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What’s in your MAGA? It may be time to pause and reflect

On April 6, 1917, the United States declares war on Germany, officially joining the Allied forces in WW1.

On April 6, 2017, Joseph Loconte writes on the noteworthy anniversary in his article, The Great War & the Dawn of the American Century. In a passage that visualizes America’s many blessings, Loconte shares a nurse’s recollection of her first sight of American troops in Europe:

“Vera Brittain, an English nurse working in a London hospital, remembered seeing ‘a large contingent of soldiers pass by on the main road.’ She noted “an unusual quality of bold vigor in their stride, ‘which “caused me to stare at them with puzzled interest.’ “

“Brittain didn’t recognize these fresh troops:

‘They looked larger than ordinary men; their tall, straight figures were in vivid contrast to the under-sized armies of pale recruits to which we were grown accustomed . . . Had yet another regiment been conjured out of our depleted Dominions? I wondered, watching them move with such rhythm, such dignity, such serene consciousness of self-respect. But I knew the colonial troops so well, and these were different; they were assured where the Australians were aggressive, self-possessed where the New Zealanders were turbulent.; “

God Blessed America

From the very beginning, America received blessings beyond measure. These “tall, straight” young men over which Brittain marveled grew up in a land blessed with good soil producing a bounty of healthy foods and bearing abundant natural resources. Freedom to worship and faith in God in Christ gave them a moral strength as well.

These American soldiers — eventually 5 million in all — would be the tipping point bringing about the defeat of the Axis powers. After the war, their fellow Americans would call upon the resources, strength, and moral valor of a nation that had pretty much kept to itself to help rebuild Europe.

And they would do it all again about 25 years later — during and in the aftermath of WWII.

A Helping Hand to the World

The United States was the only major country in the west to survive the wars with her infrastructure in place. Recognizing God’s grace in twice protecting her shores from war, she used this blessing to help rebuild less fortunate countries with the principles of liberty underwhich she so greatly benefitted.

As the Cold War intensified between the two remaining super powers, America’s military continued to keep peace and fight for freedom in the world. Innovation and manufacturing prowess made her the winner of the space.

What’s in your MAGA?

There is a saying that, “America was great because America was good.” The past tense is added and sadly fits well. The second part of that saying goes, “If America ever ceases to be good, she will no longer be great.” So many people are screaming, “MAGA!”, they all must agree this is true, too.

When America was great, a vast majority of her people went to church on Sunday to worship and learn more about our God. Families stayed together with most mothers at home to raise the children and keep the home while fathers went off to work for the family support. The community reflected the values of these Americans’ quiet faith and moral lifestyles. This included businesses, schools, entertainment venues, and local government.

As the second half of the American Century approached, these quiet lives were upended by outliers opposed to the simple good that America fostered.

In the 1960s, SCOTUS decisions ban Bible reading, prayer, and teaching the truth of Creation. By 1973, out-of-control feminism convinces SCOTUS to give a woman the right to murder her unborn child for any reason and at any time during the pregnancy.

And finally, in 2015, the court of our land declares an abomination be codified and its acceptance forced upon every man, woman, child, business, school, and community in the United States of America.

Since America has rejected what is good, she is no longer great. She is left to her own devices — screaming, “MAGA! MAGA!” — as The American Century comes to a close.

If the “G” in our “MAGA” does not stand for “Good,” it is time to pause and reflect.


More in the series:

Seven years of plenty — Good times for USA 2018 to 2025?

Can Donald Trump really win a second term?


Can Donald Trump really win a second term?

We’ve been told by the elite (through their emissary, Lindsey Williams) that seven years of plenty, prosperity, and general good times are coming to the USA because Donald J. Trump will make it happen. The elite powerbrokers are powerless to stop it.

These same elite also admit to being powerless to stop a second term for the President. That’s why they are confident the financial boom will last a full seven years. But really, can Donald J. Trump win a second term as POTUS?

Approval Ratings

Such certainty about a second term for Trump runs contrary to what the evening news is telling us. Their reports hold that the President’s approval rating was 42% in January 2018, up from a record low of 32% in December 2017. His approval number crosses the 50% line in only 12 states.

