Here are some facts about 1Enoch the book and Enoch the man.
1. Ethiopic Enoch = 1Enoch
2. 1Enoch is the oldest. 2 and 3 Enoch are later works.
3. Enoch was the seventh descendent of Adam and Eve in the Bible.
4. Enoch "walked with God. Then he vanished and God took him." (Genesis 5:24)
5. Enoch was the son of Cain and Ramona, and he led the Nodites.(UB 849)
6. Enoch was the first mortal fused with his thought adjuster.(UB 514)
7. Enoch is one of 24 members 'Urantia advisory council.' (UB 513)
8. The Book of Enoch was an inspiration to Jesus. (UB 1390) The title "Son of Man" was taken from the Book of Enoch. (UB 1390) Of all scripture the Book of Enoch "was nearest to the truth" regarding Jesus' identity and mission as assessed by Jesus himself. (UB 1390).
9. Enoch is said to have been taken away by God, saw the secrets and mysteries of the universe, the future of the world, and the predetermined course of human history (Biblical literature).
10. There are three parts to 1Enoch.
11. 1Enoch was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls pushing its date of origin back to at least 100-200 BC (except for part 2, see below).
12. Part 2, the Similitudes, is the part containing all the references to the Son of Man and is the only part not yet found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Therefore, its dating is unsure (? pre-Christian or not).
13. The New Testament was significantly influenced by 1Enoch.
14. Many early Church fathers were inspired by 1Enoch.
15. Many copies of 1Enoch were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. 1Enoch was probably one of the most authoritative and popular scriptures of the Qumran Community.
16. After the fourth century A.D. 1Enoch was apparently suppressed as heretical by the Church due to its references to the physicality of the fallen angels who were said to have had sexual relations with the 'daughters of men.'.
17. The entire Book of Enoch not discovered again until 1773. It was brought to Europe from Ethiopia.
18. The book survived as a whole only in Ethiopia. Why? Was it destroyed by the church?
19. 1Enoch is directly quoted in Jude and 2Peter of the New Testament in reference to danger of a perverted form of Christian belief which claimed that it was only necessary to have faith. The overriding concern of these two New Testament books is that the believer feels that he or she is otherwise above the biblical laws and commandments. This belief mainly took the form of sensual and sexual indulgence. Jude and 2Peter reject such licentiousness and state that the fate of such believers will be like the angels or "Sons of God" who sinned by descending from heaven and having intercourse with daughters of men. (See Genesis 6:1-4). The story of these "fallen angels" is discussed in 1Enoch. The Nephilim of the Bible are the Nodites of the Urantia Book (UB 856) and are the descendants of the original disloyal 'Dalamatia staff of one hundred' (UB 758), and who became the 'eighth race to appear on Urantia' (UB 822).
Since many readers probably have not read 1Enoch, I would like to present at some length the parts that are revelant to our present discussion, along with some commentary as we proceed.
The 1Enoch text quotes, unless otherwise indicated will be taken from The Book of Enoch, from the Ethiopic, literally translated by Richard Laurence, LL.D., Archbishop of Cashel, Late Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford, 1882. The biblical references in parentheses are part of the translation and are not my comments. These references are Biblical verses that are felt to be related to 1Enoch by the Archbishop.
The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and
the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble; to the
rejection of all the wicked and ungodly (Psalms 1). Enoch, a righteous
man, was with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were
open, and while he saw a holy vision which was in the heavens
(Genesis. 5:24). This the angel showed me.
From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that
which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation
which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect (Daniel. 12:4).
Parts of 1Enoch are written specifically for the sake of those who elect God's will during the time of trouble, in the "distant" messianic period, now about to begin.
Upon their account I spoke and conversed with him, who will go
forth from this habitation, the Holy and Mighty One, the God of the world.
Enoch conversed with Melchizedek "on account of" the elect. The Mighty One, God of the World, is Melchizedek who goes forth from his heavenly "habitation" with strength and power, riding the white horse of Revelation to put an end to war, persecution, and terror. This God of the world:
...will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai; appear with his hosts; and
be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven.
All shall be afraid, and the Watchers be terrified.
Great fear and trembling shall seize them, even to the ends of the
earth. The lofty mountains shall be troubled, and the exalted hills
depressed, melting like a honeycomb in the flame. The earth shall
be immerged, and all things which are in it perish; while judgment
shall come upon all, even upon all the righteous (Revelation. 20:11-15).
Melchizedek will visibly "appear with his hosts." How so? The Watchers are probably the descendants of those who had been "cast out of heaven," (the Dalamatia 100) who are from the Nodite (Nephilim) racial line. Are these some of the "princes" of the world, the powerful and heartless that run our world system from behind the scenes. Many of these behind the scene leaders apparently come from "royal" lineages. They are terrified, as they should be, when Melchizedek comes. As many other times stated in scripture, the hills are made low during cataclysmic tectonic activity. Notice that all those in (but not above or on) the earth perish, i.e. those hiding in mountains and subterranean locations. All people are then subject to individual judgment according to prophecy. Further information on those who elect God's will follows next.
But to them shall he give peace: he shall preserve the elect, and
towards them exercise clemency.
Then shall all belong to God; be happy and blessed; and the splendor
of the Godhead shall illuminate them (Isaiah. 40:5; 65:21-25).
The elect are physically "preserved" probably to help build a new world from the old.
Behold he comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment
upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all of flesh for every thing
which the sinful and ungodly have done, and committed against him. (Jude14, 15).
Are these "ten thousands of his saints" the "hosts" of 1Enoch 1:4?
The "wicked ones" behind the scene will be exposed and dealt with. Mankind will be rid of Caligastia (the devil) and like-minded men forever.
They (the elect and righteous) consider how the trees, when they
put forth their green leaves, become covered, and produce fruit;
understanding that He who lives forever does all these things for you:
That the works at the beginning of every existing year, that all
his works, are subservient to him, and invariable; yet as God has
appointed, so are all things brought to pass.
They see, too, how the seas and the rivers together complete their
The elect shall possess light, joy, and peace; and they shall inherit
the earth. (Matthew. 5:5; Psalms. 1:1-6).
Then shall wisdom be given to the elect, all of whom shall live, and
not again transgress by impiety or pride; but shall humble
themselves, possessing prudence, and shall not repeat transgression.
They shall not be condemned the whole period of their lives,
nor die in torment and indignation; but the sum of the days of their
life shall be completed, and they shall grow old in peace; while
the years of their happiness shall be multiplied with joy, and with
peace for ever, the whole duration of their existence.
Note 9, 11, and 12 for further information regarding "the elect." Next, Enoch is taken to heaven in a vision.
They elevated me aloft to heaven. I proceeded, until I arrived at
a wall built with stones of crystal. A tongue of fire surrounded it,
which began to strike me with terror.
Into this vibrating flame I entered (11Kings 2:11).
Next, Enoch encounters one who is described much like the Ancient of Days described in Revelation:
Attentively I surveyed it, and saw that it contained an exalted throne;
The appearance of which was like that of frost; while its
circumference resembled the orb of the brilliant sun; and there
was the voice of the cherubim.
From underneath this mighty throne rivers of flaming fire issued.
To look upon it was impossible.
One great in glory sat upon it (Revelation. 4:2-11).
Whose robe was brighter than the sun, and whiter than snow. (Ancient of Days)
No angel was capable of penetrating to view the face of Him,
the Glorious and the Effulgent; nor could any mortal behold him
(John. 1:18). A fire of flaming fire was around Him.
Enoch's vision in heaven continues:
I went from thence to another place, and saw a mountain of fire
flashing both by day and night. I proceeded toward it; and
perceived seven splendid mountains, which were all different from each other.
Their stones were brilliant and beautiful; all were brilliant and
splendid to behold; and beautiful was their surface. Three
mountains were toward the east, and strengthened by being placed
one upon another; and three were towards the south, strengthened
in a similar manner. There were likewise deep valleys, which did
not approach each other. And the seventh mountain was in the
midst of them. In length they all resembled the seat of a throne,
and odoriferous trees surrounded them (Zechariah. 6:1).
Among these there was a tree of an unceasing smell; nor of those
which were in Eden was there one of all the fragrant trees which
smelt like this. Its leaf, its flower, and its bark never withered, and its fruit was beautiful.
Its fruit resembled the cluster of the palm. I exclaimed: Behold!
this tree is goodly in aspect, pleasing in its leaf and the sight of its
fruit is delightful to the eye. Then Michael, one of the holy and
glorious angels who were with me, and one who presided over them, answered,
And said: Enoch, why dost thou inquire respecting the odor of this tree?
Why are thou inquisitive to know it.
Then I, Enoch, replied to him, and said: Concerning everything
I am desirous of instruction, but particularly concerning this tree.
He answered me, saying: That mountain which thou beholdest,
the extent of whose head resembles the seat of the Lord, will be
the seat on which shall sit the holy and great Lord of glory, the
everlasting King, when He shall come and descend to visit the
earth with goodness. (Daniel. 7:13-14; Luke. 1:32-33).
And that tree of an agreeable smell, not one of flesh, there shall
be no power to touch, until the period of the great judgment.
When all shall be punished and consumed for ever, this shall be
bestowed on the righteous and humble. The fruit of this tree shall
be given to the elect. For towards the north life shall be planted in
the holy place, towards the habitation of the everlasting King.
Then shall they greatly rejoice and exult in the Holy One. The
sweet odour shall enter into their bones; and they shall live a long
life on the earth, as thy forefathers have lived; neither in their days
shall sorrow, distress, trouble, and punishment afflict them.
And I blessed the Lord of glory, the everlasting King, because
He has prepared this tree for the saints, formed it, and declared
that He would give it to them (Revelation. 22:2).
Michael is a "glorious and holy angel" who helps protect those who follow God's will in the trial period. The "great Lord of glory the everlasting King" is probably a reference to Melchizedek who will literally "descend" to and "visit the earth with goodness." Following judgment, the tree of life will be bestowed on the "righteous and humble" and will be possessed by the elect, those who both understand God's plans and do his will. The righteous and humble know, love, and respect God but have not achieved the understanding that the elect have achieved through special books discussed soon.
The next set of chapters 37 through 71 constitute the second part of 1Enoch and are called the Similitudes or Parables. This is the only section where references to the Son of Man appear. It is also the only section not found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, therefore casting some doubt on its pre-Christian dating. Since Jesus reads from this section in the Urantia Book, the Urantia Book is definitely on record as to its pre-Christian origin. We shouldn't forget that the Scrolls were out of circulation and held in secrecy for forty years before being published when considering these matters.
PARABLE THE FIRST. When the congregation of the righteous
shall be manifested; and sinners be judged for their crimes, and be
troubled in the sight of the world.
The congregation of the righteous are those whose hearts are centered on God's ways and will. The elect are the same, except in addition there is a greater understanding, as a result of special books discussed later, about God's kingdom of heaven within and his developing kingdom of the outer world as well.
When righteousness shall be manifested in the presence of the
righteous themselves, who will be elected for their good works
duly weighed by the Lord of spirits (God); and when the light of the
righteous and the elect, who dwell on earth, shall be manifested;
where will the habitation of sinners be, and where the place of rest
for those who have rejected the Lord of spirits? It would have been
better for them, had they been never born (Ecclesiastics. 7: 1).
From that period those who possess the earth shall not be
powerful and exalted. Neither shall they be capable of beholding
the countenances of the holy, for the light of the countenances of
the holy, the righteous, and the elect, has been seen by the Lord of
Spirits (Daniel. 12:10).
"Those who possess the earth" are the political, financial, economic, and religious leaders who lead the world into chaos and ruin. They are removed from their power and a new leadership, with Melchizedek at its head, is founded.
Yet shall not the mighty kings of that period be destroyed; but shall
be delivered into the hands of the righteous and the holy (Psalms. 149:9).
These world's misleaders will be delivered into the hands of those whom they persecuted and tried to destroy.
Nor thence forwards shall any obtain commiseration from the
Lord of spirits, because their lives in this world will have been completed.
In those days shall the elect and holy race descend from the
upper heavens, and their seed shall then be with the sons of men.
The "Elect and holy race" are probably the children of Adam and Eve who left the planet after the Adamic default (UB) and who now return to finish their original mission to biologically/genetically uplift the mortal races (UB). These are physical beings who physically "descend from the upper heavens." How do they descend? What is the means of their transportation?
"Is there a possibility that an unexpected and unprecedented
event is to take place, the sometime return to the planet of Adam
and Eve or certain of their progeny as representatives of Michael
(Christ) with the titles of vicegerents of the second Adam of Urantia?"
Scripture and The Urantia Book mutually interpret one another over and over again, thus revealing their deep interconnections. Returning to Enoch:
A cloud then snatched me (Enoch) up, and the wind raised me above
the surface of the earth, placing me at the extremity of the heavens.
There I saw another vision; I saw the habitations and couches of
the saints. There my eyes beheld their habitations with the angels,
and their couches with the holy ones. They were entreating,
supplicating, and praying for the sons of men; while righteousness
like water flowed before them, and mercy like dew was scattered
over the earth. And thus shall it be with them for ever and for ever.
There was I (Enoch) desirous of remaining, and my soul longed
for that habitation. There was my antecedent inheritance; for thus
had it been revealed respecting me before the Lord of spirits.
Note the mention of a "cloud" in 39:3, Enoch specifically states he is snatched up in a cloud and then is above the surface of the earth as if looking back at it from space, again raising questions about the identity of these "clouds" so frequently mentioned in scripture.
