ecause of the health outreach known as Sound Body (an important part of the Christian Media ministry), I’ve had occasion to learn many things about health which have allowed me interesting glimpses into the Spiritual realm. One of the more interesting facets of our marvelous design is how the body will absorb detrimental compounds as a substitute when the needed minerals are absent. For example, the body requires Calcium, but when our diets are calcium deficient, our cells will accept Fluoride (which is linked to dementia), or even Lead, which is deadly. Thus, our bones, which need Calcium to maintain bone density, will absorb Lead when the Calcium is absent, and this causes major skeletal weakness as we age, triggering Osteoporosis, hip-replacements, and more.
Iodine, which is needed by the thyroid gland, will actually accept Mercury, which is a dreadful poison, just as cells seeking Zinc will instead absorb Cadmium (which is found in modern batteries). Since all of these nasty compounds and heavy metals are increasingly found in our environment (and the food chain), they’re slowly working their way into our bodies – and this aberrant process is very bad news. Even worse, once an inappropriate mineral or metal is absorbed, it blocks the beneficial mineral from being absorbed.
This triggered some contemplative thought concerning a Spiritual Substitute for the presence of the LORD. The fact is, since we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of our creator, we are designed to have a connection with the Spirit of the LORD. Further, since the Scriptures tell us the physical realm of this world is the venue which the LORD uses as a shadow to communicate truth about the substance in the eternal, it follows that when our “temples” are not hosting the LORD, a Prophetic Proxy is present.
In our last written prophecy series, we examined the Pneuma – the Greek word used for “life” – which is imparted to the Image of the Beast by the “False Prophet” of Revelation. This concept of a Prophetic Proxy, or a Substitutionary Spirit which indwells every person whose name is notwritten in the lamb’s book of life made me realize the passages dealing with the False Prophet and Antichrist Beasts are still grossly misunderstood.
Most believers have been misled to believe that a highly organized religious figure will emerge in the last generation, and this “False Prophet” will be so persuasive that his mesmerizing power will cause the world to follow another figure, who is usually dubbed the Antichrist. Ultimately, he will convince the entire world – to worship this “Antichrist.” The ironies are superb in this huge deception, as it centers around a character the Scriptures flatly tell us is overflowing with deception.
It should be self evident that since this False Prophet succeeds in bringing every single unsaved person (all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth in the text) into this Spiritual desolation, that this is actually the default position of all flesh and blood. Another way of stating this was illustrated by a saying I heard from a preacher many years ago. He said if someone asked Him the opposite of a famous question in the Gospels, a question which could be paraphrased as “What must I do to go to the Lake of Fire?” – his answer would be, “Nothing.”
This means that when believers are hoping to resist an action from the False Prophet which supposedly generates a definitive acceptance of the “Antichrist,” to say nothing of an embrace of the Image of the Beast, they are looking for something that occurred long before they became aware of such things. Once again, the default standing of man automatically places him on the path to perdition, and it is only when the positive intervention of the LORD succeeds in regenerating a man or woman, that we avoid such a dreadful fate.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them” (Romans 1:18, 19).
The lying Spirit within the “False Prophet” has conned the believers into defining “the wrath of God” as a future event, limited to a time period dubbed the tribulation, which we want to avoid at all costs. However, this previous verse tells us God’s wrath is on all people already, as a result of our fallen nature. This is the default position. Further, Jesus told us He judges no man, and this is because all men and women are already under the judgment of God:
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:48).
Thus, the Spiritual Substitution in which the world receives the Pneuma -- the Netherworld “Life” given by the “False Prophet” -- is actually Death, and all men are inhabited by that wicked darkness until the righteous Life given by the Son of God redeems them from it.
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
Mankind is now collectively dying due to depletion of the requisite elements which sustain our physical existence. Ironically, many environmentally oriented people and political action groups sense this, but they are like blind mice, groping for food in a maze that was once a garden. Indeed, every move we make apart from the wisdom of the LORD, exacerbates the problem, for the by-products (such as nuclear waste and other toxicities) of our efforts to make a better maze are uncannily tailored to progressively destroy us.
At the same time, mankind is collectively dying due to absorbing the Prophetic Proxy of the Spirit of Antichrist, and this began to occur long before we were ever offered the Life of Christ. Thus, to enter into everlasting hellfire, and to “worship” the Image of the Beast, men and women need do nothing, for these processes are automatic and involuntary. Unless we respond to the offer of eternal life and everlasting joy given through JESUS CHRIST, our fate is sealed.
Finally, as I previously noted, once the inappropriate compound is absorbed into the cellular structure of the body, it occupies the place intended for the Life-giving substance, thus blocking the entrance of the beneficial ingredient. However, when a person continually seeks to absorb the right mineral, while simultaneously seeking to cease the importation of the deadly compounds, the body can recover, and come back into balance. This also has a Spiritual corollary.
“When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils” (Luke 11:21, 22).
The LORD is stronger than the strong man, and He promises that if we continually seek Him, the door will open, that wicked “strong man” will flee, and Christ will come in and transform our lives, in a wonderful way which eye has not seen, and ear has not heard.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).
--- James Lloyd