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It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. - Proverbs 25:2
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3
Behold, I come quickly: blessed [is] he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Revelation 22:7

Contents

Intro

How Do You Interpret Bible Scripture and Prophecy

(todo)

The Use of Cross-References

One of the fundamental principles of Protestant biblical interpretation is that "Scripture is its own best interpreter." Luther expressed this principle with the words, Scriptura sui ipsius interpres ("Scripture is its own expositor"), and it was summed up by the authors of the Westminster Confession thus: "The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture ... it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly." [13]


Christian eschatology

Summary of Christian eschatological differences
  • Dispensationalism: Dispensationalism teaches that Christians should not expect spiritual good from earthly governments, and should expect social conditions to decline as the end times draw nearer. Dispensationalist readings of prophecies often teach that the Antichrist will appear to the world as a peacemaker. This makes some dispensationalists suspicious of all forms of power, religious and secular, and especially of human attempts to form international organizations for peace, such as the United Nations. Almost all dispensationalists reject the idea that a lasting peace can be attained by human effort in the Middle East, and believe instead that "wars and rumors of wars" (cf. Matt 24:6) will increase as the end times approach. Dispensationalist beliefs often underlie the religious and political movement of Christian Zionism. Some dispensationalists teach that churches that do not insist on Biblical literalism as they deem appropriate are in fact part of the Great Apostasy. This casts suspicion on attempts to create church organizations that cross denominational boundaries such as the World Council of Churches. (See also ecumenism.) [15]
  • Rapture: The Rapture or "millions missing" fable was invented by 2 Jesuits and is held by most "Protestants" today....It ranks right up there with the fantasy of the moving earth and evolution.... No matter how bizarre the believe system is, if it will undermine the Reformation, the Jesuits will embrace it with all the enthusiasm of a fanatic.[16]. The authors were: Francisco Ribera (1537–1591) and Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621)

Here is a list of events mentioned in the book of Revelation , some of which (usually attributed to the seven trumpets) occur during the Great Tribulation period. The following chronological order of end time events is presented here as seen in the book of Revelation, followed by a quick description of the 21 judgments (seals, trumpets, and bowls). The interpretation given is from the pre-tribulationist and literalist view. Of course, opinions among Christians differ:

First 3 1/2 Years (see: Application to three and a half days )

  • 5. The Rise of the false one-world religion.
  • 7. The Seven Seal Judgments.
  • 8. The Seven Trumpet Judgments.

Midpoint:

  • 9. Death and Resurrection of the Two Witnesses.
  • 10. Destruction of the One World Church.
  • 11. The death and resurrection of Antichrist.
  • 12. Antichrist defiles the temple and proclaims himself God.

Second 3 1/2 Years:

  • 15. 7 Bowl Judgments
  • 16. Martyrdom of Jews and Believers
  • 17. Babylon is destroyed
  • 18. Antichrist summons the world's armies to Armageddon
  • 19. Battle of Armageddon
  • 21. Return of Jesus Christ in Glory
  • 22. Antichrist and the False Prophet are thrown into the Lake of Fire
  • 23. Satan is bound for 1,000 years
  • 24. Resurrection of all martyrs of all the ages

End of the 7-year Tribulation.

  • 25. Christ establishes His 1,000 kingdom.
  • 26. Satan is released after 1,000 years.
  • 27. Final Battle.
  • 28. Satan, Death, and Hell are cast into the Lake of Fire.
  • 29. Great White Throne Judgment (Final Judgment).
  • 30. New heaven and earth. Eternity begins.


Book of Revelation

  • Prophecies involving the Pope as the seat of the Antichrist: interpreting the meanings of the symbols of the Beast and of the Whore of Babylon (woman riding the beast) pictured in the chapter of Revelations.
  • Is the book of Revelation literal or symbolic?
    • The key for understanding the Book of Revelation is found at the front doorstep of the Book. Verse 1 says: "The Revelation...signified [Greek, sema--a sign] by his angel to his servant John."
      • Revelation is a book of signs, that is, symbolic language.
        • No wonder, Jesus always spoke in parables Matthew 13:34-35! He was not talking about literal "wheat" or "tares." Neither did Jesus speak to John in vision about literal beasts or "locusts." Only once in awhile are the parables or the symbols of Revelation translated. "The waters. . .are peoples." (Revelation 17:15).
        • Outsiders will not otherwise understand this symbolic language (Mark 4:10-12). "And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them" [17]
        • [It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2

The woman riding the Beast

The Beast

Revelation 13:1-5 (King James Version)
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?


What is less appreciated is that in this type of genre, an ancient style of writing called Apocalyptic writings, much of the imagery is well known and can fairly straightforwardly be interpreted. I cannot go into everything here so will sketch a few highlights. The first beast is said to:

  • [1] get its authority from the dragon,
  • [2] resemble a leopard, a bear and a lion,
  • [3] have 7 heads and 10 horns (with 10 crowns), we know also that
  • [4] everyone will worship this beast and no one can defeat it in battle.

Authority from the dragon

The Great Dragon lies at the heart of the Vatican. Curiously, one of the Popes adopted the winged serpent or dragon as his symbol on his heraldic shield. Here is the heraldic coat of arms of Pope Gregory XIII, 1572-1585 A.D., who is most known for initiating the calendar reform in use today, the Gregorian calendar. This is something you can confirm in the book The Pope Encyclopedia by Matthew Bunsen, published by Crown Trade Paperbacks page 163. [1]


The first point is fairly straightforward. The dragon, is identified as “the ancient serpent.” The allusion here is to the story of Adam and Eve in the first three chapters of Genesis; there the serpent is a crafty creature that tempts Adam and Eve to try to be like God and encourages them to disobey God’s commands.


Revelation 12:9
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.

Resemble a Leopard, a Bear and a Lion

See:

7 Heads and 10 Horns and 7 crowns

"Mussolini and (Cardinal) Gasspari sign historic Roman pact. Pope Becomes Ruler Of A State Again". Rome, June 7.--From 11 o' clock this morning there was another sovereign independent State in the world. At that time Premier Mussolini, as Italian Foreign Minister representing King Victor Emmanuel--the first Italian Premier ever to cross the threshold of the Vatican--exchanged with Cardinal Gasparri, Papal Secretary of State, representing Pope Pius XI, ratifications of the treaties signed at the Lateran Palace on Feb. 11. By that simple act the sovereign independent State of Vatican City came into existence. -New York Times July 7, 1929
Revelation 12:3 (King James Version)
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.


