. . . Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman
THE SCARLET THREAD
God declared war on Satan and announced his plan for the redemption of all that Adam had lost.366 In Eden, God promised a redeemer, the "seed of the woman," through whom mankind would be freed from the power of Satan and death.367 This began a string of Messianic promises, each with incremental additional revelations of the details of God's plan of redemption. This was God's love letter, ultimately written in blood on a wooden cross which was erected in Judea almost 2,000 years ago.
God's program will also result in a final cosmic collision and an open warfare between the physical and spiritual worlds. Some have conjectured that the UFOs are, somehow, a preparation for that coming conflict.
A revealing perspective of the Biblical panorama emerges when one recognizes that the entire cosmic drama is one in which Satan repeatedly attempts to thwart God's plan. As God incrementally reveals each additional detail, Satan can more closely focus his subsequent attacks.
God has a destiny for mankind-Mr. and Mrs. Man-that is so fantastic that Adam's fallen race could not attain it unaided. To enable mankind, God established a program through which he would substitute his own eligibility on man's behalf. But God's plan required a pure kinsman of Adam to fulfill the requirements of God's nature (reflected in God's laws) on Adam's behalf. Thus, one of Satan's initial stratagems was an attempt to adulterate the human genealogies-and the potential Messianic line-by the incursions of the fallen angels, as we reviewed in chapter 10. However, God's gambit with Noah thwarted this early attempt.
As God revealed that his plan would be accomplished through Abraham, 368 Satan singled Abraham out for special attacks on his seed, etc.369
As we encounter Pharaoh's attempts to destroy the Jewish babies 370 and his later attempts to wipe out the entire nation, 371 we can again see Satan's invisible hand behind it all.
When Israel is to enter the Promised Land of Canaan, they find that it has been populated with "giants" (the Rephaim, et al.) in apparent anticipation of their arrival.372
When God reveals that his plan will be established through the house of David, 373 Satan focuses his attack on David's line. As one carefully analyzes the details of the continuing narrative, when Jehoram kills his brothers, 374 when the Arabians slew all the heirs but Ahazariah, when Athaliah kills all (except Joash), 375 in each instance we see the Satanic intrigues continuing. When Hezekiah is assaulted, etc., 376 the same theme is being played out.
When God pronounces a blood curse on the royal line in the days of Jeconiah, 377 there may have been celebration within the counsels of Satan. They probably assumed that God was now over a barrel. The Messiah was to be eligible for the throne of David, of the lineage of David, yet now there was a curse on the royal line. (I always imagine God saying to the heavenly angels, "Watch this one!")
We then find this apparent paradox resolved when we compare the genealogies of Matthew and Luke. Matthew, as a true Jew would, presents Jesus as the Messiah the King. Consequently, he initiates his genealogy with Abraham, the "first Jew," and continues through David, Solomon, etc., to Joseph, the legal father of Jesus.
Luke, however, as a physician, focuses on Jesus as the Son of Man, and so his genealogy starts with Adam. From Abraham to David they are identical. However, when Luke gets to David, he takes a surprising turn. Instead of going through Solomon, he connects through Nathan, the second son of Bathsheba. This line continues to Heli, the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus.378 Thus, by means of the virgin birth, Satan's hopes are again foiled! Jesus is, indeed, of the house and lineage of David, thus eligible for the throne, but not subject to the "blood curse" upon the descendants of Jeconiah!
These intrigues are even visible in the days of the Persian Empire, with Haman's attempts to eradicate the Jews in the days of Esther.379 Again, God's hand delivers his people.
The drama continues in the New Testament with Joseph's fears regarding Mary's pregnancy,380 Herod's murder of the babes in his attempt to eradicate the potential heirs, 381 etc. In Jesus' early ministry, a mob attempts to throw him off a cliff. 382 Even the several storms on the Sea of Galilee seem to have supernatural aspects.383
The climax occurs at the cross at Golgotha. (These attempts by Satan to thwart God's plan are also summarized in Revelation 12.) Nor is Satan through yet! The UFOs and the apparent alien intrusions could be a continuing part of his plan. Indeed, all this may be included in the warning which the Lord Jesus gave us:
"As the days of Noah were, so shall the days of the coming
of the Son of Man be." (Matthew 24:37)
SUPER ANGEL OR E.T.?
