Ishtar Lives Here?
Supernatural Signatures And Spiritual Freudian Slips
or many years, I’ve sought to pay attention to the concept articulated by Christ, which addresses how our true nature will ultimately be exposed through that which comes out of our hearts, minds, and souls:
“For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad” (Mark 4:22).
Although we usually perceive such statements in the context of judgment day, wherein all that we have done is made known before the great court of the LORD, Christ is actually telling us that our very nature – in the Spiritual realm – will find a way to be externalized, even if we seek to suppress it. Thus, He is describing existence in a more utilitarian fashion, in that our outer shell – that which we might call the vessel born of water – will ultimately identify what Spiritual substance is within.
I was recently reminded of this concept when I turned on one of the major Christian TV networks, and the broadcaster ran a seasonal promotion for their station with onscreen text which read “Easter Lives Here.”
As I am aware the proper name Easter is actually a derivation of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, I thought it intriguing that a Christian television network was acknowledging, albeit inadvertently, that the Spirit of Babylon resides there. This is hardly an isolated incident, for I’ve seen these Spiritual Signatures many times before and, invariably, they are associated with the Spirit of the age subtly indicating their dominion over conquered territory.
In the case of Ishtar (Eostre, Ashtaroth, Astarte, etc), history conclusively records that Easter was her heathen holy day long before the primary Passover in which the LORD laid down His life – but because it’s far easier to emotionally and intellectually diminish the facts than it is to allow them to impact your Spiritual worldview, most just shrug off this crucial truth. Thus, when most people who profess Christ learn that the murderous Herod observed Easter (Acts 12:4), while the Apostle Peter stayed with the Passover, they can retain their existing perspective by dismissing these facts as a call to some form of legalism.
The truth is, there is nothing “legalistic” in recognizing the way the Spirits move in this physical realm – to say nothing of the way in which men and women respond.
We saw another interesting example a while back when an important Christian products distributor renamed their catalog firm Behemoth. Most Biblically literate believers know the two beasts, Leviathan andBehemoth are seen in the Old Testament, with the former emblematic of the 7 headed monster in the sea, and the latter the powerful beast on dry land. This easily evokes the imagery of Revelation’s two beasts, the Antichrist monster in the sea, with the False Prophet as the beast who comes up out of the earth – thus Spiritually linking the mainstream “Christian” symbolism of Behemoth to the False Prophet.
“And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb [he looked like a Christian], and he spake as a dragon” (Revelation 13:11).
Another false prophet, Rapture Cultist Chuck Missler, was recently analyzed and found wanting on these pages; but we found it interesting his corporate media mouth is a firm named Lyonshead Media – another rather esoteric link to Revelation’s picturesque allegory – with this example pointing towards imagery which speaks of lion’s heads as portals for a power that is clearly demonic:
“And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone” (Revelation 9:17).
Since this dreamlike description is now linked to the actual organization structured to disseminate the false prophetic words which equivocate to the metaphoric “fire, and smoke, and brimstone” coming out of the mouth of Lyonshead Media, it’s difficult not to see this as another example of the same premise.
In times past I’ve noted how this involuntary process occurs widely in nature, so it is not a stretch to suggest the same thing is prevalent in the realm of the supernatural. For instance, in the relatively rare instances when I have a visitor to my remote mountain cabin, I have a dog who will invariably mark the invited visitor’s car tires by lifting his leg – and it is not something he’s been trained to do, it is part of his instinct to mark his turf.
I’ve seen the same thing in the wild, as the beasts of the earth that inhabit the wilderness forest which surrounds me, will seek to establish their perimeter or domain, as a way to warn anyone (or anything) who will potentially encroach on the territory they claim. Some who are versed in Spiritual matters have seen a parallel phenomenon in the activity of territorial Spirits, or geographic locales where such entities are observed. Most missionaries in foreign lands who have encountered demonic oppression (or even possession), will tell you there is always a physical object (such as a Ouija board, Tarot cards, a voodoo doll, etc) associated with the evil presence. These serve as doorways into the abode of the dark powers:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).
Actually, the Scriptures identified this phenomenon of territorial spirits back in the book of Daniel, where an angelic messenger was dispatched from the throne to the prophet, but he was confronted by a being known as the Prince of Persia:
“And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved.…for unto thee am I now sent. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days….And when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come” (Daniel 10:12, 13, 20).
These powers have been recognized in the occult for a very long time, and many are aware of the Spiritual significance which is periodically manifested in pop culture. For instance, few were surprised when the Rolling Stones rock band, known for their hit song Sympathy for the Devil, released an album entitled Goat’s Head Soup (complete with cover art depicting a boiling cauldron). More subtle were Led Zeppelin’s lyrics of how “the piper’s calling you to join him” in the now classic Stairway To Heaven. Indeed, years ago the odd practice of “backward masking,” wherein hidden messages were detected in pop music when played in reverse, lead this writer to produce a video documentary examining involuntary triple six subliminal imbeds in feature films (entitled Secret Sixes: Subliminal Imbeds In The Movies).
Since many “Christians” were unable to discern the obvious truth of Satanic Spirits in secular media, they were even more skeptical when they were told the hexagram, which is emblematic of Israel and the Jewish people, consists of three sixes (the six pointed star itself, the six sides of the hexagon in the middle, and the six triangles on the outer edge). It is readily apparent the so called body of Christ, claiming the symbol is the non-existent “Star of David,” has adopted the symbol on a wholesale basis – and they widely utilize the pejorative slam that anyone who points out there is no Scripture associating the symbol with David, must surely be anti-Semitic.
“But ye have borne the tabernacle of yourMoloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves” (Amos 5:26).
Speaking of names of blasphemy, the LORD plainly tells us His wrath is rising because the believers have historically allowed the encroachment of “Jezebel” into the body of Christ – with the proper name just another symbolic name associated with the original Baal following feminine deity Ishtar/Easter:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel [Isha-Baal, or woman of Baal], which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit fornication…” (Revelation 2:20).
It should be self evident the coitus the Scriptures are characterizing is Spiritual, and all who have simply dismissed the data concerning the origin of Easter, and called it “Christian,” will be held accountable. Unfortunately, although many believers recognize the Spiritual Signatures associated with colorfully painted Eggs, and the “Easter Bunny” as symbols of Ishtar in her fertility goddess cycle, they continue to cling to the holy day itself, despite the facts. Thus, whenever we encounter the increasingly obvious Spiritual Signatures which demonstrate the inner identity of those “believers” who consistently speak as a dragon, we run right back to the cross of Jesus Christ, and His redemptive power for shelter from the present Spiritual storm.
----- James Lloyd
Many Christians errantly believe the ancient symbol of Israel, the six pointed star, is the so called Star of David, when there is not one verse even suggesting it. There is extensive anecdotal data connecting the star to the Lord’s rebuke in Amos, as well as historical documentation linking it to Solomon, as he turned away from the LORD in his dotage. As stated in the present work, the embrace of the demonic symbol opens the door to the devils. Further, the star has been conclusively connected to the ancient deity Chiun (see Amos 5:26), known as Kevan by the Persians, Kronos by the Greeks, and Saturn by the Romans. For more, see the James Lloyd book SATURN: THE SHIELD OF SOLOMON.