The Last Arrow : Part II
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The Last Arrow : Part II
(Understanding IFP’s “Contend Philippines”)
By Augusto A. Kho
July 16, 2017 (Sunday): 8:00 A.M.
Updated: July 19, 2017; 9:00 A.M.
The Legend of Ra, Isis of Egypt and the Snake. Ra, the chief god and sun god, has a secret name, which is the secret to his power.
According to some sources, Ophion ("serpent", a.k.a. Ophioneus), ruled the world with Eurynome before the two of them were cast down by Cronus and Rhea. The oracles of the Ancient Greeks were said to have been the continuation of the tradition begun with the worship of the Egyptian cobra goddess, Wadjet.
Sphinxes were included in the decoration of the loggia of the Vatican Palace by the workshop of
Raphael (1515–20), which updated the vocabulary of the Roman grottesche. I saw personally myself the Egyptian obelisk that is standing in St. Peter’s Square facing the Vatican when I was in Rome in 1985.
A sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. In Greek ..... Anzû (older reading: Zû), Mesopotamian monster; Chimera, Greek mythological hybrid monster; Cockatrice, snake with rooster's head and feet and ... Astarte or Ashtoreth (Greek: Ἀστάρτη, Astártē) is the Hellenized form of the Middle Eastern goddess Ishtar, worshipped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity. The name is particularly associated with her worship in the ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians. She was also celebrated in Egypt following the importation of Levantine cults there. The name Astarte is sometimes also applied to her cults in Mesopotamian cultures like Assyria and Babylonia.
Obelisks were prominent in the architecture of the ancient Egyptians, who placed them in pairs at the entrance of temples. The word "obelisk" as used in English today is of Greek rather than Egyptian origin because Herodotus, the Greek traveller, was one of the first classical writers to describe the objects. A number of ancient Egyptian obelisks are known to have survived, plus the "Unfinished Obelisk" found partly hewn from its quarry at Aswan. These obelisks are now dispersed around the world, and fewer than half of them remain in Egypt.
The earliest temple obelisk still in its original position is the 68-foot (20.7 m) 120-metric-ton (130-short-ton) red granite Obelisk of Senusret I of the XIIth Dynasty at Al-Matariyyah in modern Heliopolis (now in Pamukkale, Turkey).
The obelisk symbolized the sun god Ra, and during the brief religious reformation of Akhenaten was said to be a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk. It was also thought that the god existed within the structure.
Benben was the mound that arose from the primordial waters Nu upon which the creator god Atum settled in the creation story of the Heliopolitan creation myth form of Ancient Egyptian religion. The Benben stone (also known as a pyramidion) is the top stone of the Egyptian pyramid. It is also related to the Obelisk.
It is hypothesized by New York University Egyptologist Patricia Blackwell Gary and Astronomy senior editor Richard Talcott that the shapes of the ancient Egyptian pyramid and obelisk were derived from natural phenomena associated with the sun (the sun-god Ra being the Egyptians' greatest deity). The pyramid and obelisk might have been inspired by previously overlooked astronomical phenomena connected with sunrise and sunset: the zodiacal light and sun pillars respectively.
Bible on astronomy
In Job 9:9 (New Living Translation), “He made all the stars--the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the southern sky.” This Scripture suggests that Job, a believer of Yahweh possesses a great deal of astronomical knowledge and understanding. Job is said to be older than Abraham. The Book of Job was written prior to the Book of Pentateuch were written by Moses which includes Genesis, Exodus , Deuteronomy and others.
You see ancient people read the signs from the skies as what God intended it to be in Genesis 1:14 that say, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”
God hates sorcery in any form be it is witchcraft, astrology, palmistry, numerology and other related occult practices but God meant that the natural lights like the stars, moons, constellations should be a sign or signal for us for a season or era.
The word “light” (Hebrew) “meorah” refers to “luminous body or luminary that is light or bright.” The purpose of these astronomical lights is for us to “remember” Him, the God Almighty, the Creator of all things. Genesis 1:14 says that lights were made for SIGNS. The word “sign” in Hebrew “oth” means “signal, distinguishing mark, banner, remembrance, miraculous sign, omen, warning, token, ensign, standard” and many more. Signs are directional however some signboards are misleading and confusing. This is when you and me as children of God should discern the “spirit of truth and error.” But sad to say that even Christian will tag the “signs of God” as “demonic” giving them the stupor spirit of leviathan.
Romans and the obelisks
The Ancient Romans were strongly influenced by the obelisk form, to the extent that there are now more than twice as many obelisks standing in Rome as remain in Egypt. All fell after the Roman period except for the Vatican obelisk and were re-erected in different locations.
The largest standing and tallest Egyptian obelisk is the Lateran Obelisk in the square at the west side of the Lateran Basilica in Rome at 105.6 feet (32.2 m) tall and a weight of 455 metric tons (502 short tons).
