In the latter time of their kingdom, when transgressors are come to the full, a king of fiercecountenance shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty but not by his own power. (Daniel 8:23)
As the calender of the year changed from December 1, to the first of January, God began to speak to me by revelation and to teach me in greater depth how the "territorial spirits" which rule over nations and kingdoms, also inhabit regions such as the realm of time. This was the second time in some 15 years that God has brought me a word concerning the principality spirit KRONOS. The first, an introduction to this demon, came as we prayed for a young woman who had scheduled an abortion for herself. Her Christian mother requested prayer. As we sought the Lord concerning this situation, I heard the spirit of the Lord say so distinctly that the identity of the demonic spirit we were battling was KRONOS! The second time God spoke to me was over a period of several days, between late December 2002, and early January 2003.
The principality KRONOS with the figure a lion, is seen as the devourer of time. There is no time to kill or to waste. The bible teaches us to "redeeom the time for the days are evil.
As Sol,who receives worship from those who worship the host of heaven, the KRONOS "principality is seen as a counterfeit "King of the Heavens," and is frequently seen with a serpent coiled about his body. The sevenfold windings of the snake are definitely connected with the planets and the coils themselves indicate the course of the sun through the zodiac. The sun has thus become part of the god; he is the sun determining time in its course. He tes the zodiac and as such is Chronos, Time. KRONOS is also depicted as "Ruler of the 4 winds," with 4 wings, or surrounded by "wind gods" or seasons. He's said to "order the seasons." It's time to know that our "times and prophetic " are in God's hand, and we do not have to live our lives subjected to demons. Some of you may have read the article The Southern Cross & Counterfeit "I AM" which covers this topic, to some degree.
KRONOS AS FALSE LIGHT BRINGER & KING OF THE GOLDEN AGE
KRONOS means "The horned one". From krn, "a horn." Krn, the verb which kronnos comes from, signifies either "to put forth horns", or "to send forth rays of light". Nimrod was deified as "the horned one", and this name/title stuck in reference to "the shiner" or "the light-giver". The worship of KRONOS goes back to ancient Babylon, and to Nimrod, who was a mighty hunter. The name Nim-rodh, is derived from Nimr, "a leopard." And rada, "to subdue." The name Nimrod, is from Mered, "to rebel." The book Two Babylon's, by Bishop Hislop; covers the topic, of Nimrod, as a mighty hunter before the Lord. () He is noted as the "subduer," a a mighty horseman, who developed the use of horses, in the chase.
In ancient Rome, KRONOS was worshipped as the "King of the Golden Age," and depicting freedom. The feet of his image in the pagan temple, which were normally swathed and tightly restricted with wool, were unbound. Everyone wore a pilleus, or wool "freedom hat," a sign of liberty. There's a more contemporary "freedom hat," from central Asia, being sold in Montana.
This pakul (pakol, pakoul) wool hat, or Muslim cap worn is by tribal men of Pakistan & Afghanistan. These "Freedom Fighter" caps are from the Chitral region of Pakistan, and are worn as an alternative to the turban or skull cap. One size fits all, since you can roll it up or stretch the brim and roll it looser to suit your sense of style
What other signs can be seen, of the introduction of the worship of the principality spirit on a national level? Islam recruiting and utilizing "secular music." Singer Cat Stevens, after selling 25 million record albums, withdrew from public life, changed his name to Yusuf Islam and began releasing Islamic albums. Stevens turned to Islam, following an illness, when he was given a copy of the Koran.
Some years ago, God gave me a revelation concerning a spirit of "musical and doctrinal enchantment." The Latin term "enchantment," means "to bring in through singing." Spirits also work through men using the ancient "colonization principle." In 1998, we received a newsletter from a ministry, stating that Islamics were sending 10,000 missionaries to Pennsylvania.
How is it that pagan belief originating as a baal spirit, with polytheism, and incorporating "sun worship," can become monotheistic? As those cultures with worship that originated with Baal, and Babylon, such as the Phoenicians, spread westward, they came into contact with the monotheistic Semites. The demonic principality, altered it's course, through various war campaigns, that enlarged borders, and as need be to accomplish goals, it changed it's appearance, from polytheistic, to monotheistic, and back to polytheistic again, like a chameleon. See: (See: God of Forces.)
