The Good Guise

Penny Lane

The studies that were completed in regards to the two witnesses during and after the month of July, 2005 allowed a number of conclusions regarding them and their efforts to be reached. One of the more substantial of these conclusions was that a firm understanding of the two witnesses would not be possible until a thorough and complete understanding of the song Penny Lane transpires. Though this song is by no means the only one worthy of appearing in this explanation of the two witnesses, it serves to accomplish two very important things – it shows us that John and Paul were the two witnesses, plus it tells us what the prophecies pertain to.

As has already been disclosed and discussed in the Introduction, the 1,260 day period of prophecy commenced with the Sgt. Pepper recording sessions. There is much to be gained by focusing on the very first song that was released by Paul McCartney during the period of prophecy as well as the very first song released by John Lennon during the period of prophecy. [89] The first release happens to be the Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever single and these two initial songs released during the period of prophecy are further justified in terms of research and study because Paul McCartney is attributed as being the primary author of one of them, Penny Lane, and John Lennon has the distinction of being seen as the primary author of the other one, Strawberry Fields Forever.

I have read that John and Paul debated over which song of this particular release was to be the A side, with the end result being that the release was eventually classified as a double A side release. This seems to be the case from a business aspect as well, as the revenues from sales of the single were apparently divided equally between the two songs, preventing either song from peaking strongly on the charts. This distinction appears to be a fair one and therefore both of these songs should be considered to be the first song to be released during the period of prophecy. Of course, now that we understand that the single Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever is the first release of the period of prophecy it makes perfect sense that John and Paul sought and found equanimity by having both songs labeled as being the first song to be released during the period of prophecy.

As has already been stated, a clear biblical interpretation of Penny Lane serves to further substantiate the claim that John and Paul were the two witnesses. To that end, if we are to conclude that John and Paul were the two witnesses we must also conclude that every song released during the period of prophecy must relate to the two witnesses and/or the prophecies that they delivered. Should not the first of these be songs that carry substantial prophetic or biblical significance? What is the initial statement in these first songs of the period of prophecy coming forth from the two witnesses? Should not the first song from either of the two witnesses support the notion that indeed the period of prophecy has commenced?

If we are to understand the song Penny Lane in a new – the new, correct manner – it is vital that we do not fall back upon prior explanations of this song’s origin and/or intended meaning. We can’t allow existing preconceptions of the song hinder any potential progress that may be made regarding the understanding of the song. There is much to be said that is positive regarding this approach, as one’s preconceptions have a substantial negative impact on the ability to understand what is being conveyed to the listener through the music of the two witnesses. [90]

John and Paul had the incredible ability to draw from the observable external world while writing lyrics. They used the objects of the tangible world we all exist together in to deliver prophecy in a symbolic manner. They accomplished this by incorporating common phrases, people, or locations of their day in their craft; weaving them together in a very poetic, symbolically profound manner. This aspect of how the two witnesses accomplished what they did is of no small import; quite the opposite is true. John and Paul accomplished all they did by talking about events and places that were all around them, allowing for either a symbolic or literal interpretation to take place. It is this technique that has allowed the prophecies of the two witnesses to remain undetected. If you consider yourself an artist try imagining the accomplishment of a feat such as this; that is, the willful manifestation of every prophecy put forth in The Bible that can be related to the two witnesses in a manner that would allow this remarkable accomplishment to remain undetected by anyone for some thirty-five years.

The two witnesses used the various components of their physical world as vehicles with which to deliver their intended message to the world. This approach is nothing new, for anyone that understands how Jesus Christ conveyed his message knows that he often talked to the masses in parables. We should understand that the two witnesses delivered to this current generation of Christians, as well as to future Christian generations, a religious message that remains to this day still perfectly hidden to the unbelievers; those individuals that accept only those things that can be collectively measured.

There is a very practical reason for this use of parables when both Jesus Christ and the two witnesses delivered their respective messages to the world. When one fully understands the message that the two witnesses delivered, it will be understood that their efforts put forth during the period of prophecy were, and still are, intended to change the world, [91] but in a manner that makes the change that occurred during the 1960’s look trivial and small. The two witnesses are very similar to Jesus Christ in this respect; neither Jesus Christ nor the two witnesses did what they did to save your lifestyle as it exists here in this present world, be it a Christian one or not, here on earth. No, they came to destroy it so that the Establishment can come into being. Jesus Christ even states that he did not come to bring us peace but to tear us apart from one another:

Matthew 10:34-35
Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.
I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to turn a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Worth noting is that all of the inter-personal relationships [92] mentioned in the passage above all incorporate in them the concept of one generation against the next generation. Why is there no mention of brother against brother or husband against wife? The answer to this question is because these are same-generation relationships. Approaching this passage from this perspective shows us that, more than likely, this passage is intended to indicate that the final surge needed to bring about the Establishment will take place quickly, within a single generation. When that happens we will see that the generation that exists after the Establishment has occurred will be vastly different from the generation that immediately preceded it.

