Understanding Dark Sentences in the Land of Shinar: The Twilight Zone of Linguistics and Mathematics

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.  Daniel 8:23

Identifying the Scriptural Context of the land of Shinar

The Land of Shinar is first referenced in Genesis 10:8-10, when Nimrod began to be a mighty one in the earth. “He was a mighty hunter before the LORD:  wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.  And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calned, in the land of Shinar”.

The next reference to the Land of Shinar is Genesis 11:1-9, which follows the listing of the sons of Noah and the period after the flood.  These verses are almost parenthetical in this chapter, as they stop the flow of the narrative of the generations of men, to give an insightful account of the judgment of the tower of Babel.  Verses 6-7 say, “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do:  and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech”.

In the late sixties and early seventies I attended the University of Washington during a period of time when student protests against the Vietnam War were prevalent.  One of the more highly read and discussed political commentators of that era was Noam Chomsky, the famed MIT linguist.  Fifty years later, Noam Chomsky is still given broad publicity of his views; for example, he was recently quoted as recommending that American voters should vote for Hillary Clinton as “the lesser of two evils”.

According to Kevin Devlin in his book, The Language of Mathematics:  Making the invisible visible (copyright 1998,2000-W. H. Freeman and Company), Noam Chomsky’s 102 page treatise in 1957, Syntactic Structures, transformed American linguistics from a branch of anthropology into a mathematical science (pg.88).  On page 91, Devlin notes that Chomsky used algebra to capture some of the patterns of language that we all share.  And in conclusion, on page 93 in chapter 2: Patterns of the Mind, Devlin notes that Galileo considered that “mathematics (is) the language of the universe“.

So here we find in modern American times, that the study of linguistics had been transformed after World War II, from a study of man into a mathematical study of grammar.  One of the foundational goals of  linguistics is to discover what the one universal language of mankind had been, prior to God’s confounding of speech in judgment against the prideful misuse of power in building the tower of Babel. As recorded in Genesis 11:4, these master builders had declared as their goal,  “go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven;  and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth”.

The third reference in the Bible to the Land of Shinar brings us to the book of Daniel 1:1-2, “In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim  king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.  And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God:  which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure-house of his god.”

These vessels are later mentioned in Daniel 5, when king Belshazzar “made a great feast to a thousand of his lords” and brought out “the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem”.  In Daniel 5:4, “they drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood and of stone”.  It was during this banquet that “the finger of a man’s hand” wrote on the wall, MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN. The interpretation given by Daniel was that “God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.  Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.  Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians“.  Note the use of numbering by God to set an execution date for his judgment against Babylon.  That very night, judgment fell.

The fourth reference in the Bible to the Land of Shinar occurs in Zechariah 5:5-11, where an ephah “that goeth forth” is described.  The description of this ephah given by the angel involves a talent of lead which is used as a lid, a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah, the epitome of wickedness, and two women with wings of a stork lifting up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.  In Zechariah 5:10-11, Zechariah asks the angel, “whither do these bear the ephah?” and the reply given is, “to build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base”.

Because of the mention of the talent of lead, which in the modern world is used to contain radioactive substances, some believe that Zechariah 5:5-11 is a description of a nuclear device.  It was on July 16, 1945 that the first nuclear weapon was tested on the Trinity site in the United States of America.   Many Bible scholars believe that America is the modern-day economic Babylon portrayed in the book of Revelation. Perhaps the United States has now become the land of Shinar, where an ephah of wickedness was set upon her own base.  On the day of the first nuclear test, one of the designers of that weapon declared,  I am Death, the destroyer of worlds. Death had been unleashed with the greatest power mankind has known.  This quotation is also the match mate of the words, I am angel Sheva, the destroyer of worlds, portrayed in Indian art as a woman.

Since the first nuclear bomb was exploded on American soil, linguistics and mathematics have emerged as partners in altering modern life drastically. And during the last twenty years or so, these two studies have merged to explore a new line of inquiry into the words of God, and into the original language of man. The mind patterns of man are being altered as well.   The goal in this case is to discover a book of codes hidden in the words of God in the Torah. Thus the scriptures are being rewritten by mathematical techniques to produce a new book which reflects the voice and cunningness of a strange god.   Referred to as the Bible Code, or the Torah Code, the general analytical method involves selecting a center point in the words of God, and through equidistant spacing in several directions, discovering modern-day historical events, or future prophetic events.  (Wikipedia has an article, which gives a general overview of this approach here.)

The “Christian”  Promoters of Jonathan Matthew Wright- The Code Searcher

Douglas Hagmann on his radio show, The Hagmann Report, has had as a guest speaker on four occasions,  the Bible Code “expert”  Jonathan Matthew Wright of The CodeSearcher.com.   It is interesting to note that other websites, such as Right Wing Watch, which hold views contrary to Christian thought,  often display better discernment of the false prophets of today, than do these self-appointed Christian Watchmen of the alternative media.  In this article called Five Moments From 2014 That Definitely Were A Sign of The End Times, author Brian Tashman on December 22, 2014 mocked the Rick Wiles TRUNEWS interview of Jonathan Matthew Wright, The Code Searcher, who had determined that Obama is the Antichrist.  A sound bite of the actual TRUNEWS interview is found in that article. 

Another writer who posts as the Progressive Secular Humanist on the Patheos blogsite, Michael Stone also commented on Jonathan Matthew Wright’s Obama analysis on October 16, 2014, in an article entitled, Bible Code ‘proves’ Obama is the Antichrist.  He discredits several features of Wright’s arguments in his interesting article.

While contemplating the twilight zone of linguistics and mathematics,  I came across an interesting book at the main Hattiesburg library here in Mississippi. It is called  The Bible Code:  A Journey to Judgment Day by Dan Harlap, printed by Equidistant Publishing in 2001.  (As a humorous aside, for  those of you who heard the sarcastic warning given by Doug Hagmann on his radio show around August fifth;  yes,  I live on the outskirts of Hattiesburg.  Doug Hagmann had advised some anonymous person,   “if you happen to be from Hattiesburg, for example, just turn this off and don’t listen because this is far above your intellect…”.) 

Well, as I can read at least on the first grade level with full comprehension, I offer the following quotations from the first chapter of Dan Harlap’s book.  His views are well written, and offer several insights into the mind of a person who was drawn to the Bible Code methodology as a personal study. One of Harlap’s paragraphs was long, and I  split it into smaller sections for easier reading. Also I have added bold lettering to phrases used by Harlap which I find interesting.   As a background, the author explains that he is able to imagine a 3 dimensional matrix, as he has studied economic price charts extensively.

Excerpts from The Bible Code:  A Journey to Judgment Day, Chapter One “The End of Days”, pages 9, 12,13,14,16,17  by Dan Harlap:

(page 9) “It so happened that a few days later I switched on the TV just at a time when someone was speaking about the Bible Code.  It sounded fascinating and, being a spiritually oriented person, these comments made a lot of sense to me.  Something told me that a lot of information had been encoded in the Torah for me to decipher.  Three weeks later I flew to Canada via Amsterdam, and as I walked into the airport’s bookstore, my eyes spotted Michael Drosnin’s book The Bible Code.  By the time the airplane landed in Montreal, I knew my life had changed.  In Europe again, I delved into the subject, and a mind-boggling experience began to unfold.”

“When I first read the book and saw two or three matrices, I immediately noticed that the Torah is a text which had been written in three dimensions.”

(pages 12-13) “Training my mind to see price charts in three dimensions made it possible for me to visualize the Torah as a three-dimensional text.  In this way I am able to understand the position of the matrices in the structure.  Later, while thinking about the Dead Sea Scrolls, it occurred to me that perhaps the Essenes concealed the scrolls in the shape of a cylinder on purpose, to convey a message…..  It is possible the Essenes knew about the Torah’s being encoded and wished to convey a secret message by shaping the tests as three-dimensional cylinders.

The message is that, as the Torah was written in a continuous spiral of letters, a plethora of information is stored in multi directional cross-sections.  Thereafter, I realized that the Torah was actually written as a three-dimensional cone, not a cylinder.  I pondered about the graphical curved shape of the stone tablets with which Moses is depicted descending from mountain Sinai.  These tablets are shaped as if they were a section of a three-dimensional cone.  The sides of the stone tablets were straight, in parallel, but the curved tops serve as an indication that the stones are a vertical cross-section cut out of a cone.  In a cone, as the vertical cross-sections become lower, their circumference becomes larger.

