Horus (Nimrod) The Sun god

 

 

Israel

And Baal Worship

By Pastor Robert L Davis

 

Throughout the bible there are several references to Israel’s worship of false gods, in particular one called Baal or Baalim. In a recent study of a Sunday School lesson I encountered the names of two gods linked together at least twice in reference. They were Baal and Ashteroth. I wanted to know why these two would be linked, so I did some research on the subject. This is what I found.

 

Ashteroth or some variation on that spelling was recorded as being the Phoenician goddess of love. I was aware of the fact that the goddess of love was worshipped by many names and I knew that all of those names actually pointed back to one person; someone called Samirieas (or some variation on that spelling). I became curious as to who Baal would be revealed to be and I found that the name meant lord, master, or husband. It was then that I realized that Baal is linked to Ashteroth because they are husband and wife. This was only the beginning of my surprise.

 

Once I realized who Ashteroth really was, and I discovered that Baal was her husband, I realized that they were in actuality Nimrod and his wife/mother, Samirieas. It was then that I came to realize that Israel was not wo4rshipping a whole host of false gods, they were actually only worshipping one and his name was Nimrod. I found that Nimrod was called the sun god and under that name he was known as Horus. He was also known in the bible as Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14) and Israel worshipped him under that name.  There are many names that Nimrod uses to correspond with the name of his wife/mother, names such as Mars and Venus or Isis and Osiris. Nimrod’s wife was known to the Ephesians by the name of Diana. Nimrod was also known as Orion. All of these different names can obscure the truth if we are not careful. But the fact is that, regardless of the name, the personage of the false gods goes back to the fall of the tower of Babel and the king that ruled at that time, Nimrod.

 

Nimrod becomes an important figure in this because it was he that started all of the wickedness that spread from Babel throughout all the world. When the people were of one mind and one speech and under one king, they became perverted and offended God by building the tower. Nimrod ruled over them when they were all one and his rule allowed for the creation of false religions and the worship of himself as a god. When God separated the people and confused their languages, the different groups drifted away and became different people. Many of the groups that were separated continued to worship nimrod as a god and as time passes they used other names and images to portray him. The groups that continued to worship him are known by the fact that God instructs Israel to destroy them. These were Jebusites, Hittites, Hivites, Caananites, Girgashites and many others. Egypt is a descendant of one of these groups of people and as such Egypt worship Nimrod, only over time the name had changed.  Israel learned the worship of these false gods while in Egypt and they spent hundreds of years worshipping them along with the Egyptians. After the death of Joseph and the fathers the people of Israel integrated themselves into Egyptian society and became prosperous. They became worshippers of the same gods that the Egyptians had and they had long since forgotten the God of Jacob, Joseph, and their fathers. When Israel was set free from the bondage that they were under in Egypt they brought great riches out with them. They were not allowed to bring any graven images of the false gods out with them, but they did bring them out in their hearts. When they were across the Red Sea and safe, they started to remember the false gods and all the good times that they had in Egypt. Therefore, when they encountered the first problem in the wilderness, they turned back to the false gods that they had known all their lives. The golden calf that Aaron crafted in the wilderness was a representation of a false god that they had worshipped in Egypt. They wanted to use the golden calf to go before them as they return to Egypt and to the worship of false gods. This indicates to us that they never abandoned the worship of the false gods in their hearts they only put forth the outward impression that they had done so.

 

It may seem on the surface that Israel has nothing to do with Nimrod because Nimrod ruled Babel hundreds of years before Abraham or Israel can into being but the truth is that there is a connection and this connection has caused Israel to repeatedly return to the worship of Nimrod under the name of Baal throughout its history. 1 Kings 11:5, Judges 10:6, 1 Samuel 7:”4, 1 Kings 11:33,2 Kings 22:13and Judges 3:7 are just a few scriptures showing that throughout their history Israel has continued to worship Baal and in many cases Ashteroth as well. These are indications of Israel’s infidelity in the past, but there are signs in today’s time that show us that they continue to do so today. One sign of their continued worship of Nimrod or Baal is found in their celebration of their Jubilee. Israel of today became a nation in 1948 and they celebrated their fiftieth anniversary or jubilee in 1998. To commemorate this occasion, Israel produced a limited edition gold coin depicting of all things, the Tower of Babel. There were only 888 of these coins minted and afterward another coin was minted for widespread distribution, but there is a special coin made with the Tower of Babel imprinted on it. The question obviously is why should the Tower of Babel be on an Israeli coin when Israel did not even exist during the time of Babel the Great. The reason is that somewhere inside Israel there are those in power that recognize what they have been doing over the years and they are in agreement with continuing to do it. There are those in Israel that worship Nimrod and they are of such power that they can commission this special limited edition coin to be minted to his honor. At first glance you may have thought that such a commemorative coin would have been of the Tables of the commandments, or of the Ark of the Covenant, or the Well of Jacob, or some other important event in Israel’s history, but it was not. The coin honors the Tower of Babel, which was the kingdom of Nimrod, who is the husband of Simirieas, who is the goddess of love. Ashteroth is that goddess of love and Baal is her husband. In 1998, Israel was still worshipping Baal.

 

Scripture reports that there will be one more time when Israel as a nation will worship a false god. This will be in the time of the Antichrist. Daniel 11:30-31 tells us that “they” will take away the daily sacrifice and will place the Abomination of Desolation in the seat of God in the Holy Temple. The “they” that is referred to is the religious governing body in Israel. Just as it was the priests and the religious body that were worshipping false gods in Ezekiel 8, so shall it be in the future. The Abomination of Desolation that they place in the temple is not a thing; the abomination is a person. In the future, Israel will actually place a man that they recognize as their god in the temple.  First Thessalonians chapter two tells us that he, as God, sits in the temple of God showing himself that he is God. This is spoken of the Antichrist. Daniel chapter eleven speaks of this man in verses 30-36 as worshipping a strange god in the secret places of the sanctuary. It also states that this man will not honor the God of his fathers, which is the true God. So we can see that Israel in the past and in the present and in the future will continue to knowingly and willingly worship Baal or Nimrod or whatever name he may be using in the future. Israel has linked itself to Baal because it worshipped Baal in Egypt and in the absence of Joseph and the fathers they forgot about the true God. From the coming forth of Egypt, Israel had a love for Baal that corresponds with that of a first-love.  They will carry this torch of love for him until the time that God returns and brings judgment upon them, the nations, and the world. The will there be no further relation between Israel and Baal.

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