With each passing day it seems that the year 2012 is seen more and more as the ‘doomsday’ year. According to the Mayan calendar time itself ends on Dec. 21, 2012, on the exact day of the winter solstice. Now we need to keep in mind that the interpretations of this Mayan calendar are subjective and the conclusion about the end of time based on this calendar may or may not be accurate. Nonetheless the date seems to be gaining a firm foothold in popular culture even though there is still a period of some three plus years that separate us from ‘Dooms Day’. It is likely that as we move closer to this date it will also gain a firm foothold in the mass psyche in the vein of Y2K. The soon to be released doomsday movie, 2012, the trailer for which may be seen below, will surely move this date from the realm of the ‘outer fringe’ to the mainstream. 2012 also happens to be the ‘Year of the Dragon’, according to the Chinese zodiac. Those who believe in the bible put no faith in either the Mayan calendar or the Chinese zodiac; their faith ought only to be in their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So this 2012 fervor needs to be analyzed critically in the light of biblical prophesies to determine if there is any truth to the claims of the many dooms – dayers .
According to the book of Revelation, the last and most apocalyptic of all the books of the bible, there will a brief period of time just prior to the return of Jesus Christ to Earth that could be the termed ‘the time of the dragon’. We also understand that the Devil or Satan, also known biblically as ‘The Dragon’ or ‘The Serpent’ is a master of subtility and deception. The best of his deceptions are very close to the real thing and therefore the most effective. Judging the state of our world from current events it seems that the four horsemen of the apocalypse are at the gate, ready to ride the winds of war, and of famine, and of disease, and of economic ruin on a scale never seen before in history. ‘The Dragon’ with the definite article or Satan with a capital ‘S’ is the head of the federation that has opposed Jehovah God through past ages, and will continue to do so through the end of this age and into the end of the next, that being the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ on this present Earth. It is necessary to understand that Satan is not an independent power but is literally the servant of Jehovah God and under his absolute control. He serves the purposes of God for which he was created. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. (Proverbs 16:4, King James Version)
It is also necessary to understand that Satan is not a resident of this Earth although he is the ‘god of this world’, also called the ‘prince of the power of the air’. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (Ephesians 2:2, King James Version) Satan rules this world not the Earth, the difference between world and Earth is an important one; understanding this difference allows us to understand that the bible does not teach that Satan is the ruler of planet Earth. Biblically speaking ‘The World’ means the system or systems that govern life on Earth. So all systems whether political, economic or even religious are truly Satanic in nature because they have been devised by Satan and his bureaucracy that is headquartered in the heavens above as evidenced by scripture: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12, King James Version) The words ‘high places’ in the preceding scripture literally mean ‘Celestial’ or ‘Heavenly’ places.
Without doubt the high command of Satan resides not on Earth but somewhere up there although Satan personally visit his worldly domains from time to time as proven by the dialogue between God and Satan in the book of Job: And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. (Job 1:7, King James Version) In physical form whether current or former, Satan is a serpentine dragon, much like the Chinese dragon. I say current or former physical form since it is a distinct possibility that Satan is a disembodied spirit at present although he once was very much a corporeal creature (in a past age). The bible also gives a distinct hierarchy of Satan’s kingdom as follows: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Colossians 1:16, King James Version) The four primary divisions in Satan’s kingdom are:
- The highest are ‘THRONES’ equivalent to kingdoms or nations in Earthly terms. The rulers of each individual kingdom, or the ones that sit on the thrones of Satan’s many kingdoms, both terrestrial and celestial, are kings of the spirit world. Satan himself is the emperor that rules above all the kings. Just as there were many powerful and somewhat independent kings that ruled under the emperors of Rome, so too there are many spirits almost as powerful as Satan himself that rule under him in both terrestrial and celestial realms. In all likelihood the more powerful the spirit the higher up in heavenly realms is its kingdom. The original Greek word, ‘thronos’ used in Col. 1:16 means ‘Potentate’.
- The next level of the satanic hierarchy after ‘thrones’ are ‘DOMINIONS’. The original word in the Greek language for dominions is the word ‘Kurios’ which means Lord. As in Earthly kingdoms there are lords that reign below kings so too is it in the invisible spiritual dominions that control Earthly dominions. These ‘kurios’ or lords are powerful spirits that control many other spirits beneath them but they themselves are subject to the ‘Thrones’ or kings that are higher up in the hierarchy than they are.
