Mark of the Beast 8 – Solomon & Freemasonry

Solomon was a type and picture of the Messiah.  However, he is also a picture of the antichrist because the antichrist is a counterfeitclick here of the Messiah {Isaiah 14:14}.  Solomon’s reign as king began in faithfulness to YHWH, but ended in rebellion and worship of false deities.  So too, the antichrist may come appearing as the Messiah but in the end will be revealed to be the man of lawlessness.

Solomon was the ‘beloved son’ (2 Samuel 12:25) who built the Temple

1Ch 22:9  Behold, a son shall be born to you; he shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around, for Solomon shall be his name, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days;
1Ch 22:10  he shall build a house to My name, and he shall be a son to Me, and I a Father to him; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.

The Messiah builds the Temple
Zec 6:12  And speak to him, saying, So says YHWH of Hosts, saying, Behold! The Man whose name is THE BRANCH! And He shall spring up out of His place, and He shall build the temple of YHWH.
Zec 6:13  Even He shall build the temple of YHWH; and He shall bear the majesty, and shall sit and rule on His throne. And He shall be a priest on His throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between the two of them.

Beloved son

2Sa 12:24  And David comforted his wife Bathsheba. And he went in to her, and lay with her. And she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And YHWH loved him,
2Sa 12:25  and sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and called his name Jedidiah, because of YHWH.

Mat 3:17  And behold! A voice out of the heaven saying, This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I have been delighting.

Riding upon a donkey/mule at their enthronement

1Ki 1:33  And the king said to them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and you shall cause my son Solomon to ride on my mule, and cause him to go down to Gihon.

Zec 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! He is righteous and being victorious, humble, and riding on an ass, even on a colt, the son of an ass.

Reigning from sea to sea

1Ki 4:20  Judah and Israel were many, as the sand by the sea in multitude; eating and drinking and rejoicing.
1Ki 4:21  And Solomon reigned over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt. They brought presents and served Solomon all the days of his life.

Speaking of Messiah…He will reign from the sea to the sea

Zec 9:10  And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem. And the battle bow shall be cut off, and He shall speak peace to the nations. And His dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Kings will bring Him presents

Psa 72:8  He shall also rule from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Psa 72:9  Those dwelling in the desert will bow before Him, and His enemies will lick the dust.
Psa 72:10  The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
Psa 72:11  Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him.

Wisest man on earth

1Ki 4:29  And God gave Solomon exceeding great wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the lip of the sea.
1Ki 4:30  And Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the sons of the east, and than all the wisdom of Egypt.
1Ki 4:31  For he was wiser than all men; wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his name was in all nations all around.
1Ki 4:32  And he spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were a thousand and five.
1Ki 4:33  And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree in Lebanon, even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.
1Ki 4:34  And there came some from all the people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.

Messiah = Wisdom
click here

1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1Co 1:30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

No satan in his kingdom

1Ki 5:4  And now YHWH my God has given me rest all around; there is no adversary {satan} nor evil happening.

The Millenial Kingdom

Rev 20:1  And I saw an angel coming down out of Heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain on his hand.
Rev 20:2  And he laid hold of the dragon, the old serpent who is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3  and threw him into the abyss, and shut him up, and sealed over him, that he should not still lead astray the nations, until the thousand years are fulfilled. And after these things, he must be set loose a little time.

The falling away of Solomon led to the division of the house of Israel.  On the contrary, Messiah does not fall away or fail.  He regathers Yisrael through His death and resurrection (John 10:15).  The counterfeit kingdom will be an attempt to recreate the kingdom of Israel in Solomon’s time.  Therefore, there must be a counterfeit regatheringclick here to the Land, as well as a counterfeit Israelclick here living there.

1Ki 11:4  And it happened, at the time Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect with YHWH  his God, like the heart of his father David.
1Ki 11:5  And Solomon went after Ashtoreth, goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites;
1Ki 11:6  and Solomon did evil in the sight of YHWH, and did not go fully after YHWH like his father David.
1Ki 11:7  Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon;
1Ki 11:8  and so he did for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed to their gods.
1Ki 11:9  And YHWH was angry with Solomon, for his heart had bent away from YHWH, God of Israel who had appeared to him twice,
1Ki 11:10  and had given a charge to him concerning this thing, not to go after other gods; and he did not keep that which YHWH commanded.

Satan’s Plot is to conspire with apostate Israel.

And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. – Jeremiah 11:9

There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. – Ezekiel 22:25

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:… And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. – Isaiah 28:15,18

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. – 1 John 2:18

After the century long planned WWIII occursclick here , mankind will be deceived into believing that the Gog & Magog war/Armageddon has occurred and the one who brings peace to the earth will be the Antichrist. The nation of “Israel” will be victorious over Islam.  The temple will be rebuilt and a false millennium will ensue.

Satan’s Principle Man to deceive the world will be a counterfeit Solomon.

King Solomon is both a type of Yahshua Ha’Moshiach and a type of the Antichrist. The Jews believe that King Solomon was the Messiah and that Solomon, rather than Yahshua, will come again to establish the Millennial Kingdom.

Jewish Kabbalism, the basis of Freemasonry, teaches that Solomon is the Jewish messiah.

“As a further witness respecting His eternal generation, the Spirit of Elohim which brooded over the face of the waters is sometimes regarded as the Spirit of Messiah, who has washed His robes in heavenly wine from the creation of the world. He is also the sacred moon on high, having no other light than that which it receives from the sun above ; but it is to be noted that the Shekinah is also symbolised by the moon and this has led to a precarious and indeed impossible identification of the Messiah as the Shekinah incarnate. It might be said on the same evidence that Solomon was an incarnation of Messiah and Moses also, for both had the moon as a symbol.” http://www.dhushara.com/book/torah/shekmes.htm

The idea that Solomon was the messiah was justified, for his reign was one of both splendour and peace: 1 Kings 4:21 ‘And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life. …For he had dominion over all…the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him. …And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.’” – Genesis of Eden

“The Encyclopedia Judaica says of the six-pointed star (which they call the hexagram) that two Cablists, Isaiah, the son of Joel Ba’al Shem and Abraham Hayyim Kotten, testify that the symbol sprang up in kabbalistic circles where the ‘Shield of David’ became the ‘Shield of the son of David,’ the Messiah.”

Counterfeit Messiah

Did the ’star of David’ originate with King David?  Or perhaps a false Messiah who took the name David?
The Thirteenth Tribe Arthur Koestler pg 136

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Shabbatai Tzeviclick here

The Star of David came into its greatest prominence during the messianic era of the false 17th century Rabbi Shabbatai Tzevi who heralded the coming Messianic Era in Judaism in the year of 1666. Out of this era, the German Jews designed a special star shaped brass oil lamp that was called the Judenstern (Jewish star) that was symbolic that the lighting of the candles on the eve of the Shabbat (Sabbath) was a foreshadow of the coming Age of the Messiah.

King of the Universe

“Ps. 72: A prayer for the success of the king, perhaps a coronation ode. Only Pss. 72 and 127 are headed by Of Solomon. Ps. 72 is probably ascribed to Solomon because it emphasizes qualities and events for which he was known: judicial wisdom (1 Kings 3.16-28), the great extent of the kingdom and the gifts and tribute he collected (1 Kings 5.1-3), including from Tarshish (cf. 1 Kings 10.22), and from Sheba (cf 1 Kings 10.10); he is also the first king who may be called (v.1) ‘the king’s son’… 8: The extent of the king’s dominion from sea to sea, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, and from the river the Euphrates (1 Kings 5.4). This is hyperbolic court style; or, alternatively, the language is mythic, signifying that the king reigns over the entire universe (cf. Ps. 89.26; Zech. 9.10).” – Jewish Study Bible

“Every true Mason…realizes that the Temple of Solomon is really the Temple of the Solar Man – Sol-Om-On – the King of the Universe.” – Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry

“The Ritual of the Degree of Kabalistic and Hermetic Rose has th[is] passage: ‘The true philosophy, known and practised by Solomon, is the basis on which Masonry is founded.’” – Morals & Dogma, p. 785

“The Lion that guarded the Ark and held in his mouth the key wherewith to open it, figuratively represents Solomon, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who preserved and communicated the key to the true knowledge of God, of His laws, and of the profound mysteries of the moral and physical Universe… The lion [ארי, אריה, Arai, Araiah, which also means the altar] still holds in his mouth the key of the enigma of the sphynx.” – Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma, p. 210

Priest-King

“…Solomon’s royal authority was enhanced by his status as a sacral king who supervised the religious rites, himself offered sacrifices, blessed the people after the manner of priest, and took a decisive part in the dedication of the Temple, the sanctification of the court and the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. (I Kings 3:15; 8:1-5, 14, 22, 54-56, 62-66)” – Encyclopedia Judaica,

The mark/symbol of Solomon will be the mark of the beastclick here

Satan will  recreate Solomon’s Kingdom as Yahshua’s Millennial Kingdom 3 1/2 years ahead of schedule.

Satan’s Counterfeitsclick here
Satan will counterfeit the end time prophecies to make it look as if all has occurred then he can take his antichrist kingdom while the world believes that the true Messiah has come to earth.
Satan will attempt to bring “the garden of Eden” to earth by faking the Kingdom come, and setting up his throne in Jerusalem

Isa 14:13  For you have said In your heart, I will go up to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit in the mount of meeting, in the sides of the north*.
Isa 14:14  I will rise over the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.

*This is speaking of Zion

Psa 48:1  A Song, A Psalm for the Sons of Korah. Great is YHWH, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, His holy mountain.
Psa 48:2  Beautiful on high, the joy of all the earth, is Mount Zion, in the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Scriptural references linking Solomon and Antichrist

Amo 5:26  But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Act 7:43  Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch*, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

*1Ki 11:7  Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon;

2Ch 2:17  And Solomon numbered (safar) all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.

Notice who led David to number the people

1Ch 21:1  And Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.

1Ch 22:1  And David said, This is the house of YHWH God, and this altar for burnt offering for Israel.
1Ch 22:2  And David commanded the aliens in the land of Israel to be gathered, and appointed masons to cut stones to build the house of God.

1Ki 10:14  Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold click here

Wisdom
Dan 8:23  And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
Dan 8:24  And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Dan 8:25  And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
1Ki 4:30  And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
1Ki 4:31  For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
Eze 28:2  Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Eze 28:3  Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
Eze 28:4  With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
Eze 28:5  By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Slavery
1Ki 5:12  And YHWH gave wisdom to Solomon, as He had spoken to him. And there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they cut a covenant, the two of them.
1Ki 5:13  And King Solomon caused a labor force to go out of all Israel; and the labor force was thirty thousand men.

Abominable branch. Messiah comes from branch of David, Antichrist will too, but he is abominable
Isa 14:19  But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

The Branch = the Day Star

Luk 1:76  And you, child, will be called Prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, Mal. 3:1
Luk 1:77  to give a knowledge of salvation to His people by remission of their sins,
Luk 1:78  through the tender heart of mercy of our God, in which the Dayspring* from on high will visit us,
Luk 1:79  to appear to those sitting in darkness and in shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace.
Isa. 9:2
*G395
ἀνατολή
anatolē
an-at-ol-ay’
From G393; a rising of light, that is, dawn (figuratively); by implication the east (also in plural): – dayspring, east, rising.

G395
anatole     H3318    yatsa
anatole     H4217    mizrach
anatole     H5051    nogah
anatole     H6780    tsemach
anatole     H6921    qadim
anatole     H6924    qedem

The dayspring from on high (anatolē ex hupsous). Literally, rising from on high, like the rising sun or stars (Isa_60:19). The word is used also of a sprouting plant or branch (Jer_23:5; Zec_6:12)

Tsemach is a Messianic Title

Isa 4:2  In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Jer 33:15  In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Zec 3:8  Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

Zec 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:

Isa 60:1  Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of YHWH has risen on you!
Isa 60:2  For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples. But YHWH shall rise on you, and His glory shall be seen on you.

Rev 22:16  I, Jesus, sent My angel to testify these things to you over the assemblies. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright and morning Star*.

*What is the counterfeit?

Isa 14:12  Oh shining star, son of the morning, how you have fallen from the heavens! You weakening the nations, you are cut down to the ground.

Hiram

Introduction to Freemasonry pg 132-133
“The Hiramic legend is the glory of Freemasonry; the search for that which was lost is the glory of life…it is not a word, but The Word, the great secret, the unknowableness which the Great Architect sets before his children, a will o’ the wisp to follow, a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”

Meaning of the name Hiram

Hiram = the ‘sungod’

Morals & Dogma pg 78

Morals & Dogma pg 87

Hiram is linked to the ‘living one’ or the dying/rising god represented by the bull/golden calf.

Morals & Dogma pg 79

The golden calf = Saturn

Act 7:41  And they made a calf in those days, and led a sacrifice up to the idol, and made merry in the works of their hands.
Act 7:42  But God turned and gave them over to serve the host of the heaven, as it has been written in the book of the Prophets: “Did you bring slain beasts and sacrifices to Me forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Act 7:43  And you took up the tent of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, the figures which you made” “in order to worship them. And I will remove you beyond” Babylon.
Amos 5:25-27

John Gill commentary

Act 7:43  Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Molech. Sometimes called Molech, and sometimes Milcorn; it was the god of the Ammonites, and the same with Baal: the one signifies king, and the other lord; and was, no doubt, the same with the Apis or Serapis of the Egyptians, and the calf of the Israelites.

The word translated as mark in Revelation is used only one other time in Scripture referring to man engraving something to represent the Almighty.
Act 17:29  Then being offspring of God, we ought not to suppose that the Godhead is like gold or silver or stone, engraved by art and the imagination of man.
This is the essence of the mark of the beast…it is a counterfeit worship of YHWH.  This is what the golden calf was.  Making a golden calf (beast) and calling it YHWH (Exodus 32:5).  This is who the antichrist will be.  A counterfeit Yahshua.

Hiram = Hermes

Morals & Dogma pg 79

Hermes = ‘The Word’

History of Freemasonry pg 51

“…Hermes was the symbol of Divine Intelligence and the primitive type of Plato’s ‘Logos.’

Hermes = Saturnclick here

Hermes is known as the trickster
The trickster is an important archetype in the history of man. He is a god, yet he is not. He is the wise-fool. It is he, through his creations that destroy, points out the flaws in carefully constructed societies of man. He rebels against authority, pokes fun at the overly serious, creates convoluted schemes, that may or may not work, plays with the Laws of the Universe and is sometimes his own worst enemy. He exists to question, to cause us to question not accept things blindly. He appears when a way of thinking becomes outmoded needs to be torn down built anew. He is the Destroyer* of Worlds at the same time the savior of us all.

*The destroyer is also another meaning of the name Hiram

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 9

“Hiram means ‘Exaltation of Life, ‘ Their liberty,’ or ‘Whiteness,’ ‘He that destroys.’

Planet Saturn and the Trickster
Saturn, the grim reaper, rules responsibilities, restrictions, limitations, and the lessons you must learn in life. He does not deny or diminish imagination, inspiration, spirituality, or good fortune, but he does demand that these things be given structure and meaning. The karmic lessons we have come to experience and overcome in this lifetime are expressed by Saturn. Saturn is a great teacher if you allow it to be so. If you resist, then you feel like you have been dealing with the Trickster. It takes spiritual maturity to move beyond the challenges of the Trickster and to embrace Saturn the Teacher.

Hiram is the Masonic version of the ‘dying and rising god’ of the mysteries.  Tammuz, Bacchus, Osiris etc.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 5
“Hiram represented a popular Syrian God, against whom the champions of Jehovah strove unceasingly.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 173
“Hiram, King of Tyre, was the representative of a line of priest-kings who claimed to be gods, and that the god they represented was Adonis.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff ? Pg 15
“Hiram…was a Priest-King and a living representative of Adonis.”

Adonis was another name for Tammuz the ‘man-god.’

J.S.M. Ward in his book “Who Was Hiram Abiff?” on page 10 speaks of Tammuz/Adonis as part man part god.
It was because there was a divine spirit in Tammuz, or Adonis, that the man part was inevitably destroyed…Adonis, the God-man
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 62
“This being (speaking of a sculpture of a God with a man’s head and a lion’s body) is the son and lover of Astarte, depicted in his ancient animal form, a form which was doubtless shown only to the priests and initiates.  While to the outside world he was represented in human shape, here in the inner sanctuary the terrible truth was revealed that Tammuz was half beast and half man.”

Hiram represents the ‘man-god’

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 236

“As Manicheism was merely an attempt to unite the old Syrian fertility cult with Christianity, we see a still further strengthening of the link which unites both Masonry and Templary with Syria.  As every initiate in Freemasonry represents Hiram, and so Tammuz, it naturally follows that in taking on his character the initiate takes also the title of ‘Son of the Widow,’ the widow being originally Astarte, and later Astarte disguised as the fallen Sophia.  In this latter form the candidate then becomes the representative of the Saviour whom the Gnostics, like the orthodox Christians, considered to be Christ.  Thus in the course of years, and by a perfectly natural process of religious evolution, it comes about that it is to-day quite legitimate to regard the candidate as the humble representative of Christ, and the teaching of Masonry to be a mystic allegory of the development of the Christ spirit within us.”

The Man of Sin
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 173-174
“Concerning this Hiram some strange legends are to be found among the Jewish Rabins, all of which point to his divine nature and to the fact that the name Hiram was the title of the kings of Tyre.  He was said to have lived from the time of David to the time of the destruction of the Temple, because he had helped to build the Temple.  Towards the close of this period he became puffed up with pride, imagined himself a god, and built and artificial heaven in which he sat enthroned…In the tradition that Hiram walked in Paradise we seem to have a distorted memory of the claim of these god-men that their souls were divine and ascended to the city of the Gods, a claim probably dramatically represented in the ‘higher-grades of Tammuz’ by the visit to the Isles of the Blest.”

2Th 2:3  Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that Day will not come unless first comes the falling away, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition*,
2Th 2:4  the one opposing and exalting himself over everything being called God, or object of worship, so as for him “to sit in the temple of God” as God, setting forth himself, that he is God. Dan. 11:36; Eze. 28:2

*The word for perdition, here in the Greek is:

G684
ἀπώλεια
apōleia
Thayer Definition:
1) destroying, utter destruction

This corresponds with Hiram meaning the destroyer.

The destroyer (Apollyon) is the beast

Rev 11:7  And when they complete their witness, the beast coming up out of the abyss will make war with them, and will overcome them, and will kill them.

Rev 17:8  The beast which you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss, and goes to perdition. And those dwelling on the earth will marvel, the ones whose names have not been written on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast, that it was a thing, and is not, yet now is.

Rev 9:11  And they have a king over them, the angel of the abyss. In Hebrew his name was Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

Hiram & the pit

In Masonic tradition, there is a story told in relation to the death of Hiram Abiff where 3 men plotted together to cause an accident to kill Hiram.  It is said that they caused the doors which held back the molten brass for the bronze articles of the Temple to be opened and the red-hot liquid overflowed to the ground.  Hiram tried to stop the molten metal with jets of water but was unsuccessful.  It was at this point that the story gets interesting.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 180

“Suddenly the distracted architect saw before him a gigantic human form which said, ‘Come, my son, be without fear, I have rendered thee incombustible, cast thyself into the flames.’  Hiram at once leapt into the molten mass and instead of being burnt felt himself being dragged down into a bottomless abyss.  He cried ‘Whither do you take me?’  and received the answer ‘Into the centre of the earth, into the soul of the world, into the kingdom of Cain, where Liberty reigns with himThere the tyrannous envy of Adonai ceases; there can we, despising his anger, taste the fruits of the tree of knowledge; there is the home of thy fathers.’

‘Who then am I, and who art thou?’ asked Hiram.

‘I am the father of thy fathers, I am the son of Lamech, I am Tubal-Cain.’

Hiram afterwards talked with Cain and others of his ancestors, learnt that they were descendants of the genii of fire…”

The priests of Tammuz/Adonis took his name and mark
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 65
“We know that in many parts of the Near East there were lines of priest-kings who represented the god Tammuz and who on assuming office lost their personal names in his.  Thus, at Pessinus, in Phrygia, the priest of Cybele was called Attis; so was her high priest at Rome; the priests of Sabazus were called Saboi; the worshipper of Bacchus, Bacchoi.  Such priest-kings, moreover, wore the regalia of the gods they served.”

The Temple of Hiram is the Lodge of Masonry

Morals & Dogma pg 7

The Temple of Masonry is ‘in the hearts of men’

Above the the bronze door entrance of the House of the Temple in Washington D.C. it states, “Freemasonry Builds its Temples in the Hearts of Men and among Nations”

The heart represents the throne of Elohim.  The Temple of YHWH was a representation of the human body, where the human heart corresponds to the ark of the covenant.

In the book of Revelation (Chapter 4) John is shown a vision of the Throne of Elohim.  Around the throne and the 4 living creatures are 24 elders (Revelation 4:4) representing the 24 ribs surrounding the human heart.  From the heart blood is pumped to the Lungs.  As seen in Genesis 1:2-5click here , the etymology of the English word ‘Lung’ traces back to the meaning of Light.  In our bodies our lungs have 7 vascular bundles called nodes.  These represent the 7 Spirits of Elohim (Revelation 4:5; Isaiah 11:1-3).  These 7 Spirits/Ruach/Breathe are pictured in the earthly Tabernacle/Temple by the Menorah.  The Menorah is a picture of the Tree of Life.  The Light of the world.

Rev 4:5  And out of the throne come forth lightnings and thunders and voices. And seven lamps of fire are burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God;

This is where the man of sin seeks to be enthroned (2 Thessalonians 2:4).

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 11
“…the Phoenician Kings claimed to be incarnations of Adonis, and Ezekiel actually denounced the King of Tyre because he called himself a God.”