Researching the Code, the higher we go in skip sequences, the fewer the number of lines the Torah contains, and the longer they are.  This observation supports my theory that God created the (page 14) Torah as a continuous spiral of 304,805 letters in the shape of a three-dimensional cone.  It is significant that a complex text such as the five books of the Torah was originally written in Hebrew without vowels.  In the Hebrew language, alternating vowels assign different meanings to a word.  Furthermore, when text is written without vowels and without spaces, a phrase can have more than one meaning. An exquisite example can be found in Exodus 6:22.  This verse contains three names, Misha’el, and Elzafan and Sitri.  And…(shows Hebrew).  God made sure that when this line is written without spaces, the line reads, “and they will inquire into the code and its mysteries, (Hebrew shown).”

“The Torah is known to contain five books;  Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.  However, in reality, the Torah contains six books.  The sixth book exists of all the information that is encoded in the five books.” (author “proves” by showing matrix of the phrase “sixth book”.)

(page 16)  “The existence of the Code was already known hundreds of years ago.  Rabbi Moshe Cordevaro (1522-1570, known as “Ramak”) wrote in Pardes Rimonim: “The secrets of our holy Torah are revealed through knowledge of combinations, gematria (numerology), switching letters, first-and-last letters, shapes of letters, first and last verses, skipping of letters (dilug otiot, in Hebrew) and letter combinations.  These matters are powerful, hidden and enormous secrets.  Because of their hiddenness, we do not have the ability to fully comprehend them” (italics are mine).”

“The great teacher of the Ramban,…describes “73 ways to understand and interpret the letters of the Torah.”  Number 54   (page 17) is called “the way of skipping”.  As well, an example of encoding by equidistant letter sequences is explicitly mentioned in a commentary on the Torah written by Rabbi Backya in 1291 (chapter 1, verse 2).  Kabbalists taught us that God created the universe with the Hebrew alphabet.  According to Jewish mysticism, “The Torah has always been viewed by Jews as a map of all existence through space and time, standing outside and above it. The physical world is the Torah’s derivative, not the other way around.  And it is, in particular, the letters of the Torah that, in some mysterious way, are God’s agency for the world’s creation.” (Santinover, 1997)”.

One of the interesting things I noted in reading Dan Harlaps’ comments on the Dead Sea Scrolls being in cylinder form, is that years ago, as I was studying Magic Squares, I learned that the primary technique for solving these types of puzzles, is to imagine the square rolled as a cylinder.  In that configuration one can envision  the placement of the numbers upon the square, as a sort of diagonal spiral. Aside from being an interesting mathematical puzzle, these mathematical squares are used extensively in Magic, in the same manner as the Bible Code analysis uses the equidistant methods of Jewish Kabbalism.

A universal modern language is being laid down in current world history that represents the combining of linguistics and mathematical techniques for both determining the original language that once united mankind, and for overturning the pure words of God.  As mankind falls deeper and deeper into  transgressing against a Holy God, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

Surely, the creation of a sixth book of hidden codes from the Torah represents a book of dark sentences, which this Man of Sin will open up and interpret to the amazement of all.  As the vessels from the temple at Jerusalem were used to praise strange gods, so the Torah will be profanely used  to praise the hidden prophecies of Satan. Perhaps the land of Shinar is the twilight world of linguistics and mathematics.

 

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Douglas Hagmann on The Extreme Unction of Roger Braun: Chapter 20 of Stained By Blood: A Murder Investigation

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater:  for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:  he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  I John 5:9-11

On March 7, 2016 Tactical Publications released Stained By Blood: A Murder Investigation by Douglas J. Hagmann,  a fictional work based on a true life investigation of the murder of a family member of the author. hagmann stained by blood cover book

After a reader of the Tracking The Leopard Meroz blog sent me a gift of the Kindle copy of this novel, I read the entire book and then posted a review on Amazon.com on April 23, 2016.  I titled this review as a summary comment, saying,  A talent for story telling, which would be better displayed by telling the truth rather than giving us the fictional spin. And as I was in a charitable mindset at that time, I gave this book 3 stars; however, I am not thereby recommending that you waste your money on this book. (If you click on the screen shot below, an enlarged version of my book review is shown.)

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There are currently 70 customer reviews on Amazon.com for the book Stained By Blood; 96% gave 4-5 stars, and 4% gave 1-3 stars, with an overall average of 4.8 out of a possible 5 stars.  With so many gold stars for an unremarkable work of writing, it is interesting that used paperback copies can already be purchased from Amazon, meaning that someone did not think this book was worth reading a second time, or worth passing it onto a friend.

The Amazon bio of the author begins, “Douglas J. Hagmann has been a licensed investigator in the private sector for the last 30 years.  As a private detective, Hagmann has worked well over 5,000 cases and is recognized as a surveillance specialist.  He has worked as an informational asset for various federal and state law enforcement agencies.  Doug Hagmann now hosts a popular radio and video talk show each weeknight…”.  The main character of this novel, Marc Stiles, is also an investigator who presumably represents Hagmann, and is portrayed as a somewhat cynical, gun-toting, rough around the edges man, who is in love with his new girlfriend.

The force of stability in this novel is Gina, who works alongside Marc Stiles.  She is central to the thesis of Chapter 20, The Extreme Unction of Roger Braun, as Gina represents the witnessing Christian, who is prepared to speak to anyone at a moment’s notice about Jesus.  Marc Stiles, as the hardened skeptic, is primarily interested in what Roger Braun knows about the murder of his uncle, and his membership in a secret organization which served as a cover for criminal acts of murder, and the sacrifice of children upon the altar of the devil.

Roger says, “Somehow, Marc, you managed to strike at the center of this group of powerful men.  You are making a lot of people nervous, and your life is about to become worthless if you don’t stop asking questions.  These people would rather kill you than look at you.”  Marc Stiles responds with scoffing, “Yeah, well just who are these “boogeymen” of which you speak”.  This sarcastic question prompts Roger Braun to reprove Marc, saying, “Sonny, you’ve got a lot to learn, and I’d lose that attitude of yours if I was you.  In fact, it could be the death of you.”

The primary reason for this conversation between Roger Braun, who lies dying in a hospital bed, and Marc Stiles and Gina, centers around the murder inquiry of Marc’s uncle. But Roger also expands this inquiry by providing a confession of his own personal criminal acts.  This includes the shooting of his girlfriend in the 1950’s, his imprisonment, sex with both men and women, several rapes including young boys and girls, and his assertion that he was able to escape the consequences of these crimes because he is a “member of a secret organization that involved very powerful and high-profile people in Lakewood and at higher levels of all organizations.”

According to Roger Braun,  Marc’s uncle had “discovered a child sex ring operating in Lakewood”. Marc protests this revelation but Gina interrupts saying, “Marc, be quiet for once and listen”, adding, “Marc, put down your pride for a minute and understand one thing.  What you don’t know can and most likely will kill you.  It does not matter whether you believe me or not.  Your belief, or lack of it, makes no difference, not to me, and certainly not to these people, not to anyone, except that it shows just how ignorant you truly are…”.   Gina is expressing one of Doug Hagmann’s favorite radio broadcast quotes, which makes the fictional character Gina interesting as she is the voice of conscience of Marc, reproving his prideful sarcastic speaking, and his inability to be quiet and listen to others. This role of Gina is often played in real life by Doug Hagmann’s son, Joe, who is always forced into that awkward role of having to temper his father’s cocky and out of control rants.

Roger tells Marc that his uncle had obtained photos of high level officials sodomizing young boys, and in one case a child sacrifice to the devil. Then Roger hands 3 photos from the insole of his left shoe to Marc, and as his breathing becomes more labored, he confesses to Gina, “I did a lot of bad things in my life.  I am truly sorry for everything I did, everyone I hurt, and killed.  I don’t want to go to hell.”  So Gina holds his hand and asks Roger, “Do you know Jesus?’  Roger replies, “I know the devil.  But Jesus?  I don’t know.  What does Jesus have to do with anything?”

At this point, the reader should reflect on the title of this chapter, The Extreme Unction of Roger Braun.  Extreme Unction is a Roman Catholic rite, which some refer to as the Last Rites, which are ministered by a priest when it is feared that a person is very close to death. Sometimes this rite is referred to as a sacrament of the anointing of the sick, because some do recover their health.  As a general overview, here is an article posted on catholicism.about.com which reviews this doctrine on What Are Last Rites.

Doug Hagmann has mentioned on more than one occasion, that years ago he had briefly had seminary training in connection with Roman Catholicism.  The title of this chapter would seem to confirm that his theology is still shaped by that training.  But the curious thing in Chapter 20 is that while the title is distinctly Roman Catholic, the narrative of Gina’s witness to Roger Braun, displays a Baptist’s compact approach to one-on-one witnessing with a total stranger.

