What a Presidential term amounts to for the electorate

The role President Ronald Reagan played in establishing world terror haunts the world today. So far in the past, but true, he was a President, that so many Americans revere. Who like most American Presidents had one focus. Which was his own self interest to go into the history books with greatness attached to his name.

What Americans should demand from congress. Is a national motto. Perhaps stamped on our currency broadcasting “to Hell with the People.” Because that is the end result of their service to the American public. That is most applicable for both foreign and domestic policy. Just think of the trillions spent fighting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. And now with ISSI wars that were not and are not win able. With Obama telling the world that ISSI is on the run as a defeated enemy. But ISSI tells a different story as Allah’s best warriors inflect death and mayhem, at will and any where through out the world. With Iraq being more allied with Iran than with the United States. As for Afghanistan, O well, she’ll always remain a place where civilized people would not choose to live.

At home who do you think is responsible for what plagues America? None other than the Reid’s, McConnell’s, Ryan’s, Peloso’s, Clinton’s and the Obama’s. With lies, deceit and self interest being their captive forces. All of whom, who have contributed to the phenomenon of Donald Trump. Because those legislators, and the President make lies, deceit and self interest so attractive. Having convinced the electorate that recovery through prosperity has arrived. But the electorate are now waking up after absorbing decades of their political trickery. After having been told its the resilience of capitalism in the market place. Now the electorate knows its the truth for the few with continued financial hardships for the many. Having caught on to the nastiest of political trickery which is play the blame game. The electorate use to believe that election cycles represented a chance for change for the good. But now the electorate has discovered it isn’t so. They now know that elephants and jack asses are one and the same. They just look different but share this commonalty. Self survival at the expense of others. Welcome Donald to the White House because the electorate is willing to take the chance that you’ll make America great again.

Fault goes deeper than that because the mess the country and the world is in today is largely the fault of the Christians. Because we have allowed our government to govern from a perspective of non-Christian principles. And we the public, to whom the republic belongs must now pay the consequences. As a church, we are to splintered to be agents for change. Our hope rests in the prayer Jesus taught. “After this manner when you pray…. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth…,” Matthew 6:9-10. Meaning, of course, until that time, work to have government function from a Christ perspective. Even a few can make a difference. The impossible can occur! Jesus said, “…. but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and cast into the sea, it will be done,'” Matthew 21:21. But only through hard strenuous work with perhaps the loss of some lives. Because Jesus was not talking about enormous clusters of rock, stones, ores, trees and dirt making grandeur mountain sites to behold and marvel over. With Jesus perhaps suggesting that mountain sites of great grandeur, represent human governments. The task of the church is to cast those mountains of great grandeur into the sea. Challenging people to be all they can be for Jesus. Then reshaping governmental institutions, committed to serve the public good, for the glory of God.

While a university student, studying political science. Professors often used the expression “might makes right.” It was always phrased as a question. As they went around the globe pointing out the over throw of sovereign governments by U.S. administrations. The various presidents of these administrations used their private or personal army for these regime changes, the Central Intelligence Agency. In particular, this student recalls the time spent by a professor lecturing on the aftermath of the Iranian revolution for the United States. Which ushered in the clerical party of fundamentalist Muslims, headed by Ayatollah Khomeini.

The CIA put the brutal government of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in power in 1953. His brutalization of the Iranian people employing his secret police, the Savak. Which fostered such hate for the Shah, that it resulted in the Shah fleeing to Morocco.

Most likely, the CIA sensing that their long time client was about to lose his control over the Iranian people. Found them busy in Paris, France, creating a new friendship with none other than Ayatollah Khomeini. Khomeini was busy forming a new Iranian government. In order to succeed he would need the support of the Americans.

In the United States, a presidential campaign was going on. Later it became known that members of the Reagan campaign were meeting with Khomeini in Paris. The plan keep the American hostages contained in the U.S. Embassy until Ronald Reagan was elected.

