Mark of the Beast 5 – The Cross

Col 2:15  having stripped the rulers and the authorities, He made a show of them in public, triumphing over them in it.

2Co 5:21  For He made the One who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

The word mark comes from the Hebrew word Tav

Eze 9:4  And YHWH said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark (tavah) a mark (tav) on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

The above verse is speaking of the mark of YHWH which is put on the righteous.  The mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of this markclick here.

The Hebrew letter tav is a picture of two crossed sticks:

It’s meaning is covenant.  The mark of YHWH is His covenant which is His Word (Isaiah 42:6; 49:8; Zechariah 9:11; Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 26:28).  The mark of the beast is a counterfeit, the covenant with death (Isaiah 28:15).

1Co 1:18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.

Believers look to the Word of the cross.  The Word of the covenant.  Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Elohim (Romans 10:17).  Not by vision, not of images & symbols (2 Corinthians 5:7).

The covenant with YHWH is His Word which was cut with Abraham at Passover (Genesis 15) and eternally solidified at Passover when Messiah hung on the tree.  The ‘covenant’ with the adversary was ‘cut’ in Genesis 3 at the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the ‘agreement’ of ‘ye shall not die’ was passed down through the ages via the mystery religions and was represented by the image of the cross.

The Pythagorean Triangle pg 235-236
“It is the opinion of Mr. Faber, whose learning and extensive researches into the hidden mysteries of antiquity are entitled to universal respect, that in the Book of Revelation ‘an important prophecy is most curiously and artfully veiled under the very language and imagery of the Orgies.  To the sea-born Great Father was ascribed a threefold state:  he lived, he died, and he revived;  these changes of condition were duly exhibited in the mysteries.  To the sea-born wild beast is similarly ascribed a threefold state:  he lives, he dies, and he revives.  While dead, he lies floating on the mighty ocean, just like Horus, or Osiris, Siva or Vishnu; when he revives, again like those kindred deities, he emerges from the waves; andwhether dead or alive, he bears seven heads and ten horns, corresponding in number with the seven art-preserved Rishis, and the ten aboriginal patriarchs.  Nor is this all; as the worshippers of the Great Father bore his special mark or stigma, and were distinguished by his name, so the worshippers of the maritime beast equally bear his mark, and are equally designated by his appellation.’ (From Fab. Pag. Idol, vol iii. pg 643.)

If this be true, and the arguments adduced in its support appear sound and conclusive, the above mystical ceremony of sealing the redeemed may be taken from the custom of marking the aspirant with a permanent badge of initiation, which may be an indelible token of his acceptance.  This mark or badge in India and Egypt was the Tautic Cross; and it still appears amongst the hieroglyphics of the Brahmins, and profusely on the monuments of Egypt, where most of the deities bear it conspicuously about their persons. In the Dionysiaca, or the mysteries of Bacchus, the mark was a leaf of the ivy or vineclick here.  There is  a pointed reference to it in the divine command given to Moses in the wilderness, when many of the Israelites had been initiated into the disgusting mysteries of Baalpeor:  ‘Take all the heads of the people and hang them up;’  referring to the princes of the tribes, who were directed to hang all those who had been thus initiated.  Boothroyd translates the original thus: ‘Take all the heads of the people, and let them slay those men who have worn the badges of Baal-peor.” {Baal-Peor traces back to Saturn whose image is the hexagramclick here}

The word for cross in Hebrew is צלב.  This comes from the root צב which means to stand.  This corresponds to the Greek word for cross ‘stauros’ which comes from the root ‘histemi’ which also means to stand.

As seen in part 1click here, the word for ‘mark’ in Greek traces back to this same Hebrew word צב.

charax     H4674    mutstsav
As explained in part 1click here, the mark is associated with an image & a garrison.  The connection to pillars and His image will be seen in more details in future studies but in short the pillars link to the Temple, the body & DNA.  It was at Bethel (House of God) that Jacob anointed the pillar where the ladder to heaven was seen (Genesis 2812-19):.  Jacob’s pillar is connected with the ladder to Heaven.  Messiah applies this to Himself (John 1:51).  The ladder also points to DNA within our bodies which is the ‘word’ that creates our bodies.  Messiah is the Word made flesh who is the olive tree/tree of lifeclick here which we can be grafted into through faith.  He is the body, we are members of that body through faith.  He is the Temple, we are the stones of the building by faith.  Satan seeks to be like the Most High {Isaiah 14} and is the great counterfeiterclick here.  Hence, he wants a false Olive tree/tree of knowledge of good and evil.  He wants a false temple.  A ‘false’ body.  A corrupted body.  A false Israel. A corruption of DNA/the word.

Another interesting connection to the mark of the beast seen through the Hebrew word for cross (צלב) is when one breaks down the meaning of the letters.  As seen above, צב, means the side of the tent, a standing wall, an enclosure of a camp.  The middle letter of צלב is lamed which has the meaning of a shepherd.  There are two shepherds in the Scriptures.  The Good Shepherd (John 10:11) who lays down His life for the sheep and the idol shepherd who abandons the flock (Zechariah 11:17).

The Cross & the Name

In the wilderness Yisrael was healed through looking upon the serpent on a pole.  This was a figure of being saved through ‘looking’ upon the Messiah on the cross/tree.

Num 21:9  And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole; and it happened, if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

Joh 3:14  And even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15  that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Exo 14:13  And Moses said to the people, Do not be afraid. Take your stand and see the salvation of YHWH, which He will prepare for you today. For as you see the Egyptians today, you shall not continue to see them again forever.

Luk 3:6  “and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Isaiah 40:3-5
Isa 52:10  YHWH has bared His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

How was His arm revealed?  On the cross.

Isa 53:1  Who has believed our report? And to whom is the arm of YHWH revealed?

Gen 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place YHWH Will See; so that it is said until this day, In the mount of YHWH it will be seen.

Gen 22:14  ויקרא אברהם שׁם־המקום ההוא יהוה יראה אשׁר יאמר היום בהר יהוה יראה*׃

*Literally, in/on the mountain YHWH will be seen.

Joh 8:56  Your father Abraham leaped for joy that he should see My day, and he saw, and rejoiced.
Joh 8:57  Then the Jews said to Him, You do not yet have fifty years, and have You seen Abraham?
Joh 8:58  Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came to be, I AM!

On the mountain YHWH will be seen.  Yerah’eh is in the Niphal stem 3rd person masculine singular future tense.  Truly YHWH will provide HIMSELF as a lamb in the place of Isaac (mankind).

Gen 22:7  And Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, My father. And he said, Behold me. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood! But where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
Gen 22:8  And Abraham said, My son, God will see to the lamb for Himself, for a burnt offering. And the two of them went together.

הר האלהים (the Mountain of Elohim) has the gematria of 296.  This is equivalent to לאור גוים (For a light of the nations).  This links the Messiah on the cross on the Mountain of Elohim to Light which points to the Menorah.  This will be seen in more detail below.

Isa 49:3  and said to Me, You are My servant, Israel, You in whom I shall be glorified. This verse is referring to Messiah as Yisrael, the Olive treeclick here
Isa 49:6  And He said, It is too little that You should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You for a light of the nations, that You may be My salvation (Heb. Yeshuah) to the end of the earth.

Isa 42:6  I, YHWH, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand, and will keep You, and give You for a covenant of the people, for a Light of the nations;

Luk 2:32  a Light for revelation to the nations, and the Glory of Your people Israel.

Isa 40:5  And the glory of YHWH shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of YHWH has spoken.

How was His glory revealed?

Joh 8:28  Then Jesus said to them, When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM; and from Myself I do nothing; but as My Father taught Me, these things I speak.

Joh 19:19  And Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross. And having been written, it was: JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Joh 12:32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to Myself (John 8:28 Messiah states this is how they will know He is ‘I AM’).
Joh 12:33  But He said this, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
Joh 12:34  The crowd answered Him, We heard out of the Law that The Christ remains to the age. And how do You say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?
Joh 12:35  Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while the Light is with you. Walk while you have the Light, that darkness not overtake you. And the one walking in the darkness does not know where he is going.
Joh 12:36  While you have the Light, believe into the Light, that you may become sons of Light. Jesus spoke these things, and going away He was hidden from them.
Joh 12:37  But though He had done so many miraculous signs before them, they did not believe into Him,
Joh 12:38  so that the Word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said, “Lord, who has believed our report? And the arm of the Lord, to whom was it revealed?”
Isa. 53:1
Joh 12:39  Because of this they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
Joh 12:40  “He has blinded their eyes” and “has hardened their heart,” “that they might not see with the eyes” and “understand with the heart,” “and be converted,” “and I should heal them.”
Isa. 6:10
Joh 12:41  Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory, and spoke about Him.

The pictographs of יהוה speak of Him being revealed through the nails in His Hands

Joh 20:27  Then He said to Thomas, Bring your finger here and see My hands, and bring your hand and thrust into My side, and be not unbelieving, but believing.
Joh 20:28  And Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God!

The Cross (tav) is linked with His Name

Eze 9:4  And YHWH said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark (tavah) a mark (tav) on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

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.

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.

The counterfeit is the name/word/covenant of the beast

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.

Bacchus and the Cross

The cross is associated with ivy as symbols of Bacchus.click here

Two Babylons Pg 178-179
The cross thus widely worshipped, or regarded as a sacred emblem, was the unequivocal symbol of Bacchus, the Babylonian Messiah, for he was represented with a head-band covered with crosses (See Fig. 45). This symbol of the Babylonian god is reverenced at this day in all the wide wastes of Tartary, where Buddhism prevails, and the way in which it is represented among them forms a striking commentary on the language applied by Rome to the Cross. “The cross,” says Colonel Wilford, in the Asiatic Researches, “though not an object of worship among the Baud’has or Buddhists, is a favourite emblem and device among them. It is exactly the cross of the Manicheans, with leaves and flowers springing from it. This cross, putting forth leaves and flowers (and fruit also, as I am told), is called the divine tree, the tree of the gods, the tree of life and knowledge, and productive
of whatever is good and desirable, and is placed in the terrestrial paradise.” (Fig. 46). Compare this with the language of Rome applied to the cross, and it will be seen how exact is the coincidence. In the Office of the Cross, it is called the “Tree of life,” and the worshippers are taught thus to address it: “Hail, O Cross, triumphal wood, true salvation of the world, among trees there is none like thee in leaf, flower, and bud…O Cross, our only hope, increase righteousness to the godly and pardon the offences of the guilty.”

Is the cross a symbol of the false Messiah?

The Greek acrostic here is represented by the letters CHI, XI, STIGMA, which are 666. Each letter represents a word.
Chi is the first letter of Christos (Christ). X (Chi) is an abbreviation for Christ, viz. X-mas is Christmas.Xi, is the abbreviation letter for Xulon, a timber or tree (Strong’s #3586). Thayer’s New Testament Lexicon defines xulon as, “that which is made of wood, as a beam from which anyone is suspended, a gibbet, a cross” (p.432, #3586). Peter used the word xulon when speaking of the cross (Acts 10:39, Acts 5:30, Gal. 3:13, 1Peter 2:24).

Stigma (Strong’s #4742) “from a prime stizo (to ‘stick’, or prick); a mark incised or punched (for recognition or ownership) i.e. (figurative) a scar of service; a mark,” i. e. “pierced.” According to Donnegan’s Greek Lexicon, stigma is “a hole, or mark, made with a pointed instrument. a mark of recognition or of disgrace. a mark of infamy. a mark made on the hands of persons who had enlisted as soldiers” (p. 1150). Under the entry of #5516 (Chi Xi Stigma), Strong’s informs us that #4742 (stigma) is also a cross. Therefore, the word, and letter, stigma have a definite reference to being nailed to a cross, or the marks/nail-holes from being nailed to a cross.

From Payne Smith’s Compendious Syriac Dictionary pg 536 “MARK”
A sign, mark, toke, indication, index; ascription, inscription; title of a book, copy of a book, annotation; setting down, committing to writing; description, design, plan of a house; signing with the sign of the cross; leavened bread marked with a cross=Eucharistic bread; the sign of salvation I.e. Baptism; index of chapters

On pages 197 and 198 of The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop wrote:

The same sign of the cross that Rome now worships was used in the Babylonian Mysteries, was applied by Paganism to the same magic purposes, was honoured with the same honours. That which is now called the Christian cross was originally no Christian emblem at all, but was the mystic Tau of the Chaldeans and Egyptians–the true original form of the letter T–the initial of the name of Tammuz–which, in Hebrew, radically the same as ancient Chaldee, as found on coins, was formed as in No. 1 of the accompanying woodcut (Fig. 43)

and in Etrurian and Coptic, as in Nos. 2 and 3. That mystic Tau was marked in baptism on the foreheads of those initiated in the Mysteries {See Lent studyclick here}*, [Tertullian, De Proescript. Hoeret. cap.40, vol. ii. p.54, and Note. The language of Tertullian implies that those who were initiated by baptism in the Mysteries were marked on the forehead in the same way, as his Christian country-men in Africa, who had begun by this time to be marked in baptism with the sign of the cross.] and was used in every variety of way as a most sacred symbol. To identify Tammuz with the sun it was joined sometimes to the circle of the sun, as in No. 4; sometimes it was inserted in the circle, as in No. 5. [Stephen's Central America, vol. ii. p.344, Plate 2.] Whether the Maltese cross, which the Romish bishops append to their names as a symbol of their episcopal dignity, is the letter T, may be doubtful; but there seems no reason to doubt that that Maltese cross is an express symbol of the sun; for Layard found it as a sacred symbol in Nineveh in such a connection as led him to identify it with the sun. [Layard's Nineveh and Babylon, p.211; Nineveh and its Remains, vol. ii, p.446.] The mystic Tau, as the symbol of the great divinity, was called “the sign of life;” it was used as an amulet over the heart; [Wilkinson, vol. i. p. 365, Plate.] it was marked on the official garments of the priests, as on the official garments of the priests of Rome; it was borne by kings in their hand, as a token of their dignity or divinely-conferred authority. The Vestal virgins of Pagan Rome wore it suspended from their necklaces, as the nuns do now. [Pere Lafitan, Moeurs des Sauvages Ameriquains, vol. i. p. 442.]
*Tav in the foreheads.  Here is a perfect example of how the adversary counterfeitsclick here the Truth of the Scriptures.  In Ezekiel 9, true believers are marked with a mark which in Hebrew is the word תו (tav).

Eze 9:3  And the glory of the God of Israel had gone on, from on the cherub where it was on it, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed in linen with the ink horn of a scribe at his loins.
Eze 9:4  And YHWH said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark
(tavah) a mark (tav) on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

In ancient Hebrew the letter tav looked just like 2 crossed sticks.

The above verse is speaking of the mark of YHWH which is put on the righteous.  The mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of this mark.

