TURN OFF MUSIC HERE
- TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WAR ROOM -
STUDY - MORAL
ISSUES - KING
JAMES BIBLE - CULTS
THE "SHEKHINA GLORY"
GROSSEST BLASPHEMY IN ALL OF CHRISTENDOM
Editor: Steve Van Nattan-- If it were only the Methodists, in their mongrel unbelief, who pandered to Shakina and Shakti, well, we would not be awfully surprised.
many Fundamentalists, Charismatics,
Read on, and weep for us all for letting our minds be invaded by the most pagan forms latent from ancient Babylon and Sumer.
The appended post by Alan Morrison comments on the latest rejection by the United Methodist Church of orthodox Christian doctrine and embrace of theosophy or ancient wisdom. Prior to this, the UMC Discipleship Resources published a Christian Initiation Series whose stated purpose is "designed to help United Methodist and other congregations guide individuals who seek initiation into the Christian faith through baptism."
Rites of initiation often involve invocation of the hieros gamos, the divine feminine. This goddess is in reality the sacred prostitute which Cynthia and Robert Hicks borrowed from The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine for the Promise Keepers publication, Masculine Journey.
It seems that the UMC has now included a prayer to "God the Mother" in its worship book for the Millennium. The feminist faction cites medieval mystic, Dame Julian of Norwich as justification for this concept of God. In The Trojan Horse, Samantha Smith and Brenda Scott mention Richard Foster's Devotional Classics regarding Dame Juliana: ... Juliana of Norwich showed him the depths of Divine Love ... of' a somewhat sensual and 'intimate' relationship with God." (p.129)
The feminist concept of the divine feminine term "Shekhinah" and the related occult trinity of the Kabbalah is elucidated on the following Kabbalist web site. In Kabbalah, the term for Holy Spirit, Ruach, supposedly has a feminine gender and is therefore "the Mother." Therefore, say the Kabbalists, "the Christian Trinity properly translated should be Father, Son and Mother."
Fulfilling the Torah of Moses in the Shekhinah and the Asherah http://www.mat.auckland.ac.nz/~king/
"Many Kabbalists conceive of God as embodying both male and female energies, which were divided during creation as part of the process of emanation. They speak of the shekhinah, which in traditional Judaism means the divine presence on earth, as the feminine aspect or mystical bride of God. And they often use language as a means to analyze such mysteries, as in this excerpt from a contemporary non-Jewish Kabbalist which offers an explanation for the mysterious use of the plural form for God early in the Bible:
"The Hebrew word used to denominate God in Genesis is Elohim. This word is a plural formed from the feminine singular ALH (Eloh) by adding IM to it. Since IM is the termination of the masculine plural, added to a feminine noun it makes ELOHIM a female potency united to a male principle, and thus capable of having an offspring. The same intended misconception is given in the Christian idea of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. In the Kabbalah the Deity manifests simultaneously as Mother and Father and thus begets the Son. We are told that the Holy Spirit is essentially masculine, but the Hebrew word used in the Scriptures to denote spirit is Ruach, a feminine noun. The Holy Spirit is really the Mother, and thus the Christian Trinity properly translated should be Father, Son and Mother. - Migne Gonzalez-Wippler, A Kabbalah for the Modern World"
The website of Hebrew scholar Eliezer Segal of the University of Calgary explains the function of the Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalah as the pathway to divinity. The union of the Shekhinah with the upper sefirot consummates the marriage of male and female elements:
"The Shekhinah is a Talmudic concept representing God's dwelling and immanence in the created world... It is through the Shekhinah that humans can experience the Divine. The passivity of the Shekhinah is often emphasized (equated with its femininity), as the recipient of forces from the higher Sefirot... Human Imagery (Primordial Man)... The Shekhinah is often portrayed as a bride or princess whose male lover is the composite of the nine upper sefirot, represented by the prince/bridegroom Tiferet."
The Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalist Tree of Life are the attributes or emanations of God and also the path of initiation which unifies in the initiate the male and female attributes of Adam Kadmon, aka "God," to produce the Son. Evidence that the Hebrew Roots embraces the gnostic interpretation of Shekhinah may be found by comparing the Kabbalah with Avi ben Mordecai's promotion of the Sefirot:
"The Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalah: This Sefirah unites all the upper nine powers .Tif'eret is the offspring of Hokhmah and Binah. It is often symbolized as a bridegroom or prince who strives to be united with the Shekhinah. Their union produces the human soul."
Avi ben Mordecai: "...But, there is something more in the use of the word Grace in that it ties in powerfully with a teaching in Judaism called Torat HaSod which is describing an emanated attribute of G-d called Tiferet which is part of something else called the lower Seven Sefirot of Adam Kadmon."
We include this information to show the direction in which the Church is moving by allowing the Hebrew Roots and other neo-kabbalist cults posing as Christian ministries to teach their adherents.
