Jewish Messianic Temple - Painting by American Jewish artist Elisheva Rubin
The Effect of the Jews, Christians, and Muslim’s Views upon the Final Apocalypse
The Last “Sabbatical” Seven Years before the Messiah’s Final Arrival
By Robert Mock M.D.
Is it not amazing how the apocalyptic events that are expected to occur at the time of the end are shaped by the three main religions of the world that revolved around the life and ministry of the Jewish messiah, Yehoshua (Jesus)? How so do we ask? According to BibleSearchers historical documentation, the Jewish Galilean rabbi called Yehoshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph) was recognized as the messiah of the Jews in the 1st century by a majority of the Jewish population in Galilee and Judea, during the forty years after His death in the year of 30 BCE. Forty years later, after four decades of omens to the Jewish people, the beautiful temple of Herod, one of the largest temples in the ancient world was destroyed by the Roman forces of Vespasian and Hadrian.
The Jewish religion that was controlled by the Pharisee School of Shammai, during the days of Jesus, returned back to the influence of Beit Hillel (School of Hillel) after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE. During the life and ministry of Yehoshua (Jesus), He was involved in many debates with the Pharisees that at times appeared bitter and harsh in His denunciation. For thousands of years, it has been believed that Jesus was against the Pharisees, but there is growing historical documentation that Yehoshua’s defense in His halakhic debates (“How to live the life of Torah”) was against the disciples of Shammai, who were virulently anti-gentile and wanted to create a fortress Judea against the gentile world.
According to BibleSearchers historical documentation, the Jewish Galilean rabbi called Yehoshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph) was recognized as the messiah of the Jews in the 1st century by a majority of the Jewish population in Galilee and Judea, during the forty years after His death in the year of 30 BCE. Forty years later, after four decades of omens to the Jewish people, the beautiful temple of Herod, one of the largest temples in the ancient world was destroyed by the Roman forces of Vespasian and Hadrian.
It was not these Pharisees that became the principle architects of modern Judaism. Instead, it was the teachings of the revered sage and nasi (president) of the Jewish Sanhedrin, Hillel the Great (110 BCE to 10 CE) and the School of Hillel that Jesus debated in defense that later became the leading voice of Judaism. The followers of the “The Way”, the adherents to the Jewish messiah, Yehoshua in the meantime had formed their own Jewish sect. It was called the Hebrew Nazarene Ecclesia, or what is called the Jerusalem Church in the New Testament Book of Acts. This sect became the largest Jewish sect in first century Judaism because of the thousands of conversions that underwent mikvah baptisms from the secretive and seclusive sect of the Essenes. The Nazarene’s central headquarters became in the Hebrew Nazarene Synagogue, which was known as the Church with the Upper Room that was located in the Essene Quarters of ancient Jerusalem over the revered tomb of King David. This Kahal, or ecclesia or congregation, was led by the able leadership of the oppositional high priest and nasi (president) of the Hebrew Nazarene Sanhedrin, Jesus’ brother, James the Just (Yakov HaTzaddik) for the next three decades.
It was at 62 or 63 CE when Jacob (James) was murdered by the order of the High Priest Ananus the Younger, the son of the High Priest Ananus the Elder, the famed patriarch of the feared and powerful House of Hanan. This Ananias was the senior high priest who first interrogated Yehoshua after Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Get Shemon (Gethsemane) and arraigned in the prison at the Palace of the High Priest in preparation for Yehoshua’s Sanhedrin trial. It was their expectation and anticipation that Jesus would be crucified by hanging on the Mount called Olivet according to Jewish Torah law.
Just prior to the arrival of the Roman forces in the First Jewish revolt in 66-79 CE, half brother, or cousin, of Jesus, Simeon ben Cleopas was nominated to be the Nazarene High Priest and became the nasi or president of the Hebrew Nazarene Ecclesia. It was Simeon the Just who orchestrated the massive flight of the leadership and followers of the “Jesus Movement” to the land of Perea. There in the region east of Damascus out towards the Arabian Desert, Simeon the Just and Nazarenes lived until the era of the Roman emperor Hadrian. This was the Roman Emperor who destroyed the Jewish revolutionaries in the Second Jewish Revolt at Masada in the War of Bar Kokhba between the years of 132 to 135 BCE.
The influence of the remnant of the Nazarenes or the Nazoreons filtered throughout the Arabian Desert over the next few centuries until a prophet arose near the city of Mecca, called Muhammad the Prophet who instituted a new religion to Allah with the Ishmaelites, the descendants of Abraham and Ishmael. We find within their sacred and holy book called the Qur'an that was later codified writings from the writings of the prophet, their esteem for Abraham, the Hebrew prophets, and Yehoshua (Jesus) who is recognized within Islam as their prophet and their future messiah.
Of these the three great religions of the world, we find historical scriptural descent from the TaNaKh, the sacred and holy scriptures to the Jewish people that consists of the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings that was transmitted by the Jews themselves to the Brit Hadassah, the sacred and holy scriptures of the Early Christians. This thread of sacred scriptures was transmitted to the Ishmaelites and became the foundation of the Qur’an, the sacred and Holy Scriptures of the Islamic religion.
The Return of the Jewish Messiah ben David
Out of these three religious traditions come three contesting messiahs as the Messiah who will come to rule this planet earth. The Jewish people today are anticipating the revealing of the Maschiach ben Yosef (Messiah son of Joseph) who as an anointed messiah will lead the Jewish people in the final days of the apocalypse until the last messiah, the Maschiach ben David, called David, son of David will arrive and usher in a new messianic era.
