Book Excerpts

My Book on the Book of Revelation is Now Complete

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LAST NIGHT, I completed the book on which I’ve been working for the last 9 months. Perfect gestation period for a baby! (Though it has been building in my soul for many years). So now I have a first draft with 622 large-format paperback pages (6″ x 9″) containing 202,000 words. That’s the reason I’ve been holed up for months in ‘self-imposed exile’ in a hovel-on-a-hill in Cornwall. The provisional front cover which I designed is attached to this post. The image on the cover is from the 3rd century ‘Papyrus 47’ manuscript of the Book of Revelation showing a fragment of the uncial Greek text with the highlighted letters denoting the Greek numbers for 600, 60 and 6, the famed number of the beast and number of humanity, 666. There has been so much wild speculation about this number 666 and also the ‘mark of the beast‘. So I hope I have infused some sanity and clarity into the midst of that.

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You’re Missing All My New Articles!

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Hi there! If you are subscribed here on The Naked Troubadour but not to my new blog for investigative and spiritual articles, then from now on you will only see my poetry and music. If that’s okay with you, then fine, I’m glad you’re here. But I recently started another blog dedicated solely to my articles and they will not appear here any more. So, if you are interested in them, you need to subscribe to my new blog, the “Diakrisis Project“. If you click on that name you will be taken there. You can be subscribed to both and then you will have access to all my published material. A number of new articles are on my Diakrisis Project blog. “The Beast Rising Out of the Sea”, and “The Beast Rising Out of the Earth” (both of those are excerpts from my upcoming book on the Book of Revelation), “The Fathering of Lies – Ethical Philosophy for Dummies”, “Why ‘Saving the Planet’ is the Ultimate in Human Arrogance”, “Transhumanism, Posthumans, & the Need for Authentic Leadership”, and more than 300 other items. So go to the Diakrisis Project blog now and subscribe. I look forward to seeing you there!

Reflections on the Real Meaning of Worship

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I HAVE BEEN THINKING VERY MUCHLY in recent times about the word, “worship”. Is it just about what people do in a church building or a humanly-constructed temple by rote on a particular day or at an appointed time on a noticeboard? Or is there something much deeper and more spontaneous about it which needs to be grasped, not just intellectually but right down into the depths of one’s very soul? I believe that there is; and I will now develop it below.

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The Real World War Started Long Ago

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THE REAL ‘WORLD WAR’ started long, long ago. It is not a war with conventional weapons or even Weapons of Mass Destruction. It is a psycho-spiritual war waged by dark forces — both human and demonic — and it involves a battle not just for the mind but for one’s very soul. No matter how aware one may think one is about what is going down in this world, never has it been more important to ensure that one is working for the right ‘side’ in this conflict, which is building up rapidly to its climax. There can be no neutrality. One is either a slave — to a greater or lesser degree — of the fallen archangel, Satan, and his fellow fallen angels (demons or archons), or one is a disciple of the Christ, and working in tandem with His angels. It is not enough merely to see through conspiracies, discern media lies, and be disillusioned with governance and the direction in which this world is heading. That is mainly an intellectual or philosophical perception. It is certainly a great start, as the plethora of conspiracies, media baloney and governance are essentially of satanic origin filtered through the power-elite under satanic control. But it does not go nearly far enough. One needs to perceive not merely the conspiratorial character of world affairs but also the supernatural origin behind them. For it is a predominantly spiritual battle which leads to mass warfare on the psychological level across this planet, and your mind — for the demonic realm — is the gateway to your soul. As an apostle of the Christ once wrote to the disciples of Christ:

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The Price of Misleading Others Through Fallacious Hermeneutics

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[Here is another little extract from the Introduction to the book on which I am working, “The Meaning of Apocalypse – A Primer on the Book of Revelation”. I hope it whets your appetite for more. So far, it stands at 153 large-format paperback pages with over 54,000 words. It could be half finished. Time will tell. I hope it will be as mindblowing to read as it has been to write]

SO MANY HAVE BEEN GIVEN a false understanding of this amazing Book of Revelation. For example, I received a message from a social media friend recently saying that The Book is “nothing more than the dream of a psychotic sadist”. Many others I have encountered think that The Book is just a hysterical rant about the end of the world or a manual about the ‘Endtimes’. I noticed that a number who became excited when I announced that I was going to start writing this book distinctly withdrew that enthusiasm when I announced that the word ‘apocalypse’ is all about the Revelation of Jesus Christ (as the Greek opening to The Book clearly shows) rather than solely about the end of the world. Many erroneously claim that The Book is a Gnostic or Kabbalistic document. It is almost as if there is a deliberate desire to misunderstand or misrepresent The Book. On one website which claims to be “An oasis for the awake”, it is claimed in an article that “the Book of Revelation is a satanic blueprint for slavery and genocide, designed to convince believers that this occult plan is the work of God”, with a nonsensical implication that the vaccine passport for Covid-19 is ‘the mark of the beast’, and that “Lucifer is masquerading as Jesus”. That article could easily have been written by Satan himself.

