FOR EXAMPLE: SCI FI NOVELISTS MUST DRAW WORD PICTURES OF ALIEN WORLDS AND OTHER DIMENSIONS AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES THAT DO NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, WITH NOTHING MORE TO ILLUSTRATE AND COMMUNICATE THEIR CREATIONS THAN OUR COMMON HUMAN EXPERIENCES, WORDS, AND THE PHYSICAL EVERY DAY THINGS THAT WE ALL KNOW. MODERN SCI FI FILMS TAKE THIS A STEP FURTHER WITH THE AMAZING HI-TECH COMPUTER ANIMATIONS THAT MAKES THOSE MAN-MADE IMAGES SEEM REAL, TO STIR OUR IMAGINATIONS IN WAYS THAT WORDS ON A PAGE SIMPLY CAN'T (UNLESS SPIRIT INFUSED).
AS WE TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT WE'RE READING IN REVELATION, KEEP IN MIND THAT THE NATURE OF THE NEW EARTH AND NEW UNIVERSE IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE EARTH AND UNIVERSE WE EXIST IN TODAY. SO WE HAVE A REAL CHALLENGE OF SETTING ASIDE OUR COMMONLY HELD NOTIONS OF HOW THE EARTH AND THE COSMOS OPERATES, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT HOW THE NEW EARTH AND COSMOS WILL OPERATE. WE COULD LOOSELY CALL THIS SECTION OF SCRIPTURE TODAY 'THE ETERNAL ERA'. THAT IS, WE FIND THE EARTH AND UNIVERSE HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND BORN ANEW INTO THEIR "FOREVER" STATES. WE ARE GIVEN SOME HINTS AND EVEN SOME DIRECT STATEMENTS ABOUT WHAT THIS NEW CREATION WILL BE LIKE. HOWEVER THE ONLY TOOLS AND MEANS JOHN HAS TO COMMUNICATE THESE DETAILS TO US WITH, IS THE WORDS AND TERMS OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD THAT HE LIVED IN (LATE FIRST CENTURY).
REV.21 1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed (FRACKLED) away, and the sea is no more. 2And I, John, saw the Set-Apart City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of the heaven from YAHUSHA, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband. 2And I, John, saw the Set-Apart City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of the Heaven from YAHUSHA, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the Heaven saying, “Look! The Tabernacle (TENT / BOOTH) of YAHUSHA is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and YAHUSHA HIMSELF will be with them and be their Alahim". 4And YAHUSHA will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying. And there will be no more pain, for the former things have all passed (FRACKLED) away. 5And He Who was sitting on the Throne said, “See, I make all things NEW.” And He (YAHUSHA) said to me, “Write all this down son, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6And He said to me, “SEE, IT IS DONE! I am the Alef and the Tau, the Beginning and the End (INCLUDING ALL THAT'S IN THIS BOOK). And I'll give anyone who thirsts, free water to drink from the fountain of life". 7"The one who OVERCOMES
(STOPS SATAN'S EVIL WORLDLY BEHAVIOUR FROM COMING THROUGH THEIR FLESH) will inherit all this, and I will be their Alahim and they will be My people. 8But as for the cowardly, and untrustworthy, and abominable, and murderers, and those who whore, and drug sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the liars, their reward is the lake which burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.”
REV.21 9And one of the 7 Angels who held the 7 Bowls filled with the 7 last plagues came to me and said, “Come with me mate, and I’ll show you the Bride, the Lamb’s Wife.” 10And he took me away 'in the Spirit' to a massive, high mountain, and showed me the great city, the New Divine Jerusalem, coming out of the Heaven from YAHUSHA ...
REV.17 SPEAKS ABOUT THE WHORE OF BABYLON WHILE REV.21 SPEAKS ABOUT THE THE LAMB'S WIFE. BOTH POINTS ARE ILLUSTRATED USING THE IMAGE OF A WOMAN (A WIFE). IN FIRST WOMAN IS A WHORE, DRUNK ON PLEASURE AND SHE DESIRES EVERYTHING THIS WORLD AND SATAN HAS TO OFFER - BUT THE NEXT WOMAN IS YAHUSHA'S PURE, SPOTLESS BRIDE , WHO ONLY SEEKS AFTER THE LAMB.
