The Messenger: Origins – Behind The Scenes Commentary

The Messenger Origins: Behind The Scenes Commentary

 Chapter One: Yesteryear – Out of the Ground

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. – John 12:24

Scene 1: Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem – January 1, AD 1120

Scene 2: Payns, France – October 11, AD 1307

Scene 3: Bucharest, Wallachia – December 3, AD 1476

Chapter Two: Yesterday – Commitment

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Scene 1: Haus Madrakeson – Bad Tölz, Germany – November 25, 1963

Scene 2: Camp Mackall, North Carolina – April 19, 1991

Scene 3: S.H.A.P.E., Belgium – April 21, 1991

Scene 4: Lacul Snagov, Romania – April 22, 1991

Scene 5: New Haven, Connecticut – May 25, 1991

Chapter Three: The Order of the Dragon

– Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate. – Sun Tzu
– If you want to destroy any nation without war, make adultery or nudity common in the young generation. – Saladin
– While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; when falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; and when Rome falls – the World. – Lord Byron

The Order of the Dragon – Day One

The Order of the Dragon – Day One Scene One

The Order of the Dragon – Day One Scene Two

The Order of the Dragon – Day One Scene Three

The Order of the Dragon – Day Two

The Order of the Dragon – Day Two Scene One

The Order of the Dragon – Day Two Scene Two

The Order of the Dragon – Day Three

The Order of the Dragon – Day Three Scene One

The Order of the Dragon – Day Three Scene Two

The Order of the Dragon – Day Four

The Order of the Dragon – Day Four Scene One

The Order of the Dragon – Day Four Scene Two

Chapter Four: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Jehovah, Satan, Man – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

  • Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. – Luke 18:19
  • Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and flesh, and he will curse you to your face.Job 2:4-5
  • Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.Psalms 51:5

Chapter Four: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Day Five

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Day Five Scene One

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Day Five Scene Two

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Day Six

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Day Six Scene One

Chapter Five: Jumping Point Israel

Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest. —Proverbs 14:4

Chapter Six: Turkish Bizarre

  • Ağacı kurt, insanı dert yer: It is worms which destroy a tree, it is worry which destroys a human.
  • Balık ağa girdikten sonra aklı başına gelir: A fish only comes to its senses after it is caught in the net.
  • Bin bilsen de bir bilene danış: Even if you know a thousand things, still ask someone who knows.
  • Hocanın vurduğu yerde gül biter: A rose will sprout from the place where a teacher has hit.
    — Turkish Proverbs

Epilogue