by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
One of the teachings of the Bible that I have referenced frequently in my writings is that the entire world system, particularly its political and financial systems, is all part of Satan’s kingdom.
This is the system that all of us are born into naturally, and to escape this demonic system, we have to be “born again” spiritually to enter into the Kingdom of God, ruled by Jesus Christ.
We are then called the “children of God,” because of our rebirth spiritually.
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true—even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:19-20)
When Jesus Christ allowed himself to be executed to fulfill prophecy, he redeemed the entire human race and passed judgment on Satan and his demonic hierarchy who rule the world.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Colossians 2:8-15)
The Greek words in the original text of the Bible that refer to Satan and his administration, are usually translated with English words such as “power” and “authorities.”
Jesus defeated them at the cross by his voluntary sacrifice, ruling against them in the court of justice in the spiritual realm, allowing anyone who so chooses to leave Satan’s kingdom and join the Kingdom of God under the New Covenant through the rebirth.
“The prince of this world now stands condemned.” (Words of Jesus recorded in John 16:11)
Satan and his administration, however, have yet to be sentenced to their punishment, which the Bible explains to us will still happen at a future date. Until that time, they still rule the world system.
Occasionally, the Biblical texts give us an indication as to who these “powers and authorities” are in Satan’s kingdom.
One of those places is in the Book of Daniel, where it is recorded that each major geopolitical nation has its own head demon, referred to as a “Prince”, apparently using this title in their ranking before Satan. This would imply that these “princes” are among the highest ranking demons ruling on earth, answering directly to Satan himself.
A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.”
And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.”
While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless. Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak.
I said to the one standing before me, “I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I am helpless. How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.”
Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength. “Do not be afraid, O man highly esteemed,” he said.
“Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.”
So he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come; but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince.” (Daniel 10:10-21)
We see two head demons referenced in this section, one identified as the “Prince of Persia” and one referred to as the “Prince of Greece.”
One good angel serving in the Kingdom of God is also mentioned as a “chief prince”, Michael. Michael is mentioned again the book of Revelation:
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. (Revelation 12:7-9)
So what about the United States of America, which is a modern-day country that did not exist when the Bible was written?
First, one needs to understand that the USA was founded by Satanic Freemasons and has always been ruled by Satanic rulers who are all part of Freemasonry. Since our founding in 1776, the goal of the U.S. was to become the center of the New World Order.
I dealt with this more extensively in my last article published in 2022:
Year 2023: Will America Fulfill Its Destiny? Jesus Christ is the Only “Transhuman” the World Has Ever Seen or Will Ever See
American Christians have been taught that the USA was founded as a “Christian Country.” And I don’t necessarily disagree with that belief, because I understand that the Christian religion, along with ALL of the world’s religions, is part of the Satanic world system run by Freemasons. See:
Fact Check: “Christianity” and the Christian Religion is NOT Found in the Bible – The Person Jesus Christ Is
It makes sense, therefore, that today in 2023 as the U.S. is entering its last stages of being the world’s last remaining “superpower”, that there is a national demonic power who rules most of the world today as one of the most powerful demons in the world, perhaps only second in command to Satan himself. It is also possible that Satan’s physical location where he dwells on earth is also in the U.S. today.
I believe that the name of this demon who is the head demon over the U.S., is a female spirit that is named Columbia.
Here is the entry for “Columbia” from the Online Etymology Dictionary:
poetic name for United States of America, earlier for the British colonies there, 1730s, also the nation’s female personification, from name of Christopher Columbus (also see Colombia) with Latin “country” ending -ia.
A popular name for places and institutions in the U.S. in the post-Revolutionary years, when former tributes to king and crown were out of fashion: such as Columbia University (New York, U.S.) founded in 1754 as King’s College; re-named 1784. Also District of Columbia (1791, as Territory of Columbia); “Hail, Columbia,” Joseph Hopkinson’s patriotic song that served in 19c. as an unofficial national anthem (1798); “Columbiad,” Joel Barlow’s attempt to write an epic for the United States (1807). Columbiad also was the name of a heavy, cast-iron, smooth-bore cannon introduced in the U.S. in 1811.
Wikipedia also has an entry on the history of “Columbia” as the national personification of the United States.
Columbia, also known as Miss Columbia, is a female national personification of the United States. It was also a historical name applied to the Americas and to the New World.
The association has given rise to the names of many American places, objects, institutions and companies, including the District of Columbia; Columbia, South Carolina; Columbia University; “Hail, Columbia”; Columbia Rediviva; and the Columbia River.
Images of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World, erected in 1886) largely displaced personified Columbia as the female symbol of the United States by around 1920, although Lady Liberty was seen as an aspect of Columbia. Columbia’s most prominent display in the 21st Century is as part of the logo of the Hollywood film studio Columbia Pictures.
