Metaphorical Reference to the Star of David begins at the Very First Sentence of the Bible

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A Brief Examination of ‘Root and Branch’ Star of David Cross-References for Revelation 22:16

I, Jesus…am the Root and Branch of David, the bright, Morning Star.

– Book of Revelation 22:16


‘Root and Branch’ Cross-References for Revelation 22:16
– (Isaiah 11:1) A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his ROOTS a BRANCH will bear fruit.
– (Romans 15:12) And again, Isaiah says, ‘The ROOT of Jesse will spring UP, one who will ARISE to rule OVER the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.’
– (Revelation 5:5) Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the ROOT of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.’
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The official cross-references listed for Revelation 22:16 include a specific Old Testament prophecy from the Book of Isaiah which reads: ‘A shoot will come UP from the stump of Jesse, from his Roots, a Branch will bear fruit.’ Because of its blatant use of the ‘Root and Branch’ metaphor, this passage alone should be proof enough that the word ‘Branch’ may indeed be synonymous with the more common term ‘Offspring’ used in most English Biblical translations of Revelation 22:16- ‘I, Jesus…am the Root and Offspring of David.’
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ROOT/BRANCH OLD TESTAMENT: A shoot will come UP from the stump of Jesse; from his Roots, a Branch will bear fruit. (Isaiah 11:1)
ROOT/BRANCH NEW TESTAMENT: And again, Isaiah says, ‘The Root of Jesse will spring UP, one who will arise to rule OVER the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.’ (Romans 15:12)
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Not only that, but it also seems that St. Paul himself makes reference this same passage from Isaiah in his New Testament Letter to the Romans, where he mentions both the Root (Downward Triangle) and how it shall also metaphorically ‘spring UP’ (Upward Triangle) in a prediction concerning ‘one who will ARISE to rule OVER the nations’.


Clearly, Paul’s use of language can be seen as a blatant display of the Biblical tradition- ‘As Above, so Below’, or in this particular case where the Root is mentioned first- ‘As Below (Root) so Above (Branch)’. The metaphorical understanding to these two Biblical cross-references (Isaiah 11:1 and Romans 15:12) may be seen as follows:

OLD TESTAMENT: A shoot will come UP…From his Roots, a Branch will bear fruit. (Isaiah 11:1)
NEW TESTAMENT: The Root of Jesse will spring UP…who will ARISE to rule OVER the nations. (Romans 15:12)
SYMBOLIC INTERPRETATION: A Downward Triangle shall bring forth an additional Upward Triangle, just as a living tree Root Below will inevitably result in the growth of a new Branch Above. For just as the Star of David requires the presence of both Triangles to become a Star, so too a living tree needs both Roots and Branches simultaneously in order to grow and prosper.

DOWNWARD TRIANGLE: Stump of Jesse, His Roots (Isaiah), Root of Jesse (Romans)
UPWARD TRIANGLE: A shoot will come UP, a Branch will bear fruit (Isaiah), will spring UP, will ARISE to rule OVER the nations (Romans)
BOTH TRIANGLES: The metaphorical family lineage (or family tree as it were) that both the Prophet Isaiah and the Christian Disciple Saint Paul are clearly referring to without ever actually using the word ‘Tree’. With this in mind, the most appropriate symbol for a tree would not only include the Upward Triangle, but would also need the Downward Triangle in order to symbolically represent the underground root system which supports the tree and prevents it from falling over.

THE FINAL EQUATION
GEOMETRY: Downward Triangle + Upward Triangle = Both Triangles Together
TRADITION: Root of David + Branch of David = Star of David
REVELATION: ‘am the Root’ + ‘and Branch of David’ = ‘the bright, Morning Star’

The Complete ‘Root and Branch’ List of Bible References

 
I Jesus have sent mine Angel to testify unto you these things in the Churches. I am the Root and the Branch (offspring) of David, the bright, Morning Star.

– Revelation 22:16

>— The Complete ‘Root and Branch’ List of Bible References —<
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His Roots are dried Below, and his Branch is cut off Above.

– Job 18:16

My Roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my Branches.

– Job 29:19

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch from his Roots will bear fruit.

– Isaiah 11:1

And it sprung up and grew into a spreading vine of low stature, and the Branches thereof looked towards him, and the Roots thereof were under him. So it became a vine, and grew into Branches, and shot forth sprigs.

– Ezekiel 17:6

And there was another large eagle, with great wings, and many feathers, and behold this vine, bending as it were her Roots towards him, stretched forth her Branches to him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.

