And he (the antichrist) shall pitch the tabernacle of his palace between the seas in the holy mountain of beauty: but he shall come to his portion, and there is none to deliver him.”
(Daniel 11:45)
Between The Seas


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BREAKINGISRAELNEWS

BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz November 10, 2016 , 11:30 am

Thus saith Hashem to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him, and to loose the loins of kings; to open the doors before him, and that the gates may not be shut.” Isaiah 45:1 (The Israel Bible™)

The Sanhedrin has requested that president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin work together to help rebuild the Temple. (Breaking Israel News)

The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin’s expressed desire for the Temple to be rebuilt, prompted the Jewish court to send a letter offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.

Cyrus the Great, King of Persia in the sixth century BCE, announced in the first year of his reign that he was prompted by God to make a decree that the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt.

Thus saith Koresh king of Paras: All the kingdoms of the earth hath Hashem, the God of heaven, given me; and He hath charged me to build Him a house in Yerushalayim, which is in Yehuda.” Ezra 1:2

Cyrus sent the Jews under his rule back to Israel with a considerable sum of money with which to rebuild the Temple. The Sanhedrin plans to call on the two world leaders to take up this ancient Biblical decree and support the Jewish people in their holy mission.

Rabbi Weiss explained that the US elections have made the eternal Jewish dream a very real possibility.

“We are poised to rebuild the Temple. The political conditions today, in which the two most important national leaders in the world support the Jewish right to Jerusalem as their spiritual inheritance, is historically unprecedented,” Rabbi Weiss told Breaking Israel News.
The Sanhedrin’s letter notes that Trump’s upset victory was due to his support of Jerusalem, and reminds Trump of his campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively recognizing the city as the capital of Israel. The Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed in Congress in 1995, initiated the moving of the embassy, but has been vetoed since every American president since. The Sanhedrin calls on Trump to withhold the veto after he takes office.

The Sanhedrin also recalled Putin’s connection to the Temple in its letter. During his third official trip to Jerusalem in 2012, Putin paid a late-night visit to the Kotel (Western Wall). When he arrived at the holy site, the Russian leader stood in silence for several minutes, offering up a personal prayer, after which he read Psalms from a Russian-Hebrew prayer book.

An Israeli bystander called out in Russian, “Welcome, President Putin.” Putin approached the man, who explained the importance of the Temple Mount and the Jewish Temple. Chadrei Charedim, an Orthodox Hebrew news site, reported that Putin responded, “That’s exactly the reason I came here – to pray for the Temple to be built again.”

Putin at the Western Wall

After this remarkable exchange, the Sanhedrin sent a letter to Putin calling on him to fulfill his prayer. At the time, President Putin did not respond to the Sanhedrin’s request, but now that the incoming US president is a potential ally in the project, the Sanhedrin believes it is time for Putin to take an active role in rebuilding the Temple.

In addition to its requests concerning the Temple, the Sanhedrin is also calling on Putin and Trump to renew the 1920 League of Nations resolution known as the San Remo treaty, which essentially enabled the creation of a Jewish State by dividing the Ottoman Empire. It incorporated the Balfour Declaration, issued by Great Britain in 1917, which gave official recognition and backing for the establishment of Israel.

US President Calvin Coolidge ratified the San Remo agreement in 1925, thus making recognition of a Jewish State legally binding by US law. The Sanhedrin emphasized that it is imperative at this time, when the Palestinian Authority is attempting to rewrite world history by campaigning against the Balfour declaration, to strengthen the historic American commitment to the State of Israel by readopting the agreement.

Rabbi Weiss emphasized that supporting the Jewish claim to Jerusalem would bring benefit Russia and America, as well as the entire world.

“The leaders of Russia and America can lead the nations of the world to global peace through building the Temple, the source of peace,” Rabbi Weiss explained. “This will offset the disgraceful UNESCO resolutions that are the root cause of increasing terror and violence.”

Last month, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) passed two resolutions denying any connection between the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people, ceding to Islam a religious monopoly on many of Judaism’s holiest sites.

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PNW

Temple Institute Moves Ahead With Plans For Third Temple

Tom Olago

November 08, 2016

Temple Institute is unrelentingly pulling out all the stops via a multi-faceted approach to ensure that the 3rd Jewish Temple will finally be built. If sheer zeal and commitment alone could accomplish the project, it would certainly have been accomplished a long while ago.

But as Andrew Tobin for the Times of Israel recently reported, the problem for proponents of this project is that the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem is sacred not only to Jews but to Muslims and Christians too.

The site includes the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, two of the most significant shrines in Islam.

The Temple Institutes growth has coincided with increased mainstream support for Jewish access to the Temple Mount. A large minority of Israelis now opposes the restriction on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, according to polls.

The ardent drive to build continues to manifest in various ways. The Temple Institute, dedicated to rebuilding the ancient holy site, is now using new internet tools to bring its message to the masses.

A new YouTube video message titled Its Time To Build was released ahead of the Jewish fast day of Tisha BAv (which commemorates the Second Temples destruction in 70 CE by the Romans) as part of the Temple Institutes strategy of using the new tools of the internet to bring its ancient message to the masses.

The phrase encapsulates the groups controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the temple that was the heart of their religion until its destruction 2,000 years ago.

Tobin further notes that over much of those two millennia, mourning the loss of the temple and longing for its restoration has been central to Jewish thought and practice.

Our goal is to raise the consciousness of the Jewish people and all humanity toward the central role that the holy temple plays in the life of mankind, Rabbi Chaim Richman, the Massachusetts-born co-founder and the international director of the Temple Institute said. Were very much focused on getting the message out on all the channels of social media and all the things people are into today. Most of my work is internet related.

The Temple Institute focuses on preparing the objects and skills needed for the sacrifice of animals and the esoteric rituals that were carried out by Kohanim, or priests, in front of crowds of Jewish pilgrims before the last temples destruction. All its work is led by a rabbinical council and based on meticulous analysis of Jewish scripture and academic research.

The institute has reconstructed nearly all the sacred vessels needed to perform the services in a rebuilt Temple, including the High Priests breastplate featuring the 12 precious stones of the tribes of Israel, the half-ton golden menorah and the musical instruments of the Levitical choir.

The group also works to build support for its mission and itself, which is where the internet comes in. After his cable television show that aired in Texas was canceled in 2006, Richman found an audience for his temple-centric scriptural exegesis online.

These days, his weekly TV and radio shows are among the 914 videos that appear on the Temple Institutes YouTube channel, which has more than 17,000 subscribers and 4.6 million views. The groups Facebook page has more than 186,000 followers.

Most content is in English, to maximize reach, including to the many evangelical Christians who support the group, many through tax-exempt charities in the U.S. For many evangelicals, the construction of a third Temple fulfills a prophecy about the Second Coming of Jesus.

