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Pastor’s Penetrating Perspective

Updated: Feb 9

A New Weekly Blog Analyzing Current Events in the Light of Scripture and Bible Prophecy.


Richard R. Schmidt, D.Min., Ph.D


Luciferianism & Hamas (חָמָס)

Luciferianism – What & Why


This new blog starts with a focus on Luciferianism, and will develop a significant list of

associated current events, and their relationship to scripture and Bible prophecy. The blog will examine contemporary Luciferianism, and reveal the outcome of individuals who embrace an anti-biblical, anti-Christian worldview, and either knowingly or unknowingly, embrace satanism and demonism. The intent of this blog is not to sensationalize, but to educate. The Bible provides very specific information regarding the world catapulting towards the formation of a one-world religion, government, and economy, led by the satanic trinity of Satan, Antichrist (the beast), and the false prophet (another beast), as vividly outlined in Revelation 13. The blog will not allegorize, spiritualize, or sensationalize biblical texts, but will follow a strict, consistent hermeneutic for interpreting scripture, specifically analyzing the Bible via its historical, contextual, grammatical, and literary background.


Biblical Definition of Hamas

חָמָס ḥāmās: A masculine noun meaning violence, wrong. It implies cruelty, damage, and

injustice. Abraham’s cohabiting with Hagar is described as a wrong done to Sarah (Gen. 16:5). In relation to physical violence, cruelty is implied (Judg. 9:24). When coupled with the term instrument or weapon, it becomes an attributive noun describing weapons or instruments of violence (Ps. 58:2[3]). When it describes a person, it can mean an oppressor or a violent man (Prov. 3:31). 1


1 Warren Baker and Eugene E. Carpenter, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: Old Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2003), 351.


Hamas (חָמָס) – Found 60 Times in the Bible

The Bible uses the Hebrew word hamas (חָמָס) sixty times, and translators used the following words in the English Bible to translate hamas (חָמָס), based on the context of the individual scriptural texts.


violence 39

violent 7

cruelty 4

wrong 3

false 2

cruel 1

damage 1

injustice 1

oppressor 1

unrighteous 1. 2


2 James Strong, “חָמָס,” Strong’s Talking Greek and Hebrew Dictionary (WORDsearch, 2020).


Genesis 6:11 is the first-time scripture uses the word hamas (חָמָס). “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence [hamas (חָמָס)]” (Gen. 6:11). Genesis 6 begins the sobering account of God judging the inhabitants of the earth via the catastrophic, worldwide flood, which resulted in all of humanity, except for eight people, dying (Gen. 6-8). When comparing the biblical concept of hamas to the terrorist group Hamas, there is an interesting relationship in the devastating consequences. Based on the extreme violence that the scriptures point out existed before the universal flood, God executed the death penalty in a massive, unprecedented manner on the earth. Hamas, the terrorist group, has as one of its major objectives, to categorically eliminate the Jewish people, which has been and is a very significant long-standing goal of Satan (Esther 1-10; Matt. 2:16-18).


God reveals throughout the scriptures the devastating consequences of Satan’s rebellion against the Lord. The prophet Ezekiel reveals exactly where the current Luciferianism doctrine began. Ezekiel begins discussing the evil behavior of the King of Tyre, and then shifts into speaking about the rebellion of the anointed cherub, Lucifer.

“Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with old. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. “You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God (Jerusalem); You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. (Ezekiel 28:12–15)


The prophet Isaiah spells out the exact reasons why Lucifer, the perfectly created cherub, lost his title as the one whom God created with the seal of perfection.

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart:

I will ascend into heaven,

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;

I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,

I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest

depths of the Pit. (Isaiah 14:12–15)

Notice the content of the five “I wills” of Lucifer. The perfectly created Cherub decided he

wanted to take the place of God, and have ultimate dominion over God’s creation. God will never share His glory or position with another, even though many have, and will try to usurp the glory and honor only due Him (Ex. 20:3; Isa. 42:8; 1 Cor. 10:31; Rom. 11:36; 1 Pt. 4:11).


God gave Lucifer several other names and descriptors in the Bible after his rebellion. Revelation 12:9 points out four specific names God assigned Lucifer after his rebellion. “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels (demons) were cast out with him.” The specific context of this verse is the mid-point of the seven-year tribulation period, when Satan is enraged, sparking the last three-and-a-half years of the tribulation, which scripture terms the great tribulation (Luke 21:24).


