Olympic Ceremony Symbolism - Part Two
The closing ceremonies of the Olympics on August 8-24, 2008 were filled with symbols of many kinds. Through this elaborate pageantry that has been so effectively marketed to us as mere entertainment, a series of messages were broadcast that reveal a sinister plan. These covert messages outline an agenda for your future, a future you're not going to like! The achievement of the goals so published comes at your expense! The cryptic messages being sent will probably shock you! At some point in the not very distant future vast numbers of people are going to discover that the most dire threat they face could have been avoided if only they had taken the warnings seriously. These Olympic signs come as such a warning!
Events and conditions that have begun to impact your life so dramatically have not come for the reasons being suggested by the media. You are being lied to about the most important factors that influence your life. The witness of the Olympic signs testifies to this conspiracy to deceive. You can consider this a conspiracy theory but applying such a label neither validates nor invalidates it. If your eyes are opened to see the deception evident in the presentation of the Olympic signs, you will perhaps begin to see the same lies in the presentation of "news." The spin put on events being reported today compares to the commentary on the Olympic signs. This is not an indictment of a particular agency, which would be far too narrow a view. Any and all media participants who promote the lies and further the wicked agenda are complicit, but the responsibility for the scheme lies beyond. Who or what is behind the conspiracy to deprive you of everything you value will become plain enough.
These are strong words, and who am I that you should listen to me? Well, don't take my word for it, this series on the signs is presented in such a way that, if you care enough to dedicate your time and effort, you can prove the veracity of my claim for yourself! This is my gift and my challenge to you, as the Lord has granted it.
What all this means to you and to those you love, your family, friends and neighbors, is something that must really come to you very personally. Your response, or lack of it, will determine your future and, quite likely, the future of others.
If you dare to consider how the agenda presented in the symbolic messages is already being carried out, you will come to the realization that the authority to continue to move this plan forward has been granted. This indicates the arrival of the judgment appointed for the last days. Judgment is two-fold, which is to say that we will ultimately get what we deserve, whether good or bad. Your response matters.
If you are seeking some personal investment strategy or survival strategy and, in the course of this series come to perceive that I've been granted some insight, you will find the strategies suggested within worthy of adoption.
16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;
Breaking the Code
Because symbolic imagery is used to transmit the message it requires some skill, effort, common sense and above all spiritual discernment to discover the meaning. It's not easy to discover the meaning, and most can't, because they're not prepared to, or, simply won't make the effort. However, the Lord has ordained this work because some will, and this is for you! The symbolic language of the Olympic signs conveys a small number of themes, and the symbols and themes are repeated over and again, so this redundancy ensures that we understand the intended message.
The means of identifying and interpreting these symbols is just like what I've learned to do with those found in the biblical text. For many years, now, the Lord has opened to me a symbolic level of meaning in the scriptures, the matter of types and shadows. The first opening to me was the very manner of opening itself, as I've presented in a work called Keys to Developing a Hearing Ear. In what are called parables, the Lord declared spiritual and mostly prophetic truths through stories where one thing represents another. He used figurative language, symbolic language. This is a means of hiding the meaning from some and revealing it to others. Even though many might hear a story, only a few understand the meaning. The Lord himself carefully oversees the hiding and revealing. Some parables were explicitly declared to be parables, but most are not. Many prophetic truths are merely hinted at on the superficial level of the text, with their meaning discovered in the redundant messaging provided through a weaving of layers of symbolic imagery. These symbolic layers are as parables. That's how it works in the Bible and that's how it works with the Olympic signs. The theatrical ceremonies are parables and we understand their meaning as the Lord opens to us the interpretation of the symbols.
Language is a precise matter, and the Olympic symbols are used with characteristic precision and integrity. We have to look carefully at the elements of the presentations because they are all potential clues. The audio and the video are synchronized so the testimony of one medium complements the other. Messages are sent through the actions of the performers and every other attribute of the performance, set and props.
