“I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis- that’s the way I need Jesus” (Jesus Walks, 2006)
“I got the Jesus on a chain, man that don’t mean s–” (Put On, 2008)
Kanye West has been one of the biggest superstars of the past decade for his rapping and music production for his mentor and boss Jay-Z. And he has also been one of the biggest Illuminati entertainers over that same time span promoting Satanic symbolism, mystery religions, materialism and sinful rebellion against God in that same time span. This article will show Kanye’s descent from more subtle symbolism to outright Illuminati satanic promotion.
As Beginning and End has detailed, the main goals of those involved in the Occult or New Age is the attainment of immortality or godhood. Much of the rituals in Freemasonry and various occult practices reflect this. And thus belief systems that make man a god are very essential. Jay-Z’s track Izzo (Hova), produced by Kanye West, represented Kanye’s coming out party as it was his first appearance in a rap video. The song, which is a tribute to Jay-Z’s nickname, “Jay-Hova” is an obvious blasphemous swipe at the God of the Bible.
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. – Exodus 6:2-3.
The Lord goes by many names in the Bible, most being titles of respect and deference. But Jehovah is a name that God clearly acknowledges as His. Jay-Z has adopted this moniker and Kanye’s song celebrating the title.
When Kanye debuted his own first album, the influence of his Christian upbringing was still apparent, but in a mixed way. He released the song Jesus Walks, about struggles with sin and the desires to glorify God in his music. For many entertainers who come from a childhood church upbringing, this is an early challenge in entering a mostly satanic music industry. Just as Katy Perry, who started out as a contemporary Christian singer soon “sold her soul to the devil” and started making pop music that focused on promoting her over the top sexuality and raunchy image, West too let his ego, immense pride and desire for fame take over. In 2006, West took blasphemy to another level by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone mocking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ:
As we covered in our article on entertainers using the title “I AM” to take God’s name, Kanye’s blasphemy here showed his lack of respect for Christianity and Jesus while also showing his shameless obsession with fame, controversy and above all money. The Bible says of blasphemy:
Mocking Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, or attempting to make one’s life the same thing, is an insult to God and a major sin.
Pride And Arrogance – The Sin of Satan
“I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. “It’s me settling into that position of just really accepting that it’s one thing to say you want to do it and it’s another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan.” — Kanye West (source).
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. – 1 Timothy 3:6.
Kanye is renowned for his arrogance, pride and self-promotion. He is perhaps the only artist in history rush the stage at several awards shows when he was not named the winner. The danger in his attitude is that it is based on the idea that money and “talent” justifies any behavior. In the past, a man’s character and morals were once the measure of who he was or at least put accomplishments in perspective. But as society moves from Godly values and embraces Satan’s system, pride and arrogance are now justified if a person is wealthy or famous.
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. – Proverbs 8:13
”I’m the f— end-all, be-all of music. I know what I’m doing.” — Kanye West, (source).
To no surprise it is pride that is actually the first sin recorded in the Bible. Before Adam and Eve, it was Satan, who sinned and led an angelic rebellion against The Lord. The Bible says of Satan that: “Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.” (Ezekiel 28:17). Because of his beauty and “natural talents” Satan, then Lucifer, was filled with pride and then foolishly plotted against God.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. –Isaiah 14:12-15.
Satan wanted the position of God. He wanted to rule all over all of the angels or “stars of God.” He wanted to “be like the most High.” And that plan has not changed today. Satan’s endgame is to try and usurp God and ruin all of His plans for humanity, which is to save us. By luring people into sin, keeping them from the knowledge of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and deceiving them into following one of his many false religions, Satan can keep the unsaved sinner under his influence.
Pride pulls a person away from God. As the Bible details, sin is a process. The more someone falls into sinful rebellion against God, the less Godly influence will be in their life. Romans explains that God makes His presence known in the hearts of all people.
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;. – Romans 2:14-15.
The human conscience is proof of God’s existence in one’s life. Even without reading the Bible, people have an inner sense of right and wrong. But as sin creeps more and more into a person’s life and they willingly embrace it, the conscience becomes “seared” or numb to sin and soon God’s influence will leave and Satan’s will fill the void.
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 2:21-22.
At the 1:00 mark in the video below, Kanye proclaims that he should be in the Bible and uses the statement to mock Christianity once again:
This from the same artist who said he longed to hear people sing Jesus’ name in nightclubs. As the downward spiral of sin continues, the soul of the person in rebellion will embrace evil and Satan’s agenda.
“I had a dream I can buy my way to heaven
When I awoke, I spent that on a necklace.
