We now come to that period of recorded Biblical history which has to do with the Exodus from Egypt. Because the Judi and Levi Yans are referred to as the Hebrews in the Bible, when we speak of the Hebrews, you may know that we have reference to these two tribes and their affiliates.
Practically every one is familiar with the story of Joseph and his "Coat of Many Colors," and how he was sold into bondage to the Egyptians by his brothers. You are aware, also, of how Joseph was advanced to an extremely high position as a result of his interpretation of the Pharaoh’s dream which foretold a coming seven years of plenty to be followed by a seven-year famine. (Genesis Chapters 37, 39, 40, and 41). With this position, he was given full jurisdiction over the great food supplies of the land.
During the “Seven Years of Plenty,” and backed by the deeply impressed Pharaoh, Joseph collected and stored vast supplies of grain and other food stuffs so that the coming of the great famine found the Egyptians amply prepared. Finding him so wise sad discreet, Pharaoh increased Joseph’s standing by giving him full responsibility and authority for the distribution of food supplies to the populace.
The famine was likely to have wiped out the Judi arid Levi Yans then located in that portion of Arabia since known as Palestine. Learning of the plight of his own people, Joseph used his influence with Pharaoh to gain permission to bring his starving fellow tribesmen to Egypt where they were fed from the ample Egyptian supplies.
All would have been well had Joseph’s people been content to accept this Egyptian generosity with due humility and gratefulness. But they were, as described in the Bible, a “stiff-necked people,” and trading upon Joseph’s high standing, grew to consider that what was in reality a gift as only their just due, and soon began to demand more and more as their right.
As is ever true, there were among the Egyptians many high ranking officials who were extremely jealous because of Joseph’s great advancement in position and power. However, it was not until the Hebrew element began to display an air of superiority and aggressiveness that these dissatisfied and really powerful Egyptian aristocrats had sufficient grounds upon which to base a complaint. Their influence, added to the steadily increasing arrogance of the Hebrews, finally began to have its effect, although it was not until both Joseph and the then reigning Pharaoh were dead that definite steps against the Hebrews were taken.
The new Pharaoh was easily influenced by Joseph’s powerful Egyptian enemies and viewed with steadily mounting alarm their statements regarding the expanding domination of the Hebrews whose numbers were rapidly multiplying. They had flourished to the point where they were actually attempting to recapitulate the same methods for taking over the country that as the Levi and Judi Tans, they had tried in Mukulia.
However, as they learned to their sorrow they were not dealing with the old Empire, for instead of exiling them, the Egyptians enslaved them, and soon they were working under overseers who drove them with the lash. The Biblical history of this period is quite accurate as detailed in the Book of Exodus.
Now, the Elder Brothers had never despaired of finally bringing these tribes back into the fold even though it had been necessary to exile them from Mu. Always They felt that if the right method for transmuting their predominant characteristics could be devised, the Hebrews would become a vast power for good. Christ hoped to accomplish this great end during His earthly ministry; had they accepted Him their salvation as a tribe would have been more assured. That the majority not only rejected Him and His teachings but assumed a great Cosmic indebtedness in being responsible for His crucifixion.
In order to preclude any possibility of misunderstanding when we speak of the Hebrews or Jews, it must be borne in mind that we refer to the descendants of the Judi and Levi Tans as a race. Nothing that is said concerning them should be construed as any reflection upon the Jewish people as individuals, for there are, and always have been, many highly advanced individuals among them. These have accepted the principles of His teachings which reflect in their way of life, and these will certainly form an integral part of the coming Nation of God.
And while we are at this point, it is well to explain another point about which there exists much confusion. The Bible repeatedly makes reference to the Israelites as being “God’s chosen people.” Many think this refers to the people of the Jewish religion. In reality, the Israelites embrace all the original twelve tribes so, although the Jews are Israelites not all Israelites are Jews.
The Judi and Levi Tans never associated to any great extent with those of other tribes, and marriage outside their own tribes was forbidden. Also, even while in bondage, they held to a belief that they were sufficient unto themselves and were a “chosen people.” Consequently, when the Elder Brothers sent Moses, a High Initiate, to incarnate among them so he might help them, it was necessary that he be born of either Levi or Judi Yan parents.
Then, because the help of the Egyptians would be required to free them from bondage, it was destined that he should be adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. (Exodus 2:1-10). Thus, he was accorded certain privileges which otherwise would have been denied him. For example, he was given a good education, even to being permitted to advance himself to Adeptship in one of the Schools. He was not required to do the manual labor which was the common lot of the Hebrews and had an access to officials not granted his people.