Those are dismal approval numbers for any POTUS, but why the record low followed by what must be a near-record single-month jump?

The record low was a result of frustration over Congress not getting anything done. Throughout 2017, efforts to pass the health care reform that had been promised for years earlier faltered one after the other. Nothing else could be done, especially tax reform, we were told, until ObamaCare was addressed.

Then, late in the year, somehow Congress managed to move beyond health care to pick up the President’s tax plan. The new tax law was passed and signed into law before Christmas Day, a giant gift to the American people.

This is why the President’s approval ratings took such a high jump in just one month — the passage of the tax bill. It shows the President is starting to get his agenda passed.

Plus, it’s change people can see in their daily lives. A lot of working Americans are going to see around $1,000 more in their pay over the course of 2018 and every year beyond. Many have already received raises and bonuses — employees of Walmart, Starbucks, and FedEx among them.

As long as people see a little bit more in every paycheck, and Trump continues to move in infrastructure and immigration as promised during the campaign, his approval rating may soon rise to the more normal 50% range.

Remember 2016

Besides all this potential for the President’s approval ratings to rise, we learned in the last election that polls really don’t matter as much anymore.

In their November 7, 2016, report, Poll Position: Where Clinton, Trump Stand on Election Eve, Real Clear Politics wrote:

As of Monday morning, polls show a modest lead for Hillary Clinton . . . Clinton also leads in state polls. If every state voted according to its RCP average, she would win with 297 electoral votes to Trump’s 241, surpassing the needed 270.

That poll-based forecast turned on its head with the President winning 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 227.

How can polls be so wrong?

Of the dozens of polls tracked, only two consistently predicted a Trump victory: FoxNews and the LA Times. The Telegraph (UK) reports:

The LA Times said that one reason they believe their polling was successful was that they didn’t underestimate Trump’s support, as their online system captured people’s will better than phone polls.

They said: “Trump voters were notably less comfortable about telling a telephone pollster about their vote. Voters who backed a third-party candidate were even less comfortable responding to a poll. Women who said they backed Trump were particularly less likely to say they would be comfortable talking to a pollster about their vote.”

While it was indeed Clinton who won the popular vote, questions will now be asked about why the LA Times was the only polling company to see these “forgotten men and women” and consistently predict Trump’s win.

It is likely that the same is happening with the President’s approval ratings today. This failure on the part of the polls to catch the real opinion of Americans, along with rising approval ratings due to tax cuts already on the books and legislation on infrastructure and immigration to come, shows excellent prospects for a second Trump term — and seven years of plenty for the USA.

MAGA!


More in the series:

Seven years of plenty — Good times for USA 2018 to 2025?

What’s in your MAGA?


 

Seven years of plenty — Good times for USA 2018 to 2025?

Can one man change the world? Can a single fully human being cause career politicians, elite power brokers, and the dark spiritual entities whose work they do, to not only stop but fall back in their tracks?

Apparently, yes, and if what the elites are saying to their former oil field chaplain is true, that one man, that single fully human being, is now on the scene. His name? Donald J. Trump.

Reports from chaplain Lindsey Williams usually warn of economic collapse or other doom coming upon the USA and other world populations. It’s all planned by a group known as “the elite,” who control all banking, energy, and government in the world.

In Williams’ case, the information comes from his elite friends in the oil industry. For more on Williams and how he came upon his elite friends, visit his Facebook page or his guest page on C2C for more interviews from over the years.

Williams’ Latest Report

On January 24, 2018, in his latest interview on Coast to Coast with George Noory, Williams’ forecast took a different tone than any he’s given before: The coming years will not bring a “panic down” as he calls it but a “panic up.”

The reason for the change? The election of President Donald J. Trump.

Never Trumpers

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the elite friends of Williams told him they knew who the next president would be. They were sure of this because not only do they control everything, and by that influence the behavior of the American people, but all the voting machines were ordered and purchased by their billionaire friend, George Soros.

