(ESTHER 3:7).

The last awesome vision in the Apocalypse is a symbolic description of the New Jerusalem and the number 12 appears 10 times:

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, "Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife." And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from Elohim, having the glory of Elohim: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb (Apocalypse 21: 8-14).The

The last words spoken by the Alpha and Omega was a warning not to change or add to his Word:

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any many shall add unto these things, Elohim shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book (Apocalypse 22:18).

Revelation from the Most High was finished when Saint John wrote these words, so any later additions are damnable, fraudulent, and spurious!

The Revolution got off to a very, very bad start when 13 British colonies came together to throw off the yoke of good King George III. There was no gold or silver in the 13 Colonies so the Revolution was financed from the vast wealth of India.

The New Jerusalem was founded on
July 4, 1776, in Independence Hall.

The vast wealth of India financed the American Revolution!!

The first flag adopted by Congress was the flag of the East India Company.

King George III was considered a "tyrant" became he was a devout Christian who did not commit adultery with other women!


The flag of the East India Company was
adopted by the Continental Congress.

George Washington ran for the Presidency unopposed in 1789, which is a sure way to win any election....Congress approved, and he signed the Flag Act of 1795.

The first official 15 stars and stripes
flag of the New Jerusalem

The first official flag of the New Jerusalem had 15 stars and stripes.

The new state of Vermont was added in 1791, and Kentucky in 1792.

In the Holy Bible, 13 is the number for the extermination of Israel, and 15 is the number for deliverance (Esther 9:18).


A replica of a rare 15 stripes flag.

There was no precedent for a republic covering such a vast area, and very few of the Founding Fathers expected the Republic to last very long. The first big test began with the War of 1812.

The rockets red glare. The shelling of
Fort Mc Henry in 1814.

On September 13, 1814, the British bombarded Fort McHenry for 24 hours.

"By the dawn's early light" on the following day, Francis Scott Key saw the huge Betsy Ross flag still flying defiantly over the fort.

This was when the New Jerusalem national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key.

The restored Betsy Ross flag that
flew over Fort McHenry.

The British campaign of conquest was very simple: capture New Orleans and then sail up the Mississippi and join with their forces in Canada. Indian tribes who were hostile to the new Republic could be easily persuaded to scalp any Americans who resisted the new masters of the Continent.

General Andrew Jackson was the
Hero of the Battle of New Orleans.

By December 12, 1814, a huge Britannia Inc., armada, under the command of Sir Alexander Cochrane, with more than 18,000 soldiers and sailors aboard had anchored in the Gulf of Mexico east of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne.

Only the New Jerusalem David stood in the way of Leviathan.


The 15 stripes flag flying defiantly at the
Battle of New Orleans.

Samuel Chester Reid was a "naval officer" and a privateer during the War of 1812. Together with a Congressman from New York named Peter Hercules Wendover (17681834) he changed the flag back to 13 stripes.

A portrait of Samuel Chester Reid

Spy Samuel Chester Reid was bitterly disappointed by the great victory of General Jackson at New Orleans.

He attributed the victory to the 15 stripes flag, so he decided to reduce it to the "unlucky" 13.

Reid was also alarmed by the expansion of the Union to 20 states.

The 20-star, 13 stripes flag as designed by
Samuel Chester Reid in 1818.

The change to the flag was made surreptitiously, and few noticed the missing 2 stripes until it was too late. Spies are despicable . . . and there is no "human" defense against them!

Since 1818, "Old Glory" has only 13 stripes.

From 1795 to 1818 the New Jerusalem flag had 15 stripes.

However, no divination could prevent the new nation from expanding from sea to shining sea (Psalm 72:2).


The flag on the Iwo Jima Monument
in Arlington, Virginia.

During the Civil War many brave soldiers carried "Old Glory" into battle, but it was not the 15 stripes flag that flew over General Jackson at New Orleans. That titanic struggle lasted 4 long bloody years, while the Battle of New Orleans was over in 3 hours!

The Prussians almost won the Great War or World War I....During World War II, Warlord Winston Churchill delayed General Patton for as long as possible in order to give Hitler time to develop the atomic bomb!

Haman's horoscope predicted that the 13th day was the "lucky" day for the holocaust!!

The incredible events recorded in the Book of Esther happened during the reign of Darius the Great. Darius the Great was succeeded by Xerxes, who led the vast Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC.

Haman the Agagite advanced himself to the second most powerful position in the vast Persian Empire. He was determined to destroy all the Jews, and he consulted his horoscope for 12 months to find the "lucky" day:

In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur (that is the horoscope), before Haman to determine the day and the month, until it fell on the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar (Esther 3:7).

Finally, after a year, his courtiers found the "lucky" day:

And the letters were sent by couriers into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their possessions (Esther 3:13).

Haman convinced Darius that their confiscated wealth could also be used to finance a military expedition against Greece.

Darius the Great (550 BC486 BC).
Reigned from 522 BC to 486 BC.

Darius the Great had a prime minister named Haman who was determined to destroy all the Jews in the Persian Empire.

Haman cast his horoscope for 12 months, and he found that the 13th day of the 12th month was the "lucky" day for the holocaust to begin.

Unknown to Haman, Queen Esther was a Jewess and she interceded with Darius for the life of her people.

Queen Esther Denouncing Haman,
artist Ernest Normand.

Even though Queen Esther interceded for the life of her people, the deadly decree could not be changed according to the law of the Medes and the Persians. However, the king countermanded that decree by issuing another decree permitting the Jews to bear arms and defend themselves:

By these letters the king permitted the Jews who were in every city to gather together and protect their lives, to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the forces of any people or province that would assault them, both little children and women, and to plunder their possessions (Esther 8:11).

That is the origin of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

On the 13th day of the 12th month all the Jews in the Persian Empire were as good as dead . . . but 3 days later deliverance came in a miraculous way:

But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness (Esther 9:18).

An annual festival called Purim was celebrated on the 15th day of the 12th month to commemorate this great deliverance from the planned Jewish holocaust.

Lightning striking St. Peter's Basilica
on February 12, 2013.

Pope Benedict XVI was forced to resign on February 12, 2013.

Pope Gregory XII was the last Pope to resign under the express condition that Pope Benedict XIII would also resign.

On March 13, 2013. Cardinal Mario Bergoglio replaced him as Pope Francis.

Francis was named after Hajji Francis of Assisi.

Pope at last, March 13, 2013.

Cardinal Bergoglio planned to succeed Pope John Paul II in 2005, but the British Queen Cleopatra delayed his plans until the "lucky" year of 2013.

The next "lucky" year for the Papacy is not until 2113, but Pope Francis will have departed for "Purgatory" a long, long time before then.

No matter how much time remains we have nothing to fear but fear itself because the Gates of Hades will not prevail against his Congregation:

Surely there is no sorcery against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel. According to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What Hath Elohim Wrought! (Numbers 23:23).

Vital Links


Bell, Augustus C. History of Andrew Jackson: Pioneer, Patriot, Soldier, Politician, President. in 2 volumes, Charles Schribner's Sons, New York, 1904.

Drez, Ronald J. The War of 1812: Conflict and Deception. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA, 2014.

Winston. Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2006.

Kitman, Marvin. The Making of the Prefident 1789: the Unauthorized Campaign Biography of George Washington. Grove Press, New York, 2007.


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