The Mystery of the Sphinx
What is it for?
Edited By J E. Bradburn
Our intent was not only to give the reader a brief history of the Sphinx, but also to show how new information challenges old theories. It also proves how little modern man knows about the history of this blue marble called earth.
The Sphinx’s purpose is both symbolic and religious in nature.
Clearly, if the old model cannot explain anomalies, such as the Sphinx, then it has to be re-evaluated in light of new information for this is the scientific method. Traditional thoughts of Egyptologists, and flimsy evidence, should not prevent us from considering new information with a new model.
The works of Graham Hancock, John West, Robert Bauval and others have definitely challenged the orthodox model of human history with proof that shows that previous civilizations had advanced knowledge that we are not privileged to today. The Sphinx, the Pyramid, Stonehenge, the drawing in the Nazcan plains of Peru, and other ancient sites throughout the world shows this. Mankind was much more advanced than the cave man, which supposedly began the history of man.
Finally, it must be understood that the Sphinx appears to be similar to the creatures that surround the Throne of Elohim as the Apostle John and the prophet Ezekiel describe in their visions. What this shows is that Elohim revealed the image of the Sphinx to various civilizations prior to the prophets of Israel seeing it.
The Sphinx and the Pyramids go back to when this fallen earth was created http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm and why God destroyed that then Earth; The World That Then Was.
The First Book of Adam and Eve detail the life and times of Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the garden to the time that Cain kills his brother Abel. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm It tells of Adam and Eve’s first dwelling - the Cave of Treasures; their trials and temptations; Satan’s many apparitions to them; the birth of Cain, Abel, and their twin sisters; and Cain’s love for his beautiful twin sister, Luluwa, whom Adam and Eve wished to join to Abel. This book is considered by many scholars to be part of the "Pseudepigrapha" (soo-duh-pig-ruh-fuh). The "Pseudepigrapha" is a collection of historical biblical works that are considered to be fiction. Because of that stigma, this book was not included in the compilation of the Holy Bible. This book is a written history of what happened in the days of Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the garden. Although considered to be pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time. It is doubtful that these writings could have survived all the many centuries if there were no substance to them. This book is simply a version of an account handed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time that the first human life was created to the time when somebody finally decided to write it down. This particular version is the work of unknown Egyptians. The lack of historical allusion makes it difficult to precisely date the writing, however, using other pseudepigraphical works as a reference, it was probably written a few hundred years before the birth of Christ. Parts of this version are found in the Jewish Talmud, and the Islamic Koran, showing what a vital role it played in the original literature of human wisdom. The Egyptian author wrote in Arabic, but later translations were found written in Ethiopic. The present English translation was translated in the late 1800’s by Dr. S. C. Malan and Dr. E. Trumpp. They translated into King James English from both the Arabic version and the Ethiopic version which was then published in The Forgotten Books of Eden in 1927 by The World Publishing Company. Pseudepigraphic = In Old Testament biblical studies, the pseudepigrapha are Jewish religious works written c 300 BC to 300 AD, not all of which are literally pseudepigraphical. They are distinguished by Protestants from the Deuterocanonical (Catholic and Orthodox) or Apocrypha (Protestant), the books that appear in the Septuagint and Vulgate but not in the Hebrew Bible or in Protestant Bibles. Catholics distinguish only between the deuterocanonical and all the other books that are called biblical Apocrypha, a name that is also used for the pseudepigrapha in the Catholic usage.
Not much is known, or documented in Biblical understanding of the age before this one hence 2 Peter 3:5—6 (KJV).
2 Peter 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
From these two lines of verse, we have to explore further to discover the TRUTH. In any other Bible the above verses are not readily explained, and are left to the reader to assume whatever it means; after all, in this present world, we are told by scientists and Satan’s children this earth was formed millions of years ago; partly to discourage us from going any further in search of the TRUTH, as well as confusing us from the outset. It takes diligence (constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken), and tenacity (the quality of being tenacious, or of holding fast); to unearth what has been buried in lies, deception, and false witnessing from the beginning. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm
E.W. Bullinger’s Companion KJV Bible is an explanatory http://www.companionbiblecondensed.com/ of the Old and New Testament, with margin and Massorah http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Massorah.htm as well as a table of 198 Appendixes and images, and maps, all at your disposal to help you study and come to the right conclusion http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm.
