Time in the Bible prophecies
Biblical Time and its relation to the Jews, in addition to the explanation of the relationship between St. Michael, Jesus and the Prophets.
So how did the original Jews arrive in Devon and Cornwall? Judah the progenitor of the Jewish tribe had three sons, named Er, Onan and Shelah. The wife of Judah’s first born Er, was called Tamar, the name of the river dividing Devon and Cornwall. However, Er, was judged by God for he “was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord slew him”. The Hebrew custom was, that his brother Onan, Judah’s second son, should dutifully produce an heir for his brother according to Mosaic Law: "Lie with your brother's wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to produce offspring for your brother." However, Onan while appearing to make the correct overtures, practised‘coitus interruptus’ and never planned on having a child with Tamar, especially when the ensuing offspring would not be accounted as his own household, but would instead, provide an heir who would potentially dilute his own inheritance upon Judah’s death. Onan eventually died by God’s intervention and displeasure at his guile, while Tamar still remained without child.
Judah raised his son Shelah on his own since the death of his own Canaanite wife, and excused himself from putting him forward as his youngest son, saying that she should pass the time at her father’s house until Shelah came of eligible age to marry. In a rather contrived plan Judah, witnessing that Tamar was still childless, while two of his sons who had married her were dead, was reticent to give his youngest son to that same woman, no doubt feeling that she was somewhat cursed. Meanwhile Tamar, in all righteousness, wished to fulfil her duties according to Mosaic Law to bear progeny, but she had, up to that point, been thwarted by Judah, while probably suspecting his real intentions. In order that she might fulfil her duty and carry on the Judaic line, she determined on another course of action, hatching a plan of her own to overcome the state of affairs.
It was believed by the Israelites at that time, having been prophesied by Jacob, that the Messiah was to come from Judah's offspring. The Bible relates that Judah set out on a journey to shear his sheep in Timnah not very far away and while on route in a village called Enaim, he met what he thought was a prostitute, who in reality was a disguised and veiled Tamar. Availing himself of her services, she found that he had not the wherewithal with which to pay for the comforts she provided, so Judah agreed to leave his seal and staff, to be redeemed at a later date, on delivery of a goat from his flock as final payment.
Judah then sent his friend Hiram, to retrieve his seal and staff and to settle his debt with the prostitute by delivering the goat. Hiram enquired and found that there was no prostitute in Enaim and nor was there any such person who provided such services in the vicinity. About three months later, news was given to Judah that Tamar had now become pregnant. Secretly, Judah was relieved that this news would release him from the bond of duty to be performed by his youngest son Shelah. However, indignantly he demanded that she come to be enquired of, so all may know who the man was who had bestowed upon her his seed. In front of her accusers, Tamar produced the missing pledges left behind by Judah. “By the man, whose these are, am I with child”, she declared to her detractors. Judah, pricked by his conscience opined, “She hath been more righteous than I, because I gave her not to Shelah my son”, admitting that she had done nothing unrighteous, by both the Mosaic Law and by custom.
This reaction by Judah does indicate that Tamar was in fact a Hebrew and not a Canaanite, for it was upon her instigation that she was able to fulfil that duty. A Canaanite woman attempting the same ploy, posing as a prostitute, would have been accused of entrapment and prostitution. Judah thereby declaring her innocence confirmed that Tamar was in fact a Hebrew and thus was accounted as blameless. Jewish Midrash also conferring on her blamelessness in this ploy and righteousness in her actions.
Up to this point both Isaac and Jacob had passed on the holy seed from Abraham through Hebrew women, while Judah, having married a Canaanite woman, produced his three male heirs of impure heritage. Tamar, by having direct offspring from Judah had overcome this deviation from God's plan and the descendants from Abraham continued to be Hebrew.
The appellation ‘Hebrew’ in this instance is related to the name of the semi nomadic Habiru people, who are recorded in the Egyptian hieroglyphs of the 13th and 12th centuries BC as having settled and then eventually having come out of Egypt, this term often being synonymous with the Israelites in general. The Hebrews are probably one and the same as the descendants of the biblical patriarch Eber son of Shelah,(not Judah’s son), a great grandson of Noah and an ancestor of Abraham later to be called the Habiru by the Egyptians. Much later the term Hebrew becomes synonymous in general with the Jews (of Judah), rather than the Israelites who came out of Egypt.
The interesting part about the insert of this passage in Genesis 38 is that it has no relevance to the prior narrative or to that which follows it immediately afterward and appears to have come from a Babylonian source. In fact, there is no relevant information about Tamar in the continuing story except for the fact that she was able to give birth to the twins, Pharez and Zerah. The ensuing story related that the hand of Zerah (or Zarach) was apparently seen by the midwife as first at the birth of the twins and then the hand was retracted, having had a red ribbon tied to his wrist, to indicate who was the first to be seen exiting the womb. Apparently Pharez was the first to exit the womb, having caused a breach at the birth, not allowing or effectively blocking Zerah from exiting first. According to the Midrash Rabbah, when Tamar’s pregnancy was well advanced to showing her size, she would tap upon her stomach and exclaim, ‘I am big with kings and redeemers’. (Genesis Rabbah 85:10)
Chroniclers trace Jesus’s genealogy back through David to the natural inheritor of Judah, Pharez being the eldest, from whom the Messiah, according to prophesy would descend. Genealogy in the Bible can be interlaced with polemic, but one must be aware that passages interpolated into a flowing story have often been inserted for an ulterior motive and probably have a bearing on the veracity of a passage. The other seemingly innocent information contained within the story about Zerah, (having been the first to break the womb with his hand), also seems to be utterly irrelevant, but pertinently, it establishes his birthright.
Pharez or Perez by Mathew’s genealogy was the ancestor ofKing David, while Ethiopian tradition also bestowed on him the title of the ‘father of the Persians’. Tamar’s son Zerah is sometimes, confused with an Ethiopian or Cushite of the same name, most probably Osorkon II, the successor of Shishak on the throne of Egypt who, with a large army, invaded the kingdom of Judah in the days of Asa. Chronologically this was not only wrong, but it established that there was little certainty as to what the Bible or the Torah was relating involving Zerah and his offspring or which of them was blessed with continuing the holy line, to become the ultimate successor to Judah. Just as Judah was fourth in line to inherit after Ruben, Simeon and Levi, so too it could have been Cochol (calcol) the only one of Zerah’s progeny, on whom we have no further information , nor certain knowledge of where his progeny might have settled.
The Genesis narrative also relates that Judah did not have further sexual relations with Tamar. After being shamed and duped by Tamar, it would in all probability have made him disinclined to carry on a cohabiting relationship.
Tamar, upon being spurned by Judah in all probability would have returned to her father's house to bring up her two children.
Tamar was twice the daughter-in-law of Judah, but now she was the mother of his two children and the matriarch of the Jews. The Jews, as related by the Prophets, believed themselves to be the chosen race, which led to an attitude of entitlement and self-reassurance that caused arrogance and their rebellion against the will of God which eventually led to their downfall. Jews were brought up with a psychological advantage stemming from an entitled self-image, believing such prophecies in their scriptures that ‘ten men from the Nations’would wish to be associated with a Jew because of their blessing as in Zechariah 8:23, In those days it shall come to pass that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying ‘We will go with you for we have heard that God is with you’.
It is evident that a Jew could be a person who dwelled in any nation and spoke any language. The prophets’ view of a Jew primarily is someone who lives the Law. Essentially a Jew today is anyone who has had peace conferred on them through spiritual growth and by the attainment of gnosis as described by in Isaiah 32:17 The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. 18 My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.
This understanding of what constitutes a Jew, differs from the perception of a Jew held by the people who live in Israel today. God chose to carry out his work that it might be known and understood through the Jew’s history, he did not choose the Jews to be a genetical elite. To be accounted a Jew (as meant by the Prophets) is a Spiritual state and the dwelling is referring to a mental landscape based in consciousness rather than a geographical one, but the references in the prophets are entirely metaphorical for the views held by those locations in ‘Historical Time’ as recorded in the history book of the Jewish race.
A Jew that the prophets speak to, belongs to a spiritual race from all the nations and languages and certainly has no affiliation with the present conflict of the Jews of Israel who today fight for a geographical location which has value no greater than any other region or city. In fact the fundamentalism which pervades the Jewish argument for their right to modern day Israel is based in a large part due to this sense of entitlement and the fact that to them the Torah has become a purely historical text with little appreciation of its substance being applicable to a wider Divine plan.
It was Jesus, who suggested that, “salvation is from the Jews” as he knew that the tribe of Judah was to be as a pattern upon which gnosis was to be attained and that only by submission to the Law (of which Judah was both progenitor of the tribe of the Jews and the propagator of the Law), could this eventual attainment be arrived at.
A problem which is perpetuated in theology and in the Abrahamic religions in general, exists in the world today because of mankind's misunderstanding of what constitutes or defines a Jew. This is the underlying reason for much of the strife which is so prevalent. In Biblical prophetical literature, the Prophets speak of the Jews as those who follow a spiritual pattern (not consciously) and this pattern is based upon Jewish history. Why, the sceptic might ask should we presume or believe that the potential of Mankind is somehow revealed in the ancient texts of what were a small tribe in the middle East? The answer would be that if there was a divine hand at play in the development of Mankind, by whatever means a proof might be established, when man is able to re-cognise it, that should be proof enough. Who would be bold enough to assert that the God through whom the prophets spoke and of which the Bible recounts had chosen an inept or inadequate means of unveiling his work of divine intervention by the evidences left behind in a book that only trace the heritage of one tribe. Many might consider an Omnipotent God appealing on a broader scale, but the inadequacy of this view is that all the nations perceive him. It is the proofs of his Divine hand at work which are lacking and thus we have in the history of the Israelites and the words of the Prophets those proofs when they can be deciphered. It is pertintent to remember the accusation against the way that Mankind thinks:
You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, "He did not make me"? Can the pot say of the potter, "He knows nothing"?
Although there is only one God, (but by our perception many are attested to), the same God who led the Israelites out of Egypt seems like a good starting place to consider his hand in Mankind’s affairs, since virtually two thirds of mankind believe in this specific God. It was his choice of Judah above his brothers, that has caused a certain amount of envy among the rest of the brothers who constitute Israel, even though Judah’s offspring through the Davidic line has suffered greatly since their blessing. God had preferred and conferred on Jerusalem a special status in his work, the capital city of the Jews and the housing of his temple. This was the substance of the Jews sense of superiority over others and confidence in their own divine purpose for the most part, which originally stemmed from Jacob’s benediction to Judah:
‘Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
Judah isas a lion's cub; you went as my son after the prey, you brought it down and then couched as a lion; but as an old lion, who shall rouse you up?
The sceptre will not depart from Judah, nor a Lawgiver from between your feet, until Shiloh comes; to bring obedience to my people.
You will be tethered to the vine as an ass, and to the choicest vine as an ass’s son; your garments will be washed in wine, and your raiment will be the blood of grapes'.
There is always consistency in Prophecy throughout the bible and in this small extract, as with every sentence from Biblical prophetical literature, there is so much to be understood. The language of metaphor used throughout the prophets must be learnt before the meaning can be transliterated and intellectually understood. The one thing about the prophets is that several prophets may have related the same thing, to be spiritually understood in the future, but they would have done it from different aspects using different metaphor. Theology, dogma and creeds are tools used by religion and do not for the most part represent the message that the prophets have left. Judah here was inextricably linked to the law and was the tribe by which the Law was to be conveyed to mankind:
Genesis 49:10 The rod of authority will not be taken from Judah, and he will not be without a law-giver, till he comes who has the right to it. And also in Psalm 60:7 Judah is my law-giver.
It is worth noting the last line in Jacob’s benediction which is exemplary of a continuous metaphor and manifests the continuity of Prophecy. The language in metaphor here was that Judah is the vine, and the spirit of man is likened to an ass as it kicks against authority and is described often biblically as in Zechariah 9:9 and uses the same language of metaphor: shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Jesus on his triumphal entry to Jerusalem staged this event as the Gospel writers indicate, as a confirmation that he was the awaited Messiah, yet he knew exactly what this prophetic metaphor meant, and still chose to stage it. He could hardly ride an ass and the colt of an ass and was well aware that this saying metaphorically related to the spirit of man as a rebellious ass being reborn as..... or giving birth to a colt, ‘the son of man’. This point depicts that man’s potential is to bear a son (not in the physical sense) and also that Jesus has the main role to play in this process.