So Khomeini’s Iran, and Reagan’s America both got what they wanted. When all is finally played out on the world stage. It will be an arrangement that the United States will regret, more and, more and more.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a global force. Reeking havoc where ever it is able to root itself. With Islam as its national religion. Islam amounts to a deadly weed, and the world of civilized nations once again needs to exterminate this unsightly growth. Because if the civilized world fails to do so, the end result will be the strangulation of world stability. Know this, the only force that can accomplish this, is the body of believers, who make up the Church of Jesus Christ.

The United States with its power could have moved to replaced the Shah with a true form of a democratic government. Would not have been an easy task because of the U.S. backing of the Shah for decades. But the Iranians were not any more presupposed to a Islamic fundamentalist government. When “might makes right” it was more important to win an election than move to create a democratic government. Which was a colossal error. How colossal the error, only time will tell? Because the clerical government of Ayatollah Khomeini lives on.

The CIA always felt that the Iran was strategic to the control of the Middle East. Not only the Middle East, but the entire world. From that CIA blunder, the Islamic Republic of Iran was created. From that Iranian Republic, the graphics of might making right has been rendered obsolete. With a modern version for inflicting might in order to make things right from an Islamic perspective.

Here we are in the twenty first century and the United States is experiencing the Iranian version of “might makes right.” And just think, all this because of a cowboy. Who became President, and made political deals with the Devil. Resulting in pain, and suffering for Americans then, and now!

What is happening in the world today can be only understood from a religious perspective. That is one lesson the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy teaching the United States and the world community. And they have their allies, even in the United States as they establish one more mosque after another. Global mayhem today is the handmaiden of Islam. Donald Trump says he understands that and that he’ll correct it. It has been said the best learned lessons are learned the hard way. Then, sometimes it is just to late. Let us hope it is not to late for the United States. Will the electorate give Trump the oval office as the nations last chance to learn some lessons the hard way?

For now: only war will provide the victor

Most people scramble to make sense out of what is happening as the news makers spin their tales. Take the civil war in Syria or consider how Pakistanis spin democracy which is by candidate assassination and violence at polling stations. No matter how the news splashes across the news wires it is just plain scary for many people.

And America is not exempt from all this crazy scary Muslim behaviors. We had the Fort Hood massacre by a Muslim in the United States military. And I ask, who in their right minds would allow a sworn enemy to become apart of our armed forces? Only a useless collection of politicians, who make up the United States government. Then allowing them to build military fortresses on American soil, called mosques. From which they emerge to attack us. Then we had the near disaster Northwest flight 253, by an Muslim granted permission to enter the country. That Muslim was recruited, and specifically trained to kill Americans. With the Obama administration having had critical information, but failed to act. A real sense of panic is beginning to grip the American populace. But that was a few yesterdays ago, spin forward to, 15 April 2013, and there, we had the Boston Marathon massacre. Same scenarios, same excuses by the nations politicians. Not able to see that Muslims come to America to partake of her multiple bounties, only to turn on us. Getting trained, and willing to die, as long as they kill and injure as many Americans as possible. But the face of America, is experiencing an unwelcoming make over. Which the non-Muslim, American populace must rise up and end, while time remains to end it.

But it does not have to be that way for Christians. God has spun his own tales which are splashed across the pages of the Bible. Enabling people to make sense out of national and world events. One problem is that people do not pursue these chronicled events with enough intensity to know that what is happening is nothing more than biblical history unfolding through our news outlets.

Despite the good efforts of some clergymen to help the nation understand what is occurring. Only to find themselves to be dismissed as alarmists. That must stop, too. To save America, this history must be learned, and we must return the nation to its Judeo-Christian roots.
Suggesting that most people can not make the connection between what is occurring on the world scene through biblical pronouncements. For example, there has been discussions for some time concerning the end of violent hostilities between Israel and its Muslim neighbors. In which Arab/Muslim world would offer Israel recognition as a state. Which includes peace with all its Muslim neighbors. This arrangement has one central condition with biblical significances. It is that Israel would agree to East Jerusalem becoming the capital city for a Palestinian state. On that one sentence rests the destiny of the world. It is from that destiny that Christian militancy should be the featured focus. Like it or not Israel and America are inseparable and together we must defeat God’s enemies. And God has no greater enemy than the Islamic community, wherever a Muslim is found.

