Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mary, Blessed mother and Magdalena, the Beloved

Yesterday, I wrote about how Christ appeared to Mary, called "Magdalena," and told her not to touch him since he had not yet ascended to the Father. I used that to link to a peculiar type of toxicity noted with a luminescence observed in the Bible. (I'm referring to her as Mary called Magdalena, because I think that Christ named her, "Magdalena," not merely because she may have been from the town of Magdala, if she did. I'll touch on that later.There are many Marys in the NT, at least 7, and it was the most popular name of the day, so, referring to Mary is easier if it's Mary, mother of Jesus, or Mary called Magdalena.) But, to establish my context for examining why Jesus told Mary called Magdalena not to touch him, I refer back to John 20:
John 20:17
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and your God.

I realize that I have a wide and wild imagination, but, even I can't make the assumption that when Christ told her not to touch him, it would be because he was radioactive. 

I was taught, and it might be the case, that she could not touch him because he could not be polluted, since he was in an extremely pure state of being, no longer associated with the mortal body.

There's no question about Mary's position as the spiritual and metaphoric consort of Jesus, and his implied favoritism towards Magdalena denotes a special relationship. She mourned for him, like a widow would.

 But, there's no reason to assume she was his betrothed, as in partaking of a sexual relationship. NOT that there was anything wrong with that. 

Why? Because, there was no reason for him to not marry her, not one. His mother Mary would have been thrilled. His disciples loved Magdalena, and would never see this as unholy, since Moses, Aaron, most of the Prophets, and many of them were married. Marriage is a holy union, a sacrament blessed by YHWH, and sex is highlighted as the ultimate  mystery of transformation in God's Plan. There's nothing wrong with marriage or sex, from a Messiah's sexual life with a wife, either, but, he did not marry her. She was just a pet disciple.

Let's visit this some more. Christians cling to his purity and chastity, embracing this as if it were superior to living in a married state. It doesn't even come close. Try to see what it meant for Jesus Christ to be a 30 year old celibate and chaste man in that culture.

Jesus is thought to have been a virgin, but, it is not black and white. We get that assumption from his description as being without sin, even though being tempted. We assume that means he never loved a woman sexually. That may be the case. But, when it refers to his sin, it's not in sexual impropriety, or in believing that a married Jesus would not fulfill the prophecy of the Messiah. It was a prophecy of a virgin BIRTH of Jesus, not virgin death of the Messiah.

I'm not stating that he did have sex. I'm just saying that it isn't written in that context of being sinless.

Celibate men were often thought of as castrated, flawed, cursed,  or as if they were afflicted by being castrated, like many interpret the Prophet Daniel. In the Torah, these men were  excluded from the priesthood if they lacked the so-called stones to be a mensch, in both the physical and symbolic sense.

Think about what a disadvantage it was for Christ to not have a wife,  as a leader and a rabbi. It would be the same as ministers today who try to appear as good role models and husbands. 

There's another reason for his chastity, but, we have drawn all the wrong conclusions based on our assumption that he had to be a virgin.

This is a similar argument that I have to fight when those who doubt the virgin birth argue that they had to hide Mary's pregnancy because she'd be stoned to death, or some other ignorant assumption.

 We have modern values, and don't put in context the cultural values in Israel at the time. It's the same conundrum as harlotry and homosexuality, pertaining to them, not us. Harlots and homosexuals were related to pagan temples in the Bible, which is seen as satanic, and were condemned by that principle, not the way we use this information to condemn sex, or homosexual love between two people of the same sex.

 Sex is sex, but, it was different back then. As evolved as modern scientific people as we think we are, ancient man was not less inclined to have sex, and they were less inhibited than we choose to see.

 It was through the repressive lens of the church ages and 2000 years of filters, that we became convoluted towards sex, and sex in that ancient era and sex in the Bible.

King David had a harem, and was beloved of God. Solomon had 1000 princesses and was the figure for Christ in the Song of Solomon. 

2000 years ago, was like a different planet and species. If we want to get the message, we need  to learn their culture, and to open our minds and see it clearly, otherwise, we cannot interpret the holiest of messages to us.

If a harlot was damned, other than being a pagan temple priestess, then, why did Rahab, the madam harlot of Jericho, become so honored, even to become the wife of Joshua? Why was Tamar, who prostituted herself, become the mother of Judah's twin sons?

These people were in Christ's lineage.

Similarly, when understanding homosexual men of the Bible, we have to consider how this was specific to the perverse acts of priests of the demonic cults, and so sodomy was associated with demonic worship. 

We cannot transpose this message and paint all homosexual men with this brush, today. I believe we've done a great disservice to the Kingdom by persecuting some who cannot help the way they were made, in my opinion. I may be wrong, but, this is what I think. We need to be loving and careful, in any event, before we judge another person, convinced that they are damned, if we are convinced we are saved. 

