“The Deep Secrets”
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“The Deep Secrets”
By Augusto A. Kho
IFP Provincial Prayer
Friends of Christ, YMCA, Dagupan City
November 6, 2017 (Monday); 9: A.M.
Updated: November 9, 2017 (Thursday); 12:45 A.M.
All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That’s in the nature of secrets - Cory Doctorow
Deep secrets are the things done discreetly. It is normally made for personal consumption that must be hidden from the public view. The astonishing reason is because deep secrets are oftentimes sinful and abominable. 2 Kings 17:9 says, “And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the Lord their God..” Or sometimes government secret is done for fear of threat to national security like possible foreign invasion or special mission like Mamasapano incident resulting to the gruesome deaths of SAF 44. Even Joshua exercised it in Joshua 2:1 when “he sent two men to spy secretly.” Or a “secret errand (spy)” in Judges 3:19. Angel kept secret his name as well (Judges 13:18). And there is a “secret place” to hide as well (1 Sam. 19:2). But whatever secret or hidden is being revealed by God Himself. The Lord God reveals the deep things and anything that is hidden or mysterious. “For the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh,” (1 Sam. 3:21). Apostle Paul said, “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God,” (1 Cor. 2:10). The psalmist David revealed that to us whether he is in heaven or in hell, he said, “Behold thou art there,” thus speaking of His Omnipresence (Psalm 139:8).
You and I may have been keeping an old secrets. Or the Church has secrets as well. What is the secret of your local church or my local church? Why we kept them hidden up to this very day?
Or Is it Satan’s deep secret inside the Church remained unscathed?
And this is the story of the deep secrets of the Church which has been kept unveiled for thousands of centuries.
Deep Secrets of the Church
Reading from New English Translation (NET) in Revelation 2:24, “But to the rest of you in Thyatira, all who do not hold to this teaching (who have not learned the so-called ‘deep secrets of Satan’), to you I say: I do not put any additional burden on you.”
I underlined important terms mentioned by the Lord Christ whose “eyes is like a fiery flame“ to the assigned angel in Thyatira and not to the church pastor (Rev. 2:18) through His servant John the Beloved which are as follows:
This deep secrets have been revealed to us this very day. And the code of silence is now broken.
Code of Silence
Aegis Juris Fraternity former officer Mark Ventura, turns witness, tags brods. Ventura went to Aguirre’s office one Tuesday and submitted a tell-all affidavit on what transpired during Castillo’s hazing at the fraternity library on Sept. 17, thus breaking the “Code of Silence” in the fatal death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. First came the punches, followed by repeated blows from paddles. At the end of nearly four hours of beating at the hands of Aegis Juris fraternity members, neophyte passed out. His fraternity “brothers” tried but failed to revive him – with hot melted candle wax as reported by Edu Punay of The Philippine Star, dated October 26, 2017 -
I remember my reading this 7:30 AM in Isaiah 57:2,9 (NLT), “ 2 For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die…9 You have gone to Molech with olive oil and many perfumes, sending your agents far and wide, even to the world of the dead.”
DEEP SECRETS OF SATAN
We arrived in the ancient city of Thyatira, now Akhisar at 4:45 PM on a Sunday, June 11, 2017. It is a very small archaeological site probably around 100-120 meter in width and length which is centrally located at the bustling metropolis. Shock runs through my veins when Emile Meltem, the lady Turkish tourist guide said that the place is being preserved because the city government has converted it into a cemetery. In other words, it is the place or world of the dead (like what my reading is this morning in Isaiah 57:9 in New Living Translation (NLT).
Geographically speaking, Thyatira is a colony of Macedonian Greeks, situated between Sardis and Pergamos on the river Lycus. Its inhabitants gained their living by traffic and the art of dyeing in purple. A certain woman named Lydia is a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira became a follower of Paul and the Christ (Acts 16:4).
Thyatira is known for its purple. What does purple stands for? And how the symbol of purple plays an important role to the Church?