Eze 28:2  Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, So says the Lord YHWH, Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas; yet you are a man, and not God, though you give your heart as the heart of gods.
Eze 28:3  Behold, you are wiser than Daniel. Every one of the secret things are not hidden to you.
Eze 28:4  With your wisdom and with your understanding you have made riches for yourself, and have worked gold and silver into your treasuries.
Eze 28:5  By your great wisdom, by your trade you have multiplied your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches.
Eze 28:6  So the Lord YHWH says this: Because you have given your heart as the heart of gods,
Eze 28:7  behold, so I will bring on you awesome strangers of the nations. And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom and will defile your splendor.
Eze 28:8  They will cause you to go down to the Pit, and you shall die the deaths of the slain in the heart of the seas.
Eze 28:9  Saying, do you say, I am of the gods before him who strikes you? But you are a man, and not God, in the hands of him who pierces you.
Eze 28:10  You shall die the deaths of the uncircumcised, by the hand of strangers. For I have spoken, says the Lord YHWH.
Eze 28:11  And the Word of YHWH was to me, saying,
Eze 28:12  Son of man, lift up a lament over the king of Tyre, and say to him, So says the Lord YHWH: You seal the measure, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Eze 28:13  You have been in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering; the ruby, the topaz, and the jasper, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the turquoise, and the carbuncle, and gold; the workmanship of your tambourines and of your flutes in you. In the day you were created, they were prepared.
Eze 28:14  You were the anointed cherub that covers, and I had put you in the holy heights of God, where you were. You walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15  You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, until iniquity was found in you.
Eze 28:16  By the multitude of your trade, they filled your midst with violence, and you sinned. So I cast you defiled from the height of God, and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from among the stones of fire.
Eze 28:17  Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. I have cast you to the ground. I will put you before kings, that they may see you.
Eze 28:18  By the host of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trade, you have defiled your holy places. So I brought a fire from your midst and it shall devour you, and I will give you for ashes on the earth in the sight of all who see you.
Eze 28:19  All who know you among the peoples shall be appalled at you. You shall be terrors, and you will not be forever.

In the above verses we see a ‘man’ who claims to be a god but shall die, then later speaks of him being in the Garden of Eden.  This is the essence of the antichrist figures throughout history.  Men who claim to be divine, whose claim traces back to the serpent in the garden.   They claim to be divine but the fruit they are partaking of is from the tree of knowledge which brings forth death.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 31-32
“…the Kings of the neighboring city of Tyre claimed to be the off-spring of Baal and Gods, even during their life on earth…for the King was considered a God-King.  A similar custom prevailed in Egypt where the Kings were literally worshipped as Divine…the God was supposed to transfer his Divine Soul from one generation of Kings to the next.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 32-33
“Josephus informs us that the father of King Hiram was called ‘Abi-Baal’ which means of course, ‘the Father of the God,’ and implies that he, at any rate, survived the period at which his son became the recipient of the Divine Soul.  It would thus appear as if Abi-Baal and Hiram Abiff were the same persons…During this period, and long after it, Syria literally swarmed with Priest-Kings who were believed to be the incarnations of their God.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 33-34
“Reverting to the Kings of Byblos and Tyre, we find that some at any rate, were not only Kings but also Priests of Astarte…In these circumstances it seems desirable to decide exactly who the Baal of Tyre was.  He was Melcarth (Moloch)*, whom the Greeks identified with Hercules, and this fact is borne out by Josephus who tells us that King Hiram built and consecrated ‘The Temples of Hercules and Astarte.’  He also tells us that Baal was the God of the Phoenicians.  The Phoenicians, however, usually called him Melcarth, which means ‘The Divine King,’ while the alternative title Baal merely means ‘God.’

*Baal = Moloch = Saturn = Tammuzclick here

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 34
“Frazer considers that these Semitic Kings personated their God and had to marry the Goddess of the Earth, Astarte.  In short, we may say that Baal and Tammuz were really the same Deity, although, perhaps, viewed from a slightly different angle.”

As seen above, Tammuz and Adonis were the same ‘god.’  Adonis also is equivalent to Osiris.
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 35
“…the Rites of Adonis were so similar to those of Osiris that some of the Ancients considered he was Osiris.”
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 93
“ Osiris represents the Semitic Moloch, and Horus, Tammuz.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 58
“Freemasonry is a descendant of the Adonis cult.”

The Temples of Astarte were similar to the Temple of Solomon
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 36
“…in its main outline King Solomon’s temple corresponded with the temples of Astarte.”

This is important to note as the temple built by Solomon is a picture of the body of Messiah.  The temples then of Astarte, Molech, Ba’al etc., are a picture of the body of antichrist.  These temples were counterfeits of the true.

Pg 56 Star of Astarte & the rising of Adonis
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 59
“Thus we find that the cult of Adonis not only dealt with death and resurrection, but its hero was murdered and the annual celebration started when a certain bright start appeared in the East at dawn.”

This star was the star of Astarte/Venus.

Notice in addition to the hexagram symbology, Astarte is standing upon a lion.  This will be discussed in more detail below.

Hiram a shadow picture of the ‘new man’

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 2
“Later came the Mystic who, taking the ancient legend (Hiram), again transformed it into a symbol of the inner strivings of man’s soul, the High Quest of God: a revelation that even in poor sinful man there resides a Spark of the Divine Being with Whom we can achieve union and At-one-ment, the Beatific Vision, then end of the age-long Quest.

The Grail
The Graal legends trace back to the Tammuz cult (Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 78)

Cauldron
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 78
“In the original Tammuz cult among the Jews a cauldron plays an important part, and is referred to by both Jeremiah and Ezekiel…Now in the Mabinogion, in the story of Branwen, the daughter of Llyr, we learn of this mysterious cauldron…We there learn that Bendigeid Vran said to Matholwch, ‘I will give unto thee a cauldron, the property of which is, that if one of thy men be slain to-day, and be cast therein, to-morrow he will be as well as ever he was at the best, except that he will not regain his speech.’  We learn further that originally this cauldron belonged to a gigantic man of Ireland…The legend of how this cauldron came to Ireland is also instructive.  The Tuatha de Danaanclick here were a race of magicians who came from Syria, and in their war with the Syrians used their magic cauldron to revive their own slain…This cauldron also had the property of bestowing fertility on the land to which it came, and in the course of years became converted in the Graal legends into the Chalice, which nevertheless still retained many of the cauldron’s magical properties.  The Graal story clearly indicates a semi-magical initiation rite of death and resurrection, such as is found in other parts of the world, and its connection with the old fertility cult is vouched for not only by the mention of a similar cauldron in the Jewish rites of Tammuz, but by the fact that for its comparisons it has the severed head, which in some versions talks, the spear which drips blood, and a magic sword.  The spear is similar to the spear of Marduk and the spear with which the human representative of Tammuz was slain.  The head reminds us of the head of Tammuz, which was thrown into the sea at Alexandria, and the sword, the magic sword of Solomon.”

Bees
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 75
“…it must be remembered that at Antioch and Ephesus Cybele blended with Astarte and there we find Eunuch priests, some of whom are known as King-bees, which suggests that the survival of the Bee in Freemasonry may be due to the fact that it reminded men of the sacrifice the male insect makes in order that the Queen may be fertilized…”
Footnote
“According to the article in Encyclopedia Britannica on ‘Artemis’ 11th edition pg 665, one group of these priests were called Essenes, which suggests that the Jewish sect of the same name may have originated from a similar order of priests attached to a local form of Astarte.”

More on the Essenes, Yah willing, on the study on Holy Blood, Holy Grail and its connections to the mark.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 142
“Now Diana, or Artemis of Ephesus, who was of course merely another form of Astarte, had an order of Priests who were either called Essenes or at any rate had a High Priest over them known by the title of Essen.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 108
“…in the days of Josephus, the Essenes worked a secret Initiation Rite of four degrees, and though regarded as good Jews, nevertheless prayed to the Sun just before the dawn as if invoking him to rise.  Surely this fact is most significant and suggests that in the Essenes we have at least one of the links by which the old Adonis Cult, cleans and purified, was passed on to the Roman Colleges of Architects, and so, via the Mediaeval Comacine Masons, to us.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 133-134
“the Essenes were a sect with elaborate initiatory rites, penal oaths, and so forth, whose obligation was strikingly like the charge given in the first degree in masonry.  Included in their rites was a preliminary baptism with water, special regalia, a sort of sacramental meal, and, above all, prayers to the sun which, though alien to the orthodox Jewish faith, were an integral part of the ceremonies connected with the death of Tammuz.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 149
“There are unmistakable signs of a fertility cult ritual in the legend of the Graal and also among the Templars.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 150-151
“the black stone of the Kaaba, which is supposed to have fallen from heaven, originally represented the ‘Great Mother,’ and is a ‘close relation’ to the black stone which the Romans brought to the Holy city when they established there the rites of Cybele…The ancient Order of the Assassins also had a girdle, which was red, and these four examples suggest that the Dervish girdle is the lineal descendant of that worn by the Essenes and that the Templar girdle came from one of the Syrian sects.”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 155
“The Assassins were a sect of Ismailites and, like the parent body, believed that God was incarnated in a series of great teachers…”

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 159
“Now we have seen that the Essenes invested their novices with a girdle, that the distinguishing badge of the Assassins was a red cord or girdle, and that in the Dervish rites, as still practiced, the candidate is first encircled with a girdle….The ‘Chronicle of St. Denis’ says of the Templars that in their girdles was their Mahomedanism, for that is the clear meaning of the phrase, and implies that they had dedicated themselves to the service of Mahomed.  It must not be forgotten that the Mediaeval ecclesiastics regarded the Mahomedans not as members of an alien or non-Christian faith, but as heretics…The Cathari also used such a cord, fastening it round the breast of their ‘Perfecti’ at the completion of their ceremonies…Thus the Essenes, the Assassins of Lebanon, the Cathari, and the present day Dervishes use a cord to denote membership of a secret Order, and we can therefore have little doubt as to whence the Templars derived it.”

The Head of Adonis
One of the charges of heresy placed upon the Templars was the ‘worship of a head.’  This traces back to the severed head of Adonis.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 161
“It may be that this head represents the head of Adonis, which was thrown into the sea at Alexandria each year, and we also cannot overlook the fact that among the ‘hallows’ of the Graal is a bleeding head, sometimes described as the head of St. John the Baptist.  We have already seen that the two St. Johns, and more especially, St. John the Baptist, took over many of the rites and customs associated with Adonis, and therefore we are entitled to suspect that the Templar head and the head in the Graal legends both go back to the older cult.”

The skull and cross bones symbol traces back to this head of the Templars.  The legend speaks of a noble lady named Maraclea who was loved by a Temple, who when she died dug up her body and violated it.  A voice told him to return in nine months and he would find a son.  When he came back in nine months he opened the grave and found a head on the leg bones of the skeleton.  The same voice told him to ‘guard it well, for it would be the giver of all good things.’  The knight carried this head with him which gave him magical powers over his enemies and in due course the head passed into possession of the Knights Templars (Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 161)

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 162
“The legend seems to be a garbled account of an initiation rite of death and resurrection, and, moreover, one reminiscent of the old legends of Adonis and Astarte, and also of the story of how Horus was begotten by the dead Osiris.  This legend would represent a Templar ceremony of the mystic marriage, the age-old symbol of the attainment by the true seeker of Divine union…”

Skull & Bones

Why does it say 322 at the bottom of the Skull & Bones symbol?  It is a reference back to Genesis 3:22.

Gen 3:22  And YHWH God said, Behold! The man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put forth his hand and also take from the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever,

Also notice that the skull in the above picture has a head wound…

Rev 13:3  And I saw one of its heads, as having been slain to death, and its deadly wound was healed. And all the earth wondered after the beast.

Hiram Abiff represents the man with the fatal head wound.

Lessons in Capitular Masonry pg 62

“Hiram Abiff is Man.  In the first two degrees, which symbolized the first gropings of the soul for Light, he  becomes conscious of ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’ – Jachin and Boaz – which form the gateway of Matter through which the soul must pass in the pilgrimage which it makes as the prodigal son into a far country to find the Light of Experience.”

Image of Jealousy
Eze 8:3  And He put forth the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head. And the Spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heavens and brought me to Jerusalem (in the visions of God), to the opening of the inner gate facing north, where there was a seat of the image of jealousy, which causes jealousy.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 99
What was the ‘Image of Jealousy’ opposite the north gate – the symbolic place of darkness?  It was Ashtoreth, that is to say, Astarte, the Great mother, the Lover of Tammuz…The exact spot on which the shrine of Astarte stood was the Mount of Olives.”

2Ki 23:13  And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the Mount of Corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the idol of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the idol of the Moabites, and for Milcom the idol of the sons of Ammon, the king defiled.
2Ki 23:14  And he broke the images in pieces, and cut down the Asherahs, and filled their places with the bones of men.

Where was Messiah crucified?  On this same mount.Click Here

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 107
“Thus we see in both scriptural passages a reference to the worship of the sun and to a tree, and in each case the primitive idea is clearly re-birth, or the resurrection of the slain God, Tammuz, over whom the women at the north gate were weeping, while the seventy and one elders in the tomb were by means of prayer and incense striving to raise him.”

Link to Solomon
The Song of Solomon on the literal level is speaking of Solomon and the Shullamite bride.  On a deeper level it is speaking of Messiah Yahshua and His bride.  What is the counterfeit?  Tammuz and Astarte.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 114
“So the Song of Solomon is the liturgy of the wooing and marriage of Astarte and Tammuz performed every year in Palestine in the Spring, which inevitably led up to the death, or loss, of the male God in order that the land might become fertile.”

Hermes
Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 244
“The name Hiram seems to be closely connected with the Greek word Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods, the Conductor of the Dead through the Underworld, and the symbol of the higher intelligence.  Is it not possible that this connection implies that the Greeks, who accepted the Orphic teaching long before the Classical period, who celebrated the Mysteries of Dionysius and adopted and Hellenised the Cult of of Adonis, may have derived not only the name Hermes, but also the whole conception of that God from Hiram Abiff?”

Hiram = Cain
The History of Freemasonry pg 423
“it is as at least a curious coincidence that Cain, which I have shown to mean a smith, should have been the first builder of a city, and that the same name should have been assigned to the first forger of metals, while the old Masonic Legend makes the master smith, Hiram of Tyre, also the chief builder of Solomon.”

Cain is a picture of the antichrist.

Gen 4:1  And the man knew his wife Eve. And she conceived and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man (with the help of) YHWH.
Literally ‘I have gotten a man YHWH’

Here we see a picture of man who was a ‘God’ (2 Thessalonians 2:4) but in reality was from the adversary.

Cain was from the evil one

1Jn 3:12  not as Cain was of the evil one, and killed his brother. And for what did he kill him? Because his works were evil, but the things of his brother were righteous.

Both Chiun and Saturn are identified as Cain.

“The god of time was Chium in Egypt, or Saturn…and Chium is the same as Cain.” – Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine

“Chiun is sometimes called Kaiwan, or spelled Khiun, and means star. The star of Saturn was a god… Sakkuth and Kaiwan or Chiun are objects of idolatrous worship and  are Assyrian gods. In Akkadian texts both names mean the planet or star, Saturn.” (O.J. Graham, The Six-Pointed Star pg 28-29)

Since Chiun and Cain are linked with Saturn, the planetary name for Satan, the mark of Cain was the mark of Saturn, a six-pointed star.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? pg 179

“According to Heckenthorne, Hiram Abiff was descended from Cain, whose father was on of the Elohim, and begot Cain by Ebe…At the flood all this gifted race [from the Elohim/genii of fire] were destroyed except Tubal-Cain and his son.  The wife of Ham fell in love with this son and by him became the mother of Nimrod, who was not only a mighty hunter but the founder of Babylon.  From Nimrod descended Hiram Abiff, who is really the same as Adoniram.”

The Lion’s Paw

Secret Places of the Lion pg 5-6
“To understand fully what ‘lion’ means in its symbolic sense we must search the ancient mysteries known only to selected initiates…Candidates who successfully passed the ancient Mithraic initiations were called ‘lions’ and were marked upon their foreheads with the Egyptian crossclick here…Mithras himself is often pictured with the head of a lion and two pairs of wings.  The reference to the ‘Lion’ and the ‘Grip of the Lion’s Paw’ in the Master Mason’s degree have a strong Mithraic tinge and may easily have originated from this cult…Initiates of the Egyptian mysteries were sometimes called lions or panthers.  The lion was the emissary of the sun, symbolizing light, truth, and regeneration…The lion symbolized Secret Wisdom (King Solomon was often symbolized as a lion); to overcome this beast is to become a master of such wisdom.”

Introduction to Freemasonry pg 134
“The lion is one of Freemasonry’s most powerful and potent symbols both in the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the paw of the lion.”

Introduction to Freemasonry pg 135
“The idea of a resurrection is curiously interwoven with the lion..the lion was connected with the idea of resurrection long before the Man of Galilee walked upon the earth.  In ancient Egypt as we learn from the stone carvings on the ruins of temples a lion raised Osiris from the dead level to a living perpendicular by a grip of his paw; the carvings show a figure standing behind the altar, observing the raising of the dead, with its left arm uplifted and forming the angle of a square.”

The Lion = Solomon in Masonic thought

Morals & Dogma pg 210

According to Masons, Solomon ‘resurrected’ Hiram w/ the “Lion’s paw”.  This sounds very similar to the account in Revelation 13.

Rev 13:11  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12  And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:13  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Rev 13:14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 13:15  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Rev 13:16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Major points involved in the 3rd degree of Freemasonry.

* The candidate is dressed in ‘pauper’s clothing’. with both leg bared, both arms bared, bare chest and heelless left and right slippers.

* The second degree apron is worn over the pauper’s clothing.

* The blue blindfold, called a hoodwink, is placed over the candidate’s eyes.

* The blue ‘cable tow rope’ is wound 3 times around his body at the waist.

* Compass points are pressed against left and right breast.

* Two swords are pressed in a ‘V’ against the kidneys.

*  The candidate is shown the secret handshake – the ‘lion’s paw’ grip, the ‘Due Guard’ and four further signs of Horror, Sympathy, Grief and Distress, and Joy and Exaltation. The passwords are ‘Machoben’ and ‘Tubal Cain’

* During the oath taking the candidate will have held the ‘Volume of Sacred Law’ (VSL) which for most UK/USA Blue Lodges would be the Bible.

* Ceremony involves enacting out a drama whereby the candidate becomes ‘Hiram Abiff’ the (mythical) architect of King Solomon’s temple.  The candidate as Hiram Abiiff is attacked by three Juwes (Joo-ees) who kill him by three violent blows to the body and head (or sometimes all three blows are to the head, right and left temples and forehead). The first blow is with a 24″ gauge to the throat, the second with a square to the chest and the third (death blow) with a maul to the head. The candidate then falls onto an open stretcher and is shown a black coffin shaped cloth with skull and bones, and is then buried temporarily under the temple rubbish, then moved to burial under the Acacia tree.

In the drama the candidate is attempted to be raised back to life by the 1st degree secret grip but this fails. The second degree grip also fails, and it is then that the worshipful master, impersonating King Solomon, steps forward and applying the third degree  ‘lion’s paw’  grip succeeds in raising the candidate from death into new life in Freemasonry.

The picture shows how the grip of the Lion’s Paw was given in the Pyramid Mysteries. The priest wore over his head the mask of a lion. By this grip the spirit in man, long buried in the sepulchre of substance, is raised to life, and the candidate goes forth as a builder entitled to the wages of an initiate.

From the inside cover of ‘The Lost Keys of Freemasonry’ by Manly P. Hall 33rd degree

*  The candidate is then given the five points of fellowship. Foot to foot, knee to knee, breast to breast, hand to mouth and mouth to ear.

* At this point the Grand Masonic Word ‘Mah-hah-bone’ is revealed under penalty of death of revealed, as is the secret word ‘Machaben’

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 802

The lion, from the earliest times of recorded history, has been a symbol of might and royalty. It was placed on the standard of the Tribe of Judah because it was the royal tribe of the Hebrew Nation. The Kings of Judah were, therefore, called the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. This was one of the titles of King Solomon. This is the literal meaning of the term, but it also has a symbolic one. The Jewish idea of the Messiah was that of a mighty temporal king. He was designated the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, for it was from this tribe that all rulers came. The expression does not, of necessity, refer to Jesus of Nazareth, though the Christian Mason may so interpret the name if he desires. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah also describes the Messiah of the Jewish Mason or the mediator of some of the ancient religions of the East whose worshippers are Masons. Freedom of choice as to the application of these symbols is one of the reasons for the growth of Freemasonry over the centuries.

Mentor’s Manual (Florida), page 24.

The Freemason is introduced to the symbolism of the lion’s paw during the Master Masons degree during the portrayal of the Hiramic legend where the reference is to the spiritual resurrection and immortality. The symbolism of resurrection clearly is an important part of a Freemason’s journey and quest for Light. In moving from darkness to Light, the Freemason recognizes his personal transformation and improvement, but the great step forward is made in the Third degree. From the hand of a trusted Brother one is raised to a higher level of spiritual understanding and with the strength so gained, may become a better man and Freemason.

Therefore Masonry teaches that redemption and salvation are both the power and the responsibility of the individual Mason. Saviors like Hiram Abiff can and do show the way, but men must always follow and demonstrate, each for himself, his power to save himself, to build his own spiritual fabric in his own time and way. Every man in essence is his own savior and redeemer; for if he does not save himself, he will not be saved. The reader who succeeds in getting back to the real teachings of the masters, including Jesus of Nazareth, will find unanimity of thinking on this matter.

The Meaning of Masonry, p. 95

“It is far more important that men should strive to become Christ’s than that they should believe that Jesus was Christ.”  J D Buck, Mystic Masonry, (1913).

Albert Pike alludes to the Freemasonic Messianic legacy within its mythology in his seminal work, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1872)

Albert Pike “Behold the object, the end, the result, of the great speculation and logomachies of antiquity; the ultimate annihilation of evil, and restoration of Man to his first estate, by a Redeemer, a Masayah, a Christos, the incarnate Word, Reason, or Power of Diety” (Morals and Dogma pg 29)

“God is, as man conceives Him, the reflected image of man himself.” (Morals and Dogma pg 288)

W.I. Wilmhurst, The Meaning of Masonry pg 47, 94
“This…the evolution of man into superman…was always the purpose of the ancient mysteries…Man, who has sprung from the earth and developed through the lower kingdoms of nature…has yet to complete his evolution…by becoming a god-like being…”

The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 74

Masonry is UNIVERSAL and recognizes no CREEDS, taking truth wherever it is found. That Jesus, the man, lived is conceded by even a vast majority of non-Christian creeds, the Jew acknowledges him to have been a Great Teacher. Some Christian creeds declare him to have been “conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,” others refuse this dogma, attribute to him no supernatural birth and claim he “achieved Christ-hood.” Occult teaching largely agrees with this latter thesis and points to him as a “prototype” of the perfect man – the goal toward which the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE is evolving. We are here referring to the Master strictly in that sense – one who has Mastered himself in the fullest sense of the expression.

The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 124

There have been numerous prototypes of the perfect man, forerunners of the perfected race which is to come. In some way, for some unexplainable reason, these prototypes came to be looked upon as “Saviors” rather than EXAMPLES.”

The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 124-5

It is of course true they are “saviors” in the sense that they exemplify what man CAN BE and what he is to BECOME, but they do not so much “save men” as to point the way to “salvation.”