The whole of God’s Word begins at 2 Peter 3:5—6; page 1868 in the New Testament: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. What did this mean? There was no mention of Noah or the Flood, and anyway it was not until Genesis Chapter 9 did that flood happen despite what they say;
Genesis 9:11 (KJV) “And I will establish My covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
It was not the Old Testament as I would have thought; but bringing me to…
Genesis 1:A1A (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
This is the earth the scientists are looking at; because they have not read the Bible properly, and are chasing rainbows about this earth which they do not believe exists. Why? Let us take a look in the margins and see what that says. Well here we have “The World That Then Was” this is Creation in eternity past, to which all fossils and remains belong. So Gods Word has no argument with the scientists or anyone else for that matter, it is purely having the ears to hear and the eyes to see. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm
Genesis 1:2B And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
Here we have the mention of the “old world” in 2 Peter 3 of the New Testament. Two small, but not insignificant verses, which reveal to us the old world (Age) which was before this present (Age) and had existed in earlier times. Life then was much easier, and spiritual, the life expectancy was much longer than it is in this present earth age. Very little has been mentioned in the Holy Bible about this past, old world; however there are some interesting snippets from books such as, The Book of Adam and Eve, and the Book of Enoch, &c. These books reveal the revolution which occurred in the then “world that was,” and the consequences incurred by all who were involved. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
I can appreciate that the questions would be many, but can really be answered in just two, to this seemingly innocuous; but vitally important verse(s)
1. Could these verses be confused with the Flood of Noah?—No, because there is no mention of the Ark, or the Nephilim.
2. What caused the flood of the whole world?—“An enemy hath done this” Satan is the enemy. See Matthew 13. “Wheat & Tares Parable” KJV. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
Matthew 13:1--58 (KJV)
01 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.ame day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
02 And great multitudes were gathered together unto Him, so that He went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
03 And He spake many things unto them in parables, saying, “Behold, a sower went forth to sow;’
04 ‘And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:’
05 ‘Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:’
06 ‘And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.’
07 ‘And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:’
08 ‘But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.’”
09 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, “Why speakest thou unto them in parables?’
11 He answered and said unto them, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
12 “For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.”
13 ‘Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.’
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, ‘By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:’”
15 ‘For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.’”
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
17 “For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.’”
18 ‘Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.’
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.’
20 ‘But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;’”
21 ‘Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.’”
22 ‘He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.’”
23 ‘But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.’”
Here is the Parable of the “Wheat and Tares”.
24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:’
25 ‘But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.’
26 ‘But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.’
27 ‘So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, ‘Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?’”
28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this.’ The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?’”
29 But he said, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.”
30 “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.’”
31 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:”
32 “Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.”
33 Another parable spake He unto them; “The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.”
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
This brief explanation is proposed to be from another source; however it is a good description of the “Wheat and Tares” Parable
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto Him, saying, “Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.”
37 He answered and said unto them, “He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;’
38 ‘The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;’
39 ‘The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.’
40 ‘As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.’
41 ‘The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;’
42 ‘And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.’
43 ‘Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.’”
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
51 Jesus saith unto them, “Have ye understood all these things?” They say unto him, “Yea, Lord.”
52 Then said He unto them, “Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”
53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed thence.
54 And when He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, “Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?”
55 ‘Is not this the carpenter's son? is not His mother called Mariam? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?’
56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?’”
57 And they were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, “A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.’”
