Chapter 9


THE FALSE WOMAN, 

MOTHER OF HARLOTS


The previous chapter discussed the true Woman, whose origin was in Heaven, the Jerusalem above, YHWH's Wife, the Mother of us all. The following chapter will expose the false woman, whose origin was in the earth, the Babylon below, Satan's mistress and the mother of harlots. It will be brought forth how she and her harlots are a counterfeit of the Pure Woman and the Remnant of Her Seed and how Satan has created his own unrighteous image through her abominations and false teachings.

HER ORIGIN

"And there was war in heavenMichael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." -- Revelation12:7-9

Satan was cast out of heaven into the earth that was yet without form and void. After the earth was finished, there were only two people on the earth; and they represented the entire world. When Eve was persuaded to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, her allegiance was given to Satan, rather than to her husband and to Elohiym (God). She was the original mother of the human race and it was through her that Satan was able to reproduce his unrighteous image in the earth. Both Adam and Eve sinned and lost their covering of glory and inheritance to the Family of Elohiym (God). By deceiving Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, Satan led all the world astray, and came into temporary possession of their kingdom, the earth. The great controversy between Satan and the Family of Elohiym, which had started in heaven, was now transferred to this planet where it would be finished, once and for all.

After the fall of man God pronounced a curse upon each participant in that original transgression. In Genesis 3:15 we read the curse which was placed upon the devil or the dragon. "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." Here is the prophecy of the age-long struggle that would exist between the dragon and the Woman; between the seed of the dragon and the seed of the Woman.

And so the great controversy has been going on ever since Eden. There have been two sides from then until now. The dragon and his followers are arraigned against YHWH (God) and His Family. Truth versus falsehood; Satan versus the Woman, the Church of Elohiym.

THE TWO FAMILIES

Satan and Elohiym (God) have been contending for the control of every living human being. Even in the children of Eve the two sides were represented. Cain was in Satan's family and wanted to substitute his own way instead of the way the Creator had commanded him. Abel belonged to the Family of Elohiym and was so righteous that Cain finally killed him. The Creator told them both to bring a lamb, but Cain substituted fruit or vegetables for that which the Almighty commanded as a sacrifice. This, you will discover, will always be the mark of Satan the dragon. He tries to substitute, or make a counterfeit, for the exact truth of Elohiym. This pattern can be traced throughout this earth's history as we search for the Way, the Truth and the Life that is a revelation of the Creator Himself, the Author and Finisher of the creation and of our salvation. When we search for the Truth amidst the falsehood we see that Satan has tried to impersonate the True Son of Elohiym through his counterfeits. The Truth is Elohiym, the Originator of the Way, the Truth and the Life, and there is none other. Anything else is but a copy, a counterfeit!

Through the descendants of Cain the earth was so corrupted that God finally had to destroy it with the flood. But after the deluge the two families appeared once again. The dragon's followers concentrated in Babel and tried to defy Elohiym by building a great tower that was to reach up to heaven. The plan failed, of course; the site of the tower of Babel later became Babylon, which in 606 B.C. began to rule as the first world empire.

During those early years of confusion, the Almighty called Abraham out of Babylon and sent him over into Canaan. Abraham had grown up right there in Mesopotamia, near the place where the great tower of Babel was attempted and where the empire of Babylon developed. Elohiym's plan has always involved a call of separation or a rebirth from the confusion of falsehood perpetrated by Satan, the father of lies.

SATAN'S FAMILY OF SUN WORSHIPERS

Briefly, let us study the history of the dragon's side, the sons of perdition, Satan's family. The city of Babylon was the first capital of the dragon in this earth. This city became his mistress, and it is through her that all falsehoods were spawned. A pagan system of religion developed there in the form of sun worship. It was a blasphemous idolatry, filled with immoralities, licentious ceremonies, and degrading rites. But soon the dragon's followers quarreled among themselves, and Medo-Persia came into power. Babylon remained the dragon's headquarters. Baal worship continued to predominate as it did in the previous kingdom of Babylon. Then Greece took over, but she subscribed to the same pagan sun worship. Finally Rome began to rule the world, but there was no change in religion. Mithraism, or sun worship, was the universal religion of the pagan Roman Empire. From Babylon to Rome, the dragon, Satan, held control through heathen sun worship.

