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Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Woman Clothed with the Sun, September 23 2017 and the Warning and Miracle of Garabandal in 2018



 
8:30 pm Jerusalem time September 23, 2017.

2018 is the 101st anniversary year since Our Lady appeared at Fatima. In Judaism the number 101 refers to the tears of the Mother and Our Lady of Akita wept 101 times and it is also the number of the name Michael in Hebrew gematria. The number 18 is also very significant in the apparitions of Our Lady of Garabandal as well as in Judaism. 18 is connected in Judaism with Chai (חי) that means life as well as resurrection. In this blog post I outline some possible scenarios or speculative interpretations based on the Catholic and Jewish prophecies in the light of the celestial alignment occurring over Jerusalem on 23 September 2017. The saints and visionaries have given us fragments of the images and insights they perceived and there are many possible ways to put them together like a jigsaw. Whatever our understandings of future events we must keep an open mind that our present understanding of how these pieces are joined may be wrong or confused.

On October 13 1917 Our Lady's miracle of the Sun occurred. Could this special alignment of the heavens on 23 September 2017 a hundred years later, in possible fulfillment of Revelations 12, be when the Child (who is often interpreted to mean a special Pope in old Catholic commentaries) is given as a special Pope to the Church through the merits of Our Lady's sufferings of her birth pangs at the foot of the Cross? The sign of the Dragon occurs on December 13 2017 (Hanukah) according to this astrological interpretation, which may be the start of a major persecution of the Church. If we count 1260 days from December 13, 2017 we get to 26 May 2021 for the end of this period of persecution. Will the period when there is no Pope for 25 months according to the Catholic prophecies begin in December 2018?
 

The year 2017-18 (Jewish year of 5778) may turn out to be interesting year if these speculations happen with a possible economic collapse in February 2018 or August 2018, outbreak of civil wars or disturbances in Western Europe possibly in June or July 2018, and the possible death of the two Popes and the election of a new Pope after September 23 2017, followed by this new Pope (Pius XIII) fleeing Rome after December 13 2017 and the persecution of the true Catholics and the rise of a heterodox Church in Rome and the return of communist governments to Europe. Then possibly the Warning or comet possibly on March 22 2018 or earlier followed by the Miracle on April 12 2018 (the 13th day of Omer).

 Some believe the warning will come from 3 weeks to 3 months before the miracle and some link this with the coming of the comet. In Judaism the coming of a comet is linked to the Jewish month of Shevat (which is from Jan 17-Feb 15 in 2018) as well as the 25th day of the sixth month (either 25 Elul [Sep 16 2017 or Sep 5 in 2018] or 25 Adar [March 12 in 2018]). While of course all of these events will happen someday it may not be this or next year and not according to this sequence or timetable.
 

It is also not clear whether the warning and miracle are in the same year or different calendar years. Apparently a friend of Marie Loli said that the Warning would be in an even year and others say that Conchita said that the Miracle would be in an odd year. Others believe they will both occur in the same calendar year. The Pope after Pius XIII may not be elected until January 2021 and may be either a French Pope or a Frankist (Jewish) Pope or a Pope called Francis II or he could be all three or just two. Alternatively he could be a French Jewish Pope called Leo XIV. He will ally with the future Great Monarch Henry who may reign for 56 years (Holzhauser). The Great Monarch will be Henri V of France and Henry VIII as the Holy Roman Emperor. The coronation of the promised Great Monarch (who begins as a Knight and Duke) as the King of France has been connected with a year when Saturn is in Aquarius which will next occur in 2020- if this is so then a lot is going to happen in the next 2-3 years.

It would seem according to the message of Our Lady of La Salette that after 25 years of total peace (possibly around 2050) a forerunner of the 4th Antichrist (Gog) will arise and it is in this period that the 4th Antichrist or Beast may be born. This is the 4th Antichrist who the Great Monarch will battle with at the end of his reign around 2081. However there are other possible scenarios if the Era of Peace promised at Fatima is not the Millennial Peace of Scripture but a forerunner of it.

If the paragraphs of the message to Melanie is interpreted sequentially then the period of Sardis ends in paragraph or section 20 and we are presently living in 2017 in sections 17-18. We now await section 19: 

19. ‘France, Italy, Spain and England will be in war; blood will flow in the streets; Frenchman will fight with Frenchman, Italian with Italian; subsequently there will be a general war which will be appalling. For a time, God will no longer be mindful of France or Italy, because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is no longer known. The wicked will deploy all their malice; they will kill themselves, they will massacre themselves mutually even in the houses.’
It would seem that Russia and the Islamists will attack Europe during this vulnerable period which we also lead to the rise of the Great Monarch as well as the 3rd Antichrist. This 3rd Antichrist (of the Tribe of Dan) will be born in Russia according to some Russian prophecies and others link his rise to power in Assyria and/or Syria. There are some old English prophecies that speak of a King George the son of George who will probably arise at the time of the 4th Antichrist and lead England into a time of peace. Could this refer to a son of the present Prince George of Cambridge who is now a little boy and the possible future King George VII and could then have as a son the future King George VIII? Or were these prophecies fulfilled in our Queen's father George VI? 