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Some Thoughts on the Opening of the Seventh Seal [book extract]

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[BELOW IS A 2,600-word MINI-EXTRACT from my book-in-progress, “The Meaning of Apocalypse – A Primer on the Book of Revelation”, which so far stands at a total of 140 large-format paperback-size pages and almost 50,000 words. It could be twice that size by the completion. I hope this piece whets your appetite for the whole thing and I commit it to your heart with much love and blessings]

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THE FIRST VERSE OF CHAPTER 8 in the Book of Revelation, in which the seventh seal of the scroll is opened by the Christ (referred to here by His salvific name, “the Lamb”) I believe belongs in this first vignette as a conclusion to all the seals being opened. The second of the seven vignettes would therefore begin in verse 2 of chapter 8 (which will begin in our next chapter below) and conclude at the end of chapter 11. Bear in mind that there were no chapter divisions in the original Greek manuscripts of the Bible. They were later added in translations to break up the text for readers. Chapter divisions first appeared in the thirteenth century and verses were established in the late sixteenth century. Sometimes they are helpful but other times they are rather arbitrary. So the first verse of chapter 8 says: “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour”.

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4 Mini-Extracts from my Upcoming Book

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EXTRACT 1:

The Christ revealingly said: “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, verse 37). He was referring there, of course, to His own cataclysmic return at the end of this age, at which time the same level of evil will be found on earth as existed in Noah’s days, when it was said that “the wickedness of humanity was great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was altogether evil all the time” (Book of Genesis, chapter 6, verse 5). In Noah’s days, the evil which prevailed was primitive, impulsive, chaotic and wild. In our day, evil wears a suit and tie, a white lab coat and a fake smile with impeccable dental implants. The forces of darkness always use whatever human resources are available at the time. Primitive or sophisticated, it doesn’t matter to Satan. The big difference between Noah’s day and ours is that because of technological capabilities Satan can control the whole world at once — the goal he has aimed at for countless millennia. This is why now, finally, uniquely in history, his one-world government (currently being organised) becomes possible and then his human mouthpiece and front man on earth, the Antichrist, can surely be revealed. Satan thinks he is playing his endgame, his checkmate move. But it is merely the trigger for his downfall and consignment to a fiery oblivion.

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Not All Division is Bad

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BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU SAY, “ALL DIVISION IS A BAD THING”. For that is not strictly correct. Gratuitous divisiveness is certainly to be avoided. But the stark reality is that in a world shot through with lies and deception, Truth divides. And the dividing line on this earth is between two distinct camps. 1) Those who further the heavenly kingdom of the Christ, exposing darkness and living in the spirit of Truth and Light, and, 2) those who aid and abet the pretended earthly empire of the fallen archangel, Satan, and his fellow fallen angels (demons) — either through deliberate intent or by default. There are no half-measures in this. One is either in one camp or the other, whether one realises it or not. The Christ Himself said, “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division” (Gospel of Luke, chapter 12, verse 51). This is the essence of life on this planet in its current condition.

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Comfort and Assurance in the Book of Revelation

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[Author’s Note: I was not going to put out any more extracts from the book on which I am working about the Book of Revelation. But lately, so many people have told me of their confusion about the level of evil in a world that has supposedly been overcome by the Christ that I feel compelled to share this section from the introductory chapter on “The Five Purposes of the Book of Revelation”. It can easily stand alone as an article in its own right. Who knows, I might die before finishing the book and then no one would read any of it! And my chief objects in writing the book are for the comfort of the disciples of Christ and the drawing to Christ and His Light of those who are potentially what I call “disciples-in-waiting”. So below you will find my 6000 words which respond to the question I get asked so much: “If Christ has defeated Satan with his death, resurrection, and ascension, how come the world is still in such a mess and seeming to get worse?” It is my gift to you…]

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How Politics and Religion will Combine to Create a One-World Government

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AS WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN, a great many influential individuals and organisations are not only commending but also publicly working towards the formation of a single global government as the only solution to the problems of humanity. It would be no exaggeration to say that everything which now happens in international affairs (including the current pandemic) is playing its part in the build-up to global government. As this global ‘one-world’ government is gradually being put together, you will observe another rather interesting phenomenon. For all your hugely wealthy gurus with their Eastern mystical gobbledygook, and all your multi-millionaire New Age teachers with the westernised claptrap that they’ve plagiarised from their Eastern mystical gurus are lining up one after the other to endorse the global government. This promotion of confederated global government by interfaith religion is prophesied in the Book of Revelation, where we see that they will also eventually even revere the Antichrist! They will all be there, from the Dalai Lama and other berobed or turbaned globalist gurus to the pedlars of “A Course in Miracles” and the hawkers of the works of the likes of Alice Bailey (who basically inaugurated the New Age Movement with her theosophical sophistry), and whoever else you want to name from the litany of pseudo-spiritual glitterati whose works have mesmerised so many all their lives. One day, you will either suddenly, finally wake up to the enormity of what has been happening on this earth and realise that “those narrow-minded nutty” disciples of the Christ who vigilantly warned you about this were not so off-the-wall after all, OR you will follow your gurus and teachers like lemmings into the maelstrom which follows and suffer the same eternal fate as the fallen angels who have been provoking it all for aeons.

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