So here we have in a fictional novel based on fact, one chapter which has been devoted to the question of the reality of death-bed conversions through faith in Jesus Christ. We need to ask if the theology presented in Chapter 20 is just another fiction based on fact.

When it comes to Christian conversion which is sealed by the Holy Spirit, there are two truthful witnesses which provide evidence which cannot be contradicted.  The first witness is of course the person who professes to believe in Jesus Christ.  The second testimony is that of God himself.  The standard I have chosen to use in reviewing the conversion of Roger Braun, has three components found in I John 5. These are  the witness of man, the witness of God, and the witness of prayer being heard by God.

The Witness of Man

At the start of this post, I quoted Roger Braun’s confession of his most overt sins and their criminal nature to Gina and Marc.  After this he turns to Gina as a sort of representative of the priesthood, and proclaims that he is sorry, and does not want to go to hell.  And then in answer to a question of whether or not he knows Jesus, he says he knows the devil and asks what Jesus has to do with anything. The first problem is that his remorse is expressed in exactly the same way that condemned criminals who are insincere express themselves to the families of the victims they have murdered and sodomized. Remorse never shows up with such persons until they are either caught or realize that they themselves face imminent death.

“Gina explained to Roger that the way to avoid hell is to profess Jesus as his Lord and Savior. She spent a few minutes explaining that Jesus died for our sins, and we could be forgiven if we profess our belief and submit ourselves to Him.  She had Roger say the sinner’s prayer with her, and left a small New Testament in his hand.”

The motive here that is emphasized by both Roger and by Gina involves avoiding hell, rather than facing the truth of the Godhead who created us, in the first place.  Words that are missing all involve the vast gap between the sinner and the holiness of God. There is a reason why wrath is poured out on the sinner, whose very nature is fallen, and whose deeds, and intents of heart all fall short of the glory of God.  This sin nature even is fully active in those who follow after righteousness through works, and have all the appearance of goodness.

The Apostle Paul plumbs the depth of this and then asks, “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is the word of faith, which we preach:  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved..” (Romans 10:8-10,13)

We are not told what Gina actually said to Roger, but she uses the phrase “Jesus died for our sins” without elaborating on the entire work on the cross plus the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus which proved that this was a work of God accomplished.

Below are three examples of what is often called “The Sinner’s Prayer”.  If you are a Bible believer and reader you will notice immediately that there are distinct differences which are snares to the unwary person who is persuaded to read and depend on such model prayers, prior to examining the gospel through the Scriptures.  The first example is the model seen frequently in Baptist circles, the second is a Catholic-type of Sinner’s Prayer, and the third represents an irreverent prayer which might possibly get one into a deeper hell.

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Has the gospel of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ been proclaimed in the second and third examples of these “Sinner’s Prayer”? Is someone here ashamed of the gospel?  Paul said in Romans 1:17-18, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:  for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:  as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;”.

While some hold up the image of Jesus Christ on the cross as dying for sinners; there were actually three men crucified on that day and in that place. Only one is able to save and deliver men from their sin.    Luke 23:32-33 says, “And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.  Further in verse 39, “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other one answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss.”

Now recall that the murderer and rapist and fornicator Roger Braun who reproves Marc Stiles for his cocky attitude, confesses in one brief sentence that he is sorry and does not want to go to hell.  The phrasing of this remorse is one which generally would be regarded by the crime victims and their families as to be highly insulting and unconvincing.  The additional shedding of tears by the offender could very well be self serving, rather than an act of humility.  Shortly after Gina’s Christian witness to Roger Braun, he died. Marc and Gina then walk back to the elevators in silence, until Marc asks, “What you did back there, Gina.  The talk of Jesus.  Do your(sp) really think there’s a chance for a guy like that?”

John 3:19-21 states a very deep truth about the heart of mankind, saying, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

I John 5:10 says, “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:  he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son”.  Thus when a person has genuine faith in Jesus Christ, he knows, -for the witness of God is in himself.  Luke 11:33-36 provides this insight:  “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.  The light of the body is the eye:  therefore when thine eye is single; thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, they body also is full of darkness.  If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.”

There is a witness in the true believer of Jesus Christ which can be observed, especially through the eyes, as well as words and deeds.

The Witness of God

There is a witness of God in the genuine believer of God, which reveals itself when  the Christian is persecuted and “brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake”.  Jesus said, “it will turn to you for a testimony”. (Luke 21:12-13).  Jesus Christ promised in verse 15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist”. This type of witness from the indwelling Holy Spirit of the believer also shows in many daily conversations, as well.

While Satan and his ministers can for a time manifest as angels of light, the witness of God within the believer fills him with light and also grants the ability to speak with a great wisdom as may be required to confound the adversary of God. Even when viewing a so-called death-bed conversion, the witness inside a man, whether it be light or darkness ought to be evident.  Can a man on his deathbed who has lived a long life of criminal acts which included murder and sodomizing children, who kept his deeds hidden for years, never once showing mercy and compassion for his victims, suddenly come to saving faith when he realizes that his end is imminent?  It is doubtful, although not impossible. Douglas Hagmann leaves us in doubt about the death-bed conversion of Roger Braun, as he fails to document the witness of God which would have revealed itself in the words and eyes of this dying man.

Prayer which is heard by God

The thief on the cross spoke of the fear of God, being in condemnation and receiving the due reward of his deeds, and as recorded in Luke 23:42-43, finally beseeching the Son of God, saying,  “… Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” By this hearing of the prayer of the thief, Jesus has confirmed that his words were in the will of God, and that indeed, the thief would enter into paradise rather than hell.

We have no idea in the narration of The Extreme Unction of Roger Braun, what form of the so-called Sinner’s Prayer the dying man said, but it is interesting that the thief on the cross displayed all the elements of a real “death-bed” conversion, even praying face to face with Jesus, who as our Lord and Savior,  was about to take upon himself God’s wrath poured out upon all of the sins of humanity in judgment.  Truly the prayer of the thief displays the promise in  I John 5:14-15, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him”. But can we presume that Roger Braun’s reading of some unknown version of a Sinner’s Prayer was heard on high?

In this one theological chapter of Stained By Blood:  A Murder Investigation, the author Doug Hagmann sets up the main character Marc,  which represents himself, to be reproved by both Gina, and the evil man on his death-bed, Roger Braun. And what do they consider his major flaws? He has an attitude, a cockiness which could be the death of him, not knowing when to quit talking and to be quiet, a failure to see the big picture.

I would like to add another observation which Doug Hagmann might want to ponder quietly before launching into an angry tirade against bloggers who quote his words. The concept of including a chapter which discussed the matter of saving faith in Jesus Christ is an interesting one.  But the waters are muddied by identifying this death-bed scenario with the Roman Catholic traditions of the fathers, which overturn the words of God.  The patterning of Gina to appear as a Baptist model of one-on-one witness is the antithesis to the first portrait of her as a confessional priest ministering to a dying man.  The Synthesis is Confusion as to what the gospel of Jesus Christ, the power of God unto salvation to those that believe, really is.  There is Confusion in the details as to what might have really been spoken in this fictional scenario.  There is Confusion when  the truth of the Scriptures is placed within the framework of  fiction, and  falsehood.  No matter how much one asserts that this fiction is  based on fact, the bottom line is that even the facts become highly distorted.  What the reader gets when they open this book is nothing more than another example of a  Male Romance novel.

I stated two primary things in my Amazon.com book review of this work.  First,  the author has a talent for story telling, which would be better displayed by telling the truth than giving us the fictional spin.  Second, Douglas Hagmann does have a personal real life story himself which is interesting in and of itself, but one which he has been afraid to closely examine.

Actual death-bed conversions are rare, although not an impossibility. While there still remains time, it is of utmost importance not to presume that one can have genuine heart repentance in the final minutes of life.  Those who think they are presenting the gospel should ensure that they are presenting the truth of the Scriptures to their readers,  and should never give out a false hope to those who have repeatedly rejected the influence of the Holy Spirit upon their heart and mind and conscience.

Hell is real and not a fiction.

 

 

Douglas Hagmann and Judi McLeod of Canada Free Press: Still Sledding Downhill on Rosebud

Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.  Behold ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.
Isaiah 41:23-24

A couple of days ago I was perusing the most recent shows done by the Hagmann Report, and noted that the July 13, 2016 broadcast, had been entitled DHS Insider Information Revisited On the Hagmann Report.  I listened to the first hour in which Doug brought up the name of Rosebud, the DHS Insider; a name which both he and Canada Free Press had heavily pushed to the forefront four years ago, during an election year. One scenario which had been promoted back then, was that Obama would institute martial law under a crisis,  thereby setting aside  American Presidential elections.