There are some that view Jesus as a kind of "Super Angel" or hyperdimensional "Extraterrestrial." Clearly, he did demonstrate many hyperdimensional capabilities. His ability to materialize and dematerialize, while yet being tangible, within a closed room, indicates that he possesses a dimensionality which is independent of the limitations of our three-dimensional spatial "reality." His ability to foretell the future indicates his nature is independent of our time domain. 384 Conquering death, as validated by his resurrection, was, of course, the crowning achievement and is evidence of supremacy over the laws of physics.
There are some who have conjectured that Jesus' resurrection body enjoys at least 11 dimensions: nine spatial dimensions (which mathematically would permit "rotation" in and out of three-dimensional spaces) and at least two dimensions of time.385 There is also the more appealing assumption that Jesus enjoys the dimensionality of what mathematicians call a Hilbert space, a hyperspace of infinite dimensions.
Jesus' hyperdimensional nature is further exemplified by a cryptic statement he made to his disciples in the Gospel of Matthew. After discussing aspects of heaven Jesus stated, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20).
This is a fascinating insight into his extradimensional nature. Because Jesus possesses additional dimensions (or their equivalent) of spatial reality, he is able to be at all places simultaneously. This attribute, called omnipresence, is exclusively applied to God throughout the Biblical text and is further proof of Jesus' deity.
After just a brief examination of the Scriptural claims regarding Jesus Christ, it becomes obvious that regarding him as a "Super Angel" is an untenable position. The writer of the epistle to the Hebrews anticipated this view:
|"Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have 1 begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, 0 God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom" (Hebrews 1:4-8).|
Although Jesus shares a hyperdimensional nature with angelic beings, the writer of Hebrews makes it clear that his nature is "so much better than the angels." Indeed, the Bible is consistent in presenting Jesus as the very Creator of the physical universe and its life forms, including the angels!
The Apostle John opens his Gospel with this declaration, using "the Word of God" as His supreme title:
|"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:1-3,14).|
Here the Apostle John indicates that Jesus Christ (the "Word," Logos) is not only the very Creator of all things, but that Jesus revealed his glory when he physically manifested himself in time and space. This portion of Scripture also reiterates the fact that Jesus Christ is independent of time. When time began ("in the beginning") the Word, (Jesus) already was. He preexisted the time domain which, according to the insights of Einstein and others, we now know had a finite beginning.
His independence of the time domain is echoed by Paul the Apostle in 2 Timothy:
|Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before time [chronos in Greek] began" (2 Timothy 1:9).|
"Can someone go back in time? Jesus did! He went back, not to modify the past, but to fulfill both the past and the future- our future.
His role is amplified in Paul's letter to the Colossians:
|"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn [a term of position, not origin] of all creation: 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 [these terms in the Greek refer to angelic ranks]: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things held together [cohere; compacted together; constituted with]" (Colossians 1:15-17).|
This passage can be applied to the structure of the atoms. There is an active force imposed upon the universe which actively holds the very atoms of the material together moment-by-moment, day-by-day, century-by-century. Similarly, the accelerated electrons circling the nucleus should quickly radiate their energy away and fall into the nucleus unless there existed an invisible energy source to counteract this. According to this verse, Jesus literally "sustains the universe by his mighty word of power."386 disciples' belief that Jesus is, indeed, God "manifest in the flesh," is unequivocally proclaimed by the Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 3:16:
|"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up in glory" (1 Timothy 3:16).|
When was God "received up in glory"? In the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, Jesus Christ ascended into heaveni from the Mount of Olives 40 days after his resurrection
In these few scriptures we see that there is a vast gulf between the nature of Jesus and mere angels. Jesus Christ as the eternally existent God "manifested in the flesh" created all things, including the angels and holds the very atomic structure of the universe together!
Those who would make Jesus an ancient astronaut or an extraterrestrial also err by failing to recognize the vast difference between his nature and the nature of alien entities. Even though our alien visitors seem to exhibit interdimensional, god-like capabilities (materializing, defying certain laws of physics, etc.), the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things-including the fallen angels who may now be masquerading as aliens in the 20th century. Jesus Christ himself claimed to be the Creator of the universe and the very voice of the burning bush which confronted Moses:
|"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am [ego eimi}" (John 8:58).|
The title "I Am" was the name that God applied to himself when he spoke to Moses at the burning bush in Exodus 3:14. After Jesus applied this name to himself, the Jews that heard him picked up stones to kill him for equating himself with God. However, according to the text, "Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by."
