Those plagues were bad, but they are nothing compared to what You are going to do in the very end. I am so glad I won’t be here to see it, I”ll be with You and Jesus.
Revelation 16 mentions Amargeddon, so tomorrow we’ll look at…
Revelation 16The Vials of God’s Wrath
1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
“Vial” – a vial is similar to a chemistry beaker, a cereal bowl or a goblet. Each angel dips his goblet into the vial of God’s wrath and casts it forth on the earth. Compare the first four vials (vv. 2-9) with the first four trumpets (8:7-12).
“Noisome and grievous sore” – cf. the boils and abscesses of the sixth Egyptian plague (Ex 9:9-11; see also Job 2:7-8, 13).
3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
“Given them blood to drink” – punishment is tailored to fit the crime (see Lk 12:42-48; Is 49:26)
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy Judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
“Fire” – often connected with judgment in Scripture (see Deut 28:22; 1 Cor 3:13; 2 Pet 3:7).
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
“They repented not” – in 11:13 the nations were dazzled into homage by the earthquake. Here they curse the name of God.
10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
“Seat of the beast” – cf. Satan’s throne in 2:13 “Throne” occurs 42 times in Revelation. The other 40 references are to the throne of God.
11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
“God of heaven” – used in Dan 2:44 of the sovereign God, who destroys the kingdom of the world and establishes His universal and eternal reign.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
“Kings of the east” – Evidently Parthian rulers (17:15-18:24), to be distinguished from the “kings of the earth” (v. 14), who wage the final war against Christ and the armies of heaven.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
“Frogs’ – Lev 11:10 classifies the frog as an unclean animal. The imagery suggests the deceptive propaganda that will, in the last days, lead people to accept and support that cause of evil.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
“Armageddon” – this probably stands for Har Mageddon, “the mountain of Megiddo”. Many see no specific geographical reference in the designation and take it to be a symbol of the final overthrow of evil by God.
However, the city of Megiddo strategically overlooks the Jezreel Valley where this final battle will be fought.
It takes its name from this city and the mound upon which it is built, thus providing the reader with a specific location for this conflict.
17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Scientists Link Ancient Plagues To Future Outbreaks
An international team of scientists has discovered that two of the world’s most devastating plagues — the plague of Justinian and the Black Death, each responsible for killing as many as half the people in Europe — were caused by distinct strains of the same pathogen, one that faded out on its own, the other leading to worldwide spread and re-emergence in the late 1800s.
These findings suggest a new strain of plague could emerge again in humans in the future.
“The research is both fascinating and perplexing, it generates new questions which need to be explored, for example why did this pandemic, which killed somewhere between 50 and 100 million people die out?”
The findings are dramatic because little has been known about the origins or cause of the Justinian Plague — which helped bring an end to the Roman Empire — and its relationship to the Black Death, some 800 years later.
Scientists hope this could lead to a better understanding of the dynamics of modern infectious disease, including a form of the plague that still kills thousands every year. The Plague of Justinian struck in the 6th century and is estimated to have killed between 30 and 50 million people — virtually half the world’s population as it spread across Asia, North Africa, Arabia and Europe.
The Black Death would strike some 800 years later with similar force, killing 50 million Europeans between just 1347 and 1351 alone.
Using sophisticated methods, researchers from many universities including McMaster Univ., Northern Arizona Univ. and the Univ. of Sydney, isolated miniscule DNA fragments from the 1,500-year-old teeth of two victims of the Justinian plague, buried in Bavaria, Germany. These are the oldest pathogen genomes obtained to date.
Using these short fragments, they reconstructed the genome of the oldest Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for the plague, and compared it to a database of genomes of more than a hundred contemporary strains.
The results are currently published in the online edition of The Lancet Infectious Disease. They show the strain responsible for the Justinian outbreak was an evolutionary “dead-end” and distinct from strains involved later in the Black Death and other plague pandemics that would follow.
The third pandemic, which spread from Hong Kong across the globe is likely a descendant of the Black Death strain and thus much more successful than the one responsible for the Justinian Plague.
“We know the bacterium Y. pestis has jumped from rodents into humans throughout history and rodent reservoirs of plague still exist today in many parts of the world.
If the Justinian plague could erupt in the human population, cause a massive pandemic, and then die out, it suggest it could happen again.
Fortunately we now have antibiotics that could be used to effectively treat plague, which lessens the chances of another large scale human pandemic”, says Dave Wagner.
The samples used in the latest research were taken from two victims of the Justinian plague, buried in a gravesite in a small cemetery in the German town of Aschheim.
Scientists believe the victims died in the latter stages of the epidemic when it had reached southern Bavaria, likely sometime between 541 and 543.
The skeletal remains yielded important clues and raised more questions. Researchers now believe the Justinian Y. pestis strain originated in Asia, not in Africa as originally thought. But they could not establish a “molecular clock” so its evolutionary time-scale remains elusive.
This suggests that earlier epidemics, such as the Plague of Athens (430 B.C.) and the Antonine Plague (165-180 A.D.), could also be separate, independent emergences of related Y. pestis strains into humans.
“The tick of the plague bacteria molecular clock is highly erratic. Determining why is an important goal for future research,” says Edward Holmes.