I told God I’d be back in a second,” – (Can’t Tell Me Nothing)
Kanye’s videos and performances have been full of Illuminati satanic symbolism and references for years. In the video for Workout Plan (the video can be seen here), there are satanic pentagrams featured throughout.
Below is a shot from his video for Amazing.
In one of his most occult videos to date, Kanye collaborated with Marco Brambilla, for his video for his song Power. This video is full of Freemason/Illuminati symbolism. Marco Brambilla, the video’s director, is known for his “video tableau” technique where he uses a continual moving camera shot to show images and tell a story (more on him below). In this video the main message is about illumination, the quest for godhood and immortality that drives those involved in the occult, New Age or mystery religions – where man becomes a god.
The opening shot is a closeup of Kanye with his eyes illuminated in dark surroundings. He has pillars on either side of him in a manner similar to the symbol of freemasonry:
These pillars, named Boaz and Jachin are revered in Freemasonry and esoteric circles. But they originate in the Bible. The two pillars were built as part of the instructions given to King Solomon from God for the construction of the temple of Israel in the Old Testament.
For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about. And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits: And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter. And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter. And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits. And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter. And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz. – 1 Kings 7:15-21.
The temple of Solomon was the designated place where the worship of God was centered. It was where the Ark of the Covenant was to be placed and thus the sole location where man could commune with God. God literally manifested His presence on Earth in this temple which He designed. This is why it is so important to Freemasonry. Like most occult practices, it recognizes that the Bible is a supernatural book. The temple instructions came from God and as such it’s construction contains divine properties. Occult philosopher Manly P. Hall, considered to be one of the greatest Freemasons of all time, wrote in the Secret Teachings of All Ages:
“In the splendor of mental and spiritual illumination, the High Priest stood between the pillars as a mute witness to the perfect vitrue of equilibrium– that hypothetical point equidistant from all extremes. He thus personified the divine nature of man in the midst of his compound constitution — the mysterious Pythagorean Monad in the presence of the Duad. On one side towered the stupendous column of the intellect; on the other, on the other the brazen pillar of the flesh. Midway between these two stands the glorified wiseman, but he cannot reach this high estate without first suffering on the cross by joining these two pillars together.” — Secret Teachings of All Ages, p. 99.
What is being said here is that the pillars represent heavenly realm and the earthly realm. And it by the fusion of opposites that man becomes illuminated and becomes the god-man. Of course this is a distortion of the purpose of the temple. The temple was a place for man to worship God and make atonement for sin, not to become God. But Satan, as expressed in his 5-point plan of rebellion, wants to be God and offer that same delusion to humanity. So the Biblical true purpose is distorted to represent the “pathway to immortality.” This is what these pillars represent in the occult.
And the joining of the spiritual realm with the earthly – also referred to as “as above, so below” took place when Satanic fallen angels came to Earth and took human women as wives to bear children. These Nephilim giant offspring were the “men of renown” and the hybrid god–men before and after the flood. This is why those in the occult express this “great secret” by showing opposites whether it be the sun and the moon, a black image with a matching white image or other symbols that embody this principle. The symbols conceal the great desire to commune with the “hierarchy” — the angelic realm once again and obtain eternal life. (B&E: An article on “The Fusion of Opposites: The Great Secret of Freemasonry and the Occult” is coming soon). Thus when we see Kanye between the pillars, he is supposed to be the initiate who is becoming illuminated into godhood.
From this shot it is clear that the Egyptian mystery religions are being featured. He stands positioned in a manner similar to a famous ancient Egyptian relief of the goddess Isis:
In the Illuminati religions, Isis and goddess worship is crucial. Going back centuries, the goddess Isis has been revered in many different by cultures by different names. And performances were a key way of worshiping these fallen angelic or demonic beings:
In all cities of the ancient world were temples for public worship and offering. In every community also were philosophers and mystics, deeply versed in Nature’s lore. These individuals were usually banded together, forming seclusive philosophic and religious schools. The more important of these groups were known as the Mysteries. Many of the great minds of antiquity were initiated into these secret fraternities by strange and mysterious rites, some of which were extremely cruel. Alexander Wilder defines the Mysteries as “Sacred dramas performed at stated periods. The most celebrated were those of Isis, Sabazius, Cybele, and Eleusis.” After being admitted, the initiates were instructed in the secret wisdom which had been preserved for ages. Plato, an initiate of one of these sacred orders, was severely criticized because in his writings he revealed to the public many of the secret philosophic principles of the Mysteries.
