In memory of the Rev. Robert Taylor,who was called “The Devil’s Chaplain.”
In this blog,hopefully we will understand why Jesus and his cousin John the Baptist are born 6 months apart in scripture.
And help us see why John says the following at John 3:30.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
And again we will see the 4 elements (earth,air,fire and water) hidden right in front of our eyes in the scriptures.
So lets get started!
The book of Luke 1:26-35 tells us about John and Jesus being two cousins!
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26 “In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.”
According to the bible verses above,the Angel Gabriel visited Mary to tell her she was about to become pregnant.However did you notice her cousin Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant already,when she was told this?
We can discern from the above that there are 6 months between the birth of John and Jesus.
John is the older cousin,Jesus the younger.
We know by tradition that Jesus is born on the 25th of December at the Winter Solstice.
However, isn’t it a coincidence that John the Baptist day is on June the 24th,at the opposite end of the yearly cycle?
It’s called St. John’s day after John the Baptist.
Jesus and John just happen to be born 6 months apart,and the summer and winter solstice happen to be 6 months apart.Again,this could just be a coincidence.
At the Winter Solstice we have Christmas time,representing the birth of Jesus or the birth of increasing light.The “old” sun has reached the end of its old cycle and is now “born again” as the new sun for the new year.
Christmas occurs at the darkest time of year!
The Summer Solstice is St Johns Day,where the sun is at it’s highest.
St. John’s Day occurs at the lightest time of year!
On the above diagram,you can see the head of the year at the Summer Solstice/John the Baptist Day,where the sun is at the Tropic of Cancer.
And the foot of the year at the Winter Solstice/Jesus Day/Christmas/Tropic of Capricorn.
Do you notice the arrows decreasing after the Summer Solstice?
And the arrows increasing after the Winter Solstice,as the light starts to return.
Is it just another coincidence that John says this in the bible book of John chapter 3 verse 30,as mentioned before.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
The light decreases after the summer solstice,the only way is down as the Sun’s light and power starts to recede after the longest day.
And conversely,the light increases after the winter solstice,the only way is up!
The two solstices are 6 months apart.
Jesus and his cousin John are two representations of the solstices and the workings of light!
Notice again that I said St. Johns Day is the head of the year above?
The Summer Solstice is the top of the year,the acme,the zenith…..The head……and after the summer solstice,the head is no longer.
And didn’t John the Baptist lose his head?
John the Baptist Beheaded
14 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus, 2 and he said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4 for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.
6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted 10 and had John beheaded in the prison. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12 John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
The first verse above calls Herod the “tetrarch.” “Tetra” means “four.”(see my blog “The hidden knowledge” for more on the four)
John’s beheading is an allegory of the Summer Solstice and the Sun losing its power!
Moreover, I also said the Winter Solstice is the foot of the year.
And didn’t Jesus get a nail in his feet?
Doesn’t the first prophecy in the bible say this….
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
The above verse is talking about the cycle of the year.
Each “ruler” in turn deposes the previous “ruler” who reigned for six months.
The hero gets hit in the foot,or heel.(Achilles and Krishna (Christ) for example).
Here is a bit of mystical knowledge that might be of interest to you,the “foot” is actually the penis(the same thing is meant when a mythical hero gets wounded in his thigh or side)…more in a later blog,but ponder on this for now…the head is a creative centre of thoughts and ideas (higher realms)…..and the penis and generative area is a creative centre of matter and life/generation.(lower realms).
The serpent gets it in the head…i.e…a death blow.
This is all metaphor informing us that light always overcomes darkness!
You can light a dark room with a small candle light,can you not?
But you can’t darken a lit room by shining a “darkness torch” into it.
Light always overcomes darkness.
The bible says the same thing by saying the wife is always subservient to the husband
In other words the emotions (female/darkness/winter/passive/death) must always be subservient to the mind(male/light/summer/active/life).
However…..back to the 4 elements
In the above post about the 4 elements above you will learn that two elements are “female”…..earth and water.
And two are “male”….air and fire.
And by male and female,I mean like the positive and negative terminals on a battery,not just sexuality…the two polarities in nature.
In ancient temples they were symbolized by the two pillars of the temple…such as Jachin and Boaz in the Temple of Solomon.
So when you see two pillars at the outside of a temple….think of them as the anode and cathode,or positive and negative terminals on a battery.
The positive and negative in an electric plug.
Those two polarities reside throughout nature.
Summer and Winter….Summer is male…and Winter is female.
Active and Passive.
Innies and Outties : )
The masculine force projects outwards…active.
The feminine force is receptive/attractive (and aren’t women attractive?)…passive.
After St. Johns Day,at the Summer Solstice,the light gets less and less each day.
Its as if the earth is drawing breath inward and retreating…..growth slows down and stops. (passivity).
Yet..after Christmas Day,the opposite occurs.The earth starts to breathe out again……the light gets stronger (Activity).
Its the yin and the yang of the East.
You should be able to notice these 4 elements in the discourse between john the baptist and Jesus.
John representing the negative/female/earthly elements….Earth and Water.
And Jesus representing the positive elements……Air and Fire.
John the baptizer identifies himself with the element earth at John 3:31.
“The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.”
Notice john identifies himself with earth? (coincidence?)
Further proof of his “earthiness” comes from the book of Matthew chapter 3…
Where it tells us in verse 1.
“John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness”
“John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey”
Earthy motifs surround John the Baptist.
Yet he is associated with the element water also.
6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
john baptized with water as he even tells us in verse 11
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance”
John represents the elements EARTH and WATER!
So what about his (6 months younger) cousin Jesus.Does he represent the other two positive elements? (Namely Fire and Air)
Let John himself answer from the same verse…..again verse 11 of Matthew chapter 3.
“But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire“
Notice John says Jesus will baptize with fire!Now we have 3 of the 4 elements…the third being FIRE.
Where is AIR though?
The Latin word for Air is Spiritus….Spirit!
So when John says Jesus will baptize with spirit,he is talking about the element AIR!
So we again have the 4 elements hidden in front of us in plain sight in the scriptures.
Earth and water….symbolized in the figure of John the Baptist.
Air and fire…..symbolized in the character of Jesus!
Earth and water are the lower/earthly/passive elements………subservient to the active elements.
Earth and Water are the realms below.
And the active elements are fire and air.These are the higher/active/male elements from the realms above.
And isn’t it interesting that Jesus said this at John 8:23.
This is also why the apostle Paul was teaching the Israelites this concerning John in the book of acts 13:25.
“As John was completing his work, he said: ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not the one you are looking for. But there is one coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”
Because the feminine elements are subservient to the masculine elements.
Matter is subservient to spirit.
Important info ahead…….Darkness is subservient to light…and Evil is subservient to Good!
Once more,”matter” is “mater,””mother,” “mudder.” And isn’t mud made of Earth and Water?
Pater is pattern/father….the father that imprints the pattern into matter and gives it form.
And as I’ve said over and over,once YOU get the PATTERN,you will start to see these things for yourself.
Are you starting to see it yet?
It’s the holy science!
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