compiled by Dee Finney


Note from Dee.  Normally, I begin a web page based on just one dream, but this one is different.  It is comprised of multiple dreams that I've had recently, all with the same theme as you will see.  Please bear with me through the dreams because each one builds on the one prior to it, and the last one will surprise even those who cannot see the use of dreams to themselves.

Dee Finney


12-24-09 - SERIES OF DREAMS - SOME LUCID  - It took about 2 or more hours to dream this.

I  was creating an open grid of rainbow colored squares - both horizontal and vertical.  It was so pretty to look at, I wanted to save it as a computer file so I could cross stitch it in a needlepoint type work of art.  But I realized I couldn't save it in a computer file from a dream.  I also realized then that this grid was way too large to fit on a computer file. 

All of a sudden, I realized I was in a large warehouse type room because I saw two tan file cabinets behind the grid, and then I saw two Indian men dressed in deer skin full length garb with pants crouched down in front of the file cabinets.

Even thought I knew I couldn't save this grid to a computer file, I still wanted to work with the grid, and then I saw the name Black Elk behind the grid.

I then was in a room preparing to cut up the grid and eat it so it was part of me somehow. I had a knife, fork, and another large implement set up with a plate to do this on a counter.

NOTE:  I had at least 5 grid dreams in the last year prior to this. I also had multiple grid dreams in earlier years.  I can only assume this is something important we need to know about.

See:  http://www.greatdreams.com/grid.htm

  1. 2-7-09 - DREAM - It seemed I was in England in a very old house.  The sofa in the livingroom was an ugly yellowish color and I was determined to fix that so the sofa cushions were all taken off and changed to brown and white tweed, but not put back together until a 'gentleman' from America came to visit.  Then we quickly put the sofa back together like a puzzle.  . I was afraid of a short circuit fire in the corner of the house.  I made dinner for a group of people, which was all cooked in the oven.  I opened the oven to show the people the dinner, and it was all American meats except for a tall dark loaf of bread which broke in half and fell apart when I looked at it.  At the end I was looking at a grid-like puzzle and I knew I had to take out #65 to eliminate the danger there.


    6-10-09 - DREAM - I was in the backyard of my 16th St. house.  We had a really bad storm and the water froze under the shingles of the garage, which raised them up really high (they were emerald green)  The next morning, the ice all thawed and the shingles started sliding off the roof.  I was going to run into the house to tell my Father about it, when I heard a strange noise.  And when I looked a huge baby eagle with its white baby feathers and a naked neck and head flopped down onto the roof of the garage.  This baby eagle was about 2 feet long so I knew it was going to be a huge eagle when it was grown.

    NOTE: This might relate to the grid shift and alignment that is coming:


    I had two dreams back to back today.

    In the first one I was working on a computer devising sentences about 'vases' in space. Each sentence was a different description of the same basic thing. When i was done with the sentences and looks at them all together, it took on the shape of a UFO.

    I got up, went to the bathroom, thinking about that dream and I didn't feel like getting up though I usually am up by then, so I went back to bed and instantly fell asleep.

    I found myself in a classroom, telling the class about the statements I had made about the vases in space.

    And then I had a map of the United States I wanted to show everyone. I would have liked to have made copies of it for all 30 students in the class, but I knew that took a lot of ink to make that many colored copies, so I asked the teacher if we could just pass it around so everyone could see it. The map was of the United States and it was obviously in the shape of a dove with its head in Texas. 


    10-30-09 - NAP DREAM -  I was in a room like a studio with Dr. Louis Turi.  He had just played the piano, playing the Bohemian Rhapsody, and he gave me a "complimentary copy" of the tape for me to play for myself.

    I was lining up blocks of some kind in a grid in a box - probably like 12 x 12. 

    Dr. Turi said, Let me play it for you, and just as he turned on the player, I woke up at that instant.

    Naturally, I went to youtube.com to play the music to see what I missed.

    Here it is by Queen, which means a lot because I got an e-mail today that my cousin Richard had died at age 73.

    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Queen is about death:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI&NR=1

    I decided to play Queen's song in their order -  another coincidence - synchronicity

    THE SHOW MUST GO ON:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ADh8Fs3YdU&NR=1&feature=fvwp

    DON'T STOP ME NOW:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58CJih1iYC0&NR=1

    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58CJih1iYC0&NR=1

11-7-09 - DREAM - I was watching a pink, yellow, and white grid.  On this grid were the letters, p, y, and f, and some figures I don't recall. I was rearranging the letters in a pattern that matched - not so random.  Then, in the bottom row, I saw some cartoonish figures -  a tall thin man, a shorter fat man, and some kind of animal - like donkey or a deer.

I woke up at precisely 3:30 a.m.

I went to the bathroom and then back to bed, not caring if I remembered the dream or not.

DREAM 2.  I was working on a computer, and there was on the screen at the far upper right, a little square with 2 figures in it - a silver ball and an animal like a tiny monkey or something, and the instructions were to slide the monkey into the ball to open the program which I did.

The program brought up some typing I had done long ago  (I actually remember this program from a previous dream a long time ago)  At this point, I had a cream colored square box which I could point at the screen and make the type larger or smaller as desired, which I started to do, but a man came into the room behind me and I didn't want them to see what I had typed, so I shut the program off.

I went into the kitchen with the man and there was another computer there, and there was a woman there who was having trouble seeing the screen. I thought my program on the other computer would really help her, but it wasn't installed on this computer, and my cream colored gizmo wouldn't work without the program,, so I couldn't help her.

I decided to go outside, which  I did without putting on my shoes.  So, I was outside, barefoot, and a trash truck came down the road toward me.  For some reason, I didn't trust the guy driving the truck, so I walked off into the woods which was all deep sandy type soil.  It was soft and didn't hurt my feet.  As I walked along between the trees, I saw a red and white house in the distance and some women or girls behind it, so I headed for that building.

When I got there, there was a young woman out back, and when I walked up to her and she asked me what I wanted, I told her I was looking for the restaurant.

She said, "Well, this is it!  Come on in!"

I walked into the building with her, feeling my pockets and realizing that I had no money with me so I couldn't buy anything.

We walked into the dining room, and I was feeling rather weak from the walk and not eating anything prior to that, so I sat down at a table.

At the next table, a family was having breakfast, and their meal was huge, starting with a huge bowl of soup with a tomato base, and vegetables in it, and there was platters of eggs, sausage, rectangular pieces of baloney, all kinds of things.  It was a huge meal.

I remembered I had no money to buy anything, and I didn't want to beg for some of their food.  I looked at the rectangular pieces of baloney and wondered if I could snag one - just enough to get my energy back enough to walk home.

I think I woke up enough to realize I was hungry, but fell back asleep again.

I was then walking back home and discovered that the trash man had just knocked over our trash bucket and didn't pick it up again.  I remember seeing pink sponges in it, scattered about. 

Somehow, I got into a school bus and the young driver took me to the school, where we saw trash buckets knocked over there too.  The driver missed the driveway by a few feet, backed up and went into a driveway and then into a long garage, where I saw sky blue colored sponges.  He said he would make sure all that garbage with the pink sponges would get picked up, using a different trash pickup truck, and he did.

I woke up at precisely 5:30 a.m. to a vision in which Joe was answering the bedroom phone while I was coming out of the bathroom, and asking who was calling. 


11-12-09 - DREAM - I was working on a computer, making a grid-like page about people.  (I didn't realize until I woke up that it was a genealogy page).  It had small photos of the person, followed by a very short description and didn't allow for long words, just little short descriptions.

I then went outside and got into a beautiful large bright yellow car, and drove it like it was my first time driving.  I had a real hard time turning corners with it.  But I managed to drive it down the road to our new house.

As it turned out, I loved the house and property.  It was out in the country - a large farm house.  Apparently I did all the work myself, and mowed the lawn too low, and vowed that next time I mowed, I would raise the mower up a bit so it didn't leave grooves in the lawn.

I was out in the driveway, using a hose to wash the dirt aside when a car pulled up, and I recognized the woman who got out -  it was the same woman from my computer page - my mother-in-law.  She was never that thin in real life, and I wondered if my husband would even recognize her.

We went up some stairs into the kitchen where my lst husband (Jim) was sitting at the kitchen table eating a sandwich.  He looked up and said lovingly to the woman,  "Mom!!!!"  and he got up and hugged her.

A few moments later, we went into the huge livingroom that had a really high ceilings maybe like 14 or 16 feet high, and a narrow open stairway to the second floor where the bedrooms were.

That's where I woke up, feeling happy to have such a beautiful place to live.

NOTE:  That house was totally unlike what Joe and I want to live in - a one story house - ranch style - with no stairs in it.

12-18-09 - DREAM - This was a lucid dream.  I was creating and shifting lines and threads all in black and white and there were ridges alongs the threads that were vertical. 

I have had multiple dreams like this recently.


12-18-09 - DREAM -  I was living in an apartment complex - seemingly where lower class people lived.  My apartment door fronted on a sidewalk that had an awning of some type over it, held up by poles all along the walkway so people could walk from apartment to apartment without getting wet from rain or whatever.

My door was open, and people were walking by and kids were outside playing.  All of a sudden, a little girl got hit by a car and she ended up curled in a ball right outside my door.  I noted that she was dressed in black and white and was very small. 

I immediately called the police through 911 and asked for an ambulance.  The longer I talked to them, the madder I got because the man on the other end talked in slow motion it seemed, and instead of taking down what I was telling him, he insisted on asking questions at his rate of speed and ignoring what I was saying.  At one point, he said, "George Noory says,"  and proceeded to tell me that I should just answer his questions. He sounded like he was quite old for his job.  I managed to tell him about the little girl, her age (10) and that she had been hit by a car and that we needed an ambulance.  After I hung up the phone, really pissed off at the guy and called him a son-of-a-bitch to a neighbor - I realized that I hadn't given him the address where I lived, but then figured he probably had that information on a screen in front of him at the station taken from the phone call that was coming in.

Before I could go back outside, another neighbor, also dressed in black and white, scooped up the little girl and ran off with her down the sidewalk and took her to her apartment, which I noted was also #10.  I knew you should never move a victim of an accident and hoped she hadn't made things worse by picking up the little girl.

I ran down to her apartment to make sure the little girl was okay and found the little girl laying on the floor in the woman's apartment, still curled up in a little ball, realizing how small she was for her age. 

Other people were coming by and telling me their problems.  One woman said she had lost her keys to her kitchen door, and I asked her if she had had her lock changed.  She said she hadn't and ran down to the apartment complex office to ask to have that done.

I went back outside to wait for the ambulance at the end of walkway by the street, having to get past three large men who were carrying leather mattresses and couches in a tan color down the walkway.  Fortunately, they went into the apartment complex office and got out of my way, just as the ambulance driver pulled up with a cart to put the little girl on to take her to the hospital.  I noted that he was also in black and white and the cart was black.

I told the ambulance driver where the little girl was and he rushed down to apartment 10 with his cart to take care of the little girl.

I woke up, but don't know why, but I can't remember anything else after the ambulance driver arrived.

Either before or after, I could hear a man telling me that the next time I created a grid, I shouldn't leave ridges on the lines.


12-20-09 - DREAM - I was creating and replacing rows both horizontal and vertical alignment in larger blocks than previously.  At one point I said, "I need to change this because you are the only one who killed his sister."  At another point I realized that every horizontal replacement made the whole larger and that was not my intention.  To make a larger pattern was not the intent. I could at no time see the entire grid this time. It was all in black and white.

On 12-24-09 I had the rainbow grid dream which this page started with.  On 12-25-09 - I dreamed 4 times of the grid - it started with the rainbow grid and the farther down it went, the more solid and dark it became, and finally ended in light blue with 5 websites of my own at the end about the grid systems we are a part of.

12-25-09 - NAP DREAM - I was getting down to the bottom of the grid pattern and it was almost solid black and immovable, so I start overlaying the black with gold.  That made all the difference in its beauty.

12-26-09 - NAP DREAM - I was watching many medium brown squares coming down in a grid pattern and when they reached as far down as they could go, they all simultaneously turned in a sky blue color and were very beautiful.

12-27-09 - DREAM -  I was working on creating a grid - and it was all light brown squares.  When it was complete, I went over the center squares is sky blue 0's.  It was pretty, but more than that - they had a purpose.

1-1-2010 -  DREAM - I was creating a grid of stones upon a large rock.  Each stone had to be equidistant from all the other rocks  spaced perfectly apart.  I used a stick to measure the distances and it was very difficult because the rock was not perfectly smooth and it had multiple layers and undulations.  I also didn't seem to have enough stones to complete the work.

Another idea came to me for a concert that was going to be demonstrated that evening.  A friend of mine who I will call Steve, a teenager who played the horn was going to come into the school and demonstrate what a good musician can do. His father Ray had introduced us in the church we attended on Sundays.

I collected a variety of items he was going to have to start with to make music, a couple rocks, a cardboard box, a metal pail, two sticks, a scrub brush, another square sheet of metal, a washboard, just things one would find around the house.

My locksmith boss looked askance at what I was doing to collect such an odd assortment of things and expect music to come from them, but I knew better and I knew the genius of young Steve and what he could do.

Finally, the evening came and Steve arrived with his horn, and I showed him the array of things he could use to make music with. He nodded in agreement.

The students came in and sat down and Steve began to play music with all the things I gave to him, and then he brought out his horn to play and when he did, another young boy came into the room with a beautiful gold trumpet and Gabriel stood at the front of the concert hall and blew his horn.

I turned around then, and the fish tank which was 4 x 4 feet square was behind me, and inside of it were swimming and gliding, perfectly equidistant from each, hundreds of tiny zebras, with their feet curled under them, looking perfectly happy and content.




By Michael H. Brown

A short while ago we carried a report about a former newspaper journalist and radio host from Illinois who says he has been given prophecies since childhood from the Archangel Gabriel, and most recently, visions pertaining to a "great storm" that will soon "break."

This storm supposedly involves a general global upheaval, and I found it interesting because I recalled an article about photographers at the World Trade Center who saw a mysterious man blowing a trumpet right after September 11 -- a haunting echo in the cement canyons of Manhattan, as smoke still continued to rise. We have written of this before. When one photographer who goes by the professional name of Miklos, hearing about the man on the radio, went to take his picture, according to a newspaper account, his shutter would not depress. He and others were left only with the memory of the man illuminated in shafts of eerie, dusty light.

A mysterious stranger. A trumpet. Naturally, those who believe it was an angel identified him as Gabriel.

And if so, one is made to wonder if
it further relates to countless reports during the past several decades of mysterious hitch-hikers who are picked up on highways, mention that Gabriel is about to blow his trumpet, and then vanish. They are known as "vanishing hitch-hikers," and the stories, apocryphal or not, are widespread.

Was September 11 the event in which the long foretold "trumpet of Gabriel" finally sounded? And is it a prelude to a much greater storm to come?

During the 1960s, hitchhikers were being reported all the way down to Brazil. Went one story: A minister was motoring down a road to make a sick call when he spotted a young male on a stretch of uninhabited land. He picked up the man and they began to speak of Jesus. The preacher said he believed the Lord's coming was drawing near. "Well, that may be sooner than you think," the stranger replied. And when the minister turned to look, the young man was gone. On the New York State Thruway have been similar accounts of a "beautiful young hippie" clad in shining white who supposedly would enter a car, buckle his seat belt in the back seat, and talk about religion. Mainly he seemed to want to know if the driver believed in the Second Coming. When drivers turned around to answer him, the hitchhiker had vanished -- leaving his seatbelt fastened (according to a professor who studied this, Lydia M. Fish of the State University College of New York at Buffalo).

We investigated this matter and found reports in Pennsylvania and Virginia and Maryland, in Ohio, in West Virginia. There are hitchhiker stories from Massachusetts to California. "Well, the Lord is coming soon," one such hitchhiker, this time an old man, allegedly told Jack Mattox, a retired factory manager from Mattoon, Illinois, with whom we spoke.

That was 1979. The reports mushroomed in the 1990s. In Eureka, Missouri, a witness named Gary Ridings said he picked up a guy with silverish hair on Highway 270 in 1993 while he was driving a pickup. It was around the time of the Mississippi flooding. "This fellow said, 'The coming of the Lord is at hand,' and when I turned to the right side -- he was on the right side and I had been looking to the left -- he wasn't in the truck any longer. He was gone."

Excitement was generated on a Christian television network when a female caller recounted the story of an old shabby-looking man who was walking along the highway. As the woman picked him up (prompted by a "voice"), he suddenly looked neat and clean and said, "The Lord told you to pick me up." Then he supposedly added: "I have a message for you: Gabriel's trumpet is almost to his lips."

I have heard this time again: the mysterious stranger saying that Gabriel was about to sound his horn (as I reported in a book called The Trumpet of Gabriel). This seemed relevant because the trumpet in Revelation is used by angels to announce purification (8:7).

Real angels or false prophecy?

Tough to say. We must always to be on the lookout for deception (it is precisely the devil coming as an "angel of light" that Scripture warns about), at the same time that we must be open to prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:22). Gabriel is often pictured playing his trumpet, and he is certainly associated with the Blessed Mother and announcements. He is the angel of annunciation, mercy, and revelation. He foretold the Lord's first Coming. In lore, he is said to sit on the left-hand side of God. To Mohammedans, he was the spirit of truth. In Jewish legend, it was this great archangel who dealt destruction to Sodom and Gomorrah. He is the prince of justice as well as the angel of hope.

"The Archangel Gabriel is often pictured playing his trumpet," notes one observer, Mark Judelson. "In Islamic tradition, Gabriel revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad. In Jewish tradition, Gabriel interpreted Daniel's dreams. And in Christian tradition, Gabriel came to Mary and told her of the coming of Jesus."

Meanwhile, when angels sound trumpets in the Bible, it is when the seventh seal is opened, and it is a harbinger of major events, including warfare, something from the sky, and plagues.

This is what the Illinois man, Charles Johnston, describes as a coming storm (a period in which there will be a great international civil war, terror, and conflicts) and what we have long described as a "purification" (including tremendous natural events) to be followed by a glorious period. The question is whether the purification will stop at the cleansing stage or graduate to truly momentous events, including the Second Coming, long foretold in prophecies like those of Revelation.

TS - "Has the Seventh Seal been opened ?"*

FROM: http://www.psifly.com/cr2/index.php?topic=2948.msg22776


NOTE: In Revelation, St. John was told to 'eat' the scroll and part of it was bitter.

We wondered who the two Indians were.  One we were told was Black Elk. The other could be his father.

Black Elk & his father Elk




The Angel with the Open Scroll

The failure of God's purpose is not the last word. In order to transcend failure and bring about repentance, human participation is required--and human suffering. Therefore John himself becomes an actor in the unfolding drama. He sees another angel (10:1) in addition to the four who had released the terrible invading cavalry from the east (9:14-15). This angel is distinguished from those four, and from most angels in John's visions, by being called mighty, or strong. The only "mighty angel" we have met before is the one John had seen in heaven "proclaiming with a loud voice, `Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?'" (5:2). The mighty angel in the present scene also has "a loud voice" (NASB) like the roar of a lion (v. 3). Moreover, the rainbow above his head (v. 1) recalls the rainbow encircling the throne of God in John's first glimpse of heaven (4:3), while the comparison of his face to the sun recalls the angel in John's introductory vision (1:16) who identified himself as the risen one (1:17-18).

In short, this mighty angel has an aura of divinity about him that prompted some older commentators to see him as none other than Jesus Christ himself. This is highly unlikely, yet the angel does represent God, or the power of God, in a way that most other angelic figures do not. He stands astride land and sea as one who is sovereign over both (v. 2; compare God's judgment on the land and the sea in connection with the first two trumpets). Although he is not Christ in person, he can be viewed as a divine agent acting on behalf of God and the Lamb. That Jesus uses certain angels to represent him in John's visions will become explicit in 22:16: "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches."

The mighty angel here, like the one in 5:2, is introduced in connection with a scroll (v. 2). The scroll in chapter 5 was last seen in the possession of the Lamb, and if this angel holds the same scroll, now open, it is clear that he is acting as the Lamb's agent or representative. Most commentators hesitate to identify the two scrolls because the first was called simply "a scroll" (Greek biblion, 5:1), while this one is a little scroll (using a diminutive form, biblaridion, vv. 1, 9, 10). Moreover, John mentions it as if seeing it for the first time (v. 2). Yet later (v. 8) he is told to take the scroll (Greek to biblion) from the angel's hand, indicating that the terms "scroll" and "little scroll" are used interchangeably. Perhaps the scroll is "little" only in relation to the gigantic angel who holds it. Its most conspicuous characteristic is that it lies open in the angel's hand (vv. 2, 8). By contrast, the scroll in chapter 5 was sealed. The overriding question in that chapter was when and by whom it would be opened (compare 5:2, 3, 5, 9). The simplest conclusion is that the scroll John will take from the angel's hand in this chapter is none other than the scroll taken by the Lamb in chapter 5 (see Mazzaferri 1989:271-74; Bauckham 1993:80-81). John has witnessed the breaking of its seals (6:1--8:5), so there is no reason why the scroll should not be open. Just as in chapter 5 the Lamb took the scroll in the presence of a "mighty angel" in order to open it, John must now take the open scroll from a mighty angel's hand in order for the plan of God to run its course (vv. 8-11).

First, however, the mighty angel and a voice from heaven (v. 4), acting together, supply a kind of fanfare to raise our level of excitement and expectancy. When the angel shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke (v. 3). John is about to write down their messages when the heavenly voice stops him: Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down (v. 4). Richard Bauckham rightly observes that "the process of increasingly severe warning judgments is not to be extended any further" because "such judgments do not produce repentance" (Bauckham 1993:82). He implies, however, that the seven thunders were somehow canceled simply because John did not write them down. On the contrary, John's point is that he has heard and therefore knows far more than he is telling. If anything, the seven thunders are more mysterious and more frightening for not being described in detail. Like the best modern writers of horror and fantasy (M. R. James, for example), John knows that sometimes "less is more," and that understatement can be an effective vehicle for wonder and suspense.

Nevertheless, the suppression of the seven thunders does hasten matters toward their conclusion. The mighty angel backs up the command not to write them down by swearing a solemn oath (vv. 5-7). His gesture of raising his right hand toward heaven (v. 5) recalls the "man clothed in linen" in one of Daniel's visions. He announced an interval of "a time, times, and half a time" before the prophecies would be fulfilled (Dan 12:7). The mighty angel, by contrast, swears that there will be no more delay (v. 6). Like the figure in Daniel, he swears by him who lives for ever and ever. But adds to this oath an elaborate reference to God's sovereignty as creator over the sky and earth and sea and everything in them (v. 6). This comes as a further reminder of the first four trumpets, with their demonstrations of God's power over each of these spheres of the created order (see 8:7-12).

The solemn assurance that there will be no more delay should not be taken literally. We have, after all, twelve more chapters to go. All it means is that seven thunders will not intervene before things move to their conclusion.

That the fulfillment is still future to John is shown by the expression in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet (v. 7). This does not happen until 11:15, after a period spread out over at least forty-two montes (11:2) or 1,260 days (11:3)--the prophetic equivalent of Daniel's "time, times and half a time" (see note on 11:2). The accent falls less on no more delay (v. 6) than on the fact that what is to come is God's mystery (v. 7). Because the future is in God's hands, it is bright, despite all the terrible things John has seen. Mystery does not imply a deep, dark secret. On the contrary, it is an open secret, or divine plan, that God announced to his servants the prophets (v. 7). The word "announce" is literally "to preach the gospel, or good news" (Greek euangelizo). The purpose of the mighty angel's oath is to assure John that the "bad news" of the first six trumpets is not God's last word. But in order to transform "bad news" into "good news," John himself must be drawn into the action, and with him all the people of God.

John's part in the realization of the mystery of God is made known to him by an experience similar to one that the prophet Ezekiel had (Ezek 2:9--3:3). Again the "voice from heaven" (vv. 4, 8) and the "mighty angel" act together (vv. 8-11). The voice tells John to take the scroll from the angel's hand. When he does so, the angel gives him further instructions: Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey (v. 9). The thought of eating the scroll instead of reading it is arresting. It is a thought that would probably not have occurred to any of us had we been writing the story. It appears that the common metaphor of "devouring" an interesting book has been taken literally!

We must know Ezekiel's story in order to understand what is going on. Ezekiel too was told to eat a scroll and "then go and speak to the house of Israel" (Ezek 3:1). Unlike John, Ezekiel had seen the scroll actually being unrolled. "On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe" (Ezek 2:9). When he ate it, "it tasted as sweet as honey" (Ezek 3:3), suggesting that Ezekiel's message would be sweet to him, though bitter to his hearers. John's experience is more complex. Nothing is said of what is written on the scroll, but the message is sweet as honey in John's mouth and sour in his stomach (v. 10). Even though John (and his fellow prophets) have the sweet privilege of hearing and delivering God's "good news" (v. 7), their prophecies will inevitably bring them sorrow and suffering. John knows this, for he is already a "brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus." He is on Patmos "because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus" (1:9).

Next commentary:
+The Prophecy of the Two Witnesses

Black Elk's rainbow

Black Elk's Vision

[The following is taken from the book Black Elk Speaks, by John G. Neihardt (New York: Washington Square Press, 1972), originally published in 1932. The book is Neihardt's recreation in English of the oral history that Black Elk, a medicine man (or "shaman," of the Oglala Sioux Indians, recounted for him in the Sioux language in 1931. I have selected those chapters and sections of chapters that deal most directly with Black Elk's visions and this ritual enactment of them for his tribe.]

From Chapter 2: Early Boyhood

I was four years old then, and I think it must have been the next summer that I first heard the voices. It was a happy summer and nothing was afraid, because in the Moon When the Ponies Shed (May) word came from the Wasichus [the White Men] that there would be peace and that they would not use the road any more and that all the soldiers would go away. The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow. You can see that it is not the grass and the water that have forgotten.

Maybe it was not this summer when I first heard the voices, but I think it was, because I know it was before I played with bows and arrows or rode a horse, and I was out playing alone when I heard them. It was like somebody calling me, and I thought it was my mother, but there was nobody there. This happened more than once, and always made me afraid, so that I ran home.

It was when I was five years old that my Grandfather made me a bow and some arrows. The grass was young and I was horseback. A thunder storm was coming from where the sun goes down, and just as I was riding into the woods along a creek, there was a kingbird sitting on a limb. This was not a dream, it happened. And I was going to shoot at the kingbird with the bow my Grandfather made, when the bird spoke and said: "The clouds all over are one-sided." Perhaps it meant that all the clouds were looking at me. And then it said: "Listen! A voice is calling you!" Then I looked up at the clouds, and two men were coming there, headfirst like arrows slanting down; and as they came, they sang a sacred song and the thunder was like drumming. I will sing it for you. The song and the drumming were like this:

Behold, a sacred voice is calling you;

All over the sky a sacred voice is calling.

