The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of Brazil Supermoonthe people be. – Genesis 49:10

This past July 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis had issued a formal law decree from the Vatican that was addressed to all the public officials of the Roman Curia around the world. In this letter, Pope Francis had said; “In our times, the common good is increasingly threatened by transnational organized crime, the improper use of the markets and of the economy, as well as by terrorism.

It is therefore necessary for the international community to adopt adequate legal instruments to prevent and counter criminal activities, by promoting international judicial cooperation on criminal matters. In ratifying numerous international conventions in these areas, and acting also on behalf of Vatican City State, the Holy See has constantly maintained that such agreements are effective means to prevent criminal activities that threaten human dignity, the common good and peace.”

Pope Francis had ended the letter with, “I establish that this Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio will be promulgated by its publication in L’Osservatore Romano, entering into force on 1 September 2013.”


Not many people here in the West understand what this means. Nor do they comprehend the Pope’s role as the Vicar of Christ, who represents all the Christian countries around the world that are subject to the Laws of the Caesars. In this article, I will attempt to explain what the meaning and history is behind the Roman Curia…

The word Pope is derived, from what a child would call his father in Greek, ‘Pappas.’  Therefor, the Pope is the Father and Patriarch to the world’s largest world-wide Christian church, the Catholic Church with approximately 1.2 billion members. In addition to being the Father to 1.2 billion Christians around the world, the Pope is also considered the head Vicar of Christ as the traditional successor to Saint Peter, to whom Jesus gave the keys of Heaven and the powers of “binding and loosing.” The name Peter also means father and/or rock, and Jesus had named St. Peter the “rock” upon which the church would be built.

The term Binding and Loosing (Hebrew- “asar we-hittir”) holds a significant meaning and which is originally a Jewish phrase in Rabbinic Law ;

The power of binding and loosing was always claimed by the Pharisees. Under Queen Alexandra, the Pharisees, says Josephus (“B J.” i, 5, § 2), “became the administrators of all public affairs so as to be empowered to banish and readmit whom they pleased, as well as to loose and to bind.” This does not mean that, as the learned men, they merely decided what, according to the Law, was forbidden or allowed, but that they possessed and exercised the power of tying or untying a thing by the spell of their divine authority, just as they could, by the power vested in them, pronounce and revoke an anathema upon a person. The various schools had the power “to bind and to loose”; that is, to forbid and to permit (Ḥag. 3b); they could bind any day by declaring it a fast-day (Meg. Ta’an. xxii.; Ta’an. 12a; Yer. Ned. i. 36c, d). This power and authority, vested in the rabbinical body of each age or in the Sanhedrin (see Authority), received its ratification and final sanction from the celestial court of justice (Sifra, Emor, ix.; Mak. 23b).

Binding and loosing appears in the New Testament, in which the Universal Church was formed and consisting of both Jews and gentiles as believers in one body of Christ. In the governing of the Catholic Church, the Pope has been placed in charge of, since its formation with  judicial or juridical authority, such as in Matt. xviii. 19. Twice in the Gospel of Matthew we witness Jesus giving his followers the power to bind and loose. In one instance, he gives this authority to Peter uniquely (16:19), and in the other he confers it on the disciples. The text to Simon Peter in particular, when Simon is invested with the power to bind and loose by Christ. This serves as the scriptural and traditional foundation for the Catholic Church‘s conception of papal authority, stemming from such an investiture of St. Peter, since the Popes are the Successors of St. Peter. (Wikipedia)

The current Vicar of Christ and the man who holds the keys to heaven is Pope Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013, Last Supper Jacopo_Bassanosucceeding Benedict XVI. In the occult, the number 13 is both a lucky number and an unlucky number. The number 13 is significant, for in a court of law it represents 12 jurors and 1 judge which equals 13. This court would be akin to Jesus Christ’s last supper with 13  people around the table, counting Christ and the twelve apostles. When the country of America was founded, it had formed a total of “13 colonies” because it was created to help run the world and be the Tribe of Judah’s defacto police force, carrying out missions in behalf of the Tribe’s best interests.

Have you ever heard of the saying, “Once in a blue moon?”