The phrase "subliminal message" may have come to your mind when the idea of hidden messages in the ceremonies was first considered. While watching the pageantry, the vast majority of people don't perceive anything meaningful on a conscious level, it's merely a passing entertainment. Yet, the symbols and patterns are presented at no small expense. Why? The many layers of meaning woven into the ceremonies could't possibly register in the conscious mind in a single viewing. Was this elaborate symbolic messaging a wasted effort? Common sense tells us that those behind the scheme know things most folks don't know. Any communication effected or effect produced must be by means either of analysis, like I'm doing here, or by subliminal means, below the threshold of consciousness. Theirs was no wasted effort. Whatever the fruit of this messaging, whatever meaning or spirit conveyed, it has gone out into the world and it will bear whatever fruit is appointed in this season.
What I'm doing here with this series is exposing the content of this supernatural dense data burst to your conscious mind. By the power of the risen Christ Jesus, Y'shua HaMashiach, you can come out from the antichrist delusion. The enemy of God, the dragon is able to present parables with great skill, and the Lord who is sovereign and exercises full authority over all, including the dragon, is able to reveal the interpretation to whomsoever He wills. He is able to protect us, and guide us, and "there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved! (Acts 4:12) Call upon His present help. You do need it!
The official video feeds provided by NBC from their web site are long gone. This is the best substitute I've seen yet. The actual London Ceremony begins about 1:20 in.
A Whole Lotta Love
In this second part of the series I'm going to begin to expose these themes and messages, starting with a scene where Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page performed "Whole Lotta Love."
I understand what is presented on five levels.
- A mating ritual, a sex scene
- A coming anti-Flood and ark of Noah the eighth (See Part Seven)
- A siren luring a mariner to destruction, testifying of the toxic relationship between the gods and mortals
- The arrival of the beast and the harlot of Revelation 13 and 17
- A mocking proclamation to the world and worldly that you are getting screwed, and you don't even know it!
This presentation addresses a "mature" topic and language appropriate for the subject matter that is at times rather graphic will be used here. Be forewarned. I also want to state that the countries and cities and their peoples that are the subjects here are addressed without personal bias. If I do my job properly, the only "bias" here is the Lord's own. :)
Whole Lotta Love - The Soundtrack
The dramatic presentation has two elements that must be considered; video, which is the visual imagery, and audio, the soundtrack. The basis of the soundtrack is pretty simple, so I'd like to begin here. At the heart of it is the performance of a song, titled "Whole Lotta Love." This iconic rock song is performed by one of the men responsible for the original Led Zeppelin version, Jimmy Page, who puts down some riffs that are among the Rock and Roll genre's most recognizable. It is sung, not by Robert Plant, who sung the original, but by a female icon of the current Pop music scene, Leona Lewis. Both are from the UK.
For this performance the lyrics were modified to make them less graphic. The original lyric is shown in the side bar. The word "love" is really used only metaphorically in the song; there is no actual expression of love. The feelings expressed are selfish, not selfless. It is a wholly carnal and crude expression of a sexual relationship where the male is manipulating the female. It might better be called, "Whole Lotta Lust." This is the song chosen to set the tone and establish an essential meaning of the dramatic scene. You might have thought this production was merely a pretty standard rock and roll show, but it is truly much more than that!
Interpreting the Metaphor
Again, I'm going to be very graphic in interpreting the lyrics. The reason I'm spelling it out in detail is because this is how it is expressed in the Olympic performance. Please don't let this put you off. If you must, skip down to the next section.
- "I'm gonna give you every inch of my love, Gonna give you my love" - Love = penis, and beyond that his ejaculate.
- "Wanna whole lotta love" - This is the lusting after a big penis, desire for lots of ejaculate and for frequency of intercourse, which adds up to an abundance of sexual pleasure.
- "You need coolin', baby, I'm not foolin'," - She is hot, sexually aroused, and, according to the man, "needs coolin' to quench her burning passion.
- "I'm gonna send you back to schoolin'" - The man is going to school her in lovemaking as the more experienced of the partners, also implying emotional manipulation.
