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 correct path, by providing false jewelry that looks like the real thing (like he did with Eve) 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 the Book 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.
…Roads that Lead to Hell.