Saturday, February 15, 2014

Genesis 14:1-4 A Message From God concerning Satan and his Antichrist?

"And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled "

Here we have a strange story injected by the Holy Spirit into the account of Abram. For twelve years, the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and the king of Zoar had served Chederloamer, the king of Elam. Obviously, they had enough and rebelled and met for war in the valley near the Salt Sea or the Dead Sea. This is an actual story involving a well known figure, Hammurabi.

Hammurabi is known for the set of laws called Hammurabi's Code, one of the first written codes of law in recorded history. These laws were inscribed on stone tablets standing over eight feet tall. They were found in Persia in 1901. Because of Hammurabi's reputation as a lawgiver, his depiction can be found in governmental buildings world wide.

However, what intrigues me is the possible message found in these passages. If we take the names of the kings and their kingdoms and find their meaning, we find the following:

Amraphel = "fall of the sayer of darkness"
Shinar = "Babylon"
Arioch = "one who is fierce, savage and vicious"
Ellasar = "God will chasten"
Chedorlaomer = "to bound after the harvest"
Elam = "for eternity"
Tidal = "the great son"
Goyim = "nations"
Bera = "son of evil"
Sodom = "will burn forever"
Birsha = "iniquity"
Gomorrah = "will be submersed"
Shinab = "For the Glory of the father"
Admah = "man of the earth"
Shemeber = "lifted high in arrogance, flight"
Zeboim or Zeboiim = "swift"
Bela = "destruction"
Zoar = "be no more"

Putting them in sentence form, do we find the punishment for Satan and/or the Anti-Christ?

The fall of the Sayer of Darkness, Babylon, one who is fierce and vicious will be chastened by God, to be bound after the harvest for eternity.

The Great Son of the Nations, the Son of Evil, will burn forever, because of his iniquity.

By the splendor of the Father, the man of the earth, who will is lifted up in arrogance will fly swiftly into destruction and be no more.

 In Proverbs 25:2, it is written, "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter."

What do you think?