Thyatira just like other Seven Churches of Asia is very much Greek in culture, language, traditions and religious beliefs. Thyatira in Greek “Thuateira” means "odour of affliction.” Why such a city be branded as such?
Deep secrets? Why the church has deep secrets? Who own these secrets? The Lord Christ clearly said it is the “deep secrets of Satan”. It means Satan dwells in a church and he keeps his secrets there. This is not an isolated case though that Satan’s residency is in a Church.
In Pergamos, Christ rebuked the church, “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos…I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where’s Satan seat is.. where Satan dwelleth..” (Rev. 2:12-13). Pergamos is the seat of Satan as well his official residence yet that is also where the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is. Such an irony!
Church or ekklesia is “a gathering of ctiizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly of the people concvened at the public place for the purpose of deliberating; an assembly of Christians gathered for a worship in a religious meeting; a religious congregations like the synagogue or Christian community” according to Thayer. Church also means “ a calling out; Christian members on earth or saints in heaven or both, assembly or church.” The ekklesia or church is first mentioned by Christ himself in Matthew 16:18 saying, “On this rock, I will build my church and the gates of hell (hades, the prince of the underworld) shall not prevail against the church.”
The “deep secrets of Satan” lies on the church’s teachings today. Rev.elation 2:24/ESV reads:
"But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden."
The Scripture says, “But to the rest of you in Thyatira…” referring to the “ remnants.”
The word, “rest" in Greek " loipoi" means “remaining, a remnant, a residue, the rest (class under consideration).” It derived from Greek root word "leipo" I.e. “leave behind, inferior, destitute.”
What is under consideration?
Remember Senator Leila de Lima who is now under detention. She requested the Supreme Court to “reconsider” or “put under consideration” the graft case filed against her. In other words, the remnants of Thyatira is “under consideration “ of Christ. Such “consideration” can still be over-ruled (to rule against).
These remnants are seemingly inferior or sub-standard or poor Christians compared perhaps to the learned, affluent or people of great influence and power. These remnants are not stunningly and well-gifted believers. In my 28 years of pastoral ministry, I noticed among our churches that the rich, the scholarly and the famous Christian believers are being treated favorably and nicely compared to the lowly ones. But Christ referred “the rest of you in Thyatira” as remnants or poor did not adhere with the “controversial teaching” dubbed as “Satan’s deep secrets.”
These rest/remnants are mere scum (tira) or residue (latak) as the original Greek word described them. Perhaps they don’t even belong to a rich church like what you often hear the “church of the showbiz and the rich.” And I must admit, I also feel envious to these grand or mega-churches where prominent believers in the Lord obtained their church residency or membership.
Again, I repeat, these remnants “have not known the depths of Satan” and that is in KJV but in NET and NIV it says “deep secrets of Satan,” which is very straight-forward and so revealing. T
“Known “ in Greek word, “ginosko” means “to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel.” It is an Jewish idiom for “sexual intercourse between a man and a woman; to become acquainted with.” Is it “get acquainted with” is being referred to like “being married to?”
Depths in Greek " bathos" i.e. Depth and height, of the deep sea, metaphorically the deep things,of God, extreme poverty, mystery.” “Depths” according to Strong Bible Dictionary also means “profundity, a mystery, deepness of things.”
And I know only of one creature who is truly lives in a deep. His name is Leviathan. Leviathan can be found in Job 41:1 which has a poisonous tongue, multi-headed creature Psalm 74:1, playful in Psalm 104:26, Isaiah 27:1 as “piercing, crooked serpent.” Leviathan is said to be the “mysterious spirit” that threatens the “destiny of the Philippines” according to a group of intercessors.
Leviathan is a “sea monster, dragon, large aquatic animal, perhaps the extinct dinosaur, plesiosaurus; a wreathed (pumupulupot) aninmal; that is a serpent (especially the crocodile or some other large sea monster; figuratively the constellation of the dragon ; also a symbol of Babylonia; mourning.” (James Strong Bible Dictionary).