58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
The earth became (in the sense of become) without form; waste, which in Hebrew is tohū vā bohū. Consequently, the “world that then was” was not created tohū (Isa 45:18), but became tohū (Gen 1:2. 2 Peter 3:5—6). “An enemy hath done this and in like manner man became a ruin. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm (Psalm 14:1—3; 51:5, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Rom 7:18) what happened to cause such a catastrophe? We are told by;
Psalm 14:1-3 (KJV)
1 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Psalm 51:5 (KJV) Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (KJV) For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Romans 7:18 (KJV) For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Isaiah 45:18 (KJV) For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord; and there is none else.”
The Creation in eternity past, to which all Fossils and “Remains” belong was created by God Hebrew Elohim, (plural). This first occurrence connects it with creation, and denotes, by usage, the Creator in relation to His creatures. The Hebrew accent Athnach places the emphasis, and gives pause on God as being Himself the great worker, separating the Worker from His work. Perfection is implied in all the following Biblical verses, (Deut 32:4. 2 Sam 22:31. Job 38:7. Psalm 111. Psalm 147:3—5. Proverbs 3:19. Ecclesiastes 3:11—14. Even the Greek ‘Cosmos’ means ornament, Exodus 33: 4—6. Isa 49:18. Jeremiah 4:30. Ezekiel 17:20. 1 Peter 3:3. The heaven and the earth with Hebrew Particle ’eth before each, which emphasise the Article “the” and thus it distinguishes both from Genesis 2 part 1 of the verse; e.g.
Genesis 2 A a (KJV)…And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Here is the beginning of Genesis, and the beginning of the six one thousand year days; of the rebuilding of His ruined Creation. 2 Peter 3:8 (KJV) 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. (Hence)
2 Peter 3:10-18 (KJV) http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
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.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
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?
13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
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.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
The Stars Also: Godsplan of Salvation.
In the first mention of the heavenly bodies, the purpose of the Creator is clearly stated.
Genesis 1:14 –19 (KJV)
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
Lights: Hebrew. m’aōr light holders or luminaries.
Signs: Hebrew ‘ōth = things to come.
Seasons: Hebrew, mō’ĕd appointed times (from y`ed, to appoint).
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth:” and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Genesis 1:14-19 (KJV) reveals the fact that they were created, not only “to divide the day from the night, and to give light upon the earth”; but, they were set “for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years”. These names and the twelve “signs” go back to the foundation of the world. Jewish tradition preserved by Josephus assures us that this Bible astronomy was invented by Adam (Father) Seth (Son) and Enoch (Grandson). The “Sphinx” was designed as a memorial. It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, to inform us that this book, written in the Heavens, began with the,
1. Sign “Virgo” (Virgin), and will end with the
2. Sign “Leo” (Lion of Judah).
The word “Sphinx” is from the Greek Sphingo, which means to join; because it binds together the two ends of this circle of the heavens. The clock, or twirling Swords; was started by God and is now inexorably near its end. (Impossible to stop or prevent:)
The stars are numbered and named. There are twelve signs of the Zodiac, called “the stars” in; Gen 37:9 (eleven of which bowed down to Joseph’s, the twelfth).
Genesis 37: 9 (KJV) And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, “Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.”
Eleven stars = the eleven signs of the Zodiac, Joseph being the twelfth http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
The word Zodiac means the degrees or steps, which marks the stages of the sun’s path through the heavens, corresponding to the twelve months, God named all the stars, even Lucifer. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
2 Peter 3: 6-7 (KJV)
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men.
Note heaven [singular] Genesis, no part of Hebrew Title, which is simply Berēshīth “in [the] beginning” because it is the book of all beginnings. Genesis is Greek, which means generation, creation, for it’s being complementary to the Apocalypse. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/fourhorses%20.htm
“The World That Then Was” (2 Peter 3:5-6)
Genesis 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Note heaven [singular] Genesis, no part of Hebrew Title, which is simply Berēshīth and means “in [the] beginning” because it is the book of all beginnings. Genesis is Greek, which means [generation, creation], for it’s being complementary to the Apocalypse. God created the heaven and the earth whenever that was, nowhere has this information been given, and why should it? Scientists and skeptics fall over them-selves in an effort to be the first to discover the answer. Instead of looking for the answers as to,
1. Where do we come from? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
2. What are we to doing here? http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
1. Creation reaches back to eternity past, [Creation of the world] to which all Fossils and “Remains” belong.
2. God Hebrew Elohim, plural. The first occurrence connects it with Creation, and denotes, by usage, the Creator in relation to His creatures, the restoration of his ruined creation.