I sat there gazing at them, and they were coming from the place where the giant lives (north). But when they were very close to me, they wheeled about toward where the sun goes down, and suddenly they were geese. Then they were gone, and the rain came with a big wind and a roaring. I did not tell this vision to any one. I liked to think about it, but I was afraid to tell it.

Chapter 3: The Great Vision

What happened after that until the summer I was nine years old is not a story. There were winters and summers, and they were good; for the Wasichus had made their iron road along the Platte and traveled there. This had cut the bison herd in two, but those that stayed in our country with us were more than could be counted, and we wandered without trouble in our land.

Now and then the voices would come back when I was out alone, like someone calling me, but what they wanted me to do I did not know. This did not happen very often, and when it did not happen, I forgot about it; for I was growing taller and was riding horses now and could shoot prairie chickens and rabbits with my bow. The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.

It was the summer when I was nine years old, and our people were moving slowly towards the Rocky Mountains. We camped one evening in a valley beside a little creek just before it ran into the Greasy Grass and there was a man by the name of Man Hip who liked me and asked me to eat with him in his tepee.

While I was eating, a voice came and said: "It is time; now they are calling you." The voice was so loud and clear that I believed it, and I thought I would just go where it wanted me to go. So I got right up and started. As I came out of the tepee, both my thighs began to hurt me, and suddenly it was like waking from a dream, and there wasn't any voice. So I went back into the tepee, but I didn't want to eat. Man Hip looked at me in a strange way and asked me what was wrong. I told him that my legs were hurting me.

The next morning the camp moved again, and I was riding with some boys. We stopped to get a drink from a creek, and when I got off my horse, my legs crumpled under me and I could not walk. So the boys helped me up and put me on my horse; and when we camped again that evening, I was sick. The next day the camp moved on to where the different bands of our people were coming together, and I rode in a pony drag, for I was very sick. Both my legs and both my arms were swollen badly and my face was all puffed up.

When we had camped again, I was lying in our tepee and my mother and father were sitting beside me. I could see out through the opening, and there two men were coming from the clouds, headfirst like arrows slanting down, and I knew they were the same that I had seen before. Each now carried a long spear, and from the points of these a jagged lightning flashed. They came clear down to the ground this time and stood a little way off and looked at me and said: "Hurry! Come! Your Grandfathers are calling you!"

Then they turned and left the ground like arrows slanting upward from the bow. When I got up to follow, my legs did not hurt me any more and I was very light. I went outside the tepee, and yonder where the men with flaming spears were going, a little cloud was coming very fast. It came and stooped and took me and turned back to where it came from, flying fast. And when I looked down I could see my mother and my father yonder, and I felt sorry to be leaving them.

Then there was nothing but the air and the swiftness of the little cloud that bore me and those two men still leading up to where white clouds were piled like mountains on a wide blue plain, and in them thunder beings lived and leaped and flashed. Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.

Then the two men spoke together and they said: "Behold him, the being with four legs!"

I looked and saw a bay horse standing there, and he began to speak: "Behold me!" he said. "My life history you shall see." Then he wheeled about to where the sun goes down, and said: "Behold them! Their history you shall know."

I looked, and there were twelve black horses yonder all abreast with necklaces of bison hoofs, and they were beautiful, but I was frightened, because their manes were lightning and there was thunder in their nostrils.

Then the bay horse wheeled to where the great white giant lives (the north) and said: "Behold!" And yonder there were twelve white horses all abreast. Their manes were flowing like a blizzard wind and from their noses came a roaring, and all about them white geese soared and circled.

Then the bay wheeled round to where the sun shines continually (the east) and bade me look; and there twelve sorrel horses, with necklaces of elk's teeth, stood abreast with eyes that glimmered like the daybreak star and manes of morning light.

Then the bay wheeled once again to look upon the place where you are always facing (the south), and yonder stood twelve buckskins all abreast with horns upon their heads and manes that lived and grew like trees and grasses.

And when I had seen all these, the bay horse said: "Your Grandfathers are having a council. These shall take you; so have courage."

Then all the horses went into formation, four abreast--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins--and stood behind the bay, who turned now to the west and neighed; and yonder suddenly the sky was terrible with a storm of plunging horses in all colors that shook the world with thunder, neighing back.

Now turning to the north the bay horse whinnied, and yonder all the sky roared with a mighty wind of running horses in all colors, neighing back.

And when he whinnied to the east, there too the sky was filled with glowing clouds of manes and tails of horses, in all colors singing back. Then to the south he called, and it was crowded with many colored, happy horses, nickering.

Then the bay horse spoke to me again and said: "See how your horses all come dancing!" I looked, and there were horses, horses everywhere--a whole skyful of horses dancing round me.

"Make haste!" the bay horse said; and we walked together side by side, while the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins followed, marching four by four.

I looked about me once again, and suddenly the dancing horses without number changed into animals of every kind and into all the fowls that are, and these fled back to the four quarters of the world from whence the horses came, and vanished.

Then as we walked, there was a heaped up cloud ahead that changed into a tepee, and a rainbow was the open door of it; and through the door I saw six old men sitting in a row.

The two men with the spears now stood beside me, one on either hand, and the horses took their places in their quarters, looking inward, four by four. And the oldest of the Grandfathers spoke with a kind voice and said: "Come right in and do not fear." And as he spoke, all the horses of the four quarters neighed to cheer me. So I went in and stood before the six, and they looked older than men can ever be--old like hills, like stars.

The oldest spoke again: "Your Grandfathers all over the world are having a council, and they have called you here to teach you." His voice was very kind, but I shook all over with fear now, for I knew that these were not old men, but the Powers of the World. And the first was the Power of the West; the second, of the North; the third, of the East; the fourth, of the South; the fifth, of the Sky; the sixth, of the Earth. I knew this, and was afraid, until the first Grandfather spoke again: "Behold them yonder where the sun goes down, the thunder beings! You shall see, and have from them my power; and they shall take you to the high and lonely center of the earth that you may see: even to the place where the sun continually shines, they shall take you there to understand."

And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.

Now there was a wooden cup in his hand and it was full of water and in the water was the sky.

"Take this," he said. "It is the power to make live, and it is yours."

Now he had a bow in his hands. "Take this," he said. "It is the power to destroy, and it is yours."

Then he pointed to himself and said: "Look close at him who is your spirit now, for you are his body and his name is Eagle Wing Stretches."

And saying this, he got up very tall and started running toward where the sun goes down; and suddenly he was a black horse that stopped and turned and looked at me, and the horse was very poor and sick; his ribs stood out.

Then the second Grandfather, he of the North, arose with a herb of power in his hand, and said: "Take this and hurry." I took and held it toward the black horse yonder. He fattened and was happy and came prancing to his place again and was the first Grandfather sitting there.

The second Grandfather, he of the North, spoke again: "Take courage. younger brother," he said; "on earth a nation you shall make live, for yours shall be the power of the white giant's wing, the cleansing wing." Then he got up very tall and started running toward the north; and when he turned toward me, it was a white goose wheeling. I looked about me now, and the horses in the west were thunders and the horses of the north were geese. And the second Grandfather sang two songs that were like this:

They are appearing, may you behold!

They are appearing, may you behold!

The thunder nation is appearing, behold!

They are appearing, may you behold!

They are appearing, may you behold!

The white geese nation is appearing,


And now it was the third Grandfather who spoke, he of where the sun shines continually. "Take courage, younger brother," he said, "for across the earth they shall take you!" Then he pointed to where the daybreak star was shining, and beneath the star two men were flying. "From them you shall have power," he said, "from them who have awakened all the beings of the earth with roots and legs and wings." And as he said this, he held in his hand a peace pipe which had a spotted eagle outstretched upon the stem; and this eagle seemed alive, for it was poised there, fluttering, and its eyes were looking at me. "With this pipe," the Grandfather said, "you shall walk upon the earth, and whatever sickens there you shall make well." Then he pointed to a man who was bright red all over, the color of good and of plenty, and as he pointed, the red man lay down and rolled and changed into a bison that got up, and galloped toward the sorrel horses of the east, and they too turned to bison, fat and many.

And now the fourth Grandfather spoke, he of the place where you are always facing (the south), whence comes the power to grow. "Younger brother," he said, "with the powers of the four quarters you shall walk, a relative. Behold, the living center of a nation I shall give you, and with it many you shall save." And I saw that he was holding in his hand a bright red stick that was alive, and as I looked it sprouted at the top and sent forth branches, and on the branches many leaves came out and murmured and in the leaves the birds began to sing. And then for just a little while I thought I saw beneath it in the shade the circled villages of people and every living thing with roots or legs or wings, and all were happy. "It shall stand in the center of the nation's circle," said the Grandfather, "a cane to walk with and a people's heart; and by your powers you shall make it blossom."

Then when he had been still a little while to hear the birds sing, he spoke again: "Behold the earth!" So I looked down and saw it lying yonder like a hoop of peoples. and in the center bloomed the holy stick that was a tree, and where it stood there crossed two roads, a red one and a black. "From where the giant lives (the north) to where you always face (the south) the red road goes, the road of good," the Grandfather said, "and on it shall your nation walk. The black road goes from where the thunder beings live (the west) to where the sun continually shines (the east), a fearful road, a road of troubles and of war. On this also you shall walk, and from it you shall have the power to destroy a people's foes. In four ascents you shall walk the earth with Power."

I think he meant that I should see four generations, counting me, and now I am seeing the third.

Then he rose very tall and started running toward the south, and was an elk; and as he stood among the buckskins yonder, they too were elks.

Now the fifth Grandfather spoke, the oldest of them all, the Spirit of the Sky. "My boy," he said, "I have sent for you and you have come. My power you shall see!" He stretched his arms and turned into a spotted eagle hovering. "Behold," he said, "all the wings of the air shall come to you, and they and the winds and the stars shall be like relatives. You shall go across the earth with my power." Then the eagle soared above my head and fluttered there; and suddenly the sky was full of friendly wings all coming toward me.

Now I knew the sixth Grandfather was about to speak, he who was the Spirit of the Earth, and I saw that he was very old, but more as men are old. His hair was long and white, his face was all in wrinkles and his eyes were deep and dim. I stared at him, for it seemed I knew him somehow; and as I stared, he slowly changed, for he was growing backwards into youth, and when he had become a boy, I knew that he was myself with all the years that would be mine at last. When he was old again, he said: "My boy, have courage, for my power shall be yours, and you shall need it, for your nation on the earth will have great troubles. Come."

He rose and tottered out through the rainbow door, and as I followed I was riding on the bay horse who had talked to me at first and led me to that place.

Then the bay horse stopped and faced the black horses of the west, and a voice said: "They have given you the cup of water to make live the greening day, and also the bow and arrow to destroy." The bay neighed, and the twelve black horses came and stood behind me, four abreast.

The bay faced the sorrels of the east, and I saw that they had morning stars upon their foreheads and they were very bright. And the voice said: "They have given you the sacred pipe and the power that is peace, and the good red day." The bay neighed and the twelve sorrels stood behind me, four abreast

My horse now faced the buckskins of the south and a voice said: "They have given you the sacred stick and your nation's hoop, and the yellow day and in the center of the hoop you shall set the stick and make it grow into a shielding tree, and bloom." The bay neighed, and the twelve buckskins came and stood behind me, four abreast.

Then I knew that there were riders on all the horses there behind me, and a voice said: "Now you shall walk the black road with these; and as you walk, all the nations that have roots or legs or wings shall fear you."

So I started, riding toward the east down the fearful road, and behind me came the horsebacks four abreast--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins--and far away above the fearful road the daybreak star was rising very dim.

I looked below me where the earth was silent in a sick green light, and saw the hills look up afraid and the grasses on the hills and all the animals; and everywhere about me were the cries of frightened birds and sounds of fleeing wings. I was the chief of all the heavens riding there, and when I looked behind me, all the twelve black horses reared and plunged and thundered and their manes and tails were whirling hail and their nostrils snorted lightning. And when I looked below again, I saw the slant hail falling and the long, sharp rain, and where we passed, the trees bowed low and all the hills were dim.

Now the earth was bright again as we rode. I could see the hills and valleys and the creeks and rivers passing under. We came above a place where three streams made a big one--a source of mighty waters--and something terrible was there. Flames were rising from the waters and in the flames a blue man lived. The dust was floating all about him in the air, the grass was short and withered, the trees were wilting, two-legged and four-legged beings lay there thin and panting, and wings too weak to fly.

Then the black horse riders shouted "Hoka hey!" and charged down upon the blue man, but were driven back. And the white troop shouted, charging, and was beaten; then the red troop and the yellow.

And when each had failed. they all cried together: "Eagle Wing Stretches, hurry!" And all the world was filled with voices of all kinds that cheered me, so I charged. I had the cup of water in one hand and in the other was the bow that turned into a spear as the bay and I swooped down, and the spear's head was sharp lightning. It stabbed the blue man's heart, and as it struck I could hear the thunder rolling and many voices that cried "Un-hee!," meaning I had killed. The flames died. The trees and grasses were not withered any more and murmured happily together, and every living being cried in gladness with whatever voice it had. Then the four troops of horse men charged down and struck the dead body of the blue man, counting coup; and suddenly it was only a harmless turtle.

You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me. So we were riding on the earth now down along the river flowing full from the source of waters, and soon I saw ahead the circled village of a people in the valley. And a Voice said: "Behold a nation; it is yours. Make haste, Eagle Wing Stretches!"

I entered the village, riding, with the four horse troops behind me--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels, and the buckskins; and the place was filled with moaning and with mourning for the dead. The wind was blowing from the south like fever, and when I looked around I saw that in nearly every tepee the women and the children and the men lay dying with the dead.

So I rode around the circle of the village, looking in upon the sick and dead, and I felt like crying as I rode. But when I looked behind me, all the women and the children and the men were getting up and coming forth with happy faces.

And a Voice said: "Behold, they have given you the center of the nation's hoop to make it live."

So I rode to the center of the village, with the horse troops in their quarters round about me, and there the people gathered. And the Voice said: "Give them now the flowering stick that they may flourish, and the sacred pipe that they may know the power that is peace, and the wing of the white giant that they may have endurance and face all winds with courage."

So I took the bright red stick and at the center of the nation's hoop I thrust it in the earth. As it touched the earth it leaped mightily in my hand and was a waga chun, the rustling tree, very tall and full of leafy branches and of all birds singing. And beneath it all the animals were mingling with the people like relatives and making happy cries. The women raised their tremolo of joy, and the men shouted all together: "Here we shall raise our children and be as little chickens under the mother sheo's wing."

Then I heard the white wind blowing gently through the tree and singing there, and from the east the sacred pipe came flying on its eagle wings, and stopped before me there beneath the tree, spreading deep peace around it.

Then the daybreak star was rising, and a Voice said: "It shall be a relative to them; and who shall see it, shall see much more, for thence comes wisdom; and those who do not see it shall be dark." And all the people raised their faces to the east, and the star's light fell upon them, and all the dogs barked loudly and the horses whinnied.

Then when the many little voices ceased, the great Voice said: "Behold the circle of the nation's hoop, for it is holy, being endless, and thus all powers shall be one power in the people without end. Now they shall break camp and go forth upon the red road, and your Grandfathers shall walk with them." So the people broke camp and took the good road with the white wing on their faces, and the order of their going was like this:

First, the black horse riders with the cup of water; and the white horse riders with the white wing and the sacred herb; and the sorrel riders with the holy pipe: and the buckskins with the flowering stick. And after these the little children and the youths and maidens followed in a band.

Second, came the tribe's four chieftains, and their band was all young men and women.

Third, the nation's four advisers leading men and women neither young nor old.

Fourth, the old men hobbling with their canes and looking to the earth.

Fifth, old women hobbling with their canes and looking to the earth.

Sixth, myself all alone upon the bay with the bow and arrows that the First Grandfather gave me. But I was not the last; for when I looked behind me there were ghosts of people like a trailing fog as far as I could see--grandfathers of grandfathers and grandmothers of grandmothers without number. And over these a great Voice--the Voice that was the South--lived, and I could feel it silent.

And as we went the Voice behind me said: "Behold a good nation walking in a sacred manner in a good land!"

Then I looked up and saw that there were four ascents ahead, and these were generations I should know. Now we were on the first ascent, and all the land was green. And as the long line climbed, all the old men and women raised their hands, palms forward, to the far sky yonder and began to croon a song together, and the sky ahead was filled with clouds of baby faces.

When we came to the end of the first ascent we camped in the sacred circle as before, and in the center stood the holy tree, and still the land about us was all green.

Then we started on the second ascent, marching as before, and still the land was green, but it was getting steeper. And as I looked ahead, the people changed into elks and bison and all four-footed beings and even into fowls, all walking in a sacred manner on the good red road together. And I myself was a spotted eagle soaring over them. But just before we stopped to camp at the end of that ascent, all the marching animals grew restless and afraid that they were not what they had been, and began sending forth voices of trouble, calling to their chiefs. And when they camped at the end of that ascent, I looked down and saw that leaves were falling from the holy tree.

And the Voice said: "Behold your nation, and remember what your Six Grandfathers gave you, for thenceforth your people walk in difficulties."

Then the people broke camp again, and saw the black road before them towards where the sun goes down, and black clouds coming yonder; and they did not want to go but could not stay. And as they walked the third ascent, all the animals and fowls that were the people ran here and there, for each one seemed to have his own little vision that he followed and his own rules; and all over the universe I could hear the winds at war like wild beasts fighting.

And when we reached the summit of the third ascent and camped, the nation's hoop was broken like a ring of smoke that spreads and scatters and the holy tree seemed dying and all its birds were gone. And when I looked ahead I saw that the fourth ascent would be terrible.

Then when the people were getting ready to begin the fourth ascent, the Voice spoke like some one weeping, and it said: "Look there upon your nation." And when I looked down, the people were all changed back to human, and they were thin, their faces sharp, for they were starving. Their ponies were only hide and bones. and the holy tree was gone.

And as I looked and wept, I saw that there stood on the north side of the starving camp a sacred man who was painted red all over his body, and he held a spear as he walked into the center of the people, and there he lay down and rolled. And when he got up, it was a fat bison standing there, and where the bison stood a sacred herb sprang up right where the tree had been in the center of the nation's hoop. The herb grew and bore four blossoms on a single stem while I was looking--a blue, a white, a scarlet, and a yellow--and the bright rays of these flashed to the heavens.

I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength. For the people all seemed better when the herb had grown and bloomed, and the horses raised their tails and neighed and pranced around, and I could see a light breeze going from the north among the people like a ghost; and suddenly the flowering tree was there again at the center of the nation's hoop where the four-rayed herb had blossomed.

I was still the spotted eagle floating and I could see that I was already in the fourth ascent and the people were camping yonder at the top of the third long rise. It was dark and terrible about me, for all the winds of the world were fighting. It was like rapid gunfire and like whirling smoke, and like women and children wailing and like horses screaming all over the world.

I could see my people yonder running about, setting the smokeflap poles and fastening down their tepees against the wind, for the storm cloud was coming on them very fast and black, and there were frightened swallows without number fleeing before the cloud.

Then a song of power came to me and I sang it there in the midst of that terrible place where I was. It went like this:

A good nation I will make live.

This the nation above has said.

They have given me the power

to make over.

And when I had sung this, a Voice said: "To the four quarters you shall run for help, and nothing shall be strong before you. Behold him!"

Now I was on my bay horse again, because the horse is of the earth, and it was there my power would be used. And as I obeyed the Voice and looked, there was a horse all skin and bones yonder in the west, a faded brownish black. And a Voice there said: "Take this and make him over; and it was the four-rayed herb that I was holding in my hand. So I rode above the poor horse in a circle, and as I did this I could hear the people yonder calling for spirit power, "A-hey! a-hey! a-hey! a-hey!" Then the poor horse neighed and rolled and got up, and he was a big, shiny, black stallion with dapples all over him and his mane about him like a cloud. He was the chief of all the horses; and when he snorted, it was a flash of lightning and his eyes were like the sunset star. He dashed to the west and neighed, and the west was filled with a dust of hoofs, and horses without number, shiny black, came plunging from the dust. Then he dashed toward the north and neighed, and to the east and to the south. and the dust clouds answered, giving forth their plunging horses without number--whites and sorrels and buckskins, fat, shiny, rejoicing in their fleetness and their strength. It was beautiful, but it was also terrible.

Then they all stopped short, rearing, and were standing in a great hoop about their black chief at the center, and were still. And as they stood, four virgins, more beautiful than women of the earth can be, came through the circle, dressed in scarlet, one from each of the four quarters, and stood about the great black stallion in their places; and one held the wooden cup of water, and one the white wing, and one the pipe, and one the nation's hoop. All the universe was silent, listening; and then the great black stallion raised his voice and sang. The song he sang was this:

My horses, prancing they are coming.

My horses, neighing they are coming;

Prancing. they are coming.

All over the universe they come.

They will dance; may you behold them.

(4 times)

A horse nation, they will dance.

May you behold them. (4 times)

His voice was not loud, but it went all over the universe and filled it. There was nothing that did not hear, and it was more beautiful than anything can be. It was so beautiful that nothing anywhere could keep from dancing. The virgins danced, and all the circled horses. The leaves on the trees, the grasses on the hills and in the valleys, the water in the creeks and in the rivers and the lakes, the four-legged and the two-legged and the wings of the air--all danced together to the music of the stallion's song.

And when I looked down upon my people yonder, the cloud passed over, blessing them with friendly rain, and stood in the east with a flaming rainbow over it.

Then all the horses went singing back to their places beyond the summit of the fourth ascent, and all thing sang along with them as they walked.

And a Voice said: "All over the universe they have finished a day of happiness." And looking down, I saw that the whole wide circle of the day was beautiful and green, with all fruits growing and all things kind and happy.

Then a Voice said: "Behold this day, for it is yours to make. Now you shall stand upon the center of the earth to see, for there they are taking you." I was still on my bay horse, and once more I felt the riders of the west, the north, the east, the south, behind me in formation, as before, and we were going east. I looked ahead and saw the mountains there with rocks and forests on them, and from the mountains flashed all colors upward to the heavens. Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy.

Then as I stood there, two men were coming from the east, head first like arrows flying, and between them rose the daybreak star. They came and gave a herb to me and said: "With this on earth you shall undertake anything and do it." It was the daybreak-star herb, the herb of understanding, and they told me to drop it on the earth. I saw it falling far, and when it struck the earth it rooted and grew and flowered, four blossoms on one stem, a blue, a white, a scarlet, and a yellow; and the rays from these streamed upward to the heavens so that all creatures saw it and in no place was there darkness.

Then the Voice said: "Your Six Grandfathers--now you shall go back to them."

I had not noticed how I was dressed until now, and I saw that I was painted red all over, and my joints were painted black, with white stripes between the joints. My bay had lightning stripes all over him, and his mane was cloud. And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.

Now two men were leading me, head first like arrows slanting upward--the two that brought me from the earth. And as I followed on the bay, they turned into four flocks of geese that flew in circles, one above each quarter, sending forth a sacred voice as they flew: Br-r-r-p, br-r-r-p, br-r-r-p, br-r-r-p!

Then I saw ahead the rainbow flaming above the tepee of the Six Grandfathers, built and roofed with cloud and sewed with thongs of lightning; and underneath it were all the wings of the air and under them the animals and men. All these were rejoicing and thunder was like happy laughter.

As I rode in through the rainbow door, there were cheering voices from all over the universe, and I saw the Six Grandfathers sitting in a row, with their arms held toward me and their hands, palms out; and behind them in the cloud were faces thronging, without number, of the people yet to be.

"He has triumphed!" cried the six together, making thunder. And as I passed before them there, each gave again the gift that he had given me before--the cup of water and the bow and arrows, the power to make live and to destroy; the white wing of cleansing and the healing herb; the sacred pipe; the flowering stick. And each one spoke in turn from west to south, explaining what he gave as he had done before, and as each one spoke he melted down into the earth and rose again; and as each did this, I felt nearer to the earth.

Then the oldest of them all said: "Grandson, all over the universe you have seen. Now you shall go back with power to the place from whence you came, and it shall happen yonder that hundreds shall be sacred, hundreds shall be flames! Behold!"

I looked below and saw my people there, and all were well and happy except one, and he was lying like the dead--and that one was myself. Then the oldest Grandfather sang, and his song was like this:

There is someone lying on earth

in a sacred manner.

There is someone--on earth he lies.

In a sacred manner I have made him to walk.

Now the tepee, built and roofed with cloud, began to sway back and forth as in a wind, and the flaming rainbow door was growing dimmer. I could hear voices of all kinds crying from outside: "Eagle Wine Stretches is coming forth! Behold him!"

When I went through the door, the face of the day of earth was appearing with the daybreak star upon its forehead; and the sun leaped up and looked upon me, and I was going forth alone.

And as I walked alone, I heard the sun singing as it arose, and it sang like this:

With visible face I am appearing.

In a sacred manner I appear.

For the greening earth a pleasantness

I make.

The center of the nation's hoop

I have made pleasant.

With visible face, behold me!

The four-leggeds and two-leggeds,

I have made them to walk;

The wings of the air, I have made

them to fly.

With visible face I appear.

My day, I have made it holy.

When the singing stopped, I was feeling lost and very lonely. Then a Voice above me said: "Look back!" It was a spotted eagle that was hovering over me and spoke. I looked, and where the flaming rainbow tepee, built and roofed with cloud, had been, I saw only the tall rock mountain at the center of the world.

I was all alone on a broad plain now with my feet upon the earth, alone but for the spotted eagle guarding me. I could see my people's village far ahead, and I walked very fast, for I was homesick now. Then I saw my own tepee, and inside I saw my mother and my father, bending over a sick boy that was myself. And as I entered the tepee, some one was saying: "The boy is coming to; you had better give him some water."

Then I was sitting up; and I was sad because my mother and my father didn't seem to know I had been so far away.

from Chapter 4: The Bison Hunt

When I got back to my father and mother and was sitting up there in our tepee, my face was still all puffed and my legs and arms were badly swollen; but I felt good all over and wanted to get right up and run around. My parents would not let me. They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life. I knew it was the Grandfathers in the Flaming Rainbow Tepee who had cured me; but I felt afraid to say so. My father gave Whirlwind Chaser the best horse he had for making me well, and many people came to look at me, and there was much talk about the great power of Whirlwind Chaser who had made me well all at once when I was almost the same as dead. Everybody was glad that I was living; but as I lay there thinking about the wonderful place where I had been and all that I had seen, I was very sad; for it seemed to me that everybody ought to know about it, but I was afraid to tell, because I knew that nobody would believe me, little as I was, for I was only nine years old. Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me.

