That we might know what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty Power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His Own right hand . . . far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, and every He is Risen !
name that is named !”
The Chosen One ?
The world awaits a coming Champion, a Saviour, and a King. But who will this man be? And under what spiritual influence will he set up his throne and reign? Every religion and culture of the ages has foretold of the coming of a “universal teacher;” a being who it is said, will restore mankind to a golden age of peace and prosperity.
But who will this Chosen one be?
“In the very near future, people everywhere will have the opportunity to witness an extraordinary and significant sign, the like of which has been manifested only once before, at the birth of Jesus . . . this mysterious event is a sign, and heralds the beginning of Maitreya’s open mission. Soon after the sign appears in our skies, Maitreya will . . .”
– Share International, Master’s Artilces, January/February 2009
It is this coming false-christ which the LORD warns His people of in the pages of the Holy Bible! It is he who will set himself upon a throne, and claim to be God (deity), once again manifest in human flesh. It is this being, who from the beginning has set himself in opposition and sought to usurp the place and Divine authority of the True, and One and Only Begotten Son of Almighty GOD !
And it is he of whom the prophet Daniel speaks of; as the one who will exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, even against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation* be accomplished . . .
“For he shall magnify himself above all. And in his estate shall he honour the god of forces . . . And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy Mountain (Zion, Moriah); yet he shall come to his end, and none shall
help him . . . !”
– Daniel 11:36-38 & 45 ref: Daniel 2:27-45
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the Only True and Living God. He is The
One without beginning, nor end of days. He is Jehovah, He is the LORD God Almighty!
He is El Shaddai, the LORD of hosts, He is Yehuwah Elohim, He is the Creator of
the heavens, the earth and and the sea; and all that in them is !
The great I AM THAT I AM . . . Yehuwah Elohim !
The God = Elohim, Mighty, Almighty One
Abraham = father of many nations
Isaac = laughter, laughs, to have in derision
Jacob = the supplanter, deceiver
The Almighty Father of many nations laughs and has in derision the supplanter !
He is the Eternal Father Who “so loved this world, that He gave up His Only Begotten Son (Jesus, Yehushua), that whosoever believeth (trusts, has faith) in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life! For GOD sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved (delivered, set free, ransomed, healed and made whole) !
. . . He that believeth on Him (trusts in His life, His death on Calvary, and His resurrection the third day) is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the Only Begotten Son of God. Revealtion 5:5
Jesus (Yehushua) = Jehovah saves, Yehuwah’s Salvation !
The devil and all his evil spirits have deceived almost the entire world about God’s character, and His great love for all mankind in giving His Son to live a perfect and sinless Life for each of us; then giving His life to pay the penalty which we all justly deserve; and raising Him to Life again, that we also through Him and His abiding Presence might rise to walk in righteousness, holiness, and newness of Life.
In the far east and middle east, and now even in the west; men have chosen to serve the creation rather than the Creator. But the Holy Scriptures say, “They are without excuse: for when they knew God, they glorified Him not as Elohim (The Almighty), neither were they thankful (gave Him thanks for all His blessings of Life); but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened !
And professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory (likeness) of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible (decaying, and depraved) man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things . . . ”
In the Eastern mind, “Tao,” or “Dao,” is the supreme god. It is a “Force” and an “energy” rather than a personal being; which is said to encompass and animate the entire universe. This force is said to be composed of two equal and yet opposite poles. In psychology this would be called,
“dialectic” thinking, or “dualism”.
These two opposites forces are said to unite to form one “god;”
a power to which they attribute both good, and evil. The Taoist,
Buddhist, and Hindu portray this pagan idea of deity with the
familiar symbols of yin/yang, the hexagram, and others . . .
These symbols may be seen in many forms today, adorning oriental
restaurants, Sobe energy drinks, the company logos for Pepsi & Sprite,
Symatec (makers of Norton internet security), and even the modern Recycling logo on many boxes.
In some forms it will appear as two serpents or fish chasing one another in a
circle. Or as a single serpent swallowing it’s own tail (Ouroboros). The concept
that the universe is recreating itself, or on the brink of a new age of spiritual rebirth.
The worship of the stars ?
Another very popular method of expressing the concept of “Taoism“, is with the male (upright), and female (inverted) triangle. When these two geometric shapes are joined, they form what is commonly known as the hexagram,
or “Star of David.”