The KabBalist website distinguishes between the traditional Jewish understanding of Shekinah as the "divine presence" and the Kabbalah's divine feminine aspect of their god. Gershom Scholem, author of On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism was careful to make this distinction between the intended meaning of each:
"In Talmudic literature and non-Kabbalistic Rabbinical Judaism, the Shekhinah---literally in-dwelling, namely of God in the world---is taken to mean simply God himself in His omnipresence and activity in the world and especially Israel. God's presence, what in the Bible is called His 'face,' is in Rabbinical usage His Shekhinah. Nowhere in the older literature is a distinction made between God himself and His Shekhinah; the Shekhinah is not a special hypostatis distinguished from God as a whole. It is very different in the usage of the Kabbalah, beginning with the Bahir, which already contains most of the essential Kabbalistic ideas on the subject. Here the Shekhinah becomes an aspect of God, a quasi-independent feminine element within Him. Such an independence, as we have seen above, is realized in a sense in the third sefirah, which is the upper mother or upper Shekhinah, but also, strange to say, the demiurgic potency." (p. 104-105, Schocken Books, 1965,1996.)
Let us make this clear-- the word Shekhina is NOT found in the Bible, either Old or New Testament. It is a feminine word, and there is NO feminine noun, adjective, verb, or adverb in the Hebrew or Greek Bible that takes the feminine case of gender endings. Please read that again.
Because there are distinguising characteristics between Torah Judaism and Kabbalism, we wish to state emphatically that the recent reports on the Hebrew Roots Movement are intended in no way to reflect on true Judaism based on Torah exclusive of occult extrapolations. Rather, our purpose is to examine the aberrant Jewish mysticism which apostate Jews of the Old Testament learned from ancient Babylon and passed on to future generations through oral and written traditions to the present day kabbalist sects, i.e., the Lubavitch, Sephardim, Ashkenazim, etc. It is our discovery and thesis that the gnostic stream of Kabbalism, not Torah Judaism, is the real "root" of the so-called Hebrew Roots Movement.
This distinction between true Torah Judaism and Kabbalism is confirmed by the writings of traditional Jews. We recommend an outstanding resource for understanding the New Age Movement, written by Israeli journalist, Hannah Newman, for the many Jews who are uninformed on occult matters. "Masters of the Blinding Light" indicates that the mainstreaming of Kabbalah into Judaism is a relatively recent development:
"...New Age spokesmen applaud orthodox Jewish teachers for recently releasing Kabbalah from the restricted access imposed on it by past generations of Jewish sages, making its teachings available to all, and even encouraging free exploration without rabbinic supervision. In Israel the Zohar (a major Kabbalistic work) is even being sold door-to-door. [This is strictly forbidden under the 'old order' of Judaism...]"
The Kabbalists seem to have been in the past a fringe element of Judaism, with the exception of the great apostasies described in the Old Testament and what has been called the Golden Age of Jewry during the Renaissance, more properly termed the Golden Age of Kabbalism.
The video is VERY accurate according to my research. You will need to stop the video frequently in order to read all frames and digest what is being presented. A side note for you who use Bibles in English other than the King James or the Geneva Bible-- ALL other English translations in recent years are based on the Westcott and Hort Greek Text, and those men both were very close friends of Madam Blavatsky who is presented in the video. Your Bible is the English version of a Greek text made by men who were obsessed with the occult, especially Fenton John Anthony Hort. When your pastor tells you that your Bible, like the NIV, NASB, or the TEV, were translated from the "original Greek," your pastor is an ass. He has believed the lie that the work of men who played around the edges of occultism were able to produce an exact copy of the alleged "original Greek" which no one has seen for at least 1950 years.
There is presently an alliance between Freemasons and the Kabbalists which dates from the Middle Ages. The Knights Templar assimilated the Kabbalah during their occupation of the Holy Land after the first Crusade and then brought it to Europe. The study and practice of Kabbalah was especially widespread among the Jews and Moslems in Spain until their expulsion in 1492 whence it was further disseminated throughout Europe. Roman Catholic history reveals that Kabblists were feigning conversion to infiltrate the Roman Church with the objective of subverting the European monarchies with which the Church was allied. The movement was a criminal element threatening civilization with the ritual murder of Christians, and the Holy Roman Empire established the Inquisition to contain it.
We happen to live near New York City in the midst of many wonderful Jewish people. Last year we hosted a dozen or so Jews in our home to hear a Jewish gentleman speak on the NWO in relation to Israel. For the most part, the Jews are decent people who seem unaware of this element of Judaism. But the Kabbalah is making a comeback. It is now being offered in public schools and Kabbalah Learning centers are springing up in every major city, especially New York. The rich and famous are being initiated into its mysteries and Hillery and Bill Clinton have boasted of their interest in it.
There is an occult revival taking place across religious lines and Kabbalah is a foundational doctrine of an occult underground that is surfacing and infiltrating Judaism, Catholicism and Christianity. Hinduism has entered the Church as the Laughing Revival and Kabbalism through the Hebrew Roots Movement. Churches and parachurch organizations like Promise Keepers subtly introduce Kabbalistic concepts through reading materials such as those mentioned above. The thesis of James Webb's two famous historical works is the ascendancy of the Occult Underground to the Occult Establishment in this century. MYSTERY BABYLON, the woman who rides the beast in Chapter 17 of the book of Revelation appears to be a reference to the goddess worship which will replace orthodox Christianity in the last days. The apostasy we are witnessing today is in essence a return to the mystery religion of ancient Babylon.
