Archive | June, 2014

The dinner in the Gospel of John

30 Jun

This story of John is similar to Matthew except it is six days before the Passover instead of two days. The connection will become clear in this instance and the connection will again be made clear when I near the end of the resurrection story. In the meantime, you will notice a few familiar names keep popping up. And of course Mary is applying the pure nard. This story in John two days before the Passover and Matthew six days before the Passover become a key rhythm which will match further accounts.

 

John: Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, the man he had raised from death. They prepared a dinner for him there, which Martha helped serve. Lazarus was one of those who were sitting at the table with Jesus. Then Mary took a whole pint of a very expensive perfume made of pure nard, poured it on Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The sweet smell of the perfume filled the whole house.

One of Jesus’ disciples, Judas Iscariot, the one who was going to betray him, said, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, He carried the money bag and would help himself from it. But Jesus said; “Leave her alone, let her keep what she has for the day of my burial. You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me.”

 

In Matthew and Mark this occurred in Simon’s house. In Luke this occurred in Simon the Pharisee’s house and in this gospel of John it is now in Jesus’ friend’s home Lazarus, the one he raised from death. Martha served while Mary poured the expensive perfume made of pure nard on Jesus’ feet in preparation for his burial.

 

This time Judas Iscariot is present, the one who will betray Jesus, but when Judas is paid for betraying Jesus, (Matthew 26/14-16) he is only paid thirty silver coins, much less than the price of the perfume, which was worth three hundred silver coins. It must be obvious for perfume to be worth three hundred silver coins that this was much more than perfume as we understand, but perhaps a preparation for death simulation.

 

Remember at this moment, it was not certain Jesus would die on the cross or otherwise. Jesus was not officially sentenced to death by the authorities at this point. So therefore, prophecy aside, why would Mary be applying any perfume or solution on Jesus? The only reason why Mary would be applying the solution was because Jesus was intentionally preparing to make a grandiose performance. In other words he was preparing to stage a simulated death.

Preparation for burial on a live person seems difficult to comprehend. If people during that time were hauled off and crucified, I would doubt time would allow for this preparation. Even a person who takes ill, I find it difficult to believe, people would go to such extremes. A person who is dead, yes, then preparation with a solution would seem plausible. The scripture does identify the remainder of the mixture was for the day of Jesus’ burial. Therefore this perfumed mixture contained important ingredients.  

 

Again, Jesus tells Judas Iscariot to let her keep what she has for the day of his burial. Since Jesus’ death is already planned, in full focus with Judas, then how is it Judas betrays Jesus and this is all before the last supper?

 

Judas does not betray. Jesus, Judas, Lazarus, Martha, Mary, Simon/Peter and Thomas (known as the twin) and brother’s James and John (from the mountain) – plan! Out of that list five of them are disciples and three of them appear to be family or very close friends (although his disciples were also family members).

 

As a footnote, it is preached how Jesus had attention for the poor and yet Jesus makes a mock statement and brushes it off to Judas who suggests the money should be given to poor rather than used on Jesus. I just thought I would mention that.

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Jesus’ Plan begins to Unfold

29 Jun

In preparation for the arrest the authors have included many curious points which I have not overlooked. The story regarding Lazarus, in my opinion, was outright obvious and yet it will connect through Mary his sister in the coming scripts. The coming points become important toward the ‘ah ha’ moment which I will unlock from the book of John after the supposed resurrection of Jesus.

 

I ask you to keep a keen eye to the details as I retell them and then add my comprehension to those details. This information is spread like salt and pepper across the gospels. I welcome you to follow the same information from your own bible, mine is an older Christian version. I have also cross referenced The Holy Bible used by the Catholics and the stories remain (although slightly worded differently) the same.

Matt: When Jesus had finished teaching all these things, he said to his disciples, in two days, as you know, it will be the Passover Festival, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified. Then the chief priests and the elders met together in the palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest, and made plans to arrest Jesus secretly and put him to death. “We must not do it during the festival,” they said, “or the people will riot.”

 

Jesus had already angered the authorities when he went to the temple and upturned the seller’s tables, displaying the force of his rebellion. Jesus wants to be arrested at the festival because this is his plan. The verse above shows the High Priest does not want this during the festival because of the riots it will cause. But Jesus ensures that is exactly when it must happen.

 

Matt: Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, a man who had suffered from dreaded skin disease. While Jesus was eating, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume, which she poured on his head. The disciples saw this and became angry. “Why this waste?” They asked “This perfume could have been sold for a large amount and the money given to the poor.” Jesus knew what they were saying, and so he said to them, “why are you bothering this woman? It is a fine and beautiful thing that she has done for me. You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me. What she did was to pour this perfume on my body to get me ready for burial. Now, I assure you that wherever this gospel is preached all over the world, what she has done will be in memory of her.”

