Enwelu M. Hananayah
In both religious and political systems, many people focus on power, wealth and recognition. In these systems, falsehood is told and deceptive promises are made to the pliable to remain lull, without knowing that everything people do contrary to divine mandate is without any doubt, leading to destruction.
Divine truth is absolute! In divine truth, there is no flaw and it does not change, rather it marches forward. Seeking and embracing divine truth makes everyone who treasures in it free, from falsehood, slavery and superstitions. Almighty God whose name alone, is YHWH (Psalm 83:18 Jerusalem Bible) created the universe with power of his mouth. This is His word and his word (John 17:17) is truth. Did you read that I said, whose name alone? The four letter consonant is called ‘tetragrammaton’. This is the Divine name and it is written seven times in the first four of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-11). Yes, the Creator has only one name, and many titles to describe him. However, we should be mindful that description is not name, since it could be ascribed or usurped by anyone else.
Since after the first couple, Adam and Eve disobeyed YHWH, both truth (what is good) and falsehood (what is evil) have been operating on parallel dimension. There are two groups of people that emerged after the fall, children of the woman and offspring so the serpent (Genesis 3). Why has everyone chosen to call Creator of heaven differently? Are they calling the Creator really?
There are many names people calls, but a common one, GOD has been adopted. Is GOD name or title really correct, knowing that Moses who encountered Almighty in the Burning Bush never called Him such, even after He persuaded Moses to go and tell leaders of Israel that Elohim (Mighty ones) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob sent him? Not shaken, Moses maintained and demanded to know his name. If the word God, is translated correctly, it means mighty one. We should be aware that mighty one means many things to many people at the same time. More sternly, the greatest mistake man has made was to give his Creator name or names of disrepute. Man is creating God. Did Creator not have name? Do people worship whom they do not know?
Moses is Author of the first-five Books in the Bible beginning with Genesis which means, “The Beginning”. I call these books scripture. Before he began writing, Moses had encountered Almighty for some months earlier in the land of Midian (Exodus 3) when was demanded go back to Egypt to meet king of Egypt, to let Israel go. Would not anyone ask why the correct name is of this Mighty One not written in Genesis 1:1? I believe that name of Almighty Creator YHWH, should have contained right from the beginning. Very sad that it has been omitted and the answer is simply this: false pen of the Scribes/Translators employed substitution such as God, the Lord and names of nations Gods which are idols according to Psalm 96:5. Micah 4:5.
Consider this: After Angel Lucifer, became covetous and discontented with his exalted position in heaven, he wanted the position of Archangel Michael who is the Word. For creating Angels in their Image and after their likeness, Lucifer would not see any difference in appearance, beauty and stature between him and Michael, so he felt that his position should be at the right hand of Ancient of Days, whom Lucifer believed is superior to him in splendor. To effect this be campaigned (tale process) among the angels for support promising them handsome packages and elevation if they take over government. One-third of the angels were convinced and Lucifer led them to stage coup that was foiled by Michael. After this, Lucifer was relieved of his exalted position and creation of Adam and Eve was effected. And we knew what happened, how Lucifer vowed to destroy their creation, so that many would also get lost with him. Having deceived Adam and Eve, Devil was granted ownership of earth. To retrieve this from devil and maintains earth’s rightful ownership, Michael emerged to pay the price. Immediately, plan of salvation was set in motion.
Religion and Religions
How did religion come into be? Is Almighty Creator religion? Is religion truth? Did YHWH create religion? Does religion lead to good moral behavior or should religion come into be by accepting Divine truth? Does religion prevent people from being evil and vile? Was there religion in the beginning? Should Almighty Creator be limited to religion or he is in control of all sphere of life? Should telling truth be limited to religion or truth should be told in all things? In fact, war between offspring of woman and offspring of serpent present two forms of worships, true worship and false/vain worship. This is the evidence of religion.