It is possible that section 19 of the the message of La Salette refers to World War 2 and that this is the period of George son of George and the time of the first Antichrist (Hitler) and the second Antichrist (Stalin) and the 25 years of abundant peace refers to a period before the start of the Islamist War in 1991 with the first Gulf War. The forerunner of the Antichrist could refer to Osama bin Laden and the birth or coming of age of the 3rd Antichrist (Dan or Armillus) in 1998.  Others believe the Antichrist was born in June 1966 and Jeanne Dixon believed the Antichrist was born in February 5 1962 . There is a prophecy that the Antichrist will be 55 years old when he assumes power. If the 1966 scenario is true then he will be 55 in four years time in 2021, if the 1962 one is true then he is 55 in 2017. Does this assumption of power begin with the hidden power at the beginning of the 7 years of Great Tribulation or his public coming to power 3 and half years into the Great Tribulation? 

Others believe the events such as the Pope going into exile will not occur until 2038. I personally think that many events will not occur until the Lord has taken our beloved Queen Elizabeth II to her reward. Holzhauser speaks of the killing of a King of England at the start of the upheavals in England.



Daniel Matson writes:
"...The sign of Revelation 12 has many details that are common, but uncommon when all put together. The first part of the sign is the woman clothed with the sun. This happens every year, but it narrows the time down to one month around the autumnal equinox. That woman is represented by Virgo--the virgin. She is clothed by the sun from mid-September to early October. September 23, 2017 meets these requirements.
 

The next requirement is that the moon must be under the feet of Virgo. With the sun in Virgo and her feet to the east, the moon must be a few days past new moon. Since the Hebrew Calendar is lunar and the Feast of Trumpets (September 21, 2017) is on the new moon, September 23-25 places the moon in the correct position. This happens every year on the Hebrew Calendar as long as the new moon did not occur too early or too late in relation to the equinox, which would put the sun too high or low in Virgo. Here it is perfect. The requirement of the moon and sun narrows it down to a few days of the year. The rest of the parts of the sign must then coincide with this time if we are able to observe this sign.

On September 23, 2017 there are four planets in the vicinity that complete the sign and its ultimate uniqueness. Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter play their parts. Above the head of Virgo is the constellation Leo. In Leo at this time there will be Mars, Venus, and Mercury. With Leo being a constellation of nine principle stars, the three wandering stars make it twelve at this time. Thus the garland of twelve stars is upon the woman. For three planets to be in Leo at this time with all of the other preconditions makes this rare. Combined with the final piece of the picture below is what makes this sign difficult of not nearly impossible to replicate anywhere close to the time in which we live. How rare? A search 150 years before and 150 years after September 23, 2017 produced no results...". Then these have to be combined with Jupiter being in the region of Virgo's womb for 9 or 10 months and about to exit it.


There have been some critics of this as having happened many times before but on examination they are talking about only a partial alignment not all the aspects as will occur on September 23 2017. One astronomer claims that a similar line up has occurred 4 times in the last thousand years. The last time he says was on September 24 1827. However when one looks at this alignment Venus and Mercury are below the head not above as in 2017 and nowhere near the other stars in Leo. The next date he gives is September 6 1483, however this time Mars and Mercury are below the head and still far from the other stars. The next date he gives is September 5 1293 which is the closest to the alignment of 2017. However Venus and Mars are so close together that they would almost appear as one and are further away from the Leo constellation than the 2017 alignment whereas in the 2017 alignment the three planets are part of the Leo constellation.  He also gives September 14 1056 in which Mercury and Mars are below the top of the head of Virgo and far from Leo. Also Venus is so close to Regulus that they are as one bright light. It is only in the September 23 2017 image that the three planets of Venus, Mars and Mercury would seem to complete the stella image of Leo. Venus in this alignment is the "star" representing the Lion's missing front leg and Mars and Mercury with its rear legs.

