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The Big Picture: Light Versus Dark Part 11

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

My Beloved Brother Steve continues:

The Novel Coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak is not an isolated event. It’s a device that has been mobilized by spiritual powers to achieve a spiritual strategic objective.

Spiritual Players: Kingdom of darkness (ruled by Satan) vs. Kingdom of God (ruled by Jesus).

Pawns: Nations, institutions, global population.

Defined Strategy: Pandemic.

Strategic Architect: Kingdom of darkness.

Strategic Mission: Slow down progress of The Transfer.

Reestablish economic containment strategy – Scarcity.

Regain control of global population.

Strategic Objective: To convert human reaction into spiritual momentum by creating disproportionate fear and panic in the world’s population, especially in the US.

Strategic Target: US Economy.

Device: Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19.

Misdirection: Human health crisis.

Actual Outcome: The Transfer advances, doesn’t slow.  Slingshot effect on US economy.  Brings necessary Period of Respite.  First phase of global repositioning.

Linkage

Linking global activities and events to spiritual sources isn’t a connection that people generally make or even attempt to make, especially among human governments or institutions. It’s just not the way we think. We’re rational, so to explain the unexplainable we look to things we can see, understand and know. . .or at least think we know.

And so, when examining the dynamics associated with an event like the coronavirus, few of us would think to start by posing the possibility that it may have a spiritual origin. And, because we don’t, we never consider the option that the Virus may be a device that’s been mobilized to achieve a spiritual aim. And yet, that’s what it is.

We don’t think in these terms because we’ve been trained to separate the physical earth that operates in time and space from the spiritual realm that operates. . .well. . .somewhere. And so, what happens there (in the spiritual realm) has no connection in our minds to what’s happening here (in the physical earth).

We do this to our peril because to solve a problem its source must first be identified. But, the source cannot be identified unless and until it is first seen. So, seeing is the first task. 

If an earthly problem, then, has a spiritual source, it doesn’t make sense to first search for – see – an earthly solution.  That’s like trying to fix a tree that bears lousy fruit by continuing to examine its fruit. So, when an earthly problem has a spiritual source, a spiritual remedy must be achieved before an earthly solution can be realized. This is the way it has always been, and this is the way it will be with the coronavirus.

This is how the creation works. YHVH gave His physical earth that operates in time and space to His physical and spiritual Man (both male and female) to rule WITH Him. This physical earth was inseparably connected to the spiritual realm where YHVH resides.

So, to YHVH the spiritual and the material are simply two sides of the same coin for Him and His Man. This is what makes Man unique among all the beings of creation. We alone occupy heaven and earth, the spiritual and the material, at the same time. It’s what links us to God and His creation in ways no other beings are linked.

This is why Jesus answered His disciples the way He did in Matthew 24:

“And answering the question, Jesus said to them, laying the argument to rest, ‘Watch and be observant of what is seen in the physical realm to see what is happening in the spiritual realm so you can take the needed action, lest a certain one – anyone – cause you to wander into error, getting off course and deviating from the correct path.’ “ (Matthew 24:4)

Jesus wouldn’t have told us to look at both dimensions – the physical and the spiritual – when assessing or examining a situation if we didn’t have the inherent ability to do it. But, as members of the Order of Man, it’s part of our natural design. It’s there to provide dimensional depth perception like our eyes provide physical depth perception. And like physical depth perception, we can’t properly function in the two dimensions of heaven and earth, the spiritual and the natural, as members of the Elohim Ruling Class without it.

So, to rule WITH Jesus we must be able to decide and to decide we must be able see both sides of an issue – the physical and the spiritual.

And so, to make the link between the coronavirus and the spiritual powers of darkness that are using it, we must see the link. This is an inseparable part of determining not only what’s going on but more importantly why. Only then will we be able to take the needed action WITH Jesus.

“As in heaven so also in the earth.” (Matthew 6:10)

The Pandemic Strategy

Pandemics have been an important population containment strategy for the kingdom of darkness, along with wars and famines, throughout human history. Not so today. With the advances made in medical science and communications, pandemics are less effective than they once were even with the mass mobility of humans traveling from nation to nation.

