Merry Christmas! Why the War Against Christmas Will Never Prevail

Merry Christmas to you and your family! As we celebrate this important holiday in remembrance of the life and sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, let us not forget that Satan and his human army is still bent on destroying everything centered on Jesus. Increasingly, the world, which is under the spell of Mystery Babylon the Great, wants to replace Merry Christmas with Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Xmas (which is blasphemy against Jesus since it puts the X where Christ should be) and other nonsense.

Centuries ago, certain crafty ones tried to sabotage Christmas by planting pagan characters and symbols into the celebration. So they mixed in the mistletoe, tree, etc. They also came up with tactics to distract us from Jesus, putting the focus on others, such as Santa Claus, Rudolf the red nosed reindeer, Frosty the snowman, Scrooge (notice modern renditions of this story deflect from Jesus Christ). Even the materialism that surrounds Christmas shopping is an attempt to distract us from Jesus Christ being the reason for the season.

But the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church or Her Savior! So buy a nativity scene to go along with your Christmas decorations so that your family knows what Christmas is really about. Merry Christmas! We love you 🙂

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What Does Revelation 13:2 Mean by ‘Great Authority’?

The front side (recto) of Papyrus 1, a New Tes...

The front side (recto) of Papyrus 1, a New Testament manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew. Most likely originated in Egypt. Also part of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (P. oxy. 2) Currently housed in: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 13:2

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

In order to understand the nature and scope of this “great authority,” we have to understand what authority means. Let’s look at the definition:

The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.

“he had absolute authority over his subordinates”

synonyms: power, jurisdiction, command, control, charge, dominance, rule, sovereignty, supremacy

As we can see, the definition of authority alone is pretty strong. So to be ‘great’, the authority must acquire an additional attribute, an additional level of power that makes ‘authority’ above other authorities. There are a few bible verses that provide clues as to the scope and context of authority that may help:

Matthew 20:25
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. (see also Matthew 8:9, Mark 10:42 and Acts 8:27)

Acts 26:12
Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests. (See also Acts 9:14 and 26:10)

The symbols of Revelation

The symbols of Revelation (Photo credit: Waiting For The Word)

The first verse describes secular Gentile authority, which is usually associated with the beast in New Testament bible prophecy. The second verse describes a religious-spiritual based authority that Paul had from the Jewish religious leaders in Jerusalem. This Jewish authority represented the power of a state within a state, whereby Paul was able to travel outside Jerusalem and persecute the early Church anywhere in the Roman world. Jesus Christ was described as having authority

1. to cast judgment (John 5:27)

2. to explain the mysteries of scripture (Matthew 7:29, Mark 1:22)

3. to control the weather (Matthew 8:26)

4. to cast out demons (Mark 1:27, Luke 4:36)

5. to give His authority to His servants (Mark 13:34, Luke 9:1, Luke 19:17)

6. to conquer all earthly authority (1 Corinthians 15:24)

7. to cure diseases (Luke 9:1)

Beast and the Harlot

Beast and the Harlot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So we have a description of (1) secular authority and (2) religious authority. Now imagine a hierarchical system that combined secular with religious (or pseudo-religious) authority. Revelation 13 describes such a system. Satan, who as Lucifer wanted to be like God the Father, copies the Lord’s power, and Revelation 13 gives us a description of this system. There is the beast with great authority ruling over the seas (the people). And on top of this beast, high above and almost out of the site of the peoples is Harlot, “Mystery Babylon the Great.” She rides this beast out of site of the people, greatly influencing the beast with her pseudo-religious authority in order to complete the deception of the people by every channel of authority possible, including modern methods of control such as modern bureaucracies that aggregate ever increasing powers over every aspect of life, mass media, worldwide military power through great alliances, commercialism and the absolute control of buying and selling. And just as God the Father put it in Jesus’ mouth what He should speak (John 12:49-50), so the dragon (Satan) gives communication authority to the beast, and the beast gives it, in turn, to its image to speak on its behalf and reinforce authority with the death penalty (Rev. 13:4-17).