THE SEED OF THE WOMAN

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns...and stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." Rev 12:2-5

During the Roman rule, a great thing happened! It was time for the SEED of the Woman to to be planted in the earth, that the prophecy given to Adam and Eve might be fulfilled! Remember, that the prophecy spoke of enmity between the Seed of the Woman and the seed of the dragon. The Woman in Heaven placed Her Seed in Her earthly surrogate, Mary. Mary conceived of the Holy Ghost, bringing forth the Messiah, the man child, the Son of Elohiym. But king Herod appointed by the Rome, in an attempt to destroy Emmanuel, put forth a decree that all the boy babies in Judea were to be put to death. Satan, the dragon, through his human agents tried to devour the man child, but failed.

The Roman Empire, then, is symbolized in the Bible prophecy by the same red dragon as is the devil himself. Because Satan worked so closely through that nation to destroy the Saviour, pagan Rome is represented by the same symbol as is the devil. But Herod did not succeed in his attempt to destroy the man child. Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt and escaped the terrible decree. The master stroke of Satan to destroy the Second Adam on the cross was foiled on that morning of the first day of the week, when the Crucified One broke the bonds of death through His resurrection power, the other Messiah, the Shekhinah. Forty days later He was caught up to heaven; and, ten days later He poured out His Spirit upon His Body of believers in perfect fulfillment of the words of the prophecy.

When the dragon saw that he was not able to destroy the Messiah, he turned his wrath against the Other Comforter, the Other Messiah, the Other Woman and Her offspring - the Church in the earth, born of the Holy Ghost after the Pentecostal outpouring. At this time there were only a small number of Jewish believers in the Messiah, and Satan felt that he could completely obliterate them by persecution. Thousands of Messianic Jewish believers were martyred under the terrible persecutions of the cruel Roman emperors. But the gospel continued to grow and spread through out all of Israel for at least three and one half years. After the stoning of Stephen, the gospel of the Jewish Messiah, raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost, was preached to the Gentile nations, adding to the Church Family daily, as many as would be saved. The blood of the martyrs seemed to become the seed of the church. When one died a hundred more sprang up to take his place. Paul preached his gospel right up to the very gates of Rome. The old dragon became worried. I t was now time for the seed of the dragon to appear.

THE SEED OF THE DRAGON

Satan had tried for centuries to destroy Elohiym's Family by violence and persecution. His plan to stamp out the truth had failed and so he changed his strategy from force to deception. The dragon now set up his own counterfeit religious system. Pagan doctrines and philosophy from the old empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome were mingled with the pure doctrines of the apostolic believers. Through his own mistress -the mother of harlots - the great false system of worship, he was able to bring forth offspring, converts from the truth to his falsehoods. Thus he attempted to destroy millions through delusions perpetrated by his false church.

The seed of the dragon appeared and was brought forth through the union of the beast (dragon) with the woman who rides the beast of Revelation 13. It is very significant that the beast is actually made up of parts of the lion, the leopard, the bear, and the non-descript animal of Daniel 7. The Almighty's symbolic illustration of the papacy reveals that she was made up of parts from all those old pagan kingdoms. According to Revelation 13:2, the dragon gave the beast (papacy) his power and seat and great authority. We have learned that the dragon actually symbolizes the pagan Roman Empire, as well as the devil himself. The woman or the harlot rides the scarlet colored beast, the dragon, since it is their union, the union of the civil and religious powers that brings about the last great attempt to control the earth and destroy Elohiym's Family and Kingdom.