IT IS FROM THE SAME GROUP OF ANGELS (WHO CARRY OUT THE BOWL JUDGMENTS) THAT ONE REVEALS THE FUTURE TO JOHN ABOUT BOTH THE WHORE OF BABYLON AND THE BRIDE OF THE LAMB. IT IS THE SAME GROUP OF ANGELS THAT CARRY JOHN OFF IN THE SPIRIT TO SEE THE EVIL NATURE OF THE WHORE OF BABYLON, THAT ALSO CARRY JOHN OFF TO WITNESS THE DESCENDING OF THE NEW SET-APART JERUSALEM.
THE ORIGIN OF BABYLON THE GREAT IS SATAN THROUGH WICKED HUMANITY. THE ORIGIN OF THE NEW JERUSALEM IS HEAVEN AND SO IT BEARS HEAVEN'S NATURE - IT IS THE PERFECT-PURE MARRIAGE HOME OF YAHUSHA’S PERFECT-PURE PEOPLE. IT IS NOT THE OLD JERUSALEM THAT ASCENDED TO HEAVEN TO GET CLEANED UP, A NEW PAINT JOB, AND SENT BACK DOWN. IT IS A JERUSALEM THAT HAS BEEN CREATED BY YAHUSHA IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM.
SO SINCE IT'S DESCENDING FROM HEAVEN, THEN ITS 'PHYSICAL' NATURE SHOULD BE LOOKED AT ABSTRACTLY / SYMBOLICALLY / SHADOWLY - ALTHOUGH SOME ROOM HAS TO BE ALLOWED FOR THE FACT THAT: WHAT "PHYSICAL" AMOUNTS TO IN THE NEW EARTH AND UNIVERSE MAY BE ENTIRELY UNLIKE ANYTHING WE WOULD DEEM AS 'PHYSICAL' TODAY. I THINK IT'S SO BIZARRELY AND ABSTRACTLY LITERAL AND YET SYMBOLIC ALL AT ONCE. THIS NEW JERUSALEM (AND THE WAY IT IS DESCRIBED TO JOHN) USES THE BEST WORDS AVAILABLE AT HIS TIME IN HISTORY TO DESCRIBE THIS NEW REALITY THAT HAS JUST ARRIVED.
ALTHOUGH IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT BABYLON, WE SHOULDN'T LOSE TRACK THAT (JUST LIKE MANY OTHER SECTIONS OF REVELATION) STRONG CONTRASTS ARE SET UP BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, WHAT'S YAHUSHA'S AND WHAT'S SATANS. THE NEW JERUSALEM IS THE GOOD CITY AND BABYLON IS THE EVIL. LISTEN TO THE FIRST 3 VERSES OF REV.17 CONCERNING BABYLON AND NOTICE THE SIMILARITY TO WHAT WE JUST READ:
REV 17:1 - 3
"And one of the seven Angels (who had the seven bowls) came and spoke to me, saying, 'Come, and I’ll show you the judgment of the great whore, sitting on many waters who the rulers of the earth have whored with, and now the people of the earth are drunk from the wine of her fornication.' Then the Angel carried me away by the Spirit to the wilderness where I saw a woman sitting on a Scarlet Beast which had seven heads and ten horns,and the heads were covered with evil names of blasphemy, mocking and insult".
REV.21 9And one of the 7 Angels who held the 7 Bowls filled with the 7 last plagues came to me and said, “Come with me mate, and I’ll show you the Bride, the Lamb’s Wife.” 10And he took me away 'in the Spirit' to a massive, high mountain, and showed me the great city, the New Divine Jerusalem, coming out of the Heaven from YAHUSHA. 11having His esteem, and her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal ...
12and having a great and high wall, having 12 Gates, and at the Gates 12 Angels, and names written on them, which are of the 12 Tribes of the children of Israel: 133 Gates on the East, 3 on the North, 3 on the South, and 3 on the West.
WHILE THE NEW JERUSALEM IS PRIMARILY ABOUT THE REDEEMED PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN IT, NONETHELESS THE VIVID DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CITY ITSELF TELL US THAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS VERY IMPORTANT AS WELL. AND WE'RE TOLD THAT IT SHINES WITH YAHUSHA’S ESTEEM. SO IF WE TAKE THE HEBREW WORD 'SHEKINAH' TO BE THE DIVINE PERSONIFICATION OF THE ESTEEM OR SPLENDOUR OF YAHUSHA, THEN WE WON'T BE TOO FAR OFF THE MARK TO UNDERSTAND ITS BRILLIANCE AND RADIANCE.