[From this point much of Black Elk's narrative is taken up with the description of the suffering that his people endured at the hands of the "Wasichus" or White Men. By the time Black Elk was sixteen years old his tribe had been decimated, and what remained of his people would soon be subjected to living on the terms of the White Man, on what were to become Indian reservations. All during this time Black Elk avoids speaking of his vision to anyone, although he often draws strength from it privately. Eventually, however, his uncertainty about its significance and the continued secrecy begin to be too much for him.]

From Chapter 13: The Compelling Fear

I was sixteen years old and more, and I had not yet done anything the Grandfathers wanted me to do, but they had been helping me. I did not know how to do what they wanted me to do.

A terrible time began for me then, and I could not tell anybody, not even my father and mother. I was afraid to see a cloud coming up; and whenever one did, I could hear the thunder beings calling to me: "Behold your Grandfathers! Make haste!" I could understand the birds when they sang, and they were always saying: "It is time! It is time!" The crows in the day and the coyotes at night all called and called to me: "It is time! It is time! It is time!"

Time to do what? I did not know. Whenever I awoke before daybreak and went out of the tepee because I was afraid of the stillness when everyone was sleeping, there were many low voices talking together in the east, and the daybreak star would sing this song in the silence:

In a sacred manner you shall walk!

Your nation shall behold you!

I could not get along with people now, and I would take my horse and go far out from camp alone and compare everything on the earth and in the sky with my vision. Crows would see me and shout to each other as though they were making fun of me: "Behold him! Behold him!"

When the frosts began I was glad, because there would not be any more thunder storms for a long while, and I was more and more afraid of them all the time, for always there would be the voices crying!: "Oo oohey! It is time! It is time!"

The fear was not so great all the while in the winter, but sometimes it was bad. Sometimes the crying of coyotes out in the cold made me so afraid that I would run out of one tepee into another, and I would do this until I was worn out and fell asleep. I wondered if maybe I was only crazy; and my father and mother worried a great deal about me. They said: "It is the strange sickness he had that time when we gave the horse to Whirlwind Chaser for curing him; and he is not cured." I could not tell them what was the matter, for then they would only think I was queerer than ever.

I was seventeen years old that winter.

When the grasses were beginning to show their tender faces again, my father and mother asked an old medicine man by the name of Black Road to come over and see what he could do for me. Black Road was in a tepee all alone with me, and he asked me to tell him if I had seen something that troubled me. By now I was so afraid of being afraid of everything that I told him about my vision, and when I was through he looked long at me and said: "Ah-h-h-h!," meaning that he was much surprised. Then he said to me: "Nephew, I know now what the trouble is! You must do what the bay horse in your vision wanted you to do. You must do your duty and perform this vision for your people upon earth. You must have the horse dance first for the people to see. Then the fear will leave you; but if you do not do this, something very bad will happen to you."

So we began to get ready for the horse dance.

Chapter 14: The Horse Dance

There was a man by the name of Bear Sings, and he was very old and wise. So Black Road asked him to help, and he did.

First they sent a crier around in the morning who told the people to camp in a circle at a certain place a little way up the Tongue from where the soldiers were. They did this, and in the middle of the circle Bear Sings and Black Road set up a sacred tepee of bison hide, and on it they painted pictures from my vision. On the west side they painted a bow and a cup of water; on the north. **white geese and the herb; on the east. the daybreak star and the pipe; on the south, the flowering stick and the nation's hoop. Also, they painted horses, elk. and bison. Then over the door of the sacred tepee, they painted the flaming rainbow. It took them all day to do this, and it was beautiful.

They told me I must not eat anything until the horse dance was over, and I had to purify myself in a sweat lodge with sage spread on the floor of it, and afterwards I had to wipe myself dry with sage.

That evening Black Road and Bear Sings told me to come to the painted tepee. We were in there alone, and nobody dared come near us to listen. They asked me if I had heard any songs in my vision, and if I had I must teach the songs to them. So I sang to them all the songs that I had heard in my vision, and it took most of the night to teach these songs to them. While we were in there singing, we could hear low thunder rumbling all over the village outside, and we knew the thunder beings were glad and had come to help us.

My father and mother had been helping too by hunting up all that we should need in the dance. The next morning they had everything ready. There were four black horses to represent the west; four white horses for the north; four sorrels for the east; four buckskins for the south. For all of these, young riders had been chosen. Also there was a bay horse for me to ride, as in my vision. Four of the most beautiful maidens in the village were ready to take their part, and there were six very old men for the Grandfathers.

Now it was time to paint and dress for the dance. The four maidens and the sixteen horses all faced the sacred tepee. Black Road and Bear Sings then sang a song, and all the others sang along with them, like this:

Father, paint the earth on me.

Father, paint the earth on me.

Father, paint the earth on me.

A nation I will make over.

A two-legged nation I will make holy.

Father. paint the earth on me.

After that the painting was done.

The four black-horse riders were painted all black with blue lightning stripes down their legs and arms and white hail spots on their hips, and there were blue streaks of lightning on the horses' legs.

The white-horse riders were painted all white with red streaks of lightning on their arms and legs, and on the legs of the horses there were streaks of red lightning, and all the white riders wore plumes of white horse hair on their heads to look like geese.

The riders of the sorrels of the east were painted all red with straight black lines of lightning on their limbs and across their breasts, and there was straight black lightning on the limbs and breasts of the horses too.

The riders of the buckskins of the south were painted all yellow and streaked with black lightning. The horses were black from the knees down, and black lightning streaks were on their upper legs and breasts.

My bay horse had bright red streaks of lightning on his limbs, and on his back a spotted eagle, outstretching was painted where I sat. I was painted red all over with black lightning on my limbs. I wore a black mask, and across my forehead a single eagle feather hung.

When the horses and the men were painted they looked beautiful; but they looked fearful too.

The men were naked, except for a breech-clout; but the four maidens wore buckskin dresses dyed scarlet, and their faces were scarlet too. Their hair was braided, and they had wreaths of the sweet and cleansing sage, the sacred sage, around their heads, and from the wreath of each in front a single eagle feather hung. They were very beautiful to see.

All this time I was in the sacred tepee with the Six Grandfathers, and the four sacred virgins were in there too. No one outside was to see me until the dance began.

Right in the middle of the tepee the Grandfathers made a circle in the ground with a little trench, and across this they painted two roads--the red one running north and south, the black one, east and west. On the west side of this they placed a cup of water with a little bow and arrow laid across it; and on the east they painted the daybreak star. Then to the maiden who would represent the north they gave the healing herb to carry and a white goose wing, the cleansing wind. To her of the east they gave the holy pipe. To her of the south they gave the flowering stick; and to her who would represent the west they gave the nation's hoop. Thus the four maidens, good and beautiful, held in their hands the life of the nation.

All I carried was a red stick to represent the sacred arrow, the power of the thunder beings of the west.

We were now ready to begin the dance. The Six Grandfathers began to sing, announcing the riders of the different quarters. First they sang of the black horse riders, like this:

They will appear--may you behold them!

They will appear--may you behold them!

A horse nation will appear.

A thunder-being nation will appear.

They will appear, behold!

They will appear, behold!

Then the black riders mounted their horses and stood four abreast facing the place where the sun goes down.

Next the Six Grandfathers sang:

They will appear, may you behold them!

A horse nation will appear, behold!

A geese nation will appear, may you


Then the four white horsemen mounted and stood four abreast, facing the place where the White Giant lives.

Next the Six Grandfathers sang:

Where the sun shines continually,

they will appear!

A buffalo nation, they will appear, behold!

A horse nation, they will appear,

may you behold!

Then the red horsemen mounted and stood four abreast facing the east.

Next the Grandfathers sang:

Where you are always facing,

an elk nation will appear!

May you behold!

A horse nation will appear,


The four yellow riders mounted their buckskins and stood four abreast facing the south.

Now it was time for me to go forth from the sacred tepee, but before I went forth I sang this song to the drums of the Grandfathers:

He will appear, may you behold him!

An eagle for the eagle nation will appear.

May you behold!

While I was singing thus in the sacred tepee I could hear my horse snorting and prancing outside. The virgins went forth four abreast and I followed them, mounting my horse and standing behind them facing the west.

Next the Six Grandfathers came forth and stood abreast behind my bay, and they began to sing a rapid, lively song to the drums, like this:

They are dancing.

They are coming to behold you.

The horse nation of the west is dancing.

They are coming to behold!

Then they sang the same of the horses of the north and of the east and of the south. And as they sang of each troop in turn, it wheeled and came and took its place behind the Grandfathers--the blacks, the whites, the sorrels and the buckskins, standing four abreast and facing the west. They came prancing to the lively air of the Grandfathers' song, and they pranced as they stood in line. And all the while my bay was rearing too and prancing to the music of the sacred song.

Now when we were all in line, facing the west, I looked up into a dark cloud that was coming there and the people all became quiet and the horses quit prancing. And when there was silence but for low thunder yonder, I sent a voice to the spirits of the cloud, holding forth my right hand, thus, palm outward, as I cried four times:

Hey-a-a-hey! hey-a-a-hey! hey-a-a-hey! hey-a-a-hey!

Then the Grandfathers behind me sang another sacred song from my vision, the one that goes like this:

At the center of the earth,

behold a four-legged.

They have said this to me!

And as they sang a strange thing happened. My bay pricked up his ears and raised his tail and pawed the earth, neighing long and loud to where the sun goes down. And the four black horses raised their voices, neighing long and loud, and the whites and the sorrels and the buckskins did the same; and all the other horses in the village neighed, and even those out grazing in the valley and on the hill slopes raised their heads and neighed together. Then suddenly, as I sat there looking at the cloud, I saw my vision yonder once again--the tepee built of cloud and sewed with lightning the flaming rainbow door and, underneath, the Six Grandfathers sitting, and all the horses thronging in their quarters; and also there was I myself upon my bay before the tepee. I looked about me and could see that what we then were doing was like a shadow cast upon the earth from yonder vision in the heavens, so bright it was and clear. I knew the real was yonder and the darkened dream of it was here.

And as I looked, the Six Grandfathers yonder in the cloud and all the riders of the horses, and even I myself upon the bay up there, all held their hands palms outward toward me, and when they did this, I had to pray, and so I cried:

Grandfathers, you behold me!

Spirits of the World, you behold!

What you have said to me,

I am now performing!

Hear me and help me!

Then the vision went out, and the thunder cloud was coming on with lightning on its front and many voices in it, and the split-tail swallows swooped above us in a swarm.

The people of the village ran to fasten down their tepees, while the black horse riders sang to the drums that rolled like thunder, and this is what they sang:

I myself made them fear.

Myself, I wore an eagle relic.

I myself made them fear.

Myself, a lightning power I wore.

I myself made them fear,

Made them fear.

The power of the hail I wore,

I myself made them fear,

Made them fear!

Behold me!

And as they sang, the hail and rain were falling yonder just a little way from us, and we could see it, but the cloud stood there and flashed and thundered, and only a little sprinkle fell on us. The thunder beings were glad and had come in a great crowd to see the dance.

Now the four virgins held high the sacred relics that they carried, the herb and the white wing, the sacred pipe, the flowering stick, the nation's hoop, offering these to the spirits of the west. Then people who were sick or sad came to the virgins, making scarlet offerings to them, and after they had done this, they all felt better and some were cured of sickness and began to dance for joy.

Now the Grandfathers beat their drums again and the dance began. The four black horsemen, who had stood behind the Grandfathers, went ahead of the virgins, riding toward the west side of the circled village, and all the others followed in their order while the horses pranced and reared.

When the black horse troop had reached the western side, it wheeled around and fell to the rear behind the buckskins, and the white horse band came up and led until it reached the north side of the village. Then these fell back and took the rear behind the blacks, and the sorrels led until they reached the east. Then these fell back behind the whites, and the buckskins led until they reached the south. Then they fell back and took the rear, so that the blacks were leading as before toward the western quarter that was theirs. Each time the leading horse troop reached its quarter, the Six Grandfathers sang of the powers of that quarter, and there my bay faced, pricking up his ears and neighing loud, till all the other horses raised their voices neighing. When I thus faced the north, I sent a voice again and said: "Grandfather, behold me! What you gave me I have given to the people--the power of the healing herb and the cleansing wind. Thus my nation is made over. Hear and help me!"

And when we reached the east, and after the Grandfathers had sung, I sent a voice: "Grandfather, behold me! My people, with difficulty they walk. Give them wisdom and guide them. Hear and help me!"

Between each quarter, as we marched and danced, we all sang together:

A horse nation all over the universe,

Neighing, they come!

Prancing, they come!

May you behold them.

When we had reached the south and the Grandfathers had sung of the power of growing, my horse faced yonder and neighed again, and all the horses raised their voices as before. And then I prayed with hand upraised: "Grandfather, the flowering stick you gave me and the nation's sacred hoop I have given to the people. Hear me, you who have the power to make grow! Guide the people that they may be as blossoms on your holy tree, and make it flourish deep in Mother Earth and make it full of leaves and singing birds."

Then once more the blacks were leading, and as we marched and sang and danced toward the quarter of the west, the black hail cloud, still standing yonder watching, filled with voices crying: "Hey-hey! hey-hey!" They were cheering and rejoicing that my work was being done. And all the people now were happy and rejoicing, sending voices back, "hey-hey, hey-hey"; and all the horses neighed, rejoicing with the spirits and the people. Four times we marched and danced around the circle of the village, singing as we went, the leaders changing at the quarters, the Six Grandfathers singing to the power of each quarter, and to each I sent a voice. And at each quarter, as we stood, somebody who was sick or sad would come with offerings to the virgins--little scarlet bags of the chacun sha sha, the red willow bark. And when the offering was made, the giver would feel better and begin to dance with joy.

And on the second time around, many of the people who had horses joined the dance with them, milling round and round the Six Grandfathers and the virgins as we danced ahead. And more and more got on their horses, milling round us as we went, until there was a whirl of prancing horses all about us at the end, and all the others danced afoot behind us, and everybody sang what we were singing.

When we reached the quarter of the west the fourth time, we stopped in new formation, facing inward toward the sacred tepee in the center of the village. First stood the virgins, next I stood upon the bay; then came the Six Grandfathers with eight riders on either side of them--the sorrels and the buckskins on their right hand; the blacks and whites upon their left. And when we stood so, the oldest of the Grandfathers, he who was the Spirit of the Sky, cried out: "Let all the people be ready. He shall send a voice four times, and at the last voice you shall go forth and coup [hit] the sacred tepee, and who shall coup it first shall have new power!"

All the riders were eager for the charge, and even the horses seemed to understand and were rearing and trying to get away. Then I raised my hand and cried hey-hey four times, and at the fourth the riders all yelled "hoka hey," and charged upon the tepee. My horse plunged inward along with all the others, but many were ahead of me and many couped the tepee before I did.

Then the horses were all rubbed down with sacred sage and led away, and we began going into the tepee to see what might have happened there while we were dancing. The Grandfathers had sprinkled fresh soil on the nation's hoop that they had made in there with the red and black roads across it, and all around this little circle of the nation's hoop we saw the prints of tiny pony hoofs as though the spirit horses had been dancing while we danced.

Now Black Road, who had helped me to perform the dance, took the sacred pipe from the virgin of the east. After filling it with chacun sha sha, the bark of the red willow, he lit and offered it to the Powers of the World, sending a voice thus:

"Grandfathers, you where the sun goes down, you of the sacred wind where the white giant lives, you where the day comes forth and the morning star, you where lives the power to grow, you of the sky and you of the earth, wings of the air and four-leggeds of the world, behold! I, myself, with my horse nation have done what I was to do on earth. To all of you I offer this pipe that my people may live!"

Then he smoked and passed the pipe. It went all over the village until every one had smoked at least a puff.

After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked. I felt very happy, for I could see that my people were all happier. Many crowded around me and said that they or their relatives who had been feeling sick were well again, and these gave me many gifts. Even the horses seemed to be healthier and happier after the dance.

The fear that was on me so long was gone, and when thunder clouds appeared I was always glad to see them, for they came as relatives now to visit me. Everything seemed good and beautiful now, and kind.

Before this, the medicine men would not talk to me, but now they would come to me to talk about my vision.

From that time on, I always got up very early to see the rising of the daybreak star. People knew that I did this, and many would get up to see it with me, and when it came we said: "Behold the star of understanding!


From Chapter 18: The Powers of the Bison and the Elk

I think I have told you, but if I have not, you must have understood, that a man who has a vision is not able to use the power of it until after he has performed the vision on earth for the people to see. You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer. And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me. But the fear came and if I had not obeyed it, I am sure it would have killed me in a little while.

It was even then only after the heyoka ceremony in which I performed my dog vision, that I had the power to practice as a medicine man, curing sick people; and many I cured with the power that came through me. Of course it was not I who cured. It was the power from the outer world, and the visions and ceremonies had only made me like a hole through which the power could come to the two-leggeds. If I thought that I was doing it myself, the hole would close up and no power could come through. Then everything I could do would be foolish. There were other parts of my great vision that I still had to perform before I could use the power that was in those parts. If you think about my great vision again, you will remember how the red man turned into a bison and rolled, and that the people found the good red road after that. If you will read again what is written, you will see how it was.

To use the power of the bison, I had to perform that part of my vision for the people to see. It was during the summer of my first cure that this was done. I carried the pipe to Fox Belly, a wise and good old medicine man, and asked him to help me do this duty. He was glad to help me, but first I had to tell him how it was in that part of my vision. I did not tell him all my vision, only that part. I had never told any one all of it, and even until now nobody ever heard it all. Even my old friend, Standing Bear, and my son here have heard it now for the first time when I have told it to you. Of course there was very much in the vision that even I cannot tell when I try hard, because very much of it was not for words. But I have told what can be told.

It has made me very sad to do this at last, and I have lain awake at night worrying and wondering if I was doing right; for I know I have given away my power when I have given away my vision, and maybe I cannot live very long now. But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all.

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NUMBER 132 AND 248 -


The Dream and the Reality

by Dee Finney



(I recommend printing this out to study)
(It is not an easy read on screen)


"And I looked and. lo, a Lamb stood on Mount Zion, and
with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his
Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a
voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and
like the voice of a great thunder; and I heard the voice
of harpers harping with their harps. And they sang as it
were, a new song..." Rev. 14:1-3.

Hopi elders say that the Earth Mother will soon "sing a
new song" or shift into a higher vibration. When this
happens the Earth’s grid will morph into a more complex
sacred geometric structure and all of life that is part of
the grid, including you and I, will be transformed.


7-20-2001 - DREAMS - For a long time, I dreamed about the number 132 in a geometric shape. It was a series of circles on a great circle.  I had this dream 3 times and in the last dream, I was trying to draw this shape and instead it came out with 248 circles. I couldn't determine where to place the circles on the circle to come out with 132 like I was shown.

In dream 4, I was in a room that had a TV or computer screen in front of me. The picture was in black and white, with a white background with the geometry in black. First there was a dot, then a dot within a circle ( 1 and 2)  However, the next shape was 4 which was 4 rectangles on a left angle across the great circle.  The rectangles were not flat, but more like an odd shaped box which I can't even draw much less describe or put a name to.   It was moving to joyous music which I believe to be in the key of F sharp. Then came the number 8, then 16. I lost track of the numbers after that because of the activity in the room.

Example: OP122-14 Allegro Moderato molto spiritoso F major 4/4 (Use Netscape for best listening)

Some men came into the room and I pointed out the pictures on the screen with the music.  They got all excited about it, but instead of watching the film which was cartoonish with dancing shaped and listening to the joyous music, they wanted to photograph the pictures on the screen.

But the men started arguing about what kind of camera to use to take the pictures and whether the flash of the camera would white out the screen and they'd have no photo at all and about how long it would take to get various types of film developed, they missed the whole show.

Then, I was sitting in a room and my Father was sitting by my right side.  I saw that my right thumb had developed another right thumb at right angles to my regular thumb.  People told me to cut that extra thumb off, but I didn't want to. The extra thumb didn't bother me and didn't get in my way at all.  

I saw a tiny pearl forming at the juncture of the two thumbs where they came together and I knew that my Father had designed it that way. Once I had two thumbs, then I'd grow 4, then 8, then 12, just the way he planned it an I'd leave it alone because it was meant to be that way.

I then  had a vision of a clock which said 10 minutes to 3, but the 3 was in the 10 o-clock position ... the numbers on the clock were backwards and I was told that it was that close to the end of time.

I fell asleep and when I woke up, I was thinking about the clock and I had a vision of a little brown bunny rabbit on the floor. He lay down on a dark blue blanket and went to sleep.


The Dot

At the center of a circle or a sphere is always an infinitesimal point. The point needs no dimension,  yet embraces all dimension. Transcendence of the illusions of time & space result in the point of here and now, our most primal light of consciousness. The proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel" is being validated by the ever-increasing literature on so-called "near-death experiences". If our essence is truly spiritual omnipresence, then perhaps the "point" of our being "here" is to recognize the oneness we share, validating all "individuals" as equally precious and sacred aspects of that one.

The Circle

The circle is a two-dimensional shadow of the sphere which is regarded throughout cultural history as an icon of the ineffable oneness; the indivisible fulfillment of the Universe. All other symbols and geometries reflect various aspects of the profound and consummate perfection of the circle, sphere and other higher dimensional forms of these we might imagine.

The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, Pi, is the original transcendental and irrational number. (Pi equals about 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937511...) It cannot be expressed in terms of the ratio of two whole numbers, or in the language of sacred symbolism, the essence of the circle exists in a dimension that transcends the linear rationality that it contains. Our holistic perspectives, feelings and intuitions encompass the finite elements of the ideas that are within them, yet have a greater wisdom than can be expressed by those ideas alone.

Time Running Backwards: If you have somehow gotten past the idea that science is myth while religion always seeks truth and that time is running backwards and that the universe may end and go into chaos at any moment, you will get through this just fine.  

A myth is an explanation for what is going on with no evidence that supports the explanation and no invitation to find evidence.

A theory is an explanation for what is going on that has some support in evidence or at least stands ready to be supported or disproved by evidence.

If you are a hard line literal interpreter of the Bible, you must agree that lines like "there were giants in the earth" means that things were different and that any line beginning "and God created" means things change.  It is no small surprise that those who wrote the Bible stories, even if they understood this, did not have a vocabulary with which to describe it. Modern science lacks a way of saying it. We are being forced to use ungainly phrases like "time running backwards."

Murray Gell-Mann and James Hartle recently extended this idea to the whole Universe. They argued that if, as many cosmologists believe likely, the Universe was born in a Big Bang, will expand out for a finite time and then recollapse into a Big Crunch, the time-neutral quantum theory could describe time running backwards in the contracting half of its life.

The Thomson problem is the long standing mathematical problem of finding the ideal arrangement of point charges constrained to lie on the surface of a sphere. Like the Lennard-Jones clusters, the number of local minima increases exponentially fast with the number of charges. As a result, it is a standard problem for testing optimization.




The thumb represents the 'ether' energy or 'spirit'. In the Occult Doctrines, this Divine Breath, Spirit, ensouls the dust of the Four Physical Elements (which modern science describes as the Four States of Matter - plasma, gas, liquid, and solid; which are bound together by the Four Forces of Nature - strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravity). These states were identified by the early Alchemists as Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, abstract concepts which form the matrix upon which the layers of existence and reality are woven, like cloth on a loom. The symbology of the Breath of Life, Spirit, ensouled in the dust of the Four Elements was said to be exemplified by the human hand, with the thumb representing Spirit, and the other digits representing the Elements. Another cognate symbol is the ancient Pentagram, the five-pointed star, with each point signifying Spirit, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. The Egyptians called this symbol Khabs, which translates as both Star and God. As it is written in Liber AL vel Legis, the threefold Book of Law: "Every man and every woman is a star."

THE THUMB SYMBOLISM IN THIS DREAM: I didn't understand this right away.  It wasn't until I was working 3/4 down the page that I came upon the reference to the 'gates' to the New Jerusalem. All of a sudden it came to me that the 'pearl' between the two thumbs which represented the ether element/ the spirit that this is the 'gate' ... the way into the New Jerusalem. The gate is through 'spirit'.

Revelation 21:21 "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl; and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."

This speaks more about the gates. Every several gate, that is, every individual gate, was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. So this is not like earthly gold. This is pure gold, but it is transparent like glass.

Now every gate is of one pearl. Again we have to see that we're talking about something symbolic here. These are truly pearls of great price.

Now how can a gate be one pearl. How can it be hinged and have a frame and open, etc. This shows that it is figurative here. That could be you could carve it out of one big pearl but it doesn't get into that. It just says the gates were each of one pearl showing the costliness of them. Now certainly God could create a pearl as big as the gate of this city. But obviously this is a symbol. God uses the things that are precious and costly on the earth to show that there is something that is spiritually precious and costly.

Verse 12 said that the names of the tribes of Israel were on these gates of pearl. So it is a city encompassing both Old Testament and New Testament saints.

The Hands Chakra: Located at the center point between Thumb and Index Fingers. They direct the mechanical means of directing energy, as in Healing. colour varies from Orange to Blue during Healing. Cold hands signify some blockage.

The ring is a symbol of eternity and is the most effective way of making use of the planetary metals. The hand, with its fingers and thumb is the perfect correspondence to the four elements plus the ethereal realm of spirit. The thumb governs ether and the brain. The first finger corresponds to the element of air and the lungs. Fire rules the mid-finger and the intestines. Water rules the third finger and the kidneys, Earth governs the small finger and the heart. Harmony Rings can be worn on any of the fingers for therapeutic effects.

From Hindu Teachings:

Before creating the living entities in their different species of life, their living conditions were created by Brahma.

Brahma then gave up his body and began a new term of creation.

In the beginning Brahma created the four Kumaras; Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana and Sanat Kumara.

Brahma asked his four sons to generate progeny. The Kumaras declined, which made Brahma very angry. He tried to control his anger but it came out from between his eyebrows in the form of a child in a mixed colour of red and blue. The child was crying and was therefore called Rudra. He was given eleven places to reside. Rudra then began to increase the progeny of the universe with offspring resembling himself in every way. They attempted to devour the universe, which made Brahma very afraid. He told Rudra to go and perform penance and wait for the time of dissolution, when his services would be called upon.

