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A New Light Dawns!
|As ZEBEDEE, Simon Magus was owner and operator of the Gospel "Fishing Boat" of Matthew, Mark, and Luke|
|As LAZARUS, Simon Magus was one of Jesus' closest friends, along with his "sisters" MARY and MARTHA. But as SIMON the Canaanite, SIMON the Leper, SIMON the Pharisee, and especially SIMON ZELOTES, he was a major problem to the Essenes and to Jesus. And therefore a COVER-UP became necessary. As a leader of ZEALOTS, he was partly responsible for the Crucifixion of Jesus!|
QUESTION: How was the PROMINENT ROLE played by SIMON MAGUS in the Gospel Years covered up during the crucifixion and afterwards?
ANSWER: During the crucifixion Simon Magus became yet another SIMON -- He became SIMON of Cyrene, who was forced by Roman soldiers to carry Jesus' cross when Jesus fell under the weight of carrying his own cross.
Matthew 27:32 "And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to bear his cross."
Mark 15:21 "And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross."
Luke 23:26 "And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus."
The true story behind the Gospel cover-up is that Simon Magus as Simon the Zealot was carrying his own cross, having been found guilty of insurrection against Rome and murder of a Roman soldier in a "demonstration".
Simon was one of the TWO
THIEVES crucified with Jesus!
QUESTION: Where is the real story told SYMBOLICALLY by Jesus himself?
ANSWER: In Revelation chapter 11, which chapter was written by Jesus himself, and not by "John".
Revelation 11:3 "And I will give power unto my TWO WITNESSES, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth."
4 "These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth."
Modern would-be prophets and Evangelical ministers have tried to interpret these verses LITERALLY as a prophecy for a future return of MOSES and ELIJAH (from clues in later verses) who they suppose will prophesy for 3 1/2 years (1260 days) in our time.
But they are missing the point that there is a literal component to this prophecy based on what really happened at Jesus' crucifixion. Jesus was one of these two witnesses as MOSES, and Simon Magus the other as ELIJAH. As we proceed we'll see that this was true in the past, while modern prophecy ideas are just speculation!
7 "And when they have finished their testimony (after 3 1/2 years), the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit (ROME) shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them." Three persons were crucified, but only two survived, Jesus Christ and Simon Magus. Judas Iscariot, the third, stayed dead.
8 "And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified." Here the "great city" is Qumran, which is also "Sodom" (Dead Sea area) and "Egypt" Theudas' Egyptian theology.
11 "And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them that saw them." Spirit (Holy Ghost) and "great fear" are both quite specific for the Charismatic work and teachings of Simon Magus in the 30s of AD.
12 "And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them." The artistic picture shown above is unusual in that usually only Jesus Christ is shown ascending in a cloud, but here there are two figures, not one. To the Essenes, Qumran was "heaven" and one of the Essenes had the job of escorting people to Qumran "heaven" as "the cloud".
Simon Magus as the
While all the gospels agree that there were three people crucified not just one on "Good Friday" of "Crucifixion Week", and the fate of Jesus and of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him are dealt with, the fate and identity of the other crucified person is left open to question, other than in the Revelation 11 story of the "two witnesses."
However, the Luke story in which Jesus promises one of the two thieves crucified with him an immediate ("today") place in "paradise" connects so well with the Revelation 11 story of the "two witnesses" that I will relate it here as another evidence that Jesus himself did not completely abandon his religious and political partner at Qumran to the dust-bin of Church history, but that this hatchet-job was done later by Peter and Paul. And of course the Roman Catholic Church three centuries later at the Council of Nicaea under orders of the Roman Emperor Constantine.
Matthew 27:38 "Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand and another on the left."
Mark 15:25 "And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. 27 "And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left."
John 19:18 "Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst."
Luke 23:32 "And there were two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death."
33 "And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left."
39 "And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us."
Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?"
41 "And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss."
42 "And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom."
43 "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise."
NOTE that it makes complete sense to place here right after this statement by Jesus the other statement he made later in Revelation 11:12 "And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them (Jesus and the "good theif" Simon Magus), Come up hither. And they ascended in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them."
QUESTION: How and why did Peter get Simon Magus, his early teacher, excommunicated?
At first, right after Peter's sermon at the Feast of Pentecost, Simon Peter and Simon Magus (as "John") got along fine, -- indeed they together healed a crippled man at the temple gate.
Acts 3:1 "Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. "
2 "And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple."
3 "Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms."
4 "And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us."
5 "And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them."
6 "Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk."
7 "And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength."
8 "And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God."
9 "And all the people saw him walking and praising God."
By the time we are reading Acts chapter 8, however, Simon Magus is down-graded to an outright villain, and appears under his most evil and uncomplimentary name
Simon the Sorcerer
Acts 8:9 "But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
10 "To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God."
11 "And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries."
By NOW, those who have been following me along the long trail of deceit and covering up of the real IDENTITY of Lazarus-Zebedee-Simon the Pharisee, Simon the Leper, Simon the Canaanite, Simon the Zealot, the "Good Thief", Pope John, and Simon the Sorcerer should not be surprised that I will continue my quest for the truth and LOOK NOW FOR THAT MAGICAL POINT IN TIME when "John" the Charismatic Healing Partner of Simon Peter at "the Gate called Beautiful" became the ENEMY of Peter, and also, from the emerging Christian Leadership point-of-view THE ENEMY OF GOD.
We find that MAGICAL POINT IN TIME in Acts chapter 5 in the story of ANANIAS and SAPPHIRA.
Ananias is Simon Magus
Sapphira is Helena
Acts 5:1 "But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it ---"
"---and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet." (now this story makes no sense at all unless we view it from an Essene perspective, in which any Essene official must have given eveything they own to join the Essenes, and from then onward are not allowed to own anything!)
3 "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?"
4 "While it remained, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God." Here the phrase thine own power is used by Luke to identify Simon Magus, who he will show in Acts 8:10b to have characteristically claimed to be the great power of God.
(Peter is here in effect scoffing at this claim by Ananias)
Acts 5:5 "And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things." Here as before the two words "great fear" are always used when we are speaking of the exploits of Simon Magus, so we can know that Ananias is really Simon Magus,
6 "And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him." This is intentionally deceitful -- Ananias was only excommunicated from the Essenes, not really dead.
7 "And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in."
8 "And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much."
9 "Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold. the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out."
10 "Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband."
11 "And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things." Here as before the two words "great fear" are always used when we are speaking of the exploits of Simon Magus, so we can know that Ananias and Sapphira are really Simon Magus and his consort Helena.
His "magical" reappearance as ANANIAS in Paul's conversion story.
I already gave you the story of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, in which a person named Ananias was instructed by a vision of Jesus as Lord to lay hands on Saul, which he did, and Saul, after being filled with the Holy Ghost, regained his sight and became the Apostle Paul.
NEXT QUESTION: How was the HOLY SPIRIT redefined by Simon Peter and the Essenes (but mostly by Luke the author of Acts) to allow an AUTHORITARIAN CHURCH LEADERSHIP to take over the role of the HOLY SPIRIT during the Dark Ages and Middle Ages?.
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