Leviathan: the Imitator of God
HEADLINE: "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God", 2 Thessalonians 2:4.
All through the history of man's quest to learn about God, Satan has been allowed to compete with God for influence and for man's allegiance and worship. This was the case when we consider Adam's confrontation with the devil. Two trees symbolizing two schools of thought were presented for the scrutiny of Adam and Eve. Since that time man's thought processes have been "created" alternately by the powers of darkness and less frequently by the angels of heaven. In the area of religion the competition was manifestly displayed in the scene with Pharaoh. He observed his magicians working their magic through the powers of darkness and Moses showing God's powers. Pharoah could not see the devils controlling his magicians, nor those on him; neither could he see God above instructing Moses in what to do and say. What an ACT on the earth-stage Heaven was beholding as God prepared to gain fame, glory, and recognition in man's world! But consider Pharoah's dilemma. In a time when men in general were raised to believe in multiple gods, what real choice did he have? As far as he knew, Moses was presenting him with the requests of a "new" god (albeit the only true God) whom he did not know. We know the rest of the story. During the times of the prophets, devils picked certain men and made them priests. Those men had dreams; they saw visions; and devils were allowed to work magic through some of them. Opposed to these were the prophets who incidentally were God's true Priests on earth even though the Levitical priesthood was functioning as a symbol only. From time to time God would allow a man like Elijah to do something dramatic to impress the people in an assertion of His authority. Elijah killed the false prophets and priests in a face-off and challenge. But consider the problem faced by the common people in those days. There were many more false prophets and idol gods before them from which to choose, and fewer men of God who were killed off as fast as they were found. Had YOU been in those days,which set of circumstances do you think would have influenced you? And what about the men who became false prophets? Could they be certain that the powers dealing with them were not God when they came to them as God? One must know God first in order to tell the difference, Matthew 11:25-27.
In the era of Jesus there was a functioning priesthood ensconced by LEVIATHAN, but neither the priests nor the people were aware of it. As far as the people were concerned, their priests were honorable and righteous men worthy of their respect. Everything was going smoothly until some guy called John the Baptist started stirring up things. Let us insert YOU in that scenario. Where do you suppose you would have stood? Next, a man named Jesus starts shocking everyone by doing miracles.... but he speaks against the teachings you and everyone else accept and believe. What do you do now? Today there are supposedly "sound doctrines" accepted by almost everyone. "Everyone" agrees that each man is responsible for his own actions and most agree that those dying "unsaved" are lost. NOW ... here comes another man out of nowhere challenging those notions as errors using the JUDGE'S VERDICTS and DECISIONS as rationale. And every bit of what he says ... "it is written". He even calls JUSTIFICATION OF ALL MANKIND barring none...."GOOD NEWS!"
We have presented a series of contrasts in "choices" men have been faced with in our world from the beginning. Always it is Satan vs God, LEVIATHAN against LEVI, and mankind is faced with the same type of choices as before ... fruits from the tree of knowledge of good and evil ... and fruits from the tree of life. Our decisions are influenced by the thoughts coming to us which we perceive as logic and reasoning. For man's thoughts come from two sources, Jeremiah 10:23. We can only agree with one source or the other, Ezekiel 20:32, Isaiah 28:14-15. What we will discuss now is the "crown of thorns" that each man on earth has. We will determine what it is and note its use in controlling man. This is the passion of man that Jesus illustrated by his own crucifixion. Each human being bears his own cross and wears a crown of devils on his head.
First. let us look at our headline text. Do I have to explain to you what "temple" refers to? It is our body of flesh, I Corinthians 6:19. The problem is that devils sit on it using the head as a "throne" from which they as kings of darkness control us. They convince us that they are God. This LEVIATHAN trickery is deception in its most insidious and hideous form. These bastards actually persuade us that we are receiving instructions from God ... when it is all devils! They even "speak in tongues" through some of us to mightily deceive us, Revelation 13:5-7.