The fact that Jesus continually professed his deity did not get past the Jewish leadership of his day After claiming that he and God his father "were one," they took up stones to kill him.388 Jesus then asked them, "Many good works I have shown you from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?"
Their answer leaves no doubt that Jesus had continually professed his deity in their presence.
|"The Jews answered him [Jesus], saying, 'For a good work we do not stone you, but for blasphemy, and because you, being a man, make yourself God'" (John 10:33).|
Claims by Jesus such as these leaves us only three possibilities:
1) That Jesus wasn't God and just thought he was. That would make him a lunatic or a New Ager! This hardly deals with the facts.
2) That Jesus wasn't God and knew he wasn't. That would make him a liar, a notion which is also totally inconsistent with the facts.
3) That Jesus was who he said he was. That would make him Lord of the Universe.
Lunatic? Liar? Or Lord? Which is it? And how can you tell? Not by miracles! They can be-in fact, are going to be-simulated, counterfeited, and replicated.
As we saw in chapter 13 of this book, the last days of planet
Earth will be characterized by supernatural signs and wonders
performed by Satan and his minions. In fact, most of the miracles
performed by God will be counterfeited by Satan and the forces
of darkness. The healing and resurrection of the "Antichrist"
are but a few of the miracles Satan will yet perform.
This presents a problem. If Satan can duplicate the miracles of God, then "signs and wonders" cannot be used as the arbiter of truth. That is, we cannot determine whether someone or "something is good or evil based on ability to perform "signs and wonders." So what can a person rely upon to determine truth from error? Jesus gives the key in his response to the Jewish leadership when they asked him for a sign to authenticate his messianic claim:
|"Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly;so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" [a prophecy!] (Matthew 12:38).|
Jesus disparaged signs and wonders to authenticate his messanic claim. Why? Because signs and wonders will be counfeited by the coming Antichrist. So instead of a sign to authenticate his messianic claim, Jesus gave them a prophecy.
We see powerful examples of Satan's power in the Old stament. In Egypt, for example, after Moses and Aaron turned their rod into a serpent, Pharaoh's magicians Jannes and Jambres turned their rods into serpents, too!
|"And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods" (Exodus 7:10).|
Many Bible teachers assume that Satan cannot create life, believing instead that this ability belongs to God alone. However, in this scripture we find that Satan, acting through the sorcerers and magicians, was able to convert nonliving matter into (apparently) living serpents. In the subsequent verses we find that the magicians and sorcerers were also able to create a plague of frogs and turn the Nile to blood!
In the book of Revelation we find another disturbing account, where the false prophet brings an inanimate idol of the Antichrist to life:
|"He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed" (Revelation 13:15).|
The purpose of giving life to the image was to cause people to worship the Antichrist, the "son of perdition," and vicariously to worship Satan himself. Obviously such miracles will convince the multitudes that the Antichrist is a "god," and the promised Messiah who is worthy of worship. Several prominent Bible teachers, including Hal Lindsey and Dave Hunt, have suggested that this Coming World Leader may either be an "alien" or boast of an alien connection.
The deceitfulness of miracles and the superiority of prophecy is a prominent theme in the Bible.
The Apostle Peter, an eyewitness to hundreds of Jesus' miracles, nevertheless elevates prophecy over signs and wonders, even over "eyewitness" accounts!
|"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables,when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy" (2 Peter 1:16-20).|
This is a remarkable claim. Peter had personally seen Jesus heal multitudes of blind, deaf, lame, and leprous individuals. He had even seen Jesus raise the dead! And yet, Peter said that we have "a more sure word of prophecy." Why?
It turns out that God's ability to foretell history distinguishes him from Satan and the powerful forces of darkness. It demonstrates his total independence and transcendence of our time domain-something which neither Satan, nor the fallen angels, nor any alien entity can do.