The Islamic people today are anticipating the soon arrival of the Mahdi, the twelfth Imam of Shi’a Islam, who disappeared in his youth and promised to return and lead the Muslims through the final era of chaos until the arrival of Isa ben Miriam (Jesus son of Mary), the Islamic messiah for the world.
The Christians today are anticipating the second and soon arrival of Jesus Christ, the son of Joseph and Mary, who lived two millenniums ago as Jesus the Messiah son of Joseph and promised to return with the shout of the 7th archangel, a global resurrection as a global rapture (being raised and lifted up into the heavens) occurs as they join Jesus the Messiah son of David into a “heavenly” kingdom of God for a thousand years.
The apocalyptic vision, of the gentile Christian world, envisions predominately a God of mercy, who by grace offers salvation to all mankind. This is the revelation of the outstretched left hand of Mercy by the Merciful God of the Universes. It was this “left hand” that was envisioned by the ancient mystical Jews as the attribute or divine emanation of Hokhmah (Mercy) in the Sefirotic (Tree of Life), the “Image of God” in the archetypical mystical concept of the Ein Sof, the Almighty Monotheistic God of Israel.
The Christian denominations, following the pathway of their ancestral religious forefathers, the Orthodox Roman Catholic Church, envision themselves as “Spiritual Israelites”, not as the wild branches that are grafted to the “Vine” of Israel with the natural branches of the literal Jewish Israelites, but now as a replacement to the entire literal and spiritual heritage of ancient Israel.
While the Evangelical Christians do see the principle actors on the last prophetic stage of history as the Jewish people, the last visible descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, most Protestant denominations follow the Roman Christian Church as usurping or replacing the Jewish people in this final era. They leave the Jewish people as a “has been” or a “non participant” in the torrential prophetic river leading to the final Apocalypse.
Some of the Christian who want to be the “chosen people” at the same time do not want to go through tribulation, but want to be preemptively raptured while the rest of the world including the Jews are destroyed. Some of the “Spiritual Israelites” continue to cling to their orthodox Christian faith, whose foundation lies in the ascendancy of the 4th century Roman Christian Church yet refused God’s call to judgment in 1844, the invitation, “Come out of her My people,” and return like lost sheep to their Hebrew Jewish Nazarene roots.
The apocalyptic vision of the Islamic gentile world, envisions the outstretched right hand of Judgment by the Holy God of Justice. This vision comes is the right hand of the Justice of God in the sefirot of the World of the Divine. The Muslims, especially those of the Shi’ite Islamic faith, see only harsh vindictiveness of “justice” and seek to play the role of divine justice upon this planet earth.
As a whole the Islamic religion recognizes that both descendants of the House of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the House of Abraham of Ishmael are principle actors in the last great Drama of the Ages. What they fail to accept is the Biblical premise that the descendants of the House of Isaac as the ancient Israelites and their physical remnant, the House of Judah (Jews) and the House of Joseph and Ephraim hold the “spiritual birthright” and “God’s promise to Abraham”. They also fail to accept that the God of Israel states emphatically;
Ezekiel 39:7 – “So I will make My Holy Name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them (House of Judah and the House of Joseph and Ephraim) profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,’ say the Lord God. ‘This is the day of which I have spoken.’
It is the Jewish people that will be offered something by the God of Israel that they cannot refuse. It was to be their destiny to be centrally aligned down the “Pole of Grace” as their country was to be physically, linguistically, politically, socially, and spiritually balanced at the center of the earth. They were to be God’s representative of divine justice and divine mercy as it is balanced together at the pole of grace. Did not the God of Israel exact this demand upon His people?
Zechariah 7:9 – “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart against his brother.’”
Even if no “shot is fired”, the seventh year is now being prepared to be a warring year with all the military forces marshaled on the front lines of the psychological battlefield as they mix their military engagements with covert actions such as kidnappings, selective assassinations, threats, strident rhetoric, and economic ambush. Before the Great Day of the Lord, each of these three great religions will be judged by the God of Israel.
The rabbanim in Israel and the Torah sages have long held that the “gift of prophesy” ended with the Prophet Malachi. To them, their sacred scriptures and the prophecies within were closed and sealed until the time of the end. Here lay the last prophetic testimony at the end of the TaNaKh, the prophecies of Malachi, as the last of the Hebrew prophetic utterances.
Malachi 4:4-6 – “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
The historical reality within the history of Judaism proclaims that this fact was not true. The recent Dead Sea Scrolls that were discovered in 1948 at Qumran, depicted that the secretive Essene sect of Judaism was highly apocalyptic and prophetic in their future prophetic understanding. When their Scrolls were found, two of the scrolls were called the “War between Light and Darkness” and the “Damascus Scroll”. Yet it is an archeological fact that within all the fragments discovered in the caves of Qumran, fragments from the apocalyptic Book of Enoch were the most numerous of all the manuscript fragments found.
This suggests seriously that the Book of Enoch, possibly written in the 2nd century BCE, was probably a compilation of up to five manuscripts that may have been original writings of Enoch and Noah. This also suggests that to the Qumran Essenes, the Book of Enoch was regarded as being “sacred scriptures”.
What is even more fascinating, there are dozens of phrases unique to the sacred oracles of the Jews that were first used in the Book of Enoch and borrowed in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation and many of the New Testament writings. This fact depicts a vast literary blending between the Essenes and the Nazarenes, the followers of Yehoshua HaNotzri (Jesus the Nazarene) in their understanding of the future and the time of the end. Let us look at a few of these “phrases”:
1. In My Fathers house are many mansions; John 14:2; Enoch 39:4.
2. Ancient of days: Daniel 7:9; Enoch 47:3.
3. Another book was opened, which is the book of life: Revelation 20:11; Enoch 47:3
4. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead who were in them: Revelation 20:13; Enoch 50:1.
5. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: Revelation 21:1; Enoch 92:17.
6. Look for new heavens and a new earth: II Peter 3:13; Enoch 45:4.
7. The Righteous shall become angels in heaven - Matthew 22:30; Enoch 50:4.
8. Lord of lords and King of kings: Matthew 5:5: Enoch 9:3.
9. Cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. II Peter 2:4; Enoch 10: 6-17.
10. Dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto: I Timothy 6:16; Enoch 14:23.
11. And the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. Revelation 5:11; Enoch 14:24.
12. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of Life: Revelation 22:2; Enoch 24:9.
13. The elect angels: I Timothy 5:21; Enoch 39:1.
14. He hath put down the mighty from their seats: Luke 1:52; Enoch 46:4.
15. The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels: II Thessalonians 1:7; Enoch 60:13.
16. The Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth: II Thessalonians 2:8; Enoch 61:4.
17. They shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory: Matthew 24:30; Revelation 6:15; Enoch 61: 7-9.
18. Furnace of fire, everlasting fire, lake of fire: Matthew 13:42; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10; Enoch 66:5-7.
19. Committed all judgment unto the Son: John 5:22; Enoch 68:39
20. Those days shall be shortened: Matthew 24:29; Enoch 79:3.
21. I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: Revelation 9:1; Enoch 85:1.
22. And the books were opened: Revelation 20:12; Enoch 89:29.
23. The New Jerusalem: Revelation 3:12; Hebrew 12:22; Enoch 89:39.
24. Clothed in white raiment: Revelation 3:5; Enoch 89:41.
25. Children of Light: Ephesians 5:8; I Thessalonians 5:5; John 12:36; Luke 16:8; Enoch 105:25.
26. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne: Revelation 3:21; Matthew 19:28; Enoch 105:26.
It was not the decline in prophecy that affected the Roman province of Judea in the days of Yehoshua, but the spiritual decline and depravity that was depicted by the political and spiritual leadership in Jerusalem the last forty years before the final destruction of Jerusalem. It was Josephus, a priest of Israel, who recorded in his histories, “The Antiquities of the Jews” about the “omens” that spread over Judea during these forty years. It began with the global earthquake that occurred at the “hanging” of Yehoshua (Jesus) on the tree on the Mount of Olives overlooking the temple on 30 CE.
“To the Place of Trumpeting” – Discovered by Archeologists excavating near the Temple Mount
This earthquake did major structural damage to Herod’s temple including breaking the massive lintel that held the huge curtain separating the Holy of Holiest from the Most Holy Place. It also damaged the foundation to the Senate building that held the court of the Sanhedrin and permanently closed the Council of Hewn Stones where Yehoshua’s death sentence was pronounced, not by a vote of the Great Sanhedrin, but for blasphemy by the proclamation of the high priest. It was here we see Caiphas’ most famous political and religious decision. It also highlights this Jewish high priest who was the son-in-law of Ananus the Elder, the most powerful, wealthy, and corrupt political and religious leader in Judea.
The Jewish sages over the centuries have recognized that the period of the last forty years before the temple was destroyed was a period of progressive spiritual decline, moral depravity, and social anarchy. This included the controlling political and religious leadership in Jerusalem that were the few Sadducean families that bought the rights to be the high priest in the Temple of Herod from the governing Roman rulers. This practice made the office of the procurator of the Roman province of Judea the wealthiest of all the Roman governors in the Roman Empire. These were the movers and shakers of first century Jewish society.
These families were tightly married to one another and with the royal household of Herod. They kept the vast wealth of the Jewish province firmly within their own grip as they were partners in many Jewish business and enterprises that included the “Wall Street” of Jerusalem, the international banking and money exchequer system and the Bazaars of Hanan (House of Ananus) that bought and sold the sacrificial offerings to the visiting Jewish pilgrims visiting the temple of the Lord. They were so corrupt that they earned the “curses” of the Jewish peasants and “street people” with odes such as this.
Talmud, Pesahim 57 -
“What a plague is the family of Simon Boethus; cursed be their lances!
What a plague is the family of Ananos; cursed be their hissing of vipers!
What a plague is the family of Cantharus; cursed be their pens!
What a plague is the family of Ismael ben Phabi; cursed be their fists!
They are high priests themselves, their sons are treasurers,
Their sons-in-law are commanders, and their servants strike people with staves.”
Over the centuries, these Jewish proto-types of the modern Jewish internationalists have been held in distain by the Pharisee rabbis and sages when the School of Hillel returned to the control of religious education after the fall of Jerusalem. After that day, the Pharisees of the School of Shammai became byword of Jewish Torah culture.
“NO FOREIGNER IS TO GO BEYOND THE BALUSTRADE AND THE
PLAZA OF THE TEMPLE ZONE WHOEVER IS CAUGHT DOING SO
WILL HAVE HIMSELF TO BLAME FOR HIS DEATH WHICH WILL FOLLOW” – Warning Signs written on the Barrier separating the Court of the Gentiles from the Jewish Courts.
It was the Sadducees, the conservative secularists, who did not believe in the resurrection or a “world to come”. This rendered, in their minds, that the idea of a messiah, a future life, or the prophecies that spoke a literal, spiritual, and physical redemption, meaningless. Is it not reasonable that the modern secular Jews, as the political Neo-Cons in the Bush White House, the Jewish oligarch and the Jewish mafia in Russia, the corporate Jews who control major stock and banking houses of Wall Street, and the owners of the American printing, newspapers, television, movie, and radio media are the spiritual descendants of the ancient Sadducees? We might suggest that the Judean society was a microcosm of the economic world society today.
