Covenant of Jesus
(The Following Excerpted from Quinn’s 11th Regiment, by Michael Ireland (pseudonym of Denise Bronsdon)
Quinn sat back in his chair and asked, “Where do people get the idea that before the end times a peace treaty signed by Israel will be broken?”
“They claim a peace treaty is indicated in Dan. 9:26-27, but they misinterpret or are deceived in to thinking that an Israeli peace treaty is implied.
Dan. 9:26-27, states: ‘And after sixty-two weeks Christ shall be slain: and the people that shall deny him shall not be his. And a people with their leader that shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be waste, and after the end of the war the appointed desolation. And He shall confirm the covenant with many, in one week: and in the half of the week the victim and the sacrifice shall fail: and there shall be in the temple the abomination of desolation: and the desolation shall continue even to the consummation, and to the end.”
These two verses of Daniel’s prophecy are an agreement between Jesus and His followers. The verses mean:
Christ preached for 62 weeks; he was arrested and killed;
‘The people that shall deny Him’ – were the Pharisees – they are not of Jesus’ lineage – they are Edomites.
‘A people with their leader shall come’ – they were General Titus and the Roman Legions who destroyed the Second Temple sanctuary and the city of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, 40 years after the Pharisees killed Jesus.
‘The appointed desolation’ refers to Malachias 1:4, when God said that he would throw down what Edom/Edomites said they shall build up – and refers to Ezra, the Edomite, convincing Cyrus the Great to let the Israelites rebuild Jerusalem, 538 BC. Thus, God sent the Roman Legions, who then destroyed everything that the Edomite, Ezra, said he wanted rebuilt. All was completely destroyed, and the Israelites left Jerusalem.
Jesus confirmed the covenant ‘with many,’ Matt. 26:28 – during the Last Supper, on Thursday, at sundown.
‘In one week,’ beginning on Sunday, the first day of Passover week – Jesus ‘confirmed the covenant ‘with many,’ as cited in numerous scriptural passages, depicting the mutual acceptance of the covenant/agreement by both Jesus and His followers:
John 12:1, ‘Jesus therefore, six days before the pasch (Passover), came to Bethania, where Lazarus had been dead, whom Jesus raised to life.’;
John 12:11, ‘Because many of the Jews, by reason of him (Lazarus), went away, and believed in Jesus.’;
John 12:12-13, ‘And on the next day, a great multitude that was come to the festival day…Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him….’;
John 12:19, ‘The Pharisees therefore said among themselves: Do you see that we prevail nothing? Behold, the whole world is gone after him.’;
John 12:20, ‘Now there were certain Gentiles among them, who came up to adore on the festival day.’;
John 12:26, Jesus said, ‘If any man minister to me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.’ (This is an element of the covenant/agreement that warrants that if you follow Jesus your soul will spend eternity in Heaven);
John 12:27, ‘Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour.’ (This is an element of the covenant/ agreement that Jesus would fulfill: Jesus would die for our sins);
John 15:17, Jesus said, ‘These things I command you, that you love one another.’ (This is the element of the covenant that worshippers must fulfill);
Matt 22:37-38, Jesus said, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.’ (This is the key element of the covenant/agreement – if an individual (Thou) fails to fulfill this specific element of the agreement – the agreement is broken);
John 12:28, Jesus said, ‘Father, glorify thy name. A voice therefore came from heaven…’;
John 12:29, ‘The multitude therefore that stood and heard, said that it thundered.’;
John 12:30-32, ‘Jesus answered, and said: This voice (from Heaven) came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.’
(This voice element of the covenant/agreement was the assurance/ warrantee of the Father; the element of ‘Now is the judgment of the world’ is the guarantee that Jesus/Michael the Archangel would remove Satan; ‘Now shall the prince (of darkness) of this world be cast out’ is the guarantee that Jesus will put Satan into the bottomless pit; ‘And I, if I be lifted up from the earth’ is an element of the covenant/agreement that is a teaching, a proviso, that one must be individually responsible for his actions and that no one should assume that they will be taken up to Heaven, ie, those of the bloodline of Adam and Eve.);
Matt. 28:19-20, Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.’
(This element of the covenant/agreement promises leadership to the followers of Jesus, a customer service, to teach them the commandments of God, and warns that any member of that leadership who does not obey: ‘baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost’ – will be reckoned with at the end of the affliction of the seed of David);
John 12:35-36, ‘Jesus therefore said to them (His followers): Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness, knoweth not whither he goeth. Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light.’
