I swore that I would never do this: Share my first book on social media.
It was published in 2013 and is a prelude to my current work, God's Fury by G.R. Miller, which I hope to publish in July 2018. Tribulation is NOT A GOOD READ! I didn't know how to express in words a translation of "end times" Scripture which are the combined visions of Daniel, Isaiah, Christ, St. Paul and St. John. It was my first attempt at writing and I chose the largest self-publisher in the world, Author Solutions. Even though their offices are in Bloomington, IN, they outsource all of their work to the Philippines. I tried to rush the book. The biggest mistake was paying thousands of dollars to the Bohlsen Group, the marketing partner of Author Solutions, located in Indianapolis, who had a business relationship with former Gov. Mike Pence and the State of Indiana. The book is not kind to the Republican Party and predicts much of what we're seeing from the Trump Administration.
The book does include messages: It's focus is on the Key of David, discussed in Isaiah 22:15-25 and Revelation 3:7-13. By combining the Scripture with Isaiah 43:1 as a bridge, it tells the tale of one who proved to be a disappointment, was redeemed by the Grace of God, then gradually reached his destiny or purpose.
Below are the diagrams, which are structured based on the Pythagorean Theorem in an array of 14 Crosses. The messages comes from the main body of the Key, which are Crosses 1 - 6 and 12 - 14. The dimensions reflect verses in the Book of Revelation, so the main and repetitive dimensions are 13 and 18 and the mathematical formula of the right triangle is 2 times 13 (squared) = 18 (squared) translated to Scripture meaning the "Lamb of God" and "One Who Sits on the Throne"...The Second Coming of Christ. I built 2 of these Keys. The 1st was in a home I owned in Cypress, TX and the 2nd was in an apartment my son and I rented on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
All of the Scripture quoted in my works is from the New American Bible, the official Bible of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Rev.1:3 Blessed is the one* who reads aloud and blessed are those who listen to this prophetic message and heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near.
* [1:3] Blessed is the one: this is the first of seven beatitudes in this book; the others are in Rev 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7, 14. This prophetic message: literally, “the words of the prophecy”; so Rev 22:7, 10, 18, 19 by inclusion. The appointed time: when Jesus will return in glory; cf. Rev 1:7; 3:11; 22:7, 10, 12, 20.
Rev.1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,”* says the Lord God, “the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.”
* [1:8] The Alpha and the Omega: the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. In Rev 22:13 the same words occur together with the expressions “the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”; cf. Rev 1:17; 2:8; 21:6; Is 41:4; 44:6.
This is the 1st message.
The second message comes from the 78 inch dimension across the main body of the Key and a map of the 12 Tribes of Israel.
Rev.7:8 "twelve thousand from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand from the tribe of Joseph, and twelve thousand were marked from the tribe of Benjamin."
This was the toughest thing to decode in the Key. Nazareth was the town where Christ spent most of his life. It is located in the land which was the Tribe of Zebulun from the ancient 12 tribes, based on Jacob's sons in the Book of Genesis. It's discussed in Mt.4:12-17 titled The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry, which reads;
12 When he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled: 15“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, 16the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen.” 17 From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
The land of the Tribe of Joseph were the Old Testament tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph's sons, who were first mentioned in Gen. 41:50-52. On the map below titled Israel in New Testament Times, the land of the Tribe of Joseph is 1st century Samaria. After Christ Commissioned the Twelve Apostles (Mt.10:5-15), he warned of entering their towns and of entering homes where the peace of the Apostles would not be received. In his journey from Judea to Galilee, Christ passed through Samaria where He encountered "The Samaritan Woman" (the woman at the well) from Jn.4:4-42. From the USCCB Footnotes in the New American Bible, "Samaritan women were regarded by Jews as ritually impure, and therefore Jews were forbidden to drink from any vessel they had handled. Talking to this woman was a religious and social restriction that Jesus is pictured treating as unimportant." It wasn't the well water that Jesus was interested in, rather it was explaining to her about the life-giving water of God. "The woman is presented as a missionary, described in virtually the same words as the disciples are in Jesus’ prayer (Jn 17:20)."