The next chapter of interest is 45.
In that day shall the Elect one sit upon a throne of glory; and
shall choose their conditions and countless habitations (while their
spirits within them shall be strengthened, when they behold my
Elect one), shall choose them for those who have fled for protection
to my holy and glorious name.
The Elect one is Melchizedek, "King of Righteousness," who sits on the throne of Planetary Sovereignty. The spirits of those who have "fled to the protection" of God are the spirits of those who elect God's will. They are uplifted at the sight of Melchizedek.
In that day I (God) will cause my Elect one (Melchizedek) to dwell in
the midst of them; will change the face of heaven; will bless it, and
illuminate it for ever (Revelation. 2l:1, 20:15). The Elect One
(Melchizedek) dwells among the righteous and elect. He changes the
face of heaven.
How, I do not know. He "illuminates" the area or the world probably with the light of his own radiance.
I will also change the face of the earth; will bless it; and cause
those whom I have elected to dwell upon it. But those who have
committed sin and iniquity shall not tread upon it; for I have seen
them. My righteous ones will I satisfy with peace, placing them
before me; but the condemnation of sinners shall draw near, that
I may destroy them from the face of the earth.
He "changes the face of the earth," possibly through tectonic activity, which begins, upon his arrival. Next, we turn to the Son of Man passages which are also located in the Similitudes.
Son of Man
There I beheld the Ancient of days, whose head was like white
wool, and with him another, whose countenance resembled that of
man. His countenance was full of grace, like that of one of the
holy angels. Then I inquired of one of the angels, who went with
me, and who showed me every secret thing, concerning this Son of
man; who He was; whence He was; and why He accompanied the
Ancient of days (John. 17:3; Daniel. 7:9).
He answered and said to me: This is the Son of man, to whom
righteousness belongs; with whom righteousness has dwelt; and
who will reveal all the treasures of that which is concealed; for the
Lord of spirits has chosen him; and his portion has surpassed all
before the Lord of spirits in everlasting uprightness.
The Son of man, whom thou beholdest, shall raise up kings and
the mighty from their couches, and kings from their thrones;
shall loosen the bridles of the powerful, and break in pieces the
teeth of sinners (Luke 18:31).
He shall hurl kings from their thrones and their dominions;
because they will not exalt and praise Him, nor humble themselves
before Him, by whom their kingdoms were granted to them (Psalms.72:11).
The countenance likewise of the mighty shall He cast down,
filling them with confusion. Darkness shall be their habitation, and
worms shall be their bed; nor from that their beds shall they hope
to be again raised, because they exalted not the name of the Lord of spirits.
They (sinners) shall condemn the stars of heaven, shall lift up their
hands against the Most high, shall tread upon and inhabit the earth,
exhibiting all their works of iniquity, even their works of iniquity.
Their strength shall be in their riches, and their faith in the gods
whom they have formed with their own hands. They shall deny
the name of the Lord of spirits, and shall expel Him from the
temples, in which they assemble (Amos 8:11-12; Revelation. 3:17).
1Enoch 46:6 And with Him the faithful, who suffer in the name of the Lord of
spirits (Luke. 2l:12).
The Son of man who accompanies the Ancient of days "raises up kings" from their thrones and "hurls them from their thrones and dominions." This sounds like the actions many times associated in scripture with Messiah/Lord/Melchizedek, although we associate the name "Son of Man" with Jesus. How can we resolve this conflict? Consider again this passage from The Urantia Book:
While turning all these problems over in his mind, he (Jesus) found
in the synagogue library at Nazareth, among the apocalyptic books
which he had been studying, this manuscript called "The Book of Enoch";
and though he was certain that it had not been written by Enoch of old, it
proved very intriguing to him, and he read and reread it many times.
There was one passage, which particularly impressed him, a passage in
which this term 'Son of Man' appeared. The writer of this so-called Book
of Enoch went on to tell about this Son of Man, describing the work he
would do on earth and explaining that this Son of Man, before coming
down on this earth to bring salvation to mankind, had walked through the
courts of heavenly glory with his Father, the Father of all; and that he had
turned his back upon all this grandeur and glory to come down on earth to
proclaim salvation to needy mortals. As Jesus would read these passages
(well understanding that much of the Eastern mysticism which had become
admixed with these teachings was erroneous), he responded in his heart
and recognized in his mind that of all the Messianic predictions of the
Hebrew scriptures and of all the theories about the Jewish deliverer, none
was so near the truth as this story tucked away in this only partially
accredited Book of Enoch; and he then and there decided to adopt as his
inaugural title "the Son of Man." And this he did when he subsequently
began his public work. Jesus had an unerring ability for the recognition of
truth, and truth he never hesitated to embrace, no matter from what source
it appeared to emanate.
By this time he had quite
thoroughly settled many things about his
forth-coming work for the world, but he said nothing of these matters to
his mother, who still held stoutly to the idea of his being the Jewish Messiah.
The great confusion of Jesus'
younger days now arose. Having settled
something about the nature of his mission on earth, "to be about his
Father's business" - to show forth his Father's loving nature to all
mankind - he began to ponder anew the many statements in the Scriptures
referring to the coming of a national deliverer, a Jewish teacher or king.
To what event did these prophecies refer? Was not he a Jew? or was he?
Was he or was he not of the house of David? His mother averred he was;
his father had ruled that he was not. He decided he was not. But had the
prophets confused the nature and mission of the Messiah? (UB 1390 - 1391)
Please note the Urantia Book does not say that the reference in the Book of Enoch was a reference to Jesus, rather it says that no other scripture "was so near the truth" as these Enoch passages were in relationship to Jesus. Perhaps Jesus is not the Son of Man portrayed in the Enoch that comes down to us today, and that these passages are "so near the truth" about Jesus because Jesus is also a pre-existent divine being, who walked with the "Father of all" before leaving the glory of the divine world to proclaim salvation to mankind. Therefore, perhaps Jesus chooses this title "Son of Man" because it's meaning is as close as he can get to his own self-understanding. Jesus was human just like we are and had doubts and confusion just as we do. He definitely had a limited knowledge of his mission at this point in his spiritual development. Listen to these doubts and questions in his mind as he ponders these issues in a very human way:
After all, could it be possible that his mother was right? In most matters,
when differences of opinion had arisen in the past, she had been right. If
he were a new teacher and not the Messiah, then how should he recognize
the Jewish Messiah and, further, what should be his relation to this Jewish
Messiah? And what should be his relation, after embarking on his life
mission, to his family? to the Jewish commonwealth and religion? to the
Roman Empire? to the gentiles and their religions? Each of these
momentous problems this young Galilean turned over in his mind and
seriously pondered while he continued to work at the carpenter's bench,
laboriously making a living for himself, his mother, and eight other hungry
mouths. (UB 1391).
Ultimately, Jesus had to follow his own internal guide and move away from the Messiah role to offer the spiritual salvation that was to become his mission. This mission was not preordained, it was a conscious choice by Jesus made over and above other possibilities. Returning to Enoch we have:
In that day the prayer of the holy and righteous, and the blood
of the righteous, shall ascend from the earth into the presence of the Lord of spirits.
At that time I beheld the Ancient of days, while He sat upon the
throne of his glory, while the book of the living was opened in his
presence, and while all the powers which were above the heavens
stood around and before him (Revelation 20:12).
Then were the hearts of the saints full of joy, because the number
of righteousness was arrived, the supplication of the saints heard,
and the blood of the righteous appreciated by the Lord of spirits.
(Revelation. 14:1; 11 Ezra 2:40).
The Lord of Spirits is God in 1Enoch.
In that hour was this Son of man invoked before the Lord of spirits,
and his name in the presence of the Ancient of days.
Before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars of
heaven were formed, his name was invoked in the presence of the
Lord of spirits. A support shall He be for the righteous and the holy
to lean upon, without falling; and he shall be the light of nations (Hebrews. 1:2; John. 1:1-19).
He shall be the hope of those whose hearts are troubled. All, who
dwell on earth, shall fall down and worship before him; shall bless
and glorify Him, and sing praises to the name of the Lord of spirits (Psalms. 22:27).
Therefore the Elect and the Concealed one existed in His
presence, before the world was created, and for ever.
In His presence he existed, and has revealed to the saints and to
the righteous by the wisdom of the Lord of spirits; for he has preserved
the lot of the righteous, because they have hated and rejected this
world of iniquity, and have detested all its works and ways, in the
name of the Lord of spirits (John 17:16).
1Enoch 48:7 For in His name shall they be preserved; and His will shall be
their life. In those days shall the kings of the earth and the mighty
men, who have gained the world by the work of their own hands,
become humble in countenance.
But in the day of their (kings) trouble, rest shall be on earth.
Here the Son of man is associated with an "unfailing fountain of righteousness and wisdom," exists "before the sun and stars were created," is the "light of nations," is the hope of "those whose hearts are trouble," and reveals the wisdom of God, the "Lord of spirits," to the righteous. This reference fits very well with Jesus' mission rather than the Messiah's. Perhaps in 1Enoch this phrase Son of man sometimes refers to Jesus and other times Melchizedek. More often Melchizedek is one like a son of man and Jesus is a son of man as discussed previously in other biblical references. The prophets had great difficulty separating Jesus and Melchizedek from one another. We should also note that Jesus may have read from a somewhat different "Book of Enoch" than that which comes down to us today in 1Enoch. All in all, I'm afraid confusion must still remain regarding this issue.
Wisdom is poured forth like water, and glory fails not before
Him for ever and ever; for potent is He in all the secrets of righteous-ness (Proverbs 3:13-35).
But iniquity passes away like a shadow, and possesses not a
fixed station: for the Elect one stands before the Lord of spirits; and
his glory is for ever and ever; and His power from generation to generation (Psalms 1).
With Him dwells the spirit of intellectual wisdom, the spirit of
instruction and of power, and the spirit of those who sleep in
righteousness; He shall judge secret things.
Nor shall any be able to utter a single word before him; for the
Elect one is in the presence of the Lord of spirits, according to his
own pleasure (Ecclesiastics 12:14).
Melchizedek has direct access to the Lord of Spirits (God).
In those days the saints and the chosen shall undergo a change.
The light of day shall rest upon them; and the splendor and glory of
the saints shall be changed (1 Corinthians 15:51).
In the day of trouble evil shall be heaped up upon sinners; but
the righteous shall triumph in the name of the Lord of spirits.
Others shall be made to see, that they must repent, and forsake the
works 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. The
Lord of spirits will have compassion on them; for great is his mercy;
and righteousness is in his judgment, and in the presence of his glory;
nor in his judgment shall iniquity stand. He who repents not before
Him shall perish (Revelation 20:15).
Some kind of change, possibly a spiritual transformation is noted in 49:1 with reference to the "chosen," which is another term for the elect; ie: those who choose (elect) God.
In those days shall the earth deliver up from her womb, and hell
deliver up from hers, that which it has received; and destruction shall
restore that which it owes (Revelation 20:13).
He shall select the righteous and holy from among them; for the
day of their salvation has approached.
And in those days shall the Elect one sit upon his throne, while
every secret of intellectual wisdom shall proceed from his mouth; for
the Lord of spirits has gifted and glorified him (Luke 1:32-33).
This agrees with other scripture and The Urantia Book with regard to Messiah/Melchizedek being a teacher as well as a "King."
In those days the mountains shall skip like rams, and the hills
shall leap like young sheep satisfied with milk; and all the righteous
shall become angels in heaven (Psalms 114:4).
Their countenance shall be bright with joy; for in those days shall
the Elect one be exalted. The earth shall rejoice; the righteous shall
inhabit it, and the elect go and walk upon it (Matthew 5:5, Revelation 26-27).
The Elect One is Melchizedek as noted before.
After that period, in the place where I had seen every secret sight,
I(Enoch) was snatched up in a whirlwind, and carried off westwards.
There my eyes beheld the secrets of heaven, and all which existed
on earth; a mountain of iron, a mountain of copper, a mountain of
silver, a mountain of gold, a mountain of fluid metal, and a mountain of lead.
And I inquired of the angel who went with me, saying: What
are these things, which in secret I behold?
He said: All these things which thou beholdest shall be for the
dominion of the Messiah, that he may command, and be powerful upon earth.
And that angel of peace answered me, saying: Wait but a short
time, and thou shalt see, and every secret thing shall be revealed to
thee, which the Lord of spirits has decreed. Those mountains
which thou hast seen, the mountain of iron, the mountain of
copper, the mountain of silver, the mountain of gold, the mountain
of fluid metal, and the mountain of lead, all these in the presence of
the Elect one shall be like a honeycomb before the fire, and like
water descending from above these mountains; and shall become
debilitated before his feet (Daniel 2:31-45).
In those days they (wicked, power elite) shall not be saved by
gold and by silver (Ezekiel 7:19).
Nor shall they have it in their power to secure themselves, or fly.
There shall be neither iron for war, nor a coat of mail for the breast.
Copper shall be useless; useless also that which neither rusts nor
consumes away; and lead shall not be coveted.
All these things shall be rejected, and perish from off the earth,
when the Elect one shall appear in the presence of the Lord of spirits.
Notice again the reference to men flying in 51:7. In some manner they will be prevented from
doing so when Melchizedek arrives. How?
There my eyes beheld a deep valley; and wide was its entrance.
