IS THERE AN ALLEGORY? WHAT DEEPER MEANING!
The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, I smell it in the air. —J.R.R.Tolkien.
n his epic fantasy ‘The Lord of the Rings’, J.R.R. Tolkien transports us to Middle Earth where the evil forces of Sauron, Lord of Mordor, have brought great darkness throughout the land. Although the parallels with today’s war-filled world are obvious, there has been much debate about whether The Lord of the Rings was written as an allegory. Tolkien himself stated once that he “dislikes allegory in all its manifestations.”
Later, however, Tolkien wrote, “Of course, Allegory and Story converge, meeting somewhere in Truth.
What is the “Truth” that Tolkien’s epic imparts? Is ‘The Lord of the Rings’ a prophetic vision of our present tumultuous times when war, violence, greed, hatred and destruction threaten to envelop us in darkness? When asked about Frodo’s efforts to struggle on and destroy the ring, Tolkien said
“That seems more like an allegory of the human race. I’ve always been impressed that we’re here surviving because of the indomitable courage of quite small people against impossible odds. … They struggle on, almost blindly in a way.”
All italicized text is taken from The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
No parallel is perfect. No allegory precise!
CLASSIFICATION OF CREATURES.
THE METAPHYSICAL ENTITIES:
Eru-Iluvitar: Obviously God.
Melkor: Satan of course, fallen archangel, exiled to Earth from the Spiritual Paradise.
Sauron: The son of Satan, the archetypical Antichrist.
The Elves: Entities that are unlike men, immortal! They obviously represent the angels of heaven, watching & sometimes assisting or even temporarily possessing good men from their spiritual immortal plane. They have armies of warring angels, the impressive inconquerable hosts of heaven.
The Orcs: Fallen elves! In other words, the hords of fallen angels, 1/3 of the original numbers who rebelled against their Creator, and were exiled to this planet, where they fight over men’s souls to win them over to the cause of their master Sauron.
The Humans: Simply that!–Men! Men with personal temptations and faults, sometimes deceived by the Enemy, sometimes on the side of the angelic elves, but most of the time not, just fighting for their own tribal interests, disunited, feuding amongst themselves, their leadership tempted to take the ring, only to destroy themselves, when they try to undo the seperation of church and state. A pitiful lot most of the time, except for a few noble exceptions..
The Hobbits: Unpretentious, little, meek, spiritually re-born, children, offspring of God, humble enough so God can trust them to save the World. Happy people with little ambition other than to enjoy the good life of wine, women, children, gardens, country, songs, beer and sometimes a “smoke”? Ha!
The Dwarfs: Now that’s the tough one, but I’d say perhaps a few grouchy money-minded carnal materialistic gold-diggers. But only those with a golden heart, like Grimli, are ready to help out in the Eternal cause against Evil, when hard-pressed to do so. ( This is a long shot! Maybe you have a better explanation.)
THE 2 MAIN SPIRITUAL FIGURES:
Saruman: The epitome & arch symbol of the leading Earthly corrupt Evil Spiritual ruler, almost always the Dark Illuminist Forces of Satan behind the scenes of this World. The religious rulers or Pharisees of Jesus’ times who persecuted and crucifiedHim, and the similar forces of today, persecuting His children of today. As well as the coming False Prophet that will turn the world to the worship of the New Agey coming Antichrist, Sauron!
Gandalf: The Christ man, who dies for the salvation of the others, killed by the Balrog, but rises again to help his pilgrims from the Spirit world, with greater powers over Evil than before. Before his resurrection Gandalf the Grey, and after an invincible Gandalf the White, who leads his chosen forces to victory, even if only from behind the scenes!
ON TO THE STORY OF ‘THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING’
The basic theme is the final pilgrimage of the humble Hobbits to destroy Evil, not just for themselves, but for all Creation, to save the fate of Earth. They complete the Quest assisted by all the forces of Good united: All for one, and one for all! Good Elves, Humans, Dwarfs, Hobbits, representing: Good angels, Good Kings, good Spiritual leaders, good Humans, good sinners.
“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
The last ring, forged by Satan & his son, is the quest of Man but at the same time, his temptation, the final fruit of eating of the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil! It was dispersed by Satan himself to gather man to himself. But when man is yielded to Good, he can liberate himself from Satan’s temptation, by carrying the ring to its final destruction. But there are very few strong enough to carry and dispose of it. The ring, once almost destroyed by a man, King Isildur, was lost & then re-discovered in Middle Earth times by Smeagol, who quickly fell under its spell, killing his own brother.
