The Great Pyramid in Giza -- Is this the Gospel written in Granite?
The great pyramid of Giza in Egypt is an enigma. It is the biggest man-made monument to be built with a precision that we cannot match today.
Useful wisdom comes from an ability to assess the data and make a reasonable determination.
Can we learn about the Gospel from the symbolism of the great pyramid?
The Great Pyramid is the most accurately aligned structure in existence, and faces true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error (99,98 % accurate). Yet its base is 13 acres, which is about four city blocks. Such precision on a scale of this size is simply mind boggling. According to historians, mankind was emerging out of the hunter-gatherer age when the pyramid was built about 4400 years ago (BC 2400).
Professor Libby, when he developed his carbon-dating process asked archaeologists for their oldest objects that had a reasonably definite date, so that he could test his method. To his shock, the oldest objects that he got were dated about 5000 years old (3000 BC).
So practical history, in terms of known objects, gets wiped out around 3000 BC. These dates are obviously rather fuzzy as we uncertainly peer backwards through the mists of time.
The Bible gives a date for the great Flood of Noah that is approximately 2400 BC. The Flood is the obvious reason for history being wiped out in those days.
If the great pyramid is in any way connected to God, it will be a warning against Satan’s deceptions, and a clue towards God’s plan of salvation.
Revelation 20:8 And [Satan] shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth,
Interesting. God divides the whole world into four quarters.
The great pyramid in Egypt is probably in the best position to divide the world into four quarters.
It is the perfect central position to place a beacon that tells us about God’s redemption plan so that we can all be saved from the deceptions of Satan.
Our world map is slightly distorted as we move away from the equator. This makes the countries look in the top part of the northern hemisphere bigger than what they actually are. So "shrink" the northern countries a bit in your mind.
The Great Pyramid is located at the center of the land mass of the earth. The east-west parallel of 30ᵒ latitude that crosses the most land and the north/south meridian of 31ᵒ longitude that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the earth. One in the ocean between China and California, which does not help us, and the other at the Great Pyramid. Whoever built the pyramid knew all about the land masses of the earth.
Let us take a guess. Does the great pyramid represent the world wide church that Christ came to save during the last 2000 years? Any prophecy, if it is to arouse much interest, must deal with the church.
Are there any clues?
The horizontal line (of latitude) is 30ᵒ. This runs just beside the pyramid. Jesus was almost 30 when His ministry of salvation began.
Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age
The exact horizontal line of latitude of the centre of the pyramid is 29.9792º north of the equator.
The speed of light (at 299 792.458 km/s) is encoded in the latitude of the great Pyramid.
If we ignore the decimal point, these digits 29.9792º give us the speed of light to an accuracy of 99,9998 %.
What is the purpose of linking the position of the centre of the pyramid to light?
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Jesus must be the central Person of the church’s salvation plan in order to be our Light. The pyramid yields information about those people who follow the Light of God’s Word. These are believers from the 2000 years of church history and finally, in the end, the Jews as well. The pyramid will also tell us about the fate of those who did not follow the Light of Christ.
Science says that no material object can travel at the speed of light. So no human can do what Jesus did. He is unique. We must never turn our attention away from Jesus to follow a human leader. We must never reject or overlook Scripture in order to obey man-made commandments. Jesus is the Word.
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men,
Humans lead us to Christ which is good. Then we join the church and become subject to a human leader and his opinions, which is bad as no church proves all its doctrines from Scripture. Church leaders use the clever arts of human persuasion and churches apply peer pressure to maintain their beliefs. The human desire to "go with the flow" and "follow the herd" for safety and security, keeps the individual subservient.
That is why the parable of the ten virgins (clean women representing saved churches) says that they are all asleep. Complacently saved, relaxed, and careless. The illusion of safety in a holy huddle. But one day soon there is coming a cry that will wake up everyone.
Church leaders are scared to admit that they and their churches are all asleep. But that is what the Bible says about all of us. What is the cry that will wake us all up? Do you know? It happens in the future because all the churches have not yet been woken up by the same cry.
Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.A person who is asleep cannot see anything new.
So looking at the great pyramid and dismissing it as irrelevant merely confirms that sleep has dimmed our spiritual eyes.
We should rather be asking the following question: Is there anywhere in the Bible where we could find a possible reference to the great pyramid?