This root is related to את & תא

This is the root for the word sign.  This is significant because the Torah is a sign on the hand and the forehead.  Again, the mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of YHWH’s mark/signs.

Tav aleph is related to the word tav תו  and aleph tav את and means a mark/boundary.

תא tav aleph relates to the word tar תר which means the ‘mark of man’ or the border/outline.

From this root we get ta’ar and to’ar.  These words mean form, outline or border.  This is an important connection to see in that the mark of the beast versus the mark of YHWH ultimately reflects whose image/form you are in.

This connection between the mark and the image/form/outline/shadow picture of YHWH Yahshua versus the antichrist is further seen in that the word Torah comes from this same root.

We can have the mark of YHWH and be in His image by walking in His Torah, or we can have the mark of the beast and be in the image of satan by walking in his torah which is lawlessness.

We are called to overcome the mark as well as the image of the beast

Rev 15:2  And I saw, as a glassy sea having been mixed with fire. And the ones overcoming the beast, and its image, and its mark, of the number of its name, were standing on the glassy sea, having harps of God.

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.

Notice above that those initiated into the mystery religions saw the cross as a picture of the tree of life/tree of knowledge.  Those in the mystery religions saw the serpent as the great emancipator of mankind who gave Adam & Eve freedom from the ‘bondage’ of Adonai.  This is why the tree of knowledge of good and evil is portrayed as the tree of life to them.

Labarum (Chi Rho)

When the Labarum, or far-famed standard of Constantine itself, properly so called, was made, we have the evidence of Ambrose, the well-known Bishop of Milan, that that standard was formed on the very principle contained in the statement of Lactantius–viz., simply to display the Redeemer’s name. He calls it “Labarum, hoc est Christi sacratum nomine signum.”–”The Labarum, that is, the ensign consecrated by the NAME of Christ.”*

*Here we see the cross symbol associated with the name of Christ. But which Christ was Constantine worshiping?

Constantine, the first Christian Emperor … Constantine’s conversion to Christianity, as the result of a psychic vision, is described by Eusebius, who was his close friend and companion as well as his famous biographer. On the night before his final battle with Maxentius, who had denounced him as a usurper to the throne, Constantine appealed to his own god for help. According to Eusebius,

While he was praying with fervent entreaty, a most marvelous sign appeared in the heavens, the account of which, related by any other person, would be difficult of belief. But since the victorious Emperor himself declared it to the writer of this history, and confirmed his statement with an oath, who could hesitate to credit it? He said that when the sun was beginning to decline, he saw with his own eyes the trophy of a Cross of blazing light, with this inscription: “I. H. S. In this sign thou shalt conquer.” (Vita Constantin.)(Vita Constantini)

On the following night Constantine had another psychic vision. This time the figure of Christ himself appeared, wearing the same cross that Constantine had seen the night before. Constantine declared that on this occasion Christ spoke to him, telling him to place this cross on his battle flag and to march against Maxentius with full assurance of victory. Constantine obeyed, and Maxentius was defeated. In adopting this symbol — henceforth placed upon the Imperial banner and carried at the head of the army in its conquest for Christ and the Church — Constantine added two more pagan symbols to Christianity. For the long lance crossed at right angles by a staff was the ancient sign of Osiris, and the letters I. H. S. one of the names of Bacchus.

I. H. S. Well-known Christian monogram, taken as being the initials of Iesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus Savior of Men); and the first three letters of the Greek Iesous ({Greek char}, Jesus). It is also a monogram representative of Dionysos used in the Mysteries. As a Latin abbreviation, having mystic significance, it means acrostically, In hoc signo victor eris (in this sign thou shalt be victorious).

http://www.adelphiasophism.com/gog/gg18.html, God or Goddess? Christian Symbols, “The Cross”:

As with the cross and the labarum, so it is with many other Christian symbols. They are borrowed from paganism. The insignia on the walls of the Temple of Bacchus in Rome was a Roman cross and I H S—the three mystical letters to this day retained in Christian churches, and falsely supposed to stand for Jesus hominum salvator—Jesus mankind’s saviour. Christian women who work this sign on altar cloths for their churches little think that they are working a pagan sign. The same monogram was that of the heathen sun god Bacchus.

http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/Scriptures/www.innvista.com/scriptures/compare/heathen8.htm, Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures, “Jesus”:

The Greek abbreviation for Iesous is IHS, which is found on many inscriptions made by the Church during the Middle Ages. IHS was the mystery name of Bacchus (Tammuz), another Sun-deity.

See part 1 for the 666 sun worship connection

The inquisitor, AEneas Sylvius, who wrote a history of Bohemia said of the Waldenses, that:

Their third class of errors is as follows. They contemn all ecclesiastical customs which they do not read of in the gospel, such as the observation of Candlemas, Palm-Sunday, the reconciliation of penitents, and the adoration of the cross on Good-Friday. They despise the feast of Easter, and all other festivals of Christ and the saints, and say that one day is as good as another, working upon holy-days, where they can do it without being taken notice of. (The History of the Christian Church by William Jones, volume II, pages 34-35)

On page 500 of volume I, Jones says, of the Paterines in the eleventh century, that, “They called [the adoration of] the cross the mark of the beast.” The inquisitor AEneas Sylvius, quoted above, who came to be Pope Pius II, and in his words, “had an exact knowledge of the Waldenses,” and attended many of their trials and executions, wrote in his History of Bohemia, in the fourteenth century, that:
They abhor the holy cross, because of Christ’s suffering thereon. Their aversion seems to have been taken from the sermons of those who maintained, that the cross being taken away from Christ, returned of itself. They say, that the wood of the cross is no more than other wood: they do not arm themselves with the sign of the cross. They set no value upon the sepulchre of our Lord, nor of the saints; Matth. “Woe to you, Pharisees, for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets.” (The Ecclesiastical History of the Ancient Churches of Piedmont by Peter Allix, page 255.)

Kundalini & the Cross

The crucifixion of the Messiah is likened unto the brazen serpent in the wilderness

Joh 3:14 And even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

Num 21:7 And the people came in to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against YHWH, and against you. Pray to YHWH, and He shall turn the serpent away from us. And Moses prayed on behalf of the people.
Num 21:8 And YHWH spoke to Moses, Make yourself a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that when anyone is bitten, when he sees it, he shall live.
Num 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole; and it happened, if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

Nehushtan
2Ki 18:4 he took away the high places, and broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherah, and beat to bits the bronze serpent that Moses made (for in those days it was that the sons of Israel burned sacrifices to it) and called it Nehushtan. (nachash=divine tan=dragon, serpent) They called it the divine dragon…the same thing has happened to the image of the cross.  The Messiah being crucified which brought forgiveness, and life has been changed into an image to be worshiped just as the brazen serpent was.

Strong’s Concordance #5516 “Chi Xi Stigma [khee xee stig-ma]; 22nd, 14th and obsolete letter (4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the 5th and 6th letters) used as numbers; denoting respectively 600, 60 and 6; 666 as a numeral: -Six hundred three score and six.” [Interestingly, the 22nd, 14th and 6th letters of the Hebrew Alphabet (Tau, Nun, Waw) spell tanu, "his dragon"].

Col 2:15  having stripped the rulers and the authorities, He made a show of them in public, triumphing over them in it (The cross).

The Messiah became sin/the curse in order to deliver mankind (Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

The Greek alphabet comes from the Phoenician alphabet which, in essence, is the same as Paleo Hebrew.  χξς would be rendered in Phoenician as:

χ = which is a picture of crossed sticks

ξ= which is a picture of a thorn or branch

ς= Stigma means a mark and like the letter ξ was used to represent a coiled serpent.

Hence, the pictograph meaning of the χξς is a serpent on the branch of a tree.  It is the equivalent of the tree of knowledge of good and evil

The tree of knowledge of good and evil

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.
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.
Act 12:22 And the mass of people cried out, The voice of a god, and not of a man!
Act 12:23 And instantly an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give the glory to God. And having been eaten by worms, his soul went out.

Is this the seduction that the fallen angels brought to mankind? Another form of the tree of knowledge of good and evil…deceiving mankind into thinking they could evolve into “enlightened” divine beings?

Here we see the tree of knowledge of good and evil which has the adversary associated with it versus the tree of Life which is the Messiah, the Word. The serpent promised man ‘godhood’ through knowledge (gnosis). The word serpent comes from the Hebrew word nachash which means to learn something through divination.

Kundalini is a psycho-spiritual energy, the energy of the consciousness, which is thought to reside within the sleeping body, and is aroused either through spiritual discipline or spontaneously to bring new states of consciousness, including mystical illumination. Kundalini is Sanskrit for “snake” or “serpent power,” so-called because it is believed to lie like a serpent in the root chakra at the base of the spine. It traces back to the garden where the serpent offered Eve knowledge (gnosis) that her eyes would be opened.  Notice that the opening of the eyes is linked to the Truth as well as the counterfeit.  YHWH was revealed through Messiah being crucified, as all nations saw His Glory.  The counterfeit is the opening of the ’3rd eye’ through the tree of knowledge, the mystery religions and the cross of Tammuz.

Above is the Kabbalistic ‘tree of life’, which in reality is the tree of knowledge. At the top is Keter which is ‘union’ with the Creator. It is the same concept as the opening of the 3rd eye. Kabbalistic teaching has the same concept of the ‘evolution of man’ as the new age movement.

The Essential Kabbalah pg 31

“The theory of evolution accords with the secrets of Kabbalah better than any other theory. Evolution follows a path of ascent and thus provides the world with a basis for optimism. How can one despair, seeing that everything evolves and ascends? When we penetrate the inner nature of evolution, we find divinity illuminated in perfect clarity. Ein Sof generates, actualizes potential infinity.”

This evolution of man into a ‘god’ is seen in the Kabbalistic teaching of Adam Kadmon.  Yah willing, this will be discussed in more detail in a future study.

Tree of Knowledge – Kundalini connection

Kundalini is the belief that there is a serpent encoiled at the base of the spine which can be meditation and ’spiritual’ acts, causing it to climb the spine where it reaches your pineal gland and opens your ‘3rd eye.’ Interestingly, the word for spine and tree are the same.

The serpent rises up the spine to the pineal gland which was represented in ancient cultures as the pine cone….the fruit of the pine tree.

Staff of Osiris

Staff of Bacchus

The pine cone is associated with the Sumerian Annunakiclick here who are said to have ‘created’ men from clay jars. This is referring to manipulation of DNA which will need to be discussed in greater detail in another study but needless to say it is associated with the Kundalini spirit, the ‘awakening’ of the serpent and the result of man being ‘enlightened’ or evolving into a higher spiritual being.

Notice that Christmas tree lights are connected to the serpent. The word for serpent is nachash which literally means shining one. This is also connected to Lucifer which means light bringer. Here we see the Christmas tree, which represents the ‘born again’ pagan Christ who brings enlightenment to mankind.

Pro 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear YHWH and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 Healing shall be to your navel and marrow to your bones*.

The word bones in verse 8 is לעצמותיך which has the gematria of 666. There are 33 bones in the human spinal column which is why there are 33 levels in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. It is about leading the serpent up the spine to bring about enlightenment.

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 28:20  And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Gen 28:21  So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
Gen 28:22  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth
{Isaiah 6:13} unto thee.

*Luz is linked to the spinal column, as mentioned above in connection with ‘Kundalini.’

In My Flesh I see God pg 179

“Relates the Midrash: The Roman emperor Hadrian once asked Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananiah, ‘From which part of the body will God make man sprout forth when the dead are revived?’

He replied, ‘From the luz bone of the spinal column.’”

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.
Gen 35:15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel
{H1008 בּית־אלbeytḣ’el house of God}


Antichrist connection

The tradition of the Christmas tree symbolically portrayed the death and reincarnation of Osiris in his son, Horus:
“…the divine child born at the winter solstice was born as a new incarnation of the great god (after that god had been cut in pieces…on purpose to revenge his death upon his murderers.) Now the great god, cut off in the midst of his power and glory, was symbolised as a huge tree, stripped of all his branches, and cut down almost to the ground. But the great Serpent, the symbol of the life restoring Aesculapius, twists itself around the dead stock…and lo, at its side sprouts a young tree – a tree of an entirely different kind, that is never to be cut down by a hostile power -…and thus shadowed forth the perpetuity and everlasting nature of his power, how that after having fallen before his enemies, he has risen triumphant over them all. Therefore, the 25th of December, the day that was observed in Rome as the day when the victorious god reappeared on earth was held at the Natalis invicti solis, ‘The birthday of the unconquered Sun.”

So here it is seen that the cross is connected to the Christmas tree, an image of death and resurrection or transformation. Ultimately, this is what the mark of the beast points to. The transformed/evolved man-beast.

DNA is linked to the sun through the equinoxes (tequphot).  The word for ‘equinox’ in Hebrew is tequphah.  It literally means the mark of the sun.  At the Spring tequfah the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Cancer.  At the Autumn tequfah the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Capricorn.  23 +23 = 46.  46 is the number of chromosomes in the human body that stores our DNA.  The chromosome is also in the shape of a cross…

There are multiple words for time in Hebrew, the most used is עת (et) which pictographically means to ‘see the cross’, and in ancient Hebrew thinking meant to ‘see the mark.’  What is this ‘mark’?  It is the sun setting (death) and rising (resurrection) above the horizon.

Capricorn

In esoteric mystery thought, the movement of the sun through the 12 signs of the zodiac is spiritually connected to the initiate moving to ‘godhood.’  This is a counterfeit of the Gospel in the starsclick here which speak of Messiah Yahshua.

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 102

“The entrance to the Lodge (that is to the Cosmos) begins at Capricorn and reaches the center in Cancer…This orientation followed not only the direction of the seasons, but also the direction of the neophyte in his or her search for God.”

IBID pg 108

“…Porphyry recalls that the ancient philosophers insist that in the heavens are two gates, one of which is the Gate of Cancer, the other the Gate of Capricorn.  Cancer is the gate through which souls descend into earthly birth, while Capricorn is the one through which they ascend in the postmortem return to the spiritual realm.  It is, Porphyry continues, the reason that the Romans celebrate their Saturnalia, when the Sun is in Capricorn, and why during this festivity, the slaves wear sandals of those who are free:

‘the legislator obscurely signified by this ceremony, that, through this gate of heavens, those who are now born slaves will be liberated through the Saturnian festival, and the house attributed to Saturn, that is, Capricorn, when they live again, and return to the fountain of life.’”

