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I want to explain a few bible verses for my friends who are still effected by Christian Spookism. I believe Christian Spookism to be defined as; a belief in spiritual monsters sometimes labeled devils and demons, who have the power to control a person, and can be spiritually posses in or exorcise out of ones carnate, with traditional and non-christian practice and ritual. That I believe is Christian Spookism.
The definition of Spook is “a ghost”. This is how the term spook became related to “a secret agent”. Spook as a verb means “to be frightened”. Then Spookism the term entails the fearful and the frightened pertaining to “Ghost”, which are the devils and demons I described above. NO disrespect to anyones principle but linguistically “The fear of God” falls under spookism.
Please notice the adjective used in the following verse;
Num 22:22 “And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him…..”
I noticed “anger”, and “adversary” is also being used adjectivally. Keep this in mind later; if adversary is being used to describe the way “The Angel of the LORD” stood in Balaam’s way, then the Adversary here in Numbers 22: 22 is not a separate being Satan, instead The Angel of The Lord is standing in Balaam’s way AS Satan.
Reading the Masoretic Text we come to a different understanding of the statement;
“and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him…..”
First, The “angel” from “The Angel of the Lord” in the Masoretic text is Strong’s H4397 – mal’ak- “messenger, angel”. So the Mal’ak of the lord, stood in the way as an “adversary”, against Balaam.
The word adversary here is Strong’s H7854 – “satan”.
So Satan is an adversary that The Angel of The LORD stood in Balaam’s path as.
If we Look at 1Chronicles 21:1 we see:
“1And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.”
we find this Satan who stood against Israel is the same Strong’s H7854 – satan who is called “The Angel of The Lord” in Num 22:22.
So we can presume an adversary stood up against Israel in ICh 21:1, not a monster type, “Satan”.
We can be clear then, it is hidden in the translations of the KJV that originally Satan was actually The Angel Of The Lord who Yahweh used as a mal’ak, a messenger/angel.
This should not be responded to with the typical “and angel who Fell from grace” or “the serpent” bible commentary. If Satan is also the serpent from Genesis then there was never anytime for “the serpent” to fall from grace. Genesis is the beginning. ” The term “fallen angel” is not in the Masoretic Text nor the Deuterocanonical Books nor the New Testament”(Wiki paraphrased). This proves the sons of God who came to earth in Gen 6:1 had not fallen from anything. NO angel FELL in the scripture, ever. (We will discuss Isiah 14:12 and Revelations in a moment).
Next, Job 1:7 employs Strong’s H7854 – Satan. So one cannot act like Satan just means “an adversary” when satan is clearly a character with enough power to evade gods supreme vision, and flaunt his domain over earth to God. Satan is an adversary, yet he is character who can speak according to the Book of Job;
Job 1:7 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.
There are two points to that verse. First, The Supreme GOD Yahweh did not know were Satan was (e.g. “Whence comest thou?”). Second, that Satan was apparently bold enough to tell God “From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”…… That is very bold for “The Angel of God” to say to the Supreme Being.
The reason I say “don’t reply with the typical biblical commentary” is because people say Satan was lucifer and Lucifer is the Devil and The Devil is the Serpent, but that all appears to be incorrect. First, the KJV or Masoretic Text never says this, only spook tradition says this. This is the only time Lucifer is mention in the Bible;
Isa 14:12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
I said NO Angels have fallen from Heaven because Lucifer is not an angel. (I know some peoples religious spookism is kicking in right now, this is because we have been trained to act in fear when we hear key words that we were told were “evil”).
Isiah 14:12 used Strong’s H1966 – “heylel” not Lucifer.
Strong offers Satan for a definition but we can see he is just agreeing with biblical tradition in this case because one cannot do etymology forwards, Hebrew came before Latin and Old English, so when people were saying “Heylel” in Hebrew, they could not have meant “lucifer” in Old English or Latin. Again, the term and concept of “lucifer” comes with Old English and Latin hundreds of years later. Coming to this understanding requires an elementary comprehension and for one to realize he has to defer from that and go on to Strong’s second Definition “Morning Star/ Light Bearer”. Now Isiah 14:12 makes since doesn’t it?