Rosebud, Yellow Journalism’s Insider Joke

Doug Hagmann in this most recent broadcast suggested that if the audience knew how the nickname Rosebud came about, we would all laugh.  Of course he does not give us this elementary back story, as we are not to be insiders to this little joke.  And so we fall back on our human capacity for word association, and most likely  we will be accused of having a wild imagination, should we dare to venture the wrong answer, but most especially, if we select the right interpretation of this image.rosebud (2)

So here we are in 2016, another election year with Obama serving his last term, awaiting the illusive choice of monied interests as to whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next  President of the United States of America.

So here is a real curiosity I discovered. On November 24, 2015 INFOWARS posted a 3.27 minute video of none other than Donald Trump in a piece called, Trump on Citizen Kane:  The Significance of Rosebud.   If you are down in the dumps about the upcoming election, view this video, and enter into the real twilight zone of the American ruling class, and experience relief that they do not sit as God on the  throne of mercy.

When I was in high school around 1967, my English class studied the making of classic movies, which included Citizen Kane, where the word Rosebud entered into the stream of consciousness of the American public. The main character is  based somewhat loosely on the Hearst newspaper empire, which was the father of yellow journalism and 24/7 news and entertainment reporting. The last word of the dying Kane in this movie was Rosebud, which was his childhood sled. This image represented the innocent happiness he once had known, which had been replaced by his ever increasing desire for fortune and power, a strong citadel which he constructed only to exclude that real happiness which can never be purchased for money. An interesting review of this movie can be found at the guardian.com in an April 25, 2015 piece by Peter Bradshaw titled, Citizen Kane and the meaning of Rosebud.

In a February 6, 2013 YouTube video we find a short mention of Rosebud, the DHS Insider given by Joel Skousen in an interview with Jeff Rense on December 26, 2012.    This is noted as “Joel gives his opinion of the DHS Insider “Rosebud” that feeds information to “alternative news” journalist Doug Hagmann”. Skousen’s opinion, by the way, is that Hagmann has presented the public with a fake insider. The comment section of this video displays the usual finger pointing accusations that Joel Skousen is the one who is a disinformation shill, whereas others in the Alternative Media are the real deal, and vice versa. This is Yellow Journalism at its best, shaping history and public opinion by dialectical reasoning.  Some of us still long for genuine leadership which relies on genuine evidence and those principles which are foundational to truth.

As Citizen Kane was based on the story of William Hearst, the father of Yellow Journalism, it is interesting to note that the keynote historical war which Hearst turned public opinion on, was also manipulated by another man, Joseph Pulitzer.  Together they became master builders of WAR, as children who construct with wooden blocks, – at that time, printer’s letter blocks.  Hearst and Pulitzer are both discussed in this spanamwar.com article on the Spanish American War Centennial’s page on the life of William Randolph Hearst.

Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis of WAR

Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis of WAR

The Complicity of Judi McLeod, Editor of Canada Free Press in promoting the DHS Insider

So here is what is interesting in the most recent promotion of Rosebud, the DHS Insider by Doug Hagmann.  In the July 13th, Hagmann Report video linked to above, Hagmann quotes from, and promotes the reading of an article dated July 13, 2016 written by Judi McLeod the editor of Canada Free Press called Obama will only impose martial law if it looks like Trump will win. Rosebud, Trump, Election Year, Martial Law?  One seldom considers the Canadian influence upon the American Alternative Media propagandists, but the partnership of Judi McLeod with Doug Hagmann in “discovering” and promoting the DHS Insider Rosebud, not to mention W The Intelligence Insider, should not be overlooked.

I recommend going to the Canada Free Press website, and entering Rosebud into their search box. This will bring up various past articles written primarily by Doug Hagmann publishing his DHS Insider’s opinions and warnings, most of which history proved were wrong. On December 28, 2013, the EU Times sought to reassure us that finally we were freed from Rosebud‘s hidden knowledge once and for all, when they reposted a Doug Hagmann article under the banner, DHS Insider gives final warning.

In addition to writing articles for Canada Free Press, as a Senior contributing writer, Douglas Hagmann used to make use of his old website which had the identical name, department of homeland security, as that of the DHS government agency.  But in fact, Hagmann had created his website before the creation of the government agency, in case you are wondering which came first, the chicken or the egg in this particular situation. Hagmann was also known under the North East Intelligence Network banner as well.    At KenWelch.com, there still remains an article written on September 11, 2006, called BUSTED: Doug Hagmann and Northeast Intelligence NetworkAnd of course forums which repost insider disinfo are always interesting if you want to document the trail of Doug Hagmann.  For example, in February 2013, ten months before the supposed finality of Rosebud’s revelations,  the forum Whenshtf.com published a thread called, DHS Insider Rosebud:  Back With Shocking New Revelations.

Alex Jones, King of the Snowy Mountain of Yellow Journalism

But why not give Alex Jones’ INFOWARS forum the last word?  After all, he did post that interesting video on Trump discussing Rosebud. And on June 20, 2013, the topic in his forum was Hagmann’s DHS Insider:  MARTIAL LAW IN TWO WEEKS (Updated). Do any of you remember when that happened? 

Rosebud and his promoters have reappeared once again this month, in regard to Trump, the upcoming election, race wars, and martial law.  It is always prudent to be prepared for any critical event, but after having the pantry stocked full and the guns loaded, why not sit back in your wicker rocking chair on the front porch, and just enjoy the warm summer evening.

Prophetic failures are a dime a dozen in the Alternative Media, so do not be surprised in this twilight zone if you see Doug Hagmann and Judi McLeod sledding downhill on Rosebud, whizzing through yet another story line, kicking up snow and blurring the lines between sanity and insanity once again. But take notice that the backdrop behind all these predictions  is the standing challenge of Isaiah 41:23-24, quoted in the heading of this post; a challenge made by the LORD God to those gods of predictive programming.

 

 

The Two Sided Oath of Revealing and Concealing Secrets

Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.  And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.  Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth:  for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.  I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name:  and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof. Zechariah 5:1-4zechariah 5 flying scroll

When one enters into the employ of the U. S. government, various oaths are required, depending on the nature of the position held.  Underlying such employment are also laws designed to protect the integrity of the lawful records and documentation of  communications of government operations.  For example, the following screenshot is taken from the United States Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, on Public Officers and Employees, Section 1924, on Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material. This code was used as a basis for investigating General Petraeus for mishandling classified documents.hillary clinton emails law (2)

(In the paragraphs below, I have added bold print to highlight certain points noted in the articles written by others, which I find interesting.)

On February 24, 2016, The Washington Post published an article by Michelle Lee He Lee, called Why the Clinton email scandal and Petraeus leak are not really alike, giving various facts which display the differences between the two cases.  This well written article remarks in its introduction, “Petraeus, a respected four-star general who many believed would run for President one day, resigned as CIA Director in 2012 amid a criminal investigation.  He faced potential felony charges and imprisonment, after the FBI discovered he had provided classified information to Broadwell, and lied to the FBI about it, enraging agents”.

Paula Broadwell was at that time, Petraeus’ mistress and biographer. An update to this article gives this added twist to the story, saying, “Broadwell had bad-mouthed socialite Jill Kelly in anonymous e-mails to military officials, which prompted the FBI’s investigation.”

Michelle Lee continues, “In his plea agreement, Petraeus admitted to mishandling classified information that was contained in personal notebooks. Petraeus told Broadwell that his notebooks contained “highly classified” information, yet gave them to her. The information didn’t appear in the biography. Petraeus lied to the FBI during the investigation..”.  In the end, The Justice Department accepted a plea agreement, and Michelle Lee notes that the statement of facts accompanying this agreement, had stated that “Petraeus’s actions, including lying to the FBI,  ‘were in all respects knowing and deliberate, and were not committed by mistake, accident or another innocent reason’.”

With regard to the Clinton emails, the Washington Post article notes that there was “a dispute over whether some of the information sent through Clinton’s private email server was classified when it was designed to handle unclassified communications….A federal judge in a public records case against the State Department over Clinton emails has ruled that State Department officials and top Clinton aides should be deposed about whether they knowingly thwarted federal open records laws through Clinton’s private email arrangement.  The emails were not  marked “classified” at the time they were sent.  But officials found “top secret” information in her emails because of a process called “retroactive classification”.  That means if there is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information sent on an unclassified system, the State Department can retroactively deem it classified instead of making it public.”

Finally, author Michelle Lee observes, “Clinton signed a Classified Information NonDisclosure Agreement, in which she pledged to safeguard classified information whether marked or unmarked classified.  But interestingly, Clinton also had authority under an executive order to classify or declassify information at the “top secret” level. (Petraeus had the same classification authority as CIA director.)”

