THE PATH OF INITIATION

BY:  JOHN LEWIS

JUNE 24, 2001

THE 13TH JUDGE

A MAN UNDER A VOW

INITIATION BEGINS

INVOLUTION

EVOLUTION

THE MYSTERIOUS RIDDLE

ASHKELON

WHEAT HARVEST

THE END OF WHEAT HARVEST [PENTECOST]

DIE HARDS OF PENTECOST

HARLOT IN THE HOUSE

BETRAYEL

GAZA REVISITED

THE RELEASE OF LIGHT

In this scheme of events called “life,” we are presented with many choices and there are many roads that all lead somewhere, even if it’s to a dead end. However, for the disciple that’s seeking true Enlightenment, there is only one path. The Path of Initiation, the Path that goes within, veering off to yet many smaller paths deeper into oneself. An Involution must precede each Evolution of consciousness. “The Path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18

The New Testament Greek word for “mystery” is musterion, which means to shut the mouth (sshhh), silence imposed by Initiation.

Jesus (Yahshua) often spoke to the multitudes in parables, however, to the inner circle He showed them the Path of Initiation into the mysteries of the Kingdom. Matt. 13:11 The Path of Initiation, which is oftentimes humiliating, is to determine if one is qualified to receive the rite of passage. This brings into mind the questioning of one’s character, which must be tried. Words like, Integrity, Courage, Loyalty, Commitment, Faith, Obedience, Sacrifice, and Love must become the garments of the one seeking Initiation. Question: What am I wearing? Selah.

The mysteries of the Kingdom are not always verbalized or written down, sometimes they are subtly expressed through nature, the starry sky, or through someone’s life. This will be reflected in a closer look at the life of Samson.

THE 13th JUDGE

Judges Chapter 13 starts off like many other places in this book, “the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD.” The reason why this seems so redundant is because they were spiritually immature (children of Israel). Keep in mind that this was during the period when there were no kings over Israel, and every man did what was right in his own eyes. This was a time of transition. In Joshua they won the victory, but before kingship authority is released, there must be judgment.

Every man doing what is right in his own eyes can be looked at 2 ways. (1) They were a bunch of lawless people that did whatever they pleased. (2) They were maturing to a level where they were becoming a law to themselves, and out of their perception of righteousness they made choices. Nevertheless, it was a time of great transition.

Verse 2 is exploding with information that sets the stage for a mighty deliverer. “And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of Dan, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not.”

Zorah means to scourge, oppress; hornets. Dan means judgment. Manoah means to be at rest. Through these names we will find Manoah’s progression to enlightenment that produces the Samson. We will study these names from the astrological and symbolic levels.

In the name Zorah is hidden the constellation of Scorpio. It is the only constellation that has the sting of death, as the hornets have stings. Dan further confirms that, the Zodiac sign of Scorpio was assigned to the tribe of Dan. In this sign there are 2 major symbols, the Eagle and the Scorpion. {Another clue to help you further understand Samson the Danite actions-Scorpio rules the genital area of the body, it represents, death and immortality, degeneration or regeneration.} Scorpio is also the 8th Zodiac sign in the heavens signifying, new beginning and immortality.

This is the progression of overcoming your fears and the sting of death (carnal mind), which is sin (Zorah). However, this can only take place as you allow judgment (Dan) unto life to come to your house. For judgment must begin at the house of God. Judgment only means becoming responsible, making proper decisions as the lower self-life dies. Then, the Scorpion nature is transformed into a beautiful Eagle to soar above the principalities into a place of rest (Manoah).

Manoah had progressed to a place of rest as many “Kingdom People,” but his wife (Soul) had not produced the enLIGHTenment and deliverance needed to go to the next level. In verse 3, the messenger or message was spoken to the wife (Soul) acknowledging her barrenness, but also giving her a promise. The Spirit of God is always speaking to bring life to our non productive areas of being. “You will bear a son.” In verse 24, Samson is born, his name means SunLIGHT, brilliant rays.

Samson is born in the 13th chapter and becomes the 13th Judge over Israel. He does not have a message; rather his life becomes a message. 12 male judges and 1 female (Deborah, means a bee) ruled Israel. Jacob had 13 children, which eventually formed the nation of Israel, 12 sons and 1 daughter (Dinah, mean God has judged). When the Hebrew Calendar is reset every several years based on astrology and agriculture there is a 13th month added. Is all this coincidence? The number 13 denotes Rebellion, we also see this in Revelation 13, the rebellious beast nature rising out of mass human consciousness. In Christian terminology, Samson represents the Church. On a much deeper level the life of Samson reveals your Path of Initiation.

