Posted by Jeffrey K Radt ("JRed") | Posted in Aliens UFOs , America In Prophecy , Ancient Mythology , False Christs , Hollywood's Role , How Close Are We? , Nature And Environment , New World Order , Revelatory Revival , Truth From The Fringe | Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009
To reiterate, please let me just say in advance that I don't intentionally set out looking for 'conspiracies behind every bush' as they say, or try to make God's Word fit the world rather than the world fit the Word like it's supposed to when it comes to eschatological studies.
Often times I'll just be minding my own business when something will STAND OUT when I'm reading a news article or watching a TV program/film, and I can't help but feel compelled to look into it later for some reason. Then, when I do look into it, and it turns up some info that I think might be of interest to students of Bible prophecy that's when I decide to share what was found for all of you here to prayerfully consider.
Tonight, this is either a volcanic discovery or it's a volcanic coincidence. Is this another case of the news about real world incidents 'hinting' at what we students of end times Bible prophecy already know is coming as part of the world's destiny involving the coming of the Antichrist and his New World Order? Wait, 'hinting' probably a bad choice to use here. A better alternative is to say it 'confirms' what we already know is in this world's future one day.
Case in point, two prominent news headlines -- one about the violent side of God's creation, the other about a popular Hollywood film -- stood out and caught my eye with the words used especially since both appeared together side-by-side as well.
Since the beginning, many of us have speculated as to whether or not the LHC tests at CERN could in any way be connected to the prophecy in the Book of Revelation about the key to the Abyss, and if it could perhaps play a role in unlocking that Bottomless Pit.
Revelation 9:1 (KJV) And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
By the end of this entry, I think it will be clear that it's no longer mere speculation, but a distinct possibility (dare I say even likely?) rooted in some pretty amazing facts. Again, not a certainty although certainly plausible. Either way, these two headlines pointed me to the same places in my Bible tonight and I marvel at how that is even possible.
I hadn't been online at all today, and when I first signed on tonight I read the story (and saw images) about the Mayon Volcano erupting and forcing thousands to evacuate from the Philippines.
First things first, quick research revealed that 'Mayon' means 'the black god', which is fitting for these times, isn't it? In Ayyavazhi mythology, 'Mayon' is also a Tamil name for 'Vishnu' or 'Lord Narayana'.
Now we're getting somewhere! The appearance of Vishnu in this study is interesting and timely too. He is part of the Hindu Trinity consisting of 'Brahma' (the god of creation), 'Vishnu' (the preserver of the universe), and 'Shiva' (the god of destruction).
Why is mention of Vishnu timely? Because the CERN/LHC has a statue of 'Shiva' next to it. Again, as part of the Hindu Trinity, could we say that Shiva and Vishnu are parts of the same whole?
Regardless, it's interesting to note that Shiva (the god of destruction) has kindled the minds of the scientists associated with CERN/LHC so much so that a statue of 'Dancing Shiva' (with his 'Third Eye' opened) has been installed there in Geneva. Keep all of this in mind because we'll come back to it before this piece is through.
The other story that caught my eye for the reasons mentioned comes to us from Hollywood. Go figure. I read about the film 'Up In The Air' which is getting a ton of pre-Oscar buzz at the Golden Globe nominations earlier today.
That instantly made me think of the only two places where the phrase 'up in the air' is found in any translation of the Holy Bible. In the King James Version, 'up in the air' is translated as 'toward heaven' or 'up toward heaven'.
I was just struck by the fact that within these passages we also find an account of 'ashes' being 'sprinkled toward the heaven', which obviously strongly resonates with the news about the Mayon Volcano erupting! What are the odds?
Have a look:
Exodus 9:8 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
You'll recall that this is the part of the Bible that tells us all about the Ten Plagues that God brought upon the Pharaoh and Egypt using Moses as His servant to deliver the warnings until the Pharoah let the Israelite slaves go. The plagues were applied in a way to portray clearly the reality of Israel’s God, and by contrast the impotence of Egypt’s gods. Some commentators have associated several of the plagues with judgment on specific gods associated with the Nile, fertility, and natural phenomena.
