Preoccupation with time has interested humanity ever since the first shadows of the sun and moon crossed our path.
About 1500 years before the worlds fastest typesetting machinewhich sets type at 1,000 characters per secondis in operation, the Bible, as we now know it, was set in the form we have come to know.
Thousands of years ago quite a few parts of the Bible were just prophecies, but it was still the Word of God. What if todays struggles deal with a part of the Bible that is a prophecy?
Saint Augustine describes that not everyone has the same gift of understanding, and that those of us who are less gifted, because we have less intelligence, have lesser obligations. However, the essential obligation is the same for everybody; in other words, we must all believe what the Bible teaches if you are Christian. In the Catholic Faith, Saint Thomas Aquinas is held in high esteem. Saint Thomas says that if you know Scripture, you must believe it with divine Faith, because God revealed it. During Christs time, even though the Pharisees claimed to be faithful to the Scriptures, they were guilty of crucifying Christ. Jesus Christs arrival was foretold in the Old Testament of the Bible. It was foretold a savior would come. For the Pharisees, Jesus was an ignorant carpenter. Yet, many facts about Him were predicted, and also about what He would do. Jewish leaders claim to have God for their master. However, our Lord said to them, If you had God for your Father, then you would recognize Me, because I am the image of the Father. I and the Father are one. (John 10:30)
Using faith and knowledge, we can better comprehend the story of Fatima, for in it we have the champion of faith, our Blessed Mother. The whole theme of Fatima is faith and love, in both Jesus Christ and his Most Holy Mother. Heaven has no time for the baloney idea of superceding Jesus with his mother, internally, externally spiritually. Inside the story of Fatima are truth and falsehoods. Much has transpired since 1917. I dont like to deal in speculation. The true story of Fatima the last 100 years involves events, and with the thematic caveat of a beautiful world peacewhich never flowedhowever, this section will be peculiar, for we deal not with the past, but more along the future, the future in the year 2017, which in a way is tantamount to prediction. Much has transpired since 1917. Something very odd transpires during this 100th anniversary year of Fatima.
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As long as one can remember, people have been trying to foretell of a future time in history. Remember Y2k, 2000, 5-5-2000, 2012? No one likes instability. No one likes horror stories. And, how many relish the End Times of Revelation or when the Son of God comes or Tribulation?
A recent internet link http://www.watchfortheday.org/signsoftheend/giza2024.html describes reference points of another day, September 20, 2017 according to readings and reference points found in the Great Pyramaid of Giza. We find great mathematical and geometrical studies of famed scholars like Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval, whom I admire, and the wonders of scriptures whereby the wonders of Egypt would lead to signs of the return of the Lord. The link references the Signs of the End and the oracle in stone. For the past 6 years or so Sept 20 has been in the fray however. The book preceding The Revelation is the Epistle of Jude. In verse 7, which fits our times we read: Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, in like manner giving themselves
over to fornication and going after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Woe unto them, for they have gone in the ways Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam, for reward, and perished in the contradiction of Korah. Raging waters of the sea, foaming out their own shame, stars with no set course, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever: verses 11 & 13. In Enoch, the seventh from Adam, we find prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his Saints. To execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly.
Excerpt From: Robert C. Valentine. Alert: For the Times, Book of Secrets, which people should read.
In this discourse, I take the stand on the position that Fatima is in biblical prophecy, and other passages in chapter 12 are relevant AND also, something is afoot this coming September 23, 2017 that is unique and will appear in the skies. If we look at the imagery of Revelation 12 closely, we can see that it recapitulates an eschatological astronomical phenomena describedat the opening of the sixth seal. We are told that a great sign appeared in heaven (or according to some translations the sky) of a Woman adorned with the Sun, being pursued by a Great Red Dragon who sweeps a third of the stars from the sky. If we look at the text concerning the opening of the sixth seal we find rather similar language, where the stars once swept by the Dragon, are considered fallen: When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the Sun became black as sackcloth, the full Moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the Earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit .... (Rev. 6:12-13) Moreover, what if the texts contained a hidden date? For some, it meant the turn of the millennium and related it to the prophecy of the Woman Adorned with the Sun and the casting down of Satan. I believe the connection to the date is somehow connected to September 23, 2017 more on that later.
Humanity was given the Bible, but in 1917 a part of the Bible was deposited on the footstep of humanity, not as a private revelation or just for old people, but for all to see and hear.
