666 the number of the Beast- mythbusting the Devil Podcast #083009 Take Him With You
direct download:  http://www.takehimwithyou.com/podcast/083009666numberofthebeast.mp3

I start out by playing a passage from Revelation as heard on Iron Maiden’s song “Number of the Beast”

I then play a promo for Treks In Sci Fi http://www.treksinscifi.com  with Rico Dostie. 

I read an email from a listener.  Thanks so much Brett!  Check out his website www.geocacher-u.com

I then play a very funny and new promo for the Angela and Jen from the Anomaly Podcast  http://www.anomalypodcast.com 

RICK’s HOUSE

Catherine is home from camp.

I got to have an awesome time with Andrew when we went to the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam WA for a showing of “Back to the Future II” on the big screen.  The Washington State Dolorean Club brought there cars and we took pictures!

I then talk about the ABC Science Fiction Drama “Defying Gravity”
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The cast of Defying Gravity airing in the States Sunday nights at 10 on ABC

I play some comments from my friend and a listener in Canada on District 9.  Thanks Joe!

Please send me audio or email feedback.  rick@takehimwithyou.com

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I then play a promo for http://www.knightsoftheguild.com with Kenny and Jenni.

WORDS OF WISDOM

Jonah 4 (The Message)

“I Knew This Was Going to Happen!”

 1-2 Jonah was furious. He lost his temper. He yelled at God, “God! I knew it—when I was back home, I knew this was going to happen! That’s why I ran off to Tarshish! I knew you were sheer grace and mercy, not easily angered, rich in love, and ready at the drop of a hat to turn your plans of punishment into a program of forgiveness!

 3“So, God, if you won’t kill them, kill me! I’m better off dead!”

 4God said, “What do you have to be angry about?”

 5But Jonah just left. He went out of the city to the east and sat down in a sulk. He put together a makeshift shelter of leafy branches and sat there in the shade to see what would happen to the city.

 6God arranged for a broad-leafed tree to spring up. It grew over Jonah to cool him off and get him out of his angry sulk. Jonah was pleased and enjoyed the shade. Life was looking up.

 7-8But then God sent a worm. By dawn of the next day, the worm had bored into the shade tree and it withered away. The sun came up and God sent a hot, blistering wind from the east. The sun beat down on Jonah’s head and he started to faint. He prayed to die: “I’m better off dead!”

 9Then God said to Jonah, “What right do you have to get angry about this shade tree?”

   Jonah said, “Plenty of right. It’s made me angry enough to die!”

 10-11God said, “What’s this? How is it that you can change your feelings from pleasure to anger overnight about a mere shade tree that you did nothing to get? You neither planted nor watered it. It grew up one night and died the next night. So, why can’t I likewise change what I feel about Nineveh from anger to pleasure, this big city of more than 120,000 childlike people who don’t yet know right from wrong, to say nothing of all the innocent animals?”

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I then play a promo for Appytimes, from my friend Tim.  Good stuff.  http://appytimes.podbean.com

I then play some comments from Tim who sent them in just in time.  Thank you Tim.  YOU ROCK!

Tim Morris

I then play a promo for Waffle On, the podcat with Meds and Kell.  http://waffleon.podbean.com

Would you be interested in hearing some of the messages I used to do in church.  If so, email me and I will see if I can put them in mp3 format for downloading.  Let me know.  rick@takehimwithyou.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

I play some of Iron Maiden’s song “Number of the Beast” as an intro to the subject – “666 The Number of the Beast”

I was fascinated by spiritual things.  Dark things were cool to me.

I talk about the origin of Lucifer and his role in Heaven and Hell. 

We talk about Lucifer being and Archangel along with Michael and Gabriel.

We do some mythbusting.

Names:  Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, Beelzubob, The Serpent, Slug, the unholy one, etc.
 
Authority on who the devil is.  What do we trust?
I was fascinated by the whole idea of dark power and secret magic. 
 
