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The Wheat and the Tares

  1. Is the United States Babylon?
  2. How the Grapevine Removes the Tares
  3. Who Were the Mighty Men of Antiquity

THE WHEAT AND THE TARES,
Part 3

WHO WERE THE MIGHTY MEN OF ANTIQUITY?

by Jeffrey Brackeen

Beloved Friends,

This past year, we delved deeply into the processes for transforming the soul and it’s possibility of growth through the seven levels of Consciousness. Earlier in the year, I was asked to offer some thoughts on the meaning of Jesus’ parable about

the wheat and the tares. In this writing, I want to share with you another interpretation - the Gnostic interpretation - of who the tares are. According to their way of thinking the ‘field’ would have been the Earth and the ‘enemy’ who sowed the

tares would have been the fallen leader of the angels. The ‘tares’ would have been those space aliens, who came with him to earth to mingle with the daughters of men. They were the ‘Nephalim’ or fallen ones. I offer the following thoughts because these matters are actually very related.

In the Book of Enoch and the Book of Genesis, we are told that their offspring became the "mighty men of renown". It is my belief that we have returned to a situation like that which existed during the days of Noah. There are individuals

among us have seized control of much of the mass communications media, the banking industry and other important segments of modern society.

These "mighty men" are indeed men but they are also much more than just men. They possesses greater powers and abilities than the ‘average’ man. As you may remember from our previous study of the tares, we discovered that tares do

look a lot like wheat in the early stages of growth but they can be distinguished at maturity. We also noted that they are poisonous and if they are ground up with wheat, the product will probably make a person sick. In this article, I will share with

you some of the incredible feats which these individuals did before the Great Flood and what they are doing today. The Truth is stranger than fiction. In the 6th Chapter of Genesis, we read,

"It came to pass that when men began to multiple on the face of the Earth and daughters were born to them, the the Sons of God (B’nai Elohim) saw that the daughters of men were beautiful to behold and they took to themselves wives of their choosing. . . They were the ‘giants’ in

the Earth in those days and even after that, when the Sons of God came in to the daughters of men and sired children by them, the same became ‘mighty men’ of of - men of renown."

TERMS USED TO DESCRIBE THE ‘FALLEN ONES’

The word ‘giants’ in Hebrew is the word ‘nephalim’ which means ‘fallen ones’. These are "the angels which kept not their ‘first estate’ but left their original habitation and are now bound by everlasting chains of Darkness, awaiting the great day of Judgement" according to

the Apostle Jude. The Greek word translated here ‘first estate’ is ‘oiketerion’. It is used in 2 Corinthians 5:2 to refer to the resurrection body. In other words, they left their glorious body to take on fleshly bodies. The Book of Jubilees relates

that it was in the days of the Patriarch Jared (‘Jeh-red’) that the angels descended (yaw-red) to Earth. They came here as ‘watchers’ (‘Zophim’) but decided to stay and take over the Earth by intermarrying with women. Num. 23) Jordan from ‘Yar-dane’ means place of descent.

Some of the other Hebrew words used to describe the ‘nephalim’ are:

1. ‘Anakim’ a race of hybrids, half human, half alien. (Sons of Anakuam 13:33)

2. ‘’Rephaim’ (as in Genesis 14:5; 2 Sam. 5:18) from the root word, ‘rapha’ which means spirits or shades.

3. ‘Emim’ meaning ‘proud deserters’ but also a race of giants. (See Deut.2:9, 10

4. ‘Og’ (Deut. 3:11)

5.. ‘Zamzummims’ these were the ‘evil plotters’ of Deut. 2:20

6. ‘Zuzim’ meaning ‘roaming things’, evil ones (Gen. 14:5)

All over the Earth can be found the remains of their cities. High on the Alto Plain of Peru is the incredible remains of a city built many millennium ago. Its stones fit so closely together that it is impossible to place a needle between them. Other massive construction sites can be found on Crete in the Mediterranean and off the coast of Japan.

Even in our own time, there are ‘mighty, men of renown’ who are more than ordinary human beings. Some of the individuals come as scientists, and ‘titans’ of industry and politics. This is not to say every wealthy person like Bill Gates

is a product of Alien genetics tampering. Yet, there are also individuals among us who have become ‘god-like’ through the development of their own spiritual natures. I come back to them shortly.

WHERE DID THESE ALIENS COME FROM?

These are some of the ‘Sons of God’ (B’nai Elohim) who existed before the foundation of the Earth, spoken of by God, "Where were you [Job], when I laid the foundations of the Earth? . . . When the morning Stars sang together and all the Sons of God shouted for joy?"1

Why were they shouting for joy? Because they had been given physical worlds to inhabit and to work with. Most, if not all the planets in our Solar System were inhabited. Our own scientists could not believe what they saw in 1976 on the

surface of Mars, when our satellites flew by and photographed its surface. In the region of Cydonia, they saw perfect pyramids and a ‘humanoid’ face looking up at them, much like that of the Great Sphnyx. They also discovered that at one time Mars

had oceans much like Earth and that some enormous catastrophe blew the waters away into outer space. What could that have been?