Due to Man’s obvious link to the flesh, that which was implanted within us is continually contravened as a measure of correction and the mixture of the weakness’s of the flesh has acted to corrupt what is essentially a correcting influence and rendered mankind rebellious and slow to receive instruction.
Bearing in mind the culture and the inherent belief in prophecy, being foretold that one’s brothers would bow down before you, would certainly have given the Jews a sense of entitlement, but it was the expectation of ‘Shiloh’ that conferred on the Jews, this sense of having been specifically chosen by God as the chosen tribe for his work and through whom Shiloh would come. The phrase was translated in the King James Version as, ‘until Shiloh come’; followed by ‘unto him, shall the gathering of the people be’, thus establishing Shiloh as a personal name. As this was understood as a personal name, Shiloh became an epithet of the Messiah and it was interpreted as a messianic prophecy. It has also been reiterated in the Dead Sea scrolls and Rabbinic literature.
The Latin Vulgate translates the word Shiloh as "he that is to be sent", which in hebrew is ‘shaluach’, messenger from ‘Shalu'ach’ the passive form, and means "being sent", but remarkably, the sentence ’unto him shall the gathering of the people be’ which follows Shiloh, is in all Abrahamic religions associated with Michael the Archangel. St. Michael or the Archangel Michael in Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions is he who will unite all the nations into one understanding that there is only one God, instead of their partisan religions or versions of perception. Certainly the Archangel seems not to be bound by time and the deeds attributed to him begin before the time of Abraham and throughout biblical records.
The foretelling of his deeds are as an expectation to the end time, as a protector and unifier of God’s elect at the Day of Judgment or as Melkin relates ‘for a long time before’. It seems to be a common expectation that at his coming in the flesh, all the nations are gathered to one understanding i.e. religion will become redundant. Most theologians perceive Michael and his advent as being similar to that of Jesus’s return. As we know, Jesus was certainly a witness who delivered a new understanding of the law, so it would follow that Michael should be the other witness from Revelation, said to come at the end of time as confirmed by Daniel..... as even theologians have had difficulty separating their differences.
Problems frequently arise from the misunderstanding of this concept of time and the question arises frequently as to how can there be an end of Time? When one understands that a seven thousand year period is decreed for the work of God to be completed and the prophets speak as understanding this scheme of time, we start to grasp such phrases as ‘Time, the times and half time’. What the prophets are alluding to is the transliteration of physical history being spoken of in terms of the development of consciousness i.e. being a recognizable imprint on mankind’s spiritual nature. Much of Genesis is metaphorical such as the seven days that God took to create the earth. However the three periods of time mentioned above, exist within the seven thousand years of lineal time that the prophets understood would be the perameter of time within which God brings Man to Gnosis. Only then can time have a start and have an end and the prophets predictions are seen to coincide within an understandable and apprehendable framework. Obviously this is not a start or finish to lineal time as we have become accustomed to measuring it, but is accounted as a set span of Seven thousand years from the point where God first infused the Divine spark within Adam.
Michael is credited with much influence for good over mankind, which is alluded to in the book of Enoch and many biblical appearances, and in other prophecies such as this account of St. Michael. It is entitled the ‘Prophecy of the Curse’ and was found in the St. Michael church at Brent Tor, one mile from the St. Michael Ley line:
He stood there at the top of a mountain and far below was the river,
And there sat seven men, three on this side of the river and the four on the other,
The river flowed peaceably from heaven and the willows cast their shadows in the water.
In time there appeared a branch of gold that floated gently on the water,
The branch was seen in the light above the water and the other part in the dark under the water.
These men were as priests, men dressed in ornate head covers and elegant apparel,
And contested as to the meaning of the golden branch, the three on the one side more vehemently, for they were brothers and did accuse each other.
None could agree on the appearance of the branch, nor the form of it.
They all saw the branch from their separate place in the light.
While the men disputed, a white cloud appeared above them and in it an Angel, and the men fell silent in shame.
A rainbow of seven colours, was over the Angel’s head and in his left hand, was a small scroll
The words on the scroll were like the wind.
The Angel put one foot on this bank of the river and the other on that side of the river,
And he plucked the branch out over the river with his right hand.
Then all men saw the branch as one and the form of it, and wondered for it was holy.
They ceased to argue and understood the branch was from God, and shame rested upon their faces.
None could avoid this curse that was upon all men, except that the Angel should return to them.
Figure 69 Showing the St. Michael Church at Brent Tor, one of the remotest churches in Britain and one mile from the St. Michael Ley line.
The three brothers seem to refer to the Jews, Muslims and Christians and the four others are apparent as the other religions from the four corners of the world; indicating that all men are from one God. The‘Branch’ is a reference to a person:
Zechariah 3:8 ‘Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch.’
Zechariah 6:12 ‘And speak unto him, saying, thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord’.
Psalm 80:15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and The Branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Jeremiah 23:5 ‘The days are coming, declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right.’
Jeremiah 33:15 ‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David's line; he will do what is just and right in the land.’
Isaiah 4:2 ‘In that day The Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.
Isaiah 11:1 ‘A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit’.
Here in Zechariah 3:8, we see a good insight into Joshua and his associates being told they are ‘symbolic’ of things to come i.e. a foreshadowing of events to come. The basic concept to learn about the prophetical scriptures is that they are not only historical because they predicted events historically that did happen, but also similarly they speak of the repeating of history within consciousness, being relative and cognisable internally by an individual, yet linked similarly to past events, exemplified by the coming out of Egypt or the Fall of Jerusalem.
In the past this extraordinary function of time repeating itself in consciousness, has not been consciously acknowledged, but perceived or described as ’foreshadowing.’ The prophets not only spoke the truth through God and predicted what was to come in their own time, but also speak as prognosticators across time.... to the progression of consciousness within this framework of what has transpired, so that, entirely dependent upon individual choice and obedience to the Law, mankind is elevated, spiritually becoming consciously self-aware of a Divine plan.
This divine plan by necessity must have structure otherwise the Prophets would not be able to foretell future events and if they could not predict then that which they purport to do would not be able to be termed prophecy. Since all Biblical prophecy is based upon this precept, we can only assume, should we be able to perceive some mechanism or form behind a divine plan, it would necessitate there being a God. For there to be structure which allows the very capacity to predict so that proof of that structure exists, it must be set in time so that its co-ordinates can be confirmed thus providing the proof of the prophetic.
It is through the thing called ‘time’ that we might be able to grasp the structure, mechanism or form, since it is the prophets that use this medium to predict across time that mankind might receive the truth that there is a God, as in Isaiah 37: 26 ’Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained it. In days of old I planned it; now I have brought it to pass, or in Isaiah 42:9,
‘See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you’.
This concept, of what transpired in history before the coming of Jesus, (we shall call ‘historical time’), seems to have some quality that is able to reflect itself into consciousness and theologians have referred to this quasi repetition as foreshadowing. ’Historical time’ is the first part of the three cycles of ‘Biblical Time’ and ‘Biblical Time’ is a concept of a block of time consisting of a total of 7,000 years within relative time (or lineal) and relative time exists within Absolute time.
The second part of ‘Biblical Time’ is accounted as the last 2000 years (just passed) since the birth of Jesus and the third part of‘Biblical Time’ is the thousand years still yet to come, which is known as ‘Half time’. This sounds rather too straightforward, but without understanding this concept, the prophets and what they foretell, becomes redundant to man in the modern era...... especially when their words are perceived of speaking only in ‘historical time’and that their predictions are only applicable to the time prior to the birth of Jesus.
They do not only speak of a past era because they refer to a set of historical and geographical events, but their real effect and veracity can be witnessed in consciousness. This veracity as it can be ascertained, cognised or perceived in consciousness is proof of the prophets speaking the truth in a higher plane of understanding than that which is purely historical.
It is essential to the understanding of 'Biblical Time', to know that its structure is built upon past events and as Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thingunder the sun. Solomon, probably the wisest man to have lived was cognisant of this pattern or structure and knew that man’s conscious elevation was linked to a repetition of past events.
‘Biblical Time’ is made up of three time periods that exist within a seven thousand year period that is part of on-going lineal or relative time and both are based in objective ‘Absolute time’. Biblical time, differing from Relative time however, is entirely subjective and can only be apprehended by the perceiver.i.e only the individual can be cognisant of the fulfillment within himself of certain stages of that which transpired in historical time such as the coming out of Egypt or the Destruction of Jerusalem.
Even if this view were widely accepted as part of human cognisance it will always remain subjective by its nature of being based in cognitive experience.
Joshua and his associates were those who had come from the captivity in Babylon, historically in Time and what the ‘branch’ is referring to here is St. Michael in his capacity of unifying all those released from captivity in spiritual Babylon just as Jesus had done in Spiritual Egypt (although Moses had done in historical time). Thus, in the following quote from Zechariah 6:12, 'Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the LORD,......St. Michael one of the ‘two witnesses’ from Revelation is said to be the builder of the spiritual temple and here is the essence and purport of the Grail in steps, degrees or grades toward the temple as highlighted earlier, as confirmed in Zechariah 5:11 ‘To the country of Babylonia to build a house for it. When it is ready, the basket will be set there in its place.’ Babylon becomes Iconised to be ‘re-cognised’ as the Spiritual place of purification and this process is likened to the time of the Captivity, yet the time spans being numerically similar are foreshortened as the progression of the 7,000 years passes as related in Daniel 9:24, ‘Seventy 'sevens'(weeks) are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy’.
The prophets speak of one accord, in a language framed on metaphor in ‘Biblical Time’ and the difficulty in understanding them is that our concept of time is only linear, yet theologians have always understood or perceived the concept of foreshadowing. How is it possible to have a form of repeat if it did not happen before and if religious teachers accounted it as foreshadowing, in what form and with what relevance is it cognised? The only way that this can be understood is that an occurrence or set of events that transpired is perceived on a different plane and it is consciousness that has perceived this connection, yet it is within time in which that function is carried out.
Man does not have a concept of time and understands it purely as a form of measurement yet it defines other quantities by which man can calculate, for example such things as velocity. So if we were to try to identify time there would be three genres: Absolute time, (that which can only be understood mathematically), Relative or Linear time (that within which we are in constant flux) and Biblical time which gives location to consciousness, but is set within the parameters of a seven thousand year period of Linear time, the starting point of which is allegorised in the book of Genesis as having started with Adam.
Sir Isaac Newton devoted much thought to the Prophets and the question of their predictions in time, especially regarding the books of Revelation and Daniel. He was probably one of the greatest minds that ever lived and he recognised the correlation of all the prophets speaking a language that was based in time that needed to be interpreted or decoded. This exercise can be likened to the understanding of a parable which speaks a precise truth in layers of meaning. Newton’s main concern was to marry, or at least untangle, all the prognosticated time periods in these prophecies, relative to others but he got bogged down in definition not realising the shifting of the relationship of the three parts of ‘time, the times and half time’ as it relates to the totality of Biblical time.
He tried to rationalise all evidence through lineal time or as he called it ‘relative time’ but he understood that days, weeks, months and years spoken of in the prophets were somehow interchangeable. In both Daniel and Revelation much attention is paid to the placement of events in time, the 1260 days being interchangeable with the 42 months and the forty two months being the same as three and a half years and so on, but what Newton was unwilling to concede and became mired in, is that time itself for the Biblical prophets had a start and finish. Not only this, but within the seven thousand year period it had other planes in which measurement started and ended as the prophets spoke across time concerning the on-going process in mankind as a whole and of spiritual elevation within the individual.
It is as if a random seven thousand year period in relative time was sectioned off that consciousness might find location or might become self-aware within its parameters, as if being born and the womb of this work was a set period of time. When they see among them their children, the work of my hands, they will keep my name holy; they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Time is a part of a system of measure used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the periods between them. It is also used as a relative measure to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects which generally give mankind his sense of time, being derived from planetary movement. The temporal position of events with respect to the transitory present is forever in flux, future events forever becoming present, then becoming events measured in time that have lapsed into the past. These events are then classed for example in geological time spans and this gives us our position relatively in lineal time. This concept of proportion renders us a sense of position locating us in the present relative to for example, the geological periods or the ‘big bang’.
Before we get bogged down in definition it is expedient to express that man’s spiritual nature is entirely due to the intervention of God’s implant or work in mankind. The precise nature of spirit we cannot divine, but its mix with man’s soul (just like any animal has), has led to the elevation of consciousness toward Gnosis through time. The expression of which has led to terms such as Zeitgeist as understanding the progressional shifts in the overall consciousness of mankind. However progression of consciousness applies equally to the individual also, but consciousness can only be as advanced to a point or limited by, how far mankind has travelled in his RE- COGNITION of that which has transpired in time historically according to the Divine plan.
