Super Bowl 2013, part 10
by our anonymous Really Good News reporter
Both teams in Super Bowl #47 (the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers) were playing for the coveted Lombardi Trophy, which is a Sterling Silver statue in the shape of a Vesica Pisces, representing the womb of all creation through which Christ appears, bringing redemption to all mankind. Silver always symbolizes redemption in Scripture. It is probably a safe bet at this point to think that most folks would see this trophy as merely a football and that would be understandable.
We hope you don’t mind if we ask another question at this point in the discussion. Do we really believe that our Father is behind every detail of everything, including the design of the Lombardi Trophy? If we do, then we will really smile at these two facts; the sterling silver Lombardi trophy is 22 inches high and weighs 7 pounds. Here is a link confirming the dimensions.
Based on our prior discussion, are these numbers a coincidence? Is this trophy really a symbol of Father’s infinite love?
San Francisco has a very famous street called Lombard Street. It is sometimes called the “crookedst” street in the world and with good reason. Anyone who has visited the city even once has probably seen this street since it is a very well known tourist attraction.
Is it possible that the words of Isaiah 45:2 (I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight:….) are going to take on new life as our Father has already gone before His 49ers to make their famous crooked street become straight, so that the words of Isaiah 45:3 can also be fulfilled? (And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel.)
Evidence is abounding that love is truly “in the air” as the Dove of Peace, aka, the Prince of Peace, comes in for a landing. When Jesus rose into the clouds on Ascension Day, the 40th day from His resurrection, He said that He would return in the same manner. This writer has long believed that His return is connected to football since Jesus will score a Touch Down when He returns to the Mount of O-lives in the 42nd generation from Father Abraham as referenced in first chapter of Matthew.
All of the Super Bowl events took place at the “mouth” (New Orleans/Nineveh) of the River of the Holy Spirit. The mouth is the endpoint of the river and that includes the River of Life that will flow from each of our hearts out of our mouths to set creation free. The “headwaters” or source of the River of Life is in our hearts. When our hearts are transformed into pure love, through each of our own “Katrinas,” then this love will manifest at the mouth or endpoint of this River. How perfect then that the modern name for the River of the Holy Spirit is spelled Mississip-pi.
We feel the need to interject a late breaking news story that occurred while we were in the process of writing about our own “Katrinas” taking place in the immediate days ahead. As we have already stated, this is a very necessary process in our Father’s preparation of His Christ Body to be completed and of course it is all a reflection of His love.
We weren’t expecting a “show and tell” quite so soon, but here is what happened. The Carnival Cruise ship named Triumph developed a fire in the engine room in the middle of its cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship had to eventually be pulled to dock in Mobile, Alabama after four days, during which the ship became a floating sewer because of the loss of power. We noticed that the media was comparing the conditions on the Triumph to Katrina!
When this writer realized that the ship was about to dock in Mobile (or as one good news reporter called it, Mo-bile) it occurred to me that the overall voyage must have been 7 days long. Why, because, Alabama was the 22nd (light) state to join the Union. Furthermore, Mobile Bay was originally called the Bay of the Holy Spirit on the original Spanish maps. Spanish explorers were sailing into the area of Mobile Bay as early as 1500, with the bay being marked on early maps as the Bahía del Espíritu Santo (Bay of the Holy Spirit).
The Triumph originally departed from Galveston, Texas on February 7th and reached port in Mobile on Valentine’s Day, seven days later. This was a crystal clear 22/7 (i.e., pi) connection of Father’s show and tell. How perfectly timed with our Super Bowl theme that the ship would “ascend” to the top of the Bay of the Holy Spirit on the one day of the year that is set aside as a special day to demonstrate our love for one another.
As if that weren’t enough, a double portion witness was provided in the combined passenger and crew list of 4,227 (candlestick/pi) people on board. We would ask, Who writes this stuff?—but we think most of our readers already know the answer to that question. The passengers did get to keep their bathrobes, which we are assuming to be all white.
http://pix11.com/news/stories/carnival-triumph-disaster/#axzz2LOWJcfb2 (Webpage is no longer available)
We could not have asked for a more perfect parallel to the New Orleans/Katrina symbolism. As an added thought, the stinky part of the ordeal was actually over a four day period, which is parallel to the four days in the grave for Lazarus. Recall that he had some serious B.O. when he was resurrected, while wrapped in the grave clothes of religion. We are happy that everyone returned safe and sound.
We have mentioned throughout this report that our Father said in the Old Testament that He would write a New Covenant in our hearts. If you haven’t already, now is a good time to examine the link on why #32 means covenant. We know that Jesus came to lay in the heart of the earth (Matt. 12:40) and that He is the fulfillment of the New Covenant in us. The Hebrew spelling for heart is comprised of two letters, lamed and beth, whose number values are 30+2=32. Together these letters mean “house of authority.”
