Marriage Feast of The Lamb

“Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has prepared herself. And it is granted to her that she should clothe herself with fine linen, glittering and white, for the fine linen are the justifications of saints. And he said to me: Write: Blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me: These words of God are true” (Apoc 19:7-9).

‘…the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has prepared herself.’ Notice the instruction: ‘His wife has prepared herself…’ There are preparations which we must make. As we prepare for the Marriage Feast of The Lamb, a number of preparations must first take place here on earth.

The first is our understanding of the Mystical, Spiritual and Fundamental word of God in relation to Creator, creation and created: “In the beginning God created heaven, and earth…and the spirit of God moved over the waters” (Gn 1:1,2). It is in this sense that we are aware of the Battle of the Ages as all of creation is taken back from the Devil and restored to God Almighty.

The second is that the Spiritual is further to be understood in our individual personal sense of spirit, soul and body: “Behold My servant whom I have chosen, My beloved in whom My soul has been well pleased. I will put My spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles” (Mt 12:18). It is in this sense that we are aware of our own individual battle against the forces of evil, and drive the Devil and his minions out of our beings, using the gifts of Jesus Christ in His Seven Sacraments: “I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt 16:19).

The third is that once we have conquered the second part, then we are ready to invite the armies that are in Heaven to come to earth and participate in the final Great Tribulation in defeating Satan: “But every one in his own order: the firstfruits, Christ: then they that are of Christ, who have believed in His coming. Afterwards the end: when He shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God and the Father: when He shall have brought to nought all principality and power and virtue. For He must reign, until He has put all His enemies under his feet. And the enemy, death, shall be destroyed last: For he has put all things under His feet. And whereas He says: All things are put under Him; undoubtedly, He is excepted, who put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then the Son also Himself shall be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all” (1Co 15:23-28).

The fourth is that before the fulness of the armies that are in Heaven can arrive on earth, there will be two advance parties arriving, the first is a preliminary advance party of two people who will assist us here on earth to make ready for the second group which is the full advance party (Jos 2:1-23).

The fifth is that the preliminary advance party will assist us in setting up all the necessary infrastructure for the main advance party. This setting up will include among other things housing, communications and distribution of the written word: “Hear my words and counsels, and God shall be with thee. Be thou to the people in those things that pertain to God, to bring their words to Him, and to show the people the ceremonies, and the manner of worshiping; and the way wherein they ought to walk, and the work that they ought to do. And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens, who may judge the people at all times: and when any great matter soever shall fall out, let them refer it to thee, and let them judge the lesser matters only: that so it may be lighter for thee, the burden being shared out unto others. If thou dost this, thou shalt fulfil the commandment of God, and shall be able to bear His precepts: and all this people shall return to their places with peace” (Ex 18:19-23).

The sixth part is the arrival of the entire advance party who will prepare the world including the cosmos and under the sea and earth for the great ‘clean up’ and evangelization: “And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard all saying: To Him that sits on the Throne and to the Lamb, benediction and honour and glory and power, for ever and ever” (Apoc 5:13).

It is in this time frame that the Ark of the Covenant will be recovered and shown to all the world as Scripture says: “…until the times of the restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets, from the beginning of the world” (Ac 3:21). This showing of the Ark is not a ‘photo op,’ no, it is the demonstration of the power and might and fulness of the authority of God given to His people of faith. It is the transfer of the sceptre from those who violated His Word with the worldly political correctness of man-made ecumenism. It is the time of making ‘all things new’ (Apoc 21:5). In the prophet Jeremiah it is recorded: “Return, O ye revolting children, saith the Lord, for I am your I Husband, and I will take you, one of a city, and two of a kindred, and will bring you into Sion, and I will give you pastors according to My own heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and doctrine” (Jr 3:14,15). I can assure you that this ‘knowledge and doctrine’ is not found in the ecumenism of the 1960’s which is rampant today.

“Before the Ark of Testimony shall be opened before the end of the age, the Living Testimony, herein contained, shall be unsealed. The Presence of the Divine Ark will constitute the life of this Virgin Church. Wherever the Body is, there must be, of necessity, the Divine Ark. Along with the unsealing of the Living Testimony, with the Ark of God, must begin the promulgation of the everlasting gospel of the Kingdom. The proclamation of this Testimony will be as a sounding of a trumpet to alarm the nations and peoples of professed Christendom.” (1619 Prophecy para 3).

