Temple to Ba’al, Ancient Idol Worshiped in Biblical Times, Will Stand in Times Square,New York,U.S.A.

Temple to Ba’al, Ancient Idol Worshiped in Biblical Times, Will Stand in Times Square
“And Eliyahu came near unto all the people, and said: ‘How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ And the people answered him not a word.” I Kings 18:21 (The Israel Bible™)

  
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Next month, a symbol of Biblical paganism which was stamped out after monotheism appeared with the patriarch Abraham will rise in two of the major cultural centers of the world, London and New York, the New York Times reported.

The original center of idol worship on which the structures will be modeled stood in Palmyra, Syria, for 2,000 years – until ISIS arrived in August of 2015 and, viewing the temple as a formidable spiritual threat and symbol of idolatry, destroyed it.

ISIS has reduced to rubble many ancient religious and Biblical sites since it began its reign in Iraq and Syria: St. Elijah’s Monastery, the tomb of the Biblical prophet Jonah, the ancient city of Ninevah. While the world has mourned the loss of these irreplaceable sites, only one will be rebuilt: the arch of the Temple of Palmyra, better known as the Temple of Ba’al.

  
Temple Of Baalshamin in 2010 (Now Destroyed) – Palmyra Ruins – Syria (Photo: Adwa/Shutterstock)

Uusing a database of thousands of photos, the Institute for Digital Archaeology will create a full-sized, 15-meter tall, 3D-printed replica of the entrance arch to the Temple of Palmyra, one of the few elements of the destroyed temple still standing. The pieces will be made off-site and then assembled in place in London’s Trafalgar Square and New York’s Times Square. The arches will be centerpieces for the UNESCO World Heritage Week in April.

Meanwhile, Syria has reconquered Palmyra and despite an ongoing humanitarian crisis, the government is dedicating resources to rebuild the temple.

Ironically, the Temple of Palmyra, lauded as a symbol of defiance in the face of religious extremism, was built for ancient idol worship which preached a form of moral decrepitude that may sound startlingly familiar.

Palmyra was dedicated in 32 CE to the worship of Bel, or as most Bible readers would know him, Ba’al. Lower levels of the ground underneath the Temple of Palmyra indicate human occupation that goes back to the third millennium BC. Converted into a Christian church during the Byzantine Era, parts of the structure were modified into a mosque by Muslims in 1132. It remained in use as a mosque until the 1920s.

The Temple was originally dedicated to the Mesopotamian god Ba’al, whose principal forms of worship were burning babies alive and bisexual orgies. Symbolizing a major religion that challenged Judaism, Ba’al was mentioned in the Bible over 90 times, becoming the archetype of worshipping evil.

The devotees of Ba’al believed he was the source of rain and universal bounty. Promiscuity was not penalized, as unwanted children could be offered up to the god, nor was procreation valued, as homosexual relations were encouraged. Pantheistic, they worshipped Mother Nature while rejecting the concept of a creator.

While these extreme beliefs are no longer widespread, disturbing parallels to modern morality and culture have emerged in recent years.

Throughout America and the world, the rights of those that object to the growth of an unrestricted sexual culture are increasingly at odds with a liberal mentality which welcomes sexual freedom. In legal cases which pit religious freedom against gay rights, businesses, facing fines and punitive actions, are required to violate their religious beliefs and conform to state-enforced moral codes. Religious colleges are threatened with loss of accreditation over policies concerning sexuality.

In his State of the Union Address in January, President Barack Obama channeled pantheism when he stated that the largest threat to American security was climate change, ignoring the growing and immediate threat of Islamic terrorism and privileging nature over human life.

In contrast to the rest of the Western world, Ba’al is unlikely to be celebrated anytime soon in Israel, which has a history of triumphing over the pagan god. The story begins with the prophet Elijah at the Carmel.

As written in chapter 18 of I Kings, Jezebel, the foreign wife of King Ahab, convinces her husband to kill the prophets and promote the worship of Ba’al and Asherah. Elijah defied their decrees, hiding prophets and challenging the priests of Ba’al to a contest on Mount Carmel.

The priests of Ba’al were unsuccessful in calling fire down from heaven to burn the bull offering on their altar. Elijah soaked his altar with water and called down a fire that consumed his bull and the entire altar. The priests of Ba’al were killed and the Children of Israel repented, returning to God.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, made a prescient comment on the new moral reality in an article in the the Wall Street Journal in 2011, warning, “A tsunami of wishful thinking has washed across the West saying that you can have sex without the responsibility of marriage, children without the responsibility of parenthood, social order without the responsibility of citizenship, liberty without the responsibility of morality and self-esteem without the responsibility of work and earned achievement.”

Worship of Ba’al, replete with child sacrifice and orgies, may not be returning. However, in the name of freedom, Western culture has incorporated extreme elements that seriously challenge Judeo-Christian beliefs and values.

Gnostic View of ‘Christ Versus Antichrist’

  
Dazzling intellectualism, as the manifested functionalism of the psychological “I,” is without a doubt the Antichrist.

Those who suppose that the Antichrist is a strange personage born somewhere on the Earth or coming from this or that country are certainly completely mistaken. We have emphatically stated that the Antichrist is definitely not a particular person, but all people. Obviously, the Antichrist itself exists deep within each person and expresses itself in many ways.

Intellect which is placed in the service of the Spirit is useful; intellect which is divorced from the Spirit becomes useless. Villains arise from intellectualism without spirituality: a vivid manifestation of the Antichrist. Obviously, the villain, in and for itself, is the Antichrist.

Unfortunately, the world today with all its tragedies and miseries is governed by the Antichrist. The state of chaos in which modern humanity finds itself is undoubtedly due to the Antichrist. [ ]

Clearly, the intellectual animal mistakenly called human being is a robot, programmed at kindergarten, primary and secondary school, college and the university, etc. No one can deny that a programmed robot functions according to its programming. In no way could it function if the program were removed. The Antichrist has produced the program with which the humanoid robots of these decadent times are programmed. [ ] 

A child is born innocent and pure. The Essence expressing itself through each child is exceedingly precious. Without a doubt, Nature deposits in the brain of newborns all the wild, natural, sylvan, cosmic and spontaneous information indispensable for the capture or comprehension of truths. These are contained in any natural phenomena perceivable by the senses. This means that a new born baby can discover by itself the reality of each natural phenomenon. Regrettably, the Antichrist’s program interferes with it, and the marvelous qualities placed by Nature in the brains of the newborns are soon destroyed. The Antichrist prohibits different ways of thinking; all babies that are born must be programmed by order of the Antichrist.

There is no doubt that the Antichrist mortally hates that precious sense of the Being known as the ‘faculty of instinctive perception of cosmic truths.’

-Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion

  
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The antichrist is materialism and intellectualism. Antichristic materialistic values permeate our world, causing us to think that material, physical reality is all that exists.

The Christ is a universal and cosmic force that enters into creation to redeem and elevate, to forgive and to love. The antichrist can never understand sacrifice born of love, compassion and mercy which is a pure action of the Christ force.

In our current psychological state we are human robots programmed by the antichrist with the values of materialism and intellectualism. We do not listen to our hearts that cry out before injustice and suffering, we merely escape into theories of the mind or distracting pleasures.

Robots are created in the world by the intellectual values, and may be programmed to have a great intelligence and even to learn new things. But a robot can never have consciousness in the truest sense, which is a faculty of the divine, internal Essence that comes from the superior worlds. Samael Aun Weor writes that in ancient Atlantis they developed a technology that could transplant the consciousness of an elemental (spirit of plant or animal) into a robot so that it had some level of autonomy, but this is a violation of nature, and not a true birth of a living creature with a real consciousness.

Robots built by humans are becoming more and more advanced, and unfortunately because of our psychological state of sleep and disconnection from our true Being, we think that robots will eventually become equal or superior to humans in every respect. We believe that a robot with great abilities with calculation, memory, and learning is the highest level of being, but this just shows our disconnection from our true internal Being, from God, from love and compassion through a superior emotion.
Everything that is created is from sex, the mixture of the positive, negative and neutral forces. Robots are created by humans with their consciousness trapped and conditioned by materialism; robots are not imbued with the divine consciousness that is a natural outgrowth of sexual creation.