A MAN UNDER A VOW

Samson was a man born under a vow that he did not make, or at least he wasn’t consciously aware he did. He was a Nazarite, one separated unto God. He could Not drink wine (partake of the deceitful pleasures of the world), cut his hair (humiliation), or touch any dead thing (carnal mind-sin consciousness).

Later in the story we find out that Samson broke every vow. This is where the Sovereignty of God comes in and overrules our actions. Samson’s weaknesses, wrong choices, and rebellion could not screw up God’s plan; actually it was necessary to fulfill divine purpose.

Before we incarnated into this physical realm, we agreed to be born into the family, and lifestyles we have experienced thus far. It was and is necessary for our complete development and soul evolution. “For those whom He foreknew {of whom He was aware and loved beforehand}, He also destined from the beginning {foreordaining them} to be molded into the image of His Son {and share inwardly His likeness}, that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:29 Amplified

When did God foreknow you if it was not before you became physical? It was from the beginning as He told Jeremiah. God’s Spirit and your spirit came into agreement. When was it planned, discussed, and agreed on that Jesus would be the ultimate sacrifice. “The Lamb of God was slain before the foundation of the world.” It was the same with you. Job was whining and complaining about his situation, in chapter 38 God interrogates him. “WHERE WERE YOU,” the eternal Voice resounds through human consciousness. We were all there, but don’t quite remember it yet.

All our good works or even our worse screw-ups cannot mess up the divine plan of God. He is working both His will and to do according to His good pleasure. Even our backsliding will correct us. This is not to say that we should make it a habit of stumbling. We will fulfill our destiny the easy way or the hard way; even if the Potter has to break the vessel and make it over again.

INITIATION BEGINS

“And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.” Judges 13:25 {Christian terminology-Now you’re saved and filled with the Spirit.}

The Path of Initiation begins while in the camp of Dan (judgment). This is where the sting of death is – Scorpio, which controls reproduction, life and death; the base or foundational energy center of the body. The base desires and drives are brought into divine judgment as the holy flame transmutes the lower passions of Zorah into more purer desires.

Eshtaol means searching, this is the searching of the heart, which speaks of the constellation of Leo. As the Spirit moves us at times in this level of initiation, we are challenged to search the heights and depths of our experience. This searching leads us to deal with the strong issues of the heart.

INVOLUTION

“And Samson went down to Timnath…” Judges 14:1 A genuine spiritual encounter will always cause the disciple to go down, or rather inward. The true way up is down and the way out is in, God’s way are opposite to ours. {Moses had to go to the desert, David went into the wilderness, Jesus driven into the desert, Paul went to the Arabian desert.}

Timnath means allotted, that which has been given to you. Part of the work of involution is to conquer the false self that’s filled with deception. Timnath, your flesh and soul realm.

Samson saw a woman, this represents he became aware of issues yet in the soul realm. She was a daughter of the Philistines, which means to roll in the dust. The soul (mind, will, emotion, intellect and imagination) has been contaminated by the Adamic (dust) nature. This is the foundation for expression of the soulic and fleshly desires. “Arise and shake yourself from the dust.”

“Then he went down to the vineyards of Timnath, and a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily and he tore the lion as he would have torn a goat, and he had nothing in his hands.” Verses 5-6

What is this Nazarite doing in a vineyard? He has a vow to not partake of that which comes from the vine. It is during the inward journey where the temptations and adversarial experiences take place. “The devil, your adversary goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.”

Samson completely mastered the lion, that which would have devoured him. This is mastery over the matters of the heart (relationships, emotions, bringing closure to old issues). Once the physical plane and fires of passion are overcome on this level, the fires transmutes into a wall of protection around you.

[This is the first level of initiation, going within dealing with the expressions of the lower self before you are allowed to evolve to the next level]. “After some time he returned…and saw the carcass of the lion, there was a swarm of bees and honey, he took it in his hand and went on eating.” Verses 8-9

EVOLUTION

What was this Nazarite doing touching dead things, plus, he’s unequally yoke to a Philistine. He’s breaking the law, won’t he screw up God’s plan?