Connie and her husband were in a political club we joined for a while long ago. They seemed normal, and Connie, who was Jewish, was gregarious in the classic Jewish way-- quite likable really. Her non-Jewish husband has gone to a Protestant seminary and decided not to join the ministry. Connie passed herself off as a practicing Liberal Jew. Connie died, and I attended her funeral. There was almost no one there, and I felt sorry for her husband and kids. The Rabbi came to me and asked me to be a pall bearer-- that is how few men turned out to bury Connie. The Rabbi asked me to don a yarmulke, which I did because the thing meant nothing to me. Later, I talked to some of the extended family of Connie, and they said her husband had been a bit frightened of Connie. Occasionally, she would do a worship ritual in their bedroom. She had a nook where there were two black candle lit, and other bits and pieces. She would strip naked and dance before the candles and chant things here non Jewish husband did not understand. Connie's husband would take the kids for ice-cream so there was no chance they might find their mother doing very strange things. Connie was a Kabbalist, and that was my first introduction to Cabalism.
Kabbalism runs through almost all of the Zionist system of government in Israel. While many prophecy teachers exalt the present government of Israel, Jehovah God hates it. Here is what he promises to do with the Zionists leaders of Israel who will soon worship the Antichrist as if he were the Messiah Jesus Christ:
Zephaniah 3:11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
All of the Kabbalist Zionist leaders of Israel who oppress both old world Jews and Palestinians WILL BE MASSACRED BY JESUS CHRIST before he bring in his glorious Kingdom reign. If you are cheering for the modern Zionist leaders of Israel, you are a fool. You are cheering for Satan worshippers.
And, in case you missed the point, Shakhina is the wife of the Kabbalist god. When you get all prickly in a highly charged meeting and start talking about the Shakhina glory coming down, that is THE SPIRIT OF SATAN, THE GODDESS OF PAGAN ISRAEL AND BABYLON. In your frenzied "praise and worship" services in your Charismatic church, and in all mega churches, your jumping, shouting, leaping, and acting out your emotions are NOTHING MORE THAN HAVING SPIRITUAL SEX WITH THE GODDESS, SHAKHINA. One very well known Christian pastor said a man came to his church during a special sermon series on Charismatic Chaos, and the man told this pastor after the service that he got an erection every time they had a praise and worship service. He fled in terror and confusion.
The female presence of God. The Indwelling One, the Shekina is regarded as the feminine aspect of God, who dwells inside every individual, the Goddess Within, the female soul of God. In Hebrew, Sh'kina means "dwelling place" and like Her Tantric counterpart, the Shakti, the Sh'kina was the source of all "soul" in the universe.
The hexagram, which came to be known as the star of David, was introduced into Judaism in the Middle Ages via the Tantric influence on Medieval Jewish cabalists. Shekina is the Jewish Cabalist version of the Hindu
Shakti, who when joined to Her male counterpart forms the perpetual sexual union believed to maintain life in the Universe. This reunion was symbolized by the Tantric mandala - Shakti (the downward pointing triangle) and Shiva (the upward pointing triangle).
The name Shekina does not appear in the Bible or in the Apocrypha, but is regarded as part of Hebrew lore, as described in the Talmud and the Cabala. The Shekina was often defined as God's "Glory" which, like "Holy Spirit" was another way of concealing the original Goddess relationship that gave Yahweh his powers. Sometimes Her name was simply omitted from scripture, and another word substituted in its place. The Targum of Onkilos, an Aramaic version dating from about A.D. 130, uses the word "Shekina" where later authors substituted the word "name," in Deuteronomy 12:5 "God shall choose that his Shekina may dwell there, unto the house of his Shekina shall you seek.
In the tradition of the Cabala, She is identified with the tenth Sephiroth, the Earth. Sometimes, She is described as the Mother of the whole Sephiroth (Ten qualities of the Mystical Tree). Kether, the Crown stood for a form of God that was never separated from his female aspect, the Shekina, representing androgynous wisdom.
Israel's sins caused the Shekina to leave the tabernacle, but some rabbis insisted that She returned when the second temple was built. It was God's loss of his Shekina that brought about all evils. As a man required his Shekina for enlightenment, so God required his Shekina for wisdom and creativity. He could not be perfect until he could be reunited with Her.
She is the radiance of God, The Bride of the Sabbath, the divine woman image who arrives like a bride every week on the Hebrew Sabbath, to restore the feeling of spiritual wholeness. Every Friday for centuries, Jewish women have celebrated the Goddess Shekina during the celebration called Shabat. The women light white candles and invite the Goddess, the Sacred Bride to enter their homes. She is also celebrated during the new moon, her presence is indicated by the sound of bells.