In a further demonstration of commitment to re-establishing the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, the Temple Institute announced it is opening a school for training Levitical priests for their eventual service in a new temple, based on a recent jta.org publication.

The institute ran several pilot programs in recent years and now is embarking on a mission to teach Kohanim all the practical skills required to serve in the Third Holy Temple, it said in a statement.

According to the Institute, the curriculum at the Nezer HaKodesh Institute for Kohanic Studies will include courses on the Temple service, theory and practice and the role and application of modern technology in the Third Temple.

In a separate report, David Israel for jewishpress.com noted that the curriculum at Nezer HaKodesh will also include courses such as The Sacred Temple Vessels Aspects of Engineering and Design; and The Mathematics of the Holy Temple.

We are extremely excited to announce this new step toward the restoration of the Holy Temple service. We call first and foremost upon Kohanim worldwide to support this special project, which signifies a return to their birthright.

We have chosen to use IndieGogo as a tool to enable as many people as possible to be a part of this historic initiative, Rabbi Chaim Richman, international director of the Temple Institute, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, many Jews and Christians await with great anticipation the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple. For Jews, a long-held passionate desire to see the temple restored will finally be fulfilled.

For Christians, although there is some debate on the timing of the rebuilding of the temple the overall focus is more on the exciting impact of this eschatological event on Gods prophetic time-clock.

It will signal the imminent return of Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and the fulfillment of the new Heaven and the new Earth under His divine righteous and eternal rulership. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1)

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Townhall

After Trump Victory, Pressure Builds to Officially Name Jerusalem Capital of Israel

Katie Pavlich

Posted: Nov 10, 2016 11:15 AM

Before Donald Trump won the presidency on Tuesday night, he campaigned on a promise to officially name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said he would order the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to the Holy City.

Now that Trump's victory is secure, pressure is already building for those promises to be fulfilled.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat cheered “Mazel tov, Mr. President!” to the winning candidate and then reminded Trump that he had promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s declared capital, Jerusalem. The United States does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, awaiting instead a final negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely — Israel’s top diplomat — chimed in that she wanted Trump to fulfill his campaign vow to recognize Jerusalem. “That would be an important historic move,” she said.

“This will symbolize the close relationship and courageous friendship between the two nations,” said Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

The leader of Israel’s Jewish Home party, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, called Trump’s win “a tremendous opportunity for Israel to immediately announce its intention to renege on the idea of establishing Palestine in the heart of the country — a direct blow to our security and the justice of our cause.”

Yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory, calling him a great friend of the Jewish state.

"President-elect Trump, my friend, congratulations on being elected President of the United States of America. You are a great friend of Israel," Netanyahu said "The bond between the US and Israel is based on shared values, shared interests and a shared future. I am sure that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the special alliance between Israel and the US and we will bring them to new heights."

In return, Trump invited Netanyahu to visit the United States for a meeting. The two met at Trump Tower earlier this year.

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cnsnews.com

Will Trump Break With Predecessors And Move US Embassy to Jerusalem?

By Patrick Goodenough | November 10, 2016 | 4:13 AM EST

(CNSNews.com) – It’s not an issue that came up much during the election campaign, but President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem could have significant consequences – if he honors it.

News of his stunning election victory raised hopes among conservative politicians in Israel that Trump will do what his three predecessors refused to do, despite their earlier promises: relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s declared capital, in line with U.S. law passed 21 years ago.

Congratulating Trump, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said moving the embassy would “symbolize the tight connection and deep friendship between our two countries,” while Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said she looked forward to Trump fulfilling his embassy promise, “an important historic move.”

A similar sentiment came from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who in a letter thanked Trump for being a staunch supporter of the city – “the capital of the State of Israel and the heart and soul of the Jewish people.”

“In your term as President, I am confident that you will continue to empower our city by reaffirming its sovereignty and moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.”

David Friedman, an advisor to the Trump campaign on Israeli affairs, told the Jerusalem Post Wednesday that moving the embassy “was a campaign promise and there is every intention to keep it.”

In no other country does the U.S. locate its embassy anywhere other than the capital, but Jerusalem is a special case: Israel’s claim to the city, which it says dates back some 3,000 years, to the reign of the biblical King David, is not recognized by the international community.

The Palestinians, meanwhile, want Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state – a position that enjoys strong support in the Islamic world and beyond to virtually every U.N. member-state.

There is a strong religious element to the dispute as well: Jerusalem’s Old City is home to the Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site, and to the Al-Aqsa mosque, the third most revered site in Islam.

A decision to move the embassy of the world’s most powerful nation to Jerusalem would be a huge boost to Israel and please many Jews and many evangelical Christians – but infuriate the Palestinians and the Islamic world.

Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama were all reluctant to take that risk, but the non-politician, real estate magnate who will be the 45th president has proven himself to be unpredictable, so far at least.

During the GOP primary campaign, Trump received some criticism when at a Republican Jewish Coalition event last December he declined to commit to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided capital,” suggesting it wouldn’t be wise to take such a hard and fast position ahead of negotiations on the matter.

But a month later, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network he said he was “100 percent” in favor of moving the embassy to Jerusalem.

Then in March he won applause when he told an AIPAC audience that as president, “We will move the U.S. Embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.”

After Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in September, his campaign said in a readout that he had “acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish People for over 3000 years, and that the United States, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”

National security’ waiver

The congressional mandate referred to in the Trump campaign statement is contained in a 1995 law recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and stating that “the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.”

Should the Jerusalem embassy not be opened by May 31, 1999, it said, the State Department would be barred from spending 50 per cent of the funds allocated to buy and maintain official properties abroad during that fiscal year.

The Jerusalem Embassy Act passed with strong support – 374-37 in the House and 93-5 in the Senate – but President Clinton was unenthusiastic, warning the legislation “could hinder the peace process.” He allowed it to become law, but without his signature.

The law contains an inbuilt waiver authority allowing the president to postpone the move, in the interests of “national security,” for consecutive six-monthly periods.

The May 31, 1999 date came and went with no action, and then two weeks later Clinton issued the first “Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act” notice.

President Bush did the same thing every six months throughout his two terms, a policy that President Obama has continued ever since.

Moving the embassy to Jerusalem has long been a feature on GOP and Democratic party election platforms. This year’s Republican platform called for the embassy to be moved to Jerusalem “in fulfillment of U.S. law,” while the Democratic one said the city “should remain the capital of Israel” but said nothing about the embassy.

The embassy move pledge has also been popular among presidential nominees from both parties, including Republicans Mitt Romney, George W. Bush and John McCain, and Democrats Bill Clinton (as early as 1992), Al Gore and John Kerry.

Obama was an exception while campaigning, although he did tell a pro-Israel gathering in 2008 that “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.” (Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas protested, and Obama backtracked.)

