A Miraculous Sign From Heaven or the Most Improbable Statistical Anomaly in all of Sports History?
(6TH UPDATE: December 17, 2014)
15 YEAR UNBROKEN CHAIN OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BY AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL
TEAMS NAMED AFTER HEAVENLY CHRISTIAN SAINTS OR ANGELS:
YEAR: NAME OF TEAMS: LEAGUE:
2014 San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants MLB
2014 San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs NBA
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) Kings
2011 Saint Louis Cardinals
2011 Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Bruins NHL
San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants MLB
2009 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers
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
2004 San Antonio
(aka Saint Anthony) Spurs NBA
2004 Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Red Sox
2003 San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs NBA
San Jose (aka Saint Joseph) Earthquakes MLS
2002 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers
2002 Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy MLS
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 29 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.
So what does this all mean? Or rather, what does certain American professional sports teams and their recent achievements have anything to do with the following: the number 13, God, the Virgin Mary, Nostradamus, a meteor, Christian Saints,
the Antichrist, China, 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
THE PROPHECY OF MICHEL de NOSTRADAMUS regarding the following:
The End of Days, JULY/AUGUST 1999
Century X, Quatrain 72
“In the year
1999 and seven months,
From the sky will come the great King of terror,
Resurrecting the 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:
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.
JACINTA GONZALEZ -
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
“…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.
Whether 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 18.104.22.168,' 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.
. 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.
CLUES TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 2013:
SAINT MALACHY OF ARMAGH -
THE 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 -
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.
THE 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 5 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:
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:
"As 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:
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 77 YEARS OF AGE.
THE ORIGINAL PROPHECY OF LA SALETTE, FRANCE (September 19, 1846) PROVIDED BY MELANIE MATHIEU:
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 29 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 -
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.
WORLD WAR III AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION, 20:7-8 -
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 United States.
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.
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.
Moreover, 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? 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. 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).
In closing, 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
2nd UPDATE: JUNE 13, 2014 (Friday the 13th)
3rd UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2014
4th UPDATE: OCTOBER 30, 2014
5th UPDATE: DECEMBER 16, 2014
DECEMBER 17, 2014