This blue moon event occurs, when a year has 13 full moons and 13 moons instead of 12 posed problems for the monks in charge of the calendars. “This was considered a very unfortunate circumstance, especially by the monks who had charge of the calendar of thirteen months for that year, and it upset the regular arrangement of church festivals. For this reason thirteen came to be considered an unlucky number.” (Wikipedia)

This legal announcement by the Pope who is the 13th judge and Vicar of Christ, on behalf of the Roman Curia which occurred on March 13, 2013 and in a year with 13 moons, is one of the most significant events of our time.

Roman Curia


The Pope governs the Catholic Church through the Roman Curia. The Roman Curia consists of a complex of offices that administer church affairs at the highest level, including the Secretariat of State, nine Congregations, three Tribunals, eleven Pontifical Councils, and seven Pontifical Commissions. The Roman Curia, then, sometimes anglicized as the Court of Rome, as in the 1534 Act of Parliament that forbade appeals to it from England, is the Papal Court, and assists the Pope in carrying out his functions. The word ‘curia in medieval and later Latin usage means “court” in the sense of “royal court” rather than “court of law.” (Wikipedia)

In the etymology and history of the word, is where we find the true meaning of the Roman Curia. The etymology of the name Curia (kor-ee-uh or cu-rhea) I have found, is from the Greek word ‘kor,’ pronounced koros. The meaning of Kor is “unit of measurement or to measure”; this is where we would get the English word ‘court.’ They are the people who weigh and measure others or who we would call today, ‘judges.’

Therefor, the Roman Curia of the Vatican with the Pontifex Maximus is the “royal court” that judges over international public or royal officials who fall under their jurisdiction.  In a previous article, The History of Judges, I had explained the history of the judicial system under Greece and Rome; “The first judges of the current modern legal system come to us from Ancient Rome that were created in 492 B.C. However,  back then they weren’t called judges, but aediles (Jediles) who were the Roman magistrates and were either of plebeian or curule. A recent article I had written, Jedi Knights, connects the first true judge, King Solomon to this name Jedile. The name Jedi (Djedhi) is derived from the Hebrew (Phoenician) name Yedidya, or more commonly Jedidiah- meaning beloved of the Lord, friend of God. In the bible from Samuel xii. 24, we learn that the proper name of King Solomon was Jedidiah, and he was the builder of Solomon’s Temple.

In the time of Julius and Augustus Caesar, the Jediles had taken care of most everything in Rome and were in charge of all religious ceremonies, the temples and in particular, of Ceres. They were also in charge of the people, food, baths, porticoes, aqueducts (water), sewers, and roads of the city. They are who we call judges today, and some of the most powerful people in all Ancient Rome. They had the power to sentence people to jail, fines, death, and even banish people from Rome forever. Agrippa, who was a Jedile under Augustus had banished all jugglers and astrologers.

The local county and federal court judges simply rule over the “the people” such as you and I. However, all law is based on what King Lucius had said, “superior papal authority and dominion via maritime law, which is derived from the law of the Caesars.” King Lucius was the legendary 2nd-century King of the Britons traditionally credited with introducing Christianity into Britain.

In Roman Catholicism, a curia consists of a group of officials who assist in the governance of a particular Church. These curias range from the relatively simple diocesan curia, to the larger patriarchal curias, and to the Roman Curia, which is the central government of the Catholic Church. It is often made up of reactionaries who serve as a check to liberal reforms.

Other bodies, such as religious institutes, may also have curias. For example, the Legion of Mary has a rank called the Curia. It stands above the Praesidium, but below the Regia. The Curia is responsible for several Praesidia.

All of these have now very different functions from the Curia in Roman times, but they keep the name since they are historically descended from it. In other words, when the Roman Empire collapsed, many of the administrative functions previously done by the state where subsumed by the only solid institution left, which was the church.(Wikipedia)


The history of the name Roman of the Curia, may be connected to one of the world’s oldest priesthoods from the Holy Island of Crete who were called the Curetes (Kuretes, Kor’etes, Quiritis, Curetis, Curitas etc).  Hence, the Curete and the Curia are very similar words. Pliny had said the Cretans were called Curetes, and that their king was Philistides. Godfrey Higgins had written, “The Cretans are well-known and are mostly named along with the Philistines or Pallitini in the Bible: 2 Sam. viii, 18, xv. 18, xx. 23. Hence, the war-like tribe of the Philistines, or Sea People who came from the sea. Herodotus had said that the Curetes had come out of Phoenicia with their king, Cadmus (From the East). Strabo had written, that these are the names of the various groups known as the Curetes (Kuretes), Corybantes, Dactyls, Cabiri, and Telchines which are names that are often used interchangeably with one another.


