The present series, The Perdition Engine,
has heretofore focused on the “two parts” of
the three “parts” of the Triuniverse, that are
predicted by God to be “cut off and die.”
“In all the land, saith the Lord, two
parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left
therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and
will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they
shall call on my name and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and
they shall say, the Lord is my God” (Zechariah 13:8, 9).
The “engine” is a colorful way of
describing how the two Spiritual entities of Death and Hell,
have symbiotically worked in lockstep, throughout the history of the creation,
in an ongoing attempt to kill Life, the “third part,”
in Zechariah’s parlance.
As we’ve sought to show this pattern of Hell
and Death has occurred over thousands of years manifested in our
“earthen vessels” (II Corinthians 4:7), the series has
revealed significant aspects of prophetic truth. One such truth is related to
how the entities of Death and Hell have progressed
from influencing two key individuals that opposed a singular person
endowed with the Life of the Lord.
In a progressive sense, we have seen this process
develop to the point where Death and Hell are in
control of collectives of two groups, working against the Body of
This architecture was epitomized as the Jewish council
leading ancient Judaea (filled with the power of Hell), worked in
concert with the Roman Empire (filled with Death), to bring about
the killing of JESUS CHRIST (filled with Life).
“And [the scribes and Pharisees]
were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to
Jesus” (Luke 6:11).
The Scriptures show the Jewish power was unable to kill
Jesus, so they demanded the Roman power execute him on their behalf. As
we’ve repeatedly noted, the text tells us that “Hell” wants
to kill but cannot, while “Death” has the power to kill, but
resists using it.
In articulating the various Scriptural scenarios where
one “part” was driven by “Hell” to maneuver the second
“part” towards their goal of killing the “third part,”
we’ve learned that because of the cross, the earthly vessels were
reversed from their original identity.
This was seen when the Jews demanded Death
for Jesus; but when the Life of the Lord was manifested (and
subsequently extended to the Gentiles), the Spirit of Hell fled
into the wilderness.
“I will cause the [false]
prophets and the unclean spirit [of Hell] to pass out of
the land” (Zechariah 13:2).
The Spirit of Hell eventually returned to
Jerusalem, where it had been cast out, but found that the “Israel of
God” (Galations 6:16) was now the body of Christ. Thus, the false
prophets that God promised would pass out of the earthly Israel were
destined to progressively re-emerge in the heavenly Israel – the
“Beloved, believe not every spirit,
but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are
gone out into the world” (I John 4:1).
Meanwhile, the Spirit of Death, resisting
the killing of the Life in Christ, found a willing receptacle in
the body of the Christ-rejecting Judaeans.
“Then answered all the people, and
said, His blood (read Death) be on us, and on our children. Then
God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven [read Death]”
(Matthew 27:25, Acts 7:42).
We then realized that Death and Hell
are still with us, but as the Crucifixion Collision turned
everything upside down, Death was now in the Jews, and Hell
was just beginning to progress in the ever growing body of Christ, which was
filled with Life.
“Surely your turning of things upside
down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work
say of him that made it, he made me not? Or shall the thing framed of him that
framed it, He had no understanding?” (Isaiah 29:16).
With the “potter’s clay” easily
identified as Israel, it becomes undeniable the Lord has reversed the
roles of the three earthly “parts” of His creation.
“O house of Israel, cannot I do with
you as this potter? Saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the
potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel” (Jeremiah
This accounts for the many periods in the historical
Christian era when the Christians persecuted the Jews – a complete role
reversal from the time when the Jews persecuted the Christians.
“But the Jews stirred up the devout
and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution
against Paul and Barnabus, and expelled them out of their coasts. [Then]
there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, having stoned Paul,
drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead” (Acts 13:50, 14:19).
On the occasion of the persecution of the Christians at
Antioch in Pisidia, the shift to the Christians as Spiritual Israel was
complete, as announced by the Apostle Paul. Speaking to the Jews who had tried
to kill him, he said the following:
“It was necessary that the word of
God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and
judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. For
so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to
be light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the
ends of the earth” (Acts 13:46, 47).
This was related to a prophecy directed to Israel,
so by Paul saying it was fulfilled by the Christians, he was indirectly
declaring the believer’s identity.
“But now thus saith the Lord that
created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel…I
the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will
keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the
Gentiles” (Isaiah 43:1, 42:6).
The identity transition brought about by the Crucifixion
Collision was not the only profound change that occurred at the time of
the cross. In Part VI of The Perdition Engine, in the process of
relating how the “two parts” of Death and Hell
work against ‘‘the way, the truth, and the Life”
(John 14:6) of Christ, we related the account of two physicists who
published research showing the speed of light is slowing down – a
revolutionary idea since science has long held the velocity of light is
Because the LORD who
created the world is outside of time, He is not subject to the effects of it.
