Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. [Psalm 68:4]
Per legend, around 2000 years ago on this day, Jesus of Nazareth was put to death on a Cross.
Why did this happen?
Well....the bottom line is that Jesus was crucified for voicing his blasphemous opinion that he was, in fact, Christ and therefore his point-of-view was of divine relevance. Since the "authorities" differed about this contention, they sought to prove who was "right" by executing him.
In this light, I'd like to offer up my own opinion at this time.
For the past six years in this blog I've been expressing my point-of-view and very few have deemed this to be relevant. Yet, what I've been arguing here is that the world is being misled by the Antichrist into thermonuclear destruction and a global tyranny of man that will be falsely painted as the "Kingdom Of God". If correct, there is likely no more relevant perspective on the current course of human history than my own. Yet, almost no one is interested in my opinion.
Thus, on this occasion of Good Friday 2010, let me openly espouse my view that I am, in fact, the reincarnation of Jesus of Nazareth, i.e., the second coming of Christ.
The premises for this opinion are the following:
1. My birthmark
2. My physical appearance
3. My apocalyptic vision
4. My perspective
5. My psychological profile
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” [Matthew 16:13-16]
Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist. [Matthew 17:11-13]
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. [Mark 3:29]
I was born with a diamond-shaped birthmark on my left hand:
I believe this is relevant because of the research done by Professor Ian Stevenson on evidence of reincarnation. In a paper, Birthmarks and Birth Defects Corresponding to Wounds on Deceased Persons, presented at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration held at Princeton University from June 11th to 13th, 1992, Dr. Stevenson offered the following thesis:
Almost nothing is known about why pigmented birthmarks (moles or nevi) occur in particular locations of the skin. The causes of most birth defects are also unknown. About 35% of children who claim to remember previous lives have birthmarks and/or birth defects that they (or adult informants) attribute to wounds on a person whose life the child remembers. The cases of 210 such children have been investigated. The birthmarks were usually areas of hairless, puckered skin; some were areas of little or no pigmentation (hypopigmented macules); others were areas of increased pigmentation (hyperpigmented nevi). The birth defects were nearly always of rare types. In cases in which a deceased person was identified the details of whose life unmistakably matched the child's statements, a close correspondence was nearly always found between the birthmarks and/or birth defects on the child and the wounds on the deceased person. In 43 of 49 cases in which a medical document (usually a postmortem report) was obtained, it confirmed the correspondence between wounds and birthmarks (or birth defects). There is little evidence that parents and other informants imposed a false identity on the child in order to explain the child's birthmark or birth defect. Some paranormal process seems required to account for at least some of the details of these cases, including the birthmarks and birth defects.
Here's a YouTube video playlist that explores the evidence suggestive of reincarnation:
Reincarnation cases involving birthmarks:
Thus, the implication of the diamond-shaped birthmark on my left hand is that, like Jesus of Nazareth, in my previous life I died by being nailed to the Cross:
MY PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. [Isaiah 53:2-3]
When souls reincarnate, there are similar appearances from one lifetime to the next. There is an intriguing web site, "Return Of The Revolutionaries", that examines this phenomenon. As I examined in my blog, "Russian Leaders: A Question Of Reincarnation?", in the case of the Antichrist, I believe this world is dealing with the reincarnation of RasPUTIN and Russia's pre-Communist imperial throne:
In the case of Christ, a program aired on the History Channel this week about "The Real Face Of Jesus" based upon the disputed Turin Shroud. I watched the program and upon further research came across a prior attempt to recreate the real face of Jesus by Popular Mechanics in 2002:
What did Jesus look like?
An answer has emerged from an exciting new field of science: forensic anthropology. Using methods similar to those police have developed to solve crimes, British scientists, assisted by Israeli archeologists, have re-created what they believe is the most accurate image (below) of the most famous face in human history.
Interestingly, the face derived by Popular Mechanics is similar to my own:
(Bear in mind we are best guessing at the appearance of Christ 2000 years ago.)
This is consistent with the case for my being the reincarnation of Jesus of Nazareth.
