WatcherVault wrote the following in 2014, including an update. I’m excited – for year I pondered this! because after reading, and re-reading, Zechariah 5:5-11 I kept wondering precisely what God was warning about when He had the angel dump the Ephah “wickedness” in Shinar. Of course, given what’s gone on in that part of the globe, surely gives this Christian pause. WatcherVault’s article is a worthwhile read. The author ties all of it together: ‘ancient aliens’, ufo’s (interestingly, they resemble those seen throughout history they merely change shape) surely a signature of Satan. We know great deception is coming. One quote from the article that struck, “Zechariah 5 may just be enlightening us on a connection between the mystery religions -past and present – and the UFO phenomenon. It exposes their lie. The Ephah in Zechariah 5 may have a dual manifestation: …”
Let us pray many come to salvation through the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and do not fall for lying signs and wonders.
Something Wicked This Way Comes: “Alien” Seduction and The Ephah of Zechariah 5
J. R. R. Tolkien’s idea of the Eye of Sauron is not so far off the literal mark. In The Lord of the Rings, the evil -and ancient – Sauron pierces cloud, shadow, earth and flesh from his concealing fortress with the use of a great Eye, wreathed in flame. The Eye is drawn to the One Ring of Power, seeing and seeking both it and its bearer, in this case Frodo, when worn. This ring brings both power and corruption to its wearer, and Sauron is hellbent on finding it for himself.
5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see [H7200, perceive, consider, discern, watch] what is this that goeth forth.
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah [Easton’s bible dictionary: “gloom”, “Darkness” of Egyptian origin. Sometimes translated “basket”, H374, both a measurement and a measuring container, similar to our saying “1 cup”, it is a measure and a cup that hold the measure] that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance [H5869, literally “Eye”] through all the earth.
7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent [H3603 “round/circular weight”, from root H3769, “to whirl, leap, dance”] of lead: and this is a [literally “one”] woman that sitteth [h3427, “dwells”, “has one’s abode”] in the midst of the ephah.
8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base [H4369, resting place, from root H4350, “pedestal”].
The Bible dictionaries define the ‘Ephah’ as:
- a dry measurement generally used for grain (Gen 25:4)
- the name of one of Abraham’s sons by Keturah and a city. (Isa. 60:6)
- the name of Caleb’s concubine in 1 Chronicles 2:46
- and also the name of a son of Jahdai in 1 Chronicles 2:47. The concubine and the son of Jahdai are both in the line of Judah according to Smith’s BIble Dictionary.
- The meaning is “gloom” (Easton’s Bible Dictionary), “darkness” (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia), “Weary, tired,” (Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary).
In Ezekiel’s vision the woman is identified by the angel as “Wickedness”. She is wickedness personified. She literally dwells in a place of darkness and gloom and is associated with a measure of grain, or spiritual “food”.