Look To The Hills Leadership and Worship Conference
Look to the hills is the product of the Zoe Group. The theme is: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. We suggest that the period should be a question mark as proven by the next verse and other translations. A closer look. See Aslan also as an end-time "lion of the tribe of Judah with Lucy or Lucifer riding his back."
See the Musical Charismatic theme as connected to sodomy in the ancient world. In the temples and processions this was pedestary. The "musical worship teams" were used by the "worshipers" as part of the ritual and following.
Therefore, rather than COMMAND AUTHORITY to "look to the hills" for one's salvation from the MOUNTAIN GODS it is a question: "Shall I look to the Hills for salvation? No! I will look to God for salvation."
In the Baal Epic you will see the LOOK TO THE HILLS theme which plagued Israel when God turned them over to worship "the starry host" as a result of their musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
Baal was now King of the Gods. Lord of the Mountain of Saphon. But Baal had no palace like the other Gods. He speaks His word to Kothat-u-Khasis:
But then God promised to send strong delusions and strong deluders to those who have already decided that they aren't interested in the Word of God.
If this isn't the end-time then we missed a good date and many of the MARKS.
Yet, this fits the end-time prophecy. The FALL in the garden of eden was caused by a "musical enchanter" based on the definition of the Hebrew and many ancient parallel versions. The FALL before the flood was caused by the Jubal or Cainite family. The FALL at Mount Sinai was cased by PLAY which was musical idolatry with DRAMA and DANCE. The FALL of Israel was brought about by the human kings God permitted and who made the MILITARY PANIC MUSICIANS into temple servants. The prophecy of Judas in Psalm 41 was that he would try to TRIUMPH OVER Jesus. This was with music. The Dead Sea Scroll version of this Psalm proves that they would try to TRIUMPH over Jesus with the panic music of warfare. In the end, Jesus would praise God with the "instruments of God" or those human lips and voice as the spiritual ZITHERS. Josephus attributed the national fall (Re the Idealized temple Ezek 40f) to the Levitical musicians who took on priestly duties and warned that their new effort would destroy the nation again: modern Jews are still looking for those tens of thousands of harps.
And, we could go on and on until the prophecy of the end-time Prostitute worship which will also terminate all things with MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (Rev 18).
In the Babylonian Harlot pattern, the Original Fall Was Caused by Satan using Youth to Look To the Hills to Seduce the Holy people away from the Living WORD Who was present with them as the LOGOS.
The Scheme of Seduction is Revealed in Numerous forms with a FEMALE or EFFEMINATE character Always Trying to Seduce God's People Away From His Word through Music and effeminate theatrical performance.
The end-time Babylon-Harlot worship illustrated numerous times in the Old Testament always see music as the MARK which says to God: "We will not listen to your Word."
Only a tiny REMNANT of people will be able to close their ears as they pass the FEMALE SIRENS trying to shipwreck our faith on the rocks of Rock and Roll--an obscene expression of "religious" music built on the spiritual lostness of the wild frontier using the Black component derived from Voodoo. Blacks and whites agree that the SOURCE of modern theatrical worship is the new mega-church plantation owners using the methods of the most backward snake charming whites and poor blacks expressing the most desperate sense of powerlessness.
Joseph Campbell in Myths to Live By affirms that when people lose the anchor of their faith they fall back into archaic forms including music (creates endorphins) and Peyote or other drugs.
MUSIC is one of the most addictive producers of a DRUG HIGH the world has ever know. Who spends more, music addicts or morphine addicts. It is all about COMMERCE trying to peddle the flesh of Jesus Christ.
The Zoe Group--No Males Even At Worst
The Zoe Movement is a movement which believes that WORSHIP is performed and mediated by professional music, drama and other PERFORMING ARTS. This is not strange in that the NACHASH or serpent in the garden of Eden was a "musical enchanter."
Aristotle: "With some people, drawing; reading and writing and drawing being taught as being useful for the purposes of life and very serviceable, and gymnastics as contributing to manly courage;
but as to music, here one might raise a question. For at present most people take part in it for the sake of pleasure; but those, who originally included it in education did so because, as has often been said, nature itself seeks to be able not only to engage rightly in business but also to occupy leisure nobly;
At the same time also boys must have some occupation, and one must think Archytas's rattle a good invention,
which people give to children in order that while occupied with this
they may not break any of the furniture; for young things cannot keep still.
