Non-Christian scholars, including godless humanists, have often wondered why Christians should be so keen, themselves, in seeing the Temple rebuilt and the end times come, nay almost a gleeful anticipation, despite the horrors of the tribulation, rivers of blood, torture, pestilence, death.
It can perhaps be encapsulated in the words about the darkest hour just before the dawn.
Or an alternative view is that this is the apostasy of so many Christians in the Church today. Because any glee in wishing the end times to arrive ignores the mind-boggling suffering humanity will endure but do these Pretribber and Mid-Tribber Christians worry about that?
Nah, they’re all right, Jack, God is going to save them personally, therefore the suffering of billions doesn’t matter. That was the theme of a previous post on Church corruption and a good look was had at American megachurch evangelists, preaching that it’s all about themselves feeling good, nothing to do with all the other poor sods out there.
And that is anything but Gospel – that comes from the other side – do as thou wilt and to hell with others. It also ignores the references in the NT that He will come “as a thief in the night”. Therefore there is no knowing when He shall come, just prepare for it and be ready, lamp at hand.
Simeon and Levi
What has just been spoken of is fanaticism, belief in really wild things as gospel and the infiltration of the churches by demonstrably unscriptural elements.
But as if that were not wild enough, the story of Simeon and Levi, as merged with the Masonic Hiram Abiff myth, takes it to another level. For a start, there is no guarantee it even was Simeon and Levi who killed Hiram Abiff. The chronology seems wrong.
However, Simeon and Levi themselves are mentioned and they were not nice people:
Aside from trying to kill Joseph, along with the other brothers, they merge into the Masonic story here:
The parallel story is this: Egypt was divided at this time with a dynasty of Hyksos kings in the Northern Kingdom and a legitimate pharaonic dynasty in the Southern Kingdom. Seqenenry Tao II appears to have been murdered by two spies dispatched on an espionage mission from the north to extract the occult secrets pertaining to the king-making rituals from the Theban ruler in the south.
The Hyksos ruler, Apophis, apparently wished to establish a legitimate pharaonic dynasty in the north by stealing the king-making rites from the south. The name “Hyksos” means “Shepherd Kings” and refers to the Semitic peoples who settled in Egypt during a period of famine and whose numbers swelled to a point where they outstripped the indigenous population of the north and eventually seized control.
Joseph was a contemporary of Seqenenry Tao II and served under the Hyksos king, Apophis, as vizier. When his brothers Levi and Simeon came to Egypt to request wheat on behalf of famine-struck Canaan, Joseph displayed natural reluctance, since his brothers had once tried to take his life. Intent on avenging their dark deed, Joseph devised a punishment. In exchange for their lives, the brothers would have to undertake a dangerous espionage mission on behalf of the king.
Their job was to steal the secrets pertaining to the ritual of making kings from the legitimate pharaoh of the South Kingdom. Agreeing to Joseph’s proposal, the brothers were dispatched to the south to extract the required secrets from the pharaoh of the south. With the complicity of a young Theban priest of the south, they confronted the pharaoh in the Temple of Amon-Re and demanded that he reveal the nature of these arcane practices. When he refused, the three spies administered the three fatal blows symbolically reenacted in the 3rd Degree of Freemasonry.
The three assassins are referred to in Masonic lore as Jubelo, Jubela, and Jubelum and are known collectively as the three “Juwes”. Jubelo has been identified as the treacherous young priest who conspired with the assassins, while Jubela and Jubelum are believed to be Joseph’s bothers Levi and Simeon.
The Masonic researchers Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas came forward to identify the bodies of Seqenenry Tao II and Jubelo in the morgue in the Cairo Museum and the bodies on display are believed to be those of Jubelo, catalogue number 61023, and Seqenenry Tao II, catalogue number 61051.
What distinguishes the mummy of Pharaoh Seqenenry from other pharaohs is the fact that he is the only one to have met with a violent death. The three gaping contusions in the skull also help to ID him. As for the mummified corpse buried next to him, evidence would suggest that this is Jubelo, his treacherous priest and assassin. Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas have pieced together a convincing modus operandi based on the forensic evidence. They believe the high priest convened a council to decide the fate of the young priest.
At the council, it was observed that Egypt had been divided by a feud between Osiris and his brother Set. Osiris was eventually murdered by his brother, but was later raised from the dead by the goddess Isis, who resurrected the dismembered body of Osiris, so he could father a son.
His son Horus would later oppose his uncle in battle, losing an eye in the wager, but not before castrating his opponent. The wise priest determined that, if this was the fate of the gods, the ongoing battle was continuing through their incarnations Seqenenry and Jubelo. Once again, Horus, incarnate as Seqenenry, had lost an eye in battle before dying, the result of a wound inflicted by one of the assailants.
It was consequently decided that retribution should take the form of castration, with Jubelo meeting the same fate as his previous incarnation, Set, before dying. The two mummified corpses would then be buried together, so that the battle could continue-in the afterlife till the time of another reincarnation. Following the embalming ceremony in honour of Horus’s incarnation, Seqenenry, Jubelo was brought in for the rites of atonement.
Following a castration ritual, the victim was wrapped in mummification bandages from the feet upwards until his body was wholly covered. The position of the hands before interment would have indicated the nature of the punishment and the gravity of the crime for which it was exacted. The physical evidence for the fate that met the young priest can be found on the mummified corpse in the Cairo morgue identified by the toe tag 61023. The position of the victim’s skeletal hands indicate that he suffered castration prior to death.
It is clear from this account that Joseph, his brothers and the Hyksos ruler of the North were all complicit in the murder of Sequenenry Tao II or Hiram Abif, the ‘Lost King’. The reason he is referred to as the ‘Lost King’ is because, with his death, the arcane king-making rituals of ancient Egypt were lost forever.
The Egyptians were suddenly incited to rebellion and drove the Hyksos inhabitants out of Egypt. Following their expulsion, all Semitic peoples living in Egypt would have become the object of exceeding dislike and distrust. The otherwise hospitable Egyptians suddenly sought to enslave the Semitic peoples remaining in the country during the decade 1560 to 1550 BC.
Inscriptions from the 16th to 15th centuries BC give details of these “Habiru” slaves and their forced labor. Many of these slaves worked in turquoise mines with appalling conditions only a short distance from Mount Sinai.
In Genesis, Jacob is on his deathbed, reflecting on the actions of his sons:
“Simeon and Levi are brethren; Instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. О my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self will they digged down a wall.”
Levi and Simeon now belong to a chapter of the family history that no longer exists. They and the family name have faded into non-existence.
Making any sort of sense of it
One simply can’t. We’re talking ages, eons here, the histories, myths and legends of time and nations, dynasties and empires. How many scribes have inscribed in their own way, for their own reasons?
And what if the other side, with its Hiram Abiff myth, is speaking utter tosh? What if they’re not? How much is real, how much legend? And yet current day policies are being determined on the mythologies and dogma of yesteryear. [See Islam for further details]
Were you able to expunge all Christianity, all Islamism, all Judaism, Buddhism and all the others, you would still have the shadowy mystery religions of the monsters above – the so-called Illumined, as they like to style themselves. And that contains all sorts of horrors. ISIS was created by the Illumined, Them, using the worst elements of Muslim lands. It is pure satanism.
And what does God Himself have to say about all this?
IMHO, you’ll never rid the world of religion and faith, so it’s best to have one which allows people to live peaceably and in prosperity.
Have we answered who The Jews are? I’d say so – remnants of Judah. Who’s in modern Israel now? Remnants of those plus the Ten Northern Nations/Tribes. Who’s in charge, politically? Them. As in every western nation.