According to the elite in 2016, the winner would be Hillary Clinton. Trump’s prospects for POTUS were zilch. He would never be president. They would not allow it.

God Intervened

When the election went to Trump, the elite friend had only two words for Williams: “God intervened.”

The powers that be (TPTB) elite are no match for this man, even with all the demons of hell behind them. The New World Order (NWO) is set back 20 years. The only way they have to make money in the world while Trump is POTUS is to invest in the USA, riding along for the ride under Trump in what Williams is calling a “panic up.”

What happens in a panic up?

The stock market rises to levels no one would dare predict today. The USA will be the world’s leading exporter of oil, paying back a large chunk of her debt with the profits. The dollar will rise to levels never seen and the petro dollar is safe.

The panic up is a rush by the elite to make as much money as they can while all these good things are happening in the USA. The rich will keep getting richer, of course, but everyone in the USA will be doing amazingly well.

In other words, MAGA will happen. There’s nothing anyone can do to stop it.

How long will the panic up last?

For the remainder of Trump’s first term and all of his next — a familiar period of about seven years.

The Interview

According to Williams’ elite friend(s), we get seven full years starting January 20, 2018, the anniversary of the first official day of the Trump administration. The elite say he will certainly win a second term, for a total of seven years. Recall that the elite admit they cannot possibly, in any way, crash the economy while Trump’s in office. Watch the video here for a series of excerpts with Williams laying it out in the C2C interview.

Doubting Debbie Doomer-Downers

Many will not believe it. Some have steeped too long in expectations of doom. Others look to the latest stock market trends and Yellen’s comment on over-valuation in her exit interview. And then there are the folk who look at the USA and see only judgment for the abominations SCOTUS has proclaimed upon the land.

And, they’re right. We’re due. The USA is due judgment from the hand of God. But it’s not coming in the next seven years.

Trump Triumphant

If you look at what Trump is doing, how can prosperity fail to come?

He is putting America first, cutting taxes to put more money in everyone’s pockets, killing regulations that strangle enterprise, and more, plus getting a good start on putting honorable men and women on courts throughout the land (including SCOTUS).

No wonder the elite friends of chaplain Williams say there’s no way they can cause a collapse while Trump’s in office. It’s a deep and murky swamp, but he’s working to drain it the best he can in spite of strong opposition and out-right attacks from the deep state and elite.

Trump has triumphed over the elite. There’s a new day coming to America. Don’t dig for the doom. Bask in the sunshine.

MAGA!


More in the series:

Can Donald Trump really win a second term?

What’s in your MAGA?


Eclipses foreshadow America’s quickening decline

August 21, 2017, will bring the first of two total solar eclipses that criss-cross the USA mainland in less than seven years. You can find background on similar total solar eclipses in the following articles on this site:

Blood moons were just the beginning

Sun turns dark over America

2017-2024 Total solar eclipses: What we know

Blood moon and sackcloth sun: Ancient writings

Those articles were first written in 2015. At that time and in the 2017 update, I shied away from sharing any impressions of what these eclipses — the four total lunar eclipses or so-called “blood moons” of 2014 and 2015 together with the upcoming total solar eclipses of 2017 and 2024 — might be sent to tell us. Today, I am going directly there:

I believe that the two upcoming total solar eclipses that will darken a path over the USA, along with the four total lunar eclipses mostly visible from locations within the USA, foreshadow the quickening decline of the country’s economic, political, and good-will interests in the world.

To me, that’s a sad thing, especially the last one, but it’s destined to come in preparation for the way the world must be in the last days. Besides, we let things get so out of hand the last 40 or so years, there’s really no other way it can go.

Why would God send a sign?

It is often reasoned that if God is going to send a sign to His people, it is going to be to the nation called Israel. That is very well the case but let’s consider that not only is the people group called Israel in the Old Testament rightly defined as God’s people, but so is Christ’s church. The USA community was largely founded and fashioned by the Puritans, men and women of God seeking to worship Him according to His Word, coming to these shores to escape the persecution of the harlot established state church in Europe.