Yet the Pharisees were significantly divided. There were two main Jewish Torah seminaries; the disciples of the revered sage and nasi (president) of the Sanhedrin, Hillel the Great, from 30 BCE to 20 CE who formed the first rabbinic School of Hillel and the School of Shammai, the disciples of the austere anti-gentile Av Beit Din (vice-president) of the Sanhedrin (20 BCE to 20 CE), Shammai and later the president of the Sanhedrin for the next ten years till his death at 30 CE. These two schools did believe in the resurrection and the “world to come” yet disagreed over the belief of the disciples of Hillel that the “righteous gentiles” also had the privilege of participating in a future immortal life. Most prominently, the disciples of the School of Shammai wanted to erect barriers and isolate the Jews from the rest of the world.
War Cycle of 2001-2008
As we complete the Sh’mittah (seventh year) of this present seven year Sabbatical year cycle, we now perceive that it truly was destined to be a “war cycle”. We ponder over the prophetic landscape and ask; what prophetic events have been completed and what is yet to come?
As followers of the Jewish messiah, Yehoshua (Jesus), we have the advantage for our prophetic insight is enhanced and we feel more complete by the prophecies within the Brit Hadassah (New Testament) in the Book of Revelation and the apocalyptic writings of the Apostle Paul, who was one of the eminent Pharisees of his day.
It was at Rosh Hashanah 2000 with the rise of the Second Palestinian Intifada that we now began to see the beginning of several global wars; the War of the King of the North and the King of the South War with the resurrection of the Christian Crusades of the Christian West against Middle Eastern Islam. We even saw the resurrection of anti-Crusader Saladin the Great as Osama bin Laden.
Then the “War against Terrorism” began as the first White Seal of Revelation 6. This war began on Hashana Rabbah, the 7th day of Succot, 2001 on October 7, 2001 when according to the kabbalist rabbinic sages, the War of Gog from the Land of Magog (GoguMagog) entered its final seven year phase in the years of 2001-2008.
In the midst of the War of GoguMagog, 1260 days or three and a half years later, the Second Red Islamic “War” Seal of Revelation 6 erupted on April 5, 2004 (Passover, 14th of Nisan 5764). Iran declared war against the United States with the al-Sadr Mahdi Rebellion, as the rider on the second red horse of the apocalypse emerged as the “Islamic Counter War” seeking to rule the world, with the backing of the military powers of the Red Communist Leninist-Marxist giants of Russia and China.
Revelation 6:3 – “When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, ‘Come and see.’ Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.”
At the anticipated time of the completion of the GoguMagog War in 2008 (fall 2007 to the fall 2008) if the prophetic understanding of the rabbanim is correct, we may see a huge military force to include a coalition of forces from America, Russia, Persia, Saudi, Egypt, and Libya invade Israel. Then a third seven year cycle will begin. Let us read and see how the beginning of the next seven year cycle will be seen from the viewpoint of the Jewish prophet Ezekiel in reference to the Land of Israel.
Ezekiel 39:6-10 – “‘And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands (Lebanese coastal cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Beirut and possibly the secular Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa). Then they shall know that I am the Lord. So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them (House of Judah and the House of Joseph and Ephraim) profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,’ say the Lord God. ‘This is the day of which I have spoken.’
‘Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years. They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them,’ says the Lord God.’”
before GoguMagog is Over?
In the midst of these Middle East Wars, the conclusion of an epic war between the East and the West was also underway that was prophetically foretold to Daniel the Prophet in the eighth chapter of Daniel; the Prophetic Vision of the Ram and the He-Goat. When this final struggle is over, there will remain one supreme political and economic power of a global world order. This epic conflict of the east against the west will include the final Occidental (western) powers in conflict with the Oriental (eastern) powers foreshadowed by “Greece with the face of Rome” against Persia fronting for global powers represented as two great horns.
These two global forces will soon settle their global covert, psychological, and economic conflicts with each other. According to the Papacy, this final conflict for the domination of the entire world will come under the economic power of the Vatican controlled European NATO that is supported by the aerial domination force of the United States.
This shadow picture was first verbalized by none other than the global master, the late Pope John Paul II in 1978 as the two major global forces. The first were the Western Globalists of the Golden Internationale. They represented the rise of the Fourth Reich in the Roman European Union who will be fronted by the Grecian face of the United State’s economic globalists, internationalists and trans-nationalists. They will settle their differences in a confrontation that will not necessarily be military nor nuclear but maybe by covert, psychological, and economic warfare against the second force, the Eastern globalists, the Red Internationale of the Red Leninist-Communist giants of Russia and China in support of Nuclear Iran. The Prophet Daniel gives us the final outcome.
Daniel 8:7 – “And I saw him (he-Goat) confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his (he-goat’s) hand.”
According to the Jewish prophets, this will not be the final conflict. Whereas America brings NATO Europe into the conflict with the Islamic Middle East, it will be NATO Europe, the “he-Goat” that will become the controlling force of America, the “great horn of the he-Goat”. What we have seen as of 2007, the United States uses her money and military power to attack Afghanistan and now NATO Europe has taken over the final destruction of that bastion of the old Mongolian Empire. As the coalition of America using predominately American financial and military resources to invade Iraq and fight the insurgency of Iran, Syria, and the Palestinians, it is now the United States that is dialoguing on exiting from Iraq as America’s war chest is depleted and her sons have been killed.
If the thesis that the United States is the Land of Magog as suggested by a group of eminent rabbis in Israel, and that the seven year war of GoguMagog will be completed by the fall of 2008, then multiple prophetic streams will have to merge within the next twelve months, from the fall of 2007 to 2008. Within the Chassidic orthodox Jewish circle of prophetic scholars, today they freely call the president of the United States, BushGog.