On the Path of Initiation, the disciple learns to use every opposition for to his advantage. The lion that roared against Samson was in Timnath (allotted portion), representing it belonged to Samson. It is very easy to blame someone else, God or the devil for things that come to intimidate, harass, make us uncomfortable and challenge us. The truth is: It’s Your (My) Stuff.

You can be devoured by the circumstances of life, or you can overcome and allow them to become food for you. Honey which represents divine wisdom, and revelation knowledge is in the lion. (He that has ears to hear let him hear.)

Samson shares the sweetness of his victory with his father and mother, but he didn’t reveal to them the struggle, near death experience of the inward journey that produced such revelation. What religious system are you the offspring of? Who are your spiritual parents? Have you evolved far enough to know what to reveal and what to hide? Had Samson revealed how he received this honey (enlightenment), the religious thinking, imagination, intellect, and emotions of his parents would have shifted into overdrive. The sweetness and nutritional value of the honey would have been lost in their thoughts about the lion (devil).

THE MYSTERIOUS RIDDLE

Samson set forth a riddle, which was not to be solved till the 7th day; it was a 7-day feast. This speaks of the millenniums (7000 years), and the Feast of Tabernacles experience, the experience that we are coming into now.

“Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. Judges 14:14 They could not solve the riddle in 3 days. 3000 years from the time of Adam was the time of the kings, and David was ruling. In spite of all the spiritual warfare and victory, they still couldn’t solve the riddle, it was not yet time.

The 30 linen garments and 30 changes of raiment that Samson Promised brings us to the number 60, which reduces to the number of man. This was a Promise that would benefit humanity. [60 also typifies the Holy Place/ Pentecost, the realm of Promise; 30-fold, 60-fold.] 30 speaks also of maturity, completion. The linen garments represents humanity becoming aware of the righteousness of Christ that covers us. The 30 changed garments represents Immortality, the garment of flesh/skin swallowed up in life.

They tried to force this process and it couldn’t be done on the 3rd day from the first Adam, only in type could David illustrate it. However, the 3rd day or 3000 years from the last Adam (Christ), which is also the 7th day or 7000 years from the first Adam, the riddle will be completely solved, the day that we are now coming into. This is not a work of flesh, rather, the Spirit.

The soul has been lamenting and weeping for over 6000 years as Samson’s wife did. She did not want to experience the fires of purification, the Philistines had threatened to burn her house. The Philistines (human nature) eventually got what they wanted, it was not a personal revelation or experience, but it was from someone else. It was from Samson’s wife. That is Soul-Knowledge. While on the Path of Initiation one can find much information, which is good, however, the disciple must keep in mind that the tree of knowledge can only cause pride and produce death. It is the experiences of Life in the spirit that brings the real power. Judges 14:15-18

Because of the pressures of moving into the 7th day experience where the riddle of Life and Immortality is being unraveled, there is a need to stay balanced. And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew 30 men…” Judges 14:19. Life and Immortality is hidden in that which appears as death. It is in Timnath (you), not in a geographical place call heaven.

ASHKELON

This is another phase of Involution, this time it is at Ashkelon, which means weighing, balance. Astrologically speaking we see the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales/Balances, which was assigned to the tribe of Levi. Levi means joining together, united. Samson further confirms this by desiring to be joined (Levi) to his wife. Verses 19-20 After allowing the judgment of Dan (Scorpio) to come and dealing with basic human desires, overcoming the lion in Leo and dealing with the matters of the heart; there comes the strong realization for the need of Balance. (Another interesting observation is, Libra is ruled by Venus, which represents love and beauty). Libra represents the lower back, human strength that must come to an end.

This stage of your Involution will uncover many negative, ugly and unlovable circumstances, traits and emotions within you that will be projected out of you. The challenge is to Love and see that He has made everything Beautiful in its time.

The Scales also represent Justice and the love for justice at this level. Samson demonstrates this by killing 30 men. The number 30 also represents Outer Court or Salvation Experience; 30-fold. This is the progression beyond the elementary things of Christ, or the graduation from fundamentalism.

