Now let us give the meaning as it applies to the disciple and his group. Let us repeat the scripture:
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed." (Revelation 13:11-12)
The disciple works either from the other side of the veil or incarnates directly and seeks to establish the Kingdom of God on the earth and restore that which had fallen away. From this vantage point the two horns are again the Two Witnesses, or the words and works of the disciple, which manifests as inspired teachings and organization. They are said to come "out of the earth" because they are adjusted to be acceptable to those who are grounded in the earth, but still seek the kingdom of God.
Despite the disciple's best efforts, it is not long before the organization becomes corrupt and speaks with strong unearned authority as The Dragon. Believers then follow the outer rather than the inner God.
Sadly the new reorganized, or restored organization "exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."
They worship the first beast by yielding to strong outer authority and never challenging it, no matter how illogical it is.
Let us move to the next verse:
"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men." (Revelation 13:13)
How did the United States make fire come down out of heaven in the sight of men?
The answer will amaze you.
As confirmation let us look up the word "heaven" in the Biblical Greek. It comes from the same word that Uranium comes from. Now let us literally retranslate this verse (Rev 13:13):
"He does great signs in that he makes fire out of Uranium in the sight of mankind."
This verse definitely confirms the identity of the Second Beast. The United States was the country which accomplished the feat of bringing fire out of Uranium on earth in the sight of men.
The next verse calls this a miracle. Why is the splitting of the atom a symbol of the greatest miracle that Jesus ever performed?
The greatest miracle of Jesus was the resurrection. After his supposed death he was placed in the tomb of matter. On his rebirth to eternal life the illusionary matter that held his true life split open and released the living Christ.
Now correspond this to atomic energy.
When I said the answer would amaze you, I was referring to the full answer about the atomic correspondences, and I indeed find it amazing that John wrote about all this 2,000 years ago.
The tomb, or grave, Christ was placed in after the crucifixion corresponds to the prison of the Uranium atom. At the resurrection the tomb of matter was split in two releasing the eternal life. Now let's put the analogy all together remembering that when the physical atom is split something seems to be lost or converted.
The Christ represented the positive nucleus of the atom. His crucifixion and burial represented the fall of spiritual matter into a state where illusion and death becomes a real concern. In this state the central sun (Son) of the atom has it's great light hidden by a veil of negative energy that becomes a tomb hiding a great reality.
Atoms evolve similar to humans in that as they progress they add seven chakras or electron layers. When the seventh becomes active the atom becomes radioactive and may even glow in the dark as does Radium. The radioactive human will also shine like the sun during certain initiations as Jesus did on the Mount of Transfiguration.
Finally when the atom and the human complete their evolution, the dark tomb of matter can no longer hold them and that which seemed to be dead splits the tomb of death in two and the pure spiritual energy escapes. In the case of the atom a certain percentage is translated into pure energy or spirit and in the case of the Christ the inner life stands revealed as pure spirit and is no longer limited by physical restrictions.
What is interesting here is that the Christian world is awaiting a great world dictator and false prophet but all these things have already come true. Our age corresponds to the days of Jesus in that the Messiah came and fulfilled all the prophecies, but the world missed it and even now the Jews still look for their savior. Today everyone is waiting for "The Beast" and other signs that are already here.
To illustrate this and expand on the sign of atomic energy let us go to a prediction of Jesus. In Matthew, Chapter 24, He was speaking of signs that would occur before He would come again. Here is an important one the Christian world is yet waiting for:
27 "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 "For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 "And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
Here we learn about The Sign of the Son of Man in "heaven," that will be given before the end of the age. What do you suppose this is and why? What generation shall not pass away till all the things mentioned are fulfilled?
Matthew 24:15 tells us about an antichrist character that was prophesied by Daniel. A man of fierce countenance who would try and destroy the holy people (The Jews who were holy to Daniel. See Daniel, Chapter 8.)
Who was the man of fierce countenance who tried to destroy the Jews? Hitler, of course. And is it not true that if the days of Hitler were not shortened the elected Jews would have been completely destroyed just as it says in Matthew 24:22?