Robots can never truly love, they cannot develop the higher emotions of mercy, wisdom, discernment, they cannot develop Christic virtues of sacrifice for others out of love. The antichrist is intellectual materialism; Christ is love beyond what we can even imagine, and yet Christic love can exist in the smallest moments of our lives, which we cherish forever and spread out into the world.

This Week’s Torah Portion | March 20 – March 26, 2016 – 10 Adar II – 16 Adar II, 5776

Tzav (Command) Parsha – Weekly Torah Portion
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THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION:
Tzav (צו | Command)
Torah: Leviticus 6:1-8:36
Haftarah: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3, 9:22-23
Gospel: Mark 7:31-8:38

This Week’s Torah Portion | March 20 – March 26, 2016 – 10 Adar II – 16 Adar II, 5776

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus) arrived in the synagogue in Nazareth and was asked to read the portion (Isaiah 61) from the Prophets.

We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God’s Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will illumine specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel. The Haftarah, unless otherwise noted, will be that read in Ashkenazy synagogues around the world. The references for all texts are those found in English translations of the Scriptures.

The readings for this week March 20-26, 2016 are called Tsav—“Command!”

TORAH

Leviticus 6:8—8:36

In this week’s readings, Moses is told to command Aaron and his sons concerning the offerings they will shortly begin making before God. Careful instruction is made concerning each of these—with emphasis on the holiness of the priest’s activities. Then Aaron and his sons are then consecrated, clothed in their holy garments and anointed, and atonement is made for them before they begin their duties on behalf of the people.

HAFTARAH

Jeremiah 7:21—8:36; 9:23-24

*Jeremiah 7:29b-34 (Emphases ours). “ ‘For the children of Judah have done evil in My sight,’ says the LORD. ‘They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it. And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart. Therefore behold, the days are coming,’ says YHVH, ‘when it will no more be called Tophet, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; for they will bury in Tophet until there is no room…then I will cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the beride. For the land shall be desolate’”

The Ben Hinnom Valley—The Curse and the Blessing

The Ben Hinnom [i.e. “Son of Hinnom”] valley is first mentioned in Scripture in Joshua 15:8 where it formed part of the northern border for the tribe of Judah. The valley slopes eastward to where it joins with the Kidron Valley just south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It was almost certainly through this valley that the Ark of the Covenant was carried during David’s time, to be placed in a tent near the Gihon Springs at the foot of Mount Zion. There it rested for over 30 years before being carried higher still to a place prepared for it in the Temple built by Solomon on Mount Moriah. Yet, in his old age Solomon was lured away from his God, and set up high places for the gods of his wives.

One of these gods was Molekh—“the abomination of the people of Ammon” (I Kings 11:7)—and its center of worship became the Ben Hinnom valley. King Ahaz 200 years later “burned incense in the Valley of Ben-Hinnom and burned his sons in fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom YHVH had driven out before the sons of Israel” (II Chronicles 28:3). This evil deity demanded the sacrifice of children, and thousands were burned to death in this valley. It is thought that these dreadful rites were accompanied by the sound of drums. The drum (Hebrew: toph) is one of the musical instruments blessed by God; Psalm 150:4 names it as among those to be used for releasing high praise! But Satan had misappropriated its sound for evil, so that the Ben Hinnom valley came to be known by another name—Tophet, probably from the thunder of drums as babies were being slaughtered here.

By the time of the prophet Jeremiah, God had had enough—and as seen in our reading, today, placed a curse over the valley—it would no longer be called Tophet–but the “Valley of Slaughter”—or “The Valley of Dead Bodies.” A place for graves. By the time of Yeshua/Jesus, the name “Valley of Hinnom” (Gey-Hinnom) had been returned to it, but in a Greek form, Gehenna. It was now a place of burning the city’s rubbish—and the name became a euphemism for Hell—a place of torment (it was this word which is used by Yeshua in such passages as Mark 9:42-48).

BUT GOD!

Yet “the Earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof!”—The blood of Yeshua redeems the earth (adamah) as well as human-kind (adam) from the curse! In the last verse of Jeremiah 31, the same chapter which speaks of a New Covenant, God promises that “the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes” will someday be “HOLY TO THE LORD”! And in Zechariah 2:12, He states that this valley falls within an area of which He will again take possession as His inheritance in the Holy earth (adamah)!

We believe that our present generation may be witnesses to this promise beginning to come to life!

During the past 16 years, believers from both Israel and nations around the world have come to pray in the valley, confessing sin—the murder of infants in the past, and those slain each year in the present through abortion. There has been prayer for the cleansing of the land. There have been “worship watches” with little children in the valley.

During this time, a 24/7 room for worship and intercession has been raised up on the edge of the valley (the northern border of Judah—praise!). The drums have been redeemed!! And for over ten years they have joined with other instruments and many voices in releasing praise into the atmosphere to prepare the way for the coming King. A community of believers has also come into being on the edge of the valley.

This year a cd of worship and praise in both Hebrew and Arabic written and performed by young Israelis is being prepared in the place where music was once forced into the service of hell. Meanwhile, the city has come in and cleaned up the rubbish which once filled parts of the valley; they have landscaped the area and installed a scenic promenade. Change is coming in this place in Jerusalem which God has promised will again be set apart to the LORD!

Please pray that God’s Kingdom Come, His will be done in the Valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem!

Rainbow over the valley which will become
Holy to the LORD!

The Torah and Haftarah portions for next week March 27- April 2, 2016 are called :

Shemini–“Eighth Day”:

TORAH: Leviticus 9:1—11:47; + Shabbat Parah : Numbers 19:1-22

HAFTARAH: Ezekiel 36:16-38

In A Nutshell

The portion, Tzav (Command), deals with rules of sacrificing, especially those related to priests. The portion mentions the commandment to donate the fertilizer, the gift offering, sin offering, guilt offering, peace offering, and the prohibition to eat animal fat.

Tzav also mentions punishments for those who eat non-kosher meat, as it is written, “The soul that eats from it shall bear iniquity (Leviticus, 7:18). One who eats fat from the offerings, “The soul that eats shall be cut off from its people” (Leviticus, 7:25), and one who eats the offerings’ blood, “That soul shall be cut off from its people” (Leviticus, 7:20).

Subsequently, the portion deals with the seven days of filling, and the inauguration of the tabernacle. The Creator commands Moses to assemble Aaron and his sons the priests, and the whole congregation at the door of the tent of meeting. Moses washes Aaron and his sons and dresses them with the clothes of priesthood. Moses puts the anointing oil over the tabernacle and all that is in it, and sanctifies Aaron and his sons, showing the priests—following the Creator’s command—what to do with the various organs of the offerings.

Commentary

The Korban (offering/sacrifice, from the word, Karov [near]) is the way to draw near the Creator. There is nothing but the offerings. Today we are in the worst state. There is nothing worse than this world and our current state. We must come out of that state and advance toward the Boreh (Creator), from the words Bo Re’eh (come and see). We will discover the Creator according to the changes and corrections in us because the upper force, namely the upper light, is in complete rest, and all the changes occur in us, as it is written, “I the Lord do not change” (Malachi, 3:6).

Nearing the Creator depends on our qualities. Therefore, we must all change ourselves and correct all the negative and egoistic desires in us, according to the order the Torah narrates. The word Torah comes from the word Horaa (instruction) how to correct our egoistic desires, turn them into aiming toward bestowal and love, and shift from unfounded hatred to absolute love.

The bad global crisis is happening due to unfounded hatred among everyone. There is abundance in the world, but we cannot share it among us. We cannot establish social justice, connection, unity, and arrange ourselves and our lives better because of our characters, as it is written, “The inclination of a man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Genesis, 8:21). To correct the heart, which symbolizes our 613 egoistic, corrupted desires, we need the Torah.