All who dwell on land, on the sea, and in islands, shall bring to it
gifts, presents, and offerings; yet that deep valley shall not be full.
Their hands shall commit iniquity. Whatsoever they produce by
labor the sinners shall devour with crime. But they shall perish
from the face of the Lord of spirits, and from the face of his earth.
They (the people of God) shall stand up, and shall not fail for ever and ever.
After which the righteous and chosen house of his congregation
shall appear, thence forward unchangeable, in the name of the Lord
of spirits. (? 3rd Temple)
Nor shall those mountains exist in his presence, as the earth and
the hills, as the fountains of water exist. And the righteous shall
be relieved from the vexation of sinners.
The "Kings and powerful ones of the earth" pile up worldly treasure in a "deep valley" (?literal vs. figurative). Here they, the powerful, are said to perish, elsewhere they, or possibly their remnant, are said to be handed over to the elect. Repeatedly in scripture tectonic activity takes place and "the mountains" and hills become flat as in 52:7 Enoch. See also:
Every valley shall be lifted and filled up,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low
and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight
and the rough places a plain.
This may be a local event rather than global, and it is probably literal as well as figurative. Elsewhere the mountain on which Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are located actually raises up high - literally and figuratively elevating the glory of God and His Temple.
Chapters 53 and 54 slip back in time before the flood and are omitted here.
After this I beheld another army of chariots, with men riding in
them (Zechariah 6:1-3).
And they came upon the wind from the east, from the west, and
from the midst of the day.
The sound of the noise of their chariots was heard.
And when that agitation took place, the saints out of heaven
perceived it; the pillar of the earth shook from its foundation; and
the sound was heard from the extremities of the earth unto the
extremities of heaven at the same time.
Then they all fell down, and worshipped the Lord of spirits (Psalms 86:9).
This is the end of the second parable.
As discussed previously, here are described noisy, chariots, with men riding in them, upon the wind. These are modern aircraft very likely. Next, a "great agitation" of some type occurs that "shakes the foundation" of the earth. This is the tectonic event, which occurs on the arrival of Melchizedek. Alternatively, the agitation could be nuclear explosions.
I now began to utter THE THIRD PARABLE, concerning the
saints and the elect.
Blessed are ye, O saints and elect, for glorious is your lot.
The saints shall exist in the light of the sun, and the elect in the
light of everlasting life, the days of whole life shall never terminate;
nor shall the days of the saints be numbered who seek for light, and
obtain righteousness with the Lord of spirits (Philippians 3:14; Romans 9:23;1 Timothy 6:16).
Peace be to the saints with the Lord of the world.
Hence forward shall the saints be told to seek in heaven the secrets
of righteousness, the portion of faith; for like the sun has it arisen
upon the earth, while darkness has passed away. There shall be
light which cannot be numbered; nor shall they enter upon the
enumeration of time; for darkness shall be previously destroyed,
and light shall increase before the Lord of spirits; before the Lord of
spirits shall the light of uprightness increase for ever (Revelation 22:4-5).
Skipping chapters 57 through 60 we have:
Thus the Lord commanded the kings, the princes, the exalted,
and those who dwell on earth, saying: Open your eyes, and lift up
your horns, if you are capable of comprehending the Elect one.
The Lord of spirits sat upon the throne of his glory.
And the spirit of righteousness was poured out over him.
The word of his mouth shall destroy all the sinners and all the
ungodly, who shall perish at his presence.
In that day shall all the kings, the princes, the exalted, and those
who possess the earth, stand up, behold, and perceive, that He is
sitting on the throne of his glory; that before Him the saints shall
be judged in righteousness;
And that nothing, which shall be spoken before Him, shall be
spoken in vain (Revelation 6:15-17).
Trouble shall come upon them(the power elite), as upon a woman
in travail, whose labor is severe, when her child comes to the mouth
of the womb, and she finds it difficult to bring forth (Jeremiah 13:21).
One portion of them shall look upon another. They shall be
astonished, and shall humble their countenance:
And trouble shall seize them, when they shall behold this Son of
man sitting upon the throne of his glory (Jeremiah 31:22).
Then shall the kings, the princes, and all who possess the earth,
glorify Him who has dominion over all things, Him who was
concealed; for from eternity the Son of Man was concealed, whom
the Most High preserved in the presence of his power and revealed
to the elect (Hebrews 1:6-10).
He shall sow the congregation of the saints, and of the elect, and all
the elect shall stand before Him in that day (Isaiah 65:21-25).
All the kings, the princes, the exalted, and those who rule over the
earth, shall fall down on their faces before Him, and shall
worship Him (Psalms 72:11).
They shall fix their hopes on this Son of man, shall pray to Him,
and petition Him for mercy.
Then shall the Lord of spirits hasten to expel them from his
presence. Their faces shall be full of confusion, and darkness shall
be added to their faces. The angels shall take them to punishment,
that vengeance may be inflicted on those who have oppressed his
children and his elect. And they shall become an example to the
saints and to his elect. Through them shall these be made joyful;
for the anger of the Lord of spirits shall rest upon
them (Revelation 14:18-20).
The Lord of spirits shall remain over them;
And with this Son of man shall they dwell, eat, lie down, and rise
up, for ever and ever (Revelation 7:16-17).
The saints and the elect have arisen from the earth have left off to
depress their countenances, and have been clothed with the garment
of life. That garment of life is with the Lord of spirits, in whose
presence your garment shall not wax old, nor shall your glory
diminish (Isaiah 53:12).
Clearly, the powers that be are brought to judgment and justice. The Son of man described here seems to fit better with the activities of Messiah/Melchizedek rather than Jesus. The Lord of spirits is God as previously indicated.
Chapter 62 contains similar information about the judgment of the power elite. Chapters 63 through 70 are mostly about times before the flood but do contain several more references to the Son of man. In all these references to the Son of man there is nothing to indicate a specific knowledge of Jesus' life and teachings or Christianity. Based on this, it would seem highly probable that this part of 1Enoch, the Similitudes, chapters 37 through 71, was written before the time of Jesus, as is portrayed in the Urantia Book. Perhaps future discoveries will confirm this. The next chapter of interest is 79.
In those days Uriel answered me and said to me; Behold, I
have shewed thee all things, O Enoch;
And all things have I revealed to thee. Thou seest the sun, the
moon, and those which conduct the stars of heaven, which cause
all their operations, seasons, and arrivals to return.
In the days of sinners the years shall be shortened.
Their seed shall be backward in their prolific soil; and every thing
done on earth shall be subverted, and disappear in its season. The
rain shall be restrained, and heaven shall stand still.
In those days the fruit of the earth shall be late, and not flourish in
their season; and in their season the fruits of the trees shall be withholden.
The moon shall change its laws, and not be seen at its proper
period. But in those days shall heaven be seen; and barrenness
shall take place in the borders of the great chariots in the west.
Heaven shall shine more than when illuminated by the orders of
light; while many chiefs among the stars of authority shall err,
perverting their ways and works.
The thoughts of those who dwell on earth shall transgress
within them; and they shall be perverted in all their ways (2 Timothy., 3rd Chapter.).
They shall transgress, and think themselves gods; while
evil shall be multiplied among them.
Evil multiplies, coming into full bloom, at the end of the age. Note again "the rain will be restrained" at that time and the "fruits of the earth and of the trees shall be withholden" due to drought very probably, as discussed previously. "The moon is not seen at its proper time and place" is a sign that will indicate the closing of the age. "Barrenness shall take place in the borders of the great chariots of the west" refers, I think, to America. The barrenness may refer to drought conditions developing in America as well as other places. I think that this end of the age drought has probably already begun in the Middle East, and perhaps also in the United States as of 1999. If my timing is correct, I would expect drought conditions in the Middle East and the world to progressively worsen until Melchizedek arrives. Then, tectonic activity will open up generous streams and rivers of water, and rain will fall.
Beginning with Chapter 84, Enoch relates a dream to his son Methuselah. The dream recapitulates the history of "God's people" Israel from a time before the flood. The interesting feature of this history is that it continues into the future messianic period, just ahead of us now.
And so, we read tomorrow's newspaper today. This part of 1Enoch is an important piece of scripture, which outlines certain events, in the messianic time period just ahead that concern the elect. The sheep are symbolic of God's traditional peoples, mostly Christians and Jews. These people give birth to a new people (lambs) of God, who "begin to open their eyes" (? as a result of new revelation.) As the lambs awaken to the newly discovered realities of the kingdom of heaven, they call to their predecessors (Christians and Jews: sheep) to open their eyes too. But the traditional peoples of God (the sheep) have been blinded by the false teachings of the past and they are "deaf, blind, and obdurate in the greatest degrees." The lambs, I believe, are the congregation of those who elect God's will.
I saw in the vision that ravens flew down upon those lambs;
That they seized one of them; and that tearing the sheep in
pieces, they devoured them.
I saw also, that horns grew upon those lambs; and that the
ravens lighted down upon their horns.
The ravens symbolize the evil ones of the world who attack the innocent lambs because the lambs understand the evil that is transpiring in the world and have become a threat to the powers that be. As a result of the open attack on the lambs, the elect become fully cognizant of the evil that exists and therefore they increase in strength, as symbolized by the growing of horns, which always symbolize power (good or bad).
Then I kept seeing till one great horn sprouted on one of those
sheep, and he opened their (the lambs) eyes, and they had vision
in them and their eyes were opened. He cried aloud to the sheep,
and all the rams saw him and ran unto him. (1Enoch; Pseudoepigrapha,
The ram with the "great horn" "opens the eyes" of the others probably by revealing God's plan for the messianic age. I believe He is the final prophet to come. The rams are the strongest ones among the lambs and sheep, and run to join the final prophet (one with the great horn) after the revelation is made to them.
In spite of this, all those eagles, vultures, ravens, and kites until now
continue to rip the sheep (Christians and Jews) swooping down on
them and eating them. As for the sheep they remain silent; but the
rams are lamenting and crying aloud. Those ravens gather and battle
with him (the large horned ram/prophet) and seek to remove his
horn (his power), but without success. (James Charlesworth). (my parentheses)
In the verse above , we witness the persecution and killing of the sheep (predominantly Jews and Christians). The stronger ones among the Christians (the rams) cry out and lament while the rest of the sheep remain silent and blind..
I saw thereafter the shepherds coming; and those vultures and
kites cried aloud to the ravens so that they would smash the horn
of that ram with the great horn (the prophet). But he (the prophet)
battled with them, and they (shepherds) fought each other, and he
(prophet) cried aloud, while battling them, so that God's help
would come. (James Charlesworth). (my parentheses)
The shepherds are the misleaders who are supposed to be tending the flock, but are instead killing and enslaving the sheep. The ram with the great horn (the Dabela), the final prophet, calls to God for help as he battles against the agents of evil (shepherd leaders and henchmen ravens).
Then I (Enoch) perceived that the man came who had written down
the names of the shepherds, and who ascended up before the Lord of the sheep.
He (the man) brought assistance, and caused every one to see him
descending to the help of the dabela.
The "Lord of the sheep" is Melchizedek and the "dabela" is the ram with the great horn, the final prophet. The man who writes down the iniquities of the shepherds is an unidentified helper or assistant of Melchizedek's. This helper "descends" to the aid of the prophet in plain sight for "everyone" to see! How does he descend in plain sight?
I perceived likewise that the Lord of the sheep came to them in
wrath, while all those who saw him fled away; all fell down in his
tabernacle before his face; while all the eagles, the avest, ravens,
and kites assembled, and brought with them all the sheep of the field.
The Lord of the sheep (Melchizedek) comes to his tabernacle (? temple) and all fall down "before his face." The sheep (faithful Christians and Jews) are gathered up by the eagles and other birds.
All came together, and strove to break the horn of the dabela.
This line makes little sense as the dabela (horned ram) has already been "helped" and is presumably out of danger, but 89:24 still has the prophet under attack.
Then I saw, that the man who wrote the book at the word of the
Lord, opened the book of destruction, of that destruction which the
last twelve shepherds wrought; and pointed out before the Lord of
the sheep, that they destroyed more than those who preceded them.
I saw also that the Lord of the sheep came to them, and taking
in his hand the scepter of his wrath seized the earth, which became
rent asunder; while all the beasts and birds of heaven fell from the
sheep and sunk into the earth, which closed over them.
Melchizedek, grasping his scepter (like his sickle in Revelation) of power, causes a tectonic event, which kills the ones who commit evil, but saves the sheep under attack. The Dead Sea Scrolls also symbolizes the Messiah by the scepter.
I saw, too, that a large sword was given to the sheep, who went
forth against all the beasts of the field to slay them (Psalms 149:9).
But all the beasts and birds of heaven fled away from before their face.
Here, some type of weapon is given to the sheep (faithful Jews and Christians) to "slay the beasts of the field."
And I saw a throne erected in a delectable land (Palestine);
Upon this sat the Lord of the sheep, who received all the sealed books (Revelation. 20:12);
Which were opened before him.
I also saw that the Lord of the sheep produced a new house,
great and loftier than the former, which He bounded by the former
circular spot. All its pillars were new, and its ivory new, as well as
more abundant than the former ancient ivory, which he had brought out.
Melchizedek produces a "new house" (Temple) and it is placed on the circular Temple Mount, occupied presently by the Moslem "Dome of the Rock." Whether or not a new Temple is made by Melchizedek or is made for Melchizedek before he arrives is as yet still uncertain to my understanding, although I lean toward a new temple made by Melchizedek as evidenced in the verse above.
