"Whenever I stopped pushing on his chest in order to adjust the pacemaker, the heart would stop and Charlie's eyes would roll up. He again would sputter, turn blue and begin to convulse. I reached over and started him up again. But this time, he was screaming the words, "Don't stop! I'm in hell! I'm in hell!" (To Hell and Back, Maurice Rawlings, M.D.)
In his bestseller, "Life After Death: The Evidence," author Dinesh D'Souza presents a logically reasoned, scientifically based case that the evidence for life after death greatly outweighs atheistic claims to the contrary. D'Souza notes that throughout the world today Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are acknowledged to be a global phenomenon that provide strong support for life after death. Indeed said D'Souza,a 2005 survey of American doctors,
"...showed that 59 percent now believe in some form of afterlife, a much higher percentage than is found in other scientific professions. Possibly their encounter with patients who have had near death experiences is partly responsible for this. I doubt they learned it in medical school." (pp. 64-65)
It isn't just NDEs that have revived interest in unseen intelligences and the afterlife but increasing cases of demonic bondage, possession, and UFO encounters with beings calling themselves Space Brothers, Council of Nine, Transcended Masters (Jupiter, Morya, Koot Humi, Jesus, Rakoczi, Hilarion,, Serapis P, Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul), Semjase and the Ashtar Command.
The Ashtar Command is a title used to describe an intergalactic, multidimensional federation of benevolent extraterrestrials,
".... under the supreme jurisdiction of a being named 'Ashtar' or 'Ashtar Sheran,' said to be a higher dimensional ET ship commander. The phenomenon of physical and/or telepathic contact with Ashtar seems to have begun with the 1950s contactees, and continues globally to the present day." (Scott Mandelker, Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters, p. 102)
Speaking through the apostate Evangelical Alice Bailey (1880-1949), an important architect of today's progressive New Spirituality, the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul spoke of the day when,
"Christianity will be in a state of chaotic division and upheavals. When this takes place . . ., the Master Jesus will take certain initial steps towards reassuming control of His Church... "("Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications," Robert Herrmann Ph.D., p. 573). (1)
Khul appears to be describing our post-Christian apocalyptic age where millions of narcissistic Westerners worship at the altars of godless (satanic) man-centered religions of nihilism that make no absolute moral or ethical demands. resulting in a theater of the absurd and lawless characterized by the inversion of evil over good, the abnormal over the normal, death over life, unenforceable laws, meaninglessness, collapsing foundations and a Christian Church fractured, divided against itself and increasingly in defiance of Jesus Christ.
The Christian Church is undergoing a shocking evolutionary change process resulting in moral relativism, accommodation to the world system, heresy, and open apostasy into pagan monism. This evolution into apostasy process is backed by a vast and growing global elite network, the witting and unwitting foot-soldiers of the Brotherhood, espousing an evolutionary ethos, syncretic neo-Gnostic interfaith/inter-spirituality and kingdom of "God" on earth conceptions. (1 Tim. 4:1)
"Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons" 1 Tim. 4:1
Today a vanguard of anthropologists, scientific psychiatrists, professionals from the counseling and medical field and top thinkers in the field of UFO research take very seriously the fact that something frightening and unexplainable by Western science (evolutionary science) is going on here in America and throughout the West. In their search for answers they are jettisoning as useless the Darwinian claim of man as a soulless animal whose brain is a biochemical machine. A "new" consensus is emerging: men have souls, evil spirits exist and they can and do possess people. Felicitas Goodman comments:
"...we need to understand a number of different concepts in order to comprehend the worldwide phenomenon of possession and exorcism. On the psychological level, we have come to know the notion underlying all possession, namely, that the body is a shell, inhabited by a soul, and that this shell may on occasion be surrendered to an intrusive alien entity" (How about Demons? Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World, Felicitas Goodman,1988)
World-renowned UFOlogist and archaeologist Dr. Clifford Wilson is but one of many researchers who have pointed out how an entity calling itself Ashtar keeps popping up in UFO accounts. Along with Semjase (Samlazaz, Semjaza), who has been posing as a modern space-brother, Ashtar keeps appearing in modern UFO literature as well as in ancient texts. John Keel, one of the world's most published and highly respected UFOlogists also noted this. Highlighting the element of deception he wrote:
"Thousands of mediums, psychics, and UFO contactees have been receiving mountains of messages from "Ashtar" in recent years.... Ashtar is not a new arrival. Variations of this name, such as Astaroth, Ashar, Asharoth, etc. appear in demonological literature throughout history, both in the Orient and Occident. Mr. Ashtar had been around a very long time, posing as assorted gods and demons and now, in the modern phase, as another glorious spaceman." (Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, Gary Bates, p. 290)
In ancient Babylon, Astoreth (Inanna, Ashtar, Ishtar, Istar, Semiramis, Milcom, Cybele, Astarte, Isis, Demeter, Aphrodite; 1 Kings 11:5, 33; 2 Kings 23:13) was the androgynous consort of Anu, the supreme sky god.
