The 2014 Grammy’s solidified much of what Beginning and End has warned about the pop music industry over the past two years: that it is one of the main promoters of sinful rebellion and the occult today. With an array of performances by mega-star Illuminati celebrities, the award show was an assault on the God, the Christian faith and whatever Biblical values are left in America. And as society cheers on their idols, the hearts and minds of many are turning from The Lord and to Satan.
Satanic Rebellion on Display
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed [Jesus Christ], saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. – Psalm 2:1-3.
The reason that those in league with the promotion of sin is found in the passage above. The desire among those powerful and influential people who oppose God is to “break the bands and cords” of The Lord. What are those bands and cords? The Word of God – The Bible. Satan, who wants to rule humanity, knows that it is critical that people in society no longer regard the God of the Bible or Jesus Christ, the Son of God as important. Any notion that people should worry about sin, eternal life or God’s judgment of them must be removed. And the easiest way to do this is by encouraging sinful rebellion. And pop culture has served as one of the Devil’s greatest weapons in moving the mind of society to not only accept blatant sinful behavior, but to applaud and love it.
Beyonce – The Spirit of Jezebel
Pop Superstar Beyoncé opened the show with a performance of her smash hit “Drunk In Love.” Dressed in see-through lingerie and a thong, the songstress writhed on a chair in vulgar, overtly sexual fashion. All the while, singing lyrics so vile, that even the Grammy producers had to censor her. The song is a blatant ode to sex, describing intimacy in extreme graphic terms. This year it was “Queen Bey” as she refers to herself, to play the role of sexual temptress at the Grammys and she wasted no time in setting an X-rated tone for the awards show. Her entire performance was promoting sexual lust and fornication. We covered the performance in detail in our article: Beyonce Channels The Spirit of Jezebel In Illuminati “Ghost/Haunted” Video.
The Rise of Witchcraft
Katy Perry’s performance of Dark Horse was this year’s most brazen satanic ritual of the night (we previously covered Nicki Minaj’s performance at the 2012 Grammy’s which was also an occult ceremony). Perry’s performance was so over the top in its wickedness, it will also be covered in its own soon to be published article.
Adding to that was Madonna who showed up dressed in witch’s garb.
Even MTV took notice of the style of dress of the pop icon:
Something magical was in the air at the Grammy Awards this year. It seems that three of pop’s leading ladies got the memo that witches are just so hot right now. That’s right: Madonna, Katy Perry and Lorde all seemed to have recently watched “The Craft” — or the current season of “American Horror Story” — and decided to use that programming as inspiration for this year’s show.
Madonna kicked off the trend on the red carpet, walking into the show looking like pop music’s ultimate supreme. In her wide-brimmed hat and tailored black suit, the Material Girl (who later performed with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) looked like the leader of the pop coven. Her style quickly had fans commenting that she appeared to be auditioning to replace Jessica Lange on the witchy FX anthology series. (source).
To no surprise, MTV suggested that Madonna was influenced by American Horror Story: Coven, one of the most satanic shows on television. Coven is about a group of witches attending a prep school to train them in magic and features graphic violence, sexual perversion, incest, bestiality and necrophilia, among other inappropriate themes. Here is a photo from the show of the main character and the other witches walking into the coven. The fashion inspiration of Madonna was clear.
Madonna, a practitioner of Kabbalah, which is a form of Jewish mysticism, is no stranger to the occult. Her Super Bowl halftime performance in 2012 was one of the biggest occult ceremonies of all time (we cover that performance in detail in our article: ). The entire performance was premised on the occult belief of man attaining godhood.
Other fans and media sites concurred that Madonna was inspired by the show
— Robert Manion (@robertmanion) January 27, 2014
— MTV News (@MTVNews) January 27, 2014
Could Madonna be the next supreme on “American Horror Story: Coven”? Ryan Murphy thinks so… http://t.co/ySXLOQQQAs
— huffpostgay (@huffpostgay) January 28, 2014
In addition a close up shot of Madonna revealed the earings she was wearing:
Notice they are in the shape of Baphomet stars. Anton LaVey, the founder of The Church of Satan, made it clear as to what this symbol, the goat’s head, in an upside down pentagram, means:
“The symbol of Baphomet was used by the Knights Templar to represent Satan. Through the ages this symbol has been called by many different names. Among these are: The Goat of Mendes, The Goat of a Thousand Young, The Black Goat, The Judas Goat, and perhaps the most appropriately, The Scapegoat.” (source).
