A Miraculous Sign From Heaven or the Most Improbable Statistical Anomaly in all of Sports History?
(11TH UPDATE: August 12, 2015)
15 YEAR UNBROKEN
CHAIN OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BY AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL TEAMS NAMED AFTER HEAVENLY CHRISTIAN SAINTS OR ANGELS:
YEAR: NAME OF TEAMS:
2014 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy
2014 San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants MLB
San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs NBA
2014 Los Angeles (aka The City of
Angels) Kings NHL
2013 Boston (aka Saint Botolf's Stone) Red Sox
2012 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy MLS
San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants MLB
2012 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels)
2011 Saint Louis Cardinals
2011 Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Bruins NHL
2010 San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants MLB
Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers NBA
2009 New Orleans Saints
2008 Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Celtics NBA
Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Red Sox MLB
2007 San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs
2006 Saint Louis Cardinals
2005 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy MLS
San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs NBA
2004 Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s
Stone) Red Sox MLB
2003 San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs
2003 San Jose (aka Saint Joseph) Earthquakes MLS
Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers NBA
2002 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy MLS
2002 Anaheim Angels
2001 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers NBA
San Jose (aka Saint Joseph) Earthquakes MLS
2000 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers
1999 San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs NBA
1999 Saint Louis Rams
As an avid sports fan over the decades, I couldn’t help but notice a strange pattern that developed over a period of 15 years. Such a pattern was strong and once I
noticed it several years ago I couldn’t ignore it. Just last year, I realised that such a pattern appeared to be nothing short of miraculous. Now either the Almighty God is an ESPN active subscriber to American Professional Sports or there
is some weird karma going on here for fifteen straight years that stretches the laws of statistical probability to its extreme. Indeed, for the last 15 straight years stretching from 1999 to 2014, there has been a long string of
world championships won by American professional sports teams named after either Christian saints or angels. The years 1999 to 2014 appear to be a Christian dynasty for American professional sports teams. Of the 32 teams in the NFL, only 4 are
named after Christian saints or angels. In the NHL, it is only 4 out of 30 teams. In MLB, it is only 6 out of 30. In MLS, it is only 2 out of 19. And in the NBA, it is only 4 out 30. In all five leagues, there are only 20 out
of a total of 141 teams that are named after either Christian saints or angels. But in the last 15 straight years, stretching from 1999 to 2014, 13 out of the 20 Christian named teams have won a total of 30 of the biggest and most
watched world championships in American, if not world history.
2013 UPDATE: On October 30 of the 13th year of the 21st century, the Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Red Sox baseball team won the 2013 World Series Championship at Fenway Park in Boston, a feat
which has not been done at the said ball park for almost 95 straight years since the time that Babe Ruth pitched for the team! Another noteworthy fact is the following: the Boston Red Sox team won its 13th American League
Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers just to reach the 2013 World Series and face the Saint Louis Cardinals, which they defeated to win it all. Truly a battle of the saints!
2014 UPDATE: On June 13, 2014 (mind you, Friday the 13th), the Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Kings
ice hockey team defeated the New York Rangers to win the coveted 2014 Lord Stanley Cup NHL Hockey Championship. And on June 15, 2014, the San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs basketball team defeated the two-time defending champion Miami Heat team to
win the NBA finals championship with a score of 104 to their opponents 87. What is significant here is that the San Antonio final score of 104 is a multiple of 13 (i.e. 13 x 8 = 104). That darn number 13 keeps
cropping up. Moreover, on October 29, 2014, the San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants baseball team defeated the heavily favoured Kansas City Royals in 7 games for their third World Series Championship in five years, the only team in the National
League to do it since the Saint Louis Cardinals accomplished that feat in the 1940's. Mind you, just a few weeks earlier on September 22, 2014, the San Francisco Giants defeated the then National League first place team Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th
inning with a score of 5-2. Could that very win have been a huge hint from the almighty that the said San Francisco Giants would eventually go on to win the World Series? Something to ponder about indeed.
2014 ADDITIONAL UPDATE: On December 7, 2014, the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team won their fifth major league
soccer championship. What does that mean? Well, at the very least, it means that of the five existing professional major leagues in the United States, teams named after either heavenly angels or Christian saints in four of them won national championship
titles in 2014, with only the NFL unrepresented. Other than the three national titles won in 2002 and another three in 2012, this is unprecedented, for no other time in professional sports history has a clear majority of the championships been won by
teams named after either heavenly angels or Christian saints. And it must be remembered here that at least one to two major league professional sports teams, named after either heavenly angels or Christian saints, have won a national title
in each of the years spanning from 1999 to 2014.
Could the heavens be behind such string of victories for so many years? And
if so, what does this all mean? Or rather, what does certain American professional sports teams and their recent achievements have anything to do with various known elements of end time events? Elements such as the following:
the number 13, God, the Virgin Mary, Nostradamus, a meteor, Christian Saints, the Antichrist, China, Russia, North Korea, the Bible Code, the Book of Revelation, and the Mayan Calendar? For the sake of the world and mankind: hopefully nothing.
However, there unfortunately appears to be some unnerving correlation between all of the foregoing elements. What follows will be an attempt to explain what the relationships between such elements are and what could they possibly mean.
POSSIBLE CLUES TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 1999:
THE PROPHECY OF MICHEL de NOSTRADAMUS regarding the following:
The End of Days, JULY/AUGUST
Century X, Quatrain 72
“In the year 1999 and seven months,
From the sky will come the great King of terror,
great King of the Mongols,
Before and after Mars will reign happily.”
According to the famous 16th century
French Catholic physician turned prophet, Michel de Nostradamus, 1999 is the year that the end times begin, whereby the King of the Anglemois (Mongols), perhaps Genghis Khan, is resurrected to bring about wars [note here that Mars is the Roman god
of war]. The late Oxford scholar and author, Erika Cheetham, certainly thought so. [See: Erika Cheetham, The Further Prophecies of Nostradamus: 1985 and Beyond, Perigee Books, New York (1985)].
THE BIBLE CODE:
According to author Michael Drosnin of ‘The Bible Code’, the bible code hidden within the text of the scriptures would
remain encoded (encrypted) until the time of the end. The date that came up was 1997, which is statistically well within the range of 1999.
Michael Drosnin, The Bible Code, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY (1997), p. 104.
MARIAN SIGHTINGS PROVIDE FURTHER CLUES TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 1999:
NANCY FOWLER -
The Marian seer
Nancy Fowler of Conyers, Georgia, USA stated that part of the last message from the Virgin Mary on October 13, 1998 was that it was the end. Nancy Fowler is controversial in that her visions provided by the Virgin Mary purportedly revealed that the combined
armies from China, Russia and North Korea would invade North America during the end times. It must be noted here that all of the messages given to Nancy Fowler occurred on the 13th day of the month. (See:
47.21 minute video footage entitled 'Conyers Chronicles 4 - Wake Up America' on youtube). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hra-iKzR4Ws
Nancy Fowler’s statements on this matter appear to not only corroborate, but also to clarify what another Marian seer, Jacinta Gonzalez, described in an August 1979 interview regarding The
Prophecy of Garabandal, Spain in 1961. (See: p. 3 of 'The Warning and the miracle: A comprehensive look at the two great prophesied events of Garabandal based on interviews with the seers.' Published on August
1979 by The Workers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, P.O. Box 606, Lindenhurst, New York 11757, USA.). Also see: http://www.garabandal.us/pdfs/The-Warning-and-the-Miracle.pdf
FATHER ANDREW WINGATE –
A controversial 52 year old Catholic priest and mystic by the name of Father Andrew Wingate appears to provide further corroboration
to both Nancy Fowler and Jacinta Gonzalez in regards to a future massive Communist invasion force composed of Chinese, Russian and North Korean soldiers. He claims to have had various communications from both God and the archangel Saint Michael regarding
this invasion force that is supposed to invade Canada and the United States in the coming years. Unlike the other seers, Wingate provides information as to the manner these foreign armies are to invade the country and what locations they will eventually
occupy. (See: http://trumpetersmission.com/about.php).
