A fulfillment of the "THREE WEEKS" time period occurred after two dons "DROPPED" one student from A.C. -- the "DROP FINISH." A (blue radius) thunderbolt shoots out of Auriga's mouth (Dean of Students) while a (solar) Cannonball flies out of Orion's mouth (senior evangelist). The student is then pictured by Orion running from the Pasadena college with an Olympic torch preserving knowledge. Perseus has "wings on his heels." Notice the solar gold medal pendant being hung (white), or already hanging (blue), around his neck. Notice the Auriga "chariot of fire" (cp. Elijah in 2 Ki. 2:11-12) simultaneously appearing. FASTING twice a week while at A.C. parallels "FASTEST man". He left the college by bus for the Feast of (blue radius tent) Tabernacles Sept. 25, 1982 till Oct. 15, 1982 Sabbath when he returned to the local church congregation to sing from the (crescent or bow) hymnal and study the (crescent or bow) Bible with black leather cover and blue ink pen. Notice that Pollux carries it with him ("I'll carry the FUTURE with me"). That was 21° days exactly during which the Feast of Tabernacles was held in Squaw Valley, CA -- site of the 1960 winter OLYMPICS. His brother drove him through Olympia Washington to finally arrive home in a rented Plymouth Champ. The GOLD MEDAL is defined as God's law: "The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of GOLD and silver" (Ps. 119:72) and "when he has tested me, I will come forth as GOLD" (Job 23:8-10; 1 Pet. 1:7). The (blue radius) "ribband of blue" refers to OBEDIENCE -- the desire to obey Numbers 15:38-39, and "to remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them." "Abrahams Triumphant -- Caius College Athlete Wins Blue Riband At Games" portrayed by a black prayer shawl (tallit -- athlete) on the star chart. The tick marks represent the four blue tassels at the corners of a black-fringed hem. After that, the church lawyer quit. Then a soils-and-farming expert left. Then his right-hand man resigned. Did he "run them off their feat" (Ambassador College)? Then Herbert Armstrong died about three years later and the entire church apostasized (campus aflame) and became just another "politically-correct" Protestant denomination. "Babylon the great is fallen (Pasadena) is fallen" (Big Sandy) (Rev. 18:1). All of these coincidences don't happen by accident. A Mastermind thought up these intricate parallels between the movie script and real life and brought them to pass like a Playwright. Christians are rehearsing a script when they obey Scripture.
If three weeks refer to 21 years, then counting from 1982, we arrive at 2003 in Aquarius using a degree-month scale (21x12= 252° months) when he hired a web designer to create this web site (red radius line) teaching the Bible. Notice the red cord connected to the lunar computer monitor. Also a dentist (Aquarius) (red radius line) suctioned out and removed (red radius line) Mercury from all his (lunar) teeth and replaced it with non-toxic (black crescent) ceramic ("Now you've got it OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM"); and an optometrist (Aquarius) performed LASIK on his (lunar) eyes to give him "ANOTHER TWO YARDS" of vision. Notice both the black lunar "flap" and the red radius lazer "zap" -- hence the name "flap n zap." ("Ten lonely seconds to JUSTIFY my entire existence" -- 20/20 vision). Both mercury and the lazer were red. Three LASIK operations per eye. Therefore, he "LOST, LOST, LOST" cornea three times. Remarkably, both operations involved "PUNCHING a HOLE in his CROWN." Both also involved "DECAPITATION." The cornea or transparent "CROWN" of the eye is surgically cut or "DECAPITATED" using a razor in a cube-like "BLACK BLOCK" that rests on the eye. After four dental CROWN operations, the dentist advocated taking ozone DROPS (Oxygen Elements Plus). After the LASIK CORNEAL operation, the optometrist required Refresh Tear DROPS. These were both a "DROP FINISH." If we add 419 months of 30 days each to 25 Sep 1982, we arrive at 25 Aug 2017 to 25 Sep 2017 (fall festival season: blue finish line tape) for the 419th degree month. By this time 419 lessons were completed. This is when the ten-year count begins. Incidentally, if we add 30 years (360° months) to Sep 1982, we arrive back at another gold medal in Aug-Sep 2012 when the sale of his uncle's property was completed. Adding another complete lap of 360° days + 2 months more we arrive back at another gold medal in 2013 (Nov) when the sale of his parents' property was completed.
Notice the (solar and lunar) metronome. Hydra, Leo, and Ursa Major are all crossing the finish line. But they are wild, unclean and running the wrong way. Ursa Minor (the "Little Flock") is tame, clean and running the right direction. She clearly wins by a tail since the blue tape finish line is being pulled by her. We believe the resurrection of the dead -- "winning" immortality -- will occur in 2026 at the sound of a (red radius or black lunar crescent) shofar. If we add "TEN LONELY SECONDS" (inclusive) to 21 Sep, 2017 (Rosh Ha Shanah), we arrive at Yom Kippur, 2026 for this resurrection. Only the "little flock" wearing a wedding garment of righteousness will be resurrected (Matt. 22:1-14). How many "coincidental parallels" have been listed so far? "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his GOODNESS, and for his WONDERFUL WORKS to the children of men! And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and DECLARE HIS WORKS with rejoicing" (Ps. 107:21-22).
We are convinced this movie is a vision from God. We have not even included many additional parallels in this short article. We know that SIGNS and MIRACLES follow the saints and confirm their ministry and His message ( Ex. 4:3-9; Nu. 16:28-35; Judges 6:11-21; 1 Sam. 12:17-18; 1 Ki. 17:24; 18:37-39; 2 Ki. 20:8-11; Matt. 11:2-5; Mark 16:17-20; John 5:36; Acts 2:22; 8:6; Heb. 2:3-4).
