Your program on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena was very well done, thank you. With that said, I would like to present a different perspective, one that is more in tuned with the bible. The major issue with what you and your guess has outlined is that nowhere in the bible does it show that Satan has the capacity to traverse heavens. That capability in the bible is only given to the LORD and of course there are many scriptures which show this. Having said that, this brings me to the different perspectives I would like to share with you.
What if these Unidentified Aerial Phenomena are reconnaissance spacecraft from Heaven? I find this highly possible and all we have to do is look to how the LORD has operated in the history of the bible and what tells us to happen in the future. Let’s look at the second coming because These sighting could be reconnaissance spacecrafts sent by God in preparation for Jesus second coming. Revelation 19:11 reads
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Here we are told that Jesus is coming not only to judge but also to make war. War is a military act and any one of our human generals would employ some type of reconnaissance before engaging in war.
It would not be the first time in bible history that LORD surveyed man’s capabilities before acting or intervening in the human world.
Gen. 11:5-7 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. … let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Gen. 18:20-21 Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great. Because their sin is so grievous, I will go down to see if their actions fully justify the outcry that has reached Me. If not, I will find out.”
A very well established MO. The LORD must come down to see.
Rev.19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron:
So here again military terms are used, armies are military formations. The purpose of this army is to smite the nation and rule them.
In other word, a complete overthrow of the nations on earth is about to take place, it makes sense that God would come down as he has before to see how human beings have advanced. It is no wonder that many of these sightings are around our military nuclear facilities. There have also been mentions of their ability to engage and disengage these weapon systems.
Satan will continue to deceive humans has he has. But if you can share any bible history of those evil forces in the of the darkness of this world having that technology please share it, thank you.
Are angels aliens? Your guess suggests that the holy angels are not going to appear to people as aliens. He says, “sometime they take on the form of humans and sometimes they appear as angles”. But what does an alien look like?
Here’s how Daniel described the angel that he saw.
His body was like beryl, his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of polished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.…
This sounds like an alien being to me. The view that aliens are short little green beings is the deception itself.
The holy ones have always visited humanity in some manner, this is seen throughout the bible.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou "visits him"? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.
Some sources use the word care instead of visit him. But if you care for something surely you will visit and care for it.
There are other scenes in the bible which to me captures the ideal of visitation from holy visitors.
Acts 9:4 3 As Saul drew near to Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” 5“Who are You, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied.…
Flashing lights in heaven? I don't think airplanes were invented just yet. Here Jesus, one of the holy ones is heard speaking from flashing lights from heaven (from the sky).
Another visitation that is so captivating is the transfiguration.
Matt. 17:4 There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. ...
In this scene, Jesus is seen as he truly is, his face shone like the sun just like the angel Daniel saw. In the book of Revelation we get the complete detailed view.
12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and among the lampstands was One like the Son of Man, dressed in a long robe, with a golden sash around His chest. 14 The hair of His head was white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were like a blazing fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of many waters.…
This is a similar description of the angel that Daniel saw. His eyes were like a blazing fire. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of many waters.
During the transfiguration it says,
While Peter was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”…
This is not a common occurrence. An orb (cloud) appeared and enveloped them, a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!
Clearly these are out of this world events, from the holy ones. The holy ones are the only ones who have direct visitation with humanity.
In Ezekiel 1 and 2 he describes the scene of what he saw and here again we see the holy ones.
...the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. ...4And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Today it would be described as a UFO but Ezekiel describes it as the glory of the LORD.
...This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
I don't think that you and your guess have exactly shared what the bible really has the say about objects in the sky and that the holy ones are those who have the purpose to visit humanity.
I think that in some way, Satan will use this when it comes to the end....
Satan cannot mimic the second coming and he cannot stop it. Not sure what you mean by he may use it. The bible clearly tells us how Christ will come.
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him:
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Clouds are what is seen when we look up at the heavens. Of course, man is capable of seeing beyond the clouds now. When Jesus ascended, he went into the clouds, but to where? Was there a cloaked UFO waiting for him in the clouds? How did Jesu get to heaven (wherever heaven is) from earth?
Here is what Satan will do:
13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
See, Satan know this is Christ coming in the clouds and will convince the world leaders its some alien invasion, which it is. But man cannot fight Christ.
Here is an extract from "The Great Controversy"
Thank you, Elijah,
Even more so, in this age of social media and QAnon, people are likely to believe anything and everything, not surprising. The things that are pointed out here, we can agree, I’m sure, that since Christ first coming there have been false Christ and false prophets whom people have followed to their own demise. EGW says here that “Satan is not permitted to counterfeit the manner of Christ’s advent.” From my own understanding I say, “Satan cannot mimic the second coming.” It’s not a matter of being permitted. The second coming is a God planned event. The Father in heaven has put everything under Christ and Christ must come because he must reign.
The only thing that Satan can do as the bible points out is to excite kings of the earth and of the whole world into fighting Christ at that time, this is the only tool in that toolbox. Satan is the master deceiver and has already deceived the whole world. This world is not ruled by Christ, the will of the Father in heaven does not exist in it. When Christ arrives, the bible says, He will rule the peoples of the world with justice and fairness.
International Standard Version
... who comes to judge the earth; He'll judge the world righteously; and its people fairly.
No more deceptions, only truth. Isaiah 11:5 tells us.
Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist.
Hello Gene I can not dispute what you are saying. Although if we consider that EGW only had a third-grade education and this was written 140 years ago language does have a tendency to change over time. And yes God is in ultimate control of all things but as we know Reading the first two chapters of Job God does allow Satan to do some things.