Every pagan nation had (and has) not only its state religion, but another into which the philosophic elect alone have gained entrance. Many of these ancient cults vanished from the earth without revealing their secrets, but a few have survived the test of ages and their mysterious symbols are still preserved. Much of the ritualism of Freemasonry is based on the trials to which candidates were subjected by the ancient hierophants before the keys of wisdom were entrusted to them. (“The Secret Teaching of All Ages”, p. 21-22)
Historians note that Isis is just another name for Semiramis, the wife of the Babylonian King Nimrod, founder of the city of Babylon, the leader of the Tower of Babel rebellion and promoter of the mystery religions after the flood of Genesis Chapter 6. Nimrod was the first murderer and conqueror after the flood recorded in the Bible. His name which means “let us rebel” was indicative of his nature as he sought to build a tower that could reach Heaven. Once again, accessing the Heavenly realm without God is always the goal of those minions of Satan at the highest levels. After their death both Nimrod and his wife were deified among the many nations they conquered. In Egypt, Nimrod was Osiris. Bible scholar Peter Goodgame, in his online book, “The Giza Discovery” explains:
“Nimrod was known in Egypt as King Narmer, who was later deified as the god Osiris, the Lord of the Underworld.” (source)
The significance of this is that once again the Bible addresses these pagan “gods” and their religions. Isis, who was later known as “the Queen of Heaven” is mentioned again later in the book of Jeremiah after many of the Israelites started to worship her:
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. 19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? — Jeremiah 7:17-19.
The worship of the dead, fallen angels and demons is an abomination. But Satan has taken this sinful practice as part of his seduction of humanity. And through videos and concerts, sacred dramas are still being practiced today, whether the artist is aware of it or not.
Kanye also wears a necklace with the symbol for Horus, the son of Osiris/Nimrod who was believed to be the reincarnation of his dead father. The All-Seeing Eye, one of the most well-known occult symbols, is known as the All-Seeing Eye of Horus, the resurrected god. Taamuz, the son of Nimrod, was also deified in the Bible. Some of the ancient Israelites in the Bible worshiped him when they were again falling into sin in the book of Ezekiel:
Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, the LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. — Ezekiel 8:12-14.
The Bible again instead of ignoring or being a spin off of these mystery religions, condemns them. And the false god Tammuz is called out by name (note that the “weeping for Tammuz” which lasted for 40 days is still practiced today as the Roman Catholic holiday of Lent). Again, we see the cycle of sin in the heart of a person. It can embolden someone in rebellion to the point that Israelite women were even in the temple of God worshiping a false god.
The Sword of Damocles
Above Kanye’s head is a sword which is a reference to the tale of the sword of Damocles, a fable from ancient Roman history about a man who trades places with King Dionysus to live as “King for a day” while on the throne, the courtier gets to enjoy the immense wealth, pleasures and hedonistic life of a king but always has a sword hanging by a horse’s hair over his head to reflect the fact that the king is always in danger. The obvious message here is that Kanye is “the King.”
As Above So Below
In this wider shot we see more of the fusion of opposites as there are certain women who are right side up with others upside down. This again is commonly used symbolism of the “duality” or “fusion” of the heavenly and spiritual realm. Eliphas Levi, a Freemason, occultist and one of the main contributors to the practice of Kabbalah, is the author of the infamous Baphomet drawing. But here is another famous drawing he made illustrating this concept:
Notice this being represents opposites. It is part human, part beast. One hand points up, the other down. It is has the moon with light on one side and a dark, eclipsed moon on the other. It has both male and female parts (again referencing the ‘sons of God and the daughters of men’). All of this represents the union of Heaven and Earth, god and man, in one being. Levi also made a lesser known drawing that reflects the same concept. Like the image from Kanye’s video the idea of fusion of opposites is fully represented.
Two angelic beings raise their swords over Kanye for him to die to be “reborn” as the god-man. This is represented freemasonry by the first degree initiation where the initiate must sit in a coffin symbolizing their death and rebirth.
The shape of the image also fits in the shape of Freemasonry’s main symbols of the compass and square (which also represent the fusion of opposites).
For those who think this may be “reading too much” into things or that “this is just a music video!” look at the recent commercial done by Marco Brambilla, the ‘Power’ video director, that currently airs on Australian TV and features Kanye West. It is chock full of Illuminati symbolism. From the opening seconds of the video, there is a depiction of hell with an image of Jesus on the cross, dead in the lower right hand corner.
