Ch. 20: TIKAL: “Return O Promised One”

By admin On December 8th, 2012

 

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Well…my “Vacation From (In) Hell” was going so-far, about as enjoyable as perhaps… say… for instance, a swim in the LAKE OThe_Scream Wikipedia public domain by edvard munch c.1893F FIRE! The tour of Antiqua (the insane noises), the “Right-Turn Only” phenomenon, The “Fantasy Island” accusation of me murdering Mother Mary! Etc…etc…But why was all this happening?

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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’?” I was getting assaulted by these spiritual “Fiery Arrows”! 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”! But it wasn’t a cyclone of my own imagination! This all became so real, because of the manifestation of these spiritual powers, which were in full control of this storm I was now caught up in!

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CHAPTER 20: TIKAL…

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”RETURN O PROMISED ONE” …

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THE IMPENETRABLE FORTRESS

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We continued on 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. But I was so preoccupied 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! 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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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. 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 or even any sign of human life anywhere. This strong fortress, no doubt, protected a people from their enemies. Well, it looked like it did, for maybe centuries! But now it stood silent. Yes, these individuals conquered every enemy but one: “Father Time”. Oh yes, Father Time had won the final battle. He always does, you know!

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Fortress – Belieze – Wikipedia

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THE PROMISED ONE FINALLY ARRIVES…

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JUST A FEW CENTURIES 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. 

.800px-Tikal-Plaza-And-North-Acropolis by Bjorn Christian Torrissen for wikipedia GNU license

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.

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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. “Oh Chuck, these people built all these temples for you. You were the long-awaited One.” As I walked along, trying to see all these grand buildings, the spirit was now in high gear, plaguing me with comments, questions, assertions, and things I couldn’t combat or resist! He was really talking up a storm on this particular day. But as I said, it was mostly benign conversation at this moment.

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THE MAYAN RUINS

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These temples had been mostly buried for many centuries, partially by dirt and partly by shrubs and trees. But sombody finally discovered them in the mid-nineteenth century, and they were uncovered and eventually made into this incredible park in the mid-twentieth century! 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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Spider-monkey from wikipedia by M. Schamir. Click for link .

Tucan courtesy Wikipedia. Click for link

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“JESUS” 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, standing above all the rest. I decided to climb the steps of this temple. So I did.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Temple_of_the_Great_Jaguar.jpg

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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 hope (of course, I was obviously late in arriving, by a millennium or two! Oops! Sorry guys!)

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I finally reached the top. As I stood there, looking out on this very grand and impressive temple complex, the spirit was saying, perhaps, something like, “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 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 it was a Marlboro moment. So I lit up a cigarette, and took in this memorable moment. Whether or not I was Jesus, I couldn’t honestly say, as I listened to his non-stop rhetoric. I didn’t know a thing about the Bible. So I just had to 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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But I didn’t want to be Hitler (in the last life). That I knew for sure!

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THE NOT-SO-MAJESTIC 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 or stairways.) So I began my descent. And I soon found out these steps were very tall and very narrow! And very steep! And it made me somewhat dizzy, trying to descend. 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 they 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 on the news a few years ago, that these steps were finally closed to the public after someone had fallen to their death while no-doubt, walking down these 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 this was truly the highlight of this “vacation”, the next days and weeks would bring me down, down, down, to the depths of Hell! And if ever there was a moment in which I had any sort of ego bubble, the spirit was standing by with a very big and sharp needle, ready to burst it!

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“HOW DOES THE CITY SIT SOLITARY,

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THAT WAS ONCE FULL OF PEOPLE”…

Lam. 1:1

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The question has to be asked… Where did all the people go? Why did they abandon this great and impressive city?

The Destroyer

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Did they move on because of famine or pestilence? Did they become a licentious society, and die off from some 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. And so, these deserted temples remain as a now-silent monument, to a once-mighty-and-ambitious society, and a people who eventually gave up their pagan religion to return to a lowly agrarian culture.

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This place was totally deserted (except for us tourists). I mean, here were alotta nice old buildings (Oh yeah…fixer-uppers, to be sure…but with a whole lotta potential!). You’d think that someone 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 chapter). I guess that the Destroyer has been paying visits to disobedient cities and states for a long, long time. 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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To go to next chapter, just click here…

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Ch. 21 “RX-7″

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Finally I find out what RX-7 really means!

 

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