“A faithful friend is the medicine of life and immortality, and they that fear the Lord shall find him” (Sirach 6:16).
Sometimes we need a little reminder of how we all break the Ten Commandments (Ex 20:1-17).
Here are some suggestions:
The First Commandment
I am the Lord thy God, Who brought thee out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
Do I give God enough time every day in prayer?
Do I seek to love Him with my whole heart?
Do I seek to accept happily God’s Word as taught in Holy Scripture?
Have I received Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin?
Have I ever deliberately told a lie or withheld a mortal sin in Confession?
Have I been angry with God?
Do I trust that God will care for all of my material and spiritual needs?
Do I have excessive love for money, jewelry, cars, food, drugs, sex, etc., more than for God?
Have I been involved with superstitious occult practices, like fortunetellers, tea-leaf readers, horoscopes, astrology, ouija board?
The Second Commandment
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the Name of the Lord his God in vain.
Have I used God’s Name in vain, lightly or carelessly?
Have I used the Name of Jesus scurrilously, as in swearing, or abbreviations like “Gee”etc.?
Have I said that “God said…” when I knew God did not say!
The Third Commandment
Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
Six days shalt thou labor, and shalt do all thy works.
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work on it.
Do I keep the Precepts of the Church?
Do I attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation?
Do I go to Confessions at least once a month?
Do I go to Holy Communion at least once a month, and during the Easter season?
Do I keep holy the Holy Days of Obligation?
Do I observe the prescribed days of fast and abstinence?
Have I done unnecessary work, like mowing the lawn, or have I been involved in commerce, revelry, sports and gambling on the Sabbath or Holy Days?
Do I contribute to the upkeep of the Church with tithing and charitable works of mercy?
The Fourth Commandment
Honor thy father and thy mother,
as the Lord thy God has commanded thee,
that thou may live a long time, and it may be well with thee.
Do I honor, obey and respect my parents?
Have I neglected my duties to my spouse and my children?
Have I given my family good religious example?
Do I bring peace to my home life, not speaking ill of any one?
Do I care for and assist my brothers and sisters?
Do I care for my aged and infirm relatives?
Am I obedient to those in authority over me?
Do I seek to boss and control others outside of my authority?
The Fifth Commandment
Thou shalt not kill.
Have I used any method of contraception or artificial birth control?
Have I mutilated myself through any form of sterilization?
Have I been guilty of masturbation?
Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?
Have I had an abortion or encouraged anyone to have an abortion?
Do I support or vote for those (like politicians and medical (personnel) who advocate abortion, homosexual activities, homosexual marriages, and/or contraception?
Have I assisted or recommended euthanasia, or other kinds of killing.
Have I harmed anyone physically?
Did I give scandal to anyone, thereby leading them into sin?
Have I been angry or resentful, or slandered anyone?
Have I harbored hatred in my heart?
The Sixth Commandment
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Have I been faithful to my marriage vows, in desire, thoughts and action?
Have I engaged in any unlawful sexual activity in marriage?
Have I engaged in any sexual activity outside of marriage?
Do I seek to be chaste in my thoughts, words and actions?
Have I sought to control dangerous thoughts, such as lust?
Am I careful to dress so as to avoid an immodest suggestion?
Do I respect all members of the opposite sex?
Have I thought of other people as sex objects?
Have I supported or condoned in any way homosexual (‘same sex’) ‘marriages’?
If I am divorced or separated:–
Have I asked forgiveness for offending my spouse in our elationship?
Have I asked forgiveness for being offended by my spouse?
Do I recognize my part in the failure of my marriage?
Do I accept responsibility for the failure of my marriage?
The Seventh Commandment
Thou shalt not steal.
Do I steal the innocence of children.
Do I do a full day’s work for a full day’s pay?
Have I stolen what is not mine?
Do I take “small” things home from work.
Have I returned or made restitution for what I have stolen?
Do I waste time at work, school, or at home, to the injury of myself and others?
Do I gamble excessively, thereby denying my family of their needs?
Do I pay my debts promptly?
Am I sincere in my dealings with others?
Do I seek to share what I have with the poor?
The Eighth Commandment
Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Have I told lies, or exaggerated, or gossiped?
Have I spoken injuriously behind someone else’s back?
Am I uncharitable in my thoughts towards of others?
Do I keep secret what should be kept confidential?
The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
Have I consented to impure thoughts, undue speech or attention about co-workers or others?