But what is the vision telling us? The movie Chariots of Fire seems to dove-tail into chapter 10 of the Apocalypse. Notice that both the movie and Revelation chapter 10 have RUNNERS holding TORCHES. Both also have the CHARIOT OF FIRE label or imagery that occurs simultaneously. Both may also portray the GOLD MEDAL (sun) and RIBBON OF BLUE (blue radius lines). Both have a PENDULUM. Luther, Zwingli, and a whole host of Christians ignite the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. There were two gold medalists in the movie also. Etcetera. Therefore we conclude that they are both dealing with the same subject matter. On 26th May, 1453, as the sun ignites the Olympic torch held by Orion, the fiery chariot sun-wheel aligns under Auriga the Charioteer and the Milky Way becomes a long stream of runners or "chariots of fire" heading west to universities and printing presses in western Europe to ignite the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. These Christian "stars" are fleeing from Constantinople before the Moslem Turks take over which will result in destruction of everything Christian, and no religious freedom. If CONSTANTINOPLE parallels WASHINGTON D.C. -- both EASTERN CAPITOLS named after CHRISTIAN GENERALS -- then we can expect a similar scenario for the UNITED STATES which is the anti-type of the ROMAN EMPIRE in general, or France in particular. "Babylon the Great is fallen is fallen" (Rev. 18:2) -- TWICE. "Thy will be done in earth, as it is in (the astronomical) heaven" (Matt. 6:10).
But where does this Protestant Reformation take hold and blossom fully? Not in Florence Italy. Not at Wartburg Castle in Germany, or even in Basel Switzerland or Rotterdam Holland, but in a place called "WHITEHORSE Inn" at the University of Cambridge in BRITAIN where all the Bible students at Cambridge met with Tynedale. Look at a starchart. Where does the stream (Milky Way) of Christian scholars run to? What is their final destination? Sagittarius -- a WHITE HORSE (The Milky Way flows well inside the Sagittarius constellation). Where is this WHITEHORSE in the North American continent? Just north of BRITISH Columbia -- in the Yukon. Notice the "SIGN" pointing to the white dot on this map. Dots on maps are towns. Our Lord gives us a map of where to flee to. Christians from Washington D.C. (the yellow dot on this map which is aflame), students from Ambassador College (Cambridge), and any other Bible followers, should travel there and meet together with our Lord in a resurrection. The race must come at a time when PRESERVING Christian truth is paramount because of a Moslem invasion and/or an EMP. From Washington D.C. to Pasadena, and all points between, Christians must race to WHITEHORSE Yukon. PRESERVING the Judeo-Christian way of life from extinction and then RESTORING it to the west was certainly worthy of a gold medal and a blue ribbon. They meet together with our Lord Yeshua in a resurrection and start a new Reformation and a new Renaissance. These are the Bible followers who will mount up onto WHITE HORSES (Rev. 19) as part of Christ's returning cavalry. They obey our Lord and "flee Babylon" (U.S.) rather than conforming to false idolatrous religion. They RESTORED his truth that had been lost in the "dark ages" of Europe and will again when America has its "dark age."
PRESERVING and DISTRIBUTING the Greek manuscripts (Orion) came JUST BEFORE both the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. This same scenario may occur again if Washington D.C. (paralleling Constantinople) and the eastern United States (paralleling eastern Europe) are invaded by Islam. Bible followers flee west and then head north to Whitehorse, Yukon PRESERVING the Bible way of life and paralleling Elijah's work (Mal.4:5-6) RESTORING "all things" (Matt. 17:11-- spiritual education). This will be one element in the Millenium RENAISSANCE and a new "Protestant REFORMATION" led by our Lord Yeshua (paralleling Martin Luther, Tyndale and King Henry VIII). This may involve PRESERVING many web sites and books -- the best in American Judeo-Christian society -- before the end of this way of life. Both an EMP, and possibly a RAPTURE, in 2018 will remove the beneficial influence of many Christians from America. That is why the preservation of truth is so important. Eastern Europe became very dark. "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done" (Eccl. 1:9). God says, "I change not" (Mal. 3:6). He is "the same yesterday, today and forever" (Heb. 13:8).
Just as Elijah PRESERVED and RESTORED the TRUTH in Israel during and after it apostasized, so also Bible students at A.C. (Cambridge) in the WCG have PRESERVED the TRUE DOCTRINES of the WCG before that church finally apostasized when HWA died. Otherwise that light of truth would have been snuffed out. The movie dealt with the prejudices and injustices against Bible-followers as they PRESERVE and RESTORE the TRUTH (gold medal). This message should be applied to a larger theater of the United States. The entire United States is becoming anti-Christian just as Ambassador College apostasized. America is apostasizing and dying just as Herbert Armstrong died. America is becoming prejudiced against Bible-followers as it enters a new dark age. God himself has become "persona non grata." This is happening now. All fifty states allow same-sex marriage. Christians must take what is worthwhile in our American society and PRESERVE and RESTORE IT. Flee any oppressive religious "Babylon" (18:4) and PRESERVE your Biblical heritage. This includes PRESERVING both books and websites --before an EMP and before a RAPTURE. Do not conform to the expanding apostasy and idolatry. "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh (in 2026), shall he find the Faith (Bible followers) on the earth?" (Luke 18:8)
Recall that Elijah was such a fast marathon RUNNER that he beat Ahab's chariot from Mt. Carmel to Jezreel -- 23 miles away. Each of these "Elijahs" may be like a "chariot of fire" (2 Ki. 2:11-12) since the sun forms the fiery WHEEL of Auriga's chariot at the same time it is a Greek OYLYMPIC TORCH. "For, behold, the Lord will come with FIRE, and WITH HIS CHARIOTS like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of FIRE" (Isa. 66:15) -- Auriga with the star Capella -- the Charioteer with his chariot superimposed. Anciently Leo, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor were all given the chariot symbol as well. The stephanos (sun CROWN made of leaves of gold) was given to victors in the GREEK GAMES. The same word is used of the CROWN of life (James 1:12; 2 Tim. 4:8) and CROWN of thorns (Matt. 27:29). Astronomically, Orion's hand is lifted up to heaven as it holds an open book. In order to COME BACK with Christ, as CHARIOTS of FIRE, we must be resurrected and TAKEN AWAY with him first in a secret "rapture".
