COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE
Acts 13:40,41/Habakkuk, chapter 1 (KJV); Isaiah, chapters 13 and 14; chapter 47; Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51.
(Revelation, chapter 18, KJV)
LOST SOULS BLOWING IN THE WIND
by Pete Hamill
The wind began to blow at exactly 8:46 a.m., when the city was hushed for a frozen minute of silence. The wind was fierce and sudden, driving from the west across harbor and river, pushing violently through the spaces between buildings...
Down in the foundation of the destroyed World Trade Center, relatives of those who died a year ago were coming forward to drop roses in a ring called the Circle of Honor. The wind created swirling dust devils in the earth beneath their feet...
And then the wind seemed to become an essential part of this day of remembrance. It was as if it were lifting all the anguish out of the pit, out of the earth, out of the hearts of all mourners and dispersing it into the sparkling air.
A cleansing wind. A liberating wind. Once more at this site...we saw a cloud of dust, THIS TIME COMING FROM NATURE AND NOT FROM THE MURDEROUS HEARTS OF ADDLED MEN. The wind blew and the dust rose above us all...toward all those places on our granite island where wolves howled in forests when and women first came to live in Cortland St...
The Meaning of the Year
I stopped at City Hall restaurant on Duane St. and talked with my friend Henry Meir about the components of the great Jewish traditions of mourning: sitting shivah, WHERE YOU SURRENDER TO THE INVINCIBILITY OF DEATH FOR SEVEN DAYS; sheloshim, for another 30 days, remembering the dead as they were in life, and then a mourning period of 11 months until the one-year anniversary called Yahrzeit. The prayer of mourning is called Kaddish.
Meir was saying that the understanding of Yahrzeit is that "now we must get on with our lives." And still we must pray...The words of the old Jewish poet were apt for a New York that has reached Yahrzeit and is getting on with life. The words, of course, acknowledge the mercies of the Lord:
He knows how we are fashioned, remembers that we are dust...Our days are as grass: we flourish as a flower in the field...The wind passes over it, and it is gone...And no one can recognize where it grew...
Even for those who do not believe, that's a prayer fit for a day of wind and dust, of memory and forgetting. Outside on Church St., you saw women pushing babies in strollers and men eating ice cream cones and schoolgirls flirting with boys in Allen Iverson jerseys. Taxis honked for passage. A homeless man sipped wine against the pole of a telephone booth. Yahrzeit. Our days are (indeed) as grass. The New York Daily News, Sept. 12, 2002.
"In the ruins of two towers, under a flag unfurled at the Pentagon, at the funerals of the lost, we have made a sacred promise," Bush said in the seven minute address. "WE WILL NOT RELENT UNTIL JUSTICE IS DONE AND OUR NATION IS SECURE."
In a not-so-veiled reference to Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, he added, "We will not allow any terrorist or tyrant to threaten civilization with weapons of mass murder."
But he also seemed to hint that it was time for the nation to move on, noting, "Tomorrow is September 12. A milestone is passed, and a mission goes on." The New York Daily News, Sept.12, 2002.
Bush's day took him to the Pentagon, Pennsylvania and the Pit, and ended with a speech to the nation from Ellis Island on the eve of his speech to the world urging action against Iraq.
"God had placed us together, to serve each other and our country," he said. "What our enemies have begun, we will finish. I BELIEVE THERE IS A REASON THAT HISTORY HAS MATCHED THIS NATION WITH THIS TIME." The New York Daily News, September 12, 2002.
The first anniversary of September 11th has come, and now passed. We have been inundated with the images, and the sounds of America mourning, they are fresh in our minds. And though a billion tears have been shed, and a billion words have been written since the fiery, and totally surreal collapse of those towers a year ago, America has not come one step closer to comprehending the meaning of it all. In fact, as America moves closer to the next stage of its war of retribution (its insistance on justice) it is moving further and further away from understanding the meaning of it all, and closer and closer to the judgment (the justice) that God has prepared and layed out for it. Thou shalt kindle no Fire throughout your habitations on the sabbath day. (Exodus 35:3). America is intent now (hell-bent is the word) on kindling the further flames of God's Divine Wrath, flames that will eventually descend upon America again in the most horrendous way, as it is also written: For our God is a consuming Fire. (Deuteronomy 4:24; 32; 22-25; Hebrews 12:29). This will come as the American people place further reliance and faith in the American political process and in those evil ones who have risen to the pinnacle of power as a result...