3. The Hebrew, accent Athnach places the emphasis, and gives pause, on “God” as being Himself the worker, separating the Worker from His work, who; created the heaven and the earth.
The heaven and the earth, with Hebrew, Particle ‘eth before each, emphasizing the Article “the”, and thus distinguishing both from Gen 2:1 “Heavens” in Hebrew always in plural. Deut 4:26. Heaven and earth = the heavens and the earth (always plural and with Heb. Particle ‘eth, except Gen 2:1
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
Genesis 2:1 (KJV) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
The heavens and the earth = “which are now” (2 Peter 3:7)
Each one of 102 separate acts are emphasized; and the important word “God” in verse one is carried like a lamp through the whole of the Introduction of the “Companion Bible” KJV (1:1 - 2:3).
The earth was = [became] also rendered [came to pass], also rendered be (in the sense of become), without form (waste) Hebrew tohū vā bohū. It was not created tohū but became tohū “An enemy hath done this” (Matt 13: 25, 28,39) In like manner man became a ruin. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm The earth was not made waste by God, but became waste when God flooded the earth after Satan’s rebellion.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
Lucifer = morning star, Worshipped by the Assyrians as male at sunrise, and female at sunset. A name of Satan
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Mount of the congregation is not Zion, but the divine assembly of judgment. The north helps us to localize the dwelling place of God. No “Semitic conception”, but Divine revelation of Him Who knows what Satan “said in his heart”.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the MOST HIGH.
15 Yet thou shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
· Strong’s 1966 hēylēl, hey-lale‘; from Strong’s1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star – Lucifer.
· Strong’s 1984 hālal, haw-lal’; a prim root to be clear,(originally of sound, but usually of colour); to shine, hence to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamourously) foolish; to rave, cause to celebrate; also to stultify:- (make) a fool of, belittle, set up, ridicule, humiliate, boast self, celebrate, commend, (deal, make) foolishly, glory, give light, be (make feign self), mad (against) give in marriage. [singular] be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.
It was God that created the Heavens and it was God Himself that formed the earth and made it. He created not in vain, because He formed it to be inhabited… Isa 45:18. The time span of the earth when it was first populated by man is the big question, but spiritual man populated it up to and including Satan’s rebellion. Satan corrupted a third of God’s children, which brought God’s Plan of Salvation into force to recover His fallen creation.
God totally flooded the earth to destroy all life and start again; this is how the earth that then became tohū vā bohū. It was not created tohū but became tohū “An enemy hath done this” In like manner man became a ruin.
Matthew 13: 25 28 39 (KJV)
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this.” The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Tares: Not “darnel” (the Lolium temulentum of naturalists) but zewan as known today in Palestine. While growing it looks like wheat, but when full grown the ears are long and the seed almost black. Each grain of Zewan must be removed before grinding, or the bread is bitter and poisonous. Wheat is golden, but tares show their true colours as they ripen.
In the parable of the tares, the tares represent Satan, and the children of Satan beginning with Cain. God left them to grow in the world among the wheat represented by (God’s children). They will be harvested by the angels and destroyed.
So now you know that it is the prince of this world, Satan; who has the upper hand and is causing all this mess, but not for much longer. The wheat and tares parable Matthew 13: 24 – 43 (KJV).
THE HEAVENS AND EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW. (Creation) (2 Peter 3:7)
Genesis 1 (KJV) Creation.
Psalm 90:4 (KJV) For a thousand years I thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV) 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.
