Millions Of Muslims And Chinese Getting Ready To Convert To Christianity Through The Virgin Mary To Defy And Fight Against The Muslim Nation Of Turkey

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)

Prophecy reveals that God will raise seven shepherds (Micah 5) who will not just defeat the Islamic threat and convert entire Muslim nations to Christianity, but by these new converts, He replaces what was lost: the Christians who abandoned Christianity in the West.

Hard to believe?

Allow me to take you on a prophetic journey the beginning of which provides little clues but by the time you reach the ending, it will not only blow you away, but shatter your mind to a point of no return.

Contrary to how many view prophecy, God will not be mocked by rampant growing eugenics ideology, ultra-nationalism, abortion on demand, euthanasia, homosexuality, promiscuity, disregard to chastity, heresy and a grand falling away. He will severely deal with the West’s ills by a shocker. God will replace what was lost by attracting multitudes of Muslims and even convert millions of Chinese to Himself. Yes. You heard it right. God always keeps a remnant while through them He brings in others to replace the rebels from what was lost. Think China and many nations from the Muslim Middle East who for centuries knew not the true God. He will bring these in and replace what was lost. But which nation He uses to carry out such a mission will shock you.

Before we get into these prophecies that reveal all this, several examples can be deduced from Christian history on how the church dealt with Muslims. We think of great Christian warriors who partnered with Muslims who were anti-Jihad. Elcid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar 1040 – 1099) was such a man. From history we can see how God appoints a King Cyrus, a righteous shepherd to lead His flock. So many were the Muslims who were magnetized by this Christian warrior that he was able to unite many Muslims to even convert and join the ranks of the Christians and these fought valiantly against the Islamist oppressors.

In fact, when El Cid left Valencia, even the ones who remained Muslim begged him to remain preferring his rule over Muslim Shariah.

Today there are countless Muslims who do not want Islamists to rule. “Erdogan is the new Hitler” says Enes Kanter, an NBA center with Turkish roots. Obviously Muslim turks are divided over Erdogan.

Enes Kanter even tried to go to Turkey to persist on saying that “Erdogan is the new Hitler”. He was forced to return to the U.S. this week after having been detained for several hours at a Romanian airport.

But these prophecies are not easily detected by the speed readers of today who zip through verses and think they can interpret. It can never be discovered without believing that God speaks through typology and parables. To obtain true wisdom from God, many ignore the key component, Proverbs 1:

“[the wise] shall understand a parable, and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:6-7)

This “fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom” which we hear repeated continually is usually said in isolation, but it relates to “understanding parables” where the fools read but do not understand.

That is, the Bible has much to say in the form of mysteries and typology which fools completely reject because they are unable to unravel mysteries. The tares take many verses in scripture which at face value seem literal when in God’s plan they are allegoric, or perhaps both or even perhaps have dual fulfillments; the literal sense is for ancient Israel while for the Church after comprehending the New Testament of “greater things to come” can be read allegorically. Christ even warns that the tares will not understand these parables while only the wheat will.

“Why do You speak to them in parables?” Jesus was asked in Matthew 13:10:

 “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them [fools] it has not been given . . . . And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive, for the heart of this people has grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart and turn, so that I should heal them'” (Matthew 13:11,14,15).

The Apocalypse is one of the best examples. It depicts an image of a Woman crushing the crescent moon (the pride of Islam) under her feet. But Apocalypse is allegory.

The wise knows and understands what it means to be “the seed of the woman”. From Genesis 3:15 “The seed of the woman” was about a virgin’s seed. But this is not to be isolated. We also have Christ and His seed. But Revelation 12 has “seed of the woman” this becomes a distinct signature, the true Christian has a mother and the true Christian is also of “the seed of Christ” (Isaiah 53).

Isolating scripture is the way of the devil. In scripture it is not one or the other, its both or all the above. Yet only the tare insists he is exclusively of the seed of Christ. He loves the word “alone” and is known for insisting on using the word “alone” because this is how he isolates scripture.

But the wise considers, Christ did not manifest from Him alone, but also from humanity, from Mary. The tare will say “God alone killed Goliath” or “David alone kill Goliath” or “a stone killed Goliath” while the wise says that God killed Goliath by the hand of David through the rock which is a parable about Christ the Rock and Peter is also the rock who represents the Rock and who also has a mother: “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 …” (Revelation 12)

She is now clothed by the Sun (Christ) when it was that very Christ Who was clothed by the woman: in the womb.

A tare hates what I said so far even though it is all in scripture. The Ark-Woman will have much to do with captivating Muslims across the globe. God even ordained that the Arabic language is used to captivate millions of Muslim souls to convert to Christianity and even love the most hated word in the Muslim world: ‘Zion’.

Muslims love Zion?

My proposal here might be considered ‘mere speculation’, but what is not speculation is that the word Zion without question is an Arabic word and our Lady of Fatima, without question, Fatima is an Arabic name. Even Guadalupe is without question completely an amazing Arabic construct and is a parable which jumps from the pages of scripture as we shall reveal later on.

All Muslims believe that the name of their mother is Fatima and repentant Muslims will finally realize Mary as the true “Fatima”. If God had no problem with Paul’s projection of the “unknown God” (Acts 17:23) dedicated at a pagan ‘hill for Mars’ (v.22) to direct towards the “true God,” why would God not present a Salmon egg to catch the suffocating fish caught in Islam’s net by using Fatima?

Even Archbishop Fulton Sheen who predicted the rise of Islam as the religion of the Antichrist, he wrote that the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Fatima, will one day be instrumental in converting Muslims. This is not only my view, but the view of the best.

Muslims will discover “Zion”. Zion is also David’s Fortress which Christianity interpreted certain verses as St. Mary. The first misconception about the word “Zion” is that it does not start with a “z”. It is spelled with a tsade “s” and not “z” zayin as commonly written. You would never hear the ancients pronounce the word with “z”. This error is commonly used in English which based this pronunciation on German orthography, where z is always pronounced [t͡s] (e.g. “zog” [t͡soːk]). Even the Hebrew experts will tell you that ‘Zion’ is “Sion,” (Arabic):

Because Zion was originally not Israeli, the name Zion comes to us probably from a language other than Hebrew. HAW Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament mentions an Arabic root s-w-n [s’wn], meaning to protect or defend, which may give Zion the meaning of fortress.

But in addition to the meaning “fortress,” every Arab knows, that while the word Sion does mean ‘protect’ but protect what?

How is this word really used will shock you. The Arabic is the richest lingua-franca in the semitic world which kept much on how semites used and understood their languages and is why all Bible commentaries use Arabic to bridge from when the semitic language, Hebrew, was completely lost after Israel’s diaspora; “s-w-n”  (Sion) is regarding the protection of virginity. In Majjim Arabic dictionary, s-w-n (s’wn) is a “lady of royalty and of high stature” (royalty) used for “protecting chastity” “She has been ‘s-w-n’ [that is] “the maiden has kept her chastity” “a chaste maiden” (from Al-maani Arabic dictionary):

s-w-n [ص و ن ] is:
“صَوْن [مفرد]: مصدر صانَ| صاحبة الصَّوْن: لقب يُطلق على سيّدة من طبقة عالية.”

“s-w-n (singular) from san, the lady of chastity. A nickname given to a lady of high stature”

2 . :- تَصَوَّنَتِ الفَتَاةُ :- : صَانَتْ نَفْسَهَا .

“The young maiden is clocked in her ‘s-w-n’; meaning she kept herself chaste”.

So when one says “virgin daughter Sion” (2 Kings 19:22), he would literally be saying “virgin daughter chaste”. St. Mary is the prime example, even in Islam, and she was literally prophesied as “maiden” in the Old Testament and “chaste” in the New Testament.

But does this mean that we isolate “Sion” to strictly mean “Mary”? No. Again, the word “alone” is at times dangerous, yet in many places it says “the virgin and the daughter of Sion”; by whom is the church as by “the bride of the lamb” (Rev. 21:2, 9; 22:17) who are also “the seed of the woman”.

While the goal is always Christ, but had the Church been strictly of the seed of Christ “he [Messiah] will see his seed [offspring] and prolong his days” (Isaiah 53:10) then why do we also find in Apocalypse 12 “the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”?

Why is it here “her seed” and in other places “His seed” and why are only her seed are the ones who have the testimony of Jesus Christ? Therefore, the use of ‘only’ and ‘alone’ is most of the times the persistence of the tares and this is why they isolate to masquerade the tare as being the wheat.

Therefore, to have the testimony of Jesus Christ one must also have the Mother. And if God loves to adopt us as orphans and He is after all, the God of adoption, how could this be without a human mother? He is present with us as Emanuel (God with us) in Communion, in the Holy Spirit and in the Church. This is why one must avoid the tares who continually uses the word “alone” to isolate the sheep for consumption by the wolf.

And if rebellious tares do not agree with all this, God always replaces what is lost. Israel rebelled and lost their Messiah just because they preferred nationalism over Christ‘s universal love.

He then went to the Gentiles and when Protestantism took multitudes, God sent Cortez (whom the tares hate) and later St. Mary (our Lady of Guadalupe) to Mexico where savage Indians converted and replaced the same number lost from the ‘civilized world’ with indigenous Indians to come to Christ by the millions from a simple invitation by His Mother.

The tares hate this miracle because they are not of “the seed of the woman” and is why when they speak of Cortez and Mary they speak like a classic ‘civilized’ liberal using exactly the same arguments while saying they are ‘conservative’ ‘traditional’ and of course ‘civilized’ forgetting that God was looking for “the meek” and “the poor in spirit”.

Cortez’s fight was against vicious cannibals while the victims of cannibalism and human sacrifices joined Cortez converting to Christianity. Yet even Cortez is hated by the tares who know little about El Cid for had they learned about him, he too would be hated and accused of being a ‘gold-digging’ opportunist.

Hernan Cortes Opposing Human Sacrifice Giclee Print

The same will be when the seven Shepherds arise. They will work with Muslim victims. In the last decade, over a quarter million Muslims were massacred in Iraq and Syria by Islamists. All this was caused by the tares who still conspire with the Gog of Turkey. Many in the West will join the ranks of the Antichrist while Muslims (like I did) will convert and join the Shepherds.

And I am here to tell you, the Parable of the Great Banquet resembles when the King invites His people first, yet they rejected His banquet, so He sends His messengers to invite the unwanted to the wedding feast (Luke 14). The Parable of the Great Banquette is interpreted as such to bring the “poor and the feeble and the blind and the lame” while “none of those men who are [originally] invited” and rejected the invitation “will taste in My supper” (Lk 14:24).

This is what happened to Israel and it repeated and still repeats. This parable too is prophetic and takes the wise to unravel where God rejects the rebellious ones who had the truth and replaces them with the blind who previously could not see His truth. So as the Church falls away, God will go to the Muslims and even to the Chinese and convert them by the hundreds of millions.

And this is not without scriptural backing. Why else does Isaiah 45:14 has Sabeans (Muslim Arabs) including Arabic speaking Egyptians and Arabic speaking  Cushites (Sudanese) fall down and make supplication to a figure called Cyrus?

Is this prophecy exclusive to a historic figure named Cyrus? Hardly.

The long term application to this prophecy is a mass defeat of Muslims (just as it was for Cortez and El Cid) with many converting to Christianity which was aided by Our Lady of Guadalupe. And just because the tares do not like the brand of Christianity this means nothing to God; Isaiah 41-45 has much to say about the conversion of Muslims.

And we think Isaiah 41-45 is isolated from Revelation 12 with the grand apparition of the Woman with the crown and twelve stars?

And if God in the view of the tares would not approve apparitions we ask; did the first New Testament faithful isolate the coming of Messiah to only search in the Old Testament? Did the wisemen argue on their way to Bethlehem searching for a “star” in the Old Testament when they asked: “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”

We have no such clear explanation about an appearing star over Bethlehem in the Old Testament, unless of course these were able to solve biblical parables and mysteries. But we do have a woman appearing in the New Testament and we think her defeating the moon (Islam) is mere conjecture?

Who then converts all these people:

“Thus saith the Lord: The labour of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, and of Sabaim, men of stature shall come over to thee, and shall be this: they shall walk after thee, they shall go bound with manacles [shackles]: and they shall worship thee, and shall make supplication to thee [saying]: “only in thee is God, and there is no God besides thee”. “Verily thou art a hidden God, the God of Israel the saviour.””

Is this not defeating the moon crescent in fulfillment of Apocalypse 12 by the Woman? The Latin Vulgate and Greek Septuagint refers this Cyrus to the Messiah “Christos”. God used the Masoretic text for the Jews and later on had the Old Testament translated to the Septuagint to clarify and prepare much for the conversion of the Gentiles in place of what was lost from Israel. Yet the tares insist to dump the very Bible Jesus Himself used: the Septuagint.

Ever wonder why in Isaiah 45 it hints how the Muslims confess: “there is no God besides thee” “only in thee is God, and there is no God besides thee”. This is similar to the way how Muslims say there creed “there is not God but Allah,” yet here the verse alludes to how a Muslim confesses, except this time it is “there is no God besides thee” (Christ).

So in Isaiah 45, this “thee” is God while it also says “only in thee is God”.

But historic Cyrus is not God. Yet this God is “a hidden God”. So how is God hidden? And how is this God in “thee” (God): “only in thee is God”. Is God in God?

“Verily thou art a hidden God, the God of Israel the saviour”. This speaks of Muslims consuming the “hidden God” in the Eucharist. The ritual of the afikomen comprises two of the fifteen orders of the Seder. 

It is also possible that one piece of this puzzle covers the confession to Christ while the other is to this Cyrus-figure whom the Holy Spirit indwells: “only in thee is God”.

Some of these “seven shepherds” in Micah 5 can be deduced from Isaiah 41-45 including even where they come from. Why is it that God ordained prophecy to have these “seven shepherds” in Micah 5 in the very prophecy of the birth of Messiah in Bethlehem where “this man shall be our peace” happens only when righteous shepherds finally bring peace to the world:

“Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel. AND THOU, BETHLEHEM Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda: out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and his going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity. Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel. And he shall stand, and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth. And this man shall be our peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land, and when he shall set his foot in our houses: and we shall raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.”

This explains much. “Daughter of the robber” some understand this of Babylon; which robbed and pillaged the temple of God and then we have the final “Babylon” Arabia and its Islam (Apocalypse 12, 13, 17, Isaiah 28) which robbed and pillaged the ultimate temple: the Church. Then God promised “they shall be converted” pertains to Jews and their semitic family.

Islam’s Babylon robbed Christendom and force converted many Christians. “The Assyrian” (Antichrist) persecutes the church figurative of the Assyrians as the chief enemies and persecutors of the people of God and God sends “seven shepherds”, military leaders and pastors of God’s church, and the defenders of the faith. Micah 5 continues to reveal what these do:

And they shall feed the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nemrod with the spears thereof: and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian [Antichrist], when he shall come into our land, and when he shall tread in our borders. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as a dew from the Lord, and as drops upon the grass, which waiteth not for man, nor tarrieth for the children of men. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many peoples as a lion among the beasts of the forests, and as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who when he shall go through and tread down, and take, there is none to deliver. Thy hand shall be lifted up over thy enemies, and all thy enemies shall be cut off. 10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will take away thy horses out of the midst of thee, and will destroy thy chariots.

“They shall feed the land of Assyria with the sword” is both the sword of military conquest and the sword of truth (the Gospel) making both military and spiritual conquests in the lands of their persecutors, while “the remnant of Jacob”, converted Jews and Gentiles a remnant only will gain the victory.

Scripture is a wealth of knowledge with multiple meanings, multiple facets, multiple fulfillments and hidden parables, which Proverbs instructs we unlock.

So let us unlock. God uses His address to King Cyrus to ultimately be speaking of Christ or even righteous Russian Orthodox saints from the North of Turkey (most likely Russia) who will lead the battle for Christendom defying the Antichrist.

How do we conclude this, especially that many speak of Russia to still be ‘converted’ and this whole controversy about Pope John Paul II not properly dedicating Russia by name as required at Fatima when he consecrates “the whole world, especially the peoples for which by reason of their situation you have particular love and solicitude.” .

Regardless if it ‘was converted’ (which I believe it was) or ‘to ultimately be converted’, the focus on Russia at Fatima has its major reasons and the prophecy was fulfilled (in my view) or will be fulfilled (if you oppose my view) as my Catholic Arabic speaking colleague of Turkish origin Andrew Bieszad says. If he is correct then at some point in time Russia will be converted but if I am correct then its sooner than later. All I know is that some are blind and now I can see: Russia is already Christian.

I will leave the controversy for the lovers of controversy, but I am amused that we continually “pray for the conversion of Russia” sitting in a traditional church many of whom are pro Nazism and think the Jews are behind every catastrophe on earth, yet these forget to convert their wicked hearts.

Instead of miring myself into pointless controversies, I shall focus on sacred scripture where righteous nations are recognized simply by monitoring the most hated nations by the tares: Russia and China.

The most hated nations are whom God loves and the most desired nations are whom God ignores.

Russia with a high number of devout Christians and also China where Christianity is exploding like a hydrogen bomb means prophecy is being fulfilled.

No you fool, these are not Muslim they are Russian Orthodox. God is not concerned about the Hijab as you think, He is more concerned about the state of the heart

These two are hated by the tares as Russian ‘Gog’ and China’s ‘kings of the east’ who are absurdly accused of being the two hundred million man army. Do not tell me that satan fails to guide fools for he too understands prophecy better than the tares.

We must not ignore all the parallel to these eastern and northern saints reveals to be of great significance in Daniel 11. One must drop manmade chapter breaks, prior to Isaiah 45, in Isaiah 41 it says:

“Who hath raised up the just one from the east” (Isaiah 41:2)

“But I have stirred up a leader who will come from the north. I have called him by name from the east. I will give him victory over kings and princes. He will trample them as a potter treads on clay. 26 “Who told you from the beginning that this would happen? Who predicted this, making you admit that he was right? No one said a word! 27 I was the first to tell Sion, ‘Look! Help is on the way!’ I will send Jerusalem a messenger with good news.”

And how many times we, simple shepherd dwellers from Bethlehem have told you “we told you so” about many things? Daniel tells us, this one from the “north” “called by name from the east” destroys the Antichrist:

And a rumor from the east and north will alarm him [Antichrist], and he will go out with mighty fury both to annihilate by sword and to kill many. And he will set up his tent then between the seas and the mountain of the will of the holy one. And the hour of his consummation [end] will come, and there will be no one who helps him. (Daniel 11:44-45)

Daniel 11 reveals the same directions as in Isaiah 41 that these saints come from the “east” and “north”.

The Douay Rheims renders the verse “I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come from the rising of the sun”. The Hebrew “מִמִּזְרַח שֶׁמֶשׁ” is literally “the Rising of the Sun”. This is as far as the orient.

And if you think my theory that Arabs will consume the Eucharist is far-fetched, here is the completion of God’s promise:

“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen says YHWH of hosts.”

Rising of the sun has a dual meaning from sunrise to sunset but also pertains to direction where these will consume the Holy Eucharist as far as China.

And in Malachi 4:

But unto you that fear my name, the Sun of justice shall arise, and health in his wings: and you shall go forth, and shall leap like calves of the herd. And you shall tread down the wicked when they shall be ashes under the sole of your feet in the day that I do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

God will aid the remnant church by the Sun of justice.

In no way the Cyrus prophecy is exclusively of King Cyrus for several reasons. Daniel refers to an evil “king of the North,” who is south from where this Cyrus figure comes from. This “King of the North” is Gog who is crushed by a King Cyrus of the North of Gog. Below the map shows Turkey. What is directly north of Turkey? Crimea and Russia. What is far east of the Muslim Turkic Iranian nations from Turkey to Iran, Pakistan Uzbekistan? China. Both have the highest growth and refinement towards Christianity than any other spot on earth and both (China and Russia) are united.

This Gog is from Asia Minor “chief prince of Meshech and Tubal” and with him is Iran and Beth Togarmah and Gomer (southern Muslim states that split from Russia).

I recall the years I chuckled when I shared the pulpit with Tim Lahaye, a so-called prophecy ‘expert’ referring these ancient names to Russia proper until the split of the C.I.S. Muslim states destroyed all their theories as we said it will.

But also notice how God ordains history to confound the tares who are unable to unlock parables where Scofield and Tim Lahaye said Meshech sounded like Moscow and Tubal sounds like Tobolsk concluding that etymology as grand evidence.

God ordained everything for the impatient with scant surface knowledge to not get it.

They asked Jesus why do you speak in parables. He explained that he did so in order that the spiritually blind would not get it (Matthew 13:13-15). Only those who truly seek truth and are willing to admit wrongs by digging deep wells will find the spring and drink. It is all about knowledge while you can recognize the tares by them saying “its not”.

But is God being fair by not speaking plainly and for not simply sending us an encyclopedia detailing all history? God knows the hearts of men, and He has chosen to reveal His secrets to the humble and the lowly. But the wicked will continue to serve evil. If the complexity of life does not deter the wicked, what makes you think that God speaking audibly in the sky would. Even the Red Sea was seen parted it did not soften Pharaoh’s heart to send many to destruction.

But Gog being Asia Minor is supported by major authorities (Hippolytus, Lactantius, Jerome and Theodoret of Cyr as well as many renowned modern commentators such as C.F. Keil, Gleason Archer, G.H. Lang, Edward J. Young, Stephen M. Miller. Rawlinson) and even Jesus in Revelation (Pergamum as the seat of Satan). It is only the tares who say “Meshech is Moscow”.