The arrival of the armies of Heaven on earth for the final great evangelization shows the completeness of the Divine Mercy of God. This time of mercy is given to all those who will receive His Grace. This is that time of mercy as recorded by Jeremiah the prophet: “When Jeremias came thither (Mount Nebo) he found a hollow cave and he carried in thither the tabernacle, and the ark, and the altar of incense, and so stopped the door. Then some of them that followed him, came up to mark the place, but they could not find it. 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” (2M 2:5-7). The time of mercy, the time of the Great Evangelization, the time of the fullness of the Goodness of God.

The details of this conversion drive will be complete in every aspect with nothing missing. Every person in every nation, tribe and dialect will receive individual ‘visitors’ instructing them on the truths of Christ Jesus. No one will be overlooked and all will have every opportunity to convert to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: “But 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).

Finally, the entire armies that are in Heaven will arrive on earth for the final great push. The prayer of Jesus is fulfilled: “Father…Thy Kingdom come…on earth as it is in Heaven” (Mt 6:10). This is such an extraordinary event that the Antichrist curses those in Heaven on earth: “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). The Devil and his demons quake with horror and fear as they see the end of their wickedness and total destruction by God’s invincible army, led by His faithful The Word of God, who: “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 19:13-16). The devil and his minions know that now the open gates of Hell swallow them up in everlasting flames (Apoc 20:3).

In addition to the spiritual war will there be a physical war as well? Very definitely yes! Listen to what Jesus said to Pilate: “My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews, but now My Kingdom is not from hence” (Jn 18:36). When He said ‘..but now My Kingdom is not from hence’ He indicates that there will be a time when His Kingdom will be here on earth. Notice what He said to Peter: “Put up again your sword into its place for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Think you that I cannot ask My Father, and He will give Me presently more than twelve legions of angels?” (Mt 26:52,53). Again see the prophecy of the arrival of the Heavenly armies, ‘He will give Me presently more than twelve legions of angels.’ This is not an idle statement, but a definite indication of what is in store for the Battle of the Ages. In terms of the Roman army a legion consisted of a division of somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 men. But Jesus was not speaking of an earthly (Roman) army, but of a Heavenly army from His Father, where a legion consisted of a vast number of angels.

After the conclusion of the Final Battle, everything will be at peace, for the New Garden of Eden, that is the New Jerusalem will be open and everything will be as God intended from the very beginning. Everything will be God centered, and earthly objects will no more have place in the Heavenly Jerusalem: “When you shall be multiplied, and increase in the land in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more: ‘The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord,’ neither shall it come upon the heart, neither shall they remember it, neither shall it be visited, neither shall that be done any more” (Jr 3:16). How insignificant that will be, ‘neither shall it be visited.’

There follows the Great Judgement Day, the Final Judgement: “And when the Son of man shall come in His majesty, and all the angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the seat of His majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before Him, and He shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on His left. Then shall the King say to them that shall be on His right hand: Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…Then He shall say to them also that shall be on His left hand: Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels. And these shall go into everlasting punishment, but the just, into Life Everlasting” (Mt 25:31-34,41-46).

Hell and evil will be consumed in fire and will be remembered no more. “And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will destroy the names of idols out of the earth, and they shall be remembered no more, and I will take away the false prophets, and the unclean spirit out of the earth” (Zc 13:2).

When these final events are over, then we, the victorious saints, will sit down to the Marriage Feast of the Lamb, with Christ Jesus our Host: “Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when He comes, shall find watching. Amen I say to you that He will gird Himself and make them sit down to meat and passing will minister unto them” (Lk 12:37). Amen!

 

Israeli Zionism and Arab Islam

“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 Mystical Incarnation

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).

What happened before the beginning of the world?

What was God doing before ‘the beginning’ when He created? Jesus said: “Father…Thou hast loved Me before the creation of the world” (Jn 17:24). Why does Saint Peter speak of this same Jesus Christ as “foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world…”? (1P 1:20). How was He ‘foreknown’? Why does Saint Paul speak of promises given to us “before the times of the world”? (2T 1:9; Tt 1:2). What were the promises?