Israel will continue to refuse to surrender Jerusalem. Because Jerusalem is to important to Israel as a holy city with centuries of Jewish history. Jerusalem and its surrounding communities represent the Israeli promised lands. Which sets the stage for some perilous times for the world community, defining the real meaning of ‘hell on earth.’

This rejection by Israel will ultimately lead to serious consequences not just for Israel but for the world community. The time frame for this occurrence is unknown. All a theologian can do is see the road signs and share them.

Emerging from centuries of hostilities Christianity and Islam are on a collision course. Both religions have a scenario which will annihilate the other. To theologians, like this writer, this is not new information. The question is, how close are we to a such a catastrophic event? From the Christian perspective, the answer is we do not know. It could occur very soon, or maybe a thousands of years from now. After all, Christians have been expecting the end to occur since the time of Christ. And here we are, still merging towards that prophetic end. And that is why there is still time to return America to what God intended.

Muslims are waiting for the guided one to appear, and end this age as we currently know it. Just when will the guided one appear? It is not known, but according to Muslim teachings it will be soon.

There was a time, when the Jews persecuted Christians. With the Roman Empire as the dominant political authority as collaborators in this persecution. Doing the dirty work for the Jewish religious leaders because they lacked the military strength, and the power of the law to execute their judgments. Christians have long held the Jews responsible for the crucifixion of Christ. Which was a religious bias because Christians failed to hold the Rome Empire equally accountable for the crucifixion of Christ.

How time puts history in a giant tumbler, and over time spins events creating different enemies on the world stage. With the Jews and Christians bonded as one, as it should be according to scriptures through their respective nations. Making the enemy of today for both nations the Arab/Islamic nations. Resulting with some dangerous culprits on the worlds political stage. Including within the borders of the United States. Fighting until they have Jerusalem and the Jews are annihilated and the United States becomes an Islamic state. Which is laughable to everyone, except Muslims.

Which could well give birth to the fears of the United Nations, that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could finally erupt and engulf the entire world community. The focus point for this eruption is the controversy over Jerusalem. Although it is seen from a secular political perspective as a struggle between Israel and the Palestinians over the creation of a sovereign Arab/Muslim state. But which really centers around the worlds three major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The ultimate resolution to the crisis is which of the three religions will ultimately control Jerusalem? Because of that there is no solution by political concurrence because of what each religion is being asked to compromise is central to their faith. For now, only war will attempt to create a victor!

From a biblical perspective, there is not going to be a political or religious resolution. According to the Bible, this is a part of what is going to occur. Zachariah prophesied, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all peoples around about, ( meaning globally) when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day, saith the Lord, I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut to pieces, though all the nations of the earth be gathered against it,” Zechariah 12:2-3. One can only imagine, what catastrophic events will take place, with the unfolding of the details between those lines.

The nations causing this threat to Jerusalem will be the Islamic nations and Muslim zealots. With some suspecting that the a revived Roman Empire will be participants in this attack. Part of the Gog Magog configuration which is central to Biblical prophecy. Together they will make war against God’s Judah (Jews as Gods chosen people). But the Arab/Muslim world will be in for a surprise, that empire turns on them and destroys them, also. And in the end for awhile the setting authority will be that empire thought dead but having found new life will be headquartered from Jerusalem. Israelis defenders will not be the Christian nations led by the United States. Because by that time the United States, will be a nation subservient to the regenerated Roman Empire. This war is pictured in Matthew 24, as the “Abomination of Desolation.” Where it is written, “Suffering not seen since the beginning of the world to this time, nor shall ever be. And except those days be shortened, there shall be no flesh saved,” verses 21-22.

This is a very interesting time in the history of the world. Despite the skeptics, who abound, and consider such biblical accounts as “hog-wash.” But for the prudent, it should be the focus of study. On the horizon, for those, who see and understand. Developments are shaping up to make the world a very inhabitable place to reside.

