Monday, 15 December 2008

too noisy for feathers

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I feel it is worth mentioning some of these verses again as I am making another point about them so, Still in Ezekiel Chapter One Verse Eighteen “As for their rings they were so high that they were dreadful and their rings were full of eyes and round about them four.” Lights would be required by Gods crews too and as candlelight or oil lamps was used in biblical times the powerful lights on the spacecraft would have looked like eyes to a frightened onlooker. I often wonder what the cows and sheep in the fields visualise when they see humans whizzing past in their cars. Do they think of the car as an animal rather than in inanimate object; just the way you would surmise someone from the distant past might think. Some of these craft looked as if they were flying in formation and if they had a power source at each corner of the craft glowing with heat, controlled to point in the direction of flight or hover, it would appear as formation flying, disappearing rapidly when altered from the hovering position to forward thrust. This could account for the instant disappearance of these objects as they zoom away, not actually out of sight, but the visual signs obscured from view. These are just possibilities we have to look at, along with other superior equipment they would use during their time on earth. Ezekiel Chapter One, Verse Twenty One, is a description of an aircraft taking off and the wheels of it being folded inside it near the engine (“and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them, for the spirit of the living creature was within the wheels”). Smaller aircraft of various design would be used for flight inside earth’s atmosphere and the next two verses describe the fuselage of the aircraft. “And the likeness of the firmament (roof) upon the heads of the living creature was of the colour of the terrible crystal stretched forth over their heads above.”) (“And under the firmament was, their wings straight the one toward the other, every one had two, which covered on this side and everyone had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.) Two wings on each side of the fuselage, not angels, but aircraft, described by a man who had never seen one before, and, a good description too. Verse Twenty four, (“and when they went I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters.”) Whoosh! The sound of the engines, situated on the wings taking off, it could not be simpler. No feathers flapping, folding or fluttering, just straight wings on a man made power-driven machine. Just at the end of Chapter One he tells of the craft stationary on the ground, having landed, with a person appearing from it (God) speaking to Ezekiel. All that evidence from the first chapter of Ezekiel; a prophet explaining the appearance of strange flying objects he had never seen before. In Chapter two, (“and the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me’) which, would he Ezekiel’s attempt at describing mental telepathy, it was here that once again God was downhearted at the way the earthlings were behaving and doubting his existence, so he would have to prove to them once more the awesome power he possessed. He had shown his strengths to earlier races in his attempt to prevent aggression towards him and his crews from earthlings who, did not believe or understand just who and what they were witnessing. Ezekiel is told by God that his stories of God’s existence and power will he scoffed at, but to spread the word regardless so that when he showed his wrath they would understand their follies. I have to quote Chapter Three, from verse twelve to verse fifteen, which to me gives a clear description of Ezekiel entering one of the craft used by God on earth. Verse twelve, “then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing saying, blessed be the glory of the Lord from this place.” Verse thirteen, which will be the craft taking off from the surface of earth, “I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another” (folding wings when on the ground, like some aircraft today is one possibility) “and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of great rushing.” Is that not what an aircraft sounds like when it takes off, with the undercarriage being tucked away as it soars above the runway. Considering no such thing had been invented on earth at that time, where else but another planet could it have originated from? Verse fourteen, “so the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit, but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.” Just like humans of today, Ezekiel was terrified of his first flight, being aware of the dangers it could hold, but was given reassurance from God as he gripped his hand in fear. Verse Fifteen, “then I came to them of the captivity of Tel-Abib, that dwelt by the River of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them, seven days”. He was amazed at reaching his destination so quickly in a flying contraption, of such, he had never witnessed, or believed could exist and during the seven days he spent there he was still in awe over his adventure which is obviously understandable. Ezekiel had experienced the technical genius of Gods power first hand, giving him more proof of the power these people had, of which he now had the conviction to tell of. He had been chosen to tell the wicked people of earth that if they wanted to be taken to Heaven where life was sublime they would have to mend their ways as only the good were welcome there.

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