If we start with the first words given to us in Holy Scripture, we will begin to see the intention and the plan of our Creator: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth, and the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God moved over the waters” (Gn 1:1,2).

When God created ‘heaven’ He also created the ‘heavenlies’ that is He created the angels. But before this He created ‘man’ in His Heart, in eternity, as recorded: “The Lord (God the Father) said to my Lord (Jesus Christ) …from the womb (Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ) before the day star (the fallen angel Lucifer) I begot Thee” (Ps 109:1,3). It is here that we see as we look at ‘eternity’ before He created ‘heaven and earth’ we can understand that quite a lot happened in the eternal plan of God before the ‘beginning.’ “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made any thing from the beginning” (Pr 8:22).

Almighty God, the Creator of heaven, heavenlies, and earth, created man in His heart in eternity. This first ‘man’ in His heart was Mary, the Mother of the Son of Man. The Son of Man (Jesus) was begot in her immaculate heart before the angels: “And thou Bethlehem Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda, out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be the ruler in Israel, and His going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity” (Mi 5:2). That is from the days of eternity before the beginning of creation.

It is in the immaculate womb of Mary that all of mankind was conceived in the heart of God the Father, in eternity. “For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman, but all things of God” (1Co 11:12). This conception of ‘all’ was every human being from Adam and Eve and all their generations down to this present day and those who come after us. This is why we call Mary, the Mother of Creation, and Eve “the mother of all the living(Gn 3:20). Mary by this definition would be the mother of Eve and Adam. In time, God would place the seed of Mary into the womb of Anna, wife of Joachim, and then Holy Mary would bring forth from her immaculate womb, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

God had very special and glorious plans for us: “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and immaculate in His sight in charity” (Ep 1:4). It was after we were conceived in His heart that God created the angels on ‘day one’ of creation. It must be understood that the angels did not know what was in the heart of God the Father when they were first created. God divided the angels them into nine different choirs: Angels (Mt 26:53); Archangels (Tb 12:15; Jude 1:9); Cherubim (Gn 3:24); Seraphim (Is 6:1-3); Thrones (Ps 44:7); Virtues (Ep 1:21); Princes (Col 1:16); Dominations (Col 1:16); Powers (Col 1:16).

God assigned duties to all His heavenlies into three major areas; God’s heavenly court, the cosmos and the earth. It is after they were created and assigned responsibilities that God announced that He was going to make a creature called ‘man’ less than the angels, and that the angels would assist man to come to spiritual perfection in God. Here is when Lucifer revolted and declared that he would not serve man, but demanded that man would serve him. There was war in Heaven and Lucifer who was now called Satan and the Devil, was cast out of Heaven and his place was found no more therein (Apoc 12:7,8).

After Lucifer and his rebellious angels were kicked out of Heaven, God assigned angels to guard and assist man the moment that man was conceived in the womb of his earthly mother. These ‘guardian angels’ were ‘specialized’ in the various skills, traits and vocations of their charges. Consequently, every human when born was ‘protected’ and ‘counseled’ by his own individual angel who is equipped to assist man accomplish his function in life, and when life was over to gain re-entry back into the glorious heavenly bliss from whence he came in the first place.

During the time of ‘man’ being in the heart of God the Father in eternity, and before he was conceived in the womb, each individual man (male and female) was instructed by God on heavenly and earthly life. This is why we sometimes say that we know something which we had never heard of before, because God did not send us into the world without having given us enlightments ‘before the foundation of the world,’ and before being sent to earth where the adversary the devil was waiting to destroy man. Isaiah records: “Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no god beside, neither is there the like to Me, Who show from the beginning the things that shall be at last, and from ancient times the things that as yet are not done…” (Is 46:9,10). ‘The things that are yet not done’ are those things which are necessary for mortal man to take back all the kingdoms of the world which the devil stole from Adam (Lk 4:6). Jesus said: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mt 25:34).

The inspiration or enlightenment was given to us by God before the first day of creation. It was on the first day that God separated ‘light’ from ‘darkness,’ that is good from evil: “God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good; and He divided the light from the darkness. And He called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day” (Gn 1:3-5). Jesus said: “Yet a little while, the light is among you, walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walks in darkness knows not whither be goes” (Jn 12:35).