This anonymous woman prepares Jesus for burial in Simon’s (Simon Peter) house with a mixture which is expensive and scented. The action of applying a mixture for preparation of burial, involves natural herbs to prepare a body which is about to undertake a death.

 

The Old Testament identifies the aforementioned ‘mandrake’, which as stated can simulate death. This mixture of perfume on the body may have also been in preparation, not only for death, but also for the consumption of mandrake which was used in the first century. We must not ignore the many parallels to both the Old and New Testaments. The mere fact that this drug, mandrake, is mentioned by name in the bible, confirms it is known by the chosen people of God.

 

This woman without a name has already been identified in the gospel of John, as I quoted earlier. “A man named Lazarus, who lived in Bethany, became sick. Bethany was the town where Mary and her sister Martha lived. (This Mary was the one who poured the perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. It was her brother Lazarus who was sick) the sisters sent Jesus a message.”

 

We know this woman is Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus. I have also suggested that this particular Mary (not Mary Magdalene) may possibly be Jesus’ wife and I will justify my suggestion of this detail at the crucifixion story.

Simon will later be identified with Peter and Peter as Simon, Jesus’ disciple and relative, the son of John who was related to Jesus. Jesus and John’s mothers were related and later I will go into detail about the Temple builders in the Book of Ezra.

 

Although this appears obvious the Peter and Simon Peter – it is how it is entwined in the other gospels that bring the connection to the surface. In each of the gospels evidence of trickery unfolds.

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The Threats sanctioned by Jesus

29 Jun

The authors of the bible continually cast shadows over the actions of Jesus. It could almost be considered the authors wanted its readers to catch the doubt so clearly shown.

 

Matt: The chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables and knew that he was talking about them, so they tried to arrest him. But they were afraid of the crowds, who considered Jesus to be a prophet.

 

This displays Jesus as having a total lack of concern. He saw himself above everyone and since his followers didn’t know better (having been unlearned and outcasts of society) they probably saw him as a hero figure, because he challenged authority and thought he was better and superior. This is probably why the numbers grew and if the chief priests and Pharisees were afraid of the crowds, it was probably because they had reached the level of being rebellious and dangerous. This is evident in Jewish history described in Ezra in the Old Testament.

 

Jesus created trouble, using God’s name, as his defence and ally. And yet the church today promote how he was humble, indeed he was anything but humble.

 

Matt: You will see “The Awful Horror” of which the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the holy place. (Note to the reader, understand what this means.) Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills. A man who is on the roof of his house must not take the time to go down and get his belongings from the house. A man who is in the field must not go back to get his cloak. How terrible it will be in those days for women who are pregnant and for mothers with little babies! Pray to God that you will not have to run away during the winter or on a Sabbath!

 

For the trouble at that time will be far more terrible than any there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day. Nor will there ever be anything like it again. But God has already reduced the number of days, had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days. Then, if anyone says to you, “Look here is the Messiah! Or there he is,” do not believe him. For false Messiahs and false prophets will appear, they will perform great miracles and wonders in order to deceive even God’s chosen people, if possible. Listen I have told you this ahead of time. Or, if people should tell you, “look he is out in the desert, don’t go there,” or if they say, “look, he is hiding here, don’t believe it” for the Son of Man will come like the lightning which flashes across the whole sky from the east to the west. Wherever there is a dead body the vultures will gather.”

 

This sounds to me more like a warning against Jesus himself. Jesus was a student of the Jewish faith and became very knowledgeable toward its detail. He preached about false messiahs and false prophets deterring the followers from straying from his catch, he even made a special mention of the desert. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Jesus spend 40 days in the desert? Oh that’s right; he was also at a wedding, at the same time.

 

Each time I read that verse it amazes me how identical it is to Jesus. In my mind the bible is warning humanity of a false messiah who will do miracles and even deceive God’s chosen people, meaning the Jews. Jesus has done the above list.    

 

The Son of Man will come like the lightning which flashes across the whole sky from the east to the west. Is the flash another flying object like when Jesus was born (covered in earlier blogs)? The reference to Daniel in the Old Testament is about the “End of Time”. And there is not doubt in my mind, the marketing of an End is a tool of emotional blackmail to instil fear upon people to follow.

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Jesus drove out the Temple dwellers

27 Jun

Jesus made his entrance known when he entered the Temple and although his point was valid in that people were selling, it is perhaps the intention behind the action, I think, the authors were trying to convey.

 

Matt: Jesus went into the Temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, and said to them. “It is written in the Scriptures that God said; ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it a hideout for thieves.”