THE PROPHECY OF LA SALLETTE, FRANCE
of SEPTEMBER 19, 1846
MAXIMIN GIRAUD –
“…Before all that arrives, great disorders will arrive, in the Church, and everywhere. Then, after [that], our
Holy Father the Pope will be persecuted. His successor will be a pontiff that nobody expects. Then, after [that], a great peace will come, but it will not last a long time. A monster will come to disturb it. All that I tell you here will
arrive in the other century, at the latest in the year two thousand.”
The foregoing passage was attributed to Maximin Giraud regarding the authentic secret prophecy given to him by the Holy Virgin Mary on September 19, 1846.
At the time, this prophecy was considered by Maximin as a secret and was only related in a letter written by Maximin to Pope Pius IX (for his eyes only) on July 3 of 1851. The letter was obtained by Daniel J. Castellano from the Vatican archives in 1999.
See Castellano’s foregoing website for further reference.
it is 1997, 1998, 1999 or the year 2000, it is still quite remarkable that such dates from all of the foregoing sources are well within statistical range of each other. However, if God is using certain American professional sports teams as instruments
of his will for some higher purpose, such as a warning of some sort, then it can be argued that the aforesaid 1999 start of the 15 year run of victories by such said teams appears to mark the beginning of the end. That being said, one must make further assumptions.
Assuming that the aforesaid chain of world championships by 13 American professional teams named after Christian saints and angels ended in 2012, then why? I am not saying that it did, but what if it did end in 2012. What is the significance of
2012? And what is supposed to happen after that year?
The pivotal year of 2012 bears mentioning here
and is no less important just because of the said championship wins in 2013 & 2014, due to the fact of its religious significance and the apparent links it has with other seemingly unrelated events, albeit, sporting events involving 13 American professional
sports teams named after Christian saints and angels. So again, what does it all mean? At the very least, because the said 29 world championships were won by 13 religiously named American professional teams from 1999 to 2014, such
a phenomenon deserves a religious interpretation.
POSSIBLE CLUES TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 2012:
THE DRESDEN MAYAN CODEX & THE MAYAN CALENDER -
According to the Dresden Mayan Codex, the Mayan Calendar slated the next phase of the end times at December 21, 2012. This phase would involve the beginning of apocalyptic level natural disasters, including those
involving deluges. [See: Erik Velasquez Garcia, The Maya Flood Myth and the Decapitation of the Cosmic Caiman, The PARI Journal 7(1):1-10 (2006)]. Indeed, December 21, 2012 A.D. constituted the end of 13 Baktuns
in the Mayan "Grand Cycle," whereby each baktun consisted of 144,000 days, for a total of 1,872,000 days or 5139.44 solar years. [See: Vincent H. Malmstrom, 'The Astronomical Insignificance of Maya Date 220.127.116.11,' Revista de Arqueologia,
30:145-149 (2003)]. Strangely enough, if one backtracks to the very beginning of the 13 Baktun cycle, the starting date would land on the 13th of August 3113 (or 3114 B.C.). Ibidem. The numerical
value of 13 seems to have been a magical number to the Mayans from an astronomical point of view as one can clearly see.
That being said, scholars like Professor Vincent H. Malmstrom insisted in 2003 that there was no
astronomical significance to the said Mayan 2012 calender date according to his computer models. Ibidem
. However, a recent publication of a peer reviewed scientific article proved that on July 23, 2012 the most massive coronal mass ejection,
not seen since 1859, was released from the sun towards earth’s orbit, missing the earth by only a week, but hitting instead, the satellite STEREO-A. [See: Baker, D.N. et al., A major solar eruptive event in July 2012: Defining extreme
space weather scenarios, Space Weather
11:585-591 (2012)]. According to the authors of the article, had the said solar event occurred a week or so earlier, it would have catastrophically knocked out the electrical and electronic infrastructure
of the entire globe for years.
POSSIBLE CLUES TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 2013:
SAINT MALACHY OF ARMAGH -
PROPHECY OF SAINT MALACHY OF ARMAGH, IRELAND:
“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman [the Last Pope], who will feed his flock among many tribulations;
after which the seven-hilled city [the Vatican] will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.”
Could Pope Francis I be the last pope of the Vatican pursuant to the Prophecy
of Saint Malachy?
POPE FRANCIS I -
Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected the new Pope of the Vatican during 2013, taking
the name of Pope Francis I. It is interesting to note that Cardinal Bergoglio was the son of PetrusBergoglio, a Roman. Henceforth, one could argue that Pope Francis I is Petrus Jr. the Roman. And furthermore,
the original name of Saint Francis of Assisi was 'Giovanni di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone'. As a consequence of the aforesaid, Pope Francis I apparently satisfies the said Propechy of Saint Malachy to the letter.
What’s even more interesting is that Pope Francis I was elected on the 13th day of March during the 13th year of the 21st century at exactly 13 minutes past the eighth
hour in the evening GMT. Notice again the recurrence of the numerical value of 13.
THE THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA AND THE END TIMES:
ON JUNE 26, 2000 A.D. THE LATE POPE JOHN PAUL II RELEASED THE SUPPOSED THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA WHICH MIRRORED SAINT MALACHY’S PROPHECY REGARDING THE LAST POPE OF THE VATICAN.
SUPPOSED THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA READS AS FOLLOWS:
"The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917."
"I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through
his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine."
"After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it
gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice:
‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy
Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in
ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who
fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with
a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God."
One must be reminded of the fact that the Third Secret of Fatima was revealed to
three peasant children at Fatima, Portugal on the 13th day of July in 1917 even though it was written down on paper for the first time by Sister Lucia on January 3, 1944. And although the foregoing text released by the Vatican
appears to corroborate the Prophecy of Saint Malachy regarding the destruction of Rome and the termination of the Papal lineage, the alleged Third Secret of Fatima has been controversial in that many have argued that it appeared to be either
incomplete or a replacement of the actual message. Italian journalist Antonio Socci seems to suggest that Archbishop Capovilla, former secretary for Pope John XXIII, had admitted that there are actually two texts of the said secret. [See:
Antonio Socci, The Fourth Secret of Fatima, Loreto Publications, 2009].