By way of example, the last 3 global pandemics (prior to COVID-19) have combined to claim less than 40 million lives worldwide – 1M during the Hong Kong Flu pandemic of 1968; 2M during the Asian Flu pandemic of 1956-1958; and 36M over the 44 years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic that began in 1976.

While this loss of life is tragic, as it will be with COVID-19, when compared to the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 that claimed 50M lives or the Bubonic Plague that claimed between 100M – 200M lives in the 7 years between 1346 – 1353, or the 300M – 500M lives that smallpox has claimed throughout history, the modern pandemics continue to demonstrate that they are an ineffective tool as a population containment strategy. It, along with war and famine, has been replaced by the much more efficient and effective containment strategy of abortion that has claimed more than 1.5B lives worldwide just since 1980.

As a result, the kingdom of darkness has repurposed pandemics from a population containment strategy (that manages human numbers) to a population control strategy (that manages human behavior). This, then, is the strategic purpose to the coronavirus – to control the behavior of the world’s human population, especially among those who claim to be followers of Jesus.

Both of these strategies – population containment (numbers) and population control (behavior) – are essential to the effective administration of Satan’s kingdom in the earth. Without them, his realm has neither the capability nor the capacity to manage or control God’s Man and the near inexhaustible abundance that he and the earth are capable of producing.

The reason is because Satan’s kingdom is an Angelic Class realm. Its ruling class is comprised entirely of created beings, which by their very design have limited capabilities with limited capacities. In addition, because they are of the Angelic Class, they are incapable of procreating. And so, their numbers are their numbers; they’re fixed.

Not so with God’s Man, his numbers are ever increasing. This puts an untenable burden on Satan’s kingdom, which his realm is both aware of and concerned about.

Consider, for instance, what has happened in just the last 60 years:

• The population of the earth in 1960 was 3.03B. After more than 1.5B abortions worldwide since 1980, the global population today is over 7.65B, an increase of more than 250%.

• The population of the US in 1960 was 180.7M. After more than 60M surgical abortions plus an estimated 250M more chemical abortions since 1973, the US population today is over 329.4M, an increase of 183%.

What this means in practical terms is that every limited capacity/limited capability Angelic being in Satan’s domain has had its workload increased by more than 1.8 times in the US and by more than 2 ½ times worldwide just since 1960.

The toll this stress is taking on the kingdom of darkness is becoming increasingly visible by simply observing the frantic, irrational, accusatory and intolerant behavior that is coming out of Washington DC, the media and through social media.

“Watch and be observant of what is seen in the physical realm to see what is happening in the spiritual realm.” (Matt 24:4)

Exposing Spiritual Darkness

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

I am posting the following because of its spiritual implications. As my friend Steve says, “First the spiritual then the physical.”

2 Chronicles chapter 7:

 14 if MY people who are called by MY NAME will humble themselves, and pray and seek MY FACE, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now MY EYES will be open and MY EARS attentive to prayer made in this place. 16 For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that MY NAME may be there forever; and MY EYES and MY HEART will be there perpetually. 

It is time to repent!

The Big Picture: Light Versus Dark Part 10

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

My Beloved Brother Steve continues:

Choice.

The Spiritual Landscape therefore changes as choices are made and as strategies are played out during the various segments of the war. We can see this same fluid interplay in the conflict by simply observing history:

When Heaven’s highest-ranking Angelic Class being (the Covering Cherub – Satan) decided to declare war on YHVH, it changed the setting of the heavens from peace to war. When the Serpent approached Eve, the heavenly war bled over into the earth changing its setting from peace to war.  Heaven and earth were now engaged in the spiritual conflict that had been instigated by the inferior king (Satan).

When Jesus came to earth and then entered into the domain of darkness through the Cross, He stripped Satan of the spiritual authority he had held unlawfully (death) since the days of Adam’s transaction. This created a tipping point in favor of the Kingdom of God that forever changed the setting of the war in the spiritual realm.

When, in the 4th century, the kingdom of darkness devised the religious apparatus called the Church to replace and control the living organism of Jesus’ highly dynamic and fluid followers, what He called His ekklésia (“those called out and to” – Him), it changed the spiritual setting of the war in the earth for God’s Man.