Isaiah 19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
Altar in Hebrew can mean "lion of God". The sphinx is the world’s biggest carved monument. It is the body of a lion. The head is human, looking due east towards the rising of the sun. It has no beard so it is the head of a woman.
A woman is a symbol of a church. The church looking for the "rising of the sun" as the Lion of Judah, Jesus, returns to claim His Bride. For the church, the most important future event is the Coming of the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
The main part of Egypt is the fertile Nile delta where most of the food is grown. The curved boundary of the Nile river delta that runs into the blue Mediterranean sea is about 200 kilometers long. This is a huge farming area.
The square represents the position of the three pyramids of Giza and the sphinx.
The three pyramids and sphinx are on the opposite side of the Nile river to the city of Giza which in essence is the largest suburb of the city of Cairo.
The Nile delta describes an arc of a circle where it enters the Mediterranean sea. The pyramids form the centre of the circle which describes the arc of the circular edge of the Nile delta.
A horizontal line passing through the position of the pyramids was the border between lower Egypt (mainly the delta) and upper Egypt.
The pyramids were close to the left bank of the Nile river which formed the border between the uninhabited desert on the left of the river and the teeming heavily populated city of greater Cairo, which has swelled out to occupy all the land on the right hand bank of the river. It is now in what is is officially called the suburb of Giza (or the city of Giza). Cairo has basically swallowed up Giza, just like church leaders have been swallowed up by man-made denominational beliefs and enforced conformity to their man-made traditions.
But the pyramids still stand separate, and they still have something of value to teach us.
Isaiah 19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
A pillar is something that supports a massive weight.
The three pyramids of Giza must represent Calvary in some way since that is where the crushing weight of sin and God’s awful judgement came crashing down on Jesus. Just because He offered to take our sins on Himself. Though desperately weak in His beaten up Body, He had to be exceptionally strong in His Spirit in order not to crumble under the intense pressure of the hatred of both men and the demonic powers that guide them.
So at Giza we see three pyramids of exceptional craftmanship. These represent the three crosses at Calvary.
The middle pyramid is on a slight rise and looks the highest. It has a capstone of white limestone blocks. The great pyramid that is on the right has no capstone of its own, just a flat top as if it is waiting for its capstone or head. The pyramid on the left is much smaller than the other two. It looks quite big in this picture because it is closest to us.
The central cross held Christ who is our Head. Only one of the two thieves that were crucified beside Him accepted Him, realizing that he needed a Head, a Kinsman Redeemer, to save him. The other thief relied upon the wisdom of his own head and went lost.
Isaiah 19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
The pyramids are a sign and a witness of a Saviour.
The Jews in Egypt had Moses who saved them from slavery, but could not save them from sin.
The Law of Moses covered sin with the blood of animal sacrifices, but could not remove the desire to sin from the Jews. The life that was in the blood of the animals could not come back into human hearts to make them better people. The Jews obeyed the Law of Moses because they had to.
The Jesus came as a greater Saviour than Moses. His Blood could wash away our sins and then the Life that was in His Blood, the great Holy Spirit, could return back to live in our hearts and make us better people because the Spirit gives us the desire whereby we want to obey God.
Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
This statement has a compound meaning.
It refers back to Israel as a brand new nation, just born into freedom from slavery, that was led out of Egypt by Moses. Moses led them out of bondage to Pharaoh, but the Jews ended up being in bondage to the Law that was supposed to liberate them.
It also refers to Jesus, Who as a young child of about two years of age was taken to Egypt to escape the murderous Herod. He had then returned to Israel by the time He had reached the age of twelve.
Thus for about ten years He lived in the land of the pyramids, which were a sign and a witness to His future ministry as the greater Saviour than what Moses had been.
Moses had led the first exodus of the Jews out of Egypt.
Jesus was to lead a greater second exodus by delivering the Christian church out from the Jewish Laws.
The great pyramid is the only pyramid to have chambers and passages above ground level, and these must tell us of God’s great plan with the church. There are enough features in the pyramid to act as symbols that we can interpret. In addition it must tell us of the return of the 144 000 Jews that accept Jesus during the Tribulation time. Prophecy from the distant past must line up with the Gospel plan of the New Testament.
Who could have built such a prophecy in indestructible granite?