The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 158

We may discover why brief but glorious glimpses of what MAN MAY BE have been vouchsafed by such saviors as Osiris, Krishna, Jesus and Hiram.

The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 156

The resurrection of Hiram is also taught by The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania through the use of  The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning and other Masonic books they circulate which contain similar teachings. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania uses the book to draw a parallel between Hiram and Jesus, just as some other Grand Lodges do in their monitors.

Hiram, like Jesus, is subjected to three temptations which he withstands. He, like all the other saviors, loses his life in the contest between Right and the Principle of Evil. He lies buried fifteen days in contrast to the three days Jesus is said to have been in the tomb. The manner of his resurrection is dramatically different from all the others. Here, in fact, is a more enlightening example of resurrection than in any of the savior legends.

The Ring of Solomon

The myth of the Ring of Solomon was principally developed by Arabic writers who claimed that God gave the ring to Solomon. The ring is said to have had the name of God engraved upon it. But this posed a problem with the Jewish community as Jewish law forbade the Jews to write the name of God. Thus it was conceded that the six pointed star and later the five-pointed star is what King Solomon had inscribed on his ring. Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic legends believed that King Solomon commanded demons and spoke with animals by the power of his ring.

Josephus Antiquites 8.2.5
5. Now the sagacity and wisdom which God had bestowed on Solomon was so great, that he exceeded the ancients; insomuch that he was no way inferior to the Egyptians, who are said to have been beyond all men in understanding; nay, indeed, it is evident that their sagacity was very much inferior to that of the king’s. He also excelled and distinguished himself in wisdom above those who were most eminent among the Hebrews at that time for shrewdness; those I mean were Ethan, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. He also composed books of odes and songs a thousand and five, of parables and similitudes three thousand; for he spake a parable upon every sort of tree, from the hyssop to the cedar; and in like manner also about beasts, about all sorts of living creatures, whether upon the earth, or in the seas, or in the air; for he was not unacquainted with any of their natures, nor omitted inquiries about them, but described them all like a philosopher, and demonstrated his exquisite knowledge of their several properties. God also enabled him to learn that skill which expels demons, (4) which is a science useful and sanative to men. He composed such incantations also by which distempers are alleviated. And he left behind him the manner of using exorcisms, by which they drive away demons, so that they never return; and this method of cure is of great force unto this day; for I have seen a certain man of my own country, whose name was Eleazar, releasing people that were demoniacal in the presence of Vespasian, and his sons, and his captains, and the whole multitude of his soldiers. The manner of the cure was this: He put a ring that had a Foot of one of those sorts mentioned by Solomon to the nostrils of the demoniac, after which he drew out the demon through his nostrils; and when the man fell down immediately, he abjured him to return into him no more, making still mention of Solomon, and reciting the incantations which he composed. And when Eleazar would persuade and demonstrate to the spectators that he had such a power, he set a little way off a cup or basin full of water, and commanded the demon, as he went out of the man, to overturn it, and thereby to let the spectators know that he had left the man; and when this was done, the skill and wisdom of Solomon was shown very manifestly: for which reason it is, that all men may know the vastness of Solomon’s abilities, and how he was beloved of God, and that the extraordinary virtues of every kind with which this king was endowed may not be unknown to any
people under the sun for this reason, I say, it is that we have proceeded to speak so largely of these matters.

In between Psalm 89-91 in the Dead Sea Scrolls were found 4 “exorcism” psalms, 3 of which were never seen the 4th being Psalm 91.  In the second exorcism psalm it speaks of Solomon invoking the spirits and demons.

Encyclopedia of Freemasonry vol 2 pg 245
“The Seal of Solomon or the Shield of David, for under both names the same thing was denoted, is a hexagonal figure consisting of two interlaced triangles, thus forming the outlines of a six-pointed star.  Upon it was inscribed on of the sacred names of God, from which inscription it was supposed principally to derive its talismanic powers.   These powers were very extensive, for it was believed that it would extinguish fire, prevent wounds in a conflict, and perform many other wonders.  The Jews called it the Shield of David in reference to the protection which it gave to its possessors.  But to the other Orientalists it was more familiarly known as the Seal of Solomon.  Among these imaginative people, there was a very prevalent belief in the magical character of the King of Israel.  He was esteemed rather as a great magician than as a great monarch, and by the signet which he wore, on which this talismanic seal was engraved, he is supposed to have accomplished the most extraordinary actions, and by it to have enlisted in his service the labors of the genii for the construction of his celebrated Temple….Of all talismans, there is none, except, perhaps, the cross, which was so generally prevalent among the ancients as this Seal of Solomon or Shield of David.  It has been found in the cave of Elephants, in India, accompanying the image of the Deity, and many other places celebrated in the Brahmanical and the Buddhist religions.

In Medieval Jewish, Islamic and Christian legends, the Seal of Solomon was a magical signet ring said to have been possessed by King Solomon (or Sulayman in the Islamic version), which variously gave him the power to command demons (or jinni), or to speak with animals. In one of the Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, an evil jinn is described as being imprisoned in a copper bottle for 1,800 years by a lead seal stamped by the ring. Other, later books (Pseudomonarchia Daemonum) manage to fit far more demons in the bottle (Wikipedia, Seal of Solomon)

Story of Aladdin

Aladdin lamp

In the story  the Fisherman fishes up the container of Satan stamped with the Seal of Solomon. Upon opening, smoke arises and a beast emerges. Satan is a Jinni (Genie) contained in a bottle or lamp or bottomless pit or prison of some type.

The first thing out of the Jinni’s mouth is the declaration that Sulayman (Solomon) is the prophet of God. Sulayman being dead 1800 years ago and that we are in the last days of the world. The Jinni offers the Fisherman a wish of choosing how to die. The Jinni declares that it is among the heretical Jann and that it sinned against Sulayman. The Jinni declares an alliance with Sakhr al Janni. The Janni refused to obey True Faith (God) and was locked in the cucumber jar. The jar was sealed with the Most High Name (The Name of God).

Witchcraft & Magic

“…How do the dictionaries define ‘hexagram’? ‘The root word hex is defined as (1) an evil spell, (2) a witch (v.t. to bewitch)’ (Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary)…

“Solomon’s Seal was accepted as occult by the occult world. King Solomon was deeply involved in witchcraft and occultism. According to The Sorcerer’s Handbook, ‘King Solomon, traditionally known as an arch magician, used a spell to banish infernal beings sent by the king of demons to extract human hearts… [The names of the demons are then given.]’…  (Graham: 24-5, 29, 32)

Solomon used his Seal ring to communicate with evil spirits.

“The legend that Solomon possessed a seal ring on which the name of God was engraved and by means of which he controlled the demons is related at length in Git. 68a, b. This legend is especially developed by Arabic writers, who declare that the ring, on which was engraved ‘the Most Great Name of God,’ and which was given to Solomon from heaven, was partly brass and partly iron. With the brass part of the ring Solomon signed his written commands to the good genii, and with the iron part he signed his commands to the evil genii, or devils. The Arabic writers declare also that Solomon received four jewels from four different angels, and that he set them in one ring, so that he could control the four elements. The legend that Asmodeus once obtained possession of the ring and threw it into the sea, and that Solomon was thus deprived of his power until he discovered the ring inside a fish (Jellinek, ‘B. H.’ ii. 86-87), also has an Arabic source (comp. D’Herbelot, ‘Bibliothèque Orientale,’ s.v. ‘Soliman ben Daoud’; Fabricius, ‘Codex Pseudepigraphicus,’ i. 1054;… The legend of a magic ring by means of which the possessor could exorcise demons was current in the first century, as is shown by Josephus’ statement (‘Ant.’ viii. 2, § 5) that one Eleazar exorcised demons in the presence of Vespasian by means of a ring, using incantations composed by Solomon Fabricius (l.c.) thinks that the legend of the ring of Solomon thrown into the sea and found afterward inside a fish is derived from the story of the ring of Polycrates, a story which is related by Herodotus (iii. 41 et seq.), Strabo (xiv. 638), and others, and which was the basis of Schiller’s poem ‘Der Ring des Polykrates.’” (Jewish encyclopedia)

Be Wise as Serpents - Fritz Springmeier

Solomon’s Temple

“Of all the objects which constitute the Masonic science of symbolism, the most important, the most cherished, by the Mason, and by far the most significant, is the Temple of Jerusalem. The spiritualizing of the Temple is the first, the most prominent and the most pervading, of all symbols of Freemasonry … Take from Freemasonry its dependence on the Temple; leave out of its ritual all references to that sacred edifice, and to the legends and traditions connected with it, and the system itself would at once decay and die … ” ["Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry" - Albert Mackey]

King Solomon’s Temple in the Masonic Tradition pg 29
“The theory of the origin of the Masonic institution from King Solomon’s Temple is an old tradition indeed, and stems from the Old Charges of the operative Masons…”

Indeed, Masonic leadership has spiritualized the meaning of the Temple in the life of each and every Mason. Albert Mackey explains: “To the Master Mason, the Temple of Solomon is truly the symbol of human life … it becomes a fit symbol of human life occupied in the search after Divine Truth, which is nowhere to be found … Such is the symbolism of the first Temple, that of Solomon, as familiar to the class of Master Masons.” ["Encylopaedia of Freemasonry - Albert Mackey]

“The Temple of Masonry is hence forward the house of Christ’ … [Edward Waite, p. 486-7, "A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: The Rites, Literature and History", Volume II

"... in the High Grades [of Masonry] we hear of a secret intention to build yet another temple at Jerusalem.” [Author, Edward Waite, p. 486-7, "A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: The Rites, Literature and History", Volume II

King Solmon's Temple in the Masonic Tradition pg 50
"In some cases, our Masonic legends respecting King Solomon can in fact be found to be a reflection of the Rabbinic and Kabbalistic lore that had been current among the Jews from very early times, and among the Arabs as well, to whom 'Suleimann' (considered by them to have been a Moslem) is almost as fabulous a figure as he is to his own kinsmen and to Masonry.  Both to the Jews and the Arabs he is the Wise Man par excellence and Master-Magician, and many are the tales told of his prowess and his wisdom, his miraculous domination of the demons and the jinns, his occult and superhuman faculties and powers.  Of especial interest to Royal Arch Masons, for example, is the Rabbinic legend to the effect that Solomon, in his capacity as prophet and seer, foresaw the destruction of his Temple by the Babylonians, and accordingly caused an underground receptacle to be built below the Temple in which the Ark was eventually hidden."

The common belief is that Freemasonry traces it's birth to the Temple of Solomon (The History of Freemasonry pg 73), however, Masonic scholars go back further to the Mysteries.

The History of Freemasonry pg 174
"The theory which ascribes the origin of Freemasonry as a secret society to the Pagan Mysteries of the ancient world, and which derives the most important part of its ritual and the legend of its Third Degree from the initiation practiced in these religious organization, necessarily connects itsefl with the Legend of the Temple origin of the Institution, because we can only link the initation in the Mysteries with that of Freemasonry by supposing that the one was in some way engrafted on the other, at the time of the building of the Temple and the union of the Jewish and Tyrian workmen."

The History of Freemasonry pg 175
"These Mysteries, although they differed in name and in some of the details of initiation, were essentially alike in general form and design. 'Their end as well as nature,' says Warburton, 'was the same in all: to teach the doctrine of a future state.' "

The History of Freemasonry pg 181
"The third and last of the progressive steps or grades in the Mysteries was Perfection.  It was the ultimate object of the system.  It was also called the autopsy, from a Greek word which signifies seeing with one's own eyes.

Here we see that the Temple of Solomon, in Masonic thought, is linked to the ancient Mysteries.  According to Knight and Lomas, the Temple was a 'carbon copy of a Sumerian temple erected for the god Ninurta a thousand years earlier (The Hiram Key pg 23).  As seen in part 7, Ninurta = Saturn.

The true Temple that Solomon built was designed by Elohim and the plans were given through David in the same way that Moshe received the plans for the Tabernacle.

Exo 25:9  According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
Exo 25:40  And see that they are made by their patterns which you were caused to see in the mountain.
1Ch 28:19  All was in writing from the hand of YHWH. He caused me to understand all the work of the pattern.

The word in Hebrew for pattern is

H8403
תּבנית
tabnîyth
BDB Definition:
1) pattern, plan, form, construction, figure

The root of this word is:

The pattern of the Temple and Tabernacle are shadow pictures of THE Son.

The patterns, types, and shadows in the Scriptures point to the SON

Heb 9:24  For Christ did not enter into the Holy of Holies made by hands, types of the true things, but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf,
Heb 10:1  For the Law had a shadow of the coming good things, not the image itself of those things. Appearing year by year with the same sacrifices, which they offer continually, they never are able to perfect the ones drawing near.

Heb 8:5  who serve the pattern of and shadow of heavenly things, even as Moses was divinely warned, being about to make the tabernacle: For He says, "See that you make all things according to the pattern being shown to you in the mount." Exodus 25:40

His people are His Body

Rom 12:5  So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Gal 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Phi 1:27  Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Joh 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Joh 17:11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Joh 17:21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
1Co 6:15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
1Co 6:16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
1Co 6:17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1Co 12:12  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:13  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1Co 12:14  For the body is not one member, but many.
Eph 4:15  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Col 3:11  Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Rom 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

The True Regathering is IN Messiah
Isa 11:12  And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Jer 30:3  For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
Eze 34:23  And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
Eze 37:16  Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
Eze 37:17  And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

His Body is His Temple

Heb 3:6  But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
1Pe 2:4  To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Exo 25:8  And let them make a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell in their midst.
2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are 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.
2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

1Co 3:9  For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
1Co 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
1Co 3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1Co 3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1Co 3:13  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
1Co 3:14  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1Co 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Eze 37:27  My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Eze 43:9  Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
Lev 26:12  And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
Exo 29:45  And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
Zec 2:10  Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
Rom 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Eph 3:17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

The counterfeit Temple  will draw from the tradition that Solomon built it with the assistance of demons.

It is also taught that Bezaleel used Kabbalastic witchcraft to build the Tabernacle
“Bezaleel, the builder of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, knew how to combine the letters by which the heavens and the earth were created.”  Berakoth 55a

The word for joining together (as in the joining together of the tabernacle to make it one) is the same word used for magic charmer
Exo 36:13  And he made fifty hooks of gold; and he joined the curtains by the hooks, one to another. And the tabernacle became one.
Deu 18:11  or a magic charmer, or one consulting mediums, or a spirit-knower, or one inquiring of the dead.

Here in this Hebrew word, chaber, the concept of true and false temple can be seen.  The true Temple of Elohim which is a picture of Messiah and His Body versus the false temple of satan...his body.

In alchemy, the combination of the fire and water symbols (up and down triangles) is known as the Seal of Solomon. The symbol is representative of the combination of opposites and transmutation. Transmutation is an alchemical term which is referred to the process of changing lead into gold but in reality is an allusion to man becoming 'god'.  Combining the alchemical symbols for fire (upwards triangle) and water (downwards triangle), the alchemical symbols for earth and air are also created. The downwards facing triangle is divided along the center by the base line of the opposite triangle. This is the alchemical symbol for earth. Conversely, the upwards triangle divided by the base line of the downwards triangle is the alchemical symbol for air. The Seal of Solomon is all that is unified in perfect balance; the Spirit Wheel...the merkabah. The merkabah will be discussed in a future study, Yah willing.  The seal of Solomon/star of David is therefore, a picture of the 'new man' or the false temple.

Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital pg 102

"Quintessence is often used as a convenient symbol in esoteric literature to denote the access to higher realms which follows successful initiation."

IBID pg 110

"This star symbolizes the harmony of the Quintessence, within which the Four magically become five (the Latin, quintus, means 'fifth').  May we not trace a similar symbolism in the merging of the square and compass...?" 

False Temple

The next temple is not accepted...those who don't accept the next temple will be persecuted but YHWH will appear to the glory of those who don't accept the temple and destroy those who worship falsely at this upcoming counterfeit.
Isa 66:1  So says YHWH: Heaven is My throne, and earth the footstool of My feet. Where then is the house that you build for Me? And where then is the place of My rest?
Isa 66:2  And My hand has made all these things, even all these things exist, declares YHWH. But I will look toward this one, to the afflicted, and to the contrite of spirit, even trembling at My Word.
Isa 66:3  He who kills an ox is as if he struck a man; he who sacrifices a lamb is as if he broke a dog's neck; he who offers a present is as if it were swine's blood; he making mention of incense is as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their way, and their soul delights in their abominations.
Isa 66:4  I also will choose their vexations
(KJV DELUSIONS**); and I will bring their fears to them; because I called, and no one answered; I spoke, and they did not hear. But they did the evil in My eyes, and chose that in which I had no pleasure.
Isa 66:5  Hear the Word of YHWH, those who tremble at His Word. Your brothers who hate you
##, who drive you out for My name's sake, have said, YHWH is glorified. But He shall appear in your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

**The strong delusion spoken of in 2 Thessalonians is intimately connected to the false temple in the end of days
2Th 2:1  And, brothers, we entreat you, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together to Him,
2Th 2:2  for you not to be quickly shaken in the mind, nor to be disturbed, neither through a spirit, nor through speech, nor through letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ has come.
2Th 2:3  Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that Day will not come unless first comes the falling away, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
2Th 2:4  the one opposing and exalting himself over everything being called God, or object of worship, so as for him "to sit in the temple of God" as God, setting forth himself, that he is God.
Dan. 11:36; Eze. 28:2
2Th 2:5  Do you not remember that I told you these things, I yet being with you?
2Th 2:6  And now you know the thing holding back, for him to be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7  For the mystery of lawlessness already is working, only he is holding back now, until it comes out of the midst.
2Th 2:8  And then "the Lawless One" will be revealed, "whom" "the Lord" "will consume" "by the spirit of His mouth," and will bring to nought by the brightness of His presence.
Isa. 11:4 ; Rev 19:15
2Th 2:9  His coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and miraculous signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10  and in all deceit of unrighteousness in those being lost, because they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved.
2Th 2:11  And because of this, God will send to them a working of error
(STONG DELUSION), for them to believe the lie,
2Th 2:12  that all may be judged, those not believing the truth, but who have delighted in unrighteousness.

##Persecution of the true believers by those who worship at the Temple
Eze 11:15  Son of man, your brothers, your brothers, the men of your kindred, and all the house of Israel, all of them who have said to those living in Jerusalem, Go far away from YHWH, this land is given to us for a possession.
Psa 27:10  When my father and my mother forsake me then YHWH will take me up.
Psa 27:11  Teach me Your way, O YHWH, and lead me in a level path, because of those who watch me.
Psa 27:12  Do not give me into the soul of my foes; for false witnesses have risen up against me, and the ones breathing out violence.
Psa 27:13  I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of YHWHin the land of the living.
Psa 27:14  Hope in YHWH; be strong and He will make strong your heart; yea, hope in YHWH!
Joh 16:1  I have spoken these things to you so that you may not be offended.
Joh 16:2  They will put you out of the synagogue, but an hour is coming that everyone killing you will think to bear a service before God.
Joh 16:3  And they will do these things to you because they do not know the Father nor Me.
Joh 16:4  But I have spoken these things to you so that when the hour comes you may recall them, that I told you these things. But I did not say these things to you from the beginning because I was with you.

This persecution takes place after WWIII when Islam is "miraculously" defeated by the FALSE Israel.  The antichrist will come from heaven with 1/3 of the angel (Rev 12) deceiving mankind into building the temple to worship the Almighty and try to convince mankind that he is in fact the Messiah and should be worshiped.  This is when many brethren will be deceived and will gladly deliver those who don't accept this to be persecuted and even killed as though they were doing God a service and ultimately 'saving' their loved ones from denying the Messiah.  Sadly, they will be delivering up their loved ones for a false Messiah.
Mat 24:7  For nation will be raised against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes against many places.
Mat 24:8  But all these are a beginning of throes.
Mat 24:9  Then they will deliver you up to affliction, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
Mat 24:10  And then many will be offended, and they will deliver up one another and will hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets will be raised and will cause many to err.
Mat 24:12  And because lawlessness shall have been multiplied, the love of the many will grow cold.
Mat 10:17  But beware of men. For they will betray you to sanhedrins, and they will flog you in their synagogues.
Mat 10:18  And also you will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
Mat 10:19  But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious how or what you should say, for it is given to you in that hour what you should say.
Mat 10:20  For you are not the ones speaking, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
Mat 10:21  But brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child. And children will rise up against parents and will put them to death.
Mat 10:22  And you will be hated by all on account of My name, but the one enduring to the end shall be kept safe.
Mat 10:23  But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For truly I say to you, In no way will you have finished the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.

Fire from heaven

2Ch 7:1  And when Solomon finished praying, then the fire came down from Heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of YHWH filled the house;

What will be the 'miracle' that leads most of the earth astray by the 'reincarnated Solomon'?

Rev 13:13  And it does great signs, that it even causes fire to come down out of the heaven onto the earth before men.
This deception is allowed by YHWH as a part of the strong delusion.

The birth of Zion happens AFTER the false temple is built...NOT  1948
Isa 66:6  A roaring sound from the city! A sound from the temple! It is the sound of YHWH repaying retribution to His enemies.
Isa 66:7  Before she travailed, she brought forth; before pain came to her, she delivered a male child.
Isa 66:8  Who has heard a thing like this? Who has seen things like these? Shall the earth be brought forth in one day? Shall a nation be born in one step? For Zion travailed and also brought forth her sons.
Isa 66:9  Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says YHWH. Surely I cause birth, and hold back, says your God.
Isa 66:10  Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all who love her. Rejoice a rejoicing with her, all who mourn for her;
Isa 66:11  that you may suck and be satisfied with her comforting breasts; that you may milk out and delight yourselves with the fullness of her glory.

Isa 66:12  For so says YHWH: Behold, I stretch out peace to her like a river, and glory of nations like an overflowing torrent. And you shall suck; you shall be carried on the side and be dandled on knees.
Isa 66:13  As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Isa 66:14  And you will see, and your heart shall rejoice; and your bones shall flourish like the grass. And the hand of YHWH shall be known toward His servants, and He shall be indignant with His enemies.
Isa 66:15  For, behold, YHWH will come with fire, and His chariots like the tempest, to return His wrath in fury, and His rebuke in flames of fire.
Isa 66:16  For by fire and by His sword YHWH will execute judgment with all flesh; and the slain of YHWH shall be many.