So if Antichrist, Gog (King of the North) gets “bad news from the east and the north” (Daniel 11:44); north of the Turkic nations is Russia and East is China, two of the most hated by tares and the two are great allies of each other. This will trouble the King of the North (Turkey/Gog) who has the tares join him: “therefore he shall be grieved, and return [retreat], and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake [abandoned] the holy covenant. (Daniel 11:30).

To “forsake the holy covenant” mandates that you were once in it, that you were invited to the banquet but refused to come and apostatized. This is definitely speaking of fallen Christendom. A peek at Europe’s condition reveals some (mostly north) will join Turkey while other Europeans (mostly southern) will be refined as part of the seven shepherds.

But this “king of the North” links to what Christ in Revelation 2:12 called “seat of satan” which Christ calls Pergamum, in Asia Minor (Turkey).

This all fits with Isaiah 45’s Cyrus-Messiah whom Egypt comes to him saying “there is no god but thee” (Jesus). The Antichrist attacks Egypt “king of the South” (Dan 11,40-42) and it is rescued by Christ and His shepherds in Isaiah 19: “The burden of Egypt. Behold the Lord comes riding on a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt; The Idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in its midst.” (Isaiah 19:1)

And so now we know who fulfills this prophecy. This will also include Rome uniting with the Russians and the Chinese:

And the galleys and the Romans shall come upon him, and he shall be struck, and shall return, and shall have indignation against the covenant of the sanctuary, and he shall succeed: and he shall return and shall devise against them that have forsaken the covenant of the sanctuary.

And who is Christ coming to rescue in Egypt? God explains that one clearly:

“And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of Hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.” (Isaiah 19:20)

These shepherds will answer the call for Gog is oppressing their saints in Egypt, the Copts whom we all witnessed being martyred this week. Russia answered the call to aid the saints in Syria and Putin worked with a righteous Muslim: Bashar Al-Assad just as El Cid did work with Muslims.

Here we have the “Mighty One” could be Christ Himself, (the Messiah) or through His shepherds who fights “the oppressors” of His brethren around the same time when the Romans (Catholics) give a blow to Antichrist in Daniel 11:30 as he goes to ally with the tares in Northern Europe.

But keep in mind, in Isaiah 41:27, “I was the first to tell Sion, ‘Look! Help is on the way!’”.

So who is this “Sion”? She is the first informed. She is the first to act since as a queen in ancient Israel she is the one to tell the king to turn the waters (multitudes of peoples, nations and different tongues) into wine (blood).

Where the woman is chased in Revelation 12 pertaining to ‘her seed being chased’ and while ‘chasing the woman is chasing her seed’ and ‘chasing her seed is chasing Christ’s seed’ so comfort comes to Sion. The chaste virgin daughter of Sion (Mary) is the first to know that “help is on the way” from nations no one thought will help.

The good old days. When you had nothing the divorce rates were zero and you had to work because you would starve to death. At times poverty is a good thing.

And the Mother of God is active in the call to salvation in her son. In many places it is said “the virgin and the daughter of Sion”; by whom is not meant any virgin or daughter there, but the church as to the affection of goodness and truth; the same as by “the bride of the lamb” (Rev. 21:2, 9; 22:17). “The virgin and the daughter of Sion” signifies Mary.

But God even differentiates between Mary’s seed and the tares “May all who hate Sion be put to shame and turned backward” (Psalm 129:5) and in Revelation 12 defines true Christians as the “seed of the woman” and this mandates these call this woman “mother” or else these ‘hate Sion’.

But despite that the tare admits God resided in a womb of a woman, the tare despises elevating her to a queenly and motherly status by claiming that by this, she is being worshipped. Yet God predicted her reaction to their mocking:

“this is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him: She despises you, she scorns you — virgin daughter Sion; she tosses her head — behind your back, daughter Jerusalem. (Isaiah 37:22 – 23)

But Apocalypse 12 “the woman” does not exist in a vacuum. God’s Ark in Revelation 12 is defined at times with Sion: “the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Sion” (2 Chronicles 5:2).

The Ark of the Lord here is Sion (the chaste).

The Bible even foretells His residence in Mary’s womb: “the LORD, who dwells in Sion” (Psalm 9:11), “deliverance for Israel would come from Sion!” (Psalm 14:7) “Out of Sion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth” (psalms 50:2) is the woman clothed with the sun, “deliverance for Israel would come from Sion!” (Psalm 53:6), “The LORD sends out from Sion your mighty scepter” (Psalm 110:2).

Who did the scepter come from? Sion’s womb.

This whole context of these seven shepherds include magnificent declarations within the context of this future King Cyrus which includes even the declaration of the birth of the coming King of Kings and it was first given to Mary “Sion” and then revealed to the rest “I first have declared it to Sion, and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good tidings” (Isaiah 41:27).

So who did God send the message of the immaculate conception to?

“I first have declared it to Sion” and then “I give to Jerusalem a herald of good tidings” (the birth of Christ).

He first declared the birth of Christ to whom? In the Old Testament it was prophesied by the prophets of Israel (Sion) but can anyone argue who was the first to get the Good News about the birth of Christ in the New Testament? It was Sion: Mary.

God continues in chapter 42 revealing the droves of Muslim conversion to Christ:

ye inhabitants of Petra [Arabia], give praise, they shall cry from the top of the mountains. They shall give glory to the Lord, and shall declare his praise in the islands. The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, as a man of war shall he stir up zeal: he shall shout and cry: he shall prevail against his enemies. I have always held my peace, I have I kept silence, I have been patient, I will speak now as a woman in labour: I will destroy, and swallow up at once. I will lay waste the mountains and hills, and will make all their grass to wither [starvation]: and I will turn rivers into islands, and will dry up the standing pools.

Petra is Arabia Petraea. And even the migrants, the floods of Muslims in southern Europe “the islands”  sent by Turkey’s Gog will “declare his praise in the islands” (Europe). Muslims in Italy, Greece and Spain will convert.

Here they give ‘praise’ ‘giving glory to the Lord’ after He speaks as a ‘woman in labor‘. This is magnificent. This links right to Revelation 12’s woman in labor:

And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth [in labor], to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness“.

While persecution of the woman is heavy, many in Arabia will know God Who will:

lead the blind into the way which they know not: and in the paths which they were ignorant of I will make them walk: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these things have I done to them, and have not forsaken them.” (Isaiah 42:16)

God has compassion on the Arab ignorance and He invites the “blind” and the “lame” “lead the blind into the way” just as He promised to do in his Parable of the Banquet. It is the promise of John the Baptist “make the cooked roads straight” which he suffered a beheading in Arabia. God is merciful towards the Muslims and says of many of them “they were ignorant”.

NOW LET ME TELL YOU THE REST OF THIS AMAZING STORY
But this is not the rest of the story for we have much more to quench the thirst of the saints with amazing revelations they never understood before. God promised Ishamel to bless him, at the end, to fulfill the reconciliation between Esau with Jacob.

And one more thing one must consider; all of the sudden this Ark appears at the midst of the last seven years described as a woman stomping the moon. The Bible including the miracles reveal a rich meaning.

And what do I mean by a ‘rich meaning’?

Let me take you on the rest of this journey and tell you of things you never heard before, the beginning of which provides little clues but by the time you reach the ending, it will not only blow you away, but shatter your mind to a point of no return. But first lets set the runway.

Proverbs says interpreting parables is key to unlocking everything. One mode of interpretation says that the whole Bible and its typology is about Jesus. While this is true, the other mode of interpretation says that God’s message represents a ladder, a stairway to heaven if you will, and by these steps you reach to Christ. This is rejected by many arguing that we do not reach upwards to God, that Lucifer desires to be God while God went downwards and reached out to man.

All this is true. But what is not understood about God’s ladder (Jacob’s ladder) is that it goes both ways.

Lucifer’s pride is not a ladder. He wanted to become like God and jump directly to reach the heights of heaven. This is the concept of the tares saying I will reach directly to God (Christ).

The tare argues against reaching out to Mount Sion, yet he is guilty of the very thing he accuses others of. Hebrews 12 shows an incremental approach to saints, angels and to Christ, the whole heavenly Mount Sion:

“But you have come to Mount Sion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:22-24)

This is the whole goal and process of salvation, that is, to approach “innumerable company of angels,” then to “the church of the firstborn,” then to “God the Judge of all,” and then “to the spirits of just men made perfect,” and then “to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant”.

“The righteous” who are “made perfect” are the saints whom scripture says we “approach”.

This is the communion between the Church Militant on earth and the Church Triumphant in heavenly Mount Sion, where the saints, angels and The Trinity reside.

This is no small issue for which without you are dialing the wrong number.

We have several clues in the Old Testament which many ignore. As Saint Augustine said: “The New Testament is concealed in the Old, and the Old Testament is revealed in the New.”

Today’s tares shout “Jesus” and by shouting the name it becomes a license for ‘anything goes’.

I find this when I review Spurgeon’s interpretation of Psalm 132 where everything is run through his allegoric grinder shouting ‘Jesus’ behind every faulty interpretation he gives and by that it gives him credence and a license to deceive. Shouting ‘Jesus’ is done to sort of validate corruption and meaning of the text. Read the link and see after I complete explaining how Spurgeon knows zip about Psalm 132’s typology, the ancient Middle East, or Jewish customs, yet he uses guesswork to fit every verse to match his booklet theology.

Spurgeon and his ilk do not even know Sion is a masculine name, yet at times in scripture it is addressed as ‘feminine‘.

These fail to see the connect between Sion and Mary, its citadel. Yet for two decades roaming with tares, they told me that none of my heritage or language from the cradle of Jesus mattered, since Mary for the tare translates to one English word: “incubator”.

But lets get into the meat and examine the Arabic. Being the typical iconoclast, Tariq Ibn Ziyad, after conquering Spain (Espania) transformed churches into mosques including the Church where this ancient icon of Mary was located. It was said to be hidden at the Guadiana River, also known as the Wolf River, or in Latin, lupe, where Muslims who controlled the area preserved the name given by the Spanish, but referred to the local river using the Arabic term wadi (valley, oasis) and hence the name stuck and the river and the surrounding area came to be known as wadi lupe or the way the Spaniards said it: Guadalupe.

However, all Arabs pronounce it as WaddaLubba, there is no “P” in the Semitic alphabet and all “P” is pronounced as “B” while the Spaniards added a “G” for Guadiana River.

But any Arab will tell you that Wadd-a-Lubba (how you exactly pronounce Guadalupe in Arabic) means God of love is in Her core (heart). This is the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

But I wish this is all this meant for some will argue that this could be just mere coincidence.

One can consult the highest authorities on the Arabic language to only find out that Waddalubba literally has multiple meanings: God of love is in Her core (heart). Wadd means “love” it also means “desired” while “Lubb” is “gem” “heart” or to be more specific “core”.  

Lubb in Arabic is also wasitat al-qilada (see #4 from Almaany), which signifies “the jewel”.

And this is not just any jewel, “the purest and best from all,” and a symbol of sanctity just as in s-w-n (chaste one).

Wasitat also means the intermediary as the cross here is the bridge between man and God while “wadd” in its most common usage literally pertains to a male deity which means “the god of love” and is why Muslims have a name of God as “Al-Waddud” (the loving) from Wadd.

So what we have here is “wadda” which strictly means “her god of love”.

Wadd is also regarding someone most precious to a woman, a husband or an only son or firstborn.

Adding lubba, the construct becomes rich: Her God of love is in Her core (heart) and is her only son. 

The use of lubb (core) is no accident either. It is no wonder why even in Italian the word core is literally heart and in Spanish corazon is also heart: the core.

In other words, the message becomes so clear that the desired one, this God of love Who is desired, Who is most precious to her, her jewel, the most precious of jewels, this male Son is Deity, is in her inner core or what she contains in her inner being Who constitutes love who is also God Himself.

Therefore She is pregnant with God.

In essence Wadda-Lubba (Guadalupe) has a response to Islam. This “Wadd” (love) is Christ Who was in the Womb of Mary and is why Christians say “blessed is the fruit of your womb (lubb), Jesus” and is why even scriptures uses “fruit” as in the core of an apple and is why even God calls Jerusalem “The Apple of My Eye”.

In her womb (lubb) always resides the seed and it is this “fruit of Her womb” that is this blessed one.

And how does this go against scriptures? The Arabic language, one of the most ancient of Semitic languages that I mastered can say volumes and speak parables in two or three words and is why wisemen found the Christ out of Iraq and Kuwait for these knew how to unlock great parables to find this “star” which confounded modern historians as to the secret of how they derived at such conclusion.  This is a story for another Sunday Special. The very story of the wisemen is the story of Muslim conversion to discover Bethlehem (Beit-Lehem) a name composed of two words is the home of the bread of life and the Lamb of God since Lehem in Arabic means “meat”.

Semitic names provide tremendous clues.

A word in the Arabic dictionary is so rich that the word Lion has around four hundred words each one has a specific quality regarding the lion; al-afdah – whose coat blends with the early morning;
al-hasur – the crusher; al-baswar – whose prey is tender; al-aghlab – whose foe is overcome; al-muzafur – whose coat is stained with red (from zafran, ie, saffron); al-harhar – whose gut sloshes (when he walks); al-aqur – the hamstringer (ie, who attacks his prey by the hind legs and thus hamstrings, or disables it); al-awf – the night stalker …

And with WaddaLubba, adding the image to the name, the construct remarkably parallels Christian theology. She is Queen and is the loving Mother and Christ is her Heart and is Her love and He (Jesus) is the very essence of love and He is Her desire as The Father’s only Son, conceived as man in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

There are no better Semitic words to use than these two Wadda and Lubba to construct such a message (more in that here)

When I first walked into a Catholic church in the West and kept hearing the repetition of what Catholics say “the Sacred Heart of Mary” it all made perfect sense. Everywhere I looked it was Arabic. Our Lady of the Almudena had the crescent moon under her feet. Almudena is commonly known in Spain to mean ‘the citadel’. But Almudena is purely Arabic (مئذنة) and has zero meaning in Spanish. “Al” (the) and “Mudena (minaret). She is not just any minaret, but the minaret. The Citadel And Walls Of Jerusalem (David’s Tower) On Mount Sion, our Beloved Mother Mary The Mother of God Whom we cherish and love for keeping chaste.

Indeed, we adore her. During the Six Day War it was a Christian woman Mrs. Hannah Sudah who came to take refuge in our home cuddled up with us in the small shower room continually praying to the Mother of God with a Rosary. I never forgot her shouting “O Mother of God” “O Jesus have mercy” at every shell that landed in Jericho for six days and there were thousands of them exploding all around being sandwiched between the Jordanians on the military camp and the sons of Israel on the other side. When war was all over as we rested on the seventh day, we went up to the rooftop to see homes flattened and bullet holes in every home but ours.

THE CHALLENGE NO ONE CAN DEFEAT
Two weeks ago I wrote on Psalm 132 challenging the world to explain why the Ark in Psalm 132:8 arises with God to heaven:

“rise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified [made pure].”

I asked: how could the Ark resemble Christ and then rises to heaven with the Ark who is Christ?

Here we obviously have two separate individuals. I even provided the experts who were puzzled at the mention of Bethlehem (the birth of Christ) in what seems a short, insignificant little psalm that supposed to be speaking of an Ark in Jerusalem.

Yet the verses that are considered insignificant are the ones that become most effective and most significant in the end just as Bethlehem was insignificant yet out of it came the Most Significant.

The best the tares can do was to try to show that this must have been David or even Solomon taking up the Ark on a journey and therefore is disconnected with the Assumption of the Ark (Mary).

Now for the first time I shatter all faulty interpretations and will show why this is an impossible interpretation. Now you will see how one interprets a short Psalm properly.

All ‘experts’ are mystified with this Psalm. Some will give scant explanations about how every year at Tabernacles the nation held a festive procession to celebrate God’s choice of David and Zion, or that the Songs of Ascent were so named due to the fact that Jewish pilgrims would “ascend” (rise) to Jerusalem on a periodic basis to worship at the annual festivals.

Try researching the numerous conjectural interpretations that lack biblical evidence. None of them even know what verses 8-11 mean because they have nothing to provide but scant support for their claims. Its a “a coronation ceremony of king David” “a procession toward Zion,” “an annual festival” or a “Song of Zion,” so they say.

They even found copies of these Psalms in the Qumran caves by the Dead Sea (11QPs) dated fourth-fifth century B.C. so you have the scholarly who are only interested in arguing over assigning these psalms to the postexilic or pre-exilic period. They argue ad-naseum where hardly anyone agrees with the few who correctly concluded that these Psalms must have been written by Solomon himself.

But they all have major holes in their theories, they are strongly conjectural and lack biblical evidence.

But a simple shepherd in the Middle East reading this Psalm will quickly conclude verses 1-10 is a simple petition that was fulfilled in Psalm 132:11-18. It was ordained to be sung centuries before the fulfillment of a desire and prayer by a shepherd to provide a permanent “resting place,” for where God suffered enough unspeakable torment, that the Shepherd pleads that this God is taken up and also His Ark to heaven with him.

Making women walk while man rides the donkey is simply not true. It is lady’s first from the time of Joseph with Mary on their trip to Egypt until even now, its Lady’s First.

Psalm 132:11-18 are an answer to that shepherd’s petition who (discovered and finally understood) what this Ark meant (being Mary) during his life story having been visited by God in the Highest to tell Him through the angels of the coming Son of God. He lived through the whole story of Christ including His mother. He then remembered the Psalm and prayed it for he finally understood it.

He petitions God which God foresaw from the ancients of times this prayer and had it pre-recorded and sang throughout ancient Israel in wedding and events before it was fulfilled.

Here, read it slowly from the perspective of a shepherd, absorb each word and God will do the rest:

1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob saying; 3 “Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my tent house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation [for the Ark] for the mighty God of Jacob.”

The shepherd then reminds:

Lo, we [the shepherds], heard of it [the Ark] at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of Ya’ar (fields of the wood). We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. 10 For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed [the Messiah].

God honors the prayer request and replies giving a grander plan for this Ark and His ‘anointed’:

11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy belly will I set upon thy throne12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore. 13 For the Lord hath chosen Sion; he hath desired it for his habitation. 14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. 15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

The Petition (verses 1-5) a plea on David’s behalf recalling David’s oath never to rest until God has an honorable dwelling place. God in turn answers with an oath that He will establish a permanent dwelling in Sion. Mary’s Immaculate Heart is forever. His residence on Mount Sion is forever.

“Lo, we heard of it [the Ark] at [Bethlehem] Ephratah: we found it in the fields of Ya’ar” (Psalm 132:6)

He recalls the story of St. Mary being pregnant with child. He knows the story because He lived it. The Holy Family were seeking to find a place for St. Mary’s rest. Mary (notice David’s Womb in Psalm 132:11 “Of the fruit of thy womb will I set upon thy throne” this is regarding the virgin birth since it is from a “womb” and not a loin.

The Hebrew Beten is strictly WOMB and now the Psalmist says “I would not rest” here depicts Mary “Until I find out a place for the LORD, a dwelling-place for the Mighty One of Jacob.“ (v.5) This is a GOD she carries.

The Shepherds hear of it from the angelic host announcing it and reply to others “Lo, we heard of it as being in Ephrath” (in Bethlehem) and then we know the rest of that story when the shepherds went to fetch where Mary and Jesus were dwelling in a manger.

Even the speech of the shepherds and the wisemen: “Let us go into His dwelling-place; let us worship at His footstool,” exactly the story of the wisemen and before them the Shepherds:

“the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.”

After they [the Magi] had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him

They came to “worship at his footstool”. He was in a house, a meek dwelling “Let us go into His dwelling-place; let us worship at His footstool.” Indeed they did and God promises them a greater worship and a greater dwelling on mount Sion.

They have heard about the Ark being in “Ephratah” and then discovering about it in “Ya’ar” which confounds all scholars unable to solve the riddle, unable to solve parables, unwise, earthly.

“There is no mention in the history of the fact that the ark was “heard of” at Ephrata, or that it was ever there. The name Ephrata – אפרתה ‘ephrâthâh – is applied” (Barnes Notes)

They link Kiriath-jearim as this “Ephrathah” and that “Ya’ar” is in the neighbourhood of Kiriath-jearim where the Ark had rested for many years in the house of Abinadab (1 Samuel 7:1-2, Cambridge Bible).

What shepherd would believe that Kiriath-jearim is this Ephratah? Ask any shepherd in Bethlehem and he will tell you, its the “Fields of Ya’ar” a field not a hill. Kiriath-jearim is on a hill.

Try having your wife do that. Women usually went to the well in groups just incase some punk wanted to mess with one the rest make minced kabobs out of him and yes these jars are filled with well water

Psalm 132 was speaking of the angelic annunciation of the birth of the Savior according to Luke’s gospel. One can visit the Fields of Ya’ar to see for themselves shepherds still flock their sheep. The moment the child was born at the dawning of the day, the angels pronounced this birth at the fields of Ya’ar, the Fields of the Shepherds (Shepherd’s Fields). Even the municipality of the Shepherds Fields know it:

This site is known locally as “Isyar” [Is-Yaar] and is located 1 km north of the Greek Orthodox Shepherds’ Field … over a cave in which it is believed the shepherds’ lived.

The plea included the desire to worship God at His chosen dwelling place (v.6-8) and God (v.13-15) answers that He has already chosen a place where He will dwell.