Many Protestants are connecting this with the so-called Rapture which is obviously wrong. Of course this sign may not have any connection with the Great Sign in Rev. 12 and this Sign may occur at another time and in a different manner. Many Protestants will be disappointed when they are not raptured up on 23 September 2017. It is a positive sign that many Protestants are seeing this Sign as connected to the Virgin Mary, Israel and the Church. This alignment may be heralding that the events prophesied at Fatima 100 years before are about to be fulfilled in the world and that a period of salvation history is beginning in which the events of Rev.12 will be fulfilled rather than anything happening on September 23. It could be announcing that the year 5778 of the Jewish calendar will see the events begin in the 101st year after Fatima.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Mystery of the Levirate Marriage; Spilling of Seed and Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Ruth and Boaz with Naomi and their son Obed who is the yibum son of Mahlon

The concept of a Levirate marriage hides a great mystery in Judaism. It is considered one of the deepest mysteries of the Jewish mystical tradition along with the mystery of the Red Heifer. In a sense these two mysteries are connected in that they refer to the mystery of reparation or rectification or atonement for sin. Rebbe Nachman revealed some of this mystery to his closest disciples but ordered it to be concealed from others due to them not having proper spiritual understanding so that they would distort such mysteries. Unfortunately this has occurred anyway and has been mixed with the avoda zara (foreign) teachings of reincarnation of Eastern religions by some Jews.

Rebbe Nachman calls his disciples (those who share in his charism, spirit or neshama) to understand the mystery of the Levirate marriage not in its outward literal sense but to go into the very deepest roots of its mystery and perceive its hidden light.  Rebbe Nachman also connects this mystery to his reparation of the nocturnal emission or spilling of seed in vain. The Sabbateans misunderstood this teaching in Kabbalah and sought to, on a literal level, through the use of sexual acts, to attain the spiritual dimension of this mystery which led to perversion. The Frankists and Rebbe Nachman of Breslov sought to remedy or repair for this perversion and return this mystery to its original pure level of light.

The Bible calls for a literal Levirate marriage when one's brother is married but dies without a son then his brother or another close relative marries the widow and the child born to them is considered legally to be the son of the deceased husband. On a literal level this protects widows from becoming destitute with no husband and no son. However there is a deeper meaning to this marriage and we see such Levirate marriages in the ancestry of the Messiah. 

The first mention is actually before the giving of the Torah and the law of Levirate marriage in the story of Judah, his sons and Tamar and this story also links this mystery to the spilling of seed in vain. King David and the Messiah will descend from this highly irregular union of Judah and Tamar. Their eldest son Phares (Peretz) is considered the first born son of Judah's first born son Er and takes precedence over the other sons of Judah. He receives the neshama or charism of Er as the first born son who will be the father or ancestor of the Kingly line of the Messiah. 

The next time we encounter the Levirate marriage is in the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz in which we see that it applies not just to brothers but also to other male relatives. Ruth's first husband Mahlon is a cousin of Boaz. Mahlon is the first born heir of Elimelech (the husband of Naomi) who is most likely the eldest son of Salmon and Rachab. Boaz by marrying Ruth in a Levirate marriage attains the kingly birthright for his son Obed ahead of his more senior relatives. While this kingly birthright of the first born usually passes to the eldest son it can on occasion under divine direction go to the younger or youngest such as in the case of Jacob and Esau and Ephraim and Manasseh. Jesse received the kingly birthright but God through the prophet Samuel transferred the kingly birthright to Jesse's youngest son David. 

The next levirate or yibum marriage according to Jewish tradition was with Solomon's older brother Nathan whose widow Hephzibah had a yibum son with Solomon. The Zohar states that the Messiah will descend from Hephzibah the wife of Nathan the son of David.  It would seem that the kingly birthright blessing was divided at this time with the yibum son of Nathan called Mattata receiving the promise of  being the ancestor of the Messiah while Rehoboam received the earthly throne of David blessing. This blessing was reunited when Jeconiah's childless wife married the Nathanite heir and Shealtiel was the yibum son born of this union. This is why Shealtiel and his son Zerubbabel appear in both the genealogies of Luke (descent from the yibum son of Nathan) and Matthew (from Solomon's son King Rehoboam).

The levirate marriages are alluding to the virginal nuptial union in the Divine Will. Yeshua said that those who do the will of God are his mother, brother, sister etc. The Zohar and Talmud teach through the levirate marriage that at the spiritual root of this mystery one' s wife becomes one's mother and one's father becomes their son.Yeshua also alludes to this when he asked the Jewish people who was King David referring to when he called the Messiah who is to be his son Lord. How can his son be his Lord? In a levirate marriage the new husband allows his son to be reckoned as his brother's son. God the Father in the mystery of the incarnation allows his Son to be reckoned as the Son of Joseph. 

