Joseph Herrin (02-20-2012)
Child Sacrifice to Moloch
There is a statement found in the book of II Kings that numerous theologians have struggled to understand. It relates to human sacrifice, and I would begin this post by making some examination of this passage. It is often the mistake of Christians today to consider modern society to have advanced intellectually or morally, having cast off the superstitions and idolatries of the ancient nations one reads about in the Old Testament, but this is not so. Worship of false gods, and participation in abominable practices, are just as prevalent today, even more so, than they were in the days of the ancient peoples of the Old Testament. This Luciferian worship has simply taken on different form.
In the book of II Kings we read that, after the death of Ahab, the king of Moab revolted. Moab had formerly been a vassal state, bringing tribute to Israel, but sensing weakness upon the death of Ahab, they rebelled. Jehoram, the king of Israel, entreated Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, and the king of Edom, to join him in battle against the Moabites. These three kings went together against the king of Moab and his people.
As they proceeded to travel some seven days in full battle array, they went through wilderness places where there was no water. Some began to despair that they would perish, whereupon Jehoshaphat asked if there were a prophet of Yahweh to whom they could inquire. He was told that Elisha was nearby, and the kings went to seek the counsel of Yahweh through the prophet. Elisha stated that Yahweh would have no regard for this kingly assemblage if it were not for the presence of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat alone was ha faithful worshiper of Yahweh; His chief transgression being that he repeatedly erred by making alliances with kings who served other gods. Nevertheless, Yahweh had determined that Moab should be judged due to their idolatrous worship and many abominations, and He declared that He would deliver Moab into the hands of the three kings. Yahweh also provided water for their armies in the wilderness.
The three kings overthrew the entire kingdom of Moab. Having slain her warriors, they also cut down all her trees, and cast large stones into every field at the command of Yahweh. The king of Moab made one last attempt to break through the lines of the three kings, but was rebuffed and returned to take refuge inside a walled city. It is at this point that we read the following.
II Kings 3:26-27
When the king of Moab saw that the battle was too fierce for him, he took with him 700 men who drew swords, to break through to the king of Edom; but they could not. Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land.
The part of this narration that has been difficult for many Bible scholars and students to understand is the phrase “and there came great wrath against Israel.” Following is how one Bible commentary describes this passage.
Some refer it to the king of Edom's son, whom they say he had taken in that skirmish: but rather it seemed to be his own son, whom he offered to his gods to pacify them: which barbarous cruelty moved the Israelites hearts of pity to depart.
(from Geneva Notes)
Some other commentaries suggest that the remaining Moabites, observing their king offering his eldest son as a sacrifice to appease their god, were filled with fierce rage at the three kings attacking them, and their wrath was such that the kings abandoned the attack and returned to their own lands. What both of these explanations avoid is attributing wrath to the deity of the Moabites. Many Christians today, especially those in Western nations, avoid what they decry as “spiritualizing.” They seek to find a natural explanation of events, while avoiding any acknowledgment of the very significant role unseen spiritual forces play in this world.
From ancient times it was understood that the gods (actually fallen angels who rule as principalities, powers, and spiritual forces of wickedness in this world - Ephesians 6:12), could be induced to aid men in their enterprises through means of sacrificing to them. The pagan nations would bring corn, wine, and oil, as well as gold and silver, to entreat their gods to favor them. The prophet Hosea reproved Israel and Judah for following these evil practices by making sacrifices and offerings to false gods.
For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
For those who believe America and western nations are too scientific and advanced in their thinking to practice such things today, I hope to dispel your illusions. Every major building in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, was dedicated with the laying of the cornerstone in a Masonic ritual. In every occurrence, the Freemasons, many of whom were Congressmen, Presidents, and other national leaders, would offer corn, oil, and wine as part of the ceremony.