Also the biblical genealogies. They reasoned that as God created the world in six days and each day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day. Therefore the earth would last for 6000 years. After this would come a thousand years of rest, equivalent to the seventh day. Sabbath.
Psalm 147: 4 (KJV) He telleth the numbers of the stars; He calleth them all by their names,
Most of these names have been lost; but over 100 are preserved through the Arabic and Hebrew, and are used by astronomers today, though their meaning is unknown to them. Many of them are used in Scripture as being well known, though the translations are somewhat speculative.
These names and the twelve “signs” go back to the foundation of the world. Jewish tradition preserved by Josephus assures us that this Bible astronomy was construed (understood) by Adam, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm (Father) Seth, (Son) and Enoch (Grandson). We see evidence of it as early as Babel.
Genesis 11:4 (KJV) And they said, “Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Quite articulate cavemen wouldn’t you agree?
· Strong’s 7853 Sâţan saw-tan a prim root; to attack, (fig) accuse:- (be an) adversary, resist.
· Strong’s 7854 Sâţân saw-tawn; an opponent especially (with the article, [â] = article preference) Satan the arch-enemy of good: - adversary, Satan, withstand
Hebrew, “and its top with the heavens”, i. e. with the Zodiac depicted on it, as in ancient temples of Denderah, and Esneh in Egypt. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm A name. Manifesting independence of God, and Nimrod (Son of Cain) was their leader. [Tares] Where we read of the Tower of Babel having “his top with the heavens”. There is nothing about the wrongly supplied italics “may reach unto”. The words doubtless refer to the signs of the Zodiac, pictured at the top of the Tower, like the Zodiacs in the Temples of Denderah and Esnėh in Egypt.
The Babylonian “Creation Tablets” refer to them, though their primitive meaning had been either corrupted or lost. It is the same with the Greek mythology, which is a corruption of primitive truth, which had been lost and perverted.
Genesis 3:24 (KJV) 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.
Drove out: - Note the failure of man under every dispensation. Placed: - Hebrew shākan, to place in a tabernacle, hence, to dwell. The Cherubim placed later in the tents of Shem. “a” should read “the” which turned every way, not nātah (aside), sāvav (about), sūg (back) pānah (toward), but haphak (every way), effectually preserving the way: keep: - means preserve, so that man should “not live forever” in his fallen condition, but only in Christ.
1 John 5:11-12 (KJV)
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and He that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Tree of life: - the tree supporting and continuing the life which had been imparted. Hence “the bread of life”.
Diagram of the: -Mention of the cherubim, and of the flaming sword, which turned everyway.
Sun Rising in the East, and Setting in the West moves one arc point each day taking 2160 years to transit each constellation which means 2160 x 12 constellations = 25,920 years. http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/precession.htm is a good site to check out Giza and the equinoxes. From God’s restoration of his Creation in Genesis 1: was six (1000 year) days: 1000 x 6 = 6000 years, plus 1000-year millennium (yet future).
We have to remember that our written scriptures began with Moses, say in 1490 B.C.: and thus for more than 2500 years, the revelation of the hope which God gave in,
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Christ], and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head [crush], and thou shalt bruise His heel [Crucifixion]. (Wheat & Tares)
Was preserved in the naming of the stars and their grouping in Signs and Constellations.These groupings are quite arbitrary. There is nothing in the positions of the stars to suggest the pictures originally drawn around them. The Signs and Constellations were first designed and named; then the pictures were drawn around them respectively. Thus the truth was enshrined and written in the heavens, where no human hand could touch it. In later years when Israel came into the possession of the written “Scriptures of truth” there was no longer any need for the more ancient writing in the heavens. Hence, the original teaching gradually faded away, and the heathen, out of the smattering they had heard by tradition, evolve their cosmogonies and mythologies.
Josephus Antiquities of the Jews CHAPTER 2/3
1 THOSE who undertake to write histories, do not, I perceive, take that trouble on one and the same account, but for many reasons, and those such as are very different one from another.