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Palestinian UN envoy threatens to ‘unleash all weapons’ on US if Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem

Mansour threatens USA/Trump on embassy move; Claims PA will release “Pandora’s Box”, pursue International Criminal Court and international organizations

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The Palestinian Authority threatened to respond by “unleashing all of our weapons” if United States President-elect Donald Trump were to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.

The Palestinian United Nations envoy Riyad Mansour stated that if Trump/America were to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, “Nobody should blame us for unleashing all of the weapons that we have in the UN to defend ourselves and we have a lot of weapons in the UN… If they try to attack us by moving the embassy to Jerusalem, which is a violation of Security Council resolutions and a violation of Resolution 181… it means they are showing belligerency against us.”

He stated that he can make “their [US] lives miserable every day with precipitating a veto on my admission as a member state,” referring to the Palestinian Authority’s non-member observer state status. The envoy reportedly threatened to open “Pandora’s box” if the move were to occur, threatening to pursue efforts in the International Criminal Court and international organizations.

Several Israeli politicians have praised Trump on his commitment to move the Embassy from Tel Aviv to the Jewish State’s capital, Jerusalem. In September during a meeting between Netanyahu and Trump in New York, Trump confirmed that as president he would “recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel,” his campaign then releasing the statement “Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years, and that the US, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the state of Israel.”

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PART TWO: SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT “ABADDON ASCENDING”

Part Two—Metaphysics of Portals

November 13, 2016 by SkyWatch Editor

In the 2005 science-fiction action film Doom (staring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), the narration opens with an incredible discovery—an ancient teleportation device dubbed “Ark” is found that links planet earth with Mars. An archeological team goes through the stargate and begins research at the Olduvai station on Mars. While investigating humanoid remains uncovered on the red planet, the team unwittingly opens a door, and all hell breaks loose with a legion of demonic creatures coming through the portal to destroy them (if this sounds like a plot based on the 2015 book I co-authored, On the Path of the Immortals, it is because the makers of Doom borrowed from the same myths and historical phenomena Path investigates concerning widespread accounts of dimensional portals or “doorways” that beings of good and evil have reportedly passed through since the dawn of time).

In another title also in print from Defender Publishing (The Ahriman Gate, a novel by Tom and Nita Horn, free in this collection), the planet Mars is fictionalized as a prison-world wherein entities who rebelled against the Creator God during a past distant war are sealed. When the Ahriman “stargate” is opened, enclosures on the red planet’s crust slide apart, releasing, among other things, Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered-Serpent deity (dragon) of ancient Mesoamerica. (Ahriman’s narrative was partially based on a fanciful theological premise that the location from which Lucifer originally fell was a star system or planetoid). The narrative of Ahriman is also fascinating in light of Hesiod’s Theogony, which describes the place of imprisonment of the Titans:

And there, all in their order, are the sources and ends of gloomy earth and misty Tartarus and the unfruitful sea and starry heaven, loathsome and dank, which even the gods abhor.

It is a great gulf, and if once a man were within the gates…. There stands the awful home of murky Night wrapped in dark clouds. In front of it the son of Iapetus stands immovably upholding the wide heaven upon his head and unwearying hands, where Night and Day draw near and greet one another as they pass the great threshold of bronze…. And there the children of dark Night have their dwellings, Sleep and Death, awful gods. The glowing Sun never looks upon them with his beams, neither as he goes up into heaven, nor as he comes down from heaven. (Lines 736–744)

Hesiod’s Theogony takes on additional mysteries when one considers that the Bible characterizes the place of imprisoned rebel angels using the same words Hesiod employs to describe the place of Titan gods—“Tartarus” and the “Bottomless Pit” (see 2 Peter 2.4; Revelation 9.1–11, 11.7, 17.8, 20.1–3). Couple this with eerily similar discoveries on the actual moon Iapetus, and you understand why a number of researchers are open to the possibility that synthetic-looking planetoids such as Iapetus may be, as they appear to be, artificial. Is something bound inside them?

In Greek mythology, Iapetus was the son of Uranus and Gaia, and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius. Because Atlas was a “father of mankind,” Iapetus was understood in myth to be a progenitor, a creator god, of Homo sapiens.

Italian astronomer and engineer Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovered Saturn’s moon Iapetus in 1672 using his small refracting telescope. Cassini correctly deciphered the disappearing and reappearing act of Iapetus as due to the moon synchronously rotating with one hemisphere continuously facing Saturn. Iapetus is also divided by a great gulf formed by a giant walled threshold at its equator. This feature was discovered during a New Year’s Eve flyby in 2005 when NASA’s Cassini spacecraft photographed the 1,300 kilometers (808 miles) long and 20 kilometers (12 miles) high rim stretching over one-third of the moon’s equator. No other moon in the solar system has been found with such a stunning feature: literally a 60,000-foot-high wall. Compare this fact again with Hesiod’s description of a great threshold of bronze:

It is a great gulf…. murky Night wrapped in dark clouds. In front of it the son of Iapetus…where Night and Day draw near and greet one another as they pass the great threshold of bronze…. And there the children of dark Night have their dwellings, Sleep and Death, awful gods. The glowing Sun never looks upon them with his beams, neither as he goes up into heaven, nor as he comes down from heaven (Lines 736–744)

Giant wall on Iapetus equator”

In The Search for Life in the Universe, Tobias Owen (the man at NASA who discovered the face on Mars) and Donald Goldsmith wrote: “This unusual moon [Iapetus] is the only object in the Solar System which we might seriously regard as an alien signpost—a natural object deliberately modified by an advanced civilization to attract our attention.”[i]

In an email to me (Tom Horn) in 2005 before he died of a brain tumor, David Flynn made an interesting point about this including the possibility of the “bottomless pit” (mentioned above) actually being a “star” (or an extraterrestrial object) in heaven:

Tom, you are intrepid enough to address an issue many are afraid to investigate…. And you are right about gates [and that various beings have come through them]….

[Flynn then quotes from Revelation 9] “And he opened the bottomless pit…. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth… and the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle; and…their faces [were] as the faces of men. And they had hair of women, and their teeth were as of lions…” (Rev[elation] 9:1–8)

[Flynn continues] Here is described an army of beings with mixed genetics [transgenics], but all species of terrestrial origin. The similarities between the “locusts with faces of men” and the modern reports of “insectoid” aliens [descending through dimensional gates] stand out in John’s prophecy…. It is assumed that the locusts of Revelation 9 “ascend” from a bottomless pit somewhere on earth because the story of the locust invasion begins with a “star” falling from heaven to earth and an angel with a key. The Greek word translated “fall” is Pipto, which means to “descend from a higher place to a lower.” If the star itself IS the bottomless pit, Revelation 9 could be describing an extraterrestrial object—a mother ship if you will—moving into orbit around earth with myriad beings. From this same place in Scripture the word “bottomless” is bathos, often translated as “height” and the word “pit” is Phrear. A phrear in Greek mythology is an orcus, a deep chasm bound by a gulf where fallen beings are imprisoned…. Revelation 12 explains the surety of Satan and his angels coming down from heaven to the earth in the future. For now, they wait… somewhere out in space.

