Satan’s Throne has indeed found its resting place
I wrote my last article on the Seven churches to whom our Lord Jesus wrote; telling each what they had done well, but also what He had against them. When I got to the church of Pergamum, I was startled when I saw that our Lord said these words:
“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells” (Revelation 2:13). (Emphasis added).
I was astounded that these words had not jumped off the page when I read this part of Scripture initially. Obviously, I had not been paying close enough attention. Or perhaps the Holy Spirit quickened this passage of Scripture to my mind as I wrote the piece. When Jesus says that Satan dwells and has his throne upon this earth at a specific place – we need to take Him at his word!
But as a writer of Truth, I had to investigate this, and attempt to connect the dots.
Greek Mythology taught in school
I remember as a child being taught about Greek gods of mythology. Zeus of course was the most important and highest “god.” I accepted that this was all mythology – certainly not real. It was required reading – isn’t that interesting?
As an unsaved Jewish girl, I actually enjoyed the mythological stories with these characters. I looked at it all as a “fairy tale” of sorts, but I never viewed these stories as fact.
The reader will be shocked
It is a given that the greater percentage of my readers are blood-bought born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that it is important for us to step back and see the bigger picture, especially when the Signs of the Times are upon us.
The thrust of this article is to show that the so-called mythological gods of Greek mythology, were no more mythical than Satan himself! As a matter of fact, I will question whether Zeus or his son Apollyon are actually Satan, the enemy of our souls!
Apollyon means “The Destroyer” but also has been called “god of the sun.” Does that remind you of Lucifer being called the “light bearer?”
His name in Hebrew is “Abaddon” which means “Angel of death.” When translated into Greek, is “Apollyon” which means “The Destroyer.”
I am leaning toward the belief that Zeus is actually Satan, and that Apollyon is Satan’s head demon who is also called The angel of the Abyss. I also believe that the Nephilim, spoken of in Scripture were Satan’s army of demons in human form (giant human form.)
“And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon” (Revelation 9:11). 5th Trumpet – Apollyon angel of the abyss.
Apollyon: Son of Satan
Who or what is Abaddon/Apollyon?
Answer: The name Abaddon or Apollyon appears in Revelation 9:11: “They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.” In Hebrew, the name “Abaddon” means “place of destruction”; the Greek title “Apollyon” literally means “The Destroyer.”
In Revelation 8–9, John describes a period during the end times when angels sound seven trumpets. Each trumpet signals the coming of a new judgment on the people of earth. When the fifth angel blows his trumpet, the Abyss, a great smoking pit, will open, and a horde of demonic “locusts” will rise out of it (Revelation 9:1-3). These creatures will be given the power to torture any person who does not bear God’s seal (verse 4). The pain they inflict will be so intense that sufferers will wish to die (verse 6). Abaddon/Apollyon is the ruler of the Abyss and the king of these demonic locusts.
Abaddon/Apollyon is often used as another name for Satan. However, Scripture seems to distinguish the two. We find Satan later on in Revelation, when he is imprisoned for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-3). He is then released to wreak havoc on the earth (verses 1-8) and ultimately receives his final, eternal punishment (verse 10). Abaddon/Apollyon is likely one of Satan’s underlings, a destroying demon and one of the “rulers,” “authorities,” and “powers” mentioned in Ephesians 6:12.
John Bunyan’s classic allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress includes a memorable scene in which Christian does battle with a demonic monster named Apollyon. True to its name, Apollyon nearly destroys Christian. The pilgrim in his armor withstands the attack and wields his sword to repel the fiend. Bunyan’s “Apollyon” is a symbolic representation of our spiritual enemy, but the inspiration for the character is literal. The Abaddon/Apollyon of Revelation is a real being who will one day inflict real pain on real people during God’s real judgment. – source
And to gotquestions once again I say AMEN!
City of science…and satan?
Ancient Pergamum Perched atop a windswept mountain along the Turkish coastline and gazing proudly—almost defiantly—over the azure Aegean Sea sit the ruins of ancient Pergamon. Although the majority of its superb intact monuments now sit in Berlin’s Pergamon Museum, enough remains of the acropolis for the visitor to sense the former greatness of the city that once rivaled Alexandria, Ephesus and Antioch in culture and commerce, and whose scientific advancements in the field of medicine resonate through the corridors of today’s medical treatment facilities. Juxtaposed sharply against this image of enlightened learning is that of “Satan’s Throne,” as described by the prophet John of Patmos (Revelation 2:12-13), which some scholars interpret as referring to the Great Altar of Pergamon, one of the most magnificent surviving structures from the Greco-Roman world.1
The modern visitor approaches the site from the steep and winding road that leads from the modern Turkish city of Bergama just a few miles away. Upon reaching the ruins, the commanding panoramic view from Pergamon’s 1,000-foot-high perch makes it easy to understand how this city once dominated the entire region. It was a proud city in its time, and it had reason to be so. Its monuments and building were constructed of high-quality white marble in the finest Hellenistic style, and its library rivaled that of the famed library of Alexandria in Egypt. In the mid-second century A.D., it became known throughout the Mediterranean world as a center of ancient medicine, largely due to the presence of the eminent Roman physician Galen (c. 129–200 A.D.), who was born in ancient Pergamon. – source
“Seat of Satan” final resting place in Berlin, Germany
As a Jewish believer in Christ, this part of the story of Satan’s altar had a huge impact on me. What better place for the most evil structure ever built upon this earth to land itself in Berlin, Germany? There are no coincidences with God!
