TO STAND AT THE EDGE OF GLACIER POINT, IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, and look straight down the granite face 3,200 feet (980 m) to the valley floor below is a very awesome and breathtaking view. From such high places the planet we live on looks very huge, even though we can see only a small part of it. It may be difficult to imagine how something so big as Glacier Pint and Half Dome could be built. But someone planned and built it, just as someone planned and built the home you live in.
I would like to be whisked back into the long ago and see some of the amazing things that happened before the Earth came to be the way it is now, wouldn't you? And wouldn't you like to learn about who lived on this planet long before men lived here? And how and why YOU came to be here?
A Time Train
What if we could travel back in time as if riding a train across the country side. As we travel and look out of the window the scene changes as years rolling backward. If you are from a small town then the first stop in 1800 we see no streets or houses, we see mostly a heavy forest, but there is the hill south of town and the river running around it. But what are those things in the little clearing at the river’s edge? Indian tepees!
“Just as there was a time when your town and your parents did not exist, there was also a time when the planet we live on did not exist. And just as there was a reason for the Earth coming into being, there was a reason for YOU coming into being. Do you know what it is?
“If you know the exciting answer to that question, then you have a wonderful bit of wisdom most people do not have. Even most men who are thought of as being very wise can't give you the truth about why man exists.
“To learn what really did happen a long time ago, we will put the train in warp speed while looking for how things looked before there was anything in the vast space where our universe is now. It's difficult for our minds to imagine back over such a long period of time when there was nothing to see. But there was something else there in place of stars and planets.
“The time train windows are inky black. You are gazing into cold, empty, dark space! At first the scene appears dead, but we begin to pick up something that is more than of a material nature, a strange, hazy glow comes in sight. The light emanates from an invisible Personage, and gradually spreads out to become so big and bright that it entirely fills what at first appeared to be an expanse of nothingness. Now something that isn't material is brilliantly clear. WHO could it be?”_1 It is the CREATOR! He inhabits eternity (Isaiah 57:15) so of course, He is here.
"In the beginning the CREATOR created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). Thus the CREATOR_2 had to be there first because He made everything that ever was. He created Angels using His Spirit and then He created matter (“hardening of His energy into mater”) into all of the myriad of forms and shapes we encounter.
Looking out of our window the black curtain of depthless space becomes jeweled by millions of specks and patches of light of various hues. Each of those bright specks of light is a gigantic, flaming sun, some of which are millions of times larger than the one that gives us our light. And though the distant suns, or stars appear to be grouped together like clusters of glistening diamonds laying on black velvet, they are many billions of miles apart! (Isaiah 54:2). The cosmos is so voluminous that it is made of many universes and we can see only part way through it. Our minds cannot even begin to realize its tremendous size, but this should give us some idea of how much wiser and more powerful our Creator is than we are (Job 22:12).
Planet Earth Created
When the last planet had been set into place, the CREATOR turned His attention to the centerpiece of His creation—a planet called Eden_3
—a place that was to be an important part of an even greater creation. On the surface of this planet the most spectacular life that could be conceived in the Mind of the SOVEREIGN was brought into being. Like a living painting, life forms began to take their place in this new world: a wondrous creation that was only the beginning of the CREATOR SOVEREIGN’s ultimate plan.
The dense verdant vegetation that covered the earth was an array of lilies, ferns and exotic plants. Tremendous numbers of walking, crawling, creeping, flying, and swimming animals moved in, under, over, and around these many plants from a vast assemblage of varieties of animal life.
When the SOVEREIGN’s angels saw what He had prepared, all of them erupted into a great celebration, singing out their praises to the Almighty CREATOR of the Cosmos. _4
“This new world was to be home to a huge number of angels of ETERNAL, whose job it would be to take care of this paradise. One of the angels was created to rule over this new world of Eden. It was “more cunning than any beast of the field” and it is called the “bright Morning Star,” or the “Son of Dawn.” It was created sinless and in perfect beauty—a fantastically beautiful creation to rule a world of beauty and harmony and it even had musical instruments built into it (Ezekiel 38:13). This new world was a place of happiness as nations of angels lived and worked over the entire surface of the planet. As the Great CREATOR looked down on His handiwork He was pleased and surely smiled to Himself.”_5
Long before the foundations of the world, the SOVEREIGN had devised a means to have children born as sons and daughters of Himself. He would start with physicals humans created in His own image, but they would be physical with the ability to use His Spirit to develop perfect righteous character. After they died, He would awaken them from the dead as His Spirit sons and daughters to live forever with Him, but if they failed to produce righteous character they would be awakened and destroyed._6
Hominids Were Created
“First, recall that science tells us that at some point in earth-time dinosaurs roamed the earth. Science also tells us that in the time of the dinosaurs, there were life forms that vaguely resembled humans. These creatures were not humans, but were primates like monkeys. An example of these life forms are the Australopithecus, the Neanderthal caveman, and the Cro-Magnon man. For lack of a better term, I will call these prehistoric-caveman-life forms ‘hominids.’ They were primates, like monkeys and not human, yet they vaguely resembled humans and walked upright.