Lorde, who won pop song of the year, also invoked many comments for her witch-like appearance and dancing as if she were possessed:
WGN Network, which is producing a new witch-based drama called Salem, also chimed in on Lorde’s appearance:
— Salem (@SalemWGNA) January 27, 2014
The Bible of course makes it clear that any dabbling in witchcraft or magic is a grave sin. This is emphasized in a passage describing the wicked King Manasseh, one of the most sinful people in the entire Bible:
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: But did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. Also he built altars in the house of the Lord, whereof the Lord had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger. – 2 Chronicles 33:1-6.
The use of magic is based on contacting demonic forces. These beings are not to be toyed with hence witchcraft being a capital offense in ancient Israel. But as detailed in our article on American Horror Story Coven, witchcraft is becoming more popular than ever thanks to television and movies glamorizing the occult. Just as the evil leaders of Israel led the nation into sin, today the leaders of pop culture are causing millions of their fans “to err” and embrace the occult as entertaining and cool.
The Coming Deception
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” - 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.
The massive increase of blatant occultism and promotion of Illuminati satanic religion is a judgment from The Lord for the sins of society. Because America is turning away from God, attacking the Bible at every turn and seeking to silence the voice of Bible-believing Christians, The Lord is giving a God-rejecting society what they want: access to Satanic rebellion.
This is described in detail in Romans chapter 1:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools..” – Romans 1:17-22.
Rather than worship God, pop stars have let their sinful imaginations run wild, opening the door for satanic influence. And though they may think they “have it all”, they are in fact making the biggest mistake of their lives as they are inviting the wrath of God upon themselves.
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. – Romans 1:23-25.
Robin Thicke – Deal With The Devil Secured
Pop star Robin Thicke also performed at the Grammys. Thicke, became a sensation in 2013 thanks to his smash hit Blurred Lines an ode to fornication and cocaine use (he also has a song on his album titled “Cocaine”). The original “unrated” video for the song, released online, featured Thicke dancing among numerous naked women, and went viral, before being banned by YouTube. The marketing strategy used the ever-powerful temptation of sexual lust to entice the masses. As is always the case with so many pop superstars, there must be an overt promotion of sinful rebellion for the ultimate reward of fame and status. In the case of the unrated video, it worked liked a charm. A second version of Blurred Lines, (with women only topless and scantily clad), received YouTube’s approval and amassed over 267 million views. As a result his song was one of the biggest hits of the year and vaulted him to pop stardom.
He was also infamous for being the co-participant in Miley Cyrus’ vulgar display at the MTV Video Music Awards.
But before any of this, Thicke started his career with a song that showed his spiritual intention. His first hit single, “Magic”, of course was an allusion to the occult and made a very open reference to his spiritual state. Here are some of the lyrics.
I got it, you got it, we got the magic, girl
I got it, you got it, we got the magic, girl
I know sometimes, sometimes you feel no hope
Well Ive been there, Ive walked that lonely road, ooh
I took whatever the devil offered me
Because I knew that he would set me free, (source).
Once again, we see a reference to a deal with Satan. What spirit inspired this song? Below is an image from the video of Thicke in a doorway of light with a pyramid symbol all over it.
Also notice that the emblem for “magic” in the video is a lighning bolt.
The lightning bolt has often been associated with the Devil. Based on the words of Jesus Christ. In Luke Chapter 10, Jesus Christ had commissioned 70 disciples to travel through Judea, preaching the Gospel. And He gave them a supernatural impartation of His Spirit to perform miracles for those they encountered to demonstrate that they were truly sent from God. When the men realized they even had the power to cast demons out of people who were possessed, they returned to Jesus with shock and excitement:
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:17-19.
The realization that the name of Jesus Christ gave them power over Satanic spirits, stunned the disciples. And their testimony led Jesus to relay the vision He had of Satan falling from Heaven like a lightning bolt. The occult has jumped on this description to make the bolt of lightning a symbol of Satan. Here are other stars using it as well.
Heavy Metal Group AC/DC (singers of satanic ode “Highway to Hell”)
Pink – Freemasonic Princess
Rock star Pink performed a high wire acrobatic song during the 2014 Grammys. She previously established her Illuminati credentials at the 2009 VMA awards where she performed a Freemason ritual for millions in the viewing audience:
Here is a description of the initiation rite for the Royal Arch Purple in Freemasonry, which Pink mimicked on TV:
After securing the initiate’s undivided loyalty, the Royal Arch Purple candidate is ‘made up’ for initiation in a practice known within secret societies and the occult world as being ‘properly prepared’. In ‘The Meaning of Masonry’, prominent Freemason W.L. Wilmshurst explains the significance of such a practice, saying, “If he be truly a worthy candidate, ‘properly prepared’ in his heart and an earnest seeker for the light, the mere fact of his entering such an atmosphere will so impress and awaken his dormant soul faculties as in itself to constitute an initiation and an indelible memory” (p. 117).