To this day, the USA sends more missionaries to foreign lands than any other. Her people in large measure think of her as a Christian nation, and until as recently as the past few decades it was easy to see God’s love for people reflected in her good works both home and abroad. Her monuments speak of God’s providence as did her days of remembrance and celebration.

God offered this land as a haven for His people, the remnant church. He provided for their livelihood as they shaped early communities to honor Him and His Word. The earliest schools taught directly from the Holy Bible with text books using the Scriptures to teach basic language skills. The people grew up under His care, steeped in His teachings, and the country flourished. Tares have been sown in with the wheat in recent generations, but the wheat still grows. God is giving this sign to those who will see it and understand it so that they may prepare for what is coming. That preparation may need to be material, physical, emotional, or mental, but it definitely needs to be in relationship to God. Spiritual preparation is the most important to make and will be the most valuable in the days to come. Draw near to God. Today is the day of salvation. All who call on the Name of the LORD shall be saved.

The decline of the USA began when her judges sided against God at every possible opportunity.

The start of USA decline

It is nearly as often misattributed as it is said, but nonetheless it is true:

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

As America began her moral decline in the last half of the 20th century, there was no way she could escape decline in all other facets of her existence. For if we do not honor the only One who is good, how can any good thing be in or flow from us?

An earlier article only began to touch on all of the sin and outright evil the USA has allowed to prosper in her midst. Many of us who live in cocoons within our nice homes in nice neighborhoods going to nice churches and working in nice environments cannot see how far this country has fallen morally unless we go looking for it. When we find it, our hearts break, and we may not be able to take much of it.

Today, people living in the USA are addicts. A lot of people are what we think of when the word addict is used — prescription drugs, street drugs, and alcohol — but many more addictions cripple us, like pornography, sugar, the Internet, video games, entertainment, social media, pleasure, ease, consumerism, and the list goes on and on and on, much of it coming from advances in technology only available in this generation.

Far worse, we have allowed our courts to be filled with men and women who see prayer, Bible reading, and teaching on the creation as evils that must be removed from our schools, while twisting our Constitution to protect murder of the unborn and promote the perversion of God’s most sacred institution.

A nation that once valued sacrifice, equality, and foregoing pleasure now hosts a population set on personal ease while heaping everything that can be purchased upon itself and then holding great disdain for the less fortunate.

That last one is going to be the one that gets us, for we have followed the exact same pattern God gave for Sodom in Ezekiel 16:49-50:

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.

How far we have fallen, and no, I don’t think we can get up again.

The total lunar ('blood moon') and solar eclipses over America foreshadow a quickening of her decline.

Why now?

America has been in moral decline for more than half a century. Why would the quickening of the slide start now?

We know that one reason it has not happened sooner is that God is patient. He wants to give everyone a chance to come to repentance, even nations.

The delay may also be related to the fullness of iniquity not being quite there yet for the USA and then the world. We are talking here not only about the downturn of the USA but also the elimination of the USA as a world leader before the end times play out.

Another reason our decline might soon hasten is because it is what a lot of the American people want. They made this loud and clear in the 2016 presidential election, voting in a man who promised to put America first in all things and caring much less about the rest of the world. A recent example of the new president doing exactly that is his performance at the 2017 G-20 meeting in Hamburg.

In Why Trump got an 11 out of 10 at the G20, Conservative columnist Jeffrey Lord praises the president for his America-first performance there. Here are Lord’s opening and closing remarks for the piece:

“As a fan, I would give Trump an 11 out of 10. He did exactly what the people who voted for him wanted him to do. He never wavered from putting America first — or, in campaign vernacular, making America great again — whether the subject was climate change, trade or North Korea.”

and,

“If history is a guide, it will be years before the consequences of the Trump-Putin meeting at the G20 summit will be fully known. But for now, count on the President’s supporters seeing this as a great win — a win in which Trump stayed true to his campaign promises to put American interests above all else.”

Choosing to step down from the center of the world stage is a far better way to decline as a nation than oppression or disaster. We are a powerful nation with many resources to exploit for the good of our people as well as for profit. To say we want to keep what is ours, put America first in all things, is an easy way to go. It sounds painless and even comfortable.

