A vivid example of gesturing is the Nazi salute known as the Sieg Heil (Hail Victory). The salute is a raised right arm, stiff, with palm down and fingers together. It was considered a gesture of greeting but there came a time when it became a compulsory gesture of obeisance in the fascist regime. This salute is now outlawed in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. When the “Hail Victory” salute or the “Heil Hitler” variant is considered in context it should be seen as honoring the god of Hitler and the Nazi Party, whose insignia they wore. The swastika is a sun symbol, an ancient mark.
Did you know that there's an official salute of the Olympics that is exactly the same? Research it. The Olympics are all about the worship of Zeus and Apollo so there's no doubt who is being honored by their salute. Are you seeing a trend? Are you familiar with the Bellamy Salute, which was the same gesture? That salute had accompanied the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag but, after the Nazi party adopted it as their own, a different gesture was substituted, the placing of the right hand over the heart. As a substitute, you should realize that it means the same thing as what it replaced. (Is Your God American?) The salute is claimed to be based on a Roman custom, although the supporting evidence for the claim is sparse. Still, the Romans primarily honored Jupiter and Apollo. Now there's a trend.
That salute and any substitute for it is a religious gesture. “Jacques-Louis David's painting The Oath of the Horatii (1784) provided the starting point for the gesture that became later known as the Roman salute.” (Wikipedia) Origins are useful in discovering the meaning of things, and the two primary elements of this painting that is commonly identified as the origin of the salute are revealing!
The gesture is an oath, as the title of the painting declares. An oath is taken when one swears by something sacred to them. Think about what this really means.
“An oath is either a statement of fact or a promise calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually God, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact. To swear is to take an oath, to make a solemn vow. Those who conscientiously object to making an oath will often make an affirmation instead. The essence of a divine oath is an invocation of divine agency to be a guarantor of the oath taker's own honesty and integrity in the matter under question. By implication, this invokes divine displeasure if the oath taker fails in their sworn duties.” (Wikipedia)
Implicit in every oath is the acknowledgment that the one taking it is subject to divine authority. The making of an oath is a divine invocation. In the scene Jacques-Louis David painted, which was inspired by a legend recorded by Titus Livius Patavinus (aka Livi), we must ask what divine agency are they swearing by? Oaths were commonly expressed verbally as “by Jupiter,” or “by Jove,” which is Jupiter, and these expressions are still in use today. If such customs mean nothing, why do they have such longevity?
“In the Roman tradition, oaths were sworn upon Iuppiter Lapis or the Jupiter Stone located in the Temple of Jupiter, Capitoline Hill. Iuppiter Lapis was held in the Roman Tradition to be an Oath Stone, an aspect of Jupiter is his role as divine law-maker responsible for order and used principally for the investiture of the oathtaking of office.” (Wikipedia)
Those who inspire or require the adoption of this stiff armed salute, whether Romans, Olympians, Nazis or Americans, do so because they understand the way of commanding the masses in this world system. By this gesture, honor is given to their god. Those who take such oaths are swearing by a false god, because those who honor the true god do not swear oaths.
33 “Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil. ~ Matthew 5:33-37
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. ~ James 5:12
If you have taken oaths and you are becoming convicted of sin, I invite you to repent and seek the Lord about what He may require of you with regard to restoration. Have you served in the military? Have you joined the Boy Scouts or some other order? Have you pledged your allegiance to a flag. Have you worn a wedding band, a symbolic graven image, after swearing an oath of allegiance? Brothers and sisters, we have been lied to, deceived into honoring false gods under the pretense of honoring the true God.
Consider now who the false god is who is worshiped by default, as it were, unnamed or otherwise unidentified in an oath? If you've been following this blog you have seen incontrovertible evidence that the world honors the god known to some as Horus.
I previously stated that two primary elements of “The Oath of the Horatii” painting were revealing. That the gesture is an oath is one element, and the other is the title's labeling of the Horatii. This identifies the divine agency invoked in the oath as Horus. If you research this you will learn that the Horatii are so-called because of those named Horatius, which is a name that is exactly equivalent to “Horace.” While some will find reason for disagreement, I believe this is an oblique reference to Horus, at the least, as a homonym.
The symbolism present in the painting further illustrates that it is Horus, the sodomite sun god, who is being honored by the salute.
I will be demonstrating in this series how it is the five fingered hand itself that is giving honor to Horus, and this is merely an introduction. These symbols have all been covered previously on this blog and it's fair to assume your familiarity with it as a basis going forward. The typical response that keeps us from seeing what we're looking at is to dismiss familiar or expected elements as being unimportant. Let's not do that.