And the nations, putting our world at risk, are the nations embodied with practitioners of Islam. Whom Christ warned the world about. When he said, “And then if any man shall say unto you, Lo here is Christ; or, lo He is there; believe him not. For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and show signs and wonders, to seduce, if possible, even the elect. BUT TAKE HEED; BEHOLD, I HAVE FORETOLD YOU ALL THINGS,” Mark 13:21-23. Understand that and this and you’ll understand the deviousness of religion. It’s found in Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD, the King of Israel and his redeemer, (Jesus Christ, at that time it was prophecy, and note verse 22) the LORD of hosts. I am the first, and I am the last, and beside me there is no God.” And Jesus said, “I and the Father are one,” John 10:30. So any declarations of any other God’s or prophets, like Allah and Muhammad are by God’s declaration false Christs! Because this truth is denied by Muslims, and many other religious and non-religious groups. The world is catapulting into a catastrophic mess. Which humans will only survive because God intervenes, Matthew 24:22. All of this because of one city, Jerusalem. Propelled though by false Christs, who can also, and are found through out world governments.

More specifically, the United Nations and the sovereign state of Vatican City led by the last Pope before Vatican City is destroyed. Because Catholicism has long lost its God given destiny as a lampstand for Christ. And is beginning to feel the pain of its desertion from Christ.

When the smoke finally clears, it will be Jesus Christ who will reign from Jerusalem.

I will kill U cause U R bad

From Revelation 13:1-2, And I (John) stood upon the sand of the sea (symbolic for among the people) … and the beast which I saw was like a leopard (the biblical definition for a leopard is of a creature that is watching. And is quick to kill because the sins of the people are great and getting worse, Jeremiah 5:6c). (And the dragon being defined as that old serpent, the Devil and Satan, Revelation 12:9). gave him power, and his throne, and great authority.”

In those few words, we have the worlds past, present time and reaching into the future sketched before us. A dotted creature with its dots providing it with camouflage. Making it difficult to detect but known for its speed. Able to attack and kill at will while hardly being noticed. Almost like a mystery killer, who will thin out the population, making a defense impossible. With the beast being an unknown human, who may or may not be living among us right now. But the leopard has been, is and will continue to be among us to the end. With their end being a nasty place which is described as follows, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever,” Revelation 20:10. Unfortunately for us, it’s a chronicle of what darkness resents.

As this is the third consecutive discussion on the subject. With one more to follow and then we move on to Tucson, Arizona and a discussion about the shoot out by Jared Lee Loughner with his semi-automatic, Glock 19. With the blame and cause game well in play. We’ll see what the prophet Jeremiah and others had to say about all this.

In order to add greater clarity to those two verses, we shall visit the book of Daniel. This the third discussion in a short series that contrasts the difference  between darkness which most can’t see and are thus unable understand the ‘y’s of the evil that surrounds them. And the light, which also isn’t noticeable to MOST, even though the contrast is explicit. The extremes of the end between darkness and light are magnificent. Because no matter how dark times might get the light prevails. People should not miss the opportunity to come to grips with the many aspects of darkness and light. Especially the way current history is unfolding before us. But most will because they know not, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The only one, who can make the contrast explicitly clear. By allowing detection of the camouflaged leopard.

Next what Daniel reveals that will help understand Revelation 13:1-2.

Dire Straights

Oh! how civilization has moved on with one creative advancement after the other. Perhaps such an instinct was inherited from the one who said, “I’ll ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High,” Isaiah 14:14. Which is the human intent, but said in a more subtle way. With most, and certainly the community of nations seeing God as a relic of the past.

One might say, justifiably, that arrogance is what plagues individuals and the community of nations. Thinking that they can become more than they where destined. The key to happiness, and success is to find ones fit in life, and make the best of it, whether an individual or a nation. Yes, all things are possible with God, but not with us. That’s the lesson the woman teaches us followed by her excuse making husband, Adam, Genesis 3:4-6,12.