Our response to modern infectious diseases is a direct outcome of lessons learned from ancestral pandemics, say the researchers.
“This study raises intriguing questions about why a pathogen that was both so successful and so deadly died out. One testable possibility is that human populations evolved to become less susceptible,” says Holmes.
“Another possibility is that changes in the climate became less suitable for the plague bacterium to survive in the wild,” says Wagner.
…the Great Whore of Babylon. Who or what is the Great Whore of Babylon?
I don’t believe Jesus was married, or He would have told us. Like when He was on the cross He said,
“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!” (Jn 19:26).
God created marriage and it wasn’t for the purpose of having sex. Marriage is about love, Jesus did not marry any one person, He loves everybody.
Today marriage is abused and sex is overrated; rarely is love involved, but lust and lust leads to problems. A simple analogy is rotten food. If you eat rotten food your body will be infested with diseased bacteria equals illness and possibly death.
Speaking of death, scientists fear our future, so tomorrow we’ll look at…
The Seven Plagues
1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
15:1-8 – introduces the last of the three sevenfold series of judgments – the plagues, or vials of wrath.
2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
“Song of Moses” – see Ex 15; Deut 32. Ex 15:1-18 was sung on Sabbath evenings in the synagogue to celebrate Israel’s great deliverance from Egypt.
“Song of the lamb” – the risen Lord triumphed over His enemies in securing spiritual deliverance for His followers.
4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy Judgments are made manifest.
5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
“Tabernacle of the testimony” – the dwelling place of God during the wilderness wandering of the Israelites. It was so named because the ancient tent contained the two tables of the Testimony brought down from Mount Sinai (Ex 32:15; 38:21; Deut 10:5).
6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth forever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
Ancient Papyrus Say
Jesus Christ Was Married?
An ancient, business-card-sized papyrus fragment that appears to quote Jesus Christ discussing his wife is real, Harvard University announced Thursday.
The fragment caused international uproar when it was revealed by a Harvard historian in September 2012, with prominent academics and the Vatican swiftly deeming it a forgery.
Harvard officials said scientists both within and outside the university extensively tested the papyrus and carbon ink of the badly aged fragment, dubbed the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.”
The document, written in Coptic, a language of ancient Egyptian Christians, is made up of eight mostly legible dark lines on the front and six barely legible faded lines on the back.
The handwriting and grammar were also examined over the last year and a half to confirm its authenticity. Scientists have concluded the fragment dates back to at least the 6th to 9th centuries, and possibly as far back as the 4th century.
The document was never meant to prove Jesus was married, Harvard Divinity School professor Karen L. King emphasized Thursday. Instead, she argued, it’s meant to highlight that some early Christians may have believed Jesus was married.
The distinction is significant because debates over sexuality and marriage have dominated contemporary discussions about Christianity; the Catholic Church cites Jesus’ celibacy as one reason its priests must not have sex or marry.
“The main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus – a topic that was hotly debated in early Christianity as celibate virginity increasingly became highly valued,”
King, whose specialties include Coptic literature, Gnosticism and women in the Bible, said in a statement Thursday.
“This gospel fragment provides a reason to reconsider what we thought we knew by asking what the role claims of Jesus’ marital status played historically in early Christian controversies over marriage, celibacy, and family.”
The legible lines on the front of the artifact seem to form a broken conversation between Jesus and his disciples.
The fourth line of the text says,
“Jesus said to them, my wife.”
Line 5 says,
“…she will be able to be my disciple,”
while the line before the “wife” quote has Jesus saying,
“Mary is worthy of it”
and line 7 says,
“As for me, I dwell with her in order to …”
…the possibility that past plagues could be be duplicated today?
I don’t see how anyone cannot believe in You. Ancient man believed in You and we can’t dispute their existence especially since there is nothing we have today that we have not copied or made adjustments to.
Anywhere from electricity, computers, toilets and even beer was taught to us by Ancient man.
Some say that Jesus was married, but the Bible doesn’t say that. Tomorrow we’ll look at…
The Lamb on Mount Zion
1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
“Mount Sion” – in the Old Testament it was first the fortress of the pre-Israelite city of Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:7), captured by David and established as his capital.
Later it became a virtual synonym for Jerusalem. In Revelation, as in Heb 12:22-24, it is the heavenly Jerusalem, the eternal dwelling place of God and His people. It comes to the new earth in 21:2-3.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
“Not defiled with women” – this could be a symbolic description of believers who kept themselves from defiling relationships with the pagan world system, or it could signify that the 144,000 are only males.
“They are virgins” – this phrase could confirm the literal interpretation.
“Firstfruits” – the word is used figuratively in the New Testament for the first converts in an area (Rom 16:5) and the first to rise from the dead (1 Cor 15:20).
In Revelation believers are considered as a choice offering to God and the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
“Everlasting gospel” – the content of this “good news” is perhaps found in v. 7. Angels are given the task of preaching at this point.
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his Judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
“Babylon’ – Ancient Babylon in Mesopotamia was the political, commercial and religious center of a world empire. It was noted for its luxury and moral decadence.
