The early prophets steer the events in The Simulation effortlessly. We can assume that God uses their consciousness directly with a clear understanding of what is necessary to do. God navigates our simulated reality through time, giving us a subjective perception of the space around us and the events happening within it. God needs to adorn us with a deeper understanding to influence our consciousness, which exists outside this simulated experience and is upgraded with every subsequent simulated world. In early periods of history, He did this through chosen individuals, the judges mentioned in the Bible. Later, Israel became a kingdom, but the kings were not chosen recipients of God’s message. These were prophets, starting with Samuel.
Interestingly, Samuel was born miraculously by his mother, Hannah, who could not bear children: “Over time, Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” (1 Samuel 1:20). Hannah praises God as one who opposes the proud, exalts the humble, and says that God works despite human evil. There might be something predestined in little Samuel. God made a miracle of his birth, which might bring him superior consciousness as a channel from God to The Simulation.
Later in 1 and 2 Samuel, we see that God sent the prophet whenever it was necessary, and Samuel understood exactly what to do. He acted as a man with an inner computation, knowing who to anoint as a king (When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the Lord said to him, “This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.” 1 Samuel 9:17). He also understands that Saul is dishonest, prideful, and lacks integrity. Samuel then recognizes David, and the prophet’s inner knowledge makes a decisive change in history.
Kings and Priests as Prophets
King Solomon might be seen as a prophetic king, as he asks in a dream from God that wisdom be granted to him: “Give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9). God answers favorably. Most other kings followed Solomon’s turn to pride and thirst for power, which ended in a split between Israel and Judah. Their kings would regularly be visited by prophets who spoke on God’s behalf, were covenant watchdogs and called out idolatry and injustice. Most of them had dreams where God directly poured into their minds the essence of their prophetic messages.
Many priests became prophets. They did not necessarily have significant visions or encounters with divine beings, but they knew the reality beyond The Simulation and how God functions in the world. Among them are Jeremiah (who was very sad that he could only announce catastrophe for the Israeli people) and many other prophets who were adamant in showing the right way to God’s people (such as Amos, Hosea, Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, etc.).
Elijah and Elisha
Some prophets, such as Elijah, gained the power to break the laws of the simulated environment. In standing against King Ahab and his Baal priests, Elijah shows the might of God: “Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench” (1 Kings 18:38). Elijah performed other miracles of healing and even had an item containing supernatural powers – Elijah’s cloak, inherited by the prophet Elisha after Elijah was taken to the heavens: “Suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind” (2 Kings 2:11). Elijah made seven miracles and Elisha fourteen, breaking every known law of The Simulation and showing that God obviously either grants such power to individuals or forms specific individuals to orient the soul’s development.
The following line of prophets has both an understanding and a visual representation of God’s message. It starts with Isaiah, possibly one of the greatest Jewish prophets. His message is full of judgments against Israeli society but is also filled with hope and fulfillment of God’s promises from Mount Sinai. Isaiah had a vision where he saw old Jerusalem burning in a purifying fire and a future New Jerusalem when justice and peace for all nations shall be achieved.
It is already an apocalyptic vision; we can read it as an event at the end of this simulated world. Isaiah has another strong vision, where he saw God sitting on a throne, surrounded by angels. One of the angels approached him: “Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it, he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6: 6-8).
It is a vision presented through light, just like a movie in front of our eyes, where angelic beings also participate. It is essential to remember that angels are pure light and not material beings, which confirms the importance of light for followers of Simulation Creationism. After this event, Isaiah could foresee not only Assyrian aggression but also Babylon and many other empires.
Isaiah’s New Jerusalem is likely the next simulated world, especially when he talks about a new heaven and new earth to be the fulfillment of all God’s promises. It starts with the deliverance of Jews from Babylon. Such a prophetic capability is questioned in theology. Isaiah speaks through this book as a person whose life span over 200 years, given that the apocalyptic and eschatological prophecies are delivered after the Jews return from the Babylonian exile. One idea is that Isaiah was miraculously transported into the future or had enormous visions of this future. Another is that Isaiah had a substantial following in a prophetic school, and his prophetic message was fulfilled later, keeping the faith of Israel strong.