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with a fervent heat?...
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him IN PEACE, without spot, and blameless...
(And) seeing that you know these things, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness...(2 Peter 3:10-18)
FOLLOW PEACE WITH ALL MEN, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord...(Hebrews 12:14).
Nor have the religious institutions of the West--the ones who should be the first to see into the spiritual dimensions of these events, and the first to interpret them--come a step closer to understanding the reality of God's Presence in it all, as Paul himself said two thousand years ago: Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord. We have come to the fulness of these times, to the end of this age, and find that there is absolutely no regard for the oracles of God (the written word) among America's religious institutions; there is certainly no fear of God among them, nor has the realization touched them yet that there is only One Reality (One unfolding of events in the earth--only One God). Everything that Nature is doing (thus everything that humanity is doing), God is doing. This very simple, yet profound realization evades the natural mind...
And when the Sun was going down (at the end of the age), a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
And He said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs (America), and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them Four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance...(Genesis 15:5-16).
Oh that we were wise, that we understood this, that we would consider our latter end...
See now that I, even I , am He, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal, neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy...(Deuteronomy 32:29-42).
Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because He was wroth.
There went up a smoke out of His nostrils, and a fire out of His mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under His feet.
And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, He did fly upon the wings of the wind (the Divine Kami-Kazi)...(Psalm 18:1-10).
And there shall be upon every high mountain (every great nation), and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters (see 1 Thessalonians 5:3) in the day of the great slaughter, when the Towers fall...(Isaiah 30:25).
A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the Temple, a voice of the Lord that rendereth recompense to His enemies..
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a Nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God...
For, behold, the Lord will come with Fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of Fire.
For by Fire and by His Sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many...(Isaiah 66:6-9; 15-18).
Western civilization as we know it is founded in the words and precepts of these sacred scriptures, and yet we are witnessing a wholesale abandonment of them in our time. As events unfold, as the words are being fulfilled before our very eyes, almost everyone, religious and non-religious alike, are not only intent on leaving God out of the historical equation but continue adamantly unmindful of the words that say: As a snare shall this day come upon all them that dwell upon the earth. The day has come and no one believes it.
Factions of the antiwar and anti-globalist movement were outside of the United Nations building naively shouting: "What do we want? PEACE! When do we want it? NOW!" while George Bush was inside, paying absolutely no attention to them and delivering his now-already-famous ultimatum to the United Nations (accusing Iraq of crimes that everyone knows America is guilty of, and complicit in, ten times over--thus indicting itself). "We will not relent until justice is done," said Bush. Well those are God's sentiments exactly. The children of Light in the world desire peace, but of the sons of Darkness, the ones who are in strict obedience to God's commandments in the earth, it is written:
Proclaim ye this...Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong...
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get ye down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision...(Joel 3:9-14).
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 faith of the saints...(Revelation 13:10).
Not only are these wicked ones now caught in their own devices, but the religious institutions, the media, the people themselves, spellbound, and bewildered by it all, complicit in it all, are caught along with them. They have fallen sheepishly in line again with the dictates of the American antichrists (2 Thessalonians 2:5-11), just as they have in all of the nation's previous wars. They remain severely unmindful of two basic facts: (1), There are, indeed, no powers on earth but those that are ordained of God (Romans 13:1-8, KJV). (Please consider the spiritual implications of those words, and ask: why do George Bush and the other political and religious leaders of the American order--those who call themselves Christians--not believe that they are subject to them? As "christians" the word is explicitly enjoined upon them; they too must fear the Power, but they don't); and (2), that while the United States of America is the only place on earth, and the American experience the only conditions out of which the Child of Revelation can be born, the paradox is that the American nation itself was founded in the clear violation of the precepts of Christ's teachings to begin with. It was founded in rebellion and bloodshed, murder and war. (Open the pages of the Book of Isaiah. Read 1 Peter 2:1-17, open the Book of Jude).
America was founded in acts of genocide; in the institutions of slavery; the stealing of land and the subsequent and private exploitation of the natural resources of the Earth; in the steady amassing of privilege and power, and accumulation of private wealth. It was founded in oppression, in continual disservice to indigenous peoples and minorities, children, the poor, and literally on the backs of its own working people. (Any changes in the American regime, any reforms to the system on behalf of the oppressed, had always to be forced upon it. Such changes never sprang, as it were, from the wellsprings of the mercantile and capitalist heart). America is founded in the crafty misuse and distortion of sacred writ, in the twisting of such concepts in the Law and the Prophets as freedom, liberty, and justice, to further its own oppressive ends. (Isaiah 5:17-30. KJV). And after four centuries, of which the sacred oracles have clearly foretold, justice is now being served...