POPE JOHN PAUL II -
What’s even more interesting is that in October of 1981, the late
Pope John Paul II admitted to journalists from the mainstream publication known as Stimmes des Glaubens that the Third Secret of Fatima had more to do with horrible cataclysmic events of biblical proportions. Indeed, the late
Pope John Paul II stated the following:
"Because of the seriousness of its contents, in order not to encourage the world wide power of Communism to carry out certain coups, my predecessors
in the chair of Peter have diplomatically preferred to withhold its publication. On the other hand, it should be sufficient for all Christians to know this much: if there is a message in which it is said that the oceans will flood entire sections of the earth;
that, from one moment to the other, millions of people will perish... there is no longer any point in really wanting to publish this secret message. Many want to know merely out of curiosity, or because of their taste for sensationalism, but they forget that
'to know' implies for them a responsibility. It is dangerous to want to satisfy one's curiosity only, if one is convinced that we can do nothing against a catastrophe that has been predicted."
FATHER MALACHI MARTIN
Through a series of interviews held on the Coast to Coast AM Radio Show with Art Bell from 1996 to 1998, further corroboration was provided by the late Father Malachi Martin (ex-Jesuit priest and exorcist) of New York
City, former advisor to the late Pope John XXIII in 1960. Father Martin provided clues of what was written in the actual Third Secret of Fatima, which according to him was a one-page handwritten letter, not a 4-page document as released by the Vatican.
He stated that it had to do with apostasy that will destroy the Vatican from within. He also stated that it had to do with a hyperbolide (i.e. meteor or asteroid) that will destroy the nations of the earth. Toward the end of a 1998 interview on
the Coast to Coast AM Radio Show with Art Bell, Malachi Martin did provide a clue that revealed that all of the events of the Third Secret of Fatima would occur in less than 20 years, thereby leaving a window of less than 3 years from today’s date
due to the fact that the hyperbolide has not yet hit.
BOOK OF REVELATION, 8:8-9 -
Father Martin’s statements regarding the meteor appear to be in line
with The Book of Revelation, 8:8-9, whereby it states the following:
“The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze,
was thrown into the sea, a third of the sea turned to blood, a third of the living creatures died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”
SISTER AGNES KATSUKO SASAGAWA -
Such statements by Father Martin also corroborated what was said in The Message of Our Lady of Akita, Japan, as revealed to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa on October 13, 1973.
Notice again that the heaven sent message was given on the 13th day of the month.
The Message of Our Lady of Akita, Japan goes as follows:
I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from
the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and
the Sign left by my Son. Each day, recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests. The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and
bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. The Church and altars will be vandalized. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated
souls to leave the service of the Lord.”
THE VATICAN TELESCOPE & ASTEROIDS -
Is there anything to support the validity that the Vatican
is keeping the information that a catastrophic deluge in the future will be caused by a hyperbolide? The answer appears to be a big yes. Indeed, on Mount Graham of the southeast Arizona desert is a 1.8 meter telescope operated by the Vatican to
search for, amongst other things, asteroids. Since 1993, such a telescope in Arizona has been officially known as the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope or VATT. [See: http://www.vaticanobservatory.org/VO-NEWS/index.php/recent-news/vatican-observatory-main/vo-foundation/item/69-vatican-operates-telescope.html].
Whether VATT is looking for the hyperbolide of the New Testament Revelation or not is arguable, but it certainly isn’t being used to spot the second coming of Jesus Christ riding on a giant magic flying rug.
is this hyperbolide the reason for the Vatican’s future demise or is it something else? Who knows? But if Pope Francis I is indeed the last Papal leader of the Catholic Church, then who or what is responsible for this abrupt termination of
the long, unbroken spiritual and religious lineage of Saint Peter? It stands to reason that such a termination will be due to the long feared individual known as ‘the Antichrist’.
OF REVELATION, 13:16-18 -
According to the 13th chapter of the Book of Revelation, verses 16-18 [notice that 13 again], during the end times the Antichrist
“…forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the
mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
“This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s
number. His number is 666.”
And how do we know that such an antichrist will be behind the destruction of the Vatican and the termination of the Papal line? One
prophecy appears to point out that ‘the Antichrist’ is amongst us right now. Refer again to The Prophecy of La Salette, France of September 19, 1846.
THE PROPHECY OF LA SALETTE -
ACCORDING TO THE PROPHECY OF LA SALETTE OF SEPTEMBER 19, 1846, TWO PEASANT CHILDREN, MAXIMIN GIRAUD & MELANIE MATHIEU, WERE CONFRONTED
BY THE VIRGIN MARY AND GIVEN A MESSAGE THAT THE ANTICHRIST WOULD BE BORN LESS THAN 100 YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE VISION. ONE HUNDRED YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE VISION IS 1946. HOWEVER, 1945 OR EARLIER WOULD BE LESS THAN 100 YEARS.
AS OF DECEMBER 2014, IF THE ANTICHRIST SHOULD EXIST HE WOULD THEORETICALLY BE AROUND 69 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL WOULD PROPHETICALLY COINCIDE WITH THE SUPPOSED LAST OF SAINT PETER’S LINEAGE, POPE
FRANCIS I, WHO IS NOW 78 YEARS OF AGE (birthday - December 17, 1936).
THE ORIGINAL PROPHECY OF LA SALETTE, FRANCE (September 19, 1846) PROVIDED BY MELANIE MATHIEU:
hell will reign on earth. It will be then that the Antichrist will be born of a Sister, but woe to her! Many will believe in him, because he will claim to have come from heaven, woe to those who will believe in him!
That time is not far away, twice
50 years will not go by….”
The foregoing passage was written by Melanie Calvat on July 6, 1851 in Grenoble, France. This private letter was only addressed to Pope Pius IX (for his eyes only). Such a letter was obtained by Daniel J. Castellano in 1999 from the Vatican
archives. See his foregoing website for further reference.
In 1878, Melanie wrote a more detailed narrative of the prophecy, but this time for open publication, which took place at Lecce, France on the 15th
of November 1879.
“A forerunner of the Antichrist, with his troops gathered from several nations, will fight against the true Christ, the only Saviour of the world. He will shed much blood and will want
to annihilate the worship of God to make himself be looked upon as a God.”
“The earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds (in addition to plague and famine which will be wide-spread).
There will be a series of wars until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten Kings of the Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same plan and will be the only rulers of the world. Before this comes to pass, there will be a kind of
false peace in the world. People will think of nothing but amusement. The wicked will give themselves over to all kinds of sin. But the children of the holy Church, the children of my faith, my true followers, they will grow in their love for God and in all
the virtues most precious to me. Blessed are the souls humbly guided by the Holy Spirit! I shall fight at their side until they reach a fullness of years.”
“Nature is asking for
vengeance because of man, and she trembles with dread at what must happen to the earth stained with crime. Tremble, earth, and you who proclaim yourselves as serving Jesus Christ and who, on the inside, only adore yourselves, tremble, for God will hand you
over to His enemy, because the holy places are in a state of corruption. Many convents are no longer houses of God, but the grazing-grounds of Asmodeas and his like. It will be during this time that the Antichrist will be born of a Hebrew nun, a false virgin
who will communicate with the old serpent, the master of impurity, his father will be B. At birth, he will spew out blasphemy; he will have teeth, in a word; he will be the devil incarnate. He will scream horribly, he will perform wonders; he will feed on
nothing but impurity. He will have brothers who, although not devils incarnate like him, will be children of evil. At the age of twelve, they will draw attention upon themselves by the gallant victories they will have won; soon they will each lead armies,
aided by the legions of hell.”
