"If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain; if I command the locusts to ravage the land; or if I let loose pestilence against My people, when My people, who bear My name, humble themselves, pray, and seek My favor and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear in My heavenly abode and forgive their sins and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:13-1
    Hope of Israel

    Note: Hebrew Scriptures are blue
    Note: NT verses are red

    Who Am I?
    You Will Never Guess

    by Charles J. Voss

    You have heard about me, but you have never seen me, yet the
    earth is full of the works of my hands; of which I am
    very proud. I am filled with pride in what I do.

    "I will ascend into heaven ...I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds."1  It has been said of me that, "you are wiser than Daniel! No secret can be hidden from you! With your wisdom and your understanding you have gained riches for yourself, and gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; by your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches."2

    "At my word, the earth trembles and kingdoms shake. My name in Hebrew is 'Heylel' meaning the "Bright and Morning Star."3

    Entire nations of you earthlings have worshipped me and bowed down before my symbols beginning with the time of the Garden of Eden. I laughed with glee when your parents, Adam and Eve, tried to hide their sin behind fig tree leaves.

    Your people have engaged in my religious rites of drunken orgies containing all types of sexual perversions as you perverted the laws of my adversary, El Shaddai. I was intensely pleased by your actions as you obeyed my voice and thus honored my great name and not that of your CREATOR.

    Your people have sacrificed your children to the flame to gain my favor, and to honor me, and increase my glory. Your earth has been filled with wars and rumors of wars as your people killed and mangled one another fighting over my name and thus to my honor.

    Throughout your history, only the tribe of Judah has tried to preserve the flawed word of my adversary the CREATOR of Israel. The people of my true religion have spilled Jew-blood by the millions of gallons over the centuries. I have caused the world to hate the Judaizers who do not honor my day. I led your world into war and I smiled as six million of this scum were exterminated in death camps. I was delighted as they were led like lambs to the slaughter to be tortured and killed. I was filled with pride and great joy as I heard the agonizing screams of the horrendous pain of the tortured dying. I have relished the sight of their blood being spilled over the centuries because I hate the One they worship. This Jewish scum of the earth have refused to honor my day -- the venerable day of the sun.

    I am called: "the god of this age [who] has blinded the minds of those who do not believe."4  You may think by now that you know me and know who I am. Believe me when I say, You do not have a clue because I am "more cunning than any beast of the field."5


    Now, let me tell you about my religious counterpart.   The New Testament says of him that there is: "redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible G-d who art in heaven, he is the firstborn over all creation."6   Have you ever wondered that if he is immortal how could he be the firstborn of all that was created?

    You earthlings worship him as the savior of your world. Little children sing of him and praise his name as they sing that he is the "lily of the valley, the bright and morning star" in the church of their choice on Sunday mornings.

    I see that brightness and light are his hallmark: "In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness...  That was the true light which gives light to every man coming into the world."7   He was created in "the brightness of his glory and [is] the express image of his person... when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of his father on high, having become so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they."8   Have you ever wondered that if he became better than the angels then he must have been one of them in the beginning?

    I dangle you earthlings as a fish caught on a line because you do not know who I am!  So now, I will give you humans a clue as to my identity. It is written: "And we heard this voice, which came from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."9  For you to have a part with me, I, the "Day Star" or "Morning Star," will rise in your hearts as you give your heart to me. You were told that you only need to believe that I am and that through me there "is salvation for everyone who believes."10

    Who am I?  I am the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star.  You worship me in your ignorance. You earthlings are so unaware of my power and cunning. Although I have autographed the end of my testament, you still do not understand and you will not believe, although I will now tell you who I am.

    Revelation 22:16. "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."

    See, as I told you before, I am more cunning than any beast in the field, therefore, most still will not believe, although I have told you who I am.


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    Up1. Paraphrased from Isa. 14:12-17
    Unless noted all Biblical references are from The New Kings Version.
    Up2. Paraphrased from Ezek. 28:3-6
    Up3. Paraphrased from Isaiah 14:12-17. "Heylel" see Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, word # H1966.
    Up4. Paraphrased from 2 Cor. 4:4
    Up5. Paraphrased from Gen. 3:1
    Up6. Paraphrased from Col. 1:14-15
    Up7. Paraphrased from John 1:4-9
    Up8. Paraphrased from Heb. 1:3-4
    Up9. Paraphrased from 2 Pet 1:18-19
    Up10.Paraphrased from Romans 1:16.