Brahma then created ten sons:

1) Narada - born from Brahma's deliberation
2) Vasistha - born from Brahma's breathing
3) Daksa - born from Brahma's thumb
4) Bhrgu - born from Brahma's touch
5) Kratu - born from Brahma's hand
6) Pulastya - born from brahma's ears
7) Angira - born from Brahma's mouth
8) Atri - born from brahma's eyes
9) Marici - born from Brahma's mind
10) Pulaha - born from Brahma's navel

From: http://www.csuohio.edu/history/courses/his380/laufer/res.html

Daksa - a lord of created beings. The world was born from the (World-mother) on labour; from the world the regions were born. From Aditi Daksa was born from Daksa likewise Aditi (was born).

[NOTE: Aditi "is Mother, is Father, is Son . . . is all that is born, that will be born." Normally, however, Aditi is taken to mean the Great Mother from whom the world was born, as well as the mother of the gods themselves. Daksa is masculine and often referred to as the "primordial cause," the original power of wisdom. Daksa's personification fluctuates throughout the Vedas.]

Aditi, verily, was born, who is thy daughter, O Daksa. After her the gods were born, the blessed ones, companions of immortality.

When, O gods, like wizard-priests, you made the worlds to swell, then you brought forth the sun that had been hidden in the sea. There were eight sons of Aditi, which were born of her body. She went to the gods with seven; the (Sun-) bird she cast away. With seven sons Aditi went to the primal generation (of gods). She brought back the (Sun-) bird for alternate procreation and death. The seer who, in sacrificing all these worlds, took his seat as hotar-priest, our father--he, with prayer seeking wealth (i.e. sacrificing), concealing that which was first, entered into the later beings. What, verily, was that resting-place (support)? What manner of thing did he begin from, and how vast was it, that from which the All-maker, the all-seeing, creating the earth, unfolded the heaven by his might? With eyes and face in all directions, likewise with arms and feet in all directions, he welded (as a smith) them together with his arms, with fan-bellows, creating heaven and earth, the sole god. What, verily, was the wood, what the lumber, from which they carpentered out heaven and earth? You wise ones, with your wisdom inquire into that, upon what base he rested, establishing the worlds. These your highest places, your lowest also, and these that are your mid-most, All-maker, teach to (your) friends at the oblation, O Self-mighty One. Yourself offer sacrifice, prospering your own self (thereby). O All-maker, thriving on sacrifice, do you sacrifice for yourself (i.e. create, by the cosmic "sacrifice" of creation.) earth and heaven. Let other people round about stray helplessly; for us here let there be a generous patron. Let us summon today for aid at the (sacrificial) contest the Lord of Holy Utterance, the All-maker, who inspires the intellect. Let him take pleasure in our offerings, being helpful to all, working surely unto our support.

The Purusa [man as a cosmic being, a sort of world-giant] has a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet. He, encompassing the world on all sides, stood out ten fingers' lengths beyond. The Purusa alone is all this universe, what has been, and what is to be. He rules likewise over (the world of) immortality (viz. the gods), which he grows beyond, by (sacrificial?) food. Such is the extent of his greatness; and the Purusa is still greater than this. A quarter of him is all beings, three quarters are (the world of) the immortal in heaven. In his three-quarters the Purusa arose to the upper regions; a quarter of him, on the other hand, came to be here below. From this (quarter) he expanded manifoldly into the things that eat and those that do not eat (animate and inanimate beings). From him the Shining One (the cosmic waters) was born, from the Shining One (was born likewise) the Purusa. Being born (from the Shining One) he extended beyond the world, behind and also before. When the gods, with the Purusa as oblation, extended (performed) the (cosmic) sacrifice, Spring became the butter for it, Summer the firewood, Autumn the oblation. They consecrated on the sacred grass this sacrifice, (namely) the Purusa, born in the beginning. With him the gods sacrificed, the Sadhyas [ancient gods and demi-gods], and the Seers. From this sacrifice, offered as whole-offering, the ghee-mixture (the juice that flowed off) was collected; it made these animals--those of the air, of the jungle, and of the village. From this sacrifice, offered as whole-offering, the stanzas of praise (the Rigveda) and the melodies (Samaveda) were produced; the meters were produced therefrom, the sacrificial formulas (Yajurveda) were produced there-from. therefrom were produced horses, and whatever animals have (cutting-)teeth on both jaws. Cattle were produced therefrom, therefrom were born goats and sheep. When they divided the Purusa (as the victim at the cosmic sacrifice), into how many parts did they separate him? What did his mouth become? What his two arms? What are declared to be his two thighs, his two feet? The Brahman was his mouth, his two arms became the Rajanya; his two thighs are the Vaisya, from his two feet the Sudra was produced. The moon sprang from his thought-organ, the sun was produced from his eye; from his mouth Indra (war-god and soma-drinker) and Agni (the Fire-god), from his breath Vayu (the wind) was produced. From his navel arose the atmosphere, from his head the heaven evolved; from his two feet the earth, from his ear the directions. Thus they fashioned the worlds. Seven were his surrounding sticks (at the burnt-offering), thrice seven were made the pieces of kindling wood, when the gods, extending (performing) the (cosmic) sacrifice, bound the Purusa as the victim. With offering the gods offered the offering; these were the first (holy) institutions. Verily these powers have followed up to heaven, where are the Sadhya-gods of old.

The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number 5



From Strong's Bible Concordance

132 Aineas {ahee-neh'-as}
Aeneas = "laudable"
1) the name of a paralytic cured by Peter at Lydia

Stonehenge: The "Z" Holes Circle, immediately inward from "Y" Holes was a non-PHI, customised circle, the attributes of which are directly related to the sexagesimal/ septimal geodetic system for measuring the "ring of the Earth". The intended diameter of "Z Holes" was exactly 132 feet (1/40th of a mile). It will be remembered that the altar atop the Great Pyramid would have been geometrically configured to be 44 feet in length and 3 feet higher than its circumnavigating terrace, set at a height of 450 feet. This means that each outer face of the altar was 132 square feet, for a total of 528 for all 4 sides (coding the 5280 feet in the mile).

Alternatively, the altar would have included 2 geodetic, Earth navigational systems in its floor surface geometry. One circle, based upon a 44 feet diameter and marginally adjusted rendition of PI, produced a sexagesimal rim calibration of 138.24 feet. The rim was used for determining degree angles when working in linear (diameter) increments based upon "11 series" measurements (leagues, miles, furlongs, chains, rods/ perches, fathoms and links). Atop the pyramid, principles of navigation, based upon ocean traversals measured and plotted in leagues or breakdowns of leagues were taught in reference to this circle.

Another circle of 42 feet diameter produced a circumference of 132 feet (with a marginally adjusted rendition of PI). The 132 feet circumference circle on the Great Pyramid's altar was intended to convey 1/99000th of the ring of the Earth under its 11 series (league) geodetic assignment. The Menkaure Pyramid (under its PHI assignment) was 132 Megalithic Yards in length or 528 MY for a full perimeter circumnavigation.

The 132 number, therefore, occurs profusely in ancient geodetic endeavour. The way it was used on "Z Holes" was both in its diameter and, by consequence, circumference values. The diameter @ 132 feet represented 1/990000th of the ring of the Earth under the 24750 mile "11 series" assignment (the same length fraction as occurring on the Great Pyramid). It is also encrypted for mnemonic reference into the 9th segment of the Dynastic Royal Cubit shown above.   With the use of the "geodetic" rendition of PI at 3.141818182 (1728 ? 550) the circumference aspect of "Z" Holes was intended to be 414.72 feet (207.36 X 2). This circuit was intended to convey 1/315000th of the "ring of the Earth" under the sexagesimal/ septimal system…or 13.824 inches per degree of arc (note: the 44 feet diameter circle atop the Great Pyramid worked to a circumference of
138.24 feet…51.84 inches X 32 or 11.52 feet X 12).

The 414.72 feet in this circuit was also 17.28 inches X 288, 51.84 inches X 96 or 11.52 inches X 432.

If you think of an equilateral triangle ...projected to a tetrahedron ... that's 4 equilateral triangles put together. 4 X 33 = 132, which I think is a decimal harmonic of 13200 statute miles polar circumference of Mars. And 132 is 1/4th of 528 ... a decimal  harmonic of the number of Feet in a statute mile. Notice .... if we subtract the number of Feet in a statute mile from the polar circumference of Mars in statute miles ... we get ... 13200 - 5280 = 7920 .... the average diameter of Earth in statute miles.

132 divided by 4 = 33 (The age at which Jesus died on the cross)

132 divided bt 11 = 12 (The number of Apostles)

The harmonic of 132 = 1320 which is 3/4 of a mile in yards.

132 feet - 40 meters

132 divided by 6 = 22   There are 22 paths in the Tree of Life, and there are 22 Hebrew letters. The Hebrew letters came directly from God.

Just to note that the Sumerian story of Gilgamesh which would have occurred during the time of Genesis, as he was one of the 'giants in the land' was considered 3/4 god as 3 of his grandparents were extraterrestrials which could not die if they ate a certain plant from off the coast of Africa, and one was a mortal from the earth.

The average circumference of Mars is 13200 miles

Notice that "13200" is a nice binary decimal harmonic multiple of "33" ....13200 / 33 = 400 ... and what is "400" ? .... it's the ratio of The Sun size to  The Moon size !!!! .... 864000 / 2160 = 400 ...

The radioactive substances involved include niobium-92m, barium-133, palladium-103, chromium-51, trontium-85, strontium-86, iodine-132, americium-241, and calcium-45. Workers accidentally contaminated with plutonium-239 have also been tested, and tritium may also have been used in experiments. The Americans - who were called in to help monitor

Joe's Dream Voice Message #132:  132. 9-18-91 - "A certain node and a balanced code."

132 = White (light) (Hebrew), Man (Greek), God Divided (Hebrew)

Peanuts Backyard - a good math problem

The Philosophy of Rotation/Creation

Demythologisation in Axial Age India- The Singalovada Suttanta The relationship of the 6 directions

132 Buddhas pic

Details about this Buddha

Black Elk the Oglala Sioux of the Lakota Band also had a vision of the 6 Grandfathers which represented the 6 directions. "I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy." "The 6th grandfather went backwards in time, into youth, and when he became a boy, I knew that he was myself with all the years that would be mine at last. When he old again, he said, "My boy, have courage, for my power shall be yours, and you shall need it, for your Nation on the earth will have great problems."



A while back the Group mentioned forming Circles of Light. These are gatherings of like minded people who purposely make a difference with combined intention here on the planet. This was nothing new, as people have been forming these groups for years under different names. The Group mentioned Circles of Light as a reference to the circles of ever expanding light that is the true awakening now taking place on planet Earth.



From Strong's Bible Concordance

248 aloao {al-o-ah'-o}
AV - tread out the corn 2, thresh 1; 3
1) to thresh (such as at the harvest?)

FROM: http://members.aol.com/Sabrin1315/eqpent.htm

Venus is tied strongly to the pentagram because 365/225 (225 is the number of Earth-days in Venus's orbit around the sun) = 1.622, very close to 1.618, the fabled "Golden Ratio," used widely in Greek and Egyptian temple architecture as well as the art of da Vinci. The Golden Ratio is demonstrated in the pentagram in numerous ways, which may serve to explain why the pentagonal dodecahedron is the "uppermost" of the Platonic solids.

Since the difference is not exactly 72 degrees, the ninth Sun/Venus conjunction (the fifth one used to trace the pentagram) is one or two degrees off from the position of the first. In other words, the pentagram in the sky is slowly rotating! A full rotation, or return to the starting point, takes 248 years. Astrologers will note this is the orbital period of Pluto. In this time there are 31 Sun/Venus conjunctions; 31 has been the Key to the Book of the Law since Achad's observations (AL = LA = 31 in Hebrew; in English, 31 = NU, a form of Nuit's name that occurs frequently). Note also that 248 = THE QUEEN OF SPACE, THERE ARE FOUR GATES, and UNTO % NU. UN = 31 TO = 31 NU = 31, thus UNTO NU = 93.

Platonic and Archimedean solids and such plane figures as the Pentagram were powerful tools of Applied Magic. The Age of Reason banished such configurations to the realm of superstition.... Buckminster Fuller's search for a natural and truly rational coordinate system eventually led to the tensegrity concept and the construction of geodesic domes. Polyhedra and pentagrams, being proven useful after all, have been rescued from the limbo of superstition. (p. xv)

But where is the pentagram in Synergetics? Outside of a few brief comments offered by Loeb on the golden ratio in the pentagon, it is not shown outright; no, like all good magickal secrets, it has to be found "between the lines." The pentagram is found on the surface of the icosahedron and its sister shape the pentagonal dodecahedron, and on the geodesic dome which is derived from the icosahedron. Fuller writes:

" There are only three possible cases of fundamental omnisymmetrical, omnitriangulated, least-effort structural systems in nature: the tetrahedron, with three triangles at each vertex; the octahedron, with four triangles at each vertex; and the icosahedron, with five triangles at each vertex." [532.41]

When one places six triangles around a vertex, one gets a plane figure -- a hexagon -- and not a solid. Two triangles "around" a vertex fall together into a single triangle. So these are the only three possible shapes made entirely out of triangles.

The triangle, of course, is central to Fuller's system because "any polygon with more than three sides is unstable" (609.01). The triangle, being threefold, is an important figure for the English Qaballist in myriad ways. Firstly the triangle is half a hexagram; the triangle represents the trinity of the Book of the Law -- Nuit, Hadit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit; and of course, the triangle represents the numerous trinities inherent to the Tree of Life.

248: This number has a prominent place in Judaism  as it represents the numerical value of the first two words of the fundamental religious expression of monotheism, "Hear, O Israel."


Here are two customs related to saying the Shema. One custom is to cover your eyes as you recite the first line of the Shema. This is to enable you to concentrate on what you are saying rather than be distracted by anything happening around you. There is an ongoing debate in the tradition whether you need kavanah/intention while doing a mitzvah/commandment. There is agreement that when saying the Shema the first line (some say the first three lines) needs to be said with intention. The other custom is to gather in one hand the four tzitzit/fringes on your tallit/prayer shawl before reciting the Shema. When the tzitzit are mentioned in the third paragraph of the Shema, the tzitzit are then kissed.

The phrase el melekh ne'eman is recited before the Shema when you are praying by yourself. This practice originated with Jewish mystics who were concerned with the symbolic meaning underlying the words of the liturgy. These mystics counted the words of the Shema prayer and found that they added up to the number 245. The number 248 is important because traditionally it equals the number of positive commandments as well as the number of limbs  and organs in the body. When we pray in a minyan, the person leading concludes the Shema with three words-adonai eloheichem emet-thus giving us our desired total of 248. To get that total when praying alone, we add the phrase el melekh ne'eman before we begin the Shema. This phrase means God, the faithful king, yet the first letter of each of its three words makes up the word amen. Perhaps this phrase then is an expansion on the amen said to conclude the previous blessing.

The Echad of God

The number 248 also equals in numerical value the word Abraham. It was he who resolved the paradox that physical reality creates for so many spiritual seekers. Rather than escaping from the limitations imposed by living in the material world, he used it to act as a bridge to God.


"Allah dwells within the mosque that is your innermost heart," says Bawa. He believes that intention in prayer is very important along with a stilling of the mind. Bawa outlines the seven levels of consciousness (feeling, awareness, intellect, assessment, wisdom, divine analytic wisdom, and divine luminous wisdom) as opening up "the vast ocean of Allah's grace."

Whether discussing the five times of prayer, fasting, or purity, Bawa makes it clear that the whole world is a prayer mat to a Sufi. In his commentary on the words of dhikr — "la ilaha, illallah" — he notes that the words will vibrate like the strings of a musical instrument throughout the body "from every one of the 4,448 blood vessels in the body, from the 248 bones, from the ligaments, the nerves, the muscles, and even from the blood. It must emanate from the 105 million hair follicles and pores of the skin." This is an inspiring commentary on the Sufi devotional path.




"And I looked and. lo, a Lamb stood on Mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of a great thunder; and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps. And they sang as it were, a new song..." Rev. 14:1-3.

Hopi elders say that the Earth Mother will soon "sing a new song" or shift into a higher vibration. When this happens the Earth’s grid will morph into a more complex sacred geometric structure and all of life that is part of the grid, including you and I, will be transformed. Scientists have confirmed through examination of the geologic record that over the billions of years of Earth’s evolution it has changed from first a tetrahedral crystalline structure to a cube and octahedron configuration to the present combination of icosahedron and dodecahedron.

Present Earth Grid

What would the next stage in planetary evolution look like? Futurist Gordon Michael Scallion, in an article in the September 1997 issue of Earth Changes Report (116), describes his vision of the new earth grid as a network of interlocking decagons or ten-sided cells each containing ten subcells in the shape of a six-pointed star or Star of David. Geomancer Joseph Jochmans used his knowledge of sacred geometry and John’s description of the New Jerusalem to construct a new Earth grid that is almost identical to Scallion’s vision. In "Crystal Planet," (117) he writes, "Beyond the Platonic series of Solids is another form being generated out of the old Icosa Dodeca crystal. If you take an Icosahedron and join together with lines every other point inside the form, you create twelve pentacles or five-pointed stars. If you extend the outer edges of the Icosahedron and join these node points together, you create a second group of twelve pentacles or stars. This becomes the seed crystal that gives birth to a new crystalline form called a double penta dodecahedron, composed of twelve double pentacles equally spaced across the globe." .

The New Jerusalem

In Scallion’s grid, the cells vary in size inversely with population density, the points of each pentacle are connected to form the decagon shape, and the six-pointed subcells at the points of the pentacles are shown. In the next issue of Mandala of Light I will show the true grid structure superimposed over a map of the earth with ley lines connecting energy vortices at sacred sites.

Jochmann quotes from John to support his hypothesis of a double penta dodecahedron. He writes, "John ... described the coming New Jerusalem as... being ‘as long as it is wide as it is high,’ or geometric in shape. He described it as having "crowns’ or node points, and indicated that its structure would be based on ‘a golden measure’ or the golden mean proportion of 1 to 1.617. Significantly, the only geometric figure that is composed entirely of golden mean proportions is a five-pointed star or pentacle... The ‘twelve gemstones’ and ‘twelve gates’ of the New Jerusalem would be the twelve double pentacles faces of the Penta Dodeca crystal form." In Scallion’s vision they are the twelve decagons.

Both Scallion and Jochmann state that the new Earth grid will cause a change in the consciousness of mankind. Jochmann writes, "Because the bioelectric field of the human brain is intricately related to the geomagnetic field of the Earth, any energy shifts in the planet could cause corresponding transformations in the consciousness of humanity as a whole. Is the present spiritual awakening occurring among humankind around the world tied into the transition from one planetary crystal energy form to another? Are prophesied "earth changes" not something to be feared, but are simply signposts for both personal and planetary changes now happening, linked with the Earth’s crystalline metamorphosis? Will the apostle John’s vision of a coming world of universal peace and tranquility be our eventual Gift once the earth’s crystal transformations are complete? These are questions only the future will answer."

Scallion is more certain in his conviction of a transformation of consciousness. He writes, "This grid pattern... is what creates the blueprint, I believe, for DNA... Therefore, we will have new species of animals emerging, and a new species of people. This new human being will attain - if we were to judge him or her from the point of view of intelligence, telepathic abilities, healing abilities, and spiritual knowing - a kind of quantum jump in evolution from where we are now.... People today who are in harmony - well-balanced in most respects - are already tapped-in to the new grid structure."





Psalms 132: 1 - 18

1 A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. LORD, remember David and all that he suffered.
2 He took an oath before the LORD. He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,
3 "I will not go home; I will not let myself rest.
4 I will not let my eyes sleep nor close my eyelids in slumber
5 until I find a place to build a house for the LORD, a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel."
6 We heard that the Ark was in Ephrathah; then we found it in the distant countryside of Jaar.
7 Let us go to the dwelling place of the LORD; let us bow low before him.
8 Arise, O LORD, and enter your sanctuary, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
9 Your priests will be agents of salvation; may your loyal servants sing for joy.
10 For the sake of your servant David, do not reject the king you chose for your people.
11 The LORD swore to David a promise he will never take back: "I will place one of your descendants on your throne. 12 If your descendants obey the terms of my covenant and follow the decrees that I teach them, then your royal line will never end."
13 For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem ; he has desired it as his home.
14 "This is my home where I will live forever," he said. "I will live here, for this is the place I desired.
15 I will make this city prosperous and satisfy its poor with food.
16 I will make its priests the agents of salvation; its godly people will sing for joy.
17 Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but he will be a glorious king."



Jerusalem is without a doubt the most talked about the top news story in the world year after year. Since biblical times, no other place on the earth has received the attention that Jerusalem and Israel have. This no doubt also reflects the fulfillment of multiple prophecies concerning this city and its unique place in Gods will. The actualization of these prophecies in our day is proves that God exists, that the Bible is His Word and that the Jews are His chosen people.

Jerusalem is mentioned more than 800 times in the Bible. This city is the only one upon which God has bestowed His blessing and protection

Ps 132:13-14, " For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired [it] for his habitation. Psa 132:14 This [is] my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. "

and the only city for whose peace we are commanded to pray

Ps122:6.  -"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee"

God says He has chosen Jerusalem as the place where He has put His name forever

2 Chr 6:6; - "But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. "

2Chr 33:7; - "And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: "

Ps 46:4; - "[There is] a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the most High. "

Ps 48:1-8; - " [[A Song [and] Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, [in] the mountain of his holiness. Psa 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, [is] mount Zion, [on] the sides of the north, the city of the great King. Psa 48:3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. Psa 48:4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. Psa 48:5 They saw [it, and] so they marvelled; they were troubled, [and] hasted away. Psa 48:6 Fear took hold upon them there, [and] pain, as of a woman in travail. Psa 48:7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. Psa 48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

Ps 87:3. - "Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah"

The new heavens and new earth will contain "the city of my God ... new Jerusalem"

Rv 3:12; - "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name. "

Rv 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. "

That there will be a "heavenly Jerusalem"

Heb 12:22 - "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, "

After decades of pleading with Israel to repent of its idolatrous rebellion, God pronounced through Jeremiah His reluctant judgment upon His city and upon His land

Lv 25:23 - "The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land [is] mine; for ye [are] strangers and sojourners with me. "

Daniel referred to "the word of the Lord...to Jeremiah the prophet"

Jer 25:3-11, - "From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that [is] the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened. Jer 25:4 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending [them]; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear. Jer 25:5 They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever: Jer 25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt. Jer 25:7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. Jer 25:8 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words, Jer 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.   Jer 25:10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.   Jer 25:11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, [and] an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

 that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem"

Dan 9:2. - "In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. "

Two views define the prophesied 70 years of desolations:

1) that it began with the first taking of captives to Babylon about 605 b.c

2 Chr 36:6-7 -  "Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon. 2Ch 36:7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon. "

and ended with the Edict of Cyrus around 536 b.c.

Ezr 1:1-4, - "Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I [was] among the captives by the river of Chebar, [that] the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. Eze 1:2 In the fifth [day] of the month, which [was] the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity, Eze 1:3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him. Eze 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire enfolding itself, and a brightness [was] about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. "

allowing Jews to return to Jerusalem; or

2) that it began with the destruction of the temple and the city in 586 b.c.

Jer 52:7-14 - "Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which [was] by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans [were] by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain. Jer 52:8 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. Jer 52:9 Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him. Jer 52:10 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. Jer 52:11 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death. Jer 52:12 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth [day] of the month, which [was] the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, [which] served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, Jer 52:13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great [men], burned he with fire: Jer 52:14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that [were] with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about. "

and ended with the temples completion about 516 b.c.

The temple was restored and sacrifices resumed at the end of 70 years is established historically. The angel Gabriel told Daniel that after the Messiah had come and been "cut off" the temple and Jerusalem would be destroyed again.

Dan 9:24-27 -  "Seventy weeks" are decreed for your people and for your holy city: Then transgression  will stop and sin will end, guilt will be expiated, Everlasting justice will be introduced, vision and prophecy ratified, and a most holy will be anointed. (25) Know and understand this: From the utterance of the word that Jerusalem was to be rebuilt With streets and trenches in time of affliction. (26) After the seventy-two weeks, all annointed shall be cut down, when he does not possess the city; and the people of a leader who will come shall destroy the sanctuary. Then the end shall come like a torrent, until the end there shall be war, the desolation that is decreed. (27) For one week he shall make a firm compact with the many, Half the week he shall abolish sacrifice and oblation; On the temple wing shall be the horrible abomination until the ruin that is decreed is poured out upon the horror."

This post-Messiah destruction would leave the Jews for "many days without a king...and without a sacrifice..."

Hos 3:4 -  "For the people of Israel shall remain many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar." without ephod or household idols. "

Since the 70 a.d. destruction of the temple, Christs words have been fulfilled in history, however, their continued fulfillment today is at the heart of the Middle East crisis. Control of Jerusalem was the major issue breaking down recent peace talks at Camp David. Sadly, neither the Israelis nor the Arabs in their "peace" negotiations give heed to what God has decreed for His land and His city. UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali expressed the worlds true intent toward Israel: "The Jews must give up their status as a nation and Israel as a state, and assimilate as a community in the Arab world."

Throughout history Popes have opposed Gods prophecies and promises concerning Jerusalem. The Crusaders captured Jerusalem from the Muslims for the Church, not to restore it to the Jews to whom God, as the Bible repeatedly declares, had given it as a possession forever (Gn 13:14-15;  - 17:8;  -  Lv 25:23;  - Jer 31:35-40;  - Ezk 37:26).

Pope Urban II, organized the First Crusade in 1096, calling the Jews "an accursed race, utterly alienated from God" and urged the Crusaders to "start upon the road to the Holy Sepulchre to wrest that land from the wicked race and subject it to yourselves." Urban IIs offer of full forgiveness of sins for Crusade participants brought forth hordes of volunteers who, under the banner of the Cross, massacred the Jews, by the thousands all along the route to Jerusalem. The Crusade leader, Godfrey of Bouillon, vowed to avenge the blood of Jesus upon the Jews, leaving not one alive. Upon taking the City of David, the Crusaders chased the Jews into the synagogue and set it ablaze.

Roman Jerusalem

There were a number of improvements made to the city of Jerusalem carried out before and during the time of Herod, so that the poor people of Palestine might find some benefits to the Roman rule than just the aggrandizement of their new leaders. New city walls were added, and new water works, among which was a 7 mile aqueduct bringing water from Solomon's pools near Bethlehem brought a new sense of welfare to the town.

The people of Palestine were not as naive to Roman rule as the leaders had hoped and there were tax rebellions and skirmishes caused by the Zealots which ultimately drew out the military from the Roman empire. The emperor's son Titus came personally to put down the rebellion. The city was sieged by the Romans for four and a half months, which proved that the town had both incredible fortifications and water supply, but also that it had a population who weren't going to give up easily. However, eventually, Jerusalem once again lay in ruins, and the tax burden of the temple was ground down to nothing, noting again that Jeremiah's prophecy about incurring god's wrath through materialism came true. The Arch of Titus in Rome showed off the sacking of the temple, by carrying off the great seven pronged Menorah candlepiece as spoils.