From the Introduction to Gospel According to John in the New American Bible, "the author seems to take pains to show that women are not inferior to men in the Christian community: the woman at the well in Samaria (Jn 4) is presented as a prototype of a missionary (Jn 4:4–42), and the first witness of the resurrection is a woman (Jn 20:11–18)", Mary Magdalene.
The Catholic Church will disagree with me on the meaning of the Seven Stars in His Right Hand from Rev.1:16. Rather than a pagan symbol of universal dominion or an eschatological symbol of the "angels of the seven churches", I look to "the Heavens" and see the constellations Ursa Major (Big Dipper) and Ursa Minor (Little Dipper), respectively representing God and The Lamb and the life-giving water they provide, written about in Rev.7:17 and 22:1,17:
Rev.7:17 For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water,* and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
* [7:17] Life-giving water: literally, “the water of life,” God’s grace, which flows from Christ; cf. Rev 21:6; 22:1, 17; Jn 4:10, 14.
Rev.22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water,* sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
* [22:1, 17] Life-giving water: see note on Rev 7:17.
Rev.22:17 The Spirit and the bride* say, “Come.” Let the hearer say, “Come.” Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.
* [22:17] Bride: the church; see note on Rev 21:2.
Last comes the land of the tribe of Benjamin where the town of Jerusalem is located. If you've read the New Testament, then you should know that Jerusalem was where Christ finished his earthly ministry, died on the Cross, was resurrected from the dead and eventually ascended into heaven, where's He's seated at the Right Hand of God. Jerusalem is now a city of much debate throughout the world, with Donald Trump's controversial designation of it being the capital of Israel and his plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there.
My son and I were living on Manhattan's Upper West Side when I was trying to decode the 78 inch dimension. I racked my brain for weeks trying to understand what it meant. I laid down in bed one night, closed my eyes and saw 3 horizontal circles and from the left to right they were labeled Zebulun/Nazareth, Joseph/Samaria and Benjamin/Jerusalem and then I opened my eyes and realized it meant "Walk the Path of Christ". I then scribbled it out on the image below. The 3 crosses are the top 3 crosses in the Key of David which make up the 78 inch dimension and are also shown below.
Other than one misspell of the word "divine" and totally botching the symbolism behind Jn.19:26-27, technically, the book's message is pretty sound, just not well written. In May 2013, the terrorist group ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant*, also referred to as ISIS) hadn't emerged as the 5th Seal and there had been just one 6th Seal event in Dec. 2010. Based on my "math", which is based on "ends times" Scripture, there will be a total of 7, by July 2020.
*The Levant is comprised of the following countries: Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey
The biggest gap in the book was the 4th Seal from Rev.6:7-8 which reads;
7When he broke open the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature cry out, “Come forward.” 8I looked, and there was a pale green* horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades accompanied him. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth.
* [6:8] Pale green: symbol of death and decay; cf. Ez 14:21.
With each Seal there is a symbol, which is sometimes a popular human figure:
1st Seal: Pres. George Herbert Walker Bush
Rev.6:1-2 The First Six Seals. 1* Then I watched while the Lamb broke open the first of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures cry out in a voice like thunder, “Come forward.” 2I looked, and there was a white horse, and its rider had a bow.* He was given a crown, and he rode forth victorious to further his victories.
* [6:2] White horse…bow: this may perhaps allude specifically to the Parthians on the eastern border of the Roman empire. Expert in the use of the bow, they constantly harassed the Romans and won a major victory in A.D. 62; see note on Rev 9:13–21. But the Old Testament imagery typifies the history of oppression of God’s people at all times.
2nd Seal: Pres. George Walker Bush
Rev.6:3-4 3When he broke open the second seal, I heard the second living creature cry out, “Come forward.” 4* Another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And he was given a huge sword.
* [6:4] Huge sword: this is a symbol of war and violence; cf. Ez 21:14–17.
3rd Seal: Pres. Barack Hussein Obama
5When he broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature cry out, “Come forward.” I looked, and there was a black horse,* and its rider held a scale in his hand. 6I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures. It said, “A ration of wheat costs a day’s pay,* and three rations of barley cost a day’s pay. But do not damage the olive oil or the wine.”