One can easily imagine, if Flynn is correct, how a deceptive “Official Disclosure of Aliens” could be introduced to the world by a sudden, inexplicable movement of an extra solar planetoid and the human hysteria that would follow if Iapetus or a similar “moon” unexpectedly turned and started racing toward earth! (Note, David Flynn’s complete work on this and other intriguing research is available in a single large volume, The David Flynn Collection, at SkyWatchTVStore.com). At the core of such contemplation is a more immediate and disturbing proposition related to our current research: according to ancient biblical and extrabiblical writers, such strategic locations do exist both in heaven and on earth where “doorways” operate via unknown science and/or metaphysics, and powerful entities exist behind them.

Now, imagine for a moment what an astonishing claim that is—that mysterious doors or “gates” exist, and that behind them supernatural entities await! Furthermore, under extraordinary circumstances, such entities have and can traverse from those dimensions into ours. If one believes the Bible, this disturbing fact is reality, it is based on past history and inspired Scripture, and it is prophesied to happen again (more on that later).

Such was the strong assertion from a Christian member of the Apache Nation following my (Tom Horn) appearance on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural, which came on the heels of a trip to the International Observatory atop Mount Graham in Arizona during research for our acclaimed investigation, Exo-Vaticana. I had said (an assumption on my part) on Sid Roth’s program (and others) that the reason the Apache Nation had opposed the Vatican, NASA, and Arizona State University when those organizations first proposed building the Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO) in southeastern Arizona’s Pinaleno Mountains in the late 1980s was that the Native Americans were there first, and that some of their ancestors had lived and died on that property. Thus Mount Graham was something like a graveyard or “holy ground,” and they did not want heavy equipment disturbing the resting place of their forerunners. Hardly had I concluded that assertion before I was contacted by a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribal Counsel who wanted me to know that what I had said was only partially true, and that the bigger issues had to do with the “Mountain Spirits” or “Gaahn” that enter and exit a doorway on Dzil Nchaa Si’ An (Mount Graham) to provide spiritual guidance and mystical health to the Apache, and grander still, that Mount Graham itself is one of the four holiest mountains in all the world to American Indians because it is, according to them, what we might call a stargate—a strategic geographic location through which entities have passed from the great beyond into our reality since time immemorial. On vetting this information and finding this concept truly is held by the Apache and other tribes, the conspiracy meter went off the Richter Scale in my mind with regard to why the Vatican had insisted on that mountain in particular, going so far as to fight through US federal court to win approval for the MGIO. It appeared that, once again, Rome’s Holy See (as documented in the groundbreaking documentary from Gen6 Productions, The Unholy See) had secured dominance over a location where history and lore claim a portal into a parallel dimension.

With that discovery made, during a twenty-four-month investigation (2013–2015), SkyWatch TV, Defender Films, and Defender Publishing sent teams of field researchers, writers, camera operators, theologians, and a private detective to remote locations across the Four Corners region of the United States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and the tribal governments of the Navajo Nation and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe) to meet with academics such as Dr. Don Mose Jr. (Navajo scholar and third-generation medicine man who told us the oldest legends of the Anasazi), other tribal leaders, historians, and native guides to establish the earliest oral and written accounts behind the indigenous peoples. Our quest was twofold: First, to establish whether the Bible supported this hypothesis—that fixed traversable gateways of heaven and earth exist where supernatural interlopers move; and second, to learn whether there was corroborative information on this side of the seas in support of the middle eastern (biblical) narrative involving these gateways and the beings (including Watchers, fiery-flying Seraphim, and giants of Old Testament fame) that had come through them in the past, as the Apache at Mount Graham believe. In other words, was the story of Genesis chapter 6 a universal one? Were the “Days of Noah” global in scope?

What we uncovered in support of these questions—both the subject of scriptural backing as well as universal accounts—was beyond our wildest hopes. So far as American history, one can get a glimpse of the documentation in the following excerpt from our best-selling book, On the Path of the Immortals, where we recount a fragment from the day I sat in a traditional Hogan on the Navajo reservation and interviewed Dr. Mose:

With that, Joe quickly unhooked the camera from the tripod, sat down next to Carl and Dr. Mose, and proceeded for nearly two hours to record what has only ever been allowed a few times in history before: the white man putting on film the official and legendary stories of creation, giants, a great flood, the reptilian deceiver, and more, all from the voice of the nation’s medicine man. Dr. Mose even sang to us in the antiquated tongue and recited parts of what I would call “Old Testament history” paralleled in their earliest antiquity using the Navajo language.

Not only did Dr. Mose substantiate the age-old and globally recorded story of “those who come through portals” and the impact they have had on biblical and global history past and present, and not only did he weave Navajo Indian myths and legends seamlessly with our understanding of the six days of creation, the arrival of Nephilim, and their connection to judgment by a global flood followed by the repopulating of peoples around the world and a second incursion of giants, but there were several instances in which, when I pushed him for greater detail, Dr. Mose went off script (he actually delineated from the official Navajo storyline) to provide greater consistency between history and the way the Bible itself recorded certain events.

For example, as the medicine man was following the “official storyline” about the Anasazi and how they didn’t disappear but rather migrated and became the modern Pueblo Indians, I expressed doubts about that theory, and he responded by grinning just a bit and saying, “Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but—”. He then proceeded to tell us the older stories that his grandfather had repeated about these mysterious peoples actually disappearing after they came under mind control from a reptile with a halo….

Another case in point is when I told him what we had learned from the Apache about cannibalistic giants and God destroying them in the Flood. “Oh, yes,” he said, reaching for an illustrated book he authored that is used in the Nation’s schools and libraries. He opened it to show us an artist’s depiction of a giant that had stood between thirty and forty feet tall: “There was a time when the earth was infested with such great giants and alien gods that destroyed and ate the people,” he said. “Some of them were in human form; others were monsters and [human-animal hybrids].” He followed this with the story of the White Shell Woman, who gave birth to two of the most important characters in Navajo mythology—the twin, miracle-performing sons named Naayéé’ Neizghání (whose name means “Slayer of Alien Gods”) and his twin brother, Tobadzischini. Together, these two great warriors killed many of the giants, hybrids, and monsters that were wantonly destroying human life. As Dr. Mose described these ancient tales, I could not help but think of David killing Goliath and then later other giants with his mighty men.