According to Dr. Peter Jones, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and Executive Director of truthxchange, androgynous (transgender) priests were associated with the worship of the goddess Ishtar from the Sumerian age (1800 BC). Their condition was due to their devotion to Ishtar,
“...who herself had ‘transformed their masculinity into femininity. The androgynous Ishtar required androgynous priests to function as "her" temple priests (shaman) who engendered demonic abhorrence in others…the fearful respect they provoked is to be sought in their otherness, their position between myth and reality, and their divine-demonic ability to transgress boundaries.” (Androgyny: The Pagan Sexual Ideal, Dr. Jones, truthxchange)
The Baal-Astarte nature religions of ancient Canaan appear to maintain a similar view of spirituality and obscene sexuality. The goddess Anat (Astarte) preserves many of the characteristics of Ishtar. Like the Syrian goddess Cybele, Anat is headstrong and submits to no one. She/he is androgynous, being both young and nubile but also a bearded soldier:
"She thus symbolizes the mystical union, which was celebrated by her worshipers as a ritual enactment of the hieros gamos [sacred spiritual marriage]. The Old Testament gives some indication that Canaanite religion included homosexual androgyny, against which Israel was constantly put on guard." (Jones)
Who are Semjaza (Shemihazah) and Ashtar/Ishtar?
"Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father." (1 Kings 11:33)
"ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god which ye made to yourselves." (Amos 5:26-27) "ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them." ( Acts 7:42-43)
Chiun in Amos answers to Remphan in Acts; and this god in turn is but another phase of Moloch or Saturn, the "star god," A star was put on the head of the images of the idol representing Saturn; hence "images" answer to "star" in parallelism while Remphan and Chiun answer to the Phoenician goddess Astarte or Ashtoreth, as well as to Moloch, Cybele, Pan and Cernunnos. (Bible History On-Line)
In his/her return appearance Astoreth/Ishtar/Pan/Cernunnos is the androgynous horned god Baphomet here in America while in India, Parvati and Siva, the androgynous destroyer of worlds.
According to Ancient Near Eastern Scholar Dr. Michael Heiser, Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Liberty University, Semjaza, the androgynous Ashtar and all other pagan gods are fallen, wicked Watchers, serpentine Seraphim,
"There are "good" serpentine beings (seraphim) who guard God's throne (so Isaiah 6's seraphim), and there are fallen, wicked serpentine beings (seraphim) who rebelled against the Most High at various times, and who became the pagan gods of the other nations." (Michael Heiser, "Serpentine/Reptillian Divine Beings in the Hebrew Bible: A Preliminary Investigation," cited by Bryan Godawa, "Enoch Primordial," p. 363)
While Semjaza is one of the leaders of the rebellious seraphim, according to one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Azazel was the leader. (Gen. 6:1-4) The same description appears in the book of 1 Enoch (8:1; 9-6; 10:4-8; 13:1; 54:5-6; 55:4; 69:2) (The Unseen Realm, Michael Heiser, p. 177)
Andrei A. Orlov is a specialist in Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism, Second Temple Judaism, and Old Testament pseudepigrapha. Within the field of Second Temple Jewish apocalyptic literature, Orlov is considered among the leading experts in the field of Slavonic texts related to Jewish mysticism and Enochic traditions. With respect to Azazel (Asa'el) Orlov argues that the fallen angel was not just a leader of the fallen angels but "the" leader. In this view it was Asae'l who instigated the rebellion of the Watchers against the Lord, revealed heavenly secrets and impregnated the daughters of men, thereby siring giants. According to a fragmentary text from the Book of Giants found at Qumran (4Q203) the punishment for all the sins of the fallen angels is placed on Azazel.