JOSEPHUS ACCOUNTS OF ISRAELITE DEPORTATIONS
Josephus (Ant 9. 14, 2), records that the Assyrian king Shalmaneser invaded Phoenicia, and probably Samaria, which was in league with it, on the same occasion. Shalmaneser was not a successful leader, so allies may have hoped that this would provide opportunity to shake off the oppressive Assyria yoke. However, this hope was vanquished, when on the appearance of Shalmaneser, Hoshea submitted, writing that he too "became his servant and rendered him tribute." (2 Kings 17:3).
Most of the Phoenician cities seem to have surrendered and made terms with him, with the exception of Tyre, which held out for an additional five years, and was conquered by Sargon, the successor of Shalmaneser. It seems probable that Isaiah 23 refers to this. Historical records, indicate that this campaign consisted of several expeditions into Phoenicia. It's difficult to ascertain when exactly, the first submission of Hoshea was made.
Some feel it may have been the later conquest by Nebuchadnezzar. Tyre's resistance may have encouraged the hope that Shalmaneser might have been defeated by a NATO stype alliance at that time. So Hoshea entered into negotiations with Seve, "the king of Egypt," and this was unsuccessful. The Old Testament as well as the New Testament, teach us, that only when a man's ways please the Lord, because he fully surrenders to God, can God bring "spiritual rest," encompass them with favor as a shield, and cause ones enemies to dwell at "peace with him."
KRONOS & JUSTIFICATION BY WORKS
Kronos was a chief deity of Phoenicia, brought from Babylon, as they migrated west. Ancient epithets, common names or symbols applied to the pagan god Nimrod/KRONOS:
In his book Two Babylons, Bishop Hislop explains that the Romans looked on Kronos as a subterranean and infernal god. His name spoke of the deceit, and subterfuge with which he conquers. The pagan rituals repudiate the worship of Jesus Christ, and His atoning sacrifice, substituting instead, various pagan forms of "blood-letting," to appease their faulty concept of God and what he requires, rather than accepting forgiveness of sins through Messiah, the King of the Universe, Jesus Christ, as "sin-bearer." In this rejection of biblical salvation, and "establishing their own system of salvation through pagan means of blood sacrifice, and justification by works; we see nations, approach God by puncturing themselves with skewers, walking on live coals of fire, waging bloody wars in the name of religion, etc.
Constantine, worshipped the Mithriatic sun-god KRONOS, not Christ Jesus.
Unable to conquer the church by pure Mithraism, he brought 318 bishops to an all expenses paid council, where he made full use of a compromized mixture of Christianity and paganism, that spread "sun worship," into Britain, throughout Europe, into Africa and ultimately, laid foundations for a worldwide belief in Islam.
The "sun worship symbols are found throughout these nations.
It is important to keep in mind this principle from scripture found in Isaiah 24:21.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
The "host of the high ones," speaks of the principalities and powers, or territorial spirits and the "kings of the earth," are the rulers through whom they exercize authority.
It is believed that KRONOS is synonomous with Nimrod, who though long , received his authority from a principality demon. Perhaps you will recall that Nimrod was to his extraordinary position by bringing the people of Babylonia under subjection to him. The Old Testament states that he "began to be mighty on the earth," with his kingdom beginning in Babylon. (Gen 10:8)
The name Kronos signifies "The Horned One." He was worshipped in the east, under the names Bel and Bal. Eusebius writes that the first Assyrian king was named Belus. In September 2000, God gave me a prophetic message entitled The Consolation Of Immanuel The word received inJanuary of 2003, seems to be a continuation or development of that Sept. 2000 message.
Kronos is the Greek term for "Time." The name of the deity KRONOS, means "to subdue."
...And he shall subdue three kings...And he shall ... think to change times and laws - Dan.7:24-25 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God... And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time [Chronos]. - II Thes. 2:3-6 ...that there should be time (kronos) no longer. (Rev.10:6)
THE GNOSTIC AEONS
The ancient Greeks whose philosophies Apostle Paul dealt with, which included gnosticism, worshipped aons, or Aion in the Greek. "Time" refers to age or epoch in history, and also to god who personifies that age. Depicted as winged, lion-headed human entwined by serpents, is often seen standing on the zodiac.