Back to Mary and Joseph's sex life and betrothal, there was no reason that Mary, mother of Jesus, whether she was 12 or 15, needed to hide a pregnancy by lying about it. She may have been betrothed, or engaged to Joseph from childhood. That's the custom of tribal people 2000 years ago in Israel. 

They both had fathers of Judah who may have tied them together, maybe with a hope of the kingdom restoration through the offspring of David's sons, Nathan and Solomon's lineages joined.

 Think of the importance of royal bloodlines, especially historically. Think of how even in the present era, the Romanov survivors cling to the threads of royalty in their bloodline, after the fact. Think of how the royals in England try to keep some of their bloodline pure, although they blew it with Kate Middleton. No Diana Spencer, of the Spencer bloodline. Sorry.

Bloodlines matter if you are royal. The Imperial line of Judah was Joseph and Mary's tribe, and their union may have been prearranged by their parents, even in hope of the promise God made  to their forefathers that the MESSIAH would come through their genes. They knew their history and religion. They were enlightened about the Messiah coming through their genes.

 Both Mary and Joseph were direct descendants of David. Mary's father's ancestry was David's son, Nathan, and Joseph's father was directly in the royal line of Solomon. While Nathan's line was going to produce the Messianic seed, it was still Solomon's heirs who were entitled to sit on the throne of Jerusalem before others. This was the ORIGINAL and true line of royal succession.

 You can see why this union would be important to these tribal people at the time of Israel being without a King, and occupied by Rome. They were praying for restoration of the Kingdom, and relief from being under Rome, desiring the birth of the Messianic King promised to them.

If Mary and Joseph had been intimate, whether from 10 years old on, it would NOT be a problem, or a sin, or a crime, both in civil and religious society. There were no pedophile laws that applied. Again, sex was different, and the culture was very different.

 Technically, according to this culture, they were considered married, or as good as married, and could do whatever they wanted, since they were contractually bound. The marriage ceremony ensued when property and possessions were added.

 The fiancee of the bride would build a house somewhere, and establish a homestead, then come back for the bride. That's when the celebration wedding took place.

It's important to know this because this is a vital allegory for salvation and the coming of Christ. This was the story in Song of Solomon. The groom goes off to build the homestead, and is gone for long, leaving his lovesick beloved in a state of despair and longing. This custom is why Jacob worked seven years and another seven years for his bride Rachel. It could take time before the groom was able or allowed to have their own domicile and wedding. 

 This is the allegory and metaphor for Christ's ascension and promise to come back to get us. When we are brought to the home he has prepared for us, he deliberately calls it, a wedding feast and celebration, bidding all to come, so it would make sense to the people of the day.

This is the basis for Christ's message in John 14:2-3
In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
If Mary were impregnated by Joseph, there would be absolutely no harm, no foul. NONE. 

If she were impregnated by another, he had a right to put her away or deal with her publicly, and he decided not to do that, because we are told in the Gospel of Luke, that the Angel Gabriel told him that she was impregnated by the Holy Ghost. 

Remember, this was following the miraculous sequence of events related to Elizabeth, (probably her aunt, her mother's sister),_being impregnated by Zecharias, her husband the priest, after she old and was past menopause. This was the birth of John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin. 

Six months later, Gabriel came to tell Mary and Joseph about Elizabeth's pregnancy, and about Mary's pregnancy with the Son of God. This family event fortified Joseph's belief that indeed, their prayers of the Messiah coming in their lineage would be coming true. They were people who had knowledge and they also had real faith.
(Luke 1:11-80)

There was no reason to hide anything. Joseph was legally bound to Mary, and no one would have cared. 

Similarly, if Jesus loved Magdalena, as his betrothed, and wanted to marry her, everyone in his life would celebrate. He was over 30. They'd say, "It's about time." In fact, as a representative of God, a Prophet, in those days, he was expected to have a wife. If he didn't, it was thought to be immoral, as if he was sleeping around, or abnormally peculiar about sex, and these types were not usually revered as good men. 

Think about it. This was before the Catholic Church set up celibacy standards.

He did not marry because he was going to leave her widowed, or endanger her more than she already was as his disciple. Mary the beloved, and John the Beloved, author of the Gospel, were the only disciples at his crucifixion, other than his mother and family. 

I think John was his youngest brother, and that Christ was like a father to him, since Joseph was apparently dead. John sat next to him at the Last Supper, leaning on him and weeping when told he would be killed. John was told to look at Mary and Mary was told behold John, as son and mother, not because it was symbolic,  but, most likely, because they were. Why did he need to have his youngest kid follower adopt his mother, or his mother adopt this kid, if she had other children who were older and more suitable to sustain her? 

I think it was because they were mother and son, and without Jesus, he wanted John to take her out of Jerusalem, and Mary to take John out of danger, and John and Mary went to Ephesus.