The incredible skill of their workmanship as they worked with blocks that sometimes weighed up to fifty tons was a warning to us to take these builders seriously. No-one, since the Flood of Noah, has ever had the technological skills to build the great pyramid. The master builder was creating symbols in permanent granite, so as to transmit the power of his ideas far into the future. Waiting for people with enough revelation who could interpret his symbols.
The sphinx, probably the world’s biggest monument as it is six stories high and has the length of a city block, shows obvious signs of water erosion. This was confirmed by Dr Robert Schoch, professor of Geology at Boston University and almost 300 of his peers at the 1992 annual convention of the Geological Society of America.
Water erosion suggests the time of Noah’s Flood. So the pyramids and the sphinx were built before the Flood as a prophetic statement of the future events concerning Christ and His church.
The Flood of water was the first judgement to hit the world as a result of human sin. The pyramid then prophecies of another judgement and warns us to avoid it. This second judgement, which we call the great Tribulation, must be bad if we are being warned so far in advance.
The pyramids and sphinx are the only pre-Flood structures that survived. Survivors always have a story to tell.
The only prophecy we have from before the Flood was given by Enoch.
Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Enoch sent one message, from before the Flood that destroyed the world. His message focused on the coming of the Lord. He realized that the Flood was very important, but built a message in granite to warn us of even more important events starting with Calvary and ending with the 1000 years of peace.
This explains why the great pyramid is missing its capstone. The pyramid represents the church that will be built up over two thousand years, and will then be capped when the Capstone, Jesus Christ, returns. The Capstone, if we symbolize the church as a pyramid, will rest on top of the pyramid, and will thus not touch the ground.
The church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, as He will not touch the ground when He comes.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Let us continue with Enoch's pre-Flood prophecy.
Jude 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.At the end time, men will be elevated and followed. This is called nicolaitanism, which God hates. The elevated and admired leaders have simply made the people more ungodly in their rejection of Scripture. When you follow a man, you rely on him, and thus move away from God. Every man has flaws. Only Jesus is perfect.
Revelation 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Enoch spoke of the condemnation that will follow Judgement Day when men and women have to answer for their sins.
The condemnation of Judgement Day can only be avoided by us repenting of our sins and accepting Jesus as our personal Saviour.
A prophet, like Jonah, who warns of impending judgement, must first offer a way of escape. Repent!
God’s motto is, "Mercy before judgement". So the great pyramid must tell us of the salvation that Jesus won for us. It reflects an image or symbol of the Gospel plan.
Let us start with a simplified view of the great pyramid, the only pyramid amongst the 123 pyramids in Egypt to have chambers high above ground level.
The great pyramid has two striking features. It has no capstone which speaks of the church waiting for her Capstone, the second Coming of the Lord.
1 Peter 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
Christ, Who is rejected by all those who build up human wisdom, will come to take the top position. Church leaders have rejected Him in favour of a Trinity.
Secondly, this highest internal chamber (shown in red) has an empty stone coffin.
This chamber represents the Millennium where Christ rules on earth for 1 000 years. But all those who rule with Him are only able to do so because of His death, burial, and resurrection in order to conquer sin. "He is risen" is the cry from the highest inner chamber of the great pyramid.
The empty tomb symbolizes his victory over death, hell, and the grave. The Millennium is when He binds Satan in a chain of circumstances and takes over the direct rulership of His earth.
His second Coming as the Capstone will raise the Christian dead from 2000 years of church history, change the living church into immortal bodies, and take them all to Heaven for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. Then they return to defeat the Beast at Armageddon. After that the 1000 years of peace on earth will start.
Enoch believed that the empty tomb caused by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus as well as the second Coming of Jesus to claim His church, were the most important events that needed to be "set in stone" as a witness to all ages.
The three pyramids of Giza are laid out in an exact copy of the three stars that form the belt of the starry constellation of Orion, known to astronomers as the giant or great hunter.
This is what the constellation of Orion looks like. The main stars are represented by red circles. A green ring has been drawn around the three stars that seem to look like a belt. Imaginary black lines illustrate the top two stars representing the shoulders of the giant hunter.
In the belt the two main stars are in a straight line, but the third smaller star is "out of line".
This is exactly the same as the three pyramids of Giza (seen from above). The two big pyramids form a line but the third smaller pyramid is offset and does not "toe the line".