Churches tend to explain to its parishioners that Jesus Christ talked in parables because he did not want those in power to realize what he was saying; that he knew they would react violently if they thought that he was going to become a powerful person and eventually usurp their power. Actually, Jesus Christ had a much different outcome in mind. Jesus Christ spoke in parables because he knew that he would have to destroy everything man-made, including this final civilization of man to make way for the Establishment. To put all of this another way, Jesus Christ had no intention of establishing himself as a more powerful person in the world he was surrounded by. His real intention, his primary goal, was to destroy completely the world he was surrounded by. It has to be that way in order for the Establishment to take place. Speaking symbolically in parables to deliver a message such as this turns out to be a necessity, for what audience wants to be directly told that their world will eventually be destroyed?

With all the above in this chapter being said, hopefully you can come to understand that since the primary goal of the two witnesses is to help bring about the Establishment they, like Jesus Christ, also needed to be very careful in terms of how their message to the public was delivered during their 1,260 day period of prophecy. No civilization will tolerate for long a story that ends with the destruction of the very civilization that the story is being told to.

So, without further preparatory comments, let’s turn our attention now to the song Penny Lane.

Penny Lane – The Title

Inspired, hidden pieces of information can be extracted from The Bible when one learns that it is possible to derive the intended meaning of a passage by studying other areas of The Bible that contain similar passages. [93] The lyrics of John and Paul are also able to be approached and understood in this same manner. The ability to gain an understanding of a particular lyrical phrase of theirs is sometimes only possible when one cross-references its use in one area with its use in another. For example, if we examine the body of Lennon-McCartney works created in support of the period of prophecy we find that the word penny occurs in just two different songs. Once here in the title and body of the song Penny Lane and once again in the song Taxman, which appears on Revolver.

In Taxman, we find the use of the word pennies being associated to a time that a person dies. In Taxman we are presented with a scenario in which pennies are placed on a dead person’s eyes to presumably pay the cost incurred by the dead as they travel to a new destination; a destination that can be classified in general terms as heaven. With the use of the word pennies in Taxman we must acknowledge that a connotation of one traveling to a better world exists in this particular usage of the word pennies.

By transferring this connotation associated with pennies in Taxman to the word Penny in Penny Lane we find that the song titled Penny Lane can successfully incorporate that connotation as well. However, there is a difference between these two distinct appearances of the word penny; that is, the song Penny Lane addresses the traveling of the human being towards a heaven prior to its death – while still existing in a mortal, living state. Taxman, on the other hand, addresses the traveling that must take place after mortal life has concluded.

Once one acknowledges and accepts the aforementioned it can be seen that what is being conveyed by the two witnesses with this song titled

Penny Lane

is that the title is intended to convey at a high level the following to the observant listener:

The road that must be traveled in order to reach heaven.

Or, to replace the after-life term heaven that is found in this phrase with something more applicable to the living, human experience, we can say that the phrase Penny Lane could be translated as follows:

The road that must be traveled to arrive at the Establishment.

With this new understanding of the phrase, Penny Lane, comes also additional proof that great insight can be gained about a particular passage in a body of work, be it The Bible or a series of Lennon-McCartney songs, if one takes the time to refer to other passages in which the same or closely related terminology is employed, for often that terminology is used elsewhere in conjunction with meaningful symbols and imagery not contained directly in the passage you are currently seeking to understand. However, this process is not just a mechanical act; one must also have an active level of inspiration within them. It is these short bursts of inspiration that result in one gaining a meaningful understanding of what is being stated.

Let’s turn now to the lyrics found in the body of the song by first identifying the various components of the song and then by showing how it was that the two witnesses defined these terms. If we break the song down into variables and define each of them it should be fairly easy to see what is being said throughout the song.