The Leviathan of the Book of Job is a reflection of the older Canaanite Lotan, a primeval monster defeated by the god Hadad. Parallels to the role of Mesopotamian Tiamat defeated by Marduk have long been drawn in comparative mythology, as have been wider comparisons to dragon and world serpent narratives such as Indra slaying Vrtra or Thor slaying Jörmungandr according to Juan Eduardo Cirlot (1971) in the Dictionary of Symbols (page 1866)
Wilhelm Gesenius, Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (trans.) Hebrew and Chaldee lexicon to the Old Testament (1879) wrote, “ Leviathan already figures in the Hebrew Bible as a metaphor for a powerful enemy, notably Babylon (Isaiah 27:1), and some scholars have pragmatically interpreted it as referring to large aquatic creatures, such as the crocodile.”
These “deep secrets” are being acquainted with a teaching in the church. That deep secrets of Satan is no less than the “teaching of Jezebel.” This teaching of Jezebel is like Leviathan that wreathed around you and you can not pull yourself out. And who is Jezebel? How cunning and dreadful this adversary is?
Jezebel displayed strong influence in the Church of Thyatira. In Revelation 2:20 that says, “Notwithstanding I have few things against thee because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel which called herself prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.”
First, Jezebel is permitted to take church leadership or office. Second, she is a self-proclaimed prophetess. Have you seen some self-proclaimed pastors or ministers? The process of proper endorsement is not there that no one holds responsibility of them. Third, she teaches in the church. Fourth, she seduce the servants of God to heresy. The word “seduce” in Greek “planao” means “to cause to stray, to fall away to heresy, to be led to error and sin.” It derived from the Greek word, “plane” (plan’-ay) which means “mental straying, error, wrong opinion relative to morals and religion” according to Thayer. Strong Definition of “plane” are “fraud, deceit, delusion.” Heresy according to Webster is a “doctrine contrary to the truth.” Heresy in Greek “hairesis” means “storming a city” or “dissensions arising from diversity of opinions and aims,” or “a sect.” (Acts 24:14) And the fifth? I will leave it to the last which is the “deep secrets of Satan”.
Historically, Jezebel means “chaste,” the daughter of Ethbaal, the king of the Zidonians, the wife of Ahab, the king of Israel (1 Kings 16:31). That was the “first time that a king of Israel had allied himself by marriage with a heathen princes.” Jezebel is described as malicious, crafty, designing, revengeful and cruel. She was the first one who instigated persecution and execution to the servants of the Lord. She is very religious with 450 (false) prophets under Baal (1 Kings 18:19). She is disastrous to the kingdom of Judah and Israel (21:1-29). She instigated the killing of the Lord’s prophet Elijah. Her death as God’s judgment according to the word of the Lord is gruesome. Jezebel’s body was consumed by the dogs on the street, her bones were nowhere to be found ( 2 Kings 9:7-37; 1 Kings 21:19). Her name is a synonym to a wicked woman in Revelation 2:20.
Jezebel’s name originated from “iyzebel” which means “Baal exalts” or Baal is husband to,” or “unchaste.”
The teachings of Jezebel as “Satan’s deep secrets” will be discussed later
By the way
By the way, have you read this House Bill (HB) 4982 and House Bill (HB) 6595? You must familiarize yourselves to these priority bills, be you’re a Christian or not. WHY? Becaus will these bills once it become a law will usher you and your church to the “deep secrets of Satan?” Is it no less than our dear legislators whom we elected will usher us to the stunning world of the depths of Satanic kingdom?
Deep Secrets in the Congress?
Is there any deep secrets in the Congress that pertains to the rightness and the wrongness of various issues to this nation?