 

The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. The chief priests and the teachers of the Law became angry when they saw the wonderful things he was doing and the children shouting in the Temple, “Praise to David’s Son!” So they asked Jesus, “Do you hear what they are saying?” “Indeed I do,” answered Jesus, “haven’t you ever read this scripture? You have trained children and babies to offer perfect praise.” Jesus left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.

 

This needed to occur in order for the authorities to have reasons in the first place to arrest him. On previous occasions Jesus had not attempted to commit this action in the Temple, so therefore his delayed response is questioned toward understanding his previous visits were to prepare the assault on the Temple. Remember Jesus was supposed to be around 30yrs old at this point. If the money changers had really disturbed him, those tables would have been overturned earlier which would have been more genuine. The timing had to be precise so as to guarantee Jesus would not remain on the cross for the normal period but instead would be brought down early because of the celebrations; an important point to ensure his survival as I will highlight in the Gospel of John.

 

Matt: Jesus came back to the Temple; and as he taught, the chief priests and the elders came to him and asked. “What right do you have to do these things? Who gave you such right?” Jesus answered them “I will ask you just one question, and if you can give me an answer, I will tell you what right I have to do these things. Where did John get the right to baptize come from; was it from God or from man?”

 

They started to argue among themselves, “What shall we say? If we answer, From God, he will say to us, why then did you not believe John? But if we say; From Man, we are afraid of what the people might do, because they are all convinced that John was a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” And he said to them, “neither will I tell you, then, by what right I do these things.”

 

That was clever of Jesus; he got them in a corner. The Chief Priests and Elders knew at this point Jesus was manipulating them. They were also aware the influence Jesus had on the unlearned and outcast, they could not differentiate fact from fiction.

 

Jesus targeted this group (that were growing in number) as they were vulnerable and drawn in by his clever talk, mesmerized by his power of suggestion. Fostered by Jesus, they would have probably harboured a rebellious attitude toward anyone who was learned, wealthy and of authority.

 

This gave no option for the Priests who answered in favour of preventing uproar.

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An obvious detail

26 Jun

In a roundabout way and a cunning flick of wording the stories within the bible have been misread.

 

When I have heard the stories about the donkey it has been said as though a miracle had occurred the way in which the donkey was released for Jesus’ use. In actuality when you read the gospel telling this story it is very plain to see Jesus organized his self glory. It is written very clearly:

 

Matthew: As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives. There Jesus sent two of the disciples on ahead with these instructions. “Go to the village there ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied up with her colt beside her. Untie them and bring them to me. And if anyone says anything, tell him, The Master needs them; and then he will let them go at once.” This happened in order to make come true what the prophet had said; “tell the city of Zion, look, your king is coming to you! He is humble and rides on a donkey and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

 

So the disciples went and did what Jesus had told them to do; they brought the donkey and the colt, threw their cloaks over them and Jesus got on. A large crowd of people spread their cloaks on the road. The crowds walking in front of Jesus and those walking behind began to shout. “Praise to David’s Son! God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise be to God.” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was thrown into an uproar. “Who is he?” The people asked. “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee” the crowds answered.

 

It is obvious the donkeys were expected to be taken, which is why they would be let go at once. Jesus was the only one who could have organized this – ‘The Master needs them’. This was definitely staged by Jesus to make the event connect to the prophecy. Jesus has made himself look grand not humble.

 

The grandiose commotion made about the donkey and Jesus entering the city was staged by Jesus. The script itself shows it was no miracle. Jesus pre organized the donkey and its colt, Jesus known as the master, so when he sent the disciples they were expected.

 

Jesus riding a donkey was organized therefore it would be easy to say the crowd throwing down their cloaks was probably also pre staged – Although in my opinion no such event happened and it was all from the creative mind of the author (with a wink) to make it sensational.

 

The detail of the crowd praising Jesus as David’s son is also false as I pointed out in earlier blogs. The authors were very clever on being very clear to show the ancestral lineage back to David does not match as I bothered to check. There are two ancestral listings and though both of them don’t match each other they also both don’t go back to King David. Additionally both of Jesus’ ancestral lists, as I have pointed out, go back to the temple builders in the book of Ezra.

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Jesus and Lazarus – Part Four

25 Jun

After Jesus’ initial arrival at the village and his meeting with Martha and then with Mary after waiting back two days he finally went to the tomb.

 

Jn: Deeply moved once more, Jesus went to the tomb, which was a cave with a stone placed at the entrance. “Take the stone away!” Jesus ordered. Martha, the dead man’s sister, answered. “There will be a bad smell, Lord. He has been buried for four days.” Jesus said to her, “didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory, if you believed?” They took the stone away. Jesus looked up and said, “I thank you, Father, that you always listen to me, but I say this for the sake of the people here, so that they will believe that you sent me.” After he had said this, he called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus come out!” He came out, his hands and feet wrapped in grave cloths and with a cloth around his face. “Untie him,” Jesus told them, “and let him go.”

