Should Bible-believers stay away from the Olympics?

Olympic mascots

Olympic mascots

I’ve never really been one for watching sport or any type of competitive activity, to be frank I always feel sad for the loser and as I know that someone will inevitably lose I’d rather not go through the whole process just for the sake of ‘entertainment’.  But with only days away from the Olympic games in London it seems that even if those in the local community don’t have ‘sport’ on their mind they are thinking about all the entertainment, festivities and general hype that’s linked to it, suffice to say that there is something in the air, but is it good or bad?

I haven’t really been interested in the Olympics, partly because of what I mentioned in the opening paragraph but also because of a general desire and spiritual urge to stay away from something where thousands of people will be all rushing to cram themselves into a confined space.  I really don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to realise that the Olympics marks a great target for intentional or unintentional violence!  For the last few months there have been warnings from people within the community to stay away from or not travel within the area of the games, particularly on the underground, alongside this are the videos posted around the web with theories highlighting how and why the Olympics will be the greatest disaster to strike the UK.  Yes, I know that there is always the risk of scare-mongers and conspiracy theorists but with the increased expenditure on security and the extra measures that are being taken to secure the games such as drones, missiles in our parks and snipers on the roofs it makes me feel that people should really start asking themselves some serious questions such as what is it all for/about?, is it really worth itand is it really safe?

Most people I know have decided to either leave London during the games or not travel within the area, I have decided to restrict my movements as much as possible, but as both of my parents do live in East London this obviously makes it both difficult and concerning for me.  Many of my Christian/Believing friends and acquaintances  have also decided to stay away from the main Olympic zones.

I would like to share an experience with you which has made me think in another direction.  Last week as we drove by the Stadium I felt a tremendous pull and urge towards it, I felt myself thinking ‘ooooh, doesn’t it look so exciting?  Wouldn’t it be nice to be a part of that?’  This was quite strange for me, like I said I don’t watch sports but nevertheless I felt a pull/attraction and it seemed to me like a spiritual pull to get involved in some way maybe watch it on TV or something (in honesty I’ve never had an interest to watch the Olympics before so I was a bit baffled as to where this desire came from), I mentioned it to my husband and then just locked the thought away.

As most people know the Olympics will be mostly based in East London (Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney).  I grew up in this area and of late I have seen a dramatic change in the atmosphere or spirit being manifested, Hackney used to have a very bad reputation, but in my teenage years I always felt moderately safe coming home at night.  Travelling home from visiting family now is a much different experience, the night-life is extremely dark and almost paganistic, it feels like we are in Gotham City, it’s so bad that my husband and I have dubbed it S & G (short for Sodom and Gomorrah).  There are now so many clubs and bars on one particular stretch of road, and I have noticed strange symbols on many of them: pyramids, one eye (all seeing eye), suns and nautical symbols.  This is one of the roads that the Olympic torch was carried through this weekend.  I know to some people this may not seem like much, but for me it is, I see and feel the difference.

I only recently began to look into the Olympic games, its origins etc.  To be honest, I had never paid much attention before as I don’t watch sports but also because I believed it was just some ancient form of entertainment that had been continued on over time, yes that’s true but it’s also the incomplete story.

The Olympic games has it’s birth in idolatry, I am not an expert in this area at all but what I have read, what I have seen and what I have experienced has led me to see that there is definitely something spiritual behind the Olympic games.  Here are a few sites that I have found with information if you wish to find out more:

I’m sure you can find more information, I didn’t really need to go through swaths of information as even the pagan section of about.com verified the link between the Olympics and idol worship!

I also found many people pointing towards ‘Zionists’ as being involved in the Olympic games, apparently if you juggle the Olympic logo about it spells Zion.  Well, considering that Zion is the nickname that God personally gave to His beloved city which carried His name and glory (Jerusalem – Yahrushalyim) I really don’t understand how any true Zionist (someone who believed in the prophesied biblical Messiah) would condone or dabble with the occult???  Of course there are false Zionists with a political focus and who do not care about God at all, alongside other ‘Zionists’ such as the Rastafari and Latter Day folks who have their own interpretation of what Zion means and who it refers to.

Why am I writing all of this today?  Well, a scripture has come to my mind of late:

Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.

1 Kings 19: 18

God will execute judgement on everyone who bows down to/worships a false god but will preserve those who reverently love and fear Him.  I don’t know what will happen during the next few months, but whether nothing or something one thing I do believe is that everyone who professes to believe in the words written in the Bible and claim the God of Israel as their own God should pay particular attention to the rise of demonic influences and idolatry within the world we live in whether it’s through the media or even in churches.  But in relation to this blog post, I would urge you to do your research on the Olympic games and make sure you make an informed decision about whether you want to take part in it or not, don’t just assume it’s OK or simply follow the crowd or even past behaviour but test every spirit.

Praying for peace and sound mind for you all.

Shalom in Messiah Yeshua

Update 28/7/2012

The opening ceremony for the Olympics was held, I personally didn’t watch it but I have seen clips on Youtube where I saw clips of death, witches and a large baby amingst other things (maybe linked to sacrificial offerings)!!!  My question is, if the Olympics is so positive why all the dark symbolism?  You can watch the video clip for the opening ceremony here.