- "Way down inside honey, you need it, I'm gonna give you my love" - Her need for sexual gratification with the man's "love."
- "You've been learnin', baby, I been learnin' All them good times, baby, baby, I've been yearnin'" - She is getting the lesson of the schoolin' and accepting the man's advances.
- "You've been coolin', baby, I've been droolin', All the good times I've been misusin'" - She has begun to be used and abused, misused in their relationship.
- "Way, way down inside, I'm gonna give you my love, I'm gonna give you every inch of my love" - Graphic male bravado expressing his dominance in the magnitude of the physical expression he relates to his masculinity.
- "Shake for me, girl" - She is moved by his performance, ecstatic and fulfilled in her climax.
- "I wanna be your backdoor man" - The desired relationship is not open and legitimate but covert, potentially adulterous.
- "Keep it coolin', baby" - "Let's make this a regular thing."
The lesson in this is one of immorality, of a carnal love of the sinful, destructive, selfish and manipulative kind, the kind that brings bastard children, heartbreak, disease and judgment into the lives of men and women who lack wisdom, discernment or self control. It is a counterfeit of the healthy genuine love of the Father. It is the love of the world and worldly, and that of the false Bridegroom lover.
There is more to the sound track than just the song and its lyrics, but since it relates closely to what's shown on the video I'm going to address it in that context.
Whole Lotta Love - The Visual Imagery
The following is an expose of the video as it harmonizes with the theme of the song lyrics. Once again, I'm going to spell it out in rather graphic detail, as presented during the ceremony. Some might think I'm simply reading things in to the performance, but, no. I'm just seeing what is there. Watch it as many times as you need to become convinced.
- The scene darkens and the bus begins a dramatic transformation. The commentator says: "Oh look, the bus is opening up like a lotus flower." In the Hindu culture, the lotus flower is connected with Brahma and Lakshmi, the divinities of potence and wealth.
- Out of the midst of the stage arises a beautiful seductress on a pedestal.
- With a siren's sultry look and sensual voice she quickly attracts a lover. This is announced as we hear, "There he is - we've been expecting him..."
- The distinctive form of a double helix is seen in Leona's dress and support structure. This structure supports her at the waist and resembles a section of DNA, alluding to reproduction and strengthening the theme introduced by the lotus flower.
- Just as the DNA structure is revealed, the commentator announces that Leona is a 23 year old, with 23 being the number of chromosomes in an egg. This does occur in the bird's nest and she is half bird, as you will soon see - and what's a bird's nest without eggs?
- When Leona has finished the enticing prelude and Jimmy has appeared on a stage below they begin the song "Whole Lotta Love." This is the season of flirtation and foreplay.
- While the siren sings the second verse of the song she and her lover are drawn nearer, the pedestal gently lowering to place them on the same plane.
- His burning passion is signaled in a view of her lover with the Olympic flame in the background, making it look like he is on fire. Jimmy Page signals his desire and readiness to engage with her by gesturing.
- The rhythmic music changes to a swirling nonrhythmic guitar sequence, during which she undresses, leaving the tail plumage behind and joining him on the platform. They are transitioning from the setting of flirtation and foreplay to become joined intimately close in the "act of love."
- She begins to dance and the passionate guitar riff that is the signature element of the song is played, and the passion and intensity of the performance is taken to the next level.
- The camera draws up close to frame Jimmy's mid-section and focus on the playing of the guitar, a prominent symbol of male genitalia.
- As Leona sings the third verse, the most graphic and controversial line is notably passed over. Instead of singing "I'm gonna give you every inch of my love" she gives the replacement line with a smile and a knowing look acknowledging the inside joke. The omission of what is so well known and expected draws our attention to the missing element!
- During this sequence Jimmy looks at Leona and postures his guitar between his legs (indeed, it is a "whole lotta love") while Leona responds in kind, covering her genitalia with her hand.
- The intensity of the musical performance then builds to its climax.
