The Altar of Abraham
Restoring the Sacrifice: the 10 pieces of the Providence of Salvation.
The 7 Horns of the 4 horns of the Altar in the baptism of Fire
To further uncover the significance of the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jehovah in the form of a Dove that came down on Lord Jesus and abode upon him at the Jordan is to reveal that the Nation of Israel entering Cannan was as Adam “symbolically” re-entering Paradise; going over the Jordan dryshod the Nation of Israel was as Adam going over through the “symbolic” Gate through the “barrier” that is the “great river Euphrates”
It is for this reason that he was given the 10 commandments as Adam had only one; for “10 times the Original Indemnity”; but since Israel also received the 3 fold Blessing of God from Balaam we can see at the first 7 altars of Balaam the formation stage “to be fruitful”; as for Eve’s first 7 years in Paradise with Adam; the second 7 altars of Balaam at the growth stage “and multiply” for Eve’s second 7 years in Paradise; and “subdue the earth and have dominion” as the perfection stage of Eve’s final 21 years in Paradise with Adam seen in the last 7 altars of Balaam; which meant that the Blessing was multiplied if Israel kept the Law at “7 times the Original 3 fold Blessing”.
That the 12 later Apostles of the Lamb were also baptized in this same Jordan also had tremendous meaning, as each of the 12 therefore stood as a “prince” of Israel as having one of the 12 tribes as his work; to thus bring forth the fruit of each tribe as his own “fruit” or “work” had to do with the fact that Lord Jesus was God’s “Fruit”; and the 12 represented “Christ’s fruit”. But it was the Child he put in their midst at the Last Judgement that they discovered he would be the one whose throne would manifest the 12 thrones they would sit on at the End; but here we see Arthur as the Son of Man in his Day; and 12 Apostles of the Lamb as 12 good and brave knights on the 12 thrones that represent the 12 hours of the New Day: an Eternal Day, if you will.
The Judge: and the 12 Apostles of the Lamb as the Jury.
But let us attend to the main body of this piece; for here begins the laborious process which comes at even greater length in my book; so here I stick to a bare “skeleton” of what the real issues of Issac and Ishmael and the conception of Rev. Moon in relation to those beliefs held by John the Baptist himself which my Brother John made me aware of in restoring the errors in the Providence that appear in his book “Divine Principle”.
((All the subsequent quotes from Rev. Moon’s book are from the Black Book; 1973 Edition; which came to me from the hand of Bradford Kent Bufkin: from the hand of Rev. Moon himself.))
Gabriel and Mary; after Zacharias; but before his death
When Gabriel came to Zacharias and then Mary it was to confirm one miracle to Mary that cause the second miracle to take place; for it is said: “And Mary believed”.
As awesome as the two miracles which attended the conceptions of John and then Jesus were in scope these two miracles were like the creation of an earthly pigeon in comparison to a heavenly dove.
John even said that he was earthly and “spoke of the earth” to show that the conception of Jesus was far above his. Thus John stood for the Law itself as in the position of the Pillar of Fire or Covenant of Night as the “Priest”; even as Jesus stood for the Word itself as in the position of the Pillar of Cloud or Covenant of Day as the “Prince”.
This is because the conception of John by Zacharias with Elisabeth in comparison to that of Jesus by Jehovah with Mary was like that of a pigeon relation in it’s species to that of the more refined appearing dove; and John and Jesus were cousins by blood; although brothers in Spirit. Yet John’s family was rich; and of the upper class; while Jesus’s family was humble; and of a more menial labor as lower class. This is why the Word came from Jerusalem; and the Law from Zion; as Isaiah had written; for Mary was the “poor” virgin daughter of Jerusalem; and Elisabeth represented the “rich” House of Zion that Gabriel had Mary go to until John was born.
As Lord Jesus said of John the Baptist:
“But they who wear soft clothes are from king’s houses” to show John’s real status in relation to those he baptized.
The following statement is from a conversation at the Table of the 12 Apostles of the Lamb when they corrected the errors Rev. Moon made in his book “Divine Principle” when John spoke of to me and the others at the Supper of the Great God about the 5 creatures Abraham placed on his Altar to be seperated; which is written of in the third section of the Gospel of Peace called “The Feast of the 12 Fruits from the Tree of Life”.
