|Claire Andoun Atongo|
In my opinion, every woman of God and every pastor needs to take this message before the Lord, seriously asking for the heart of God regarding dressing modestly with purity and holiness. Let's begin by looking at some Scriptures that pertain to the "queen of the coast," and a related expression, known as "the marine kingdom," then I will comment on them.
"In that day, the Lord will punish with his sword— his fierce, great and powerful sword— Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea." (Is 21:7)
Job said to God, "Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard?" (Job 7:12)
"It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters." (Ps 74:13)
"Then Jehu went to Jezreel. When Jezebel heard about it, she put on eye makeup, arranged her hair and looked out of a window." (2 King 9:30).
"In order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes." (2 Cor 2:11)
"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." (1 Pe 5:8)
"And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, 'I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.' Jesus answered him, 'It is written, "You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only."'" (Luk 4:5-8)
Satan is the god of this world, as the Scripture says, "...in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2Co 4:4)
"And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?'" (Rev 13:1-4)
The apostle Peter said of the Lord Jesus, "When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways." (Ac 3:26)
"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1Th 5:16-23)
"Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: 'Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.' (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.) Then the angel said to me, 'Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' And he added, 'These are the true words of God.'" (Rev 19:6-9).
"...Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." (Eph 5:26b-27).
Putting it All Together
These verses confirm what the Lord showed Claire Andoun Atongo about the queen of the coast, as recorded in Garments of Godliness. Furthermore, they confirm the Lord's revelation to many other servants of His regarding fashion, as recorded in Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations.
Marine spirits do exist! The first representation of a creature that was half-human and half-fish was the sea-god Oannes, the "great fish of the ocean," who was also the sun-god worshiped by the Babylonians. He was believed to rise out of the sea each day with the sunrise and disappear back under the waves each night with sunset. The marine kingdom is where the notion of mermaids (and their counterparts, mermen) originates from, creatures that are supposedly half fish and half human. The mermaid* is actually an image of the fish-tailed goddess Aphrodite. Mermaids are often described in folklore as having great beauty and charm. They were supposed to have sometimes assumed human shape and married mortals in ancient legends.
The mermaid and merman derive their names from the Anglo-Saxon word "mer," which means "sea." So the word "mermaid" literally means "Virgin of the Sea," and mermaids represent the so-called "sacred feminine," a movement emphasizing femininity as being closer to divinity than masculinity. Those who follow the sacred-feminine tradition worship feminine beauty and the power of sexual reproduction, and they assume that women are more “sacred” than men, due to their reproductive capabilities. The followers of this religious tradition include goddess worshipers, Wicca witches, and radical feminists. They believe that men can only experience the sacred feminine in a spiritual way through sexual intercourse.
The marine kingdom is also the origin of the demonic pagan god Neptune, the Roman "god of the sea," a brother of Jupiter and Pluto. He corresponds to the Greek god, Poseidon whose main domain is the ocean, and is called the "god of the sea". In fact, there are too many sea gods, goddesses, and their offspring to possibly name them all, including Triton, Rhode, and Proteus. Some of these pagan gods and goddesses are featured in video games, novels, and even Disney movies like The Little Mermaid, which was conceived by Walt Disney and released after his death!
In the Bible, we learn that the ancient Hebrews were ensnared by the false gods of the pagan nations around them, including Asherah, who was worshiped as the Queen of Heaven** (Deu. 16:21; Jdg. 6:25,26,28,30; 1Ki. 15:13; 16:33; 18:19; 2Ki. 13:6; 17:16; 18:4; 21:3,7; 23:4,6,7,15; 2Ch. 15:16; Jer. 7:18; 44:17,18,19,25). Asherah seems to correspond with the goddess Athirat. According to Wikipedia, "In the Ugaritic texts (before 1200 BC) Athirat is almost always given her full title...'Lady Athirat of the Sea' or as more fully translated 'she who treads on the sea.'" (The Ugaritic language had close connections to the Hittite Empire). The same goddess known as Athirat in the Ugaritic language, and Asherah in the Hebrew language is probably the same as the Arabian goddess Ashira, which is translated to mean "lady of the sea." The Asherah pole that they used to worship her was a phallic symbol, representing the male reproductive organ.
Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab and the most evil woman in the Bible, made Asherah-worship even more prevalent in Israel. In fact she supported 400 prophets of Asherah, who ate at her table. Under Ahab and Jezebel's reign, Israel observed the feasts of Baal and Asherah religiously. She was not an Israelite, but a Phoenician, who brought her native religion of sea-goddess worship from the coast, where she was raised. She was a “Sidonian”, which is a biblical term for Phoenicians in general (1 Kings 16:31), and was the daughter of Eth-Baal, king of Tyre, the ancient Phoenician city in what is now Lebanon. Both Tyre and Sidon are on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of Palestine. It is also recorded in the Bible that Jezebel put on eye makeup, and arranged her hair to beautify herself, which are behaviors often connected to flirting in Hebraic thinking. By these final actions of hers just before her death, she revealed her vanity and connection with the queen of the coast (2 King 9:30). You may not realize it, but there are still women in the world today in covens, who (like Jezebel) actually worship the sea goddess Asherah. And even many Christian women today are ensnared by the same spirit that was in Jezebel, as they put on makeup and other artificial things that are the property of satan, in order to beautify themselves and attract men.
