Saturday, January 29, 2011

Part 14 - See, it's the "i" of Horus! io9 - We come from the future

The Eye of Horus signaled by the letter "i" is powerful because it has the homonym value of "i" and eye, it's the 9th letter of the alphabet (9 signals the triple-helix genetic transformation of the mark of the beast), it mimics the form of the pyramid with a detached capstone, and it appeals to the carnal nature as a reference to self.

The io9 branding has lots of this Eye of Horus imagery at work. The creepy head is signaling Horus "who rules with two eyes," because the left eye is obscured. The i has the dot offset, which provides visual balance with the 9 because the dot matches to the leg of the 9. The i is the 9th letter, and they are calling out the equivalence with symmetrical matching. The symmetry is rotational, as around the "o" that is itself an eye.

The creepy looking head has a bindi dot that signals the activated third eye, the eye of Horus, a reference to the pineal gland. With half her hair shaved, the patch on the scalp suggests that the activation has come through cybernetic modification, an implant. The antenna or electrical nodes suggest mind control.

The slogan "We come from the future" references travel through the time portal via that activated pineal gland. This also references gnosis by suggesting that this eZine's content comes from the future. The translucent style of the graphic features the lighting, alluding to the illumination that accompanies the activation of the Eye of Horus.

I don't buy the "we come from the future" bit, but I would say their logo designer had help from those who come from another dimension. The io9 Team does present some very interesting and forward looking reports on the site.

One example is - Scientists make next-generation computers with gold and DNA (1/28 - io9)

Another example is -
What happens when advertisers try to control your mind (1/27 - io9)


We don't need to control your mind to control you

In a way, the new Facebook "sponsored story" ads are aimed at turning your Facebook updates into viral advertisements against your will. We asked viral media expert Douglas Rushkoff what he thought of the new Facebook model, and he told us by e-mail:

The thing that's spooky here is not just that advertisers can get leverage by using the comments of "real people." It's that our behavior as consumers is itself being retrained. We are to feel like we are living in the ads. Whether or not any of our comments is actually chosen, it could be. It's like a panopticon, where the surveillance is all that is required to change our behavior. Those of us who remain on Facebook are now ever closer to identifying completely as consumers, trying to please the corporations.

The truly scary part is that you can't opt out of Facebook's sponsored story model. So you're about to start advertising products to your friends, whether you like it or not.

The io9 staff do seem to be pretty aware, making some good observations, and not all their reporters and editors appear to have taken the third eye activation route. I found the following video embedded there, which is worth watching. [video] Facebook Sponsored Stories

If you understand about the influence of symbolic logos and what it means to weave them into people's lives in such a way you may see this development as yet one more effort to herd the sheeple of the world toward the mark of the Beast. When it's offered, no hesitation or even thought will be given to the choice by most. That's the plan. If you're on FaceBook, it may be that the time to bail has arrived.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Part 21: Jezebel vs Sarah - Love is Genuine

In the previous post in this series, insight was presented into why it is dishonorable for a woman to speak in church. For those who are able to receive it, arguments to the contrary fall away, holding no sway over us. Our striving ceases when the Lord touches our hearts and grants us insight into his greater purposes, His kindness and generosity. It has been my prayer and purpose to labor such ...

17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
Ephesians 1:17-18a

Something of a high water mark has now been reached in this series. As the Lord grants favor, there may be more to be brought forth, but the essentials have been laid out and we have come to a season of accounting. What are you and I doing with what has been presented? If this work is merely of me, or Paul, dismiss it, but if you have perceived the Lord's voice and been convicted of a thing, pay it heed. I've been very forthright about judgment having come upon the church. Today is not like yesterday, make no mistake.

In this post, dear brother or sister, is a most sincere appeal for you to yield to the direction being given. The holy spirit has been bearing witness through this series of posts by mercy and much grace that a necessary work is at hand, a deliverance from the grip of Jezebel and her control for those who will be free.

The spirit of holiness is testifying that some of you are very close to breakthrough but are holding back, holding on to what you hold to be of value but is for you but a snare. Let it go. This is a love test, and you are failing. What you cling to has not been your salvation and will never be your salvation. It has been your idol and it is your choice, now seeing it, to let it go. You have been brought this close. How sad to come this far and no further. The Lord is whispering, "trust me."

There have been times in my life where someone has addressed me by the spirit of God and the resulting impact was akin to whacking me upside the head with a ball bat, or tossing me into an icy river. Where I had been asleep in the darkness I came to be dramatically awakened, instantly delivered from dark and oppressive spirits. I thank God for those times and the folks who loved me. I can't be where you are, personally, but let me tell you, who are hearing and are not doing, that this is your wake-up call. WAKE UP!

What next step there may be for you depends upon this step you now take. For some, perhaps you, there is no other path. WAKE UP! Act upon what you have received.

You may be thinking perhaps the Lord might snatch you away and what He has laid before you will therefore vanish without consequence. WAKE UP! If you were judged in this moment or the next, having neglected to heed the Lord's command, would you find undue favor?

If you have come to an awareness of how such as corporate logos and even the "Christian" cross and "Jewish" star are graven images and that a curse with blindness has come upon us according to disobedience, can you look me in the eye and tell me you can permit a woman to speak in church and not suffer some similar consequence?

Do you think obedience was required of the son of God but is not also required of you? Obedience was required for Paul, Peter and the other apostles, and so I ask right now if it's merely optional for you and I? You may say to me that obedience is required but you will turn away and deny it with your deeds. Will the Lord honor us when we dishonor Him? It is time for you and I to grow up. The time to allow what deceives us is past. What things that have been brought forth in this series such as the braiding of hair, head covering, a woman teaching a man or speaking in church, are such as these too much to be asked of you and I? I pray it is not so. Help us Lord.

Whether it is selfish ambition or some human relationship, help us, Lord, to let it go now, because you are worthy of our love.

As this challenging series of posts continues, I ask as I frequently have for your patience as this work is brought forth here and in your life. Yet, do not confuse patience in the Lord with procrastination, putting off for tomorrow what should and must be done today.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Part 13 - See, it's the "i" of Horus! Twenty-One Laps and the London 2012 Olympics logo

Continuing the survey of "Eye of Horus" imagery, more examples featuring the themes of illumination, DNA transformation and the mark of the Beast are presented, including one with some surprising date signaling!

The animated logo of twenty-one laps entertainment presents Eye of Horus imagery like Pixar's logo animation but does so very differently. Watch this a few times: [video] 21 Laps Entertainment Logo. (This video appears embedded on the blog and in some other contexts. If you don't see it, you can either click on the link above or click on the post title to view on the blog.)

This logo has a retro look, hearkening back to Star Trek, Star Wars and even the 1982 sci-fi classic Tron with its light cycle racing. ([video] Tron Lightbike Scene) That Disney movie is enjoying popularity at the present time with a 3D remake currently in theaters. Tron has a theme that compares to George Orwell's "1984," with a "Master Control Program" instead of Big Brother. It points forward in time to the Beast kingdom, but that's not the focus of this post.

The twenty-one laps logo is a sideways "21" followed by an "L." To see the stylized 21 we have to rotate the logo clockwise.
Since we're already required to rotate it to present the 21, if we keep following their subliminal leading we disclose an "i" dotted with a figure that completes the stylized "R" - an Eye of Horus! The Eye is illuminated, appropriately back lit with a bright sunny light!

During the 21 Laps logo animation, lines traced by lights form the main elements. The central element that becomes the numeral "2" is completed by fusing its two parts together. At the fusing of the parts a brightly illuminating eye with a pupil appears, another illumined Eye of Horus!

Each element is formed with six strands, presenting us with three sixes, 666. Some secondary design elements appear that are perhaps simulated lens or diffraction artifacts, three hexagrams. This trio of six sided figures presents another 666.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Revelation 13:18

The logo has three primary elements, the 2 and the 1 and the L. Given the embedded Eye of Horus and Mark of the Beast symbolism, we should recognize this as the signaling of the related regeneration and triple-helix DNA, the windings of which were suggested early in the animation by the twisting lines.

Returning our attention to the logo's stylized 21, the rotation that presents the Eye of Horus as resembling the letter "R" may also be recognized as a numeral 12. This insight exposing the 21 and the 12 suggests a date many are very accustomed to seeing these days! The date represented as 12/21/12 is purported to be the ominous end point of the Mayan long count calendar, the resolution of many esoteric crop circles and the result of other notable observations. The graphic you see on the right has the 21 flanked by a pair of counter-rotations to present the date.