After the destruction of the city, the Romans made certain that there would be no repeat of what had just happened by forbidding anyone to live in the city for 50 years. The 10th legion army was left behind to make sure of that. However, because of the destruction of the city, that act inspired neo-zealots: The Jews who survived, led in 132 by Bar Kochba, the Jews retook Jerusalem and inhabited it for 3 years.

In 135 Emporer Hadrian led a military campaign to put an end to the rebellion and established a Roman military city in its stead. A new city structure was laid over the ruins to ensure control. Hadrian changed the name of the city to Aelia Capitolina. Prior to this, the capitol of Palestine had been moved to Cesarea 100 years before this because of all the difficulties in Jerusalem. Jerusalem became a military outpost without any religious or political implications. On the temple mount, which was now outside the boundary of the city, statues of Hadrian and Anthony were erected , and a temple dedicated to Jupiter was built. Neither Jews nor Christians were allowed to enter the city. The walls were left intentionally unbuilt, The 10th legion army occupied the site of Herod's palace.


The Old Jerusalem

The name "Jerusalem" occurs 806 times in the Bible, 660 times in the Old Testament and 146 times in the New Testament; additional references to the city occur as synonyms.

Jerusalem was established as a Canaanite city (ca. 4000-3100 b.c.), occupying the southeast hill that currently bears the name "City of David." Steep slopes on each side of the hill provided a defensible site, and a spring at the foot of the hill provided necessary water. The earliest occurrence of the name appears in the Execration Texts of Egypt (18th to 19th centuries b.c.) as Rusalimum. The Amarna Letters from Late Bronze Age Egypt (14th century b.c.), written in the Akkadian language, include the name Urusalim. In Assyrian and Babylonian texts relating to the kingdom of Judah, Ursalimmu or a similar name appears.

Archaeological investigation of Jerusalem is difficult at best because of continued occupation; so even though no evidence exists for the sanctity of the site in Canaanite thought, scholars and religious groups support the assumption that the city had a religious center. The name Jerusalem consists of two elements: yrw and salem [el'v]. yrw may signify "foundation" or "city, " while salem [el'v] is the name of a deity. The name means either "the foundation of (the god) Shalem, " the patron-god of the city, or "the city of Shalem." This name by the meaning alone assigns a certain sanctity the city long before Biblical David acquired it.

Jerusalem in the Old Testament.


The first real occurrence of the name Jerusalem is in Joshua 10:1, but an allusion to Jerusalem appears in Genesis 14:18 with the reference to Melchizedek, king of Salem. Psalm 76:2  and (Heb 76:3) equates Salem with Zion. Theologically speaking, the Canaanite city of Shalem has become the Biblical city of Shalom, Peace. Prophetically, Isaiah spoke of the Prince of Peace (Shalom) who would reign on David's throne (in Jerusalem), a reference giving a messianic portent (Isa 9:6).


At the time the Israelites occupied Canaan, Jerusalem was known as Jebus, a shortened form for "City of the Jebusites." References in Joshua, Judges, and 1 Chronicles note that Jebus is another name for Jerusalem. The Romans also renamed the city Aelia Capitolina, but in both cases the older name was reinstated.

City of David.

Second Samuel tells of David's conquest of Jebus, exploiting the secret watershaft from the spring Gihon outside the city wall to its exit within the city. From that time on, David "took up residence in the fortress, and called it the City of David" . His subsequent construction of a palace made Jerusalem a royal city. His decision to rule from Jerusalem elevated a city, poorly situated for either trade or military activity, to capitol status. The politically neutral city, belonging to neither the northern nor southern tribes, also became his personal property.

David transformed Jerusalem into the religious center of his kingdom by bringing into it the ark of the covenant (2 Sam 6:1-19). Although David was not allowed to construct a temple, the arrival of the ark forever linked Jerusalem with the religious belief in Yahweh.

Solomon, David's son, enhanced the religious dimension of the city by constructing the temple of the Lord, symbolizing the presence of Yahweh in Jerusalem and Israel. David began the process of establishing the royal and religious nature of Jerusalem, but it was Solomon who transformed the former Jebusite stronghold into a true capitol and national religious center. The royal and covenantal functions of Jerusalem are linked in Psalm 2:6, where God announces that "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."



The New Heaven and New Earth

Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."

So they were passed away and did not exist anymore. Where it says the heaven and the earth fled away, the heaven spoken of is the physical heaven; the sky, the solar system, the universe. It's the physical heaven, the intergalactic heaven; it's this creation that passed away.

NOTE FROM DEE:  We have to remember that all dreams and visions can be symbolic as well as real.

"Passed away" = "to go beside", "gone away beside." You see what it means. They are no more; they don't exist.

"New" = new and different. It doesn't mean "new" in time. It means "new" in quality or form, of a different nature; new and different from what has come before. It's a new heaven and earth totally of a different order. They'll be of a new form and quality from this heaven and this earth.

1 Corinthians 2:9 "Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man all the things that God has prepared for them that love him."

Several other scriptures prove that this order of things is going to be totally done away with and will not exist anymore

1.) 2 Peter 3:7-14, - "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2Pe 3:11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, 2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 2Pe 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. "

Verse 7-- so this earth and heaven is reserved unto fire. It will be destroyed by fire. Verse 10a-- so the heavens will pass away with a great noise. Another translation says, "with a hissing noise". And the elements of which this universe is built shall melt with fervent or intense heat. So if the elements melt, we're not just talking about a fire of combustion. We are talking about a fire in which the very nuclei of the elements disintegrate. It is the whole atomic system. Everything dissolves, passes away. 10b-- the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Literally, shall be found or discovered.

NOTE FROM DEE:  Fire is a purifying force.

Verse 12-- so he repeats it for emphasizes. This creation is going to totally pass away and the elements melt. Verse 14-- it says that this heaven and earth will pass away, nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. That proves that it will be another creation all together. It is not this creation made better. Because it is only after this one passes away that he says, we look for a new heaven and a new earth.

2.) Isaiah 51:6

talks about this destruction of the heavens and the earth. The earth shall wax old like a garment.

3.) Matthew 24:35, Jesus said heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

4.) Psa. 46:6, The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

5.) Psa. 102:25-27 - Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands. Psa 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: Psa 102:27 But thou [art] the same, and thy years shall have no end.

6.) Isaiah 65:17 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind."

The Hebrew word for create means to cut, to carve out, to form by cutting to create or produce. It has connotations of " to carve out of nothing". It's always used of God's creative power. It's never used of man creating.

7.) Isaiah 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. "

8.) Hebrews 1:10-12 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: Hbr 1:11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; Hbr 1:12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

So the new heavens and the new earth are a new creation entirely; of a different kind, of a different order. It's not this heaven and earth renovated.

The New Jerusalem: The bride


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."

Now this is the same company of people we see back in Rev.19:7,8 - Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. Rev 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. "

And here again he sees her prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. The wedding feast is past and still here it says she is prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Now this is after the Millennium when the first heaven and earth are passed away, and John sees the new heaven and earth,

(Rev.21:1-2). And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. Rev 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.

That means that the wedding feast was just the beginning. She's now going to spend all eternity with her husband; she is still prepared for him. The vast reaches and sea of eternity lays ahead for them to be together. And she's prepared for him,

2 Cor.11:2; - " For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ"

Eph.5:25-27; - "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. "

Isaiah 61:10 - "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels. "

Isaiah 62:5 - "For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee. "

Now he sees this new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven. It's set in a context where this earth is already past away. She's coming down onto the new earth which will be the dwelling place of the righteous throughout all eternity.

Revelation 3:12 "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."

This is a promise to the Philadelphia church age which is the age we are living in now. See how it ties in with the new Jerusalem-- the bride that's seen here in Revelation chapter 21

A pillar is a permanent structural member of that temple. It's a strong supporting element of that temple. It's a prominent graceful, visible, beautiful element. This is quite a promise.

1 Tim.3:15 - "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. "

The true church of God is the pillar and ground of the truth. The true people of God are those which support the truth of God so that it can be held up and others can come in and find shelter under that truth because they are proclaiming it.

Galatians 2:9 - "And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we [should go] unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. "

Paul says that Peter and John and James seem to be pillars when he came to this council at Jerusalem-- they appear to be the strong ones who were the main strength and support in the church there.

1 Samuel 2:8 - "He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them. "

This compares the saints of God to pillars. Now he says, I will make this overcomer a pillar in the temple of my God.

The word temple in this verse is a specialized word, NAOS, it refers only to that inner intimate sanctuary where the glory of God in previous times came to dwell and where the priests came in to minister. Heron describes the whole temple enclosure including the courts. He says I'm going to make you a pillar in the intimate part of my temple, in the part where I dwell, where my glory is fully shown. If you were out in the court of the temple, you were near to the presence of God but you couldn't see the glory of God in the same way that the high priest could when he went into the holy of holies on the day of atonement. But I'll make you an intimate member of my temple he promises us.

And he shall go no more out. Literally "he shall no wise go out anymore." The true man of God fears going out. There's a holy fear. We saw this in Job. Job said-- the thing which I feared has come upon me. He meant that he was going into a trial that was so heavy, he feared lest in a trial he would turn back and grow cold and turn away from God.

The fact that Jesus says to this overcomer "he shall go no more out" is an indication that some time previously he did go out. Now how did those ones go out?

Isaiah 66:5, "Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These [are] a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day. "

It's a hard thing to be separated from your brethren. They had experienced this awful trial of rejection by their own brethren whom they loved and desired to bring the truth of God to set them free. They had been forced to stand alone to go out, to walk solitary if necessary for the sake of His name and the Revelation of that name. This is one aspect of the suffering the manchild will go through. Standing for the truth (no matter what!) sometimes is harder than physical persecution. The manchild coming out and being separate from the church that is sleeping into tradition.

So Jesus is saying don't worry if all around you are rejecting you and your message. I'm preparing an habitation for you that you will never be forced to leave. An eternal habitation in my intimate presence. This habitation that I'm preparing is you. You are the temple, you are the pillars. You are the building that I'm going to dwell in.

Isaiah 66:1,2  - "Thus saith the LORD, The heaven [is] my throne, and the earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that ye build unto me? and where [is] the place of my rest? Isa 66:2 For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith the LORD: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. "

The Lord is explaining where the place of my dwelling is located and asking where is the house that you will build me? For all those things my hand made. But to this man will I look to him that is humble and contrite and trembles at my word. This is the dwelling place that God is looking for. So we are promised a permanent station in glory a permanent position in the heavenlies, in the intimate presence of God.

Psa.132:13-18; - For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired [it] for his habitation. Psa 132:14 This [is] my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. Psa 132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. Psa 132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. Psa 132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. Psa 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish

Eph.1:20-22. - Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places], Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: Eph 1:22 And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church,

He says that I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

He says this name will be written upon the overcomer. In the Bible, we see Jerusalem as the capital of physical Israel throughout the Old Testament. This earthly Jerusalem is going to be the capital of God's kingdom on earth during the Millennium. And there the temple is, and the glory of God fills the temple and the truth of God begins to go out to all nations from Jerusalem. Israel becomes a glory among the nations.

We also see Jerusalem as God's holy bride-- as a heavenly Jerusalem, which is above and not this earthly city, but that glorious spiritual city to which the earthly city only pointed.

Several scriptures to show the heavenly Jerusalem

This one is written in allegory:

Gal.4:22-26 - For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. Gal 4:23 But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise. Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. Gal 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

So there's a heavenly Jerusalem and those who are born according to the promise, who have come by faith are citizens of that heavenly Jerusalem. It's a new covenant.

Heb.12:22 - "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, "

So that's what we've come to in the spirit, the heavenly Jerusalem. So as we're faithful to keep the word of his patience, we will be someday in that new Jerusalem.

Isaiah 65:17-19 - "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Isa 65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [in that] which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. Isa 65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. "

God said, "Behold, I create Jerusalem." It's being created because it's not a city of buildings. It's a city made up of people-- saints joined and builded together. That city is being built even now.

Isaiah 62:1,2  - "For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burneth. Isa 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. "

I will write upon him 3 things:

Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.

1.) The name of my God.

2.) The name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven.

3.) And my new name.

Hebrews 12:22, - " But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,"

Revelation 21:10 - "And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, "

The name of this new Jerusalem is her essence, her position as a bride. She is identified as the one, as the one which is above other women to stand in a love relationship with Jesus.

My new name.

So there's a new name indicating a further Revelation of God than was previously given. When we're caught up to be the bride, we will have a further Revelation of God than was previously given. In the Old Testament, God revealed Himself as El: the mighty one; the strong one. And as Elohim: the sum of all strength, the strong one of all strong ones, the plural of majesty, God. And as to His own covenant people, He revealed Himself as Yahweh, the I am, the covenant keeper, the one who is whatever His people need Him to be and went on and said I'm Yahweh your healer, shepherd, righteousness, banner, peace, and revealed Himself in these many ways. In the New Testament, He came unto His own and they received Him not. Yahweh Oshea or Yeshua or Jesus-- Yahweh the Savior, Yahweh comes in a body of flesh to save His people. Later, He's revealed as our bridegroom when we're joined unto Him. So it's possible that this new name could refer to the fact that Yahweh has become our husband or bridegroom.

Revelation 21:3 "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."

The tabernacle of God -- That is, the dwelling place of God. Now Jesus was called Emanuel, God with us,

Matt.1:23, - "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. "

This is saying, "God will be with us because we are in Christ, and so the tabernacle of God is with men."

Now in another sense, we are the tabernacle of God because we are in Christ. And in Christ, we have been made into a dwelling place of God through the spirit.

2 Cor.3:17, - Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.

So it is in our hearts that the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ is given.

Scriptures on the tabernacle of God

John 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. "

Dwelt means "tented" or "tabernacle". He tented among us.

It is directly related to the word tabernacle here in Rev.21:3. "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. "

We also need to know what the word 'WORD' means. It means 'thought' and 'thought' dwells among us and within us at all times.

The tabernacle of God is with men. That's a noun, and the verb form in John 1:14, he tented among us, is directly related to that.

2 Cor.5:19 - "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. "

1 Timothy 3:16 - "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. "

So Jesus was that tabernacle of God. But now Jesus has a body of saints in whom God is dwelling. Primarily it is Jesus, but then it is those in Jesus also. You have to include the Spirit- filled body of Christ as being that dwelling place of God.

Psa.132:13,14.- For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired [it] for his habitation. Psa 132:14 This [is] my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Eph.2:22, - "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. "

Eph.1:23 - "Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. "

So he fills all in all, but we are the fullness of him. He fills us, He fills all in all, and we become his fullness. He is dwelling and manifesting himself in us.

Rev.21:11 - "Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; "

This speaks of this new Jerusalem and it says, So she has the glory of God dwelling in her. So the tabernacle of God is with men.

Rev.13:6 - "And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. "

This speaks about this tabernacle. And it says concerning the antichrist, His tabernacle is them that dwell in heaven. So the tabernacle of God here in Rev.13:6 is them that dwell in heaven, the Raptured saints who got to heaven previous to that.

John 14:23. - " Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. "

God's glory will be revealed in His tabernacle, in His saints, in His bride- saints, the body of Christ which is now joined to Christ and becomes a manifestation of His glory. Where it says that the tabernacle of God is with men; we should tie it right back up into verse 2 where John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven. So God's glory is manifested in this company of saints who are in the bride. There are other saints who are not in the bride; they come into that city. But she is that city.

Revelation 21:4,5 "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. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me Write; for these words are true and faithful."

The implication is, I will make them new, not just in time but in quality. There will be a new order. I'll have a new creation. And in this creation there will be no more tears, death, sorrow, nor crying, neither pain; for former things are passed away. It is new and different creation altogether.

Revelation 21:6 "And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely."

It is done. In the vision as John is in that period of time it is done. Now the eternal plan of God, then, at this point is totally and finally and fully brought in. It is done. It is completed. God's work of making man in His image and His likeness and His plan in the earth is completely done, and in this new creation, all the effects of sin are erased. All the effects of sin were not erased in the Millennium. There was still sin and some effects of sin in the Millennium. But in this new creation, it is all erased. All aspects of the curse are gone. There's no more crying, sorrow, pain, nor any such thing.

And Peter said, only righteousness dwells there, 2 Peter 3:13.  "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."

Now he that sat upon the throne here says, "I am Alpha and Omega." So we know that it is Jesus here sitting upon the throne, Rev.1:8,11. - "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. Rev 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. Rev 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Rev 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send [it] unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. "

Revelation 21:7 "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."

The fact that John saw the bride doesn't negate the fact that others are in the new earth too, even if they are not a part of that spiritual city.

Inherit all things.

Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death."


If you take it as passive, it would be translated having been made disgusting. So he says the fearful, and unbelieving, and those having been made disgusting. And that is a great tragedy that the world should have that affect upon people to make them disgusting in the eyes of God. That's a great tragedy.

If you translate it "having made themselves disgusting". That is through the decision of sin that shaped their character into something that was abominable to God. And both of these things are true here. T


Ephesus was full of wizards, sorcerers, witches, astrologers, diviners of the entrails of animals and people who could read one’s fortune by the palm of the hand. And yet, after the preaching of Paul, the magicians publicly burned their books, “so the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed”

Acts 19:19–20. - "Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver. "

 Timothy and Erastus were with Paul, but he sent them to Macedonia, while “he himself stayed in Asia for a time”

Acts 19:22 - "So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season. "

Revelation 21:9 "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife."

Seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and those are the plagues of the seventh seal, of course. Now you have to remember that John is carried away in Spirit in the Lord's day. So he's still seeing the vision.

Rev.1:10. "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, "

See also  Dreams and Visions of Trumpets

The seven last plagues, of course, are already passed by this time, for you have a new heaven and new earth, etc... It's a vision of future things that will come to pass.

Revelation 21:10 "And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God."

So he sees that great city; now you can contrast that with the world's view of that great city as they speak of Babylon in Revelation 18:19. "And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

But God says, "I'll show you that great city. This is the great city." This is the city that is great in God's eyes.

Now he sees her descending out of heaven from God here. Now this doesn't mean she is descending out of heaven again a second time after she came down from God out of heaven in verse 2. It's the same descent out of heaven. But it is repeated here because this time he is going to, so to speak, zero in on her and begin to describe her in detail. So the event of her descent from heaven is repeated here, and now it goes into a detailed description of that new Jerusalem.

Rev.4:6. - "And before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind. "

That new earth is going to have the full presence of God upon it. And we'll have His presence every bit as much or more than we did before we came down onto that new earth. It is proper to say, "I'm going to go to heaven to be with Jesus for all eternity," because heaven is where Jesus is, in that wide sense. But the new earth is actually going to be our dwelling place, that new creation that He has for us, and He will be there with us just as fully as if we were in heaven, and so there is no lessening of glory here.

Revelation 21:11 "Having the glory of God; and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone clear as crystal."

Having the glory of God. So she has the glory of God. She possesses the glory of God.

And her light was like unto a stone most precious. So it is called the glory of God but it is dwelling in her. Therefore, it is called her light. Her light was like a stone most precious.

Even like a jasper stone. Now the jasper stone that we see in Rev.4:3 - "And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and [there was] a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. "

He that sat upon the throne was like a jasper and sardine stone. So he that sat upon the throne was to look upon like a dazzling purple-- hued stone sparkling and flashing, emanating rays that were scattered forth in splendor from this stone. It doesn't say that he was jasper, it says he was like a jasper.

Exo. 28:15 - "And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; [of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, and [of] fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. Exd 28:16 Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span [shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the breadth thereof. Exd 28:17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, [even] four rows of stones: [the first] row [shall be] a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: [this shall be] the first row. Exd 28:18 And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. Exd 28:19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. Exd 28:20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings. Exd 28:21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes. Exd 28:22 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. Exd 28:23 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. Exd 28:24 And thou shalt put the two wreathen [chains] of gold in the two rings [which are] on the ends of the breastplate. Exd 28:25 And [the other] two ends of the two wreathen [chains] thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put [them] on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it. Exd 28:26 And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which [is] in the side of the ephod inward. Exd 28:27 And two [other] rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the [other] coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod. Exd 28:28 And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that [it] may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. Exd 28:29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy [place], for a memorial before the LORD continually. Exd 28:30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually. "

Jasper was one of the stones in the high priests' breastplate.

John 19:2,5 - "And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put [it] on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

John 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. John 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. John 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And [Pilate] saith unto them, Behold the man! "

A purple robe was put upon Jesus. And Pilate put a sign that said this is Jesus the King of the Jews when they crucified him, and the Pharisees tried to get that sign edited to read: he said he was the King of the Jews. Pilate said, What I have written, I have written. God allowed that to be done prophetically because he was the King of the Jews. So this purple robe they put on him in mockery, God said well, you're doing a right thing because he is the King of kings. So he that sat upon this throne is the King of all kings,

1 Timothy 1:17. - "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. "

Rev.21:11 appears to be clear. And jasper stones did come in different colors; one is clear as crystal. The jasper stone represents royalty. She has the royalty of Christ and it is clear as crystal-- transparent-- Christ is seen in her clearly and she shall rule and reign with him.

Revelation 21:12,13 "And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates."

On the gates there is the names of the twelve tribes, Judah, Simeon, Levi, etc.. It seems to say that there are Old Testament saints as well as New Testament saints involved in this New Jerusalem bride city. So the bride encompasses all saints of all ages that attain to that high position of intimacy with Jesus that Paul was aspiring to attain to in Phillipians chapter 3. Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ, Phl 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Phl 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; Phl 3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Phl 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Phl 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Phl 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 21:14 "And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb."

So in these foundations there's the names of the apostles.

Eph.2:20 - "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; "

Revelation 21:15 "And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof."

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

So he measures the city and here's what it says

Revelation 21:16 "And the city lieth four- square, and the length is as large as the breadth; and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal."

This is like no earthly city. This is not a city on earth in the Millennium. 12,000 furlongs cubed. That means 12,000 statia. And that was a Roman measurement. 1 statis = 606-¾ feet. So 12,000 = 1379 miles long, wide, and high. That's a big city, indeed!

A city of such dimensions is impossible upon this earth of course, needless to say. And so we know that it is not upon this earth.

Revelation 21:17 "And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is of the angel."

So the wall is only 144 cubits and that is 216 feet high.

The numerical symbols of the wall seem to show the fullness of the heavenly kingdom, 12 x 12 = 144. So there's a full heavenly kingdom involved here.

Now the city's volume taking 12,000 x 12,000 x 12,000 statia is 1.728 x 10 to the twelfth power cubic statia, which means 17,280,000,000 cubic statia, which converts to 2.6223 x 10 to the ninth cubic miles. Multiplying that out you get 2,622,300,000 cubic miles.

Revelation 21:18 "And the building of the wall of it was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass."

The wall of it was of jasper. So the whole wall is one big precious stone. Pure gold, it's covered with God like unto clear glass.

Revelation 21:19,20 "And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald. The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eithth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoparasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst."

Now these stones of the foundation of the city are gems. Each one of these is one huge gem that is a foundation of the whole city and there are twelve, again speaking of the fullness of the heavenly kingdom, again we are speaking in symbols. There are 400 miles plus the length of each one of these precious stones. So this shows the wealth and the riches of God in this New Jerusalem, in a hyperbole.

Eph.2:7 "That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus."

Revelation 21:21 "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl; and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."

This speaks more about the gates. Every several gate, that is, every individual gate, was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. So this is not like earthly gold. This is pure gold, but it is transparent like glass.

Now every gate is of one pearl. Again we have to see that we're talking about something symbolic here. These are truly pearls of great price.

Now how can a gate be one pearl? Go back up to the top of the page and see the thumb symbolism. The whole description of the New Jerusalem is allegory. This means that each gemstone means something else. One has to discover what each gemstone means to decipher this message in the book of Revelation. How can it be hinged and have a frame and open. That could be you could carve it out of one big pearl but it doesn't get into that. It just says the gates were each of one pearl showing the costliness of them. Now certainly God could create a pearl as big as the gate of this city. But obviously this is a symbol. God uses the things that are precious and costly on the earth to show that there is something that is spiritually precious and costly.

Verse 12 said that the names of the tribes of Israel were on these gates of pearl. So it is a city encompassing both Old Testament and New Testament saints.

But the way pearls are formed is when a grain of sand or something like it gets inside an oyster and irritates it. The oyster, in order to protect himself from the irritation, begins to secrete this substance that surrounds the grain of sand and that substance hardens, becoming a pearl.

So perhaps we could make a parallel to our own lives and say that those trials through which we've gone, and those things that have irritated us, we have overcome and have made them into pearls and something precious. Our trials become something precious and they become our entrance into that holy city.

Revelation 21:22 "And I saw no temple therein; for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it."

So there is no temple worship in that city. The Lord and the Lamb are the temple of it. This is the true temple to which earthly temples only pointed to. So God is dwelling in Christ and that is the temple. It is a living temple. It's God Himself.

Revelation 21:23 "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

We see the same truth illustrated in a different way in v. 23. So the glory of the Lord did lighten it and the Lamb is the light thereof. Light means lamp. The glory of God did lighten it and the Lamb is the lamp thereof. The lamb is the lamp from which the light of God comes forth. He is the dwelling place of God. He is the vessel that God manifests Himself to us throughout all eternity.

We see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ as in 2 Cor.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. "

Also 2 Cor.4:17 - "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; "

2 Cor.3:18. - "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord. "

When we get there, we are going to relate to God in Jesus Christ. That is how we are going to know God throughout all eternity through His eternal dwelling place and lamp, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 21:24 "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it; (the bride), and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it."

There are nations of the saved. There are nations of people in that new earth. There will be those who are not part of that city but will dwell in that new earth. It calls them here, whether literally or figuratively, nations.

Rev.21:4 says that there will be no more death. Isaiah says a sinner during the Millennium being 100 years old shall die and be accursed.

Rev.21:22 says that there is no temple there and yet we see in Ezekiel that there is a temple in the Millennium. So this is not the Millennium that we're talking about. It's a new creation all together.

Revelation 21:25 "And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day; for there shall be no night there."

So the day is eternal and the light of that day is the light of God according to verse 23. It is not sunshine, it is the eternal light of God that gives eternal day to this New Jerusalem.

Revelation 21:26 "And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it."

These are the nations of the saved mentioned in verse 24. They are not earthly nations. They are not the nations of this creation. So the order there in that new earth is spoken of after the manner of what we see upon this earth.

Rev.21:2 where John saw the new heaven and the new earth, he saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, he saw this city. The bride is that city. The city is the bride, the dwelling place of God containing His glory, and the nations bring their glory and honour into it.