 

Jesus overemphasizes his greatness to prove himself. This is used as a marketing tool to sell his greatness. Yet true greatness does not need to be sold. Therefore God’s real power is fraudulent and humanity should look more closely at his profile to understand the whole illusion is purely based on the power of suggestion from Jesus.

 

The tomb which is a cave has a stone placed at the entrance. This is an identical description of Jesus’ tomb in the coming pages. Jesus orders the stone at the entrance to be removed. Although it was not uncommon to have such a tomb, many of the graves were mass ground graves. The authors are showing us a detail of importance, a copy cat situation between Lazarus and the coming supposed death of Jesus.

 

Martha says Lazarus will smell, but the text does not say he actually does smell.

 

Lazarus is told to come out and he manages to walk unaided despite his hands, feet and face being wrapped in grave cloths. The cloth is in two parts, the one for the face is separate. This will be the same as with Jesus when he supposedly dies. If you recall I identified the Shroud of Turin displayed today supposedly belonging to Jesus was in one piece therefore a fraud if compared to the gospels in the bible. This evidence is presented in the later part of the bible.

 

Jesus tells them to untie him and let him go. In this final part no one complains about his smell or condition. Since he is let go, then there was no real affect of actual death. This seems a cold reception from someone you love!

 

Since Jesus brought Lazarus back to life, Lazarus rises from the dead before Jesus. It is noted Lazarus is dead for four days so as not to be confused with Jesus who will be dead three days, which is why Jesus stayed back two days before going. The distance is only two miles and this makes the intention obvious.

Of course, Jesus could not have Lazarus come back to life after three days because that is what Jesus himself intended to do. Lazarus would have stolen the show for Jesus’ fantastic resurrection – A resurrection, incidentally, which was never recorded in Roman history or by the Essenes.

 

Jesus loved Martha, her sister Mary and Lazarus because they pre-test Jesus’ future simulated death. Something I feel only a family member or a lover would do. Lazarus tests a death simulating herbal drug and is then woken by Jesus making it as if Jesus has godly power.

 

During my research, it was uncovered the first century, the same time Jesus’ supposedly lived, mandrake was used and this drug can simulate death. Not only was this drug known and used in the first century in the Roman Empire, it is also mentioned by name in the Old Testament – this was covered in earlier blogs by me. I will expand upon this information as I uncover the trickery written in the bible.

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Jesus and Lazarus – Part Three

24 Jun

After Jesus met with Martha:

 

Jn: she went back and called her sister Mary privately. “The Teacher is here,” she told her, “and is asking for you.” When Mary heard this, she got up and hurried out to meet him. (Jesus had not yet arrived in the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him.) The people who were in the house with Mary comforting her followed her when they saw her get up and hurry out. They thought that she was going to the grave to weep there. Mary arrived where Jesus was and as soon as she saw him, she fell at his feet. “Lord,” she said, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Jesus saw her weeping, and he saw how the people with her were weeping also, his heart was touched, and he was deeply moved.

 

“Where have you buried him?” He asked them. “Come and see Lord,” they answered. Jesus wept. “See how much he loved him,” the people said. But some of them said “he gave sight to the blind man, didn’t he? Could he not have kept Lazarus from dying?”

 

 

Again notice Jesus was not in a hurry to go to Lazarus but instead asked to see Mary who quickly went to him. As a recap; Martha is also Lazarus’s sister but Jesus waits to ask Mary who was being comforted by the people, where he was buried. Jesus wept. They comment ‘see how much he loved him!’ And then the crowd questions why Jesus did not keep Lazarus from dying.

 

The authors have emphasized that the people comforted Mary. Martha was also Lazarus’ sister and yet the focus was on Mary being comforted.

 

The delay created by Jesus shows this was planned. Remember, Jesus was there, a short time earlier, when the people wanted to stone him. It is possible Jesus helped the ‘set up’ of Lazarus’ death.

 

That is because Jesus needed to distinguish the four days for Lazarus separate from his own three days resurrection, during this trial run. A trial run – yes, I am speaking of a simulated death – a simulated death possible with additional recorded information from the first century which I will soon add.

 

This part of the gospel may have been from the artistic mind of the author to stimulate the mind to bring the pieces of the Entwined Story together. To think that someone, even Jesus, would actually do any of this is only laughable and makes the idea of Jesus being fictitious more possible.

 

It is clear the author has made every possible move to show Lazarus as being supposedly dead for four days because it would over shadow Jesus who marketed he would be dead for three days and then rise.

 

This story is not about Jesus bringing people back to life, this story is about identifying the method Jesus used for his own simulated death. All the pieces were nicely placed leading up to the shock plot of Jesus’ crucifixion. The pieces will become more powerful when the story has unfolded.    

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