THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX
By John E Bradburn
In this so called modern world today, where most Churches lie empty, have women Bishops and Priests, have same sex marriages, homosexuals and lesbians, and an Atheistic populace. No wonder there is so much dissent and unrest in the world. The blame for all this lies fairly and squarely on everyone during this end day famine of religious knowledge.
The four pillars of society are slowly being eroded. Religion, Education, Democracy, and Banking. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
2 Timothy 3 (KJV)
01 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
02 “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”
03 “Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,”
04 “Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;”
05 “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
06 “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,”
07 “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
08 “Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”
09 “But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.”
10 “But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,”
11 “Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.”
12 “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
14 “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/knowledgeandwisdom.htm
15 “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
17 “That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
In the first mention of the heavenly bodies, the purpose of the Creator is clearly stated. Genesis 1:14-19 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”.
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:’”
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 to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.”
19 “And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”
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.’”
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. The stars were all named by God (Psalm 147: 4) 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.
Psalm 147:4 (KJV) “He [God} telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.”
These names and the twelve “signs” go back to the foundation of the world. (Flesh age The one we live and lived on). Jewish tradition preserved by Josephus assures us that this Bible astronomy was invented by Adam, (Father) Seth, (Son) and Enoch (Grandson). We see evidence of it as early as Gen: 11:4 (KJV) 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. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
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. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witnessofthestars.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witness2.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witness3.htm 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 Gen. 3:15 was preserved in the naming of the stars and their grouping in Signs and Constellations. These groupings are quite arbitrary (based on whim). 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.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) “And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman (Israel), and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His (Elohim’s) heel.”
Psalm 19 contains a vivid reference to these two Books of revelation. That is why there is the very sudden change of subject at verse 7; a change which still perplexes and baffles all the skill of commentators. The teaching is preserved in the structure of the Psalm, where we have…
A [1-4-. The Heavens.
B [-4-6. “In them, the sun”.
A [7-10 The Scriptures.
B [11-14. “In them, Thy servant”.
In this structure, every line emphasizes the elaboration of the design: for,
1. While, in the first half, all the terms are literary,
2. In the latter half they are all astronomical,
Thus welding the two portions of the Psalm into one harmonious whole.
Psalm 19 (KJV)
01 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.”
02 “Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.”
03 “There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.”
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,”
05 “Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.”
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.”
07 “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”
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 for ever: 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.” http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
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.”
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 its teaching and revelation: they “declare”, tell, or narrate
Genesis 24:66 (KJV) “And the servant told Isaac all things that He had done.”
Psalm 71:15 (KJV) “My mouth shall shew forth Thy righteousness and Thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.”
they “utter speech”, but without words (omit “where” in verse 3); Heb=they “show forth”, exhibit (Gen 3:11).
Genesis 3:11 (KJV) And He said, “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.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.”
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?
The answer is-Genesis 3:15 (KJV) “And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Israel], and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise His heel.”
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. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
· 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 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). 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.”
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.(see app 10).
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: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witnessofthestars.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witness2.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witness3.htm
Now for the riddle of the Sphinx
To try to understand this riddle, we must understand what has gone before in Scripture and history. To this end we must go back to the beginning, to Adam and Eve where all this started.
In 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:”
BOOK OF ADAM AND EVE, Vita XVI:3,4 and XVII (p.137), and John 8:44.
XII 1) And with a heavy sigh, the devil spake: “O Adam! All my hostility, envy, and sorrow is for thee, since it is for thee that I have been expelled from my glory, which I possessed in the heavens in the midst of the angels and for thee I was cast out in the earth.”
2) Adam answered, “What dost thou tell me? What have I done to thee or what is my fault against thee?
3) Seeing that thou hast received no harm or injury from us, why dost thou pursue us?”
1) The devil replied, “Adam, what dost thou tell me? It is for thy sake that I have been hurled from that place.
2) When thou wast formed, I was hurled out of the presence of God and banished from the company of the angels. When God blew into thee the breath of life and thy face and likeness was made in the image of God, Michael also brought thee and made (us) worship thee in the sight of God; and God the Lord spake: ‘Here is Adam. I have made thee in our image and likeness.’