This custom is, in reality, the state of readiness the initiate obtains before receiving mystical enlightenment into a secret body. The candidate could justly be described as being properly prepared for his (counterfeit) new birth experience…
The oath-bound Royal Arch Purple aspirant is prepared for initiation in typically Masonic manner, by being stripped of much of his clothes. He is divested of his coat and vest, collar and tie, shoes and socks. One shoe is then placed on candidate’s left bare foot, and the legs of his trousers rolled up above the knee, his left breast being bare. The candidate is then blindfolded, and a piece of purple ribbon is fastened to the front of the candidate’s shirt or other garment. (source).
Notice Pink is wearing a purple outfit with a purple pastie over her bare breast. She is also barefoot and in place of one of her purple pants sleeve, she has a checkerboard patterned sleeve often found in Masonic temples:
The description of the ritual continues:
…This peculiar practice of stripping the candidate before initiation, whilst overtly humiliating, has a deep spiritual significance. The custom itself goes back to the time of Nimrod, the father of the ancient mysteries. The Rev. Alexander Hislop in his book ‘The Two Babylons’ (p. 183) explains how Nimrod, before he was cut in pieces, was “necessarily stripped” in what was “a voluntary humiliation.” He then states, “When, therefore, his suffering was over, and his humiliation past, the clothing in which he was invested was regarded as a meritorious clothing, available not only for himself, but for all who were initiated in the mysteries.” (source).
Nimrod in Scripture was the first emperor after the Flood of Noah’s day. He was the first ruler to shed blood to conquer and led the tower of Babel rebellion. It was the first attempt at an occult global government with the plan to overthrow God:
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. – Genesis 11:1-6.
Hislop then explains, “When the initiated, thus ‘illuminated’ and made partakers of a ‘divine nature’, after being ‘divested of their garments’, were clothed anew, the garments with which they were invested were looked upon as ‘sacred garments’, and possessing distinguished virtues. ‘The coat of skin’ with which the Father of mankind was divinely invested after he was made so painfully sensible of his nakedness, was, as all intelligent theologians admit, a typical emblem of the glorious righteousness of Christ – ‘the garment of salvation’, which is ‘unto all and upon all them that believe’. The garments put upon the initiated after their disrobing of their former clothes, were evidently intended as a counterfeit of the same” (p. 183). This vulgar practice has assumed a strategic place in most heathen initiations, being subtly designed to mimic the Christian new birth experience.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. – John 3:16-19.
The word pyramid is popularly supposed to be derived from πῦρ, fire, thus signifying that it is the symbolic representation of the One Divine Flame, the life of every creature….. They entered its portals as men; they came forth as gods.It was the place of the “second birth,” the “womb of the Mysteries,” and wisdom dwelt in it as God dwells in the hearts of men.
The modern world knows little of these ancient rites. The scientist and the theologian alike gaze upon the sacred structure, wondering what fundamental urge inspired the herculean labor…So men say of the Great Pyramid that it is the most perfect building in the world, the source of weights and measures, the original Noah’s Ark, the origin of languages, alphabets,. and scales of temperature and humidity. Few realize, however, that it is the gateway to the Eternal.Though the modern world may know a million secrets, the ancient world knew one–and that one was greater than the million; for the million secrets breed death, disaster, sorrow, selfishness, lust, and avarice, but the one secret confers life, light, and truth. The time will come when the secret wisdom shall again be the dominating religious and philosophical urge of the world. The day is at hand when the doom of dogma shall be sounded. The great theological Tower of Babel, with its confusion of tongues, was built of bricks of mud and the mortar of slime. Out of the cold ashes of lifeless creeds, however, shall rise phœnixlike the ancient Mysteries. (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages).
In our article on Kanye West, Beginning and End detailed the meaning of the Phoenix in the occult – it a symbol of immortality and the dying an rising god who will one day lead the New Age. In the book of Revelation, this leader is identified as the Antichrist who: “which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” (Revelation 13:14). The Antichrist will literally suffer a fatal wound, and return to life, causing the the entire unsaved world to worship his as god. And this is what the symbols of the occult are concealing. But now the time has come to bring the secrets of the occult to the public. In order to achieve the proper “paradigm shift”for society to embrace the New Age. And entertainment is driving this effort to spread this false Gospel.
