John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ
For two thousand years John the Baptist has been seen as the one who first predicted the coming of the Messiah and then recognized Jesus as “the Lamb of God” at his baptism in the Jordan River.
John the Baptist, however, was not merely the herald of Jesus. He was Jesus. He became a Christos, an anointed one, after his process of God-realization, symbolized by his baptism in the Jordan.
He became the very Messiah for whom the Jews had waited so long. This Redeemer, however, had to answer to a great number of prophesies from the sacred Jewish Scriptures, and John the Baptist did not do so. And so the evangelists gave him, posthumously, a new name and a new identity, which refers to a character from the Old Testament: Joshua son of Nun, which, freely translated means the son of God.
This book shows how this explosive fact is cryptically woven into the gospel stories: for “those who have ears and want to hear.” And while unraveling this great secret, several other inexplicable Biblical puzzle pieces fall into place. The reader obtains insight in what the mysterious Manna was that God made to come down from heaven to feed the people of Israel during their forty year stay in the desert. The rather unbelievable story of Jonah, who emerged alive and well after three days in the belly of a great fish, will be clarified. And we’ll learn why the disciples of Jesus were told to cast their fishing net on the right side of their boats. And much more!
Through the ages there has always been a small group of initiated who guarded the secret that John the Baptist was Jesus. This book contains many paintings of old masters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Correggio, in which this knowledge is secretly expressed.
Chief Editor Paravisie