1) And Michael went out and called all the angels saying: ‘Worship the image of God as the Lord God hath commanded.’
2) And Michael himself worshipped first; then he called me and said: ‘Worship the image of God the Lord.’
3) And I answered, ‘I have no (need) to worship Adam.’ And since Michael kept urging me to worship, I said to him, ‘Why dost thou urge me? I will not worship an inferior and younger being (than I). I am his senior in the creation, before he was made was I already made. It is his duty to worship me.
1) When the angels, who were under me, heard this, they refused to worship him.
2) And Michael saith, ‘Worship the image of God, but if thou wilt not worship him, the Lord God will be wrath with thee.’
3) And I said, ‘If He be wrath with me, I will set my seat above the stars of heaven and will be like the Highest.’
1) And God the LORD was wrath with me and banished me and my angels from our glory; and on thy account were we expelled from our abodes into this world and hurled on the earth.
2) And straightaway we were overcome with grief, since we had been spoiled of so great glory.
3) And we were grieved when we saw thee in such joy and luxury.
4) And with guile I cheated thy wife and caused thee to be expelled through her (doing) from thy joy and luxury, as I have been driven out of my glory.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
1) When Adam heard the devil say this, he cried out and wept and spake: “O Lord my God, my life is in thy hands. Banish this Adversary far from me, who seeketh to destroy my soul, and give me his glory which he himself hath lost.”
2) And at that moment, the devil vanished before him.
3) But Adam endured in his penance, standing for forty days (on end) in the water of Jordan.
Genesis 3 (KJV)
22 And the Lord God said, “Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:”
23 “Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.”
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.
Our parents had to till the ground of this fallen earth, and a time was put upon how long we must pay penance. Hence the Sphinx. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm The stars and constellations were put in place by God; much before the Holy Bible was ever written, for God to display His magnificent plan to return us to the fold.
The image on the left indicates the constellation Orion lining up with the Pyramids of Egypt; this is called the Precession of the Equinox’s. However, we have to go back in time to the cause of the fall and why this happened, the Book of Adam and Eve (above) affords a clue, and Jehovah had to put in place a plan before expelling all parties involved (Genesis 3 KJV)
1. He destroyed the “earth that then was and every living thing upon it by flooding it with water. (2 Peter 3:5—6 KJV) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
The fallen earth is the one we are now on, which is over 6,000 years old. We till the ground in the sweat of our faces; He then put lights in the heavens known as stars, nebulae, and constellations. It must be remembered, that there was no light pollution in those early days, so the message of the stars were clear to everyone who desperately wanted to know why this catastrophe had happened. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm the stars in the heavens told everything to all nations who wanted to see, or hear, of God’s deliberations, and a plan, God’s Plan; was formed http://www.godsplan.org.uk/booksofenoch.htm.
Antiquities of the Jews - Josephus Book I Chapter 2 paragraph 3.
Now Adam, who was the first man, and made out of the earth, (for our discourse must now be about him,) after Abel was slain http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm, and Cain fled away, on account of his murder, was solicitous for posterity, and had a vehement desire of children, he being two hundred and thirty years old; after which time he lived another seven hundred, and then died. He had indeed many other children, (8) 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, until they died.
They also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom which is concerned with the heavenly bodies, and their order (Astronomy). And that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, 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, they made two pillars, (10) 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 (Egyptian Pyramids), 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 to this day. The Bible mentions Orion 3 times: Job 9:9, Job 38:31, and Amos 5:8. Job 9:9; which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Job 38:31 (KJV) “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Amos 5:8 (KJV) “Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning. And maketh the day dark with night: That calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of thr earth: The Lord is His name:”
The Pharaohs of the fourth dynasty were well aware of the importance of the stars, and they knew considerably more about astronomy than previously thought.
The three main Giza Plateau Pyramids were designed in alignment with the Belt Stars of Orion. Ancient Egyptians were highly spiritual; their architecture symbolic of their beliefs. The stars were associated with Osiris, the god of death and underworld. The metaphysics it is believed that the connection between Orion and Earth, particularly the Great Pyramid, is set up by a blueprint or architectural design created by the patterns of sacred geometry.
The twirling sword of Orion; together with the four cherubims, who were placed by God to prevent (keep or guard) the way to the tree of life, and preserve the hope of re-genesis for a ruined creation by Satan.