It's fascinating to note that God appeals to this prophetic ability as the proof of his deity. He mocks the false prophets and their gods for their inability to match this ability:
|'"Present your case,' says the LORD. 'Bring forth your strong reasons,' says the King of Jacob. 'Let them bring forth and show us what will happen; let them show the former things, what they were, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare to us things to come. Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods; yes, do good or do evil, that we may be dismayed and see it together'" (Isaiah 41:21-23).|
Realizing that no one can counterfeit his prophetic ability, God highlights the implications of this unique ability:
"Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them" (Isaiah 42:9).
"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure" (Isaiah 46:9-10).
THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS
During the intimate gathering of Jesus with his disciples at the Last Supper, on the night before he was crucified, Jesus also appealed to his prophetic ability as the proof of his deity While breaking bread, Jesus foretold his betrayal by Judas Iscariot and his coming crucifixion. Jesus then told the disciples, "Now I tell you before it comes, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am" (John 13:19). The disciples were to understand that by predicting the one who would betray him, they should understand that he is God, the "I Am" who spoke to Moses at the burning bush.
We believe that the importance of this insight cannot be over emphasized. Jesus Christ elevated the importance of the prophetic word far above the performance of signs and wonders. According to the Apostle Peter, faith in the messianic claim and deity of Jesus Christ was to come by the Word of God. This is echoed by Paul the Apostle: "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). Faith does not come by sight and the performance of signs and wonders. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God'. This is why it is important for churches to emphasize the Word of God-so that faith can be built in the heart of the believer in Jesus Christ. This is also why God rarely uses signs and wonders to convince people of his existence. If someone can be converted by signs, they can be led away by them as well. But the Word of God has the power to convert the soul to the true and living God, Jesus Christ. Finally, according to the book of Revelation it is prophecy-not miracles-that testifies of Jesus.
|"And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10).|
FALSE PROPHETS SHALL ARISE
Now the skeptic will argue here that aliens and psychics hav indeed told the future. However, there are many examples of false prophecies that have been given by contactees over the last 40 years. The first edition of Project World Evacuatio stated that the alien evacuation of planet Earth would take place in the early 1980s. As we saw in chapter 13, John Keel in his book Operation Trojan Horse, pointed out that numerous contactees have been told false predictions by alien entities:
|"The UFOs do not seem to exist as tangible, manufactured objects. They do not conform to the accepted natural laws of our environment. They seem to be nothing more than transmogrifications tailoring themselves to our abilities to understand. The thousands of contacts with the entities indicate that they are liars and put-on artists. The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon. Officialdom may feel that if we ignore them long enough, they will go away altogether, taking their place with the vampire myths of the Middle Ages."389|
Keel pointed out that in the 1960s many people were told of catastrophic events that would shortly come to pass by their alien contacts. As a result, many people quit their jobs, moved out of state, and arranged their lives in order to avoid the events. When they did not occur, the lives of those who were deceived were so disrupted that many took years to recover. Such false prophecy is commonplace in the annals of UFO contact. This points out the fact that Satan and his minions, though able to transcend the spatial limitations of our three-dimensional universe, are not independent of, nor can they supersede, the time domain. Thus, true prophecy is not within the capability of Satan or the forces of darkness.
What about psychics? In the 1990s the popularity of psychics has risen enormously as people look for answers for their problems. The "Heaven's Gate Cult" is but one grim example. How do we explain a psychic's apparent ability to know intimate details about a person's past. Satan and his minions are apparently confined to a knowledge of the past and the present as we are. Unlike God, they cannot see forward in the time domain to gain a detailed knowledge of the future. But, Satan does have the resources and ability to know history! We can presume that Satan, like a well-equipped intelligence department chief, has his agents strategically placed to gather necessary information to reveal an individual's past. While they ostensibly display a limited proficiency at telling one's past, psychics are woefully inadequate at predicting the future. If Satan and the forces of darkness actually knew minute details about the near future, then investment institutions would need only consult their staff psychic on tomorrow's price of every stock on the NYSE and we could all be billionaires!
Furthermore, if Satan had a detailed knowledge of the future then he would never have inspired Judas Iscariot to Christ. This was the biggest blunder he ever made, because it resulted in the vicarious, sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross providing the way of atonement for the sins of mankind and fulfilling the very program that Satan had been trying for centuries to thwart.