“But it came to pass after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her father would not suffer him to go in.” Judges 15:1

WHEAT HARVEST

.”..He went up to his father’s house.” Judges 14:19

Now the Evolution on yet another level… Time has passed, the anger in one stage has been dealt with, justice has come. The disciple is now practicing the art of Balance, or should be. Samson the Danite-Scorpio has a desire for Intimacy and this is developed during the Wheat Harvest, this harvest takes place during Pentecost (Feast of Weeks). Leviticus 23:15-22

Because of the past experiences the Initiate is driven to a place of Intimacy, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire further ignites him. Samson comes with a kid (goat), this was for sacrifice as was required during the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost). However, looking a little deeper, we can see the power of a transformed life. The goat to be sacrificed is yet again another apart of the lower self being revealed and recognizing the need for Atonement (sin-offering).

Astrologically speaking this is Capricornus the Sea-Goat, which was assigned to the tribe of Naphatali. Naphtali means wrestling to overcome. This is the internal struggling within as the angel who holds the key unlocks the abyss in you, which releases all that’s been suppressed. The angel is the message or messenger with revelatory words of authority. This is the power of Transformation as seen in Capricornus, it is a fish becoming a goat.

However, Samson’s father-in-law does not allow him to be intimate with his wife, no union between spirit and soul. Our religious parents of traditional legalistic mindsets have prevented many from that personal relationship with the Christ by doctrines and traditions of men. Religious leader have sought to take the place of Almighty God. This has caused much Confusion, Anger and Frustration as is seen in Samson. Judges 15:3-5

THE END OF WHEAT HARVEST (PENTECOST)

“And Samson went and caught 300 foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.” Judges 15:4-5

Further Evolution of the Initiate is to move beyond Pentecost. The Fire must come to Pentecost to transmute it to a new and higher expression. The Fire also burned Samson’s wife (soul realm) and father-in-law (religious organization/thought which produced that elementary level of expression).

A closer look at this will reveal even more that must be encountered on the Path of Initiation. When we solved the riddle, the number was 30, now we have the number 300 which speaks of Deliverance for the Whole Man. This is spirit=100, soul=100, body=100, Fullness-100 fold. Or at least this is hinting toward that expression.

Why the foxes? It is the little fox that spoils (twist-pervert) the vine, Christ the I Am the True Vine in mankind. Songs of Solomon 2:15, John 15 In ancient cultures the foxes, especially the red foxes in Rome were burned to appease the red planet Mars. Mars represents Aggression, Warfare, and Control. Astrologically speaking, Mars rules the Zodiac sign of Aries, which was assigned to the tribe of Gad. Gad means a troop is coming to overcome.

Again we see the Fire that’s been projected outside must become internal, the Anger, Bitterness, and Frustration of Pentecost must not be suppressed, but focused into something positive. (Aries represents the Head, the fires must purge all carnality).

Now the Initiate as he yet evolves upward must find that stability within himself, this is signified as Samson goes to the Rock of Etam. Etam mean bird of prey, hawk. You have gone deep within and have come forth with many victories and hard lesson at this point. Now you are allowed to soar and see things from higher perspective; at least for a while.

DIE HARDS OF PENTECOST

“Then 3000 men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Don’t you know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.” Judges 15:11

Yet a higher stage of the disciples Evolution while on the Path of Initiation is the confrontation with the elders, there are 3000 of them. This is the reasoning, challenging, and questioning of your new experience and revelation of the Christ within. All of the old traditions, rules, sermons heard, cultural, and biological junk comes to the surface. They have come to get you off the rock of Etam, you are seeing too much, you are too high (arrogant), they protest. Don’t you know that the Philistines (flesh, old ideas, religion) rule us? You are upsetting things, moving us out of the box. {The religious people seemed to be more concerned with pleasing the Philistines/world, than deliverance} Just be satisfied and let things remain the way they are. The men made this very personal (self pity).

On the day of Pentecost 3000 were saved and added to the Church, Acts 2. This is the 60-fold realm that seeks to subdue the LIGHT, Samson (sunLight). Inside these are the thoughts that challenge the Initiate, projected outside it is people close to your heart (spiritual leaders, spouse, friend). Remember these were men from Judah (Praiser of God). Astrologically speaking it is Leo which corresponds with the heart, Lion of the tribe of Judah.

The 3000 men of Judah, representing people closely related to him and internal reasoning brought him down from the rock of Etam. This here is another phase of Involution after soaring in the high places. They bound him with 2 new cords, verse 13.

