High Clouds and Tall Trees

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  1. I really am not trying to be insensitive…but, you shot this on 9/11. Would that be your tribute to another set of Twin Towers?

  2. The World Trade center is a symbol of the econony. In the same way the Tree that grew tall and strong in the Book of Daniel 4:20 –

    A Tall Tree is a metaphor for a Skyscraper

    20 ” ” The tree that you beheld, that grew great and became strong and the height of which finally reached the heavens and which was visible to all the earth, 21 and the foliage of which was fair, and the fruit of which was abundant, and on which there was food for all; under which the beasts of the field would dwell, and on the boughs of which the birds of the heavens would reside, 22

    Clearly the tree is a symbol of the economy in the same way the twin towers were a symbol of the economy. When the tree fell so did the economy.

    The Tree that King Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream was the World Trade Center. Nebuchadnezzar and Saddam are the same KIng in Iraq. When the tree was cut down Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom fell in the same way when the twin towns came down Saddams empire fell.

    Daniel 4:20 “finally reached the heavens and which was visible to all the earth,”
    Everyone on the face of the earth saw the towers on TV when the planes flew into the World Trade Center. It was visible to all the earth.

    The story about Neb and Saddam are exactly the same right down to where both Kings sons are killed in the end. The writting was on the wall. Daniel 5:25

    This is one of the greatest prophesys in the Bible. The Book of Daniel was writen well over 2000 years ago and now came true.

    About the brilliant picture you took above. Yes, I do see the twin towers.

    1. Interesting. How to respond…

      The funny thing about metaphor is how entirely subjective it is. Considering that I am in the business of cutting down trees, Im not sure how I fit into this so-called metaphor and prophesy. Ive always considered my work as doing good for the forest and especially future generations – we manage forests for resources now and tomorrow. When a tree falls another grows. That is how I see it.

      Perhaps one can find truths in ancient writings in the events of today. However, I fail to see the connection between the Twin Towers and Iraq, other that the metaphor you speak of which is all about violence and war. Saddam’s so-called empire was entirely built by the economy represented by the twin towers. Then, the very people who got him there destroyed him and his sons. Is that the kind of justice I should look foreword to as more biblical prophesy is realized?

      Its sad to me that our world has so much hatred and pain. Perhaps these ancient texts are leading us to this reality. This is why I prefer literature that does not incite violence, like all the religious texts do.

      Gald you liked the picture ~ Cheers

  3. The Bible is full of similar stories. I only studied a few similar stories in the Old Testament. The other stories are in the very beginning of the OT in Genesis. I have a picture in my Book of Nebuchadnezzar’s palace in Iraq. Suddam Hussein built his palace right on top of the ruins of Nebuchadnezzar’s palace in the picture The ruins are on top of a hill next to a river.

    1. Both Kings lived in Iraq

    Saddam Hussein is a representative for Nebuchadnezzar in the Book of Daniel. Saddam and Nebuchadnezzar are archetypes. They are both similar stories. In a number of ways they can be viewed as exactly the same story. When the Tree (Twin Towers) fell so does their empires.

    Nebuchadnezzar’s Palace: In 1982, Saddam’s workers began reconstructing Babylon’s most
    imposing building, the 600-room palace of King Nebuchadnezzar II. Archaeologists were
    horrified. Many said that to rebuild on top of ancient artifacts does not preserve history,
    but disfigures it. The original bricks, which rise two or three feet from the ground, bear
    ancient inscriptions praising Nebuchadnezzar. Above these, Saddam Hussein’s workers laid
    more than 60-million sand-colored bricks inscribed with the words, “In the era of Saddam
    Hussein, protector of Iraq, who rebuilt civilization and rebuilt Babylon.” The new bricks
    began to crack after only ten years.

  4. You wrote: “When a tree falls another grows. That is how I see it. ”

    Another similar story is;

    After the Twin Towers fell, years later a new skyscaper was built in it’s place.

  5. 3. Chop the tree down, but leave the foundation.

    Daniel 4: 23 “’And because the king beheld a watcher, even a holy one, coming down from
    the heavens, who was also saying; “Chop the tree down, and RUIN it. However, LEAVE its
    rootstock itself in earth, but with a banding of iron and of copper, among the grass of
    the field, and with the dew of the heavens let it become wet, and with the beasts of the
    field let its portion be until seven times themselves pass over it.

    When the Twin Towers fell so did the DOW and the economy. Shortly after the towers fell so did Saddam’s kingdom. The remaining structure was removed down to its foundation. The tower foundation is similar to the rootstock of the tree. The clean up took approx. 8 months. Date of ceremony marking end of the clean-up of the Twin Towers was: May 30, 2002. ( Note there were 7 buildings in the WTC. And the remaining foundation was banded with steel rebar.)

  6. That passage you cite, 4:23 is interesting. This really shows how religious dogma improved peoples lives in the ancient world. Although they did not understand why, or that is they assumed God was responsible for the observations made over generations, they figured out some primary basics of plant succession.

    First they are instructed to cut the trees down and place metal bands on the trees. This will effectively prevent them from re-sprouting. Converting forest land to agriculture is one of the first things modern humans did to increase food production, especially for grazing animals. However grazing a plot of forest land was highly erosive, and over time soil productivity was lost. As such the grass would loose nutrient content, and famine would ensue. So after a seven seasons, it is advised to move to a new plot of land and allow the grazed area to be retaken by what ever vegetation would grow. Unfortunately in the fertile crescent described in the Bible, most of the land did not recover and the toll of thousands of years of human exploitation led to massive desertification – probably some of the first human caused climate change.

  7. Daniel 4:23 ends, “and with the beasts of the fields let its portion be until seven times themselves pass over it. ”

    I did have trouble interpreting this part of the scripture. 7 times themselves did not match up with anything that happened after 911. You see this as seven seasons of planting, which I think is a possible interpretation. Leave the land alone so it can heal on it’s own.

    However I now see something I didn’t see before, which is “Beasts of the Fields”. These are the exact same words that God uses in describing the Serpent in the Book of Genesis, in the story about Adam and Eve, There I find the other Tree that grows in the middle of the garden of Eden. I am going to see if I can find the exact verse. I think it is in Chapter 2 of Genesis right after the creation of Adam, then Eve. Then In comes the talking snake.

    Here it is: Genesis 3 – Now the Serpent proved to be the most cautious of all of the wild beasts of the field that God had made.

    I didn’t see this before but I now think the beasts of the field in this one verse referrers to Satan.

    Whats in the Bible is a times difficult to interpret.

    I do have the rest of the story about Neb and Saddam worked out.

    Thanks for your help

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