JOHN COMPARED IT TO A GIANT PERFECT DIAMOND. THE CITY HAD GATES - 12 OF THEM. EACH GATE WAS NAMED FOR ONE OF THE 12 TRIBES (ORIGINAL 'YISHARAL' WAS DIVORCED - BUT SHE REMAINS A SYMBOLIC SHADOW OF YAHUSHA’S NEW DIVERSE BRIDE) - AND CLEARLY HER SYMBOLISM IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE IN YAHUSHA’S MIND, SINCE HE’S NAMED THE GATES OF HIS PERFECT MARRIAGE HOME AFTER THESE 12 TRIBES - BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY REPRESENTED AND STOOD FOR - IN HIS DELIVERANCE MASTER-PLAN ...
14And the wall of the city had 12 Foundations, and on them were the names of the 12 first Followers of the Lamb. 15And he who spoke with me (THE ANGEL) had a gold measuring rod, to measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.
THE SIZE AND SHAPE IS CLEARLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IN SCRIPTURE, TO MEASURE SOMETHING MEANS TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH. SO (FOR EXAMPLE) TO MEASURE A PERSON IS TO DETERMINE THE TRUTH OF WHO THAT PERSON REALLY IS. THE NEW JERUSALEM IS BEING MEASURED SO THAT THE TRUTH OF ITS UNDERLYING NATURE CAN BE ESTABLISHED. AND YET THE CITY DOES HAVE DEFINITE DIMENSIONS, EVEN THOUGH THE ENGLISH MASKS ALOT OF IT.
MEASURE THE TEMPLE
MEASURE THE NEW CITY
16And the city lies 4-cornered, and its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the rod: 2,200 kilometres in length, and the breadth, and height of it are equal (12,000 MEASURES / FURLONGS / STADIA OF DISTANCE). 17And the Angel measured its wall: 65 metres (144 CUBITS) using the standard everyday measurement.
THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE CITY ARE FASCINATING WHEN YOU SEE THE NUMBER 12 :
12 GATES NAMED FOR
12 FOUNDATIONS FOR THE
12 FIRST FOLLOWERS FOLLOWERS.
THE HEIGHT OF THE WALL IS 144 CUBITS: 12 TIMES 12. SO THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE CITY ITSELF (ALTHOUGH REAL AND NOT MERELY A FIGURATIVE CITY) ARE MEANT TO SYMBOLISE AND REPRESENT THE NUMBER OF PERFECT GOVERNMENT, AND THAT IS ALWAYS 12.
THE FIRST THING TO NOTICE IS THE ENORMITY OF THE CITY: A 2200km CUBE. SOLOMON ALSO BUILT THE SET-APART ORACLE IN HIS TEMPLE, AS A CUBE WHICH ACTED AS A BARRIER SO THAT MANKIND COULD NOT COME NEAR AND DEFILE HIM AND BE FRACKLED BY DIVINE RADIATION.
THE BLUEPRINTS FOR SOLOMON'S TEMPLE WERE GIVEN TO KING DAVID BY YAHUAH HIMSELF (A GRANDER UPGRADE TO THE BLUEPRINT MOSES SAW WHILE UP ON THE MOUNT). OBVIOUSLY THIS WAS A MERE SHADOW OF THE NEW JERUSALEM BUILT IN HEAVEN (IN THE SHAPE OF A CUBE) REFLECTING THE SAME CHARACTER AND CONCEPT. FOR ALL OF NEW JERUSALEM IS AS SET-APART AND UNDEFILED BY SIN AS WAS THE MOST SET-APART PLACE. BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IS THAT THE LACK OF A TEMPLE IN THE NEW JERUSALEM INDICATES THAT ALL BARRIERS BETWEEN YAHUSHA AND MANKIND ARE UNECESSARY. REDEEMED AND NEW BRIDE, LIVING ON REDEEMED AND NEW EARTH, IS AS FREE FROM SIN AND UNCLEANNESS AS THE ANGELS ARE. EVEN MORE, SINCE SATAN AND SIN ITSELF HAVE BEEN DONE AWAY WITH, THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY FOR MANKIND TO SIN AND BRING UNCLEANNESS. SO JUST AS YAHUSHA WAS SAFE IN HEAVEN FROM HAVING HIS SET-APARTNESS DEFILED BECAUSE OF THE BARRIER OF BEING NOT ONLY APART FROM PLANET EARTH BUT ALSO OF EXISTING IN ANOTHER DIMENSION (THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION) SO UPON THE NEW EARTH YAHUSHA WILL ALSO BE SAFE FROM DEFILEMENT, JUST LIKE WHEN HE AND ADAM AND EVE WALKED AMONG THE GARDEN
OF EDEN TOGETHER, WITH NO BARRIERS.