Not all the Egyptian obelisks in the Roman Empire were set up at Rome. Herod the Great imitated his Roman patrons and set up a red granite Egyptian obelisk in the hippodrome of his new city Caesarea in northern Judea. This one is about 40 feet (12 m) tall and weighs about 100 metric tons (110 short tons). It was discovered by archaeologists and has been re-erected at its former site.
History reveals that in Constantinople (now the modern Turkey), the Eastern Emperor Theodosius shipped an obelisk in AD 390 and had it set up in his hippodrome, where it has weathered Crusaders and Seljuks and stands in the Hippodrome square in modern Istanbul. This one stood 95 feet (29 m) tall and weighing 380 metric tons (420 short tons). Its lower half reputedly also once stood in Istanbul but is now lost. The Istanbul obelisk is 65 feet (20 m) tall.
Rome is the obelisk capital of the world. The most well-known is probably the 25 metres (82 ft), 331-metric-ton (365-short-ton) obelisk at Saint Peter's Square in Rome.[Source: "NOVA Online | Mysteries of the Nile | A World of Obelisks: Rome". ) The obelisk had stood since AD 37 on its site on the wall of the Circus of Nero, flanking St Peter's Basilica a source said.
"The elder Pliny in his Natural History refers to the obelisk's transportation from Egypt to Rome by order of the Emperor Gaius (Caligula) as an outstanding event. The barge that carried it had a huge mast of fir wood which four men's arms could not encircle. One hundred and twenty bushels of lentils were needed for ballast. Having fulfilled its purpose, the gigantic vessel was no longer wanted. Therefore, filled with stones and cement, it was sunk to form the foundations of the foremost quay of the new harbour at Ostia" according to James Lees-Milne (1967).
Leviathan today, new form
Leviathan knows the science of genetics which includes conversion, transformations or mutations. Leviathan is everywhere in every aspect of our lives – in the family, at work, at school, in the government, business and trade, religion, culture and arts, etc.
You’ll find Leviathan in various forms in different names globally. I saw “leviathan” in the public or private buildings in Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, China, Middle East, Europe or America and Canada with this serpentine, if not dragonian image. These images are not merely categorically suggestive but revered like gods.
Leviathan in churches today
I saw and experienced Leviathan in various churches today, the ministerial fellowships and large big and international denominations manifesting it undeniable character in the forms of self-righteousness, holier-than-thou attitude, spiritual camouflages, greed for power and position, jealousies, competitiveness, divisiveness, false doctrine, heresies and charismatic witchcraft, sensualities, unforgiving and bitterness, hatred and revenge.
On two separate occasions, I was brought into a “Kangaroo-courts“ of a local church and huge Ministerial Fellowship accused me left-and-right various offenses which I absolutely did not commit. Satan disguises himself even as an “angel of light” as Scriptures said.
Many very religious, highly-spirited evangelical leaders falls to this satanic, leviathan spirit who is proud, arrogant, self-righteous, unforgiving and revengeful. That is why uniting the Body of Christ is extremely difficult because this leviathan-spirit is coiled in the religious system that sneaks unnoticeably under religious robe.
Even the UN
Even United Nations (UN) acknowledges Leviathan. HOW? Agence France-Presse (AF) reported last July 11, 2017 that “Japan’s men-only island gets UNESCO nod” to a tiny island in Japan called Okinoshima which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island’s goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries. Men should strip down naked to enter into this island, the news said. The said goddess is named, “Susanno-mikoto,” which means goddess of the sea, storms and snakes.
Above photo from the internet
Leviathan’s Character and Expression
I have provided you some scientific explanations, historical accounts, biblical understanding, and my personal experiences as well (through travels and photos) of this powerful, demonic spirit that brings complete havoc to human race and to the planet Earth where we live.
Notice that of all the planets in our solar system, only the name Earth is Biblical as it is written in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” while the rest of all the planets are Greek-mythology inspired like Mercy, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto? Why?
Because Earth is special and you and me is indeed special in God’s eyes. But I lack much credibility to introduce to you Leviathan’s character unless I give to you one of the most respected pastor and man of God who could explain Leviathan’s venomous expressions.
Leviathan, the truth twisting spirit
Pastor Gary Greenwald (2004) said that Leviathan is the truth twisting spirit.
