Betty Andreasson had just asked Jesus to help her, presumably to do something about the heat that she was suffering from. As soon as she asked for help, the bird disappeared and where it had stood was a small fire.
Page 84 – 85 – The fire burned down, became embers and then somehow turned into a “thick, claylike worm.”
Before continuing on, what in the world just happened? Notice the parallels to a certain bird known as, the phoenix. Take a look at this traditional example of the phoenix.
"Let us consider that wonderful sign [of the resurrection] which takes place in Eastern lands, that is, in Arabia and the countries round about. There is a certain bird which is called a phoenix. This is the only one of its kind, and lives five hundred years. And when the time of its dissolution draws near that it must die, it builds itself a nest of frankincense, and myrrh, and other spices, into which, when the time is fulfilled, it enters and dies. But as the flesh decays a certain kind of worm is produced, which, being nourished by the juices of the dead bird, brings forth feathers. Then, when it has acquired strength, it takes up that nest in which are the bones of its parent, and bearing these it passes from the land of Arabia into Egypt, to the city called Heliopolis. And, in open day, flying in the sight of all men, it places them on the altar of the sun, and having done this, hastens back to its former abode. The priests then inspect the registers of the dates, and find that it has returned exactly as the five hundredth year was completed."
Not 100% match, but enough parallels that I am sure it’s safe to assume that’s what the scoop is.
So, in essence, it seems that Betty had stood before a phoenix and suffered from intense heat. She asked Jesus for help, and then watched the bird go through the typical lifecycle of a phoenix including the worm aspect. Shortly after this Betty hears a voice that she believes to be God, but I would suggest is not. First, God more than likely would not appear as a phoenix. I would like to think that if He did appear to Betty after the phoenix went away, He would have appeared 1) as Jesus, 2) been less vague 3) would have taken her fear away instantly.
All of God’s appearances in the Bible have been in a Humanoid form, or that of a cloud. Exodus God leads Israel as a pillar of cloud or fire, and when the prophets encountered Him, it was typically God appearing more or less in a man-shape.
Not to mention that when people stand before the Lord, they usually faint as though dead, not complain about how hot it is. Also, God typically has mercy and allows the person who’s “as dead” to stand and be in His presence. He takes away the fear, and He keeps people from falling dead again. Here are a couple appearances, if you really want to see more of God appearing in the Bible, just go read the Bible. I am sad to admit that I can’t name off every physical appearance of God in the Bible. The Lord does make a number of personal appearances in the Old Testament, and is revealed through Jesus in the New Testament. When He appears post-resurrection, it’s as Jesus Christ telling people specific things.
Exodus 19:18 - All Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in the form of fire. The smoke billowed into the sky like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain shook with a violent earthquake.
Ezekiel 1:26 – 2:1 – 2 http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Eze&c=1&t=NLT&q=Ezekiel
26 - Above the surface over their heads was what looked like a throne made of blue sapphire. And high above this throne was a figure whose appearance was like that of a man.
27 - From his waist up, he looked like gleaming amber, flickering like a fire. And from his waist down, he looked like a burning flame, shining with splendor.
28 - All around him was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining through the clouds. This was the way the glory of the LORD appeared to me. When I saw it, I fell face down in the dust, and I heard someone's voice speaking to me.
2:1 – “Stand up, son of man," said the voice. "I want to speak with you."
2:2 - The Spirit came into me as he spoke and set me on my feet. I listened carefully to his words.
Additionally, now that Christ has been revealed, the only way we can encounter the Father is through His son, Jesus Christ. Here are a couple scriptures to consider.
John 5:37 - And the Father himself has also testified about me. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face,
John 6:46 - Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.)
John 14:9 – "Philip, don't you even yet know who I am, even after all the time I have been with you? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking to see him?
This makes it pretty exclusive as to who has access to the Father, and that is Christ alone. The only way you and I have any right to visit the Father is because of what Christ accomplished.