These symbols stand for the union and joining of fire and water, heavens and earth, divinity and humanity. The pagan occult religions teach that it will be through this union of male and female “energies,” that man may reach his final stage of evolution into godhood. And thus we see the move toward open and accepted adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and perversion.
By tearing down the walls of protection given to us by our Creator (Jehovah and the Lord Jesus Christ) , and repeated in glory and splendor from the heights of Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17); we have opened the doors, and unleashed every unclean, lewd and rebellious spirit into our homes and families.
Not only is man being joined to woman with no discretion, with no conscience of right and wrong, without the Covenant of marriage, and blessings of the LORD God; but mankind is also being united in spiritual ties to the demonic world, under the influence of the great deceiver, ha Satan.
This symbol of the hexagram, nor it’s counterpart the yin/yang was ever used by king David; and the only references in the Holy Scriptures to this star are when Jehovah God rebukes His children for using this pagan and idolatrous symbol as a means of worshipping Him.
ref: Acts 7:41-43, Amos 5:26-27
Only extra-Biblical historians record any account of this symbol in the lineage of king David; and these are never recorded as acts of godliness and righteousness; but rather of wickedness, rebellion and iniquity. When Solomon, David’s son, turned away from his loyalty and worship of the True and Living God (Jehovah, Yehuwah). And through his unrighteous marriages to heathen women; he began living to please them rather than his Creator & Redeemer; and in serving their pagan gods, even Ashtoreth, Molech, and Chemosh; he sinned yet even more in learning in the ways of their
idolatrous philosophies and religions. the Rothschild
ref: I Kings 11:4-14 ‘Red Shield’
Hear the words of the wisest man to ever walk the earth. Words given by inspiration of the Spirit of Jehovah. After a life in sorrow, and many years in backsliding from the LORD, king Solomon spoke these admonishions and instructions for the generations to come . . .
“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not,
nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them . . . Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God (reverence Elohim), and keep His Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil . . . !” Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13-14
“When thou art come into the landwhich the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. . . Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these, the nations are defiled which I cast out before you. And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity (perversity, mischief) thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants !
Ye shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations . . . That the land spue not you out also. . . For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them, shall be cut off from among their people . . . And the LORD (Yehuwah) spake unto Moses, saying . . . Ye shall be holy; for I the LORD am Holy !”
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 & Leviticus 18:22-19:2
Because of his idolatry and apostasy, Yehuwah (Jehovah) told Solomon, that He would take the kingdom from his hands; and that it would not pass unto his son; because Solomon walked not in the steps of his father David, to obey the commandments of the LORD. Although through the mercy of Jehovah, Solomon was led to repentance before he died, the kingdom was rent from his hands, and the nation was divided.
Who is this man? And why does this symbol adorn his miter ?
The symbols of the hexagram, the ancient yin/yang, circle with the dot in the center, and well as the swastika have been used by Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Babylonian magic, witchcraft and the occult, long Roman Pontiff
before any came to be used by the modern “state of Israel.”
Astonishingly, in every culture across the globe, where we find this six-pointed star,or hexagram, it is always used to represent the ancient “sun god” and it’s worship.
Probably the most startling symbol used in the ancient world to
express the “Dao,” is the swastika. Most westerners are familiar with this symbol from Nazi Germany; but little do they realize that Hitler adopted this symbol of power because of his fascination with the mysticism of India.
He was a devote student of the occult writings of Madam H.P.
Blavatsky; and he openly promoted much of the pagan teachings in her
books. H.P. Blavatsky was the founder of an occult organization during the
later part of the 1800’s, called the “Theosophical Society.”
She was a professed “Buddhist” and traveled extensively in the far east, especially India and Tibet; seeking hidden knowledge and personal instr-uction from Hindu Gurus, and “ascended masters” (spirits of demons,
impersonating the dead). She became an infamous occultist and leader in the “new age thought” movement. Through most of her teachings, she heralded the coming of an “Universal,” or “Cosmic-christ” figure called Lord Maitreya.
This being is said to be the “world teacher,” who is to lead all mankind into the golden age of spiritual awakening, and godhood. And it was through the teachings of Blavasky, Alice Baily and other ‘enlightenment’ gurus, that the religion and philosophy of Hinduism and the new age has
had it’s rise in America and England.
