“for lack of knowledge”

Friday, February 24, 2017

God said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6). My prayer is that you’re equipped with God’s knowledge to navigate the treacherous years of wars and tribulation ahead.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). That creation didn’t occur by trial and error, but was perfect from its very inception. Yet, the next verse says, “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep” (Gen. 1:2). Something sinister occurred between verses 1 and 2 to make that perfect creation formless, void and dark.

“You were the anointed cherub who covers…perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within…Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God…Your heart was lifted up…I cast you to the ground…You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading…you have become a horror” (Ezek. 28:14–19).

Lucifer said, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation…I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High” (Isa. 14:13–14). But God said, “you shall be brought down to Sheol…Those who see you will gaze at you…saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities?’” (Isa. 14:15–17).

Scripture says Lucifer was perfect when he was created; he walked among the fiery stones of God’s Throne; he covered God’s presence; yet, engaged in an “abundance of” trading; became proud; defiled his sanctuaries; shook kingdoms; made the world a wilderness; and destroyed its cities. This occurred before man’s fall. Lucifer, being, “cast out of the mountain of God”, then wreaked havoc upon God’s perfectly created earth, making it without form, void and dark.

After man fell Satan wasted no time corrupting man made in the image of God, casting doubt, “Has God indeed said?” (Gen. 3:1). Satan works by deceit, lies and half-truths, causing unbelief of God’s Word. Often, Satan will float one lie on an ocean of truth to win; (see the temptation of Jesus at Luke 4:1–13). Therefore, in these end-times, truth and the knowledge of God are vital.

After Lucifer’s fall, his angels began corrupting the genealogy of man and beast, “for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth” (Gen. 6:12). Satan’s seed of Gen. 3:15 corrupted both man and beast as, “There were giants in the earth in those days, and also afterward, [after the flood] when the sons of God [fallen angels] came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown” (Gen. 6:4).

Later, “the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He [God] has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgement of the great day” (Jude 1:6).

Consider righteous Enoch, who, “walked with God” (Gen. 5:24). The Book of Enoch tells how fallen angels not only corrupted the genealogy of man and beast, but also taught men to corrupt God’s astrological zodiac, “the cluster of the Pleiades…the belt of Orion [the] Mazzaroth [and] the Great Bear” (Job 38:31–33). Thus, man perverted God’s zodiac to being the evil horoscope.

The Book of Enoch reveals fallen angels called Watchers who descended to Mount Hermon and taught men to change their genetic code to become mighty men, as did Nimrod, who, “began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord…and the beginning of his kingdom was Babel” (Gen. 10:9–10). The Watchers taught men cosmology, and skilled trades, stone-cutting and much more. They also taught women crafts of cosmetology and seduction.

That Enoch walked righteously with God; is mentioned 12 times in our Bible; and is quoted by Jude regarding fallen angels, establishes a high credibility to the witness of the Book of Enoch.

Personally, I believe the Spirit of God kept the Book of Enoch from our Holy Bible due to its angelic revelations. For, as we know from the Prophet Daniel and the Apostle John who wrote The Revelation, human tendency is to worship angelic beings having superior knowledge, indeed, knowledge straight from heaven. But God strictly forbids the worship of angels.

Fallen angels taught sorceries, witchcraft, fortune-telling and satanic rituals. They taught crafts of seduction, painted eyes, braided hair and jewelry. Israel fell prey, and, “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, making a jingling with their feet, therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will uncover their secret parts” (Isa. 3:16–17).

The craft of seduction is the very spirit of Jezebel, who, “put paint on her eyes and adorned her head” (2 Kings 9:30). “Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids” (Prov. 6:25). “There is a generation – oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up” (Prov. 30:13). Yet, shameless and “wanton eyes” marks this last generation.

That’s the back-story to the days of Noah when fallen angels gave man extreme knowledge; knowledge of cosmology, astrology, occultism, skilled trades, construction, pyramids, and cosmetology; all seedbeds of secret societies like The Illuminati, The Freemasons, Skull and Bones, The Knights Templar, The Thule Society, and many others.

The back-story of fallen angels and their superior knowledge; Noah’s days of chimera, unbelief and transhumanism; and Lot’s evil days of sexual transgenderism, are intrinsically linked to the times of the end. For Jesus said, “But as the days of Noah were” (Matt. 24:37), and, “as it was also in the days of Lot” (Luke 17:28), so it will be in the end-times leading up to Jesus’ return.

Over twenty years ago on July 5, 1996, Dolly, the cloned sheep was born. That’s now outdated, but man’s knowledge today has created beings which remain hidden for fear of ethical and moral backlash. But they will come forth upon the earth at the appointed time. They’re called chimera, Satan’s seed, and their physical rise is imminent, together with (AI) artificial intelligence.

Weekly, scientific articles herald the progress of AI. Its rise in the image of man is no longer pseudo-science, but the forerunner and rise of, “the image of the beast” (Rev. 13:14–15) as the Vatican and NASA increasingly affirm intelligent alien life – life that any true Christian would identify as demonic and of the devil. Dreadful end-time creatures are coming. God promised it.

Jesus warned that we’d see “the beast”, saying, “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains” (Matt. 24:15–16). This will also be when wise saints everywhere flee to their 3 1/2 years of safety and provision of God.

For this reason Jesus said, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). Many will have forsaken God’s knowledge of His safety and provision of Rev. 12:6, 14. Many will lack that knowledge, and be pursued by “the dragon” (Rev. 13:17). Therefore Jesus said, “But wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together” (Matt. 24:28).

Is your life secure in Christ? Are you born again, converted from death to life? Today is the day of salvation, do not delay. Ignore false prophets with ornate words. The darkness of the end-time is closing in, and God wants you to be one of those, “who come out of the great tribulation, and [have] washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev. 7:14).

The Holy Spirit said of that desperate time, “Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. [That is, God’s indignation and wrath during the 3 1/2 years of great tribulation] For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also will disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain” (Isa. 26:20–21).

God said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6). Believe Jesus that He gathers His elect saints, “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), and then prepare accordingly. Take firm hold of the knowledge of Christ. You will see Antichrist just like ancient Israel saw GIANTS in Canaan. To disbelieve Christ will result in offense just like ancient Israel, who then perished in the wilderness outside their otherwise intended eternal inheritance.

By the Gregorian year Israel has aged 69 years since her rebirth in 1948. But God’s year is 360 days, not 365. Therefore, we add 5 days per year, or 345 days, resulting in almost 1 more year.

By God’s calendar Israel is nearly 70 years old. By the fall of 2017 we can expect the Dan. 9:27 “covenant” two-state solution for peace. Even President Trump is committed to this. All nations will soon fall to the rule of Antichrist, for, “all the world marveled and followed the beast” (Rev. 13:3). But do you believe it, and are you prepared? Many Christians do not, but choose rather to believe the heretic pre-trib rapture lie, but they foolishly set their own snare of unbelief.

Do not be fearful. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). “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” (Eph. 6:12). “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Eph. 6:10). Bless the Lord!

Marlin J. Yoder

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I'm a non-denominational ordained minister, and have written TheFridayLetter.com for many years and teach the truths of Jesus Christ with an emphasis on the end-times. This on-line and in-person ministry to which God called me helps many people to know the truths of Christ rather than traditions of men which make "the word of God of no effect" (Mark 7:13).

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