The following people (P) appear in the song Penny Lane:

P1. Banker
P2. Barber
P3. Fireman
P4. Little children
P5. Queen
P6. Nurse
P7. Customer

The following items (I) appear in the song Penny Lane:

I1. A head he has had the pleasure to know
I2. Photograph
I3. Motorcar
I4. Mac
I5. Blue suburban skies
I6. Hourglass
I7. Portrait of a Queen
I8. Fire engine
I9. A four of fish and finger pies
I10. Shelter
I11 Roundabout
I12. Poppies from a tray

The following actions (A) take place in the song Penny Lane:

A1. Barber shaves a customer
A2. Banker waits for a trim
A3. Rain is pouring
A4. Fireman rushes in
A5. Barber shows photographs
A6. People stop and say hello
A7. Little children laugh
A8. Nurse sells poppies

The following non-action (N) takes place in the song Penny Lane:

N1. Banker never wears a mac

The next portion of this chapter discusses each of the items above. The chapter ends with a paraphrased interpretation of the song.

The Fireman (P3)
The Fireman Rushes In (A4)
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The two witnesses delivered prophecy for 1,260 days in the form of anagrams and numerical statements. However, it would be impossible to even begin to contemplate such an event taking place, let alone the identification and translation of those anagrams and numerical statements, unless the two witnesses were able to leave enough information elsewhere in their artistic efforts so that a person could be properly motivated to seek and find the prophecies.

As is true when trying to understand any aspect of the two witnesses, the lyrics of Penny Lane, or of any song produced during the 1,260 day period of prophecy for that matter, are able to be related directly to the efforts of the two witnesses but only when those lyrics are seen as being primarily symbolic and approached with no preconceptions.

For example, take the use of the word Fireman in the song Penny Lane. You know what a fireman is [94] and want to conclude that this must be what the use of the word here in the song refers to with its usage here in Penny Lane. Unfortunately, gaining an understanding of the two witnesses and all they accomplished is not that basic or straight-forward.

When one considers the biblical aspect of the two witnesses, one should keep in mind that it is only at Revelation 11:3 that we find a direct reference to the two witnesses. Revelation 11:4-12 are passages that serve to directly further describe the two witnesses. If a relationship between something and the two witnesses exists, then these ten biblical passages will more than likely, in one manner or another, be involved in that relationship.

One of those passages, Revelation 11:5, proves useful here and is as follows:

If anyone tries to harm them
fire comes from their mouths
and devours their enemies.

Paul McCartney shows us here what it means to be an inspired artistic genius for he took the passage above and concluded that people such as the ones described in this passage could be individually or collectively called a fireman since fire is able to come forth from these two witnesses. By establishing this symbolic relationship we understand now that the fireman depicted in Penny Lane represents the two witnesses. In the song, the fireman rushes in, indicating that the two witnesses will enter upon the scene unannounced and with certainty, which is how it happened.

Hourglass (I6)
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If the fireman represents the two witnesses, then why does the fireman have an hourglass? The answer to this question is found by going back to the passage in Revelation 11:3:

And I will appoint my two witnesses…

With this passage we are being told that the two witnesses are slated to appear at a specific time; that is, the two witnesses can only come into existence when the one who is doing the appointing determines that it is time for the two witnesses to prophesy. Realizing this, it makes great sense, from a symbolic standpoint, that the fireman would possess an hourglass.

Portrait of a Queen (I7)
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This item in the song is associated directly with the fireman since the portrait of a Queen is located in the fireman’s pocket. To understand this phrase we should first understand who the Queen is.

Queen (P5)
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Jesus Christ has been portrayed as a king and in many respects this is an accurate way to look at him. This notion of him being a king stems primarily from the accusations that were made of him being the king of the Jews. In Mark 15:2 Pilate asks Jesus Christ point blank,

Are you the king of the Jews?

Again, when Pilate brought Jesus Christ and Barabbas before the crowds he says, in Mark 15:9, the following:

Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?

Pilate continues on with this king reference in Mark 15:12 by saying:

What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?

Again, in Luke 23:2 Jesus Christ is labeled as a king:

….He (Jesus Christ) opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be messiah, a king.

Luke 23 continues on with passages that infer Jesus Christ is a king. John 18 also contains passages that refer to Jesus Christ as being a king. In addition to these references found in The Gospels the culmination of Revelation is the Establishment, which embodies the notion of a king in his kingdom.

We are able to say, as you can see from the above passages, that Jesus Christ could be thought of as a king in many respects. Of course, if a king marries then his wife would be known as the queen. Mary Magdalene has been the subject of much controversy over the years and this is due in part because it is said in more than a few circles that she was the wife of Jesus Christ. If we wish to acknowledge this supposed relationship then we must say that Mary Magdalene could be thought of as the Queen.