Caduceus

www.drblayney.com/Asclepius.html

Many “medical” organisations use a symbol of a short rod entwined by two snakes and topped by a pair of wings, which is actually the caduceus or magic wand of the Greek god Hermes (Roman Mercury), messenger of the gods, inventor of (magical) incantations, conductor of the dead and protector of merchants and thieves. It is derived from the Greek karykeion = “herald’s staff”, itself based on the word “eruko” meaning restrain, control. It is interesting to see that most of organisations using this symbol are generally either commercial or military

The link between the caduceus of Hermes (Mercury) and medicine seems to have arisen by the seventh century A.D., when Hermes had come to be linked with alchemy. Alchemists were referred to as the sons of Hermes, as Hermetists or Hermeticists and as “practitioners of the hermetic arts”.

The caduceus was the magic staff of Hermes (Mercury), the god of commerce, eloquence, invention, travel and theft, and so was a symbol of heralds and commerce, not medicine. The words caduity & caducous imply temporality, perishableness and senility, while the medical profession espouses renewal, vitality and health.

Notice the EMS symbol’s combining of the cross and the hexagram.

Caduceus power wand

Caduceus Power Wand: This wand is sold at occult, new age & witchcraft stores such as Abaxion with descriptions such as “It’s central phallic rod represents the potentiality of the masculine, and is initmately surrounded by the writhing, woven shakti energies of two coupling serpents. The rod also represents the spine [sushumna] while the serpents conduct spiritual currents [pranas] along the ida and pingala channels in a double helix pattern from the chakra at the base of the spine up to the pineal gland”.

According to occultists, there are three principal nadis (Sanskrit for channel) in the human body. The sushumna (the spinal column through which the life-forces flow), by which means we enter and leave the body, the Ida (refreshment and stimulation of spirit), which is associated with the higher mind or manas and the Pingala, (reddish-brown), associated with kama or the force of desire. (G. de Purucker “Man in Evolution” ch. 15 & 16; and “Fountain-Source of Occultism”, pp. 458-63).

Symbol of Mercury

But again, Cush, as the son of Ham, was Her-mes or Mercury; for Hermes is just an Egyptian synonym for the “son of Ham.” Cush=Bacchus

Caduceus is a winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. It was an ancient astrological symbol of commerce and is associated with the Greek god Hermes, the messenger for the gods, conductor of the dead and protector of merchants and thieves. It was originally a herald’s staff, sometimes with wings, with two white ribbons attached. The ribbons eventually evolved into snakes in the figure-eight shape.

In the Greek myths, this constellation represented Asclepius, the god of medicine, who was so skilled that he could even raise the dead

In the seventh century, the caduceus came to be associated with a precursor of medicine, based on the Hermetic astrological principles of using the planets and stars to heal the sick.

Hermes & Saturn

Hermes connection to satan
Zeus the all powerful intervened saying he had been watching and Hermes should return the cattle to Apollo. As the argument went on, Hermes began to play his lyre. The sweet music enchanted Apollo, and he offered Hermes to keep the cattle in exchange for the lyre. Apollo later became the grand master of the instrument, and it also became one of his symbols. Later while Hermes watched over his herd he invented the pipes known as a syrinx (pan-pipes), which he made from reeds. Hermes was also credited with inventing the flute. Apollo, also desired this instrument, so Hermes bartered with Apollo and received his golden wand which Hermes later used as his heralds staff.

Hermes – Ancient Mystery School Teachings – the Hermetic Orders – which is linked with Alchemy of Consciousness – Moving to a higher frequency of thought – Releasing the Hermetic seals at the End of Time – Or the Illusion of Time – the release of the soul from the physical form.

Hermes was the Master of all arts and sciences, perfect in all crafts, Ruler of the Three Worlds, Scribe of the Gods, and Keeper of the Books of Life, Thoth Hermes Trismegistus – the Three Times, the “First Intelligencer” – was regarded by the ancient Egyptians as the embodiment of the Universal Mind.

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.

Hermes and Saturn
Planet Saturn and the Trickster
Saturnclick here , 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.

Money & the Cross

The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill pg 7
“One of the symbolic forms, which was linked with the idea of healing, was represented as follows:”

Is the caduceus the origin of the dollar symbol?

Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill – David Ovason pg 3
“The word dollar is derived from the German taler.  The name taler was first given to silver coins made in 1519.  This metal was mined in Joachimsthal (Joachim’s valley, or thaler), in what was Bohemia.
The obverse of one thaler showed the crucified Christ.  On the reverse was the image of a serpent, hanging from a cross.”

Pg 4
Near the serpent’s head are the two letters NU, and on the other side of the cross the number 21.  This is a reference to Numbers 21.

IBID pg 5
“It is this origin that has led some historians to claim that the thaler image of the serpent-cross is the origin for the dollar sign.

Connection to Saturn, hexagram

Goddess Columbia presiding over Federal Reserve building

Bank of England

“SATURN was also…connected with…the minting of COINS: he was the guardian of the TREASURY.” (Cavendish, p. 479-80)

What was the symbol of Saturn? The hexagram. The cross and the hexagramclick here are linked together. Ivyclick here, the cross and the hexagram are linked together as well. It is not the images themselves that are as important as what they stand for. Transformation. Evolution of man. ‘Ye shall be as gods’.

Notice the hexagram above the head of the ‘eagle’ inside the sun image. It is also important to note that the eagle pictured is actually a phoenixclick here which represents resurrection or being reborn/transformed.

Notice on the head of the eagle the little ‘tuft’ of feathers on the back of the head…this is not on an eagle but was placed there to allude to the phoenix.

Here it is seen that the word ‘MASON’ is hidden in the exterior of the pyramid but is revealed when the hexagram is superimposed over the image.

“…Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries,” (Albert Pike, “Morals and Dogma”, p. 624, Teaching of the 28th Degree)

“Freemasonry is a search for Light. That search leads us directly back, as you see, to the Kabalah.” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 741, Pike was a 33rd Degree Mason, Head of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry).

“All…religions have issued from the Kabalah and return to it; everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of the Illuminati … all the Masonic associations owe to it [the Kaballah] their Secrets and their symbols.” (Pike, Morals and Dogma )

The Sephirot, which the Kabbalists call the tree of life, is the main object of their belief. It is a picture of the tree of knowledge which leads to ‘enlightenment’. However, it is not the Lightclick here of the Holy Scriptures, but a counterfeitclick here.

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!

Here we see that lucifer is the light of Freemasonry, which is the same as the mystery religions. What is the ultimate goal?

Notice the terminology. ‘Triple crown’. This points to the ‘triple helix’ DNA structure of the ‘evolved’ man. This is pictured by the three leaved ivy, the hedera helixclick here.

“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 … God is, as man conceives Him, the reflected image of man himself.”

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 letters on the base of the Illuminati pyramid stand for certain numbers. And all those numbers when added up equal 1776, the year the Illuminati formed.

More than one method exists for arriving at 1776.  However, there is only one way to arrive at the following sequence. The Babylonian numbering system was used by the Masonic designers of the Seal. That numbering system was not based on ten, but on six. For example, “600″ would be 1000, “60″ would be 100 and “6″ would be 10.

4 Elements

Angelic wings symbolize a superior degree of consciousness and mind. As a whole, the caduceus symbolizes regeneration and enlightenment. It further depicts the atunement of the mind of man with the Cosmic Mind.

According to Pike, the Caduceus, It was originally a simple Cross, symbolising the equator and equincoctial Colure, and the four elements proceeding from a common centre. This Cross, surmounted by a circle, and that by a crescent, became an emblem of the Supreme Deity – or of the active power of generation and the passive power of production conjoined – and was appropriated to Thoth or Mercury. It then assumed an improved form, the arms of the Cross being changed into wings, and the circle and crescent being formed by two snakes, springing from the wand, forming a circle by crossing each other, and their heads making the horns of the crescent; in which form it is seen in the hands of Anubis. The caduceus additionally symbolises the four elements.

The 4 elements point to the Word

2Pe 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with rushing sound, and having burned the elements will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be burned up.
2Pe 3:11  Then all these being about to be dissolved, of what sort ought you to be in holy behavior and godliness,
2Pe 3:12  looking for and hastening the coming of the Day of God, through which the heavens having been set afire will be dissolved; and burning, the elements will melt?

The elements here mentioned are linked to the Hebrew Aleph-Betclick here

Tanya, Shaar HaYichud V’haEmunah I
“If the letters (with which heaven was created) were to remove themselves for an instant, God Forbid, and return to their source, the entire heaven would become an absolute vacuum”

The Greek word translated as elements in 2 Peter 3:10 = letters

G4747
στοιχεῖον
stoicheion
Thayer Definition:
1) any first thing, from which the others belonging to some series or composite whole take their rise, an element, first principal
1a) the letters of the alphabet as the elements of speech, not however the written characters, but the spoken sounds
1b) the elements from which all things have come, the material causes of the universe
1c) the heavenly bodies, either as parts of the heavens or (as others think) because in them the elements of man, life and destiny were supposed to reside
1d) the elements, rudiments, primary and fundamental principles of any art, science, or discipline
1d1) i.e. of mathematics, Euclid’s geometry
Part of Speech: noun neuter
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from a presumed derivative of the base of G4748

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene pg 13
“The fundamental particles of the universe that physicists have identified- electrons-neutrinos, quarks, and so on- are the ‘letters’ of all matter.”

Vincent Word Studies – 2 Peter 3:10

The elements (στοιχεῖα)
Derived from στοῖχος, a row, and meaning originally one of a row or series; hence a component or element. The name for the letters of the alphabet, as being set in rows. Applied to the four elements – fire, air, earth, water; and in later times to the planets and signs of the zodiac…The kindred verb στοιχέω, to walk, carries the idea of keeping in line, according to the radical sense. Thus, walk according to rule (Gal_6:16); walkest orderly (Act_21:24). So, too, the compound συστοιχέω, only in Gal_4:25, answereth to, lit., belongs to the same row or column with. The Greek grammarians called the categories of letters arranged according to the organs of speech συστοιχίαι. Here the word is of course used in a physical sense, meaning the parts of which this system of things is composed.

Uri Harel – Making the Case for Hebrew

http://www.c-bh.com/pages/Hebrew_article1.html

“Hebrew, as a conceptual language, operates on a different principal altogether. A quick study of how words are formed in Hebrew reveals a stunning resemblance between the structure of the language, where its letters combine to form words with an inherent meaning; and the structure of the physical universe, where atoms combine into molecules to form various substances.

In the material world, each atom expresses an inherent unique property. When a combination of several atoms occurs, it becomes a molecule, which is the smallest expression of a particular material. Each of the Hebrew letters, in exactly the same way, expresses a concept. When put together in combinations with other letters (typically sets of three letters) they form the equivalent of a molecule: a Hebrew root. And from this root many words spring out, all carrying within them the three letters of the root and some of the original meaning of the concept of the root.”

The word στοιχεῖα (element), in Greek means ‘orderly, in a row’ which is precisely what scientists have found when studying the elements of the universe.

For more on the elements and how they are a shadow picture of Messiahclick here

The use of the cross representing the 4 elements in the mystery religions yet again shows forth the concept of the Truth vs. the counterfeit.  The Tree of Life vs. the tree of knowledge.

4 elements & the Hexagram
Traditionally, the Hexagram can be seen as the combination of the 4 elements. The triangle with the point upwards symbolises Air, and with a horizontal line across its center symbolises Fire. The triangle with the point downwards symbolises Earth, and with a horizontal line across its center symbolises Water. The two combined create the Hexagram, and hence a combination of the elements. P315-316 of ‘The Wicca Bible’ by Ann-Marie Gallagher. ISBN; 978-1-84181-250-2.

Saturn & the Cross

Saturn was a symbol of the Sun in the form of a Sun-cross.

“The cross, according to the alchemist, stands for Light…” – A History of Secret Societies pg 195

“Of the Babylonian star-worshippers the chronicler Diodorus writes: ‘To the one we call Saturn they give a special name, ‘Sun-Star’.” – Diodorus

“…Franz Cumont offered…’Saturn-Chronus’…’the strange god Ninub, of whom little more is known and that he was sometimes regarded as the nightly representative of the sun and was therefore, in spite of Marduk, considered the ‘mightiest’ of the five planets’.”

“Four primary streams of light appeared to radiate from Saturn, dividing the Saturnian band into quarters. The symbols of these four streams are the sun-cross and enclosed sun-cross. Mythically, these are the four rivers of the lost paradise, the four winds, and the four pillars of Saturn’s cosmos. The enclosed sun-cross is thus the universal image of the ‘unified state’ on our earth, for every terrestrial ‘holy land’ was a copy of the ideal kingdom above.”…as above, so below….

The Sumerian Ningirsu, the planet Saturn,”comes forth in terrifying splendor.  In the land it becomes day.” Ningirsu is thus “the god who
changes darkness into light,” the god “whose splendor is heroic.”

The Babylonian sun god is Shamash, and Babylonian astronomical texts say in unequivocal terms:  “The planet Saturn is Shamash.”  Thus the Greek historian Diodorus reports that Babylonian astronomers knew the planet Saturn as the star of the “sun” (Helios)
The Babylonian sun god is Shamash, and Babylonian astronomical texts say in unequivocal terms:  “The planet Saturn is Shamash.”

Pink Chalcedony cylinder seal with Shamash seated before a sun dish...notice the cross image above Shamash

The seated figure is the sun-god Shamash, sitting in front of a sun disc, and below a cross, both his symbols. The seven-line cuneiform inscription, a prayer to Shamash, can be translated: ‘Shamash, king of heaven and earth whose me’s are brilliant, who advances with horns, who – through his (servant) who reveres him – has brought salvation: Sha-ilimma-damqa, son of Lugal-mansi.’ Shamash represents the brilliant light of the sun, which returns every day to illuminate the life of mankind, as well as giving beneficial warmth, which causes plants to grow. In Akkadian tradition he was sometimes the son of the god of heavenAnu or of the supreme god Enlil. His principal temple was called E-babbar (‘White House’) at Sippar. Presumably because the sun, in its path across the skies, see everything, Shamash came to be regarded as the god of truth, justice and right. As a protector and destroyer of evil, he also acted as a warrior.

Shamash enthroned with the solar disk as his symbol

Though early Egyptian sources do not offer a formal astronomy to directly connect their gods with planets, a later Egyptian ostrakon cited by Franz Boll identifies the sun god Ra as the Greek Kronos, the planet Saturn.

In the Epinomis of Plato, the names of the five planets are given.  In the
earliest copies of the text, the name for the planet Saturn is Helios, the
“sun.”  For many years scholars considered this a mistake and the reading was usually “corrected” to Kronos, the accepted Greek name of the planet Saturn.  But the identity of the sun and Saturn occurs in other Greek texts as well: Originally, Saturn was “the  sun.”

The Hindus knew the planet Saturn as arka, meaning “of the sun.”  Certain wise men of India also asserted that Brahma, called the “true sun,” was none other than Saturn.