The title “That great city” is taken from Dan 4:30. According to some, it is used in Revelation (e.g., here in 16:19, 17:5, 18:2, 10, 21) for Rome as the center of opposition to God and His people.
According to others, it represents the whole political and religious system of the world in general. According to still others, it is to be understood as literal Babylon – rebuilt and restored. Babylon’s fall is proclaimed in Is 21:9; Jer 51:8.
“Wine of the wrath of her fornication” – Here Babylon (Rome?) is pictured as a prostitute whose illicit relations are achieved by intoxication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
“Cup of his indignation” – in the Old Testament God’s wrath is commonly pictured as a cup of wine to be drunk. It is not the outworking of impersonal laws of retribution, but the response of a righteous God to those who refuse His love and grace.
“Fire and brimstone” – Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by a rain of fire and brimstone. Psalm 11:6 speaks of a similar fate for the wicked. The figure occurs elsewhere in the Old Testament and the Apocrypha.
It is used several times in the final chapters of Revelation (19:20, 20:10, 21:8).
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
“Torment…forever and ever” – Revelation offers no support for the doctrine of the annihilation of the wicked (also compare 19:20 with 20:10).
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
“Sickle” – the Israelite sickle used for cutting grain was normally a flint or iron blade attached to a curved shaft of wood or bone.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reaps: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
“Harvest of the earth” – symbolizes in a general way the coming judgment (see Matt 13:30, 40-42). Some interpreters think it refers to the ingathering of the righteous at the return of Christ.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
“Another angel…which had power over fire” – the angel of 8:3-5. Fire is commonly associated with judgment (see Matt; Lk 9:54; 2 Thess 1:7).
“Sharp sickle” – the context suggests (in contrast to the sickle of v. 14) the smaller grape-knife with which the farmer cut the clusters of grapes from the vine.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
“Great winepress” – a rock-hewn trough about eight feet square with a channel leading to a lower and small trough. Grapes were thrown into the upper vat and tramped with bare feet. The juice was collected in the lower vat.
At times mechanical pressure was added. The treading of grapes was a common Old Testament figure for the execution of divine wrath (see Is 63:3; Lam 1:15; Joel 3:13).
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
“Without the city” – Bloodshed would defile the city (see Joel 3:12-14; Zech 14:1-4; cf. Heb 13:12).
“A thousand and six hundred furlongs” – the approximate length of the Holy Land from north to south.
The Ability to See God
A patient came to my clinic in Saudi Arabia with a history of sudden and profound visual loss. I looked at the optic nerves in the back of his eyes, and they appeared chalky white. Such an appearance is typical for damage caused by drinking methanol.
In the culture in which I was working, it was forbidden to drink alcohol. Therefore, it was difficult for the average man on the street to find legal sources of alcohol. I questioned this man about drinking, and he steadfastly denied he had ingested any forbidden substances. The appearance of his optic nerves told a different story.
For about fifteen minutes I questioned him on different things he might have imbibed. Finally, he admitted he had taken a bottle of perfume, poured it into a cup, and drank the whole thing.
When he awoke the next morning, he noticed that his bedroom seemed dark. He asked his wife to open the windows so light could shine into the room. His vision was so bad he didn’t know there was daylight streaming into the room. He had irreversible blindness caused by drinking perfume containing methanol.
I have examined many patients who are blind from putting methanol into their body. No one can tell me it doesn’t matter what you put into your body.
I have also examined many people who have put toxic waste into their mind. They are now spiritually blind and have lost their ability to see God. No one can tell me it doesn’t matter what you put into your mind.
What you put into your mind affects your inner vision. When you spend years polluting your mind with toxic waste, you become spiritually blind and lose your ability to see God.
People act as if what they put into their mind doesn’t matter. They freely sample everything on the smorgasbord of life and fill their mind with garbage and toxic waste. One day they wake up and realize they can’t see God.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Jesus was talking about the Law of Spiritual Vision. What is this law?
The Law of Spiritual Vision states: “Only the pure in heart can see God.” The pure in heart have a special blessing. They have twenty-twenty spiritual vision, and they can see God at work in their life.
What you put into your heart and mind is vitally important because it determines your ability to see God at work in your world.
…ancient papyrus found that says Jesus Christ was married.
They say that everything in the world comes down to mathematics, so tomorrow we will look at the most popular and scary number the world knows…
The Woman and the Dragon
1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
“Upon her head a crown of twelve stars” – the only Biblical background for this vision is Gen 37:9-10. There Joseph sees the sun, moon, and 11 stars bowing down to him. Jacob suggests the obvious meaning as being that Joseph saw his father (Jacob, the sun), mother (Leah, the moon), and 11 brothers (11 stars) bowing down to him.
It seems that maybe John is here taking an Old Testament picture of Israel and projecting it into the future. This woman represents Israel in the tribulation.
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
“Cried…pained to be delivered” – this woman, Israel, gives birth to Jesus Christ the Messiah. It is unlikely that the woman represents the church because the church is pictured in Scripture as the “bride,” not the “mother” of Christ.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
“Red dragon” – identified in v. 9. Dragons abound in the mythology of ancient peoples (Leviathan in Canaanite lore and Set-Typhon, the red crocodile, in Egypt).