How do you know it is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy? We must look to Sacred Scripture, namely in our examples, Chapter 1, verse 1 of Revelation, also called the Apocalypse, and Chapter 12, verses 1 and 2. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto John, to show his servants things which must come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his Angel unto his servant John who wrote the Apocalypse. (Ch 1, verse 1) And a great sign was seen in heaven; A woman arrayed with the Sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out.
(Chapter 12, verses 1 and 2)
Keep in mind, all things connected to Fatima are not to show veneration to Blessed Mother above God. I do agree that the there is a corollary idea between Fatima and a Prophecy of Pope Leo XIII, however, I do not think that the millennium is the main thrust or interplay to Revelation 12, the main focus of this report. What is the vision of Pope Leo? From when should his 100 year period be calculated from?
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In 1899, Pope Leo XIII consecrated the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 11th 1899, as requested by Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart. And where did that get us? Unfortunatley, we saw World War I, World War II and the rise of something called Fascism and Communism and a whole litany of leaders connected to Fascism and Communism in which they perpetuated horrific atrocities.
In 1947, Fr. Domenico Pechenino, a priest who worked at the Vatican during the time of Leo XIII, provided a first-hand account of the events of Leo XIII which I think you would like to read: I do not remember the exact year [when Pope Leo had his vision]. One morning the great Pope Leo XIII had celebrated a Mass and, as usual, was attending a Mass of thanksgiving. Suddenly, we saw him raise his head and stare at something above the celebrants head. He was staring motionlessly, without batting an eye. His expression was one of horror and awe; the color and look on his face changing rapidly. Something unusual and grave was happening in him. Finally, as though coming to his senses, he lightly but firmly tapped his hand and rose to his feet. He headed for his private office. Then he was asked , Holy Father, are you not feeling well? Do you need anything? He answered: Nothing, nothing. About half an hour later, he called for the Secretary of the Congregation of Rites and, handing him a sheet of paper, requested that it be printed and sent to all the ordinaries around the world. What was that paper? It was the prayer that we recite with the people at the end of every Mass. It is the plea to Mary and the passionate request to the Prince of the heavenly host, (St. Michael: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle) beseeching God to send Satan back to hell.
The St. Michael Prayer was instituted by Pope Leo XIII, after his prophetic vision. It was recited after Low Mass, until Vatican II made changes in 1965 and it was killed so to speak and was no more repeated after masses.
The St. Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Some think the turn of the millennium was mentioned in the original secrets of Our Lady of La Salette, as the date of the arrival of a number of prophecies, including the appearance of a monster (i.e. the Beast of Revelation) who would come to disturb a short lived period of peace. A few say that the great signs described as appearing in the sky in Revelation 12:1-4 is a dramatization of the astronomical events depicted at the opening of the sixth seal. What if it is not drama but a real deal as could be seen on September 23, 2017? Hold on, more of that in a second. Many ancients thought of solar eclipses as a dragon attempting to devour the Sun.
Dragon? Did I say Revelation mentions a dragon? For some people, in Revelation 12 the Woman represents the Sun itself, AND the Red Dragon attempting to devour the Womans child is the moon. Hmm sounds fishy...
Others say the Dragon represents something else.
The Dragon sweeping a third of the stars from the sky obviously relates to the stars falling to Earth. So the Divine Drama of Revelation 12 appears to be a celestial display reflecting events occurring in the heavenly sphere, and signify on Earth the occurrence of the war in heaven described in Revelation 12. If we look at part of the verses 12 to 13 of Revelation 12 : Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short! And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the Earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
You can say since 2000, the Dragon has been the enemy of not only Our Lord but also of Mary, His Divine Mother. The Dragon is Satan.
St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1716) was perhaps the first mystic to believe that Mary would play a prominent role in a battle against Satan during the latter times and recognized the importance of Our Lady in the approach of the Second Coming of Jesus. The salvation of the world began through Mary and through her it must be accomplished, said de Montfort.
Mary, two thousand years ago, scarcely appeared in the first coming of Jesus Christ so as not to confuse people, to not wander from the truth by becoming too strongly attached to her. But, he also stated that in the second coming of Jesus Christ, Mary must be known and openly revealed by the Holy Spirit so that Jesus may be known, loved and served through her.
De Montfort believes that in the future, Mary must shine forth more than ever in mercy, power and grace; in mercy, to bring back and welcome lovingly the poor sinners and wanderers who left the Faith; in power, to combat the enemies of God who will rise up menacingly to seduce and crush by promises and threats all those who oppose them; finally, she must shine forth in grace to inspire and support the valiant soldiers and loyal servants of Jesus.