And it may go just that way. God might overlook our sins as individuals and as a nation, allowing us to simply bow out of world affairs in time to not be a major player in the last days. Or, we could be hit with a huge asteroid in the middle of the country that sets off earthquakes along all of our fault lines, major and minor.

But we’ll go with the easier way and say that the current POTUS is sent from God to take our country off the world stage in time to not be a major player in the last days. Which brings us to reason 3 for the timing of the six American eclipses.

The United States of America is NOT found in Bible prophecy.The USA in Bible prophecy

Well, she’s not there. That doesn’t mean there will be no Americans in the world or no government in the land, only that she is not a major player in end times events. Knowing how we love to poke our nose into every crisis in the world, it’s all but impossible that the United States of America as she is today could resist taking the lead as the world falls apart. Unless she went first.

Finding the USA in end times prophecy has become almost as popular a game as pin the tail on the Antichrist has been over the years but the traditional view is that she is not there. Greg Laurie, David Reagan, Hal Lindsey and other well-know prophecy teachers agree, and most list the same reason among the possibilities for it — America is no longer a world leader at that time in history.

When must American decline take place for us to be out of the picture by then? Some believe the last days are upon us already, others say within 20 years and others yet see a 30 to 50 year timeline. All of those require some changes to begin soon.

Conclusion

The total lunar and solar eclipses going across the USA in a span of 10 years likely foreshadow the quickening decline of the country in the world because:

  1. It is due for our unfaithfulness over the last 40+ years;
  2. We want to shrink as a world power and so we will; and,
  3. It is certain to happen before the last days begin.

It could be good for us, really. Less responsibility with other countries no longer asking from us or looking to us. We can hope that’s all it is, not total economic destruction, wide-spread natural disasters, or being overtaken by a hostile power. We can hope.

 

 

ISIS fighters: Fake Video/Fake War continuing?

Fake ISIS war continues with Trump’s Syria strike?

In light of the USA’s bombing of Syria’s air strips this week, this video from 2015 came to mind. It documents an interview with Joel Skousen and Coast-to-Coast AM host George Noory from May of that year. After watching the video, you may see the bombing in a different light.

During the interview, Skousen posits that the war against ISIS is a fake war with fake videos produced for the benefit of the media’s role in shaping our opinions.

Skousen says that if we look more closely at what we are seeing, there is strong evidence that the war on ISIS is not really happening. Instead, he suggests, it is a ruse put in place by TPTB to weaken Syria so that Iran has no strong military ally.

For all the heat the Trump campaign took during the election for saying former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton invented ISIS, he may have been right. His understanding of how and why was wrong, but the truth may be that the USA at the highest levels did create ISIS. Not accidentally or incidentally, however, but quite intentionally.

As Skousen puts it, the USA and others want to destroy Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Israel can make a successful air strike over Iran but refuses to do so as long as Iran’s close ally, Syria, is able to make a military response in retaliation.

Did the USA and its allies, including the UK, created ISIS to take down Syria so that the plan to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities can move forward? If so, will it lead to the prophesied destruction of Damascus? If Syria is hobbled and Israel strikes Iran, will Russia be drawn down into an all-out war in the Middle East?  Are signs of the times starting to get more real than ever before?

Watch the approx. 11 minute video for more details to help form your own opinion.

 

 

The Star of Saturn — More than NASA can ever reveal

Originally posted to web site May 10, 2012.

A storm is brewing on Saturn’s north pole.

First discovered by Voyager in the 1980s, the strange hexagon on Saturn’s north pole baffles scientists. Nothing like it has been discovered on the other planets in our solar system. Considering Saturn’s atmosphere, if NASA were to expect to find such a phenomenon on one of the planets, Saturn would be the last place to look.

Scientists believe the hexagon is shaped by a wandering jet stream with speeds of 220 mph. The white spots within the hexagon are storms, some being active for more than a decade and twice the size of the largest hurricane ever seen on Earth.

