Charlie Charlie – Hollywood is Clueless.

Charlie CharlieCommentary & Analysis by L. A. Marzulli

Charlie Charlie Fever: 5 Other Demons You & Your Friends Can Summon

http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/05/28/charlie-charlie-demon-summon-game-5-more-demons/

Boo! Charlie Charlie may be the newest spirit on the block, but before he started to freak people out, there was a whole bunch of ghouls and ghosts being summoned. If Charlie Charlie isn’t answering your calls, grab your Ouija board and get spooky. HollywoodLife.com has 5 more creatures you can conjure up!

 (Caution Tabloid)

This article shows how clueless Hollywood can be, as it actually lists 5 demons that people can conjure using either a Ouija board or through the latest craze, The Charlie Charlie Challenge.  As you can read from the first line of the article, the author makes light of summoning the demonic and tells his readers to get spooky.  In my opinion this is a classic case of the blind leading the blind.  I wonder what would happen if a demonic entity manifested in his room?  What would he do?

I have been in the presence of the demonic manifesting enough times to know that it can be very uncomfortable.  I’m not an expert and don’t seek-out doing deliverances, but if they present themselves to me, if someone seeks out my help at a conference, or through an email, I will, after pray, engage.

I remember one time when I was rebuking a demon possessed woman, as the demon came out, it screamed, I’ll kill your children!  I immediately rebuked it and told it in no uncertain terms, no you won’t.  Then there’s the incident that happened with Chief Joseph Riverwind, by a lake in Minnesota.  We had just finished eating a nice dinner and were sitting on a bench, that overlooked a peaceful lake that was directly across the street.  We were talking about the things that The Lord was doing in our lives.  Suddenly Chief froze and said, did you hear that?  I replied that I hadn’t heard anything as my hearing i isn’t what it used to be.

Chief Joseph told me that this teenager spoke to us in a hoarse voice and stated: L. A. we know who you are.

Remember, no one knows that we are here on a research mission.  Yet, the demons in the teenage boy called me out by name.  We got up and immediately began to pray and the moment we mentioned Jesus, out loud the young man covered his ears and ran away.  Later when he returned we confronted him again and this time he tried to cast out the Holy Spirit from us.  He also spoke in what is called a twilight language, a demonic tongue.

The supernatural realm is real and the demons who dwell there have one mission, to rob, kill and destroy anyone they can.  As I warned a few days ago, there are innocent teenagers who will dabble in this and their lives may be ruined.  Think of the two  girls who wanted to live with Slenderman.  They tried to kill one of their classmates as an offering and face murder charges for their efforts.  http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/slender-man-stabbing

In closing today post.  The five demons that are listed in the article are not to be trifled with.  Conjuring, or using Ouija boards or the Charlie Charlie method are as old as the Bible, or as I call it, The Guide book to the Supernatural.  We are admonished not to engage these entities as they have one purpose and it is to deceive and eventually destroy those who summon them.  As  believers in Yeshua/Jesus we have power over the demonic realm, in His name.  We are strong in the Lord and the power of His might.  We put on the armor of the living God and do battle when we are faced with the demonic.  As I said in my earlier post.  Teach your children and your grandchildren what this new game really is and warn them if they are faced with the Charlie Charlie challenge to: rebuke first and ask questions later.  Run to the nearest exit and leave the house!  Let’s warn our kids of what is really going on, if we don’t some knucklehead who doesn’t have a clue about the supernatural world will be telling our kids it’s OK to summon demons and in fact here are five more you can conjure up. Last days anyone?  The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.  1 Timothy 4:1

 Mounds 3!  www.nephilimmounds3.com

 

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L. A. Marzulli’s Speaking Schedule 2015