Small Print (Erected 1974 by the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Indiana)
You can read of the Masonic dedication of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. which President George Washington, a Freemason, participated in, at the following website. (Note that the website is Masonic, and the symbolic meaning of various elements of the ceremony are given definitions intended for the non-initiated. Squaring the rock, the images of oil, wine, and corn, are all given very benevolent meanings, for they are intended to deceive the non-initiates, those not granted access to the esoteric meaning of such displays. Those of the 32nd degree and above have it openly declared to them that Freemasonry is devoted to Lucifer. It is known at the highest levels, where true knowledge of “the deep things of Satan” are made known, that the ceremonies are intended to evoke Lucifer’s blessing upon the endeavor.)
Specific words are recited at each cornerstone laying ceremony. Following is that portion of the ritual relating to the corn, wine and oil. As you read it, keep in mind that the one referred to as Supreme Grand Architect, Supreme Ruler of the World, and Almighty God is Satan.
The Deputy Grand Master receives from the Grand Marshal the vessel containing Corn, and spreads the corn upon the stone, saying:
DEPUTY GRAND MASTER: May the health of the workman employed in this undertaking be preserved to them, and the Supreme Grand Architect bless and prosper their labors.
ALL BRETHREN: So mote it be.
The Grand Senior Warden then receives from the Grand Marshal the vessel containing wine, and pours the wine upon the stone, saying:
GRAND SENIOR WARDEN: May plenty be showered down upon the people of this State, and may the blessing of the bounteous Giver of all things attend their philanthropic undertakings.
ALL BRETHREN: So mote it be.
The Grand Junior Warden then receives the vessel containing Oil and pours the oil upon the stone, saying:
GRAND JUNIOR WARDEN: May the Supreme Ruler of the World preserve the people in peace, and vouchsafe to them the enjoyment of every blessing.
GRAND MASTER: May the Corn of nourishment, the Wine of Refreshment, the Oil of Joy, and all the necessaries of life abound among men throughout the world, and may the blessing of Almighty God be upon this undertaking, and may this structure here to be erected be preserved to the latest ages in order that it may promote the useful purpose for which it is designed
ALL BRETHREN: So mote it be.
The words “So mote it be” may be familiar to some as a phrase used by Satanists, witches, and modern pagans. Following is an excerpt from a website explaining its usage.
Occultist Aleister Crowley used "So mote it be" in some of his writings, and claimed it to be an ancient and magical phrase, but it's possible he borrowed it from the Masons. In Freemasonry, "So mote it be" is the equivalent of "Amen" or "As God wills it to be." Gerald Gardner, the founder of modern Wicca, was also known to have Masonic connections, although there's some question about whether or not he was a Master Mason as he claimed to be. Regardless, it's no surprise that the phrase turns up in contemporary Pagan practice, considering the influence that the Masons had on both Gardner and Crowley.
In modern Wiccan traditions, the phrase often appears as a way of wrapping up a ritual or magical working. It's basically a way of saying, "And so it shall be."
Every major government building in Washington D.C. was dedicated with a Masonic cornerstone laying ceremony. Today, a great many libraries, county courthouses, and elementary, junior high, and high schools, were dedicated by a Masonic cornerstone laying ceremony. There are great numbers of such buildings that were so dedicated in the area in which I live in Georgia. Undoubtedly, this same ceremony has been carried out frequently in your area. All of these buildings are dedicated to Lucifer, deceptively called “the Great Architect of the Universe,” “Supreme World Ruler,” or some similar euphemistic title.
See following examples:
Corn, Wine, and Oil Ceremony
See also the following slide show from “The Initiated Eye” (multiple levels of meaning are in this name, as the all-seeing eye is a symbol of Lucifer) to observe some of the Masonic influence of American architecture. Disregard the explanations, however, for they are those offered for the non-initiated.
You may even be surprised to know that Freemasons are involved in the dedication ceremonies of a great many churches, both in this nation’s early history, and at the present. Following are a few examples.
Baptist (Note Groves were used for worship of pagan deities.)
