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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Seven Heavens

The Bible speaks of Paul going into the third heaven (2 Cor 12:4), but in fact there are seven heavens. 3 Enoch and the Quran and Jewish Kabbalah, all confirm the existence of seven heavens. God's throne is in the seventh heaven according to the Quran.

Surah 17:44, "The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him, and there is not a thing but glories His praise. But you understand not their glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft Forgiving." Surah 23:17, "And indeed We have created above you seven heavens (one over the other), and We are never unaware of the creation."

Surah 58:7, "Have you not seen that God knows whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth? There is no secret of three but He is their fourth (with His Knowledge, while He Himself is over the Throne, over the seventh heaven), nor of five but He is their sixth (with His Knowledge), nor of less than that or more but He is with them(with His Knowledge) wheresoever they may be. And afterwards on the Day of Resurrection He will inform them of what they did. Verily God is the All Knower of everything."

Enoch Becomes Angel Metatron

God resides in the seventh heaven. Enoch was caught up into the heavens, and became an angel called Metatron according to the 3 Enoch. The books of Enoch can be download in one easy pdf file at archive.org. Enoch recorded his visits into the heavens in 1 Enoch. Rabbi Ishmael recorded 3 Enoch.

3 Enoch 9:1-5, "the Holy One, blessed be He, put His hand upon me and blessed me with 536O blessings. And I was raised and enlarged to the size of the length and width of the world. And He caused 72 wings to grow on me, 36 on each side. And each wing was as the whole world. And He fixed on me 365 eyes : each eye was as the great luminary. And He left no kind of splendour, brilliance, radiance, beauty in (of) all the lights of the universe that He did not fix on me.

God places Metatron on a throne at the door of the seventh Hall (seven) and announces through the Herald, that Metatron henceforth is God's representative and ruler over all the princes of kingdoms and all the children of heaven, save the eight high princes called YHWH by the name of their King.

3 Enoch 10:1-3, "He made me a Throne, similar to the Throne of Glory. And He spread over me a curtain of splendour and brilliant appearance, of beauty, grace and mercy, similar to the curtain of the Throne of Glory; and on it were fixed all kinds of lights in the universe. And He placed it at the door of the Seventh Hall and seated me on it. And the herald went forth into every heaven, saying :This is Metatron, my servant. I have made him into a prince and a ruler over all the princes of my kingdoms and over all the children of heaven, except the eight great princes, the honoured and revered ones who are called YHWH, by the name of their King."

Enoch who became Metraton said to Rabbi Ishmael, "As soon as the Holy One, blessed be He, took me in (His) service to attend the Throne of Glory ... my flesh was changed into flames, my sinews into flaming fire, my bones into coals of burning juniper, the light of my eyelids into splendour of lightnings, my eyeballs into fire-brands, the hair of my head into dot flames, all my limbs into wings of burning fire and the whole of my body into glowing fire." (3 Enoch 15:1).

Seven Angels of Seven Heavens

Seven (are the) princes, the great, beautiful, revered, wonderful and honoured ones who are appointed over the seven heavens. And these are they : MIKAEL, GABRIEL, SHATQIEL, SHACHAQIEL, BAKARIEL, BADARIEL, PACHRIEL. And every one of them is the prince of the host of (one) heaven. And each one of them is accompanied by 496,000 myriads of ministering angels.

MIKAEL, the great prince, is appointed over the seventh heaven, the highest one, which is in the 'Araboth.

GABRIEL, the prince of the host, is appointed over the sixth heaven which is in Makon.

SHATAQIEL, prince of the host, isappointed over the fifth heaven which is in Ma'on.

SHAHAQi'EL, prince of the host, is appointed over the fourth heaven which is in Zebul.

BADARIEL, prince of the host, is appointed over the third heaven which is in Shehaqim.

BARAKIEL, prince of the host, is appointed over the second heaven which is in the height of (Merom) Raqia.

PAZRIEL, prince of the host, is appointed over the first heaven which is in Wilon, which is in Shamayim.

Source: 3 Enoch 17:1-3

Prince of Rome is Sammael

Those who contend Rome is not conspiring against Israel should read the following passage in 3 Enoch:

"Why are they called Seraphim? Because they burn (saraph) the writing tables of Satan : Every day Satan is sitting, together with SAMMAEL, the Prince of Rome, and with DUBBIEL, the Prince of Persia, and they write the iniquities of Israel on writing tables which they hand over to the Seraphim, in order that they may present them before the Holy One, blessed be He, so that He may destroy Israel from the world."

3 Enoch 27:12

Heavenly Court of 72 Angels

The 72 princes of Kingdoms and the Prince of the World officiating at the Great Sanhedrin in heaven

Whenever the Great Beth Din is seated in the 'Araboth Raqia' on high there is no opening of the mouth for anyone in the world save those great princes who are called H' by the name of the Holy One, blessed be He. How many are those princes? Seventy two princes of the kingdoms of the world besides the Prince of the World who speaks (pleads) in favour of the world before the Holy One, blessed be He, every day, at the hour when the book is opened in which are recorded all the doings of the world, according as it is written (Dan.vii.10) : "The judgement was set and the books were opened."

Source: 3 Enoch 30:2

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