The date 26th May,1453 was certainly a real-life GREEK OLYMPIC GAME for these GOLD-MEDAL champions (The sun symbolized a GOLD MEDAL -- 1 Cor. 3:12; the light blue sky a BLUE RIBBON -- Nu. 15:38) RUNNING for their lives, as they must have been, behind enemy lines (1 Cor. 9:24; Gal. 2:2; 5:7; Philip. 2:16; 3:14; Heb. 12:1) carrying precious Greek manuscripts. After escaping, they probably lit signal fires to let the citizens of Constantinople know they had escaped successfully. (See Lesson 60 for more detailed commentary). The Turks were darkening the sun (Christ, "the sun of righteousness" -- Mal. 4:2 -- is "persona non grata") creating the "Dark Ages" but the Scriptures were lighting up a dark world like a TORCH. Scriptures enlightened Christians, who read them, like a HALO illuminates Orion's face (The star chart predicted May 26 precisely to the very day). The pillars of fire (feet) and the cloud were leading Israelites (sun, moon and wandering stars [Gen. 37:9-10] toward Britain -- westward from Constantinople (which fell to Moslem Turks on May 29th) toward the Promised Land (Britain). In one hand, Orion holds a Greek "open scroll" (10:2) or open book high to preserve it from the flood. Notice the sun's orb directly on the scroll makes it a TORCH. When the Bible is openly read, it becomes a TORCH. "Thy word is a LAMP unto my feet and a LIGHT unto my path" (Ps. 119:105; Greek OLYMPIC TORCH). This began both the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. A closed book is not understood (Isa. 29:11-12; Dan. 12:4). Papal Rome achieved this by keeping the Bible in Latin which few could read and hidden away in monasteries where few visited. Permission was required to even read it. But Catholic armies were too busy fighting the Turks to persecute Protestants; and Greek scholars fled west with their manuscripts and knowledge which they taught. Orion's eastern foot was flooded by the expanding Euphrates (Turks). They escaped to the foot on dry land in the western Roman Empire (see Daniel 2:33,41), thus preserving the Greek manuscripts and opening them up to people's understanding (10:2) just when Gutenberg invented movable type and printed the first Bible on vellum (animal hyde) in 1455. The scholars kept quiet, only spreading their manuscripts among other learned men in the colleges and universities and this began the Renaissance or Rebirth of Learning. The result was a revival in the study of the classical languages, Greek being taught in Europe for the first time in 1458 A.D. By 1483, in only 30 degrees of time (30 years -- the width of each constellation), Caxton published the earliest verses of the Bible to be printed in English.
The SUN ...is like a BRIDEGROOM coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth like a strong man to RUN a RACE" (Ps. 19:4-5) (from Constantinople to Cambridge in western Europe). He is clothed with a CLOUD because Christ "cometh with CLOUDS" (Rev. 1:7) and "maketh the CLOUDS his CHARIOT" (Ps. 104:3). What are CLOUDS? "Thou shall be like a CLOUD to cover the land, thou, and all thy HORDES, and MANY PEOPLE with thee" "a GREAT COMPANY, and a MIGHTY ARMY" (Ez. 38:9,15; Jer. 4:13). "A CLOUD of witnesses" (Heb. 12:1) ran from Constantinople to western Europe concealed by a CLOUD of fog. The dispersion of Greek-speaking intellectuals ("a [Milky Way] cloud of witnesses ... (who) RUN with patience the RACE" -- Heb. 12:1) and texts into a Europe which for centuries had access to none (black zodiac), sparked the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation.
|Things That "Stink"
(Isa. 65:5; Luke 16:15; Rev. 21:27) (obeying men -- Laodicea?)
|"Things That Really Matter
(obeying God -- Philadelphia?)
1. The Flying Scot who did everything wrong
1. The Cream of Cambridge -- British ("Covenant Man")
|2. Latin, Roman, Liddell||2. Messianic Jew, Abrahams|
|3. "strict amateur code"||3. "pursuit of excellence"|
|4. Sunday||4. Sabbath|
|5. Scriptures misquoted (Luke 17:21; Acts 20:35)||5. Gilbert & Sullivan Script (ure)
sung by memory & performed
|6. "boundless mercy will provide"
||6. "advocate" of "Law"|
|7. Masters of Trinity & Caius -- WCG
"hateful tyrants" & Sandy McWrath
|7. Sam (bridegroom) -- "the best" coach --"persona non grata" -- WOG|
|8. pig's cuts (unclean) -- "remained untouched" (p.69, paperback)||8. kosher (clean)|
|9. "venom and jealousy" from ASPs
against H.M.A. for 2 years. Yanks rank (stink) as world beaters (p.109)
|9. "Let us now praise" (Ec. 44:1) famous men|
|10. Bigotry in English society: "Every stone reeks (stinks) of Anglican pomp & complacency" -- "dark Satanic (diploma, rumor) mills"||10. "In spite of all temptations ... he remains an English man" "I want to ... bring the whole damn place tumbling down" -- Samson. Then "Jerusalem" can be built in England|
|11. Wild, natural animal style (unconverted) "scares the living daylights (saints) out of" Sam (the body of Christ).||11. "Stone heart smitten" (converted) and "decapitated" (circumcised). In a SWAMP, among Frogs, "He ran them off their feat"|
|12. Gold -- "He that honors me, I will honor" (1 Sam. 2:30) (even if it's the wrong day -- Sunday)||12. Gold (& Blue Ribband -- Righteousness) -- "That's immortality"|
|13. "Best man" (unmarried) left for China to pursue missionary work and died in a Japanese prison camp close to the end of W.W.2 -- "gold tried in the fire" (Rev.3:18)||13. Elder Statesman & Broadcaster
"Abrahams -- the Toast of England" typifies our Lord's death -- matzo & wine of Passover at His 2nd Coming when he gets married.