Said John; “As you may recall it was not one dove that was placed on the Altar of Abraham as Mr. Moon has written in his book “Divine Principle”: it was a Pigeon for Ishmael and a Dove for Issac. Furthermore it was the she-goat that represented Hagar as Egypt and the heifer which represented Sarah as the Promised Land. The ram represented Abraham himself.”
The further explanation I was given is here therefore compared to what Rev. Moon himself wrote; so that the reader might be able to clearly see the correct version as distinct to the convoluted and precarious explanation offered by Rev. Moon.
Reverend’s Moon’s own explanation of the 10 pieces of the Altar of Abraham and what they symbolized is quite different in his own book’s section called “The Symbolic Offering of Abraham” that begins on page 264. Lest people think I am being unfair in using this 1973 edition’s version rather than the one’s in later print I can only say that the later editions have only amplified all the errors present here. And in restoring things it is best to start where the error begins; scientifically; one might say.
Furthermore let me say that what the reader may glean of this “ilm” or “Science” is where the Design of Providence and the Pattern of Fate touch; yet the true facts must come out to show where and why Rev. Moon veered from the truth; so one can understand the basis of later mistakes that were then made in the remaining pages of Rev. Moon’s revolutionary and sublimely visionary work seen in his book “Divine Principle”.
- The Horn of Salvation: the Messenger of Christ
His explanation begins in his book “Divine Principle” on page 265; line ten; to wit;
“The archangel took Eve while Adam and Eve were still in the position of brother and sister in their immaturity, thus forcing all created things, as well as their own children, to be under his dominion. In order for Abraham to set up the condition to restore through indemnity the above mentioned situation, he was deprived by Pharaoh, who symbolized Satan, of his wife Sarah, who was in the position of Abraham’s sister. Then he had to take back Sarah, in the position of his wife, together with Lot, symbolizing the whole of mankind, and his wealth, symbolizing the world of creation (Gen. 14:16). Abraham’s course thus was the course for Jesus to walk in later days. It was only after Abraham had set up such a condition of indemnity that he could offer the symbolic sacrifice with the dove, the ram and heifer.”
Said John; “This is obviously true in itself right up to the very last sentence: and this is exactly where the problem begins for Rev. Moon in attempting to “restore” the real meaning of what the Sacrifice of Abraham at the Altar represented in the Design of Providence; because everything on that Altar represented the members of Abraham’s own family. The “she-goat” represented Hagar as Egypt; the “heifer” represented Sarah as the Promised Land; and the “ram” represented Abraham himself. The “pigeon” which Rev. Moon omits symbolized Ishmael; and the “dove” represented Issac.”
In cutting these 5 creatures in half Abraham was therefore to restore the Fall itself symbolically; and because Rev. Moon failed in what is written here in presenting the correct interpretation God was kind enough to have His servant John in the Holy Spirt of Truth to show me and perhaps others who might be interested the actual significance of the 10 pieces of the Altar in a more expanded version.
Originally the blood being drained from these 10 pieces the 5 were to be divided into meant dissolving the original sin present in all the blood relationships with the Angel of the Devil with Eve and then with Adam by Eve that were given to their two children.
This was to be done as the way to reverse the nature of the Fall; in which the Order of Creation was reversed by which God was to rule Adam; Adam to rule Eve; and Eve to rule the Serpent. Rev. Moon in his exposition of the Nature of the Fall in his book illustrates this quite clearly; and correctly as self-consistent with the Providence itself up to one point.
This point is that the Fall included the position of the Archangel who God left in charge of the Creation while He rested on the 7th Day; which was unknown to Rev. Moon as he wrote that the Fall took place on the 6th day; which is wrong. That God left the Archangel in charge until He awoke should sound strangely familiar to Rev. Moon; since this is exactly the position the Angel of Christ put him in on earth before he left
The Work of Abraham at the Altar was thus to reverse the line of the Fall when the Archangel took Adam’s position, which was that of the Sun; the Serpent took the Archangel’s position, which was that of the Day-Star; Eve took the Serpent’s position which was the Evening Star and Adam was left in Eve’s position; which was the Moon. Everyone ended up in the wrong position; but to see the true dimension of this problem is to uncover why Abraham “rescuing” Sarah from Pharaoh was so important to God.