The Bible says that the power of death and life is in the tongue. However, Jesus said that the source of such power was in the heart (Matt.12:34). Because the heart is the real “Pandora’s Box,” Jesus had to go right to the heart of the matter to correct the problem. It isn’t until He “stands up” on the third day, that the problem is dealt with in a whole new dimension. In John 21:4, Jesus was standing on the shore of Galilee on the morning of a new day. Since Galilee is a picture of the heart and we know that Jesus/Joshua/Yahshua stands up from the bottom of our heart, then we believe that He is standing up out of the dung pile of our idolatry. John 21:14 tells us that it was the “third time” (morning of the third day) our Lord was seen after His resurrection.
Between verses 4 and 14, Jesus tells the seven disciples to throw their “net” on the right side of the ship. Might this imply that they were previously fishing from the left side? The last verse of the Book of Jonah says that the residents of Nineveh didn’t know their right hand from their left hand. What does this mean? In Scripture we find that the left hand, or side, is associated with judgment, punishment, guilt, condemnation and death.
The right hand, or side, is associated with grace, mercy, freedom, and life. The love for the left side is conditional as set forth in the law given to Moses, while the love on the right side is unconditional, or agape. This is why every Bible, as it is opened, begins with the left hand of judgment, (Old Testament) which must precede the right hand of mercy and grace in the New Testament. This fulfills James 2:13, which says that mercy triumphs over judgment.
The disciples had been fishing all night, with no success. It wasn’t until the morning Son Light of the Third Day that they realized the Christ was now standing up “in them” and that the new application of the law was in mercy and grace. The law was never done away with, it was simply now to be administered from the “other side” of the Father. It was transferred from the left side to the right side. This is why Jesus ascended to sit at the “Right Hand” of the Father.
The results seemed almost instantaneous; a catch of 153 “great fishes” was brought in and unlike what occurred during Jesus’ earthly ministry, this time the net did not break. Something had changed. This story is told in the Gospel of John. John’s name means gracious, which is derived from the word grace. Grace has a value of 911 in the Greek spelling.
It would seem that the sign of Jonah is really the sign of the New Covenant; the evidence of the gracious and merciful application of our Heavenly Father’s fiery law in the mouth of the River of Life flowing from the Headwaters of the lake of fire in our hearts. This should result in a manifestation of His hot, burning love for His creation.
God’s new covenant, written in our hearts, is perfectly expressed as a double portion of love (16×2=32). And the mouth of the River of Life has 32 teeth; 16 on top and 16 on bottom, anchored by wisdom on the four corners of our earth.
This is a perfect match with the National Football League (NFL) which has a total of 32 teams. Each of the 2 conferences (American and National) is comprised of 16 teams. So, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to view the two Super Bowl contestants as the best of the 2 (16’s). This is truly a win-win scenario.
We will leave our readers with this final thought. When the space shuttle Columbia came down on February 1, 2003, it was on the 16th day of its mission, having been launched on the 16th day of the first month. It was 16 minutes from a Touch Down when the explosion occurred. We have already demonstrated the 10-year “Hezekiah factor” earlier in this Super Bowl exclusive report. Is something even greater being prophesied in these numbers? (To be continued…)
Editor’s Note: Our anonymous reporter will continue sharing prophetic insights in connection with football in the weeks ahead, but not immediately.
Before we close this report, however, I will take this opportunity to add a personal experience in connection with our Really Good News reporter’s point about the Left-Old Testament-judgment (condemnation) side versus the Right-New Testament-mercy and grace side.
This past weekend, I was in a small prayer group. As we were all sharing our praise reports and our prayer needs, one new member expressed his great displeasure with the current state of affairs in Washington, and requested that we curse them with imprecatory prayer. It was noted that cursing was “biblical” because David did it in the Psalms.
I sent our Father a micro-prayer in a microsecond seeking wisdom on how to handle such a request. My mouth opened and I began relating to the individual and to the prayer group that many years ago I had presented a series of Bible lectures (I think a four-part series) in which I made an in-depth study of imprecatory prayer.
In that series, I had come to the same conclusion that this individual had just expressed: that we are justified in cursing our enemies (or “God’s enemies,” if you wish to make that distinction). These studies went out around the country and internationally to those on my Tape Ministry (now the CD Ministry). Shortly thereafter, I withdrew them.
Because not long after that, the Lord led me to a greater understanding. The key to this understanding is that which our Really Good News reporter just elucidated; namely, the distinction in Scripture between the Left and the Right sides, etc. As I stated to the one requesting a cursing prayer that I would not participate in such a prayer, I went on to point out that yes, David had done just that on a number of occasions.
But we must remember that Jesus is the Greater David. David was imperfect. Obviously, we are not to follow David’s example in everything he did. But here is what Jesus said we are to do:
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
In other words, this was Jesus giving us the NT application of the law in mercy and grace. And then He proceeded to demonstrate it on the cross as He forgave His executioners. And Stephen, as he was being stoned by those who hated Christians, forgave them and prayed mercy on them (Acts7:59-60).
And of course, the model prayer from the Lord Jesus Himself tells us that if we do not forgive others, neither will we be forgiven (Matthew 6:14-15). I am ready to leave the OT side of cursing and condemnation behind, aren’t you?
So yes, while we may be very much opposed to the evil that emanates from government at any level, I suggest that we follow the example of the Greater David and bless them!