The Marseillaise Hymn will be America's hymn: "Ye sons of Freedom wake to glory (in a resurrection)! Hark! Hark! what myriads bid you rise (in a resurrection)! Your children, wives and grandsires hoary, Behold their tears and hear their cries (religious persecution)! Shall hateful tyrants (Pope, Sultan, Emperor -- "unclean and hateful birds") mischief breeding With hireling hosts a ruffian band, Affright and desolate the land, When peace and liberty lie bleeding? With luxury and pride surrounded, The vile insatiate despots dare, Their thirst for gold and power unbounded, To mete and vend (measure out and sell) the light and air. Like beasts of burden would they load us (with guilt trips), Like gods would bid their slaves adore; But man is man and who is more? Then shall they longer lash and goad us? O Liberty! can man resign thee? Once having felt thy generous flame, Can dungeon bolts and bars confine thee, Or whips thy noble spirit tame? Too long the world has wept bewailing, The blood stained sword our conquors wield; But freedom is our sword and shield, And all their arts are unavailing! To arms, to arms, ye brave! The avenging sword unsheathe! March on, march on, all hearts resolved on liberty or death!
As Ambassador College became aware of the movie called "Chariots of Fire," nobody wanted to reveal it to the key players fulfilling the roles on the campus lest that spoil the parallels between real life and the movie script. Students and teachers alike wanted the unplanned miracles to continue. Therefore the depression continued and the prayers for vindication continued long after most people on the campus had seen the movie and the day-to-day "coincidences" occurring. This was therefore the "BLINDNESS" that afflicted "Samson." Another fulfillment came when Dale, who was a BLIND student, sang "I'm Dreaming of A White Throne Judgment" (a parody on Bing Crosby's hit song) to an orchestra accompanyment in the Ambassador Auditorium. He also sang "Philistines in the Night" (a parody on Frank Sinatra's hit song) which also had promise. Another fulfillment came when Garth, another BLIND student, walked to the Hall of Administration and boldly asked the question, "Which chapter and verse in the Bible tells us to follow the Postponement Rules (of the Jewish Calendar)?" Nobody laughed, but the point was made that a man-made calculated calendar is inferior to God's observed calendar. As Isaiah 42:19 says, "Who is BLIND, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent?" Craig gave two lectures, about three months apart, in 1982. He explained the Book of Revelation using the British-Israel, historicist interpretation, with star charts, and the movie Chariots of Fire mixed in. A small $5.00 admission price was charged each time. But Harold wasn't invited either time. He stood at the door for awhile as the second lecture began, but was told he was not invited and needed five follars to attend. Then the sound was turned off to the lobby. He went back to the dorm and thus was kept BLIND lest he understand what was happening. He was in the "DARK" -- a "DARK, defensive competitor." Nor was he given a copy of Craig's apocalyptic star charts because he refused to agree to the "payment in full" stipulation. Instead, he decided to develop them from scratch with God's help. In 1982, Harold and Craig decided to compete and agreed that the resurrection would constitute the finish line.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas can be compared to the Scriptures (Ez. 33:32). Gilbert (God the Father) writes the lyrics and Sullivan (Jesus the Messiah) composes the music. They mention familiar names at A.C. Many verses of these operettas are biblical in nature or prophetic or are used as if they were Scripture in the movie: Demons called toads (p.80). Grin and bear it (p.33). Ralph Rakestraw (p.103). Never say Damn (p.106). Skim milk masquerades as cream. All that glitters isn't gold. Spare the rod spoil the child (p.122-3). Strong his arm ... alone he is fit to fly (p.141). Always act in accordance with the dictates of your conscience and chance the consequences (p.143). Make hay while the sun shines. Where there's a will, there's a way (pp.153; 280-281). Apostle (p.200). Good as gold, did as she was told (p.216). Retribution, like a poised hawk, came swooping down upon the wrongdoer (p.216). Love renders good for ill, smiles at every frown (p.220). The law is the true embodiment of everything that's excellent (p.245). Nothing venture, nothing gain. Blood is thick, water thin. Hustle your horse and don't say die. Faint heart never won fair lady (p.280-281). Adderlike in his tongue (p.292). False and foolish prophets you (p.294). Heralds (p.295). I can trace my ancestry back to a pre-Adamic protoplasmic primordial atomic globule (Evolution) (p.349). Marriage to last a week (p.354). To kiss in public is wrong (p.356). Youth must have its fling (p.359). Suicide is wrong (p.363). I mean to rule the earth (p.373). We'll call each second a minute -- each minute an hour -- each hour a day -- and each day a year (p.375). Make punishment fit crime (p.382). It wasn't written on his forehead (p.388). It's an unjust world (p.389). Sir Roderick Murgatroid (p.404). Don't speak until spoken to (p.408). Butchers, bakers, candlestick makers (p.447). Ours are not the hearts that quail, the hands that shrink, the cheeks that pale (p.468). String the lyre, fill the cup, Lest on sorrow we should sup (p.540). You will not glance By any chance on womankind ... you've married me (p.551). When everyone is sombody, then no one's anybody (p.565). Solve the complicated plot. Disentangle every knot (p.567). One tenth of takings (p.573). Love is blind (p.601). Trump of war (p.616). Strike while the iron's hot (p.635). Take this, take that, Tit for tat (p.680-681). Charioteers (p.698, 709). Etcetera.
