We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. – Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin, known by his contemporaries as “The First American” toppled over Monday. On May 16th, Boston’s first and oldest portrait statue was blown over by a wind gust for the first time since it was first erected 160 years ago. This took place 49 days before July 4th, 2016, 50 days inclusive.
Franklin was a renaissance man in every sense of the word, inventing devices that would transform the world before the age social justice warriors begin their careers as a protester.
You often hear, “the founding fathers would roll over in their graves” but in this case “the first American was knocked down”. Among the litany of metaphors recently we have yet another and you can bet many more to follow. When we probe deeper into the days between dates, how this connects to Philadelphia and the Pope’s visit along with the book of Revelation, I think you will appreciate the significance behind this peculiar first ever wind gust toppling of BF.
Boston wasn’t close to being the windiest place in New England over the past few days, but conditions Sunday were still blustery enough to knock over the Ben Franklin statue, which has stood in front of Boston’s Old City Hall for more than 150 years.
The bronze statue was placed on the original site of Boston Latin (which Franklin attended before dropping out) in 1856. It’s the city’s oldest — and first — portrait statue, and until Sunday, no one thought it would fall.
On Sunday, a tent in nearby courtyard was caught in a gust of wind, blowing into the statue — which wasn’t secured to the base — and knocking it the ground, McDonnell said.
“The statue was installed before the building was ever built. There’s no indication that it was ever attached to the base,” McDonnell said. “We also have no record of it ever falling over.”https://www.boston.com
Pride goes before a fall. BF – Before Fall, Ben Franklin fell. The first American has fallen in the last days.
We will take a look at the numbers which not surprisingly connect us back to what we covered previously regarding Philadelphia. I’d like to restate the approach for those who are new to perceiving reality in this light. Undoubtedly, with every post some individuals fail to connect with the larger narrative behind world events. They hold to a misguided belief that God only speaks through the Bible and the Bible can only be applied on a linear or literal plane. God speaks through everything and the Bible has innumerable layers all of which affirm its depth and none of which conflict with its primary application.
The Church of Philadelphia was a specific church in history, is a spiritual church in the present and was a period of church history. It was, it is and it will be.
For the Church of Philadelphia, those who endure will be made a pillar in the temple of God. The true body of Christ, represented within each of the historical churches, church ages and spiritual churches presently on earth will forever be with the Lord. The forerunners of the church who have slept in the dust will be united with those presently alive forevermore.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8
May 16 was…
120 days from what would have been his 310th birthday
120 in the Bible is a divine period of waiting. The number of Jubilees from Creation to the End of the Age is 120. (50 Creation – Exodus, 70 Exodus – Present)
113,333 days from Ben Franklin’s birth (310 years)
The statue blew over .1 miles (straight line distance) or .4 miles drive from Franklin’s birthplace.
Ben Franklin was born on Milk Street. The time for milk drinking has long passed. Spiritual infants cannot discern deeper truths, for they are stuck in the flesh. Jealousy, arguments, pride and the proclivities we all have in our flesh blind us from understanding spiritual truths. The depth of God’s word and how it relates to the ever increasing prophetic realities of our time is extraordinary. Sadly, many are watching themselves drink milk in the mirror rather than searching out what God is doing.
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. 1 Corinthians 3:1-2
Franklin born January 17, 1706 – died April 17, 1790
17 – Complete victory and the day of the month the Ark came to rest and Jesus resurrected. I cover the #17 in more detail here.
- One of 17 children
- Born on the 17th
- Died on the 17th
- Born in the 1700s
- At age 17, Franklin ran away to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
# Of Days Franklin Lived Is The Last Verse To Church Of Philadelphia
Ben Franklin lived 30,760 days. The 30,760th verse in the Bible is
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 3:13
This is the last verse to the Church of Philadelphia, the city of America’s birth and Franklin’s death.
Revelation 3:13 is not only the last verse to the Church of Philadelphia but 3:13 connects directly to Pope Francis who visited Philadelphia 233 days prior to the statue blowing over.
3:13 – the Papacy of Pope Francis began on 3/13/13.
The evening following the statue collapse the Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA Lottery for only the 3rd time in franchise history. Again, pointing to chapter 3 of Revelation and the Church of Philadelphia. The last time they won the lottery they picked Allen Iverson first overall. He wore #3.
The only other first overall pick they had was Doug Collins in ’73, 23 years before Iverson in ’96. In both instances we have 23. Both in years between the only two first overall picks as well as the #23 when we add their jersey numbers. (Collins #20 and Iverson #3). Staying with Revelation 3, we have verse 20.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20.
Distance from Boston (Franklin’s birthplace) to Philadelphia is 310 miles.
310 miles – Revelation 3:10
Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
233 days from the 266th Pope visiting the “Church of Philadelphia”at Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Pope Francis hopes to invigorate Philadelphia Church in US visit
- Pope Visit Brings Excitement to Revived Philadelphia Church
- Pope visits Philadelphia, extols America’s founding ideals
Green Dragon, Rebellion #13
Philadelphia is where America was born and where Ben Franklin died. Boston is where Ben Franklin was born and the revolution would initially be conspired at the “Green Dragon Tavern” by the “Sons of Liberty”. This is how the Boston Pub came to be known as “The Headquarters of The American Revolution”. America was conceived in the belly of the dragon, the father of rebellion.