And part of God’s response was to say, “Behold! the man has become as one of us, to know good and evil,” Genesis 3:22. Our Bible paints such behaviors as spaces in time, where one is blanketed as being evil, and expressed, as agents of darkness. Creating confusion because the darkness is so persuasive practically obstructing the brightness of the light or everything that is good.

The good is seen as the light or good showing the way. Allowing for the provision of everything humanity seeks and needs for our respective lives. Whether as individuals, or as a community of nations. Rejected, though by the majority of both individuals and nations. Shedding light, as to why individuals and the world are in such dire straights. Moving towards what the Bible declares to be dooms day. “And except those days should be shortened there should be no flesh saved,” Matthew 24:22a. With God being merciful, “But for the elect’s sake (those secure in Christ) those days shall be shortened,” Matthew 24:22b.

Daniel gives us a glimpse of this in Daniel 2:22, saying this, “He (God) reveals the deep and secret things.” That’s what individuals and governments want. With the deep suggestive for what is craved. But for most it’s elusive, seemingly secret, for both individuals and nations. Thus gamemenship, the getting of the upper hand that leads both down the path of darkness. Where there are no rules, except, catch me if you can. Because I, and we, will ascend above the heights of the clouds, and become like God.

Daniel continues by knowing that its the darkness that makes the light elusive. Directing us to know the light because it’s the light which dwells with God that makes that elusive light brighter than the rising sun. Promising to get even brighter, as the light progresses through the ages of history but not without some very troubling times. And that is what is meant by the two phrase in Daniel 2:22. “He (God) reveals the deep and secret things, 22a,” and, “He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him, 22b.” Erupting with the Matthew 24:22 occurring sometime down the corridors of history.

Winds Whirl around Vatican City let the wheels of history spin their pleasures

On the earth today from centuries past. Perhaps about to impact the people of the earth, as never before. For you see God in his majesty has declared the end from the beginning. Bringing the ancient of times to the forefront for conclusion. Because in His majesty, He declared that His counsel will stand and He will do his pleasure. (scriptural texts:Isaiah 46:9-10). It all boils down to this, God wants us to know developing occurrences, so that we in Christ can be prepared to deal with them. Is it the absences of Pope Benedict XV1 from the papal throne? And the arrival of Pope Francis, who isn’t new because he already was and is of the seven. (scriptural texts:Revelation 17:10-11). Or is it the emergence of a revived Roman Empire? Who knows not for certainty the declaration of the end from the being? Not this padre, but got some signs to share, so as not to be caught unprepared.

Let the wheels of history spin their pleasures. Because picturesque from God’s heaven. We see one referred to as a great red dragon. Signaling the endurance of the one who is guilty of betrayal to his God. (scriptural texts:Isaiah 14:12-14). The master of deception in the most cruel and inhuman ways, as he targets the final destruction of the twelve stars in the woman’s crown. (scriptural texts:Revelation 12:1-5). The faithful servants of God through Jesus Christ, who are the church. It has been said that all that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing. Wrong! Evil prevails because of the failure of the church to attack evil. The red dragon, for instance, isn’t targeting the United Nations for destruction. To the contrary the UN may well be part of the red dragons tail that sweeps away a third of Christendom. (explained later).

We discover that the red dragon has seven heads which may well be Catholicisms empire on the seven hills of Rome, Italy. This dragon has ten horns which perhaps is picturesque of the ten providence’s created by Augustus Caesar. The great red dragon was crowned into the royalty of evil. Designed by God to show the church the deceptiveness of evil, when portrayed as good. God teaches us that the evil of the red dragon wears seven crowns on his head. Signaling that the crowned jewel of evil is not alone in his conquest to destroy Christendom. But has the crushing allegiance of earthly kingdoms, who find Christendom very annoying (scriptural text:Revelation 12:3).