Seven heads seven heads

  • Revelation 17:9, "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth."
  • So the seven heads represent 7 mountains/hills. The City of the Seven Hills is Rome with the Seven hills of Rome



Ten horns ten horns with Ten crowns 10 kings

  • An animal's horn may represent both a king and a kingdom
  • 10 Horns = 10 kingdom/regions? 10 Jesuit Assistencies - Club of Rome World 10 Divisions - 10 toes of the statue interpreted by Daniel
    • Revelation 17:12: "The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.
    • Daniel 7:24: "And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
  • The 10 crowns represent the 10 kings that will rule the 10 kingdom/regions (10 horns) for one hour with the beast
Revelation 13:2 (King James Version)
[ The Beast out of the Sea ] And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.


Seven crowns seven crowns

  • The Beast with 7 heads and 7 kings (Revelation 17:10) and 10 horns (Revelation 17:12)
  • The seven crowns represent 7 kings. But a king must need a kingdom! This is why in 1929 the Lateran treaty was signed and the Vatican became a sovereign state and the Popes became kings.

Everyone will worship this beast

Statue in the sanctuary of the Jesuit Church of Rome, depicting the church's authority over kings, and her destruction of what she considered Protestant heresy.[2]

The Universal Church.: The word Catholic means Universal. So the Roman Catholic Church is claiming to be the Universal or Worldwide Christian Church, a claim of authority over all the Christians of the world. Catholics Currently 1.1 Billions (largest single church denomination)

  • The woman (church in prophetic language) of Revelation 17 sits on many waters (multitudes of people and tongues), representing authority over many people:
'Revelation 17:15
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

The significance of Rome lies primarily in the fact that it is the city of the pope. The Bishop of Rome, as the successor of St. Peter, is the Vicar of Christ on earth and the visible head of the Catholic Church. Rome is consequently the centre of unity in belief, the source of ecclesiastical jurisdiction and the seat of the supreme authority which can bind by its enactments the faithful throughout the world.

Whore of Babylon (MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT)

Jean Paul II Funeral mass. Revelation 17: And the woman (the church) was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour
These are the colors of the Holy See, or the administrative arm of the Vatican. The Pope's aides wear purple vestments , with shirt sleeves that are scarlet from the elbow to the wrist and purple skull caps , while Cardinal Bishops wear black and scarlet. As for the Pontiff, he generally wears white under garments with a scarlet cape when he is there.
Catholics pray repetitive words with Rosary Beads that were first invented in 1090 AD, by "Peter the Hermit" and made popular by St. Dominic in 1208 AD. Catholics believe that Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1208 AD, at the church of Prouille and revealed the Rosary Beads to him. From this time, Catholics prayed 15 sets of 10 consecutive "hail Marys" in a row (150 times), in the Rosary. However, in 2003 AD, Pope John Paul added a new set of Mysteries, so now it is 20 sets of 10 "Hail Marys", (200 times in the Rosary, in total.) Catholics will vainly appeal to Psalm 136 that alternates the same phrase 26 times with 26 different blessings God gives us. It is not 26 in a row as with the rosary! This is also a song, not a prayer. Revelation 4:8 has "angels singing" not "men praying". [3]
Judges 8:26 "...and purple raiment that was on the kings..
Purple is also used by the Vatican-Jesuit led Freemasons. Inside the Executive Chamber of the "House of the Temple", Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Jean Paul II holding a Monstrance.

The Roman Catholic Church even admits the Monstrance to be a sunburst: "During the baroque period, it took on a rayed form of a sun-monstrance with a circular window surrounded by a silver or gold frame with rays." Source: The Dictionary of the Liturgy by Rev. Jovian P. Lang, OFM., published and copyrighted © 1989 by Catholic Book Publishing Co., New York, ISBN 0-89942-273-X, page 436. [4]
Revelation 17:4-5
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
  • Woman is a Church in prophetic language
    • Woman, Pure = True Church (Jeremiah 6:2 - "daughter of Zion, 2Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:23-27, Revelation 12:1-2)
    • Woman, Corrupt = Apostate Church also called "Harlot" (Ezekiel 16:15-58; Ezekiel 23:2-21, Hosea 2:5; 3:1, Revelation 14:4)
      • The woman still symbolizes a church, but one which has committed spiritual adultery. Her cup is filled with fornications. According to the Bible, this represents a turning away from Christ and unfaithfulness to His Word. "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that friendship of the world is enmity with God?" James 4:4. Although married to Christ, this church has been disobedient to His Word, taken the teachings of the world, His enemy, and therefore become a spiritual harlot. The fornications in the cup would constitute false teachings and doctrines that would be contrary to Christ, the true husband [28]
  • Woman is a Church and THE great city
    • Rev 17:18 "And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."
  • She wears Purple and Scarlet colors Revelation 17:4; 18:12; 18:16
  • MYSTERY

This self-proclaimed "mother" church is also Mystery Babylon, the apostate church of Mysteries and the purveyor of Babylonian doctrinal confusion. (Note this quote of John Paul II from the Vatican Information Service press release dated 17 September, 1997):

Thanks to greater attention to the mystery of the Church and Mary's relationship with her, the Virgin has begun to be invoked more frequently as 'Mother of the Church.'

Mystery is also the term used by the Roman Catholic Church to refer to the Mass, specifically the Transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. It is a key part of Catholic dogma. These are the words of the priest in Latin or English:

Hic est enim caix sanguinis mei, novi et aeterni testamenti: mysterium fidei, qui pro vobis et pro multis effendetur in remissionum peccatorum.
For this is the chalice of my blood, of the new and eternal testament: the mystery of faith', which for you and for many shall be shad unto the remission of sins.

The Catholic is also well familiar with many "mysteries" through the recitation of their Hail Marys and the rosary. There are 15 decades of prayer (150 recitations) and during each decade of ten recitations, the Catholic contemplates on one of the "mysteries" of the church, which are the Luminous Mysteries

Historical note: Roman Catholics borrowed the idea of praying with beads from the pagan religions who were already using them hundreds of years before: In 456 AD, Hindus are thought to have introduced the concept of praying with beads to the world. The earliest reference to a rosary (boberkhas) is in their "Jain Canon" (456 AD) These boberkhas had various numbers of beads 6,9,12,18,36 (any sub-multiple of 108) Islam (610 AD) uses a rosary of 99 beads, one for each of the names of God. Buddhists have 108 prayer beads on the string. The Rosary is of pagan origin and no Christian prior to 1000 AD used beads to pray. [29]

  • This, of course, is totally opposed to the teaching of the Bible, as per Matthew 6:7 "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."