For instance, in the Genesis account of creation, God existed before the
first day. The Word tells us He created light, and the first day.
“And God said, Let
there be light: and there was light. And God called the light Day, and the
darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first
day” (Genesis 1:3, 5).
Light speed is thought to have a definite correlation
to time, as many dating methodologies are related to the radioactive decay rate
in molecular structures. Scientists Barry Setterfield and Trevor Norman
produced data that showed time “slowing down” in the entire
universe. The implication is that in the distant past, light was traveling at a
higher velocity, indicating that ‘‘time” moved much faster.
This would account for the geologic record in which
scientists claim the universe and the world is millions of years old –
supporting the false theory of evolution – whereas the Bible declares a
very young earth. In seeking to support the idea of two factions working
against the truth – we showed how secular science opposed them, as
well as creationists – with the latter functioning as the second of
It seems the organized creationists have focused their
opposition to evolution by seeking to discredit the dating techniques, and the
notion of a “faster” rate of time in antiquity did not help their
position, as one would expect dating techniques to show long ages
from the earliest “time.’’ In this scenario, if the speed
of light was slowing down, so would time.
This would fit certain statements in Scripture, such as
the great longevity of Noah’s generation:
“And all the days of
Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died” (Genesis 9:29).
This would indicate that
Noah’s generation was not necessarily of such a superior stock that they
lasted for hundreds of years, as it suggests that time was moving faster,
thereby the “years” of Noah’s life were far
“shorter” than ours.
Further, there are two
accounts in Scripture providing evidence that the calendars of the
world’s civilizations have indeed changed. In Joshua’s day, a great
battle with the Amorites was extended by the length of an additional day before
the night arrived.
“Then spake Joshua
to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the
children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel , Sun, stand thou still
upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.”
“And the sun stood
still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves . So the
sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole
day” (Joshua 10:11, 12).
Also, in the 8th
century BC, all the world’s calendars were abruptly changed from the 360
day year they had historically reckoned, to the 365.25 day years we now
observe. This coincided with King Hezekiah’s generation, in
which the king asked for a sign, after the LORD promised him a great victory.
“Behold, I will
bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of
Ahaz ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it
was gone down” (Isaiah 38:8).
It has been suggested that
the slowing down of light speed (and time) began at the fall of Adam and Eve,
thus inaugurating the downward cycle. This is consistent with the concept that
“time” was slowing down from a far more rapid pace in antiquity.
Further, when God entered His human creation through the incarnation of His
only begotten Son, the downward deterioration of time would have reached its
low point during the time when Jesus was in the tomb, when Light speed (and
time) began to accelerate once again.
There were, after all,
signs in the heavens at that “time.”
“And the sun was
darkened…And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over
all the earth until the ninth hour” (Luke 23:45,44)
Since God is outside of
the phenomenon of time, this would indicate when light was at its peak
velocity, the “barrier” between God and His creation was minimal.
Thus, Adam and Eve would have been aware of the presence of God.
“And they heard the
voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day….And the
LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?” (Genesis
Fast forward (if
you’ll pardon the expression) to the resurrection of Christ, and we see
an abrupt change, as the LORD reverses the course of the world -- via the
light that flows in through His resurrection –- which transitions all
creation into the AD era, from the BC age which had just ended.
The LORD was risen on the
first day of week, which coincides with the third day, as He
manifests the “third part,” which regenerates all who are led by
Him in the physical world. At the LORD’s resurrection the disciples asked
him about the Kingdom of God, and Christ replied thusly:
“It is not for you
to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in
his own power” (Acts 1:7).
Regarding the time of the
end, Christ specifically said the days would be shortened, a definitive
statement that time is now moving faster.
“And except those
days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for
the elect’s sake those days should be shortened” (Matthew
The regeneration that
occurs as the LORD rescues His creation through the entrance of the light of
God, is referenced in the prophets, in multiple verses dealing with light. They
are usually accompanied by a reference to the work of the Savior.
“Moreover the light
of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be
sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord
bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their
wound” (Isaiah 30:26).
Most of the prophets said
similar things about the resurgence of light, “when he shall give thee
for a light to the Gentiles…for a light of the people” (Isaiah
There is even a reference
to the sun of righteousness that accompanies the healing that God
brings through His Son.
“But unto you that
fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his
wings” (Malachi 4:2).
And finally, the LORD
tells us that His people, Spiritual Israel, will increasingly shine with His
truth, as the end of the age approaches, when Death and Hell
– The Perdition Engine – shall be cast into the Lake
of Fire (Revelation 20:14).
“Then shall the
righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears
to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 13:43).