All the sheep were enclosed in that house, and it did not contain them;
and the eyes of all were open, gazing on the good One, nor was
there one among them who did not behold Him.
I likewise perceived that the house was large, wide, and extremely
full. I saw, too, that a white cow was born, whose horns were
great; and that all the beasts of the field and all the birds of heaven,
were alarmed at him, and entreated him at all times (Psalms. 72).
Then I saw that the nature of all of them (sheep) was changed, and
that they became white cows (1 Corinthians 15:22-28).
While the Lord of the sheep rejoiced over them, and over all the cows.
I lay down in the midst of them: I awoke; and saw the whole. This
is the vision, which I saw, lying down and waking. Then I blessed
the Lord of righteousness, and gave glory to Him.
Afterwards I wept abundantly, nor did my tears cease, so that I
became incapable of enduring it. While I was looking on, they
descended on account of what I saw; for all was come and gone by;
every individual circumstance respecting the conduct of mankind was seen by me.
In that night I remembered my former dream; and therefore wept
and was troubled, because I had seen that vision.
White cows symbolize a spiritual transformation that occurs with the faithful remnant that is left at the end of the messianic time period.
Enoch said: Hear, my children, every word of your father,
and listen in uprightness to the voice of my mouth; for I would
gain your attention, while I address you. My beloved: be attached
to integrity, and walk in it.
Approach not integrity with a double heart; nor be associated
with double-minded men; but walk, my children, in righteousness,
which will conduct you in good paths; and truth be your companion (James 1:8).
For I know, that oppression will exist and prevail on earth; that
on earth great punishment shall in the end take place; and that there
shall be a consummation of all iniquity, which shall be cut off from
its root, and every fabric raised by it shall pass away (Flood).
Iniquity however, shall again be renewed, and consummated on
earth. Every act of crime, and every act of oppression and impiety,
shall be a second time embraced. (The first time was before the
flood, the second time will be at the end of this age)
When therefore iniquity, sin, blasphemy, tyranny, and every evil
work, shall increase, and when transgression, impiety, and unclean-ness
also shall increase, then upon them all shall great punishment be inflicted from heaven.
In those days oppression shall be put off from its roots, and
iniquity with fraud shall be eradicated, perishing from under heaven.
Righteousness shall be raised up from slumber; and wisdom shall
be raised up, and conferred upon them.
And now, my children, I will describe and point out to you the
path of righteousness and the path of oppression.
I will again point them out to you, that you may know what is to come.
Again, men and women will cause their own downfall, their own "punishment," as a result of their foolish disregard of God's laws and warnings. We truly reap what we sow. Free will implies the freedom for error, the freedom for sin, and the freedom for iniquity. Unfortunately, people with good intentions project their intentions onto others and therefore have difficulty understanding and recognizing the self-serving and controlling intentions of others. The essence of God's presence is his free willingness; His total lack of force and coercive intent. He respects absolutely the domain of free will of every individual. On the other hand, the essence of evil is characterized by the use of force, coercion, and fear to dominate and control the actions of others. It is these behaviors that can easily identify those who seek to possess power over others. If you are busy asserting your will you are not following God's. This is why our "leaders" and our "elite" end up on "the top of the heap." They are willing to disregard ethics and religion for power and politics. Many others will not. Unfortunately, the well intended are confused and altogether too passive, thus allowing the controllers to dictate the way unopposed.
In 90:6, Enoch discusses the pre-flood iniquity that was cleansed by the flood and then states that such iniquity will be again "embraced a second time," which is now. Hardship is coming and it will bring out the best and the worst in human nature. Since "the worst" controls the power of the world the "best" will be at a distinct worldly disadvantage. But it is not man's world that counts in the end, but rather it is God's world that counts. Human and sacred history will finally intersect at the point of Melchizedek's arrival. The kingdom of heaven within intersects with the Kingdom of God on earth. The harvest time comes, and the weeds are bundled up and thrown in the "fire." The good harvest is stored up and the newly plowed earth is reseeded with good seed. 1Enoch 90:11 ends with sin perishing forevermore, which is only possible when "the rebellion" against God is ended and the kingdom of God on earth begins.
That which was written by Enoch. He wrote all this instruction of
wisdom for every man of dignity, and every judge of the earth; for
all my children who shall dwell upon earth, and for subsequent
generations, conducting themselves uprightly and peaceably.
Let not your spirit be grieved on account of the times; for the
holy, the great One, has given days to all (John 14:1).
Let the righteous man arise from slumber; let him arise, and
proceed in the path of righteousness, in all its paths; and let his
goings be in goodness and in eternal clemency. Mercy shall be
showed to the righteous man; upon him shall be conferred
integrity and power for ever. In goodness, and in righteousness
shall he exist, and shall walk in everlasting light; but sin shall
perish in eternal darkness, nor be seen from this time forward
for evermore (Jeremiah 31:33-34).
The Great One is God, who is the only one who could "prescribe a period to all." "Let the righteous man arise from slumber" is a call to every generation and every age but especially applies to our generation, which will find itself immersed in the harvest of iniquity in the messianic end of the age. The last sentence of 91:3 says that sin will perish for evermore thereby referring specifically to the messianic time period. (Except for bible references the parentheses are my comments.) Next we have some more history that continues into Enoch's distant future, which is our near future.
After this, Enoch began to speak from a book.
And Enoch said: Concerning the children of righteousness,
concerning the elect of the world, and concerning the plant of
righteousness and integrity.
Concerning these things will I speak, and these things will I explain
to you, my children: I who am Enoch. In consequence of that
which has been shewn to me, from my heavenly vision and from
the voice of the holy angels have I acquired knowledge; and from
the tablet of heaven have I acquired understanding.
Enoch then began to speak from a book, and said: I have been born
the seventh in the first week, while judgment and righteousness wait with patience.
But after me, in the second week, great wickedness shall arise, and
fraud shall spring forth.
In it the end of the first shall take place, in which mankind shall be safe (Flood).
But after it (flood) has been completed, iniquity shall grow up; and
he (God or Melchizedek) shall execute the decree upon sinners.
Afterwards, in the third week, during its completion, a man
(Abraham) of the plant of righteous judgment shall be selected; and
after him the plant of righteousness shall come for ever.
Subsequently, in the fourth week, during its completion, the
visions of the holy and the righteous shall be seen (Old Testament
prophets), the order of generation after generation shall take place,
and an habitation shall be made for them. Then in the fifth week,
during its completion, the house of glory and of dominion shall be
erected for ever. (? First Temple)
After that, in the sixth week, all those who are in it shall be
darkened, the hearts of all of them shall be forgetful of wisdom, and
in it shall a man ascend. (? Jesus)
And during its completion also he shall burn the house of dominion
with fire, and all the race of the elect root shall be dispersed (Matthew
23:37-39). (?Roman War AD 70)
Afterwards, in the seventh week a perverse generation shall arise;
abundant shall be its deeds, and all its deeds perverse. During its
completion, the righteous shall be selected from the plant of
everlasting righteousness; and to them shall be given the sevenfold
doctrine respecting every part of his whole creation. (see upcoming discussion)
Afterwards there shall be another week, the eighth of righteousness
and justice upon all oppressors.
Sinners shall be delivered up into the hands of the righteous, who
during its completion shall acquire habitations by their
righteousness; and the house of the great King shall be established
for praises for ever. After that, in the ninth week, shall the
judgment of righteousness be revealed to the whole world. (House
= Third Temple, great King = Melchizedek)
Every work of the ungodly shall disappear from the whole earth;
the world shall be marked for destruction; and all men shall be on
the lookout for the path of integrity.
And after this, on the seventh day of the tenth week, there shall be
an everlasting judgment, which shall be executed upon the
Watchers; and a spacious eternal heaven shall spring forth in the
midst of the angels. (watchers, race of Nodites?)
The former heaven shall depart and pass away; a new heaven shall
appear; and all the celestial powers shine with sevenfold splendor
for ever. Afterwards likewise shall there be many weeks, which
shall externally exist in goodness and in righteousness.
Neither shall sin be named there for ever and for ever (Revelation 21:1, 22:3-5). (Rebellion ended)
Who is there of all the children of men, capable of hearing the voice of the Holy One without emotion?
Who is there capable of thinking his thoughts? Who capable of
contemplating all the workmanship of heaven? Who of
comprehending the deeds of heaven?
He may behold its animation, but not its spirit. He may be capable
of conversing respecting it, but not of ascending to it. He may see
all the boundaries of these things, and meditate upon them; but he
can make nothing like them.
Who of all men is able to understand the breadth and length of the earth?
By whom have been seen the dimensions of all these things? Is it
every man who is capable of comprehending the extent of heaven;
what its elevation is, and by what it is supported?
How many are the numbers of the stars; and where all the
luminaries remain at rest? (Job 38th, 39th chapters).
In Chapter 92, Enoch reads our future history, from a heavenly tablet "concerning the righteous" and the "elect" which are two related but distinct groups. As we will see, the elect are distinguished by their knowledge and understanding which they obtain from special books given them. The "decree executed on sinners" in 92:7 is the flood which wipes the slate clean at the end of the first age of transgression, thus clearing the slate for the second round of apostasy (falling away from God's precepts) in our age. In 91:8, Abraham is the "man of the plant of righteous judgment" who is "selected." Notice here, the concept of "the selection of Abraham" as an individual is the same as the understanding in The Urantia Book, while the Bible portrays God's selection as a whole group of people, the Israelites, who are the "chosen ones." In 92:8, Abraham's legacy is "for ever", in keeping with the Old Testament prophecy of the reunion and replanting of Israel and Judah, by the Messiah at the end of the messianic age. In 92:9, "the visions of the holy and righteous" are the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets. In 92:9, the "house of glory and dominion" is the First Temple. Jesus is probably "the man who ascends" in the sixth week. Shortly after this, at the end of the sixth week, the "house of dominion" (the 2 nd Temple) is "burned with fire" and destroyed in the War of Rome in 70 A.D. Shortly before this, the "elect root" (early Christians) disperses, acting upon the warning signs given them by Jesus before his death (UB) . The "sevenfold doctrine" given to the elect of righteousness is a curious reference. Consider the following in this regard:
Time-space creatures must have origins, relativities, and destinies in order
to grasp universe relationships and to understand the meaning values of
divinity. Therefore does Paradise Deity attenuate and otherwise qualify
the extra-Paradise personalizations of divinity, thus bring into existence
the Supreme Creators and their associates, who ever carry the light of life
farther and farther from its Paradise source until it finds its most distant
and beautiful expression in the earth lives of the bestowal Sons on the
evolutionary worlds. And this is the origin of God the Sevenfold,
encountered by mortal man in the following order:
1. The Creator Sons (and Creative Spirits).
2. The Ancients of Days.
3. The Seven Master Spirits.
4. The Supreme Being.
5. The Conjoint Actor.
6. The Eternal Son.
7. The Universal Father.
Also, consider the Seven Master Spirits which are "the full representation of the Infinite Spirit to the evolutionary universes," (UB 189) the seven adjuvant mind spirits, the seven absolutes, the seven superuniverses, the seven psychic circles, and the seven triunities among many others.
Could the "sevenfold doctrine" be a reference to The Urantia Book? If so, this would be consistent with another passage of Enoch to come that states that special books are given to those who elect God's will near the end of the age.
Returning to Enoch in 92:14 and 92:15, the messianic end of the age comes and the "house of the great king," Melchizedek (King of Righteousness) will be established while "sin disappears forever." Next we have:
And now let me exhort you, my children, to love righteousness,
and to walk in it; for the paths of righteousness are worthy of
acceptation; but the paths of iniquity shall suddenly fail, and be diminished.
To men of note in their generation the paths of oppression and
death are revealed; but they keep far from them, and do not follow them.
Now, too, let me exhort you who are righteous, not to walk in the
paths of evil and oppression, nor in the paths of death. Approach
them not, that you may not perish; but covet.
And choose for yourselves righteousness, and a good life.
Walk in the paths of peace, that you may live, and be found
worthy. Retain my words in your inmost thoughts, and obliterate
them not from your hearts; for I know that sinners counsel men
to commit crime craftily. They are not found in every place, nor
does every counsel possess a little of them.
Woe to those who build up iniquity and oppression, and who
lay the foundation of fraud; for suddenly shall they be subverted,
and never obtain peace.
Woe to those who build up their houses with crime; for from
their very foundations shall they be demolished, and by the sword
shall they themselves fall. Those, too, who acquire gold and silver,
shall justly and suddenly perish. Woe to you who are rich, for in
your riches have you trusted; but from your riches you shall be
removed; because you have not remembered the Most High in the
days of your prosperity (James. 5:1-8).
Enoch warns his children and us indirectly to choose righteousness and peace. Those who acquire "gold and silver riches" and covet their wealth will suddenly perish because "they have not remembered the Most High." But remember:
or it is not My desire that anyone shall die - declares the
Lord God. Repent therefore, and live!
ait in hope, ye righteous; for suddenly shall sinners perish from
before you, and you shall exercise dominion over them, according to
n the day of the sufferings of sinners your (the righteous)
offspring shall be elevated, and lifted up like eagles. Your nest shall
be more exalted than that of the avest; you shall ascend, and enter
into the cavities of the earth, and into the clefts of the rocks
forever, like hares, from the sight of the ungodly;
Who shall groan over you, and weep like sirens.