Smeagol represents all those who pioneered the Quest plus its heavy temptations, but failed and fell under the spell of the power of Evil. Adam, Israel of old, and the Christian apostates of yesteryear until today! They were not able to complete the quest but yielded even to the bad power side of the ring out of pride, for politics & possessions for themselves.
Israel of old, except for the few good exceptions like Moses, King David & some others, was once entrusted with the oracles of God, but refused to share its words with the Goyim Gentiles, and kept “the ring” for themselves by yielding to the cleverness of the Devil, greedily gathering the Earth’s gold to rule the World. But that’s how they lost their “precious” & how Satan “found, brought & bound them in the darkness of Mordor.”
Smeagol killing his own brother, represents Cain, Judas, backsliding Israel, killing their own Messiah and prophets of Love, purely for gain, lust for power and politics, and Christian Apostacy of days of yore and today! But also Amerika (& Britain) the Whore fornicating with the Sarumanic Beast selling their soul to Satan! “Their precious!” And so all of these slowly turned into the despicable yet pitiful pathetic Gollum.
Yet Gandalf chides Frodo when about to damn the traitorous wretch:
“Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise can not see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.”
And as it turns out even the traitor has its place in leading the Hobbits into Mordor and eventually through his greed helps to destroy the Evil Ring with his own death.
Bilbo looks a little like a saintly old priest! He happened to find the ring. He almost kind of swiped it from Gollum, which was his own fault as he had lost it. “Finders keepers, Losers weepers.”
Bilbo represents formal Christianity since the Early Church went astray & began building churchbuildings until today. Bilbo like Gollum, is also under the spell of the ring, but does not yield to its Evil as bad & degenerate as the Apostates. He uses it merely for his own ends, yet not really sharing his answers with the rest of the Hobbits, keeping it for himself, putting it on for tricks, like making himself invisible. The temptations of power, politics & financial gain the ring gives, are almost too much for him too, as the dark forces come closer to find the ring, as the Time of the End draws near. And so Gandalf comes by to give Bilbo a “hint” to retire to Rivendel, write his memoirs, & to pass the Ring & its Quest he failed to go on, to his cousin Frodo!
Enter Gandalf the Grey. Gandalf is like Christ in disguise, returning from a distant Eternal past, to intervene & twist Bilbo’s arm to “please be so kind as to step out of the way, retire, write yourr memoirs, but pass that ring on to a younger new generation”, who will most likely do a better job with the Ring than he did! And so reluctantly Bilbo gives in, handing the ring to Frodo. Later at Rivendel, he also passes to Frodo “Sting” his elvish dagger, and the invincible “Mythril” protective armor. The dagger represents the offensive spiritual weapon of the Word of God, and the armour the spiritual weaponry of God’s child, the breastplate of righteousness.
Frodo & Sam Endtime Saviors of the World
Frodo & Sam, the younger generation of Hobbits & saviors of Middle Earth, represent the New Wave, the Latter Day disciples of God’s Endtime movement, predestined, prophesied & predicted by the Oracles of God the prophets to carry the quest to its ultimate fulfillment, even through “Great Tribulation” in Mordor.
In this final Endtime of the World, once more the nations of men are deceived by Satan’s Sauron, his soon to arise last World ruler, the legendary Antichrist. Sauron-possessed Saruman, the Illuminist Elite of International Bankers, works through his political Wormtongues undermining the courts of Anglo Saxon Kings, and through the well-trained Uruk Hai of Bilderbergers, Zionists, Skull & Bones, and Round Tablers, etc. corrupting Western politicians supposed to represent its humans, but who do not!
The armies of Orcs represent the hordes of evil men & angels, all 19th and 20th century “isms” all working together through fear toward the rule of Sauron over Middle Earth, the New World Order rising from the West!
The Orcs having sold their souls to Satan Sauron “for human flesh”, are disposed under Saruman’s orders, manifesting themselves physically, as demons do, through possession of their NWO partisans, politicians plus their show armies of Haradrim of Republicanism, Liberalism, Fascism, Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Anarchism, Atheism, Nihilism, Skepticism, Secular Humanism, Green-ism, NeoTechnism, etc., etc.
Gandalf: “Not only orcs but men as well, legions of Haradrim from the South. Mercenaries from the Coast. All will answer Mordor’s call. This will be the end of Gondor as we know it.”
Sam is part of Frodo, his better half, his alter ego, his true companion and brother in the faith, almost as deserving as Frodo, through his faithfulness, loyalty and obedience. Not just to Frodo, but to the quest, the keeping of the ring even when Frodo fails through disunity and distrust sowed between them by the wretch Gollum.