Have I caused impure thoughts by reading, movies or conversation?
Do I seek to control my dangerous imagination?
Do I pray to banish impure thoughts and temptations?
The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods,
nor his field, nor his employees, nor any thing that is his.
Have I enticed an employee of another firm to come to work for my firm.
Have I enhanced my position at the expense of my others.
Am I jealous or envious of others’ possessions or families?
Am I greedy or selfish?
Are material possessions the purpose of my life?
The Seven Cardinal Virtues are:
Faith; Hope; Charity; Prudence; Fortitude; Justice; Temperance.
The seven deadly sins are:
Pride; Lust; Greed; Anger; Sloth; Envy; Gluttony.
Have I overcome the seven deadly sins with the seven Cardinal virtues?
Have I replaced pride with faith? (Pride is the worship of the god of human reason and haughtiness, of technology and progress).
Lust with hope? (Lust offers worship to the god of sexuality and impurity).
Greed with charity? (Greed worships the god of money).
Anger with prudence (sound judgement and conduct)? (Anger worships the god of discord and division. It causes one to be aggressive, assertive, resentful, bitter, and argumentative).
Sloth with fortitude? (Sloth disseminates the worship of fear of public opinion and of exploitation).
Envy with justice? (Envy offers worship to the idol of war and of violence).
Gluttony with temperance? (Gluttony offers worship to the so highly extolled idols of hedonism, of materialism and of pleasure).
Before we begin I wish to quote some verses of Scripture which may be a help and guide us as we research further, remembering that the Holy Bible which was given to us by the Catholic Church, and begins with the mysterious words: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth…” (Gn 1:1). Saint John also begins his Gospel with the words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word, the same was in the beginning with God” (Jn 1:1,2).
Before the Times of the World
The obvious question would be where was God before ‘the beginning’, and what happened in that era before ‘the beginning’? Saint Paul alerts us to this ‘eternity’ before ‘the beginning’ by stating: “(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” (2T 1:9), and again: “…the hope of Life Everlasting, which God, Who lies not, has promised before the times of the world…” (Tt 1:2). Saint Peter gives us more information when he says: “…foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times for you” (1P 1:20). Saint Jude sheds more light about those times: “And the angels who kept not their principality but forsook their own habitation, He has reserved under darkness in everlasting chains, unto the judgment of the great day” (Jude 1:6).
A key to understanding ‘before the times of the world,’ and ‘before the foundation of the world’ is found in the verse “…from the womb before the day star I begot thee” (Ps 109:3). Since the daystar was created at the ‘beginning’ of creation, then it is self evident that there was tremendous activity in the heart of God the Father before this. It is also evident that ‘man’ was not yet made in the physical material sense, then this ‘womb’ had to have a mystical or spiritual significance that transcends our human understanding. Therefore we must seek Divine revelation, help and understanding in order to find the event and meaning of ‘the womb.’ Was it just ‘Jesus’ Who was formed in the womb in eternity? Obviously not as God said to the Prophet Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb of thy mother, I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you” (Jr 1:5). So God, Who formed Jeremiah ‘before’ he entered the womb of his mother, ‘knew him,’ then how did He know him?
There remains one more question which I would like to propose and that is this: Since Jesus Who knew not sin (2Co 5:21), was formed in the womb in eternity, then that womb had to be by definition immaculate. We know that His Mother is Immaculate Mary had to be sinless and it is her womb in which we all were mystically conceived and known therefore by God before the creation of the world. But God, Who is God, knew beforehand that ‘man’ would sin, so He withheld Immaculate Mary from the progeny of Eve, thus making way for the immaculate birth, which birth was totally different from ‘births’ as we know them today. God said to Eve: “I will multiply thy sorrows, and thy conceptions, in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children” (Gn 3:16). Mary did not conceive in sorrow, because She said: “My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because He has regarded the humility of His handmaid, for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed, because He that is mighty has done great things in me, and Holy is His Name” (Lk 1:46-49). Jesus was not born in the pain of childbirth, but came as a ‘light’ and painless through the womb of Mary. He confirmed this: “I am come, a Light into the world, that whosoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness” (Jn 12:46).