ALL FOURSQUARE SHADOWS THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURE (AND THERE'S LOTS) ARE ETERNALLY FULFILLED IN THIS CITY OF YAHUSHA WHICH MEASURES FOURSQUARE IN ULTIMATE PERFECTION AND RADIANCE!
JUST AS SOLOMON'S TEMPLE IN EARTHLY JERUSALEM (WHERE THE PRIESTS WALKED ON THE 'GOLD FLOOR', AND THE WALLS WERE OVERLAID WITH GOLD, AND STUDDED WITH ALL MANNER OF PRECIOUS STONES) SO IT IS IN HERE IN THE NEW DIVINE JERUSALEM. SOLOMON'S TEMPLE SHADOWED FORTH THE CITY OF YAHUSHA IN FINALITY. A GOLDEN CITY WITH A GOLDEN STREET, THE HOME OF ALL WHO HAVE PARTAKEN OF THE DIVINE INCORRUPTIBLE SEED OF ETERNITY. THIS IS IN GREAT CONTRAST TO THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES, WHERE THE PRIESTS MINISTERED IN THE SAME SHEKINAH PORTAL ESTEEM, BUT IT WAS ON AN 'EARTH FLOOR', IN THE WILDERNESS, SPEAKING OF THE TEMPORALNESS OF LIFE.
18And the structure of its wall was Jasper and the city was clean gold, like clear glass. 19And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation: Jasper, the 2nd Sapphire, the 3rd Agate, the 4th Emerald, 20the 5th Sardonyx, the 6th Ruby, the 7th Krysolite, the 8th Beryl, the 9th Topaz, the 10th rysoprase, the 11th Jacinth, and the 12th Amethyst.
ISAIAH 60: 19
19The sun will no longer be your light during the day and the light from the moon will no longer be your light at night, for YAHUAH will be your light and esteem forever. 20Your sun will never go down again. Your moon will never again be dark. That’s because YAHUAH will be your light forever, and the dark days of mourning will end. 21All your people will be good. They will get the land forever. They are the young plant in My garden that will grow to be a wonderful tree. I made them with My own hands. 22The smallest family will become a large family group and the smallest tribe will become a powerful nation. When the time is right, I, YAHUAH will come quickly and make this happen.”
NEXT THERE ARE SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MATERIALS USED TO CONSTRUCT THE CITY. THEY ARE THE RICHEST, MOST VALUABLE ITEMS IN USE AT THE TIME OF JOHN. MATERIALS LIKE GOLD AND DIAMOND MESMERISED PEOPLE WITH THEIR DAZZLING SHININESS. SO THE IDEA IS TO SHOW THAT THE NEW JERUSALEM IS SO
STAGGERING IN ITS ESTEEM AND SPLENDOUR: NOTHING LIKE IT HAS EVER EXISTED. THE MENTION OF EACH CITY GATE MADE FROM A SINGLE PEARL IS TO EMPHASISE THEIR EXTREME VALUE. IN THE 1ST CENTURY, PEARLS WERE AS VALUABLE AS GOLD AND LARGE PEARLS WERE EVEN MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD, BY WEIGHT (REMEMBER THE PARABLE YAHUSHA TOLD ABOUT THE MAN WHO SOLD EVERYTHING HE OWNED TO BUY THE PRECIOUS PEARL? ...AND ALSO NOT TO THROW OUR PEARLS TO SWINE WHO WILL ON US AND ATTACK?)
THE 12 FOUNDATION STONES ARE EACH A PRECIOUS GEM. AND EVEN THOUGH WE'VE BEEN TOLD THAT THE CITY'S 12 FOUNDATION STONES ARE NAMED AFTER YAHUSHA'S 12 FIRST FOLLOWERS , ANOTHER CONNECTION COULDN'T BE MORE OBVIOUS: IT IS TO THE HIGH PRIEST'S BREASTPLATE THAT WAS ORGANISED IN A SQUARE AND HAD ON IT 12 GEMSTONES, EACH REPRESENTING ONE OF THE 12 TRIBES.
