The Rod of Iron

The Rod of Iron

Ancient images feature The Rod of IronOn September 11, I announced that I had finished the manuscript to The Rod of Iron. It is now a formal book idea at Something Or Other Publishing, a company I founded with the intent of publishing my own work, as well as that of others.  Please take a moment to click on the link and cast your vote for its publication.

Something Or Other Publishing’s approach is indicative of the way in which I’ve determined to move forward at this stage in my life.  Casey Kasem, who was a close radio companion of mine throughout my troubled early teenage years, summed it up well with his famous byline: “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”  As I wrap up the manuscript review process, I look somewhat apprehensively forward to finding out if my editor feels I’ve measured up to Casey’s mentoring.

The very personal journey from there to here as mapped out by the trilogy has been a long and winding road that, as The People of the Sign points out, predates my time on earth to some degree.  Certainly I’ve spent much of my intellectual, emotional, and spiritual life mining ancient history, in particular that which was recorded in or related to the Bible.  In college, for example, I joined the City of David archaeological expedition. But The Rod of Iron explores even more ancient territory.

From an archaeological perspective, the book joins the ancient temples of Göbekli Tepe to prophetic writings dating back 5,000 years. From a narrative perspective, it integrates theories that predate the planet, describing the first moments of the creation that unfolded space-time.  And philosophically, it explores the fractal patterns revealed by the fabric that originated, envelops, and permeates us, to provide what I believe are new hypotheses about who and what we are.

The Rod of Iron explores how our consciousness is fulfilling our destiny to emerge as Sons of God with similar creative capacities, albeit in infinitely weaker and more limited forms.  I hope you’ll click on the link and give it your vote.

QtubIron Pillar - a mysterious Rod of Iron

One example of a mysterious Rod of Iron.

Along the way — and by that I mean the path I chose when I initiated this audacious progress — the trilogy that got written went well beyond what I had originally envisioned.  The act of putting pen to paper forced the documentation of many questions that demanded answers.  The fact that I had already published both the first volume and its sequel, The Hardness of the Heart, forced me to continue swimming in waters more profound than my inherent ability to negotiate.  The burden I laid upon myself drove me repeatedly to books, articles, events, mentors, ideas, and most importantly, my knees, in a desperate search for answers that would satisfy my admittedly obsessive quest for coherence. “Truthy,” superficial answers were not satisfying to me, nor did I believe they would satisfy those who would undoubtedly challenge the evidence I was presenting.  Instead, I continued to dig deeper and reach higher, drawing ever-larger circles in my efforts to solve riddle after puzzle after mystery to my own satisfaction in what one reviewer called a “relentless search for truth.”

In writing The Rod of Iron, a desire to more fully understand the purpose of the Tower of Bab-El story was but one mysterious “X Marks the Spot” starting point, or elusive destination (I wasn’t really sure which). But as the manuscript finally finished writing itself, I was astounded to find a pattern of dots connecting our modern era to that which the citizens of Bab-El sought to attain.

So to those few fans of the first two volumes and to the many others I hope will explore my work, I offer up The Rod of Iron in the hope that even critics will accept it as a fascinating and surprising end to the journey that began with The People of the Sign.  It was my ambitious goal to generate, over three volumes, momentum leading to a crescendo worth the considerable effort needed to digest the vast internal and external territory covered along the way. I hope that by testing my outrageous hypotheses against historical events and modern science, and explaining intricate relationships using articles from Scientific American, Indian Legends, and official government websites, I’ve created a story as riveting as the unraveling of mysteries was to me.

It is my aspiration that after reading my trilogy you will never again view the universe, nor current events, nor the significance of your own existence, in quite the same way.  The Biblical Rod of Iron was prophesied to accomplish such a major transformation.  I’m not claiming that my trilogy fulfills this,   but it does unyieldingly encourage its readers to take an entirely new look at the Rod of Iron prophesied to be wielded by Christ at His return.  Please take a moment to cast your vote, and we’ll keep you updated on the progress toward publication.

QutbIron Inscription

The inscription on the QutbIron.

Do Religions Love Hate?

Do Religions Love Hate?

Does religion teach us to love hate?

Many religious zealots love to hate

Yesterday’s Apes, Pigs & the Sabbath blog caused a small stir in a few discussion groups.

