We would take on the name of the Nicolaitans and as part of our worship, we would wear clothes with the name of our goddess printed on everything.
As the followers of our goddess begins to grow, we will incorporate under the name of the goddess and sell clothes with her name on it to turn a profit.
We will then use those profits to hire celebrities to endorse our goddess in order to encourage the youth to stand in line for hours and sometimes days to take the name of our goddess, only after paying us their hard earned money to do so.
The goddess I have in mind to accomplish all of this is the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.
I Wonder If That’s How It Happened
The story that I just told demonstrates a dark, but sometimes very true reality. There are sinister forces at work behind the scenes, working to convince us that things we wouldn’t normally do are OK in the eyes of God. They spend billions of dollars on marketing to get us to believe what they want us to believe, and we fall for it hook line and sinker almost every time. However, if they presented it in the fashion above (pun intended), how many of us would still engage in it? Probably very few of us.
Have you ever wondered who the Nicolaitans were? Wouldn’t it be interesting if you learned that the entire concept behind Nike (the company) was originated by people that still worship a Greek goddess? How would you feel then, about wearing her name on your hats, shirts, shorts, and shoes? Would you give your kids hundreds of dollars to line up to buy the latest Jordan’s with the goddess Nike’s name on them?
The greatest spiritual deception is mixed in with things that seem like nothing more than innocent day to day activities, such as shopping for new clothes. I know that there are some out there thinking, “that’s not why I buy it.” So what? Are you really trying to convince yourself that a shirt with the “Swoosh” is more functional than the same shirt without it? Let’s change the name Nike to Satan. Would you still make that excuse and do it then? There is no difference between wearing Satan’s name or Nike’s name. Both are spiritual entities opposed to God.
The Bible tells us that the war we are in is not physical, but spiritual. When Satan questioned Eve in the garden, he had a plan in place already. That plan was to get her to question God. It’s easy to avoid all appearances of evil when we CHOOSE TO DO SO, but we tend to make excuses when it’s something we want to do in disobedience to God, and we want to do it anyway. I’m going to take this moment to play Devil’s advocate:
Did God really say, “ye shall have no other gods before me”?
Technically, wearing Nike’s name all over the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16) isn’t “worship”, so it might be OK to walk that fine line, but I’m guessing God might feel some type of way about it. So what’s really going on in the Church when its perfectly acceptable to pay money to wear the name of a Greek goddess, but unacceptable to have a child out of wedlock like Judah and Lot? I fully understand what people from the outside looking in will call us hypocrites.
- Jay Z is called a Satan worshiper for wearing a shirt that says “do as thou wilt”, but a Christian wearing the name of a goddess is acceptable.
- The rich and famous are accused of participating in rituals, including selling their souls to Satan, but a Christian celebrating the winter Solstice in honor of Tammuz is acceptable.
- Homosexuals are said to be “living in sin”, but Jesus said that whoever gets a divorce commits adultery and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery, and yet we don’t refer to that as “living in sin” (Luke 16:18).
Maybe we really don’t have to keep the first two commandments since we are no longer under the law. Heck, why stop at the first two. Maybe we don’t need to keep any of the commandments because “that’s the Old Testament”.
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” – Exodus 20:3
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” – Exodus 20:4-6
In my opinion, it seems like the church is either completely blind to the spiritual warfare going on or we just don’t care. Let me really dig into this study on Nike by starting with the Nicolaitans.
Who Were The Nicolaitans?
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. It is my belief that the Nicolaitans were worshipers of Nike. Their name comes from the word Nike, which means “victory” or “conqueror” in Greek. They were also headquartered in Ephesus, the main center of worship for Nike in New Testament times.
- Fun Fact: Nike is the official goddess of the Olympic Games, and she appears on every Olympic Medal that is awarded.
I’m also fully aware that many Christians have been taught the tradition that the Nicolaitans were simply “conquerors of the people” spiritually, but what was it about them that was so bad that God would say the following:
“So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.” – Revelation 2:15
There are three facts that we can pick up just from reading that one short sentence in Revelation.
- The Nicolaitans were mixed into the church.
- They taught a false doctrine.
- God hates the Nicolaitans
Again, I stand by my position that the Nicolaitans were probably worshipers of Nike, and their goal was to get Christians to engage in their pagan practices and rituals by blending them with beliefs that were already acceptable. For another reference to God hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans in Ephesus, please see Revelation 2:6.
For a full breakdown on the Nicolaitans, click here. Let’s move on to the origin of the phrase “just do it”.
What Does Just Do It Really Mean?
I couldn’t honestly tell you how many times Christians have told me that “just do it” isn’t the same as the Satanic mantra of “do as thou wilt.” They are exactly the same thing when you know where they originated. The origin of both statements comes from someone that had evil intent behind their words. One saying came from a Satan worshiper (do as thou wilt) and one saying came from a man that murdered two people just to do it. I’m gonna get back to that in a moment.