Columbia is a Neo-Latin toponym, in use since the 1730s with reference to the Thirteen Colonies which formed the United States. It originated from the name of the Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus and from the Latin ending -ia, common in the Latin names of countries (paralleling Britannia, Gallia, Zealandia, and others). (Full article.)
This “Spirit of Columbia” represents the “New World Order”, and its primary meaning is one of “liberty”, which means “freedom.” This is the “spirit” of “America,” as the concept of “liberty” is drilled into those of us who grew up and were educated in the United States.
We have been taught to believe that it is our value of “liberty” that makes us superior to all other nations, and the nations that follow the United States are often referred to as “the Free World.”
This begs the question, “freedom” from what?
Well, from the view of Satan and the Freemasons, it would mean “freedom from God” and the constraints of morality. Those who embrace this message of “liberty” are the “enlightened ones” even though in reality, according to the Bible, this concept of “freedom” results in slavery, and slaves to Satan and his world system.
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. (James 4:4)
According to the teachings of the New Testament, true “liberty” or freedom is found only in Jesus Christ.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed” (Words of Jesus in Luke 4:18).
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
I know you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word. I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you do what you have heard from your father.” (John 8:34-38)
Anyone else who claims to offer “freedom” is actually a slave to Satan and his world system.
These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. (2 Peter 2:17-19)
This demonic value of “freedom” in the “free world” has been used for many decades now as an excuse for war to force other countries to be “free”, like us. When enemies of the United States attack us, we are told they attack us because they “hate our freedom.”
So we bomb them and destroy their country and their culture, forcing them to be “free” like us.
The representation of this female demonic force is one of the first things visitors to the United States see when they enter through New York, as “Lady Liberty” stands tall to greet everyone who enters the U.S.
And of course the political center of the U.S. is Washington D.C., the “district of Columbia” which is full of Freemason and demonic symbolism throughout this “district” that is obviously controlled by Satanic forces.
The demonic version of “expansionism” in modern days began with the explorer Christopher Columbus, and the concept of “manifest destiny” which was used to take over the land that comprises the United States today by driving out the original inhabitants that already lived here, much like the expansion into Palestine in 1948, by force and by killing the original inhabitants so that the “Jews” could live there.
We can see this portrayed in artist John Gast’s painting (see above) called “Spirit of the Frontier” with Miss Columbia leading the way to the west using technology to “enlighten” the way.
Contrast this to the concept of “expansionism” in the Bible, which is defined as proclaiming the “Good News” about Jesus Christ, so that others can become disciples of Jesus (voluntarily, not by force) and gain real “freedom” from Satan and his world system.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
Demons can go by multiple names, especially when those names are translated into multiple languages.
Two of the main demons referenced in the Bible during the Old Testament period, are “Baal” and “Ashtoreth”.
These are “fertility gods” with the male being “Baal” (and other names like “Molech”), and the female being “Ashteroth” (along with other names).
As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done. (1 Kings 11:4-6)
I think one of the places we encounter Ashteroth again in the Bible, is in Paul’s time living in Ephesus, a city that is in modern-day Turkey where Paul spent 2 years teaching.
The “liberty” that Paul was teaching was very different than the “liberty” of the head demon in Ephesus at that time, Artemis.
About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen.
He called them together, along with the workmen in related trades, and said: “Men, you know we receive a good income from this business. And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all. There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”
When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” Soon the whole city was in an uproar. (Acts 19:23-29)
I have been to Ephesus a few times when I lived in Turkey. It used to be a port city, but today the waterways connecting to Ephesus have long since dried up, and the only thing remaining there today are ruins.
Where did the fertility “goddess” Ashteroth move to?
I think her name is better known now as “Columbia”, or “Liberty”, and her statue is now on Liberty Island in New York City:
Two very prominent references to evil females that are mentioned in the prophetical Book of Revelation are “Jezebel” and “the Prostitute.”
Jezebel was a historical person in the Old Testament writings who was an evil queen married to the wicked King Ahab, but this name was also used by the risen Jesus Christ in his appearance to John in the second chapter of Revelation:
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.
So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. (Revelation 2:20-23)
This was written to the congregation of believers living in Thyatira in the First Century, which today is in western Turkey. It is very interesting that in John’s vision of the resurrected Jesus Christ, contained in Revelation in the Bible, that Jesus addressed 7 congregations that existed during that time, and they were all in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey), and none of them were in Israel, where the city of Jerusalem and its temple were just about to be destroyed in 70 AD.
There are of course many different interpretations of “the end times” as recorded in the prophetic words in Revelation. The people to whom this “revelation” was given to were these congregations in modern-day Turkey. None of these congregations (or “churches”) exist today, although one of these 7 places, Smyrna, is today Izmir, the 3rd largest city in Turkey where there are some local congregations.
This was the area of the Middle East that the early disciples traveled to as they taught about Jesus, and these early congregations were mixed congregations of both Jewish and Gentile (non-Jewish) believers. It was from this area that the “Good News” (gospel) spread to the rest of the world.