Fortunately, Christ made a claim that offends religions and falsehood so much. He says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” John 14:6. Meanwhile, there was Judaic religion on the ground at that time and even till this day. While, Christ’s claim is absolute truth, offspring of the devil do not accept it.
The title of the gospel is Religious Errors And Mistakes Leaders Make. Did this reader believe religion has errors and leaders are engrossed in mistakes? Before you go on raining brimstone and fire that would not cook an egg, this Writer did not make it up. This is scripture and exposition of scripture, though many people do not study and would not see the obvious evidence that religions are agencies of devil.
In his days on earth, Judaism played role in standing opposed to the Messiah and truth. Judaism also stood tall in condemning the innocent and taking advantage of the oppressed. Jewish leaders were the drivers of Judaism which has been adulterated after Moses, Yahshua (Joshsua) and Prophet Samuel. In fact, Israel started drifting from truth and righteousness when she craved for a King.
Book of Revelation has a lot to tell humanity but only few people study this all important end time book. No wonder the Book has blessing for understanding its message. Book of Revelation is the only Book in the entire Bible that has blessing: “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written – Revelation 1:3. Fortunately, the Revelator, Yohanan (John) was given the message in 95AD, this was 65 years after the resurrection of the Christ and his ascension into heaven.
To get the message crystal clear, written in Daniel 7: 23 “He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast (Roman Empire) is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms (Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece) and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom (when Rome fell). After them another king (Papacy/Christianity) will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. 26 “ ‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away (this happened in 1798 AD, Pope Pius VI was captured by Napoleon, taken captive. He dies on Feb 10) and (will be) completely destroyed forever (at second coming). 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’
Many Bible believers/readers did not understand this prophecy that foretold religion of Rome. Little background: Rome ruled over Israel in the days of Christ until 476AD. Rome hated the Jews and the Jews delivered the Messiah to Rome. Romans have many Gods and Saviors to their boasts such as Mithra, Pan, Jupiter, Cybele, Venus, Saturn, Lupercus, Zeus, Mars, Tiu, Woden, Friggs goddess, to mention but a few.
After the departure of Christ, the Apostles were heavily persecuted from within and from Rome. Romans did not know the mighty one of Israel, YHWH. To them, Roman Gods were mightiest. Who is YHWH God Rome boasted, just like King Pharaoh said before Moses in 1437 BC? Fortunately, in 70 AD, Rome was led to destroy Jerusalem and they carried away the sacred documents. This gave Roman religion, Mithraism to claim Christianity and she falsified sacred scripture. It is Rome that decided and produced what is called, “The Holy Bible”. Read its reference again, The Holy Bible. Compare with by adding, ‘The’ to your name, if it will not sound mockery and sounding indefinite.
According to Daniel’s prophecy in Chapter 7:24b-25, Leadership of Roman religion will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints, and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time (1260 years from 538 AD -1798 AD). This prophecy has been fulfilled in Roman Catholic Christianity. Did everybody know it is Roman Catholic religion that changed the Fourth Commandment of Almighty God from Seventh day Sabbath to First day Sunday? Did everybody know that Roman Catholic Christianity removed Second Commandment from her beliefs? Did everybody know it is Rome/Roman Catholic that gave the world January 1st New year? It is Roman Catholic religion that baptized and transformed many pagan feasts (Tammuz birth day into Christmas, Canaanite’s female deity Ishtar to Easter, Ash Wednesday, Lenten period etc). Did everybody know that all the celebrated Christian feasts were pagan rooted? In fact, the only divine feasts are Seventh Day Sabbath observance and annual Observance of New Blood Covenant on Abib 14th at even.
Roman Empire Fell
Roman Empire fell in 476 AD and was broken into horns/kings or ten tribal nations/kings and later, another king having man’s mouth and spoke boastful words rose from Rome. This horn is Roman Religion headed by Bishop of Rome. This horn waged war with three kings and uprooted them. Then, little horn reigned over the seven horns and dominated over them all. This was the dark ages when Roman religion held dominion on the nations of Europe.
