAR! Laugh in your enemies' faces! Cheer about their dilemma! Very shortly our Father will erase them with fire. Prepare to shout! Victory always has been ours even before we were born! Devils do not like for me to write such things. But I cannot tell you victory is illusive, a struggle, and a "yet to come" fact. Let the blind and uncertain and those too far behind God's chariot of Archangels (sounding brass and tinkling cymbals) publish such uninformed reports. Here, YOU WILL BE KEPT ABREAST with "right NOW" heavenly activities and very real facts. We are into TODAY in heaven. This is TODAY'S "GOOD NEWS ...."whether they hear or forebear", Ezekiel 3:11.
In letters written years ago, we discussed how Satan became "the man of sin. " For a recap, God gave him "nicknames" according to who or what he possessed. He became the "Serpent" for possessing the snake in the "Garden". He became the "Beast" for his kingdom's possession of the beasts of the field. He became "the man of sin" for possession of human beings. Some of you not taught the scriptures by God did not know this, nor did your man-made teachers. I do not intend to go into an elaborate dissertation to prove the point. The following texts will do: Ezekiel 28:6-9,13-19, Psalms; Isaiah 14:12,16-17 of Solomon II, last two lines on page 106, and lines 1 through 25 on page 107 (Lost Books of the Bible). And because God calls devils "men of sin", those not taught the scriptures by him have been confused applying His WORDS of wrath sent to the "men of sin" to men of flesh and blood. God's WORD is a two-edge sword and the proper edge must be applied to the corresponding kingdom, (1) of devils, or (2) of mankind. Many mixed-up and confused churches, preachers, and their flocks are a result of this confusion. How does Daniel 7:21-22, and Revelation 13:4-7 apply to YOU? Speaking of the temples of our bodies (I Corinthians 6:19) as "lively stones" (I Peter 2:5) Jesus himself prophesied, "there shall not, be one stone left upon another that shall not be thrown down".... by Satan, Matthew 24:2. YOU were included in that prophesy. YOU are one of "the saints". NO ONE IS EXEMPT!! That is why wise virgins wake up and straighten out (trim) their lamps, Matthew 25:6-9. And many churches and religious groups are selling oil (doctrines on obedience), which is a thing that should not be done. Jesus taught his true followers, "freely you have received, freely give,!! Those who "sell" truth for "mammon" or money are following the beat of a different invisible, dark and earthly drummer! The major problem remains a need for FIRE of the Holy Spirit.
I do not need to explain that Satan is the "son of perdition" and all his invisible offsprings have inherited that title. Paul did a good job of that in II Thessalonians 2:1-8, Revelation 17:8. After all, God does visit the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and forth generations of devils who know and hate him, Exodus 20:5. (NOTICE: This does not apply to mankind. Most men do not know God and those who think they know Jesus do not really know him at all, Matthew 11:25-27). Add the following proofs to Paul's proof in the Thessalonians text above: Isaiah 14:12,21-22; Matthew 23:33, 25:41; John 16:8-11. From the New American Bible and the New English Bible translations the correct rendering of Genesis 4:5-7 of God's words to Cain is, "SIN IS A DEMON" crouching at the door." In the "GOOD NEWS" we accept the JUDGE'S verdicts. SIN activities in men are always DEMONIC WORKS using men as a result of enslavement and captivity, John 8:34-36. All of Isarel were slaves who worked for Paraoh in Moses' days. Even so all men are slaves who work "sin-works" for Lucifer and demonic Egypt. Jesus said, "the night comes when no man can work"...sin (John 9:4) where "night" is the principalities and Powers of darkness, Romans 7:15-24; Ephesians 6:12. I know some of you "cannot stand it" since you are accustomed to being advocates for the "Accuser of brethren" (Revelation 12:10) ... but in the "GOOD NEWS" we follow your FATHER the JUDGE. We do not and will not condemn men even if "caught in the very act of adultery," or any other sin, John 8:3-12. We follow the ONE Jesus proclaimed to be greater than Himself, John 10:29. Like the JUDGE, we JUSTIFY ALL MEN, Psalms 109:31; Isaiah 45:24-25, 54:17; Romans 5:16-18. I know some of you hate God's thoughts. You are afraid to preach the gospel of justification! But His thoughts as JUDGE are better and greater than your thoughts to "condemning men" as a would-be "teacher", Isaiah 55:7-11. Speaking of "perdition" let us observe another way God has allowed devils hoping to harm us and Him to speed their doom and squeeze what could have been an "almost endless" stay of execution into a few thousand years of natural time. TODAY is the time of THE END and devils are at the very brink of the extermination they hoped to avoid. MAN IS SPIRITUAL TIME! One daughter and one son is one spiritual day which could have been 1,000 years on earth had it not been for sin. Adam and Methuselah lived almost one spiritual day, Genesis 5:3,25. We discussed how the deaths of men dramatically sped the doom clock to the very short moments devils have left. The BIRTH RATE is the opposite side of that coin. The sooner the Heavenly nursery is emptied of baby spirits to be planted in wombs on earth, the sooner devils stay of execution will end, Psalms 127:3. Devils' power to stimulate sex in men is not quite the asset they might think it is. It is also a detriment to their wish to continue to exist. It speeds their doom!