Biblical Time however, is conceptualised relative to consciousness over a 7000 year period that exists within lineal time. This seems to be so that consciousness and its elevation (the work of God), becomes cognisant of its past relative to its history, its provenance being identifiable on another plane. We can see evidence of this in the mystery of ‘Adam’ becoming ‘iysh’ in the prophets and also of man bearing a son. Adam in the Hebrew is defined as ruddy, a human being, an individual or of the species, mankind, but more specifically, a common sort or low, a mean man of low degree basically giving the sense of rudimentary man. This sense of the word is defined by the prophet’s use; as being equatable with the first man, the progenitor of all men. He differs from the higher animals in that his substance, (which is consciousness) was not something that evolved but was made by God to be conscious seven thousand years ago i.e. through God’s action alone man became a conscious being.This is not to compare with the consciousness of animals but to be separated from them by the infusion of the Divine spark, spirit or whatever attribute it is that sets mankind apart in his cognitive processes such as abstract thought. This is really highlighted in the sudden exponential rate of change compared with the slow progression of man over a huge timespan from his beginnings as an ape through to Homo Sapiens. Of course we see sedentary progression in the species of man but nothing like the near vertical graphical change from horizontal that has occured in the last 6,000 years.
‘Iysh’, however is another term for ‘man’ translated from Hebrew in the prophets and is defined with a more glowing set of accolades as individual, champion, a man being good, great or mighty, a man of, ‘high degree’ a husband, man(-kind), a person, or steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever) is worthy. One can see the differentiation in Strong’s Hebrew definition of the two types of man easily classified and that‘iysh’ is altogether a higher type of man. It is this very definition that separates spiritual man ‘iysh’ from conscious man ‘Adam’. The reason we have to make this distinction is to show that Adam is epitomised in the first four thousand years of historical time.
Spiritual man came with the advent of what was termed the Holy spirit at the outpouring, after Jesus’s death. Not wishing to fall into the same trap of definition that Newton faced, suffice it to say that the duality of man seems to be behind that part of man’s conscious formed through mankind’s growth experiences through the empires which constitutes what we know to be the soul as opposed to the spiritual side of man which has been formed over the last two thousand years. Like most theological or philosophical discourses, they are self-confuting because how can the resonance of words based in the mundane pertain to attributes more dimensional but we should falteringly proceed to an outline on the canvas.
It is the fusion of this duality that constitutes ’life’, the fusing of soul and spirit that is the climax of the six thousand years of biblical time to date. It is the fusion of these two, no longer working in opposition but in submission, that will bring self-awareness, gnosis, or full consciousness over the next thousand years. Adam and ‘iysh’ being the product of these two periods of time but Adam remaining just a conscious man if the spirit is allowed to die within, through lack of faith, non-belief or disobedience to conscience.
The evidence of duality in man can be recognised because of the contention of obedience to a conscience. So if we accept the duality of soul and spirit we can follow through the progress from a mundane ‘God given spark’ of self-awareness which was synonymous with the conscious state of Adam and then through his offspring’s historical sagas, over a four thousand year period until the advent of Jesus. It was the advent of Jesus that brought the last shift in consciousness through his sacrifice.
This will lead theologians into understanding that Jesus’s effect is historical, its only benefit being a rationalisation of belief and faith, yet it is his effect on the internal duality where one finds the benefit to mankind. The sceptic may ask, how is it that, all men fall under this umbrella of spiritual formation. The answer is, that they do not. Even though three quarters of the world fall under the Abrahamic faith, few men abide by God’s Law. The one point to make here which differentiates Historical time or the first 4000 years against the 2000 years which have just passed is that in Historical time men were judged on the sins of their Fathers whereas for the last 2000 they have been judged on their own merit. To understand this, it leads to another area of understanding that encompasses what happens to the soul and spirit that have fused after death and how it is that the substance of persona is 'Gathered unto his people' as it is often referred to:
... And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
... And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite
... And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto
thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.
... And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people
... And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
... And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD,
This is another digression so we should remain with 'Time' for the moment.
Biblical time as we have seen has a beginning and an end based upon 4000 years historically from Adam to Jesus, 2000 years from Jesus to the relative present followed by a remaining 1000 years. To put it simplistically it seems that mankind is to become cognisant by understanding a story of a people and place by experiencing first-hand in consciousness, the events that transpired between God and his people in that story.
To understand the dynamics of this occurrence is probably not possible, but it becomes clear on investigation of the prophets that the last 2000 years, a spiritual repetition or spiritual reflection of that previous 4000 year historical period, is now being evidenced and experienced in the individual. The whole process of spiritual development is in continuum, i.e. incorporated within and a continuation of linear time; 6000 years of Biblical Time having passed, bringing us to 2000AD. This then being followed by the 1000 year period which incorporates (reflecting history) the spiritual progress of mankind over the preceding 6000 historical years and to the advent of St. Michael.
So in linear time, accomplishing 7000 years, is the total of Biblical Time, but gnosis or full consciousness, (the object of God’s work),only being achieved at our 3000 AD; each individual only able to elevate themselves to Gnosis only as far as linear time has passed. That is to say that there can be no spiritual advancement toward Gnosis further than the Biblical Time that has passed...... as time is the medium through which the proof of the prophets words will be established.
This same precept holds true for mankind’s progress through the last thousand years of the seven thousand years of total Biblical Time, which are still ahead and in the future. This gives us the ‘Time’ (historical 4000 years) ‘The Times’ (a spiritual reworking of historical time over the last 2000 years but inclusive of the spiritual growth in the 2000 years) and half of the Times (the one thousand years to come), which makes the foreshortened period of one week (if each thousand years is accounted as a day) as the reader will be aware that in 2 Peter 3:8 With the Lord one day resembles a thousand years and athousand years resemble one day.
This may seem at the same time, Ingenuous and Ingenious that a story devised by God for mankind’s cognition is ‘his story’ of the Jews and Jewish ‘history’.
It was with Newton’s faith, together with a firm belief that the prophets spoke across time, that his investigation led to a theoretical foundation that facilitated Newtonian mechanics and in his ‘Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica’, comes up with the concepts of Absolute time and space. According to Newton, ‘Absolute time and space respectively are independent aspects of objective reality’. He believed in an absolute time that was similar to a universal, omnipotent God-like time, one that was the same for everyone, everywhere, Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature flowing equably without regard to anything external, which could be called duration.
Relative, apparent and common time, is some sensible and external (whether accurate or unequable) measure of duration by the means of motion, which is commonly used instead of true time’.
According to Newton, ‘Absolute time exists independently of any perceiver and progresses at a consistent pace throughout the universe’.Unlike Relative time, Newton believed Absolute time was imperceptible and could only be understood mathematically. According to Newton, humans are only capable of perceiving Relative time, which is a measurement of perceivable objects in motion like heavenly bodies and it is from them that we infer the passage of time. What Newton was trying to divine was too complex to consolidate, not being aware that the perceiver actually effects as well as being affected by an object in motion and therefore dependent on the perceiver, the outcome always being different. This in part goes someway to answering the conundrum of choice or freewill in a scheme of Biblical Time that appears fated.
We may not be able to have any concept of Absolute time, but conceptually we can understand the simplistic Genesis story that God’s work was completed in seven days and that the prophets relate time within the bounds of this elapse of time. This is essentially his story of man as related in the Bible starting with Adam and ending with a fully conscious spiritual being formed and initiated through a fusion of soul and spirit accomplished in the flesh. It is the prophets’ measurements of those periods that seem interchangeable and interrelated, as man has progressed through Time, the Times and now as we enter half of the Times, that we become cognizant of the fact that we are still affected by all that has taken place previously and by gradual (gradatim) degrees of progression we aspire to gnosis. This aspiration to Gnosis is synonymous with the building of the Temple attained by grades indicated by Melkin in his reference to Shirei ha Ma'a lot’ that the Romancers understood as a location .
Essentially, mankind existing in time could never have a sense of time and without that, a sense of self, which by necessity includes location. A location is necessary for full consciousness to inhabit, the goal of the divine plan as in Isaiah 42:9 You will see, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you. Or translated differently ‘the former things you will behold when they come to pass as new things that I have declared to you and before they spring forth, I will have told you of them.
So in effect Biblical history, set in a landscape and concerning the development of a people acts as pre cognition for their spiritual offspring, which has spread throughout the sons of Israel (those who believe in God), to become their potential through an understanding of a complex Divine plan beyond any man’s comprehension, but related as a comprehendible story set within limits of time.
What theologians have not grasped is that the time periods of a day, a week, a month, a year, described in the Bible vary according to what section in Biblical Time they refer to, as in Revelation 20:6 the verse that states ‘Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years,’ This is a direct metaphorical reference to those who are resurrected by Jesus out of Egypt, but who become dead to go into captivity in Babylon...... but then, by their belief in Jesus are then set free from Babylon after a seven year period of purification by the coming of St. Michael...... who don’t forget, was the only one to help Jesus fight the Kings of Persia in Daniel 10:13, ‘But the prince of the Persian kingdom (Babylon) resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, with those that remained there with the King of Persia’. Two thousand years have passed since Jesus cameand now the 21st century has arrived. This is also confirmed in Daniel 12:1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who stands over your people, will arise. There will be a time of trouble such as has not occurred before from the beginning of the nations until that time. But at that time he will rescue your people; everyone who attains to what is written in the book”.
If we now understand that the landscape of empires and nations is somehow internalized into the individual soul, we can then understand that the ‘book’ (mentioned above) refers to the Bible and it relates to Mankind’s attainment (spiritual advancement) through ‘time’, which is mentioned four times in this short passage.
We see that St. Michael’s mission or help is directly shown to be in the nature of a spiritual struggle against Man’s own inner nature as in Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down; that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. One begins to appreciate the role that the Archangel has, to help the whole world and before digressing any further, we should enquire as to the ‘time of distress’ mentioned throughout prophetical literature.
This is not understood theologically, as it is a reference to the destruction of spiritual Jerusalem primarily and will only be comprehended (or re- cognised) by those it transpires upon in its time. It is also a reference to Jehosaphat (judgement day) before the seven year spiritual Sabbath in one understanding, while also being understood as part of the last 1000 years of the seven days of Biblical Time (i.e. from the present until the end of biblical Time). However, more importantly it refers to the seven years of purification in which an individual must endure a spiritual fight (i.e. war in heaven) before there is rest, peace or gnosis, which is the inferred goal throughout the Prophets. It is synonymous with the 70 years captivity endured by the Jews historically and Jesus understood this recurrence of History as in Mark 13:9 when he says, ‘because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, from when God created the world, until now, and never to be equaled again. If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them’.
So we can see a spiritual recurrence of historical time and Jesus knew that the 70 years had been reduced to seven years (individually experienced) which, is one complete year of Sabbaths (one Sabbath per week per year) the requirement of purification, just as it was in Babylon for the Jews to cleanse themselves before their return to Jerusalem. This sense is confirmed in Daniel 9:27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. But here, the seven years is referred to as seven days, exactly the same period which was spoken of as comprising Biblical Time. What was historically 70 years in 'Historical Time' became seven years in the Times; thus referred to as one week (seven days in half time) half of that week being a compulsory three and a half years of sacrifice and offering, the other of freewill until the seven years of Sabbaths is complete. It should be noted that the fall of Jerusalem and the return from the captivity transpired in 500BC mid-week in biblical time.
The three and a half days of half a week is the time the two witnesses are refused burial in Revelation11:9 ‘For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them’.
The burial of the two witnesses has nothing to do with physical burial but is a metaphor for the world’s non acceptance of Jesus’s and the Archangel’s testimony. Although Jesus did not come forth for a further 500 years and the advent of St. Michael has not transpired to date, the time span starts and is synonymous with, when the Jews returned from Babylon after having learnt that what the prophets had predicted had transpired, in spite of all the warning. Even after they had witnessed this truth, and some had been purified in captivity, they still fell into non-belief up to the advent of Jesus with many being born in Babylon remaining there.
These are those for whom Michael will come to return from spiritual Babylon to Jerusalem in the spiritual sense, that is, to re-establish belief in the face of the fall of Spiritual Jerusalem. So it is, that the world refusing the witnesses message starts from the same time as the time of the returning of the Jews and is timed from this event for three thousand five hundred years until the end of Biblical Time in 3000AD.