And it is through these eastern mystical/meditative practices that mankind is being prepared for a ‘new age’ initiation into the coming one-world religion of an anti-christ.
And it is this ‘universal-christ‘ which the LORD’s children have been
forewarned of in the pages of the Holy Bible; that will be accepted by the
people of all religions, who have not received the Seal of Almighty God
(Jehovah, Yehuwah), and the Anointing of His Holy Spirit, through the
love of the Truth, and Salvation by faith which is in Christ Jesus !
“Even him, whose coming is after (by) the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivabl-eness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receiv-ed not the love of the Truth . . . Thy Word is Truth ! . . . that they
might be saved (delivered, set free, healed) . . . ! ref: John 17:17
And for this cause GOD shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be condemned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness . . .” II Thessalonians 2:9-12
Mysterious symbols –
And it is through the use of these mystical symbols, that the Devil
and his fallen angels are linking men, woman and little children together in societies; joining them as one in error, deception, and dis-
obedience to the Word of the Living God !
The Shaolin temple has used this budhist/hindu symbol for more than one thousand years. The Shaolin Swastika also known as the Buddhist Sun wheel, is said in modern times to mean “good luck” or “good fortune.” However, a more in-depth search reveals a much
darker meaning than most realize. To the Hindu, this symbol stands as
the second in one of 108 emblems of their supreme deity, Brahma,
Vishnu and Shiva; and each of the symbols four extensions are said to represent the rays of the sun (enlightenment). hindu swastika
This ancient pagan symbol is found in many cultures around the world; including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Rome, Greece, Egypt, and the among the native American peoples. In each culture, regard-less of the age, the swastika is always used in reference to the “sun god,” or “Universal Force.”
The prophetic book of Daniel portrays in great detail the rise of a power, and of a man who will claim to be “god on earth !” ancient greek medalion
This “man of sin,” (transgressor of Divine law – lawlessness) as the Bible calls him, will also be the “anti-christ” foretold in II Thessalonians chapter 2. The title of “anti-christ” literally means, “in place of” or “counterfeit” christ. And the number of his name will be six hundred, threescore and six, or 666.
What make this so striking, is the fact that according to Biblical numbering, six (6) is the number of man. for it was on the sixth day of creation that God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breated into him the breath of Life. And this is exactly what the dragon (that old serpent, the devil) desires mankind to look to for salvation . . . to look to himself, to see himself as his own ‘savior.’
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods (mighty ones) knowing good and evil . . . !” Genesis 3:1-5
Verily, this was, and has been the first and greatest temptation of the ages. And since that fateful day in the garden of Eden, man has been continually tempted to put himself in the place (seat) of God, tempted in every generation to place his own opinion and judgment above or on an equal plane with that of his Creator. And thus taking upon himself the very character and nature of Satan . . . that of ‘Self.’
But thus saith the LORD . . . “For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased (brought low); but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted !” Luke 18:9-14
So it is that this number 6, the number of man; the number of self is being used openly today by many companies on their products and logos. We list here only a few of the more popular examples: Monster Energy, 6 hour Power Energy drinks, ect.
Is this the mark of the beast? the power spoken of in Revelation 13; or are these merely outward symbols of the internal condition of men’s hearts. Emblems of his acceptance, worship and service of another god ?
Is mankind being prepared for the final crisis ?
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the Coming of the LORD) shall not come, except there come a fall-ing away (apostasy) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (Apolia – the destroyer, destruction); Who
opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God(Theos – Divinity), or that is worshipped; so that he as
God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself
that he is God !”
II Thessalonians 2:3-4
“And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas (Dead Sea and Mediterranean) in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him !” Daniel 11:45
The Taoist arts of Qi-gong, Tai-chi chuan, Hsing-yi, and Bagua zhang, also heavily employ the use of occult symbolism in the “Hand seals” or Mudras; and in creating “Talismans“. Within the last ten years alone, there has been a great number of books being made available at local book stores, giving detailed information on these practices. Information which at one time was considered hidden, or secret from the general public. Now, in these last days, the spirits of devils are going forth to deceive the whole world.
They are indoctrinating church members as well as the “unchurched,” in many of the different occult practices, and leading them into a dangerous affiliation with new age, and eastern mysticism; A familiarity which will cost millions their Salvation and Eternal life !