The Sun-cross symbolized Satan’s rebellion against God.

“Thus, we are dealing with a very serious form of idolatry in the symbolism of the cross as a representation here of sun worship. It must also be recalled that this process of the four divisions of the celestial system is represented not only by the division of Israel into the four groups of three tribes around the tabernacle as typified by Numbers 10. It must also be understood that the very symbols used to denote these tribes, such as the Bull (of Ephraim), the Lion (of Judah), the Serpent/Eagle (of Dan) and the Aquarian Man of Reuben, are themselves representative of the divisional symbols of the Covering Cherubs of God’s Government, represented in Revelation 4:7-9. These Lion-headed, Bull-headed, Eagle-headed and Man-headed creatures are the four archangels, the Seraphim or Covering Cherubs of God’s Government. Thus, by the appropriation of the symbolism to sun worship, we are seeking to transfer the centrality of the authority of God the Father to the Man-headed Cherub who was Azazel, now Satan. The sun cross is, thus, the symbol of the rebellion. This cross symbolism is then transferred into various aspects of idolatry and is then imported into Christianity with further idolatrous consequence.” -
“The Cross: Its Origin and Significance,” Christian Churches of God:

Nibiru & the Rosy Cross

click here

“Behold the day is coming, burning like an oven and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up. Says the Lord of Hosts… But to you who fear My Name the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS shall arise with healing in HIS WINGS…”

“The symbols of the Rose and the Cross are themselves deeply suggestive of Nibiru which was often depicted in the form of a cross by the ancients, as Zecharia Sitchin describes:

“The pictographic sign for the Twelfth Planet, the “Planet of the Crossing”, was a cross. This cuneiform sign, which also meant “Anu” and “divine”, evolved in the Semitic languages to the letter tav, which meant “the sign”.

“This vital observation is often lost during arguments about the nature and timing of this mythical planet and its orbit.

“The earliest symbol of Nibiru was a cross, and this seems inextricably linked to its later Messianic symbolism during the Graeco-Roman era. Nibiru’s red countenance perfectly fits with the ‘Rosy Cross’ symbol used by Freemasons and Rosicrucians, and is connected with esoteric concepts such as the ‘Blazing Star’, the ‘Dark Satellite’…and the ‘Eighth Sphere’ of the Theosophists.

On page 515 Heindel discusses “ancient truths” associated with Christian Rosenkreutz and the ‘Order of the Rosicrucians.’ Heindel says that our Sun is the physical light bringer that travels from east to west but he also says we have an INVISIBLE SUN [THE DARK STAR] that also travels from east to west.

Then on page 502 the Max Heindel states that “Christ Himself symbolizes the Divine Initiate of the Vulcan Period.” And on page 391 Max Heindel discusses “THE STAR” and how “THE BLAZING STAR is ever there to guide HIM.”

From Pages 410 & 413 notice the symbology of the invisible Sun-God (shown below) and how it portrays the classic Egyptian winged-disc. So as you can observe, Heindel’s book also has deep symbolic clues as to the existence of a Dark Star/Nibiru binary system.

The late Father Malachi Martin (an ex-Jesuit Priest) said to a well-known American radio personality, Art Bell, in an interview I personally listened to back in ’97 or ’98.

“…the sign will be in the form of a Red Cross and everyone will see it…”

To signify change and herald in a new age. Simply put, the ‘Rosy Cross’ of the Rosicrucians is the celestial ‘Red Cross,’ the ‘Christ Star’ and yes, the ‘Sun of the Magi’ known as Nibiru..

“God, your Father, sends the sun to shine upon you. God, your Father, can also send the sun to burn you. A SECOND SUN lies out in your atmosphere [solar system], the Ball of Redemption. I repeat, My children, it is not a myth, nor a story; it is a fact.”
The Virgin Mary gave this vision to the devout Catholic, Veronica Lueken on December 31, 1974.

Rose Croix

Notice the feathered disc is a symbol of the Rosicrucian order.

Here the name of YHWH is on the four points of the cross and the name Yahshua is in the 5 points of the pentagram.

Morals & Dogma pg 276

Here the Phoenix is seen with Rosicrucian symbology. The Phoenix is a symbol of resurrection as well as the coming antichrist kingdomclick here.

INRI….IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Yahshua the Nazarene King of the Jews)…is the Latin parallel to YHWH.

The Word = Adam?

In the degree of Rose Croix, The first Adam is likened unto the Word

Morals & Dogma 281

Through angels man can return to his ‘former lofty estate’ as ‘the Word.’  The Holy Scriptures speak of man being redeemed through Messiah Yahshua, not angels.  Could this be an allusion back to Genesis 6?

Morals & Dogma 281

Man becomes Sons of God through knowledge?  The Scriptures state that man can only become adopted Sons of Elohim through Messiah Yahshua who is the Tree of Life.  The mysteries teach that through knowledge, the tree of knowledge of good and evil, man can became Sons.

Morals & Dogma 285

The meaning of ‘Light’ in Masonry is man being made like unto angels.

The Light in Masonry = being like unto the angels.  Which angel personifies that Light?  According to Albert Pike it is Lucifer (Morals & Dogma pg 321)

The order of the Rose Croix links the faith of Israel to Egypt.  This concept personifies the mark of the beast.  The mixing of the seed.  The Seed of the Word and the seed of the serpent.  This is will be discussed in more detail, Yah willing, in the study on the ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ and it’s connection to the mark of the beast.

It is also interesting to note that Masonry traces back it’s origin’s to the Kabbalah.

Morals & Dogma pg 741

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

Morals & Dogma pg 744

In 1855, the renowned Rabbi Isaac Wise wrote: “Freemasonry is a Jewish establishment, whose history, grades, official appointments, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end.”

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.

Explanation of the symbols of the Order of Rose-Croix

Morals & Dogma pg 290

Morals & Dogma pg 291

Morals & Dogma pg 291

Morals & Dogma pg 291

The ultimate goal of the order of Rose-Croix is coming of the kingdom.  Is this speaking of the Kingdom of Heaven and the 1,000 year reign of Messiah?  Or is this speaking of the counterfeit, the 3 1/2 year reign of the beast?

Morals & Dogma 307

Morals & Dogma pg 308

Masonry claims to represent the true faith of Messiah.  Notice that Albert Pike speaks of the ‘pure’ teachings of Yahshua as Masonry.  Notice however, that Pike states that Yahshua isn’t divine.  Throughout the whole book of Morals & Dogma, Pike doesn’t deny that Yahshua was the Word made flesh, but here denies that He was ‘divine.’  It is clear in the Holy Scriptures that Yahshua is YHWHclick here.  The belief that Yahshua was merely a man is seen throughout Masonic teachings which were handed down from the Knights Templar and traced back to the Merovingians.  This will be discussed in more detail, Yah willing, in the study on the ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail.’  The point which needs to be addressed is that if Yahshua was a mere man that become ‘a god,’ then we as mere men can ‘become gods.’  This is ultimately what it all comes down to.  Eternal life through Yahshua, the Tree of Life where we will be reborn in His image as adopted Sons of Elohim, or ‘ye shall not die’ but ‘shall be as gods’ knowing good and evil…

Morals & Dogma pg 308

Rosicrucianism

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.

It is the intersection of the level of time with the Eternity of the Spirit.
The cross is the axis of the cycle of the year whose spokes are the equinoxes and solstices. It is the crossroads where the four directions meet. In a Christian sense the cross signifies acceptance of sacrifice, suffering, and death as well as immortality. There is a legend that the cross of Christ was made out of wood from the Tree of Knowledge, the cause of the Fall, making it the instrument of Redemption. In the Egyptian mythos the crux ansata or – a type of cross – was a symbol of life, immortality, and health. It is held by the gods and goddesses. It also represented the union of Isis and Osiris.
Numerologically, the cross is sometimes represented by the number four. Within our own teachings: “No.4 is the Mystic number, and indicates the operative influence of the four elements.

Under this number, or the geometrical square, Pythagoras communicated the Ineffable Name of God to his chosen disciples.” In the Hebrew alphabet the last letter is called Tav. And Tav means “mark” or “cross” and its original form was written much like ankh or cross. I could go on with many more examples but I think we can see that the cross transcends human culture in both time and space. It is a symbol that ties us all together as a Brotherhood of Mankind. It is a symbol that goes to the very root of our being.

The rose (Latin, rosa, in Greek, rhodon) also is a symbol that has a rich and ancient history. And like the cross, it can have paradoxical meanings. It is at once a symbol of purity and a symbol of passion, heavenly perfection and earthly passion; virginity and fertility; death and life. The rose is the flower of the goddess Venus but also the blood of Adonis and of Christ. It is a symbol of transmutation – that of taking food from the earth and transmuting it into the beautiful fragrant rose. The rose garden is a symbol of Paradise. It is the place of the mystic marriage. In ancient Rome, roses were grown in the funerary gardens to symbolize resurrection. The thorns have represented suffering and sacrifice as well as the sins of the Fall from Paradise.

The rose has also been used as a sign of silence and secrecy. The word sub rosa “under the rose” referring to the demand for discretion whenever a rose was hung from the ceiling at a meeting. In the Mysteries roses were sacred to Isis. It is also the flower of her son Harpocrates or younger Horus, the god of silence. Numerologically, the rose represents the number 5. This is because the wild rose has 5 petals. And the petals on roses are in multiples of five. Geometrically, the rose corresponds with the pentagram and pentagon.Our teachings state: “No.5 is the emblem of Health and Safety; …it represents Spirit and the four elements.” The Pythagorean brotherhood used the pentagram as the symbol of their school.
The number five being associated with the rose has linked them with the 5 senses. In an absolute sense the rose has represented the expanding awareness of being through the development of the senses.

The Symbolism of the Rose-Cross
The basic rose cross symbol is that of a rose appended to the junction of the two lines of the cross – the center point. But the traditional Rosicrucian symbol is a cross of 6 squares whereon is a red rose of five petals. The cross is of 6 squares for a number of reasons. It relates the cross to the number six which is the number of the Tree of rife Sphere to which it corresponds, that is, the Sphere of Tiphareth (Beauty) also known as the Sphere of the Sun. The cross of six squares is also the unfolded cube of six faces. The perfect cube has been used to represent the Holy of Holies since Old Testament times. We know the tabernacle was 10 cubits in length, breadth, and height. The Sanctum Sanctorum of Solomon’s Temple likewise was cubically shaped using the measure of 20 cubits (666)*.

*Esarim Amah (20 Cubits) = 666

The number 666 is associated with the Tabernacle as can be seen by the Gematria of the following words:  This does not mean that the Temple/Tabernacle was evil but that this number is intimately connected with the Tabernacle/human body.

In Revelation (21:17-18) the New Jerusalem is likened to a perfect cube of pure gold. Gold is related to the cube, cross, and Sun sphere for a number of reasons. Gold is the metal associated with the sun. But also Qabalistically, the cube unfolds to a cross of six; this means that the units around the cross (the perimeter) add up to 14. The Hebrew word zahab means gold and the letters of the word add up to 14 (Zain + Heh + Beth or 7 + 5 + 2 = 14). In addition, all these symbols that correspond to six correspond geometrically to the hexagram.

Genesis of the Cosmos Paul A. LaViolette pg 177
“Several key aspects of this physics of cosmogenic process are summarized in the Rose Cross, an emblem consisting of a single circular rose at the center of an equal-armed cross. During a lecture in 1785, Alessandro Cagliostro, a renowned Sicilian scholar of the esoteric, reportedly stated that the ancient magi wore the Rose Cross around their necks on a golden chain.
Its origin was attributed to the god Hermes-Thoth, founder of the Order of the Magi. It was said that four letters were written between the branches of the cross, each letter expressing a mystery of nature. According to Cagliostro, these letters, taken from the 22 character “Alphabet of the Magi are as follows

So as not to reveal this sacred word to the profane, the magi replaced these letters on the Rose Cross with the four zodiac figures that compose the sphinx. The bull (Taurus), lion (Leo), eagle (Scorpio) and water bearer (Aquarius). The meanings ascribed to these four sacred letters of the magi alphabet correspond to the four sacred Hebrew letters yod he vav he. According to Sefer Bereshit, these four letters designated the divinity and were said to contain the key to all the sciences, divine as well as human. Yod signified the masculine unity principle; he, the femine duality principle; vav, the dynamic linking or uniting of these active and passive principles; and the second he signified the transition from one world to the next. The Rose Cross also relate to this creation theme. The cross signifies the implicit order, yod-he-vav. Like the Egyptian ankh and Tibetan dorjes, it symbolizes the crossing and coupling of the two primary ether transmutation streams, that unique juncture in the ether transmutation network that give birth to our physical universe. The rose, which is superimposed on the cross, apparently signifies the higher-level manifestation represented by the second he. Like the blooming cosmic lotus of Egyptian and Hindu mythology, it represents the physical creation. Applies to spiritual evolution, the Rose Cross also signifies the rebirth of the spirit into the afterlife.

The crown of the magi is the sign which the magus decorated himself when he reached the highest degree of initiation.

Talismans of the Magi

“Theophrastus Paracelsus revived, in the XVIth century, the ancient doctrine of Talismans, which he claimed to be able to use successfully in the treatment of illnesses and accidents. This medical doctrine, derived from the Cabala, or secret tradition of the Jewish rabbis, was said to be borrowed from the ancient occult sciences of Chaldea and Egypt. The talisman (tsilmenaia) signifies an image, a figure, and was engraved in the form of an emblem or symbol on metals consecrated to the genii of the seven planets. This magical task had to be carried out at a fixed time of a certain day, with the firm intention of attracting to the talisman the beneficent influence of the genius which was invoked, whether for health or any other protective measures…

“These are the principal Talismans whose traditions have been preserved for us by the most ancient monuments of the highest magical art and by the most reliable archaeologists in this type of research. These talismans are recommended under the name of Teraphim by the Hebrew Qabalists of the Middle Ages, who replace the names of the planetary Genii of Egypt by those of: Oriphiel (REMPHA), Zachariel (Pi-Zeus), Samael (Ertosill), Michael (Pi-Rh3), Anabel (Suroth), Raphael (Pi-Hermes) and Gabriel (Pi-Ioh). These Cabalists add another seven talismans to which they attribute the power of conjuring the influence of seven demons who, according to their doctrine, share with the seven planetary angels the government of the divine creation. Against the angel of Saturn they set the demon Nabam; against the angel of Jupiter the demon Acham; against the angel of Mars the demon Nambroth; against the angel of Venus the demon Lilith or Naemah; against the angel of Mercury the demon Astaroth or Tharthac; and against the angel of the Moon the demon Sathan, See Judges xvii and xviii in the Bible. The Teraphim appear to correspond to the serpent images or seraphim which in turn are said to derive from the Kabeiri Assyrian divinities worshipped at Hebron (Beni Anak). The Daimons or male spirits of the planets are now given by esoteric students of the Qabala as: Adonai=sun, Evoe=Moon. Saba=Mars, Astaphoi=Mercury, Eloi=Jupiter. Ouraioa=Venus and Ilde-baoth, or according to the Orphites JAHWEH=SATURN.”