"And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." (Daniel 8:23-25)
Now let us read Verses 29 and 30 in Matthew:
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." (Matthew 24:29-30)
Now again substitute the word uranium for "heaven" and read the verses again.
Do we now understand why this sign would make all the people of the earth "mourn"?
It is not coincidence that the word "heaven" and "uranium" are so closely linked. Another interesting word from the same Greek origin is the planet "Uranus." Now the interesting thing about Uranus is that it astrologically rules Aquarius and which is the new age we are entering.
So let us look at OURANOS in its three translations:
All of these are full of meaning.
Let's clarify an important point. The sign of the Son of Man is not the actual Second Coming but a great sign that will appear as a sign that the coming of Christ is at hand.
Keeping this in mind let's look a little deeper:
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens (OURANOS) shall be shaken." (Matthew 24:29)
What happens when the powers of Uranium (OURANOS) are shaken? The atomic bomb. This makes much more sense than the thought that the very powers of God in heaven will be shaken. Now we can read in the verse in a totally different light:
Immediately after the tribulation of those days (the defeat of Hitler who was destroying the Jews) "shall the sun be darkened" (the blast is so bright it obscures the sun) "and the moon shall not give her light" (a victim cannot even see the moon) "and the stars shall fall from heaven" (stars shall fly from Uranium -- it will be very sensational and bright) "and the powers of heaven" (OURANOS) "shall be shaken" (How the atomic blast works.).
It is interesting how almost "immediately" after the extermination of the Jews ended this great sign was given just as predicted. Now we can understand the mystery of the next verse:
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: (the atomic bomb was the sign that the coming of Christ is sure and fairly soon) and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." (Matthew 24:30)
Many read this verse and think that it means that people will see Jesus coming and will mourn because of their sins, but notice it says "all" the tribes (Greek: "races") shall mourn. Surely someone will be happy to see Jesus appear.
The sign is not Jesus at all for his appearance will bring happiness and peace to many, but the prophecy was fulfilled to the letter when the atomic blast went off in Hiroshima. All the nations and races of the entire earth "mourned" and began to fear that the fate of Hiroshima may eventually be their own.
A more accurate description of the atomic bomb cannot be given than:
"Clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
Another description is:
"For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
We must keep in mind that when Matthew wrote this account he had to describe an event that was beyond the imagination of man at that time.
All this sounds like good correspondence, but one is inclined to ask: Why is a dreadful thing like the atomic bomb called the sign of the Son of man? Was He not the Prince of Peace?
The answer is that the splitting of the atom and the releasing of great energy is a perfect correspondence to the resurrection of Christ. The life force of the atom was released to enter the way of higher evolution just as the tomb of the Christ burst open and released the Son of God. The splitting of the tomb of material matter is the one sure sign that the Son of Man is the Son of God, and the knowledge given to man to split the tomb of the atom is the greatest revelation given to man to date. It is a sign that we are not far from overcoming death as Christ did.
The power of the atom does not have to be a frightening thing if it is understood and used by disciples. Many fairly intelligent people are against any use of atomic power, but the time will come when it will be used wisely for the benefit of mankind for new and safer means of using it will be accomplished. In addition, many other sources of energy will be opened up for us in the New Age and many of the theories of Nicola Tesla will be verified.
The next verse has "the gathering message."
"And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:31-34)
The generation that saw the first atomic bomb shall not all pass away until the Christ shall again manifest on the earth.
There have been many methods used for predicting the return of Christ, and hundreds of dates set. All of them have been wrong. Some time ago I read about a small sect in Arizona who had arrived at the date and they sold all their belongings and went up on a hill and waited. Of course, Jesus did not swoop them up as expected. After this their undaunted leader discovered a three day error in his calculations and they waited again, but to no avail. But were they discouraged? Never! They are still expecting Jesus to come after them at any minute. The Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses and many others have set dates for His appearance -- and they have all failed!
If all goes to plan, however, He will come before all the generation who witnessed the first atomic bomb exploded passes away. How He will make His appearance is something we will talk more about in the future.
"Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power."
-- Henry George (1839 - 1897)
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