As always, we are, of course, going to provide to you a pure biblical perspective; however, in order to answer our audience fully, we must also spend a little time with the world. You will see how Jesus was not asking His disciples to arm themselves, but rather you will find that He was testing them when He told them to buy a sword. Furthermore, you will see how this was not just a test, but it was also a warning, one that should be taken quite seriously.
We hear too many Christians trying to use Luke 22:35-38 to justify the threat of violence, but we are here today to tell you quite honestly that you are very much in error. Much of the issue boils down to a single passage in the book of Luke and we tell you honestly that you have misunderstood its meaning and have effectively rejected our LORD and Savior, Jesus.
Hidden in Plain Sight
It is very easy to misunderstand the Gospel and Luke is no exception, especially chapter 22, verses 35 to 38, because as Gentiles, we lack a critical understanding of Jewish culture that is the key to understanding the true meaning of Luke 22:35-38.
35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
Above is our questionable passage found in Luke 22:35-38, so what we need to do in order to fully understand this passage is to look up the original Greek, so to see which Greek words were used, as doing so often tells us more than the English translations.
Tallit for a Sword
The word “garment” was translated from the Greek word, “himation”. In ancient Greece, the “himation” was not just any sort of garment, as the Greek lexicon might have you believe; on the contrary, the himation was worn over clothes, like a cloak, and would have been the closest thing that the Greeks had to compare to the Jewish “Prayer Shawl”.
Let’s not forget that Jesus and His disciples were faithful Jews and would have, indeed, worn a “Prayer Shawl”, because they would cover themselves with it while praying. In Hebrew the “Prayer Shawl” is called a “tallit” and the Jews were commanded by God to wear them while praying, as is described in the book of Numbers 15:38 and in Deuteronomy 22:12.
Therefore, allow us to translate Luke 22:36 using what we have just learned:
Then Jesus said, “But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and treat it as a beggars-bag: and he without a sword, let him sell his tallit, and buy one.
Now that we have this verse in proper context, we can easily see that Jesus was testing the faith of His disciples. We know this because Jesus effectively said to His disciples, “those without faith in me, go buy a weapon to protect yourself”, because in Ephesians 6:17 we learn that the true “sword” of faith is the word of God and with Jesus was the word:
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
In order to understand Luke 22:36 fully, we must now turn to Matthew 26:51-52:
51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear.
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Here is a passage that must be overlooked, because upon reading it, one would immediately detect a contradiction, assuming that we can be counted amongst the lot of those who believe that Luke 22:36 is suggesting that one buy weapons for their personal safety. What we are failing to consider is that we are trading our tallit for a sword.
In other words, one is effectively trading ones faith for a weapon; therefore, in turn, one is literally rejecting the offer of Salvation and attempting to bring about ones own salvation by foolishly relying upon oneself. The Bible says that no man can save himself and if he tries to save his own life, he will surely lose it. Honestly, the word of God cannot be more clear.
When Jesus asked His disciples if any of them had a sword, at least 10 said “No” and at least 2 said “Yes” and they showed Jesus actual swords. They were Jewish and should have known better than to consider selling their tallit, as God commanded them to wear it. Not even they understood the reference and their chance is gone, but you can reconsider.
We are asking you to sell your sword and to buy back your tallit. Place your faith in the word of God, which is your greatest sword of all, and love your enemies as yourself. Be reminded that we have a mighty God and that He truly wants to fight in your place.
For it is written, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)
Many Christians understand and admit that Jesus was God in the flesh, but they don’t quite make the connection between YHWH and Jesus. If YHWH and Jesus are indeed both the same entity, then this would mean that Jesus is not just the creator, but He is also the destroyer; lest we forget about the Great Flood in Noah’s time that wiped out the entire planet.
The Bible states that God forms the light and creates darkness, He makes peace and creates evil, and that He, the LORD, does all of these things. (Isaiah 45:7) Do not be fooled, He is both our judge and lawyer, He is both our executioner and savior -all at once and this is why we should both fear His reprove and love His mercy, because He is truly all things.