So, with everything being considered we can understand why it is that the song Penny Lane says that the fireman, who represents the two witnesses, has in his pocket a portrait of the Queen, or Mary Magdalene. If we think of this portrait as being something that shows a likeness of Mary Magdalene or as something that was created from her everything falls into place nicely, as the two witnesses delivered prophecy that deals in part with the finding of her living descendants. If we acknowledge that a living descendant could be seen as looking like, coming from, or being representative of their respective descendants we can understand that this portrait of a Queen phrase is a symbolic reference to the descendants of Mary Magdalene.

With this being said about the fireman, the hourglass, the Queen, and the portrait of the Queen we can conclude that this particular area of the song is making the following statement:

The two witnesses will come at a specific time
and provide information
that will result in the identification
of the living descendants of Mary Magdalene.

Fire Engine (I8)
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Penny Lane states that the fireman keeps his fire engine clean. Since the driving force of the two witnesses is a power coming directly from God we can see that it makes perfect sense that this driving force is clean, or free of sin. [95]

A Four of Fish and Finger Pies (I9)
Blue Suburban Skies (I5)
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This line of the song Penny LaneA Four of Fish and Finger Pies – is found in the refrain of the song and carries with it information that is fairly significant in terms of understanding the two witnesses and their period of prophecy.

This line references fish and finger pies, and four of them at that. What are these fish and finger pies? In order to answer that correctly we need to define each component of this phrase, that being 1) fish, 2) finger, and 3) pies. If we do this then we should be able to merge the three together in some meaningful manner.

The word fish is one of the greatest symbols associated with Jesus Christ, for it is through the symbol of a fish that Christ is often depicted both in regards to his very being as well as in regards to the work that he accomplished. For example, he called on his disciples to work in a manner that would make them fishers of men. Also, one of the more popular symbols is one that portrays Jesus Christ as a fish. A variation of that symbol is shown below:

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The word finger brings a divine/mortal balance to the phrase with its use because the word finger connotes something that is mortal, or from man. In short, we can think of fish as being the spiritual component and finger as being the mortal component. This dichotomous relationship is in perfect accordance with scripture because the very essence of Jesus Christ himself is that he is the end result of what happens when something divine merges together with something mortal.

A pie is a symbolic term that is used during the period of prophecy to represent the albums that were released during the period of prophecy. If we look at the releases by John and Paul during the period of prophecy there were nine singles, one EP, and four LPs released. Those four LPs are, of course:

Sgt. (Sergeant) Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles (The White Album)
Yellow Submarine
Abbey Road

The two witnesses chose to think and talk about their LP releases as being pies for a couple of reasons. First, the albums are round, much like a pie would be, and also contain multiple songs just as a pie would be made up of many slices. Also, the two witnesses pictured their musical products as something that was supposed to be consumed; eaten, if you will. For this reason they arrived at this pie symbol because a pie contains within it those very same characteristics – that it is physically round, comprised of many pieces and that it will be consumed, or digested. Continuing on with this same symbolic line of reasoning, it could be said that the albums of The Beatles have been eaten and digested, so to speak, by hundreds of millions, if not billions, of listeners.

So with this last portion of the refrain in Penny Lane we can conclude that what is being told to us is:

There will be four albums released during the period of prophecy
and the content of these albums will be created
as a result of both divine and mortal efforts.

Once we arrive at this interpretation of this portion of the refrain of Penny Lane we can reasonably conclude that the entire period of prophecy was already defined artistically at the beginning of the period of prophecy in terms of releases that would be made by the two witnesses since here we have a direct reference to the number of albums that will be released over the course of the period of prophecy. In addition, the symmetry that exists from release to release during the period of prophecy is so strong that perhaps it could be said that every song that was released during that period was already in the works at the very beginning of the period of prophecy. At any rate, this interpretation of this portion of Penny Lane strengthens the notion that this is very close to the truth, as this line indicates exactly how many albums were to be released by the two witnesses during the period of prophecy.

The first part of this particular variation of the refrain is a line that talks about Penny Lane as being in the eyes and ears of, presumably, whoever is currently singing the song under blue suburban skies. The line is written in the first person tense, so whoever is singing the refrain could say that it is their eyes and ears that are being referred to. If you sing the refrain, it is your eyes and ears that are being referred to at that time. Of course, most people initially conclude without much of a second thought that since Paul McCartney wrote the song that it is his eyes and ears that we should always consider when hearing the song. However, let’s consider that this line is directly applicable to the person that is currently singing along with the song while listening to it.