The 2 new cords represent the Duality (double-mindedness) that must be dealt with inside, the questions and fears that are being projected from the 3000 elders of ancient thinking. Astrologically speaking this signifies the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins, which was assigned to the tribe of Benjamin. Benjamin has 2 names, Benoni, son of suffering, and Benjamin, son of authority. When Duality (good/evil) mentality is swallowed up, the authority can manifest.

Out of the suffering of this challenge to move beyond Pentecost comes great victory. The Spirit of the LORD is released mightily as the All Consuming Fire burns off the bondages of duality. With the jawbone of an ass the victory is won. The Holy Ghost manifests in the mouth through languages (speech), and the ass is considered a dumb animal. However, it was through the mouth of an ass the prophet Balaam was rebuked. At this level it becomes more evident how God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. The Initiate realizes some of those thoughts that appeared so far out were actually right on, verse 14.

Nevertheless, to move yet into a deeper and higher phase of Involution and Evolution, the jawbone of the ass must be thrown away, verse 17. “When I became a man I put away childish things.” The thirst within for more of God released the foreshadowing and experience of the next age, Aquarius.

“And God split a hollow place in the jaw, and there came out water.” Aquarius means Outpouring, this Zodiac sign was assigned to the tribe of Reuben, which means “look, a son.” This is the realization of your sonship, no more infancy and adolecency. Aquarius is the 7th Zodiac Age that corresponds with the 7th Feast of the 7th day, Tabernacles (Sukkot). In this Feast was the ritual of pouring out water and wine on the sacrifice. However, before this experience is fully realized, there are even deeper issues that must be dealt with on the Path of Initiation.

HARLOT IN THE HOUSE

Samson goes down to Gaza (human strength) and discovers a whore and sleeps with her. Judges 16:1 After all of the wonderful revelations, experiences, visions and victories; if the Initiate depends on human ability to complete his Involution, he will fail every time.

The whore is that part of us from the soulish realm that would compromise and give up the precious and sacred for a bowl of beans, position, fame or fortune. It is the part that yet longs to please man and receive praise from him. The disciple must overcome her and not give her seed (life), lest the mighty men of Gaza (human strength/wisdom), thoughts from the carnal mind encompass you. Verse 2

Astrologically speaking we find the Zodiac sign of Cancer the Crab, which speaks of holding and taking possession of. Cancer is ruled by the Moon (night time), reflected light of the soul. Cancer was assigned to the tribe of Issachar, which means, payment for services, hire. This is demonstrated in the work of the harlot.

Samson arose during the midnight, a dark hour under the influences of the Moon, an Evolution took place. He removed the limitations of which that realm typifies as the gate of the city and bars, and went to the top of a hill before Hebron. The iron bars and gate represents the hardness and strength of the lower-self that must be removed. A house divided can not stand, so he took this to Hebron, which means Unity, joined together.

Herein is the mystical union of spirit and soul that can only be joined together in the high places. Out of this experience is the spiritual strength formed within to take the Initiate to the deepest depths of his journey within to face the most cunning and deceitful area of his soul. Her name is Delilah.

BETRAYAL

Delilah means, to languish, oppress, and dry up. She lives in the metaphysical Valley of Sorek, deep within the human experience. Sorek means to hiss, entice, and pierce the eyes. In this phase of Involution, the Initiate must lose All to experience the reality of Tabernacles (Sukkot).

On an astrologically level Delilah represents the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. The tribe of Zebulon, which means dwelling place, habitation corresponds with this experience. Virgo represents the solar plexus (stomach). This is the seat of human desires, however, when overcome is the base of power. “Out of your belly shall flow rivers of living waters.” This is the experience of Betrayal, which each Initiate must endure before coming to the end of his Path and receiving Full EnLIGHTenment. “Samson loved…Deliah.” verse 4 The love for purity and righteousness draws the disciple into the depths of testing that he might complete his Evolution. It is necessary for someone whom you love and trust to betray you, only they can cause the pain that is needed to completely kill the false self that’s hiding deep within. Joseph was betrayed by his brother. David was betrayed by his son. Jesus was betrayed by his Apostle, Judas.