Rev.22:14 -"Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. "

So those that have the tree of life, that is, those who have eternal life, enter into the gates of this city, but that doesn't mean that the bride is entering into this city. She is this city. The city is not buildings in which saints dwell. The city is saints. John is not seeing a collection of glorified buildings coming down from God out of heaven.

It says in Rev.21:9, "Come hither and I will show thee the bride." I'm not going to show where she lives-- I'm going to show you her.

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and a high mountain and showed me that great city. So that great city, New Jerusalem, is the bride.

So the implication is that those who make up this city abide there; they don't go out. They are that city. They abide there. They stay there in the glory of God, continually.

You might make an analogy to the cherubim on the doors, walls, and ceilings of Solomon's temple; they were always there. People came in and out and they worshipped God. They didn't worship the temple. They didn't worship the cherubim. They worshipped God, but the cherubim were there all of the time. They never went out.

The glory and honour of nations which they bring would be their worship and their hearts toward God. That's the glory and honour that God is really seeking from us.

Revelation 21:27 "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."

So neither sinners or Satan, who is the cause of sin, shall enter that realm. There shall no wise enter anything that defileth. That thing that defileth literally means that which is common. There shall no common thing enter into it. That is, common in the sense of not being hallowed, not being sacred or holy.

But they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. So those which are written in the Lamb's book of life enter into it. So everybody in the book of life has access into it. Again it shows all have access into that city but not all are that city.

So the bride are the ones who totally give all to Jesus and fall in love with Him.

Revelation 22:1 "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb."

In the Millennium will be this river both sides lined with trees bearing fruit each month. The waters shall go down into the Dead Sea and the Dead Sea will have an outlet and it will be cleansed and be healed and there will be abundance of fish in the Dead Sea and they will go fishing there. This is a spiritual river.

In Revelation what we're seeing is something in the heavenly realm, in the eternal realm of which that river in the Millennium is just a picture. In the new earth, it has a much greater spiritual reality.

Moses gave the record concerning the river in the Garden of Eden. He said that a river went out from Eden to water the Garden and from thence it was parted into four other streams. So there was a river in the Garden of Eden. Again, that was a real river, but it pointed to something greater in the eternal realm. There's a spiritual river of God that we are going to partake of. And we're seeing paradise, here, being restored.

Jesus said: John 7:37-38; - "In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. "

John 4:13-14  - Jesus answered and said unto her, "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. "

Revelation 22:1 shows God in Christ as our eternal source of life and as our eternal source of existence and of all things. This river is coming out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. There is one throne here. It is the throne of God and of the Lamb, because God and the Lamb are one as Jesus said: My Father and I are one.

Revelation 22:2 "In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."

It is the tree of life which bare twelve manner of fruits. The original Greek text. It says, "it bares twelve fruits; it bares fruits, twelve. That doesn't necessarily mean twelve different kinds of fruit, but that each month it bears fruit. The first month it bears fruits, and another crop the next month; it is perpetually bearing. There are no seasons nor fluctuations in which some seasons there is fruit and in some there is not. There is always fruit on this tree of life. It's a perfect source of life and continual and uninterrupted life.

12 months is speaking in the manner of this earth and to show us that there is a continual bearing and fruitfulness in this garden of God, this eternal dwelling of God and the leaves were for the healing of the nations

In this metaphor the leaves are used for healing, just as we have some herbs upon earth now that are used for healing such as eucalyptus and camphor and menthol plants such as are used to make healing balms. God has good things planned for His people in eternity.

And where it says for the healing of the nations we should not think that there will be sickness there and therefore we need to have healing from the leaves of this tree.

The word healing could also be translated "health". The leaves were for the health of the nations. There is eternal healing or health given by God. There is no sickness and sickness is done away. That is why these leaves are for the healing of the nations.

Hebrews 11:14-16 also applies here -  "For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Hbr 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. Hbr 11:16 But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. "

God has prepared this city for those who walk by faith. And there God's people will partake of that new tree of life, spiritual life this time. And they will fellowship with their creator inside this city of God. In the Millennium the trees along the river were outside the city. It is not the same; here they are in the New Jerusalem.

What we're seeing here is a restoration of what Adam forfeited through sin when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. We're seeing that restored and far more in this new creation of God.

The promise of the tree of life is parallel with that first tree of life in Eden, and that was a pledge of constant life and fellowship with God, but it was broken in Eden because of Adam's sin. But here we see it restored.

Revelation 2:7;
- "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. "

Revelation 22:14 - "Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. "

The first tree of life is seen in Genesis 2:9. - "And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. "

There was a tree of life. There was also something else in the Garden of Eden that is not in the book of Revelation and that is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. There will not be any more temptation. We will have overcome all temptation. There will be no more need to be tested for our obedience, as Adam was by being told not to eat of that tree, because we have made our choices and we're in that realm never again to ever sin or make such a decision to sin.

Genesis 3:22-24 -  "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: Gen 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. "

Revelation 22:3 "And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him."

There shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. So the curse is set in opposition to the throne of God and of the Lamb. Where the throne of God and of the Lamb is, there is no curse. The curse involved sickness, laboring in the sweat of thy brow, thorns and thistles which are done away. The greatest part of the curse that is done away is sin and the devil. There will be no more tempter to steal, kill, and destroy; no more lies, battles, and oppressions of Satan. He'll give us the desires of our hearts as we delight in Him.

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 - "Then [cometh] the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 1Cr 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 1Cr 15:26 The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death. 1Cr 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under [him, it is] manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 1Cr 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. "

The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. The throne of God shows that He is reigning. If He has a throne, He is reigning. It doesn't mean He is in one place and He is not somewhere else because He is sitting on His throne, because God is omnipresent.

He promised the overcomers of Laodicea in Revelation 3:21 - " To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. "

They will be in the most intimate position with Him; they will be reigning with Him. A throne speaks of a king, speaks of reigning. We do see the truth here; the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. So there is only one throne; it's God in Christ reigning forever.

And his-- who is his? His, that is Him, is God and the Lamb. It is him, singular, God in the Lamb. We shall see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. That is how we relate to God through all eternity.

His servants shall serve him. There is a very real realm which we are existing in and we have activities and we are serving him. And the main activity, as it says here, is serving him. You could translate this as rendering sacred service unto him. It's a sacred service of worship and loving Him.

Revelation 22:4 "And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads."

And they shall see his face. That is a wonderful promise. That is, they shall be in His presence and know Him.

And his name shall be in their foreheads. Now earlier in Revelation 20:11, the very heaven and earth fled away before His face. He just exposed His face to it, as it were, and it fled away. And the Bible says there was no more place found for the heaven and earth. They were passed away just by the presence of His face.

But now we look upon that same face and we don't flee away and are not destroyed by it, because we are in an eternal realm seeing Him as His beloved ones.

1 John 3:2-"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. "

To Moses in Exodus 33:20-  he said, "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live"

- no man shall see God and live. The glorified saints shall see God in the face of Jesus Christ.

God and the Lamb are said to have one face and one name.

Concerning His name in their foreheads; read Revelation 2:17; - "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it]. "

Revelation 3:12; "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name. "

Revelation 7:3-4; -" Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. "

Revelation 14:1. - "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. "

We will have a new name indicating a new identity before Him and a new relationship with Him.

Revelation 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 forever and ever."

So there shall be no night there. Literally, night will be no more.

And they need no candle. That is, they do not need the light of a lamp is what it says in the best translations. They don't need the light of the lamp. Neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light. He is the source of light. He is the sun. He's the one who givest us light and life and all things.

And they shall reign forever and ever. Revelation 21:23-24; - "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof. Rev 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. "

2 Corinthians 4:4-6- "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. 2Cr 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 2Cr 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. "

1 John 1:5-- "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. "

God is light. God is spiritual light, in Him there is no darkness of unrighteousness at all. And He will give us eternal light of His presence.

Revelation 22:6 "And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done."

These sayings = these words, logoi, are faithful and true. God's words are true. Jesus said heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away (Matthew 24:35).

The Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel. Literally, the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets.

And he sent by his angel. We read that in Revelation 1:12-16. - And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; Rev 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Rev 1:14 His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire; Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. Rev 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength. "

So this prophecy sent from the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, is sent to John who was also a prophet and thus this prophecy is connected to all of the other true prophecies of God. They all have their end culmination in what John sees here. All point forward in the final analysis to what John sees here, the total restoration of all things and a total fellowship with God. So that is why it says the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets. It is showing that all the prophecies of God's word are encompassed here and they're culminated in what we are seeing here. All things being restored.

Revelation 1:1 - "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John: "

Revelation 4:1, "After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. "

God said that He was going to show him things that must occur quickly: And in 4:1 He said, I will show you things that must occur. In a sense, that these things even back in John's day must occur quickly because in God's eyes the time was an instant. The history of the earth is a speck of time in the great sea of eternity which is God's perspective. In another sense these things that must occur quickly, particularly the end time events, to us that means they are going to occur with speed. They are going to occur quickly. When they start happening, they are going to occur speedily. And God's going to wrap up all things quickly. He says He will do a short work in the earth.

Revelation 22:7 "Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book."

Today that saying is truer than ever before. "Behold, I come quickly". And He said that particularly to the Philadelphia Church age. He pointed that out to our age which is in the end of time. And He said, in chapter 3:11, "Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." He tells us hold fast, I am coming quickly. I might add, I am coming within your life time. So hold fast. He is coming to snatch away His bride.

Now he says: Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. A parallel passage is chapter 1 and verse 3: Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein. For the time is at hand. So He wants us to keep the sayings of this prophecy. That means to walk in them and be doing them. To have faith in them, believe what God is going to be doing and that He is going to be wrapping up all things and order your life, accordingly. Keep it by taking it into your heart and living according to it. It's living faith, He says here that's what will be blessed.

Revelation 22:8 "And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things."

He falls down before the angel to worship. Even in the prophet John, in his human flesh and weakness, was overcome by the splendor of the presence of this angel. And yet the angel says, No, I am your fellowservant. Don't worship me. If the angel was that glorious to behold, I think when John gets there he's going to be even more glorified if that angel was his servant.

Imagine the glory which we will see in the face of God if John was awed by this angel. In his own flesh and weakness, he felt compelled to fall down before this angel and yet he was told not to do it. Imagine what the effect is going to be upon us when we are in the presence of God. Love and adoration and wonder will compel us to worship Him. We won't have to stand around and decide whether we want to be in awe, we will be compelled to worship Him and love Him because of who He is. We will fall down before Him. We will be in awe. It will be all we want to do is worship Him because He is so wonderful. And there won't be any devil hindering our worship at all, or causing us to see things the way they are not, clouding up our minds.

Revelation 22:9 "Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God."

In Revelation 19:10, the probable meaning here where he says: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren, is not that I am a servant and you are a servant and we're fellowservants, but the Greek says: I am a fellowservant of you and of your brethren. In other words, I am a fellowservant. Now that means there are other servants, other angels who are serving you. And so I am a fellowservant along with the other servants of you.

So he says I am a fellowservant of you and your brethren. In other words, the truth that is being shown is also expressed in Hebrews 1:13-14. It says: But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Hbr 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

They are serving spirits to the heirs of salvation.

Revelation 22:10 "And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand."

The time is at hand. In Revelation chapter 1:10-11, he said send it to all these different churches. Don't seal it up, send it unto them. John said, " I was in the spirit on or in the Lord's Day and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet: saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, etc".... So the being says send it to the 7 churches. John. In a greater sense, send it to the church of all ages. Don't let this book be sealed up. It was never God's will for this book to be completely sealed up and called a mystery or an enigma or something that no one can understand. There are people and churches that teach that. He doesn't want it to be sealed up. He wanted it to be sent to all the churches. That doesn't mean that all the church ages were going to have the same understanding of that book available because God did say in another place to Daniel that in the last days knowledge shall increase. That is, mainly the knowledge of the things of God.

He said that these things were written for the time of the end. And so there will be and there is even now an increase of the knowledge of these things, but He wanted it to be open to the church of all ages. And not all the church ages have had an understanding of this book. But those who read it, even through all those church ages, it did give them vision and motivation. Even though they didn't fully understand it, it did give them a blessing. It caused them to realize the imminence of His coming. And it motivated them to walk with God. Even back in the Reformation, Luther and others, they were motivated by the prophecies of this book. And they believed that they were living in the last days. They believed that they were in the end times. And God allowed them to believe that because, in a sense, they were. Their lives were as a hand breadth and then they were going to be facing God. And so He wanted them to be motivated to walk with Him. He allowed His people of different times to believe that they were in that time of the end.

So He says the time is at hand, seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Let this message be known today.

Revelation 22:11 "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still."

What does that mean? Is God saying, Well, if you're a sinner, then I want you to stay a sinner. That's your calling. No, we know that's not true, because God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. First of all, it says, he that is unjust, let him be unjust still, and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still. That second word "filthy" there is passive. To be made filthy. He that is filthy, let him be made filthy still. He is being made filthy still by his own decisions and by allowing himself to be influenced by the things of the world.

He that is righteous, let him be righteous still. He that is holy, let him be holy still. The point is the decisions that people are making are forming their eternal destiny. And so he says if you are walking in a path that is unholy, then the end result is you are going to be unholy still. You are going to be eternally unholy.

If you are walking in righteousness and your desire is to know Him and to be like Him, you are going to be righteous still. There is a result of the decisions that we make and that we live.

Revelation 22:12 "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."

In God's eyes, even in John's day, he was coming quickly. And John wrote in his first epistle: He said we are living in the last days. Beloved, it is the last time. Today how much more intense is that prophecy when the truths in this book are really being unveiled as never before, he says I am coming quickly. Today it's like in an instant.

He says my reward is with me. Reward or wages to give every man according as his work shall be. So his coming is going to produce judgment for some and reward for others according to their works.

James 2:20-26. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Jam 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Jam 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? Jam 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Jam 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Jam 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way? Jam 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Revelation 22:13 "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."

Again we see that it's Jesus, none other than Jesus, who is speaking. And He is God, He is all in all. Chapter 1:17-- I am the first and the last.

Revelation 22:14 "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."

It says blessed are they that do his commandments. The best reading there for to do his commandments is wash their robes. Blessed are they that wash their robes. Again it shows decisions. He is stressing making the decisions in your life that are going to result in you being a part of that eternal city. He says wash your robes. Wash your robes by applying the blood of Jesus Christ to them. Wash them by decisions to separate yourself more and more from this world, and by taking His life and His strength and His love into you-- wash your robes: become like Him.

See Dreams of Laundry

Revelation 22:15 "For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."

That is, "without" or "outside the city." That does not mean that on the new earth there will be sin and whoremongers, etc... because we've already read in 2 Peter 3:13 that we're looking for a new heaven and earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. They're not going to be in that realm at all. They're going to be totally separated. You'd better be in the place in which you have access into this city because if you don't, you don't have eternal life.

Revelation 14 said . "Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. "

then comes :

Rev 22:15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

The implication is that those who have eternal life can enter in through the gates of this city. And we saw before that there were some who were in the city; they dwelt there. They were part of that city. Others bring their glory and honor into it.

"Dogs" were unclean animals in Israel. So they are the unclean; they are men who are unclean in God's eyes. So they are without or outside this realm of eternal life.

"Whoremongers" doesn't mean just having to do with prostitutes. "Whoremongers" in the Greek is a more general term. It means "fornicators". Those who engage in illicit sex of any kind. It's a general term for sex sins.

"Whosoever loveth and maketh a lie" The word there for loveth is "phileo" and that word means "to have strong affection for" or "to place a value" upon that lie for how it makes them feel and for the pleasure they get out of that lie. He says they are loving a lie; they're embracing that thing like a good friend and a buddy. And they're saying, this is my salvation; this is joy; this is what I'm putting my confidence in. They're loving a lie. And the lie is the whole world; it's all the deception of the whole world. Whoever loves the world and the deceptions therein is going to be outside that realm of eternal life. So John said, Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

1 John 2:15-16 - Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1Jo 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Don't love it! Come out of it!

Most of the world is involved in this saying here, "Whosoever loveth and maketh a lie", even those who are moral and upstanding. In some way or another if they don't know God and they're not putting their trust in Him; they are loving and making a lie.

Revelation 22:16 "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

Revelation 1:1-- "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John: "

It says he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John. So it's Jesus sending His angel. Again we're seeing Jesus as God giving this revelation.

"I am the root and offspring of David" As God, He is the root of David. As the Christ, the man, he is the offspring of David.

Revelation 22:17 "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."

"And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. In this age that the Spirit through the bride is saying, "Come." Now "Come" is singular here. That is, "Come individual." It's the singular form in the Greek. And this indicates an individual call upon each heart. God is dealing with individual hearts, and He's saying, you come, you come. I'm calling you for I love you personally. I desire that you as an individual would come and be a part of this kingdom of mine.

And the bride has been saying, "Come" throughout all past church ages. There has been a witness for the name of Jesus Christ. And today the bride is saying, "Come". And the call is going to intensify more and more as we approach that day when He takes us home.

"And let him that heareth say, Come. That is, him that heareth with spiritual ears. He that hears and gets the revelation in his heart; let him proclaim it and let him help get other people ready. Let him that heareth say, "Come". If it has effected your heart and you've got this revelation in your heart, bring it to others so that they may come.

"And let him that is athirst come." Now everybody is athirst in one way or another, but not everybody realizes what they're really thirsting for. But when they do, and they realize and they're honest with themselves that it's God they're thirsting after, then they're in a position to come.

"And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Or as "a free gift". It's a free gift. Let him just take it. Take it by faith. Take it by surrendering to God by faith.

We can partake of the waters of life freely now, and as we do partake of it, the end result will be that we'll eternally be partaking of those waters of life. We have eternal life now by faith, and as we continue to walk in it, we'll be there.

Revelation 22:18-19 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

That's an awesome warning! Don't add to this book. Don't subtract from this book. And I'm sure this was a great hindrance to those who wanted to come after and say, Well, the further revelation of John, etc... So anyway, it's a strong warning to anyone that would be tempted to do so. God is saying, I want this revelation to be clear. It stands complete in itself. It's all my people need along with me and my Spirit to get them there.

This applies specifically first of all to the book of Revelation because it says, the words of the prophecy of this book. There is prophecy in the whole book, but this specific reference is to this book alone.

Revelation 22:20 "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."

And so it is Jesus who is testifying these things. It is Jesus who is coming. Amen. So let it be. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. In spite of the plagues and the wrath that is going to be poured out upon the unbelieving, unwilling earth and world, yet God must have a bride. He has to have a people. That is why He made us and He is going to be glorified. And He is going to have a people who will serve Him and love Him. So seeing all these things that are going to come to pass, John's reaction to the whole thing in conclusion is, even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:21 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."

And then he closes by writing to all the saints of all time. That is written to all of us.



Jesus says that the "coming of the Son of Man" (KJV) will be something discernible or observable everywhere by everyone. This Arrival, Presence, or Coming will be like lightning which can be seen from horizon to horizon. Now you may be wondering about the cryptic statement in Matthew 24:28, ‘Wherever the corpse, there the eagles will gather in meeting.’

This is not the first time Jesus has said this. According to Luke he first stated this obscure enigma some weeks before, so the disciples are hearing it for the second time. This first mention is recorded in Luke 17:37, only here there is little more background. Jesus has explained that ‘in the days of the Son of Man . . . two will be in one bed: one will be taken along and the other abandoned. Two will be working at the grinding mill: one will be taken along and the other abandoned.’ Then the disciples ask, ‘(Taken along) where?’ To which Jesus answers in a word different from that in Matthew 24:28, ‘Where the Body is there also the eagles will gather to meeting.’ (Luke 17:34-37)

What may this mean?

If we understand the cryptic metaphor of the "corpse" or "body" to be the sacrificed Lamb, Christ, then those who are "taken along" will gather in meeting with Christ. It is left to Paul to explain some of   these details in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, and 1 Corinthians 15:50-53.

There will be no private appearances of the returning Christ in order to select individuals who alone discern this secret appearance. Rather, the manifestation or revealing

Luke 17:30 - "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. "

It will be visible to the entire globe and then the Chosen Ones will be "taken along" from either work or sleep, depending on the side of the globe they are on, all together at the same time, to a meeting with the Lord in the atmosphere.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; -  " For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. "

2 Thessalonians 2:1; - "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him, "

Matthew 24:31 - "And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. "

See also:  Dreams of Trumpets

But, will there be a "sign" just before this happens?


We saw how Jesus used a "sign" (Lamsa) to indicate to his First Century disciples when the desolation of Jerusalem was near, that is, within three and a half years of the "sign." Now, Jesus gives a second "sign" (semeion) to indicate the imminent deliverance of those disciples alive when the King returns. All three Gospels report this "sign" to follow after the three and a half years of Great Oppression.

Matthew 24:29-30, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. "

Mark 13:24-26, - "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, Mar 13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. Mar 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Luke 21:25-27 - "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Luk 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luk 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. "

Here is a sequence of events :

1) Celestial phenomenon or global darkness. (Matthew 24:29; "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: "

Mark 13:24; - "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, "

Luke 21:25 - "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; "

2) International anguish and fear as a reaction to this darkening. (Luke 21:25) - "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; "

3) The "sign of the Son of Man" appearing in the Sky or heaven. (Matthew 24:30) " And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. "

4) International lamentation. (Matthew 24:30) " And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. "

5) The global appearance of the Son of Man coming on clouds. (Matthew 24:30; " And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. "

Mark 13:26 - "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. "

It is likely this apocalyptic scenario is drawn from Jesus’ own knowledge of the Jewish prophets. For example, a general paraphrase corresponding to the Nazarene’s own words could be taken from Isaiah and Daniel: ‘For in the sky the stars and Orion will shed their light no longer, the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will no longer gives its light.... I am going to shake the heavens.... (Messiah) will give a sign to the nations.... Michael will appear.... The Son of Man will come on the clouds of heaven.’ ... And (Messiah) shall gather the lost ones of Israel from the four corners of the earth.’

Daniel 7:13 is used in the context of the second Coming, that is, not the first ascent but the second descent of Christ. It is because of the angel’s promise to the disciples at Acts 1:9-11 when Jesus was ascending on clouds in fulfillment of Daniel 7:13. This angel assured the Apostles that ‘this same Jesus will come in the same manner you viewed him going into heaven.’ Thus, Jesus is to return in the same atmospheric "clouds" in which he left. Jesus often used a compound paraphrase of Daniel 7:13 and Psalm 110:1. The Nazarene did use language like Daniel 7:13 with reference to his descension in his Second Parousia.

Daniel 7:13- "I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. "

Acts 1:9-11 - "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. "

Psalm 110:1 - "The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. "

The angel’s promise in Acts 1:9-11 it is reasonable to think that the disciples would have believed this meant Christ was to return invisibly. How could they understand anything else but that this "same Jesus" would return in the reverse order or manner, just as they had seen him ascend, but now a immortal life-giving spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:45-50 -  "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit. 1Cr 15:46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 1Cr 15:47 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. 1Cr 15:48 As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly. 1Cr 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1Cr 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. "

1 Peter 3:18 - "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: "

Acts 3:20, 21 -  "And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Act 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. "

Any argument presented that Jesus could not return visibly because he had sacrificed his fleshly body is misleading as an argument that the Son of Man cannot appear again. The Risen Christ, an immortal spirit, was seen by two unbelievers

1 Corinthians 15:7, 8 - "After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 1Cr 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. "

He himself makes it clear the earthly globe will "see" (opsontai) with the literal eye when he returns.

Matthew 24:30 - "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. "


What is to follow the Great Oppression, the bedarkened skies and the glorious appearance of the Son of Man?

Matthew 24:31 - "And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. "

Mark 13:27 - "And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. "

Draw comfort from Jesus’ words. Does it not say that ‘the Son of Man will send forth his angels and gather the Chosen Ones from all four directions of the compass’? Is this not the same moment mentioned in Daniel 7:21, 22: ‘This was the Horn I had watched making war on the Holy Ones and proving stronger (for three and a half years), until the Coming (or, Arrival) of the One Most Venerable, who gave judgment in favour of the Holy Ones of the Most High, when the time came for the Holy Ones to assume kingship’?

Luke uses different language which explains this angelic gathering of the Chosen. Luke 21:28 says, ‘But, as these things (celestial darkness and visible appearance of the King) start occurring, stand and look up because your deliverance is drawing near.’ Yes, this angelic gathering means "deliverance," evidently the same as described at Daniel 12:1, for it is the living Jesus is talking about. What exactly will take place then?

Jesus himself had spoken of a time when the believing dead would be raised to life and the living believers would never die. (John 11:25, 26) Could this time of "gathering" be that moment? Paul answers our question when he evidently alludes to these very words of our Lord

John 11:25, 26. - "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: Jhn 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? "

We find Paul’s explanation of what will happen at First Thessalonians, chapter 4, verses 15 to 17: ‘We can tell you this from the Lord’s own teaching (John 11:25, 26) that we who are still alive for the Lord’s Coming will not have any advantage over those who have fallen asleep. At the signal given by the voice of the Archangel and the Trumpet of God, the Lord himself will come down from heaven; those who have died in Christ will be the first to rise and only after that shall we who remain alive be taken up in the clouds, together with them, to meet the Lord in the air."

Therefore, this angelic "gathering"

2 Thessalonians 2:1 - "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him, "

will likely include first the resurrection of all the Christian dead

1 Corinthians 15:23 - "But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. "

Then, as the faithful dead wait for their loyal brethren, the living Saints of Daniel 7:22 - "Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. "

and the "chosen ones" of Matthew 24:21, 22, 31 - "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Mat 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. (31) And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. "

will be "caught away," or "snatched quickly," off this planet. The Greek word usually translated "caught away" is harpagesometha here in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 - "Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. "

Jerome, in the Fourth Century, translated this Greek word into Latin and used a word rooted in rapere from which the English gets rape, rapacious, or rapture. Thus, this being "caught away" could be called the Rapture.

According to Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:52 this "change" will occur in the thinnest slice of time, or an atomic moment, in the blink of an eye.

1 Corinthians 15:52 - "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. "

This is all consistent with the timing of matters as Paul has it in 1 Corinthians 15:22, 23: ‘For as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive. But, each one in their own order: Christ, a firstfruits; thereafter, those of Christ in his Presence (or, at his Arrival).’ Paul has the first person truly resurrected to be Jesus Christ the Nazarene and that was in the year 33 AD. No one else goes to heaven in a resurrection until the Return or Arrival and then it will be only those Christians who professed belief in him.

1 Corinthians 15:22, 23 - "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1Cr 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. "


Remember the disciples’ question in the King James Version had the expression "the end of the world" which has come to mean a fiery conflagration as the entire world is consumed with only the righteous surviving. If this view is correct why does Jesus not go on to conclude his answer with such a description? Or, even the use of the word "end"? Is it possible these words of the King James Version have been misunderstood? Or, mistranslated?