Subsequent to the above observations made by the Washington Post, on July 6, 2016 ABC News published an internet article called Clinton Emails:  DOJ Will Not File Charges Against Former Secretary of State, written by Pierre Thomas and Margaret Chadbourn, saying, “The Justice Department will not file any charges against Hillary Clinton or anyone ‘within the scope of the investigation’ into her use of personal email while Secretary of State.  On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey called Clinton ‘extremely careless” in her use of private email to conduct State Department business, but recommended to not file charges against Clinton.”

So here we have a rather curious system of authorizations involving the classification of information. Government employees may be required to sign a Classified Information Non Disclosure Agreement. But there are certain overriding authorities given, which may be granted by Executive Orders, which allow a government official to declassify top secret information to a lesser classification; or conversely, retroactively reclassify unclassified information to a higher designation in order to prevent making public information which had been requested by a FOIA request.

As Zechariah 5:1-4 observes, a flying roll is envisioned,  as a curse going over the face of the whole earth. For purposes of analogy, let us envision this scroll as being a two-sided written document which is flying through our beloved cyberspace. The LORD of hosts, declares that this curse shall enter into the house of the thief and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name.  Oaths of government are usually made in the name of God,  for reasons described in Hebrews 6:16, For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. And while many do not believe in the LORD, or Jehovah as such, we must remember that this particular name in the form of the Tetragrammaton, is the foundation for the Sephiroth and the Tarot.  This would represent swearing falsely by my name, as revealed in the Old Testament. (This concept is briefly explained in my Introduction “In The Name of God” to my blog, Mouni Sadhu Unmasked which is a book review of Mouni Sadhu’s tarot book)

In our analogy, we find the house of him that sweareth falsely, whereby the definition of perjury is made of none effect.  This is done via a system which can (one) reclassify documents, not merely for the sake of correcting classification errors, but also to release top secret information to those who do not hold that level of permission, and (two) retroactively reclassify documents to prevent the public from reading what had been unclassified information prior to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request being filed.

As an aside on the subject of oaths, the Hebrew word “shaba” or seven is translated as “to adjure or take an oath”Therefore “to seven oneself” would be to make a declaration seven times, which emphasizes the importance of the oath. This matter of confirming a vow by an oath is seen in Hebrews 6:17-18a, Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:  that by two immutable things in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation…

God has ordained Government for purposes of the lawful use of power over a nation.  Psalm 50, which was written by Asaph, speaks of Zion as the perfection of beauty, but ends with a warning in verse 16, saying But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?  Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind me.  When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.  Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

So here we also have the house of the thief, wherein specified government documents which are top secret are stolen and illegally given to someone without the proper clearance; and vice versa, documents which are permitted to be read by the public are stolen by reclassifying them as secret.  This presents an interesting scenario when considering the case of Hillary Clinton who set up a private email server which involved transferring government documents outside of secure authorized government mechanisms. The other scenario of interest involved the methods used to steal government documents which were later revealed  by WikiLeaks.

I have been casually going over some of the WikiLeak documents of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and finding some interesting curiosities. WikiLeaks, whose slogan is, We open governments, has been written up by Wikipedia, in case you need a quick review of their history.  Also recently they created an archive of Hillary Clinton’s Emails. On the opening page of this archive, WikiLeaks says, “On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for 30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hilary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State.  The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014.  7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton.  The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request.  The final PDFs were made available on February 29, 2016.”

So I  entered the word WikiLeaks into the search box of the WikiLeaks archive of Hillary Clinton’s emailsWithin some of these emails, whether revealing or concealing secrets, is that curse going throughout all the earth of the two sides of a flying roll; one side representing the house of the thief, and the other side, the house of the false swearer.   Proverbs 29:24 declares, Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul:  he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.  The Hebrew word for cursing in this verse holds a peculiar irony, for the Strong’s Concordance word #423 is spelled alah. Now there is something to ponder.

I am linking two emails involving WikiLeaks.  The first is the Hillary Clinton email denoted #1054 which discusses The Right Response to WikiLeaks, dated November 30, 2010, stating,  “Many of the State Department documents released so far by WikiLeaks are embarrassing to their authors or subjects, but otherwise harmless.  Some might even be helpful:  ….. Still, there is little doubt that the release of the cables will damage the State Department and its diplomacy.  Sensitive reactions with countries such as Yemen, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia might be impaired; foreign leaders everywhere may consider carefully, at least for awhile, before speaking frankly to U. S. diplomats.”

“Some in Washington are calling on the Obama administration to respond to the leak with drastic measures, such as a cyberattack on the WikiLeaks Internet site or the prosecution of its Australian-born leader, Julian Assange.  That would be an overreaction.  There is apparently no top-secret material in the WikiLeaks documents;  the U. S. cyberwar capacity should not be deployed for less-than-critical interests.  Mr. Assangels(sp) arrest and prosecution would turn a man now widely perceived as a self-promoting sex crimes suspect into an international martyr.”

“There is a much more immediate and sensible task for Congress and the administration – starting with the Defense Department.  That is to thoroughly plumb how a 22-year-old Army private at a remote Iraqi base could have gotten access to 250,000 State Department cables, as well as tens of thousands more military reports from Iraq and Afghanistan, and how he could have downloaded them onto CDs without being detected.  The chief suspect in the deliveries to WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, was a disconsolate man who had been reprimanded for assaulting an officer and believed he might be discharged for his misconduct.  Why was he allowed to retain access to classified information?  How could he have stolen such a large amount of material without triggering any alarms?

In response to the questions posed above in Hillary Clinton Email # 1054, may I suggest that an insider with a private email server could be positioned to be a middle man in such revealing and concealing of secrets?  I am not saying that Hillary Clinton was the middle person, but certainly she displays a method by which this scenario might play out.

In another email, shown here, https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/7226, dated November 28, 2010, Bloomberg is quoted:  “The Pentagon said yesterday it will take action to prevent future reoccurrences, such as monitoring user behavior in a way similar to steps taken by credit-card companies to detect fraud.  The military will also conduct security oversight inspections at forward bases and remove the ability of classified computers to download information onto removable disks.”

Quoting Politico in this email, we read, “The Pentagon on Sunday announced new approaches for how it would safeguard information in the wake of the leak of documents from Wiki-Leaks, amid allegations that the Obama administration went too far in improving information-sharing across the government.

Further down in this email, we read, “Associated Press:  The online website WikiLeaks on Sunday blamed the temporary outage of its site on a denial-of-service attack by unknown hackers trying to prevent its release of hundreds of thousands of classified U. S. State Department documents…James Lewis, a cyber security expert and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said it’s unlikely the U. S. or some other government would use denial-of-service attacks against WikiLeaks.”

Perhaps some of you might want to search out some of Hillary Clinton’s emails out of curiosity. Who knows what has been revealed and concealed in these flying scrolls through cyberspace.

Proverbs 5:6 declares one of several warnings against the Strange Woman,  Lest thou should ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

 

 

 

Maxed Out

And there was also a strife among themselves, which of them should be accounted the greatest.  Luke 22:24

It is getting so hot and sultry here in southern Mississippi, that I thought I would have a change of pace and go on an intergalactic trip to discover who should be accounted the greatest in the Alternative Media Universe.  If you care to tag along, I discovered that the easiest way to start such a trip is to go over to Stan Deyo’s Millennium Ark website and peruse through the archives of his radio interviews, which reflect a wide variety of alternative radio hosts.

So I asked,  Mirror, mirror, on the Alternative Wall, who do you reckon is the greatest of all?  Within a fraction of a second,  a voice smoother than butter, sounding oddly like Max Casey, answered back, THE INTERGALACTIC KNOW IT ALL & HOST OF THE BLACK MARKET LIBERTY SHOW. 

Ohhhkay, I think we have located our Leviathan of the Alternative Universe, the man who as Job 41:25,33-34 describes, When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid:  by reason of breakings they purify themselves…Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.  He beholdeth all high things:  he is a king over all children of pride.

max casey about (2)I have added bold print to highlight some of the following words of Max Casey, which I will be discussing in this post. He says, “I am the Intergalactic Know-It-all.  I stand 6’5” and weigh in at twice the average man.  I’m a former competitive fighter and a member of Mensa, which means I can beat you in a battle of wits or a battle of skill, and that gives me the balls to say it how I see it, without fear of hurting anyone’s feelings.  I believe men should behave like men and women should behave like women plain and simple.  As Aristotle put it, A is A, it can neither be A and B at the same time.  I’m an Objectivist, I believe that nature, if to be commanded, must be obeyed, and that “Man-every man-is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others; he must work for rational self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life” as Ayn Rand put it….free from the bondage of altruism, and the lie that one who is successful in life, owes a debt to the unsuccessful.  Damn the Man, and fight the power!