In the Bible we are given an "acid test" we can apply to any one claiming to be a prophet of God. Anyone who is a trui prophet of God must prophesy with 100 percent accuracy!
|"But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my [God's] name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. . . . When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him"390 (Deuteronomy 18:20, 22).|
All of this is why it is of such paramount importance to discover
what is God's plan, how has it been fulfilled to date, and what
is on the horizon! It is time for each of us to rediscover the
Bible and do our own homework!
In the interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's famous dream; we saw the "stone cut without hands" strike the image at it feet and become a "mountain" which filled the whole earth Strange as it may seem, this "stone" is a commonly employes idiom for the Messiah.391 As we previously reviewed, it will be in the days of this final empire that the Messiah intervenes and establishes his reign upon the earth.
Even among many ostensible Christians, this will be doubted:
|"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation" (2 Peter 3:3-4).|
(Note how this skepticism is linked with the theory of evolution. Both views deny the involvement of the Creator in his program from the beginning to the end.)
When Jesus Christ comes with his armies,392 he will be recognized by his wounds!
|"... and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced" (Zechariah 12:10).|
Even secular researchers have concluded that the UFOs and their occupants are demonic. Their message reveals their reality and their agenda. They deal in deception, they are part of an ultimate deception of cosmic proportions, and you are one of their ultimate targets! Are you prepared? Or are you a sitting duck?
The strange reports reviewed in this book are only a prologue.
The cosmic (spiritual) battle is going to become increasingly
visible. The strange entanglements of the Heaven's Gate cult and
other groups are only a beginning.
YOUR OWN ACTION PLAN
Many of the readers of this book will shrug all this off and join the vast majority embracing the New Age notions of neo-paganism, pantheism, or other politically correct ideologies. Jesus anticipated this. He said,
|"Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at; but strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matthew 7:13-14).|
Are you going to be among those few? Or among the many? If you are going through a popular gate, you may have chosen the wrong one!
The mystery of death throws shadows over even the most carefree
human life. None of us is truly indifferent to the possible issues
concerning our personal eternity. The fall and eternal ruin of
an immortal spirit is the most dreadful tragedy imaginable.
Yet, God's mercy is unobligated and sovereign:
|"I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion" (Romans 9:15).|
We do well not to murmur at this. The incarnate God, who has suffered vicariously and personally more than anyone else ever will or could, surely has the right to determine the method and extent of his own self-immolating compassion. The transgressor who assumes redemption as something to which he is entitled needs to consider God's rebuttal:
|"Is it not lawful for me, to do what I will with mine own?" (Matthew 20:15).|
He made this whole place. He is in command.
"Salvation" presupposes a prior damnation. In order to escape any danger, one must recognize and believe in the danger. Disbelief is sure destruction. We are commanded to fear hell. We need to be just as plain, solemn, and tender as Christ himself was on this topic.
Denial is no remedy. Denial is an error which obstructs repentance from sin, which in turn bars any pardon.
Consequently, no error is more fatal than universalism, the idea that there are many paths to God. While this is the current politically correct theology, those who advocate universalism, or the neo-paganism of the New Age, are gambling their eternity that the Bible is wrong!
|"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).|
If there were any other path to the throne of God, then the Father didn't answer Christ's prayer in Gethsemane.393 and he died in vain. Universalism attempts to mask retributive justice; it transmutes sin into misfortune instead of guilt; it translates suffering into mere chastisement; it converts the completed work of Christ into mere moral influence; and it makes salvation a debt due to man rather than an unmerited gift from God.
Fortunately, we are each the beneficiaries of God's love letter-a love letter written in blood on a wooden cross erected in Judea almost 2,000 years ago. This event has turned out to be the most cataclysmic event in the entire universe, and it directly impacts every one of us in more ways than we can possibly imagine.
C. S. Lewis gathers all this up very well in these words from Mere Christianity:
|"God is going to invade this earth in force. But what is the good of saying you are on his side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream, and something else- something it never entered your head to conceive-comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us, and so terrible to others, that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we have really chosen, whether we realized it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back, to give us that chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it."|
CAN A CHRISTIAN BE ABDUCTED?
