The Internet in the Bible
by J.J. Dewey
15 May 1999 06:53:42 -0000
One of the greatest predictions of the Internet was a parable of Jesus:
Matt 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, (the Internet) that was cast into the sea (the peoples of the earth - See Rev 17:15), and gathered of every kind: Matt 13:48 Which, when it was full (when most are online), they drew to shore (many physically gathered from the Internet), and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels (Cities of Light), but cast the bad away (those who do not have soul contact leave). Matt 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the age: the messengers shall come forth, and sever the those in error from among the just (the teachings of light will be rejected by those who are not ready), Matt 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
The truth of enlightened teachings will be so obvious that it will burn like a fire in those who refuse to accept them. The fire will produce the heated emotions of anger in the lesser evolved.
Isaiah talks about a highway that will be used as a tool to gather the lights.
Isaiah chapter eleven reads: "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people (those with the soul consciousness), which shall be left from Assyria (in the Hebrew this means the successful and prosperous people), and from Pathros (the southern countries), and from Cush (the darker skinned peoples), and from Elam (those who seek out the mysteries of God), and from Shinar (those who are seeking to leave unenlightened areas and situations and want to dwell with more enlightened people), and from Hamath (those who are seeking protection from possible future calamities), and from the islands of the sea (not only literal inhabitants of Islands, but also signifies those who think for themselves and raise above the sea of emotions). And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." Isa 11:11-12
The "ensign" will be a teaching or a sign that will be visible from "the four corners of the earth", and will be a magnetic force to attract the lights of the planet.
The next verse is interesting: "But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines TOWARD THE WEST; and they shall spoil them of the east together..." Isa 11:14
"The Philistines" is a symbol of intelligent people, but without soul consciousness. This scripture will have an amazing fulfillment. When the Israelites (the lights) gather first in the West, many of them will literally "fly" in aircraft owned by the modern Philistines toward the West, and they will spoil them of the East together. Those of the East are the religions supposedly enlightened in the east that will be "spoiled" by the West, because eventually, the West's teachings will be greater than those had among the Jews, Hindus or Buddhists.
The verse continues: "...they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them." Verse 14
The word "lay" is a mistranslation of the Hebrew SHALACH, which means to "send out, stretch forth, or reach forth". "Shall obey them" is also misleading. "Obey" is from MISHMA'ATH which is better rendered "hearken" or "to hear intelligently". Several possible words are also left out. The ancient Greek Septuagint manuscript has the word "first" inserted twice in this verse.
Most important is understanding what is meant by Edom, Moab and Ammon. "Edom means red and corresponds to the American Indian. Moab is literally "her mother's father". Israel, or Jacob's mother's father was Bethuel which means "destroyed of God" or "broken in pieces by God, or great power". "God" comes from EL from BethuEL and can also be translated as "strength" or "power". Those who are to receive the hand of fellowship will be those who have broken hearts and contrite spirits, those who have had their faith destroyed, or those who have suffered physical calamities.
Putting this all together and adding the two "firsts" from the ancient manuscript, we have the following meaning: "They shall first extend their hand to the downtrodden and humbled peoples and those who have been broken by great power, but those who are the most like the IsraELites (or those closest to soul contact) will be the first to hear intelligently."
Verse 16 reads: "And there shall be a highway (the Internet) for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt."
Here we are told that there will be a highway that will be a means to gather the lights out of Assyria (the prosperous areas of the world) that will be a higher correspondence to the gathering of the Israelites out of Egypt.
Isaiah further states:
Isa 40:3-4 "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD (Second Coming), make straight in the desert (a time when little real truth is taught) a highway (Internet) for our God.
"Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low..."
Intelligent people with something to say but have no power are those in the valleys. Large corporations and the rich are those in the mountains. The Internet "exalts" those in the valleys so they have much more power to present their message, often making them equal to the rich and powerful (the mountains).
"...and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain."
If governments, the rich and powerful, try to present lies to the people, they will be exposed on the Internet and "made straight". The "rough places" are cover-ups, spins and deceptions presented to the people through the media and the powerful. The Internet will grow more and more powerful until such distortion will no longer be effective, but the truth will become "plain".
Finally Isaiah sums it up:
Isa 62:10 "Go through, go through the gates (gateway to the net); prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway (gather on the super highway); gather out the stones (from EBEN implying those who build, create or initiate); lift up a standard for the people. Isa 62:11 "Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world (earth), Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward [is] with him, and his work before him. Isa 62:12 "And they shall call them, The holy (into wholeness) people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken."
Remember. Each inspired writing has at least three interpretations. These scriptures can be interpreted from another angle of vision, but I think you will agree this is a fascinating one.
To visualize the complete fulfillment of these prophesies, we must realize that this "super highway" is just in its infancy. If we could see ten or twenty years into the future, we may not even recognize it, but I think we can all see from participation on this small discussion group that it can be a great tool in gathering knowledge as well as great people who have much light to share.
Here is one final scripture that could refer to the Internet. Let us throw it out to the group to interpret it.
Luke 12:2 "For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Luke 12:3 "Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops."
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