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Jul 15, 2018

Why is Cyrus named as the Messiah

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We need to always remember that Cyrus is the only Messiah directly mentioned in the Old Testament. In fact the last verse of the entire book mentions Cyrus as the Foundation to build from. This is found at the end of the Jewish Tanakh - at the end of Chronicles II.

 

For more on Cyrus, see the Cyrus Cylinder.

 

Now whether Cyrus is just a projection on my part into the strange images found in the Arizona desert - I'm sure everyone is free to choose their own projection - or not.

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Example - when Isaiah says in 11:7 that there will be peace when the lion lies with the lamb and the wolf, etc. the pictures of these same animals are embedded in the earth images that I perceive - knowing full well others may not see them because they are not wired like me (or cross-wired as the case me be). So therefore this narrative must ultimately be reduced to my own "personal myth" which may or may not be embraced by others to create a more widely shared "collective myth". I've brought in controversial material that seeks to reframe Christianity as no longer a religion of sacrifice (Pisces) by using channeled material to show he did not die on the cross and to correlate his water based "miracles" to be sourced from the age of Pisces which will now give way to Aquarian mythology related to the qualities of that sign such as space, sky, brotherhood, etc. that will create a new myth which may or may not have a religious framework. The messages for the fundamentalist religions is that our theologies/civilizations split off so we can come back together - keeping our traditions but losing the idea of one religion being the best or only true representation of God's will. To that end, I show that the Christian concept of Jesus has been distorted, that the Jewish Messiah to come has already shown up in the guise of Cyrus (God's only anointed messiah in the Tanakh) and that his image as a king on a throne (we can project ourselves into the role of king) is one of the key images shown in the landscape within God's "Temple". I emphasize Cyrus because if you look at the Jewish bible called the Tanakh - the last book is Chronicles II. The last verse is "Thus said Cyrus king of Persia: Hashem, God of Heaven, has given to me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has commanded me to build Him a Temple in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is there a among you of His entire people -- May Hashem His God be with him, and let him go up!" Most people would read this as Cyrus saying this while the Jews were captive in Babylonia and refer to Cyrus' freeing them so they could build the second temple in Jerusalem. I read this as him talking about a New Jerusalem which correlates with the "Tabernacle" that holds the images I show - which by the way are the same images present in describing the Cherubim that guards the Ark of the Testament - and is present in Ezekiel's visions which also involve UFO types of imaging. These animals also represent the astrological fixed cross - Taurus (the Ox/Bull, Scorpio (The higher form of the Eagle), Leo (the Lion) and Aquarius (the human child). All of these images are better viewed on the home page of my website www.oracleofthephoenix.com They are labeled in a very light blue so it is easier to see them on the map. My recent work has been around digging further into why these images? 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