Ezekiel 38:2-6 (parts) – “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Gog….I will turn you around and put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army…Persia (Iran), Ethiopia (Egypt), and Libya are with them…Gomer and all its troops ; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops – many people are with you.”
Who then are these people? While Josephus (Antiquities 1, 6, i) suggests that the Magogites were the Scythians in the land of southern Russia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, many rabbis today suggest that a large majority of the tribe of Magog became lost in the ancient days. The tracing of their wanderings to the east was found in the building of the Great Wall of China, which according to the ancient Arab chroniclers, was called the “Wall of al-Magog”. It was the Manchurians, to the north of the Great Wall that were called the Eastern Gogs. Yet the Magogs continued eastward across the Aleutian Straits and peopled the Land of America and became the American Indians. This story and documentation can be found in the BibleSearchers Reflections article titled, “Who is Gog of the Land of Magog”?
The nations of Meshech, Tubal, and Gomer were all sons of Japheth. They were the founders of the northern nations in central Eurasia where the ancient Scythians horsemen use to roam with fierce military and cunning skill. Meshech and Tubal were noted as “sellers of slaves in the city of Tyre (Ezekiel 27:13) and “instilling terror in the land of the living.” (Ezekiel 32:26) Meshech was recorded in the Assyrian inscriptions and thought to refer to the peoples called the Moschi who lived in the region of the Caucasus mountain regions. Tubal was felt to be the people called the Tibareni who lived in the southeastern shores of the Black Sea. The Gomerians were thought to be the ancient Cimmerians of central Turkey in the days of the ancient Assyrian Empire. Beth-togarmah was felt to be Armenia, the Persians the people living in the regions of modern day Iraq and Iran and Ethiopia and Put as the Egyptians and the peoples of the southern continent of Africa that included Libya.
Uzbekistan pulled out of the Alliance in 2005
These people were formerly under the domination of the Soviet Union and lived in the region of the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea, and the Caspian Sea region. They are now the independent provinces in the heart of the Eurasian Balkans that include; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia plus the Middle Eastern nation of Afghanistan. It is not the overt wars of military invasions but the covert wars of military alliances, foreign aid, political assassinations, and covert espionage of military secrets by the forces of European NATO and the United States against the influence of Putin’s Russia. Today, we see President Vladimir Putin lashing out vigorously against the United States as he sees the land of Russia become encircled by the forces and influence of the western powers of America and European NATO.
The caricature of BushGog for the President of the United States suggests only one thing; if the seven year war of GoguMagog, as the “War against Terror”, is to end by the fall of 2008, then in the next year, George Bush will have to form an alliance with Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran, the former Russian client states in Eurasian in the regions surrounding the Black and Caspian Seas, the African nations of Egypt and Libya along with Gomer and Beth-togarmah in central Turkey and Armenia. How can this be done?
First the global influence of Russia and China must be contained. That will only come with the overwhelming evidence that Russia will be destroyed in a military confrontation with the western global powers and choked economically in geo-politically confrontation.
With a fourth of the world’s populations, the Nation of China cannot even survive in this modern world without the economic appetite of the western world. Would it not make better sense to join a global alliance in a Federation of World Nations realigned not by national interests but regional global interests? The only way to entice the Islamic nations into a global alliance will be to offer to destroy the presence of the Jewish people living in the Land of Israel. Listen to how the Lord of hosts speaks to BushGog in the Book of Ezekiel?
Ezekiel 38:8-12 – “After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which have long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’ - to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.”
Will the unthinkable become reality as an “evil plan” arises in the mind of BushGog? Will BushGog dare consider to change the entire foreign policy of the United States of America that has for decades supported the only western oriented democratic nation in the Middle East. Will he choose to invade in order to conquer and plunder the Land of Israel? Where else in all the scripture has the prophetic fulfillment of a mountainous area that has been a “waste land” for centuries, now inhabited by a “people gathered from the nations”, who “dwell safely” in “unwalled villages”, and are now noted for their vast productivity to “acquire livestock and goods” be prophetically identified but by the Nation of Israel?
With his presidency under siege, his popularity at an all-time low, where he and many of his counselors that surround him are being threatened by impeachment or winding up in a legal web of political immobility, will BushGog offer to the Islamic nations to the east of Israel the final political “gemstone” that they so much desire; the offer to destroy of the Nation of Israel? Yes, the nations of Islam who call themselves a “religion of peace” will give BushGog the promise of world peace, all the oil that he wants, a rehabilitation of his political legacy, all for promise to do what the Bush Dynasty does so well, to build great coalitions of international governments to invade and rearrange the political maps of the nations of the world.
This international coalition against Israel will be seen as a “win-win” offer to every nation of the world except Israel. Russian and China will readily accept. They may or may not be a military part of the international coalition but will support it with their international influence. They will bring Ahmadinejad Iran’s nuclear threat and the support of Shi’ite Islam to the international coalition. A strange fact will exist that this geo-political coalition will not have to include any military forces from the nations of the world except the nuclear umbrella of the forces of BushGog and the Islamic Nations that surround Israel.
The closest identity of any non-Islamic nation, outside of the favorite identity of Christian prophetic scholars as Russia being identified with the prince of Rosh (Russia) and Meshech (Moscow) would be the Nation of France. This European nation has been identified as the closest with the Indo-Arian Germanic tribes of Gomer also called the Ghomerians or the Cimmerians.
It was on Christmas day, 496 CE that King Clovis I of France along with three thousand of his warriors was baptized into the Roman Catholic faith at Rheims, France. It was the 6th century historical biographer, Gregory of Tours who recorded the baptism of the Merovingian Frankish ruler, Clovis I, into the Catholic faith when Remiqius, the officiating Roman Catholic bishop of Rheims said, “Bend down your head Sicamber. Honour what you have burnt. Burn what you have honoured”.