To do this I have to reveal something which shows the actual dimension of why the Serpent was cursed even though it was his task and even his responsibility to be the Tempter of Adam and Eve.
The Serpent was therefore the figure through whom Adam was to “subdue the earth”: as one might break a proud horse that was then “tamed” but even quite useful. Yet there was more than this behind God placing the Serpent in the Garden as one of the original pieces on the chessboard of Providence. The Commandment God gave Adam thus carried the instruction to divide himself from his shadow who appeared when Adam faced God: the Shadow of Night; the discarnate half of the Archangel himself.T
The Serpent as the “angel of the Devil” was then the Champion of “Eden” or “Nature” that accompanied the Commandment given to Adam as the resultant challenge and inherent trial that the Serpent was then the lawful advocate of to Man of the Commandment “not to eat” as it’s attendent Temptation “to eat”; which Adam was to overcome and thus gain equality with the angels; which even God could not give to Man: it had to be earned in their own eyes so that men and angels could live as brothers; and serve each other as they were meant to. How the children of God both fell is how Adam and Eve became the children of the Devil.
Yet there is another dimension to this situation which has been unknown; as John revealed at the Emerald table of Justice where he sits with the 11.
John said; “In Paradise it was part of God’s Design that Eve fall for the serpent; and then Adam was to have “rescued” her from the serpent and become her personal “hero” or Saviour. This was for the reason that Eve in being saved was therefore to have then in her heart to love Adam all the more; and thus be the most receptive to him in saving her from her advesary who would have brought her to the brink of eternal damnation.”
For Eve to thus have adored Adam as her “Hero” and “Saviour” before they ate from the Fruit of the Tree of Life together would have been the giving of something in gratitude and awe that that would have brought about the most favorable conditions for creating their Child.
Thus after Adam had defeated the Serpent of Paradise and rescued his Bride he and Eve were Lawfully to be have been allowed to come together as one flesh at the Consummation.
Eating together of the Fruit of the Tree of life they would have therefore both gained Immortality in Union within the Holy Spirit of God, as Adam initiated Eve into the Mystery of God; as He had Designed from the beginning. This is why Lord Jesus said: to wit;
“…But they who are forgiven little; love little…”
Eve was to then have fallen and been rescued; being repentant; and then restored; and thus redeemed as a Virgin once again by Adam. If this sounds like an old story well indeed so it is; what Robert Nye in his book “Merlin” calls “the one story; and the one story only. That it is the basis of all heroic literature and most of the plotlines we see on TV is self-evident; the hero who suffers and gets the girl; and the Kiss at the end.
(( as an aside it is at the Summit of the 7th heaven of the 7 heavens that Adam was to have taken Eve through in the Act of Love the “Seal” that was to be placed when Adam created with Eve their “Child” was then to have been “impressed” onto their Child as well: the Star thus “set” at the 7th heaven; thus the ability for each to transmute matter by thought and other abilities seen with Lord Jesus and angels would have then be manifest in the Child from birth as born into the Kingdom itself; as the body of Eve would be have then been “the Earth” substantially and the soul of Eve as the firmament or “the heaven” consubstantially. Adam would stood as the “Body of God” Himself. ))
This casts some light on what is written on this subject in the book of Mormon that the “Fall was predestined”.”
John said; “Actually what was written in this “predestined fall” by Joseph Smith was “half-correct”; for Adam was obviously not to have fallen; less obviously the serpent was subtly made aware that he existed to have Adam finally triumph over him.
But here we have the real cause of the Fall; for some of the angels felt it was more fitting that mankind serve the angels; rather than the angels serving man; and especially woman who would also had dominion over the angels which some could not even countenance. Yet this is racism of angels against men which is why the host of the high ones on high are finally judged.”
The jealous angels then had the Serpent strike when God had not returned from His Rest; telling the serpent they would distract the Archangel so he could tempt Eve. This is how they made the Archangel “fall asleep” at his post as “not aware” of what was being done behind his back by some of those he and God had trusted.