Eze 13:1  And the Word of YHWH was to me, saying,
Eze 13:2  Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy. And say to those who prophesy out of their own heart, Hear the Word of YHWH:
Eze 13:3  So says the Lord YHWH, Woe to the foolish prophets who walk after their own spirit and have seen nothing!
Eze 13:4  O Israel, your prophets are like foxes in the deserts.
(Son 2:15...the foxes spoil the vine.  Foxes are deceitful and sneaky.  Yahshua compares Herod (famous for the building parts of the second Temple) as a fox.  Herod built onto the Temple to try to deceive the Yisraeli people into believing he was one of their own although he was really an Edomite...tare among the wheat...interestingly Fox = 666 in English gematria)

Eze 13:5  You have not gone up into the breaks (Psa 106:23), nor built a wall around the house of Israel, that it might stand in the battle, in the day of YHWH.
Eze 13:6  They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, YHWH declares! And YHWH has not sent them, but they hoped to lift their word.
Eze 13:7  Did you not see a vain vision and speak a lying divination? Yet you say, YHWH declares, though I have not spoken.

Eze 13:8  So the Lord YHWH says this: Because you have spoken vanity and have seen a lie, therefore, behold, I am against you, declares the Lord YHWH.
Eze 13:9  And My hand shall be against the prophets who see vanity, and who divine a lie. They shall not be in the assembly
(sod) of My people, and they shall not be written in the writing of the house of Israel, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel.(Psalm 87:6; Isa 4:3; Dan 12:1; Lk 10:20; Eze 20:38) And you shall know that I am the Lord YHWH.
Eze 13:10  Because, even because they made My people go astray, saying, Peace! and there was no peace. And he builds a wall, and, behold, others daubed it with lime. (The false temple shall fall because it is not built upon THE ROCK who is Messiah)
Eze 13:12  And, behold, when the wall has fallen, it shall not be said to you, Where is the daubing with which you have daubed?
Eze 13:13  So the Lord YHWH says this: I will even break in My fury with a tempestuous wind. And there shall be a flooding rain in My anger, and hailstones in fury, to consume it.

Reference back to Isaiah 65-66 speaking of false Jews who worship falsely and persecute the true chosen people.  YHWH will destroy them
Eze 13:14  And I will break down the wall that you have daubed with lime and bring it down to the ground; yea, I will bare its base. And it shall fall, and you will be consumed in its midst. And you shall know that I am YHWH.
Eze 13:15  And I will complete My wrath in the wall, and in those who daubed it with lime. And I will say to you, The wall is not; and, Those who daubed are not.
Eze 13:16  The prophets of Israel who are prophesying concerning Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her, even there is no peace, declares the Lord YHWH.
Eze 13:17  And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their heart, and prophesy against them,
Eze 13:18  and say, So says the Lord YHWH: Woe to those sewing amulets* to all joints of my hands
(mark on the hand), and make long veils for the head of every man of stature (mark on the head of ALL), to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people, and will you save alive the souls for yourselves? Killing or enslaving those who refuse the mark

*amulets

This is the word used in Ezekiel 9 referring to the Man with the inkhorn who MARKS those who mourn for the abominations in Jerusalem with the Mark of YHWH...

Eze 13:19  And will you profane Me among My people for handfuls of barley, and for bits of bread, to cause to die the souls that should not die, and to save alive the souls that should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies?
Eze 13:20  So the Lord YHWH says this: Behold, I am against your amulets with which you are hunting the souls there, to make them fly. And I will tear them from your arms, and will send out the souls, souls which you are hunting, to make them fly.
Eze 13:21  Also I will tear your long veils and deliver My people out of your hand. And they shall not again be in your hand to be hunted. And you shall know that I am YHWH.
Eze 13:22  Because you have saddened the heart of the righteous with lies, and I have not pained him, and you have made the hands of the wicked strong, so that he should not turn from his evil way, to keep him alive.
Eze 13:23  So you shall not see vanity, and you shall not divine any divination. And I will deliver My people out of your hand. And you shall know that I am YHWH.

Ceiling of a temple of Baal

1Ki 16:30  and Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the eyes of YHWH above all who were before him.
1Ki 16:31  And it happened as if it were a light thing, that he walked in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took a wife, Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, the king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and bowed himself to it.
1Ki 16:32  And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

2Ki 10:23  And Jehu and Jehonadab the son of Rechab went in to the house of Baal and said to the servants of Baal, Search and see that there are none of the servants of YHWH here with you; but only the servants of Baal.
2Ki 10:24  And they came in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. And Jehu had set for himself eighty men on the outside. And he said, The man who lets any of the men escape whom I am bringing into your hands, his life for the life of him.
2Ki 10:25  And it happened, when he finished offering the burnt offering, Jehu said to the runners and the third officers, Go in, strike them. Do not let any man come out. And they struck them by the edge of the sword. And the runners and the third officers threw them out. And they went into the city to the house of Baal,
2Ki 10:26  and brought out the pillars of the house of Baal and burned them.
2Ki 10:27  And they broke down the pillar of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it an outhouse to this day.

2Ki 11:17  And Jehoiada cut a covenant between YHWH and the king and the people to be for a people to YHWH, and between the king and the people.
2Ki 11:18  And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal and broke it down. They completely smashed its altars and its images. And they killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest set guards over the house of YHWH.

2Ki 23:4  And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring out from the temple of YHWH all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for Asherah, and for all the host of the heavens. And he burned them at the outside of Jerusalem, in the fields of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel.

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital – David Ovason – pg 184

“Masonic symbolism sees the building of the external Temple as representative of the building of the internal temple of the spirit…”

W.I. Wilmhurst, The Meaning of Masonry pg 47, 94
“This…the evolution of man into superman…was always the purpose of the ancient mysteries…Man, who has sprung from the earth and developed through the lower kingdoms of nature…has yet to complete his evolution…by becoming a god-like being…”

“It is far more important that men should strive to become Christ’s than that they should believe that Jesus was Christ.”  J D Buck, Mystic Masonry, (1913).

Another Yahshua
The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 74
Masonry is UNIVERSAL and recognizes no CREEDS, taking truth wherever it is found. That Jesus, the man, lived is conceded by even a vast majority of non-Christian creeds, the Jew acknowledges him to have been a Great Teacher. Some Christian creeds declare him to have been “conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,” others refuse this dogma, attribute to him no supernatural birth and claim he “achieved Christ-hood.” Occult teaching largely agrees with this latter thesis and points to him as a “prototype” of the perfect man – the goal toward which the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE is evolving. We are here referring to the Master strictly in that sense – one who has Mastered himself in the fullest sense of the expression.

The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 124
There have been numerous prototypes of the perfect man, forerunners of the perfected race which is to come. In some way, for some unexplainable reason, these prototypes came to be looked upon as “Saviors” rather than EXAMPLES.”

The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning, p. 124-5
It is of course true they are “saviors” in the sense that they exemplify what man CAN BE and what he is to BECOME, but they do not so much “save men” as to point the way to “salvation.”

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 123
“The ethos of Masrony encouraged Freemasons to see all worthwhile human activities as being spiritual in nature – activities that should be conducted in the belief that the Temple was the Self.  In 1870, the Masonic author L.E. Reynolds wrote:
‘Every one that has received the degrees of Ancient Freemasonry, is aware that they represent the building of a spiritual Temple, not made with hands; eternal in the heavens.’

Rosslyn Chapel & the Temple

Speaking of Rennes le-Chateau
The Second Messiah pg 24
“Built between 1440 and 1490, the structure is covered in is a combination of Celtic and Templar motifs wiith elements that are instantly recognisable to modern Freemasons.  Armed with a detailed awareness of the ancient origins of Freemasonry, we began to realise that there are percise secret clues built into the fabric of the building that establish an unambiguous link between Herod’s Temple and this medieval wonder….The hall has fourteen free-standing pillars, twelve which are matching, but the ones in the southeast and northeast are each unique, both being most splendidly carved to quite different designs.  It has long been said that these pillars represent the ones that stood at the inner porchway of the Temple in Jerusalem called Jachin and Boaz, which are now of great importance to Freemasons….Closer examination revealed to us that the west wall and the entire floorplan had been designed as a copy of the runs of Herod’s Temple and the superstructure above ground level and forward of the west wall was an interpretation of the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of the heavenly Jerusalem…The principal pillars of Boaz and Jachin are positioned in Rosslyn in precisely the same way as they were in Jerusalem.”

Second Messiah pg 25
“We then realized that the layout of the pillars formed a perfect triple Tau (three interlocking ‘T’ shapes), exactly as described in the Masonic ritual (Holy Royal Arch degree).  Furthermore, according to the Holy Royal Arch degree, there should also be a ‘Seal of Solomon’ (the same as the star of David) attached to the triple Tau and further inspection revealed that the whole geometry of the building was indeed contructed around this design.”

According to many researchers, the origin of modern Masonry traces back to the disbanding of the Knights Templar who fled to Scotland and started what later became Scottish Rite Freemasonry.  According to many of these same researchers, the Knights Templar were formed in order to find the hidden scrolls said to have been placed beneath the Temple in Jerusalem.  These scrolls are said to have preserved the ‘truth’ of Christianity and the supposed bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

Second Messiah pg 193

“When Philip the Fair moved against the Templars on 13 October 1307, the Templar fleet had escaped and many members of the accused order headed for Scotland where Robert the Bruce was already excommunicated and ready to offer them shelter.  This substantial Templar remnant was welcomed by the Rex Deus families of Scotland such as the St. Clairs, and their beliefs continued to form the basis of what we now know as Freemasonry, Rosslyn Chapel proving the linkage between the two traditions.”

Second Messiah pg 217

“The Masonic story then tells us that Solomon did indeed establish a special priestly order that continued until the destruction of the Temple in AD 70, at which time it was dispersed across Europe.  Then, much later, the descendants of these people returned to Jerusalem with ‘Christian princes’ and established a new order in 1118, when eleven knights took vows of secrecy, friendship and discretion.  We are then told that these knights were the Knights Templar and that they removed fragments of Enoch’s pillar, from under the Temple in Jerusalem, which they took with them, along with written records of their order, to Kilwinning in Scotland where they formed their first ‘lodge’.”

Messianic Legacy pg 370
“In 1979, M. Plantard had said to us, quite categorically, that the Prieure was in possession of the treasure of the Temple of Jerusalem, plundered by the Romans during the revolt of A.D. 66 and subsequently carried to the south of France, in the vicinity of Rennes-le-Chateau.  The treasure, M. Plantard stated, would be returned to Israel ‘when the time is right’.”

The Temple & Buying & Selling

Rev 13:16  And the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the freemen and the slaves, it causes that they give to them all a mark on their right hand, or on their foreheads,
Rev 13:17  even that not any could buy or sell, except the one having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.
Rev 13:18  Here is wisdom: Let the one having reason count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man and its number is six hundred and sixty six.

Is this referring to a microchip and consumerism associated with a global famine and martial law?  Or are the Scriptures referring to something else?

In context, Revelation 13 is using language that refers to the Temple.  Verse 12 speaks of worshiping the beast which according to Thessalonians 2 occurs at the Temple.  Verse 13 speaks of fire coming down from heaven which points to the consuming of the Temple sacrifices as a great delusion as mentioned above.  Verse 14 speaks of  an image that is made which refers back to the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel (Dan. 11:31; 12:11) which had an intermediate fulfillment at the Temple during the days of Antiochus Ephiphanes.  Are we to believe then that all of a sudden the subject changes from the Temple to shopping at the supermarket with a microchip?

Buying and Selling is connected to the Temple
Joh 2:13  And the Passover of the Jews was near. And Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Joh 2:14  And He found those selling oxen and sheep and doves in the temple, and the money changers sitting.
Joh 2:15  And making a whip out of ropes, He threw all out of the temple, both the sheep, and the oxen, and the money changers, pouring out the money and overturning the tables.
Joh 2:16  And to the ones selling the doves, He said, Take these things from here! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise.
Joh 2:17  And His disciples remembered that it was written, “The zeal of Your house has consumed Me.” Psa. 69:9

Mat 21:12  And Jesus entered into the temple of God and threw out all those selling and buying in the temple. And He overthrew the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling the doves.
Mat 21:13  And He said to them, It has been written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer,” but you have “made it a den of plunderers.” Isa. 56:7; Jer. 7:11

Mar 11:15  And they came to Jerusalem. And entering into the temple, Jesus began to throw out those selling and buying in the temple; also He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling the doves.
Mar 11:16  And He did not allow any to carry a vessel through the temple.
Mar 11:17  And He taught, saying to them, Has it not been written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations.” “But you have made it a den of plunderers.”? Isa. 56:7; Jer. 7:11

When Messiah cast out the ‘buyers and sellers’ He quoted Jeremiah 7 which links this buying and selling to Ba’al worship.

Jer 7:9  Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know?
Jer 7:10  And will you then come and stand before Me in this house on which My name is called, and say, We are delivered in order to do all those detestable things.
Jer 7:11  Has this house on which My name is called become a den of violent ones in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen, declares YHWH.
Jer 7:12  But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I made My name dwell at the first, and see what I did to it for the evil of My people Israel.
Jer 7:13  And now, because you have done all these works, says Jehovah, and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear. Yea, I called you, but you did not answer.
Jer 7:14  And I will do to the house on which My name is called, in which you are trusting, and to the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
Jer 7:15  And I will cast you out from My face as I cast out all your brothers, all the seed of Ephraim.

Due to this mixed Ba’al worship Judah was cast out, just as Ephraim was cast out and become ‘Lo-Ammi.’
Hos 1:9  Then He said, Call his name Not My People, for you are not My people, and I will not be for you.
Hos 1:10  Yet the number of the sons of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which is not measured nor numbered. And it shall be, in the place where it is said to them, You are not My people, it shall be said to them, Sons of the Living God.
Hos 1:11  And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel shall be gathered together, and shall set over themselves one head. And they shall go up out of the land; for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

Notice that Judah and Israel will come back TOGETHER through ONE HEAD who is Messiah.

Another connection to the mark and the casting out of the buyers and sellers from the Temple
Luk 19:43  For the days will come on you, and ones hostile to you will raise up a rampart* to you and will surround you and will keep you in on all sides,
Luk 19:44  and will tear you down, and your children in you, and will not leave a stone on a stone, because you did not know the time of your visitation.
Luk 19:45  And entering into the temple, He began to throw out those selling and buying in it,
Luk 19:46  saying to them, It has been written, “My house is a house of prayer,” but you made it “a den of plunderers.” Isa. 56:7; Jer. 7:11

*The word ‘rampart’ above is linked to the mark of the beast.  The Greek word translated as rampart is charax G5482 which  is the root of the word charagma used in Revelation 13 as mark G5480.

Charax was used to translate the following Hebrew words:
G5482
charax     H3733    kar
Notice the connection to the mark.  The word itself is made up of the Hebrew pictographs for hand & head…the exact places where the mark is located.  כר is the root word for ‘talent,’ as in the 666 talents of gold that Solomon acquired each year.

Solomon is linked with 666 through the gold he acquired each year.

1Ki 10:14  And the weight of the gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty six talents of gold,

Linking buying and selling, the Temple, and the image of the beast
Mat 25:1  Then the kingdom of Heaven shall be compared to ten virgins who taking their lamps, went out to a meeting of the bridegroom.
Mat 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five foolish.
Mat 25:3  Those being foolish, taking their lamps, did not take oil with them.
Mat 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Mat 25:5  But the bridegroom delaying, all nodded and slept.
Mat 25:6  And at midnight, a cry occurred: Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go out to meet him.
Mat 25:7  Then all those virgins were aroused and prepared their lamps.
Mat 25:8  And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.
Mat 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, No, lest there not be enough for us and you. But rather, go to those who sell and buy for yourselves.
Mat 25:10  But they going away to buy, the bridegroom came. And those ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
Mat 25:11  And afterwards, the rest of the virgins also came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Mat 25:12  But answering, he said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you.
Mat 25:13  Therefore, watch, for you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man comes.

Not knowing the time is linked to the concept of the ‘thief in the night’ which is Temple language.

Messiah comes as a thief in the night to those who aren’t doing their jobs, not secretly to the whole world.
Luk 12:35  Let your loins be girded about, and the lamps burning,
Luk 12:36  and you be like men awaiting their lord when he returns from the feasts, so that he coming and knocking, they will at once open to him.
Luk 12:37  Blessed are those slaves whom the lord will find watching when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will gird himself and will make them recline, and coming up he will serve them.
Luk 12:38  And if he comes in the second watch, or he comes in the third watch, and finds it so, blessed are those slaves.
Luk 12:39  But know this, that if the house-master had known the hour the thief is coming, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be dug through.
Luk 12:40  And you, then, be ready; for in the hour you think not, the Son of Man comes.
Luk 12:41  And Peter said to Him, Lord, do You speak this parable to us, or also to all?
Luk 12:42  And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward whom the Lord will set over his house servants, to give the portion of food in season?
Luk 12:43  Blessed is that slave when his Lord comes and will find him so doing.
Luk 12:44  Truly I say to you, He will set him over all His possessions.
Luk 12:45  But if that slave should say in his heart, My Lord delays to come, and should begin to beat the men servants and the female servants, and to eat and to drink and be drunk,
Luk 12:46  the Lord of that slave will come in the day in which he does not expect, and in an hour which he does not know. And He will cut him apart and will put his portion with the unbelievers.
Luk 12:47  But that slave knowing the will of his Lord, and not preparing, nor doing according to His will, will be beaten with many stripes.
Luk 12:48  But he not knowing, and doing things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few. And everyone given much, much will be demanded from him. And to whom much was deposited, more exceedingly they will ask of him.

FOUND SLEEPING=APOSTACY
Isa 29:10  For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Rom 11:8  (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

THE PARABLES TEACH THAT MEN WILL EXPECT THE MESSIAH SOONER THAN HE COMES
1 THES 5:3=PEACE AND SAFETY… THEY WILL FALL ASLEEP (APOSTASIZE) AS A RESULT. WHEN FACED W/ TRIBULATION THEY WILL LOSE FAITH MTT 24:9=10; MK 13:12; LK 21:16

REV 16:15 John Gill’s COMM. 1690-1771
Rev 16:15 – Behold I come as a thief,…. These are the words of Christ, inserted in a parenthesis in this account, before it is concluded, to acquaint his people with his near and sudden approach, and to give them a word of caution and exhortation in these times of difficulty; for he is the Lord God Almighty, who sent forth these angels to pour out their vials, and whose judgments are applauded as righteous, Rev_16:1 and who so often in Rev_22:7 says “I come quickly”; and which is to be understood not of his spiritual coming, which will be already at this time, but of his personal coming: and which will be “as a thief”: as it is often expressed, 1Th_5:2 not in the bad sense, to steal and kill, and to destroy, though Christ’s coming will issue in the everlasting destruction of the wicked; but the phrase is designed to express the suddenness of his coming, and the surprise of it:

blessed is he that watcheth; against sin, the lusts of the flesh, and the cares of this life, lest they bring a sleepiness upon him, and so the day of the Lord come upon him at an unawares; and against Satan and his temptations, who goes about seeking whom he may devour; and against his emissaries and false teachers, who lie in wait to deceive; and blessed is he also who is wishing and waiting for the coming of Christ, and so, being ready, will enter with him into the marriage chamber, and partake of the supper of the Lamb:

and keepeth his garments: either his conversation garments, unspotted from the world, and whenever defiled washes them, and makes them white in the blood of the Lamb; and keeps them from being stripped of them, by those who would lead them into sinful ways; or that keeps and holds fast the robe of Christ’s righteousness, and garments of his salvation, which are the righteousness of the saints, that fine linen clean and white, that white raiment which only can cover their nakedness, that the shame thereof does not appear, Rev_19:8

lest he walk naked; ערום מן המצות (b), “naked of the commandments”, or good works, according to the Jewish phrase; having lost, or dropped his conversation garments:

and they see his shame; or lest, being naked, he be exposed to shame and confusion, yea, to everlasting ruin and destruction; see Mat_22:12 the allusion is to the burning of the garments of those priests who were found asleep when upon their watch in the temple: the account that is given is this (c);

“the man of the mountain of the house (the governor of the temple) goes round all the wards (every night) with burning torches before him; and in every ward where the person does not stand upon his feet, the man of the mountain of the house says to him, peace be to thee; if he finds he is asleep, he strikes him with his staff, and he has power to burn his clothes; and they say (in Jerusalem) what voice is that in the court? (it is answered) the voice of a Levite beaten, and his clothes burnt, because he slept in the time of his watch; R. Eliezer ben Jacob says, once they found my mother’s brother asleep, and they burnt his clothes:”

now imagine with what shame the poor Levite so served must appear the next morning among his brethren, with his clothes burnt, and he naked; and with greater shame and confusions must he appear at the last day that is destitute of the righteousness of Christ.

(b) Yalkut Simeoni, par. 2. fol. 91. 3. (c) Misna Middot, c. 1. sect. 2. T. Bab. Tamid, fol. 27. 2. & 28. 1. Maimon. Beth Habbechira, c. 8. sect. 10. & Cele Hamikdash, c. 7. sect. 4.

Going back to Matthew 25…The unwise virgins did not bring their vessels of oil with them…this connects back to Mark 11:16 where Messiah would not allow any vessels to be carried through the Temple.
The bridegroom delayed so all slept.  This connects back to the incident of the golden calf (image of the beast) in Exodus.  Yisrael was still worshipping YHWH, but they were doing it through the image of a beast.  Will the image of the beast in Revelation be something similar…used to worship the one true Elohim in a false manner?  The parable of the virgins links buying and selling to the vessels in Mark 11 as well as the image of the beast in Exodus.
Exo 32:1  And the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain. And the people gathered to Aaron. And they said to him, Rise up, make for us gods who may go before our face. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.
Exo 32:2  And Aaron said to them, Break off the rings of gold which are in the ears of your wives, your sons and your daughters; and bring them to me.
Exo 32:3  And all the people broke off the rings of gold in their ears, and they brought to Aaron.
Exo 32:4  And he took them from their hand and formed it with an engraving tool. And he made it a casted calf. And they said, These are your gods, O Israel, who made you go up from the land of Egypt.
Exo 32:5  And Aaron saw, and he built an altar before it. And Aaron called and said, A feast to YHWH tomorrow.
Exo 32:6  And they rose early on the morrow, and they offered burnt offerings and brought near peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
Exo 32:7  And YHWH spoke to Moses, Come, go down, for your people whom you caused to go up from Egypt are corrupted;
Exo 32:8  they have quickly turned off from the way which I commanded them; they have made for themselves a casted calf and have bowed to it, and have sacrificed to it. And they have said, These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.

Here we see corruption linked with idolatry.  This corruption links to the corruption of the days of Noah.

Corruption of the earth

Rev 11:18  And the nations were full of wrath; and Your wrath came, and the time of the judging of the dead, and to give the reward to Your slaves, to the prophets, and to the saints, and to the ones fearing Your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those destroying the earth.
Gen 6:12  And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

The book of Jasher defines this corruption as mixing of genetics
Jasher 4
18 And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.