Mother of Harlots

See Also:Sister Churches (ecclesiology)
  • The inscription at the base of the columns on either side of the central entrance door of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, the pope. It reads:
The inscription of the columns on the central entrance door of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome


SACROS(ANCTA) LATERAN(ENSIS) ECCLES(IA)
OMNIUM URBIS ET ORBIS
ECCLESIARUM MATER
ET CAPUT.


  • It translates to “Sacred Lateran Church, Universally for the City and the World, Supreme Mother of Churches”, or “Holy Lateran Church, Mother and Head of all Churches in the City and the World”, a fulfillment of Revelation 17:5.


And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
  • Another proof that she is a mother of Harlots [31]

Gold Cup

Pope John Paul II, dressed in purple, holds a golden cup, during the Papal Apology Mass on March 12th, 2000. Some Cardinals in attendance wore both prophetic colors of purple and scarlet.
Eucharist wafer ritual based on the transubstantiation illusion - a symbolic form of cannibalism [5] (bread -> flesh, wine -> blood). This is an occult ritual enacting the repetition of the sacrifice that Yah'shua (Jesus Christ) did once for the sins of the world
Revelation 17:4-5
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls,
Revelation 17:6
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
  • Gold Cup represent: "I wondered with great admiration having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication": Revelation 17:6
    • "The golden cup" (Chalice (cup) - Holy Chalice) the woman holds represents false doctrines
      • "The errors of the popery arose, for the most part, in times of great ignorance. And as from their very nature they could not stand the light, it became the settled policy of Romish ecclesiastcs, to exclude that ligth as much as possible from the midst of the minds of men. The conversion of preacher into the priest, the saying of the mass in the stead of proclaiming salvation, the invention of numerous and burdensome ceremonies, the introduction of saint and image worship, and especialy the interdicts placed upon the reading of the scriptures all these were so many means invented by crafty mens to shut out the light of the gospel from the dupes of this dreadful delusion" Pope proved to be AntiChrist by Sam Cassells, p 330.
    • "Abominations and filthiness of her fornication"
      • One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” Revelation 17:2
    • And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws : and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Daniel 7:25
      • -- Changing times --
        • Changing times refer to the transfer of the original day of worship sabbath from Saturday to Sunday [33]
          • Cardinal Gibbons affirmed Sunday Sabbath as a sign of the Roman Catholic Church's sufficiency as guide: "Third–A rule of faith, or a competent guide to heaven, must be able to instruct in all the truths necessary for salvation. Now the Scriptures alone do not contain all the truths which a Christian is bound to believe, nor do they explicitly enjoin all the duties which he is obliged to practice. Not to mention other examples, is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify. The Catholic Church correctly teaches that our Lord and His Apostles inculcated certain important duties of religion which are not recorded by the inspired writers. (Sabbath in Christianity)
      • -- And laws --
        • Changing laws refer to the changing of the 10 commandments in order to allow idolatry [34]
          • Did you know that the Roman Catholic Church have their own version of the Ten Commandments, and not only changed the fourth Commandment, which is why most Churches now worship on Sunday, but they also deleted the second Commandment on idolatry? For detailed information see the Roman Catholic Version of the Ten Commandments. Can man change the Ten Commandments of God that define what sin is? (1 John 3:4) Not a chance! If God really allowed this, then man could abolish all the Ten Commandments and then we would have no need for a Saviour! Despite this, many Roman Catholics are very quick to tell us that their Church does have the authority to change the law of God and so their change of the Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday was allowed. Note the following blasphemous quote from the Catholic Church that makes God obsolete. [35]
          • “The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws. The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...” — Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition. [36]


  • A woman holding a cup main symbol on vatican coins which depict Fides (the Catholic Faith)

Blood of the Martyrs and the Saints

Revelation 17:6
"I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus"
Carcassonne, bastille and headquarters of the papal inquisition in southern France during the 13th Century. The focal point of persecution were the Waldenses and Albigenses, keepers of the 7th day Sabbath. [6]

Numerous Popes promulgated bulls, official documents, which encouraged torture and murder of those who opposed the Roman Catholic religious system. The methods of gruesome torture devised during the period of the Inquisition are a testimony to the corrupt influence of Satanically-inspired human beings apart from God. Ten thousand Huguenots (French Protestants) were killed in the bloody Paris massacre on St. Bartholomew's Day, 1572. The French king went to mass to return solemn thanks that so many heretics were slain. The papal court rejoiced at the news, and Pope Gregory XIII in grand procession, went to the Church of St. Louis to offer thanks. Inquisition was ordered by papal decree and confirmed by Pope after Pope.

The medieval castle of Carcassonne, housed the famous bastille of the inquisition in southern France. Being the center of persecution of the Albigenses and Waldenses, the castle now houses the largest collection of torture implements of Europe in its museum. At the present time it is closed to the public. [7]

This does not detract from Hitler's Pope, Pius XII, who abetted the Nazi regime. Hitler would never have come to power had it not been for Catholic support. While Jews and others died in Nazi concentration camps, the Pope and others who knew what was going on were silent. And, after the war, the church was instrumental in helping Nazis to escape via the infamous ratlines.

There appears to be nothing new, no change of heart, in the Roman system. Repentance, not political apologies, is the only avenue for those enmeshed in the Romish system of Babylon. The way to repent for papists is to renounce the Babylonish system, to come out of her.

