If people would only read their Bible — especially the Old Testament prophets and The Book of Revelation — they’d quickly discover that God's Word speaks of a mysterious "mirror" universe, an “alternate reality” to our world; a “Second Heaven”, where an innumerable number of angels — both good ones and "fallen" ones — have been engaged in intense warfare ever since the archangel Lucifer (AKA Satan) was kicked out of Heaven, and took one-third of all the other fallen angels with him. (Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:12-15, Revelation 12:3-4)
For me, over the years, I've had more than a few opportunities to “rub up against” this "mirror" universe; the first time, two weeks into my freshman year at Olivet, when I encountered a fellow student one night, possessed with a demonic entity.
And yet, I don't believe I became completely WOKE to the power of these dark deities until I undertook an exhaustive study of The Book of Daniel, where, in Chapter 9, the angel Gabriel is delayed in visiting the aged prophet, for the simple reason that he was too busy battling other angels. In the case of Gabriel, this powerful angel had to battle satanic leaders in both Persia (Iran) and Greece; demonic entities so strong, that the mightiest angel in all of the Heavens — the archangel Michael, the protector of Israel — had difficulty defeating them; and thus, requested Gabriel's assistance.
But seriously, how often do we ever think about the angelic wars that take place OUTSIDE of our realm — on the other side of the veil — in the "second" heaven? Probably never. And yet, it's only been a short 2,500 years since Gabriel visited Daniel, so we know these dark angelic forces obviously still exist..and still control men; powerful men, even world leaders. Does the Bible back this up? Yes, it does.
In fact, if you've been sniffing around Biblical prophecy at all the past few years, you've likely become quite familiar with an oracle from the Old Testament — the Gog and Magog Prophecy, described in great detail in Ezekiel 38 & 39 — a prophecy so specific, Bible scholars are in complete agreement that — like the Oracle against Damascus, the oldest city in the world — this prophecy, involving Gog the demon, Russia, and they're imminent attack on Israel — has obviously never been fulfilled. Not even close. In fact, the main players, Russia, Iran, and Turkey, have never in the history of man ever been allied; never once. That is, until August 2016.
And that is why we know this demonic entity Gog is still alive and well and poised to attack Israel. Mentioned again 600 years later, in the Book of Revelation, this deity Gog seems to reside in the area of Russia (AKA Scythia, Magog), and likely controls (even possesses) Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The prophet Ezekiel said that God will one day soon "...put his hooks in the mouth...” of Gog (Ezekiel 38:4), then direct him to unite, then lead Russia, Iran, Turkey and other nations in this long-awaited attack against Israel.
So, you ask...if this Second Heaven DOES exist, where is the proof?
For starters, I would maintain the proof of an alternative "heaven" — populated by an innumerable amount of angels — lies in the fact that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people on this earth have supposedly “witnessed” alien beings and flying saucers; and yet we have not one shred of evidence to substantiate those claims. I believe this can be explained by the fact that these sightings are not actually “little green men from outer space”, but in fact, angelic beings — both good and bad — who can appear and disappear at will, as they do throughout the entire Bible.
I mean, come on...have you read Chapter 1 of The Book of Ezekiel? Have you read the prophet’s jaw-dropping description of the Cherubim, God’s Uber-angels, and their “spaceship” hovering in the sky; this wild whirligig-of-a-thing, floating high above the prophet, with all these wheels moving within wheels? WHAT IS THAT?! Can you imagine if that UFO showed itself today? Landing on the White House lawn? Maybe, IMMEDIATELY after the Rapture of the Church? Well, Ezekiel saw it and described it; and keep in mind...this was only 2,500 years ago!