In the Old Testament they are normally used metaphorically to depict the enemies of God and of Israel.
“Seven heads” – symbolizing universal wisdom.
“Ten horns” – symbolizing great power.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
“Wilderness” – this is where Jesus told Israel to flee when the antichrist appeared (Matt 24:15). After 3½ years of the seven year tribulation, the antichrist will break his compact with Israel by desecrating the temple (see 2 Thess 2:3-4).
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
“Michael” – an archangel who defeats Satan in heavenly warfare. In Dan 12:1 he is the protector of Israel who will deliver her from tribulation in the last days.
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found anymore in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
“Dragon was cast out…into the earth” – not the original casting of Satan out of heaven, but apparently a change from being the prince of the power of the air to being confined to the earth, a further demotion – an explanation of his intense hostility against God’s people in the last days (vv 12-17).
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
“A time, and times, and half a time” – one year plus two years plus half a year. This is the last half of the tribulation period when Satan and the antichrist seek to destroy Israel, and in so doing attempt to nullify the fulfillment of God’s promises to them.
I feel it is my duty to let all non-believers (this includes the Liberal Christians, Mormons, Catholics, etc.) that these last 3½ years are going to be the most horrific of any time.
But I have good news for you too, once these years are over, you all get to go to hell for eternity and hang out with Obama, the Bush’s, Oprah, the Gates, and the like for eternity. And of course the devil will be there too for a while.
After the 1,000 years God’s going to give him a short furlough, and when that is over you all will go to the Lake of Fire forever. Sound exciting?
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
“Earth opened her mouth” – in Num 16:30-33 the earth opened and swallowed the Korah’s men.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
“Remnant of her seed” – these are saved Jews, but those who apparently were not able to flee into the wilderness.
This amount of Jews will be few compared to the amount of, as Jesus calls them, Jews that are of “the synagogue of Satan” (Rev 2:9).
“Testimony of Jesus” – the testimony that Jesus bore.
Roads that Lead to Hell
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands (Heb 1:10).
Nothing comes between GOD and the TRUTH! Because GOD IS TRUTH.
“The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved” (Ps 93:1).
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork” (Ps 19:1).
Don’t be a fool! Don’t think for one minute that this is something positive! Chakras are a planned demolition of the soul. How so? Because when you practice these “meditative” sessions, it opens your subconscious to demonic possession.
Not only that but many practices of the New Age are disguised as “healthy”. Mysticism in itself is dangerous practice and can allow many forms of attacks to take place.
I had never got involved in the world of mysticism because I thought it was nonsense – okay, I admit, I was too arrogant to realize that the mystical world is valid.
There is a lot of people that say they are mystics, but they are only con artists, such as the many psychics, healers, witches, etc.
Yet, there are some that are true and that is scary. It’s scary if your faith in Jesus Christ is not true. For example, as we talked about the other day,Liberal Christians, do not have faith in Jesus. They may say they do, but they don’t understand what faith in Jesus is.
If you are a true believer in Jesus Christ then there is nothing to fear. The first scripture I ever memorized (1983) was:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil 4:13).
It may appear that I’m getting off the subject here, but I’m not, I’m just taking a brief exist that will lead me back to the highway we are on.
First I want to explain why I only read the King James Version. All other versions that I have looked at has changed the “which” in the above scripture to “who.” That changes the entire meaning of that scripture.
As I understand it, if you believe “I can do all things through Christ ‘who’ strengthens me” then you basically believe that if you pray to Jesus to solve your problems He will, and he will, but your own strength has not changed one iota.
Yet, the original scripture, “I can do all things through Christ ‘which’ strengthens me” is all about your faith in Him. It is through that faith that you are able to conquer because you become strong.
As Jesus had said to His disciples:
“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
And Jesus said unto them,Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matt 17:19-20).
Now let’s go back to the scripture, if His disciples would say, “I can do all things through Christ ‘who’ strengthens me.” All that was strengthened was their ability to trust Him to solve the problem.
Yet, if their faith was stronger than they could have said, “ I can do all things through Christ ‘which’ strengthens me,” and they would solved the problem.
Just like when Peter asked Jesus to let him walk on the water, he did it but only for a moment because of His lack of faith.
God does not want us to be dependents in the sense that we can do nothing without Him. He wants us to trust Him fully and know that if we fully trust Him, then all will be well.
Jesus had absolute faith and there was nothing He could not do. He wants the same for us, but we won’t be Gods.
Satan had a lot of faith, the problem he had was that His faith was within himself due to greed and pride and if we go that route then we would end up in the same position that Satan is in –Is 14:3-19 and Eze 28:1-19.
So even though the world of mystics is the evil world owned and controlled by Satan it is nothing to fear IF you have faith in Jesus Christ. Not meaning that you can we are to venture in and challenge the devil, quite the contrary:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet 5:8).
As Paul had said:
“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Eph 6:11-13).
The freemasons is basically a fraternity and their goal is to do charitable work and that they do. Yet, the freemasons that are of the higher degrees become Illuminates, i.e., evil doers. And their primary goal is to create aOne World Order – this has been going on since theTower of Babel.
Not all freemasons are Illuminates, only those of the highest degree. For example, the founder of homeopathy, Christian Samuel Hahnemann, was a 33 degree Freemason.