Through its sophisticated strategies and tactics, this apparatus positioned itself between Jesus and His Man, giving the inferior king the ability to leverage God’s Man against Jesus while making Man think he was serving and worshipping God.

So, in the name of Jesus, God’s Man was opposing Jesus without knowing it.

This strategy proved effective for 1,600 years until The Seventh Angel exposed the delusion as part of its Sounding.  When God released the Seventh Angel to Sound in June of 1982, it created a tipping point in favor of the Kingdom of God that forever changed the setting of the war in the earth just as the Cross had forever changed the setting of the war in the spiritual realm.

All barriers have now been torn down and removed so that any who wish to see as Jesus sees may freely join Him. God’s Man is now fully integrated WITH Jesus in both dimensions of the conflict, in the heavens and in the earth, just as the Father had envisioned before time began, which YHVH then decreed.

All that remains is for God’s Man to choose to learn how to rule WITH Jesus as an Elohim in the fullness of His Nature and Character, and then Jesus will take it from there.

This brief look-back on the history of the conflict illustrates the fluid conditions of the war and its setting in both the spiritual and earthly realms. This is what Jesus allows us to see and this is what He engages us in WITH Him. And, as He does, we quickly come to realize that Jesus is not behind nor is He reacting to anything. He’s so far ahead of the curve that the inferior king is scrambling to simply hold ground.

“For we do indeed walk around in a complete circuit within the realm and sphere of the physical flesh as proof of our ability to make war and to engage as a soldier in spiritual warfare, not coming down from the higher plane to the lower plane of the physical flesh.

 “For the tools, implements and offensive weapons of our military service, campaigns, expeditions and warfare are not fleshly nor do they pertain to typical human behavior or base physical desires, but instead are strong, mighty and

powerful as the God, the Creator and Owner of all things, moves toward the goal and destination of demolishing and destroying the fortified military strongholds and fortresses, “of reasonings, thoughts and personal opinions that carry weight and affect personal behavior.

And leaving nothing standing or in good working order, we yank down every high and elevated barrier and bulwark that lifts up and exalts the self against the knowledge of the God that is gained by personal experience; and we take captive subjugating the totality of each and every thought and purpose of the mind and what it produces to the obedience of what is heard from the Christ speaking. “And, because the necessary preparations have been completed, at the time when the condition is met to fill to individual capacity your submission and obedience in response to what has been heard, we possess readiness to vindicate and dispense the appropriate justice to each and every part of the totality of contrary hearing that refuses to take heed or to listen properly.” (2 Corinthians 10: 3 – 6)

As it has been the responsibility of past generations to deal with the Spiritual Landscape of their time WITH Jesus, so it is our turn to now deal with the Spiritual Landscape that has been assigned to our time WITH Jesus.  At present, we’re dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic. But, our setting is much more expansive than just the Virus as the following table illustrates through some of the key events that have occurred over the period from 1960 – 2020:

This is how the Spiritual Landscape between the two kingdoms is taking shape in our time.  As the table shows, Astarte launched a flurry of activity in the 1960s that appeared to give the kingdom of darkness the advantage. It dominated the Landscape for 22 years but stalled out the moment the Seventh Angel was released to Sound his Trumpet.

Jesus then took over and began to dominate the Landscape. The kingdom of darkness that seemed to be dictating terms was then driven to panic as it desperately attempted to regain some measure of control through its frantic coronavirus reaction. This took Satan out of time, which shifted the advantage to the Kingdom of God.

What’s fascinating about this entire dynamic is that this listing is but a sampling of events that Jesus has allowed just one person to see. Image what the Landscape would look like if what He has allowed others to see were added.

The fear and panic created by the coronavirus scare would evaporate in an instance. Jesus would be seen for who He is as would Satan along with his feeble Pandemic Strategy.