These evil marine spirits live in water in the spiritual world, and are a force to be reckoned with on earth. The marine world is a world of beauty and fashion, including makeup, earrings, jewelry, hair attachments, and flashy clothes. The queen of the coast is believed to be an evil spirit within the marine kingdom in charge of worldliness and immorality. But the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is more powerful than any marine spirit. He has made a spectacle of them at the cross (Col 2:15). Now through this revelation, He has exposed their identities once again, along with their secret agenda to deceive mankind and capture souls into hell.
Of course, today’s world, including worldly Christians, will continue to defend fashion, fads, and other forms of worldliness. They will not listen to messengers, whom the Lord has sent, like sister Claire, but they will listen to their own. Like Jesus said, the world loves their own. He said, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:19). And as the apostle John said, "They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” (1Jn 4:5-6)
I hope you will take this seriously and allow the lamp of the Lord's Spirit to search your heart and expose to you anything unholy or impure that must go, including worldly fashions, worldly hairstyles and adornments, and everything immoral, as well as immoral TV programs. Do not despise this prophetic utterance. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. Through this message the Lord Jesus is seeking to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways. Therefore, repent for the kingdom of heaven is near. The Lord is coming back right away and He is purifying His Bride. Prepare for His coming. Let there be nothing in your life today that would dishonor or keep Him away. In His mercy, He has given this revelation, so that you might make yourself ready for the wedding of the Lamb upon His return.
*Footnote: The original Starbucks Coffee logo used from 1971 – 1987 was based on a two-tailed, bare-breasted mermaid, or siren, encircled by the store’s original name, "Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spice." She was wearing a crown of stars on her head and holding her twin tails open in a seductive, spread-eagle pose. The coffee giant company was looking for a nautical theme to capture the spirit of Seattle, Washington on the west coast of the USA. It was the intention of the original Starbucks founders to use the mermaid to represent the seduction of the sea-going mariners. Mermaids were supposedly so seductive to sailors that they would jump out of boats once they heard the sirens' songs. Some sailors who crossed paths with a siren would become so obsessed that they would crash into the rocks and die. Starbucks meant to imply that their addictive beverages were as irresistible as the sirens’ seductive songs. And in fact countless people have been seduced by the lure of their overpriced coffee. Starbucks now has $16.4B USD in revenue with 21,160 stores in 63 countries and territories. The current logo still has the same star-crowned mermaid, whose long hair now covers her bare breasts, but still shows their outline. And many churches in the US have joined the craze, by adopting the fad of selling Starbucks coffee at their services in the cups with that immoral, idolatrous image on them. People enjoy being associated with Starbucks coffee, because it is considered hip, or fashionable. This shows how deeply the queen of the coast has deceived people, even in the church.
**Footnote: Incidentally, "Queen of Heaven" is a title given to Mary, the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the Roman Catholic Church, although no such title for Mary exists in the Bible. The title is also used, to some degree, in Anglicanism, and Eastern Orthodoxy. It proves their idolatry and confirms the connection with Asherah, the queen of heaven, lady of the sea, who is part of the evil marine kingdom. The giant obelisk in Saint Peter's Square at the Roman Catholic Vatican is an occult phallic symbol shipped by the Roman emperor Caligula from the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (meaning "The City of the Sun" and also called "The City of Destruction" in Isaiah 19:18). This particular obelisk located prominently at the Vatican provides further evidence of their idolatry. It is positioned in the middle of a huge, eight-point sun wheel, a symbol used in pagan sun worship. In fact, one of the many titles the Roman Catholics give to Mary is "Our Lady of the Seas," and there is even a Catholic church called by that name in the Outerbanks of North Carolina, on the Eastern seacoast of the USA You can even buy your own "Our Lady of the Seas" idol online, which is wearing a strapless gown with naked shoulders. If you are an adult, then you can Google search for "Mary Our Lady of the Seas images," and you will see the many such idols that they have for her. But be careful what you see, as there are many traps of the enemy. It's not difficult to see how idolatry of Mary is connected with the queen of the coast and her marine kingdom. (Also see Pagan Symbols of the Popes and Messages from the Lord for Catholics Worshiping Idols).
Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Most other Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.
Author's note: You are invited to read Garments of Godliness, as well as Claire Andoun Solomon's Encounter with Jesus, Revelation of Sister Claire Andoun in Heaven, The Forgotten Sin of Worldliness, Tattoos and Body Piercing, Carrying Your Cross or Cross Dressing?, and the ones listed below. You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.