The Perdition Engine is the term Christian
Media has been using for the Spiritual phenomenon that concerns the divided
“house” of the Devil, in which the “two parts” (Zechariah
13:8) of “Death” and “Hell” function symbiotically.
We have previously suggested that the rebellious angel
identified as Lucifer may not have thought to overthrow
God, as much as he has endeavored to emulate the triune nature of God that he
has observed in the heavenlies.
“I will exalt my throne above the
stars of God…I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like
the most high” (Isaiah 14:14).
Whether or not Satan thinks that his attempt at short
circuiting the authority of the LORD will actually allow him to replace God is
unknown. It may be the Devil originally thought that his rebellion would only
result in him preserving his own prior standing (which he perceived was
threatened by the creation of mankind – I Peter 1:12), and that
revolt would only establish his rule over the earth – as well as the
“stars of God.” Indeed, the fact that the metaphoric Dragon has
emulated the LORD’s triune nature points in this direction.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like
frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast,
and out of the mouth of the false prophet” (Revelation 16:14).
In any event, Satan’s revolt challenges the
sovereignty of the LORD, and like a Spiritual cancer, it must be destroyed.
That the “engine” that moves
“Hell” so that it feeds into “Death” (to the dishonour
of the dragon) is a lethal threat to all of God’s Triuniverse is
indisputable, so we have endeavored to facilitate the knowledge that God has
encoded in His word concerning the system Satan has utilized. The LORD loves
the world, and He desires that we receive the regenerative method He has chosen
to rescue us from Satan’s iniquitous plan.
“For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
As part of the LORD’s program of redemption, He
has warned us about the threat of Satan’s tactics.
“He revealeth the deep and secret
things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with
him” (Daniel 2:22).
recognizes the LORD’s message concerning Satan’s ploy and it is
related to the dragon’s “divided” nature. Jesus indicated
that Satan’s domain cannot stand, because of this two-fold (read divided)
“If a kingdom be divided against itself,
that kingdom cannot stand” (Mark 3:24).
It is because Lucifer has been
transformed from an anointed angel to an adversary, the Scriptures show
he functions with what we call Antithetical Energy. We’ve learned,
for example, that when Christian Media attracts those that are drawn
primarily because they oppose (or hate) the same things we oppose, it
utilizes this ungodly principle.
In such cases, that person frequently has an agenda
that is not the same as our calling under the LORD, wherein we are one with
God. In other words, the worldly adage that says “the enemy of my enemy
is my friend,” is generated by a divided mindset, and
should be avoided.
Conversely, the way of the cross is to become one with
Christ, so we seek to identify the Father’s will in our lives.
“We all, with open face beholding as
in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image
from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord” (II
It is the Holy Spirit, working in us,
that joins us to the Father, through the person of Christ.
This is a triune formula, and it is based upon the divine architecture
engineered by the cornerstone, who built the temple of God.
“[We] are built upon the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20).
Notice the triune equation, in which we see the two
parts, the “apostles” and the “prophets,” as well as
“Jesus Christ,” who is the Lord “himself,” as the
“third part” in this verse. This tells us the “two
parts” which Zechariah speaks of, are not necessarily evil, but they are
finite (or less than the LORD), in the equation.
This is a similar example to the two parts which were
seen in the transfiguration, in which Elijah and Moses
appeared when Christ was revealed in His glory.
“And [He] was transfigured
before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and…there appeared unto
them Moses and Elias talking with him” (Matthew 17:2, 3).
This supports the concept that the pivotal Zechariah 13
text speaks of an earthly death of the physical, and a third part which is
“In all the land, saith the Lord, two
parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third
shall be left therein” (Zechariah 13:8)
Simultaneously, the Antithetical Energy previously
referred to is based on the Spirit of Antichrist, as the end result of the work
of Hell (identified with the “False Prophet”), as it
moves mankind to Death (identified with
“Antichrist”), by motivating choices whose common denominator is
that that they always benefit self. Thus, the dragon’s whole
agenda was driven by self interest.
ascend in heaven, I will exalt my
throne above the stars of God: I
will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the
north: I will ascend above the heights of the
clouds; I will be like the most high” (Isaiah
As we have repeatedly stated, we can find this pattern
of two parts finite, and the third part divine, all over the Scriptures.