MAX CASEY CLAIMS “I CAN BEAT YOU IN A BATTLE OF WITS OR A BATTLE OF SKILL”.

Max Casey claimed on May 7, 2015 that “I am the pedophile mohammed“.  Here is the screenshot of that assertion:

Facebook of Max Casey, one of his profiles as the pedophile Mohammed

Facebook of Max Casey AKA Maximum Casey profiling himself as the pedophile Mohammed

Mensa apparently has its limitations in identifying the geniuses of this world. Does Max Casey have any clue what the implications of this statement are? Well perhaps Aristotle, whom Casey quotes in regard to the differentiation between men and women, can shed some light.  Let’s see, A is A is insightful when applied to the sentence  Max Casey is The Pedophile Mohammed. I know that this one declaration of truth has certainly caused me to muse about the day when the Great I AM of that statement receives a knock on the door from ISIS, inquiring after his identity.    But I suspect  we will hear Maximum pleading with the Islamic terrorists on his door step, begging their understanding of the peculiar situation he is in, saying, “Guys, I was just kidding, really….both you and I know that A is not really A, uhhh er, I was just trying to be A and B at the same time! Don’t you fellows know a joke when you hear one?”

But as Job 9:20 so rudely points out, “If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me:  if I say, I am perfect, it shall prove me perverse.”

Now who wants to be the first one to notify the true followers of Mohammed that Max Casey, being a former competitive fighter and a member of Mensa, is actually the pedophile Mohammed boasting “I can beat you in a battle of wits or a battle of skill”? Where are those Terrorist Watchlisters when you need one?

Max Casey, is the man of Psalm 55:21:  The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart:  his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. If you read the articles on his webpage, there is definitely an oily feel to his words, as he exalts the pinnacle of self centeredness, where men who are real men behave as pedophilic false prophets, who in their noblest moments enjoy destroying the precious bonds of love, natural affection, and generosity.

MAX CASEY IS “FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF ALTRUISM, AND THE LIE THAT ONE WHO IS SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE, OWES A DEBT TO THE UNSUCCESSFUL”.

There is a partial Biblical truth hidden in this, in that the person who works does not owe anything to the one who refuses to work.  Underlying this scriptural admonition is the assumption that both persons had the ability to work;  rather than that one party was in dire need of charity due to external hardships, which prevented the person from working for his own bread.

Max Casey completely obscures the principle of the God given right to the fruit of one’s efforts, as well as those principles of a God defined charity which rationally determines what kind of assistance should be given to those in genuine need. It is the philosophy of the Devil to regard only self interest, and never the interests of others.  He quotes this statement as if the blessings of heaven, rather than hell sit upon these words:   “Man – every man- is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others; he must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing  himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself; he must work for his rational self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life, as Ayn Rand put it.”

The dictionary definition of altruism is the “unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others”.  So Max Casey is challenging God himself when he disdains the serving of others as being a form of bondage, rather than as a trait of the greatest among men. It is a significant trait of Jesus Christ and the basis for his sacrifice as the Lamb of God which takes away the sins of men.  Luke 22:25-27 records the viewpoint of Jesus in this matter:  And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that experience authority upon them are called benefactors.  But ye shall not be so; but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.  For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth?  Is not he that sitteth at meat?  but I am among you as he that serveth.

Casey draws an artificial line, without defining his values in detail, between persons he deems successful as opposed to those who are unsuccessful.  In common parlance,  Money and outward achievement are the means of measuring the success of men. However, the Bible again turns the tables on these labels in Psalm 52:7, saying, Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength:  but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Black Market Liberty.com was created April 28, 2009 and registered by Jason Deitering of the organization, Drunken Moose LLC. But it is Max Casey who in the subtitle of his website says that he is the “host of the Black Market Liberty Show”.  So as a token of his profane point of view, I am offering the following screenshot of words posted on this site.  As a rule, I do not publish vile speech on my own blog; however, in this case, I make an exception in order to display the outward evidence which confirms what stories I have heard behind the scenes. So with many apologies, here is the screenshot:

Profane and vulgar speech exhibtion

Profane and vulgar speech exhibit

Persons who do not believe that the God of the Scriptures created them, proudly consider themselves exempt from the words of God.  However, no man is exempt from Truth, whether it be found in the laws of nature or the laws of a holy God.  The LORD warned Israel what would happen after they were delivered and brought into the promised land, and started to think that their prosperity was by their own hand.

Deuteronomy 8:12-18 declares: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted up and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;  who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;  And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.  But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

The above words were spoken to a nation established by the LORD; is a nation that proclaims to uphold the freedom of religion, allowing the worship of strange gods, exempt from the obligation to worship the true Creator, the Holy God who is preeminent, above all dominions and principalities and who sent his only begotten Son for our salvation?

Romans 1:18-23a,24a,25 says that For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto them.  For the invisible things from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man…wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness…who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Instead of mocking God by boasting on Facebook that you are the pedophile Mohammed, perhaps Max Casey, you should acknowledge that it was God who gave you your intelligence and abilities and opportunities which have allowed you to prosper. You are deluded if you think that an old hacker like yourself has superior  battle skills. Who was it that Jesus was referring to when he concluded, So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God? Have you no fear of God saying to you, Thou fool; this night thy soul shall be required of thee? (Luke 12:20-21)

Hebrews 12:14-17 advises, Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;  lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.  For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Obadiah 1:3-4 which is addressed to Edom in connection with Esau, says,The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?  Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

MAX CASEY’S BATTLE CRY IS “DAMN THE MAN, AND FIGHT THE POWER!”

I had to ask a friend what does “Damn the Man, and fight the power!” mean?  He answered, “What he means is he is an anarchist.  Damn the Man is the police and government, and Fight the Power is the power they hold over us”.  This is truly a peculiar battle cry from someone who has earned his living by being employed by the government, and while supposedly extols freedom and liberty, at the same time mocks our very freedoms and liberty by proclaiming ” I am pedophile Mohammed.”

Black Market Liberty shows this image as their banner:

Burning of the American Flag, symbol of freedom and liberty

Burning of the American Flag, symbol of freedom and liberty

Government is a very deep subject in the Scriptures and because it involves the holding of power at a national level, it has become a subject easily corrupted by those who covet the seats of final authority.  Romans 13:1-4 is commonly misused for wrong purposes,  but I am going to quote it anyways:  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers, for there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God.  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God:  and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.  Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power?  do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.  For he is the minister of God to thee for good.  But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain:  for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Another commonly quoted Scripture verse to keep people in their place under a corrupt leader is, Exodus 22:28, Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.  When one broaches the subject of Government, one has entered into very deep waters, and the shallow platitudes of the Alternative Media fail to plumb the depths. Certainly, a man like Max Casey who ought to have great insight into government, fails in this regard.

In conclusion I want to address some differences between Allah and Jesus Christ.  As Max Casey has proclaimed “I am pedophile Mohammed” and A is A, after all, and Mohammed is the prophet of Allah; remember that it was Mohammed who said, “If you believe Allah had a son, you are an infidel and should be killed”. (Sura 2:116, 72:3,9:29-20, 5:17, 37:152, 23:89, 10:68-70). (quoted from Dr. Ruckman’s book noted below)

So why does anyone as well known in the Christian Alternative Media as is Stan Deyo, consent to being interviewed by the profane host of Black Market Liberty?

I am going to quote some things about Mohammed and Allah, from Dr. Peter S. Ruckman’s 116 page book entitled, Will The Real “Allah” “the god” Stand Up? which is a compilation of articles originally printed in the Bible Believers’ Bulletin. Dr. Ruckman was once an Army man, and came from a line of career Army men. After he became saved by faith in Jesus Christ, he entered into the ministry of evangelism, teaching, and pastoral preaching.  Having a genius IQ as a result of extensive reading and studying a wide range of books and subjects, I do not think that Max Casey could  have stood for one minute before the combat and intellectual skills of the late Dr. Ruckman, who passed away this April.

On pages 25-26, Ruckman says, “This brings us back to the major theme of our work:  total confusion.  How come the Moslems; “the God” can’t tell you his name?  You say, “His name is ‘the God’.” (The word Allah means ‘the God.’)  Excellent, now what’s his name? “Well, he’s the merciful, the magnificent, the wonderful….”.    No, I didn’t ask you for attributes or titles; I want his name.  What is his NAME?”