Today, many people are taking up yoga techniques for physical exercise, and most don’t know the History of yoga. They believe there is nothing wrong with implementing this form of exercise into their daily regiment to promote a more healthy body.
However, the practice of yoga is much more than a system of physical exercise for health. Yoga is an ancient path to spiritual growth, and originates out of India where Induism is practiced. The practice and goal of yoga dates back to the Upanishads, written between 1000-5000 BC.
Yoga techniques originated with the goal of harmonizing one’s vibration which is a fancy way of stating opening your subconscious. Then, this entwines your soul/spirit with whatever energy/spirit comes.
This is a religious practice of the Hindu’s meant for the exact purpose of worshiping Hindu Gods. So who you’re connecting with is demons.
This is called opening the “Chakra”. This is a portal through which the Hindi spirits enter the human “temple” and this temple belongs to God. So, essentially, they are taking Gods place.
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Cor 3:16).
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor 6:19-20).
“And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (2 Cor 6:16).
The “Third Eye”
The “Third Eye” is a so-called awakening process. But actually this is a communication portal to use between yourself and God, no one else, and the demons know this.
There is no way to “heighten” the psychic ability. This is a play on words and in fact means, Communication with the Dead or familiar spirit. This is spoken of frequently in the Bible and is not condoned.
God warns us of such practices. But the New Agers put a spin on it and make it all cookies and ice cream.
“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God” (Lev 19:31).
“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among His people” (Lev 20:6).
“When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh His son or His daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do” (Deut 18:9-14).
The mere act of visiting a psychic prognosticator is sufficient to open satanic portals. In essence, it places your signature on a contract with the netherworld. When you peer into the darkness, it peers back!
God knew of this evil “Third Eye” before the Freemason did, and He knew Satan’s evil plot, that is why He said to Adam and Eve…
“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons” (Gen 3:1-7).
NOTE: The other day we talked about Shapeshifters and that fits into the above scriptures. At one time science-fiction and magic were fascinating to people, but they look a bit different when you realize that we live in a world of sci-fi and magic.
The EYE…opening of the eyes is enlightenment to the Freemasons. They use the “Third Eye” and the “All-Seeing Eye” (“Eye of Horus”) to symbolize this. And their motto is we can become Gods.
God is Omnipresent (is everywhere, all the time):
“Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD” (Jer 23:24).
Omniscient (aware of all things):
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Rom 8:29).
“Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me” (Jer32:27).
This encompasses everything we are not, but some want to be. As Satan had hoped to be like God, so do the Freemasons, but they will burn in hell with the devil.
The astral plane is a leash which can be broken. We are connected to Gog on a silver-cord. And when one takes this “trip” it allows this cord to become vulnerable to tampering.
The very fact that your enabling this trip is a step into the darkness. It is performed in your sleep, or a deep-meditative state, through which the “psychic” (Soul) separation of the mental body from the emotional/astral body via the silver cord takes place.
Witches use this technique to spy on people, namely on God’s people.
This is a fancy word for communication with the dead! It’s a collective term for altered states of consciousness/mind. It allows one to interact with the spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.
It brings these demons back into this dimension.
A shaman is a person who is experienced at these techniques. There are few left from generations ago but I actually believe these channelers are performing the same procedures, and just naming it differently.
This encounter or interaction is with what they believe to be benevolent and malevolent spirits but take my word for it…God does not allow His angels to interact with this type of activity! So, your just asking for trouble!!
These are demonic rituals which have been around for thousands of years with the same agenda….to enter into a trance state of a ritual to communicate with the dead!
The term means “to foresee, to be inspired by a God”. But, let’s get straight to the point here! There’s only on God. The others are frauds!
Divination is an attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic standardized process or ritual. No more, no less.
Fortune-telling is the exact same thing. It’s all witchcraft.
They proclaim to advertise enchantments, miraculous incantations, and charms for your love-life or visitations to your enemy, disclosure of buried treasure or lottery numbers, and succession to estates or riches…but it’s all divination by devils/demons. For the purpose to lure you in…and snatch your soul. Satan does not make promises he can keep.
This is also a part of the New Age, and this is what the book “The Secret” is all about.
This is practiced by the governments of the world on a routine basis now. This is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target by means of “extra-sensory perception” or “sensing with mind”.
The “Stargate” project was a $20 million dollar research project which the US government started in 1975 in order to gain potential military application of psychic phenomena. Truth is…they still do it!
This is nothing but witchcraft performed by witches. Satan gives powers like this to lure in victims.
One of the subjects was Ingo Swann. Pure warlock! He was a warlock, a male witch. He’s passed on now, and most likely not into the Light of God.
This is one of many forms of conscious-altering breathing techniques. It is a form of mediation which the New Age use to obtain alternate states of consciousness.
I remember as a youngster, the other kids would say, “Hey, have you heard about this breathing thing? It’s cool, you can go into a state of euphoria! It’s real weird!”
I tried it once and knew it was wrong! Not only that but it was killing kids. They were performing the techniques and not coming out of the altered state! Scared the heck out of me!