The priest Ezekiel’s visions were even more pronounced than Isaiah’s. He marks a transition between self-understanding prophets and those who had encounters with angelic and other celestial beings. His vision in Babylon includes four winged creatures with different faces carrying the “Glory of the God,” the throne upon which a person sat surrounded by light, representing the physical manifestation of God’s significance. Ezekiel immediately understands it is God, but he asks for an explanation of what it means and is commissioned as a prophet. Further, Ezekiel does his task similar to previous prophets: he warns the Israelites, mostly in vain, of further disasters if they will not leave idolatry, turn to God, and have faith in Him.
Later in this prophetic book, Ezekiel receives a message that God will send a Messianic king and give people soft hearts through Holy Spirit: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezekiel 36: 26-27). Given that Simulation Creationism sees the Holy Spirit as an energy that runs The Simulation through a “Supercomputer,” this chapter shows how the world is predetermined. It is tremendous. God gives hearts and spirits; He who decides when someone’s heart will be hardened or softened. Humans have nothing to do with it; instead, it is a prophecy that strongly refutes the illusion of free will.
The vision in the Valley of Free Bones only accentuates such a conclusion. The symbolic death of Israel confirms the cyclical nature of The Simulation. These people are dead, but with God’s spirit, their bones stand up: “And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them” (Ezekiel 37: 7-8). These are new people. Just as our bodies will rot and through the energy of the “Supercomputer,” we will inhabit new bodies after the resurrection, which Ezekiel sees in his vision of a new temple when he again sees the Glory of God and angels.
With Daniel, the Biblical prophetic narratives take a crucial turn. From this period, the prophets almost exclusively have apocalyptical visions and dreams, pointing to end times. They could not understand their visions simply and straightforwardly like previous prophets. Instead, they needed angels as interpreters. The role of angels changed as well. They are not only messengers who deliver a divine message; instead, angels become guides.
As a prophet, Daniel had visions and dreams, but he could also interpret the dreams of others, namely King Nebuchadnezzar. However, he did it with the constant help of angels, such as Gabriel and Michael. Daniel was also miraculously saved several times with the help of an angel, confirming one crucial thing: God sends guardian angels to individuals and nations, meaning that The Simulation is full of celestial beings made of pure light that can help us in our challenges through the simulated environment, calling for patience and endurance in evil while imploring for more faith in God.
In Chapter 7, Daniel had a revelation in a dream, but he was incapable of understanding it: “Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed” (Daniel 7:1). Therefore, an angel interprets the whole prophecy as a vision of the end of time. Later, Daniel will even calculate when this simulated world will end, although there have been numerous debates on how to count it.
Ezra and Zechariah
Two priests of the Second Temple, Ezra and Zechariah, became a prototype of prophets until the Romans destroyed the Jerusalem Temple. They are already rabbinical prophets, relying a great deal on the experience of previous prophets. Just like Daniel, they do not understand their night visions and dreams. Therefore, they receive angels as interpreters, and Ezra even names one of them, Uriel. Both have prophecies concerning eschatology.
In the New Testament, we do not encounter prophets as we do in the Hebrew Bible, although some characters announce Christ’s arrival. Nonetheless, Jesus himself reminds us of prophetic words. Since then, there have been numerous miraculous events and clear prophecies in Ezra and Zechariah’s experiences. We can conclude that God uses prophecies as meta-explanations of The Simulation and our role in it. He still stirs and navigates the whole creation through the Holy Spirit, but He also wants us to understand why it is happening. To convey such a message, he communicates through the prophet’s consciousness with the help of his angelic emissaries. The prophets bring us to a different level of understanding reality. All levels of understanding have their place for certain groups of people, but the prophets are those who have reached the pinnacle of mystical insight.