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January 16 & 17 – Prophecy Conference California – with Chuck Missler & Bob Cornuke! Details soon! Church of the Rock – Riverside California! http://www.rockchurchsr.org/CONFERENCE.html
March 12-15: Lion Heart Ministries in Knoxville Tennessee.  http://www.lionheartministries.org/calendar_conf_NephilimAgenda.php
March 15th: LA Marzulli will minister at Lakewind Church’s Sunday morning service (the conference venue – see above link).
March 18th: Calvary Chapel East Albuquerque
March 20: Farmington – Dine’s Baptist Church 3396 Hwy 62 – Waterflow NM
April 16 – 19:  Northeast Prophecy Summit – http://www.northeastprophecysummit.org/
 April 21! UPARS – Studio City – Los Angeles – Studio City at 12355 Moorpark Ave., 91604. http://www.meetup.com/UPARS-Los-Angeles/
April 24-26: Memphis Tennessee – http://www.watchersconference.com
April 28h: Nashville! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invasion-featuring-guest-authorlecturer-la-marzulli-tickets-15929991032
May 1-3 : Calvary Chapel Kennebec Valley located in Fairfield Maine!  www.cckennebecvalley.org

May 31! Southern California –  Seating is limited.   “For His Name Sake” 21151 S. Western Ave.Torrance, CA 90501 Sun at 11:00 Conference rm #210

 July 11th – CERO – UFO Meeting w/ Richard Shaw.  This is in Los Angeles and we will be discussing our WATCHERS Series!

July 24 – 25 – Church of His Presence – Daphne Alabama – http://churchofhispresence.org/

August 28 – 30 – Agape Christian Center – Belton Texas http://agape-tx.org/nephilim/

September 12: Nephilm Mounds III – Russ Dizdar, Gary Stearman, Chief Joseph Riverwind – Fritz Zimmerman & L. A. Marzulli!   http://www.nephilimmounds3.com

Just Added!  October 23-26 – Atlanta – W/ Pastor Caspar McCloud! www.freedomslightchurchofgod.org 

Just Added !  November 6 -8: Fairton Christian Center – Southern New Jersey!  fairton.org

To book L. A. Marzulli please email him at la@lamarzulli.net 

L. A. Marzulli shares the platform with a variety of speakers with many different world views. Marzulli does not endorse anyones world view unless specifically noted

The Charlie Charlie Challenge — Contacting the Demonic

Charlie CharlieCommentary & Analysis

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L. A. Marzulli

Note: Thanks to the folks who made me aware of this story! I would not look at the videos on the link!  Just read the text but do not play the video as they are recordings of the actual occult activity.  L. A. 

Have you heard of the Charlie Charlie Challenge? It’s the latest social media craze to go viral.

The challenge is a cross between “Bloody Mary” and Ouija, and participants try to summon a demon named Charlie.

http://fox59.com/2015/05/26/teens-try-to-summon-demon-in-new-social-media-craze-charlie-charlie-challenge/

 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

1 Timothy 4: 1

The prophecy above was written thousands of years ago and has been collecting dust in our Bibles, i.e. The Guidebook to the Supernatural, for almost two millennia.  Now, in 2015 the latest Internet craze is the Charlie Charlie Challenge.  Those foolish enough to engage in this are getting a lot more than they bargained for, as this is yet another way to open the doorway to the demonic.  The problems is that the kids have no idea of what  they are getting into.

Last year at Christmas time the number one item being sold in the stores were Ouija boards.  http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christmas/gifts/ouija-boards-are-the-musthave-gift-this-christmas-fuelled-by-a-schlock-horror-film-9885749.html

The manufacturers even made pink boards for the girls.  When I was in my early twenties I engaged in the Ouija board with two friends.  We were sitting in a room and our hands were on the planchette.  To the left of me was a white wall.  The room suddenly grew very cold and a black hole appeared in the wall, just as the planchette spelled out the name Ashtaroth.  At the time none of us had ever heard of that name.  We threw the board to the floor and ran out of the room terrified.  This was a decade before I became a Christian.  I have learned since who Ashtaroth was/is.

http://www.icr.org/books/defenders/1288

In the 1960’s the western world had the greatest influx of Occult literature and Eastern mysticism in modern times.  Thousands of Hippies—my generation—left their Christian roots and began to seek the so-called wisdom of the Occult, India, and new age gurus.  It comes as no surprise that this latest occult activity has overtaken our young people.