“Compared to most other animals these hominids were weak, yet they were somewhat smarter than the animals because they could communicate with each other. In addition, they walked upright, yet they were not human beings. Why were these hominids created? It seems to me to be a test for the angels, as that fits with the purpose for ETERNAL building the cosmos and creating earth in the first place. The SOVEREIGN was preparing to raise a family of sons and daughters from the humans He would create later.”_7
The very nature of this prehistoric creation was a hostile environment to the weaker hominids and they had a rough time of just living. Everything from the smallest bugs to the gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex was part of this hostile environment for human like creatures. There was an up side for the hominids and that was that the angels were given charge over them to protect them. There was perfect harmony and every thing worked smoothly for a long time.
These children would come from humans who developed perfect righteous character and eventually awakened to be spirit beings above the angles.
The day came that the CREATOR revealed His plans for the greatest part of His creation, that of His children. These plans were to produce sons and daughters from humans that He would make in His own image. Every detail was going according to His great plan: the cosmos had been created, the planet Earth was prepared,_8 the angels had learned to protect the hominids and now they were ready for their test.
Angels Fail Test
That day the SOVEREIGN gathered the leaders of the angels and explained His future plans for the Earth. It had been created as the place where He was going to create new beings and where they would grow in righteousness until they were ready to be born as His spirit sons and daughters. He explained that these new beings, though created from the dust of the ground, would then be over the angels (Psalms 8:4-6). This was news that did not set well with some._9
“How could the most beautiful and magnificent of the CREATOR’s creations ever submit to being ruled over by these new beings? The situation was not unlike a faithful servant of many years who has an exalted position, seeing a son born to his master and knowing that all would be given to the heir—including his own service. The magnificent cherub that covered, through pride in its own beauty and resplendence, began to think itself better than its Creator. It hated this plan of the SOVEREIGN and would never submit to being ruled by any other created being, even though these were to be children of the Living SOVEREIGN!
“As this great angel began to mull over this and let the hate and anger build up, its character began to change from perfection to corruption--from righteousness to perversion. Finally there came a day when it would no longer submit to the Government of the SOVEREIGN, and it rebelled. The world in which it ruled began to show the results of its great sin and rebellion. The perfect creation turned ugly; horror and destruction replaced the order set by the CREATOR. The Morning Star had decided to displace its SOVEREIGN as the ruler of the Cosmos.”_10
There is little telling how long it took this anointed Covering_11 Cherub to convince the millions, perhaps billions of angels under its authority to conspire with it and attempt to overthrow their own CREATOR. However, eventually an immense number of them followed it (other writings say _ of all the angels). As their hateful plan of rebellion took form, the time finally came when their tremendously powerful army began its ascent to Heaven, to make war on the Throne of the SOVEREIGN of the Cosmos.
But the SOVEREIGN was watching the corruption in His creation. He knew what was happening, and just as He now gives humans the freedom to choose between right and wrong, to choose between obedience or rebellion; He likewise gave the Morning Star its freedom to choose between right and wrong, to choose war or peace, to choose obedience or rebellion.
Heylel Sent Down to Earth
The Anointed Cherub led its army up into heaven, but they never reached the Throne of their CREATOR. The SOVEREIGN, as the Commander of the Army of ETERNAL (Joshua 5:14) led the remaining angelic beings into battle to put down this rebel army. There was a great war, in fact since angels are called stars, the war was the real “Star Wars.” The story of this rebellion was told, in part, by the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel:”
Ezekiel 28:15-17 (KJV). “Perfect art thou in thy ways, from the day of thy being produced, till perversity hath been found in thee. By the abundance of thy merchandise they have filled thy midst with violence, and thou dost sin, and I thrust thee from the Mount of the SOVEREIGN, and I destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. High hath been thy heart, because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom because of thy brightness, on the earth I have cast thee, before kings I have set thee, to look on thee.”
Isaiah 14:12. (Young’s)_12 “How hast thou fallen from the heavens, O shining one, son of the dawn! Thou hast been cut down to earth, O weakener of nations.”
Here are two Scriptures that say Heylel was cast down from heaven to earth, but are there any that show where it would have its headquarters? Yes, there is, in fact a whole chapter is devoted to the time that Heylel is being sent back down to earth. Zechariah is given a vision of the event and records it for us. Since Heylel was the greatest being the SOVEREIGN created, then its rebelling against its CREATOR would be the absolute greatest evil and wickedness. Heylel was so evil that it brought a curse to the earth.
Zechariah 5:1-4 (KJV). “Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And He [ETERNAL] said unto me [Zechariah], ‘What seest thou?’ And I answered, ‘I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits’. Then said He unto me, ‘this is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth,’ saith ETERNAL of Hosts, ‘and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by My Name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.’”
In the vision the one speaking with Zechariah is ETERNAL Himself proclaiming that He is sending this curse along with Heylel who is being cast back to earth. The curse is for those who did and will follow Heylel rather than ETERNAL.
Many people think that the angels have no gender, and that there are no males or females. They do have gender, there are males and females, but they cannot have sex and reproduce because they are spirit. To see that they do have gender the angels in the paragraph below are females.