The consequence of Jesus’s message and that of Moses is that it is imprinted upon consciousness and its effect is that of a change in perception through the generations of mankind. Thus Moses initially gave the law that was metaphorically imprinted on Men’s hearts. Yet Jesus’s message had an effect of eradicating the slavish obedience of the levitical Law, to the freedom of obedience in the spirit to the new and condensed tenets mentioned earlier. Now metaphorical burial of these witnesses can only be understood in terms of an individual constituting his own land. i.e a person becomes a location within which history is cognised upon a locational backdrop. This is a strange concept but essentially this is the essence of New Jerusalem which gives location in time and in consciousness and thus is the explanation of acceptance or refusal of the two witness’s testimony into that land. Those who accept the body into their land accept the message, those who deny it, refuse burial. This as we covered earlier is the essence of the Body of Christ and that of Moses and it is this ‘body of Moses’ that the Archangel contests with the Devil.
Periods in Biblical Time alter depending on whether referring to the separated periods of Time, The Times or Half of the Times. For instance the number from both prophetical books, Daniel and Revelation, of the one thousand two hundred a sixty days can be the forty two months or understood as half of the one week. This also can be understood as three and a half years, of the Sabbatical seven year period of purification that as we have covered is synonymous with the seventy year captivity.
The confusion that Newton ran into is that it can also be equated with three thousand five hundred years, half of ‘Biblical Time’ and as we have seen this is also alluded to as half of the one week or seven day period of the 7,000 Biblical time period. This all sounds complicated but the prophets speak in a dimension that is interchangeable or relate periods that are subjugated parts of a whole and so can be viewed from different perspectives.
Biblical Time will not be understood without comprehension of the Prophets but when it is understood, it eradicates all futile discourse that attempts to marry the Genesis accounts of time with Darwinism and evolution.
The Genesis account, starts with the story of Adam as the first individual to have knowledge of self. For the most part understood to stem from original sin i.e. through a divine spark, the road to obedience to do right was born. From that point we can witness the meteoric rise of Gnosis, through experienced history as part of a precognitive process. Bodies of that experience have been communicated in writing and art for many years and nowadays are committed to memory storage which provides instantaneous knowledge of all Mankind’s endeavours via the internet.
The prophets make sense only when one understands that.... what transpired in historical Jewish history becomes reflected in spiritual growth as having been engraved upon Jews’ hearts. The true essence of circumcision is circumcision of the heart. Islam means Submission or Gnosis and the true Muslim that is a Jew at heart, has derived the same understanding from the same biblical prophets from which Mohammed reiterated in his writings the same values. Since the Law came from Moses and then through Judah and the Jews, through whom and of who, the prophets spoke..... we can see the most important God given asset that a man can possess (knowledge of the Law), was indeed spread far and wide by the Jewish race.
Jesus who confirmed that, obedience to the law was a prerequisite of inheritance, so making a true Jew no more favoured or better equipped than a true Muslim or any other man. The inheritors are those who adhere to Jesus’s encapsulation of the Law and the Prophets and whether a Muslim finds this submission through obedience to Mohammed’s words makes no difference as the principles are exactly the same. So as we understand that circumcision of the foreskin was a foreshadowing of circumcision of the heart which in turn was the foreshadowing of Gnosis, we can then understand why on the eighth day, Man is circumcised. Only after the seven thousand 'week' period of Biblical Time has passed, will Man reach Gnosis on the Eighth day.
So it is as if Man’s consciousness was being constructed and likened to a large edifice as in Daniel 2:31,
a large statue, an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. 32The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.
We can see that the formation of man, through the empires alluded to here, is to undergo radical change by Divine intervention, an involuntary shift in consciousness and this will be the huge mountain. There is no other literature like the prophets and it is extraordinary how they all speak with one understanding that relate different perceptions from varying perspectives which provide a dimensional portrayal of a Divine Plan.
We can see from the prophets, the downfall of Jerusalem is of major importance to them and is the most part of the substance of the prophets living prior to the captivity. However their words apply also to the relative downfall of Jerusalem in consciousness. Their prophecy and the outcome of the Jews’ rebellion is in fact the foreshadowing of that which transpires in the spiritual fight on an individual basis; metaphorically using Jerusalem as a locus of the spirit in a landscape which becomes individualised as seen in one of the Psalms (122) of Ascents or Shirei ha Ma'a lot, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together, or again in 127, Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
It is purely for this reason that the prophets are so readily accepted and unanimously thought upon as being genuinely and authoritatively the written words of God’s voice, the provenance of the Abrahamic religions. Strangely, this concept is better understood by the Islamic faith than by the Christians or the Jews. For instance, to give a random example, both Celts and Arabs know that Jerusalem is where God had his Temple, (which divined the relevance of Jerusalem only in its Historical sense), yet they do not see, by the process of foreshadowing, its purport in the scriptures. Jerusalem is where the ‘I’ or‘ME’ dwells and is the other plane of understanding which is necessary for transliterating and grasping the message of the prophets. Unfortunately neither Arab nor Celt, have biblical links to the holy city (it belonged to the Canaanites) and succumb to their more base understanding of Jerusalem being a city in a geographical location.
The Crusades and today’s Arab enmity stem from fighting for control of Jerusalem, yet the task and objective were and are futile, because God no longer abides there, except in the Jerusalem of consciousness , which is the Jerusalem of another plane and not linked to geographical location except as an Icon in biblical history.
It is through the St. Michael churches that we have been able to pursue much of this investigation, which seems to have centered not in the Holy Land, but in Britain. The relevance of Zerah establishing a line of spiritual heritage in Britain has led to Britain being a cosmopolitan nation which still has a high degree of obedience to the Law (albeit secular rather than religious, yet one being derived from the other). The Law seems to have been upheld amongst the normally corruptive nature of an intermingled culture. The last Empire, that of the British is responsible for propagating the Law of Judah throughout the world and bringing its understanding to many Nations through the English Language. It is through Zerah then that Jacob’s prophecy is confirmed as part of the Judah saga.
When one considers the effort to which Joseph went, to convey Jesus's relics to Britain and the efforts by those subsequently to keep Jesus’s and Joseph’s Island burial site a secret, the connection can only be the Island owned by the King of Sarras or Biblically known as Zerah or Zara. Zerah or Zerach, whose name means ‘dawning’ is, as the word root implies connected to the Grail and the dawning of consciousness. Michael, whose name means ‘who is like God’ has strong associations with the Messiah as one who comes to help his people at a certain stage in the repeat of Historical Time. His Advent has no bearing on the second coming (the real Messianic fulfillment), which can be recognized in the individual, or understood generally as the overall raising of consciousness in Mankind and the enlightenment of Man, at the end of the next 1000 year period. The great redemption of the Messianic age is spoken of in the prophets as a dawning age of realization and understanding, invoking Zerah as Isaiah says 60:1-3, ‘Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has dawned (zarach) upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples (religion), but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawning (zarach)’. Now it becomes apparent that the connection between Michael and Zerah of which the designers of the St. Michael churches and Ley line pattern must have been aware by naming them all after the Archangel, also must have understood that what the design secreted would be rediscovered in its appointed time.
Melkin speaks in his prophecy of Jehosaphat and as we have just seen that the period to be heralded by St. Michael is the 1000 years to come, so is it by coincidence that Michael is the son of Jehosaphat king of Israel in 2 Chronicles 21:2?
It is a doubtful proposition that Tamar due to Judah's deference or Canaanite snubs boarded a trading vessel for distant shores. The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Darda, all seem to have left their mark in history, the first three easily traceable, the last Darda, becoming established possibly toward the Dardanelles. We also know that Calcol journeyed West into Spain and no more is related about him from biblical sources.
He is however mentioned in 1 Ki 4:31 as one of the wise men with whom Solomon was compared but in this passage, Calcol is named as son of Mahol, while in 1-Chronicles 2:6, he is called the son of Zerah of the tribe of Judah, and a brother of Heman and Ethan. Camden stated that Calcol of Judah sailed from Egypt to Spain where he established the city of Zaragossa which was named after Zerah his father.
The word Iberia comes from the meaning ‘land of the Hebrews’and the river Ebro in Spain is derived from the word Hebrew. Furthermore, the city of Cadiz is named from Gaderia from the offspring of Gad, more Hebrews that worked the first in the mines in Spain.
Strangely enough in Sagunto on an ancient tombstone there is this engraved epitaph in Hebrew ‘this is the tomb of Adoniram, an officer of King Solomon, who came to collect tribute and died the (illegible date) day’. So was Cadiz the port which supplied the tin that was conveyed from Ictis to King Solomon’s kingdom long before the voyage of Pytheas.
Camden relates that Zarah sailed from there for Ireland where he founded ‘Ulladh’ modern day Ulster. Although Geoffrey of Monmouth in his history of the Kings of Britain relates that Brutus came to Totnes in Devon from Troy, he also relates that he was accompanied by a leader called Corineus a sober minded man, wise in Council from whom Cornwall derives its name.
Geoffrey was not known for his accuracy, but he is said to have used an ancient volume as a source for his tale of Brutus. This volume may indeed have established a very ancient connection with the British people from Troy and Greece as the other brothers of Calcol were said to have populated those environs. It would seem that Calcol is a more likely candidate for the initial colonisation of the Law in Britain, his line of heritage having been traced as far west as Spain and possibly Ireland, the name Coel coincidentally appearing with royal connections as a forbear of Arthur possibly the last of the Zerah (Sarras) line of Jews in Devon and Cornwall.
Since the Grail stories are unclear on the relationships between Joseph and some of the main characters who, however are related in some way, one now gets suspicious of the two Children in Leonardo’s painting accompanying Mary Magdalene as possibly being Jesus’s offspring.
The one glaring omission of the Gospel writers is the silence in the New Testament about the marital status of Jesus. This lends itself to the theory that Jesus was in fact married because virtually every Jewish man in Jesus’ day did marry, especially those who were considered to be Rabbis. It is doubtful if Mary his mother, or the Magdalene would have been able to claim the body of Jesus after the Crucifixion and thus this right would have fallen to Joseph. The question as to whether Jesus had offspring or was even married has been speculated upon for years.
From the Nag Hammadi library comes the Gospel of Philip estimated to have been written about 120 AD and from this we hear“There were three who always walked with the Lord: Mary his mother and her sister and Magdalene, the one who was called his companion”.
Again in a different passage from Philip “And the companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene. But Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, ‘Why do you love her more than all of us?’ The Saviour answered and said to them,‘Why do I not love you like her?’ When a blind man and one who sees are both together in darkness, they are no different from one another. Then the light comes, then he who sees will see the light, and he who is blind will remain in darkness” .
It seems that we will not know the answer to this and as the reader has digested, genetics or marital status has little to do with the effect that Jesus has had on Mankind as a whole. Marital status and genetics have little bearing on the part Jesus has played within a Divine plan. The disciples even complained at Mary’s extravagant use of Spikenard to wash Jesus just before Judas betrays him, but she knew of his pending death being told that her deed would be renown for all time. This surely seems more than just a casual relationship.
However, if Mary, Jesus’s mother was in fact Joseph’s niece, it might be that she had accompanied Joseph on a trip to Britain and become pregnant there.
Figure 69a Showing the Sacred Island, where Joseph of Arimathea chose to entomb his nephew and where his own relics rest. It is Melkin and the Prophets who show that 2000 years afterward the discovery of their Tomb will start the final 1000 year era.
If she had returned to Jerusalem for Jesus’s birth without an evident father, this surely would give rise to an Immaculate Conception scenario. If Jesus was then to accompany Joseph on a further trip at around age 6-7 to visit his Father, (possibly the king of Sarras) for his formative years, it would certainly explain John’s question about whether Jesus was the one he had been awaiting, and it would have provided a reason behind the Pharisees’ confusion as to Jesus’s provenance. This would have, of course presented problems in answering how James and Jesus’s other siblings appeared and would make Joseph of Arimathea extremely aged on his arrival in Britain. The marital or relationship status has so many connotations, but as we have seen, by the absence of any marital status provided for Jesus, it was, perhaps the same for Mary, having taken a man called Joseph (Jesus’s supposed father who had died). He would of course, have been Jesus’s step-father and as the Gospel writers had to rationalise these events with their understanding of the prophets i.e. the Messiah being born of a virgin, thus it was so contrived. The prophets are in fact speaking of the Son of Man being born of the spirit (the virgin daughter of israel), but the Gospel writers were really in a spot to juggle information from ‘Q’, one of the main sources for the four Gospels and the conflicting factual evidence.