· For some of them apply themselves to this part of learning to show their skill in composition, and that they may therein acquire a reputation for speaking finely:
· Others of them there are, who write histories in order to gratify those that happen to be concerned in them, and on that account have spared no pains, but rather gone beyond their own abilities in the performance:
· But others there are, who, of necessity and by force, are driven to write history, because they are concerned in the facts, and so cannot excuse themselves from committing them to writing, for the advantage of posterity; nay, there are not a few who are induced to draw their historical facts out of darkness into light, and to produce them for the benefit of the public, on account of the great importance of the facts themselves with which they have been concerned.
Now of these several reasons for writing history, I must profess the two last were my own reasons also; for since I was myself interested in that war which we Jews had with the Romans, and knew myself its particular actions, and what conclusion it had, I was forced to give the history of it, because I saw that others perverted the truth of those actions in their writings.
Now Adam http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm who was the first man, and made out of the earth, (for our discourse must now be about him,) after Abel was slain, and Cain fled away, on account of his murder, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm Adam (B. C. 4000-3070) was solicitous for posterity, and had a vehement desire of children, he being two hundred and thirty years old; after which time he lived other seven hundred, and then died. He had indeed many other children, but Seth in particular. As for the rest, it would be tedious to name them; I will therefore only endeavour to give an account of those that proceeded from Seth. Now this Seth, when he was brought up, and came to those years in which he could discern what was good, became a virtuous man; and as he was himself of an excellent character, so did he leave children behind him who imitated his virtues. (9) All these proved to be of good dispositions. They also inhabited the same country without dissensions, and in a happy condition, without any misfortunes falling upon them, till they died. They also construe with that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies, and their order. And that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known,
2 Peter 3: 6-7 (KJV)
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men.
· Upon Adam’s prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire,
· And at another time by the violence and quantity of water, (Noah’s flood)
They made two pillars, the one of brick, the other of stone: they inscribed [ their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, the pillar of stone might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad [Egypt] to this day.
THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS
The teaching is preserved in the structure of the Psalm 19, where we have.
Psalm 19:1 (KJV) The heavens declare the glory of GOD; And the firmament sheweth His handy-work.
Genesis I. 6-8 (KJV)
6 And God said, “Let there be a firmanent in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmanent, and divided the waters which were under the firmanent from the waters which, were above the firmanent : and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven, And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Genesis I. 14 (KJV) And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
The firmament created by God divided the waters from the waters, which is to say the oceans were on the earth, and the other waters, through evaporation into the firmament giving us what we know as precipitation, from heaven.
Psalm 19:2 (KJV) Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
For the meaning of the words, reference must be made to the Psalm itself. We can only note here that the first part does not refer to the wonders of creation, but to the eloquence of it’s teaching and revelation: they “declare”, tell, or narrate (Gen 24:66, Psalm 71:15), they “utter speech”, but without words (omit “where” in verse 3); Heb = they “show forth”, exhibit (Gen 3:11).
The sun rises in the East and sets in the West; and when it sets it moves one arc point closer inexorably (inexorable truth) to the constellation of Leo. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm
The night time sky displays the constellations and stars which the astronomers of the Egyptians in particular knew and understood very well. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
Psalm 19 (KJV)
01 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
02 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm
03 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/perfection.htm
04 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
05 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm
06 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm
08 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
09 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:3 (KJV) There is no speech nor language, (where) their voice is not heard.
Look up to the silent sky on a clear night and translate what is set before your eyes. The whole story is there untouched by human hand; and take it all in if you understand what it is you’re looking at.
Psalm 19:4 (KJV) Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun.
Line means inheritance it is a measuring, or allotting line given to the earth’s inhabitants By God,
Thus connecting the written word Hebrew ‘erez means the earth (as created). Words mean sayings or teachings, while world, Hebrew tēbēl means the world (as inhabited). Tabernacle means tent, or house. Hence the signs of the Zodiac are called the “houses” of the sun, because in them the sun moves and dwells, and completes his circuit. This corresponds with God’s servants dwelling and moving in the written “word”.