MY APOCALYPTIC VISION
Another key reason I believe I'm the second coming of Christ is an apocalyptic vision I experienced while in college almost 20 years ago in connection with the Book of Revelation. Specifically, during the first Gulf War in February of 1991, I saw a special report of a chemical SCUD missile attack on Israel (not a dream). About a week after that, as I began reading aloud the words of the eighth chapter from the Bible's Book of Revelation to a friend, I and my friend heard an air-raid siren followed by the bellowed, massive percussion of a nuclear explosion. The authenticity of the experience was such that we rushed to the subbasement of the local university library from which I contacted the fire department and confirmed that there had been no such siren and explosion at the time.
This profound experience verified what I already suspected, i.e., that biblical prophecies about the End Times and Apocalypse are related to modern times and depict a future nuclear third world war between East and West. Furthermore, such supernatural revelations are extraordinarily rare and indicative of a key character role in the context of "The Book" being authored by God(?) through us(?) in which we dwell. I believe this role is that of Christ.
Finally, from the time I was self-aware I've had the sense that I am Christ. I am the embodiment of "the way, the truth and the life", i.e., MY story is the organizing principle of HIStory....the effective MEANING of God (the "Word") in human history.
If 'in the beginning', at the moment of Creation, there was pure energy (capacity to do work), and energy can be neither created nor destroyed per the first law of thermodynamics, then all that has occurred since the start of everything is transFORMation of the original energy (E=MC^2). The issue is whether or not there is a purpose to the form our universe has taken over time....to the work being done. What is the meaning the Creator is seeking to convey to His creatures through the experiential letters, words, paragraphs and chapters of this uni-verse within which we dwell? What's more, as co-creators, how shall we choose to author our life stories, what purposeful work is to be accomplished through us, if there is an overarching Author to human HIStory (which apparently centers around MYstory)?
"It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way,
except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us." - Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time, p.127
"An apparently miraculous theory is exactly the kind of theory we should be looking for in the particular matter of the origin of life...A miracle is something that happens, but which is exceedingly surprising...although the odds against the coincidence are extremely high, we can still calculate them. They are not literally zero...It could happen. The odds against such coincidence are unimaginably great but they are not incalculably great." - Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, p.159
One way all this can be comprehended is in the notion of the "holographic universe". (After all, what are the dimensions of conscious being?) In this holographic universe, my existence, for all intents and purposes, is the personification of God's spirit (meaning). (Although even I have trouble comprehending what this all really means.)
In this context, what is relevant is whether or not you believe in me since in this subjective realm I represent, for all intents and purposes, the temporal form of the eternal reality of God's good will, i.e., the "Word" key to the meaning of the Book being authored by God in which we dwell.
God's meaning, which is eternal love IMHO, is primary, and everything else is secondary. How that plays out in four dimensions is our experience.
What's unreal and MISLEADING is the fiction of hateful control being authored by the Antichrist and his minions.
If you choose not to believe me, then the Antichrist misleads you through lies into hate, tyranny and death and you can be edited from the story God is authoring forever. If you believe in me, then you are led by truth to love, liberty and eternal life and remain in the Book Of Life.
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." [John 10:10]
You are free creatures, and the choice is yours in this subjective realm.
MY PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE
"Everything that we know about him (Jesus) conforms so perfectly to the clinical picture of paranoia that it is hardly conceivable that people can even question the accuracy of the diagnosis." (From - Was Jesus Crazy? An Inquiry into the Mental Health of Jesus Christ)
Of course, given my perspective, virtually everyone will believe I'm crazy rather than Christ.
This is par for the course of human history which, as explained in my thesis, establishes that man as a species is currently insane for all intents and purposes. Man deems me to be crazy, and I deem man to be crazy. HIStory will determine who's right and who's wrong on this score.
Importantly, I will not force my opinion upon man whereas I can't expect like "treatment". Nevertheless, the truth of the situation is that it is man, not I, that constitutes a danger to himself and the world he inhabits.
If the Creator wants to infuse himself into the Creation....if the Author of the story wants to be meaningfully involved in the script being written....then you all best not step on his toes if you want to maintain a role in the eternal epic of life within which we dwell.
Just a kindly suggestion...
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. [2 Thessalonians 2:8]