Over the years, NASA has released images of “Saturn’s Strange Hexagon” using various color effects to enhance the photos. Thanks to Cassini’s enhanced imaging ability, we saw the hexagon in true-color for the first time in 2013.

Each time NASA posts a new set of images, more is revealed about it. Yet, there may be far more to this star of Saturn than NASA will ever see with its telescopes and probes.

Six, six, six

The Star of Saturn has three physical characteristics with the number six:

  • Like every other shape called a hexagon, the formation on Saturn has six sides.
  • A star can be drawn within the hexagon with six lines and having six points.
  • Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.

There are several biblical principles applied to the number 6:

  • Symbolically, 6 is the number of man, who is made in the image of God yet falls short of God’s perfection (7) due to man’s disobedience.
  • The earth was created in six days; man was created on the sixth day (Genesis 1:26-31).
  • Man is given 6 days to achieve his goals (the seventh belongs to God [Exodus 20:8-11]).
  • The sixth commandment is, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13); murder is the intentional taking of a human life.
  • Christ Jesus says of the satan, “He was a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44), identifying the satan as the original and chief violator of the 6th commandment.
  • The code “666” identifies the satan’s false trinity brought to earth through a world system known as “the beast” which will claim to fulfill man’s desire to achieve through human means what can only be given by God.

Saturn and the star at Messiah’s birth

A popular theory on the Star of Bethlehem is that it was a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn (or Jupiter, mars, and Saturn). This usually leads to speculation that the Magi would have recognized Jupiter as the ‘king’ star and Saturn as the star of the Jewish people, putting that together with the prophecies of Daniel to know it was time to go to Judea, looking for the newborn King of kings.

The problem with that is, Saturn is not the star of the Jews or Judea or Israel. These are the chosen people of God. They were not to worship the host of heaven. They were the children of the Most High God and no other.

If there is to be a sign in the heavens that is so spectacular the Magi could not miss it, God would be sure that it spoke to His people, too. The Lion of the tribe of Judah was about to be born. The ‘king’ star is Regulus, the heart of the constellation Leo (the lion). Regulus is a true star, not a planet shining like one. Judah (the Jews in Judea) is the lion (Genesis 49:9) and Regulus is its heart, their Messiah (Genesis 49:10, Revelation 5:5).

In his book, The Star that Astonished the World, Dr. Ernest L. Martin explains how the ‘gentile’ king star joined with the Messianic “King” star to announce the birth of the King of kings:

The Impressive Signs of 3/2 B.C.E.: Here was Jupiter (the King planet), which had just united with Venus (the Mother) on August 12, 3 B.C.E., now joining itself with the King star Regulus (the star of the Jewish Messiah) in the zodiacal sign of Leo (the constellation of Judah), while the Sun (the Supreme Father or Ruler) was then located in Virgo (the Virgin). All of these features are reminiscent of biblical themes associated with the birth and personage of the Jewish Messiah.

No doubt, Saturn wanted this glory and has over millennia trained the minds of many to believe it had its part in it, but God would not allow it any part. Dr. Martin continues: (emphasis added):

The Impressive Signs of 3/2 B.C.E.: Look at this massing of the planets. All the primary planets (except Saturn) were now clustering near one another in the constellation of Leo (Judah), while the Moon was just then entering Leo. The Sun, however, at that very time was entering the sign of Virgo (the Virgin). These indications once again could show remarkable prophetic themes mentioned in the Bible that people were looking for at the time.

Surely someone out there has at least a couple questions, such as: What would God have against a lifeless ball of gas like Saturn? How could a ball of gas want glory?

The Host of Heaven

While NASA and its contemporaries do not see evidence of life on the other planets in our solar system, we can say with certainty that life is there – the whole host of heaven.

The Holy Bible tells us that the heavenly hosts are both the planets and the beings in the heavens. Both are objects that God created. The Scripture reveals that both can be worshipped and served, and that both will be destroyed in the last day. In this passage, “the host” of heaven are the other planets:

“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts” (Genesis 2:1).

Here, “host of heaven” describes heavenly beings:

“Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left” (1 Kings 22:19).