Zechariah 5:5-6.. “ Then the Angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, ‘Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.’ And I said, ‘What is it?’ And He said, ‘This is an ephah_13 that goeth forth.’ He said ‘ moreover, this is their resemblance through all the earth.’ "So, this basket coming down from heaven is filled with all of the Iniquity of the land. Let’s see what this great iniquity looks like.
...5:7-8. “And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman (#H802) that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And He [ETERNAL] said, ‘This is wickedness.’ And He_14 cast her into the midst of the ephah; and He cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. “
Thus we see that the great wickedness and iniquity that is being cast down to earth is a woman. Brethren, do you grasp what the SOVEREIGN is telling us? He is telling us that the greatest angel He created: the Day Star, Lucifer, Heylel, the chief angel that led the rebellion, and who was the single Anointed Cherub that Covered His Throne is...female. He is telling us that satan is female! Let’s finish in Zechariah then we will look at other Scriptures that will help us to understand this monumental unthinkable mystery, one of the greatest Mysteries of the Ages.
...5:9-11. “Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women (#H802), and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. Then said I to the Angel that talked with me, ‘Whither do these bear the ephah?’ And He said unto me, ‘To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.’”
Several things to check out in this verse. First of all the English word “woman” in verses 7 and 9 both come from the Hebrew word “ish-shaw‘,” #H802_15 BDB and means: 1) woman, wife, female a) woman (opposite of man) b) wife (woman married to a man) c) female (also of animals).
It is a curious fact that nearly all of the images of angels, whether they are pictures or statues, portray angels with the wings of a stork. Scripture makes a point of comparing the wings of these two fallen angels to the wings of a stork. Why would ETERNAL want to inspire Zechariah to make that point, unless it was to show to us that all of our pictures and statues of angels are patterned after these fallen angels? The woman, Heylel, was being transported to her place in Shinar (Babylon) where her temple would be built.
More About Heylel
Listen to the words as you read the following description and then you decide if the description fits a man or a woman?
Ezekiel 28:12-13_16 . “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king [#H4428/4427] of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith ETERNAL SOVEREIGN: Thou, who sealest up the measure of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, thou wast in Eden, the garden of the SOVEREIGN. Every precious stone was thy covering: the sardius, the topaz, and the diamond, the chrysolite, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the carbuncle, and the emerald, and gold. The workmanship of thy tambours and of thy pipes was in thee: in the day that thou wast created were they prepared.
The English word “king” #H4428 is from #H4427 and together mean “to reign, to ascent the throne, royalty, king, or queen.” So this king or queen is perfect in beauty and wore precious stones and emeralds with gold. Sounds more like a queen to me. In addition, this being was created with tambours and pipes as part of itself, so that She made music when She walked.
In Genesis 2:18, 20 The CREATOR created a help meet for Adam. The English word “help” in Strong’s is #H5826 and Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon states for #5826 “The primary idea lies in girding or surrounding.” So that a help meet covers the one she is helping since Gesenius’ states that word #H5828 is also a female helper. It would seem to me that ETERNAL is telling us something of a deeper nature in the next verse than it would appear on the surface.
Genesis 28:14-16._17 Thou wast the anointed covering cherub, and I had set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of the SOVEREIGN; thou didst walk up and down in the midst of stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways, from the day that thou wast created, till unrighteousness was found in thee. By the abundance of thy traffic they filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned; therefore have I cast thee as profane from the mountain of the SOVEREIGN, and have destroyed thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
WHAT IF, maybe He did or maybe not, but what if ETERNAL created Heylel to be His help meet. Notice that originally She was the anointed covering cherub, thus, She was the only one and there were no others mentioned until the time of Moses. Since the Ark of the Covenant had two cherubs with wings spread over the Mercy seat, that means ETERNAL replaced her with two other angelic beings with wings to spread over the Mercy Seat.
Of course we do not know, because it isn’t spelled out in Scripture and we were not there. However, if She was His help meet, then for a truth He loved her more than all the other angels and how much it must have hurt Him to have sent her away to earth after She rebelled.
Ezekiel 28:17. Thy heart was lifted up because of thy beauty; thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I have cast thee to the ground, I have laid thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Heylel's beauty and brightness corrupted her wisdom and, as we stated in Part I, She wanted no part of a plan that would eventually place humans born spirit_18 over her.
To quote part of verse Ezekiel 28:16 “therefore have I cast thee as profane from the mountain of the SOVEREIGN, and have destroyed thee.” The English word "destroyed" comes from the Hebrew word “abad #H6” means “to be lost, wander away,” or "be sent away." It means “gone” like she is “out of here.” It does not mean “gone” like she is dead, but “gone” like she is not around here and here being heaven._19 However, She will not exist forever and we will cover that later.
Isaiah 14 gives the same scenario, but in a slightly different context as the scene fades back into portraying the human king. Nevertheless, remember that the wicked king was under her influence to do the things he did.
Isaiah 14:12-14. “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of the SOVEREIGN; 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, I will be like the Most High.‘ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?”
