The ‘revolt’ – ‘falling away’ – ‘great apostasy’?
The conversion of all Israel?
The arrival of THE Antichrist?
The coming out of the Ark of the Covenant?
Before we begin I wish to quote two verses of Scripture which may be a help and guide as we research further: “(God) Who has delivered us and called us by His holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world…Know also this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures, more than of God, having an appearance indeed of godliness but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid…For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables” (2T 1:9; 3:1-5; 4:3,4).
“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of the elect of God and the acknowledging of the truth, which is according to godliness, unto the hope of life everlasting, which God, Who lies not, has promised before the times of the world, but has in due times manifested His word in preaching, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our Saviour” (Tt 1:1-3).
The ‘revolt’ – ‘falling away’ – ‘the great apostasy’?
I include a note here from ‘The Catholic Dictionary.’
“Apostasy is of three kinds: that from the Christian faith; that from ecclesiastical obedience; and that from a religious profession or from Holy Orders.”
“Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition… (2Th 2:3).
‘a revolt’ could mean those who have given up the faith and fallen away from God. It could also mean and include those who are non-Christians (e.g. Muslims and Jews) who fight and persecute true Christians. The ‘revolt’, falling away, apostasy really started in the modern age on 15 January 1953 when Angelo Roncalli knelt down to the Freemason president of France, Vincent Auriol and received from him the red hat, symbol of a cardinal. This same Roncalli became Pope John XXIII in 1958, (taking the same name as the 37th Antipope John XXIII who ‘reigned’ from 1410-1415). The Masonic number is 13, and so in taking John XXIII for the second time, Satan had his number secretly shown to all satanic worshipers as X-XIII. Roncalli handed over to Satan the control of the Vatican structure – but not the Church. Jesus said: “I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Mt 16:18). The errors of Zionism and Masonry are accelerating at an alarming rate, and is reaching its climax as of 2015. I will deal with this in more detail under section on The Antichrist.
The attacks against the Church, the Holy Eucharist, traditional Catholic teachings, the family, marriage, Family Planning Association (formerly called National Birth Control Association), education, enforced acceptance of homosexual life styles, money manipulation by the international bankers, lewd television and press, manipulated voting process, are some of the examples of this ‘revolt.’ The revolt happening now, continues to accelerate, and as we will see in the next question it has been foretold of those so-called Christians: “But you stand by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear. For if God has not spared the natural branches, fear lest perhaps also He spare not you. See then the goodness and the severity of God: towards them indeed that are fallen, the severity; but towards you, the goodness of God, if you abide in goodness. Otherwise you also shall be cut off” (Rm 11:21,22).
The conversion of all Israel?
“I say then, have they so stumbled, that they should fall? God forbid! But by their offence salvation is come to the Gentiles, that they may be emulous of them. Now if the offence of them be the riches of the world and the diminution of them the riches of the Gentiles, how much more the fulness of them? For if the loss of them be the reconciliation of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?” (Rm 11:11,12,15).
It is obvious here that Jesus is delighted to receive His own people back into the fold, from whom He took His earthly heritage. Mary His Mother did say: “He has received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever” (Lk 1:54,55).
“Well, because of unbelief they were broken off. But you stand by faith” (Rm 11:20-22).
It is here that I speculate the ‘revolt’ is taking place and the numbers of ‘true Christians’ is diminishing because of disbelief in doctrine, and because of their being enamored with worldliness. Because of this apostasy, they will be cut off from grace, even as the Jews fell from grace through unbelief, but now those fallen Jews will be grafted back in. This is not necessarily a simultaneous event, but events which will and are most probably taking place at this time.
“For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in, and so all Israel should be saved, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, He that shall deliver and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. And this is to them My covenant, when I shall take away their sins.” (Rm 11:25-27).
Jesus is the One Who has come ‘out of Sion’ and has delivered those who accept His grace. He keeps His covenant, and so the conversion of Israel takes place, whether gradually or all of a sudden I do not know, but it does happen.
The coming out of the Ark of the Covenant?
“And when Jeremias perceived it, he blamed them, saying: The place shall be unknown, till God gather together the congregation of the people, and receive them to mercy. And we hope that God, Who has delivered His people, and has rendered to all the inheritance, and the kingdom, and the priesthood, and the sanctuary, as He promised in the law, will shortly have mercy upon us, and will gather us together from every land under heaven into the holy place. For He has delivered us out of great perils, and has cleansed the place.” (2M 2:7,17-19).