...and he shall subdue three kings...And he shall ... think to change times and laws - Dan.7:24-25 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God... And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time [Chronos]. - II Thes. 2:3-6 ...that there should be time (kronos) no longer. - Rev.10:6
It figures in the mysteries of Mithras, the Lord of Time...and he shall subdue three kings... And he shall ... think to change times and laws - Dan.7:24-25 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God... And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time [Chronos]. - II Thes. 2:3-6 ...that there should be time (kronos) no longer. - Rev.10:6 This spirit has infiltrated the church.
We read of the atrocities of the the blood of child sacrifice as seen in abortion. But in society, wars, greed,and many other evils, come under the influence of this spiritual force, which from ancient times has been called KRONOS, which works to destroy thelives of both s and children.
Child sacrifice goes back to Old Testament times, and was a regular and accepted practice among pagan religions and cultures. The practice infiltrated more civilized monotheistic societies, such as Israel.
KRONOS THE MITHRIATIC IDOL
The most common pagan deity associated with the sin of child sacrifice was the Phoeniciian Kronos. Constantine during a battle with his rival Maxentius army, claims to have received a vision of a "cross in the sky." He said that under it, were the words "In this sign conquer." History records that he continued to worship Sol (Baal) He took over the government of Rome,issuing the Edict of Milan, a decree of religious tolorance.
Kronos is depicted in Mithraic (the sun worship of Constantine and his armies) statues, lion-headed, the winged human figure is often shown standing on a globe marked with that cross, signifying the change in time or season which was wrought. .
This was the spirit of Chemosh to the Moabites. He was the Ammonite god Molech. He was also known as Baal to the Canaanites, Dagon to the Philistines. The name differed, but the rituals were the same.
God showed me, as I waited on Him in prayer for the year 2003, and whatever He may want to share with the church, in the way of direction; that this new year clearly has a "different spirit" that has moved in, to rule over it, and it's extending it's influence in a marked way. There has been an actual transfer of demonic authority, from one principality spirit to another," as the Satan works to accumulate followers, and to build and spread his kingdom of darkness, over the earth. Some of understanding shall fall, to try them and to prove them and to make them white..." (Daniel 11)
THE MILITARY INFLUENCE OF KRONOS
Constantine and his armies worshipped a mithriatic " God of Forces, which is an integral part of the KRONOS principality influence. To more fully understand the sway that this spirit has held over the nations, we must see that a demonic spirit is not an "ethnic" but a spiritual force, which simply exerts whatever authority it can gain access to, to rule over the souls of men.
Therefore, with the Mithriatic spirit, of sun worship, you can see the influence of this principality over Japan, with the emblem of the sun on it's flag.
In times of war, we see KRONOS influence in the wanton destruction of children. The religious hatred is so greatly stirred, that blood is frequently seen at a frenzied peak.
SALVATION VS THE HOLOCAUST MENTALITY
From ancient times, people of faith have arisen, like the Hebrew midwives Shiphrah and Puah, in the days of Moses, when the infants were being killed. (Exodus 1:15) For years, there has been a consistent move to deva lue the sanctity of life. Never has it been so important to emphasize that without a vision the people perish. (Prov. 29:18) Make sure that your church has a spiritual vision! Teach your children that they have a prophetic destiny in God. Life is not futile. In his epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul states under the unction of the Holy Spirit:
The creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who subjected the same in hope. Because the creation also shall be delivered from the of corruption,into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. (Romans 8:19-22)
Abraham didn't give up! He and his wife's infertility did not deter his belief in God. He battled for his own "blended family, when there were problems regarding Isaac and Ishmael. He also fought for the extended family such as Lot, for whom he risked his life with the kings of Sodom, redeemed him from the hand of the enemy, and a great victory was wrought through his faith.
There have been prayer breakthroughs in these areas for us too, which have caused those forces which had embanked against the work of the cross of Christ, to be dissolved. You will sense that those who once seemed to be your opponents, are not this way. There is more of an openness now. It's time to use this to sow into these hearts, by "speaking God's word," to them, or to accomplish necessary things.
WALK IN THE SPIRIT & YOU WON'T FULFILL CRAVINGS OF THE LOWER NATURE
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the
lust of the flesh. For the flesh s against the Spirit, and the Spirit
against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye
cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be lead of the Spirit, ye are not
under the law." (16-17)
But now,after that ye have known God; or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements,whereunto ye desire again to be in ? Ye observe days, andmonthes, and times, and years. I am afraidofyou, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain. (Gal. 4:9-11)
The New Testament uses two Greek words to denote time. One is KAIROS, which focuses attention on a specific measured time period, and the other KRONOS, which indicates a "measured time period." Biblical articles concerning "time" frequently address issues such as the use of time, and the Christian's need for diligence, or not being slothful or lazy.
