Joseph Herrin (07-10-2010)
Let’s Play Baal
Special Jabulani Ball for Current World Cup in Johannesburg
(Note name under Adidas logo.)
Tomorrow, July 11 2010, is the date of the third of three total solar eclipses to occur in consecutive years on the same date of the Hebrew calendar (the 1st of Av). In the previous two posts on this series I spoke of what this heavenly sign is testifying. In this post I will look at a remarkable sign on the earth that brings remarkable affirmation of the hour we live in.
Tomorrow, July 11, 2010 is also the date that has long been pre-selected for the final of World Cup Football (soccer to Americans). Adidas is the world’s largest supplier of football equipment and clothing and have the authority to produce soccer balls of their own design for the games. For this year that designed a soccer ball that has been extremely controversial due to its erratic play due to changes in the ball’s design that have affected its aerodynamics.
What I would point out, however, is what is symbolized by the World Cup of Football being held in Johannesburg, and the meaning of the name assigned to the ball.
Last year I did research to prepare for a series that I never finished or published. This series was tentatively titled “Baal Worship in America.” The name Baal, although pronounced as “Bay-el” by many Americans, is more accurately spoken as “Bah-all.” Strong’s Concordance lists it in the following way:
OT:1168 Ba`al (bah’-al); the same as OT:1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity: -Baal, (plural) Baalim.
As I was researching this subject last year I came across a thought provoking series that examines the rules and play of major sports, observing in them symbolism relating to Baal worship. These “Ball games” (pronounced similarly to Baal Games) are reminiscent of the ancient sporting events held in honor of pagan deities, and have many associations with the sensual and idolatrous religions attached to false deities.
Alexander Hislop in the book The Two Babylons reveals that Nimrod, the founder of Babylon (Genesis 10:9-10) was an original of the god called Baal, which in the Hebrew means “Lord,” “Master,” or “Mighty One.” The ancient Babylonian mystery religions were fertility cults attended with all manner of symbols of fertility and procreation, which continue to this day. We see this symbolism brought even into the churches on Easter (A name synonymous with Ishtar, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Isis, etc.). This date set aside for the worship of the pagan goddess of fertility, whose original was Semiramis, the wife of Nimrod, includes symbols of fertility such as colored eggs, bunny rabbits, baskets of grass and flowers, and much more. I will not go into this detail here as I have covered it at length in the following writing:
Interestingly, I titled this much earlier post “The Cup of Christ.” This is in contrast with “The World Cup” that is now in focus. When the church and the world choose the World Cup over the Cup of Christ, the result is that the Cup of Divine Wrath is poured out on the nations.
Going back to the subject of Ball Games and their relationship to Baal Games, many of the ancients would hold sporting events in conjunction with the worship of local deities. This was the origin of the Olympics, and the reason for the construction of many stadiums throughout ancient civilizations such as Phoenicia and Rome. The games would be dedicated to the gods, and indeed they continue to do so, although stealthily in many instances.
The article I mentioned, (sorry, I cannot find the link) examined the rules of play of many sports that utilize a ball, showing their relationship to the ancient fertility rites, which were renowned for their debauchery, being attended with orgies and all manner of sexual sin. The language of these sporting events today are employed similarly in the language of sex. For example, those who are sexually promiscuous are called “players.” A man will speak of a sexual conquest of a female as “scoring.” Even the word ball has come down to us as a slang term denoting the act of intercourse.
I do not want to belabor this point, but these examples merely scratch the surface of the correlation between ball games and the sexual transgressions associated with fertility rites. A case in point, that brings this to the modern era is that one of the widely broadcast news items in the lead-up to the World Cup Football games in Johannesburg was the report in the thousands of prostitutes that would be descending upon Johannesburg for this event.
Following is an example of an excerpt from The Telegraph, a major UK media source.
World Cup 2010: 40,000 prostitutes to enter South Africa
We’ve been told by event organisers that they are aware of about 40,000 new prostitutes being recruited to come into the country for the World Cup. The women are expected to travel from countries all over the world, especially from eastern Europe.