In our worldly understanding it would appear from the text: ‘The place shall be unknown, till God gather together the congregation of the people, and receive them to mercy’ that the Ark of the Covenant will come out only after all the Jews have joined with the remaining people of Christianity in the Mystical Body of Christ.
By referring to the Haydock notes in the Douay Rheims Bible we will see that St. Jerome shows, by divers examples, that this expression ‘till’ of the Evangelist was a manner of speaking usual among the Hebrews, to denote by the word until, only what is done, without any regard to the future. God said to His Divine Son: “Sit on My right hand till I make Thy enemies Thy footstool” (Psalm 109). Shall He sit no longer after His enemies are subdued?
Consequently, I believe that there will be a herald, an official messenger, a forerunner who precedes, conveys or proclaims the calling together of all professed Christendom to the battle of the ages. This herald is the seventh trumpet, and this trumpet is the Ark of the Covenant. “Behold I send My angel, and he shall prepare the way before My face. And presently the Lord, Whom you seek, and the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to His temple. Behold, he comes, saith the Lord of hosts” (Mal 3:1). It is also written: “Behold I will send My angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared” (Ex 23:20); and again: “As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold I send My angel before thy face, who shall prepare the way before thee” (Mk 1:2). Remember the promise: “For the Lord God doth nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets” (Am 3:7).
When Jeremiah says in the above quote: ‘And we hope that God, Who has delivered His people, and has rendered to all the inheritance, and the kingdom, and the priesthood, and the sanctuary, as He promised in the law, will shortly have mercy upon us’ this ‘hope’ is delivered to ‘all’ and I believe that ‘all’ the true believers will be joined in the battle and will have the Ark as a visible sign for gathering the believers into the one fold.
I can also state that the preparation for the recovery of the Ark of the Covenant was started in the 1980’s. The spiritual Ark is already in existence since 29 September 1998. A major portion of the physical is completed as of 2015.
The arrival of THE Antichrist?
“I considered the horns, and behold another little horn sprung out of the midst of them and three of the first horns were plucked up at the presence thereof, and behold eyes like the eyes of a man were in this horn, and a mouth speaking great things” (Dn 7:8).
If we can discover who or what is this ‘little horn’ we will be well on the way to discover the timing of the four questions asked above. I am going to be bold here and say that the three horns are the systems of Zionism, Freemasonry and Communism. I am going to go further out on to the limb and say that the ‘little horn’ is a Jewish politician, from the tribe of Dan (which tribe is excluded from the tribes of Israel mentioned in Apoc 7:4-8). He is ‘little’ because he is presently not well known, and because he is in a rather inauspicious position – but he will soon strike and proclaim himself the ‘Messiah.’ The Zionist and Jewish wealth of the world will pour into his coffers at unprecedented rates. He will take full authority over the above ‘three horns’ and the rest of the world to do as he pleases. He is ruthless personified. He is Antichrist.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition who opposes and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God” (2Th 2:3,4).
Jesus Himself warned us: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Mt 7:15).
St. Paul warned us: “I know that after my departure ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock” (Ac 20:29).
St. Peter warned us as he praised the writings of St. Paul and how those who fall away “…in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, brethren, knowing these things before, take heed, lest being led aside by the error of the unwise, you fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and unto the day of eternity, Amen” (2P 3:16-18).
There is a curious note in St. Paul’s writings in which he speaks of ‘my gospel’ and of ‘our gospel.’ Judge for yourself and see what you come up with. Remember that St. Paul admonished the Galatians: “I wonder that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel, which is not another, only there are some that trouble you and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema” (Ga 1:6-9). He then goes on to say: “For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man, for neither did I receive it of man nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Ga 1:11,12). So then it seems to me that there were errors preached which were contrary to what Jesus taught us but also what Saints Peter and Paul were preaching and we are being warned to be alert!
Listen to what St Paul says: “Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholds, that he may be revealed in his time…Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel…” (2T 2:5,6,8). “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel…Now to Him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity” (Rm 2:16; 16:25). “For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes” (1Th 1:5). “And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost…” (2Co 4:3). “Whereunto also He hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2Th 2:13).
Now let us delve into the possible identity of THE Antichrist and THE False Prophet as they go together – at least they go to Hell together! (Apoc 19:20).
“For the mystery of iniquity already works, only that he who now holds do hold, until he be taken out of the way” (2Th 2:7).
