Prince of Tyre will come to ruin
They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
In the Bible the Hebrew word Tyre is translated as rock just as the Greek word Petros is also translated as rock. Both these words if checked correctly do not mean rock but mean stone like the Aramaic word 'Cephas'. The Hebrew word that is used for rock and which symbolizes the Lord is the word 'tsuwr' (pronounced tsoor). Similarly the Greek word for rock is Petra. In Hebrew even the word 'cela' used for cliff is also translated as rock.
God is not an object to be called a rock yet we see in Paul's letter to the Corinthians he calls Christ as the rock that followed them. In the Old Testament we do not read of any rock following the Israelites. Muhammad did not read the Bible fully or understand it thus in the Quran came up with a concept of walking / running rock like his flying carpet (of Solomon).
Rock (huge rock) is used symbolically for the Lord / Truth since they are unmoveable and forever (according to the understanding of the people living at that time). Both the Son and the Spirit (Christ - since the word means Spirit on the man Jesus) were symbolized as rock, the Son being the first rock which was allowed to be bruised for water but the second rock (Holy Spirit) when bruised, Moses was punished and not forgiven (this was done for us to understand if we grieve the Holy Spirit we would not be forgiven and would not enter Heaven even if we are saved from Hell).
A stone as we see here is used for Satan not because he is smaller than the Lord. Here too it is used symbolic to its physical characteristics. A stone is small part of the rock and symbolizes little truth; it easily moves around and is not fixed like a huge rock.
Satan is a master liar, he is too smart to not fully lie; he never tells a full lie for he knows he would get exposed therefore tells half or little truths. Simon was nick named Peter / Cephas because he had the habit to speak out even though he had little knowledge or little understanding on a matter.
In Matthew 16:18 Jesus was telling Simon even though you have little understanding yet the Truth you spoke is on which His Church (congregation) will be build. And we see that we all who do not have the full understanding of scriptures even after 2000 years of Jesus yet the Truth that Jesus is Christ, Son of God holds us together in the Lord.
In Ezekiel chapter 28 the Lord exposes the deceiver which even today people have not registered into their understanding. They all think Satan means a single being, they do not realize the word is plural. From Moses to Revelation the Bible talks of 2, the young lion (acts like a lion) and the serpent, the beast and the dragon, the prince of Tyre and the king of Tyre. People also have the misunderstanding that Satan wanted to be like God in Heaven. Satan (plural) was a Cherub, a being thousands of times greater and mightier than an Angel and each are in charge of an army of Angels. Satan the dragon was not man to think of being God. If we read Ezekiel 28 correctly it was the prince of Tyre who wants to be god and not the king. And that too he does not want to be god in Heaven but god among the people (sea).
Lucifer (meaning light bearer) (king of Tyre) let greed fill him by his amassing for himself the precious things of Heaven even when he did not have use of it. When he had much, pride came into him and then came deceit. He led the other Cherub and the Angels under them to go against the plan of God (cause darkness). This is when God made man to deal with them. There were 6 Cherubs, 2 fell and thus 4 are shown in the Bible near the Mercy Seat (Throne of the Son) that is why Revelation talks of on a third fell by the tail of the dragon.
The king of Tyre (the dragon or serpent) was put in Hell in the start to be released at the end and amongst us is the prince of Tyre (the beast or young lion) and the fallen angels (whose powers were taken away during Noah's flood). The beast rules on behalf of the dragon and we see in Revelation 17 it is written one who was there and was not and only those who have wisdom will know.
We are also given the place where this beast rules from (not physically) and that is given as the place where Antipas was martyred, which is Pergamos which is the name of third Church in the line of seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3.
These are the seven churches are the seven stages of the Church. When we go through the history of the Churches we see the first stage of the Church was the Church of the Apostles (Church of Ephesus meaning permitted) (33AD to 300AD), then came the Catholic Church (Church of Smyrna meaning myrrh a poison) (300AD to 1500AD) which was called the dark age of the Church. The Roman Catholic Church we know of today took root after 1500AD when the Catholicism doctrine was fully defined at the Council of Trent (1545AD to 1565AD). Then came the Protestant Church (Church of Thyatira meaning odour of affliction) (1520AD to 1700AD) which later evolved to the existing Believer Church (Church of Sardis meaning red one / symbolising evangelistic Church) (1700AD onwards till date). Still two Churches are to come before the coming of Jesus Christ - Church of Philadelphia meaning brotherly love / the Church when the world sees God's glory and the Church of Laodiceans meaning justice / when justice will come on the people / when Jesus comes to judge.
So we see the place Pergamos from which Satan the beast rules is the RC Church we know. If we study history it was the Catholic Church which gave birth to Islam directly / indirectly and these religions together rule the world as the beast wanted. It was the Catholic Church which persecuted Christians more than any other religion including Jews and Muslims. America was formed due to Christians fleeing the atrocities of the Catholic Church.
The Lord in today's message is telling the beast / prince of Tyre that time has come when He will bring people against it and against it beauty. They will expose it by the sword (Word). They will bring it to ruin as written in Revelation 17 & 18. The cause of its ruin will be the image (Mother Mary who apparently has nothing to do with the mother of Jesus) which it has caused people to worship like the image caused King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to be bought to ruin. Sadly the repentance of this church too will be too late like the repentance of King Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon who later died in the wilderness eating grass.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, the maximum numbers of anointed one were murdered by the church which came by your name. All of these souls of martyrs cry for justice. Lord we know the Day is at hand when You will deal with this Babylon. Lord, we pray these warnings cause your people who are still under the deceit of this lady be set free and come to You and be saved from being party to her punishment...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God [the other Cherub]: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Revelation 2 & 3
Revelation 2:13 - I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Revelation 17 & 18
Revelation 18:4 - And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
Revelation 12:4 - And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
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