Who was Eric Liddell? He was Scotch and head of what he claimed was God's Philadelphia Church Era. But really it was his Phi-LIDDELL-phia Church (Laodicean). He was a "star (Israelite leader -- Dan. 8:10; 12:3) attraction" and "missionary" (apostle). H.W.A. was told that the name "Armstrong" is related to royalty. He visited the Loch Lomond S.E.P. (Summer Education Program) in 1983 and was the star attraction and of course also a missionary. Sandy McGrath was Raymond F. McNair who looked after Herbert Armstrong. H.W.A. "often said that giving beats receiving" (his "Give vs. Get" sermon) and regularly spent "a fortune in postage stamps" sending out the Worldwide News, Good News and Plain Truth. "Mrs. L" is his mother (Mrs. El -- the bride of El) and "Compromise is the language of the Devil." "The Flying Scot" is H.W.A. who flew around the world in his Grummand Gulfstream 2. H.W.A. was four times as old as the typical A.C. student (90 vs. 22), hence he ran the 440 yard race while Abrahams ran the 100 meters. Herbert Armstrong returned to Pasadena from Tucson permanently on April 30, 1981 and this is when students "raced against him." He misquotes scripture and is portrayed as a Sunday-keeper and mainline Protestant. He said "I'm Roman" (false) because he persecuted H.M.A. who "lost, lost, lost." Eric Liddell ran in the "hills of the Scottish Highlands" and since "hills" are small nations (Isa. 2:1-3 & Micah 4:1-3), H.W.A. visited Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia according to the 1984 Worldwide News, as well as the Philippines and other nations."Eric Liddell was" "given a lesson in blind obedience, poor fellow." "There goes Daniel into the lion's den." The British Olympic Association is B.O.A. and tried to cause Eric to "deny his beliefs." Both Eric Liddell and H.W.A. were strict with regard to the Sabbath. Eric was not "willing to compromise." "After 300 meters, rigor mortis sets in" which is muscular stiffness following death. Everyone kept saying H.W.A. would die, but he kept living till 86. The number 451 refers to 1 Kings 18:19 where the prophets of Baal numbered 450 to Elijah's one. H.W.A. has likened himself to Elijah and received "Elijah's Cup" from Golda Meir. It is debatable what the phrase "best man" means, since it can be taken two different ways. Best runner or the one who doesn't get married. The "best man" is the runner up at a wedding. The bridegroom and the bride get married. All others are mere spectators. In addition, there have been other fulfillments of Eric Liddel among the students at A.C. When H.W. Armstrong died, Tkach took over and made it mainstream Protestant. Then after he died, his son made further doctrinal changes. Therefore it became the job of students to SEPARATE from that college and PRESERVE the true doctrines before the apostasy took place.
Why was Herbert Armstrong portrayed as a Sunday-keeping Protestant who "did everything wrong" (or a "wizard" in the other analogy) when he had been a Sabbath-keeper and feast-keeper for most of his life -- and taught the laws of the Bible? Because he fell short in so many of these areas. He was wrong on 1. church government, blind obedience to men. "God backs him up even if he's wrong". This was pervasive, blatant idolatry affecting all members of the church -- putting the Bible in second place in Christian lives -- and creating an arrogant persecuting ministry. Nit-picking micro-management. 2. Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage. He taught standard marriage ceremony -- not ancient Jewish marriage customs of Bible. He taught premarital fraud only whereas the Bible teaches adultery and uncleanness also. God divorced Israel for harlotry. Many wrecked lives due to this false teaching. Many happily married couples were labeled "living in adultery." 3. The calculated Jewish "Hebrew Calendar" with its postponement rules was often a day off. The Bible teaches visual. 4. He rejected the rapture as not true. Thus he denied that Christians go to heaven. Yet Rev. 19 & 1 Thess. 4:17 teach going to heaven and then returning. 5. He taught prophecy using futurism but the Bible emphasizes historicism. Star charts are absent from his publications. Many of his prophecies failed. He tried to refute visions rather than accept them. 6. He was passivist yet the Bible teaches being a passifist (nationally) as well as fighting (personally). 7. Nobody wore prayer shawls, phylacteries or put mezuzah on doorposts yet the Bible teaches all these practices. 8. Students were required to listen to constant false criticism with no recourse, fairness, hearing, etc. The Bible teaches verbal self-defense against guilt trips using Matt. 18:16-18, but the ministry never followed that procedure. 9. Passover festival was a superficial somber communion -- not a joyful hagadah with bitter herbs, parsely, lamb, matzos, four cups wine, & charoset. (no dancing vs. jig dancing) 10. The Feast of Unleavened Bread was celebrated using leavened moist brownies -- not matzo crackers with newspaper underneath to catch crumbs. (no dancing vs. jig dancing) 11. Pentecost was on a Monday for 40 years -- not the biblical Sunday (superficial vs. bring firstfruits in basket -- Deut. 26) (no dancing vs jig dancing) 12. The shofar was not blown 100 times on Feast of Trumpets (no dancing vs. jig dancing). 13. There was no sukkah dwelling and no four species waved on the Feast of Tabernacles. Instead, a motel & feast gifts. (no dancing vs jig dancing). 14. The purity laws including Niddah were ignored -- yet the Bible teaches them along with using a Mikveh. 15. Using the title "Mister" when the Bible forbids calling a man "master." 16. A dress code allowing mixed "dress suit" fabrics rather than 100% cotton or 100% wool. 17. The entire dorm working in cafeteria on Sabbath justified by the fact that Levites worked on Sabbath. Yet we could have just as easily prepared on Friday. 18. Selling pork hot dogs at Rose Bowl to "strangers" is okay rather than "do unto others as you would have them do to you". Even serving hot dogs and hamburger in the A.C. cafeteria 19. Students were denied their rights at A.C. (renegotiating contracts; bait-and-switch; seducing; enslavement) 20. Not being a good steward of tithe money. 21. Male-female ballroom dancing at A.C. (dancing is hugging set to music) rather than women with women or men with men. 22. Ordaining men to the ministry who are unworthy and allowing them to remain when they are disqualified -- versus godly men fulfilling the requirements of Titus and Timothy. HWA's inner circle was largely unconverted men. 23. Denying tithe-paying, tuition-paying, students access to classes, Bible studies, etc. out of spite and without due process. Renegotiating contracts; giving with strings always attached. Cancelling classes. "Leading a student to water but not letting his drink." 24. Any kind of facial hair was frowned upon -- yet the Bible teaches "don't mar (even) the corners" of your beard . 25. HWA encouraged planting on Sabbath Year Land Rest -- yet "thou shalt not sow" on the Sabbath Year, so plant legumes beforehand.
