As we climbed the large rock at the end of the beach, I began to feel the effects of the LSD. I looked up to see Keith and James disappear into the sun that was setting atop the rock. I had a vision of us as Hobbits taking the Ring of invisibility to the mount to cast it in so we three could end the War in Vietnam.
When I stood up at the zenith, I was in a flash of bright white light. I lost my footing, and was tumbling down the rock. I put my hands out to stop my slide, and cried out as a sharp piece of rock tore into the palm of my hand. My feet were dangling over the edge. I looked down a hundred feet at the sea lions on a rock. I went into shock. I did not have the strength to pull myself up. That’s when I felt my friends grab the army shirt I was wearing, and pull me up. I looked at their eyes and they were black orbs due to the dilation of their pupils. They could barely move. We were in deep trouble for it was a treacherous climb up, and would now be a life and death struggle to get down. Keith and James had to hand me down to one another because my legs were gone. It took us a half hour to get down, and by that time, the LSD had become a monster. We had taken too much.
James tore up my army shirt to make a bandage for my wound that exposed a bone. He took me in the water to wash my wound, and we both got soaked by a wave. We had made the final mistake. The sun was setting, and it was getting cold. Then, I saw them, these beautiful white horses coming out of the waves. It was a very peaceful sight as I sat in the sand. Then, they came, with their beautiful banners flapping in the sea breeze. They contained the cote of arms of their noble families. My ancestors were amongst them. The Lords of Rougemont and Guyere, sent knights to capture Jerusalem. We were captured in battle and hung together on a gutter of a Crusader Castle we could not defend. We were left their for weeks, in our white tunics stained with blood.
Not once in my blogs have I mentioned John of Patmos. When I read Revelations many years later, I wondered. I wondered if we had fought the coming battle of Armageddon – and won! Had we prevented a worl war?
As the kights came out of the sea, row after row, the beauty of this sight, died. These knight meant business. All of sudden I felt and smelled their fear. People were going to die. These knights were riding into hell. Much blood woud be shed. Why? I was powerless to stop them. I was wet and cold and going into shock. We had no warm blankets. And then I heard the helicopters and the tracks of the landing barges. I was in the present. I was in Vietnam.
Jon the Nazarite
John of Patmos is the name given, in the Book of Revelation, as the author of the apocalyptic text that is traditionally canonized in the New Testament. According to the text of Revelation, John is living on the Greek island of Patmos, where by some, he is considered to be in exile as a result of anti-Christian persecution under Roman emperor Domitian.
In Christian denominations, John of Patmos is regarded as a prophet and a saint who receives divine revelation. He has been referred to as John the Divine, John the Revelator, John the Theologian, Eagle of Patmos and John the Seer.
The Four Spirits as the Four Cherubim below the Throne of God
The Four Horses of the Apocalypse – Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
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Can we now suggest that the four spirits, winds or messengers of God are actually the four Cherubim, upon which the Throne of God travels? Are we visualizing an inter-dimensional picture of the Throne of the God of creation? It appears that the four cherubim have the capacity to move out or away from the throne and as agents, represent the God of Israel?
Let us step up a bit more to the awesome presence of God. If the site of the Holy of Holies in the Temple Mount is the footstool of the Lord and the Throne of God in another dimensional parallel universe is directly over the Temple Mount and the Land of Israel, could the Cherubim be so large that the four cherubim cover the entire cardinal points of Planet Earth from pole to pole? While they are like mighty steeds roaming the earth, it may also represent only the directional flow of some “other-dimensional” form of energy glowing like burnt bronze yet never leaving the perimeter of the wheels of each cherub.
Zechariah 6:6 – The one with the Black Horses is going toward
the North Country,
The White are going after them,
and the Dappled are going toward the south country.” (NKJV)
Let us look at some other translations.
Zechariah 6:6 – New International Version – “The one with the black horses is going toward the north country, the one with the white horses toward the west, and the one with the dappled horses toward the south.”
Zechariah 6:6 – New English Bible – The chariot with the black horses is going to the land of the north, that with the white to the far west, that with the dappled to the south, and that with the roan to the land of the east.
The Book of Zechariah holds the key to one of the critical interpretative tools of the Book of Revelation. This is introduced in the Book of Revelation as four seals. The symbolism is imbedded in the same four color description of four horses; white, red, black and dappled.
The literal meaning of these passages has been obscured for centuries. Part of the reason is that the meaning of these horses and riders is tied to the four cardinal points of the compass. The problem is this, to have four cardinal points you have to have a central ‘ground zero’ point of reference
(2 John 2) :” because of the truth that remains in us, and it will be with us forever.”