RE: What About The Star of David?
From the SeekGod.ca website
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1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Abstain from all appearance of evil."
Symbols have been discussed in depth in the articles The Kabbalah, and it's related articles and Taking the Name, Mark & Number. However, we see most Messianic and Hebrew Roots groups are using the six-pointed star, and many other Christians are embracing it to show "support" of Zionism. Jews FOR Jesus uses the symbol as part of their name in their Newsletters, the star replacing the 'O' in FOR. What many fail to realize is that the 7 candle menorah is Israel's actual official symbol, and it is a God-given object.
International headquarters for the Latter Rain movement is at Sharon Children's Home & Schools in North Battleford, Sask. Canada. Their Newsletter, The Sharon Star, carries the solid black, six-pointed star as their Logo. People like Jacob Prasch of Moriel, who sports the six-pointed star throughout his web site, would have us believe in his February 2000 Newsletter that, “...In fact in Judaism, it is known as ‘The Shield of David’ or Magen David and is not seen as a star. Its rabbinic interpretation is the configuration of the 12 tribes around The holy Ark sojourning through the wilderness... It is a 5 star Pentegram that is a satanic emblem, not a six pointed Star of David…” 7
Perhaps, Jacob Prasch missed reading Jewish sources about the Magen David, although his claim is impeccable scholarship. According to the Encyclopaedia Judaica’s article, Magen David, this hexagram symbol is known under various names: “Hebrew…Shield of David…hexagram or six-pointed star.” 8.
Despite Jacob Prasch’s assertions that only the pentagram is evil, in this Jewish article, the six-pointed star or hexagram is mentioned many times and acknowledged as being a magical symbol:
“In Arab sources the hexagram…was widely used under the designation “seal of Solomon,” a term which was also taken over by many Jewish groups…It is not clear in which period the hexagram was engraved on the seal or ring of Solomon, mentioned in the Talmud (Git.68a-b) as a sign of his dominion over the demons instead of the name of God, which originally appeared…In Arabic magic the “seal of Solomon” was widely used, but at first it’s use in Jewish circles was restricted to relatively rare cases. Even then, the hexagram and pentagram were easily interchangeable and the name was applied to both figures.” 7 [bolding added]
“Between 1300 and 1700 the two terms shield of David and seal of Solomon, are used indiscriminately, predominately in magical texts…” 9
Jacob's teaching that the "...rabbinic interpretation is the configuration of the 12 tribes..." is merely echoing people like James Trimm and their promotion of the Lost Tribes. According to former Satanist, Bill Schnoebelen, “a hexagram must be present to call forth a demon,” and “sorcerers consider it a very powerful tool to invoke Satan…” 10
Below is a description of “The Great Sign,” on the web site, “Welcome to the Mission of Maitreya “Eternal Divine Path” with the theme, ‘One World, One Humanity, Under One God,’ meaning himself. Benjamin Crème supports this particular ‘Maitreya’ as the ‘Christ’. Another Maitreya wrote the book ‘The Gospel of Peace” and came to Canada originally from India via Britain. His real name is Madan Handa—he thinks he’s the real thing too!
The basic six-pointed star of this symbol is made up of two triangles. On each six point are six logos. Starting at the bottom.
The first seal-- I-Ching/yin-yang as the center for a lotus flower with an embedded swastika. This is the same as the center seal. The I-Ching symbol is made up of six elements. The lotus flower petal represents the seventh level of "chakra" called the Soma/Sahasrara Chakra where a person allegedly becomes one with the universe. "The seventh trumpet is representative of the event when the Aquarian experiences the Soma/Sahasrara Chakra activation…
The second seal--“star of David” or hexagram.
The third seal is the cross of Christianity,
The fourth--crescent moon of Islam with an I-Ching in the middle of the pentagram, inside a circle—is a sign of god and goddess.
The fifth seal is the nine-pointed star of Baha'i.
The sixth seal is allegedly the seal of the "Elects" which is a hexagram with a rising sun embedded with a swastika.