If one remembers the proposition of Jesus learning the Law outside Jerusalem and Joseph’s efforts to bring his relics to The Island of Sarras, also known as the Island of the Blessed, then adding this to Jacob’s prophecy being fulfilled through Judah; it would appear to be the possible connection and fulfilment through Zerah. However, as we are not able to substantiate Jesus’s direct genetical link with Sarras by any concrete fact, we can only posit that it is through Calcol or his offspring that the prophecy is fulfilled. Those who originally arrived in the South West of England could in effect be the fulfilment of Jacob’s prophecy regarding Judah, for transmitting to the British Isles the Mosaic Law rather than any direct genetical link through Sarras.
Britain was a name that was recorded by the Romans, but the word "Brit", means"covenant", from the Yiddish word for the circumcision ceremony, from bris milah,( Ashkenazi pronunciation ofbrit milah) "covenant of circumcision." And the "Ish" part of the word as we have seen in juxtaposition to ‘Adam’ means spiritual(higher) man or people. So the word "British" is derived from the words "Covenant People", “spiritual man”.
Anyone who obeys the Law of Moses now lives by it and as such carries it in his body and this is the body of Moses, just as anyone who obeys Jesus’s doctrine has the body of Christ within them. It is not by coincidence that the body of Moses is the substance of which St. Michael the Archangel disputes with the devil, ‘bringing no railing accusation against him’, at his misunderstanding. This is mentioned in Jude 1:9 ‘But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, The Lord rebuke you!’ It has commonly been assumed by commentators on the scriptures, that St. Michael and the Devil are disputing over the whereabouts of Moses’s tomb, as Moses’ bones were buried in Moab before the Israelites crossed into the Promised Land. Deut 34:4 Then the LORD said to him, "This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it." Most theologians’ misinterpretation of the purport of the Archangel’s dispute is brought about by not having understood that the Promised Land is as a state of mind or recognised internally within an individual. Just as Jerusalem was the‘I’ or ‘me’ and existed as a locus in consciousness; so too is the promised land akin to a mental landscape giving locus in which to reference the Prophets.In the Book of Joshua 5:13-15, Joshua encounters a "captain of the host of the Lord" in the early days of his campaigns in the Promised Land which as we shall see shortly is connected with St. Michael.
The real purport of the Archangel’s dispute is that the Law, (the body of Moses) would have no place in the Promised Land, because having been conditioned by the Law, one can see it (credo ut intelligam). Once having entered the Promised Land (on a conscious level), the Law effectively becomes redundant, by living the Law without internal struggle due to undergoing the seven years of purification. Now if one enters the Promised Land and one lives through the Law and not by it, the very process by which Satan operated (that is by accusation through the law), sin now becomes of no effect.
Again, it will not be lost on the reader that the religious men or priests (the seven men in St. Michael’s prophecy) are similarly analogous to the propagators of religion throughout the world. These are known as the priestly cast of Levites and receive no inheritance in the Promised Land scripturally, but on the sub conscious level they also understand that this is their lot. This, in essence will be the downfall of Religion, because consciousness has reached a proficient level that those who propagated the dead fundamental creeds have become redundant. This in no way dismisses religion, but conversely, without it, the various religions would not be aware of their common identity and be ready for world change.
This view can similarly be taken in that, pre-cognitively, the purpose of the Law was to instill in man the knowledge of right and wrong (by adherence to Levitical deeds), but was simplified by Jesus, not for any inherent failings in the law itself, but for non-adherence and cultural corruption. Likewise, so it is for religion in this time and the need for a consolidator in St. Michael. We see that religion has been corrupted just as the Law of Moses was, as in Mathew 23:13 Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
So do those who profess to know the Law in all the religions of the world, (who dispute their perspectives of the divine)... all see an essential truth in a form that has become corrupted? It is as if those seven men, each side of the river in St. Michael’s prophecy, see 'the Branch' differently due to their different perspectives from their position on the bank, just as the branch would appear (in the light) due to refraction.
It is interesting to note that it was Moses who brought the Israelites out of Egypt historically when‘Moses said to God, "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?" God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.’ We need look no further than the height of western philosophy’s ‘Cogito ergo sum’.
Philosophers doubt and question everything, which is why Rene Descartes made his name in philosophy supposedly by proving his own existence. He used this premise to demonstrate, indubitably, even that his own self existed, yet had he applied ‘I believe that I might understand’ (credo ut intelligam), instead of ‘cogito ergo sum,’ he might not have excluded the only evidence that would substantiate his premise, which is consciousness, the very objective of the divine plan. Descartes said, "I noticed that while I was trying to think everything false, it had to be that I, who was thinking this, was something. And observing that this truth, I am thinking, therefore I exist (Je pense, donc je suis; cogito, ergo sum) was so solid and secure that the most extravagant suppositions of the sceptics could not overthrow it, I judged that I need not scruple to accept it as the first principle of the philosophy I was seeking." Descartes in saying that he existed, counteracted those philosophies of absolute scepticism, but those who thought thinking was the proof of existence needed a locus as proof and thus we have the prophets setting of the Promised land as in Isaiah 62:4 for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. For Descartes, ‘thinking’ included any activity of consciousness, thinking, imagining, willing etc, but strangely the proof for which he was searching, without the acceptance of God (full consciousness) is the very answer he needed. The proof that he used is the same that God had given to the Israelites and which Descartes used for his own existence ‘I am who I am’. So one can see the essence of Descarte's struggle to an arbitrary sophist conclusion, is in fact the essence behind the Divine plan, for without locus (all of historical Biblical time) self-awareness would have no foundation.
However, it is confirmed by the Prophets and the Psalms, that Judah is synonymous with the law and the tribe by which God had chosen to propagate his Law into the nations is the Jewish people. It becomes plain that a Jew by biblical definition is anyone who has come out of Egypt (spiritually) and who initially obeys the law and that Law is now engraved as an active participant within an individual and is more commonly known as conscience as in Romans7:21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. It is this very nature that the divine plan sets out to overcome within the bounds of time.
The three time periods set within Biblical time i.e. Time, The Times and Half of the Times..... we find that, within these times there are three progressions toward consciousness to be made for mankind and these constitute the Three Days that Jesus foretold that if one was to destroy the Temple it would be rebuilt and to which those scoffers referred as he hung upon the cross as in Mark 15;29,Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days.”
The two events in Jewish history most often referred to in the prophetical literature, are the coming out of Egypt and the fall of Jerusalem in conjunction with the Captivity and return after the seventy years. These are directly synonymous with the Spiritual progression of mankind. The first, the ‘coming out of Egypt’,is mentioned in so many ways and with certain admonishments and with great frequency, all reference to this event being a form of pre- cognition, so that Mankind might understand that through the history of the Jews a story is being unveiled of the spiritual progression of Mankind.
1 Samuel 10:18 This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I brought Israel up out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the power of Egypt and all the kingdoms that oppressed you.
Exodus 13:3 And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
Micah 6:4 I brought you up out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. I sent Moses to lead you, also Aaron and Miriam.
Coming out of Egypt is synonymous with belief in God and is accounted as a spiritual first progression and the event is often referred to as being miraculous i.e. the event is inexplicable. The coming out of Egypt is analogous to the first sense of awareness that there is a spiritual nature in man and is often cognised and apprehended in youth as seen in Hosea 2:15 There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
This spiritual event takes place amongst all the sons of Israel whatever the religion and is constituted as the first appearance of conscience as part of a heightened consciousness. This spiritual event is the beginning of the duality in man and this belief is either strengthened or weakened by the choice of the individual in question, over time. The result of this choice defines any further spiritual growth and defines the lot of the individual in the complex array of circumstances, in the rich tapestry of life.
The second set of circumstances that took place in historical time and are thus accounted as the second spiritual progression is the Fall of Jerusalem, the captivity and the return. As we have covered already, this period and set of events brings us to the Spiritual equivalent and thus to the present day i.e. the end of ‘the Times’ and is the beginning of the New era. This whole array of historical events that become a form of pre-cognition for spiritual experience can only be fully apprehended through a depth of understanding of the prophetical literature. Unable to formulate every phrase from the prophets and how it relates to another in context by cross reference to time, precludes that the endeavour is too lengthy to be elucidated within these pages.
However, the prophets cannot be comprehended and often will make little sense, if this concept of the separation of three periods of time, existing within a 7,000 year framework of Biblical time, is not applied. When it is applied the four thousand years of ‘Historical time’ acts as a reference to what transpires in the ‘Times’ and may be cognised as part of the make-up of Spiritual progression toward Gnosis; the essence of the Grail.
Theologians up to the present day have interpreted the Prophets in a strictly historical sense, which has caused misunderstanding and strife between the three Abrahamic religions and those like Sir Isaac Newton, trying to unlock the relationship of time, to the words of the prophets, have found difficulty as he explained, ‘To prepare the reader also for understanding the Prophetique language, I shall lay down a short description thereof, showing how it is borrowed from comparing a kingdom either to the universe or to a Beast: So that by the resemblance of their parts the signification of the figurative words & expressions in these Prophesies may be apprehended at one view and limited from the grownd thereof. By which means the Language of the Prophets will become certain and the liberty of wresting it to private imaginations be cut off’. Although Newton does not manage to achieve the goal of elucidating the book of Daniel and Revelation, he understood that the two books were the key to unlocking the Scriptures and Time saying ‘ Daniel is most distinct in order of time, and easiest to be understood, and therefore in those things which relate to the last times, he must be made the key to the rest’.
The prophets spoke, so that those in the future, (when consciousness had advanced to a point where their body of work might be re- cognised with intellectual certainty), could recognise through pre-cognition. It was God that spoke through them and thereby they would understand that the prophets words come to us as it were on a different plane i.e. not historical but as an experience through consciousness. The truth of what they said being revealed by their relevance, apprehended and to be cognised intellectually and perceived, so that full awareness would no longer need to contemplate such futile propositions as Descartes’.
The term prophet would be redundant if the Biblical prophets did not speak of the future and if they only spoke of Jerusalem historically and geographically what relevance would they have today? Again Sir Isaac Newton counselling, ‘That the benefit which may accrue by understanding the sacred Prophesies and the danger by neglecting them is very great and that the obligation to study them is as great, as may appear by considering the like case of the Jews at the coming of Christ. For the rules whereby they were to know their Messiah were the prophesies of the old Testament’.
So too, does this same adage apply today in that; without studying the prophets, the full potential of Gnosis within the Individual within his lifetime may not be achieved as accounted according to the advancement of the Gnosis of Mankind as a whole, in time.
The prophets speak of Jerusalem in Time historically yet speak allegorically of New Jerusalem (with no less profundity) as a replica or model existing in a different layer or plane, across Biblical Time. This can be apprehended individually on a spiritual level or understood in terms of the elevation of the consciousness of Mankind as a whole.
The usual set back to this form of perception is that man has not understood the essence of time and how the Prophets speak a consistent truth across time but this is only apprehended as consciousness is elevated. Mankind’s concept of time is surely that of a lineal measurement and thus such events as the Crusades, undertaken by religious fundamentalists who plainly perceive the prophets word only in the mundane and historical sense, are one of the root causes of Global strife that continues through to the present era. This essential problem still exists in that the genetic Jews claim a stake, in a land that is not theirs by birth right, whereas the spiritual Jew, has his birth right as the Promised Land or spiritual peace.
This potential powder keg of fundamentalism, religious and cultural allegiances, can only be defused when the concept of time is understoodas it relates to the Prophets, because it is their words that have created to desire to hold control of Jerusalem. It can only be understood and resolved when those who wish to help find a solution accept that the Jerusalem which they seek is not the prize of a geographical Jerusalem. Unless religion and fundamentalism is eradicated this may explode with serious consequence for Mankind. Until world leaders understand the fundamental concept that if God brought on the Diaspora to propagate the Law throughout the nations, by scattering the Jews amongst them; then it was not the right of the British to interfere leading to the Jews genetic progeny declaring a piece of ‘Terra firma’ was now called Israel which was up until that time the land of the Palestinians.
This is a complex situation without resolution except if the promised land is perceived as having been misunderstood by the waves of Jews that returned in the four Aliyah’s. The Balfour Declaration by the British foreign secretary in a letter stated:
His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
This clearly has evolved and is not the case today nor has it been since. In 1922, the League of Nations granted Britain a mandate over Palestine and ever since this has been the root cause of strife in the modern world. One positive effect of this contention is the fact that it may be realised; it is the prophets words and the misunderstanding of them that are at the center of controversy. The upside of this is that it will maintain the prophets credibility and the world may grasp their relevance as Newton understood. After the various pogroms and the holocaust it is time that all nations realise that the Jerusalem that is spoken of by the prophets is entirely different from that which the Jews covet in Israel. Even if this view cannot be understood or accepted by world leaders due to the lack of understanding that the mundane city of Jerusalem is no longer a holy place but it was a foreshadowing of New Jerusalem, it will eventually unite the Jews of all the Abrahamic faiths and breakdown the barriers that have been created by Religion.