As Samson made his dwelling place with Delilah, the dictators of the flesh (lords of the Philistines) sought to afflict him. Delilah, the woman he loved pressed him for secrets daily. Jesus told us, “give not that which is holy (sacred) unto the dogs and don’t cast your pearls before swine, lest they turn and use your revelations against. Why? Dogs and swine. A dog can be the most loyal friend, but in a moments notice he can become a vicious attacker. Swine will take that which is sacred and defile it, using it as a license to transgress, then blame you for their uncleanness. Judges 16:5

Samson said if I am bound with 7 green cords never dried, I will become as any other man, verse 7. Astrologically speaking, this refers to the Pleiades (7-stars) in the Zodiac sign of Taurus the Bull. “Can you bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion.” Job 38:31 Pleiades in the Syriac language means Sukkot. Orion means He comes forth a Light. (Remember Samson means SunLIGHT). Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus which represents Love. The binding and loosening of the Initiate on this level brings him to the complete end of his human abilities as he taps into the unlimited power of Love.

The Zodiac sign of Taurus was assigned to the house of Joseph (Ephraim/Manasseh), which speak of Sonship (maturity), Fruitfulness, and Overcoming the past afflictions.

Finally, Samsom reveals the secret. This is the last vow to be broken. He has been in the Vineyards of Timnath (wine), and he touched death by retrieving honey from the carcass of the lion. Now he will get his head shaved. A shaved head is actually a mystical rite used by many Secret Societies on the Path of Initiation. Samson has never had a hair cut, the 7-locks of hair further signifies the Pleiadian Experience which will be revealed and experienced as we enter this new age.

From a Biblical prospective we see the 7-Spirits of God that the Church should be governed by, signifying His Fullness.

1) Spirit of Yahweh

2) Spirit of Wisdom

3) Spirit of Knowledge

4) Spirit of Understanding

5) Spirit of Counsel

6) Spirit of Might

7) Spirit of Reverence of God Isaiah 11:2

This deep Involution causes vexation to Samson, as he falls asleep to the physical he is awakened to a new dimension and realizes that he is just like every other man. The Pride of being special/anointed has gone. He does his Pentecostal shake the way he was used to doing it, but nothing happens. The LORD was summoning him to a yet deeper realm. Judges 16:20

GAZA REVISITED

Our Father loves us so much that He will continue to deal with our lives until every avenue becomes an expression of Him. When the Believer says, “Have your way God,” He will do just that. If that means breaking us over and over again, bringing us to the depth of our being he will do that. Samson loses his sight and he must now truly walk by Faith. He is bound with brass, which speaks of judgment to the flesh. He’s imprisoned, at least by the physical appearances. He’s grinding meal as he demonstrates the law of circularity, the spiral energy that unleashes the supernatual. “Howbeit, the hair of Samson began to grow.” Judges 16:21-22

The final stage of Samson’s Evolution is filled with prophetic indicators and typology. “Now the lords of the Philistines gathered together to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice. And they said: “Our god has delivered into our hands Samson our enemy!” Judges 16:23

Dagon was the Fish-god, head and arms of a man and body of a fish… the deity of fertility and abundance, worshipped by the Philistines. Astrologically speaking this is the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fishes. The tribe that was assigned to this is Simeon which means hearing from God. This is also the Zodiac sign that was assigned to the nation of Israel and later adopted by Christianity. (This is why we see the fish on bumper stickers, jewelry, etc).

Those who are progressing on the Path of Initiation will be seen as a threat to the worldly and religious systems of the Piscean Age. They will not understand your commitment, dedication, and willingness to sacrifice ALL to win Christ. Forces within and without will try to make you conform to the status quo, and what is perceived as normal. Your ability to see by Faith what others cannot and hear – what others will not – intimidates them. verse 23

THE RELEASE OF LIGHT

“So they called for Samson from the prison, and he performed for them. And they stationed him between the pillars. Then Samson said to the lad who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars which support the temple, so that I can lean on them. “Now the temple was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there – about three thousand men and women on the roof watching while Samson performed. Judges 16:25-27

The soul has now been purified, all the Involutions necessary for complete Evolution are accomplished. Out of the darkness of the prison (physical-soulic realm) comes Samson (SunLIGHT) This is indeed the coming of Christ in man. The Initiate is not walking his own way, but he is led by a lad (child). Jesus said, “Except we humble ourselves and become as a child, we can in no way enter into this kingdom within.” A young child shall lead them, this is indeed the Man-Child of Revelation 12. He is no longer childish, playing with the religious harlots and their limited doctrines, he has put away childish things. However, he is child-like, ready to learn and believes all, sees the good in all.