 Magdalena took up the cross, and the  cause and was every inch the rank of Apostle, in fact, she's called: "The Apostle's Apostle."

The Song of Solomon is revered by lovers, but, none so fiercely as the true believers in Christ, who understand the hunger, thirst and deep spiritual longing for his presence and deliverance. We are his bride, as is the church and the Kingdom of Israel, when he returns. He incorporates it all into a solid concept.

But, in the Bible, certain people's lives were also meant to represent metaphors. Mary called Magdalene assuredly represents the bride of Christ, the bride of Solomon, as understood mystically.

Mary called Magdalena, is thought to be a different person than Lazarus and Marhta's sister, Mary, from the town of Bethany. 
It's not believed they're the same, since Mary called Magdalena is  assumed to be identified by her town of Magdala, near Galilee, probably to differentiate from the other Marys.

But, I think that she was called "Magdalena"  for another reason. Magdala is the same as the root word for "tower," which is "Migdal". This not only  the word for tower or fortress, but, also for "pulpit." It was Magdalena who was the original pulpit and witness of the resurrection, blessed to tell the Apostles of his return.

Just like Jesus called Simon Peter, "Petra", the rock, and John and James Ben-Zebedee, "Boanerges" or "Sons of Thunder", he could have called Mary "Magdalene" to represent her as his pulpit and tower.

This matches the mystical language of the beloved in Song of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 4:4
(Groom to bride)
Thy neck [is] like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men

Song of Solomon 7:4)
Thy neck [is] as a tower of ivory; thine eyes [like] the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose [is] as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus

Speaking of Song of Solomon, there isn't really any mention of bride or bridegroom, at all. This is actually a subtlety that is often missed. It is implied, but, completely absent. The word for bride in Hebrew is "kallah" (same as the bread challah) and it is never uttered. The only representative word used by the two lovers is, "Beloved."

This is who we are in the eyes of God, as the betrothed. It is not until the return of New Jerusalem, coming from heaven, when the bride appears in the linear theme of the Biblical bride of God.

THe word "Beloved" is "dowd" and it is used 34 times in the Old Testament, and 32 times in just the seven chapters of the Song of Solomon. Dowd can also mean father's brother, or uncle. But, this is the word that is exchanged in dialogue in the deep symbolism found in Song of SOlomon, the most esoteric messianic book of wisdom in the Bible, essential to understand the ineffable  mystery of the union of Christ in marriage.

Now, why am I still not 100% convinced that Mary, called Magdalena, is not Mary of Bethany?  Like Magdalena can be found to represent the bride, so can Mary of Bethany, sister of Lazarus, who was the one who poured the ointment on Jesus, crying and wiping his feet with her hair, much to the shock and awe of the religious community, because, Mary of Bethany had a bad reputation as a harlot or immoral woman.

Luke 7:37
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that [Jesus] sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at his feet behind [him] weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe [them] with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed [them] with the ointment.

We are told that Jesus loved this Mary above all others, as well, and she was definitely one of his favorites. It could well be another Mary, or she could still be the same Mary as Magdalena, his special one, his strong tower, the one who sat at his feet learning, the one who waited at his tomb, when all others had forsaken the cause.

It is those who are beloved of God, though, who are betrothed to wed Christ, as is the culmination of human history, and the beginning of the Kingdom Age, with New Jerusalem, in the new era.

Revelation 21:2
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

When we despair of the futility and tribulation of things in this current world, it is encouraged to meditate and pray about who we are in this new world. We are adopted to this heavenly family by the bonds of matrimony in Christ. We are taken into the mispuchah of God, because, through his blood, we are justified in God's sight.

We are indeed the BELOVED. Like the Beloved John who said and saw these miraculous visions, who loved Christ like a brother and father. Like beloved Magdalena, we are part of the hope of faith in the destiny of grace towards those of us who would otherwise perish in the holocaust of this world.

How blessed to know how much we are loved and to understand this.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Shekinah Energy

         I've been considering the passages in the Bible which describe a type of energy that seems to possibly possess  different qualities that we're not clear about.

Moses first witnessed the Glory of God's Presence in the form of a "burning bush". When he was instructed to follow him, leading the Israelites, He Himself led them in a pillar of "fire" by night, and a pillar of "cloud" by day.

When Moses climbed Mt. Sinai to commune with this "cloud", he spoke to
HaShem, face to face. He was filled with terror. When he descended, he was still illuminated, literally. His face glowed with His essence.

Exodus 34:35

And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

The Ark of the Covenant was built to contain the 2 stone tablets, written with the "finger of God" and along with it, were the brass serpent which possessed healing properties, and a jar of manna, which sustained them for 40 years.

Only the selected Priests of the Levites were allowed to handle it.
The High Priest was required to wear a peculiar garment, called an ephod, along with a breastplate of gold and specific precious stones. It reminds me of radiologist's aprons made of lead. But, I'll get back to the radioactive nature in a few....

