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R.R. Book

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Most of us in the Truth community, regardless of religious background, have enjoyed a broad exposure to a variety of religious and scientific texts, thanks to the explosion of knowledge in our generation.  It seems that a certain number of individuals, very limited but hopefully always growing, is deeply dedicated to following the Truth wherever it may lead, hence the appelation "Truthers." Who in Bible times could have foreseen such a nickname?  For those who identify as Christian, this might be considered akin to following Christ himself, who claimed to be the Truth personified. 

Elsewhere in scripture, John the epistle writer used different lingo, and spoke instead of the Light.  We don't know if he was the same John as the Gospelier or the Revelator, and it really doesn't matter, but we do know that there was a John writing eventually-canonized material many decades after Christ walked on the earth, and we see that the terminology had evolved in that time, as living languages always do.

Following the truth has not been limited to a single generation - yet it has always been dangerous to do so, and some of the most valuable prophetic writings have been passed down to us by individuals and groups who did so at great risk.  In spite of the danger continuing into the present time, certain Youtube channel hosts with which we are all familiar, and from all walks of life, have spoken the zeitgeist of our community: we are not afraid of mixing spirituality and science, and rather can only find deep satisfaction with either one by doing so, as the well-rounded Truther on an Ascension track realizes that religion and science are not mutually exclusive.

I'm proposing that we take a second look at traditional prophecy that may have been written for our time, and perhaps our time alone, rendered in words written by non-technological writers who had a partial vision of now, but were un-savvy to modern colloquialisms representing our deep immersion with technology both at home and in the increasingly vast network of AI and PTB.


https://www.popsci.com/summit-supercomputer
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It's more powerful than a million high-end laptops

I'll post one example here, and hope that others will post too.

I've been pulling my hair out (not really) trying to understand the parallel Revelation passages about the Woman in the Wilderness.  Of course the best that most 19th and 20th Century writers have been able to do with that story is equate the woman with the Christian Church.  But here we are, with churches, temples, shrines, and mosques on just about every corner, yet few of us finding information there that would connect all the dots and guide us in fine, coherent, practical detail through what is about to happen to us.

I don't know anything about the owner of the following website, nor would I probably support his viewpoint in all things, but did find this interpretation of the Woman in the Wilderness archetype of Revelation 12:6 and 14 to be a bit more introspective than some overly simplistic others that I've read, especially using language that we can find equivalents for in 2018.
https://creationconcept.info/GR/ww.html

Some of the explanations that I've heard in the past that didn't make sense:

The Woman is Mary.

The Woman is the rejected whore who rode the back of the beast in Revelation.

The Woman is the modern Church.

The Woman is the constellation of Revelation 12.

The Woman is a Middle-eastern nation.

Such a wild variety of explanations from well-intended theologians not living in our generation. 

Most of us already know the first 5 verses of Revelation 12 from the September 23, 2017 constellation.  Whether we're Bible students or not, the archetype is well-emblazoned upon our consciousnesses by now.

So we pick up the story in verse 6, where the location abruptly shifts, apparently, from the Zodiac back down to the earth:

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6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:

“Now have come the salvation and the power
    and the kingdom of our God,
    and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
    who accuses them before our God day and night,
    has been hurled down.
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They triumphed over him
    by the blood of the Lamb
    and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
    as to shrink from death.
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Therefore rejoice, you heavens
    and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
    because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
    because he knows that his time is short.”

13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.

The website author makes some interesting observations:

1. The Woman represents the saints - or set-apart ones, but not just New Testament saints - the Old Testament as well says the author, which would extend at a minimum to all of Monotheism if we include Ishmael's noble lineage detailed in other historical records beyond the Book of Genesis.  In other words, this is not a doctrinaire, denominational tale pertinent to just one religious faith, but transcending them all.

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The wilderness was neutral territory.

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In the quest for the truth, many have left established institutions.

2. A significant change happened to the woman between v. 6 and v. 14.  Her flight into the wilderness takes place on two different occasions.  The second time, she suddenly develops the ability to fly, fortunately for her, as the serpent himself is now present on the earth, having materialized after a war in heaven between flight #1 and flight #2.

The author makes a striking statement here:
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The first time she flees, the woman's perspective is from ground level, while the second time, it is from above, as she is equipped with two wings of an eagle, which allow her to soar high above the earth. This represents a divine point of view, in contrast to a human viewpoint.

In other words, somewhere between flight #1 and flight #2, spoken in modern lingo, the Woman experienced the Ascension!



3. Because the woman is in the wilderness, this passage cannot be referring to a mainstream church, but rather to a hidden people:

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...the church at times has been hidden from the world, and its light has become very dim.

I can't help but draw a connection between the dimness of the light of the hidden saints, and the constant censorship around which our ostracized Truth community has been forced to communicate.

The author then goes on to name 42 different locations in the Bible referred to as "the wilderness," as the Israelites meandered on their way to the Promised Land.  In other words, the Wilderness was dispersed geographically, just as we are in the Truth Community, connected only "virtually" by modern electronic means, without which none of us probably ever would have become acquainted at all, let alone a necessary part of one another's spiritual education, physical preparation and psychological well-being.  It is nearly unimaginable to try and envision the day when the computers finally go dead, and we no longer have the ability to connect with the Beloved Community.

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In the wilderness the woman has a place prepared of God, and they feed her there for 1,260 days, but who "they" are is not stated.

"They" is us - feeding one another daily what we have gleaned with the help of a Higher Power, ironically made possible only by the very same modern technology which simultaneously facilitates our enlightened communication and perhaps our greatest threat.

Please add your thoughts :)
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