Here Sicambrians or the Cimmerians may have been identified as the progenitor tribes of Clovis, the Merovingian kings of the Franks, who in their Royal Frankish Annals also claim to trace their ancestry to the Sicambri, believed to be a Cimmerian tribe who lived at the mouth of the Danube River.
What is even more powerful, on this Christmas day in 496 CE, the whole nation of France became Roman Catholic and for the first time called and recognized to this day as “The Eldest Daughter of the Church” in Roman Catholic Europe.
The cathedral at Rheims was earlier, in the days of King Clovis, built in the massive and ponderous construction style called Romanesque. Yet something happened to the Christian psychic during the Christian Crusades. After the Second Crusade, a new construction design began to dot the landscape of Medieval Europe and especially across the landscape of France as the “Eldest Daughter” of the Roman Catholic Church.
It was the Knights Templars who were used as the medieval masons in the construction of the churches. They were a military order that began in Jerusalem when they held custody to the stables of King Solomon and had access to the entire labyrinth of Solomon’s or Zedekiah’s Grotto beneath the Temple Mount.
It was L. Charpentier, who wrote the 1976 book, “The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral” (Charpentier, L., the Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral, London, R.I.L.K.O., 1976) who speculated that the Templars did find the Ark of the Covenant that had been buried on Mount Moriah prior to the construction of Solomon’s Temple and brought back to Medieval France along with the building plans for the construction of Solomon’s Temple.
There is no evidence that the Ark of the Covenant ever made it to central Europe. We do know that their contact with Jerusalem, the Templar’s identity with Hiram Abiff, the archetypical mason of modern day Freemasonry, was sealed. Hiram was the chief artisan of most of the sacred vessels and implements in Solomon’s Temple.
This fact fired their imaginations so as they carried the first “Gothic” architectural plans to Europe, using ribbed vaulting, flying buttresses, large and vast areas of stained glass windows, along with high and lofty pointed arches, their “sacred memories” found fulfillment in building France’s Notre Dame Cathedrals. These same architectural designs were seen in the Crusader city of Edessa’s ancient buildings, the home of the Mandylion that was reputed to be burial face cloth that contained the reputed imprinted face of Jesus of Nazareth when He was crucified on Golgotha.
Yet there were also more primitive and earlier construction sites using similar Gothic architectural features that can be found in the non-Christian city of Mardin in Turkey. Here was an ancient hill-top city that once housed a thriving Jacobite community and a Syriac Jacobite Monastery preserved today from the 5th century CE. Gothic elements are found today in that ancient city, of Armenian or Northern Mesopotamian origin, built centuries prior to the Gothic architectural entry into Medieval Europe in 1145 CE.
It was also Charpentier who first revealed that the Notre-Dame Cathedrals in Northern France were laid out over the landscape of medieval France according to a Star Map as it was seen over the heavens in Europe in the 12th century CE. Here were built the tallest buildings built anywhere in the world except for the Great Pyramid of Giza outside of Cairo, Egypt. Here the awe-inspiring Gothic cathedrals were laid out to represent the main body of the Constellation of Virgo implanted on the French soil.
It was Rheims that was the most important city in medieval France. Here was the royal ancestral seat of the Merovingian Kings who claimed descent from a child of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The most famous Merovingian king, Clovis I was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church in 496 CE. Since that day, that city of Rheims, for many centuries, became the site where the Kings of France were crowned. The royal insignia was represented by the Fleur-de-Lys, or the Annunciation of that woman elected to be the Mother of the Christ-Child.
On the New Moon of Rosh Hashanah on the eve of September 25, 2006 at the start of the Fall Festival Season, this rare conjunction was seen in the heavens. The Star Spica is associated with Tzemach, called “The Branch” who is known as Yehoshua (Jesus).
It was in France, that the sacred sights were identified with the placement of the stars seen in the Constellation of Virgo, like a star map imposed on the French landscape. The Roman Catholic military order of the Knight’s Templar created the largest and most complex construction of Gothic Cathedrals in the world. Up to fourteen cathedrals were built in dedication to the Virgin Mary and the Miriam Cult as Roman Catholic Christian “holy sites” revered by pilgrims in medieval France. They were constructed along the nodal points of the main stars of the Constellation of Virgo who really represented the “Virgin” which in Hebrew was called Bethumah and represented the faithful of Israel.
This nodal point was at the point where Venus was located on tips of the wings of Virgo on the day of Shushan Purim, March 15, 2006 (on this star chart). This was also the location of the New Moon on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, 2006.
It is most interesting that some scholars believe that this is the stellar nodal site where the Moon was located at the birth of Yehoshua about 7 BCE; at the border of Virgo and the hind paw of Leo the Lion, while the Sun was located at the location of the womb on Virgo.
The Constellation of Virgo dedicated by the
Templars to the Notre Dame “Our Lady”
This same location of the Moon at the border of Virgo and Leo is also where the prophecy about the Messiah ends. It will end on “that day” at the time of the end with the final destruction of the Serpent, that dragon along with the seed of the Dragon (Revelation 22: 10-15) to be portrayed in the sign of Ariel (Constellation of Leo the Lion).