This is what is meant by a "wild, natural style" of running. HWA thinking he had the right to do and say whatever he wanted at A.C., regardless of who it hurt, whether it was biblical or not, or whose rights were affected. HWA fell short in many areas of doctrine and practice while he was alive. All this went on UNDER THE NOSES of many professing Christians and ordained ministers. Also "God, who ... calleth those things which be not (yet fully developed) as though they were" (Rom. 4:17), brought to pass what would happen in the future. It would make the WCG look Protestant by comparison.
Who was Lord Andrew Lindsay? He had multiple fulfillments. One student was a look-alike with a last name of "Lord." Another student was from England and actually went into the offices of two very critical ministers and defended his mother from their verbal harassment. Etcetera.
Who was Sibyl? The Babylonians worshipped the god Sibi as the "collective personification of the seven evil spirits" and the word sibi means seven (Mythology of All Races, Langdon, p.147). The god Sibi seems to have survived in India to this day as Siva, who is also worshipped as a seven-headed serpent (The letters "b" and "v" alternate in many languages). It is interesting that the priestess who claimed to listen to and speak for the serpent was called a sibyl and the books of these priestesses were Sibylline books. The serpent's voice is a hiss, and the hissing letters of our alphabet are called sibilants. The Latin word sibilo means to hiss and is at times directly connected with the voice of the serpent (see this word in Harper's Latine Dictionary). In Apte's Sanscrit dictionary we find Siva defined as "serpent" and "the number seven." Our own word "seven" seems to be related to this Sibi-Siva root as is also the root sep meaning "seven" in such words as septet. In Egypt the word Sep is defined as "serpent," "chief of seven," the word "Seba" is "serpent of evil" and Sepa is "serpent." (An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Budge) and "a mythological serpent fiend." Therefore, when the church (Sibyl) is righteous, she is a seven-branched menorah. When the church (Sibyl) sins, she is a seven-headed snake. "He says he means to clear his mind of me" refers to those who left AC and the WCG because of its venom. Other fulfillments may involved actual women.
"One little maid ("little flock") is a bride Yum-Yum (She tastes good so is not spit out of Christ's mouth like Laodicea -- Rev. 3:16). Two little maids in attendance come ("five ... wise and five foolish" virgins -- Matt. 25:1-3; Philadelphia & Laodicea; Leah & Rachel; Pre-trib & Trib). Three little maids (Three Hesperides -- Ursa Minor) is the total sum.... From three little maids take one away (One third of church is in pre-trib resurrection, 2018), Two little maids remain and they, Won't have to wait very long they say" because the second maid is the tribulation Rachel saints and the difference is only seven years (Gen. 29:27; Judges 14:2-12; Lev. 23:34) or 2026. Yum-Yum sings the most beautiful song in the entire movie: "The sun whose rays Are all ablaze With ever-living glory, Does not deny His majesty -- He scorns to tell a story! He don't exclaim, "I blush for shame, So kindly be indulgent." But, fierce and bold, In fiery gold, He glories all effulgent! I MEAN TO RULE THE EARTH, As he the sky -- We really know our worth, The sun and I! Observe his flame, That placid dame, The moon's Celestial Highness; There's not a trace Upon her face Of diffidence or shyness: She borrows light That, through the night, Mankind may all acclaim her! And, truth to tell, She lights up well, So I, for one, don't blame her! Ah, pray make no mistake, We are not shy; We're very wide awake, The moon and I!" (Yet 2/3 of the church is actually sound asleep in many ways)
Cambridge was Ambassador College -- "the finest university in the land" because it was a Bible-based curriculum. But anti-Semitic and amateur. Far from "recapturing true values," it was in fact a "dark Satanic (diploma & rumor) mill." Yet Cambridge is the place the Reformation sprang from in Britain. In the same way, Ambassador College may be the place from which another Reformation springs, even though its faculty consisted of "Japanese marionettes" since you never knew who was speaking -- HWA or the person you were talking to. The strings were the paycheck and the blind obedience. Students also were required to use a portable tape recorder and to speak whatever HWA told them to say. It was a "hold of every unclean and hateful bird" (Rev. 18:1). It's "corridors of power were filled with venom and jealousy" producing midgets and dwarfs because the incubator was broken, but that is a different vision (Lesson 42). Students were required to take classes they didn't want and then denied the classes they did want. Constant verbal harrassment. Other kinds of harrassment also, such as the entire dorm required to work on the Sabbath; the entire college required to sell pork hot dogs at Rose Bowl. True Christians can't pass through the doorway to the ministry since the entrance requires blind obedience idolatry. It was in 1521 that Luther's books appeared in England; and Cambridge students formed a study-group at the White Horse Tavern. William Tyndale met there with other would-be Reformers (Robert Barnes, Thomas Bilney, Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, Matthew Parker, Nicholas Ridley, John Frith and Miles Coverdale) exactly three-and-a-half years (11:11) from 1517 (SUN in Gemini) to 1521. It was known as "Little Germany" because it was the centre for discussion about the exciting and dangerous ideas of Martin Luther ("Sola Scriptura" -- Don't obey the Pope). Students from Ambassador College are also discussing exciting ideas. "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall PROPHESY, and your young men shall see VISIONS, and your old men shall dream DREAMS" (Acts 2:17; Joel 2:28). The Apocalypse STAR CHARTS predict the secret return of our Lord in 2018. He will parallel the role of King Henry VIII in 2026 and his kingdom will extend worldwide for 1000 years thereafter. This time the Reformation will succeed fully.
