A man named “Rodda” on methamphetamine psychotically kills his son with an angle grinder

A few days ago, in Florida USA, a man named “Stephen Thomas Rodda” frenziedly attacked and killed his teenage son, “Stephen Lee Rodda”, with an angle grinder of all things (ref. 1). The man is said to have used meth since high school, and he has a lengthy rap sheet of drugs, “psychotic episodes”, and “bizarre comments”. Florida police described the case as “inexplicable”, but a county sheriff and preliminary investigator correctly ascribed to the case the word “evil”.

This was the work of a demon. The drug methamphetamine turned the addict into a zombie.

It seems to me, this killing was done in response to my recent discoveries about “the preserved of Israel” and “the rod” of God’s inheritance.

The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.

Jeremiah 10:16

Satan’s side is angry that Isaiah 49 and its mission statement are now understood.

And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength. And he said, It is a light thing [light and also “small”, as in God will accomplish it anyway] that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Isaiah 49:5-6

The main task in these last days of the servant of Isaiah 49 is to help gather the lost and preserved of the tribes of Israel, so that the saints become an instrument of war, a weapon of God that is lethal to demons: the “rod” of iron.

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Revelation 19:15-16

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.

Revelation 2:26-28

Once the saints are gathered, transformed, and assembled as a unified fighting force, there will be nothing the other side can do.

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Romans 8:19

It is no coincidence that an angle grinder is a heavy saw that is used to cut pieces off a literal metal rod.

I suppose, they could not find someone named “Rod”, so they went with this father and son surnamed “Rodda”. Still, the other names, “Stephen” and “Thomas” and “Lee”, have meaning.

I gather, this was some kind of threat, a form of terrorism, involving demons (ref. Ephesians 6:12).

Imagine for a moment being the son watching your father psychotically charge at you wielding an angle grinder like something out of a horror movie. Even if you could defend yourself and prevail, it would be a nightmare.

In recent times, there have been plenty of cases of bizarre murders, involving demons. In Wisconsin 2022, during a drug fueled sex episode, a 24 year old woman strangled her lover to death with a chain, then severed his head and dismembered his body, and then continued to have sex with his dead body (ref. 2). In NSW 2019, a 27 year old woman stabbed her mother to death repeatedly and decapitated her, and then prodded out her eyeball, cut out her tongue and even cannibalised parts of the dead body (ref. 3). When police officers reached the scene, she continually asked them if her mother’s head could be “sewn back on”. There have also been reports of toddlers shooting dead their siblings or others nearby with guns that were left loaded in the house (ref. 4). How could a toddler know how to fire a gun and where to aim? With the very young, apparently, demons do not need drugs to control their minds. There is also the self-confessed “evil” British nurse who murdered 7 helpless babies in her care (ref. 5). I have covered these sorts of things before.

But now, there is this, a kind of terrorism and what amounts to hostage taking, something brand new.

My point is, demons will try anything and everything for their cause. There is no low to which they would not stoop.

They will deceive and mislead (ref. John 8:44). They might resort to flattery, and appeals to your ego and pride (ref. James 4:10). They might look to greed or envy (ref. Mark 15:10). When all that fails, they will try false accusations and fairy tales (ref. Revelation 12:10). And beyond that, they will resort to threats, and depending on where you are located, they will try to carry out those threats.

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him [Jesus Christ] which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 10:28

He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Revelation 13:10

In war, for a soldier, terrorism and hostage taking are traits of the weak. So, this desperation, in and of itself, is an admission that they are on the losing side.

In Air Force One (1997), where America is imagined as good and Russia as evil, hijackers threaten the American president’s young daughter to get him to do what they want, at which point he says “We are soldiers. You take my life. Have you no honour?”

Air Force One (1997) scene with the president’s daughter

The same concept is repeated in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), where Lex Luther convinces Superman to cut off the head of Batman by threatening to harm Superman’s mother, Martha.

Batman v Superman (2016) scene re Superman’s mother

In fact, this is one reason why every saint must be without dependents or attachments.

These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Revelation 14:4

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:4

I say all these things now, because the saints, and also Christians generally, should not be ignorant of Satan’s devices in these last days. To be forewarned is to have an advantage.

If every single saint were to remain faithful to Jesus Christ and God the Father in this war, then every saint would be invincible, and the work of recovering the world from evil would be completed sooner rather than later.

Nevertheless, God has anticipated that the Devil might go in this direction (ref. Psalms 2, Isaiah 41:15).

Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 41:15-16

I suppose, the Devil knows about the rod of Israel, because he once accessed the tree of knowledge in Eden.

If it turns out there is treachery, the traitors will be defeated.

Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

Isaiah 54:15

Goes without saying, any saint that does betray God to serve Satan will “perish” (ref. Psalms 2:12), and everything that Satan has given to that person will be taken away.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges [saints] of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son [metaphor of the marital fidelity of the bride of Christ], lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalms 2:10-12

In the grand scheme of things, treachery would only mean a delaying of the inevitable.

Ultimately, good will triumph over evil, because Jesus Christ is, and forever will be, the Almighty.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8


1. Isabel Keane (5 September 2023), “Florida father accused of killing teen son with angle grinder: Inexplicable”,

2. Laura Collins (3 March 2022), “She’s a monster: Family of man, 24, hit out at married woman accused of choking him to death with chain during drug-fueled sex, carving up his body and leaving his head in a bucket for his mother to find”,

3. Candace Sutton (12 March 2021), “Woman who beheaded mother gets 21 years in prison”,

4. WKYT (8 September 2023), “Toddler dies after being shot in the head by another child, sheriff says”,

5. Peter Wilkenson (18 August 2023), “I am evil, wrote British nurse found guilty of murdering seven babies in her care”,