As a Bible student, you know that the Biblical holy days for the fall season — the Feast of the Trumpets, the Feast of the Tabernacles and the Day of Atonement — run, basically, from mid-September through the end of September, and a little bit into October.

Dates and times are important to occultists, as well.  Indeed, occultists often schedule occult-related events on God’s Holy Days in order to thumb their collective noses at God.

For example, this year, during those same fall feast days commanded by our heavenly Father, a replica of the so-called “Arch of Palmyra,” which is also known more commonly as the “Arch of Baal,” will be displayed in Washington, D.C. from September 26 through September 30 — the same basic time-frame the Biblical holy days will be transpiring.

Baal, of course, is the “god” of the Old Testament that frequently led Israel and its prophets away from our heavenly Father YHVH, causing our Father to turn Israel over to its enemies on numerous occasions.

Sadly, the Washington, D.C. unveiling ceremony for this replica of the Arch of Baal will be attended by members of the United States Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs, at 2:30 pm on September 26th.   In other words, the unveiling of this Arch of Baal is basically endorsed by our own Congress.

For those who understand the Biblical course of Abijah, it’s also important to note that the four-day time-period for this display in our nation’s capital is during the time of Christ’s true birthday (approximately September 29).  He was conceived at Christmas and born nine months later.  So displaying the Arch of Baal in out nation’s capital city during Christ’s birthday is at least a little bit like telling our heavenly Father, “You can keep your Messiah.  Baal is the one we want.”

Last year, the replica of the Arch of Baal was displayed at the G7 Global Cultural Summit, March 30-31, 2017, which summit many powerful government leaders from around the world attended (see “Arch of Baal Replica Still Being Displayed Worldwide by World Leaders”).

At that time, the arch was being displayed with cultural artifacts dating back to the Babylonian era, including Babylonian chimeras and other artifacts from ancient Babylonia representing the misogynist works of the fallen angels, plus statues of naked women with fig leaves positioned over their most private part.  (See video coverage here.)   

A Tiny Bit of History

Historically, the original arch once stood in Palmyria, Syria, linking the main street of the Colonnade and the Temple of Baal.

In other words, you basically had to pass through the arch in order stroll down the colonnade to enter the temple of Baal to worship.  This is why it was so frequently referred to as the Arch of Baal, though its official name is the Arch of Palmyra.

When a worshiper left the temple of Baal, they had to pass through that arch once more on their way out.  In that sense, some have euphemistically called the Arch of Baal the “portal” of the gods.

Of course, in the days of old, Baal (sometimes spelled Bel), was the chief religious rival to our heavenly Father YHVH.  In other words, Baal in his various iterations is ultimately none other than Satan.

What’s more, the Temple of Baal in Palmyria, Syria, where the arch would later be built, was dedicated to Baal in A.D. 32 — approximately the time of the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Both the historical ruins of the original Arch of Baal and the Temple of Baal were destroyed by ISIS in the summer of 2015 when they encroached into Syrian territory and took the city by military force.

What I find interesting is that, according to Wikipedia, the destroyed temple of Baal will eventually also be replicated.  They write:

Following the recapture of Palmyra by the Syrian Army in March 2015, director of antiquities Maamoun Abdelkarim stated that the Temple of Bel, along with the Temple of Baalshamin and the Monumental Arch, will be rebuilt using the surviving remains.”

So ultimately, not just the arch, but the temples to various iterations of the “god” Baal will also be reconstructed.

Satanic Holidays, Too

As one observer pointed out, other showings of the replica of the Arch of Baal have centered around occult holidays and major world government events:

“The arch was created to make a world tour and the timing and locations have turned out to be very interesting. 


The Arch…made its debut in London’s Trafalgar Square, on April 19-21, 2016, which coincided with the start of Beltane, an important pagan holiday on the Satanic calendar. 


Next, it appeared in New York at City Hall Park, on Sept 18-24, 2016, which coincided with the UN General Assembly (plus the fall equinox, which is also considered a Satanic holiday). 


Finally, it was set up in Dubai, UAE, on Feb 12-14, 2017, which happened to coincide with the World Governments Summit.   


The latest stop is Florence, Italy, from March 27 – April 27, 2017, coinciding with the first ever G7 Cultural Summit (formally the G8 but Russia was dropped).  The culture ministers from US, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Italy, and Canada were in attendance.   


Therefore, the recreated Arch of Baal has so far been set up during a major Satanic holiday and three world summits. 


I don’t know if Satan has accomplished anything with this clever sleight-of-hand but it seems like he’s at least trying.” 

Uh, yes.  Satan is certainly trying.  And our world leaders seem to be all too happy to oblige his efforts to blaspheme our heavenly Father.

God’s Warning to Government Leaders in Psalms 2

By displaying this Arch of Baal in important world capitals and at various world summits, the leaders of the governments of this world essentially demonstrate their fealty to the gods of old and the religious traditions of old, rather than to our heavenly Father and His anointed Savior.

And bringing that massive arch to America and displaying it in our capital city, over the holy feast days of YHVH, and over the earthly birthday of His son, Jesus Christ, is about as blasphemous as you can get.

This is just one more reason why the Lord said, in the end-days prophetic second Psalm:

Psa 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?


Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,


Psa 2:3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

Yes, to this very day the “kings of the earth” take their stand against our heavenly Father and His Christ, and try to cut all cords to them.  But in the end, the Lord will not be mocked.  As the Psalm continues:

Psa 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.


Psa 2:5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.


Psa 2:6  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.


Psa 2:7  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.


Psa 2:8  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.


Psa 2:9  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.


Psa 2:10  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.


Psa 2:11  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.


Psa 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

You see, the kings of this earth and the heathen who follow them are going to be broken to shivers at Christ’s Second Advent.  As verse 9 above states of Christ Jesus at His Second Advent, “Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

And since Revelation 2:27 tells us that event will actually take place at His second advent, we know for a fact that now, in the final days of this flesh earth age, is the time in which the kings of this earth are turning their backs on our heavenly Father and His Christ.

Perhaps that’s why you’ve seen such a dramatic acceleration of the slow motion overthrow of the western Christian moral order over these past few years.

Just Fans of Ancient Culture?

Now you might say, “Well, Steve, these government leaders are just fans of ancient culture, and this has nothing whatsoever to do with occult ritual, or paying honor to the gods of old. It’s just coincidence that this arch is being displayed at various major world government summits.”

And to that I’d reply by asking you to read the following two articles documenting several more recent cases of occult rituals and occult symbolism being publicly promoted by our government leaders as nonchalantly as you or I might drink a 7-Up:

Our heavenly Father didn’t have that second Psalm written because the governments of this world respect and worship Him.

Quite the contrary.  He had that Psalm written because the leaders of the governments of this world don’t have any respect for Him, nor do they worship Him in spite of occasional lip service you might hear, usually during election time.

If you just open your eyes a bit, you’ll see this to be true.  And of course, having read the Book of Revelation with understanding, you know it’s only going to get worse all of the way up to Satan’s arrival.

But it will all be done with at Christ’s Second Advent.  And for that I praise our heavenly Father and His Christ.

As the writer of the great book of Revelation ended the book:

Rev 22:20  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.


Rev 22:21  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

And so I say the same:  Come, Lord Jesus.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


Steve Barwick

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