They were also known as the first people of European civilization, the Minoans with their lawgiver king Minos on the island of Crete. It was on this same island where most all Greek legends had originated, such as the birth of the Father of Gods, Zeus who his mother Rhea had hid in a cave from his vengeful father Cronus and had placed the infant God in the care of the priests mentioned above, the Curetes. 1st century Jewish-Roman historian, Josephus Flavius in his book, “The Works of Flavius Josephus.” Joseph essentially calls them the Jud or Jews who are the Tribe of Judah or the Judeans (Idameans) of Mount Ida from the Holy Island of Crete. The same people who had helped form the beginning of the Roman Empire and who became Roman or Byzantine Catholics.


In the bible we find the Tribe of Judah was divinely appointed to lead the tribes (1:1-2; 20:18) and were also led by ad hoc leaders known as Judges (see the Book of Judges). Hence “superior papal authority and dominion is derived from the law of the Caesars,” which is today, the Roman Curia.

Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. – Matthew 22:21


1. High Church doctrines tested by the Scriptures, 4 lects  By James Muir McKerrow


Genesis-Judges  By Thomas Scott, Matthew Henry

The Lord chose David, of the tribe of Judah, to rule over his people; and made a covenant with him concerning the perpetuity of the kingdom in his family, which evidently prefigured the everlasting kingdom of Christ. Accordingly, David “and his son Solomon ruled over all Israel, with great prosperity and renown: Judah was praised and had in honor; and had their full accomplishment. The tribe of Benjamin and that of Levi, with numbers from the other tribes, united themselves to Judah, from whom the whole kingdom was called Judah, and the land distinguished as the land of Judah.

Wesley’s Notes for Genesis 49:10

49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah till Shiloh come – Jacob here foretels, (1.) That the sceptre should come into the tribe of Judah, which was fulfilled in David, on whose family the crown was entailed. (2.) That Shiloh should be of this tribe; that seed in whom the earth should be blessed. That peaceable prosperous one, or, the Saviour, so others translate it, shall come of Judah. (3.) That the sceptre should continue in that tribe, till the coming of the Messiah, in whom as the king of the church, and the great High – priest, it was fit that both the priesthood and the royalty should determine. Till the captivity, all along from David’s time, the sceptre was in Judah, and from thence governors of that tribe, or of the Levites that adhered to it, which was equivalent; till Judea became a province of the Roman empire just at the time of our Saviour’s birth, and was at that time taxed as one of the provinces, #Luke 2:1|, and at the time of his death the Jews expressly owned, We have no king but Caesar.

Hence it is undeniably inferred against the Jews, that our Lord Jesus is be that should come, and we are to look for no other, for he came exactly at the time appointed. (4.) That it should be a fruitful tribe, especially that it should abound with milk and wine, #Gen 49:11|,12, vines so common, and so strong, that they should tye their asses to them, and so fruitful, that they should load their asses from them; wine as plentiful as water, so that the men of that tribe should be very healthful and lively, their eyes brisk and sparkling, their teeth white. Much of that which is here said concerning Judah is to be applied to our Lord Jesus. He is the ruler of all his Father’s children, and the conqueror of all his Father’s enemies, and he it is that is the praise of all the saints. He is the lion of the tribe of Judah, as he is called with reference to this, #Rev 5:5|, who having spoiled principalities and powers, went up a conqueror, and couched so as none can stir him up when he sat down on the right hand of the Father.

To him belongs the sceptre, he is the lawgiver, and to him shall the gathering of the people be, as the desire of all nations, #Hag 2:7|, who being lifted up from the earth should draw all men unto him, #John 12:32|, and in whom the children of God that are scattered abroad should meet as the centre of their unity, #John 11:52|. In him there is plenty of all that which is nourishing and refreshing to the soul, and which maintains and cheers the divine life in it; in him we may have wine and milk, the riches of Judah’s tribe, without money, and without price, #Isa 55:1|.

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