* [6:5] Black horse: this is a symbol of famine, the usual accompaniment of war in antiquity; cf. Lv 26:26; Ez 4:12–13. The scale is a symbol of shortage of food with a corresponding rise in price.
* [6:6] A day’s pay: literally, “a denarius,” a Roman silver coin that constitutes a day’s wage in Mt 20:2. Because of the famine, food was rationed and sold at an exorbitant price. A liter of flour was considered a day’s ration in the Greek historians Herodotus and Diogenes Laertius. Barley: food of the poor (Jn 6:9, 13; cf. 2 Kgs 7:1, 16, 18); it was also used to feed animals; cf. 1 Kgs 5:8. Do not damage: the olive and the vine are to be used more sparingly in time of famine.
The rider holding a scale, a vision given to St. John by an angel, was symbolic of a constitutional lawyer. Famine from war and the effects of climate change, along with financial disparity, are mainly carryover from the 2nd Seal.
The common theme was 3 seals represented by riders, symbolized by presidents, fighting a war in ancient Babylon (Iraq), which was precipitated by man killing man (Iraq's invasion of Kuwait) over oil. Oil (fossil fuels) is the contents in the "Bowls of God's Fury". These 7 Bowls/Plagues are written about in Revelation, Chapter 16 and each Bowl/Plague is preceded by 7 respective Trumpets discussed in Revelation, Chapters 8 and 9.
The destabilization of Iraq, prophesied by Gen. Brent Scowcroft, gave way to the birth of ISIL in 2014 and ultimately the Christian martyrdom that we've seen in graphic pictures published by the news media. That is the 5th Seal which reads;
Rev.6:9-11 When he broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar* the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the witness they bore to the word of God. 10They cried out in a loud voice, “How long will it be, holy and true master,* before you sit in judgment and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?” 11Each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to be patient a little while longer until the number was filled of their fellow servants and brothers who were going to be killed as they had been.
* [6:9] The altar: this altar corresponds to the altar of holocausts in the temple in Jerusalem; see also Rev 11:1. Because of the witness…word of God: literally, “because of the word of God and the witness they had borne.”
* [6:10] Holy and true master: Old Testament usage as well as the context indicates that this is addressed to God rather than to Christ.
The 6th Seal is based on signs from the heavens and earth including a great earthquake, a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse and a meteor shower also described in Is.24:19-23 and the Synoptic Gospels: Mk.13:3-27, Mt.24:3-31 and Lk.21:7-28. The 6th Seal reads as follows:
Rev.6:12-17 12* Then I watched while he broke open the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; the sun turned as black as dark sackcloth* and the whole moon became like blood. 13The stars in the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs* shaken loose from the tree in a strong wind. 14Then the sky was divided* like a torn scroll curling up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. 15The kings of the earth, the nobles,*the military officers, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves in caves and among mountain crags. 16They cried out to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17because the great day of their* wrath has come and who can withstand it?”
* [6:12–14] Symbolic rather than literal description of the cosmic upheavals attending the day of the Lord when the martyrs’ prayer for vindication (Rev 6:10) would be answered; cf. Am 8:8–9; Is 34:4; 50:3; Jl 2:10; 3:3–4; Mt 24:4–36; Mk 13:5–37; Lk 21:8–36.
* [6:12] Dark sackcloth: for mourning, sackcloth was made from the skin of a black goat.
* [6:13] Unripe figs: literally, “summer (or winter) fruit.”
* [6:14] Was divided: literally, “was split,” like a broken papyrus roll torn in two, each half then curling up to form a roll on either side.
* [6:15] Nobles: literally, “courtiers,” “grandees.” Military officers: literally, “commanders of 1,000 men,” used in Josephus and other Greek authors as the equivalent of the Roman tribunus militum. The listing of various ranks of society represents the universality of terror at the impending doom.
* [6:17] Their: this reading is attested in the best manuscripts, but the vast majority read “his” in reference to the wrath of the Lamb in the preceding verse.
Verse 6:14 is most likely St. John's vision of a "mushroom cloud".