One lawmaker barked on us like a dog when she said, “If that will be the case then we will amend the Constitution and will “suppress” (or limits) your freedom of religion? “
I remember what Abu Baku, a prophet from Ghana, Africa in a seminar which was held very near in University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City, “When you cannot influence your Congress, time will come when they will legislate crooked or wicked bills that affect you all - be Christian or not?” The said seminar was hosted by Intercessors of the Philippines (IFP) sometime from 1992-1993 which was attended by over 2,500- 3,000 pastors and Christian Leaders. That is where the Intercession for the 8 Pillars of Society begun.
Now, this prophesy has begun unfolding right straight our own very eyes and we could hardly blink with horror or even unfazed as if nothing dangerous is coming nor alarming. As Paul puts it, “For when they say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, “ (1 Thess. 5:3)
Govern by laws
Legislation and law govern men. We are all govern by laws. We are under the rule of law in all aspects of our lives. Be it is Natural Science like the law of gravity in Physics or the law of supply and demand in Economy or male and female in Biology and Genetics. So when lawmakers pervert law in the name of “law” that is very dangerous and we will become like a drug-laced zombies under the name of sorcery in Revelation 21:8, Sorcery in Greek “pharmakeus” i..e one who prepares or uses medical remedies, a spell-giving potion; druggist; poisoner, magician).”
So when someone inject you with a dose of medicine beyond your will, are you not being drugged in that effect? That is when a “dubious “ bill of our lawmakers comes in when their approved legislated law contradicts one’s conviction.
Would these bills be injected like drugs whether we like it or not otherwise will be be penalized and be branded as criminals?
Law is first mentioned by Joseph (Gen. 47:26) meaning “choq" ( khoke) i.e. statute, limit, ordinance, prescribed, enactment, commandment, custom, decree.
There is the “Lord's Law.” Exodus 13:9, " The Lord's law may be in thy mouth". The Law is TORAH i.e. Law, direction, instruction, body of prophetic teaching, Mosaic Law, precepts, Decalogue, Pentateuch.
Jesus said, “Think not that I m to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill,” (Matthew 5:17)
God said that human, judicial and divine laws are being perverted. Ecclesiastes 3:16 b (New Living Translation), “Yes, even the courts of law are corrupt.” The word “law” is interpreted as “mishpat” meaning “judicial decision, judgment, decision (law), and formal decree (human and particularly divine law).”
The Lord God is being burdened when people pervert the law. “And the burden of the Lord shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts our God,” (Jeremiah 23:36). “For the foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord,” (Proverbs 19:3).
Apostle Paul said, “God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my Gospel,” (Romans 2:16).
Anti-SOGIE Discrimination Act (HB 4982)
Anti- SOGIE Bill by Rep. Roman and Kaka Bag-o. HB 4982. It was first authored by Sol Aragones, a TV news anchorwoman turned legislator and Dumagat Island Representative Kaka Bag-o and now being supported by the daughter-in-law of Senator Cynthia Villar, Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, and now being chaired by Bataan representative Geraldine Roman, the once-published as the first trans-gender Member of the Congress.
When we supported the senatorial bid of then Manny Villar, I was told by a friend and then a Police General that Cynthia Villar is a Christian. We supported Manny Villar because of that effect.
Once this SOGIE bill becomes a law, any “offender” will be meted with six years imprisonment and a fine of half a million pesos (P500,000.00) who found guilty of “discriminating” the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). The said bill also added another sex other than the “male” or “female” the so-called “intragender” thus contradicting natural law, spiritual law, Constitutional Law ( like (Genesis 1:27; Separation of the State and the Church Philippine Constitution II, Section 6; Violations of Human Rights, Expressions and Religion in Art. III, Section 1-5; Art. XIII, Sec. 1; on Social Justice and Human Rights; Art. XIV, Sec. 3 (2) Ethical, Spiritual and Moral Values; Filipino Family as “unassailable institution” Art. XV, Section 1 and 2; and perhaps even more.