The Torah is the “light that reforms.”[1] One who treats the Torah properly discovers one’s wickedness, as it is written, “The world was created only for the complete wicked or the complete righteous.”[2] That is, we must discover that we are completely wicked, created with an evil inclination. Then, “I have created for it the Torah as a spice”[3] because “the light in it reforms them.”[4] Then we come to a state of complete righteous. This is how we must see it.

The word Tzav means commandment. We can go through the process by a path of suffering, taking blows. This way is neither respectable nor desirable in the eyes of the Creator or the creatures. But there is another way. We can go through the process recognizing and understanding that we are being led to discover the upper force, and we are being raised to a higher dimension. The crisis and the suffering we feel in this world were intended to push us to develop to a higher level, the human one, which resembles the Creator.

There are many stages in this work. Some stages are called “the nations of the world,” and in them we scrutinize our desires and slightly correct them on the level of “nations of the world,” in whom there are seven Mitzvot (commandments). Only then we reach the degree of Israel, meaning Yashar El (straight to the Creator) where we can already direct ourselves toward the Creator.

Keeping, or observing Mitzvot (in Hebrew it is described as “making”) means performing corrections on our desires. From the 613 desires that belong to the work of Israel we achieve the degree of Levites and the degree of priests. Thus we go through the Yod–Hey–Vav–Hey from below upward, from Malchut through Zeir Anpin, Bina, Hochma, and Keter until we achieve Dvekut (adhesion) with the Creator.

This is the entire order of the work that the Torah describes, and is presented in the Babylonian Talmud. The offerings are a more complicated issue. It is in fact our entire work. Making an offering means nearing the Creator through consecutive corrections on our desires. We gradually approach the Creator with corrections that begin with the easiest desires and continue through the hardest, heaviest, and most egoistic ones.

These are desires that we sort within us and determine how to correct them. This is why the text mentions body parts, oil, time, movement, places, and a mention of the force by which we correct, and in what state. We must also keep in mind that it all concerns only our inner structure.

We are immersed in an ocean of upper light, which is the Creator, as it is written, “The upper light is in complete rest,”[5] and all the changes appear only to us, who are inside the light. If we do not feel that the light, the Creator, is filling the whole of reality, it means we are in “double concealment.” That is, we have no sensation that something is hidden from us. The first degree we reach is the sensation of concealment, that something is hidden from us.

Today the whole of humanity is beginning to perceive it. Scientists and psychologists are beginning to see that the world is round. They speak of a single force that closes in on us and controls us, that there is a unified guidance and governance, and the world is tied in harmony by fixed laws.

It is written, “He has given a law that shall not be broken” (Psalms, 148:6). Like it or not, we will eventually have to approach that law, study it, replicate it to ourselves, and keep it. If we want it, good. If we do not, we will be forced to accept it by blows, as many stories in the Torah describe.

The Torah tells us about bad things that will ostensibly happen if we do not do what we should. It is necessary to have the recognition of evil and its disclosure. It is written, “I have created the evil inclination,”[6] so each time the evil inclination must appear, and we must correct it. We can discern the evil inclination only if we fall into it. But if we come prepared we will not mingle with it or fall under it, but control it and correct it. This is actually why we were given the Torah.

The whole world is approaching that recognition. Many scientists already maintain that we exist in a circular system, that there is one force of nature that is acting on us and demands that we adapt ourselves to it in a global and integral world, in harmony and balance with nature. They are already talking about holism and other such phenomena, so there are already some excitement and impressions, and approaching the truth.

First we must obtain the recognition that there is truly something hidden from us. This is considered “concealment,” and it is good; it is the sensation of exile. When we are in exile, we feel it by the contact with the upper force that controls us and acts on us. It is so although we do not feel how it works or how it controls us; we do not understand its commands nor know what it wants of us. In fact, even if we did, we would not know how to do its will, we would be incapable of improving our situation. Internally, we recognize that if we do not know it, it will be a terrible loss. The whole world is gradually advancing toward this recognition and understanding.

Questions and Answers

When we say “Him,” are we referring to a superior law or to the Creator?

We are not referring to an image, but to a comprehensive quality that governs us—the quality of comprehensive bestowal and love. The closer we come to it, the better we can detect it.

We draw near it by establishing good connections between us, as it is written, “From the love of man to the love of God.”[7] If we establish groups for teaching the higher nature, in order to become closer and be in brotherly love, we will begin to feel the upper force according to the law of equivalence of form, namely equivalence of qualities. Then we will discover that we truly are in exile. This is the beginning of the process. Hence, when we read the story of Esther we discover the concealment, which is the first step.

As we approach Passover, a state where we feel we are in Egypt, exiled from the revelation of the light, the upper force, we have the “great Sabbath,” which stresses the importance of the sensation of exile, as it is impossible to achieve redemption without that feeling. The difference between Galut (exile) and Geula (redemption) is in the letter Aleph, representing the Aluf (Champion) of the world, in which the Creator appears. Exile is the desire to discover Him, that it is Him we must attain.

When we want to discover the Creator, we bring all our desires to a state where they do not stand in the way of the upper light, as it is written, “His glory fills the world.”[8] He fills everything without our interruption. When we restrict our sense of self-importance—the ego, independence, and sense of uniqueness, our entire “I”—we feel that the Creator passes through us. Thus we discover Him.

But first we have to be “transparent” and avoid being a partition, interfering with the quality of bestowal and love that prevails in the world. Then we discover that we truly are immersed in the upper light that fills everything, and we are in it. This is the degree we should achieve. It is the first stage of redemption.

The nearing happens in our feelings. We come to feel we are inside the upper light that fills everything and does everything, as it is written, “He did, does, and will do all the deeds.”[9] This is our salvation from all the crises, despair, and confusion in our lives.

The offering is to the Creator. We burn it, and thus seemingly give something. Why do we not offer to each other in order to draw closer? This way we could really say that through love of others we obtain something higher.

It only seems that way because of how we use our language. In the work of the offerings, a person needs to work with each egoistic desire that repels others, desires with which one wishes to exploit others and be oblivious to them. The sacrifice is to stop that desire from hindering our approach to others.

As we approach others, we create a system of mutual bestowal and discover the upper light. The upper light is between us, not in us individually. We draw it and discover it precisely by creating the quality of bestowal between us.

Does this nearing take place among the friends in the group?

The nearing is between people, not within us. Within us we can only feel egoistic phenomena. This is why we currently feel only this world through our five physical senses.

How does one offer a sacrifice from the group to the Creator?

It is the same whether one corrects one’s desires toward others or toward the Creator. We all perform the correction together, among us, to reveal the comprehensive quality of bestowal and love that prevails in the world.

The quality of bestowal is the Creator. It is a quality, the thought of creation. We do not aim toward a certain entity. It is difficult to explain it because in our world everything is very “down to earth,” clothed in matter, while in the wisdom of Kabbalah there is no substance, only forces.

It is written in this portion that if the children of Israel do not make the offering properly they will be punished. What is the punishment?

The punishment is that we will do it regardless, as it is written, “For no banished shall be cast out from Him” (Samuel 2, 14:14), and everything will return to its root.

It is written in the portion, “that soul shall be cut off from its people” (Leviticus, 7:20). What does it mean?

It means that a person is cut off from one’s degree. If that person was already on the level of “Israel” (Hebrew: Ysrael), meaning Yashar El (straight to God), and falls from it to the degree of “nations of the world,” that person will suffer because he or she has moved away from bestowal, love, revelation, understanding, and awareness. Hence, one must spend more time searching in an unpleasant way, and only then will he or she return. This is the punishment.

When one cannot process the information properly and quickly through working on the desire with the mind, as the Torah invites us to do, it still happens but on a path of suffering. That person will do the same work but it will take longer and will be unpleasant. Similarly, if children listen to what they are told and do what they are asked well, they benefit. If they do not, they still do their chores, they have no choice, but they suffer.

How can we use the topic of offerings in our approach to education?