It was thus that the Serpent struck when Adam and Eve were in the position of teenagers at the perfection level of the Growth stage; which is why that period in every adolescent’s life is so much like “an ill-defined dying”; as r.d. laing once described it as so presciently. All teenagers go through the trauma of the fall individually to this very day.
God loved Abraham because in his rescuing of Sarah and her changing of heart towards him for saving her from Pharaoh it fulfilled the Design of Providence in which Eve was to have had her heart melted by Adam when he rescued her from the Serpent as her personal “Saviour”; making him to her the “Hero of the Day” by rescuing her from the serpent. But this was not just important to God: it was critical.
For God this saving of Sarai by Abram from Abimilech and then from Pharaoh as Abraham was considered important enough to the Providence to have God call Abraham His “friend”; and as friendship is the basis of all positive relationships Abraham in his relationship with God stands as that of the Elect; for in saving Sarah twice Abraham enacted God’s Victory by which he was to have won the right to the Tree of Life; which was seen when Melchizedek gave him bread and wine as representing the Lamb whose flesh and blood are thus that of the Fruit of the Tree of Life itself. This is why the Lamb said; to wit;
“…Unless you eat my flesh; and drink my blood;
ye have no life in you”.
This is because his body represented the Unity which is the “essence” or “Fruit” of the Tree of Life itself; just as “Duality” is the “essence” or “fruit” of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The Pattern of the Fall of Eve
Virgin, Bride, Wife and Mother
as as as as
daughter, sister, woman, goddess
When Eve was taken from Adam’s “side” she was to go through 4 stages; first was as “Daughter”; which meant that as her origin Adam represented her “father”; which is why she was not to even come near him until she was at least 21 years old; so that she would have genetically gone through 3 complete “regenerations”; for it is common knowledge that every cell in the human body is replaced every 7 years. In her second stage Eve was therefore “Sister” to Adam when they reached the age of 7 to 14. Thus Abraham told Pharaoh that he was Sarah’s “brother” because that was indeed the position Abraham was to her substantially; as she was the son of Abraham’s father from another mother than the one he had. The fall then probably took place when Adam was about 18; Eve was about 16; and this is where Abraham stood in the restaration as the Providence of Salvation.
As “Woman” Eve would have been “of age”; and in fact she reached this position but as the “satanic wfie” ruled by the serpent; becoming the “satanic mother” as of the “dual nature” of “good and evil” whose two children would have one then kill the other.
In Paradise the first 7 years stood for “formation”; the second three for “growth” and the the last 7 years for “perfection”. This can seen as the 21 years in “Time” before Adam and Eve were to enter “Eternity” together at the Transformation of Creation that would have revealed the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth.
The reasons are here are rather clear if we can see why Israel was given the 10 Commandments when he came into the Promised land; so that Israel would be as Adam when he was given the Commandment when he was placed in Paradise; 10 times the Indemnity; but that Balaam dispensed the 3 fold Blessing at his 21 Altars as of 7 altars 3 times in formation at the first 7 altars, growth at the second 7 altars and perfection at the third seven altars is less well known; thus Israel could then receive 7 times the Blessing as well.
The Fall of Eve
SatanicVirgin, SatanicBride, SatanicWife and SatanicMother
Thus I have shown even at this point that the 5 creatures were not of a “three fold” blessing being restored but of something far different; namely the two falls of Eve with the Serpent and then Adam as these acts related to her two conceptions with Adam of their 2 children.
But Rev. Moon writes this In the “Divine Principle”; on page 266; line 4; to wit;
“What then, did Abraham’s symbolic sacrifices, namely, the dove, ram and heifer, symbolize? These three symbolic offerings symbolized the whole universe which was created to be perfected through three stages of growth.
First, the dove symbolized the formation stage. Jesus came as the perfection of the providence in the formation stage, which was represented by the doves. Therefore, when he was baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan, the Spirit of God descended like a dove, alighting on him (Matt. 3:16). On the other hand, Jesus came to restore Abraham’s failure in the offering. Naturally, he had to stand in the position to have restored the dove which was invaded by Satan at that time. Therefore, God showed by the dove that Jesus came as the perfection of the Old Testament providence in the formation stage.