So here’s the warning.  Make sure your kids and grandkids understand that by engaging in this “game” they are using the same techniques occultists have used for thousands of years.  They are opening themselves up to inter-dimensional entities i.e. demons, which I believe are the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim, destroyed in the Flood of Noah. My people perish for lack of knowledge! 

In closing todays post.  The Charlie Charlie Challenge, is yet another way to indoctrinate our youth into the demonic world.  This is serious stuff and can lead to all sorts of demonic activity including possession, oppression, objects moving in the house, and every sort of evil manifesting.  When we held the first Nephilim Mounds conference, the pastor who hosted us, told us of demonic activity all through Newark, Ohio and how he was ill-equipped to deal with it.  The demonic is real and the prophetic warnings should be heeded to the utmost.  Have your kids learn about putting on the armor of God and if they are confronted with this “game” have them rebuke it in the name of Jesus and leave the area.  

What was written will come to pass.  What was foretold will unfold.  L.A. 

CONTACT – To Prepare Us For the Inevitable?

The above trailer is another in a long list of movies that I believe are used to make the public aware of the so-called extraterrestrial presence.  The Visit should be an interesting foray into what I believe will be the ultimate game-changer for all of mankind, the disclosure of ET.

Think about it.  The trailer shows that the UN is involved, and everyone is discussing “the visitor.”  Is it just a movie or is it perhaps an accurate portrayal of what will happen when they do actually show up.

Every month there are hundreds if not thousands of UFO sightings world-wide.  When I speak at churches and ask how many folks have had an encounter, about 25% to 30% of those in attendance raise their hands. Hmmm.

Paul Hellyer, the former Secretary of Defense of the Canadian government states: UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.  He’s not making this up.  He’s coming forward with information that should be listened to and evaluated by every person who can think.

The Visit  shows a lot of different scenes and in one you can get a glimpse of the alien.  It’s being dressed in an orange suit.  Later we see the figure in the orange suit moving in a hallway in some museum or mansion.  Another scene shows  some bodies laying in glass, sarcophagus-like enclosures.  There are scenes showing the fear and concern on people’s faces and meanwhile, the UN and other “officials” ask questions like, what do they want. Finally they show a very quick shot of the craft, which has come to rest in a dense forest.

nephilim-trilogyIn closing todays post.  I have come to call the disclosure of the UFO phenomenon, The Coming Great Deception.  I wrote about much of what I think will happen in my best-selling Nephilim trilogy.  As we move forward and we see the rise of lawlessness and the agenda of the Fallen One come into its fullness, like the shoot out with the bikers yesterday in Waco Texas, or the Pope recognizing Palestine on the anniversary of the Israel becoming a nation, or the unrest and wars raging over the Middle East, we must realize that the prophecies of the Bible are true and:

What was written will come to pass.  What was foretold will unfold.  

Note:  Please look at the Speaking Schedule as there have been some new additions!  Hope to see you there.  

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

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L. A. Marzulli

And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places. Yeshua/Jesus

Mathew 24: 6,7

Nepal earthquake: rescue continues as death toll exceeds 2,000 – live updates

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/apr/26/nepal-earthquake-death-toll-exceeds-1500-rolling-report

Russ Dizdar and I spoke on Friday night and also yesterday, at the Watchers Conference in Memphis.  I want to take a moment to thank Janis and Vince Loeffler for hosting the conference as well as everyone else who made it possible!  I will speak again Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.  I head to Nashville directly afterward and will speak there tomorrow.  We’re on the Trail!

