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Editorial #1 - February, 2004

Ancient Writings
Relating Revelations 10: 1-11 to The Book of Enoch

Dear Readers,
Debate between myself and AGS (“Readers Comment and Discussion”) opened a matter of serious interest but without settlement because it was more “off the cuff” than prepared discussion. As it is much easier to do prepared statements when the issues have been exposed I take advantage of this with two editorials on the subject to which, of course AGS and readers, are welcome to respond. Response, if any, will link, mid-month, above the monthly editorial; readers can thereby follow any debate.

I use the “New English Bible” authorized by a combination of eleven denominations and Christian organizations. Even this, as we will see by Old Testament example, can take on itself to bow to cultural ideology; but our concern is with understanding the New. As they say in their introduction, “We have conceived our task to be that of understanding the original as precisely as we could (using all available aids), and then saying again in our own native idiom what we believe the author was trying to say in his.” This translation takes advantage of ‘modern’ as opposed to ‘antique’ scholarship in the years before Humanist corruption made research dubious, it is offered as our best available translation.

Jesus said that, to help with conviction we should relate to the old and the new. For witness we relate “old to new” and I re-open the original Old Testament and offer quotes from some of the hidden documents to reveal greater witness and authority to our Christian Testament:

Revelations 10:1-11. Quotes are from The New English Bible – New Testament.
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was wrapped in a cloud, with the rainbow around his head; his face shone like the sun and his legs were like pillars of fire. In his hand he held a little scroll unrolled.”
This is the ‘anti-Christ’ Archangel. This powerful personage, shown in ancient writings as, in many ways, similar to Jesus in power, is, in the Book of Enoch, called Semihazah. He is the leader of the “Watchers”: angels sent to earth to watch over the human development. Semihazah saw this as an opportunity to rebel against God and set up his own kingdom. This rebel leader is in Egyptian called Set and in Christian, Satan.

Satan and his angels are known in today’s Bible but not their history. Identity is revealed when this powerful angel is shown as “wrapped in a cloud”. “wrapped” camouflaged or ‘shady’, and clearly a flashy, arrogant, ‘standover’ personality.

His right foot he planted on the sea, and his left on the land.”
He has underfoot the ‘firm land’ of human soul and the ‘oceans’ of peoples.

Then he gave a great shout, like the roar of a lion; and when he shouted the seven thunders spoke. I was about to write down what the seven thunders had said; but I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Seal up what the seven thunders have said; do not write it down.’ "
The “thunders”, an accumulation of voices in authority during pre-flood times, link with this cloud wrapped Angel because when he shouted they responded; the order not to record what is said means what they reveal is, for a time, to be suppressed. This relates to an Old Testament revision, here various parts of the original Hebrew Old Testament, including much of the “Book of Enoch” are deleted. Old Testament fragments, as might be found in the “Egyptian Book of the Dead” and the “Gilgamesh Epic”, are also ignored.

Old Testament revision was needed so as to allow time to “weed out” the consequences of the evil introduced by the rebellious Watchers. Jesus describes it in the parable of the ‘darnel’ sown among the grain in which the darnel was allowed to grow until the harvest when it could, with safety to the good grain, be destroyed. This revision gave Western Europe and much of the world its present Old Testament. It drew a veil over the true nature of the corruption of the “earth-human project” in order to effect repair.

Then the angel that I saw standing on the sea and the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created heaven and earth and the sea and everything in them: ‘There shall be no more delay; but when the time comes for the seventh angel to sound his trumpet, the hidden purpose of God shall have been fulfilled, as he promised to his servants the prophets.”
Jesus tells us we should not ‘swear by’ anything “our word” is all that is needed of honest people. Satan is made to announce his own limited time. As these things can now be revealed we may assume it is near time for the “Seventh Angel” to sound his trumpet.