There is no difference. If a person is born lazy and stubborn, can he or she turn to the parents and tell them, “You have made me this way; I don’t want to study; I don’t want to listen to you; all I want is to play, that’s the way I am. Did I ask for these qualities? No, there is nothing I can do.”

Is it the parents’ fault or the person’s? What that person can do is form an environment that will help him or her be smart and successful. The environment can help us understand the purpose of creation, how to achieve it, and how to diminish suffering. Everything depends on the environment. If we work in a proper, good, supportive environment, it teaches us how to be givers, like it. This is how we approach bestowal and love. This is the work of the offerings that a person performs.

The portion speaks of priests, which indicate a very high degree. Can matters be attributed to education on this level, too?

We begin from zero, from the degree of “nations of the world. Everyone is destined to achieve it. The purpose of creation is for everyone to come into this work, correct themselves, and reach the complete end of correction, called “complete redemption.” In the First Temple, the people of Israel were already at the level of redemption, Mochin of Haya. In the Second Temple we descended to the level of Mochin of Neshama. Now we must come to the Third Temple, the highest degree on the ladder of spiritual degrees, where we include the whole of humanity.

If the sacrifice means coming closer to society, do we incorporate education in it, or is it a separate matter?

You cannot be educated alone, only in a society. A person is taught to connect with others in a relationship that is similar to the quality of the Creator. We discover this quality between us because it is only between us that He is revealed. It is akin to changing something in a radio receiver so it receives the wave outside.

From The Zohar: NRN of Week Days and NRN of the Sabbath

A wise disciple should see himself equal to all the students of Torah. This is how he should consider himself from the perspective of the Torah, from the perspective of the noetic NRN. But from the perspective of the organs of the body, the perspective of the beastly NRN, he should regard himself equal to all the uneducated people, as it is written, “One should always see himself as though the whole world depends on him.” For this reason, he should aim his mind, spirit, and soul to make those sacrifices with all the people in the world, and the Creator adds a good thought to the act. By that, “Man and beast You deliver, O Lord.”

Zohar for All, Tzav (Command), item 71

The upper light is intended to reform everyone—those on the animate degree, and those on the human degree. This is why no one can say, “It’s not for me.” There must be a study of the wisdom of Kabbalah because cannot draw the light without it. This is why the wisdom of Kabbalah is called “Torah of light,” “internality of the Torah,” the light that reforms.

Is it only the light that corrects? Will we never be able to correct our relationships?

Never. The world is beginning to realize it. It may take some time but we are already approaching it, beginning to agree with it.

It is palpable that the world is on the verge of giving up on most everything else.

It is felt, and they are in the right direction. They already understand that the change has to happen within us, regardless of whether one is Jewish or not, secular, or orthodox. The change has to be substantial and equal for all—begining to correct human nature. It is fine if one follows what is called the “practical Mitzvot (commandments), but it is just as fine if one does not. In relation to the inner change we are all the same; we must all do it.

Is the direction toward which the world is heading considered sacrifices?

Not yet. Sacrifices begin only through the light that reforms because this is what corrects us. We are all on the worst degree, though we have yet to recognize it as the worst. We are still unaware and unconscious in regard to the evil.

[1] Midrash Rabah, Eicha, “Introduction,” Paragraph 2.
[2] Babylonian Talmud, Masechet Berachot, p 61b.
[3] Babylonian Talmud, Masechet Kidushin, 30b.
[4] Midrash Rabah, Eicha, “Introduction,” Paragraph 2.
[5] Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Writings of Baal HaSulam, p 521.
[6] Babylonian Talmud, Masechet Kidushin, 30b.
[7] Rav Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Love of God and the Love of Man,” p 482.
[8] Part of Tefilat Amidah (Standing (18) Prayer).
[9] Said after the morning prayer (Tefilat Shaharit), the first of Maimonides’ 13 tenets.

The Virgin Mary Will Destroy Islam

The Virgin Mary Will Destroy Islam And Its Crescent Moon Idol And Wipe It Off From The Face Of The Earth
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“And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3:15)

Just one verse, Genesis 3:15, packs incredible meaning where it speaks of the Crucifixion and the final vengeance of God against the devil. A single line prophecy packing in it a plethora of fulfillments detailed in the apocalypse. One scene in the Book of Revelation chapter 12, St. John expounds on this one verse adding to the prophecy where the mother of the “the man-child” is now seen using her feet stomping and defeating two protruding horns. This crescent with its two pincers is finally destroyed.

And the temple of God was opened in heaven:
and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple,
and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail.
And a great sign appeared in heaven:
A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Revelation 11:19-12:1)

In this prophecy, she carries out the Lord’s vengeance against the devil for the “bruise” that punctured her Son’s feet and now she defeats the devil by stomping the crescent “moon under her feet” reversing the scene when she stood at the foot of the Cross watching her Son’s hands and feet pierced during history’s greatest story demonstrating that sacrifice and not pleasure is the key to heaven. This is a story to contemplate this coming Easter.

In participation with the saints in heaven led by Christ, she carries out God’s vengeance to uproot the stinger of death. It is here where “The moon will be dismayed” (Isaiah 24:23) and Bel, the moon-god bows “That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance … Bel [the moon] has bowed down, Nebo stoops over; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle” (see Isaiah 45-46). This crescent that tipped minarets, the pride of Islam, is now consigned to the necks of cattle all initiated by this “woman”.

The showdown reflects past fulfillments when the preventers of God’s temple, “Sanballat” of Nehemiah’s days is a reflection of this image of the crescent she stomps since Sanballat is Akkadian Sīnuballit which means  “begotten by Sin the moon god” (Nehemiah 2:10). Even “Geshem the Arabian” in Arabic it means “beast” is a reflection to the enemy who comes against her other “seed,” the ones who “observe God’s commands” (Rev 12:17). Now this “fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns” comes to stop the daily sacrifice of Communion and God finally intervenes.

THE WOMAN AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
Few focus on Christ’s final conversation with the faithful at the foot of the cross before He gave up the Ghost. Christ’s last words was an instruction to His mother to adopt His disciple and for His disciple to call Mary his mother.

Besides Christ Who was the greatest example of sacrifice, Mary, our Mother most Sorrowful gave the greatest sacrifice by her suffering. On that day, when Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to His mother Mary to consider John her son and for John to consider Mary as his mother:

“Woman, behold your son,” and to the disciple, “Behold your mother” (John 19:26-27).

Christ did not say or even hint to John to care for His mother as most interpret. “Behold your Mother” is a clear command to consider Mary his own “mother”. Yet the worldly interprets first and primarily for John to care for Mary even though these claim that she through sexual pleasure produced other siblings whom Jesus must have broken customary laws passed on His mother to a friend instead. And so by this “Behold your mother” is completely undermined and Revelation 12 being about Mary is completely ignored. The question is why?

Before we get to the answer to this very crucial question, this “motherhood” is not simply metaphorical, it is based on the maternal figures of Israel’s history. So important was this, that it was Christ’s final conversation with the faithful and it is here that Christ set the standard that the church represents only the Christians who take Mary as their mother. As surprising this is to the worldly, John wrote this for all of us to follow, Mary is our mother and not just an incubator, an insult to God and His order. In this scene, even though Mary never birthed John, yet Jesus commanded he call her “mother”.

The worldly would argue and question, that if this is true, why did Christ only address John to call her “mother,” excluding the other disciples?

The answer is simple, besides the disciples being absent, throughout scriptures God ordained what the worldly ignore: Corporate Responsibility.

