I recently much expanded an article on Semiramis that I
posted on Facebook some time ago. The overwhelming majority of Christians
have absolutely no idea about what is going on in the spiritual realm. They
think that Semiramis or Ishtar is just a figment of man's imagination and great
stuff for computer games, movies and the like. However, Semiramis (also
known as Babylon
the Great) rules the world today, has completely taken over the Roman Catholic
Church and has worked its way into mainstream Christianity. The
Prosperity Doctrine is a manifestation of its focus on the flesh and its lusts,
along with fornication, pornography, sexual promiscuity, illegitimate children,
abortion, female dominance, greed, illegal drug use, homosexuality, murder and
violence, etc. Well-known church leaders and politicians have fallen to
its lure and lusts.
The church is clueless, along with the rest of the world, as to who the true
enemy and source of our downward spiral is. Until we stand up together
and start to pray to bind up Satan's strong men, we cannot defeat and plunder
Satan's house. Mt. 12:29; Mt. 16:19. "My people are
destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will
also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me: seeing thou hast
forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."
The recent spate of articles on Semiramis posted on Facebook
has drawn some attention to the subject, although of mostly fleeting and
passing interest and likely perceived as some movie character in the last
scenes of Ghost Hunters.. Semiramis,
mother goddess and Queen of Heaven, out of ancient Babylon, is a subject that is much deeper. She is much alive today and far more invasive
of modern culture and religion than one suspects. “None
seeth me.” Is. 47:10.
Some scholars claim that Semiramis is not the correct name for
the first queen of Babylon. Bishop Alexander Hislop's book entitled Two
Babylons was widely castigated because of his supposed error, especially by
the Roman Catholic Church, which Hislop attacks relentlessly. Nevertheless, the original name matters little
in the end. His book is an eye-opener
and although arguably not 100 percent accurate (given that it was written in
1911), it is a treasure trove of information and revelation that can lead to a
paradigm shift in one's worldview.
She was known as the goddess of a thousand names, Mother
Gaea, Cybele, Pele, Kwan Yin, Mother Kali, Ashtorah, Astarte, Ishtar, Venus,
Easter, etc. She is also called the
Virgin Mother of God, the Virgin, Madonna (Is. 47:1, 5. "Madonna is "Lady" in the
the Great (Rev. 17:5), and Queen of Heaven (Jer. 44:17-19). She calls herself God and submits to no man
or deity. She seeks worship. Is. 47:8; Rev. 18:7. "Therefore hear now this,
thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in
thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither
shall I know the loss of children."
Is. 47:8; Rev. 18:7. She is an
evil spirit, a ruler in Satan's kingdom and one of Satan's major tools through
which he rules the earth today. She is
the woman that sits upon the beast in Rev. 17:3 - the headliner, the one on the
marquee in flashing lights. She is found
in almost every corner of society, especially in the West, ever digging into the
very fabric of human psyche and behavior.
Many of our current attitudes in America reflect the much-successful
work of this insidious spirit. She is
surely one of the generals of Satan's army, if not the top, at least up until
Although some details differ among scholars, Babylonian
myths regarding Semiramis or whatever her name was, mostly agree to the
King Ninus ruled
over fledgling Babylon
and had a wife and a son named Nimrod.
Ninus died when Nimrod was a child and the custom was that if there was
a male heir to the throne too young to rule, the queen could rule in his stead until
he came of age. Ninus' widow ruled with
amazing ability and conquered the surrounding nations. She became known as the first Amazon woman,
the queen of strongholds. She became so addicted
to ruling that when Nimrod came of age, she married her own son to remain in
power. She is often portrayed as the
wife or consort of the son in various Levantine (area encompassing the eastern
Mediterranean Sea from Turkey
legends. Statues of a mother holding an
infant in her arms, halos around their heads are frequently found in temples to
Babylonian gods and goddesses. The
mother is Semiramis or Ishtar, the goddess of the moon, and the infant is
Nimrod/Tammuz, the sun god of Babylon;
hence the halos. Together they ruled and
controlled their Babylonian subjects through witchcraft and every form of
control and manipulation they could devise.
Nimrod became so evil that Shem, one of Noah's sons, had to kill him,
cut his body into pieces and sent to every corner of the empire.
The queen was
now in trouble because there was no male heir.