The storyteller then paused and said, “You know, when the Christian missionaries first came to America and told our people their stories of the giants and the Great Flood, we smiled and let them know we had already heard these tales long ago from our ancestors.” Perhaps this fact is why so many American Indians find it natural to convert to Christianity or why the Nations seem to have no issues with many of their tribal elders and educators being converts to Christianity.[ii]

Also in On the Path of the Immortals, we worked on the question of whether the Bible itself supports the broader idea of fixed locations where entities enter and exit this world, including intelligence that is bound behind gateways awaiting a particular moment when those doors will be opened to allow their arrival as part of end-times Great Tribulation. While such concepts may seem strange to a few readers, the Bible supports the notion that the earth is a “holding tank,” and that intelligent beings exist beneath its surface and sometimes move between its interior and exterior through “gates.” We know the location of the Old Testament Paradise as well as Sheol-Hades lies beneath the crust of the earth. Other places in the Bible depict an underwater reality, including where “the four angels are bound in the great river Euphrates” (Revelation 9:14), as well as where God has imprisoned until the Day of Judgment those Watcher angels that so famously fell (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6). Job 26:5 also speaks of “dead things” that move beneath the waters, and when the woman of Endor communicated with underground spirits, they ascended up from “out of the earth” (1 Samuel 28:13).

Thus the ancient belief that beings and underworld regions were under the control of a supernatural “gatekeeper” associated with Hades is both fascinating and enlightening when compared to these Scriptures, especially when we consider the words of Jesus in Matthew 16:17–18: “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona [son of Jonah]…thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (emphasis added). We do not believe it is coincidental that Jesus referred to Jonah when tying Peter’s confession to gates and the ultimate victory of the church. In the Old Testament, Jonah 2:6 tells of his journey to the bottom of the sea to a “city of gates” (Hebrew bĕriyach, “a fortress inside the earth, a prison”) from which God delivered him. There is no doubt about where Jonah was, as he prayed to God out of the “belly of hell”—the underworld prison of the dead. Jesus made the same connection to earth gateways, Jonah, and His mission for the church again in Matthew 12:40 when He said: “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” This type of reasoning—that the physical planet serves as a repository in which intelligences reside—is and was fundamental to ancient biblical interpretation.

We find another reference to supernatural “gates” and possible fixed earthly locations for their geography in Genesis 28:12. Jacob had just left his dying father, Isaac, having tricked him into believing Jacob was actually Esau and therefore “stealing” the elder twin’s “blessing.” While on his journey, Bible archaeologists mostly agree that Jacob chose to “rest” eleven to twelve miles north of current-day Jerusalem in an area today called Beit El. Weary from his travels, Jacob stopped for the night in the Judean Hills, where he chose a rock to serve as his pillow:

And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.

And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. (Genesis 28:11–19)

Bethel is the same Transjordan area Elijah the prophet had been in just before being caught up into heaven by an angelic “chariot of fire, and horses of fire…and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven” (2 Kings 2:11). Might the area around Bethel and Jordan thus be the location of an angelic portal?

Of course, the most infamous “gate” location in biblical history is the Tower of Babel. Genesis 11 says:

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:1–9)

I (Tom Horn) wrote a series of articles about ten years ago involving the construction of this tower and the larger question of “gateways,” where I built upon the fine research by our dearly departed brother and semiotics genius, David Flynn:

In his opus, Cydonia: The Secret Chronicles of Mars (now part of the oversized single volume The David Flynn Collection), Flynn connected Nimrod’s construction of the Tower of Babel to the rebel planet Mars:

Nimrod…a giant of the race of Nephilim…authored the plan for the tower….[and was] associated in myth with Nergal, the Babylonian God of Mars.…The Tower of Babel was a tower to Mars.

Symbolism used by the mystery schools illuminated the writings of Italian poet Dante, who wrote of the connections between the Tower of Babel, giants and Mars. Intriguingly, Dante identified Mars with Satan. Paradiso Canto IX:127–142:

Florence, the city founded by Mars, that Satan who first turned his back on his Maker, and from whose envy such great grief has come, coins and spreads that accursed lily flower, that has sent the sheep and lambs astray, since it has made a wolf of the shepherd.

The ancient Cabiri (Gibborim) who built Cyclopean walls and megalithic fortresses took many forms, but they all originated from the same place. They came down from heaven to the earth. According to ancient Sumerian myth, when Nergal the God of Mars was ejected from heaven he descended with…demons….

Thus not only was Nimrod a Nephilim…not only did he design the Tower of Babel (“gate of the Gods”)…not only was he associated with Mars and built the tower of Babel to the rebel prison planet…but he, like other giants, was daimonic (demonic) in origin. The significance of this cannot be overlooked. Babel was a Nephilim gateway and it is prophesied to be the future location from which “gates” open and “giants” return.

The Lord inspired Moses to write about this epic event, and the description and hidden clues offer just enough information to discern many truths about Babel. This was not merely a tower intended to reach heaven due to its height. This was a stargate, whose design was inspired by forbidden knowledge. Nimrod had deciphered the secret to unlocking a portal (what some might call an Einstein-Rosen Bridge) that would lead to the heights once envied by Satan: the Sides of the North—the Heavenly Throne.

[i] Donald Goldsmith and Tobias Owen, The Search for Life in the Universe (Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin/Cummings, 1980), 33

[ii] Thomas Horn, On the Path of the Immortals (Crane, MO: Defender Publishing, 2015, 52–54).

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PART 3 IN NEW ONLINE SERIES (ABADDON ASCENDING)—How Resurrection ‘Science’ Works? To Raise Rephaim… and King of Abyss

November 17, 2016 by SkyWatch Editor

We ended the last entry discussing the Tower of Babel and how it was not merely intended to reach heaven due to its height. This was a stargate, whose design was inspired by forbidden knowledge. Nimrod had deciphered the secret to unlocking a portal (what some might call an Einstein-Rosen Bridge) that would lead to the heights once envied by Satan: the Sides of the North—the Heavenly Throne. The text admits the builders wanted to create a structure “whose top may reach unto heaven.” When the Lord came down and saw what was happening, He said, “Nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” (Genesis 11:6). That is a curious comment if the meaning here is only that the tower would reach into the “sky.”

Structures had been built around the world since the dawn of time extending significantly skyward, yet so far as we know none of them ever elicited such an intriguing response from God, saying, “nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” or a translation like “nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them” (ESV). And what was it Nimrod imagined to do? Build a tower whose top would penetrate Shamayim—the abode of Watchers; God. And just what sort of nefarious construction project would allow that to happen and arguably prompt more divine intervention than the atomic bomb? Josephus weakly suggests that the Tower of Babel was being made waterproof and that this was an act of rebellion against God, defying Him for sending the Flood and preparing for survival of future acts of punishment should they come. Yet what if another meaning here—“which they have imagined to do”—fits more perfectly with Scripture and history? Something that has to do with the physicality of heaven—as in the dwelling place of angels?