According to Revelation 12, heads of the red dragon beast has crowns presented that the devil executed dominion on earth through religious systems. Who is dragon? Answer: Revelation 12:6 defines dragon is devil, Satan, Ancient serpent. This is confirmed, right. Similarly, Revelation 13: John writes in 1 The dragon (physical devil) stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. Did we see that Revelation 12 states that devil has ten horns and seven heads having seven crowns Revelation 13 now mentions sea beast having seven heads wearing names of blasphemy. It means that devil is driving the sea beast. So what do the heads present?
We flip further to Revelation 17 which writes, “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while”.
Note: Heads have been referred to be hills. So what do hills represent?
Hint: We look for parallel statement used in scripture:
Here we go:
Before Solomon built the temple, notice where the people worshiped. “The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places, because a temple had not yet been built for the Name of YHWH. Solomon showed his love for YHWH by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.” (1 Kings 3: 2,3) Years later, after Solomon died, Israel’s apostasy matured. Notice what they did: “They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree. There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.” (1 Kings 14:23, 24)
These few verses explain why the seven heads are called seven hills (or mountains). In ancient times, mountains were believed to be the footstools of God (or gods). (Exodus 19:12; Psalm 95:5; 1 Chronicles 28:2) Remember God’s dramatic presence on the mountains of Sinai, Carmel and Moriah? (Fire came down and consumed the offerings of Solomon at the dedication of the temple that was built on Mt. Moriah.) Therefore, it should not seem strange that mountains were believed to be footstools of the gods in ancient times. Many native religions still believe their gods dwell on the mountaintops to this very day. God is direct and to the point – symbolism is both direct and simple – the seven heads are seven hills. Even David helps us understand this concept: “I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” (Psalm 121:1 KJV). Therefore hills refer to where people look up for knowledge and understanding of the Creator, thus religion.
The seven heads are seven blasphemous religions systems (or authorities) that people look up to as having the truth about God. Take note of the description, blasphemous!!!!!
They are the following:
- Heathenism is religion apart from the knowledge of the true God of Heaven. In this religious system, man creates his own gods according to fantasy or whim. This is blasphemy
- Atheism denies the existence of Creator of the Universe and His claims upon man. This is blasphemy
- Judaism rejects the teachings of YHWH and Messiah and seeks salvation through obedience and ceremonies. This is blasphemy
- Eastern Mysticism teaches that man can become Almighty. This is blasphemy
- Islam also denies that Christ is the Son of God and is not the Savior of the world. This is blasphemy
- Catholicism Christianity teaches about co-mediatrix Saviour and mixes gospel with traditions of nations. This is blasphemy
- Protestantism Christianity belittles teaching of Christ with grace gospel. This is blasphemy
Using religions in those days, devil committed gross human destruction.
However, in the days ahead during the time of the end, Revelation 13 states that devil’s agencies of destruction are the ten horns. Catch it, these horns wear crowns. This means that devil transfers his power and great authority to the political systems of the world. They will reign with him for a short period; as second coming of Christ marks their destruction and end of mortal life on earth. The redeemed will be taken to heaven- John 14:1, earth will lie desolate for 1000 years.
Beast of Revelation 13:1
- Is world government.
- This world government consists of the world’s religious and political systems.
- This world government will receive its power, throne and authority from the devil.
- This world government Beast will astonish everyone and overpower everything that has authority.
- This world government will stand in direct opposition to the authority of God.
When great tribulation will commence
When the fourth seal is broken (Revelation 6:7-8) great tribulation will start. The beast from the sea will rise. This beast has two components: The heads and the Horns. In between them is Antichrist – appearing of Devil, Satan. Devil will be appearing upon earth at the fifth trumpet sound on the 891th day into great tribulation (Revelation 9). Great tribulation comprises seven trumpets (God’s wrath with mercy) and seven last plagues (God’s wrath without mercy) and will be initiated by a world-wide earthquake (Revelation 8:3-5). Using the gospel of the Kingdom in Matthew 24:14, God’s wrath with mercy will separate the sheep from goats.