...for--to speak about it yet again --this is the first principle of all things. For if although both business and leisure are necessary,
yet leisure is more desirable and more fully an end than business, we must inquire what is the proper occupation of leisure.
For assuredly it should not be employed in play, since it would follow that play is our end in life
The Sophia-Zoe concept is based on the feminist belief that the TRUE gods were really GODDESSES who are superior because they readily fell into the charismatic madness as at Corinth and were believed to reveal the words of the goddess in the performance arts in mortal combat with the RATIONAL mind of the masculine God.
Eve as Zoe or Life was always chanted in worship to her: she was SUPERIOR because she absorbed the teaching and charismatic style taught to her by mother Sophia. Zoe is Lucifer: the harp-playing prostitute who had been in Eden (Ezek 23:16). In the Gnostic version of Zoe she was the BEAST or female instructing principle in the garden while Sophia was the serpent. She was often designated as Sophia-Zoe.
The SERPENT is the garden of Eden is the NACHASH which does not mean snake. Rather, it speaks of a MUSICAL ENCHANTER. In the end the serpent is OPHIS who is fascinating and can hole people's attention while "stinging" them to death. The word is included in sOPHIStry. The rhetoricians, sophists, singers and musicians are seen in the Greek world as the "sorcerers" of the book of Revelation. As such they are identified as belonging to the SECT of the Hypocrites along with the Pharisees and Scribes. Because they serve no useful spiritual purpose they were all known as PARASITES.
They believe that Judaism and then Christianity USURPED the goddesses and replaced them with Jehovah who is held by trinitarians to be the OLD god of the Old Testament and the Jesus (Logos or Word) of the New Testament.
The HOLY SPIRIT as an imagined third member of the Godhead is actually female. In Catholicism, Eve or Zoe is Mary who is the Mother of God: this trinity is often seen as Father, Mother (Spirit) and little Son.
Therefore, SHE is held to be the only agent of the Godhead who rules the post-Christendom or post-Biblical era. As this female "holy spirit" is part of the "god family" then she is the resurfacing Lucifer or Zoe as the female goddess, superior to "brother" Logos. As Zoe is the "beast" or "female instructing principle" she naturally replaces the old, decadent and deleterious people still devoted to the male LOGOS as Father, Son and Spirit and His revealed Word.
Eve was actually worshiped as superior because Satan or Lucifer taught her all of the knowledge of good and evil. The Jewis clergy devoted to Dionysus or Bacchus worship piped hoping that Jesus would enter into the song and CIRCLE DANCE of the females or effeminate.
This would PROVE to them that Eve or Zoe was superior to the Logos as the originla Zoe dominated the Logos and forced all of the males into forming a MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAM:
I shall display, as it were, on the stage of life, to the spectators of truth. The bacchanals hold their orgies in honour of the frenzied Dionysus,
celebrating their sacred frenzy by the eating of raw flesh,
and go through the distribution of the parts of butchered victims,
crowned with snakes, shrieking out the name of that Eva by whom error came into the world. [Eve or Zoe in the Greek Septuagint]
The symbol of the Bacchic orgies. is a consecrated serpent. Moreover, according to the strict interpretation of the Hebrew term, the name Hevia, aspirated, signifies a female serpent. Clement of Alexandria, Against Heresies.
In pagan myths, the gifts of SPIRIT are most often those of the ARTS. However, the seven Spirits which would rest on Messiah like a Dove were gifts of the HUMAN spirit or intellect.
In the Greek Septuagint (LXX) Version, Eve is the word ZOE. Try to grasp that Paul restricted women based on EVE's deception rather than inferiority. It is a fact even noted by feminist writers that the male will be more interested in the WORD while women will be interested in the symbolism of flowers and music. The church is school of the Bible and has no arena for the "female instructing principle."
Babylonian religion always the enemy of a righteous God Who created mankind to serve them.