(This is an element of the covenant/agreement that stipulates that an individual follower must believe in Jesus to enter into Heaven, and thus, bloodline is irrelevant.);
John 18:39-40, Pilate said to the Chief Priest Caiphas, the Pharisees and Jews, ‘But you have a custom that I should release one unto you at the pasch (on Passover): will you, therefore, that I release unto you the king of the Jews? They cried they all again, saying: Not this man, but Barabbas….’
Daniel’s prophecy stated: ‘And in the half of the week the victim and the sacrifice shall fail’ – The use of ‘victim’ and ‘sacrifice’ denotes blood-letting, as when sacrificing a lamb, which is mandated as a reminder of God bringing the Israelites out of Egypt. Thus, the lamb sacrifice indicates Passover, which is in mid-week of Passover week, or in ‘the half of the week.’ Jesus was crucified on Passover – ‘in the half of the week’ – and failed, as in, He died. Resurrecting on Sunday makes Thursday the relative midpoint of the week, as opposed to the beginning or end of the week. In Daniel’s prophecy, Passover falling on mid-week indicates the year that Jesus was crucified – and the year that Jesus locked Satan into the bottomless pit.
According to U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department, Passover began on Thursday, April 6, A.D. 30, at 6PM, and ended on Friday, April 7, A.D. 30, at 6PM. (http://judaismvschristianity .com/Passover_dates.htm). The U.S. Naval Observatory chart indicates that the only other Thursday/Friday Passover was in A.D. 27. That would be too early for Jesus to die, since he was baptized in the 15th year of Roman Emperor Tiberias Caesar’s reign, Luke 3:1:22, which ran from August 19, A.D. 28 to August 18, A.D. 29. After His baptism Jesus began His ministry. And according to Dan 9:26, ‘And after sixty-two weeks Christ shall be slain…’ Therefore, Jesus preached for one year, two months, and two weeks. That means that He was baptized on or about January 15, A.D. 29, which is in the 15th year of Tiberias Caesar. April 7, A.D. 30 was also the day that ‘Passover and the Sabbath coincided,’ (Jim Bishop, The Day Christ Died, p 237 fn).
On Thursday, at 6PM, Passover supper, or the Last Supper, was eaten by Jesus and His Apostles.
At 3AM on Friday, April 7, A.D. 30, Jesus was arrested – tried by Annas, then Caiphas, and then Pilate. He was whipped simultaneously by two Roman soldiers using metal-pointed Flagrum whips. A Roman soldier pressed onto Jesus’ head a crown made of qundaul bush twigs with 1 ½ inch thorn spikes. The soldiers dressed Jesus in a breech clout, since Pilate allowed the Jewish custom of covering (Ibid.) the condemned. Barely able to hold Himself upright, a soldier placed a 30-pound timber on his shoulder. ‘This was the ‘crosspiece’; the upright part of the cross was always left standing at the place of execution and was used many times,’ (Ibid. at p 300) Followed by two thieves who had not been scourged, Jesus staggered as he followed the Roman soldier leading the small procession out of the City of David to ‘Golgotha,’ which means skull-like; Calvary is a Greek translation,’ (Ibid. at p 301 fn). The road from the arch of the prison grounds, to Golgotha ‘was almost exactly 1000 paces, about 3000 feet,’ (Ibid. at 301). The road, Via Dolorosa, was ‘hardly more than twelve feet wide, up a slight incline, then sharply down into the valley below. It was lined with houses and shops. Crowds argued loudly for guilt or innocence as the parade moved by. The legionaries moved the crowds back, and the soldier who led on the horse shouted continuously for the people to make way for the soldiers of Rome,’ (Ibid. at 302). So weakened by the pain from the scourging of metal points that ripped His flesh from His back and the thorns continuing to tear his scalp from his skull, rivulets of blood flowing down his head, Jesus fell under the weight of the crosspiece timber pressing heavily on His shoulder. Simon of Cyrene, a farmer, was ordered to carry the timber; Jesus continued to stagger up the ‘formidable hill leading to the Gennath Gate’ and out of the City of David. (Ibid.) As the procession passed the society of charitable women who cried in seeing Jesus in such pain, Jesus struggled say to them, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck,’ (Luke 23:28-29). Jesus was speaking of the Roman Legions destroying the Second Temple and the City of David, Jerusalem, 40 years later.
Many sons have died for the noble cause of fighting for their country, and fortunately, mothers are told when it is all over and her son is out of pain and at rest. But the Blessed Mother saw and heard the nails being driven into Her Son’s feet and wrists. She heard His cries of excruciating pain. Outnumbered and out-powered by the Roman soldiers, she could not stop them.
