The Third Period of 1,260 Years
Dec 23, 2009
Two days ago, it occurred to me that since there were two periods of 1,260 years that ended in 1789, perhaps there might be a third as well. There are, after all, two or THREE witnesses to establish all things.
It also occurred to me that the third cycle may define the parameters of the financial banking beast that arose from the earth in 1789 during the French Revolution. That naturally brought me to the year 2010, since we are currently coming near to the mother of all banking crises.
So I did the arithmetic and counted back 1,260 years to the year 750 A.D. In my Timetables of History, I found two very noteworthy events occurring in the two superpowers of the day (Islam and Christianity).
1. "Abbasids wipe out the Omayyids and obtain the Caliphate" (in the Islamic world)
2. "End of Merovingian line in France: Childeric III deposed; Pepin the Short chosen king."
The Omayyid dynsty had ruled the Islamic world from India to Spain. But Charles Martel had defeated them in the Battle of Tours in 732, and in the East they also had failed to conquer Constantinople. Discontent bred revolt, and the Omayyid family was nearly wiped out in 750.
The other story occurred in the Frankish Empire (now France), which had been ruled by the Merovingian dynasty. This dynasty of kings descended from Merovech (hence, "Merovingian"). In 493, Clovis, one of that dynasty, was converted to Catholicism through the influence of his wife. (According to Asimov's Chronology of the World, he converted to avoid her nagging.) At any rate, Pope Anastasius made a treaty with Clovis for mutual support and protection.
By 511 A.D., he had conquered virtually all of Gaul (now France), and is considered to be the founder of the Frankish Kingdom. But Clovis' conversion to Catholicism did not mean that he thought of himself subservient to Papal rule. Nor did his descendants entertain any such ideas. So there was conflict between them in the next century.
The Merovingian line became weak and ineffective, while the "Mayor of the Palace" (much like the Prime Ministers today) became powerful. The last Merovingian king was Childeric III, and he was finally deposed by Pepin the Short in 750. He founded a new dynasty of Frankish kings known as the Carolingians--so named after Pepin's father, Charles (Carolus) Martel.
The manner in which this occurred is of greatest importance to us, because it marked the point when the popes of Rome became "kingmakers." The sanitized story is told in the Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. VI, under "Franks," quoting from the 1909 version in my library:
"It can be understood, therefore, that in 751, Pepin and the Frankish nobles might well discuss the question as to whether he [Pepin] should assume the crown. The question had a moral side, namely, whether it was lawful to assume a title which seemed to belong to another. It was decided to appeal for a solution to the sovereign pontiff, recognized by all as the custodian and interpreter of the moral law. A Frankish embassy left for Rome and submitted the question to Pope Zachary. The latter's reply was given in the form of a declaration of principles admirably embodying the Catholic doctrine on this important point . . . it were better for him to be called king who holds the power than the one who remains (king in name) without the regal power. Reassured by this decision, Pepin hesitated no longer, and had himself proclaimed king at Soissons in 751. Childeric III was sent to end his days in a cloister. The nature of the authority with which Pepin was invested was emphasized for the first time among the Franks by the coronation ceremony, which imparted a religious nature to his power and imprinted upon him a sacred character."
More recent histories tell us that Childeric was overthrown in 750, and that Pepin's coronation occurred in 751. The final statement in the quotation above is a diplomatic way of asserting that Pepin's authority as king was derived from the Papacy "for the first time," and that this made him subservient to the Pope.
Thus, the Popes became kingmakers. Pepin's son, Charles (i.e., Charlemagne), was crowned personally by Pope Leo III in the year 800. This dynasty of Carolingians was the real beginning of the Holy Roman Empire that lasted a thousand years until 1806.
So here are the beginning points once again of the 1,260-year periods. . .
1. 33 A.D. the Church is empowered by the Holy Spirit in a coronation ceremony that is typed by the coronation of King Saul in OT times. It is a simple Church, based upon authority demonstrated by the Holy Spirit.
2. 529 A.D. Justinian enacts "orthodox Christian law" as the law of the Roman Empire. The Church has by this time changed definition from "the people, congregation" to the highly structured hierarchy of Church organization.
3. 750 A.D. Pope Zachary is given the power of kingmaker, and the result is the birth of the Holy Roman Empire.
The endpoints of these dates, 1260 years later saw first the papacy of a simple hermit named Peter. He took the name Celestine V and proclaimed a Jubilee on August 29, 1294, forgiving the sin of the world free of charge. He had no desire for wealth or power, and the cardinals, seeing their mistake, convinced him to resign before he had time to give away all the church money to the poor.
Celestine's bones were exposed in the L'Aquila earthquake in Italy on April 6, 2009, which foreshadowed our own Jubilee declaration on Sept. 29.
Secondly, Justinian's Codex in 529 began a second 1,260-year period ending with the French Revolution. This eclipsed the power of the "beast from the sea" (Rev. 13:1-10), and saw the rise of the "beast from the earth (Rev. 13:11-18). This was the financial beast of modern banking, which funded the French Revolution, established the Illuminati which infiltrated all existing organizations and eventually took their top positions of power.
These people were (and are) secret Luciferians, though outwardly they may be members of Islam, Judaism, Catholicism, or some other denomination.
The third 1,260-year period began in 750-51 and ends in 2010-11. It began with the Papacy being given political power as kingmaker. That power began to be eclipsed first by the French Revolution in 1789, when Rome's "firstborn son of the Church" was overthrown by the beast from the earth.
Out of that revolution came Napoleon, who took the Pope captive in 1798. But he had political ambitions of his own and believed that he needed a kingmaker to crown him as Emperor in 1804 just as the pope had crowned Charlemagne in 800. So he resurrected the papacy, whose deadly wound was then "healed" (Rev. 13:3). As a result, both "beasts" continued to function until the present time, though the second was more dominant.
We now seem to be coming to a climax of history. The year 2010-11 is the end of the cycle that is about kingmaking. The year 2010 is also the end of the 390-year period since 1620, and 390 has to do with "No King in Israel." Perhaps the question "Who is the true King?" will be decided in 2010-2011.
In the past 20 years the descendants of the Merovingians have begun to reassert their claim to the thrones of Europe. Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code is their primary advertisement, since their main claim to the throne is their "messianic lineage" from Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Laurence Gardner is their chief publicist with his books (all of which I have read).
It appears that all the claimants to the throne of the world are now presenting themselves. I wonder who will win.
Dr. Stephen Jones