Rabbinic literature says the splendor of the Shakina feeds the angels. Gnostic Christians of the 4th century spoke of the Sh'kina as a "spirit of glory" in whom Beings of Light lived, as children in their mother's body or house. God required his Shekina for Wisdom and Creativity.
was the feminine part of Yahweh, and the light that dwelt within everything. She
lived at the root of the Tree of Life. It was said that she resided within the
acacia, the tree that produces gum arabic, the glue that holds the world together.
Although she was more extensively written about during the Middle Ages in the
Kabbalah, her foundations can be traced back to the early Goddess imagery of Asherah
and Astarte in Canaan.
ROMAN CATHOLICISM VS. FREEMASONRY
In his commentary below, Rev. Morrison referenced a Catholic website which takes strong issue with the gnostic version of God as the divine feminine. He then challenges Protestant evangelicals to reconsider their opinions of the remnant within Catholicism that is exhibiting considerable discernment regarding such deceptions. Although the Roman Catholic hierarchy is rapidly abandoning whatever vestiges of orthodoxy may remain, historically the RCC must at least be credited with contending for certain doctrines which were codified in the early ecumenical councils and for preserving at least a measure of orthodoxy throughout the Middle Ages. An overview of the heresies (Arian, Nestorian, Appollinarian, Monophysite, etc.) and creeds of the early Church councils is available and worth reading at Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils: http://www.seflin.org/anglican/ecumidx.htm
As I have researched the history of Freemasonry and Kabbalism, I have been forced to reconsider the portrayal of Roman Catholicism as the Whore of Babylon, which is the thesis of books such as Hislop's Two Babylons and Dave Hunt's A Woman Rides the Beast. Research on the Inquisition revealed that the Roman Church allied with the monarchies of Europe was established as a court of law to deal with a criminal element that was threatening Western Civilization as a result of the influx of occult traditions from the Middle East during the Renaissance. This subversive element included the Kabbalists, Moslems and Knights Templars whose practices involved human sacrifice and conspiracy to infiltrate and overthrow legitimate government (as they are wont to do also today). For a balanced perspective of the Inquisition, I recommend an apologetic letter by Dr. David Goldstein, a Jew who converted to Catholicism: http://www.catholic-dispatch.com/dg58.htm
Whilst the Roman Catholic Church has admittedly been compromised with pagan observances, corruption, and suppression of the Bible, it is also unreasonable to narrowly define the Whore of Babylon as the Roman Church to the exclusion of the ubiquitous, albeit secret, occult societies. As former Catholics, we have no recollection within Catholicism of the black arts which characterize Kabbalism and its derivative, Freemasonry. At no time during the 20 years we were practicing Catholics were we aware of or encouraged to participate in any of the following abominations:
- initiation rites
- human sacrifice
- phallic worship
- ritual sex
- secret membership rolls
- binding oaths to secrecy under penalty of death
- subversion and overthrow of divinely ordained governments
The reason Kabbalists and Freemasons operate in secrecy is to conceal their criminal activities, which more nearly approximate the customs of ancient Babylon (for which God severely judged Israel) than do the traditions of the Roman Church. Surely, the worldwide cult of Freemasonry, whose operatives are strategically placed in the highest positions of government, who own the corporations and now control the religions of the world, fits the description of Babylon throughout Revelation 18, starting with verse 2 and 3. "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies."
We hasten to add that we deplore the false gospel of Catholicism, written into the Declarations of the Council of Trent and never repented of, that leads multitudes to put their faith in sacraments, saints, apparitions, priests and the papacy, which can never serve as mediators between God and men.
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." (I Tim. 2:5)
However, the Catholic Church may at least be credited with contending for and preserving throughout the history of Western Civilization the doctrine of the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Trinity. This against the onslaught of gnosticism which assaulted Christendom with various heresies, identified in the aforementioned Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils. These heresies include the ancient Templar and present New Age notion that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, whose offspring presently exist in a divine Merovingian bloodline which will shortly rule the world from the throne of the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem.
We have arrived at this opinion after extensive research on the doctrines, history and political aspirations of a network of operatives who can be identified with Kabbalism and Freemasonry. A good portion of our web site is devoted to exposure of this network and its infiltration of Church and government. For background information on this network, which has its origins in Babylon, please take time to read the following reports which represent hundreds of hours of research on the part of those who contribute to the Watch Unto Prayer ministry:
The Rosicrucian Connection: http://watch.pair.com/priory.html
The Masonic New World Order: http://watch.pair.com/mason.html
A Sacred Assembly: http://watch.pair.com/asa.html
To Embrace Hebrew Roots: http://watch.pair.com/HRintro.html
The Lubavitch Movement: http://watch.pair.com/law.html
Having stated our case, we now present the London Daily Telegraph article on the UMC and a commentary which introduces it, noting that between them is a subscription form for Rev. Morrison's very worthwhile e-mail newsletter.
"If we are worthy, if we have truly done our Avodat Halev (service of the Heart), if our prayers were pronounced with the proper joy (in spite of the trials and we may have undergone during the week), if our permanent soul was able through learning or niggun to impart the neshama yetera with a lesson or a prayer to take back to the upper worlds, then the light which emanated from our service on this lowly plane will be reflected back to us, breaking through all the screens or curtains."
