The book of Revelation speaks repeatedly about earth changes as well as the sudden transformation of our world into what is referred to as a "New Heaven and New Earth." (21:1)
As many people know, there is reference made to a set of "tribulations" that involve seven seals that are opened, each of which seem to involve increasingly traumatic Earth changes. What most people do not realize is that there are, in fact, three different series of seven events:
The seven seals. These events are mostly a metaphorical review of the spiritual problems now seen on Earth that have developed through history.
The seven thunders or trumpet blasts. These are more obvious and direct prophecies of future cataclysms as well as our present day turmoils, describing the energetic transformations yet to arrive.
The seven vials of God's wrath. By this point, we have even more incredibly cataclysmic events, but also many direct indications of the energetic transformations as well.
We should also remember that John was not allowed to write down everything that he saw as a literal truth, and was therefore required to put his visions in the form of metaphors or parables. This can be explained in Revelation 10:4, when John said,
"And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not."
As can be seen in other areas such as Matthew 13: 10-13, it is well known that Jesus often spoke in parables when talking to the masses, and he obviously taught his disciples to do the same.
Thus, here John seems to be told that he cannot literally say what he is seeing in his revelatory visions: he will have to record these events in coded metaphorical language. We will see how important the language of metaphor is here as we proceed.
THE MEANING OF THE GROUPINGS OF SEVEN
A very important point to remember when studying the book of Revelation is that John and the others were initiates, as we have described above.
They were not at liberty to reveal the full extent of their knowledge, but rather needed to conceal the truth in metaphor. Among other sources, the well-known psychic Edgar Cayce explained that:
Revelation, and all its groupings of seven, has primary importance as referring to the human chakra system.
It appears that nearly every esoteric and mystical teaching features this knowledge in some form, and the knowledge of the Essene sect that fathered Jesus' development would be no different. Thus, according to Cayce,
The opening of the seven seals in Revelation was a metaphor for the expanding energy that causes an awakening of the seven human chakras.
This sudden energy shift also causes dramatic physical changes on the Earth.
The uses of the value of seven in Revelations as a possible metaphor for the chakras are extensive, and when assessed in sequential order, they include:
- "seven churches in Asia" (1:4;)
- "seven golden candlesticks" (1:12;)
- "seven stars" (2:16;)
- "seven spirits of God" (3:1;)
- "seven lamps of fire" (4:5;)
- "a book with seven seals" (5:1) that "no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon;"
- and lastly, a lamb with "seven horns and seven eyes." (5:6)
Wait… a lamb with seven horns and seven eyes?
Is this supposed to be some horrific image, as has been portrayed in certain movies? Is this some disgusting monstrosity that would show us such an alien-looking face?
Read the book carefully, and once more you will see that:
This is a metaphor for Jesus, the lamb, with his seven chakras awakened and thus able to 'see' clearly.
As you read along, you will see that this lamb was "slain," as was Jesus on the Cross, and thus "redeemed us [humanity] to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people and nation" (5:9) and was "slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing" for all spiritually-inclined people on the earth. (5:12.)
So again, the metaphor is as point-blank as you could ever want! The lamb is Jesus.
After all, in order to attain full Christhood, Jesus had to balance all of his chakras, which Revelation also refers to as "the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth," and thus attaining spiritual mastery.
It is this lamb who opens the seals for John and shows him what is to come.
This is a clear, hidden metaphor for Jesus teaching his disciples about the spiritual state of humanity, and of what would come at the end of the cycle.
SEVEN SEALS: EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE PRESENT
As we said, there are actually three sets of seven events: the seven seals, the seven thunders or trumpet blasts and the seven vials poured upon the earth.
The seven seals seem to be the preliminary events and developments in human history that lead up to the end times, where the most significant changes take place in the form of the cataclysmic events that are featured in the seven trumpet blasts and seven vials.
The first five of the seven preliminary seals are:
- the presence of "kings and rulers who conquer" (6:2,)
- the power for humanity to "take peace from the earth and to kill one another" (6:4,)
- the rise of the money system, where "goods such as wheat and barley are exchanged for a penny" (6:6,)
- the power of Death to "kill with sword, with hunger, death and the beasts of the earth" (6:7,) and
- the souls who are "slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held." (6:9.)
These souls are then given white robes and told by God to wait for the New Heaven and New Earth that is coming, where their deaths will be avenged.
Here, this seems to be a metaphor for everyone who tries to be spiritual in their lives and has felt shunned by the masses; it does not necessarily mean that they are actually killed, as "Death" is another metaphor for profound change in a person's life.