Isa 14:12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer[light bearer/ Morning Star], son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
So now, as we know him, as we were taught; there was NO DAMN LUCIFER. NO LUCIFER! That’s is spookism. Again, remember the word in the KJV “lucifer” is an Old English word. This means in biblical times there was NO ONE who walked around talking about a spooky pitch fork bearing spiritual monster called Lucifer. Let me show how Lucifer being Satan is an old English concept;
“Old English Lucifer “Satan,” also “morning star,” from Latin Lucifer “morning star,” literally “light-bringing,” from lux (genitive lucis) “light” (see light (n.)) + ferre “carry” (see infer) ” Online Etymology Dictionary
They said FROM latin “morning star,” literally “light-bringing. It also said for the “fer” in Lucifer, see “Infer”. Lets see;
“infer (v.) Look up infer at Dictionary.com
1520s, from Latin inferre “bring into, carry in; deduce, infer, conclude, draw an inference; bring against,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + ferre “carry, bear,” from PIE *bher- (1) “to bear, to carry, to take” (cf. Sanskrit bharati “carries;” Avestan baraiti “carries;” Old Persian barantiy “they carry;” Armenian berem “I carry;” Greek pherein “to carry;” Old Irish beru/berim “I catch, I bring forth;” Gothic bairan “to carry;” Old English and Old High German beran, Old Norse bera “barrow;” Old Church Slavonic birati “to take;” Russian brat’ “to take,” bremya “a burden”). Sense of “draw a conclusion” is first attested 1520s.”
So no spook spells can effect you now. You have been cured. Say Amen!
Note these things;
1. Lucifer comes from Lux-fer which mean Light bringer/carrier.
2.The word Lucifer is old English from Latin. Lucifer is not an African or ancient concept.
3.The concept of Lucifer being Satan is a Old English one. It is not in the Masoretic Text, the KJV or canonical text. If you spend time on this thought, you will resolve that some Old English theologian, possibility one of King James translators, decided that “Bringing Light” was an “Adversary” to them, and as a result the people were left in darkness adhering to phony spiritual concepts rendering those people spiritually useless.
As for John’s work in revelations;
The term Devil occurs 61 times in 57 verses in the KJV, and that is not Satan. The Devil is Diablios and is a Greek concept. It was not a monster nor a spirit nor ghost, is was a person who made false accusations. A LIAR.
“Strong’s G1228 – diabolos; prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely. a calumniator, false accuser, slanderer,
metaph. applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him”
You can clearly see that the devil being applied to a man apposing God is a metaphor for a liar! No pitch fork red demon exist in a furnace prison under the ground.
Last thing to note, The devil is not in the Old Testament. The devil ain’t Satan nor the serpent and was not interpreted this way until the last book of the bible. Why is this? Because John wanted to consolidate the gospels in a revelation, coming with lyrics like;
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
John The Apostle (or John of Patmos) tried to mix Isiah’s Lucifer, with Matthew’s Diablos, and Moses’s Serpent also Moses’s adversary-Satan, into one being. We have learned that any bible book referring to “scripture” cannot be considered “scripture”, because it cannot be referring it’s own text. So then revelations is not even “scripture”, it is a Revelation. We learn doing the historiography of the bible that as new writers wrote their gospels, they added the attributes of the previous mischievous demon to their story and demon. Revelations was last so all of the bad deities from other gospels were amalgamated into one, By John, in Revelations. That is merely “John’s Gospel”.
I do not prescribe that this document is The Blackman’s Guide To Breaking The Spell Of Christian Skookism. I assert to give example of the results one can render using the proper tools for the study, Spiritual study also requires proper methodology. Believe is always an inadiquate anwser and IF you can make one say they “Believe” you have just made them admit the do not “know”, because knowledge and belief are mutually exclusive. You cannot believe what you know, nor can you know what you believe. Is that confusing? Ok, do you know I wrote this document or do you believe it? Do you know your alive, as we define life? You know that for sure right? You sure you don’t just Believe that your alive? You are positive that by our definition you are alive correct? well then. You cannot know what you believe, vice versa. We also confuse faith for believe and hope for faith etc. These are different terms for a reason. Believe, Hope and Faith are all inferior to Knowledge. The only one of these attributes that appears to effect Knowledge is Hope; ones hope to receive a different fate once knowledge of ones fate is revealed to be negative or what have you, in reality this does not effect the foretold knowledge, is just offers the hoper a psychosis of an altered reality that he must Will into existence to avoid the negative fate. This is the power of imagination, the hoper must first form an image in his mind, and in this image the hoper can picture and alter his fate by employing Will, Wisdom and Activity.
Faith is only confidence in ones belief, so if ones belief is flawed then being faithful is actual being foolish.
This is not the manual, this is merely a guide, an example of the methods one can take to reveal the truth to others.
Yehonathan The Benevolent #Rapgod Khenti Amentiu The Foremost OF The Westerners