The Origin of the Terrorist Group Hamas

PBS writers provide an excellent introduction to the terrorist group Hamas as follows:

Hamas, an acronym for Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya (“Islamic Resistance Movement”), was founded by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a Palestinian cleric who became an activist in local branches of the Muslim Brotherhood after dedicating his early life to Islamic scholarship in Cairo. Beginning in the late 1960s, Yassin preached and performed charitable work in the West Bank and Gaza, both of which Israel occupied following the 1967 Six-Day War.


Yassin established Hamas as the Brotherhood’s political arm in Gaza in Dec. 1987, following the outbreak of the first intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.


At the time, Hamas’s purpose was to counter Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), another

organization whose commitment to violently resisting Israel threatened to draw Palestinians’ support away from the Brotherhood.


In 1988, Hamas published its charter 3, calling for the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic society in historic Palestine. In what observers called an attempt to moderate its image, Hamas presented a new document 4 [PDF] in 2017 that accepted an interim Palestinian state along the “Green Line” border established before the Six-Day War but that still refused to recognize Israel.


3 The Avalon Project : Hamas Covenant 1988 https://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp


Hamas first employed suicide bombing in April 1993, five months before PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the Oslo Accords. The historic pact established limited self-government for parts of the West Bank and Gaza under a newly created entity called the Palestinian Authority (PA). Hamas condemned the accords, as well as the PLO’s and Israel’s recognition of each other, which Arafat and Rabin officially agreed to in letters sent days before Oslo.


In 1997, the United States designated Hamas a foreign terrorist organization. The movement went on to spearhead violent resistance during the second intifada, in the early 2000s, though PIJ and Fatah’s Tanzim militia were also responsible for violence against Israelis. 5


5 Zachary Laub, Jonathan Masters and Alice Hickson, “What Is Hamas? What To Know About Its Origins, Leaders And Funding,” October 13, 2023, https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/what-is-hamas-what-to-know-about-its-origins-leaders-and-funding, accessed December 3, 2024.


Israel has gone through two intifadas, which in simplicity were uprisings of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza strip. The specific reasoning behind the conflicts were an attempt to end Israel’s so-called occupation in those areas, and the creation of an independent Palestinian state. The first intifada lasted from December 1987 until September of 1993, which ended with the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. President Bill Clinton organized the historic event, which involved the somewhat forced handshake between Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.


The second intifada, which carried the name of the Al-Aqṣā intifada, started in September 2000. No clear-cut date exists that marks the end of the second intifada, though some analysts mark 2005 as the ending point. The two intifadas resulted in the deaths of more than 5,000 Palestinians and an estimated 1,400 Israelis. 6


6 Araj, B. and Brym, . Robert J.. "intifada." Encyclopedia Britannica, November 21, 2023.


Israel & Hamas; Hamas War – Luciferianism

Today marks 90 days since the Hamas terrorists broke through the southern border between Gaza and Israel, and slaughtered some 1,200 innocent Jewish men, women, and children. Hamas’ incorporated the most outrageous, animalistic, barbaric, sadistic, cruel, and yes, satanic behavior imaginable. Hamas lived up to the meaning of its name, which is violence in English. When the normal human being considers the atrocities carried out by Hamas on innocent Jewish people, one must consider that the violent, sadistic behavior borders on the impossible for a sane human being. Therefore, the question begging an answer is, how could a human being, created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27), perform such violent, cruel acts on another human being?


The Bible specifically states that God is allowing Satan tremendous latitude in what he can accomplish during the present times. Carefully examine 2 Corinthians 4:3-4. “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” Satan is the small “g” god of this age, and will remain in that position until the second advent of Jesus Christ. That glorious event will occur at the end of the seven-year tribulation period, and mark the starting point of Christ’s one-thousand-year millennial kingdom on earth (Rev. 19:11-20:10). “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.” (Rev. 20:1–3)


Conclusion

Lucifer’s catastrophic rebellion against his Creator began some six-thousand years ago. The fall of humankind into sin and the devastating eternal outcomes, resulted in God determining there would be only one way for any person to find redemption, which includes the assurance of forgiveness of their sins, and the promise of living eternally with the Lord. “ Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).


How has the Luciferian deceptive doctrine impacted the world both domestically and

internationally? We will continue to examine the impact of the Luciferian doctrine on current events in the light of scripture, which is the only authoritative, awesome, absolute truth.

Here we stand. We cannot, we must not be moved!


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