THE DESTRUCTION OF ONE OF OUR PLANETS

How is that the Babylonians knew about a massive planet that once existed between Mars and Jupiter, unless someone told them about it. As our scientists probe more and more into the ancient past, they have turned to the asteroids in the

Asteroid Belt where this planet once existed to study meteors, comets and asteroids. In the October, 1987 edition of Science Magazine, R. H. Brown and D. P. Cruikshank reported that through the use of spectra analysis, they have discovered that

some of the asteroids (Murray, 103 Electra and Orguiel) had once been part of a body that possessed water and clay. Another scientist, Ovenden demonstrated that the parent body of the Asteroid Belt was a giant planet, about the size of Saturn

(90 times the mass of Earth). It was literally blown apart, creating the Asteroid Belt, comets and meteors. Jeremiah, the prophet spoke of a time BEFORE MAN EXISTED ON THIS PLANET, when the Earth was subjected to an enormous

catastrophe. He wrote: "I beheld Earth, and lo, it was WITHOUT FORM and VOID and the heavens and there was no Light. . . . I beheld no man and even the birds had fled. I beheld the fruitful place had become desolate and the CITIES WERE BROKEN DOWN by the presence of the LORD and his fierce anger."2

The expressions ‘without form’ and ‘void’ in the Hebrew are ‘tohu’ and ‘bohu’. They are used in the first two verses of Genesis, Chapter one, to describe the condition of Earth before the Elohim began their work of renovation. We know that when Earth was first created, it was beautiful to behold and the

Sons of God rejoiced at seeing it. But it was also devastated along with Mars when this giant planet was blown asunder. This may well be the same planet known as ‘Rahab’. There are three more passages which seem to speak of this same event.

"The pillars of Heaven tremble and are astonished. He divides the sea by his power and by his understanding he smites through the Proud. By his spirit he beautifies the heavens."3

The word translated ‘proud’ here is the Hebrew word ‘rahab’. Many believe that this refers to a planet which once existed.

"How are you fallen from Heaven, Lucifer, (‘hay-lale’ - shining with bright color), son of the morning? How have you been cast down to Earth? who did weaken the nations! For you said in your heart, I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the Stars of God: I will sit also on the Mount of the Congregation in the sides of the North."

How is it that Isaiah directs this diatribe against a man, who happens to be the king of Babylon?4 Was this man one of the ‘nephalim’? And what about the diatribe directed against the king of Tyre?

"You have been in Eden, the Garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, the diamond, the beryl,the onyx, the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, the carbuncle and gold; the workmanship of your tabrets and your pipes was prepared in you on the day when you were created; You were the Anointed Cherub that covers. . . . You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, until iniquity was found in you. . . . Your heart was lifted up because of your BEAUTY, you have corrupted your wisdom because of your BRIGHTNESS: I will cast you to the ground."5 Was this king also one of the ‘nephalim’?

THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD

There are many today, whose lives have been touched by the many sightings of UFO’s. Some have apparently been taken abroad space craft and been subjected to genetic experiments. I do not doubt the veracity of these people. I am satisfied that

these aliens no longer resort to intermarriage with mortal women any more, yet they do tamper with the genetic codes found in human bodies. However, only the Most High is able to transform the very molecular structure of the

cells in the human body. This is the process of Divinization.

The Most High does have a plan of his own to combat this evil conspiracy. The Apostle Paul hinted at it when he wrote, "We know that the whole Creation groans and travails in pain together until now, and not they, but we ourselves also, who have the first-fruits

of the Spirit - even we ourselves groan within ourselves, awaiting the Adoption and the Redemption of our body . . . for the earnest expectation of the creature awaits the MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD.’6

Now, these ‘Sons of God’ are not the same as the angels who came to Earth and intermarried with women. These ‘Sons of God’ possess amazing powers and they already walk among us. Indeed, that is the purpose of Initiation to bring forth and

develop the full potential of mankind as a ‘divinized' society. Not everyone who believes in Christ becomes a ‘Son of God’ automatically, because it is written, "As many as receive Him, to them he gave the right (or privilege) of becoming Sons of God. . ."7

We read of one occasion when Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem and as he passed though the villages and towns, "Someone asked him, ‘Lord, will only a few be saved?’ And he said to them, ‘Strive to enter in through the hard gate, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter but will be unable to do so."8

THE TRUE GNOSTICS

During the past decade, we have been witnesses to an interesting phenomena. Certain groups of Fundamentalists have began to label everyone who disagrees with their interpretation of things as being ‘Gnostics’. This label is being

used to paint Charismatics, Reconstructionists, Evangelicals and some Catholics with one brush and is meant to be a pejorative. I think that if these individuals only knew what the true Gnostics taught and practiced, they would

not use this expression as a pejorative. The above mentioned groups certainly do not teach the process for the Divinization of the Soul.