“Watch it carefully, stupid; let’s go back to the third grade again.  Jesus Christ is called “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), “the door” (John 10:9), “the good shepherd” (John 10:11), “the bread of life” (John 6:35), “the light of the world” (John 8:12), the “Alpha and Omega” (Rev. 1:8), and “the beginning and the ending” (Rev.1:8),  but those are not names;  those are titles.  His name was JESUS…..Well let’s take the Moslem’s god. “What’s your name?”  “The god.” (That’s what “Allah” means- “the God.”)  “You are ‘the god’?”  “Yeah, No other one.”  “Good, what’s your name?”  Not a squeak; not a sound.”

“Paul said to a bunch of Greek dumb-bunny philosophers: “You worship an unknown god.”  When he declared “THE UNKNOWN GOD” (Acts 17:23); they didn’t know his name.  Do you know what he declared? Well, Paul didn’t open his mouth about any God called “Allah”….”.

On page 34, Ruckman comments, “In the New Testament, when Jehovah (“I AM“), the eternal God, shows up on earth as a man, he says, “Now my name will be ‘Jehovah saves.’  I’m here as a human being to save you.  So my name is ‘Jesus.’ ”  But when Mohammed’s Allah showed up -oops! He never showed up!  Well, when he spoke -oops! He never spoke.  Gabriel gave the whole Koran to Mohammed; Allah didn’t give him a word of it. Well, sir, when Allah (even though he didn’t speak and couldn’t “show up”) finally revealed his “name,” he claimed that his name was “the God”, which is no one’s “name” unless it’s “the god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4).”

The god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4) is not an Arabian god.  “The god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4) is the god of all seven continents, and he has a name…Satan“.

On pages 62-63 of Ruckman’s discourse, we read, “Want to see a stealing killer in action? Mohammed said that booty was made lawful for him but not for those before him.  That is, no prophet could steal people’s wives and their children, after killing them and taking their land, until he showed up.  My, what a righteous standard for judgment!  Finally, he gave himself the right of intercession for sinners on the day of resurrection. As we said before, who but a blanket-blank idiot would go to a demoniac thief for intercession in the “day of resurrection”?” …A fellow so stuck on himself that he went around saying, “if you obey me you obey God” (Sura 4:80).”

Romans 1:28-32 concludes, And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

So, is it a small matter for a man to boast, “I am pedophile Mohammed”?; and to declare that “the achievement of his happiness (is) the highest moral purpose of his life?” Max Casey boasts “I’m a former competitive fighter and a member of Mensa, which means I can beat you in a battle of wits or a battle of skill”.

Proverbs 27:1 warns, Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Update:   July 7,2016   I removed the Linked In image which I had originally posted, and intend to replace it with another photo, along with the factual background on the real person behind this nom de plume.

Vector Analysis of “A Certain Man Drew a Bow at a Venture”

TEKEL:  Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting. Daniel 5:27
And the battle increased that day:  and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even:  and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.  I Kings 22:35

When I was a teenager and first introduced to the mathematics of physics, I was astonished that mathematics could represent and calculate the flight of an arrow.  Indeed, vector analysis uses the image of the arrow to represent magnitude and direction.  Many of the arrows in the Old Testament have their source in the LORD, as deliverance, as chastisement, as a return blow on wicked archers, who employ bitter words.  When I was studying Mouni Sadhu’s teachings on the Tarot, it was notable that each card had an aspect that was represented by a different form of an arrow, all based on a false theory of the Tetragrammaton.

And so today I am going to ponder an interesting phenomenon spoken of in I Kings 22:34 which is contained in the phrase I have highlighted with bold lettering:  And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness:  wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.  One of the common synonyms for venture is “to expose to hazard, fate, or destiny”, and so the archer in this verse of scripture drew his bow, without aiming for a particular target, and let go of the arrow.  How it went from his quiver to his bow and released to sail through the air, to fulfil the prophesy of Ahab’s fall at Ramoth-gilead,  makes for an interesting vector analysis, so to speak.

Back in 2001, I observed how an arrow forged from words had hit its target, creating a deep spiritual wound which took some five months to recover from.  Later, when I started studying the gematria of the Scriptures, I  remembered the words which were the bow which sent that particular arrow in a direct hit.  The words which had been used as a weapon were  Wounded in Battle, and the scripture quoted had been I Kings 22:35. The interesting thing I noted about the Hebrew gematria of this verse is that it equals 3003, which is also equivalent to the Hebrew gematria of Daniel 5:27.  Both scriptures are quoted at the top of this post.

The word venture in its archaic sense means “trusting to chance”.  Balaam, who I consider to be the model of the leopard Meroz, displayed a loose regard for quoting the words given him by God, while at the same time proclaiming his faithful application of the words of God.  As a prophet with a lying spirit, Balaam became as a “certain man who drew a bow at a venture”, speaking some of the most important prophecies in the Old Testament of Israel.  And so we read one of his lies spoken in Numbers 24: 12-13, which came back to haunt him:  And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?

In all of this we need to recall the warning of James 3:8-10, But the tongue can no man tame, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.  Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not so to be. How important are our words and the source of the fountain from which those words spring?

The answer is that words are very important, for we read in Luke 20:19 after Jesus spoke of the stone which the builders had rejected,  the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.  And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

There are various methods of overturning the words of God, while appearing to have noble motives. The laying in the Balances of Judgment, false weights constructed by the deceitful use of gematria, which substitute one scripture verse with another, is a critical method of warfare through the use of guile.  The source of such a technique is Satan himself, and it is the servants of Satan in the hidden realm of this world which release such arrows as noted in Psalm 64:3-4, Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:  that they may shoot in secret at the perfect:  suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

The story we are considering today however involves similar principles and begins with a visit of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah,  to Ahab, the king of Israel. I Kings 22:4 tells us that Ahab asked Jehoshaphat if he will help him take Ramoth in Gilead out of the hand of the king of Syria.  Jehoshaphat agrees and asks Ahab to inquire at the word of the LORD, but Ahab instead gathers 400 false prophets who all agreed that it was the will of the LORD to go up to battle. Jehoshaphat, whose name combines Jehovah with Judged, asks, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of him?  There was one true prophet nearby, Micaiah; but he is in prison because Ahab hates him for prophesying evil against the king.

When Micaiah is brought forth and states the same prophesy as the false prophets, Ahab becomes irritated by the sarcasm of Micaiah. After that the true prophet speaks the truth forthrightly.  It is interesting that King Ahab does know that his false prophets have spoken falsely; yet he cannot seem to bring himself to hear the truth spoken, so when Micaiah speaks the true word from the LORD, and it does not agree with Ahab’s desires, he is further irritated.

Then Micaiah says (verse 19-23), Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.  And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?  And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.  And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?  And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.  And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

So here we have an interesting scenario of a lying spirit doing the will of God. And as Daniel 5:27 represented something weighed in the balances as part of a prophesy of the imminent fall of Babylon, we also see a weighing in the balances in I Kings 22,  which resulted in the imminent fall of  King Ahab.

We are going to step back from this scene for a moment and consider the philosophy of  Kyudo: the Way of the Arrow as related by Jeri Massi, a Christian woman who also is a martial arts master.  Her words are excerpted from her book, Letters to Lynn Redgrave:  Martial Enlightenment for Modern Women (and Men), published in 2014.  We have just been considering how the LORD can commission lying spirits to bring about His will, in the case of a historical battle and the death of an evil king. So why not also take a short look at the battle philosophies developed by godless men, for there may be a golden nugget of truth in what they propose.

Jerri Massi, beginning on page 119, is giving advice based on The Fire Book -Hi no Maki, written by Musashi.  She begins, “In Zen, the outward elements of weapon (any weapon), strategy, setting, and the self are blended.  We Westerners wall out objective reality from our selves, making the thinker one entity and the object that he observes entirely separate.  To the Japanese philosophers, the walls between self and the perceived object are a lot thinner, and there are many joining places.”

She continues, “To explain the ‘meaning of life and death’ in terms of fight theory, I need to explain Japanese archery (kyudo) to you,  In kyudo, the bow is nearly as tall as a Japanese man, and the first several months of learning this art are spent learning to string the bow.  Then the next year is spent learning to draw the bow correctly, using breath and harmony of motion rather than raw strength.  Finally the student learns to shoot the arrow.”

“But to consciously release the arrow is forbidden.  The arrow must release itself or the shot goes astray.  And so, for the next year, the student archer learns *not* to release the arrow as he holds the drawn bow.  He waits until self and arrow and breath are united, and then the arrow freely flies.…Aiming is never taught in the conventional sense. When the student has learned to consistently unite breath and self to arrow and bow, he begins shooting down the length of the long archery hall.  There is no siting down the arm or arrow, no squinting, no tilting the head over.”