If that is true and if a person such as you or I are currently singing this refrain then we should ask ourselves the following question:

What would be in our eyes and ears if we were currently singing the song Penny Lane? Well, what would be in my ears would be the song Penny Lane itself. How else could the song be sung along to if the song itself was not currently playing? Our eyes, on the other hand, would more than likely, at one point or another, be viewing some packaging related to the song Penny Lane. Or we could expound on this and say that our eyes would more than likely be looking at some artwork, or cover, related to a release of The Beatles. Furthermore, the lyrics state that the sky overhead is blue, indicating that it is free of rain, serving to symbolically indicate that those who sing this song during the period of prophecy will not realize that the song is the first message from the two witnesses. Once we arrive at this interpretation of this particular refrain we can expound on the last half of the refrain that was just discussed above and generally conclude that the entire refrain is a poetic restating of the following:

Information that moves humanity closer to
the Establishment [96]
is contained within the music [97] and artwork [98] of John and Paul, the two witnesses.
Those that are exposed to the song upon its release
will be unaware [99] that this is the case.
There will be four albums released during the period of prophecy
and the content of these albums will be created
as a result of both divine and mortal efforts.
[100]

Little Children (P4)
Banker (P1)
Mac (I4)
Motorcar (I3)
Little Children Laugh (A7)
Rain Is Pouring (A3)
Banker Never Wears A Mac (N1)
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Penny Lane contains a verse in which the little children are described as people that laugh at the banker in the motorcar. The banker, we are told in this verse, also never wears a mac, or raincoat, though it is currently pouring rain. With this verse we see that there are two types of characters that can be easily tied to The Gospels of Jesus Christ; that being the banker and the little children.

The Gospels can be used to derive useful definitions of both the banker and the little children. Mark 10:17 starts off a section of the book of Mark titled, The Rich and the Kingdom of God. In this story Jesus Christ says to a man….

‘..sell everything you have and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven’.

The same is said again in Luke 18:22.

A banker by his trade is someone that for a profession watches over money, counts it, loans it and secures it. As the passages in The Gospels noted above make mention of, a person such as this has a hard time getting close to God. It could even be suggested that these biblical passages serve to allow for the notion to be advanced that a banker would not even be able to acknowledge that a God exists.

The little children laugh at the banker in this verse. In The Gospels little children are talked about by Jesus Christ in a very reverent manner. In Matthew 19:14 Jesus Christ states:

Let the little children come to me and do not bother them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

This same general theme runs throughout The Gospels, making it clear that the little children are very blessed indeed. We can therefore conclude that these little children being referenced in this verse of Penny Lane represent those that follow Jesus Christ and his teachings.

We also see in this verse that the banker has a motorcar, which symbolically puts forth the notion that at the time the prophecies of the two witnesses are delivered and subsequently identified that the economic state of the world will be very active. With a global market currently on the rise as never before we can say that this aspect of the banker is currently being manifested today.

The banker also never wears a mac, or raincoat, though it is supposedly pouring rain. To understand what is being said here in the song we need to revisit how rain is to be understood in terms of the two witnesses. In the Introduction of this book it was concluded that rain is a symbolic term used to convey the transference of knowledge or prophecy from God to an individual or group of individuals.

By correctly understanding how rain was defined by the two witnesses, it is now possible to understand why the banker never wears a mac, or raincoat. The rain, or knowledge from God, can not be perceived by the banker. In other words, the two witnesses, the fireman, are experiencing first hand this rain, or knowledge, from God, but since the banker doesn’t even think that there is a God he is unable to perceive this rain, or prophecy, that is being sent by God. Because of this, he has no need for a mac, or raincoat.

(P6) Nurse
(I12) Poppies from a Tray
(I10) Shelter
(I11) Roundabout
(A8) Nurse Sells Poppies
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Another verse in the song Penny Lane talks of a nurse that sells poppies from a tray behind a shelter. This nurse also feels as if she’s in a play, and it turns out that she actually is in a play.

The word tray is often thought of as being a plate, or platter; however, another definition of the term proves more useful here in this song. In a game of cards the number three is often referred to as being a tray and this use of the word tray takes place elsewhere in various cultures when referring to the number three.

Christianity contains within it a very important aspect which can be tied directly to the number three – the Holy Trinity, also known as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Poppies, besides being thought of for the most part as being a type of flower, are also understood by those who use mind-altering drugs as being a reference to drugs that bring on mind-altering experiences. Poppies, to the drug user, would be understood as being a catalyst, one that would allow the person to bring on visions through the act of ingesting poppies. Prophecy can also be defined as the act of receiving a vision from God, or in this case, the Holy Trinity. It is possible to say that a hallucinogenic vision could be viewed as something that emulates the experience one goes through when receiving a vision from God.