Later in the book of Revelation we see exactly what God intended for these people.
The sixth seal is the first one that speaks most directly of a massive Earth Change:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places." (7:12-14)
This certainly appears to be a possible metaphor of a magnetic pole shift and its possible consequences on the physical Earth.
Should the Earth's physical rotation suddenly stop or change, it may well appear that "the heavens departed as a scroll when it is rolled together" and the appearance that the stars in the sky were suddenly falling to Earth.
The seventh seal is actually the beginning of the seven thunders, which are even more intense, but it starts with "silence in heaven about the space of half an hour," (8:1,) which seems to symbolize a brief resting period between this preliminary Earth cataclysm and later events.
The seventh seal then involves fire that is cast into the earth, bringing "voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake" (8:5.)
The idea of fire cast into the earth is often interpreted as a large asteroid or meteor, or possibly large-scale solar emissions, but based on our research it is also very likely that this is a reference to the dramatic increase in the strength of energies streaming into the Earth at this time.
Then within the seventh seal, another cycle of seven begins through the metaphor of seven angels with seven trumpets. (9:2)
Of course, many psychic seers including Barbara Ann Brennan have described the human chakras as trumpetlike in appearance, so this seems to be another metaphor for the chakras.
The other important metaphor that the trumpets introduce is the idea of a vibration of sound, which could very well refer to the increasingly higher vibrations surrounding the Earth as the changes occur.
So, each blast of the trumpet could well indicate the rapid energetic increase in vibrations that will be taking place, followed by a description of how these suddenly higher vibrations will affect the Earth. The majority of these trumpet blasts are somehow related to a bright, fiery, energetic form slamming into the Earth.
The first trumpet blast of the new series brings "hail and fire mingled with blood" that is "cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up." (8:7.)
The second trumpet brings "a great mountain burning with fire" that is cast into the sea, and "the third part of the sea became blood." (8:8.)
The third trumpet also seems to indicate an asteroid or comet coming to the Earth at first glance, as, "there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters." (8:11.)
The fourth trumpet tells us that "the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise." (8:12)
Many have interpreted this idea of "three days of darkness" as being caused by the dust that such an immense cataclysm would toss up into the air.
However, we should remember that John was witnessing these events while in his spiritual body, and thus the images of bright fire or stars going into the Earth could simply be his visions of the higher spiritual energies coming in as the changes are taking place.
It could be that as he witnessed these nonphysical energies coming in, he also saw the physical cataclysms that they produced, and thus was inclined to see the higher energy forms as comets and asteroids.
LOCUSTS = JET FIGHTERS
The fifth trumpet brings yet another so-called "star" of energy that falls from heaven to the earth (9:1) and opens up a smoking pit from which locusts come onto the earth.
As we shall see, the locusts seem to be a definite prophetic reference to modern instruments of war, such as the jet fighter.
Impossible? Just look at the evidence.
First, we must consider that the "Mark of the Beast" is, as we said, the totally black appearance of a shut-down brow chakra.
This is what occurs in the human energy field when a person is overwhelmed by the consumerism and materialism of our society, so that they believe that there is no life beyond that which they have right now; nothing before, nothing after, nothing higher or lower, nowhere else to go, nothing else to do.
So, if the "locusts" were actually jet fighters, we must be willing to consider the fact that:
Forces such as the United States, NATO and the UN would send these jet fighters after those ethnic, cultural and/or religious groups who resist the "New World Order" of globalist commerce and materialism that is being so continually enforced on this planet.
In Revelation, it says that these locusts were commanded as follows:
"they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them." (9:4-6.)
It is important to keep in mind that the above passage says that the 'locusts' only attack those who do not have the "seal of God" in their foreheads.
However, when we see passage 9:11, we see that the king of these locusts is the "angel of the bottomless pit;" therefore, this "seal of God" in context would refer to the Mark of the Beast, in which those who have fallen prey to materialism will revere it as god.
Now seen in context, these locusts could well be how John tried to explain the modern flying instruments of war such as the jet and helicopter in his own words. After all, the language that was available to him at the time had no simple phrases to help him describe such a sight. When we consider this idea, remember that John does say that:
"the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men." (9:7.)
The "crowns of gold" may well be the plume of fire at the end of jet, and the "faces of men" would be the image of the pilots that he could see in the cockpit. He also describes the locusts as having:
"breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sounds of chariots of many horses running into battle." (9:9.)