An honest and informed historian will note that the famed warriors of Rome were usually sodomites, who attained their prowess the same way the Greeks had under Alexander the Great. The Roman helmets feature a fan as the rays of the sun, rising, and this presents the arc of a halo of divine illumination that would encircle their heads. These symbols testify of Horus Eye illumination and regeneration. The Roman arches painted by Jacques-Louis David exhibit the form of the squared circle and sodomite gateway that is usually referred to by Freemasons as the Royal Arch. There is a spear or lance appearing as a phallus piercing that symbolic anus, and a round shield squared by the column, which you can see more easily in the larger image below. These are, of course, the symbolic dimensional gateways of Horus Eye Illumination that bind heaven to earth and men to their demon gods.
I mention the Masonic connections here because their role deserves mention. The artist has been identified by some as a Freemason, but it must be said that the symbols being represented are legitimate historical forms and that this is their symbolic meaning as represented by those who rebel against the Most High God's command regarding graven images.
The Horatii stand in the portico upon masonry, and on the formation of crosses. Masonry in art is often the signature of illuminated Freemasons. There are three arches featured with three swords, three sons and three women. The Freemasons are all about triples, as they declare, “We have the three Degrees, the Three Great Lights, the three Columns, the three Officers, the Three Grand Masters and the three Principle Tenets of Freemasonry.” The Freemasons of high degree profess Lucifer as their Grand Architect of the Universe, who is the false god that may be identified by many names - including Horus.
There is consistency in all this symbolism with the meaning of the oath and that which I suggested about the Horatii.
Notice how “The Oath of the Horatii” pictures the brother in front raising his right hand. The other two raise their left hands, and we see the right hand of one around the waist of another. The fingers on that hand are not evenly spaced but rather presenting a sign of the 3.4.5 Pythagorean triple.
This represents the production of Horus. The salute has been presented as the gesture of an oath invoking Horus as a witness. The father raises his hand and displays five fingers. This numbering identifies Horus as the pyramid number and the esoteric hypotenuse of the fundamental Pythagorean triple. If we perceive the salute as the only important gesture in the scene we fail to see beyond the misdirection concealing the hand signs that contribute further to the message.
Now, a corporal oath is one that is solemnized by actually touching a sacred object. Sometimes a Bible is used when someone is sworn in to office or in a court of law, before giving testimony as a witness. Often, there is no sacred object being identified with during a swearing in ceremony, like you see in this photo of cadets, but yet there is still a divine agency that is inherent in the raising of the hand. “Raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, [state your name], do solemnly swear to...” Truth be told, the agency of Horus is implicit.
“A person taking an oath indicates this in a number of ways. The most usual is the explicit "I swear," but any statement or promise that includes "with * as my witness" or "so help me *," with '*' being something or someone the oath-taker holds sacred, is an oath. Many people take an oath by holding in their hand or placing over their head a book of scripture or a sacred object, thus indicating the sacred witness through their action: such an oath is called corporal.” (Wikipedia)
Sometimes “So help me God” or something is tacked on the end of the oath, but the identity of the god is left open to the individual or is assumed in association with the agency doing the swearing in. In America, the motto “In God We Trust” is printed on our currency. That god is not my God, I can assure you. The presence of a Bible in swearing an oath does nothing to invoke the true God as a witness, who is witness to every word, deed and thought, and who has explicitly directed us not to swear oaths.
If you can identify the raised hand as an invocation of Horus you can recognize the raising of the hand as the raising of Horus. Think about it. It exalts Horus, lifting him up in the symbol of the hand, but there's more to it than that. Because Horus is the resurrected Osiris, the raising of the hand is a gesture that symbolizes the raising of Horus, as from dead Osiris in resurrection! Hitler and the Nazi's knew symbols and understood their power. Sieg Heil! Hail Victory! Hail victory over death - the resurrection of Horus and his kind! Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the Zeus and Apollo worshiping founder of the modern promotional vehicle known as the Olympics. He understood the meaning of and power of symbols.
When Jacques-Louis David painted “The Oath of the Horatii,” he strongly featured the resurrection number 3, emphasizing to those who could interpret the symbolism that the raised hands were signs of the raising of Horus. It is that very enterprise in which the worshipers of Horus have been engaged for thousands of years.
Do you raise your right hand symbolically as a trained response to honor some institution or agency or to swear an oath? While the gesture of saluting with a stiff arm and palm down isn't so popular at present, have you adopted the substitute? Do you make the equivalent gesture of reverant obeisance by placing your right hand over the heart? If it's not religious, why do the men who are civilians or out of uniform remove their hats, with obvious deference to the practice outlined in 1 Corinthians 11? It is a religious gesture, invoking a diety in an oath. If you intend to invoke Horus, carry on, and receive the penalty in due time.
More to follow, Lord willing.