The pagan Roman Empire bestowed authority upon the papacy in 330 A.D., when Constantine, the Roman emperor, turned over the whole city of Rome to the Pope as the seat of his authority. The words of the prophecy in describing it is historically pointed out in a Catholic source:

"When the Roman Empire became Christian, and the peace was guaranteed, the Emperor left Rome to the Pope, to be the seat of the authority of the Vicar of Christ, who should reign there independent of all human authority, to the consummation of ages, to the end of time." -- Papal Rights and Privileges, p. 13,14.

"The removal of the capital of the empire from Rome to Constantinople in 330 A.D., left the western church practically free from imperial power, to develop its own form of organization. The Bishop of Rome, in the seat of the Ceasars, was now the greatest man in the west, and was soon forced to become the political as well as the spiritual head." -- The Rise of the Medieval Church, p. 168.

These statements clearly show that the papacy received her seat and power from pagan Rome - the beast power. In Revelation Chapter 17 the woman is shown to ride on a scarlet colored beast that fits the description of the dragon of Revelation chapter 12. This beast obviously is a combination of all the political systems in history and the woman who represents the false religious system rides this beast, a combination of church and state, all receiving their power from the dragon, Satan.

PAGAN COUNTERFEITS

Let us examine how Satan infiltrated the church with pagan doctrines, setting up his counterfeit religious system. A mark of the dragon power is to counterfeit and substitute, and here we can see in this religio-political system the operation of Satan at his best. As was the case with Cain, substitutes were fabricated to replace God's commandments. Many aspects of sun worship actually came to be regarded as Christian. In this way the papacy gained prestige with the pagan peoples of that age. Ellen White brings this out clearly in the Great Controversy.

"Idolaters were led to receive a part of the Christian faith, while they rejected other essential truths. They professed to accept Jesus as the Son of God and to believe in His death and resurrection, but they had no conviction of sin and felt no need of repentance or change of heart. With some concessions on their part they proposed that Christians should make concessions, that all might unite on the platform of belief in Christ....Under a cloak of pretended Christianity, Satan was insinuating himself into the church, to corrupt their faith and turn their minds from the word of truth.

"Most of the Christians at last consented to lower their standard, and a union was formed between Christianity and paganism. Although the worshipers of idols professed to be converted, and united with the church, they still clung to their idolatry, only changing the objects of their worship to images of Jesus, and even Mary and the saints... Unsound doctrines, superstitious rites, and idolatrous ceremonies were incorporated into her faith and worship. As the followers of Christ united with idolaters, the Christian religion became corrupted, and the church lost her purity and power. There were some, however, who were not misled by these delusions. They still maintained their fidelity to the Author of truth and worshiped God alone.

"There have ever been two classes among those who profess to be followers of Christ. While one class study the Saviour's life and earnestly seek to correct their defects and conform to the Pattern, the other class shun the plain, practical truths which expose their errors." -- The Great Controversy, p. 42,43.

CHRISTMAS - THE BIRTH OF THE SUN-GOD, NOT THE SON OF GOD

Let us look at the holiday of Christmas as evidence of how pagan concepts were adopted by the church. Christmas was celebrated by pagans long before the birth of the Messiah. The pagans worshiped the sun, and they noticed that in December the days were becoming shorter and the sun was getting farther away from them. Fearing that the sun would leave them altogether, they prayed and offered sacrifices. On December 25, they noticed for the first time that the sun was getting close again; the days were beginning to get longer. They said, "The sun is reborn to us," and December 25 became the birthday of the sun or sun-god. It became a great religious festival.

Until the counterfeit papal system was taking form, the day was celebrated only by the pagans. It was adopted by the papacy, and called Christ-mass, the birth of the S-O-N, instead of the birthday of the S-U-N. Dr. Gilbert Murray, M.A., D. Litt., LL.D., F.B.A., a professor of Greek at Oxford University, has written this:

"Mithraism had so much acceptance, that it was able to impose on the Christian world its own Sun-day in place of the Sabbath; its Sun's birthday, 25th of December, as the birthday of Jesus." -- History of Christianity in the Light of Modern Knowledge Chapter III; cited in Religion and Philosophy p. 73,74. New York: 1929.