Dr. Gary Bates, ex-evolutionist turned young earth creationist, turned to the Book of Enoch for identification of the Watchers. Not only does the Book of Jude 14-15 refer to the book of Enoch but is an exact rendering of Enoch, chapter 1:9. Moreover, Enoch 6-7 identifies Semjaza as a ringleader of the 200 Watchers who descended Mount Hermon in the pre-flood world:
".And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon....And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz (Shemihazah)... Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael (Azazel), Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqlel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel." (Alien Intrusion, Bates, p. 398)
The Watchers taught men heresies and forbidden knowledge such as enchantments, sorcery, incantations, the occult science of magic transformism (shape-shifting and/or change or evolution of one kind into another kind), astrology, science of constellations, the smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryo in the womb (abortion), that it may pass away. They also taught women the use of cosmetics and men how to make weapons of war.
America's Apocalyptic Atmosphere: Why the Spirit World is Moving Closer
"Sorry, but your soul just died." (naturalist Tom Wolfe, cited in The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)
Under the influence of evolutionary scientific materialism, millions of Americans have forsaken our Creator, the fountain of life, in favor of the god of evolutionary forces.. (Jer. 2:13) In effect, they have made themselves into walking dead bodies whose ‘new’ reality is non-self, meaning that by the logic of their choice there is no one home. Having fallen into a void, they are now entering a frightening demonic spiritual reality long known about by ancient pagans and early Christians.
With regard to the state of the soul upon the death of its' body, as well as its state during Near Death Experiences and out-of-body-experiences attained by way of certain drugs, transcendental meditation or other psycho-spiritual techniques early Church Father St. Augustine taught that when a soul separates itself from its' body,
"the man himself who is in such a state, though it be in spirit only, not in body, yet sees himself so like to his own body that he cannot discern any difference whatever." (City of God, Book XXI, 10)
In his treatise, "The Divination of Demons" Augustine explains why men, when "in body" are unable to perceive demons and angels:
"The nature of demons is such that, though the sense perception belonging to the aerial body, (spirits) readily surpass the perception possessed by earthly bodies, and in speed too, because of the superior mobility of the aerial body, they incomparably excel not only the movements of men and of beasts but even the flight of birds. Endowed with these two faculties (keenness of perception and speed of movement) they foretell and declare many things that they have recognized far in advance. At this, because of the sluggishness of earthly perception, men wonder." Because evil spirits have existed from the beginning they, "have gained a far greater experience in events than accrues to men because of the brief span of their lives." Thus, "demons not only foretell many things that will occur, but also perform many miraculous acts." (Chapter 3, Divination of Demons)
Though men cannot perceive evil spirits, they are there, said Church Father Cassian in his "Conferences." According to Cassian:
"Such a multitude of evil spirits fills this air which is spread out between heaven and earth and in which they fly in disturbance and not idly, that the Divine Providence for our benefit has hidden and removed them from the gaze of men; otherwise, from fear of their attack, or of the frightful spectacle of the faces into which they are transformed and changed by their own will...men would be struck with unbearable terror and ready for collapse..." (The Soul After Death, Fr. Seraphim Rose, pp. 29-30)
It is during "out of body experiences" that the soul of man can fully perceive aerial spirits. The most commonly reported encounters are with a wonderful being of light experienced as some kind of personal being filled with warmth and love to whom the out-of-body soul is drawn by a kind of magnetic attraction. Often the experience includes many other apparitions, including other people. Church Father Gregory the Great describes these encounters in his Dialogues:
"It frequently happens that a soul on the point of death recognizes those with whom it is to share the same eternal dwelling for equal blame or reward." To the righteous, "it often happens that the saints of heaven appear (and) with the vision of the heavenly company before their minds, they die without experiencing any fear or agony." (Dialogues, IV, 12)
In his book on the Holy Spirit, Church Father Basil the Great states the heavenly powers only appear,
"...to those who are worthy, in the form of their own bodies." (Works of St. Basil, cited in The Soul After Death, p. 23)
Jesus Christ Himself affirms that to the worthy appear the heavenly powers:
"And it came to pass that the begger died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham's bosom." Luke 16:22
There is nothing vague about the righteous heavenly powers. They do not appear as "beings of light" but rather have a human appearance. By contrast, the being of light frequently encountered during out-of-body-experiences and NDEs has no visible form and does not conduct the soul anywhere. The being of light merely engages the soul in dialogue and shows flashbacks of one's past life. But then Satan can in fact fashion himself into an angel of light. (II Cor. 11:14)
In his 1975 book, "Life After Death," Dr. Raymond Moody reported on 150 cases of people who experienced NDEs. What made these cases incredible was that most of these people had similar if not virtually identical experiences. With regard to the being of light Dr. Moody and other investigators wondered if it was an evil spirit but then dismissed the possibility because it was not in harmony with the wonderful results the apparition produces.