Some deleted it because I dared to raise the topic of Islam in “Christian” or “Biblical” discussion groups.  Others launched into a tirade against religion, with some advising that we “rewrite” the Holy Texts to get rid of the evil they represent.  All this in reaction to a simple request that  “As we go to war against Islamic extremists, be aware of the religious roots!”

My editor (for The People of the Sign Trilogy) asked me why I left the topic so open, for people to draw their own conclusions, vs. clearly stating the outcome of my analysis.  My answer was that it is more important to me for people to draw their own conclusions, vs. telling them what I think.  But apparently a primer is needed.

ISIS/ISIL is driven by religious fundamentalism – but fundamentalism is a misnomer.  It implies that they literally follow the Koran.  They don’t.  If they were to actually READ the texts upon which their love of hate is based, they would come to see that what they are doing is wrong – by their OWN moral code.

My blog dipped into the source texts, an advisable direction, as education is surely a major part of the solution.

The idea of re-writing the Koran, which a billion people fervently believe in, is in my view not only unrealistic, it is wrongheaded. These millions are already killing people for disrespecting their prophet – far better to understand and teach that the writings of their prophet condemn their actions.  This is the approach that Jesus took with the Pharisees of His day, for example.

What I found most discouraging were the attitudes of condescension, ignorance, and frankly arrogance, from materialists insisting that there is absolute and conclusive proof against all the claims of those who believe in anything not easily measured by science.  One would think that understanding where other peoples and cultures are coming from, and building reasonable bridges, would be an approach embraced by those who profess objective science to be a better path to truth.

By investing even a few minutes to read the blog, and discuss the topic as presented, we can be better armed for the next time the “Apes and Pigs” epithet is thrown down.  We can see that there is no need to react like a pack of howling dogs to the poisonous red meat, whether in offense at the Antisemitism in evidence, or  in disdain at the inhuman ignorance.  One would be empowered to clearly show that the Source Texts which are being used to hurl this epithet say the opposite.

Darkness is the absence of lightThe Koran insists that Muslims show the utmost respect to Jews and their beliefs. The “Apes and Pigs” epithet originated as a description of the hypocrisy of Jews who claimed the benefits of adherence to the Sabbath law, while actually breaking it. Thus the Koran indicts anyone who would criticize a Jew for being Jewish – the exact thing extreme fundamentalists are doing.  This would apply even more strongly to those who oppose a “Jewish State” – one that esteems the Sabbath command, against which the comments in the Koran clearly do not apply.

And this is but the very tip of the iceberg. If we were to study the historical roots of Islamic Antisemitism we find that a large share of the blame lies at the feet of the Christian community, for introducing such ideas FROM THE WEST into the Arab Muslim community.  A key quote from the wikipedia article on Islamic Antisemitism sums this up with “Initially these prejudices only found a reception among Arab Christians and were too foreign for any widespread acceptance among Muslims.”

If we wish to work for peace, and promote the growth of a better society we cannot ignore, dismiss or demonize the beliefs and practices that led to our modern day.  For those who do reject religion entirely to do so could be likened to trying to proclaim that you believe in evolution while rejecting the fact that we descended from inferior species, including pigs and apes.  Instead of knee-jerk condemnation and uninformed reactions we must understand and overcome the negative trajectory of those elements of society with intelligence, detachment, and love.  Educating the fanatic masses as to what their Holy Book actually says would begin to undo the appeal and power of ISIS/ISIL.

And we should make this a priority, because even though we should defensively resist such murderous cancer with force, we are not generally in a good position to be casting the first stone.

Pigs, Apes, and the Sabbath

Pigs, Apes, and the Sabbath

Levant Map of ISIL's goal

ISIS or ISIL seeks to obliterate Israel on its path to global dominance

As we go to war against Islamic Extremists, I’d like to use today’s Blog to open up a dialogue of reconciliation.

Friday is sometimes referred to as the Islamic Sabbath, but a private poster named Zifikos on Yahoo Answers shows that to be incorrect.