If one were to accept the Prophets only pertained to a fundamental historical viewpoint, the genetic Philistines and Canaanites still have a claim prior to the genetic Jews. Just to make this clear and not cause any further prejudice against genetical or hereditary Jews, they are in no way disqualified from being inheritors of the spiritual Promised Land, the qualification of which is adherence to the Law, as is every other member of Mankind. Without wishing to cause any further oppression to the adherents of the Jewish religion, it must be understood that the Jews forebears relinquished their God given rights to geographical Israel and Jerusalem in the five hundred years between the ‘Return’ and the advent of Jesus through corruption and continuing rebellion to God’s law. That generation absolved themselves to Pilate saying 'His blood is upon us, and upon our children; the temple was burnt and the importance of Jerusalem as the place where God had decided to make his abode in the Temple had shifted with the change from ‘Time’ to ‘The Times’. From that time forward Jerusalem’s importance was to be of a spiritual nature rather than geographical. The Jerusalem of which the Prophets spoke, was to act as pre-cognition (for those in the modern era) of that which had transpired in historical time.
If the reader thinks this position is unjust or spurious against the Jews genetical offspring, one only has to view by what mechanism the Holocaust came into effect. The God of Israel has surely no respect for persons and a Jew is not defined by tradition but by obedience to the Law as witnessed in Revelation 2;9 I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Even if the invocation by the Jews against Jesus was entirely polemical (which it could well have been), the status held by existing Jews as not ‘peculiarly’chosen by God is evidenced by the precarious state of their present habitation..... and there can be little doubt that in its entirety, their position against Jesus was one of rebellion against the Law and thus a rejection of his message. If the Land of Israel and Jerusalem are always considered in mundane terms, obviously there can never be a solution for those who believe Zion is to be built in modern day Israel rather than it being a spiritual state of mankind.
The only solution to this crisis of understanding is that the Jews of modern day Israel must comprehend their mistaken claim through the realisation of a much greater claim to Jewishness. They should open their borders and live peaceably with their genetic adversaries the Philistines, both having a share in government of a common mundane land and as Einstein stated, ‘Today we must abandon competition and secure cooperation. This must be the central fact in all our considerations of international affairs; otherwise we face certain disaster. Past thinking and methods did not prevent world wars. Future thinking must prevent wars’.
The discovery of the body of Jesus and the realisation of his part in the Divine plan by a new understanding and paradigm shift in consciousness across the Abrahamic faiths, will in the end be the only solution to the crisis of understanding. A solution can only be agreed upon when all parties; Arabs, Christians and Jews understand their common heritage in the Law was instigated by the God of Israel. This same God that inspired Mohammed as witnessed in Surah 4, Ayat 163 ‘Lo! We inspire thee (Muhammad) as We inspired Noah and the prophets after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as we imparted unto David the Psalms’
We can see that there is no misinterpretation that the three Abrahamic faiths are based upon a united heritage, but it is only the dogmas of religious conventions and the mis-interpreted perceptions of the prophets that perpetuate divisiveness among the believers of all the Abrahamic religions.
Now with the seven thousand Biblical years that has been uncovered, we can see that in the reflection of the historical time period, we find ourselves presently at the period pertaining in 'Historical Time' to the fall of Jerusalem and the advent of the captivity as it correlates to the attainment of spiritual gnosis. It is from these events in history that prophecy references itself in the stages of Man’s spiritual growth. In the same way it is mirrored in the individual and recounts that story as stages of spiritual growth and therefore this is why our Lord is crucified in Egypt in Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies (The Witness’s) will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord is crucified. The real purport of this being that those who do not accept Jesus are ‘Individually’ responsible for Crucifying him in Spiritual Egypt; the very people who do not accept his testimony and that of St. Michael, the two witnesses in Revelation.... and therefore their two bodies lie dead within them.
So the teachers of religion who have no sense of this arc of Biblical time related in the scriptures and how it pertains to the progress toward enlightenment, perpetuate their creeds and practises as if it were a dead body and as Sir Isaac Newton again states, ‘consequently, it is also our duty to search with all diligence into these Prophesies. And If God was so angry with the Jews for not searching more diligently into the Prophesies which he had given them to know Christ by: why should we think he will excuse us for not searching into the Prophesies which he hath given us to know Antichrist by? For certainly it must be as dangerous and as easy an error for Christians to adhere to Antichrist as it was for the Jews to reject Christ. And therefore it is as much our duty to endeavour to be able to know him that we may avoid him, as it was theirs to know Christ that they might follow him’.
Even though these time periods are separate, they, by necessity of progression in consciousness are contiguous and include all that has transpired beforehand. The pattern for the next thousand years will be that which transpired in the first 4000 years incorporated with what has transpired Spiritually for the last two thousand. What we have termed ‘Historical Time’ synonymous with the prophets‘Time’ or the first 4000 years, is a history of God's work up to the death of Jesus and the destruction of the second Temple, and relates to the temporal passage of 'gradual' enlightenment of God's people, which in effect is a foreshadowing of the building of the spiritual temple which the Grail Romances allegorised as steps upward into the temple or as in 1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? And again in 2 Corinthians 6:16 for yeare the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Contestation by the religions for Jerusalem and the Temple mount is a dead practise and outmoded, having no profit for those wishing to attain this false conception of Zion because it's only relevance is as part of the Jewish history. Nowadays it should only be considered in context as an icon of spiritual growth. Until competition for possession of the Temple mount is understood as futile and the position of Jerusalem as a locus is no longer considered a pre-requisite of the establishment of Zion ..... there will be strife and this fundamentalism will continue.
The real relevance of Jesusalem has shifted to being part of potential for consciousness. This misunderstanding is still peddled by the religions contrary to the real purport of the Temple.... as being exemplary of existing within the individual.
The confirmation of this perception and the relationship of the Law existing within the Temple and its connection to the promised land as a part of a pre-cognitive icon in a spiritual landscape, is summed up by Jeremiah 7:4 Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, that is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD is here!" If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly, if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers for ever and ever.
By a simple process of transliteration the land where the temple exists and the way one treats others is internalised. Otherwise if understood literally the prophecy would not be true.... as in the geographical sense, the Temple no longer exists and in Jeremiah’s day there was no question as to the site of the Temple.
Many of the probems in Israel are caused by the great prognostications by the prophets regarding Jerusalem. Of course if these profound prophecies are applied literally those that do not understand will live in a 'state of expectation' of the appearance of the third Temple. Regarding the physical location of Jerusalem, these prophecies are not going to be fulfilled. Of course they will be in the New or Spiritual Jerusalem. There can be no solution while the misguided religions and their leaders misunderstand the purport of these prophecies and squabble over Land in which their expectations will never be fulfilled.
In the past 2000 years, 'the Times’, relate to spiritual growth based upon historical events, so that today we have reached the time, spiritually coinciding with the destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians which is followed by the captivity and discovery of the book of the Law. The coming out of Egypt then, spiritually relates to the acceptance and first understanding that there is a God. This is then followed by a long period of rebellion, against conscience (or the Law engraved within), until the destruction of the spiritual Jerusalem, for continued non-compliance. This is then to be followed by the captivity, (this being divided into two three and a half year periods), which in effect is the seven years of spiritual obedience, which essentially is a total of one year of Sabbaths; as reported by the prophets. Yet Jeremiah, speaking in Time, correctly predicts before the event of the 70 year Babylonian captivity, but in the same sense foretelling of the repetition of these events as transpiring in Spiritual development to be apprehended by future generations..... therefore providing proof and evidence of a divine and preordained plan.
This relation of the Sabbath not only being the 1000 year period i.e. the seventh day of a six thousand year period; but a seven year period of spiritual obedience after the fall of Jerusalem, again being evidenced in Mark 2:27 when Jesus states; The Sabbathwas made for man, not man for the Sabbath.Although this was used as a rebuttal for an accusation that Jesus’ deeds did not fit with social perceptions, the truth of the saying being more profound when applied to the seven year period of purification and the seventh day of the seven thousand year period, designed as a Divine plan.
The role played by St. Michael who seemed to have an active role throughout the Jewish and Christian scriptures and Islamic eschatology does not explain how ‘one of the chief princes’, an archangel becomes canonised. Legend makes Michael the teacher of Moses; so that the Israelites are indebted to their advocate for the supreme good of the Torah. This idea is alluded to in Midrash Deuteronomy Rabbah xi. 6 in the statement that Michael declined to bring Moses' soul to God on the grounds that he had been Moses' teacher.
In the Qur'an, Michael is one of the Archangels in Islam, mentioned with Jibreel (Gabriel) but Michael is mentioned once only, in Sura 2:98, ’Whoever is an enemy to God, and His angels and His messengers, and Jibreel and Mikhail! Then, lo! God (Himself) is an enemy to those disbelievers’. In Sunni and Shia eschatology, the Mahdi (Arabic: مهدي English: Guided One) is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will stay on Earth for seven years, before the Day of Judgment (yawm al-qiyamahor the Day of Resurrection) and, alongside Jesus, will bring peace to the world. It becomes apparent that there is a common expectation across the religions about Michael. If Michael is the Mahdi, taking into consideration the connection with Jehosaphat of the biblical divine plan, his association(as seen in the naming of all the churches) with the unveiling of Jesus’ tomb and coming of the seven year Sabbath equating with the seven years on earth of the Shia expectation; this together with the fact that Michael in Daniel is coming to help Jesus with God’s people..... would appear that the Archangel possesses some messiah like qualities for all the Abrahamic religions.
A fundamental tenet of Islam is belief in the day of resurrection, (Qiyamah) and as we have explored, this resurrection is to happen spiritually at a point in time. Since we have found that this new spiritual reawakening is at the advent of St. Michael at the coming out of Spiritual Babylon and the uncovering of the tomb; the designers of the Michaeline church network who led us to Joseph’s tomb, must have been aware of his advent in Biblical time at an appointed time, i.e. at the unveiling of the tomb. The Templars were thus responsible for the dedication of the St. Michael churches and also can be accredited to the proliferation of veneration from being ‘commander of the heavenly host’ to that of a saint. Oddly enough, the French ‘Order of St. Michael’ which was dedicated to the Archangel Michael,conveyed to every member a gold badge with the image of the saint standing on a rock in combat with the serpent, which was strangely consistent with the elevated often rocky positions of the churches. But the real relationship between the Archangel Michael and the tomb seems to have been understood by Melkin but where did he get this association from that was perpetuated by the Templars. Was it though an apparition of the Archangel as Helinand relates or was it from textual and scriptural information found in the tomb itself at the death of Arthur and is it then Melkin who is ultimately responsible for the Insular cult of St. Michael that is evident today?
St. Michael is an angel who appears across the arc of Biblical time at many stages in the scriptures and he is accounted as playing a role in various biblical stories without being named explicitly. His appearances occur with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob including many others, but here exemplified in Joshua 5:13-15, ‘Once when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing before him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went to him and said to him, ‘Are you one of us, or one of our adversaries?’ He replied, ‘Neither; but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.’ And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and he said to him, ‘What do you command your servant, my lord?’ The commander of the army of the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy.’ And Joshua did so.
Michael is also prevalent in the Apocrypha and in non-canonical texts such as in Enoch 24:4-10 where Enoch is before the Tree of Life/Mercy, and Michael explains to him that he should not touch it, for it is for those who are 'elect' after the day of Judgement and in Enoch 20:5 where it relates that Michael presides over human virtue in order to command nations. Most importantly, in Enoch 58, it reveals Enoch overcome with terror over a vision he has and Michael is quick to interpret for him saying ‘The terror is only for those who turn on Yahweh, that the Day of Judgement is for the elect, a day of covenant, while for sinners it is a day of inquisition’; this elucidating the point that Michael comes at a critical point in time; which not only confirms his role in the prophets, but also that his role is for the elect at the day of Judgment. This Jehoshaphat is inextricably linked to the fall of the Spiritual Jerusalem and is confirmed to be associated with the world changing reawakening, at the advent of the discovery of Jesus’s body in Avalon spoken of by Melkin.
Yet in Enoch 68:20-22, Enoch is told that Michael holds a secret oath, so that the elect shall not perish by their knowledge of it like the sinners. This knowledge is plainly that of the ‘Gradatim’ in Biblical Time, because with this knowledge one has a sense of Consciousness in time; the potential behind the divine plan.
