Now, they're looking for a fight!
"Trust us!" they tell the terrified.
"We know how to fly this plane!"
"LOOK AT THE BUREAUCRATS WHO JUST CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE"
Projection: "Brace for impact."
"Yes, I know, we're destroying deep underground military bases," I said. "You ought to look them up. Wait, I bought a book about it. Let me show you that book."
"...Uh, sure mom...."
Whereas the enemy seeks to divide, divide, divide.
God designated an angelic realm (demons) to serve as the messenger of temptation.
That realm takes on any and all shapes.
These enemies were not monotheists - they worshiped idols - child sacrifice was a prevalent practice.
So that is what he targets, using gold coin to pay the "contractor prophet" to assist.
(End, for now.)