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Some of you know that I am working as both a piano tuner, and also as a cleaner in a pub to help fill out the week, and involve myself in more strenuous daily activity. While I am cleaning I am currently doing a crash course on Who's Who.
Only I am doing the equivalent by means of Desert Island Discs. Where else is such a formidable record of people's potted lives to be found in their own words, coupled with very revealing portraits in the personal music they choose and love? I am not sure if this is available online to people overseas, but it is certainly available free now to all UK residents.
Why am I doing this?
Daniel Yordy really pinpointed a key for me about fiction in general, then the revelation of God IN A PERSON via their story.
So each episode I am listening to the movers and shakers and asking
- from where do they hail....who were their forebears?
- are there any common patterns emerging, especially among fellow musicians and artists?
- are there any traces or giveaways concerning Illuminati connections or references as to real history?
- are there any hidden aspects that are poohpoohed by figures such as Dawkins,Pratchett and other humanists that nevertheless keep emerging that are pointers to humans being primarily spirit in body casements.
Today I want to pull some details out of Zefirelli's life.
We begin in the natural. We are "sown " in the natural, we die as a seed, and are raised as spirits in the Earth now...long before our bodies fully respond to the resurrection. If you read Daniel Yordy you will find him pursuing the direction of Sam Fife which awakens the Body of Christ to believing for the full resurrection here and now of our bodies as did St Paul. I wouldn't give this house room apart from the fact that God spoke the self same thing out of my own mouth in a 1981 prophecy to Emsworth church in the very Tin Tabernacle that Smith Wigglesworth opened some 50 years beforehand.
The problem with religion is we try to work with the natural and make it more holy. Flesh and blood cannot be made more holy. We need a totally new Creation to form itself, birth itself out of our spirit man.
Galations 2:20 makes it quite clear that I HAVE DIED WITH CHRIST.
However Christian we were brought up, and I was, in the religion of Methodism, and Franklin Graham was as the son of Billy Graham. Franklin became a complete motorcycling rebel. His was totally the opposite image of his Dad. But he too was collared by a direct encounter with God and is now an evangelist.
My point with Zefirelli is that the details of his early life are excruciating.
Zeffirelli was born Gianfranco Zeffirelli, on 12 February 1923, in the outskirts of Florence, Italy. He was the result of an affair between Alaide Garosi, a fashion designer, and Ottorino Corsi, a wool and silk dealer. Since both were married, Alaide was unable to use her surname or Corsi's for her child. She came up with "Zeffiretti" which are the "little breezes" mentioned in Mozart's opera Così fan tutte, of which she was quite fond. However, it was misspelled in the register and became Zeffirelli. When he was six years old, his mother died and he subsequently grew up under the auspices of the English expatriate community and was particularly involved with the so-called Scorpioni, who inspired his semi-autobiographical 1999 film Tea with Mussolini. Wikipedia
His parents were both married to other people. But they found love with each other. It broke the rules. Italy regarded Franco as a non person. Friends urged his mother to abort him. Italy was Catholic, and in very few circumstances could you ever receive an annulment of marriage.
But love was happening.
Franco was a product of love but not morality.
This doesn't LOOK like a promising start. But what a crucible for God to birth an understanding of LOVE and HIS LOVE, when man's love fails?
Now can you begin to understand why his two religious films have touched so many? Brother Sun Sister Moon about Francis of Assissi, and Jesus of Nazareth. See Youtube clips.
The man who gave me an apprenticeship in pianos was a converted ex-policeman on Hayling Island called Geoff Vaughan. He was thoroughly converted through the Jesus of Nazareth film. While running his piano shop in the late seventies and early eighties, and rising from secondhand piano dealer out the back of his garage to one of the foremost agents for Bluthner pianos on the South Coast in less than 15 years....yes, while doing this, he bought and rented out all Zefirelli films on VHS. Anybody know how much early VHS films were? YUP...£60 - £100 each!!!!! Many many became Christians through this one man.
The crucible in which the seed is sown is offputtingly the very reverse of the end product. This is what throws people about the Kingdom of God. This is why Matthew 5 looks so bad. Blessed are those who are persecuted.......etc etc It's like a reverse manufacturing form for whatever you are pressing out and making.
Where you want an indentation, the form, (the negative image on the thing applying pressure) has a protuberance.
People are continually fooled.
Rahab the Prostitute, Ralph Harris has noted, while being installed by God BANG in Jesus actual lineage, got there by doing one thing, and it wasn't giving up prostitution...initially. IT WAS LYING by faith...as in telling a lie....not the other kind of lying on a bed with someone.
GOD is forming PASSION for Himself.
Amazingly, when you consider the pain that Catholicism caused him, Zefirelli offered his PR services to the Pope. In connection with this matter, he was quoted as saying "I am a Christian down to the depths of my spirit." Wikipedia
Many of the speakers on Desert Island Discs are very spiritual people, and you can't always tell how much their belief system is in line with what I would believe...but Zefirelli certainly comes over as one with incredibly deep insight as to how life really functions.
He made these observations too.
- Maria Callas was sucked dry, hoovered by her marriage to Onassis. She never recovered. In my mind I was making these links:
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Unless history includes Illuminati history it remains an elusive seemingly random series of events. In reality, very very little is random. It isn't random that as Zefirelli said about Onassis' relationship with Maria Callas...he used her...he hoovered her....he sucked the life out of her from which, a broken woman, she never recovered. This is all very understandable when you learn Onassis and Stavros his brother inlaw were/ are right in the centre of everything, which is why they were in with Prince Phillip, and why Stavros helps lead Bilderberg with Rockefeller. The reason we know so little about Phillip is HIS choice NOT OURS. As head of Freemasonry in the UK, Phillip is so far in the centre of everything he doesn't want you to know.
- He regards abortion as the worst crime on earth today because people are denying the right of existence to other human beings before they can even make any of their own decisions in the matter.