The Nine Nazgul & the Witch-king of Angmar at Minas Morgul.
Each had accepted a ring of power from Sauron: a ring which imbued its wearers with sorcerous abilities and great longevity. Each had used their rings to enhance and expand their kingdoms to even greater limits. But the power of the rings was bought at a terrible price. For the same ring that imbued its wearer with power and life also increasingly subjected his will to that of the Dark-lord, until after many years the Nine were but cyphers in which the Dark-lord could act out his own wishes. When Sauron perished at the end of the Second-age, the nine, so closely bound up to him, perished also. When the Dark-lord re-emerged from the shadow in the Third-age, the nine re-appeared also. What lingering mortal qualities they may have still possessed before the destruction were now entirely gone, and they now appeared as the terrible shadow beings, famous in the Third-age as the Ringwraiths.
These 9 originally great and powerful Lords, the Nazgul, represent all historic forerunners of the coming Antichrist: Gengis Khan, Alexander the Great, Nero, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. These Machiavellan Dark Lords of yore who for a ring of power sold their soul to Sauron, are the living dead. Earth’s former Satanic rulers don’t just live on in the collective memory of Mankind, but they still today inspire their spiritual heir of today, Saruman & his traitors of mankind from the other side. They are still all in Satan’s service in the unseen state of Hades the spiritworld. They’ve gone on to their reward there to discover who really are the most dangerous enemies to the Quest for World dominon! Simple little Hobbits of God’s Children! And thus they now haunt and fight the humble Halflings & the Fellowship of the Ring, to either gather them also under the spell of Sauron through the last ring or to totally destroy them.
Strider, or rather Aragorn the heir of Isildur, has no confidence in himself as the heir of Gondor. He depises his heritage of failing to destroy the ring when Isildur had the chance. He is a humble man, and resists the temptations to appropriate the ring for himself very well. He’s only interested in helping the cause with no thought for his own enrichment or power. A rare strong human with no other designs than to see the ring destroyed and to help the Hobbits reach the end of their quest. He brings the Hobbits in contact with the Elves and Elrond.
Aragorn represents the few righteous rulers, kings or powerbearers of today who do not care for themselves nor lend themselves as stooges for Satan’s Antichrist New World Order of today. Whereas Gandalf represents the spiritual Christ figure, Aragorn almost represents another role of Christ, the returning Lord at the Time of the very End, to inherit the Kingdom prepared for him by his Father, at the end of the Battle of Armageddon.
Elves & Elrond
The immortal Elves are like the everpresent angels of God. who today more than ever before, play an undeniable role in the affairs of men. They’re not the Cherub-type mockeries of American churchy female dreamy website stuff, but powerful eternal beings who stand under the orders of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ! They are very much involved with the last Holy Quest of the few remaining righteous men that resist the power of the Ring and are called and chosen to destroy it in Mount Doom. As it says in the 2.500 years old Holy Scriptures of the Prophet Daniel [12:1] “
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
“Men are not as weak as He supposed; there is courage still. Strength enough perhaps to challenge Him. Sauron fears this.”
A Two Pronged Battle
The battle against Evil is fought on two levels, on the spiritual personal level by the Halflings laying down their lives to carry the Quest to its destiny, but also on the physical geo-political level of good kings and nations fighting evil men and Sauron & his “New World Order” armies.
But the pride of man is strong and even good Kings have many weaknesses interfering with the unity between the warriors for the cause. Only godly men like Gandalf & Aragorn, are able to meld the parties together in spite of all obstacles and defeats.
Gandalf: “If the Beacons of Gondor are lit, Rohan must be ready for war.”
Theoden: “Tell me, why should we ride to the aid of those who did not come to ours?”
Denethor: “I know who rides with Theoden of Rohan. Oh yes, word has reached my ears of this Aragorn son of Arathorn, and I tell you now: I will not bow to this ranger from the North! ‘Last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship.”
Gandalf: “Authority is not given to you to deny the return of the king, Steward! As steward you’re charged with the defence of the city! Where are Gondor’s armies?!”
Denethor: “Rule of Gondor is mine and no other’s!!!”
“Minas Tirith – City of Kings.” Political Christianity
Denethor represents the Wordly powers of popes, priests & Christendom, mere stewards of its institutions and bullwarks, that are about to cave in under pressure and treason of Sauron. Denethor is not interested in the return of the King, just as present secular powers of Christianity are neither interested in the person or the return of the real King, Christ. They are only interested in power, nothing more, and are powerless and reluctant to fight the battles of the Lord to save the earthly Kingdom of God and its people.