These mudras, or hand seals are symbols, shapes, or forms that act as doorways into the spirit world. A door that opens both ways. Often the practitioner will be taught that the symbol wields power to control, or bind an evil spirit; and use them to accomplish the will of the martial artist.
However, this far from the truth; For once the demons arrive, they
are in fact the ones who wield control. If the person steps upon enchanted ground, which is forbidden by the Word of Almighty God (Jehovah, Yehuwah); he then looses the freedom of his will. The farther he walks on the path of darkness, the more of his will is yielded the ‘sun seal’
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ! Because thou hast rejected knowledge (instruction), I will reject thee . . . Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God (Elohim) . . . !” Hosea 4:6
The “hand seal” which we are using as example to the right; is called
the “sun seal.” This hand formation is used in yoga, kung-fu, and tai-chi in particular; and is said to “open” the third eye, and to enable extrasensory abilities such as: telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance,
In reality however, using these techniques actually opens the door-
way to the spirit world, and channels demonic spirits to enter, influ-ence and even control the body of the practitioner. There may be an apparent gift of psychic ability, but as always there is a high cost; the price of one’s soul and eternal Salvation.
By practicing the worship and methods of the heathen, mankind
severs the connection to our Creator (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and tears down the walls of protection which our Father in heaven has, in His infinite wisdom built around our hearts and minds.
Thus saith the LORD . . .
“Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey ! Whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness ?”
“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, Thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations! There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth Divination,
or an observer of times (astrologer), or an enchanter, or a witch, or
a charmer (hypnotist), or a consulter with familiar spirits (medium),
or a wizard, or a necromancer (one who speaks
to the dead) . . . the Sorcerer’s stone
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee!”
“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards (a knowing one, guru, seer), to be defiled by them: For I Am the LORD thy God !” Leviticus 19:31
These seals or symbols identify to the spirit world that a person is open to the influence of these spiritual powers. And many celebrities even welcome the presence of these evil spirits in order that they may attain greater notoriaty, fame and fortune.
To the practitioner in the martial arts, the influence of these spirits (chi, ki, prana) is sought in order to gain healing or martial skills. Even the forms and kata of many popular styles of the martial arts, when practiced, create a symbol or “talisman” upon the floor of the school. Very much like “crop circles,” their true shape is known only to the initiated, unless seen from above!
It is these spiritual forces which the apostle Paul speaks of in his letter to the Ephesians Christians long ago . . . “the rulers of the darkness of this world, the spiritual wickedness in high places (of the air) !” Ephesians 6:12
Yet even if the symbol is unknown to the student; whether in ignorance or with knowledge, the doorway has still been opened. This is why the students will talk of the power they “feel” after performing many of the ancient kata taught by their instructors and masters. Many of these occult symbols are now showing up in the most common places; such as: Elementary school textbooks, medical journals, health food stores,
T-shirts, and ordinary household items.
Is it possible that the world is being initiated into a One World Religion ?
The Buddhist beads have always been a point of controversy among those professing Christianity, while yet practicing the tra-ditional Asian martial arts. Why do so many pagan religions all use these same emblems of worship?
These beaded necklaces are found in the Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Roman Catholicism, just to mention a few of the more well known religions. Why would someone who calls themself a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac) adorn themselves as the heathen ?
For what saith the LORD God Almighty ?
“Awake, awake; put on thy Strength O Zion (God’s people) . . . put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh! . . . put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city . . . Thy city and Thy people which are called by Thy name . . .
For henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise and sit down, O Jerusalem. Loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
For thus saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed without money . . . !”
Isaiah 52:1-7, Romans 13:14 & Daniel 9:19
Each of these religions use necklaces with a count of 108 beads . These prayer beads are used to help the worshipper keep count of the number of their prayers. Each bead also represents one of 108 manifestations of the deity. As each bead is rubbed during prayer, that god, or demigod, is petitioned for their protection and blessings.
By wearing these bead around one’s neck, the practitioner is said to be under the protection of the entire Hindu pantheon. They are worn as a symbol of their loyalty and dedication to the gods which each bead represents; much the same way a wedding band symbolizes the union of a man and a woman. In many ancient cult-ures, the wearing of a necklace was a sign of possession, or ownership. The one wearing the jewel, or beads publicly acknowledges the benefit and protection of the giver, as lord.