Yet it was not the intent of the Templars to honor the faithful of Israel but to establish a Mariam Cult in Catholicism to honor their “Queen of the Heaven”, the Catholic’s non-biblical deification of the Virgin Mary. In her honor, the Notre Dame cathedrals were constructed all over the landscape of Medieval France. At least nine of the thirteen cathedrals dedicated to the Notre Dame were located at the cities of Reims, Amiens, Bayeux, Le Mans, Tours, Evreux, Chartres, Paris, and Rouen. Using modern stellar topography technology, these cathedrals represented:
1. The Cathedral of Reims represented the site of the star of Spica (Tzemach) called Alpha Virginis. It was the brightest star in the Constellation of Virgo and the barley sheaf in her left hand. Spica is the fourth brightest star in the heavens with the magnitude of 0.98.
2. The Cathedral of Paris stood midway between Reims and Chartres with a very dim star called Nu Virginis, with the magnitude of 4.04.
3. The Cathedral of Chartres was located at the star of Porrima (Arich), or Gamma Virginis with the lesser magnitude of 2.74.
4. The Cathedral of Evreux was called Delta Virginis with the magnitude of 3.39
5. The Cathedral of Bayeux was identified with the star of Vindemiatrix called Epsilon Virginis with the magnitude of 2.85.
6. The Cathedral of Amiens was identified to a star called Zeta Virginis with the magnitude of 3.38.
7. The Cathedral of Tours was not part of the Notre Dame cathedrals but has been identified with the star called Eta Virginis with the magnitude of 3.89.
8. The Cathedral of Abbeyville was not a part of the Notre Dame cathedrals but has been identified with the star called W-78 Virginis with the magnitude of 3.89.
9. The Cathedral of Laon was also not a part of the Notre Dame cathedrals but has been identified with the star called W-74 Virginis with the magnitude of 4.68.
To carry on such an architectural plan in the ancient kingdom of France, on such a massive scale though secret, no doubt involved King Louis VII of France plus the Counts of Champagne and Burgundy. As BibleSearchers has now documented in the article “Saladin and the Christian Crusades” the Second Crusade to the Holy Land left with such expectation as both of the two most noted kings in Europe, King Louis VII of France and King Conrad III of Germany, went to recover and avenge the fall of the prized city of Edessa (1144 CE). Yet the disastrous invasion against Damascus (1148 CE) with these two monarchs plus the King of Jerusalem, Balwin I led eventually the fall of Jerusalem thirty nine years later on October 2, 1187.
With the exodus of the Crusader kings from the Holy Land, they also left with a new found messianic cult that could not find fulfillment in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. As some historians agree, including Andrian G. Gilbert, in this book, “Magi” this messianic aspiration would become imbedded within the royal “Priest-King” cult of the Merovingians:
Adrian G. Gilbert in the “Magi” - In a very subtle way the Virgo figure spread over northern France was indicating an expectancy, presumable shared by Louis (VII), that the next Messiah would be French and of royal blood. It was therefore his duty to prepare the way for this advent, which was now no longer expected to occur in Jerusalem but in France. This explains his adoption of the “Fleur-de-Lys”, the symbol of Horus, as a personal insignia.”
This royal cult is alive and well today with the mega-seller of Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” as the royal Merovingian lineage is again preparing to unveil its messianic aspirant as the Messiah son of David; the direct descendant of King Clovis I from the reputed ancestral lineage of Jesus of Nazareth.
The question that is now being asked, is the destruction of the sovereign nation of the United States of America now scheduled to be completed as this great nation is absorbed into the second of ten planned Unions, a fulfillment of the “large horn” of the he-goat being broken as America becomes a part of the North American Union and the future unified global order of nation?
Daniel 8:8 – “Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven”
We remind ourselves that the angel speaking to the prophet Daniel was quite emphatic on when the final war between the eastern powers represented by Persia and the western powers represented by Greece would occur. Unlike most Jewish and Christian commentaries and interpretations, the final fulfillment of this prophecy was not in the days of Alexander the Great when he destroyed the armies of the Persians under Darius III in 331 BCE. As the angel Gabriel told Daniel:
Daniel 8:17 (parts) – “Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.”
As we ponder the implications of Daniel’s prophecy, we come to the reality that with the fragmentation of the “great horn” appears to be the United States as the “face” of the European Union as ancient Greece was the “face of Rome”. The fragmentation of the “great horn” suggests that the power of the United States will be broken, or the sovereignty of the United States will end as the united power of the 51 states within this union. The undercurrent of this prophetic stream is about to erupt as the news and future plans of the North American Union will soon come to a full reality for the citizens of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
It was eight years ago in 1999, that former CBS News anchorman, Walter Cronkite, once recognized as the “most trusted name in America”, was honored and accepted the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award. This prestigious award was given by the World Federation Association, now known as the Citizens for Global Solutions. As Cronkite accepted the honor, he spoke of a day in the near future in which the United States would be incorporated into a larger world order with these words:
Walter Cronkite - “Today we must develop federal structures on a global level. To deal with world problems, we need a system of enforceable world law, a democratic federal world government."
Even more interesting was, on that same evening, first lady Hilary Clinton, now Democratic presidential candidate, congratulated Cronkite in closed circuit television link-up with these words, "For decades you told us 'the way it is,' but tonight we honor you for fighting for the way it could be."
On August 21, 2007, the Presidents of the United States, Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met at the North American Leader’s Summit at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Montebello, Canada to continue to work towards the integration, or the trilateral cooperation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico as proposed in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.
During the press conference at the Summit, it was the president of the United States who ridiculed as “conspiracy theories” the claims that the United States is building “NAFTA Superhighways” in the bid to integrate these three nations into a North American Union.
The aspirations of these world leaders make the late Water Cronkite look like a geo-political prophet, as he continued his acceptance speech with the following:
Walter Cronkite – “First, we Americans are going to have to yield up some of our sovereignty…That's going to be to many a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new world order… What Alexander Hamilton wrote about the need for law among the 13 states applies today to the approximate 200 sovereignties in our global village, all of which are going to have to be convinced to give up some of that sovereignty to the better, greater union; and it's not going to be easy."