Actually, we do not know the date of the Saviour's birth. Many believe that it took place during the week of the Feast of Tabernacles in the fall of the year, and was possibly the same day on which Yeshua was baptized or born again, 30 years later. As you can readily see, the adoption of December 25 by the pagan Roman church was based purely upon the heathen observance of the festival of sun worship. Please take note how easily a pagan institution can slip into Christian churches, and can even be passed along in Protestant circles as the Way, the Truth and the Life, when in reality it is the mark of Cain stamped on their foreheads when adopted as their belief.

EASTER - ISHTAR, THE GODDESS OF FERTILITY

Like Christmas, Easter was also celebrated by pagans long before the resurrection of the Saviour. It was a day celebrated in honor of Ishtar, the goddess of reproduction, the giver of new life and growth in nature. The very word Easter has been transliterated from the name of the goddess Ishtar, whose worship was memorialized by the adoption of Easter. Among the heathen the day was associated with the most licentious practices. The symbols - the bunny rabbits and eggs - depict fertility and reproduction and are retained as reminders of its pagan origin.

At the time the papacy was developing, Ishtar's day was adopted by the church along with the pagan symbols associated with Easter. The Easter season, with lent and good Friday services, replaced the Feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread and the Wavesheaf offering.

These examples have been presented to merely show how easily the devil was able to impose pagan ideas upon the church. As the papacy developed, it was open to the reception of unbiblical customs that marked it clearly as the real counterfeit power described by God in Revelation 13.

THE TRUE SABBATHS OF THE LORD

The question comes to our minds at this point: Are we really following the Bible in all our doctrines? If tradition and heathen custom have crept so easily into the church, what about other doctrines? These spurious feasts that are the child of the papacy were created to take away the pure festivals founded in the word of God and kept by the Apostolic church, even after the cross. They are not Jewish feasts, but the scriptures tell us that they are feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations.

These feasts are found in Leviticus chapter 23 and are called the Sabbaths of the Lord. They are the weekly Sabbath day, Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles. All these feasts have been counterfeited by the pagan system of worship who have done away with them, justifying their actions by saying that our Lord nailed these feasts to the cross. What was nailed to the cross was the Lamb of God, our sacrifice, not the feast days.

Our Lord kept the Sabbath after the cross and He also kept Pentecost and the Day of Atonement even in heaven after He was resurrected. The feasts are/were a compacted prophecy of the gospel and that they were done away with by the "man of sin" who thought to change "times and laws" - plural. These feasts are appointed times of refreshing from the presence of the Lords. They tell us of the work of our two Messiahs and the finishing up of the Atonement. We can not know God's time if we do away with His way of reckoning time according to His prophetic time clock and its cycle of Sabbaths.

The growing power of the papacy continued its program by counterfeiting some of the most vital truths contained in God's Word. It was a combination of pagan ideas with Christian doctrine which formed a conglomeration of confusion, well designated as "Babylon" in the Scripture. May our eyes be opened to recognize these counterfeits and to remain loyal to the exact truth in its original form.

COUNTERFEITS OF THE PAGAN ROMAN CHURCH

The main counterfeits brought in by the Pagan Roman Church are:

Instead of the Word of God, tradition;

Instead of Christ as head of the church, the pope;

Instead of baptism by immersion, sprinkling;

Instead of the Lord's supper kept at Passover, Easter;

Instead of "the daily" hour of worship, the mass with communion;

Instead of communion, the transubstantiation of the host;

Instead of the eternal law of God, the law changed;

Instead of the seventh day Sabbath, the first day Sun-day;

Instead of the Holy Feasts of the Lord; the holy days of obligation

Instead of tithe, taxes and indulgences;

Instead of death, purgatory;

Instead of the seal of God, the mark of the beast;

Instead of Christ the Holy Ghost as Intercessor, Mary as Mediatrix.