For instance, when the Judaean establishment became
intensely concerned about the degree of popularity Jesus was enjoying among the
masses, we again see the Zecharian, Triuniversal formula.
“Then gathered the chief
priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do
we? For this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will
believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place
and nation. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him
to death” (John 11:47, 48, 53).
At this time, the Jewish council was functioning as the
False Prophet, inhabited by the Spirit of Hell. As they
evaluated Jesus -- the third part – they feared the Romans. We
note the “council” in this verse had two parts – the
“chief priests,” and the “Pharisees” -- in contrast to
the “third part” (Zechariah 13:8), “this man” in
John’s text. Since the Jews were the religious party in the configuration
(as opposed to the Romans), this confirms they were already inhabited by the
Spirit of Hell.
From the Exodus on down, Israel had been appointed to
be the mediators of salvation, and just like Lucifer (whose name means
the “light-bearer”), they were designated to shine the light of God
to the Gentiles.
“For, behold, the darkness shall
cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall rise upon
thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy
light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising” (Isaiah 60:2, 3).
In this capacity, Israel was filled with the Spirit of
the Lord. But like Lucifer, they were lifted up with pride, and
instead of exporting the light of God to the Gentiles, they imported the
darkness of the Gentiles. Spiritually “doubling” (see the Christian
Media series Double, Double: Déjà vu in Bible Prophecy) the
fall of Lucifer (under his many pseudonyms, such as Baal), Israel
became filled with the Spirit of Hell.
“When Ephraim spake trembling, he
exalteth himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died” (Hosea
As the Jewish council determined Jesus should be killed,
they exhibited the traits of the False Prophet, while the not-chosen
Gentiles were driven by the Spirit of Death. Remember, the Scorpion
spirit (Hell) wants to kill, but cannot, while the Serpent Spirit
(Death), has the power to kill, but resists it.
Further, it is the Life of God in JESUS CHRIST
that impacted the Spirits of Death and Hell.
“All things that are reproved are made manifest
by the light; for whatsoever doth make manifest is light” ( Ephesians
In Isaiah’s 14th chapter which I
already cited (where the father of lies wants to be like the most high),
we see the Spirit of Hell stirring up the Spirit of Death.
“Hell from beneath is
moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead
for thee” (Isaiah 14:9).
This is a picture of the activity of the Spirits, when Hell
seeks to bring forth Death, because of its unfulfilled desire to
kill the Life that is in God.
We see the same dynamic in an episode of Daniel,
where the text tells us there were 120 princes of the Persian Union, with three
presidents over them.
“And over these three presidents; of
whom Daniel was [chief]. Then this Daniel was preferred
above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him”
(Daniel 6:2, 3).
The two presidents and the princes hated Daniel, but
were powerless to kill him, so they hatched a plan. Turning to the king who had
the authority to execute, they proposed a program of religious unity that
forbade unauthorized prayer for a set period. When Daniel disobeyed the edict,
they accused him before the king, insisting he be executed. King Darius,
although he had the authority to inflict the death penalty, was saddened as he
had been inadvertently maneuvered into casting Daniel into a lion’s den.
“The king….was sore displeased
with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver hm” (Daniel
The divided nature of Hell is prevalent
in the text as the two presidents led the charge against Daniel,
in the dual kingdom of the Medes and the Persians.
“Then these men assembled unto the
king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes
and Persians is, that no decree nor statute
which the king established may be changed” (Daniel 6:15).
Many remember the story of Daniel in the lion’s
den from their earliest time, for Daniel the prophet was preserved from the
earthly death envisioned by the “two parts.” In the wake of the
obvious miracle in which the Lord “shut the lion’s mouth” (Daniel
6:22), the king orders the death of Daniel’s accusers. He
subsequently issues a decree that everyone in his kingdom honor Daniel’s
“I make a decree, That in every
dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is
the living God…So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in
the reign of Cyrus the Persian” (Daniel 6:26, 28).
This intervention by the LORD of glory laid the
political groundwork, for before Daniel’s time, the prophet Isaiah
had actually named Cyrus, prophesying of the later king
who would give the decree to liberate Judaea from the bondage perpetrated by
Persia’s predecessor, the Babylonians.
“Thus saith the Lord…that saith
to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be
built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. That saith of Cyrus,
He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure…For Jacob my
servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy
name, though thou hast not known me” (Isaiah 44:24, 26; 45:4, 5).