Being born of Levi Yan parents and therefore of the “house” of Levi, Moses became a natural leader for these people of Judah, while due to his influence as an adopted son of Pharaoh’s household, he was the recipient of many favors which afforded him an excellent opportunity to study the position of his people.
Because the Elder Brothers did not want the Ark to come into the possession of profane hands, Moses was informed of its whereabouts in the sarcophagus of the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid whither it had been moved from the Temple of Isis at the time of the Pyramid’s building. He was also given the secret of how to enter the Pyramid so that he might secure the Ark and take it with him as he left Egypt.
Well knowing the cupidity of both the Egyptians and the people he was to “save,” Moses had the Ark encased in a wooden replica exquisitely fashioned from the beautifully grained Blackwood Acacia, or Shittem Wood as mentioned in the Bible. During the journey, it was concealed by him and his brother, Aaron, among the other religious equipment taken with them. Thus, only Moses and Aaron knew of it.
The Hebrews were essentially monotheistic in their religious belief. However, during the period of their bondage, many had been more or less influenced toward idolatry through intimate association with their Egyptian masters. Therefore, when “the cloud by day and pillar of fire by night” appeared before the Jews as they departed from Egypt, they believed it to be a symbol of their Lord God Jehovah. It was not difficult for Moses to lead them to believe their God was thus leading them out of bondage and into a land which had been prepared for them. The manner in which they had been guarded when the Egyptian soldiers would have pursued and brought them back into bondage served to bear this out.
Well knowing the nature of his people and that many of them were inclined to believe in the potency of the Egyptian idols, Moses knew he must do many things of an unusual nature to hold these folks in line. Besides, this group sorely missed what the Bible terms “the flesh pots of Egypt,” or rich food to which they had been accustomed. Therefore, he did not hesitate to take full advantage of their superstitions and used natural effects as well as his own Adept powers to convince them they were following a God who could accomplish wonders far beyond those of any of the Egyptian gods.
The dividing of the waters of the Red Sea, allowing the Hebrews to pass over on dry land while their pursuers were drowned is an illustration of this. Moses had led the people to land bordering a particularly shallow part of this body of water, and during a typhoon which cleared a portion of the shallow bed, the entire number were able to cross before the water settled back into place again, overwhelming the pursuing Egyptians.
People of that day were not unlike many today who, beholding the signs of God’s love all about them, still doubt and are without faith. Time after time, they had been taken care of, and, as the Bible states, still, they wavered as each fresh test of their conviction came about. Great personal harm would have been theirs had not Moses wisely held them in line. An example of the tendency to revert to idolatry came about during one of the worst periods of their distress when Moses was said to have ascended Mt. Sinai to commune with God and was given the Biblical tablets setting forth the Ten Commandments. Left to themselves, the people melted all their jewelry and ornaments as well as coins of gold, and cast a golden calf before which proffered burnt offerings as well as those of appeasement. Feasting, singing, and, dancing, they worshipped it, and when Moses saw this, he became so enraged that he threw down and broke the precious tablets.
Although there is in the Biblical account some chronological confusion at this point, it was actually following this event that Moses produced the Ark and reestablished the Tabernacle. No doubt, the tale told by Moses for the purpose of making the Ark more mysterious and impressive was responsible for the elaborate details concerning its so-called construction as recorded in the Bible. It was originally constructed in Mu and was constructed of precipitated virgin gold. There is little doubt that Moses sought to make it so dramatically impressive that it would be regarded as the nearest possible approach to a physical manifestation of God. Knowing the history and occult secrets of this remarkable article, he naturally felt that it was better to have them utilize something that possessed real merit than a mere material idol.
It will be observed that be never claimed the Ark was God, but that the Mercy Seat was occupied by God during certain ceremonies in the Holy of Holies. This, coupled with the fact that anyone except Moses or the
High Priest who touched it immediately dropped dead lent great emphasis to the importance which he attributed to it.
According to the Biblical records, the Ark was finally deposited in the Holy of Holies in the great temple of Herod after the destruction of King Solomon’s Temple. The Bible also records that at the time of the crucifixion, the Ark was overturned and subsequently disappeared. Where it is at the present time has never been revealed. But being made of virgin gold, it is, practically speaking, not subject to disintegration due to the time element.
There have been many interesting speculations as to what will be the ultimate destination and use of the Ark, but we have no authentic information. One of these theories is that when the Nation of God is well established on the new Continent of Mu, the Ark will be brought there and stored in one of the great Temples or some other edifice in Hamukulia where it will be highly regarded for its historical value. It is hardly conceivable that it could ever be called upon to serve any other purpose among such advanced peoples as will constitute the Nation of God.