Once the necklace has been used by a high level monk, it is believed to be blessed by these pagan deities. Often these necklaces are sought for by younger followers, hoping for some spiritual blessing to casts it’s shadow upon them.
The new age and occult practitioners also use jewelry in their worship of ‘nature,’ and as symbols of power. This jewelry may be in the figure of an occult icon, or emblem; or they may be as simple as a stone, which is said to be “energized” by some high level guru, or master. These items are becoming more commonly available at secular health food outlets, book stores and novelty shops. There are often holistic healers, yoga instructors, reiki masters, and wicca devotes, offering their services in diagnosis, and the “treatment” of disease.
Phiten Sport Jewelry ?
Recently, a new fad has taken the sports world by storm. Phiten sports necklaces are being worn by athletes in a wide field of athletic practices; ranging from football, baseball, soccer, weightlifting, and martial arts. The company which introduced these items to the world was founded by a Japanese man named, Yoshihiro Hirata, in 1983.
The claim is that through the materials of which the necklace is made, a chemical/ energetic change is made manifest in the ions of the human body; which in turn, produce greater athletic endurance and stamina. However, these necklaces have been repeatedly studied under laboratory analysis, and found to be lacking any physical, chemical, or electrical qualities whereby to substantiate the Phiten’s claims. Even sports doctors and researchers have openly admitted; that if there is any changes felt by the those wearing these necklaces, it must be due to mental, or spiritual influences alone !
These new sport necklaces bear a striking similarity to the new age magnetic jewelry, “energize” stones, occult amulets and charms. What makes them so deceptive is the way these eastern mystical philosophies are being repackaged in the west with “scientific” terminology and claimed medical benefits. But a wolf dressed in sheep clothing is still a wolf. The spiritual DNA of the beast is still the same.
Many new age and alternative health practitioners are encouraging their patients to turn to the pagan practices of the east, for treatment of disease, increased longevity, and renewal of health, rather than seeking health from the One (Jehovah, Yehuwah) Who created them.
Man is looking to every conceivable method of treatment; methods such as magnets, crystals, homeopathy, irridology, and acupuncture, yet refusing to follow by faith the Word of God and obey the instructions given him by the Great I AM !
For thus saith the LORD . . .
“And then they cry unto the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) in their trouble, and He saveth (sets free, delivers, brings Salvation) them out of their distresses. He sent His Word (Christ Jesus – ref: John 1:1-14), and He healed (cure, mend, repair and make whole) them, and delivered them from their destructions !” Psalm 107:19-20 ref: Luke 8:40-48
“And Jesus (Yehushua) returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee . . . and He went into the synagogue (church, congregation) on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read . . . And when He had opened the Book, He found the place where it
is written . . .
The Spirit of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to proclaim the Glad Tidings to the poor; he hath sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that
are bruised, and to proclaim the acceptable year* (time of acceptance ref: Luke 5:12-15
and grace) of the LORD !” Luke 4:14-19
“And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all ! . . .
That it might be fulfilled (filled full, brought to pass) which was spoken by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet, saying, Behold, My Servant, Whom I have chosen; My Beloved, in Whom My soul is well pleased: I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He shall shew judgment (justice, righteousness) to the Gentiles . . . And in His name (Yehushua – Jehovah saves) shall the Gentiles trust !” Matthew 12:15-21
“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck . . . My son, forget not My law (Instructions); but let thine heart keep My Commandments . . . For length of days, and long life, and Peace, shall they add to thee.
Let not mercy and Truth . . . Thy Word is Truth ! . . . forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; and write them upon the table of thine heart !” Proverbs 1:8-9 and 3:1-3
ref: John 17:17
“Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against Thee , O LORD, and cast Thy law behind their backs, and slew Thy prophets which testified against them to turn them unto Thee . . . And yet when they returned, and cried unto Thee, Thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst Thou deliver them according to Thy mercies.
And testifiedst against them, that Thou mightest bring them again unto Thy law (Instructions in righteousness): yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto Thy Commandments (ref: Exodus 20:1-17), but sinned against Thy judgments, which if a man shall do, he shall live in them; and withdrew their shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not listen !”
“For their heart was not right with Him, neither were they stedfast in His Covenant.