In order to explain my point further about our bring instructed in eternity in the heart of the Father, let us examine Genesis a little further: “And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years to shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth, and it was so done. And God made two great lights, a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. And He set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth, and to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and morning were the fourth day(Gn 1:14-19). On the first day God created light, which moved from east to west, by its rising and setting, and there was evening and morning one day – the first day. But on the fourth day He made two great lights, a greater light (the sun) to rule the day; and a lesser light (the moon) to rule the night.

Since Solomon says:“What is it that has been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that has been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new, for it has already gone before in the ages that were before us” (Ec 1:9,10). Since there is ‘nothing new under the sun’, then what happened before the creation of the sun? There is nothing new under the sun because we were given everything in the heart of the Father in eternity! “By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, that from invisible things visible things might be made” (Hb 11:3). Speaking of these hidden things in eternity, Jesus quoted Isaiah: “I will open My mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world” (Mt 13:35). If ‘things were hidden from the foundation of the world,’ then those things had to be given to us in eternity before the sun and the moon and stars, that is before creation in the beginning.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word” (Jn 1:1). It is stated in some bible translations that ‘the Word was God.’ Such a statement is not informed by knowledge. God is everything that is good. His Word is good, because God is the Word, and His word creates. To refute this or degrade the word in any way is to become and enemy to God. All things were created by His Word, and we rejoice with the Psalmist in saying: “Praise ye the Lord…for He spoke, and they were made, He commanded, and they were created. He has established them for ever, and for ages of ages. He has made a decree, and it shall not pass away” (Ps 148:1-5).

We had a full ‘life’ before the creation of the world, where God prepared us for ‘mortal life’ before He sent us to earth. In this confidence and certitude “Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to Him” (Apoc 19:7).

Sons of men (evil man) always oppose the sons of God. – Part 1

The history of the pride, greed, disobedience by the rulers of the Jews is evident, and their
opposition to God and His anointed continued until the arrival of Jesus, Who is the Messiah, the Christ.

The ‘rulers’ of the Temple, ‘sons of men,’ were so jealous of Jesus Christ, that like the fratricide of Cain against Abel, the rulers of the Jews (sons of men as opposed to the sons of God – (Gn 6:2) murdered Jesus, by hanging Him on the Cross. It was in this very act that the ‘Jews’ lost their inheritance of the ‘chosen people,’ they preferred a murderer to the Messiah! The rulers got what they did not reckon on: “Trust in Him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before Him. God is our helper for ever. But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive. Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them. God has spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power belongs to God, and mercy to Thee, O Lord; for Thou wilt render to every man according to his works” (Ps 61:913).

Scripture bears witness to this claim that it was the rulers, the ‘sons of men’ ‘sons of the devil’ who murdered Jesus: “Peter seeing, made answer to the people: Ye men of Israel, why wonder you at this? Or why look you upon us, as if by our strength or power we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Son Jesus, Whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged He should be released. But you denied the Holy One and the Just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you, but the Author of Life you killed, Whom God has raised from the dead of which we are witnesses…And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance as did also your rulers” (Ac 3:12-15). Peter emphasizes ‘you did it through ignorance as did also your rulers.’

Paul rising up and with his hand bespeaking silence, said: Ye men of Israel and you that fear God, give ear…Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you the word of this salvation is sent. For they that inhabited Jerusalem and the rulers thereof, not knowing Him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, judging Him, have fulfilled them, and finding no cause of death in Him, they desired of Pilate that they might kill Him. And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, taking him down from the tree, they laid him in a sepulchre” (Ac 13:16,26-29). Paul emphasizes ‘and the rulers thereof.’

“The (Jews) stirred up the people and the ancients and the scribes. And running together, they took (Stephen) and brought him to the council…And all that sat in the council, looking on him…Then the high priest said: Are these things so? (Stephen answered): “You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also…Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels and have not kept. Now hearing these things, they were cut to the heart and they gnashed with their teeth at him. And they, crying out with a loud voice, stopped their ears and with one accord ran violently upon him. And casting him forth without the city, they stoned him” (Ac 6:12; 7:1,51-57). Stephen emphasizes ‘ancients and the scribes… you have been now the betrayers and murderers.’