When the earthquake occurs, Christ’s end time soldiers, 144000 ordinary people selected and sealed will begin proclaiming gospel of the Kingdom message- Matthew 24:14, Revelation 14: 6-7. There are three messages that consist gospel of the kingdom- Revelation 14:6-10.
Modern Babylon and Inter-religions form
Having seen that first-four trumpets have been sounded and four elements; heaven and earth, the sea and spring of waters (Revelation 14: 7b) have been given mortal blows, fear will ignite everyone on earth except the 144000 servants. At this time, religious leaders in the world will rise up and reason that the Creator is angry. This question will be asked, who are these leaders speaking for and how are their religions? How will they appease the Creator they blaspheme? They will quickly rise up to fashion out way of appeasing this Almighty so that his judgment will stop. Because each religion is blasphemous, there would be no consensus as everyone believes differently. At this point, they will embrace crisis compromise that every nation should take care of itself. This body is called Babylon. Babylon presents confusion! Everyone will be expected to embrace law to enthrone true moral in people as will be instituted by the supposed moralists. The problem here is that what is accepted by Muslims is rejected by others. Will everyone see confusions at this time? Then, 144000 servants will proclaim second gospel message, ‘Fallen, fallen’ is Babylon (Revelation 14:8). It means that religious leaders do not know the Creator, and all the religions are false, corrupt. This exposure by 144000 servants of Christ will anger religious leaders, religious bigots and the wicked church goers.
What follows now is persecution and serious persecution. At this time, there will be three groups of people; those who have accepted the gospel, those who chose to remain in their religions for life and those who are opposed to the gospel and Babylon. There will be much murder and this is just the beginning. After some weeks, fifth trumpet will sound (Revelation 9). What is this trumpet sound? What comes out of it? This is when Devil with his numerous demons will be allowed to come out of the Abyss. In 2 Thess. 2: Paul writes, 9 “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” Devil will be appearing on earth on the 891st day into great tribulation with his 200,000000 demons all being almost 15 feet tall and enormous huge. He will last for 445 days.
Upon his appearing, third gospel message will be proclaimed, “do not worship the beast” (Revelation 14:9). When this Antichrist, devil appears, he will belong to the religious kings, become the eighth king and leader over them. This was role Little Horn (Bishop of Rome/Pope) played during dark ages over the nations of Europe for 1260 years. Remember that Christ did mention and warned concerning devil and his demons in Matthew 24:22-25. In fact, Christ is sending Antichrist upon earth to torment only those who have not accepted the gospel (Revelation 14:7, call to keep the Sabbath day Holy on Saturday by everyone on earth- Exodus 20:8-11), hopefully, they would have a change of mind and receive it and be saved. This exercise will last for 5 months. While, there will be plus and minus outcome, regrettably, Devil will use signs, miracles and wonders to deceive billions. Many will believe he is Christ, that second coming has happened and God of Elijah is on earth. Christians will sing songs and follow him.
Unknown to many, when Angle Lucifer was banished from heaven on the resurrection day, he was hurled down to earth in April 30 AD. However, Revelation 13:11 states that when devil comes out of earth, he has two horns. While Christ has seven horns, devil has just two. Devil’s two horns present his power and dominion over religious system and political systems in the world.
After devil has garnered billions disciples on his side, those who accept him as Almighty God, who has arrived to establish his kingdom on earth, he will command that everyone who is not on his side will be eliminated. No God or King will tolerate rebellion. At this time, sixth trumpet will sound and a world-wide war will take place. Concerning the outcome of this coming war, Revelation 13 writes, 7 “It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear. 10 “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.” This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.”