While that date signaling is notable, there's another in view that is, to me, the far more interesting! I'll get to that shortly.

Dark Olympic Glory

The odds this unscrambles so readily by mere chance is probably equivalent to the odds of the London 2012, Vancouver 2010 and Beijing 2008 Olympic logos unscrambling to render the word ZION by chance. Right. Slim indeed.

While we're on the subject of the infamous logo representing the 2012 Olympics in London, I want to point out something I never noticed until just now (Thank you Lord!). Depending on how you look at it, there's either one or two overlapping versions of the Eye of Horus embedded within! One version features the dot used to dot the "i" in Zion as the pupil of an eye that is ringed around by the other elements. Yes, it's another kind of "i" of Horus. The yellow "glow" of this color scheme presents the typical illumination of the symbol. The other version of the Eye of Horus is an "R" when you consider the legs below. You can either look at this as an R that ignores the upper half of the logo, the 20 part, or that includes it to form the ring around the pupil of the eye.

Now, this is really amazing! The Eye of Horus theme is a perfect fit with the "Bart and Lisa Simpson as Adam and Eve" theme! The oral sex act recognized so popularly references the activity in the Garden of Eden, appearing in the logo as Satan's boast of that great conquest. Merging the Eye of Horus imagery with that reference to the activity in the Garden of Eden is brilliant evil. The following passage will speak to those of you who understand what I've been teaching (See here for more detail: Who is Cain's Father? Part Three) about the range of sex acts in the Garden and the promise of illumination and gnosis that is implicit in the Eye of Horus.

4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:4-7

The logo is a very clever piece of work, which must be attributed to the demonic familiar spirits who directed the designers! The vast sum of money spent on this unpopular logo appears to me to be a better bargain for the Olympic committee every time another layer of occult signaling is brought to my attention!

Since those Olympic folks are all about the Greek history of the gods, you can go ahead and call their illumined eye imagery the Eye of Apollo if you like. It works all the same. We know who they mean. The Antichrist Beast won't much care what you've called him.

I just discovered another blogger had ID'd the 2012 Olympic mascots as Eye of Horus all seeing eyes. Check out his Another Voice blog post.

Pythagoras Signaling

Now, the 21 is not the whole of the logo, there's a featured "L" for "Laps." The L kind of forms an eyebrow of the Eye of Horus but it also has a signification in its own right that works the same no matter how its aligned. An L is an implied right triangle, assuming a closing leg or hypotenuse. Such an object with integer side lengths is also known as a Pythagorean triangle. Anyone who studies the symbols of Freemasonry and their origins for very long discovers how important the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras is to them. His work with geometry is essential to building construction and architectural design, the core activities of the guild of Masons.

The number three is inherent in the triangle as the number of sides, inner angles and outer angles, Three is the number of regeneration and DNA transformation. "Three Times Three" elements produces 9, the single digit number of the triple helix DNA transformation, and is also the name of a Freemasonic ritual that points to that same transformation.

Another feature that makes the right triangle a popular signal is how it presents the union of the sons of god with the daughters of men in a way similar to the cross, where a vertical represents the male heavenly sons of god and a horizontal represents the female earthly daughters of men. Such a figure is a simple and more obscure equivalent to the ubiquitous square and compass of Freemasonry. In any and every alignment of this figure, the sides adjacent to the right angle are the parents that produce the hypotenuse as their offspring. They are as the Egyptian trinity Osiris, Isis and Horus, and the focus is ever upon the reproductive element that will produce the Beast and the mark of the Beast.

In this picture of a common pin worn by Freemasons, the square and compass is placed within the square that adjoins the right triangle's hypotenuse, amplifying the force of the symbol's power through redundancy. The check mark-like element in the Verizon (veri = truth) Wireless branding is such a Pythagoras signaling. So also is the nose in the LG logo, which is a pretty obvious "Horus that rules with two eyes" symbol.

I'm about to move on to the really good stuff, but first, here's a collection of images to consider that includes two from this post, a variety of Eye of Horus symbols with "i" and "R" connections.

21 Laps? Around what?

So, why would this company with the Eye of Horus branding be named 21 Laps? First, the number 21 itself references time and the fulness of time. (See What does the number Twenty-One mean?) This reference to the fullness of time is germane. I believe this name signals timing that specifically compares to the cryptic "three things and then four" signals I've observed. I already pointed out how the 21 rotates to present a 12 and made reference to the familiar 12/21/12 date. Now, if you consider how the earth laps or circuits the sun once a year, 21 laps means 21 years. The logo animation scene is the starry heavens, right? The featured fusion event creates a bright sun in the center, right? So, this 21 years appears to be equivalent to the "three things" or sets of seven years, shemittah, counted off from the celestial sign of 1991.

Consider also the homonym of "laps," "lapse," which can literally be derived from the logo if you shift the space between "laps" and "entertainment" one spot to the right. The meaning of "21 lapse" fits the context of the count from 1991 and supports the "laps of the earth around the sun" interpretation I proposed, placing emphasis upon the passing of this particular season. When it passes the shemittah spanning 2012 to 2019 begins, which I'm more and more convinced is going to find many things fulfilled, including what the eye of Horus imagery portends, the Beast and his rule. Recall how the angel's coming to Daniel was delayed by the Prince of Persia for 21 days, according to Daniel 10:13. A span of time identified by 21 had to lapse.

As I give thought and prayerful consideration to the following definitions of the word "lapse" it seems a very apt description of this period leading up to the season of the Beast.

lapse - verb
1. a. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct: lapse into bad habits; a team that lapsed into mediocrity halfway through the season.
1. b. To deviate from a prescribed or accepted way: lapse into heresy.
1. c. To pass gradually or smoothly; slip: lapse into reverie.
2. a. To come to an end, especially gradually or temporarily: He realized that his attention had lapsed and he hadn't heard the assignment.
2. b. To be no longer valid or active; expire: She allowed her membership to lapse after the first year.
4. To go by; elapse: Years had lapsed since we last met.

lapse - noun
1. The act or an instance of lapsing, as:
a. A usually minor or temporary failure; a slip: a lapse of memory; a lapse in judgment.
b. A deterioration or decline: a lapse into barbarism.
c. A moral fall: a lapse from grace.
2. A break in continuity; a pause: a lapse in the conversation.
3. A period of time; an interval: a lapse of several years between the two revolutions.
4. Law The termination of a right or privilege through disuse, neglect, or death.

While there is a necessary focus on the Beast with regard to this "fourth thing" it is, of course, what must come before the Lord of Lords comes to rule, when the stone cut out without hands smites the metallic statue in Daniel 2's vision of the destiny of this Beast kingdom.

From one perspective, the entertainment value of these 21 laps is waning fast, is it not? Yet, what we have before is a great opportunity for those who prepare in the Lord, who will not be deceived into placing trust in the illumination and gnosis promised by the Eye of Horus.

14) Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15) See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17) Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:14-17

Friday, January 21, 2011

Part 20: Jezebel vs Sarah - The Image and Glory of God and Honor in the Church

Continuing from the last post, we may well ask why it is dishonorable for a woman to speak in church? What's wrong with that, or what's right with her silence? The reason given explicitly in 1 Corinthians 14:34 is a reminder that this is simply the testimony of the law, an abiding principle. That does little to satisfy our curiosity as the Lord prompts some of us to inquire further.

I consider that Paul didn't need to repeat what had already been revealed a mere three chapters earlier. A similar situation was addressed, where a man and woman are engaging in prayer or prophecy. There is in this particular circumstance a distinction between the genders. A man was commanded not to cover his head and a woman was commanded to cover her head. The reason given involves a deep spiritual reality, that the man is the image and glory of God and that the woman is the glory of the man. You're familiar, yes? If we come to read the 14th chapter having forgotten or never having understood the truth revealed in the 11th chapter we have in this related context no basis for insight into the deep spiritual reality behind the distinction made between the genders.

When the saints assemble together the men are still the image and glory of God, as revealed in 1 Corinthians 11:7, and the women are still the glory of the man.