                                 Moses and Joshua and the Ark

The Ark was brought into the Holy Land, and it was held up to the Jordan river, and the river parted, and the Israelites entered upon dry land.

Joshua 3:15-18
And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)

That the waters which came down from above stood [and] rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that [is] beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, [even] the salt sea, failed, [and] were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.

And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.

When Joshua was ready to enter the Holy Land, through Jericho, we all know how they blew the shofars (ram's horns)) and the walls fell down, but, in reading the whole passage in context, the Ark of the Covenant, was essential. There were 12 priests who carried it. Joshua puts a stone down for each of the 12:

Joshua 4:9
And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.

 And the wall fell down....

Joshua 6:4-7
 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long [blast] with the ram's horn, [and] when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.

And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

Joshua set up the Ark in Shiloh, and it remained there until the tribe of Benjamin got a hold of it, and kept it at Gibeah. They believed the Ark had not merely mystical power, but, MAGICAL power. Their arrogance led to them being at war with the rest of the 11 tribes, and they were defeated. So dim was their understanding, that they consulted with the Ark, expecting it to explain to them why they lost. Sometimes stupid requires no explanation.

The Ark goes to Shiloh again, in the territory of Ephraim, who now replaced Benjamin as holder of the title of 12th tribe, until over 300 years later.

In the Prophet Samuel's day, the Philistines went to war against Israel, for one of the first times, in the West Bank. Nothing has changed much, huh?

So, the Israelites fetched the Ark to carry with them, as a magical amulet thing that would defeat their foes, but, they soon learned that this is not the way YHWH plays. The Philistines whipped them, and captured the prize, also believing it to possess magical properties. Boy, were they sorry. 

I Samuel 6:1
And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months.

In ISamuel 5, we learn that they put the Ark in the pagan temple of Dagon, and every morning the idol of Dagon was toppled in humility to the Hebrew Ark. Each morning they raise up the huge statue and grumble. Finally, the statue falls with it's hands and head cut off. God's sense of humor!

The Temple of Dagon was polluted and toxic from the Ark.

I Sam 5:5
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

Then the real tsouris began. They started dropping like flies and developing tumors, and getting picked off by the dozens by their enemies in war.

I Sam 5:6
 But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, [even] Ashdod and the coasts thereof.

OK, hemorrhoids, or more specifically anal tumors, or what was derived from the curse uttered in Deuteronomy 28:27

The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

In short, they convened to discern how to get rid of it. FAST. And how do we make nice to this scary deity?

Their diplomats felt that gold was always a proper bridge in restitution and penance. They made gold tumors and gold mice and sent the ark in a cart to a Palestinian settlement in Ekron:

I Samuel 5:10
  Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people.

I Samuel 5:11
So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.
And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

There are those today who say the ark is beneath the Temple of Omar in Jerusalem. After reading this passage, do we accept this possibility that God would not reduce the mosque to cinder if it came near 10,000 men bowing to Allah above it?


Not possible, in my opinion.



OK, I think it's possible, but, that's only because the revelation in the Apocalypse has an earthquake happening that renders Jerusalem apart. If Jerusalem is a heavenly portal, then, maybe it is in the caves beneath... But, I digress and waffled away completely.

Back to the strange properties of the ark, ultimately, the Philistines were pretty darn sensible, and gracious, actually, sending the ark back to Israel with two milk cows pulling a cart with it, and laden with gold tumors and other gifts. It landed in Bethshemesh, a Hebrew tribal territory, and the people were overjoyed and ran to greet it.

I Samuel 6: 14
\And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Bethshemite, and stood there, where [there was] a great stone: and they clave the wood of the cart, and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.

Unfortunately, about 537,000 people of Bethshemesh were killed just from looking at it. 

HOLY MOLY! These are Israelites that are killed in it's presence. 

I Samuel 6:19
 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten [many] of the people with a great slaughter.

And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? and to whom shall he go up from us?

I  think it would have been acceptable for them to have prayed to YHWH for guidance and mercy, but, their response was to send messengers down to Kirjathjearam telling them to come and get the ark, like they were doing them a favor. LOL!

I Samuel 6:21
And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjathjearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of the LORD; come ye down, [and] fetch it up to you.

In the end, they "sanctified" a priest to look after it in his home for 20 years, and the Prophet Samuel began working on getting these numb skulls to stop sacrificing to Isis and learn the TOrah.

Also, it helped for the priest to be ordained to wear the sacred garment of the High Priest, which I still think looks like a lead apron:

Lead aprons

THE HIGH PRIEST Apron and Ephod

My point is that it seems that there may be some unusual energy, possibly radioactive, involved with the Ark. You had to be a special handler to survive it. Finally, when the Temple was built, it was put in the Holy of Holies, where once a year, in Yom Kippur, the High Priest would go in to minister for his people before the Lord and it is said that the glory of the LORD would fill the Temple, as in the days of Moses. That cloud-like Shekinah glory. The living light. The light that stuck to Moses.

