Recall back in the post, Snake on the pole, we talked about how the people of Israel worshiped the serpent that Moses made? The snake was destroyed by king Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:3-4) but unfortunately it didn’t end there, and the worship to the snake still continues to this very day?
In this post we’ll try to show you a glimpse of that. In the past months of May-July, there was an art exhibition in New York at Rockefeller Center: ‘Uraeus‘ (Sacred Serpent) by Kabbalist (1) artist Anselm Kiefer:
The most obvious part are the wings, but the title of the sculpture is ‘Uraeus’ which is the serpent, spiraling several times up a pole until it reaches the wings & takes flight. To me it is clear that they are implying ‘Uraeus is Rising‘. (Books represent knowledge – to them = gnosis).
In ancient Egypt god ‘Nehebkau’ was worshiped as a god who protected the pharaoh and all Egyptians, both in life and in the underworld. He was depicted in the form of a snake with arms and legs, occasionally with wings & symbolized both divine protection and enlightenment. It was believed to spit fire at enemies from its place on the forehead of Pharaohs’ crown (Ureaus in Greek) . The Uraeus destroyed anyone who opposed the deity with fire. It was also believed to embody magical powers. The Uraeus was used as a symbol of royalty, sovereignty, deity, and divine authority in Ancient Egypt.
Uraeus (Greek word for the Egyptian rearing cobra) & Kundalini (Hindu) are different words for the same fiery serpent. (By the way, this is the dangers of practicing Yoga which goal is awakening the Kundalini or serpent power, for illumination or opening of third eye). The word for Serpent in Greek is Draco, where we get the word, Dragon, but Ureaus is more specific about this Egyptian cobra.
If we recall in the book of Exodus before the 10 plagues, the first miracle or sign of judgment against the Egyptians’ gods, was when the rod of Aron became a serpent, the sorcerers of Egypt rods also became serpents, but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods (Ex.7:5,8-13). Most likely this was judgment against Uraeus their protector & the representation of Pharaoh’s divine authority. God said: “and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. I am the Lord.” (Ex. 12:12 & Num. 33:4). Egypt the most powerful nation at the time, worshiped many false gods, and by bringing the plagues (judgment mainly against their gods) God demonstrated to the Israelites & Egyptians that He was the only true & sovereign God. See more at Does God harden hearts?
Kabbalists (like the Egyptians, the Babylonians & many other cultures), also worship the serpent. Kabbalah is a form of religion that came mainly from the mix of the witchcraft of Babylon & Judaism. One very influential Jewish kabbalist group is the Chabad Luvbavitch movement (derived from the Khazars that kept the kabbalistic and mystic heritage of Khazarian Jews- There is controversy that these are not really ethnic descendants of Israelites but just converts of a sect of Judaism), but there are also many people, non-Jewish that practice this form of religion, because Kabbalah is the base or core doctrine for many occultist groups & secret societies, among them Freemasonry, Theosophy Society, etc.
As many may already know, every 3rd degree Freemason in their ritual of initiation, dies, is buried naked in a coffin and is resurrected or as they called he’s ‘born again’ in Hiram Abiff, (Osiris) a Masonic legend. (Not born again of God but of a counterfeit spirit!).
“33 degree Mason, Manly P. Hall writes ( book The Secret Teaching of All Ages ) that Hiram Abiff is symbolic of the Spirit Fire of the Kundalini (serpent) of Hindu mysticism. This is an extremely dangerous occult practice and shows the very real danger of coming into contact with demons during occultic initiations“. Ritual abuse
In other words in their 3rd degree ‘initiation’ they are born again of the serpent (Kundalini/Uraeus), or become sons of the serpent! This is spiritually speaking, and is exactly a counterfeit of true Christianity. Satan also has been planning for long time to counterfeit Christ with the antichrist, and to be worshiped as God, creating an unholy trinity (Satan, Antichrist & the false Prophet) in the last days, represented by the triquetra.
Kabbalah and Gnosticism are inseparable, they go hand in hand. To them the serpent is symbolic of health, wisdom & gnosis. Some Gnostic Jews were called ‘sons of the serpent‘, sons of snakes or Ophites. The Ophites that mixed their believe with some doctrines of Christianity (‘Christian’ Gnostics) taught that Christ did not exist in the flesh, that they magnified the serpent and preferred it to Christ and that Christ imitated Moses’ serpent’s sacred power. To me they shouldn’t be called Christians!
Manly P. Hall, (33rd degree Mason), wrote in his book ‘The Secret Teachings of all Ages’:
“The serpent is the symbol and prototype of the Universal Savior, who redeems the worlds by giving creation the knowledge (gnosis) of itself and the realization of good and evil.”
Famous Kabbalah teacher Rabbi Elijah ben Solomon (1720-1797), taught from the Zohar that the Serpent is the Messiah and Redeemer of the Jews. All Kabbalist teachers of today teach the same. The Zohar states: “The Holy Serpent is the fountainhead, root, and essence for all God’s sacred revelatory light.”
Then Uraeus/Kundalini serpent is the kabbalistic messiah, the Antichrist, the Son of Perdition. In view of this, the Uraeus sculpture may really be a sign to their adepts, proclaiming the soon arrival of their ‘serpent savior’, the Antichrist.