The dragon, I believe, is the original serpent, representing evil, and with his tail will try to drag away a third of the stars of heaven. Some say it alludes to Lucifer and his fallen angels; others mankind; still others the clergy are represented by the stars. A third is a considerable number to be misled by evil in any case. But, whichever one you are inclined to believe in, one thing is certain. Two opposing organizations will battle each other, good vs evil.
Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness. (Isaias 5:20). In Genesis chapter 3 ver 15:
St. Louis de Montfort noted this passage from the Bible, I will place enmities between you and the woman, between your race and her race; she will crush your head and you will lie in wait for her heel
...the humble Mary will always triumph over Satan, the proud one, and so great will be her victory that she will crush his head, the very seat of his pride notated De Montfort. It is important to also note that St. Louis De Montfort made his prophecy well before the era of modern Marian apparitions. It must be understood, Mary is never to replace her divine Son, Jesus Christ. Through her helpful intercession, Mary assists humankind in attaining a union with her Son, Jesus. The defeat of Satan for some scholars occurs at Satans expulsion from the heavenly realm, when the ancient Serpent is cast to Earth by the archangel Michaelan event which is heralded by a rare sequence of astronomical omens.
In terms of astronomy, Sept. 23 will transpire in a unique way. The degree of uniqueness will vary to many but it reveals a maze. Thus far, as of May 2017, the news of it hasnt graced the mainstream news. However, on the internet, it is a prophetic sign, in part to a reappearance of 12 stars connected to the constellation Leothe lionalong with the Sun, Jupiter and the Moon in the feet of the constellation Virgo.
Some people claim that this is a very rare event; allegedly only once in 7,000 years according to some; according to others it never has happened in such a way; and according to the other side of the coin, its not rare and it has occurred. For starters, may we suggest looking over this link:
Historically, for the past 12-15 years or so, 2 or 3 other signs had been making the rounds regarding Revelation: A) The alignment of the Giza Pyramid pronouncement of Sept. 20, 2017. B) The tetrad of total lunar eclipses in 2014-2015. C) The belief that Sept. 23, 2017 was the midpoint of Tribulation; after all, those from this camp believed it started in 2014 (connected to the Blood Moon) and the end would be 2026, so we needed a mid-pointhowever, it is fair to say we are not in the Tribulationat least, not yet
I must adamantly stress, I am neither counting on Sept. 23 or discounting it. On or about 3/2 BC, something similar to our Sept. 23, 2017 did occur. There appeared a rare triple conjunction of the stars which led certain wise Magi or wise kings to Bethlehem. It was indeed a triple conjunction that only those who study the stars understood. They saw Jupiter (the king planet, through its retrogade motion) and the bright star Regulus come together in Leowhich for many a symbol of the tribe of Judah. Why not? The formation of the zodiac is traced back to Jewish astronomers.
After the triple conjunction, Jupiter was seen to be heading west until it made a conjunction with Venus. And, this conjunction was so close and so bright, no man alive had ever seen anything like it. To top it off, Jupiter continued its movement west until it finally stopped in the sky near Jerusalem. Actually, as seen from Jerusalem, it appeared directly over the small village of Bethlehem, 8 kilometers directly south of Jerusalem. Remember, as we orbit the Sun each year, the Sun appears to move through the 12 constellations of the zodiac, in reality spending about 1 month in each one. During September through late October (the autumnal equinox) the Sun appears in Virgo. Moreover, the Moon frequently appears near the feet of Virgo.
Generally speaking, a good astronomer will state that, for a day or two each September or October, the Sun appears in Virgo with the Moon at her feet, so this is not that remarkable.
There is a professor named Dr. Danny R. Faulkner who told us (May 1, 2017) via the web the autumnal equinox has an added visitor, Jupiter, the wondering giant planet that takes 11.86 years to orbit the Sun, that he remembered Jupiter was close to Virgo in 1969, plus the fact that the last time Jupiter was in and the Moon was at Virgos feet for a day or two was in 2005. Then he quips that it was no big deal in 2005 because YouTube was very new then which is to say 2005 or 2013 shouldnt be a big deal.
Yet, the forthcoming astronomical event should be seen both in zodiacal terms and in the words of St. John of Patmos, the prophet who lived around 2,000 years ago and wrote Revelation. Heavenly signs, symbolism, co-incidences in timing, call it what you will, none of it would be impressed upon the mind without modern star programs, in particular something called Stellarium.
What transposed in 3/2 BC occurred with two important things in mind: 1. The astronomical event was followed by men of learning who took the time to study the stars and knew of the significance of what was said about a coming Messiah, a Jewish king from David and to be born of a Virgin and its importance for the future. 2. The astronomical event was seen by them with their very own eyes.