The pearl is a gem produced by suffering, formed in the depths and darkness of the sea, yet when brought to the surface, it has the ability to show forth all the colours of the rainbow light spectrum. It is the only specific gem, which is produced by a living creature, which actually gives its life to bring forth the pearl to full esteem and maturity ... a marvellous picture of Yahusha !
22And I saw no Temple in this city, for YAHUSHA Al Shaddai (the Lamb) is its Temple. 23And the city had no need of the sun, or of the moon to shine in it, for the esteem of YAHUSHA lighted it (the Lamb is its lamp!)
IT IS A CITY WITHOUT A TEMPLE, NOT A TEMPLE WITHOUT A CITY! ALL OF THE CITIES OF EARTH HAD THEIR TEMPLES TO THEIR VARIOUS DEITIES. THE HEATHEN CITIES HAD THEIR PAGAN TEMPLES, FULL OF CORRUPTION, PROMOTING PRIDE AND MANKIND'S PERVERSITY. JERUSALEM AND BABYLON ALSO HAD THEIR TEMPLE INFACT THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF BABYLON AND JERUSALEM WERE THEIR TEMPLES. THE TEMPLE REPRESENTED ALL THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THEIR WORSHIP, THEIR PRIESTHOOD AND THEIR
24And the nations, of those who are delivered, will walk in its light, and the Kings of the earth bring their esteem into it. THESE ARE ALL THE BRIDE 25And its gates will not be shut at all by day, for night will not be there. 26And they will bring the esteem and the appreciation of the nations into it. 27And there will by no means enter into it whatever is unclean, neither anyone doing abomination and false-hood, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Scroll of Life.
THIS IS A FURTHER INDICATOR THAT THE UNDERLYING GOVERNING DYNAMICS OF THE EARTH AND UNIVERSE HAVE CHANGED. THE EXISTENCE OF DAY DOES NOT MEAN NIGHT MUST ALSO BE PRESENT. IN FACT WE'RE DIRECTLY TOLD THAT NIGHTTIME WILL NOT EXIST.
AND SINCE EVERYTHING SINFUL HAS BEEN DEALT WITH BACK AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT, THIS LAST SECTION IS A HARD-HITTING WARNING TO JOHN'S LISTENERS AND READERS THAT ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL AND AMAZING THINGS THAT JOHN HAS LEARNED ABOUT IN HIS DIVINE VISIONS THAT WILL CONSTITUTE ETERNAL LIFE IN THE NEW HEAVENS AND EARTH OF THE FUTURE ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO CURRENTLY (DURING THIS PRESENT LIFE ON THIS PRESENT EARTH) DO NOT LIVE SHAMEFUL LIVES AND ARE NOT LIARS.
A DETESTABLE OR ABOMINABLE THING IS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE EXCEPTIONALLY SINFUL AND UNCLEAN BEFORE YAHUSHA. DECEIT IS THE PRIMARY ESSENCE OF EVIL, AND SATAN'S OVERRIDING AND UNDERLYING ATTRIBUTE IS THAT HE IS A DECEIVER. SO THE DECEIVER NOR THE BLATANT AND UNREPENTANT SINNER WILL BE IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE, AND THEREFORE HE WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE ESTEEM AND PERFECTION OF THE NEW EARTH, NEW UNIVERSE, AND NEW JERUSALEM.
SPIRITUAL LIFE, WHETHER GOOD OR EVIL. THE JOY AND PRIDE OF JERUSALEM WAS THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON, THE TEMPLE OF YAHUAH, WHICH ONCE HOUSED HIS ESTEEMED PRESENCE. HERE THE PRIESTHOOD FUNCTIONED, AND HERE THE TEMPLESACRIFICES WERE CARRIED OUT. HERE YAHUAH’S NAME WAS RECORDED, AND HERE THE LEVITES SANG THEIR SONGS TO HIM IN THEIR TWENTY-FOUR COURSES. BUT IN THE CITY OF YAHUSHA, THERE IS NO NEED OF ANY EARTHLY OR MATERIAL TEMPLE, FOR YAHUSHA IS UNVEILED WITHIN HIS BRIDE CONSUMMATED IN ETERNAL FIRSTFRUIT BODIES AND EQUALLY YOKED IN OVERCOMING PERFECTION.