This is Satan’s way of enticing youngsters to try witchcraft. Nothing short of using numbers to find out your future when you were young! Your name was parallel with a number and this supposedly foretold your future.
These are but a few of the New Age-Old Age ritualistic techniques of communicating with the dead! It’s no joke and God does not laugh about it. It’s nothing short of witchcraft.
“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh His son or His daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do” (Deut 18:10-14).
As I had said, I have no experience in the above items or any others of the mystical world. I have met quite a few people that say they can do this and that, but I haven’t seen it.
I met a guy in prison who knew that I had been born again and one day he came up to me and we had very short conversation:
He said: “Hi, do you really believe all that about God?
I said: “Yes I do, and there is no other God.”
He said: “I’m a Wicca.”
I laughed and said: “I’m Caucasian.” And that was the end of our conversation.
I had a girlfriend years before I got right with God and she told me she could heal people by using crystals. I don’t know if she ever healed anyone, but if she did it wasn’t from any power within the crystal itself, that power came from the devil himself.
There is only one type of crystal that I have personally experienced and I know without a doubt has some serious power within itself, and that power is dangerous and overwhelming. White crystal, also known as The Big C or Snow, orCocaine.
I found the below video online and it is interesting and it doesn’t really have anything to do with the above article. It was created through the power of the satellites.
I’m unable to vouch for the information it wants to portray, but neither can I dismiss it as false. It makes you wonder if it is all true or not. Remember, God can do anything anywhere He chooses and whenever He wants.
The video is. It makes you wonder if it is all true or not. Remember, God can do anything anywhere He chooses and whenever He wants.
The video is 48 minutes. After the first 5 minutes I was about to toss it, assuming it was not worth my time to watch, but I watched for another 5 minutes, and it’s quite interesting.
Therefore, I say to watch it for 10 minutes and if you find it foolish or boring then stop because if you don’t find it interesting in that time you probably won’t later either.
The below information, or at least some of it, is 10 to 15 years old. Think back to 2000 and compare life then to today. The world continues to get worse and when Obama was president it really got bad. Thanks to President Trump things have gotten better. Yet, the Catholics has one of the worst, if not the worst Pope. Catholics and our Democrats are evil anyway, so things will continue to go down hill.
Yet, this is all good because the world has to get worse before Jesus returns (read Matt 24), and once he returns life will be fantastic for all believers for eternity.
Atheism is nothing new, it’s been here since the beginning of time. Yet, I have an idea that after Noah’s flood more-and-more people began to accept God, and especially when Jesus came many got right with God.
But today, as I had shown you the other day, atheism is back on the rise and, as the below article shows, they are starting to come out of the woodwork.
The best way to hurt another person is to destroy what they cherish the most. Satan despises Jesus Christ with a passion so he wants to destroy what He cherishes the most and that is us. Hard to believe, but true – He didn’t die for anyone or anything else, He did it for us.
The devil has many tools that he uses to create Atheists and the Catholics. With those that know very little about God the devil acts like a defense attorney, but he’s the prosecutor, i.e., he brings doubt of God’s existence to them.
The new born Christians aren’t so easy to convince, so he gives them high hopes of having a better life if he or she just wanders a bit from the correctpath, by providing false jewelry that looks like the real thing (like he did withEve) such as the New Age which we had discussed in the Book of Ezekiel and we explained it more in the Book of 1 Peter or “The Secret,” which we had talked about in theBook of 2 Corinthians.
He doesn’t tell them to stop being a Christian, the devil is not stupid, he just offers them a good deal, here he’s like a Used Car Salesman, and presto, the Liberal Christian is born, which is worse than an atheist.
“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries (Heb 10:26-27).
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame” (Heb :4-6).
The New Age has many avenues and when we had talked about before we didn’t cover it all. So tomorrow we’re going to look at…
The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
“A reed like unto a rod” – a bamboo-like cane that often reached a height of 20 feet and grew in abundance in the waters along the banks of the Jordan. Straight and light, the reed was a convenient measuring rod (see Eze 40:3; Zech 2:1-2).
“Temple” – this seems to be a Jewish temple reconstructed during the tribulation period and desecrated by the antichrist (see Dan 9:27; Matt 24:15).
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
“Forty and two months’ – three and half years. Some find the background for this period in the time of Jewish suffering under the Syrian tyrant, Antiochus Epiphanes (168-165 B.C.).
Others point out that, whereas the temple was desolated for three years under Anitochus, the figure used in Revelation is three and a half years, which no doubt looks back to the dividing of the 70th “week” (Dan 9:27) into two equal parts.
The same time period is also designated as 1,260 days and as “a time, and times, and half a time”.
Some believe that this period of time evidently became a conventional symbol for a limited period of unrestrained wickedness. However, thee time periods, though each equal to one another, should be seen as literal.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Two witnesses” – modeled after Moses and Elijah. Some feel they may symbolize testifying believers (the church), in the final period before Christ returns.
However, they are probably two actual individuals who will be martyred for the proclamation of the truth. In fact, Mal 4:5-6 says that Elijah will return before the day of the Lord. That is why John the Baptist was asked if he were Elijah (Jn 1:21) after he denied being the Christ (Jn 1:20).