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl! for your miseries, that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth (from everywhere else throughout the world now): and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sab'a-oth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
Be patient therefore brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh...(James 5:1-8).
Actually it is more accurate to say that after six thousand years justice is finally being served, for all these great oppressions, and the wars that have ensued between men and God, have their roots in the story of Genesis, in the garden of Eden, when Eve, as the great epic story tells, gave birth to two sons, Cain and Abel. (Genesis 4:1-16).
"When Cain had traveled over many countries he, with his wife, built a city named Nod, where he also had children...However, he did not accept his punishment (for killing his brother Abel) in order to amend, but to increase his wickedness. For he only aimed to procure everything that was for his own bodily (and material) pleasure, though it obliged him to be injurious to his neighbor.
He augmented his household substance with much wealth. By rapine and violence he excited his acquaintances to procure pleasures and spoils by robbery, and became a great leader of men into wicked courses. He also introduced change in the way of simplicity wherein men lived before; and was the author of measures and weights; and whereas they lived innocently and generously while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world into cunning craftiness.
He first of all set boundaries about lands, he built a city, and fortified it with walls, and he compelled the family to come together to it, and called the city Enoch after the name of his eldest son Enoch." Josephus's Antiquities I.II.2.
This seems to be the place to set in order, and to put into perspective, all that we have been saying in the previous chapters of this work. Is it possible to put six thousand years of human history in a nutshell? We shall try. The story begins in Eden and it comes to its conclusion in Eden. It begins in the final centuries of the Atlantean age, and comes to its conclusion (or rather its beginning again), in the events that are unfolding in the earth in our own time, here at the Western ends of the earth:
But as the days of No'e were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be...(Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26,27).
Have we not known? have we not heard? hath it not been told us from the beginning? have we not understood from the foundations of the earth?...(Isaiah 40:21,22).
Perhaps it begins in the words: ...For where no law is, there is no transgression (Romans 4:15). Until God's revelation to Adam Six thousand, or 120 Jubilees of years ago (120 X 49 = 5,880 years), humankind could not conjure up the winds of war, or incur God's creative wrath as it has been since that time, and particularly since the beginning of the 20th century, because there was no commandment in the earth against participating in the act of war. Until the time of Adam humankind was following its own natural, primal-angelic instincts. It had no fully-conscious idea of the God of the Universe--of the Single Force that governed heaven and earth. Its sense of good from evil was limited to those aspects of reality that enhanced individual and tribal well-being from those that did not. Everything that enhanced and preserved the life of the individual, the family, the clan and the tribe was good. Everything that threatened life was evil. The world was filled with good forces and good spirits, but it was also filled with malevolent forces and evil spirits. Humans invoked and propitiated the good and protected themselves as best as they could, and by what ever means they could, from the evil. It is the natural state of mind.
The natural mind (however) receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned...(1 Corinthians 2:14).
And then something happened in the earth that altered the course of human history, an event that set the world on its course to the 20th century of this common era and toward all the events that are unfolding in the earth at this present time. God began a process that is only now coming to its conclusions. They began to create a new order of humankind, the order of Man, an order created in Their own image. (Genesis 1:26). They are ONE:
God (the Heavenly Father and the Divine Mother, Heaven and Earth, Above and Below, and All that Exists, both visible and invisible) revealed Themselves to one single, archetypal couple, a male and a female whom the sacred writings call Adam. (Genesis 5:1,2). Adam is not the first human beings, but rather the first of the human order to perceive in their own relationship to each other, and in their mutual relationship to the world around them, the Singular Nature of God's Presence in all things, not only in the universe above but in the earth below, and in every living creature that dwells on the earth. God is Light (LIFE), they realized, and in Him there is no Darkness (DEATH) at all. They (Adam) were the world's first monotheists, their children were the first cosmologists. They were the first to realize that everything flows from the same source--day and night, light and darkness, good and evil, the appearance of life and the appearance of death. They were the first to perceive Reality in higher, theological (and quantum) terms, the first to ask pertinent questions of the Universe and, in turn, to receive the pertinent answers. They were the first to perceive the order (the Beauty) in what seemed to everyone else to be natural chaos. They were the first to conceptualize the idea of symmetry, the first to speak in terms of the hidden principles that permeated creation, holding it together, giving it form. It was a startling revelation, for it implied that if there is, indeed, only one Primary Force in the universe, and that if that Force is both Intelligent and Benevolent (as well as fierce), and that if there is a pattern and a meaning to it all, and another dimension to reality that is not revealed to the natural eye, then there was nothing to fear from the Universe at all, as long as one brought themselves into harmony with its higher precepts. All things must, despite every appearance to the contrary, be working out to the good. "For, after all," Adam deduced, "why would God reveal these things to us if it was not so? We who only seek the good in life, and those things that are good for all others?" Adam--a male and female in love and in harmony with each other, and with Creation itself--were the first Christs in the earth.