The plea asks for godly priests to lead in worship (v.9) and God answers that godly priests will lead in worship (v.16).

The plea that for David’s sake God will not turn away the face of His anointed (v.10) and God promises that He will prosper the horn of David (v. 17-18) “I make the horn of David to bud”.

But this is through David’s belly.

No the clay jars are filled with water and this is no magic trick and if you do not go to the well you thirst

To top it all,  this “horn of David to bud” (the “Branch”) is the very Rod of Aaron that Budded which was placed in the Ark which resembles Mary– The Virgin miraculously “sprouted and carried the buds of life” (Numbers 17:6-8), as did Aaron’s rod which has no life in but blossomed and miraculously yielded fruit symbolizing the Virgin, who could not sprout or produce fruit, except through a miracle.

Psalm 132 has the whole picture. “For the Lord hath chosen Sion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.”

The Lord has chosen Sion (Mary the chaste). He has desired it (her womb) for his habitation” and this is his rest forever, in the heart of Mary. It is the Immaculate Heart forever even in the heavenly Mount Sion.

Most cannot fathom this because they live within time and forget that when they read scripture God speaks from an eternal sense.

What God does He does into eternity.

His sacrifice is ‘perpetual’ that is forever even in heaven. “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion, a participation in the blood of Christ?” (1 Corinthians 10:16). This is not a symbol, but a share just as the many fishes He shared came from the same two fish. “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body for we all partake of the one bread.”

Christ is One similar that we are all one Adam and is why we see even scripture views the Messiah as David. Psalm 132 is the most crucial Messianic psalm. It includes “The anointed” as  “lamp” where Jesus said “I am the light.”

God’s perfection does not forget a single request. In 132:17-18 He gives a response to verse 10 outlining God’s promise, to reign Himself through David’s line, the “anointed one” Who is the Mashiyach.

The Psalmist promises not to go into his dwelling (Hebrew אהל ֵבּיתי) which is literally ֹ֫ my tent house” (Ps 132:3). David was living in a palace. This is a Psalm of a shepherd.

In fact, the entire fifteen Psalms (120–134) are called till today “the Songs of Ascents,” Hebrew: sfr hamma’iilot “to go up, ascend” or “Psalms of the steps” “that on which one climbs,” or “steps” (2 Chron 9:18-9:19) the word means the steps leading to the throne of the king, and Ma’alot, is describing the upper parts of the heavens.

Allegory was a common hermeneutic even in ancient Israel. The tares focus on the letter of the allegory and drop the eternal essence, completely. All the ancients rejected the Psalms of Ascents to refer to the Temple on earth but an ascent to heaven. It is not about David carrying the Ark on some festivity.

One needs to read the whole context from Psalm 120 all the way to Psalm 132.

Even the Talmud speaks of the Songs of Ascents. Sukkah 53a-b understood the whole context as “Psalms of Ascent” after a descent to earth. Tractate Sukkah, “Fifteen steps (fifteen Psalms)” is about steps leading down from the Court of the Israelites to the Court of the Women. Its a ladder and everyone knew well what a ladder insinuates (the ladder of Jacob to heaven). Court of the Israelites to the Court of the Women resembles God going down to a Woman. This every Christian should agree with. This is the Holy Spirit descending to establish God’s own descent (coming) and His visitation to Mary and he speaks of King David’s womb not loin, the only mention in scripture about David having a womb referring to his descendant, a woman with a womb is in Psalm 132 about our beloved Mary.

The choice of Sion as the “dwelling place” and the place of the Royal ark is a festival in memorial of the establishment of the royal house and its ETERNAL sanctuary. The text is strict. It says “Qumma Adonai limnūḥāṯeḵā; (קוּמָה יְהוָה, לִמְנוּחָתֶךָ). The lamed in limnūḥāṯeḵā is strictly “TO” your everlasting resting place. In verse 1, the Hebrew זְכוֹר-יְהוָה לְדָוִד–   אֵת, כָּל-עֻנּוֹתוֹ. “fir hamma ‘alot zekor yhwh lediiwzd ‘et kol ‘unnoto”. ‘Unnoto’ is the only place we find this construct in the Bible to mean “his affliction.”

This is a rest in heaven after an affliction (think crucifixion). Is this not the ascent to heaven as all Christians should agree? Why then only reject the Ark: “Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength”?

And what is this “thy strength”? “Awake, awake, Sion; put on thy strength, O Sion; and o thou put on thy glory, Jerusalem the holy city: there shall no more pass through thee, the uncircumcised …” (Isaiah 52).

Once heaven is the center, there is little room to maneuver; “Arise, O Lord, unto Thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of Thy strength” is an assumption of the Ark. The text confirms it: “For the Lord hath chosen Sion; He hath desired it for His habitation: This is My resting-place for ever; here will I dwell; for I have desired it.”

This “Lord” and the “Ark” are two, BOTH resting in HEAVEN. The context here is about Ascending to Heaven, the Lord and the Assumption of His Ark. Two individuals, not one while “this is my resting place forever. Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.”

In this context, no one can argue that God would rise up from his resting place (in Sion Jerusalem) and then argue that this earthly real estate “Sion” is his resting place “forever”?

Once the Ark rises and is taken and RESTS IN HEAVEN FOREVER the arguments are silenced.

Here is why, once the Ark is Lifted it is no longer resting. Therefore, “Arise, O Lord, unto Thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of Thy strength” with “This is my resting place forever. Here I will dwell, for I have desired it” must happen only once.

This throws a monkey wrench into all of the faulty interpretations. Anything anyone responds with besides this is in a Jesus-style checkmate.

But then there is even a bigger problem for the tare, Psalm 132 is a “Royal Psalm,” concerned with kings and queens. Although some erroneously connect it to transporting the Ark from Kireat Jia’rim to Sion, there is no explanation why the text says “fields of Ya’ar” which is in Bethlehem. This is especially true since the text of Micah 5 says “Ephratah”: But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in travail has brought forth; then the rest of his brethren shall return to the people of Israel. (Micah 5)

Bethlehem Ephratah-Fields of the Shepherds

Here a mother is introduced suddenly and unusually without a husband. The same method we find in Isaiah 7:14 and then to top it all, David’s womb in Psalm 132 which is also Aron’s budding rod. A woman without a husband and a David without a loin is something most unusual in Jewish identification and genealogy which could only represent virgin birth and is why ancient Israel translated the Septuagint “Almah” (maiden) as “Beltulah” (Virgin) in preparation to the advent of a new age: Christianity.

No one, no, not one, can answer why the text says “Ephratah” and when the Ark rested in Ephratah unless they accept Mary is intended here alongside Her Son. The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary, although an apocryphal gospel, it reveals how they interpreted these Psalms in the ancient of days:

“And when the circle of three years had rolled round, and the time of her weaning was fulfilled, they brought the virgin to the temple of the Lord with offerings. Now there were round the temple, according to the fifteen Psalms of Degrees, fifteen steps going up; for, on account of the temple having been built on a mountain, the altar of burnt-offering, which stood outside, could not be reached except by steps. On one of these, then, her parents placed the little girl, the Blessed Virgin Mary

If a questioner asked, please interpret “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob,” the simpleton would say: “they go up to Jerusalem’s temple to worship God” but the wise would say: “they go up” is Jacob’s ladder, especially because Jerusalem represents heaven. In connection with this “ascent” is the Psalms have also in mind the lesson of Jacob’s ladder.

The Tomb of the Patriarchs: Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah. No you fool, Rachel is not here she is resting at Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.

The fool counters all this by asking: “Where does it specifically mention in scripture that the Ark of the Covenant in heaven is Mary?”

But the wise responds: the wicked asks similar questions: “where does it say Trinity” and “where does the Old Testament say ‘Virgin’”? A fool asks a question which takes ten wisemen to answer, but the wise, instead of answering would ask a similar question and put the questioner in checkmate: where does it say that the Ark was Jesus?

Even Christ yells to the Europeans who turned Protestant in the “coastlands” (Europe):

“Listen, O coastlands, unto me [God]; and hearken, you people, from afar; The LORD has called me [The Son] from the womb; from the body of my mother has he made mention of my name.” (Isaiah 49:1).

Isaiah records much of this whole story from 41 – 53. This is so clear “the body of my [God’s] mother” and here Christ reproaches them to later replace many with x-Muslims. If Mary was just like any one of us or if she was simply an incubator, why would Luke describe her womb similarly as the Ark was described: “and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb” (Lk 1:15)”.

The Holy Spirit was using Mary as His physical temple to carry Messiah symbolized in the Ark in Hebrews 9:4 as the “little urn” which “held the manna” (bread of life/Christ). We should never read Scripture in a mechanical way to fathom it mathematically or restrict its themes to only history or allegorize where there is no allegory and literalize were there are no literals or ignore where there are allegories, which speaks of multiple literals.

Even if one insist on Israel or the Church as the only interpretation of Revelation 11-12, or if they are still in doubt it is Mary, one cannot ignore Psalm 132: “Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might … For the Lord has chosen Sion; he has desired it for his dwelling place: This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.”

ONLY A TARE WOULD VIEW MARY AS AN INCUBATOR
All tares ignore or even disconnect the verses from its primary context: God the Son resting with His Mother.

God can save Muslims and convert them, but the tares He will burn. There is much connect between Sion and Mary, its citadel. Yet for two decades roaming with tares, they told me that none of my heritage or language from the cradle of Jesus mattered, since Mary for the tare translates to one English word: “incubator”.

All the typology about Mary is summed up in this miserable one word: “incubator”?

So here I am, an x-Muslim, who toiled for years to save my own Christian mother from the grip of Islam  and now the Mother that gave birth to God means nothing more than an incubator.

So Miriam (Mary) the sister of Moses, the great Patriarch and Liberator for the people of Israel, the sister to Aaron, the priest being present with Moses and Aaron at the “Tent of Meeting” in the presence of the Ark (Num 12:4) now resembles ‘Mary the incubator’ the Mother of Jesus?

No you fool, she housed the Eternal Law Giver and High Priest even though in the very Bible, she resembles the New Ark of his Eternal Covenant, who bears the presence of God.

Even when God the Holy Spirit, Who overshadowed and then indwelled the Ark (the Ark was never called an incubator), but only when it parallels when the Holy Spirit overshadowing and indwelling Mary, she became “only an incubator”?

So Mary’s womb in Luke 1:35 was no dwelling for God. It was but a swelling. A pregnant incubator of God. Only a tare will utter such evil nonsense.

These say that we must respect the Ark since it contained the words of God, the manna and Aaron’s rod that came back to life. But when it parallels the womb of the Virgin containing Jesus, the living Word of God enfleshed, the living bread from heaven and “the Branch” (Messianic title) who would die and come back to life (Luke 1:35), we must call her an incubator! What utter heresy.

We must all teach in Sunday schools on how the Ark travelled to the hill country of Judah to rest in the house of Obed-edom (2 Samuel 6:1-11), but when it signifies Mary, who also traveled to the hill country of Judah to the home of Elizabeth (Luke 1:39), Mary now becomes just an incubator and the box resembles only Jesus.

Shout ‘Jesus’ and whatever manure you regurgitate, it sticks on the walls where the tares latch on to feeding from the stench of other tares.

No. It is our turn to shout from the rooftops..

Tares back in Bethlehem had only one use, when we were kids, we threw them like arrows because they stick to your clothes.

Of course, we must all party about Jesus, just like David when he dressed in a priestly ephod, King David after all approached the Ark and danced and leapt for joy (2 Samuel 6:14), of course, but when it comes to paralleling John the Baptist who leapt (mind you as a fetus) for joy in Elizabeth’s womb at the approach of Mary (Luke 1:43) we must all keep quite, God forbid you mention Mary in a disco-tech style worship service, except of course a class on ‘woman empowerment’ might help rebellion where men must become obedient instead of Christs who light up like a candle to reveal the way for his wife and children to find God.

David shouting for joy in the presence of God and the holy Ark (2 Samuel 6:15) paralleling Elizabeth when she exclaimed with a loud cry of joy in the presence God within Mary (Luke 1:42) should be understood as Elizabeth having joy for some grand incubation as if God is some alien incubating in a human cocoon.

No. It is our turn to shout.

If she was an ‘incubator’, how do we then interpret David asking, “How is it that the Ark of the Lord comes to me?” (2 Samuel 6:9) paralleling when Elizabeth asks, “Why is this granted unto me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:43). We must ignore this as Mary can never be the Ark of God. One will always stand up and object at my typology shouting in objection: ‘it all about Jesus’ so that everyone will stare at me as some loon? We left Islam. We loved the Christ Whom you stripped everything from including even His beloved Mother.

“The mother of my Lord should come to me”?

Mind you, in ancient Israel “Lord” in Greek is not as in the English language, which could go both ways, to stature or deity, but in ancient uses ‘mother of my Lord’ is literally the mother of God.

But of course she is only the incubator of God.

And when the Ark which housed God also remained in the house of Obed-edom for 3 months (2 Samuel 6:11) paralleling exactly Mary’s duration while housing God in her womb, when she remained in the house of her cousin Elizabeth for 3 months (Luke 1:56).

But to the cocoon interpreting tares, they are still looking for the box which God in Jeremiah said it will be no more, while they consider a living saint, especially Mary, which God said will be called blessed forever, is now nothing more than bone powder in some lost field which perhaps has some modern latrine built on top of it in modern Jerusalem.

Even the house of Obed-edom was blessed by the presence of the Ark (2 Samuel 6:11). This parallels the same “blessed” used three times in Luke 1:39-45 concerning Mary at Elizabeth’s house. Mind you, I  literally visited thousands of these ‘Christian’ events and churches and not once have I ever heard: “blessed art thou amongst women” or “blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus”.

“Throughout all generations they will call me blessed,” mind you, all generations venerated Mary as “blessed” in all churches but in the land of the tares to say this is a social anathema.

Yet I am supposed to believe that these are ‘Christian’?

In Sunday school classes I had to appreciate how the Ark returned to its sanctuary and eventually ends up in Jerusalem where the presence and glory of God is revealed in the newly built Temple (2 Samuel 6:12; 1 Kings 8:9-11) but when this paralleled Mary when she returned home from visiting Elizabeth and eventually comes to Jerusalem, she now must complete the incubation process of God the Son in the Temple (Luke 1:56; 2:21-22) but as a cocoon.

This is the story of this “‘personal’ Jesus and it is what He truly taught,” so they told me.

God making Aaron’s rod (which would be kept in the Ark) return to life and budded to prove he was the legitimate High Priest (Numbers 17:8). This is obviously a parallel to God. He resurrects His Son, who had become enfleshed (Hebrews 4:14). But what was this ‘rod’ doing in the Ark? Why is everything that symbolized Christ was IN the Ark and was not once the Ark?

The bigoted chief tare will by now scream at me “‘Jeeeeezuz’ is the Ark” while the crowds cry out at me: ‘blasphemy’. But I will shout back: your Jeeezuz is missing a mother. The heavenly Manna you made homeless and stripped Him out of the Cross.

And what about every threat to God’s people by beastly kingdoms, there is always a woman playing a key roll in the salvation of God’s people. Even in the end, Apocalypse 11 has a woman save many. There she is being portrayed as stepping on the moon of Islam.

Shshshshsh, I must be silent!

But Apocalypse 11 with the woman in a crown links to Esther. Even Esther the Queen who risked her own life killing King Ahasuerus is symbolic of defeating Antichrist and her success in saving the entire people of God from whom we inherited everything (Esther 4:16; 7:1-10). She too resembles Mary, Queen and Mother of Jesus Christ the King, cooperating in the redemptive mission of her Son which saves humanity from eternal death and loss …

Esther is now obsolete and I must only speak about the tare’s version of Jesus. My arm has been so twisted out of joint in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Even the heroic mother of the Maccabees, her seven sons during their martyrdom, in order to be true to the Covenant (2 Mac 7:1-41), she resembled Mary, Who watches and shares in the death of her Son to redeem the world, and thus to bear seven sorrows in her Immaculate Heart (Lk 2:35; Jn 19:26-27).

This ‘Immaculate Heart’ they tell me is now a fairy tale even twisting my neck. It was such a ‘fairytale’ that it too was ripped out of the pages of Holy Scripture. That suffering woman, the tares insists, resembles not Mary, but perhaps a western modern style of Dr. Phill’s ‘women empowerment’.

Who then is this cocoon raised Jesus whom they serve?

And why does he mimic Luther and Jan Huss and Zwingli instead of what the scriptures foretold? Especially when Luther by his own admission was visited by Lucifer just as Muhammad was visited by ‘supposedly Gabriel’?

With the tares typology, we are nothing more than motherless sons of goats. They mock the very saints of God as they mock ISIS terrorists. Then they call us ‘terrorists’ because our version of Christianity does not match there modernized version that calls for placating every sodomite agenda.

The way you recognize a tare is to listen to his objection and it is exactly what he believes. The tare accuses. He says that we re-sacrifice Christ in the Eucharist. However, they disabled Him from being present in the bread and by that they denied Him to “come in the flesh”. This is the very spirit of Antichrist (1 John 2:22). In reality, they are the ones who re-sacrificed Christ because they killed Him again. He is now dead and cannot and will not become flesh in their gathering during Communion.

But the question they never answer is this: why take Mary out to such a degree?

The answer to this question should make the wise think and it will confound the tares.

Did not God prophesy an enmity between Lucifer and the Woman (Mary): “I will put enmity between you [Lucifer] and the woman [Mary]”?

Does it not then become obvious that the Mary-coverup is a prophecy in itself as to how Genesis 3:15 is fulfilled? Isn’t this Lucifer’s grand agenda which was etched for us to remember as the first prophecy?

God did not say “I will put enmity between you (Lucifer) and a box, but “I will put enmity between you and the woman”. Ever wonder why Revelation 12 is mostly about an attempt to kill and wipe out this Woman Who gave birth to the Man Child and Lucifer drew one third of the Church who now follow Luthifer (Luther)?

No wonder why they want to vail the woman covering even her face from head to toe like a Muslim woman in a Niqab.

No you fool this is not Mary. You made Mary look like this

But it was Deborah defeating Sisera by driving a spike through his head by another woman, Jael (Judges 4) emulating Mary’s enmity with Satan, who participates in the crushing of his head (Gen 3:15) … to such tares this whole story is now rendered worthless.

Jesus, the way they paint Him, came to nullify all the typology passed down throughout all generations, so instead of having us call Mary “blessed art thou throughout all generations” just as scripture requires, the tares damn us for this. Christ’s ‘victory over sin’ by the scoffer’s reasoning has become His victory over all Christian dogma, sacred tradition, sacred scriptures and all church history is now rendered worthless while milk-fed babies and applesauce preachers occupy the airwaves.

The tare does not even wonder, Judith defending her people by cutting off of the head of Holofernes (Judith 8-15), in another pre-figuring of Mary’s role in the crushing of Satan’s head. This of course, is all taken out, obliterated from the pages of scripture just as Islam burns bibles. Here we have these scoffers just shredding it to pieces. The story of Judith (Yehudit) is rendered worthless and stripped out of the pages of Holy Scripture.

They attack and when we speak they accuse us of venom. But it is now our turn to shout. Let me cry out the Word of the Mighty God of Jacob Who said: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou from amongst all women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus”. Grace being the very substance of salvation. The scoffers now wants me to think that “grace” is just a compliment for some worthless graceful ballet dancer who can tippy-toe over their altars?

These have desecrated every altar. There is only one creature who gave birth to her Creator.

Only one and I love Her.

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And they made my Mother a miserable incubator, a sort of Muslim mother who incubates to produce ultimate martyrs for Allah.

Even a confused Muslim would shudder at such heresy. Even a blind Muslim would have much respect for the Mother of Christ.

And what about “blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus”?

Simeon foretelling “And a sword will pierce your own heart too” (Lk 2:35), the very introduction to the devotion to the Immaculate and Sorrowful heart of Mary. This is now an insignificant event?

And it is here were I will make my point, “the Immaculate and Sorrowful heart of Mary” linking it to Fatima (Arabic), Guadalupe (Arabic) and Sion Arabic. Why are these names “Sion” “Fatima” “Guadalupe” are all Arabic? An Arab will know better to respect such titles.

Enough of my shouting.

God crushed the Ottomans and when He did, a different set of values blessed the East, but only for a little while. The east can play the tunes of the west even if the west loses their tunes. The east will learn to play the harp of David and sing for Sion.

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  • Haven’t finished reading yet but here are 2 thoughts.

    1) I understand adoption. Have been adopted by my step dad who is actually a cousin of my mother, I have taken his last name in place of my biological father’s who died when I was 6. So I say to God and the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Adopt me!”

    2) I am convinced beyond shadow of doubt that the 144,000 virgins who will proclaim the Gospel will be former Muslims.

    • Did you get to the part where the question I asked you is answered which you failed your last quiz?

      • Yes. Isaiah 41.

        And I told you China will fight the Antichrist!

        • Eric

          I remember you saying that a while ago, Trevor. You were right on the money.

          • Kamau41

            Yes he did.

          • Here’s the transcript of the conservation:

            T, “Don’t forget one more important enemy, brother. The eastern flank will also rise against the Antichrist.”

            W, “Explain yourself Trevor. I am all ears.”

            T, “Daniel was told, “News from the north and east will trouble him,” and that could describe China coming to fight the Antichrist. Christianity is growing phenomenally there. Who knows…China could very well become Christianized within a decade. China is also dealing with the Uyghrs Muslim in the western provinces.