This is meant to be understood in a spiritual manner not as reincarnation. The mystery of the levirate however does allude to the mystery of the resurrection and especially the mystical/spiritual resurrection in the Divine Will. As one inherits certain traits of certain ancestors through biological dna so we receive spiritual traits or charisms we can call neshama (a level of the soul) or spiritual dna from our ancestors and other souls. St John the Baptist shared the neshama (charism/spirit) of Elijah the Prophet. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov received the neshama or charism of Rabbi Simeon ben Yochai as well as certain aspects of the neshama of Moses and Mashiach ben Yosef as well as the neshama of his great grandfather the Baal Shem Tov.

We can also receive the negative traits of our ancestors and others which we need to do reparation for in the Divine Will. Rebbe Nachman sought to do reparation for the sins of the Jewish Sabbateans in which he offered up himself to great suffering of soul and body to repair for such a great sin as lustful thoughts and actions called nocturnal emissions or spilling of the seed in vain. Unfortunately due to the veiled language many Jews had misunderstood this teaching and in the time of Rebbe Nachman the youth and others were burdened with guilt over innocent nocturnal emissions as well as masturbation. Like the Baal Shem Tov, Rebbe Nachman taught that emissions of semen in one's sleep were not considered a sin just as a child wetting himself in the night is not a sin. Rebbe Nachman as a true chasid had a heart of chesed (mercy/loving kindness) and he wanted to help the young men who believed they had committed an almost unforgivable sin by masturbating, due to a false understanding of what spilling the seed in vain meant. He proposed a merciful remedy in which one would wash and recite ten psalms which would make reparation for any sinfulness involved in masturbation or lustful thoughts. The linking of masturbation with the more serious sins against life was also due to a faulty understanding of biology of the past among Jews that saw the semen or seed of the man as actual embryos who were being killed.

The actual sin of spilling of seed in vain in fact refers to one willfully trying to negate God's command to be fruitful and multiply by treating another human being as an object of lust as did Er who didn't want Tamar to lose her figure and Onan because through selfishness he didn't want to give his brother an heir. It is the refusal to obey God's command to generate and nurture life that makes this such as serious sin equal to bloodshed. It is the choosing of the way of death rather than the way of life. This can be symbolised by Cain and Abel- those who choose the way of death received the neshama of Cain and those who choose the way of life receive the neshama of Abel (the voice of the blood of Abel) which desires to make reparation for the sinful acts of his brother Cain whose acts can then be restored to wholeness in the divine Will. Of course it is only by giving to all souls and all acts the blood of Yeshua the Messiah that any reparation is possible.

On a more mystical level the spilling of seed in vain refers to those human acts done in the selfish human will that in a sense become the offspring or seed of evil (the demonic). The levirate marriage is entered into out of pure love for the welfare of the woman and for the memory of one's brother or close relative thus being closer to the idea of a Josephite marriage. The offspring or seed of the mystical levirate marriage or virginal spousal unions are acts done or redone in Divine Will which repair and rectifies the fallen seed. It is believed by many Breslovers that Rebbe Nachman entered into a second marriage that was a "Josephite" marriage after the death of his first wife.

Our Lady who is the mystical Red Heifer and the Mystical Levirate Bride takes on the sins of all and repairs the damage done through them through the blood of her Son the Messiah. As the Woman of Israel she is the embodiment of the neshamot of all the Matriarchs of Israel like Tamar, Ruth, Hephzibah the wife of Nathan etc. Each of the Matriarchs of Israel also receive the neshama of Our Lady who is their sister in the order of Creation, their daughter in the order of history and their mother in the order of the Divine Fiat. In a similar manner St Joseph and Yeshua are the brothers in the order of creation, sons in the order of history and fathers in the order of the Divine Fiat to the Patriarchs of Israel. 

St Joseph is also both the virginal father and the son of the Messiah Yeshua. In a sense Yeshua in Joseph and Joseph in Yeshua was the model on which God gazed when he created Adam and he gazed at the model or icon of Our Lady in the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit in Our Lady Miriam in the creation of Eve. Thus St Joseph and Our Lady Miriam were the father and mother of Adam and Eve in the order of grace as well as biological son and daughter of Adam and Eve.

The power of the praying of the ten Psalms is the power of praise  in ten different ways. It is the praise and focusing on the Lord that brings true reparation and healing to those souls wounded by their sins. Rebbe Nachman wants to get his young men and all people away from focusing on their sins and back on God who is all merciful and ready to forgive so that they can become Tzadiks and repair for others and for those others sins. There is great power for reparation and healing in joyful heart-felt praise. If we can chant or sing them while dancing in child-like playfulness and joy- then that is even better. This is true Tikkun Olam (repair of the world).

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