I realized the other day that the topic that got me into all of biblical prophecy and end times study was the curiosity of the UFO phenomenon. I had a fascination since I was a child after watching A Fire in the Sky, a movie about Travis Walton’s personal abduction experience, as well as films like Stargate and Contact. I was always a science fiction guy because it really captured my imagination. But after coming to the Lord, I thought those things were behind me. But my curiosity of UFOs and aliens rose to the surface again and I was neck deep studying the topic again, but this time trying to make it fit my new found worldview. It was tough at first. Hardly anyone at church talked about it, and when I brought it up, they told me not to worry about it. But then discovering the work of Steve Quayle, LA Marzulli, and a handful of other Christians talking about the issue helped me understand what was going on much better.
In this post, I really want to just focus on the bible. I believe taking on a literal interpretation of the bible is very important. Too many times I sit in the tech booth and hear sermons being taught which aren’t necessarily heretical, but are so reliant on the allegorical interpretation of bible verses that the deeper meaning text gets masqueraded and buried by the topic of the teaching. Some might accuse me that I am reading into these text wrongfully in order to make them talk about UFOs. If you see that I have made an error, please point them out to me personally. I will not be offended. I am not trying to impose dogma onto anyone, or trying to imply that the verses I am about to discuss must be UFO phenomena. Rather, I am simply pointing out how it’s interesting that the words the Lord used to reveal to us prophetic warnings of the end times seem to reflect such possibilities.
The first verse I want to look at is Luke 21:26. Luke 21, much like Matthew 24 talks about the signs of the end times. This is where many famous passages about earthquakes and war come from. These verses have been used in an attempt to portray the possible “end of the world” for centuries. But it is my belief that the world around us has given us today the opportunity for God’s Word to be understood in a much deeper way. So let’s dig into to this one.
“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” - LUKE 21:26
The Greek word for “men” here is “anthropos.” It is a word used to describe either a single man, or in effect, the entire human race. Much like we use the word “man” to connote the human race, in the context of this passage, I believe this is doing the same.
The English rendering of “heart’s failing”, or in some cases “faint” come from a very interesting Greek word. The word used here is “apopsuchó” and it means “apo”-to separate from, and “psuchó”-which means grow cold. “psuchó” has it’s roots in the word “psuché” which means breath or soul. So in effect, a failing heart in this occasion is described as being “apopsuchó” or “separate from the soul.”
But what causes this separation from the soul? Fear. The word used to describe fear here is the Greek word, “phobos”-to flee, withdraw, separate from, remove one’s self. Now as a side note, isn’t it interesting that there is a strange shaped moon orbiting the planet Mars named Phobos? I have heard in conspiracy circles that this moon is actually artificial and hollow. Perhaps an outpost or alien base of some kind. I can’t say for certain that’s what is going on there, but I had to point it out for the connection to this verse having to do with the possible UFO phenomenon. I will provide a couple links below if you would like to look into this topic in more detail, but I digress.
Here is where things get really interesting. The next phrase is “looking after.” Some rendering translates this as “apprehensive” and “foreboding.” The Greek word there is “prosdokia”-expectation, waiting, apprehension (of evil), looking after. But what are they so eagerly expecting, awaiting or anticipating? That is “those things which are coming.” The Greek word is “eperchomai”-I come to, arrive, come on, come upon, attack. Now this word is derived from two different Greek words, “epi”-on, to, against, on the basis of, at: and “erchomai”-come, entered, fall, arrival. “On the earth” is the Greek word “oikoumené” which translates as “the inhabited earth.”
So let’s pause for a moment and recap. The human race are going to go into panic and chaos from the fear and apprehension of what is arriving or coming to the inhabitants of earth. Now if that doesn’t sound like a plot line to an science fiction thriller, I don’t know what does. But right there in the Word of God. Let’s finish the rest of the verse.
