The Following Article explains 2012 in a concise manner, I’m certain that I do not agree 100% but most of this is very interesting to say the least! I am of the opinion though that a lot of the things stated about 2012 are nothing more than book sellers HYPE AND FEAR WITH A LITTLE TRUTHFUL FACT THROWN IN.
But there is a certain amount of truth concerning the times supported by MANY CULTURES for thousands of years that cannot be ignored as trivial!
2012 And the 7 Dimension End Time Prophecies
Does that sound unlikely to happen? Well maybe, considering that Mr. Hawking just wrote in his new book:
“The Grand Design,” – that the laws of physics really don’t need a God to explain the creation (or the destruction) of the universe: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going” (Stephen Hawking).
However, many other scientists these days are taking more of a prophetic position when discussing 2012. There are presently 7 zealous groups (see below) preaching that the end of days will come in less than 26 months (December, 2012), and 5 of these groups – are from the scientific community.
1. The Earth’s Magnetic Field – Scientists predict that the earth’s magnetic fields (north and south poles) that shield us from most of the sun’s radiation will swap places in 2012, causing enough ultraviolet rays to kill everything that it touches (nasa.gov).
2. Sun Storms – Solar experts from around the world who monitor the sun are reporting that solar storms have recently been bombarding the earth with a lot of radiation energy that has been knocking out power grids and destroying satellites. They are calculating that this activity will get worse and predict that it will reach its deadly peak in the year 2012 (nasa.gov).
3. Super Volcano – Scientists report that the Yellowstone National Park volcano in the United States is steadily building up pressure. It has a pattern of erupting every 700,000 years, and we are way overdue. Geologists are predicting its next Big Bang in 2012, will fill the atmosphere with ash, block the sun and plunge the earth into a frozen winter that could last up to 17,000 years (nasca.org).
4. The Atom Smasher – European Scientists are building the world’s biggest particle accelerator designed to smash atoms together to find out what makes the universe tick. Scientists around the world are predicting disastrous results when this machine is turned on for its first serious experiment in 2012. They believe that it could create mini black holes that would crush the earth into a super-dense blob the size of a watermelon (cbsnews.com).
5. The Physicists – Berkley University physicists have determined that the earth is well overdue for a major catastrophic event, and they have calculated and predicted with a 99% certainty that we’re all going to die in 2012 (millerinstitute.berkeley.edu).
6. The Mayan Calendar – The Mayans were the first to predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012. They were very good at building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone, and they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out – thousands of years ago. Some are saying that since they were able to calculate the lunar cycle – their end of the world prediction must also be right on target (usetoday.com).
7. The Bible – Some Christian groups are proclaiming that interpretations of the Book of Revelation predict the date for the final battle between good and evil (Armageddon), will be in 2012 (gnmagizine.org).
Since I do not have a scientific background, I will refer you to Mr. Hawking concerning the first five scientific prophecies. To be fare he was quoted as saying: “We’re not saying there is no God, we’re saying there is no need for God to explain the universe, and I agree with him on that.
I will briefly comment on ancient religions and their apocalyptic predictions, but will save the commentary for the sixth reason for the Mayan archeologist experts.
This article will primarily focus on ancient religious manuscripts including biblical scriptures in an attempt to answer the following two questions and will be divided into two parts:
Part 1: Is there any ancient evidence of a 7 – Dimensional God who will bring about the end of the world as we know it? and if so –
Part 2: What are the documented world conditions and time lines for this to happen?
As a foundation or prerequisite for this article, I would encourage you to read the 7 articles below that support a seven dimensional theory of everything:
1. Contemplating a 7 – Dimensional Theory of Everything,
2. Ancient Mysteries of the Seven Dimensions,
3. The 7 Dimensional God and Ancient Mystery Religion,
4. The 7-Dimension Intervention – A Holistic Diathesis-Stress Approach to Stress-Management,
5. DSM-V and the 7 Dimensions Therapeutic Model,
6. Chess & the 7-Dimensions of Life, and
7. Addictions Recovery Measurement & the Seven Dimensions.
As I have repeatedly mentioned in my previous articles, I would like to apologize in advance for offending anyone’s religious sensitivities, as this is a work in progress that is very, very far from perfect, and I am fully aware of my biases toward Christianity.