The castle of Montsegur in the French Pyrenees mountains was the final refuge of the Albigenses in the 13th Century. These are the ruins of the fortified walls of the castle where the last of the Albigenses were exterminated.
  • Who do the Catholic Church say are heretics?
    • - “Heretics (those who are not members of the Catholic Church or who do not hold to Catholic doctrine) worship a God who is a liar, and a Christ who is a liar.” — St. Augustine, (quoted in “Patrologiae Cursus Completus: Series Graca”, by Fr. J. P. Migne, Paris: 1866, 42:207).
  • How does the Papal Church say they should deal with heretics?
    • - “When confronted with heresy, she (Catholic Church) does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture.” — The Rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart, quoted in The Catholic Church, The Renassance, and Protestantism, p 182-183.
    • - “A heretic merits the pains of fire....By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom, heretics must be burned.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
    • - “The Catholic Church has the right and duty to kill heretics because it is by fire and sword that heresy can be extirpated. . . . for the highest good of the Church is the unity of the faith, and this cannot be preserved unless heretics are put to death..” — Institutes of Public Ecclesiastical Law, Marianus de Luce, 1901. [37]
  • Revelation 13:7 "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." says the beast would fight against God’s people and defeat them. This coming statement is not intended to foster any ill towards another as this would be contrary to Christian teaching and not only that but over the centuries, many wonderful Christian people from the Catholic Church have done many outstanding deeds. But truth is truth and the sad truth is the Roman Catholic Church murdered and tortured between 50 and 150 million people as heretics.
The City of Trent in northern Italy was the place where the papal Council convened to break the power of the Protestant Reformation. At the Council, dominated by the newly organized Jesuit order, the bishop of Rheggio announced on January 18, 1562, that the Protestants could never defend Sunday sacredness if they continued to offer as their authority, "the Bible and the Bible only, for there is no Bible command for the sanctification of Sunday". The bishop claimed it was the power of the papacy that changed the day of worship.[8]

Death of the Whore

"This statue (European Parliament building), standing in front of the Winston Churchill building, refers to ancient mythology and depicts one the most ancient representation of Europa. Its based on a story where Zeus disguised himself as a white bull in order to seduce the princess Europa who was gathering flowers. When she approached the bull and got on its back, the bull seized the occasion to run away with her and eventually rape her (I’m giving you the non-censored version of the story). So the woman (who represents Europe) on top of this bull is about to get raped. [9]
See also: Europa (mythology)
Revelation 14:8
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.
Revelation 17:15-17
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Revelation 18:7-9
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Destruction of Rome
  • Revelation 14:8
    • 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.
      • The great city "made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication" is ROME sitting on the seven hills. And as per Revelation 18:7-9 she will be "utterly burned with fire".
  • Does Un-biblical Zohar also agrees?
    • According to "Dr. J.R." of "Church of Prophecy in the News", ancient orthodox Jewish prophets in the Zohar had predicted the arrival of their Messiah in the year 2012. This ancient rabbinical dissertation claims that Rome will be destroyed in the Jewish calendar year 5773, which, in our calendar begins with the new moon of September 2012 and concludes a year later. [38]
"In the year seventy-three [2012 / 2013] the kings of the world will assemble in the great city of Rome, and the Holy One will shower on them fire and hail and meteoric stones until they are all destroyed, with the exception of those who will not yet have arrived there." Besides the obvious revelations of the Zohar prophecies, another thing that immediately stood out to me was how among other scholars of the implications of the year 2012, a few have pointed to a prophecy by Malachy O’Morgair, or "St. Malachy" as he is known to Catholics, having to do with "the last pope." This prophecy, taken from St. Malachy’s "Prophecy of the Popes," is among a list of verses predicting each of the Roman Catholic popes from Pope Celestine II to the final pope, "Peter the Roman," whose reign would end in the destruction of Rome. According to Malachy’s prophecy, the next pope (following Benedict the 16th) is to be the final pontiff, Petrus Romanus, or "Peter the Roman." He will assume authority during a time of great tribulation, and then "the "city of seven hills" will be destroyed, and the terrible and fearsome Judge will judge his people." [39]

Number of the Beast

“Sigilla Solis” or “Sun Seal” This amulet has the god of the sun standing on the lion. This indicated the sun's position in the constellation of Leo during the hot days of August. The back is inscribed “Nachyel,” meaning “intelligence of the sun” and the numbers 1 to 36. These numbers are arranged in such a way that the sum of any given row, column or diagonal is 111, and therefore the sum of all six rows or all six columns is 666.
This illustration is also a solar seal, but it honors the star Basilisco, which was the diminutive form of the Greek Basileus (king), thus meaning the same as the Latin regulus. Regulus is the only first magnitude star in the constellation of Leo. The sun and the moon are again clearly seen on this amulet and on the reverse side is the same arrangement of numerals with the actual figure 666 given as the total.

Mark of the beast

666 is found in ALL standard barcodes (excluding postal barcodes)
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
  • Material Mark
    • "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond"
      • This will be mandatory
      • NO exceptions
      • Global Government
    • "no man might buy or sell"
      • unified economic systems - global economy - one currency?
      • purely economic reasons
      • no financial transaction possible
      • loss of economic liberty
    • ...in their right hand, or in their foreheads.
      • "the mark" (microchip? See: Networks)
      • "the name of the beast" (One world religious symbol/mark?)
      • "number of his name" (invisible code bar tattoo for those who don't want the microchip?)
  • Tattoo
    • The U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office which currently posts an "abstract for a Method for verifying human identity during electronic sale transactions": United States Patent 5,878,155
      • Tattoos are an ancient tradition of pagan initiation rites. The tattoo bonds the initiate with the entity symbolized by the tattoo and enables him to communicate with that demonic power. The meaning and function of tattoos in initiation rites are explained in Chevalier's Dictionary of Symbols, which defines the tattoo as "the permanent mark of that initiation."
"In some pictures of a tattooed man we are faced by a permanent prayer to and identification with the heavenly powers, at the same time as a basic means of communication with them. Such is the most generalized meaning of tattooing bestowed in consequence of a rite of initiation which allows this communication to take place. At the same time, this initiation is a rite of admission into a social group and the tattoo is the permanent mark of that initiation, the badge of the tribe.
"All in all, tattooing belongs among symbols of identification and is interfused with all their magic and mystic potency. Identification always carries a double meaning: it tends to invest the individual concerned with the properties and strength of the creature or thing to which that person is assimilated and, at the same time, to immunize the latter against its potential power to cause harm. This is why tattoos depict dangerous creatures such as serpents or scorpions, or animals which are symbols of fertility, such as bulls or of power, such as lions, and so on. Identification also carries a sense of surrender or even of consecration to whatever the tattoo symbolically depicts. It then becomes a badge of fealty."
Like a wedding band which represents an indissoluble union of two people, the initiate's tattoo "becomes a badge of fealty" to the "creature or thing to which that person is assimilated". Since Lucifer aspires to be "like God", in his pride he will orchestrate a counterfeit fulfillment of the Bible prophecies concerning Jesus Christ. The terminology used in the Dictionary of Symbols to describe the initiation tattoo suggests that Lucifer will bond his followers to himself in a sacred marriage rite --- the Satanic equivalent of the Marriage of the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ, to His Bride. [40]
  • Non Material Mark
    • Sunday as a mark of authority of the Catholic church over Christianity
      • Another "Mark" but that doesn't fit with this prophecy, is the change of worship from Saturday to Sun-day. All those trying to explain the prophecies and proposing this hypothesis (that the mark of the beast is the change of the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday) exclude the unique part of "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name". The reasoning is only accurate in a spiritual or religious realm, just as God made his Sabbath in the Old Testament required by the 10 commandments.
        • Even in a future theocratic one world order if some dictator impose a total commerce shutdown on Sundays to worship him, there is no relationship a priori to the commercial act of of buying and selling.
    • Uncertainity
      • According to Daniel Daniel 12:4 "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Some prophecies are sealed until the end of times, meaning some prophecies of the bible are not meant to be known/understood until close to the the time of it's fulfillment.
      • Taking as a focal point that "And that no man might buy or sell" for now we can only estimate/guess what some of the prophecies are about. In this case the best guess considering the evolution of money through history (barter > gold > cash > cashless) that the Mark of the beast is most probably a microchip/GPS or tattoo (combined with forced vaccinations?) that will be used for transactions purposes.
  • Various:
27: He (Philopater/Ptolemy IV)* proposed to inflict public disgrace upon the Jewish community, and he set up a stone on the tower in the courtyard with this inscription:
28: “None of those who do not sacrifice shall enter their sanctuaries, and all Jews shall be subjected to a registration involving poll tax and to the status of slaves. Those who object to this are to be taken by force and put to death;
29: those who are registered are also to be branded on their bodies by fire with the ivy-leaf symbol of Dionysus, and they shall also be reduced to their former limited status.”