Ex-atheist Dr. Maurice Rawlings, a cardiologist, has resuscitated many persons who have been clinically dead. Now a Christian, he dismisses Moody's contention on the basis of his own terrifying experiences with some of his patients. These frightening experiences have taught him that contrary to the most-published accounts of NDE encounters with a being filled with warmth and love, some NDE's are absolutely terrifying. In these hellish encounters, the out-of-body soul meets with grotesque beings,
"....who may be lurking in the shadows or along a burning lake of fire. The horrors defy description..." Even some "regular church members" have been shocked to find themselves experiencing hellish, "manifestations of imps and grotesque giants, of a descent into blackness and a fiery heat, of a pit and an ocean of fire." (Beyond Death's Door, Rawlings, pp. 63-64, 103-110)
Rawlings records that German actor Curt Jürgen's experienced a horrifying feeling that life was ebbing away from him. After this he felt powerful sensations of dread as everything suddenly turned a glowing red. Then he saw twisted faces grimacing as they stared down at him. He tried to defend himself but,
"... could no longer shut out the frightful truth: beyond the faces dominating this fiery world were faces of the damned. I had a feeling of despair....the sensation of horror was so great it choked me. Obviously I was in Hell itself (and then suddenly) the black silhouette of a human figure began to draw near...a woman...with lipless mouth and in her eyes an expression that sent icy shudders down my back. She stretched out her arms...and pulled me by an irresistible force (into) a world filled with....sounds of lamentation....I asked the figure...who she was. A voice answered: "I am death." (German actor Curt Jürgen's, To Hell and Back, pp. 76-77)
Dr. Carl Raschke, an internationally known writer and academic who for the past decade has been researching and explaining the effects of postmodern Christianity and its global significance, notes with alarm America's downward spiral into the madness of demonic spirituality. He points out that the decadence, pornography, mass murders, criminality, the 'new religions,' and Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus. In "Satanism and the Devolution of the 'New Religions,' Raschke notes that Satanism is so widespread today that there are even U.S. military personnel who are members of secretive Satanist groups.
Raschke concludes that the post-Christian West is experiencing an upsurge in satanic manifestations. The Satanist mindset, said Raschke, is a mystification of the most corrupt secular passions and values and is the spiritual Frankenstein,
"....created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God." (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West, Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)
It is only within the context of Western apostasy into paganism and bondage to powers and principalities issuing in a phenomenal growth in worship of science and evolution, subjectivism, atheism, occultism, satanic spirituality and increasing demonic manifestations tied to the return of the wicked serpentine Watchers that todays' marked increase in 'other worldly' encounters can be understood. It is Church Father Gregory the Great who makes clear to us just what is going on and why. After describing various visions and after death experiences in his Dialogues, Gregory remarks,
"the spiritual world is moving closer to us, manifesting itself through visions and revelations...As the present world approaches its end, the world of eternity looms nearer..."
Gregory adds that through visions and revelations, which in our own time are much more common and widespread than they were in his, we see the truths of the future life imperfectly because the light is still "dim and pale, like the light of the sun in the early hours of the day just before dawn."
In other words, during Gregory's time mankind was being provided clear proof that there is another world, that heaven and hell exist and life does not end with the death of the body. Moreover, there really is a soul that survives the death of its' body and is in fact more conscious and alive after it is released from its' body.