The Babylonian Sabbath was changed by Him to a day of REST.
Babylonian gods made mankind to SERVE the gods with food, clothing, singing, dancing, drama, playing instruments and sexual favors: the "agents" of the gods got the goodies
Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte as the mother of the gods.
- Inanna use the NEW WINESKIN on Ea and:
- > He gave me the loosening of hair.
- > The gift of priesthood.
- > The gift of eldership.
- > He gave me the art of kissing the phallus.
- > He gave me the art of prostitution.
- > He gave me the resounding musical instrument.
- > He gave me the art of song, etc., etc.
Original Goddesses and Worship. Eve was ZOE in the Greek Version (LXX)
Lucifer Superior to Jesus. Defeated Adam and Eve as Musical Enchanter or prostitute "wholly seducing" Eve.
Musical worship, sexual perversion.
As Zoe instructed the minor and mindless males, Eve instructed and led Adam into sin.
Patriarchal Gods and Worship: the Bible.
Jesus as Father, Son, Spirit all Male. The dove of the Mother Goddess rests on the head of the SON of a FATHER GOD.
Jehovah known through His Laws and Words.
WORD has always been the quest of males but MUSIC has been the quest of females or the effeminate.
Gnosticism resurfacing of Babylonian Mother of the gods
Sophia-Zoe dominates minor jehovahs.
Zoe (Life) superior to Logos (the Word of God)
Restoration of Sophia among Lesbian "pastors" and "professors" re-imaging the church.
Restoration of ZOE with music and FLESHLY life superior to the Word and spiritual life.
End Time Feminine-Effeminate rising from the ground. Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) in Seeker Centers.
Sophia-Zoe-Mary as the Mother Goddess. Identical to the Babylonian Inanna taking the powers or ME from the masculine God Ea. Inanna creates DISCORD among brethren.
- Females using "wine" from "new wineskins" to take the masculine powers through the use of musical and theatrical performance to make hearing the Words of God impossible. History universally identifies the Music-Worship connection as feminine or effeminate.
In the rise of Gnosticism it is logical that Sophia (wisdom) and Zoe (life) are the feminist goddesses replacing the "junior jehovah" and the "dumb brother Logos" of the Jewish Patriarchal view of a MASCULINE God. Rather than the Mother Goddess with the dove resting on her head, the baptism of Jesus identifies the dove resting on the head of the SON and the message is that the GOD of Christianity is the FATHER rather than a Eve or Zoe or Mary as the Mother of the Gods.
Sophia is identified as the SERPENT and Zoe is identified as the BEAST. She is the female instructing principle. Therefore, as in the end-time Babylon Whore religion the MARK of the BEAST has many roots connected to music. The music and musicians will return back to Sheol with Lucifer who was the musical enchanter in the garden of Eden, the king/queen of Tyre called the "harp playing prostitute" and the king/queen of Babylon who along with his harps and harpist literally rested in Sheol on a bed of maggots.
Lucifer came equipped with pipes and tambourines and was the prostitute harpist merging false religion and commerce. The Latin word "Lucifer" was applied to Satan in the garden because of his relationship to the stones of fire and light and his musical seduction. The word "praise" which means to make a fool of yourself is the Hebrew:
Halal (1984) haw-lal'; a prim. root; to be clear (orig. of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causat. to celebrate; also to stultify, make, fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.
Lucifer is derived from halal and therefore defines the then and end-time methods SHE will use against the Word of God.
Heylel (h1966) hay-lale'; from 1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star: - Lucifer.
And Lucifer is ZOE dominating the "minor jehovahs" and forcing them into organizing musical worship bands.
And Zoe (Life giver, enlightener, female instructor), the daughter of Pistis Sophia, cried out and said to him, "You are mistaken, Sakla!" - for which the alternative name is androgynous.
She breathed into his face, and her breath became a fiery angel for her; and that angel bound Yaldabaoth (an empty type of Jehovah) and cast him down into Tartaros below the abyss.
Now when his offspring Sabaoth saw the force of that angel, he repented and condemned his father and his mother, matter.
He loathed her, but he sang songs of praise up to Sophia and her daughter Zoe.