The light that stuck to Jesus when he went up into the mountain with Peter and John and Andrew:
Matthew 17:2
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

..... that energy of a living light: SHEKINAH.

When Jesus was resurrected, he must have undergone a light transformation because of the image on the shroud, if that is indeed His testimony on that sacred cloth. No suitable explanation can account for it.

When Mary Magdalene sat Shiva outside the burial cave, he came to her, and would not let her touch him:
John 20:17
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and your God.

Again and again there is an illusion of a radioactive light source that is like a living light, and it's connected to God, to life, to death, and to immortality.

It was only following this process that Jesus imparted the Holy Ghost on his followers by breathing on them:

John 20:22
And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

In conclusion, since my computer keeps locking up... my interest goes beyond just mere observation. There have been innumerable sightings of lights that left physical discharges, and these have odd electromagnetic and slightly radioactive particles. The surfaces they touch remain glowing for quite some time. This phenomenon is very common with UFO culture. My dad, along with many other people have seen living lights, in that they have no external light source other than their own Eminence. 

Is this part of the visitation, and is this why these sightings are getting more common? They started documenting them in the last Century, like in 1908 in Siberia. Russia has massive files on the subject. Stalin was obsessed with this.

It's funny, because I know that Stalin was in Siberia in 1908, along with my great-uncle.  June 30, 1908, was the date of the 
   Tunguska event. I think they both may have witnessed it. Stalin ended up creating the Soviet equivalent to Area 51....

My dad saw something spectacular about 10 years ago. His experience is similar sounding to Ezekiel's vision.

There are many who try to forge together UFOs and God. I'm far from that camp. I'm in the camp of seeing something different altogether, trust me. There may indeed be physical UFOs. I've seen what I've considered the classic ones. But, the lights are something different. These are literally living lights. These are the substance similar to the glorious cloud of cover that God cloaked himself in when visiting the Temple in Presence, and this manifestation was a physical event, not metaphorical one. 

But, it also had some strange physical properties that weren't always compatible to human physiology as we are in this rotting state of mortality. But, there will soon come a day when this mortal shall put off mortality and be clothed with the brilliant linen of God's glorious clothing that literally shines and has properties of its' own.

Who can understand this fully? Maybe Einstein. 

But, although I am far far far from Einstein's intellect, I have a desire to understand more than I do, and to have revealed to me the secrets of this world and beyond.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Was Michael Jackson Murdered?

I loved and love Michael Jackson, and still cry about his death. I truly believe he was murdered, and it kills me. I don't know if he was a drug addict, but, if he was, it was due to chronic pain and misery. I  don't think he was a pedophile, and I think those cruel persecutions killed something inside of him, long before he was murdered. I can only hope and pray he is at peace with God, but, I pray that there can be some kind of justice for him in this world.

I saw LaToya Jackson give a compelling argument about how she believed Michael was murdered in a broader conspiracy, beyond a greedy and negligent doctor, being paid 100k a month to watch him. Her strongest point made the most sense: WHY would a production company hire a doctor for him to administer drugs, dangerous drugs? They would want to safeguard him and keep him AWAY from drugs, not give him a dangerous anaesthetic to fall asleep.

My professional job was to administer medical gases, intubate, resuscitate, and understand the cardiopulmonary system. When this doctor was called out for administering CPR on the bed, he claimed that since Michael was so thin, it wasn't a problem. I almost bust a vein in my own head!

When resuscitating children, you can slip your one hand behind to support their spine, while the other hand compresses. But, Michael was 50 years old, not 8. Children's bodies are elastic and supple. No matter how thin an adult is, there bones don't work like that. The physiology is different. I've resuscitated bird-like old ladies who don't weigh more than 70 pounds, and had to have a board behind their backs to achieve depth in compressing the sternum. You just can't squeeze and adult's chest back to front. And this guy is a cardiologist!

You never use drugs for anaesthesia in a setting where you can't intubate and ventilate, and you must administer oxygen. I can't figure out why Murray isn't being tried for a higher count of murder!

According to LaToya, she believes Michael was scared to death of certain individuals controlling aspects of this tour and his career. She seemed quite credible and believable, to me, when she said that Michael wasn't well, and probably wouldn't be able to finish 10 shows. They sold out the 10 shows, and then added 50. He was beside himself. When it was pointed out to them that Jackson was withered, they callously remarked, "Just give him some chicken. He'll be fine."

LaToya believes he was murdered since they figured out he would be more valuable dead, and in seeing the empire grow since his death, it sounds possible.

She pointed out how bizarre it was that Murray and someone else were frantically removing drugs from his room, instead of cooperating and expediting rescue efforts.

