Friday, May 11, 2018
Biblical signs of the end of this age arrived deceptively, but today are shouted from headlines. That “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase” (Dan. 12:4) at the onset of the 20th century was a clarion call from God, was largely lost to pride. It was then that knowledge increased exponentially, and its unrepentant pride spawned massive wars and destruction. Yet, many, even Christians, exchanged the technological, economic, social and health benefits of knowledge for God’s warning. But the beginning of the end was at work. Then came Israel.
Long before the 20th century, Satan created the false church of Roman Catholicism who God called “the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication” (Rev. 17:1–2). John, the revelator, “saw the woman, [the false church] drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus” (Rev. 17:6). This is critical to understand.
Today, history teaches us that there’s no entity on earth that has murdered more true Christians than the false church of Roman Catholicism. For centuries, hatred of Christians refusing to bow the knee to the popes seethed from the Vatican. And in 1534 the Jesuit Order of Catholicism was formed, the militant arm of the Vatican that murdered millions who would not bow the knee to the papal throne. Today, the first-ever Jesuit pope is Pope Francis, the head of that false church!
To the great anger of national Jews, Pope Francis made a June 2015 covenant with Palestine, recognizing its statehood, https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/world/middleeast/vatican-to-recognize-palestinian-state-in-new-treaty.html and https://www.timesofisrael.com/vatican-signs-treaty-recognizing-state-of-palestine/ The Jews of Israel, and in fact the whole world, now await Pope Francis’ reciprocal Treaty with Israel to balance the scales of justice. When he does, it will likely be the fulfillment of “a covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27) that begins the tribulation.
“Then he [Antichrist] shall confirm a covenant with many for one week: [meaning seven years] but in the middle of the week [meaning forty-two months later] he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering” (Dan. 9:27), meaning Antichrist will stop the renewed sacrifices of Judaism’s Old Covenant being practiced in the rebuilt Jewish Temple in Israel, and demand worship of himself.
Since Israel’s rebirth in 1948 the Vatican has portrayed a kinder and gentler, but yet beguiling papal throne in order to gain global religious control. Since his conclave election, Pope Francis has masterfully busied himself doing just that – uniting Christians and other religions to himself, including Islam and Judaism, deceiving the masses on the guise of religious unity – that is, false religious unity. He has successfully endeared himself to millions of non-discerning Christians and leaders of other religions. The race to the end is now on. Largely, Christianity is no longer exclusive, and is even made to appear worse than other religions. Pope Francis has conquered.
Last week I shared this highly relevant 4/25/2018 headline by Charisma News: “Pope Invites Leaders of All Christian Denominations in the Mideast to Peace Summit – The Vatican said the encounter would be an ‘ecumenical meeting for peace’ where the religious leaders would discuss ‘the dramatic situation of the Middle East that afflicts so many brothers and sisters in the faith”.
Understand that Pope Francis has united the world, in fact, conquered world religions to be one under his rule. John said “And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer” (Rev. 6:2). This rider has a bow, but no arrows, indicating a non-militant conqueror. Pope Francis has, non-militantly, conquered world religions, preparing for a global Vatican-rule during the seven-year tribulation.
Several months ago I provided links to articles that prove the power of Pope Francis to unite Catholicism and Christianity. The number of high profile pastors and leaders deceived by Pope Francis is astonishing, when, upon their visit to the Vatican were given computer thumb drives of a spiritual message of unity delivered by Pope Francis and then replayed for those pastors’ congregations. This is prophetically amazing. Many have now exchanged the truth for a lie.
The race to the end has indeed begun, and my prayer for you and your loved ones is that you are prepared in the truths of Christ Jesus. The meeting “of all Christian denominations in the Middle East” with Pope Francis is scheduled for July 7, 2018, according to Charisma News 4/25/2018.
The need for a peace covenant is the imminent war footing on which Israel and Iran now find themselves. This 5/3/2018 headline by Bloomberg.com says it well: “Israel and Iran on Path to War as Mideast Tinderbox Awaits Spark – There’s a growing risk that one is about to break out in Syria, pitting Israel against Iran. The Islamic Republic’s forces are entrenching there, after joining the fight to prop up President Bashar al-Assad. The Jewish state, perceiving a direct threat on its border, is subjecting them to an escalating barrage of airstrikes”.
That conflict will escalate to the utter destruction of Damascus, Syria when it “will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap” (Isa. 17:1). An event such as this would cause nations of the whole world to demand a peace agreement. And, of course, Pope Francis will rise to meet the occasion. He would naturally have some opposition, but ultimately…“all the world marveled and followed the beast” (Rev. 13:3).
Increasingly, now, the true Christian is viewed as the obstacle to global peace and unity. In the eyes of the world Jesus is too exclusive saying “No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). The popes of Roman Catholicism have for centuries forced the belief that they hold the keys to eternal life. And today, that remains unchanged. And God said “That which has been [here, think Vatican murders] is what will be” (Eccl. 1:9). It’s not so far off, but there’s time to prepare – to be part of “the freewoman” (Gal. 4:21–31) when at the middle of the tribulation, she “fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days” (Rev. 12:6). Therefore, “pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass” (Luke 21:36). The time is near.
Marlin J. Yoder