The above Scripture tells of the Sixth Plague of Unhealable Boils. The Sixth Plague of Egypt was Shkhin. The Shkhin was a kind of skin disease, usually translated as 'boils'. God commanded Moses and Aaron to each take two handfuls of soot from a furnace, which Moses scattered skyward in Pharaoh's presence. The soot induced festering Shkhin eruptions on Egyptian people and livestock. The Egyptian sorcerers were afflicted alone, and were unable to heal themselves, much less the rest of Egypt.
Again, does anyone else find it amazing how all of this is interconnected? On the surface, these two stories are no big deal, right? But a casual thought to 'look closely' once I saw both headlines featured prominently and next to each other on a major website's World News page turns up some remarkable synergy. Perhaps these types of cases are Proverbs 25:2 in action.
With all the 'spiritual juxtaposition/spiritual convergence' we're seeing these days I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to sign on any day now to read about some kind of plague or virus sweeping the globe causing boils and such.
Of course, in order for that to happen, we would need to somehow fast forward to the 'Bowl/Vial Judgments' written of in the Book of Revelation, which I believe occur during the Great Tribulation (the final 3.5 years of Daniel's 70th Week of 7 years).
Boils are the 'First Bowl/Vial' as recorded in Revelation 16:1-2. These Bowl/Vial Judgments are yet future, and will be literally fulfilled as described, and this gives us the key to the literalness of the whole Book of Revelation. That these Bowl/Vial Judgments are not figurative is clear from the fact that 4 of the 7 have actually happened before. They are simply repetitions of the Plagues of Egypt.
The effect of the Plague of Boils upon the Egyptians was to harden their hearts, and a similar effect will be produced upon the followers of Antichrist by the Plagues that shall follow the pouring out of the 'Bowls/Vials', for we read in verse 9, that men will blaspheme God, and refuse to repent. From this we see that suffering alone does not lead to repentance.
Sorry, I'm getting a little off topic. God's Word has a way of getting me all fired up sometimes. That's a discussion that should be reserved for a separate entry. The main point here is how remarkable it is that there seems to be a 'hint' that maybe -- and I stress maybe -- the experiments at CERN with their LHC are somehow going to play a role in opening the Bottomless Pit
In addition, there are other intriguing passages for us to call to mind in this particular study on the phrase 'up in the air' being the major headline of the day at the same time that Mayon was in the news too. If we drop the 'up' and look at occurrences of the phrase 'in the air' in the Bible, then here's what we find that's definitely prophetically relevant:
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (KJV) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Clearly, this is the penultimate Rapture verse that everyone cites. I'd say that's prophetically relevant, wouldn't you?
I chose this next verse for another obvious reason that will become apparent.
Deuteronomy 4:17 (KJV) The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
That verse follows God's command to refrain from making any graven images and idols in Deuteronomy 4:16. I thought it appropriate to include that here as well given what we know about the coming 'image of the beast' (Revelation 13:15).
This next verse was chosen due to the clear promise it provides us when the flesh of the Tribulation Saints will most likely be crying for them to initially rely on themselves rather than on God.
Matthew 6:16 (KJV) Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (emphasis mine)
Why did I feel that was appropriate here? As Matthew Henry wrote: 'There is scarcely any sin against which our Lord Jesus more warns his disciples, than disquieting, distracting, distrustful cares about the things of this life. This often insnares the poor as much as the love of wealth does the rich. But there is a carefulness about temporal things which is a duty, though we must not carry these lawful cares too far. Take no thought for your life.'
Reminds me to trust my Lord and Savior for divine protection and deliverance from what's coming as we pray Luke 21:36 daily.
Another prophetically relevant verse with this phrase can be found in the Book of Job:
Job 28:21 (KJV) Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
The 'it' written of here is revealed to us in the previous verse (verse 20) as being 'wisdom' and 'the place of understanding'. It's also fascinating to look at the verse that procedes the one listed above (verse 22) since it mentions an infamous name that we find in the Book of Revelation:
Job 28:22 (KJV) Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
I know, it doesn't appear as if there's anything of interest there, right?