- As the music peaks, the siren wails and the umbrellas which had been brought to the sides of the bus in a subdued tone, gray and plain, begin to burst into an orgasmic multi-hued display.
- A secondary platform with four other performers has now been raised up, and, right as the music peaks, David Beckham the footballer launches a soccer ball, the item that is almost his very identity, out into the sea of people. The ball representing the seed had been kept down below out of sight. When the act symbolized has passed the point of no return, the ball rises from below, becoming the focus of everyone's attention as David holds it above his head, then launches it into the air.
- The song ends and the lovers gently embrace.
- The bus begins to drive away, and Jimmy and Leona, even though their song has ended, are still softly dancing to the music that is a merging of the song they just finished and the seductive scene's theme music. They are basking in the afterglow, a theme picked up by the umbrellas.
So, this tawdry drama is an elaborate sex scene, indeed, a "Whole Lotta Love"! What could be the point? Is it simply a harmless joke? During the closing narrative you may observe a subtle connection being made as the commentator apparently reads from the script. "... while Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page head out, the London presentation over, we look forward to those games in 2012, when we come back, the extinguishing of the flame here of these games in Beijing." A peculiar sentence structure and a pause places emphasis on the words, "of these games." Is this not a sly reference to the coolin' we just witnessed? Their flame was extinguished, and in these Olympic games, you can be sure, people, we are being played! It is a joke to some, but not harmless, and the joke's on us. But, as the old saying goes, he who laughs last laughs best.
The Way of Sirens and Mariners
As I described the sex scene I referred to Leona as a siren. This identifies another layer of symbolic meaning. A subtle message was delivered about the way of sirens and mariners! It is a simple scene and a simple message, one of seduction and destruction.
As befitting the Olympics, sirens are associated with ancient Greece as a class of gods. According to Dictionary.com meaning #1, a siren is, "one of several sea nymphs, part woman and part bird, who lure mariners to destruction by their seductive singing." Leona is presented as a siren, a very sensual woman wearing a dress that resembles the lush plumage of a bird, with wings folded against the body. The siren is elevated high above on a pedestal, as a heavenly goddess. Although the song that will be performed is the Led Zeppelin tune, her prelude has no words and doesn't resemble the song that will follow. Her prelude is a seductive siren song, and with her sultry look and sensual voice she soon attracts a lover. This is announced as we hear the commentator say, "There he is - we've been expecting him..."
Jimmy Page's role in this is as a mariner. During the sirens song he rises out of the bus, standing on a platform. He is standing on the deck of his ship, approaching her amidst the waves and out-jutting rocks represented in the surrounding hedge and the blue-green lit background. It is the way of sirens and mariners that mariners are lured to their destruction. Seduced and enchanted by the singing and, drawing in closer, they run their ships aground on the rocks. When the siren's song came to an end, Jimmy's ship had drawn as close to her as it would come. He then began to play his signature song, and the commentator announced him as "Jimmy Page, of Led Zeppelin fame." Do you see where this is going? What's the imagery of a lighter-than-air ship made of lead? When the commentator concludes his introduction with the words, "Zeppelin fame," what comes to mind but the image of that most famous zeppelin, the Hindenburg, going down in flames. This scene is identified with Led Zeppelin as it was chosen as the cover art for their first album, the one that first brought them fame! The mariner goes down with the ship!
From what we've seen so far, "Whole Lotta Love" as the chosen song could hardly have been better for what it brings to the presentation. It's lyrics establish the theme on one level. Now we see how the band's name supports the message on another, providing dramatic emphasis in the imagery of a siren's seduction and mariner's destruction!
It is a curious bit of history that Led Zeppelin recorded their first album at Olympic Studios, 117 Church Road, London in October 1968. It is interesting, too, that Church Road happens to be on the north east perimeter of the 2012 London Olympics complex.
We have to ask, having recognized and understood the symbolism in this scene, what is the intent of this covert message? It presents the toxic relationship between the gods and mortals! This will become quite clear as I address the next level of covert messaging and expand upon it in further signs.
