Thursday, July 19, 2012

Reality Is Breaking Through III

I just read on a website about a high priest of Ra--about 200 BC in a town called Heliopolis in Lower Egypt--who disliked Judaism.  His name was Manetho, and he was perceptive: Judaism is a corruption of the Torah.  Jesus, when he was here on the earth, lashed out at the scribes and Pharisees: they were practitioners of Judaism.

The above panel is from issue #1 of "Final Crisis" by Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones et al.  The scene that this panel is from shows a number of prehistoric characters interacting with each other (verbally with an exclamation point).  There is no way that this depiction can be historically accurate.  How can a society of people--albeit primitive people--even be a society at all, if they can only grunt?  (I'm guessing that's what "!" is conveying.) 

For example, how can people agree on the roles each member of a village will play?  And when the able-bodied men will get together to go hunting for meat (mega-fauna)?  I know that body language can convey much in the way of interpersonal communication, but such signs transmitted (by how one holds one's body) are rather subtle and are inadequate for expressing many important ideas--if you do not already have a foundation of a spoken language.  The whole idea of the steady progression (evolution) of mankind--part of which was the (false) idea of prehistoric primitive "caveman" days--is a lie.  Yes, there were "cavemen" in those days of prehistory; but these were most likely the survivors of advanced civilizations that were brought down by major catastrophes (God punishing wicked cities/nations by way of mega-tsunamis, earthquake, volcanoes, etc.).  Mr. Morrison is a superb writer, but he's deceived.  Today we have advanced societies existing alongside primitive societies--just like many thousands of years ago.

 "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea."  Revelation 20:7-8, speaking of the thousand years, is in the future tense. 

The following two verses are in the past tense, except for the prepositional phrase and the present-perfect clause at the end: "9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

What are we to make of the use of the past, present and future tenses in this passage?  Well, what I've concluded is that the thousand years is now and also in the future.  We are living in the thousand years, and we are about to enter into the next thousand years.  And neither thousand years--the one we're currently in and the one we are transitioning into--are literally (that is exactly) one thousand years long; they both are long periods of time, lasting way over a thousand years--the one we are now near the end of, for sure.  It's going to be a very rough transition (that began on 9/11/2001).

A Christian researcher named Howard Ratcliffe--whose website is that the thousand years is in the future.  In a way, he's right.  And when I say that we are in the thousand years now, I'm also right.  When Howard says that what we are about to experience is the "man of sin" executing proxy fulfillments of Bible prophecy (the actual fulfillments of prophecy to come to pass at the end of the next thousand years), I can see why he would say that.  For myself, I wouldn't call the imminent reign of terror by the Antichrist proxy acts.  If only because the Antichrist--when he is presented to the peoples and becomes Satan incarnate--will be exactly that: Satan incarnate, even if the Antichrist is a clone body that he is indwelling.

And there are those who say that the Antichrist is not a man but rather a group of people or an institution (the Catholic Church or many Zionist Christians).  I guess they could be right also.  And those who say that the Antichrist will be a man are also right.  The antichrist spirit has manifested itself in many people throughout history--some of them famous or infamous people: Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Prescott Bush, Churchill, Hitler, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot.  And recently, Rudy Eugene--the man who was attacking and eating Ronald Poppo's face--was possessed by an antichrist spirit.  Eugene apparently knew Poppo, for the former had befriended the latter at a homeless shelter--where Eugene was volunteering and Poppo (being homeless) was staying.  And of course pages ripped out from a Bible were strewn about at the crime scene.  There's definitely a spiritual component to this and other zombie incidents that have taken place since this one.