You shall not fear those who trouble you; for restoration shall be
yours; a splendid light shall shine around you, and the voice of
tranquility shall be heard from heaven. Woe to you, sinners; for
your wealth makes you resemble saints, but your hearts reproach
you, knowing that you are sinners. This word shall testify against
you, for the remembrance of crime.
oe to you who feed upon the glory of the corn, and drink the
strength of the root of the spring, and in the pride of your power
tread down the humble.
oe to you who drink water at all times; for suddenly shall you
be recompensed, consumed, and withered, because you have
forsaken the fountain of life (John. 4:13-14).
oe to you who act iniquitously, fraudulently, and
blasphemously; there shall be a remembrance against you for evil.
oe to you, ye powerful, who with power strike down
righteousness; for the day of your destruction shall come; while at
that very time many and good days shall come to the righteous,
even at the period of your judgment.
The righteous gain dominion. The meek inherit the earth. The offspring of the righteous and elect are to be "lifted up like eagles" apparently physically "elevated" to safety and spiritually "exalted" over and above the "ungodly." "A splendid light" probably from the radiance of Melchizedek "will shine around" the "exalted." 95:4 tells us that "the sinners' wealth" make them "resemble saints" superficially but Enoch's "words will testify against them" because the book of 1Enoch will help the elect and righteous to recognize the faces of deception and iniquity.
Apparently there is a great drought because only the rich and iniquitous will "drink water at pleasure" while the rest must suffer severe thirst and deprivation. The "powerful" are put on notice in 95:8 that their "day of destruction will come."
The righteous are confident that sinners will be disgraced, and
perish in the day of iniquity.
our faces shall be covered with shame; while every deed,
strengthened by crime, shall be rejected.
And now I swear to you, ye crafty, as well as simple ones; that
you, often contemplating the earth, you who are men, put elegance
upon you more than married women, and both together more so
than unmarried ones, every where arraying yourselves in majesty,
in magnificence, in authority, and in silver: but gold, purple, honor,
and wealth, like water, flow away.
Erudition therefore and wisdom are not theirs. And in it shall they
perish, together with their riches, with all their glory, and with their honors;
While with disgrace, with slaughter, and in extreme penury, shall
their spirits be thrust into a furnace of fire (Revelation. 17th and 18th Chapters.).
I have sworn to you, ye sinners, that neither mountain nor hill has
been or shall be a servant to woman.
Neither in this way has our crime been sent down upon earth, but
men of their own heads have invented it; and greatly shall those
who give it efficiency be execrated.
I have sworn to you, ye sinners, by the holy and the great One;
that all your evil deeds are disclosed in the heaven; and that none
of your oppressive acts are concealed and secret.
Think not in your minds, neither say in your hearts, that every
crime is not manifested and seen. In heaven it is daily written
down before the Most High. Hence forwards shall it be
manifested; for every act of oppression which you commit shall be
daily recorded, until the period of your condemnation..
Woe to you who frustrate the word of the righteous; for to you
there shall be no hope of life.
Woe to you who write down the word of falsehood, and the word
of the wicked; for their falsehood they record, that they may hear and not forget folly.
The "righteous are confident that sinners will be disgraced" because all of this has been revealed to them through 1Enoch and other prophets of scripture as well. Wealth "is suddenly ascended" away from the wealthy who covet in 96:6. The "crafty" men are "adorned more than women" in stylish and expensive clothes (not to mention haircuts). As we read these woes of those who choose sin and iniquity, we remember that the Urantia Book depicts Jesus as saying that although God is understanding of our frailties, he is relentless and even ruthless when it comes to rooting out sin and iniquity. We of the modern age are not accustomed to hearing such "harsh" verbiage as we have been taught that there really is no right and wrong; just differing but equally valid points of view. The words evil, sin, and iniquity are almost never used anymore. We will tolerate anything and everything, except the moral-religious perspective, of course. There is a covert war on God on this world and it is waged by the powerful elite, the "intellectuals," the propagandists, the government, and the media establishment. Our public schools are instruments for the indoctrination of an alternate, unacknowledged, value system of no-values; the official, unannounced, state religion. This secular humanistic state is slowly enslaving its citizens and will lead them into crisis. The war against God has only one possible outcome, and that outcome is, and forever will be, failure! The most difficult task is teaching the well intentioned that such a war actually exists. The well intentioned project their own intentions onto the intentions of others, because the reality of evil intent is so totally foreign and so totally irrational to them. But evil and iniquity does exist and unless we learn to recognize it, we will continue to be its victims. Jesus has spoken well: "Be as wise as serpents and as gentle as doves." To be as wise as serpents we must first recognize and understand those serpents of wrong choosing.
Evil, Sin, Iniquity
Lets take a detour here and review some information regarding "the rebellion" against God's will on our world.
Rebellion brought sin to this world.
rebellion by a Planetary Prince instantly isolates the planet.
rebellion changes the world so much, people have no idea what is normal.
Divine Minister of Salvington issued...mandate...that nothing be done to
half cure, cowardly suppress, or otherwise hide the hideous visage of
rebels and rebellion. The angelic hosts were directed to work for full
disclosure and unlimited opportunity for sin expression as the quickest
technique of achieving the perfect and final cure of the plague of evil and sin.
allow rebellion to pursue a natural course of self obliteration...to the end
that all sympathy for these evildoers should be sooner uprooted...
(Satan) became a bold and earnest advocate of "self assertion and liberty."
Lucifer charged that the Universal Father did not really exist...
Satania was isolated in both the constellation and the universe circuits...the
circuits to the fallen worlds were also cut off...these circuits will not be
restored as long as the arch rebel lives...
The bestowal of Michael (Christ) terminated the Lucifer rebellion in all
Satania aside from the planets of the apostate Planetary Princes (ours included).
The Planetary Prince was dethroned and discredited. He was once termed
"God of Urantia." (Caligastia, the devil)
Caligastia and Daligastia spurned Jesus' tender offer of mercy.
Caligastia...is still free to prosecute his nefarious designs...
The devil has been given a great deal of credit for evil which does not
belong to him...weak and dissolute mortals are merely being dominated by
their own inherent and debased tendencies...
Satan was allowed to visit Caligastia...right up until another Son of God
should be accepted by such apostate worlds, or until such time that the
courts of Uversa should begin the adjudication... Melchizedek has since
been proclaimed Vicegerent Planetary Prince of Urantia, and the opening
of the case Gabriel vs. Lucifer was signalized by the inauguration of
temporary planetary regimes on all isolated worlds...Satan did visit
Caligastia right up until the time of these revelations...Satan is now
detained on the Jerusem prison worlds.
The rebellion of Jerusem has ended. It ends on the fallen worlds as
fast as divine Sons arrive. (Therefore the rebellion is still active.)
Note here, that Urantia will be reinstated and restored to the system circuits and to interplanetary communication only after Melchizedek arrives. Final adjudication will not be complete until earth, its citizens, Caligastia, and Daligastia experience "Judgment Day" as described in the Bible. Only then will the current dispensational age end and a new age begin.
Planetary peace and order cannot come until the harvest of this age is reaped and Melchizedek assumes sovereignty. In this regard consider:
The bestowal son (Jesus) is the Prince of Peace. On normal worlds this is
a dispensation of world-wide peace...such salutary influences did not
attend the coming of your bestowal Son...Urantia is not proceeding in the
normal order. Your Master...warned...his advent would not bring the
usual reign of peace...He distinctly told them (his disciples) that there
would be "wars and rumors of wars," and that "nation would rise against nation."
At present one-third of all nations (65 out of 185) are at war. At the end of the cold war in1990 there were only 35. This planet is in the hands of self-serving, unwise, and immature leadership who, as a rule, have little spiritual connection. The world is getting more violent anduncertain. This corrupt world leadership possesses all the political, economic, military,and financial power. It cannot be removed or replaced except by force and defeat. The world cannot evolve smoothly into a peaceful age without a crisis and only divine interventioncan conclude that crisis favorably on the behalf of the brotherhood of man, which isotherwise in the process of formation. The Urantia Book quotes the following Bible passage:
'For, as the new heavens and the new earth, which I (God) will make, shall
remain before me, so shall you and your children survive; and it shall come
to pass that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to
another all flesh shall come to worship before me,' says the Lord. (Isaiah 66:22-23).
The authors of the Urantia Book would not have quoted the Bible on something they didn't agree with. One must conclude that something very sudden will occur such that "all flesh will come to worship" before God over a short time period of only one week or one month.
Returning now to the Urantia Book quotes regarding the rebellion and the iniquitous ones, we have regarding Satan:
UB 611 Satan visited Urantia recently...He is now interred on the prison
UB 1971 approved the plans to kill Jesus.
UB 602 was the first lieutenant of Lucifer.
UB 602 is a Lanonandek son.
UB 754 was a brilliant creature of light.
UB 604 led greatest rebellion in Nebadon, beginning 200,000 years ago.
UB 710 gave a beautiful message of acceptance of Life Carrier's work.
UB 529 Soon Urantia will be restored to intersystem communion and interplanetary communication.
UB 434 Lucifer misled and deluded the orders of seraphic ministers by the sophistries of unbridled personal liberty.
As we look around today, these same "sophistries of unbridled personal liberty" are all around us. The rebellion is ongoing and coming to full fruit at age's end. We see this in our youth, on our TV sets, in our government, in our marriages, and in our academies. Power has replaced religion and politics has replaced ethics. The time of trial approaches. Rebellion still has its last gasp to breath. The "world crisis" of the Urantia Book is still ahead of us. We now move on to the next iniquitous one, Caligastia:
UB 742 chose 100 (corporeal staff) from over 785,000 ascendant citizens
of Jerusem...These Jerusem volunteers were brought by seraphic transport...
UB 610 Caligastia has been comparatively impotent since the cross
UB 753 has contributed to miscarriage of Adamic plan
UB 833 was difficult to combat since invisible.
UB 602 is the "devil"
UB 753 cannot coerce any normal human will
UB 610 still free (along with Daligastia) to prosecute his nefarious schemes. (my parentheses)
UB 745 Caligastia "one hundred" lost immortality through rebellion.
UB 742 Daligastia and Caligastia are secondary Lanondek sons. Lucifer is a primary Lanondek son.
Caligastia and Daligastia are still here. What "schemes" are they involved in? Can we find and recognize their activities in the world today or are they so impotent that they do not even register on the scales of human activity? What difference does their presence make in the world around us? How would our planet, our nation, our lives be different without their presence? There are two mistakes that can be made with regard to evil. One is to be blind to it and therefore become powerless to effectively overcome it. The second mistake is to overly focus on and stress evil.
This blinds us to the good around us, robs us of our inner peace and creates undo fear and paranoia. Evil and sin exist, but they remain powerless relevant to the destiny of any soul.
Rebellion against God, the very source of being and all reality, is tantamount to cosmic insanity. It is suicidal and bears its own seed of self-destruction. God allows it, because true freedom requires it and true freedom is necessary to any prospect of true love, and true love, the love a Father for His children is the foundation of the world. Emily Dickinson says it the best, as usual, "Evil is the leisure of God's Will" - it is the transient shadow cast by God's ever-increasing light of life. Before leaving this topic let's continue down the line of iniquitous ones and consider the Caligastia 100:
UB 747 Nod was the leader of the Caligastia's staff of one hundred.
UB 758 Nodites were the descendants of disloyal Dalamatia staff of one hundred
UB 856 Nodite was both a racial and cultural term. They were the eighth Urantian race.
UB 857 The Sumerian descendants of the Nodites produced the inscribed clay tablets of ancient Sumer. (which are in our possession).
UB 856 Nodites are one half the ancestry of the secondary midwayers. (Adamites the other)
UB 856 legend had represented the Nodites as gods who came down and mated with daughters of men (referred to in Genesis and 1Enoch).
1Enoch speaks about a race of people who are descended from the offspring of "the sons of God who mated with the daughters of men." This race is referred to as the Nephilim, which corresponds to the Nodite race of the Urantia Book. This inter-racial union between Nodites and the daughters of man is blamed for the evil and sin that resulted in "the flood," by which God purified the earth. Enoch again identifies "an evil race" which is associated with the evil harvest of the messianic period. This raises the question of whether or not there are still present, relatively pure line descendants of this ancient Nodite race? Is this the race that has been associated with royalty throughout the centuries? If so, this would explain the royal links between the ruling class, the Power Elite, and the secret societies. Who are they, where are they, and what role, if any, will they play in the messianic period? Lets consider further the topic of evil, sin, and iniquity:
Evil, Sin, Iniquity
We are equipped to overcome evil with good, vanquish hate by
love, to destroy fear with a courageous and living faith in truth.
In the half-civilized man there still lurks an evil brutality which
seeks to vent itself upon those who are superior in wisdom and spiritual attainment.
(Regarding Jesus' Crucifixion) God in heaven did not will it,
neither did the archenemies of Jesus dictate it, though they did
much to insure that unthinking and evil mortals would thus reject the bestowal Son.
Jesus looking them (apostles) over said, "I have told you how much
I desired to have this supper with you, knowing how the evil forces
of darkness have conspired to bring about the death of the Son of Man.
With this statement, Jesus would be branded a religious fanatic and conspiracy theorist in today's world.
I (Jesus) am meek and humble in the presence of my Father, but I
am equally and relentlessly inexorable where there is deliberate
evil-doing and sinful rebellion against the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Jesus did not turn his other cheek to rebellion, sin, or iniquity.