Do all Christians have Christian Citizenship?

All Roman Catholics, all Protestants, all Orthodox (Greek, Russian etc) all Coptics, call themselves ‘Christians’. Is this really so? In a sense they are correct, but in the fulness of truth they do not have Christian Citizenship!

Let me explain this by the way of my own personal civilian experience.
I was born in Northern Ireland and was made a ward of the British Court system at the age of 5. By being born in Ireland I also had the option of being an Irish citizen. At the age of 19 I decided to emigrate to the United States of America. My choices were to get an Irish passport or a British one. I opted to go completely legal and get release from being a ward of the British system, thus avoiding any problems later in life from that source.

I arrived in the USA in June 1956, and as requested by my alien status I made myself available to be drafted into the US Army for a two year period. In actual fact I enlisted for three years because of the benefits at the end of my tour of duty. When I joined the army, I was given a uniform with two labels on it: the first one was ‘U S Army’, and another label ‘Devlin’. I was an American, and American soldier, sworn to defend the United States. I was happy and proud to be an American – but I was an alien American and not an American citizen.

After being honorably discharged at the age of 24, I was legally qualified to apply for citizenship in my adopted country which had welcomed me in 1956. Having purchased and studied a book published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, application was made through the courts for citizenship, and after satisfying the judge that I knew some American history, he had me place my hand on my heart and swear allegiance to my new country – ‘one nation under God.’ A very happy American was now an American citizen! I had the same rights as every other citizen of the USA. America was good to me and I continually give thanks.

Similarly, when I was born, I was baptized about 30 days later. Made my first Confessions and Holy Communion at age7. Confirmed in the Holy Ghost at 11, and was then a full Christian Citizen. In the intervening years I lived up to the demands of the Catholic Church, adhered to the Seven Sacraments, the Precepts of the Church, and studied the Scriptures. In other words, I lived up to my commitments for Christian Citizenship.

The Seven Sacraments are the seven pillars of wisdom (Pr 9:1), which are the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt 16:19).

It is in our becoming a Christian Citizen, that we become one in Christ, and He becomes one in us. That is we are translated into the new man which is the Christian Citizen. There is only one way that this can be accomplished, and one way only – we must believe, live, and fulfill the Seven Sacraments of the Church as given to us by Jesus Himself. There are no exceptions and no short-cuts.

Jesus established the Seven Sacraments in Himself for our citizenship and oneness in Him. These Seven Sacraments allow man of his own free will to return to full citizenship in God.
First. At the Fall, in the act of disobedience, man fell from grace (Gn 3:24). The creature, made to the image of God was destroyed, but in the Sacrament of Baptism the way was made for man to be washed and renewed in God’s peace (Gn 8:11). Jesus established the Sacrament of Baptism by His Own baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan (Mt 3:13-16).

Second. Man would continue to sin, and so God instituted the Sacrament of Confessions, for man to be made immaculate again. Jesus gave the ordained Apostles power to forgive sins: “Now when it was late the same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you…He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father has sent Me, I also send you. When He had said this, He breathed on them and He said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained” (Jn 20:22-23). He also said: “Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in Heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent upon earth, concerning anything whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done to them by My Father Who is in Heaven” (Mt 18:18,19). See here the two, the priest and the penitent.

Third. God set up the Sacrament of Holy Communion, so that man could come back to unity in Him, and God could re-enter His creature – man, thus allowing man to return into holy co-union in God, which unity Adam gave away to Satan at the Fall. “Whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke and gave to His disciples and said: Take ye and eat. This is My Body. And taking the chalice, He gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this” (Mt 28:26,27)…“And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me” (Lk 22:19). (See also Jn 6:51-57).

Fourth. God recognized in man that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, and so, He established the Sacrament of Confirmation to assist man, to receive the Spirit of God, that is, the Holy Ghost, back into his life. Jesus promised:“I will ask the Father: and He shall give you another Paraclete, that He may abide with you for ever, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, nor knows Him. But you shall know Him; because He shall abide with you and shall be in you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you” (Jn 14:16,26). He told them: “And I send the promise of My Father upon you: but stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high” (Lk 24:49). Then it was fulfilled: “And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues, as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak” (Ac 2:2-4).