While some entertainers have made occult and satanic practices the path to their success, other artists who perpetuate all of this symbolism do not have to attend meetings and conferences to receive their “marching orders.” It only takes spiritual “inspiration” to spark their imagination to bring these symbols, ideas and rituals to millions of fans, who have these idea impressed on their subconscious while they bob their head to the “dope beat” of the music. And in the case of Daft Punk, their inspiration shows a great deal about the spirit behind their music and performances.
In the same interview, the duo, revealed that their favorite movie and greatest inspiration is a movie called The Phantom of The Paradise. This sci-fi cult classic, is a movie about an aspiring rock musician who sells his soul to the Devil in order for his music to be performed by the women he loves so she can become a rock goddess superstar. In the film, the lead character is betrayed by a corrupt record company executive who also sold his soul to Satan in exchange for always remaining youthful in appearance. And the album the lead character was working is called “Faust” an allusion to the German folk tale character of the same name, about a man who sells his soul to the Devil in order to receive magical powers and knowledge for 24 years. So the running theme of the movie is clear: bargaining with Satan for fame and riches. And this movie is cited by Daft Punk as their main inspiration. Here is a poster for the film, Phantom of the Paradise.
In the film, the main character also happens to wear a black leather suit and helmet, the preferred style of Daft Punk.
This is the seduction that has taken over the entertainment industry: sacrificing morals, value and certainly the fear of God, in exchange for wealth, fame and numerous carnal pleasures. But like the Faustian legend of German folklore, the deal comes with an expiration date. Jesus Christ said:
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? – Mark 8:34-37.
And the devil, taking [Jesus Christ] up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. – Luke 4:5-8.
The highlight of the Grammy was the performance of “Same Love”, a pro-gay marriage anthem by rappers MacKlemore and Ryan Lewis. During the song 33 couples were married in a mass ceremony. Looking at the lyrics of Same Love, it is clear that the rap is a blatant attack on the Bible. Here are some excerpts:
For those that liked the same sex
Had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don’t know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don’t know
Love is kind
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
The message is clear: Christianity must change from the Biblical definition of marriage. And many apostate churches already have, now becoming “gay-friendly” and no longer acknowledging homosexuality as a sin. But the Bible of course says that Christians are not to alter the Word of God: “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. “ (Deuteronomy 4:2).
Gay marriage laws are determined by politicians, not pastors. Yet the pop culture superstars are aiming their sights on the churches. The governments of the world will do whatever they choose to do and that has no bearing on the Christian faith. But the spiritual enemies of the Cross of Christ (Satan and his spiritual minions) do not just want governments they want the hearts and minds of all people. Even self-professed Christians, like country singer Carrier Underwood, have gone on record saying that she no longer acknowledged homosexuality as a sin and attends a gay-affirming church. This is precisely what the Bible prophesied would take place as the end times approached.
Save Your Soul – Do Not Lose It
“ The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” – John 10:10-11.
The 2014 Grammys may have been a statement for the occult, but the Bible has a much stronger and more powerful message: God loves you. For all the sin, fornication, witchcraft and blasphemy that took place, Jesus Christ gave His life for Beyonce, Jay-Z, Madonna, Macklemore, and all the other artists who may have promoted sin at the Grammys. And He also gave His life for you. Despite all of our sins, all of our doubts, blasphemies and willing rebellion against God, His only plan is to bring us back into His family which we have removed ourselves from. The book of 1 John says:
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:4-9.
God is ready and willing to forgive all people. We have to just humble our hearts, acknowledge our sins and ask for that forgiveness. Rather than ignore that offer, carefully consider it, and learn the Gospel, the free forgiveness and eternal life found in Jesus Christ. Being a Christian is not about not listening to music or ever watching TV. It is about believing in Jesus Christ, reading and believing the Bible and living in accordance with the Scriptures. God handles the rest in turning our heart and soul to Him. There is happiness, mercy and eternal joy waiting. If you are not a Christian, it should be clear now that this abundance of satanic references in one program cannot just be “coincidence” or “conspiracy theory.” The entertainers of today are now making their spiritual message blatant and in your face as can be. And if you are a Christian, understand that supporting music and entertainment that openly attacks the Christian faith or mocks Jesus Christ is endorsing rebellion. Repent and continue to spread the Gospel to help souls be saved.