So in a final purge, the great red dragon with the embodiment that is human, maybe a Pope from Rome. Then in partnership with other governments and world bodies. Sweeps through them with with his tail and a third part of the stars in heaven being cast to to earth. Thus destroying 33 1/3 of meaningful Christendom. Most likely through brutal warlike slaughter of Christians. But with God prevailing through His promise. The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. (scriptural text:Matthew 16:18). Note: Peter is picturesque of the crowned stars that the woman wore, just like you and me. Jesus is the rock upon which those stars become valiant and impenetrable. Even against the combined forces of hell.

So the lesson learned Christendom has, and will suffer casualties, but the great red dragon, once again could not succeed. As 66 2/3 percent of faithful Christendom survived. So we observe grotesque evil parading over the woman. As she is in labor because her stars from her crown will always bring newborns  into the cause of Christ. To be continued.

Is Cardinal Turkson Peter the Roman

It’s a generational phenomenon causing many to think that theirs is the last before the world ends. Is there any merit for such an occurrence? Yes! That is if one believes the Bible to be the inerrant word of God. Which it is determined to be, by all, who have experienced newness of life brought about through the confessing of ones sins to Jesus Christ only.Then embracing Jesus Christ as ones Savior and Lord. Followed by being baptized, by being submerged in water which is a public renunciation of ones sins and a commitment to follow Christ. In other words, becoming His witness among the people to the aforementioned world. Then the Spirit of God through the study of our scriptures and prayer will give one understanding of scriptures not previously understood. However, it isn’t an immediate discovery because it takes sincere devotion and perseverance. Because the Bible is a complex book, where its teachings aren’t tied together neatly by subject category.

Our Bible is like no other book, this truth we find in Revelation 19:13. Which states, “And He was clothed with a vesture (body of Christ) dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.” So when, a person picks up one of millions of Bibles, and opens it and sees inked words on white pages, it’s like no other book. Because, it is the living breathing essences of our triune God.

It is an occurrence that can’t be understood by human reasoning. Like how a man and woman joined together in marriage become one person. That scriptural truth is recorded, as follows, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh,” so declared Adam. And confirmed by Jesus, and broadened, when he said, “Have you not read, that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female? For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife, and they shall be one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (scriptural texts:Genesis 3:24;Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31.The Apostle Paul, declared this to be a great mystery. And, it is! Because Paul was referring to Christ and His church. (scriptural text:Ephesians 5:32). The mystery is as such because His church represents those of born again and married to Jesus, as His bride. Nether mystery is explainable by human reasoning. Therefore the church is not concrete and wood edifices but rather people made of flesh and blood.

In essences then, the joining of a man and a woman in marriage is meant in a picturesque way to be the marriage between saved sinners and their Redeemer. A prophetic truth recorded in Revelation that might be closer to fulfillment than most realize. “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her, it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” Then he said to me write, “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” (scriptural texts:Revelation 19:7-9).

And, I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren, who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (scriptural text:Revelation 19:10).

What you have just read is under attack designed to convince the citizenry of the world to trash such beliefs, as being obsolete and irrelevant in our modern world. And who do you think wants to lead this attack? None other than, Cardinal Peter Turkson, who was thought to be the favorite to replace emeritus Pope Benedict XV1 and whom some say was Benedict’s choice. Here is what the Cardinal said, “The church faces grave challenges in remaining relevant in the modern world as he laid out a conservative vision of how to deal with society’s “alternative lifestyles.” (source:The Daily Telegraph, 12 February 2013).

It’s not likely Turkson would approach “alternative lifestyles” would be in accordance with the aforementioned scriptures. But rather to evangelize practitioners of alternative lifestyles into the Roman Catholic Church, according to what Turkson told the Telegraph. Which means, to attempt to swallow up such people into an anti-Christ church. Killing them if necessary. And by not allowing people outside of the Catholic church to engage in everyday commerce. Which would drive huge numbers to give their allegiance to the beast in Rome. Adding numbers to the Catholic church. And revenues to their treasury, but without the saving experience provided through Jesus Christ. (scriptural texts:Revelation 13:15-17).