Something isn't right, and yet, I don't feel confident that there will ever be an answer to what really happened, unless someone out there can fill in the gaps and answer some hard questions. I find it more than a little ironic that
law enforcement spent millions on prosecuting and investigating Michael's activities, trying to build a case out of spit and smoke, but, have not seemed to have much interest in really vetting his death, other than to proceed to punish Murray for obvious malpractice. Still, the charges against him don't match the gravity of Michael losing his life.

I pray that someone out there will help uncover the truth. I pray that Michael is allowed to rise again, like in his video, to see the Kingdom Millennium. He would love it.

I miss you Michael. :""(

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Ineffable NAME

Four Hebrew letters (Yod, He, Waw and He) called the "Tetragrammaton" is the representation of Almighty God: But, this is buried in a dense mystery. While Gentiles transliterated this representative NAME into Jehovah or Yahweh, it is wrong. ( I used the word, Yahweh and my brother corrected me tonight.. He was right.)

Though one may assume the pronunciation of these four letters would be yah-way, it is not. It would be y-(exhalation sound), or representative of  the sound of an exhale. God breathed life into creation, and that is His ineffable name, which we scarcely understand, although, we will when He is revealed and we stand before Him.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

The word "breathed" in this verse is
 נפח naphach
The word "soul" is
נפש nephesh

They are similar for a reason. 
The  word for wind, breath, mind, and spirit, and
"breath of God" is ruwach. This also includes the
mystical shekinah spirit, which is loosely understood
as the presence of God in the Temple.

The breath and spirit of God in creating us, with
the breath of life, and endowing us with his spirit
is probably the most important concept to meditate
on when we want to understand Him.

Jesus said "it is finished" and "gave up the ghost"
(John 19)  and "ghost" translates
to the Greek word "Pneumo"!

In other words, His work's end was completed when
he exhaled and breathed out the ghost.

In Luke's version, :(Luke 23:46)
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Ghost- "Pneumo"
Spirit - "Pneuma"

In both words the root of Pneumo means pertaining to breathing.

In receiving the Holy Spirit, we are instructed that this was implemented when Jesus administered this gift in the Day of the Pentecost.

Acts 2:2
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

The word wind is  pnoē
another derivation of breathing, the same as in Hebrew's use of the word

In Ezekiel 37:9, the prophet writes-

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

I could go on for 100 more pages with this mystical subject, because, I just put down the first layer, and the NAME of The God. It is the foundation of all wisdom, in my mind.
is deep and too HOLY to fully comprehend until we understand the breath of life, the wind and the soul of man as given by God. 

                               The Shekinah Presence

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy WInehouse and Netanyahu Two Jews in the News

I'm a real fan of Banksy, and while this may not be his work, it certainly bears his spirit and style, and it's a brilliant piece of iconic art capturing this celebrated lost singer named Amy Winehouse, .

I hate it when Jews in the News are almost always confirmations of racist stereotypes, and while I liked her style, Amy was not a good Jew role model. In the past few years, the Jews in the News are almost exclusively abhorrent money-lender Shylocks, even worse, Madoffs and mini-Madoffs, or killers of little lost boys, not only murdering the mite, but, vivisecting the body for implied ingestion. This would make Goebbels so happy, that he'd be clapping in Hell.

Netanyahu is a good decent man, and probably the only sane world leader that we can trust in 2011. But, he gets no press. Even our Obama-nation leader wouldn't deign to stand with him in unity before the press, when Nettie tried to reason together with what was once the only true protector of Zion. Now, the tide has turned, and no one listens to this statesman from Israel, and no world media or press has figured out that if we don't listen to him NOW, there will not be the world we expect to be there in the next few years to come.

There WILL be a nuclear holocaust. My dad has almost been slugged in the face when he reminds people to start paying attention to Netanyahu's admonitions, and no media outlet cares. But, they care about Amy Winehouse, and the more debauched and depraved she became the  more the world craved her. Why is that?

Inside of me, there was a deep sadness, because I knew she was going to end badly. So did her parents and friends, but, no one could or would really hold the bottom line, or when her boyfriend did, she reacted with a fatal dose of death in a needle.

This isn't a good role model of a Jewish girl. Just because her nose was hooked, and she was busty and loud, artsy and proud, didn't make Jews kvell in noches.

Those tattoos were a seminal abomination, and she paired it with cutting, also a major NO NO NO in the Torah oh oh uh-oh.
Leviticua 19:28
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I [am] the LORD.

There are some accepted tattoos, but, only if you put the Name of GOD in it, otherwise, the marks on your flesh designate who owns you, by ancient tradition and custom.

One of the most beautiful Messianic prophecies in Isaiah 49::16
Behold, I have graven  thee upon the palms of [my] hands; thy walls  [are] continually before me.