Secondly, many people — like myself — have never seen an actual alien, but as I said, I sure as heck have witnessed a demonically-possessed person, up close and personal — two weeks into my freshman year at ONC — and I can tell you with 100% certainty that not only are these demonic entities VERY real, but they are absolutely terrifying beyond your wildest imagination. Speaking of "imagination", try imagining waking up at 2:00 am to find a demonically possessed classmate, with the strength of 20 men, speaking in a voice that likely lived millions of years ago. It's almost comical, thinking back to a couple days after all this happened, when my mom called me, to check in, then asks, ”So, honey, tell me about your first few days at Olivet. Meet anyone interesting?“
But by far, the most terrifying element to all of this is not these PAST stories of angels — no matter how freaky-deaky they seem — but instead, those demonic events coming up in the not-too-distant FUTURE — spoken of in God’s Word, when in Revelation 9, an angel tells the apostle John that there will come a time during the Day of the Lord, beginning with the seven years of Tribulation, when God unleashes four demons that are so bad, so evil, that He’s had them locked up in a pit for thousands of years. Soon after He releases them, Christ allows a portal to be ripped open between their dimension and ours, thus unleashing demonic locusts on the entire world, that are commanded to sting but not kill (even as people will want to die). The angel says this is the first of THREE WOES. (Revelation 9:12)
The second WOE is an army of demons, on horseback, pouring through the breach in a portal to the underworld, tormenting and killing non-believing mankind — anyone who is not Saved and has taken the Mark of the Beast (probably some ATM tracking microchip) — as a last-ditch effort for God to coerce mankind into repentance and salvation. (Revelation 13:16-18)
This breach in the portal? Are there organizations currently attempting to reach other dimensions? Actually, yes...and possibly, with some success.
Amazingly, CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research, home of the world's largest superconductor, and headquartered high up in the Swiss Alps —is attempting to reach other worlds, through a portal, and may have actually had some success, since a few years ago, supposedly they lost several scientists through a portal...men who have never returned.
Interesting thing about CERN — if you visit them, you'll find a monument out front, dedicated to Shiva, the demonic Indian god of destruction. (See photo.) This is Shiva the Destroyer. To the Jews, he’s Abaddon. Apollyon to the Greeks. We know him as the satanic god Apollo.
So, in the Bible, where does Shiva pop up? Right at the very end, in Revelation 9; when God allows a breach in the veil between us and the netherworld, something CERN is attempting right now. BTW, you should know there are many demonic portals in the Bible — called Seats of Satan, in places like Babylon, Laodicea, Rome; around the world — but this one in Switzerland seems to be the deepest.
You know how I mentioned, over the years, how I’ve had a few run-ins with demonic entities? Would you believe me if I told you I discovered a “presence” lurking in my home church?
Back in the late 70's, I was in the basement of my church, in Sterling, and I suddenly felt a very powerful demonic presence and I never went back down there. Years later, though, in 2013, the five of us in my family were driving to Sue Dean's 80th Birthday party, and we got talking on the subject and I up and confessed what had happened. Immediately, my sister Wendy gasped out loud, then told us she had felt the same demonic presence, IN THE EXACT LOCATION as me.
Scary stuff? Absolutely. And yet, as we see this world so meticulously following the Bible’s apocalyptic doomsday script to the letter, we must understand that all of these strange goings on — this ever-increasing TRIBULATION — is often God’s ONLY way of somehow bringing Salvation to a sinful disinterested world...
...a world that can expect, very soon, for the demons of Revelation 9 to come pouring out of a portal at CERN, with Shiva the Destroyer leading the way. How bad will it get? Revelation 9:15-16 says there are 200 million of them, that they’ve “been prepared for the hour and day and month and year”, and that they will ultimately kill one-third of the entire population on earth at that time.
Still not convinced? Just a few moments ago, I saw on Twitter where a proud mother displayed this very disturbing depiction of Abaddon — Shiva, the DESTROYER — drawn by her 11-year old son.
So, am I scaring the hell out of you, yet? Oh, if you are unsaved...I surely hope so.
The good news? If one puts their faith in Jesus NOW, they will avoid all these future terrifying events, as well as all the other WOES that will soon reek havoc on non-Believers. If not — if people continue to avoid God’s Grace — unfortunately, they will soon experience the type of horrors one can only find in their worst nightmares.
Of course, even after reading this, most people will scoff and laugh — especially at all the fantastical stories of demons and such — and refuse to research it for themselves in the pages of God’s Word and on the Internet.
But then, later tonight, those same people will grab a highball, stroll outside onto their back deck, and stare up into the night sky...hoping against hope to catch site of an Unidentified Flying Object...or better yet, a cute cuddly Extra-Terrestrial.
Trust me...from the horrors I’ve witnessed, they may want to rethink what they hope for.