In light of the above it is possible to surmise that this poppies from a tray phrase in the song Penny Lane is a symbolic phrase meant to represent prophecy from God.

The pretty nurse that is selling these prophecies from God is a symbol that embodies several characteristics. First, since the nurse is pretty we can conclude that she is pleasing to those that experience her; she is well-received, liked, and adored by those that meet her. Since she is a nurse we can conclude that she spends her time healing and soothing those that she comes in contact with. She also takes care of those she comes in contact with. In light of these characteristics we can reasonably conclude that it is The Beatles and their music that this nurse is meant to represent in this song. It could be argued that the impact of their music could be characterized as being soothing, healing, and caring.

Lastly, this selling poppies from a tray is taking place behind a shelter in the middle of a roundabout. How is this phrase to be understood?

John and Paul incorporated into their lyrics a literary technique that usually manifests itself during a typical hallucinogenic experience. If a person ever studies [101] the effects that taking LSD has upon a person one of the effects that would be identified is that a person on LSD experiences what is referred to as sensory overlap.

Sensory overlap is a term used to describe one aspect of the sensory experience a person goes through while under the influence of LSD. Sensory overlap is meant to describe how the things we normally touch, see, hear or taste are impacted while on LSD. For example, a person that is not under the influence of LSD feels and hears the wind blow when standing outside. However, a person under the influence of LSD may be able to see and taste that very same wind.

This same type of sensory overlap also applies to how human beings incorporate the concepts of space and time within themselves as well. A person not on LSD, when saying that they are sitting behind his or her parents, means that they are physically sitting behind them. If a person on LSD tells you that they are sitting behind his or her parents, that person is potentially telling you that he is alive further down the continuum we think of as time. In other words, the space continuum often is interchanged with the time continuum while on LSD, allowing for descriptive phrases normally associated with space to be used when describing time, and vice versa. For example, here are some examples of terms that are basically opposite of one another and so can be thought of as existing on either end of a space continuum:

Close……………………………………………………………………………….……Far away
In front of………………………………………………………………………………….Behind

When one considers what opposite terms exist in regards to a time continuum, the following would prove to be good examples:

Past……………………………………………………………………………………….Future
Early………………………………………………………………………………..………Late

Here in the song Penny Lane the nurse is behind the shelter. Of course, we initially conclude that this is saying that the nurse is physically standing behind a building or shelter of some sorts. However, when one incorporates this notion of sensory overlap into this particular phrase an entirely different meaning is derived from the phrase.

The concept of in back of or behind was just one of many concepts that the two witnesses poetically applied this notion of sensory overlap to while prophesying. Here, in Penny Lane, we have the phrase behind the shelter. By applying the concept of sensory overlap to this phrase in the song, we see that behind, a term normally thought of as existing along the lines of a typical space continuum, is being used in respect to a normal time continuum.

Understanding that this literary technique was employed by the two witnesses allows us to understand the behind the shelter phrase in a manner that makes perfect sense when one is seeking to understand the two witnesses, for now the phrase behind the shelter comes to be understood as after the shelter or the time after the shelter has disappeared.

Shelter is a term that appears in The Bible in a meaningful fashion, especially when one seeks to tie the phrase behind the shelter in Penny Lane to the two witnesses.

Isaiah 4:2-6
The Branch of the LORD
In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious,
and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.
Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem.
The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion;
he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.
Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night;
over everything the glory will be a canopy.
It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.

Isaiah 25:4
You have been a refuge for the poor,
a refuge for the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the storm
and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthless
is like a storm driving against a wall

The passages above demonstrate that shelter is at times a symbolic term used to convey the idea that God has placed a shelter, or barrier, above the human race with the intent of purposely not allowing rain, or knowledge from God, amongst other things, to make its way down to the human race. This further substantiates the earlier assertion that mankind will be unable to detect the prophecies in a real-time fashion as they are being delivered. In Penny Lane we are being told that near the time that the Establishment is about to be fully put into place this shelter that God has constructed above the human race will be taken away from us. It is under this circumstance that mankind will be able to experience the falling rain, or prophecies, allowing for the plan of Jesus Christ to be furthered significantly.

