ZION, ZIONISM & THE MATRIX
Some have asked me because I express a belief in Zion if I am a “Zionist” or believe in “Zionism” and I just wanted to clarify a few things in today’s blog regarding my beliefs over those held as traditional.
I really do not agree with almost any kind of “ism”. Zionism is no exception.
Lets take a look at what people think of “Zion“. All of my sources today come from “Wicapedia”.
Zion, or Sion "Height" standard Hebrew Tziyyon, Tiberian Hebrew Tsiyyôn) is an archaic term that originally referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which stood a Jebusite fortress of the same name that was conquered by David "Zion" came to be applied to the section of Jerusalem where the fortress stood, and later became synonymous with Jerusalem. "Zion" is also a metonym for Solomon’s Temple Today, "Zion" is often used metaphorically, to symbolize Jerusalem and the Promised Land to come, in which God dwells among his chosen people.
Now let’s see what is said of “Zionism”:
Zionism is a political movement and ideology that supports a homeland for the Jewish People in the Land of Israel. where the Jewish nation originated over 3200 years ago and where Jewish Kingdoms and self-governing states existed at various times in history. While Zionism is based in part upon religious tradition linking the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, the modern movement was originally secular, beginning largely as a response to rampant anti-Semitism in Europe and parts of the Muslim World during the 19th Century. After a number of advances and setbacks, and after the Holocaust had destroyed Jewish society in Europe, the Zionist movement culminated in the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
So, Zionism could be said to have a race related belief system. It speaks mostly of a view that “ISRAEL” (the country) is the only true Zion. It is political and does not account for many of the prophetic truths expressed in the Bible (See the Prophets).
Yes, many of the prophets did believe that Zion was only Israel and most of them do state in in a way that might lead one to think of the current Hebrew nationalism. But this does not take into account some important deviations that were brought in by Christianity.
Christians believe themselves to be the true spiritual “Israel”. Not by RACE but by BELIEF. I share in this belief. We live in the “Last Days“… also called the “End of The Age”. Careful examination of prophecy will show that when referring to this time period that Zion is also called “New Jerusalem” (as opposed to Jerusalem) and Babylon seems to be called MYSTERY BABYLON or “Daughter of Babylon”.
Places and peoples have changed through time. As new things happen old references are often used more as “points of reference” for a future time. Foe example, I believe that the “Daughter of Babylon” is not what was the known Babylon of the east… Rather it refers to the “Americas” and in particular the U.S.A..
I have many reasons why I believe this true and I shall merely point to one since my emphasis in this blog is to discuss Zion. It is written that the “Daughter (or Whore) of Babylon rises from the sea. How could current Babylon in Iraq rise from a sea that is not there… why also is it a “Mystery” when at the time prophecy was written there was no mystery where and what Babylon was.
Now as for Zion. Let me say that I believe a time is coming that the world will encounter a major war… I believe that war has already begun but it has yet to take on the full impact of what will happen VERY SOON.
Allow me for a moment to give you a vision regarding what I believe will soon happen in world history.
Over 2 ½ years ago I had a vision. It is mentioned in an earlier Blog called “The Vision All Can See” but here is a bit more detail. In my vision I saw the world was politically chaotic. I saw the names of several Nations written on a stone that contained many words. Largest among them was the word “WAR”.. Above that “Atomic bombs”.
Then there were countries mentioned “Syria, China, Israel, France, and IRAN” were among several others. As I read the stone I saw more and more detail and it might be interesting to note that this vision occurred BEFORE any of these nations were in the news. Three cities of the West Coast were there also. Many numbers were also present as well as a specific date.
I have had many other visions since and I believe based on all of these visions that the following scenario will result in WWIII/Armageddon:
Sometime not too far in the future Israel (the Nation) will launch a Nuclear Strike (Backed by the U.S.) against IRANIAN based Nuclear Plants that are currently manufacturing nuclear weapons themselves (under pretence that they are seeking nuclear power only).
Many Nations will threaten Israel for it’s actions and IRAN will counterattack almost immediately.
China (along with Russia) will take fairly immediate action by making a nuclear strike against 3 Major West Coast Cities and this shall be the beginning of true Armageddon.
Now God is fair, kind and loving. He knows what is coming and has provided shelter for His people. The Bible calls it New Jerusalem or ZION. It is like a “Holy Bomb Shelter”. A place of Rest. A cleft in the rocks to hide from the storm. I believe this place is currently not somewhere in outer space or hidden in another space or time. I believe that is currently located within the earth itself.
Where?… Well, that is an interesting question… as is how it somehow later returns in the sky.
I will let you ponder there things on your own but I offer one last interesting thing regarding the concept of Zion. The movie “THE MATRIX”.
I love these films… not because they ARE truth… They are just a movie…HOWEVER, there is some interesting symbolism throughout this film series and I found their concept that “Zion was in the earth” as quite fascinating since I already believed this before the first films release.
Symbolically I felt a great and almost mystical unity to the films main character NEO and for those who think perhaps I simply saw the film and then formed my path… quite the opposite is true. In effect I would go through a series of experiences and was then shocked to see each release as I saw Neo go though “symbolically” what I had ALREADY experience.