– Ezekiel 17:7

Say thou: Thus saith the Lord God: Shall it prosper then? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and strip off its fruit, and dry up all the branches it hath shot forth, and make it wither: and this without a strong arm, or many people, to pluck it up by the root?

– Ezekiel 17:9

How beautiful the tree was- So tall, with such long Branches. Its Roots reached down to the deep-flowing streams.

– Ezekiel 31:7

And if they flourish in Branches for a time, yet standing not fast, they shall be shaken with the wind, and through the force of winds they shall be Rooted out.

– Wisdom 4:4

Out of a Branch of her Roots shall one stand up in his place, who shall come with an army and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them and shall prevail.

– Daniel 11:7

To fear the Lord is the Root of Wisdom; her Branches are long life.

– Sirach 1:20

The Root of wisdom is to fear the LORD and the Branches thereof are longlived.

– Sirach 1:25

Her children shall not take Root, and her Branches shall bring forth no fruit.

– Sirach 23:35

The Offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many Branches, and make a noise as unclean Roots upon the top of a rock.

– Sirach 40:15

‘For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,’ says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither Root nor Branch.”

– Malachi 4:1

If the part of the dough offered as firstfharvest is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the Root is holy, so are the Branches.

– Romans 11:16

If some of the Branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive Root.

– Romans 11:17

Do not consider yourself to be superior to those other Branches. If you do, consider this- You do not support the Root, but the Root supports you.

– Romans 11:18

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The Wickedness of the Swastika

The swastika was not widely utilized by followers of the Abrahamic religions. Where it does exist, it is not portrayed as an explicitly religious symbol.

– Swastika, Wikipedia

The two swastikas, also commonly referred to as broken, or crooked, crosses are in a moral sense, the epitome of wickedness and evil. Some might claim that the swastikas are symbolic of nature itself, given the fact that water drains one way in the North and the opposite way in the South, or that tornadoes and hurricanes resemble them in their destructive activity. This is all true, but in the moral dimension, in the acts and practices of mankind, the swastikas are best seen as representing the forces which are actively opposed to the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Bible. This can best be visualized in the following manner:

 
Forces of

Creation

          swastikart2gifLEFT.gif image by Judas999
File:Crossed circle.svg

swastikalft2gifRIGHT.gif image by Judas999

 Direction Counter-Clockwise
Standard Clock
Clockwise
 Orientation The West
 The Center
The East
 Gravitation The Right
 The Middle
The Left
 Planet The Moon
 The Earth
 The Sun

This simple chart is a form of Judeo-Christian truth containing multiple layers of facts and traditions which combine to form a comprehensive truth that will inevitably be understood by everyone. For starters, here are few basic factual cornerstones which provide ample proof concerning the standard truth shown

 

– In nature, the Sun (man’s Left hand) rises in the East travels across the sky and sets in the West to be replaced by the Moon (man’s Right hand).
– The Left hand of Man is symbolized by the Sun because Judeo-Christian practices and traditions are the future, and they have been founded upon the civilized use of the left hand to clean the butt after defecation. This proves mankind more than capable of progressing, advancing, and perhaps even evolving well beyond their animal roots.
– The backwards (counterclockwise) nature of mankind’s Right hand is perfectly symbolized by the swastika twisted to the left, a sign of pure evil. God’s original plan for man to never kill or eat any animal has yet to be fulfilled and was a direct commandment of God even before the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:27-31).
– The Northern Hemisphere has always been considered up, not down, to be above and not below, superior, not inferior. Just as nearly everyone is Right-handed, tellingly symbolized by the Swastika twisted to Left, literally all water located North of the equator usually always drains down to the Left. The opposite is true in the Southern Hemisphere.
– Mankind’s RIght hand (the Moon) eats and drinks the dead material of plants and animals, while his Left hand (the Sun) assists in leaving behind feces, that which will someday become soil where more life can take root, grow, and prosper. This is much like how death traditionally symbolized by the moon (man’s Right hand) feeds on life, especially through aging and disease, just as the sun (man’s Left hand) provides life and continually gives away its heat and light without ever stopping.
– Mankind’s Right hand was created by God to do good, but throughout history he has done evil instead.
– The brutality and insanity exhibited by the Nazis, whose flag featured a swastika twisted to the Left, clearly shows that extremist, fanatical politics (perfectly represented by the two sick and twisted swastikas) are inherent enemies of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Tragically, the pride and arrogance of some anti-Christian thinkers continues, most especially those who deliberately reject obvious, age-old Judeo-Christian truths as being incompatible with their neo-Pagan outlook. At the same time, their blatantly crooked patterns of thought also appear more than willing to accept evil, perversion, hypocrisy, corruption, nepotism, and crime as the normal state of reality both in this world and the next. The simple, basic symbolic view of reality as shown above stands in clear opposition to their modern, relativistic viewpoint, just as the Bible clearly describes their crooked thinking, which has not changed for thousands of years.