There is an ancient prophecy by St. Malachy that said the last Pope can be determined from Revelation 17:10-11 which was discussed, 07 December 2015. Through a mathematical formula which supported the conclusion that the next to the last Pope would end his reign in 2012. Pope Benedict XV1 entered 2013 as pope resulting in an mathematical error of a few weeks. Not by St. Malachy but by scholars, who attempted to interpret his prophecy. They were dealing with a prophecy which is centuries old. And the prophecy claimed the next pope would assume the name of Petrus Romanus or Peter the Great. Of great interest are these words from Revelation 17:11, “And the beast that was (Pope John Paul 11) and is not, even he is the eighth, and is going into perdition (hell).” Interesting also is, Revelation 17:8, “The beast that you saw, was and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world. When they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” Benedict’s predecessor was (6th beast) Pope John Paul 11,  and the Pope that is, is (7th beast) emeritus Benedict, and the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Is Pope John Paul 11, is the 8th beast, and is of the seven.

What we don’t know is whether or not St. Malachy got it right in the first place. And secondly whether or not scholars working to interpret his prophecy got it right. In a short time, we will know because on the world scene today is Pope Francis.

Interesting also is that no pope in the history of the papacy has assumed the name of Peter out of deference to the apostle Peter for reasons discussed with yesterdays posting. And though Cardinal Turkson did not inherit the papacy from emeritus Pope Benedict. He bears paying attention to as to what more visible rolls he might play on the world stage. Had he been elected to the office of the papacy, he would be been the first black pope.

And finally, should the Malachy prophecy be a bulls eye, then we have another paranormal occurrence that escapes human logic. Which is that, Pope John Paul 11, will ascend from the bottomless pit. Then in ways foreign to human logic and will possess Cardinal Turkson.

All of which stirs the fires that this present generation could be the one that witnesses the end of the world, as we know it. Giving way to many horrific experiences of individual and nation states miseries. But for the secure in Christ, it brings us that much closer to the Marriage Super of the Lamb, a glorious occasion, as noted earlier in this discussion.

Truth about Apostle Peter and perhaps you

The Roman Catholic Church had its birth, so they erroneously say, when Jesus said to Peter, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (scriptural text:Matthew 16:18).

Christ with His discussion with Peter clearly established His emissary on earth through the personage of Peter. However, Pope Benedict XV1, and Pope Francis are not His emissaries on earth. Neither were any of their predecessors reaching back to Peter.

It is argued by this padre that the Christ proclamation to Peter was the beginning of the Christ movement on earth, which was intended to be a revolutionary movement. Which was, and still is in effect, which is to evangelize the world and consequently influence world governments in their governance because the world would be Christian. So a pyramid would show the church at the top of this pyramidal structure. Followed by the masses of people, who would then form world governments. And those world governments, would then govern from a Christian perspective. Much like the administrations of our founding fathers.

Our founding father’s penned the United States Constitution in its original form by divine providence. It is the worlds greatest document for self governance. Three separate, but equal branches of government is a miracle in itself. Mortal men are to selfish to relinquish and share power equally among others. And the clause in our Constitution not allowing the government to establish religion or to deny the practice thereof was another miraculous act of divine providence. Which Thomas Jefferson tagged, as the separation and church. Whose genius was amplified by an nineteenth century statesman, who said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” Lord Acton.

The power of Christendom comes from what Christ said to Peter. “And whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be lost in heaven.” (scriptural text:Matthew 16:19). In those words Jesus gave us two directives confirmed by the revealer, “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth. To every nation, tribe, tongue and people. Saying with a loud voice, fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (scriptural texts:Revelation 14:6-7).

The preaching of the gospel for the evangelization of the world is our duty, as His true and only emissaries on this earth. Our success in evangelizing of the people would be bound in heaven. Any individual failures to carry out the responsibility would result with some being lost to heaven with no prospect of eternal life. Because that great commission, grants continued opportunity to repent and embrace eternal life that Christ promised. Echoed prophetically by Daniel, “I was watching in the night visions. And behold! One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and a kingdom. That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away. And His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.” (scriptural texts:Daniel 7:13-14). It’s our duty to try and try again to prepare as many people as possible to enter His everlasting kingdom.

