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.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 22, 2017
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.
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. 2 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. 3 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. 4 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. 5 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:
6 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. 7 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. 8 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. 9 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.
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.
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. 5 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. 6 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”.
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.
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: 2 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; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, 5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation [for the Ark] for the mighty God of Jacob.”
The shepherd then reminds:
6 Lo, we [the shepherds], heard of it [the Ark] at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of Ya’ar (fields of the wood). 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. 8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. 9 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 throne. 12 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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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.