However, in some translations, 'Destruction' is replaced with none other than 'Abaddon', or the angel of the Abyss, the Bottomless Pit!
So, let's come full circle. Remember how we began this column by mentioning Vishnu and Shiva? Check out this connection to the above verses from Job. Here's an infamous quote by J. Robert Oppenheimer, or the 'Father of the Atomic Bomb':
"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' I suppose we all thought that one way or another."
It seems the present day tests by CERN/LHC is a human attempt to test the wisdom of these religious texts. Is there any doubt that things will only end badly for those who disregard the truth of God's Word, preferring to put their trust in themselves and other 'religious' texts instead?
Lastly, the concept of Vishnu as 'preserver' is one that needs to be looked a again here in closing. You'll either think you're reading about the current 'Alien/UFO Meme' or about Maitreya's unveiling to the world.
Occasionally, Hindus believe that the balance of power is upset in favor of evil, and then Vishnu is believed to -- get this -- descend to earth in a mortal form (his 'avatar') to save humankind or the world! That 'avatar' terminology is also very intriguing because Vishnu's often depicted as a dark blue or black man.
Wait, it gets better (or is it worse?). Ten such 'avatars' ('descents' or 'incarnations') are commonly recognized, of which 'Lord Rama' and 'Lord Krishna' are the most important. Nine descents are thought to have already occurred; the tenth and last is yet to come. After reading this, some might think that the 'Norway Spiral' was a sign that the tenth just happened (or that it's imminent). So, that correlates to what we just discovered about the word 'Mayon' being synonymous with 'the black god', doesn't it?
Yet, there's one other correlation that requires mentioning that takes care of his alternate representation as a 'dark blue man'. What just happens to be one of the most popular and talked about new films at the theaters today? James Cameron's 'Avatar' of course!
'Avatar' Movie Trailer
What are the odds of this kind of spiritual convergence?
In summary, this is how we ended up here:
> Two prominent World News headlines stood out to me tonight based not only on the words used, but also because they were two stories right next to one another and that made for an odd pairing to the trained eye.
> One story was about a volcano. The name of the volcano means 'the black god'.
> The other story caused me to search the Bible for every instance of a specific phrase. That phrase not only turned up in a passage that eerily discusses 'ashes' being thrown 'towards the heaven' (an apt way to describe the previous volcano story!), but it also appeared in some other prophetically relevant passages.
> One of those passages is often discussed in connection with CERN/LHC. Knowing that a statue of the Hindu god Shiva sits right next to the facility I found that symbolism compelling. When I did some research on Hindu theology and this particular god (and those associated with it) I was floored when the Holy Spirit led me to discover that one of those gods (Vishnu) is expected to descend from heaven one day to help fix, heal, restore the planet in an event/process called 'avatar'. Clearly, this grabbed my attention in light of everything else that was revealed in this study.
> As I dug a little deeper into this Hindu god known as Vishnu the Holy Spirit also led me to the fact that he is often depicted and described as a black or dark blue god. Amazingly, this not only correlates to the previous revelation about the name of the volcano that was in the news meaning 'the black god', but also to the #1 film at the Box Office right now -- 'Avatar' -- which also depicts 'Aliens' (those who would also 'descend from the heavens' if they ever came to planet Earth) who just happen to be blue in color too!
> That leaves us with some questions. Will CERN/LHC somehow play a key role in the fulfillment of God's prophecies for Daniel's 70th Week? Will the Hindu god Vishnu play a role in deceiving the masses (even the Elect) to fulfill end times prophecy as either a 'black' or 'blue' mortal who 'descends from heaven' in what's called an 'avatar'? Will the 'Alien/UFO' phenomenon be used in conjunction with the Hindu belief system to perpetuate this deception upon the world?
I don't know what it all means (if anything). All I can do is watch and report on what I'm personally seeing that I believe is somehow prophetically relevant. Whatever you believe about these observations, there's simply no denying that these connections are legit. I mean, how do we explain how it all just connects so seamlessly unless there's a greater spiritual purpose involved here? I admit that the 'purpose' could be nothing more than confirming to the 'seeker' like me (the Proverbs 25:2 type of person) that EVERYTHING remains in our Lord's complete control, and the fact that this type of spiritual convergence is growing in frequency and intensity is evidence that we're getting that much closer to Daniel's 70th Week.
