by Pastor Don Elmore
December 9, 2012
Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 15:7-12
2 Samuel 15:12 “And Absalom sent for Ahithophel, the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city, even from Gilob, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.”
Absalom, King David’s very handsome son, began his plan of dethroning his father, who was King of Israel at this time. Absalom, who had unjustly murdered his brother, revealed what a godless and unscrupulous scoundrel he was. He sent for David’s counselor who joined Absalom in the number of people who were assembling with Absalom in his insurrection.
2 Samuel 15:31 “And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophet into foolishness.”
So there was a conspiracy in the Bible. Conspiracy is broken down: “con” which means “with” and “spiracy” which means with the “spirit”. With the exception of his own son’s insurrection, this was the bitterest ingredient in the cup which David was now having to drink. It was no ordinary blow for him to bear, for Ahithophel was no ordinary man. He was one whom the king had taken into his confidence, numbered among his closest friends, and to whom he had shown much kindness. David was dethroned by his own son!
2 Samuel 16:20-21 “Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.
And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father’s concubines, whom he hath left to keep the house, and all the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.”
So Ahithophel’s advice to King David’s son was to have sexual relations with the concubines of his father. This, he reasoned, would make his father extremely mad at what he had done and would strengthen his hand. Was it good advice? David waited as his son usurped the throne; but after a short time his son was killed when his head got stuck in a tree due to his long hair, as he was riding his horse. Ahithophel’s advice to David’s son was made foolishness as David had prayed! Absalom’s reign was short, and David was soon back on the throne.
Let’s look at what happened to the previous king of Israel—the very first one.
1 Chronicles 10:13-14 “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;
And inquired not of the LORD: therefore He slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.”
King Saul refused to go to Samuel, the prophet of God. But instead he went to the “Witch of Endor”.
**Do you remember the television show called “Bewitched.” Her mother was the “witch of Endora.” Coincidence?
Let’s look at another Old Testament scripture which tells of what happened when about 1.5% of the Israelites went back to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and city that had been destroyed before they were taken into captivity.
Ezra 4:1-5 “Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel,
Then they came to Zerubbabel and the heads of the fathers, and said to them, Let us build with you; for we seek your God, as ye do, and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, who brought us here.
But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.
Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
And hired counselors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.”
What an amazing scripture! The non-covenant people who were placed in the land of Palestine offered to help the remnant of the kingdom of Judah build the destroyed Temple of the LORD. They were refused! Answers in Genesis must be upset by this scripture, for why were they refused? Because they were not part of the Covenant People; God was not their God. They couldn’t worship their God. Then they hired counselors against Judah to trouble them as they built the Temple and walls of the city.
Psalms 2:1-3 “Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
The rulers of the earth take counsel against our GOD and against His covenant people—us!
Isaiah 7:5-6 “Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us conquer it for ourselves, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeel:….”
The northern kingdom of Israel allied itself with Syria and began to attack the kingdom of Judah and set its own king over it. This would break the covenant that our LORD had made with King David. They were going to put a non-Davidic king on the throne. It was war between brothers. It failed!
God warned our people repeatedly to not do the things that were an abomination to Him:
Leviticus 20:6 “And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.”
Acts 8:9-11 “But there was a certain man, called Simon [Magus], who previously in the same city used SORCERY, and BEWITCHED the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one,
To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
And to him they had regard, because that for a long time he had BETWETICHED them with SORCERIES.”
Simon Magus was one of the first false preachers in the New Testament. But notice that he violated God’s law for he used sorceries.
About 600 years ago there was a French queen of Philip VI by the name of Blanche Devereaux. She was interested in alchemy and built a lot of labs throughout her kingdom. The main goal of alchemy was to find the philosopher’s stone: turning something worthless into something great; mortal into immortality; lead into gold; man into a god.
She also sponsored Nickolas Flamel who was an alchemist. He had a dream where an angel appeared and told him about a book that was written in a funny language which eventually Flamel figured out [sounds like Joseph Smith]! When he translated this book, he found the secret of immortality.
Now wait a minute:
** In the first Harry Potter Book, “The Sorcerer’s Stone” in America, but called “The Philosopher’s Stone” in most of the rest of the world, we have the following:
The Sorcerer’s Stone is the fifth and final stage in the occult drive to achieve eternal life. In this book, Rowling correctly explains: “The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Sorcerer’s Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal. There have been many reports of the Sorcerer’s Stone over the centuries, but the only Stone currently in existence belongs to Mr. Nicolas Flamel, the noted alchemist and opera lover. Mr. Flamel, who celebrated his six hundred and sixty-fifth birthday, last year, enjoys a quiet life in Devon with his wife, Perenelle (six hundred and fifty-eight)” page 220.