The Big Picture: Light Versus Dark Part 9

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

My Beloved Brother Steve continues:

The Two Kingdoms – The Kingdom of Darkness

The kingdom of darkness works differently. Although its members have been created with many of the exterior capabilities of the Father’s Image, they possess none of His Likeness (Nature and Character). This leaves the kingdom of darkness without Elohim Class Authority since everything it does is done independently from and thus in opposition to the Father. However, because its leader is an aspiring sovereign, he still has his own set of decrees that he works tirelessly to enforce and fulfill so he, too, can be like God. (Isaiah 14)

As we’ve discussed, Satan is a created being who can only use what already exists to do his work. So, everything in his kingdom mimics the Kingdom of God. The highest prize in his realm, then, is to rule by his side. This is reserved for the one who delivers to him total control of the world and with it total control of mankind. This, by the way, is what the devil offered to Jesus in the wilderness temptation if He would only agree to bow down and worship him. (Matthew 4:9)

Satan’s kingdom is primarily an Angelic Class realm. The Arché Order of the Angelic Class is the highest order in his realm next to him. There are 12 of them and they make up his ruling class. To each of these Archés Satan has allotted a period of time to rule his kingdom to achieve the mission of delivering to him total control of the world. Eleven have failed.

In 1960, a transfer of power occurred in Satan’s kingdom.  The Spirit of War had failed to achieve the mission within the allotted time and so its rule was terminated. Astarte, the spirit known during the time of Baal as the Queen of Heaven and today by its human namesake, Jezebel, assumed the throne. This spirit is the last of Satan’s 12 Archés.

The risk Satan saw from a distance at the beginning of his march against God’s Throne, but calculated he could hedge through what he thought was his infallible Leverage Strategy is now upon him. He and his realm have now arrived at its last stand with Astarte being their last hope. If this spirit fails, Satan fails and his kingdom falls.

The Superior King (Jesus) has backed the inferior king (Satan) into a corner. And, the desperation of his all-or-nothing position is heaping untold pressure on him, Astarte and his entire kingdom; the effects of which are becoming increasingly visible in his realm. This desperation is intensified by 3 inescapable realities that confront Satan at every turn:

First, Astarte is the most hated and feared Arché in his kingdom. This is why this spirit was chosen last to rule his realm. It has already alienated one of the most powerful spirits in his kingdom – the Spirit of War – and even Satan, himself, fears and distrusts her.

In Astarte’s original state, its role was to promote chastity and devotion to God and His Kingdom, but now she is known as the Harlot. This makes Astarte incapable of being faithful to anyone except to her own faithless self, which in turn makes her incapable of either trusting or being trusted by any, including Satan.

Second, Michael the Archangel cast Satan and his cohorts out of the heavens and to the earth that operates in time and space. This has confined Satan to little time, which means he knows he is running out of time.

Third, Jesus is using God’s Man to put Satan in check as He plays His masterful game of multidimensional chess against Satan and his kingdom. On the one hand, Satan needs full access to Man’s Elohim Class Authority to compete with Jesus’ All Authority.

On the other hand, to release Man’s Elohim Class Authority in the measure now

required to compete with Jesus and The Transfer means Satan must allow Man’s authority to be disclosed to him, which Satan has kept hidden since the day of Adam’s transaction.

This puts Satan in check because it exposes him to an intolerable risk. He knows better than we do that his is an inferior class kingdom; that his is only an Angelic Class realm; that it only holds Ministering Class Authority; and that it must support the rule and execute the wishes of the Elohim Class in the spiritual realm, which puts all of his schemes in jeopardy, including his Scarcity and Pandemic strategies.

So, to allow God’s Man to see his Elohim Class Authority risks everything. It risks Man discovering whom he actually is and what he has been created to do from the beginning. It risks Man choosing to rule WITH Jesus in every aspect of life and business instead of remaining as a slave in Satan’s realm. It risks collapsing everything that Satan has built through a single decision by God’s Man to accept Jesus’ invitation to learn to see as He sees.

The walls are closing in. Fissures are forming and growing in the foundations of his ruling systems; infighting is erupting within his ruling class with greater frequency and antagonism sending shockwaves and producing instability throughout his realm; he hates and fears Astarte; his rank and file are in a panic; and The Transfer is advancing with unimpeded force.

This is the position Satan now finds himself in. The inferior king (Satan) is in check and he is panicked. And the frantic, delusional chaos that is everywhere around us is screaming his desperation and terror to those who can hear it, as Jesus uses Satan’s own words and Leverage Strategy against him.

