During this time of confusion I thought you might like this information. My name is Jim
Take out of your wallet, or go find a $1 bill. Put it if front of you so that the Great Seal is facing you. During these times of mass confusion around the world, use this to remind yourself that God is in control.
The Great Seal of the United States of America is the symbol of our Nation's Independence. Its design constitutes our National Arms. As the National Arms, the Seal states symbolically the principles which animated the founders of our Republic. Today those principles are being forgotten. Because they have been neglected, America is fast losing sight of the two greatest forces that motivated our Founding Fathers - Christianity and Patriotism. From these two principles sprang our national constitutional laws, freedom of speech and worship, equality and fraternity.
Without Christianity and Patriotism, America can lose her place of leadership in the family of nations - perhaps, even her freedom. To avert that danger, we must go back to the fundamentals of true Americanism, clearly set forth in the symbolism of the Great Seal of the United States. America has a Destiny and to fully understand this Destiny one must recognize that our nation and its armorial insignia were not evolved by chance.
A "Coat of Arms" of a family or a nation is never taken lightly. Much thought is given to the design and every detail is considered at length; the rich traditions of the past, the hopes of the future, ancestry, and Faith. All these things and more, play a part in its design. The Great Seal of the United States is no exception. Its emblazoned facts bristle with symbolic significance. Symbolism in not only natural and general, but Christ Himself taught by symbols - to quote the Scriptures, "...without a parable (or symbol) spoke He not to them."
Our ancestors chose emblems for our Coat of Arms that were natural and of immediate significance to them, as well as their hopes for the future. They envisioned a "New World Order" (God's Order) based on the principles of Christian brotherhood, where all people have equal rights to, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." They planned well and wisely and were undoubtedly influenced to no small degree (whether they knew it or not) by the All-wise, overruling Divine Providence.
The American Bald Eagle or white-headed eagle is the strongest and most courageous member of the Aquila (Leucocephalus) family of Falcons. Full grown, its height is about 3 feet. It is of a glossy brown-ash color with head and tail white; iris white, over which is a prominence covered with yellow skin; its beak and cere are a deep yellow, as are the legs and feet; talons black. Nature has endowed the Bald Eagle with great strength and powerful wings, extending seven feet, more or less. The eagle (in heraldry) is accounted one of the most noble figures in armory and according to authorities in this science, "ought to be given to one but such greatly excel in the virtues of generosity and courage..." (C.A.L. Totten) The eagle on metals (and so on dies) is a symbol of Divinity and Providence." It was also an ancient symbol of spiritual vision.
In American heraldry, the Eagle symbolizes the "people of the United States, " who, speaking with sovereign voice in the Preamble to their Constitution, expressly show themselves to constitute the government with power inherent in themselves alone to "ordain and establish" its form. (Preamble: "We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.")
The Eagle first appears in American heraldry upon the flag of Washington's Life Guard, with the shield upon its breast. It was employed by William Barton (son of Rev. Thomas Barton, Rector of St. James Episcopal Church of Philadelphia) in one of his early designs for the Seal. It owes its central prominence, Upon the arms, to Secretary Thomson's genius in associating all the best elements into one harmonious whole, whose heraldic accuracy was finally completed by Barton.
In Scriptures, the eagle is declared one of the loftiest emblems of nationality. (Ezek. 17:3-7). Deut.28:49 refers to its swiftness. According to Audubon (the American naturalist) the eagle can sail along with broad extended wings and then ascend until it disappears from view without any apparent motion, then from the greatest height, descend upon its quarry with a rapidity which cannot be followed by the eye.
Job. 39:29. refers to the eagle's piercing eye. The eagle has a little eye but very quick sight and discerns its prey afar off. It is also supposed to be the only creature that can look directly into the sun. Job 39:30 refers to the eagle's courage. Although formidable to all birds, the eagle does not prey on small birds and often leaves a part of its kill for other birds that follow. However, it does not permit other birds of prey to gain a tenure in the vicinity of its eyrie (nest). Thus it has its own peculiar doctrine against foreign encroachment, and is unrelenting in its strict enforcement. (Compare this with the principles of the "Monroe Doctrine.")
