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Australia and New Zealand

To find out what Australia is shaped like we just need to turn her upside down:


Australian dog
[Original map from the Perry Castenada Library,
Courtesy The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin]

Australia is shaped like a dog's head!


Dog's head

Not only is it just a head, but it looks like the neck has been cut out to emphasize the head being cut off. Also, the tip of its ear (the island of Tasmania) has been cut off. Here's another look using a satellite photograph:


Australia
[Image courtesy NASA's Visible Earth]

The dog's eye is Australia's largest lake, Lake Eyre (exaggerated on the map), and above the eye appears to be a large gash. Lake Eyre is quite intermittent - some years it floods, but usually it's a dry salt pan. It's Australia's lowest point at 15 meters (52 feet) below sea level. Here's a satellite image of the lake:


Lake Eyre
[Image courtesy NASA's Earthobservatory]

Spiritually speaking, the Australian dog doesn't have eyes to see or ears to hear (Isaiah 6:9-10). Additionally, most of Australia's interior is desert or outback, so this dog's head doesn't have much for a brain either.

Before we continue with dogs we should take a look at what New Zealand looks like after we turn it upside down as well:


New Zealand is a foot
[Original map from the Perry Castenada Library,
Courtesy The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin]

New Zealand is a broken leg!

This reminds me of Matthew 18 where Jesus said:

8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

If you are cut off from the many-membered body, your soul goes to hell ultimately, just like losing your head results in the death of your flesh body.

Why would Australia be shaped like a dog's head? and New Zealand like a broken leg? I believe we're supposed to focus on unbelieving gentiles because in general that's who dogs symbolize. There's a good example in Matthew 15:

21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil." 23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, "Send her away; for she crieth after us." 24 But He answered and said, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

I believe there are many of these lost sheep in Australia and New Zealand.

25 Then came she and worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, help me." 26 But He answered and said, "It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs." 27 And she said, "Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, "O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt." And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

Jesus walked a long way to make this point. He helped a dog because she had faith in Him.


Dogs under the table


There's another good example in Exodus 11:

7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

I believe that Australia and New Zealand are home to millions of Israelites, just as there are millions in Europe and North America. But why are they here in south-east Asia amongst billions of gentiles? I think it's to show us that most Israelites don't even know who they are, and they don't even worship our Father. They don't realize that they're acting just like dogs.

I also believe that Australia and New Zealand fulfill the prophecy given to Israel in Genesis 28:

13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, "I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed."

Australia and New Zealand definitely fulfill both the southern and eastern portions of this prophecy as part of the lost sheep of the house of Israel. They don't know who they are, and that's what makes them lost sheep.

That dogs are unbelievers is made very clear in Matthew 7:

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

By the way, Australia is home to wild (feral) dogs called Dingoes:


Dingos


Dogs also represent male prostitutes because of the way they abase themselves (Deuteronomy 23:18), and dogs are the lowest of the low because they eat dung and even their own vomit (Proverbs 26:11). There are some good examples of dogs in the books of Samuel. In 1st Samuel 24 David says to Saul:

14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

There's another example in 2nd Samuel 3:

6 And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul. 7 And Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and Ishbosheth said to Abner, "Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father's concubine?" 8 Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, "Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?"

So we have a dead dog, and a dog's head. Now for another dead dog in 2nd Samuel 9:

6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, "Mephibosheth." And he answered, "Behold thy servant!" 7 And David said unto him, "Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually." 8 And he bowed himself, and said, "What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?"

Since Australia is a giant dog's head, it seems fitting to include Goliath in 1st Samuel 17:

42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

The lost sheep look like David.

43 And the Philistine said unto David, "Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. ...

Yes, he was a dog, and Goliath soon became a dead dog without his head.

51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

Now let's go to 2nd Kings 9 where we'll find more body parts associated with dogs:

30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. 31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, "Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?" 32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, "Who is on my side? who?" And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. 33 And he said, "Throw her down." So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.

34 And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, "Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter." 35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. 36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, "This is the word of the LORD, which He spake by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 'In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel: 37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, 'This is Jezebel'."



Trodding upon Jezebel


It appears that Jezebel was so evil that she became a symbol of false religion (Revelation 2:20-24), and I believe those who eat or partake of her are people who act like dogs. I hope that many dogs throughout the world will have their eyes and ears open to God's word so that they stop acting like dogs, and start acting like sheep, and obey the voice of their Shepherd.



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