The origin of the Roman Catholic term “papal bull” is directly connected to Satan’s identity as an ox in the Bible.
When Jesus Christ cries from the Cross in Psalm 22, “Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round,” He’s making referring to Satan as the ox.
The ox represents one of the four faces of the living creatures around the throne of God found identified in Ezekiel 1 and the Book of Revelation. The ox compares to the face of a cherubim and Lucifer (later Satan) was designated as “the anointed cherub that covers.”
“That’s why when you go around and want to make fun of somebody, you put the little horns over their head,” says Jordan.
Also in Revelation, Satan as the Antichrist is said to be an archer.
“That’s why when Tricky Dicky—he was always doing that kind of (Peace Sign) thing and people said that meant ‘victory,’ ” says Jordan. “In archery, when you hold a bow, you seat the arrow and take two fingers and hook the string, then pull it back. You seat it in your hand at your chin and the key is to always seat it at the same place. You aim, but hold this steady seated point, then release. If you do it right, you’ll bring your hand out and it will look just like that (V). And that’s the sign of a good archer.”
Jordan continues, “You ever watch the pope when he gives out his blessing? It’s just like that! You get all these (Catholic-influenced) bibles that have these pictures in them for the children, you know, and I’ve watched this for years—classic pictures of Daniel in the lion’s den or Jacob wrestling by the brook, and in them you’ll see somebody’s got their hand just like that. It’s too pervasive for there simply to be just nothing to it.
“And that comes from the same place that explains why you women wear lipstick and high-heeled shoes. The greatest scientific textbook for things in the culture you don’t understand is this Book, and when Jesus Christ says ‘the bulls of Bashan compass me about,’ He’s talking about the religious leaders. He’s talking about the spiritual character of the religious leaders who are mocking Him—the priest and the elders.
“He’s talking about the Pharisees and the elders of Israel’s religious system, and He calls them that because they represent, as Christ said, ‘You are of your father the devil.’ They were practitioners par excellence of Baal worship.
“That religion still exists today; it’s the church of the Antichrist that goes all the way out to the end of time, but you have a bunch of priests who enjoyed being called by the religious title of ‘Father.’ Your remember that? God said don’t call anybody by that title?
“They wore long robes—called ‘vestments’ in the Bible—when they stood at the foot of the Cross killing Him.”
In Psalm 22, Christ continues, “They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.” Then in verse 21, He says, “Save me from the lion's mouth.”
We know from the I Peter 5 that “your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” These priests are his whelps.
“Go back to Deuteronomy 33 and it talks about the Tribe of ‘Dan is a lion’s whelp,’ ” explains Jordan. “That’s where Baal worship was introduced into Israel.”
In Genesis 49: 16-17, the Tribe of Dan is actually likened unto a serpent: “Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.”
Bible teacher R. Dawson Barlow observes in his 2005 book, The Apostasy of the Christian Church, “Satan’s master plan of deception employed against the people, of God in this present evil age is only detected by very astute students of the Bible.
“. . . In the New Testament he is called ‘that old Serpent’ the devil because he is able to harm the children of God through deceit. He is also called ‘a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.’
“The roaring lions, I have been told, are the old harmless lions that roar and fuss so loudly they scare their prey into the clutches of the younger, more powerful and dangerous lions stalking nearby.
“Both these animals reflect the adversary’s evil work from two different aspects as they are recorded in the book of Judges which covers a period of history lasting about 450 years. The book of Judges should be read in one sitting. It is almost like listening to a recording that keeps repeating itself.”
In their satanic darkness, the Tribe of Dan took a priest of their own choosing, as reported in Judges 18:1: “In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day all their inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.”
Barlow writes, “The chapter goes on to say that in their search for distinction, and some sort of dignity, they asked advice of a Levite Priest (which God had ordained) and liked the idea of having one for themselves so well, they went out and established their own priesthood, which God had NOT ordained (Judges 18:7-18).
“In the Old Testament economy, God did indeed establish and ordain a ‘priesthood.’ In this present age of Grace, there is no such thing as an ‘earthly priesthood.’
“The adamant statement of our age is ‘there is ONE GOD, and ONE MEDIATOR between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.’ Any visible priesthood in this age is as contrary to the revealed will of God as those ‘Danites’ of the Old Testament.”