“Now, the name SATURN in Chaldee is pronounced Satur; but, as every Chaldee scholar knows, consists only of four letters, thus – Stur [ed. Star?]. This name contains exactly the Apocalyptic number.” (Hislop, p. 269)

S = 060
T = 400
U = 006
R = 200
= 666

Mark in the Forehead

The cross being placed in the forehead by the mystery religions has been passed down to us today through the holiday of Lentclick here.

The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten fast.

The name dies cinerum (day of ashes) which it bears in the Roman Missal is found in the earliest existing copies of the Gregorian Sacramentary and probably dates from at least the eighth century. On this day all the faithful according to ancient custom are exhorted to approach the altar before the beginning of Mass, and there the priest, dipping his thumb into ashes previously blessed, marks the forehead (Ash Wednesday. The Catholic Encyclopedia).

Tammuz connection

Two Babylons pg 177

That which is now called the Christian crossclick here was originally no Christian emblem at all, but was the mystic Tau of the Chaldeans and Egyptians–the true original form of the letter T– the initial of the name of Tammuz–which, in Hebrew, radically the same as ancient Chaldee, as found on coins, was formed as in No. 1 of the accompanying woodcut (Fig. 43); and in Etrurian and Coptic, as in Nos. 2 and 3. That mystic Tau was marked in baptism on the foreheads of those initiated in the Mysteries, and was used in every variety of way as a most sacred symbol.

Tav in the foreheads.  Here is a perfect example of how the adversary counterfeitsclick here the Truth of the Scriptures.  In Ezekiel 9, true believers are marked with a mark which in Hebrew is the word תו (tav).

Eze 9:3  And the glory of the God of Israel had gone on, from on the cherub where it was on it, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed in linen with the ink horn of a scribe at his loins.
Eze 9:4  And YHWH said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark
(tavah) a mark (tav) on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

In ancient Hebrew the letter tav looked just like 2 crossed sticks.

The above verse is speaking of the mark of YHWH which is put on the righteous.  The mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of this markclick here.

The Douay Rheims (Catholic translation) Bible translated Ezekiel 9:4 as such:

Eze 9:4  And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark Thau upon the foreheads of the men that sigh, and mourn for all the abominations that are committed in the midst thereof.

Secret Teaching of All Ages pg 45
Candidates who successfully passed the Mithraic initiations were called Lions and were marked upon their foreheads with the Egyptian cross.

Secret Teaching of All Ages pg 182
The TAU cross was inscribed on the forehead of every person admitted into the Mysteries of Mithras. When a king was initiated into the Egyptian Mysteries, the TAU was placed against his lips. It was tattooed upon the bodies of the candidates in some of the American Indian Mysteries. To the Qabbalist, the TAU stood for heaven and the Pythagorean tetractys. The Caduceus of Hermes was an outgrowth of the TAU cross.

Mithra there, (in the kingdom of Satan,) sets his marks on the foreheads of his soldiers (Tertullian. The Prescription against Heretics, Chapter 40.)

Tertullian certainly writes that Mithras marks (signat) his soldiers on the forehead, but what ’sign’? Some writers have even speculated that this mark was the mark of the “Beast of Revelations,” as the numerological value of the Sun is 666!…

Mithratic…initiates…would henceforth have the Sun Cross on their foreheads. The similarity to the cross of ashes made on the forehead on the Christian Ash Wednesday is striking. Some have suggested this to be an example of the early Christians borrowing from the Mithratic cult; others suggest that both cults were drawing upon the same prototype (Nabarz P. The mysteries of Mithras: the pagan belief that shaped the Christian world. p. 36).

Weeping for Tammuz

Eze 8:13  And He said to me, You turn back, you shall see greater abominations which they are doing.
Eze 8:14  And He brought me to the opening of the gate of the house of YHWH, toward the north. And, behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.

Tammuz. This god can be traced back to the Sumerian Dumuzi, the god of the subterranean ocean and a shepherd deity, whose sister-consort, Inanna-Ishtar, descended into the lower world to bring him back to life. In his worship are similarities to that of Egyptian Osiris, the Canaanite Baal, and the Syrian Adonis. Gebal or Byblos, twenty-one miles north of Beirut, was the great seat of Adonis worship. The nightly death of the god, the god’s dying before the touch of winter, or the vernal god’s dying with the parched summer are variations on the theme of death and resurrection. Mourning for the god was followed by a celebration of resurrection (from The Wycliffe Bible Commentary).

Babylon Mystery Religion, by Ralph Edward Woodrow page 139
Legend has it that Tammuz was killed by a wild boar when he was forty years old. Hislop points out that forty days–a day for each year Tammuz had lived on earth — were set aside to “weep for Tammuz.” In olden times these forty days were observed with weeping, fasting, and self chastisement — to gain anew his favor — so he would come forth from the underworld and cause spring to begin. This observance was known not only at Babylon, but also among the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Mexicans, and, for a time, even among the Israelites.

A Lent of forty days was observed by worshipers of the Babylonian Ishtar and by the worshipers of the great Egyptian meditorial god Adonis or Osiris…Among the pagans, this Lent period seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual (usually spring) festivals (Bacchiochi S. God’s Festivals in Scripture and History, Part 1. Biblical Perspectices  p. 108).

Near Eastern scholars have questioned the connection (Burkert, p 177 note 6 bibliography). The connection in cult practice is with Adonis’ Mesopotamian counterpart, Tammuz:

“Women sit by the gate weeping for Tammuz, or they offer incense to Baal on roof-tops and plant pleasant plants. These are the very features of the Adonis cult: a cult confined to women which is celebrated on flat roof-tops on which sherds sown with quickly germinating green salading are placed, Adonis gardens… the climax is loud lamentation for the dead god.”—Burkert, p. 177.

Alexander Hislop Two Babylons pg 102 & following

Whence, then, came this observance? The forty days’ abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess… This Egyptian Lent of forty days, we are informed by Landseer, in his Sabean Researches, was held expressly in commemoration of Adonis or Osiris, the great mediatorial god. At the same time, the rape of Proserpine seems to have been commemorated, and in a similar manner; for Julius Firmicus informs us that, for “forty nights” the “wailing for Proserpine” continued; and from Arnobius we learn that the fast which the Pagans observed, called “Castus” or the “sacred” fast, was, by the Christians in his time, believed to have been primarily in imitation of the long fast of Ceres, when for many days she determinedly refused to eat on account of her “excess of sorrow,” that is, on account of the loss of her daughter Proserpine, when carried away by Pluto, the god of hell. As the stories of
Bacchus, or Adonis and Proserpine, though originally distinct, were made to join on and fit in to one another, so that Bacchus was called Liber, and his wife Ariadne, Libera (which was one of the names of Proserpine), it is highly probable that the forty days’ fast of Lent was made in later
times to have reference to both. Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing, and which, in many countries, was considerably later than the Christian festival, being observed in Palestine and Assyria in June, therefore called the “month of Tammuz”; in Egypt, about the middle of May, and in Britain, some time in April… But at last, when the worship of Astarte was rising into the ascendant, steps were taken to get the whole Chaldean Lent of six weeks, or forty days, made imperative on all within the Roman empire of the West.

Tammuz Saturn connection

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The Osirian mysteries, the wailing for Tammuz, all refer to the transformation of Saturn during and following the Deluge. Osiris was not a king but the planet Saturn, Kronos of the Greeks, Tammuz of the Babylonians. The Babylonians called Saturn “the Star of Tammuz.”

E. F. Weidner, Handbuch der babylonisches Astronomie (Leipzig, 1915), p. 61; cf. A. Jeremias, Handbuch der altorientalistischen Geisteskultur (Leipzig, 1913), pp. 92, 137.

After the Deluge Saturn was invisible (the sky was covered for a long time by clouds of volcanic dust) and the Egyptians cried for Osiris, and the Babylonians cried for Tammuz. Isis (Jupiter at that time) went in search of her husband, and Ishtar (also Jupiter at that early time) went to the netherworld to find her husband Tammuz. For a time Saturn disappeared, driven away by Jupiter, and when it reappeared it was no longer the same planet: it moved very slowly. The disappearance of the planet Saturn in the “nether world” became the theme of many religious observances, comprising liturgies, mystery plays, lamentations, and fasts. When Osiris was seen again in the sky, though greatly diminished, the people were frenzied by the return of Osiris from death; nevertheless he became king of the netherworld. In the Egyptian way of seeing the celestial drama, Isis (Jupiter), the spouse of Osiris (Saturn) wrapped him in swathings. Osiris was known as “the swathed”—the way the dead came to be dressed for their journey to the world of the dead, over which Osiris reigns. Similar rites were celebrated in honor of Adonis, who died and was resurrected after a stay in the netherland , in the mysteries of Orpheus.

Cf. C. Vellay, Le Culte et les fetes d’Adonis-Thammouz dans l’orient antique (Paris, 1904); Sir James G. Frazer, Adonis, Attis, Osiris, Vols. I-II (London, 1922).

Sir James G. Frazer, the collector of folklore, came to regard Osiris as a vegetation god ; likewise he saw in the Babylonian Tammuz, an equivalent of the Egyptian Osiris, a vegetation god and, carried away by this concept, wrote his The Golden Bough, built around the idea of the vegetation god that dies and is resurrected the following year.

A few peoples through consecutive planetary ages kept fidelity to the ancient Saturn, or Kronos, or Brahma, whose age was previous to that of Jupiter. Thus the Scythians were called Umman-Manda by the Chaldeans.  “People of Manda”—and Manda is the name of Saturn. The Phoenicians regarded El-Saturn as their chief deity; Eusebius informs us that El, a name used also in the Bible as a name for God, was the name of Saturn.

Praeparatio Evangelica IV.xvi: “Kronos [El] was deified in the star Saturn.” This statement is quoted by Eusebius from Philo’s redaction of the lost Phoenician History of Sanchuniathon. Some classical writers, among them Tacitus (Histories V.4) alleged that the Jews were worshippers of Saturn; cf. Augustine’s refutation in Contra Faustum Manichaeum XX. 13.

In Persia Saturn was known as Kevan or Kaivan.  Dabistan 31; Bundahis, E. West. P. Jensen, Die Kosmologie der Babylonier, p. 114.

The different names for God in the Bible reflect the process of going through the many ages in which one planet superseded another and was again superseded by the next one in the celestial war. El was the name of Saturn; Adonis of the Syrians, the bewailed deity, was also, like Osiris, the planet Saturn; but in the period of the contest between the two major planets, Jupiter and Saturn, the apellative of the dual gods became Adonai, which means “my lords” ; then, with the victory of Jupiter, it came to be applied to him alone.”Origen, Contra Celsum, V. 41.

Ashes, Purification & Resurrection

In the India Vedic ashes were considered the seed of the fire god Agni, with the power to absolve all sins…

“Roman paganism, which in turn took it from Vedic India. Ashes were called the seed of the fire god Agni, with power to absolve all sins. Even if a person does ‘a thousand things that one ought not to do, by bathing in ashes he will cause all of that to be burnt to ashes as fire burns a forest with its energy’ . . . At Rome’s New Year Feast of Atonement in March, people wore sackcloth and bathed in ashes to atone for their sins.  Then, as now, New Year’s Eve was a carnival of eating, drinking and sinning, on the theory that all sins would be wiped out the following day.  As the dying god of March, Mars took his worshippers’ sins with him into death.  Therefore the carnival fell on dies martis, the Day of Mars.  In English this was Tuesday, because Mars was identified with the Saxon god Tiw.  In French the carnival day was Mardi Gras, ‘Fat Tuesday’, the day of merrymaking before Ash Wednesday.” (Barbara Walker The woman’s encyclopedia of myths and secrets pp. 66-67).

http://www.bible-truth.org/FAQ-Catholicism.html

Ashes were said to were a symbol for the purifying blood of Shiva, in which, one could bathe away sins.

Ashes are the residue of fire, and just as fire is regarded in mythology and folklore as something which purifies and also regenerates, or brings new life, so the same properties are associated within ashes.

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Third Eye: Shiva is often depicted with a third eye with which he burned Desire (Kama) to ashes

Vibhuti: Vibhuti is three lines of ashes drawn on the forehead that represents the essence of our Being, which remains after all the malas (impurities of ignorance, ego and action) and vasanas (likes and dislikes, attachments to one’s body, world, worldly fame, worldly enjoyments, etc.) have been burnt in the fire of knowledge. Hence vibhuti is revered as the very form of Shiva and signifies the Immortality of the soul and manifested glory of the Lord.

Ashes: Shiva smears his body with ashes (bhasma). Some forms of Shiva, such as Bhairava, are associated with a very old Indian tradition of cremation-ground asceticism that was practiced by some groups who were outside the fold of brahmanic orthodoxy. These practices associated with cremation grounds are also menteioned in the Pali canon of Theravada Buddhism. One epithet for Shiva is “Inhabitant of the cremation ground” referring to this connection.

Though he possesses nothing, he is the source of all possessions. He is the master of the world yet he lives in a cemetery. His physical appearance is frightening yet he is called ‘Shiva,’ the gentle source of all blessings.

The funeral ashes that have touched his body acquire the power to purify all living beings. Therefore, when he performs his great dance, even the dwellers of heaven vie with each to collect the particles falling off from his limbs, applying them to their foreheads.

Shiva often frequents the cremation grounds and smears himself with ashes. What better example could there be of disenchantment with the living world? Vairagya means sacrificing everything, and the one who even while living, gives himself up to the funeral grounds, not needing nor expecting anything from the world, is perhaps the ideal example.

Ashes, Resurrection & the Phoenix

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A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (sun city in Greek).

Manly P. Hall The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy

“Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers … in size and shape it resembles the eagle, but with certain differences.  The body of the Phoenix is one covered with glossy purple feathers, and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red.  The head of the bird is light in color, and about its neck is a circlet of golden plumage.  At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant color … The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges.  Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection … The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or reborn.  Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again.” [p. p. 176-77]

Barbara Walker Now Is The Dawning , p. 281

“Egyptians believed that the Phoenix was the representative of a god who “rose to heaven in the form of a morning star, like Lucifer, after his fire-immolation of death and rebirth …”

William Schnoebelen, in his book, Satan’s Door Revisited , p. 4.  “The Phoenix, of Bunnu is believed to be a divine bird going back to Egypt … This Phoenix destroys itself in flames and then rises from the ashes.  Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who … will one day rise triumphant.  This [belief] also relates to the raising of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic ‘christ’.”