            Since Antichrist will drum up support of 200 million man army, China would have a vested interest to defeat the Antichrist to prevent those Uyghrs from returning home and waging a war to topple Beijing.”

            W, “”hat could describe China coming to fight the Antichrist”

            But north of Turkey is Crimea which the Russian took and north of that is Russia.”

            T, “I agree. I’m talking about what’s coming from the east.”

            W, “O I see. But how is this eastern flank come against Antichrist when they come against Jerusalem?”

            T, “I see.

            This is what I was thinking about.

            http://shoebat.com/2015/10/08/china-declares-all-out-war-on-islam-so-how-could-china-be-the-200000000-man-army-declaring-war-on-the-jews/

            Source: http://shoebat.com/2017/05/14/the-most-amazing-bible-prophecies-that-will-blow-you-away-comes-to-light-revealing-who-in-the-church-will-join-the-antichrist-and-who-will-not/

          • Eric

            Very good conversation, Trevor.

            It appears we have the following chest peices.

            1. “The North” = Russia

            2. “The East” = China

            3. “Strongest of Fortresses” = U.S.

            4. “Ships of Kittim” = Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, France, Greece)

            I also wouldn’t count out Britain, either. I also have a feeling Poland will play a part, too.

          • “3. “Strongest of Fortresses” = U.S.”

            To be honest, I don’t know if this hold water anymore.

          • Grandmere

            Poland just has to be there.

          • Eric

            I have a strong feeling it will, Grandmere. Germany is already becoming antagonistic toward Poland, and, Poland fought against the Ottomans during WW1 (Whilst being part of the Russian empire at the time)

            Also interesting of note, Merkel has recently said that “The U.S. and Britain are no longer reliable partners” and that “Germany must control her own destiny”

            Translation: Tensions are beginning to rise.

          • Grandmere

            It’s so good to see you here today. I hope you are on the mend, mon ami.

          • Eric

            I am, Grandmere. Thank you. 🙂

          • Kamau41

            Indeed, Eric. We have discussed this many times in the past and everything continue to seem to fit like a glove.

            I also do believe Poland will be there as one of the major players.

          • Eric

            It deed it does, Kamamu.

            Yeah. I do think both Poland and Britain will play major roles as well. We mustn’t forget France, either.

          • Kamau41

            Right. We can’t forget about France as they will play a role too.

          • Eric

            Indeed.

          • Doc

            I sometimes wonder if the US will be destroyed before any of this takes place. After all, as a country we no longer honor God, even though there are people within it who do.

          • Eric

            Doc, this is a question that I always pose to anyone suggesting the U.S. will be destroyed: Why is it always the U.S. and ONLY the U.S. that gets destroyed in the End? Why do we never talk about say, India, Japan, China, Indonesia, and so on? Why is it always the U.S. that seems to be the subject of divine judgement? Nobody ever talks about Europe being blown up, do they?

            That’s my point. This odd fixation with the U.S. being destroyed is completely off-base. There are far worse nations out there. Yes, America certainly has her sins, and is in great need of repentance. Also, however, there are other nations–such as Japan, for instance–that are far more wicked in general than we are, broadly speaking, and therefore more worthy of destruction.

          • Doc

            Actually I don’t exclude other nations being destroyed: I’m just addressing the tendency for Americans to think that the nation won’t face judgment for its obvious departure from being a godly nation.

            As for Japan, maybe Fukushima is their judgment? Perhaps the squalor of India is their judgment? I only emphasize the US because of its attitude of invulnerability.

          • Eric

            Doc, I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with you in some aspects here. From my view, and from what I’ve seen, Americans have not felt invulnerable for a long time, and secondly, I do not believe Americans think the U.S. won’t face judgement. If anything, Americans are constantly told how the U.S. will be judged or destroyed for its sins. It’s nearly a constant thing in most prophecy circles. Walid was the first person I heard EVER say that the U.S. would not be destroyed, torn apart, or ruled by Antichrist. He was the very first person I had heard who didn’t propagate the “America will be destroyed” notion, and that rather America would have a hand in fighting and defeating Antichrist rather than being ruled by him.

            Also, I think it’s important to differentiate Judgement from Chastisement. Chastisement is for CORRECTION, which leads to repentance. Judgement is for DESTRUCTION. I think America is headed for CHASTISEMENT, that is, correction, rather than Judgement, which would be destruction.

          • Doc

            And you and he could be right…..who knows?

          • Eric

            Indeed, doc. Just to be clear, I am not trying to diss your viewpoint, just offering my thoughts on the situation. 🙂

          • Kamau41

            Walid is the first who I ever heard too several years ago shouting from the rooftops that America will NOT be destroyed. He also explained it perfectly well in his book GWOT(God’s War On Terror). So many people, for decades, bought into the idea hook line and sinker that America will be destroyed because they would listen to their pastors or people who were selling books instead of listening to God’s Word/Church History.

            What you said here, makes a clear distinction between Judgement and Chastisement:
            “Judgement is for DESTRUCTION. I think America is headed for CHASTISEMENT, that is, correction, rather than Judgement, which would be destruction.”

          • Eric

            Kamau, you are so right. It’s unfortunate how so many people–the majority of them being Americans, ironically–have bought into such an idea. Only in the U.S. is it acceptable to preach about your nation getting destroyed.

            It is an odd obsession many prophetic circles seem to have. And it is also something, I’ve noticed with many American Christians. I call this “Battered Prophecy Syndrome”, where American Christians who sincerely love the U.S. pretty much throw their hands up in the air and go, “Yeah, I pray for America every day, but what’s the use since Prophecy says we’re going to get blown up regardless? It’s a sad, sad state of affairs. It’s one of the reasons I’m working on my End Times bible study.

            I wonder who even started that theory anyway? Probably some people who hate their own country. . .and America is filled with those types these days.

          • Kamau41

            “I sometimes wonder if the US will be destroyed before any of this takes place.” Doc, where does it say in scripture that the US will be destroyed?

          • Doc

            Where does it say in scripture that it won’t?

          • Kamau41

            There is no where in scripture where it says that the US will be destroyed. That’s the very bottom line. Walid years ago, explains it all in detail here, which no one has been able to refute:
            http://shoebat.com/2012/04/18/where-is-america-in-bible-prophecy/

        • So why didn’t you say “Isaiah 41,45” on the quiz?

          • Because I never thought of looking at Isaiah.

          • Fair enough. Now you can back it up from Isaiah adding Daniel.

          • I think there may be another clue about why Russia is mentioned but based on an older book of the Old Testament. I will need to reread that book to see if I get it. Will report back the finding.

          • I think I was wrong about the premise of an older Old Testament book. Deuteronomy 2:3, “You have been skirting this hill country long enough. Head north…”

            If Mount Seir is believed to be located somewhere in Saudi Arabia near Jordan today, and Internet search reveals this to correspond with a region called Al-Sharat.

            I find this interesting because the location of the real Mount Sinai where Moses surmounted the mountain to receive the laws from God is located in Saudi Arabia, called Jabal al-Lawz, which would make sense since St. Paul in Galatians 4:24-25, “Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One woman, in fact, is Hagar, from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.”

            I believe that the dual fulfillment of Deuteronomy 2:4 applies the hypothesis that Muslims will convert en mass to Christ through the intercessory of the Blessed Virgin Mary, because Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia is under heavy military guard where violators would be shot first and questioned later.

            Further, a prophecy also confirms that Russia will come against Babylon, “Assuredly, the days are coming when I will punish the images of Babylon; her whole land shall be put to shame, and all her slain shall fall in her midst. Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them, shall shout for joy over Babylon; for destroyers shall come against them out of the north, says the LORD. Babylon must fall for the slain of Israel, as the slain of all the earth have fallen because of Babylon,” Jeremiah 51:47-49.

            Again, God hinting more about Russia coming:

            As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbours, says the LORD, so one shall live there, nor shall anyone settle in her. Look, a people is coming from the north; a mighty nation and many kings are stirring from the farthest parts of the earth. They wield bow and spear, they are cruel and have no mercy. The sound of them is like the roaring sea; they ride upon horses, set in array as a warrior for battle, against you, O daughter Babylon! Jeremiah 50:40-42

            It is obvious that Russia will not be alone in destroying Babylon because Jeremiah said there would be kings stirred against Babylon and come.

            Continuing the theme from Deuteronomy 2:4, Jeremiah predicts that because Muslims will convert to Christ, they will flee from Babylon as foretold:

            Flee from the midst of Babylon, save your lives, each of you! Do not perish because of her guilt, for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance; he is repaying her what is due.Jeremiah 51:6

            This is perfectly in line with Revelation 18:

            Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,

            ‘Come out of her, my people, so that you do not take part in her sins, and so that you do not share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed. As she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, so give her a measure of torment and grief. Since in her heart she says, “I rule as a queen; I am no widow, and I will never see grief”, therefore her plagues will come in a single day – pestilence and mourning and famine – and she will be burned with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.’Revelatiion 18:4-8

            Tying it all together, because of the treatment inflicted upon Israel of God – that is the Church, since Islam first appeared and spread from Mecca, Saudi Arabia, suffered persecution by beheading, by forced conversions, by paying a humiliating tax to be “protected”, and finally for the blasphemous denial of the Trinity, Mecca, Saudi Arabia will in one day be utterly destroyed.

            Who today is leading the charge against the West for the declining morals but Russia? For proof, hear it straight from the mouth of Vladimir Putin himself, https://youtu.be/q5pSe2zRaQI

            That is why Putin is hated by the Western elites because he is the antithesis of everything the Western elites stand for.

            Here is Putin consuming the Eucharist. https://youtu.be/5GiTF2vAvKQ

            That is why Putin is hated by Protestant elites because he is the antithesis of everything the Protestants hates.

            Therefore, brother Constantine, you are most definitely on the right track. God has ordained Russia to lead a war against the Antichrist. God has already prepared for a massive explosive of Muslims converting to Christ, provoking to jealousy those who have abandoned the Faith, and woe to those who have abandoned the Faith! It would have been better for them to have never been in the Faith, because harsh will be the judgement rendered by Christ upon those!

          • Kelly Ann

            Psss …. Trevor you once ask concerning Fatima where are biblical reference scripture concerning Our Lady’s message , well heres a few places for you to start.
            Daniel 9: 24-25, rev ch 11-13. Good reference points
            And As Sr Lucy said it’s in the gospels read them. Here’s Matt 21: 42-44

          • Kelly, I’m going to response to this one instead of three other comments scattered in other articles.

            Whether some Catholics like it or not, Russia is ordained by God to lead a coalition of nations to fight the Antichrist at the Day of the Lord. Whether it takes 12 years or not, God knows, but I do not doubt that Fatima was correct, God is going to use Russia to punish the world for the continual disobedience to God’s ordinances as the Apocalypse reveals the depth of man’s depravity without God.

            Second, one of Fatima’s messages continues to be ignores (when I have some time, I will bang out a blog post to cover this in greater details) because of diversionary tactic by the enemy to prevent the reunification of Catholic to Orthodox and Orthodox to Catholic. People like “TradCatKnight” and others fell for the devil’s tactics because of one central message of Fatima has been ignored and the obsession over the act of consecration of Russia.

            Finally, the prophecy from Micah 5, which includes the announcement of the birth of Christ, also include a prediction there would arise seven shepherd and eight principled men to fight the Assyrian. Obviously, seven shepherd are head of the Church, from the Pope of Rome to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, there is a reason why God chose the number 7 as it corresponds to the seventh day when God finished all His work and rested, blessed the seventh day as hallowed. Therefore, seven shepherds will put aside the centuries of Schism to unite over one crucial issue – the abolishment by the Eucharist is the final straw that the Antichrist will take away since Catholic and Orthodox rightly see this as the daily sacrifice – and with the Pope’s cooperation and blessing, the seven shepherds will issue calls to their respective national leaders to form an armada of Crusaders for one final showdown, it’s all or nothing. That is where the eight principled men comes in – leaders who will obey the call of their Patriarchate to contribute ships, planes, tanks, and personnel to oppose the Antichrist and his 200-million man army made of Islam and syncretists who absolutely hate Christianity.

            This time, heaven, like during the Battle of Lepanto, will open up and we will see Christ literally joining the battle to personally destroy the Antichrist while Church Militant and Triumphant destroy the armies of the Antichrist.

          • Julie LaBrecque

            That’s awesome!!

          • Kelly Ann

            Regardless how you want to spin it from the bible, without the Five first Saturday’s , the rosary and the brown scapular ( the most ignored part ) , all new efforts will be placed in the bubble of copiracy theories. Which is the effective method we see today to undermind Our Lady’s message. As one of the modernist at the Vatican said to Putins man ” we will destroy Fatima ”

            We are not in the past, and you don’t need the bible to understand the simplicity of the duties Catholics are bound to right now. The Blessed Mother spelled out the remedy plainly for us. We have no other way. The most ignored part is contained in the letter Sr Lucy wrote to her mother. The bible has been referenced by the theologians n scholars several times. Im sure your efforts to write about this are honourable , but you will not cover anything that has not already been covered in which volumes have been locked up n the Vatican archives, so how you gonna get it. They have never been released to the public. Even much of the Seers writings are not released to the public. Pope Benedict made sure if that. surely the Fatima scholars who know n speak the language who devoted their lives on this didn’t miss anything and they had more access to it then any of us ever will, and spoke with the seer herself as well as many witnesses who are now passed on.

            Regarding Trad cat knight well……he talks about everything under the sun. I don’t bother with them, I find division is promoted more so than unity on that show. Where the last remedy is concerned , he promotes pope bashing SSPX bashing , n everything else he don’t agree with , while the last remedy is overshadowed by it. Our Lady didn’t come to bring us a message of physical war , but of massive Conversion, this is a spiritual battle that can lead to physical war , but Our Lady wants souls for heaven not souls for bullets. The end result will be as God so wishes. We have no control over it.

            What is very nice to see is that Jacentia n Francisco are now cannonised saints which Is long over due.

            As far as the bible is concerned Sr Lucy told us where to look , and she had a very close relationship with the Blessed Virgin more than any of us, so I’ll take her word on that. She as a Carmelite nun is perhaps one the few people in this world who actually read the bible many times. It was Sr lucy who instructed us to read what the NT said about it.
            Regardless Our Lord n Lady told us everything we need to know concerning the future results. And that is enough to for me. No person on this earth can spell it out any better.

            my favourite part is the miracle of the doves. I recall the old Catholics talking about that , cause it happened in their life time about the black dove that flew off.

            I learned that Russia was the chosen nation when I was a little kid, your not revealing anything new there to me, this is very old knowledge but it’s dying with the older generations. As the old people said “Russia is bad right now , but she will become good!” good for you in your efforts to keep it alive. I’m doing this face to face with people who hate Russia. But it seems to cause them to hate Russia even more, perhaps the result of the poison of Mccarthism has leached itself so think in their skulls that to speak anything other than that, is blasphemy to their ears. This hatred causes me to worry for Russians living in the west. Lord knows that they have had their share of suffering in this century.

            I also don’t believe that Russia is fully converted based on one of the most important fact and that is they don’t believe in the Immaculate conception. And still the church forbids us Catholics to attend their masses, because they are still schematics. So they in all their pious efforts still fall into error concerning the dogma of the faith. And Sr Lucy’s words ring true about that poor nation. Should I believe Sr Lucy or someone who hasen’t even given this message the efforts in which Became the entire essence of Sr Lucy’s life?

            What you want to cover I suspect is a small part of what Mel Gibson who met Sr Lucy n gave her a copy of his movie Passion of the Christ , wanted to make a movie on I hope your willing to receive attacks on behalf of Our Lady regarding this matter which the devil wants to so badly wipe of the face of the planet. Reminds you of the dragon in revelations this is so heated a topic.
            Good luck on your quest. And I hope you dig a very big hole for the vomit of the dragon to fall into by it.

          • You are correct about Tradcat. He’s out to lunch. Last we contacted him for a favor to help a Catholic he frothed at us because that Catholic was an SSPX and we dropped him immediately. He is divisive to the core.

          • I read some of his blog posts and sensed something was amissed with him. This just confirms it.

          • Kelly Ann

            Aye, he’s very dangerous. If you had to listen to him you’d commit spiritual suicide. A most grave unnatural crime. I only go to the SSPX, n emailed him once concerning attending the Latin rite there because its one of the only places I can do my Saturday devotions in the Latin Rite, to find out his level of charity, I got complete silence. According to him I’m dammed with no hope anyway as per his blah blah blah…..When he talks it’s all about his views. He don’t promote Fatimas devotions instead prefers to slander Bishop Fellay, his anti pope rethoric grew old very fast. Now I’m not saying the pope is holy but there’s no need to be slandering , he should be doing what Our Lord n Lady’s said to do n that is pray for the pope, despite what he’s doing. St Francis called people like him murderers. When you stop and think about how strange these guys behave , how guys like him including church militant etc…. get sucked up into the diabolitical disorientation floating around in the church today while they are attempting to expose it. Causes me to wonder who’s paying them.

          • Kelly Ann

            Also I’d like to share if I may ;

            This is how I understand the special divine task concerning Mother Russia, Our Lord has put aside a special task for Russia to conquer hearts n convert souls in the world through his Blessed Mother. ( Or )to chaistise the world through bloody war n elimate billions through the anilation of many nations ( nuclear war ) . Our Lady don’t like war, and greatly desires a peaceful conversion over the latter, but then again She is Mother and queen of heaven n earth. This is why she was sent in the first place, an answered prayer from a very worried pope eight days later.

            As the church teaches ” Almighty God came to the earth through His Mother the perfect Ark, She preceded him according to His will and He will return again through His Mother who will precede Him again according to His will.
            As we get closer to such an event as Our Lady said ” in the end of times ” purgatory will be locked from entry and the great tribulation will take its place, because this period of transition between the militant church n triumphant church will be so shorten that pergatory will become obsolete the penalty for sins will become earth bound instead in the mortal lifetime period.

            Your waiting for a big bloody battle , where as I’m waiting for the great conversion through the hands of the Blessed Mother. The triumphant of her Immaculate Heart is to convert souls, end wars, and bring about global peace. This is what Our Lord promised us which could very well happen in a period of war. But then again we are always in a period of war somewhere in the world, so it will happen in a period of war, having war it in the west will not be in itself mark a period of war.
            The other is Gods wrath n justice to destroy error that’s robbing souls from heaven.
            But it’s a decision that is foreordained based on the actions of mankind.

            Willingness to obey and Self Sacrifice has to become greatly significant to help bring it about what Our Lady desires us to participate in.

            I can only go by what the church teaches and what Our Lord n Lady said on this matter.

            And that is the Virgin will preceded n prepare the path for Her Sons second coming, this based on what I’ve learned is the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart which will last only for a short time n precedes the antichrist. This is what Mother Russias special divine task truly is and that is to bring this about.

            But right now they still don’t believe she was born without sin.

            Do you understand the significance of indifference this (heresy) places on Our Lady and offence this is to God ? this entire situation. If she don’t come to accept the full truth about Our Lady, then she will never convert. The consecration needs to be done exactly as God orders it, no half measure will be appeasable. And instead of becoming Our Lady’s nation like France once was, she will become Gods punisher instead. Because she is the chosen nation either way.

            Why God chose her over your country for this special task one of the reasons is simply because Russia is a ancient nation what’s left of the great Eastern Roman empire, with a nearly entire history of devotion the the Mother Of God, she is quite special.

            You once said ” something is wrong ” and I agree with you there is something wrong, they are doing everything possible to undermind and destroy Fatima. The question is….why?
            The answer is ……it’s the smoke leaking out of the pit that poppa Paul VI cracked opened with the Keys to heaven.

            If the leaking smoke can do that much damage, imagine when the pit is full blown open.

            St Pio is right meditation is far more beneficial.

        • Kamau41

          I remember you saying that on more than one occasion awhile back. You have indeed nailed it.

      • You outdid yourself! Beautiful work on the Blessed Virgin Mary! How I love her! How I call her, “Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee! Blessed art thou among women, and blessed be the fruit of thy womb, Jesus! Holy Mother of God, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of death.”

        • Grandmere

          Our Lady. Our mother. What a comfort in adversity.

          • Amen.

          • Grandmere

            I just got back from a wedding on an island. No Eucharist, No water into wine. Fizzy grape juice at the “feast”. Kinda sad.

          • Very sad indeed.

          • Grandmere…why do Catholics include Eucharist in the wedding too?

          • Grandmere

            We have Eucharist at weddings and funerals because they are worship services.

          • I was reminded of the miracle at the wedding of Cana. Mama intervened for the couple and Jesus obliged. Did Mama foreshadow the Eucharist?

            Would that be why the wine, when being consecrated, is mingled with water? Would that be why the Eucharist is also seen as the wedding feast to prepare us for the actual wedding Supper of the Lamb?

          • Grandmere

            SNAP!

          • AMEN!

          • Kamau41

            Amen, Grandmere.

          • ace

            And for the Mariners and their crew who fail to abandon their sinking ships and climb up on Peter’s barq:

            … all the boards do shrink;
            Water, water, every where,
            Nor any drop to drink.

            …And, lo the time does come for “suspension of disbelief”.

          • Kamau41

            Perfect connection.

          • Grandmere got the wheels turning when she mentioned the wedding and no Eucharist.

    • Joan Simpson

      I may be commenting prematurely for I am reading the comments first, before reading the article!
      The 144,000, in Revelation 7 and 14 refer to the 12,000 from each of the tribes of Israel.
      When I read your belief that they will be former Muslims I began to think about Kamal Saleem and how he found out his family ancestors were formerly Jews before converting to Islam to save their lives.
      Is it possible that the 144,000 proclaiming the Gospel will also be descendants of Jews whose forefathers became Muslim to save their lives?