The reason we are so dedicated and will defend Nike is because they have spent BILLIONS to convince us all that Nike is simply all about sports. Nike has been worshiped as the goddess of sports for at least 2,000 years, so saying it’s about the sports isn’t a defense. It’s an excuse to put continue wearing the name of a goddess. Let’s just call it what it really is.
Again, she was considered to be the goddess of victory, and any athlete in Greece that won, would praise Nike for the victory, and they would be awarded with a wreath (the same one on doors at Christmas, but smaller) to mark them as victorious. I think its pretty clever that they repackaged pagan worship and slapped a sales sticker on it this time.
Lot’s of people are well aware of the origin of Crowley’s statement and its roots in Egyptian and Satanic worship. However, most people have no clue about the origin of “just do it”.
“Just Do It.” The famous Nike slogan came from a rather unlikely source – spree killer Gary Gilmore, who received the death penalty for murdering two people in Utah in July, 1976. Just before a firing squad did their duty, Gilmore was asked if he had any last words. “Let’s do it,” he simply said. When Dan Wieden of Wieden & Kennedy was tapped to create a tagline for Nike a decade later, something about Gilmore’s words just seemed to fit. “Let’s” was changed to “Just” to add a dash of emphasis.” Sources: Mental Floss and New York Times
Look at that. Nike’s slogan was inspired by a murderer (human sacrifice comes to mind). This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Nike and the current obsession the world has with the Greek goddess of victory. If you haven’t read it yet, check out my article: Goddesses: Female Angels, Female Nephilim, or Demonic Spirits? In the article, I also show how Nike was channeled for inspiration in the creation of every car in the Rolls Royce inventory (Ghost, Phantom, Spirit, etc.).
- Christians all over the world have probably worn her name on them at some point. Have you worn Nike’s name more than Jesus? (I know I have.)
- Christians all over the world will simply make excuses to continue wearing her name even after being informed about the origin of Nike.
- Christians all over the world basically chant the slogan of a man that murdered (conquered) two people.
It amazes me how many Christians will make excuses about their support of a company named after a pagan goddess and will wear the name proudly as a status symbol. If it’s OK for Christians to wear the name of a goddess all over them, why isn’t it OK for celebrities to wear Satanic symbols all over them? After all, the Church is leading by example. So many things are allowed inside of the Church without question:
- Very little condemnation of the pagan elements inserted into Christmas, Easter, etc.
- Excuses made as to why Christian children are allowed to celebrate Halloween and engage in its ancient pagan rituals.
- Absolutely no condemnation of wearing the name of a goddess, even inside the church.
Is this why Jesus died? So we could now engage in every pagan practice under the sun and not feel guilty about it? Did he die so we could put Nike’s name all over the temple of the Holy Spirit? Maybe that’s exactly what he died for and I’m just confused about the purpose of his sacrifice.
The reason this has become the problem that it has is because the Church spends a great deal of its time focused on sex. Yes, the Church is completely obsessed with sex.
- Straight Sex
- Gay Sex
- Sex Before Marriage
- Sex After Marriage
- Specific Sex Acts
- Birth Control
- Sexual Education
- Sexual Dancing
I’m completely serious right now. THE CHURCH IS ON SEX OVERLOAD! I have over 2,000 Facebook friends and on any given day I can find more posts about sex than I can about idolatry, and yet when I open my Bible, it was idolatry that seemed to be the core issue throughout the Bible. Read it if you don’t believe me.
We really need to reassess what we focus on as Christians. If all you think about all day is sex, then the problem might not be what everyone else is doing sexually. It might be that you can’t stop thinking about sex as you sit around in your Nike clothes.
Nike and The Mark of The Beast
As I was writing this post, I got to thinking. Why would people knowingly and willingly accept the Mark of The Beast? Billions of dollars in marketing, that’s why. If the goddess Nike is a real spiritual entity that is capable of getting its name on almost everyone on the planet, wouldn’t it be just as easy or easier for Satan to do the same? If Nike is a fallen angel, as I believe she is, it might do Satan well to get some marketing and PR advice from her. Ask yourself the following and really consider the answer:
- Would Jesus wear the name of a Greek goddess on His clothes?
- Would Jesus put up a Christmas tree instead of celebrating Passover?
- Would Jesus say “that’s the Old Testament”?
I’m definitely not saying that Nike is the Mark of The Beast, but it is very interesting how easily most of the world has accepted Nike without question, simply because a clothing company with lots of money told them to “just do it”.
We really have to question the spiritual state of the Church when we can walk, covered from head to toe with the name of a Greek goddess, and get less flack for that than living with the person you intend to marry before you get married. I’ll close with the following and let you ring in with your thoughts on the subject.
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” – 2 Corinthians 11:14