These films often gave me the chills and might be called yet another “sign” of what I was called to do.
I believe my main objective is to teach and warn people about the end of days and the coming of Zion.
Now my Idea of Zion is a bit brighter and more amazing than what is presented in the Matrix but let me let you read what Wicapedia says regarding the Matrix version of “Zion” .
In the MATRIX films, Zion was the last human city on the planet Earth and existed deep underground for both concealment from its enemies as well as warmth. In this future Earth, the surface was too cold and dangerous for humans to live after a cataclysmic nuclear war between sentient Machines and Man hundreds of years before left the artificial beings with control over the surface.
Other than occasional trips for reconnaissance or warfare, the only humans left on the surface were confined to the Matrix -- a virtual computer world operated by the machines to keep humans docile, provide electrical power for the machine population, and the computer processing power that kept the Matrix running.
In The Matrix Revolutions, considering the distance to the Machine City (that is located within the area of Southern Iraq or Saudi Arabia) and the relatively short amount of time it takes the Hammer to go to Zion and the Logos to the Machine City from the same start point; one could postulate that Zion is in fact underneath the historical Mt Zion near Jerusalem or within the vicinity of the Holy Land. This is possible considering the timescale involved and geographic locations that the Matrix series exhibits.
The Last Stand for Humanity
Zion was cylindrical in design, composed of many different levels. The Docks comprise the top level of the city, which contained ports for Zion hovercraft such as the Nebuchadnezzar as well as the city's primary defenses. The city's living quarters, temples, and gathering spaces comprised the intermediate areas. The bottom level contained vital life support machinery such as that which supplied water to Zion's inhabitants. By the final days of the war the knowledge to repair these systems had been lost, though that also have been part of the scenario set up by the Machines every time the city was "reset" following an appearance of The One. Unbeknownst to its human inhabitants, Zion was actually far older than they realized by about five times.
Zion was led by a Council that made all administrative decisions. As shown in the last two movies, there were other officials that report to the Council, such as Commander Lock, supreme commander of the Zion defensive forces. The captains of the various hovercraft also had some political bearing, and their crews accompanied their captains to Council forums.
The Architect, creator of the Matrix, used Zion as a control for the survival of the program in two ways. Firstly, the Machines allowed humans who did not accept the Matrix to live in the physical world at Zion without attempting to recapture them or otherwise destroy the city (which was well within their power). This had the effect of reducing dissent within the Matrix and preventing an exponentially-growing rejection of the artificial universe by its prisoners. For the second control, the Architect periodically destroyed Zion and its inhabitants as part of a deal coercing The One to reinsert the programming code he carried back into the source. The alternative was a systemic failure that would crash the entire system and kill the overwhelming majority of the human population, so up until Neo's appearance, each incarnation of The One chose the smaller loss of Zion rather than be responsible for the extinction of his species.
Over time, the Matrix gradually destabilized due to the side-effects of the programming provided by The Oracle. The One ostensibly contained the 'Prime Program," the key choice-programming code needed by the Architect. Because of the Oracle's contribution, a reloading of the Matrix code was needed approximately every 100 years. After Zion's destruction, the Architect allowed The One a small number of humans who were freed from the Matrix to repopulate Zion and start the cycle again. It is unknown if the city was physically rebuilt by Man each time or if they were given a measure of help, as evidenced by the fact that technology existed in Zion that cannot be replicated by its inhabitants.
Zion had been destroyed and rebuilt five times by the time of the Matrix films. In the video game Enter the Matrix, the Trainman, a henchmen of the Merovingian, told the Logos captain Niobe that it took the Machines 72 hours to destroy Zion. As Neo, the 6th One, deduced in his conversation with the Architect, there were no survivors of the previously destroyed Zions that knew of the city's repeated destruction, except for the previous Ones themselves. They evidently chose not to share that information before their prerequisite deaths (which served to foretell the coming of the next One).
Despite good planning, Zion's defenses have never been sufficient to resist the juggernaut Machine army. The city was nearly razed a sixth time as shown in The Matrix Revolutions but Neo saved it from destruction by creating a truce with the Machines which halted the attack. Zion's defense was comprised of the hovercraft fleet, the APU Corps (Armored Personnel Unit), and a bloc of infantry that carried plasma rifles. Unlike their hovercraft, Zion defenses do not possess an EMP device, as the use of it would not only disable any Machine attackers such as Sentinels, but the Zion defense grid and the city's APU fighters as well.
After the Truce
After large numbers of humans were freed from the Matrix (a point which marked the beginning of the online multiplayer game The Matrix Online), overpopulation became a potential problem. New recruits were sent into the tunnels on hoverbarges instead - the tunnels had become safe thanks to the new Truce with the Machines. The Zion Council also had a leader for the Zion Offensive, but that position is now obsolete with the Truce.
Very Interesting… Very SYMBOLIC!
I will let you come to your own opinions and would be interested in you leaving a comment of your impressions of what YOU think Zion is.
Only time will tell if my visions are correct but I encourage you to dust off your Bible and read what the Prophets of the Old Testament had to say.
I am not a “Zionist” but I do believe in ZION!
BE LOVE & BE LOVED!