      • Many of the earliest conversions to Islam were Jews. So it would make sense.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Puts a different light on Rev 18:4 – ‘come out of her my people.’

        • Julie, I have written a proposal to Walid. Look up above. I think you are correct.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Priests at that – Dr Brandt Pitre taught on that verse, wish I could remember the source – what I recall is that it has to do with a musical instrument, I believe ‘cathar’ – if I find it I will relate it. Puts a new spin on Rev 18:4! Just imagine how many Muslims have Jewish blood running through their veins.

      • The Shoebat’s own testimony assent to that fact.

        • Kamau41

          Yes indeed!!

      • ace

        Yes, even perhaps the Antichrist, on the other end of this…

  • Eric

    *Takes a deep breath* WOW! Sir, this is one meaty Sunday Special! This was jam-packed with so much information that it was utterly incredible! I will have to read it probably three more times to fully comprehend everything.

    As a lover of languages and words–I took Latin for seven years, as well as Koine Greek for two (Along with some Italian and Russian in my spare time)–I loved your explanations on Arabic and Aramaic words. Such a depth to language and the words we use. As someone who is “slow of speech” and struggles with having words come out of my mouth, I try to make sure every word is deliberate, and meaningful since it takes so much effort for me to say. Furthermore, I found the fact that a single word can have so many different meanings. I loved that you used the Lion, my favorite animal, as an example of this. The language section was particularly enjoyable for me to read.

    It is also obvious how things are moving ahead, and it is a great joy to hear that many Muslims will be converted to Christianity–as well as the Chinese–and such. Your explanation on “The Ark” is what I have long suspected; how it all ties together with Our Lord’s Blessed Mother is abundantly clear. Women have always played a special role in God’s Kingdom, as you have wonderfully pointed out. I know that if it were not for my own mother, Deborah, I would not be alive today, nor have the Faith that I have, which she passed on to me (My father, Donald, no doubt played a tremendous role as well).

    Blessings, Sir. Thank you for another Wonderful Sunday Special!

    Superman.

    • “As someone who is “slow of speech”

      Is any member of your family named Jethro by any chance?

      They did tell us it was Moses and Elijah returning. Didn’t they assume upwards to heaven on chariots of fire and is why you are able to fly Superman? You also zipped through the article with lightening speed. It should have taken you a few hours.

      Or am I entertaining angels ….

      • PaulF

        Yeeks!! I commented too soon too!
        Well at least I referred to the beginning and the end.
        If only I’d included something in the middle, then I’d be in the clear!

        • Another angel?

          • PaulF

            No, a plodder. But I can plod fast when the motivation is high.

      • Eric

        Sir, to answer your question, no. I do not have any family members named Jethro. My great-grandfather, however, was named Joseph, if that is close.

        *chuckles* perhaps that is why I am able to fly, Sir. I do know, however, that flying isn’t easy. You have to learn how to fly. You have to practice. You have to study. . .only then can you soar. Before I could fly, I could only leap, and only 1/8th of a mile, no less. To ride on a chariot of fire. . .what an amazing exsperiance that would be.

        I am a fast reader, Sir. 🙂 Like I said, I will give it two or more reads. . .there is a lot here to absorb and learn from. Even when you have X-Ray vision, something like this needs more than one read.

        Are you entertaining an Angel? Well, it’s funny that you mention that. When I was little, I’d tell my younger brother, whenever he was bad, that I was actually an Angel sent to correct him. That’s an amusing thought now that I think back. I do know, that I have many guardian Angels. . .they’re always working overtime with me, it seems, given how much I fall, and have never gotten hurt, once. Angels are certainly real. They’ve saved my life more than once.

  • PaulF

    Everything here is true. The 4th commandment does not say, ‘Honor your father and your incubator.’
    Chastity and the walls of Sion and the church: There is confirmation of this in Song of Songs 8:8-10. ‘We have a little sister and she has no breasts. What will we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?’ I can’t help situating this conversation in the household of John with his disciples, expressing their worries about the immature church to Mary, who lived under the same roof. Mary answers: ‘If she is a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver; and if she is a door we will enclose her with boards of cedar. I was a wall, and my breasts were its towers: then was I in his presence as one who found true peace.’
    The wall is against fake religion and fake gods; chastity is first of all purity of faith, purity in the mind, then purity in the flesh built on that foundation.

  • What do you mean technician?

  • ace

    Wow! This is beautiful and amazing! I’m going to have to sit with this and hagah it a bit. (Is 31:4, Prov 15:28, Ps 63:6, Ps 1:2).

    In the last Sunday special, you asked what we wanted you to tackle. Please, Isaiah 19:23-25. What do you make of this passage?

  • Filip

    Thus saith the Lord,
    The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans,
    men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they
    shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall
    fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying,
    Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.

    15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.

  • Shane Bass

    Yes I read the article but I’m sorry but this made me chuckle I liked it

    sacred scriptures and all church history is now rendered worthless while milk-fed babies and applesauce preachers occupy the airwaves.

  • Shane Bass

    Thank you again Brother Walid I love these Sunday Shoebat Specials. They are extremely enlightening.

    • I am waiting for the Trout and the Salmon but the Bass is even better 😉

  • Vinny Zee

    Many will miss the fact that you said, “And the Mother of God is active in the call to salvation in her son.” I am sure, soon enough, there will be a litany of accusations that Catholics have turned from salvation in Christ and worship Mary, blah, blah, blah, despite the fact we are clear Mary rejoiced in God her savior, needed a savior and she is active in leading a lost sinner to be converted to Christ.

    In the Catholic Catechism (CCC 487-507; 721-726), “Everything faith teaches us about Mary is intended to draw us nearer to Jesus.” “Mary is not contemplated for her own sake; she is the mother whose Child changes everything” (Gal 4:4).

    In the Ukranian Catechism (Part I, III-C, 4 a-b), “With boldness, the Church addresses the Mother of God, the first to be divinized by grace, with the words, “Most holy Mother of God, save us.” The Church does so with the understanding that it is God’s grace that saves us and acts in her.”

    Great points about Spurgeon. In one of the cascading moments of my exit from Protestantism was the constant arguing about grace and the Protestant “allegory” to the most pertinent passages of scripture when they wanted to get around something.

    Do you have an article you can point to where Andrew addresses the consecration of Russia? I don’t think I’ve read his view point on the matter if he has written about it.

    • CTyank

      Search this site for “third secret of Fatima” and you will get quite a few results on the subject, Vinny.

      • Vinny Zee

        I’m very familiar with the arguments on several sides. I just had never read anything on Andrew’s perspective and that is what I wanted to read.

        • richinnameonly

          CTyank is suggesting you use the search box at the top right of this site page and it will lead you to Andrew’s articles on the subject.

          • Vinny Zee

            I’m equally familiar with the search function. I did not find any one particular article where he dealt with the third secret of Fatima. This is what I am asking, if Andrew has dealt with it particularly on this site or another. Shoebat is not the only place he blogs and I’ll go search for it elsewhere, but the way it was mentioned in the article, it seemed as though he particularly blogged about the issue here. If that was the case I either missed it or never read it.

    • “Do you have an article you can point to where Andrew addresses the consecration of Russia?”

      Yes. Here:

      http://shoebat.com/2017/05/03/pope-francis-cites-major-catholic-prophecy-that-god-is-going-to-destroy-the-world-by-fire-from-heaven/

      • Vinny Zee

        Perfect, thank you! I thought that was the article where he addressed it, but wasn’t sure. I will review it again.

  • John Mungai

    Even if God gives them a sign they will not take it. 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, 11 “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.”

    12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to the test.”

    13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you[c] a sign: The virgin[d] will conceive and give birth to a son, and[e] will call him Immanuel.[f]

  • John Mungai

    Zachariah speaking to the angle.

    18 Zechariah said to the angel, “What proof is there for this? I’m an old man, and my wife is beyond her childbearing years.”

    19 The angel answered him, “I’m Gabriel! I stand in God’s presence. God sent me to tell you this good news.

    This is Gabriel who stands in God presence at the temple what he does next will amaze you because he goes to the Blessed Ark to inform her that the Spirit of God will overshadow her. That year they choose Gabriel as High priest.

    • ace

      “I am Gabriel” (Lk 1:19) as well as Gabriel’s appearance at the “hour of incense” or evening sacrifice is proof and there is a very specific reason that the angel gives his name (Lk 1:9-10). These 2 details mean that the beginning of the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel 9 is being fulfilled. In Dan 9:21, Gabriel comes at the time of evening sacrifice and speaks of a time of anointing “a most holy place” (Dan 9:24) and of “the coming of an anointed one” (Dan 9:25). Hence, John the Baptist is to be the forerunner, coming as the last prophet before “a most holy place”, the Blessed Virgin Mary, ark of the new covenant is anointed and “the coming of an anointed one” which is Jesus, the Christos. Subsequently, as you mention, in the 6th month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, Gabriel goes to the Blessed Ark to announce of the Spirit’s overshadowing of Mary who is to bear “the anointed one”.

      [As an aside, the reason we celebrate Christmas on December 25th, has nothing to do with the pagan festival of Saturnalia or the solar cult of Natalis Invicti. Some Church Fathers thought the date set for Christ’s birthday was a happy coincidence since Jesus Christ was the true light of the world, while other Church Fathers held it to be an unfortunate coincidence. However, although the date was not set early on and the calculations may be somewhat unreliable, “Zachary, who, as high-priest, entered the Temple on the Day of Atonement, received therefore announcement of John’s conception in September; six months later Christ was conceived, i.e. in March, and born accordingly in December.” http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03724b.htm ]

      .

  • Anthony

    Another great article walid I have already used some of your work and revelation to add to my apologetics. They help a lot, God bless walid, I love you my brother and keep up the great work, we need to help bring Christians to Christ it seems.

    I really liked this paragraph, it’s very true. You can’t just give cut and dry surface answers from the bible which is what they want. There are puzzle pieces to put together first, then you can see the picture once the pieces are put together.

    They asked Jesus why do you speak in parables. He explained that he did so in order that the spiritually blind would not get it (Matthew 13:13-15). Only those who truly seek truth and are willing to admit wrongs by digging deep wells will find the spring and drink. It is all about knowledge while you can recognize the tares by them saying “its not”.

  • richinnameonly

    I have believed for quite a while that Russia and China would be set against the anti Christ’s offensive. Russia may be in the midst of conversion or already converted, as it seems to be much different than it was less than a century ago. China should fear the growth of Islam more than the growth of Christianity.
    Why take out Mary to such a degree? Indeed. Just like the anti Christ trying to eliminate the Eucharist. Satan trying to take out things of importance.

  • “What are your thoughts?”

    My thoughts? Finally someone uses the comment section for what it is meant, to discuss and reason the articles we write. That is my first thought. I sit here all the time approving comments that have nothing to do with the topic, yet you (a new comer at this falafel stand) out of all people (perhaps 1%) uses the comment section properly and I thank you for that brother Tom.

    The verse you provided reveals how God at times even changes the natural order of things where woman’s survival depended on a man yet here He says that the entire humanity is saved by the man encompassed by this woman (Mary). To a lesser degree God changed the order of things where Israel failed and so He moved to the Gentiles and so where the West mastered the world, finally God uses someone from the East for this Cyrus comes from the east.

    SO YOU ARE CORRECT. Even St. Jerome said this verse is about Mary’s virginal conception of Christ: “The LORD has created a new thing on earth; without seed of man, without carnal union and conception, “a woman will encompass a man’ within her womb-One who, though He will later appear to advance in wisdom and age through the stages of infancy and childhood, yet, while confined for the usual number of months in his mother’s womb, will already be perfect man.”

    “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son” (Isaiah 7:14)

    “This phrase, a woman’s compassing a man, does very aptly express her conception and bearing of a man child, and intends here such a conception as is extraordinary and miraculous, and therefore is called a new thing in the earth, produced by an almighty creative power. Besides, to whom can this •••, this mighty man be so well referred as to the man, God’s fellow, the promised Messiah. Some of the Jews themselves have acknowledged, that the Messiah is here intended, and that by this woman is to be understood a virgin: the version of the Septuagint very manifestly hints at it, which renders the words thus, οτε εκτισε κυριος σωτηριαν εις καταφυτευσιν καινην, because the Lord hath created salvation for a new plantation; by which they seem to design no other than the promised Savior, the branch of the Lord’s planting, which was to be beautiful and glorious, as well as to arise in a new, surprising, and unheard of manner.” (from John Gill’s commentary)

    • Tom_mcewen

      You of course are right but we are barely feathered hatched chicks stretching our necks out with open beaks hoping to be fed, not feed others. Our wings are only long enough to Pat our own backs not long enough to Pat others. You of course know of NIH, Not Invented Here. That is the gospel we follow. Thanks, I am waiting to find out when I grow up if I am an eagle or a vulture.

  • Sister Donna,

    My wife was right. She told me to worry less about all the comments by tares and think of the wheat who comment less and absorb the most whom you rarely hear from.

    Robinson, I shall remember that name. I had a priest bless my mother with that last name. And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson / Jesus loves you more than you will know / Wo wo wo / God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson…

  • Vinny Zee

    Regarding the re-visit to Psalm 132, which is causing me to once again think deeply on this, I’ve had another thought to this Walid. Wasn’t this Psalm also after God told David, He did not live in a house built by men? The Psalmist here appears to be quoting David, (v 1-5) and quotes, ” I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the Lord.” Surely the Psalmist would have already known God said he did not live in a house built by men. God would certainly not come into the world by the seed of a man (a Roman soldier for heretical example) and no man would “build the house” in the womb of the Theotokos; not Joseph, not a Roman soldier, no one. Again, this must refer entirely to the Theotokos because I think the Psalmist would have already known God made this clear.

  • Some of it is correct and some of it is not:

    “Egypt will side with the Germans and the Turks.”

    Not according to scripture. Man was never able to predict the future, never. Only the Bible can and it said that Egypt and Turkey will butt heads and is exactly what we see today just as we stated. China will never part with Russia, another major error.

    Other than that lots of what you have makes sense, but it is analysis based on politics void of the religious factor.

  • Sister Theresa,

    You are welcome to stay with us here at the Falafel Stand and discuss Prophecy till Kingdom come 🙂

    Thank you for your kind comment.

  • Love your spirit brother Robert “They can come and get my concrete statuette of the Blessed Mother, when they pry it from my COLD, DEAD HANDS!’.”

  • Try next time throwing a monkey wrench instead of a screw. A screw does not stop the conveyor belt. It simply gets flung out of the way.

    If Christians are your brothers does that mean your mother is no longer your mother? You foolish people, you strain your water so you won’t accidentally swallow a gnat, but instead you swallow a camel!

    To you if someone says its raining cats and dogs you would insist someone gets a trampoline to save the lives of animals.

    I hate to see your reaction if someone said “up yours” you would probably buy a Chinese Wok and protect your arse with it.

    Jesus was saying that it is obvious who My mother is, but He was adding the fellow Christians to the fold of His family. He was making a point which a tare like you would not get it.

    Why did you ignore what He told John from the cross, “Behold your mother” and to his mother, “Behold your son”. Did he just pass the care of his mother to John? Find me any Bible scholar who would interpret “who is my mother” to mean he was rejecting his mother?

    Up yours.

    Now go get a Chinese Wok.

    • I also wondered if Jesus got annoyed at being interrupted that someone said His mother was waiting to speak with Him. He had to know she was waiting with patience, and didn’t needed to be reminded.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Do these people actually think they are going to be allowed into the King’s court? Fools – they’ll hold hands with Lucifer in the Lake of Fire.

      • Its interesting how they find verses to attack, not defend St. Mary. Any logical mind would want to defend the faith, the church and the saints but not these guys. In everything they do, its grasshoppers mentality eating everything green. Heck the grasshoppers even ate the paper and now seven books in their Bibles are completely missing.

  • Technician,

    When I first studied the Bible and joined a Baptist Church it actually helped me in many ways. I was able (just as when I lived as Muslim) to see the issues at hand. I actually never blended in and I was always aware that Luther was an evil man. I always had wondered ‘where is the glory of Christendom in this modern form of Christianity?’.

    I just could not see it. I sat in Sunday Schools that were void of history: what happened to all the Christians from the inception of the Church? Why are they forgotten and why did Protestants always apologize to Muslims about the Crusaders and such. It did not make any sense. The Crusaders were protecting Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and loved Jerusalem more than anyone else on earth. Then I joined the Messianic movement to only find out the broken Hebrew where they hovered over some heretic who knew a few Hebrew words which he can barely pronounce correctly, a movement that now has predominately abandoned the Trinity.

    Then I discovered Christian History and the rest was History.

    We each must think wisely. You are a soul. You count more precious than anything. Christ did not die for nothing.

    Have you watched the movie Barabbas? Bar Abbas simply means “son of his father”. In fact Mahmoud Abbas the Palestinian leader means Mahmoud son of his father.

    But Christ was the true Son of the Father.

    I rummaged in Bethlehem thinking that salvation was in bombs. I then found the Bible years later to only discover that salvation was not in Bombs. Later the world slandered me. I proved my story beyond any doubt:

    http://shoebat.com/shoebat-foundation/evidence-of-my-credentials/

    I piled so much evidence that a gnat can see it but humans?

    I finally discovered that mankind in general do not seek truth. It is indeed a narrow gate brother technician.

    I’d like you to see that movie Barabbas. One must become brother Shahaq in the movie, a Christian who was chained to Barabbas.

    So now I become the Christian Shahaq and you are Barabbas.

    Tomorrow you will become Shahaq and you will lead many Barabbases to the truth.

    Here is my favorite line which I address to you as Barabbas

    Peter: Do you think they persecute us to destroy nothing? Or, for that matter, do you think that what has battered on your soul for twenty years has been nothing? It wasn’t for nothing that Christ died. Mankind isn’t nothing. In His eyes, each individual man is the whole world. He loves each man as though there were no other.

    Barabbas: I was the opposite of everything he taught, wasn’t I? Why did He let Himself be killed instead of me?

    Peter: Because being farthest from Him, you were the nearest.

    Barabbas: I’m no nearer than I was before.

    Peter: Nor any farther away. The truth of the matter is, He’s never moved from your side. I can tell you this: there has been a wrestling in your spirit back and forth in your life which, in itself, is knowledge of God. By the conflict you have known Him. I can tell you as well that so it will be with the coming of the kingdom. A wrestling back and forth and a laboring of the world spirit, like a woman in childbirth. We are only the beginning. We won’t see the time when the earth is full of the kingdom. And yet, even now, even here, the hour at the end of life, the kingdom is within us. There’s nothing more to fear. Upon us, the years will be but many years, many martyrdoms. The ground of men is very stubborn to mature. But men will look back to us in our day, and will wonder, and remember our hope. It is the end of the day. We shall trust ourselves to a little pain, and sleep, saying to world, “Godspeed.”

    • John

      Walid, just heard a pastor today preach on our government, citizens, soldiers, police. ll SAMUEL 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. Also on people who go to war decieved & MEMORIAL Day.ll SAMUEL 3:33 And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth? 34. Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him. //// No one is above the law , the president, citizens, soldiers and police. Today what is going on JUDGES 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes. What do preachers today bring up ROMANS 13 submit, submit, submit we are above the law they now are above the law of God. Leaders, citizens, don’t have a fear of God.

  • AnthonyM

    Excellent article, Walid! Mary is the new Eve, our spiritual mother. One must be quite ‘sick or dead’ to not love Mary.

    • Grandmere

      Amen, Anthony.

  • Vinny Zee

    Good points Eric. My favorites are the modern day evangelist who study prophecy and say, “the U.S. is not in prophecy and therefore will be gone and have no role in the end,” also never spend time showing that their churches are no where mentioned in scripture, but they call the Catholic Church the “harlot of Babylon” while their church is being raptured. Strange interpretations to me.

    • Eric

      They are strange, Vinny.

      I have honestly heard the U.S. be called the Harlot more often than I have Rome through my personal experiences. Regardless, you are right.

      I have noticed that most prophecy circles have this bizarre obsession with the U.S. getting destroyed, while seemingly mentioning no other nations being wiped out. Yes, I have heard of Russia being “Gog” which is absurd. The strange thing to me, though, is that it is always the US that seems to get destroyed/break down. Nothing about Europe, Japan, or other nations. America seems to be the only nation that gets blown off the map.

      Even before I came across Walid and his explanation of prophecy, I found the notion that America would be destroyed or have no role to play be absurd. America IS in Scripture, but you have to look with wisdom. Scripture, which was written thousands of years ago, would not mention the U.S. by name because it didn’t exist yet. Yet, prophecy also tells the future. It’s no different then “The North” being Russia and “The East” being China. Russia and China ARE mentioned in the bible, just not in the ways many prophecy teachers think, or called by their current names. Same with the U.S.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        “I have honestly heard the U.S. be called the Harlot more often than I have Rome through my personal experiences.” Thats because we are old and you’re so young…..

        • Eric

          Julie, I understand, though. Yes, we may be decades apart in age, but I have heard what you have described. When I first heard of not only the accusation of the U.S. being the Harlot, yet also Rome being the Harlot, I thought both were absurd beyond reason.