This will happen in the end as well

Deu 31:29  For I know that after my death you shall utterly corrupt yourselves, and will turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil shall happen to you in the latter end of the days because you shall do evil in the eyes of YHWH, to make Him angry with the work of your hands.

Genesis Rabbah 28:8
Rabbi Azaryah said in Rabbi Y’hudah’s name, ‘All acted corruptly in the generation of the Flood; the dog had intercourse with the wolf, and the fowl with the peacock; hence it is written, for all (flesh) on the earth had corrupted their way (Gen 6:12).’  Rabbi Julian ben Tiberius said in Rabbi Yitzchak’s name, ‘Even the earth debauched itself; wheat was sown and it produced zunim, for the zunim we find now came from the age of the Flood.’

Enoch 9:10 Restore the earth, which the angels have corrupted; and announce life to it, that I may revive it.

Enoch 10:6 Uriel is told to “heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons.  And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin.”

Giving men a number is in connection to the Temple

2Sa 24:1  And again the anger of YHWH glowed against Israel, and moved David against them, to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
1Ch 21:1  And Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.

This event is connected to the Temple for this is the passage of Scripture where David finds the spot where the Temple was to be built.

2Sa 24:21  And Araunah said, Why has my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshing-floor from you, in order to build an altar to YHWH; and the plague will be stayed from the people.
2Sa 24:22  And Araunah said to David, Let my lord the king take and offer up that which is good in his eyes. Behold, the oxen for a burnt offering, and the threshing instruments, and the yokes of the oxen for wood.
2Sa 24:23  O king, all these Araunah gives to the king. And Araunah said to the king, May YHWH your God accept you.
2Sa 24:24  And the king said to Araunah, No, for buying I will buy from you for a price, and I will not offer to YHWH my God burnt offerings for nothing. And David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
2Sa 24:25  And David built an altar there to YHWH, and offered burnt offering and peace offerings. And YHWH was entreated for the land; and the plague was stayed from Israel.

2Ch 3:1  And Solomon began to build the house of YHWH at Jerusalem, in Mount Moriah, where He appeared to his father David, in the place that David had prepared, in the grain floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

The 144,000 spoken of in Revelation 7 connect the mark of YHWH to the priesthood.  The mark of the beast is a counterfeit…linked to a counterfeit priesthood.

Rev 14:1  And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty four thousands, with the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads.
Rev 22:4  And they will see His face; and His name will be on their foreheads.

This is links to the priesthood

Exo 28:36  And you shall make a plate of pure gold. And you shall engrave on it the engravings of a signet: HOLINESS TO YHWH.
Exo 28:37  And you shall put a ribbon of blue on it, and it shall be on the miter, to the front of the miter it shall be.
Exo 28:38  And it shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things which will sanctify the sons of Israel to all their holy gifts. And it shall be on his forehead continually, for acceptance for them before the face of YHWH.

His Name is the Word
Rev 19:13  and having been clothed in a garment which had been dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.

We are marked by the Name/Torah/Yahshua
Rev 7:3  Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads.
Rev 7:4  And I heard the number of those having been sealed: one hundred forty four thousands, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:
Rev 14:1  And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty four thousands, with the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads.
Rev 14:2  And I heard a sound out of Heaven, as a sound of many waters, and as a sound of great thunder. Also I heard a sound of harpers harping on their harps.
Rev 14:3  And they sing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty four thousands, those having been redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones following the Lamb wherever He may go. These were redeemed from among men as a firstfruit to God and to the Lamb.
Rev 14:5  And no guile was found in their mouth, for they are without blemish before the throne of God.

Exodus 8:23 Distinction=redemption=sign=ephod=mark of YHWH
Exo 8:23  And I will put redemption (KJV distinction) between My people and your people. This miracle shall be for tomorrow.

Brought back to an original state.  A sinless state.  Like the Last Adam.

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

We shall be in His image.  The seed of the serpent will be in his image.  This is what the mark of the beast is.  The Sons of Elohim (Romans 8) will be clothed in the garments of righteousness and salvation (Yeshua).  The seed of the serpent will be clothed in the garments of the serpent.

Ephod comes from the same root as redeem/distinction above.

The 144,00 are the firstborn, the priests…redeemed from the earth.
The “distinction” is seen in the end
Mal 3:16  Then those fearing YHWH spoke together, each man to his neighbor. And YHWH gave attention and heard. And a Book of Remembrance was written before Him for those who feared YHWH, and for those esteeming His name.
Mal 3:17  And they shall be Mine, says YHWH of Hosts, for the day that I will make up My treasure. And I will pity them as a man has pity on his son who serves him.
Mal 3:18  Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

The mark of the beast was foreshadowed during the days of the Maccabees and was linked with worship at the Temple/sanctuaries.

3 Maccabees Chapter 2 verses 27-30
27: He (Philopater/Ptolemy IV) proposed to inflict public disgrace upon the Jewish community, and he set up a stone on the tower in the courtyard with this inscription:
28: “None of those who do not sacrifice shall enter their sanctuaries, and all Jews shall be subjected to a registration involving poll tax and to the status of slaves. Those who object to this are to be taken by force and put to death;
29: those who are registered are also to be branded on their bodies by fire with the ivy-leaf symbol of Dionysus, and they shall also be reduced to their former limited status.”
30: In order that he might not appear to be an enemy to all, he inscribed below: “But if any of them prefer to join those who have been initiated into the mysteries, they shall have equal citizenship with the Alexandrians.”

Vincent Word Studies
Rev 13:16
A mark (χάραγμα)
The word occurs frequently in Revelation, and only once elsewhere (Act_17:29) on which see note. Commentators find illustrations in the brand set upon slaves by their masters, or upon soldiers by their monarchs, and in the branding of slaves attached to certain temples. Herodotus describes a temple to Hercules at the Canopic mouth of the Nile, and says: “If a slave runs away from his master, and taking sanctuary at this shrine gives himself up to the God, and receives certain sacred marks upon his person, whosoever his master may be, he cannot lay hand on him” (ii., 113). In the treatise “concerning the Syrian goddess” falsely attributed to Lucian, it is said of the slaves of the temple, “all are branded, some upon the wrist and some upon the neck.” Paul, in Gal_6:17, applies the word for these brands, στίγματα, to the marks of Christ’s service which he bears in his body. In 3 Macc. 2:29, we read that Ptolemy Philopator required all the Jews of Alexandria to be registered among the common people; and that those who were thus registered were to be marked (χαράσεσθαι) on their persons by the ivy-leaf symbol of Dionysus (Bacchus).


Solomon & Freemasonry

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 697

Ency. of Freemasonry 698

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 699

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 699

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 774

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 775

For instance, in the first two degrees, the Lodge symbolizes the world, the place where all workmen labor at useful vocations . . . But in the Master’s degree it represents the Sanctum Sanctorum, or Holy of Holies of King Solomon’s Temple, which was itself a symbol of Heaven, or the abode of Deity. It was there that nothing earthly or unclean was allowed to enter. . . “But there is even a deeper symbolism in the Master’s lodge. The allusion is not only to the sacred chamber of Solomon’s physical temple, it alludes also to the sacred chamber of that spiritual temple we all are, or should be. . .

Indiana Monitor & Freemason’s Guide, 1993, p. 155

Hexagram & Freemasonry

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 800

Ency. of Freemasonry pg 801

Square and compass = Hexagram
Morals and Dogma pg 552
Measure a corner of the Creation, and multiply that
space in proportional progression, and the entire
Infinite will multiply its circles filled with
universes, which will pass in proportional segments
between the ideal and elongating branches of your
Compass. Now suppose that from any point whatever of
the Infinite above you a hand holds another Compass or
a Square, the lines of the Celestial triangle will
necessarily meet those of the Compass of Science, to
form the Mysterious Star of Solomon
.

Morals & Dogma pg 841

Morals & Dogma pg 741

“Freemasonry is a search for Light. That search leads us directly back, as you see, to the Kabalah.”

However, Albert Pike also states that Freemasonry traces it’s origin’s back to the Mystery Religions.

“…Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries,” (Morals & Dogma pg 624)

This is because Judaism, in specific, Kabbalistic Judaism traces it’s teachings back to the Tower of Babel, not Mt. Sinai.  The mysteries have always been an amalgamation of the Truth of Scripture and the lies of the adversary.  The knowledge of good (the Word) and evil (the adversary).  This connection between Judaism and the mark of the beast will be discussed in more detail in a future study, Yah willing.

An Entrance to the Tree of Life – Yehuda Ashlag pg 32

“From the year 1540 onward, it is most important that all study the Kabbalah in public and preoccupy themselves with the study of Kabbalah.  For through the merit of Kabbalah and in fact solely through Kabbalah will the Messiah appear and forever efface war, destruction, social injustice, and above all, man in humanity.”

According to Kabbalistic doctrine, this will occur when ‘perfect knowledge’ is attained…the tree of knowledge

An Entrance to the Tree of Life pg 49

“However, it is necessary to understand that the redemption and the coming of the Messiah who is awaited by us, (may he come speedily, Amen!), will only occur when the pinnacles of perfect wisdom and knowledge have been reached.  As it is written (Jeremiah 31:33): ‘And no more shall a man teach his neighbour to know the Lord, for all will know Me, from the youngest of them to the oldest of them…’ And with the perfection of knowledge there will also come perfection of the physical bodies, as it is written (Isaiah 65:20): ‘For the youngest shall die a hundred years old.’ “

An Entrance to the Tree of Life pg 51

“For it is impossible to imagine at all a perfect physical body without the attaining first of perfect knowledge…However, when perfect knowledge is attained then the physical body also reaches its perfection with it together…’Through this composition will the people of Israel leave the Exile.’  For it will only be as a result of the spreading of the wisdom of the Kabbalah amongst the masses of the people that we will be worthy of achieving the complete redemption.”

Notice that Kabbalistic thought links this perfection to the New Covenant.  As seen in part 1, the mark is linked to covenant relationship.  The covenant with YHWH through Yahshua or the covenant of death.

“Freemasonry is a Jewish establishment, whose history, grades, official appointments, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end.” (Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, a major pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, 1855)

“Freemasonry is based on Judaism. Eliminate the teachings of Judaism from the Masonic ritual and what is left?” (The Jewish Tribune, editorial, 1927)

‘Holy Blood Holy Grail’ Baigent, Lincoln, & Leigh

The 6-pointed star or Hexagram is a Masonic Symbol. It’s non-masonic use was propagated during the 19th century by Freemasons into new congregation construction in Industrial Britain and then it’s farflung empire. The Menorah, not the Hexagram is the true symbol of God’s covenent with the Jewish people. There is absolutely no proof that the Hexagram was ever used by, or associated with, King David or the Temple he planned and prepared for which was erected after his death by his son, King Solomon.

“The BLAZING STAR IS PROPERLY SIX-POINTED… the sign of the deity, and to make that more evident, in the middle of it is usually inscribed the letter ‘G’, for God… In Co-Masonic lodges, the usual form… is a serpent curled round with its tail in its mouth… This was the original form, but the head of the serpent was altered so as to form the letter G.” (Leadbeater, p. 79)

Morals and Dogma pp 210
LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darknesss! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls ? Doubt it not!

Emblem of the Theosophical society
“The Interlaced Triangles, one (lighter) pointing upwards and the other (darker) pointing downwards, symbolise the descent of spirit into matter* and its emergence from the confining limits of form. At the same time they suggest the constant conflict between light and dark forces in nature and man. When, as in the emblem, the double triangle is depicted within the circle of the Serpent, the whole of manifested nature is represented, the universe bounded by the limitations of time and space. The symbol of the interlaced triangles is known in the Hebrew religion as the Seal of Solomon or the Star of David.”

*’descent of spirit into matter’…this is the same terminology used to describe the symbol of the crossclick here .  This is because this is what these marks of the beast represent.  Heaven coming to earth…as above so below…the ‘god-man’.

Fra. Thomas D. Worrel, VII
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2092/paper3.htm

The cross is a symbol that is about as universal and ancient as any symbol that has emerged out of man’s psyche. The cross symbolizes the meeting at right angles of horizontals and perpendiculars. Forces going in quite opposite directions but meeting at a central point, a common ground. It can symbolize the union of opposites and the dualism in nature. It can be the outstretch archetypal man with the infinite possibilities of growth being immortal. It represents eternal life. The cross can symbolize the decent of Spirit into matter.

A Masonic book called The Second Mile, an Eastern Star book, reveals that the “six pointed star is a very ancient symbol, and one of the most powerful.” The hexagram is used in magic, witchcraft, sorcery and occultism and the casting of zodiacal horoscopes by astrologers. “It was considered to posses mysterious powers.”
The six pointed star is used by magicians and alchemists. The sorcerers believed it represented the footprints of a special kind of DEMON called a trued and used it in ceremonies both to call up demons and to keep them away (O. J. Graham, The Six Pointed Star, New Puritan Library, 1988, p.35).
Bill Schnoebelen, a former Satanist, says, “To the sorcerer, the hexagram is a powerful tool to invoke Satan.” In fact, the word “hex” — as to put a “hex” or “curse” on people — comes from this word.

Masonry & the Garden of Eden

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said to the woman, Dying you shall not die,
Gen 3:5  for God knows that in the day you eat of it, even your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6  And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make one wise. And she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Gen 3:7  And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed leaves of the fig tree, and made girdles for themselves.
Gen 3:8  And they heard the sound of YHWH God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the face of  YHWH God in the middle of the trees of the garden.

The word hid in Hebrew is:

This word comes from the root:

Hide…bosom…

“The members of this Degree are denominated companions, and are “entitled to a full explanation of the mysteries of the Order”; whereas in the former Degrees they are recognized by the common, familiar appellation of brothers, and kept in a state of profound ignorance of the sublime secret which is disclosed in this Chapter. This accords with the custom of Pythagoras, who thus distinguished his pupils. After a probation of five years, as stated before, they were admitted into the presence of the preceptor, called his companions, and permitted  to converse with him freely. Previous to the expiration of that term he delivered his instructions to them from behind a screen”
-John Fellows, Fellows’s Inquiry into the Origin, History, and Purport of Freemasonry

“A Degree indescribably more august, sublime, and important than any which precede it, and is, in fact, the summit and perfection of ancient Masonry. It impresses upon our minds a belief in the being of a God, without beginning of days or end of years, the great and incomprehensible Alpha and Omega, and reminds us of the reverence which is due to His Holy NAME.”
-George Oliver, Historical Landmarks

This holy name is Jahbulon, a combination of words meaning “god” in Syriac, Chaldaic and Egyptian.

“JEHOVAH. Of the varieties of this sacred name in use among the different nations of the earth, three particularly merit the attention of Royal Arch Masons:

1. JAH. This name of God is found in the 68th Psalm, v. 4.

2. BAAL OR BEL. This word signifies a lord, master, or possessor, and hence it was applied by many of the nations of the East to denote the Lord of all things, and the Master of the world.

3. ON. This was the name by which JEHOVAH was worshiped among the Egyptians.”
-Malcolm C. Duncan, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor

Masonry & the land of Israel

Temple at the Center of Time – David Flynn pg 165

‘Napoleon Bonaparte began his conquest of Palestine in 1798 with an attack on the port city of Acre.  Even before moving his troops north from Egypt, he had already prepared a proclamation making Palestine an independent Jewish state.

Temple at the Center of Time pg 168

‘On the first day of Passover, April 20, 1799, Napoleon issued his proclamation of a Jewish state of Palestine.  On May 22, 1799, the Paris newspaper, Moniteur Universel, announced:

Bonaparte has published a proclamation in which he invites all the Jews of Asia and Africa to gather under his flag in order to re-establish the ancient Jerusalem.  He has already given arms to a great number, and their battalions threaten Aleppo.

Temple at the Center of Time pg 173

“In February 1807, through Napoleon’s aid, the ancient Sanhedrin was opened.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/?p=2536

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a military and political leader of France whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century. He was initiated into Army Philadelphe Lodge in 1798. His brothers, Joseph, Lucian, Louis and Jerome, were also Freemasons. Five of the six members of Napoleon’s Grand Councel of the Empire were Freemasons, as were six of the nine Imperial Officers and 22 of the 30 Marshals of France. Bonaparte’s association with Masonry has always been played down in historical records. Masonic researcher J.E.S. Tuckett addresses the situation:

“It is strange that evidence in favor of the Great Napoleon’s membership of the Masonic Brotherhood has never been examined in detail, for the matter is surely one of interest, and – seeing the remarkable part that remarkable men played in the affairs of Europe, at a time when Continental Freemasonry was struggling out of chaos into regular order – it cannot be without an important bearing upon Masonic history”

Napoleon was also said to be aided by occult powers. In 1813 he was defeated at Leipzip and behind him was  a “Cabinet of Curiosities” in which a Prussian officer discovered his Book of Fate and Oraculum. Originally this Oraculum was  discovered in one of the Royal tombs of Egypt during a French military expedition of 1801. The emperor ordered the manuscript to be translated by a famous German scholar and antiquarian. From that time onward, the Oraculum was one of Napoleon’s most treasured possessions. He consulted it on many occasions and it is said to have “formed a stimulus to his most speculative and most successful enterprises.”

Salomon Rothschild

Salomon Rothschild was the founder of the Viennese branch of the prominent Mayer Amschel Rothschild family. The most powerful family in the world has greatly influenced the policies of Germany, France, Italy and Austria. The Rothschilds are also the main players behind the creation of Zionism and the state of Israel.

The power of the Rothschilds went way beyond the confines of the Masonic lodge. They are said to be part of the 13 “Illuminati Bloodlines”click here . An analysis of the recently built Supreme Court of Israel confirms the Rothschild’s embrace of Masonic symbolism.

The Israel Supreme Court is the creation of one elite family: the Rothschilds. In their negotiations with Israel, they’ve agreed to donate the building under three conditions: the Rothschilds were to choose the plot of land, they would use their own architect and no one would ever know the price of its construction. The reasons for those conditions are quite evident: the Supreme Court building is a Temple of Masonic Mystery Religion and is built by the elite, for the elite

Built in 1992, the Israel Supreme Court sits in Jerusalem, in front of the Knesset (Israeli legislature). Its peculiar architecture has earned critical praise due to the architects’ opposition of old versus new, light versus shadow and straight lines versus curves. Almost all  critics and  journalists have however omitted to mention the blatant occult symbols present all over the building. Masonic and Illuminati principles are physically embodied in numerous instances, proving without a doubt who runs the show in there.

The Rothschild family is an international dynasty of Germans of jewish descent who established a worldwide banking and finance operation. The offsprings of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) have spread all over Europe and became major actors in the social, political and economic life of the continent. By knitting close ties with the elite of England, Austria, France and Italy, the Rothschilds became a hidden force in most political events of the last centuries. Alternative historians say they are part of the infamous 13 bloodlines of the Illuminati, along with the Rockefellers and the Duponts.

The Rothschilds are one of the originators of the Zionist movement and the most active actors in the creation of the state of Israel. James A. de Rothschild financed the Knesset, Israel’s main political building. Right in front of it sits the Israeli Supreme Court, donated by another member of the dynasty: Dorothy de Rothschild.

Painting at the entrance of the Supreme Court – The Rothschilds with Shimon Perez and Isaac Rabin

In the same general area of Jerusalem we can therefore find the Knesset and the Supreme Court, built by the Rothschilds and, following a perpendicular layline, several blocks away, sits the Rockefeller Museum (other elite family). You might start to understand who owns this area now.

Jerry Golden wrote several years ago on the Israeli Supreme Court, appropriately pointing out its occult concepts. When you study those types of buildings, you quickly realize that the same themes inevitably reappear: illumination, pyramid, ascent, the number 13 or 33 , phallic/yonic symbols, etc. This building has it all and more.

A journey through the Supreme Court is in fact a symbolic course towards Illumination. The ultimate “goal” of the journey is to reach the top of the pyramid which is located on the roof of Supreme Court, atop of an area where the “holy of holies” would be in a Jewish Temple.

On each side of the pyramid’s apex is a hole representing the “All-Seeing Eye” of the masonic Great Architect

Pyramid with all-seeing eye

Darkness to Light Stairway

One who enters the Supreme Court finds himself in a dark area, in front of a stairway leading to a source of light.

By climbing those stairs,  the visitor gradually leaves the depths of darkness to finally reach glorious sunlight. There are exactly three times 10 steps, totaling 30. They represent the 30 first degrees of Freemasonry, where the profane is gradually taken from the depths of material life (darkness) to wisdom and illumination (light). We know that Freemasonry comprises a total of 33 degrees and we’ll later see where we can find those last three degrees in the structure. On the right side of the stairs are old rocks reminiscent of walls of ancient Jerusalem while on the left is a smooth and modern wall. This represents the timeless nature of occult teachings, who have been transmitted since ancient times to this day.

Once having climbed the stairs the visitor can admire a great view of Jerusalem. In a symbolic way, the enlightened person gained “spiritual sight”.

The library is divided in three levels, symbolically representing the last three degrees of Freemasonry (31st, 32nd and honorary 33rd) . The first level is reserved for lawyers, the second is reserved for judges and the books on the third level can only be read by retired judges. The library’s way of functioning – where some information is the exclusive privilege of a selected few – directly correlates with the functioning of occult orders, where teachings of a certain degree can only be given if the initiates have successfully cleared the previous degrees.

In the courtrooms, the judges are illuminated by a natural source of light. So the judges, hearing the pleads of the masses sit there with divine light constantly shining upon them. After the hearings, the judges retire to their quarters, situated right over the courtroom. They symbolically “ascend” to the divine world. When a decision is taken, they “descend” to bring illumination to the lower world.

The Israeli supreme court building makes use of a winding staircase which has multiple meanings.  One of which, is a fertility symbol of the joining of the male and female.  On a deeper level, it is referring to the DNA helix.  This will be discussed in more detail in a future study, Yah willing.

This is the Dorothy de Rothschild grove. The obelisk is the most commonly used and the most blatant occult symbol used throughout the world. In ancient Egypt, the cult of this phallic symbol was associated with the god Osiris, who was cut in 13 pieces by Seth. Isis traveled far and beyond to retrieve all of Osiris’ body parts and was successful, except for one body part, the penis, which was swallowed by a fish. “The lost phallus” is thus representative of male energy, and is almost always placed (as in this case) inside a circle, which represents female genitalia and energy. The obelisk in the middle of a circle represents the sexual act and the union of opposite forces. In our modern world, obelisks are found on nearly all important landmarks, and thus became and symbol of the occult elite’s power.