"When Shabbat ends, the neshama yeteira is taken away. The spiritual trauma which the Jew may feel at this loss is subtly indicated in the word 'vayinafash' (Shmos 31:17) which describes G-d's rest following the six days of creation. This can be read as a combination of two words 'vay nefesh' which means 'woe to the soul which has been lost.'
"To ease this loss, our Sages instituted the practice of smelling 'besamim' (fragrant spices) during the havdalah service at the Shabbat conclusion. Fragrance is the only earthly thing which the soul enjoys, and it is this nourishment which enables the remaining soul to overcome the shock of losing its Shabbat companion."
"The custom of lighting candles to usher in the Sabbath goes back 2000 years."
"Still, the candles are lit, still the sacred braided loaf is baked, in hopes that Her ancient Sabbath spirit will enter each home—filling it with the Mother love that is the very presence of the Shekhina (Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood 128-9)."
Hallow the Sabbath
"From the Album: Shekhina, Hebrew Goddess."
"This 1993 release, subtitled Restoring the Balance, is about Shekhina, the Hebrew Goddess of the Kabbala."
"'The tape we have been waiting for ... a blend of ancient, holy, and new age music with a sustained release infusion of kabbalistic essence of Shekhina's healing light, love, power and mystery. I can't stop playing the music!' —Rabbi Ayla Grafstein."
"On Shabbat, her family lights the Shabbat candles and invites the Shabbat Queen to come into her house. They sing songs, receive blessings from each other, and have a special meal." (Publisher)
"Her origin is extremely ancient, and as the centuries rolled, Shabbat Hamalka acquired magical qualities, combining the character of Queen, Bride, and Goddess. In addition, she took on strong erotic/romantic and cosmic/spiritual significance."
"Originally it was Asherah who dwelled in the Temple as the Bride of God, His representative there. But after the 'reforms' of King Josiah, Asherah worship was forbidden in the Temple. Still, the Jews knew that their Lady was still living there as their Queen and the representative of El, their God. So Asherah evolved. She began to be seen as the presence of God, and less as a separate entity. She became Shekinah, which means something like She who dwells (from the Hebrew shakhan, which means the act of dwelling). However, Asherah did not really change. She was always the representative of Her Husband, just as He was always HER representative. She, an Earth Goddess, was also Queen of Heaven. He, as Sky God, was also Ruler of Earth. This occurred only through Their marriage. So, it was not really that Asherah worship ever changed much within Judaism, or that Asherah Herself changed; only, it was made to look like it had changed to fool the patriarchal priests."
"It is also used to describe the pillar of cloud and fire that accompanied the Hebrews in the wilderness."
"Shakhina is the word used in the Cabbala for the wife of Elohim."
"The word Shakhina is NOT found in the Bible. Check it out."
"Do you say, 'Oh no, how can this be? You are making it all up.' Pay attention now. In the Hebrew Old Testament, no word for the divine, or any grammatical modifying word associated with the divine, especially Elohim, is EVER feminine. Shakhina is feminine."
"While the Bible does not mention the name Shekhina, she is nevertheless bound to extremely old traditions, and closely relates to the ancient goddesses. Particularly significant is the Canaanite goddess Ashera who, at the beginning of the Israelites' settlement in the land of Canaan, was often referred to as Yahweh's Consort."
"The Kabbalah greatly elaborated on the theme of the feminine aspect of God. She would appear as the powerful Matronit, the controversial Lilith, and finally, as the glorious figure of Shabbat Hamalka—Queen, Bride of God, celebrated every Saturday by Jews all over the world as they light the Sabbath candles. And by tradition, the candles must always be lit by a woman. Naturally—Ashera, too, was served chiefly by priestesses. The cycle is very neatly completed."
This sub-topic added by Steve Van Nattan
The following text IS the Queen of Heaven, from the Babylonian era, which paganized Hebrews worshipped in Jeremiah's day. After Judah was taken into Babylon in captivity, some of them continued in this Queen of Heaven cult. This resulted in the Talmud and the Cabala or Kabbala (spellings differ) which is with us yet in pagan Jewish ritual. This is mostly found in Zionist Jews who went into dispersion to the north of Israel into Europe and Russia.
In our day the only parallel to the Queen of Heaven in Christendom is found in the Mary of the Roman Catholic Whore Church. One of the Catholic titles of Mary is "Queen of Heaven." If you are Catholic, God will require of you an account as to this blasphemy you tolerate and promote. This, my dear silly saint, is your "Shakhina."
Jeremiah 7:17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Jeremiah 44:16 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?
Jeremiah 44:25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
26 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.
27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
If you continue to regard the "Queen of Heaven," who is Shakhina, after what you have learned on this page, God will send you famine and sorrow. God may show patience with his children when they offend him in ignorance, but now you know. Now, you understand that filth comes from you mouth. Your blood is not on my hand.
