sermonette: The Spirit of Babylon
Independence and Self-Determination
David C. Grabbe
Given 10-Oct-15; Sermon #1290s; 19 minutes
The Spirit of Babylon predates the Babylonian civilization, and was actually the spirit the serpent foisted upon Eve, convincing her to assert her will over her Creator. The Spirit of Babylon is couched in brazen outlook of the goddess Inanna/Ishtar, the femme fatale who dared to assert her free will, building and destroying, crushing the influence of Eden, destroying the 'hated' Patriarchal system, turning males into females and females into males, as depicted in Inanna's devoted disciples, Madonna and Lady Gaga. The spirit of Inanna/ Ishtar/ the Queen of Heaven is very old, and has permeated the world's culture from the dawn of civilization. Our forebears, because they flirted with the spirit of Babylon, found themselves literally in captivity by the Babylonian system. We cannot afford to be mesmerized by this Babylonian desire for self-aggrandizement in defiance of God's sovereignty.
A hymn to Inana (Inana C): translation Abraham Ashoreth Ashur poles Assertion of free will Babylon- mother of harlots Babylonian thought Babylonian concept of Eden Destruction of Patriarchal system Enheduanna - Ancient History Encyclopedia Enheguana Gaga Genesis 3:1 Great Harlot of Revelation Iba Inana/Ištar (goddess) - Oracc Inana Ishtar Isis Jeremiah 1 Judges 2 Madonna Mesopotamia Ur Revelation 17:1; 18:7 Sarah Serpent more cunning Spirit of independence Turning man into woman and woman into man War and carnal lust