Sam Mussabini is the unpopular opposite of a "strict amateur code." He's "the BEST" (our Lord Yeshua and God our Father). He's the "bridegroom" ("Like the bridegroom, it's the coach who should do the asking.") But people shun him as a "FOREIGNER" (Hosea 8:12), not realizing that the true church for centuries has been both ITALIAN (Waldensian, Albigensian) and ARAB (Nazarenes, Donatists). He is "PERSONA NON GRATA." People say, "We don't need to OBEY the Bible" and "The LAW was done away with." But the name "SAM" means "HEARS" or "LISTENS" or "ASKS." God LISTENS to our prayers. He HEARS our requests when we ask. The name "MusSABini," in contrast to "MusSOLini," refers to the SABbath rather than SUNday -- SOL's day. We LISTEN to Him on that day. We HEAR what HE asks of us on the SABBATH. If we DO what HE ASKS through the pages of the Bible, He will DO what WE ASK through prayer (cp. Zech. 7:13). That is how he COACHES us and TRAINS us. Arabic "Mussab" means "STRONG" or "CAPABLE." The "pursuit of EXCELLENCE" is PROFESSIONALISM derived from OBEYING the Bible -- a professional coach -- "only Scripture." It will be a Millenial Renaissance. A "strict amateur code" is blind obedience to clergy -- Sunday-keeping, Trinity, Latin. (HWA was wrong on the calendar, tassels, sukkahs, Passover, divorce, church government, rapture, war, Niddah, etc.). This leads to stunted growth. Humans become PUPPETS that are 2/3 size or MUNCHKINS that are half as tall. To "CARE about THINGS that REALLY MATTER" is to care about what the Bible teaches, in every area of our lives. By reading the Bible, you can read God's mind. Scripture is the DNA code that people can implant inside of themselves to become "like a god." "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee" (Ps. 119:11). They make it a part of their lives, just as Abraham did: "Because that Abraham OBEYED my VOICE, and KEPT my CHARGE, my COMMANDMENTS, my STATUTES, and my LAWS" (Gen. 26:5). That's what it means to be "Abraham's" seed. People don't realize that WISDOM comes from first OBEYING his COMMANDMENTS. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of WISDOM. A good understanding have all they that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS" (Ps. 111:10). "I have more UNDERSTANDING than all my teachers ... I UNDERSTAND MORE than the ancients, because I KEEP THY PRECEPTS ... Through thy PRECEPTS I get UNDERSTANDING" (Ps. 119:99-104). "Because thou hast REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I will also reject thee ... seeing thou hast FORGOTTEN the LAW of thy God, I will also forget thy children" (Hos. 4:6). "The Holy Spirit which God hath given to them that OBEY HIM" (Acts 5:32). "If ye continue in MY WORD, then are ye my disciples IN DEED; and ye shall KNOW THE TRUTH, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:31-32; 2 Tim. 3:16).
Harold Abrahams seems to be a type of Samson, Elijah, Abraham and Christ our Lord. The name "Abrahams" reminds us of the Scripture, "If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed." (Gal. 3:29). HMA had multiple CONTEMPORANEOUS fulfillments. A number of people laid claim to this character, or had a part to play in fulfilling the role. One student named Sullivan SANG "He is an Englishman" in a Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta held at Ambassador Auditorium. Another student named Ruml RESEMBLED the Ben Cross character. A third named Millar, from England, used historicism and British Israelism to create an Apocalyptic "LEGEND" that defined all the symbols in the Book of Revelation. A fourth often RAN to class to avoid being late, quoted Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3 in English Literature class, used an OLYMPIA typewriter in the dorm and was PERSECUTED while at the college for having a "different god, a different mountain top." He didn't believe in amateur "blind obedience" idolatry to men, and therefore had to "run them off their feat" in order to justify his professionalism. Another student named Relic played many tapes to many ministers in the Auditorium for about 6 months straight -- REVEALING to them all what was really going on at Pasadena. Perkins distributed his thesis REFUTING Church Government to 30 people in the Hall of Administration. Wade collected the many grievances of the Big Sandy students and presented them to the Dean of Students who listened. Other students also helped fulfill this HMA role -- including two blind students fulfilling the Samson parallel by EXPOSING the hypocrisy. But the parallels didn't stop with the student body. The faculty and administration had its share of fulfillments also. Herman Hoeh had the same tall body type and jaw bone of the actor as well as the scholarly mind necessary in his "pursuit of EXCELLENCE" to be "the best." He used a popular English song "We Don't Need No Thought Control ... Hey Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone" as the basis of a sermon. He helped defend the student body in general. On at least five different occasions he intervened against different faculty/staff members (P.A.S.A.G.) on behalf of a persecuted student. Myers went out of his way to INFORM Harold about bait-and switch, the enslavement contract and Wizard of Oz. He defended and helped him repeatedly. Halford was an Englishman in spite of all temptations, and Kaplan a persecuted Jew. The church lawyer was "right to study law" and was "quite an ADVOCATE." He discouraged HWA from suing a student for defending himself. These were all CONTEMPORANEOUS fulfillments, each being (C)HARMED by the "Satanic" "venom and jealousy" of the college -- a lying charm around each one's neck. This was typified by the lion-and-lamb silver tie tack attached to Harold's tie. "But England, Cambridge -- they are your reality. You want to belong to this world ... Behind that charm out there, there's ugliness ... yet I still want to be part of it." (pp. 98-99, Chariots of Fire). "He won't listen to reason". Of course all true Christians want to belong to a group that keeps the Sabbath, festivals, clean meats, tithes and believes in British Israelism. But nobody bargained for, or wants, the ugliness of blind obedience and persecution, and worldliness which are not as apparent, and which cannot be separated from the good. Along with the paycheck, power and position comes a leash -- blind obedience to men. Only time will tell the SUCCESSIVE fulfillments. Christ said "Ye shall know them by their fruits." "British" means "Covenant Man" in Hebrew. Covenant-keepers are those who obey the Bible.