In the next place, the goat or ram symbolizes the growth stage. Jesus came to restore Abraham’s failure in the offering. On the foundation of the Old Testament providence, having restored all things symbolized by the dove, he had also to restore all the things symbolized by the goat or ram, as the one who was to begin the New Testament providence in the growth stage. One day after John the Baptist had witnessed that Jesus was the perfection of the providence in the formation stage symbolized by the dove, he again gave witness to Jesus as the one who was to begin his mission in the growth stage. When he saw Jesus coming toward him, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).
The heifer symbolized perfection. We read in Judges 14:18 that, when Samson put a riddle to the Philistines, they could only answer it by having Samson’s wife tempt him and press him hard for the answer. Then Samson said to them, “If you had not ploughed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.”. In this way, Samson metaphorically called his wife a heifer. Since Jesus came as the bridegroom to all mankind, all the saints until the time of the Second Advent each become a “bride” to Jesus, the bridegroom to come. However, after the wedding feast of the Lamb, when all the saints, as the bride, are united into perfect oneness with the Lord, then all will live in the Heavenly Kingdom of God with Christ as a husband, each not merely as a bride but as a wife. Therefore, we must know that the Completed Testament Age after the Second Advent of the Lord is the age of a heifer–the age of a wife. The heifer thus symbolizes perfection. This is why many spiritually attuned people receive the revelation that today is the age of a cow or heifer.”
.Abraham offered sacrifices with the dove, ram and heifer on the altar, symbolizing the three stages of formation, growth and perfection, in order to fulfill at once, in horizontal terms, the vertical providence which God intended to restore through indemnity through the three generations (seen from the viewpoint of His will): Adam symbolizing formation, Noah symbolizing growth, and Abraham symbolizing perfection. Therefore, this offering symbolically represented God’s will to fulfill the whole providence of restoration at once by restoring through indemnity all the conditions represented by the number “three”, which had been invaded by Satan.”
John said; “This explanation appears to be quite consistent with what is written: but it is all entirely wrong; for the creatures in being divided were to put Abraham and his relations with Sarah and Hagar with his two sons in the specific position of Eve when he created Cain and with Eve when he created Abel: and it was these two conceptions which were to be seperated by seperating Eve in the 4 positions of her Fall. This is the correct interpretation of the Altar of Abraham.
The “she-goat” being seperated represented Hagar or “Egypt” divided as of the first fall of Eve with the Serpent removed from the second fall of Eve with Adam. In this “seperation” the fallen physical relationship Hagar had with the man to whom she lost her virginity stood for Eve’s fall with the Serpent divided from her restored physical relationship with Abram when he gave her Ishmael.”
Thus Hagar represented Eve restored in Paradise by having all her relations with men thus symbolically seperated from the one which she had with Abram. This would have destroyed Ishmael’s “link” with Cain as the murderer of his brother Abel as being the reason Ishmael as the Elder brother was jealous and hated his Younger brother; the root of this problem to be solved going back to the the Archangel being jealous of Adam. This was also noticed by Joseph Smith of the Mormons in his testimony of the Archangel being like Adam’s elder brother; this emotional fact being absolutely true in the psychological sense.
John said: “First of all the she-goat being seperated represented the seperate left half as the fall of Eve with the Serpent or discarnate Shadow of the Archangel and the seperate right half as the fall of Eve with Adam. At the first fall with the Serpent we have Eve in the position of “the satanic virgin”; virgin physically but not spiritually. At the second fall we have “the satanic bride”; having tempted Adam Eve was the satanic bride because she had come to Adam in the position of the Serpent or the angel of the devil; thus she came to Adam as the angel of Death.
Dividing the she-goat then meant one thing only: seperating the body of the she-goat meant that Eve had been seperated from the fall with the archangel as of one thing from the fall with Adam as the other; this meant that the body Eve had formed with the serpent was seperated from the body she had formed with Adam.