These are the main blasphemies conjured up by Satan and enforced and perpetrated by the pagan Roman system under the guise of Christianity. There has been much written to explain and uncover these deceptions. Our concern in this study is to bring forth the Truth about the Divine Family so that all might recognize Satan's counterfeits in the pantheon of gods he has flooded the earth with.

THE PURE APOSTOLIC CHURCH

Satan hated the pure Apostolic Church that Christ and the Holy Ghost established on the Day of Pentecost. He did all he could to take awaythe power and purity of the true Church or Woman. Through the pagan Roman Church, the "man of sin", the papacy, using both civil and religious authority given to him by the beast (Satan), attempted to erase any semblance of the pure Apostolic Church brought forth by the Holy Ghost.

His wrath was kindled against the Woman and he persecuted Her for 1260 years. During this time he counterfeited all Her pure doctrine with the pagan Roman system of worship, replacing Her Jewish identity and worship with so called "christian" ideas and traditions, which are nothing more than pagan relics that have been made more acceptable to the masses.

The lie that the Christian (pagan Roman) Church is now spiritual Israel was also perpetrated and that all the divine promises given to the Jews were now to be appreciated by her. The lie goes on to say that it was the Jews that rejected Christ and put Him to death. Nothing is mentioned about Rome being the authority and the instrumentality that crucified Jesus. Nor that it was the Jewish leaders, not the Jewish people, that rejected Him.

A COUNTERFEIT JESUS

"christian Jesus" was created by the pagan Roman church. A Jesus that supposedly did away with all the Jewish laws and feasts. A Jesus that did not maintain any Jewish characteristics after the cross. But Jesus was a Jew! He came to save the lost sheep of the house of Israel. He taught, spoke and interpreted the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures. His disciples were all Jews. The Apostolic Church He and the Holy Ghost established on the day of Pentecost was a Messianic Jewish Congregation which kept all the Holy Sabbaths and maintained a pure Messianic Jewish doctrine. It was not until the stoning of Stephen, three and one half years after Pentecost, that this Messianic Congregation preached to the Gentile nations. By exercising their faith in the pure unadulterated truth in Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, Gentile converts became spiritual Israelites and were physically grafted into the Family Tree, the Church of the Living God, the Israel of God, a nation of kings and priests.

A COUNTERFEIT OF THE WORK OF THE HOLY GHOST

As mentioned previously, there are many counterfeits that have been propagated by this false church or lewd woman, Satan's mistress. Let us now look at how the work of the Holy Ghost, the Other Woman having heavenly origin, was counterfeited by the queen of the Roman Church, the "blessed virgin Mary" named the mother of God.

"On earth Satan has deflected the truth and made it off center or perverted it. The doctrine of Mariolatry is based on a truth - the Holy Ghost, the feminine Mediator. Praise the Lord for the understanding She has given us! "... The Jewish Church...can in fact be the shadow and figure of the Catholic Church alone." -- Catholic Doctrine as Defined by The Council of Trent, by A. Nampon, p. 62.