I struggled for well over 4 years trying put a face on the 4th Seal: A rider named Death, and Hades accompanied him. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth. Angels come in different forms. I drive for UBER and Lyft and an angel decided to get a ride from me in the spring of 2016. A beautiful older African American woman whom I picked up in Manhattan's financial district, well after dark, and dropped off in Brooklyn. I had voted for the Democrat Party since 2004 and had supported Secretary Hillary Clinton since 2006. I knew very little about Donald Trump and I refused to watch the Republican Presidential Primary debates. She brought up 2Thes.2:1-17, titled Christ and the Lawless One, where it reads in v.11 about God sending "a deceiving power so that they may believe the lie, 12that all who have not believed the truth but have approved wrongdoing may be condemned". It certainly piqued my interest and I began researching candidate Trump. More and more pieces of an "end times puzzle" began to fit together. By October 2016, I was convinced that his behavior "screamed BAD GUY", but I wasn't convinced that he'd beat Secretary Clinton in the general election. I expanded my research and created a slideshow in October 2016 which eventually became the following 2 part blog published in January 2017, a few days after the inauguration.
As an eschatologist, my worst nightmare came true in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, when Secretary Clinton conceded. By then, I realized that President-Elect Donald J. Trump was not only the guy riding the olive-drab horse, but he also went by many other names:
From my viewpoint, God had ripped those scriptural pages from the Bible, wadded them up in a ball, lit it on fire and threw the flaming ball in my lap while saying "he's your problem now!" I didn't feel like it wasn't punishment, rather it was fulfilling some kind of destiny. In April 2017, I published the following blog which was my best effort to decode the Book of Revelation, based on having the 4th and last of the 7 seals and therefore, the highly plausible links to all of the Trumpets, Bowl and Plagues which will continue, and maybe increase in severity, during a Trump presidency.
From an eschatological standpoint, the problem when dealing with Donald Trump is not knowing what he's going to do in attempting to destroy our planet. It's all there in "end times" Scripture:
The difficulty lies in predicting the timing and methodology...the "when and how". I must write this book and the only way I can predict the "when and how" is by interviewing people who have insight into Pres. Donald J. Trump and his current policies:
That brings up my second dilemma: Time, money and assistance.
I am flat broke. Most of the money now available needs to be saved for 2 of my children's education and for John (my son with Autism) and his needs beyond what governmental benefits he can receive.
Currently my debt is approximately $100,000.00 mainly owed to the IRS and to credit card companies. I'm on an installment plan with the IRS, but I have debt collectors calling and harassing me multiples times each day. I have no money in a savings account nor in an emergency fund. My time on the road with UBER and Lyft is limited due to my son and his needs. The lease on this apartment is up at the end of June 2018 and I need steady income in a job where I can set my own hours, preferably writing and working with parent's of Special Needs Children, both advocating and establishing lifetime care plans.
I must write this book and I need help writing it. Not from clergy, theologians or religious authors, rather someone from my target audience ... a "Samaritan Woman". A person of influence who isn't necessarily religious, but understands how to convey a message more about faith, hope and love, than death and destruction.
Last, just as my journey started in Houston moved through the Tri-State area, I realize that's it's probably time to move on. With the recent publication of An Open Letter to Carmen Fariña - New York City Schools Chancellor, my son's safety and welfare may be more in jeopardy now, than they were before.
Near the end of September last year, my son and I visited Venice, CA. It wasn't a vacation...it was to look for a new home. This move would be the last leg of our journey. I'd like to sell the book rights, and me, for $210,000.00 as a non-profit venture with all royalties, after expenses, going toward Autism research. I'm targeting July 2018 as a publishing date for God's Fury, which should be doable.
I'm working on a separate proposal, also a non-profit, to provide advocating services and establishing lifetime care plans for children and adults with autism. The services would be low fee and my compensation would be based on a 3 year work contract at a set annual salary.
If it sounds interesting, please reach out to me.
My email address is Eagle713@me.com
Someone once criticized me on Pinterest about not reading enough. I read and write about good vs evil and right now, that's all I have time for. My favorite books are the Bible and anything written by John le Carre.