The three pyramids represent the three crosses at Calvary. Jesus is represented by the middle pyramid. The only pyramid that has a capstone of white limestone blocks, cemented together by a cement that is stronger than the limestone blocks. Enoch knew a lot about chemistry.
The great pyramid on the left represents the repentant thief. Repentance is the key to Heaven.
But the thief on the other side refused to repent and was "out of line" with God’s salvation plan and thus unable to be saved. Everyone is faced with the same choice about the death of Jesus on the cross. You accept Him as your Saviour or you reject Him.
In the stars, Orion the great hunter, is a symbol of Nimrod, who hunted animals but made up his own religion so that he could hunt for souls.
Paul warned us to know truth.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
The loins are where life is. Only truth can produce eternal life.
The three stars forming Orion's belt hold up his garments of deception. The greatest deception in the church world is the Trinity belief of three Persons, each of whom is God, yet somehow forming one God. Having accepted that three different People are God, it is impossible to find one Name for God. So God now is known by His three titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The error keeps spreading. The third commandment that we must not swear in God's Name is nullified. No one swears in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
The Trinity comes from Mystery Babylon whose pagan beliefs infiltrated the Roman Catholic church, and then used the Nicean Council of 325 AD and the political clout of the Roman emperor Constantine to enforce the Trinity doctrine into the official Roman Catholic church. From there is spread to the Protestants who still believe it with great intensity.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 …. and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Few Christians can break away from the Trinity doctrine.
Job 38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
The Triune band of Trinity holds the churches bound in their unscriptural belief of a Triune God Who has no Name and is referred to only by His titles, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amos 6:10 Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
This prophecy is fulfilled. There is no single Name for the Trinity God of three Persons.
But there is hope. The Pleiades are the opposition to the giant Orion. The Pleiades are a constellation of seven stars. These represent seven men, seven messengers, who have sweet influences on the church.
The seven stars look like a deep spoon that is dishing out the water of life to the seven church ages.
The seven stars: Each church age had the guidance of an inspired messenger of God.
Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
An angel is a messenger. The seven stars in the right hand of Jesus in Revelation Chapter 1 are the seven messengers to the seven church ages. They bring the sweet influences of the true Word of God. Three of these messengers are well known, starting with saint Paul, and including the two great reformers Martin Luther of Germany and John Wesley of England.
So the seven church ages come into the picture.
Amos takes up this idea. He links Orion and his belt of three stars to when the sun darkened as Life and Death fought it out inside the Body of Jesus as He hung on the cross. Then death was conquered at the resurrection of Jesus. This only happened when there were three crosses on Calvary.
Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars [Pleiades] and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
When Jesus died the shadow of death swept over the world. All seemed lost. But early on Sunday morning He rose from the dead. Death fled and He was risen. Now the New Testament could get going.
When He was on the cross there was such a titanic spiritual struggle between Him and the demonic forces that it "made the day dark with night" for three hours. The sun simply refused to shine on the awful forces and hordes of darkness as they erupted from the pit of hell.
This was when God defeated the demonic host.
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
Then Amos goes back to the first judgement against sin when God used the Flood of Noah to wipe out life on earth.
"…that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth": Here the world was covered in water.
Amos speaks of Calvary and the day going dark. Then he refers to the great Flood. Why would he go back in time? It makes more sense to think that Amos is speaking of Enoch building Orion's belt on earth as a prophetic symbol of Calvary when day went dark. Then after Enoch was caught up to Heaven, the Flood came which only his structures could survive. This is a possible clue that the pyramids were built before the Flood of Noah. Calvary made the "day dark with night". That was when sin was defeated by the Blood of Jesus. This was represented by the three pyramids that symbolized the three crosses.
Enoch built the great pyramid as a testimony to the Coming of the Lord. Then he was caught up to heaven. If we help to build up believers to be ready for the Coming of the Lord, then we will also be caught up to Heaven when He comes.
When Amos speaks of the great Flood, that was the next great event after the life of Enoch. That was why the pyramids and sphinx had to be such massive constructions in order to survive the tempestuous tides and currents of the Flood. The three pyramids were able to do this. The pyramids were built to survive the waters. Thus they would carry the message of how to survive the tempestuous tides and currents of sin. This was symbolic of how three crosses would indelibly carry the message of innocent Blood overcoming sin. One sinner repented, one did not. Each person on earth faces that same choice.