Christians do not want to believe that God will punish them and they certainly do not want to even fathom that God would prevent sinners from being saved, because, quite simply they cannot imagine a single reason why God might want to prevent some sinners from being saved. Which is why we have written this article: To challenge an erroneous belief.
God of this World
Truly, the God of this world is and always has been the Creator. We challenge you to answer us, “At what point did God lose control of His universe?” Or, better yet, “At what point did God give away His control to Satan?” Where in the Bible was this exchange recorded?
Certainly, you can search the entire Bible from cover to cover and you will not find it, because it never happened. Case in point, in the book of Job, Satan had to ask for permission from God to attack Job. If Satan is indeed the “god of this world” then why would he need to ask the LORD for permission to control a world that he is supposedly the god of?
Honestly, we could thoroughly disassemble this concept using pure logic and from that alone we would prove our point; however, the following passages are far more evidential:
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Here we see a passage in the book of Isaiah that tells us that the LORD made a command to prevent unbelievers from hearing His message, so that they cannot be healed by it.
39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
Here we see a passage in the book of John that references Isaiah 6:8-10, which is a direct correlation between the salvation offered by the LORD and the salvation offered by Jesus Christ, therefore suggesting that they are the same offer, from the same source.
Why Would God Do This?
Hopefully, by now, you understand that the god of this world is truly the LORD and that Jesus Christ is the LORD. So, you are probably wondering, ‘Why would God reject sinners?’ And, the answer to that question can be found in Romans 1, in the following verses:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
So, we see that the answer is essentially because these people know God but have chosen to reject Him. Moreover, they are undesirable, untrustworthy, despicable, and vile. They will cause another harm for their gain. They are lustful and very wicked individuals.
The Bible calls these people scoffers and says that they are willfully ignorant of God’s word. These people are your evolutionists, atheists, humanists, satanists, etc. They are your Hitlers and Stalins, your Dawkins’ and Scotts, and all else who have willfully rejected God and have contributed in some way to one of the many man-made iniquities of this world.
We were made aware of this misconception and found that those who believe that the God of this world is Satan has been misguided. As followers of Christ, we want to offer our readers the truth about our God, even if it makes you angry. The truth will set you free.
The concept of an eternal Hell is a catastrophic misconception that has played a central role in mainstream dogma for as long as anyone can tell, yet according to scripture, the concept of an eternal Hell is one that is clearly, undeniably, and irrefutably heretical.
If you have gone your entire life believing in an eternal place of damnation, then this article is for you, as it is going to challenge you to your core and it will force you to seriously question that belief, perhaps for the first time. The shattering of this dangerous misconception will lead you to understand the reality of judgment like never before, as the Bible intended.
If you turn to the book of Revelation, chapter 20, you will notice that here is a description of events that have not yet taken place where Christ will reign on earth for 1000 years and that Satan and his demons will surround the kingdom and God will destroy them with fire and the red dragon himself is cast into the eternal lake of fire, then the following happens:
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Now, we want you to pay close attention to verse 13 where it states, “death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them”, then we want you to look at verse 14 where it states, “death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.” This would mean the following:
1. Hell and the Lake of Fire are not the same place, because the Bible states that Hell was “cast into the lake of fire”, which would suggest that Hell and the Lake of Fire must exist at two different locations, because one cannot logically “cast” something into itself.
2. When Hell and Death are finally cast into the Lake of Fire (which is eternal), both Death and Hell will be completely empty, so that the institutions themselves will be destroyed.
We now have absolutely no biblical reason at all to conclude that Hell will last for eternity. To state something different would be heretical, completely inaccurate, and contradictory.
