THE DABELA

The final prophet is referred to by many different names. Isaiah refers to him as "God’s servant." Malachi calls him "Elijah." The Dead Sea Scrolls refer to him as "the interpreter of the law" and "the Priest." 1Enoch calls him "the dabela" which is a mountain goat with a large single horn. The names are different but the activities and the messianic time of his appearance are all the same. Separating out this information we have:

God’s Servant, Final Prophet

Names

. Elijah to come (Malachi 3:23)
. interpreter of the Law (DSC)
. the Priest (DSC)
. interpreter of Knowledge (DSC)
. God’s servant (Isaiah)
. dabela (mountain goat, large horn) 1Enoch

Characteristics, physical

. lentil shaped marks on body (DSC 4Q534 & Merkabah)
. marred appearance (possibly due to the lentil shaped marks above) (Isaiah 52)
. thick thighs (3Enoch, Merkabah texts)
. tiny marks on thighs, different from one another (DSC 4Q534)
. Red hair (DSC 4Q534)

Education

. the 3 books, before which he knows nothing (DSC 4Q534)
. God makes known all the mysteries and revelations of His servants the prophets to him
(DSC 4Q171)
. foretells, through the interpretations of the Prophets, all that will happen to His people
and His land. (DSC)
. God teaches him knowledge and to understand His message (Isaiah 28:9) . Spirit of God alights upon him bringing wisdom, insight, valor, devotion, reverence.
. knows the secrets of men (understands their inner workings) (DSC 4Q534)
. knows the secrets of living things (Biologist?, Health Science?) (DSC 4Q534)
. reveals secrets like Most High (DSC 4Q536)
. senses truth by reverence for the Lord (Isaiah 11)
. God’s servant blind, deaf, gives no heed (Isaiah 42)
. taught from his youth by God (Psalm 71)
. mouth like a sharpened blade (Isaiah 49).
. Lord gives a skilled tongue (Isaiah 50:4)
. God rouses His servant’s ear morning by morning (Isaiah 50:4)

And so, we read tomorrow’s newspaper today. This part of 1Enoch is an important piece of scripture, which outlines certain events, in the messianic time period just ahead that concern the elect. The sheep are symbolic of God’s traditional peoples, mostly Christians and Jews. These people give birth to a new people (lambs) of God, who "begin to open their eyes" (? as a result of new revelation.) As the lambs awaken to the newly discovered realities of the kingdom of heaven, they call to their predecessors (Christians and Jews: sheep) to open their eyes too. But the traditional peoples of God (the sheep) have been blinded by the false teachings of the past and they are "deaf, blind, and obdurate in the greatest degrees." The lambs, I believe, are the congregation of those who elect God’s will.

1Enoch 89:10 I saw in the vision that ravens flew down upon those lambs;

1Enoch 89:11 That they seized one of them; and that tearing the sheep in pieces, they devoured them.

1Enoch 89:12 I saw also, that horns grew upon those lambs; and that the ravens lighted down upon their horns.

The ravens symbolize the evil ones of the world who attack the innocent lambs because the lambs understand the evil that is transpiring in the world and have become a threat to the powers that be. As a result of the open attack on the lambs, the elect become fully cognizant of the evil that exists and therefore they increase in strength, as symbolized by the growing of horns, which always symbolize power (good or bad).

1Enoch 89:9-11 Then I kept seeing till one great horn sprouted on one of those sheep, and he opened their (the lambs) eyes, and they had vision in them and their eyes were opened. He cried aloud to the sheep, and all the rams saw him and ran unto him. (1Enoch; Pseudoepigrapha, James Charlesworth).

The ram with the "great horn" "opens the eyes" of the others probably by revealing God’s plan for the messianic age. I believe He is the final prophet to come. The rams are the strongest ones among the lambs and sheep, and run to join the final prophet (one with the great horn) after the revelation is made to them.

1Enoch 89:11-12 In spite of this, all those eagles, vultures, ravens, and kites until now continue to rip the sheep (Christians and Jews) swooping down on them and eating them. As for the sheep they remain silent; but the rams are lamenting and crying aloud. Those ravens gather and battle with him (the large horned ram/prophet) and seek to remove his horn (his power), but without success. (James Charlesworth). (my parentheses)

In the verse above , we witness the persecution and killing of the sheep (predominantly Jews and Christians). The stronger ones among the Christians (the rams) cry out and lament while the rest of the sheep remain silent and blind..

1Enoch 89:13 I saw thereafter the shepherds coming; and those vultures and kites cried aloud to the ravens so that they would smash the horn of that ram with the great horn (the prophet). But he (the prophet) battled with them, and they (shepherds) fought each other, and he (prophet) cried aloud, while battling them, so that God’s help would come. (James Charlesworth). (my parentheses)

The shepherds are the misleaders who are supposed to be tending the flock, but are instead killing and enslaving the sheep. The ram with the great horn (the Dabela), the final prophet, calls to God for help as he battles against the agents of evil (shepherd leaders and henchmen ravens).

1Enoch 89:21 Then I (Enoch) perceived that the man came who had written down the names of the shepherds, and who ascended up before the Lord of the sheep.

1Enoch 89:22 He (the man) brought assistance, and caused every one to see him descending to the help of the dabela.

The "Lord of the sheep" is Melchizedek and the "dabela" is the ram with the great horn, the Final Prophet. The man who writes down the iniquities of the shepherds is an unidentified helper or assistant of Melchizedek’s. This helper "descends" to the aid of the prophet in plain sight for "everyone" to see! How does he descend in plain sight?

1Enoch 89:23 I perceived likewise that the Lord of the sheep came to them in wrath, while all those who saw him fled away; all fell down in his tabernacle before his face; while all the eagles, the avest, ravens, and kites assembled, and brought with them all the sheep of the field.

The Lord of the sheep (Melchizedek) comes to his tabernacle (? temple) and all fall down "before his face." The sheep (faithful Christians and Jews) are gathered up by the eagles and other birds.

1Enoch 89:24 All came together, and strove to break the horn of the dabela.

This line makes little sense as the dabela (horned ram) has already been "helped" and is presumably out of danger, but 89:24 still has the prophet under attack.

1Enoch 89:25 Then I saw, that the man who wrote the book at the word of the Lord, opened the book of destruction, of that destruction which the last twelve shepherds wrought; and pointed out before the Lord of the sheep, that they destroyed more than those who preceded them.

1Enoch 89:26 I saw also that the Lord of the sheep came to them, and taking in his hand the scepter of his wrath seized the earth, which became rent asunder; while all the beasts and birds of heaven fell from the sheep and sunk into the earth, which closed over them.

Melchizedek, grasping his scepter (like his sickle in Revelation) of power, causes a tectonic event, which kills the ones who commit evil, but saves the sheep under attack. The Dead Sea Scrolls also symbolizes the Messiah by the scepter.

1Enoch 89:27 I saw, too, that a large sword was given to the sheep, who went forth against all the beasts of the field to slay them (Psalm 149:9).

Here, some type of weapon is given to the sheep (faithful Jews and Christians) to "slay the beasts of the field."

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