So, back to the bird. Even though the phoenix seems to have some Christian parallels and was even adopted by the Catholic Church and some Christians, it is steeped in pagan origins. How fitting, since many other “Christian” symbols and holidays have similar sources.
The phoenix pops up in a number of cultures. What I hope to demonstrate here is somewhat superficial, but I think should help support that the phoenix keeps some dubious company. Also, the pagan cosmologies are somewhat confusing, perhaps deliberately, so I would like to point out in my research I ran into contradictions about certain beings. Example, the bennu bird is identified as one thing, and another. There are also sometimes multiple sun gods for one cosmology. Egypt seems to have had several sun gods, and some have connected certain gods to each other, whereas those connections have not always been there. So, with that in mind, take a look at some of the interesting connections that the phoenix shares.
Egypt is often recognized as one of the first to have a phoenix like bird.
(www.mythicalrealm.com/creatures/phoenix.html) In Egypt, the equivalent of the phoenix is recognized as the bennu. Basically, it’s a heron-esque bird that also is essentially the heart/soul of their sun god Ra. Interestingly, the bird was also considered to be a manifestation of Osiris, post-resurrection. I believe that Peter Goodgame (one of my Future Quake heroes, http://www.redmoonrising.org/) has connected Osiris to the Antichrist, as has Tom Horn in his 2012 book. I haven’t looked at it too much, as they’ve done a much more thorough job than I could hope to. So, the bird appears to be the manifestation of a being that has been identified as a possible antichrist. Also, as something to do with the sun god, Ra. For more on Osiris, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiris. Interestingly, that links him to Ptah, which is the name of an entity that allegedly contact Billy Meier (controversial UFO figure) when he was a child. He also had contact with Semjase, whose name is oh so similar to the Semjaza in the Book of Enoch.
Next, in Hindu mythology, the phoenix equivalent is essentially the bird-man mount of Vishnu. It’s name is Garuda (oddly garuda is a species of birdman creature in China Mieville’s novels). I believe my (link to it) posting on Buddha the destroyer covered Vishnu’s connection to the Antichrist. Garuda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda) Garuda doesn’t seem to be equated to Vishnu, so phoenixes are again connected in some way to an antichrist figure. The fact that the Hindu phoenix flies around a character who is equitable to the Antichrist does not bode well for the true motives of any phoenix appearing to anyone.
Now, it seems as best as I can figure, Vishnu is sometimes a sun god. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishnu. The phoenix flies him around. Ra is a sun god also, and he is linked to the phoenix. So, who’s another sun god? Apollo, That’s right, the entity identified in Revelation as the Antichrist. It appears that as a sun god, he’s equivalent to Helios as well. And, apparently, Helios had a relationship with the phoenix as well.
“According to the Greek mythology the phoenix lived in Phoenicia next to a well. At dawn, it bathed in the water of the well, and the Greek sun-god Helios stopped his chariot (the sun) in order to listen to its song.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology)
Phoenixes, though good on the surface, appear to have some connections with the one who will be revealed to be the most evil being of all.
So, am I saying that Betty was abducted by “aliens” and then brought to the Antichrist? Not necessarily. First, we know that The Antichrist is in the Abyss, until he is loosed upon the earth. More than likely, Betty would not be able to leave the Abyss once drawn into it. Second, This is more than likely “the spirit of antichrist” in the sense that he (Bible quote) has gone out into the world. This phoenix bird she saw was in all likelihood a servant of The Antichrist.
I wanted to dig into this part more deeply, because for a long time, I was thinking, “did she really meet with God?” This caused me a lot of questions, and caused me to fear criticizing her case, or the entity she stood before, or even what happens to her later. It also made me think that these were real aliens, as I knew that spirits had to obey Christ’s authority. So a Christian lady getting abducted and being helpless posed a lot of questions for me. As I am going through this book, I can definitely see the Lord showing me more and more of the truth little by little.
With this background in place, let’s continue a bit further with Betty’s abduction, and her talk with what she thinks is God.
