THE WAR between Israel and Hamas is, at its core, spiritual.
We call this program P.I.D. Radio because we see our mission as Peering Into Darkness so we are not ignorant of the enemy’s designs. That enemy, as Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, is not human, but supernatural, intelligent evil—principalities, powers, thrones, dominions, archons, and “cosmic rulers over this present darkness.”
The city god of Gaza in the time of Jesus was called Marna (or Marnas), identified by scholar Edward Lipiński as Dagon, chief god of the Philistines as far back as the time of the Judges in Israel. Dagon, or Dagan, was the chief deity of the Amorites along the Euphrates River dating back to the mid-3rd millennium BC, and under the names Enlil, Assur, Kumarbi, Milcom (Molech), Baal-Hammon, Kronos, and Saturn, was believed by pagans to be the father of the gods from the beginning of recorded history well into the Christian era.
As Derek wrote in The Second Coming of Saturn, we believe this entity was the leader of the rebellious sons of God in Genesis 6, named Shemihazah in the Book of 1 Enoch. He is the angel of the bottomless pit—the Destroyer, Abaddon/Apollyon.
That being the case, the horrors of the last seven days should make more sense.
Links to interviews with experts on Islam and Islamic eschatology:
- VFTB 391: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Talking Turkey About the Mahdi
- VFTB 343: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Battle of Dabiq: First Shot in the Apocalypse or the End of ISIS?
- VFTB 299: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Sects, Lies and the Caliphate
- VFTB 289: Dr. Timothy Furnish – ISIS and the Roots of Mahdism
- VFTB 239: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Iran and the Nuke
- VFTB 9/11/22: Raymond Ibrahim – Defenders of the West
- VFTB 10/31/21: Raymond Ibrahim – Persecution
- VFTB 4/5/20: Raymond Ibrahim – Islam, the West, and COVID-19
- VFTB Live: Raymond Ibrahim – Sword and Scimitar
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