The message Jesus sent when He associated the Jews (especially the temple clergy) as "children piping" hoping that He would join in the Dionysus choral dance and song, was that Jesus as the LOGOS would sing the praise of the feminine or male--always homosexual--god of the NEW WINESKIN.
The Catholic trinity is, at its heart, Father, Mother and baby son. Therefore, the priesthood continued in "christianity" quite identical to the Jewish priesthod. The goal which was amplified in Gnostic Christianity was that Mary was seen as Sophia-Zoe or Eve or the Mother of the gods. Therefore, they do what Jesus refused to do in singing the praises of the FEMALE mother goddess. It has been noted that Methodists have joined in honoring the Mother Goddess and feminist and lesbian "pastors" and professors now worship Sophia and the eucharist is the ancient Agape or love feast.
The modern tritheism (polytheism) promoted by Max Lucado and Rubel Shelly see God the Father in the dispensation of Law, Jesus Christ had the Biblical dispensation but NOW "we" are under the direct guidance of the Holy Spirit as a separated "person." See John Mark Hicks Review.
But, if you see the Holy Spirit as a "person" the Catholics are forced to see HOLY SPIRIT as the feminine "mother." Therefore, those who write off the Father god and Son god as "having had their dispensations" you are left with a restored worship of the MOTHER OF THE GODS which is Eve, Mary or Sophia- Zoe.
When the mother goddesses decide to USE the Biblical male God, they turn them to the ARTS always dominated by homosexuals in all priesthoods:
And Sophia and Zoe caught him up and gave him charge of the seventh heaven, below the veil between above and below. And he is called 'God of the forces, Sabaoth', since he is up above the forces of chaos, for Sophia established him.
Now when these (events) had come to pass,
- he made himself a huge four-faced chariot of cherubim,
- and infinitely many angels to act as ministers,
- and also harps and lyres.
- And Sophia took her daughter Zoe
- and had her (ZOE) sit upon his right to teach him (minor Jehovah) about the
- things that exist in the eighth (heaven);
- and the angel of wrath she placed upon his left.
- Since that day, his right has been called 'life' (ZOE);
- and the left has come to represent the unrighteousness
- of the realm of absolute power above.
However, you will remember that it was Jesus, the Word or the Logos Who sat at the Right of the throne. With the ZOE theme or MARK of a movement, the Logos or inferior brother is booted out of His role as authentic Speaker of the Thought of His own Mind or Spirit.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Mt.25:41
Thus, you will find the NEW STYLE of Gnostic praise singing worships the COMPOSER or the PERFORMER because GIVING HEED or ATTENTION is the meaning of WORSHIP. You cannot focus on ZOE without repudiating the LOGOS and that has always been the only motive of music in the Bible.
Zoe is Also Pictured as Mary. She has all of the instruments of death including the trumpet and timbrel. The Hebrew for "instrument" and "weapon" is the same. Lucifer (she) was in the garden of Eden walking in the stones of fire. She came equipped with pipes and tabrets. Timbrel or Tabret gave rise to Topheth as the place of burning infants to the beat of musical instruments. Topheth (the picture of hell) was once Moses the king's music grove.
Therefore, since SHE is prophesied as the end-time prostitute MOTHER of false religion and commerce (we sell lots of magazines and CDs, even in the church foyer), there is only one commercial institution which proudly takes the name of ZOE and substitutes WISDOM or SOPHIA seen in seductive, theatrical performance for the WORDS of God. This group produces the Wineskin magazine and is closely associated with Rubel Shelly of Woodmont Hills Family of God who is the end-time promoter of the NEW WINESKIN concept which, at the time of Christ, honored Dionysus or Bacchus as the father of WINE and charismatic, musical, theatrical performance worship.