Manly P. Hall The Lost Keys of Freemasonry pg 108

“These were the immortals to whom the term ‘phoenix’ was applied, and their symbol was the mysterious two-headed bird, now called an eagle , a familiar and little understood Masonic emblem .”

Biederman’s Dictionary explains the symbolism of the eagle: “In ancient Syria, the eagle was associated with the sun-god. It was said to be capable of rejuvenation, like the phoenix.”

Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark pg 265

“They {Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton} knew that the Stone {Philosopher’s Stone} was directly related to higher degrees of consciousness and perception, while being represented by the legendary Phoenix which rises from destruction in a blaze of rebirth and new light.”

Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark pg 27

“In the romance of Parzival by the Bavarian knight Wolfram von Eschenbach, we read: ‘Around the end of the stone, an inscription in letters tells the name and lineage of those, be they maids or boys, who are called to make the journey of the Grail.  No one needs to read the inscription, for as soon as it has been read it vanishes.’  The stone being discussed here was said to be the ‘perfection of earthly paradise,’ with remarkable healing and anti-ageing properties.  It was called Lapis Elixis, a variant of Lapis Elixir, the alchemical Philosopher’s Stone.  The text continues: ‘By the power of that stone the Phoenix burns to ashes, but the ashes speedily restore him to life again.  Thus doth the Phoenix Destiny.”

Albert Pike associates the Great Secret with the discovery of the Alchemists “Philosopher’s Stone.”

Morals and Dogma pg 64
…Grand Arcanum,…that secret whose revelation would overturn Earth and Heaven.  Let no one expect us to give them its explanation!  He who passes behind the veil that hides this mystery, understands that it is in its very nature inexplicable, and that it is death to those who win it by surprise, as well as to him who reveals it.  This secret is the Royalty of the Sages, the Crown of the Initiate whom we see redescend victorious from the summit of Trials, in the fine allegory of Cebes. The Grand Arcanun makes him master of gold and the light, which are at bottom the same thing, he has solved the problem of the quadrature of the circle, he directs the perpetual movement, and he possesses the philosophical stone. Here the Adepts will understand us. There is neither interruption in the toil of nature, nor gap in her work. The Harmonies of Heaven correspond to those of Earth, and the Eternal Life accomplishes its evolutions in accordance with the same laws as the life of a dog. “God has arranged all things by weight, number, and measure,” says the Bible; and this luminous doctrine was also that of Plato.

Azoth was considered to be a ‘universal medicine’ or ‘universal solvent’ sought in alchemy, its symbol was the Caduceus (the rod of Hermes) and so the term, which being originally a term for an occult formula sought by alchemists much like the philosopher’s stone, became a poetic word for the element Mercury.

As the works of more of the alchemists have come to light, it becomes clear that the philosopher’s stone wasn’t really a stone at all—even though it is always referred to as such. Sometimes the catalyst of transmutation is described as a divine child, an angel, a dragon, an elixir, a tincture, or an as-yet unknown chemical compound.

Many alchemists began to consider that somehow the philosopher’s stone was not a thing at all, but a system of knowledge. Once the alchemist truly perceived the reality that lay behind the symbols, he would achieve an intellectual and spiritual level wherein he would become one with the power that existed within the mysterious goal for which he searched so long. Once he understood what the philosopher’ stone represented, he would have found it at last—and he would have become one with it.

Many scholars have since insisted that the true alchemists sought not to turn base metals into gold, but to transform the dense material of their physical bodies into a spiritually evolved immaterial entity. In this perspective, the philosopher’s stone becomes the Holy Spirit that mystically transmutes humans into true manifestations of God on Earth.

Saturn, Hexagram connection

The Talisman of Saturn became known as the Seal of Solomon.click here


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.
*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.’

Guardians of the Grail pg 43-44

“Trevor Ravenscroft writes in the Cup of Destiny that Percival rides through the constellations of the zodiac in his quest for the golden cup.  His destination is Aries, where lies the castle of the Holy Grail.  According to the doctrine of the ancient mystery cult, as he enters the Grail castle, he is entering the mystery world of the human body, the brain.  It is there that ‘the stone of light’ resides.  The stone is supposedly the pineal gland, located at the base of the brain.  It is at the so-called ‘center of man’s consciousness’.”

This ‘magic square of the sun’ is associated with the ‘The Philosophers stone’

The Philosopher’s stone is associated with the hexagram…a symbol that comes up over and over again in connection with the number 666.

The Hexagram of Earth represents the Solar energy that makes concrete matter that we can move and touch, in short, The Philosophers Stone.

Dr. John Dee, the court astrologist of Queen Elizabeth I, in his book Hieroglyphic Monad, includes the following quote:

“‘Mahatma Letters,’ page 345: ‘The double triangle viewed by the Jewish Kabbalists as Solomon’s Seal is…the Sri–Antana of the Archaic Aryan Temple, the Mystery of Mysteries, a geometrical synthesis of the whole occult doctrine. The two interlaced triangles are the Buddham-Gums of Creation. They contain the ‘squaring of the Circle,’ the ‘Philosophers’ Stone,’ the great problems of Life and Death–the mystery of Evil. The Chela who can explain this sign from every one of its aspects is virtually an Adept.’”John Dee, Hieroglyphic Monad, Dr John Dee, WEISER BOOKS, Boston MA/York Beach, ME, page 76

Albert Pike associates the Great Secret of Freemasonry with the discovery of the Alchemists “Philosopher’s Stone.”

The philosopher’s stone is a legendary substance, allegedly capable of turning inexpensive metals into gold. It was sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For a long time, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy. In the view of spiritual alchemy, making the philosopher’s stone would bring enlightenment upon the maker and conclude the Great Work. It is also known by several other names, such as ‘materia prima.’  Ultimately, it is about bringing heaven down to earth.  Or the Sun (father) joining with the earth (mother) according to occult belief.

Tetractys the Cross & the Philosophers stone

Secret Teaching of All Ages pg 182
The TAU cross was inscribed on the forehead of every person admitted into the Mysteries of Mithras. When a king was initiated into the Egyptian Mysteries, the TAU was placed against his lips. It was tattooed upon the bodies of the candidates in some of the American Indian Mysteries. To the Qabbalist, the TAU stood for heaven and the Pythagorean tetractys. The Caduceus of Hermes was an outgrowth of the TAU cross.
1. The Tetractys symbolized the four elements — earth, air, fire, and water.
2. The first four numbers also symbolized the harmony of the spheres and the Cosmos.[citation needed]
3. The four rows added up to ten, which was unity of a higher order (in decimal).
4. The Tetractys represented the organization of space:
1. the first row represented zero-dimensions (a point)
2. the second row represented one-dimension (a line of two points)
3. the third row represented two-dimensions (a plane defined by a triangle of three points)
4. the fourth row represented three-dimensions (a tetrahedron defined by four points)

A prayer of the Pythagoreans shows the importance of the Tetractys (sometimes called the “Mystic Tetrad”), as the prayer was addressed to it.

“Bless us, divine number, thou who generated gods and men! O holy, holy Tetractys, thou that containest the root and source of the eternally flowing creation! For the divine number begins with the profound, pure unity until it comes to the holy four; then it begets the mother of all, the all-comprising, all-bounding, the first-born, the never-swerving, the never-tiring holy ten, the keyholder of all”.

The Pythagorean oath also mentioned the Tetractys:

“By that pure, holy, four lettered name on high,
nature’s eternal fountain and supply,
the parent of all souls that living be,
by him, with faith find oath, I swear to thee.”

Pythagorean tetractys
The correspondence between the Shem ha-meforash and the Tetragrammaton (IHVH) is revealed when we apply another rule of gematria to the four-letter word
There are some who believe that the tetractys and its mysteries influenced the early kabbalists. A Hebrew Tetractys in a similar way has the letters of the Tetragrammaton (the four lettered name of God in Hebrew scripture) inscribed on the ten positions of the tetractys, from right to left. It has been argued that the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, with its ten spheres of emanation, is in some way connected to the tetractys, but its form is not that of a triangle.

Here we see a connection of the Sacred Name, the tetractys, & the cross on the forehead.  Again, a counterfeit is seen.

As seen in Ezekiel 9, the ‘tav’ is marked on the head of the righteous

Eze 9:4  And YHWH said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark a mark on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

In the Book of Revelation it is seen that the sacred Name is marked in the foreheads of the righteous

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.

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.

Hexagram connection

The Kenites who claim to have descended from Cain wore the mark of the Tau Cross, the letter of Saturn, on their foreheads.

“In this overlapping form [the Star of David] is the mark of the double messiah: the priestly … messiah and the kingly…messiah. As such it is the only true sign of Jesus, and it carries the extra meaning as being the representative of the BRIGHT STAR OF DAVID’S LINE THAT AROSE IN THE MORNING. If the Star of David is a symbol of the unified messiah-ship of Jesus, it should be the mark of Christianity. Then the question has to be, what is the symbol of Judaism? The answer is the cross. This is the mark of the ‘TAU’ and it is this shape of cross upon which Jesus was crucified. The TAU was the mark of Yahweh…the Kenites bore ON THEIR FOREHEADS long before Moses came across them in the wilderness… “ – The Hiram Key

“TAU… [is the] letter of Saturn…” Israel Regardie, The Golden Dawn (153:215)

The Chaldean number for Saturn is 666, suggesting that the mark of Cain was a prototype of the mark of the beast—the six-pointed star received by those who will worship the god Saturn during the Golden Age of Saturn , the occult millennium (which will be shortened to 3 1/2 years). Some Jewish sources also say the mark of Cain was the Seal of Solomon or Star of David.

The Cross a demonic symbol?

Magellan and the Patagonian giants
“Leaving that place, we finally reached 49 and one-half degrees toward the Antarctic Pole. As it was winter, the ships entered a safe port to winter. We passed two months in that place without seeing anyone. One day we suddenly saw a naked man of giant stature on the shore of the port, dancing, singing, and throwing dust on his head. The captain general sent one of our men to the giant so that he might perform the same actions as a sign of peace. Having done that, the man led the giant to an islet into the presence of the captain-general. When the giant was in the captain-general’s and our presence, he marveled greatly, and made signs with one finger raised upward, believing that we had come from the sky. He was so tall that we reached only to his waist, and he was well proportioned. His face was large and painted red all over, while about his eyes he was painted yellow; and he had two hearts painted on the middle of his cheeks. His scanty hair was painted white. He was dressed in the skins of animals skillfully sewn together. That animal has a head and ears as large as those of a mule, a neck and body like those of a camel, the legs of a deer, and the tail of a horse, like which it neighs, and that land has very many of them. His feet were shod with the same kind of skins which covered his feet in the manner of shoes. In his hand he carried a short, heavy bow, with a cord somewhat thicker than those of the lute, and made from the intestines of the same animal, and a bundle of rather short cane arrows feathered like ours, and with points of white and black flint stones in the manner of Turkish arrows, instead of iron. Those points were fashioned by means of another stone.” (Diary of Pigafetta, pp. 51-52).

“When one of those people die, ten or twelve demons all painted appear to them and dance very joyfully about the corpse. They notice that one of those demons is much taller than the others, and he cries out and rejoices more. They paint themselves exactly in the same manner as the demon appears to them painted. They call the larger demon Setebos, and the others Cheleulle. That giant also told us by signs that he had seen the demons with two horns on their heads, and long hair which hung to the feet belching forth fire from mouth and buttocks. The captain-general called those people Patagoni (bigfeet). They all clothe themselves in the skins of that animal above mentioned; and they have no houses except those made from the skin of the same animal, and they wander hither and thither with those houses just as the Cingani do. They live on raw flesh and on a sweet root which they call chapae. Each of the two whom we captured ate a basketful of biscuit, and drank one-half pailful of water at a gulp. They also ate rats without skinning them.” (Diary of Pigafetta, p. 61).

“Once I (Pigafetta) made the sign of the cross, and, showing it (the cross) to him, kissed it. He immediately cried out ” Setebos,” and made me a sign that if I made the sign of the cross again, Setebos would enter into my body and cause it to burst. When that giant was sick, he asked for the cross, and embracing it and kissing it many times, desired to become a “Christian” before his death. We called him Paulo.” (Diary of Pigafetta, p. 83

Menorah

Was the crucifixion really an image of the Menorah?

The Scriptures speak of the crucifixion being on a tree
Act 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you seized, hanging Him on a tree.
Act 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did, both in the country of the Jews, and in Jerusalem. They did away with Him, hanging Him on a tree.
Act 13:29 And when they finished all the things having been written concerning Him, taking Him down from the tree, they laid Him in a tomb.
Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us; for it has been written, “Cursed is everyone having been hung on a tree;”
Deut. 21:23
1Pe 2:24 who “Himself carried up in His body our sins” onto the tree; that dying to sins, we might live to righteousness, of whom “by His wound you were healed.”

Yahshua was crucified in the midst of two thieves

Joh 19:18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, on this side and on that side, and Jesus in the middle.

Traditionally this is the image that is portrayed of the crucifixion.

But if this were the case the following Scripture would make no sense.

Joh 19:31 Then, since it was Preparation, that the bodies not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for great was the day of that sabbath, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and they be taken away.
Joh 19:32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other crucified with Him.
Joh 19:33 But on coming to Jesus, when they saw He was dead already, they did not break His legs.

Why would the soldiers break the legs of the 1st and 3rd person and then go to Yahshua last? If they were all crucified on one tree this would make perfect sense as they would make a circle starting from the 1st thief and working around to the Messiah.  If Messiah and the two thieves were crucified on a single tree then the image that would have been formed would have been a menorah.

Another hint of this is seen in the following verse:

Joh 19:31  Then, since it was Preparation, that the bodies not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for great was the day of that sabbath, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and they be taken away.

Notice it says bodies (plural) should not remain on the cross (singular).  The text seems to indicate that all 3 bodies were on a single ‘cross’ which in Greek would be stauros (tree).

Ernest Martin

Since we are told by the apostle John (who was an eyewitness to the crucifixion) that all three were crucified on ONE stauros (i.e. a single tree), it is easy to see how the Roman soldiers broke the legs of the robber in the Messiah’s right side (who had his back to the Messiah and was located on the northeast side of him) and then they broke the legs of the robber on the Messiah’s left side (who also had his back to the Messiah but was located on the southeast side of him). So, proceeding from the northeast side of the tree of crucifixion, the soldiers killed the first robber, went to the southeast side and killed the second robber, but they then came to the Messiah who was facing (let us say) westward towards his Father’s Temple. When they reached Yeshua they found him dead already. (Secrets of Golgotha, pp. 176-177).

