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What God says about Israel, and why we know we are in the last days!

 By B. Walker

 
What God says about Israel; I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you!

How do we know we are in the last days? Israel becomes a Nation in one day as spoken of in bible prophecy. The City of Jerusalem!  God says I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling and a rock of offense. Why are the Jews not settling for the land for peace? Because the terrorists usurpers, the so called Palestinians want Jerusalem as their Capital. Why do I use the term usurpers?

The latest scientific researches prove that the Philistines were of Greek descent and they were speaking Greek! This may seem amazing but not too difficult to understand, Cyprus is close to that region and Greeks have been dominating the island for the last 4000 years against all odds and history as well as Archeology proves this.



One of the first historical peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean was the Philistines (Palestinians). They were originally Greeks. After them other peoples took over the region and the Philistines were lost forever. The ones who call themselves "Palestinians" today are mostly Arabs of Syria and Israel and they have nothing to do with the Ancient Greek Philistines. They are only using the geographical name of the region as a national name to lay claim to the lands God gave to Israel. "The name Palestine refers to a region of the eastern Mediterranean coast from the sea to the Jordan valley and from the southern Negev desert to the Galilee lake region in the north. The word itself derives from "Plesheth", a name that appears frequently in the Bible and has come into English as "Philistine". Plesheth, (root palash) was a general term meaning rolling or migratory. This referred to the Philistine's invasion and conquest of the coast from the sea. The Philistines were not Arabs nor even Semites, they were most closely related to the Greeks originating from Asia Minor and Greek localities. They did not speak Arabic. They had no connection, ethnic, linguistic or historical with Arabia or Arabs."

The same thing is happening with the so called “Republic of Macedonia". Those people are West Bulgarians of Turkish origin and their language is Slavic but they use the geographical name of the region as a national name while the Ancient Macedonians were Greeks.

In both cases, there is no relation between "Macedonians" and "Palaistinians" with anything Greek. They don't have any relation with the Greek language or the Greek civilization. Now what is true is that we have a conflict between the sons of Ishmael, and the sons of Isaac, this is at the heart of the matter. One son being Isaac the son of promise, and Ishmael the one rejected and cast out whose mother was Hagar. Symbolically Ishmael became a great Archer, Gen. 21:20. Ishmael and his mother were cast out by Abraham and they wondered in the wilderness of Beersheba, The town was founded by the Israelites during the 10th century BC, on the site of what is today referred to as Tel Be'er Sheva, after the land was conquered by King David. According to the Bible, wells were dug by Abraham and Isaac when they arrived there. According to the Bible, Beersheba was the southernmost city of the territories actually settled by Israelites, hence the expression "from Dan to Beersheba" to describe the whole kingdom. Beersheba is mentioned in the Book of Genesis in connection with Abraham and his pact with Abimelech. Isaac built an altar in Beersheba (Genesis 26:23–33). Jacob had his dream about a stairway to heaven after leaving Beersheba. (Genesis 28:10–15 and 46:1–7). Beersheba was the territory of the tribe of Shimon and Judah (Joshua 15:28 and 19:2). The prophet Elijah took refuge in Beersheba when Jezebel ordered him killed (I Kings 19:3). The sons of the prophet Samuel were judges in Beersheba (I Samuel 8:2). Saul, Israel's first king, built a fort for his campaign against the Amalekites (I Samuel 14:48 and 15:2–9). The prophet Amos mentions the city in regard to idolatry (Amos 5:5 and 8:14) Later Hagar and Ishmael dwelt in the land of Paran modern day Mecca, and his mother Hagar who was at least in part Egyptian took a wife for Ishmael who was from the land of Egypt, they learned to follow the religion of the Babylonians who worshipped Nergal who is now proven to be none other than Nimrod who was said also to be a mighty hunter before the Lords and built the tower of Babel. To understand what this means we must dig further into history and that of who is Nergal and what was this religion in Babylon with the main seat of his cult at Cuthah (Cush) represented by the mound of Tell-Ibrahim. According to the Tanakh, Cuthah was one of the five Syrian and Mesopotamian cities from which Sargon II, King of Assyria, brought settlers to take the places of the exiled Israelites (2 Kings 17:24-30). II Kings relates that these settlers were attacked by lions, and interpreting this to mean that their worship was not acceptable to the deity of the land, they asked Sargon to send someone to teach them, which he did. The result was a mixture of religions and peoples, the latter being known as "Cuthim" in Hebrew and as "Samaritans" to the Greeks. Kutha is also the name of the capital of the Sumerian underworld, Irkalla


In the Assyrian inscriptions "Cutha" occurs on the Shalmaneser obelisk, line 82, in connection with Babylon. Shulgi (formerly read as Dungi), King of Ur III, built the temple of Nergal at Cuthah, which fell into ruins, so that Nebuchadnezzar II had to rebuild the "temple of the gods, and placed them in safety in the temple". This agrees with the Biblical statement that the men of Cuthah served Nergal. Josephus places Cuthah, which for him is the name of a river and of a district, in Persia, and Neubauer says that it is the name of a country near Kurdistan. What we learn from this is that this area was known as the Land of Cush and the Cushite peoples.

The so-called "Legend of the King of Cuthah", a fragmentary inscription of the Akkadian literary genre called narû, written as if it were transcribed from a royal stele, is in fact part of the "Legend of Naram-Sin" Also known as the Moon God, not to be read as history, found in the cuneiform library at Sultantepe, north of Harran. Sumu-la-El, a king of the 1st Babylonian Dynasty, rebuilt the city walls of Kutha. The city was later defeated by Hammurabi of Babylon in the 39th year of his reign Nergal is mentioned in the Hebrew bible as the deity of the city of Cuth (Cuthah (or Cush): "And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal" (2 Kings, 17:30). He is the son of Enlil and Ninlil.