Solomon's Temple

Jesuit Order: Primary Goals of the Order
Vatican Agenda, Timeline behind temple mount deal
The structure and Dimensions of the Tabernacle [10]

Solomon's Temple

Illustration of Solomon's temple

Solomon's Temple, also known as the First Temple, was the temple in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount (also known as Mount Zion), before its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCE.

Second Temple

The Second Temple stood between 516 BCE and 70 CE, during which time it was the center of Jewish sacrificial worship. It was the second temple in Jerusalem, built to replace the First Temple which was destroyed in 586 BCE when the Jewish nation was exiled to Babylon.

Third Temple

Illustration from solomonstemple.com depicting a future 3rd temple of Solomon where the actual Dome of the Rock is located. This Temple would be built in the end days, and would then fulfill the prophecy upon which a future world (religious) leader impersonated by Lucifer/Satan (Man of Sin, Son of perdition) would declare himself to be God 2 Thessalonians 2:3-5
This is the model of the Third Temple fully designed and ready to be erected on Jerusalem's Temple Mount (under the Rome's legal power since 1993) after the Pope's present war on Islam. The men standing are all high-level American Scottish-Rite Freemasons. The Temple model is inside a Masonic temple evidenced by the Black and White checkerboard floor---the same kind of floor used in the torture rooms of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Nuremberg, Bavaria. The gold to be used is now being stored in the major central banks of the world---especially the Jesuit Order's New York Federal Reserve Bank pictured in The Godfather I [11]
The view is north east looking at the outer courtyard and the main temple yard. The three outer gates which stand 10 stories tall each are can be clearly seen. The main temple is covered completely in gold and is 20 stories tall. [12]
  • Third Temple
    • The third temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt in order for the Antichrist to declare himself to be God "in the house of god" which is Jerusalem (the city chosen by God that reflects the fulfillment of multiple prophecies concerning this remarkable city and its unique place in Gods will) where Solomon's Temple will be rebuilt. Jerusalem is mentionned over 750 times in the KJV.
    • Daniel 9:25-27 : "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."
      • Abomination of Desolation
        • Matt 24:15 & Mark 13:14 : "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)."
        • Daniel 12:11: "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days."
        • 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 : "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the Son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."
  • The Solomon Temple is the heart and soul of Freemasonry (See: Masonic symbolism)
    • It is known to every reader of the Bible and student of Solomon's days, that an amazingly detailed description of the Temple and its associated structures has been carried down from the mists of antiquity by the Scriptures. Lineal measurements, materials employed, and ornamental detail are so graphically presented that restoration of the Temple, at any time within a score of centuries past, awaited only the coming of a man with the vision to recognize its historic value, and the imagination to undertake the task." (Foreword, "The Bible and King Solomon's Temple in Masonry," by John Wesley Kelchner.)[41]
    • "Of all the objects which constitute the Masonic science of symbolism, the most important, the most cherished, by the Mason, and by far the most significant, is the Temple of Jerusalem. The spiritualizing of the Temple is the first, the most prominent and the most pervading, of all symbols of Freemasonry ... Take from Freemasonry its dependence on the Temple; leave out of its ritual all references to that sacred edifice, and to the legends and traditions connected with it, and the system itself would at once decay and die ... " ["Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry", by Albert Mackey, MD, 33º and Charles T. McClenachan, 33º, Revised Edition, by Edward L. Hawkins, 30º and William J. Hughan, 32º, Volume II, M-Z, published by The Masonic History Company, Chicago, New York, London, 1873, A.G. Mackey, 1927, by the Masonic History Company.]
    • Mackey makes this fact quite clear also: "Masonry has derived its temple symbolism, as it has almost all its symbolic ideas, from the Hebrew type ..." [Ibid] Since the Old Testament was written originally in the Hebrew, and the New Testament in the Greek, Mackey is clearly stating that Freemasonry is rooted in the Old Testament!
    • "The Freemasons have, at all events, seized with avidity the idea of representing in their symbolic language the interior and spiritual man by a material temple ... The great body of the Masonic Craft, looking only to this first Temple erected by the wisdom of King Solomon, make it the symbol of life; and as the great object of Masonry is the search after truth, they are directed to build up this temple as a fitting receptacle for truth ..." ["Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry", by Albert Mackey, MD, 33º and Charles T. McClenachan, 33º, Revised Edition, by Edward L. Hawkins, 30º and William J. Hughan, 32º, Volume II, M-Z, published by The Masonic History Company, Chicago, New York, London, 1873, A.G. Mackey, 1927, by the Masonic History Company, p. 774]


