Lost in Translation: Flat Earth Teacher Fails
I stayed out of the flat earth controversy because I have been researching now for over 25 years. I do not want to say that I have seen it all but I have seen a lot. So much that I see the same distractions being relaunched after a decade of being dormant. Good examples would be websites rerunning fake news like your postman writing a blue or red x on your mailbox. This was to mark your residence so FEMA would know if to take you.
It was believable to some before the advent of the Internet but to relaunch now in the Information Age is plain silly. Yet, many sites of “trusted” self appointed watchmen have run this story again. I have news for you, if you have utility bills, cable TV, Smart TV, or a cell phone you can already be tracked. Next, if you study the flat earth controversy you will find this is nothing new.
The underlying problem is with people who have positioned themselves in social media as teachers. Most if not all of them have a spotty prophetic track record and are not spiritually educated nor mature enough to lead a flock. This warranted distrust of the establishment has opened the door for many deceived so-called teachers to deceive people who have placed their trust in their research and analysis.
I do not know why the Most High imbued me with heightened intuition and insight into the spiritual realm because I do not feel there is anything particularly special about me. Yet, I have been able to see the future and I have been accurate! I am very shocked at the accuracy and many of these deceived teachers cannot say the same. Yet, people take their Biblical analysis hook, line, and sinker.
If the prophet speaks in the LORD's name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the LORD did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared. (Deuteronomy 18:22)
This is about them forcing scripture to fit in with their erroneous perspective while inadvertently distracting people from spiritual cultivation. After you read Deuteronomy 18:22 you should come to the conclusion if any of these men or women you are following had a failed prediction, then they are not speaking for the Most High. They are speaking for themselves and their human perspective.
This will be especially evident when they translate the Scripture because the Bible is a spiritual book about physical things. It requires the person to have spiritual discernment which is developed over time. Even Jesus disappeared for 21 years before resurfacing with spiritual examples that demonstrated amazing POWER. The point is you must put in great work on developing your mind so it can never be swayed from all the spiritual laws.
This is a process that happens over time based on your experiences which hold lessons for you spiritually. Introspection is the causation of your spiritual development based on the Spiritual laws and principles in the Bible. These laws should control your thoughts and emotions to a point where you stay in a state you are connected to the Holy Spirit.
The longer you stay in this state the more you evolve and grow spiritually. It begins when your mentality is in conformance with spiritual mentality. It means fear and hatred are not apart of your heart. There is a difference from acting good and being good. The ones acting good will lack the spiritual discernment to translate the already translated Bible for spiritual growth.
I realize this was a lesson for me so I could understand where some people are in translating the Bible. The Bible is a multi-dimensional book which is brilliant within itself. It is physical, mental, and spiritual instructional tool. It teaches through physical events and some are metaphorical teachings, and finally some are spiritual principles to apply to your life.
noun 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”
Compare mixed metaphor, simile (def 1).
2. something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.
This is the trinity matrix of the Bible for progressively maturing in spirit. The by-product of spiritual maturity was demonstrated by the true prophets of the Bible; who came from sketchy backgrounds. They were able to translate dreams of future events accurately. This is the measuring stick all spiritual leaders should be held.
Spiritual leaders should also be able to translate the Word accurately and instinctively know which trinity matrix to use in order to teach. I learned this from an exchange on Revelation Now where a passionate (and misled) flat earther used Isaiah 40:22 to build his case, the Bible is telling us the earth is flat.
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. (Isaiah 40:22)
Before I continue I would like to emphasize the original Hebrew definition takes precedence over the English translation. I asked the gentleman I was discoursing with to send me Hebrew translations and hurried back with just one . . . footstool. I wondered why he did not rush back with “circle” and when you read the Hebrew original meaning you will understand why.
It will also explain the perception of the Most High embodied in art work of the Renaissance. We will circle back to this. Now let’s take a look at the original meaning of the word “circle” which this flat earth theory hangs on. Using Strong’s Concordance we can learn the original meanings.