The words above are prophetic.  They point to the signs, at the end of days, which will lead up to the tribulation period—the seven years where the earth will be under the thumb of the Son of Perdition, or the Antichrist. At the end of those days The Rider on the White Horse, Yeshua/Jesus, along with the armies of heaven—who will be on flying white horses too—will return to earth and he will destroy the Antichrist and the False Prophet with the sword coming from His mouth.  This scenario is SCI-FI at it’s best, except it’s a future reality!

Most of the modern church never talks about The Rider on the White Horse, or prophecy, yet the Bible—The guidebook to the Supernatural—is filled with prophetic imagery calling out, with great specificity, what will happen in the last days.

The headline above—with link to the article—is remarkable because it jibes with the prophecies of Yeshua/Jesus, who told us: There would be earthquakes in diverse places.

Go back two hundred years and we wouldn’t have known about the Nepal earthquake or how many people perished in it.  Now, in modernity, the news of the temblor is flashed on our I-phones and all media at the speed of live.

In my opinion, we are living in the days that will lead up to the return of the King.  We are seeing all the sings that we were told would herald the end of days.  Think about it.  There are wars and rumors of wars as nation—or different ethnicities—are against each other.  We have famines and pestilence, volcanic activity, fish and animal die-offs, record drought, record rainfall, food prices are rising, and we hear rumors about the collapse of the petro-dollar or a global currency re-set.  Greece is experiencing this now as savings accounts are being raided by the government, just like what happened in Cyprus, several years ago.

obamamessiahThe world is looking for a savior.  Obama appeared as the savior to many people, who voted for him, and these disillusioned folks believed he would change the world.  He changed it all right, and unemployment is through the roof, as well as racial tensions, food prices, thousands of executive orders, Obamacare, higher taxes, an 18 Trillion dollar debt, and now the specter of Jade Helm.  (More about this tomorrow)

In closing todays Bun:  I believe we are in the last of the last days.  We are nearing a tipping point and at some point in time an event will happen which will set up the last 7 years.  Middle East war?  Dirty nuke?  Live nuke? EMP on American soil?  It’s coming down and the church, for the most part, remains irrelevant and asleep.  The King is returning soon.  We should be on fire proclaiming this every chance we get;  The Rider on the White Horse with the armies of heaven coming to rid the earth of the evil system that has enslaved mankind….Maranatha!

 

 

 

 

You Heard it Hear First!

the implantCommentary & Analysis

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L. A. Marzulli

Researchers believe a biological revolution enabling humans to experience everlasting youthfulness is coming

 

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/researchers-believe-a-biological-revolution-enabling-humans-to-experience-everlasting-youthfulness-is-coming/story-fnpjxnqt-1227304902553

I’ve been beating this drum for years now and have stated on this blog and in my books that one of the signs which hails back to the Days of Noah is the elongation of life.  It seems like I’m not the only one working on this idea!

The picture above is from Watchers 8.  It shows the implant taken from “Bill,” who was abducted and implanted at age 5 years, he’s now 46.  I have stated in my books that one of the “gifts” ET might give us is an elongated life-span.  Well, here it is, staring at us in 2015.

As in the days of Noah so it will be at the coming of the son of man…. Yashua/Jesus

Man looks at death and is reviled by what he sees.  Death’s finality extinguishes all hope…. unless we know Him who conquered death, when he rose from the dead three days after He was crucified, some 2000 years ago.  (See www.Shroud.com)

We are promised eternal life when we come to Yashua/Jesus.  When we ask Him to remove our sins—all the nasty stuff we humans do—and believe on Him who was sent to redeem the world, we have eternal life.  Not some crazy modern-day-Brahm Stoker-Dracula nonsense, but real, eternal life.

The transhumanists, are working over time to extend life.  Their goal is immortality and Russ Dizdar and Doug Hamp, will more than likely touch on this at the prophecy conference this weekend!

http://www.northeastprophecysummit.org/

When ET shows up, in one-mile wide craft, I would posit they will bear gifts.  The first will be the energy source that makes the craft “anti-gravity” and the second will be couched as a DNA upgrade to extend our life, disease free, for hundreds of years—just like the days of Noah!