So few consider this biblical principle as they read the scriptures glossing at the Bible as if it is an ordinary book. God in Genesis 3:15, spoke of Mary’s seed primarily about Christ, but then in Revelation 12, He spoke of her multiple seed. Corporate Responsibility is a biblical concept where one for all and all for one is a theme from Genesis to Revelation. For example: “Just as sin entered the world through one man, death through sin entered all men” (Romans 5:12). One man (Adam) did all the damage for the corporate others to suffer and it is one man (the new Adam, Christ) who does the fix for all the corporate others to heal. Just as sin entered through one man in Romans 5, the redemption thereof is through one man:

“God made him [Christ, single seed] who had no sin to be sin for us [plural seeds], so that in him [one man] we [all of us, plural] might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Corporate Responsibility is how many prophecies are fulfilled. When it comes to Christ or His mother, the relationship with their seed is corporate, as if between the saints and the King. Corporate Responsibility uses the common old maxim derived from Matthew 25, that a blessing or an attack on one of the king’s officers is an attack on the king himself. This principle is so clear when Christ in Matthew 25:40 says “Since you have done it unto one of the least of these [plural] my brethren [the King’s soldiers], you have done it unto me [the King]”.one-for-all-and-all-for-one

Prophecy can be viewed from the eyes of the worldly as if when God said He will create Adam, that He will have one man who is a head, eyes, ears, arms, legs, belly … or it can be viewed by the sacrificially minded who seeks God by digging deeper and drilling down to the complexity in the intricate strands and complex DNA. It is only then that we can find golden nuggets to understand our creator.

And as we see the human body, we observe prophecy, where in Genesis 3:15, we see the surface, an enmity between Lucifer and The Woman, yet in John 19:25-27, Revelations 11 to 12 John wrote a parallel drilling down to what Genesis 3:15 is all about. In Genesis 3:15, God gives us the face, the arms and torso while in the other parts John gave us the DNA to what entails this one verse. While Genesis gives us the individual offspring will be victorious over the serpent, this one single woman, is also the new victorious Eve and is also at war with the serpent-dragon and will share (including with all her adopted children, her offspring in corporate responsibility) in the victory. And if Christ’s Crucifixion was victory, she, including her children are also participants in destroying the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). In these prophecies, it is not a choice between one or the other, it is usually ‘all the above’ as in a corporation.

Creation speaks of an intricate plan, a DNA that in every word there is substance where “Woman” has a huge meaning and “Behold” in “Behold  your mother” is also significant emphasizing the significance of an issue where in John 19:5, Christ is presented by Pilate whom even God spoke through this pagan with the words “Ecce Homo” Behold the Man (the second Adam) and then Christ, later on that day, presents Mary from the Cross: “Behold your mother”. Behold is to “see or observe a thing or person, especially a remarkable or impressive one” as a “new dimension”: here stands the new mother of the new Zion.

The worldly read the Bible as one “swallows a camel”. The desert Arab chews his camel meat, without understanding its DNA drinks its milk and urine following the command of a false prophet named Muhammad. But the tares are worse than the Muslim for they choke the wheat. The body of God is complex and removing Corporate Responsibility has been the theology of the lazy servant whom Christ hates the most.

Even in the parables, Christ shows Corporate Responsibility. He “called his servants [plural] and entrusted his wealth to them” (Matthew 25:14) while the lazy servant ignored the Corporate Responsibility, accused the Master of “harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed” (v. 25). The lazy servant does it his way. This is the mentality we hear trumpeted throughout the west where “Jesus does it all” where “faith without nothing” is the motto. These consider it nothing of what the Copts, Serbs, Russian Orthodox, Catholic Poland … where Christianity struggles in a Maccabean war carrying crosses and combating evil even on the street.

The worldly tunnel-vision thinks of Zion and Jerusalem not as the connect between God and man from which salvation radiates, he ignores the connect with the Zion of God where such connect is corporate “You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels” (plural) “to the spirits [plural] of the righteous made perfect” and “to Christ [the King]” (see Hebrew 12:22-23). This intersession with heaven through our prayers should silence millions of the worldly who daily accuse the saints of worshipping saints and angels when all they do is slander Christ’s Body.

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The worldly ignore that when they interpret Revelation 12 saying its strictly about ‘Israel’ or ‘the Church’, they are like the Jewish post temple Christ deniers who reinterpreted Isaiah 53 “the suffering servant,” as strictly “suffering Israel”.

They do not understand what Zion is all about a miraculous birth. Even right after Isaiah 53, in Isaiah 54 following right after where God prophesied the old Zion (barren, desolate, divorced) with the new Zion of God: “because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord.”

This woman has more children and “without a husband” (v. 1) “For your Maker is your husband”.

Mary’s story is intertwined with the story of Zion: “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son” (Isaiah 66:7) is the same theme in Revelation 12:2 “And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.” This “pain” is the pain of sacrifice and suffering having reared her Son to suffer the greatest agony where God Himself was also “Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not …wounded for our iniquities, he was bruised for our sins: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed” (excerpts from Isaiah 53).

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The theme is seen in multiple places where God addresses His people Israel intertwined with the Mother of God as the story of the Emmanuel in Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel”. She is the mother of us all, Mary. While (God) Christ is our husband is throughout Isaiah and John and so is Mary.

While in Isaiah 53, this Messiah is prophesied to resurrect and “will see his seed [offspring] (v. 10) as in the greater Zion and in Isaiah 54 speaks of the portion this suffering sacrificial servant which is also depicted in the story of Sarah (Genesis 11:30) the mother of Israel, the new Israel has the new Eve: Mary.

SO WHY DO THEY IGNORE MARY?
Here we will answer the question laid out by the worldly in the beginning of our essay. Ignoring God’s clear reference to the “woman’s seed” is understood by using “serpentine wisdom” going back to Genesis 3. It was through Eve that the devil lured humanity through Adam. By ignoring Mary’s role being the successful Eve, the spirit of enmity towards the woman, Mary, will disconnect half of Eve’s seed from God’s plan. This is half of humanity. Women who are not taught to emulate their successful mother (Mary) ignore the sacrificial role to simply repeat the same deception from the serpent in Genesis 3. The disconnect from emulating Mary’s sacrifice and to focus on the man making all the sacrifice has dire consequences. If all women emulated Mary there would be less divorce, less abandonment of children and less societal degradation. This is not to mean that men are not participants, Adam listened to Eve, not the serpent directly, and so we have this condition today where Eve has more control to go against Christ through disobedience.

The worldly ignore that Lucifer has enmity towards the woman (Genesis 3:15). For any claiming Christian to reject Mary as our mother is to tow Lucifer’s agenda.

The counter question we ask is this: why get angry with us when in reality such anger is directed on the true Jesus. He was the culprit in creating such a title for Mary “behold your mother”. They are subconsciously angered with  Elizabeth for calling Mary “the mother of my Lord” (literally, the Mother of God) and at Luke for recording this encounter in chapter 1 verse 43 for dare he insinuate Mary as the mother of God.

To claim love for scriptures is not enough. The Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and every Christian-claiming cult read scriptures and while they claim to love scripture, they subconsciously hate it and is why they keep twisting the meaning of what it says and always adhere to how mere men view it instead of focusing how God views everything.

REVELATION 12 INTERPRETED BY APPLYING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Again, when it comes to Christ or His mother and the relationship between the saints and the King, we must use the common old maxim derived from Matthew 25, that a blessing or an attack on one of the king’s officers is an attack on the king himself. This principle is so clear when Christ in Matthew 25:40 says “Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren [the King’s soldiers], you have done it unto me [the King]”.

So crucial is this that it is how Christ judges the nations in Matthew 24. It is that serious. Viewing Christians triumphant is to view Christ victorious.

And here we see the tie between Matthew 24 where this same principle (Corporate Responsibility) holds when it comes to the Queen Mother in Revelation 12 beginning in Genesis 3:15 where the “woman” and “serpent” have a primary and secondary focus and so the same rule applies in Revelation 12, that the primarily focus is on the woman here and the primary goal is her seed: Jesus.

Even in interpreting Genesis, all brands of Christians agree there is a secondary focus that by her “seed” besides being the “Messiah” are also “the people of God” whom the devil has “enmity” with.