In our immaculate state in the heart of God the Father in eternity, did He instruct us about life before He allowed us to enter the womb of our earthly biological mother, or did He just leave us to the love of our parents to be enlightened? My speculative answer is that He did enlighten us before we were placed in the womb of our mother. “God is charity, and he that abides in charity abides in God, and God in him” (1Jn 4:16). This ‘charity’ and ‘love’ is something we are born with and bring into the world. One of the first things we do when we arrive into this world is cry! Why? Because we have left, first the security and comfort of the ‘womb’ in the heart of Father God, and secondly, have left the comfort and security of our mother’s womb, and have arrived in the coldness of the world of man’s passions.
One further thought or question before I continue. Since we were all formed in the heart of God the Father in eternity, did we communicate with each other in our immaculate state? Again I give a speculative answer and say ‘yes’! My reason is that when we watch ‘innocent’ children together at play, they have love one for another and make no distinction as to class, colour, or religion. They just mutual love and joy! It is when they grow older that they learn prejudices and hatred.
After the ‘times’ before the ‘times of the World’ we come into the ‘now’ when “The Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul” (Gn 2:7). At this time He gave His angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways (Ps 90:11). It is here that we must dig a little deeper as to who and what were ‘angels.’
When God created heaven and earth, He created the heavenlies, that is the angels. In His Divine Order of His creation he assigned duties and functions to the angels, who were organized into Archangels and Angels. To the Archangel Lucifer He assigned duties over the earth. When He told His heavenlies that He was going to make ‘man’ to His own image and likeness, and the angels would assist man to come into the fulness of God. At this command, Lucifer rebelled and declared that He would not serve. This is the crucial moment in which Pride and Disobedience was openly declared. I say openly, because it is my opinion that Lucifer was already growing prideful in himself of the great responsibility given to him by God, and when he was told that he would have to serve an inferior (Hb 2:7), that is ‘man’, he revolted and disobeyed God, the Almighty Creator of Heaven, and earth.
God made man, male and female, to His own image and likeness and placed them in the Garden of Paradise with instructions not to eat the forbidden fruit (Gn 2:17). Knowing these instructions which were given to our first parents, Satan went to work on the pride of Eve, and she fell for his lies, and enticed her husband to do the same (Gn 3:6). In this instant man gave Satan his inheritance, not only of the earth, but also over himself. Now the devil was ‘master’ over man and earth. He worked on the pride of Cain and set the population of earth into two camps, the sons of God, and the sons of men. Gradually the cunning fallen angel tempted the pride, lust and disobedience of fallen man to depart from the ways of the sons of God and join the lax sinful ways of the sons of men. “And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, it repented Him that He had made man on the earth, and being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repents Me that I have made them” (Gn 6:5,6). He found only Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives faithful, and saved them in the ark, but He flooded the earth destroying all therein except for those creatures which He commanded faithful Noah to bring with him on the ark.
When the flood was over, Noah and his family arrived on a purified earth and adored God. But satan went to work to deceive man and tricked him through pride and power to disobey God. Again God called a faithful man Abraham and gave him the promise of inheritance in his seed. This promise was translated through the descendants down to the arrival of Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, Who came to redeem the ‘sons of men’ from the snares of the devil. The ‘sons of men’ did not want to be under God and inherit the gift given to Adam of the entire earth, but desired to have their own ‘kingdom’ in which they would have no king but Caesar (Jn 19:15). They killed the Son of God and declared that: “His blood be upon us and upon our children” (Mt 27:25). Their high priest Caiphas declared: “…that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not” (Jn 11:50).
This ‘nation’ of Pharisees and Sadducees is the Zionists of today. They have set up a control over the entire world which is so complete in evil, transgressing every commandment given to us by Almighty God, that it is now impossible for the few remaining ‘sons of God’ to take back from Satan that which his diabolical followers, the Zionist Jews in conjunction with the Freemasons and the Communists have established. These Zionists (Pharisees and Sadducees whom I will group together with the Freemasons and Communists, for truly they are subdivisions of Zionism), have almost total control over every aspect of life on planet earth. I say ‘almost’ because a remnant is saved and cannot be overcome (Rm 9:27). The sin and evil in the world is rampant. The control of all the governments, taxation, finance, education, religion (through ‘charity tax breaks’), production and all media, is in the hands of the Zionists. Truth is suppressed because the Zionists are liars. Jesus said to the Jews of Lucifer, who is also called Satan, and Devil: “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar, and the father thereof” (Jn 8:44).