Moses and Elijah appeared together in Mal 4:4-5, and in the transfiguration (Matt 9, Mk 9, Lk 17). Together, they represent the law (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah) – a reference to the entire Old Testament.
“Two hundred and threescore days” – score means 20 x. These are months of 30 days (42 months x 30 days = 1,260 days).
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
The imagery emphasizes that the power for effective testimony is supplied by the Spirit of God.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
“The beast” – first mention of the major opponent of God’s people in the final days (see chapters 13 and 17). That he comes up from the bottomless pit indicates his demonic character.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
“Their dead bodies shall lie in the street” – in the Near East the denial of burial was a flagrant violation of decency.
“Great city” – possibly Jerusalem, though some say Rome, Babylon or some other city. Sodom refers to its low level of morality and Egypt emphasizes oppression and slavery.
“Where also our Lord was crucified” – some say that Jesus could have been crucified in Rome in the sense that her power extended throughout the known world and was immediately responsible for Christ’s execution, but that seems to stretch the meaning of the clearly written text.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
“Gave glory to the God of heaven” – not an act of repentance but the terrified realization that Christ is the true Lord of all.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.
“Seventh angel sounded” – the series of trumpet blasts is now continued and completed. As with the breaking of the seventh seal, no immediate judgment occurs. Apparently, the seven vial judgments (chapter 16) compose the seventh trumpet.
There is thus a heightening of the seventh and last seal as well as the last trumpet.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
“Ark of his testament” – the Old Testament ark was a chest of acacia wood (Deut 10:1-2). It symbolized the throne or presence of God among His people. It was probably destroyed when Nebuzaradan destroyed the temple in Jerusalem (2 Kgs 25:8-10).
In the New Testament it symbolizes God’s faithfulness in keeping covenant with His people.
The Pope, the Devil, and the Masonic Lodge
And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Rev 13:4).
Blatant Satan worship is now rampant within the Catholic Church. High-ranking churchmen are guilty of this heinous crime against God.
According to one reliable source, the smoke of Satan has entered the very sanctuary of St. Peter’s Cathedral in the Vatican. Mind-boggling though it may be, priests and bishops alike are known to have taken contract oaths to serve the devil, signed in their own blood!
These amazing facts about devil worship inside the Vatican and its subsidiaries have come not from hostile Protestant critics of Roman Catholicism, but from top-ranking Catholic prelates themselves.
Evidently, this awful malignancy is so far advanced that Satanism has reached the papacy itself and has seriously affected the rank and file of nuns and priests in the U.S. and throughout the globe.
Untold numbers of outright Satan worshipers are now masquerading as Catholic clergy while secretly paying homage to Lucifer.
“Lucifer is Enthroned”
Catholic scholar Dr. Malachi Martin, formerly a Jesuit professor at Georgetown University and a confidant of Vatican insiders, flatly declared in a recent New York City interview:
Yes, it’s true. Lucifer is enthroned in the Catholic Church.
Martin was also interviewed by The Fatima Crusader, a well-known Catholic publication. He again repeated his allegations, and expressed his dismay and distress that the Catholic institution of which he is a part has grown so decadent and morally reprobate since the Vatican II conference of the 60s.
The contention that there are Satanists in Rome is “completely correct” said Martin, adding:
Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome.
Blood Oaths and Blasphemous Rituals
Malachi Martin is a very traditional Catholic. Author of Hostage to the Devil and numerous other books, his acclaimed Keys of This Blood, published some five years ago, was a strong, apologetics volume supporting the papacy of the current Pope, John Paul II.
But now, Martin has doubts. He cannot understand why this Pope allows such evil to exist and even prosper within the church.
It has gotten so bad, Dr. Martin contends, that in one shocking incident, high-ranking churchmen actually took oaths signed with their own blood and participated in “meticulously enacted rituals that blaspheme and devilishly mimic the holy sacrifice of the mass.”
Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo stunned an international audience of bishops, priests, nuns, and laity in Rome by exposing Satanic worship by the Catholic hierarchy.
If Dr. Malachi Martin was the only authority sounding the alarm about devil worship in the Catholic Church, the whole affair would simply be dismissed as the outrageous accusations of a single cleric.
But as far back as 1976, Pope Paul VI shocked a papal audience by confiding that,
The smoke of Satan has entered the very sanctuary of St. Peter’s Cathedral.
The Pontiff went on to explain that he had knowledge of a midnight hour, Black Satanic Mass having been conducted at the altar of St. Peter’s, on the exact spot where the Pope himself regularly says mass.
Secret Involvement Exposed
Already reeling from Martin’s accusations and stung by the memorable revelations of a previous pontiff, the Catholic hierarchy was further set back on its combined heels in Rome last November of 1999.
With thousands in attendance at Rome’s Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace, a respected Archbishop, Emmanuel Milingo, strode to the podium.
The crowd gasped as they heard Milingo solemnly affirm that members of the Catholic Church hierarchy are secretly involved in the darkest kinds of formal Satan worship.