You cannot have the world’s largest celebration of Baal Worship without a massive influx of prostitutes, for this is a debauched fertility religion. Indeed, there were hundreds of thousands of more coming for the purpose of sex who are not classified as prostitutes. The men and women in attendance at this event are extremely promiscuous and their dress and actions are sensual and provocative. There is a very unclean spirit over the entire event.
As I have pondered this, the following Scripture has come powerfully to mind.
For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples…
On the very date when the earth is experiencing a third consecutive total solar eclipse, people of the world are gathered in South Africa to engage in acts of deep darkness. IDOLS (the players are referred to often as sports idols) and sexual promiscuity are once again front and center even as they were in ancient days when the fertility cults were the rage of the nations.
Yet, the most profound testimony of this event and its link to Baal worship has not yet been touched upon. It is the name given to the ball created by Adidas for this event. Jabulani.
Having been led of the Lord to research the subject of Freemasonry some years ago, I am familiar with the name that Freemasonry ascribes to the deity that they worship. Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and author of the masonic manual titled Morals and Dogma, divulged that Freemasonry was devoted to Lucifer and taught the ‘Luciferian doctrines’ to those at the highest levels, those above the 30th degree. At the lower levels the novices were deliberately fed deceptive explanations of all the rites and symbols of Freemasonry.
For more information see the writing Freemasonry – The Spirit of Babylon.
In one rite of Freemasonry, considered by them to be extremely sacred, three men come together to proclaim the name of the god they serve. This act is performed by men who reach the level known as Royal Arch Freemasons. Each man will come together, join hands in a convoluted form (similar to the patterns on some soccer balls) and proclaim the name of the deity they serve.
The name given to the deity of Freemasonry is actually a joining of the names of three deities. These are Jah, Bul, and On. The following information is provided by the website Wikipedia.
According to Stephen Knight…, the word is a compound of the names of three gods worshipped in the ancient Middle East.
* Jah (= Yahweh)
* On, a name in Genesis in the Bible (in “Potiphar priest of On”), thought in older times to be a name of Osiris (but now known[by whom?] to be the Hebrew form of the Ancient Egyptian name of the city of Heliopolis).
This becomes the name ascribed to Lucifer who ever desires to make himself like the Most High.
Note that in this depiction of the ritual being performed by Royal Arch Freemasons, the delta (curved triangle) is formed multiple times as the name of their god, Jahbulon is pronounced. Consider now the changes Adidas made to this soccer ball, and the shapes formed on its surface. Rather than using the common design of a soccer ball that uses 32 hexagonal panels, this ball has only 8 panels, and the design on the ball is that of three 3dimensional rounded triangles.
When compared to the design of the Royal Arch of Freemasonry, and knowing the name they are proclaiming as they form the arch, it is easy to see the influence of Satan, the god of this world, in this event.
A similar practice of deception is practiced here as it is with Freemasonry. A seemingly innocent explanation is given for the design of the ball and the name assigned to it. Adidas offers this explanation of the name.
Jabulani – meaning ‘to Celebrate’ in the isiZulu language – is the name of the new ball for the FIFA World Cup 2010™.
Before going further, let me mention that Baal is a title ascribed to Satan. Even though it was used to denote Nimrod, there is both a human and an angelic counterpart to this being. Even as we read of Satan giving his authority to a world ruler in the last hour called The Beast and the Antichrist, this human agent is merely an emissary of the fallen heavenly ruler that stands behind him.
That Satan is known as Baal, is revealed in the words of Christ.
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said,”He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.” So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan?”
In this passage we see that the name Beelzebub and Satan are equated with one another. Beelzebub is described in Strong’s Concordance in the following manner:
OT:1176 Ba`al Zebuwb (bah’-al zeb-oob’); from OT:1168 and OT:2070; Baal of (the) Fly; Baal-Zebub, a special deity of the Ekronites:
Is it not interesting that the ball above has also been described as resembling the eye of a fly? Look closely at the following two images together.