An article has appeared in the London Daily Telegraph today,18th Feb, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ) with the title "Methodists to Worship 'God the Mother'", in reference to the introduction of the new Methodist Worship Book for the Millennium. (The full article appears at the very foot of this mail). In this worship book there is a prayer which reads:
"God our Father and our Mother,
we give you thanks and praise
for all that you have made,
for the stars in their splendour and the world in its wonder
and for the glorious gift of human life.
With the saints and angels in heaven,
we praise your holy name."
In defence of this prayer (and I quote from the Telegraph article), "Neil Dixon, the secretary of the Faith and Order Committee, said the prayer was not an attempt to change the gender of God. During a press conference in Welsey's Chapel in the City of London Mr Dixon said: "God is not a person. God is a spirit and is neither male nor female. He is beyond gender. The fact we have used male imagery for centuries has reinforced the image of God as a man. But if all human beings are created in God's image then feminine as well as masculine attributes must reflect God's nature."
Now this is a very clever but -- if I may say so -- devious argument. For a number of things are being confused here through false inferences. First, it is quite correct to say that God is spirit and therefore cannot possibly be either male or female. Second, it is also correct to say that feminine imagery is used metaphorically in Scripture to describe the character of God (as is correctly stated in the Telegraph article, e.g. Isa.66:13 and Psa.131; and one could also cite such texts as Matt.23:37).
But while the use of such imagery is perfectly orthodox, it is entirely wrong to then make the leap into actually directly addressing God as Mother in prayer. Do you see the two things which are being confused here? The fact that feminine imagery is used to denote the character of God does not give us leave to address God as a female person. I wrote about this in "The Serpent & the Cross" in the chapter on feminism. Here is what was said:
"The apostle Paul stresses the lack of any inferiority between Christian men and women in their standing in the kingdom of God, when he says: There is neither male nor female: for you are all one on Christ Jesus (Gal.3:28). Thus, the Womens Liberation Movement and Feminism are tragic anachronisms, because Jesus Christ has already done all the liberating necessary for all those who will receive Him. It is only in Christ Jesus that men and women can become one.
In this light, it is completely unnecessary for women to become embroiled in tortured debate about whether or not the Bible is offensive to them because of the constant references to God as Father and He, or because the Redeemer of the world incarnated in a male body. Obviously we can have no truly complete conception of God, but we can certainly say that He is neither exclusively male nor exclusively female, since both men and women were originally made in His image. It is just as mistaken, also, to speak of God as being androgynous i.e., both masculine and feminine as some evangelicals do today, in line with their Jungian analysis of human psychology. The Lord transcends gender altogether, in spite of the fact that the Bible speaks of God with male pronouns.
But why do these male pronouns occur in the Bible? Is there not a good reason for this? The Scriptures could never refer to God as It, for that would remove the essentially personal nature of the Almighty. Men and women are not made in the image of an It! The use of specifically masculine pronouns most likely does occur for very special reasons. Professor Roger Nicole puts this issue into perspective when he shows that God had to be represented as a male in the Bible because "to do otherwise would have undoubtedly severely curtailed the understanding of his majesty; and the licentious developments in religions where female deities are found would manifest the appropriateness of avoiding this representation in O.T. times" (Walter A. Elwell, Ed., Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, Baker Book House, 1985, p. 1177).
It is no coincidence that the very people who are clamouring for the removal of male pronouns which refer to Deity in the Bible are those who are avidly worshipping the goddess today. There is nothing new under the sun. Gods wisdom in representing Himself as male can therefore be seen to be very astute. Furthermore, to take away the male pronouns in reference to Deity would be to do irreparable damage to the doctrine of the Trinity Father, Son and Holy Spirit upon which a true understanding of the Godhead of Scripture depends. Above all, we speak specifically of the Father and the Son because Jesus did (Jn.6:40; 10:36; 14:13). Even more to the point, we can wholeheartedly pray to God as Father because Jesus did (e.g., Jn.17:1). Only the most rebellious persons would dare to set themselves against the pattern laid down by the founder of the Christian faith. In truth, the whole Gospel message is offensive to the entire unregenerate human race, and no mere tampering with a few pronouns will remove that offence. The attempted detection of so-called sexism in biblical literature is a vain and superfluous activity." (from "The Serpent and the Cross", K & M Books, 1994/1999, pp.325-326).
The remarkable thing (and shameful too) is that, while Protestant denominations are helter-skelter abandoning the necessary doctrine of God as "Father", I have come across numerous excellent defences of this doctrine in Roman Catholic circles. You can find a superb example of this sort of apologetics at the following web address: http://catholic.net/RCC/Periodicals/Dossier/mar-apr96/feminist.html in an article entitled "Does the Bible Support the Feminist Goddess?" (Rabid anti-Catholics will be in for a shock here!). In the past few years, I have come across a number of Catholics who -- despite their blind spots on the Lord's Supper, the Papacy and Mary -- appear to be more aware of the deceptions of this age than many of today's wishy-washy Protestant evangelicals!