I would also like to say that this article is intended for those that do not believe in God or are confused about religion (16% of our 6 Billion-plus people on planet earth).
With the above disclaimer to being a Prophet of God (that even sounds silly as I write it) or having and/ or knowing the absolute truth, I would like to present what I believe to be the origins of ancient religious knowledge and ageless wisdom that give us some answers to how ancient civilizations viewed these questions.
I would first like to focus on the most significant present day forms of religion and then consider their apocalyptic predictions regarding the end of the world.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse,” (The Bible, Romans 1:20).
It is clear from the above verse that God has revealed himself to all humans throughout history – even prior to the development of religions.
[THIS ONLY MEANS THAT GOD’S PERSON HAS ALWAYS BEEN OBVIOUS TO MAN CONTAINED WITHIN HIS CREATION]
Following are the 7 major forms of world religions that include 84% of the world’s present population (World population was 6,871,111,449 on Sep 25, 2010) with some of their 7 Dimensional influences and apocalyptic predictions.
1. Ancient Mystery Religions: The 7 Days of Creation (Prehistory)
2. Judaism: The 7 Spirits of God (2000 B.C.)
3. Hinduism: The 7 Chakras (1500 B.C.)
4. Buddhism: The 7 Points of Proper Religion (523 B.C.)
5. Chinese Traditional Religions: The 7 Lucky Gods (270 B.C.)
6. Christianity: The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit (30 A.D.)
7. Islam: The 7 Heavens (610 A.D.)
According to Adherents.com/ Religions, the “Nonreligious Group” (that includes – agnostic, atheist, secular humanist, and people answering no religious preference) make up – 16%. This is not a complete listing of all world religions as there are over 4,300 distinct faith groups covering all countries of the world.
Every twenty-six thousand years our solar system passes through the twelve zodiac signs. Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Mayan, Hopi, Cherokee, and the Apache were aware of this great cycle and developed calendars according to it. Mayan cultures and civilizations were aware of this end date as December 21, 2012, and Nostradamus even prophesied about it.
In Judaism the term “End of Days” is taken from the Tanakh, Numbers 24:4, as a reference to the Messianic era and the Jewish belief in the coming of Mashiach and the World to Come. The Dead Sea Scrolls identifies the Messiah as Melchizedek (Dead Sea Scrolls, 11Q13).
Ancient Hindus had a cyclic understanding of external history and internal spirituality.
The Cycle or “Kalpa”, lasting 8.64 billion years in the terms of orthodox Hindus, illustrates the pattern of decline. The final is Kali Yuga or the Dark Age where civilization becomes spiritually degraded, human lives are shortened by violence and disease and there is a general state of decay in nature.
Like Hindus, Buddhists generally believe in a cycle of creation and destruction, of which the current epoch represents only the latest step.
The I Ching or Tao Te Ching or The Book of Change is fundamental to Chinese Religion. Researchers have studied the fascinating numerology behind the I Ching and were surprised to find that after graphing the beginning of life on our planet and the beginning of historical time, it fit perfectly over the timeline and in doing so, the end of the graph lined up upon December 22, 2012 (Explain 2012.com).
In Christianity, the End Times are often depicted as a time of tribulation that precedes the Second Coming of the Christian “savior” or a “hoped-for deliverer”, Jesus, the Christian Messiah, who will usher in the Kingdom of God and bring an end to suffering and evil.
In Islam,Yawm al-Qiyamah “the Day of Resurrection” or Yawm ad-Din “the Day of Judgement”, Allah’s final assessment of humanity, is preceded by the end of the world.
Note: The Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, & Islam quotes are from Wikipedia.
It’s interesting that all 7 major expressions of the current religions that dominate our world today have scriptural evidence for the “End of Days.” Eschatology is a part of theology that studies the final events in history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity, commonly referred to as the end of the world.
[ I MUST INSERT HERE THAT IN THE BIBLE, THE END OF THE WORLD IS SIMPLY AN END OF A SYSTEM OF MAN AND AN INJECTION OF THE WAY GOD DOES THINGS!]