(Click on image for larger picture)
Note that Adidas has even formed the pattern of the triangles by using a much touted 3D technology. This 3D technology gives the appearance a much enhanced look, making it appear even more as the eyes of a fly.
Adidas website devoted to the Jabulani ball provides this further information.
The number 11 carries heavy symbolism – the tribes of South Africa, the players in a football team. In honour ofthis, there are 11 colours used on the ball.
Indeed, the number 11 does carry great symbolism in the occult, but not the symbolism described here. It is not by chance that this ball dedicated to Baal (Satan) is marked by the number 11. Occultists, higher level Freemasons, Illuminati, and others consider the number 11 to be the Master Number. Remember, the word Baal is translated as Master. Much can be read on this number at the following link:
I will however, focus on the meaning Yahweh associates with this number. E.W. Bullinger in the book Number in Scripture, shares the following information.
If ten is the number which marks the perfection of Divine order, then eleven is an addition to it, subversive of and undoing that order. If twelve is the number which marks the perfection of Divine government, then eleven falls short of it. So that whether we regard it as being 10 + 1, or 12 – 1, it is the number which marks, disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.
It should be noted that there has been a large outcry from the Football community, including many athletes participating in these games, regarding the unpredictable, chaotic flight characteristics of this ball. Art, a brother in Christ, has written a blog that includes information on this topic. Following is an excerpt.
To say that the ball has been controversial would be a gross understatement. Just this morning, the UK Telegraph notes NASA’s confirmation of the ball’s unpredictability. (NASA also does the eclipse predictions. Not a surprise. Their expertise centers on spherical things moving around in space).
Analysis compiled by NASA’s Ames Investigation Centre experts, who specialise in the field of aerodynamics, revealed that the Jabulani becomes unpredictable at speeds in excess 44 mph*.
Further criticisms voiced by a host of World Cup players, before and during the tournament, of the ball’s inconsistent flight patterns have been attributed to it’s ultra light weight of just 440 grams which makes it vulnerable to a force known as the ‘knuckle effect’ [i.e., its tendency to change direction suddenly, without notice].
Note that the key numbers here are multiples of 11, and they are related to disorder and chaos. One might also describe the flight of a fly with similar terms. Flies are not known for traveling in straight lines. They bob and weave and change directions unpredictably.
Art quotes a man named Craig Johnston, who wrote a 12 page open letter to the world Football federation officials. Following is an excerpt.
a new, perfectly round match ball…the players won’t like it at all…there will be more mistakes made than in any other World Cup… less control by players….and roughly 70% of crosses and shots on goal will miss wide and go way over the crossbar…
the Jabulani ball issue… could ruin the game as we now know it…
the word disaster is on a lot of players and managers lips…
the best players and teams in the world are struggling to control this ball to their own satisfaction…
statistics are showing that is the worst passing, shooting and controlling of the ball of any World Cup in history…
The problems with this ball will not go away and they need to be understood…before there are any more on field disasters…
“It makes world-class players look like drunken sailors”
The erratic behavior of this ball is ruining the flow of the game…
This is an absolute disaster…
I believe what is stated here is a parable of that which is coming upon the world. On a SUNday when the world will witness a rare total eclipse of the SUN for the third year running on the same Hebrew calendar date, much is being signified. Baal was a solar deity. He was represented by the SUN. The day we call Sunday received this designation as it was the name set aside for worship of the Sun. Satan would represent himself by this same Sun, for it is the most glorious object in the heavens.
What I believe is near to fulfillment is the following.
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that Yahweh shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down… For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. 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.” And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Days of great trouble are coming to the earth. Things that were once predictable will be completely unpredictable. The words, “Ruin” and “Disaster” will be the buzzwords of the day. Yet, through all of this, Yahweh will bring forth a remnant who are purified and brought into a mature conformity to the image of Christ. These will overcome, as described in the words of this same passage of Scripture.
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death.”
People of God, we live in momentous days. Much is at hand. Truly darkness is over the earth, and gross darkness upon the people. Yet the glory of Yahweh will be seen to arise upon a remnant who are wholly devoted to Him.
It is a time to be vigilant, be sober.
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
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