When I first presented this my business partner and director of the Watchers Series, Richard Shaw, had a hard time wrapping his head around the concept. Last night he called me all excited about this story!  He thought he was breaking the story to me and when I told him I was blogging about it we both laughed.

In closing todays post.  The implant that we removed from a man who was abducted might change the hosts DNA.  At least that is what I hold to, at the moment.  The Intruders have placed a great amount of time, effort and energy in this program—the implanting of humans with these metallic objects.  They have an agenda and I believe it ties in with the Mark of the Beast, we read about in the book of Revelation.

I’ll be discussing this at length at the conference and I’ll be pointing to this recent post to help validate my theory.

Hope to see you there or perhaps at the Watchers Conference next week!

http://www.watchersconference.com

He Has Risen!

AD HE IS RISEN

Thanks to everyone who participated in this tribute to the Future King—soon to return.  The solo’s are incredible and so is the choir. 

12 years ago this Resurection Sunday, in 2003, the Malibu Vineyard Fellowship staged L.A. Marzulli’s incredible opus, He Is Risen, produced and directed by D. David Morin with amazing sets, lighting, and costumes by Joel Daavid.  We used lots of Renaissance art and poigant clips. It ran twice on that Sunday. with an amazing cast and choir, the show was taped twice and cut together to make this video…before the days of HD TV. enjoy. He Has Risen indeed. D. D. Morin

The Crucifixion….

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From The Cosmic Chess Match

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L. A. Marzulli

The Crucifixion – the Fallen One’s Miscalculation

We see all throughout the Guidebook to the Supernatural, i.e. the Bible, that prophecy is being given to mankind; some prophecy is brought by angelic messengers, others by prophets who are told what to write down, and still others – what I would consider of utmost importance – is given by Jesus, Himself.

It is astounding to realize that prophecy is the calling out, a priori, of events ahead of time. We are told in the Book of Isaiah that the Most High God, El Elyon, alone is able to call out the end before the beginning.  In other words, He is setting a standard to which only He can adhere.  No one else can make this claim!

As we shall see in later chapters, there are impostors throughout history who attempt to prophesy, yet their predictions are wrong. (In Part Two of this book I will discuss some of these false prophets and the dangers that they pose, and how they may figure into and assist the Fallen One’s ultimate end game.)

As we have shown in prior chapters the Fallen One is seeking to destroy Jesus: the Messiah and the Anointed One.  He begins this assault shortly after the birth of Jesus when Herod sends his soldiers to kill all of the children two years old and under.

We see his attempt later when Jesus is tempted while he is in a weakened state because of fasting.  Jesus is then offered all of the kingdoms of the world and yet He refuses.

We see another attempt on Jesus’ life, in the storm that almost sinks the boat as it crossed the Sea of Galilee.

I believe that when Jesus went to raise Lazarus from the dead that there were Jews who were trying to kill Him.  He was a marked man and the Fallen One sought to rob, kill, and destroy Him.

I have established that the Fallen One is trying to kill Jesus.  That has been firmly outlined in the pages of this book.  He is aware that Messiah has come to liberate mankind, as is evidenced by the sick who are being healed, and the demon possessed who are being set free.

Jesus has come to literally set the captives free; and He even proclaims this in a synagogue when He is given the scroll of Isaiah, and He reads:

 

(Isaiah 61:2 and Luke 4:18)  “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel – the good news – to [the] poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

In short, as Jesus recites this scripture He is challenging the rulership of the Fallen One as He is proclaiming that He is here to destroy his kingdom.  He is making it very clear what His mission is while on earth, to destroy the kingdom of the Devil and place it back into the hands of its rightful owner, man.

