Twenty Sixth Installment
To summarize in line format:
One striking aspect of this dating is the use of 70 years, or multiples of 70, which is used three times. To simplify the above line format, the B.C./A.D. dating interfaces of one year each have been eliminated. The four values of this B.C./A.D. dating interface cancel, so that the total is correct. Consequently, the A.D. dates may be low by one year (for example, the start of World War I is 1914 and Mary's 2000th Birthday is 1984). The 2000th anniversary of the birth of Mary (her 2000th Birthday) was revealed to the visionaries at Medjugorje by the Blessed Virgin Mary, herself, in 1984. Without this additional information, it would not have been possible to construct the diagram of circles and the line format above. Nevertheless, using the dating given in the previous chapters, the above dating represents the personal opinion of the author and its accuracy could be questioned.
Besides the striking use of 70 years (or multiples), another aspect of this dating that might go unnoticed, is how young Mary was when the Angel Gabriel appeared to her to announce the conception and birth of Jesus. Referring to the Catholic Encylopedia Dictionary, it says that according to Jewish customs, Mary would have been between 12 and 12 1/2 when she was betrothed to Joseph, and another year would pass before that solemn marriage ceremony. Therefore, it is no wonder, that Mary said to the Archangel Gabriel at the Annunciation: "How can this be since I do not know man?" (Luke 1: 34). Mary was so young at the time of the Annunciation, and slightly "underage."
An important feature of this time line is that it includes all three of the apparitions of this work - Lourdes, Fatima, and Medjugorje. Be sure to review and study the Bibilical references given in the construction of the time line, especially the ones that deal with prophecy. Since World War II was prophesied in the apparitions at Fatima, both World Wars are essentially included in the time line. This is significant when one reads the Book of Daniel, because Daniel covers four major kingdoms.
An angel's view of the span of time covered in this work might look like the following: Elijah begged the people to repent and when they did repent, God sent life in the form of rain. John the Baptist begged the people to repent and when some of them did repent, God allowed the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, to come (after Jesus' baptism) and give them spiritual life. Mary, the Holy Mother of God, begs the people to repent, and when they do repent, the Glorified Christ will come on the clouds of Heaven and give them eternal peace. The time span above is approximately 1000 B.C. to approximately 2000 A.D. The archangel Gabriel stands in the presence of God and brings the message of God for both the first and second comings of Jesus Christ. When Jesus Christ returns, He will come in glory and power on the clouds of Heaven, accompanied by a multitude of angels; Glory to God in the highest. NEXT WEEK: Chapter Seven: An Angel's View - part two