“The seasons will be altered, the earth will produce nothing but bad fruit, the stars will lose their regular motion, and the moon will only reflect a
faint reddish glow. Water and fire will give the earth's globe convulsions and terrible earthquakes which will swallow up mountains, cities, etc...”
“Rome will lose the faith and become
the seat of the Antichrist.”
OTHER POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE NUMBER 13, AMERICAN SPORTS & BIBLICAL PROPHECY:
The 13 American professional sports teams
named after either Christian saints or heavenly angels that have won 30 world championships in the last 15 years appears to be a code of some sort. The number 13 appears to have permeated this aforesaid long-running phenomenon.
Indeed, a phenomenon that has only occurred in the United States and nowhere else in the world. But why? Perhaps, there is some religious significance that is behind all of this after all. Gemetria holds the key to this miraculous mystery.
THE NUMBER 13 SIGNIFIES GOD IN GEMETRIA -
According to the standard method of hebrew gemetria, the number 13 refers to HaShem (must
be pronounced lealeim), which is one of the many names of God. HaShem is equivalent to echad, meaning one, which has a hebrew gematria value of 1 + 8 + 4 = 13. The other name of God is YHVH (yod-hey-vav-hey)
which has a hebrew gemetria value of 10 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 26 or (2 X 13 = 26). Note here that the term 'Yahweh' used in the NLT version of the Book of Exodus, 3:13-15 is a transliteration of YHVH, which is technically unpronounceable.
THE THIRTEEN ORIGINAL COLONIES THAT LATER COMPOSED THE UNITED STATES -
Looking into the history of the United States, one can easily see that it is the
only country that was founded by Christians, primarily Protestants, who sought refuge from religious persecution in England. And what is more interesting than that is the fact that this country, upon its very foundation, was originally composed of 13
colonies of mother England, which later became independent states. Moreover, on the original flag of the United States as a new republic, there can be seen 13 stars and 13 stripes. The 13 colonies/states
and their official church affiliations are listed below in the order of their respective foundation dates.
Virginia (1607) –Anglican (Church of England);
New Hampshire (1622) –
New York (1624) – Anglican (Church of England);
Massachusetts (1630) – Pilgrims, Puritans (Congregationalist);
Maryland (1632) – Anglican
(Church of England);
Connecticut (1635) – Puritan (Congregationalist);
Rhode Island (1636) – No official church, but primarily Anglican;
Delaware (1638) – No official
church, but primarily Anglicans, Lutherans & Dutch Reformed;
North Carolina (1653) – Anglican (Church of England);
South Carolina (1663) – Anglican (Church of England);
(1664) – No official church, but primarily Quakers, Lutherans & Dutch Reformed;
Pennsylvania (1681) – No official church; primarily Lutherans, Mennonites, Dutch Reformed;
Georgia (1733) –No
official church, but primarily Anglicans, Lutherans & Moravians.
Library of Congress
RELIGION AND THE FOUNDING OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC,
America as a Religious Refuge, the Seventeenth Century, Parts I-II
RELIGION AND THE FOUNDING OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC,
Religion in Eighteenth-Century America
With all that said, what other relationships are there in regards to the number 13 that can shed light on what this extraordinary athletic phenomenon all means.
Well, we know that by virtue of the team names of the 13 American professional championship teams, Christianity holds the key to the meaning of the phenomenon. We also know that by virtue of history alone, that the land mass constituting
the United States stands alone amongst all of the nations of the world as being founded by Christians who were seeking refuge from religious persecution that they had suffered while living in England.
AND THE NUMBER 13 -
And because Christianity holds the key to the said phenomenon, one can make a leap of faith, so to speak, and surmise that the number 13 appears to refer directly to Jesus
and his Apostles. Indeed, if one examines Jesus and his Apostles one can find that they number a total of 13 members. The list of names of Jesus and his Apostles are as follows:
BOOK OF REVELATION, 22:13 -
What’s more, if my analysis is even remotely
correct, one can also surmise that the number 13 refers to Jesus Christ himself. Incredibly, according to the 13th verse of the 22nd chapter of the Book of Revelation in
the New Testament account, Jesus Christ made the following profound statement
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
On the flip side of the coin, however, the number 13 may also refer to the Antichrist, as previously suggested in this work. See the 13thchapter of the Book of Revelation, verses 16-18.
THE CHRISTIAN SAINTS AND THE NUMBER 13 -
of the Christian faith also appear to have a connection to the number 13. Indeed, the days of the Christian Saints fall on the 13th day of every month of the calender year. For the calender year 2015, the days of both Catholic and Protestant
Saints that fall on the 13th day of the month are as follows:
January 13th - Saint Hilary, ...
February 13th - Saint Giles; Mary of Saint Joseph; Absalom Jones, ...
March 13th - Saint Leander of Seville, ...
April 13th - Saint Martin I, ...
May 13th - Our Lady of
June 13th - Saint Anthony of Padua; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saturday After Corpus Christi
July 13th - Saint Henry; Blessed Angeline of Marsciano, ...
August 13th - Saints Pontian & Hippolytus; Jeremy Taylor,
Bishop of Down & Connor, ...
September 13th- Saint John Chrysostom; Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, ...
October 13th - Saint Edward, King of England, ...
November 13th- Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini; Charles
Simeon, Priest (note: Friday 13, 2015!)
December 13th - Saint Lucy; Blessed Anthony Grassi; Berthold of Ratisbon, Servant of God, ...
ROMAN CATHOLIC SAINTS CALENDER,
Saints of the Day,
Saints by Date
Saints & Angels,
Saint by Month
(Also see: Michael Walsh, ed., Cardinal Basil Hume, O.S.B., Archbishop of Canterbury, frwd., Butler’s Lives of the Saints, Concise Edition, Harper & Row, Publishers, San Francisco, 1985, pp. 1-466).
THE NUMBER 13 AND THE PROPHECY OF GARABANDAL –
According to the Prophecy of Garabandal,
several female Portuguese children (Conchita Gonzalez, Mari Loli & Jacinta Gonzalez) received messages from the Virgin Mary in 1961, which dealt with future end time events yet to come. The central portion of the messages dealt with three consecutive
events: a warning, a miracle, and a chastisement. Such events will be preceded by what is thought to be a global communist invasion which will result in a global takeover and the apparent suppression, if not disappearance, of the Christian
faith. Even the Pope will leave Rome and go into hiding. As was discussed earlier, corroboration was provided by Marian seers such as Nancy Fowler & Father Andrew Wingate who basically revealed the same type of message, but with different levels
of detail. Indeed, the Garabandal seers generally revealed that a massive communist invasion was to take place, but it was unknown as to where it would take place and by whom. Seer Nancy Fowler revealed that the invasion force will be composed
of Chinese, Russian and North Korean communist soldiers landing in the United States. And seer Andrew Wingate revealed the method and manner in which the said communist invasion was to take place in the near future.
to Conchita Gonzalez, the warning from God occurs after the global communist takeover, followed within 12 months by a God given miracle at the Pines of Garabandal, which is then capped off by a horrible chastisement of biblical proportions, if the said warning
is not heeded by a majority of humanity.