Although Freemasons at the lower levels are intentionally deceived about the institution they have joined themselves to, and are misled about the deeper esoteric meaning of its rituals, oaths, and doctrines, they are nonetheless carrying forth a Luciferian agenda. There are professing Christians today who are attending churches dedicated to Lucifer. The cornerstone is chosen as a symbol of the spiritual power that the building rests upon even as Yahshua the Messiah is declared to be the cornerstone of the true church. The Masons pour out corn, wine, and oil on the cornerstone as an offering to the deity even as the ancient Israelites offered corn, wine, and oil to the pagan deities of the nations around them.
Yahweh told Israel before He brought them into the land of Canaan to not learn or practice the rites and ways of the people they were to dispel from the land. Yahweh’s chosen people failed in this charge. Tragically, many Christians today are following the same pattern as the idolatrous Israelites. They observe the high holy days originated in ancient Babylonian worship of the Sun, Moon and stars such as Christmas, Easter, and Lent, etc.. Some have even dedicated their houses of worship to Lucifer, invoking his favor and presence with the same phrase uttered by Satanists and practitioners of Wicca, “So mote it be.”
For more information on the Luciferian foundations of America, see the following article:
When great endeavors, or great assistance from the false gods (fallen angels) was required, a much more costly offering than corn, wine, and oil was required. The greatest sacrifice man could offer to the spiritual forces of wickedness that reign with Satan over this fallen world system, was a human victim whose blood and flesh would be offered to the deity. Satan, and those spiritual forces of wickedness in high places that rule with him, come only to kill, steal and destroy. Yahshua testified of Satan that “he was a murderer from the beginning.”
The king of Moab and his people were in great need as the three kings pressed them sorely. An offering of corn, wine and oil was insufficient to move the spiritual forces of wickedness to act on their behalf. A much greater sacrifice was required. A human sacrifice. Nor did the king choose a citizen at random from among his people. He chose the heir to the throne, his eldest son, and slew him as a sacrifice to invoke Chemosh, the demon god of the Moabites, to act on their behalf.
Woe to you, Moab! You have perished, O people of Chemosh!
Chemosh was a god associated with the Semitic mother-goddess Ashtar, whose name he bears... Chemosh, therefore,was in general a deity of the same nature as Baal. On critical occasions a human sacrifice was considered necessary to secure his favor (compare II Kings iii. 27)...
The name of the father of Mesha, Chemosh-melek ("Chemosh is Malik" or "Chemosh is king"; compare Moabite Stone, line 1), indicates the possibility that Chemosh and Malik (or Moloch) were one and the same deity. Judges xi. 24 has been thought by some to be a proof of this, since it speaks of Chemosh as the god of the Ammonites, while Moloch is elsewhere their god (compare I Kings xi. 7, 33). Several critics regard the statement in Judges as a mistake; but such an error was not unnatural, since both Chemosh and Moloch were developed, in different environments, from the same primitive divinity, and possessed many of the same epithets.
There is a war going on among spiritual forces that is unseen to the eye of man. The book of Daniel makes mention of this struggle as the holy angel Gabriel was sent to deliver a message to Daniel. Gabriel was resisted by the spiritual principality known as the Prince of Persia.
Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.”
The “kings of Persia” to whom Gabriel refers are fallen angels who are assigned to specific regions of the earth. Satan has a very orderly kingdom. There are powerful angels who have joined themselves to him in his rebellion. At the same time, Yahweh has assigned holy angels to accomplish His will upon the earth, and to guard and shepherd His people.
But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool"? Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister to those who will inherit salvation?
There is never any admonition for the saints of God to entreat angels directly to do their bidding. The prayers of Christ’s disciples are to be directed to Yahweh, their heavenly Father. It is Yahweh who will determine whether to send forth angels on behalf of His people. Yahweh chooses the time of the deliverance, provision, and revelation that is granted to His sons and daughters.