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
1 Corinthians 11:7

When there is prayer and prophesying in the assembly the heads of the men are uncovered, exhibiting in visual "glory language," the image and glory of God. In church the men speak, expressing words in languages of men (and potentially of angels) in the audible voices of those who are the image and glory of God. What is seen and heard is the image and glory of God! When a woman is present, with respect to prayer and prophesying her head is covered, hiding or concealing the glory of both the woman and the man from view, lest flesh should glory in His presence. She does not speak in church but holds her peace, because the woman is the glory of man and its dishonorable for the glory of man to be heard in church.

27) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28) And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29) That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30) But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31) That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:27-31

When a woman is not praying or prophesying, is it proper for her to have her head uncovered? Sure. Can she speak? Is she "in church" where a male is present and the saints are engaging as a biblical assembly? In that case, no, otherwise, sure. Can she teach a man or usurp authority over him? Never.

If one is clever and seems to have discovered an exception to a rule, can one justify challenging and overturning that rule to establish a contrary standard? Sure, but not honestly. This is the simple response I will offer for all the "what about" questions that arise. More may be forthcoming, I cannot say.

The biblical narrative offers many examples of women who are honored for a variety of things. There have been and are now women of faith and ability who are worthy of honor. I have focused in this series upon the contrast between two women whose names are models of behavior, Jezebel and Sarah. One is a deadly rebel, who deceives and exalts herself to rule over the weak. The other is as her Lord, willing to subject herself, trusting that He recognizes her acknowledged weakness and will be faithful to remember her at the appointed time according to promise.

16) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17) Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18) I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19) Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20) At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
John 14:16-21

11) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12) Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15) These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Titus 2:11-15

In closing, once again I ask you to please be patient with this work as it unfolds here and in your life.

Shabbat Shalom

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Part 19: Jezebel vs Sarah - When a Woman Speaks in Church

A couple posts back, I wrote that what has been brought forth about obedience regarding such as adornment, marital subjection and head covering is not yet what will shake some of us from deep slumber. As this challenging series of posts continues, I ask once again for your patience as this work is brought forth here and in your life. Even having now addressed the matter of a woman teaching a man, there remains more to be brought forth concerning what things daughters of Sarah know and practice, and what pertains to the Bride of HaMashiach as preparation for her Bridegroom.

After the last post you may be convinced that I've lost my mind. I'm not disconnected from reality but I'm just not interested in persisting status quo or playing religious games. I have no affiliations with institutions or associations with constraining agencies. I've been brought to such a place where I have few if any conflicts of interest or competing agendas. I'm not trying to defend anything or anyone or become popular. I'm not here to act friendly: I'm here to be a friend. My "angle" is that I'm conscious of how you and I will share in each other's reward. Hey, help me out, won't you? :)

We need each other in this hour, to pray and intercede as the Lord directs, to encourage, uplift and support as we seek to discover and abide in the narrow way. It's difficult to remain fast in the light when all we want to do is flee into the darkness. I want to encourage you to abide with me in this. Please pray for those whom the Lord draws to this blog, that they will receive what the Lord has for them and return unto Him what is His due.

I can't share with you the touching personal testimonies shared with me, but I want you to be assured that the Lord is faithful, who promises. He upholds His word and strengthens His people. Those who are hearing His voice and dare to respond with courage and faith are being rewarded even now with tokens of His love, which are testifying of what great things are yet to come!

There is a passage in I Corinthians 14 that must now be considered.

34) Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
35) And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
I Corinthians 14:34-35

Instead of following these directives with specific scriptural reasons why, like in 1 Timothy 2 and 1 Corinthians 11, the basis is assumed to be so well established that, "as also saith the law" provides adequate support. These directives are immediately followed by an assertion of authority by the Apostle that Paul was, ordained and anointed to bring forth the commandments of the Lord.

36) What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
37) If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
38) But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
I Corinthians 14:36-38

It is as though the spirit of the Lord is testifying to those who challenge the truth and authority of what was declared in a forceful and rather blunt way: "Because I said so - that's why. Deal with it." Paul by the holy spirit had to know folks would squawk about this, striving against the hardness of its appearance as it confronts the carnal mind.

When the Word of the Lord is given, some will perceive it. "My sheep hear My voice," the Good Shepherd has testified according to the tenth chapter of John. There are, on the other hand, those who do not hear His voice, and they will not follow Him. I won't make a fuss about those who won't hear what is written about women speaking in the assembly. "But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant."

If you want to stay the mess you are in the mess you're in, do as you have done. If you want to be free - change! There is in this post a message of great value. I love you. I'm telling you the truth.

What circumstances are addressed in 1 Corinthians 14 are similar to but different from what's addressed in 1 Timothy 2. We must be discerning and considerate of the details in this matter so there's no confusion. When one has no concern for obedience, all these things can be broadly dismissed and the details are of no concern. When one has in mind to honor the Lord with obedience to His commands, the details matter! Let's get it right! He is worthy of our every effort!

Some of us can accept what has been declared without a struggle and there's not too much more that needs to be said. Most require more explanation, which will do nothing to alter the simplicity of the truth presented but offers more insight that engages us and helps us define what obedience looks like in our world as we endeavor to walk it out in shoe leather.

Where the passage in Timothy prohibits a woman from teaching a man, we find that the passage in Corinthians extends further to include all speaking without regard for content or purpose. The passage in Timothy doesn't specify whether what is done is in an assembly or in private, so there is no limit placed on the context. In Corinthians, however, the context in which it is a shame for women to speak is specifically that of a mixed gender assembly.

The prohibition in 1 Corinthians 14 relates to women speaking in the church. What is meant by 1. speak 2. women 3. the church?

What does it mean to "speak"?

In contrast to "silence" meaning "quietness of manner" in 1 Timothy 2, when you read keep silence in Corinthians it means just that, silence; i.e. hold your peace. Follow the links on the words "keep silence" and "speak" to the Blue Letter Bible's Greek resources.

34) Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
35) And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
I Corinthians 14:34-35

That "silence" really does mean "silence" is confirmed by the use of the Greek word "laleo" for speak in verses 34 and 35. Strong's Outline of Biblical Usage reveals how the prohibition is such that a woman's voice is not even to be heard.

1) to utter a voice or emit a sound
2) to speak
a) to use the tongue or the faculty of speech
b) to utter articulate sounds
3) to talk
4) to utter, tell
5) to use words in order to declare one's mind and disclose one's thoughts
a) to speak

Can women teach in the church? No. Can women prophesy in the church or read from the scriptures? No. Can a woman give her testimony? How about announcements? Can they sing in the choir? No, no and no. Ahah! Can they sign for the deaf? Hey, come on. There's no prohibition against a woman being present in the church or serving in some capacity, however, if words come out of her mouth she is not keeping silence and it's a shame. Really, a shame? Yes, a shame, base or dishonorable.

Some challenge the comprehensive prohibition against women speaking in church with claims that it only pertains to the asking of questions, because verse 35 reads, "if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home." If one places the entire focus of attention upon that to the exclusion of all else, one could make their point, but not honestly. Such is the common manner of taking of what's provided for further insight and wrestling it to obscure and contradict the simple truth. That kind of "reasoning" is the rebellious striving of the carnal mind against the spirit for the justification of sin, the seeking for a personal exemption, loophole, excuse or escape route.

What is meant by "women"?

Some insist this only applies to married women because of how verse 35 reads, "if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home," and logically, only married women have husbands. The Greek words used in the biblical text cannot be used to support the "married women only" argument. The Greek word used for "husband" is "aner," which is translated "husband" 50 times but as "man" 156 times in the KJV. What determines whether an "aner" is married comes from the context. Such is also the case with the Greek word used for women, "gyne" (as with "gynecology," literally "the study of women"), which is translated "wife" 92 times and "women" 129 times in the KJV. The words aner and gyne generally reference the genders as male and female without explicit reference to age or marital status. Neither can the context be used to support the supposition that "women" means "married women." To suggest that Paul addressed the situation of married women and completely neglected addressing females of unmarried status is to express ignorance about the context of the presentation, of Paul's manner and the "real world" he lived in and ministered within. Who are the women that are to keep silent in the church? Females.

When we read in verse 34, "but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law," it should be plain enough that the direction here is not a "New Testament" invention or some departure from the long-standing tradition of a culture rooted and grounded in "the law." Even the converted saints of the pagan culture of Corinth in that day must have had a sufficient model before them.