"Today's scholars suggest reasons why Mary became a powerful religious symbol. Greeley believes that the early Christians had a psychological need to express the feminine side of God, which their Hebrew forefathers suppressed.... Mystics found in her total obedience to God the prototype of the single soul's rapturous union with the divine, and monks stressed her perpetual virginity. Meanwhile, the mass of average believers revered her more accessible human qualities - forbearance, compassion, maternal love - and turned to her as 'MEDIATOR' OF CHRIST'S SAVING GRACES....She was 'QUEEN of HEAVEN' and He was 'CHRIST the KING'. Her prayer was the 'Ave Maria', His was 'The Lord's Prayer'. NOT SURPRISINGLY, THEN, THE PROTESTANT REFORMERS REJECTED THE CULT OF MARY BECAUSE IT CONFLICTED WITH KEY REFORMATION THEMES. Among them: FIDELITY TO THE SCRIPTURES ALONE, JESUS AS THE SOLE MEDIATOR between God and man and rejection of monastic life in favor of the Christian family. IN REACTION, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, with the Jesuits taking the lead, enhanced Mary as a symbol of the Catholic commitment.... MEANWHILE, A CURIOUS CLEAVAGE IN CHRISTIAN SENSIBILITY DEVELOPED AMONG RANK-AND-FILE CHRISTIANS....Today, Mary is seen as a symbol of radical Christian hope - the First of mankind to be redeemed and FULLY GLORIFIED by her perfect faith in Christ, but TOTALLY subordinate to her son. In return, at least some Protestant ecumenists, such as Baptist Theologian Arthur Crabtree, HAVE BEGUN TO INCLUDE MARY IN THEIR PRAYERS AS A 'UNIQUE MEMBER OF THE CHURCH AND MODEL FOR ALL CHRISTIANS.' RELEVANCE: But the real question is whether ordinary men and women will find in Mary relevance for their own lives. THE STORY OF MARY IN HISTORY reveals DIFFERENT meanings of the Virgin Mother for DIFFERENT GENERATIONS. Certainly the TIMES ARE RIPE for an APPRECIATION OF THE FEMININE SIDE of ALL human beings - and of GOD AS WELL. And the Christmas story reminds us that Mary was not only the Mother of the Messiah but a courageous woman in her own right who suffered for her singular response to God's call.

"Despite such an enormous cultural change, the Virgin Mary is beginning to recapture the Christian imagination in NEW and OFTEN ARRESTING WAYS. Overcoming their longstanding bias against Mariology, PROTESTANTS HAVE JOINED CATHOLICS AND ORTHODOX SCHOLARS IN EXPLORING THE MEANING OF MARY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT and the role Marian piety might play in a REUNITED CHRISTIANITY. In several recent books and symposiums PROTESTANTS HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE NEW TESTAMENT DOES CONTAIN A THEOLOGY OF MARY....'BECAUSE SHE WAS ASKED TO BECOME THE MOTHER OF JESUS WITHOUT THE INTERVENTION OF MAN, SHE RESPONDED TO THE CALL OF GOD AS A PERSON, without biological differentiation, says Sister Barbara Thomas, a past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. 'She did this as a free agent, not bound by any physical dependence upon man's cooperation, nor by social restraint to seek a man's approval'....sociologist Father Andrew Greeley acknowledges the historical and psychological links of Mary with pre-Christian goddesses. Explains Greeley: 'Mary is the Catholic Christian religion's symbol which reveals to us that the Ultimate is androgynous, THAT IN GOD THERE IS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE....'NEW EVE': Much of the current interest in the Virgin is frankly ANALYTICAL - an effort to discover how and why she emerged as the dominant FEMALE IMAGE IN WESTERN ART AND CULTURE....Through her acceptance of God's call to be mother of the Messiah, Mary becomes in Luke's hands the 'New Eve' who symbolizes the LINK between the OLD Israel and the 'NEW Israel' of believers in Christ. Only in 431 A.D., at the Council of Ephesus, did the early church fathers give Mary her first additional title:'Mother of God.'" -- Newsweek, Jan. 1, 1979.

Let us reason together. Since "The understanding of the Holy Spirit as female is also Jewish or Semitic" (New Testament Apocrypha, p. 160), thenSatan has perverted and counterfeited this truth by the worship of the person of Mary rather than the Holy Ghost, Who truly is Another Intercessor and the Fourth Member of the Divine Family and the Representative in the earth of the Divine Spirit Mother. Since Romans 8:26 shows the Holy Ghost to be an Intercessor or Mediator between God and man ("but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us"), Satan has perverted and counterfeited this truth to promote the Mary mediatrix teaching. I am sure that if Mary were alive to see how she has been venerated to such a high position at the expense of the True Intercessor, she would be appalled at such heresy.

