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23

Aug

The Bible in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Reepicheep Goes to Aslan’s Country


I’m back! *smile* And today, we’re discussing Reepicheep’s last appearance in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader for the God in Narnia Series. If you missed any (or all) of the earlier posts, you can find them all here!) Enjoy!

About two o’clock in the afternoon, well victualled and watered (though they thought they would need neither food nor drink) and with Reepicheep’s coracle on board, the boat pulled away from the Dawn Treader to row through the endless carpet of lilies. The Dawn Treader flew all her flags and hung out her shields to honour their departure. Tall and big and homelike she looked from their low position turn and begin rowing slowly westward. Yet though Lucy shed a few tears, she could not feel it as much as you might have expected. The light, the silence, the tingling smell of the Silver Sea, even (in some odd way) the loneliness itself, were too exciting.

There was no need to row, for the current drifted them steadily to the east. None of them slept or ate. All that night and all next day they glided eastward, and when the third day dawned — with a brightness you or I could not bear even if we had dark glasses on — they saw a wonder ahead. It was as if a wall stood up between them and the sky, a greenish-grey, trembling, shimmering wall. Then up came the sun, and at its first rising they saw it through the wall. Then up came the sun, and at its first rising they saw it through the wall and it turned into wonderful rainbow colours. Then they knew that the wall was really a long, tall wave — a wave endlessly fixed in one place as you may often see at the edge of a waterfall. It seemed to be about thirty feet high, and the current was gliding them swiftly towards it. You might have supposed they would have thought of their danger. They didn’t. I don’t think anyone could have in their position. For now they saw something not only behind the wave but behind the sun. They could not have seen even the sun if their eyes had not been strengthened by the water of the Last Sea. But now they could look at the rising sun —was a range of mountains. It was so high that either they never saw the top of it or they forgot it. None of them remembers seeing any sky in that direction. And the mountains must really have been outside the world. For any mountains even a quarter of a twentieth of that height ought to have had ice and snow on them. But these were warm and green and full of forests and waterfalls however high you looked. And suddenly there came a breeze from the east, tossing the top of the wave into foamy shapes and ruffling the smooth water all round them. It lasted only a second or so but what it brought them in that second sound, a musical sound. Edmund and Eustace would never talk about it afterwards. Lucy could only say, “It would break your heart.” “Why,” said I, “was it so sad?” “Sad!! No,” said Lucy.

No one in that boat doubted that they were seeing beyond the End of the World into Aslan’s country.

At that moment, with a crunch, the boat ran aground. The water was too shallow now for it. “This,” said Reepicheep, “is where I go on along.”

They did not even try to stop him, for everything now felt as if it had been fated or had happened before. They helped him to lower his little coracle. Then he took off his sword (“I shall need it no more,” he said) and flung it far away across the lilied sea. Where it fell it stood upright with the hilt above the surface. Then he bade them goodbye, trying to be sad for their sakes; but he was quivering with happiness. Lucy, for the first and last time, did what she had always wanted to do, taking him in her arms and caressing him. Then hastily he got into his coracle and took his paddle, and the current caught it and away he went, very black against the lilies. But no lilies grew on the wave; it was a smooth green slope. The coracle went more and more quickly, and beautifully it rushed up the wave’s side. For one split second they saw its shape and Reepicheep’s on the very top. Then it vanished, and since that moment no one can truly claim to have seen Reepicheep the Mouse. But my belief is that he came safe to Aslan’s country and is alive there to this day.



Reepicheep, the brave, over-sized mouse, is most definitely the Enoch of the Narnian Chronicles. Who was Enoch? He was the first type and shadow of the rapture or “catching away” of the saints in the Old Testament.

Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch….Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. (Genesis 5:18, 21-24)


Aslan’s country is most obviously Heaven. And in case there was any doubt, hop on over from “Jack’s” The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to The Great Divorce where Heaven is described in much the same way, with many of the same characteristics.

For those who are unclear, the rapture is a concept continually found in the Bible. Like the words “Trinity” or “abortion” (the condemnation thereof) “rapture” is another word not specifically found in the Bible, yet is made abundantly clear in Scripture. As aforementioned, Enoch walked with God and was no more. He was on earth, did not die, yet transitioned—entirely—to Heaven. Elijah, “a man with a nature like ours” (James 5:17) was ushered from earth to Heaven in a fiery chariot, again, without dying. In the New Testament, we hear the Apostle Paul say things like,

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (I Corinthians 15:51-53)



Note: The rapture school of thought, as the Bible teaches, shares with us that we who belong to God (sooner than we can imagine!) will be “caught up” and “gathered together” in the sky, changed from corruptible, mortal forms to incorruptible, glorious, immortal forms fit for Heaven and eternal life. This, according to Scripture and all types and shadows of the Old Testament, will happen before the seven-year Tribulation where the ultimate AntiChrist will rise to power and dominate the entire earth. Just as Noah and his family were saved from the Flood, just as Lot and his family were saved from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, just as Jacob and his family were saved from the famine in the land, just as Daniel was saved from the lion’s den, and just as the infants Moses and Daniel were saved from the wrath of a godless monarch, so will the Bride of Christ be saved from the godless Time of Trouble.