The Bacchae By Euripides shows the only understanding in history: instruments were given by the "gods" as they LOOKED TO THE HILLS:
"Anon shall the whole land be dancing, when Bromius leads his revellers to the hills, to the hills away! where wait him groups of maidens from loom and shuttle roused in frantic haste by Dionysus. O hidden cave of the Curetes! O hallowed haunts in Crete, that saw Zeus born,
where Corybantes with crested helms devised for me in their grotto the rounded timbrel of ox-hide (lifeless instrument), mingling Bacchic minstrelsy with the shrill sweet accents of the Phrygian flute,
a gift bestowed by them on mother Rhea,
to add its crash of music to the Bacchantes' shouts of joy;
but frantic satyrs won it from the mother-goddess for their own, and added it to their dances in festivals, which gladden the heart of Dionysus, each third recurrent year. Oh! happy that votary, when from the hurrying revel-rout he sinks to earth, in his holy robe of fawnskin, chasing the goat to drink its blood, a banquet sweet of flesh uncooked, as he hastes to Phrygia's or to Libya's hills; while in the van the Bromian god exults with cries of Evoe (Eve or ZOE among the Gnostics). With milk and wine and streams of luscious honey flows the earth, and Syrian incense smokes.
While the Bacchante holding in his hand a blazing torch of pine uplifted on his wand waves it, as he speeds along, rousing wandering votaries, and as he waves it cries aloud with wanton tresses tossing in the breeze; and thus to crown the revelry, he raises loud his voice, "On, on, ye Bacchanals, pride of Tmolus (a gold-producing mountain in Lydia, near Sardis:)
with its rills of gold to the sound of the booming drum,
chanting in joyous strains the praises of your joyous god with Phrygian accents lifted high,
what time the holy lute with sweet complaining note invites you to your hallowed sport,
according well with feet that hurry wildly to the hills; like a colt that gambols at its mother's side in the pasture, with gladsome heart each Bacchante bounds along."
"Music and Mantras, therefore, were used by the Orphics
to attract, or call down, the influence of the Mother of the Gods, (Rhea Zoe Eve, Mary)
who at the same time was the 'Store-house of Life', of Divine Nature. Thus Proclus in his Commentary on Euclid (ii) tells us that 'the Pole of the World is called by the Pythagoreans the Seal (MARK) of Rhea' (Myst. Hymns, p. 63).
Now the pole is the conductor of the vital and magnetic forces of the earth-envelope, and is, therefore, appropriately called by this name, as being the seal and signature of the vital forces of Divine Nature,
whereby all diseases can be healed and all states of the soul vitalized.
Our Lady (he says) is the spiritual generation, the celestial, the above; and the "strong" he who is born.' That is, the new 'Twice-born,' or Initiate who is born from the 'Fountain of Life.' (ZOE is connected to Lucifer) (But see my translation in Lucifer, xiii.47). We next pass to Rhea's royal son and husband, Zeus.
Look To the Hills is a feature of the Zoe Group and Woodmont Hills Church of Christ. The cute title again misunderstands the concept. In all of the ancient stories, Satan taught Genun (Jubal) how to organize mixed-sex choirs, use instrumental music and drink wine in order to call down the holy Sethites who were upon the mountain of God. The "Word" personally lived with them and Satan "looked to the hills" trying to seduce people with singing, dancing, playing instruments and sexual perversion.
Unfortunate for those who gave heed to the LOOKERS or WATCHERS came down into the dark soil of Cain, discovered that they had been spiritually and sexually perverted, wanted to GET OUT but there simply was no way for them to ASCEND back into the presence of the WORD. In some versions, the agents of Satan try to ascend to meet the holy Sethites. Can't you picture the THEATRICAL PERFORMERS:
One day it pleased them to seduce them Sethites, after daubing their faces with rouge and powder, their eyes with antimony, and the soles of their feet with scarlet, dyeing their hair, putting on golden earrings, golden anklets, bracelets, and many-colored garments.
In their ascent of the holy mountain, they twanged harps, blew trumpets, beat drums, sang, danced, clapped hands; then, having addressed the five hundred and twenty anchorites in cheerful voices,
each caught hold of her victim and seduced him. These Sethites, after once succumbing to the Cainite women's blandishments,
became more unclean than dogs, and utterly forgot God's laws.
1 Moreover Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.
(r) Genun (Tubal-Cain etal.) the Canaanite, son of Lamech the Blind, living in the Land of the Slime Pits,
was ruled by Azael from his earliest youth,
and invented all sorts of musical instruments.