Anyway, you'll find the text of the Telegraph article at the very foot of this mail. Incidentally, this is no mere side-issue -- it is part of the vital ground on which the faith will be seen to stand or fall during the next decade. How would you respond if a so-called ET or alien (androgynous, of course) was to appear on earth claiming that it is really the God whom all have been worshipping under different names for millennia? What if such a being also claimed that it was the Messiah -- the second coming of which has been awaited by Christians for 2000 years? Do you think this is far-fetched? Friends, you ain't seen nothin' yet! Some very flakey global events are going to take place in the next few years. Such things are by no means impossible in the light of Scripture teaching on the Antichrist and the lying signs and wonders which will surround this mysterious event.
Understanding the nature of God, the Manhood of Christ and the need for Divine Fatherhood (and its derivative male leadership) in the face of a pagan world is most necessary as we come to the close of this present evil age. Who says that Christians don't need to get genned up on apologetics?!?
Yours, in the cause of God and truth,
Editor: Steve Van Nattan--
If you will go to
Google, under "Image" search, type in
"shikina." Do not have any children in the
room please. You will find that the photos
often lead to porn sites. It is even worse in
the ordinary "Web" site search. This is
because the Wiccans, pagans, and occultists
are obsessed with Shakina. You will not find
a sodomite site interested in Shakina.
Shakina is the personification of lust for
woman and sensuality.
IS A PDF BOOK:
The Shekinah Trap, How a Jezebel spirit
Became the Presence and Glory of God
By Siporrah Joseph
This is dynamite and will prove once and for all that this Shakinah rubbish is blasphemy. This is loaded from this site, so it will stay up.
Mother Goddess Web Site Exalts Shakhina
"I remember an old lady, bedridden, crippled, paralyzed. She said to me once, "You know, there is so little I can do for the Lord, but here I am on my bed. I prayed for you today when you were on the radio. Mrs. So-and-so came to see me, and I had the joy of leading her to Christ." Bedridden, paralyzed, helpless, unable to move food to her lips; but she feasted on heavenly manna in that little room, and the Shekinah glory of God illumined that place. God was there, and God's servant was there." (Bob Jones Jr.)
Editor: We have to wonder if Bob Jones Jr. was a Freemason like his father, and he had a fetish need to feminize God.
Keys of Enoch-- 1973 "revelation" of
a flake named J. J. Hurtak--
This is evil blasphemy
Dr. J.J. Hurtak:
It usually takes 30 years for a new paradigm to be accepted in scientific areas. By the time 30 years have passed -- (1973 to 2003) the major confirmations of the blueprint of the Keys will have allowed for a global and inspired grasp of a major paradigm shift on all sides of our planet. That shift is a direct dialog of transformation of knowledge with our counterparts in all major areas of learning -- from the innermost of inner development (from the time of Buddha, Plotinus, etc. involving the Shekinah) to the outermost of the external development (from Tesla, Einstein, to 'Metatronic science') and the 'whole Light being' or Light body becomes the synthesis of both.
In a word, the Keys were given for understanding the actual dialog between science and religion that will rapidly accelerate at the beginning of the 21st century. In terms of the paradigm shift dealing with all levels of experience from pure science to 'front line' teaching and artistic experience -- the Keys are working as the harbinger for film makers, musicians, and physicists using new computer designs, as well as professionals in all areas of archaeology and spiritual teaching -- in 64 major areas of science including spiritual science. For example, we have many 'spiritual warriors' who are musicians and composers on the forefront working with the cosmic music of Light!
SPECIAL STUDY IN THE HERETIC CHUCK MISSLER'S BLASPHEMIES
HERE IS THE HERETIC, CHUCK MISSLER, BLASPHEMING GOD BY CLAMING THE HOLY SPIRIT GOES BY THE NAME OF A FEMALE BABYLONIAN GODDESS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
Please understand this.....
Missler is actually teaching that the Holy Spirit is the Whore Shekinah from pagan origins in Babylon on the plains of Shinar. Missler will lead you to Hell if you keep following him. You cannot call a member of the Godhead a pagan bitch and go to heaven. Missler should close shop on his claim to be a Bible teacher and open a Whore House in New Orleans called "Shekinah Glory Hole."
Let me be more direct with you..... Chuck Missler is not a stupid fool. He is very clever, and he knows very well that Shekinah is a pagan deity from Babylon. He has been challenged on the Internet regarding his choice of Shekinah to stand for the Holy Spirit of God, and he rejects the rebuke. Thus, Chuck Missler is possessed with devils, and he is a willful agent provocateur of Satan, leading Christians to turn from God the Father to his alleged goddess wife.
This is a book by an author who attacks Bible truth in many books he has written by defending all the legends and myths with extra-biblical rubbish. But, his treatment of the goddess, and how she needs to be added to Christian apologetics, includes Shakina and many other alleged mythical consorts of Jehovah. This book is an excellent source to use when dealing with this Satanic counterfeit.
One force driving this author is the lust to give God a feminine side. There is much to learn here about our enemy.
Chuck Missler likes to consult the Talmud, and here is a sample from the Talmud to show its mongrel and anti-biblical nature:
FROM CHAPTER FIVE OF THE TALMUD
It was a pearl amongst the sayings of a Rabbi, "Heaven is not like this world, for in it there is neither eating, nor drinking, nor marriage, nor increasing, nor trafficking, nor hate, nor envy, nor heart-burnings; but the just shall sit with their crowns on their heads, and enjoy the splendour of the Shekinah." Hell is said to have three doors,—one in the wilderness, one in the sea, and one in Jerusalem.