Do you realize Rowling has just made the creator of the Sorcerer’s Stone 666 years old? Rowling ties this number to the Elixir of Life; Harry Potter is teaching his readers that the way to achieve eternal life [Elixir of Life] is to drink from a Sorcerer’s Stone owned by a man who is 666 years old!
** Do you remember the television show: Golden Girls? Do you remember their four names on the show?
- Rose – which means secret
- Sophia – which means feminine wisdom
- Blanche. Blanche what? Blanche Devereaux, the same name as the Queen who live six centuries ago
Now let us look at something that is even stranger:
Number 13:21-22 “So they went up and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
And they ascended by the Negev, and came unto Hebron where AHIMAN, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak were. Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt).”
1 Kings 11:23-25 “And God stirred him up another adversary, REZON, the son of Eliada, who fled from his lord Hadadezer, king of Zobah.
And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah; and they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, and reigned in Damascus.
And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did; and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.”
Let see if we can find out more about these two men.
Deuteronomy 2:9-11 “And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give thee of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
The Emim dwelt there in times past, a people great and many, and TALL AS THE ANAKIM,
Who also were accounted GIANTS, AS THE ANAKIM; but the Moabites call them Emim.”
The Emims or Anakims were all giants. Ahiman, one of the sons of Anak of the tribe of Anakim was a giant. Rezon was an adversary of Israel and was probably a giant also. Ahiman and Rezon were enemies of Israel and were giants.
** Has anyone ever heard of Ahiman and Rezon before? It is the name of the Freemasonic Constitutional Manual! Why do Freemasons use the names of these two on some of their books? They say the two words mean, “To help a brother.”
Deuteronomy 3:11a, 13 “For only Og, king of Bashan, remained of the remnant of GIANTS;…
And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh, all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the LAND OF GIANTS.”
Og, the king, and the region of Bashan were giants too.
Deuteronomy 9:1-3 “HEAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fortified up to heaven,
A people great and TALL, the children of the Anakim (giants), whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak (giants)!
Understand, therefore, this day that the LORD thy God is he who goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face. So shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.”
Joshua 11:21-22 “And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the ANAKIM (giants) from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel; Joshua destroyed them utterly with theirs cities.
There was none of the Anakim (giants) left in the land of the children of Israel; only in GAZA, IN GATH, AND IN ASHDOD, there remained some.”
** In the book and movie Star Wars: Darth Vader had a strange birth; but his original name was Anakin Skywalker.
Joshua 12:1, 2a, 4a “Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel smote and possessed their land on the other side of the Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah on the east:
Sihon, king of the Amorites (giant)…
And the border of Og, king of Bashan, who was of the remnant of the GIANTS…”
These are two of the giants who were killed in the battle for Canaanland plus a list of thirty-one more (Joshua 12:9-24). King Og; a 13 ft. giant and Sihon of the Amorites plus 31 other kings killed in the war for Canaan. On the cover of Morals and Dogma is the number 33 which is 2 + 31.
Deuteronomy 1:44 “And the Amorites (giants), who dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.”
The Freemason apron has the bee hive with six bees flying around it which is a symbol of the Merovingian bloodline; which is one of the 13th bloodlines that rule the world. Do you know which leaders of what church are all members of this bloodline? I’ll give you a clue! The church was one in which one of the candidates for President of the United States was a member and priest: The Mormon Church or the Church of Latter-day Saints. Joseph Smith and his whole family, Brigham Young, Sidney Rigdon, Albert Smith, Apostle Heber C. Kimball, the Eccles family, all presidents in the history of either the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Reorganized Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints trace their blood back to this 13th bloodline, etc.
The Mormon Church is only a tentacle of the Satanic Elite, but you can expect the Mormon Church to draw closer to the One-World-Religion/New World Order. This Church has a close cooperation between groups such as B’nai B’rith, the CIA, the FBI, Freemasonry and the New Age. The leaders of this Church are descendants of the Merovingian Dynasty. Do you find bee hives in the Mormon Church? Yes, there are many, including the door knobs in the Temple. In fact, the whole state of Utah is known as the “Bee Hive State.” It was originally was known as “Deseret,” which by interpretation, is a honey bee.
Let us look at one way of worship that Israel was told by their God to not do.
Deuteronomy 20:17-18 “But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.”
The giants had a religion and worship. They worship another god which our GOD said not to worship the way that they do.