Since human beings receive thought in-puts from two power-sources, Paul warned us we should "cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ", II Corinthians 10:5. And because the Holy Spirit counters demonic in-puts in those called to righteous works, we are also warned to "grieve not the holy spirit by which ye are sealed", Ephesians 4:30. Between the two forces a struggle for influence over a man's life occurs. This is the "battle of Armaggedon". And because men too often agree with the wrong spirit, it is written, "My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he is also flesh ... and that every (IMA-IN -NATION) imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually," Genesis 6:3,5. Since evil spirits dwell on man's body, those surrounding our heads and bombarding us with misleading thoughts and picture scenes form what the spirit calls a "crown of pride" which rules men. Isaiah 28:1,14. One cannot think right when 99% of his thought in-puts are from devils. Therefore it is written, "for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth", Habakkuk 1:4. Jesus came as a sign symbolizing the "cross" devils force all men to suffer. He wore a crown of thorns symbolizing the hurtful nature of demonic thought in-puts for man, where thorns represent the devils on our heads, II Samuel 23:6-7. These devils are authors of thought errors in every area of life. They cause evil remembrances for those bearing grudges and suffering episodes of anger and bitterness when they remember evil experiences in their past. Hatreds, prejudices, greed, lying, frauds, cheating, and dumb-thinking are all products of their works. Devils are very instrumental in those with low I.Q.'s. They confuse the mind with wrong picture-images to meanings of words, thought-concepts, and the intentions of those with whom we interact. Because of misunderstanding we suffer pain and cause pain to others in an effort to protect ourselves from some imaginary fear. Worry, anxiety, and psycho-somatic physical disorders are a result of demonic mental-warfare. The take-over of man's mind begins at birth. So we are conditioned from childhood to respond to the thoughts that come to our heads. Because some thoughts lead to unsocial and rash behavior, parents must fight to train their children to be "good" and "mannerable" to fit in and to thrive as acceptable members of society. Churches and religions exist in order to help men modify their behavior after what they perceive to be godly. The problem with churches is that LEVIATHAN took over them. The problem with men in general is that all of us carry a crown of thorns ... LEVIATHAN sits in the temple of our bodies showing himself that he is God. "And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power," Mark 9:1. "These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling [words], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage, . "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth [it] empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation, Matthew 12:43-48. And most men cannot see that devils are leading them. These things caused God to write Daniel 7:21-22, 8:8-14, and Revelation 13:4-7. These things also caused the JUDGE to write through Paul Romans 7:15-25. And Jesus was sent as our role-model "that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil who are taken captive by him at his will," II Timothy 2:26 ... if we really follow him step for step.
Because of man's "crown of pride" or "crown of thorns", man has been divided in brotherly love from man, from God, and from Heaven. Jesus said, "A Kingdom or a house divided against itself cannot stand", Matthew 12:25. Because of our "agreements with hell and covenants with death," our agreements with demonic thought in-puts ... angels (crowns of life, Isaiah 62:3) have been grieved with us and left us to the mercy of devils because we refused their instructions, Luke 13:6-9. And God has allowed them to cease from being our instructors so that there has been "a famine of hearing the word of God", Amos 8:11-12. At such times gross darkness covers the earth and its people, Isaiah 60:2. We can say that in another way, "demons blanket men and overpower the men they possess." In addition Euphrates waters have been dried" (Michael has been stopped from teaching, Revelation 16:12-16) so that devils were allowed to increase their control. Heaven has been silenced for half an hour so devils can regroup for their last battle, Revelation 8:1. NOW ... Michael has "stood-up" for man to break-up Satan's power to divide man from God and Heaven, Daniel 12:1. This means that a union of brotherhood between mankind on earth and the Heavenly Hosts is in the offing.