The Hebrew word for circle is chug which needs many English words to convey the meaning and the context. In Strong’s Concordance chug is defined using these words: vault, horizon, in reference to other passages. For Isaiah 40:22 the word chug can be translated from Hebrew as: circle, circuit, and compass. Remember it takes these three words to convey the proper understanding when translated to English. People who speak multiple languages understand this truth.
You can not pick out one of the words and build an understanding around because it is incomplete without full knowledge. In essence, you would be teaching 33.33% of a Scripture which requires 100% understanding. As you can see now any person promoting the “circle” without including circuit and compass do not understand how to translate and comprehend the true understanding of Scripture.
So let’s use this understanding of how to properly understand Scripture and decipher what Isaiah 40:22 is teaching based on the proper understanding. First we can formulize the Hebrew word “chug” as: chug = circle + circuit + compass. Again, all of the words to the right of the equal sign must be used to understand the true meaning of “chug” in context to Isaiah 40:22.
We will have to address other preconceived notions about the Most High which must be erased to understand him. Let us also understand this Scripture is a metaphor and remember a metaphor is: a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something which is not literally applicable. First, the Most High is not actually “sitting” but this is used to illustrate His authority and POWER.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8)
The Most High directed us not to make any image of Him because this distracts the mind to His nature. The Most High does not have a booty He uses to sit on things because He is a Super Being and even that title does not do Him justice. I believe the Renaissance art of Michael Angelo influenced some people to believe the Most High is a “man” in the sky with a white flowing beard; and flat earthers think He sits on things like a mistranslated circle.
So the question is why did the Hebrews use three words to describe “chug?” It says, “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.” First, of all He is not sitting we already address this is a metaphor to illustrate His Power in relation to the size of it which makes us the size of insects.
Second, this Scripture is addressing something above the earth and we need circuit and compass. To glean the proper understanding. What would a circuit have to do with the “circle” of the earth? Let’s take a look at the definition of circuit.
noun 1. a roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place. "I ran a circuit of the village" synonyms: lap, turn, round, circle "two circuits of the course" 2. an established itinerary of events or venues used for a particular activity, typically involving public performance. "the alternative cabaret circuit"
verb 1. move all the way around (a place or thing). "the trains will follow the northern line, circuiting the capital"
Now we understand the circle has movement with a beginning and an ending. It sounds like rotation and this gives movement to the circle. Please remember this moving circle is above the earth and it is describing the force rotating the earth. Because the earth rotates in a circular wobble! Now let’s see why the Hebrew word “chug” also needs the word compass to complete the meaning for “chug” in context to Isaiah 40:22.
com·pass ˈkəmpəs/Submit noun
1. an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it. 2. an instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two arms linked by a movable joint, one arm ending in a point and the other usually carrying a pencil or pen. verbarchaic
1. go around (something) in a circular course. "the ship wherein Magellan compassed the world" 2. contrive to accomplish (something). "he compassed his end only by the exercise of violence"
Again, we have another word to convey the meaning of movement in relationship to the word circle in Isaiah 40:22. You must admit now this word circle is not about a shape but the movement of a created force. What is this force that moves the earth? The word compass was used to show the force magnetism is rotating our earth which is always in a state of motion hence the word circle.
Earth’s Magnetic Field – An Explanation
This is the circular field the Most High is “sitting” on because he created it! Also from the perspective of the magnetic field all life on earth will appear like insects! This verse also tells us their is an intelligent design to the Heavens which were designed to sustain our lives because it is described as a tent!
I hope I have clearly illustrated the proper way to translate this Scripture. If you are putting your faith in men who are teaching this way . . . you are following the blind. They might speak with conviction but it is conviction based on flawed understanding. The circle of (Isaiah 40:22) the earth is not about a shape but movement of a force.
You are better off staying unattached to any man/woman teacher because all you need is the Holy Spirit to lead you. If you seek you will find and all will be added to you. It is not necessary to follow men especially those who cannot properly translate the Word. Even if I am incorrect about the force being described here we should all agree now circle in Isaiah 40:22 has absolutely nothing to do with the shape of the earth!