She Brings Destruction
“When Heylel ascended to Heaven, She came face to face with the epic power of the ALMIGHTY SOVEREIGN CREATOR, the Mighty One of Israel! That awesome power must have shocked Her, who must surely had thought she had a real chance to overthrow her CREATOR. As ETERNAL brought Heylel back to this earth She undoubtedly knew the extent of her great defeat. All her plans and schemes had come to nothing--she never had a chance to implement any of them.”_20
A main point to keep in mind is that even though Heylel is strolling the earth as the adversary of humans, it is for a reason. This life is a test (Deuteronomy 13:1-5) and the SOVEREIGN is allowing her to test us with deception; as such She is our adversary, but the SOVEREIGN DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADVERSARIES. HE IS IN TOTAL CONTROL. ETERNAL allows her to try to deceive us with total deception about other “g-ds” with liturgical books that state they have power to solve problems the Almighty cannot solve, such as in a salvation that is based on worshiping an “idol.”
Keep in mind that there are not any problems that the SOVEREIGN Being that created this Cosmos cannot solve and fix. Regarding salvation King David states in Psalms 51 that ALL SIN IS AGAINST the SOVEREIGN. A wrong can only be forgiven by the being it is against, therefore since all sin is against our SOVEREIGN only He can forgive it._21 To have Him forgive your sin, pray as King David did in Psalm 51 and then do not sin that sin again; that is called repentance. _22
When we read in Scripture that Satan was brought back down to the earth, those words cannot convey the terrible consequences resulting from this battle, which were catastrophic. THE EARTH LAY IN RUINS. Some scientists confirming that a great destruction once happened on earth have said earth must have been hit by a meteor or earth came too close to Planet X. But, imagine the tremendous power and energy unleashed when the “Star Wars” between billions of angels began in heaven, and then raged through space to finally climax in our solar system! There may have been planetary collisions resulting in chunks from dust to monumental sized rocks swirling through space. Thus we now see all the planets and their moons are pitted with all sizes of craters. The rings formed around saturn as its gravity pulled some of the space clutter into orbit around itself and the astroid belt is an orbiting mass of gigantic space debris around the sun.
Heylel and her angelic demons were now confined to a ruined planet She had caused by her war of rebellion. The planet Eden was no longer an exotic place of verdant lush vegetation, but was now a waist land covered in water and dark heavy clouds. These fallen angels became wandering demons roaming on the face of the deep and were raging waves of the sea, foaming up their shame. Thus, for some period of time all was quiet and the rebellion had been crushed.
The Perfect Creation
Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning The Sovereign created the heavens and the earth.”
“The original Hebrew words, written by Moses, imply a perfect creation._23 ETERNAL reveals Himself as the Creator of perfection, light and beauty. Every reference in Scripture to a completed phase of the CREATOR’s Work describes the condition as ‘very good’--perfect. Then the angelic rebellion occurred with its destructive ruination and...
Genesis 1:2. “...The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.”
“The SOVEREIGN is the author of life, of beauty, and perfection. Heylel brought only darkness, ugliness, imperfection, and violence. Verse 1 shows the creation of a perfect glorious and beautiful. Verse 2 reveals the result of the sin of the angels.
“The words ‘without form, and void’ are translated from the Hebrew words ‘tohu and bohu.’ A better translation is ‘waste and empty‘ or ‘chaotic, in confusion and in a state of decay.‘ The word ‘was‘ is elsewhere in Genesis is translated ‘became,‘ as in Genesis 19:26. In other words, the earth, originally created perfect and beautiful, had now become chaotic, waste and empty, like our moon, except earth’s surface was covered with water.
“David was inspired to reveal how the CREATOR renewed the face of the earth: ‘You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth‘ (Psalm 104:30).” _24
“For a period of time our world stayed buried in a deep blanket of gases, smoke and water. Oceans covered the whole Earth. There was no longer any dry land. The atmosphere was so clogged with clouds and tiny bits of dusty matter that no light could reach the seas. We don’t know how long this condition lasted, but finally the day came when the Great SOVEREIGN was ready to take the next very important step in His plan. That was the bringing of human beings, made in His image to have children born into His Family, into existence.”_25
There are several other planets besides Earth swinging around our sun, and probably there are many more out there in the cosmos. So far as we know, Earth is the only planet the CREATOR chose and prepared to be the home of human beings patterned after His image. From my reading His Word and thinking about His great love and child like heart I suspect that He is more human-like than we imagine.
The Face of the Deep
Remember we are still in our time train and see--one day a little over six thousand years ago--the Spirit of the CREATOR moved upon the face of the water covering what had once been a paradise. Remember that at this time the multiple universes making the Cosmos had long since been created along with the sun and our solar system.
However, after the angelic rebellion and moving forward in time we are looking out of the time train window and the scene before us is ancient history, we see that the earth is completely covered with stygian black water with the sun blotted out by a Venusian like atmosphere (Genesis 1:1).
On the first day of reforming earth’s surface, the CREATOR cleared away the smoke, gases, and matter that filled the skies. Thus a light came through to Earth for the first time since She and her demons were cast back from heaven. He called the light “day” and the darkness He called “night” (Genesis 1:3-5).
On the second day the CREATOR produced a vast layer of fresh air over the Earth causing much of the water vapors to sweep upwards to form a firmament above.
On the third day the CREATOR caused the dry land to appear as the waters below the firmament gathered together in on place which He called Earth_26 He also created verdant vegetation that covered the earth as an array of herbs yielding seed, and trees yielding fruit in a world that was now suitable to support human kind.