We do not know what race these first seers belonged to, other than the human race. Anyone who cares to make the claim to them may do so. It makes no matter, for they are archetypal, and their spiritual seed in the earth were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, (John 1:13), and these are known by their fruits. What we do know, however, is that the biblical story of Eden, and the precepts and laws that attended this evolution in human consciousness, were carried across the Atlantic, out of an Atlantean civilization that was being inundated and destroyed by the judgment wars that God was igniting in the earth in those ancient times....
And the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined...(Daniel 9:26).
These recollections, transmitted orally at first, were carried Eastward by those adepts in the newly emerging spiritual sciences. They came out of those terrible events through what they perceived to be nothing other than God's Mighty Arm, and His (Indra's) Divine Presence risen up everywhere against their own spiritual enemies--the children of Cain. For centuries they had tried to reason out of the teachings of Adam, and as they spoke of the imperatives of peace, their adversaries (their own brothers, the children of Cain) continually spoke of war. Atlantean civilization came to its conclusion about sixteen hundred years after the initial revelation to Adam (in the time of the legendary Noah), when the struggle between the children of Light and the children of Darkness was already fully underway in the Western world. The teachings of Adam/Manu had already by that time gone out into the world in their earliest forms. The heavens were already being charted. Perhaps the center (Tipheret) had already been located, and the meanings of it all were already being hidden from the minds of the children of Darkness. Metaphor and allegory, similitude and parable, and the art of story were very early developments in this regard.
These spiritual adepts--attuned to spiritual reality, always following the course of historical events, always taking the path away from the still-continuing saga of human warfare, and always following the course of the sacred rivers (the spiritual rivers that flowed out of Eden into all the other regions of the earth)--emerged with their teachings and their understanding of the Universe on the plains of Mesopotamia. Continuing Eastward they found their way to India and gave rise to Vedic culture. (One cannot interpret the historical framework of Hebrew thought if they are not familiar with the structure of ideas that are present in the Vedas and the other classic Hindu texts...Please see Chapter 4).
These beliefs were also carried to Egypt, and built in those earliest of times into the structures of the great pyramids, and inscribed hieroglyphically onto the temple walls of ancient Egypt. What were built and inscribed there was the mysteries of the West, and above that, the things that were already being concealed in the higher regions of human consciousness, in the North--things that would be revealed and come to pass in the fulness of times. Thus the words: And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians...(Acts 7:22). Egypt (a symbol of the entire Western world), is the base upon which God built the structure of the post-Deluvian age...(Revelation 17:9-18).
Egypt, a symbol of the entire lower, Western order, where also our Lord was crucified...(Revelation 11:8). This is an epic story that is not complete yet. (Genesis 15:6-16).
These earliest of spiritual adepts understood that this process of creation had only been set in motion at the time of their spiritual parents in the garden of Eden. Through visions, insights, dreams and premonitions, and through the corresponding unfolding of historical events, they realized that it was a process that would not come to its conclusion until a great cycle of human history had completed itself, and when all of the ideas that first began to impress themselves upon the mind of Adam/Manu came to fruition at the end of the age. They also perceived how thoroughly, and how perfectly, the sons and daughters of Adam had already fallen away from the precepts of Light, and, sadly, how they yielded instead, not only to the subtle distortions of those teachings but to the fearful and violent influences of Cain, and of all the other Nimrods who appeared in succession in the earth now, one after another, to lead the mind of the people captive. (Please consider the chapter entitled Cain and Nimrod in the Addendum to this work). The struggle between the Mind of Light and the Mind of Darkness was well underway, and it would lead inexorably to the time of Christ and back to the garden of Eden, to the roots of the World Tree, and to the Great Falling Away that has occurred again here in America in our time. (Hebrews 6:4-8; 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2; 2 Corinthians 4:1-4. KJV).