This is both a micro and macro declaration.  Micro, in that Jesus is healing people, one on one, on a personal level.  Lepers are healed, the dead are raised, and the sick recover, and on and on it goes.  It is the supreme act of mercy and love, bestowed by a benevolent God/man on those who were fortunate enough to be living during His time on earth.  Can a skeptic argue with that?

On a macro level His mission is to provide a way to redeem all of mankind, everyone who will come in the years after his death and resurrection.  He will literally reclaim through His death on the cross the title deed to the earth that the Fallen One usurped when Adam fell to temptation in the garden.  What is interesting about this chapter is when Jesus visits another synagogue a demon cries out:

(Luke 4:33)  Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are–the Holy One of God!”

It would appear from this that the Fallen One has his spies everywhere because one was sitting in a synagogue on the Sabbath day; however, they  come undone when in the presence of Messiah. (I wonder how many of these “spies” sit in the pews on Sunday morning.)

So we see that Messiah is going about His mission of destroying the kingdom of the Fallen One, i.e. destroying the works of the Devil.

The Fallen One is alarmed at what is transpiring and is trying to stop it by the frequent and persistent attempts on Jesus’ life.  He knows something is up, but here’s the rub: he’s not sure what it is.

Again I will bring to your attention that the Fallen One is not all knowing.  While he can read the prophecies of the coming of the Messiah, he does not fully understand the game plan of the Most High God. In fact, as we shall see in a few moments, his lust to kill Jesus actually plays into the divine plan to set the captives free – every man woman and child bound under the system of the Fallen One – and to reclaim the title deed to the earth!

Jesus informs His disciples that He is going to Jerusalem to die.  He mentions this several times.  In fact, when He is transfigured on Mount Hermon, He is discussing this with Moses and Elijah.  The disciples who are with Him don’t understand.  They don’t get the plan!

Here’s some speculation on my part.  I believe that the Fallen One and his minions are not able to read minds.  In other words, they can’t tell what we human beings are thinking.  They can, however, put thoughts into our minds.  They can suggest ideas, schemes or plans and I believe that they listen to what we say and from that get a good idea of what we are thinking.

I also believe that there were a group of fallen angles and demons specifically assigned to Jesus to monitor everything He did, everywhere He went, and everything He said. I also believe that at the same time the enemy had his troops in position, Jesus was surrounded by good angels, sort of an angelic team of bodyguards.

I think we get a glimpse of this in Gethsemane when Jesus is comforted by an angel as he sweats great drops of blood, and He informs those who have come to arrest Him that He is able to call a legion of angels and stop all of this if He so desires. (No man takes His life, but He lays it down willingly.)

That being said, is it possible that Jesus is talking of His death in a way that is baiting the Fallen One?  It would be like creating disinformation in today’s world of espionage.  Remember there is a heavenly war that is being waged and it is going full force while Jesus is on the earth.

The Fallen One has also infiltrated the ranks of Jesus inner most circle.  This again is a deliberate, strategic move because now he has a man on the inside that he can control.  Of course I’m speaking of Judas Iscariot, the one who would betray Him. It is no accident that Judas is in place.  It is part of the Fallen One’s plan to stop whatever Jesus’ mission is.  Remember, the Fallen One is not sure of what the mission is.  He is losing his kingdom of death and destruction to Jesus, because wherever Jesus goes He brings about the exact opposite, which is life and wholeness!

The final hours leading up to the death of Jesus on the cross have been commented on for centuries.  I will not do so here because there are books that would most likely fill several library shelves on this subject.  What I would like to do, however, is point out in the narrative the workings of the Fallen One and how his actions, which he believes will bring him victory or checkmate in the cosmic chess match, will in the end prove to be his ultimate un-doing.  We will look at what happens to Judas. Here’s the text:

(Luke 22:3) Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.

This immediately begs the question: how could Satan, the Fallen One, have access to Judas to do this. How did he possess him? When did this relationship begin?