Michael the Archangel who seems to be of similar nature to Jesus and exists across Biblical Time is being referenced not in historical Time but in The Times in this passage in Daniel, as it relates that ‘But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia’. Translators not fully understanding the sense and the concept of biblical time, have rendered it as such making no sense whatever, when it should have been translated as; But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me with those that remained with the kings of Persia. i.e. Babylon the Great mentioned in Revelation in the 21st century or 21 days after the advent of Jesus.
Michael's main task after the fall of spiritual Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity is to help Jesus, in the spiritual fight against the Kings of Persia. This was attested to in Revelation, not meant in Time, but at the end of the ‘Times’, and not therefore historically but spiritually. And so literally, Michael will come to help God's people, the Jews, (not genetical but those who have knowledge of the law and in whom it has been instilled and then have fallen away from obedience to it); but who still remain in that spiritual place mirrored as Babylon. And so it may be understood that when the preacher states that there is 'no new thing on the Earth', he is alluding to the fact that history (time) is being replicated in man's spiritual growth toward full consciousness.
When Solomon the wisest of all men says: ‘I devoted myself to study and to inquire by wisdom all that is done under heaven. He then laments: ‘What a heavy burden God has laid on men! I have seen all the things that transpire under the sun; all of them are unfathomable, like chasing after the wind’.
Solomon then tries to fathom what the point of God’s work is and tries to describe the workings of time as it pertains to man’s perception.
‘What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was done already, from long ago; it existed before our time. There is no remembrance of the earlier things which occur later but it will be like a memorial that these things occurred’.
It is interesting to note that Michael’s arrival is in this century, as the 21 days have now expired (or we are presently in the twenty first day), since the birth of Jesus, and Daniel speaks of his coming to the Jews to enlighten them of their future, as spiritually occurring, as it was historically, the next dominant empirical power the ‘Greeks’ succeed the Persians; the very thing that evaded Newton. This being shown in Daniel 10:20 which when translated properly reads, then he (Jesus) said, now you (Daniel) know why he (Michael) will come to help me (Jesus) in returning to battle against the Prince of Persia and when he comes forth the prince of Greece will come; or more properly, then he said to me you will understand why he will come to them then, to bring back the battle against the Prince of Persia, and when he comes(into the world) the Prince of Greece will come. The ‘them’ is referring back to Daniel’s request or prayer for his people and the ‘he’ is referencing the angel Michael, (the one who looked like a man in 10:18)
Instead, it is commonly translated and understood, Then said he, knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia and when I am gone forth lo the prince of Grecia shall come. This makes little sense but then it continues on in Daniel 10:21 However, he (Michael) will show thee (Daniel) that which is noted in the scripture of truth, because there is none that holdeth with me (Jesus) in these things but Michael your prince. We also see that the flying scroll mentioned by Zechariah 5:2 is said to measure 20 cubits by 10. The scroll is mentioned just after the explanation of the two witnesses in Zechariah and also appears in the ‘prophecy of the curse’ to be held in the hand of Michael the Archangel. The 20 cubits by 10, of the scroll and the 21 days that Michael was ‘withstood’ before he could help, is confirmation of the appearance of the scroll at the end of the ‘Times’ with Michael. This is almost certainly a reference to the period (as we are dealing with prophecy and time) and we can be fairly sure the prophet is not indicating the size of a scroll. Is the meaning of this 2010 as opposed to 2012 when the scroll is revealed taking into account the vagaries of the Gregorian calendar.
As we have established the end of the period called the ‘Times’ is the present and this correlates with the fall of Spiritual Jerusalem in conjunction with Michael’s appearance against the kings of Persia. This would appear to be a measure of time that coincides with the 21 days or the 21st century in which Daniel says that St. Michael is coming forth to help the elect and in addition a scroll, by its dimension, foretells of its arrival in time. This viral or ‘Flying Scroll’ will most likely appear as an internet global phenomenon as there seems to be no other interpretation for this phenomena.
So here we have the confirmation that Michael is referenced as coming at the end of The Times (spiritual time) the beginning of the 21st day after the 2000 years of the Times. Here is the confirmation that we need for Michael; because as a man who did not appear as a personage in Historical time, he is linked inextricably to the change from the ‘Times’ to’ Half time’ as prophesied by Daniel. Michael appearing metaphorically only in historical Time (by the same timeline in the Times) as coming just after the Captivity,(yet historically he did not) because he is spoken of as the branch, as a similitude for Joshua the Chief priest who existed in historical time as we have seen.... ‘Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch.’ The confirmation of Michael as one of the witnesses who is to come in the twenty first century who also helps Jesus with the building of the spiritual Temple and who shares this responsibility is seen in Zechariah 6:13. ‘Even he shall build the temple of the LORD and he shall bear the glory and shall sit and rule upon his throne and he shall be a priest upon his throne and the counsel of peace shall be between them both’. The‘both of them’ being referred to are Jesus and the Archangel working together as the two witnesses for three thousand five hundred years as covered earlier.
Now, as the coming out of Egypt is a spiritual stage linked by time, as the stage in an individual’s life when ‘Miraculously’ there is a heightened level of consciousness to ‘belief’ not caused by will or age or any other exterior force, but purely by Grace or the power of the Holy Spirit; so too it is for the Fall of Spiritual Jerusalem; not brought on by exterior circumstance but by the will of God in the time appointed...'the troublous times'.
Zechariah 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. As the paradigm shift in consciousness occurs, (just as it did after Jesus), the Prophets words will be understood as being relevant in the modern era and the relevance of their words will be apprehended as these experiences are cognitively comprehended.
We then find the final confirmation in that, the Destruction of Jerusalem is an event that occurs in an Individual on his gradual- ‘Graal’- steps by degrees toward Gnosis and this event is that which is forewarned by the Prophets from different perspectives and will take place in one day to those who are to become ‘confirmed’ Jews. This may seem a little contrived to the sceptic, but can only be realised as a truth by analytical cross-referencing of the prophets words which is too lengthy for the present enquiry.
Those who return from Babylon are akin to attaining the Grail. The fall of Jerusalem signals a point in Time for an individual as the start of the 7 year spiritual captivity as it did the 70 year historical captivity for the Jews as in Daniel 9:24, ‘Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy’. The prophet here is making his reference plain as alluding to spiritual elevation. This is speaking of an individual’s spiritual center and Jerusalem as the holy city within. It is confirming that as the Captivity wrought obedience to the law after the seventy years with the ensuing realization that all the prophets had spoken the truth...... and so too is it to occur again in the individual. The confirmation or proof of which, to the Jews was by what had transpired in their captivity and thus the prophets words being validated and this same experience is now to be apprehended individually in the spiritual context.
Really the outcome of the experience for the individual is the same as it was for the Jews of the Captivity and here is the validation of the historical value of the period of 'Historical Time', in that it acts as pre-cognition in the individual. It also should validate to the sceptic, the reasons for the work of God appearing as concentrated upon one tribe alone so that his ‘Curious Work’ might be established in consciousness that all men might understand. The main stumbling block to the sceptic is why the God of one small tribe and the records of his interaction in one specific location, should in any way be relevant to the world as a whole. Is there any other way of recording this work that started six thousand years ago that it might be understood by every individual.... especially if the cognitive process is part of the Divine revelation? The obvious answer would be to appreciate, how far and wide this Biblical record has now affected more than half of the population of the world.
We should be reassured of the concept of 'Biblical Time' and that we are not being deluded, because it is again seen in the next verse that follows, ‘Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem unto the anointed one, the prince, shall be seven weeks and at the double (twice) of threescore weeks, it shall be built again, with broad places being cut, in the times of trouble’.
Most translations have this as ‘Sixty two’ weeks but the essence of the prophecy is spelling out the seven weeks as we know being synonymous with the captivity and also confirming this period in spiritual time as the doubling of that time in Historical Time as occurring at six thousand years in Biblical time. This is saying that the anointed one is coming at the time that is equivalent to the when the seventy years captivity occurred and followed by its equivalent which is the restoration of the spiritual Jew to Spiritual Jerusalem and it is at this time that it is indicated that the Archangel will come. After enduring the seven years of Spiritual captivity (split by three and a half then three and a half) the Jerusalem of the internalised Conscious landscape will be opened up as opposite to restrained or confined (uninhibited, not oppressed).
Essentially the whole experience that happened to the Jews in Historical time is now undergone on an individual basis by spiritual Jews and these are ‘Troublous times’. This all takes place at the stage when consciousness has reached that period in historical time when the captivity took place and this time is therefore doubled i.e as occurring now in consciousness (replicated) and this happens at the year 6,000(sixty weeks) of Biblical time. We are told to discern this spiritual event when 6,000 years has occurred twice, one as accounted in spiritual time reckoned by Michael helping the Elect in the Medo-persian era coinciding with the passage of 6,000 years of Biblical time to the present era.
These are inalterable prophecies that eventually will be understood as the next thousand years unfold. Here, every man is being warned to discern for himself that the destruction of spiritual Jerusalem will come, that these will be times of trouble for the soul and each Jew (from any nation or old religion) will have to endure the seven weeks as the Jews did seventy years in captivity.... and this will happen at the six thousandth year period of Biblical time when 'Historical Time' has been replicated in the Times i.e. what happened in history has now doubled, caught up with itself or synchronised to that point in the ‘Times’ when the captivity took place. This will in fact be the validation (consciously understood) that the prophets words are based not only in History but have their validation in consciousness.
However, just to be clear, the point at which 'Historical Time' is fully replicated as the first 4,000 years is 2300.AD. So we see that even in the Half Times we are still mirroring to completion the last part of historical time. What happened in the first three and a half thousand years of the Historical period of Time has been brought into synchronisation with spiritual time to correlate with the captivity, i.e. the Times to the destruction of Jerusalem because as we have heard, ‘nowhere else will it happen like it happens to Jerusalem’ because in Daniel 9:12 we are told that God will bring ‘upon us a great evil, for under the whole of heaven, it hath not been done as it hath been done upon Jerusalem’.
Finally before leaving what is an immense subject, which we have just briefly skirted over, let us look at Daniel’s other vision of the beasts in Chapter 7, in which Newton was so captivated. Daniel saw. 3 Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea. 4“The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of a man was given to it.
This is the period in the spiritual sense of the whole of historical Time i.e. the first 4000 years but this also in history is when Daniel wrote the prophecy in the Babylonian period and is typified by the Lion with two wings of Egypt and Babylon and man’s spiritual development up to that point. What makes Man differ from the Animals is the Spirit that has been developed within him by God’s divine hand and the Jew can only be classified as a Jew (in prophetical understanding) based upon two Spiritual occurrences; The coming out of Egypt and a Return from Babylon. These are the two feet which constitute Man i.e. spiritual man. It is within these two events that the heart becomes engraved, where belief and knowledge of the divine are established. 5“And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’
This period in Historical Time is the Medo-Persian period which follows the Babylonian period historically but in the Times which as we have covered (the 2000 year period that follows historical time), this beast signifies the period in which over the last 2000 years, religion has nullified the three Abrahamic religions and likened to a bear, it has consumed the adherents that have practised this dead and lifeless ritualised intellectual simile instead of what should be a very much alive and ‘lived by’ reality. Religion has formalised and liturgised what should in reality be a living entity, rendering it mundane and lifeless and one sided. The three bones signify the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religions as dead and lifeless. This period like the bear, has consumed many souls for they have not fused with the spirit giving the allusion of only raising up one side i.e. the soul and not the spirit, yet it is in the period of the Times where the saints should be created, but for the most part religion has denied life through dead practices. All is not negative though regarding religion as it has to have been part of the divine plan, otherwise the prophets’words would not have reached this era. The bear was also given leave to eat its fill of flesh.
6“After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule. This Leopard represents the rapid spread of the Greek empire covering the four corners of the known world circa 320B.C. This was 200 years after Zerubbabel and Joshua the High Priest returned from Babylon and had commenced the foundations of the Second Temple. Alexander has the dominion of the whole known world and this was given of God, and according to his will, for to who else can it be ascribed, that with thirty thousand men, Alexander should beat an army of six hundred thousand or more and subdue so many kingdoms and nations in the space of just a few years. The four heads of the beast signify the four kingdoms into which the Grecian empire was divided after Alexander's death and the four kingdoms of the Diadochi or "successors" into which the Macedonian empire was divided at the death of Alexander. The Leopard signifies the intermingling of the races by its spots and is also equitable with the king of Greece who comes after Michael ‘has come forth’ as we saw earlier in a correct translation of Daniel 10:20.