What is this ‘iniquity’? It is both temporal and spiritual, both an attack against the material lives and the spiritual well being of all humanity. It is an attack by an organized system against all aspects of the lives of human beings living on the face of the earth today. The system is Zionism, Freemasonry and Communism. Their single emerging leader is the ‘little horn’, yet to be identified. The one who holds is the Vicar of Christ, and he held until 1958, at which time the Freemason John XXIII took control of the Papacy, and the actions of John XXIII have never been condemned by any of the succeeding pontiffs. On 28 April 1738, Pope Clement XII declared in his encyclical ‘In Eminenti,’ condemnation of Freemasonry, calling it the Synagogue of Satan, and excommunicated any Catholic who joined. This act of a prelate of the Church kneeling down to a Satanic Institution Master disqualifies him from serving in the Church, and according to the Canon Law 2335 which was in force at that time reads: “Persons joining associations of the Masonic sect or any others of the same kind which plot against the Church and legitimate civil authorities contract ‘ipso facto’ excommunication simply reserved to the Apostolic See.” (‘Ipso facto’ – means by that very fact or act). Through Zionism and Communism, Ecclesiastical Masonry took control of the Vatican, and as such, were able to change the Canon Law to eliminate their name from direct condemnation. With the acknowledgment as satan as his worshipful master, Angelo Roncalli was not only a false prophet, a heretic, but also was ‘ipso facto’ excommunicated, and as such his elevation to cardinal, and subsequent election to be the Vicar of Christ on earth as Pope John XXIII is null and void. Furthermore, under Angelo Roncalli, also known as ‘Pope John XXIII’ there has arisen, through the Second Vatican Council, a false religion which has attempted to replaced the truth as taught by Jesus and His Apostles. The House of God is fragmented and given over to ‘the rights of man,’ it is now dedicated to the honor of man, not our Almighty God and Saviour. New age, crystals, zodiac signs, pornography, homosexuality and same sex unions, promoted by the ecumenical church of error, have stolen very many souls from the once Holy Roman Catholic Church. So many things are wrong that the whole Roman structure has failed, is failing, and goes the way of Shiloh, and the old fallen temple of Jerusalem. In short, the Vicar of Christ ‘has been taken out of the way’ in 1958!
“And then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, him whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders, And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish, because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved…” (2Th 2:8,9,10).
At the present time the ‘wicked one’ is the system of world government in which sin is extolled in public and private life, in the press, in finance, and in every walk of life. Truth is denied, and like Pilate the rulers of the world say ‘What is truth?’ However, the believing Christian will be aware that the evil system breeds ‘the man of sin,’ and so be alerted that the Antichrist is lurking somewhere near.
“Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying: That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity” (2Th 2:10,11).
This is obvious as the world population in general accept the dictates of those in charge of their daily lives, they do not want to give up the ‘easy life, the good life’ and accept the Cross of Christ. “Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle” (2Th 2:14).
“And I saw a beast coming up out the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns, ten diadems, and upon his heads, names of blasphemy” (Apoc 13:1).
‘And I saw a beast coming up out the sea’: The ‘sea’ is a spiritual term which is sometimes used to denote ‘many nations,’ and in this case could mean the United Nations. It could also mean the Mediterranean Sea, which washes the shores of modern day Israel and Palestine.
The seven heads represents the beast having complete supremacy over the whole world.
The ten horns represents complete control over all communication, like news print, radio, TV, and internet in the world.
The ten diadems is the Antichrist commandments replacing the Ten Commandments of God with Satan’s own diabolical commandments.
The names of blasphemy are his seven deadly sins of Pride, Lust, Greed, Anger, Sloth, Envy, and Gluttony violate the word of God and the seven cardinal virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, Fortitude, Justice and Temperance.
In summary, the Antichrist is the beast coming up out of many nations, is the political leader appointed by the Devil to set up his diabolical kingdom of hatred and violence in the world, to bring all humanity into subjection to his evil works. This diabolical man is now in the world (as of 2015), and will soon make his ascent to the control room of evil.
In order to identify this beast, we must look at:
a). Who in the world today control all the elements of money, political appointments, at each national level, as well as in globalist institutions?
b). Who controls what people will hear on radio, see on television, or read in national papers or internet?
c). Who really in the world has the power to deny Christ, and object when someone denies their anti -Christ religion?
The answer is simple – Israel of the Israelis, not Israelites. “For all are not Israelites that are of Israel. Neither are all they that are the seed of Abraham, children: but in Isaac shall your seed be called.” (Rm 9:6,7).
“And the beast which I saw was like to 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 own strength and great power” (Apoc 13:2).