And I Saw a Woman Sitting on a Scarlet Beast
Overlaid upon the symbolism of the "London presentation" is a parable of a very sobering reality. It'is a window into the tragic relationship between the gods and mortals that involves the entire world from now until the close of the age. Revelation 17 is in view, and this startling facet of the drama can be identified with the same degree of certainty as the preceding facets! Providing, of course, the Lord opens the eye and grants His favor.
1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality." 3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, 5 and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, "BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
In this theatrical production we see Leona as the great harlot and the red bus as the scarlet beast upon which the great harlot sits! You may want to review the video again to see what I'm describing.
Closing Ceremony: Jimmy Page Performance
As a siren is a sea nymph and this great harlot was shown to John sitting on many waters, so it is that we see the colors of the sea in the surroundings, blue and green. The many waters are interpreted for us in verse 15 as "peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues." It is the "sea of humanity." The people surrounding the scarlet bus are illuminated as befitting the sea. It is this scarlet beast that is seen coming out of the sea in Revelation 13:1, and, again, the blue-green a is fitting backdrop for the scarlet bus as it begins to fulfill its appointed purpose.
And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
Revelation 17:2 gives us insight into Jimmy Page's role, as one of the kings of the earth committing acts of immorality with the great harlot. It also reveals the symbolic identity of the performers who surround the bus, who are "Londoners" according to the commentator. They are common people, individuals dressed in costumes resembling clothes like you see on the streets in cities anywhere in the world. They represent "those who dwell on the earth" who "were made drunk with the wine of her immorality." At first the people are peaceful and moving together in harmony. As soon as the bus has unfolded like a lotus flower they begin some very animated activity, with break dancing and seemingly random kinds of dances and movements. They begin acting rather disturbed and uncomfortable in their postures, making awkward thrusting movements. As the harlot begins to sing they repeatedly expose and present themselves to her as for immoral service. Consider for a moment, if those performers are not playing out Revelation 17:2 for us, what exactly are they doing? Can you suggest a plausible explanation for their behavior based upon some other theme present? Uh-huh. Keep in mind how the soundtrack lends its meaning to the scene. Its message is one of immorality, of a carnal love of the sinful, destructive, selfish and manipulative kind. This is the nature of these relationships! These are the worshipers of the beast.
The appearance of the great harlot as described in verse 4 isn't perfectly mirrored in Leona's appearance, but, neither is it very different. Leona is a striking vision of great sensuality and wealth. She is dressed in what looks like purple (in moments of appropriate lighting) and gold (but no visible scarlet) and has on her right wrist some manner of special adornment. Instead of "having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality" she holds a black microphone, through which "the unclean things of her immorality" are broadcast to the world.
Let's turn our attention to the scarlet beast on which the great harlot is perched. To represent a scarlet beast, a big red bus is a great choice of symbols. Vehicles represent ministries. The beast has a religious facet (receiving worship as a god), and, as a "double-decker" public transportation vehicle it is a behemoth of a ministry that will pick up as many people as it can on its way to its final destination. (Rev 17:8 "The beast...is about to...go to destruction" - Rev 17:11 "The beast...goes to destruction") This transport's last stop? The lake of fire. This scarlet bus appeared on the scene looking pretty ordinary. It soon morphed into something altogether unexpected. This, too, is the anticipated manner of the beast.
There are some props in the scene presenting further symbolic elements. One of them is a sign, a literal bus stop sign. Hey, what is this but a SIGN! Let's read the sign and consider very soberly what it means! Do we want to get on board? Is this bus going to take us where we want to go?
From one perspective, the raised platform representing the beast is hedged about with the skyline of London. From another perspective it is merely a hedge. The top of the unfolded bus is as a wilderness of greenery. What is the point of this element if not to allude to the setting within which John experienced the revelation? He testified that the angel "carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness.