Many women today are unable to ask their men at home because there are no men at home. Yet, you may perceive how this is not supposed to be the case. The law as given and practiced provided for women to have a man at home, whether married or unmarried. A woman was first subject to her father. If and when she married, she became subject to her husband. Consider Numbers 30 and Ruth 1, and study up on the godly culture of old, if you're interested. If the father was dead, the woman was subject to the patriarch of the house. Women didn't just have roommates, living with their boyfriends or girlfriends, and, except in rare circumstances did not live alone. What was recorded in 1 Corinthians 14:35 was and is valid. Are you a woman with no man at home? You have a problem that I recommend very seriously seeking the Lord about as to His provision for you. "Independence" is not the blessing you may been led to think it is.

When a woman wants to learn and can't speak in the church and there's no man at home, well, she has a problem. What is a woman of faith to do? The answer seems pretty simple. If you're some father's unmarried daughter, unless he won't have you, your place should be obvious. A lot of things could be and must be taken into consideration in such matters as this. If you're willing and truly seek to honor Him, dear sister, the Lord will direct you and grant favor as you trust Him. With regard to changing your marital status, what's written in 1 Corinthians 7 must be considered, and you may consider dwelling with brothers, sons, uncles or cousins as appropriate.

You may have noticed how there is nothing here in these posts resembling counsel for the faithless. This is not Staples and there is no Easy Button. Yet, we do have a Helper who is abundant with mercy and grace! The Lord calls out, "Trust me."

What is meant by "in the churches" or "in the church"?

The context of 1 Corinthians 14 presents us with the church as an assembly where men and women have gathered to engage in teaching, prayer and fellowship. There may also be speaking with tongues, prophecy, the singing of praise, worship, perhaps a baptism, etc. It's a gathering where saints are doing what saints are inspired to do when they meet.

Early in the history of the church "assembling" usually happened in someone's house. Big halls with bench seating, platforms and podiums, not so much, until pagan temple models were adopted and merged. Today, of course, there's a variety of venues, but the home is where it really happens best. Such a place of assembling may be a home or a hall, a yard, a park or a beach, a bus, car, train or plane. It may be called church, fellowship, chapel, camp meeting, conference or seminar. Today, the state of communications technology requires that we identify such a place or instance of assembly a little more broadly than in Paul's day because, while we may still at times meet "locally," in one location, many and perhaps most of us assemble in remote locations facilitated by phone lines, fiber optic cables, satellites, wireless networks and the Internet.

With all the ways we interact socially, what qualifies as a 1 Corinthians 14 church has expanded. Such an assembly may be happening in the context of a chat room, a conference call, a Web forum, a Webinar, online groups, lists or even group email, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. It's perhaps easier to more strictly define what such a church is not. 1. Private communication between two people. 2. A gathering of saints where no man is present. 3. A mixed gender gathering where activity such as pictured in 1 Corinthians 14 is not happening.

In a nutshell, what does this mean to us?

A women teaching a man or usurping authority over him should not be allowed in any context, public or private (1 Timothy 2). Taking the traditional Sunday morning meeting at the corner church under consideration as the most simple situation, words should not be heard from any female because it's a shame for women to speak in church. After "church" in the fellowship hall, is a woman free to speak? That depends. If folks are engaging in "assembly behavior" and a man is present, it's "church" and she must hold her peace. How about after church when the folks go out to eat together? Ditto. In the marketplace and elsewhere, where and when no "church" activity is being engaged in (or no man is present to hear if there is), a woman is certainly free to speak because the gathering is not a biblical assembly. One who is attentive will be aware how situations change quickly without notice, and it's easy enough to perceive it and then also to recognize when a woman is speaking.

The question we might best be asking at this point isn't whether this is a realistic expectation but whether this is the correct model for our behavior. It's not realistic to expect folks raised in a wicked rebellious Jezebel controlled Mystery Babylon culture to become daughters of Sarah and become worthy of being joined to the Bridegroom, yet, it happens.

When and where two or more men are led by the holy spirit to engage in such activities that are presented in 1 Corinthians 14, if a woman is present she must not speak. No questions, no words. If you're a woman and you're unsure about whether you should hold your peace, err on the side of sacrificing what you may prefer for what He may prefer.

If there's a radio show with "biblical assembly" character and folks are invited to call in with questions or comments, should a woman call in? No, that would be speaking in church. If there's a BlogTalkRadio show with preaching or teaching, prayer or prophecy, etc, and the chat room is open, and if a man is the host, guest or participating in the chat, should a woman actively participate in the chat? Technically, she wouldn't be speaking audible words, so there would be no violation of the letter of the law. However, the spirit of the law would certainly be violated so, no, she should not chat. If there is a forum, or something forum-like that is an arena for public discourse on biblical subjects, unless all men are specifically excluded as participants a woman should not be "heard."

If a blog post is ministering to the saints and provision is made for the submission and posting of comments, should a woman submit a comment? That depends. If comments are moderated and there is no provision to contact the blogger directly, the comment feature is a legitimate means of personal contact. If a woman's comment is submitted and subsequently published and therefore made public, the result is equivalent to speaking in church, is it not? (Ahhhh, right. Give me a few days to adjust my blog, if you would be so kind. I'm learning as I go. Thanks Lord for your exceeding great mercy!) Ladies, if you submit comments to such a blog, it should only be done where there is an assurance that it would not be published lest you be "heard speaking in church."

These examples aren't meant to be the beginnings of a comprehensive manual. This is a guide to inspire those who seek wisdom. How are we to know when a woman is permitted to speak? Here's two recommendations.

1. Want to obey, to please the Lord with subjection in all things.

2. Consider what qualifies as "church" in your life, seeking the Lord's guidance. Expect His help in identifying such and be attentive to His still small voice.

Women, where there's doubt, hold your peace. Men, where there's doubt, show mercy and permit it until the Lord's mind and heart is known with confidence. Seek the Lord about what He would have you do, when and how - and simply follow through with love and faith.

I'm aware how this will stimulate many readers and prompt further questions. The best way to get understanding is to commit yourself to practicing what you know is right. Lord willing, this work on the blog will continue and further light will be brought forth in these matters. I ask yet one more time for your patience as this work is brought forth here and in your life.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Part 18: Jezebel vs Sarah - The Other Sin in the Garden

Continuing from the previous post, the link between 1 Timothy 2 and Genesis provides a vivid example of a woman teaching a man and usurping authority over him, and in that we may discover some precious insight. When the activity in the Garden of Eden is considered, the focus of attention for the vast majority of folks is only ever on the "eating of the fruit of the tree," but yet there were two kinds of sin that were addressed when consequences were pronounced. The other kind involved the relationship between the woman and the man.

16) To the woman He said ... your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."
17) Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife ...
Genesis 3:16b-17a

When you consider the account of what happened in the Garden in this light you should recognize the example of a woman teaching a man and usurping authority over him. This is the sin that led to the other, to his "eating," and the result of both was that dire and extreme but necessary and appropriate consequences were brought forth that remain to this day.

16) To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."
17) Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.
Genesis 3:16-17

This subject is addressed at length in a study I recommend as collateral reading, Who is Cain's Father? Part Two, in a side bar titled: "The Other Sin in the Garden."

Both kinds of sin are fully in view when 1 Timothy 2 makes reference to Genesis, and when these things are given proper consideration it becomes apparent that this profound insight has gone so far over our heads it has almost entirely escaped our notice.

11) Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12) But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13) For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15) Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1 Timothy 2:11-15

When a woman teaches a man she follows the woman's example in the garden, does she not? When a man permits a woman to teach him, does he not follow the example of the man in the garden? How blind we have been in our arrogance!

Lord, forgive me and help me to acknowledge and accept how Your ways are ever higher than my ways. Help me Lord, to the end that I will no longer follow the way of the man and woman in the garden, that I may willingly accept the role you have ordained for me in this life and honor You with obedience!

When you and I follow the example of the man and woman in the garden where a woman teaches or instructs a man and the man permits himself to be instructed, can the result be far different from that in the garden? One sin then led to the other. Should it not, for us today, produce a similar result? We have long sat in darkness, scratching our heads, wondering why, oh why, devils are permitted to have their way with us. When the answer comes, it stuns us to be confronted with the simple truth. When a woman teaches a man and he abides it, you might imagine the devils clapping their hands with glee: "Suckers. They'll never learn!"

