John the Baptist
the Baptist is a New Testament personification of the Old Testament
prophet Elijah who must "come first" to herald the coming
of Jesus Christ as predicted by the Old Testament prophet Malachi.
John the Baptist indeed does "come first" before Jesus in
all four Gospels and anoints him with the water of the Jordan river,
which is the easternmost border of the Holy Land, the border on which
the Sun first rises. He is a bedrock character for fundamentalist
Christians but a careful reading of the gospel texts reveals that
he is also one of Christianity's greatest Gnostic characters (the
Greek word gnosis means "to know").
The Gnostic Christians
believed in the doctrines of One God, angels, immortal souls, and
reincarnation. They believed that when a person's soul was entombed
into flesh (the body) at birth, it forgot that it originally came
from the one true God and was doomed to be reincarnated upon death
into another body until the soul somehow "learned" (came
to know) about it's true divine nature. They believed that "the
God" of the Old Testament was the "Demiurge," the god
who created matter, the god who was jealous of other gods (meaning
the One True God). According to Gnostic theology, John the Baptist
was a prophet from the Old Testament who did not know the True God,
and thus had to be reincarnated. The two earliest canonical gospels
contain a lot of evidence that supports the Gnostic view that John
the Baptist was the reincarnated prophet Elias (Elijah).
Baptist is the first human character "to come" in Mark's gospel. The text immediately links him to a prophet
and then actually calls him an angel ... "As
it was written in Isaiah the prophet - behold, I send my angel
before your face who will prepare the way for you" (Mk 1:2).
defines dead people who rise as angels ... "when
they rise from the dead, people do not marry nor are they given
in marriage, but are like angels in the heavens" (Mk 12:25). Elias was the only person in the Old Testament who
was raised by God's angels into heaven (2 Kings 2:12). The diagram
below shows how the gematria value of John's name is linked to
the raised Jesus.
Sign of John the Baptist (2220)
says that John the Baptist is Elias
after admitting to the disciples of John the Baptist that Jesus
might be the messiah, Jesus says the following to a crowd about
John the Baptist: What did you
go out into the desert to see? ... A prophet? Yes I tell you,
and one greater than a prophet. This is the one for whom it was
written: Behold, I send my messenger before your face who will
prepare the way before you.
Truly I say to you ...
there has not been raised of those born of women greater than
John the Baptist. ... For all the prophets and the Law prophesied
up to the time of John. And if you are willing to accept it, he
is Elias ... the one about to come. The one having ears, let him
hear (Mt 11:9-14).
version of the transfiguration John the Baptist is again revealed
as Elias by Jesus ... Elias will come
first ... he will not be recognized ... people did to him what they pleased (they killed him) ... and then ... he
was speaking to them about John the Baptist (Mt 17:10-13).
that late first century Literalist Christians were not "willing
to accept nor to recognize" that John the Baptist was
Elias ... even though Jesus said he was. In the gospel of John
(Jn 1:19-25), the Jews from Jerusalem (Priests, Levites, and Pharisees)
ask John the Baptist who he is. John begs the question by replying "I Am Not The Christ." The Jews then ask
him "What are you then ... are you Elijah? John truthfully
replies "I Am Not." The Jews then ask him again if he is "The Prophet" and John says "NO." The author of this gospel used semantic wordplay to tell a lie
by telling the truth to a straw man. By having the Jews pose their
questions in the present tense, John did not have to answer the
real question of whether he was the reincarnated Elijah.
John could truthfully be Elijah in the past and John the Baptist
in the present.
Sacred Geometry Stories
Reveal the Identity of John the Baptist
- In Mark's story of the transfiguration,
John the Baptist is revealed through gematria as the prophet Elias
in eight different verses.
- In the sacred geometry
story of the crucifixion, death, and raising of Jesus, John the
Baptist, as Elias, comes to restore all things just as Jesus predicted
in the story of the transfiguration (Mk 9:12)!
- In the last chapter in
the gospel of John, the Beloved Disciple (Elias) is revealed through
eight gematria diagrams as John the Baptist.