- 13 – The number of times “Dragon” appears in Revelation. As mentioned above, Revelation 3:13 the final verse to the Church of Philadelphia, is the 30,760th verse in scripture the same number of days Franklin lived.
- Pope Francis began his papacy on 3/13/13
- Boston to Philadelphia 310 miles
- Statue blows over in what would have been Franklins 310th year
- Philadelphia to Washington DC is 133 miles
America was conceived in the Green Dragon in Boston but physically birthed in Philadelphia. Franklin was physically birthed in Boston and died in Philadelphia. 133 miles, both the number for rebellion and the age of Jesus can be seen in one number. The once great nation established by the Most High and allowed to be birthed out of rebellion will die in rebellion. If you consider yourself a citizen of America above all else you are already dead.
Had I lived in the late 18th century I would’ve joined the cause. Many will have the opportunity in coming years to fight tyranny in what will be justifiable by any reasonable human standard but this does not change the universal truths. Those who live by the sword die by the sword. The nation that was born by the sword will die by the sword. This applies both to individuals and nations. Believers tend to turn everything into a salvation issue. I don’t see this that way at all. We did not choose Him, He chose us. To those who go out guns blazing and to those who roll over, His grace is not contingent on your views of tyranny.
Not coincidentally, it is in the 13th chapter of Romans we deal with the very issue of rebellion as it relates to governing authorities. On one hand, the founding fathers rebelled against authority but God used their rebellion to further His ends. Every human is born a rebel and even upon entering the new birth our flesh remains rebellious. There is no authority but that which God established. The ridiculous charlatans and degenerates running America are in place because we became a nation of degenerates.
Another way to look at it from an eschatological perspective. If we know that there is going to be a one world government what made anyone believe that America would be the sovereign sole world super power forever? There is a point where you say game over, everything is devolving exactly as it is supposed to. Your specific time and place of birth, for such a time as this was determined for you long ago by the same Creator who sets the boundaries of nations. The real question is, what is my role in the coming chaos? You have one, God doesn’t make mistakes.
Ben Franklin And Inventions
Writing to his friend, Joseph Priestley, Franklin said, “We may perhaps learn to deprive large Masses of their Gravity & give them absolute Levity, for the sake of easy Transport. Agriculture may diminish its Labour & double its Produce. All Diseases may by sure means be prevented or cured.” He hoped he might still witness these marvels, writing to a friend at the end of his life that, “I believe I shall, in some Shape or other, always exist.”
- Ben – In Hebrew the meaning of the name Benjamin is: Son of my right hand.
- Franklin – Derived from ‘francoleyn’ meaning a free born landowner.
Lightning rod – a metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or other tall structure to divert lightning harmlessly into the ground.
a person or thing that attracts a lot of criticism, especially in order to divert attention from more serious issues or to allow a more important public figure to appear blameless.
The Trump Tower in Chicago was fortunate to have this invention when lightning struck the same evening Trump won the primary in Illinois. Trump has lightning rods and is a lightning rod.
Ben Franklin along with the other founding fathers have become lightning rods for the progressive left. America was not founded by perfect men but it was certainly founded by more noble men than exist today. The spirit of revolution is alive and well, but rather than seeking independence the revolutionaries are demanding slavery.
The lightning rods are anyone who thinks America was once great and the ones who made America great. While we are on the founding fathers it is important to understand there is but One who sets all boundaries between nations and raises up kings.
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Acts 17:24-27
You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter. Psalm 74:17
He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away. Job 12:23
Bifocals – a pair of eyeglasses having lenses with two parts with different focal lengths.
Near sighted and far sighted. Suffering from only one of these conditions means that you either cannot see clearly what is right in front of you or you cannot see that which lies at a distance. One who is in need of bifocals is unable to see clearly either that which is close or that which is far away.
Corrective lenses aside we have become a nation that cannot see what lies ahead much less what is directly in front of them.
Jesus often spoke of those who have eyes but do not see. We have corrected physical vision with the help of “The First American” but we have never been more spiritually blind. The irony of it all is the veil between the spiritual and physical has never been more thin.
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ Luke 8:9-10
The patterns and symbols which reach through history in these modern events are very similar to parables. The intellect attempts to draw decisive conclusions at every turn, whereas the spirit dwells in the riddles. A God of mysteries who speaks through dreams and word pictures is giving us a treasure trove of seemingly innocuous events with which to draw out the deeper meaning.
It has become impossible for me to keep up with the prophetically significant world events. For every post I make there are at least 20 I don’t ever touch on and rest assured there are far more.
Bringing it Together
Though the foundations crumble (founding father), from the first American (Ben Franklin) to the last, I am God. I was there at your conception (Boston) and will remain until your death (Philadelphia). He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation 3:13). Do not be so near sighted that you do not see your Blessed Hope and be not so far sighted that you cannot see what I have placed before you (bifocals). You are a lightning rod (lightning rod), for the world hated Me, a servant is not greater than his Master. The Dragon (Green Dragon), the rebellious (13) one seeks to rob you of your crown. To the Church of Philadelphia, I am coming soon. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one may seize your crown (Revelation 3:11). The Son of My Right Hand (Benjamin) through Whom you have been born anew, has made you free (Franklin) indeed. The door I open no man shuts, the door I shut no man opens (Revelation 3:7).
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens. Revelation 3:7