Then Enoch warned of the coming judgement when the Lord comes. That will be when Fire cleanses the earth in the great Tribulation.
So can seven church ages be symbolized somewhere in the great pyramid?
There is an amazing Grand Gallery, shown in blue, where huge stone blocks are so perfectly cut that one cannot slide a razor blade between their joints. The stone is worked to the accuracy and precision with which we grind glass lenses today.
Walking into the Grand Gallery, there is a sunken floor with two ramps on either side.
This channel is twenty four inches deep and forty one inches wide.
Twenty four is interesting as there are twenty four elders, 12 patriarchs from the Old Testament and twelve apostles from the New Testament. The Old and the New Testament are the channel that God's Holy Spirit runs through.
There is a wall and then a most interesting and unusual ceiling that forms an overhanging vault leading up to the roof. The ceiling consists of seven layers, with each layer jutting out a little above the previous layer. The seven overhanging layers of the ceiling look like this.
The red line indicates a groove cut unto the stone just above the start of the third layer of the ceiling. The groove has no colour as it is just chipped out of the stone. The red in the picture is just to make the groove easily visible.
If we look at a cross-section of the grand gallery then it looks like this:
There are three obvious features. The ceiling has seven layers that represent the seven church ages.
The seventh layer of the ceiling that meets the roof (outlined in red) is identical to the foundation floor channel that is between the two ramps (also outlined in red). The seventh layer and roof is a mirror image that reflects the floor channel. The seventh church age is supposed to reflect the New Testament.
The floor channel represents the early church of the New Testament days that ended when John wrote the Book of Revelation. Nothing could be added to the Bible or removed from the Bible after that.
Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.Everything that God wanted from His church was channeled into the 27 Books of the New Testament.
The Holy Spirit wants to flow in this channel.
Then the seven church ages continued with the church sadly falling away from the Bible pattern. But the Reformation started to bring the church back towards Scripture.
However, only at the end of the seventh church age will the last church be exactly the same as the very first church. Then the seventh layer of the ceiling and the roof also form a channel forty one inches wide which looks just like a mirror reflection of the channel formed by the floor between the two ramps, which represents the foundation of the New Testament that we must believe and reflect.
Soon after the first church age began, error was already creeping into the church due to human leadership. So all we can trust is the written Scripture.
Then, soon after the third layer of the ceiling starts, there is a groove which has been carved out. Something significant happened just after the start of the third church age in 312 AD when Constantine became the Roman emperor. The most significant event of his day was the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD where the Roman Catholic church was forced to merge religion and politics under Constantine’s control. Constantine also introduced the unscriptural Trinity and thereby merged the pagan Babylonian mysteries into the church. He gave the beautiful Lateran palace to the bishop of Rome. He then gave vast wealth to the Roman Catholic church. Thus Constantine bought the support of the bishop of Rome who became Constantine's loyal puppet. Every man has his price.
The church became baptized paganism.
Revelation 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is:"Satan’s seat": This is terrible! We justify church involvement in politics. We justify modifying the pagan sun god’s birthday on 25 December, which was only invented in 274 AD by the Christian-killing Roman emperor Aurelian. We claim that freezing cold mid winter is Christ’s birthday simply because it was authorized by the bishop of Rome around 350 AD. We think this kind of thing is fine, and that God is impressed with our borrowed pagan bright ideas, just because we stick the Name of Jesus onto the occasion. God calls it Satan’s seat. It is spiritually dangerous. The early church never did these things. The seventh church age has to get back to the foundations of New Testament Christianity.
The Council of Nicaea was where the bishop of Rome, who by the year 400 AD was calling himself the Pope, received his spiritual and religious authority over the Roman church from the political head, the emperor Constantine.
Based on political power, paganism, and money the Roman church rose out of a "sea" of the restless tribes of people in Europe. Not a pleasant sight.
Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.Rome originally occupied seven hills next to the Tiber river. Constantine had given the bishop of Rome the Lateran palace on the Caelian hill. This became the official headquarters of the Roman Catholic church. Constantine gave huge sums of money to the bishop of Rome so as to make him loyal to the emperor from whom he received his power and authority. There is a throne, called the seat of Peter, where the Pope sits and gives his orders which are "infallible". No one else on earth has this kind of authority.