"Then the voice which I heard from heaven was speaking to me again, and it said, ‘Go and take the open scroll in the hand of the angel that stands on the sea and the land.’ So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, ’Take it, and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, though in your mouth it will taste sweet as honey.’ So I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it did taste sweet as honey; but when I swallowed it my stomach turned sour.
That this little scroll is ‘carried open and without respect’ is repeated. This scroll represents “humanism” and cannot be confused with that important scroll, The Book of Life, that was secured with seven seals and written on both sides: a scroll of length and held in reverence because of the importance of the message it carries.

Genuine vision cannot confuse these two scrolls as being one and the same. Nor can the mighty cloud wrapped angel who stands over the sea (of mankind) and the land (soul of earth life) be other than the angel in charge of the “Watchers”. Jesus is, in this revelation, called the “Lamb”. Can we be so confused as to see Him as this arrogant personality?

Quotes from Ancient Writings:
Archeology shows ancient Hebrew scribes to be more reliable than might be expected and the original Book of Enoch is the most revealing book of antediluvian times now existing.

Fortunately we have at least part of these writings translated from the re-discovered Dead Sea Scrolls as a help to authenticity. The following three translations will be referred to: The books of Enoch (Dead Sea Scrolls: a translation of surviving fragments) by J. T. Milik. Enoch (Ethiopic M/S) by R. Laurence. The Book of Enoch (Ethiopic) by R. H. Charles. Author’s initials at beginning of each quote indicate translators.

The situation shown is one of raw exploitation and opportunistic selfishness such, we are told, as will not be seen again until end times. If left exposed this Watcher corruption would have deformed the program of human development so, for a time, it had to be hidden (premature knowledge is a dangerous thing). The pre-flood battle is further reported in “Ancient writings” next month. It is significant that after being hidden for the best part of two thousand years this episode is now available to a more advanced human “earth”.

JTM page 142: “not for this generation but for a far off generation shall I speak”.
We are now in that “far off generation”.

Page 12: “Enoch spent … 300 years walking with God, … and then he came back on to the earth amongst the sons of men and he witnessed against all of them … and also against the Watchers.’
Watcher identity is important. We get a clue when the Watchers ask Enoch to intercede with God on their behalf. Enoch returns to them with the following response:

R. L. page 20: “You ought to pray for men not men for you … You being spiritual, holy and possessing a life that is eternal, have polluted yourselves … have begotten in carnal blood; have lusted in the blood of men and have done as those who are flesh and blood do. These however die and perish.” P 22: “Say, (to the watchers) In heaven have you been; secret things, however, have not been manifest to you; yet have you known a reprobated mystery, and this you have related to women … by that mystery have women and mankind multiplied evil upon earth … Never therefore shall you obtain peace.”

The Watchers overseeing the developing earth/man soul were not possessed of complete knowledge. They committed the unpardonable crime of mating with earth people and establishing themselves as lords of this earth. The leader is Semihazah (Satan) they abuse their moral trust and also reveal inappropriate information to early humanity.

Superior to the earth Watchers were four not on earth named Michael, Sariel, Raphael and Gabriel. Six are given in the Ethiopic version but four seems more reliable. Unfortunately only part of the Book of Enoch is translated from the Dead Sea Scrolls and, as with all ancient writings, there are additions relating to matters irrelevant and/or misleading. It is logical that the destruction of Watchers works by fire, earthquake and the “flood” left various groups of people with part memories of pre-flood histories, these now provide us with alternative witness.

Here is an interesting passage related to the accusation by Enoch against the watchers:
JTM: “.. and (women) are begetting children, who are not like the spiritual beings but creatures of flesh. And there shall be great wrath of God against the earth and flood … and thereafter shall come stronger wickedness than that which will be consumed in the days of Noah and his sons. For I know the mysteries … the holy ones have told me and showed me … I read … and saw written in them that generation after generation would do evil in this wise, and evil would be more and more until there arose generations of righteousness, and evil and wickedness should come to an end, and violence should cease from off the earth."