Psalm 19:5 (KJV) Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Psalm 19:6-7 (KJV)
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit to the end of it: And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise, the simple.
Law: Note the synthetic parallelism of the second half of this Psalm, which compares the written words in the Scripture with the words written in the heavens, and preserved in the names of the signs of the Zodiac and the constellations.
Note in vv 7-9 six titles of the Word, its six attributes, and its six effects. (Significance of numbers) (The number six =man.)
The LORD. Heb Jehovah, The Covenant God, in contrast with El (v1) the Creator, occurs seven times in this latter half of the Psalm. Perfect: like all His other works. Converting = returning. As the sun returns in the heavens, so here the same word is used of the sinner’s conversion (or returning). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
Note also that all the verbs in this first half are astronomical, as those in the second are literary. Testimony = witness, sure = faithful and enduring; as the sun is “the faithful witness in the heavens”
Psalm 89: 37 (KJV) It shall be established forever as the moon, And as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
Selah: Connecting the above solemn warning with the fulfilment in the visitation of judgement in the next member.
Psalm 19:8 (KJV) The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Giving light as the sun.
Psalm 19:9-11 (KJV)
09 The fear of the LORD (reverence) is clean, enduring forever: The judgenents of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea than much fine gold: Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is Thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Reverencing the LORD is especially Levitically cleansing, and true in perpetuity, and to live in Our LORD’S judgements are a privilege. For if we err Our LORD will correct us, and keep us that revere Him on a straight and narrow path, just as a loving father would for his children. This is more desirable than all the riches in the world which, can be stolen or taken away. But even more, by being warned, or corrected, brings forth a great reward of a New Heaven and a New Earth and a place in them. God Our Father would never lead us to ruin.
Psalm 19:12-14 (KJV)
12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse Thou me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Errors are like those of the planets, wanderers being cleansed and acquitted from hidden things, things that are not discerned. Holding back, as the motions of the heavenly bodies are controlled, keep back presumptuous men from me, and let them not have dominion (rule) over me, as the sun and moon rule the day and night.
The psalm begins with the Creator (God) and ends with the redeemer (Christ) the heavenly worship, where we have the same two in the same order.
Revelation 4:11 (KJV) Thou art worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.
Our LORD GOD the creator.
Revelation 5: 9 (KJV) 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.
The LORD JESUS CHRIST our redeemer. http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm
They prophesy “day by day”, “night by night”, the question is: What do they prophecy? What knowledge do they show forth? What glory do they tell of? The answer is-…
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise His heel. (Wheat & Tares) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
The one great central truth of all prophesy –the coming of One, Who, though he should suffer, should in the end crush the head of the old serpent, the Devil.
But, where are we to open this book? Where are we to break into this circle of the Zodiacal signs?
Through the “Precession of the Equinoxes” the sun gradually shifts its position a little each year, until in about every 2160 years it begins the year in a different sign. This was foreseen; and it was also foreseen that succeeding generations would not know when and where the sun began its course, and where the teaching of this Heavenly Book commenced, and where we were to open its first page. Hence the “Sphinx” was designed as a memorial. It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, to tell us this book, written in the Heavens, began with the sign “Virgo” (Virgin), and will end with the sign “Leo” (Lion).
The word “Sphinx” is from the Greek Sphingo, to join; because it binds together the two ends of this circle of the heavens.
The number of the signs is twelve, the number of governmental perfection or “rule”:
It is the number or factor of all numbers connected with government: whether by Tribes or Apostles, or in measurements of time, or in things, which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:18. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: And God saw that it was good.
They are divided into three books of four chapters (or signs) each: twelve being the product of 3 x 4, i.e. of Divine truth working in the heavens and in the earth. (Significance of numbers)
Each book, therefore, consists of four signs; and these are all arranged by structure, in exactly the same way.