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
When Rome originally spread over seven hills, they built a wall around the seven hills for protection. As soon as a wall was built around a village, it automatically became a city. So Rome became known as the City of Seven Hills. The above diagram has the river Tiber in blue, the seven green hills of the original Rome and the red wall built around the seven hills.
The ceremonial centre or headquarters of the Roman empire was the 'Temple of Jupiter the Best and Greatest' on the Capitoline hill. In 476 AD the barbarian Heruli general Odoacer overthrew the young teenage puppet-Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus. This ended the authority of the Roman emperor on the Capitoline hill. The Roman empire had been wounded unto death. The western empire was carved up by the various barbarian tribes. The western Roman empire simply collapsed. That was its death blow.
The pomp and splendour of the Lateran palace on the Caelian hill, which had been given to bishop Miltiades in 313 AD by Constantine, helped the bishops of Rome (who from around 400 AD called themselves Popes) to begin to make alliances with the barbarian tribes and thus they rose to a position of authority amongst the tribes by claiming the right to crown their leaders as kings. The Lateran palace became the official residence of the Pope.
This political involvement saw the Pope gaining more and more power in Europe until he was the equal of the kings. When the kings of Europe lost their power to democratic parliaments, the Pope emerged as the strongest dictator in Europe. Today his authority spreads world wide.
So the power that was lost when the Roman empire was wounded to death by the barbarian sword and finally died, was eventually picked up by the Pope. The Lateran palace on the Caelian hill gained the world wide power that had been lost by the Roman emperors who ruled from the Capitoline hill.
This is the sign outside the Lateran headquarters of the Roman Catholic church.
It is translated as " The sacred Lateran Church. The Mother and Head of all churches in the City and of the World".
The Roman Pope based in the Lateran Palace on the Caelian hill certainly recovered the power that was forever lost by the Caesars on the Capitoline hill. From Julius Caesar to Nero was one family of seven members. They established dictatorial one-man power over the Roman empire. Years later the Pope established this same dictatorial one-man power over the church.
The succession of dictatorial Popes was born "of the seven" brutal and dictatorial members of Caesar's family whom the Popes successfully copied in order to hijack the Roman Catholic church and turn it into a one-man dictatorship. The Popes were "of the same nature" as Caesar's family, ruthlessly determined that one man should have supreme power over the system. Seven is the number of completion. Seven days in a week. Eight is a number representing a new system. The papacy is a new spiritual power. It rises to replace the Roman empire as a church system and a money power. It is not concerned with owning all the land in Europe. The Roman empire held all the land and then collapsed. Controlling a hybrid mixture of church and political power that is married to vast wealth enables the Pope to spread his power far further than Caesar ever did.
Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
"The beast that was and is not". This refers to the succession of Popes. A Pope was ruling and then "is not" when he dies. A new Pope is elected. The Popes are the longest line of rulers in the world. Apostolic succession means that they believe that they are all representatives of the apostle Peter. Peter never made such a claim. He was married and baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. No Pope does that.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
The Roman Catholic church is a survivor of note. Their elected Popes go far back in time. Peter never called himself a Pope. It was only around 400 AD that the Roman bishop began to call himself the Pope.
Revelation 17:8 ...when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
"yet is": A new Pope is elected to replace the dead Pope (or the abdicated Pope).
This ongoing succession of Popes in the above diagram looks like a snake. This gives us some idea of the "trail of the serpent", which is looking for its head who will be the final Pope in the great Tribulation. Probably Pope Peter the Second. If you ever see a Pope with that name then there is a good chance that you are in the Tribulation.
So the entry of the Roman church into politics and paganism was a disaster for Christianity. It established nicolaitanism as a doctrine -- the elevation of a holy man to be in charge of a church. Each church fell under the power of some elevated human leader.
Revelation 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
This groove in the third layer of the ceiling draws the line where the Roman church went outside the Bible and as such is leading the world to the Day of Judgement.
The third church age is called Pergamos. It means "thoroughly married". Married to politics, married to pagan beliefs, and married to elevated human leaders. All of these unscriptural ideas can be justified by very clever arguments but cannot be quoted from the Bible. So the church moved away from the Bible and accepted human wisdom and philosophy.