Judges 3:5-7 “And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites (giants), and Perizzites, and Hivites and Jebusites (giants):
And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgot the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the idols.”
The Roman Catholic Church has combined many of these doctrines in its church’s liturgy. There are many idols in their churches. It must be the religion of the giants when one worships the statue of Mary holding her baby; for our LORD forbids worshipping statues of any kind. But what, you say, isn’t “not to bow down to idols” one of the Ten Commandments? The Roman Catholics have omitted the second of the Ten Commandments. Here is the Second Commandment:
Exodus 20:4, 5 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: THOU SHALT NOW BOW DOWN THYSELF TO THEM, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”
Since the Catholics eliminated the 2nd Commandment, it threw the Catechism’s list out of whack in comparison to the Biblical Ten Commandments. The fact that the Vatican had to fabricate something for the 9th Commandment clearly evidences that something is very wrong. The 9th Commandment is split into two commandments so that it makes up the missing 2nd Commandment.
The Roman Catholic Churches have removed the 2nd Commandment which forbids anyone from “bowing” to any graven image. It’s clearly obvious that the Catholic Church is trying to hide their sin of idolatry. There is NO Biblical teaching to honor Mary or the saints by bowing to them. Have you ever been to a Catholic wedding and seen the bride and groom go over the statue of Mary and bow down to it? God strictly forbids bowing to the likeness of anyone or anything in Heaven or earth. The Catholics had to omit this Commandment of God for they are constantly bowing down and genuflecting to all kinds of statues and idols.
Ask a Roman Catholic priest or one of its members to recite the Ten Commandments. The teaching not to bow to statues will not be mentioned. It is avoided for good reason—because it is an indictment against their idolatry! Catholics DO BOW to all manner of statues. It is the heart of their religious practice. They bow to Mary. They bow to Our Lady of Fatima. They bow to idols of patron saints at home. It was part of the religion of the giants to bow to idols; so it is today in the Catholic Churches.
Do you know where the Valley of the Giants is located in the Bible?
Joshua 15:8 “And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem; and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the GIANTS northward.”
Here is a map of Jerusalem. On the south side is the valley of Himmon; the land of the Giants.
2 Chronicles 28:2-4 “For he (King Ahaz) walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also melted and cast images for Baalim.
Moreover, he burned incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burned his children in the fire, after the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
He sacrificed, also, and burned incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under ever green tree.”
2 Chronicles 33:4-7 “Also he (Manasseh) built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be forever.
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; also, he observed times, and used enchantments, and practiced sorcery and dealt with a medium, and with wizards; he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon, his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever;….”
Manasseh built altars like the giants had and practiced serving all the ways that the giants served their gods. He caused:
- His children to pass through the fire in Gehenna.
- Observed times
- Used enchantments
- Practiced sorcery
- Dealt with a medium and wizards
God warned His people not to learn the way of worship that the giants were doing. Joshua destroyed most of the giants of the Anakims except they were “left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained” Joshua 11:22b. The Philistines had five kings; five is a number that is common with the giants.
1 Samuel 5:1-3 “And the Philistines took the ark of God; and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod,
When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it unto the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.
And when they of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.”
We read earlier that Ashdod was one of the three places where the giants remained. The next morning Dagon fell before the ark of God again, but this time his head and both palms of his hands were cut off so that only the stump of Dagon was left to him. The inhabitants of Ashdod, which included giants, very quickly sent the ark of God away from their city.
The god of the giants in Ashdod was a half-sea creature/half-man hybrid. His name: Dagon.
** In the movie, Little Mermaid, her father was a hybrid of a half-human/half-fish.
** In what modern-day Church has Priests that wear head ornaments that represent half- human/half-fish god?
This is what the priests used to wear in the old days.
This is what they wear today! Why?
In fact the Roman Catholic Church is nothing more than the religion of the giants. Some of the same practices that they do that are copied from the worship of the giants are idol worship, the priesthood of Dagon, the birthday of their god—December 25th, their holidays: Christmas, Easter, All Saints Day, etc. ………
Christmas? Yes, the name gives it away! Christ’s Mass. We don’t celebrate Masses! We think that the Roman Catholic Churches’ Mass Service is an abomination to God. This is what the Christian Remnant Churches have said for close to 2000 years. Let me say it again: We do not believe in the MASS at all, but abhor it, whether it be sung in Latin or in English, and secondly, because we find Scriptural warrant for the birth of Israel’s Savior in the Fall of the year and absolutely no warrant whatever for observing December 25 as the birthday of our Savior!