Eagles usually mate once and build one eyrie that serves them for the remainder of their lives. Their eyries are built most frequently on some flat surface upon the highest and most precipitous rocks. (See Job 39:28.) It is with remarkable solicitude that the eagle protects the young eaglets, and teaches them to fly. In so doing, if the young birds become weary or fearful, it takes them upon its back, and carries them to safety.In allusion to this most beautiful trait we have the story of how God delivered His People out of Egypt and bore them upon "Eagles' wings." Ex.19:4)
Revelation 12:14 tells of the "woman" (Israel) fleeing into the wilderness and being given "Two wings of a great eagle." Thus we find the eagle is a glowing emblem of Divine Providence that in so many instances prospered our undertakings. This unrivaled King of the Air is a worthy representation of the genius of American liberty. Self-reliant, he needs of heraldry no supporters and is most fittingly given the chief place upon our "Coat of Arms."
The colors of the pale-way on the Escutcheon are taken from the American Flag - White, signifying "Purity and Innocence," Red, signifying "Vigilance, Preservation and Justice." It is to be noted that the colors as used on the Escutcheon are reverse from the order of the Flag, which begins in Red and ends in Red, showing an incomplete task. The Escutcheon begins in White and ends in White, showing a task completed. In symbolism, the Flag portrays National interests while the Escutcheon portrays spiritual interest.
The Scriptural significance of the colors used on the Escutcheon are: Red, the color of blood and signifies "Justice" or "Judgment," reminding us of the blood of Christ shed for us. White, the color of snow, signifies "Purity" or "Holiness." Blue, the color of the sky, signifies "Love" and because this is the color of the heavens it is also representative of God. Blue is also given in remembrance of Law. (Num.13:38,39)
From the earliest times the shield has been the most honored of defensive arms. In modern times, though its distinctive use has all but passed away, its deep significance has continued to remain among all peoples as the emblem of supreme protection. The Scriptures give glowing similes to shields withdrawn: "...who is like unto you O People saved by the LORD, the shield of your help" (Deut.33:29); "Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward;" (Gen.15:1) "For You, LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor will You compass him as with a shield;" (Psalms 5:12) "He shall cover you with His feathers and under his wings shall you trust: His truth shall be your shield and buckler.(Psalms 91:4) The Escutcheon of America is her glorious "Constitution," but in a spiritual sense, symbolizes the "Shield of Faith" which protects our nation from the evil designs of our enemies: "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you all shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." (Eph.6:16). It is this "Shield" only, in a symbolical sense, the self reliant Eagle needs to guard its offspring.
Scrolls were originally the books of the ancients, and in heraldry this devise is the emblem of a "Book". In former times all books were written upon rolls of linen papyrus, parchment or prepared lamb's skins. In latter days when heraldry selected its symbols, the whole record of life was supposed to be worthily transcribed when on his Scroll a knight wrote his motto only. Often they were rolled up, for better preservation, and frequently, were of great import, as in prophetic writings, they were sealed and stored in a case. From this practice of rolling scrolls is derived the word "volume", from the Latin word "volvere" meaning "to roll". The Scroll borne by the American eagle is an unsealed one, rolled out, and its sentiments openly displayed.
Our now famous Motto was first proposed by Thomas Jefferson and was formally adopted by the committee of 1776. Inspiration for the Motto may have been the Continental Silver Dollar and the design upon one of the Colonial Bills then in circulation. Both carried the word, "We are One" more appropriately designed "One Out of Many" (made of constructed out of many). This gives National testimony to the fact that as a nation, we sprang out of many nations or tribes.
The theme of our National Motto can be readily seen in several noted passages in the Bible, where almost the exact phraseology is employed. One of them is particularly remarkable, not only for its use of this expression, but from its Anglo-Israelite sentiments, it refers to the stars of heaven so beautifully chosen for our Crest. It occurs in the Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews from which we extract the following: "By faith Abraham, when he was called out to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing to which place he went....Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful Who had promised....Therefore sprang there even one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable....By faith, Jacob when he was dying blessed both sons of Joseph." (Heb.11:8,11,12,21).
In the above passages, St.Paul informs us from whom "the many" who form his posterity (Abraham, the "one" and father of the faithful) are all descended. To make the reference clearer, he brings Ephraim and Manasseh into the promise by special mention. This is even clearer when the LORD appeared to Jacob, the second time at Bethel; blessing him and changing his name to "Israel": "And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins" (Gen.35:11).