Fifth. At the Fall, the unity of man and woman in marriage was broken, and the evil one became an intruder in marriage. God established the Sacrament of Matrimony, whereby man and woman could return to holy unity in each other, symbolic of the unity of God and man. Jesus said: “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mk 10:6-9). See the conformation of this in the marriage feast of Cana (Jn 2:1-11).

Sixth. At the Fall, man broke the priestly relationship with God, and man could no longer minister in God’s creation, because of his enslavement to the Devil. God established a way for man to minister to Him in purity and truth, through the Sacrament of Holy Order of the Priesthood. Jesus confirmed this: “And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me…And you are they who have continued with Me in My temptations, and I dispose to you, as My Father has disposed to Me, a Kingdom, that you may eat and drink at My table in My Kingdom, and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Lk 22:19,28-30).

Seventh. At the Fall, man incurred the sin of death when he disobeyed God, and became subject to the eternal death of Satan. God established the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, allowing man to avoid eternal death, and come to the lasting and highest anointing, which we receive in Jesus – that is – Eternal Life. “And it came to pass afterwards that He went into a city that is called Naim…And when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow…Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, He said to her: Weep not. And He came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And He said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead sat up and begun to speak. And He gave him to his mother” (Lk 7:11-15). It is also written: “Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the Church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man. And the Lord shall raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man avails much” (Jm 5:14-16).

He who denies any of these Sacraments denies Jesus Christ Who said: “He that shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father Who is in Heaven” (Mt 10:33). He also said: “Many are called, but few are chosen(Mt 20:16).

In summary for Christian Citizenship:
The first two Sacraments, Baptism and Confessions, are given to us for our personal preparation in pleasing God.
The second two Sacraments, Holy Communion and Confirmation, are for our gaining co-union and unity in God.
The third two Sacraments, Matrimony and Holy Order, are for our perfection and station in life.
The last Sacrament, Extreme Unction, is the final anointing of our eternal unity forever in The Eternal Word, which is entrance into Heaven.

These are the requirements given by Jesus for Christian Citizenship. Some people may wear the uniform, but they may not necessarily be citizens! It is written: “I know your tribulation and your poverty, but you art rich. And you are blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before your feet. And they shall know that I have loved you” (Apoc 2:9;3:9).

It is only by keeping the Seven Sacraments given to us by God that we have Christian Citizenship: “Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners: but you are fellow citizens with the saints and the domestics of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in Whom all the building, being framed together, grows up into an holy temple in the Lord in Whom you also are built together into an habitation of God in the Spirit” (Ep 2:19-22).

I encourage all people to seek full citizenship in Christianity.

Francis contradicts the words of Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis: ‘Even the atheists’ can go to heaven. The surprising statement was part of his homily Tuesday, the point of which was that doing good unites us all.

The New York Daily News reported on Friday, May 24, 2013, 4:58 that pope Francis said: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics,” the Pope said, according to Vatican Radio. Pope Francis has a message for non-believers: “Even the athiests” can go to heaven…“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics,” the Pope said, according to Vatican Radio. “Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!”

This contradicts what Jesus said: “For this is My Blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins” (Mt 26:28). The ‘pope’ denied the words of Jesus Christ and he spoke heresy.

“Not every one that saith to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father Who is in Heaven, he shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Thy Name, and cast out devils in Thy Name, and done many miracles in Thy Name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from Me, you that work iniquity” (Mt 7:21-23).

The Zionist pope.

The Zionist pope.
As Cardinal, Francis advanced ‘ecumenism’ with the Jews and went into their synagogue at Hanukkah and lighted the menorah, which is a multi branched candelabra, used in the religious rituals of Judaism. (In the 19th century the menorah was adopted as the symbol of the Zionists, and in the 20th century it became the official emblem of the state of Israel in the 20th century). One of the features of the menorah is that it has a ‘shammash’ or a “servant” light, which is used for kindling the other lights. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that begins in December, around Christmas time, and is celebrated for eight days and reaffirms the ideals of Judaism and commemorates in particular the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the lighting of candles on each day of the festival. The word Hanukkah in Hebrew also means “education,” and rabbis and Jewish educators try to instill in their congregants and students the notion that the holiday celebrates Jewish strengths, perseverance, and continuity.