Gary Stearman—popular anchor for Prophecy Watchers television—believes like many scholars do that something was going on at Babylon with regard to “angelic portal technology.” He writes:

Under the leadership of Nimrod, the early post-Flood societies were obviously attempting to reunite with the fallen spirit-beings, who were within their recent historical memory…they were on the verge of achieving their primary goal—not just to build a tower, but to break through a barrier to the realm of heaven, itself. They were apparently about to realize some success in penetrating the dimensional veil that separates one aspect of heaven from the earth!

This “tower” would enable men to realize their darkest imaginings. And what had they imagined to do? Simply to renew their contact with the “sons of God,” as their predecessors had done before the Flood.[i]

Perhaps, as Stearman suggests above, Nimrod was attempting to open a doorway with the peripheral proximity of a parallel brane in the cosmic superstructure astrophysicists call the bulk. According to modern physics, the second heaven (or astral plane) might be only a micrometer away in a fifth dimension. On the one hand, such ideas bring comfort to some, to conceptualize God and His angels as always in such close “physical” proximity. On the other hand, the same notion disturbingly adds relevance to the prophecies of Isaiah (chapter 13) regarding earthly Babel-gates opening at the end of time with giants and transgenic monstrosities rushing out of them. Either way, the text above could imply the ever-present apotheosis ambition of man: to use the tower as a transformational technology employed by Nimrod and his minions to become like gods and “make us a name.” In Forbidden Secrets of the Labyrinth, Mark Flynn explains, “The tower was not necessarily a device that would cause men to become gods immediately, but an intradimensional conduit that would once more bring the assistance of the Watchers who would make men “gods” like themselves through the knowledge they provided.”[ii] The Watchers’ primary offense (other than illicit procreation with humans) was the promulgation of forbidden knowledge, weapons, and dangerous technology (1 Enoch 8). It seems most probable this knowledge was intended to open a channel to the second heaven and the abode of the Watchers as the text clearly indicates.

It should also be noted that Nimrod is the template for a panoply of “dying gods” worshiped under the names Osiris (a play possibly on Asshur, which may be another name for Nimrod, the Assyrian), Heracles, Horus, Tammuz, Mithras, Cernunnos, Marduk, and others. When the languages were confused at the tower, the bewildered builders and terrified citizens, who no doubt believed Nimrod to be a god who would bring more gods to their city and recreate the “golden age” spoken of by their ancestors, took the story and told it with variations upon the names, seeding the legend of the “dying god” throughout all civilizations of the world. All the legends end with a promise that their god(s) would return in the final days and inaugurate a new age—and yes, that is the Novus Ordo Seclorum prophecy on the Great Seal of the United States.

Nimrod’s stargate may have been very strategically located to accomplish this very task by being constructed directly over Enki’s abode, the Abzu (Abyss). The Mighty Hunter Nimrod, along with the combined efforts of the “one mind” of mankind, used fallen angel technology and nearly opened the Abyss—but the Lord intervened personally, an extremely rare event, because the Abyss must and will remain closed until the Lord permits it to be opened. And we who live in these days—days that fit the bill for the “last days” read about the modern technology and foolish experiments (CERN, for instance, as discussed in the upcoming book Abaddon Ascending, on which this series is based) that may serve as parts of the final “key” to unlocking this hideous hell-hole.

How Do They Return? And Does It Involve Gates?

In between the “first incursion” of giants and the prophesied future return of these hybrid monstrosities was a so-called “second incursion” of Nephilim, Anakim, Gibborim and even Nimrod, the builder of Babel. This post-Flood presence of giants is confusing to some because 2 Peter 2:5 states that all of the ungodly were destroyed in Noah’s Flood, and Genesis 7 confirms all souls but those on board the ark were killed in the deluge, including the original Nephilim. So how did they (do they?) come back? And does this relate to metaphysical gates?

Some believe the answer to the second (and future) incursion of giants is simple—different Watchers repeated the original sin of their angelic brothers after the Flood, giving birth to a second crop of Nephilim. Hebrew scholars point out that the phrase from Genesis 6:1–2, “when men began to multiply…the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose,” can accurately be translated “whenever men began to multiply,” and thus the sin of the Watchers could have been (and can be) repeated following the Flood. Genesis 6:4 may imply this when it says, “There were giants in the earth in those days [the days before the flood]; and also after that [after the Flood], when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men [again?], and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” If this is how the giants returned immediately after the Flood, it makes sense that much fewer were generated the second time around as this second generation of Watchers would have been aware of and feared the judgment that befell the original Watchers, which were now confined “in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day” (Jude 1:6).

A second and more intriguing possibility as to how the giants came back after the Flood involves Watchers’ occultism and the possibility that high-level magic was used to “raise” dead Nephilim back into bodies of flesh. While some may consider that idea too incredible to conceive, there is cause to accept at least the possibility.

How so? According to the book of Jubilees 8:1–5, Kainam, Noah’s grandson found the antediluvian secrets of the Watchers after the Flood:

In the twenty-ninth jubilee, in the first week, in the beginning thereof Arpachshad took to himself a wife and her name was Rasu’eja, the daughter of Susan, the daughter of Elam, and she bare him a son in the third year in this week, and he called his name Kainam. And the son grew, and his father taught him writing, and he went to seek for himself a place where he might seize for himself a city. And he found a writing which former [pre-flood generations] had carved on the rock, and he read what was thereon, and he transcribed it and sinned owing to it; for it contained the teaching of the Watchers.… And he wrote it down and said nothing regarding it; for he was afraid to speak to Noah about it lest he should be angry with him on account of it.

The secret teachings of the Watchers recovered by Kainam could have contained a formula for raising the spirits of dead Nephilim in use with “magic beds” and “magic bracelets” (if Jubilees, considered canon by some and revered by Jews, is to be believed). The Bible itself seems to allude to the efficacy of this ancient dark art, though the knowledge today may be confined only to occult orders such as Freemasons, who do claim the mystical ability to raise “Osiris” from the underworld. The Hebrew prophet Ezekiel made an important statement about “magic bands” (kesatot), which were cryptically used to dispel (magically eject) the souls of men apparently in order to replace those spirits with resurrected ones from the dead (as in the Rephaim or dead Nephilim).

Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save [Hebrew, chayah, “restore to life”] the souls alive that come unto you…to slay the souls that should not die, and to save [restore to life] the souls alive that should not live…? Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your [Kesatot, “magic bands” used for binding and loosing souls], wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly [Parach, “to fly away,” or alternatively “to sprout up from out of the ground”] and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly (Ez[ekiel] 13:18b–20).