The Greek normally translated "world" in Matthew 24:3 is the word aioonos and not kosmos which is often translated "world." This word aioonos does not specifically mean the whole world of mankind or everyone living on the planet. According to Matthew the disciples did not use the word kosmos but aioonos. This is normally translated "age" and understood to be a particular period of time which has developed its own characteristics, such as Atomic Age or Age of the Dinosaurs, without any limitations to the length of it.

Matthew 24:3 - "And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? "

In fact, the King James Version often translates aioonos and related forms as "eternity," "forever," and also "world."

Acts 3:21; - "Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. "

Acts15:18; - "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. "

Romans 12:2; - "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. "

1 Corinthians 1:20; - "Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? "

1 Corinthians 2:6, 7, 8, - "Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 1Cr 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 1Cr 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. "

If the disciples had meant "the end of the world" as we have come to know it, why does Jesus not go on to explain such a total or complete "end"? On the other hand, if they meant just "the end of the (Jewish Temple) Age," it all makes sense. Jesus has already discussed this "end" and has moved on to the subject of his royal Return, or parousia, his Arrival as King. Note that Jesus never uses the word "end" (either telos or synteleia) after his description of the Great Oppression on Jerusalem. Does the Bible teach something else regarding the so-called "end of the world" as it might pertain to our future, or another generation’s future, that of our children or their children?

Many have taken these Greek words thlipsis megale (Great Oppression) to refer to something like Armageddon. However, a close consideration of the context where Great Oppression occurs, as well as their sources in:

Daniel 7:21, - "I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; "

Daniel 7:25 - "And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. "

Daniel 12:1, - "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. "

Daniel 12:7, - "And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished. "

This proves it is a period of persecution or oppression on the Chosen Ones, or Saints of the Most High, and not a tribulation on the world in general. The translation "great tribulation" can be misleading. That is why we prefer "great oppression" for it emphasizes that this tribulation, affliction, persecution, or oppression is against the Saints. It is not "the end of the world" or anything like an Armageddon. The Great Oppression occurs before Armageddon as we shall see in our consideration of the Apocalypse.

The phrase translated "end of the world" by the King James Version is literally "consummation of the Age." Hebrews chapter 9, verse 26, uses a nearly identical phrase, synteleia ton aionon, and clearly applies it to the Jewish Temple Age.

Hebrews 9:26 - "For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. "

Note also 1 Corinthians 10:11, ta tele ton aionon = the ends of the Ages.  "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. "

And so, we feel it ought to be clear that the disciples are asking about their "world" in the context of the Temple’s "end."


Jesus ends his lengthy answer, not with a picture of world doom, but a warning, counsel to all his disciples of any future Age or period. In the Books of Mark and Luke these are brief and limited to a couple paragraphs. Basically, they warn of the need to remain alert, awake, and in expectation of Christ’s Return. Essentially, Jesus says no disciple can know the time of his Return and must, therefore, remain on guard. Remember, even the Nazarene is ignorant of the "appointed time" of his own Parousia!

Luke has the Nazarene saying not to be lured into inattention, overeating, drunkenness and life’s anxieties. In Luke he assures his disciples, ‘For it (the parousia- Judgment) will come to all those on the entire globe. Keep awake and keep praying you will be strong enough to escape all that is about to occur and to hold your   stance before the Son of Man.’

Luke 21:34-36 - "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. Luk 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Luk 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. "

Matthew, on the other hand, has Jesus giving a number of parables which emphasize this matter of remaining alert and in expectation. There are four parables: the faithful and evil slave, the wise and foolish virgins, the parable of the talents, and, finally, the longest, the parable of the sheep and goats. All these parables have something in common: a good group and a bad group. Who cannot say these are warnings to   those Christian disciples particularly alive when the Master does return? There is another important element in these parables: judgment. For this reason it can be called the parousia-Judgment, that is, the Master’s inspection and accounting of his own Household upon his Return or Arrival. What is this judgment all about?


We have already seen how Paul teaches everyone will be resurrected but in a certain order.

In 1 Corinthians 15:21-24 - " For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead. 1Cr 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1Cr 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
1Cr 15:24 Then [cometh] the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. "

He lists principally, not counting Christ himself, two resurrections: a first and a last. The first, the resurrection of all professing Christians. The next, last or second, to occur later in what he calls "the end." We leave it to the Apocalypse to discuss this final or last Judgment.

Hebrews 6:2 - "Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. "

 The writer of Hebrews, whom many consider to be Paul, states this divine fact: ‘It is ordained that all men die, but after this, a judgment.’

Hebrews 9:26, 27 - "For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Hbr 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: "

In the case of Christian believers, all those who profess "Jesus Christ is Lord," will also be resurrected to face their judgment. Paul teaches, ‘For all of us must stand before the judgment of Christ to receive our award for the things done while alive, whether good or vile.’

2 Corinthian 5:10; - "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad. "

1 Corinthians 4:5 - "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. "

Peter makes it clear that this judgment ‘begins with the House of God.’

1 Peter 4:17 - "For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God? "

This is the parousia-Judgment which Jesus taught in his parables of the Master returning for inspection of his Household.

Ephesians 2:19; - "Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; "

1 Timothy 3:15 - "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. "

These are sobering matters for all professing Christians today, whether Christ returns in our lifetimes or not. Jesus’ teachings on these matters can be reduced to two: stay ready, and be kind and charitable to others. It is really a summary of all his teachings, including the Golden Rule. In the parable of the sheep and goats, the goats are such, not for evil deeds, but for failure to take positive, charitable and humane steps toward their fellows.

If Jesus’ teaching is anything, it is about loving interest in others, which is displayed by positive action with good and kind results. Whether the King returns in our lifetime or not, these will never change. All of us Christians will be held accountable for this day, today, regarding our speech and actions.

Matthew 12:36, 37; - "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. Mat 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. "

2 Corinthians 5:10 - "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad. "

A re-reading of the Sermon on the Mount (or, Song of Perfection) will assist in reminding each one of their duty to others. In affect, this day, as you read this, might well be the last page in your record book, that Book of accountability God keeps on all mankind. Do you not want what could be the last page to reflect what you really are as a Christian? Reflect on these parables and meditate on how you can better represent the humanity, good manners, kind actions, and Christ-like character demonstrated in these illustrations.



From: Revelation 14:1-5   Singing a New Song

The Lamb and His Companions

[1] Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. [2] And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound of harpers playing on their harps, [3] and they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth. [4] It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste; it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these have been redeemed from mankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb, [5] and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless.


14:1-16:21 The book now turns to the Lamb and to divine judgment (anticipating the victory of the Lamb). It stays with this theme up to chapter 17 at which point the powers of evil appear again (in various symbolic forms) and are subjected to the judgment of God. First we are shown the Lamb and his entourage (cf. 14:l-5); immediately after this the Last Judgment is proclaimed and a preliminary description given (14:6-20); the glory of the Lamb is again extolled (cf. 15: 1-4) and the unleashing of the wrath of God is further described in terms of the pouring out of the seven bowls (cf. 15:5-16:21).

In opposition to the powers of evil and the active hostility to God and the Church caused by the machinations of Satan stand the risen Christ and his followers, who sing in praise of his glory and triumph. These followers are those who have attained redemption; the salvation will reach its climax when the Kingdom of God is fully established (the marriage of the Lamb, and the heavenly Jerusalem: chaps. 21-22). In the meantime, although the Church has to do battle with the forces of evil, it can contemplate Christ "as an innocent lamb (who) merited life for us by his blood which he freely shed. In him God reconciled us to himself and to one another, freeing us from the bondage of the devil and of sin, so that each one of us could say with the Apostle: the Son of God 'loved me and gave himself for me' (Gal 2:20)" (Vatican II, "Gaudium Et Spes", 22).

1-3. It is highly significant that the Lamb stands on Mount Zion, in Jerusalem, which was where God dwelt among men according to the Old Testament (cf. Ps 74:1; 132:14; etc.) and where, according to certain Jewish traditions, the Messiah would appear, to join all his followers. The assembly, then, is an idealization of the Church, protected by Christ and gathered about him. It includes all those who belong to Christ and to the Father and who therefore bear his mark, which shows them to be children of God. They are so many that it is impossible to count them, but their number is complete: they are given a symbolic number which is 12 (the tribes of Israel) by 12 (the Apostles) by 1000 (a number indicating a huge scale): cf. Rev 7:3ff.

The one hundred and forty-four thousand are not yet in heaven (for the loud noise comes from heaven); they are on earth, but they have been rescued from the power of the beast (cf. 13:13-14). The verse from heaven symbolizes the strength and power of God; and the heavenly voice speaks with the gentleness of liturgical music. It is a new song, for it now sings of the salvation wrought by Christ (cf. 15:34) in the same style as the Old Testament chants the praises of God (cf., e.g., Ps 33:3; 40:2; 96:1). Only those who belong to Christ can join in this song and be associated with the heavenly liturgy: "It is especially in the sacred liturgy that our union with the heavenly Church is best realized; in the liturgy, through the sacramental signs, the power of the Holy Spirit acts on us, and with community rejoicing we celebrate together the praise of the divine majesty; when all those of every tribe and tongue and people and nation (cf. Rev 5:9) who have been redeemed by the blood of Christ and gathered together into one Church glorify, in one common song of praise, the one and triune God" ("Lumen Gentium", 50).

4-5. The text refers to those who are properly disposed to take part in the marriage supper of the Lamb (cf. 19:9; 21:2) because they have not been stained by idolatry but have kept themselves undefiled for him. St Paul compares every Christian to a chaste virgin (cf. 2 Cor 11:2) and describes the Church as the spouse of Christ (cf. Eph 5:21-32). The author of the Apocalypse is referring to all the members of the Church insofar as they are holy, that is, called to holiness; but the symbolism he uses also draws attention to the fact that virginity and celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven is a special expression and clear sign of the Church as Bride of Christ. Referring to the   chastity practiced by religious, the Second Vatican Council teaches that in this way they "recall that wonderful marriage made by God, which will be fully manifested in the future age, and in which the Church has Christ for her only spouse" ("Perfectae Caritatis", 12).

The one hundred and forty-four thousand are also those who have identified themselves fully with Christ, dead and risen, by denying themselves and devoting all their energies to apostolate (cf. Mt 10:   38). They also stand for those whom Christ, by the shedding of his blood, has made his own and his Father's property (like Israel, the first fruits of Yahweh: cf. Jer 2:3), that is, those who constitute a holy people like that remnant of Israel described in Zephaniah 3:13: "they shall do no wrong and utter no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue." The prophet's words refer to people who have not invoked false gods, but the Apocalypse applies them to those who are fully committed to Christ.


1. Matthew 11:17: "piped" (children in marketplace). "And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. "

2. Matthew 26:30: "had sung a hymn" (Jesus and apostles). "And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. "

3. Mark 14:26: "had sung a hymn" (Jesus and apostles). "And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives."

4. Luke 7:32: "piped" (children in marketplace). "They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. "

5. Luke 15:25: "music" (social festivity). "Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. "

6. Acts 16:25: "singing hymns unto God" (Paul and Silas in prison). - "And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. "

7. Romans 15:9-"I will sing unto thy name."

quotation from 2 Samuel 22:50 - "Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. "

or Psalm 18:49 - "Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. "

8. 1 Corinthians 14: 7-8: Instrumental music - "And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 1Cr 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? "

9. 1 Corinthians 14:15: "sing with the spirit, sing with the understanding" (in Christian worship). "What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. "

10. 1 Corinthians 14:26: "hath a psalm" (in Christian worship). "How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. "

11. Ephesians 5:19: "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (in Christian worship). "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; "

12. Colossians 3:16: "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (in Christian worship). - "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. "

13. Hebrews 2:12: "I will sing thy praise" " Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee"

quotation from Psalm 22:22 - "I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. "

14. Hebrews 13:15. "Through him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to his name" (in Christian worship).

15. James 5. -13: "let him sing praise" (in Christian worship, could be private). - "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. "

16. Revelation 5:8-9: "harp," "sing a new song" (four living creatures In heaven). " And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation "

17. Revelation 14:2-3: "voice as of many waters, … of great thunder, . . . and of harpers harping with their harps; and they sing as it were a new song" (144,00 with Lamb on Mount Zion). - "And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. "

18. Revelation 15:2-3: "'having harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses, and . . . the Lamb" (in heaven). - " And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Rev 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints. "


From Matthew Henry Commentary

Psalm 98

This psalm is to the same purport with the two foregoing psalms; it is a prophecy of the kingdom of the Messiah, the settling of it up in the world, and the bringing of the Gentiles into it. The Chaldee entitles it a prophetic psalm. It sets forth, I. The glory of the Redeemer (v. 1-3). II. The joy of the redeemed (v. 4-9). If we in a right manner give to Christ this glory, and upon right grounds take to ourselves this joy, in singing this psalm, we sing it with understanding. If those who saw Christ's triumph thus, much more reason have we to do so who see these things accomplished and share in the better things provided for us, Heb. 11:40.

A psalm.  Verses 1-3

We are here called upon again to sing unto the Lord a new song, as before, Ps. 96:1. "Sing a most excellent song, the best song you have." Let the song of Christ's love be like Solomon's on that subject, a song of songs. A song of praise for redeeming love is a new song, such a song as had not been sung before; for this is a mystery which was hidden from ages and generations. Converts sing a new song, very different from what they had sung; they change their wonder and change their joy, and therefore change their note. If the grace of God put a new heart into our breasts, it will therewith put a new song into our mouths. In the new Jerusalem there will be new songs sung, that will be new to eternity, and never wax old. Let this new song be sung to the praise of God, in consideration of these four things:—

I. The wonders he has wrought: He has done marvellous things, v. 1. Note, The work of our salvation by Christ is a work of wonder. If we take a view of all the steps of it from the contrivance of it, and the counsels of God concerning it before all time, to the consummation of it, and its everlasting consequences when time shall be no more, we shall say, God has in it done marvellous things; it is all his doing and it is marvellous in our eyes. The more it is known the more it will be admired.

II. The conquests he has won: His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him the victory. Our Redeemer has surmounted all the difficulties that lay in the way of our redemption, has broken through them all, and was not discouraged by the services or sufferings appointed him. He has subdued all the enemies that opposed it, has gotten the victory over Satan, disarmed him, and cast him out of his strong-holds, has spoiled principalities and powers (Col. 2:15), has taken the prey from the mighty (Isa. 49:24), and given death his death's wound. He has gotten a clear and complete victory, not only for himself, but for us also, for we through him are more than conquerors. He got this victory by his own power; there was none to help, none to uphold, none that durst venture into the service; but his right hand and his holy arm, which are always stretched out with good success, because they are never stretched out but in a good cause, these have gotten him the victory, have brought him relief or deliverance. God's power and faithfulness, called here his right hand and his holy arm, brought relief to the Lord Jesus, in raising him from the dead, and exalting him personally to the right hand of God; so Dr. Hammond.

III. The discoveries he has made to the world of the work of redemption. What he has wrought for us he has revealed to us, and both by his Son; the gospel-revelation is that on which the gospel-kingdom is founded—the word which God sent,

Acts 10:36. - "The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) "

The opening of the sealed book is that which is to be celebrated with songs of praise

Rev. 5:8, - "And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. "

because by it was brought to light the mystery which had long been hid in God. Observe,

1. The subject of this discovery—his salvation and his righteousness, v. 3. Righteousness and salvation are often put together; as

Isa. 61:10; - "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels. "

Isa 46:13; - "I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory. "

Isa 51:5- 8. - "My righteousness [is] near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Isa 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart [is] my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. Isa 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation. "

Salvation denotes the redemption itself, and righteousness the way in which it was wrought, by the righteousness of Christ. Or the salvation includes all our gospel-privileges and the righteousness all our gospel-duties; both are made known, for God has joined them together, and we must not separate them. Or righteousness is here put for the way of our justification by Christ, which is revealed in the gospel to be by faith,

Rom. 1:16-17. - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. "

2. The plainness of this discovery. He has openly shown it, not in types and figures as under the law, but it is written as with a sunbeam, that he that runs may read it. Ministers are appointed to preach it with all plainness of speech.

3. The extent of this discovery. It is made in the sight of the heathen, and not of the Jews only: All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God; for to the Gentiles was the word of salvation sent.

IV. The accomplishment of the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament, in this (v. 3): He has remembered his mercy and his truth towards the house of Israel. God had mercy in store for the seed of Abraham, and had given them many and great assurances of the kindness he designed them in the latter days; and it was in pursuance of all those that he raised up his Son Jesus to be not only a light to lighten the Gentiles, but the glory of his people Israel; for he sent him, in the first place, to bless them. God is said, in sending Christ, to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember the holy covenant,

Lu. 1:72. "To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; "

It was in consideration of that, and not of their merit.

Verses 4-9

The setting up of the kingdom of Christ is here represented as a matter of joy and praise.

I. Let all the children of men rejoice in it, for they all have, or may have, benefit by it. Again and again we are here called upon by all ways and means possible to express our joy in it and give God praise for it: Make a joyful noise, as before,

Ps. 95:1, 2. - "O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Psa 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. "

Make a loud noise, as those that are affected with those glad tidings and are desirous to affect others with them. Rejoice and sing praise, sing Hosannas

Mt. 21:9, - "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. "

sing Hallelujahs,

Rev. 19:6. - "And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. "

Let him be welcomed to the throne, as new kings are, with acclamations of joy and loud shouts, till the earth ring again, as when Solomon was proclaimed,

1 Ki. 1:40. - "And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them. "

And let the shouts of the crowd be accompanied with the singers and players on instruments

Ps. 87:7; - "As well the singers as the players on instruments [shall be there]: all my springs [are] in thee. "

Ps 68:25, - "The singers went before, the players on instruments [followed] after; among [them were] the damsels playing with timbrels"

as is usual in such solemnities.

1. Let sacred songs attend the new King: "Sing praise, sing with the voice of a psalm. Express your joy; thus proclaim it, thus excite it yet more, and thus propagate it among others."

2. Let these be assisted with sacred music, not only with the soft and gentle melody of the harp, but since it is a victorious King whose glory is to be celebrated, who goes forth conquering and to conquer, let him be proclaimed with the martial sound of the trumpet and cornet, v. 6. Let all this joy be directed to God, and expressed in a solemn religious manner: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, v. 4. Sing to the Lord, (v. 5); do it before the Lord, the King, v. 6. Carnal mirth is an enemy to this holy joy. When David danced before the ark he pleaded that it was before the Lord; and the piety and devotion of the intention not only vindicated what he did, but commended it. We must rejoice before the Lord whenever we draw near to him

Deu. 12:12, - "And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that [is] within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you. "

before the Lord Jesus, and before him, not only as the Saviour, but as the King, the King of kings, the church's King, and our King.

II. Let the inferior creatures rejoice in it, v. 7-9. This is to the same purport with what we had before

Ps. 96:11-13: - "Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Psa 96:12 Let the field be joyful, and all that [is] therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Psa 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Let the sea roar, and let that be called, not as it used to be, a dreadful noise, but a joyful noise; for the coming of Christ, and the salvation wrought out by him, have quite altered the property of the troubles and terrors of this world, so that when the floods lift up their voice, lift up their waves, we must not construe that to be the sea roaring against us, but rather rejoicing with us. Let the floods express their joy, as men do when they clap their hands; and let the hills, that trembled for fear before God when he came down to give the law at Mount Sinai, dance for joy before him when his gospel is preached and that word of the Lord goes forth from Zion in a still small voice: Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord. This intimates that the kingdom of Christ would be a blessing to the whole creation; but that, as the inferior creatures declare the glory of the Creator

Ps. 19:1, - "[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork"

so they declare the glory of the Redeemer, for by him all things not only subsist in their being, but consist in their order. It intimates likewise that the children of men would be wanting in paying their due respects to the Redeemer, and therefore that he must look for his honour from the sea and the floods, which would shame the stupidity and ingratitude of mankind. And perhaps respect is here had to the new heavens and the new earth, which we yet, according to his promise, look for

2 Pt. 3:13, -  "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. "

and this second mention of his coming (after the like,

Ps. 96:1-13 - "O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Psa 96:2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Psa 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. Psa 96:4 For the LORD [is] great, and greatly to be praised: he [is] to be feared above all gods. Psa 96:5 For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Psa 96:6 Honour and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary. Psa 96:7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Psa 96:8 Give unto the LORD the glory [due unto] his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. Psa 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Psa 96:10 Say among the heathen [that] the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. Psa 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Psa 96:12 Let the field be joyful, and all that [is] therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Psa 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

may principally refer to his second coming, when all these things shall be so dissolved as to be refined; then shall he come to judge the world with righteousness. In the prospect of that day all that are sanctified do rejoice, and even the sea, and the floods, and the hills, would rejoice if they could.

One would think that Virgil had these psalms in his eye, as well as the oracles of the Cumean Sibyl, in his fourth eclogue, where he either ignorantly or basely applies to Asinius Pollio the ancient prophecies, which at that time were expected to be fulfilled; for he lived in the reign of Augustus Caesar, a little before our Saviour's birth. He owns they looked for the birth of a child from heaven that should be a great blessing to the world, and restore the golden age:—

Jam nova progenies coelo demittitur alto—
A new race descends from the lofty sky;
and that should take away sin:—

Te duce, si qua manent sceleris vestigia nostri,
Irrita perpetua solvent formidine terras—

Thy influence shall efface every stain of corruption,
And free the world from alarm.

Many other things he says of this long-looked-for child, which Ludovicus Vives, in his notes on that eclogue, thinks applicable to Christ; and he concludes, as the psalmist here, with a prospect of the rejoicing of the whole creation herein:—

Aspice, venturo laetentur ut omnia saeclo—
See how this promis'd age makes all rejoice.
And, if all rejoice, why should not we?


I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord, sing to the Lord a new song, I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord, sing to the Lord a new song. With my heart rejoicing within, with my mind focused on him, with my hands raised to the heavens All I am is worshipping him.
Oh sing unto the Lord a new song, Oh sing to the Lord all the earth
Ps 96:1

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God! Many shall see it and fear, and trust in the Lord.
Ps 40:3

Sing unto him a new song, play skillfully with a loud noise. Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of 10 strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all of his work is done in faithfullness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the Lord, all kinds of instruments of fir,wood, on harps,on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymballs.
2 Sam 6:5

Sing aloud unto God our strength:
make a joyful noise unto the Lord of Jacob.

Ps 81:1

Oh come let us sing unto the Lord,
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Ps 95:1

Praise him with a timbrel and dance.
Praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Ps 150:4

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all the earth:
make a loud noise and rejoice and sing praise.

Ps 98:4

Then David and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing, on harps,on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymballs and with trumpets.
1 Chr 13:8

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands
Ps 100:1

I will sing a new song unto thee oh God: upon a psaltery; and an instrument of 10 strings will I sing praises unto thee.
Ps 144:9

Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together. For I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them, and make them rejoice for their sorrow.
Jer 31:13

They send forth their children as a flock; the little ones dance about.
Job 21:11





Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995
From: J M
Subject: Re: info on alien script

I am looking for some information concerning the UFO incident over Kalaharti Desert on 7 May 1989.In the crashed saucer a team of experts from the Valhalla Air Force Base found an alien script with 132 symbols. The script was very similar to that found in the Aztec flying saucer in 1949 and was subsequently turned over to Dr.William F. Friedman and Lambros P. Callihamos for study and interpretation.

Has anybody got more information on this topic ?

Thanks in advance,


The 132nd day of the year is May 13th


The first vision of the Virgin of Fatima was the 13th day of May in the year 1917 AD, that it to say the year 5921 from the Creation of the first man on Earth: ADAM.

The Messenger expressed to the shepherdess that: "You will come here six times, on the 13th of every month.

On the last month, October, I will declare who I am, with the purpose that you reveal  the Message to the Vatican."





The Holy City

Text: F. E. Weatherly  1892
Music: Stephen Adams  1892

Last night I lay asleeping,
There came a dream so fair;
I stood in old Jerusalem
Beside the temple there.
I heard the children singing,
And ever as they sang,
Me thought the voice of angels
From heav'n in answer rang;
Me thought the voice of angels
From heav'n in answer rang.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And then methought my dream was chang'd,
The streets no longer rang,
Hush'd were the glad hosannas
The little children sang.
The sun grew dark with mystery,
The morn was cold and chill,
As the shadow of a cross arose
Upon a lonely hill,
As the shadow of a cross arose
Upon a lonely hill.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Hark! how the angels sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And once again the scene was chang'd,
New earth there seemed to be;
I saw the Holy City
Beside the tideless sea;
The light of God was on its streets,
The gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter,
And no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night,
Or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away,
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Sing for the night is o'er,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna forevermore!





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8 August, 2008, 8-8-8
Arkansas (USA) : Blue Crystal of Knowledge 8-8-8
The Blue Crystal of Knowledge, located in the Crystal Vortex of Arkansas, would be the first activated The frequential triple date portal of the 8-8-8 it will launch into half strength and in so doing will also trigger the 144-Crystalline Grid into two-thirds functionality. The 8-8-8 activation of the Blue Crystal will trigger a sequential surge of axial tonal energy networking to the other eight.