The Fallen One had his man on the inside and it was Judas.  When the right moment came and the Fallen One had his “ducks” lined up, he entered into Judas personally.  I call your attention to the fact that the texts show us that this was of utmost importance to the Fallen One, so much so that he was not going to trust the task to anyone other than himself; so he enters into Judas.

This brings up the subject of demonic or satanic possession.  I believe that Judas had an ongoing relationship with the Fallen One.  He at some point opened himself up fully and willingly to the lies that were whispered in his ear.  Then we see the plan unfold as Satan immediately goes to the chief priests, the religious leaders of the time, the very ones that Jesus calls white-washed tombs and broods of vipers, and betrays Him!

The Fallen One has found his allies and now because he believes the opportunity is presenting itself, he enters into Judas that he may bring about the fruition of his plan to kill Jesus. Jesus has tipped his hand in saying:

(Matthew 26: 2)”You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

The Fallen One may have been acting on these very words.  His spies may have reported back.  However, like the false invasion plans that were given to the Nazis before D-Day, the Fallen One is playing directly into Jesus’ hand.

So Judas is about to betray Jesus and for that he gets 30 pieces of silver.  By the way, this is also one of the many prophecies that occur in a 24- hour period surrounding Jesus’ death.  These prophecies, taken together as a whole, paint a vivid description of what awaits the Messiah at the crucifixion.  If the Fallen One had been able to piece them together, he would never have had Jesus killed! He would have done exactly the opposite.  He would have had His life prolonged and protected at all costs. However, he did not put the pieces together and so remained ignorant of what was to ultimately become his defeat or checkmate!

Next we see that Jesus is arrested in the garden.  This is where we get a hint that He has at His command legions of angels:

(Matthew 26:53) Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?

While in the garden Jesus sweats great drops of blood.  He is in agony because He knows what lies ahead.  He asks if this cup can be taken from Him but then says, nevertheless, thy will be done.  Those words will change the very fabric of the universe in my opinion!

Then Judas enters the garden and with a kiss, betrays the Savior of the world.  At this point the disciples scatter and in the following hours, Jesus will undergo torture, humiliation, and rejection by the Jews and finally, His death.

The Fallen One is ecstatic as he believes that he has won the match. He is about to have Jesus killed and thereby protects his kingdom; at least this is what he believes at this time.

Most of us know the story so I won’t belabor it here.  In short, Jesus is crucified and then as he hangs naked and broken on the cross in the murky darkness that has covered the land of Palestine for three hours,  He utters His final words: It is finished.  At this point He gives up the ghost.  A great earthquake shakes the land, and the tombs of the righteous dead are opened and those who were long since dead are seen walking in the streets of Jerusalem.  The veil in the Temple that is a heavy, woven, thick piece of cloth is torn from top to bottom.  It is the mega-shift in all of history.  It is the singularly most important event since the foundations of the world were laid.  It will have repercussions that will break apart the kingdom of the Fallen One.  It will, in fact, spell his doom.

We are told in an account what happened after Yashua/Jesus “gave up the ghost.”  Here is the text that explains to us what happened next. It is taken from 1Peter 3:18:

18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

19 in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

20 because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. (Emphasis mine)

What we see here is that Jesus went to where the spirits were imprisoned, and He proclaimed to them victory!  We are told in the texts who these spirits were and I will once again call your attention to the Genesis 6 account in the early chapters of this book.  The spirits he preaches to are, in my opinion, the same ones that Jude tells us:

(Jude v.6)And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day.

The bottom line for me is that this is a victory cry; He is pronouncing, checkmate!  What the Fallen One thought would end the mission by crucifying Jesus actually spelled his ultimate defeat.  He didn’t understand what was taking place.  He didn’t realize that Messiah, the Anointed One, would shed His blood once and for all for the remission of all the nasty stuff we human beings do on a daily basis!