"...the appointed time has arrived for the Jesuit General to destroy both the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, secretly using his CIA/Nazi-trained, Masonic Zionist Mossad in conjunction with his CIA/Nazi-trained, Masonic Islamic Intelligence Agencies, including Osama bin Laden’s MAK and Pakistan’s ISI, while shrouded in the confusion of a huge aerial war yet to come. This will enable the General’s crusading Knights Templars (the present day Shriner Freemasons) to rebuild Solomon’s Temple — for the Papal Caesar in Rome’s Vatican" [42] Eric Jon Phelps, author of Vatican Assassins
Israeli excavations under Al-Aqsa
Excavations at the Temple Mount
Israel Builds Synagogue Under Al-Aqsa: Palestinians


All this goes hand in hand with Albert Pike plan for the New World Order ( through 3 World Wars ) explained in his letter to Giuseppe Mazzini [43]
"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time." Threeworldwars.com

Important: Remember that on 9/11 in NYC 3 buildings fell. The twin towers as well as the WTC building 7 called Salomon Brothers building. The twin towers could be viewed as the twin pillars of Freemasonry (boaz and jachin) thus converting 9/11 into a freemason ritual, using the destruction of the "fake" salomon's building in NYC as a call for the reconstruction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem (and initiate the turmoil in the arabic countries).

Todo: [44] Hal Lindsey, Chuck Missler, Chuck Smith, the Temple Mount Faithful, Balfour Declaration, SRI project in Israel, Lambert Dolphin (former senior research physicist at SRI International) [45] ,

Man of Sin

  • The notion of the Son of Perdition or the Man of Sin can be found in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and John 17:12 and is a name commonly associated with the Antichrist (1 John 2:18 and 2 John 2:7), the Lawless One (Dan. 7 and 8), and the Beast of Revelation (Rev 13).
  • The Unholy Trinity ( See also: Alice Bailey "Hierarchy of Ascended Masters" )
    • The Unholy Trinity represents Satan, Antichrist, and the False Prophet. The separation of those 3 entities can be verified in the verses Revelation 19:20: "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone", and in Revelation 20:1-2 "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years".

Pope

Seven seals

  • 1 [white horse]
  • 2 [red horse]
  • 3 [black horse]
  • 4 [pale (green) horse]
  • 5 [souls under altar]
  • 6 [sun/moon/star event]
  • 7 [silence ½ hour]

Seven Trumpet Judgments

  • There are three key differences between the Trumpet judgements and the Vial/Bowl judgments: firstly, the Trumpet judgments are plagues upon nature, while the Vial/Bowl judgments are direct assaults against humanity. Secondly, the Trumpet judgments are partial (namely, they affect 1/3 of what they plague) while the Vial/Bowl judgements will destroy or harm all of what they assault. Lastly, the Trumpet judgments offer a possibility of redemption, while the Vial judgments do not; the Vial judgments are a literal assault on those who have taken the mark of the Beast, and those who take it are irredeemable. (wikipedia)

Seven vial (bowl) judgments

  • 1 [mark of beast sore]
  • 2 [sea blood]
  • 3 [rivers water blood]
  • 4 [scorching sun]
  • 5 [seat of the beast]
  • 6 [kings of east & gathering to ]
  • 7 [it is done.]

Prophecies

"In order to study the Prophecies of the Bible, one must not stop at one book (Revelation), as around 27% of the Bible are prophecies, most of them are about Jesus Christ 1st coming. The rest are prophecies regarding the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ" - Dave Hunt in the video Megiddo I: The March to Armageddon.
  • List of artifacts significant to the Bible
  • Fulfilled Prophecy: Evidence for the Reliability of the Bible
  • Biblical Prophecies that have been fulfilled
    • Bible prophecies fulfilled
      • By Lord Jesus Christ Himself
        • The Prime Example of reading and thus understanding the prophecies of the Holy Scriptures is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. He is the Word of God in the flesh expounding the Word of God written in the Hebrew Tenakh: both are inseparable; both are eternal. He NEVER “spiritualized” any verse, i.e., never redefined a word or phrase alien to its common meaning, and He never arrived at any conclusion other than a LITERAL conclusion when he taught and expounded the Scriptures. For example, when Christ came to Nazareth to teach in its synagogue, according to Luke 4:17-19 he read from Isaiah 61:1 and the first half of verse 2. Intriguingly, he stopped reading in the middle of Isaiah 61:2, closed the scroll and sat down. As all eyes were fastened upon him, Christ then stated “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears” (Luke 4:21). Obviously, he meant the scripture he had read at that moment had been LITERALLY fulfilled by Himself. The succeeding verses would be LITERALLY fulfilled at a later date (Isaiah 61:2b-11)—at his Second Coming. As an aside, by reading these prophecies LITERALLY, we have established the fact of the existence of gaps of time between certain prophetic verses of Holy Writ. [46]
      • Palm Sunday
        • Jesus of Nazareth Declares Himself Messiah, "Palm Sunday," Jerusalem, 32 AD Another example of Christ’s LITERAL reading of the Scriptures is found in his LITERAL fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9. In Luke 19:28-39 the Lord Jesus instructs his disciples to enter a village, find a tied-up donkey’s colt, tell the owners the Lord have need of him, and bring the colt to Him. Christ then mounts the colt and rides it into Jerusalem formally declaring Himself to be Messiah, King of Israel—which day in world history has been termed “Palm Sunday.” At no time prior to this day had Jesus of Nazareth declared Himself Messiah to national Israel—including the day he was baptized by the Prophet John (Matthew 3:13-17). Thus, this notable act on this particular day LITERALLY fulfilled Zechariah 9:9. Indeed, Jerusalem’s King entered into her riding upon a colt, the foal of an ass! Zechariah 9:10 would be fulfilled on a future day—once again, at His Second Coming after which His physical, visible dominion would be “to the ends of the earth!” Again, by a LITERAL reading of the Scripture, we have established there must be gaps of time between certain prophetic verses, in this case, a nearly 2000-year gap of time between verses 9 and 10. [47]


Rapture or Tribulations?

Jesus is coming as a thief in the night

  • One of the main concept and deception to Christians, is that most of them believe the Rapture (Jesus taking his church) will happen before/during the tribulations, and before the man of sin is revealed, and that they avoid any kind of tribulations. Those who defend this thesis do it based on mostly on the idea that "Jesus is coming as a thief in the night".

Why is this not true?