Eschatological passages are found in many places, especially in the Bible’s books of: Isaiah, Daniel, Matthew, and the Book of Revelation.
7 Dimensional Interpretation and the Book of Revelation
The book of Revelation is not rocket science – it is more complex. Over the centuries there have been numerous approaches to interpreting this book.
Following are 7 of these views.
Holds that the contents of Revelation constitute a prophecy of events that were fulfilled in the first century.
Hold that the events predicted in the Bible have been taking place in history.
[THIS IS THE VIEW OF THIS SITE!]
Assigns all or most of the prophecy to the future, shortly before the second coming of Christ; especially when interpreted in conjunction with Daniel, Isaiah 2:11-22, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11, and other eschatological sections of the Bible.
Teaches that it is a symbolic representation of the continual struggle of good and evil. It does not refer to any particular historical events. It is applicable at any point in history (NIV: Commentary).
The book is seen as a warning to be spiritually and morally ready for the end times, whenever they may come (“as a thief in the night”), but they will come at the time of God’s choosing, not something that can be precipitated nor trivially deduced by mortals.
The book bears multiple levels of meaning, the lowest being the literal or “dead-letter.” They see the book as delivering both a series of warnings for humanity and a detailed account of internal, spiritual processes of the individual soul.
Just as Stephen Hawking’s concept of the universe does not have just a single existence or history, I would propose that every possible interpretive approach listed above may exist simultaneously.
Ancient Cherokee Indians didn’t believe that there were just four directions (North, South, East, & West). Unlike the Abrahamic religious believers in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, who pray with their heads facing down or up, Cherokee indians pray to the 7 directions, the four cardinal points, the sky, the earth, and the center or spirit (cherokee-nc.com).
Before we jump into the book of Revelation, I would like to take this time to pray to our Creator in the seven directions for wisdom, guidance, and understanding.
The following verses from the New Testament and the Old Testament may give us some clues to consider the 7 Dimensional God
God the father (7 Spirits of God: Isaiah 11:2), God the Son (Jesus’s 7 Stars: Rev. 1:16), God the Holy Spirit (7 Gifts: Rom. 12:6-8)
Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth (Rev. 5:6).
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29).
“In his right hand he (Jesus) held 7 stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance (Revelations 1:16).
“The mystery of the 7 stars that you saw in my right hand and of the 7 golden lamp stands is this: The 7 stars are the angels of the 7 churches, and the 7 lamp stands are the 7 churches” (Revelations 1:20). The above verses indicate that Jesus is holding the 7 angels who are guarding the 7 churches in his right hand.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him–the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11:2).
Zechariah’s Vision of the 7 Eyes & the 7 Lights: “See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are 7 eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day (Zechariah 3:9).
“What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lamp-stand with a bowl at the top and 7 lights on it, with 7 channels to the lights…. ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty…. “(These 7 are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)” Zechariah 4:2-10).
1. God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you,’ (Exodus 22:13).
2. Jesus: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End,”(Revelation 22:13).
3. Melchizedek: “Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever (Hebrews 7:3).
4. Jesus: “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58).
5. In John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
6. In John 10:30, Jesus says that to see Him is to see the Father.
7. Later in John 14:7-9, Jesus adds that to know Him is to know the Father.
The Apostle John begins the book of Revelation by explaining how he received this message from God. Then he records specific revelations from Jesus (God) to the 7 churches.
Seven (7) appears to have a special significance in this book:
There are 7 churches symbolized by 7 lamp-stands (1:20);
the churches have 7 angels symbolized by 7 stars (1:20);
there are 7 spirits before the throne of God, symbolized by 7 lamps (4:5),
and also by 7 horns and 7 eyes (5:6);
the judgment scroll has 7 seals (5:1) with a corresponding set of 7 “seal judgments”; the 7th seal unleashes 7 “trumpet judgments,” which are heralded by 7 angels (8:1-2);
the 7th trumpet unleashes 7 “bowl judgments,” where the bowls of God’s wrath are poured out by 7 angels (15:1);
there are 7 mysterious thunders about which John is not permitted to say anything (10:3);
7,000 people are killed in an earthquake (11:13);
the dragon has 7 heads and 7 diadems on his heads (12:3);
and the beast from the sea has 7 heads (13:1).