May the Lord bless us to persevere under such great, anti-Christ authority!

Rev. 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

The Worldwide Kingdom of Satan: Advanced Criminal Conspiracy Analysis

Jerusalem

Jerusalem (Photo credit: swallroth)

Most people only consider low level crime planning by common criminals as conspiracies. For instance, when the local news reports about a bank robbery or jewelry heist involving more than one person, such criminal conspiracies are easy to understand so it is accepted by most. Even when an art museum is looted of its prized rare paintings by smart art thieves, the average person can comprehend that. But when it comes to far more advanced conspiracies at higher levels involving governments and militaries, unfortunately the average person gets overwhelmed with the concept and the details, and at some point, they deem it impossible because it is beyond their comprehension. Such advanced conspiracies usually operate at multiple levels of deception:

  1. Lone Fall Guy.” Easy to identify lone fall guy – this kind of person can be innocent or guilty but is considered a loner who keeps to himself or is crazy. Most people will fall for this level of deception because either they don’t have time to weigh the evidence and research the details or they simply are not smart enough to think things through. The assassins of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Pres. McKinley, and others fit the profile of the lone fall guy.
  2. Fall Guy Organization.” When level 1 does not work, then the next level of deception is to use an official government agency, military or business as a “fall guy” so to speak. For instance, government-run intelligence and military agencies are typical fall guy organizations. CIA, FBI, KGB, etc., are such organizations. Big banks are other kinds of fall guy organizations. Even larger street gangs and drug cartels can fall in this category. Most of the remaining “thinkers” will fall for this level of deception.
  3. Secretive Leaders of Fall Guy Organizations.” When level 2 does not work, then the criminal conspirators get worried but they rely on the leaders of the “fall guy” organizations to be caught. Such leaders are usually part of secret societies like Freemasons, Council on Foreign Relations, Bildebergers, Skull and Crossbones, Mafia/Mob, a false religious body tied to certain targeted religions (Pharisee Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc) and so on. This level of deception can be dangerous for those who are not satisfied with level 2. These fall guy organization leaders are the ones who run the “harlot daughters” of Mystery Babylon the Great, and they are initiated into the “outer temple” of mysteries and will do what they can to protect their status. But they don’t run things, despite the fact they think they do. They are led by a group of mystery men who worship Satan and all that is evil and are looking to turn the world over to him in exchange for benefitting from the wealth of the world.
  4. Mystery Babylon the Great.” When level 3 does not work, things get interesting. At this level, you’re dealing with “Mystery Babylon the Great Mother of Harlots.” This is the spiritual Queen of Heaven that the world worships and that Satan holds up as his daughter. She hates those who oppose her conspiracy, which has the goal of killing all enemies, especially Christians in the Church. Her dress hides the filth of her murderous lust and the mystery rites of ancient times she relies on to seduce the nations towards blasphemy. She loves to get drunk on the blood of the saints. She pursues the Church in order to devour it, but the Lord will protect His people at the appointed time. Until then, some will go off into captivity (slave or prison camps) while others will be killed, including beheadings. As mentioned in Level 3, the leaders at this level are actively conspiring to turn the world over to Satan and have blinded many into not believing in spiritual matters so that they take over the world when we least expect it. Just as the Lord established King David’s throne in Jerusalem via his son Solomon, so these men want to re-create that throne in Jerusalem, but with Satan replacing God Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the Prophets, and Jesus Christ our Savior. This is what Daniel referred to as the kingdom of iron and clay (the Clay Kingdom for short). They established democracy, communism, Marxism, socialism and capitalism to destroy old world monarchies and replace them with new world “harlot friendly” beast government systems.

Pray that the Lord Jesus strengthens us in these dark times. And for those who don’t believe in Jesus Christ, we can still peacefully co-exist without being mortal enemies. Why let such evil come between us? Amen.