If this speaks to you, and I pray it does, take account of yourself and humble yourself before the Creator today. Seek His counsel about what He requires of you and His help to carry it out. I beg you not to make of this study a merely academic exercise.

As you reflect upon these things, you may perceive how both kinds of sin in the garden relate to what has come to be labeled "Jezebel," sexual impropriety and selfish domineering. This is a profound revelation that gives insight into just how important it really is for a man and a woman today, even you and I, to be self-controlled and careful to honor our assigned gender roles.

In this matter, like our parents before us, and theirs before them and back even so far as the first man and woman, most of us have rebelled against our Creator. We have, in so doing, reaped to ourselves severe consequences. We inherit curses, acquire more and pass them on to our children. But the Lord has provided a means for redemption.

Considering our history of casual disregard for the appointment of authority expressed through gender distinction, is it any wonder Jezebel rules with authority over such a vast domain? Is it any wonder that Mystery Babylon, the mother of harlots, is seen riding the scarlet Beast? Through the activity of women teaching men Jezebel receives an open invitation. Disobedience brings a curse. Control spirits associated with Jezebel work through the mechanism of the exercise of control over the "flow of information." When commands that directly involve the headship relationship and the order of and purpose in creation are rebelled against, both genders suffer severe and enduring consequences. It can be no other way.

So it is that a woman must learn in quietness with all subjection. It has only ever been this way. It should well be noted that the matter of a woman being subject to the man is not a consequence of sin but rather preceded it as implicit in the nature of creation.

Deception and Gender

You may recall how that it was the matter of the woman being deceived and not the man given as a reason for why a woman is not to teach or usurp authority over a man.

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1 Timothy 2:14

Will a woman only ever be deceived in her thinking and a man never? No. Of course not. But a woman instructing a man is only ever done in disobedience according to the way of the man and woman in the garden of Eden.

It's common for wicked acts of rebellion to be justified with the notion, "Let us do evil that good may come." (Romans 3:8) It has oft been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Let's leave good intentions behind, carnal reasonings that presume we know better than our Maker in Heaven. A woman who instructs a man is already deceived, is she not? A man who permits a woman to teach or himself to be instructed by a woman has himself fallen prey to the deception, drawn into sin that bears with it a curse. Let's take a lesson from the third chapter of Genesis. Let's heed what Paul passed on to Timothy as through the spirit of the living God for you and I.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

My friends, when the rubber meets the road on this you're likely to hear some screeching tires and see the cloud of smoke and some long skid marks and smell the burnt rubber. Your car may be cruising along on the 6 lane freeway of life and now, all of a sudden, you realize how you need to get off here RIGHT NOW, and start going down that little country lane over yonder, yeah, the one with all the pot holes.

Are you a husband or wife? Had this deal wrong about women teaching men? You're not alone. If you are honest, you're going to have to deal with it. You're going to have to repent. Are you a parent with children? A person with such folk as you consider friends, and want to consider yourself as a true friend to them? What's your behavior modeling and your mouth professing? What are you writing in email, and posting on forums and blog comments? Are you participating in "inappropriate" behavior? Ladies, are you "sharing information" with men in such a way that might be considered as leading or instructing? Men, are you permitting such? Yikes! This is rather confrontational isn't it? Why do I feel like I'm under conviction here. Oh. It's because I am. Oh, Lord help!

Women, are you engaging as a teacher of men through words of any kind, books, blogs, video, radio or Web sites perhaps? Maybe the Lord will just look the other way, like He did with Eve. Oh, wait. OK. No, He probably won't. If you think you've been blessed already despite your disobedience, I'm sure you're right. He is great in mercy! If you consider you've been blessed plenty enough, then you'll just carry on, I suppose. But, consider how much more blessing there might be when a great curse of disobedience is removed, and you're set free from the deceptive rule of Jezebel.

Men, are you permitting women to teach men, even seating yourself at the feet of women to be taught? If so, do you think your behavior truly honors them, or is it rather a dishonoring of your Head, even Christ? Is your bookshelf a witness to the way of Adam, who listened to the voice of his wife and was subsequently rebuked and beset with a curse? Are the references in your books and writings to the teachings of women, or links from your Web site or blog directing men to the same? Is your Web forum an open gender free-for-all? Again, if you think you've been blessed already despite your disobedience, I'm sure you're right. He is great in mercy! But, again, consider how much more blessing there might be when a great curse of disobedience is removed, and you're freed from the deceptive rule of Jezebel.

I don't expect the traffic flow along the 6 lane freeway through Babylon will be much effected by this post or any in the series. However, some of us are waking up to see what road we've been on. If we check ourselves in the mirror, we might see ourselves seated behind the wheel with glazed eyes and a smug look on our faces. Screeeeeech!

In closing, I'll take this opportunity to apologize to those of you I may have deceived through my rebellious behavior and words that have been contrary to the revelation insight presented in this post. This does not exempt me from making more personal confessions and apologies as required, but this is necessary as a testimony and example. I ask for your forgiveness and forbearance, as I too seek to be changed in the hope of finding mercy before the throne. The Bridegroom calls for His Bride, and He rejoices to find her willing to be prepared even in this hour.

More to follow, Lord willing!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Part 17: Jezebel vs Sarah - When a Woman Teaches a Man

As this blog's posts weave back and forth across the threads of Jezebel and Antichrist workings it should become very apparent that we have been preyed upon with very deceptive schemes from birth, and even before! If what has been brought forth so far about Jezebel, control spirits and gender roles has spoken to you, what is written in these next few posts may be used to build upon what the Lord has been working in your life so there comes a breaking through, a setting free beyond what you have yet known.

This is intended to be thought provoking and personally challenging, even confrontational. Judgment is being visited upon the Lord's house. I'm not exempt from coming under conviction in these matters. I too owe some confessions and apologies to some individuals I've wronged in ignorance, engaged as an unwitting agent of Jezebel. Lord, help us receive this personal instruction as a token of Your love and a necessary fiery trial that will prove and refine us before such a time comes that all might be consumed.

I'm going to proceed now under the assumption that everything written in this series thus far is fresh in your mind. If it's not, you may want to make it so. As you continue in this series of posts let me ask you once again to please be patient with the unfolding occurring here and in your life.

What has been brought forth about obedience regarding such as adornment, marital subjection and head covering is not yet what will shake some of us from deep slumber. There are related matters of consequence that have been held in abeyance until such a time as this.

The popular church and most among us habitually dismiss distinctions made in the Bible between the genders, including the prohibitions against women instructing men and speaking in the church. This matter is being addressed only now in the series because it is for those who have embraced what has come thus far, not because it is of lesser importance. Given what I perceive amongst many of us who profess a desire to qualify as Y'shua's Bride, this is going to be the more challenging. This is not for any who still seek loopholes and escape routes but for those who are being constrained to walk in a narrow way. I know about wanting to flee from the light back into darkness. Odds are, you're going to want to because bright light is going to be directed where little light has shone.

Let's consider the testimony of 1 Timothy 2.

9) In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10) But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11) Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
1 Timothy 2:9-11

Paul instructed Timothy regarding women that learning was to be done in "silence" with all subjection. The Greek word translated "silence" means quietness, not silence as in without making a sound. The word translated "silence" in verse 11 is a form of the same word translated "quiet" in 1 Peter 3:4.

3) Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4) But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:3-4

To learn in "silence" relates to manner. To learn in silence with all subjection clearly means that response of any kind that challenges an instructor's lesson or authority should neither be done nor permitted. Now, this is really simple and straightforward, but I know this is not going to be falling gently on many eyes or ears. The Lord is encouraging the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit in women, seeking daughters of Sarah. This instruction is for those who trust the Lord, not the ability of man. It's the Sarah model.

Continuing in 1 Timothy 2, Paul declares the following.

12) But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Timothy 2:12

The Greek word used for "silence" in verse 12 is the same one used in verse 11. Paul wrote to Timothy that he did not permit such behavior. It goes without saying that Timothy and all men are encouraged to follow his example. In the interest of remaining focused in this post I'm going to limit my address of a woman teaching to the context of the woman in relationship to a man. Giving further clarity to what had been declared in verse 11, we note that when a woman teaches (didasko) she is not in quietness. With regard to a woman being in quietness, teaching a man must be seen as equivalent to usurping authority over him.