“Among the ancient Mysteries the pomegranate was also considered to be a divine symbol of such peculiar significance that its true explanation could not be divulged. It was termed by the Cabiri “the forbidden secret.” Many Greek gods and goddesses are depicted holding the fruit or flower of the pomegranate in their hands, evidently to signify that they are givers of life and plenty. Pomegranate capitals were placed upon the pillars of Jachin and Boaz standing in front of King Solomon’s Temple; and by the order of Jehovah, pomegranate blossoms were embroidered upon the bottom of the High Priest’s ephod”
-Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages

The pomegranate points back to the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Jewish tradition states that the pomegranate has 613 seeds corresponding to the 613 commandments.  This is a perfect picture of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  It is a counterfeit of the tree of life.  It represents good as well as evil.  There are not 613 commandments in the Torah.  Take a look at this list, and you will see that it is man’s interpretation of the Torah.  This is what the tree of knowledge of good and evil is.  It is religion.  Man’s interpretations.

http://www.cephas-library.com/israel/israel_the_rebuilding_of_solomons_temple.html

NEWS BRIEF: “Mason’s making a move in Israel, and a closer look at the Road Map”, Jerry Golden Report, February 23, 2005

“This picture was taken by a friend while in Eilat recently. It is on the road that crosses the border and one of the first things a visitor sees when coming from Egypt into Israel. I have written about the involvement of Freemasonry in the Israeli Government mainly through the Supreme Court and the Knesset. But this makes a clear statement to anyone crossing the border into Israel that the Illuminati (or freemasons) are in control here.”

Once again, we are faced with the reality that global Illuminized Freemasonry tightly controls Israel, just as they have since May 14, 1948, when Israel announced her statehood. In fact, Illuminized Freemasonry controlled the worldwide Zionist movement since 1896, also as is evidenced by the hexagram symbol.

This large Masonic symbol sitting in Eilat, at the border crossing of Egypt/Israel, also means that Israel is being protected by Illuminized Freemasonry! In fact, Masonry is virtually shouting to the Arab and Muslim world that the Illuminized governments of the world will not allow Israel to be destroyed as a state. But why should we be surprised? Consider the following facts:

1. With no Israel, Freemasonry will have no nation for their Masonic Christ to appear to, claiming to be their Messiah for whom they have been awaiting, a claim which will fulfill prophecy.

2. With no Israel, Freemasonry will have no control over the Temple Mount, so they will not be able to build their coveted Solomon’s Temple — the temple Antichrist shall profane as foretold in Matthew 24:15 and Daniel 9:27.

3. With no Israel, Freemasonry cannot complete all their beloved Old Testament types and allegories.

4. In their writings, the Illuminati recognizes the need for their Christ to appear east of Jerusalem, pretending to be the Jewish Messiah, accompanied by myriads of majestic “signs and wonders”. Their writings also foresee that the Dome of the Rock will be demolished by an earthquake, clearing the way for the Temple to be constructed. [Peter Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script"]

In 1993 in Jerusalem, a celebration of political Masons was held. According to the respected Italian newspaper La Republica (October 1993), in an article entitled, “Israel: There is a Pact Between Politicians and Masons,” the ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek, as well as by the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Israel Meier Lau. Kollek told the gathered Masons, “You do a great honor to Jerusalem. This is natural, considering that King Soloman was the great builder of the temple, which is at the roots of the Masonic idea, and that his workmen were the first Masons.”

At that same ceremony, sponsored by the “Grand Lodge of the State of Israel,” Rabbi Lau stated that, “The principles of Freemasonry are all contained in the Book of Books of the Jewish people.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly stated that he was initiated into the Masonic Lodge while in the United States. The La Republica newspaper stated that Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin was active in Masonry and estimated there are 4,000 Israeli Freemasons, divided into 76 lodges. Most Israeli judges and religious figures are Masons. Rothschild-supported Hebrew University in Israel has erected an Egyptian obelisk, symbol of Freemasonry, in its courtyard, and inside the new Israeli Supreme Court building is a law library architecturally designed in the shape of an Egyptian pyramid.

Freemason prime ministers of Israel

http://lefemineforlife.blogspot.com/2008/05/freemason-israel-prime-ministers-1948.html

David Ben-Gurion – Freemason
Moshe Sharett
Levi Eshkol
Yigal Allon
Golda Meir – Co-Mason
Yitzhak Rabin – Freemason
Shimon Peres* – Freemason and Jesuit (Roman Catholic) trained
Menachem Begin
Yitzhak Shamir
Benjamin Netanyahu – Freemason
Ehud Barak – Freemason
Ariel Sharon – Freemason
Ehud Olmert – Freemason

Benjamin Netanyahu – Freemason

The Rothschilds

Rothschild

“Avi hayeshuv” Father of the Settlement

“In 1822 it [the Six-Pointed Star] was adopted by the Rothschild family and put on their coat of arms… It began in 17th century Frankfurt, Germany, where Mayer Amschel Bauer hung a red hexagram…on his door to identify his address. Soon after this [he]…began supplying coins to Prince William of Hanau and upon becoming supplier to the court, he changed his family name to Roth and Schild and Schild, meaning Red Shield.”
[N.B. Rothschild actually means "Ruth's Child" and refers to the lineage of David and Solomon whose ancestor was Ruth (I Chron. 2:12-15)
"Saturn was also…connected with…the minting of coins: he was even the guardian of the treasury."
"…a six pointed star [is] known as…hexagram, Solomon’s Seal, Star of David. It is even called the ‘Talisman of Saturn’.” click here

“In 1836, [Zevi] Kalischer appealed to Mayer Amschel (…Rothschild) to buy out completely the land of Israel or at least Jerusalem and particularly the Temple area in order to ‘bring about the miraculous redemption from below’. Zevi Kalischer said the salvation promised by the prophets of old could come only gradually and by self-help from the Jews.”
211. Graham, O.J. THE SIX-POINTED STAR New Puritan Library, 1984.

Nineveh’s red shields
According to eye-witnesses, who were prominent enough to visit one of the British Rothschild homes, the Rothschilds worship yet another god too, Satan. They set a place for him at their table.
The Rothschilds have been Satanists for many generations. The Rothschilds are an important part of the history of the Seal of Solomon (also known as hexagram, Magen David, six-pointed star, Star of
David.) The Seal of Solomon, the hexagram, was not considered a Jewish symbol before the Rothschilds began using it.  Throughout the Middle Ages the Seal of Solomon had been used by Arab Magicians, Cabalist Magicians, Druid witches and Satanists. One of the few ancient uses of the symbol was on the floor of a 1,200 year old Moslem Mosque found where Tel Aviv is today.10 In the twelve century an Ashkenazic Jew Menahem ben Duji, who thought he was the Messiah, used the magical symbol.
Because the Rothschilds were Satanists they adopted this powerful magic symbol in 1822 for their coat- of-arms. The name they adopted for their family actually comes from the fact that in the 17th century Mayer Amschel Bauer began hanging out a red hexagram in front of their house to identify it. Mayer Amschel then decided to take the name red-schield (Rothschild in German) after the red Seal of Solomon that they used. In 1836 Zevi Hirsch Kalischer approached Rothschild and proposed Rothschild buy all of Erez Israel. It took many years for the Rothschilds to finally create Israel. The Rothschilds have been a primary force behind the creation of Israel, and so it is appropriate that the nation carries their magical Seal of Solomon as the state logo.

Anka Muhlstein wrote in her book Baron James: The Rise of the French Rothschilds,

“The success of the five brothers, who seemed to share Europe among themselves without ever dividing their forces, fired the imagination. The best writers of the time gave credence to the notion of the all-powerful bankers. ‘The Jewish banker says: ‘[God] has given me the royalty of wealth and the understanding of opulence, which is the scepter of society. . . . ‘A Jew now reigns over the Pope and Christianity. He pays monarchs and buys nations,‘ stated Alfred de Vigny.  Jewish polemists joined in and declared: ‘There is only one power in Europe, and that is Rothschild. . . and speculation is his sword. . . . Rothschild needed states in order to become Rothschild. . . . However, today he no longer needs the state, but the state needs him.’  Heine put it more humorously, recalling olden times when the King would have had the teeth of M. de Rothschild pulled out had he refused a loan. Today, ‘Rothschild, Baron and Knight of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, may stroll over to the Tuileries whenever it strikes his fancy, without fear of losing even one tooth to a cash-hungry King.’  Metternich’s spies took the same line and in their reports feigned surprise at the presence in James’ office of General Rumigny, whom Louis-Philippe had put in charge of everything related to the Bourse. Rothschild, wrote a certain Klindworth to Count Apponyi, the Austrian Ambassador, ‘places in each ministry, in every department at all levels, his own creatures who feed him the greatest variety of information.’

While the European press devoted long articles to the Rothschild triumphs, American newspapers, often influenced by a group of German Jews to whom the image of an all-powerful Court Jew was familiar, portrayed Rothschild as fabulous and fantastical: ‘The Rothschilds govern a Christian world. Not a cabinet moves without their advice. They stretch their hand, with equal ease, from Petersburg to Vienna, from Vienna to Paris, from Paris to London, from London to Washington. Baron Rothschild, the head of the house, is the true king of Judah, the prince of the captivity, the Messiah so long looked for by this extraordinary people. . . . The lion of the tribe of Judah, Baron Rothschild, possesses more real force than David—more wisdom than Solomon.’ Even the wildest rumors came to seem credible. In 1830 an American weekly reported on its front page that the Rothschilds had purchased Jerusalem: ‘We see nothing improbable that in the pecuniary distress of the sultan, he should sell some parts of his dominions to preserve the rest; or that the Rothschilds should purchase the old capital of their nation. They are wealthy beyond desire, perhaps even avarice; and so situated, it is quite reasonable to suppose that they may seek something else to gratify their ambition, that shall produce most important effects. If secured in the possession, which may be brought about by money, they might instantly, as it were, gather a large nation together, soon to become capable of defending itself, and having a wonderful influence over the commerce and condition of the east—rendering Judah again the place of deposit of a large portion of the wealth of the ‘ancient world.’ To the sultan the country is of no great value; but, in the hands of the Jews, directed by such men as the Rothschilds, what might it not become, and in a short period of time?’—A. Muhlstein, Baron James: The Rise of the French Rothschilds, The Vendome Press, New York, Paris, (1982), pp. 104-106.

For more on the Rothschild, Israel connectionclick here

Freemasonry, America & Atlantis

American History

Atlantis

Secret Destiny of America Manly P Hall
Chapter 11.  The Objective of the Secret Society
One reference to a secret society in Bacon’s New Atlantis is scarcely less than a proclamation
of the Society of Unknown philosophers, but has gone unnoticed for three hundred years. …
This fable is of the land of Bensalem, meaning the Son of Peace, which with its merchandise,
the Light of Truth, maintained a trade with Atlantis, which was declared to be the same
as America. … Every thing indicates that it was Sir Francis Bacon’s dream
that the enlarging of the bounds of human empire should be instituted on our own continent,
an area peculiarly set aside by Nature for the perfection of philosophy and the sciences.

THE writings of Sir Francis Bacon are generally grouped under three headings–professional, literary, and philosophical.  Each of these groups contains a variety of important works.  But Lord Bacon’s mind, taste, and conviction are best revealed through his philosophical writings.  In this group are works that are strictly philosophical, others that verge toward the sciences, and still others which sum up convictions relating to all branches of knowledge.

Possibly the most remarkable of Lord Bacon’s ethical contributions is the fragment called the New Atlantis, which forms a kind of gloss upon his principal philosophical production, the Instauratio Magna.  To Bacon, the greater part of learning was the application of knowledge to the necessities of the human state.  It was only natural that he should envision the results should his inductive system be given Universal application.

The New Atlantis was first published in 1627, as a kind of appendix to the Sylva Sylvarum, a natural history in ten centuries.  On the title page is a curious design.  It shows the figure of an ancient creature representing Time drawing a female figure from a dark cavern.  The meaning is obvious: Through time, the hidden truth shall be revealed.  This figure is one of the most famous of the seals or symbols of the Order of the Quest.  Contained within it is the whole promise of the resurrection of man, and the restitution of the divine theology.

The New Atlantis was not published during the recorded lifetime of Lord Bacon.  It was issued the year following his death by His Lordship’s chaplain, William Rawley.  This man was Bacon’s close friend and familiar over a period of many years, and most of Bacon’s papers were entrusted to Rawley’s care.  In his admiration for Bacon’s personal character and philosophical powers he left the expressed wish to be buried at his master’s feet, and his wish was fulfilled.

Rawley writes in his introduction to Bacon’s the New Atlantis, “This fable My Lord devised, to the end that he might exhibit therein, a model or description of a college, instituted for the interpreting of nature, and the producing of great and marvelous works, for the benefit of men; under the name of Solomon’s house, or the college of the six days work.”

The college of the six days work is, of course, a thinly veiled reference to the perfection of nature through art.  The six days are the days of creation by which the natural world was brought into existence, according to the account given in Genesis.  As God created the Universe in six symbolic days, so man by art–that is, philosophy–must create the condition of his own perfection by means of six philosophical steps.


This is what the hexagram represents…the recreation of man.  the Star of David symbolizes the six directions of space plus the center, under the influence of the description of space found in the Sefer Yetsira.  Let us consider the six-pointed star as consisting of two equilateral triangles. The triangle is the simplest conceivable plane figure with distinct points. While in mysticism the number four and the square represent the created world, the number three and the triangle represent the various possibilities resulting from the division of the One into two. The One Creator brought about these possibilities by the very act of Creation.
If, for the sake of argument, we depict the Creator and the Creation each by a dot, then the line connecting these dots denotes the relationship between them, the relationship between “above” and “below”:

We draw the triangle with both sides of equal length in order to express the harmony between these different aspects…
In our context, the triangle may be seen as the symbol of a power field, while two triangles, as in a hexagram, represent two related power fields. The two primordial power fields would, then, be the creative force of the creator symbolized by one of the two triangles, while the creation and the forces invested in it would be marked by the second triangle. The interlacing of the triangles, then, indicates that Creator and creation cannot be separated; one can’t be without the other. They are a unit: One.

Secret Destiny of America chapter 11
The fable of the New Atlantis begins with a ship sailing from Peru for China and Japan being driven from its course by contrary winds.  Those aboard after many months faced death by starvation and disease.  They prayed to God for help, and their prayer was answered;  the ship came at last to the fair harbor of a great city in an unknown land.  Here the mariners were hospitably received and after certain formalities were permitted to land;  and the wonders of the city were then revealed to them.

The title page of Bacon’s masterpiece, Novum Organum, features a small sailing ship between two columns.  These columns are the pillars of Hercules, the Strait of Gibraltar, which marked the western boundary of the sea.  The little ship is science, sailing forth from the limits and boundaries of the old world into the unknown sea of Universal learning.  Is not this the same ship that finally came to haven in the Wise Man’s City ?

The New Atlantis describes the magnificence of the college of the six days work.  Here the wise dwelt together in a gentle commonwealth of learning.  One of the wise men makes the following statement in a prayer:

“Lord God of Heaven and Earth;  Thou hast vouchsafed of Thy grace to those of our Order, to know Thy works of creation, and the secrets of them; and to discern (as far as appertaineth to the generations of men) between divine miracles, works of nature, works of art, and impostures and illusions of all sorts.”

It is difficult to understand how this reference to a secret order has passed unnoticed for so long, for it is scarcely less than a proclamation of the Society of Unknown Philosophers.

The name of the land in which stood the Wise Man’s City was Bensalem; this means the Son of Peace. Bensalem maintained a trade with all parts of the world, but not for gold, silver, jewels, silks, spices, nor any other material commodity;  its merchandise was the Light of Truth.  Among the nations traded with was Atlantis, which was declared to be the same as America.

THE END OF THE QUEST

In America shall be erected a shrine to Universal Truth, as here arises the global
democratic Commonwealth–the true wealth of all mankind, which is designed
in the foundation that men shall abide together in peace and shall devote
their energies to the common cause of discovery. … The power of man lies in his dreams,
his visions, and his ideals.  This has been the common vision of man’s necessity
in the secret empire of the Brotherhood of the Quest, consecrated
to fulfilling the destiny for which we in America were brought into being.

Religion, science, and philosophy are the three parts of essential learning.  A government based upon one or even two of these parts must ultimately degenerate into a tyranny, either of men or opinion.  These three realize the unity of knowledge;  they are the orders of the Quest…The supreme human purpose is the perfection of man. This must come first, and when this end has been achieved all good things will inevitably follow….These three [religion, science, philosophy], then, are the orders of the Quest.  Together they can bring about the perfection of man through the discovery of the Plan for man…..One of the great secrets of antiquity was this realization of the unity of knowledge and the identity of the Quest in all the branches of learning.  The great philosophers of the past were truly great because they approached the problem of life as priest-philosopher-scientist.  The title “The Wise” is properly applied only to those in whose consciousness the unity of knowledge has been established as the pattern of the Quest.

It was part of the ancient plan that has descended to us to build again the ideal university–the college of the six days work.  Here would be taught the same arts and sciences that we teach today, but from a different basic premise.  Here men would learn that the sciences are as sacred as the theologies, and the philosophies are as practical as the crafts and trades.  Those mystical extra-sensory perceptions viewed with suspicion by the materialist would then be developed according to the disciplines of the sciences, and all learning would be consecrated to the supreme end that men become as the gods, knowing good and evil

David Ovason writes in regards to the truncated pyramid and all seeing eye on the dollar bill:

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 235
“This ‘invisible’ symbolism recalls one important strain of arcane symbolism within Masonry itself, which maintains that the present era is that during which the Temple of Solomon is being rebuilt.  At the completion of this Temple, the present era will come to an end, and be succeeded by a more splendid spiritual era.

The Weeping Virgin

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 186

“…the celestial version of this Beautiful Virgin was the Virgin whom the Masons used in their mystery symbols of Washington D.C., the city of Virgo.  The important point is this: in some way, the Masonic fraternities of the United States have visualized their federal city as the founding stone not merely for the United States, but of the Fourth Ear, which will see the rebuilding, on the inner plane, of the Temple of Solomon.”…”Such imagery reflects the Masonic appreciate of the arcane significance of Virgo.  It is in this pregnant myth of the Beautiful Virgin that we begin to see something of the arcane importance of the Virgo image to Washington, D.C.  The image points – by inference – to the unfinished Temple of Solomon, that most enduring of Masonic symbols.  This means that the Weeping Virgin symbolizes, in a feminine personification, a lamentation at the unfinished pyramid on the Seal of the United States, and on every dollar bill.  The pyramid is incomplete because it is the Egyptian Mystery equivalent of the Temple of Solomon.  Virgo is the star goddess weeping that so remarkable an endeavor still remains unfinished.”

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 184

“It seems then, that the Beautiful Virgin is a representation of the Virgin of the skies, the celestial Virgo, and that in certain Masonic contexts she is represented as weeping.  The link between Virgo and Isis is nowhere more openly revealed than in this idea, for Isis was herself on of the two ‘weeping sisters.’  In some Masonic accounts, she is said to be weeping because she symbolizes the unfinished Temple – that is, the Temple of Solomon from which some Masonic fraternities still date the passage of the years.  Since the Masonic symbolism sees the building of the external Temple as representative of the building of the internal temple of spirit, it seems that the Virgin weeps either for the imperfections still in mankind or because the Temple is not yet finished.

Morals & Dogma pg 241
“We no longer expect to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem.  To us it has become but a symbol.  To us the whole world is God’s Temple, as is every upright heart.  To establish all over the world the New Law and Reign of Love, Peace, Charity, and Toleration, is to build that Temple, most acceptable to God, in erecting which Masonry is now engaged.”

David Ovason also makes an interesting connection between the zodiacal symbol of Virgo and the Egyptian hieroglyph for rain/dew.

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 183

Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital Pg 183

Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital pg 183

Ovason makes a few very interesting connections in this passage of his book.  He is correct that the Hebrew word for instruction means the same thing as to ‘throw drops of water’/rain.  This is the root of the word Torah.  What Ovason is describing in the above passage is a counterfeit baptism.  The true baptism is being buried in water and then being born again in the image of Messiah who is the Torah made flesh, the tree of life.  The counterfeit is a born again experience where the initiate has his ‘third eye’ opened up.  He is reborn in the image of the serpent, the tree of knowledge.

Look back at the symbol for Virgo and the hieroglyphic for the tears of Isis representing a counterfeit born again experience and compare them to the trident of Poseidon.

The triden of Shiva is another representation of Poseidon…In Hinduism it is associated with transformation…

The shin is associated with 3 vav’s…ie 666click here.

The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom pg 25 states that the symbol of the Sirians (from Sirius) in Atlantis was a triangle, sometimes with an eye in the middle.  This all seeing-eye symbol traced through Egypt as the eye of Horus/Osiris/Ra/Isis which is what is seen on the back of the dollar bill.

The all-seeing eye, on a deeper level, connects to the pineal gland…

John Gill commentary on Amos 5:26

the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves; or the star “your god” (q); meaning the same with Chiun or Saturn; perhaps the same with the star that fell from the air or sky*, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (r); which Astarte (Diana), the wife of Chronus or Saturn, is said to take and consecrate in Tyre; this they made for themselves, and worshipped as a deity.

*This is important to note in that it connects to the ‘Holy Grail’.

Holy Blood Holy Grail pg 297
Quoting from Perlesvaus pg. 359
“Well I know that many brave knights dwell with the Grail at Munsalvaesche.  Always when they ride out, as they often do, it is to seek adventure.  They do so for their sins, these templars, whether their reward be defeat or victory.  A valiant hose lives there, and I will tell you how they are sustained.  They live from a stone of purest kind.  If you know not know it, it shall here be named to you.  It is called lapsit exillis. By the power of that stone the phoenix burns to ashes, but the ashes give him life again.  Thus does the phoenix molt and change its plumage, which afterward is bright and shining and as lovely as before.  There never was a human so ill but that, if he on day sees that stone, he cannot die within the week that follows.  And in looks he will not fade.  His appearance wills tay the same as when the best years of his life began, and though he should see the stone for two hundred years, it will never change, save that his hair might perhaps turn gray.  Such power does the stone give a man that flesh and bones are at once made young again.  The stone is called the Grail.”click here

“Lapsit exillis might be a corruption of lapis ex caelis– ‘stone from the heavens.’ It might also be a corruption of lapsit ex caelis – ‘it fell from heaven’; or of lapis lapsus ex caelus- ‘a stone fallen from heaven; or, finally, of lapis elixir -the fabulous Philosopher’s Stone of alchemy.”