But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity (perversity, mischief), and destroyed them not: Yea, many a time turned He His anger away, and did not stir
up all His wrath . . . !” Psalm 78:37-39
Most people in the west when asked about ” idolatry,” think only of bowing down to statues and images made of wood, stone or gold; and take little thought of the deeper spiritual implications which our Creator gave to mankind when He spoke His instructions in righteousness, in awful ‘the Oscars Ceremony’
grandure from the heights of mount Sinai. courtesy of Little Light Studios
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin, unto death . . . for the wages of sin is death . . . or of obedience, unto righteousness ?”
What does it mean when men bow as they enter a dojo, or martial training hall ?
And of whom are the images, photographs, and paintings hanging on the walls behind the instructors to which they prostrate themselves in humility and reverence ?
“I Am the LORD (Yehuwah) thy God (Elohim – Almighty One) which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me (in My face). Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in th heaven above, or that is in th earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth:
“For great is the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods . . . For all the gods of the
people are idols, (nothing, vanity), but the LORD made the heavens !”
I Chronicles 16:25-26
“The heavens declare His Righteousness, and all the people see His Glory. But confounded be all they that serve (worship) grave images, that boast themselves of idols: Yea, worship Him, all ye gods . . . !” Psalm 97:6-7
“For GOD, Who commanded the Light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light (revealing) of the knowing (knowledge) of the glory of GOD in the Face of Jesus Christ . . .” II Corinthians 4:6
“For It is written, As I live, saith the Lord (Adoni – Sovereign King), every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to GOD . . .” Romans 14:11
& Isaiah 45:23
“Wherefore GOD also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus (Yehushua-YAH’s Salvation) every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth . . .
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac) is Lord (the Sovereign King), to the glory of GOD the Father !” Philippians 2:9-11
And why then are men, women and children required to remove their shoes as they enter many martial arts schools? Is it because the spirits which reside and are honoured there, demand homage and worship from mankind? Are they setting themselves up as gods in the lives of many unsuspecting martial artists ?
“And the Angel of the LORD (ref: Acts 7:30-42) appeared unto Moses in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush, and behold the bush burned with fire, and yet the bush was not consumed . . . And God (Elohim) called unto him, out of the midst of the bush, and
said . . .
Draw not nigh hither: Put off thy shoes from thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground ! . . . For I Am the God (The Mighty One – ref: Isaiah 9:6-7) of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob !”
When we bow before men in reverence or in fear; when we surrender our will to a man or angel in opposition to the Word of Almighty God; when we call a mere man Master, Rabbi or Father we are living in direct rebellion to the Holy One Who created and has redeemed us by His Own shed blood . . .
Does not the Holy Bible warn us that, “all these things happened unto them (ancient Israel) for ensamples: and they were written for our admonition (instruction, and encouragement), upon whom the ends of the world are come . . . !” I Corinthians 10:11
“And is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit . . . And I heard another Voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her My people, that ye be not partaker of her sins . . . !”
And “Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, made an image of gold, whose height was threescore (60 cubits), and the breadth thereof was six (6) cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon . . .Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image . . .
And they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, that at what time ye hear . . . all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image . . . And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace !”
“Now if ye be ready . . . to fall down and worship the image which I have made; ye shall be well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and Who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands ?
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If so be, Our Elohim (God) Whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship (bow before) the golden image which thou hast set up.” ref: Psalm 27:1-14
Daniel 3:1-18 & 1:6-7
“Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage (countenance) was changed . . . and he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one 7 times more than it was wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, and cast them into the burning fiery furnace . . .
And because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that bond Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego ! . . .
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied (astonished, dismayed), and rose up in haste, and spake . . . and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast 3 men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered, and said unto the king, True, O king . . .
Then he answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt, And the form of the fourth is like
the Son of GOD !” Daniel 3:19-25
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee. When thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee !” Isaiah 43:1-4
An Act of Worship ?
Note: Through the practice and familiarity with these pagan eastern arts, are we not being prepared to bow and yield homage to a one world religion and a ‘Universal’ Christ or spiritual leader today ?
And if we have accustomed ourselves to surrendering righteous principles in the Word of God, for the sake of unity with those who know not The LORD (Jehovah), and believe not in His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac) . . . Will it not be an easy step to bow before an image in order to preserve our lives ?
“And he doeth great wonders (signs, miracles), so that he
maketh fire (lightning) come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do . . .