All the forces of evil and hosts of sin shall not prevail against this
human fraternity of the divine spirit.
This fraternity is the rock on which the Kingdom of Heaven within is built.
By nature, before the rebirth of the spirit, mortal man is
subject to inherent evil tendencies, but such natural
imperfections of behavior are neither sin nor iniquity.
Evil is inherent in the natural order of this world, but
sin is an attitude of conscious rebellion which was
brought to this world by those who fell from spiritual
light into gross darkness.
Sin and iniquity don't even exist on normal worlds, and yet we tolerate it as if it is part of the natural scenery.
Jesus said: "Yes, I will tell you about the times when
this people shall have filled up the cup of their iniquity,
when justice shall swiftly descend upon this city of our
fathers." (Jesus referring to the destruction of Jerusalem, 70 AD)
If anyone said this today, they would be compared to Hitler. And yet it was the truth.
Even so do you who knowingly reject the council of God
appear outwardly to men as holy and righteous, but inwardly
your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and iniquity.
Do we have the wisdom to recognize those around us who may fill such a description? Who are they? What are they doing? Outward appearances can be deceiving. We are taught to be tolerant of everything and everyone. Do we unwittingly tolerate and encourage evil, sin, and iniquity? The Father doesn't. Neither did Jesus of Nazareth.
The penalties of sin are inevitable; the destroying
consequences of iniquity are inexorable.
Who else will be innocently destroyed as unwitting bystanders when the harvest comes. Humankind is a family. The family suffers the sin of the individual and vice-a-versa.
iniquity destroys the prayer connection...there ensues
the loss of personal communion (with God)
And when he (Jesus) said, "Resist not evil," he later
explained that he did not mean to condone sin or counsel fraternity with iniquity.
And yet we do.
UB 002.3 faith is an effective armor against sin and iniquity.
UB 002.3 iniquity is inherently suicidal.
Are there any such suicidal behaviors in the world today?
Iniquity is the willful, determined, and persistent
transgression of the divine law, the Father's Will.
The Father's Will is the Father's Way. The Way of truth, beauty, goodness, and love.
Remember this is the sin of these rulers: they say that
which is good, but they do it not (Then and now).
This technique of deception has been perfected in the art of "spin," the manipulation of perception in total disregard for the truth.
Man should not blame God for those afflictions which are
the natural result of the life which he chooses to live.
Now consider a few lines from scripture about this topic:
The pious are vanished from the land, none upright are left
among men; all lie in wait to commit crimes, one traps the
other in his net. They are eager to do evil: The magistrate
makes demands, and the Judge (judges) for a fee; the rich
man makes his crooked plea, and they grant it.
This was written about ancient Israel. However, ends of ages tend to be the same over and over again. Nations rising and falling, rising and falling. Does Micah apply to today as well as yesterday? Could America be a replay of ancient Israel? Witness the O.J. Simpson trial. Lets now return to finish our study of 1Enoch.
Woe to them who act impiously, who laud and honor the word
of falsehood. You have been lost in perdition; and have never led a virtuous life.
Woe to you who change the words of integrity. They transgress
against the everlasting decree (John. 10:35).
And cause the heads of those who are not sinners to be trodden
down upon the earth.
In those days you, O ye righteous, shall have been deemed
worthy of having your prayers rise up in remembrance; and shall
have deposited them in testimony before the angels, that they
might record the sins of sinners in the presence of the Most High.
In those days the nations shall be overthrown; but the families
of the nations shall rise again in the day of perdition (John. 5:28-29).
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.
But in those days blessed shall they be, to whom the word of
wisdom is delivered; who point out and pursue the path of the
Most High; who walk in the way of righteousness, and who act
not impiously with the impious.
They shall be saved.
In 97:9, again we see those who elect God's will in receipt of wisdom delivered to them in some manner and means, possibly by the books mentioned ahead.
In those days the angels shall descend into places of concealment,
and gather together in one spot all who have assisted in crime.
In that day shall the Most High rise up to execute the great
judgment upon all sinners, and to commit the guardianship of
all the righteous and holy to the holy angels, that they may
protect them as the apple of an eye, until every evil and every
crime be annihilated (five prophets in Bible quoted Enoch's
"apple of an eye") (Zechariah 2:7-8).
Whether or not the righteous sleep a deep sleep, wise men
shall then truly perceive.
And the sons of the earth shall understand every word of
that book (which?), knowing that their riches cannot save them in the
ruin of their crimes.
1Enoch 99:6 Woe to you, ye perverted in heart, who are watchful to obtain
an accurate knowledge of evil, and to discover terrors. No one shall assist you.
And now know ye, that the angels shall inquire into your
conduct in heaven; of the sun, the moon, and the stars, shall
they inquire respecting your sins; for upon earth you exercise
jurisdiction over the righteous. (but not for much longer)
Every cloud shall bear witness against you, the snow, the dew,
and the rain; for all of them shall be withholden from you, that
they may not descend upon you, nor become subservient to your crimes.
In 99:2, the Most High is present for the "great judgment." The Ancient of Days will also attend because the annihilation of any being requires his presence and consent. Who else may be present when Melchizedek is given sovereignty of our planet? Also note in 99:2 the repeated scriptural promise of divine protection "of all the righteous and holy" until every "evil and crime is annihilated." Verse 99:9 mentions the withholding of all forms of precipitation from the iniquitous, again implying a drought in the messianic period. Also note that "all the sons of the earth" (those who have not chosen God) shall know " all the words of that book " and will know that their riches will not save them. What is the identity of "that book"? Could it be 1Enoch itself?
Attentively consider heaven, all ye progeny of heaven, and all
ye works of the Most High; fear Him, nor conduct yourselves criminally before Him.
If He shut up the windows of heaven, restraining the rain and
dew, that it may not descend upon earth on your account, what will you do?
And if he send his wrath upon you, and upon all your deeds,
you are not they who can supplicate Him; for you utter against his
righteousness great and powerful things. To you there shall be no peace.
Do you not see the kings of ship, how their vessels are tossed
about by the waves, torn to pieces by the winds, and exposed to the greatest peril?
That they therefore fear, because their whole property is
embarked with them on the ocean; and that they forebode evil
in their hearts, because it may swallow them up, and they may perish in it?
Is not the whole sea, all its waters, and all its commotion, the
work of Him, the Most High; of Him who has sealed up all its
exertions, and girded it on every side with sand?
Is it not at his rebuke dried up, and alarmed; while all its fish
with every thing contained in it die? And will not you, ye sinners,
who are on earth, fear Him? Is not He the maker of heaven and
earth, and of all things which are in them? (Job 38th and 39th chapters).
And who has given erudition and wisdom to all that move
progressive upon the earth, and over the sea?
Are not the commanders of ships terrified at the ocean? And
shall not sinners be terrified at the Most High?
There is no chapter 101.
In those days, when He shall cast the calamity of fire upon you,
whither will you fly, and where will you be safe?
And when He sends forth his word against you, are you not
spared, and terrified?
All the luminaries are agitated with great fear; and all the earth
is spared, while it trembles, and suffers anxiety. (This is a much
more hopeful prospect than the usual destruction.)
All the angels fulfill the commands received by them, and are
desirous of being concealed from the presence of the great Glory;
while the children of the earth are alarmed and troubled.
But you, ye sinners, are for ever accursed; to you there shall be no peace.
Fear not, ye souls of the righteous; but wait with patient hope
for the day of your death in righteousness. Grieve not, because
your souls descend in great trouble, with groaning, lamentation,
and sorrow, to the receptacle of the dead. In your lifetime your
flesh has not found according to your goodness, but in the period
of your existence have sinners existed; in the period of execration
and of punishment.
Many have and many will die in righteousness.
And when you die, sinners say concerning you: As we die, the
righteous die. What profit have they in their works? Behold,
like us, they expire in sorrow and in darkness. What advantage
have they over us? Hence forward are we equal. What will they
obtain, and what behold for ever? For behold they are dead; and
never will they henceforward for ever perceive the light. I say
unto you, ye sinners: You have been satiated with meat and drink,
with human plunder and rapine, with sin, with the acquisition of
wealth and with the sight of good days. Have you not marked the
righteous, how their end is in peace? For no oppression is found
in them even to the day of their death. They perish, and are as if
they were not, while their souls descend in trouble to the receptacle
of the dead.
But now I swear to you, ye righteous, by the greatness of his
splendor and his glory; by his illustrious kingdom and by his
Majesty, to you I swear, that I comprehend this mystery; that
I have read the tablet of heaven, have seen the writing of the
holy Ones, and have discovered what is written and impressed
on it concerning you.
I have seen that all goodness, joy, and glory has been prepared
for you, and been written down for the spirits of them who died
in righteousness and in much goodness. To you it shall be given
in return for your troubles; and your portion of happiness shall far
exceed the portion of the living.
The spirits of you who die in righteousness shall exist and
rejoice. Their spirits shall exult; and their remembrance shall be
before the face of the mighty One from generation to generation.
Nor shall they know fear and disgrace.
Woe to you, sinners, when you die in your sins; and they, who
are like you, say respecting you, Blessed are the sinners. They have
seen all their days; and now they die in goodness and in wealth.
Distress and slaughter they saw not while alive; in honor they die;
nor ever in their lifetime did judgment overtake them.
Woe to you, for to you there shall be no peace. Neither can you
say to the righteous, and to the good who are alive: In the days of
our trouble have we been afflicted; every species of trouble have
we seen, and many evil things have found.
Our spirits have been consumed, lessened, and diminished.
We have perished; nor has there been a possibility of help for
us in word or in deed; we have found none, but have been tormented
We have not expected to see life day after day.
We hoped indeed to have been the head (Isaiah 19:15-16).
But we have become the tail. We have been afflicted, when
we have exerted ourselves; but we have been food for sinners and
the ungodly; their yoke has been heavy upon us.
Those have exercised dominion over us who detest and who
goad us; and to those who hate us have we humbled our neck; but
they have shewn no compassion towards us.
We have been desirous of escaping from them, that we might
fly away and be at rest (Psalms 55:6); but we have found no place to
which we could fly, and be secure from them. We have sought
an asylum with princes in our distress, and have cried out to those
who were devouring us; but our cry has not been regarded, nor
have they been disposed to hear our voice;
But rather to assist those who plunder and devour us; those
who diminish us, and hide their oppression; who remove not their
yoke from us, but devour, enervate, and slay us; who conceal our
slaughter, nor remember that they have lifted up their hands
against us (11Corinthians 11:20-30).
Apparently, the "portion of happiness" reserved in heaven for the righteous who die "far exceeds" the portion who live. This is comforting to know.
I swear to you, ye righteous, that in heaven the angels record
your goodness before the glory of the mighty One.
Wait with patient hope; for formerly you have been disgraced
with evil and with affliction; but now shall you shine like the
luminaries of heaven. You shall be seen, and the gates of heaven
shall be opened to you. Your cries have cried for judgment; and it
has appeared to you: for an account of all your suffering shall be
required from the princes, and from every one who has assisted
your plunders (Daniel 12:3).
Wait with patient hope; nor relinquish your confidence; for
great joy shall be yours, like that of the angels in heaven. Conduct
yourselves as you may, still you shall not be concealed in the day
of the great judgment. You shall not be found like sinners; and
eternal condemnation shall be far from you during every generation
of the world.
And now fear not, ye righteous, when you see sinners strong
and worthy in their ways.
Be not associates with them; but keep yourselves at a distance
from their oppression; be you associated with the host of heaven.
You, ye sinners say: All our transgressions shall not be taken
account of, and be recorded. But all your transgressions shall be
I will shew you that light and darkness, day and night, behold
all your transgressions. Be not impious in your thoughts; lie not;
holy and the mighty One; glorify not your idols; for all your lying
and all your impiety is not for righteousness, but for great crime.
Now will I point out a mystery: Many sinners shall turn and
transgress against the word of uprightness.
They shall speak evil things; they shall utter falsehood; create
a great creation; and compose books in their own words. But
when they shall write all my words correctly in their own language,
1Enoch 104:9 They shall neither change nor diminish them; but shall write
them all correctly; all which from the first I have uttered concerning them.
Another mystery also I point out. To the righteous and the
wise shall be given books of joy, of integrity, and of great
wisdom. To them shall books be given, in which they shall believe;
And in which they shall rejoice. And all the righteous shall be
rewarded, who from these shall acquire the knowledge of every upright path.
In 104:8, Enoch tells us that the words of his writing, paradoxically will be preserved correctly by the iniquitous ones who translate his words, despite their otherwise outrageous deceit. And as if in response the editor here writes in a footnote for this passage: "Despite Enoch's mandate, his book was most certainly 'changed' and 'diminished' by late editors, though these fragments of it have survived." Were Enoch's words preserved correctly as Enoch foretells or were they 'changed' as claimed by the seemingly irritated editor? Personally, I would bet on Enoch. When God is on your side your chance of winning is always 100%.
In 104:10, Enoch reads from the "tablets of heaven" about "books of joy, great wisdom, and integrity" which shall be given to the "righteous and wise" who "from these" books "shall acquire the knowledge of every upright path." Enoch is speaking here about the end of the age generation which implies that these books are made available not until the time period of the end of the age.
