Ancient gods in today’s culture.
In order for a lot of my words from God to make sense, I need to spend a minute talking about what I’ve seen going on in the spirit realm, and who some of the cast of characters are in these words.
Are the ancient gods really myths or does it go deeper than that? If you believe what the apostle Paul says in Ephesians 6:12 :For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places, by the end of this post, you’ll have a clear understanding of what we are battling with.
I grew up thinking that the Greek “gods” and other ancient “gods” I learned about in school were just myths that the ancient civilizations believed in. As God began to show me that these mythical gods were actually part of the fallen demonic beings that fell from heaven along with Satan, my eyes were opened to the truth that these myths were wrapped in the spiritual realities that the apostle Paul taught about in Ephesians 6:12.
Having said that, you might be wondering what ancient Babylon and their “gods” have to do with anything in our world today. Babylon was the most prominent city in the time of the prophets Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Ezra and it is believed that most of Daniels’s prophesies are words for what is happening in our world today.
I am not the most knowledgeable on that subject, but I can speak from my personal experiences on the insight God has given me. The one thing I am clear about, though, is that the same spiritual forces that ruled Babylon have not gone anywhere. They have infiltrated our society.
The Babylonian culture was known to worship Marduk, a bull-like god, which the Hebrews later worshipped as Baal, even though God had specifically forbidden it. This “god” worshipped by the Babylonians was and still is a demonic entity. The people believed that sacrificing their children would appease it. The modern-day manifestation in our society of this demonic entity is in the form of abortion and sex trafficking.
The next god that was worshipped in Babylon that shows up in our culture is Ianna. Inanna is the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, war, and fertility. She is also associated with beauty, sex, divine law, and political power. She was known by the Akkadian Empire, Babylonians, and Assyrians as Ishtar, and to the Hebrews, Asherah. She claims that her greatest talent is to change the gender of men and make them women. In my opinion, the manifestation of that in our culture today is crystal clear. If you want to read more about that, see the ancient poem written about her here ..
Other examples of Ianna are – Asherah, Venus, Ishtar, Diana, Aphrodite, Mary, Isis, (where have we heard that name recently), and, Mother Nature.
These entities were displaced and lost power after Jesus came and took authority away from them. But, we have not stepped into the authority that He got back for us. We as a body have been asleep to the rising re-emergence of pagan worship that is going on right under our noses. This pagan worship releases authority back to these entities as they are worshipped by various organizations and government.
This is what gives them power to disrupt our world and cause chaos. No one is stopping them.It’s time to take back our God given authority and put the culture of God back into the center of our world!
The goal here is NOT to focus on these entities, but to be aware of them. Once you know who your enemy is, you can defeat them, and Jesus already did that for us! We just need to step into our authority.Now that the dark cast of characters have been introduced, it’s time to explore how the Hebrews’ exile to Babylon and return to Jerusalem reflects the state of the world today.