At no time in the history of mankind has possession, UFO encounters, NDEs and other 'out-of-body-experiences' been a worldwide phenomenon such that secular and Christian investigators have taken notice. According to Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scripture Ministry, tens of millions of Westerners have rejected Christianity and replaced it with belief in ghosts,
"... spirit guides, psychic phenomenon, out-of-body experiences, and the like. Psychics are currently communicating messages from these spirit entities that blatantly contradict the teachings of the Bible." (p. 17)
According to Church Father Gregory, the spiritual realm is approaching. The marked increase of such phenomena in our own time is a sign of its extreme nearness and therefore signals the approaching end of post-Christian Western civilization followed in its own time by that of the world.
Revelation reports that at some point the whole world, under the influence of Azazel, Semjase, and other wicked seraphim, becomes drunk on the wine of Babylon, its' imbibers convinced of their own deity:
“Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with the ‘divine,’ its transcendence into ever higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity. Its full flowering will be the real, great new story of humanity as we are about to enter our cosmic age...” (New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Robert Muller, father of Core Curriculum, 1984, p. 84)
Toward this end, evil seraphim teach evolutionary cosmogonies and relativism issuing in a man-centered cosmos consisting of an evolving panentheist or pantheist divine spirit permeating and making sacred everything animate and inanimate. This sacred evolving god of forces or universal energy is the one monistic reality which comprises both the center and circumference of the universe symbolized by the circle, a snake biting its own tail.
The point of monism (oneness, collectivism) is that since everything is "one" there can be no "twos" such as man and woman and man and God but rather only one-integrated being. In other words, a transgender/androgynous god-man. In this view, "Caitlyn" Jenner is the androgynous ideal we should strive for individually and Sodom and Gomorrah collectively.
Toward this infernal end the Watchers have made great strides. Their success is very clearly seen in a fast-paced evolutionary change-process culminating in apostasy, heresy, relativism, apathy, massive moral corruption, debauchery, pornography, abortion, sodomy, androgyny, and the same pagan spirituality and obscene androgynous sexuality that has always characterized occult paganism. At the head of the change-process are apostate theologians, a legion of depraved intellectuals, corrupt politicians and law-makers, President Obama, the State Department and a broad spectrum of U.S. agencies enlisted in the global battle for LGBTQ rights:
"The Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Export Import Bank, the United States Trade Representative, and such other agencies as the President may designate." (U.S. State Department to Force Gay Agenda on Foreign Nations, MassResistance) (5)
In the diminishing presence of faithful orthodox Christians and Jews, America for the most part is eagerly abandoning our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in favor of worldly pleasure, pagan spirituality, occultism, and the pan-sexuality of the androgynous goddess of a thousand names: Azazel. (1 Kings 11:33) All of this leads Peter Jones to ask:
"Might we be on the verge of witnessing the construction of an eschatological Sodom and Gomorrah, as the title of a recent pro-gay book, Reclaiming Sodom, suggests?"
Already godless paganized America stands guilty before the Lord of committing the original pre-flood idolatry in which, according to early Church Father Tertullian, people believed that after death they would magically change (evolve) into gods (Tertullian Treatise on the soul 57).
Today the original idolatry has been revamped, revised, and dressed up as reincarnation, evolution, and science, thereby making it palatable to modern science and evolution worshipping Westerners. Yet more ominous, the United States also stands guilty before the Lord of committing the crime that equates to the last step in the downward spiral that caused the Lord’s judgment to fall upon the pre-flood world. According to ancient rabbis, this particular crime is what modern Americans call 'gay' marriage:
"The generation of the Flood was not wiped out until they wrote marriage documents for the union of a man to a male or to an animal." (Genesis Rabbah 26:4-5; Leviticus Rabbah 23:9; Ancient Paganism: the Sorcery of the Fallen Angels, Ken Johnson, Th.D)
"And what did they do? A man...married...a man, and a woman a woman, a man married a woman and her daughter, and a woman was married to two (men). Therefore it is said, 'And you shall not walk in their statutes." (Sifra Acherei Mot, Parashah 9:8 (Commentary on Leviticus 18:3), ibid, Ken Johnson)
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Heb. 10:31). If He spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell unto torments (2 Pet. 2:4), then He shall say to the men and women of modern Sodom and Gomorrah and to all other workers of iniquity (Luke 13:27), depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. (Mat. 25:41)
But to the faithful the Lord says:
"Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28
1. Rise of the Global Church of Lucifer