The Twelve Foundation Stones and the Portals
THE UNIVERSE IS MADE OF 90% DARK MATTER AND 10% LIGHT MATTER
"Truly, I tell you, that you who have followed me in the Regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the Throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon Twelve Thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” - Matthew 19:28
“Blessed and Holy is he who partakes in the First Resurrection, on such, the Second Death has no power.” - Revelation 20:6
Dear friends, have you ever read something, that you may perhaps have read a hundred times before and had its real meaning become clear to you? I know I have. I think if we were to understand the two passages above, there would be a revolution in the affairs of this world. I am satisfied that the vast majority of people who call for a return to “the simple old-time gospel”, have no comprehension of the real meaning of these passages. With God’s help, I hope to open some eyes in this article.
In recent issues, we have been dealing with the Seven Levels of Consciousness and the Seven Bodies of man. We have discovered that by far the majority of mankind is ‘asleep’ in it illusions and is ‘dead to God’. It is necessary for us to be ‘awaken’ and to ‘come alive to God’. We are now discovering that the Universe is composed of 90% ‘dark matter’ and 10% ‘light matter’.
This is not so special as one might believe. Let’s take another example:
ELISHA OPENS THE EYES OF HIS SERVANT
On one occasion, the king of Syria sent a large contingent of soldiers to seize Elisha, the prophet of Yahveh. When his servant awoke in the morning and saw the vast number of horses and chariots, he was thoroughly alarmed and went to awaken the prophet. “And he answered,. Fear not, for they that are with us outnumber those with them. And Elisha prayed, saying, LORD, I pray you to open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man and he saw the mountain full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.”2
Again, when the Syrian army had besieged the city where the king of Israel was staying and the people were starving, the armies of Syria were permitted to hear the armies of the LORD and to flee back to their home but they did not see them.3 Was this some kind of magic? I think not.
Without training, human eyes can only see 10% of what’s around us. But after purifying our vessels and attuning our minds to higher levels, we can see things on other levels and realms. When Charles Lindbergh made the first solo flight across the Atlantic, it took him hours to do so.
In the process, he almost fell asleep several times but voices of long dead people kept talking to him and urging him to stay awake. Which brings us to another very important question.
We ended our last article on this subject by reviewing the promises made to the Overcomers in the seven churches of Asia and to the 144,000 and we saw them ‘reigning with Christ’. It seems to me that too many of our people wrongly believe that these promises of sitting together with Christ on his Throne, are to be fulfilled someday, in the sweet by and by. Permit me to share something wonderful with you.
THE TWELVE APOSTLES ARE STILL ALIVE
The twelve Apostles of Christ are very much alive right this minute and are seated with him on his throne. First, we must review that important passage about the millennial reign of Christ. After Satan is bound and cast into prison for a thousand years, he will again be
released to deceive the people of earth. I believe that he has been loosed and is presently gathering a great army against the worshipers of the Most High God. Listen carefully: “And I saw thrones and those seated on them and judgement was committed to them. And I saw the lives of
those who had been beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the Beast, neither his Image, nor had they received his Mark in their foreheads or in their hands. These live and reign with Christ now for a thousand years. . . . Blessed and holy is he who has part in the First Resurrection: on such, the Second Death has no power.”4
Well, now, how is it that these have been beheaded or killed and yet they are not dead. I think Jesus gave us a hint when he said, that “God is not the god of the dead but of the living.”5 We know that shortly afterwards, Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus on the mountain and were seen by Peter, James and John.6 We just have a tendency to misunderstand the plain statements of Jesus.
When I was studying the passage in the 20th chapter of Revelation, I looked it up in some of the most ancient manuscripts. What I found was very illuminating. The Alexandrian and Vatican Manuscripts do not say that the martyrs will live and reign with him for a thousand years, they read: “they live and reign with him now, for thousands of years”.
And interesting enough the Vatican and Syric Manuscripts do not have the first sentence of Verse 5 (‘But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished’.) However there are other good manuscripts that have that sentence in them, so I wouldn't throw it out.
My reader will also notice that I did not follow the Authorized Version in Verse 4, which says “I saw the souls”. The reason for not doing so, is because the Greek word used here is ‘yucas’ (psuchi), which is translated as ‘lives’ in so many places and is here the accurate translation.7
On page 53, I have displayed the Tarot card called Death. As Death marches forward, all fall before him; a man, two children and a ‘Cardinal’ (?) but he does not seem affected by Death. Yet, there is an ‘hour of temptation’ which everyone in the world must experience. But most of us believe that when we die, our spirit goes back to God and
our soul lingers on, either in Paradise or in Limbo. Is it possible that the Saints of God are not dead, but residing in a realm not open to our physical inspection? I believe so and I believe that they have more influence in our day to day lives than we give them credit for. One of the earliest Creeds of the Church included the phrase, “I believe in the communion of the Saints” by which was meant both living and deceased.
THE SEVENTH FROM ADAM
Let us return to the seven bodies of man. In the Hebrew Bible, the ‘seventh from Adam’ is called Enoch. The Hebrew name is ‘Anoki’, which mean ‘Self’ or the ‘real I’. Its Aramaic equivalent is ‘Anobi’ and means the same thing. When translated into the Greek, it becomes ‘Enoichion’ which means the ‘inner eye of the seer’. In the Mandaean tongue ‘Anoshuthra’ is the great teacher.
I find it interesting, that Enoch was born from Jered8 and the name Jered means ‘descent’, which in itself is quite illuminating but when we consider that Jered was supposedly married to ‘Baraka’ which means ‘lighting’ or ‘bright’, it does get very interesting. The second from Adam in this context was not Cain or Abel but Seth. Seth was the
‘likeness of Adam’s image’.9 So, we might also call him a second Adam. Concerning this Mystery, Paul the apostle wrote, “So, it is written, the first man Adam was made a living Soul but the last Adam is a quickening Spirit. However, the spiritual did not come first but that which is natural and afterwards that which is spiritual.”10
Now, there is another Enoch in the 4th chapter of Genesis, whose name in Hebrew is ‘chanoch’ which means ‘learning through initiation’ or ‘enlightenment’. This is a different Enoch. Our Enoch comes from Jered, who sprang from Mahalaleel, who sprang from Kenan, who sprang from Enosh, who was sired by Seth, offspring of Adam.
Let us return to Paul for a moment. In an attempt to explain to the Corinthians the meaning of the First Resurrection, he writes: “There are celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; the glory of the celestial is one thing, the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is the glory of the Sun and another glory of the Moon, another glory of the Stars; further even one Star differs from another Star in glory; So, it is with the Resurrection of the dead.