In the past, I sighed disapprovingly when considering the pagan nomenclature often assigned to America's space missions and spacecraft (not to mention the planets, moons, and geological features of stellar bodies). These days, I'm wondering if this penchant for mythological labels is more than just a disgusting habit. Perhaps this is part of the larger spiritual war.
Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips. (NIV)
It's clear from Scripture that the Adversary, Satan, and the other fallen ones love to get human beings to do things that God hates. In particular, devils love to get the Redeemed of God to break YHVH's commandments and to be inconsiderate of his feelings.
At best, Adonai is disappointed when we name things after his adversaries. At worst, he sees it as treason.
So why does the space program of a supposedly Judeo-Christian nation like America keep utilizing the names of Greek and Egyptian gods?
Case in point: the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft launched on September 8, 2016.
What's in a name?
The mission of OSIRIS-REx is to travel to an asteroid named Bennu to gather carbonaceous material which scientists believe was formed in the early days of the solar system. Like Osiris, the name Bennu comes from Egyptian mythology.
The Greek philosophers who studied the mystery schools of ancient Egypt wrote about Osiris as a real man of early history who brought civilization and divine rule to Egypt. He was most likely the first and greatest king of the Nile people.
The word Rex is Latin for "king" and is still widely used in that sense. So NASA's new explorer is called "King Osiris." This has meaning beyond what most people realize, because Osiris was king of more than just Egypt. In my book, Leviathan's Ruse, I carefully demonstrate that Osiris (Asar in Egyptian) was King Asshur of the Bible, whom the prophets tell us was the most powerful king to ever live. Not only that, but I show that Asshur is the Antichrist who will be resurrected and brought up from the Abyss in the last days.
As an aside, the mythological phoenix probably derives from the Bennu bird, as both are associated with cyclical renewal and both have crests behind their heads.
I have a hard time considering the combination of these two things, King Osiris and Bennu, to be a coincidence, since the adepts of the mystery schools have always believed that there is great power in names. Influential members of the occult commonly insert ungodly symbols and names into otherwise innocent and unrelated materials. The reason why they do this is a topic for another article, but we can say in short that it is both a form of worship and a way of mocking the "profane" masses.
Think about the symbolism here: after its mission, King Osiris will be returning to earth after being carried through the cosmos atop the regenerating spirit of the sun god. This is a powerful statement by the occult. As you'll learn if read Leviathan's Ruse, the sacred quest of the mystery/occult organizations since antiquity has been to bring back the murdered son of Sol from the cosmic underworld. It seems likely that this newest mission by NASA is yet another way in which the occult is broadcasting their intentions. No doubt they believe that they are empowered by such displays.
We see the puppet-masters at work everywhere, not just at NASA. They leave their calling cards right under our noses, but it's usually only the occult initiates who receive the message. Here's a small sampling of famous modern stuff that incorporates pagan symbols and names:
- The Starbucks logo features a European mermaid goddess known as Melusine, who traces back to middle-eastern goddess Ishtar/Asherah (note the five-pointed star of Venus on her crown)
- Nike shoes are named after the Greek goddess of victory
- The Mars candy company got its name from the god of war
- Mercury, the Messenger god, lent his name to cars and an entertainment records label
- A film company uses the name of the giant hunter, Orion, as will the spacecraft designated to take the first humans to the planet Mars
- The Phoenix Suns basketball team and NASA's Phoenix Lander refer to the resurrecting fire-bird
- The father of Zeus gives his name to the Saturn Automobile Corporation
- The Tennessee Titans hope to be the giants of football, but they must not realize that all the Titans were defeated in Greek myth
- The name of the fertility goddess, Venus, is used by a slew of companies that specialize in beauty
- The mountain of the gods lends its name to the Olympus camera company
- Mobil oil company uses the pegasus in their logo
- Atlas Van Lines is a famous travel company which alludes to the god that holds up the world
- Many cities and states are named for gods, including Apollo, Arcadia, Athens, Atlanta, Aurora, Ceres, Diana, Delphi, Elysian, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Mars Hill, Olympia, Neptune City, Orion, Pandora, Phoenix, Urania, Venus, Vesta, Victoria, Vulcan, Zephyr, and the District of Columbia
- Washington, D.C. and many of the state capitols are downright infested with artwork straight out of mythology
- There are countless references to mythology in television, film, and music
So what do we do? We recognize that the Enemy is always at work, and we saints should be, too. Far too many of us are resting on our laurels instead of ministering to the lost and preaching the truth everywhere we go. Knowledge is power, so now that you know something, use that as a springboard to alert others and tell them about the unseen battle for this earth we live on. Let's make the things of the Kingdom of God more popular than the things of Satan.