In recent issues, we have dealt with the Secret Teachings of the Early Christian Church. I have gone to some lengths to show that Jesus Christ had three distinct circles of followers, consisting of an inner, middle and outer ring of followers. I also

attempted to demonstrate how, over a period of decades, certain ones who were beginning to label themselves ‘Orthodox’ began to distort the Secret Teachings into something that ‘everybody’ could accept, thus watering down

the words of Christ. Herein began the process of hiding or changing the true meaning of his teachings.

This tread can be seen from the writings of Irenaus who complained of the Gnostics, "They speak the same language we do, but intend different meanings." In our own times, William Blake lamented, "Both (of us) read the Bible day and night, but you read black, where I read white."

Take for example the passage in 2 Peter, "Whereby are given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises, that by these we may become PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE. . . ."9

An example of how the Orthodox changed and obscured the teachings of Christ, appears in an interesting admission in the Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, "God’s essence is inaccessible. His uncreated and eternal energies (Glory, Light,

Love) permeate the Universe and make possible a personal Union with man. In its worship the Church offers thanksgiving that God has opened the way for man to come to him has made Union with Him possible. This is the Orthodox Churches’

teaching of the deification (theosis) of man, a doctrine based on the Incarnation, which revealed a new Perfect Humanity . . . This Union is the goal of prayer and participation in the Sacraments. It involves the cooperation of two wills, divine and

human. In this Union with God human being become ‘partakers of the divine nature’ (II Peter 1:4) without ceasing to be creature. Other New Testament writers expressed this Union in terms of being or dwelling in Christ. The Fathers of the

Church as well as modern theologians recognized the deification as the goal of Christian life lies at the base of every important theological controversy in the history of the Orthodox Churches."10

Even as late as the beginning of the 4th Century, Eusebius was able to write, "The Word of God (Christ) is now God as he had been man, in order to deify mankind together with himself."11

THE PROCESS OF PRESERVATION

When modern Evangelicals speak of baptism they mean one thing and one thing only. To them, baptism is a one-time affair where a believer is buried in water. True, there may be different formulas used but there is only one baptism where the

believer is dipped in water. This is not what the early Christians meant however. When they affirmed, ‘There is one Lord, one faith and one baptism’, they had something else in mind. To them, baptism was a process of events, usually

covering many years. First, we must take a look at Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. It draws a sharp contrast between two Greek words.

907 baptizo [bap-tid’-zo] Not to be confused with 911, bapto. The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words.

Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be ‘dipped’ (bapto) into boiling water and then ‘baptised’ (baptizo) in the vinegar solution. Both verbs concern

the immersion of vegetables in a solution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of baptizing the vegetable, produces a permanent change."

THE FIVE EXTRA SEALS OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS

There were five additional ‘seals’ administered to the advanced Christian Initiate. The first of these was to be clothed with the Garment of Light. This is referred to in Jesus’ parable about the man with no wedding garment. One should not dare to enter the higher realms without this ‘garment’ of Light to protect himself.

Next, came the baptism in ‘celestial waters’, which was administered by belonging to the celestial class. This was followed by the seating of the Initiate on a ‘heavenly throne’, which Paul the Apostle referred to when he wrote, "[He] has

raised us up together and caused us to be seated in heavenly realms in Christ Jesus."12 Next, he was crowned with a ‘crown of life or crown of glory’, which Christ referred to, when he "Hold fast that which you have been given, that no man take your crown."13

Finally, he gained entrance into the Light, which is Union with the Most High.

In 1957, Alice Bailey wrote something, which I agree with in some respects. She wrote, ". . . The church movement, like all else, is but a temporary expedition and serves but a transient resting place for the evolving life. Eventually, there will appear the Church Universal, and its definite outlines will appear towards the close of this century. . .

"This Church will be nurtured into activity by the Christ and His disciples when the outpouring of the Christ principle, the TRUE second Coming has been accomplished. . . . The Christian church in its many branches can serve as a nucleus

through which world illumination may be accomplished. . .. the church as a teaching factor should take the great basic doctrines and (shattering the old forms in which they are expressed and held) show their true and inner spiritual

significance. The prime work of the church is to teach and to teach ceaselessly, preserving the outer appearance in order to reach the many, who are accustomed to church usages. Teachers must be trained; Bible knowledge must be spread; the sacraments must be mystically interpreted and the power of the church to heal must be demonstrated."14

God bless you, I remain, Jeffrey Brackeen

Notes

1. Job. 38: 4, 7

2. Jer. 4:23-26

3. Job. 26:11-13

4. Isaiah 14:12, 13

5. Ezek. 28:12-17

6. Rom. 8: 22, 23, 19

7. John 1:12

8. Lu. 13: 23, 23

9. 2 Pet. 1:4

10. Page 553, Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions

11. IV, 14 Demonstratio Evangelical

12. Eph. 2:6

13. Rev. 3:11

14. The Externalization of the Hierarchy


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