In modern context, one can take the time to study the stars not only by mere eye observation but by the power of Stellarium, which also lets us peer into the past. The Star of Bethlehem, the strange conjunctions, symbolism or no symbolism, the thing is that it really happened. It formed real history.
When we turn our gaze to our heavens, like it or not, even the average person can see for himself the authenticity of September 23.
Question: Does it match Revelation? in particular Revelation 12 which is a hot topic on the world wide web? Let us go beyond generalities.
I am not stating we are due to a world of nightmares. This world has its share of horrible dangers and problems already. August, September, October for many people in the United States is hurricane season, and that usually spells trouble. Do we need to hear of a possible future with more horrific nightmares that could eclipse anything already known?
Nevertheless for the record, as stated in Alert: For the Times, Book of Secrets, although we have witnessed recent crack-pot ideas about end-times, there is no doubt Christianity has been diminishing in much of the world, a world in novel perplexities and old perplexities, filled with tumultuous times. In terms of Catholicism, it is worse, even in Portugal you are seeing a couple of things you never thought possible like the rise of pro-abortion leaders. Overall, the spectrum is that the words and commands of Our Savior are shrinking and shrinking and in many parts of the world ignored. Translation: the rise of false beliefs, dangers, and tribulation, with lower case T.
If you are on the optimist side of things, the bad things will surely end, and all those displeasures are temporary. Besides, has it not happened before?
Discomforts? Tribulations? Punishments from God?
When something spectacular and fiery passed like that 2013 meteor over Russia, everyone noticed the unusual event.
Will the Sept. 23 alignment be just a pretty story, a series of observation of Signs in the Sky?
Astronomical conjunctions have appeared before and until it passes, one cannot say what will occur next with a great certainty.
The formation of stars have aligned with swings of similar patterns, as our Professor Faulkner has alluded, but according to my full research, not in the exact same manner as September 23, 2017.
From a historical standpoint, a few signs happen ahead of time. First, the opening verses of Rev. 12: And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the Sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: And being with child, she cried out travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered. (Revelation 12: 1-2)
On August 27, 2016, Jupiter entered the sign of Virgo. Jupiter is the King planet for some. For all, it is the giant planet. Ancient rabbis, Greeks, Romans, Chinese studied the stars, but we take the zodiac signs as designated by ancient rabbis. For the Jews, Jupiter is known as the planet of the Messiah. As a corallary, if God is God the Son, why cant Jupiter represent Gods power and Jesus?
On November 20, 2016, Jupiter began to enter the body of Virgo (womb) of the constellation Virgo. Here begins one astronomical event in that Jupiter this time lasts 9 1/2 months within Virgo; it corresponds with a gestation period of a normal late-term baby. In the past, Jupiter has entered Virgo, sometime 9 months, sometimes less, sometimes more. After 9 months, it will exit Virgo, however before it does, in April, according to the findings of researcher Scotty Clark, whom we should give credit, points out that there are things associated with Rev. 12 that happen first, and then it is claimed they connect to April.
For starters, in Joel 2:31, Joel prophesied that before the Tribulation period, the Sun will turn to darkness and the moon into blood. The last blood moon was circa 2015. On April 10, 2017, occurred a new moon, and also discernible to the naked eye was Jupiter inside Virgo for all to see. Scotty relates Revelation 12 was forming, the signs were forming mainly that Jupiter was in Virgo but also the moon was within the belly of Virgo. It was drawing your attention, so to speak.
PSALM 19:1-4: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
Knowledge? You havent seen anything, yet, mainly because when the alignment happens on Sept. 23, it will occur to people in the western hemisphere in daylight, so eyes will never see it all, but knowledge in todays world via technology will make the alignment and its formation accessible! On the other side of the world, it will be night.
The prospect of a unique alignment, day or night, with the aid of the computer began to draw attention to Sept. 23, 2017 just within the last 12-14 months, to be frank. These are stars that normal eyes can see.
Events, by the way, which were foretold to be accompanied by the Signs in the Sky described at the opening of the sixth seal in the Apocalypse, and in Jesus Olivet discourse in the Gospels appears.
The end of the thousand years in Revelation 20 is the age spoken of by Christ in his eschatological discourse on Mount Olivet, when wars would increase in intensity and there would be a mass departure from the Faiththe age of the Great Apostasy (which I believe we are in) when the light of the Gospel would once again be veiled to the minds of unbelievers: And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my names sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24: 6-12).