A fantastic clue regarding the supposed date of these world shaking events was provided by Conchita Gonzalez who elaborated that the said miracle would take place on a Thursday
at 8:30pm, between the 8th & 16th day of the months of either March, April or May. Further clues were given by her in that such a miracle would occur on the feast day of a martyred saint of the Eucharist. (See:
p. 3 of 'The Warning and the miracle: A comprehensive look at the two great prophesied events of Garabandal based on interviews with the seers.' Published on August 1979 by The Workers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, P.O. Box 606, Lindenhurst,
New York 11757, USA.). Also see: http://www.garabandal.us/pdfs/The-Warning-and-the-Miracle.pdf
Such clues provided by Conchita
are gifts from God, for it provides one with enough information to at least make an approximation about the future dates of such end time events. The first clue is Thursday. Why Thursday? Perhaps the fact that the miracle must take place
on the feast day of a martyred saint of the Eucharist can provide that answer. Indeed, the Eucharist is the key here. Prior to Easter Sunday, is Good Friday when the Eucharist is distributed to the congregation. But Thursday is the day in
which the Eucharist is prepared. Further elaboration about the importance of Holy Thursday will be provided below.
Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday, is the first day of the Easter or Paschal Triduum.
It is the day of remembrance that the sacrament of the Holy Communion or Eucharist, as well as the Mass and the priesthood, was instituted by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper. (See: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, NIV).
So, in essence, Holy Thursday commemorates the three pillars of the Catholic Faith. The most important pillar, the Eucharist (in the species of bread), is consecrated on Holy Thursday, which is then distributed to the people on Good Friday
(the day of Christ’s crucifixion).
‘Maundy Thursday – Definition of Maundy Thursday’
‘Good Friday - Holy Thursday/Easter Sunday’
clue involves the fact that the miracle must occur between the 8th and 16th day of either March, April or May. If all future Easter and the Eucharist dates are factored into our analysis, then one must ignore the month of May altogether.
And if one examines the list of Easter dates from 1901 to 2078 taken from Department of Liturgy Sciences at Bamberg University, and if one also factors in the said limitation of days and months provided by Conchita Gonzalez,
one can find that various interesting dates appear, especially between 2017 and 2028, in which ‘Holy Thursday’ falls upon the 13th day of the month of Easter. Indeed, the list of all possible dates for the 'miracle' of Garabandal
are as follows:
Holy or Maundy Thursday
April 13, 2017*** April
April 09, 2020
April 12, 2020
April 14, 2022
April 17, 2022
April 13, 2028*** April
April 14, 2033
April 17, 2033
April 10, 2036
April 13, 2036
April 11, 2047 April
April 15, 2049 April
April 15, 2055 April
April 11, 2058 April
April 15, 2060 April
April 12, 2063 April
April 08, 2066 April
April 11, 2069 April
April 16, 2071 April
April 12, 2074 April
April 16, 2076 April
April 08, 2077 April
Peter Wuensche, ‘The Easter Dates from 1901 to 2078’
As can be seen from above, between the years 2015 and 2078, ‘Holy or Maundy Thursday’ ONLY falls on the 13th day of Easter April twice. This must be significant, especially if one recognizes the importance and prevalence
of the number 13 in the last 15 years of professional American sports. The fact that 13 American professional sports teams named after either heavenly angels or Christian saints have won 30 major national championships in the last 15 consecutive years
alone makes one realize that all of the aforesaid has something to do with God and Christianity. It only stands to reason that this must be so.
The very last clue provided by Conchita was the matter of the said
miracle and when it was to occur. Recall that Conchita stated that the miracle must occur within 12 months after the warning, on the feast day of a recognized martyred saint of the Eucharist. And Conchita also stated that the said day must fall
between the 8th and 16th day of either March, April or May. Having now ruled out the months of March and May, and having narrowed down the day to the 13th of Easter April, the only feast day of a martyred saint of the
Eucharist that falls on the 13th day of April is Saint Hermenegild (A.D. 585).
Saint Hermenegild was the young son of a Visigothic King of Spain who espoused an Arian heresy. Saint Hermenegild, being
a staunch Catholic, would receive no communion from anyone other than a Catholic priest, and was killed because he refused to take communion from an Arian bishop sent by his father. (See: Michael Walsh, ed., Cardinal Basil Hume, O.S.B., Archbishop
of Canterbury, frwd., Butler’s Lives of the Saints, Concise Edition, Harper & Row, Publishers, San Francisco (1985), pp. 110-111).
Based upon the foregoing, the 13th day of April
must be significant, especially in regards to the fact that no other feast day of a martyred saint satisfies the criterion set forth by seer Conchita Gonzalez. And the fact that the feast day of Saint Hermenegild happens to fall on the 13th
day of April verifies the importance of the number 13 and that such a numerical value must be included in the analysis of both possible end time events and dates for it to be accurate and meaningful. Moreover, the year Saint Hermenegild was martyred
was the year of our Lord 585, which happens to be a multiple of 13 (i.e. 13 x 45 = 585). There’s that number 13 again, which pervades all of my aforesaid work on this subject matter.
The said dates of April 13, 2017 and April 13, 2028, are extremely important in that they provide us with a statistical range in which to approximate the Prophecy of Garabandal end time dates. The end time dates must occur within this said
range of time, since it must be remembered from the previous discussion about end time prophecies that the AntiChrist, if he actually exists, is already 70 years of age or older and the last pope, Pope Francis I, is already 78 years of age. If their
role in history is to play out, it must reasonably occur during their lifetimes. To go beyond this said range of time would not be medically feasible, unless both the AntiChrist and Pope Francis I are gerontological freaks of nature. Thus, the
possible candidate dates for the 'miracle' event of Garabandal must be either April 13, 2017, April 9, 2020, April 14, 2022, or April 13, 2028. More evidence for the validity of these said dates will be discussed below.
WORLD WAR III, THE GARABANDAL PROPHECY & THE MERLIN PROJECT ALGORITHM -
According to futurist researcher Paul Guercio and physicist Dr. George
Hart, creators of the MERLIN Project, there is a possibility that a nucleur war will occur in the year 2021. Both Guercio and Dr. Hart came up with this date from their proprietary computer algorithm known as MERLIN that
'...combines the exactness of planetary mathematics with recognized historical cycles to create snapshots of time by using a single, "frozen moment" of time as a starting point. The resulting chronographs, called "timetraks" are highly individualized
patterns, tracings in time that begin when we are born or a key ("genesis") event occurs. These timetraks depict chains of activity that are twofold: external factors (career matters, where we work or live) and internal factors (health, relationships,
emotional concerns.) MERLIN pinpoints three elements about such periods of activity: the onset, the intensity, and the duration and the technology is equally applicable to people, companies, situations and countries. (Source: CNN, NBC,
Michael Hamilburg, Advertising Agent Promoting Paul Guercio and Dr. George Hart's Work & Publication: 'How The Future Happens: Surfing the Waves of Change in your Future with The
MERLIN Project.' The Mitchell J. Hamilburg Agency, Beverly Hills, CA (2006), p. 1.