Heavenly Father, please have mercy on me and forgive me if I am writing out of turn here, or if I'm contributing to some kind of heresy. You know my heart, and You know that I'm only trying to discover the truth in accordance with what You tell me in Proverbs 25:2.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if I'm 'right' or 'wrong' about all of this. I engage in these types of discussions and studies because I already know that God has intervened in my life -- on more than one occasion -- in very real and personal ways, defying all expectation and logic. Given that fact, and given the fact that I have an intense interest in end times Bible prophecy (so that I can demonstrate to people how time is short and they need to accept Jesus Christ today), I'm constantly fascinated by these sorts of unexplained connections.
The only thing that matters, however, is your current relationship with Jesus. Repent! Seek the Lord's face! Pray for the blood of Jesus Christ to wash over you and yours, and for it to protect you, and that you are counted worthy to escape the things to come because it's certainly coming, and it's coming fast!
Regardless of where you're coming from as you visit this site and read this please join me in saying one of the following prayers since one of them will most certainly apply:
"Father God, I know I need You because I am a sinner, but also know that I can never get to You on my own. There's nothing I can do on my own to make up for my sins; nothing I could do on my own to earn favor and forgiveness from You or to secure my place in Heaven when I die. The only thing I can do is to make a conscious decision that You sent Your one and only Son Jesus Christ, and that He came to this world for me. He took my sins upon Himself, was crucified in my place, died for me, and was resurrected so that I may live forever. I accept Him and His sacrifice, and desperately want to receive Your Son Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. When He conquered death for my sake He gave me access to You. Thank You for Your grace and Your mercy. Thank You for forgiving me and for sending the Holy Spirit to transform my life from this moment forward. I pray that You transform my life from this day forward and give me a heart and a mind that desires to not only get to know You, but to be with You as much as possible. Teach me how to live, and teach me how to share this message with others before it's too late for them. Please count me worthy to escape the things to come. Amen."
If you're already a saved Christian, but you haven't repented for your sins or sought the Lord for His mercy, forgiveness, salvation, or prayed that you are counted worthy to escape the things to come as we're instructed to, if you haven't done all these things in awhile, then please say the following prayer right now:
"Dear Lord, I pray that you will not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Please think of me according to Your mercy and for Your goodness' sake, O Lord. Lord I turn from all of those sins that I committed and I ask for Your help in washing the memory and thoughts of that sin completely from my mind. Please restore me to faithful obedience to Your Word, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit anew, so that I may keep Your commands all the days of my life. Lord Jesus, I invite you into my heart anew today, and I ask forgiveness for all of my sin. Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins and for forgiving me of them through your shed blood for me on the cross. Please take away all the sinful 'old things' in my heart that defile me, and replace them with the 'good things' that you desire to grow in to my life. Please wash away all the sinful crud and tendencies toward evil and replace them with a hunger and thirst for your righteousness. I need your help, Lord God, in living this new life in Christ. Please send your Holy Spirit afresh into my life to help me, heal me, lead me and transform me. I also pray that your shed blood washes over me, protects me, and that I am counted worthy to escape the things that are coming upon this world in the form of your righteous judgment. Lastly, I pray that you have mercy on this nation even though we deserve your fierce judgment for our blatant sins that are before you. Help us to see the error in our ways as individuals and as a nation, and lead us to repentance before it's too late for us. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
Now that we're back on the right track in this life let's all use what little precious time we have left drawing that much closer to God while sharing His life-saving message with as many people as we can before it's too late for us and too late for them.
Remember that if you're worth dying for, then maybe He's worth living for. Begin a new life in Jesus Christ today and commit to getting to know Him and serving Him daily.
Finally, there was one other prophetically relevant verse that uses a variation of the phrase 'in the air' that I failed to mention, and it comes to us from the Book of Jeremiah:
Jermiah 8:7 (KJV) Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Yep, that's an appropriate place to end I think.
Keep looking up. Come quickly Lord.
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