Later, in the land of Egypt, the dying patriarch, Israel, blessed the sons of Joseph, transmitting intact to them, though they were merely children by adoption (his own sons Simeon and Reuben lost their birthright), the whole of the glorious promise: "The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth" (Gen.48:16). Jacob went out to prophetically bless the children of Manasseh that they should become the one "great" people and the children of Ephraim, "the multitude of nations" (Gen.48:19).
This shows that in making the final designs for the Obverse Seal, great care was taken to introduce nothing not truly significant. Another letter from Tiffany & Co. confirms this view, for it reads: "Mr. James H. Whitehouse was for many years prior to 1900 the chief designer of our House, and the details of the present seal were perfected and carefully drawn under his personal direction...The original details of the design were arranged and decided in 1782."
In the Scriptures, the olive tree is one of the earliest and most sacred symbols of Nationality (Jer.11:16). Israel is likened to an "olive tree", (Rom.11:1-36) its fruit that of "fatness" (Judg.9:9). Jeremiah speaks of the ten-tribed kingdom of Israel, after they were cast out of the land for sin and before they had found grace in the wilderness, in these words: "The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, fair and of goodly fruit..." (Jer.11:16). Hosea speaks of the Joseph-Israelitish nation: "I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon" (Hos.14:5,6). This prophetic blessing of "branches shall spread" is a continuation of Jacob's blessing of Joseph which reads: "Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall" (Gen.49:22). The founding of America is the fulfillment of this promise. Our people landed on these shores, as "branches running over a wall", as they were guided and led by Divine Providence.
The arrows are most appropriately given the secondary or sinister place in the grasp of the Eagle's talon. America prefers peace to war. We offer first, the right hand of friendship. However, we are prepared for conflict; self reliant, possessed of inexhaustible resources and confident in Him Who "prospered our beginnings". But arrows are more than emblems of power and war. They are symbols of "aim" denoting purpose, will and intention. By combining these ideas with those of the Olive Branch, we may read the symbolism of the arrows as meaning that it is the cardinal principle of true Americanism that recourse to arms shall be for no other purpose than the maintenance of a just cause having for its object the establishment and preservation of unity and love.
Arrows are also intimately connected with our tradition as Anglo-Saxon people. The English archers were most feared in every battlefield of the Middle Ages. It was their distinctive weapon, whose flight in deadly clouds decimated the ranks of their adversaries. The Saxon (=Isaac's sons) archers could deliver his arrows with such force as to penetrate a two-inch oak board at a distance of over 200 yards.
Further back in history, the bow and arrow was Israel's weapon. The little tribe of Benjamin alone had an army of 280,000 men of valor that "bare shields and drew the bow" (2 Chron14:8). These men possessed such skill that they could use alike "both the right hand and the left hand in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow..."(1 Chron.12:2). In this blessing of Joseph, Jacob expressly says that, "The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Almighty God of Jacob..." (Gen.19:23,24).
Manasseh, as well as his father Joseph, was well versed in this method of warfare, for we read that "The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skillful in war, were 40,760, that went to the war" (1 Chron.5:18).
In Scriptural symbolism, the Bundle of Arrows represent the weapon of the Almighty. It is the wounding, convicting of sin, "Arrow of the Word", described by the Psalmist: "Your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore" (Psalm 38:2). This same arrow is the celestial arrow of Sagitta (minor constellation of Capricornus) seen having left the bow and its speeding to its aim and He Who shoots it is invisible.
The Crest is composed of three essential parts. These are, in the order enumerated by the Statute, as follows: 1. "The Glory", 2. "The Cloud", 3. "The Constellation". Each of these elements depicts self reliance as does the Arms below the Crest. The Glory, the Cloud and the stars in nature need no supporters. On our National Crest they float above the Eagle, with no need of resting upon any wreath or crown of maintenance. We shall consider each component separately:
The Statute is silent as to the tincture of the "Glory". Because its designation is "proper", it has been universally accepted as "Gold". Its arrangement, although approved by Congress, has, however, been criticized as a misconception of the Statute which plainly reads: "...a glory or, breaking through a cloud." The Cloud should surround the Stars, but the Glory breaking through it should surround the Cloud spreading its rays downward and into the field beyond. In practice, every die cut of the Seal has represented the Glory as surrounded by the Cloud, through which not a single ray has been allowed to break. This violation is not found upon our coinage or the Great Seal Metal.