          I had always felt, even before I found Walid, that the majority of prophetic experts were wrong, and off; I began to do scriptural study of my own, and came to the conclusion of an Islamic Antichrist, as well as the fact that he would not rule the entire world as commonly thought. However, I missed a few details. For instance, I had no clue about Turkey’s role, nor Saudi Arabia’s. I had the Antichrist rising from Iraq in my personal theory rather than Turkey.

          Walid, though, helped fill in the gaps, and made the appropriate corrections. 🙂

  • In seven or more years we shall still be here hopefully and we shall see how it all plays out and compare notes my friend. The picture gets clearer by the day but no one can write out the details before hand without error. But I must say what you say here is true and perhaps you can share with us more about Fatima and the unity between Orthodox and Catholic. I look forward for that day.

    “Germany will once again ally with Islam and Japan, and descend into Alt-Right paganism. Turkey will be a powerful empire again. China will be liberated from Communism and turn to Christ. Japan will be a powerful empire again and ally with Islam again. ”

    This is remarkably true. Tell us more.

  • Vinny Zee

    Hi Tom,

    Great question and analysis. By way of contrasting to what Walid wrote in reply, I am personally amused by how Protestants have tried to treat this verse (though it is not them alone as I will demonstrate.) In the NIV, they treat Jeremiah 31:21-22 this way, “The meaning is uncertain.” Let me just stop right there. Those who argue for the “perspecuity of scripture” and that the “bible interprets the bible” are “uncertain” about the meaning of this verse. Why is that? You and I both know. I digress, let me continue. “Some understand it to indicate the security of Israel in the Millennium when a woman can provide all the protection needed. Others take it as a reference to Israel (a woman) embracing a man (i.e. God). Still others relate it to the incarnation.” How ambiguous and non-perspicacious is that? They’re not alone. The ever compromising New American Bible treats these verses thus:

    “No satisfactory explanation has been given for this verse.” Again let me stop there? Can the magisterium help us out here a bit? Why would they lead us into ambiguity like this?

    Going further in their explanation, “Jerome, for example, saw the image as a reference to the infant Jesus enclosed in Mary’s womb.” – See there you have. St. Jerome saw this verse for what it was. It is liberalism and modernism that has to continuously take the verses of scripture and subject them to “textual criticism.” They should have, but were not content to, let St. Jerome’s explanation stand. instead they encircle the interpretation with more liberalism.

    Let me continue with the NAB’s treatment of the verse, “Since Jeremiah often uses marital imagery in his description of a restored Israel, the phrase may refer to a wedding custom, perhaps women circling the groom in a dance.” – Okay, again, let me stop for a second. Does not that liberal type of “allegorical” explanation not make you want to vomit?

    Finishing up, “it may also be a metaphor describing the security of a new Israel, a security so complete that it defies the imagination and must be expressed as a hyperbolic role reversal; any danger will be so insignificant that women can protect their men.” – Seriously?

    So the liberal mindset has infected not only the Protestant scholars, their modernism has crept in on us too. Thankfully God has a few willing to dig beyond the modernism that is tearing at the fabric and leading people to dig deeper. Blessings be upon you.

  • Thank you brother Reeves. Love that photo.

    • Robert Reeves

      Thank you Sir, Kirkuk, Iraq 2007

      • Thanks for your service, Robert Reeves.

  • Well thats a fine report sister Ytene. Keep us posted about the Muslim women discovering Fatima. Now you can share with them Wadda-Lubba. Its best to ask them first what is “Wadd” (love) and Lubb (core is in the core of an apple) and then you can go from there about the seed being Christ in the Lubb and the rest is history. Happy converting. Never know, you might be the one who makes all the difference.

    Just make sure you emphasize the doubt “dd” and the double “bb” in Wadd and Lubb. Do not pronounce like westerners do Waaaaad and Loooob. No its “Wdd” and “Lbb”.

  • Your types loves to throw this verse to “nullify” what we believe about our Mother.

    So, don’t be talking crap about my Mama unless you want to get a whooping.

    • Tom_mcewen

      Then they take a verse, like rather blessed is the one who hears the words of God and obeys it

  • Tom_mcewen

    Your Bible says Yahshua replied? Really you aren’t changing the Bible are you? The Hebrew speaking Jews were exiled to Babylon in 585BC and came back speaking Aramaic, the Babylon language. Then in 330BC the Jews started speaking Greek, then the Alexandria Jews lost their Aramaic and used Greek and translated the Jewish scriptures into Greek. This was good because when Jesus was born and died then resurrected his story could be told to a Greek speaking world using Greek names. Wasn’t God clever to use a Greek name for Jesus for a Greek speaking word and have all the gospel writers speak and write in Greek so Christianity didn’t die out in a tiny part of Israel who said stuff like Yahshua?

  • DanteRivers

    “For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, ….”

    Sunrise,Sunset,Sunrise, Sunset
    Quickly has gone 2000 years.
    Wasn’t it yesterday His church was small?

    Fiddler On The Roof sunrise sunset

  • Kamau41

    ‘”Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time. For the first time in the plan of salvation and because his Spirit had prepared her, the Father found the dwelling place where his Son and his Spirit could dwell among men. In this sense the Church’s Tradition has often read the most beautiful texts on wisdom in relation to Mary. Mary is acclaimed and represented in the liturgy as the “Seat
    of Wisdom.”‘

    ‘”In her, the “wonders of God” that the Spirit was to fulfill in Christ and the
    Church began to be manifested”‘
    (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 721).

    Absolutely incredibly fascinating….So many treasures you have uncovered within this triple masteriepece Sunday Special, brother Walid. I think by far, this is your finest piece yet.

    “Only those who truly seek truth and are willing to admit wrongs by digging deep wells will find the spring and drink.”

  • Kelly Ann

    Oh my my, just finished reading. Love it love it and love it. How deep will you go Mr Shoebat, Im now a knight of the Immaculata I’ll pray while you write for those poor souls.

    Question : have you delved into the mystery of the sword that pierced Our Lady’s Heart which you mentioned in this article? If so I would love to read your discovery of it.

    Oh n please please do a article on Her 7 sorrows dolorosa, its history it’s revelations its devotions, The Lord gave her the title Lady of sorrows which she holds most dear to her.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      You may wish to visit YouTube, fr Chad Ripperger, Exorcist, has an wonderful teaching on the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady – Fr Ripperger has an IQ that is off the charts, plus all the practical knowledge from his vocation as exorcist. I have a CD of the seven sorrows rosary, and have a seven sorrows rosary that I purchased from a vendor at the Oklahoma Catholic Women’s Conference this past spring – I don’t mind saying it is Gorgeous!

      • Kelly Ann

        Listen to many of Fr Rippergers sermons. Love him dearly, And very much absorbed in Our Lady’s 7 sorrows, we have a life size statue at the church of her holding Our crucified Lord, I have her chaplet as well. So sorrowful yet so beautiful is Her devotion , it’s In such perfect harmony with her Sabat mater and Her rosary . I’d just like to see how Mr Shoebat would present this to Protestants as they are missing out on such blessings of Our Lord’s and Lady’s martyrdom. After all if your gonna write about the Mother of God, how can you leave out this vital n deep penetration of Her dolorosa.

        But that’s just my humble opinion concerning the Blessed Virgin. I’m very glad you listen to him as well.

        • Yes, the Brick Julie referred me to Ripperger and I was blessed by both the Brick and Ripperger.

          • Kelly Ann

            Aye…. he’s quite the zealous priest. My kind of priest.Hes one of those priest that lets you know the Good God in Heaven won’t leave us poor lost westerners starving.

      • Kelly Ann

        I’m off topic here , but have you read the recent letter Chris Ferrara wrote to president Trump ?

        If not and if interested here’s the link to it.

        http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/3213-president-trump-do-something-to-defend-your-presidency

        • Thanks Kelly Ann, you gave me something to launch my Sunday Special rocket.

    • “Question : have you delved into the mystery of the sword that pierced Our Lady’s Heart which you mentioned in this article? If so I would love to read your discovery of it.”

      No I have not sister Kelly Ann. Most of what I delve in is to bring these Protestants to the truth. They keep saying that I “bash” them when all am trying to do is to throw in the tire before they drown.

      But as far as the “Seven Sorrows” its a great idea.

      • Kelly Ann

        I know you are, which Is why I’ve decided not to debate them, but pray for them instead is a far more beneficial act of charity I can do right now. In my poor education which I’m in the process of rectifying I’ll stick to study n prayer. But on the other hand it is a duty to defend the dogma of the faith, which I love dearly n live for.

        The mystery of the sword is most astonishing. I Won’t say anything further here. But allow you the pleasure to discover it for yourself in your own time. . N yes the 7 sorrows would be most beneficial as it causes such growth for the Love of God to flourish in ones heart. It’s the enemy of spiritual coldness It’s as if you are receiving a view of the Blessed Virgin through the eyes of Almighty God, which you can grasp or get an idea of how much She loves mankind that She willingly suffered to become the Mother of God and how much God loves, cherishes and honours Her.

        It is taught in the church that if you put all Mothers love for their children in this world together, it couldn’t compare to the love Our Dear Lady holds in Her most Immaculate Heart, that burns for Her God and as the Mother of Her Sacred Divine Son n mankind. But then again no one’s heart is pure like Hers. So I can only even imagine what fire burns in the most sacred hearts of Our Lord n Lady, my gosh I’m astonished at Our Lords Own Heart burning with such Love as He suffered in His passion. And sadly this is the Love Protestants are strangers to, as they are taught to only acknowledge his resurrection, which doesnt focus or contain the benefits of Our Lords Sacrifice in the Passion for their spiritual benefit which Our Lady is fully involved in. As one of my catholic friends said ” they are so cold n judgmental of us., they forget they came from us. ” So a piece on her sorrows would be most beneficial , it will hopefully cause them to ponder as Our Lady pondered about the mysterious sword that pierced Her most beautiful pure Heart.
        Which reveals the taughts of many.

        Your bashing as they call it which is actually defending the truth, is objectively speaking, merely a reflection of their own actions when it comes to bashing the church as they are taught to do.

        As the Graces which we pray for in the third glorious mystery of the Rosary, to love, guard, live and defend the Truth. Is what Almighty God wills to be in us. So in my humble opinion the more they rebell against your writing the truth the more Almighty God will bless you with Graces for it.

        As the church teaches in her gifts of knowledge from heaven. “Care not for the taughts of man , but of the taughts of God. ”

        God Bless your Brother! Your work has charity stamped all over it.
        If more Muslims converted like you, we’d have one heck of an army.

        Your Fighting the good fight like that of St Francis de Sales.
        http://www.courageouspriest.com/frustrated

        Thank you for this little piece of joy.

        • And thank you sister Kelly Ann for your encouragement.

          • Kelly Ann

            I admire your zeal for the truth dear sir, n your most welcome, but it’s me who should be thanking you.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Did you mean Oct 13?

  • Anthony Palo

    now i have found appreciation for the Arabic language, I have always wondered how the Christian South America’s place in all of this now I know they have because of the Our Lady of Guadalupe, the battle of Lepanto was won because of the intercession of our Lady through the rosary (Andrea Doria had kept a copy of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe given to him by King Philip II of Spain in his ship’s state room). Russia is more Christian now, something I think more countries should look to and imitate. Knowledge added.

    • ace

      OK, now I say this a little “tongue in cheek”, and certainly prayers of Intercession to Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, may have had a roll in this, but did you know that part of the panels of the Pergamon Altar (the altar of Satan – Rev 2:12-17) which were excavated and taken to Germany from Turkey, were, during WWII, placed in an air-raid shelter near the Berlin zoo, fell into the hands of the Red Army and were taken to the Soviet Union as war trophies? They were stored in Leningrad until 1958, and in 1959, largely returned to East Germany, helping give Russia a chance for those prayers to get through…

      • Anthony Palo

        wow I didn’t know this, so it’s that seat of satan panel that’s making them evil, generating evil, maybe. an antithesis of a holy image, like an unholy image, intriguing.. incidental? personally I don’t believe in conincidences (especially when an object mentioned in a bible verse). what a peculiar thing to happen, at a specific time, place, setting and it’s seeming events after. I’ll take note of this, thanks for the info.

        • ace

          Wiki actually has a pretty good write up on the Pergamon altar and includes another tidbit that a couple of fragments of the altar are in England. The Pergamon museum was closed for repairs, and in 2016, the MET in NYC had an exhibition on it: http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/pergamon “A highlight of the exhibition are the sculptural elements from the Great Altar at Pergamon—whose dramatic style was a radical departure from earlier styles and influenced much of later European art. Sculptures from the roof of the Great Altar, a selection of slabs from the Telephos Frieze, and jewel-like architectural elements that decorated its inner open-air chamber, together with sculptural fragments from the monumental Gigantomachy frieze, convey the awe-inspiring power of this unique sculptural monument.”

          • Anthony Palo

            I think I’ll read more into this Altar of Satan Pergamon thing. Visually it feels cold and uninviting, unlike the warm emotion and inviting nature of Christian imagery, I find it easy to imagine this in literal hell functioning as a throne or something, amidst the suffering and torment in there.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Your hatred for the Blessed Virgin is so appallingly obvious, you may just get to hold hands with Lucifer.

    • There motto of “be a Berean and search the scriptures” is to search the scripture for a verse here and there to attack and not defend St. Mary.

      • Grandmere

        Reminds me of “mumbling Chuck”. A man who loves to hear himself talk and chase rabbits until his listeners drop dead of tedium.

        • I’m not getting the reference of “mumbling Chuck.”

          • Grandmere

            Missler

          • Oh! Gotcha.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Amen brother!!!!

  • ace

    “…’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 …’ (Revelation 12) She is now clothed by the Sun (Christ) when it was that very Christ Who was clothed by the woman: in the womb…”

    Psalm 19 (RSVCE) begins in verse 1: “The heavens are telling the glory of God…” and then, in verses 4b-5, we read “…In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.”

    Now, let’s do this in DRA (Psalm18) “Unto the end…The heavens shew forth the glory of God…” (18:1,2a) and then we read “…He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: and he, as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber…” (18:6) See it? The ark or the tabernacle has been placed in the Sun.

    Rev 11:19 (DRA) right before we get to the woman clothed with the sun in Rev 12: “And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple, and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail.”

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Awesome!!

    • Great verses Ace. Going over “Sion” was a task and now to do “the Sun” might be another 13,000 word article 😉

    • Kevin Nicholson

      “See it?…”and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple,”

      ““Behold, your mother.”…” John 19:27a

      Yes, now and forever…Amen.

  • Thanks Jimmy,

    Glad to see you seem to relate and thanks for the prophecy. Isaiah 26:20 seems to fit the three day darkness:

    “Come, My people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. ”

    This means to cover windows well since outside the air will be deadly and a home will have three days worth of air left in it. And yes, don’t forget the beeswax candles:

    Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais (1891): There will come three days of continued darkness. The blessed candle of wax alone will give light during the horrid darkness. … Red clouds like blood will pass in the sky, the crash of thunder will make the earth tremble; lightening will flash through the streets at an unusual time of the year; the earth will tremble to its foundations; the oceans will cast its foaming waves over the land… All vegetation will be destroyed as well as three-fourths of the human race. (Connor, p. 28)

  • Nasrani,

    Thans for the additional info. I recon you know both Hebrew and Arabic? If so, thanks for confirming the Arabic. I have linked to the Arabic dictionary just in case, but most Americans cannot read the Arabic.

    Indeed I can read the Hebrew Miryam Ha-Magdalit or in Arabic Maryam al-Majdaliyyeh and that does mean Fortress.

  • “but what benefit does the knowledge of certain keysteps has when the master tells at the end “depart from me, you who work lawlessness”

    So lets see, the first part “what benefit does the knowledge …” is best answered by God Who said “my people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge”.

    Now to the other half “depart from me, you who work lawlessness”.

    Taking part I where you downgraded knowledge adding what God warned about plus this “depart from me”, it all fits YOU.

    Maranatha.

  • Well you can watch here:

  • “You will note that John the Baptist, once in his ministry, spoke about Mary how many times…None!!”

    And how many times did John the Baptist say “faith alone” and “scripture alone”? None. ZIP.

    As soon as I read “Christ ascended to the Father with the spiritual ark” I had to stop and chuckle because I knew that grasshoppers will say something that stupid.

    Who did the Ark represent? Mary? Jesus?

    The last grasshopper who tried to refute my last essay said it was now neither because he knew he was in checkmate. He completely wiped out centuries of Protestant theology in a strike of a pen. So tell us who does the Ark represent? And when you answer, you would have checkmated yourself.

    You are so confusing. You spiritualize whenever you want to hide under a rug and lay grasshoppers eggs.

    Try refuting what was written about Psalm 132 line by line and stop eating my lawn.

    “How much information was provided on Mary after the gospels…almost next to nothing!”

    Hahahahahaha. If I address this one it will take another 13000 words.

    I’ve heard of all sorts of bloopers in my life but this one tops them all.

    Hahahahahahaha

  • rodolfo

    Maybe you would like to read this article; Muslims risking lives to cover for christians
    https://geopolitics.co/2017/05/29/muslims-risking-lives-to-cover-for-christians-in-isis-maute-sieged-marawi/

    • ace

      Great link! I had read isolated reports. May the Holy Trinity and the Blessed Virgin protect the Christians and all those Muslims who help. (I hope Catholic priests are there pronto to hear confessions of all those who memorize and say the Shahada – the Muslim prayer – to aid their escape; well meaning, but dangerous).

      I am a little troubled by this quote: “…So, while the Maute Group tried to exploit the Christian-Muslim divide in order to advance their own, and that of US economic agenda, the population has instead shown that it’s a battle between terror and humanity. According to a leaked diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks, Mindanao is hosting at least 70% of oil, gas and mineral deposits in the Philippines that the US is very much interested in…”

      • rodolfo

        We have the same thought. Looking at Syria, Libya and Iraq. There were already reports that foreign jihadists are with Maute group since they look different and do not speak the dialect.

  • Vinny Zee

    Hi Tom, looks like we both came back to our senses and came home. I am not shy about thoroughly blaming the post Vatican II church for the reason so many of us left and fell away. My parents, by the grace of God, who are still alive, grew up in a much different church than did I. I was born not long after the liturgical changes were put in place, the Baltimore Catechism stopped being taught and a host of other things. I was still away when Pope Benedict XVI brought back a number of pre-Vatican II practices. I could clearly see a number of difference from the church I left. However, it is tragic, even the school I went to k-8 closes its doors at the end of next month. Over 70 years of Catholic teaching now closed. It is the last Catholic middle school in my hometown, a town once settled by Catholic Polish and German immigrants and was teeming with Catholic education and tradition. So unfortunately we see the ill effects of modernism, liberalism and conciliatory doctrine has had up Mother Church.

    However, at the same time, there is an evangelistic fire that has been reclaimed in other sectors, particularly with reverts to the church (who found nothing but emptiness, brokenness and the lies of post-modernism in Protestantism). Along with a strong Latin American fire, there is a wave of rebirth sweeping the church and responding to the compromise of an experiment gone wrong in the church. Additionally, how can we not forget the blessed communion we have with our Eastern Byzantine Rite churches who maintain the light of antiquity and tradition upon a dark world. I have often said it will be the Eastern Tradition that will save the church and waking her up to return to her former glory. There are many within the eastern rite concerned that there are those who are in the “doctrine of faith for the eastern churches” who they fear are in the “doctrine of faith for the destruction of the eastern churches.” Fortunately, there are many in the eastern rite who will not bend their knee, but we’d be remiss to say there has not been a taint of modernism upon some within that rite too.

    So we must keep the faith and remain true to our calling. It is difficult in this day and age in which we live, particularly in Protestant America. Is it no wonder the prosperity gospel still rules the day here in America. Whatever will they do when our prosperity is gone. I thank God I was raised by two who came out of the great depression and I’m the grandson to immigrants who escaped poverty and oppression. However, even those of us who have lived under the prosperous economy of the U.S. can forget or never know what it is like to go without. God Bless you Tom, welcome home. I do look forward to continued conversation.

  • Anthony

    As a new convert and some study as to when and why the church has been so influenced and caved into the world’s standards I am really convinced that vatican 2 and the changing of the mass started it all. Not just changing from Latin to vernacular, but it changed the essence of the mass. We need not to change or turn from holy tradition. I’ve read enough and watched enough things to see that the end of the 60s really brought in all types of evils society didn’t divulge in before. Around the same time and just a coincidence?? I think not. Some may disagree or agree but I’m convinced there was an infiltration of some sorts around then and no one ballsy enough to call it out or just shut down by modernist heretics. Maybe I’m right or wrong but for now this is my view on these things. I don’t think it’s hard to believe, wasn’t there only one bishop st. Anthanasius that was battling arianism?? Only one? Yet God preserved his church. It’s not crazy to assume we are in such a time as that.

  • “refer to Fatima as “sayyidatina” literally our lady. ”

    With the previous golden nugget you gave me (“Maryaim Ha-Magdalit”) adding this one here (“Sayyidatina”) now you have given me two golden nuggets.

    “I don’t know how you manage to stay motivated after facing so much slander on a daily basis”

    All the free golden nuggets I get from the wise, like yourself, I gain so much wealth and now you know how I am able to manage.

    When it comes to the slander, it is the best. It is made of diamonds because when I got slandered by CNN, it confirmed to me one thing: the Catholic Church is the correct choice because hating Catholics is the only accepted prejudice.

  • Kevin Nicholson

    “Come to our aid, O God of the universe, and put all the nations in dread of you!
    Raise your hand against the foreign people, that they may see your mighty deeds.
    Thus they will know, as we know, that there is no God but you.

