Monday, November 07, 2005

..7 years can go by fast..

...In today's End of the World report, straight outta the CNN headlines, we've got the goods! Ever heard of Megiddo? No? Ever heard of Armageddon? You bet your sweet buns you have! Well, guess what, Armageddon isn't a happening (nope, thats the Apocalypse!), its a place, a place called Megiddo.....Revelations 16:16 "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. ".......Today, it was reported via CNN that an Ancient church has been discovered on the grounds of Megiddo. This could quite possibly be the oldest church (christian, that is) in the world. Possibly. It is the oldest archaeological remains of a church in Israel, at least. It dates back to the 3rd century, 'decades before Constantine legalized Christianity across the Byzantine Empire.' The floor of the church, that which was discovered, is two elaborate mosaics, one covered with fish, an ancient Christian symbol that predates the cross. There's third century Greek writing inscribed, and ancient geometric patterns, and again, fish. The church is located not far from the spot where the New Testament says the final battle between good and evil will take place.
...What does all this mean? Well, we're here to figure that out, now aren't we. Seems more than just symbolic that this would be discovered now. We'll keep you posted as more news of Megiddo arises. For the time being, here are some Megiddo fun facts:
  • Megiddo appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament (as Armageddon).
  • Megiddo is the only site in the Levant mentioned in all great records of the Ancient Near East: the Old and New Testaments on the one hand, and Egyptian, Assyrian and Hittite sources on the other.
  • Megiddo's stormy history covers over six millennia, from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period in the seventh millennium B.C.E. to the Persian period in the mid-first millennium B.C.E.
  • Megiddo is the only site in the Land of the Bible with remains of thirty cities built one on top of the other.
  • Megiddo was the scene of many battles that decided the fate of nations and empires.
  • Megiddo is linked to numerous great figures in world history, among them King Solomon of Israel and King Josiah of late-monarchic Judah, Pharaohs Thutmose III, Shishak and Necho of Egypt and Kings Tiglath-pileser III and Esarhaddon Assyria.
  • Armageddon (AR-ma·GED·don), the mount of Megiddo, according to the New Testament book of Revelation, is once again to host one of the world's major armies in a immense conflict between East and West (Revelation 16:16). The idea of Megiddo being the venue of humanity's apocalyptic finale, the "final" battle in this war called the "Battle of Armageddon", is a misnomer. The actual battle is to occur at Jerusalem and called "the war of the great day of God, the Almighty" (Revelation 16:14 NASB) or the "Battle of That Great Day of God Almighty" (KJV). At the end of the age (cycle?), in biblical prophecy, the valley of Megiddo, now known as the valley of Jezreel, will serve as the gathering place for an immense army which will engage the returning messiah, Jesus Christ, and his supernatural army in the Day of the Lord. Engaged in an all-out struggle for global dominion the armies of a Christian united Europe and its allies ready themselves for battle against a union of armies, probably Islamic nations and their Eurasian allies, from the East (Revelation 16:12). The setting is a time of warfare wherein nuclear exchanges between West and East had already occurred. In the aftermath of a surprise nuclear first strike by the West (Revelation 9:1-11), and a retaliatory nuclear response by the East (Revelation 9:13-21), both sides move major military forces into the Middle East.
    Revelation states that it is Satan's demons, through influencing key political and military leaders, who are responsible for inciting this concentration of forces (Revelation 16:13-16). Absent the intervention of God, in the clash between these two great protagonists, the destruction of all living things would occur, presumably, in a final nuclear holocaust and its aftermath (Matthew 24:22).


At 11:37 AM, Anonymous e. w. h-g. said...

The sequence... oooooh, the sequence!

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Ginny said...

That's crazy. However, did you know the 'fish' symbol is actual derrived from paganism? Pagan symbols, as well as names(Christ, God,Lord ect), worked their way into the Bible, and into todays views and practices of "Christianity". I don't think "Christ" intended for the "fish" to symbolize Him.

How about Easter? OOOPS, another PAGAN holiday to work its way into the picture. Lets see, hunting for EASTER EGGS? Yea, that screams fertility. Much less, Rabbits?? Now why would we celebrate such stupid shit that's directed towards children?

I could go on and on forever....
Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to sound mean, just not sure if you are aware of any of this. I know I was shocked once I got away from a denominational church, and began to look into things for myself.

Be wary of what you learn from CNN, doll. I fear that they are part of the problem in clowding ones mind :)

Btw, I've been visiting your blog for a few weeks regularly, I really enjoy it.

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Hobbs von Wackamole said...

Thank you, Ginny! I'm glad you found your way here, and that you keep on coming. I hope you also investigated
I am in agreement with you there. I find Paganism much more to my taste than christianity, which i bash quite often. essentially i am searching for truths throughout everything, and looking for back up for the Mayan 2012 throughout philosophy and religion. Your help will always be wanted and appreciated

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous KHMD said...

Truth is truth. Paganism is filled with just as many lies and corruptions as Christianity. Any time you try to organize spirituality into a group thing, it gets twisted.

Ginny, that's great if you believe that. Some people don't. One is not superior to the other. It's a belief, not a coolness contest.


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