January 7, 2023 - A. V. Rauf
2023 AD: The Battle For the Temple Mount Part 2: “Star” Wars, Cosmic Disturbances and the Coming Delusion
I have heard it said that the clock is ticking for humanity, and there is not much time left. Scientists are now claiming that the planet earth is currently in the midst of a sixth mass extinction and even this earth’s wildlife is running out of places to live. Furthermore, a recent study that included “data from 32,000 populations of more than 5,000 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish” discovered that on average those populations have “plummeted nearly 70 percent in the last 50 years”.
That being said, this means that even if humans manage to survive in some capacity, the wide-reaching impacts of mass extinction — which include habitat destruction, breakdowns in the natural food chain, soil infertility, and more — would cause modern human society to crumble. Recent studies are also suggesting that exploding stars may have caused mass extinction on Earth.
Much of this if it turns out to be true seems to line up with the Seven Seal, Trumpet & Bowl Judgments mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Everything that we see in the natural is really the result of what is really taking place in the Spirit realm. Yet, the world continues to propagate what it perceives to be the logical explanation for what is happening. Now about the stars………
Thanks to the Panspermia theory, people believe that long-chain DNA and protein molecules might’ve found their way to planet earth ages ago thanks to meteoric debris. And by the same token all life on this planet can be vaporized and wiped out by meteors eventually. The things which could have created could also destroy us and at the same time they are completely impartial to our existence. The thing with meteorites; there is a strong possibility that all life on this planet could have been started by them.
In simplest terms, a meteorite is a rock that falls to Earth from space. Meteorites are rocks, but they are not like Earth rocks. Most are far older, and they provide some of the only samples we have of other worlds – other planets, asteroids and possibly comets – in our solar system. Meteorites are classified into three major families based on their composition: iron, stony, and stony-iron.
As I said earlier, according to the Panspermia theory, people believe that long-chain DNA and protein molecules might’ve found their way to planet earth ages ago thanks to meteoric debris.And by the same token all life on this planet can be vaporized and wiped out by meteors eventually. The things which could have created could also destroy us and at the same time they are completely impartial to our existence. They aren’t good or evil, they don’t really care that they actually created us, and probably did so by accident so the world says.But here is where it gets interesting: they lie at the heart all of all mankind’s religions.
Every Muslim in the world has to align themselves daily when praying towards the black stone of Kaaba.
Underneath the Vatican, it has been said there is where a Roman temple was, contained an image of a Phrygian goddess, her body carved out of a single meteoric iron.
Underneath the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, there’s allegedly a large rock known as the FOUNDATION STONE something referred to as the Even ha-Shittya. In traditional Jewish sources, it is considered the place from which the creation of the world began. If it was the site of the Holy of Holies, thus making it the holiest site in Judaism. Jewish tradition views the Holy of Holies as the spiritual junction of Heaven and Earth, the axis mundi, and is therefore the direction that Jews face when praying .
THE ROCK IS LOCATED TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT. Read my previous blog:
Even in certain religious circles, Hindus are known to worship black stones, believing the very deity they worship lives in the stone.
The Dalai lama has a symbolic lightning bolt carved out of a meteorite.
So, these things that have found their way into the core of most of the world’s renown faiths may well have started mankind.
Something that can conjure us into beings or disseminate us into atoms—could this be the secular explanation of the Rapture???
I have always believed that as we drew near to the return of the LORD the veil that is separating the mayoral form the supernatural is being lifted. That being said let’s take a deep dive in to the Scriptures……….
Isaiah 14:12—How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations
Luke 10:18—And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven
Revelation 9:1— And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven untothe earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Is there a connection between angels and stars???
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.
Numbers 24:1—I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab
and break down all the sons of Sheth. (This is almost certainly not a literal reference to a star.)
Deuteronomy 4:19 And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the Lord your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.
If you notice in the above passage, you have seen the literal sun and moon and stars many times. But how many times have you felt driven to worship them?
I know this is sheer speculation but I have to ask, could it be that these passages are about beings, and not just the literal heavenly bodies mentioned.
On a separate note, are “the sun, the moon, and the stars” referred to altogether as “all the host of heaven”? It may well be. If this is the case, there is a physical facet to the sun and moon, but also somehow, a spiritual facet—perhaps as if an angel of some sort were in charge of each. If this is correct, it could explain the failures of the sun and moon as foretold elsewhere.
Isaiah 13:10–For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Deuteronomy 17:2 “If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the Lord your God gives you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing His covenant, 3 who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, 4 and it is told you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel,
Note that the sun and moon may have been referred to as angels here, too.