Often the prophecies of the Bible have both a CONTEMPORANEOUS and SUCCESSIVE fulfillment. For instance, the three frogs of Rev. 16:13 are both CONTEMPORANEOUS and SUCCESSIVE, as are the four horns on the shaggy goat in Daniel 8. The abomination that desolates for 1260 days (Daniel 9:27 & 12:7) has had both CONTEMPORANEOUS and SUCCESSIVE fulfillments. The Book of Revelation itself had a CONTEMPORANEOUS fulfillment in the Roman-Jewish War of 67-73 A.D. known as Preterism as well as a SUCCESSIVE fulfillment known as Historicism.
If true Jewish-Christianity can be compared to an Olympic foot race (1 Cor. 9:24; Gal. 2:2; 5:7; Philip 2:16; 3:14; Heb. 12:1), then running may represent obedience to the Bible for any true Christian. "Its absolutely fundamental you never look" (p.76, paperback) since "we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Cor. 5:7). However, only one runner represented true Jewish Christianity. Therefore, a different definition of running must be applied to all the runners, whether converted or unconverted. In those cases, running may merely refer to one's ability to defend himself in his beliefs. If the unconverted "win", it might merely mean that they "persecute successfully" or monopolize the argument. Whatever the case, these British runners PRESERVE truth from destruction by Roman Catholics and Moslems and parallel what happened in 1453 before the fall of Constantinople. They PRESERVE and PRINT the truth and BROADCAST the Moses-Elijah message of "Let my people go" (Ex. 5:1) and "How long will you straddle the fence between the Eternal and Baal?" (cp. 1 Ki. 18:21) to Roman Catholic and Moslem powers to win the GOLD medal (1 Cor. 3:12) and the BLUE ribbon (Nu. 15:38) for a freedom-loving, Bible-loving Britain. We know these runners are doing the work of Elijah since they are labelled "Chariots of Fire" just as he was (2 Ki. 2:11-12). Therefore they may compose the cavalry that returns with our Lord. "For, behold, the Eternal will come with FIRE, and with his CHARIOTS like the whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of FIRE" (Isa. 66:15). "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" (Rom. 12:19). But Christians are not left helpless at present. One legitimate response is verbal (Lev. 19:17) against whoever bears false witness against his neighbor (Ex. 20:16) and against whoever sins. The Bible actually requires witnessing and warning (Ez. 33; Isa. 58:1; Matt. 18:16-18). This is not the same as "revenge" ("retaliating in kind or degree"). But for those believers left behind, sports stadiums and colosseums in America, just as in ancient Rome, may become places of martyrdom for Christians in the near future. Therefore we should try to diligently imitate the work of Elijah. Orion carries the Olympic torch when the sun is directly over head. "Coincidentally," that is also when Auriga (the Charioteer) has the fiery chariot wheel under him (the sun). Ursa Minor (Little Flock) is alternately "three little maids" from school (the Hesperides). We believe there were many more than 100 parallels between this movie and reality. According to the laws of Probability, if each parallel has a one-in-five chance of occurring by accident (a very conservative estimate), then the odds against just TEN parallels happening by chance are 5X5X5X5X5X5X5X5X5X5 = 9,765,625 to 1.
Every chapter in the book of Revelation is based on astronomy. This vision is no different. Sam's son. Three little maids. Chariots of Fire. A metronome pendulum swinging. Gold and silver medals. Wings on heels. A torch aflame. A circular track for stars. We therefore find Auriga with the star Capella -- the Charioteer with his CHARIOT superimposed. Anciently, Leo, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor were all given the CHARIOT symbol as well. Astronomically, Perseus has wings on his heels. We should run from Babylon-America before the torch is aflame (Rev. 18:4) and race to WHITEHORSE Yukon and mount up on this WHITE HORSE to be part of Christ's cavalry. He will probably come back secretly for his bride around the Passover season since it will be "at an hour when ye think not" (Luke 12:40) or "when least expected" (TLB). Most Christians believe it will be at the last trump of Rosh HaShanah. Therefore 180 degrees opposite is Passover season.
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England's pleasant pastures seen!
("A certain nobleman (Christ) went into a far country [Britain] to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return [to Palestine after 18 years -- age 12 to 30 -- Luke 2:42 & 3:23]. And he called his ten servants [lost ten tribes in Britain, etc.], and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens [the Jews] hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us" [Luke 19:12-14]. "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold (not in Palestine) [John 10:16]." "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel" [Matt. 15:24]. The Jews were not lost or hidden; but Israel was hidden, lost sheep.)
And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
("Dark Satanic Mills" are diploma-mill universities and churches where a doctrine of conformity overrules obedience to the Bible. Students are "bated and switched", taught "blind-obedience" idolatry, seduced, falsely accused of many sins, contractually enslaved, forced to take classes they don't want and denied classes they do want, threatened with being disfellowshipped for non-conformity, etc. "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" -- Matt. 7:1-3)
Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
("Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire" -- Ps. 104:4. Any Bible-follower who teaches the truth of the Bible is a Chariot of Fire and type of Elijah-- 2 Kings 2:11 & 6:16–18)
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England's green & pleasant Land
(A Second Coming wherein our Lord establishes a New Jerusalem [Rev.3:12 & 21:2]).