The next line where it begins, “for the powers” is the Greek word “dunamis”-might, power, marvelous works. This word is used 120 times in the New Testament and is often used as a way to describe the power and authority of God. But for the context of this passage, it seems the word is indicating something else. The word is derived from another Greek word, “dýnamai” which means “ability to perform.” The next part “of heaven” is the word “ouranós” which can mean-the visible heavens: the atmosphere, the sky, the starry heavens, as well as spiritual heavens. And finally, “shall be shaken” is the word “saleuthēsontai” which means I shake, excite, disturb in mind, stir up, drive away. The word is derived from the Greek word “salos” which describes the tossing of the sea.
After seeking out commentaries on this verse, I was actually pretty disappointed to find that one of my favorite verse by verse teachers, David Guzik actually skips this verse entirely, at least in the rendition of commentaries I have by him. Some have one sentence comments like, “This is the great tribulation of course,” while others say that these events are not for the body of Christ, but only those who will come to Him after the rapture. And I can clearly see that this could very well be simply talking about natural disasters; a comet hitting the earth etc. But here is my case for why I believe it is something more; something spiritual manifesting in the physical; possibly the UFOs.
First of all, it is important to note the words “prosdokia” and “eperchomai” which clearly seem to indicate that there is a earnest awaiting for an arrival of something or someone from the heavens. Although it does indicate that there will be fear or “phobos”, of whatever is showing up, this does not conflict with the idea of an earnest waiting. A possible scenario could be that disclosure of the UFO reality may be announced by governments and perhaps a date set for the day of their arrival. This would create an eagerness for what is coming, but fear because it is totally foreign and unknown to us. I would imagine an event such as the apparition of Mary in Fatima a century ago had similar overtones.
When we looked at the word for powers, “dunamis” I mentioned that it is used mostly for the power and authority and even miracles of God and Jesus. However, there is one verse that uses this same word that is not of God, but of Satan. It comes in 2 Thessalonians 2:9 where it states, “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” Since both are describing the events of the end times, I believe it isn’t a stretch to assert that the powers of the heavens which are shaken are not just celestial objects, but actual UFOs. The word “dunamis” is also derived from the word “dýnamai” which means “ability to perform.” Is it possible that Jesus here is saying that the these things coming upon the earth have the ability to perform in the heavens? And if so, what do we know of that have such qualities and characteristics?
It’s important to note once again, that I am not saying for certain, what Jesus described here are UFOs. But, it does make me wonder. What single event could create such spiritual chaos? I don’t think a comet, or some other “natural” disaster could create the spiritual falling away as described in this verse, the “apopsuchó” or the separating from the soul.
LA Marzulli has often spoken of the scenario of waking up and seeing on the morning news footage of several mile wide craft over all the major cities of the world. He calls it a “game changer” and it certainly would be. We all remember what it was like the morning of 9-11. Disbelief, confusion, sadness, and a suspense of reality. The arrival of the UFOs would be the same feeling, but amplified many times over. The thought I kept thinking in my head on the morning of 9-11 was, “this feels like a movie.” Can you imagine the arrival of UFOs? People’s minds would immediately flee to where they are most familiar with this kind of event: entertainment media. And in most, if not all cases, the government is not responsible, but rather the culprit for the solution in many of the Hollywood depictions of UFOs. Thus, in the same way the American people begged the government for answers in 9-11, it will be the same if and when UFOs appear in the skies over earth.
Furthermore, and more importantly, the arrival of UFOs and ET presence will provide an immediate division amongst the people of earth. For someone like me, a Christian, this event would be the culprit of counterfeit signs miracles and wonders. But for the vast majority of the people, the ET’s, presupposing that they, “come in peace,” will be the solution to all of the world’s problems. An external source in which to help us understand why we have differences on this planet. The third party or mediator for planet earth to bring about peace and security. The line in the sand will become more clear than ever before. And when you start to talk about the Vatican in 2008 coming out and saying ET’s are our space brothers and that the Pope wants to baptize them, well we can be certain it could get ugly.
In closing the post, I just want to mention that Jesus Christ is the ultimate authority in this universe and no matter what happens, we can rely on Him. The passage right after the one we looked at says this, “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”-LUKE 21:27. Jesus is the Messiah and Savior to our world. Even though chaos will come upon the earth, we can know that ultimately, even the most sinister acts of Satan is playing into the loving hands of God.
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