Aug. 26, 2021
Axe to the Root?
Just a few notes and thoughts from the rabbit hole.
"Babylon's" Fall. See whole chapter Revelation 18, but this verse is of particular interest...
Revelation 18:23 NKJV. "The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your SORCERY all the nations were deceived."
Sorcery: Pharmakeia (far-mak-i'-ah) φαρμακεία / Strong's G5332; medication (pharmacy) that is (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery witchcraft.
Are the "lights" going out in Babylon? - The Light of the World, the Light of His Word, the Light of truth on any level? It is Babylon's sorcery that deceives, its pharmakeia.
It is also noteworthy that the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard anymore. Why not? Sterilized by receiving The Little Demon?
The fallen angel Shemyaza (another name for Azazel) was said by the Book of Enoch to have taught humans the use of "root cuttings" and the magical art of enchantments. "Pharmakeia" is thought by some to "have its roots" (pardon the pun) in this ancient disturbing deception and interference with humanity - the pinnacle of God's creation.
21st Century enchantments?