This should cast some light on the fact that the heifer represented Eve with Adam after they were both cast out of Paradise. Thus the relationship Abram had with Hagar that produced Ishmael was then entirely of Eve in Paradise; but without the fall with the Serpent, the fall with Adam would not have happened; thus they would not have been cast out of Paradise. It was thus Abraham’s relationship with Sarai meant that Eve as the “satanic wife” cast out of Paradise could be seperated from the “satanic mother” who produced the fraticidal brothers as “the satanic mother of all living in the shadow of death”.
“Judge not according to the appearence: but judge righteous judgement”
The heifer being seperated represented the seperate left half as the conception of Cain with Adam by Eve and the seperate right half as the conception of Abel with Adam by Eve.
John said; “Because the first conception of Eve with Adam when they had been cast out was the act done in the position of the first fall with the serpent this first conception was of Eve in the position of the “satanic wife”; now no virgin physically but unfortunately not a virgin spiritually; thus corrupt. Thus the child produced in this union was a Murderer.”
At the second conception of Eve with Adam when they had been cast out this second act represented Eve in the position of the second fall with Adam; thus this second conception was of Eve in the position of the “satanic mother”: giving birth to a child who was to be killed by the first child. This child was thus a Victim.
Seperating the heifer meant seperating the conception of Cain from the conception of Abel; thus on the basis of the she-goat being seperated this meant that the mother was no longer “satanic”; as the satanic wife had been seperated from the satanic bride by seperating Eve into two women: Hagar and Sarah.
Had he divided the dove and the pigeon it would then have been as if Sarah represented the Promised Land and Zion itself of Paradise even as Haggar’s did the great city of Egypt and the House of Bondage it represented as a nation.
The heifer in two represented Sarai and Sarah; just as the ram being seperated represented Abram as the left half or the “fallen” Adam with Eve after her relation with the serpent and the right half with Abraham as the now “unfallen” Adam with an “restored Eve” who had not had relations with the serpent: namely Pharoah whom Sarai was able to resist; thus restoring the position of Eve; as Abraham did that of Adam by rescuing her from Pharoah who was in the position of Satan.
John added; “That the pigeon represented Ishmael as being in Cain’s position and the dove Issac as being in Abel’s now can be seen in it’s true light: something of which Mr. Moon did not know and thus could not share with the Unification Church because of this tragic failure at restoring the Sacrifice at the Altar in his book. Abraham’s relations with these two women represented two covenants; one with Hagar or Egypt was that of Bondage; that of Sarah or Israel was that of Freedom; as it is written: where the Spirit of the Lord is; there is freedom.”
Hagar is Sinai; and Egypt. Sarah is Zion: and heavenly Jerusalem; and Paradise.
Abraham in rescuing Sarah thus represented Adam fulfilling the Original Design of Providence; and this is why Rev. Moon’s subsequent mistakes in the nature of what happened at the Altar have proved so detrimental in his later analysis of Jesus and John; the symbolic dove and pigeon of the Altar in the positions of Issac and Ishmael which Rev. Moon overlooked by never seeing what the division of “the ram of the Altar” which represented Abraham into the 2 halves which represented his seperation as of “Abram” with Hagar from “Abraham” with Sarah.
But Reverend Moon put this explanation of what the sacrifice meant in these terms; on page 267; line 15; to wit,
“What, then, do the three kinds of offerings restore through indemnity? Abraham, through his symbolic offerings, had to set up the symbolic condition of indemnity enabling him to restore through indemnity all the things previously left in Satan’s hand, due to the failures of the restoration through indemnity by the symbolic sacrifices and the substantial offerings of Adam’s and Noah’s families. Therefore, the symbolic offering of Abraham was to restore at once, horizontally, through the three kinds of offerings, the symbolic condition of indemnity of the vertical providence through the three generations of Adam, Noah and Abraham.”
Unfortunately what happened at the Altar had nothing to do with the number 3; rather it had to do with the “5” pieces on the “left side” being divided fromt the “5” on the “right side”; thus draining the blood of all the relationships in their respective positions by which the dominion had beeen reversed and the Original Sin placed in our blood relationship with the Serpent as the Angel of the Devil at the Fall. This Rev. Moon does make mention of later; which I do explore.