Information on the Maitreya site explains the complete symbolism of their Logo. In their words the colors, blue, orange-red and white and other symbols partially involve the Universal Spirit:
“The three creative forces, presented by blue, orange-red and white in The Great Sign, were released the I-Ching). This movement evolved to the awakening of the Universal Spirit (the Lotus). This Universal Spirit (God) reached into the Universe (the triangle downward)... It is when this first unit consciousness (I-Ching at the bottom) reaches Pure Consciousness (Seven Seal, the last Seal), He became the First Begotten Son, and it is then that the triangle upward (Hierarchy in Heaven) appears… The Hierarchy in Heaven (the triangle upward) is formed… That is why the I-Ching (at the bottom) is the first Seal (Mystical Paths, Know Thyself). The second is the second Seal (Children Of Israel, Communities Of Light), the third Seal is Christianity (Sacrifice), the fourth Islam (Surrendering and Submission to God), the fifth Baha'i (Universalism), the sixth (you become) The Elects and the seventh Pure Consciousness (the I-Ching at the bottom changes to the image in the center, God, man again becomes in His Image… A person who is truly Surrendered and Submissive to God, has awakened his/her Spiritual understandings. By becoming a Universalist (Fifth Seal) the person becomes an Elect (Sixth Seal). It is such a people who will bring God's Kingdom on earth…Some people believe that by meditation and other spiritual practices (chanting, dancing, etc.) one can reach Pure Consciousness. This is the teaching of the present Mystical Paths on earth…That is: By awakening the Spiritual Forces, one may reach Pure Consciousness. But the fastest way is to follow the Eternal Divine Path (The Great Sign)!” 11
The importance of the six-pointed Star of David in occult symbolism and ritual cannot be overstated. The six-pointed star has been identified by the New Age as the Star of Bethlehem which announces the Advent of Christ. "The Star is the symbol of the perfect life, the perfect balance, of the Christ-man. The six-pointed star is the Star of Bethlehem, which again means the Star of the Son of man." [GaiaMind > http://www.gaiamind.com/m-star.html] 12
Taking the Mark, the Number & the Name and similar articles present a reasonable case for its use by the Antichrist to brand his disciples in a Luciferic initiation.
Jacob Prasch has as the Moriel Logo, the hexagram of two interlaced triangles. This is also found on many other sites such as Calvary Chapel Jerusalem and on the Brochure for Messiah’99. Jacob should very well know that the hexagram is evil—today and yesterday. By his own testimony he “…believed that the occult had to be investigated scientifically….called “New Age” philosophies that I had been interested in — Nostradamus, or the Tibetan Book of the Dead, or the Bhagavad-Gita, and so on… I had many occult experiences, including coming in contact with the demonic. I had the power to tell a total stranger, someone I had just met for the first time, what zodiac sign they had been born under. I used to go to a witch to have my tarot cards read. (Her husband and I did drug deals.)… I had an out of body experience…” 13
Mr. Prasch promotes Let Us Reason, which is Mike Oppenheimer’s site. Mike could be called an expert on the occult, having been involved in it for over 20 years. In his testimony we find he was involved in yoga, meditation and used psychedelic drugs religiously. He experimented with various religions and the occult believing all had “truths of the one true religion, just as Rosicrucianism teaches they are all petals on a flower.” He studied the ancient masters of the east, Buddhism, Zen and believed and studied the writings of ‘Ascended masters,’ was involved with UFO’s and channelled messages. He and his girlfriend Kathy became involved in the I Am movement, which is the Saint Germaine Society of the Ballards. He learned about “earths past history on Lemuria and Atlantis,” with both believing they were becoming enlightened. They called on “angels” and “powers unknown to them” and “by decreeing and using the violet consuming flame to eradicate past life karma, they desired to become servants for the New Age.” Kathy was also practicing affirmations, mantras, studying herbology, polarity therapy, kinesiology and learning about the spiritual energies of the body. In other words, they are very aware of the occult and the symbolism involved. 14 For More on these issues See: Occult Path
You cannot research or be involved in the occult or eastern religions without seeing the hexagram and other symbols!
When two triangles are interlaced in the occult, “it represents the union of the active and passive forces of nature; it represents the male and female elements.” 15 Notice that the Theosophical Society carries the interlaced triangle plus all the symbolism in the Maitreya Logo.
Figure 6 Logo Theosophical Society
Figure 7 Logo Theosophical Society
"In The Gods of India…The two complimentary principles, the linga and the yoni, are graphically represented by the fiery triangle with the upward apex and the watery triangle with downward apex. When then triangles penetrate one another to form the hexagram, this is taken to show the state of manifestation. When they part the universe dissolves.” 16 [Linga & yoni= male & female sexual parts; bolding added]
A former witch reveals: “When the male triangle penetrates the female triangle it produces the six-pointed crest of Solomon or hexagram, the most wicked symbol in witchcraft.”…”… also used for communication with the dead…REINCARNATION.” 17
Galatians 5:19-21 states:
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”