The cleverest philosophers were the Greeks. The Greeks were brilliant at defending error. Unscriptural Greek words produced sufficient fuzziness to develop the Trinity idea. Unscriptural statements like the concept of "three hypostases in one ousia" were used to develop the Trinity doctrine. The real name of the third city is Pergamum. But it is the only one of the seven churches to have a Greek name, Pergamos. God was trying to show us the danger of following the Greek idea of clever arguments, instead of just staying with what is written in the Bible. We do not make Heaven by being clever and philosophical. We get there by being Scriptural.
What about the people who reject God’s plan?
Experts claim that the pyramids were built anywhere around 2200 BC to 2500 BC. From the Bible we get an approximate date of 2400 BC as the time of the great Flood of Noah. The pyramid had to be built before the Flood but the date of building the pyramid was unimportant. Enoch gave a prophecy about God’s approaching judgement. He was born 1034 years before the Flood and lived 365 years. This was plenty of time to get the pyramids built. He used the pyramid to fix the date of the Flood as that was the first judgement of God to sweep over the earth. He also warned of the Coming of the Lord which would bring a second judgement in terms of the fire of the great Tribulation.
There is a descending passage facing due north, which around 2400 BC was aimed at the constellation of stars called The Dragon. This is the history of unbelievers. Focused on the Devil, and fooled by him, mankind descends steadily towards their final fate which is death, hell, and the grave. This final end levels the playing field, whether people be strong or weak. The horizontal end of the descending passage just means that in death every unbeliever is equally helpless concerning their fate. They finally realize that they were deceived by Satan. All end up in the underground chamber, the pit of hell.
A short dead-end passage leaves the pit. There is still one final journey to be made.
But the top chamber symbolizes the Millennium. There it stops, just before Judgement Day.
Enoch’s pyramid was to show us how to be saved from God’s judgement. So Enoch warned us of God’s wrath but did not show it.
After Judgement Day there is a final step. All the dead that are in hell get thrown into the Lake of Fire.
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.What is the curved red passage?
A "way of escape" that connects to the start of the church ages in the Grand Gallery.
When He died, the Spirit of Jesus took our sins down to hell to dump them on the Devil. Then He did something unique. He made a way of escape for the Old Testament saints who were trapped by death in the Old Testament Paradise.
Jesus resurrected them after He arose in His own resurrection.
Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive:
Matthew 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.This ended the Old Testament. All the Old Testament saints disappeared from human sight as they entered the higher dimension of Heaven.
Psalm 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Heaven is safe. Protected by strong walls and gates. The Old Testament saints who ascended with Jesus cry out to the angels who guard Heaven to open the gates and doors of Heaven. They cannot get in on their own merits so they call out that they are with the King of glory.
But Heaven checks everything. There is nothing careless there. Those angels will not let in anything that is unscriptural.
So the guardian angels shout back, "Who is this king of glory?" They keep checking, just in case.
Psalm 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
The Old Testament saints shout back, "The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle."
The gates swing open because Jesus is the Door to Heaven. There is no other entrance to Heaven.
The mightiest battle had been fought and won in human weakness on the cross by a Man Who was in such agony and affliction. Yet His Spiritual power overcame all the demonic hordes of hell. The victory against sin is won by the Spirit, not by the flesh.
So what about the Jews in the New Testament church ages?
The ascending green passage was the Old Testament believers moving up towards God. They were trapped by death in the Old Testament Paradise until Jesus liberated them after He died and rose from the dead.
The Book of Genesis ends with Joseph dead in a coffin in Egypt.
Genesis 50:26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
The Old Testament ends with the resurrection from the dead of all the Old Testament saints after the resurrection of Jesus. This was their reward for believing in the Old Testament.
Then it was time for the New Testament church ages to start. But the Jews had been blinded and rejected Messiah. So what was God to do with them? He opened up another passage, separate from the Grand Gallery of the church ages.
The green line under the Grand Gallery shows that the persecuted Jews who died for their faith would be given white robes.
Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.Christians do not hold the testimony of their own good works, they have the testimony of what Jesus did for them. These are Jews. Stephen prayed for God to forgive his killers. Jews are allowed to claim revenge, as the Law says, "an eye for an eye".
The Jews who have died for their faith over the 2000 years of church history have been granted salvation and awarded a special place under the martyr’s altar. There they await the 144 000 who will turn back to the Lord Jesus during the great Tribulation and will then be killed at the end of the Tribulation.