Books on the Devil include a HUGE amount of information, but really in my opinion the only true authority on the Devil is the Bible.
 
Origin of the Devil.
 
Lucifer was an Arch Angel, there were two other Arch Angels that we know of mentioned in the Bible.  Gabriel and Michael are their names.  Each one of the Arch Angels have a specific job description and have angels under their juristiction.  
 
Through reading the Bible we can piece together a pretty good picture of what happened. 
 
Angels are eternal beings- actually all of are, but for this podcast we are talking about Lucifer.
 
His main job as an Arch Angel was to play music and bring honor and glory to Father God.  The Bible actually talks about the way that Lucifer was created.  It says that he had pipes, like you find in an organ, drums, and instruments and was beautifully adorned with precious stones.  His entire being was geared toward glorifying and bringing attention to God.  He was given the abilities of music, persuasion and talent to do just that.
 
Here is where things started going south.  No pun intended. 
 
The Bible says that one day he got to looking at himself-  he felt that he was something else!  He felt he was beautiful, and made a huge lap in judgement when he felt that he could do better than God was doing with Heaven. 
 
The Bible says that he exhalted himself above God and attempted to overthrow Heaven with a third of the Angels, most assume these were the angels under his command. No one knows how many of them there are, but most theologians believe that they are what we know as demons now.  Angels that have for a lack of better words “gone to the dark side”  🙂
 
We then find that Lucifer was banished by God from Heaven and was exiled to the planet Earth for a certain period of time.  He is allowed to interact with God’s creation, mankind.   Adam and Eve are warned, but do not heed the information.  Adam was told to “guard and keep garden” but he doesn’t, and that is why we have the account of the “Serpent” in the Bible, who tempts Eve to eat of the fruit she was commanded NOT to eat from.    People all blame Eve for the fall of man, but in truth, the very next verse in Genesis says that she turns to Adam and he eats too.  So they both blew it, and were taken in by the persuasion of satan.
 
As we read in the book of Revelation and other places in the Bible we find that he doesn’t take this well and winds up trying to wreak havoc on Earth, with emphasis on getting back at human beings for being close to God.
 
The bible says that he has only a certain amount of time on the Earth, and because his time is short he plans on making it miserable for people, thus the pain and suffering and godless attempts at removing Jesus from picture.
 
His greatest triumph, he thought, was the trickery of Adam and Eve, and the supposed killing of Jesus Christ, the son of God.
 
Of course he overplayed his hand.
 
One shot the entire human race into “sin”  and the other redeemed them from it.
 
He is not dumb, he is crafty with the power of deception and persuasion.  He uses the same old vices to tempt and lead people astray…. 
 
Money, Sex and Power–  he has specifically targeted the entertainment industry because of it’s mass appeal and worship potential.
 
The Devil is the ultimate sociaopath and narcisist.
 
We do find that in the end, according to the bible, Satan is thrown into the lake of fire, and ultimately suffers in Hell for eternity along with all those who have not recieved the gift of salvation offered through Jesus Christ.   People were never meant for hell- the bible says it was reserved for the devil and all his angels (demons) 
Here are some Biblical references to all that I talked about on the podcast.
 

 I play the Stryper Song

 “To Hell with the Devil”

Speak of the devil
He’s no friend of mine
To turn from him is what we have in mind

Just a liar and a thief
The word tells us so
We like to let him know
Where he can go

[Chorus]
To hell with the devil
To hell with the devil

When things are going wrong
You know who to blame
He will always live
Up to his name

He’s never been the answer
There’s a better way
We are here to rock you
And to say…

[Repeat Chorus]

666 the number of the Beast- mythbusting the Devil Podcast #083009 Take Him With You
direct download:  http://www.takehimwithyou.com/podcast/083009666numberofthebeast.mp3

Next week I will be doing a whole podcast on Jesus called “Oh my God!”  You are going to dig it!

Thanks againg to everyone that is supporting Take Him With You.  Amy and I really appreciate you!

 

 
 
 
 
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