In this verse we are also told that the nurse feels like she is in a play, and she is. Here we have a fairly straight-forward symbolic line meant to convey the idea that something larger than the two witnesses is in play. In effect, John and Paul as Beatles saw that everything taking place in their lives and careers was apparently occurring whether they wanted it to or not. If you can imagine sitting down and spending maybe a few hours writing a song, a song that subsequently becomes a world-wide hit resulting in the accumulation of great wealth, you may well be able to understand this mention in this song about being in a play. From John and Paul’s perspective they could do no wrong. Everything they did resulted in an increase in their world-wide influence and prominence.

(P2) Barber
(P7) Customer
(I2) Photograph
(A5) Barber Shows Photographs
(A1) Barber Shaves Customers
(A2) Banker Waits For A Trim
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The final portion of this song that remains to be discussed is the two verses that the barber appears in. The barber does several things in this song, namely:

He shows photographs of heads he has known.
He shaves customers.
He wants to give the banker a trim.

Attaching anything meaningful to these phrases in terms of the two witnesses is not possible until one arrives at a proper understanding of who the barber is meant to represent. With what had already been concluded in regards to all of the other characteristics in this song it was deemed very probable that this barber was a symbolic representation of someone, or something, and this character proved to be the most elusive of any character found in the song Penny Lane in terms of understanding. However, once properly defined, this barber was someone that was very easy to see and understand.

Initially, when trying to understand what was being conveyed with the use of the word barber, all occurrences of the word barber in The Bible were identified. Only one reference was to be found [102] and it proved to be of little use at this point.

Then one day while reading various dictionary entries that exist for the word barber an entry was found that stated that barber, or Barber, is a variant spelling of the word Berber, a group of people that live in Africa. A cursory review of the Berbers took place and everything came together nicely in terms of resolving who this barber is in the song Penny Lane.

While researching the Berbers it was found that they are a Muslim [103] people. Currently, the Berber population is right around 99% Muslim.

The major breakthrough came when it was realized that the barber in the song Penny Lane was a symbolic representation of the Berbers; which was a way of tying the use of the word barber to those that adhere to the religion of Islam. Establishing this connection made the actions of the barber in the song quite clear and understandable.

First, the barber shows photographs of heads he has known. As is well known to many, Muslims behead infidels. Christians [104] are the greatest infidels according to the Islamic person, and we have seen recently that beheadings of Christians are often recorded and made public, supposedly to strike fear into those that oppose the religion of Islam and also to compel the infidel Christian to convert to Islam. This is why the song Penny Lane states that a barber is showing pictures of the heads he has known; it is being said to symbolically represent those pictures and movies made public by Muslims that show Christians being beheaded.

Again, later in the song, the barber shaves another customer. This line in the song symbolically projects the image of someone placing something very sharp in the area of another’s neck. In this symbolic manner this line in the song speaks of the act of severing the customer’s head from his body.

Also, the banker is sitting waiting for a trim. As is seen elsewhere in this book, the act of standing connotes the receiving of knowledge from God, which implies that the person that is receiving this knowledge from God believes that God is real.

Since the banker is sitting, which is the opposite of one standing or receiving knowledge from God, we understand that the banker has no clue at all that a God exists. Because of this the banker is unable to understand at all that the followers of Islam have him in their sites. In the world today, the religion of Islam is in an aggressive mode of expansion. This expansion will continue in a manner that the world will generally deem as non-threatening, allowing it to continue. However, the pivotal event needed for Islam to achieve world dominance is the economic collapse of the western, or Christian, world. In effect we should think of the banker getting a trim as being representative of the economic collapse of the Christian world. This collapse is necessary so that Islam can gain the powerful position that it is ordained in The Bible to temporarily attain.

Now that we have established, by examining what the two witnesses have put forth, that the barber in Penny Lane is a reference to the religion of Islam, let’s take a look at Islam from a numerological perspective.

I S L A M

has a numerological value of:

9 1 3 1 4, which totals 18. We can then add 1+8 together to see that the numerological value of Islam is 9. Since we have already determined that the 666 reference found in Revelation 13:18 is also a numerological reference to the number 9, [105] being able to understand what is being conveyed with the words in Penny Lane has great value for now we are able to tie, from a numerological perspective, the barber in the song, or Islam, to the beast being referenced in Revelation 13:18. We have reached the point in our analysis of the two witnesses that we can say that the two witnesses put forth information and prophecy that indicates that something or someone firmly related to Islam and the second beast referenced in Revelation 13:18, the anti-Christ, are directly related to one another.