The bible teaches that the hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be under tribute!" (Prov. 12:24) Caring about things like showing up at work or church on time, is part of our Christian testimony. This article will discuss the deceiving spirit named Kronos, who rules over the realm of time, and why the Christian needs to "walk in the Spirit," or that eternal realm where God dwells "In Christ" even as the new birth has placed the believer "In Christ."
Our God, who is "in Christ Jesus" reconciling the world to Himself, is supremely the Lord of the universe. The tests and trials that God allows us to go through, teach us of our great need to see that faith must transcend this thing called time. It should not surprise us, that we go through great spiritual warfare, over times and seasons in which we feel God should do this or that, that we want Him to do. And when this is not always forthcoming, demons can and do tempt Christians with bitterness, discouragment, or self pity.
FIGHT FOR ONE ANOTHER
The Patriarch Abraham was given the promise of a son in his old age, yet God did not fulfill this for 25 years. This couple were greatly tested, until the word of the Lord was fulfilled in their lives. Abraham's descendants have since become as the stars in number, just as God said.
Time in itself is not evil. But God must be the Lord of our time, if we are to see the prophetic times and seasons work in our lives the blessings, and prosperity that God intends it to. Make time your servant, and as "one with the Spirit of God, (I Cor. 6:17) reign over it," and you will not fulfill the will of the powers of darkness for time, but you will see that God and perfect will of God come to pass, for God is good, and there has not failed one word of all His good promises! (1 Kings 8:56)
In the "fulness of time," God brought forth His son, made of a woman, made under the law,to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the "adoption of sons." (Gal. 4:4) The fact that today you do not see the fulfillment of a prophetic word, in your life or that of another, does not mean that it's not a true word of God. It only means that God is not on your schedule, or mine. (Gen. 17:1f, 21:12)
The scriptures tell us that "Tribulation worketh patience." (Romans 5:3, James 1:3)
BELIEVING AHEAD OF THE SEASON
On the other hand, at the marriage of Cana, at the insistance of someone He loved, Jesus performed an incredible miracle, in turning water into wine; though at first He hesitated, as if he would not do this for Mary, and He said: "Woman, what do I have to do with you, mine hour is not yet come." (John 2:1-12) Does God's word seem to tarry in your life? Do not become discouraged, but as the Psalmist David fought discouragment, "ENcourage yourself in the Lord." Stay strong in faith, giving glory to God! The realm of the Spirit is far above the realm of time.
While this natural realm is concerned with such issues as eons, and ages, and the need for schedules, we see in the life of Jesus Christ, that He teaches us many things about time, and it's limitations. Yet with God all things are possible to him that believes. Lazarus had been ill, and his sisters wanted Jesus to heal their brother. While the Lord tarried, the man died. There was great grief in Mary's heart, as she exclaimed to Jesus later: Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died!
Jesus replied: Take away the stone. (Covering the entrance of the sepulchre.) Martha said: Lord, he's been 4 days, and the body is under going decomposition. (John 11:39) But Jesus said: I am the resurrection and the life! The Lord tarried that a greater glory might be made manifest, and tells us in His word: Didn't I say to you that if you'd believe, you'd see the glory of God? (John 11:40) In this, Jesus Christ demonstrated his authority over , over the realm of time, with it's natural laws and limitations, and over any demonic spirits whichutilite this natural realm called time. We do not have to come under the influence of the demonic powers.
To overcome the "Spirit of Kronos," we as believers must live and move and have our being in Christ Jesus. We must present our bodies as living sacrifices, that we might prove that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Rom. 12:2) God has given me this word concerning the "Spirit of Kronos," as a warning, that as the church we must prevail, in and through Jesus Christ, for in many ways you will find yourself "tempted, by this spiritual force."
THE SPIRIT OF KRONOS KNOWN AS "FATHER TIME"
"You have one Father, even God..."
