“Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.” –Daniel 7:28 (King James Version)
I will begin by pointing out that it is very easy to misinterpret this entire prophecy on account of how emotionally troubled the author (Daniel) was by delivering it and virtually every translation after the King James Version has sought to change/rearrange, leave out or otherwise deliberately misinterpret the last sentence of Daniel 7:28.
-“At this point the revelation ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts were greatly alarming me and my face grew pale, but I kept the matter to myself.” –New American Standard Bible.
-“This is the end of the matter. I, Daniel, was deeply troubled by my thoughts, and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself.” -New International Version.
-“That was the end of the vision. I, Daniel, was terrified by my thoughts and my face was pale with fear, but I kept these things to myself. -New Living Translation.
-“Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly alarmed me, and my color changed, but I kept the matter in my heart.” -English Standard Version.
-“Thus ends the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts troubled me greatly, and my face turned pale. But I kept the matter to myself.” -Berean Study Bible
The point of my listing five variants of the the same scripture is to show that I am in no way ‘picking and choosing’ to make my point. This particular “mistranslation” of countenance after the King James Version is practically universal. I am sure the reader is likely by now wondering why I am so hung up on the translation of the word; “Countenance”. Below is the definition from Google:
noun: countenance; plural noun: countenances
- a person’s face or facial expression.
“his impenetrable eyes and inscrutable countenance give little away”
“she was giving her specific countenance to the occasion”
If you want to believe that the prophet Daniel is talking about his ‘Face’ and not his ‘Faith’ then you are an idiot… Imagine that G-d has just shown you apocalyptic visions concerning the future of your entire race and in writing this down you are suddenly concerned about you face. Right. (*Sarcasm*) The ploy almost works too because maybe the colour of ones face might change if one were troubled, but then why would Daniel then make the point of mentioning that he; ‘kept the matter to himself’? What exactly then is the author keeping to himself or else leaving implied?
To recap the scripture is saying (paraphrased);
“…This is the end of the matter, my thoughts troubled me a lot, my face/focus shifted (countenance), but I kept the matter in my heart.”
I am being generous here by writing in a linguistic bridge between the words face and focus. The bottom line is their is a reason the author used the word countenance. Daniel is undeniably saying that the source of where he is drawing this prophecy from has changed or shifted within the course of the vision but he kept the matter to himself, that is; the prophet Daniel has consciously decided to with hold something or leave it implied or unspoken. All of the mechanations resulting from the various translations about the ‘colour of his face’ or otherwise are heresy which detract from the true nature of G-d’s work. We know that Daniel has documented a break down and shift in his faith because despite the best efforts of a long line of chicken-shit scholars the prophecy is absolutely reversible. The prophecy alternates between describing the four beasts then describing the kingdoms they represent. We know that the “beasts” are the personifications of those kingdoms and the “ten horns” of the fourth beast represent its connections to the different aspects of those kingdoms. Reversibility can be a troubling concept because symmetry is self-supporting and appears to hinge on the unknown, which can seem unexplainable. What Daniel is attempting to reconcile is the break down and dissolution of classical Judaism. He is seeing a vision of his cultural blood-line meeting an end and transforming into something else. Thus is the Apocalypse, (‘the unveiling’) -which we know is really only the christian Pentecost. This is naturally an unpopular view because that would mean that the Christian persuasion are only just about to receive the gift of the ‘Holy Ghost’, -something long believed to already be an integral part of the religion. However, the concept of ‘holy ghost’ is in regard to #gematria; a practice that is still mostly unknown to the western world.