Page 86 – 87 – Betty describes a few things after the phoenix takes a hike, then hears a voice from her right. What she hears seems to be pretty standard New Age fare. Very vague, yet spiritual sounding. You can hear this sort of thing from just about every channeler or someone who follows the New Age. Betty asked the voice what it had chosen her for.
“‘I have chosen you to show the world.’ (being)
‘Are you God?’ Betty asked with wonder in her voice. ‘Are you the Lord God?’ (betty)
‘I shall show you as your time goes by.’
Quite standard, the spirits vaguely say that an individual is special, or chosen, and then they nearly always leave it at that and say something like, “we’ll show you later.” The spirits also tend to like placing the blame on us humans, saying things like “we’re not ready,” or it’s not the right time. Anyways, back to the story, some time passes, and Betty picks up again.
“‘Are you my Lord Jesus? I would recognize my Lord Jesus.’ Oh it says – “I love you. God is love, and I love you.’ …
‘Why was I brought here?’ Betty asked again.
‘Because I have chosen you.’
‘Why won’t you tell me why and what for?’”
‘The time is not yet. It shall come. That which you have faith in, that which you trust.’
Betty defensively claimed her Christian faith: ‘It is true. I have faith in God, and I have faith in Jesus Christ. Praise God, praise God, praise God…I have faith in Jesus Christ.’
‘We know, child,’ the voice answered. ‘We know child, that you do. That is why you have been chosen. I am sending you back now. Fear not…Be of comfort. Your own fear makes you feel these things. I can release you, but you must release yourself of that fear through my son…’
‘Oh, praise God, praise God, praise God! [Crying] Thank you Lord!’”
She then thanked the voice for his son, which she assumed was God and that she was thanking Him for Jesus.
Of course Betty’s mistake here, again is not testing the spirits, that is asking them if Jesus Christ had come in the flesh. She also did not rebuke them in Christ’s name, or command them to do anything else. True to form also, the entity did not properly identify itself, nor did it give her a satisfactory answer. If you’ve ever read any channelings, you’ll recognize that this exchange looks very familiar. If you’ve never read any, don’t waste your time. If you want to read messages from a higher power, read the Bible. That’s from the highest power there is, God. He loves you, and that’s His message to you.
Something disturbing in the above exchange comes to mind from page 87.
"Betty defensively claimed her Christian faith: ‘It is true. I have faith in God, and I have faith in Jesus Christ. Praise God, praise God, praise God…I have faith in Jesus Christ.’
‘We know, child,’ the voice answered. ‘We know child, that you do. That is why you have been chosen."
The “aliens” chose her because of her faith in Jesus Christ. The question is, why? Several possibilities come to mind.
1) They knew she wouldn’t test the spirits.
2) They knew that if they could get away with abducting a Christian, that this would make it appear that even Christians are powerless against “aliens”
3) They made this up on the fly to cover their butts about Jesus’ power over them.
Lastly, this “through my son” business is disturbing as well. I am not sure what to make of it at the moment, other than I don’t believe they were talking about Christ.
To wrap up, the phoenix entity that Betty spoke with, in all likelihood was not something that was of God. There are too many occult connections with the phoenix for it to be anything but demonic. Not to mention, that God always appears in a consistent manner throughout all of the Bible. Usually in a man-like appearance, or a cloud. He also made Himself know to us through His son Jesus. God also makes His people unafraid within a very short amount of time, and tells His people very specific things. He is never vague or elusive. The being Betty met did nothing to comfort her, it made her suffer intense heat and did not take initiative to relieve her. The messages she received were also extremely vague and did nothing to glorify Jesus Christ.
Next time, Betty returns home, and her investigators debrief. There may be some lag time between posts, so stay tuned. I have a few other projects going on, and sadly this will be a little harder to work on in the next few weeks. If there’s too long of a space, I will post again.
Peace, and may Jesus Christ come into your life if He’s not already part of it.