  • The pretribulationist (those who belive Jesus is coming before the tribulations) says that the day of the Lord immediately follows the rapture, and as a result they see the entire seventieth week as the day of the Lord or the wrath of God. And yet they see the first half of the tribulation as a time of peace when a great revival takes place. In the Thessalonian passage it clearly states in verse 3 that "destruction will come upon them suddenly." Another passage that confirms this is 2 Peter 3:10, "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up." It is clear that the question to be answered is: (Question:) who is Christ coming to as a thief? In 1 Thessalonians 5:4 Paul writes, "But you brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief." It is clear in the Revelation passage that the warning (Answer:) is to those who are asleep. In both cases the picture is the same- for the one who is not awake (unbelievers) the coming will be like a thief; however, for the one that is awake (believers), the coming will not be like a thief. [51]



Paul, wrote that, “the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night” when reminding the Thessalonians of his previous instructions to them about the Second Coming. Here is what Paul wrote. [52]

"Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people (unbelievers) are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they (unbelievers) will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)."
  • When Paul says, “the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night,” notice that he is referring to “people,” “them,” and “they,” Paul is making a distinction between the believers and the unbelievers. Consider what Paul says to the believers in verse four - “But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.” He is telling them that the Day of the Lord will not surprise the believers, because they know what will happen first. On the other hand, Christ’s return on the Day of the Lord will surprise the unbelieving world.



Again, in Revelation, Jesus reminds and warns His followers that if they do not stay awake, His return will surprise them like a thief. [53]

"Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you (Revelation 3:3).
"Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed" (Revelation 16:15)
  • Believers will be aware of the general time of Christ’s return but unbelievers will be caught off guard when Jesus Christ returns to earth “like a thief in the night.” Therefore, don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, many signs will occur before Jesus Christ returns to gather up His Church.

Olivet discourse

Jesus, in the Olivet discourse, tells us to watch for the signs and uses the fig tree as an example. In Matthew 24:32-33 He says, "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door." He goes on in verse 36 to tell us that we do not know the day or the hour, but as Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5:1, we do know the times and the seasons. [54]


Christians will be Persecuted

Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matthew 5:11
  • “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit." Mark 13:9-11
  • “But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. This will result in your being witnesses to them. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict." Luke 21:12-15
  • "But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you." Matthew 10:17-20

Christians will be Martyrs

  • And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. Daniel 8:23-24
  • In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world John 16:33
  • And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. Mark 13:20
  • Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. Matt. 24:9
  • "And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death." Matthew 10:21
  • "You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me." Luke 21:16
  • "They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service." John 16:2
  • "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held" Revelation 6:9
  • "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." Revelation 13:7
  • And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4


The gathering

"But relative to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and our gathering together to [meet] Him, we beg you, brethren, Not to allow your minds to be quickly unsettled or disturbed or kept excited or alarmed, whether it be by some [pretended] revelation of [the] Spirit or by word or by letter [alleged to be] from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has [already] arrived and is here. Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the [a]apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great [b]falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition), Who opposes and exalts himself so proudly and insolently against and over all that is called God or that is worshiped, [even to his actually] taking his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

This passage is quite clear that the rapture cannot occur until the Antichrist is revealed, which will happen at the midpoint of the Tribulation! [55]

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and [a]beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory [in brilliancy and splendor]. And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect (His chosen ones) from the four winds, [even] from one end of the [b]universe to the other." Matthew 24:29-31

This passage is quite clear that the rapture of believers will not occur until Jesus' 2nd coming, with a loud trumpet call. It is also clear that these cosmic signs (sun & moon darkened & stars falling from the sky) correspond with the 6th Seal Judgement in Revelation 6 which occurs during the second half of the Tribulation). [56]

"Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel of God). We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (transformed). In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed)." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

This passage of Scripture is also quite clear. The rapture of believers (along with receiving resurrection bodies) occurs at the last trumpet.The only trumpets mentioned in Scripture are during the 2nd half of the Tribulation (Revelation 8-9). [57]

"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first. Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord!" 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Again, it is clear that Scripture equates the rapture of believers with a loud trumpet call which, according to Scripture, can only occur sometime after the midpoint of the Tribulation. [58]

The Return of Jesus

Acts 1:6-11

So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when You will reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel? He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know [b]what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed [c]years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power. But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. And when He had said this, even as they were looking [at Him], He was caught up, and a cloud received and carried Him away out of their sight. And while they were gazing intently into heaven as He went, behold, two men [dressed] in white robes suddenly stood beside them, Who said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus, Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in [just] the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven.


John 14:1-4

DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me. In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also. And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way.


The Resurrection

John 5:25-29

Believe Me when I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the time is coming and is here now when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear it shall live. For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent. And He has given Him authority and granted Him power to execute (exercise, practice) judgment because He is [a]a Son of man [very man]. Do not be surprised and wonder at this, for the time is coming when all those who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, And they shall come out--those who have practiced doing good [will come out] to the resurrection of [new] life, and those who have done evil will be raised for judgment [raised to meet their sentence].

Todo [59]: Related verses: Mark 12:18-27, Luke 14:12-14, Acts 4:2, 17:18, 29-32, 23:6; 24:15-16, 21, Romans 4:17, 5:17, 6:5, 8, 8:11, 11:15, 1 Corinthians 6:14-15, 15:23, 2 Corinthians 1:9, 4:14, 5:1-10, Philippians 3:10-11, 21, Colossians 1:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Timothy 2:18, Hebrews 6:2, 11:19, 35, Revelation 20:12-13