“We don’t have a Sabbath day in Islam. In our belief, God does not need to rest.. See the verse; “Neither drowsiness nor sleep overcomes Him…He is not fatigued by taking care of both (Heavens and Earth)”. (2:255)

But we are commanded to respect those who follow Sabbath day in their lives.. See the verse; And We said to them, “Do not violate Sabbath, and We took from them a solemn Covenant” (4:154)”

Islam has such built in protections, commandments to honor and respect what my Trilogy has called “The People of the Sign” as identified by the Mosaic Covenant’s emphasis on the Seventh Day Sabbath, that should avoid the creation of a Hamas or an ISIS. But like what happened with Christianity and its inquisitions and crusades, the founders of great religions are not generally followed correctly by the zealots.

Islamic extremists and terrorists often refer to Jews as Apes and Pigs. I had read that this is derived from the Koran, So I dug into it.  I was fascinated to see the connection to the issue of Jews breaking the Sabbath, a topic that is front and center in my trilogy “The People of the Sign”.

Seventh Day Sabbath Observance

The Seventh Day Sabbath

I invite you to take the time to read this discussion of these Koranic references carefully.  I also invite you to provide your input to a dialogue on the topic of Islam and Judaism, and the connection to the Sabbath.  The People of the Sign discussion group on Facebook provides a respectful forum for discussing such thorny topics with those whose views might be quite different from yours.

It is in that spirit that I post this Blog on that auspicious day for Muslims – Friday, and end it with the conclusion of that Zifikos post introduced above.

“We, Muslims pray regularly (5 times in a day) and we also pray (like talking to God, asking the things we want) whenever we feel like. But if we look at it like a special day to pray, Friday might be seen as our Sabbath, the day of El-Gumah (the assembly), and is a day of public worship. Because the Islamic calendar is strictly lunar, festivals may occur at any time of the year. Friday is always an auspicious day in our belief.

Hope this answer helps, have a nice day, sis.
Peace and blessings…

p.s. Jumah means Friday in Arabic

 

Time for the  Blood Moon Tetrad

Time for the Blood Moon Tetrad

Does the Blood Moon Tetrad have Prophetic Significance?

Does the Blood Moon Tetrad have Prophetic Significance?

What to post on 9/11?  Well, it’s a calendar date, so let’s start by discussing what I’ve been up to since my last post, and then get into the specifics of what this day means to me.

I finished the Manuscript to The Rod of Iron this month. I’m currently wrapping up the review process and plan to send it to my editor on 9/15 for his first read.

The Rod of Iron provides my answers to the key questions raised in the opening two volumes, including ones from the Genesis story.  On the fourth day of creation the Sun, Moon and Stars were set in the firmament as a gigantic prophetic clock, for Days, Seasons, Times and Signs – all designed to declare God’s Glory.

in my opinion 9/11/01 revealed that the proclamation of the destruction of Babylon – Revelation 18:1-2 – has already occurred. “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” For those who have eyes to see, when the symbolic twin towers of the World Trade Center fell, one after the other, this became unmistakable.

Today’s date is thus a memorial of the schizophrenic nature of our current location in prophecy. The “Righteous” nations resist the “evil” nations, but in a yin/yang configuration, in which neither is completely right or wrong, as they all participate in Babylon the Great.  They are also all confused by this dying World Order even as it crumbles around them.  The Judeo/Christian West continues to reject the understanding that could be provided by the Revelations of Moses and Christ, and the Islamic East has abandoned the teachings and the desired succession of Mohammed.

The Divine Clock is intended to give insight to the Wise, and bring about events intended to school the foolish. Consider this.

What does the Blood Moon Tetrad in the Divine Clock tell us?

What does the Divine Clock tell us?

A set of 4 blood moons – called the “Blood Moon Tetrad” began with this Spring’s Jewish Holy Day season. the remaining three eclipses will take place on October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015, corresponding to this year’s fall Holy Day season, and next year’s spring and fall Holy Day seasons.

Do you believe the universe was designed to provide celestial lights to rule over the day and night of this planet, Providing the Days, Seasons, Times and Signs.  Is all of this part of God’s plan to bring humanity into alignment with the Light?  What are your own viewpoints on the significance of the Blood Moon Tetrad and/or where we find ourselves within this Universal Clock?

If you’d like to discuss these and other topics related to The People of the Sign trilogy, please join my facebook discussion group.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Blood_Moons