Archbishop Milingo, an exorcist, is author of a bestselling book exposing the occult, Face to Face With the Devil. In his speech, Milingo called Satan worship the “Third dimension of Evil,” and explained:
Now, the third dimension (of evil) is the most dangerous. It is subtle and the most terrible…I could not believe when I discovered this third dimension of evil. The third dimension is people who follow instructions in satanic sects…
Now with this third dimension, I’m sorry to say, our church belongs to it. I’m very sorry, I could not understand myself, and even now I don’t understand. But the only consolation I have is that, well, Judas Iscariot was one.
Together with Jesus three years, he never changed. Then I understand that the third dimension of evil existed not only now, but it existed even then. Because nothing could change the heart of Judas Iscariot—nothing.
Devil Protected by Catholic Authorities
Archbishop Milingo went on to make an accusation which sent hurricane force shockwaves throughout the Catholic community. According to Milingo, the devil is actually protected by the Catholic Church:
The devil in the Catholic Church is so protected now that he is like an animal protected by the government; put on a game preserve that outlaws anyone, especially hunters, from trying to capture or kill it.
The devil within the Church today is actually protected by certain Church authorities from the official devil hunter in the Church—the exorcist.
So much so that the exorcist today is forbidden to attack the devil. The devil is so protected that the one who is the hunter, the exorcist, is forbidden to do his job.
That shows how great a liar the Catholic Church is. They are trying to make themselves look important and powerful. Satan doesn’t need any protection from people. He’s a fallen angel, but he’s still an angel with miraculous power.
Nobody can defeat Satan other than God and his angels. God controls all things. And have you ever heard of anyone preforming an exorcist other than a Catholic Priest? Enough said.
In a subsequent interview, the courageous archbishop stated:
Certainly, there are priests and bishops alike who are followers of Satan.
When asked whether cardinals or even the Pope himself were guilty of this repulsive heresy, Milingo responded that, because he is an archbishop, he does not feel it is proper for him to name or comment about superior officials. The archbishop’s silence, of course, spoke volumes.
Catholicism and the
Ravages of Freemasonry
Satan worship apparently has mushroomed in recent years as Catholic cardinals, bishops, and priests have joined the Masonic Lodge in record numbers. Until the papacy of today’s Pope John Paul II, membership by Catholics in any kind of Masonic order was an excommunicable offense.
Now, however, it is commonplace. Indeed, in 1980, New York’s Terrance Cooke, one of America’s most powerful Catholic cardinals, addressed a gathering of 3,000 Masons. Cardinal Cooke electrified the assemblage when he said that, as friends, Masons and Catholics should recognize each other.
In late 1996, the Vatican put on sale this commemorative coin with a portrait of Pope John Paul II. Observers were taken aback at the coin’s Caesarean Empire features. Note the ancient Roman lettering style. The three stars at bottom have exactly six points, or rays: thus, signifying an unholy, starry trinity of 6-6-6.
Refraining from mentioning the name of Jesus—the name despised by many Masons and prohibited inside their lodges—Cardinal Cooke bowed to Masonry’s worst heresy by remarking,
I know of your firm belief in the Supreme Being, the Great Architect of the Universe, and of the holy writings appropriate to the religion of your members, and I salute you for your loyalty to these ancient values.
Cardinal Cooke’s words were obviously well chosen and imbued with hidden meaning. In fact, the Masonic Lodge’s “Supreme Architect of the Universe” is none other than Lucifer, who cloaks himself in Masonic literature with the names of such deities as Zoroaster, Shiva, Abaddon, and in other Masonic pagan-god disguises.
As for the “holy writings” of Freemasonry, these have their origins in the Roman mystery religions, in 19th century occultism, and in Egyptianism/Babylonianism. Such are the “ancient values” of the satanic Masonic Lodge.
Satanism in Methodist,
We must remember, however, that Satanism is not only practiced by Catholic clergy. This wickedness is found in some of today’s Methodist and Charismatic churches, and especially in Episcopal and Anglican churches.
Two years ago, the Mormon Church hierarchy even went public, admitting that satanic rituals had been secretly conducted by some church elders.
Meanwhile, members of the Masonic Lodge, including pastors and denominational leaders, continue to dominate the Southern Baptist Convention.
Contrary to what some believe, the devil is not a “Catholic.” Indeed, he is remarkably tolerant of all false religion, and he is known to be pleasingly nondenominational in his approach to religion. Satan is proud to be an ecumenical being.
Any faith but Jesus and His Word, the King James Bible,” is the devil’s handy motto.
The Power of Prophecy
These revelations of devil worship inside churches which claim to be “Christian” should not surprise us. The power of Bible prophecy is thereby made manifest.
The books of Daniel and Revelation describe the Antichrist as a man who appears as a lamb but has horns. He ordains amongst his flock, men and women, who are unrepentant murderers, liars, fornicators, pedophiles and adulterers.
Daniel says that the devil’s Antichrist shall speak “dark sentences” and shall worship a god his father knew not.
Thus we understand why Satan worship is so fervently and irreverently practiced in the very seat of Rome, inside the profane temple the popes built—the temple known as St. Peter’s Cathedral, which has the Egyptian sun god obelisk on display in its front courtyard.
Six, six, six is rising fast. The Pope, his Vatican, and its hierarchy are preparing the way for the corrupt Beast. They, as well as their non-Catholic helpers, are opening a creaking doorway to the Ultimate Evil.