Pippin, the foolish part of the fellowship of the Ring, sells himself into the corrupt service of Denthor, as many sincere Christians give themselves to serving the secular forces of false Christianity, rather than to the real battle of the Fellowship. But Pippin is delivered after Gandalf knocks Denethor on the head who then commits suicide. Thus ends Institutionalised Christianity at the beginning of Great Tribulation!
Théoden VO: “So it is before the walls of Minas Tirith, the doom of our time will be decided.”
“Mordor” where the Dark Kingdom is based: The bastions of the evil secret societies behind much of the banking, global institutes, supra-government, etc.
Mordor represents the dark domain where the all-seeing eye of collectivist surveillance rules. The ring has to be taken there to be destroyed inside Mount Doom where it was created by the dark powers of Satan. As soon as the ring of power is destroyed the eye vanishes, the towers fall, and Mordor fully disintegrates, its forces are swallowed up by the Earth, at the end of the humongous Batlle of Armageddon, where all the armies of the Earth will gather to do battle for and against the rule of Satan!
Jesus said, “Upon this rock [the fact that He is Christ the son of God] I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Gandalf:: “We come to it at last…The great battle of our time. The board is set. The pieces are moving. “
Prophets and seers throughout the ages have foretold a cataclysmic end of the world. Nostradamus wrote in his quatrains of a final “antichrist” and a fiery, bloody great war:“ “By fire he will destroy their city. A cold and cruel heart. Blood will pour. Mercy to none.”
The Hebrew prophets Isaiah and Daniel predicted that in the time of the end
“there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time;” and “darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people.”
Jesus also warned His disciples that in these last days,
“Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Many prophecy scholars agree that the world stage is rapidly being set for the final great showdown between the forces of good and evil. In the book of Revelation the prophet John envisioned an unearthly creature rising from the depths, a monster that derives his power from a dragon representative of the powers of darkness:
“I saw a beast rise up out of the sea…and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.”
According to numerous Biblical prophecies, this beast is personified in a powerful political figure who will unite the globe into a one-world government and demand the allegiance of all nations.
“And all the world marveled and followed the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?’ … And power was given him [the beast] over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,”said Frodo.
“So do I,”said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Although The Lord of the Rings describes an unthinkable evil, the underlying message is that there is always hope in the face of great darkness. When asked about Frodo’s efforts to struggle on and destroy the ring, Tolkien said, “That seems more like an allegory of the human race. I’ve always been impressed that we’re here surviving because of the indomitable courage of quite small people against impossible odds. … They struggle on, almost blindly in a way.” With so much darkness we can be tempted to wonder what’s the use of a little light, a little good, a little love.
Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
This message of hope for the meek, the weak, the powerless, and the downtrodden that is central to The Lord of the Rings was proclaimed by Jesus when He said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” Jesus was not born in power, but in meekness. His life began in a humble stable, His father was a simple carpenter, and His disciples were unlearned fishermen. He was a “companion of harlots,” and was called a demon-possessed bastard by the self-righteous religious leaders of His day, who finally crucified Him to stop the spread of His doctrine that threatened to overthrow their powerful religious establishment.
“This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields, to shake the towers and counsels of the Great. Who of all the Wise could have foreseen it?”
Jesus’ radical message that brought such fear to the hearts of the ruling powers of His time was a message of love—true love, the love of God and the love of fellowman— the greatest force in the universe that will ultimately vanquish all evil. It is man’s rejection of the love of God and His loving laws that causes him to be selfish, unloving, vicious, and cruel—man’s inhumanity to man, which is so apparent in today’s weary world with its enslavement by oppression, tyranny, exploitation and the tortures of war. All of these evils are caused by man’s lack of love for God and each other and defiance of His laws of love and faith and peace and harmony with Him, each other, and His whole creation.
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. Some there are among us who sing that the Shadow will draw back and peace shall come again. “
When Jesus was cruelly crucified, it seemed that the lights had gone out in the world and that His message of love had been quenched. But He had promised His disciples that His Spirit would live on in them as they spread the light of His love to others. He also said that He would one day return to conquer evil, hatred and all the wicked works of the Dark Lord and establish God’s kingdom of love on Earth. That day is coming soon! You can have Jesus’ spirit of love within your heart by praying this simple prayer: “Dear Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me. Please forgive me for my sins, come into my heart, and give me Your free gift of eternal life! In Jesus’ name I pray.” If you like to know more, how this little prayer saved you forever, click here
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