Futurist Paul Guercio explains that because "the planets in our Solar
System only repeat positions about once every 26,000 years" ... and that these "planetary patterns are very mathematical," the planets become reliable "time-markers". These "time-markers" represent a wholly different set of references known
as "Celestial or Planetary time." According to Guercio, MERLIN represents a highly reliable mathematical predictive system that works because with 'Celestial or Planetary time'
"... there is a symbolic connection between the motion of Saturn and Jupiter and Mars and so on, and the course of our lives. If you watch carefully over years, decades and centuries you can see the predicted motion of these planetary
equations unfold in time and move in concert with the ebb and flow of human history. Not because the planets are making that happen but because at some deeper level a symbolic connection is being made. The linkage between the pulse of your lifetime
and the movement of the planets reflects the incredibly interconnected network of the living universe speaking in its native language, synchronicities. The complicated pattern of activity is like a polyrhythmic cosmic drummer at play. There's nothing
mysterious about the fact that you can watch the planetary equation change and at the same time begin to predict life patterns. Not because the planets are making that happen but because whatever is making the planets move is also affecting you.
So that both you and the movement of the planets are the fall out from yet some larger effect. A kind of heartbeat of the Universe."
Paul Guercio, 'How The Future Happens.' The MERLIN Project
Research Group (2005), pp. 9, 10-11.
Using the MERLIN algorithm several years ago, Paul Guercio and Dr. George Hart decided
to type into their computer the historical date of August 6, 1945, the date of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, just to see what would happen. To their amazement, MERLIN produced a massive spike for that date, as well as
for the year 2021, which is six years from now. (See: 3rd Hour of '2014 Forecasts & TimeTraks from The MERLIN Project with futurist Paul Guercio and physicist Dr. George Hart,' Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory, 3 hour Radio Interview,
October 16, 2013).
Because MERLIN has been found to provide data that is 80% accurate, Guercio & Dr. Hart's 2021 finding must be taken very seriously indeed.
in my earlier discussion that the 'Miracle' of Garabandal prophecy was likely to occur within a time range between April 13, 2017 and April 13, 2028. And recall that within that time range were two other possible dates for the said miraculous event,
which are April 9, 2020 and April 14, 2022. Notice that the 2021 date of the nucleur war or event discovered by Paul Guercio & Dr. George Hart, via their computer algorithm, MERLIN, lies between April 9, 2020 & April 14, 2022. Such a scientific
finding provides compelling evidence that my calculated time range of dates between April 13, 2017 & April 13, 2028, with the inclusive dates of April 9, 2020 & April 14, 2022, are not only plausible and reliably credible, but also meaningful
If a nucleur exchange were to occur in 2021, then it is arguable that the date of Garabandal 'Miracle' must either occur prior to such an exchange or sometime thereafter. Recall that according to Conchita
Gonzalez, the 'Warning' is preceded by a massive communist invasion, and that 'Warning' would precede the 'Miracle' by 12 months. According to Jacinta Gonzalez, the " ...Virgin said that the Warning would come when conditions were at their
worst." (See: p. 3 of 'The Warning and the miracle: A comprehensive look at the two great prophesied events of Garabandal based on interviews with the seers.' Published on August 1979 by The Workers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,
P.O. Box 606, Lindenhurst, New York 11757, USA.). Also see: http://www.garabandal.us/pdfs/The-Warning-and-the-Miracle.pdf
be remembered that between April 13, 2017 and April 13, 2028, several apocalyptic events are supposed to occur by 2018 and 2021. A conventional war usually precedes a nucleur event, as it did in World War II. Assuming this
is the case again, a conventional war would have to precede the supposed 2021 nucleur event(s). Because the Garabandal seers stated that a communist invasion precedes both the 'Warning' and the 'Miracle', it is conceivable that April
13, 2017 is the date of the said 'Miracle', but only if there is an all-out communist invasion and takeover of the United States that takes place prior to April 13, 2016.
Now let's assume that there is no long drawn
out conventional war prior to a nucleur exchange, but rather, a short conventional war prior to the nucleur event, then April 9, 2020 would be the likely date of the Garabandal 'Miracle'. If so, it is yet unknown as to what feast day of a martyred saint
of the eucharist this date refers to. Further research is necessary to determine which saint the April 9, 2020 date refers to. Nevertheless, the said date, on its own, remains significant due to all of the aforesaid.
An alternative argument would revolve solely around the possibility of a nucleur war and nothing else. What's worse than a nucleur conflict? Nothing, except perhaps, the long-lasting aftermath of a nucleur war, such as starvation,
radiation sickness, and death amidst all of the destruction of cities worldwide. With that said, either April 14, 2022 or April 13, 2028 are the likely dates of the Garabandal 'Miracle'. And in regards to April 14, 2022, it is yet unknown as to
what feast day of a martyred saint of the eucharist this date refers to as well. Other than Saint Hermenegild, the Roman Martyr of the 3rd & 4th century known as Saint Tarcisius appears to be the closest description of a true martyr of the eucharist.
However, his feast day falls on August 26. (See: David Hugh Farmer, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Oxford University Press, New York, 2011, p. 409). The August 26 date of Saint Tarcisius may very well have been an alteration
of an April date, but this cannot be known for certain. Further research is necessary to determine which saint the April 14, 2022 date refers to. However, if none currently exists, it is entirely possible that a martyr currently unrecognized
by the Vatican will be canonized as a saint for either April 9th or the 14th in the near future. Nevertheless, the said date of April 9, 2020 remains as significant as April 14, 2022 due to all of the aforesaid.
what about the hyperbollide or asteroid of The Third Secret of Fatima that is supposed to hit the ocean and cause a deluge that wipes out entire continents from the face of the earth? If the late Malachi Martin was correct about the events of The Third
Secret of Fatima occuring by 2018, then the date of April 13, 2017 is the likely date of the Garabandal 'Miracle', since most people would not even be alive to receive the 'Warning' if it were given after the deluge.
the other hand, if there were still a substantial number of the world's population that survives such an asteroid collision with the earth, then it can be surmised that April 9, 2020 would be the most likely date of the said Garabandal 'Miracle', since
conditions of suffering amongst all of the survivors would be at their worst for years after the cataclysm.
In the worst case scenario, if an asteroid hits the earth by 2018, thereby causing a deluge of biblical proportions,
and if the people of the surviving nations, thereafter, start a war with each other that eventually escalates into an all-out nucleur conflict in 2021, then the likely dates of the Garabandal 'Miracle' would be either April 14, 2022 or April 13, 2028.
Could such dates have something to do with a cycle of years? Let's examine this further below.
GOD'S JUDGMENT & THE SABBATICAL YEAR OF A SEVEN YEAR CYCLE ('THE
The start of the seventh year of a seven year cycle, or the Sabbatical year known as the 'Shemitah' (meaning "the remission" or "to release"),
ushers in either blessings from God based upon observance of his laws or judgment due to the breaking of such laws. The first year of this seven year cycle started the year following the second Holy Temple's destruction.
(See: 'What is Shemittah? - The Sabbatical Year basics: absolution of loans, desisting from all field work, and the spiritual objective of all the above.' http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/562077/jewish/What-Is_Shemittah.htm).
