2 Corinthians 4:4
New International Version
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (Goliath).
Think of the first and second beast. (I can't help but think of Darth Sidious and Darth Vader).
Goliath (Hebrew: גָּלְיָת, Modern Golyat Tiberian Golyāṯ; Arabic: جالوت, Ǧālūt (Qur'anic term), جليات Ǧulyāt (Christian term)) or Goliath of Gath (one of five city states of the Philistines) is a giant Philistine warrior defeated by the young David, the future king of Israel, in the Bible's Books of Samuel (1 Samuel 17).
The original purpose of the story was to show David's identity as the true king of Israel. Post-Classical Jewish traditions stressed Goliath's status as the representative of paganism, in contrast to David, the champion of the God of Israel. Christian tradition gave him a distinctively Christian perspective, seeing in David's battle with Goliath the victory of God's King over the enemies of God's helpless people as a prefiguring of Jesus' victory over sin on the Cross and the Church's victory over Satan.
God as the devil
In the Hebrew Bible God is depicted as the source of both light and darkness, as in Isaiah 45:6-7. However this concept of "darkness" or "evil" was not yet personified as "the devil," a later development in Jewish thought.
The author of the Books of Chronicles is thought to have first introduced the notion of "divine intermediaries", not found in the earlier parts of the Hebrew Bible. The main evidence adduced by theologians to support this is 1 Chronicles 21, a reworked version of 2 Samuel 24.
This change is made most evident in the Chronicler's treatment of 2 Samuel 24:1 "And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah." (KJV)
which in 1 Chronicles 21:1 becomes: "And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel." (KJV)
While in the book of Samuel, YHWH himself is the agent in punishing Israel, while in 1 Chronicles, an "adversary" is introduced. This is usually taken as the result of Persian dualism on Israelite demonology.
Scholars are divided on whether in Chronicles, "the adversary" had already become a proper name, "the Adversary" (Satan). The traditional opinion has been that this is the case, arguing from the absence of the definite article in שטן "adversary". S. Japhet in her The Ideology of the Book of Chronicles and its Place in Biblical Thought (1989) argued against mainstream opinion in suggesting that שטן still had the generic meaning and only became the proper name "Satan" at a later date, by about the 2nd century BC.
Essentially the spirit of david is not in Israel anymore, but the spirit of Golitah is (a giant philistine warrior, narcissus, look at im mr ******, mirror mirror on the wall, who is like unto the beast).
Edited by Mystic Crusader, 14 May 2014 - 04:02 PM.