Part Three--Memorial Day
XXVII--The Third Baptism
PHASE TWENTY SEVEN
THE THIRD BAPTISM
Section I--The Sophia of Christa-Ann
ND on the morning of the same day, Sunday the eleventh day of April; when he came out of the mount of Oliveri with the eleven, he went to Beth`an his mibdalah or separated haven by the sea; whilst I remained at home with my mother and father.
02 And on Monday night, when he was in Anna's house, in the house of Simon the serene, and had finished eating Sunday's supper, there came into the room Simon's precious wife Anna the Prophetess, who was surnamed: the 'great white dove' [which is Joanna the dove from the Chaldean, but Sus'anna the 'bright one' from the Hebrew]; who had in her hands, I was told, a jar of pure olive oil. And opening the jar of shemen, she poured some oil out, and baptizing him yet a third time, she rubbed some upon his forehead, saying: 'Blessed be the Lord our God, who has delighted in your wisdom and has set you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord loved Immanuel for ever, and has made you king in his stead'.*
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03 And during this time interval, which occurred at the beginning of the twelfth day of Nissan, there were sitting there, three of his closest disciples, who had a deficiency within themselves, and would not hear of it, because she was a woman.
04 And causing an impassable gulf between us, Cephas and the twins discounted God's precious words of Wisdom. And calling Simon's wife a sorcerer, Cephas said to him aloud: Why do you allow this ka'saph to make a waste of this ointment? For this grease might have been sold for a year's wage, and the money given to our ministry. And being false disciples, they whispered a seditious rumour against the 'tower of Beth`an', as if she were a whore and the wife of a leper.
05 But taking pride in Her Eminence, for this red-headed beauty was indeed the apple of his eye, he saith unto them in the Aramaic: Let her alone! Why do you molest the Lord's Anointed Machach'el? for She is the angel of contention who brought forth the Lamb of God, and through Her heavenly gate he was called Immanuel. She hath bestowed a 'good work' upon me. For the greedy you have always with you; and whensoever you will, you may help my ministry by baptizing the poor with water. But my head you may not always have. She is doing what She could not do for John, and has come to anoint me king.
06 And enraptured by 'Her Holiness', he saith to them while speaking in tongues: Amen, I say unto you: Wheresoever John's Gospel be preached in the whole world, that also which Christa the Anointer, hath done for me, shall be told as a memorial to Ann!* For She is the feminine incarnation of the archangel Michael, and for this reason, She is called the 'Queen of Heaven'.
Section II--The Stratagem of the Crestos
07 Now at this time of celebration, that is to say, on this newly proclaimed 'Memorial Day' it was two days before the traditional Phase; and of the 'Feast of Unleavened Bread', which would normally follow the eventide of the fourteenth day of Spring.*
08 And word from the tower concerning our 'chosen king' reached Jerusalem before dawn; for such good news travels fast. And by the morning of the twelfth day of April, great joy came upon all who had heard the sounds of the trumpets. For they can be heard as far away as Jerusalem and Masada.
09 But having heard that our Lord's Anointed had anointed Solomon king, and that the people had chosen David as their king, the chief priests and the chief pharisees sought how they might by some malign manner lay hold on him, and kill him. For it was on this 'Memorial Day' that they rose up against him.
10 For there was near the holy mountain a great legion of Roman soldiers, being about three thousand; who were strategically encamped in the neighbouring lands to maintain the peace during the Passover week, lest some disturbance ensue from any of the three major citadels. For the Roman governor of Judea was well aware of the 'tale of three cities'.*
11 And the Slaughterers besought the chief priests and the chief pharisees, saying: Send us into the streets of the city, that we may do great violence, and then blame it on him who would seek to disrobe king Herod.
12 And immediately they gave the zealous Herodians permission. And the swine going out, caused an uproar among the people, which occurred in the morning. And having heard all about the gentle schism; and about the violent sedition by the cloaked and daggered Sacarri, the Roman governor went out of the king's palace to see what damage was done in the city of Jerusalem and in the neighbouring lands.
13 And the herd of them were driven headlong into the sea of Romans, And seeking refuge in Masada they that led them, fled toward the Red Sea. And by the middle of the next day, [that is to say, at sunrise], they were stifled by the sea.
Section III--The Void
14 And because of the chaos which this sedition caused, he extended his stay in Anna's house until the next day, lest he be accused of causing an insurrection against the friendly Roman governor. For he knew that under the subjugate of Rome, only the 'perfect one', who is called from the Latin, the Prefect,* but in the Greek, the Chrestos,* had the governmental power to remove Herod from the throne; and to proclaim and crown him king in his stead. That is to say, after the people had chosen a new king to supplant Herod.*
15 Thus, the portion of his transformation prophesy was fulfilled which said: "within three days, I like John will rise up victorious."
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