"Louis De Berquin, a member of the noble family of Artois, and a Hugenot at the court of Francis I, was three times charged with heresy and imprisoned. Finally he was burned at the stake, to become France's first Protestant martyr. ...for in his books (he had written).... 'The Virgin Mary is improperly invoked instead of the Holy Ghost.'" -- Heroes of the Reformation, p. 132,133, by David & Hilda Hagstotz.

Thus we can now understand the basis for the doctrine of Mariology which arose as a satanic counterfeit of the True Woman in the earth, the Holy Ghost, Another Comforter, Advocate, Mediator, Counselor, Paraclete and a feminine Member of the Godhead.

How thankful we should be that the Heavenly Family have revealed Themselves to us! The Jews had to accept the revelation of the Son, as the express image of the Father, to be saved, but, they rejected and crucified Him. Shall we, like the Jews, crucify the Personal Representative of the Holy Spirit Mother, the Holy Ghost, the Angel of Mercy for which there will be no forgiveness?

BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY GHOST

"And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." -- Matthew 12:32

"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men." -- Matthew 12:31

"What constitutes the sin against the Holy Ghost? It is willfully attributing to Satan the work of the Holy Spirit. For example, suppose that one is a witness of the special work of the Spirit of God. He has convincing evidence that the work is in harmony with the Scriptures, and the Spirit witnesses with his spirit that it is of God. Afterward, however, he falls under temptation; pride, self-sufficiency, or some other evil trait, controls him; andrejecting all the evidence of its divine character, he declares that that which he had before acknowledged to be the power of the Holy Spirit was the power of Satan. It is through the medium of His Spirit that God works upon the human heart; and when men willfully reject the Spirit and declare it to be from Satan, they cut off the channel by which God can communicate with them. By denying the evidence which God has been pleased to give them, they shut out the light which had been shining in their hearts, and as the result they are left in darkness. Thus the words of Christ are verified: " If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" For a time, persons who have committed this sin may appear to be children of God; but when circumstances arise to develop character and show what manner of spirit they are of, it will be found that they are on the enemy's ground, standing under his black banner." -- Testimonies Vol 5, p 634

Now we must accept the revelation of the fullness of the Messiah and that through the Holy Ghost we will reach perfection and be gathered into the Kingdom of Peace and Righteousness. Both Yeshua and His Shekhinah Glory work together to recreate Their image in Their children and to restore to them their divinity, and thereby adopting them into Their Family.

The Bible tells His Story! It is truly about the Father and the Son. The volume of the Old Testament embodies the Creator, the Son, as the Father of mankind; the volume of the New Testament embodies the Creator as the Second Adam, the son of mankind and the Son of the Almighty Father. Since the Spirit of Prophecy came to testify of the Father and the Son and came not to speak of Herself, we must discern Who She is through the Spirit of discernment; the same Spirit that inspired the Scriptures must also interpret them for us. Spiritual things are spiritually discerned, especially when it comes to knowing and understanding Who the Person of the Holy Spirit is! Only She can truly testify of Herself to each and every sincere child of the Jerusalem above. We all must be baptized of the Holy Ghost (be born again of the Spirit) even after we have been baptized of water unto repentance!!

THE SEVEN THUNDERS

John the Revelator was told not to write the Seven Thunders (Rev 10:4), but that in the time the Voice of the Seventh Angel begins to sound, the mystery of Elohiym would be finished. The time has come for the thunders to be sounded in the earth by a loud voice that causes the earth to shake like a tree that is blown by a strong wind. With thunder comes lightening, and usually a downpour of rain. In this instance, the latter rain of truth. The Seven Thunders are the complete revelation of Yeshua the Messiah and they reveal that He is distinctively:

