“1:4 As I watched, I noticed a windstorm coming from the north – an enormous cloud, with
lightning flashing, such that bright light rimmed it and came from it like glowing amber
from the middle of a fire.
1:5 In the fire were what looked like four living beings. In their appearance they had
“1:10 Their faces had this appearance: Each of the four had the face of a man,”
“1:14 The living beings moved backward and forward as quickly as flashes of lightning.”
“1:19 When the living beings moved, the wheels beside them moved; when the living beings
rose up from the ground, the wheels rose up too.”
“3:12 Then a wind lifted me up and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me as the glory
of the Lord rose from its place,
3:13 and the sound of the living beings’ wings brushing against each other, and the sound
of the wheels alongside them, a great rumbling sound.
3:14 A wind lifted me up and carried me away.”
“16:8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was permitted to scorch
people with fire.
16:9 Thus people were scorched by the terrible heat, yet they blasphemed the name of God,
who has ruling authority over these plagues, and they would not repent and give him glory.”
“24:37 For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.
24:38 For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and
giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark.
24:39 And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the
same at the coming of the Son of Man.
24:40 Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left.
24:41 There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.”
“13:26 Then everyone will see the Son of Man arriving in the clouds with great power and
13:27 Then he will send angels and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from
the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.”
I knew that the movie “Knowing” starring Nicholas Cage was coming soon. I had seen the
previews. However I expected the usual Hollywood preposterous scenario. Not long after
starting this blog and renewing my investigations into December 21, 2012, the Mayan
Calendar, prophecies and predictions I watched “Knowing” and was surprised how close
to a possible reality it protrayed. It incorporated recent news releases about the
upcoming solar cycle, the possible end of world scenario presented by the Mayan Calendar
and numerous prophecies and predictions as well as an alien rescue that could be
perceived as the “rapture.” Not too far into watching the movie I began wondering if
we are being prepared for the worst.
Here are some exerpts from a review by Roger Ebert:
“A roll of whose dice?
By Roger Ebert on March 18, 2009
Is the universe deterministic, or random? Not the first question you’d expect to hear in a thriller, even a great one. But to hear this question posed soon after the opening sequence of “Knowing” gave me a particular thrill. Nicolas Cage plays Koestler, a professor of astrophysics at MIT, and as he toys with a model of the solar system, he asks that question of his students. Deterministic means that if you have a complete understanding of the laws of physics, you can predict with certainty everything that will happen after (for example) the universe is created in the Big Bang. Random means you can’t predict anything. “What do you think?” a student asks Koestler, who says, “I think…shit just happens.”
He is soon given reason to doubt his confidence. (From this point on, there are spoilers.) “Knowing” begins 50 years ago with a classroom assignment; grade school children are asked to draw pictures of what the world will look like inthe future. Most draw rocket ships. Lucinda covers her page with row after row of deeply-etched numbers. All the pages are buried in a time capsule, and when the future comes around, Lucinda’s sealed envelope ends in the hands of Caleb, Koestler’s young son.
The page seems meaningless, a work of madness. But by chance Koestler notices these numbers in a row: 91120013239. Koestler sees 9/11/2001, and when he googles 9/11 he finds that 2996 people were killed. The numbers were written down in 1959. In a fever, the scientist extracts other numbers and finds the precise dates and fatalities of major catastrophes during the previous five decades.
Koestler and the music of the spheres
How can this be? By now Koestler is in the state of mind that Nicolas Cage evokes so perfectly: Profound, heartsick worry. He turns to his MIT colleague, a cosmologist named Beckman (Ben Mendelsohn). Beckman thinks he must be mad, and warns against the superstition of numerology. But when recent numbers turn out to be correct predictions, and when Koestler realizes that some of the numbers are coordinates of latitude and longitude, it is impossible to dismiss the sheet of paper. It poses a threat to our very understanding of the universe. Shit doesn’t just happen.”
“These numbers are not random
But it’s not quite that simple. For one thing, how do you conveniently get an exact count on a death toll via a cablenews flash? It often takes days to find bodies (after an earthquake, for example), and some victims may linger for weeks. And were the numbers dictated by a supernatural power, or by a higher order of natural power? That leads directly to a question at the end of the film.
As you know, there have been appearances all though “Knowing” of mysterious figures standing at a distance. Men in overcoats, alone or in groups of four, regarding the children who can hear them “whispering” in their ears. At theclimax, these figures manifest at the site of the house trailer Lucinda lived in as an adult. At first they seem to behuman, but then they divest themselves of human appearance and become glowing, transparent, figures of energy and nerves. They beckon Caleb and Abby to follow them as they enter a shimmering vessel that seems to vaguely suggest a geodesic dome or elements of the Martian crystal structure in “Watchmen.”
The vessel takes off, and we see that it is joined by other vessels from all over the globe. Then the sunburst takes place, and the special effects are merciless as the firestorm rips across the planet. The two children are deposited by the vessel in a sun-washed wheat field, join hands, and run toward the only tree on the horizon. A new Adam and Eve in a new Garden of Paradise?”
“My guess is that many audience members will experience the film as an affirmation of religious belief. Few will bother to think through the implications, which seem to make religion irrelevant–except as a comfort to those like Koestler’s clergyman father.”
Watching the movie “Knowing,” reading this review by Roger Ebert, reflecting on
recent NASA reports and blending this with all the other facts, prophecies and
predictions, leaves one with the obvious conclusion that something is about to
happen, something long expected and foretold.
We have been given the warning.
How will the human race respond?