Yet it is the fact that this error of John the Baptists’ is later seen in Rev. Moon’s ownbelief that Abraham’s position was not seperated that was also the accusation John the Baptist held in his heart as the “beam” in his eye that stopped him from reaching the spirit and power of Elijah that comes only with attaining the Seal. John, like Rev. Moon, ( who is John’s reincarnation ) believed Zacharias had impregnated Mary; which poisoned their relationship from the beginning as this was entirely false.
- Jehovah of hosts for a crown of glory
In truth it was the reason that Jesus and John the Baptist never bonded; but that Jesus and John the Beloved did; John the Beloved being like Elisha in relation to John the Baptist; as the Beloved knew from Lord Jesus that Mary had conceived the Lamb with the heavenly seed of Jehovah as that of the Celestial Dove and Elisabeth with the earthly seed Zacharias as of the Terrestrial Pigeon.
Rev. Moon has both of them born of the seed of one man: Zacharias; which is wrong; but I will approach that error later; suffice to look further at Rev. Moon’s statements as they relate to the Altar of Abraham.
Let us look at Rev. Moon’s explanation in the “Divine Principle” at page 268; line 7; to wit,
“We must know in what manner Abraham offered the symbolic sacrifice. We read (Gen. 15:10-13) that Abraham cut the offerings in two and laid each half over against the other, but he did not cut the doves in two. Birds of prey came down upon the carcasses and Abraham drove them away. God appeared to Abraham that evening at sunset and said to him:
“Know of a surety that your descendants will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and will be slaves there, and they will be oppressed for four hundred years…” (Gen. 15:13)
The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses because Abraham did not cut the doves in two. This caused the Israelites to suffer 400 years of slavery in Egypt.
Why was it such a sin not to cut the dove? This question has remained unsolved until today, and can be elucidated only through the Principle. Let us first study the reason for cutting the sacrifices. The purpose of the providence of salvation is to restore the sovereignty of goodness by separating good and evil, by destroying evil and exalting goodness. Therefore, when God required sacrifices to be offered after having separated Adam into Cain and Abel; and when He smote the evil to exalt the good through the flood judgment in Noah’s days, His purpose was, without exception, to restore the sovereignty of goodness. Consequently, God intended to carry out the symbolic performances of separating good and evil, which He failed to fulfill through Adam and Noah, by having Abraham offer the sacrifices cut in two.
The act of cutting the sacrifices in two was, first, to restore the separated position of Cain and Abel in Adam’s family, in order to separate Adam, the origin of good and evil, into two parts representing good and evil, respectively. Second, it was to restore the position of Noah, having separated good and evil through the 40-day flood. Third, it was to set up the symbolic condition to separate the world of good sovereignty from the world under the dominion of Satan. Fourth, it was to set up the condition of consecration by draining away the blood of death that had come through the illicit blood relationship.”
Rev. Moon here calls the two birds “doves” but only one was the dove; the one upon the Altar who foreshadowed the Messiah; whose miraculous heavenly conception with the Holy Spirit of Jehovah by Mary would produce Jesus the Bridegroom that was to come forth in the position of Issac.
Yet it is absolutely true that the Altar represented where the two sovereignties were to be seperated; but the actual divisions as to what they represented as presented by Rev. Moon are incorrect; due to the fact that Eve’s fall is not presented in it’s entirety in his book “Divine Principle”.
Yet Rev. Moon’s knowledge that the draining of the blood represented the essential truth of what the purpose of the Altar was show how close his understanding really is: he only lacked the actual explanation of what the “daughter; sister, woman and goddess” represented with “virgin, bride, wife and mother”; as they relate to Hagar and Sarah.
That the ram represented Abraham as divided into his relation with Hagar as “Abram” and then his relation with Sarah as “Abraham” should be clear in retrospect; much clearer than Rev. Moon’s insistence that it represented the number “3.
In the “restoring of all things” that John as Elijah was to have done as the Priest as of Aaron or God’s “holy one” was especially vital since Zacharias who was John’s father was of the “lineage” or “course of Aaron”.