Contrary to President Bush’s assertions, it was James Corsi in an article written in the World Net Daily, called, “Name Changed to Hide ‘Superhighway’? - Secret Document reveals Original Moniker of ‘SuperCorridor” that reveals a 1998 document that claims that the North American SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO), was officially called the North American Superhighway Coalition. This “corridor” through the State of Texas, called the “Trans-Texas Corridor” has been a subject of heated debate, as many politicians deny that it exists, or want it seen as part of the present Interstate 35 highway system. It was identified as one of the highway corridors that would be created “to improve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods at or across the U.S./Canadian, and Mexican borders” in legislation section of TEA-21 devoted to a new National Corridor Planning and Development program.
It is important to note that this concept of global integration has been on the public drawing boards since 1985, when an archived version of NASCO website, dating October 24, 2005, claims that “for over ten years, NASCO has been developing a strong coalition of cities, counties, states, Canadian provinces, and private sector companies to lobby for federal funding and promote a "SuperCorridor" to address the transportation, trade and security needs of the three NAFTA nations.”
Inherent within the plan to integrate the three countries of Canada, United States of America, and Mexico is the construction of what is called the NAFTA SuperCorridor. It intends to implement the creation of a North American Community to become a part of all the global unions as early as 2010. While such a concept is widely and officially denied, millions of dollars are flowing through working committees such as the 2007 NASCO Conference on May 30-June 1 titled, “Moving America Forward”. This was to be followed by the 2008 Conference in Guanajuato, Mexico on June 4-6, 2008 whose agenda is to “harmonize” the rules and regulations that will be used to “integrate” these three nations. Imbedded also within the "Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007" that is currently being debated in Congress.
Within these regulations are many of the principles of immigration, first outlined by the principle promoter of globalism by the western internationalists and trans-nationalists, the Council of Foreign Relations. It was the CFR Task Force that printed this report in May, 2005 called “Building a North American Community”.
Implementing a global agenda has neither been debated nor approved by Congress. Many of the Task Force recommendations are reputed to be imbedded into multiple legislations or implemented by Bush’s executive office. To date 18 states are debating on refusing to participate in agencies that are promoting a North American Community.
As the European Union was first introduced as a “European Community” and promoted as a trade-enhancement agreement, so today, Americans were first introduced to a trade-enhancement agreement called NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) and behind the scenes the report by the Council on Foreign Relations was already calling for a North American Inter-Parliamentary Group.
Without even a constitution and a parliament that is not elected, the European Union today make laws that the European nations are forced to comply. Soon, our Congress and Senate may no longer legislate for a sovereign United States of America, but rather, the “State” of North America will be subject to the legislation from the North American Parliament. It is reported that as the “integration” of these three countries moves down the bureaucratic path to a formal union, maybe we will fully understood the full extent of Daniel’s prophetic insight. When American “became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven”
What are the “four notable horns”; Canada, Mexico, and America split in two sectors; or America split into four sections? We do not know.
It rather suggests that the “Great Horn” will be broken and the world power and authority of the “Great Horn” that arises from the head of the “he-Goat” of Daniel 8, will be taken over by “four notable horns” that will have world power and authority.
The power of world dominion of the “he-Goat” of Daniel 8 symbolized by the body of the goat as the European Union and NATO with the “face” and “great horn” of the United States, when it takes over the economic and political dominion of the “Great Ram” of Daniel 8, symbolized by Iran (Persia) with the two great horns of Russia and China. The combined beasts of Daniel will morph into the “Sea Beast” of Revelation 13. May we suggest that the “four notable horns” will become the central power throne of the World Federation of Nations? It will be symbolized as the body of the German Reich leopard, the head of the Anglo British-American eagled winged lion, the feet of the Russian bear, and the tail of the Chinese dragon.
What we do know, the prophet said it would happen, and now the process of it happening is already almost finalized. As children of the Divine, its time to wake up and “watch and be ready” lest you become like the five virgins whose oil ran out for their lamps while waiting for the bridegroom. The wedding feast went on without them.
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The Rise of the Sea Beast and the “Messiah the Prince”
The “Sea Beast” - Matrix of the Forces of Evil rise out of the Sea of the Nations of Humanity
The Rise of the “Earth Beast” and the “False Prophet”
Are We Prepared to Witness the Rise of the Black Seal, the Black Internationale, and the Black Pope?
GoguMagog’s Effect on the Re-Union of the Houses of Judah with Joseph and Ephraim
The Revelation of the Messiah
A Look at the Last “Sabbatical” Seven Years before the Messiah’s Final Arrival
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Message from BibleSearchers
BibleSearchers scans the world for information that has relevance on the time of the end. It is our prayer that this will allow the believers in the Almighty One of Israel to “watch and be ready”. Our readiness has nothing to do trying to halt the progression of evil on our planet earth. In our readiness, we seek to be prepared for the coming of the Messiah of Israel so that goodness and evil will be manifested in its fullest. Our preparation is a pathway of spiritual readiness for a world of peace. Our defender is the Lord of hosts. The time of the end suggests that the Eternal One of Israel’s intent is to close out this chapter of earth’s history so that the perpetrators of evil, those that seek power, greed and control, will be eliminated from this planet earth. The wars of the heavens are being played out on this planet earth and humans will live through it to testify of the might, power, justice and the love of the God of Israel. In a world of corruption and disinformation, we cannot always know what the historical truth is and who is promoting evil or mis-information. We cannot guarantee our sources but we will always seek to portray trends that can be validated in the Torah and the testimony of the prophets of the Old and the New Testament.
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