This is obviously a good description of the sound, structure and metallic content of jets. Anyone who has lived under jet activity for any length of time will be well aware of how tremendous and jarring their sound can be when they fly overhead.
John also says that the locusts had "tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months." (9:10.)
These scorpion tails with a sting could be his way of seeing the missiles that the jets released, and the trails of smoke that would follow behind them.
The smoke would then form the "tail" that would make it appear as though the jets were like scorpions.
The idea of these strikes hurting men for five months could simply refer to the amount of time that it takes an area to recuperate and rebuild after having been bombed. Or, it could just as easily refer to poisons and chemical warfare that do not kill, but rather cause prolonged suffering.
Also, the implication is that these instruments of war are being led by a tyrannical leader that is very negative in polarity:
"And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abadon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." (9:11)
Note that the passage number here is 9:11, corresponding to the date of the WTC disaster.
The king being mentioned is a reference to the Sun god Apollo. The sun represents the masculine energy and is represented in sacred science by the number 666, which is obviously used further along in Revelation to indicate "the beast."
In fact, according to the Gnostic Christians as revealed in the many books by John Michell such as The Dimensions of Paradise, the number 666 and the metaphor of the Beast is simply a representation of what happens when the masculine force is allowed to thrive without being tempered by the emotion and sensitivity of the feminine force in the universe.
The sixth trumpet, which begins at 9:13, again seems to be a vision of modern military machinery, possibly in this case referring to vehicles of war such as the tanks commonly used in World War One and Two.
He describes horses "whose mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone" (9:17) and by these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths."
If John didn't realize that the tanks were shooting projectiles, he certainly could think that it was the smoke and fire that was killing people.
He also seems to notice that about a third of those who are fired upon by these war toys will be killed by them.
THE SEVENTH ANGEL
The seventh angel again summarizes all that has come before, and from this angel all seven thunders are voiced; but as we said in this case John is advised to "seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not," thus indicating that a part of the prophecy must remain veiled in secrecy.
More interestingly, after the angel raises his hand to heaven and swears by God and all of the earth, he tells us that:
"there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."
This reference to the ending of our current structure of time is remarkably similar to the statements made by the Mayans on this same issue. Also, the indication is that the veil of mystery shall be lifted from our eyes, and the aspects of knowledge once hidden in the secret orders will now become visible to all.
At this point, the most significant passage in Revelations seems to discuss the spiritually-minded people in our culture who have been shunned and ridiculed by many as suddenly awakening from their own spiritual slumber, or "death" of being locked only into the third chakra and physical-energetic body, and suddenly going through an immense transformation that occurs simultaneously with a sudden cataclysmic event.
Retrospectively, it would appear that the World Trade Center bombing has a remarkable similarity with these prophecies that cannot be a simple question of chance.
Reference is made to the end of a period of three and a half days, which almost certainly seems to be a metaphor for the passage from the third density into the fourth-density or the movement from the solar plexus chakra to the heart chakra.
This transformation would symbolize a person moving from being focused on the self to being focused on Love. Remember that in this quote we have the key to the entire Biblical prophecy of Ascension and the sudden mass evolution of the Earth.
We hear the following in Revelations 11:11-13:
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (3 ½ years.)
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe is past, and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever."
It is important to remember that reference is made here to some sort of cataclysm, again most likely a reference to polar shift, that occurs within the course of one hour.
The timing of that one hour is very significant as we proceed. This event seems identical to the parting of the ways described in the book of Matthew, where those who have met the minimum criteria for the dimensional shift move on into higher spiritual realms.
In Revelations, this is further described in chapter 14, verses 2 and 3, which states that:
"I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder… and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth."
These metaphors of a voice and a song seem to refer to the idea that each density or dimension is a different vibrating frequency of one fluidlike energy source.
If the energy rises to a higher vibration, then those who can "hear" the vibrations, (here symbolized as the harmonic number of 144,000 people,) are those who are capable of actually taking up residence in the new, higher-density Earth.
Those who cannot handle the vibrations are indicated as having a blockage in their third-eye chakra that would be easily visible to those who can see auras, and this appears to be the true meaning of the "mark of the Beast" on the forehead. (14:9)
A person who sees auras would notice a third-eye blockage as a dark spot that is energetically visible on the person's forehead.
Then, we again see the metaphor of a "cloud" (14:14) which some have speculated as being a simplified reference to some form of extraterrestrial technology, especially in Old Testament references to those traveling in the Exodus with Moses being led by "a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night."
It may also be that this is simply how the word for any sort of floating object in the sky was eventually translated through many languages and revised editions.