When we read the book of Revelation in the Bible, it is helpful to know who this was written to, and the times and circumstances of that period. John was actually a prisoner at the time on the island of Patmos.
I, John, your brother and partner with you in the oppression, Kingdom, and perseverance in Christ Jesus, was on the isle that is called Patmos because of God’s Word and the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, like a trumpet saying, “What you see, write in a book and send to the seven assemblies: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
Write therefore the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will happen hereafter; the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lamp stands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies. The seven lamp stands are seven assemblies. (Revelation chapter 1.)
So we can see here that Jesus made it clear that what was being revealed had significance for the people living at that time, just before Jerusalem and the temple were about to be destroyed, but that also there were some “things which will happen hereafter.”
The book of Revelation is written in prophetic language and can be interpreted in different ways.
The most predominant view of this prophecy today in regards to what is going to happen in the future is the Dispensationalist modern view, which views the “end times” through the lens of Zionism.
But historically, this was not the predominant view of end time events.
I have the advantage of having received the same academic training as most pastors and teachers in the Zionist churches today, but I am not employed by Corporate Christianity, and have been studying the Bible for over 40 years now.
I can follow the truth wherever it leads, even if it is not popular, because I don’t earn my income from writing or teaching on biblical topics. If my readership decreases because my views do not follow the mainstream current views, it does not affect me, because I don’t earn any income from the articles published here.
The passage I quoted above about “Jezebel” who called herself a “prophetess” was from Jesus’ discourse to the congregation that was in Thyatira which today is in western Turkey. It is entirely possible that this woman represented the female fertility goddess “Ashteroth”. Notice the stern warning of Jesus towards those who followed her ways:
I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
Could this be a message to the congregations (“churches”) in the United States today? Could it be that we just saw much of this happen with all the “church” members and their leaders who complied with the COVID-19 “vaccine” mandates where many have now died or been crippled for life? How many children have died over the past few decades because “Christians” followed the evil ways of “Columbia” and inoculated their babies and children with poisonous injections?
Let’s look at another one of Jesus’ addresses to the 7 assemblies in Revelation, the one that was in Pergamum:
“To the angel of the assembly in Pergamum write: “He who has the sharp two-edged sword says these things: “I know your works and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. You hold firmly to my name, and didn’t deny my faith in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. So you also have some who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans likewise. Repent therefore, or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.” (Revelation 2:12-16)
Pergamum today is in Central Turkey, in the Anatolian region. During the days when Revelation was written in the First Century, it was the remnant of the great Phrygia empire between 1200–675 BC.
Stories of the heroic age of Greek mythology tell of several legendary Phrygian kings:
- Gordias, whose Gordian Knot would later be cut by Alexander the Great
- Midas, who turned whatever he touched to gold
- Mygdon, who warred with the Amazons
According to Homer’s Iliad, the Phrygians participated in the Trojan War as close allies of the Trojans, fighting against the Achaeans. Phrygian power reached its peak in the late 8th century BC under another, historical, king Midas, who dominated most of western and central Anatolia and rivaled Assyria and Urartu for power in eastern Anatolia.
With this history, we can understand why the risen Christ stated that this was where Satan’s throne was, and that he “dwelled” there.
(And as a side note, the hat that Miss Columbia sometimes is wearing, such as in the left and right images in the featured image of this article, is referred to as a “Phrygian Cap,” which some equate with Freemasonry.)
But just like Ephesus, where “Artemis” once “dwelled” but now is simply ruins, so too the great Phrygian empire lies in ruins in modern day Turkey, and looks like this:
Where might the “dwelling” place for Satan be today?
I would guess it is in the “District of Columbia“, Washington D.C., which is probably the most demonic and evil city on earth today.
Then there is the other reference to a powerful female force in the book of Revelation: The Prostitute, or in some translations The Harlot, which we first encounter in chapter 17.
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls.
She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction.
The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come. This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while.
The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction. The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.
Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God’s words are fulfilled. The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:1-18)
There are various explanations and interpretations that guess at who (or what) this entity is referred to as “The Great Prostitute.” It is obviously a female entity, which could easily be “Ashteroth” or “Columbia” today, and while the “great city that rules over the kings of the earth” could have been either Rome or Jerusalem at the time this was written, it most certainly could be referring to Washington D.C. today.
If that is the case, then we could be near to this reference: “They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.”
While I am not claiming to know exactly how events are going to unfold in the “last days” and what role the U.S. will play, I do think that if you believe that the U.S. provides “liberty and justice for all” as you “pledge your allegiance” to this country, you need to wake up and understand that the United States is not worthy of your “allegiance” at all, since you are making a pledge to Satan himself if you choose to do so, and you are far better off pledging your allegiance to the coming King and risen savior, Jesus Christ, who is the only one who can provide true “liberty” and “justice.” See:
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
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