In the last chapter of The Spirit of Prophecy, I tackled the idea of aliens and UFOs, but have mainly concentrated on the subjects of the other chapters on this blog.
The question remains, however, are aliens and UFOs a foreign idea to Scripture, or can they actually be found there? What are UFOs anyway? Does this subject have anything to do with the Great Delusion spoken about in Scripture?
At a prophecy conference I attended in the mid 1990s, Grant Jefferey made an observation that made a great impression on me. He stated that those people who have reported having made contact with alien beings have all had one thing in common. They have all had some prior experience with the Occult.
It may have been playing with Ouija boards, one time, or taking some hallucinogenic drug, going to a psychic, undergoing hypnosis, or some other Occult experience. Don’t forget Yoga, and other forms of contemplative “prayer”. All of these experiences are common with the ancient practices of divination.
Gary Bates, of Creation Ministries International, has written an excellent book on the subject of UFOs and aliens, which I used when researching for the Spirit of Prophecy, “Alien Intrusion”. You can read more about it at his website . Mr. Bates’ book is very scientific, and highly recommended. While I have come to similar conclusions, for my part, I was more interested in what the bible says about this phenomenon than the experiences of others.
You may have picked up on it already, that the beings that claim to be aliens from another part of the universe, are actually angelic beings, from another dimension. In fact many of these beings use names that once were the names of ancient pagan gods! Now, that is interesting! If these beings once claimed to be gods, and now claim to be aliens, when were, or are they lying?
So. Are they to be found in the pages of the bible? Angels are mentioned, and also devils, but are they ever seen in the modern form of aliens? I think so. Have a look at a verse from the later part of Revelation.
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 of John 16:13
It’s rather strange to refer to unclean spirits as frogs, isn’t it? Why would John use such terminology? I think the answer is that John was not familiar with 20th and 21st century depictions of aliens as “Little green men”. John had seen frogs along the shore of the lake of Galilee, and perhaps the Jordan river, and maybe even in some of the swamps of Israel, but he was not privy to modern alien movies and cartoons.
How about frogs?
I think the best explanation as to what John saw coming out of the mouth of the Beast, the False Prophet, and the Dragon, is that he saw demons, looking like little green men.
The rock group Styx was one of my favorite bands when I was a teenager. Their album “The Grand Illusion” was one I actually owned.
The song from the album “Come Sail Away” was one of the top ten rock ballads of all time, depending on who you ask, of course. The music is brilliant, and designed to hook the listener, with its catchy tune and rising crescendo. In the mean time it is teaching a philosophy. Look at what he is saying in his lyrics, specifically the last two verses;
Come Sail Away
Songwriter: DE YOUNG, DENNIS
“A gathering of angels appeared above my head,
They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said,
They said come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads,
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me,”
“I thought that they were angels, but to my surprise,
We climbed aboard their starship, we headed for the skies
Singing come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me…”
Come Sail Away lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group. Lyrics found at http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/styx/come+sail+away_20132868.html Content used under fair use guidelines.
In the third verse he speaks of “a gathering of angels” singing a “song of hope”. Their “song of hope” is “come sail away with me”. In the next verse it turns out that the angels are actually aliens, and they take him away on their “starship”.
Amazingly Dennis De Young has actually told the truth in this song, albeit in a backward sort of way. The beings that once were identified as angels, now want to be identified as aliens! Of course they still are angels, they just want you to think they are aliens.
If you have been following this blog you will be aware that I have identified the people descended from Jacob’s brother Esau as the people of the Antichrist. The little book of Obadiah is an End Times letter addressed to the people of Edom, the descendants of Esau. In this book there is a curious statement that fits very well with the lyrics above;
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. Obadiah 1:4
The Lord is not saying that these people could actually go to the stars. What he is saying is that even if they could, he could still find them and drag them down to Judgment.
But why would the people of Edom think they could go to the stars? I think the answer lies in the End Times delusion. The “aliens” the Antichrist is in contact with, will tell him that they can take him to the stars. I think they will tell him that Jesus Christ is “just another alien”, like them. They will tell him that if things go wrong, they will protect him somewhere “out there” in the universe. He, and his people, will believe them because their thinking is so small that they don’t believe that Jesus is actually the God who created the universe.