The kesatot was a magic arm band used in connection with a container called the kiste. Wherever the kiste is inscribed on sarcophagi, it is depicted as a sacred vessel (a spirit prison?) with a snake peering through an open lid. How the magic worked and in what way a spirit was ejected and replaced with a spirit from the dead is a mystery (unless, again, modern occultists have these demonic incantations in their possession today). Pan, the half-man/half-goat god that guarded the entrance to the “gates of hell” at the base of Mount Hermon—beyond which the Rephaim (dead Nephilim) were imprisoned—is sometimes pictured kicking the lid open and letting the snake (spirit?) out. Such loose snakes were then depicted as being enslaved around the limbs and bound in the hair of the Bacchae women, the servants of the demonic god Dionysus. Whatever this imagery of Pan, the serpents, the imprisoned spirits, and the magic kesatot and kiste actually represented, a noteworthy verification of the magical properties represented by them is discussed in the scholarly book Scripture and Other Artifacts by Phillip King and Michael David:

In the closing verses of Ezekiel 13 the prophet turns his attention to magic practices whose details remain obscure. Two key terms are kesatot and mispabot.… The kesatot are worn on the arms, while the mispabot are made “on the head of every height” (?), which has been understood to mean “on the heads of persons of every height” [including those of great height; giants, offspring of the Watchers].…

In modern times archaeological discoveries and texts from Babylonia in particular have shed further light on what might be involved: G. A. Cooke cited Hellenistic figurines from Tell Sandahannah (Mareshah) in Palestine with wire twisted around their arms and ankles…and a magical text from Babylonia that speaks of white and black wool being bound to a person or to someone’s bed.… J. Herrmann [notes] that both words can be related to Akkadian verbs, kasu and sapabu, which mean respectively “to bind” and “to loose.” Herrmann also drew attention to texts in which these verbs were used in a specifically magical sense.… This indicates that, whatever the objects were, their function was to act as “binders” and “loosers” in a magical sense, in other words as means of attack and defense [of spirits] in sorcery.[iii]

The text in Ezekiel is believed to specifically refer to Dionysian or Bacchanalian magic, which is important in the context of the upcoming book Abaddon Ascending when combined with a related two-part “binding” and “loosing” question from God in Job 38:31: “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?” The first part of God’s challenge to Job here involves the star (gate) cluster Pleiades, which in mythology represented the seven sisters or teachers of the infant Dionysus, the very priestesses of whom used the kesatot and kiste to magically “bind” those spirits that Ezekiel said God would “loose.” The second part of God’s proposition to Job is equally meaningful, “Can you…loose the bands [stargate] of Orion?” Studies in recent years have made intriguing findings that suggest the Giza Plateau—which according to Zahi Hawass (former secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities) was known to ancient Egyptians as the “House of Osiris, Lord of the Underground Tunnels”—was designed to reflect the constellation Orion. The three pyramids of Giza do appear to be laid out in a pattern reflecting the three stars of Orion, which is none other than the heavenly representation of Osiris.

In Greek mythology, the god Orion (Osiris) fell in love with Apollo’s sister, Diana (Artemis). Apollo did not like this arrangement and tricked Diana into shooting an arrow into Orion’s head. When she saw what she had done, Diana placed the dead Osiris among the stars and transformed him into the constellation Orion. Thereafter, Orion was thought to be the “Soul of Osiris.”

Earlier history connects the constellation Orion to the Sumerian legend of Gilgamesh, identified in the Bible as Nimrod—the giant “mighty hunter” before the Lord—that fantastic personality who built the Tower of Babel gate and who in later mythology was also called Osiris and Apollo. If Job 38:31 is therefore interpreted according to these ancient astrological and mythological renderings, it would have God asking Job if he could bind the magic bands (kesatot?) of Osiris-Dionysus or loose the bindings (mispabot?) of the mighty hunter, the giant Orion/Gilgamesh/Nimrod/Osiris/Apollo. What is potentially more explosive is the deep possible implication from this text that not only can God do this—that is, loose the forces bound at Giza and the constellation Orion—but that, when the correct time comes, He will. Think Revelation chapter 9.

Another intriguing aspect related to ancient Watchers magic and the attempt to incarnate giants or “gods” into bodies of flesh may be connected with magic beds and fertility rituals, such as the giant bed of King Og (Deuteronomy 3:11) and a bed identical to his found at the location of the Tower of Babel. Dr. Michael S. Heiser, in his powerful new book, The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible, notes:

For an ancient Israelite reader with a command of Hebrew and a worldview that included the idea that supernatural opposition to Israel had something to do with preflood events in Mesopotamia, several things in this short passage would have jumped out immediately. None of them are obvious in English translation.

First, the most immediate link back to the Babylonian polemic is Og’s bed (Hebrew: ʿeres). Its dimensions (9 × 4 cubits) are precisely those of the cultic bed in the ziggurat called Etemenanki—which is the ziggurat most archaeologists identify as the Tower of Babel referred to in the Bible. Ziggurats functioned as temples and divine abodes. The unusually large bed at Etemenanki was housed in “the house of the bed” (bit erši). It was the place where the god Marduk and his divine wife, Zarpanitu, met annually for ritual lovemaking, the purpose of which was divine [procreation] blessing upon the land.

Scholars have been struck by the precise correlation. It’s hard not to conclude that, as with Genesis 6:1–4, so with Deuteronomy 3, those who put the finishing touches on the Old Testament during the exile in Babylon were connecting Marduk and Og in some way. The most transparent path is in fact giant stature. Og is said to have been the last of the Rephaim—a term connected to the giant Anakim and other ancient giant clans in the Transjordan (Deut[eronomy] 2:11, 20). Marduk, like other deities in antiquity, was portrayed as superhuman in size…. The dimensions were roughly six by thirteen feet…

Doak goes on to note that scholars who have detected this connection conclude that the point of matching the dimensions was that the biblical writer wanted to compare Og with a cultic prostitute. This not only is an awkward referent, but fails to consider the wider Babylonian polemic connected back to Gen 6…

Sacred marriage rituals included the blessing of fertility for both the land and its inhabitants. The ritual was also concerned with maintaining the cosmic order instituted by the gods. Consequently, in addition to the giantism element, a link between Og and Marduk via the matching bed dimensions may also have telegraphed the idea that Og was the inheritor and perpetuator of the Babylonian knowledge and cosmic order from before the flood. This would of course tie him back to Gen 6:1–4 and its apkallu polemic. In any event, the size of Og’s bed cannot be taken as a precise indication of Og’s own dimensions. There is much more at play here.[iv]

While Dr. Heiser does not consider whether these magic beds played a role in anything other than symbolic fertility rituals, Marduk’s wife Zarpanitu’s (alternatively zēr-bānītu) name is interpreted as “creatress of seed” and is associated with literal fertility and possibly the ancient idea of divine birth. Whether the Marduk ritual specifically connected the giant bed of Og and the identical one from the infamous Tower of Babel with the raising of Rephaim into bodies of flesh cannot be proven at this time, but is highly suggestive in this writer’s mind. Archaic magic performed for the express purpose of “raising the mighty ones” to life again sits at the core of many ancient themes, including Egyptian and modern Freemasonic ones. Perhaps this is why the scholars behind the Douay-Rheims Bible translated the prophet Isaiah as praying, “Let not the dead live, let not the giants rise again” (26:14).