Tree of Life

The verses that speak of Messiah being crucified on a tree use the word ξύλον xulon for tree.  This is the same word used for tree of life in the New Testament.

Rev 22:2  In the midst of its street and of the river, from here and from there, was a tree of life producing twelve fruits: according to one month each yielding its fruit. And the leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.

Rev 22:14  Blessed are the ones doing His commands, that their authority will be over the Tree of Life, and by the gates they may enter into the city.

The Menorah is a symbol of the tree of Life

The Menorah/lampstand/candlestick=Light

Exo 35:14  The candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,

Lev 24:2  Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

Num 8:2  Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

YHWH is a light to us

2Sa 22:29  For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

Mic 7:8  Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

Psa 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Isa 60:19  The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Rev 22:5  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
the Messiah is the Light

Joh 1:9  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Joh 8:12  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Joh 9:5  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Isa 9:2  The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
the Word is Light

Psa 119:105  NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The law/Torah is light

Pro 6:23  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

We, His body,  are to be lights in the world, shining forth His light:
Mat 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Phi 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Phi 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Phi 2:14  Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Phi 2:15  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
2Co 4:3  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2Co 4:5  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2Co 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Luk 12:31  But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luk 12:32  Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luk 12:33  Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
Luk 12:34  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Luk 12:35  Let your loins be girded about
{Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; }, and your lights burning

The Torah and the Word of YHWH will go forth out of Zion
Isa 2:3  And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Zion is a people
Isa 51:15  But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
Isa 51:16  And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

We are the branches of the menorah
Joh 15:1  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches{G2814 κλῆμα klēma a limb or shoot} : He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
BRANCHES=NETSARIM
Act 24:5  For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
Jer 31:6  For there shall be a day, that the watchmen
{H5341 נצר natsar  נצרים}upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

The almonds of the Menorah are the the hebrew word shaqad which is the same Hebrew word for WATCH…notice the connection to the word Natsar which is translated as branches and watchmen
Exo 25:34  And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds*, with their knops and their flowers.

Isa 11:1  And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch{H5342 נצר netser} shall grow out of his roots:
Isa 60:21  Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch
{H5342 netser} of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isa 49:6  And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved
{H5341 natsar} of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Mat 2:23  And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
ß-Isa 11:1…Nazarene=Netser/Netserim/Natsarim/Branches

His disciplesclick here have the testimony of Messiah(Light) and keep His commandments/Torah(Light)

Isa 8:16  Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Isa 8:20  To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Rev 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of herseed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus

WE ARE ONE BODY
Exo 25:31  And you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand shall be made of beaten work; its base and its shaft, its calyxes, its knobs, and its blossoms shall be from it.
Exo 25:36  Their knobs and their branches shall be of it, all of it one beaten work of pure gold.
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.

ONE BODY, ONE TREE
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.

The Body of Messiah
Rev 1:20  The mystery of the seven stars which you saw on My right, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are angels of the seven assemblies, and the seven lampstands you saw are seven assemblies.

WE AS BELIEVERS ARE HIS BRANCHES
Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
WE ARE TO BEAR THE FRUIT OF THE TREE OF LIFE
Pro 11:28  He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
Joh 15:2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Pro 12:12  The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
Pro 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

the Messiah is the Life

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
the Messiah is the resurrection

Joh 11:25  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Joh 11:26  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Gen 3:22  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

The Word

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Psa 33:6  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

The Bible as a Menorah

http://www.biblewheel.com/Topics/Menorah.asp

The Hebrew letters running down the center column represent the number of books on the corresponding branches. The letters are:

Tav: 22nd letter
Heh: 5th letter
Lamed: 12th letter
Heh: 5th letter

These letters spell the word tehillah which means praise.

Exo 25:33  three almond like calyxes on the one branch with knob and blossom; and three almond like calyxes on the one branch with knob and blossom, so for the six branches, those going out from the lampstand.
3×6+4=22…corresponding to the 22 Hebrew letters.

Each side branch has three sets of three items – three bowls, each with a “knop” and a “flower.” The central branch has four sets of the same three items. Thus, the numerical arrangement of these decorations follow a symmetric pattern on the seven branches:

9 + 9 + 9 + 12 + 9 + 9 + 9

The number of these “decorations” sums to 66, the number of books in the Bible. Furthermore, the sum subdivides into the sum of the first four (9 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 12 = 39) and the last three (9 + 9 + 9 = 27) to give the number of books in the Old and New Testaments. Putting it all together, we see that the Bible and the Menorah have a large set of structural numbers in common:

  • 7 Branches [Canonical Divisions] symmetrically displayed
  • 3 Branches [Canonical Divisions] are paired, with one set apart.
  • 22 Bowls [Hebrew Letters]
  • 66 Decorations [Books] that subdivide into groups of 39 and 27

The structure of the Menorah also integrates with axis of the Wheel, with the Tav on the central pillar referring back, yet again, to the Crucifixion. Taking just the distinct letters from the central column yields the Tav KeyWord (Talah, to hang). God used this word to describe the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ when He gave this command in Deuteronomy 21:22

Deu 21:22  And if a man has committed a sin worthy of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
Deu 21:23  his body shall not remain all night on the tree; but burying you shall bury him the same day. For he that is hanged is a reproach to God. And you shall not defile your land which YHWH your God is giving to you as an inheritance.

The divine integration is astounding. The Number 22 – the Number that unites the entire body of Scripture – is also the value of the fundamental Hebrew word Yachad (Yachad, Unite) used in Psalm 86, Yet there is more, the phrase “unite my heart” is numerically equivalent for the Hebrew

word for the Wheel, Gilgal. We have a pair of identities:

Unite My Heart!picYached Levavi = 66 =  galgal (Galgal, Wheel)

The triliteral root common to the two words rolled and Gilgal is galal () which expresses the idea of something round, circular, or rolling. It is the root of the word Galilee, the region of the Lord’s earthly ministry, so called because it consisted of a circuit (galeel ) of cities on the furthest outreaches of the Israeli kingdom. This root also gives rise to megillah () denoting a scroll, or roll of a book. The prophet Zechariah used this word when he wrote, “Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll ().” Likewise, it is used in Psalm 40, the prophetic Psalm of the Lord’s first advent, where we read: “Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume () of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”

All of these ideas come together in the meaning of the root pic (Galah, S# H1540) which is various translated as uncovered, discovered, opened, or revealed. It is used in Isaiah 53.1 “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” This is the Hebrew root – the root of the word Revelation – that governs the overall structure of Scripture!

The name of the place where the Lord was crucified is the Aramaic3 Gulgoltha ()  which became Golgotha () in Greek. It arose from galal through the Hebrew word for a skullgulgoluth (), so called because of its round form.

The name of the place where the Lord was crucified, therefore, differs from the Hebrew word denoting a wheel, galgal (), by the addition of two letters, the Aleph () and the Tav (). These are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet that govern the overall structure of God’s Wheel. They correspond to the Greek Alpha and Omega, by which the Lord God identified himself, saying, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

This intimate relation between the Wheel, the letters Aleph and Tav, and Golgotha is but a glimpse of the infinite depth of God’s perfect wisdom. How mighty are his works! He designed each letter of the Hebrew alphabet to be kind of hieroglyph with a complex set of symbolic meanings that marvelously mix and merge to form the living words of the Hebrew language. By studying each letter’s name, grammatical function, numerical weight and relation to other letters, we come to understand its essential meaning and how it governs the themes of its corresponding Spoke. The thoroughly Jewish understanding of these letters can be found at Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh’s site

These two letters, Aleph and Tav, combine to form the word , Eth, which in a mundane sense merely serves to indicate the direct object in the accusative case. But both scholars and mystics have noted that there is much more to be found in this simple word. The ever scholarly Ernst Klein, in his Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language, noted that was originally “a noun in the sense of ‘being, essence, existence,’” while the esoteric author of the Zohar elaborated on this, stating that signifies essence of a thing, from beginning to end, first and last, and noted its use in Genesis 1.1 where it appears at the center of first seven words of the Bible:

With this understanding of Eth, we discover that the true essence of the Wheel, Eth Galgal, , is an anagram of , Golgotha, where the only change is that the First has become Last!6

Golgotha remains fixed as the inescapable central point about which God’s revelation eternally revolves. It is the unmovable axis of the Wheel. From Aleph to Tav, from beginning to end, from Genesis to Revelation, this is the message encoded in the supernatural structure of the Bible.

Behold the wisdom of God! The very word denoting the intrinsic geometric structure of God’s Word, Galgal, points directly and inevitably to its central event at Golgotha, the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, where the reproach of our sin was forever rolled away. Glory to God in the highest!

Part 6 Hexagramclick here

Part 7 Saturnclick here

Part 8 Solomon & Freemasonryclick here

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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26 comments on “Mark of the Beast 5 – The Cross

  1. Hi littleguyintheeye!

    How are you?

    This is really a very interesting article.

    I have several questions that I would love to get some answers:

    1) Is Lucifer is Satan?
    2) Is Lucifer/Satan really Nibiru/Eris/Planet X?
    3) What do you make of the winged disk/serpent God/Sun God symbolism in mythology – are they all pointing to Nibiru?
    4) If Lucifer is Nibiru, what role does the mythological Gods like Isis, Horus, Osiris, Zeus, Apollo, Nimrod,… play in this.
    5) If Lucifer is Nibiru, who is God? Is there a Divine Creative?
    6) If Lucifer is Nibiru, why is he also considered as Saturn, Jupiter and Eris?
    7) What roles does ETs play in Nibiru?
    8) Was Jesus real?
    9) Why do the Elites worship Nibiru, if it is just a planetary body?
    10) Is it that all the symbolism from Hollywood is pointing to Nibiru?

    • Good questions. I don’t know if I can give you very definitive answers on some of them but I can share what I think.

      1) Is Lucifer is Satan?
      Can one prove from Scripture that Lucifer is satan? That is arguable. Most believe that Lucifer is satan but the only reference in Scripture to Lucifer(Heylel) is in Isaiah 14. It does not specifically say that Lucifer is satan but the ‘king of Babylon’. The reason why I lean towards Lucifer being the same being as satan/the devil/the dragon is that he is said to have fallen from heaven. Most world leaders that I know of haven’t fallen from heaven so the Scriptures seem to be alluding to an angelic type of being. In Luke 4, it is said that the devil is given authority over the nations so him being referred to as the king of Babylon in Isaiah 14 makes sense as well. So, yes, I do believe Lucifer = satan, but I am open to changing my mind if I’m shown otherwise.

      2) Is Lucifer/Satan really Nibiru/Eris/Planet X?
      I have heard some state that they the ancients believed that planet x was satan or the dragon. Personally, I don’t see enough proof of this to agree wholeheartedly. Scripture is clear that lucifer/satan is not just a heavenly body but a being that can kill, steal, destroy, deceive etc. However, heavenly bodies can be associated with certain beings or ideas. The mazzaroth/zodiac tells the story of the Gospel so I can see where the ancients may have associated a destroying planet like Nibiru as the adversary.

      3) What do you make of the winged disk/serpent God/Sun God symbolism in mythology – are they all pointing to Nibiru?
      I’m no expert in ancient mythological symbolism so I can’t say for sure. The more I read about ancient mythology, the more I see that it is hard to pinpoint the exact meanings of anything. The stories get mixed and mingled throughout time and the symbols take on new meanings. From what I can see, the best thing to do is to trace the meanings back to Sumer which is closer to the beginning in order to get a better idea. From what I’ve read, the winged disk in ancient Sumer could definitely be referring to Nibiru. However, the whole Nibiru concept has not been proven as a fact. Some argue that Zechariah Sitchin misinterpreted the Sumerian writings…

      4) If Lucifer is Nibiru, what role does the mythological Gods like Isis, Horus, Osiris, Zeus, Apollo, Nimrod,… play in this.
      Good question. I will have to look more into this. I know that Osiris/Isis are associated with the star Sirius but I haven’t really looked into Zeus, Apollo etc. I’m pretty sure that Nimrod is associated with Orion but I’ll have to study a little more into this topic.

      5) If Lucifer is Nibiru, who is God? Is there a Divine Creative?
      I believe that the Bible is the Word of YHWH from Heaven. Therefore, I believe that YHWH is Elohim/God and He is the Divine Creator as the Scriptures speak of. If you look at creation and the amazing complexity of it, it is hard to conceive that there would not be a Creator. The Scriptures speak of so many things that science is just starting to grasp so to me it is clear that the Creator described in the Holy Scriptures is the same Creator that made the birds and trees and grass etc that I see when I go outside.

      6) If Lucifer is Nibiru, why is he also considered as Saturn, Jupiter and Eris?
      I don’t know if Lucifer = Nibiru. That is not something I can say with clarity. When it comes to planets being synonymous with planetary bodies I don’t think there is definitive answers to who equals what. I’ve seen those who say Lucifer = Saturn and those who say Lucifer = Venus. I’ve read where the ‘god’ Saturn is represented by the planet Saturn but on a deeper level represents the sun. Different cultures mix in their ideas to these myths so it is hard to say what is the original interpretation of the symbols.

      7) What roles does ETs play in Nibiru?
      According to Zechariah Sitchin’s interpretation of the Sumerian texts, ETs = the Annunaki. He writes that the Annunaki came to earth from Nibiru and ‘created’ mankind in ‘testtubes’/clay jars. The Holy Scriptures in Genesis 6 speak of fallen angels coming to earth but do not make it clear how. It does not say they came on a planet or on spaceships or anything of that sort, it just says they were on the earth and mated with human women. In Revelation it speaks of 2/3 of the angels being cast to earth with satan and it speaks of the bottomless pit being opened up right after ‘wormwood’ is cast to the earth. Wormwood may be alluding to a Nibiru type body coming through our solar system which would agree with Sitchin’s theory that the Annunaki came to earth from Nibiru. Whether or not a planet X type of celestial body comes through our solar system or not, it is clear that ‘ETs’ will play a part in the strong delusion spoken of in the book of Thessalonians.

      https://littleguyintheeye.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/fallen-angels/
      https://littleguyintheeye.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/days-of-noah/

      8) Was Jesus real?
      Yes, He was real and He still is real. The idea that Jesus was just another myth has little historical back up. There is much historical evidence that Yahshua walked this earth, in the precise times that the Holy Scriptures describe. Here is a link for more information http://littleguyintheeye.blogspot.com/2009/11/bible-myth.html

      Personally I know He is real because He has allowed me to walk with Him in a real relationship. The more I learn about creation and especially things like quantum physics, Yahshua of Nazareth is the most real thing in this universe to me.

      9) Why do the Elites worship Nibiru, if it is just a planetary body?
      I’m not aware of the elites worshiping Nibiru. Could you give me some references to that so I can look into it further?