- The third level of the hierarchy are less powerful than the first two yet not the lowest. The bible terms this level ‘PRINCIPALITIES’. The Greek word for principality in the bible is ‘Arche’ which is a prefix for words such as Archangel, Archbishop, Architect and also a suffix in words such as Monarch, Patriarch, and Matriarch. The use of ‘Arch’ in all such words indicated preeminence, it means ‘first’ or chief. Next in order of cosmic satanic hierarchy after Thronos or thrones and Kurios or lords come the Archspirits that are lower in ranking but not the lowest.
- The lowest levels of the satanic hierarchy are biblically termed POWERS, in military parlance these would be the equivalent of ‘foot soldiers’, or ‘privates’ in modern terminology. These are Earth dwelling spirits that control and influence individuals as opposed to cities or states or nations that the spirits of higher rank control and manage.
Even for people that profess to be ‘Christians’ the idea of unseen powers controlling life on Earth seems farfetched although the bible clearly states this to be true, that the ‘Real World’ is unseen not the visible ‘Matrix’ world that the majority believe to be real. There are real political divisions, governments and bureaucracies in Satan’s kingdoms. These are based not just in other dimensions but may well have existence on other heavenly bodies such as the moon. For example the word LUNATIC literally means Moon Struck, so it is possible that devilish influences are exerted upon terrestrial inhabitants from space based powers whether in Mother Ship type crafts or heavenly bodies such as planets and their satellites. In all mythologies, planets, constellations and stars have been associated with intelligent human like beings. Throughout human history celestial bodies have commonly be seen as anthropomorphic, and the real reason behind such claims that are commonly dismissed as mythological fantasies is that these celestial bodies have had in the past, or still have intelligent beings dwelling on them that have had interaction with mankind. These kings, lords, principalities and powers are satanic and exert their negative murderous influences not only on Earth but on other planets and worlds in the universe. Man has been so conditioned by the ruling hierarchy of the Matrix world he lives in that he absolutely refuses to believe that the universe is teeming with intelligent life. The real universe more closely resembles a Star Wars movie with intelligent life in countless forms inhabiting both visible and invisible worlds than being limited in mere human form to this Earth only. Now these conclusions of mine although biblically accurate are impossible to prove because we have no access to technologies that would be necessary to prove such claims. Other than the Matrix movies, John Carpenter’s movie’ They Live’ paints a pretty accurate picture of how human beings are manipulated and controlled by an unseen hand, or should I say an unseen claw.
Satan being the god of this world has a political, military and religious hierarchy upon which all the systems of man are based. Except for a brief period of true Theocratic government that ruled the nation of Israel after the exodus from Egypt, all of man’s political, economic, military and religious institutions have been patterned after the systems first introduced to man by Satan in ancient Babylon some 4500 years ago. These systems and bureaucracies did not originate in Babylon but are very ancient predating modern man by many ages of time. It is an undisputable ‘biblical’ fact that human ‘powers that be’, whether Presidents or Popes, Military Generals or CEO’s of multinational corporations are not only influenced by Satan, they are knowingly worshipers of Satan, what motivates them, what drives them is the love of money no matter how philanthropic their public image may be. This is the reason why the history of this world stretching back thousands of years is a blood soaked one, and in all likelihood, in almost all certainty more blood will be shed this century than ever before in history. This is why the more things change the more they stay the same! No matter what garb the powers that be garb themselves in, warfare, hunger, disease, famine, genocidal atrocities and unspeakable cruelty of man towards man are the rule of life on Earth not the exception. This has been a direct result of the god of this world being Satan who was a murderer from the beginning. He comes not but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10, King James Version)
The horror that is life on Earth for the majority of its inhabitants stems directly from the evil, greedy, and selfish nature of man that he derives from Satan, his unseen master and lord. I say not that it is only the top hierarchy of man’s world that is evil, no, greed and selfishness spread right across the spectrum of all income and age groups. Given half a chance those at the bottom of the pyramid would gladly devour all those above them so that they can be at the apex instead of the base. However it is the top hierarchy that formulates policies, both economic and military that work to the detriment of billions of their fellow humans. These policies that bring such pain and suffering worldwide are not a result of miscalculation or chance as they would have us believe, no they are carefully evaluated and tested by the very intelligent spirits that reside in heavenly places using technologies far beyond the most advanced technology available in the public domain of man. These policies are then transmitted to their human counterparts on Earth to become ‘official policy’ that spreads worldwide in no time, as for example the ‘Green Earth’ policies so much in vogue at present.