The Zionists (Satan) has succeeded in dividing the Church given to us by Jesus Christ into two sections, the Catholic Church (not the ecumenical one), and the Protest church (with some 30,000 sects). “We know that we are of God and the whole world is seated in wickedness” (1Jn 5:19). There is only one way and one way only that man in this twenty first century can be redeemed out of the hand of the devil (Zionists), and that is by Divine intervention from Heaven. The prayer of the faithful will bring this about (Jm 5:16).
The Defeat of Satan
The first part of the defeat of the devil (Zionism) is the great battle in heaven when the devil and his fallen angels are cast out of the heavens unto the earth (Apoc 12:7-9). I am of the opinion that event has already taken place “…because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child” (Apoc 12:12,13).
The intensity of evils, provoking wars, planned poverty, starvation, famines, family destruction, unjust laws, etc., are so numerous and vile, that it is obvious the devil is cast unto the earth and is directly persecuting Christian values at every level.
The good news is that we are assured of this victory over the Zionists: “Go to now, ye rich men weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver is cankered, and the rust of them shall be for a testimony against you and shall eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up to yourselves wrath against the last days. Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, cries, and the cry of them has entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have feasted upon earth and in riotousness you have nourished your hearts, in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and put to death the Just One, and He resisted you not” (Jm 5:1-5). The true Catholic Church is the only barrier preventing the Zionists from absolute control over the earth including the cosmos. The true Catholic Church which is the Eucharistic Church is the fulfillment of Saint Paul’s prayer for the new creation: ‘May we in all things grow up in Him, Who is the Head (Ep 4:15), walking in newness of life, in the likeness of His resurrection (Rm 6:4,5), to perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ (Ep 4:13).
We said earlier that Satan has succeeded in dividing the Church given to us by Jesus Christ into two sections, the Catholic Church (not the ecumenical one), and the Protest church. There are numerous souls who have been ‘born into’ a church of error and have continued in that church of error until this present day. Our God is a merciful God and gives ear to all people and hears their cry for help, and gives them every opportunity to be saved: “Hear, O Lord, and have mercy, for Thou art a merciful God, and have pity on us for we have sinned before Thee” (Baruch 3:2). The Ark of the Covenant which was taken from the Temple by Jeremiah and hidden in Mount Nebo by the Prophet Jeremiah will be recovered, and shown to the world for those who truly want salvation. Jeremiah said: “The place shall be unknown, till God gather together the congregation of the people, and receive them to mercy” (2M 2:7). The recovery of the Ark will be a miracle of our God, and it will continue as a visible sign of the very power of our God, Who will bring this about.
It will be the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and all those on earth will have the opportunity to come into the truth of God’s Church. This will be the heralding of the death of Zionism. “The expectation of the creature waits for the revelation of the sons of God. “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope. Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groans and travails in pain, even till now. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body” (Rm 8:19-23).
The command is given: “Hurt not the earth nor the sea nor the trees, till we sign the servants of our God in their foreheads. 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 7:3,4).
“And I beheld and lo, a Lamb stood upon mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty-four thousand, having His Name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. And they sung as it were a new canticle, before the throne and before the four living creatures and the ancients: and no man could say the canticle, but those hundred forty-four thousand who were purchased from the earth. These are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb” (Apoc 14:1-4).
The second part of the defeat of the devil (Zionism) is the armies that are in heaven. “I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true, and with justice does he judge and fight. And his eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many diadems. And he had a name written, which no man knows but himself. And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood. And his name is called: THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and he treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he has on his garment and on his thigh written: King of kings and Lord of lords” (Apoc 19:11-16).
Now I said earlier that the prayer of the just avails much. This prayer brings down from Heaven those armies that are there waiting now for the battle before them. Those armies that are in Heaven are composed of the angels and the saints who have died and gone before us, but also of a number of those saints now living on earth who shall be called up to Heaven, as was St. Paul (2Co 12:2), and instructed in the Kingdom of God authority and power and living. They will be very few in number. I suspect that they will be members of the hierarchy, cardinals and bishops, the extremely few who are faithful to our Eucharistic Christ Jesus, King of All Nations, King of the Universe. There will also be priests and deacons, not many. I believe that the greatest number of those ‘called up’ will be secular. I further suspect that the total number overall shall be the 144,000 who shall reclaim the world from the evil doers: “The saints shall rejoice in glory, they shall be joyful in their beds. The high praises of God shall be in their mouth, and two-edged swords in their hands, to execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people, to bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron. To execute upon them the judgment that is written, this glory is to all His saints. Alleluia” (Ps 149:5-9).