Paul goes on to reveal the basis for this.

13) For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15) Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1 Timothy 2:13-15

Most folks today read this passage and take offense, rejecting it as absurd. Mystery Babylon and Jezebel can't abide with such truth. This is commonly further justified because most saints have been sold a simplistic and perverted doctrine of salvation that denies any such kind that might involve childbearing or that might involve all Israel (Romans 11:26). Most also have never even considered the eventual restitution of all things, which is a related promise. My friend, there are many kinds of salvation. One kind involves childbearing. In that kind, continuance in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety is also required.

The first reason given for why a woman is not permitted to teach nor usurp authority over the man goes back to the order of creation. Adam was first formed, then Eve. This compares to the explanation in Paul's instruction about head covering about why "the woman is the glory of the man."

7) For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
8) For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
9) Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
1 Corinthians 11:7-9

The second point made there references purpose, a very noteworthy point. The woman was created for the man. This directs us back to the second chapter of Genesis.

And Jehovah God saith, `Not good for the man to be alone, I do make to him an helper -- as his counterpart.'
Genesis 2:18 (YLT)

Clearly, the woman was not made to be "a boss -- as his counterpart," and neither was she made to be "a match -- as his competitor." This is an important perspective to keep in mind.

In 1 Timothy 2, the second reason given for why a woman is not permitted to teach nor usurp authority over the man makes reference to the third chapter of Genesis.

13) For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1 Timothy 2:13-14

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
Genesis 3:6

When the woman ate, she did so being deceived. When the man ate, he did so even though he was not deceived. The woman being deceived was in the transgression. Paul isn't suggesting the man was without blame but gives insight into the transgression as a reason why a woman is not permitted to teach nor usurp authority over the man. This brings the matter of deception to our attention.

Some who eagerly dismiss the revelation justify their behavior with the observation that some women are more discerning and less deceived than some men. While that's obvious to anyone with a brain, such rationalization isn't going to count for much when judgment comes on the basis of obedience. What some choose to regard as Paul's misguided advice will be a testimony against them.

In the next chapter, consider what's written about these matters.

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

Following that is a testimony that should speak loudly about today, when Jezebel and control spirits are recognized by many of us as active nearly everywhere, even and especially in the church!

1) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2) Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

1 Timothy 4:1-2

When we read that a woman is not permitted to teach nor usurp authority over the man, this is "enough said" for those who are willing to obey. The reasons provided in the context are given, not so we can wrestle them to justify rebellion, but rather to afford those who are eager to be found obedient further insight. Indeed, you may be able to appreciate some of the more profound insight that can be gleaned from Paul's inspired explanation!

14) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15) Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1 Timothy 2:14-15

When you follow the prompt back into the referenced passage in Genesis what you'll find is this same pattern of transgression followed by a promise involving childbearing.

Unto the woman He said, `Multiplying I multiply thy sorrow and thy conception, in sorrow dost thou bear children, and toward thy husband [is] thy desire, and he doth rule over thee.'
Genesis 3:16 (YLT)

If you understand what happened in the garden when the woman was deceived you may recognize 1 Timothy 2:14-15 as yet another clue to the nature of the sin in the garden. It relates to childbearing! The woman eating is a figurative reference to procreation with the serpent tree. She later gave birth to Cain. This is the subject of a three part study titled Who is Cain's Father? If you really understand how the woman's transgression resulted in bearing the child who became a race of people contrary to the Creator you should perceive a woman's childbearing with her continuing in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety as a gracious provision for redemption. This childbearing is far more than just the bearing of accountability as a curse upon all women. This is honorable and how the Adamic line is persisted, the heritage of the Lord, the line of the Creator through Adam and Noah!

That is profound, yet there's more we can and should glean from the link between 1 Timothy 2 and Genesis that is the heart of the subject of women teaching men!

Lord willing, I'll pick this up in the next post!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Part 12 - See, it's the "i" of Horus! The Occult Apple Brand and the Verizon eyePhone

This morning, the official announcement was made that the iPhone would be available on the popular Verizon Wireless network. To some folks, that's a really big deal, and long anticipated.

The Wall Street Journal report: Verizon Wireless to Offer iPhone 4 in February

In the previous post to this blog, Verizon was noted as a partner in the ISIS m-commerce network and wallet that I proposed will function as intermediate step toward the implementation of the mark of the Beast.

Industry analysts make much of such things as the impact this Apple/Verizon cooperative effort will have upon AT&T, a wireless network competitor that has had exclusive carrier privileges for the iPhone since its launch. Although AT&T and Verizon are rivals, they are partners in the ISIS venture. Who really wins and loses in such a deal as the one announced today?

A blogger for the Wall Street Journal wrote the following after a post-announcement chat with Apple's analyst, Gene Munster.

"The iPhone’s appearance on Verizon isn’t about selling more iPhones. More importantly, it’s about snuffing out a nascent threat from Google’s Android software, which has been gaining traction thanks to sales of smartphones at Verizon Wireless."
Verizon iPhone: Yep, The Real Target is Google.

Should we care who wins this contest? Is there a good guy to root for in such battles over market share turf? I don't think so. I've blogged about Google and Verizon imagery, exposing their occult imagery at some length. All the players in the arena are hell-bent on preparing the network and the node that is YOU for the appointed season. Resistance is futile. Prepare to be assimilated. Or, another choice remains before you: Die to self now in submission to the Lord Y'shua and receive of His life!

Dates of special events and even their locations are usually chosen very carefully. Today's announcement in NYC was such an event, coming on a date filled with ones and zeros, a binary or digital date. It's also filled with 11s. The number eleven biblically signals the flesh of man as being fragile and temporaral like the flower of grass that quickly fades and dies. 1/11/11 has more ones than 1/1/11 but is probably less significant a date numbering that what 11/11/11 will come to be. The time of the event in NYC was 11 am ET, in the location recognized by many as one of the primary identities of the great city Babylon in these last days (Revelation 18).

I participated in the launch by lurking on the CNET live chat and found the comments posted very interesting!

One of the Cnet hostesses, Maggie Reardon, posted the first comment after the publicity event was underway. "Verizon says that it's role in this anytime anywhere world is to bring great content to devices anywhere. And the network is key to doing that."

Chat user "Big Joe" immediately responded: "They're announcing a digital implant that loads content right to your cerebral cortex?" (11:02) You'll note from the screenshot I snapped during the chat that his comment wasn't one out of a dozen or more, not even one out of two, but the only comment made by other than CNET reps in the entire minute.

At 11:04, user SergioC comments: "he is going to wait until 11:11:11" - making obvious reference to the anticipated announcement of the Verizon iPhone and expressing his observation of intentional number signaling.

At 11:06, CNET's Maggie Reardon comments: "Ok here we go. He officially announces the latest partner is the tech giant Apple."

At 11:06, user Steven comments: "Following this is like waiting on Moses to come back down the mountain."

At 11:07, user Applemister comments, "This is a special moment in history"

Moses coming down from the mountain - that's a special moment in history! These are some interesting comments for a public forum hosted by the tech news group owned by the seeing-eye CBS network!

(Note: The name McAdam translates to, "son of Adam.")

Instead of waiting until 11:10 or 11:11:11, the official announcement naming the iPhone appears to have been made at 8 or possibly 9 minutes after the hour. Still, we get the message of the numbering with elevens, ones and zeros.

Those who were hitting the Verizon and possibly Apple's corporate sites apparently had some prior notice, as I did on the chat when user Kendall posted at 11:07 that an iPhone splash page was now appearing on the Verizon Wireless website.

Disappointment was expressed by some that the iPhone will use Verizon's 3G instead of LTE, the 4G network. LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, which can be interpreted in the context of the post-human genetic transformation signaled by Verizon's marketing imagery.

The Apple Brand

Apple, Inc. was named by Fortune Magazine as the most admired company in the world for the last three years straight. Apple recently surpassed its rival Microsoft in rank as the most valuable technology company in the world. Yeah, they're a major merchant in the world. Their first product, the Apple 1 personal computer, was introduced in July 1976 for $666.66. That price point was an early clue about what was to come.

The Apple brand is an Eye of Horus symbol that hearkens back to the Garden of Eden as a reference to Luciferian illumination and gnosis, and as a flagrant boast of the serpent's conquest over Adam and Eve.

