Joseph Herrin (12-07-2012)
A fact of which I am thoroughly convinced is that Satan has control of the mainstream media. This control extends to the major production studios and the movies that are released each year.
This past year the top movie in the news, and second highest grossing film, was The Dark Knight Rises. The name of this movie is a homonym of the phrase The Dark Night Rises. This movie received a surfeit of media attention when there was a shooting at a Colorado theater in which the movie was playing on its first night of release. Twelve people were killed, and at least 58 injured in the chaos. The senseless slaughter of life, coupled with the theme of the movie, foreshadows the time of tribulation that is approaching for the earth.
Satan uses the media to broadcast his own malevolent plans for mankind, albeit in cloaked form, for he is a deceiver. It is noteworthy that Batman is a cloaked and horned super-hero (See image above). Even the horns are a type of deceit, for they are identified ostensibly as bat ears. Satan is a master of the double entendre. His cunning is observed in both words and images.
I would not read nearly as much into what is being signified by these Hollywood productions unless the message found a harmony with God’s words. This movie, and another that I will mention in a moment, are focused upon a powerful being arising with great wrath to destroy civilization. This is in keeping with the message of the following Scripture.
“Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
This message of Satanic wrath and vengeance was observed during the 2012 London Olympics. In the writing Good Morning to the Night I shared that the Olympic organizers had chosen a song to be played by the group Muse every time the athletes entered the main stadium. The song was titled Survival, and it included the following lyrics.
Race, life’s a race
And I am gonna win
Yes, I am gonna win
And I’ll light the fuse
And I’ll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes
You won’t pull ahead
I’ll keep up the pace
And I’ll reveal my strength
To the whole human race
Yes I am prepared
To stay alive
I won’t forgive, the vengeance is mine
And I won’t give in
Because I choose to thrive
I’m gonna win
These words are Luciferian. Satan was using others to voice his own words of rebellion and vengeance on a world stage where all nations would be watching. In saying that he will “light the fuse” he is indicating that he is about to pour forth his wrath upon the nations. His greatest anger will be unleashed upon the people of God, whether the natural descendants of Abraham, or the spiritual offspring of Yahshua. Satan is setting the stage to reveal his strength to the whole human race. He knows his time is short and he is determined to go down fighting. The last words of the song above are as follows:
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Win! Win! Win! Win!
Yes I’m gonna win
Those who are Christians and believe the word of God know that this is a hollow boast. Satan is not going to win. However, he is granted authority for a season to overcome the saints of God.
And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” And there was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies; and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them; and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.
What I want to point out is that Satan frequently uses the voices of men to telegraph his own words to the world. This occurred again in a second “official” Olympic song by Elton John.
Good Morning to the Night
Repeatedly, Satan has been declaring that darkness is about to fall upon the earth. Even as Christ was a bringer of light, Satan is a bringer of darkness. It was at night that the Jewish religious leaders roused a mob to arrest Yahshua and deliver him to the Romans to be crucified. Christ commented on the timing of their actions.
Then Yahshua said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”
Satan’s domain is darkness. When he is ruling, all will become dark as night. During those centuries when nearly all Christian light was snuffed out from the earth, and the Roman harlot church had destroyed all Bibles in the native tongues of the people, Satan had great sway over mankind. That period has come to be known as “the Dark Ages.” Another dark age, much shorter, but also more intense, is about to fall upon the earth. It will be an hour for a remnant of God’s people to shine forth brightly even as Christ shown brilliantly for a brief season upon the earth.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; But Yahweh will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you.”
We are quickly approaching that time when great darkness will fall upon the nations. I have shared in previous writings that I believe the year 2013 will be one of much darkness and tribulation. The number 13 is Biblically significant. It is the number of rebellion and apostasy. The year 2013 will be the year of the Serpent on the Chinese calendar. The symbolic building known as One World Trade Center is scheduled to reach its full height and be opened for occupancy in 2013. There is much about this building that is spiritually significant. You can read more about it in the article Babylon Rising.
Scheduled for release in May of 2013 is another movie that Satan is using to telegraph his own words of defiance against Yahweh and vengeance upon the world. It is the latest movie in the Star Trek series and is titled Into Darkness. Listen to the words spoken in the trailer, perceiving them to be Satan speaking to mankind.
Following are the words transcribed for those who are unable to view the trailer.
You think your world is safe. It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned, TO HAVE MY VENGEANCE…
So, shall we begin?