The Sabbatical year stood apart from the previous six years of the cycle, whereby God ordained not only the absolution of all credit
and debt (Deuteronomy 15:1-2), but also the releasing of the land from all work and farming (Leviticus 25:3-6). In the Hebrew civil calender of ancient Israel, the 'Shemitah' time period operates from the first day of the Hebrew seventh
month, Tishri 1 (September/October), known as 'the Feast of Trumpets,' to the last climactic day of the Hebrew month, Elul 29 (the following September/October) known as the Day of Absolution. According
to controversial end-times author, Jonathan Cahn, it is at the end of this 'Shemitah' time period of Elul and the following autumn of the new cyclic period of Tishri in which financial and economic repercussions (the "Great Shaking")
of that year are most apparently evident, since it is the said author's contention that such a time period "directly affects and operates within a nation's economic and financial realm." (See: Jonathan Cahn, The Mystery of the Shemitah,
FrontLine, Florida, 2014, pp. 65-71, 77.)
Cahn bases his argument on the fact that in the last 40 years, in particular, five of the major turning points and collapses in market history have occurred in 'Shemitah' years
(ie. 1973, 1980, 1987, 2000 & 2007). (Ibidem, p. 89-109).
Cahn reminds the reader that the next 'Shemitah' period begins on the Wednesday evening of September 24, 2014 (Tishri
1) and ends the following year on the Sunday of September 13, 2015 (Elul 29), the Day of Absolution or Nullification. Note the 13th day of September here. By now, it shouldn't escape the
reader's attention that the theme of 13 recurs repeatedly in the subject matter of the end times. That said, the recurrence of 13 denotes its importance in end-time prophecy.
Nonetheless, Cahn makes it clear
that the phenomenon of an economic and financial collapse during the next 'Shemitah' time period may not necessarily occur at this next convergence in 2015, but may occur at the next cycle, between Tuesday of September 7, 2021 (Tishri 1) and Sunday
of September 25, 2022 (Elul 29). (Ibidem, p. 240).
Now notice the said Tishri 1 date of September 7, 2021, which falls within the same general time period of the nuclear war or holocaust
uncovered by the creators of THE MERLIN PROJECT, and also notice the Elul 29 date of September 25, 2022, which includes the same time period of April 14, 2022, representing one of the four possible dates of 'the Miracle' of Garabandal.
The fact that one of the said possible Garabandal 'Miracle' dates of April 14, 2022 falls within the next 'Shemitah' cyclic periods between 2021 & 2022, cannot be mere coincidence here. If anything, such
cyclic 'Shemitah' time periods seems to add greater meaning and importance to the said range of possible 'Miracle' dates.
Now it has been argued by the critics of Jonathan Cahn that only the nation of Israel was bound
to observe the 'Shemitah'. Cahn answers that this is true, but when the said Sabbatical year is seen as a prophetic sign, "it is not bound to any schedule or regularity ..." but rather, when it is seen at all, it is to be seen as a "unique" phenomenon
exhibiting "the essence of the 'Shemitah." (Ibidem, p. 77).
The critics of Cahn have also argued that America is nowhere to be found in biblical prophecy, and therefore, cannot be referred to in
his arguments about the 'Shemitah'. Again, this is untrue. Indeed, Hebrew Scholar, Avraham Gileadi, argues that the prophecy of Isaiah reveals a "dual fulfillment," in which one occurs "in his day and one in the end-time." According to Gileadi,
Egypt was the superpower of Isaiah's day, while America is the only superpower that fits the description of the end-time nation. Gileadi explains this dual fulfillment prophecy in the following manner:
seven-part synchronous literary structure of the Book of Isaiah transposes events from Israel's past into an allegory of the end-time. In other words, Isaiah foretells the end from the beginning by portraying only those events in the beginning that typify
an end-time scenario. As with all nations that Isaiah describes, their end-time identity becomes clear from the way he characterizes them. As the world today is a different place than it was anciently, those characterizations are often unrelated
to their past names or locations as far as an end-time scenario is concerned. What is key is the role these nations play in relation to God's covenant people, many of whom today live dispersed among the nations of the world. ..."
"In Isaiah's day, a black, non-native Egyptian pharaoh rules Egypt. Egypt's spiritual degradation, political ineptitude, and economic collapse lead to civil war ... In the end, Assyria invades Egypt and ravishes
it. Although Egypt is the greatest military power in the world, that is no guarantee of God's protection when the nation has turned to evil. ..."
" '... America's place as head of the nations
has always been a blessing pertaining to God's covenant with his people Israel. If God's people would keep the terms of his covenant, they would be the head of the nations, but if they broke his covenant they would be the tail (Deuteronomy 28:1, 13,
44). When America's founding fathers established "one nation under God," they resumed in modern times where ancient Israel left off. ...' "
"... After being exiled from their land, Israel's
northern tribes migrated north from Mesopotamia. Taking counsel together, they traveled ... into eastern and western Europe, dispersing Israel's lineages in those lands. Later, European migrations brought many to America, where the founding fathers
sought to renew God's covenant with Israel."
"Over many generations, people in America lived by the Ten Commandments, the terms of God's covenant. Only in recent times have we turned away
from God. In fact, the same kind of wickedness that brought disaster on ancient Israel prevails in modern America. Today we observe every kind of social disorder and moral perversion, and when we live that way we will also see its consequence.
" 'End-time America thus forms a composite of both ancient Israel and ancient Egypt in Isaiah's prophecy. Today's Jews don't fit the description of the people of Israel caught in a spiritual
downturn. Nor have the Jews been the "head of nations" in modern times. And the State of Israel in the Middle East hasn't been the focus of hostility from a militaristic superpower from the North. Only America fits these descriptions. ...'
(Avraham Gileadi, 'America in the Prophecy of Isaiah, Part I & II,' Mormon Chronicle, October 26, 2012; http://www.mormonchronicle.com/america-in-the-prophecy-of-isaiah-part-1/
& http://www.mormonchronicle.com/america-in-the-prophecy-of-isaiah-part-2/ ).
WAR III AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION, 20:7-8 -
The number 13 may also refer to the United States itself and its future predicament in the end times. In Chapter 7 of the Book of Revelation,
verse 7 reads as follows:
"When the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the Gentiles at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, in order to gather them for battle, . . ."
Using a computer program to calculate the Hebraic gemetria value of Gog and Magog, and employing an inverted interpretation contrary to most of the biblical scholars of today, author Gerard Bodson theorized that
Gog represents China and her allies, with a gemetria value of 12, and Magog represents the United States (Babylon) and her allies, with a gemetria value of 52. (See: Gerard Bodson, Cracking The Apocalypse Code, Barnes & Noble Books,
New York, 2005, pp. 174-199.) Using such a system, Bodson suggested that the United States and her allies will be involved in a third World War against China and her allies.