Each is introversion (a central dimension of human personality). Thus we have the three books: The Stars Also.
The key to the whole of the Bible; is the understanding of Peter’s “The World that then was”. From this perspective everything falls into place and makes complete sense.
· From the rebellion of the devil, and his followers in “the world that then was”.
· To the flooding of “the world that then was” by God.
· To the restoration of God’s Creation, Genesis
· To the seven (1000) days of Genesis, Creation.
· To the formation of the man Adam, eth `ha Adham.
· To the crucifixion of Christ, To take away the sins of the world
· To Christ’s second advent, 7th Trumpet
· To Revelation, The Gospel
· To the Apocalypse, The Holy War.
· To the millennium, The one thousand year period with Christ.
· To the New Heaven, and New Earth. No need of sun by day, nor need of moon by night.
· To God living with man on the new earth. God’s tabernacle with His People.
Make a note also of the number of stages here, from Genesis to Revelation. Even the significance of numbers marks this sequence as twelve.
Twelve. Denotes Government perfection. It is the number or factor of all numbers connected with government: Whether by Tribes, or Apostles, or in measurements of time, or in things, which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.
If any person after reading the truth given on this page is not convinced still that God is the Creator of the heavens and earth, and everyone and everything in it, is dead already from the neck up. But it really doesn’t matter whether you believe it or not right now because I can assure you that you will have a second opportunity on God’s day of judgement.
The most beautiful thing we can experience
is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead:
His eyes and ears; are closed. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm
The image on the left indicates the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in the background.
· Hardly anyone knows why it was built. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
· Where it came from. http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
· And what it means. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
Here; a brief description is obviously necessary, to inform the reader, who gazes agog at this structure in awe, the reason for this monument.
God expelled Adam and Eve from the Garden where they both were placed after a serious indictment involving Satan, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm over 4000 years ago. The Sphinx and Pyramids were then built to indicate the way back to God for those who loved Him. The Sphinx faces east the direction Christ’s Second Advent is from, it has the face of a woman, and the body and tail of a lion. (Psalm 97:6 and 111:6); they prophesy “day by day”, “night by night”. The question is: What do they prophesy? What knowledge do they show forth? What glory do they tell of? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm
Psalm 97:6 (KJV) The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
Psalm 111:6 (KJV) He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
The answer is-Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman, [Christ] and between thy seed and her Seed; (wheat & Tares) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm It shall bruise [Crush] thy head, and thou shall bruise His heel [Crucifixion].
The one great central TRUTH of all prophecy –the coming of One, Who, though He should suffer, should in the end crush the head of the old serpent, the Devil.
But, where are we to open this book? Where are we to break into this circle of the Zodiacal signs?
Through the “Precession of the Equinoxes” the sun gradually shifts its position a little each year, until about every 2000 years it begins the year in a different sign. This was foreseen; and it was also foreseen that succeeding generations would not know when and where the sun began its course, and where the teaching of this Heavenly Book commenced, and where we were to open its first page. Hence the “Sphinx” was invented as a memorial. It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, to tell us this book, written in the Heavens, began with the sign “Virgo” (Virgin), and will end with the sign “Leo” (Lion) of Judah. The word “Sphinx” is from the Greek Sphingo, to join; because it binds together the two ends of this circle of the heavens. The number of the signs is twelve, the number of governmental perfection or “rule”: It is the number or factor of all numbers connected with government: whether by Tribes or Apostles, or in measurements of time, or in things which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:18 (KJV) And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: And God saw that it was good.
It began with the sign “Virgo” (Virgin), and will end with the sign “Leo” (Lion) of Judah. This clock which was created in the heavens by God; is how we know the end days are here now. The image on the left indicates how much time is left, and as you can see by the sword of Orion, not much to make a decision:
· Satan’s fallen earth;
· Jehovah’s Kingdom.
I am not here to make a decision for you; I have given you the details, the rest is up to you. But it will take a lot of studying http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm