Sin City (Inspired By the 2005 Film)


Backstory

The piece was featured in a comprehensive project called “Capturing Satan: A Closeup View of The Antichrist”, and will be featured again in Act 3, Scene 4 of “Satan Visits The Church”.

Inspired by the 2005 film, “Sin City” is a narrative poem that portrays the falling away of the Earth, the rise of sin, and the rise of the Antichrist. This piece was primarily inspired by a passage from Matthew 24:10-13, where Jesus describes a season where many will grow cold to righteousness. 

The story begins in a ship where an evil ruler of a nation leads his flock to gravely sin against each other. He instructed his flock to “adore hatred 

And despise affection.” (Armstrong, 3-4) The story continues in the battlefield where soldiers willfully protest and rebel for their right to become “the naughtiest of all.” (Armstrong, 8). The clash that takes place in this story represents man’s willful decision to love their sin, and glorify what is evil in the sight of God. This is the spirit of rebellion.

Next, we transition to an allusion to the scene in the book of Revelations where the whore of Babylon is  disguised as a virgin, and gives birth to the Antichrist, who is son of perdition. In this story, this woman would appear as an innocent toddler, but would later betray the tree that was planted, symbolizing the covenant of God. The woman referenced in book of Revelations and in this story is a skilled master of secrecy in its artistic forms. 

The tiger in this story represents the Antichrist. The tiger appears as a silent teenager, and would lead at attack on those who refused to worship and obey his commands toward the flock. Similarly, the Antichrist will appear as a messiah, but would behead those who refused to swear a sacred allegiance to worship him. Remember, since Satan gave him power and authority to dominate the Earth, he will perform many fake miracles and signs to deceive the world. 

Finally, we see another ruler who encourages his flock to abstain from their conscience and the guidance of the Holy Spirit to yield to temptations and fleshly impulses that would lead to destruction. This ruler reprepents the false prophet (the Second Beast), who encourages everyone to receive a mark as an allegiance to the Antichrist and the kingdom of Satan.

Just as we have seen in the book of Revelations, Satan will assign rulers to lead their citizens to a path of hatred, deceit, and sin. Notice the connection to “Satan’s Pulpit”, where a leader uses deception to lead others astray. In the passage mentioned in the previous slide, Jesus warned us that many false prophets would rise to power, and would lead others to the wide path that leads to destruction. Prophets and kings of this world are rulers of a kingdom. Hence, the cunning nature of Satan, many of those who rise to power will work for his kingdom, and manipulate people to follow his blasphemous commandments.

Piece

The master forced his flock 

To sail on a great ship

Where they would adore hatred 

And despise affection. 

The hand of angels

Would be burned with a wall of flames; 

The mouth of a sheep 

Would be smeared with poison. 

Soldiers would gather 

In the battlefield 

To maintain their right 

To become the naughtiest of all. 

A woman would appear 

As an innocent toddler, 

But would later betray 

The tree that was planted. 

The captain would heed 

To the cries of scorpions;

They would make a deal 

To save him, and curse the other. 

A tiger would appear 

As a silent teen, 

But, would lead an attack 

On the predators that dared to rebuke him. 

They will sail to a temple

That would advertise them a great kingdom, 

And would scatter the poor, 

The weak, and the feeble. 

Then, a king would instruct his flock 

To abstain from their conscience, 

And take heed to temptations 

That would dictate their downfall.

From drunkenness in bars, 

To gambling in casinos, 

To dehumanizing our opponents, 

And spewing gossip about our neighbors. 

Two years in darkness; 

Two years of great upheaval. 

Welcome to Sin City! 

The land of vices. 

Welcome to the ancient kingdom 

Where the majesty of mischief dwells within.

Welcome to the valley 

Where the Antichrist rests.  

Welcome to the nation 

Where no man condemns evil.

Repentance is rusty, 

Reconciliation removed. 

The seed of the serpent 

Is sown from tree to tree.

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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine The Mark Of The Beast? This Answer Should Give You Closure And Peace.


Good Evening ⠠⠎⠁⠔⠞⠎⠖

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend. As the nation scrambles to reopen and get back to a sense of normalcy, I would like to clarify some recent concerns regarding the vaccine being “the mark of the beast.” In the beginning of my summer vacation last year, I got both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and was boosted in January 2022. While some of these vaccines were not FDA approved at the time, I felt that this was the right decision, not only for my own safety, but for the safety of my family, my friends, and my country. While there have been many side effects that have been linked to some of these shots, I believe that it would help produce antibodies that would protect us from the severe strains that have been spreading across the world. I myself understand the concern that is being expressed due to the fact that scientists managed to find three vaccinations at such a fast rate. I applaud their diligence and their determination to come to us with an effective treatment that would save lives, and lead us on the path to herd immunity. After being in quarantine for a whole year, I feel like this is a wonderful opportunity for each and every one of us to return to the days where we could spend time with the people we truly love face-to-face! While there are many pros and cons to taking these shots, I don’t believe that this is the mark of the beast that is referenced in Revelations 13:15:18, although many prophets claim ⠕⠮⠗⠺⠊⠎⠑⠲

In this presentation, I will aim to share with you some Scripture to back up my claim, and to encourage you to seek truth for yourself. When I shared this evidence with other Christians online, I have received a lot of controversary from others. One time, someone had the audacity to call me “faithless” for “fearing the virus more than God”, when I am going the extra mile to protect families from Covid. Just because we have faith in Jesus deos not mean we are immune from getting sick or suffering affliction. To the people who continue to spew these mark of the beast claims about the Covid vaccine, you are endangering lives. It is time that these prophecies finally be EXPOSED for what they are: A big fat lie wrapped with the sweet package of Christianese! Satan has been spreading this lie for far too long, and I cannot stand by and let this destructive trend go unchecked any longer!

Scripture tells us that the “mark” would be engraved in the right hand and the forehead, and no one will be able to buy or sell anything without it. This mark would be implanted by a false prophet (the second beast), and would be required by the Antichrist, who is believed to be the son of Satan, performing deceitful and wicked works. He would then rule during the seven year Tribulation. While many Christians and Bible scholars interpret the mysteries of this mark differently, we must not take the book of Revelations in a literal way, nor base our interpretations solely on Hebrew translations, and many attempt to do. The book is rather symbolic in nature, therefore we must interpret this as a metaphor to a spiritual phenomenon. Take for instance, the synagugue of Satan. In Revelations 2:9, the “synagogue of Satan” is not a literal synagogue built by Satan, but rather a symbolic representation of the true nature of false prophets, and the heart of those who believe they are Christian, when in fact, they are deceived by Satan. The metaphor was specifically addressed to the Seven Churches which were incredibly divided as a result of discord and false prophecy. Now, going back to Revelations 13. When I think of the function of the mark of the beast, I picture an ID that is scanned through a barcode. The ID reveals who you are, and is often associated with certain numbers. In the same way, the mark of the beast is a seal which identifies one’s allegiance to the Antichrist and the kingdom of Satan as a whole. It includes the name (or the image) of the beast, and his number, which is 666. This cannot be taken accidentally, but rather, it will be a willful decision to reject Christ, and to worship the beast (and Satan.) Think of this like an inverted version of salvation.

Let me ask a question to the prophets who proclaim that this vaccine is the mark of the beast. What in the world does a shot in the arm have to do with 666? Do you think a nurse will come up to you to force you to sign a contract pledging your allegiance to Satan just for a medication that could save your life, let alone the life of your mother recovering from a heart attack who is at high risk? I even hear of Christian nurses and medical experts taking the shot themselves, and it has had ZERO effect on their spiritual life. Yet, you are going to condemn them to Hell, as if our salvation depends on a vaccine!?