Julia Ward Howe sang of this "Glory" in the inspiring "Battle Hymn of the Republic", in the following words: "Mine eyes have seen the Glory of the coming of the LORD." She, like the founders of our Republic, visioned the future establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. She voiced this vision in the last stanza of her hymn, which is generally never sung and is almost unknown: "He is coming like the Glory of the morning on the wave, He is wisdom to the mighty, He is succor to the brave, So the world shall be His footstool and the soul of time His slave,"
In symbolism, the Cloud in rolling back, indicates the breaking up of the storm of ignorance, injustice and oppression before the dawning light of a new and potent constellation. But, this emblem has deeper significance - that of covering and protecting. The Lord "seals up the stars", explains Job - using the Hebrew idiom - "He covers or compasses them with Clouds" (Job 9:7). "He spread a cloud for a covering:" (Psalm 105:39).This same idea of "protecting" is expressed by Moses, just before taking leave of the chosen people.
In Scripture and in nature, the clouds also denote the presence of Yehovah: "And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses toward the Tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared," (Num.16:42). A cloud guided those that had just escaped from bondage: "And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way..." (Ex.13:21).
It was a cloud that stood between the Israelites and the Egyptians, "And it stood between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them (i.e. the Egyptian), but it gave light by night to these; so that one came not near the other all night." (Ex.14:20). The motions of a cloud directed their wanderings and their camps, "and when the cloud was taken up from the Tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents." (Num.9:17)
Upon special occasions, the Cloud, generally thick and impenetrable by day, was broken by the Glory of God appearing in it,"And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud." (Ex.16:27)
A natural arrangement of the stars (in Constellation) was evidently in the minds of the Committees of 1779 and 1780, as evidenced by the designs they submitted. Charles Thompson's original design also shows a natural arrangement of the stars. Notwithstanding, the final version approved by Congress for our National Seal has the Constellation arranged in the form of a six-pointed star. This arrangement seems to have been fixed and warranted by the earlier seal of the President of the Continental Congress, and may be accounted for by the possibility of the same artist having cut both seals.
It will be noted that the stars of the Constellation were originally designed as six-pointed. As such, Professor Totten points out, "their aggregation into a six-pointed constellation was not incongruous, but as soon as the stars upon the Crest received their true heraldtic shape (from adjustment to the Flag) it became so, and the pentalphate form was a natural corollary to the improved conception."
The American, radiant, five-pointed, silver star is believed to have constituted the seal or signet of King Solomon (circ. 1000 B.C) and in early time it was in use among the Hebrew people as a symbol of safety. In Scriptural heraldry we are taught, such a star (five-pointed) was always a more ancient way of hieroglyphically representing "Divine Providence". In Biblical numerics the number 5 = Grace.
The Constellation of 13 stars was meant particularly to symbolize this nation formed of 13 independent States. However, In Scriptural symbolism, they also represent the 13 tribes of Israel. This is shown in the prophetic dream of Joseph in which we find the 13 heavenly bodies; the eleven stars, the sun and the moon making abeisance to him. The interpretation given in Scriptures is that the 11 stars represent the 11 other sons of Jacob, or tribes of Israel (Gen.37:5-11).
Joseph, the one receiving homage, later gave up his tribal-ship in favor of his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Jacob, in adopting the two sons, placed the younger son, Ephraim ahead of Manasseh. Consequently, Ephraim took Joseph's place (the 11th tribe), leaving Manasseh, who came after Benjamin to become the 13th tribe. Levi was removed from being numbered among the tribes, so the Bible continues to speak of the "12 tribes of Israel."
Ephraim and Manasseh, together, form the two branches of the tribe of Joseph and are the recipients of Jacob's blessing of Joseph: "His glory is like the first-ling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of the unicorns (=the rhinoceros): with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh." (Deut.33:17)
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most gigantic building ever erected upon the face of the earth. It is over 4500 years old and still a masterpiece of architecture. Built of stone and literally found both in and on the rock, it is preeminently the emblem of lasting stability. Students of the Pyramid have come to the conclusion that it is the "pillar" to which Isaiah 19:19 refers: "in that day shall be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar (monument) at the border thereof to the LORD."