When he played these, Azael entered into them too,
so that they gave forth seductive tunes entrancing the hearts of all listeners.
Genun would assemble companies of musicians,
who inflamed one another with music until their lust burned bright like fire,
and they lay together promiscuously.
He also brewed beer, gathered great crowds in taverns, gave them to drink,
and taught them to forge iron swords and spear-points, with which to do murder at random when they were drunk.
Without knowing why, it is possible to use catchy, off the web titles and pick up bits and pieces of paganism without intending to.
While this seems severe, a modern, liberal Theologian claims that "there is no tradition other than the story of Jubal which does not show that musical instruments come from demigods or demons. In the Book of Enoch quoted by Jesus, Peter, Jude and others at least 128 times. Similar versions group Jubal and siblings under Genun or Canaan--Canaanites.
Rejecting the WORD and obedience is attributed by Enoch to everything created by God but mankind. Enoch and other writers point out that SATAN came into Genun or Yukon as Jubal and taught him how to seduce holy people through the use of mixed-sex choirs, wine, musical instruments and sexual perversion. In this story, Satan is bisexual: he appears in apparitions to transform himself into a beautiful masculine angel of light to Eve who WAS deceived but then a beautiful female through whom Adam WAS NOT deceived.
You must remember that in the postmodern world spewing out of once-christian universities teaches that there IS NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Therefore, their agents such as Rubel Shelly as part of the Look To the Hills effort claims that we can "take liberties" since the Bible has been sifted through philosophy and the writer's personal agenda to "take liberties" with truth in the first place.
Therefore, while the choice of LOOK TO THE HILLS may just be the product of natural Biblical illiteracy among the new "priesthood," it is also possible that they have been GUIDED into preaching an Anti-Christ and Anti-Logos, end-time religion by the same AGENT who taught Jubal or Yukon or Genun.
The Proof Text Which is the IDOL of this effort to, like Lucifer, PROGRAM the youth to go home and seduce the church with the same theatrical performance skills to SILENCE the Words of Christ as the ONLY resource for Spiritual worship.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. Psa 121:1KJV
........... My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psa 121:2
Sounds pretty catch to you? Sure. Everyone knows that neither God nor the enemy can get at you if you build a mountain like the towers of Babylon. The Assyrians might get you with their chariots on the plains but trust in the hills to save you.
"But there were some in Israel who were not just ordinary citizens. They saw by the eye of the Spirit.
And they were aware of the weakness of trusting in natural resources for help against such cunning, vicious, and determined enemies.
Sounds like Satan giving false security in wine, women and song. What if we just changed it from a declaration of faith into a serious question by those with eyes. Look at it this way:
A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the hills From whence comes my help? Psa 121:1NKJV
Now, this fits the context because the Psalmists said, NO. My help does not come from created things but from the Creator: the Lord.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psa 121:2
Many paganistic Jews believed that God was God of the mountain or hills but not of the plains simply because the people felt more protected by the physical hills. The Living Bible reads:
> Shall I look to the mountain gods for help? Psa 121:1LIV
> A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills-- where does my help come from? 121:1NIV
> (A Song of Ascents.) I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come? Psa 121:1NAS
> A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? Psa 121:1RSV
> > No! My help is from Jehovah who made the mountains! And the heavens too! Psa 121:2LIV
And we have other proof of the utter superstition that God is restricted in where He can work. For instance,
And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. 1K.20:23
Har (g2022) har; a short. form of 2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used fig.): - hill (country), mount (-ain), * promotion.
And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the Lord,
Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills,
but he is not God of the valleys,
therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. 1 Kings 20:28
The ten northern tribes of Israel looked to the hills in Mount Gerezim and Carmel throughout their existence. The Jews in Jerusalem looked to the hills in Mount Zion which was an adopted Jebusite High Place.
The prophets of Baal and Asherah under Jezebel looked to the hills at Mount Carmel with their singing, dancing, instrument playing charismatic prophets.
