Grace and peace to the brethren, and greetings to those still in the world.
This morning while reading the headlines at a Christian news site, I came across this one:
“Televangelist Juanita Bynum Raises Brows With ‘Tongues’ Prayer on Facebook”
It seems that Ms. Bynum was praying for the congregation of recently deceased mega-church pastor Zachary Tims, who was found dead in a NYC hotel room a few weeks ago. Apparently, Bynum, a self-proclaimed prophetess, who at one time appeared on Divorce Court to talk about her pending divorce from her pastor husband Thomas Weeks, frequently posts prayers on one of her Facebook pages.
The prayer begins in a commendable fashion:
“God, we pray for the Destiny Church family. We pray for the strength of Pastor Riva Tims. Mighty God, give us strength. We are the body that feels this pain. We all feel it. cover the minds of his children. Grab them up in your arms Lord Jesus…”
Then it gets strange…
“Be a comfort to them. You are the Many Breasted One.”
We’ll come back to this. Now, as if the reference to Jesus as the “Many Breasted One” isn’t troubling enough, in her third post, curious characters appear:
“Gird them up in the Spirit. Give them a mind to pray like never before. We call on you Jesus. You are our Help and our Hope!!! NDHDIUBGUGTRUCGNRTUGTIGRTIGRGBNRDRGNGGJNRIC You are our Help and our Hope!!!
RFSCNGUGHURGVHKTGHDKUNHSTNSVHGN You God…You are our Help and our Hope!!!
Our hope is in you Father. Our strength for such a time as this is in you Father. Help us now. Lord, we don’t ask for help for just them. This is us. This is a part of our own body.”
The article goes on to say that many such posts containing these intelligible characters began to appear on Bynum’s site. These prayer posts soon caught the attention of the media and one reporter surmised that Bynum was communicating “in tongues.”
This has sparked a major debate and controversy in the online “Christian” community. Though some have spoken against the notion of Holy Ghost-filled, tongue-speaking keystrokes, Bynum’s posts have reportedly garnered 2,000 “likes” and “hundreds of supporting comments.”
But is such a thing scriptural? Those of us who know the Word of God know that it is definitely not. Paul has this to say on the subject:
“Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
“So likewise you, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? For ye shall speak into the air.
“Therefore, if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
“Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned (doesn’t speak tongues) say ‘Amen’ at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
“How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
“If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that by course (one at a time, instead of everyone at once); and let one interpret.
“But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God” (1 Corinthians 14:6,8,11,16,27,28)
As you can see, tongues were a problem even in the early church. But, as he says, tongues mean nothing unless it is a word of prophecy, revelation, or knowledge: in other words, edifying to those listening. But if a person is just blabbering and no one understands him, the body of Christ does not profit from it. It is useless.
Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t know anyone who speaks holy keyboard. So “Prophetess” Bynum should keep her fingers shut. This clearly is not of God. But if it is not of God, then of whom is it? We should go back to Bynum’s first post to determine this, for it is very enlightening.
Notice that at the end of this post, she calls Jesus, “The Many Breasted One.” Where in Scripture is Jesus Christ called by this name? Since Jesus is a Man, and men don’t have breasts, it should be clear to any Bible-believing Christian that “The Many Breasted One” is not Jesus Christ. Who then is this person?
The Many Breasted One is one of the many names of an idol; namely, the goddess Diana of Ephesus. And the many symbols on this idol speak volumes about her true identity.
A picture very much like the one above can be found on page 29 of the book, The Two Babylons (which every Christian should have). In the book, author Alexander Hislop has this to say about Diana:
“In general, Diana was depicted as a virgin, and the patroness of virginity; but the Ephesian Diana was quite different.
“She was represented with all the attributes of the Mother of the gods, and, as the Mother of the gods, she wore a turreted crown, such as no one can contemplate without being forcibly reminded of the tower of Babel.
“Now this tower-bearing Diana is by an ancient scholiast expressly identified with Semiramis…a Babylonian goddess” (Hislop, 30).
Semiramis was the wife of Nimrod, the world’s first king. Both were worshipped as gods in the ancient world. After God confused their tongues at the Tower of Babel, everyone went to the four corners of the earth. And they took the idolatrous worship of Nimrod and Semiramis with them. So, Diana is really Semiramis, the “Virgin Daughter of Babylon” (Isaiah 47:1).
