The Spider Spirit of Zionism
Jul 30, 2012
The "Spirit of Zionism" spider sculpture was unveiled on October 3, 2007 in order to be featured for the 2012 Olympics.
The Olympics began Saturday, July 28, 2012, known by the Hebrew calendar as the 9th of Av, which commemorates the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah and again in 70 A.D.
The sculpture was designed to make people standing under the spider as uncomfortable as the Palestinians have been as they remain under the shadow of Zionism.
I counted the days between the unveiling of the statue (Oct. 3, 2007) and the date of the Olympics (July 28, 2012) and came up with 1760 days, or 40 x 44.
The number 44 deals specifically with the issue of Hagar and Sarah and the controversy over whose son is the chosen one. In fact, the number 43 is the biblical number of "Contention," specifically the contention over the Birthright; while 44 is the biblical number of "Chosen People," applied specifically to God's ruling in favor of Isaac and His rejection of Ishmael as the chosen one.
Hence, the 44th time that Abram's name appears in Scripture is in Gen. 16:1, which begins the story of Abram taking Hagar to bring forth Ishmael.
The 44th time that Abraham's name appears in Scripture is in Gen. 21:14, when he sends Hagar and Ishmael away after the final verdict had been rendered in verse 12.
Hence, Sarah was established by the Divine Court to be the mother of the chosen one, and her son Isaac was the chosen one.
Conversely, the ruling went against Hagar and her son Ishmael.
That is the meaning of the number 44, and so we may now apply this to the time period of 1760 days (40 x 44) of the "Spirit of Zionism." Paul tells us (Gal. 4:22-31) that Hagar is the old Jerusalem and her children are those who adhere to Judaism and consider Jerusalem to be their "mother."
We, on the other hand, as believers in Jesus Christ, are children of Sarah, the New Jerusalem. This makes us of the Isaac company, the ones who are the true Chosen People.
It is of great significance, then, that the Olympics 2012 began on the 9th of Av, for twice in the past has God cast out "Hagar" on that date. The artist was prophesyin--inadvertently, no doubt--when he unveiled it on Oct. 3, 2007. It appears that this began a countdown of 44 forty-day cycles to indicate a probationary period (40) toward the divine verdict to resolve the contention over the Birthright.
This seems to imply the soon-coming destruction of Jerusalem as God casts out the bondwoman for the third and final time, as Paul prophesied. This destruction, I believe, will be the one Jer. 19:11 prophesied, in which the city will never again be rebuilt. That is, it will be firmly established for all time that Hagar is NOT the mother of God's chosen people.
The "Spirit of Zionism" is pictured as a spider that puts people into bondage by fear. The Zionists are disqualified from ruling in the Kingdom, for by their own mouths they claim Hagar as their mother.
Dr. Stephen Jones