Amos knew that people let their guard down up in the mountains and preached:
> WOE to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria,
........... which are named chief of the nations,
........... to whom the house of Israel came Amos 6:1
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near; Amos 6:3
That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Amos 6:5
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. Amos 6:6
Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed. Amos 6:7
The people really didn't LOOK TO THE HILLS but they were DEVOTED to the musical performers and others who MANNED the places of unholy worship:
Woe to you who are at ease in Zion, And trust in Mount Samaria,
Notable persons in the chief nation, To whom the house of Israel comes! Amos 6:1NKJV
The banquet was a form of the musical idolatry which sentenced Israel at Mount Sinai:
Mirzach (h47970 meer-zakh'; from an unused root mean. to scream; a cry, i. e. (of joy), a revel: - banquet.
This was a form of the RISING UP TO PLAY or musical idolatry at Mount Sinai which doomed the nation of Israel to participate in the worship of the STARS until God sent the human kings to destroy them as a nation.
- Speaking of the religious ritual condemned by Amos and others we note that:
- ---- "The marzeah had an extremely long history extending at least from the 14th century B.C. through the Roman period. In the 14th century B.C., it was prominently associated with the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), on the coast of Syria...
- The marzeah was a pagan ritual that took the form of a social and religious association... Some scholars regard the funerary marzeah as a feast for--and with--deceased ancestors (or Rephaim, a proper name in the Bible for the inhabitants of Sheol)." (King, Biblical Archaeological Review, Aug, 1988, p. 35, 35)
- "These five elements are: (1) reclining or relaxing, (2) eating a meat meal, (3) singing with harp or other musical accompaniment, (4) drinking wine and (5) anointing oneself with oil." (King, p. 37).
The Battle of Baal and Yahm
- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- Aloud they [summon the assembly of the gods/ do cry to those near]. They invite
- the distant ones/ those far away, to the assembly of `El
- they summon/do cry: "`El remains seated
[in his marzeah/banqueting hall/among his cult-guests (dM)] . . .
- The shame of the Eternal One/The shameful conduct of the usurper . . .
- O gods, (to) the house of your lord . . .
- [Who surely travels (S)/lest he go (D/G) quickly/the Runner will not walk (dM)] through the land, . . .
- who goes in the dust (of) destruction/a mess of mud on the ground . . .
Comments: Smith believes lines 7-8 should be interpreted "Either literally, as `El walking through the underworld,
- or an allusion to `El being "dead drunk," or both metaphorical,
- and ironic, as the marzeah serves as the setting
- for feasts for the dead and for the living mourning the dead (p. 145).
- ---- "With the wine-drinking (which is the literal meaning of the Hebrew for feasting), went music and dancing." (Heaton, E. W., Everyday Life in Old Testament times, Scribners, p. 93)
- ---- "Worship was form more than substance; consequently, conduct in the marketplace was totally unaffected by worship in the holy place. Amos spoke from the conviction that social justice is an integral part of the Mosaic covenant, which regulates relations not only between God and people, but also among people." (King, p. 44).
- ---- "In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51).
Bill Britton notes that:
"Jeremiah was even more bold in Jeremiah 3:23, when he said, "TRULY IN VAIN IS SALVATION HOPED FOR FROM THE HILLS, AND FROM THE MULTITUDE OF MOUNTAINS (polemic warriors): TRULY IN THE LORD OUR GOD IS THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL." This scripture may seem to you to conflict with the Psalmist, but this is only because Psalms 121:1 has been so misunderstood, misquoted, and misinterpreted down through the years. Reach for the Stars
However, Jeremiah declares that it is VAIN to LOOK TO THE HILLS rather than trust in the Creator of the hills and His Word:
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me. Jer 3:19
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord. Jer 3: 20
A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the Lord their God. Jer 3: 21
Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God. Jer 3: 22
> A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the Lord (Jehovah) their God (Elohim). Jer 3:21
Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God. Jer 3:22
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains:
truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel. Jer 3:23
Musical or theatrical worship facilitated by the ZOE concept and Jubilee has and is using Infiltrating and Diverting to "steal the church houses of widows" who cannot and will not sit as "audience" while the Peter Pans bring shame on themselves and on God by "standing in the holy place" which, in the temple typical of the CHURCH was strickly off limits to the Levitical musicians who made a great crashing noise during the burning of animals.