There are numerous websites, and groups, that already claim that Jesus was an alien, or half-alien! Satan is already working on his End Times delusion!
This also explains why Jesus said;
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30
So why would the tribes of earth mourn, and not bow down and confess that Jesus is Lord? It is because they are still deluded. They think that “the sign of the Son of man in heaven” is a hostile starship orbiting the earth, and coming to take over the planet! Rather than bow to the King of kings, the one who died for them, they will pick up any weapon available and go to Jerusalem to fight Him! It will result in the complete slaughter of those armies!
The believers will also mourn, knowing what is coming! They will mourn for their deluded friends and family, and they will mourn for lost time.
Jesus, when He returns, will act in accord with the expectations of the deluded masses! Why? It is because they have committed the unforgivable sin.
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. Matthew 12:31
The story, in Matthew 12, begins when Jesus is casting out demons, and the priests and Levites attribute this miracle to action by the devil. This is the unforgivable sin; to attribute a genuine miracle by the Holy Spirit to be the work of the devil.
The day is coming when the whole world will witness a genuine miracle of God… the rapture of the Church. In that day, if anyone claims the rapture of the Church was an “Alien abduction” they are essentially saying that Satan has grabbed those people and removed them from the planet. How you react to such an event will determine if you are deluded, or if you are saved.
This then, is the End Times application of the unforgivable sin. What will happen to those people is that the Holy Spirit will no longer convict them of their sin, and they will go to their deaths justified in their own minds.
This blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the ultimate insult against Him. He is here for the purpose of convicting us of our sins, as a favor to us. He doesn’t owe salvation to anyone. All He has to do to condemn anyone forever, is to simply leave us alone. Without the Holy Spirit’s conviction of our sins, we don’t realize how even the smallest sin is an affront to God. Thus, unless He convicts us of those sins, we would never repent or ask for forgiveness.
It is not that they couldn’t physically repent and be saved. They could but they won’t, because the Holy Spirit will leave them alone.
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Revelation 9:21
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. Revelation 16:9
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. Revelation 16:11
So why won’t these people repent, when the judgments of God come against them? It all goes back to the Great Delusion. They believe the world is under attack by a powerful alien entity. They think the planet belongs to them, and this “alien Jesus” is coming to take it from them. Jesus is angry at the same thing the Holy Spirit is angry with. He will not do anything that will wake these people up, rather He will act in accordance with their delusions.
This explains the “strange act” of Isaiah 28:21;
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
Here, in the context of the return of the Lord, he talks about acting strangely. Now, Jesus is the Sovereign Lord. He can act any way he wishes, so why would he act “strangely”? It is because He is keeping his enemies deluded. Why would He want to keep them deluded? Because they have committed the unforgivable sin.
Yet, in His wrath, He is still good enough to forgive them if they were to repent.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thesalonians 2:11-12
So, who is it who sends the strong delusion? It is God, and He will use Satan and his fallen angels to do it. Will he act contrary to the delusion? No, not until Armageddon is over.
I had always heard that the idea of a sword coming from the mouth of Jesus is only figurative, that he will kill His enemies with a word. Given the above, and especially Isaiah 28:21 I’m not so sure anymore. It might actually be literal!
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. Revelation of John 19:21
Now, go back an have a look at the cover of Styx’s album. What is the difference between a “Grand Illusion” and a “Great Delusion”? These two phrases are actually synonymous. They mean exactly the same thing.
Satan likes to play games with his own people. I think this is what he is doing here. Not only does he want to fool God’s people, he wants to keep his own people deluded. His plans for the great delusion are contained on this album. You won’t find them in the song entitled “The Grand Illusion” but in the song entitled “Come Sail Away”. On Judgment day he will mock those who followed his delusion.
Who is the person on the horse? Probably the Antichrist. Who is the female face? Likely Satan himself. He is a cross-dresser after all. He likes to appear beautiful, yet his goal is the destruction of the human race.
Many preachers won’t touch the subject of aliens and UFOs. Perhaps they feel that it is merely foolish dreams and the subject of “B” movies. By doing so they are not doing a service for the members of their flock, who might be left behind after the rapture. Paul said that “we are not ignorant of [the devil’s] devices” (II Corinthians 2:11), yet I am afraid many Christians, and church adherents are very ignorant, and are ripe for a great delusion!