The "spirit of Kronos," as an agricultural figure, is depicted as the New Year's "Old Man & The Scythe." He is representative of "the ripener, or harvester, and Father Time." This demonic spirit is identical to that of CHEMOSH, to whom child sacrifice, including cannibalism was offered. Solomon, who once was the wisest man that ever lived, came under the influence of this principality, and built an altar to this spirit.
Under King Hezekiah's reforms in 623 BCE, the king announced that Yahweh was the only god to be worshiped. Israel had been given the revelation that God is one. They'd held this for many years. But as they fellaway from faith in Yahweh the the covenant keeping God, and intermingled with heathen practices, they took on the beliefs of the foreign gods. (2 Kings 22:8) Hilkiah the high priest found the long lost "book of the law" in "the house of Jehovah." This was also authenticated by Huldah the prophetess. The "words of the book of the covenant" were read before Israel at that time. King Hezekiah commanded that all of the temple vessels, altars, idols and other equipment that had been used in the worship of Pagan gods and goddesses must be destroyed.
During this era, the Israelites were worshiping Asherah, Baal, Chemosh, Milcom, Molech, the sun, the moon, the planets etc. at that time, in addition to Yahweh. The Pagan priests were executed, and thehouses of prostitution associated with these pagan temples were demolished.
YOU WILL SEE THE MOST GROSS ATROCITIES
Years ago, an intercessor shared a vision God gave, in which He she was appalled at the witchcraft and the atrocities going on in the earth. In the late 1980's, I was also shown visions of "things to come." God spoke of that which would occur as deluding spirits were unleashed. Believers have the advantage that "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power (spiritual authority) and a sound mind, or sound judgment.
Some time ago, we received a newsletter from a local "Right To Life" organism in Redmon, Wa. documenting the cannibalism of infant fetuses, in the latest health food craze in China. One woman doctor wrote that the fetuses she'd devoured, were like plump little sausages, and told how to cook these in a bit of miso soup.
In this world, "father time," is the all too familiar symbol of an old man with white hair, carrying a scythe. What does he represent? The ancient Greek god Kronos, whose sacrifices were practiced at least until 300 A. D. . We derive our "chronograph" which measures time, from this Greek term. Kronos depicts "the silent but grim reaper." uman sacrifice was practiced at least until 300 A. D.
Kronos companion depicts the New Year as a "baby." The infant, whose symbol many are familiar with, is said to be the deity DIONYSUS or BACCHUS, the Greek god of wine. He is worshipped in paganized cultures at the onset of the New Year with surfeiting and drunkeness, as well as throughout the year.
The tradition of using a baby to signify the new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It was their tradition at that time to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of new birth or rebirth. Early Christians denounced the practice as pagan. The "baby as symbolic of the New Year, was brought to America by the Germans. They had used the effigy since the fourteenth century.
In the New Testament, we see the figure of an infant used in speaking of "the Manchild," or manifestation of the sons of God, for whom the world travails in pain together until now. (Romans 8:22, Rev. 12) To these faithful remnant, God says: Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be overtaken with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of life, that that day (warned of) comes upon you suddenly like a snare, for it will come upon all who dwell upon the face of the earth. But watch at all times, and pray that you may have strength to escape all these things which shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21) ...And having done all to stand...with that full armour of God. To the Christian, Jesus promises "new wine," saying: Be not drunk with wine wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit. (Jude 20)
HOW DO KRONOS & HIS KINDRED SPIRITS TEMPT?
BE LIFTED UP YE EVERLASTING DOORS
Lift up your heads O gates! And be lifted up ye everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may come in! Who is the King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts He is the King of Glory! (Psalm 2:7-10) In ancient Rome, the first day of the year was given over to honoring Janus, the god of gates and doors and of beginnings and endings. In ancient time, the Romans looked back to what had occurred in the past year, and thought of what the coming year may bring. The month of January is named after this god. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking forward, and the other back. As God spoke to me about this New Year, He gave a warning regarding looking back. There is a new beginning in Jesus Christ, and there have been prayer breakthroughs to give us victories in this day and hour. We must not gauge whether our endeavors will be successful, on past failures, but on God's presence in our lives and His unchanging word, the Bible.
We are not limited to a door being opened in the natural realm, for our success or failure in God. Jesus Christ says: "I AM the Door." In another sense, as we enter into Christ Jesus through the new birth, living, moving and having our being in the Lord, our obediences to the leading of the Spirit of God, will open doors for ourselves and others.