On the fourth day ETERNAL set the sun and moon_27 to rule the day and night and to set time by. They set the years and the appointed times (mow`eds--Feast Days Strong’s #H4150).
On the fifth day ETERNAL created every sort of sea animal and every kind of bird. The SOVEREIGN looked at them with pleasure, and blessed them all, “Multiply and stock the oceans and the skies.”
Looking out of the window of the time train it would be impossible to describe the spectacular scenes that appeared when the CREATOR began His re-creation of the earth. _28 Beautiful planted valleys and hillsides appeared where there had been waste. Fish of every color and shape now swam in pristine lakes and rivers. Birds were given life to sing and add the splendor of their colors to the earth. From the CREATOR’s Words animals appeared to carry out their unique part of His beautiful Creation.
On the sixth day, as wonderful as this new world was, it had only been made to be the home to the crowning achievement of the SOVEREIGN’s Creation. Now it was time, so the CREATOR spoke in front of the righteous angels and said...
Genesis 1:26-27. “...Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; ...And the CREATOR created man in His image, in the image of the SOVEREIGN created He him; male and female created He them.”
The physical creation was now complete. The CREATOR had created a pair of humans to fill the world with human creatures made in His image. Human creatures made in the image of the SOVEREIGN with ability to develop perfect righteous character and later to be born into His Family and no longer be just an image of Him, but to be like Him as He is. _29
On the Seventh Day after working for six days on reshaping the earth, He created the seventh day in which the SOVEREIGN rested and blessed the seventh day. He sanctified it as set apart time -- a Sabbath -- to be a memorial forever so that humans would never forget Who had given them life!
This is a special day that the created could come before the ETERNAL CREATOR in sovereignly worship. That very first Sabbath was the first day of Adam’s life. On the seventh day ETERNAL was able to take the man He had just created and walk among the animals and the beautiful landscape to inspect what His creative powers had brought into being.
Sin of any kind brings miserable, hurtful consequences that leaves ugly revolting scars both mentally and physically for all created creatures. For a large amount of these scars time alone will not heal them and require the cleansing power of the SOVEREIGN’s mighty Spirit.
ETERNAL started His project of reproducing His Kind by creating a multi-universe Cosmos and in the middle of it He placed a planet to be Eden._30 Today we call it earth.
The Garden of Eden
Our Father the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of all universes, the CREATOR of the Cosmos created two humans in His image and after His likeness. He made them (male and female) and commanded them to fill the earth with humans descendants._31 The CREATOR gave this first human couple a part of Himself which was a part of His pure loving energy and placed them in the Garden of Eden to enjoy each other in producing children. Thus, they had a heart that He created in them similar to His own heart and with His love._32
But notice that due to angelic sin, Eden has been reduced in size to a garden. Adam and Eve were alone in the Garden of Eden when the Serpent appeared and beguiled them into disobeying our Father and thus destroying the free flow of His love to them. The ground and the first two humans were cursed and they were forced to leave the Garden.
The first chapter in recorded human history begins in the Garden of Eden; this place which today is largely regulated to the status of myth was the place of man’s birth. It was here that Adam was created from clay and became a living soul. It was here that Eve breathed her first breath to become the mother of all living people. It was here that our first parents walked in the Garden in the cool of the day and talked to their CREATOR SOVEREIGN, personally—face to face! It was here that ETERNAL instructed our parents in His ways and delivered His life giving Spirit to the world for the first time.
Take note that Adam and Eve talked to the Father and learned the right way to live. Down through history ETERNAL has talked to many humans, including: Enoch, Noah, Shem, Abraham, and many others. He told them of the right way to live and be happy. They learned that if they obeyed Him and worshipped Him that He would protect and bless them. This way of life has become known as the living the Abrahamic Hebrew Faith.
The point is that whoever or whatever a person obeys as a way of worship is their “Sovereign,” or their “g-d”_33 (to use a word from the Babylonian Mystery religions).
Since ETERNAL is a spirit being and He has talked to humans and they believe and obey Him, thus He is their SOVEREIGN; we believe Him because He cannot lie and He never changes._34
By the same token since Heylel is a spirit being and talked Adam and Eve into disobeying ETERNAL, Heylel became their “g-d” or more correctly their “g-ddess.” With no proof or anything to back her words, She deceived Adam and Eve into THINKING AND FEELING that the SOVEREIGN was wrong and that She was correct! “That is how She works, in the IMAGINATION AND FEELINGS of men or stated another way, Her kingdom is the minds and imaginations of humans. She works through human feelings and Machiavellian mind deceptive imagination. Notice this statement from the book SHE.
“How thinkest thou [Holly] that I [She] rule this people? I have but a regiment of guards to do my bidding, therefore it is not by force. It is by terror. My empire is only of the imagination of man.”_35
False Religion and its “god”
By being a spirit being Heylel is more powerful than humans. She tricked Adam and Eve into following Her statements. Since they followed the words of She [Heylel] rather the SOVEREIGN's, they worshipped Heylel and thus She became their “g-d.”
After they sinned, Adam and Eve were forcibly removed from Eden.