Nergal actually seems to be in part a solar deity, sometimes identified with Shamash, but only a representative of a certain phase of the sun. Portrayed in hymns and myths as a god of war and pestilence, Nergal seems to represent the sun of noontime and of the summer solstice that brings destruction, high summer being the dead season in the Mesopotamian annual cycle.

 

Nergal was also the deity who presides over the netherworld, and who stands at the head of the special pantheon assigned to the government of the dead (supposed to be gathered in a large subterranean cave known as Aralu or Irkalla). In this capacity he has associated with him a goddess Allatu or Ereshkigal, though at one time Allatu may have functioned as the sole mistress of Aralu, ruling in her own person. In some texts the god Ninazu is the son of Nergal and Allatu/Ereshkigal. Ordinarily Nergal pairs with his consort Laz. Standard iconography pictured Nergal as a lion, and boundary-stone monuments symbolise him with a mace surmounted by the head of a lion. This I believe is what the original Sphinx stood for.

Nergal's fiery aspect appears in names or epithets such as Lugalgira, Sharrapu ("the burner," a reference to his manner of dealing with outdated teachings). A certain confusion exists in cuneiform literature between Ninurta and Nergal. Nergal has epithets such as the "raging king," the "furious one," and the like. A play upon his name—separated into three elements as Ne-uru-gal (lord of the great dwelling) -- expresses his position at the head of the nether-world pantheon.

In the late Babylonian astral-theological system Nergal is related to the planet Mars. As a fiery god of destruction and war, Nergal doubtless seemed an appropriate choice for the red planet, and he was equated by the Greeks either to the combative demigod Heracles (Latin Hercules) or to the war-god Ares (Latin Mars) -- hence the current name of the planet. In Babylonian ecclesiastical art the great lion-headed colossi serving as guardians to the temples and palaces seem to symbolise Nergal, just as the bull-headed colossi probably typify Ninurta I cover this more in-depth on my website.

Nergal's chief temple at Cuthah bore the name Meslam (Muslim), from which the god receives the designation of Meslamtaeda or Meslamtaea (also associated with the god Marduk) I believe that Marduk also represents the first horsemen of the Apocalypse and this being President Obama, "the one that rises up from Meslam" (Islam). The name Meslamtaeda/Meslamtaea indeed is found as early as the list of gods from Fara while the name Nergal only begins to appear in the Akkadian period. Amongst the Hurrians and later Hittites Nergal was known as Aplu, a name derived from the Akkadian Aplu Enlil, meaning "the son of Enlil". As God of the plague, he was invoked during the "plague years" during the reign of Suppiluliuma, when this disease spread from Egypt.

The cult of Nergal does not appear to have spread as widely as that of Ninurta, but in the late Babylonian and early Persian period, syncretism seems to have fused the two divinities, which were invoked together as if they were identical. Hymns and votive and other inscriptions of Babylonian and Assyrian rulers frequently invoke him, but we do not learn of many temples to him outside of Cuthah. Sennacherib speaks of one at Tarbisu to the north of Nineveh, but significantly, although Nebuchadnezzar II (606 BC - 586 BC), the great temple-builder of the neo-Babylonian monarchy, alludes to his operations at Meslam in Cuthah, he makes no mention of a sanctuary to Nergal in Babylon. Local associations with his original seat—Kutha—and the conception formed of him as a god of the dead acted in making him feared rather than actively worshipped. Nergal was also called Ni-Marad (Nimrod the great Archer before the Lord also note; the first horsemen of the Apocalypse has a bow as in ann Archer and goes about conquering and to conquer.) in Akkadian. Like Lugal Marad in Sumerian, the name means "king of Marad," a city, whose name means "Rebellion" in Akkadian, as yet unidentified. The name Ni-Marad, in Akkadian means "Lord of Marad". The chief deity of this place, therefore, seems to have been Nergal, of whom, therefore, Lugal-Marad or Ni-Marad is another name. Thus, some scholars have drawn the connection of Ni-Marad being yet another deified name for Nimrod, the rebel king of Babylon and Assyria mentioned in Genesis 10: 8-11

Nergal in demonology

Being a deity of the desert, god of fire, which is one of negative aspects of the sun, god of the underworld, and also being a god of one of the religions which rivalled Christianity and Judaism, Nergal was sometimes called a demon and even being identified with Satan. According to Collin de Plancy and Johann Weyer, Nergal was said to be the chief of Hell's "secret police", and said to be "an honorary spy in the service of Beelzebub".

 

Nergal, in Mesopotamian religion, secondary god of the Sumero-Akkadian pantheon. He was identified with Irra, the god of scorched earth and war, and with Meslamtaea who is the god Murduk, He Who Comes Forth from Meslam (Muslam or Islam). Cuthah (modern Tall Ibrahim) was the chief centre of his cult. In later thought he was a “destroying flame” and had the epithet sharrapu (“burner”). Assyrian documents of the 1st millennium BC describe him as a benefactor of men, who hears prayers, restores the dead to life, and protects agriculture and flocks. Hymns depict him as a god of pestilence, hunger, and devastation. What do we learn from all of this in short order? The first horsemen of the Apocalypse is indeed a Muslim from the Lands of Cush and follower of Islam a son of Ishmael the Archer and follower of the ancient Babylonian mystery religion.