As the first heavens and the first earth were destroyed by water, so too shall this second earth be destroyed by fire: “For this they are wilfully ignorant of: that the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting by the word of God, whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of the ungodly men…But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up…Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the Lord, by which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with the burning heat?…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. Amen” (2P 3:5-7,10,12,17).
Those faithful to Jesus Christ and ALL His teachings will be protected by Him in this Great Tribulation which is soon to be upon us. He will put His mighty hands over each and every faithful member and protect them in the coming day of the Lord.
After the fire and the destruction of the ungodly, the faithful will bury the dead for seven months to cleanse the land (Ez 39:12).
After this comes the ‘Last Judgement’ and the faithful will hear those glorious words: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mt 25:34). What exceeding joy and happiness!
Then comes the fulfillment of that great promise: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb: and the leopard shall lie down with the kid: the calf and the lion, and the sheep shall abide together, and a little child shall lead them. The calf and the bear shall feed: their young ones shall rest together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp: and the weaned child shall thrust his hand into the den of the basilisk. They shall not hurt, nor shall they kill in all my holy mountain, for the earth is filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the covering waters of the sea” (Is 11:6-9).
So be it. It be so!
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
“When you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army, then know that the desolation thereof is at hand…these are the days of vengeance, that all things may be fulfilled that are written” Lk 21:20,22.
If you are caged into a ghetto and are denied the necessities of life, then you will fight with everything at hand to alleviate the national imprisonment.
If you are attacked with rockets and guerrilla warfare, then you will attack the perpetrators with everything you have at your disposal.
These two antagonists, who are the devil’s disciples, are at full scale war with each other, so Satan has his way, and gloats. Freemasonry and Communism are also the devil’s advocates.
The Israeli Zionists are financed by the US taxpayer, while the Islamist Arabs are financed by the Arab petrodollars. Either way, the ordinary helpless citizens of the world are held to ransom, and are caught in the iron vice of oppressive power.
Jerusalem is compassed about with the Islamist army, and the desolation thereof is at hand, for these are the days of vengeance. Islam will absolutely fail.
It is time for the arrival of Petrus Romanus. Not the ‘Petrus Romanus’ as touted by a dim witted Protestant ‘author, lecturer and columnist,’ but the Petrus Romanus as foretold by Saint Malachy in his prophesies which he received from Jesus Christ. The true Petrus Romanus is the one who ‘feeds his flock among great tribulations.’ Not the misinterpretation as one who is the false prophet and the antichrist.
Clarification on Petrus Romanus is given in Understanding the Apocalypse, and may be downloaded free here.
The parallel between sin and terrorism throughout the entire world is frightening.
In every country we see permissiveness rampant and even praised by ‘political leaders’ as freedom of choice, and by ‘church leaders’ cause for reflection, study and investigation.
I speak not only of ‘assisted suicides’ and abortions, but also of homosexuality, homosexual ‘marriages’, contraception, forced transfer of children from their homes and put into ‘child protection agencies’ where they are fair game for politicians, aristocrats and other perverts of influence.
We read and hear of the pedophile and homosexual horrors committed by Roman Catholic priests, while the abuse by police forces and parents is on a scale of far more shocking than the outrages perpetrated by the clergy.
Children are now able to sue their parents if the parental control uses the rod of correction.
I wish to quote some statistics on the country of my birth. Figures show that 84 percent of the people are Catholic in the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, it was reported that only about 18 per cent of Irish people in the Republic regularly attend Mass. In 2014, it is reported that just over 50% of the population voted in the European Election. Like figures throughout the entire world may be found.
It is obvious that general apathy about religion and government is pandemic. It is obvious that people are set in a self-survival mode with no confidence in ‘outside forces.’
Well there is a reason for confidence. It is PRAYER. For those in despair I strongly recommend getting on your knees and talking with God! He says: “I know Mine and Mine know Me.” He also says: “My sheep hear My voice.” Try it! You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
There is a vast threatening force creeping across the universe, it is called ISIS, or ISIL, although they want to be called IS, that is the Islamic State. I have a better name for them. It is called the ISOT, that is, the Islamic State of Terrorism.
My question of you is this. Where are you going to stop them? In their own country? At your own shores? In your own country? On your own doorstep? In your own bedroom? Or in Hell?
