We have seen in the article no.1 that the deep is a creation of Jehovah, for he declares that he created the earth: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Since Theology and the Christians understand that God is Jehovah, he is the creator of the earth and of the planets, etc. There are other texts in which Jehovah affirms that he is the creator of the earth (Is. 42:5; 45:12; Jer. 27:5). And Jehovah covered the earth with the deep as with a cloak (Ps. 104:5-6). Solomon says that Jehovah set a circle on the surface of the deep (Prov. 8:26-27). And Jehovah strengthened the fountains of the deep (Prov. 8:28). In Gen. 1:2, we read that there was darkness over the face of the deep; therefore the deep, which is the place where we live, is a place of shadow and total darkness. The dictionary says that the deep is a black pit. Well, Jehovah declares that this pit and all those who live in it belong to him (Ps. 24:1). Jehovah places such value on this deep, that he repeats many times that it belongs to him. Do you want to verify this? “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession from among all peoples; for all the earth is mine” (Ex. 19:5). Did not Jehovah know that the pit was the place only for the dead? The deep is a vast cemetery, for when Jesus was born into this world, he went to the deep, which is the place of the dead (Rom. 10:7).
And does Jehovah rule in the deep? Does he rule over the dead? Was the kingdom of Israel, established by Israel 1,650 years before Christ, the kingdom of the dead? Paul says: “Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death passed to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12). And the great apostle continues to say: “For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:17). And Paul continues: “For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:21-22).
The kingdom of God, which Jesus Christ established, is formed by the living, for whoever believes in Christ and in the Father who sent him, has gone from death to the life (John 5:24). This is the reason why the evangelist Luke says: “The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached” (Luke 16:16). You are correct, Luke, for the dead do not take part in the businesses of the living. Moses was dead, Joshua was dead, and the twelve sons of Jacob were all dead. The twelve tribes of Israel, which bear the names of the sons and grandsons of Jacob, are made up of dead people. The kingdom of David was made up of dead people, and Jehovah is the god of the dead.
Since the earth is the deep, and the deep is the place of the dead, as the Holy Scriptures proves, the temple of Solomon was a morgue, and the glory of Jehovah was inside it (1 Kings 8:6,10,11). At this time Solomon declares that Jehovah dwelt in the darkness (1 Kings 8:12-13). The darkness is death itself (Ps. 107:10).
The thing that shocks the reader of the Bible is that Jehovah, who is El Shaddai, the Almighty, blesses with the blessings from the deep, in other words, the blessing of the dead. The text says: “Even by the God of your father, who will help you; by the Almighty, who will bless you, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb” (Gen. 49:25-26). Before he died, Jacob blessed all his sons. The blessings of the heavens above were the election of Jehovah (Gen. 37:4-11). The blessings of the deep, which came from the underside, were, for example, Joseph getting the favor of Pharaoh and being appointed to the position of governor of Egypt for his interpretation of the dream of the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows, which represented seven years of plenty and seven years of famine that would come over the land. Why are these blessings of Pharaoh blessings of the deep of the underside? (Gen. 41:1-4,28-33). The blessings are from the deep because Pharaoh is the great dragon (Ezek. 29:3). And the great dragon is Satan: “The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him” (Rev. 12:9).
But who commands the blessings of the deep, which are the blessings of the deep, the blessings of Satan? El Shaddai, the Almighty. Which are the blessings of the deep that come from Satan with the command of El Shaddai? They are gold, silver, power, glory, and world government; in other words, government from the deep.
There is no doubt that El Shaddai commanded Satan to offer the blessings of the deep: “The devil, leading him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. The devil said to him, ‘I will give you all this authority, and their glory, for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whomever I want. If you therefore will worship before me, it will all be yours’” (Luke 4:5-8). Jesus simply said: Depart from me, Satan.
Jesus did not accept it, and the Christians pursued the blessings of the deep, which is exactly the plan and the will of Jehovah, the El Shaddai!
By Pastor Olavo Silveira Pereira