How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Think what you wish of the book of Jasher, but chapter 9 includes some pretty interesting minutia regarding the Tower of Babel. Verses 23-26 read:
And all the families assembled consisting of about six hundred thousand men, and they went to seek an extensive piece of ground to build the city and the tower, and they sought in the whole earth and they found none like one valley at the east of the land of Shinar, about two days’ walk, and they journeyed there and they dwelt there.
And they began to make bricks and burn fires to build the city and the tower that they had imagined to complete.
And the building of the tower was unto them a transgression and a sin, and they began to build it, and whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven.
And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said We will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them; and the third part said, We will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears; and God knew all their works and all their evil thoughts, and he saw the city and the tower which they were building.
We will ascend into heaven.
We will fight against God.
We will place our own gods in the temple.
We will worship our own gods there.
We will smite (kill) God with bows and spears.
Now where have we heard that before? (Hint: Isaiah 14:12-14).
But that’s all in the past. Right?
In 1945, a Coptic version of the apocryphal text of the Gospel of Thomas was unearthed in a library near Najʿ Ḥammādī, Egypt, on the Nile about 125 km (78 miles) northwest of Luxor. Legend has it that the book—a compilation of 114 devarim or logions (sayings/proverbs) allegedly spoken by Yeshua to His disciples. These logions contain arcane interpretations of New Testament teachings with the purpose of convincing the masses that Jesus was not the Son of God, but rather an Adept initiating men into the various mystery schools of the Kabbalah.
Logion #2 states, “Yeshua said, Let the seeker keep on seeking until he finds, and when he finds, he will experience the divine awe of God, and in that consciousness he will ascend, and he will share Sovereignty with God over all things.”
Now, here’s where it begins to get interesting…and culturally relevant to today. The phrase, “…and in that consciousness he will ascend” utilizes a Greek loan word: thaumadzein, which roughly translates to mean “to be amazed by a miraculous event.” But according to gnostic bishop and author, Lewis Keizer M.Div., Ph.D., this ascension of awareness is representative of, “…the merkabah ascent to the Throne of God.” Which is, in essence, the very thing the men and women of Shinar were attempting to pull off with their little building project.
It gets even better. The Greek loan word (thaumadzein) is the Aramaic equivalent to Hebrew Strong’s #5375: נָשָׂא “to lift, carry, take.” The word is phonetically pronounced naw-saw, but it is spelled nasa. Is it merely a linguistic coincidence that the rabbinical code word for the mystical Merkabah ascension to the Throne of God (for the purposes of killing God and sitting upon His throne) is the same word we use for our modern space exploration organization? An agency that builds rockets that lift, carry, and take people (perhaps with swords and bows?) up into the sky?
No, no. That’s silly. NASA exists to explore the final frontier! To explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before! Right? Well, according to NASA’s own website, their vision statement is: “Exploring the secrets of the universe for the benefit of all.”
Secret. Now there’s another word that shows up in the Gospel of Thomas a lot. But it shows up in its Greek equivalents: the noun kryptos and the adjective apokryptos, which mean hidden and secret. Another way of saying “hidden” and “secret” is to say occult—supernatural, or magical influences, agencies or occurrences available only to the initiate.
Does NASA exist for the betterment of mankind, or do they exist (wittingly or unwittingly) to facilitate Lucifer in his quest to usurp the scepter of power from the hand of God by militant force? Is the lifting up of the Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and the Endeavor a multi-billion dollar attempt to fulfill the 5 “I wills” of Satan that failed in the valley of Shinar so many centuries ago?
Columbia? (aka Inanna, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Astarte, Easter, Diana, Queen of Heaven). Atlantis? (aka Helena Blavatsky’s Lemuria). What strange names for spacecraft. And what of the Challenger? The shuttle that we all reportedly saw blowing up on national TV? The craft carried 7 passengers, most of whom were civilians. Is there a lesson there for everyday Deplorables like you and me—as to what will happen to those who challenge “Operation Isaiah 14”?
Fortunately for us, rockets and freemasons aren’t the only things on this earth that are being lifted up. John 3:14 tells us, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man will be lifted up.” And later, in Acts, we read, “Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up.” And we learn in Luke 22:69 where He was taken to: “Hereafter, the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.” Oh, and here’s one more for the road:
Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.