Religion and mass consciousness will always want a performance. They will say, “If you’re really a Son of God give us a sign, work a miracle.” Samson said let me feel the two pillars which supports the temple. Astrologically speaking this is the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Centaur. The Centaur has 2 natures, half man and half horse. This has been the support of the Piscean Judeo-Christian Age. The duality must be merged into Oneness, no longer drawing from the sense of humanity (human), only Diety (horse). The tribe Asher which means happy, blessed was assigned to this Zodiac.

The pillars also foreshadow Samson’s or the Initiates final Initiation. In all the ancient Mystery Schools (Schools of Prophets) there are the 2 Pillars. We also see this in Solomon’s Temple, they are called Jachin (He shall establish) and Boaz (In His strength). They represent the 2 elements of Wind and Fire as was seen on the day of Pentecost, however, at this level it is intensified.

Samsom called to God and said “Re-Member me…” verse 28. This is the restoration of human to the divine, the putting back together and release of who you really are. In this re-membering, flash backs of your pre-existence, purpose, and position is fully realized.

There were 3000 men and women upon the roof. These are the same 3000 encountered before, only now they manifest out of the highest place (roof) of soulic consciousness. To add to this mockery from the soul and outward forces, there is contrast and contradiction (male and female). They also represent the Religious realm (Pentecost) of the Piscean Age.

Samson was more successful in his death than in his life, the 3000 were destroyed and Babylon fell. The infrastructure of our belief system based in the Pisces Age (Dagon-the Fish-god) must come to an end. Christianity as it has been express with it’s limitations, control, self-righteousness, and pride will never produce the Sons and Daughters of Light. Samson brought an end to the Age of the Fish (Dagon). Dagon and his temples in many Canaanitish cultures were in most instances built near a dung hill. {Much of what we have seen in the Modern day Piscean Age religions is unclean waste made up of doctrines and traditions of men. It Stinks!}

“Samson judged Israel 20 years.” Judges 16:31 This is symbolic of 2000 years of Christianity. At the end of 20 (2000) years, the temple of Dagon was destroyed, Babylon is falling internally and externally. We have come to Age of the Outpouring (Aquarius) of God’s Fullness.

Judges 13:25 “And the Spirit of the LORD began to move upon him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.”

Judges 16:31 “Then his brothers and his father’s whole family went down to get him. They brought him back and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father. He had led Israel twenty years.”

Samson the bringer of Light had come full circle, as the movements of the starry heavens travel, and the universe in the spiral of life. He had overcome the power of death in Zorah (Scorpio), which is transmuted into Life and Creativity. He is released from the Scorpion to become the Eagle he always was. In Eshtaol (Leo) the searching of the heights and depths are satisfied. The emotions and matters of the heart are healed. There are no more adversaries to roar against him, instead, he has become the king of the beastly nature, Judah‘s Lion. So it is with every disciple on the Path of Initiation that leads to LIFE. Listen to the eternal internal Voice of the Christ shouting, I AM the Way (PATH) that brings Truth, and Life.

Scorpio is the 8th Zodiac sign of the heavens, 8 speaks of new beginnings, resurrection and immortality. Leo is the 5th Zodiac sign, 5 speaks of Grace, the gifts. 8+5=13.  This wonderful gift of Immortality has been given by the Grace of God, not of our works, righteousness, or religious persuasions.

Earlier we dwelt with the negative connotations surrounding the number 13 and Samson being the 13th Judge, coming forth in the 13th chapter. now let look at the positive side. The number 13 can represent Overcoming, and Mastery. One who has mastered the 12 phases of Involution and Evolution as portrayed in the life of Samson, the tribes of Israel and the constellations comes to the number 13. 13 or 1+3=4. 4 is the number of material creation, or overcoming the material plane, thereby, becoming Whole. There is then no more judgment (judges), only Kingship authority.

Evolution is the power to change and to change is to die to all that is considered real. This figurative death and burial brings you to the Father, wherein is REST (Manoah). verse 31

STAY ON THE PATH.

In Christed,

 

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