The future cannot be foretold. WE create the future with each and every moment. The reality of the future is determined by our collective actions as the whole of humanity. In the original Hebrew, to "prophesy" was to speak one or more messages to others. Such messages typically involve divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of conditioned events. This was to speak "as if it was God speaking." It was not a specific foretelling of the future, unless it was based on karma ... cause and effect ... knowing what the same behaviour and thinking would bring manifest.
There is no possible way to predict the future because the future does not exist. We only have NOW. The future is an unfolding of successional nows. If you believe that “God knows the future,” then you would have to give up your concept of free will … which in itself is divinely inspired. The future, is what we make it. We can make it heaven, or hell. We choose ... we decide ... WE create it.
Now, for a moment, let me address the term “chosen people” for just a moment. This phrase has wreaked havoc on the world, not because of what it IS, but because of what it is NOT.
The modern word JEW (the letter J was not even invented until the 1400's and still does not exist in Greek or in Hebrew) was a transliteration of the letter ”I”. Example, "Iesous: Ἰησοῦς" rather than "Jesus." And for JEW ... it was IEW, and in Latin IAO. This was not a word for semitic peoples, ie: Hebrews, it was a word to describe an illuminated state of divinity. In fact, the letters themselves tell the story. "I" the direct connection from Divine to man, heaven (Spirit/Father) to earth (matter/mater/mother). The letter "A" is man, and divine, duality reconnecting as oneness attached by the bridge between. And the "O" ... eternity, the never ending circle, the Absolute ... the womb of the universe, the origin and root of all things seen and unseen.
Through careful initiation, and Inner Wisdom and revelation ... when one recognized the divine spark of the creator within himself, he was elevated to the status of a IEW/IAO/JEW thus becoming a “chosen one of God.” This was not reserved for only the Hebrew ... and they knew this back then. Because of incorrect translations from Hebrew/Greek/Aramiac/latin/English … there are countless errors in the beautiful esoteric scriptures pereseved by the Hebrews, Greeks, Egyptians, et al. Research Kabbalah and Gnosticism for the true history of the Inner Mysteries that became destroyed through the literalization of esoteric (inner) scripture.
The Bible stories are myths and are coded for allegorical and metaphorical consumption. When converted to "literal events" and "literal history" the magnificence of their teachings is lost ... and the world is turned against itself, rather than unified. These are stories of OUR ascension, OUR crucifixion, OUR resurrection and rebirth.
The "Holy Land" is NOT merely geographic ... scripturally speaking. It is within. "The Kingdom of Heaven/God lies within." Jesus (ego-man) is crucified at Golgotha (meaning the place of the skull) ... within the skull of man lies the temple of God (hence the temple on the side of our heads) The Christ (divine spark of God) is resurrected within man when the old man is put to death (ego vs. divine/righteousness/Truth).
The Bible is NOT HIS-story, but OUR-story. The NATION of Israel was destroyed in 70 CE by Titus and his Roman Army. That nation is no more. The re-established modern STATE of Israel is entirely different. In fact, the very name IS-RA-EL was a metaphor for IS-ISIS(divine feminine), RA-(divine masculine - sun god Amen-Ra), and EL-EL(a completed essence of God). Eventually I will release a book on all of this. Peace:)
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.