The evil is allowed to grow with the good so that we have undeniable experience; then, at harvest, the evil seed can be destroyed. Another interesting item: JTM: “ .. Hence those who suffer affliction there, being punished less in regard to their spirits, they will not be afflicted with greater damage, in the day of judgement …” So those who suffer an affliction such as of biased teaching, by their actions, do their spirits less harm in this life and may expect, true justice, at the judgement?

RL page 8: “The earth deprived of her children has cried even to the gates of heaven.
JTM page 167: “Then the earth made the accusation against the wicked concerning everything that was done on it.
RL pages 10-11: “Thou knowest all things before they exist … restore the earth, which the angels have corrupted; and announce life to it, that I may revive it … All the sons of man shall not perish …” We see here that the “soul” or “spirit” of human development may, in Revelation, be referred to as ‘the earth”; meaning the solid and everlasting in life.

Page 56 reveals the coming of Jesus: “Others shall be made to see, that they must repent, and forsake the work of their hands (*; and that glory awaits them not in the presence of the lord of spirits (**; yet that by his name they may be saved … And in those days shall the Elect One sit upon his throne.
(* A reference to materialism.
(** Elect One, otherwise the “Lamb”; Son of Man or Jesus, not an arrogant angel.

We cannot help notice a parallel between the Adam, Eve and serpent story of the revised Old Testament and the behind scenes reality of the original report of ‘Watchers’ who seduced earth-women, told damaging secrets and ”Multiplied evil upon the earth.” In keeping with Christian revelation Enoch also adds witness to “two days of judgment”.

The Flood is shown to be in attendance with earthquake:
RL page 78: “In those days Noah saw that the earth became inclined, and that destruction approached. Then he lifted up his feet, and went to the ends of the earth, to the dwelling of his great-grandfather Enoch. And Noah cried out in a bitter voice, ‘Hear me; hear me; hear me; three times. And he said, tell me what is transacting upon earth; for the earth labors, and is violently shaken. Surely I shall perish with it …

What happened to the Watchers?
The angels overseeing earth’s development knew good and evil. It is reported: Semihazah said to his angels that they must all agree and not put all blame on him if there was trouble.
When trouble arrived and the kingdoms and peoples of the Watchers were destroyed, they were all devastated and extremely bitter; but they, being eternal, were not destroyed, they were confined to earth. The caretakers had set themselves up as Gods and their children were giants. These children too were destroyed in the flesh, but their spirits remain.

A relevant passage from the RHC trans. Pages 36-37:
And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and wreck destruction on the earth, and cause trouble; they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against women, because they have proceeded from them …until the day of consummation, the great judgment." We now learn of the true origin of evil in our world culture.

Conditions during the last days R.L. page 162:
In those days they who become pregnant shall go forth, carry off their children, and forsake them. Their offspring shall slip from them, and while suckling them shall they forsake them; they shall never return to them, and never instruct their beloved.
Today more and more young women become pregnant from casual sex and go forth from, or never know, the father. Parents send their children to nurseries and schools; thus they forsake their care to others and allow others to instruct their beloved in behavior and values. This foretells the social disintegration we see today; it is not meant as an itemized statement, it is a general statement of the corruption to result from humanism.

Here is the last great effort of Satan to avenge his own guilt. He offers the little scroll that sickens humanity and creates millions of children without respect; these turn to selfishness, immorality, drugs, betrayal and crime. This is the consequence of false cultural attitudes directed by Satan through false philosophy and powered by Government institutions.

Parents, worldwide, suffer the same social pressures and, because so many suffer the same biased beliefs, they are unable to see that afflictions are consequences of the ‘artificial loves’ and beliefs of humanism. Increasing corruption is the purpose of the seductive substitute for “human” offered by the anti-Christ. This corruption of values and behavior supports Global power today but will end with separation of the intermixed “good and evil”.

The destruction by flood, fire and earthquake destroyed much of the product and limited the power of those in rebellion. But total cleansing required extended development for a separation process; the first judgment/harvest in this process is now close.

To b continued March.
Regards Editor.

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