There you have it folks. What we bind is bound in heaven and what is not bound is lost to heaven. Which may, or may not be our individual or collective fault. But that’s for next time but for now consider this, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every one according to his work.” (scriptural text:Revelation22:12).

Feathers in the devils cap

Some themes live on forever. It’s just a matter of believing in the accomplishment of a particular theme. One such theme was defined by Studs Terkel, 16 May 1912-31 October 2008, who said, “ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things.”

Perhaps at no time during modern times, has the United States been more in need of ordinary Christians performing extraordinary things. The gamut of choices are like ripe fruit dangling from the branches of trees. Which piece of fruit to pick first, so it is with the unparalleled challenges facing the nation. If the nation, and therefore the world, is going to survive. The church of Jesus Christ must step up, big time, and execute the work of Christ.

Challenges like the rotten fruit of Islam which is allowed to dangle from the branches of dwindling American freedom and prosperity. Now threatening the United States, as it has through out Europe. A completely unabated diseased fruit sure to doom the United States. As it has done across the globe, and in particular, the once great nation of Great Britain. A nation being suffocated by the toxic effects of accommodating the Muslim agenda. This is the same goal that they have in mind for the United States.

More than one reason exist for such a statement. But for now, this will have to suffice. Great Britain and the United States have been Israels greatest protectors from the Muslim world. By conquering both nations, the slaughter of the Jews is a foregone conclusion. A centuries old goal ever since Muhammad wrote the Qur’an. And for the spiritual, and political  savvy of the nation. Having, Barack Hussein Obama, in the Peoples House, known as the White House to politicians, for a second term represents a giant leap forward for their desired goals.

The rotten fruit of Islam must be challenged and destroyed, a repeated necessity that has occurred through out history. And the Christian community can’t expect the political community to be of any use. Many things are uncertain in this world, but the uselessness of the political community is unquestionable. After all, President Obama, is a Muslim sympathizer. And as such, we will see his Islamic patriotism grow at an exponential rate. Then using his bully pulpit to directly and indirectly to dismantle our Judeo-Christian heritage. Designed to destroy the anchors that made America a great God fearing nation. For those reasons, it’s the Christian community in and through Jesus Christ that must rise up and make the difference. It’s the church that is blessed by God, and not the president, the supreme court or the congress. When a nation fails, it’s because the church failed God. And, not the politicians from state governments. Because they with the feds, what the kingdom, but not God at the helm.

To make things more complicated is the spiritual darkness within Christianity. As exemplified by Pope Francis, who constantly apologizes for the sins of his clergy. While failing to call his clergy to repentance and redemption through Jesus Christ. Nor has this global religious figure, who is given a world platform, ever attempted to call the worlds citizenry to repentance. Preaching redemption through Jesus to the Jews, Christians, Muslims and all others. Because adherence to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and all others isn’t in itself redemptive. Sometimes Francis refers to the gospel, but he does not preach the gospel. A world community in the palm of his hand, and the Pope fails to explain John 3:16. Which reads, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him should not perish but have have everlasting life.” The Pope always fails to preach the process of believing and not perishing. Like what’s recorded in Romans 10:9-10, and its life changing aftermath as recorded in 2 Corinthians 5:17.

While the protestant movement unleashed a courageous reform movement within Christianity. Led by Martin Luther, it is today a church splintered by divisions. So much so, that the church is not much of a force. For the difficult task of being responsible for the affairs of God on earth during the temporary absence of Christ.

Perhaps the failure of the Christian movement has moved God to give up on Christianity, as a world force in the preparation of his kingdom on earth. Leaving his believers with what should be a dreaded accounting to him someday for our failures. And, I often wonder what the following really means, and how it will play out for you and me. “And! Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person according as their work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

When all is said, and done, this age old drama here on earth has been a contest with the devil contesting God’s authority. And torching the land with repeated feathers in his cap, as he proclaims himself the god of this world. With 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, telling us how the process works. With verses five and six telling us how to stand tall and be proud in relationship to Revelation 22:12.