1 Peter 1:8-12
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
1 Peter 1:12
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Hermes, and Hestia. Here called Olympians because, according to tradition, they resided on Mount Olympus.
The 12 Roman Gods were: Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Venus, Apollo, Diana, Minerva, Ceres, Vulcan, and Vesta.
Zeus was an anti-ballistic missile system developed by the US Army in the late 1950
Hera is a target missile for development testing of missile defense systems such as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and Patriot PAC-3
Poseidon is a US nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile system
Demeter is a Micro Satellite system for NORAD
Athena was designed to simulate the re-entry environment of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Apollo was the third USA human spaceflight program carried out by NASA
Artemis is a NATO Anti-Aircraft Missile system and is also the name of NASA’s lunar program
Ares V is a space launcher program of NASA that was to replace the Space Shuttle after its retirement in 2011
Hephaestus Assault Gun is a large ballistic weapon, rapidly firing high-explosives shells (introduced in a video game
Operation Aphrodite was conceived to use an early version of drone to remotely destroy V2 rocket sites.
Hermes is a Russian Supersonic tank killer missile system
Hestia is a Grand Missile Platform
All 12 Greek Olympian gods have been used as weapons of destructions. You wonder WHY our engineers and scientists use to name those weapons in honor of those pagan gods. Let me just mention 2 Roman deities we are honoring today by using their names in our missile and space programs.
Jupiter was the first nuclear armed ballistic missile in the US Air Force
Juno was arguably the most significant space launch vehicle in the history of the U.S. space program.
Michael Heiser “The Unseen Realm”
“Ever since the disruption of Eden, God has been at work to use men and women to restore the original vision. The most visible manifestation of that effort was the creation of a new family through Abraham and Sarah; Israel. But Israel failed miserably in its mission, from the incomplete conquest to the splintering of the unity of its twelve tribes to the collapse of the Davidic dynasty into exile in Babylon.
The apostasy of his people and their subsequent exile prompted a change in Yahweh’s approach to restoring his rule on earth. He could not depend on humans, though he had pledged himself to humanity’s preservation. He would no more forgo the role of his human imagers than he would destroy them.
Because his original creation of humanity as his image had meant free will agency, his kingdom must of necessity include humanity in its recovery and in rulership, else the Edenic vision would be undermined. There could be only done solution, though it would have two strategic deployments. God understood that only HE could be trusted with perfectly accomplishing his own will. He would therefore have to become man and, in addition, he would have to inhabit the hearts of his children. Residing in a tabernacle or temple was not enough. He had to indwell those who chose to follow him.
The second of these strategies is the most transparent. Through the prophet Jeremiah, God announced in the days before the southern kingdom of Judah fell to Babylon that, though the kingdom of Judah would be destroyed, he was making a new covenant with his people. Jeremiah 31:33 ‘I will put my law in their inward parts and on their hearts I will write it, and I will be to them God, and they themselves will be to me people.’ Yahweh would send his Spirit to indwell his people. They could not be trusted with their freedom, but he would not eradicate it, nor would he leave them without enablement.
The first strategy, however, is much more cryptic.
Michael Heiser “The Unseen Realm”
“By God’s design, the Scripture presents the messiah in terms of a mosaic PROFILE that can only be discerned after the pieces are assembled. The Old Testament profile of the messiah was deliberately veiled. Let me illustrate.
The word translated ‘messiah’ MASHIACH is fairly common in the Old Testament. It occurs over three dozen times. It simply means ‘anointed.’ Lot’s of people were anointed in the Old Testament, particularly kings, but many of those were unscrupulous or incompetent or both. Mashiach occurs with reference to a deliverer whose appearance would be future to the Old Testament are in only a handful of places, and some of those aren’t clear as to whether the anointed is even a follower of Yahweh. And there is no Old Testament verse that has a dying and rising Mashiach. If you’re thinking Isaiah 53 is the exception, it isn’t. the word Mashiach does not appear in that passage. That doesn’t mean Isaiah 53 isn’t part of the messianic profile – it means that the content of Isaiah 53 is just ONE PIECE OF A MUCH LARGER WHOLE. The pieces were kept separate to obscure the big picture.”
As Michael Heiser explains:
“The concept of a dying and rising messiah must be pieced together from a scattering of disparate fragments in the Old Testament that, each taken alone, don’t seem to have anything like a messiah in mind. None of the fragments reveal the final assemblage. Even after the resurrection the disciples had to have their minds supernaturally opened to see a suffering messiah. The point is straightforward; ONLY SOMEONE WHO KNEW THE OUTCOME OF THE PUZZLE, WHO KNEW HOW ALL THE ELEMENTS OF THE MESSIANIC MOSAIC WOULD COME TOGETHER, COULD MAKE SENSE OF THE PIECES.”
“God’s plan to redeem humanity, reclaim the nations, and revive Eden depended on the incarnation of the second Yahweh figure and his subsequent death and resurrection. The story of the cross is the biblical-theological catalyst to God’s plan for regaining all that was lost in Eden. It couldn’t be emblazoned across the Old Testament in transparent statements. It had to be expressed in sophisticated and cryptic ways to ensure that the powers of darkness would be misled. And it was. Even the angels didn’t know the plan. The identity and purpose of the messiah are unknowable from a Bible verse – and even many Bible verses. The profile proceeds along conceptual trajectories that eventually merge into a portrait. And so Jesus’ question to the two men on the road to Emmaus makes eminent sense; ‘Was it not necessary that the Christ suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ Yes, of course it was. IT’S JUST HARD TO SEE THAT UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. The messianic portrait can only be discerned by assembling a hundred terms, phrases, metaphors, and symbols, which themselves take on meaning only when their patterns and convergences are detected.”
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”