“A divided kingdom ends in ruin. A city or home divided against itself cannot stand.” Jesus
Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired and Stephanie A. Walker Stradford
March 15,2018 (#IdesofMarch), Virtual - House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will need to draw on every lesson from his Catholic rearing as 2.4 billion believers pray for him and One Nation Under God, besieged by chaotic patterns of behavior. March 15th marks the ominous “Ides of March,” an evidence-based precognition dating back to 44 BC.
Today, U.S. Marine Conor Lamb (D-PA), hopes for an alternative narrative in a house divided against itself, The U.S. House of Representatives, where an #unpresidented agenda is threatening National Security. Lamb, like Ryan is Roman Catholic with a capital C. A lower case “c” in catholic defines a broader, more universal community. Even children get it! They can lead by taking a day from school and light the way from CHAOS to COMMUNITY.
Clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced cannot necessarily be dismissed as “fake news.” Past precognition is shedding light on overwhelming darkness, revealing patterns of behavior such as “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.”
The Ides of March, during the last century B.C., marked the #unpresidented impeachment of a political leader. According to sources, senators at the time, took matters into their own hands. They imposed term limits by executing Caesar.
Today’s millennials are discovering favorable evidence of clairvoyant foretelling dating back to the 8th Century BC. Old Testament Prophet Isaiah foretells their empowerment through the birth of an #unprecedented grassroots movement.
The millennial-led movement emerged from a nation divided. It has since survived world wars and rumors of wars. By the middle of the first century AD, the movement and the charismatic carpenter who sparked it had cut through some 500 years of darkness. A word, spoken by the anointed, appointed speaker, today endows 2.4 billion beneficiaries with life.
On Wednesday, more than 2000 years after the movement began, students in thousands of schools across America walked out of class. Responding to a National Security threat that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida, the children may have found their collective voice in some hidden truth. “In that day the wolf and the lamb will lie down together, and the leopard and goats will be at peace. Calves and fat cattle will be safe among lions, and a little child shall lead them all.
That in mind, seven last words and #TheLift may prove to be the most effective tool for unprecedented activism. #WeThePeople the #IdesofMarch are upon you.
“Go tell that fox that I will keep on casting out demons and healing people today and tomorrow; and the third day I will accomplish my purpose.” Jesus
- In or around the 800th century BC, Biblical Old Testament prophet Isaiah foretold an ensuing utopia on earth. This Golden Age (“The Millennium”) was spoken of as an age of Paradise on earth where there will be no death, sorrow, pain or sickness.
- Prophets are said to have characterized the Millennial era with the expression “the lion and the lamb shall lay down together.” Researchers will be hard pressed to connect the finding to Biblical facts, but Isaiah 11:6 appears to support an 800 BC reference on our prophetic timeline.
- March 15, 44 BC is recorded as “the Ides of March.” On this day, a government leader, whose exploits included, “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,” was attacked by a group of senators. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.
- “Et Tu Brute? Then Caesar Falls” is a finding, though not necessarily a fact. The Latin phrase (pronounced [ɛt ˈtuː ˈbruːtɛ]) translates, "and you, Brutus?" The key character in William Shakespeare's reality-based play is Julius Caesar. He utters these dying words in Act III, scene 1, as he is being stabbed to death, having recognized his friend and protégé, Brutus, as one of the assassins. There is however no evidence that the historic Caesar spoke these words.
- On a chronological timeline between 44 BC and 1 AD, independent lands surrounding the Mediterranean were steadily brought under Roman control, being ruled either directly under governors or through puppet kings appointed by Rome. The Roman state itself was plunged into civil war several times, finally resulting in the marginalization of its 500-year-old republic and the embodiment of total state power in a single man—the emperor.
- Jesus of Nazareth, reportedly born, King of the Jews, only begotten Son of God, and a carpenter, grew up to become an itinerant preacher at the age of 30. Eye witness accounts confirm that He drew thousands of followers in the relatively small area where he preached.
- With around 2.4 billion adherents, split into three main branches of Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox, Christianity is estimated to be the world's largest religion. The Christian share of the world's population has stood at around 33% for the last hundred years, which says that one in three persons on earth are Christians.
- In the United States, the percentage of Christians in the Catholic Church and Orthodoxy continue to decline, while Protestants and other Christians are on the rise.
- Popular Protestantism is one of the fastest growing religious categories in the world. However, political polling reflects a community of faith divided by race and fear that the majority will become economically marginalized.
- The political movement #MEGA promotes a pattern of behavior described by Jesus as “A House Divided.” In Mark 23, Jesus called them together and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand.
- Seven last words from the cross, attributed to Jesus the Christ, reflect an historic pattern for completeness or wholeness. #TheLift, evidenced in John 8:28 (NIV), foretells an event or state not yet experienced. “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then, you will know that I am He and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.”