Its clear that the position of ‘Little Horn’ in the prophecy represents someone who has lost faith in the Judeo-Christian religious objective. And given the current culture of complacency and apathy of the digital singularity the position of ‘Little Horn’ is easily justified especially from the point of view of a disenfranchised Native American. The White American Christians have stolen everything they claim to own through genocide, slavery and germ warfare and no where is this more apparent than in the american ideal of “manifest destiny” and the subsequent populating of the western hemisphere by Europeans. How many Native Americans have died so that ungrateful white Americans can exercise their “G-d given right” to abuse the second amendment and commit gun violence and mass shootings against their fellow citizens!? American Christianity has amounted to a worthless and vile culture which allows the privileged to prey on the weak and pedophiles to masquerade as Priests who claim to represent G-d. Perhaps most insulting is that the American Holocaust is entirely ignored; once again, “manifest destiny” is all part of “G-d’s plan” where in christian’s are apparently entitled to go morally unchecked and desecrate the earth. A mere Six Millions Jews died in the Holocaust and 73 years later its still the worlds biggest tragedy but 100 million+ Natives die over 200 years and its chalked up to “G-d’s will”… etc (-1). The American Dream has been a nightmare for anyone who isn’t white Christian or Jewish. All of this serves to reinforce the inherent reversibility in this scripture which is something that even its author begrudges. However the Prophet may personally feel about his vision reversibility is absolutely central to the Judeo-Christianity. The Semitic tribes blur the line between ‘race’ and ‘religion’ but Judaism also stands alone as a “star science” based on cosmic symmetry and this is plainly evident in the symbol central to its religion; the Star of David.
The reversible nature of this symbol bundles the knowledge of cosmic reversibility -‘the unification of heaven and earth’ into a single concise symbol. It is the representation of the adage “As above so below” and the entire Bible is based on this knowledge; every thing from Genesis to Revelation operates on this ‘star science’. So according to symmetry the “beasts” being described in latter day prophecy and specifically “Little Horn” represent a symmetry well beyond that of the mere biblical “Israelite”. The “ten horns” of the prophecy are obviously an extrapolation of the symmetry inherent in the Star of David converted into a ten-pointed form. The symbol is formed by merging two pentagrams into a single symbol.
Almost no one has ever seriously examined the so called “Anti-Christ’s” position. Why would anyone be motivated to go against Christianity? I personally believe that the theology of Christianity is sound but as I have already mentioned their do exist a few other position that are justified and without explicit definition of the original Covenant there are some troublesome aspects to Christianity and specifically the Atonement. Any #Christian (101) would be quick to point out that this is the most important part of the religion. “Jesus died for the world’s sins!” Yes, I agree with the validity of Christian theology however I believe it would have been better if Jesus wasn’t forced to die for a bunch of ignorant and ungrateful twats… -and this is the main objection cited by Luciferian’s; if you are celebrating His death as a positive then you have automatically put yourself in the negative and are therefor already in the devils pocket. To anyone who wishes to take full responsibility for their own life and actions having someone else die for your sins is completely unacceptable! The ‘fair folk’ have always used a pentagram as their religious symbol which has sometimes been referred to as the ‘elf cross’. The word Pentecost being key here which is denoting the significance of five.
Vastly all religious Christians hate reversibility for the reason that its rather uncomfortable to consider the idea that Jesus and Satan might be the same guy because if that were so then good and evil might trade places and where the mind goes beyond this can be rather awful. If polarities of spirituality were for some reason reversed then murder might suddenly be legalized! Then what!? People who were once straight might suddenly burst into the flames of crazed homosexuality. All of which are only short sighted and skewed assumptions of what cosmic reversibility truly implies. Free-will; something that everyone is born with is already a done thing, so nothing has changed or will change, good will always be good, and bad will always be bad. Again the concept of Fairness is the operating distinction. The type of cosmic reversibility we are dealing with has to do with the constellations of stellar bodies in a galactic system switching from a negative tendency to a positive tendency; which is simply the “rapture” described in the Bible.
Its a very fundamental realization; on the one hand those Christians who believe in Satan (even if the don’t worship him) are certain to be using it as a device to abdicate responsibility for their own actions. On the other hand actual self defined “Satanist’s” have chosen what can only be described as the most selfish of spiritual paths in human experience and these two groups have far more in common with each other than either side would ever care to admit. In this way Satanism acts as a very useful tool for anyone who wishes to abuse spirituality in the broadest sense and this absolutely includes Christians.
(-1) D.E. Stannard, author of American Holocaust.