Back in the Narnian Chronicles-and we’ll touch on this when we discuss The Last Battle—but Jill (who we’ll meet in The Silver Chair) and Eustace; Tirian, the last king of Narnia; Jewel, the Unicorn; and everyone in their little band of fighters were in a sense “raptured” into Aslan’s country. They never die, yet the waltz into the eternal world. (I’m trying not to give away too much here for those who haven’t already read it.) Granted, the entrance of the characters in The Last Battle to Aslan’s Country was not nearly as peaceful as Reepicheep’s coracle ride over the waves, yet the concept thereof is the same.



C.S. Lewis gets pretty darn deep when you truly recognize and delve into the layers of his works. And just as with Enoch, the seventh from Adam, so was it equally important (either consciously or subconsciously) for Jack to implant the type and shadow of Reepicheep’s rapture before we see it again in the final book of the Series.

And when the time comes for us to meet our Maker, like good old Reep, we too shall be in awe of the Great Lion and embark on the greatest, “neverending story” of our everlasting lives!


18

Aug

Witchcraft & Deliverance Chronicles: Carol Kornacki (The Occult)


Carol Kornacki has an awesome testimony! I discovered her quite by accident when researching Doreen Irvine and other witchcraft deliverance testimonies on Youtube. 

After a traumatic childhood and a troubled young adult life, Carol became a rogue or solitary witch. But God wasn’t done with her and sent her a wonderful saint, planted in the pits of darkness, to find her and call her out into the marvelous light! Carol’s testimony includes:

  • Dealing with (parental) rejection
  • Child abuse
  • Teen pregnancy and abortion
  • Abusive relationships
  • Substance abuse
  • Witchcraft and more

Be blessed by Carol’s powerful testimony!
















16

Aug

Preachers of L.A., Episode 1: Judgment vs. Being Judgmental *Spoiler Alert*


Preachers of L.A. is back for Season Two and is already full of action! We’re sharing with you about Episode One: “Judge Not.” In Season One, Gospel singer, Deitrick Haddon, was recovering from his recent divorce, the birth of his first child–out of wedlock, and a speedy engagement. All which had suspect timing and, understandably, tarnished his position as a Christian minister. Midway through the season, he embarked on a secret wedding to his now wife, Dominique. But what they did not reveal until after the public wedding in the season finale was that they were already expecting Baby #2!

This naturally put Pastor Jay Haizlip, the last-minute wedding officiant for the public wedding, in an extremely awkward position which he lovingly confronted Deitrick about in this first episode. Drama ensued.



Later, we see Loretta, Bishop Noel Jones’ “special friend,” hijack Dominique’s sip-and-see baby shower to tear into First Lady LaVette Gibson about some comments her husband had made to Noel Jones.

Bishop Ron Gibson, as we saw last season, felt “some kinda way” about the “long tenure” of the 16-year relationship between Jones and Loretta. He felt it wasn’t appropriate for her to have a position in Bishop Jones’ ministry without first having the position of “wife.”



Bishop Gibson’s concerns had less to do with singles in ministry and more to do with the question of whether or not there were some (potentially mounting) indiscretions in the relationship. Let’s be honest: 16 years is a LONG time for anyone to date. Namely a pastor. Lady LaVette later summed up these concerns by stating:

Can a man take fire to his bosom, and…not be burned? (Proverbs 6:27)

Read the full article at GospelToday.com!

15

Aug

What Robin Williams Can Teach Us about Depression


For decades, Robin Williams was the man that had us all–black and white, saved and unsaved, young and old–laughing. He lifted our spirits, all the while, his own spirit was being crushed beneath the weight of depression. What a tragic paradox! No amount of “R.I.P.s” can make his earthly or eternal death peaceful. From Scripture to Mary K. Baxter’s Divine Revelation of Hell, we know Hell and its ever-burning fire are very real. As the Church, we need to be straightforward about the topic of depression.



1) Depression is a Spirit.

Some people think “depression is a medical condition…NOT a demon…” Yet this statement defies Scripture. There are plenty of medical conditions caused by spirits such as Rottenness of the Bones (Proverbs 12:414:30), Wasting Disease and Fever (Leviticus 26:15-16), etc. The Bible also speaks specifically about depression.

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the SORROW OF THE WORLD produces death. (II Corinthians 7:10)

The Bible also provides the remedy.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to…heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for MOURNING, the garment of praise for the SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS… (Isaiah 61:1-3)

Treating depression’s natural symptoms is good and necessary. However, if that treatment doesn’t include addressing the spiritual root, then all of our efforts will be in vain.



2) Depression Stems from Fear.

Back in 2009, for about half a year, I wrestled with depression. Eventually, I had a mini-breakdown. I shut down emotionally, socially, physically, etc. and the ugly root of it all was fear. Fear comes with torment, but that torment is illegal for those those who belong to God. Fear and its torment only stay where they’re tolerated.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. (I John 4:18)

For God has not given us a SPIRIT OF FEAR, but of power and of love and of a SOUND MIND. (II Timothy 1:7)

With the recent developments about Robin’s dealing with bipolar disorder and the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease which he was “not yet ready to share publicly,” it would seem that fear had definitely taken root in this star’s life.

Read the full piece on GospelToday.com!

11

Aug

Dragon Lords


If you know me, then you know I love the BBC show Merlin! I’ve always been a HUGE sucker for almost any version of the Arthurian Legend even if, like Merlin, it barely follows the actual story.