Genesis 3:22-23 (NIV). "...Then ETERNAL SOVEREIGN said, ‘See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his and and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever’—therefore ETERNAL SOVEREIGN sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.”
“Heylel (the adversary) had only told half truths in her lies. Adam and Eve knew the good as taught them by the SOVEREIGN Himself, and they now came to know evil as a result of their sin of rebellion, by which they had made themselves like the SOVEREIGN! But, Adam and Eve were not ‘g-ds!’ She had lied to them! In a very limited way they became like the SOVEREIGN in that they knew good and evil—and now they had to pay the great price of being denied the Tree of Life!
“In great shame Adam and Eve were cast forth from Eden and were now left alone in the cruel world governed by She. Under this rule, the perfect beauty and harmony of the SOVEREIGN’s Creation was once again corrupted as animals began to feed on the flesh of one another.
Cain the Son of Adam
“Our first parents went out into this hostile environment to begin living the rest of their lives and to wait for the death sentence to be carried out. It was into this world that their children were born. One of these children would affect the entire course of human history from the day of his birth to this present time!”_36
The Way of the SOVEREIGN was well known to our parents in Eden, which they had learned directly from ETERNAL Himself. But, Cain—Adams and Eve’s first child—began to develop a rebellious attitude towards his CREATOR. This attitude inflamed by She was brought to a head on a particular day when the brothers were to make offerings to ETERNAL.
It was Cain that Heylel used to further her plan for the destruction of the human race. The next step in founding her counterfeit religion_37 came about as a direct result of one of the most famous events in human history—the first murder!_38
Instead of repenting of his first sin, Cain was now deciding for himself good and evil!_39 His intense jealousy of his brother’s righteousness and relationship with ETERNAL turned to murderous hate. “The ancient rabbinical traditions say the murder of ‘righteous’ Abel occurred on Nisan 14 the day that would be chosen in the future Babylonian Mystery Religion for the death of the human sacrifice for all of the sins of mankind.”_40
Cain was marked and driven from the presence of ETERNAL spreading his contempt and hate into the coming generations. From that time onward Cain would not be known as a son of the CREATOR, but a son of Satan. The word “satan” is translated from the Hebrew “satan” and means “adversary or accuser.”_41 The same distinction would be noted throughout history for anyone teaching or practicing the teaching of She, the g-ddess Heylel.
“As Adam’s first born, Cain was the “crown” prince, and would have inherited the kingship of the world from Adam. However, this changed the instant he murdered his brother. Cain went out from his family and set himself up as a deity. He would now spread his hate of the SOVEREIGN in the form of a counterfeit religion over the earth!”_42 This primitive Mystery Religion was originally the worship of the serpent, meaning She herself.
Heylel and her “fallen demons would now help the self-proclaimed g-d, Cain, to teach his perversions to the world. It was to be a system of human deity worship mixed with astrology, which Her demons, knowing the universe, taught Cain’s priests. “Cain became a great leader of men into wicked courses. He taught men to rebel and to wage war. He taught them to make idols of gold, silver, gems and pearls. He taught them the religion of She using her “magic,”_43 which he called the “Mysteries of the Sun, Moon, and Stars of heaven.” Cain was the human leader, but She used her power and influence over him to do Her bidding.
Eve, however, maybe unwillingly, was represented in her son’s religion as the Great Mother of the Mysteries. Eve was symbolized by the moon, which would later become a most important part of the later Babylonian Mystery Religions after the flood.
You may be thinking that this discussion is getting off the deep end. But, Genesis 3:1-14 gives us the story of Adam and Eve obeying the words of the adversary rather than the Words of their SOVEREIGN. Make no mistake about it, when they disobeyed ETERNAL and obeyed She, they were worshiping Her rather than Him!
The focus point for this is: if we disobey the SOVEREIGN we are automatically obeying She, whether we are aware of it or not. If a person disobeys the Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8) then that person is worshiping at the feet of She.
Quoting from Eleanor Rae:
It is as though we suffer from chronic amnesia. Our human story has been erased, made invisible, due to historic nearsightedness, while the misinterpretation of data has encouraged our forgetfulness. We have forgotten the prehistory of the ‘G-ddess’ tradition that marks the evolving religious consciousness of our species. There continues to be a strong resistance to taking our prehistory seriously, as though to render it impotent through general negativity, disbelief or an apparent need for “proof.” To some, that the ‘G-ddess’ tradition could ever have existed simply boggles the mind as well as the heart!
But Joseph Campbell, mythologist and religious historian, speaks of the multiplicity within the ‘G-ddess’ tradition as “syncretism.”_44 The ‘G-ddess’ is polytheistic because She appears cross-culturally under different aspects with different names and a variety of dialects. Her aspects simply cannot be subsumed under one title, therefore within Her diversity, She is the Original Blessed Trinity._45
Howevcer, She is real and She does influence humans as she did Adam and Eve.