History of the division of our Family is learned from the inheritance pattern of the children of Israel. Some inherited on one side of the Jordan River, and a smaller portion inherited on the other side. Judea, where the temple was built, symbolized Heaven where God is, while Samaria represented earth where man is. In addition, where mankind is called "waters" this pattern can be seen in the geographical setting of the "former sea" (Galilee) and the "hinder sea" (Dead Sea) symbolizing Hosts of the spirits of men in heaven and mankind in the flesh on earth, Zechariah 14:7-9. In another analogy we can go back to Genesis 1:6-8 where God divided the waters from the waters meaning among other things that God draws the spirits of men up to Him. That is also the meaning of waters rising as vapors to form the "clouds of heaven", Hebrews 12:1, or the Hosts of angels. Division of the House of Israel and the House of Judah with separate kings depicts the circumstances of our Family. The King of kings reigns above as the "Temple" of Heaven, Revelation 21:22. On earth these principalities and powers of darkness have set themselves up as kings to reign over us and to control mankind. And as it was in Elijah's days anyone who attempts to serve God gets attacked by demonic "kings" in a variety of ways. Husbands divide against wives, jobs are lost, children become rebellious, and men turn against them because they believe the real truth and fight for it. AT THIS TIME the breach in our Family is being healed. As we stated before, Michael has "stood- up" on behalf of the Father's love and on our behalf as his captive brothers and sisters ... and healing changes are being made.
It is written in the prophecies that Ephraim symbolizing man on earth and Judah symbolizing the Hosts of Heaven (where the "Temple" is) shall become "ONE" Family in Ezekiel 37:15-24. And God has been doing that gradually as fast as men on earth die. But what the prophet did was sudden and dramatic. It is what we expect in the end, the sudden removal of all men from earth's surface to heaven. The two sticks Ezekiel used as symbols have other names. To the prophet Zechariah they were represented as "Beauty" meaning the righteousness and glory of the Heavenly Hosts and "Bands" meaning captured mankind on earth. In his prophecy the "division" was made because of sin and LEVIATHAN in the churches, Zechariah 11:4-17. Also in Zechariah's prophecy the adhesive or glue which joins the sticks in the Ezekiel text is given as a clue in Zechariah 11:12-13. Today we know this to be Jesus and his work. You are to notice that the JUDGE holds the "shepherds" of the church-world with CONTEMPT OF COURT because of their misuse of truth and their assumed office. And the preachers are unaware that LEVIATHAN is a "thorny crown of pride" around their heads continually imitating and "showing himself that he is god." The preachers themselves are captives. They promise men freedom when they cannot free themselves from their two big "sore thumbs" (1) a lying doctrine of death and condemnation of men which Jesus abolished, II Corinthians 3:7-11, and (2) a perverted and backward judgment doctrine which damns almost all humanity in hell-fire with Satan in the END, Isaiah 59:13-15. A third (3) characteristic of these "shepherds" employed by LEVIATHAN is that they are like Balaam. They teach the curse of eternal death on men for tithes and offerings. They exact a charge (tithes and offerings of mammon) for their "dung" or false gospel. We do like Jesus did and God expects in the "GOOD NEWS": "freely ye have received, freely give", Matthew 10:8. You follow your "crown", and I will follow God regarding (DE)MONey. If you follow Jesus, then collect ONLY as much cash as he did. Dollar bills have been blinders on preachers' eyes so that the true Holy Spirits would not deal with them, Luke 16:9-13. "By their fruits you shall know them," Matthew 6:15-20.
We have shown in this letter how "leviathan" got into the churches to cause fulfillment of Daniel 7:21-22 and Revelation 13:4-7. Using his powers over man's mind and central nervous system to impute thoughts, give dreams and visions, and create unctions or deep body "feelings", he became a crown of thorns" or a "crown of pride" competing with the Holy Spirit. He is the "strange fire" that the ministries of today offer to God. Three characteristics identify preachers who have eaten from the tree of knowledge of good (mixed with) evil: (1) their false gospel accuses and condemns men according to the dictates of LEVIATHAN, (2) their judgment doctrine damns most of mankind according to BABYLON's failed hopes, (3) they preach the curse of damnation against men for money like BALAAM did as "hirelings" of the Accuser of the brethren. Those wearing "crowns of thorns" cannot free themselves. But Michael has stood up for them and they too shall be set free, Isaiah 49:24-26; John 12:24.
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