Caption: The Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, is built to symbolize the scroll. The shrine is built as a white dome symbolizing the Sons of Light, and a black basalt wall symbolizing the Sons of Darkness.

 

Inside the Shrine of the Book

You can call this a pre-sermonette if you wish.

The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, also known as War RuleRule of War and the War Scroll, is a manual for military organization and strategy that was discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The manuscript was among the scrolls found in Qumran Cave 1, acquired by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and first published posthumously by Eleazar Sukenik in 1955. The document is made up of various scrolls and fragments. It is possible that The War of the Messiah is the conclusion to this document.

The statuary and shrine is symbolic of the war between good and evil. Between God and Satan. And you don’t need to be religious to grasp that there is a war going on.

The question is simply put:  which side are you on?

 

In the Era of Plague

And on a lighter note, this is funny

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    • It’s a great song and it’s on my play list.

      Dylan

      You may be an ambassador to England or France
      You may like to gamble, you might like to dance
      You may be the heavyweight champion of the world
      You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
      Indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody
      Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

      You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on the stage
      You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage
      You may be a business man or some high-degree thief
      They may call you doctor or they may call you chief

      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are
      You’re gonna have to serve somebody
      Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

      You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk
      You may be the head of some big TV network
      You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame
      You may be living in another country under another name

      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are
      You’re gonna have to serve somebody
      Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

      You may be a construction worker working on a home
      You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome
      You might own guns and you might even own tanks
      You might be somebody’s landlord, you might even own banks

      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
      You’re gonna have to serve somebody
      Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

      You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride
      You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side
      You may be workin’ in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair
      You may be somebody’s mistress, may be somebody’s heir

      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
      You’re gonna have to serve somebody
      Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

      Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk
      Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk
      You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread
      You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
      Indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody
      Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

      You may call me Terry, you may call me Timmy
      You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy
      You may call me R.J., you may call me Ray
      You may call me anything but no matter what you say

      Still, you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
      You’re gonna have to serve somebody
      Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
      But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

  1. Interesting. I was reading up on the War Rule/Scroll yesterday.

    We are, of course in a spiritual fight, against “principalities and powers” and the “spirits of the air” themselves. For that matter, the Devil wanders the earth as a roaring lion, “seeking whom he may devour.”

    But this is nihilist, Luciferian pride and goes nowhere but to the Pit.

    STAND STRONG.

  2. Well, in the end times or the End Times, it doesn’t matter what side you are on physically. We all die.

    But it does matter what side you are on spiritually.

    Which is why one of the first things they did during the Covidiocracy was attack churches. Liquor stores? Pot Shops? Other carnal fun places like adult toy stores? Open. Churches? Closed.

    I hope I am on the side of Light. That even though I am, ahem, very fallible and full of stupidity and sin of which I fight with and lose with way too often (gluttony being one… dangit) I try to strive to be better. And like Constantine (movie reference) I am trying, in a good way, to buy my way into Heaven. i know I am a bad man. But my wife thinks I am a good man, so I try to live up to her ideal of me. And the ideal of what my dog thinks I am.

    I’m not a Ned Flanders (Simpsons reference) but I don’t want to disappoint my wife and end up in the wrong place.

    There is a war. There always has been, and will be until the end of ends. And sometimes Good Men must act in bad ways in order to protect the innocent or Godly. Those Good Men are scarred by what they do, and often on this material plain are shunned by the innocent or the Godly. Hopefully they’ll be in Heaven with those they protected.

  3. As to the attempt at humor, meh. Yet another dig at bad conservatives, even though we’ll win.

    When will people ever realize that conformity isn’t a conservative value. That’s a socialist value. Everyone must look the same in international socialism, all frumpy and drab, or the same in national socialism, all shiny and polished, but all still must look the same. Haircuts, fabric, cut of cloth, shoes, decorations…

    It’s conservativism that likes wild colors. And fab styling. Don’t believe me? Go look at boats owned by conservative, or planes, or houses, or even farm clothing… Much rather buy from Tractor Supply than the locally run socialist clothing shop.

    • The plague has people acting a little nutty. I don’t know that it’s a dig at conservatives. That’s not how I saw it. It’s more of an observation of where things are headed and it pricks the urban soccer moms. If society devolves on the plan set forth in the Green New Deal, the old era of the Dustbowl may come back if only by metaphor because it’s 2021.

      • No disclaimer required for those in the know.

        Funny thing is people don’t want to believe in spiritual truth. Weird when a lot are looking for spiritual answers. Likely due to having it good. Yet now that we are once again in tough times foisted on the masses by a bunch of morons drunk on power, doesn’t seem to resonate or make it through closed ears. I am not afraid, yet millions are, and while I believe those that need Him most are flatly refusing to hear with open ears.

        “For me and my house…”. Simple, but not always easy.

        • People will believe and people won’t. It’s important that they can choose. The leftists declare that there will be no choice. That the proles will love Big Great Great Grandpa or Big Ho. Because if people could decide, that may not be the decision.

          • “The War”…did not know anything about today’s substance when you commented yesterday (light v. darkness). Exactly why I come here, to be further enlightened. Thanks for the insight.

  4. There is “our” time, and there is the “Lord’s” time. The wrongs will be put right, in his time. We may not see it in this life. What is known is that we will be held accountable for what we’ve done in our time.

    No I’m not a theologian, worse I stayed at a Super 8 last night.

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