  • The Divine Father and the Divine Mother expressed in One Being
  • The Alpha and the Omega
  • The Creator and the ReCreator of the universe
  • The Everlasting Father and the Mother of All Living
  • The Son of Elohiym and the Son of Adam
  • The Second Adam and the Second Eve
  • The Fleshly Temple that embodied the Shekhinah Glory
  • The Moral and the Ceremonial Law
  • The Sin Offering and the Live Offering -- The Two Turtle Doves
  • The Two Distinct Streams -- Blood and Water -- the Goat and the Scape Goat
  • The Fullness of the Godhead -- The Father and The Mother -- Bodily

The Seven Thunders reveal the work of the Creators from the beginning of the creation to the full restoration of Their children to righteousness and the universe as it was before sin entered the courts of heaven and the Garden of Eden (Eze. 36:35). We believe the Bible more than ever before, since we are now becoming more acquainted with the Author of the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Holy Ghost, Who, up until now, has been testifying of the Only Begotten of the Father. But now the Shekhinah is lighting up the whole earth with Their Glory -- the Glory of Elohiym -- the Divine Family.

THE VATICAN, WORLD RELIGION HEADQUARTERS

In closing, here are a few quotations that are startling revelations:

"Though many Catholics will no doubt become very alarmed over the prospect, it is clearly factual that The Order (New World Order) desires that the Vatican be the fount and the headquarters of the New World Religion and intends that the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church become the Supreme Pontiff of the whole world. The pope is to become the earth's King/Priest. He is to marshal the spiritual resources of the planet. He will proclaim that ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE and that "God" has given divine authority, absolute rights, and responsibility to the World Leader.

"Already the Pope is viewed as the world's greatest spiritual leader, by mainline Protestant denominations and other world religions. Quickly, all are coming together while the FEW TRUE CHRISTIANS who REFUSE TO JOIN THIS FALSE UNITY MOVEMENT are increasingly being portrayed as hardline separatists worthy of scorn and abuse.

"It is expected that the pope will instill in peoples a keen desire to WORSHIP THE GODDESS AS THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN. Word will be put out to the FAITHFUL of ALL RELIGIONS that MARY IS AN ARCHETYPE OF ALL THE GODDESSES OF THE PAST, from Isis in Egypt, Ishtar in Babylon and Ashtoreth in ancient Israel, to Venus in Rome and Athena and Diana in Greece. "MARY" and the other goddesses will all be seen to be one and the same. It will also be promulgated that it does not matter WHICH GODDESS YOU PRAY TO OR PETITION, since all their spiritual energies emanate from THE SAME SOURCE. ALL ARE TO BE VIEWED AS INTERCESSORS BETWEEN MAN AND "GOD".

"The pope will also espouse the philosophy that the Great Spiritual Sun is sending to earth many rays of light and this is why there are many world religions. Each man and woman, so the claim will go, may follow the light of his or her own choosing. All men will be seen as brothers and as members of the global communityThe belief that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life will be declared obsolete, bigoted and narrow-minded, and unloving." -- Millennium, by Texe Marrs, Living Truth Publishers, p. 95,96; emphasis ours.

"By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its constitution as a Protestant and Republican Government, and shall make provision for the propagation of Papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know...that the end is near. As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to usthat the limit of God's forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nations's iniquity is full, and that the ANGEL OF MERCY is about to take HER flight, never to return." -- Testimonies Vol. 5, p 451.

"I was shown that a terrible condition of things exists in our world. The ANGEL OF MERCY is folding HER WINGS, ready to depart. Already the Lord's restraining power is being withdrawn from the earth, and Satan is seeking to stir up the various elements in the religious world, leading men to place themselves under the training of the great deceiver, who works with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in the children of disobedience. Already the inhabitants of the earth are marshalling under the leading of the prince of darkness, and this is but the beginning of the end." -- Testimonies to the Church, Vol. 8, p. 49.

"A terrible conflict is before us. We are nearing the battle of the great day of God Almighty. That which has been held in control is to be let loose.The ANGEL of MERCY is FOLDING HER WINGS, preparing to step down from the throne and leave the world in the control of Satan." -- My Life Today, p. 308.

© Charles Pace 2016