The epic began in Eden, 6,000 years ago, and ends in Eden, at the roots of the Tree of Life again.
What were Adam's instructions to their congregation (to their Church as it were, and subsequently to all of her children throughout time...Ephesians 5:31.32)? Basically this: There is only One Reality, and that Reality is God. Look now into the world of that Reality. What ever you behold, and what ever you are capable of understanding, that is God. God is all that exists. Behold the forces of Nature. That is God. Behold the elements of Nature. That is God. See how these forces and elements come together, spin, clash, appear and disappear, ordering the world from day to day, season to season, and year to year. That is God. These forces are not in opposition to themselves. You yourselves are the work of those forces, you are made of these very same elements--Air above, Earth below, Water and Fire--understand your relationship to them. Be in harmony with them. Inherit the age to come...
Now look beyond the village, all around you, over those mountains, across the sea. Consider that tribe of people over there that you are afraid of, that warrior band, the ones that you are arming yourselves against in case they should decide to attack you. What does it tell you about God? Yes, you understand it right, God is Terrible (2 Corinthians 5:11; Hebrews 10:31). He is a God of War. (Exodus 15:1-3). He is a Consuming Fire. (Deuteronomy 4:23-35). Let that understanding sink down into your soul, into your collective state of consciousness, so that when you come to the end of the age you will not be found waging war against God--the very One who will be risen up in all of His Glory in those times, in the sum of every natural and historical event. Believe us, the prophets said, if you do not follow these instructions God will destroy you from off the Face of the earth. This is why God has sent us into the world, to tell you of these things, and to warn you again and again, in case you forget, and in case you should choose instead to follow your own natural instincts (Ezekiel 33) and, worse of all, if you choose to follow the fearful and violent instincts of those antichrists who will have risen up powerful in the earth in those times. (Hebrews 12:18-29). If you do follow these instructions God will bequeath to you, not only a fruitful life upon the earth but in the heavens above, and universes beyond. This is the heritage of those who overcome, and who are created at last in the image of God...
Here are your instructions: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Follow the Eightfold Path which leads to salvation: (1) Right Understanding (free from superstition and delusion); (2) Right Thought (high and worthy of spiritual beings); (3) Right Speech (kindly, open, truthful); (4) Right Actions (peaceful, honest, pure); (5) Right Livlihood (bringing hurt or danger to no living being); (6) Right Effort (in self-training and self-control); (7) Right Mindfulness (the active watchful mind) and (8) Right Concentration (in deep meditation on the realities of Life). And walk always in the Beatitudes of the Lord:
Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.
Rejoice and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you...(Matthew 5:1-12; Luke 6:20-49).
The rest is history (Romans 12; 1 Thessalonians 5), the whole of it is unfolding before our very eyes. Eve, the first church--the first people to receive these teachings from the mouth of Adam--gave birth in turn to two spirits: the spirit of Cain and the spirit of Abel. The spirit of Cain went on to become the Nimrods, the Pharaohs and the Caesars in the earth, those who disregarded and violated these precepts, the religious institutions that supported them, and all of those who are risen up in power and authority everywhere throughout the Western world at this very time. God has ordained a day for them, and is now preparing to end their rule in the earth. Remember ye the law of Moses, the scriptures say (Malachi, chapter 4). Who hath heard such a thing? the law of Moses says (Deuteronomy, chapter 4)...
The spirit of Abel (which passed into the children of Seth, and from there into the lives of all the ancient spiritual adepts of the earth, and the prophets who emerged among them), is all of those throughout history who have obeyed the commandments of God, and the instructions of all the spiritual Elders (the symbolic Twenty Four Elders; understand it in the Four sefirot on the Tree of Life named Love and Power, Endurance and Majesty) who have walked throughout time in the continuing revelations of God, and who have from time to time been called upon to suffer and die for justice and righteousness' sake--for the Mystery of God's sake. (Our's is such a time). The Door to eternity has always been opened to these (as well as to all of those--the simple, the humble, and even those who did not call themselves by God's Names but who lived as those who call themselves by these Names should). It has always been opened to the poor and the poor in spirit, and every righteous soul who has ever walked in the light of the Truth. (Even if they did not know the Truth). The spirit of Abel, then Seth, find their perfection in the cosmic dimensions of the Mystery of Christ (Genesis 4:25,26):
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?...(Luke 12:49).