The said bill is also approved by Reps. Pantaleon Alvaraz, Rodolfo Farinas, Teddy Baguilat Jr., Tom Villarin, Ruth Villarica,
Same Sex Union (HB 6595)
A bill recently filed by no less than the House Speaker Alvarez, the so-called “same-sex union” under HB 6595. Philippine Daily Inquirer dated October 21, 2017 reads, “Alvarez files house bill recognizing LGBT unions.”
Please see “NOTES” below.
History repeats by itself
We have not yet learned much from History. Santayana once said, “Those who have not learned from history are doomed to repeat it. “
Is it Philippines particularly our lawmakers are doomed to repeat it? Or shall the priests and the prophets of the land are yet about to repeat history?
God spoke to prophet Ezekiel (22:22), “As silver is melted in the midst of furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the Lord have poured out my fury (chemah I.e. wrath, poison, venom, rage) upon you.”
God accused the 4-P’s of Israel: the prophets, the princes the priests and the people. All these four (4) have done nothing to stop God’s fury against sins.
“There is conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion…Her priests have violated my law and have profane mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither they have shewed difference between the unclean and the clean… and I am profaned among them…Her princes (president, legislators, judiciary, local governments, etc) in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey… The people of the land have used oppression, exercised robbery and have vexed the poor…” (Ezekiel 22:25-29)
Will the true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will rise and make a solid stand against their “immoral bill?” And who will make the first move?
What’s the greatest blunder to the Lord? To legalize what is immoral and impure and criminalize what is moral and pure that in effect making the Law of the Lord impure? Is it not “The law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul?” (Psalm 19:7)
So what these “dubious” bills meant for?
Deep secrets of Satan
Sometime from 1992-1994, a prophet from Ghana, Africa named Abu Bakhu was one among the guest speakers of Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP), held somewhere very closed to University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman Quezon City. Bakhu warned, “Pray for your legislators and legislation of the land. It will affects both the Christians and non- Christians for whatever wicked law they passed.”
The deep secrets of Satan lies to the Jezebel’s teaching on immorality particularly on fornication and adultery ( Rev. 2:21-22). Fornication in Greek “porneia” is “illicit sexual intercourse, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals, etc; sexual intercourse with relatives; sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman.” Metaphorically, the worship of idols or food offered to idols. This includes “incest.” Adultery on the other hand is derived from the Greek word, “moichos” (moy-khos) meaning “an adulterer, who have an intercourse to another man’s wife.” Metaphorically, is the “one who is faithless toward God, ungodly.”
The passages of these dubious bills will completely the moral being and substance of the whole nation. Morality as a Social Science will become obsolete and Ethics as well. The distinction between the light and dark, the right and the wrong, the holy and the profane, the evil and the good, God and Satan will be treated as cliche.
This is exactly what Anti-SOGIE Discrimination Act and Same-Sex Union Bill are being pushed through by Reps. Aragones, Bag-0, Roman and Alvarez. Once it is being passed as a law, this become “legal, norm, value-system, etc”. This “dose of medicine” becomes generic to all - Christians or non-Christians alike to conform with what we call “legal law” yet “immoral” according to the divine law or standards of God. These conflicting opinions and convictions will possibly put our faith into test. Once these said bills becomes a “law” the following “possibilities” can occur:
Reading scriptural or biblical passages that places distinction to “immorality” will become a criminal act
The Bible will be placed into a “hot issue” that Congress can “ban” all religious materials that “discriminate” moral issues especially against LGBT (lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender)
Ministers will be penalized, criminalized and jailed. Should “death penalty” will be restored, ministers, priests, pastors and other uncompromising Christians will be meted with death.
Churches of the Lord Jesus Christ who refuse to adhere to the “legal law” will be shut down or perhaps confiscation of church property and be diverted as government assets
Cancellation and revocations of Evangelical Minister’s Authority to Solemnize Marriage
Cancellation and revocation of Church’s S.E.C. Permit and other licenses
Possible forfeiture of others government-related services and benefits like issuance of birth certificates and passports, government pensions, burial benefits and expenses, 4 P’s or poverty-alleviation programs, Phil-health, etc.