Path to Salvation
Now that we know the truth about Hell, and that our time there as sinners is only temporary, we can freely spread the truth of the Gospel of Christ, so that every sinner will hear the truth and know that the second death is not eternal torment; it is a complete and permanent deletion of our existence, but that salvation is for those who choose to strive for it.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
So, we see that Christ is the bridge between sinner and salvation for everyone. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
We hope that we have made our case against an eternal place of torment and have provided you with enough information to continue your own study into Judgment and what this could mean for you and how you might find salvation through your faith in Jesus Christ.
Not surprisingly, both science and the Bible take the same position on the ‘Mayan Hypothesis’, which is that they do not agree. As a response to counter the mainstream commercialization of the Mayan 2012 doomsday, let’s look at the evidence and put a few minds at ease.
Why Science Disagrees
Just as the calendar on our Windows PC predicts the phases of the Earth’s rotation around the sun and that this cycle ends on Dec. 31st, 2099, so does the Mayan calendar, except the Mayans tracked the Lunar cycle and stopped calculating at the year 2012 AD.
There are no records left behind by the Mayans that suggest that this would mean that the world would end.  Instead, conventionally what is suggested by those who have studied the Mayan civilization is that this date represents the end of a celestial epoch.
The only truly significant event represented by the date Dec. 21st, 2012 AD to both science and the Bible is that this date marks the Winter Solstice, which is even more evidence for the epoch theory as this would show why the Mayans had indeed built their calendar.
Science presents another problem for the 2012 prediction because they now believe that the calendar might be wrong by at least 60 days.  Researchers now claim that they cannot be sure if the Mayans were tracking a meteor or Venus and that the translation from the Mayan “Long Count” to the Julian and Gregorian calendars has not been resolved. 
Why the Bible Disagrees
The book of Revelation provides us with a very detailed description of the second coming of Christ. In fact, the book of Revelation is so precise, even a timeline is provided. This timeline can be used to determine what we can expect from the future in terms of duration.
We turn to the book of Revelation chapter 13 verse 1, which states:
|And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.|
We know this is Satan at work, because before this verse in chapter 12 verse 3, we see:
|And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.|
This is how the opposition appeared to God when Heaven and Hell went to war. Now we see this same symbolism repeated from Earth’s perspective due to the combining of nations that many might refer to as the New World Order or the return to Great Babylon.
So, if we are told that the first real sign of the coming of Christ will result in the forming of this seven headed beast with ten horns and seven crowns, then we know that we must still have time to spare since this world government has not yet been established officially.
How much time do we have? This answer is unknown, but we can say that after the following event has taken place that we will have at least a few years longer according to the following verse found in the book of Revelation chapter 13 verse 5, which states:
|And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.|
So, by calculation we find that, according to the word of the Holy Spirit, we would be given an additional 42 months, which when divided produces the decimal 3.5 years. At this point we do not need to calculate any further, because the world government has yet to appear.
Therefore, according to scripture, even if the New World Order officially established itself on Dec. 21st, 2012 AD, we would still have at least 3.5 years before the coming of Christ, thus the word of God says that the ‘Mayan Hypothesis’ is impossible, and so it must be.
We see that both science and the Bible disagree with the ‘Mayan Hypothesis’, the date 2012 AD does not mark the end of the world, rather it marks the end of a long cycle. Any problems that this could present to mankind are yet to be known, but it is certainly not the end.
1. MacDonald, G. Jeffrey. “Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?” USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc, 03/27/2007. Web. <http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-03-27-maya-2012_n.htm>.
2. Normark, Johan. “2012: The Long Count may be off by at least 60 days.” Archaeological Haecceities. WordPress, 09 Oct 2010. Web. <http://haecceities.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/2012-the-long-count-may-be-off-by-at-least-60-days/>.
Finally, as promised, the time has come to reveal the most accurate method for deducing the statistical probabilities of locating ELS encoded text within a block of text. This new method is 100% accurate and will soon replace our most current method in use.