What if the Fire of Wisdom and Understanding, of Love and true Power, of Endurance and Majesty, were already kindled in the hearts of men? Then God would have no further cause to bring the Fires of Destruction upon the earth.
As everyone can see, a great repression is getting ready to unfold in America. Those thousands upon thousands who are already resisting America's global and military ambitions will be declared enemies of the state. Among them is the Remnant in our time. (1 Kings 19:18; Revelation 11:13). Their purpose in the earth at this time is to interpret the scriptures, to shine a light on the system of antichrist (please see Chapter 11, and the chapter entitled The Number Six Hundred Sixty and Six), and to reveal the Messiahs who will appear in the name DaViD from the Lunar, or Feminine side of the sacred Oracle. (Romans 10:12-15; Isaiah 4:1,2; Isa.30:25,26).
As the Father is risen up everywhere in the East preparing to meet the Western powers on the battlefields of Armageddon, the Divine Mother is descended here in the West bringing forth Her next child. (Revelation 12:1,2; Isaiah 66:6-18...Please see the Chapter 5 and the one entitled The Holy Child). The Great Dragon has surfaced from the sea, and the Higher Jerusalem is descending from its hiding place in the East, shedding a light on the illegitimacy of the existence of the Zionist State of Israel. (Please see chapters Two and Ten, and that chapter entitled Kalachakra Initiation (And the Jerusalem Above). All the historical conditions are arranged, the pieces are in place, and all the personalities are already at large in the world (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). We have come to the Great Day of the Lord. The old order of things has come to its conclusion, and out of it a truly new order will be born.
Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for He is raised up out of His holy habitation... (Zechariah 2:1-13).
I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the Lord...(Jeremiah 50:22-24).
As events unfold, as war erupts, as the economy collapses (separating the children of Light from the children of Darkness, Revelation 13:17), as the word goes out, as the social crises deepens, and as the repressions, arrests and imprisonments intensify, as the people awaken, as the idea of the Messiah's begins to clarify and manifest itself, as the judgments fall, as the old gives way to the new, as the Child is born, the people and the Messiahs will all meet in the center. A nation will come into existence--the true Israel--and the Law shall begin to go forth from Zion. (Isaiah 2:1-3). Just as the United States of America is the prophetic Babylon the Great, so is it the final manifestation of the Mystery Egypt, as it is written:
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints...(Revelation 15:3/ Exodus 15).
The song of Hannah..(1 Samuel 2:1-12), and The Magnificat of Miriam...(Luke 1:46-55).
Meet in the middle.
Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, AND THOU ART AS A WHALE IN THE SEAS: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troublest the waters with thy Feet, and fouledst their rivers.
Thus saith the Lord God: I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net.
Then I will leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.
And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height.
I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee...(Ezekiel 32:2-6).
DaViD (D.V.D) The Anointed Ones...Zechariah 4.
By consulting the oracle--the diagram of the Tree of Life above--we see that there are two lines proceeding from the time of Moses and Aaron into our own time. These two lines are reflected in the words:
And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the Two Tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on BOTH their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written...(Exodus 32:15,16).
The timeline on the Right side of the oracle represents the Written Law. The literal precepts and statutes of the Torah were handed down to the world along that line which led from the figure of Moses to the time of Christ, when Paul--a Pharisee, and rigid literalist--appears in the story of Israel. Talmudic Judaism knows this rabbi by the name Elisha ben Abuyah, and called him A'her, "the one who goes by another, or assumed, name." (Please see Chapter 8, and study the Epistles of Paul in this light). The Torah experienced a crisis of interpretation in that time, one that altered the course of history: He seems to be a setter forth of strange gods, they said: because he preached unto them Jesus (Hesus-Crishna--the composite figure of the Druid's Hesus and the Vedic Crishna), and the resurrection. (Acts 17:17-20). Those who adhered to the teachings of Paul (and John the Baptist before him), departed from the written, or purely literal dimensions of the Torah, following instead the secret, hidden, pathways in the Torah that led inwards, into the mysteries that were being concealed from the eyes of the world all those centuries. These pathways led into the center of the Oracle, to the place named Beauty on the World Tree. (Deuteronomy 12). And then these mysteries were sealed up, with Seven Seals, and hidden from the eyes of the world again, so that the mind of Darkness in the earth could not discover them, And take hold of the Tree of Life, as it were, and live. (Revelation 5:1; 10:7-11).
