Ch. 25: “ON A TRAIN BOUND FOR NOWHERE” CONTINUED: “TIKAL: Return O Promised One”

By admin On December 8th, 2012

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Well, our “train bound for no-where” delivered us to the door-step of the little tropical paradise of Belize. 

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And up to this point in time, my “Vacation From (In) Hell” was going, so-far, about as enjoyable as perhaps… say… for instance, A SWIM IN THE LAKE OF FIRE!!!

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…All the various tormenting experiences I suffered through here in Guatemala/Belize:

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The tour of Antiqua (the insane noises),

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…or, the “Right-Turn Only” phenomenon. .

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…or the “Lost Isle of Hot Thunderbolts”.

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…or the “Fantasy Island” accusation of me murdering Mother Mary!

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Etc…etc…

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But why was all this happening?

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I had absolutely no explanation, except for the constantly changing stories which my unseen spirit “companion” was telling me!

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Tourist train at Alto Mire Olga by Nils Oberg – cropped image – wikipedia – share alike license

The Scream of Nature – by E. Munch – Wikipedia – public domain by edvard munch c.1893

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WHY THE CHANGE?

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And here’s another question:  “Why did the spirit change his explanation of ‘Eternal Torment in Hell’ to ‘Re-Incarnation’?”

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I was getting assaulted by these spiritual “Fiery Arrows”!

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And besides being agonizing beyond belief, it was confusing, to say the least! It was like being taken up in a “Whirlwind” a “Hellish Cyclone”!

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But it wasn’t a cyclone of my own imagination! Oh no! This all became so real, because of the manifestation of these spiritual powers, which were in full control of this cyclonic tempest which I was now caught up in!

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – Inspired by Tornado-Over-Kansas by John Curry

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CHAPTER 25:

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“ON A TRAIN BOUND FOR NOWHERE” CONTINUED:

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TIKAL…

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”RETURN O PROMISED ONE!” 

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THE ROLLER-COASTER RIDE TO HELL-AND-BACK!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Watch_out_for_the_Wasps%5E_-_NARA_-_534615.jpgWe continued on our journey toward the Tikal ruins. But Becky had set up another side-adventure. This little excursion began when we climbed into a long narrow boat. Our guide was taking us to… somewhere.

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But, instead of enjoying this boat-ride, I was so http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgpreoccupied with the spirit, I really didn’t know or even care where I was going! Either I was Jesus, or I was Hitler. Hitler or Jesus! Jesus or Hitler! These were his on-going assertions and assaults whirling about in my head like a Midwest tornado!

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And so, as our guide took us up and down the channel of some river, the spirit was taking me up and down on a spiritual roller-coaster ride, to Hell and back!

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Adolph Hitler – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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THE IMPENETRABLE FORTRESS

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But though I was being plagued by the spirit, I was still aware enough to remember riding in this boat (actually a very long and wide motorized canoe) along the banks of a jungle. And I do remember that we came to the ruins of an old fortress which was built at a point of an entrance to the ocean.

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As I remember, we got out and walked around this fortress. Or maybe we didn’t. But nevertheless, this great stone-and-mortar citadel had probably stood silent for centuries. There was no town nor even any sign of human life anywhere.

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This strong fortress, no doubt, protected a people from their enemies. Well, it looked like it did, for maybe centuries! But now it stood as silent as the stones it was built with!

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Yes, these individuals conquered every enemy but one: “Father Time”. Oh yes, Father Time had won the final battle.

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He always does, you know!

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Fortress – Belize – Wikipedia

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THE ‘PROMISED ONE’ FINALLY ARRIVES…

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WHOOPS! JUST A MILLENNIUM TOO LATE! 

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My memory at this point is a little fuzzy. I’m just going to have to assume that we took a bus toward Tikal. And I recall that Belize was like what I expected Guatemala to be: thick tropical jungle!

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And so, eventually we finally arrived at Tikal. Again, it was like a jungle. And very beautiful! We rented a sleeping bungalow at the park. It was really nice, with a thatched roof and open-air style, but with bug screens. It was really a very well run park. All the grass and shrubs were nicely trimmed. All the accommodations well-cared-for. 

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The next morning, after eating a big buffet breakfast with all sorts of fresh fruit and granola and pastries, we went for a tour of the ruins. Not a guided tour: just our own personal walking-tour (I was never the type to want to be in a structured setting).

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There were beautiful and colorful tropical birds in the trees. There were little monkeys in the trees too.

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Walking along the big wide pathway, we came upon the ruins. This was definitely a Jesus day. It was not a Hitler day. And the spirit was really laying it on thick...

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“Oh Chuck, these people built all these temples for you. You were the long-awaited One!”

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As I walked along, trying to see all these grand structures, the spirit was now in high gear, plaguing me with comments, questions, assertions, and things I couldn’t combat nor resist! He was really talking up a storm on this particular day! But as I said, it was mostly benign conversation at this moment, even though it was driving me crazy.

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Chuck attempts to reach out to shy monkey at Tikal

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THE MAYAN RUINS

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These temples had been mostly buried for many centuries, partly by dirt, partly by shrubs and trees, but mostly by that ultimate bury-er, “Father Time”.

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But somebody finally discovered them in the mid-nineteenth century, and they were uncovered and eventually made into this incredible park in the mid-twentieth century!

