Recognizing the Enemy Pt. 3: Baal and Asherah

According to the Bible, the ancient Israelites continuously fell prey to the worship of Baal and Asherah (Ashtaroth). They did many abominations in the eyes of the LORD, but have we thousands of years later done the same? Do we know what our enemy looks like? Can we spot them in a crowd? Or are they able to blend in, going unnoticed and unopposed? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the spiritual and physical presence of two notorious spirits from the days the judges that are still present in our world today in the final message of his three-part series, Recognizing the Enemy Pt. 3: Baal and Asherah.

Jeremiah 7:8-10
1 Kings 18:26-28
2 Peter 2:1-3

The Baal Arch

London, England
April 19-21, 2016
The UN’s General Assembly calls International Mother Earth Day, and just before the Beltane celebration

City Hall Park, New York
September 2016
The UN General Assembly celebration

February 2017
The World Governments Summit
In 2016 Forbes published an article entitled Nine Reasons Dubai Could Be The Most Important City of the 21st Century

Florence, Italy
In March of 2017 and stayed until April 2017
The first ever G7 Cultural Summit, G7 and not G8 since Russia was dropped. The culture ministers from the US, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Italy, and Canada were all in attendance.

The National Mall in Washington DC
In September of 2018
The UN General Assembly.

baal arch in london
Baal Arch erected in London
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Baal Arch erected in Washington DC
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Baal Arch erected in New York city
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole

Baal and Asherah in the Bible

Who is Baal?

Baal in the Bible is a god that blatantly tries to merge himself with Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

16 And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more.

Hosea 2:16-17

The people of Israel were mixing Yahweh, the one True God, The Great I Am, with the false god, Baal. Going as far as to even call Yahweh, ‘My Baal.’

Who is Asherah?

When the worship of Asherah or Ashtaroth is mentioned in the Bible, it is in connection to the Asherim.

25 That night the Lord said to him, ‘Take your father’s bull, and the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it 26 and build an altar to the Lord your God on the top of the stronghold here, with stones laid in due order. Then take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah that you shall cut down.’ 27 So Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had told him. But because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night.

Judges 6:25-32

They would carve a wooden pole and then proceed to either place in the Temple of Baal, on the rooftops, or near the houses somewhere. Now when it comes to Baal, we see that a pillar or an arch represents Baal. And the interesting thing about this is that Ashtaroth is female, while Baal is male. It would make more sense for Baal to be represented by the pole or pillar and Ashtaroth represented by the arch. Could this tie into the sexual immorality that was a part of the worship of both Baal and Ashtaroth?

For more on Baal and Asherah and their description in the Bible, check out our video on the notorious duo.

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One Reply to “Recognizing the Enemy Pt. 3: Baal and Asherah”

  1. Rev Yates, I enjoyed your study. As some build on baal or asherah, we must let the light of Jesus shine as never before. I was surprised to learn that the Washington monument is a symbol of asherah. We’ve got lots of work to do in this country/world to put down these spirits of evil. LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. K

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