Thus with John restoring Aaron the elder sibling of Moses with the younger Jesus as restoring the position of the younger sibling of Aaron we would have had the “holy one” before the Face of the holy One; a “doubling” of the effect by which John and Jesus could have conquered the entire world. Here the the scale would have been in Victory as with Jesus as Jehovah of Hosts: as the King restored or “Salvation”, with John as the Messenger of Jehovah of Hosts as the High Priest restored or “the Horn of Salvation”.
And lastly we have Rev. Moon’s words at page 269 at line 9; to wit;
“Why, then, was it such a sin not to cut the sacrifice in two?
First, it was analogous to not separating Cain and Abel; so, as a result, there was no Abel-type object for God to take. Therefore, the sacrifice was unacceptable to God, and the failure in the sacrifice of Cain and Abel was not restored.
Second, it represented not having separated good and evil at the time of the flood judgment in the providence of restoration centering on Noah; as a result, there was no object of goodness which God could take and upon which He could work His providence. Therefore, it resulted in having taken the position of failure, just as the flood judgment failed.
Third, it failed to set up the symbolic condition of separating the world of good sovereignty from the world under the dominion of Satan in order for God to take it.
In the fourth place, the sacrifice was not consecrated because the blood of death was not drained, and it could not be a sacred thing for God to take and work His providence upon. In this manner, Abraham’s offering the sacrifices without having cut the dove in two resulted in offering Satan’s possession, as it were, and so the offering ended in the assertion that the offering was Satan’s possession.
Thus, the dove, which was the offering symbolizing the formation stage, remained in Satan’s possession. The ram and heifer, symbolizing growth and perfection, which were to be established on the foundation of formation, were then invaded by Satan. Consequently, the whole symbolic offering ended up under Satan, and the act of not having cut the dove in two became a sin.”
That the dove never represented the formation stage; nor did the ram and heifer represent growth and perfection should be clear at this point; for in showing that these divisions represented the memmbers of Abraham’s own family including himself should now obvious to all.
In not seperating the two birds it was then that the “seed” of Abram that had gone into Hagar was not seperated in it’s relationship with what it symbolically represented on the Altar as Eve’s fall with Adam in Paradise; then substantially now as of Abram with Hagar; as a daughter of Isis herself. Thus Abram’s seed were later as Israel to go “into Egypt” as the captivity Adam’s seed had in the body of Hagar unrestored at the Sacrifice.
Yet Rev. Moon’s knowledge that the draining of the blood represented the essential truth of what the purpose of the Altar was show how close his understanding really is: he only lacked the actual explanation of what the “daughter/virgin; sister/bride, woman/wife and goddess/mother” being seperated actually represented as they relate to Hagar and Sarah.
It was as Eve being restored which Abraham entering Sarah’s body as the “Promised Land” that was symbolically Paradise itself that would later produce Issac in the position of the Original Child Adam and Eve were to have had.
That the ram in 2 halves represented Abraham as divided into his relation with Hagar as “Abram” and then his relation with Sarah as “Abraham” should be clear in retrospect; much clearer than Rev. Moon’s insistence that it represented the number “3”; in truth it represented the 4 limbs of one family as 2 parents and 2 children.
This was once again done on the same pattern with the 2 families of John and Jesus; which Rev. Moon believes is that of Zacharias being both the father of John and Jesus as well; an error which continues to cost him and his family dearly.
Yet it was Abraham with Issac at the second Altar that restored the 2 birds who had not been seperated physically by seperating them spiritually; for Issac died before he reached the Altar; and Abraham died when God told him to do it.
Both passed through death together as Rev. Moon notes; thus both were one on the basis of Issac not resisting his father as if he were God Himself; and by doing that Issac saved Abraham; as Issac overcoming the fear of Death with the Fear of God then represented the “Light” God had divided from darkness long before which He then called “the Day”.
Thus it was that the pigeon foreshadowed the miraculous earthly conception of Zacharias with Elisabeth that later produced John the friend of the Bridegroom in the position of Ishmael. Jesus as the Bridegroom therefore had his own brother who was to have brought him the Bride; not “Eliezar”. This would have truly restored all things.
This was done so that Jesus as the Younger and John as Elder could then heal the division which had existed in Abraham’s heart over his two sundered children.