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capitol pg 186

“Such imagery reflects the Masonic appreciation of the arcane significance of Virgo.  It is in this pregnant myth of the Beautiful Virgin that we begin to see something of the arcane importance of the Virgo image to Washington, D.C.  The image points – by inference – to the unfinished Temple of Solomon, the most enduring of Masonic symbols.  This means that the Weeping Virgin symbolizes, in a feminine personification, a lamentation at the unfinished pyramid on the Seal of the United States, and on every dollar bill.  The pyramid is incomplete because it is the Egyptian Mystery equivalent of the Temple of Solomon:  Virgo is the star goddess weeping that so remarkable an endeavor still remains unfinished.”

The Pentagram, Hexagram and the United States/New Atlantis

Secrets of the Dollar Bill – David Ovason pg 19

“The stars on the first Great Seal of 1782 were six-pointed.

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 23

‘The chief difference between the eagle roundel on the dollar bill and the eagle on the first Great Seal (1782) was in the number of radiants or points on the stars above the head of the eagle.  On the dollar-bill roundel, the thirteen stars have five radiants.  The thirteen stars on the Great Seal of 1782 had six radiants.

Great Seal 1782

Great Seal 1782

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 126

Notebook of Villard de Honnecourt

“In Medieval art and symbolism, the eagle was associated with the five-pointed star.  In the Medieval period, the eagle was regarded as a magical figure….Villard de Honnecourt traced in the heraldic image of a displayed eagle the form of the five-pointed star, or pentagram.  This meant that the eagle was viewed as being the equivalent of the five-pointed star – in terms of both symbolism and numerology.

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 139

“As a matter of fact, the eagle was widely used in alchemy.  In certain texts, the crowned eagle was seen as a symbols of a successfully completed stage in the search for the manufacture of the secret Philosopher’s Stone, which would confer long life and incredible riches.”

Rulers of Evil – Tupper Saussy pg 219-220

“Six hundred years after Isaiah {Isaiah 7:14; 9:6}, Virgil solemnly announced in the Fourth Eclogue that the Prince of Peace would be produced by the unrolling of a New World Order (‘NOVUS ORDER SECLORUM’):

Now returns the Golden Age of Saturn, now appears the Immaculate Virgin.  Now descends from heaven a divine Nativity.  O! Chaste Lucina, speed the Mother’s pains, haste the glorious Birth, and usher in the reign of thy Apollo.  thy consulship, O Pollio, shall lead this glorious Advent, and the new world order shall then begin to roll.  Thenceforth whatever vestige of Original Sin remains, shall be swept away from earth forever, and the Son of God shall be the Prince of Peace!

Secret Architecture of our Nation’s Capital – David Ovason pg 391

“Now the Virgin returns, the Saturnian reign return:

Now a new Offspring is sent down from high heaven.

O Chaste Lucina favour the Boy now being born, with whom the iron race

Shall end and a golden arise in all the world…”

Contrary to what is taught to Americans, revolt and rebellion is not biblical.  ‘Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God’, is not Biblical.

1776 ‘Mosaic’ Seal

Benjamin Franklin likened himself to Moses.  However, Benjamin Franklin was far from being a type of Moses.  Franklin was a satanist who was a member of the ‘Hellfire club’ of London.  The club motto was Fais ce que tu voudras (Do what thou wilt), a philosophy of life associated with François Rabelais’ fictional abbey at Thélème and later used by Aleister Crowley.   According to Horace Walpole, the members’ “practice was rigorously pagan: Bacchus and Venus were the deities to whom they almost publicly sacrificed; and the nymphs and the hogsheads that were laid in against the festivals of this new church, sufficiently informed the neighborhood of the complexion of those hermits.” Dashwood’s garden at West Wycombe contained numerous statues and shrines to different gods; Daphne and Flora, Priapus and the previously mentioned Venus and DionysusBenjamin Franklin & the Hellfire Club start at 7 minute mark.

Fritz Springmeier Be Wise as Serpents

A very famous Jewish Mason, born in Boston to descendants of the Puritan tradition is Benjamin Franklin. His father and mother were
Josiah and Abiah Franklin. Benjamin Franklin contributed to the Mikveh Israel Jewish congregation in Philadelphia. But Franklin
did not practice Judaism. He did practice the occult, and things that would be weird to Christians. He became the head of the very
occultic Grand Orient Freemasons when he was in France. Franklin’s life was surrounded by Freemasons. Franklin’s role in the establishment and promotion of Freemasonry is overwhelming.

Second Messiah pg 51
Abram Moses being made a Mason at a lodge in Rhode Island in the American Colonies in 1656

The Jews and Freemasons in the United States before 1810; and Encyclopedia Judaica, “Freemasons”, page 124
Jews were actively involved in the beginnings of Freemasonry in America. There is evidence they were among those who established Masonry in 7 of the original 13 states: Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia.

A Jewish Mason, Moses Michael Hays, helped introduce the Scottish Rite in America. Hays was also Deputy Inspector General of Masonry for North America in 1768, and Grand Master of Massachusetts from 1788 to 1792. Paul Revere served under him as Deputy Grand Master. There were several other Jews who held the title of Deputy Inspector General of Masonry in the late 1700′s: Solomon Bush in Pennsylvania, Joseph Myers in Maryland and later in South Carolina, and Abraham Forst of Philadelphia in Virginia in 1781. Another Jewish Grand Master was Moses Seixas in Rhode Island from 1791 until 1800.

“Jewish Masons in the American Revolution”, The Oklahoma Mason, Dec. 1924, page 10.
Jewish Masons played an important part in the American Revolution, with 24 of them serving as officers in George Washington’s army.  In addition, several helped finance the American cause, including Haym Salomon, a Philadelphia Jewish Mason who, with others, contributed and raised money for the American war effort and loaned money to Jefferson, Madison, Lee, and others for their personal expenses.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0007_0_06772.html

Jewish names appear among the founders of Freemasonry in colonial America, and in fact it is probable that Jews were the first to introduce the movement into the country. Tradition connects Mordecai Campanall, of Newport, Rhode Island, with the supposed establishment of a lodge there in 1658. In Georgia four Jews appear to have been among the founders of the first lodge, organized in Savannah in 1734. Moses Michael Hays, identified with the introduction of the Scottish Rite into the United States, was appointed deputy inspector general of Masonry for North America in about 1768. In 1769 Hays organized the King David’s Lodge in New York, moving it to Newport in 1780. He was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1788 to 1792. Moses *Seixas  was prominent among those who established the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, and was Grand Master from 1802 to 1809. A contemporary of Hays, Solomon *Bush, was deputy inspector general of Masonry for Pennsylvania, and in 1781 Jews were influential in the Sublime Lodge of Perfection in Philadelphia which played an important part in the early history of Freemasonry in America. Other early leaders of the movement included: Isaac da *Costa (d. 1783), whose name is found among the members of King Solomon’s Lodge, Charleston, in 1753; Abraham Forst, of Philadelphia, deputy inspector general for Virginia in 1781; and Joseph Myers, who held the same office, first for Maryland, and later for South Carolina. In 1793 the cornerstone ceremony for the new synagogue in Charleston, South Carolina, was conducted according to the rites of Freemasonry.

The historical origins of the Masons is shrouded
in mystery. Masonic legend claims their origins
go back to the Temple of King Solomon. While
this cannot be confirmed or denied, one thing is
certain: the Masons carry with them a large body
of “C”abbalistic knowledge.
No stranger to politics, the Masons have had a
monumental influence upon the establishment of the United States of America. Thus there is
an actual role that the Kabbalah has played in
the founding of the United States.

It was from the St. Andrews Masonic Lodge in
Boston that a group of Masons, who were fed up
with British injustice regarding unfair taxation,
dressed up as Indians and went to Boston harbor
to protest. The famous Boston Tea Party was a
Masonic event.

Paul Revere set out on
his historic ride, crying,
“the British are coming”,
after adjourning his
Masonic lodge meeting.
Revere set out on his
ride from the Masonic
lodge.

Thirteen of the revolutionary war generals were
Masons, including General George Washington.
In fact, Washington took his second oath of
office as President of the United States dressed
in full Masonic regalia. A painting of
Washington in this outfit still hangs today in the
Library of Congress.
Thomas Jefferson was a Mason, so was John
Adams, John Hancock, and according to some
sources, so were the vast majority of the signers
of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin
Franklin was not only a Mason, he was a
Grandmaster Mason in charge of lodges both in
the colonies as well as in France.

It seems that there were more Masons involved
in the founding of the United States than non
Masons. I have only listed the prominent, known
Masons. It must be remembered that usually
Masonic membership is secret, especially during
that period when political revolution was being
fomented. Therefore, we cannot know of
everyone who was involved.

Steeped heavily in tradition and ritual, Masonic
rites are a mystery to all, except those who have
been initiated into them. Masonic usage of
symbols is as old as is their order and permeates
all aspects of Masonic ritual. The symbols that
represent the United States of America are full
of Masonic subtleties. And the Masons
themselves say that their symbolisms are derived
from the Kabbalah.

Masons and the Catholic church have been at
odds since the inception of Masonry. The
fundamentalist Christians, specifically the
Southern Baptists (the ones who want to convert
all the Jews) especially believe that the Masons
are in league with the devil and thus, in their
eyes, no Christian can ever be a Mason.
Masons, of course deny the Catholic and
fundamentalist propaganda. And it is not my
intention in this piece to support or to condemn
the Masons. Judging from my research, I have
found no occult or demonic elements in any
aspect or form of Masonry. Mysticism, yes,
occultism, no. It is, however, understandable
how uninformed Christians could be misled into
mistaking Masonic mysticism for occult interests
and practices Yet, in my opinion, the Masons
have a clean spiritual “bill of health”.

Although Masonic mysticism definitely came out
of Christian sources, it, nonetheless, must be
asked just how “Christian” Freemasonry truly is.
While a great deal of information is available on
this topic to argue the point,there are two
specific points that I, as a Jew, find most
interesting.
Point one is that all Masonic rituals and prayers
never mention the name of Jesus Christ. This
completely unheard of in any Christian order.
Second, and just as interesting, is that one
famous American Mason actually rewrote the
Gospels of the Christian Bible leaving out
certain aspects of the life of Jesus and simply
leaving in the moralistic code that all scholars
agree Jesus took from the Talmudic Rabbis.
This famous American was a signer of the
Declaration of Independence and served as the
third President of the United States. I am
speaking about Thomas Jefferson, the man who
designed and wrote the Declaration of
Independence, and thus authored the
philosophical foundation of the United States.

It appears to me that in essence Jefferson was
attempting to create what, in Judaism would be
called, a country for “righteous Gentiles.” This is
the term used to describe those people who live
by the commandments that G-d had given to the
children of Noah after the flood.
In Jewish tradition these “righteous Gentiles”
were called Noahides (benei Noah in Hebrew)
because they chose to live in accordance to
seven universal principles of spiritual law as
given originally to Noah and his children. Later, at Mt Sinai, G-d reiterated these seven laws to
the children of Israel and commanded that they
be observed by all mankind

What we see is that the United States of America
was founded upon these seven principles of
universal spirituality. These seven are: 1.
abstain from idolatry; 2. abstain from
blasphemy; 3. preserve morality; 4. not to
murder; 5. not to steal; 6. not to eat blood; and
last but not least, 7. to do justice. These seven
principles have been
fully discussed in a
previous issue of
Panu Derekh
(double issue 16-17),
therefore there is no
need to elaborate
upon them here
further.
The relationship
between the Masons
and the seven
universal principles
is by no means a
coincidence noticed
only by me.
According to the
authoritative work,
“The History of
Freemasonry” by Albert Mackey, Masonic writers as early as 1723
have specifically written about this connection.
On page 410 of this most revealing book,
Mackey quotes the following from an old
Masonic work entitled: “The Laws or Obligations
laid before his Brother Masons by Prince Edwin”
(the Krause MS.): “The first obligation is that
you shall sincerely honor G-d and obey the laws
of the Noachites, because they are divine laws,
which should be obeyed by all the world.”

Mackey comments (page 411) as follows: ”The
meaning is that the only righteous laws which a Freemason is required to obey are those
contained in the code that has been attributed
to Noah.”
One might think that maybe some other precepts
of Noah are being referred to here. Yet Mackey
makes it quite clear that he and earlier Masonic
authors are talking specifically about the seven
universal principles as handed down by Jewish
tradition. There is one Masonic author who
goes so far as to claim that Noah was the first of
the Freemasons
“according to some old
traditions”.

Mackey makes it quite
clear and pronounced
that the Masons were
strongly influenced by
the benei Noah
(righteous Gentile)
teachings of Judaism.
It is of no wonder then
that Masons were
students of Kabbalah,
which is a viable and
excellent path for the
righteous Gentile.
And, as has been
shown Kabbalistic
works were available
in translation for these individuals as early as the
16th century.

Masonic interest in the laws of the Noahide also
explain why the Church would be so vehemently
opposed to them. After all,the first Noahide law
forbids idolatry. Any prayer other than to G-d
the Father is considered to be idolatry.***

***This is important to note.  The punishment for idolatry according to the ‘Noachide’ laws is death…beheading.Noachide laws

Rev 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat on them. And judgment was given to them, and the souls of the ones having been beheaded because of the witness of Jesus, and because of the Word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast nor its image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Back to the words of Ariel Bar Tzadok…

The United States was thus established to be the
greatest political achievement of mankind until
the coming of the messiah.
Indeed, recently the seven principles were given
formal recognition by the United States
Congress. The United States government, in a formal proclamation of Congress, has declared
the seven universal principles to be the “bedrock
of society from the dawn of civilization.”3 This
proclamation was signed by President George
Bush on March 20th, 1991.  U.S. Congress, H.J. Resolution 104, Public Law 102-
14, 1991

As students of Kabbalah, Masons were naturally
exposed to the prophetic teachings on life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Again it is
no wonder that these words found their way into
the American Declaration of Independence and
into the fabric of this country.
Yet the Masons did not limit their influence to
simple words or concepts. The very seals drawn
to represent the United States, which are found
on the back side of every United States $1.00
bill are full of Masonic symbolism based upon
their understanding of the Kabbalah. A review
of these symbols will clearly prove this to be the
case.

The Great Seal of the United States
The most prominent feature in the Great Seal of
the United States is the continuous appearance
of images in sets of thirteen in number. Now it is
well known that there were thirteen original
colonies that banded together to form the
United States. Yet, only those who are familiar
with Jewish numerology, gematria, know the
significance of the number thirteen. Indeed the
founding fathers knew the significance, and it
was by no means coincidence that the number
of original states was thus thirteen.
A brief understanding of numerology is here
needed. In Hebrew there is no separate system
of numbers and letters as there is in English. So
while in English we count 1,2,3 and recite
A,B,C, in Hebrew, the letters themselves are the
numbers, so Alef (A) is 1, Bet (B) is 2 and so on.
According to ancient Biblical tradition, the
entire Bible is, therefore, a numerical code just
waiting to be deciphered by reading each and

every word numerically and exploring the
numerical patterns.
Hebrew numbers, therefore, have great
significance. They are simply not arbitrary as
they are in English. Thirteen is the numerical
value for the Hebrew word “Ehad” which means
“one” as in Deut. 6:4, the verse that declares the
eternal pledge of the Jewish people, “Hear
O’Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One
(Ehad)”. It is also the numerical value for the
Hebrew word for “love” (ahava).

The country was founded upon “July the Fourth”,
this date is spelled with thirteen letters. The
year the country was founded in was ‘76:
7+6=13. Washington and twelve of his generals
were Masons, thirteen again.
An interesting astrological note is that when the
Declaration of Independence was signed thus
giving birth to the new country, the sun was
thirteen degrees into the sign of Cancer, and the
ascendant was therefore, thirteen degrees into
the sign of Scorpio.
Thirteen, we see that it pops up everywhere, but
nowhere more prominent than in the Great
Seal. The emblem which represents the United
States is filled with Masonic references to the
Hebrew numerical value for “one”, which they
used to represent their initial state of unity.

Look carefully at the Great Seal and see how
many thirteens you can count. In the eagles
right talon, there are thirteen leaves and there
are thirteen berries (olives). 13+13=26. 26 is
the numerical value of G-d’s holy Name YHWH,
where the Hebrew letters Yod (Y)=10, Hey (H)=5,
Vav (W)=6 and Hey (H)=5.
There are thirteen arrows in the eagles left
talon. With the number 26 concealed in the
right talon and the number 13 in the left, it
appears as if there is a secret “Jewish” message
concealed in the Great Seal, that “the L-rd (26)
is One (13)” (Deut. 6:4).

The right wing of the
eagle has thirty-two
feathers. This number
holds great Kabbalistic
significance. The first
letter of the Torah (the
five books of Moses)
begins with the Hebrew
letter Bet (B), which
equals 2. The final letter
in the Torah is Lamed (L),
which equals 30.
30+2=32. Thirty-two is
also the number value of
the Hebrew word for
“heart” (lev, spelled
lamed, bet).
In the ancient Kabbalistic
text the Sefer Yetzirah
(the Book of Creation), it is
stated that G-d created
the universe using 32 wondrous paths of wisdom.
These 32 paths are none other the the holy ten
spheres of Divine emanation (sefirot) and the 22
letters of the Hebrew alphabet. These are the
heart (lev=32) of the universe and of the new
country.

On the left wing of the eagle, there are thirtythree
feathers. Thirty-three is a number of
significance to Masons. Their highest rank in
their order is the thirty-third degree.
Adding the entire number of feathers together
we have the number 65. This points to yet
another Jewish message, i.e., the name of the
L-rd.
In the Bible, and especially Jewish prayer, G-d is
always referred to as Adonai. This word in
Hebrew is numerically equal to 65. Alef (A)=1,
Dalet (D)=4, Nun (N)=50, Yod (Y)=10.

These are not the only Jewish symbols in the
great seal. Above the eagles head are a group of thirteen stars, the symbolism if 13 we already
know. But notice that the thirteen stars are in
the shape of the six pointed Star of David. The
stars are arranged in rows of one, four, three,
four and one.
Even the statement “E Pluribus Unum” is spelled
with thirteen letters.
The Kabbalistic significance of these Masonic
symbols cannot be denied. But it is in the
reverse of the great seal where even greater and
more subtle secrets are.

The Reverse Seal
In order to give you a sample of “Masonic”
Cabbala, I have included a major section from
one of the works of Paul Foster Case, a known
author of esoteric and Masonic works. The
following selection is from his work entitled, “The
Great Seal of the United States – It’s History,
Symbolism and Message for the New Age.”
Written in 1935, Mr. Case’s coverage of this topic
is quite detailed. Personally, I was surprised to see how much he knew about Hebrew
numerology and Kabbalistic teachings. In order
to give you a full taste of this type of “C”abbalah,
I have quoted Case’s discussion of the reverse
side of the Great Seal in detail. I will include
commentary as I feel necessary.
“As a single figure the triangle represents the
number 34 , and since the Eye is equivalent to
the Hebrew letter Ayin, having the number 70,
the triangle and the Eye, apart from glory,
represent the number 73, the value of the
Hebrew noun Chokmah (Ch K M H)5 , “Wisdom”.
73 is related to the letter-name Gimel (G M L).
Thus the number 73 is related to the letter which
in English is “G”.6 In other words, the Eye in
the triangle represents the same overshadowing
Wisdom that is suggested by the constellation in
the crest on the obverse of the seal.
All this symbolism was familiar to Qabalists7
and Freemasons of the eighteenth century, who
would certainly have understood the Eye in the
triangle just as it is understood by present-day
members of the Craft, who learn from their
monitors that the All-seeing Eye is the symbol of
the Heavenly wisdom “which the sun, moon and
stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions8.”
They also learn that the vision of this Eye
“pervades the inmost recesses of the human
heart, and rewards us according to our merits.”
Careful analysis of the unfinished pyramid
underneath the Eye of Providence shows that in
whole numbers each of its sloping lines is 60
units long9 , its base-line 70 units, and each of
the four lines of its square top 24 units. Thus
the length of the four lines enclosing each of its
trapezoidal faces would be 60+60+70+24 units,
or 214 units10. 214 is the number of the Hebrew
noun Ruach (R V Ch), “Life-Breath, or Spirit.”
Here is a hint that the structure of our national
government was intended by its founders to be
a spiritual building, truly a “temple not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens.11 ”
91, the length of units of each side of the
finished pyramid corresponding to that on the
seal, is the number of the Hebrew word Amen (A
M N), signifying “to be firm; to be faithful,” and
this also agrees with what is written in
explanation of the meaning of the pyramid.

Simply the pyramid is a triangle which is a shape of
three sides. This it is associated with the number
three and the Hebrew letter Gimel.
5 These letters and those like them are Case’s way of
identifying the Hebrew letters used in the words and
phrases he is quoting.
6 The letter “G” is the letter chosen by the Masons to
represent their order. The reasons behind this are the
subject of another book written by Mr. Case. In brief,
“G” stands for G-d, or for the Hebrew letter gimel,
which when spelled out numerically equals the
numerical value of the Hebrew word for wisdom. Thus
the symbol representing Masonry means wisdom.
7 You will notice Case’s choice of spelling Kabbalah
with a “Q”. While I cannot confirm that this means his
exposure to Kabbalah was from the schools of the
occult, yet neither can I deny this.

8 In the original text this is earmarked a quote, yet the
source of origin is not noted. What is emphasized
here is the emancipation from the forces of astrology.
Kabbalah teaches that one who serves the L-rd rises
above the influence of the stars. This is a very unoccultic
statement.
9 Case must be referring to the individual lines
formatting the bricks of the pyramid. The founding
fathers were very detailed in their pictorial
representation of their new country. This type of
detailing is very Jewish.
10 I have to admit that after reviewing the original
Great Seal on the back of a dollar bill, I cannot find
base line units spoken of here.
11 This concept of a temple built without human hands
is to be found in the Christian Bible. Yet, it is also to
be found in the holy Zohar, with regards to the Third
Temple which is to descend to earth fully built (without
human hands). To which Case is referring is
impossible to determine.