REV 21: 7"The one who OVERCOMES will inherit all this, and I will be their Alahim and they will be My people. 8But as for the cowardly, and untrustworthy, and abominable, and murderers, and those who whore, and drug sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the liars, their reward is the lake which burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.”
COWARDLY - MEANING TIMID AND FEARFUL BECAUSE OF LITTLE BELIEF.
SOMEONE ALLOWING THEIR FEARS (WRONG THOUGHTS) TO
OVERCOME THEIR BELIEF INSTEAD OF THINKING DIFFERENTLY.
- THIS IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF PERSEVERING THROUGH.
UNTRUSTWORTHY - MEANING UNBELIEVING OR WITHOUT BELIEF - SAYING
ONE THING WITH YOUR MOUTH BUT WHEN NO ONE IS
LOOKING, SNEAKILY DOING THE WRONG THING!
ABOMINABLE - VILE, HATEFUL, ABHORRENT, REFERRING TO A BROAD
CATEGORY OF THE WORST OF THE WORST SINS AND SINNERS.
WHORING - SEXUALLY IMMORAL BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL ACTIVITY OR FLIRTING OUTSIDE OF A MARRIAGE COVENANT - PERFORMED WITH ANOTHER OR BY YOURSELF - PORNOGRAPHY/EROTICA/NUDITY/GENDER REVERSAL, LGBTQI.
MURDERER - SOMEONE WHO WON'T STOP MURDERING ... OR REPENT OF IT!
(HATEFUL, AGGRESIVE WORDS ARE ALSO 'MURDERING' TOO)
DRUG-SORCERY - USING DRUGS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCCULT. MOST ENGLISH SCRIPTURES SAY IT MEANS SORCERERS. THE WORD IS PHARMAKEIA - IT MEANS ONE WHO PREPARES MAGICAL REMEDIES, INVOLVING DRUGS AND THE OCCULT. BECAUSE OF BOOKS AND GAMES LIKE LOTR, HARRY POTTER, D&D WE LAUGH OFF THE IDEA OF SORCERY AND WIZARDRY, THINKING IT FUN AND HARMLESS. HOWEVER IT'S A VERY SERIOUS MATTER TO YAHUSHA, WHO CONSIDERS ANY POWER OUTSIDE OF HIS OWN TO BE A WICKED ABOMINATION.
IDOLATRY - THE WORSHIP OF FALSE DEITIES, THE CRAVINGS OF MONEY AND DECADENT WORLDLY THINGS. ADORATION OF ANYTHING THAT ISN'T YAHUSHA.
LIARS - FAKE - FALSE - DECEITFUL - THE CHIEF ATTRIBUTE OF SATAN. DECEITFULNESS AND DARKNESS GO HAND IN HAND IN THE SCRIPTURE AS THEIR SOURCES ARE SPIRITUAL.
THOSE WITH ANY OF THESE BEHAVIOURS GONE UNCHECKED AND UNREPENTANT WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE FIRST RESURRECTION TO SEE THIS BREATHTAKING NEW CREATION OF THE HEAVENS AND EARTH AND ETERNAL ROYAL CITY ... WE MUST REPENT !! ...OUR EGO & SELF IS AN ABOMINATION TO YAHUSHA AND MUST BE THROWN ON THE ALTAR OF FIRE TO BURN UP SO YAHUSHA CAN SHINE THROUGH US :
2 TIM 3: "In the last days it will be very hard. People will be lovers of only themselves and money. They will be stuck-up and proud ... their ego monstrous! They will be completely disobedient and disrespectful to their parents, ungrateful, wicked, heartless, cruel and full of fierce hatred. Their words will be totally insane, having no self-control, respect or concern for others. These people hate everything that is uplifting and good. They'll be sneaky, careless and puffed up in arrogance, thinking and declaring that they know all and can do anything. Instead of loving Yahusha and meditating on His Living Words as much as possible, they'll be more interested in entertainment, pleasure and the numbing of the mind. They will come out and do a song and dance, pretending to be spiritual, virtuous and obedient, but it's all fake and there's no power there in that rebellious behaviour. So don't have anything to do with people who live like that!"