And again Kanye is depicted between the Masonic pillars. On the steps are hip hop icons Biggie Smalls and Tupac, who apparently died too early before making the full initiation. However Kanye is illuminated and one step from Heaven, as the god-man. The message is clear: the ad is against Jesus and for humanity attaining godhood on their own.
Kanye’s video for Runaway continued the same level of symbolism. The video, which was actually a 34-minute film, is centered on the story of an angel literally falling from Heaven, whom Kanye then meets and falls in love with.
“It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world,” he told us. “I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. .. like me and (Lady) Gaga talked about it when we were going to tour.”- Kanye West on his inspiration for the film Runaway. (source) and (source).
“Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers such as Clement, Herodotus, and Pliny; in size and shape it resembled the eagle, but with certain differences. The body of the Phoenix is one covered with glossy purple feathers and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red. The head of the bird is light in color, and about its neck is a circlet of golden plumage. At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant color. Only one of these birds was supposed to live at a time, with its home in the distant parts of Arabia, in a nest of frankincense and myrrh. The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges. Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection.” [Manly P. Hall, The Secret Destiny of America , 1958, p. 176-77;
Notice the reference to "frankincense and myrrh" the same items brought by the Wise Men to Jesus as a baby as gifts to the Messiah who would be a priest for His people (hence the frankincense) but also suffer death (hence the myrrh, which was used as part of funeral dressing of the dead). But instead of this being a reference to Jesus, it is a reference to the False Messiah, the Antichrist.
The Antichrist, the satanically empowered seed of Satan, will be the global ruler over the world in the final years before the Second Coming of Christ. And he is the figure that the Illuminati, the order of fallen angels, demons are awaiting because at the time of his arrival, known as the Day of The Lord or Great Tribulation in Scripture, these beings will once again return to Earth and occult power will be at its peak. The Bible says the Antichrist will not only ruler over the nations of the world but that he will have supernatural power:
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. - Revelation 13:4-8.
The Antichrist will appear to be invincible. He will be a leader the world wants and worships. But what truly makes him appear to be divine is that he will die and come back from the dead:
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. -Revelation 13:3.
"All symbols have their origin in something tangible, and the Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world, and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or re-born. Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again ." [Hall, Ibid.; Emphasis added]
“The Phoenix … is believed to be a divine bird going back to Egypt … This Phoenix destroys itself in flames and then rises from the ashes. Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who they think will one day rise triumphant. This, of course, also relates to the rising of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic ‘christ’.” [Dr. C. Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated , p. 123]
The Antichrist is going to recover from a mortal wound and this “resurrection” will be a part of the Great Delusion the Earth will experience: as they will believe that Satan’s servant is Christ and God. And it is after returning from death that he will declare that he is god. Humanity will see him as the key to immortality and godhood. The fallen angels, kicked out of Heaven for good, along with the angels who are locked in the bottomless pit will be released to support the Antichrist’s kingdom. Except for those who come to believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior, the rest of the entire planet will be tricked. And this is the symbolism promoted in the video for runaway. Do not be deceived.
Kanye befriending the Fallen angel.
Soon the fallen angel performs a seductive dance upon hearing Kanye’ is falling in love (again we see the recurring theme of Genesis 6 and angel/human illicit relations).
During this scene Kanye’s song, “Devil In A New Dress” plays in the background. Here are some of the lyrics:
Uh put your hands to the constellations,
they way you look should be a sin, you my sensation,
I know I’m preaching to the congregation,
we love Jesus but you done learned a lot from Satan,
Satan, Satan, Satan,
I mean a n– did a lot of waiting,
we aint married but tonight I need some consummation,
may the Lord forgive us,
may the gods be with us,
in that magic hour I seen good christians make rash decisions,
oh she do it, what happened to Religion?,
Worshiping of the stars, which are symbolic for angels, is forbidden in the Bible. The song then proceeds to praise the devil and urge fornication with blatant disrespect to God and Christianity.
Here is the fallen angel, now “resurrected” back in its glory.
“Morals and Dogma”, one of the principle books on Freemasonic philosophy and occult mysteries has a double headed phoenix on the cover, with the heads facing in opposite directions but in one body, again representing the fusion of opposites and the occult rebirth that leads to immortality.
In the entire book of Morals and Dogma, Pike never explains this great secret. Neither does Manly Hall in his writings. But now the word is out. As Manly Hall writes regarding the mystery of the phoenix:
“The phoenix is the most celebrated of all the symbolic creatures fabricated by the ancient Mysteries for the purpose of concealing the great truths of esoteric philosophy.” – Secret Teachings of All Ages, p. 89-90.