Heylel as the Feminine Divine_46
"She has been here from the beginning. Adam and Eve obeyed Her rather than their CREATOR. Her presence was contemplated by our ancestors, slowly, experience by experience. They began gathering the words and images that have come together with the revealing of Her proper name “Heylel” in Isaiah 14:12. In the meantime, we continue to move towards the process to look for images and words that history has preserved for us concerning the feminine image of She in this yet-to-be-finished mosaic."_47
Why do we need to have a finished mosaic of She and her character and being? Think about it a moment. She is our adversary and to put it bluntly, She wants us dead. Why, you may ask? Because She is trying to hurt the heart of our loving, kind Father who created everything. Only if we are aware of Her and her character can we know where She is coming from in order to avoid the potholes and pitfalls She has placed in the road of life.
For example She has palmed herself off in some literature as “Mother of the World” and the nurturer of humans. Nothing could be further from the truth and if we know that then we do not have to be deceived by it or any institutions that apply that analogy to themselves. This is a pitfall for us humans as we were created with a need to worship and a mother image is more comfortable to us, however, this is a wrong usage of our need.
Psalm 54:11 states: “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.” The word “holy” comes from the Hebrew word “qôdesh” (Strong’s H6944/6942) and means “sanctified or set-apart as clean and not polluted.” Whereas the English meaning for “Holy Spirit” (New Oxford Dictionary) is “in Christianity the third person of the Trinity; G–d as spiritually active in the world.” Thus we see that...
"...the most obvious place to find references to She would be in the person of the “Holy Spirit.” This is simply because this is where the feminine “god/ess” has already been experienced in Judeo-Christian verses and tradition. I [Eleanor Rae, the author being quoted] would further propose that we look at the “Holy Spirit” as the feminine “god/ess” in the trinitarian context, because I desire to remain within the TRADITION AND THE FEELINGS found there.”_48
Rae goes on to suggest that a woman can evoke her own feminity by praying to She. Accordingly, She is alive and well on planet earth and we need to be constantly on guard to avoid Her traps.
Moreover, Rae states that “artistic expression has long been understood as a medium for the unconscious.”_49
What she is saying is that an artist painting a picture may not be aware of the subconscious demonic influence; for example the picture of an angel may be beautiful, but both the artist and the viewer be totally unaware that the angel’s wings in the painting are of the stork_50 wings of a fallen angel or other demonic figures. Remember, that when the CREATOR created Heylel she was the most beautiful creature He had created. The point here is that demons are not necessarily ugly in appearance, even though their actions are.
She asks, “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 now tell you I am She.”
“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.”_51
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. The Bible Story,
by Herbert W. Armstrong.
 . “In the Beginning - Part I,” p5.
. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Hebrew Numbers H/5730/5731/5727 adan’ (aw-dan’) pleasure,delicate delight, to be soft or pleasant; figuratively and reflexively to live voluptuously.
. Job 38:4-7
. MYSTERY BABYLON THE CREAT The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, by Darrell W. Conder, p. 1.
. See our articles, “The Wonderful World of Tomorrow.” and “If a Man Dies Shall He Live Again?”
. See “In the Beginning - Part 1,” p7.
. op. cit., Conder.
. There is an ancient Rabbinical tradition that tells how Heylel was upset over the plan of the SOVEREIGN to create humans that would be greater than the angels themselves, and in fact would require angels to pay homage to these new creatures made in the image of the SOVEREIGN. Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1, pp. 62-63; ibid, Conder, p 1.
. op. cit., Conder, p1.
. This angel held an extremely high position in the SOVEREIGN’s Government and thus was loved by Him more than the others. He created it as “THE Cherub that Covered.” I was falsely taught that there were three covering angels in the beginning, but notice Ezekiel 28:13, “You were the Anointed Cherub who Covers” there was only one, and it led the rebellion--Lucifer, Morning Star, or Heylel. Since there were two on the Ark, ETERNAL must have appointed two as replacements.
. Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible.
. The Living Bible (TLB) states verse 5:6 best: “What is it?” I asked. He replied, “It is a bushel basket filled with the sin prevailing everywhere throughout the land.”
. Since Heylel was the most powerful angel only the Almighty, The Mighty One of Israel, could push her into the basket and bring her as prisoner back to earth.
. Strong’s and in Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon #H802.
. The Holy Bible, Darby's New Translation, electronic version from QuickVerse.
. See “In the Beginning - Part 1,” p7.
. Refer to our articles “The Wonderful World of Tomorrow” and “Death, Awakening and Salvation.”
. Other than being summoned to a staff meeting notice She was not staying in heaven, but was on earth walking to and fro (Job 1:6).
. Op. cit., Conder p2.
. If Joe does wrong against Tom, Joshua cannot forgive Joe--only Tom can because the wrong was against Tom. However, if the wrong involved the breaking of a Commandment of ETERNAL, such as say, Joe slept with Tom’s wife, then jc cannot forgive that sin, only ETERNAL can. In fact there is no sin that jc can forgive.
. See our article, “Does Israel's CREATOR Require Blood to Atone for Sin?.” I think you will be surprised.
. Isaiah 45:18. For thus says ETERNAL, who created the heavens (He is SOVEREIGN!), who formed the earth and made it (He established it; He did not create it a chaos, He formed it to be inhabited!): I am ETERNAL , and there is no other.otter
. Mystery of the Ages, H.W. Armstrong, p62, softcover.
. op. cit., The Bible Story, p6.
. ‘erets (eh'-rets) From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land), Strong’s #H776.