Jezebel if you remember replaces the God of Elijah to Baal and she is willing to execute the servants of God. Jezebel is so cunning and manipulative and inventor of lies.
Like the “compromising” church of Laodicea, some Christians and Churches will be forced to compromise their conviction, moral standards and doctrine. Our ungodly values, attitudes, behaviors, and systems will seek immunity from what we call “legal naman” (yet immoral in the eyes of God).
The severity of these “deep secrets of Satan” is centered on the impious queen Jezebel who according to Thayer is “addicted to antinomianism.” What is antinomianism?
Just recently I talked to a married man, 36 years old who said that a Christian-minister in Rizal was the one who introduced to him the act of homosexuality. Two weeks ago, a single father who came from a prominent political family and who holds two engineering diplomas and a board-passer shared that he heads a bible study group in an affluent church in Ortigas while he maintain his paramours. While over a month ago, a Christian lawyer who has a law firm in Ortigas said that two (2) different groups of Evangelical Christians based in Manila might be adopting the “same-sex marriage” following their western counterparts. Are all these and some others we never knew speaks about the “deep secrets of Satan” in a church?
What is antinomianism?
Antinomianism is one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation; one who rejects a socially established morality (Webster). I wonder whether such Christian beliefs equally believe to the doctrine that says, “Once saved, you’re saved” regardless of one’s present sins and transgressions? In other words, this form of Christianity is devoid of moral substance and sexual purity.
Antinomianism is a belief to the salvation in Christ by faith and through the grace of God (Ephesians 2:8-9) even though your walk is in accordance to the flesh. It this a belief that our sins - be past, present and future have been redeemed by Christ on the cross and it does not matter whether we transgress the Lord or not?
Is that what we call the “seducing spirit of Jezebel” as it is written “That woman Jezebel which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication..” as the “deep secrets of Satan”?
Antinomianism is now prevalent in the Church today.
House OKs LGBT anti-discrimination bill on final reading
By: Marc Jayson Cayabyab - Reporter / @MJcayabyabINQ
INQUIRER.net / 05:24 PM September 20, 2017(picture5)
Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman AFP PHOTO
The bill seeking to penalize those who will be found practicing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity was passed on third and final reading during a session at the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Discriminating a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender may soon land you in jail, once this bill becomes a law.
Alvarez files house bill recognizing LGBT unions
By: Vince F. Nonato - Reporter / @VinceNonatoINQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:18 AM October 21, 2017, Saturday
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has formally filed a bill seeking to recognize licensed unions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples.
Calling such unions “civil partnerships,” Alvarez filed House Bill (HB) No. 6595 seeking to grant LGBT couples the same rights and privileges enjoyed by spouses.
Titled the Civil Partnership Act, HB 6595 proposes to allow consenting adults “of either the same or opposite sex” to form “civil partnership couples” that enjoy “all benefits and protections … granted to spouses in a marriage.”
Question: Does the Holy Bible contain proofs that today’s Modern Pharmaceutical & Medical Industry has its roots and beginning with ancient sorcery?
Answer: In the spiritual aspect, or commandment and will of God, the following facts and
Scriptures prove beyond doubt that today’s Pharmaceutical System is not God’s system, hence,
sin: First, the words “pharmaceutical” and “pharmacy” derive from the Greek root word “Pharmakeia”. The word “pharmacist” is from the Greek word “pharmakos” or “pharmakeus;” while the word “drug,” “poison,” and “medicine” come from the Greek word “pharmakon.”
Refer Collegiate Webster Dictionary for its several definitions since “drug” perse is not diabolical after all.
Scriptures are taken from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise specified
Some photos are taken from the Internet.