worship to sacred number!
The earliest reference I found to thirteen being unlucky or evil is from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (circa 1780 B.C.E.), where the thirteenth law is omitted although some translations contain a thirteenth law. The number 13 was always associated with bad luck. With similar folkloric aspects of the number 13 noted in various cultures around the world. Most stemming from pagan worship. I tried to find out the reason why and discovered that numbers 13 and 21 were significant to witches and occult numerology for numerous reasons. This is not the purpose of this post to detail it here. One can also do a search and come up with a lot of pagan and occult material in reference to the number.
However it is interesting to note that the fear of the number 13 is so prevalent it has been given its own name: Triskaidekaphobia (from Greek tris meaning "3," kai meaning "and," and deka meaning "10") fear of the number 13; it is a superstition and related to a specific fear of Friday the 13th.
The history of the modern fear of the number 13 likely originated in France in the 1300’s and was spread all over the world by French immigrants, who heard of the events in Paris concerning the banishment, arresting and outlawing of all Knights Templar on Friday the 13th of October, in the year 1307.
A three fold curse was given by the last grand knight, who was finally executed on Friday the 13th of March, 1314. As he died he cursed Pope Clemence V, the King of France, Philip IV, and the Prime Minister to the 13th generation. The Parisians thought that this prediction was also valid for them and therefore the fear for number 13 and Friday the 13th started to expand out over the world.
Another interesting connection in the occult concerns the Tarot Card. The 13th Tarot card is the card of Death and is pictured as a skeleton (the symbol of death) with a scythe reaping down men. This image later became known as “The Grim Reaper” I also discovered that the lluminati has also adopted 13 as a sacred number. Other references have to do with numerology and would take up to much space to detail it here.
I wish to briefly mention that over time as Christianity spread the knowledge of the black arts was thankfully forgotten but the fear of the number 13 stayed in man’s consciousness without them realizing why. Friday the 13th was considered an unlucky day because Friday was the day of the Lords death and there were thirteen participants at the Last Supper. Tradition states that Judas Iscariot the disciple, who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table.
With the resurgence of pagan religions witchcraft and satanic rituals in our culture. Heaven is telling us that God will have the the final say. Our Lord promised Peter "On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against her" It doesn't mean that there will not be an attempt they will but they will not prevail. He will turn the tables on Satan and his deceptive minions through the Woman Clothed in the Sun with the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of 12 stars.
I believe this is why that God choose to send his Mother on the 13th day of each month at Fatima. This event in Divine Providence of the Fatim a Message delivers a Message of hope. Our Lady will conquer the entire pagan Goddess Worship the devil spewed out when he realized God was going to use a Woman to defeat him. How about it the number 13 for 1 God in 3 divine persons? God will purify and reclaim number 13 as a sacred number through Our Lady of Fatima.
Let us also remeber that the star on Our Lady of Fatima's dress was a symbol identifying Our Lady as Esther in the book of Esther. This also has a significant message for our time in reflecting on what God is speaking to us in Divine providence in light of this book in the bible.
It was on the 13th day of the 12th month that the Jews were to be destroyed and Queen Esther was instrumental in having the King rescind the verdict saving the Jews from annihilation. I believe Our Lady will do this for us today if we join our prayers and fastings. She will intervene with God to prevent our destruction. The gates of Hell will not prevail.
As if to seal this message the last Fatima visionary was called home on the 13th day of February. It was not a coincidence the timing of the death of Lucia. This act of Divine providence is a Message from the finger of God writing on the wall in the providential events. Are we listening? Can we comprhend the writing on the wall and act while there is still time?
"Pray the Rosary everyday to obtain peace for the world" Our Lady at Fatima
Wear the brown Scapular as a sign of your consecration to her.
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary. Never was it known that anyone imploring your help and sought your intercession was left unaided.