Also my husband found this official video, did you know that the Olympic torch is always lit in a Grecian temple dedicated to Herra, the wife of Zeus before  making its journey to the host nation?  I didn’t until, so this video has really just confirmed that the Olympics is soooooooo pagan, by YAH’s grace I will absolutely limit the amount of exposure I receive.  On a slightly different note, I do not think that the athletes who are involved are absolutely unaware of what the Olympics is about, for example there are some inside sources who have access to the Olympic village in the UK who have made it known that fornication is rife within the community, this seems like a throwback of what was happening in the pagan temples of old.

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9 thoughts on “Should Bible-believers stay away from the Olympics?

  1. Shalom, sister!

    Interesting question. We noticed a few years back that the opening ceremonies honor pagan “gods” and “goddesses”…whom we know are idols. Our question at the time was not whether we should watch, but even whether a believer should participate. I don’t know.

    There are predictions of a massive explosion taking place during the games this summer. Will it happen? Again…I don’t know. I do know, however, that both of our countries have abandoned the One True G-d which means that both are in danger of Abba’s protective hand being lifted. I think we are seeing that more and more over here.

    Btw, it is not Yahrushalayim, but Yerushalayim. While it is His city, His name is not in the name of the city. Here is one link with more info: http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Jerusalem.html

    1. Hi Abigail, thanks for the comment. Yes, you are right the UK and the US have really strayed from the One TRUE God, I don’t think I would participate as we don’t know what goes on behind the scenes either!!!

      I don’t know about the predictions,it’s hard for people to move away but I believe that God will protect those who are His own. I think all the crazy weather we have been seeing is just a manifestation of a deeper spiritual battle, but of course it will be brushed off with scientific mumbo-jumbo!!!

      Thanks for the link, but I still don’t understand why Yerushalayim has God’s name on it if it’s not in the actual name, I thought the ‘yod’ signified this as this is the case with Y’israel???

      1. I don’t think we can assume that a yod at the beginning of a word always signifies HaShem.

        More on Yerushalyim from Hebrew 4 Christians. http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Glossary/Hebrew_Glossary_-_Y/hebrew_glossary_-_y.html

        The Hebrew did not paste in.

        Yerushalayim

        (ye-roo-sha-LAI-yeem) n. Jerusalem. Also known as the City of David, Zion, Salem, Ariel, Jebus, the “City of God,” the “holy city,” comes to designate heaven itself (Heb. 12:22-23). In Psalm 122:6 we read, “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” The word sha’alu actually means “ask” (as in ask a sheilah, a question) and shalom is a Name of Jesus, since He indeed is Sar Shalom (the Prince of Peace). The word Jerusalem means “teaching of peace” (the “Jeru” at the beginning comes from the same root as Torah, which means teaching), so the phrase could be construed as “ask about the Prince of Peace and His Teaching.” At any rate, we know that Jesus is indeed the King of Jerusalem (Matt 5:35) who will soon return to reign over all the earth.

    1. Hi Adrienne,

      what a beautiful name 🙂 Thanks for returning, I’m not online as much as I used to be but I do hope to post a bit more regularly. Great job on your posts on Atheism, we need to speak out against all the lies and false teachings that is corrupting the next generation. My husband always reminds me of this scripture:

      And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.

      Judges 2: 10

      The way things are going will the next generation know YHVH?

  2. Hi Abigail,

    There are many places in the Bible where God says this e.g.

    And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.

    2 Kings 21: 4

    And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

    1 Kings 11: 36

    … of which God said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever

    2 Chron 33: 7

    May the God who has caused his name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who shall put out a hand to alter this, or to destroy this house of God that is in Jerusalem. I Darius make a decree; let it be done with all diligence.”

    Ezra 6: 12

    Here is a link to further references

    http://www.biblicalzionist.com/NameZion.html

    This is a link that aims to explain why and how Jerusalem bears God’s name, what do you think?

    http://www.nuggetnetreview.com/m-gods-name-in-jerusalem.htm

    1. OK…now I understand. One thing to understand is that there is more than one meaning to the word “name”. It can also mean reputation…like having a good name is having a good reputation. It can also mean ownership. I can own my car, but I don’t have to call it by my name. Our home is called Beit-Shalom, but it has our name in the sense that our names are on the deed, but not literally on the house. Mt. Tzion is also called G-d’s holy hill.

      Consider: Isa 18:7 At that time tribute will be brought to Adonai-Tzva’ot from a nation tall and bronzed, from a people feared far and near, from a strong and conquering nation whose land is divided by rivers, to the place where the name of Adonai-Tzva’ot lives, Mount Tziyon.

      And consider what this means: Rev 14:1 Then I looked, and there was the Lamb standing on Mount Tziyon; and with him were 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.

      Moshe pleaded for the people for His “name’s sake”.

      So, name does not have to mean a literal writing of the name.

      I hope that helps. 🙂

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