Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Vision to See the Treasured Past

"The vision to see the treasured past." Sometimes there are things in plain sight that no one sees until they look at it from a different perspective and then it reveals a "treasured past." Such was the case in the movie National Treasure, which the quote is from, when they looked at the back of the Constitution with a special pair of glasses. In this post we are going to look at something in plain sight with a "special pair of glasses"--that millions of people have looked at and walked on but have never seen anything out of the ordinary--that will reveal "the treasured past." We are going to look at Washington Square in Philadelphia with a special pair of glasses--a satellite.

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See anything yet? Let's add the paths in the parks.

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Look at the shape that the paths form.treasure, key, solomon, templar, mason, philadelphia, end times, bible prophecy, Israel, temple, line, washingtonI have tried to find the meaning of the symbol but that has alluded me to this point in time. I do see a cross, peace sign, capped pyramid with a circle and wings above it, an arrow, and the whole thing resembles a key. Again what the symbol means I do not know but here are some interesting observations:

The NW/SE line that goes through Washington Park goes through Benjamin Franklin's house.

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The NE/SW pointing main line that goes through both parks leads directly to the most prophetically important place on earth.

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Following the line toward the NE the line exits the United States near Boston, MA at Jerusalem rd.

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The line crosses the Atlantic and leads directly to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem!

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Before we delve into the meaning of all this here is a little history about the square.

Washington Square was one of Philadelphia's five original squares as laid out in 1682 by William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme. It was then called Southeast Square, as Quakers did not believe in naming places after people. Within 25 years of Penn's arrival, however, the square was being used as a potter's field and a burial yard for strangers in the city. it served in this capacity from 1704 to 1794, a period roughly (and curiously) paralleling the dates of Benjamin Franklin's tenure on earth (1706-1790). Burials were generally done on the cheap: bodies bound in canvas — sans coffins.

For a cemetery, the Square was remarkably filled with life, however. Historian John Fanning Watson in his 1830 "Annals of Philadelphia" writes of two fish-filled creeks that flowed through the Square in the 1740s in addition to a pond that attracted wanton boys. "A creek once ran thru the Square and the aged Hayfield Conygnam, Esq., when he was young, caught a fish of six inches in length. Another aged person told me of his often walking up the brook, barefooted, in the water, and catching crayfish." (Today the only water in the park is found in a fountain in the park's center and in a horse watering trough when rainfall backs up.)

Rites similar to the Mexican "Day of the Dead" celebration were held in the park's early years by the black community. Watson writes, "An aged lady, Mrs. H.S., had told me that she has often seen Guinea natives, in the days of her youth, going to the grave of their friends early in the morning, and there leaving them victuals and rum!"

In the years preceding the Revolutionary War, the Square was deemed a good pasture field — despite (or because of) nearly 60 years of burials! In 1766, Jasper Carpenter leased the field from the city toward that end. Erelong, Carpenter's cows would have to make way for the corpses of American and British soldiers.

Beginning in 1776, fallen troops from Washington's Army were buried in the Square. Pits 20 feet by 30 feet in length were dug along 7th and Walnut Streets which were then filled by coffins piled one atop another until space in the mass grave ran out. Long trenches the width of the Square were hastily dug on the Square's south side — a permanent barracks for the martyrs of the War of Independence.

John Adams wrote a sad letter filled with lamentation to his wife Abigail on April 13, 1777. "I have spent an hour, this morning, in the congregation of the dead. I took a walk into the Potters Field, a burying ground...and I never in my whole life was affected with so much melancholy."

When the British occupied Philadelphia in 1777, they used the Walnut Street Jail, which then faced the Square, to hold prisoners of war. Draconian conditions caused death in droves. This story is told on the next stop along the "virtual" tour, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

More corpses followed in 1793. Those that spent their last days fighting off the chill haze of Yellow Fever, wound up in shrouds underneath the now pacific park.

After the Square was closed as a cemetery, the situation in the area did not initially improve. Historian Watson described the houses that surrounded the Square in 1805 being as "miserable and deformed a set of huts and sheds as could be well imagined."

Improvement started in the form of a public walk in 1815. A tree-planting program began the next year and the Square to this day wears the fruit of a city plan in which over 60 varieties of trees were sown. A "really admirable city arboretum of rare trees," was how America's first landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing, described the Square. Walking on the Square 150 years after this beautification project, the historian John Francis Marion observed, "The trees in Washington Square are older, wider-spreading and taller than those in Independence Square, and the square itself has a more open spacious quality."

The 6.4-acre Southeast Square was renamed Washington Square in 1825 to honor the great general and first President.

What does all this mean? I am not sure but let me throw out a few ideas.

1. According to the history of the area referenced above the streets were laid out by a Christian--Thomas Holme, a Quaker--thus the diagonal line which points to the Temple Mount was established by a Christian. Whether this was unintentional or not I do not know but God let it be so. What this says to me is that this country was founded by Christians upon Judeo/Christian principles, which has been one of the keys to our country being blessed. Another reason we have been blessed is because we have stood behind Israel's right to her land and have aligned with her and stood beside her.

2. In latter years the paths were added, the paths form several symbols including a peace sign. A peace sign is an evil symbol of an upside down broken cross and represents the way to bring peace to the world is through the destruction of Christianity. The symbol is in Philadelphia--the place where the United States as a nation was formed. What this says to me is that even though we began as a Christian nation we have been taken over by evil forces who under the guise of peace are attempting to destroy Christianity and its influence in this nation and usher in their false peace under the leadership of the antichrist--the winged pyramid.

3. I believe that the line pointing to Ben Franklin's house points to the evil forces that hijacked our nation--the mason satanists. Ben Franklin was a high level mason. These evil forces are using this nation to bring about their new world order. Based on this new information, which has been withheld from the Gentile world, it becomes apparent that the Great Seal of the United States reveals in a symbolic code the quest of the Zionist Jews to return to and conquer the Holy Land which God originally gave them, but which they forfeited through their rejection of the true Messiah, Jesus Christ. Moreover, the Great Seal reveals that they are using the United States of America and to reestablish the kingdom of Israel from which their Antichrist, a descendant of King Solomon, will rule the world. And according to their writings when they are done with her they will destroy her. Their writings speak of the USA as the mythical phoenix bird that will one day burn.
4. The whole symbol also looks like a key. Is it the lost key of Solomon? Does it point to a treasure? The symbol may also be a marker of some type pointing to something hidden. I am sure there are some who probably know the full meaning. Maybe it will become evident in the future.
In conclusion: Just as the once great and prosperous nation of Israel was led away from God into wicked sin and idolatry by evil forces and was all but wiped out by God's judgment--so I see the same thing happening to America. Our sins are numerous and grievous and we are due for judgment. If God did not spare His own nation from the sword how can He spare us as a nation. I see dark clouds looming on the horizon for America. Clouds of economic collapse, famine, disease, war, and death. Repent America, repent and do not force Israel to divide her land!
Repentance starts by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation from your sins.

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