In 1901, Germany brought over as many pieces as they could of the ruins of this altar. Their plan was to reconstruct the Altar of Zeus (Satan) and display it on their “Museum Island.” I find it even more intriguing that Hitler had nothing to do with the excavation and relocation of this altar to Germany. But Satan had everything to do with this.
Hitler’s chief Architect Albert Speer Commissioned to create stage for Hitler on Altar of Satan
The Nazis and the Altar of Satan
In Revelation 2:12, we read about one of the seven churches, “the church in Pergamum …where Satan’s throne is.” The ancient city of Pergamum, or Pergamon, was the center of pagan worship in Asia Minor. The once-thriving city lay forgotten and in ruins till 1864 when German engineer Carl Humann began excavating it, finding one of antiquities’ greatest monuments, the Altar of Zeus. The altar was excavated and taken stone by stone to Berlin where it was reassembled in its own museum. The Turkish government agreed that the ancient foundation of the Pergamon Altar ─Satan’s Throne─became the property of Germany. In 1930 the Pergamon Museum was opened to the public.
A few years later, the Nazi Party’s chief architect, Albert Speer, was commissioned by the new chancellor, Adolf Hitler, to design the parade grounds for the party rallies in Nuremberg. Speer turned to the Pergamon Altar for inspiration. Using the altar as a model, Speer created a colossal grandstand, known as the Zeppelin tribune. In the following years’ mass rallies, Hitler descended down the steps like a tribune in ancient Rome.
Most of the Nuremberg rallies were held at night. The grandstand was surrounded with 150 searchlights and the light columns extended for a mile in the sky, creating the mystical effect Hitler wanted. This effect was known as the “Cathedral of Light.” Inside the rally grounds, thousands of Nazi Party members marched in torchlight parades. From the altar’s podium, Hitler mesmerized the crowds as they swore a “holy oath” to Germany. From 1933 to 1938 hundreds of thousands of Germans gathered at the Zeppelin field in September, but the 1934 rally captured the attention of the world, thanks to the film, Triumph of the Will, a propaganda documentary about Hitler and the Nazi Party. In the film, Hitler was portrayed like a messiah who descended down through the clouds to the faithful waiting for him below. The film was shown continuously for 12 years in Germany. After the film’s release, Hitler’s popularity skyrocketed so that more than a million Germans came to Nuremberg to hear his speech in the following September rally.
On that evening of September 15, 1935, Hitler announced the Nuremberg Laws. “The law for the protection of German Blood and German Honor was intended to begin the marginalization process of the Jewish people,” said Dr. Anthony R. Santoro (Professor of Christopher Newport University). The new laws stripped the Jews of their rights as citizens. Then the Reich citizenship law was introduced, stating that Jewish people in Germany were subjects of the Reich, but not citizens.
It was also in Nuremberg that Hitler used the phrase Final Solution for the first time in public. Hitler’s Final Solution is known as the Holocaust, a word that comes from a Greek word meaning “a wholly burnt animal sacrifice.” On the ancient Altar of Zeus in Pergamom, burnt sacrifice was practiced. Centuries later in Germany’s Nuremberg, in the redesigned Pergamon Altar, Hitler announced his Final Solution to the world and this time, the burnt sacrifice was six million Jews.
I think that we can discern and connect the dots…………
But recently, Germany has announced that the “Museum” as they call it, will be closed for the next five years. FIVE YEARS? I have no theories but this I do know: whatever is closing the “Altar of Satan” for five years MUST be incredibly evil in nature. In Berlin Germany museum closing for 5 years (click to read story)
***** I am adding something I have come across which I believe is very important. The closing of the “museum” in Germany happened in September of 2014. So the reopening of this “Seat of Satan” will happen in September of 2019 and that is a little over one year from now.
REVEALED: Evil Hitler and the Nazis were obsessed with witchcraft and the occult (please click on the source link above to read the story)
But wait! There are still dots to be connected……….
Remember this in 2008?
And the Lord would remind us of this:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12)
Oh Lord, we long for You to come. We know that You will come for us at the appointed time. We do hope and pray that the time is soon.