For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. Jer 3:24
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day,
and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God. Jer 3:25
The end-time battle of Armageddon is really seen as a polemic battle. It will be between the LOFTY or prideful musical performers trying to elevate themselves from little hills on the plain to the BIGGEST mountain around.
The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. Isaiah 2: 11
For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: Isaiah 2: 12
And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, Isaiah 2: 13
> And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, Isaiah 2: 14
Not only was the Assyrians the serpent people opposing God's Word, the Assyrians are identified as THE TALLEST TREES IN EDEN. They lifted themselves above other trees.
Therefore, mountains or hills really means that rather than looking to literal hills the charismatic and theatrical performers seek to silence the Word of God and project THEMSELVES like the Gnostic ZOE as the objects of worship. They seek to BE the mountains to which others look and worship and admire and purchase the merchandise.
However, as all FALSE RELIGIONS tried to find a HIGH PLACE to prove themselves more worthy of worship than God in their imitation of ZOE or LUCIFER will all be cast down when Messiah comes to establish His kingdom which will repudiate the Judas prophesied music of triumph (Psa 41) and make the almost total WORSHIP CONCEPT as giving HEED to Christ by giving heed to His WORDS in song and sermons:
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lords house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. Isaiah 2:2
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
- to the house of the God of Jacob;
- and he will teach us of his ways,
- and we will walk in his paths:
- for out of Zion shall go forth the law,
- and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3
Therefore, the pagans LOOKED TO THE HILLS as the home of the MOUNTAIN GODS. However, the Israelites looked to the hills of Gerezim as the home of their gods (Molech, Chiun, Remphan of Amos 5 and 6). However, the Jews looked to Zion as the home of their God whom David believed he had trapped in a box.
None of these people worshiped the CREATOR of mountains by listening to HIS word and they all used music and theatrical performance, often in fear, when trying to worship God with the works of human hands.
However, Christ put an end to worship in time and place and physical hills and mountains when he told the Samaritan woman that He came with the TRUTH and not to be entertain, fed, clothed or known in a personal way:
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. John 4: 19
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. John 4: 20
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. John 4: 21
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews. John 4: 22
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4: 23
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4: 24
Zion and Gerezim are PLACES and therefore the HUMAN SPIRIT is the new place of worship. The Spirit is the regenerated nature of the mind. Paul told the Corinthians in chapter two that the HOLY SPIRIT is to us THE MIND OF CHRIST. Therefore, worship is not in LOOKING TO THE HILLS trying to seduce people but in the mind.
We come individually and boldly before the throne of God in the Most Holy Place. That PLACE is the MIND of absolute DARKNESS and utter SILENCE. Therefore, the singy-clappy CHILDREN playing games INTEND to keep your mind off the MASCULINE JEHOVAH- SAVED or Jesus and make you worship Sophia and Zoe the "superior" goddesses of the feminist takeover:
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. John 4: 25
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. John 4: 26
Jesus said that when He returned to His Heavenly Glory and Majesty as FULL DEITY they would not be concerned about the flesh--even His flesh. Rather, worship in the human spirit is related ONLY to the Words of Christ
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
Therefore, Paul who was inspired by the Spirit Lord Who came in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, never remotely associated the manipulation of the human body or voice or music or even singing as WORSHIP IN SPIRIT. Rather, his almost unique "worship" word means to give HEED to Christ by GIVING HEED to His Word. Paul told Timothy to "give attendance to the public reading of the Word, to exhortation of that WORD and to the DOCTRINE contained in that Word."
I don't know what the end-time Babylon Whore worship will look like other than it is devoted to those things people LUST AFTER, to false teaching, to musical excitement and to commerce--trying to sell their PRODUCTS as having the mediating power to bring you into God's presence. There is NOTHING else on the scene of forseeable future which better fits the Babylon Harlot worship which will end as it began: with musical seduction and total disrespect for the Word of God, the LOGOS in competition to "SUPERIOR SISTER, ZOE."
Another version to show that the Levitical singers were never vile enough to enter into the Holy Place as a TYPE of the body or church of Christ.
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