(There is a false move afoot in the church today where Christians are being urged to pray to, or command, angels. Such is a work of Satan. The assignment of holy angels is a duty appointed only to Yahweh. Fallen men who would usurp this role do err greatly.)
Daniel was in prayer and fasting to Yahweh for three weeks. It was Yahweh who sent Gabriel, and at the proper moment He also sent Michael. Yahweh is moved by the fervent, and effectual prayers of His people. Christ is our pattern man.
In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His godly fear.
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
Yahweh requires only that men seek Him, and humble themselves before Him. We have the promise that if we seek Him with all of our heart, He will hear us. Satan and his ruling angels are not so easily entreated. Satan has no love for mankind. He is a murderer, sowing tragedy, sorrow, and corruption among the sons of Adam. To get him to act, he requires sacrifice, even human sacrifice.
They mingled with the nations and learned their practices, and served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with the blood. Thus they became unclean in their practices, and played the harlot in their deeds. Therefore the anger of Yahweh was kindled against His people and He abhorred His inheritance. Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, and those who hated them ruled over them.
“Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter? You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire.”
“And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart. Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says Yahweh, "when it will no more be called Tophet, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; for they will bury in Tophet until there is no room. The corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth. And no one will frighten them away.”
It is not coincidental that America and China are among the most powerful nations on earth at this hour. Satan is the ruler of this fallen world and he gives wealth and status where he desires. Among the nations of this world, America and China are leaders in sacrificing their children. China has since 1979 implemented its one child policy. It is estimated that from 1979 to 2011 this policy has prevented 400 million births. (Data Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-child_policy) Much of this has been through voluntary, and even forced abortions. Lucifer is the dark spiritual force that has initiated this practice.
In America, an estimated 50 to 60 million babies have been aborted since 1973 when the Supreme Court made Roe v. Wade the law of the land. Despite great protest, and many promises of politicians over the years to bring an end to this murder of children in the womb, no serious threats have arisen to challenge the practice. Satan demands this sacrifice. That nation that would look to Satan to acquire power must continually offer up this evil sacrifice. It is evident with all of the Masonic influence in key places throughout this nation, its architecture, symbols, laws, and constitution, that America was established as a Luciferian nation.
Now in this late hour we are seeing the evil fruit of Satan’s rule come to full maturity. America is a land of abominations. The blood of tens of millions of babies butchered in clinics throughout the land are crying out for justice. The land is filled with hedonistic men and women to whom pleasure and instant gratification has become their chief pursuit. Homosexuality, murder, child molestation, adultery, fornication, violence, theft, and the perversion of children is rampant.
It is with sadness that I recommend the following article to those who want to know the depths of depravity promoted openly by our government and the agencies it supports as it seeks to subvert the nation’s children.
In the previous post I shared about the ArcelorMittal Orbit and its link to the New Babylon. In the New Babylon men, women and children would pursue unfettered fleshly fulfillment. There would be no moral constraint. Even sexual exploitation of children would be permitted. This is the liberty and freedom that Satan holds forth to men. In actuality, what Satan offers is absolute slavery to the bestial nature.
A couple days ago a sister in Christ sent me a slide show of paintings by Robert Duncan. They are exceptional not only for their quality, but for their subject matter. The images are of family life, creative labor, child rearing, and life on the farm. Satan has worked hard to destroy everything that is pure among mankind, and the family has especially been under attack. What a wicked triumph it is for Satan to take men and women who were created in the image of God and induce them to destroy their children. This is the influence of the governments of the world under the influence of Satan. Yet God would redeem mankind, deliver them from their slavery to sin, and bring forth something that is beautiful. I invite you to view the following slide show to consider the contrast between what is presented there and the images with which Planned Parenthood is oppressing and corrupting children.
I have much more to write on this subject of human sacrifice, but I will continue in another post as I have put a lot of links in this writing. If the readers of this post are inclined to read the material at the various links this will already be a lengthy blog posting.
Robert Duncan Painting - Bunch of Carrots
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
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