In effect, this brief period is 333 years long from the present era and this is the period that the leopard represents in the beginning of the 1000 year period that is known as Half of the Times or ‘Half Times’. In historical time it coincides with the era before the Roman era. This is the period of the king of Greece, the first part of the seventh and final day of the seven thousand year week. It is one third of the one thousand year period called ‘Half of Times’, leaving a remainder of 666 years. It coincides with just after Mid-week of Biblical Time that is marked at 500BC.
7“After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns. Most commentators believe this fourth beast is the Roman church and the boastful person is the Pope that has a mouth speaking great things, full of boasting that pretends to unlimited jurisdiction, professing infallibility, promising to absolve from all sins and threatening to send to everlasting destruction all kings, kingdoms, and individuals, who would dare to dispute his power and authority. The Pope certainly looks like a candidate but he is no different from the other religions, but the beast was diverse from all the beasts that were before it. Daniel does not specify particularly in what respects it was different, for he does not attempt to give its appearance. It was not a lion, a bear, or a leopard, but he does not say precisely what it was. These were kingdoms or empires which existed before the advent of Jesus and the Roman era. Whereas the other kingdoms consist of only one material, this fourth beast consists of two, iron and clay(that which is corrupt mixed with that which has been moulded) on which much stress is laid, Da 2:41-43. In Daniel 2:39 he tells the king “After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. 40Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.
The fourth beast is the consciousness of Man that still has no knowledge of God. It has been made from the earth and like clay, has been moulded by divine intervention, but the will of man is as strong as iron and easily corroded. Some men in this era will still not accept that they live within a divine plan. The iron teeth are synonymous with the iron legs of the statue and feed on shame and corruptness and the same mix is also reiterated in the statues feet being partly of iron and partly of baked clay. The elect will be those who duly believe with this heightened consciousness.
At present we are entering the period of the third beast, it is in this period that Michael comes forth to unite the three Abrahamic religions in to one horn which again will be formalised and corrupted but here in terms of empire periods being replicated in consciousness it is the commencement of the Greek period. At 2333AD, ‘Historical time’ will be synchronised with the ’Times’ of the last two thousand years plus 333 years of the final day as this is a continuum of progression in consciousness as a reflection of the past. This is the time of the appearance of the fourth beast, which is diverse from all the others in that it is constructed from, or is a reflection of, the two previous time periods but also including the first 333 years of its own period which is a third of the last thousand year period. This is relative to and indicative of the time of the sounding of the angels in Revelation 8:6 where the final seven hundred years are accounted with each missing a third of their own time.
The one horn being formed or replacing the other three that came before it, is synonymous with a formalised or intellectualised new consciousness that replaces the three old religions that has become corrupted since Michael came with his message just as the church corrupted the message of Jesus. The ten horns indicate the evolution of religion and the will of man that has contrived them and in another sense concurring with the ten toes upon which the edifice of man’s consciousness stands constituted by the empires.
8“While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully. This is interesting in that it predicts the usual misunderstanding of religion after the three have been united and this is probably personified as being the antichrist. It then continues on, 11 Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. 12 The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.
13“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
15“I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. 16 I approached one of those standing there and asked him the true meaning of all this.
“So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things: 17‘The four great beasts are four kingdoms that will rise from the earth.The last kingdom being the last 666 years, 18 But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.’
19“Then I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws.
The bronze claw was not mentioned earlier, but since the bronze era of Greece (as part of the earlier statue of man), is part of the one thousand years, it is incorporated into the forth beast. The first beast was the Egyptian and Babylonian period. The second beast was the Medo-Persian both of these having their reflection in spiritual growth during the ‘Times’ i.e. the last 2000 years. However the third beast is representative of the short lived Greek world dominion and occurs in the same ‘half times’ as the forth beast. the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. 20 I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell—the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully. 21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom. The time of the saints possession of the Kingdom commences 666 years before the end of Biblical time. Those who do not still believe, even being part of the heightened consciousness of mankind, will not inherit the promise of eternal life but it is individual choice within this framework that is fated or pre-ordinated by Time that divide the saint, the Jew or the sheep from the evil, the rebellious and the goat.
23“He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.
The ten horns are part of the fourth beast and it will exist in the ‘half of Times’;it is diverse from the rest, in that it is not constructed nor does it wholly mirror historical Time, but it is mostly mirroring the Times as the fourth beast is equivalent to the Roman empire, the Greek period of 333 being in the same time period of ‘half time’ as the 666, which is what constitutes the fourth beast. So the fourth beast is in effect, mirroring part of the ‘Times’ if one followed linearly that which transpired in historical Time as it progressed into the Times as the Roman Empire did as the progression is in continuum. It is this that differentiates it from the other three beasts in that those first three directly mirror historical time and no other is a mirror for the most part of the Times from which it is derived. So very much so ,it is unlike the others when it comes to fruition in that it is third generational and is comprised of much that is built in consciousness in the Times. A bit complicated but this is the convoluted process by which man is brought to Gnosis.
In the one thousand years that remain, once the 333 years have passed, the fourth beast will come and this subdues the first beast (the Egypt and Babylon period from historical time); the second beast (the Medo –Persian from the Times) and the third beast (the Greek from half times). These which are the constructs or ‘make up’ of man’s consciousness, which has been built up in, Time ,the times and half time, will be now overpowered becoming part of the new elevated consciousness of Mankind.
26 But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’
The consequences of the unveiling of History
What, is the outcome of such an investigation and how are we to be benefited, now that we are to be made cognizant that mankind is part of a Divine plan? The answer to which is ‘much and in every way’as St. Paul answered to the question of the Merits of being a Jew. ‘Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God’. As we have seen, a Jew can only be understood in the non-Religious sense as one spiritually to have come out of Egypt and also to have submitted after the fall of the Spiritual Jerusalem to certain knowledge of the existence of God. This is the true definition of a spiritual Jew.
As is evident today, religion as a whole has carried out one function that can be accounted as positive for the modern era in that, without religious bodies, we would never have had this ancient knowledge passed down through the generations. Even though corrupted in part, there would be no conceptual starting point or reference for a basis for Gnosis. All religions are equally futile in the modern era because God’s Law has permeated across the world by means of conscience and those Laws which it obeys, have permeated the many religions with cultural additions. Unless the Gradual steps up to the Temple are understood as man’s heritage and potential (and there are no shortcuts), the world in all its materialism will go on killing and travailing in vain.
Drugs are the substitute for the inane in their search for the Divine, refusing belief and confounded in their own subtlety. We should understand that all people are programmed to quest for understanding, but they short circuit themselves by their own will against what the work of God has engraved upon them, and therefore losing the battle against themselves.
How may we be certain that God has left his message to be understood in the scriptures that follow one tribe that emanates from Judah? The first thing to look at, is how many people have these scriptures affected and how is it, (apart from cultural differences and individual nations endemic corruption of the Law), that we have a United Nations establishment in which each can criticize the others non adherence to what is a common understanding of right and wrong, yet is driven by perspective.
If it were not for fundamentalism within the United Nations, the problem of Israel could be negotiated to a peaceful settlement. The different nations have varying propensities to rationalize what are essentially, a code of ethics which are understood in every country. This rationalisation is the cause of disagreement, but when all nations understand that Man’s development is within a Divine plan, the world view will be less divisive. The Law given to all those who came out of Egypt is the very benchmark and bedrock by which all the nations judge and critique each other and acts as a testimony to measure how much they stray from adherence to an engraved conscience. The corruption that occurred culturally by the individual nations rationalisation of the Law, has distorted what was innately imprinted as conscience.
Even those who have never heard of the God of the Jews, by the works of God find eligibility as inheritors by adherence to what is indelibly engraved on the heart of every man and for this asset Mankind as a whole is indebted to the Jewish Diaspora. Even if there is no cognition of the allegorization of the Divine plan which is written in the Bible, the coming out of allegorical Egypt into belief is accounted as the first step to the enlightenment of the individual whether the individual is cognisant of this, or not. This, as we have tried to elucidate in these pages, is a form of template, created by Man’s history since the intervention of what we call God, and can be seen in the very facet of the replication of our past as we evolve spiritually, not only through Absolute time, (that which governs the laws of physics which are immutable..... the very mechanics of the universe); not only through Lineal time, (that which we can grasp such as age and through which we measure time, leading to understanding evolution and relative geological periods), but also Biblical Time, (that by which we might understand the story of Mankind, by locating ourselves within a framework that otherwise is too vast to comprehend, by means of orientation).
Without the intelligible concept of the Seven thousand Years, man has no way to orientate himself until full gnosis is achieved, this being the very reason for a time frame that not only can be referenced, but understood in terms of pre-cognition. The aim of the story that we have been presented by God in the scriptures has been the story of Mankind since God’s intervention to raise consciousness by his spirit and 'his story' has become our history. Ishmael and Edom have become allegories in part of that story forming part of our history as they also were of the Abrahamic tree but now have become synonymous with the Choice mechanism within a fated directive or blueprint for the benefit of Mankind.
For the modern man, there is only one qualification, the only disqualification is non-belief. Belief is what every major religion professes to teach, yet they have become dead, almost becoming culpable of misdirection through over intellectualisation of what is essentially a life experience for the living. Belief is to be lived by those blessed with this spirit before it is deadened. To give but one example of belief and adherence to the law as either being dead or alive it is worth looking at the nations. Some nations with the highest number of ‘Believers’ per capita are recognisably the most corrupt of all the Nations, yet other nations with a secular culture and without a propensity to religious practice have sometimes a high adherence to the Law. This is the conundrum of ‘Belief’, but in what do people believe and how is it outwardly gauged.
Religion seems to be the metaphorical beast, the Dragon that needs to be slayed so that men might live through the Law rather that in slavish obedience to it; to obey or submit to what has been inscribed on those nations or individuals who obey the law. God is no respecter of persons or nations...... which is plainly seen through the plight of the Jews through the millennia and the starving nations which exist across the globe. The only meritorious possession of Man is the spiritual part of him that fuses with the soul at the advent of belief and this will live and always be prized by God. The cycle of soul returning in the mass of bodies that cover the globe travailing and questing toward the temple within the Holy city, within a time frame of seven thousand years and according to a divine plan, is the only way or path that is revealed to Mankind and we are innately programmed, yet given choice. Belief, then obedience, followed by enlightenment or contrarily non-belief then despair followed by death. It is therefore exposed and made plain that those nations which witness the most turmoil are those furthest from the law.
A common view of the atheist is, “why if God is omnipotent, does he allow such carnage?” The answer can only be viewed as Man’s ability to destroy himself by non-belief and a nation’s inherent, non-adherence to the law through corruption, becoming part of its own self-destruction. Finally, as the world order stands today, is it not a strange coincidence that the most probable cause for the next global war is religion? We are in a better position to understand the dilemmas of religious differences if we can understand the reality of our pre-programming which is evident in the scriptures of the Jews.
However, it is the Jews who live in Israel who seem to be the most likely cause of the next religious war. This is not implying that it is the current generations doing but rather the misunderstanding of the prophets by their forebears who flocked to be near Jerusalem believing that it was still the holy place of which the prophets spoke. Equally the Palestinian intolerance of their presence has exacerbated the problem over the years to arrive at the present impasse.
This situation has been inflamed by the religious incompetents, that pretend to the Levitical inheritance from many nations. The contention spurred on by the sub-conscious knowledge that the religious leaders from many nations have no inheritance in the spiritual Promised Land. The priests-the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel, Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren.
The only solution is integration through new understanding, Palestinian with those who now live in Israel, sharing their portion of the Earth. If the Jews in Israel had knowledge of the real Jerusalem that should be their inheritance and potential, they would share the land and live in harmony as potential co- inheritors of a much Holier Promised Land. The divine plan is greater than building the third temple on the same outdated piece of earth that has now lost its initial significance.
Jerusalem has been fought over for generations through religious ignorance, because once in history it housed the Ark of the Covenant in its Temple. The Temple is no longer there, but Jerusalem has become the blueprint for the spiritual land. The Promised Land that the third temple will occupy is the inheritance of every man led to Gnosis by adherence to the Law through the certain knowledge of God, as consciousness comes to fruition over the next thousand years.
It would be of no surprise that the book of the Law and the Ark of the Covenant have been deposited in the tomb by the Templars which remain there along with the body of Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea. It may be the unveiling of this tomb as Melkin attests or the witness of this event on a Global scale predicting devotion at the shrine.... that will bring in a new understanding and possibly peace to the Nations.