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These Mayan ruins have enough to see that really makes it an awesome sight for any tourist! I only wish I could have seen it under different circumstances!

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Tikal Plaza And North Acropolis – by Bjorn Christian Torrissen for wikipedia – GNU license

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THE “PROMISED ONE” CLIMBS JAGUAR TEMPLE…

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In the main plaza, was a courtyard, surrounded with various temples. But the main temple seemed to be the Jaguar Temple, towering above all the rest. I decided to climb the steps of this temple.

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So I did.

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As I ascended up these ancient temple steps, the spirit was telling me that these ancient Mayans built this temple, in hopes that, some day, the long-awaited Messiah would come here. And me, being “Jesus”, was the fulfillment of their prophetic hopes (of course, I was obviously late in arriving, by a millennium or so! “Oops! Sorry guys!”)

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I finally reached the top. I stood there on high, gazing out across this very grand and impressive temple complex, the spirit telling me, no, SCHMOOZING me, perhaps, something like this:“Oh Chuck! Oh Jesus! This is such a long-awaited moment! You…Jesus Christ, have returned! I think I’m gonna cry! I’m getting all choked up! Somebody give me a hankie!” As he was saying these kinds of similar things, I couldn’t tell if he was mocking me or not. But by now, I was extremely suspicious about anything he said! 

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THE “PROMISED ONE” HAS A MARLBORO MOMENT…

Temple-1-tikal-feb-2006 wikipedia GNU free-use license

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Anyway, I stood at the top. It was a great view! I decided to make it a “Marlboro moment”. So I lit up, and took in this grand and memorable scene.

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Now, whether or not I was Jesus, I couldn’t honestly say, as I listened to his non-stop rhetoric. After all, I didn’t know a single thing about the Bible! So what could I do, except to just take the spirit’s word!? Or not take it! And frankly, he changed his story so many times, I didn’t really know what to think or believe!

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Oh yeah, I desperately wanted to believe him!

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Because, “Choice B” was that I was Hitler (in my previous life).

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And I sure didn’t want that to be!

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Temple-1-tikal – feb-2006 – wikipedia – GNU free-use license

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‘THE PROMISED ONE’ MAKES HIS “NOT-SO-REGAL-DESCENT”…

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Well, after the cigarette, there wasn’t much else to do up there. (That door at the top, in the above photo, was just a “dead end”, and it was really disappointing that there were no inner-doors nor some secret descending inner-stairway.)

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And so I began my descent the same way I came up.

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But just as soon as I tried to take my first step downward, I immediately realized that these steps were very tall and very narrow! And very steep! And it made me somewhat dizzy, trying to descend.

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So I decided to scoot down on my rear end, one step at a time. I’m sure this proud civilization, had they been here to behold their “messiah”, would’ve been scratching their heads, and shrugging their shoulders at me. I, no doubt would’ve been a big disappointment to them, as I cautiously scooted myself down these steps. “Some Messiah!”, I probably thought to myself. To tell you the truth, I was even embarrassed at myself for being so wimpy about my descent! But hey…better to be a safe messiah, than a dead one! Right? And I was frankly glad these ancient people weren’t around anymore! The embarrassment over my less-than-majestic-descent woulda been much-too-much!

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(Just a point of interest. I heard later, on the news that these steps were closed to the public after someone had fallen to their death while, no-doubt, walking down these steep steps!)

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And so, looking back on all this, as I stood high atop this grand monument, all the while being told that this was all built for me, was likewise exhilarating! And though these Mayan ruins were truly the highlight of this…uh…“vacation”, the next days and weeks would bring me down, down, down, to the depths of Hell! And if ever there was some self-aggrandizing moment in which I had developed any sort of ego bubble, the spirit was standing by with a very big and extremely sharp needle, eagerly waiting to burst it!

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Ramphastos sulfuratus – Belize Zoo – by Snowmanradio for wikipedia – share-alike

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“HOW DOTH THE CITY SIT SOLITARY, THAT WAS ONCE FULL OF PEOPLE”…

Lamentations 1:1

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgThe question has to be asked… Where did all the people go? Why did they abandon this great and impressive city?

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Did they move on because of some famine or pestilence? Did they become a licentious society, and die off from some new virus or venereal disease? Maybe their enemies became too strong and scattered them. Maybe they simply moved on, merely ceasing from building up their ambitious society. Or maybe they just crumbled from “the enemy-within“.

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And so, these deserted temples remain as a now-silent monument, to a once-mighty-and-ambitious society, and a people who probably eventually gave up their pagan religion to once again return to a lowly agrarian culture.

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Now, this place was totally deserted (except for us tourists). I mean, here was a bunch of nice old buildings (Oh yeah…fixer-uppers, to be sure…but with a whole lotta potential for temple-flipping!). You’d think that somebody woulda taken over this town, wouldn’t you?

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My guess is, that the man on the train had been here too! You know, the hit man on the “train bound for nowhere” (see previous chapters).

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I guess that the Destroyer has been paying visits to disobedient cities and states…and nations, for a long, long time!

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This guy named Apollyon …he really gets around, doesn’t he!?!

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“But if The Destroyerthey will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD…the ‘Destroyer’…is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.” 

Jeremiah 4:7 & 12:17 

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Question Mark – at a loss – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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To go to next chapter, just click here…

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Ch. 26 “RX-7″

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Finally I find out what RX-7 really means!

 

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