Isaiah tells us God will punish the hosts of heaven and the kings of the earth, so is talking about beings:

“So it will happen in that day, that the Lord will punish the host of heaven on high, and the kings of the earth on earth” (Isaiah 24:21).

Later in the text, Isaiah reveals the fate of the sky and planets, the latter called the host of heaven:

“And all the host of heaven will wear away, and the sky will be rolled up like a scroll” (Isaiah 34:4).

Last (but certainly not least) is this passage where God warns His people to not look up at the sun, moon, stars and “all the host of heaven,” indicating that these are objects or beings that can be served and worshiped – not merely rocks or balls of gas:

“And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them” (Deuteronomy 4:19a).

It is clear that these objects (planets) and beings (spirits) are related to one another. God’s warning to His people concerning them are the same, as are the ends they will meet.

The apostle Paul tells us that as Christians – children of God adopted through the blood of Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit – our enemy is not only here on earth but also among the host of heaven:
“(O)ur struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Looking at the hexagon on Saturn, it seems that there is more of a relationship between the planetary host of heaven and the sentient host of heaven than their having the same descriptive name in the Holy Bible. Or, that perhaps God used the same name to describe them so that we might know this relationship. It is one of those things that can be known but not readily explained. Like much that exists in both the natural and spirit realms, the reality of the host of heaven is complex. In our time-based, three-dimensional world, there is little hope of understanding it. Still, it is there, and we can learn from it.

Talismans and banners

To this day, occultists create talismans of the planets worn as protection. Each of these has on one side a five-pointed star and on the other, a six-pointed star. Each six-pointed star has an animal in the center. Here are a few examples:


Talisman of Jupiter

Talisman of Mars

Talisman of the Sun

The so-called talisman of Saturn has the image of a horned bull as its animal avatar:


Talisman of Saturn

Saturn and Israel (then and now)

Is it merely coincidence that the identifying symbol of Jewishness today, such that it is borne on the Israeli nation flag, is identical to the Star of Saturn depicted on the amulets above as well as that appearing on the planet bearing its name? Well, we don’t allot much to coincidence here, so let’s look closely at it.

The Star of Saturn talisman has a bull at its center.

As children in Sunday School, we learned about a dark day in Israel’s history (emphasis added):

Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” Aaron said to them, “Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” 
Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to the Lord.” So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. (Exodus 32:1-6)

Today, the flag of Israel bears the Star of Saturn.To at least one child growing up in Sunday School, the golden calf seemed like a brief episode in Israel’s history. It happened, they repented, and all was good to the Promised Land. When we grow up and read more of the Holy Bible, however, we find that is not the case. God was extremely hurt and angered by it, and He did not soon forget that while He was giving the Law to Moses, they were having orgies over a golden calf.

Throughout the Old Testament and into the New, God reminds them of this awful idolatry, emphasizing the sin especially attributable to their worship of the calf. He does this in Moses’ last address to them while still in the wilderness(Deuteronomy 9:16), hundreds of years later through the Psalmist (106:19-21), later still through Nehemiah (9:18-19), and then again as by the prophet Amos (5:26-27) in a passage that would be quoted centuries later in the New Testament.

Is it coincidence (certainly not!) that the Amos passage enters the New Testament through the words of Stephen, the first martyr of the church, in his speech before the Sanhedrin? The martyrdom of Stephen by stoning at the hands of the religious elite of Israel is a pivotal moment in God’s dealings with the Jews. It is no coincidence that one last time He reminds them of this early idolatry as the Holy Spirit gives Stephen the words to say. Here is Acts 7:42-43 (emphasis added):

But God turned away and delivered them up to serve the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, ‘It was not to Me that you offered victims and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, was it, O house of Israel? (You also took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rompha, the images which you made to worship. I also will remove you beyond Babylon.’

Here is the original passage in the KJV, the passage reads (again, (emphasis added):

Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? (But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.