    Let raging fire consume the fugitive, and your people’s oppressors meet destruction.
    Crush the heads of the hostile rulers who say, “There is no one besides me.”

    Fill Zion with your majesty, your temple with your glory.

    Hear the prayer of your servants, according to your good will toward your people.
    Thus all the ends of the earth will know that you are the eternal God.”
    Ben Sira 36:1-3, 5, 11-12, 19, and 22 nabre

  • Anthony

    Amen, God bless and pray for the church

  • Eric

    That is a very good point about geography, Juan. I also, during my own studies on Bible Prophecy before I found Walid, recognized that “The Assyrian” was the Antichrist, as well as names such as “Pharaoh of Egypt, among other titles.

    Geography is so important. Going by that, I say to all those who assert that America is Mystery Babylon, is America located anywhere near historical Babylon? No. Is the U.S.A. in the Red Sea? No. Is it in the dessert? No.

    Furthermore, Isaiah 13 also discusses the destruction of the Harlot and gives a geographic indicator: Arabia. Isolating Revelations from the rest of Scripture is very erroneous, and downright dangerous, and leads to absurd conclusions.

  • ace

    Holy Wisdom speaking in Proverbs 1:28-33 (NKJV) “Because they hated knowledge
    And did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel
    And despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way,
    And be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them; But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil.”

    How do you think a friend or a spouse would react if you said: “I can’t stand your mother, otherwise I love you and your family?” But, you then protest, my friend or spouse can’t stand their mother either. Hmm, did God say to honor your father and your mother only if you like them or agree with them or if they don’t trouble you? How did Jesus react at the wedding feast of Cana when Mary informed him that they had no wine and then told others to “do whatever he tells you”?

  • ace

    BTW, the Mary who found Jesus in the garden after the Resurrection was not Mary, the Blessed mother of Jesus whom all generation are to call Blessed, but rather Mary Magdalene . God indeed does scatter the proud in the imagination of their hearts. The Blessed Virgin Mary who was the mother of Jesus is, naturally, there at his birth. Then, the Blessed Virgin Mary is with the Apostles in the Upper Room when the Holy Spirit descends at Pentecost; the birth of the Church.

    • You would think people who are immersed in the Scriptures would note there were several Mary mentioned in the Gospel.

  • Kevin Nicholson

    “la ‘ilha ‘iilaa yswe, yusue ‘iibn allh, w maryam ‘am alllah .

    “لا إلها إلى يسوع, يسوع إبن الله, و مريم أم الله . (google translate)

    “No God to Jesus, Jesus the Son of God, and Mary or Mother of God.”

    Nasrani: please give best English translation. Thank-You.

  • ace

    The theme of Psalm 119 is Torah. It is an alphabet acrostic (aleph to tau) showing that Torah is all-encompassing (tamin), covering life “from A to Z”. Isaiah 2:3 tells us that Torah will go forth from Sion in the restoration of Israel, and Luke 24:44 puts us in mind that reading the Psalms, we should look for Christ in all its words.

    The psalms are in a 5 part structure handed down in an ancient and intentional structure which shows us the significance that Torah has in the scheme of the book of Psalms. Book 1 (1-41) shows David as a wise man relying on fear of the Lord and todah sacrifice; a sacrifice of thanksgiving (a remez or hint that a new sacrificial system is replacing and going to replace the old sacrificial system; in fact, the Hebrew todah or thanksgiving is equivalent to eucharisteo in Greek and anticipates the Holy Eucharist). [This, of course, is why we call the Book of Psalms the Sepher Tehillim or book of praise.] In a todah psalm (psalm 22 which Jesus recites from the cross is one example) we see: a description of a life-threatening trouble, a plea for divine assistance with confidence that God will answer, and a vow to offer a todah or thanksgiving (even before the answer).

    So, from the cross, in Psalm 22, Jesus laments his woes and gives the sacrifice of praise showing confidence in God’s Providential plan and design. The Torah Tehillim or Law of Praise goes forth from the Blessed Virgin Mary’s womb (Sion) through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection where he institutes the Holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist; a todah Tehillim, which is heaven on earth, where we, surrounded by the great cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1), enter into His presence proclaiming “Holy, Holy, Holy” and receive the great Passover meal, the daily bread and hidden manna we pray for, the supersubstantial food (a little remez: look up “this daily bread” in a Greek interlinear). You really don’t ultimately want to be like the first Protestants, who are mentioned in the Bible in John 6:66.

    • The wisdom of Ace is increasing by the day. You must be consuming the Eucharist for the Lord abides in thee.

      • ace

        Exactly! The Bread of Life and Hidden Manna and Eternal Sacrifice!

  • DanteRivers

    For Almost 2000 years the Orthodox/Catholic have believed Mary is forever Virgin. I choose their authority and reject yours.

    • DanteRivers

      FYI It is impossible for Jesus to have a full brother or sister since Joseph is not the father of Jesus.

      • DanteRivers

        As for the “Mary deception” May God smite me with a true love for His mother, the Mother of God.

      • DanteRivers

        In order for the Bible to be true it only has to accurately report what someone said. It does mean that what they said is always accurate.

    • This sums up everything about this controversy. Thanks to all the Rivers of Dante.

  • “For example it is quite clear in scripture that when we die we will ‘rest’ in the ground until the day of rapture occurs. ”

    So, when St. Paul says, “To be absent in the body is to be with the Lord,” does that mean a) they are dead or b) alive?

  • jami

    Tikka Masala for two days. Thankyou Bro. Walid.

    • Just had Tikka Masala yesterday as a matter of fact 😉

      • jami

        Bro you rock. Thankyou for sharing your knowledge to all here.God Bless you too much

  • jami

    I love reading about Mother Mary. This is perfectly written

  • ace

    Yeah, the England one will drop mouths open… You know, the Old English Prophecy at the tombstone at the Kirby cemetery, Essex (possibly regarding WWII II, or not): “When pictures look alive, with movements free, When ships like fish swim beneath the sea, When men outstripping birds can soar the sky, Then half the world deep drenched in blood shall die, In Germany begins a dance, Which passeth through Italy, Spain, and France. But England shall pay the piper.” I wonder if the countries of the former British Empire must become fully apostate before England wakes up, repents, and is re-converted, but Southern Europe must wake up first to help in the fight…

    Do you think Peter and Paul, are like Enoch and Elijah?

    • That’s why the GAFCON are sending missionary from Africa to England; to serve the Orthodox Anglicans and to fight the apostasy from Church of England.

  • After reviewing your other comment which said:

    “Had not Martin Luther been there, all Christians will die in their Catholic sins. Luther was God’s anointed vessel”

    I realized you are just another hopping grasshopper.

    So let me ask, when you give your booklet version of a gospel and someone then believes what should we call them? Kesharians?

    • ace

      LOL!

    • ace

      Yup, that poster is like those children sitting in the market place and calling to their playmates, ‘We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ If things are not the way he wants them to be, he has to use calumny to attack where there is only virtue. Faithless fool who probably only drinks some grape energy drink like AMP or MONSTER. And, like a weasel (or his cousin, the skunk), he just goes and deploys a stink bomb which positively reeks. Nor does eating satiate this beast, because he probably just lives on donuts and Doritos (at least, that’s all he can come up with to take to the potluck). Just another poor soul who twists, hops, and darts around, trying to distract or confuse. But he picked the wrong prey, because we here at Shoebat are neither hypnotized nor shaking in our boots at this “evil loser” who thinks he can get away with dissing Our Most Blessed Mother, forgetting that the fan is blowing it all back and enveloping him.

  • “Your references to the ark and the womb of David are mainly conjectures.”

    You mean like your conjecture you jotted last time which said that the Ark was only “Jesus body” which resurrected with Christ’ spirit splitting Christ into a heretical doctrine?

    And now because of your rejection of the faith which was taught for two millennia which has always viewed the Ark as Mary, Christ’s Mother you also reject that the word Beten (Hebrew for belly) as Psalm 132 cleary states Dabid’s Belly which the Septuagint renders it as translated by seventy of the most spirit filled Hebrew translators of the Old Testament are now all WRONG and some lady from Australia named Patricia Lamb who followed the remnants of Luther said so?

    • Grandmere

      SNAP!

      • With our skills, we provide the cheese and with your snaps, you provide the meals: flame broiled stuffed mice. My favorite 😉

    • Doc

      I have switched to reading strictly the Septuagint for my Old Testament. I can’t even open one based on the Masoretic text anymore.

      • ace

        Congratulations! The truth will set you free!

  • Grandmere

    You fool! On the day of Pentecost 3,000 people converted through the preaching of Peter. What would you call them?

  • “Read the many verses where the apostles followed Torah and made the prescribed sacrifices. Read Revelation and you see that the Levites still perform the task and the sacrifices are still done. THAT, my friend, is consistency and a God we can fully depend on. He isn’t like the deity of Islam, who is the master liar and issuer of abrogations.”

    No. That my friend is splitting hairs and downright confusion. Your problem is the obvious Luther’s “alone” where you read verses believing they pertain to the Torah alone when Christ was the Torah Who fulfilled it all. And here you refer to the sacrifices forgetting they are of greater things to come: Christ.

    In reality we are the ones who point in everything and say “its about Christ” even including our writs about Mary for everything she does is to lead humanity to her heart: Christ.

    You on the other hand split hairs and that is all you know to do for if Torah is mentioned you strictly say its ONLY about Torah and when animal sacrifices are mentioned you would say its “ONLY” about animal sacrifices.

    Tell us then since you proclaim yourself wise, why are the animal sacrifices acceptable in Ezekiel’s Temple if animal sacrifices are done with in Hebrews?

    Once you spend a few days attempting to unravel my question here, you will conclude with your hair splitting arguments till Kingdom come but you will never come to the knowledge of the truth because the truth isn’t in you.

  • “My bad…and my apologies.”

    But you have many “bads”:

    “How many times did Paul mention Mary Walid, while in the same breath offer up requests to Mary for heavenly intercession?? Once…twice???”

    This type of argumentation is exactly what the Jews would argue against Messiah.

    “And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, ‘He shall be called a Nazarene.'”

    The problem is that there is no such prediction, or even remotely similar comment, anywhere in the Old Testament.

    I can find hundreds of arguments like this which is the exact flaw you do because you separate and split people and verses to draw your own fancy.

    • Стефан Евгений

      Walid, ask them who Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite the Bishop of Athens is….. wouldn’t have a clue Would they?
      St Dionysius left 10 or 11 letters and 4 books. he was beheaded and walked back to church with his head and laid down at the Altar. He actually met the Bogoroditsa, and here is what he had to say about her.

      When the holy Apostle Paul preached at the place on the Hill of Ares (Acts 17:16-34), Dionysius accepted his salvific proclamation and became a Christian. For three years Saint Dionysius remained a companion of the holy Apostle Paul in preaching the Word of God. Later on, the Apostle Paul selected him as bishop of the city of Athens. And in the year 57 Saint Dionysius was present at the repose of the Most Holy Theotokos.

      During the lifetime of the Mother of God, Saint Dionysius had journeyed from Athens to Jerusalem to meet Her. He wrote to his teacher the Apostle Paul: “I witness by God, that besides the very God Himself, there is nothing else filled with such divine power and grace. No one can fully comprehend what I saw. I confess before God: when I was with John, who shone among the Apostles like the sun in the sky, when I was brought before the countenance of the Most Holy Virgin, I experienced an inexpressible sensation. Before me gleamed a sort of divine radiance which transfixed my spirit. I perceived the fragrance of indescribable aromas and was filled with such delight that my very body became faint, and my spirit could hardly endure these signs and marks of eternal majesty and heavenly power. The grace from her overwhelmed my heart and shook my very spirit. If I did not have in mind your instruction, I should have mistaken Her for the very God. It is impossible to stand before greater blessedness than this which I beheld.”

      • ace

        Wow! This is a beautiful and amazing testimony! Thanks for sharing this! On-line or hard copy source please so as to share and read more?

        I once saw someone who shone after they had been in prayer, and I only saw it once in this young man, but the glow was at once beautiful, overwhelming, and, a bit unnerving. To even begin to imagine this X10 or X100 in the Most Holy Virgin, I think I’d be completely undone!

        • Стефан Евгений

          https://oca.org/saints/lives/2013/10/03/102843-hieromartyr-dionysius-the-areopagite-the-bishop-of-athens

          ace you will find this account in his work “On Virgins”
          and this my help
          https://www.orthocuban.com/2012/08/early-church-witness-to-the-dormition-of-the-virgin-mary/

          This is why I tell converts to learn to read Russian or /and Greek. this kind of thing is hard to find in English
          I knew about it b/c of Holy Tradition. there is a lot a churched Orthodox knows, I share it on this blog.
          Several holy fathers met her and wrote about her.

          • ace

            OK, at https://oca.org/saints/all-lives/2017/08/15 I read: “According to Tradition, based on the words of the Hieromartyrs Dionysius the Areopagite (October 3), Ignatius the God-Bearer (December 20), Saint Ambrose of Milan (December 7) had occasion to write in his work “On Virgins” concerning the Mother of God: ‘She was a Virgin not only in body, but also in soul, humble of heart, circumspect in word, wise in mind, not overly given to speaking, a lover of reading and of work, and prudent in speech. Her rule of life was to offend no one, to intend good for everyone, to respect the aged, not envy others, avoid bragging, be healthy of mind, and to love virtue.’ So, from this it seems to me that “On Virgins” is a book by Saint Ambrose of Milan. So, then I go to look for St. Ambrose’s book and I find “Concerning Virginity” by St. Ambrose for $10.79 at Abe Books, but don’t know if that is the same thing: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=11786102437 and this review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/782234687?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1 OK, I don’t know if I am on the right track or not, but do you think Dionysius the Areopagite’s narrative of seeing the Most Holy Virgin is contained in St. Ambrose’s book which I have linked?

          • Стефан Евгений

            Remember reading it in Greek a very long time ago it is in a letter to St Paul.
            This is what i found so far the books are old and out of print so you and I have to dig a deep well 🙂
            I wish know i kept the Greek and Russian books i gave to the church in DC

          • ace

            Thank you very much! I’m still digging, but have not found it yet. I did not find it at the Orsini, Life of the BVM, but I just had to stop digging a moment and share something pretty amazing I found in a footnote in a digitized version of: “Life of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary” by Gentilucci, Romualdo at archive.org:

            The rather long footnote is speaking of the eclipse at the time of the crucifixion, and with “cut and paste” from a scanned version, you still have to correct text, but here’s what I snipped:

            “This eclipse was miraculous, because, contrary to the ordinary laws of nature, the full moon came between the earth and the sun, and remained in conjunction for three hours. Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, who was an eye-witness of this eclipse [before his conversion], thus describes it: ‘We were both standing at Heliopolis, looking, when unexpectedly the moon came before the sun; nor was it the time of the conjunction, and yet there it remained on the sun’s disk from the ninth hour to evening’. Moved at so strange a sight, the Areopagite exclaimed, ‘Either the God of nature suffers, or the fabric of the universe totters.’ Cornelius a Lapide adds (comment on Matt. xxvii, 23), on the authority of the ancient historians, that the Athenians, by the advice of Dionysius, raised an altar to the Unknown God, from which Saint Paul took his text to preach Christ… And though Origen himself, with Lyranus and Maldonado (Matt. xxvii.) think that this darkness covered only Judea, yet it is the general opinion of the Fathers that it spread over the whole earth. Eusebius and Tertullian say that the Romans inscribed this phenomenon in their annals as an extraordinary thing, and the testimony of Dionysius the Areopagite confirms it; for how could he have seen the eclipse at Heliopolis, if it had not been universal?”

          • ace

            OK, I found a translated quote of Dionysius’ visit to the BVM in “Life of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary” by Gentilucci, Romualdo at archive.org (in a footnote on page 452-453 of 1043 pages in the digitized pdf version).

            I don’t like what I’m reading, but I’ll share it: “Although the works of St Dionysius are regarded as apocryphal, and attributed to a writer in the fourth century, they are even so the testimony of an ancient author.”

            Of course, nothing is said about “who” decided they were apocryphal, nor what they mean by saying that. If they mean to say that they are non-canonical, then that is a no brainer; none of the Patristic literature (East or West) is part of the Biblical Canon, but it is all still given great weight as part of the Magisterium of Sacred Tradition. If, OTOH, they mean to say that there is debate about whether these writings are those of Dionysius (including possibly any scribe he may have used), then I’d like to hear what the controversy is raising doubts about the authenticity. [The book has a publication year of 1860, New York: Edward Dunigan and Brother (Jas. B. Kirker).]

            Maybe, all that is being said is that the visit to the BVM is actually attributed to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. OK, I’d like to ascribe the authorship debate to the humanists in the 1400s and the Protestant Reformers in the 1500s, but no less a light than Thomas Aquinas expressed suspicions of the authorship of the Pseudo-Dionysius corpus. Still, I think I will just go with authenticity, even if that means it was passed down by oral tradition and then written down later with attribution being given to the original “author” of the work (by the unknown or debated writer of the long established tradition). No different than debates about the authorship of some canonical books, and no different than St. Jerome questioning some books, but going with what the Magisterium decided at Council were the canonical books. (Yes, I know different apostolic traditions have some variation in their accepted Biblical canons, as well as their use of certain Patristic writings.)

  • Grandmere

    You say, “I can interpret them differently”. That is your problem. You are a rebel. So, go ahead and revel in it.

  • JDB or should I say JinDB (which will take you a while to unravel),

    Why are you putting words in my mouth that I never said? Did I ever write that Christ is DONE will the law? Or did I say He fulfilled the law and the prophets just as scripture said?

    So why is a JinDB lecturing me on the law?

    • Grandmere

      He will spend the rest of his life trying to “get” the Jin reference, but we got it right off the “BAT”. You are one clever son of a gun!

      • The other half of the equation in Jindb is an Arabic word for grasshopper.

  • Doc

    You are right, Walid. Your article IS mind-blowing. I will have to keep reading these articles. I only know that I do not know enough to know what I don’t know.

    I almost hope for a Marian apparition to slap me across the face and say, “Get with the program!”

  • Jimmy,

    I would stay away from lots of the latest prophecies. Luz De Maria:

    http://motheofgod.com/threads/luz-de-maria-message.5650/

    To pray for humanities destruction is not our job.

    You can find exposes on false prophecies here:

    http://www.catholicplanet.com/apparitions/

  • Three days of darkness appear to correspond to Revelation 16: “10 The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness; people gnawed their tongues in agony, 11 and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and they did not repent of their deeds.”

  • ace

    The sacrifice continues, in that you are right. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the eternal todah which in Revelation we see continuing in heaven. As Paul says in Gal 3:24-26, the law was our pedagogue in Christ, in other words, our training wheels, so we might learn some of the basics of loving God with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength and neighbor as self; that we might learn fear of the Lord and obedience; that we might learn how to turn back to the Lord with fasting and self-denial; that we might learn patient endurance; that we might learn to meditate on the Scriptures day and night; that we might learn what justice and mercy mean… But Christ is the perfect Law, who restores the priesthood of the first born according to the order of Melchizedek (Melkisetek or Malki Tzedek ). (How many ways can you spell Hanukkah? I think that’s a song). I want to be a saint of Jesus, a Tzadikim Nistarim , who follows Jesus and the Church he established. How about you? I prayed for you at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass this morning, the eternal sacrifice offered from the rising of the sun to its setting…

    Jesus is my Torah and found in every page of Scripture. The Holy Bible is one book, with its full canon established by the Catholic Church, and we hold fast to Holy Scripture and Sacred Tradition. Torah covers everything in life and following Jesus Christ the Messiah provides blessings, instruction, knowledge, protection, security, comfort in affliction and wisdom. But, let’s continue with our study of Psalm 119, shall we? In this psalm, we see the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, gifts which will rest upon the Messiah (Isaiah 11:2-3): wisdom and knowledge (vs 66, 98), understanding (vs 27, 32, 34, 73, 99, 100,104, 125, 130, 144, 169,) counsel (v 24), fortitude/strength (v 28), piety/zeal/awe of thy words (vs 139, 161), fear of the Lord (vs 38, 63, 74, 79, 120). We learn the Messiah will be robed with righteousness and faithfulness in Isaiah 11:5. This embodies Torah’s righteousness (vs 7, 62, 106, 137, 138, 142, 144, 160, 164), which was something given in and showing the way of faithfulness (vs 30, 138).

    Shalom! Maranatha!

  • “Yashua only came for the lost tribes of Israel.”

    There is that “only” which you people always love to find. And now He has only come to the lost ten tribes.

    A tare looks at the wheat which is fatter than the tare for it has grains. He has gone mad, and when he sees someone who is not mad, the tare will attack him, saying, “You are mad; you are not like us.”

    You know nothing of Obadiah.

    • Tom_mcewen

      I think he is a product of the sin of Obadiah.

  • Grandmere

    Ryan, is Jesus God? Yes or no?

  • Grandmere

    You guys can’t even agree about how to spell our Lord’s name. You are tottering on the brink of Judaism. That way leads to disaster.

    • Raph Sebastian

      Halloween Jews…inspired by Hollywood.

  • “Looks like Mount Zion is God’s abode in Jerusalem.”

    And so the mount Sion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem is now on Mount Zion Jerusalem’s old city?

    That is where I will find innumerable company of angels? There I will find the general assembly and church of the firstborn? There I will find God the Judge of all, including all saints and even the spirits of just men made perfect?
    Lets not forget Jesus the mediator of the new covenant.