Only twice in the Gospels does Jesus say: “he that readeth let him understand.” Can you understand? “When you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not (he that readeth let him understand): then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains.” Mk 13:14. Again: “When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.” Mt 24:15.
What is this desolation? It is ISOT. Is it also your apathy? Please pray, as I assure you that time is running before you find the desolation at your doorstep!
The Book of the Apocalypse (also known as the Book of Revelation) states: “Blessed is he that readeth and heareth the words of this prophecy and keepeth those things which are written in it. For the time is at hand.” Apoc 1:3.
Do not blame the government. Do not blame the church. Blame yourself first.
My book entitled The 666 is updated
It is necessary that God must “make all things new” (Apoc 21:5), as the Psalmist prophesied: “Thou shalt send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. May the glory of the Lord endure for ever, the Lord shall rejoice in His works” (Ps 103:30,31).
This renewal has already taken place as foretold by Daniel the prophet: “I beheld till thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days sat, His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like clean wool: His throne like flames of fire, the wheels of it like a burning fire…I beheld, therefore, in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the Ancient of Days, and they presented him before Him. And He gave him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve him: his power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away, and his kingdom that shall not be destroyed” (Dn 7:9,13,14).
This event has taken place withing the last thirty years. The ‘one like the Son of man’ is Eucharistic man, to whom “the Lord has sworn, and He will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchizedek” (Ps 109:4). When it says ‘they presented him’ it must be understood that the ‘they’ are Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. They reason these two presented him is because if either of them had said ‘no’ to the immaculate conception of Jesus, then Jesus could not have come to save us. If the ‘him’ whom they presented had not said ‘yes’ to the request of Christ Jesus to leave all behind and come follow Him, then this presentation could not have taken place.
When God gave him ‘power, and glory, and a kingdom…that shall not be taken away’ he (Eucharistic man) was instructed and given the very power and glory of God. In truth, these attributes have no human means of measurement, they are Divinely supernatural, and as such immeasurable! This Eucharistic man has achieved through the grace of God, that unity which Jesus prayed to the Father: “that they may be one, as We also are” (Jn 17:11). This oneness is the perfection of the Divine nature of God in the human nature, which we define as Eucharistic man. This power then is what Saint John wrote about: “I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true, and with justice does he judge and fight…And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean” (Apoc 19:11,14). Jesus said: “I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that shall not taste death till they see the Kingdom of God” (Lk 9:27). Saint John did not see death until he saw the events of the Apocalypse take place.
With the arrival of the armies that are in heaven, begins the greatest evangelization in the history of the world. The heavenly bodies will look like ‘normal’ people. They will be everywhere and visible when it is necessary to be seen, either by friend or foe. Remember: “Hospitality do not forget, for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels” (Hb 13:2).
The angels and saints in Heaven will be released upon the earth (some unto life everlasting), as all of hell (others unto reproach) as foretold by Daniel: “At that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who stands for the children of thy people: and a time shall come, such as never was from the time that nations began, even until that time. And at that time shall thy people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always. But they that are learned, shall shine as the brightness of the firmament: and they that instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity” (Dn 12:1-3).
You may ask as Daniel did of the angel who spoke to him: “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? When the scattering of the band of the holy people shall be accomplished, all these things shall be finished…Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand. And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days” (Dn 12:6,7,10,11).
If you wonder if ‘the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away’ has happened, then look at the Vatican II Mass, and you will see and understand.
God had to do a new thing.
God has already prepared the new thing.
“Behold, all things are made new, these words are most faithful and true” (Apoc 21:5).
In the beginning when God gave Adam instructions for the administration of His creation in the Garden of Eden, Adam disobeyed God and partook of the forbidden fruit which his wife Eve, enticed him to eat. At the Fall, man broke the priestly relationship with God and man could no longer minister in the Garden (which I will now term The Church, which title is used in over ten books of the Old Testament), God banished he and his wife from the immaculacy of The Church, and set him outside it, because of his enslavement to the devil.
When outside the Garden of Eden, Adam’s first-born Cain, under the influence of the forbidden fruit and Satan, killed his younger brother Abel through Satan’s sin of pride and disobedience. Two forces were now in operation in the world, good and evil. The forces of evil expanded and the forces of good were diminished to the point that God had enough and flooded His earth, saving the only people who were following good, Noah, his wife and three sons and their wives.