In my own analysis,
the numerical value of 13 does refer not only to God and Jesus, but also to the United States. Using Bodson's Hebraic numeration of Magog, 52, I have found that such a value is a multiple of 13 (i.e. 13 X 4 = 52). And because the 15 year winning
streak by the aforesaid 13 professional sporting teams named after Christian saints and heavenly angels has only been a miraculous phenomenon within the United States, and nowhere else in the world, it stands to reason that it must indeed refer to the
Thus, I agree with Bodson and his interpretation of Gog and Magog as China and the United States, but I disagree with him on the 5 February 2043 date of such a war, since it doesn't comport
with all the elements discussed by me within this original work. For a start, Bodson fails to take into account the numerical value of 13 in his work, which would skew his overall analysis for determining the approximate or exact date of such a
war. And he fails to take into account the various prophecies of the Marian seers, which is critical in any analysis of the end times. For example, if the said Prophecy of La Salette is to be taken as true, and if Bodson's date for
the third world war is also to be believed, then that would make the antichrist 98 years of age or older by the year 2043, which would make such an individual too old to lead the nations to war against the forces of Jesus Christ, and therefore, make Bodson's
date highly unlikely. Bodson needs to use an alternative criterion in which to determine the date for the war. Nonetheless, based upon my analysis, if another world war were to occur, it would have to occur within the next few years.
THE NUMBER 13 ASSOCIATED WITH BOTH DEATH & DISASTERS -
And what does the 15 year winning streak of 13 American professional sports teams named after Christian saints and heavenly angels represent from a biblical perspective? Perhaps these said 13 teams represent a warning of a coming punishment
upon the world, most especially upon the United States. As discussed previously, it can be ascertained that the number 13 is associated with both God and Jesus, but the number 13 has also been associated with both disasters and massive number of deaths
as evidenced in the Holy Bible.
The number 13 has been famously associated with disasters of biblical proportions, such as the fall of the walls of Jericho. Indeed, after Joshua and the Israelites marched around the
city for seven days, the city was destroyed upon completion of the 13th march on day seven. (See: The Book of Joshua 6:1-27).
And according to the Book of Genesis
14:4, the number 13 represented a time of rebellion, as in the case of King Kedorlaomer, where his subjects worshipped him for twelve years, but started a rebellion against him during the 13th year.
the number 13 has been associated with death. According to the 17th verse of the 3rd chapter in the Book of Esther, it was on the 13th day of the twelfth month of adar (February/March
under the Julian calendar), where Haman executed an edict allowing the Jews to kill 75,000 of their enemies in a region of what was then part of the Persian empire. (See: Esther 3:13-17).
THE DUALITY OF THE NUMBER 13 AND WHAT IT MAY ALL MEAN
Like the two sides of a coin, it appears that there is a dualistic quality of the number 13, whereby it represents God or Jesus on the one hand, but also represents the antichrist, death and disasters on the other
hand. For every good, there is bad. Where there is positive, there is negative. The light of day is followed by the darkness of night and so forth. Breaking the encryption, this seemingly taoistic duality (i.e. Yin/Yang) of the number
13 should be taken as an indication that all of the world championships won by the aforesaid 13 American professional sports teams named after either heavenly angels or Christian saints represent some sort of biblical warning of a coming chastisement upon
both the United States and the rest of the world, and that such punishment comes directly from God. That such a sporting phenomenon of 15 years duration has only occurred in the United States and nowhere else, suggests that the country represents the
epicenter of coming end time events that in turn can only affect the rest of the world, whether politically, economically and/or militarily.
CLUES AS TO WHEN
THIS WINNING STREAK PHENOMENON WILL END AND WHAT WILL IT MEAN:
The number 13 may also provide a clue as to when this aforesaid athletic winning streak of American professional teams named after both
heavenly angels and Christian saints will finally end. Palm Sunday marking the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem less than 2000 years ago, fell on the 13th of April in 2014, just two days before the blood moon occurred
on April 15, 2014, the Passover. This blood moon forms part of a tetrad of blood moons that extends from 2014 to 2015 (April 15, 2014, October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015 & September 28, 2015). The fact of the tetrad of blood moons is nothing new,
for they have happened several times before in history. What is different here is that such lunar events are occurring during the time period of this aforesaid sports phenomenon of 15 years duration, coupled with the fact that the first of the tetrad
blood moons has already occurred on Passover in such close proximity to Palm Sunday on the 13thof April [note that 13 again]. What’s interesting here is that these so-called four blood moons occur on
the feast of tabernacles and the Passover in two consecutive years. This must be important. From a biblical standpoint, blood moons tend to be seen as a harbinger of bad events to come. See: Joel 2:30-31; Matthew
24:29-31; Acts 2:17-21 & Revelation 6:12-14. Also see: The Talmud (Sukkah 29a).
Could the occurrence
of such a tetrad of lunar events coinciding with important Christian holy days and the aforesaid sports phenomenon mark the end of the 15 year world championship winning streak and signify the beginning of terrible events to come? Perhaps Jonathan
Cahn's latest argument regarding possible economic and financial collapses due to occur on the climactic 'Shemitah' end date of September 13, 2015 marks only the beginning of such terrible end-time events to come.
And if so, does it not mean then that this 15 year duration of championship wins by American professional teams named after heavenly angels and Christian saints is no coincidence at all, but rather, a form of advance notice by a higher power warning the world
of something terrible to come. Perhaps, forewarning us of the tribulation period that is to last 7 years, as foretold in the Book of Daniel, chapter 9, verse 27. Whether such tribulation lasts for 7 years or 161 years,
one could only assume that such a tribulation would include either another world war, as discussed previously, or an economic collapse or even natural cataclysms or worse, all of the aforesaid. Well, whatever it means, there is enough information
here that should compel the average person to think seriously on the matter. In the Prophecy of La Salette, recall that the Marian seer, Melanie Calvat, suggested that the end time events would occur during the time period when “…the
moon will only reflect a faint reddish glow. …” (See: http://www.thepopeinred.com/secret.htm).
it is said that sports is nothing more than a reflection of life itself. But life is more complicated than it seems. Indeed, it appears that the world in which we all live is connected somehow. What is meant by connected is that it is mathematically
connected. “…A world of mathematical relations means a world in which everything is connected, in which nothing exists separately, and in which at the same time the relations between things have a real existence apart from the things themselves,
or possibly, ‘thing’ do not even exist and only ‘relations’ exist.” [Damon Wilson, The Mammoth Book of Nostradamus and Other Prophets, Carroll and Graf, 1999, p. 523]. Whether God is using 13 American professional
sports teams as instruments of his will to tell us that the world will end or not is arguable. The fact that Malachi Martin’s statements regarding the said timeline of the horrific events described in the Third Secret of Fatima closely coincides
in time with the 15 straight year run of world championship victories by 13 American professional sports teams named after Christian saints and angels is astonishing in and of itself. The recurrence of the numerical value of 13 in all of
the foregoing seems to suggest that there is indeed some complicated mathematical relationship here. Nonetheless, even if one were to ignore such dire implications of the end times, which would be hard to do, such statistical information, on its face,
at least tells us that something historic has happened in the last 15 straight years that is worthy of the annals of sports. I let the readers of this work decide for themselves what the aforesaid means.
August 1, 2013
(submitted on August 31, 2013; modified and resubmitted on September 2, 2013)
UPDATED: OCTOBER 30, 2013
UPDATE: JUNE 13, 2014 (Friday the 13th)
3rd UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2014
OCTOBER 30, 2014
5th UPDATE: DECEMBER 16, 2014
6TH UPDATE: DECEMBER 17, 2014
7TH UPDATE: JULY 18, 2015
8TH UPDATE: JULY 21, 2015
JULY 22, 2015
10TH UPDATE: AUGUST 05, 2015
11TH UPDATE: AUGUST 12, 2015