Getting back to the topic of this blog, the year 2012 seems to be gaining significance as a watershed year in the history of man. Doomsday prophecies abound on the net and in print; as mentioned earlier even a major Hollywood ‘doomsday’ movie is in the works and will be released in a couple of months (see trailer below.) What I find of interest is that this year 2012 in the Chinese zodiac is the ‘YEAR OF THE DRAGON’. No I have not suddenly become a believer in the Chinese zodiac or any other form of astrology for that matter. However the bible does tell us that very shortly before the end of this world system through the total destruction of its economic systems by warfare and other catastrophes, there will come a time when The Dragon or Satan will be forced to abandon all his heavenly kingdoms and will take up residence right here on Earth. 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, King James Version) This is the event that will bring about the revelation of the antichrist and the mark of the beast because ‘The Beast’ will have literally come down to Earth, and woe to the inhabitants of the Earth living at that time, almost overnight their utopian dreams will become nightmares that would scare the living daylights out of Freddy Kruger himself. The question that arises in my mind is whether 2012 is the year of the dragon’s fall to Earth to be followed shortly thereafter by the revelation of the antichrist beast of Revelation, chapter 13, in 2013? Since Satan has to be cast down to Earth sometime soon, it would appear then that this may be the defining event of 2012 not the end of time as the Mayan calendar supposedly predicts. Time itself is never going to come to an end although this present Earth and the present heavens will one day pass away.
I speculate based on the following scripture that tells us the day of Jesus’ return and the events leading up to it should not overtake us by surprise: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (1 Thessalonians 5:4, King James Version) That day will indeed come as a snare, as a thief in the night for the majority of people in this world but not for those who watch and pray. If you set a watchman outside your house at night and keep it well lit then a thief cannot break in and steal from you; so it is in the realm of the spirit, those who are in the light, are watching and praying will know almost to the day when Jesus will return and what to expect in the years preceding this earth shattering event. So if 2012 does turn out to be the Year of the Dragon then we can expect some major fireworks in the next 3 years, then the four horsemen of the apocalypse will soon be riding fast and furiously across the globe. And what will the four horsemen bring the world?
- Warfare on an unprecedented scale
- Civil unrest, political turmoil, anarchy
- Economic collapse, famine, food shortages
- Death, disease, pandemics, ‘natural’ and even ‘cosmic’ disasters such as asteroid collisions
As spiritual warfare intensifies in the heavens above and around Earth, unseen by human eyes like something out of a Stargate SG-1 episode, so too will warfare and other disasters multiply on Earth. When Satan has finally been expelled completely from the heavenly realms, he will come to Earth in the guise of an angel of light. The beast will come bearing gifts of ‘Peace and Safety’ for all, now where have we heard that before? Haven’t there been a phenomenal number of ‘Peace Talks’, ‘Peace Summits’, and ‘Peace Making meetings’ between heads of state in the middle east for decades now, yet the region is more volatile today than it has ever been in history? Satan may offer temporary peace but murder is first and foremost in his heart. So for a short time, possibly in early 2013 there will be cessation of worldwide hostilities and a peace solution will be offered; the whole world will be made subject to the beast that will be seen by the masses as an angel of light because he will have a ‘peace solution’ to offer the world. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3, King James Version) Little will the deceived masses realize that peace can come only from the Prince of Peace not from the prince of darkness. If indeed over the next three years the world faces massive warfare, pandemic disease, famine, and ‘natural’ disasters on an unprecedented scale, then it is a distinct possibility that Satan’ short time on Earth will begin towards the end of 2012 and continue for a few short years culminating at the battle of Armageddon. Nonetheless the world seems to be faced almost directly with time of Jacob’s trouble and of such tribulation as has never been on Earth nor ever will be again. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:21, King James Version) The antidote to the coming poisons that will infect the whole world was provided by Jesus long ago and it would behoove us to pay heed to these words, to watch and pray! Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36, King James Version)