The features of the beast that are the heads, horns and crowns seem to be well represented by the selection of the people of stature lifted up and exalted on its stages. Jimmy Page and Leona pretty much define "rock star status," which is to say they are as royalty, nearly worshipped as gods. The silhouette of the skyline hedge that encircles the top of the bus speaks to me also of heads, horns and crowns.
London - Capital City of the UK
The next element I'm going to highlight is one that can hardly be missed. The bus is identified with London. It seems as natural and innocent an element as could possibly be found, because the coming Olympics will hosted in London. Any tribute at the transitional closing of the Beijing games must certainly honor London. Yet, not to be passed over, this element, too, is an important symbol! This whole scene was referred to by the commentator as the "London presentation." The type of bus known as a double-decker is an iconic symbol of the city of London." As the bus came into the frame, one of the commentators on the video soundtrack said, "The organizers wanted a symbol that says "London. They chose wisely." Emblazoned on the side of the bus are the words "London-Beijing-London." The London skyline with the representation of landmark locations is visible in the hedge surrounding the stage area. What does it mean? Consider this while you read the balance of Revelation 17.
6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly. 7 And the angel said to me, "Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8 "The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. 9 "Here is the mind which has wisdom The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10 and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11 "The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. 12 "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13 "These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. 14 "These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful." 15 And he said to me, "The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16 "And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. 17 "For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. 18 "The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."
In verses 12-13 and 16-17 a united kingdom is revealed to the apostle John as an important feature, emphasized through repetition. London is the capital city of the UK. Spelling it out, here, the initials "UK" stand for the United Kingdom. Think about it - the UNITED KINGDOM! (I'm not saying this collection of islands is literally the beast, though it will play out its destined role in league with other national entities.) In this "London production," the scarlet bus could hardly be more identified with the United Kingdom, with the emblem on the side, attention drawn to the fact that all the performers were from the UK, and David Beckham, pride of the UK himself even had the Union Jack prominently displayed on his jersey!
When will there truly be a united kingdom? When the Lord Y'shua reigns from his throne over the whole earth. When will the counterfeit have his hour? When the 10 horns that are kings of the earth receive a kingdom and, with one purpose in common, give their kingdoms to the beast!
The UK is a prophetic symbol of the united kingdom to come (actually both coming united kingdoms), what is sometimes referred to as the new world order and the one world government. London, as the capital city, represents the UK itself. The bus and everything else in the "London presentation" speaks loudly to us, shouts, rather - BEAST! The bus has arrived from London for its stop in Beijing and is returning to London. Do you need a sign to tell you Revelation 17 is here? Well, there you go!
Is the link between the red bus and the scarlet beast a figment of my imagination, a fanciful delusion? If it's not, there are some hard questions that beg to be asked.
On This Stone
The people in the bird's nest stadium and watching all around the world, who celebrated this theatrical "London presentation," joined together in exalting the one who is "drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus." Sickening, isn't it? A lot of thinking and planning, effort and expense went into this ceremony to make the precise statement that has been set before you. Rather than my reading into this scenario what is not there, I feel I am more likely leaving out some of what is actually there, by my ignorance and slowness of heart to believe. Who are the parties responsible to craft and present this sign? Responsibility can't simply be laid at the feet of Zhang Yimou and Zhang Jigang. How can they get away with such a message while under the spotlight, while all the world watched? Was no one offended? Did no one notice? You see, the world is blinded and will not see. But for a small band of rebels, the world and worldly are busy dancing to the tune. "Whole Lotta Love" "Beijing, Beijing - I love Beijing" They are willing and even eager to get on board, and be taken for a ride.
Like the sirens of legend, the harlot lures the "mariners" to their destruction with her seductive song. As they draw near to listen, their ships run aground on the rocks. There is a rock that is not the true rock of ages, who is the beast empowered by the dragon. There is a way to avoid being destroyed on the rocks, to avoid being drawn in by the harlot's seduction. Yet, your death is still in view. There is no avoiding death on a rock.
And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.