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Pope Francis Publicly Hails Communism – Then States “It is the Communists Who Think Like Christians”

By Nate - 11/14/2016 15

November 7, 2016 was the day that Pope Francis openly admitted the truth, he supports communism. In his interview with Eugenio Scalfari, Italian journalist for La Repubblica newspaper he clearly states, “communists think like Christians.”

Scalfari boldly asks; “You told me some time ago that the precept, “Love your neighbour as thyself” had to change, given the dark times that we are going through, and become “more than thyself.” So you yearn for a society where equality dominates. This, as you know, is the programme of Marxist socialism and then of communism. Are you therefore thinking of a Marxist type of society?”

In a jaw dropping response, the Pope says; “It it has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians. Christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak and the marginalized have the right to decide. Not demagogues, not Barabbas, but the people, the poor, whether they have faith in a transcendent God or not. It is they who must help to achieve equality and freedom”.

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1ST GENETICALLY 'EDITED' GENE INJECTED INTO HUMAN

Chinese take lead in race to create 'superhuman'

Published: November 17,2016

LEO HOHMANN

Scientists are now on the cusp of creating a more perfect human – one that could avoid major diseases and live well past the century mark.

Chinese scientists on Oct. 28 became the first in the world to inject an adult human with cells that contain genes that have been “edited” using the cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

The edited cells were injected by a team from the Sichuan University in Chengdu, as part of a clinical trial against aggressive lung cancer. Experts say the stage has now been set for a biomedical race between the U.S. and China.

“If you haven’t heard of CRISPR as yet, you soon will,” reports ScienceAlert.com. “The new gene-editing technique is poised to revolutionize the way we treat disease, by offering scientists a quick and easy way to cut and paste genes from our DNA.

“CRISPR/Cas9 basically works like a pair of molecular scissors. Researchers just need to program it, and it can cut out certain genes — or add new ones — far more cheaply and quickly than any previous genetic tools.”

The introduction of CRISPR, which is simpler and more efficient than other techniques, will probably accelerate the race to get gene-edited cells into the clinic across the world, Carl June, an immunotherapy specialist at the University of Pennsylvania, told the science journal Nature.

“I think this is going to trigger ‘Sputnik 2.0’, a biomedical duel on progress between China and the United States,” said June, the adviser for a planned U.S. clinical trial that will use CRISPR to target three genes in participants’ cells, with the goal of treating various cancers. He expects the trial to start in early 2017. And in March 2017, a group at Peking University in Beijing hopes to start three clinical trials using CRISPR against bladder, prostate and renal-cell cancers.

If paid for by insurance, the new technology could be a blessing for millions of cancer patients.

But some warn there could be a “dark side” to this scientific advance.

Tom Horn, a Christian author, filmmaker and researcher, is one who has concerns. He and partner Sharon Gilbert have been warning about the dangers of transhumanism for years.

In a book Horn co-authors with several other researchers, “Pandemonium’s Engine,” he lays out the dangers of transhumanism.

Citing Cris D. Putnam definition, “Transhumanism is a transnational technocratic trend that promises to break through human biological limitations by radically redesigning humanity.”

Horn told WND that his predictions, considered extreme by some, are now being proven accurate.

“This story confirms what we predicted recently that it would be no time at all before this technology was applied to humans,” Horn told WND in an email. “It holds great promise in new disease therapies but immeasurable peril due to its capacity to make germline genetic modifications, which would be passed on to all future generations, not to mention planned extinctions through gene-drive technology which is already past ‘proof of concept.'”

Carl Gallups, a pastor, radio host and author of several books on biblical prophecy, takes a look at the CRISPR technology and other advances in transhumanism in his latest work, “When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time.”

While he lauds the technology’s usefulness in fighting disease, he laments the lack of ethical restraints on those who would seek to abuse it for their own political agenda.

“There may be an intensification of the efforts of the scientific community to bring some the technology’s more darkly-manipulated aspects to life,” Gallups said.

Among the most controversial aspects of CRISPR Cas9 research and development are the experiments in genetic modification — even that of human infants — animal/human hybrids, and “eternal life” technologies.

And, as was predicted early on, there are potentially darker military applications that could arise from this new knowledge.

Both the U.S. Department of Defense’s research arm, DARPA, and its Russian equivalent are reportedly in a race to create a super-human soldier with human intelligence and brute physical strength.

“To many in the biblical prophecy realm, such developments harken back to the days of Noah and even the Garden of Eden and tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil,” Gallups said. “Of course, Jesus plainly declares in Matthew 24 and Luke 17 that the days just before His return would be characterized as the same as ‘in the Days of Noah.’

“This technology, used for evil purposes, certainly could play directly into those prophetic utterances – and we are the first generation in human history to see such an explosive technological development that goes directly to the foundation of life itself.”

The ironic thing about the CRISPR cas9 research and technology is that, with a few exceptions, the scientific community working on it also belongs to the scientific ideology that “there is no God” and therefore we are only in existence as a result of a cosmic accident — an ancient lightning bolt hitting a non-purposed pond of chemical soup billions of years ago, Gallups said.

“Yet, as these same scientists uncover increasingly more information about DNA/RNA and specifically CRISPR Cas9, they discover the unfathomable intricacies of its information, communication and transportation systems – the very systems they hope might somehow grant them ‘eternal life.’ Yet, they refuse to turn to the one who created it all – so that they might truly have eternal life through Jesus Christ.”

Another author who has reported extensively on gene therapy is Patrick Wood, whose latest book takes an investigative look at the global technocracy movement and its drive to use science and data to rule the world, absent of any biblically based code of ethics.

“It was just a matter of time before Chinese Technocrat scientists would use CRISPR-edited genes on humans,” Wood said Wednesday in a post at his website, Technocracy News & Trends. “Now they have opened Pandora’s Box and a biomedical race is certain to follow. China was the first nation to be run as a Technocracy.”

Gallups says that having such power in the hands of elite scientists unbound by any religious ethics holds the potential for great evil.

“And when one considers the ‘eternal life’ technology promised by CRISPR Cas9 investigators, what student of prophecy cannot help but think of those doleful words found in Revelation 9:6, ‘During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.'”

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