. The sun and moon had been created æons ago with the rest of the Cosmos.
. Isaiah 37:16 (TLB). “O ETERNAL Almighty, SOVEREIGN of Israel, You are enthroned between the mighty cherubim! You alone are SOVEREIGN of all the kingdoms of the earth. You alone created the heavens and the earth.
. See our article “When a Man Dies, Shall He Live Again? (Job 14:14).”
. The English word “Eden” is the Hebrew word “Eden” in (Strong’s Concordance #H5730, 5731, 5727) be soft or pleasant; and to live voluptuously.” This is the way the SOVEREIGN had planned for His children to live.
. See our previous article “In the Beginning - Part 1” and our article “The Perfect Love of Our SOVEREIGN.”
. Because ETERNAL is love, His Scriptures are filled with examples and ways for humans to live together in peace, happiness, and love. These examples have always been applicable to human life and they are also applicable here in the 21st century.
. See our article “Who or What is ‘g-d‘?”
. Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:28-29; Psalms 89:35; Habakkuk 2:3
. From a conversation between Holly and She on how She rules over the kingdoms of men. She states that she rules only in the thoughts and imaginations of humans with her kingdom is only in human imagination, SHE, by H. Rider Haggard, 1884, Penguin Books Ltd, London, England.
. op. cit., Conder p4.
. “Religion is believing in and worshiping a superhuman controlling power or powers, esp. a personal ‘god‘ or ‘gods,” New Oxford American Dictionary. Overall, religion is believing and obeying ecclesiastical of origins other that the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament, Tanakh).
. At some set time, Cain and Abel brought to Adam, as the priest of the family, each of them an offering to ETERNAL. The SOVEREIGN would thus try Adam’s faith in the promise and his obedience to the remedial law; He would thus establish a correspondence again between heaven and earth. The worship of the SOVEREIGN is no novel invention, but an ancient institution. It is that which was from the beginning; it is the good old Way (Jeremiah 6:16). That is a good thing for children to be well taught when they are young, and trained up in worship services, that when they come to be capable of acting for themselves they may, of their own accord, bring an offering to the SOVEREIGN. Cain and Abel were taught the correct way to make an offering from childhood. This was not the first offering given, but the first offering that went awry.
Cain brought an offering with Abel. Perhaps, to a stander-by, the sacrifices of Cain and Abel would have seemed both alike and good. Adam accepted them both, but ETERNAL, who sees not as man sees, did not. The SOVEREIGN had respect to Abel and to his offering, and showed His acceptance of it, “but to Cain and his offering He had no respect.”
When Cain saw his offering did not meet acceptance, Cain’s displeasure at the difference the SOVEREIGN made between his sacrifice and Abel’s was apparent. Cain was very wroth, which presently appeared in his very looks, for his countenance fell, he carried ill-nature in his face, and the show of his countenance witnessed against him.
This anger bespeaks his enmity to the SOVEREIGN, and the indignation he had conceived against him for making such a difference between his offering and his brother’s. He should have been angry at himself for his own infidelity and hypocrisy, by which he had forfeited the SOVEREIGN’s acceptance; and his countenance should have fallen in repentance and holy shame.
But, instead of this, he flies out against the SOVEREIGN, as if He were partial and unfair in distributing his smiles and frowns, and as if He had done him a deal of wrong. Note, It is a certain sign of an non-humbled heart to quarrel with those rebukes which we have, by our own sin, brought upon ourselves. The foolishness of man perverts his way, and then, to make bad worse, his heart fretteth against ETERNAL (Proverbs 19:3). Note, (1.) It is common for those who have rendered themselves unworthy of the SOVEREIGN’s favor by their presumptuous sins to have indignation against those who are dignified and distinguished by it. Matthew Henry’s Commentary, Electronic Version on QuickVerse.
. The SOVEREIGN determines what is good and what is evil; humans decide whether they will do good or do evil.
. op. cit., Conder p5; Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1, pp. 62-63.
. Strong’s #H785, SATAN ( say' tuhn ). See Numbers 22:22, 32; 1 Samuel 29:4; 2 Samuel 19:22; 1 Kings 5:4; 11:14, 23 , 25; Psalm 109:6.
. op. cit., Conder p5.
. ibid., Conder p5; Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1, pp. 116, 125..
. op. cit., “the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.” Oxford Dictionary.
. Created in Her Image, by Eleanor Rae and Bernice Marie-Daly, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New, NY, 1990. p pp. 52-53.
. Divine means “of, from, or like ‘G-d’ or a ‘god,’” op. cid, New Oxford American Dictionary. Note that the word does not mean SOVEREIGN or anything related to the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN CREATOR of the Cosmos. It is always totally referring to the false g-d idol. In this case, She was the angel that covered and tried to overthrow the SOVEREIGN and take His place. She is immortal and does have more tremendous powers than humans. Personally, I try not to use the word and if it is referring to ETERNAL I will say “sovereignly.”
. op. cit., Rae p. 9.
. ibid. Rae pp. 27-28.
. ibid, Rae p48.
. Zechariah 5:9 speaking of ETERNAL sending of Heylel back to earth.
. From our lead article, “Who Am I?”