The Talmud teaches that evil spirits, devils, and goblins, are the offspring of Adam. They are said to fly about in all directions. They know from eavesdropping what is to come in the future. Like men, they eat, drink, and multiply. They are represented as playing men awkward tricks. One is stated to have broken a vessel of wine, and to have spilt it on the ground. The Rabbis, however, afterwards compelled him to pay for it. People are forbidden to ride oxen fresh from the stall, as Satan dances between their horns. Men are forbidden to salute their companions by night, lest they may turn out to be devils. It is also commanded to shake out, before drinking, some water from the vessel, to get rid of what is sipped by the evil spirits. It is, however, permitted to consult Satan on week-days. He is considered identical with the Angel of Death. But he is described as having no power over those engaged in reading the law. Many of his devices are related in the Talmud, whereby he made learned men leave off reading, and then he snatched away their souls. A story is told of the attempt of Rabbi Joshua, the son of Levi, and Satan to deceive each other about the Rabbi's place in paradise. Finally, however, Satan managed to take away his life, whereupon the voice of Elijah is heard shouting in heaven, "Make room for the son of Levi,"—"Make room for the son of Levi." The Angel of Death is represented as standing at the head of the dying man. He has a drawn sword.
Blessed Quietness Journal wishes to award Chuck Missler......
The Dead Skunk Award
for trying to make God The Holy Ghost into the Babylonian goddess Shekinah.
As always, our Dead Skunk Award is handed out in all good Christian charity.
There will be no conclusion until.............................
Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
So, as the Age of Grace comes closer and closer to its end, and we crave the sound of the trumpet and the voice of Christ crying, "Come up hither," it will be one more war and one more battle, every day, with our adversary, the Devil. Understand this please. As one heretic fades into the background and is buried at the cemetery, and as his soul falls into hell, and he starts screaming for water.......
Another heretic will pop up, charm the masses of those church house idiots with their itching ears, and the snake oil show of Satan, Shekinah, Baphomet, and a thousand other devils will rage on. If you are a true Bible believer, my friend, there is no discharge from the army of God.
2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
We are called to have mercy on the lost, the wounded, and the troubled, but on the heretic......
NO MERCY-- ONLY REVENGE
DESTROY ANOTHER DEVIL AS SOON AS YOU CAN, AND DESTROY THAT DEVIL'S SERVANT WHO PREACHES AND TEACHES HERESY.
And, remember, our only weapon is the King James Bible, not weapons of the flesh or mongrel human warfare.
VIDEO AND OTHER LINKS WHICH TEACH:
"When I, Shekina, come to you through Gaia then it is your planet that needs attention. It time to look at earth and your relationship to her by becoming aware of how you are treating her and your bodies. When I, Shekina, come to you through Mother Mary then it is time to open your Sacred Heart and allow peace into your life. When I, Shekina, comes to you as Quan Yin it is time for compassion and understanding for yourself and towards your family. I, Shekina, appeal to the female aspect of you, so you may know God fully. You are multidimensional beings. It is time that you know your multidimensional God. I, the Divine Mother Goddess, am here to assist you in the restoration of your true human spirit and bring the embodiment of Christ and his return to all mankind."
New Age Web Site in the video
PASTOR STEVEN L ANDERSON TEACHES ON SHEKINAH
This is a powerful message from the King James Bible.
SAMPLER OF THE WAY DEVILS OF SHEKINAH, THAT IS, SATAN'S FAGGOT GODDESS,
HAVE INFILTRATED THE MIND OF ONE MAN
This man has started buttoning his shirt wrong at the bottom, and all the rest of his teaching is polluted by his Shekinah goddess. He is even trying to predict the Rapture of the Church, of which Jesus said he himself did not know:
Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
The fig tree is ONLY a parable, not a deniminator of Israel. See Luke 21:29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
The Matthew 13 text clearly tells you that Jesus himself DOES NOT KNOW WHEN HE IS COMING BACK. So, how can Harold Camping, or Crain White, have any idea when Jesus is coming back. They have been talking to a devil named Shekinah I suspect.
MICAH WOOD CALLS ON THE GODDESS SHAKINAH TO COME
This is demonic.. Micah Wood is a priest of Satan bringing silly gullible fools to join in Satan worship.
The message after the singing is the most extreme blasphemy I have heard in a long time. By twisting an event in Jesus' life, this beast of Hell has Jesus following us around in awe of us. Damn this blasphemy! If you watch the whole thing, what is happening is the catharsis you would have seen at the Oregon ashram of Bagwan Rajneesh and at a thousand other ashrams in India.
WATCH WHERE THIS EMERGING CHURCH WILL END.
"SHAKINAH GLORY STOMP"
This is actually an African devil dance.
THIS IS WHERE THE SHAKHINA WICKEDNESS IS MOVING TODAY