One half of 7, is also a conspicuous number in Revelation: two witnesses are given power to prophesy 1,260 days, or exactly 3 and 1 half years, according to the Hebrew year of 360 days (11:3); the witnesses are then killed, and their dead bodies lie in the streets of Jerusalem for 3 and 1 half days (11:9); the “woman clothed with the sun” is protected in the wilderness for 1,260 days, or 3 and 1 half years (12:6); Gentiles tread the holy city underfoot for 3 and 1 half years (11:2); and the beast is given authority to continue for 3 and 1 half years (13:5), (WIKIPEDIA).
Considering the above verses, I will leave that up to you to decide, but I believe that there is sufficient evidence to support that Jesus the Christ, our High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek is our 7 – Dimensional God.
So, lets move on to question two.
Considering this question at this point in history, we will be analyzing the “Futurist View” of interpreting the book of Revelation that assigns all or most of the prophecy to the future, shortly before the second coming of Christ; especially when interpreted in conjunction with the Bible’s books of:
Matthew, Daniel, Isaiah 2:11-22, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11, and other eschatological sections of the Bible.
The following verses in Matthew reveal what some of the world conditions will be at the time of Jesus’s Second Coming.
“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ, and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains”
(Matthew 24: 4-8).
In Hebrew Scriptures, the number 7 represents perfection and completeness; 7 X 70 equals 490-a number depicting “ultimate completion.”
It must be remembered that the entire Jewish system was designed under a system of sevens. There were seven days in a week, the seventh day being the Sabbath.
Every seventh year was to be a Sabbath year when no crops were to be planted or harvested. After seven sets of seven years (or seven Sabbath years) the Israelites were to celebrate The Year of Jubilee.
In contrast to our calendar, a biblical or prophetic year is made up of 12 months each comprising 30 days to make a total of 360 days – the number of degrees in a circle.
This biblical time system represents the mechanics of a perfect solar system. The earth revolves around the sun every 360 days and the moon revolves around the sun every 30 days.
Biblical time is laid out for us in beauty and truth according to the mathematics and geometry of a Holy God (Genesis 7 & 8, and Revelation 12). Both the ancient Hebrews to whom Daniel was writing and the ancient Babylonians used a 360-day year calendar.
Many Bible scholars believe that the prophet Daniel predicted the First and the Second Coming of Christ in the following verses.
“Seventy ‘Sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy. Know and understand this:
From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’
It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”
Some bible scholars believe that the “decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem,” occurred in 445 B.C. when the edict decree of Artaxerxes Longimanus was issued (Nehemiah 20), and that this event started the “seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens” or 69 sevens (483 biblical years).
They believe that 69 of the 70 Sevens terminated when (Jesus) the Anointed One rode into Jerusalem on a donkey in 33 A.D. (Matthew 21: 1-4), predicting the First Coming of Christ as a political leader.
Many bible scholars interpret the “decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem,” as occurring in 1948, when the modern nation of Israel was formed, and Jerusalem could again be rebuilt. With the threat of Terrorism affecting Israel and the whole world, they believe that Daniel’s “time of trouble” has already arrived, but it will not fully manifest itself until the 7 year period of Tribulation begins (Daniel 12:1).
When applied as years, the final 70 years in Daniel’s Seven Seventies – yields the date: 2011 AD: (1948 + 70 = 2018 minus the 7 years of tribulation = 2011). Some consider adding approximately 12 months for the tribulation to begin to estimate the Second Coming of Christ as a political leader as being some time in the year 2012.
The Hebrew word for “Feasts” translates into “Appointed Times” with God-at HIS Feasts (Lev. 23: 2, 4, 37 and 44). Many bible scholars believe that the following 7 annual Jewish Feasts or Holidays also represent prophetic time periods in history:
1. The Feast of Passover – represents Jesus’s Crucifixion in 32 A.D.
2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread – represents Jesus’s Burial in 32 A.D.