Bergoglio Menora

This has two important aspects which are direct heresy in Catholicism. First, Jesus said “I am the Light of the world” (Jn 8:12; 9:5), and at the Last Supper He said: “This is My Blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many” (Mk 14:24). By going back to the Old Testament rituals, Jesus Christ is being denied by Francis and those who encourage Judaism in any form.

Jesus said of the temple that ‘there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed,’ then why does the ‘cardinal’ even consider entering into that which Jesus has condemned?

“We have such an High Priest Who is set on the right hand of the Throne of Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord hath pitched, and not man…Now in saying a new, He hath made the former old. And that which decays and grows old is near its end…It is necessary therefore that the patterns of heavenly things should be cleansed with these: but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these” (Hb 8:1,2,13; 9:23).

In his first official act upon being elected pope, Francis contacted the chief rabbi of Rome. Satan wants to sit in the Chair of Peter! (2Th 2:4).

The Associated Press reported on March 15, 2013 (AP): “Like his predecessor, Pope Francis reached out to Rome’s Jewish community at the very start of his pontificate, pledging to continue to strengthen the increasingly close ties between Catholics and Jews. Just hours after he was elected the first Latin American pope in history, Francis sent a letter to Rome’s chief Rabbi Riccardo di Segni, saying he hoped to “contribute to the progress that relations between Jews and Catholics” have seen since the 1962-1965 Second Vatican Council.”

It needs to be said that the Jews are not the center of the universe.
Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews, is the center of the universe.

The Jews crucified Jesus Christ.

It must be said most forcibly that the covering up of Holy Scripture with lying words of ‘ecumenism’ must be condemned.

Saint Peter said: “Ye men of Israel…The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Son Jesus, Whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged He should be released. But you denied the Holy One and the Just: and desired a murderer to be granted unto you, but the Author of Life you killed, Whom God has raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses…And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers” (Ac 3:12-17).
Again he said: “Be it known to you all and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified…” (Ac 4:10).
“The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, Whom you put to death, hanging Him upon a tree” (Ac 5:30).
“God sent the word to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all). You know the word which has been published through all Judea: for it began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached, Jesus of Nazareth: how God anointed Him with the Holy Ghost and with power, Who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him, and we are witnesses of all things that He did in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem: whom they killed, hanging Him upon a tree” (Ac 10:36-39).
“For they that inhabited Jerusalem and the rulers thereof, not knowing Him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, judging Him, have fulfilled them, and finding no cause of death in Him, they desired of Pilate that they might kill Him. And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of Him, taking Him down from the tree, they laid Him in a sepulchre” (Ac 13:27-29).
Saint Stephen said: “You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One, of Whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers” (Ac 7:51,52).

I fail to see how one who supposes to walk in the ‘shoes of the Fisherman’ could possibly deny that the Jews crucified Jesus. Such pandering is anti-Catholic and absolute heresy.

Petrus Romanus or The False Prophet?

The ‘temple of God’ identified.

In order to arrive at a conclusion of Petrus Romanus or False Prophet, we need to establish the who, what, where, when and why of the ‘man of sin,’ and the ‘temple’ where he would sit. We need to understand the author and his background. Saint Paul was converted to Christianity in the year 34 AD. After 3 years (37 AD) he went up to Jerusalem to see Saint Peter, and again after 14 years {51AD} (Ga 1:18; 2:1). He wrote his Second letter to the Thessalonians in the year 52 AD, and this was 18 years after his conversion and 18 years before the destruction of the Temple built by Solomon in Jerusalem.

When Saint Paul wrote in 2Th 2:3,4: “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,” he was warning us of the events in 2013.

When it says ‘he sits in the temple of God’ it is important to know what or where is the ‘temple of God.’ Saint Paul believed Jesus Christ, and believed that He said of the old temple : “Amen I say to you, there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed” (Mt 24:2). It is obvious that this ‘temple of God’ was not the one in Jerusalem, but the one which Saint Peter would establish in Rome, that is the Vatican, taken from the Latin word ‘vaticinatio’ meaning to prophecy.

When it says ‘a stone upon a stone,’ it means also the Pharisaic laws and rituals of the obstinate Jews.