Genesis 2:15 (KJV) “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”
We conclude therefore, that the Cherubim [Zōa] are celestial or real spirit-beings, associated in some way with the embodiment of creation’s hope as expressed. They are represented by the symbolic heads of the four great divisions of animate creation: the lion (of wild beasts) the ox (of tame beasts) the eagle (of birds) man (of humanity)
Thus the truth was enshrined and written in the heavens, where no human hand could touch it http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm 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. The Scriptures, and Christ' show how we are to regain the Lost Paradise http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm, If only those seeking solace (to comfort somebody at a time of sadness, grief, or disappointment), truth, and contentment (a feeling of calm satisfaction), then all you have to do is study God’s Word through the Holy Bible, regardless of what others say or do. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/benefitofchrist.htm
http://www.godsplan.org.uk/sphinx.htm (Read all Matthew 24 (KJV)
Matthew 24:27 (KJV) “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
The Sphinx is facing East for a reason; that is to say; the direction in which the “Son of man,” will be advancing towards the earth when Jehovah's clock advances through (the precession of the Equinox) to Leo and stops; or the appointed time has been reached. It has the face of a woman, and body and tail of a lion, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm, which tells us:
1. Virgo is the Virgin who gave birth to Jesus at His first coming. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
All this information was revealed to us by Jehovah; Who revealed His plan in the heavens to get back His People, from the fallen earth, this has all been revealed in Genesis
They are “FOR SEASONS” and for “SIGNS”.
Not only are the stars made for signs (’othoth, from the root ’āthāh = to come), but for Seasons. These are not the four seasons of the year, but of cycles of time.
The Figure Polysyndeton (see App 6) http://levendwater.org/companion/index_companion.html In Genesis 1:14 emphasises this: “and for seasons, and for day, and years”. The word means appointed times.
Cp Genesis 17:21 (KJV) “But My covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.”
Genesis 18:14 (KJV) “Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Genesis 21:2 (KJV) “For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.”
Thus the sun, moon and stars are for “signs” (things to come), and when “seasons” (appointed times).
There are no less than ten of these cycles, all of them different; not concentric, but yet all of them coinciding at creation, but never since: like a number of hoops of different sizes hanging from a nail. This indicates that they must have had a given simultaneous start.
01 The cycle of 24 hours for the day, an evening and morning.
02. The revolution of the moon around the earth.
03. The lunar cycle, which began at the same moment as the solar cycle.
04. The daily revolution of the Sun, which places him at the meridian at noon each day.
05. The Solar Cycle, coinciding with the first of seven years of lunar motion and repeating itself every 365 days.
06. The beginning of a Week of seven days on the first day of the week, first month of the first year of the first solar cycle.
07. The first Eclipse of a cycle of eighteen years and eleven days, to which the ancient astronomers gave the name of Saros; each Saros containing an average of seventy eclipses, divided into two portions of 594 years and 666 years, making together 1,260 years .
08. Besides these, there is the period of the Heliacal risings of Sirius, in a cycle of 162 Years.
09. The transits of Venus.
10. And the grand cycle known as the Precession of the Equinoxes.
All these combine and unite in indicating that the chronology of Archbishop Usher was substantially correct. And this proves that the inflated chronology of modern historians and theologians is entirely un-scientific, being the hypothesis of men who dabbled in things outside their own sphere, and of which they were incompetent to form a correct judgement. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/wearetold.htm
Is anything too hard for the Lord? The next and final part is Paradise regained and how. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Jerusalem.htm
When each and every one of us die, the flesh disintegrates and goes back to the earth, only bones reain; but the spirit inside all of us returns to God who gave it.
Ecclesiastes 12: 5—7 (KJV)
5 “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:”
6 “Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.”
7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
The image of the inside of the main Pyramid, here on the left, clearly indicates the lower subterranean chamber which descends into the earth; where, when we die we are buried, upper chambers 1 & 2 indicate the spirit returning unto God, who gave it in the first place.
Genesis 2:7 (KJV) “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
It was after Eve’s misdemeanour with the Serpent http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm that we were made flesh and expelled from heaven, where we hope to return. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm
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