If you follow the BBC classic show (ended all too soon, much to my great sadness!), then you know that Merlin is a Dragon Lord. The gift, passed down to him from his father, allows him to “lord” over dragons and in fact, any being that may be even related to a dragon. And then, I had a revelation!



We, you and I, are called to be Dragon Lords!

Now before you go and crucify me, listen! Or rather, read!

This is NOT promoting, encouraging, or suggesting witchcraft or sorcery in any way!!!

While Merlin may have a pet dragon at his beck and call, chit chat with them, and so forth, that is not what I mean to communicate.

Subjection over dragons is what I’m getting at. And if you think I’m crazy, just turn to your nearest King James Bible or Bible app which reads:

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. (Psalm 91:13 KJV)

This ain’t talkin’ to Jesus, this is talking to every single believer, every single child of God. YOU have the power to tread upon dragons! Technically, over lions, and adders, and dragons…oh my! *giggles*

Now as most of you will know, Psalm 91 deals explicitly with divine protection for believers. And while each author has the creative right to make dragons good or bad within the context of their own story, obviously, spiritually speaking, dragons are baaaad. Very bad!

A dragon is an overgrown serpent. Who is the first serpent we see in Scripture? SATAN. You figure the rest out.



So now, we don’t—like witches and warlocks and sorcerers—have these beings (very real in the spirit world) as pets that we ride and work with and so forth. We speak “as one with authority” and we forbid their power and authority within the realm of our influence. But let’s first go back to dragons being real. Here are some “dragon tales” in Scripture.

In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1 KJV)

Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself. (Ezekiel 29:3 KJV)

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her Child as soon as it was born….And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:3, 4, 7-9 KJV)

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Revelation 13:4 KJV)

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11 KJV)

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (Revelation 16:3 KJV)

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years… (Revelation 20:2 KJV)




Dragons in Scripture, also tend to represent accursed places. I mean, seriously, it’s the stuff of Tolkien…Children of Húrin anyone??

The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl* also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate. (Isaiah 34:6-15 KJV)

*Screech Owl: “Lilith” (multiple translations such as Complete Jewish Bible, Darby Translation, Lexham English Bible, The Message, NASB, NRSV, The Voice, etc.) “Lamia” (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition, Wycliffe Bible, ), “Vampire” (Moffat Translation 1922), “Night Hag” (Revised Standard Version) other, less creative versions say “Night/Nocturnal Creature,” “Night Monster,” or some other sort of owl.

[Just so we’re clear, that’s 1) unicorns, 2) dragons, 3) satyrs, and 4) Liliths or lilit/lamias/hags/vampires all in ONE chapter of the Bible! And you thought reading the Bible wasn’t interesting…psshaw!]

And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged. (Isaiah 13:22 KJV)

And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant. (Jeremiah 9:11 KJV)

And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. (Jeremiah 49:33 KJV)

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant. (Jeremiah 51:37 KJV)

And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. (Malachi 1:3 KJV)

Again, VERY Tolkienesque. (He had to get it from somewhere!) And also again, DRAGONS = BAAAAD. And it is precisely because we are bad that we must accept our Dragon Lordness.







It should also be noted—and Tolkien captures this perfectly in The Children of Hurin as well as The Hobbit—that all dragons are liars. They were liars in the beginning of time and they will be liars at the end, on their way to the eternal Lake of Fire. Thus, we keep all “dragon talk” to a minimum.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9 KJV)

And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. (Revelation 13:5)

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11 KJV)

Dragons are in no way to be trusted. If you listen long enough—and do not have the grace of God and covering of His Blood—you’re bound to be taken in by his venomous lies.




God Himself gave us authority over these scaley fiends.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19)

Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. (Luke 9:1)

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)



And let me be clear, the authority we have is not our own but rather, extended to us through our Lord and Saviour Who, even in His flesh-suit, was a Man under the authority of God the Father.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us…made us alive together with Christ…and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus… (Ephesians 2:4-6)
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. (John 14:10)

Even the Holy Spirit of God does not move without the permission of God the Father.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13)

Our authority as Dragon Lords comes from the Ultimate Dragon Lord, Who—at the end of time, even as is mimicked in Norse mythology—shall slay the great serpent (dragon) at the end of time (Isaiah 27:1)!



We are Dragon Lords, not through our own will or for our own purposes, to enact the greatest power of all in the earth and every other realm known to God and man! Some who don’t know any better or don’t know how to communicate it in faerie tales call this power “magic.” Even C.S. Lewis did (i.e. “Deep Magic). (Not to be confused with real magic of course.) But it is not magic. It is simply the supernatural power of God, available to every believer, born of the Spirit and the will of God (John 1:12, 13). Rise up fellow Dragon Lords! Allow your God to crush this flying, lying serpent under your feet!

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (Romans 16:20)

08

Aug

Let’s Have a Serious Talk about Divorce


Recently, a friend, very concerned about the state of marriage, asked me to address the issue of divorce. Now if you follow my personal Facebook account, then you know (or should know) EXACTLY how I feel about it. But for those who don’t know, that’s what this post is for. Here’s goes nothing.

DIVORCE IS LEGALIZED UNFORGIVENESS.

I’m sorry, did that sound harsh??

It was meant to.

As always, you know that I’ll use the Bible as the foundation for my argument. So let’s see what it says on the matter.

The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”
And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?”
He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”
His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” (Matthew 19:3-10)

That’s what the Word says. And for some of you New-Testament-only “believers,” these are the red letters of Jesus the Christ.

And there you have it: divorce was NEVER the will of God. And according to Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” So that tells us that if God hated divorce in the beginning, then He yet hates it now. And He will at it at the end of time.



DIVORCE IS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE.

“For the Lord God of Israel says That He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence,” says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.” (Malachi 2:16)

Hmmm, interesting. God equates divorce to violence, thus if you divorce your spouse for any reason (it provides no condition here) then you commit an act of violence against your spouse, yourself, and your children if you have them.

Now going back to the words of our Saviour, He said,

Look, divorce ain’t never God’s will. Period. But because you people can’t get past your unforgiveness and won’t treat God like God, then Moses broke down and included it in his laws. So your only out is if your spouse cheats on you.

(So, where are all those people now who are against the laws of Moses?? Oh that’s right, they’re only against the Mosaic Laws when it’s convenient for them. Gotcha.)

That, of course, was the Desiree Translation, yet the core of it remains the same: divorce is never God’s will. Because in doing so, you become guilty of legalized unforgiveness (which we know to be sin) and violence (which we also know to be sin).

Still think divorce isn’t wrong??



DIVORCE REJECTS THE VERY ESSENCE OF GOD.

When you divorce, you say that not even God can fix your marriage. That is a lie. God can do anything—if you let Him. So then it becomes, not a case of God’s impotence, but of your lack of faith or straight up disbelief in God.

This is what you tell God when you divorce:

The God (that I may or may not worship) Who made Heaven and Earth through His Wisdom and Word; Who is so great that He did not even need to be created yet simply was; Who split the Red Sea; wiped out the Army of Egypt in a day; caused His angel(s) to wipe out entire armies, cities, and regions in a moment; healed the sick; cast out devils; and very literally defeated Satan, Death, Hell, and the Grave through His death and resurrection over 2,000 years ago; Who now sits at the right-hand of the Father ever making intercession for YOU is not capable of fixing your marriage.

Hmmmm…

You also say:

The God Who purchased YOUR redemption with His Blood; gave YOU the right to become a son of God through birth in the Spirit; gave YOU the power to be His witness in all the earth; gave YOU the perfect model for prayer; gave you authority over devils, scorpions, dragons, and lions; gave YOU the authority and the power to bind (prohibit) and forbid (permit) anything on the earth according to His will; and already promised YOU a place in His army at the end of the Age beside Him if you keep His commandments can’t give you what is necessary to save your marriage.

Hmmmm…

The problem is obviously not on God’s end, the problem is on yours.

If you are truly discouraged (and who doesn’t get discouraged from time to time?) and undoubtedly, a sour marriage would make one discouraged, then ask God to help your unbelief, to increase your faith.

“Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” (Luke 17:5)

Without faith, it is absolutely impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). And if you can’t please God, you ain’t gettin’ into Heaven. Faith is our access point to the things of God. So if we can’t access Him here, what on earth would make us think we can access it after we’re dead.

Either God is God, or He isn’t.

He can’t be a liar; it’s entirely impossible (Numbers 23:19, Romans 3:4). If someone’s wrong, you can be dang-skippy-sure, it’s you.



DIVORCE REJECTS THE CHARACTER OF GOD.

If God were a man in a relationship, people would say He’s in an abusive, unhealthy relationship. Time and time again, Israel/the Church have slapped God in the face by rejecting Him, disobeying Him, “playing the harlot” against Him (idolatry)…you name it, we’ve done it. And yet God is still there.

As the ultimate prophetic demonstration, He had Hosea marry a whore—a woman who intentionally strayed from her marriage bed—and yet, remain married to her. There’s no guarantee (especially in that day) that any of the children she gave birth to were his. And yet, God had him stay. It was a picture of how we treat God. And yet He still loves us as if we were His beloved like in Song of Songs. Simply, because we are.

Now you this is where things get really hard to hear…

You tell me: If God via the Apostle Paul commanded husbands to love their wives as God loved us and gave Himself for us (Ephesians 5:25), and we are supposed to be imitators of Christ, then how do we figure divorce is part of that command? Newsflash: it’s not.

We are all commanded to love and forgive like God—men and women alike.

Tough stuff isn’t it? And if we can’t commit to our spouses like we should, then we shouldn’t get married at all.

His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” (Matthew 19:10)


DIVORCE IS SELFISHNESS.

This is where it really hits home for me. In Spring of 2010, my mother—due to the irresponsibility, etc. of other family members—left North Carolina to care for her ailing parents in California. A couple months later, that Summer, she called home to tell my dad and I that she had no intention of ever coming home.

This was the “way of escape” God had given her.

God wanted her to be happy.

(Can you picture the look on my face right now??)

My aunt, my mom’s sister, also recently left her husband to be “happy.”

There was no infidelity, no abuse, nothing at all that could warrant divorce. These women simply had unrealistic, selfish expectations that were not met.

You probably know of several people who have left their spouses to be “happy” and have cited “irreconcilable differences” as their reasoning. Now find that for me in the Bible where Jesus or any of the prophets or apostles says “irreconcilable differences” is cause for divorce.

YOU CAN’T.

God doesn’t make people ill to give you an out from your marriage.

God doesn’t make your happiness His priority. Especially if you live in direct rebellion to His Word. Happiness comes and goes for all of us and it largely depends on our disposition.

God doesn’t aid the Spirit of Jezebel in attempting to make an Ahab of one’s spouse.

And God REALLY doesn’t show you who you were “really” supposed to be married to whilst married to someone else. That’s the devil!!

God expects us to live up to our responsibilities and commitments unless they stop us from doing His will.

I love my mother, but she’s dead wrong.



DIVORCE CAN LEAD TO BACKSLIDING.

Unfortunately, I believe this to be the case with my mother. And definitely her sister.

I’ve met lovely people, wonderful people who have divorced and remarried. Some of them had the one biblical out in their favour while others didn’t. Yet there seems to be a distinct difference between those who divorce and admit their wrongs as opposed to those who divorce and think they’ve done no wrong.

Do you want to know why the divorce rate is so high? Because people who divorce and remarry are much more prone to divorce again…and again…and again because they expect a person to either fix a problem in them, fill a void, or simply that the grass is greener on the other side.

The grass is greener where you water it.

Forget the spiritual side, how can you expect to grow as a person if you never admit your wrongs?

I tweeted yesterday that, “If you already think you’re great, then you’re not going to try to improve yourself” (Brad Bushman).

And now, spiritually speaking, if you don’t’ admit you’ve sinned, how can you expect God to forgive you and yourself to move forward spiritually?

The answer to both questions: YOU CAN’T.

And in God, there is no standing still. Oh sure, we say that for the sake of conversation, but really there’s only 1) moving forward and 2) moving backward. At what point does one actually become backslidden? I don’t know, the Bible doesn’t say. Yet when one has become so caught up in their own delusions and openly rejects or “skips” over the Word of God, and remains unrepentant, then they will eventually leave the ranks of Heaven to join the ranks of Hell. God doesn’t do it, they do it to themselves.

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent… (Acts 17:30)
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. (Revelation 2:5)
Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. (Revelation 2:16)
Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. (Revelation 3:3)

God doesn’t mince words when it comes to repentance; neither should we.



The Ravaging of Divorce

So now, let’s take a look at the definite and potential repercussions of divorce.

  1. Unforgiveness. (Sin)

  2. Violence. (Sin)

  3. Rejection of God & His Word. (Sin)

  4. Causing Offense. (Sin)

  5. Inviting the Generational Curse of Divorce Down to the 3rd & 4th Generations. (Iniquity, Sin)

  6. [Possible] Rebellion in Children a.k.a. Provoking Your children to Wrath. (Sin)

  7. Loss of Testimony. (Unfortunate)

When I was in middle and high school, I messed around with fake nails from the drugstore every now and then. And what I quickly learned is that that nail glue is the devil to mess with!! If you pull the nails off as you undoubtedly will, you rip off layers of your nail. It takes a while to repair and heal.

Men who have messed around with super glue and crazy glue have had similar experiences.  

Now if tearing something glued to your skin is traumatic (and trust me, it is!), then how ‘bout tearing your soul away from another? That’s exactly what divorce is! It’s where the violence comes in. As Jesus said, married folks (ONE man + ONE woman) become one. When you divorce, you tear yourselves in half. And likely, you tear your children in half. They feel (and sometimes are made to) pick a parent to live with, side with…your tear the household you built up. You tear your church if you’re in ministry. You tear your social circle. You tear any joint ventures (and bank accounts) you once shared.

God doesn’t tear; He never tears. He may cut, but clean cuts can be healed from. He prunes us for His use and purpose. It is Satan who tears, steals, and robs us of what is ours. When you divorce, you’re not pruning, you’re tearing and thus aligning yourself with Satan. So who do you want to side with? The Great Healer or the Great Liar?

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

I’m not marriage counsellor, but I know what the Word says. It’s very clear on the subject of divorce. Many will be offended by reading this post, yet the Bible already warns us that in the last days, many will be offended. And my spiritual padre always say that offense is a sign of spiritual immaturity. So if this post offends you, it just shows you where you are spiritually.



We all have a Scripture in the Bible that works our nerves, yet that doesn’t make it any less true. We can choose God or we can choose our own will. Just remember, when you elevate your will above that of God, you are no longer serving the Creator.

07

Aug

The Bible in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Part II: The Lion & the Lamb


This is a short, but poignant installment. (Aren’t you happy? lol) This time, we’re exploring the Lion and the Lamb we view on the edge of Aslan’s country at the end of this voyaging tale. Enjoy!

Between them and the foot of the sky there was a something so white on the green grass that even with their eagle’s eyes they could hardly look at it. They came on and saw that it was a Lamb.

“Come and have breakfast,” said the Lamb in its sweet milky voice.

Then they noticed for the first time that there was a fire lit on the grass and fish roasting on it. They sat down and at the fish, hungry now for the first time for many days. And it was the most delicious food they had ever tasted.

“Please, Lamb,” said Lucy, “is this the way to Aslan’s country?”

“Not for you,” said the Lamb. “For you the door into Aslan’s country is from your own world.”

“What!” said Edmund. “Is there a way into Aslan’s country from our world too?”

“There is a way into my country from all the worlds,” said the Lamb; but as he spoke, his snowy white flushed into tawny gold and his size changed and he was Aslan himself, towering above them and scattering light from his mane.

“Oh, Aslan,” said Lucy. “Will you tell us how to get into your country from our world?”

“I shall be telling you all the time…” (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)



Ah, the Lion and the Lamb, the great paradox that is Jesus the Christ! He is the meek Lamb who allowed Himself to be slain for our sins and the Great Lion of Judah.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” (Revelation 5:5)

Yes, the Lion and the Lamb. We’ve seen the Lamb-Aslan once before in “Lion” when the Great Lion allowed the Witch Jadis and her fallen followers to slay Him on the Stone Table. He could have killed the Witch in a moment (which He, in fact, did do the next day), but He chose to submit to the slaying for the sake of Edmund and all Narnia. Now that’s one mighty Lamb!

And yet this same Lamb is the Lion!

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver, “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ’Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

SEE RELATED: Aslan is on the Move



Aslan is not tame Lion and neither is Jesus. He’s the conquering King isn’t He? (That was a statement, not a question.) The Great Lion, whether you call Him “Aslan” or “Jesus,” the effect is the same: overwhelming love from those who know Him and overwhelming fear from those who don’t. To know Him is to love Him. If you love the Lamb, you won’t have to fear the Lion.

Sign My Petition to Help #EndBlackJesus


Have you heard of Black Jesus?

I had, but never knew what it was about and certainly hadn’t seen a trailer–until today. I was prompted to look into it when Gospel singer, Isaac “Ike” Carree called his Facebook followers to call in and boycott the show. Obviously I couldn’t do so just because he asked me to, so I looked it up. I was in no way ready for the utter mockery that ensued.

So what did I do? I “marched” over to the Black Jesus Facebook Page and Twitter account, shared my thoughts, and called others to share their thoughts as well.

We have no right to complain about the filth in our media if we have no intention of not watching it or doing nothing about it.

As men and women of God, regardless of age, sex, or colour, we are called to righteousness and holiness. And as God’s people, we are called to hate that which He hates, oppose that which He opposes.

Read the full post on GospelToday.com!

Please help me end this filth by signing my brand new petition: End Black Jesus.

We CAN make a difference!

Thanks in advance!!

Desiree, xx

05

Aug

Witchcraft & Deliverance Chronicles: Doreen Irvine (The Occult)


Continuing with our Witchcraft & Deliverance Chronicles, this is the story of Doreen Irvine. Now if you, like me, grew up reading the Rebecca Brown books like He Came to Set the Captives Free, then this woman’s story will sound eerily similar. Actually I believe, He Came to Set the Captives Free is “spiritual warfare fiction” meaning that absolutely everything that happens in those books is 200% real and actually happened—just not (entirely) to Dr. Brown and Elaine. And since lovely Doreen had been around for a long time (passed away this year, I believe) it makes sense that the book would be based on her life. 

Anyhoo, this is the most powerful story of Doreen’s life, From Witchcraft to Christ. This former Bride of Satan—of all Europe—was powerfully transformed by the power of God and just as passionate a servant of Satan as she was, she was an equally—if not more—passionate servant of God.

Be encouraged by Doreen’s testimony! It includes:

  • A life of prostitution 
  • A life of drugs
  • Rejection
  • Satanism
  • Her rise to Satanic power over the entire European continent and British Isles
  • She even made a whole coven disappear once! (Crazy huh?)

Part I



Part II



Full Testimony (Sermon)


04

Aug

The Bible in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Part I: The Star & His Daughter


We’re FINALLY moving on to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (aren’t you happy) and entering the final three books of the Narnian Chronicles. I’m VERY excited to chat about this particular topic with you, so enjoy!

And now a door opened in the hillside, and light appeared in the doorway, and a figure came out, and the door shut behind it. The figure carried a light, and this light was really all that they could see distinctly. It came slowly nearer and nearer till at last it stood right at the table opposite to them. Now they could see that it was a tall girl, dressed in a single long garment of clear blue which left her arms bare. She was bareheaded and her yellow hair hung down her back. And when they looked at her they thought they had never before known what beauty meant….

“Look,” said the girl, turning round and pointing at the door in the hillside. They could see it more easily now, for while they had been talking the stars had grown fainter and great gaps of white light were appearing in the greyness of the eastern sky.

Slowly the door opened again and out there came a figure as tall and straight as the girl’s but not so slender. It carried no light but light seemed to come from it. As it came nearer, Lucy saw that it was like an old man. His silver beard came down to his bare feet in front and his silver hair hung down to his heels behind and his robe appeared to be made from the fleece of silver sheept. He looked so mild and grave that once more all the travellers rose to their feet and stood in silence.

But the old man came on without speaking to the travellers and stood on the other side of the table opposite to his daughter. Then both of them held up their arms before them and turned to face the east. In that position they began to sing. I wish I could write down the song, but no one who was present could remember it. Lucy said afterwards that it was high, almost shrill, but very beautiful — “A cold kind of song, and early morning kind of song.” And as they sang, the grey clouds lifted from the eastern sky and the white patches grew bigger and bigger till it was all white, and the sea began to shine like silver. And long afterwards (but those two sang all the time) the east began to turn red and at least, unclouded, the sun came up out of the sea and its long level ray shot down the length of the table on the gold and silver and on the Stone Knife….

“Have you any knowledge of the seas and lands further east than this?” [asked Caspian.]

“I saw them long ago,” said the Old Man, “but it was from a great height. I cannot tell you such things as sailors need to know.”

“Do you mean you were flying in the air?” Eustace blurted out.

“I was a long way above the air, my son,” replied the Old Man. “I am Ramandu. But I see that you stare at one another and have not heard this name. And no wonder, for the days when I was a star had ceased long before any of you knew this world, and all the constellations have changed.”

“Golly,” said Edmund under his breath. “He’s a retired star.”

“Aren’t you a star any longer?” asked Lucy.

“I am a star at rest, my daughter,” answered Ramandu. “When I set for the last time, decrepit and old beyond all that you can reckon, I was carried to this island. I am not so old now as I was then. Every morning a bird brings me a fire-berry from the valleys of the sun, and each fire-berry takes away a little of my age. And when I have become as young as the child that was born yesterday, then I shall take my rising again (for we are at earth’s eastern rim) and once more tread the great dance.”

“In our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge ball of flaming fas.”

“Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is but only what it is made of. And in this world you have already met a star: for I think you have been with Coriakin.”

“Is he a retired star, too?” said Lucy.

“Well, not quite the same,” said Ramandu. “If was not quite as a rest that he was set to govern the Duffers. You might call it a punishment. He might have shone for thousands of years more in the southern winter sky if all had gone well.”

“What did he do, Sir?” asked Caspian.

“My son,” said Ramandu, “it is not for you, a son of Adam, to know what faults a star can commit…” (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)



This was one of the posts in my God in Narnia series that I was most excited to write. Why?? Because you hardly hear anyone talk about it. Stars are angels. Angels are stars. Okay, okay, so I doubt that when we look up into the sky that the constellations we’re viewing are actual angels, yet throughout Scripture, angels are constantly cast in the light (literally) of stars and similar astronomical beings. Here are some examples.

And of the angels He says: “Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.” (Hebrews 1:7 quoting Psalm 104:4)

From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera. (Judges 5:20 AMP)

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding….To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? (Job 38:4, 6, 7)

And [Jesus] said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” (Luke 10:18 emphasis mine)

For you have said in your heart: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God…I will be like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:13-14)

And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1)

Behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. (Revelation 12:3-4)

Yes, the Bible is peppered with examples of these flaming ministers. And while the angels do not always appear or are referred to in this form, I’d certainly say it’s one of, if not the most popular, of their forms. Perhaps even their natural form when standing before the Throne of God in Heaven. But let’s take a closer look at the chief Fallen Angel, Lucifer, to better understand this “enlightened” nature of angels.

Let’s get down a few facts about the devil. Satan isn’t actually isn’t name; it’s a job description—a fallen job description.

Satan’s Name is “Lucifer” which means “Day Star.” Lucifer’s pre-Fall identity was the “Son of the Morning.” If you were Bishop George Bloomer, you would say this:

Lucifer was “Day Star,” the Son of the Morning. If he’s the “Son” of the Morning, Who’s “Morning”? God. And what’s his Brother’s name? Bright and Morning Star.”

(Now let me clarify, I truly don’t believe that Bishop Bloomer is saying that Lucifer was the Son of God in the same way Jesus is; there are three types of “sons of God”: 1) Jesus, 2) angels, and 3) Christians. Lucifer, would have of course, fallen into the second category.)

Now this great Morning (God) that we worship, what does the Word say about Him?

For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29)

There is no way the sons of God could stand before Him and do His bidding without taking on an aspect of His image. We, the earthly sons of God, are made in His image as are the angels, they are just made in a different image of God’s—and image aflame.



A Story Fit for a Horror Movie

I recently spoke with a dear friend of mine and she told me a story about a friend of hers. She went to visit his house and check on him; he wasn’t doing well. She suspected that he was possessed and on this trip, that suspicion was confirmed. (I won’t trouble you with the diabolical dialogue that took place, but I will tell you what he said to her as he put her out of his house.)

He forced her out of the house and onto the front lawn. It was night and the sky was full of stars. He said something to the effect of,

"Look up!" She looked. "What do you see?"

“Stars…” she said, not sure where “he” was going with this…

“You see those stars? We used to be up there! And one day, we’re going to rise again!”

O….M…..G…..!!!

That’s when you say, “Satan, the Lord rebuke you!!” Sing some oil at the person if you have any, plead the blood of Jesus over yourself, and get up outta there!!

TERRIFYING!!!

I get chills just thinking about the interchange. But those were words straight from the pit of Hell. The mighty who have fallen were once glimmering stars in the Heavens, but now their abode is Hell, and their playground (unless blood-bought Christians forbid it) is the earth. And yet, Satan is the Prince of the Power of the Air. So he and his yet have the ability to transform themselves into “angels of light.”

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transforms themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. (II Corinthians 11:13-15)

That’s what the Word says!

The term “angel of light” is literal as well as metaphorical. We’ve already shown what the Scripture says, literally speaking. And if you check the news and history, we’re hearing about “signs in the heavens” more and more. How do you explain the “god” Allah violently appearing to Muhammad and forcing him to recite and eventually, calling him to be the prophet of the false religion terrorizing the Middle-East and great world to this day? How do you explain the Angel Moroni appearing to Joseph Smith and launching the blasphemous, heretical Mormon religion(s)? How do you explain these apparitions that have appeared to Catholic little children and old ladies throughout Central and Southern America, fostering belief in the Virgin Mary, turning those areas into unholy shrines? And how about the various recounted and unrecounted beings that appear to those who are now believers in aliens and UFOs? It’s all a demonic charade, preparing the peoples for 1) demonic deception and ultimately, 2) the One World Order. (Yes, I just said that, No, I’m not a conspiracist.)

Don’t you know? They’ve already got the lies ready to explain the rapture. We Christians will be “eliminated” so the rest of the world can, together, achieve a higher consciousness. Don’t you know the Vatican is already in talks of 1) extending salvation to extraterrestrials and even possibly 2) being taught about “salvation” from them? Google it! It’s all there! This is the fruit of these fallen angels of light. And it ties in perfectly with their metaphorical meanings.



The CRAY-CRAY situation I’ve been dealing with as of late involves one or more angels of light. A young gay man my friend and I had been ministering to is (still to my knowledge) being deceived by an angel of light.

He told me that a woman appeared to him in a dream. (She’s a demon.) She told him she was from God. (She was not.) She told him things about himself that “no one else would know.” (Use of familiar spirits/demons.) She told him that he needed to come see me—NOT the church I was trying to send him to for deliverance and discipleship—for help. (Trying to make me his “light-skint Holy Ghost.”) She told him he needed to kiss me to “seal the exorcism.” (Do I even need to comment on this??) She told him we would travel the world together. (Okay really devil, go sit down somewhere and shut up.) And then because the devil likes to hit below the belt, the spirit told him, “Desiree is Jezebelic like the Queen of Heaven.” (SAY WHAT?!?!?!?! And NOW you know why I’ve been so thoroughly researching the Queen of Heaven.) He said he wants to worship me. And marry me. (Only a devil could make a poor, gay man think he wants to marry a Holy Ghost-filled woman who has no romantic interest in him WHATSOEVER and actually buy her a $50,000 engagement ring!! Which thankfully I haven’t and will not ever see.)

This young man got saved, but he did not get delivered from any of the spirits residing in his life. Therefore, he had several open doors to the devil and specifically, spirits of deception that tried to use him to harass me. (Because harassing I guess is the logical next step for witches who realise, by the grace of God, that they cannot kill/harm me.) So now, this young man who is an infant in Christ and frankly, possessed—by several spirits—is now also being controlled by the Spirit of Jezebel (witchcraft, manipulation), he’s dabbling in the Spirit of Jezebel, and is blinded by the “god of this world,” from seeing that He needs Jesus—and not a woman—to set him free. And now he’s guilty of idol worship—I’m his idol! Unfortunately for him, I had to block him on everything so he would stop contacting me because, as aforementioned, my God is a consuming fire! And He destroys idols!! I don’t know about you, but I have no intention of being struck down by God Almighty because an angel of light has deceived this poor young man. #PrayingFromaDistance



One of the main products of angels of light in our time is Hyper-Grace or the “nice Gospel.” You know what it is, seeker-friendly messages that emphasize the love and grace of God (which are ABSOLUTELY valid and wonderful) without emphasizing the holiness and righteousness of God. They love the New Testament, shun the Old. They don’t teach on or believe in sin and if you bring it up, then you’re being legalistic. They don’t preach the Cross or the Blood because the Cross and the Blood offend willful sinners. In short, “once saved, always saved.” “I can live however the bleep I want because Jesus loves me.” This poor young man has also been seduced into this doctrine of devils. At least he has an excuse because he’s a baby in Christ and had no semblance of a Christian upbringing. But you who know the Word are absolutely without excuse.

This is one of my favourite passages; I always quote it.

I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men , or God? Or do I seek to please me? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. (Galatians 1:6-10)

Now why would the Apostle Paul warn the Celts (Galatians a.k.a. “Gauls”) against angels preaching false gospels? Because he knew they would! He knew they had! He knew they were! And the Apostle John added to this and gave a test for how to examine these “angels of light.”

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (I John 4:1-6)

In the time of Enoch and Noah, the angels were corrupted when they came down among men and decided to spit on the laws of God, taught men great corruption, had sex with human women, and begat giants, monsters, and those generally viewed as “demi-gods” in ancient mythology. And don’t tell me you don’t believe it because they’re even in the Bible. Og of Bashan. The inhabitants of Jericho. That Sons of Anak a.k.a. “Anakim.” Goliath and his four giant-brothers. Paul and John would have had these well-filed in their Jewish memories under Roman occupations.

And John tells us later in Revelation that an angel will fly around the world and proclaim the Gospel during the Tribulation. (And as much as I’d like to see that, I prefer to watch from above in Heaven!)

Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgement has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Revelation 14:6, 7)

Why should it be any different now? More time passed between Noah and John than has passed between John and us.

God’s angels are eternal angel of light. I personally believe angels to be shapeshifters, at least some of them. How else could they appear as mere human strangers (Hebrews 13:2)? Yet even if they do not make us afraid and pass out for days (poor Daniel!), they are still the unfallen sons of Light (God). The transformations Satan and his fallen delegation make are temporary, momentary; for the express purpose of deception. After all, is he not the Father of Lies? It is the Holy Ghost Who will show us who our angelic visitors are from: the Father of Lights or the Father of Lies.



Dear me. I haven’t really talked about the Narnian tale at all. *eeek!* But I will end this post by praising good ole “Jack” for his prophetic inclinations of seeing the truth that most do not. Divinely brilliant! (Literally!)