There are more clues in the Bible to the identity of Jehovah who appeared to Moses than one may think.
First let us look at this scripture:
"And the ANGEL of the LORD appeared unto him (Moses) in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed." (Exodus 3:2)
Note this blockbuster: The being who appeared to Moses and later identified himself as I AM (literally I AM BECOMING) and then Jehovah is called "the ANGEL of the Lord."
Here is another scripture telling us that it was an angel and not Jehovah himself who worked with Moses.
"And the ANGEL of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night." (Exodus 14:19-20)
But doesn't every Sunday School class teach that God with the Big "G" appeared to Moses? Yet here it clearly says it was an "angel" - literally messenger -- and not the "big Kahuna."
So if this was not the "Big Guy" himself why is it that the one who talks to Moses seems to identify himself as God?
There are two reasons for this. First, all beings who have reached the God consciousness identify with the One God and share a oneness of consciousness.
Millions of beings in the universe share this consciousness.
But in addition to this there are certain high beings, as previously noted, which have certain purposes and positions in the hierarchy of things.
This being who appeared to Moses was an angel, or representative, of one higher than he (in addition to the One God Itself), and the scripture gives us a strong clue as to why the angel seemed so bold in his declarations of bearing the name of God.
"Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: FOR MY NAME IS IN HIM." (Exodus 23:20-21)
This then explains why this messenger gives his name to Moses as if it was the name of God Himself and also identifies himself as God. It is simply because God's name "is in him".
This is clarified beyond dispute in the following scripture:
"And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I swore unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you."(Judges 2:1)
Here it clearly states that it was an angel who brought the Israelites out of Egypt and made the covenants with the Fathers.
This is the same angel which said:
"I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." (Exodus 20:2)
We have now established an interesting fact and that is there were at least two beings involved in the deliverance of the Hebrews.
Are there other clues as to the identity of these two?
Yes, there are a number, but here is a powerful one. Jehovah's angel says:
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God." (Exodus 20:8-10)
"Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you." (Exodus 31:13)
This is indeed an interesting point that Jehovah puts great stress on the fact that the Sabbath, or Saturday, is his holy day, calls it his own day and a "sign" between himself and his people.
A clue to the identity of this being is in the day itself. The Jewish Sabbath is Saturday which is the seventh day of the week; it comes from DIES SATURNI the Latin phrase meaning "Saturn's Day." Saturn was the Roman name of the ancient god of agriculture.
The Mount where Moses met Jehovah was named Sinai and the word is of unknown origin, but if the truth be known this name is also a symbol for Saturn. Moses ascended the mountain of Saturn to commune with the God of Saturn.
In addition to this one of the names he takes unto himself is "the Lord of Hosts." The word "Hosts" comes from the Hebrew SABAOTH, which means a large group or army. Even though the meaning of Sabbath (rest) and Sabaoth (large host) are different it is no coincidence that they are so similar in sound. This is Jehovah's hint to us that he is also Lord of Saturn which governs Saturday.
In esoteric literature Saturn has certain responsibilities over the human race and its evolution.
In addition to this clue the ancient Wisdom associates Jehovah with the planet Saturn.
But this is not all. There is another orb which was important to the worship of the ancient Jews.
"Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths, and on the NEW MOONS, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel." (2 Chronicles 2:4)
Numerous times in the Old Testament is the mention of the festivals of the New Moons along with the importance of keeping the Sabbath. At the time of the new moon they offered animal sacrifice and the exact time of this occurrence was so important that watchers were placed on the hills around Jerusalem and signaled the news of the exact time of the new moon to distant cities.
Thus we have two celestial bodies which are of great importance to the worshipers of Jehovah. The first is Saturn and the second is the Moon.
These observances were so important that those who broke the Sabbath (and possibly the new moon festival) were put to death.
So let me sum this up the way I see it. The greater Lord here was the Ancient of Days from the Planet Saturn and the angel who was his representative was closely associated with the Moon and the energy it picks up and transmits to us. The ancient wisdom tells us that Saturn is a sacred planet and the earth is not. Because of this the Earth Logos here will at times be offered assistance from those with a higher status than himself, such as the Lord of Saturn.
The question that none have asked is this: How closely did the angel follow the will of his Saturn Lord in his work with Israel? The answer is that he was an independent entity who is a disciple of the Lord of Saturn and was in constant contact with his Lord's will while acting as his representative on the earth. Even so his method of doing things was flavored by his own essence coupled with the vibration of lunar energy with which he also worked.
Legend has it that this entity was the Archangel Michael. He was the Adam of the Jewish race, but not the first Adam.
In astrology, the energy of Saturn is the disciplinarian of the solar system. Saturn is like the stern father which will not let the child get away with anything until the kid learns his lesson.
Djwahl Khul says this about the planet:
"Saturn 'falls' in Aries (the age initiated by Moses). This has two meanings, for this is a dual sign. First: Saturn is the Lord of Karma, the imposer of retribution and the one who demands full payment of all debts and who therefore condemns us to the struggle for existence, both from the form side and from the soul side. Saturn, therefore, 'fell' when man fell into generation. He 'followed the sons of men down into their low place.'; Second: Saturn's power is completely ended and his work accomplished when man (the spiritual man) has freed himself from Karma and from the power of the two Crosses -- the Common and the Fixed. Esoterically, Saturn cannot follow man on to the Cardinal Cross."
I have first hand experience with the power of the Saturn influence for it is very powerful in my native chart and have first hand seen the influence materialize in my life. There are certain lessons I was given to learn through this strong discipline before power could be released to me to effectively teach. I believe that I am in the process of finishing up my lessons, and then will be released the power of two grand trines of planets in the form of a star of David, which will certainly give the forward progression of these teachings a shot in the arm.
Saturn is governed by the Third Ray of Intelligent Activity or the third aspect of the Trinity. In highest form, this is the Holy Spirit and in lowest form it takes us back into the past.
The past solar system which laid the foundation for the present system was governed by this Ray. The present solar system has advanced to being governed by Ray 2 of Love-Wisdom which is yet in embryonic state.
Now the interesting thing is that Djwahl Khul tells us that the Jewish race as a whole are remnants who did not pass on in progression from this previous solar system of the Third Ray and are held back to continue their education in this system until it is complete. This would apply to many Jews, but there are exceptions to every rule. This explains why many Jews are very advanced intellectually and are very savvy to the workings of the world. They have more experience and more lifetimes behind them than do the rest of us.
Because they had to finish the lessons of discipline they were given to the Lord of Saturn as their final schoolmaster and a harsh master he was indeed:
If an Israelite even gathered wood to build a fire in the Sabbath he was put to death with no mercy for dishonoring his Lord.
Whoever crosses over or even touched the border of Mount Sinai was put to death.
If one sought revelation through any other God he was put to death.
If a child was disobedient to his parents he could be put to death.
If a person committed adultery he was put to death.
Gays and witches were put to death.
Because of the strictness of Saturn and/or Jehovah some detached observers speculate that the real Lucifer, devil or adversary of light is Jehovah himself, but this is not quite the case.
A point to keep in mind is that Saturn is a sacred planet and the earth is not. What this means is that the Lord of Saturn is actually more evolved into the light than is the Lord of the Earth.
The mission of Saturn was to push the Jews to the brink with more and more strictness and punishment until, it would dawn upon their consciousness that this was not the path of salvation.
Have you ever entered on a path of error but only discovered the error because the pain became so excruciating that you finally had to stop in your forward movement and go back to the beginning and start afresh?
This was the mission of tough love that only Saturn could properly administer.
But alas the time for a fresh look at salvation could only be delayed so long.
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