When they arrived at the ‘new heavens and the new earth’ in his priestly function, Noah offered sacrifices and praise to God. Shortly after that, one of the sons of Ham mocked God’s commandments and in turn Nimrod of his progeny established a kingdom of pride and evil which caused God to separate good and evil at the Tower of Babel.
Man continued to follow the pride of the devil, and God called Abraham out of the land of Chaldees (now called Iraq) and asked him to leave all behind and follow Him. In absolute faith, Abraham believed in the promises of God, and moved as he was told, and came into the land of Palestine, (also known as present day Israel). Melchizedek, the king of Salem, priest of the most high God, brought forth bread and wine and blessed Abraham (Gn 14:18-20). This Melchizedek is in a sense mysterious, “without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but likened unto the Son of God, continues a priest for ever” (Hb 7:3). Mysterious as he is, we will encounter him again as he is ‘a priest forever.’
Abraham offered sacrifices to the Lord in obedience, faith and love, knowing that he would have offspring as plentiful as the stars of heaven (Gn 15:5). However, Abraham followed the advice of Sarah his wife who at that time was barren, and had relations with her servant Hagar who bore him a son named Ishmael (Gn 16:1-15), born of the flesh and not of the promise. Isaac was born of the promise (Gn 21:5), and because of the conflict between ‘the promise’ and ‘the flesh,’ Ishmael was cast out of The Church.
Isaac had twins, Esau and Jacob, but Esau was smitten by the evil of Satan’s pride and disobedience and separated from The Church. Jacob loved Rebecca and was deceived by her sister Lia whom he unwittingly married, but later was given Rebecca also in marriage. Between them they both gave Jacob twelve sons, who were the twelve tribes of Jacob who was renamed ‘Israel’ by God (Gn 32:28). The first born of the deception, Ruben, committed incest with Bala, his father’s concubine (Gn 35:22). Israel appointed Joseph, the first-born of the promised wife Rebecca, to be the head of the house of Israel. Through jealousy, hatred and pride, the ten tribes sold Joseph into slavery in Egypt. But God was with Joseph and he became ‘the saviour of the world’ and rescued his brothers and father from famine which was raging in the land of Palestine.
Through the protection of Joseph, the tribes of Israel survived and in four hundred years time the tribe of Levy brought forth Moses and Aaron who were appointed priests by God (Ps 98:6). Through them the Levitical Priesthood was established by God, Who gave them laws, written by the finger of God, for the direction of the lives of the ‘chosen people.’ Under the leadership of Moses, God brought all of Israel out of bondage, yet the tribes complained and rebelled against Moses They even convinced Aaron to build a false god to be their inspiration and leader (Ex 32:8). “When he (Moses) came nigh to the camp, he saw the calf, and the dances, and being very angry, he threw the tables out of his hand, and broke them at the foot of the mount” (Ex 32:19). In his anger, man broke the written law of God. But God said to Moses: “Hew you two tables of stone like unto the former, and I will write upon them the words which were in the tables, which you broke” (Ex 34:1).
Because of disobedience to the word of God, Moses and Aaron could not lead Israel into the Promised land, and God appointed faithful Joshua to bring the people across the Jordan (Jos 3:15-17).
After the people were settled in their assigned areas, the land was ruled by judges. The sons of Eli, Ophni and Phinees, were appointed priests, but in fact were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord (1K 2:12), and the people murmured. “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself” (Jg 17:6; 21:24). God gave them the prophet Samuel to rule over them, and when he was old, his sons walked not in the ways of the Lord, and so they demanded a king to rule over them (1K 8:6). God said: “I will give thee a king in My wrath, and will take him away in My indignation” (Ho 13:11).
God anointed Saul king of Israel, but he disobeyed God. The Lord took away the Ark of the Covenant from Israel: “Go ye to My place in Silo, where My Name dwelt from the beginning and see what I did to it for the wickedness of My people Israel” (Jr 7:12). Saul was replaced by David. David committed adultery and murder and was succeeded by his son Solomon, who built the Temple to the Lord, but “he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines, and the women turned away his heart” (3K 11:3). His sons divided the kingdom in two with ten tribes in the north (called Israel) and two tribes in the south (called Judea). There were 19 kings in the north who followed idiolatry and not one did right in the eyes of the Lord. There were 20 kings in the south of whom only 8 did right in the eyes of the Lord.
After all the disobedience and pride of the Israelites, the Lord removed the Ark of the Covenant altogether from the land of Israel and hid it in Mount Nebo where it will remain until the ‘time of mercy’ (2M 2:4,7).
