This is Byzantine emperor Manouel I Komenos and his second wife Maria of Antioch. circa 1118 to 1180. An example of iron mixed with clay.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream: The Divine Scheme of Empires In The History Of Men
"There Can Be Only One" quote from the television series Highlander
In the last few articles I have dealt with the subject of race and history. It is an inquiry I have found necessary to deal with because it is a concern that not only men continue to grapple with, but goes to the heart of those issues which are eternal. I asserted in a previous article that history and life is not some random chaotic event and also that Israel is the fulcrum upon which history turns. Therefore, it is important in the context of where we are in the age to ascertain the identity of the correct Israel of antiquity and address the question of where they are now. All of the ancient empires that existed had a bearing on the nation of Israel and in some cases their ascendancy was due to the corrective measures God assessed Israel due to the breaking of their covenant with him.
I am a huge tennis fan given that I played it as a youth and continued to follow it throughout my life. I was always amazed at how the number one player would rise to the top and dominate a field of literally hundreds of players. Each one would bring something distinctive to the game that set them apart and allowed them to dominate for a time. No one demonstrates this better than Rodger Federer. He is arguably so far the greatest male tennis player of all time. His talent is prodigious and during his run of 17 grand slams he would often produce flawless and effortless looking tennis. Even at this time he remains at the top of the game. What tennis demonstrates is the principle of the parable of talents. In Matthew 25:14 Jesus tells his disciples the parable of the talents in relation to the coming of the kingdom of heaven. It states, “again it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags and to another one bag.”
If one reads the rest of this parable they will see that the first two doubled the amount of gold while the last servant did nothing with his bag of gold. While on the surface this parable can be viewed as a lesson on stewardship, what I want to highlight is that there was inequality in the amount of gold given in the first place so that what is observed is a pattern of life throughout humanity as well as cosmically. What is the pattern? It is that everybody cannot be number one. In any given field there are people with varying degrees of talent, but as in tennis not everyone has the same amount of talent that can propel them to the number one ranking in the world. The others who are under the number one player are like the supporting cast.
This same principle is exhibited throughout all aspects in life. Someone has to be the top person in charge-the captain of a ship and then his first officer followed by the rest of the seamen. This is equally demonstrated in the way God has organized relevant empires that affect the people of Israel. It is the way the spiritual world is organized. The principalities and powers of the air have power as well as angels, but they are not the number one player in the spiritual world. Jesus displayed in his earthly tenure that the number one ranking and dominance in that world was and is within his provenance. The principalities and powers of the air have power but God the father with Jesus sitting at his right hand has all power. In the kingdom of men what we witness is when an empire arises that affects the people of Israel it is the dominate empire or kingdom of its time and all other nations are secondary and submissive to it.
The book of Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is an example of this principle. In Daniel 2, Daniel a Judean exiled in captivity in Babylon is compelled to interpret on the threat of all the magicians, sorcerers and wise men being put to death the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. I will at this point provide a brief synopsis because the dream is very lengthy. Nebuchadnezzar has a dream in which he sees a large statute. Daniel reveals that the statue has a head of gold, a chest of silver, a belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron and feet partly of iron and partly of clay. (vs.32,33). The head of gold Daniel explains is King Nebuchadnezzar. He goes to say, “You O king are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given to you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. I believe most theologians consider the other three kingdoms to be the Medo-Persian, Greek and then Roman empire.
There are various interpretations as to the meaning of the feet, but the correct interpretation is that it is the Roman empire later fragmented racially. Why do I say this? Daniel in regards to the feet of iron and partly of clay states in verse 43 “As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men, but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.” The “they” in the verse refers to the ruling class of each empire and it was doubtlessly common for kings of various empires to think of themselves in a god-like fashion, but what is noticeable also is that each phase of the statue is a solid metal until it arrives at the feet. Therefore, per the principle of only one being able to occupy the top spot what the solid metal of the statute represents are the successive Black empires and by that I mean people in their original state of melanin.
Babylon as I showed before in Genesis was founded by Nimrod a son of Cush. It is reasonable to assume at the time of Nebuchadnezzar Babylon was still a mostly Black/Brown ruled kingdom. So it follows for Persia, Greece and Rome; however, Greece and Rome being ruled by a Black Dravidian Indian type represented by Japheth the eldest son of Noah and thus being designated as being of the gentiles. It is with some difficulty that I located in antiquity a son of Japheth as they seem almost non-existent, but I am of the belief that Tarshish a son of Javan, who was a son of Japheth were inhabitants of isles like Minoan Crete. Some of the artwork I have seen of ancient Minoans corroborates this. According to New Light On the Dark Age Of Greece by Jan Sammer www.varchive.org Immanuel Velikovsky was of the view that Tarshish was the name employed by Old Testament writers to designate Crete as a whole or its chief city Knossos. According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary on www.bible-history.com, Tarshish is a Sanscrit or Aryan word meaning sea coast.
Given this backdrop, it is evident that at some point as the Roman empire begin to fade, the Black ruling class begin to marry whites from central Asia who were immigrating in large numbers into Europe for various reasons war being a primary factor. This is what is meant by “they will mingle with the seed of men” as the Whites would have been looked upon as commoners and as different from the Black ruling elite and Egyptian/Cushitic influenced culture of Greece and Rome as proposed by Martin Bernal in Black Athena.
Eventually, the Black nobility of Europe would lose ground and for some phenotype due to mulatto offspring, while as one researcher has suggested when their power was finally broken in the late 1800’s they would be written out of history and whitened over in paintings. Thus, the prophecy of their not adhering to one another as iron does not mix with clay would be fulfilled. In the next article I will discuss the sons of Abraham of the line of Shem and how this development with the Roman empire affected them.