And have you ever wondered why the Vatican celebrates the Mass of Christ at midnight? The answer is: “…Many of the world’s crucified godmen have their traditional birthdays on December 25th. This date is set because the ancients recognized that the sun makes an annual descent southward until after midnight of December 21st, the winter solstice, when it stops moving southerly for three days and was “born again” after midnight of December 24th. Thus, these many different cultures celebrated with great joy the “sun of God’s” birthday on December 25th.” The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold; D. M. Murdock
Few Christians know of the churches in the Valley of the Piemont. Their writings state that they were begun in the days “of the Apostles.” They claim to be the “true seed of Abraham” for “they are the true successors and the legitimate Children of Abraham, for as much as they have the Faith of Abraham….” In one of their ancient Confessions of Faith the Waldenses in the year 1120 AD, that is to say, nearly 400 years before the time of either Calvin or Luther say that they believed:
“Article 10: Item, we have always accounted as an unspeakable abomination before God, all those Inventions of men, namely, the Feasts and Vigils of Saints, the Water which they call holy, As likewise to abstain from Flesh upon certain Days, and the like; but especially their Masses” The Churches of the Valley of the Piemont; Pages 29, 30 and 34.
Two giants named Gog and Magog are the “patron saints” or “protectors” of the City of London. Every year, on the second Saturday in November, they are paraded through the streets of the City. The City of London is about a square mile area of central London where the Bank of England and the financial district are located. It is very similar to Vatican City, which is a separate jurisdiction within the city of Rome.
The Man of Sin has two legs. One is firmly planted in Vatican City and the other is firmly planted in the City of London. Gog and Magog are two GIANTS whose feet are firmly planted in Vatican City and the City of London. Gog and Magog are guarding all the gold in the Bank of England stolen from South Africa and Fort Knox.
Gog and Magog, the two Satanic giants represent Constantinus and Constantine. When the Romans invaded Britannia in 43 AD, they found that the Druids were their most implacable enemy. The Druids and Romans hated each other with a passion, but like King Herod and Pontius Pilate, they became fast friends in order to destroy Christianity. Constantinus was a Roman tribune and Constantine was his son by a Druidess Princess Helena.
Emperor Constantine was a British giant who conquered the entire Roman Empire, beginning from his native land. He was the founder of the Latin Church and the city of Constantinople. Constantine’s father, Constantinus, was the husband of Helena, only daughter of King Coel. When King Coel died, Constantinus became the lawful king of Britannia as well as Caesar. Constantine inherited the title of king from his father, and thus he was the Roman Emperor and king of Britannia.
Gog and Magog were first introduced into England during the reign of King Henry V. King Henry was completely under the control of the Latin Druid hierarchy, and often tried to get Christians to recant and return to Rome in order to save themselves from a fiery death.
English Christians were called “Lollards” by the members of the Latin Church, and there were thousands of these peaceful patriotic Christians found throughout England and Wales. King Henry had a close friend and gallant knight named Sir John Oldcastle. Sir John’s “crime” was distributing the Scriptures in the English language, and exposing the corrupt lives of the Druid monks, who owned over 1/3 of the land in the kingdom.
During the reign of King Henry V, Druid Canon Law supplanted English law. Christians who differed from Rome, and accepted the Scriptures alone, were accused of treason and burned alive or hanged, drawn and quartered. Such was the fate of faithful patriotic knight Sir John Oldcastle. His death is testified to in Foxes’ Book of Martyrs.
|Statue of Constantine in York, England||Statue of Constantine in Rome|
In 1428, John Wycliffe had his bones dug up and burned. His “crime” was translating the Scriptures from the Latin Vulgate into English. His ashes were thrown into the nearby river Swift, which flows into the Avon.
In the article on Wikipedia, it says: “Despite their generally negative depiction in the Bible, Lord Mayors of the City of London carry images of Gog and Magog (depicted as giants) in a traditional procession in the Lord Mayor’s Show. According to the tradition, the giants Gog and Magog are guardians of the City of London, and images of them have been carried in the Lord Mayor’s Show since the days of King Henry V.
The Lord Mayor’s account of Gog and Magog says that the Roman Emperor Diocletian had thirty-three wicked daughters. He found thirty-three husbands for them to curb their wicked ways; they chafed at this, and under the leadership of the eldest sister, Alba, they murdered their husbands. For this crime they were set adrift at sea; they washed ashore on a windswept island, which they named ‘Albion’ – after Alba. Here they coupled with demons and gave birth to a race of giants, whose descendants included Gog and Magog.”
And where is Albion? According to Wikipedia it is the “oldest known name of the island of Great Britain.”
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.