And here is Kanye wearing the double headed phoenix symbol:
Watch the Throne — The Quest to Be God
The album cover above captures all of the symbolism once again. The steps of illumination, the pillars on either side of throne and then a seat with the double headed phoenix on it. The album’s lyrics are full of odes to all things high-fashion, high society and high wealth. The rappers continuously brag about their expensive possessions and lavish lifestyles. By their account, they are on top of the world. But success in this world never comes for free. Satan always requires a price. Even when he offered Jesus a “deal with the devil”:
And the devil, taking him 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.
Jesus, during the time of His temptation in the “in the wild”, was shown most likely by supernatural means the kingdoms of the world which Satan explained had been “delivered” to him. For the time being Satan has been given limited authority in this world and can offer material success to those who serve him. And Kanye relishes in all the material success he has achieved to the point that he has no respect for any authority. Jay-Z (who will also be covered in a forthcoming article “Decoding Jay-Z”) says in their song, No Church In The Wild:
Jesus was a carpenter, Yeezy [Kanye], laid beats
Hova flow the Holy Ghost, get the hell up out your seats
Once again these artists continue to bring their lyrics back to Christianity and attacking Jesus. Here Jesus is called “a carpenter” (ignoring that in Christianity He is the Son of God) and equates His work with Kanye’s music production (or implies that Kanye is doing greater things). Jay-Z then compares Himself to the Holy Ghost. This is the end result of the sin cycle, when outright blasphemy is embraced. And the fans of these artists, who hang on every new song release, repeat these songs and their blasphemous words over and over again, filling themselves with Satanic influence and removing God’s. Are you one of them?
The song’s hook, sung by satanic rap group’s Odd Future’s Frank Ocean then states:
What’s a mob to a king?
What’s a king to a god?
What’s a god to a non-believer?
Who don’t believe in anything?
The point is that in the jungle or high competition, big money entertainment, there is no church. There is no time for the Bible and God’s ways. Kanye confirms this is in his verse:
We formed a new religion
No sins as long as there’s permission’
Here is the cover image for Kanye’s newest song:
Did Moses not part the water with the cane
Did strippers not make an arc when I made it rain
Did Yeezy not get signed by Hov and Dame
Ran to Jacob’s and made the new Jesus Chains
In Jesus name, let the choir say
I’m on fire ayy,
Most recently, Kanye also worked in a video to launch 25 Magazine. In the video (which will not be linked to as it has nudity and very disturbing images), which is full of Satanic symbolism, Kanye recites lines from the book Dante’s Inferno:
“Through me, the way into the suffering city,
Through me, the way to everlasting pain,
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
This passage is found in Canto III: the Gates of Hell. The video then goes to a series of images, including a naked woman, with her arms outstretched as if she is on a cross, wearing a crown of thorns, in clear mockery of the crucifixion, sado-masochistic fetish photos and other extremely disturbing images.
As explained in our article on the satanic influence of Tyler the Creator and Odd Future, society has to be conditioned to disrespect God, the Bible and Jesus Christ as part of the preparation for the Antichrist. He will be the ultimate blasphemer against God. But he will reveal his true intentions and declare himself god and demand worship under penalty of death. And although this generation may not live to see that come to pass the stakes today are no different. There is a war taking place and the prize is the souls of humanity. Satan and his minions are influencing society to reject God and a chance for salvation in favor of sinful pleasures and the occult. Their spirit is influencing pop culture to spread this to the masses. And many in society are running, not walking, to join in. Do not be deceived. There is no middle ground.
[Protect] thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. – Proverbs 4:23-24.
Rather than thinking “I know the truth about this music, so it won’t affect me” know the real truth – you are already affected. We have all fallen into sin. Without Jesus Christ, you are still in Satan’s plan because you are not going to Heaven. You do not have God’s Holy Spirit indwelling you. But that is why Jesus came to Earth and lives today. He is the true ladder between Heaven and Earth. He is the way to Oneness. And most importantly, He is the way to forgiveness of sins.
Jesus did not come to the world to show off. He did not come to boast and flaunt His “talents” over others (something entertainers do constantly to make their fans want to emulate them). He was humble and meek and came to Earth to give Himself for all people. By taking the punishment of crucifixion on the cross, He was able to pay for the sins of humanity. The book of Isaiah states:
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.- Isaiah 53:5-6.
This is what the real God has done for you. Because He loves you. And just as Jesus rose from the dead, so can any person be made alive eternally by believing in Jesus Christ, the Son of God for the forgiveness of their sins. Let’s hope Kanye goes back to his roots and remembers this.