These Jews are all collected in the chamber (green in the diagram) which is just before the Millenium chamber (red in the diagram). They will be separate from the Christian saints of the seven church ages until the end of the Tribulation when the 144 000 accept the Lord. Then Jew and Gentile will return together with the Lord to destroy the Beast at Armageddon. After that Jew and Gentile will be together in the Millennium.
This is the testimony that Enoch carved out in stone. The pyramids have survived the 4500 years since the Flood. What is equally amazing is that they survived the Flood as well.
Their brilliant construction tells us how advanced, in terms of clever technology, people were before the Flood. Yet all this cleverness did not save them. They perished in the Flood waters. But one man, Noah, who obeyed God survived the Flood with his family, as did the pyramids which prophesied of the future plan of God.
Enoch built a monument in stone that basically described the Gospel plan. God changed the length of the year from 360 to 365 days at the time of the Flood. The 365 days of our year are an annual tribute to the 365 years that Enoch lived and faithfully served God.
The key to survival and being remembered by God is staying with the Word of God.
A closing thought.
People reasonably agree that the pyramids were built around 2200 BC to 2500 BC. But thinking people realize that since the Flood of Noah there has been no nation that had that kind of technological skill. The pyramids, with their awesome technical skills, just come looming towards us out of the obscure mists of pre-history. The only obvious solution is that they were built before the Flood when people lived longer and would be far cleverer than what we are. Our modern technology only really got going with the industrial revolution that began around 1750 or so. That is less than 300 years. Yet all our knowledge has been developed by people who only live to about 70 years old. Before the Flood people lived to 900 years. Imagine what they could have learned! The water erosion of the Sphinx testifies to that fact that it was around in the time of the Flood. From the Bible dates it seems that the Flood was about 2400 BC. The pyramids had to be built before the Flood.
Astronomers then turned to the skies and looked at the star constellations of around 2400 years ago.
The Jewish chamber (green in the diagram) has two small shafts (nine inches by eight inches) that go about 200 feet before being blocked by a door. Drilling through one door revealed a second door behind it.
(There is no green colour in the actual pyramid. The green is just for clarity on the picture).
These two blocked shafts symbolize the fact that God blinded the Jews so that they would reject their Messiah and thus allow God to turn to the Gentiles.
The shaft that pointed to the north was at an angle which would point to the "little bear" and the "big bear" star constellations. These are the end time enemies of Israel. Today the bear is the symbol of Russia, the king of the North. This makes Russia the big bear. Daniel saw a vision of a bear that represented the Medes and the Persians. Persia is now Iran. But the Persian empire spread at one stage to embrace much of what is now the Muslim world. Iran and the Muslim countries form the little bear. (President Assad in Muslim Syria had to call in help from big bear Russia to beat the Syrian rebels). So Russia together with Iran and the Muslim countries are the main enemies of Israel. An amazingly accurate prophecy written in the stars around 2400 BC.
The other south-facing shaft pointed towards Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.
Balaam gave the Jews a beautiful prophecy about the future Messiah.
Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel,
Wise men saw a star in the east that guided them towards Christ.
The shaft that points to the brightest star Sirius is blocked by a door. At present the Jews cannot see that Jesus is Messiah. But when the Russians and the Muslim countries attack Israel in the Tribulation, then when the Jews are unable to defend themselves any longer, the Lord will appear and save them. That near-death experience will convince the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah.
Let us look at the Millennium chamber (red in the diagram) of the church that also has two shafts that go right through to exit the pyramid. The church was not blinded by God. They were able to see the Light of the Gospel.
The north-facing shaft points to the ancient enemy of the church ages, the Dragon who is the Devil. The other shaft points to the Devil’s most successful false doctrine, Orion’s belt of three stars. The Trinity doctrine.
Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.The biggest miracle in today’s world is the gathering together and uniting of today’s churches. They have so many different beliefs, but the main glue that holds them together is their shared belief in the Trinity doctrine.
The Devil’s successful infiltration of the Trinity into the church at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD has been his longest and his most successful deception. He has fooled almost all Christians.
There never was a Trinity in the first church at the foundation. There must not be a Trinity in the seventh church if the last church is to be a mirror reflection of the first church.