Finally God sent His only begotten Son Jesus the Christ, to redeem mankind from the disobedience and pride of Satan, the prince of darkness. He said to His apostles and disciples: “A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (Jn 13:34). After having established His Church of the New Testament with His Blood (Mt 26:28), the rulers of the Jews crucified Him because they loved their positions of honour and prestige given them by Satan.
Jesus gave to the Apostle Peter the authority over His Church: “I will give to thee the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven” (Mt 16:19). The Primacy of Peter was accepted until pride and disobedience took hold and the house of Christianity splintered and broke into four divisions, each calling themselves Catholic and Christian, and so we have now Roman, Coptic, Orthodox and Protestant Catholic Christian churches. Jesus had said: “Every kingdom divided against itself shall be made desolate, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Mt 12:25). So it has happened in Christianity.
The Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy is the direct lineage of Saint Peter. There is no other. Throughout the ages, the office of the Papacy has been held by some very undesirable ‘popes.’ History shows that the office was obtained by murder, nepotism, debauchery, kidnaping and a host of other grievous offences against God. The final departure from Jesus Christ happened in the 1960’s when the Second Vatican Council was held in which they changed the Law of God as given in Holy Scripture, and the warning of Jesus was not heeded when He said: ‘whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven.’ The Roman church ‘loosed’ itself from Heaven and joined the thousands of other erring sects in eating the forbidden fruit.
God has rejected the Vatican II and all who promote it. Arrogance of man, his disobedience and pride, has led to the disorder which is seen in the Vatican and in the world today. As the “chief priests and ancients of the people…consulted together that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus and put Him to death” (Mt 26:3,4; Lk 19:47), so too the leaders of the Roman church have joined with the other divided houses in rejecting the teachings of Jesus Christ. Saint Peter said to the Jews: “And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers” (Ac 3:17).
Since the Vatican II Council, morality in the world has degenerated into an abyss in which the depths of sin seem to have no end. Immorality, divorce, abortion, homosexuality, contraception, wars, insurrections, genocide, spying, have increased with no end in sight, and there is no leader to put a stop to all of this. Man still eats the forbidden fruit.
Technology has advanced to such a degree that cloning of human beings and manufacturing of human robots and weapons of mass destruction, exceeds the efforts of the Tower of Babel. Where will this end?
What must be done to correct all the errors and divisions and evil technology?
It is obvious that God must make all things new.
First let us look at the meaning of ‘mystical incarnation.’ The term ‘mystical’ signifies having a spiritual existence that transcends human understanding. It is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence. It is an individual direct communion with and/or in God.
The term ‘incarnation’ describes the union of the Divinity of God in human nature. In our Christian theology, the Incarnation is the embodiment of God the Son in human flesh in Jesus Christ. The Angel Gabriel said to Mary: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee, and therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Lk 1:35).
Each person should strive for this individual mystical incarnation “which is Christ, in you the hope of glory” (Col 1:27). We wrote in a previous article that this mystical incarnation already took place when God created ‘man’ in His Heart, in eternity: “The Lord (God the Father) said to my Lord (Jesus Christ) …from the womb (Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ) before the day star I begot Thee” (Ps 109:1,3). In this begetting, we were mystically conceived. This conception is further explained by Saint Peter when he describes it as ‘an inheritance, incorruptible, and undefiled’: “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers dispersed through Pontus, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, elect, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ. Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His great mercy has regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead: unto an inheritance, incorruptible, and undefiled and that cannot fade, reserved in Heaven for you, who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time” (1P 1:1-5).
Saint Peter goes on to explain this mystical incarnation as the unity of the Divine power and Divine nature of God in our human bodies. He insists that this gift and grace should be fulfilled in us providing that we have the faith and keep the Divine precepts: “Grace to you and peace be accomplished in the knowledge of God and of Christ Jesus our Lord. As all things of His Divine power which appertain to life and godliness are given us through the knowledge of Him Who has called us by His own proper glory and virtue, by Whom He has given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the Divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world. Wherefore, brethren, labour the more, that by good works you may make sure your calling and election, for doing these things, you shall not sin at any time. For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the ever-lasting Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2P 1:2-4,10,11).
It is in this accomplishment by the grace of God that we can live in His Divine promises “of power, and of love, and of sobriety” (1T 1:7).