On 10th September 2013, with my eyes closed, a vision of a 7 branch menorah was revealed. It was light colour gold - not shiny, as is sandstone. The menorah had lines radiating from the center as if radiating light energy. The base was curved outwards. Also appeared a big X shape and then that disappeared. 'X' is do to with Jesus Christ - Christos.
Then after recording this, went to sleep and woke up later.
Looking on the internet, I discovered that day a treasure hoard had been found in the Holy Land. The 7th century Byzantine treasure was excavated close to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The treasure includes a total of 36 gold coins etched with images of Byzantine emperors and a 10cm medallion etched with a Menorah, Shofar made from a ram's horn, and a Torah scroll.
In the detail we learn the truth. My vision was in some way validated with differences. My menorah had a curved base, whereas on the treasure base is the three pronged trident.
The timing of the find was just after Jewish New Year.
Dr Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University, also uncovered a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug inscribed with letters believed to be the oldest find. From this location and the jug, that the find is connected with King David, Byzantine Emperors and Jewish people.
The Ophel region is thought to be part of an ancient city wall in Jerusalem dating back to the 10th century BC, possibly built by King Solomon, who was son of King David and Bathsheba.
The coins featured emperors within a 250-year period including Constantine II to Mauricius.
Dr. Eilat Mazar told the Times of Israel she believed the artefacts formed part of a 'communal treasure meant to help the sparse Jewish community survive hard times or rebuild what the Jews hoped would be a free community under Persian rule.'
'The gold treasure was found in a ruined Byzantine public structure, 50 meters from the Temple Mount’s southern wall.' So we know it belonged to someone connected to this building. If we consider in biblical times the tax collector (and since Cenus) registers people's details, who was living in this building at the time will already be recorded and known somewhere.
“Hanging from a gold chain, the menorah medallion is most likely an ornament for a Torah scroll,” a university statement said. “In that case it is the earliest Torah scroll ornament found in archeological excavations to date.”
'In addition to the gold coins, the archeologists also found a pair of large gold earrings, a gold-plated silver hexagonal prism and a silver ingot.'
'Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar showing an ancient medallion dated to the late Byzantine period (early seventh century CE) with a shofar (ram's horn) and a Torah scroll ornament, September 9, 2013. The treasure was discovered in recent Jerusalem excavations near the Temple Mount southern wall, by members of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology. Photo Credit: Flash90'
Not knowing if it is usual to have such an ornament hanging from the Torah scroll, if so they would be common on Torah scrolls today. The symbolism indicates that the bringing together of all that is featured in the time - the Laws of God, the Shofar and Temple with divine timing.
Because there is other jewelry found, this could indicate that the find belonged to the Princess who was connected with the temple. The hexagonal prism is 8 sided and so as number is connected with the heavens - as above so below. Number 8 is a number of infinity.
'A statement said that the treasure was found about 50 yards from the southern wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount and venerated as the site of the Jewish temples of kings Solomon and Herod.'
The Ophel Treasure is evidence of what is hidden and found. Ophel is named in the City of David. With all the changes and conflict that has taken place in history, it is important not to change the truth or the truth will never be knowm for everyone. We must always seek the truth.
'In the Bible the Ophel refers to the elevation in two cities: the City of David in the Old City of Jerusalem, and at Samaria, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Israel. Ernest L. Martin asserts the controversial claim in his book, "The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot", that the Ophel Mound is the site of the First and Second Temples and what is called the Temple Mount today was in fact the Roman Fort Antonia. The term can be seen as an equivalent to the Greek term Acropolis.'
In October 1998 a hoard of Byzantine 751 gold coins were found hidden within a small pot. The coins were discovered at Bet She'an,on the eastern side of the Tiberias-Jericho road. The Bet She'an hoard apparently represents the currency of the transitional period known as Arab-Byzantine. After Arab conquest, Byzantine gold continued to circulate until the days of Abd al-Malik's reform.
In 2008 a large cache of 264 gold coins bearing the likeness of emperor Heraclius (610-641 CE) were discovered in the City of David in Jerusalem. The emperor wearing military garb and holding a cross in his right hand is depicted on the obverse, while the sign of the cross is on the reverse. These coins were minted at the beginning of Heraclius’ reign (between the years 610-613 CE), one year before the Persians conquered Byzantine Jerusalem (614 CE)
Heraclius is a name in my Greek Grandfather's family. In learning from another article, Byzantine Jerusalem was conquered by the Persians in AD614.
Earthquake comes to mind and just discovering a 3.5 earthquake took place in Jerusalem last month.
In ancient times, 658 ad: Major earthquake, 749ad: severe earthquake in Jordan valley (>7 magnitude). In looking before 31 BC the year before Cleopatra died (30 BC) was a major earthquake, and in 33ad, when Jesus Christ was crucified. Jerusalem has known throughout the ages God's wrath and people being reminded of God's Authority on this earth. The same applies in this present time.
Since my vision, I discovered that a 62 ft 7 branch menorah is erected in Philippines after writing about the Philippines. Then Miss Philippines has just been crowned Miss World.
The menorah connects with the temple, 7 ancient churches and 7 ancient tribes. God did not exclude Jewish people and in history Jewish people were entrusted with the oracle of God to share with the world. Jesus Christ was born so that everyone could know the Law of Grace.
This is such an extraordinary find and I believe this was exactly as God has intended this to be. The bringing to international attention was also exactly as is meant to be. However if the understanding of why this is found can be lost. What use is the gold menorah without the flame?
The Holy Light is so important in ancient traditions. Some months ago a Jewish lady said 'it is such a shame that we do not light the menorah anymore.' She was evidently speaking for herself and yet I knew this has so much deeper significance to the people. In the Heart of Jerusalem our Church every year sees the Miracle of the Holy Flame descending to keep The Faith alive.
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