Soon after Nimrod's death, however, she proclaimed that she had
miraculously conceived. She subsequently
gave birth to Tammuz who was claimed to be the reincarnation of Nimrod. Tammuz, however, died in his early teens
during a boar hunt. The queen was so
distraught that she decided to challenge the gods of the underworld for the
return of her son. She fought so
gallantly against the keepers of the twelve gates to the underworld that the
gods sympathized with her and agreed that if the women would weep for Tammuz at
the end of the year, he would come back to life the day after the winter
solstice (the shortest day of the year) which took place around December 23 to
25. He would be a young man during the
spring, a mature man during summer, an old man during autumn and die every
winter. On or about December 25, he
would be born once again.
celebrated the re-birth of Tammuz by cutting down a green tree out of the
forest, standing it upright in their homes and decking it with silver and
gold. Jer. 10:1-5. On the eve of Tammuz' birthday, they would
take a dead, dried out log representing the dead body of Tammuz (called a
"yule" log) and burn it. Some
historians claim that "yule" is a Germanic word, while others claim
that "yule" means "child" in ancient Babylon.
Burning of a yule log at the winter solstice is also observed by pagans
and WICCA. The next morning, the
children would wake up to see a green tree decorated with silver, gold and
other brightly-colored objects. It
represented the re-birth of Tammuz, out of the ashes of the
"cremated" log. There would be
gifts for all and the celebration went on for twelve days (the twelve days of
Tammuz in Babylonian tradition). Tammuz
is mentioned in Ezekiel 8:14. The
worship of Babylonian gods and goddesses by His people is an abomination to
God. Eze. 8:13, 15, 17.
Thus, the Church has become more and more Babylonian in
practice. Easter is the spring fertility festival of Ishtar,
another name for the Queen of Heaven.
Her signs are colored eggs and hot cross buns. Jer. 44:17-19; Jer. 6:18. There is nothing in the Bible that requires
that Christians observe the birth of Jesus Christ or His resurrection. God seeks those that worship Him in spirit
and truth. Jn. 4:24.
God promises to destroy all of His people who worship Tammuz
and Ishtar (Eze. 9:1-7), something that may be of interest to you. See also, Rev. 7:4; Rev. 9:3. God hasn't changed.
In addition to invading the Church, this strong man of Satan
(there is no gender in the spirit realm, although spirits often masquerade in
male or female forms), has been busy asserting Babylonian worship and customs
into every aspect of modern life. The following
activities mark ancient Babylonian culture and religion, among other things: (1) mind-altering drug use (the
Mesopotamians, who were the forerunners of Babylon, invented cocaine and
cocaine was widely used in Babylon and in its religious activities to induce
"temple sleep."); (2) sexual promiscuity and pornography (Babylon was
famous for its sexual promiscuity, co-habitation without marriage, illegitimate
children, temple prostitutes, religious orgies and groves that featured sexual
activities and huge carvings of sexual organs); (3) widespread homosexuality
(such as found in Sodom and Gomorrah, including same-sex marriage); (4) murder
and violence (Babylon was known for its constant wars and violence); (5) fortune-telling
and psychic activities (Is. 47:9-13); (6) infant sacrifice to their gods (akin
to modern-day abortions as sacrifices to the gods of this world); and (7) female
dominance (Babylon had a matriarchal society in which women inherited the
family fortune and ruled behind the scenes because of their wealth, which led
to widespread incest where males married their own sisters in order to
participate in the family wealth. The
cult of Ashtoreth, the wife of Baal and fertility/sex goddess, was more popular
than worship to Baal. Baal is actually a
generic term for male deities such as Molech.).
God has always warned His people about adopting the ways of
the heathen. He knows that Babylonian worship
and culture are dedicated to the flesh.
This system is a pattern used by Satan's kingdom to steal the souls of
men and women everywhere. Rev. 18:13. Satan
is behind every false religion, all of which adopt Babylonian customs in one
form or other. Babylon
the Great (Rev. 17:5) is a spiritual city (like Sodom
in Rev. 11:8), and is already warring against the saints and overcoming them. The beast she rides on in Rev. 17:3 is the
real ruler of Satan's kingdom. He is
waiting for his opportunity. Once she
has accomplished her task, the beast will destroy her and take over. Rev. 17:16. It started in the garden of Eden.
and many countries in Europe are already
Babylonian in culture and religion. Germany, for
instance, recently announced that its major religion is witchcraft and
Christianity in many European nations is now a minority religion. Soon, Satan will initiate his final push to
annihilate the church and all Christians.
The Queen of Heaven came down the generations as an evil
spirit and was incarnate in a biblical figure called Jezebel, who worshipped
Babylonian gods and goddesses, practiced child sacrifice, sexual promiscuity
and female dominance. Read 1 Ki. 16:25
until the end of 1 Kings. Jezebel's
husband, Ahab, was the king of Israel,
but he was into sex, laziness, irresponsibility, and was a momma's boy. He abdicated his responsibilities and Jezebel
ruled the kingdom by usurping Ahab's throne and right to lead. But he had his reasons.
We will discuss Jezebel in a later article. Meanwhile, please do not go around accusing
women of being Jezebels.