There are many false teachers in Christian churches today, even some pretending to expose the enemy, but in reality are teaching all these Kabbalah doctrines wrapped in Christian terms. According to the bible false teachers are wolves in sheep clothing. It means they look like Christians but are not. ‘By their fruits we will know them‘ (Mat.7:16), fruits is not only what they do, but mainly what they teach. Many of them will tell you that the Internet is full of lies, so you wont find the truth about them, but you can check their own writings &/or videos. Their goal is to destroy Christianity in order to bring their New World Order messiah.
Here is an example of one so called ‘Christian teacher’ teaching kabbalah. Jim Staley was found guilty of fraud by authorities, and his own church (‘Passion for Truth‘ a Hebrew Roots congregation) said that he exhibited some character issues & patterns of sin, etc. Their full statement can be read here. Jim Staley was Steve Moutria’s mentor (founder of 119 Ministries & now Torah Family) and also of other known Hebrew Roots teachers, like Rob Skiba who still defends him & communicates with him in jail. Staley said:
“Believing in Yahweh is doing what He said. And I’m going to suggest that over the last 2000 years we’ve divorced the white fire from the black fire. OR should I say, the black fire, the written word, the instruction manual, we’ve kind of thrown away the map to be led by the spirit. And that’s like taking all the words of the page off and now we have, what? A blank page.” – Jim Staley podcast, Romans, Part 1 beginning at 37:10 min.
What Staley was saying in that post cast is that just like the white and black fire must both be present together, also ‘Torah’ keeping (works of the law) must not be divorced from salvation. That’s Judaism not Christianity.
But the concept of “white fire and black fire” come straight from the Zohar, the guidebook of Kabbalah. The Zohar is a book, a fundamental work of Kabbalah authored by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and some of his students. A kabbalist teacher wrote in his page: “The Zohar HaKadosh alludes to this unique reality when it says that the Torah was written with “black fire upon white fire” (Zohar 3:132a), the white fire being the light of Chesed and the black fire being the light of Gevurah.” – http://www.torah.org/learning/perceptions/5764/netzavim.html . (BTW this is also represented in the Yin/Yang and the black/white floors of the Masonic temples). The chesed and the gevurah are part of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life represented by 2 pillars (or 2 serpents). Chesed supposedly represents good (the force) and gevurah represents evil (The written Word or Torah!?). They teach that following the path of the their Tree of Life is the key to ‘Godhood”.
He also used the Kabbalistic Tree of Life or Sephiroth in his teaching of the Trinity, pt.4, saying that it is a beautiful picture of the fullness of the Godhead! He compares one pillar with God the Father (Male) & the other pillar with the Holy Spirit (female!?), that’s blasphemy. Staley doesn’t mention they represent good vs evil and then encourages people to become the middle pillar, the perfect representation of male/female, the kabbalistic messiah (which means the Godhood, the Serpent or the 4 aspects of Osiris). Staley doesn’t think they (the kabbalists) are far off! There are many Messiahs according to him and a messiah is everyone that brings balance?! Staley said (1:22:30) that our goal is to bring them back to the garden!? But that’s the goal of Kabbalah & their Tree of Life!!. We Christians bring them to Christ, to the cross! In reality he’s preparing his listeners to accept the antichrist!! I’m sorry I have to show you next images, but it’s necessary in order to show the seriousness of the issue. (I pray for protection to the readers from these disgusting & occultic images, in the name that is above all names, the name of Jesus Christ! the Son of the Living God!).
Levi himself described the meaning of the symbol in his book “Dogme et Rituel:” . . The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of occultism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyne of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, . . Wikipedia
Staley says people can be saved even if they don’t understand that Jesus is God, the Word made flesh! that his king judges salvation on the heart alone. But the Word of God says:
- “. .and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist” 1 Jn.4:3
- “The heart is deceitful above all things, . . I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.“Jer. 17:9-10, Jer. 11:20, Rev. 2:23
Staley also says: That 1st century people could not point to the Scriptures to show ‘that He (Jesus) was cloth in humanity & existed’. But He is completely wrong! besides, 1st century people were seen with their own eyes God in the flesh! Also, the ‘amazing & famous’ rabbi that Staley quotes to close his series on the Trinity (1:23 up), ‘Menachem Mendel Schneerson’ (The Rebbe) is a kabbalist & leader of Chabad Lubavitch Movement which practices Lurianic Kabbalah. Please just check what his followers say about our Lord Jesus (http://www.noahide.com/yeshu.htm). Among his followers we also have the presidential family. 1, 2, 3.
Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, serpents. Please understand He was not exaggerating or trying to offend them, He never did harm to anybody. He is Holy!! But He knew the spirit that what was behind them. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 Jn. 4:1). These religious leaders that knew well the Torah & were suppose to help bring the people of the Old Testament closer to God, were doing exactly the opposite.
Jesus said to scribes and Pharisees:
“You serpents! You generation of vipers! How can you escape the judgment of hell? Matt. 23:33
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
Sadly history is repeating. Please brethren, be very careful who you choose as your teacher of the Word of God, don’t let them deceive you!
But remember we are not to hate them, our Lord taught us to love even our enemies. Matt.5:44 (The word love here is Greek ‘agape’: Attitude of benevolence toward them, not of wanting to harm them & compassion if in need-, it’s not ‘phileo’), we pray for them, but at the same time for the love of others we need to warn of danger, expose evil & speak the truth.
Exposing kabbalah doesn’t mean we hate Jews, many of them even understand kabbalah is wrong, unbiblical & reject it.
May our precious Lord Jesus Christ bless you & keep you!