Pope John Paul II proclaimed the year 2000 as a "fullness of time" and a Jubilee year. Now let me speculate on one meaning of the triple 7's. The Jewish Shemitah year was from Sep 30 2000- Sep 17 2001. The first of the triple 7 years began in September 2001.
From 2001-2008 (Sep 2001-Sep 2008) was the period of the first seven years represented by the first tag on the number/letter Zayin (which is the number 7). This was a time of lesser tribulation of warning preceded by the destruction of the Twin Towers in September 11 2001- a warning to America and Europe. This period ended with a crash in the markets and the rise of Obama.
This was followed by the second period of seven years from 2009-2015 (Sep 2008-Sep 2015) which is a time of preparation for the Great Tribulation. This is represented by the second tag. This saw the rise of a resurgent Russia under Putin. Extreme Islamist terrorism will continue to grow and spread.
From 2016-2022 (Sep 2015-Sep 2022) may come the period of the Great Tribulation of our times culminating in the appearance of Christ as a Thief in the Night (the Intermediate Coming of Christ spiritually through Eucharistic manifestations) in this fifth era of Sardis. The coming of the Messiah as a thief in the night refers to his hidden invisible coming not his glorious final coming in the flesh at the end of the World. One doesn't see a thief in the Night. This is represented by the third tag.
2016 may see the rise of the Great Monarch who is represented by the rider on the White Horse. He will be a new Arthur, Constantine, King St Louis and Charlemagne rolled into one. The letter Zayin is also seen as a crowned king or man and is also seen as a sword. The Great Monarch (called Henry by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich and others) is the Ephraimite Messiah who is Anointed for War in Jewish writings. The polo stick is also in the form of a zayin. He is traditionally identified with the messenger in Revelations 10. He is called a knight, warrior, prince and Duke in many prophecies. It is only later that he is crowned as Holy Emperor by the Pope. Blessed Bartholomew Holzhauser alludes to the fact that he will be the son of an assassinated English King. Certain old Irish prophecies state that he will have Red hair (Ruadh) and be a son of the King of Saxon (meaning the Anglo-Saxon or English Kings).
2017 may see the rise of the Russian Communist Leader which will lead Russia to attack Europe. This is represented by the rider on the Red Horse. Zayin also is associated with the penis and sexual intercourse. Europe and the West will be punished by red communism due to its advocacy of inordinate sexuality and the murder of the unborn.
2018 may see the rise of the Muslim Mahdi represented by the rider on the Black Horse during a time of Economic Collapse. He will prepare for the rider on the pale horse who may be the final antichrist figure of this era of Sardis who could rise to public power in 2019. His reign could end at the end of 2022 with the three days of darkness. After this will come the promised Philadelphian Era of Peace. Zayin can also represent 7000 which is the Sabbath Era of Peace. The Great Monarch will defeat the three other rulers with the support of the Pope.
Zayin is also associated with the concept of "returning light" (or chozer). This returning light is the manifestation of King Messiah and his Sabbath Queen which is associated with the light of the Divine Will as "the woman of valour is the crown of her husband". Rabbi Ginsburg writes: "..."Who is a good [literally, "kosher"] woman? She who does her husband’s will." Chassidut explains that the word "does" also means "rectifies," as said in the completion of the account of Creation (the seal of the seventh day, Shabbat): "that which God created to do"-- "to do" in the sense of "to rectify" (thus implying that God has given us the task to consummate the rectification of His Creation), as explained by the Sages. Thus the "kosher woman" is she who rectifies her husband’s will by elevating him to ever new awareness of previously superconscious realms of soul..."
These reflections occurred to me last night during my hours of Eucharistic Adoration. I also sensed that after nine days (after November 22) would begin a period of increasing tribulations for the next nine years until 2022. I hope I am wrong and seriously misguided.
Sounds like Our Lady is appearing as an Angelic Woman to our Protestant brothers and sisters to warn them of what is coming. see this.
Note: (August 31 2016) Today is the anniversary of Princess Diana's death and we have seen the rise to prominence of Prince Harry especially with the Invictus Games in the world's consciousness. However in Judaism there is also another prophetic cycle in which 2017 is a Jubilee year based on 50 years. In this cycle the prophetic Shemitah year as opposed to the agricultural Shemitah year would be from September 2015- October 2016. Thus the Jubilee year would start on the evening of October 2 2016 and go to September 20 2017. It is possible that the seven years of tribulation will start then and finish in October 2024 or it may be only the start of a new 21 year period in which the last 7 are the final tribulation years with the final Shemitah year September 2037-September 2038. This would fit with some old prophecies that alludes to the year 2038.There are other possibilities even though at this stage I still think the time scale 2016-2022 to be the correct one.