A 21 foot tall image of the god known as Mercury (Roman) and Hermes (Greek) may be seen over the city of Rochester, NY. As I wrote in the previous post, a flag exalted on a pole identifies the owner or territorial authority, and so it is with the images adorning pagan high places. The dimensional attribute of this pagan image handily illustrates this principle. The number 21 is featured in the book of Daniel relative to just such a demonic territorial authority!
12) Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
13) But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
The prince of the kingdom of Persia is a "prince" that compares to "Michael, one of the chief princes," meaning, an angelic being. This being is identified not with an office but rather the kingdom of Persia, a geographical region. The angelic prince was of sufficient rank and power to withstand the angelic messenger that was sent to Daniel for an explicitly numbered span of 21 days, when Michael himself came to his aid. The messenger angel had been left with the "kings of Persia," devils of high rank with authority over Persia.
When an idol signifying an angelic messenger with the number 21 as its size or magnitude attribute is posted over a territory, it doesn't take a genius to figure out what it means. The exalted prince of the kingdom of Rochester presides over his appointed domain. The kings of Rochester sit with legal authority.
Together with the Gothic tower exalting the Cherubic "Wings of Progress," this Hermes idol silently declares who it is that rules over the city. The occult magickal gateway to High Falls is no fluke and certainly didn't spring up suddenly without contextual support and precedent. (By the way, if that gateway didn't impress you, there's another one I hope to address in an upcoming post that should!) The demonic authority worshiped as Hermes with other regencies and sub-regencies provide facilitating cover and directs the activity.
In the next couple of posts (Lord willing) some evidence of that covering and direction will be presented for your consideration.
I certainly don't mean to suggest Rochester is the only city where such a reality exists. While it does appear to have some special role in Satan's plan, the principles I share relate as well to whatever gods may be exalted over your town or city. These are neither rare nor idle idols.
Also, I don't mean to suggest nothing good ever happens in Rochester. My personal testimony of the Lord's miraculous interventions in my life centers around Rochester. That's good! Some of you may be familiar with the history of Charles G. Finney, who had three seasons of "revival" activity in Rochester. That was very good! It was in the town of Batavia that lies to the west of Rochester where the rise of Freemasonry was curbed due to fallout from the kidnapping of Captain William Morgan in 1826. Again, that was good! But the story here is the demonic authority that has legally established Rochester, NY as its domain.
Here's a history of the giant idol for some background. This Mercury was created in 1881 by J. Guernsey Mitchell. It was exalted to a position above the towering 150 foot smokestack of the Kimball Tobacco Factory on Court St. at Exchange St. where it signaled its domain until 1951. The business at that location changed from tobacco to clothing in 1905, then in 1924 it was re-purposed again, becoming the Rochester City Hall Annex and a branch of the Rochester Public Library. When the facility was demolished and an auditorium called the Community War Memorial was built in its place, the landmark image was mothballed in a warehouse for 23 years. In 1974, the idol was exalted to its current position one block north of its former home. Hermes now rules from his perch at Broad and Exchange Streets atop the Aqueduct Building, current home of the legal publishing firm Thomson West. The building was formerly known as the Lawyers Cooperative Extension and West Group.
When the attributes of Hermes are compared to the attributes of the idol's location some insight into the spiritual influence may be perceived. Yet, before I address the nuts and bolts particulars of Hermes' attributes and influence I'd like to kind of take a step back and consider Rochester in the greater context of Mystery Babylon the Great. Some interesting points of comparison come to mind from the 17th and 18th chapters of the book of Revelation, which will consume the balance of this post. While these descriptions pertain to a great many cities of industry, Rochester is not least among them. "If the shoe fits, wear it," as the old adage goes. Note, many of these are pretty loose and casual comparisons and I'm not making much of it, but it's a worthwhile exercise.
According to Revelation 17:1, John was told, "I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters." As a symbol, the "Wings of Progress" and Hermes are posted nearly at the intersection of the Erie Canal and Genesee River. Rochester is located at the base of the easternmost Great Lake, Lake Ontario, northwest of the famous Finger Lakes region. She does sit on many waters.
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Wine Country is big industry in NY and Finger Lakes region in particular, nearby to Rochester. For a fornication gauge, the Rochester Gay index shows 161% of national average. As for the merchants of the earth waxing rich, compare Rochester with New York City, the "next largest" economy in the Empire state. Both have big ports and facilitate trade on the seas. Does Rochester resemble Mystery Babylon yet?
In the listing of the merchandise found in her we again find wine, plus fine flour and wheat. Rochester was labeled Flour City for many years.
And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
I don't know about chariots, but as for horse drawn carriages it is recorded that James Cunningham and Sons sold more carriages in the United States in the 1880s than all other manufacturers combined. They were built in a factory on Canal street, which still stands. As pertaining to slaves, Rochester was a major hub for the Underground Railroad. As for "the souls of men," indeed! That's what the gateway to High Falls is all about!
21) And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
22) And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Recall the three millstones at the gateway to High Falls that appear in the island as though sunken into the sea? Rochester abounds with craftsmen of every sort! Have you ever heard of the Eastman School of Music, the Hochstein School of Music & Dance, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra or the Rochester International Jazz Festival?
While we're on the subject of music, there is another "synchronicity" that should be noted.
Here's a cd cover featuring a concert in Rochester. Check the date - thirty years to the day before the pivotal event of this country's present era. Could those events be related? Remember, what happened in Rochester's financial center on EXCHANGE Street on October 29, 1929 appears to be somehow related to the stock EXCHANGE in the other Empire city's financial center, which crashed. The Led Zeppelin concert happened in Rochester's financial center on EXCHANGE Street, and exactly thirty years later, to the very day, another crash that would echo around the globe happened in the other Empire city's World Trade Center complex. In 1929, the event in Rochester was the laying of the cornerstone for the building that would host the Gothic "Wings of Progress," one block north of the idol Hermes. In 1971, the event in Rochester happened one block south of the "Wings of Progress" in the very place Hermes had been for so many years! The War Memorial Auditorium had replaced the Kimball Tobacco Factory - Hermes' old turf.
Without some documentation of "insider" activity that might offer more insight, all I have is facts like these, circumstantial evidence. I can't offer any kind of proof that these events are truly linked, but what I understand about how Satan's plan unfolds suggests they are related. I might be more inclined to dismiss them as coincidence if, for example, Time magazine(?) had not released the article covering the big media event on October 28, 1929, celebrating the 29 story Art Deco "Master Building" in Manhattan. For the financial connection, Nicholas Roerich was the figure you can credit with the occult imagery on the ubiquitous Federal Reserve note, the one dollar bill. Or, if perhaps Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin had not famously been publishing Aleister Crowley's books on magick and invoking demons, with acclaimed success. Or maybe if Jimmy Page wasn't featured during the 2008 Beijing Olympics London presentation at the closing ceremonies, playing the song listed on the CD cover of the 1971 show (song 2 on disc 2) and I didn't recognize the symbolic reference to "Stairway to Heaven" (disc 1 song 6!) So, you see, I'm rather inclined to think the conspiracy that has been going on since the garden of Eden is still afoot.
The pharmakeia spells of 1971 surrounding the concert and Page's visit appear to have had some enduring effect. 9+1+1+1+9+7+1=29 Hmmmm. Rochester's Hermes appears to hold a bottle aloft. A potion perhaps? A pharmakeia toast to his boss' success?
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived.
More coming, Lord willing!