Upon this flying "cloud" of Revelations is a being who resembles Jesus, as it says, "upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle."
Here is where we see the crucial metaphor of the harvest, for an angel then cries:
"with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped." (14: 15-16)
This seems to be another metaphor for the transformation of the Earth's energy body and those on Earth who were also capable of handling the higher vibrations being "taken up" in the "cloud."
Then, another angel comes and again commands the being to harvest the earth, this time to "gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe."
The metaphor of the grapes seems to refer to those aspects of the Earth that are not capable of handling the higher vibrations. This time the metaphor is much more severe, as the grapes are placed into "the great winepress of the wrath of God" and "blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles…" (16: 19-20)
This second harvest of grapes seems to be a preliminary vision of the tribulations that will be suffered by those who had not been able to handle the higher vibrations, symbolized by the trumpet blasts and the new song from heaven.
As we have the metaphor of grapes being pressed into blood, these tribulations involve seven vials of God's wrath that are poured upon the Earth:
- The first vial produces "a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image." (16:2) This could well be a metaphor for those suffering the abuses of chemical warfare.
- The second vial caused the sea to "become as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea." (16:3) Indeed, we are now experiencing a rapid extinction of many different forms of marine life, including coral reefs, lobsters and whales.
- The third vial caused the rivers and fountains of waters to become as blood, (16:4) and the fourth vial was poured onto the Sun and it says that the Sun was given "power to scorch men with fire" (16:8) which then "scorches men with great heat." This may have something to do with the coronal mass ejections that we are now seeing from the Sun, but it could also be another reference to the inability of those remaining on the Earth to handle the higher vibrations of energy, thus "scorching" them with the vibrations.
- The fifth vial again causes darkness, which may again be an indication of the effect on the atmosphere caused by many dust particles being released from earth movements and volcanic activity as the energy comes in.
- The sixth vial causes rivers and lakes to dry up (16:12), and also describes armies being brought together for the battle of Armageddon. Then;
- The seventh vial causes "a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great." (16:18) Furthermore it says that "every island fled away and the mountains were not found," again seeming to indicate a possible polar shift. Then in chapter 16 verse 21 we again get the metaphor of something falling out of the sky as part of this seventh vial: "And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent." This again may be how John saw the higher instreaming energies from his vantage point.
At the conclusion of these events there is a description of the fall of the "Whore of Babylon," which many people have interpreted as being a prophetic revelation of the current American empire, its worldwide cultural and financial dominance and relative lack of morality.
After all, this woman is indicated as having a crown with ten spikes, which is remarkably similar to the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island in New York.
If this Biblical prophecy is indeed accurate, then the references in the text regarding Babylon can be interpreted as references to the United States.
In 17:18 it says that:
"the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."
An angel appears and says:
"Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit…
for all nations have drunk of the wine of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies." (18:2-3)
There is no other nation besides the US that would fit this prophecy at present, especially with references to the wealth and the fact that all nations have participated in its financial system.
The reader is then admonished to resist the tide of low morality and commercialism seen in the US:
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." (18:4)
Then, we again see a reference to the time of one hour, which would be the time just after those participating in the dimensional shift have Ascended.
This one hour seems to represent a very sudden cataclysm across the Earth that has a particularly devastating effect on the United States and its financial system, causing disaster and a complete economic collapse:
"Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her… alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come.
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more…
For in one hour so great riches is come to naught… Thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived." (18: 8, 10-11, 17, 23)
Let's not forget that prophecy is often symbolic in nature. Therefore, the 'one hour' could be substantially longer than that in real time. This passage could be in part about 9/11 — the 'judgment' of New York City, where it was indeed "burned with fire" — and also referring to the economic collapse that my own readings and many other sources have seen as all but inevitable in the coming months and years.
THE NEW JERUSALEM
After the cataclysmic portions have ended and the negative forces represented by Satan have been banished from the Earth, the final metaphor in Revelation is of a new heaven and new Earth, also referred to as the New Jerusalem.
This seems to be a very specific statement of what life will be like on the Earth after this energetic change has taken place:
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband…
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." (21:1-2, 4)
It is a shame that so many people have viewed the Book of Revelations as a doom-and-gloom disaster prophecy only. They have failed to grasp the positive nature of the prophecies set forth, and how much these events correspond with what has been given in the Law of One and other sources regarding the coming of a highly positive "Golden Age" on Earth.
No more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, no more pain: that's the future we should all be focusing on, particularly because we're already seeing the worst of the negative aspects of these prophecies coming true now.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 March 2009 )