God created all the innumerable "Hosts" of baby spirits in our Family. Adam and Eve were the first two children from the nursery sent down to the earth- stage to experience a negative "exercise" with the forces of the Dragon, Ecclesiastes 1:13; Romans 8:18-22. Sexual reproduction was the means God chose to provide clay encasements (bodies) in which to plant our spirits (Holy seed) when our turn came to be sent down to earth, Ecclesiastes 12:7; John 3:13. God gave devils power over man's mind and central nervous system to stimulate the nerves and to project into our heads picture-scene movies) as daydreams and nightdreams,Ezekiel 8:3-12; II Corinthians 10:3-6. In the Ezekiel text the "temple symbolizes realistically man's body. The "image of jealousy" is any in-dwelling "image of the Beast" (demon). Pictures portrayed on the walls show devils power to give us "imaginations" as movies on our mental screens as "dreams". A sexual (image-in-nation) imagination combined with stimulation of sex nerves has caused sexual climaxes in both males and females, Ezekiel 29:6-7 (I trust that you know what "loins" refer to in the Bible, and Pharaoh, here, is really Satan). "Lust" is, therefore, a demonic activity whereby they bombard the mind with thoughts and scenes of sexual acts with real and imaginary people causing man to desire fulfillment of those scenes for pleasurable relief. The force and pressure of this activity is called "sex-drive". Homosexuality and other forms of sodomy with animals are also products of this demonic power. The 7th commandment was written to curb sexual misconduct in marriage. Devils thought erringly that they could take man to hell with them in the judgment using sex as a major weapon, Revelation 17:1-5. At the same time God took advantage of this type of attack by devils to speed the emptying of His nursery a lot faster than it would have been emptied otherwise. Births have resulted from teens experimenting, infidelity and adultery in marriage, wedlock, rapes and scientific studies in "clay" or "test-tube babies". God has taken advantage of sexual sins to speed time to THE END....or "furnace time" for devils meaning the lake of fire. Babylon in her poor "wisdom" thought she was damning man through fornication in Revelation 17 (but what are you going to do with John 5:30, 8:1-12 when the whole Host of judges above think like Jesus?). Devil's wisdom is folly. Mother Wisdom warned them many times throughout the scriptures not to dig a ditch for man or else they would fall into it, Psalms 37:14-15; Proverbs 30:10. And true to Her WORD, devils have sped their time of doom while unaware that "MAN IS TIME". Births have caused years of TIME to fly down with fantastic speed! Just think about the great number of known and unknown abortions taking place every day, and the increasing numbers of teenage mothers, and unwed mothers? Fornication is a weapon that has come to torment demons at this TIME! Their last moments are speeding down in wombs, and it is their fault! When God's nursery is empty, devils' stay of execution will be over.
When men PASS OVER, God shows them the kingdom of devils they cannot observe in the flesh, II Esdras 7:78,88-93. God teaches them all things as student "watchers" above Isaiah 54:13; Hebrews 12:22-24, Malachi 3:18. From above they see devils packed and stacked on the bodies of birds, fish, animals, and men in an effort to avoid falling back into the "pit", Luke 8:2,30. They are naked and exceedingly angry at God for their condition, Isaiah 47:1-4; Nahum 3:1,4-6, Revelation 13:5-6. When the newly reaped spirits of men "behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is," they are astounded!! They see very short (about six inches tall) hordes of naked little monsters clutching and clinging to men and to each other hoping not to slip and fall back into the pit, . Those who see them "shall narrowly look upon thee and consider thee saying: Is this the man (of sin) that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?" Isaiah 14:16-17. "All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished", Ezekiel 28:19. These are the kinds of reactions the spirits of men have who "return to discern" (Malachi 3:18) when they "behold the beast who was and is not and yet is" who refuses to serve God. These "watchers" observe that every time a man dies, only devils are left to accumulate and fall in the pit. The number of men found risen in Heaven on a daily basis is equal to the daily death toll of men on earth. It is very easy to see how and why they begin to wonder and inquire "Who's name among men of flesh is not written in the book of life?" (your Father's photographic mind). The answer comes equally fast ALL MEN (of flesh and blood) HAVE THEIR NAMES IN THE FATHER'S HEAD!... not our earthly names men gave us, but our true names as spirits which He gave us from the beginning! But the "men of sin" (demons) do not have their names "written" in God's mind! Therefore, "they are not" for eternity, yet "they are" are existence for the moment.
In addition to killing time, devils have caused time to fly down with great speed by manipulating man's mind and body using sex. TIME (men's spirits) in God's nursery has been sent to wombs on earth in all kinds of circumstances as God takes advantage of sin. Devils have no excuse. They have rushed their day of doom by the works of their own hands. Very shortly all devils "who are and were shall not be", Psalms 37:10; Isaiah 41:11-12. So, "Don't wait 'til the battle is over. Shout now! You know this is the END and you have the WIN"!
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