Now the Book of Acts tells us that Paul had much trouble when he was in Macedonia because he preached against all idolatry, including the worship of Diana. He had sent two of his companions into Macedonia at about the same time a meeting of idolaters was being held concerning Paul. We pick up at this point:
“For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsman;
“Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth, Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
“So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at naught; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
“And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians” (Acts 19:24-28).
There you have it: Biblical collaboration that Diana of Ephesus, “The Many Breasted One,” is a Babylonian goddess—an idol—who was worshipped all over Asia and the world. And she is still worshipped all over the world today —in many different guises.
Now remember that idolatry is devil worship, as the Bible teaches that behind every idol is a demon (1 Corinthians 10:19-20). So when “prophetess” Bynum pays homage to the “Many Breasted One,” she is in actuality paying homage to Lucifer—Satan.
Having problems digesting this? Well let us look at where the Bible tells us this idol Diana comes from:
“And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great image which fell down from Jupiter?” (Acts 19:35).
Folks, Jupiter is just another name for Nimrod, who worshipped Satan. For this reason, Jupiter is used by “those who know” to represent the fallen angel, Lucifer. Look it up. So, ultimately, when “prophetess” Bynum pays homage to the “Many Breasted One,” she is actually worshipping Satan.
But that’s not all. Did you know that this same Diana, the “Many Breasted One,” is also the goddess of Witchraft? Well she is.
From this perspective, Bynum’s digital “tongues” begin to make a little more sense:
“NDHDIUBGUGTRUCGNRTUGTIGRTIGRGBNRDRGNGGJNRIC YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE…
RFSCNGUGHURGVHKTGHDKUNHSTNSVHGN YOU GOD…YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE!!!!!”
Notice that in both instances, the indiscernible characters come right before “You.” She is addressing a person, but it ain’t Jesus. Remember, she’s talking to the “Many Breasted One.” For lack of a better example, this is like a digital representation of the backward masking the music industry uses to inject Satanic messages into their music.
So, is Juanita Bynum a prophetess, a witch, or neither? You, my friends, must decide that for yourselves.
Now if the true body of Christ knew the identity of “The Many Breasted One,” would “Prophetess” Bynum make such a blasphemous and revealing declaration? Definitely not. But she probably knows that her followers fall into three camps:
1. Fellow Diana worshippers
2. Sincere, but lost sheep
3. Those who are just along for the ride, and could care less what Bynum really believes
To which group do you belong?
Diana of Ephesus is really Semiramis, the wife of the great rebel, Nimrod, the first king of ancient Babylon. Semiramis and Nimrod were worshipped as gods in the ancient world, and were called many different things, depending on the specific attribute or personal quality that was being recognized.
Semiramis was not only worshipped as Diana, but as Aphrodite, Astarte, Demeter, Ceres, and others. For proof of this, let us look briefly at Acts 19:24 again:
“For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsman…”
Strong’s Concordance of the Bible says that the name Demetrius is derived from “Demeter (Ceres)” (SEE #1216). Webster’s Dictionary describes Demeter as “the Greek goddess of agriculture—compare CERES.” We are told that Demetrius worshipped Diana, yet his name is derived from the goddess, Demeter. So we have both biblical and secular proof that Diana and Demeter are one and the same. Because his name is derived from Demeter, it is a logical conclusion that Demetrius worshipped the goddess as both Demeter and Diana.
Note that both publications reference the goddess Ceres. You may be interested to know that according to the Oxford English Dictionary, Ceres is the Roman goddess of agriculture and cereal grains. In fact, it is from the name Ceres that we get our modern word cereal. So both a biblical and a secular source prove my contention that the goddess Diana went by other names.
Now if Semiramis was worshipped under different names two thousand years ago, and the Bible tells us that she was worshipped in “all Asia and the world,” is it a stretch to believe that she may still be worshipped all over the world today—including in the United States—under different names?
No, it is not a stretch, as you will soon see. Goddess worship is still going on today, and Juanita Bynum is proof. But Semiramis is not being worshipped only as Diana. A clue to another name under which she is being worshipped may be found among her many traits and aspects; for Semiramis was also known as a Virgin and the Mother of the Gods. Click here to find our more.
In the Book of the Revelation this goddess is called The Abomination of Desolation.
The Still Man