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Coming of the messiah / mashiah will be like an extraterrestrial military invasion from outer space (Ariel Bar Tzadok)

Interesting piece (see below)! Ariel Bar Tzadok wants to break away all the fluff, so to speak, that has surrounded conceptions of the coming of the Messiah. He wants to emphasize how radical a world-changing event this will be, how it will even do away with religions as they are conceived today. He uses the popular conception of UFOs and extraterrestrials, at first, as an anology to what the coming of the Messiah will be like: it’ll be like a military invasion from outer space.

But then he seems to suspect that maybe that analogy could be a little bit more than an analogy. Maybe… “Judging from how prophecy describes the way Mashiah and his army is supposed to act, extraterrestrial invasion might be the proper way to understand the coming event. After all, Mashiah’s army will display a superiority over all the world’s technology and weapons. With the greatest of ease, the Messianic army will completely demolish the forces opposing it, just like what we would expect from an invasion from outer space” (bold mine).

I was also fascinated by his reference to a tradition in the Talmud that “speaks of the Third Temple descending down from Heaven fully built and that it will “land” of the top of an earthquake adjusted now very high peak that was once Moriah, the Temple Mount” and how parallel that is to the New Testament tradition of the New Jerusalem — for example, Revelation 21:2 — “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband” (NIV) and Revelation 21:10-12 — And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel (NIV).

I’m including the whole text of Bar Tzadok’s piece below. It’s also available as a pdf here. I’ve bolded parts that I found most interesting.

What To Expect

When Mashiah Comes

by HaRav Ariel Bar Tzadok

Copyright © 2009 by Ariel Bar Tzadok. All rights reserved.

The nature of Mashiah is often misunderstood. Granted, Mashiah is supposed to come as a savior, to step into the middle of a very nasty war between Israel and its enemies and to destroy those enemies with an overwhelming show of force. Then once Israel is safe and its enemies no more, we are all supposed to live happily ever after. Everyone is supposed to love one another; we expect all to live carefree lives, and life will be blissful and utopian. This is what the majority expect the Mashiah is to accomplish. There is however one simple problem with all this; this utopian fantasy is not what the Biblical prophets prophesied. Read more of this post


The throne of God in the Orion Nebula?

Oh, this is the first I’ve heard of this. Some think the throne of God is in the Orion Nebula! It means they can imagine “heaven” as a physical place, somewhere in space-time — unless they think this “opening” is merely the place where one travels from the material to the spiritual realms.

Where is the Throne of God? Some Speculate Through the Orion Nebula
By Patricia Williams

Although I believe that God dwells in our hearts, I also believe that He has a physical throne in the Heavenly sanctuary. The Bible is always talking about types and antitypes; symbols and meanings; objects and object lessons. “As above, so below…”

References, and an identifying description of God’s throne, are found in Job 26:9, Job 22:12-14 and Revelation 4:1-3. Some people believe that the Orion Nebula seems to fit the description of the Emerald Tinted cloud mentioned in the last text (depends on your translation) and is located beyond the dark cloud of that Nebula. Since the word Nebula means “cloud” read the texts just mentioned using the word Nebula instead of the word cloud.

If this is the correct location for the physical throne of God and of Heaven, it is approximately 1500 light years away. What is 1500 years compared to a prayer answered within an hour, which Daniel experienced? This is faster by far than the speed of light. What about people who pray for help and are instantly given the strength to lift a car off of someone, or those who are saved from a fatal tragedy?

When the angel Gabriel answered Daniel’s prayer while he was yet praying, he evidently came from Heaven to Earth (transformed into the form of a man) in much less time that it would take ordinary light to travel that same distance – that is, if God’s throne is located within the great Orion Nebula complex, as so many poets, Christian astronomers, and researchers seem to believe.

Once again, God and the angels seem to know a lot about time/space travel. They seem to break all known physical and scientific laws known to man. Even if we have the mathematics and theory to back up what they’re doing, we don’t seem to have the power or technology to make it happen…not yet.

What if everything is situated in layers – one on top of the other or side by side? Past, present and future would all be back to back (even though physical distance and space would supposedly hold us back). Traveling from one place to the other would just mean changing mental frequencies, like tuning to a different radio station. Could that be possible?
( Resource: “Marvels of Radiation in Nature and Industry – a study on Sound, Light, Heat, Radio and Electromagnetic Waves” – by Edward Bowman)

And here’s a video with an animation showing a trip from earth to the throne of God and Jesus’ second coming.

And here’s another short article: “Ellen White and the Orion Stargate

AND a response from the Adventist Defense League.

Mark 13:24-32 “and the stars will be falling from heaven”

I was just thinking this morning about “stars falling from the heavens” being taken literally. The gospel reading for today was Mark 13:24-32 in which Jesus says,

“In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven…”

It’s fairly easy to imagine what could be meant by the sun and moon being darkened — pollution and/or altered weather patterns. But since stars do not literally fall from the heavens, I’m not sure what Mark meant by that (and maybe he isn’t either! or maybe he’s just using hyperbolic non-literal apocalyptic language). It could theoretically be meteor showers. But there’s nothing unusual about meteor showers, so… Could be another effect of pollution or altered weather patterns OR fallout from some natural or man-made disaster.

Anyway… I found this interesting.

From The Press-Enterprise (San Bernadino County, California)…

meteor16.jpg1833 meteor shower’s effects are seen to this day in religion
10:31 PM PST on Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Press-Enterprise

The Leonid meteor shower makes its annual appearance tonight, and it’s expected to be mediocre at best. You’ll probably see a few sporadic streams of light through the sky.

But imagine multiplying those streaks of light by the tens or even hundreds of thousands. And transport yourself back to 1833, before anyone knew that meteors — commonly known as shooting stars — are tiny particles of comet debris that illuminate when they slam into the Earth’s atmosphere.

What would you have thought when you saw what appeared to be tens of thousands of stars falling from the sky? You might have thought it was the end of the world.

Many people did. Read more of this post

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