It is a spirit that is very prevalent in churches that are moving it to their Promise Land or into major Revival breakthrough. Job 41 – Leviathan is the king of the children of pride – self-righteous, haughty spirit, looking down on others, judgmental, critical, believes it has the truth and everybody else is missing what it sees. It comes against people who are moving in the supernatural. Independent and self-sufficient. It sows strife and contention. It wanted position and leadership and can never truly be a servant. This spirit distorts and twists all communication to divide people against each other. It sows hopelessness and a sense of foreboding. It sows fear, terror, anxiety and burn-out. It will prevent deliverance in the people. Oppressive and a confronting spirit. Psalm. 12:2-4 – Leviathan as a manipulator and speaks vanity. It twist Scriptures to suit its selfish desire. It takes a Scripture and twist is out of context. Its scales are pride (Job 41:15) manifesting itself in religious and self-righteous people who think they can accuse or belittle others in the church with exoneration. The pride and self-serving attitude usually piggy back on rejection. It separates people and sow division, anger and strife (maneuver and devices), spreading half-truths. It takes wounded people, people that have rejection or hurts a little bit self-righteous. Leviathan is a major demonic force but God is going to crush it down.
The religious spirit
Remember that Jesus once rebuked the Sanhedrin of this words, “Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell? “ (Matthew 23:33/ NLT ).
Beware of religious spirit? Even Satan is a religious-being. It is the powerful, Sanhedrin that influenced the Roman government to condemn Christ on a tree by crucifixion. It is a Roman’s death-penalizing chamber giving the Son of God unto the hands of heathen.
Snakes in Greek “ophis” refers to “snake, serpent, with the ancient serpent as an emblem of cunning and wisdom. The serpent who deceived Eve and was regarded by the Jews as the Devil.’ James Strong Dictionary define it as “a snake (as a type of sly cunning) and artful and malicious person, especially Satan, the serpent.” Like Medussa, the devil’s or serpent’s eyes are very hypnotically, and irresistibly mesmerizing. WHY? Because “serpent” another Root Word name “optamai” means “To look at” and “to behold” or “to gaze as eyes wide open that express mechanical, passive and casual vision.” When you vision is mechanical and passive, you failed to discern in God’s divine wisdom and you fall to the devil’s trap.
Inside of me
Inside of me or inside of you, might be something the hissing, coiling and twisting and encroaching like this religious spirit of serpent or leviathan – the “religious spirit.” This spirit is responsible in demonic-inspired killing the “sons of men” as God’s saviours and deliverers in the time of Moses and Christ Jesus as babes when Pharaoh and Herod were demonized to annihilate them to thwart the divine plan of God for man’s redemption.
The spirit of leviathan has a herculean task to mesmerize and influence like you were “drugged” or “na-bato” sa droga as if you’re paralyzed or bewitched or as if “na-Medussa” ka that you are completely under spell, totally mesmerized, and you cannot move as hard as stone (na bato ka) as if a huge anaconda coiled all over you. Revelation 21:8 speaks regarding “sorcery.” Leviathan is a form of sorcery hidden in a religious spirit like the Sanhedrin but exposed by Jesus Christ when He accused them hem, “SNAKES…. VIPERS…”
That is why some religious leaders, pastors like me or you are included has this powerful venom-like cunning words that “coils, twists, encroaches, and hiss” like a dragon, serpent, or snake that can manipulate and control people’s minds and people’s lives. We must know whose is inside of us – whether it is the Lord’s Spirit or the spirit of leviathan.
The snake-monster coils, twists, and encroaches. In Filipino it means – pumupulupot, buma baluktot at gumagapang (naninira ng palihim) – such an extremely negative descriptive words that is synonymous to snakes. These three words oftentimes is in the tongue.
James 3:8 says, But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” The word poison (Greek) “ios” (ee-os) means “poison of animals (poison of asps is under their lips; spoken or men given to reviling and injuring others); venom emitted by serpents.” We as preachers can easily succumb sinning by our words.
Is Medussa inside the Church today?
Anyone who looked to the eyes of Medussa immediately turned into stone according to Greek mythology. And why would God used the Greek minds and culture in Revelation chapters 2 and 3? In ancient city of Ephesus in the Book of Revelation you’ll find the archaeological remains of Medussa. You will also find Medussa image in Hagia Sophia, an ancient Christian church in the city of Constantine (now Istanbul, Turkey).
Have you not noticed that some religious leaders are unfazed by the moved of the Spirit of God as if they are completely bound by unseen force? Some Christian groups could not even discern their demonic-inspired ideology and easily deceived by the doctrinal discrepancies and fallacies. Try to convince of the truth and the prophetic move of God and they would just be simply made as stone by the spirit of Medussa. Unconcern. Passive. Apathetic.
The Last Arrow
When the “last arrow” as video clip from the movie “Hobbit” was shown to us by Pastor Dan Balais during the “Contend Philippines” to over 200 regional and provincial IFP / NFS Coordinators in Makati City last July 12, we couldn’t help but to heave a deep sigh of regret, despair and intercession. We couldn’t help but to bring our knees down and pray and cry and intercede.
Who has the LAST ARROW to completely destroy the Devil’s Leviathan-like spirit to destroy the divine plan of God to our beloved nation, Philippines? WHO holds this last arrow? Will it be ME or YOU? Will it be MY SON or YOUR SON?