Better is the poor man walking in his simplicity, than the rich in crooked ways. (Proverbs 28:6)

He who loves transgression loves strife. He who raises his door seeks destruction. He who has a crooked mind finds no good, and he who is perverted in his language falls into evil. (Proverbs 17:19-21)

Her feet go down to death, her steps lead straight to the grave. She gives no thought to the way of life, her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. (Proverbs 5:5-7)

Discretion will guard you. Understanding will watch over you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things, from those who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness; who delight in doing evil and rejoice in the perversity of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.  (Proverbs 2:11-15)

Both swastikas turn away from the central cross to clearly indicate their deliberate turning away from obedience and practices of the Judeo-Christian laws of God. Thus, the overall understanding that the Judeo-Christian age-old dislike and animosity towards both symbols provides a clear foundation for the simple moderate truth of the Bible and the natural wisdom of the Cross to prevail. There is a also a solution to the problem of man’s crooked ways and paths which is clearly described throughout the Bible. The instructions to mankind are quite explicit and that is to never turn aside to the left hand or to the right hand, thus resulting in the crooked swastika. Here are the pertinent BIblical passages:

Do not turn to the right hand nor to the left, Remove your foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:27)

And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left. (2 Kings 22:2)

You will be careful to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you, you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.  (Deuteronomy 5:32)

According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do. Thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall show thee to the right hand nor to the left. (Deuteronomy 17:11)

(So) that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel.  (Deuteronomy 17:20)

Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them. (Deuteronomy 28:14)

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you, do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.  (Joshua 1:7)

Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right hand or to the left. (Joshua 23:6)

As shown in the chart above, the Christian Cross, symbolizing the entire Biblical tradition, stands in direct opposition to the two swastikas and their multiple layers of wickedness and disobedience. For the Judeo-Christian believer, God’s Left and Right Hands are utilized for mercy to soften justice, for fairness to balance exceptionalism, and for understanding to oppose efficiency. while obedience to His commandments helps to save people from the consequences of their own crooked ways and paths. In sum, both the swastikas represent a deliberate turning away from the truth of the Cross, and the truth about God the Father. The LORD God of the Bible desires that no-one lose their way forward by turning aside to the left or the right, both of which are step backwards and away from the goodness and light of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

The Cornerstone, Part IV. The Morning Star is the Star of David


The Stone which the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone.
By the LORD this has been done and it is wonderful in our eyes.

– Psalms 118:22-23

Part IV. The Morning Star is the Star of David

The Bible
Revelation 22:16
I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things in the churches. I am the Root…
…and the Offspring of David…
…the Bright, Morning Star.
The Bible
Revelation 2:28
They will have the same authority I received from…
my Father, and I will also give them…
…the morning star!
The Bible
2 Peter 1:19
You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place...

…until the Day dawns and the…
…light of the morning star shines in your hearts.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

The Cornerstone, Part II. Up and Down the Bible

The Stone which the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone.
By the LORD this has been done and it is wonderful in our eyes.

– Psalms 118:22-23

Part II. Up and Down the Bible

Bible
Isaiah 14:13-15


You [Lucifer] said in your heart: “I will scale the heavens, above the stars of God I will set up my throne; I will take my seat on the Mount of Assembly, in the recesses of the North. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will be like the Most High!” 



…Yet down to the nether world you go, to the recesses of the pit

Bible
Isaiah 57:7-9

Upon a high and lofty mountain you made your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifice. Behind the door and the doorpost you placed your indecent symbol. Deserting me, you spread out your high, wide bed, and of those whose embraces you love you carved the symbol and gazed upon it…


…While you sent your ambassadors far away, down even to the nether world.

 

Bible
Jeremiah 51:25-26


Beware! I am against you, destroying mountain, destroyer of the entire earth, says the LORD; I will stretch forth my hand against you…



…roll you down over the cliffs, and make you a burnt mountain. They will not take from you a cornerstone, or a foundation stone, ruins forever shall you be, says the LORD.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.