In the past, we have been relying upon very primitive methods that are not suited for Bible Code analysis, because those methods do not consider the fact that the encoded terms we are discovering have been ELS encoded.
Method: (Matches)/Possible * 100 = Inaccurate
How accurate or inaccurate is this old method, really? Well, let’s take a look at the following example. Here we examine the first 24 characters in the book of Genesis: “In the beginning God created”. We have marked where the term GOD can be found within this sentence.
Technically, the term GOD, can be found encoded twice within the above text. Once at ELS 0 and again at ELS 8. Note that any term found encoded with an ELS of 0 is verbatim text and the DIVINECODERS software standards do not permit us to consider verbatim text, however, for educational purposes only, we are including it in this example.
As a quick recap, here is the formula that is being used:
a = Total number of the letter G found in the text.
b = Total number of the letter O found in the text.
c = Total number of the letter D found in the text.
T = Total number of letters in the text.
(a+b+c)/T * 100 = (Probability)%
So, quickly counting we find that there are 3 Gs, 1 O, and 2 Ds, with a total of 24 characters, therefore we calculate the following:
(3+1+2)/24 * 100 = 6/24 * 100 = 0.25 * 100 = 25%
Immediately, you should have realized that this calculation is not at all accurate, for instance if we were to break up our sentence into 4 equal parts, like so:
INTHEB – EGINNI – NGGODC – REATED
Then, of course, this formula would be spot on, because as you can see the term GOD at ELS 0 would be found 1 out of every 4 times, however, we are ignoring the encoded text at ELS 8, therefore this formula is not accurate nor suitable for Bible Code analysis.
Calculating with 100% Accuracy
Any pursuit of deriving a formula to predict the occurrence of ELS encoded text within a block of text is absolutely futile, simply because there are too many unknown variables to calculate, such as how large the text is, how many real possibilities there are, and how many actual encoded text there may be. What we actually need is an algorithm.
Ideally, a computer would be used, however, to gain a better understanding of how this all works, let’s discuss how one might manually calculate the true probability associated with locating an encoded word within a block of text. To make this demonstration as simple as possible, let’s use the same 24 character block of text that we used before.
To begin, we must start by determining the exact number of actual possibilities. We do that by examining our text, starting at the last character and then working our way back to the first character, calculating and adding the sums of each possibility as we go.
As you can see, we are adding verbatim possibilities, for the sake of precision.
Here we see that ELS 1 produces 20 possibilities within this block of text.
This process repeats until we reach 0. Altogether, we are able to return a grand total of 132 possibilities. Note that as the size of our text increases, then so will the possibilities.
Finally, we must now determine the exact number of times the term GOD has been encoded within our block of text. Again, this is something that a computer was designed to do better than us humans, but because our sample is so small, then we are able to easily determine that the term GOD can be found encoded a total of 2 times.
Thus, we calculate the true probability of locating the ELS encoded term, GOD, like so:
a = Total number of times our keyword is encoded.
b = Total possibilities.
a/b * 100 = (Probability)%
So, having already defined both a and b, we may now calculate the following:
2/132 * 100 = 0.015151515151515151515151515151515 * 100 = 1.51%
Moreover, if we were to apply our software standards to these results and exclude verbatim text, then the probability of finding the encoded term GOD would be less than 1%:
1/110 * 100 = 0.0090909090909090909090909090909091 * 100 = 0.90%
In modern times, we have laid witness to Luciferian, media moguls not only trying to commercialize the Holy Bible but also editing it, and by editing it, we mean that they are removing verses, they are changing vital words which then change the meaning of vital passages, some of which covering such topics as Jesus and the path to Salvation.
In this article we will take the time to only briefly cover just a few key points and by doing so we will demonstrate how the New International Version is actually a Luciferian derivative of the Holy Bible based upon how it was edited and who owns and publishes it.