The devil having defeated and crushed all oppositions will demand that an Image be created. What is this Image? In the days of ancient king of Babylon, he made and erected a political Image- a consolidation of the materials of the dream God of Heaven gave him; gold+ silver, + bronze + iron + clay respectively into just one metal material- GOLD (Political Image). For end time image, Antichrist will create and set up a religious Image! This is consolidation of the worship days in a week, Sunday + Friday + Sabbath Day into SUNDAY for all people. This is religious Image of the king and Lord devil.
Revelation 13 writes, 13 And it (the Antichrist, Devil) performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. On the beast of Revelation 13:1, one head was given mortal wound but yet liveth. This head is Roman Christianity in 1798 AD. End time Image is made in the honor.
Therefore, when we look behind and gather information on how Christianity fared in the past after persecuting Apostles of Christ, her atrocity was horrible and remains horrible. Christianity fell 360 degrees into apostasy. Immediately this Image is made, Devil will eliminate every religion with their leaders, as his image replaces them. Therefore, when God is on earth, what is the essence of divergent religions? Image of the beast is the one world religion, or Mystery Babylon the Great. Wait, it is coming!!
At this point, 144000 servants give warning gospel message, ‘do not worship Image of the beast’ (Revelation 14:9b). Still many God’s children being held in captivity all over the world for rejecting to worship devil and worship his purported image. Furthermore, Antichrist/devil will create mark of the beast. This mark presents name of devil and number of his name. The 144000 servants will finally give warning ‘do not to receive the mark’ or they will be poured the wrath of Almighty without mercy (Revelation 14:9c-10).
What is Mark of Devil? Is it number 666 really? How will number 666 be name of devil and number of his name? For your consideration: Revelation 19:11 writes that, Christ will be appearing with a brand new name, so devil will also be coming with a name not known for now and no wonder the warning message will be given after he has created his name is revealed. Meanwhile, at no time is mark of the devil beast is the number 666; instead, what happens is that after this war in future, and damming destruction it will leave behind, survival will be difficult. In order to manage and have full control of everyone, devil will group everyone in 1000s. In heaven, Angels are grouped in 1000s. From this group, devil will choose his representative, who will receive his name on forehead, as such, 1000-1 = 999. In the remaining number, devil will kill one-third to show everyone that he is not joking nor tolerate rebellion, thus, 999-333= 666. Therefore, these 666 people will gladly accept forced submission to receive devil’s number in the right hand for sparing their life. Mark of the beast is not number 666; instead, 666 people will receive the number. Mark of devil is solely devil’s technology for there will be no technology of man working at this time. Microchips will not work. Computers will not work. Electricity will become history. Mark of the beast is a physical and non-transferable tattoo that will be inscribed on the body of everyone who worships devil. People’s body will be ID card. Having accomplished all these, Antichrist will collapse all the countries in the world into just ten countries only and he becomes King of kings and Lord of lords. These ten countries are the ten horns on the beast (Rev. 12, 13) or the ten toes in the dream foretelling the world in Daniel 2.
Christ closes offer of Salvation
Salvation will close on the 1260th day into great tribulation and Almighty will display Ten Commandment in the full view of the living and much light will be shown on the fourth commandment which the wicked have ridiculed and rejected. In their line of duty, devil with his demons and forces on earth will murder all the 144000 servants, deny their burial. Amazingly, on the 1265th, Christ will raise them up from dead in the full view of everyone. They will ascend to heaven to accompany hosts of heaven back to earth 70 days later to harvest the redeemed at second coming. The seven last plagues, God’s wrath without MERCY will be poured upon everyone who worships devil, worships image of the beast and received mark of the beast. These plagues will not affect everyone who accepts the gospel and is sealed with righteousness of Christ. Will this reader finally receive mark of the beast? Receiving it means one has judged self with eternal annihilation which will become ashes under the sole of the righteous- Malachi 4:5.
How glorious second coming will be.