ABRAM is recognized as a priest, a holy man, and alternatively, as a patriarch or pioneer. He LIVES BY FAITH and does not take his first steps in FAITH until the age of 75. ABRAM’s faith leads him to leave a life of comfort and ease that exists in the East. By coincidence or design, ABRAM bears similarity to the story of BRAHM. BRAHM is known as the first BRAHMIN, or priest.
One of ABRAM’s descendants is MICAH. MICAH means “most like God”. Micah’s words invoke a powerful legacy about BETHLEHEM; BETHLEHEM will eventually yield the Child of Promise. Micah channels three requirements in which to identify a righteous person.
1. Act with justice
2. Act with mercy
3. Walk humbly with your Lord
over several hundred years, some individuals hold faith in Micah’s prophecy. Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Zechariah keep faith in Micah’s promise. The Child of Promise is born from Mary’s womb. 40 days after the Child’s birth, Mary dedicates the Child to GOD.
Four righteous individuals—Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Zechariah—form a holy community that surround the child of Promise from birth. These four righteous individuals honor the words of the angel Gabriel. The angel Gabriel lets them all know that this Child of Promise will lay the birthstone and Genesis for Humanity.
There is a priest and a prophetess who play a valuable role in this prophecy. Simeon and Anna are both well versed in the reality of suffering and pain. They have witnessed the tribe of ABRAM, the tribe of the FAITHFUL, being oppressed for several hundred years. Nonetheless, Simeon (the priest) and Anna (the prophetess) acknowledge their belief in the Child of Promise. Simeon and Anna recognize Mary’s child as the very Child who can unleash Humanity upon the planet.
In later months, Holy men visit BETHLEHEM from the East. These holy men from the East shower the Child of Promise with praise, gifts, and blessings.
Most of us know that the Child of Promise grows in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual maturity. Before he formally enters the ministry, he undertakes a journey for 40 day journey. At the end of the 40 day campaign (similar to Buddha), he overcomes the most power princely ruler of Earth. In the battle with the most powerful earth-bound Enemy, the Child of Promise invokes the legacy of MOSES.
When localized earth-bound authorities question the Child of Promise, it is revealed that the Child of Promise comes from a legacy that is actually more ancient than MOSES. To the astonishment of his earth-bound audience, this Child says “Before ABRAHAM, I am that I am”. The Child sees himself as someone who has always existed with God; as someone with the authority to speak above MOSES.
In the time that we live right now, there is always the endless cycle and temptation to pull apart from the human family. The CITY OF LIGHT is built upon the foundation of a Love that sustains this vision of One God, One Love, One Truth, One Humanity.