People Stop And Say Hello (A6)
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In Penny Lane it is said that the people that come and go stop and say hello. In light of all of the aforementioned explanations regarding other lyrics in the song, we can see that this phrase in the song is telling us that as Christians [106] are killed [107] they are permitted to be with Jesus Christ first. [108]

Up to this point of the chapter we have spent time looking at the various phrases that make up the song Penny Lane. With that task completed we are now able to paraphrase the lyrics in the song, revealing the intended message put forth by the two witnesses. Penny Lane is a song which is divided into eight distinct verses. Of those eight, verses three, five and eight repeat themselves to some degree. These repeating verses are considered to be the refrain of the song. Let’s paraphrase now each of the eight verses in the song in their order of appearance in the song:

Verse 1. As mankind moves forward through time towards the eventual Establishment, [109] Christians will be persecuted by those that are Muslim. This persecution comes primarily in the form of forced conversion to Islam and beheadings to the Christians that refuse to convert. These beheadings are recorded in movies or pictures and presented to the general public with the hope of intimidating those Christians that have yet to be converted. [110] These Christians that are beheaded and killed are those that are selected by Jesus Christ to be raised up during the first thousand year period of Jesus Christ’s rule as described in Revelation 20. Those that are stopped, or beheaded, are the first to greet, or say hello to, Jesus Christ. [111]

As a side note to this interpretation of this first verse in Penny Lane we now have the ability to arrive at a very tangible understanding regarding the following statements Christ put forth in The Gospels….

Matthew 19:30
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

Matthew 16:20
So the last will be first, and the first will be last.

Mark 10:31
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

.…for in Revelation 20 those who are beheaded during the last days that lead to the Establishment are the first to join Jesus Christ in his new kingdom.

Verse 2. During the final days just prior to the Establishment the world will be in a general state of high economic activity. [112] Christians will place little emphasis on this economic activity, finding it for the most part a variable of life that serves to cloud the religious events currently transpiring amongst the human race. [113] These Christians exist in stark contrast to those that perceive this economic activity as all that matters here in this world. [114]

Verse 3 – the refrain. The road that leads to the eventual Establishment is furthered in a significant manner by the prophecies that are to be delivered by the two witnesses. The two witnesses delivered prophecy for 1,260 days by utilizing the music and related visual products – movies and album artwork – that they released during this period of prophecy. [115] During this time that this prophecy is delivered those that are exposed to the prophecies will be unable to perceive their prophetic value. [116] The prophecies are being delivered to the world directly from God. God is using the two witnesses primarily as vehicles by which he delivers the intended prophecy. The two witnesses will complete the 1,260 day period of prophecy very close to the time that the Establishment comes into existence. [117]

Verse 4. The two witnesses will complete their period of prophecy at a time appointed by God, [118] and in doing so will further the Establishment. The most significant, measurable accomplishment of the two witnesses is that they provide information that will result in the finding of the physical remains of Mary Magdalene [119]. When Mary Magdalene’s remains are located it will be concluded that she was the wife of Jesus Christ, though this is not the case. The two witnesses will accomplish the delivering of this information to the Christian world through the power of God. God is making everything unfold in accordance with this plan to bring about the eventual Establishment. [120]

Verse 5. Same as verse 3.

Verse 6. God has been hindering the ability of the human race to detect prophecy, creating a world that allows many to be ignorant of the fact that advancements are continuously being made that bring us closer to the Establishment. [121] During the final days just before and during the coming of the Establishment [122] all of this will change as the prophecies from God are delivered by the two witnesses [123] and the net result will be that the generation in place at the time just prior to, or during, the initial stage of the Establishment will be able to successfully understand the prophecies that were delivered and act on them. It will be during these days that the prophecies will be accepted in a manner in accordance with God’s plan, or will. The two witnesses understand that everything that they are accomplishing is directly related to the will of God and Jesus Christ, leaving them with the impression that all that is happening is predestined. [124] This acceptance will culminate in the finding of Mary Magdalene.

Verse 7. During the final days leading up to the Establishment the religion of Islam will behead many, many Christians. [125] The real target of Islam, though, in terms of finalizing their objective of total world dominance, is the economic sector of the Christian western world. Islam will strike at this economic sector, causing such upheaval that they will be successful in achieving at that time their goal of worldwide dominance. [126] As this is happening, many will understand and acknowledge that John and Paul were the two witnesses and that they did deliver prophecy to the world. [127]

Verse 8. Same as verse 3.

We will end our discussion of the song Penny Lane at this time. Hopefully you have realized, through this discussion of the song Penny Lane, that the ability to put forth the aforementioned message within the confines of a three minute song seems possible only if we acknowledge that God was the catalyst for all that the two witnesses accomplished within their artistic efforts.

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