Given this information, the real Antichrist has not yet been revealed, although many antichrists have come to this world already. But, let me encourage you, and give you some closure here. I believe that this vaccine is a blessing from God, and we should be grateful that He has opened the gateway to a brighter future, both for the advancement of medicine and scientific treatment, and for many families who want to finally hug and celebrate the wonderful gift of life together. By taking ⠹ vaccine, you are not swearing an oath to follow Satan, or deny your faith. God wants each and every one of us to live a healthy and prosperous life, and I believe that this treatment would not only reduce the spread of the virus, but it would give our front line workers relief knowing that they do not have to have restless nights, wondering if that 65-year-old mother will be placed in a coma for several weeks. However, I do believe that we, as humans, are given free will. We have the freedom to make decisions that we feel would benefit our needs. So, whether or not you choose to get the shot, I respect your decision, and do not pass judgement on you. But, I believe that we are living in  an era where conspiracy theories are very rampant and active throughout social media and news outlets. This is why we need to “test the spirits” to discern whether these revelations are truly from God. As followers of Christ, we were not given a spirit of fear! If love can cast out fear, then fear casts out truth, which is found in love. Fear separates us from the peace that God desires for us. If we love our neighbor as ourselves, wouldn’t we be willing to take this great sacrifice to not only save ourselves from contracting the virus, but to save that child with cancer, or to save that grandmother who has a compromised immune system?

Based on the evidence presented through Scripture, and the revelations presented through the Holy Spirit, I would like to reassure you that this claim that this vaccine is the mark of the beast is a lie based on fear, straight out of the mouth of Satan! How dare we claim to trust God, and become a force that spreads fear-mongering lies that sow division, anger, and hatred within the same “temple” we believe is being destroyed by changing our DNA!? The temple of the Spirit is not just within the physical body, but is within the body of Christ (the church)! If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage you to get vaccinated, and trust God to give you the best results that would protect your health. Let us all work together to trust that God will continue to protect our families from this virus, and from anything that may harm us. Trust God, and not the claims of men! Whatever happens to us after the pandemic, God will still be with us. God will fight for us, and all we need to do is be still, and rest on His promises for us.

I hope you will take this into consideration as you continue to make a difference during this dark, evil season.

Dear Lord, I come before the throne to thank you for giving me this revelation last summer. I pray that many who are fearful and confused would be comforted by this truth, and that you would give them the wisdom that prevails over the proclamations of men. Lord, free your children from Satan’s lies, and continue to teach us the things you have written in that sacred book. In Jesus name, amen!

We are blessed


Regardless of the situation that we may be living in today, compared to much of the world we are blessed. America has not fallen…yet. Why did I place that qualifier in there? Because it is likely that America will fall soon. Maybe not in my lifetime but it will happen. If it does happen in my lifetime then God had already prepared that for us and we did not see it or we weren’t supposed to see it. Everything that happens in our lives and in the world around us is orchestrated by God. Nothing significant happens in this world without His hands guiding it to be that way.

No leader of a nation, regardless of how incompetent they may be, attains their office without being placed there by God. I pray that all who read this will seek out your answer in this life in God’s Word because your answer is there. Pray that He would show you where your place is in His Kingdom because you have a place and a purpose there as well.

I never knew or even realized that I had a place in His Kingdom until He called me to be a preacher eleven years ago. Now, I only preach here due to COVID and its effect on worship services. If you have given your heart to Jesus and are a follower of His, please tell others about Him while there is time. When that day comes and the church is taken up to heaven, many will still come to know Him but it will be harder then than it is now. Why?

Because by that time the next “leader” of the world will be the Anti-Christ and whether people know that or not it will happen. God’s Word says so in the book of Revelation. He may be the “savior” for a time but he will be a dictator and a very hard one at that. At some point during the seven year treaty that he will have signed with Israel and the country’s around it, he will break the treaty and begin a persecution like the world has never seen. It will be against the Jewish people and those who have come to know Jesus during this time as well. Anyone who doesn’t worship him will be killed.