In ancient religious customs of the pagans, and sometimes the Jews, slaves were designated by their slave-owner's seal. That's what was more ironic and savage about the Nazis tattooing the victims of the Holocaust the way they did. That's why the Antichrist requires a "MARK" upon the head or hand. God also requires a mark, and it is acceptable to write HIS NAME Hashem, Y'shua or Alpha and Omega, Jesus, El Shaddai, etc., but, alas, Amy's tattoos were not of this variety.

Leviticus 19:28 warns against marking anything that signified disreputable deities or entities, and in 19:29, it is added:
Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

The nature of her tattoos glorifies and glamorizes that prostitution of spirit and our culture, and this is something that the world embraced, calling her a great fashion and trend setter. So she was. Spiritual harlotry is the biggest sin there is, beyond, way beyond murder and mayhem. This is why some of the choices we make condemn us, because, they affect others.

Amy was a beacon to a million Jewish girls, and she blew it. She took under her wing an incredible little lady as her "god daughter" and I shudder to think of what would happen if she followed her footsteps. I am hoping that seeing Amy's end will keep that little singer in a straight line and not sideways.

Amy was not a good Jew, or any Jew, other than her father's father's father's fathers were possibly Jewish, and Hitler would have gassed her.
It's embarrassing to have this poor lost creature as 21st Century's last Jew standing representative. Actually, she's not left standing at all, is she?

That star she wore around her neck wasn't a "Star of David", which was a six prong-star which represented a pomegranate's six point crown The pomegranate is the holy fruit of creation and the Law of HaShem, our LORD, Yehoshua HaMaschiach, as mystically portrayed in the priest's attire and the Temple, in Exodus and the OT:
Ex 39:26
A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe to minister [in]; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Amy wore a hexagram, a six point star in a circle and there's a huge difference.

In the book of "Amos" the prophet warns:
But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

For every sacred thing, be it symbol or Law or covenant, there is a profane and counterfeit spirit. This is the Antichrist. Amy sealed her fate.

I am not condemning Amy, for I am not her ultimate judge, but, I was like her, when I was in my teens. I dabbled in the occult and kabbala reckoning myself to be enlightened. I was a singer and musician and had miserable stage fright, so intense that I couldn't perform without drugs and alcohol. So, I could have been Amy had it not been for the mercy of God, and the miracle of Christ's compassion. In fact, if I can thank someone for my salvation, it may be Jimmy Page, not Oral Roberts, since, I came in through the back door up that stairway to heaven. I saw my demons, like Amy saw hers, and may see them forever, according to God's grace and judgment.

OK, enough rant. I'm just tired of bad Jews, and wish there were more great Jews, like Netanyahu, who got the world's attention today, because, he speaks the truth, and we need to listen. We need to pray because the time is getting nearer to the Cube's return. There's a party and a city that's made out of precious stones. There's a wedding feast that is open to all those on this highway of life. Come to the FEAST my brothers. Be a good Jew, especially if you're a Christian!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Blood of Christ

Most of us can identify with seeing into things like Astrology the things that we recognize about ourselves, even if we don't necessarily embrace the concept. If we hear that Virgos possess certain qualities that we believe we possess, it validates that small portion of the philosophy. That's why it has flourished.

In a strange way, we can use this recognition to all kinds of traits and beliefs. For instance, I have known for many years that I have a very rare blood type, and that has fascinated me. In recent years, googling this blood group, AB Negative, provides an insightful, but, often hilarious range of possibilities.

In reading of the tea leaves of  googles, there is supposedly evidence that AB Negative people have certain physical traits, such as reddish auburn hair, and hazel or grey eyes, fair skin and freckles. Yikes- that describes me. Yes, I'm a hideous freckled ginger. So, in suddenly belonging to a larger group with specific physical traits, I have to react. AHA! It seems to have wisdom.

OK, but, then there are the other ludicrous and bizarre hypotheses about us AB Negs, specifically stating that we are alien-blooded, reptilian or both. We're supposed to have an unusual caudal tail bone, vertebrae anomalies, and ....ok, I did have a caudal vertebrae brake, and now the entire lumbar spine is collapsing, which I need to have fixed soon. As if I didn't have enough rods and bolts in my spine, the second half of my spine needs to be completely redone sooner than I want. I just recovered from a cervical spine overhaul, in that I have a new cervical spine. I'm already bionic, but, now, according to some websites, I'm an alien reptilian. A GINGER haired freckled pale decrepit freak. So depressing.

So, it is no surprise that facing such conflict in self-confidence, I  embraced the information that the shroud of Turin has AB Negative blood. If we accept the predicate that this is Jesus Christ's shroud, that means he possessed AB Negative blood.

When I told my brother that we may have the blood of Christ, he said sarcastically, that I should contact Dan Brown, and tell him we're the real Merovingian. He was so unimpressed and sardonic that it made me think of a way for him to see a positive spin on having this bloodline. I have to add that my brother is a great despiser of Jesus Christ, and I can't figure out why. It constantly annoys me, because, he's so blasphemous that he claims Jesus doesn't even exist.