1Enoch itself may qualify as one of these books as it was only recently (nineteenth century) made accessible after: centuries of censorship, attempts to destroy it, and deep submergence of the text (found only in Ethiopia and also among the Dead Sea Scrolls). The Dead Sea Scrolls would also qualify as a recently given source of great wisdom and joy. Finally, of course, is The Urantia Book, which is the "mother load" of wisdom, joy, and integrity. And it has been indeed a "gift," as prophesied.
1Enoch 104A: 1-2
In those days, he (Enoch) says:
105:1-2 "The Lord will be patient and cause the children of the earth
to hear. Reveal it to them with your wisdom, for you are their
guides; and you are a reward upon the whole earth. Until I
and my Son are united with them in the upright paths in their
lifetime, and there shall be peace unto you, rejoice you children of
truth. Amen." (Charlesworth, Pseudoepigrapha)
This important passage addresses the "children of truth" who have received the "books of wisdom and joy" in the previous chapter. It tells these individuals to be leaders and guides for others who will be trying to understand what is happening in the world and in the kingdom of heaven within and without. These "children of truth" will be a blessing upon the whole earth especially to those who suffer in darkness. Note carefully that these people of wisdom are united with "I and my Son," God and Melchizedek, during their lifetime presumably when Melchizedek arrives in person.
Chapter 105:1-12 and the first few verses below revisit issues from before the flood and then begin to speak of the second, messianic time of transgression, our upcoming end of the age.
Then I, Enoch, answered and said: The Lord will effect a new thing
upon the earth. This have I explained, and seen in a vision. I have
shewn thee that in the generation of Jared my father, those who
were from heaven disregarded the word of the Lord. Behold they
committed crimes; laid aside their class, and intermingled with
women. With them also they transgressed; married with them, and
A great destruction therefore shall come upon all the earth; a deluge,
a great destruction shall take place in one year.
This child which is born to you (Noah) shall survive on the earth,
and his three sons shall be saved with him. When all mankind who
are on earth shall die, he shall be safe. (Time of the flood)
And his posterity shall beget on the earth giants, not spiritual,
but carnal. Upon the earth shall a great punishment be inflicted,
and it shall be washed from all corruption. Now therefore inform
thy son Lamech that he who is born is his child in truth; and he
shall call his name Noah, for he shall be to you a survivor. He
and his children shall be saved from the corruption which shall
take place in the world; from all the sin and from all the iniquity
which shall be consummated on earth in his days. Afterwards
shall greater impiety take place than that which had been before
consummated on the earth; for I am acquainted with holy mysteries,
which the Lord himself has discovered and explained to me; and
which I have read in the tablets of heaven.
In them I saw it written, that generation after generation shall
transgress, until a righteous race shall arise; until transgression and
crime perish from off the earth; until all goodness come upon it.
Another book which Enoch wrote for his son Methuselah, and
for those who should come after him, and preserve their state of
life in the latter days. You, who have labored, shall wait in those
days, until the evil doers be consumed, and the power of the guilty
be annihilated. Wait, until sin pass away; for their names shall be
blotted out of the holy books, their seed shall be destroyed, and
their spirits slain. They shall cry out and lament in the invisible
waste, and in the fire shall they burn, where there is no earth.
There I perceived, as it were, a cloud which could not be seen
through, for from the depth of it I was unable to look upwards. I
beheld also a flame of fire blazing bright, and, as it were, glittering
mountains whirled around, and agitated from side to side.
Then I inquired of one of the holy angels who was with me,
and said: What is this splendid object? For it is not heaven, but
a flame of fire along which blazes; and in it there is clamour of
exclamation, of woe, and of great suffering.
He said: There, into that place which thou beholdest, shall be
thrust the spirits of sinners and blasphemers; of those who shall
do evil, and who shall pervert all which God has spoken by the
mouth of the prophets; all which they ought to do. For respecting
these things there shall be writings and impressions above in
heaven, that the angels may read them, and know what shall happen
both to sinners and to the spirits of the humble; to those who have
suffered in their bodies, but have been rewarded by God; who have
been injuriously treated by wicked men; who have loved God; who
have been attached neither to gold nor silver, nor to any good thing
in the world, but have given their bodies to torment;
To those who from the time they were, have not been covetous of
earthly riches; but have regarded themselves as a breath passing away.
And this have they kept; and much has the Lord tried them;
and their spirits have been found pure, that they might bless his
name. All their blessings have I related in a book; and He has
rewarded them; for they have been found to love heaven with an
everlasting aspiration. God has said: While they have been
trodden down by wicked men, they have heard from them revilings
and blasphemies; and have been ignominiously treated, while they
were blessing Me. And now will I call the spirits of the good from
the generation of light, and will change those who have been born
in darkness; who have not in their bodies been recompensed with
glory, as their faith may have merited.
I will bring them into the splendid light of those who love my
holy name; and I will place each of them on a throne of glory, of
glory peculiarly his own, and they shall be at rest during
unnumbered periods. Righteous is the Judgment of God (Matthew 19:28).
For to the faithful shall He give faith in the habitation of upright
ways. They shall see those, who having been born in darkness into
darkness shall be cast; while the righteous shall be at rest. Sinners
shall cry out, beholding them, while they exist in splendor and
proceed forward to the days and periods written down for them.
In 105:13, "Those who were from heaven" probably refers to the Nephilim or Nodites. Among these are the "sons of God who cavorted with the daughters of men" (Genesis 6). In Enoch 10:18, we are told that the offspring of these "watchers" who fell from heaven are destroyed in the "last days" judgment because they "have tyrannized over mankind." 1Enoch thus reveals to us the presence of an ancient and ongoing "evil race" (? Nodites) who have existed throughout the history of mankind. And so we can begin to understand the Psalm "Why do the heathen rage and the nations conspire against the Lord and his anointed" (Psalms. 2). The concept of an evil, world order that attempts to impose itself over mankind should be studied in detail in our attempt to understand the forces that are shaping our world situation today. In order to be the bearers of truth, one must be able to bear ridicule, slander, and contempt. World government could be a wonderful development and a great benefit to mankind. However, ask yourself, if our developing world order is really so beneficial, why has it developed and flourished in secrecy, without public debate and knowledge. There are scores of international institutions that most of us have never heard of and know nothing about. Why not? Consider the World Trade Organization so recently in the news. How many know that this organization represents the interests of the ever-more powerful international corporate elite who use the political power and auspices of the United States Government to facilitate and maintain their success. These interests care nothing about people, jobs, environmental concerns, or equity. They care only about profit, control, and power.
Government has become an arm of the corporate interest. Is this the world system that we want? How many of us know that the United States law is being changed by Federal Executive Orders directly by the President, bypassing Congress, in order to prepare for the day when the United States Constitution is made subservient to the United Nations Charter? How many know that the United Nations Charter has no bill of rights and no protection for the individual against the arbitrary power of the World State? The Book of Enoch reveals to us that the core of such "nefarious plans" has ancient roots dating from the very origins of rebellion on this planet. Is it really surprising to anyone who understands the Urantia Book that our developing world system has points of contact with the same forces of evil which 'conspired' to bring to an end the life of the Son of Man. However, it would be a mistake to give these "principalities" of evil too much credit. Mankind itself bears the greatest burden of blame, for without its willing assistance, such principalities could have no power and no influence. The kingdom of heaven within, established in each and every heart, is the only true antidote for the evil, sin, and iniquity that are present in our world today that acts under the guise of good will. If we don't recognize this deceitful aspect of our world, we will become its victims. Consider the following quotes which have been chosen from the website www.thewinds.org in regard to this secretly operating power elite:
The Power Elite
From the days of Spartians Wieshophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenberg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy played a definite role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement of the nineteenth century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair on their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire. (Winston Churchill stated to London press in 1922.)
The World is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. (Benjamin Disraeli, First Prime Minister of England, 1844)
The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes. (U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter)
The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities states and nation. (John F. Hylan, Mayor of New York, 1918-1925.)
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the day of Andrew Jackson. (President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter dated November 21, 1933.)
The Trilateral commission is the international...[It] is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power - POLITICAL, MONETARY, INTELLECTUAL, and ECCLESIASTICAL. (U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, Republican candidate for President, 1964, in his book, "With no Apologies")
One may ask why there hasn't been more press coverage of such a well-established movement. How have its antagonists been so effectively excoriated, ridiculed, and labeled as crackpots? For those who think that the "Free Press" is free and uncontrolled, consider the following:
We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.
It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years.
But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination [read that "democracy"] practiced in past centuries. (David Rockefeller, founder of the aforementioned Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of that organization in June of 1991.)
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. (John Swinton, former Chief of Staff of the most powerful and prestigious newspaper on earth, The New York Times, when asked to give a toast to the "free press" at the New York Press Club.)
The media looks for minor details to report on - 'what the Group of 7 Finance ministers had for dinner' - instead of concentrating on the fact that they are orchestrating the whole global economic, environmental, military, and political infrastructure of the world. (Joan Veon, Financial advisor and international journalist.)
With all the significant statements and famous names sitting at the final press briefing, they (most reporters) sat there all calm, cool, and collected.
A few of us who were concerned and wanted to understand their (UN) agenda had our tape recorders going and were writing as fast and furiously as possible. There they (mainline reporters) sat with their 3x5 cards, occasionally writing a word. I watched them and couldn't believe it. No wonder we don't know the truth about what is going on in these conferences. (Joan Veon, attending the 1994 United Nations Conference on Population and Development in Cairo.)
When returning home after each conference I attend, I check the newspaper's report and, believe me, what the media reports is absolute nonsense. The entire world infrastructure is being changed at these conferences. Each conference has a piece of the big puzzle, and we don't even know our left foot from our right when it comes to understanding what's going on. The version of the news we view is a carefully crafted design described as DECEIT, DISTORTION and DECEPTION. They have an agenda that they do not want you and me, Joe Average, to understand. When they have all the pieces in place, when they have all the power that they need to effect this global agenda, then we will find out, like the people of Czechoslovakia, when it's too late. (Joan Veon)
The western media have neglected their questioning role. He sees the media's role as producing consensus within the public towards the ruling elites in government and business. The media's current mission is to ensure that any thought of controlling their destiny must be driven from the minds of the rascal multitude. (Professor Noam Chomsky views the media as an ideological system serving the powerful elites in society.)
Most of us are solely informed by the newspaper and television news. Most of us are not aware of the tremendous deceptions that we operate under. The "elite" have long ago learned how to manipulate value systems and ideas through the use of government regulated public education systems and through the various media available. Consider the following:
Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of the country...It remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world...As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented. (Edward Bernays in his book Propaganda (1928). Bernays was Sigmund Freud's nephew and chief advisor to William Paley, who started CBS in 1928.)
Above this race of men stand an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate...After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community...The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided...It does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd. (Alexis De Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1840.)
The bewildered herd are a problem. We've got to prevent their rage and trampling. We've got to distract them. They should be watching the Superbowl or sitcoms or violent movies or something. Every once in a while you call on them to chant meaningless slogans like 'Support Our Troops', and you've got to keep them pretty scared because unless they're scared properly and frightened of all kinds of devils that are going to destroy them from outside or inside or somewhere, they may start to think, which is very dangerous because they're not competent to think, and therefore it's important to distract and to marginalize them. (Noam Chomsky, on the Power Elite's conception of democracy in America.)
Assemble a mob of men and women previously conditioned by a daily reading of the newspapers; treat them to amplified band music, bright lights...and in next to no time you can reduce them to a state of almost mindless sub humanity. Never before have so few been in a position to make fools, maniacs, or criminals of so many. (Aldous Huxley in The Devils of Loudon.)
I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology...Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. (Bertrand Russell in The Impact of Science on Society.)
The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them insomuch as he who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. (Thomas Jefferson)
These are the voices of highly respected individuals of great intelligence, many of them now of legendary stature. Such voices, independently attesting to the same truths, must be taken with utmost respect and consideration. Manipulation and control of values, attitudes, and ideas is much in evidence during our daily lives and are the only evidence necessary to confirm the reality of these statements. But one can not see what one is not aware of.
There is an alternate media growing up on the internet, which portrays the other unreported side of events. One must sift, judge, and correlate all the available facts before making an interpretation.
Next,we focus on our corrupt financial system, which is a direct descendent of the one developed in Babylon four thousand years ago.
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. (Abraham Lincoln - in a letter written to William Elkin less than five months before he was assassinated.)
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. (Frederick Bastiat - 1801-1850, in Economic Sophisms.)
The Power Elite
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks], will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. (Thomas Jefferson)
The system of banking [is] a blot left in all our Constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction...I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity...is but swindling futurity on a large scale. (Thomas Jefferson)
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the Nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men. (Woodrow Wilson)
Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. (Woodrow Wilson - in The New Freedom)
The fact is that there is a serious danger of this country becoming a pluto-democracy; that is, a sham republic with the real government in the hands of a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak through their money, and whose influence, even today, radiates to every corner of the United States. (William McAdoo - President Wilson's national campaign vice-chairman, wrote in Crowded Years, 1974.)
This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations. (U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes)
The powers of financial capitalism had (a) far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks, which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world. (Prof. Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope)
In a small Swiss city sits an international organization so obscure and secretive...Control of the institution, the Bank for International Settlements, lies with some of the world's most powerful and least visible men: the heads of 32 central banks, officials able to shift billions of dollars and alter the course of economies at the stroke of a pen. (Keith Bradsher of the New York Times, August 5, 1995)
Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits. (Sir Josiah Stamp - President of the Bank of England in the 1920's, and the second richest man in Britain.)