The cross was the ultimate defeat, as Jesus who seemed to be out-maneuvered by the Fallen One, in fact, lays down His life willingly and then in His death travels to the place where the fallen angels had been chained and proclaims to them that the game is over and the Most High God has won.  Listen to another verse that amplifies this victory:

(Ephesians 4:8) Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 

9 In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?

Bullinger has a short paper on this, and I would highly recommend reading it as he believes as I do that this was a victory cry, a proclamation that the title deed of the earth, the Luciferic system, the reign of the Fallen One had now officially come to an end.

I have enclosed part of a novella that I had written a number of years ago when I was under contract with Zondervan Publishing house.  While it is a fictional account, it will give us an insight into what may have happened.  In verse 8 above we see that He led a host of captives with Him as He ascended to heaven. Many believe that until that time the souls of men and women were in sort of a holding area.  In other words, because the entire universe had been corrupted by the Fallen One (which is why we are told that all creation groans) there was no way for these spirits to be released. This is part of what the cross and Jesus’ sacrifice was all about, the release of the captives who had been held in this area from the time of the death of Abel, and Adam and Eve, up to the time of the crucifixion itself when Jesus tells one of the thieves who is hanging next to Him: today you will be with me in Paradise! 

What follows three days later is the resurrection.  Jesus rises from the dead and emerges from the tomb.  In His resurrected body He is seen by His disciples and then later by more than 500 different witnesses.

Then He gathers His disciples and goes to the Mount of Olives where He ascends into the heavens.  We are told that an angel then tells the men and women who witness this that He will return in the same way that He left, and when He does His feet will split the Mount of Olives in half!  I believe that this is literal and not hyperbole!

His disciples are told to wait in Jerusalem until they receive the Holy Spirit.  Later, this happens as the power of the spirit of the Most High God descends on those who are gathered in an upper room and the building shakes.  It is paramount to our discussion to realize that this was the first time since the fall in the garden that the Spirit of the living God once again in-dwelt men and women.  This is the experience, being born again, that created the Christian church.  The wall that had separated the Most High God from men had been torn down and allowed the reconnection of our spirit to the Creator of the universe.  Sadly, this experience has been cheapened by some of the so called tele-evangelists who have made more of a carnival side show out of it.  The media has made the phrase born again almost a by word of ridicule.  The fact of the matter is that there is nothing more important in a person’s life than becoming born again.  Without that happening we will remain natural men and women, and will never be able to understand the things of the spirit.

It is important to note that the disciples thought that Jesus’ return would be soon.  They were expecting it, and I believe the Fallen One thought so, too. However, that was almost 2000 years ago and even though checkmate was declared at the cross, the Most High God has not actually claimed the prize yet.  I must admit to you that this has baffled me to the point that I have laid on my bed and stared at the ceiling for hours in contemplation wondering why He tarries or delays.  He has His reasons, but in the meantime the Fallen One continues to create as much havoc here as he possibly can.  He knows that he has lost the match. He knows that he will ultimately lose the place where he now resides, the second heaven, but in his twisted dementia he believes that somehow he can pull victory from the ashes of defeat.

Recap:

The cross is the game changer.  In essence it is checkmate in that the title deed that was usurped back in the garden by the Fallen One has now been taken back.  This was accomplished by the man who was without sin, and offered his life, willingly, as a sacrifice, for all people throughout all time, which is why we are told that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

It is as Jesus proclaimed moments before He died, it is finished. Those words have a deeper connotation than most of us think because it is a proclamation that the cosmic chess match is over and the victor is the Most High God.  However, as we shall see in Part Two of this book, the Fallen One wants to drag as many people with him as possible to an eternity of separation from the Most High God.  He wants a re-match, and although this isn’t formally granted, the Fallen One acts like it has been!  This is why we see a continuation of move and countermove by the players right up to the present day.  In other words, even though the match is over there still is a war that is raging and will continue to rage until the second coming when Jesus will finally take control of the kingdom.

The bottom line is that the Fallen One still believes that he will ascend to the throne and be worshiped as God. We shall see in Part Two, that this is his end game and he will spare no expense to accomplish his goal.