A logo designer living in Spokane Washington writes of Apple's logo, "The symbology of the apple also holds well-known connotations of being healthy and wholesome. While the bite out of the apple gives a biblical allusion to sin or the discovery of knowledge."

The apple with a bite out of it hearkens to the sin in the garden because it's popularly (though wrongly) considered that it was a bite from an apple offered by the serpent that caused man to sin in his first rebellion against the Creator.

4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7) And the eyes of them both were opened
, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:4-7

Apple's first slogan was "Byte into the Apple" (~1978-1997), an enticement to sin, in a general sense. More particularly, if you understand the figurative meaning that is to engage with the serpent to produce offspring and perceive the dual nature of the mark of the beast as both digital and biological (as presented in the previous post), you'll get where they were going with that. It's like the $666.66 Apple 1, the coming 666 mark. The promise of eyes being opened and being as gods, knowing good and evil is the promise of the Eye of Horus, the attainment of illumination and gnosis through ascension to the status of a god!

The apple logo from 1976 to the present is an "i" of Horus, with the apple leaf dotting the "i." The leaf pictures the flame of an apple candle, a source of illumination. The coloring of the classic rainbow logo used from 1976 until 1998 reveals how it compares to the Great Seal's pyramid with an "Osiris green" Beast capstone hovering above it.

Each iteration of the Apple logo features a special lighting effect. The rainbow exhibits the prism effect. Black absorbs all light. The glowing translucent effect was quite the rage in Web graphics design for a season. Chrome is a polished and mirrored surface that reflects light. The Apple logo draws attention to the aspect of illumination as common to many Eye of Horus symbols.

Chrome also provides a subtle link to "chromosome," like the Goog-Goog-Googly eye Chrome browser, whose icon is another Eye of Horus. While that's powerful, the more potent scheme was the classic rainbow, which references the great flood of Noah's day. The rainbow was given as a sign following that flood, the lasting reminder of a promise made by the Creator. The serpent is bitter about all that. The rainbow apple is the serpent's promise of revenge that pivots on a counter-flood event where he will avenge the purging of his family from the surface of the earth (see Olympic Ceremony Symbolism - here and here).

When Apple's illuminating Eye of Horus imagery is recognized, a passage from the Psalms comes to mind from which has come the expression, the apple of your eye.

7) Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
8) Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9) From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
Psalm 17:7-9

I perceive this Apple identity as a mocking of the Lord and His trusting people. The corporate branding is the counterfeit. As Fortune Magazine's most admired company in the world for the past three years, they are unquestionably the apple of the world's eye. Revelation 18 reveals how this status does not bode well for them.

Apple's branding supports the Eye of Horus scheme through the naming convention of their popular products. They have not only brought us the iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac, iBook, iTunes, iLife, iWork and mobile iOS, they've spawned copy cats in many sectors. The pre-pended "i" suggesting personalisation and individuality appeals to the carnal man through the love of the self, expressing the exaltation of "me, myself and I." The product naming convention is also a link to the corporate logo because the logo's apple is indeed an "i" dotted with a candle flame leaf. The "i" is an obfuscated 9. The 9th letter of the alphabet is the single digit number representing the genetic transformation of the mark of the Beast. The Apple branding is brilliant and is among the world's most recognizable brands. Its the simple and powerful "i" of Horus.

Steve Jobs is the main figure behind Apple. He's also a major shareholder in Pixar and also Disney, and on Disney's board. To understand where this whole Apple thing comes from we can look back at his early history. After high school, a few college classes in Portland, OR and a stint with Atari as a technician building computers, "Jobs then traveled to India with a Reed College friend (and, later, the first Apple employee), Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing. During this time, Jobs experimented with psychedelics, calling his LSD experiences "one of the two or three most important things [he had] done in [his] life". He has stated that people around him who did not share his countercultural roots could not fully relate to his thinking." (Steve Jobs - Early Years - Wikipedia)

He sought enlightenment, or, the third eye activation of Buddhism, which is the eye of Horus activation. Did he find it? Did he follow Robert Johnson and Bob Dylan to the crossroads and strike a bargain?

Like Google's slogan, "Don't be evil," the promise of Apple is false. A TV ad promoting the advent of Macintosh features a take off on the George Orwell novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. [video] '1984' Apple Macintosh Commercial

The connection with the Apollo worshiping Olympics in that ad is obvious, as is the identification with the hammer throwing Thor, which is, alongside Apollo, another probable alias of the ancient god worshiped as Horus. The meaning of the name Macintosh is: "Son of the chieftain, with -in- meaning 'the' and -tosh- representing Toshack, from the Welsh 'tywysog' meaning 'prince.'" Given the context, I equate Macintosh with Horus, the "son of the prince" of the power of the air.

Did you hear mention of the garden (@ 25 seconds) that invites the association of the proverbial apple in the garden scenario? Did you notice how everyone in the collective was illuminated through the woman's act of defiance? Hello Eve! Their closing narrative states, "Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh and you'll see..." Interpreted according to the esoteric imagery, what is being declared is that this Eye of Horus brand will introduce "the son of the prince" and you'll see, as with the illuminated eye. That testimony is consistent with everything else being signaled today, as I perceive it. In hindsight, did Apple's introduction of the Macintosh cause anyone to see why 1984 would not be like "1984"? I don't know. From where I sit, their suggestion that the masses would somehow be illuminated due to the introduction of the Macintosh and set free from the evil totalitarian control of big brother seems a lot like the same old lie sold to Eve. Apple has been all about advancing and heralding the real big brother, the devil's Beast.

Consider also the Jezebel vs male authority and queen bee / male drone themes in the ad! A recent ad for the UK oracular 63336 service (see here and here) is worth noting here, which compares on some points..

In wrapping up this lengthy post, I want to make the point that use of the Verizon iPhone with its iOS and m-commerce apps or some competitor's device with a Google Android OS for m-commerce is significant motion toward the embedded microchip. Today's technology is not yet the mark, and the Horus Beast has not yet come forth, but this communications technology business has got "the mark is coming" written all over it. It testifies that the Beast IS coming soon. We're seeing something akin to the woman who will ride the Beast as an adolescent.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Part 11 - See, it's the "i" of Horus! ISIS Mobile Commerce Network and Isis Mobile Wallet

It would be a mistake to think the Eye of Horus imagery is the honoring of a irrelevant mythological god. Neither should we think what is being exposed in these posts can be attributed wholly to the secretive activity of a small number of fanatical devotees. It must rather be acknowledged that the races of men are under great delusion, recruited and controlled by the spells cast against them.

It is written that "the mystery of iniquity doth already work" (2 Thessalonians 2:7). It is also written that, "for by thy (that great city Babylon) sorceries were all nations deceived" (see Revelation 18:21-23) The sorcery (pharmakeia) is more than chemical action alone because it involves the kinds of spells that come by sound and sight.

The Eye of Horus imagery testifies of and advances the devil's "mark of the Beast" scheme. Its many forms combine the elements of illumination, gnosis and genetic transformation. The god honored as Horus will soon be manifested in the world as never before.

Let the consistency and redundancy of the messages cleverly embedded in the Eye of Horus imagery speak to you about the true nature of the world around you. Let it speak to you about how important the transformation really is to those who control this present world. Take stock of it. This explains what you see going on around you. Don't be found acting like those who are under the spells.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:6

ISIS - a Mobile Commerce Network

A mobile commerce network was announced in November of 2010 that assumed the identity of the mother of Horus, Isis. The Roman Catholic church venerates Isis under the alias Mary. Isis is the goddess of America as attested to by the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell and the Freedom statue atop the national capitol dome. It seems likely to me that all goddess worship is ultimately directed to a demonic agency of Satan known perhaps most popularly as Isis.

Most folk will make nothing of it, yet those of us who understand how Horus is being birthed into the world through symbol and in reality should recognize the deployment of this network as a sign! That this is intended to birth Horus is signaled by the ISIS branding. The ISIS business activity is a key technological facet of the coming implementation of the mark of the Beast. As we watch this unfold with our eyes open we discover yet one more instance of validation that we are, thankfully, not ignorant of such devices of the enemy of our souls.

On the site, the ISIS logo presents the name in stylized letters. The peculiar form enables the embedding of the Eye of Horus imagery. The other branding imagery presents mark of the Beast recipients as related fallen angel offspring, and the approach of Horus illumination as birthed by ISIS.

