Journey Unto Shiloh: Part 1
The article on Daniel 2012 was an introduction to this series of articles on prophecy. It is a topic of much discussion and as I mentioned, the events of the past few years have made people realize that there truly is some substance to these ancient prophecies. To those that have not had the experience of religious insight, it is hard for them to accept the truth that words conceived thousands of years ago can affect events of today. To appreciate that fact you have to have faith. Some things do defy logic and scientific endeavour. As a scientist, it is a concept that I’ve had to wrestle with constantly but know with certainty that there are things that occur in this world that defy explanation and we just have to accept them. The experience of an epiphany is real. As real to the person that has such a revelation as would be getting up each morning and going to work for those that never share such an experience. Some you will see, hear, touch, perhaps even smell, our senses telling us that they are not merely hallucinations but have actual substance to their existence. And they certainly have nothing to do with the Christian hijacking of the word and attributing an epiphany to every piece of burnt toast or water stained wall where they imagine they see the image of Mariam or Jeshua. These are merely wild imaginings, senseless, meaningless optical illusions resulting from religious hysteria, greed on Ebay, or overworked imaginations. When examining the true meaning of an epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia , "manifestation, striking appearance") is an experience of sudden and striking realization. Generally the term is used to describe breakthrough scientific, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in which an enlightening realization allows a problem or situation to be understood from a new and deeper perspective. Unless you find a way to fix the toaster or repair the leak damaging the wall, then these latter examples are certainly not what we’d label as epiphanies since there is no actual enlightenment.
Have I had the experience of an epiphany. Yes, and in saying so I go against all my scientific principles, training and postulates, but do so knowing that there are no other words by which to describe my experiences. Notice that I use the plural. It has happened on several times. My first experience was back in 1972 and I’ve described that episode in one of my articles already. That was followed by another in 1986, then again in 1998, also described in part in the article, ‘The Final Battle’, and lastly in 2008. The interesting point that I had overlooked until recently was the countdown in those dates. They are decreasing by two years at each interval. That being the case, then the next one would be due in 2016, at the same time that I inferred from my article on Daniel that the world will finally changes and a new beginning arrives. But that’s only after several years of unprecedented hardship and suffering as the result of war and devastation. Therefore it is an actual Countdown and it took me over thirty years to finally come to this realization, which only confirms my belief of that we still have much to learn from the original prophecies.
What were these revelations that I encountered. The first as I mentioned in that earlier article was one of being told that I had a role or function that I had to perform in this life. Not only did it explain my purpose but also unfolded my lineage to me at a time when I knew nothing of my own heritage. Only once I began investigating, both genealogically and historically, did I come to the realization that this was not a fantasy, a hallucinogenic episode brought on by the activities of the 1970’s, but an accurate and documented fact of which the knowledge was only possessed by a few and they never shared with the rest of the family and definitely never with me.
Separating the Reality
These episodes that I am describing, are not a singular event but an entire period of epiphany, some lasting weeks, others for months. They can be either the same message playing over and over again in your head like a VCR on self-rewind, or they can be a series of messages, not necessarily related but all having the same purpose; to ingrain a message so deeply into your mind that will never forget it nor escape it. Those whom have had a true epiphany will know exactly what I am talking about. Perhaps they were too frightened to talk about them in the past, too scared to let anyone know that they might be a little different, but that is not unusual. No one wants to be labelled, pointed at, ridiculed or criticized, but unfortunately for them, the source of such messages has no consideration for your personal considerations. Like Jonah, you cannot ignore them, or escape them. The more you try, the more the stress of avoidance increases upon your shoulders until you are weighed down and burdened beyond belief. You begin to think of yourself as cursed, abandoned, and despondent, unable to comprehend the source of your affliction. Only when you accept that the messages, the revelations are real and that you must accept, the task they set for you, will the sun literally come out from behind the clouds and your life will brighten and change for the better. Psychiatrists and psychologists will label you asschizophrenic or worse if you seek a medical remedy. Friend will alienate you as being too weird to be seen with. Furthermore, everything you read will say that it cannot happen, will not happen, and most definitely deny it ever happened. How strange that in a world where there are still those with a fairly strong belief in a Creator, that the ‘norm’ will still insist that such a creative force is incapable of sending a message and that we equally incapable of receiving it. Now that is ‘illogical’. As Einstein insisted, “God does not play dice”, meaning that even the most scientifically grounded of us all, could not escape the fact that he personally believed the events of this world were not random and that there was a Higher Power that governed our lives. If Einstein could believe it, then why are there so many ready to criticize those of us that have found this balance between scientific reality and forces beyond our comprehension?
The Journey Series
What I will begin is a series of articles. Articles that explore the revelations that I have personally experienced and the messages that they carried, specifically to be delivered to the world at this point in time. Messages that will possibly offend some in the religious mainstreams because they run contrary to much of what we have been led to believe, yet they are all firmly grounded and solidly based on Tanach, or Old Testament scripture. That offense will be to Rabbanite and Karaite alike. To Christian and Muslim and any other faith that claims to have a monopoly on the one true God. One can continue to believe that the interpretations that have been passed down to them through the centuries by religious figures are true and therefore anything that I may have to say is blasphemy, heresy, or worse, or else one can finally reach that point in their life where those that have eyes, see, and those that have ears, hear. The time has come for you to decide whether or not to take that Journey Unto Shiloh with me.
Avrom Aryeh Zuk Kahana