3. The Feast of First Fruits – represents Jesus’s Resurrection in 32 A.D.
4. The Feast of Weeks – represents the beginning of the Church Age in 32 A.D.
5. The Feast of Trumpets – represents the present age – for gentiles to be evangelized.
6. The Feast of Atonement – represents the Day of Judgment.
7. The Feast of Tabernacles -represents the New Heavens and the New Earth, and begins the Year of Jubilee.
Some believe that the End Time events of the last three feasts will be based on the prophetic nature of these Jewish holidays found in the bible. Considering this time clock, we are presently in the Fifth Feast of Trumpets (time period) – awaiting the Day of Judgment.
“Count off seven sabbaths of years-seven times seven years-so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land.
Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan (Leviticus 25:8 -10).
Then the “Day of Atonement” shall follow after the tenth jubilee period, when he shall atone for all the Sons of Light, and the people who are predestined to Melchizedek. (…) upon them (…) For this is the time decreed for the “Year of Melchizedek`s favor”, and by his might he will judge God’s holy ones and so establish a righteous kingdom, as it is written about him in the Songs of David; “A godlike being has taken his place in the council of God; in the midst of divine beings he holds judgement” (Dead Sea Scrolls, 11Q13, Col.2).
Some bible scholars believe that the Year of Jubilee is also a prophetic appointed future time for the Messiah to return and take control of the earth. Some have calculated that the Seventh Millennium or tenth Jubilee technically began in September 1999, and that if you add 3 and 1/2 years to that – in 2012, we will be 3 & 1/2 years into the 7 Years of Great Tribulation (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:21).
The purpose in writing this article is not to stimulate predictions and calculations about dates, but to warn us to be prepared for the real possibility of these predictions coming true.
Jesus said that, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father…… “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this:
If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him (Matthew 24:36-44).
Although we will not know the exact day or hour, we should be able to forecast the signs of the times. Most “futurist view” bible scholars would agree that the end will not come until three more “End Time” events occur:
1. The False Prophet will appear as the world religious leader (Rev.13 1-10);
2. The Antichrist will appear as the world political leader (Rev. 19:20); and
3. The Abomination of Desolation will occur (Daniel 12:11, Matthew 24:15, Revelation 13:5).
I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ the 7-Dimensional God will return as the messiah in the Order of Melchizedek to fill the dual offices of King of Kings and Priest of God Most High.
I believe that 2012 will be a spiritual wake up call for humanity, but our God will not return until His people have prepared themselves to be a “Priesthood of Believers,” a Holy Nation and a Royal Priesthood to receive him by practicing what he taught us concerning the “New Covenant.”
So why do we continue to have Levitical type church leadership structures (Priest/ Parishioner, Clergy/ Laity, and Pastor/ Congregation)?
Why do we continue to have Levitical style worship in temples, cathedrals, and mega-church buildings?
Jesus came the First Time to reestablish the New Covenant in which ALL BELIEVERS are to become a Holy Nation and Royal Priesthood (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 5:10). Christ, our High Priest has given us the ministry of mediation (Heb. 7:25) and He gives ALL BELIEVERS the right to become priests in the Order of Melchizedek.
Jesus came the First Time to move us away from Levitical style (temple/ church) leadership. He came to move us into the Melchizedek Priesthood where ALL BELIEVERS from every nation, tribe, people, language, culture, religious background, and gender (Jew, Gentile, Hindu, Chinese, Buddhist, Moslem, men and women, etc.) qualify to become the priests of their families and homes.
[HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT HERE!]
I think that Jesus will not come the Second Time until he sees evidence of HIS church practicing the New Covenant. The Great Multitude in white robes (Rev. 7:9) are a Royal Priesthood of families and a Holy Nation of homes from every nation, tribe, people, and language.
The question is not when will these end time prophecies occur, but will you be one of these believers that have come out of the Great Tribulation (Rev. 7:14).
My intent in writing this article is not to persuade, influence, convince, or convert anyone to my personal beliefs, but to increase respect and religious tolerance for people of all nations and cultures.
All biblical verses are from the New International Version Bible
For more info see: http://www.7dimensions.net
He has over 25-years of mental health experience primarily working in the fields of alcohol/ substance abuse and behavioral addictions in hospital, prison, and court settings. He is an adjunct professor of Psychology and also maintains a private practice as a mental health consultant.