This question will prove to be among the most controversial of any which we have addressed. We have received letters from those who claim they are examples of those who have been abducted. We have been contacted by experts and senior executives of organizations who have had substantial experience in this strange arena. However, being "churched" is not enough to be adequate or even relevant to the potential of being abducted.
Demonic access of any kind requires the lowering of the gate of one's will. This can be initiated by a subtle "entry"-involvement in a seemingly "harmless" pursuit or game such as a "ouija" board, a seance, a party game, or something more serious. This can make you prey for the forces of darkness and eligible for the types of events or pseudo-events described in this book.
What's the remedy? You presently have access to the most powerful resource in the cosmos! You have direct access to the Throne Room of the Universe. And you have a prearranged appointment. Right now.
There is One who is waiting to release you from the clutches of these strange malevolent forces. He is the One who has already demonstrated His victory, even over death itself. He is the only One who can set you free.
|"If it were possible, they would deceive the very elect."394|
Are you one of the "elect"? You can elect to be. Where do you presently stand? The church you attend has little to with it.
|"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:22-23).|
A personal relationship with Christ is your only protection. And right now He stands waiting for your response. Right now, in the privacy of your own will, you can seal your eternal destiny and put yourself out of reach of these strange plots against your own well-being.
1) Approach God's throne-right now-in the authority which Christ has already granted you, pleading the blood that was shed for you on that cross.
2) Acknowledge and renounce any and all previous involvement with the occult, with the forces of darkness, with Satan, or any of his minions.
3) Explicitly accept the pardon Christ has already purchased for you on that cross 2,000 years ago; then,
4) Share this commitment with someone you feel a deep trust spiritually.395
Recognize that if you have made this commitment you are God's and "they" cannot touch you. They very well may attempt to bluff you, but they cannot violate your own will unless you explicitly let them!
If you see a UFO, immediately call on God and plead his blood as your basis for immunity. And don't let yourself become hypnotized. It's serious business. Your eternal destiny is at stake. It's time to do your homework. It is our prayer that this book is but a beginning to the most exciting adventure in the history of the universe. (See also our appendix)
Drop us a line so that we can pray for you and send you some study materials.396 There should also be a gift certificate in the back of this book for a provocative monthly intelligence journal you may find helpful. If it isn't there, just call us: (800) 546-8731.
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NOTES
366 See Genesis 3:14, 15.
368 See Genesis 12, 15, et al.
369 See Genesis, chapters 12 and 20. For reference to the famine, see Genesis 50.
370 See Exodus 1:15-20.
371 See Exodus 14.
372 See Genesis 12:6. "The Canaanite was already then in the land."
373 See 2 Samuel 7.
374 See 2 Chronicles 21.
375 See 2 Chronicles 22.
376 See Isaiah 36, 38.
377 See Jeremiah 22:30.
378 Also of profound significance are the legal specifications that were adapted in the case of the daughters ofZelophehad (refer to Numbers 27:1-11, 36:2-11, and Joshua 17:4). Every detail of the Torah, "The Law," ultimately focuses on the Messiah.
379 See Esther 3:8, 9 ff.
380 See Matthew 1.
381 See Matthew 2.
382 See Luke 4:24-30.
383 See Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25. Remember, these were experienced fishermen who knew those waters well, and they feared for their lives.
384 See Luke 24:39.
385 Refer to Hugh Ross' book Beyond the Cosmos, NavPress, Colorado Springe 1996.
386 Lambert Dolphin, "What Holds the Universe Together?" Personal Update uary 1997.
387 See John 8:59. :
388 See John 10. :
389 John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, lUuminet Press, 1996 edition, p. 266.
390 See also Deuteronomy 13:5, Jeremiah 14:14-15, and Zechariah 13:3.
391 See for reference: 1 Corinthians 10:4; Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Zed 3:8, 9; Matthew 21:42; Luke 20:17, 18; Acts 4:11; Romans 9:33; Eph( 2:20; 1 Peter 2:4-8. jj
392 SeeJude 14, 15; Revelation 19:11-16. i
393 See Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:10.
394 See Matthew 24:24.
395 See Romans 10:9, 10.
396 Chuck Missler, P 0. Box D, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816.
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