Catholic prophecies

  • Rapture [60][61][62][63][64]
    • The Rapture or "millions missing" fable was invented by 2 Jesuits and is held by most "Protestants" today....It ranks right up there with the fantasy of the moving earth and evolution.... No matter how bizarre the believe system is, if it will undermine the Reformation, the Jesuits will embrace it with all the enthusiasm of a fanatic.[65]. Authors were: Francisco Ribera and Robert Bellarmine
  • Prophecy of the Popes
    • The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with a later added pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.
    • St. Malachy was reported to have possessed the powers of levitation, healing, and clairvoyance. While on his way to the Vatican to assume the post of papal legate for Ireland, he fell into trance and saw a line of papal reigns stretching from the successor to Innocent II and extending through centuries to the last of the line, identified as Peter of Rome. Malachy assigned short descriptions in Latin to each pope when he committed his vision to paper. These mottoes usually refer to a family name, birthplace, coat-of-arms, or office held before election to the papacy. Some of the phrases are multiple prophecies, written with ingenious word play. For example, Pius II, who reigned for only 26 days in 1503, was aptly described as "De Parvo Homine" (from a little man). His family name was Piccolomini, Italian for "little man."[66]
    • The current Pope Benedict is number 111 on St.Malachy's list of 111 Popes. An un-numbered name appears at the end of the list and may have been added at a later date.
    • Here is the prophecy for the last name on the list called "Peter the Roman':"In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Petrus Romanus, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End."
    • Petrus Romanus is not a Pope because he is not numbered. There is a roman cardinal named Peter which people think may be the next Pope, but I doubt it.
    • Malachy's final words: "Rome, the seat of the Vatican, will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people." In 1909, while granting an audience, pope Pius X leaned back and closed his eyes. Suddenly he "awoke" and cried out: "What I see is terrifying. Will it be myself? Will it be my successor? What is certain is that the pope will quit Rome, and in leaving the Vatican, he will have to walk over the dead bodies of his priests."

Cataclysms

  • Todo: Physical destruction prophecy interpretation (references to: earthquakes / volcanoes / flooding / droughts / unusual astronomical phenomena / etc.)

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Earth Signs

  • Earthquakes (make ref of Job 38:1-32)
    • Luke 21:10-11; Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
    • Mark 13:8; For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
    • Matt. 24:7;For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
  • Hail (make ref of Job 38:1-32)
  • Tsunamis (every mountain will flee)

Astrological Signs

  • The Moon (See Black Sun for verses on moon)
  • The stars

Spiritual signs

  • False prophets
  • ...


  • 2 Parts Cataclysms? (Preceding Tribulations and 2nd Half Tribulations)
    • Part 1: 4 horseman of the apocalypse (Human part: Those are the events that will bring the Antichrist into power which will begin the 7 year tribulations)
      • They represent Conquest (White), War (Red), Famine (Black), Death (Pale green or pale). Since the main theme of the 4 horses are domination, and we see in Rev 6:1-2 "I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals...." we have to rule out Jesus as the rider of the horse or any positive/righteous force.
    • Part 2: Tribulation, Vials and Trumpets of Revelations (Divine Judgment)


  • The Sun
    • Sun turning black
      • "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come." Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20
      • "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;" Revelation 6:12
      • "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light," Mark 13:24
      • "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:" Matthew 24:29
      • "The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining." Joel 3:15
      • "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come." Joel 2:31
      • "The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:" Joel 2:10
      • "For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine." Isaiah 13:10
    • Sun Dimming
      • Revelation 8:12 "And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise."
    • Sun scorch the earth
      • Revelation 16:8 "And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire."
      • Revelation 16:9 "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."
      • "Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. " Isaiah 30:26
    • Other prophecies/past events involving the sun


  • Book of Revelation envisioned an army of 200 million
    • Revelation 9:16
      • To be fulfilled: End Times In Revelation 9:16, the Bible says that an army of 200 million will one day be assembled. This prophecy, obviously, hasn't been fulfilled yet, at least not literally. But, as the world's population rises above 6 billion, it is increasingly possible for a coalition of countries to amass an army of 200 million, and this would have been unthinkable even 100 years ago. Revelation 9:16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number. [68]
  • Euphrates river will be dried up
    • In Revelation 16:12, it is prophesied that the Euphrates will dry up in preparation for the Battle of Armageddon: "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."
    • In Revelation 9:14-16, it said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.
    • Iraq’s Euphrates River Dries Up, Adding to Drought, NYT Reports
      • The Euphrates River in Iraq is drying up because of upstream dams in Syria and Turkey, adding to a drought that’s lasted two years, the New York Times reported, citing local residents and officials. Rice and wheat fields along the river have turned to parched land and fishing boats sit on dry river and canal beds, the newspaper reported. Older residents say it’s the worst they can remember, the paper said, citing Sayid Diyia, a fisherman who was out of work sitting in a cafe near the river. Iraqi officials blame the Turkish and Syrian governments for policies that have cut flows to Iraq, which has no treaties on water supplies, the paper said. There are at least seven dams on the Euphrates in Iraq’s northern neighbors, it said.


  • Wormwood Star
    • Different interpretations
      • Spiritual
      • Material
        • Asteroid / comet (Apophis?)
          • We can readily ascertain from the description that Apophis is not a candidate for the fulfillment of this prophecy. Of all the natural phenomena, a comet appears most likely. First, it is not as solid as an asteroid. Second, it has volatile materials embedded throughout it, mate-rial that may react to the heat of hitting the earth’s atmosphere in such a way as to make a bitterly, rather poisonous, alkaline substance akin to absinthe or Belladonna. Third, in order to fall on deep sources of water and rivers, the object cannot be in one piece when it arrives in the atmosphere. The earth’s gravitational field, or the bombs of men, for that matter, could disrupt and scatter its pieces enough to spread the plague, as it were. Thus it would affect a third of what appears to be all fresh water. Scripturally speaking, the star fulfills directly the prophecy of Jeremiah 9:15 [70]
          • Hypothesis... Is it the The Lucifer Project? (See video: 2010 - Peter Hyams - The Birth Scene). The ignition of Saturn into a new Sun would create a nuclear explosion that could bring radioactive/toxic material to earth. ( also see Sol Invictus meanning "Unconquered Sun").
      • Consequences
        • Revelation 8:11 " ...and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."


  • Smoke from the bottomless pit
    • Bible references bottomless pit
      • Explain: The smoke from the bottomless pit is probably when the earth inner sun will be expanding/warming up, and burning all vegetation on the inner surface/continents according to the hollow earth theory and the expanding earth theory. (This can be cross referenced with Job 1:7 "And the Lord said to Satan, From where did you come? Then Satan answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.")
        • This is the same time when the locust come out of the bottomless pit to hurt all men except those "men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads"

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  • G. H. Pember
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    • George Hawkins Pember was born in 1837. He was educated at Cambridge University where he took his M.A. in Classics at age twenty-six. Upon his conversion to Christ, Pember determined to devote his scholastic talents to a close and comprehensive study of the Scriptures for the benefit of God's people. His penchant for meticulous scholarship, extensive knowledge of ancient cultures, and keen spiritual insight combined to produce works of a quality and depth with few parallels in Christian expository literature.

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