Falling on this stone, Y'shua, the rock of ages, will break you to pieces, yet it is far better than the alternative. Take up your cross and follow Him. It is the wise choice, and your only real option. Do you see the meaning of this sign that is the "London production"? Do you understand the implications? Take it to heart. The Lord has drawn you near and opened your eyes. Praise and worship Him, and testify of His love and provision for you, my friend. If you have been on board the crimson bus, dancing to the same tune that entices its worshipers, it is time now to disembark. This may be the last stop, for you.
I'd like to address the most visible signage on the bus, "London-Beijing-London." It is something of a Beijing sandwich; Beijing wrapped in London. This superficially indicates that the vehicle came from London, has stopped in Beijing and is returning to London.
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary: London: "chief city and capital of England, L. Londinium (c.115), often explained as "place belonging to a man named Londinos," a supposed Celtic personal name meaning "the wild one," "but this etymology is rejected in an emphatic footnote in Jackson 1953 (p.308), and we have as yet nothing to put in its place." [Margaret Gelling, "Signposts to the Past: Place-Names and the History of England," Chichester, 1978] Considering London as a symbol of the sea beast kingdom, "place belonging to the wild one" seems fitting.
What about the meaning of Beijing? Formerly known in English as Peking, Beijing is the capital city of the People's Republic of China. To those of us in what is considered the West, the symbol of China is the dragon, the red dragon. The dragon has the biblical signification of Satan, the devil, who gives power to the beast. The capital city, of course, represents the nation. China and Beijing thus compare very closely to the United Kingdom and London in symbol. A featured landmark of Beijing is the Temple of Heaven. The name "Beijing" means "northern capital." As a directional indicator, "northern" is pretty innocuous, but another shade of meaning isn't! The Hebrew word translated "North, northward" is, according to Gesenius's Lexicon, "(1) the north, the north quarter (prop. hidden, obscure, inasmuch as the ancients regarded the north as obscure and dark;" Something northern may be considered occult and covert. Beijing is pictured on the bus on the inside of the "London sandwich," "London-Beijing-London," covered and obscured by the "bread." This Olympic ceremony was performed in and broadcast from Beijing. The Beijing sign is both obscure and dark, yet, when brought out into the light of day, we see it exposed for what it truly is!
When the "crimson beast" was pictured pulling to a stop at the Beijing bus stop, it did so in the dark of the morning. The light dawned suddenly as the focus of attention came upon the harlot. The sun is a messianic symbol, and the message here is that the counterfeit sun, the beast and false messiah is arriving, and the siren harlot is seducing people to board. As the sun casts its light, the false sun casts its false light, darkness. (see Luke 11:33-36) Within this sign is a declaration of the arriving of a deluding influence!
8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12
Do you believe what is false? Do you feel the Olympic games and ceremonies are harmless fun? Are you skeptical about whether there is a sinister plan plotted against you, a scheme that engages the inhabitants of the world and draws them into captivity for the purpose of delivering them to destruction? Take this sign seriously!
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible.
I believe it has been revealed to us that a great sign was performed, almost everyone is deceived, and, a particular kind of people are behind it who fit the description above!
There are still a few more symbolic elements remaining to be explored. Considering some numbers, there are a total of six people on the elevated platforms and thirteen umbrellas employed for symbolic display on the side of the bus, arranged in three rows of two, six and five. "Six" signifies man, created on the sixth day. "Thirteen" signifies rebellion and is strongly associated with the beast. These numbers six and thirteen when found together are extremely significant! (See The Number Thirteen, a highly recommended read.)
While the "London production" is playing out, two performers on the raised central platform representing the top of Mount Olympus continue to play their role. They can be seen in the image above that shows the harlot on the left, a king of the earth on the right and two figures in the shadowy background. If those performers and the many who encircle the base had no meaningful role during this production I'm sure they would have been enjoying the show like everybody else. They appear to represent watchers, angelic beings as mentioned in the book of Enoch, "alien" observers with some oversight of the matters being dramatized down on earth.
Continue on to Part Three for more insight into this and related signs from the closing ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics from Beijing!