The seemingly mathematical, impossibility of the monument of Isaiah being located at the center and the border of the land of Egypt at the same time was solved by the great American geographer, Henry Michell (chief hydrographer to the United States Coast Survey - 1868). Michell, discovered that the Great Pyramid was mathematically located at the center of the circular section forming Lower Egypt or the Delta of the Nile. It was thus at once upon the center and the border of Lower and Upper Egypt. Occupying the central point of the mutual and central borders of both Egypts, the Pyramid therefore stands at the center of all Egypt. The location thus fits Isaiah's description and establishes the structure as the "sign and a witness to the LORD of Hosts."(Isaiah 19:20)
The study of the Great Pyramid over the past 100+ years, has established its claim to being that monument beyond all doubt. It is our privilege and our duty to re-explore this structure and to unravel its teachings and recognize its relevance to America and its people.
As a student I believe that the Great Pyramid of Giza is the "Bible Written in Stone". God has left a second and a third witness to His Word. The other being the "Word Written in the Stars". If you are interested in knowing more about this feel free to ask. "Oh how wonderful are the works of the LORD"!!!
It is significant that the Unfinished Great Pyramid was one of the great national monuments of the country were Joseph married and his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh were born. The Great Pyramid was also a reminder of the Children of Israel's long sojourn in the land of Egypt. Again we find, as with many other aspects of the Great Seal, Israelitish origins.
The Emblem of the "Eye" is one of the most ancient symbols of "Divine Providence" and is found among the earliest nations of the earth. The Greeks swore by the "Eye of Jove" and this worship spread over the Roman world. The "Solar Eye" as it was known, became a religious badge in all the ancient world. But the devise has an older origin. It was the symbol of the Arabian god of Jethro (the father-in-law of Moses) and was a resplendent sun inscribed with the Arabic motto, "Allah" or "I am that I am". The earliest use of the "Eye of Providence" appears to have been in ancient Chaldea, the early homeland of the Hebrew people.
In our American Heraldry, the Eye symbolizes the watchful God of Israel watching over the destiny of this nation and illustrating the prophetic words: "Behold, He that keeps Israel, shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalms 121:4). Concerning Israel, the Lord has said, "I will set My eyes upon them for good..." (Jer.24:6). In Psalms 32:8 God promises Israel: "...I will guide you with My eye." In the book of Deuteronomy we find this reference to the "Divine Eye" with Israel: "He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye." (Deut.32:10).
Allusion to this triangle is found in most of the ancient religious and secret societies. Ancient Freemasonry employed the triangle, generally in connection with the All-Seeing Eye. Throughout the whole system of modern Masonry, there is no symbol more important in its significance, or more various in its application than the triangle. It is held in the highest esteem by all Royal Arch Masons, whose altar is triangular, whose jewels are triangular, ect. The triangle, in connection with the All-Seeing Eye, is the Masonic symbol of the "Grand Architect of the Universe."
In heraldry, when a triangle is placed within and surrounded by a circle of rays, the circle is called a "Glory" (Christian). When, however, this Glory is distinct from the triangle (as is the case of the Reverse Seal) it is then an emblem of "God's Eternal Glory", The Triune God-head. This is the usual form in religious uses.
The Radiant Triangle making up part of the Crest of the Reverse Seal forms the Cap-Stone or "Corner Stone" of the Unfinished Pyramid. In the Scriptures, Jesus Christ is symbolized by just such a "stone", "The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the LORD'S doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes" (Matt.21:42) - quoted from Psalms 118:22,23). And, "...Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; In Whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the LORD." (Eph.2:20,21).
Barton's earlier and more complicated design contained the motto "Deo Favente" (with God's favor) placed over the Eye. Although it meant essentially the same thing, Secretary Thomson changed to the present and even more deeply significant motto, "Annuit Coeptis". Although it may have been suggested in total blindness to its mystic Anglo-Israelite significance, the change displays more clearly America's Israel birthright.
The fact that the present motto possesses 13 letters adds intensity to this important reference. Its hidden meaning has reference primarily to the children of Manasseh. As the 13th tribe of Israel, they were particularity set apart to have their undertakings prospered as a separated People, whose greatness in the latter times was prophetically assured.
This birthright of TEMPORAL blessings was but a continuation of the prosperity promised Manasseh's father Joseph: "And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man"; and "the LORD made all that he did prosper in his hand" (Gen.39:2,3). "And of Joseph He said, Blessed of the LORD by his land, for the precious thing of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that couches beneath, and for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon. And for the chief things of ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills" (Deut.33:13-15).