These are the only words uttered in the official movie trailer. They are cleverly disguised, but are the words of Satan spoken to mankind. The words are accompanied with images of destruction and the evident arrival of some alien being upon the earth. This is a parable of Satan being cast down to the earth. It is a parallel to Revelation 12:12. “Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
I have occasionally had people write and object to the fact that I would use Satanic sources such as movies, or the Olympics, to declare to the body of Christ what is about to occur. Some have argued that Satan, being a deceiver, may be lying, or that Satan is not God and does not control what is about to occur on the earth. A careful appraisal of the words of Revelation 12:12 reveal, however, that the devil is given divine understanding of the time he has left. He realizes (in truth) that his time is short. As a result, he unleashes all his wrath and fury upon the earth.
What is being broadcast through these Satanically controlled media sources, and worldwide venues such as the Olympics, is that the darkness of night is approaching. Satan and his angels are filled with wrath for having been cast down from heaven and they will exact vengeance upon everything Yahweh has created. The earth will be laid waste and mankind will suffer tremendous slaughter. The Scriptures have foretold these days with the following words:
“But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. And let him who is on the housetop not go down, or enter in, to get anything out of his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to get his cloak. But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days! But pray that it may not happen in the winter. For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall. And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect whom He chose, He shortened the days. And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him; for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order, if possible, to lead the elect astray. But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.”
For 2,000 years the church has been discussing when the days Christ foretold would take place. Generation after generation has wondered whether these things might occur in their days. Now, at the end of the age, the time is at hand. Christ has not left His people in darkness that they should fail to perceive the nearness of these things.
I Thessalonians 5:2-6
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
Compare this passage to the dialogue from the Into Darkness movie trailer. The Scriptures state that destruction will come when mankind are speaking of “Peace and safety.” The otherworldly speaker in the trailer states: “You think your world is safe. It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace...”
Satan is far more aware of Yahweh’s timetable than the majority of Christians. He knows the end of the age approaches. He knows that he will soon be judged, and his power and authority removed. In wrath he is even now laying his plans and plotting his violence. The earth will be shaken. The nations are about to descend “into darkness.”
Understand that Satan is not omnipotent. What is coming to the earth is in keeping with the plan of the ages established by the One who does have “all power and all authority.” After His resurrection Yahshua declared:
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth… and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
These words should be a source of great comfort and assurance to every man, woman, and child who belongs to Christ Yahshua. He is with us ALWAYS. He is with us “even to the end of the age” when Satan comes down to the earth with great wrath. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Yahshua our Lord.
People of God, I have had correspondence with a number of saints recently, and a great many over the years, who have clung to a belief that they will be raptured out of the earth before tribulation falls. This is a false hope. Did we not already read that God would shorten the days of “great tribulation” “for the sake of the elect”? If the elect are not present, then such a statement is nonsense.
Consider further what the apostle Paul has declared above. The first item on the list of things the saints must endure, but which cannot separate them from the love of Christ, is “tribulation.” Paul quotes the prophets of old who foretold the suffering of the people of God. “For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” There is suffering appointed for the people of God, but take comfort, for we are also told:
Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of His godly ones.
That the church will NOT be raptured prior to the days of tribulation is declared in many places. Consider what is conveyed in the following words of Christ to His saints.
And it was given to him (Satan, the dragon) to make war with the saints and to overcome them; and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him… If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.
In the midst of these verses Christ repeats a phrase He uttered often in the gospels. “If anyone has an ear, let him hear.” Tragically, many Christians today do not have an ear to hear that it is appointed unto them to suffer. Yet this passage begins with Satan making war “with the saints,” and it ends with “Here is the perseverance and faith of the saints.”
Do you have an ear to hear? Or has Satan deceived you so that in an hour of tribulation you will fall away from Christ? Please consider that Christ will never forsake those who trust Him and who walk in obedience before Him, but you can fall away from Christ. In the parable of the sower Yahshua testified that tribulation would induce many Christians to fall away. The reason for this occurring is that a large number of Christians embraced a faith in Christ that looked forward only to blessing and peace and safety. They did not fully count the cost. They did not accept the fact that they would have to suffer for their obedience and allegiance to the Son of God.
“And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.”
It is not just Satan that is declaring that the darkness is falling, and the dark night is at hand. In a previous post I shared some prophetic artwork from a sister in Christ in Middle Georgia. One of the artist’s paintings that I featured is titled “The End of the Road.” The other was titled “When the Sun Goes Down.” Yahweh has been declaring through many signs, both in the heavens and upon the earth, that the church is heading “Into Darkness.”
Are you prepared? Are you walking according to the leading of the Spirit. Are you daily manifesting faith and trust in God? Have you come out of Babylon that you might not be caught up in her sins and partake of her plagues? This Christmas season may be a good test of all of these things. Will you follow the Spirit and “come out and be ye separate,” or will you choose to avoid suffering and conflict in this world and compromise with darkness and embrace that which is unclean?
Your choices today are establishing habits for tomorrow. Choose today to walk in the light that in the hour of gross darkness you will not be left wandering in the blackness of deception and the confusion of global tribulation.
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
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