“Yet the masters unfailingly hit the black area of the target again and again… Eugen Herrigel, the first Westerner to become a Master of kyudo…would later demonstrate this same feat of skill in his native Germany.  The archer, he explained, actually aims at himself.  He is not shooting a separate entity called a target. Rather, the target (like the bow and the arrow) is an extension of himself on which he focuses his mind….What unites the archer to the target?  Obviously the arrow does.  He is the bow, and he is the arrow, and he is the target”.

After pondering this Oriental perspective, we return back to see how King Ahab became the bow, the arrow and the target, resulting in his death. We recall that Ahab had called in 400 false prophets, but Jehoshaphat desired the word of a true prophet, and Micaiah was brought forth to speak the word of God to Ahab.  Ezekiel 14:1 tells of certain elders who made enquiry of the prophet Ezekiel but the LORD answered in verse 4, Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;  that I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because the are all estranged from me through their idols.

The LORD commissioned a lying spirit to persuade Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead.  To circumvent this, Ahab went into battle in disguise; whereas he instructed Jehoshaphat to wear his robes, making him identifiable as the only king at the scene of the battle.  The king of Syria had commanded his 32 captains to ignore the small and the great and to target the king of Israel, exclusively.  Thus Jehoshaphat almost lost his life, when the Syrians pursued him, thinking that he was in fact Ahab.  When he cried out, his life was spared.  It was after that, that a certain man drew a bow at a venture, smiting the king of Israel between the joints of the harness, wounding him so that his blood flowed out in the midst of his chariot.

Thus was fulfilled the spiritual principle laid out in Ezekiel 14, and signified in verse 8 which says, And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Thus in our Vector Analysis of “a certain man drew a bow at a venture”, the great balances of the judgments of the Order of the Leopard have been examined, according to the principles laid out in the Scriptures.

The fatal flaw of Ahab, king of Israel was that he knew his 400 prophets prophesied falsely in order to tell him what he wanted to hear. And he knew that the true prophet Micaiah, in speaking evil against him, spoke the word of the LORD truly.

TEKEL:  thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting was forged into an arrow with the magnitude and direction of an executioner of death, and the king thus wounded, died at evening.

 

 

 

 

The Ananias and Sapphira “Anointing” – Is It SOLI DEO GLORIA?

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?  Or who hath known the mind of the Lord?  Or who hath been his counsellor?  Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed again?  For of him, and through him, and to him are all things:  to whom be glory for ever.  Amen.  Romans 11:33-36

Any new Christian who reads through the New Testament sooner or later comes across a startling story in Acts 5:1-11 regarding the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira.  The context of God’s judgment upon them is laid out in the prior chapter, where we read these words of Peter and John who had been commanded not to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. “But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.  For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”(Acts 4:19).

Later in Acts 4:29 we read, “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word” and then in verse 31, “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” The consequence of these declarations was that “the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul” and many were led to sell land and houses and to lay the proceeds at the feet of the apostles.

But Acts 5:1 begins ominously, “But a certain man named Ananias and Sapphira his wife sold a possession, and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.  But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?”

The question Peter asked Sapphira a few hours later was, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? And we know, if we read the rest of this story, both Ananias and Sapphira fell down dead, which brought fear upon the newly formed church.

There are many good commentaries on these particular scriptures, but today in this post I want to highlight the sharp division God which makes between the bold speech of the Holy Ghost  and the honesty and integrity of  the Christian heart which is seen before all men versus the bold lying of Satan which fills a person’s heart who professes to be a Christian, yet has no fear of tempting the Spirit of the Lord. 

Later in Acts 8:9 we read yet another story illustrating once again the sharp division of God.   This time it involves  Simon, “which before time in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:  to whom they all gave heed, saying, This man is the great power of God.  And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.” In verse 13 we see that Simon gets baptized along with others.  However when we get to verses 18-24, which recounted Simon’s “conversion”, we realize that once again God is placing a sharp division of judgment, and once again the theme involves Covetousness, which is idolatry.

Acts 8:18-24 testifies, And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money.  Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.  But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter:  for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.  For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.  Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.”

Now regarding the story of Ananias and Sapphira, I have written before of the use of this drop dead scenario in the language of Steve Quayle.  In my article dated October 13, 2015, To V or Not to V:  The Implausible Deniability of Steve Quayle, Steve Quayle in 2008, had told a man who was critical of him, to  DROP DEAD! 

On February 10, 2015, on the Hagmann and Hagmann radio broadcast, it was declared three times in reference to targeted critics, that It Is Ananias and Sapphira Time!

Again, in my June 27, 2015 article Night of the Betrayers: The Communion of the Blood Crowned With Dirt, I note that Steve Quayle again makes use of the judgment on Ananias and Sapphira.

Now when I was reviewing the extensive prayer spoken by Steve Quayle on April 16, 2014 during the Hagmann and Hagmann Report, which was the foundation for my articles called The Man Who Said Too Much, I read this statement:  Lord, I ask that those who have raised themselves up in opposition against this message turning people to Jesus, who have literally said to you, Lord move over I’m on the throne, I ask Lord for those who will not abide by Matthew 18 um Lord I’m serious about this Lord, I pray for an Ananias and Sapphira Anointing on them. I pray that they either repent or you take them out-of-the-way.  You said it would be better that to never have been born than to cause these little ones to stumble.

An Ananias and Sapphira Anointing? Is this some kind of tongue in cheek phrase, or is Steve Quayle serious?  Normally an anointing references the application of oil which represents the Holy Spirit  assigning a calling, ordaining of a chosen one, an election by God of some kind.  But here I believe Steve Quayle is using this so-called drop dead anointing as a means to curse someone who is in opposition to his “anointing”.

Using Steve Quayle’s own words, I am going to make an educated guess at the whole context of scriptures which surround his use of this particular “anointing”.  First of all we are discussing Acts 5:1-11 regarding Ananias and Sapphira, and as we have already noted, Acts chapter 4 highlighted the opposition of certain men against the early church’s bold proclamation of the gospel.

But then Steve Quayle makes reference to Matthew 18, which is his shorthand for verses 15-17, which deal with the situation where a brother trespasses against another brother. These verses do not reference someone opposing the gospel.  He then refers to someone who would cause a little one to stumble, or be offended, which also can be found in Matthew 18, verse 6.

But here it gets interesting.  Quayle says to the Lord, You said it would be better that to never have been born than to cause these little one to stumble.  Can anyone find where God said this?  It would seem to represent two different verses spoken by the Lord at different times and under different circumstances.

How is this for identifying the  context of the better-to-have-never- been- born statement? The context is the Passover communion. Mark 14:18-21 says, And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.  And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?  And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.  The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed!  good were it for that man if he had never been born.

Now the final element of context concerns someone who literally says, “Lord, move over I am on the throne”. There are several scriptures which represent this attitude, but Isaiah 14:13-14, which represents the hubris of Lucifer who falls from heaven, and also that of the King of Babylon, is a major one in the Old Testament.  In the New Testament in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, we find reference to ” that man of sin (be) revealed, the son of perdition; 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.”

So the scriptural context of the Ananias and Sapphira anointing deals with an anointed devil, Judas Iscariot, the son of Perdition who betrayed Jesus Christ, and instead of reconciling with Jesus under Matthew 18, Judas ended up going to his own place, the abyss.  He opposed the gospel in the greatest possible way by turning the Lord over to the judgment of evil men, which certainly qualifies as a means to offend a little one who believes in Jesus.

Ironically, one of the contexts of this curse was mentioned in my article called Night of the Betrayers:  The Communion of the Blood Crowned With Dirt.  In that post, I compared Steve Quayle’s dumping of dirt on his head, making him unclean during an on-air communion service, with Judas Iscariot.

Steve Quayle in his mercies, prays, “that they either repent Lord, or you take them out of the way”. The Holy Spirit says the same words  more vividly in Revelation 2:16, Repent, or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

I have posed the question as to whether The Ananias and Sapphira “Anointing” is SOLI DEO GLORIA, or Glory To God Alone?  Because Steve Quayle has placed his anointed curse within the context of the Scriptures, I place my question also within a context,  “that according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord”, ( I Corinthians 1:31). So here is my context of the question I pose to Steve Quayle:

  1. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  2. John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they are wrought in God.
  3. Luke 11:34-36  The light of the body is the eye:  therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light: but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.  If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
  4. Genesis 1:3-4  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good:  and God divided the light from the darkness.

O Wielder of The Ananias and Sapphira Anointing,  Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?