“From out of your own mouth and to the outcome of its opposition to Me, will I separate and decide your judgment you evil, hurtful and morally culpable slave. . .” (Luke 19:22)

The Setting

The Spiritual Landscape of a long fought war changes over the course of the conflict as the war progresses, conditions change, and strategies are mobilized and accomplished.

Jesus describes the fluid nature of war in an exchange He had with the religious leaders of that day. Their religious orthodoxy had so encased them in darkness that they had no idea what the Kingdom of God was about let alone what was actually going on. So, to correct their misconceptions, Jesus told them a war parable to help them see as He saw:

“While listening to these things, Jesus added a parable for the purpose of laying the argument to rest. . . because they held the opinion that the kingdom of God was ready and sure to appear immediately.

“So He said, ‘A man of noble race was going to depart to a far distant country to aggressively lay hold of and seize a kingdom for himself and return. “ ‘And he summoned ten of his bond-slaves who had no ownership rights of their own and gave to them ten minas, saying to them to lay the argument to rest, “Do business, make gain and manage profitably in the realm in which I come and go.”

“ ‘But his citizens hated him, and renouncing their choice they afterwards sent a delegation with a defined mission, saying and laying the argument to rest, “We desire what is best for us that this man not reign over us.”

“ ‘And having aggressively laid hold of the kingdom, conditions emerged for his return and so he said, laying the argument to rest, “Call out to these servants of mine who have no ownership rights of their own to whom I gave the silver, in order that I might know by personal experience what had been gained through their trading.” ’ “ (Luke 19:11 – 15)

Through these 5 paragraphs, Jesus laid out for the religious leaders (and for us) the setting of the war that’s being waged between the two kingdoms, including the players who are involved, the choices they are making, the consequences those choices are producing, and the war’s inalterable outcome – that the nobleman is going “to aggressively lay hold of and seize a kingdom for himself and return.”

What’s fascinating about this parable is that it gives the flip side to His Luke 14 war parable. In that parable Jesus gives the inferior king’s perspective of the conflict while in this parable He gives the Superior King’s perspective:

A man of noble birth (Jesus, the Superior King) was making final preparations before departing (via the cross) to a far distant country (the spiritual domain of darkness).

The (Superior King’s) mission was to aggressively seize (by spiritual conquest) a kingdom (of darkness) for himself (the Kingdom of God) and then return.  Before leaving, the nobleman (Superior King) calls his servants together to give them what they do not have on their own – financial resources (minas/silver/money) that operate in physical time and space. He then charges them to take those resources to, “Do business, make gain and manage profitably in the realm in which I come and go.”

So, wherever they saw him “coming and going” they were to do business and manage profitably WITH Him. This divided the responsibilities for engaging the war between himself and his servants. He would focus his efforts on the far distant country (the spiritual realm) while they would focus their efforts back home (in the earthly realm) using the material resources he had given them. This would fully provision both dimensions, as heaven and earth would engage the conflict together under the Superior King’s Reign.

Not all of His citizens would buy into His plan. Although they would take His money (resources), some would decide that it was better for them to serve their own interests than to live under the Superior King’s Reign. This choice would align them with the inferior king who would then leverage them as a weapon to oppose the Superior King.

There would be other citizens who would choose to accept the inferior king’s propaganda about the Superior King – that he was a severe and evil man. Once accepted, the inferior king would leverage them, as well, by getting them to “hold in reserve” the Superior King’s money in a “head cloth for the dead” that would neutralize the King’s resources thus removing them as a threat. (Vv. 20, 21)

Although each player was free to exercise his or her choice, none of his or her choices altered the outcome. Upon completing His mission, the Superior King then called His servants to give Him an account of their participation. Some chose to act faithfully – full of faith (WITH Him) and produced abundantly. They were rewarded. Some did not and, as a consequence of their choice, suffered loss. (Vv. 24 – 26)

In every instance, the account of the party’s participation and the consequences that would follow was a direct result of their sovereign choice. And that choice determined not the outcome of the Nobleman’s mission but only the conditions under which they would experience the war and its results.

 “Moreover, those enemies of Mine who are openly and irreconcilably hostile, and whose hatred is bent on inflicting personal harm, who did not want what was best for Me to reign over them as King, lead them here to this spot before Me and slay them.” (Luke 19:27)