It is these ancient Hebrew prophecies and heroes of early Israel from which is derived the fascinating mythology of ancient Greece. But they were colored so fantastically that they were considered by the scholars to be only pagan myths. Few scholars are aware that the Greek Hercules is the Biblical Samson. The Roman god Saturn is the Greek god Krones, and the latter was the Greek name for Israel or Jacob (according to the Phoenician writer Sanchonianthon, who was contemporary of Homer).
Although many Jewish forgeries have appeared from time to time, fragments of the Sibylline writings believed to be the original writings contain many remarkable prophecies that have certainly met with accurate fulfillment. Some of them seem to have looked forward to our own times and country.
"Ultima Cumaei venit jam carmins aetas; Magnus ab intergro saeclorum nascitur ordo. Jam redit et Virgo, reduent Saturnia regna; Jam nova progenies caelo demittitur alto; Tu mondo nascenti puero, quo ferrea primun Desinet ac toto surget gens aurea mundo, Casta, fave, Lucina,..."
"The last age of Cumean song now comes. Novus ordo seclurum-a mighty Order of Ages is born Anew. Both the prophetic Virgin, and the Saturnian kingdoms now return. Now a new progeny is let down from the lofty heavens. Favor, chaste Lucina, the boy soon to be born. In whom the Iron age shall come to end. And the Golden one rise again in the whole earth..."
Translation application to America:
"The last age of Cumean song now comes (the seventh or last, or perfect cycle). Novus ordo Seclorum (the Sabbatic age of Rest- the Age of Freedom) a mighty order of Ages is born Anew. Both the Prophetic Virgin (Goddess of Liberty) and the Saturnian kingdoms (the new Rebublis - Kingdom of Israel) now return (in the latter days). Now a new progeny (a progeny among nations, diverse from all predecessors - a government "of the People, by the People, and for the People: - nation of independent States, and yet the union of a multitude of individuals) is let down from the lofty heavens (the sign od Divine Providence in our behalf). Favor, chaste Lucina, the boy (young America) soon to be born. In whom the Iron age (Old World ideas and bondage) shall come to end. And the Golden one (individual liberty, freedom, and progress) rise again in the whole earth."
It is evident that whatever may have been the reason proposed to himself by the designer of this motto, "Novus Ordo Seclorum", he purposely altered it from the original "magnus saeclorum ordo" in three essential particulars; the "magnus" was changed to "novus"; the spelling of "saeclorum" was altered to the more modern form of "seclorum", and the order of the words was likewise altered. Nevertheless the derivation of the motto from the Sibylline books through the Virgil's Fourth Eclogue is clear.
This Sibylline Motto not only harmonizes intimately with the Reverse of the Seal itself but most fittingly complements the symbolism of the Obverse face of the Seal. The Motto also is particularly pointed in its reference to the birth and genius of American institutions that are firmly established and whose full development no hand can now stay from reaching the final goal of their most perfect realization.
It is most appropriate that the date 1776 is placed upon the base of the symbol of our great national structure that holds the central place upon the Reverse face of the Seal. This date not only marks the beginning of the "New Order of the Ages", but also marks the prophetic date when the children of Manasseh were to be separated from their father's house (Jacob's) to become the "Great People". A.D. 1776 is exactly (7 x 360 years) or 2520 years from the captivity of the Tribe of Manasseh by the Assyrians in 745 B.C.
In Biblical numerics (not secular, and don't make a religion out of it, use it as a witnessing tool):
3= Divine perfection. 7= Spiritual perfection. 10= Numerical perfection. 12= Governmental perfection.3 x 7 x 10 x 12 = 2520. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS IN CONTROL !!!!!!
Next time someone tells you that there is no God or that this nation was NOT founded as a Christian nation, just smile and say to yourself, "Thank you Father, but except for Your grace, there go I."
The (2520 years) punishment period was prophesied against each of the tribes of Israel for their sins:
"Then will I also smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and He shall root up Israel out of this good land which He gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the River (Euphrates) because they have made their groves (Idols), provoking the LORD to anger" (1 Kings 14:15). This prophecy was fulfilled between 745 B.C. and 721 B.C. when all the Northern Kingdom of Israel were carried away by the Assyrians, to Media and Northern Mesopotamia. Later, most of the Southern Kingdom of Judah (Jews) were captured by the Assyrians, under Sennacharib, and united with their fellow Israelites in captivity. There they all became known as the so-called "Lost Tribes of Israel". (God didn't lose them, but we have lost track of our ancestry. Manasseh in Hebrew means forgetful).
