2,069 years ago on January 10, 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River and launched a civil war. The event brought the phrase “crossing the Rubicon” into popular culture, meaning “past the point of no return.” Caesar was governor of Gaul – part of the Roman Republic that is now France and Belgium, when he conquered most of Western Europe. In 50 B.C., the Senate ended Caesar’s term and demanded that he disband his army and return to Rome. It was treason for a general to enter the Roman Republic accompanied by a standing army. The Rubicon River formed the border of the Roman Republic.
According to legend, Caesar was still undecided when he got to the river with his army. With the phrase “Alea iacta est” (“the die is cast”), he decided to cross. With Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon, the Roman Republic was thrown into civil war. Eventually, Caesar and his allies emerged as victors. As emperor, he decreased the power of the provinces, centralized power in Rome, eliminated much of the government’s debt, disbanded powerful guilds, and demanded that everyone revere him as part-deity.
Despite his legacy, Caesar’s reign as emperor was short. He crossed the Rubicon in 49 B.C., and was assassinated 5 years later.
He is, what he wanted to be. He is forever remembered as the ruler who started the 4th era according to the Book of Daniel.
This event changed everything about the world. It changed the way governments were ruled not once but also by his death, paving the way for Augustus to eventually step in and create a large democratic government, ordering the first registry over all the land as he was paranoid after what happened to Julius and had to know who everyone was and where they came from. This registry set the wheels in motion for Mary to get stuck in Bethlehem where there was no vacancy as everyone was coming to centralized cities to register, leaving her to find shelter in a manger to give birth to Jesus Christ.
Rome is still the center of the Catholic religion, and everyone memorializes Augustus and Julius as the months July and August were added to the AD calendar. This is why the following months have incorrect prefixes.
Original month positions.
Sept = 7
Oct = 8
Nov = 9
Dec = 10
It’s all connected.