    WOW. I need to call the Israeli department of tourism. This would make a killing for Israel’s economy.

  • None of us knew that.

  • I have often thought those sores were caused either by biological or nuclear fallouts. It could also be caused by virus-borne incests who feasts on the dead and bite the intended victims.

    I also think these will be supernaturally guided to bite the intended victims because they have the mark of the beast on their arm or forehead.

  • How do you explain away John’s vision of the New Jerusalem come down from God in Revelation if you argue that Mount Zion is today in Jerusalem?

  • Grandmere

    He also said that we must eat his flesh and drink his blood. Do you eat his flesh and drink his blood? If not, he said you have no life within you.

  • ace

    You have your own idea of what the Bible is and hold to your own interpretation outside of the Church which God ordained. This is idolatry; this is your Golden Calf. You even decide for yourself your own form of worship, which is also idolatry; your Ba’al, the idol of your own imagination.

    If you think people will convert to Christianity through Jonathan Cahn, will that make them Cahnanites?

  • Second question, since you barely touched on St. Paul exposition on two Jerusalem, why did you miss the most obvious verse?

    St. Paul said the Jerusalem is of above and is free, that one is our Mother, yet the present Jerusalem, in the same passage from Galatians 2, says Jerusalem is enslaved to Hagar, corresponding to Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia.

    Therefore, the heavenly Jerusalem is the mount Zion of Hebrews 12 where we approach innumerable angels, to the firstborn, to God, to saints enrolled, and finally to Jesus. No matter how hard you try to argue, you are kicking the goad.

  • ace

    Jesus says in verses 49b and 50 “Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” Has Jesus excluded Mary as doing the will of the Father in this statement, or, has he included others into his family?

    Now look at John 19:26-27: “When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.” When Jesus says to John “behold thy mother”, is John one of Jesus’ disciples? Does Jesus give his mother to his disciples? When Jesus says to Mary “Woman, behold thy son!” is it not clear that Mary, at the foot of the cross, is his actual mother, but also his disciple? Does Jesus not give to Mary his disciples; his brethren?

  • ace

    How can you use CJB, a Messianic translation, which goes to your leanings, and yet deny that Jesus embodies the Torah? The zeal of Jesus in cleaning the Jewish money changers out of the court of the Gentiles, was not just a prophetic fulfillment, but also a prophetic action foreshadowing the destruction of the Second Temple, Still, Jesus wept over Jerusalem, but everyone makes their choices. What does it profit a man if he gains converts but loses his soul?

  • Tom_mcewen

    I said, the Alexandria Jews lost their Aramaic not all Jews, Greek was the primary language of the educated classes in Israel, We speak less German now that we are no longer occupied by Germany, but we speak it, we speak less Russian now that we are no longer occupied by them, we speak more English because it is the Greek of this age. So if you speak to me in German, Russian, English and Czech I will listen to you, but that doesn’t tell you what is my base language, nor does it tell me the languages you prefer. Paul wrote in a very good Greek, why was that instead of Aramaic, Why is Luke written in Greek, Mark and Matthew? Do you think it had anything for the intended audience of the Gospel? You are a Protestant, I have wondered, Catholics deal in typology to understand the Bible, Protestants use verses. But there 93,000 verses and some are opposite of each others and each type of verse is used to prove opposite things depending on the Protestants. If you are actually interested in understanding the Bible there must be a method to organize a lists of verses in importance to least otherwise it is just personal opinion. So tell me is Acts 9-31 “ekklesia katholikos” more important than Acts 26-14-15. Or is John’s gospel on the eating the body and blood more important, then John 3-16, or salvation of works (of the law) cannot save you vs Christ’s commandment that you must have works for the judgement of feeding the hungry, clothing the nake, visiting the sick, or those in prison vs just believing in Jesus. What verse is the most important to the least important? Seems like confusion of identity of what a Christian is and what is required to be a Christian. The quotation of a verse as important is problematic. You choose a verse to rewrite all of history, then ignore the fact the entire new Testament is Greek.

  • Tom_mcewen

    So when the coptics on the bus refused to reject Christ in Egypt chosing to be killed instead are tares and will be rejected by Jesus? Then I want to be with the brave Coptic martyrs and I hereby reject Your Jesus…..

  • ace

    Who hardened your heart that you are so slow to understand? What does it mean to be a Light to All Nations? Are you from the tribe of Dan?

  • Cuzick

    This quote is from an Evangelical who is now in the Orthodox Church.

    ” Mary’s perpetual virginity shows that the Incarnation had real and lasting consequences. When Mary accepted Christ into her life she was transformed internally and physically. As the Theotokos (the God Bearer) Mary is the fulfillment of the Old Testament archetypes: the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy of Holies, the burning bush, the jar containing the manna, the sacred lamp in the Temple, the altar of incense, Aaron’s rod which mysteriously budded, the sealed East Gate in Ezekiel’s temple. In the Old Testament once something has been set aside and dedicated to sacred use, it is sacrilegious to reuse it for ordinary purposes. In Mary’s being pregnant with Christ we see something far surpassing any of the archetypes in the Old Testament. For her to be pregnant with another child after that would be like a priest pouring soda into the communion chalice! or the Israelites using the Holy of Holies as a storage room! For the Orthodox Christian the Protestant notion of Mary having other children or her having intercourse with Joseph shows a shocking lack of appreciation of holiness. An Evangelical may just shrug their shoulders with indifference, a sign of their inexperience with God’s holiness. ”

    I thought it was fitting to share since he mentions the Old Testament archetypes of Mother Mary and how the article goes along with everything you’ve been teaching .

    https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/why-evangelicals-need-mary/

    • ace

      Excellent and beautiful! And, thanks for the link as well.

  • Thank you Jude 1:25,

    Indeed Isaiah 54 which comes after Isaiah 53 (the Suffering Servant) hits several points mainly how the pious custom of referring to the Holy Spirit as the spouse (not in a literal manner) of St. Mary which is a symbolic expression of Mary’s perpetual virginity. It reminds me of my wife’s sisters (nuns) who always refer to Jesus as their spouse.

    “For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name” (Isaiah 54:5).
    “as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you” (Isaiah 62:5).
    “my covenant which they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD” (Jeremiah 31:32).

    Indeed, someday hopefully I will address Isaiah 54. Be well and God bless.

  • “No there is nothing written in the old testament directly about Jesus being a Nazarene”

    You just made my point. Thank you.

    But you defended the verse the same way we Catholics defend our verses:

    “, as Isaiah clearly noted he would be despised/rejected etc. If it were not for Jesus reading from Isaiah 61 while at Nazareth, as well as Nathanael’s response, we would be none the wiser. However Jesus answered the ‘clue’ in the new testament itself.”

    “So your example is a poor one.”

    No your attacks are poor which has no basis, an argument that came up in the 19th century by liberals which now you changed the subject to this different liberal argument: Jesus’ cousins and the Perpetual Virginity.

    One can find such argumentations on Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James,_brother_of_Jesus

    But you changing to this subject proves my point even further, that you adapted the liberal methodology (textual criticism and all) to your views. See how you now attack Mary’s Perpetual Virginity?

    The only ones who did this in the early church were in the 4th century: Helvidius and Eunomius of Cyzicus (Arians heretics).

    These two heretics interpreted Matthew’s statement (just like you did) to mean that Joseph and Mary did have normal marital relations just like you (a heretic) are doing.

    So tell me, you agree with Helvidius on this one? Of course you do. I suppose you should counter ‘don’t throw out the baby with the bath water’? You are all bathwater.

    You don’t even have a clue who the man is.

    From the early church fathers to Luther to even Zwingli, even these two heretics NEVER questioned the Perpetual Virginity.

    It was only in the 19th century that your arguments began to erupt and now you swallowed the liberal method on textual criticism.

    There is no way you can deny (regardless to who thinks to being on the right) that you FULLY SUPPORT a view that was established in modern times (19th century) which was my point exactly which you just even proved further.

    Protestantism gave birth to liberalism, a fact that is so well documented and proven:

    http://shoebat.com/2017/01/27/we-are-about-to-enter-a-new-world-war-christians-are-going-to-suffer-the-most-horrific-persecution-humanity-is-about-to-enter-its-darkest-moment-a-great-cloud-of-evil-will-flood-the-earth-and-it-w/

    Stop missing the point and changing the subject. Your methods are the methods of liberals so let it rest while you anguish in your frustrations.

  • ace

    Mt 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    But, I bet you will protest now. Well, sir, your emphasis is misplaced. What does the Blessed Virgin tell the servants to do at the wedding feast at Cana if not “do whatever he tells you”? When a person points someone to Jesus, is that not doing the will of the Father? Did not Paul not consider himself a spiritual father to those who came to believe in the Gospel through his preaching and witness (1 Cor 4:15-16; Philemon 10; Phil 2:22)? Have you never heard someone say they came to Jesus through someone’s teaching, ministry, witness, or discipling?

    But, I bet you will protest now and say that someone can’t come to believe through someone who is dead. You would assume correctly that I would disagree with that. The saints are alive in heaven, the saints can continue to intercede and be prayer warriors for someone from heaven, and The Blessed Virgin Mary is foremost among all the saints. But, let’s hold that argument for the time being. Did you not receive the Gospel through the testimony and preaching of the Gospel writers? Are the Gospel writers dead? Are they alive in Christ? Are you influenced through their legacy? And, is not their legacy alive through the word of God which is living and active? Is the Blessed Virgin Mary found in Holy Writ? Is it really impossible or unlikely that Moslems would come to know the Son of God and through Him the Father through reading or hearing about the Blessed Virgin Mary in Scripture? The Blessed Virgin who said “yes” to God, who bore the Savior of the world in her womb, and through whom Jesus Christ was born into the world? Do you not Praise God for any means through which a Muslim comes to know Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjUXd4qW9mg

  • Tom_mcewen

    They were Not spoken in the original Hebrew, nobody knows the original Hebrew because if we did we could pronounce Hebrew, but we cannot. Jesus read the Greek Septuagint in the synagogue, not Hebrew, the Jews used Aramaic, not Hebrew, it is a related language, with jots and tittles which is Aramaic, not Hebrew. The Hebrew in the Holy land today is reconstruct Aramaic, not the original Hebrew. We do not know what original Hebrew, the jots and tittles tells us what word is selected out all the words made up of those consonants. No verbs and no way of knowing the verbs. Not the scriptures was not spoken in the original Hebrew. The Septuagint was the standard before Jesus and for at least a hundred years after the fall of the temple. The Pharisees blamed Greek for the fall and for Christianity and started to ban it in rabbi culture.

  • Raph Sebastian

    لا إله إلا يسوع، يسوع ابن الله ومريم أم الله.
    وهذا يجب أن يكون ما يجب على جميع المسيحيين يقرأ في مواجهة استشهاد وشيك إذا أردنا أن نقول الشهداء

  • If you can’t tell that when it says “belly” is contrary to “loin” there is not much I can do for you. Ramble on.

  • aha … yep … sure

  • So, how can you interpret away that “we have come to Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem,” and fail to make the connection to the New Jerusalem?

    No matter how you try to interpret the Scriptures, you will not get it until you understand how the Church understand the Scriptures.

    In every Mass, we literally and figuratively come before Mount Zion, where in the Catholic and Orthodox buildings, the walls and ceilings are adorned with icons of saints, angels, God, Jesus, and Mary. Those are a glimpse of heaven.

    Finally, as Jesus told the woman at the Well, there will no longer be needed the physical Jerusalem, because the Mount Zion is not limited to a single, geographical rally point.

    • Patricia Lam

      So your HEAVENLY JERUSALEM has arrived while I am waiting for the fulfilment of Rev 21? Your icons are …..well, icons. Your bread and wine is…….bread and wine done in REMEMBRANCE of Christ 1 Cor 11:25 “whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you PROCLAIM THE LORD’S DEATH until He comes. SAME as the sacrifices of the temple. Heb 10:4 says, it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Heb 10:11 Even though the priest does this day after day. LESSON Heb 10:1 This is only a shadow of the the things to come.- not the realities themselves…..as in Revelation. EVERYTHING now is just a SHADOW OF THINGS to come.
      The woman at the well was looking for a place to worship either in Samaria, probably Mt Gerissim or Jerusalem. Christ answered in John 4:21 Neither on their mountain NOR in Jerusalem for the time has now come when true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth. The place doesn’t matter where we worship because now the Holy Spirit dwells in us. Rom 8:9. I am sorry to say, we are NOT THERE YET. The Lord says, Heaven is my throne and the earth my footstool. Isaiah 66:1 So heaven/ HEAVENLY JERUSALEM IS NOT HERE YET.

      • And the Holy Spirit guided you to write all this Patricia?? Or was it your flesh?

      • “Your bread and wine is…….bread and wine done in REMEMBRANCE of Christ 1 Cor 11:25 “whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you PROCLAIM the Lord’s death UNTIL HE COMES.”

        That is the Eucharist where we believe that Christ is truly present. Even Anglicans get it.

        “SAME as the sacrifices of the temple.”

        That’s because God did away with the animal sacrifice through Christ. Yet it does not abolish the drink and grain offerings that Joel predicted would cause the priests to mourn and lament the loss of the Eucharist. Discovering this caused me to reject Protestantism and embrace Catholicism.

        “Heb 10:4 says, it is IMPOSSIBLE for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Heb 10:11 Even though the priest does this day after day. LESSON Heb 10:1 This is only a shadow of the the things to come.- not the realities themselves…..as in Revelation. ”

        Correct because Christ took away the animal sacrifice but instituted the Eucharist.

        Therefore, the old sacrificial system under the Law of Moses has been satisfied by Christ, and why we say, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, 23to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel,” (Hebrews 12).

        It’s why I said the Mass satisfies this. It’s why we have icons of angels, of saints, of God, of Jesus because these are the heavenly Jerusalem.

        St. Ignatius said:

        See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as ye would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is [administered] either
        by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it. Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not lawful without the bishop either to baptize or to celebrate a love-feast; but whatsoever he shall approve of, that is also pleasing to God, so that everything that is done may be secure and valid.

        As early as the 2nd Century, a saint who was also a bishop, understood how Hebrews 12 was being applied.

        You don’t.

        “The woman at the well was looking for a place to worship either in Samaria, probably Mt Gerissim or Jerusalem. Christ answered in John 4:21 Neither on their mountain NOR in Jerusalem for the time has now come when true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth.”

        What you fail to realize is how the Mass, in conjunction with St. Ignatius words, celebrates the truth that we worship the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in “spirit and truth” through Divine Liturgy.

        “The place doesn’t matter where we worship because now the Holy Spirit dwells in us. Rom 8:9. I am sorry to say, we are NOT THERE YET. The Lord says, Heaven is my throne and the earth my footstool. Isaiah 66:1 So heaven/ HEAVENLY JERUSALEM IS NOT HERE YET.”

        It does matter where worship is done. Since I have cited a 2nd Century saint, your argument has lost, because the Early Church understood how the Scriptures was interpreted.

      • Grandmere

        You are wrestling with principalities and powers and forces of wickedness. They want to destroy you. Be still. Listen. Open your heart. The truth is right in front of you.

  • You still don’t get it. Jesus came and conquered sins. Jerusalem today is Sodom and Egypt. The heavenly Jerusalem is FREE. The earthly Jerusalem is ENSLAVED. Get that through your skull.

  • “people from all sides get extremely emotional when the topic of Russia is raised”

    I don’t. I am as calm as a lamb.

    • concerned american

      Walid said: “They shall feed the land of Assyria with the sword” is both the sword of military conquest and the sword of truth (the Gospel) making both military and spiritual conquests in the lands of their persecutors, while “the remnant of Jacob”, converted Jews and Gentiles a remnant only will gain the victory.

      Hey Walid, I know I’m late to the falafel stand. But it was just yesterday that I reading in Theodore’s new book as he mentioned the two swords of Peter. I’d never heard of that before.

      If I’m correct (and this is a question) God is using the two swords of Peter for end time conversion. Yes? Thus, Mary (the new Ark of the Covenant), Fatima, Lady Guadalupe etc. are under Peter’s sword of the truth (Gospel). Is this correct?

      Forgive my for being so late and so slow to learn. It takes me a while but I don’t give up.

  • Sister Jude,

    Glad to see that you expected me to become Catholic.

    The problem with many in Mexico as you stated is being “cradle Catholic” and poorly catechized is a result of persecution from Plutarco Calles and the Masonic plan to destroy the Church. We even have worked and written much to combat this epidemic while the people were fighting the cartels and many in the movement rejected the notion to emphasize on the Catholic education to aid the people in their struggles (thats a whole long story). This is why people like you are crucial to help others in Mexico and is a mission to fulfill for each individual Catholic to help revive that nation back t its origin. I have read some of your comments about the wall and such and from since then I have abandoned the call to emphasize on the issue since many of the American people are just as guilty by consuming drugs. We are in a fallen state as you know.

    Regarding your question about Zion. You need to keep in mind the dual maternity. There is the perfect daughter of Zion, the perfect model of the Church, and the perfect realization of holiness without spot or blemish as we have the Old Testament manifest the feminine strand by personifying Israel as the “daughter of Zion” where the Old Testament People of God that is “Daughter Zion” and in the New Testament it also represents the very People of God, the Church. Then there is Mary also given the same reference “daughter Zion” or “the Daughter of Zion”. The Woman in Revelation 12:4-5 and Daughter Zion in Isaiah 66:7- 9 are women about to give birth to a “male-child.” Mary, the Woman of Revelation 12 and Isaiah 66 all show a “dual maternity” which has dual meanings as in Isaiah 66:7-8, “Before she comes to labor, she gives birth; Before the pains come upon her, she safely delivers a male child. Who ever heard of such a thing, or saw the like? Can a country be brought forth in one day, or a nation be born in a single moment? Yet Zion is scarcely in labor when she gives birth to her children.” This speaks also of a nation being born.

    Mary gave birth without labor while Israel gave birth with labor, Mary without sin while we are in sin to be cleansed from it so we have labor. Mary is daughter of Zion par excellence because she sums up the expectation of Israel and the Church for the Messiah. She is the perfect Virgin awaiting her Lord to come in her midst.

    The same is with Isaiah 54, these references have the dual applications where when here God perfects the Church and Israel to become the pure daughter of Zion just as Zion ought to be: “Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.”

    The Church is finally become like St. Mary who: “For thy Maker is thine husband” and then He vows to the church to redeem it: “the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.”

    So when you say “As who am I? You know?”

    Answer: you too are a daughter of Zion and God will cleanse your blemish.

    As far as the wine and bread (both species) go, its a long debate but His Body contains His blood and the miracles of consecrated hosts that turned into blood and even heart tissue proves that case.

    God will ultimately do the refining. Orthodox and Catholics are two pole that lift the Ark of Mary. Just make sure you partake the Eucharist by the tongue for I think that Gideon’s army were separated as to the ones who took the water and lapped it by the tongue like dogs (gentiles were called dogs before Christ) these were chosen and the ones who took the water of life by the hand were separated not to be included. Why? Because today the ones who insist on taking communion by the tongue directly from the priest are usually keeping the traditions intact. Theo my son knows more about the two species and if you like I can have him discuss it with you.

  • Grandmere

    And 100 other Bereans have a different interpretation than yours. Which Berean has the correct interpretation? Why you do, of course.

  • “The comforter, sent by the Father will teach us all things”

    If you have the “comforter” Patricia why didn’t He guide you to understand this:

    “So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”9 He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. (John 6:47-59)”

    “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.”

    If we all have “the Holy Spirit” guiding us, why am I discovering this to be the Eucharist and you are not?

    Is one of us void of the Holy Spirit?

    If so, which one? Me or You?

  • ace

    I for one love the challenge of having to wade through a long meaty post, and it gives more to talk about and discuss. There are plenty of other shorter posts and many of us wait for the one long one once a week. It gets the most comments each week for a reason; people chew on it longer and think about it longer.

  • DanteRivers

    Walid’s Army
    Like a tank in Patton’s army is Walid.
    Every week his army advances as new wheat is freed.

    We the new found wheat fall in line behind his tank.
    We marvel at the comment section and to the tares we are frank.

    Advancing on we find new joy in the confession,
    as we are confirmed into the Apostolic Succession.

    Confirmed into His church what do we see?
    Holy Tradition as obvious as can be.

    Dante

    • DanteRivers

      All the Way My Savior Leads Me – The Haven Quartet

      From Christ alone to full fellowship in the apostolic succession.

    • ace

      Excellent! This is really great! (May I suggest a little tweak?)

      Like a tank in Patton’s army, is General Walid.
      Every week his army advances, as new wheat is freed.

      We the new found wheat, fall in line behind his tank,
      We marvel at comments made, and to the tares we’re frank

      Advancing on, we find new joy in our holy true Confession,
      As we are now confirmed into, the Apostolic Succession.

      Confirmed into His Church, what do we now see?
      Holy Tradition, as obvious as can be.

      • DantesRivers

        Thank you, much better, Ace is my editor! I welcome the enhancements.

  • DantesRivers

    So was this Demonic?
    Jesus Appearing To Muslims In Visions And Dreams

    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/01/jesus-appearing-to-muslims-in-visions-and-dreams-2868632.html

    Is it because Mary appeared and not Jesus?

    Luke 1:48 KJV
    48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

    If it depended upon the Protest ants this verse and therefore the Bible would not be true (infallible), because Protestants do not honor the Virgin Mary and call her blessed.