“The Phoenicians were the first to devise crucifixion. They had tried death by spear, by boiling in oil, impalement, stoning, strangulation, drowning, burning – and all had been found to be too quick. They wanted a means of punishing criminals slowly and inexorably, so man devised the cross. It was almost ideal, because in its original form it was as slow as it was painful (men often lived two and more days in the burning sun)…. A secondary consideration was nudity. This added to the shame of the evildoer and, at the same time, made him helpless before the thousands of insects of the air, while the carrion birds and the small animals held back until the crucified was dead. The Romans adopted the cross as a means of deterring crime… When the revolt of Spartacus was suppressed, six thousand men were crucified in a single day…later they abandoned spikes and ropes and drove nails through wrists and feet and found that, unless the victim was a tower of strength, he would expire within a few hours,’ (Ibid. at Jim Bishop, p 308).
John 19:30, ‘Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.’
Jesus died on Passover as it immediately preceded the Sabbath, which is a Friday, Luke 23:53-54: ‘And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre… And it was the day of the Parasceve, and the sabbath drew on...’
Parasceve was the preparation of three meals before 6PM on Friday, at which time the Sabbath began.
Jesus was crucified at noon, on Friday, on April 7, A.D. 30, and died at 3PM. He was laid in the tomb on Friday before 6PM. From Friday at 6PM to Saturday at 6PM is one Hebrew day. Saturday at 6PM to Sunday at 6PM is a second Hebrew Day. Sunday at 6PM to Monday at 6PM is the third Hebrew day. Sunday between 6PM to midnight is the morning of the third Hebrew Day. Thus, on April 9, A.D. 30, Jesus was resurrected from the dead. John 20:1, ‘And on the first day of the week (Sunday), Mary Magdalene cometh early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre; and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre.’ Thus, approximately, sometime between the hours of 10PM and midnight, on Sunday morning, April 9, A.D. 30, Jesus was resurrected from the dead. Luke 9:22, Jesus had said, ‘The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the ancients and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day rise again.’ Sunday, approximately 10PM-12PM, April 9, A.D. 30 – was the dark morning of the third Hebrew day.
Daniel’s prophecy then refers to the enthronement of Satan – ‘there shall be in the temple the abomination of desolation’ – The word abomination in Daniel’s time meant a false god, one that left desolation of the soul in his wake.
‘And the desolation shall continue even to the consummation, and to the end,’ which means that Satan will remain on the Throne of Peter to the completion of God’s punishment of the seed of David – when Jesus returns. Rev. 20:9-10: ‘And there came down fire from God out of heaven, and devoured them; and the devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast And the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.’
In other words, Quinn, there is nothing in Dan. 9:26-27 that indicates that any treaty is to be signed by Israel – that’s just not going to happen. In the meantime, thinking that they will have time to live foolishly until they hear that a treaty is about to be signed by Israel, people won’t repent of their sins, won’t prepare their souls for judgment by Jesus; they will be caught by surprise. Perhaps, end up being cast into the pool of fire and brimstone.”
Having no further questions, Quinn nodded, “Thank you, sir, I really enjoyed our discussion. It helped me to put it all together.”
"Ok, Quinn," Eisenhower said as the two men stood up. “We won't be meeting here at the Pentagon, again. We meet in a different place each time, to keep the evil 11th dimensional spirits from finding us. And we don't put out a collective telepathic call; we call one to the other individual general and soldier, and we use code. You'll learn that as part of your training."
"Yes, sir," Quinn said.
Eisenhower paused a moment, looked down at the floor, “Son. There’s just one more thing that you should know – about me. I don’t want you to hear it from someone else and wonder why I didn’t tell you, now.”
Quinn’s stomach fell. He had already decided to follow Eisenhower’s orders, he didn’t want to hear something now that would cause him to doubt his decision – what he and the country was about to take on was far too important to question any aspect of the mission.
“Sir,” Quinn said.
“It’s about December 16, 1959 and Pope John XXIII’s letter to the Archbishop of Turin, the letter that points to the one place on earth that houses the image of Jesus Christ – on the Shroud – which has been in Turin since 1578 – except for the ten years it was hidden in the Abbey of Montevergine by the Benedictine monks, to keep Hitler from getting his hands on it. It was returned specifically to Archbishop Fossati in 1946.”
Eisenhower sighed, “Pope John XXIII’s letter to Fossati was sent on December 16, 1959. That was ten days after I had visited John XXIII at the Vatican. I was the only U.S. President that had met with John. It was December 6, 1959. My mission was to try to convince John XXIII not to go through with the convening of Vatican II. I told him of the FBI reports that had exposed his Communism and membership in the Freemasons.”
Quinn was rigid on his feet, bracing himself for what he had expected to hear that he had already questioned the night before. Was Eisenhower one of God’s witnesses?