Knowing he is very narcissistic, I was given a golden nugget of information to feed him, namely that if Jesus was AB Negative, and that was his shroud, that means that Mary's blood was AB Negative. It also means that my brother is probably the only human in history besides Jesus to have AB Negative blood that was chromosomal female, because he only had maternal genes. My brother had leukemia and received a rescue bone marrow transplant from me, and it turned his blood into AB negative FEMALE blood, like Christ';s or the Man of the Shroud's.

OK, that appealed to him, a little, but, he was still appalled to be compared to Jesus. Can you imagine this? Well, then it occurred to me that it makes more sense than I could possibly know.

IF our bloodline was of Mary, that means that we were possibly the ancestors of her other children, the ones who did not believe in Jesus Christ! While James and John were possibly his half-brothers, there were other ones who mocked him, and rejected him as the Messiah. That's why Christ said what he did in the Gospels:

Mat 13:55-58
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?\
And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this [man] all these things?
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

If we see Christ's own blood brothers as rejecting him, then, why am I still amazed that my brother rejects the notion that he could possibly be a great-great uncle x 1000 generations?

The reason I think it's possible that we are related to that shroud's blood is the sheer rarity of this blood type. There are less than or up to 1% of the population of the world who possess it. Then, factoring in that there are only 13 million Jews in the world, or approximately 4% of the world's population, it makes it even more rare and increases the odds of being related to the Jew on the shroud, whether Jesus or not. \

Most Jews don't know their tribal origins, or at least, don't have just one tribe contributing to their genetics. However, my dad's family were orthodox rabbis up to 100 years ago, and were the tribe of Levi, which was inscribed on their family religious items. The Levites, or Sons of Aaron, were the priests, and they kept their tribal bloodlines more diligently than many other tribes because they were the rabbis.

Jesus is, of course, the lion of Judah, being the ancestral son of David, and the heir  the throne of Zion, but, many don't realize that Mary was also from the daughters of Aaron. This is derived from the Gospel of Luke, from the description of John the Baptist's mother, who was Mary's sister. So, Mary's mother was a Levi.

In Hebrews, the writer compares Christ to Melchizadec as High Priest King. Jesus was tolerated in the Temple in Jerusalem because he was entitled to teach as having Levi bloodlines. He was ancestor to Moses, and David, of Levi and Judah, through his maternal bloodline.

Now, I have knowledge of an even more limited range of potential for matching the shroud, if it belonged to Christ, since his half Levi blood would make it almost impossible for someone like my dad and me to not possess the same bloodline as Mary. The Levites were 1/12th of the sum of Israel. Doing the  math, the odds are impossible to have this rare bloodline in such a limited group, without being related.

Is this a blessing or a curse?  The blood of Christ is a blessing, but, we would have to have e the blood of Mary and one of her unbelieving offspring

Why are we cursed? Because our ancestor may have been the brother of Christ, and refused his grace, and for the next 2000 years was cursed by being chased around the globe, persecuted and hunted like dogs. Having the same blood as Mary did not save us. Only belief in Christ has meaning.

Like I told my brother, he may be the only male human being other than Jesus to have AB Negative female blood, yet, it means nothing to him.

He is thrilled to be the blood relative of Bolsheviks that killed people, but, continues to reject the blood of Christ, even the blood in our veins, the ladder of DNA, like Jacob's ladder to God. It amazes me. If I told him that we were Merovingian, he would be ecstatic, because that would debunk Christ. I always wondered why Dan Brown and others who embraced this mythology didn't recognize that Christ had other relatives who would pass his bloodline to future generations, but, he did not have any mortal children with Mary Magdalene, other than metaphorical and allegorical children of God.

Possessing this rare blood means absolutely NOTHING without faith in Christ. I'm trying to get my brother to contact researchers who did DNA on the shroud at UT, where he lives in Texas,  to see how our DNA matches up, although that may not be possible. I wanted him to do it to give him a sense of how we should have the most pride in Jesus Christ. I wanted to prove to him that Christ didn't betray the Jews, but, HE IS, and is the totality of God's Plan.

I was named after my grandmother, Mary, and Mary means "bitter. " Indeed, how bitter to realize that his own family and amongst his brothers and sisters, were those who shunned and spurned him, and how they went two thousand years as the hated ones. It's only been  in the last 30 years, in the current generation of Jews, embraced Jesus Christ, again, since the first advent of Christ. But, it's surely with the bitterness, and sorrow that I understand the tragedy and irony of our heritage, including remorse for all who reject the mercy and salvation that he provided by shedding his blood, and to all who accept his blood, shed for us, to cleanse every imperfection and sin, we become his bloodline in a new family.

I'd rather possess the blood of Mary and Moses than reptilian aliens. It is far more comforting to connect to them so intimately. Even though I truly understand that even having the same DNA doesn't mean a thing without faith.