Tuesday, March 18, 2014

UFO's and the Bible, Part 2- Spiritual in Nature

   For  thousands of years, people have seen unexplainable lights in the sky and with increasing commonality have reported encounters with strange beings. But yet the Bible doesn’t even imply that life exists anywhere outside of the earth; in fact it strongly  suggest that not only  was everything  living  that was created  located in one planet, but that the Creator of all life intends to rule and reign here with his creation bowing before him.  I postulated in the first post on this topic that the science fiction culture that we live in has pre-programmed us to think that these phenomena are physical in nature and have an origin outside of the Earth.  I submit to you that neither is true, according to the Bible and that these phenomena are spiritual in nature.   To bolster this assertion, we will look carefully at   some unusual occurrences recorded in the word of God.
  In 2 Samuel 5, David is getting ready to go to battle, and in verse 22 to 24, we read the following; And the Philistines came up yet again , and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.  And when David enquired of the LORD, he said , Thou shalt not go up ; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.  And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.  And David did so , as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.   The Bible doesn’t seem to indicate that David saw anything, but rather that he heard it, and the thing that he heard was the Lord going before him into battle. This wasn’t ET trying to phone home, it was a manifestation of God on his behalf.  Since God is a spirit, this is a spiritual manifestation, but it is interesting to note that, since this manifestation made noise and moved tree branches, the spiritual can affect the physical world and be detected by the senses.  Just because it’s spiritual doesn’t mean it isn’t solid. Therefore, the idea UFOs have been tracked on radar doesn’t limit them to being intergalactic  craft.  They could still be spiritual and still have enough substance to manifest a radar signature, or be photographed.
  In Ezekiel  10:9-22 we read “And when I looked , behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.  And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. When they went , they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went , but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went .  And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.  As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.  And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.  And the cherubims were lifted up . This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.  And when the cherubims went , the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.  When they stood , these stood ; and when they were lifted up , these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.  Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.  And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out , the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.  This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.  Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.  And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.” Now a lot of people have spent a lot of time trying to explain or describe what Ezekiel saw.  Suffice to say, for the purposes of our discussion that this was a heavenly manifestation, not little green men in a metal craft come to mutilate some cattle or make circles in a wheat field.

 For our last example we turn to Zechariah 5, where the Bible says “ Then I turned , and lifted up mine eyes, and looked , and behold a flying roll.  And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered , I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.  Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.  I will bring it forth , saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.”  This thing that   Zecharaiah saw wasn’t Mork from Oork, it was a curse that went over the whole earth. Interestingly the ‘roll’ shape or ‘cigar’ shape is the most common shape described in modern UFO folklore. These curses might be more common than we have been led to believe.  This curse caused  things to rot or decay  wherever it goes.  Once again you have a spiritual   manifestation that  causes a physical response.  But the chapter doesn’t stop there.
  Then the angel that talked with me went forth , and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth .  And I said , What is it? And he said , This is an ephah that goeth forth . He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.  And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.  And he said , This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.  Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked , and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.  Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?  And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established , and set there upon her own base.”  Since there are no female angels in the Bible, and angels in the Bible don’t have wings, whatever these are, they aren’t angels. They appear to be some sort of foul spirit (AKA Attack of the Stork Women) that take a graven image and carry it towards the eventual seat of the antichrist. 
  We have established so far that life is limited to this planet, according to the Bible, and also according to the Bible, spiritual entities or beings can manifest themselves and affect the physical world.  Next post we will take a closer look as to who the potential powers might be behind these manifestations.
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