136) The Vials Of Wrath Rev 16…

The Greek word φιάλη (phiálē) is translated in the King James Bible as “vial”. We can recognize its transliteration from the pronunciation of the Greek word.

But this doesn’t mean that two thousands of years later our transliteration applies. Is it a larger object like bowl as translated in other Bible versions, or a small cylinder used to secret a strong medicine or poison? Since this Greek word is found only in this circumstance in Revelation, we can’t visualize it by seeing how it’s used in another setting in the gospels or letters.

We are forced to drill down into the word itself. Etymology. According to  Beekes, the root word άλη is found in σκυτ-άλη (staff, stem, handle) and γύ-αλον (hollowed space). OK., that’s no help. Still a variety of applications.

Drilling down further to hit pay dirt, Beekes states this word is probably from Pre-Greek. That explains its broad and divergent applications developed over time, requiring us to search ancient uses of this word. In order to understand what the Greek word φιάλη (phiálē) means, we have to place it in its most ancient historical and cultural context.

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137) Beauty And The Beast Rev 17-18…

The original story of Beauty and the Beast was written by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve. Originally published in La Jeune Américaine et Les Contes Marins [The Young American and Stories from the Sea] in 1740La Belle et La Bête…

The Beast was a young prince who lost his father, and whose mother had to wage war to defend his kingdom…

Belle…is not really a merchant’s daughter but the offspring of a king and a…fairy.

Do we get it? This story, written when France’s pagan Renaissance was embraced (that’s a pun) by American culture, is a remake of the oldest “love story”.

When we strip away the elegant French dressing and the pedophilic American Disney innocence down to the bare essentials we see that:

  • The Beast is a hybrid of a king / god
  • whose mother fought to defend / restore him
  • to his father’s hyper dimensional domain.
  • Belle is the alluring offspring of a king / god and a demi-goddess
  • with whom he has sexual relations
  • and achieves the restoration of his kingdom.

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141) Judgment Day For The Enemies Of God’s Children

“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place[space-time] for them.”

Sounds like their mass disintegrates back into pure energy.

  • “and death [the process] and hell [the place] delivered up [the mortal human] dead which were in them: And I saw the [mortal] dead, small and great, stand before God; 

This excludes all the believers who were resurrected previously at the last trump, just before God poured out his wrath on his enemies..

  • And the sea [outerspace] gave up the dead [separated from God / wicked angels / aliens] which were in it;

and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works, and they were judged every man according to their works.

and another book was opened, which is the book of life:

  1. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death [for for unbelieving humans]. 
  2. “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
  3. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:10-15)

The dangerous thing about the chemical reactions in fire is the fact that they are self-perpetuating.  Continue reading “141) Judgment Day For The Enemies Of God’s Children”

142) A New Heaven And A New Earth Rev 21

Cycles of time?

Every lake of fire a sun for another earth?

There is certainly a rebalancing of energy in the universe as:

  • those who drew life from humans during their lifetimes
  • now return life to the new generations of humans.

Are rulers who have transformed into the image and likeness of YHVH given their own little piece of heaven and earth with a starter populating to fill an infinite ever-expanding universe with life?

I don’t have enough data to conclude. However, the clues are tantalizing.

Relatively speaking, there are a lot of stars. Around 100 sextillion—1 followed by 23 zeros—to be precise. But…models of star formation predict that there should actually be two or three times as many…

In a paper published in Nature, researchers write that they have identified an effect that takes place in some “starburst galaxies,” which form stars at a much higher rate than typical galaxies such as our own, the Milky Way.

starburst galaxies…towards the edges of the galaxy…scatter the necessary ingredients for making stars.

I’m certain of one thing. Anyone who has transformed into the likeness of the Creator isn’t going to be sitting around in a mansion or on a cloud strumming a harp for eternity.