[The Great Depression resulting from the Stock Market crash] was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence...The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so they might emerge as rulers of us all. (Rep. McFadden testified in Congress, 1933.
There were at least two attempts on his life by gunfire. He died of suspected poisoning after attending a banquet.)
The Federal Reserve [Banks] are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this Nation is run by the International Bankers. (Rep. Louis McFadden) \
History shows that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible to maintain control over governments by controlling the money and the issuance of it. (President, James A. Madison) Power Elite
Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes the laws...(Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1744-1812)
Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to. (Benjamine A. Rooge)
The few who can understand the system (Federal Reserve) will be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests. (Rothschild Brothers of London)
[The] abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit...Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the 'hidden' confiscation of wealth.
Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. (Alan Greenspan [now Fed Chairman] wrote in 1966)
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the Government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs. I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that "all powers not delegated to the United States are delegated to the state..." To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.
The incorporation of a bank, and the powers assumed by this bill (chartering the first Bank of the United States), have not, been delegated to the United States by the Constitution. (President Thomas Jefferson)
The money power preys on the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. (Abraham Lincoln)
Our financial system is a fraud; it is a deceptive way to transfer wealth from the working man to the banker. Everything not based on a foundation of integrity, honesty, and sincerity will collapse of its own weight. For a social system to endure, mans way must become God's way.
Is this what will happen to our financial system and our financial assets? Nostradamus Treasure is placed in a Temple by Western citizens
Withdrawn there to a secret place:
The Temple opened by hungry bonds
Recaptured, ravished, a terrible prey in their midst.
The treasure is "treasuries" or financial assets in general. The Temple is the bank. The bank is our Temple where we worship money and wealth. "Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also." (Gospels) We've replaced God and His grace with money and wealth as our object of worship. Our God is money. Financial assets are brought to a secret place where the assets are borrowed against and leveraged into risky investments by the bankers. Debt eventually implodes (symbolized by "hungry bonds") and the assets are "ravished," becoming worthless.
There is a book Secrets of the Temple, by William Greider, 1987, which exposes this Federal Reserve System.
The Federal Reserve System was the crucial anomaly at the very core of representative democracy, an uncomfortable contradiction with the civic mythology of self-government. Yet the American system accepted the inconsistency. The Community of elected politicians acquiesced to its power. The private economy responded to its direction. Private capital depended on it for protection. The governors of the Federal Reserve decided the largest questions of the political economy, including who shall prosper and who shall fail, yet their role remained opaque and mysterious. The Federal Reserve was shielded from scrutiny partly by its own official secrecy, but also by the curious ignorance of the American public. (Secrets of the Temple, p. 12)
Money was like the sacred totem in a primitive culture, a mysterious object that efficiently expressed the larger social reality. In the American culture formed by democratic capitalism, money was the sacred totem.
The common faith shared by Americans was secular rationalism and the social order was defined by the scientific abstractions surrounding money.
Yet religious mystery was still required - priests and ritual, sacred secrets that sustained belief.
If one understood money's secrets, the true nature of the American social reality was made plain. Money revealed compromised ideals in the civic order. Limitations were imposed on the idea of democracy and sovereign citizens passively accepted them. Money defined the social hierarchy, the rank ordering of citizens, which valued some above others.
Money expressed the culture's deepest longings and obsessions, the fretful belief that a dead substance could somehow confer immortal life on those who accumulated it. Money was a living creed in American life, as Veblen said, a more convincing realty than human toil or material needs or the tenuous things of the human spirit.
If the secrets of the temple were revealed, the money mystery would dissolve and people would have to look upon these things directly. Taboos uncoded lost their power to persuade. Americans would see the full terms that bound them together as a society, the deals that were made in their name and the harsh rituals. They would stand before the awesome authority to which free citizens deferred. They would know at last what it was they really believed in.
The mystery was necessary, therefore, to sustain social faith. Knowledge was disturbing. Not knowing the secrets was reassuring. If Americans were afraid to look inside the temple, perhaps it was because they feared to see the truth about themselves. (Secrets of the Temple, p. 716-717,William Greider)
Notice the title of Mr. Greider's book and compare it to the quatrain by Nostradamus. Now consider the presently reigning world system and world religion - secular humanism. (Also see Secular Humanism after Isaiah 47, Chapter Isaiah). Government by the elite substitutes for God and is the answer to every need and every problem. The High Priest is replaced by the scientist who knows all, explains all, and who conquers all. Man has put his trust and faith in "science" and in government. God doesn't seem to be necessary. Man is the measure of all things. Man can succeed on his own, with his own brain and his own laws and his own values. Gone are the moral strictures, gone are the Ten Commandments, gone are right and wrong, gone are accountability, responsibility, and duty. Now we are told - if it feels good, do it! You owe it to yourself. You are entitled. Consider again:
To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas...We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day school teachers, our politicians, our priest...The reinterpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong which has been the basis of child training, the substitution of intelligent and rational thinking for faith in the certainties of old people, these are the belated objectives...for charting the changes in human behavior.(Brock Chislholm, 1959 Humanist of the Year and former head of World Health Organization, in the February 1946 issue of Psychiatry.) (WOW!)
One cannot permit submission to parental authority if one wished to bring centralized regime must mount a vigorous attack on the family lest the traditions of present generations be preserved. It is necessary, in other words, artificially to create an experiential chasm between parents and children to insulate the latter in order that they can more easily be indoctrinated with new ideas. The desire may be to cause an even more total submission to the state, but if one wishes to mold children in order to achieve some future goal, one must begin to view them as superior, in as much as they are closed to this future goal. One must also study their needs with care in order to achieve this difficult preparation for the future.
One must teach them not to respect their tradition-bound elders, who are tied to the past and know only what...(Philip Slater in The Temporary Society, 1968)
I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly view their role as the proselytizers of a new faith...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new; the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of Humanism... (The Official Journal of the American Humanist Association, 1983)
Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well, by creating the international children of the future. (Dr. C.M. Pierce of Harvard University in a speech to teachers, 1973)
...the first condition for the liberation of the wife is to bring the whole female sex back into public industry, and this in turn demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of society...With the transfer of the means of production into common ownership, the single family ceases to be the economic unit of society.
Private housekeeping is transformed into a social industry. The care and education of the children becomes a public affair; society looks after all children alike, whether they are legitimate of not. This removes all anxiety about the 'consequences,' which today is the most essential social - moral as well as economic - factor that prevents a girl from giving herself completely to the man she loves. Will not that suffice to bring about the gradual growth of unconstrained sexual intercourse and with it a more tolerant public opinion in regard to a maiden's honor and a woman's shame? (Friedrich Engels, colleague of Karl Marx, wrote in his work The Origin of the Family, late 1800's).
Think slowly about Friedrich Engels' quote above from the late 1800's. How is it that every single statement has become or is becoming reality? One answer is that he was a great prophet.
Another answer is that this well thought out system has been implemented knowingly and purposefully, to achieve certain goals. How clever! Fortunately, this blueprint for human society fails to take into account the indomitable strength of the human spirit, bestowed by God.
And we have been told by Daniel of the Old Testament, that a rock, not made by human hands, is destined to crush all such man made "kingdoms." This rock or stone is the foundation stone of the kingdom of heaven, the spiritual partnership between God and man, Father and son. (The preceding quotes were taken from the website www.thewinds.org.)
Our public schools continue to fail to educate. Is it really a coincidence that our citizens are so poorly informed that they don't realize they are loosing their rights and that the constitution that protects them is being progressively subverted. What we don't know, will hurt us unfortunately.
We are comfortable, we have what we want and that is all we really care about. Nevertheless, those who seek control over others are in a desperate, doomed to fail, last ditch effort to further their own ends. They are allowed by God to proceed only as an instrument to perfect those who would do God's will and stand against the tide. When their (the power elite) function is complete, they will be removed from power; forever.
Now, lets look at a few quotes about our political system. In another book by William Greider, Who Will Tell the People, 1992, the author tells us the truth about our broken democratic process:
The blunt message of this book is that American democracy is in much deeper trouble than most people wish to acknowledge. Behind the reassuring facade, the regular election contests and so forth, the substantive meaning of self-government has been hollowed out. What exists behind the formal shell is a systemic breakdown of the shared civic values we call democracy.
Citizens are cut out of the politics surrounding the most important governing questions. The representative system has undergone a grotesque distortion of its original purpose. The connective tissues that in different ways once linked ordinary people to governing-political parties, the media, the secondary mediating institutions-no longer function reliably.
At the highest levels of government, the power to decide things has instead gravitated from the many to the few, just as ordinary citizens suspect. Instead of popular will, the government now responds more often to narrow webs of power-the interests of major economic organizations and concentrated wealth and the influential elites surrounding them. These organizations and individuals manage to shape the largest outcomes to the extent anyone does, while they neutralize or deflect what ordinary people think and believe.
In place of a meaningful democracy, the political community has embraced a permissive culture of false appearances. Government responds to the public's desires with an artful dance of symbolic gestures--hollow laws that are emptied of serious content in the private bargaining of Washington. Promises are made and never kept. Laws are enacted and never enforced. When ordinary people organize themselves to confront the deception, they find themselves too marginalized to make much difference. Many citizens, especially those closest to power, will be reflexively inclined to resist this diagnosis. Partisans typically claim that the governing problems can be blamed on the people now in power-either Republicans in the White House or the Democrats who control Congress. Others will observe that, whatever obvious flaws now exist, American democracy has always been afflicted by large imperfections and contradictions. Both claims are narrowly correct, of course, but they are also ways to evade the present reality. The roots of democratic decay, as this inquiry will demonstrate, are deeper than personalities or parties and the familiar ideological arguments; the system will not be cured by an election or two that change the officers of government. Furthermore, the nature of the civic breakdown is peculiar to our own time, reflecting our contemporary conditions and failures; the questions cannot be answered by reciting the shortcomings of previous eras.
Another reason why the actual condition of democracy is difficult to grasp
is that the form and facade of self-government remain elaborately in place and
functioning. In fact, the mechanics of electoral democracy are not more highly
developed (and more costly) than at any other time in
history. Collectively American voters will select more than five hundred thousand people to represent them in the public's business, from local sewer commissions to the White House. The results, as everyone know, are so unsatisfying that the active electorate has been steadily shrinking for a generation and "reforming" elections has become a major preoccupation of public-spirited debate. The self-correcting mechanisms of politics are no longer working. Most of them are still in place and functioning but, for the most part, do not produce the expected results. Some of the mechanisms have disappeared entirely. Instead of a politics that leads the society sooner or later to confront its problems, American politics has developed new ways to hide from them. If these connections between the governed and the government are destroyed, if citizens can no longer
believe in the mutuality of the American experience, the country may descend into a new kind of social chaos and political unraveling, unlike anything we have experienced before. But, if the voters have only weak influence over those govern then who does influence them? That is the question neither political party will discuss with any candor, but citizens at large have inferred the answer. "The government is pretty much run by a few big interests looking out for themselves." A generation later, this resigned view of politics was held by two thirds of the people. In fact,
while congress is most visible in this arena, the legislators are often only peripheral players. The well-placed officers of the Executive Branch, as the facts will show, do the same sort of work every day on behalf of their clients but with more influence over the outcomes and much less risk of
exposure.The result is random law enforcement, so subject to political manipulation that it creates a kind of lawless government in which the weakest players, like injured industrial workers, are left to defend themselves against the more powerful violators. Grand pronouncements on toxic wastes and other problems designed to sound responsive to the public, but also designed to be neutered or neglected later in the dense details of the regulatory government. In this realm, meaningless laws exist, not just for years, but for decades, and the political action never ends.
In sum, from Congress to the White House to the federal courts, there is no protected ground for citizens-no corner of the political system that faithfully defends their interests or even tells them the truth about what is happening. (William Greider, Who Will Tell the People, 1992)
We now return to the end of 1Enoch and change topics. The word "peculiar" in 105:26 is a peculiar word and is used several times in scripture. Let's have a look at this word: ( Bible verses are from The Amplified Bible)
I will bring them into the splendid light of those who love my holy
name; and I will place each of them on a throne of glory, of glory
peculiarly his own, and they shall be at rest during unnumbered
periods. Righteous is the Judgment of God (Matthew 19:28)
Now therefore if you will obey My voice in truth and keep My
covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar possession and
treasure from among and above all the peoples; for all the earth is mine.
For the Lord has chosen the descendants of Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His peculiar possession and treasure.
Who gave Himself (Jesus) on our behalf that He might redeem us
(Christians) From all iniquity and purify for Himself a people to
be peculiarly His own, people who are eager and enthusiastic
about living a life that is good and filled with beneficial deeds.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, a
peculiar people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and
display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of
darkness into his marvelous light.
You are the sons of the Lord your God; You shall not cut
yourselves or make any baldness on your forehead for the dead,
For you are a holy people set apart to the Lord your God; and The
Lord has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself, above all
the nations on earth.
These "peculiar" people are identified as the House of Israel in the Old Testament, the end-time elect of Enoch, and Christians by Paul and 1Peter in the New Testament. This is the lineage of the elect from Ancient Israel (Joseph), to the Lost Ten Tribes, to the identified Lost Ten Tribes as Christians, and from Christians to the end-time elect of 1Enoch, those who elect to do God's will during the messianic trial period. These people are peculiar because they take pleasure in following God's will and giving His goodness to those they meet. Normal is "peculiar" on our upside down world.