This “plural seed” in Genesis 3:15 is agreed upon unanimously even by Protestant commentators. For example, Geneva Study Bible says “Satan shall sting Christ and his members” And Matthew Poole “by way of participation, all the members of Christ“. Benson commentary states:

“her offspring, first and principally CHRIST, who, with respect to this promise, is termed, by way of eminence, her seed, (see Galatians 3:16; Galatians 3:19,) whose alone work it is to bruise the serpent’s head, to destroy the policy and power of the devil. But also, secondly, all the members of Christ, all believers and holy men, are here intended, who are the seed of Christ and the implacable enemies of the devil and his works, and who overcome him by Christ’s merit and power.”

Although this “seed” is of Christ, nevertheless, such commentary err in telling a half-truths. Genesis 3:15 is speaking of the “seed of the woman” and not the “seed of Christ”. It is her ‘plural’ seed  which is also Christ’s seed as declared in Isaiah 53: “he [Messiah] will see his seed [offspring] and prolong his days” (Isaiah 53:10).

But Revelation 12, sets a Corporate Responsibility, the “woman” sets the interpretive record straight where it strictly speaks of her seed for a reason.

But before we explain all this reason, here she has a primary and a secondary level interpretation where the primary is completely ignored and disconnected from Genesis by the false interpreters who make the secondary focus as the primary focus. This is a deliberate error from the father of error. It angers them that she is the focus being ‘crowned with twelve stars’ and she gives birth to the son (v. 2) the one who “rules the earth, with a rod of iron” (v. 5) and in their anger they switch the type (the church or Israel) to being the primary while the primary (Mary) is dissolved to nothing.

While it is true that Israel and the Church can be a type (secondary) since these also are pursued by the dragon, the primary (Mary) infuriates them making her an incubator whom they say her ashes got eaten by worms.

But a simple inductive study reveals beyond any doubt, Revelation 11-12 is speaking with primary focus on Mary just as it is in Genesis 3:15 where Jesus and Mary are intertwined within the same prophecy. In Psalm 2:7 God The Father speaks to God The Son “You are my son, today I have begotten you” this “begetting” involves a woman in Revelation 12: “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron” where in the Psalm we read: “I shall give thee the heathen … to rule them with a rod of iron.”

This “Son” is the “Word of God” in Revelation 19:13 which we see can never be primarily Israel since Israel during the Tribulation are not the ones who “hold fast their testimony about Jesus” (v. 17). How could the people who apply Isaiah 53 in the secondary focus as “Israel” while denying their Messiah be the focal point of this prophecy in Revelation 12? Or how could the dragon be angry at the woman [the Church] and then makes war on another entity: her offspring which is still the same Church? It is the same error as in Isaiah 53, where the suffering servant, if it is indeed Israel, there this suffering servant [Israel] dies for the sins of Israel? How could Israel die for the sins of Israel?

Such an interpretation even becomes bankrupt especially when we find not one single instance in the entire scripture where Israel or the church personifies the Mother of the Messiah. Yet we find ample text where the “woman” being Mary, especially that “he [serpent-dragon] pursued the woman [Mary] who had given birth to the male child” is fulfillment of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy “I will put enmity between you [the devil] and the woman [Mary]”. And then we have in the same theme in Genesis 3:15 the enmity “between your [serpent] seed and her [Mary’s] seed” is now in Revelation 12 in a corporate way “And the dragon [serpent] was angry against the woman [Mary]: and went to make war with the rest of her seed [plural, the church], who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

It is here where I stumbled every time I taught prophecy. Here it is “her [plural] seed” and it does not say ‘his seed’ or the ‘man child’s seed’ or ‘Israel’s seed’ or ‘the church’s seed’ …

Every time I read the verses, I always thought, I am instantly turning Catholic, to quickly and instantly purge my unpardonable sin, as if God was a liar, and I had to set Him straight. I made it a habit to ignore this verse which haunted me the whole time. Did I truly love “all scripture”? No. I was lying to myself and to God.

John did not use “her seed” by accident, especially when he relates it specifically “who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”. The construct grammatically makes it impossible to refute, “her seed” are the members of the church that she, just as John, was instructed by Christ becomes a Corporate Responsibility to call her seed “children” (behold your sons) and the children calls her “our mother” (behold your mother).

To undermine all this is to undermine the only verse we have about the virgin birth in Genesis 3:15.

It is here were the answer to the question, why John mentions Mary’s seed and not Jesus’ seed becomes obvious. This signature makes it clear that God wanted to show a specific brand of Christians, the original church that has always called Mary “our mother” for succeeding where our first mother Eve failed. This theme which was understood from the time of the primitive church until now is completely erased by the worldly for a reason; it is the enmity against the woman.

These hate this idea of Mary being our mother while they clearly accept St. Paul’s fatherhood when he  addresses Timothy as “his child” in Galatians 4:19 to even have “birth pangs” himself: “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” and in 2 Timothy 2:1 and 1 Timothy 1:18. Protestant commentaries clearly agree that this reference is “not only as a term of endearment, but as denoting also his having been spiritually begotten by him (comp. Philemon 1:10; 1 Corinthians 4:15)” where Paul describes it as such “I travail in birth” just as Mary is described in dealing with her Son in Revelation 12:2:

“And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.”

Neither Paul or Mary are speaking of physical pains that result from childbirth, but the anguish to Paul having endured the pain of fatherhood towards the church and Mary enduring motherhood having suffered persecution from the dragon of her time with Herod and the Crucifixion later on of her Son.

If this “woman” was the church, was Christ born from the church or was His church (“I will build My church”) born of Him after His birth?

So it is here where they will encounter trouble to quickly switch the meaning to “the people of God” that the Saviour came from which is ancient “church Judaical”. Yet this represents a major problem since one can never interpret “and went to make war with the rest of her [church Judaical] seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” This is a troubling verse for these who reject Mary as the mother of the church.

If this interpretation was true, this war would only encompass church Judaical and excludes the church. It even gets worse, this “church” has the devil “went to make war with the rest of her [church Judaical] seed , who [are the church Judaical] that keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”.

Barnes Notes protestant commentary even finds a problem with this interpretation “Such imagery is not found elsewhere in the Bible, and is not in accordance with the language which is employed, where Christ is rather represented as the Husband of the church than the Son: “Prepared as a bride adorned for her husband,” Revelation 21:2. “I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife,”Revelation 21:9; compare Isaiah 54:5; Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 62:5. If this interpretation be adopted, then this must refer to the Jewish church, and thus the woman will personify the Jewish community before the birth of Christ. But this seems contrary to the whole design of the Apocalypse, which has reference to the Christian church, and not to the ancient dispensation. If this interpretation be adopted, then the statement about the dwelling in the wilderness for a period of 1260 days or years Revelation 12:14 must be assigned to the Jewish community – a supposition every way improbable and untenable. In what sense could this be true? When did anything happen to the Jewish people that could, with any show of probability, be regarded as the fulfillment of this?”

But if the correct interpretation is applied and as we stated that whoever harms the King’s soldiers and the queen’s soldiers harms the King Himself and His queen mother, everything fits; these saints dwelling in the wilderness for a period of 1260 days Revelation 12:14 must be assigned to the queen whom is represented by these saints and if she flees it is her children who flee.

Indeed, John had this verse to prophesy the reality of the persecution, that someday from Pergamum (Rev 2:12-17), the seat of the Antichrist in Turkey that immense persecution will come forth against the Christians of the region, specifically the “seed of the woman,” strictly the apostolic-succession Christians who Mary calls these Christians her children and who in turn call he “our mother” will suffer the dragon’s persecution.

Revelation 11:19-12:1 put a nail in this coffin, where John gives the key to unlock the mystery:

“Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars”

John was referring to the Psalms: “Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified” (Psalm 132:8).