182, the total length of the two equal sides of
each face, is the number of the proper name
Jacob (I O Q B), and of the phrase, melakh haelohim
(M L A K H A L H I M), “messenger of
God12.” Here is a suggestion that the finished
work of the New World Order13 begun in 1776 is
to be the fulfillment of the promises to Jacob, or
Spiritual Israel14. That fulfillment is to make the
completed realization of the principles of true
Americanism a message of God to all the world.
The basis of this structure of government is
represented by a line of 70 units long. 70 is the
number of the letter Ayin, corresponding to the
Eye in the triangle. It is also the number of
Adam Ve-Chavah (A D M V Ch V H), “Adam and
Eve.” Thus it suggests that the foundation of
the building contemplated by the fathers of the
republic is the Heavenly Vision (Ayin, the Eye),
expressed through the illuminated
consciousness of humanity (Adam and Eve).
On the bottom course of the pyramid is the date MDCCLXXVI, or 1776. This date is significant15
to all students of prophecy. It is the culmination
of a time-period which began with the first
captivity of Israel in 745 B.C. Seven prophetic
“times” from that date is a period of 2520 years,
or seven times a prophetic year of 360 ordinary
years. This makes the year 1776 the
culmination of the seven “times” mentioned in
the Book of Daniel.
In the gematria of the Greek language, 1776 is
the number of the phrase he soteria Israel, “the
salvation of Israel.” It may be regarded as mere
coincidence by those who prefer that
explanation; but the fact remains that the New
World Order begun in 1776 was the first to admit
Jews and Gentiles to political, social and
economic equality16. Since then, all over the
world, except in reactionary Germany17 , there
has been a steady trend toward the
emancipation of the descendants of the Tribe of
Judah.”18
There are yet other points of interest with
regards to this side of the Great Seal. According
to Manly P. Hall’s “Secret Destiny of America”,
quoting from an earlier text, “The History of the
Seal”19 , by Gaillard Hunt, the eagle on the
Great Seal is supposed to resemble the mythical
bird, the phoenix.

Like the concept of the “divine right of kings”, Case
is suggesting that the United States is the new Jacob,
invested with the divine calling to be G-d’s chosen .
13 The New World Order, is a term that carries very
ominous meanings. To certain fundamentalist
Christians, this term refers to the coming government
of the anti-Christ, (who in Jewish tradition is called
Armilus). For Case, the New World Order refers to
the enlightened society created by the United States.
Under the pyramid, on the Great Seal are the words,
“Novus Ordo Seclorum”, which is best translated as
“New World Order.” Does this mean that the of the
United States is the government of the anti-Christ
(Armilus)? I know that some conspiracy theorists
believe so.
14 Jacob is “Spiritual” Israel. This sounds like Christian
replacement theology, wherein which the Jewish
people have been “unchosen” by G-d in favor of a
“spiritual” as opposed to physical Israel. The Church
has thus become the new or spiritual Israel, whereas
the Jews are put onto G-d’s “back burners.” Is it this
that Case refers or to something else? I cannot say.

15 Again Case is making the attempt to apply cosmic
significance to the founding of the United States.
16 In spite of Case’s claims, America was (and in
certain cases still is) as anti-Semitic as it was (and is)
anti Black.
17 This original text was written in 1935, during the
period of the rise of the Nazis.
18 The Great Seal of the United States – It’s History,
Symbolism and Message for the New Age by Paul
Foster Case. Builders of the Adytum, Ltd. Los
Angeles, 1976.
19 The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall.
Philosophical Research Society Inc. Los Angeles,
1944, 1972. pages 175-180.

The phoenix bird is one of those mythical
animals that actually is mentioned in the Bible.
“I will live as long as the Phoenix” (Job 29:18).
Quoting Hunt, Manly states that the majority of
drawings submitted for the Great Seal were
actually of the phoenix and not of an eagle.
The phoenix represents rebirth or resurrection. It
is the symbol of universal good.
Another interesting point is that this side of the
Great Seal was only first placed on the back of
the U.S. dollar bill in 1935. Hall makes note of
the precarious threats to democracy that were
growing in the world at that time. He suggests
that maybe the state of international politics
played a role in the timing of the proclamation
of the Great Seal.

Kabbalah & the Occult

Many notes from Texe Marrs book Codex Magica…

Kabbalah: The sacred books of black magic of Orthodox Judaism which form a large part of the basis of the western secret societies, from Rosicrucianism to Freemasonry and the OTO. Kabbalism is itself derived from the sorcery of ancient Babylon and…Pharaohic Egypt.
— Craig Heimbichner
Blood on the Altar

The Hebrew Cabala is a series of occultic writings that are as demonic as any incantation ever uttered in witchcraft. Webster’s Dictionary tells us the Cabala (sometimes spelled Kabbala) is “an occult religious philosophy developed by certain Jewish rabbis…”
— James Lloyd
The Apocalypse Chronicles
(Vol. VII, No. 1, 2005)

Sorcery is commonplace in the depraved religious rituals of cabalistic Judaism. Here a rabbi is seen carrying a chicken off to be sacrificed in a voodoo/ Santeria-type ritual during the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur. (Israel, A Photobiography, by Micha Bar-Am, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998)

Margie Martin, in her informed, unpublished manuscript for her upcoming book, The Molten Image, explains that the Tarot cards of witches and occultists are of Jewish origin and correspond with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

The basic teaching of Qabalah is found in the 32 Paths of Wisdom upon a ” Tree of Life”, as stated in its oldest written text called the Sepher Yetzirah, translated as Book of Formation. These 32 paths are divided into the 10 numbers from 1 to 10 and the 22 letters/symbols of the Hebrew alphabet. Everything was created out of these 32 Pathways of Wisdom, and Man, as stated in the Bible, being in the “image and likeness” of YHVH, the Soul of the Qabalah, male/female, is said to be the most perfect and complete expression of these 32 Paths, a veritable Tree of Life. This would explain why the Essenes revered the tree, symbolically and in reality, and considered its fruit the best food for a human’s diet. Taking this concept of each of us as a Tree of Life with 32 Paths of Wisdom, it should manifest in our bodies. Sure enough, we need look no further than two of the most fundamental structures of our bodies, which bear considerable responsibility for our health and beauty: the spine and teeth, both normally comprised of 32 structural elements. And there’s more: 32 corresponds to our 10 fingers upon which we count numbers and do the creative outer work of our DNA, and 22 corresponds to our chromosomes, minus the one that determines gender. Timothy Leary’s book “The Game of Life”, written in the 1980’s, relates the 23 chromosomes to the 22 Hebrew letters and 22 major arcana of the Tarot.

Finally, Cabalism is pure Illuminism because it teaches the secret doctrine that, ultimately, the higher level adept learns: That the Holy Serpent is the true God; that all the evil that a person does, through alchemy, is magically transformed into righteousness; and that, yes, Lucifer is Lord. Satan is the true and only God. That is the essential doctrine of Cabalism.

Lady Queensborough, quoting the Jewish authority Bernard Lazare, in the classic Occult Theocracy, reported that,

“There were Jews behind Weishaupt, founder of the Order of the Illuminati… Jewish financiers such as Daniel Itzig, Friedlander, Ceerfbeer, Benjamin and Abraham Goldsmid, Moses Mocatta, Veitesl Heine Ephram… also Moses Mendelsohn, Naphtali Wessely, Moses Hersheim…”

Ben Gurion, a dedicated Marxist/Leninist, was quoted as saying, “I am in favor of Bolshevism” (American Spectator, January, 1998). (Photos: Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry, p. 84; Israel, A Photobiography, by Micha Bar-Am, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998)

This illustration from Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Masonry dates the founding by Jews of the Royal Order of the Freemasons in Palestine at Anno Lucis 4037, or 37 AD.

The magic of the Cabala calls for many uses of the occultic star. Both the five pointed star and six-pointed star are used by Jewish magicians who work the Cabala formulas and rituals. An enduring cabalistic tale is that of the Golem. In medieval times, it was taught that by use of the magic word and by other means, an inanimate man made of clay or dust could be made to come alive.

A huge and powerful monster, or beast, the Golem would then do the magician’s bidding. In 1920, the classic film Der Golem created a stir. Directed by Paul Wegener, Der Golem depicted the monster variously wearing either the five-pointed star with one point up (white magic) or two points up (satanic). Also the six pointed Star of David played a part in the film’s plot as a Jewish Rabbi, Rabbi Low, using the secret word “AemAct” brought life and breath into the artificial man.

In Cabala, the Sacred Tree of the Sephiroth is claimed to represent the Cosmos, including God (male), his Shekinah (Anna, the Goddess/female), and the Kingdom of Zion. As shown here, the Foundation of all things is the male genitals, or the sex generative process. (Zolar’s Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge, Arco Publishing, 1984)

Qabalah [also known as Kabbalah. "According to Albert Pike, Gnosticism was an offshoot of Kabalism, an oral occult tradition, which was adhered to by a minority of the Jews. At some point, which remains uncertain, these occult teachings were reduced to writing, and the Kabalah was born. On page 626 of 'Morals and Dogma', Pike states, 'The Kabalah is the key of the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists'. Kabalism was merely a unique version of the ancient mysteries specifically designed to deceive God's chosen people. Unlike the other mysteries, its teachings dealt specifically with Israel, offering occult counter-explanations to the revelations of the prophets, complete with a cleverly disguised occult interpretation of the history of Israel." ["Enroute To Global Occupation", by Gary Kah, Huntington House Publishers, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1992, ISBN 0-910311-97-8, p. 99]

Talisman of Saturn

1.  The Talisman of Saturn became known as the Seal of Solomon.
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In the Book The History and Practice of Magic, Vol. 2, the six-pointed star is called the talisman of Saturn and it is also referred to as the Seal of Solomon

From James Fausset Brown commentary on Amos 5:26
the star of your god — R. Isaac Caro says all the astrologers represented Saturn as the star of Israel. Probably there was a figure of a star on the head of the image of the idol, to represent the planet Saturn; hence “images” correspond to “star” in the parallel clause. A star in hieroglyphics represents God (Num_24:17). “Images” are either a Hebraism for “image,” or refer to the many images made to represent Chiun.

John Gill commentary on Amos 5:26
The star of your god, which ye made to yourselves; or the star “your god” (q); meaning the same with Chiun or Saturn; perhaps the same with the star that fell from the air or sky, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (r); which Astarte, the wife of Chronus or Saturn, is said to take and consecrate in Tyre; this they made for themselves, and worshipped as a deity. The Targum is,

“ye have borne the tabernacle of your priests, Chiun your image, the star your God, which ye have made to yourselves.”

It may be further observed, for the confirmation and illustration of what has been said concerning Chiun, that the Egyptian Anubis, which Plutarch (x) says is the same with Saturn, is called by him Kyon, which seems to be no other than this word Chiun: and whereas Stephen calls it Rephan, this is not a corruption of the word, reading Rephan or Revan for Chevan; nor has he respect to Rimmon, the god of the Syrians, but it is the Egyptian name for Saturn; which the Septuagint interpreters might choose to make use of, they interpreting for the king of Egypt: and Diodorus Siculus (y) makes mention of an Egyptian king called Remphis, whom Braunius (z) takes to be this very Chiun; see Act_7:43; but Rephas, or Rephan, was the same with Chronus, or Saturn, from whence came the Rephaim (a), who dwelt in Ashtaroth Karnaim, a town of Ham or Chronus; see Gen_14:5.

(q) כוכב אלהיכם “sidus deum vestrum”, Liveleus; “sidus, vel stellam deos vestros”, Calvin. (r) Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 1. p. 38. (s) כיון צלמיכם “placentam imagiuum vestrarum”, Pagninus, Tigurine version, Vatablus. (t) Dictionary, in the word “Chiun”. (u) “Basim imaginum vestrarum”, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; “statumen”, Burkius. (w) Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 1. p. 35. (x) De Iside. (y) Bibliothec. l. 1. p. 56.

“…Solomon’s blatant idolatry had angered the Lord to the point of bringing about the division of the kingdom of Israel. Part of the evidence is the six-pointed star, which was called the Seal of Solomon from then on. Let us investigate those false gods with which he was involved.

“First mentioned was ASHTORETH, otherwise called ASTARTE, the word meaning STAR.

“II Kings 23:13 is explicit: ‘And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.’…

“King Solomon built an altar for Ashtoreth, worshipped her, and also practiced Moloch rituals. It was at this time that the HEXAGRAM OR SIX-POINTED STAR CAME TO BE CALLED THE SEAL OF SOLOMON…

“…the Seal of Solomon or six-pointed star, or hexagram…was considered an ALL-POWERFUL TALISMAN especially when accompanied by the Hebrew Yod…It was also combined with the Tau cross, or Crux Ansanta in the center…

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Ashtoreth
The moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently associated with the name of Baal, the sun-god, their chief male deity (Jdg_10:6; 1Sa_7:4; 1Sa_12:10). These names often occur in the plural (Ashtaroth, Baalim), probably as indicating either different statues or different modifications of the deities. This deity is spoken of as Ashtoreth of the Zidonians. She was the Ishtar of the Accadians and the Astarte of the Greeks (Jer_44:17; 1Ki_11:5, 1Ki_11:33; 2Ki_23:13). There was a temple of this goddess among the Philistines in the time of Saul (1Sa_31:10). Under the name of Ishtar, she was one of the great deities of the Assyrians. The Phoenicians called her Astarte. Solomon introduced the worship of this idol (1Ki_11:33). Jezebel’s 400 priests were probably employed in its service (1Ki_18:19). It was called the “queen of heaven” (Jer_44:25).

John Gill

the star of your god {hexagram/Talisman of Saturn/seal of Solomon/star of David}, which ye made to yourselves; or the star “your god” (q); meaning the same with Chiun or Saturn; perhaps the same with the star that fell from the air or sky*, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (r); which Astarte, the wife of Chronus or Saturn, is said to take and consecrate in Tyre; this they made for themselves, and worshipped as a deity.

ISBE (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

In Assyrian asirtu, which appears also under the forms asrātu, esrēti (plural) and asru, had the further signification of “sanctuary.” Originally Asirtu, the wife of Asir, and asirtu, “sanctuary,” seem to have had no connection with one another, but the identity in the pronunciation of the two words caused them to be identified in signification, and as the tree-trunk or cone of stone which symbolized Asherah was regarded as a Beth-el or “house of the deity*,” wherein the goddess was immanent, the word Asirtu, Asherah, came to denote the symbol of the goddess. The trunk of the tree was often provided with branches, and assumed the form of the tree of life*. It was as a trunk, however, that it was forbidden to be erected by the side of “the altar of Yahweh” (Deu_16:21; see Jdg_6:25, Jdg_6:28, Jdg_6:30; 2Ki_23:6). Accordingly the symbol made for Asherah by his mother was “cut down” by Asa (1Ki_15:13). So, too, we hear of Asherim or symbols of the goddess being set up on the high places under the shade of a green tree (Jer_17:2; see 2Ki_17:10). Manasseh introduced one into the temple at Jerusalem (2Ki_21:3, 2Ki_21:7).
*This connection between the Christmas tree the House of God (Bethel) and the tree of Life is important to note.  The Christmas tree is a counterfeit tree of life which is really the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  The tree of life represents the Messiah who is pictured by the menorah.  The tree of knowledge represents the adversary who is pictured by the Christmas tree/Asherah pole.

Exo 23:24  You shall not bow down to their gods, and you shall not serve them. And you shall not do according to their works. But tearing you shall tear them down, and smashing you shall smash their pillars.

H4676 מצּבה matstsêbâh
BDB Definition:
1) pillar, mastaba, stump
1a) pillar
1a1) as monument, personal memorial
1a2) with an altar
1b) (Hophal) stock, stump (of tree)*

*This is the word used in Genesis referring to the stone that Jacob anointed and proclaimed as Bethel.

Gen 28:18  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar{H4678 matstsebeth}, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place Bethel
{H1008 house of God}:: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Gen 35:14  And Jacob set up a pillar
(H4678 matstsebeth) in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon {This is a strong reference to the Messiah, which means anointed one.}.
Gen 35:15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel{H1008 בּית־אלbeytḣ’el house of God}

Messiah is the image of Elohim
2Co 4:4  in whom the god of this age has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the brightness of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.

The congregation of believers are to be the “image” of Messiah
Rom 8:29  because whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.
2Co 3:18  But we all with our face having been unveiled, having beheld the glory of the Lord in a mirror, are being changed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord Spirit.

Here we see that the pillar that Jacob anointed is to be the house of Elohim.  His house are His people (Hebrews 3:6).  His body.  Pictured by the menorah, the tree of Life.  The counterfeit is a pillar/Asherah which is called Bethel.  The antichrist’s house are his people.  His body.  Pictured by the Christmas tree, the tree of knowledge.

Our “star,” Greek ” aster,” Latin stella, is akin*. Her worship was most licentious and abominable; closely connected with that of (See ASHERAH, “THE GROVE”. Ashtoreh is the goddess, asherah “the grove,” the image or the symbol of the goddess, of wood;* asher, yashar, “to be straight,” a straight stem of a tree living, or fixed upright (1Ki_18:19; 2Ki_21:7; 2Ki_23:6; 2Ki_23:13-14; 2Ki_23:15; Jdg_6:25; Jdg_6:30). The “bringing out the asherah from the house of the Lord,” and the “cutting down,” suit such a symbol, not a grace in our sense. The active and passive powers of nature, generative and receptive, suggested the male and female deities, Baal and Ashtoreh. {This is seen further in the principle ‘as above, so below’ which will be discussed in connection to the mark of the beast in a future study, Yah willing}

John Gill commentary on Deu. 7:5

Deu 7:5  But thus shall ye deal with them,…. The inhabitants of the land of Canaan:

ye shall destroy their altars; on which they sacrificed to their idols:

and break down their images; of their gods, and the statues and pillars erected to the honour of them:

and cut down their groves; sacred to idols, which were usually planted on hills, and about Heathen temples, and under which idols were placed to be worshipped. The Targum of Jonathan calls them trees of their adoration, under which they worshipped; though there was a worship paid to them, not indeed directly to them, or for their sakes, but for the sake of the idols they were sacred to, or were placed under them; so Maimonides (e) says, a tree which at first was planted to be worshipped is forbidden of any use (or profit); and this is the אשרה, or “grove”, spoken of in the law, a tree planted and lopped, of which a graven image is made for an idol; and so the tree that has been worshipped, though the body of it is, not forbidden, all the shoots and leaves, and the branches, and the fruits it produces all the time it is worshipped, are forbidden to be used: though the word here used sometimes seems to signify, not a grove of trees, but some image itself, since we read of it in the temple, 2Ki_21:7,

and burn their graven images with fire; distinguished from their molten images, which may be meant in a preceding clause, and which are particularly mentioned as to be destroyed as well as these, Num_33:52.

(e) Hilchot Obede Cochabim, c. 8. sect. 3, 4. Vid. Misn. Avodah Zarah, c. 3. sect. 7.

Deu 12:3  And you shall break down their altars, and shatter their standing pillars. And you shall burn their Asherahs with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their gods, and shall destroy their names out of that place.
Deu 12:4  You shall not do so to YHWH your God.

1Ki 11:5  For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

H6253 עשׁתּרת ‛ashto^reth
BDB Definition:
Ashtoreth = “star”
1) the principal female deity of the Phoenicians worshipped in war and fertility
1a) also ‘Ishtar’ of Assyria and ‘Astarte’ by the Greeks and Romans

In the New Testament the term is applied to Diana of Ephesus
Act 19:35  And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

John Gill commentary on Amos 5:26

the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves; or the star “your god” (q); meaning the same with Chiun or Saturn; perhaps the same with the star that fell from the air or sky*, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (r); which Astarte, the wife of Chronus or Saturn, is said to take and consecrate in Tyre; this they made for themselves, and worshipped as a deity.
*This is important to note in that it connects to the ‘Holy Grail’.

Holy Blood Holy Grail pg 297
Quoting from Perlesvaus pg. 359
“Well I know that many brave knights dwell with the Grail at Munsalvaesche.  Always when they ride out, as they often do, it is to seek adventure.  They do so for their sins, these templars, whether their reward be defeat or victory.  A valiant hose lives there, and I will tell you how they are sustained.  They live from a stone of purest kind.  If you know not know it, it shall here be named to you.  It is called lapsit exillis. By the power of that stone the phoenix burns to ashes, but the ashes give him life again.  Thus does the phoenix molt and change its plumage, which afterward is bright and shining and as lovely as before.  There never was a human so ill but that, if he on day sees that stone, he cannot die within the week that follows.  And in looks he will not fade.  His appearance wills tay the same as when the best years of his life began, and though he should see the stone for two hundred years, it will never change, save that his hair might perhaps turn gray.  Such power does the stone give a man that flesh and bones are at once made young again.  The stone is called the Grail.”click here

“Lapsit exillis might be a corruption of lapis ex caelis– ‘stone from the heavens.’ It might also be a corruption of lapsit ex caelis – ‘it fell from heaven’; or of lapis lapsus ex caelus- ‘a stone fallen from heaven; or, finally, of lapis elixir -the fabulous Philosopher’s Stone of alchemy.”

…The Philosopher’s stone will need to be discussed in more detail in a future study, but it points to the ‘evolution of man’ into a ‘god.’  DNA is a stone, when it is mixed with the ’stone’ from heaven the ‘Holy Grail’ or transformation is attained.  This is what Christmas is a foreshadow of.  The return of the age of Saturn.  The age of Aquarius.  The golden age of the ‘gods’, the new Atlantis.

Jarchi on 2Ki_23:24, says, the teraphim are images that speak by sorcerers or sorceries; and to such evils the followers of the man of sin are addicted, Rev_9:21 and the Jews (l) have a notion that those images were so formed, that they were capable of speaking and talking with men; see Hos_3:4 they seem to confound them with the “talisman”:

The star of David is believed to be the “talisman of saturn”
Act 7:43  And you took up the tent of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, the figures which you made” “in order to worship them. And I will remove you beyond” Babylon. Amos 5:25-27
These shrines, or images, were borne with them as a species of amulet, charm, or talisman to defend them from evil. Such images the Jews seem to have carried with them.

“The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia declares that the SIX-POINTED STAR…according to the Rosicrucians…was known to the ancient Egyptians” (Graham, p. 13 as cited in Aho).

Regarding Star-Worship, the Jewish Encyclopedia says, This is perhaps the oldest form of idolatry practised by the ancients. According to Wisdom xiii. 2, the observation of the stars in the East very early led the people to regard the planets and the fixed stars as gods. The religion of the ancient Egyptians is known to have consisted preeminently of sun-worship. Moses sternly warned the Israelites against worshiping the sun, moon, stars, and all the host of heaven (Deut. iv. 19, xvii. 3); it may be said that the prohibition of making and worshiping any image of that which is in heaven above (Ex. xx. 4; Deut. v. 8) implies also the stars and the other celestial bodies. The Israelites fell into this kind of idolatry, and as early as the time of Amos they had the images of Siccuth and Chiun, “the stars of their god” (Amos v. 26, R. V.); the latter name is generally supposed to denote the planet Saturn (Seligsohn, et al.).

Part 9 Pentagramclick here

Part 10 Holy Grailclick here

Part 11 Zionismclick here

Part 12 As Above so belowclick here

Part 13 Ye Shall be As godsclick here

Part 14 DNAclick here

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