Judges 5:20 From heaven the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
If you read Judges 5 in context, you will discover the mention of angels, gods, and stars. You will even find a mention of battle that started over the choosing of “new gods”
1 Kings 22:19 Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left. 20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So, one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner. 21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ 22 The Lord said to him, ‘In what way?’ So, he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the Lord said, ‘You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’ 23 Therefore look! The Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the Lord has declared disaster against you.”
2 Kings 17:6 So they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
2 Kings 21:3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; he raised up altars for Baal, and made a wooden image, as Ahab king of Israel had done; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
2 Kings 21:1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hephzibah. 2 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; he raised up altars for Baal, and made a wooden image,[a] as Ahab king of Israel had done; and he worshiped all the host of heaven[b] and served them. 4 He also built altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, “In Jerusalem I will put My name.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. 6 Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.2 Kings 23:4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the second order, and the doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple of the Lord all the articles that were made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. 5 Then he removed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem, and those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven.
Note how often Baal is included in these lists. In no place is Baal referred to as a heavenly body. This may indicate that the sun, moon, constellations, and host of heaven are not being referred to as such here, either.
2 Chronicles 33:3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 He also built altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, “In Jerusalem shall My name be forever.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.
Nehemiah 9:6 You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and everything on it, the seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heavenworships You.
Job 38:6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone,7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Now if these “morning stars” are angels, we can easily see this phrase alongside the one that follows regarding “sons of God”, or the B’ Nai Elohim, another term for angels, shouting for joy. If it is not about angels, however, just how were literal stars said to have sung together.
Psalm 8:3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
The above passage loses something if “stars” is taken literally, but if it is a reference to angels, it makes perfect sense, for man was said to have been made “a little lower” than the “heavenly beings”, and not than the “heavenly bodies”. The psalmist, therefore, had living beings in view, and not merely the actual moon and stars.
Psalm 147:4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
Psalm 148:Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts 3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
Does the psalmist really believe that the literal sun, moon, and stars could praise God as could the angels? Or is he rather referring to the stars, sun, and moon as angelic beings?
Isaiah 34:4 All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down as the leaf falls from the vine, and as fruit falling from a fig tree.
A literal reading of this passage is part of the reason that many quickly assume that the destruction of the universe was in view when it was written. I believe this is a prophecy about the reorganization of things—a new order of things being instituted—part of the “new heavens and new earth” that was to come, and not a narrative about the annihilation of the heavens [or of the earth].
Compare this to the prophecy in Hebrews 2:5, wherein we see that in the age that was then yet to come, but has come since, the world was no longer to be subject to angels. This present passage foretells that change in the order of things.
Jeremiah 8:2 They shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked, which they have sought and which they have worshiped. They shall not be gathered nor buried; they shall be like refuse on the face of the earth.
Jeremiah 19:13 And the houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah shall be defiled like the place of Tophet, because of all the houses on whose roofs they have burned incense to all the host of heaven, and poured out drink offerings to other gods
Does the above passage imply that “all the host of heaven” were “gods”, since there were also “OTHER gods”.)
Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.’”
Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down.
Revelation 6:13–And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Zephaniah 1:4—“I will stretch out My hand against Judah, And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, The names of the idolatrous priests[a] with the pagan priests—5 Those who worship the host of heaven on the housetops; Those who worship and swear oaths by the Lord, But who also swear by Milcom;[b] 6 Those who have turned back from following the Lord, And have not sought the Lord, nor inquired of Him.”
Luke 2:6 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest,And on earth peace, good will toward men!”
Acts 7:42 Then God turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: ‘Did you offer Me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
According to the Bible, the above verse clearly states that we are in the midst of a spiritual warfare. Here the “spiritual hosts in the heavenly places are explicitly referred to as powers, principalities, and rulers.
The Good needs is that Jesus Christ conquered them all:
Colossians 2:15-18—And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind…
Hebrews 2:5-17–For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;5 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Phillipians 2:9-11–Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The main point of this entire writing is that were witnessing a battle that is taking place in the heavens and rapidly coming to a close. You must put your faith, hope and trust in Him & Him alone.
What we see taking place in Temple Mount and in the Middle East is not a natural battle involving mankind but rather a spiritual battle that is about to conclude soon and very soon culminating in the Rapture of the Church and the 2nd Going of Christ.
David said it best in the Old Testament in the 2nd Book of Samuel:
2 Samuel 22: 2-4-–And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.4 I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
verse 47: The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.