In the Psalms was a simple reference and in John we find the DNA and the Corporate Responsibility. This is also in 1 Corinthians: “Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. (1 Chronicles 6:41)

So many are the paralells in scripture and we mentioned zero church traditions in this article letting scripture speak for itself: the Ark is an escapable prophecy throughout scripture pointing at Mary. If the Holy Spirit overshadowed the ark, the same Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary to the exact detail. And if Mary went on a journey to the hill country of Judea, so did the ark go on a journey to the same hill country of Judea. And when David saw the ark he rejoiced and said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” and so it was with Elizabeth who uses almost the same words: “Why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” And when David approached the ark he shouted out and danced and leapt in front of the ark, and when Mary (the Ark of the New Covenant), approached Elizabeth, John the Baptist leapt in his mother’s womb—and John was from the priestly line of Aaron and David was wearing an ephod, the clothing of a priest when he shouted and danced around the Ark. And if the Ark of the Old Covenant remained in the house of Obed-edom for three months, Mary remained in the house of Elizabeth for three months. And if the place that housed the ark for three months was blessed and so with Elizabeth, she uses the word blessed three times and her home was blessed and Mary was announced to be called “blessed throughout all generations” a title never used by the worldly. And if the ark returns to its home to only end up in Jerusalem, where God’s presence and glory is revealed in the temple (2 Sm 6:12; 1 Kgs 8:9-11) and so it was with Mary when she returned home to Nazareth and eventually ends up in Jerusalem, where she presents God incarnate “God’s presence and glory is revealed” in the temple (Lk 1:56; 2:21-22). And if the manna, the bread from heaven that kept God’s people alive in the wilderness and so it was in Mary’s womb that the Bread of Life come down from heaven that brings eternal life. And if Christ was the bread of life and so was His Body given to us when He broke the bread, lifted it up for His Crucifixion as priests do, and initiated the first Communion to “abide in us” in our ark of a new sacrificial covenant where such an observance is to be done “from the rising of the sun to its setting” (see Malachi 1).

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Stopping this was so significant to God that the Two Witnesses, The Two Olive Trees, The Two Lampstands are martyred and history is interjected in a way that is so significant that God calls it “the abomination of desolation” where the church goes back as it was in the days of Rome, into the catacombs where Christ intervenes as Constantine (who the worldly hate) and Judas Maccabees (who the worldly struck out from the Bible) to stand firm not to render unto caesar what is God’s.

THE 1260 DAYS
“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a thousand two hundred sixty days.” (Revelation 12:6)

This verse ties together a multitude of prophecies involving this woman. Understanding scripture in the second sight and how its DNA is compiled is key. It is here where we begin to understand how Revelation 12 is to be fulfilled in the last 1260 days where “the woman fled into the wilderness” for “1260 days”.

The “seed of the woman” is also “the woman” as the Body of Christ is also “His seed,” the church in a corporate arrangement is also her seed as scriptures attest this truth. By tracking the 1260 days (3.5 years) and tying together the events in the context of this time in Revelation 11-13, Daniel 7:25-26 and Daniel 12:11-12 we can piece the puzzle where we unfold how this same devil in Genesis 3:15  as “the son of perdition” in John 17:12, Thessalonians 2:3, or “the dragon” in Revelation 12 causes the great rebellion and stops the daily sacrifice. Antichrist where Paul warns: “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction” by Mary’s seed who are also Christ and His seed.

This is a time where the church is corrupt as we see today, where the children are left to fend for themselves and where “the dragon [son of perdition] emerges enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.” The emphases on “those who keep God’s commands” denotes that others fell away and departed from the faith. What we see in Rome should not be a surprise and does not diminish anything from Peter’s plan for Rome.

And right from the beginning of the chapter (Revelation 12) we can see right there and expound on the Mother of Christ, the man-child and the crescent “moon under her feet” this Ark is the woman, not Christ,  “her feet” and not “His feet” that stomps and defeats the two pincers, the tips of two-horns as the vengeance of the Lord for the two pincers (nails) that bruised her Son’s feet as prophesied in Genesis 3:15. Now comes to a reverse action where that woman who stood at the foot of the Cross watching her Son’s feet pierced carries out God’s vengeance to participate with the saints in heaven led by Christ to uproot the stinger of death, where “The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders–with great glory.” (Isaiah 24:23). This is the showdown with the preventer of God’s temple desolating the body of the Christian from consuming the “grain offering” Communion. This is “Sanballat,” (Akkadian Sīnuballit)  “begotten by Sin (the moon god)”  mentioned in Nehemiah 2:10. This is “Geshem the Arabian” (in Arabic it means “beastly” “savage”  “a cruel master” coming against her seed.

The prophecy emphasizing on Mary by no means diminish anything of Christ’s works, since the servant as well as the King’s mother and the angels, whatever these do, is what Christ does in corporate order. The heart of the Ark is Christ. The Immaculate Heart of Mary represents His heart. Christ through His mother’s feet symbolically crushed the strength of the devil, his beast and the dragon’s two horns. Therefore, “her seed” in Genesis 3:15 is the Messiah and by extension His church as it is etched in Revelation 12:17 involves also His mother “her seed [the apostolic-succession Christians] who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” and who call her “mother”. Genesis 3:15 packs some complex DNA:

And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your seed and her seed;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”

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Parallels can also be seen in the devil. He is the Judas-Antichrist. If Judas denied the body of Christ as the “real presence,” where Christ “abides” within our temples, so Antichrist denies the “grain offering” (the literal presence of Christ) and “the sacrifice” as a perpetual sacrificial offering and prohibits it causing the church to become “desolate”.

Judas in John 2, just as the worldly do, denied the real presence: “Does this [the bread being My flesh] cause you to stumble? What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh [plain bread] profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him.” This was Judas Iscariot, the worldly and the lazy servant.

To Christ, such a warning to track Daniel’s “Abomination of Desolation” was so crucial “that when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet” where Antichrist “will suspend [both] the sacrifice and grain offerings” (Daniel 9:27) which is the Communion of Bread Sacrifice that Christ warned about in Mark 13:14, Matthew 24:15 to pay close attention, Daniel 9:27 is speaking of what is only exercised by two apostolic succession churches and the churches derived from them. These “Two Lampstands” would be the remnants of Catholic and Orthodox and the churches derived from them where even though these two churches are desolate, the woman’s seed will find refuge for them in this wilderness,  where the saints who endure to the end, continue to be nourished for 1260 days. Such “nourishment” is not food per se, but the Bread of Life: The Eucharist.

Daniel’s prophecy on the abomination of desolation ties to Revelation 12’s 1260 days: “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.”

Revelation 12 also ties to Revelation 11:3 “And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” We see the same in Revelation 13:5 this same dragon who spews out the flood against the woman with his “mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months (1260 days)”. These “two horns” (Rev 13:11), a Shiite-crescent horn and Sunni-crescent horn will go after the “two lamp stands” these two apostolic-succession church, the  Catholic and Orthodox.

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So crucial are these issues that by denying the “perpetual sacrifice” and that Mary is “our mother,” one commits blasphemy for accepting two significant attributes of Antichrist. Firstly, Antichrist prohibits the perpetual sacrifice in the Abomination of Desolation. Secondly, when one rejects Mary’s role, they do not honor the position of the woman, making them at enmity with the woman. These are attributes of Antichrist.

So many risk losing eternity following some uneducated pulpit preacher claiming to follow ‘Christ alone’ when they really follow ‘preacher-alone’.

Many need to understand the confrontation with Antichrist which includes “the two lamp stands”: “And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Revelation 11:3) This battle between the saints and the Antichrist is over the “grain offering” which is so crucial that God in the Old Testament made it clear:

“Oh that there were one among you [Messiah] who would shut the gates [of the temple], that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from you [end of the temple sacrificial system in Israel]. For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations [gentiles, two wild olive branches], and in every place incense [what we see in apostolic succession churches] is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure [Eucharist]; for My name will be great among the nations [gentiles],” says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 1:10-11)

This “pure grain offering” links directly to the same “grain offering” in Daniel’s prophecy which Christ instructed us to carefully pay attention to, where Antichrist will stop the “grain offering” and it is during this time the Two Witnesses will be active.

Therefore, this “Grain Offering” (Communion) is profoundly significant. It is obvious that what Malachi prophesied was that basically God will do away with the old sacrificial offering and that God will reach out to the “nations” (the gentiles) with a new system in observing a “grain offering that is pure”.

