Commentary By: Gordon King
This post may seem to many of you like something out of a science fiction novel, or like a current motion picture, that it couldn’t be real. You may even think that all of this is just plain crazy! However, there are some very strange things happening which just don’t make any sense to us living in the world today. I am talking about UFOs and aliens. Perhaps if these things only happened once or twice, or even just several times a year it would be one thing, but they continue to happen daily in many places around the world, more frequently, and in greater numbers!
Ezekiel 1:4-6 (NIV)
“I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, 5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings.“
This is the beginning of an explanation by Ezekiel when he saw visions of God. This version of scripture details the vision as looking like glowing metal in the center of the fire. Perhaps if Ezekiel were alive today and saw some UFOs then he may actually see things similar to what he saw when he wrote this.
I am not at all saying that what many people claim that they see in the skies is God, but what I am saying is that what many do see in the skies could very well be imitations of God, or even visions of alien crafts. My point is that scripture does speak about strange and unusual things here on earth and in the skies above us.
2 Kings 2:11
“And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
Elijah was separated from Elisha by chariots of fire and horses of fire, and then Elijah ascended up to heaven by a whirlwind! Could you imagine now seeing chariots and horses of fire?! Could you imagine seeing a person being taken up to heaven by a whirlwind? Yet that is what happened.
The book of Revelation describes locusts which came out of the bottomless pit. These are not ordinary locusts, but describe something much different. There has been much speculation about just what these creatures or perhaps even machines could actually be.
“The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.“
Do not be surprised when you hear of very strange and unusual things appearing on earth or the heavens above, do not be shaken when you hear of alien crafts, of space ships from another dimension. If Satan can imitate angels of light, if he and his demons can transform themselves into other beings, then what makes us believe that they cannot also transform themselves into alien beings or spacecraft?!
If we as humans can build aircraft to fly in the air, if we can send men and women into space, then why couldn’t demonic spirits do the same thing? And I would argue that they can do much more than we can! Their intelligence is greater than ours, and their strength is also greater than ours.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.“
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan. That means that he has not yet come, but his coming is according to Satan’s power, signs, and lying wonders. He will deceive many by signs and lying wonders. Wouldn’t alien spacecrafts be a sign and lying wonder? How about aliens themselves? They would both qualify as signs and lying wonders in my book!
And just what does the apostle Paul mean by signs? God has signs, signs of the end times, signs of the closeness of Christs return. And Satan imitates the things of God, he will perform great signs and lying wonders before the Antichrist is revealed. When people of the world see these wondrous signs in the heavens above they will be deceived, deceived into believing lies, lies which will lead them straight to hell!
The world is already enamored by the thought of aliens from another planet, from the thought that we ourselves have descended from another planet, perhaps another galaxy, and that these aliens are coming to save us! When more and more evidence builds proving the existence of aliens and alien spacecraft, then these people will become even more deceived!
“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.“
Satan is the prince of the power of the air. He controls the heavens above the earth, and he will perform signs and wonders which will stun the human mind beyond our norms of what is real and what isn’t. Our paradigm of reality will be shaken, and our core beliefs challenged. We must not allow deceptions and lies to rule our lives, rather we should follow the truth and the truth will set us free!
Isn’t it sort of funny in an odd way, that what we have seen in movies and read in books seem to be coming to pass? Are these self-fulfilling prophecies or is there more to it than that? Back in days gone by people wrote about flying crafts before there were such things, they wrote about robots, about flying in space, when all of these things were merely dreams, yet they all came to pass. They even wrote and directed movies which depicted aliens and alien spacecraft. And now we hear about alien and UFO sightings daily! This didn’t all happen by chance my friends, but is the working of Satan! It was all designed to condition us into believe that these aliens are benevolent beings when they are anything but!
“Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.“
Satan knows that his time is short, he is the father of all lies, and he has come to deceive by signs, power, and lying wonders! What do we as believers do when and if we witness alien spacecraft over our heads? If we encounter alien beings on earth, just what will our reaction be? How will we rationalize these encounters, and what will our response be?
First of all, we must know that these alien beings or spacecraft are not from God! We must be able to discern the truth from lies. We must rebuke all demonic spirits and powers in the name of Jesus. We must resist the devil and bind all of these evil spirits in the name of Jesus. It is not us who can do these things, but Christ within us! Jesus Christ has the power over all evil spirits, and Christ lives in us, they tremble at His name!
There will be signs, there will be lying wonders, just what they are we have yet to see.
As believers in Jesus Christ we must stand firm in our faith and in our beliefs of the truth! We must know that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. We must have a firm understanding of who God is and who we are in Christ!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!