When we miss this KAIROS of GOD, what will happen to our next generation? What will happen to our nation which is now facing a Leviathan-like CRISIS that makes our DESTINY so OBSCURELY DARK.
One among us must possess the LAST ARROW to pierce the DRAGON?
Leviathan, the so called Dragon is an ancient enemy that we must seek to destroy in prayer, fasting and intercession. God had pointed him (leviathan) right before our eyes to CONTEND PHILIPPINES for Christ!
Psalm 127:3-4 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”
TRAIN our CHILDREN as LAST ARROW to pierce the ENEMY!
Many believe that this is the last generation – the present young generation God does not play with NUMBERS.
70th Year or 7 speaks of “fullness, maturity, completion or pleroo” It is a Year of Transition (change). Something happens every 70 years.
In Daniel 9:24: “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and your holy city to finish the transgression, to make the end of sins, to make reconciliation, for iniquity; to bring the everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophesy and to anoint the Most Holy.”
Israel will be celebrating her 70th year according to the Book of Daniel sometime this Yom-Kippur, September, 2017 by the time she was recognized as a state by the United Nations in New York City Headquarters in 1947. Philippines was very instrumental in the re-creation of Israel when then UN Sec. Carlos P. Romulo broke the tie and gave his vote in favour of Israel thus fulfilling Isaiah 66:8 that says, “Can a nation be born at once?”
No other nations have a Biblical names except Israel and the Philippines. If Philippines have provided the last vote, I repeat, the LAST VOTE as if the LAST ARROW in favour of Israel, then God must favour Philippines compared to other 195 states in the whole world today.
Should God fulfils His promise to Abraham for the nation of Israel, don’t you think we are NOW on the crossroad? Don’t you think we are coming to a new TRANSITION? What transition? The end of the Church Age and for new DISPENSATION to come. A new season will come. And new beginning because the end (of church) is near and the end of the world is near as well.
When the team of Intercessors for the Philippines made a study-prayer tour from Egypt- Canaan Land/ Israel – Asia Minor from May 27- June 17, 2017 I could not help to wonder the unfathomable magnitude of God’s mind which is endless and eternal. IS IT PROPHETIC – the end of the church age? Will tribulation comes? Shall the servants of the Lord will go through tribulation? Will there still be grace?
When Moses led Israel in the wilderness, he was not able to step on his foot at the Promise Land. The Younger Generation did!
How about us? Shall we not release the LAST ARROW for our children’s children? Will you be the last arrow?
In Greek mythology Medusa (/məˈdjuːzə, məˈdʒuː-, -sə/, US: /məˈduː-/; Μέδουσα "guardian, protectress") was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers upon her hideous face would turn to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto according to Hesiod and “From Gorgon and Ceto, Sthenno, Eurylae, Medusa".
According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, she lived and died on an island named Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BCE novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere in Libya, where Herodotus had said the Berbers originated her myth, as part of their religion.
Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.
Watching movies, a carnality.
Pastor Dan Balais have shown a video clip inspired from a movie, “Hobbit” a supernatural movie picture. He admitted tough that he saw it thrice while on board of a plane during his numerous travel overseas.
Is it carnal to watch a movie? What does Dr. Fairchild have said about the theatre and amphitheatre. He said something about it that I should probably discuss later. Let us go back to watching movie films.
What about a vision and dream from God? Are they like a movie? Webster defines motion picture as plural : a showing of a motion picture. Origin: moving picture. (1991). Synonyms are film, flick, flicker, motion picture, moving picture, picture design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing or photography).
It derived from Latin pictura in the 5th century. Synonyms: icon (also ikon), illustration, image, liken. And in Genesis 1:27 it says we are created in the “ Image and likeness of God”.
When God have shown vision to his servant, John the Beloved, the creatures that John described are unimaginably scary and beyond descriptions on the natural realm. John describes these creatures as demonically monsters – in size, proportion and power. Where did he get these descriptions? It is from God.
The same is true when Daniel was given a vision by God. Daniel saw unimaginably indescribable out-of-this world creatures? Where did he get them? Again, from God!
Vision are films. They are moving objects. Not only men of God and the spiritually filled Christians can monopolize visions. Even Isaiah who claimed as a man with unclean lips saw a vision. He was not then Spirit-filled yet. In fact, he is not a good follower of the God of Moses. Perhaps he is just religious.
Our children are said to be an arrows against our enemies. Then we should equip them to be a dragon-slayer.
The word “arrows’ in Psalm 127:3-4 from the Hebrew “chets” (khayts) describes the following:
a pierces that is an arrow (to implicate wound)
shaft, spear, archer, arrow, a dart, a wound
Figuratively: Thunderbolt of God