      10) Is it that all the symbolism from Hollywood is pointing to Nibiru?
      It could be. I’ve noticed that a lot of movies in Hollywood allude to things that are true. http://littleguyintheeye.blogspot.com/2010/01/hollywood.html

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for the questions, you’ve challenged me to look into these things a little deeper. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed :)

      YHWH Bless you and Keep you

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  3. Little Guy In the Eye,

    My previous comments on this were deleted, perhaps bc
    you didn’t like what I had to say. In my view, to say
    or suggest that the Christian Cross or Catholic crucifix somehow represents 666 is a
    convoluted and contrived, counter-intuitive and
    contrarian contention — one that may be appealing to
    Judaizers but has no credible or convincing basis.
    Is it your intent to suggest that the Catholic Crucifix represents 666, or that it is the mark of the
    beast? If so, shame on you.

    I note that Mormans, Jehovah’s Witnessers, and other
    Judeo-Masonic groups likewise dislike the Catholic
    Crucifix and the Christian cross and contend that Christ was crucified not on a cross but on a “torture
    stake.” I would not stake my eternal fate on their
    vile Judeo-Masonic dogmas, because I note that demons
    during exorcisms likewise find the cross to be offensive and disagreable.

    I would go on, but since you deleted my last comments, I see no point. The message of the cross
    is foolishness to the world, but to Christians it
    represents the power of God that brings salvation.
    It is the message of the New Testament which Judaizers detest, because the arms of the cross are open to all people of every race, to “whomsoever”,
    which is anathema to Jewish supremacists, who suppose
    the by genetically ordained divine dictate, they are
    the Chosen of God.

    The arms of the cross suggest otherwise. The amrs of the cross, like the arms of Christ, are open, because God is impartial, not a racist, and judges not by blood, by DNA, or by appearances, but by the heart,
    and so it’s written, “Judsge not by appearances but judge with righteous judgement.”

    CRUX SACRA SIT MIHI LUX. “Let the sacred cross by my light.”

    • I don’t recall deleting your last comments. I try not to delete anything unless it has foul language or is blasphemous so if your last comment was neither one of these then I don’t know what happened to it. I believe in letting people have their own beliefs and not censoring something unless it is profane.

      Did you read this entire study or just look at the title and decide to comment? The mark of the beast is a counterfeit of the mark of YHWH. My point is that the cross symbol points to the mark of the beast which leads to death, whereas the cross that Yahshua was nailed to, was the truth which leads to life. If you read the entire study you would have, hopefully, come to see that. Ezekiel 9 speaks of the tav in the forehead of true believers which in ancient Hebrew was in the shape of a cross. This is spiritual. What is the counterfeit, the ceremony done on Lent. In other studies I have also given the example of laminin which is in the shape of a cross which is a picture of Messiah who holds all things together. Laminin was created by YHWH and gives life. The cross symbol was engraven by man and leads to death. In this mark of the beast series, which Yah willing I will have time to finish someday, I am trying to show that the adversary counterfeits the mark of YHWH. All religions, all religious symbols are counterfeits of something that YHWH created.

      My next study in the series was the mark of the beast and the hexagram which should show you that I’m not a Judaizer or a ‘Judeo-Mason.’ As a matter of fact, the 8th study in this series exposes Masonry. I believe in salvation by grace not race as can be seen in studies I’ve put up on Zionism. The hexagonal structure can be seen in water and snow which are both pictures/shadows of Messiah, yet the hexagram symbol points to the mark of the beast. One is living, the other dead/engraven by man’s device. I try to explain that in part 1 of the mark of the beast series. Have you read any of these? Or are you merely looking at the titles and coming to quick conclusion?

      Do not lift up the cross as something for admiration…only lift up the Messiah. The cross is not the light, the Messiah is the Light.

  4. From the book entitled ‘Initiation’ by Elisabeth Haich, we learn that the two ‘sticks’ that form the Cross represent the two great beams of Time and Space upon which we are all ‘crucified’ whilst inhabiting the flesh here on Earth.

    From the communicating angelic entities in William Stainton Moses’ ‘Spirit Teachings’, we learn that the Cross will not be the emblem of Christianity in the New Age, but that the coming new religion shall have a new sign; that of the Chalice or Cup. that would seem to make sense as the New Age (of Aquarius) is aligned to the Feminine aspect, in comparison with the Age of Pisces ushered-in by Jesus Christ which is Masculine (“I bring a sword”).

  5. Why not begin the Integration factor rather than having to concentrate on Differentials all the time as it relates to the CROSS and the Name?Do you not know or understand why the Muslims go to Mecca on their annual Hajj? It is to OPEN the Ka’abah (Cube in English) from the 3rd to the 2nd dimensional since, when CUTTING it open or alternatively walking around it with the sword 7 times as with their circumambulation, it falls OPEN to reveal the Most Holy CROSS of God that is spat on in such venom by the Exoteric know nots that only the esoteric ones know within the Muddaththir (which is hidden in sura 74:30 as 19) where each CUBE has 19 parts as the place where HE placed His name that is to be revealed unto all the Nations ere He can again return back to this fold. Do you not then know that Jesus Christ in Greek Gematria is 2368 and that when 2+3+6+8 is added we get 19 to be OVER IT ALL as in Phil 2:9?
    And do you not know that in Hebrew Gematria “Lord Jesus Christ” is 792(0) which is equally the Mean Distance or Diameter of the earth in Miles? And when the Circle is squared we get 792 x 4 as 3168 which is “Lord Jesus Christ” in Greek Gematria? I thought everyone on the Internet (they with a little bit of savvy) KNEW this. Why think ye the Orthodox Jews in the diaspora wears the CUBE (Tehpellim or Phylactery) on their Heads and Hearts since this is the place where He put His Name in the Figurate of that structure where the SHIN is etched into the leather thereof and do you not know that on the day this SHIN (sura 68:42) is revealed, all this KNOWLEDGE related to the Name of Jesus Christ encoded in the Quran thousands of times, will be revealed? Why think ye that when Dr Rashad Khalifa discovered the secret of this 19 in 1974, that Islam killed him on a Fatwa.? Why think ye that Islam HATES this 19 with such a Passion? Why think yet that when Umar (father in law of Muhammad) built the DOME of the Rock on the Name of Jesus (888 as in Binah of Undertstanding) in Jerusalem that HE TOO was KILLED by Islam? Yet this 888 Church for His name is still standing today. Soon now this truth will be revealed to the Nations. It is written.

  6. In the last year I have met a man who has done a vast study on the deceptions perpetrated by our government that he ties all the way back to the spiritual battle with the serpent talked about in the Bible. I have no doubt that this is true but have not spent near the time on it that he and obviously you have. One very controversial point that he makes is however very convincing but again I have not proved nor disproved it. He contends that in Isiah 7:14 the Almighty commands “…and shall call his name Immanuel.” And that this is confirmed by the angel of the Lord in Matthew 1:23. He says that Jesus was a counterfeit for the true Christ–Immanuel. He believes that Christ lived and died and was crucified and rose from the dead but he thinks that for the sake of deception the names have been changed, I guess in an attempt to lead astray everyone possible. He makes leaps though it seems as he says that the angels that appeared and mention the name JESUS were deceiving spirits but I don’t know how he can distinguish authentic from deceptive spirits. Do you see any validity in this? He has recently made another supposedly ground-breaking discovery but I will have to study it further to be able to coherently explain it.

    Thanks in advance for any input!

    • Hi there. You or anyone else will always find MILLIONS of interpretations related to Ha-Shem, the Most Holy Name of God eternal in Jesus Christ. Everyone has their own differential without even bothering with the INtegral function of Return to source. ALL I will say here is this: Before the world was CREATED, the CREATOR’s NAME was already.before anything else. Then HE decided to create a mankind in His Image and had to prepare a place for His Name that mankind can Become what they are to have LIFE in His Name. Then HE SPOKE the Name and from the NAME of GOD, everything came into manifestation from the Unseen and then HE PLACED HIS NAME on the earth as PROOF to who and what HE is. In Hebrew Gematric value the Name of “LORD JESUS CHRIST” is 7920. The Mean diameter of the EARTH is 7920 miles. Go and check it on Google and never believe man. If people (?) do not believe this, then I shall NOT waste anymore time to cast pearls before the pigs as then the DENIALIST Pharaoh is not worth such pearls and is already DEAD outside the Name.

  7. Shalom dear brother..
    This is really a wonderful work . YAHWEH has given you great knowledge in these last days to preach the truth in these last days
    I have a question…
    Most of of the people arepredicting the second coming of the messiah is around 2015-2017. How far it is true?
    Please give me the right answer
    Shalom

  8. The convoluted and strained arguments that you use to make your case against
    the cross as a symbol of Jesus Christ brings to mind the scripture where we are
    warned against twisting the word of God to our own destruction.

    You say the cross can mean what the hexagram means, i.e., the unity of good and
    evil. Yes, it can and does mean that to occultists, but not to Christians, so, maybe
    we would do well to judge not by appearances, as the world does, not my outward
    signs, but with righteous judgment.

    • Draw or make a Paper CUBE. Then find the Hexagram in it. It is there. Then do what the Hajji does and Circumambulate the Paper cube you made, exactly 7 times with a knife to cut it. To walk around it 7 times with a sword as in scripture. Then it opens up from the 3rd dimension to the second dimension again and what do you see??? If a person cannot then see the Most HOLY CROSS of Jesus Christ, he is Blind and we should Pray for them.The VEIL has then not as yet been removed from their eyes and they are still LOCKED into their Comfort zone cocoon having to still OPEN the Chrysalis from within in their denial that a sun exists.

  9. The sinister strategy of the enemy of our souls is to sow confusion. It will be nothing
    but confusing to Christians to tell them that the cross, which they associate with their
    Lord, Jesus Christ, signifies the Antichrist. What is the real point of your arguments
    here? You need to ask yourself that question and ask the Holy Spirit to help
    you honestly evaluate the thoughts and intents of your heart.

    It is not within my power to know the thoughts or intents of your heart. Even so, I do
    wonder, because this is the same strategy used to confuse the issues regarding other
    questions. For example, who killed JFK? The media, which is controlled by and large
    by a select group of people, who own the publishing houses and newspapers and
    TV and radio networks, tell us that JFK was killed by Castro, by the KBG, by lone nut
    assasin Lee Harvey Oswald, by the CIA, etc., etc., so people become so bewildered
    and confused by all the divergent and mutually inconsistent theories, many of which are
    patently ridiculous, that they lose heart and give up.

    Please do not take this for overall criticism. This is useful information you have posted.
    Even so, the strategy used by the enemy is not to destroy the truth, since that is not
    possible, but to bury the truth in a blizzard of bull excrement, so those who are lost will
    never find the way, and, what is more, to weaken those who have found the way, so
    they doubt, hesitate, or diverge from the way of truth.

    • Duly noted.

      My hearts desire is to walk in close relationship with the Father through Yahshua/Jesus. The last thing I want to do is to cause a fellow believer to stumble, but at the same time I do not wish to see other believers stumble either. I believe the Father has shown me that religion is the major stumbling block to believers to prevent them from drawing closer to Him. Religious symbols are a part of this. When I first put these studies out, I felt led not to share a lot of personal thoughts but to focus on facts and allow the Holy Spirit to lead to the conclusion that God desires for the individual reading the study. These studies were not shared for the immature in faith but for those who want to grow in grace and knowledge.

      However, in the past few weeks I have felt led to work on writing some sort of disclaimer for these mark of the beast studies explaining where I am coming from in sharing the information that I have shared because of the broader ‘audience’ that is being led to these studies. I hope to put this ‘disclaimer’ together soon.

      My primary objective in all of the things I put online is to share the things that I have been given that have helped me grow in my walk with Yahshua/Jesus. I have no hate for Christians, Jews, Masons etc. but I there are facets of falsehood in all religions which prevent people from seeing the Word clearly. At the same time there are a lot of good things so I have no problem with immature believers believing errors until they are given more wisdom and called to grow and move on to more truth.

      Ultimately, these mark of the beast studies are designed to show how the choice of the Tree of Life vs. the tree of knowledge of good and evil is placed before man in virtually all things we experience in life. Blessing or cursing, good or evil. YHWH or the adversary. I think I have been shown enough information about the origin and usage of symbology to know that religious symbols come from the tree of knowledge. They become idols to men and prevent them from truly walking in the relationship that the Lord desires for us to have. At the same time, I don’t condemn people for using them because most do it in sincerity and I know the Father knows this. I does not matter what things believe to us, all that truly matters is what the Lord says in regards to a matter. Christians may see the cross as a good thing but does God? Jews may think the hexagram is good but does God? We need to quit justifying our actions based on our intentions and start seeking the will of God in all matters. Does God say we are to use symbols in His Word? The Israelites made a golden calf in the wilderness and said it was YHWH. They saw it as a positive representation of the true God, but what did He say about the matter?

      As far as saying my usage of the Word is convoluted…how so? I think that is a pretty bold statement to make without any reasoning as to why you made this conclusion. I don’t know what is in your heart either as to why you made this claim so I ask you to explain yourself as I explained myself to you. If you are truly trying to righteously rebuke me you need to give reasons why I am ‘twisting’ the Word and not just blanket statements like that.

      Thanks for the comments.

      YHWH Bless,
      Levi

      • Thank YOU for your deep and intense study Knowledge and Understanding that others cannot yet comprehend. But they shall yet. You have transcended the laterals and they of the world shall never comprehend. U are truly blessed.

  10. I think truth seeking is wonderful, but it can also make one crazy and feel sick. The bottom line is this..
    take care of the orphans, Help the Widows, help the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked. and Love YHWH with all your heart and soul… Follow the Torah , keep the Sabbath … Everything else is Chaos. I know YHWH knows we are confused and things are messed up, but he will make the path straight and all weapons will be turned into plows to make the path straight

  11. repairer of the breach, if that aint a picture of a yoke and a ox going after the mark THEN OUR LABOR IS IN VAIN. little guy in the eye i will praise YAHUWAH thru YAHUWSHWA for your life during this time in which we find ourself i praise YAHUWAH you are here.

  12. I absolutely love your website.. Great colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own personal website and would love to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  13. Very informative. It seems that the information, signs and symbols are all interconnected. As above so below and so on. In other words, people can attach evil intentions to things and it becomes evil. This is truly informative and people can fully appreciate it if they detach from Jesus / God and the boogey man. Deal with reality and truth and move away from fairy tales. Thanks for sharing such indepth research. Please keep it coming!

  14. Excellent analysis … I believe that the cross is the mark of cain/ mark of beast. – The enemy nailed Christ to a criss. How can it be a Christian symbol!!? – Also I believe that cain was cursed to be a centaur with a cross/horn on top his head. The Bible alludes to his grandson killing him when out hunting – and mistaking Cain for an animal.

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