And when we see that such system includes “incense” which will be “daily” accomplished from “the rising of the sun even to its setting,” such daily practice including “incense” and “communion” is done as a “sacrificial” system is only practiced under the two-branch apostolic-succession type churches.

The word “incense” is in no way figurative, for if this is true, than the “grain” is also figurative, God forbid.

True churches have incense. This issue is non-negotiable. This “grain offering” was also instructed directly by Christ when He was picking wheat in the fields on the Sabbath (Mark 2:23) and when the Pharisees questioned this, Christ reminded them of David when he “entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” (Mark 2:25-26) This bread is not just any bread, but was “the bread of the Presence”. The presence of Who? The presence of God in the bread. This bread was also in the Ark of the Covenant, where God was present. This is Mary housing God in her womb.

The Disciples were picking grain, which would be the ingredient for the “grain offering,” the Sacrifice in the Last Supper. It is this same Sacrifice of which Christ said, “This is my body, which is given for you.” (Luke 22:19) The prohibition of “grain offering” will be a show-stopper at the time of the Two Witnesses and the Two Lampstands:

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. They are the two olive trees and the two lampstands” (Revelation 11:3-4).

Scriptures call these two witnesses as “two lampstands”. A “lampstand” is packed with DNA. If one examines the seven churches (seven lampstands), there are only two that were found worthy when Christ appeared to John at Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7).

Both the faithful Catholics and the faithful Orthodox (The Two Lampstands) declare that the Real “Presence” of the Christ-God is in the Eucharist, which is that grain sacrifice prophesied by the prophet Malachi; and this is the Real Presence. This is what Christ foretold when He referenced “the bread of the Presence” which David had eaten and is what Antichrist will attempt to STOP. Well, since the Apostle Paul compares the Church to the Olive Branches (wild, gentile) that have been grafted into the commonwealth of Israel, two springs, that after much hardship and apostasy, they will be rejuvenated.

Once we add what scriptures truly taught, what we have here is a mother of the church, Mary, our Ark. We also have a dragon pursuing her children who call her mother and a church mother who calls Christ’s followers her children. We also have a literal perpetual sacrifice. We also have incense burned in churches. We also have Communion being so crucially a sacrament and not just an observance which ignoring it or stopping it becomes a deal breaker which scriptures reveal is the main focus of the devil that his son of perdition (Antichrist) wants ended.

Anyone who ignores all this or fails to practice these are of this world.

We also have two branches, the Smyrna and Philadelphia if you will, that are considered Christ’s church while all others fall under “forsaken God” (Ephesus), “filled with false teachers” (Pergamum), “follow false prophetess” (Thyatira) where men are emasculated and emulating Mary is abandoned, “fallen asleep” and yet thinking by quoting scriptures “called itself awake” (Sardis), “lukewarm and insipid” (Laodicea) which we see ample and indifferent to God saying “we all worship the same God”.

These “have a form of godliness yet deny the power thereof” who are the “worldly” and “lazy servants”.

The time is short. Choose wisely.

Nag Hammadi Scriptures of Lost Gospels Reveals:Jesus Was Married And Had 2 sons With Mary Magdalene

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Jesus was a devoted family man with two kids and Mary Magdalene for his wife, a new history book based on an ancient manuscript claims.
According to the 1,500-year-old text, there was a previously unknown plot on Jesus’s life 13 years prior to the crucifixion. The revelations were made by Professor of Religious Studies at Toronto’s York University, Barrie Wilson, and an Israeli-Canadian historical writer and filmmaker, Simcha Jacobovic.

One of the most astounding claims in the book is that Mary Magdalene was the same person as the Virgin Mary. The authors of The Lost Gospel assert that the manuscript features the names of the two children of Christ and Mary Magdalene – and even recites an assassination attempt against Mary and the children.

The book also chronicles Jesus’s connections to Emperor Tiberius and his best friend, the soldier Sejanus.

The manuscript, known as “The Ecclesiastical History of Zacharias Rhetor (of Mytilene)” has been with the British Museum and then the British Library for nearly 170 years, according to The Sunday Times. It was purchased by the British Museum in 1847 before being transferred to the British Library some 20 years ago.

The Lost Gospel, which has been translated from Aramaic, is set to come out later this month; details of the manuscript are expected to be revealed at a press conference at the British Library on Wednesday.
Claims that Jesus was married have been published before. One of the latest cases was the 2012 discovery of an Egyptian papyrus fragment, which some scholars believed to be the first explicit reference to Jesus being married. Although many claimed it was a forgery, according to the results of a carbon dating test released earlier this year, the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” could have originated as far back as the 8th century AD, shattering allegations that the fragment of paper had been produced more recently by fraudsters.

How To Observe ‘Purim’

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Purim, or the Feast of Lots, is a joyous holiday that recounts the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre during the Persian period (539-330 BCE). The story of Purim is recounted in the Book of Esther, whose eponymous heroine plays the leading role in saving her people. The holiday is traditionally celebrated with wild abandon and with the giving of gifts to friends and the poor.

Purim History
While the origins of Purim appear clear from the Book of Esther, historians have looked in vain for any sort of extra-biblical corroboration of the events of the story. Be that as it may, it is a tale that purports to take place during a time when many Jews were living in Persia. A young Jewish woman, Esther, rises to be Queen of Persia under the tutelage of her guardian Mordecai. All, however, is not right. The Jews have enemies, and a certain Haman, the grand vizier, plots the Jews’ destruction. Even though Esther has hidden her Jewish identity from all, Mordecai prevails on her to risk her life by revealing her true identity to the king. She does this and denounces the evil Haman’s plot. At the end of the story, the Jews are able to turn the tables on their enemies, who are then punished in place of the intended victims. This story is one of the most beloved in the Jewish community, because of the hope that it gives a minority living in an oftentimes hostile majority culture.

In Masekhet Megillah (scroll), the Talmudic tractate devoted to Purim observances, Rabbi Akiva declares the Book of Esther to be divinely inspired. Some commentators believe this eventually led to the inclusion of Esther in the Hebrew Bible, despite the omission of God from the book. The Greek versions of Esther contain a number of additions–including God’s name–not found in the Hebrew story.

In distinction to various other holidays, such as Pesach (Passover), Purim is the quintessential community holiday. Nonetheless, there are a number of activities that are centered in the home. One of the favorite activities in preparation for the holiday is the baking of hamantaschen, the triangular filled pastries that are the traditional food at Purim time. In addition, following the commandment to give gifts to friends and the poor, the preparation of so-called mishloah manot baskets is a fun activity to engage in, as is their distribution on the holiday. The centerpiece of Purim’s home celebration is the seudah, a festive meal accompanied by alcoholic beverages.

Celebrating Purim in the Community
Purim is a community holiday of joyful celebration. The centerpiece of the communal celebration is the reading of the Scroll of Esther, the Megillah, in the synagogue. This is a raucous affair, with whoops, hollers, and noise being made every time that Haman’s name is mentioned, so no one can hear the name of this horrible evildoer. Another tradition is the Purim shpiel, the Purim play, during which fun is poked at community leaders and members. Purim has often been called the Jewish carnival, and dressing in costume and taking part in a Purim carnival heighten the levity of the day, on which one is encouraged to engage in activities that at other times of the year would be somewhat more restricted in scope, such as drinking.

Purim Themes and Theology
The overriding theme of Purim is the saving of the Jews from a mortal threat. Even though God is not mentioned at all in the Book of Esther, from a Jewish perspective, God is the one who is pulling the strings of redemption behind the scenes. The holiday of Purim has become one of the best-loved holidays of the Jewish year. The reasons for this are easy to see. It is a joyous holiday on which everyone just lets go. Most significant, however, is the paradigmatic nature of the story of Purim. It is not difficult to see how a story in which a small and threatened Jewish community in exile is able to triumph over its foes would prove to be a powerful image for a Diaspora community faced over the centuries with threats from many different sources. The story of Purim, however, holds out the hope that no matter how bad the circumstances, things will turn out well in the end.