The inhabitants of the city of Jerusalem, that has escaped deportation to Assyria were later captured by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Babylon = confusion. See any confusion these days?), and taken to Babylon. in 539 B.C., after Cyrus, king of the Persians, overthrew the Babylonian empire, he permitted the remnant of Judah (Jews) in Babylon to return to their homeland. It is this "remnant", together with the Edomites (who had settled in Jerusalem during the Babylonian captivity) and the Babylonians who returned with the Israelites, that collectively became known as the Nation of the Jews. The name "Jew" (which means "remnant of Judah") had never been applied to any branch of the Semitic peoples prior to the Babylonian captivity, nor can it properly be utilized to designate any of the other "Lost Tribes of Israel". (Failure to recognize this distinction is why there is so much confusion among students of the Bible interpreting the prophetic Scriptures concerning "Israel" or the "Jew").
The theory (generally held in disrepute) that the Lost Tribes of Israel migrated west from the lands of their captivity to settle in Western Europe, the Isles in the West and many on to America, the "land in the Wilderness", has in recent years been found by archaeologist to be factual. These amazing findings are based on Assyrian cuneiform tablets identifying the same changes of the Israelites till they became both the "Cimmerians" and he "Scythians". It is common knowledge that the Cimmerians and the Scythians became Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Gemanic, Lombardic, Celtic and kindred peoples. This is the fulfillment of God's promise to Israel: "Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock" (Jer.31:10).
"Lost Israel" being found fulfills yet another Bible prophecy concerning Israel. "Moreover, I will appoint a place for My People Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more, neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as before-time" (2 Sam.7:10). Since the Israelites were then in Palestine, it follows that the "appointed place" had to be somewhere else.
To the Israelites this must have been a strange saying. They had a place - they had the land of Palestine - they were established there in peace and power. Nothing seemed less probable than that they should ever move. Yet here was a plain declaration that Israel should be moved to a new place outside of Palestine, from which they should be moved no more.
Another characteristic "mark" whereby Israel could be identified in the latter days is its form of government. "And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them " (Jer.30:21). What Jeremiah is prophesying is a nation, of the People - by the People - and for the People - a nation in which the people are supreme - a Republic. "And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city" (Hosea 1:26,27). Ancient Israel being a "theocratic" republic, the promise in the passage of Hosea is, that the officers necessary to constitute a republican form of government would be restored, and the elective franchise would be free. The people would possess the sovereign right of choosing their own rulers and judges. The Divine right of kings find no authority here, for the power invested in the people allows for no monarchy, limited or absolute.
Our Pilgrim Fathers called themselves the "Seed of Abraham", "God's Servant's", "Children of Jacob", His Chosen"; they followed after the council of Moses, the lawgiver of Israel and in all their undertakings asked for guidance and the blessings of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The evidence blazoned on the Great Seal is that the founders of this nation came from the tribe of Manasseh. The name "Manasseh", means "forgetfulness", and if there has ever been a people forgetful of all their past, it is the last, this 13th, this Manasseh-Israel people of the United States. However, America, as prophesied of Manasseh, did become the great nation "E. Pluribus Unum" (One Out of Many) and took her place in the appointed time in the fulfillment of God's covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.
Be careful about what you say about our brother Judah ("Jews"), and be wary of those who call themselves Jews:
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
The 13 tribes of Israel (Israel = the prince that fights with [not against] God), and the meanings of their names.
1. Reuben = behold a son.
2. Simeon = heard.
3. Levi = joined.
4. Judah = praised, celebrated.
5. Zebulun = a habitation.
6. Issachar = reward.
7. Dan = a judge.
8. Gad = a troop.
9. Asher = blessed.
10. Naphtali = wrestling, fallen.
11. Benjamin = son of the right hand, fortunate. Sons of Joseph = increase.
12. Ephraim = double fruitfulness.
13. Manasseh = forgetful.
I hope this has been a blessing to you, and I hope it has strengthened your faith in knowing that our heavenly Father is in control and that our enemy (Especially Satan), will NOT succeed, but God's Eternal plan will come to pass exactly as He has told us through the LIVING WORD JESUS THE CHRIST.
P.S. This does not mean that we are better than anybody else. It means that God chose us to do a certain job. That job is to spread the GOOD NEWS. So lets get out and do it!!!!!