In 2009 - we had the 9-9-9  and in 2010 - we will have 10-10-10 - in 2011 - we will have 11-11-11 and in 2012 - we will have 12-12-12

The 8-8-8 activation of the Blue Crystal will trigger a sequential surge of axialtonal energy networking to the other eight.
Four of these are scheduled to come on line on the 9-9-9, September 9th, 2009. These are the Om Crystal of Multidimensionality in Shasta, the Emerald Crystal of Healing in Arkansas, the Golden Crystal of Healing & Regeneration in Brazil, and the Sun-Moon Crystal at Lake Titicaca.
Indeed, what may be termed a Crystalline Network is tuned to the activation of the 144 Grid and correlates with the function of that termed the Golden Sun Disc. The activation schedule is as follows:
Arkansas :
Blue Crystal of Knowledge 8-8-8
Emerald Crystal of Healing 9-9-9
Platinum Crystal of Communication 11-11-11
Bimini Bank:
The Ruby Fire Crystal of Energy 12-12-12
Gold Crystal of Healing Regeneration 9-9-9 (Mineas Gerais)
Violet Crystal of Sound 10-10-10 (Bahia)
Mount Shasta:
Om Crystal of Multidimensionality 9-9-9
Tiajuanaco-Lake Titicaca, Bolivia:
Sun-Moon Crystal of Light 9-9-9
Crystal of Thoth 12-12-12

The Atlantean Temple of ONE
Near the Temple of One was what may be termed a center for advanced learnings, an exclusive university of sorts, for the select of the initiates of the scientist priest. It was called Atla-Ruum. Ruum is a word from the sacred frequential semantic of the Atlantean Golden race, a term meaning 'Mystery Initiate School'.
The tonal qualities of this term will open memories of many of you who were among the Poseidons, especially those of you who were among the Atla-Ra. This wisdom school taught advanced mathematics, physics, sacred geometry, hyper dimensional geometry, crystalline chemistry, alchemistry, energy dynamics as well as the disciplines of astral travel and achievement of multidimensionality.
Most of the faculty were of the Golden Race, yet included Ascended Masters such as Thoth, and Masters from the Pleiades, Arcturius, Andromeda and Sirius A and B. The Golden Race were tall beings, ranging in height from 9 to 12 feet by today's measurement. They were direct descendants of the Pleiadian Masters, and were very gentle, peaceful beings of an extremely high intelligence and resonance.
The Temple of One itself was located on a granitic mound located at the northern portion of Poseida in the sanctuary of the scientist priest, the Atla-Ra. The Temple of One was built to a very unique dynamic of sacred geometry, and the location was carefully and specifically chosen for its natural energy field, and celestial grid alignments.
The Om Crystal was situated in the center of the amazing Temple. It did not set on a base, indeed both ends of the Om Crystal are angled into points. It was held in suspension within a series of spinning rings that spherically surrounded it. These were of a metallic alloy, which condensed an antigravity field that suspended the crystal.
The entire apparatus could be angled for specific celestial alignments. The crystal itself attracted and emitted the plasmic anti gravitational plasma field. Sound, pure tones were used to both activate desired aspects of the Crystal as well as to calibrate the requisite density of the plasma. Differing tones and their correlating plasmic densities created specific oscillating colors within the antigravitational field. The crystal itself glowed in a silver hue that at certain angles and intensities changed to a white platinum violet shade.
The Atla-Ra adepts were able to utilize the Om Crystal for what is termed dimensional travel and time-travel. It served as a celestial cosmic port. Indeed it will amplify the ability of humans to seek travel in the astral and well beyond. Mount Shasta is already quite prolific in that capacity. Indeed the Om Crystal will exponentially increase that potential for all who seek such experience there.
Base Twelve Mathematics
While the cylindrical body of the crystal has 144 altering convex and concave facets, the two points are different. The base point has 1728 facets and the upper point 12 facets. Thus the sequence of 12 , 12 squared and 12 to the third power, as Atlantis and the Atla-Ra used the base 12 system of mathematics.
It may surprise you to know that the conversion to base ten mathematics, which occurred in most societies after the fall of Atlantis, was chosen because humans count with their ten fingers! The exceptions were the Sumerians and Mayans who used base 60 and base 20 respectively. It is interesting to note that human's still measure time within the duodecimal remnants of the Atlantean Base 12. Do you not count hours in phases of 12, as well as the months of the year?
We will tell you that in the future mankind will change the base system of mathematics to more closely align to the changing cycles of time. We have told you previously that time sequence is speeding up due to the altered ratio of inner core counter-spin to the earth's rotation. The time unit cycles occur more rapidly now, and are no longer in alignment. Your cycles are faster, but your measurement has not shifted as yet.
Now, as we have spoken about time cycle acceleration and the need to convert to a base twelve duodecimal mathematical system, the channel has queried as to the current validity of the triple number dates, which we have told you before are numerical portals that activate the major dodecahedronal facets of the 144 grid.
Activation of the 144 Crystalline Grid
Before we answer, let us review the activation process of the 144-Crytsalline grid. The grid is a complex geometry, the double penta-dodecahedron, which by specific design includes 144 pentagonal and triangular facets in a symmetrical crystalline matrix. The double penta dodecahedron is stellated, which means that each of the major twelve facets are raised in the center to form five sided pyramids. Thus there are 12 pentagonal pyramids.
Each facet in counted both on the base and pyramidally raised portion. So if you consider that each pentagonal surface contains 5 isosceles triangles and one pentagon, you have 72 facets. Additionally, each of the twelve stellated aspects have 5 triangles and one five sided pyramid, thus you, combine the surface and stellated portions to achieve the Master Number frequencial of the twelve squared-144. Do you understand?
Now the aspects of the triple dates, is quite interesting. After the millennia, there is a unique sequence of dates that occur from 2001 to 2012. The triple dates are numerical frequencies that uniquely occur in this abbreviated format, occur sequentially for twelve years as :
1 January 2001, 1-1-1
2 February 2002, 2-2-2
3 March 2003, 3-3-3
4 April, 2004, 4-4-4
5 May, 2005, 5-5-5
6 June 2006, 6-6-6
7 July, 2007, 7-7-7
8 August, 2008, 8-8-8
9 September, 2009, 9-9-9
10 October 2010, 10-10-10
11 November, 2011, 11-11-11
12 December 2012, 12-12-12
The grid significance is that the frequency of each triple date portal is designed to be the 'activation trigger' of one of the 12 major dodecahedrons surface base plates of the grid. Accordingly this axiom infers that the 144-Crystalline grid is launched into functionality by one twelfth each year from 1 January 2001 up through 12 December, 2012 when it achieves full programming input.
In the interim between 13 December and 20 December, it integrates full programming, and reboots into full launch on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012, the heralded and prophesied Ascension.
In aspect, a key piece of what takes place on the triple frequencial portal dates is around the 'human - grid' alignment to the Crystalline 144 grid. That is why these dates are being recognized by empaths as important dates for spiritual alignment gatherings across the planet. Indeed it is not specific astrological alignments that specialize the triple date portals rather it is the vibrancy of the numbers themselves that correlate to the 144 grid.
This kinetic is also impelling the renewed 12-strand helix of the Sun Disc to furbish a design schematic into the 144 grid, that provides, what may be termed the DNA programming of the pentagonal facets of the double penta dodecahedron.
Now, we have not forgotten the question raised by the channel, as to the current validity of the triple number dates, when talking into account the acceleration of time cycles and the need for a base 12 duodecimal measurement of mathematics. The answer is this, your measurement of the annual solar return is already in an approximate base 12, twelve-month system. And the count of the triple days is a 12 count, there are twelve of them. So in brief, yes the triple day portals are indeed valid.
The Speed of Light is Increasing
But we will add the caveat, that the full throttling of the 144 grid itself, on December 21st, 2012, will in fact increase the disparity , the difference between the quickening time unit cycles and your measurement of them. For not only will the new grid, upon its completion accent the time sequence ratio between the inner spin and outer rotational spin of the planet, it will also enable a greater velocity of light to bath the planet. Light will increase from its current approximated speed of 186,000 mps to well over 210,000 mps.
Part of this light acceleration will be contributed by the activation of the Atlantean crystals. Particularly will the Om Crystal of Shasta and the Sun-Moon Crystal of Light of Titicaca effect light velocity. Both of these are activated in 2009.
When all of these crystals are activated and networked in 2012, the effect will be prolific. Although this cycle will not reach its pinnacle until your year of 2020, because certain of the crystals activated in the twelfth phase of the 12-12-12, specifically the Fire Crystal of Bimini, will require up to eight years to fully activate.
Now we will add, that while there were nine omnipotent crystals relocated from Atlantis, there are others that were already in specific locations, and did not require movement. These have been in a state of semi dormancy and some in states of dysfunction. These will come into full power in 2012, triggered by the rebooting of the Crystalline Network.
Now these, with the exception of the crystalline units in Roslyn, Sri Lanka and Tibet, are not as large, technically complex or omnipotent as the nine originally located on Poseida. The major of these are located as follows:
Lake Baikal, Russia
Roslyn Scotland
Araphat Turkey
Montserrat Spain
Sri Lanka
South Pole
North Pole
There are also secondary, or what may be termed satellite crystals in many other locations including, Tasmania, New Zealand, Glastonbury, Argentina, Canada, Himalayas, Tanzania, France, Greece, Capetown, Chile, Arizona, Easter Island, Moscow and Greenland. To name a few.
These are less in size dimension and capacity yet none the less are connected to the major crystals and an intricate part of the network. These receive energy from, and are somewhat dependent on the axialtonal radionic frequency broadcast from the major crystalline units.
Activation of the Crystal of Om :
In a manner of speaking, these great crystals are akin to your computer systems, of course exponentially far more complex and potent, but there are certain similarities in their function. The great crystals will each go through something similar to a reprogramming and rebooting.
This process of programming and reboot, are specific to the increase of frequency and dimensional access of the earth matrix. It is not occurring to the aspects of the crystals and their higher networking that exist in other aspects of multidimensionality you see. In a sense what is occurring is a reformatting for the changing earth matrix.
The new moon of August 30, 2008 will begin the formatting and programming of the Om Crystal. The process will take just over 12 months for this complex crystal. It will go into what may be termed a warm- up phase, an idling stage, with specific programming during key astrological periods, including September 10-13, 2008, the equinoxes of 21 September, 2008, March 21, 2009, June 21, 2009, and the full lunar eclipse in July, 2009. It will launch into 25 percent power on the triple date portal of 9-9-9.
From the date of September 10 - 13, 2008 there are a cluster of five astrologic septiles, the most important being Saturn-Chiron. This is an important Portal Connection and Saturn facilitates materialization. It significance to the Om crystal is that the septiles angle is 51 degrees, exactly as the angle of the great pyramids and the Om crystal itself.
During these warm up phases, prior to activation it is well for humankind to direct their alignments into the Om Crystal. It is not for mankind to align or anchor the crystal per se, rather to align themselves to the energy of the crystal through the process of visualization and the sending of the vibration of love.
Tapping into the Crystal of Om
Now many of you may ask what is the effect the Om Crystal, indeed the Ascension itself, will have on me? How will the change from the 3rd to the 5th dimension effect me? The effect will be one of a sense of unity. There will not be a tangible sense of differentiation between the planar frequencies of the 3rd and 5th dimensions. It will rather be a blending. You will have a greater sense of well-being, a feeling of being more supported, and indeed of supportiveness within the self.
By 'tapping' into the Om crystal, you will feel a greater sense of balance; you will feel more joined to aspects of your multidimensionality, and indeed within physicality. The mind will access more freely its own compartmental aspects as the dimensions become melded. There will be less of doubt, less of feeling lost and fragmented, less of the internal questioning of what is right and what is not.
The mind will become unified, more integral. There will be less polarity per se, within duality. But it does not mean no duality, no polarity. Those that say the Ascension will end wars, will end hunger, will end fighting and greed, no that is not the case. But Dear Ones, all of those will lessen to visible degrees, the arc swing of duality extremes will be shorter.
The pendulous movement between extremes will somewhat vacillate. Choices will be clearer, pathways more succinct. The way of impeccability for each of you that choose to tap into the Om, to actively and fervently seek your own Ascension, will be more obvious to you than it is currently. In a sense a new paradigm, a new system of Knowingness will become available to you and will offer itself to all that seek it.
The effect then, is that you will find it easier to be fully present within the NOW. And always, the NOW, the eternal moment of the present NOW is the fulcrum of power. It may seem to be paradoxical from a 3rd dimensional perspective that by merging the many facets of multidimensional aspect, one is afforded greater focus within duality. But it is so.
It is so because it is the wholeness of multidimensionality that brings the integral nature of your true self, and within that wholeness is ones true causal self and therein exist more clearly Universal Truth. Within the Now of multidimensional time and geometric consciousness you are more creative, and you are more empowered and less at effect.
In that geometric field you are not at the effect of untoward issues, of stress, of problems. You are in the field of solution, of resolution, you see. You are at the control panel of your experiences.
Is there work to be done? Yes, of course. But tuning into the Om, into the higher dimensions, into multidimensionality offers the tools of mastery. Many of you have the notion that the soul is at 'rest' on the other side of what you term, the veil. Your epitaphs are inscribed with 'Rest In Peace'.
Dear Ones, there is peace, but it comes through work. Ascension to the celestial realm, Jacobs Ladder, in your metaphor, is not static! Dear Ones, you are either moving up or you are sliding down, its one or the other. By design consciousness swims upstream, or it gets moved downstream by the current. Consciousness is not stationary! And so, we offer no hope for the lethargic, so you see your pillowed concept of eternal rest is somewhat erroneous.
However, through traveling within yourself, you will discover the unity of your consciousness with other consciousnesses. You will discover that multi-dimensional love and energy charges consciousness with dynamic exquisite energy and movement to all things. This will invigorate the SELF; it will not lead you to want to sleep on the proverbial marbled steps of Heavens Gate. It will, instead, inspire you to take a better hand in the job of creation. For indeed there are 'energy packets' that offer extraordinary impetus to you as you ascend to each new level.
Consciousness is ever expanding, and so at every level, there is still another one higher to ascend into. And while from your 3rd dimensional stance within duality this may appear burdensome, it is not. That could not be further from the truth. Growth in consciousness is in fact embellished in vital streams of vigorous joy, such is the nature of consciousness, such is the complexion and disposition of 'First Cause'.
Indeed there are points of review, points of recharging, but these are not stagnant, indeed there is great activity and profound validity within them.

Dear Ones, the great crystal of Om, of Multidimensionality offers an incredible energy, that once launched on the 9-9-9, will have myriad effects on the Crystalline Grid and on the Ascension itself. The ability to 'tap - in ' to its energy will depend to a large degree on the light quotient of each individual. Its initial effects will be subtle, and graduate each year. It will indeed be in full motion by the 12-12-12.
I am Metatron, and you are Beloved! "
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Wynn Free: Do you have any idea how this magnetic shift might change consciousness?

Gregg Graden: The speculation is that there is a correlation between consciousness and magnetics. In order to understand how this connection might work, it is useful to compare it to a computor's memory. The magnetic fields in the memory are held in place through an electrical charge — a
trickle charge — within the computer itself. When the batteries in the computer die, the charge is gone, and the memory is lost. We have to reload the operating system.

Similarly, by researchers and descendents of indigenous peoples believe that when the earth goes through what science sees as a magnetic reversal, it also will be a great shift and cleansing of the earth's consciousness. There will be nothing holding all the magnetic patterns that have been put in place. So when we awaken from this shift, what becomes consciousness will be our truest
nature, our truest essence. And the memory of all of the evil or all the bad things or all of the grudges or the ego and we've held against one another as individuals and nations will not be part of that new consciousness, that new grid.

From that perspective, many traditions predict, sense, or speculate that we are nearing a time of what they call the Great Cleansing, and that this cleansing is happening at a level of core memory of consciousness.

Wynn: So is it possible to assume that in some way, our memory is connected to this magnetic field?

Gregg: I think so. I think that because of the strange accounts of the astronauts who left earth and went into space during the Apollo Program. In leaving the earth's atmosphere and circling the planet many miles above the surface, the affects of earth's magnetics were negligible. And the astronauts began to have experiences that they were not prepared or trained for, that were totally unanticipated.

When they were in space and looked back to earth, they began having insights and feelings, awakenings and awarenesses that they had never had when they were on the earth. It meant something different to each one of them.

In much the same way, friends of mine who went to Viet Nam were all changed when they came home. It changed everyone. For some, the change was so painful that they could never speak about it, and for others, the change was a catalyst in their lives and they spoke of it incessantly.

And I believe there was actually a PBS special that documented this same phenomenon with the astronauts, that they were never the same afterward. When they came back, there were some who didn't know what to do with their outer space experience. Some turned to drugs and alcohol. Others channeled the change that occurred within them in very positive, life-affirming projects.

One of this latter group was Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who founded the Noetic Sciences Organization in an effort to validate the phenomenon of human consciousness. Another astronaut undertook the search for Noah's Ark, and actually found it embedded in the ice on Mt. Ararat, right where the Bible said it would be.[1]

Wynn: So the implication here is that these astronauts, because they left the magnetic field of the earth, had some kind of spiritual awakening?

Gregg: They certainly went through a catharsis when they were no longer in the influence of the earth's magnetic field.

We also see something similar happening when we look at the magnetic fields of the earth. They are not constant over the surface of the earth, and
contour maps, available through United States Geologic Survey, show the varying intensities of magnetic fields over the surface of the earth — where magnetic fields have a very high intensity and where the intensity if very low.

Those fields have shifted over time, and may actually account for why populations of humans have migrated to the places they've migrated to. They might have been following these magnetic contours.

What happens is that in the places where the magnetics are very low, where their effects are negligible, tremendous change and innovation appear to occur. Where the magnetics are traditionally high, those are the places of stagnation where changes, although they do happen, take a long time and change is very slow in coming.

If I were coming here from another world and didn't know anything about the people of the earth, and if I were looking for a place where the opportunity of change was the greatest, I would look for the zero contour lines. And if you look at a map of the magnetics on earth today, what you find is that there is a zero contour line that runs along the West Coast of North America — along the California coast and on up off the coast of Alaska. In other words, the magnetics along the West Coast are almost nil!

When we think of the West Coast, we think about wacky California. Well, the truth is California is a seed, one of several, and it's traditionally been very innovative in technology, science, fashion, finance, and the arts, because there is an opportunity for tremendous change there.

Within North American, the flip side of that would be an area of highest magnetics, where the magnetic fields are the most dense. And you find this down through some of the Southeastern states — the very states that are traditionally viewed as being conservative. This doesn't mean that change can't happen there. What is says, however, is that change takes a long time there,
and people have to see a really good reason before they are going to budge from what they've always done.

Wynn: So where the magnetic field is less dense, people are more open to the moment?

Gregg: They're open to change, period. It doesn't mean that the change is good, bad, right, or wrong. It's important to be clear about this. The consciousness of the people will determine how that change comes about.

I'll give an ironic example. There is a zero contour line that runs right through the Middle East. It actually runs almost directly underneath the area we call the Suez Canal, right up into Israel, right along the coast of the Red Sea. Yes, right in that area is a zero contour line. This means that area is ripe for change. But again, how that change comes about — whether it's peaceful and constructive or angry and destructive — is determined by the consciousness of the people who
 live there.

Wynn: So it's not good or bad either way?

Gregg: Precisely. It simply is an opportunity for change. At the same time, the highest magnetic contour lines noted anywhere on the planet earth have traditionally been in portions of the former Soviet Union, Russia, and Siberia. We know that in that part of the world, there was a system that was in place, and while change came about, it was slow and painful, a long time coming, with a
 lot of suffering. But when that change happened, there was a cascade effect, and it happened almost overnight.

So the correlations are very interesting between human consciousness, the opportunities for innovation, change, doing things in a new way, and the magnetics of our world.

The Earth has many areas of high and low change.

Wynn: Our readers are going to want to know how they can best face the changes that are coming in our world as a whole.

Gregg: I'll be as concise as I can. I think that the answer to that is perhaps encapsulated best in the words of those who have come before us, the ancient Essenes, in a text that's more than 2,500 years old. It reminds us of our relationship to the world around us, and says simply that the world around us is nothing more and nothing less than a mirror of what we have become from within.

So when we see a world that appears angry, cruel, and thoughtless, that produces suffering for our brothers and sisters all over the world — from this perspective, that world is a mirror of what we have become as individuals, families, societies, and nations. It's not right, wrong, good or bad. It's simply a reflection of who we are. The condition of the planet is a feedback mechanism.

So if we want to see change in our world, we must become that change in our every day lives. If we want to see peace, tolerant understanding, compassion, and forgiveness at the global level, we must become that. At the dinner table. With our families. We must become that with our schools.

We must demand that we be entertained through peace, compassion, and understanding. It doesn't have to be dull and boring. It can still be very exciting, but it does not have to be ruthless, thoughtless, cruel, or heartless.

So in our daily lives, every moment of every day, we make a choice that either affirms or denies life in our bodies. Because we are linked through this grid. Our individual choices all pool into the collective answer to our future.

If we'd like to see a collective change, we must individually become that change.

Wynn: We have this date of 2012 that many people are saying is this time of global shift or Ascension. What do you think is going to happen?

Gregg The date 2012 is interesting because it comes up in Mayan traditions, Egyptian traditions, some of the Christian traditions, and even in the Bible Code — which is very controversial unto itself.

My sense is this date could be any date. If we focus on a date and live our lives preparing for a change on that date, we miss life. From my perspective, if we simply live each day of our lives to its fullest, we reconcile the experiences that cross our paths each day, we reconcile the opportunity to honor life, to honor our relationships with one another.

If we are honest, truthful, considerate, caring and compassionate, if we live this each day, we have already prepared for whatever could possibly come on 2012 or any other day, any other year, any time in our future.

I know people who are living their lives hoarding boxcars full of food and ammunition, preparing for the day when our world changes. I understand, and I think it's good to be self sufficient. I understand what they are saying. But also what I've seen is that so much of their lives is dedicated to preparing for that day, they've missed the beauty and the mystery of life that unfolds in every day. And it's in perceiving this beauty and mystery that we prepare for the greatest challenges!

Wynn: So basically, if one wants to approach this change with the maximum positive outcome for themselves, the key is to live each day with the maximum output of love, compassion, and caring?

Gregg: Yes, and to do this, we have to live each day consciously. Be aware of the opportunities. Recognize the opportunities that cross our paths. Every day, we're given the opportunity to be tolerant of another belief system, to forgive someone who has hurt or angered us, to reconcile our own judgments about what should or should not be in our world.

If we can reconcile these things as they cross our paths and consciously deal with them in the moment, then we know we're changing the chemistry of our bodies by changing the way we feel, and are thus preparing ourselves for whatever transitions the earth is going to go through.

If that makes sense.

Wynn: Yes, it does to me. Is there anything really important to close with for our readers that I might have missed?

Gregg: For the first time in our history, the fate of our species, our entire species, rests upon the choices of a single generation. And what we've just done is talked about what some of those choices are all about.

THE POLESHIFT:  http://www.greatdreams.com/poleshift.htm

THE TUNING:  http://www.greatdreams.com/tuning.htm

As of Christmas, 12-25-09 - the light beings say that the shift has a 60% chance of occurring on May 27, 2010, but they don't think it will happen then, but on 12-21-12 - which everyone is fearing - there is a 98% chance of it occurring then.

So, be prepared.

The Greek words for "FISHES" and "THE NET" both equate in Greek Gematria to the number 1224, and 153 is 1/8 of this amount. In the Biblical story, then, Simon and his other six fishermen correspond to a circle with six interlocking rings with a central circle inside. This also forms a six-petal flower-like shape inside the central circle, like "The Flower of Life." As the story continues, more geometric shapes are added, one of which is a grid of diamond shapes forming a larger diamond. This is the "NET" in the story. A vertical measurement is 153 and the horizontal is 265. This demonstrates a number very close to the square root of three by 265 / 153. [end of paste] This seems significant regarding the 60 degrees associated with six fold designs, and the tangents of 60 multiples, such as 240 and 5280 being equal to the square root of three.

See:  http://www.greatdreams.com/joestuff/interp/3rdsec/3rdsec.htm


The Great Pryamid and the 153 Fish in the Net

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Newtons Law of Gravity?...Could there be more to it?
Noah's Ark Found?
News story
Non Hybrid Seeds
Nostradamus and Comet Lee
Nostradamus and Wilcock Readings:Current War May Produce Land Shift
Nostradamus' King of Terror
Noah's Ark: Emergency Preparedness
No Such Thing as Doomsday

Online Survival Books
Orbit's Sun Watch
Online overview of The Hab Theory by Allan W. Eckert.
On the Earth's Dynamo

Parallels Between the Hopi and the Sumerian Cultures
Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy
Piri Reis Map
Piri Reis Map, Bermuda and Atlantis
Pole Shift Critics
Proof Antarctica had a warm climate...Continental Drift?
Plate Tectonics
Pole Shift Revisited
Polar motion 1994-1997
Pole Shift Safe Areas
Pole Shift Torpedoed by Author
POLESHIFTS   Theosophy and Science Contrasted
Predictions made either by individuals or groups about the coming Poleshift
Planet X: No Dynamical Evidence in the Optical Observations
Planet X - The current status
Prophecies of Nostradamus: The Earth Shift
Photo of transmission towers being covered by ice
Prehistoric Web Site
Precession of the Equinoxes
Problems with Ice Core Dating
Project Blue Beam
Punctuated versus Gradual

Quickening's How To Prepare

Rife and Other Electronic Health Devices
Rocky Mountain Survival Group
Rusty's Radar Anomolies
Robert Felix's home page
Real Time Siesmic Monitor

Satellite views of earth (Topo to view plates)

Scallion on Earth Changes
Search for Planet X
Search for Planet X

Spiritual Hierarchy Dream Prophecy
Secret Societies
Solar Eclipses: Nasa
Some Unanswered Questions re Plate Tectonics
Self Healing Techniques
Sitchin's Twelfth Planet
Sitchin's Sumerian Astronomy Refuted
Sound Health Resources
Sidran Trauma Resources
Survival Files
Self Reliance
Survival Training from The SAS Training Guide
Solar Water Still Plans
Survival Community Network
Sumerian Mythology

Theories of the Ice Age
The Mammoth and the Flood
The Creation Concept
The Institute of Creation Research
The Taurid-Arietid stream in history
The 12th Planet / Planet X/ Nibiru/ Anunnaki/ Sitchin
The 5 May 2000 Planetary Alignment
Taos Hum Phenomena: Shifting Plates?
The Magnetic Field - A Crop Circle Under Scrutiny for Meaning
Top 10 Ancient Civilisations with advanced Technology
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Neolithic Temples of Malta
The Flood As Related by Gilgamesh
The Oronteus Finaeus Map
The Mysterious Origins of Man concerning the Oronteus Finaeus Map
Tracking the North Magnetic Pole
The Pharaoh's Pump
The Secret of The Pyramids Revealed
The Ultimate Frontier by Eklal Kueshana
The Book of Enoch
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Book of Thomas
The Nag Hammadi Library
The Truth According to JAH
The Pole Shift, Comets, Asteroids
The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology
The Solar And Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
Thiaoouba Prophecy: The Key to the Mystery
The Stelle Group
Tesla Free Energy Resources
Trauma Resource Pages
Transformation, Empowerment, Healing
Terminator seeds
The Alien Agenda
Technology News Australia
Top Secret Projects: Advanced Technologies/UFOS
The Omega Code: The Movie
The Controversial Theories of Immanuel Velikovsky


US Army Survival Manual on Special..Enter in Search
Underwater City of Yonaguni, Japan

Velikovsky, Fundamentalism, and the Revised Chronology
Water World
Weather/Earthquake/Volcano updates
Weather Control
What Killed the Mammoths?
Who built the pyramids on the Giza Plateau?
Wilfrid Laurier University Video Collection
Where do we come from?
When The Sky Fell In...Search for Atlantis
When The Sky Fell: Guest Book
World Scientists Warning to Humanity







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