In-Depth Studies, Mysteries

As the Pendulum Swings: EPISODE I “Signs and Wonders”

Author: Andrew  Smith
I wrote this late 2014 and posted it.  I had since deleted it because of a few things that bothered me in its wording and it felt incomplete.  I edited it several times into its current form that is less definitive and more suggestive.  The change in language to be honest comes from a place of indoctrinated insecurity.   This arrangement was very hard for me to write because it differs an extreme amount from what I have always been taught but no matter how much I try to dismiss it the bell keeps ringing.  I realize that a lot of my writings emerge from abstract ideas that often are in conflict with my indoctrination but none the less come from a real place in my consciousness that begs to be free of that indoctrination.  The editing itself is an awareness of my own ability to be wrong.  I feel better about sharing it in a form that only invokes the readers own thoughts on these ideas but less likely to negate their own beliefs out of respect for their right to place them in their own paradigm or completely dismiss them all together.  It is my hope that only Truth be revealed through this arrangement of words and that any misconception due to my perception, lack thereof, or the limitations of my vocabulary be plainly seen and only Truth resonate from this writing.  I will also apologize for its length but this thought started very small but took me to some awesome places.   I have decided to break this piece up into a five-article series for GIAN.  Episode I, Signs and Wonders.  Episode II, The Cosmic Dawn.  Episode III, The Apocalypse.  Episode IV, The Kachinas.  Episode V, The Pendulum.   I struggled with the idea of breaking this piece up for fear of the reader not getting the entire sum of the arrangement and hope that the readers follow it to conclusion.  That being said, let’s start the pendulum.           
(Luke 21:25)”And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.
(Joel 2:30) I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
(Luke 21:11) There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
(Acts 2:19) I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
We are going to canonical scripture, non-canonical scripture, science, ancient prophecy, and interpretation to examine some ideas of a cosmic nature during this series.  There are some that will read this and bock and call out against astrology when the correct word is astronomy.  But even under the duality of both definitions and under the premise of the absolute sovereignty of The Creator, the tools that a Being of that stature/power would have at His disposal, and how He would use them to accomplish His desired plan then the difference in the definitions are still subject to scrutiny unless The One controlling the heavenly bodies is figured into the equation.  I find it interesting that many Biblical scriptures as well as extra Biblical text point to the stars for signs and seasons yet mainstream religious institutions often label the practice as taboo.  Let’s look at the definitions of both to negate any misunderstanding.
 noun ə-ˈsträ-lə-jē
: the study of how the positions of the stars and movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives and behavior of people
 noun ə-ˈsträ-nə-mē
: the scientific study of stars, planets, and other objects in outer space
There are some stellar cartography programs that suggest that some of Revelation 12 is actually constellational alignments marking signs and predetermined times of The Creators plans.  I won’t subscribe to any dates because the constructed dates are still subject to a possible bias of the programmer of the cartography program and the true alignments can only be observed without a doubt as they happen.  However, is it really that far of a stretch to say that the following passages from Revelation are talking about constellational alignments?  Ever wonder why the Bibles says to look for signs and wonders in the heavens but astrology and astronomy are swept under the rug in most Christian dogmas.  Something doesn’t want us to look up but it is not God because His word says to watch.  Also, I have come to understand that events and patterns in the ancient scriptures often have a triality to their meaning, one of cosmic nature, one of a spiritual nature, and one of a physical nature.  One manifests the others in concession to their Devine placement.  The key is understanding that all of these natures stem from the same Creative root.  We must also be mindfully aware of that those with the intent to deceive will skew and pervert the original root of Truth because they have no creative ability. 
Revelation 12:1-4 (NLT)
Then I witnessed in heaven an event of great significance. I saw a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant, and she cried out because of her labor pains and the agony of giving birth.
Then I witnessed in heaven another significant event. I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky, and he threw them to the earth. He stood in front of the woman as she was about to give birth, ready to devour her baby as soon as it was born.
Where we often times get into trouble is when we forget that stars and planets are in God’s control and serve His purpose.  The question becomes, what is His purpose?  The answer to that question is the reconciliation of creation that has fallen out of His original plan.  This writing will also touch on the idea that this is possibly not the first or last age of man but that each age is relative to its own cycle of beginning, fall, cleansing, purging, purifying, and reclamation in a cycle.  This is another idea that will bother a lot indoctrinated Christians and for good reason, for it is my own indoctrination that pains me in these types of study.   That being said let’s go to The Book of Enoch.
[Enoch 2,3,4]
Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orbits, and the luminaries which are in the heaven, how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and transgress not against their appointed order. Behold ye the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how steadfast they are, how none of the things upon earth change, but all the works of God appear to you. Behold the summer and the winter, how the whole earth is filled with water, and clouds and dew and rain lie upon it.
Observe and see how (in the winter) all the trees seem as though they had withered and shed all their leaves, except fourteen trees, which do not lose their foliage but retain the old foliage from two to three years till the new comes.
And again, observe ye the days of summer how the sun is above the earth over against it. And you seek shade and shelter by reason of the heat of the sun, and the earth also burns with growing heat, and so you cannot tread on the earth, or on a rock by reason of its heat.
In the next instalment, we are going to bring to light some things I am still trying to process and explain, mainly the idea of a large celestial body heading toward our cosmic neighborhood, a knowing of ancient times that has been deliberately shrouded in secrecy from the known history and announced as heresy in most Christian doctrines.  Be sure to subscribe to GIAN and watch for part II, III, IV, and V because this rabbit hole goes a lot deeper, has a lot of confirmation from many sources and cultures the world over, and it ends well. 
May the grace of Christ, and the love of Creator, and the fellowship of Holy Spirit be with you all.


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