July 26, 2023
Secrets of the Sudarium of Oviedo: Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven
Please print out the Secrets of the Sudarium of Oviedo: Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven diagram that it is in my art section and refer to it when you read this writing.
In my last blog entry titled Secrets of the Bible: King Solomon's Palace of the Forest of Lebanon I revealed to you the hidden messages King Solomon's priests/architects left in the perimeter measurements of King Solomon's palace in the cubit, foot, and inch. The Sudarium of Oviedo also has hidden messages in it's perimeter measurements in the cubit, foot, and inch and I will reveal some of them in this writing, and more later.
What I am going to reveal to you about the Sudarium in this writing is NOT in any books, magazines, newspapers, on TV shows, nor the Internet.
The Sudarium of Oviedo, or Shroud of Oviedo, is a bloodstained piece of cloth measuring c. 84 x 53 cm (33L x 21W inches) kept in the Camara Santa of the Cathedral of San Salvador, Oviedo, Spain. The Sudarium (Latin for sweat cloth) is thought to be the cloth that was wrapped around the head of Jesus Christ after he died as described in John 20:6-7( Source: Wikipedia ).
" Then, Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen" (John 20:6-7).
The first message...
<< Jesus Christ >>
According to the gospel of Matthew Jesus Christ is the 42nd Generation from Abraham. " Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ "( Matthew 1:17- 14+14+14=42nd Generation ).
When you add up the the two 21" inch perimeter widths of the Sudarium together it equals 42" inches. The 42 inches matches Jesus Christ being the 42nd Generation from Abraham according to the gospel of Matthew ( Matthew 1:17 )( 42 inches=42nd Generation ). The Sudarium is saying, " Jesus Christ" and/or " This burial cloth ( Sudarium ) is Jesus Christ's ". This proves that the Sudarium is connected to Jesus Christ. It could be the one that is mentioned in John 20:7, or a likeness or icon of it.
Important Note: Before this writing there has been no evidence connecting the Sudarium directly to Jesus Christ.
The second message...
<< Kingdom of Heaven >>
The Sudarium is 33 inches in length. The 33 inches is saying to us, " kingdom of heaven ".
" kingdom of heaven " A phrase found only in the gospel of Matthew where it occurs " 33 times ". The kingdom of heaven in the preaching of Jesus Christ as recounted in the Gospels is the reign of God that he brings about through Jesus Christ, i.e....., the establishment of God's rule in the hearts and lives of his people, the overcoming of all forces of evil, the removal from the world of all the consequences of sin-including death and all that diminishes life-and the creation of a new order of righteousness and peace. The idea of God's kingdom is central to Jesus' teachings.
The third message...
<< Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near >>
" From that time on Jesus began to preach, ' Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near' " ( Matthew 4:17 ).
Both the " Jesus Christ " and " kingdom of heaven " messages are on the Sudarium and I believe the Sudarium is saying, " Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near ". It is a short but very powerful message from Jesus Christ in the gospel of Matthew. The Sudarium is telling us that Jesus Christ / the kingdom of heaven, and Judgement Day is near ( Revelation 22: 7-21). You must turn away from pride, anger, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, laziness ( all things sinful ) if you want to go to heaven.
This is the end of the messages from the Sudarium in this writing.
Somewhere back in time someone or people from the Catholic Church either created the Sudarium of Oviedo and cut it to it's 33" inch length x 21" inch width to leave messages in the perimeter measurements about Jesus Christ. Or someone or people cut the Sudarium from it's original dimensions when it was wrapped around Jesus Christ's head at his burial to it's current perimeter measurements to leave messages about him. I am not sure which it is. I am unable to determine if the Sudarium is a icon or the real thing.
[ Sources ]
1 All of the Bible scripture in this writing is from the New International Version Study Bible. By Zondervan Publishers.
2 The information about the kingdom of heaven and the 33 times it is mentioned in the gospel of Matthew can be found in the book The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible in the Naves Topical Bible Reference System section ( see "Kingdom of God, of Heaven"). Also in the Zondervan NIV Study Bible commentary bar for Matthew 3:2.