And he said unto them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image (likeness, representation) to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and did live. And he had power to give life (breath, disposition) unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak (legislate), and cause (enforce) that as many as would not worship the beast should be killed !
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save (except) he that had the mark, or the name of
the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six . . . 666 !” Revelation 13:13-18
Who does this man, the Abbot of the Shaolin temple prostrate himself and bow in reverence and homage before? To whom does he serve and obey? And from whom does He receive his spiritual
power, gifts and abilities?
The picture to the right is a scene taken from the Shaolin temple, Hunan province. This shrine is known as the Hall of the Three Buddhas. The figures standing here, are they which receive all honor and worship throug-hout the Shaolin temple complex. Every act of obecience, every prayer is directed to
It is the bearded figure standing at the far outer right, to which we shall first direct our attention. Mahavira – hall of the 3 buddhas
This man is called Bodhidharma, or Da mo (hairy devil). He is
the patron saint of “Chan Buddhism.” And he is the 28th in a long lineage of disciples and teachers springing from the Founder of the
Buddhist religion in 563-483 BC.
Bodhidharma (Da mo) brought his revised version of Hinduism, also called Chan Buddhism, to the Shaolin temple from India, in the year four hundred sixty-four AD.
Legend tells, that it was he who taught the monks the methods of
physical movement combined with their meditation to enhance spiritual (occult) abilities. Through certain breathing, visualization techniques, and acts of worship, the monks were said to develop almost
supra-natural psychic and physical powers.
So what has been the cause of these Shaolin monk’s rise to fame in the world of martial arts. Was it merely that they trained longer and harder in their physical exercises? Was it because they ran faster and longer, or because they did greater number of push-ups and crunches than their counterparts around the world? Was there some special ingredient in their diet of rice and vegetables? Something hidden in the soil, or mountain on which their pagan temple was built?
Or can their unique abilities be credited to a more elusive spiritual power, working subtly in the things they were taught by this Hindu/Buddhist priest ?
The Secret of Shaolin’s spiritual power –
After Bodhidharma’s death, legend says that the disciples and monks of Shaolin found a book which he had left hidden in a wall of the temple or his tomb, which outlined a series of spiritual/physical exercises that would enable the Buddhist disciple to reach ‘enlightenment.’
It is this book, The”Muscle/Tendon Change Classics” written in his native Sanskrit Indian language; which is revered among Shaolin martial artists world wide. It is this book which is the foundation of all modern martial art kata, forms and qigong practices.
The spiritual principles of meditation, visualization, and deep breathing techniques which are revealed in it’s pages, are almost identical to another occult book written during the dark ages of Rome’s supremacy, in 1522-1524, by a Roman Catholic priest, named Ignatius Loyola.
Many churches in this country are now offering what are known as “spiritual retreats,” which use as their curriculum Loyola’s book; along with yoga, Chinese qigong, tai-chi, labyrinth walking, and new age practice called, “contemplative prayer.”
It is these pagan spiritual techniques, writings and eastern mystical philosophies which are bringing the protestant and Catholic churches together in a “new age christianity.” Blending all the worlds religions together as one . . . In preparation for the coming “Universal-christ,” and New World teacher.
But listen to the Voice of the Almighty God (El-Shaddai) of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob . . .
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings
of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and against His Anointed (Jesus Christ, Yehushua ha Moshiac), saying, Let us break Their bands asunder, and cast away Their cords from us. He
that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: The LORD shall have them in derision . . .
For I have set My King upon My holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: For the LORD (Yehuwah) hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee !”
Psalm 2:1-7 &
ref: Acts 13:32-35 the Orion nebula
“Which none of the princes (principalities) of this world knew: For had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory . . . For I have sworn by Myself, the Word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall swear !”
II Corinthians 2:8 & Isaiah 45:23
“Ask of Me (Yehuwah), and I shall give Thee (Yehushua) the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession . . . For I have yet reserved (remnant) unto Me seven thousand in Israel (ref: Galatians 3:6-7). . . who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal . . . and every mouth which hath not kissed him !”
Psalm 2:8, I Kings 19:18 & Romans 11:4
What role will the martial arts, tai-chi and yoga play in the coming of Maitreya – and in preparing the world for the last great deception and coming of Antichrist ?
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