Moloch, Rompha, Remphan, Sikkuth, Chiun, Kiyyun – the translation varies by time and culture — all are names for Saturn. And the star they carried is sitting at Saturn’s north pole:

Saturn and the Church

Thank goodness we are beyond all that pagan worship stuff today, right? Not quite.

If the satan, as Saturn, was so doggedly in pursuit of God’s beloved in the former age, would he not be just as determined to woo her in the present?

Click to view slide show (opens in new window at another site).Today, a lot of people do not have a problem with Jesus or God the Father but rather with the exclusivity of Christ Jesus as the only Way of salvation and to reconciliation with God the Father. It was the same in ancient Rome. The church was not frowned upon because of her devotion to Christ but for her strong devotion to Him as the sole means of salvation for mankind and for her aversion to pagan deities. The pure dedication the early church showed for the Savior was such that many believers chose to die horrible deaths than to deny Christ or bow to an idol. This was an inspiring witness to the Roman people and many received Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord as a result.

The satan had to be angry about this — his plan to torment the church into submission not only failed but the numbers of believers was growing. He adopted another tactic. It took a couple of centuries, but the enemy of men’s souls is patient. Eventually, an emperor came along that realized the Christian faith was growing much faster than pagan beliefs. If he was to hold onto power, he, too, had to embrace the Christians, even claiming to be one of them. No more arresting and murdering Christians, but he couldn’t risk upsetting the large number of pagans reluctant to let go of their beliefs. For example, Saturn worship.

Saturn was really popular among the people of Rome:

Saturn is a complex figure because of his multiple associations and long history. He was the first god of the Capitol, known since the most ancient times as Saturnius Mons, and was seen as a god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation. In later developments he came to be also a god of time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of plenty and peace. The Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum housed the state treasury. In December, he was celebrated at what is perhaps the most famous of the Roman festivals, the Saturnalia, a time of feasting, role reversals, free speech, gift-giving and revelry.

Under various emperors and popes, the pantheon of the gods became the pantheon of the saints. For example, Bacchus was ancient Rome’s god of wine; Vincent is the Roman church’s saint of wine makers. Also, ancient feast days were given correlating Christian identities. Easter (worship of the goddess Oestre/Ashtoreth/Ishtar) was given the Christian identity of the Hebrew First Fruits, the day Messiah rose from the grave. The birthday of the unconquerable sun, on December 25, was given a new name, “Christmas,” which incorporates much of the saturnalia customs with it:

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves. The poet Catullus called it “the best of days.”

Does it matter that these relics of pagan worship reside within the church today? Yes. It matters to God.

Ancient Israel did not forsake worshiping Jehovah. They just worshiped Baal, Ashtoreth, Molech, and others alongside the One True God. The passage in Amos says “you also carried.” A study of the Old Testament will show that the Jews consistently attempted to blend pagan worship with worship of Jehovah. Maybe they were trying to cover all their bases, you know, just in case Jehovah did not answer, Baal might. Or, maybe they just really enjoyed the customs associated with Ashtoreth. But God will not accept that. Only absolute, singular faith in and allegiance to Him is acceptable worship.

Saturn today

As mentioned earlier, the saturnalia is not the only pagan influence stamped atop the Christian calendar. It is, however, celebrated at the time of year when all retailers make their money (the temple of Saturn held the Roman treasury) and when all people are expected to be especially happy, go out shopping, and wrap up these things we buy to give to other people.

As for the nation Israel today, Saturn has managed to stamp his name on the Jewish Sabbath as the civil calendar is written (Saturday).

And there is still that pesky six-sided star, just like the one on the talismans . . . and within the vortex spinning on Saturn’s north pole.

God’s Perfect Timing

A mere fifty years ago, we were nearly blind to the wonders of the universe. God is now allowing man the technology to see what is out there. This could mean the time will soon be upon us that He will reveal to us, through these instruments, that of which Jesus said:

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26).

We can now see one of the seats of these “powers of the heavens” bearing its mark for all to see. Praise God, Jesus did not stop with the warning but continued to the promise:

“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (Luke 21: 27).

Is He coming soon? Yes!

Maranatha!


2014 image of Saturn’s polar hexagon.