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A single word woke him.

It was “loud,” though inaudible, and clear, though it was spoken in a language that he not only didn’t know, but had never heard. It sounded harsh and refined like Russian or German but a tongue no one on Earth had ever spoken.

As he reflected, lying there in the darkness, he understood it to be his own name.  Somehow.

He quickly suspected his awakening was angelic. He forgot the word, itself, in seconds.

He responded in the same, inaudible manner, but in his own language, “What do you want?”

There was no answer.

It was as if waking him were the only objective and had been accomplished.

He arose and began thinking.

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“…so because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of My mouth.”

 

Fat man, sleigh, red suit, the child’s toy desire, the love of “children;” annual retail windfall as a leading economic indicator; the hated “Christian Influence” of lighted evergreen trees, stable re-enactments and a massive gift exchange…

When Herod the first encountered the “wise men” from the east seeking the “child that would be born” it was because there was a spontaneous movement in Israel that believed the time of “The Messiah” was at hand that he was driven to microscopically examine the prophesies. In general the “modern mind” has no concept of what it was they (the movement, the wise men and Herod) were all expecting. But it was from those investigations that Herod was able to send the visitors from the east to Bethlehem.

And the meaning of those prophesies is the reason he lied and told them he was on their side, part of the movement, and asked to be their facebook friend. It was the nature of that expectation that he considered a significant danger to moderate rule, that is, his own. (more…)

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