Exhibit A: Revisions to the Book of Mark
In both the King James Bible and the New International Version, the book of Mark has 678 chapters; however, the New International Version includes a “footnote” that reads:
The most reliable early manuscripts and other early ancient witnesses did not have Mark 16:9-20.
Which is to say that Mark 16:9-20 shouldn’t exist based on the belief system of non-believers and third-party witnesses, thus discounting the testimony of actual witnesses, such as Mark, Luke, John, and Matthew. Subtracting those verses, there being 12 of them to subtract from the total 678, you end up with a new total of 666.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Exhibit B: Bold Changes to Isaiah 14:12
In the King James Bible, the book of Isaiah speaks of the fall of Satan, calling him Lucifer for the first and last time. It reads:
KJV – Isaiah 14:12
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations
And, in the New International Version, the book of Isaiah states:
NIV – Isaiah 14:12
12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn!
By now, many Christians should be enraged, having read this blasphemy! Because, in the King James Bible, the book of Revelation describes Jesus as the Morning Star, stating:
KJV – Revelation 22:16
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
And, in the New International Version…
NIV – Revelation 22:16
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
The same thing, so what the New International Version is trying to say is that Jesus is Lucifer, which is just one of many edits made in favor of Satan coming from the NIV, this one being one of the most absolute despicable in our opinion.
Exhibit C: The Publishers of the New International Version
Here is where we begin to understand why we are seeing so many fallacies in the New International Version relative to the much more accurate King James Bible. To start off we have to figure out who publishes the New International Version, then we have to figure out who owns that company, and so on and so forth. Our investigation reveals the following:
1. Zondervan is a publisher that publishes the NIV, that has been bought out in 1988 by Harper Collins Publishers.
2. Harper Collins Publishers owns Zondervan and was subsidized by News Corporation sometime after 1988. They also publish the Satanic Bible.
3. News Corporation also owns the rights to Fox, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and many other sociologically harmful television broadcasts, shows mostly aimed at the PG-13 audience.
In conclusion, we hope that we have stated our case clearly and have demonstrated why the New International Version should not be trusted nor read by modern day Christians.
As impressive as it may all seem, we would never consider this to be significant. There are many reasons why, but the most simple of all is if you were to take this exact same matrix and extend or decrease the amount of columns or rows you see now, then you would no longer see the same picture.
What you would see at both extremes is nothing more than a straight line, which is how our results should be represented; however, we aren’t computers, so we stack rows of equal length on top of each other, so to improve the readability of what we discover; there is no other reason.
One cannot just arrange a matrix any way you want until the Pictogram one desires is created, this cannot be measured.
Which is why there should be strict standards that all researchers in this field must follow to prevent this sort of craziness, and since there has yet to be any real pursuit from anyone to create such a standard, we at DivineCoders have decided to create one ourselves.
Over time, our standards will probably change a lot as we move forward in our understanding of Bible Code, however we predict that the fundamentals will ultimately become the basis for any official standard created in the future of Bible Code software and research.
|UPDATE: Official DivineCoders Software and Research Standards|
These standards produce well compact matrices that are mathematically sound and much harder to disregard as nonsense. Our discoveries can be measured mathematically and a highly accurate probability value can be produced, thus suggesting significance.
You cannot measure the probability of a cartoon, you cannot measure a drawings significance. Bible Code is a steganographic message, not a connect-the-dot pattern for children to outline and color. Pictograms are solely based on the artist’s interpretation; nothing more.
Case in point, this matrix gives no indication as to why this person drew the “snake’s” tongue or its spots, why the “angel” has a mullet, or why the artist included such details as shadows and cracks in the “rock cliff”. All of these are interpreted. Even worse, the use of verbatim text to create the “sword” is, frankly, a sign of desperation to prove one’s point.
While the pictures they draw are creative, they do not have a repeating formula, they are not real evidence, and they distract believers from finding real discoveries. Which is why we have created an official standard that we urge all Bible Code researchers to follow, because we know that if you do, you will discover far more than you could ever imagine.