MALACHI, CHAPTER 4...(KJV)
Christianity, the Sun. Judaism, the Moon...(Isaiah 30:26).
The Written Torah itself, however, still had to be safeguarded and preserved so that its purpose and its relationship to its own meanings were not lost, or forgotten, as the children of Israel spread themselves out across the earth, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand of the sea for multitude. Thus by the end of the second century the Spirit had already separated a remnant of Jews from all the rest, charging them, not only with putting a hedge around the Written Torah, but with getting inside of that fence themselves, and staying there until they were told to come out of it in the last days. These are those of whom it was written: No man also having drunk old wine straightaway desireth new: for he saith the old is better. (Luke 5:39).
He that keepeth the Fig Tree shall eat of the fruit thereof, and he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured...(Proverbs 27:18).
Blessed art thou O land when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season for strength and not for drunkenness...(Ecclesiastes 10:17).
Bound in their coats, their hosen, their hats, and their other garments, these are those who have withstood the fiery trials of their faith (1 Peter 1:7; 4:12,13). And there is one among them like unto the Son of God. (Daniel 3:20-25...KJV). These are also the same upon whom the right-hand line descends in our time--a remnant (anti-Zionists everyone), from which the Anointed Ones will be manifest--of whom Paul refers in the 11th chapter of Romans when he says:
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
And so ALL Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn ungodliness from Jacob...(Romans chapter 11...KJV).
And in that day Seven Women (all of Christendom...2 Corinthians 11:1-4) shall take hold of One Man (Daniel 3:21, 25; Ephesians 4:13; Genesis 5:1,2), saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach.
In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely, for them that are escaped of Israel...(Isaiah 4:1,2).
Having passed the Written law down for safekeeping--(in essence, the process of the Torah, which was completed and codified, it is said, in the time of Ezra, and perfected, it is said, by the Talmudic sages and rabbis who have risen up since...We shall see. There is much that the rabbis will have to repent of also, right alongside of Christianity)--Moses then took the mind of Israel aside, and said: "This is the Torah, the Written Law. If you obey it LITERALLY--in all of its literal dimensions (the stories of Israel's wars for instance, which are purely allegorical)--you will die. Thus the words: For the Letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. (2 Corinthians 3:6). If you approach the Torah with an impure heart, uninspired, and without regard for the depths and heights of its meanings, you will surely die. If you reject God's sabbaths (the true meanings of God's statutes) or the teachers and prophets who bring you these meanings, you will most certainly die." (Paul will later say: When the law came, I died..Romans 7:6-12).
"Woe to those who see in the law only simple narratives and ordinary words: Were this really the case, then we could, even today, comprise a law equally worthy of admiration. But it is all quite otherwise...Every word of the Law contains an elevated sense and a sublime mystery...The narratives of the Law are but the raiment in which the (Higher) Law is clothed. Woe unto him who mistakes the garment for the Law itself. It was to avert such a calamity that David prayed Open my eyes that I might behold wondrous things out of Thy law. Another passage states similarly: ...If the Law consisted of ordinary words and narratives like the stories of Esau, Hagar,and Laban, or like the words spoken by Balaam's ass or by Balaam himself, why should it have been called the Law of Truth, the Perfect Law, the Faithful Testimony of God?" Introduction to the Zohar.
Having taken the mind of Israel aside, Moses then expounded the Oral Law--Kabbalah. Looking way off into the future the prophet expounded the true, epic, allegorical and metaphorical meanings of the Torah, the parables and the stories that would guide and inform the mind of Light in the times to come, and then committed these to Aaron and the priests, the Levites. These Oral traditions were passed down on a line that led along the Left, or lower side of the Oracle (the Solar side), from Aaron to the time of the Essene, John the Baptist, to our own time--the time of Endurance as it is written: Those who endure to the end shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13). The people, having received the oral transmission, then followed the story of Joshua, not into a promised land (in the literal sense of the word), but up into the hidden center of the Oracle, into a Promised State of Mind; for Moses had instructed the people at that time, telling them clearly that the only land they were allowed to rule over with authority and force was the land, and the empire, of their own individual souls. These are among the sublime mysteries that were enacted again in the time of Christ as the brother and sisterhood of Essenes disappeared before the Roman onslaught of that city in the East, and reappeared again in that City that was being concealed in the center of the Tree of Life--in the center of Europe. (Open up the Book of Acts):
For, behold, the days come, and it shall be when the signs which I have foretold you come to pass, then shall the City which is invisible appear, and the land which is concealed be seen; and whosoever is delivered from the predicted evils shall see my wonders...(4 Ezra 7:26,27).