The ‘dragon’ is Satan himself. The leopard crouches in hiddenness, ready to pounce at the most opportune time for him, with powerful ability to pull apart like a bear, and with the roar of his ‘lion’ voice, to strike fear into all who oppose him, thus destroying all his enemies. He is the small horn who overcomes all other would be supremacists on earth. Zionism/Masonry/Communism in all their forms is the deadly combination and the most important tool and weapon of Satan. Who best describes this leopard, bear and lion? Who sits in the background commanding all leaders to obey their money? The Israeli Zionist lobby in every country of the world.
When Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel by the Lord) was dying, he prophesied over his twelve sons. Of Dan he said: “Dan shall judge his people like another tribe in Israel. Let Dan be a snake in the way, a serpent in the path, that bites the horse’s heels, that his rider may fall backward. I will look for Thy salvation, O Lord” (Gn 49:16-18). This is a strange verse. Consider the part where he says: Dan shall judge his people like another tribe in Israel, which in fact it did through Samson who was a Danite. Let Dan be a snake in the way, a serpent in the path, that bites the horse’s heels, that his rider may fall backward. The snake at the horse’s heels is a warning to trusting and unsuspecting the people who allow the snake entry unto their path!
In the Apocalypse it is written: “And I heard the number of them that were signed, an hundred forty-four thousand were signed, of every tribe of the children of Israel” (Apoc 7:4), except in the naming of the tribes, Dan is omitted! Why? Because the Antichrist is from this tribe of Israel. Obviously the Jews will follow a Jew who is Antichrist. We must watch for a relatively unknown Jew from the tribe of Dan to make his ascent into the control room of diabolical power. Jewish obsession with control and power is age-old and scriptural. Remember the High Priest Caiphas who claimed that it was better for one man (Jesus Christ) to die for the people than the whole nation perish. (Jn 11:49,50). The nation which crucified Christ, died themselves, and now are the kingmakers of the world. The beast which was dead, is alive and thriving, ‘his death’s wound was healed, and all the earth was in admiration after the beast.’ (Apoc 13:12).
Jesus Himself said: “I am come in the Name of My Father, and you receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive…Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuses you, Moses, in whom you trust.” (Jn 5:43,45).
“For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell you weeping) that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction: whose God is their belly: and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things” (Phil 3:18,19).
“And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His Name, and His Tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven” (Apoc 13:6).
Throughout the world today, we hear blasphemies on TV, in movies, in public assemblies, and in government agencies. In co-operation with the False Prophet condemnation is made of religious assemblies, particularly ‘Christians,’ and more particularly against ‘Catholics.’
Remember that Eucharistic man is the fulfillment of Christianity, just as Christianity was the fulfillment of Judaism, and in the fulfilling of the Seven Sacraments, Eucharistic man receives the very fulness of God, and God dwells in him, and has His Tabernacle in him and with him. This is the ‘Revelation of Jesus Christ’ as was referred to in the first five words of the Apocalypse 1:1. It must be stated here that in the parable of the sower, Judaism is the thirty fold; Christianity is the sixty fold; and Eucharistedness is the one hundred fold. (Mt 13:8).
It is in Eucharistic man that the prayer of Jesus is fulfilled, “Father, Thy Kingdom come…on earth, as it is in Heaven.” Why else would the Antichrist open ‘his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His Name, and His Tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven’? Consider for a moment your concept of Heaven. You rightly think that it is ‘up there’ somewhere! After all, Jesus ascended into Heaven, (Lk 24:51) and it also says: “No man has ascended into Heaven, but He that descended from Heaven, the Son of man who is in Heaven.” (Jn 3:13) If Heaven is ‘up there,’ then what good would it do to blaspheme ‘them that dwell in heaven’? Why would they blaspheme His Name, if His Name were up in Heaven? Why would they blaspheme His Tabernacle if it were in Heaven, ‘up there’? The answer is very simple, and taken on faith, and in faith, Eucharistic man is on earth, terra firma, with the promised completeness of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, for Heaven is now joined to earth in the Eternal Virgin Eucharistic Church. This ‘heaven’ is the Catholic Church which defeats Satan.
Having started this article by asking what is the order of the events, I now speculate as follows:
1. The ‘revolt’ – ‘falling away’ – ‘great apostasy’?
2. The arrival of THE Antichrist?
3. The coming out of the Ark of the Covenant?
4. The conversion of all Israel?
Points 1 and 4 are in my opinion correct, 2 and 3 may be reversed, but their timing is very close together.
For more information on some of these points, read: ‘Understanding the Apocalypse’. www.kingshipofchrist.org