In the collection of images presented on the right, the ISIS logo appears in the upper left. Below it is how it would look in a reflecting pool, a visual signal of the Hermetic Maxim, "As above, so below." When you see that reflected image as two letters "R," you perceive the embedded Eye of Horus imagery. As common to corporate logos, it's a clever graphic! And evil!

In the upper right is an exhibit of how the four pointed stars of the starry heavens are formed, which also form points of connection for the three sponsoring mobile network entity graphics. The grayish graphic is nearly the same as what's on its left except that, instead of separating the reflected image from ISIS by a short distance, I placed them so they touch, as if the logo was sitting directly on the mirrored surface. I made the black circle to call attention to the star formed inside by making that part of the graphic a negative image. I did that to highlight the shape formed at that location so you can compare it to the stars and see the match.

The meaning of the location of that star in the graphic helps explains the meaning of the stars. The star shape is formed where heaven and earth intersect, where heavenly ISIS meets or gives birth to Horus in the earth. A star is a metaphor for an angel. These stars produced are offspring that are kin to Horus. As pictured in the graphic, the offspring produced are at the center of the ISIS/Horus reproductive scheme. Horus is the Beast and the stars produced are the angel-man hybrids who bear the mark of the Beast!

Imagery picturing the rising sun signals the approach of the Beast as a sun god and counterfeit Messianic Bridegroom (Psalm 19:4-6). Even outside the context of the Hinomaru (sun disk) being Japan's national emblem, it's fairly common. The most vivid example that comes to my mind is the logo for Barack Obama, which I presented in a post titled What does Obama's logo really mean? in the context of the Beast alias Apollo.

On the site, visitors are led to navigate in sequence through the pages from "HOME" to "HOW IT WORKS," "THE ISIS STORY" then finally "NEWSROOM." As you advance through the sequence the purple background field of stars brightens as the night sky towards dawn. In the image at left I illustrate this progression, where the brightening sky towards sunrise pictures the scheme where ISIS brings to birth the sun god Horus! The brightening starry scene is also the subtle promise of illumination as by the Eye of Horus.

To get better educated on this timely subject, you can Web search keywords like mobile commerce and mobile wallet, which reveals that the ISIS effort is not the sole effort in this arena.

Yesterday, this article was posted on the major media CNN site:
From How to make sure your smartphone payments are secure - January 7, 2011. "Payment is the next frontier of mobile technology and is becoming a hot area for innovation helping to make carrying a wallet obsolete."

From Pay with your phone: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile announce Isis mobile commerce network, dated November 16, 2010, here are a couple excerpts.

"We’ve previously reported that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile were gearing up to have your cellphone replace your credit card — now it’s official. The companies today announced the Isis mobile commerce network, which uses near-field communication (NFC) technology to let you make purchases with your phone."

"The three carriers collectively have over 200 million customers in the US. In one fell swoop, they’ll soon make NFC transactions a possibility for nearly two-thirds of the US."

How is it that ISIS intends to birth Horus? Aside from the impact of their marketing imagery, the mobile commerce (aka m-commerce) network and wallet implementation is an intermediate step on the way towards a fully implemented microchip implant. Eventually, all the critical features will be off-loaded from a device like a phone that has the implicit risk of loss or disassociation from its owner.

The Mark

16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Revelation 13:16-17

As we watch attentively according to the Lord's commands, what's being revealed in this late hour is as a collection of “dots” that demand connection. As we discover them and draw the connecting lines, a picture is drawn that looks like a many featured microchip implant. It is for the connection of an individual to a networked collective; electronically as a data node, and biologically, even spiritually.

As I continue to learn from insight opening into the Bible and related texts and the occult signaling of logos, movies, etc., it has become evident that the chip will evolve into the collection of elements that compose the mark of the Beast. PositiveID continues to develop their implantable chip with a broad feature set implementing a wide range of services, including virus detection and drug delivery systems. The technology facilitating RFID secure data links to a global network is essential. Access to personal identity records, medical records and financial accounts will eventually require the chip implant as a point of connection. This will also be the means of the exercise of full control over those within the network and the means of depriving those who refuse connection.

The other side of the mark of the Beast relates to how the chip implant will facilitate a biological transformation. The continual plying of our physical bodies (and soul through the blood) is preparing us for the DNA transformation through combinations of drugs and an array of targeting frequencies and sounds generated in our environment. The constant influence of the visual signs and symbols also continues to move us towards a day of transformation, where the promised illumination and gnosis will appear to be delivered. While all that is effective, it's not enough, of itself. An act of the will must be required as the key to transformation. We must have the ability to choose or reject something. The choice is about Christ and Antichrist, of course, but, for many, the choice will at one point come down to whether or not to take the mark; the microchip implant.

The chip will ultimately custom tweak the unique biological structure of an individual, generating a third strand of DNA. This will alter their identity, their very species to make them post-human or transhuman. It will break folks off the Yahweh/Adam/Noah tree and graft them permanently into the serpent tree. As to how this works, have you watched Threshold? It seems obvious to me now, after the study I did about bells (regarding which I actually had two personal signs involved) that aural frequencies, harmonics, oscillations and resonance are the key. Leveraging bioacoustics (re homeopathy, aroma therapy), something like a resonance feedback loop linked to something comparable to virus detection sensor mechanisms will probably do the job. The “right hand” implantation site could possibly be an “early adopter” location of the marker chip, followed by a more effectual site in closer proximity to the pineal gland.

There's a degree of speculation in what I propose, but, like I mentioned, these are all as dots that demand connection by reason of the redundant messaging I perceive as the Lord continues to open my eyes in this season of faithful watching.

PositiveId finds mention pretty regularly in this blog and it's appropriate to shine the light their way once again. Their logo and branding signals the Eye of Horus. The letter "o" in their logo is an illuminated eye - the Eye of Horus. Their product named iGlucose follows the popular convention of prepending the lower-case "i" on products to express personalization. More importantly, this trend expresses the "i" of Horus, which I'll address in the context of Apple's branding in a future post, Lord willing.

I stated earlier that the chip is for the connection of an individual to a networked collective; electronically as a data node, and biologically, even spiritually. You should note this dual focus from even their official corporate declarations.

I recommend reading this press release dated 11/29/2010, reading between the lines for the cues suggesting what I proposed above. PositiveID Corporation Expands Its Wireless Body Platform Utilizing Its Patented Embedded Bio-Sensor System There's far more to the chip's present capabilities than that. The chip has already been in use with GPS tracking features and payment system access for years.

From this press release, dated May 17, 2010 (PositiveID Corporation Completes Initial Prototype of its iGlucose Product for Real-Time Diabetes Management) comes the following excerpt.

"About PositiveID Corporation:
PositiveID Corporation develops and markets healthcare and information management products through its RFID-based diagnostic devices and identification technologies, and its proprietary disease management tools. PositiveID operates in two main divisions: HealthID and ID Security.

Their interest in health is, bottom line, in reprogramming your genetic code. Everything else relates to being an ID tag hook to the digital global Beast network, where the m-commerce wallet will be leveraged to transition us to where all buying, selling, eating and "essential" services and living is controlled on the basis of that connection.

Back to ISIS...

The featured blurb on the ISIS home page reads:
Wallet... Meet Phone
The Isis™ mobile wallet will eliminate the need to carry cash, credit and debit cards, reward cards, coupons, tickets and transit passes, fundamentally changing how you shop, pay and save. All with your phone.

Is "Wallet... Meet Phone" an allusion to "ET phone home"? Probably.

People have been encouraged to trust their phones and are doing so more and more. Many will be happy to be relieved of the burden of carrying a wallet. Even physical keys like car keys and hotel keys are being phased out. Trust was first put in cards, now fobs and phones. Many are still pretty wary of the chip implant, but after the m-commerce wallet is trusted, it's a small step off the phone to trust in the chip. What folks aren't acknowledging with all this trust shifting is that, ultimately, it comes down to the benevolence of those who control the systems. When that trust is betrayed, it will be too late. The trap will have been set and already sprung.

If all this seems familiar, mobile commerce and the chip's health connection was addressed in the NCR series that began a year to the day before the ISIS mobile wallet was announced.

Will ISIS birth Horus? I wouldn't bet against it. What is being referenced as Horus will be birthed. The Bible tells me so!