Come Up Unto The Lord...Exodus 23 and 24.
Psalm 148. The land (the land of one's own existence), the King, and the people are One.(Hebrews 1:9-11).
"Now the interpretation of the sacred scriptures is based on the under-meaning in the allegorical narratives, for these men look on the whole of their law-code as a Being like a living thing, having for a Body the spoken commands, and for a Soul the unseen thoughts stored up in the words (in which the rational soul of the student begins to contemplate things native to their own nature) the interpretation, as it were, in the mirror of the words and names,catching sight of the extraordinary Beauties of the ideas contained in them, unwrapping and unrobing the symbols from them, and bringing to light the naked inner meanings, for those who are able with a little suggestion to arrive at the intuition of the hidden sense from the apparent meaning." Philo Judaeus, On the Contemplative Life (of the Essenes).
These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.
And he said, Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.
Jesus said, Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over all...(Gospel of Thomas, saying 1 and 2).
Jesus said, He who has recognized the world has found the Body, and he who has found the Body is superior to the world...(Saying 80).
These are also the same doctrines that some of the Essenes secretly brought back into the mainstream of Judaism with them in the form of the Merkabah mysteries which would inform later generations of Kabbalists, in which Jesus (the Druid Hesus), the Sacrificial Passover Lamb suspended on the limbs of the Cosmic Tree, reverts to His own Higher nature as the Metatron--the Angel of Divine Presence who goes before the Mind of Israel, and brings it into the Land of Promise. (Exodus 23:20-33; 24:12-18). What is the mystery of the Cross? Simply that one must, indeed, die to their old nature, and to all of their old ways of understanding reality before they can enter this State of Mind. This is the same Angel of Divine Presence who flew into the World Trade Center on September 11, and the very same who is risen up everywhere in the world now, in all of the Powers of the earth, to make war against the rulers of the Western world. (Revelation 19:11-21).
Thus among all these things that were being both revealed and concealed--not only from Christianity itself (but from Judaism and Islam as well)--was the early Church's understanding of the last days, and how they would unfold, and the way (as well as the place on the Tree of Life) in which the Two Anointed Ones would be revealed. (Please see Chapter 5 in this regard). They understood that one Remnant would come to perfection on the Left side of the Oracle--the side of Levi, or the Christian side as it were--and that another Remnant would come to perfection on the Right side of the Oracle--the side of Judah as it is. And therefore the words:
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they (the Jews) call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they (the Christians and all others) believe in him (David, the Messiahs) of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be Sent? (Please open the Book of Ezekiel), as it is written: How beautiful are the Feet of them that preach the Gospel of Peace, and bring glad tidings of good things...(Romans 10:12-15).
The Remnant of Levi shall appear at the Feet of this mystery, on the Left side of the Oracle at the place named Endurance.
And now my children obey Levi and Judah, and be not lifted up against these two, for from them shall arise unto you the salvation of God. For the Lord shall raise up from Levi as it were, a high priest, and from Judah, as it were a king, God and man, and he shall save all the Gentiles and the race of Israel...(Testament of Simeon III.10).
The Two Anointed Ones from Judah will also be revealed here in the West, at the Eighth sefirot on the Tree of Life named Majesty.
Alas! for the day is so great, so that none is like it. It is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
For it shall come to pass in that day they shall serve the Lord their God AND DAVID THEIR KING WHOM I SHALL RAISE UP TO THEM...(Jeremiah 30:7-9).
There is a book in the Nag Hammadi Library of sacred texts entitled The Discourse on the Eighth and the Ninth. It is a Hermetic treatise which begins: My father, yesterday you promised me that you would bring my mind into the Eighth and afterwards you would bring me into the Ninth. You said this was the order of tradition...
Meet in the Middle.
And He shewed me a pure river of water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the midst of the street of it, on either side of the river, was there the Tree of Life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded Her fruit every month: and the leaves of the Tree were for the healing of the nations...(Revelation 22:1,2).