The Six Kowtows Are New and Old

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The ancient Chinese practice of kowtowing was applied to human emperors, elders, and superiors. Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus likewise prostrate. Now, the one true God of the Christians wants the genius of the kowtow position applied to Him! As Exodus puts it, referring to idols: “you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God” (20:5). And, as it says in the New Testament: “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve” (Matthew 4:10). Worshiping Him alone is the very first of the Ten Commandments. That is what The Six Kowtows are about: worshiping God, humbling oneself before Him, and surrendering to Him one’s life and intentions. In sum, if so much of the world has historically prostrated itself, it is time for us to apply this venerable practice to God Almighty! And that is just what He had in mind in giving The Six Kowtows to us in 2014.

 

To be sure, The Six Kowtows are a new revelation from heaven. As such, men will have to get acquainted with them. But, like anything, to outrightly reject them because they are new is an error. As Venerable Pope Pius XII taught, “[…] all moreover should abhor that intemperate zeal which imagines that whatever is new should for that very reason be opposed or suspected” (Encyclical Divino Afflante Spiritu).

 

The Six Kowtows are actually not entirely new. Their number – six – is unique, and their subject is new as applied to prostrations (God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, the Body and Blood of Jesus, the Five Holy Wounds, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary & for Her triumph). But the origin of The Six Kowtows is very old. Prostration to God goes back to the ancient Jews; it appears all over the Old Testament. Christian monks and nuns have practiced full prostration for many centuries. Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholics prostrate to this day in their liturgies. Prostrations appear every year in the Catholic service on Good Friday and whenever a bishop, priest, or deacon is ordained.

 

Prostration has also been in the religious orders in the Church. Carthusian monks and nuns prostrate, and the Poor Clare nuns are known to as well. Individual saints, likewise, have prostrated in their personal prayer over the last 2,000 years. St. Dominic, who lived from 1170 to 1221, felt that physical posture is very important to prayer. The famous “Nine Ways of Prayer” of St. Dominic highlight nine ways (including prostration) that he incorporated physical posture into his prayer. Recently, Pope St. John Paul was known to prostrate recurrently before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

The Six Kowtows are new, but, by God’s design, their true origin was in Fatima, Portugal. In 1916 the Angel of Fatima taught the visionaries to pray in the kowtow position (basically, being on one’s knees and bowing forward until one’s forehead touches the floor). The Angel and the children kowtowed in adoration of the Eucharist. In the words of Lucia of Fatima, “we remained for hours on end with our foreheads touching the ground.” He revealed some Eucharistic prayers and told them to “Pray thus” – that is, with the revealed prayers and the kowtow position. Regarding prostration, the children obeyed but the followers of Fatima did not. But God wants humanity to kowtow to Him, especially in these end times. The first request was ignored but the second will not be. Before her final vision in 1929, Sister Lucia of Fatima was kowtowing before the Blessed Sacrament while saying the Angel’s prayers. Even the two messengers’ names are the same. Thus, there is a direct connection between Fatima and Lucia Phan, who receives the messages related to The Six Kowtows (and the Blessed Sacrament).

 

As you can see, prostration is an ancient practice that God wants His children to continue to practice now. As things get worse and worse in the world and we do not have the control we are used to, men will naturally gravitate toward The Six Kowtows, begging God to help when no one else can. God always wins in the end. As Scripture says, “you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive” (Genesis 50:20). With The Six Kowtows, God is updating and “baptizing” the ancient practice of prostration; as Jesus said: “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Matthew 13:52). In The Six Kowtows, old and new, physical and spiritual, are beautifully brought together – truly, a marriage made in heaven!

 

 

 

Lucia Phan receives the messages via locutions. She is also able to record miraculous images of the Eucharist in the form of photos and videos on her smartphone. Jesus gives her messages as a Father who loves His children, and as the Teacher/Master. (This divine, fatherly love of Jesus is found in John 13:33, John 21:5, Matthew 23:37, and Mark 10:24.)

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