The Pope, St Malachy, war, economy and 2012

Pope Benedict to step down April 15 2012

According to Italian daily newspaper “Libero”, Pope Benedict XVI is thinking about leaving the papacy next April, when he will turn 85

ANdrea Tornielli
Vatican City

There is one front page news story that will certainly not go unnoticed: that is, that the Pope is thinking about resigning during the Spring of 2012. Journalist Antonio Socci has confirmed the same in the Italian daily, Libero.

“For now,” Socci writes, “he is saying that this may be true (Joseph Ratzinger’s personal assumption), but I hope the story does not reach the news. But this rumor is circulating high up in the Vatican and therefore deserves close attention. The Pope has not rejected the possibility of his resignation when he turns 85 in April next year.”

Socci recalls that the assumption he will resign, without any hitches, was the same thing Ratzinger talked about in an interview in the book “Luce del mondo” (Light of the World), when, in response to a question by interviewer Peter Seewald, he said: “When a Pope arrives at a clear awareness that he no longer has the physical, mental, or psychological capacity to carry out the task that has been entrusted to him, then he has the right, and in some cases, even the duty to resign.” Furthermore, in another passage, Benedict XVI wondered if he would be able to “withstand it all, just from the physical point of view.”

Next Up is Peter the Roman.

The “prophecy” of Malachy (Not presented as a fact):

The last of these prophecies concerns the end of the world and is as follows: “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”

Comment:

First I want to clarify that I am posting this for interest sake only and not as a fact or as a believer in the Papal prophecies of Malachy.

Now let me get to the point. I find it very interesting how so many important things are pointing to March/April 2012. Lets have a look at some of them:

1) Gerald Celente has warned that the EU may collapse in 90 days.

2) The new sanctions against Iranian oil will kick in on April 1.

3) The worlds leading economies has $7 trillion maturing debt of which $4 trillion is payable in the first quarter.

4) Passover is on 6 April 2012.

5) Pope Benedict may step down in April.

6) From the 777 point drop of the Dow in Sept 2008 to Passover 2012 is about 42 months or 3.5 years.

Does all of this mean anything?  Are we facing an event so devastating that it will usher in the great tribulation. As Pastor Brian has pointed out in one of his posts, technically Jerusalem is already surrounded  by armies. We just need an attempt of a sacrifice on Passover being stopped by an EU gentleman.

One morning we will wake up to a world that has totally changed overnight.

Edit:

Here is the interlinear Scripture for Dan 12:11 as discusses by Truth and Agie:

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30 thoughts on “The Pope, St Malachy, war, economy and 2012

  1. Thanks Vic, things do certainly seem to be lining up, I pray so, this world is in pretty bad shape all the way around, and even though much devastation will come, we know that Jesus will return and right things. Oh for that wondrous day, when our Blessed Hope appears.

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  2. We are entering into a time of trouble (wars and rumors of wars), but it is not yet The Great Tribulation. The Great Tribulation will begin 1290 days after the sacrifice is abolished.

    From Daniel 12:11 –

    11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.” Daniel 12:11

    and cross referencing from Matthew 24:15-22 –

    15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” ref. Matt. 24:15-22

    The Great Tribulation begins with “the abomination that causes desolation” and ends with the second coming of Yahusha (our Messiah) at the Rapture.

    Blessings.

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  3. I disagree with your interpretation Truth. The 1290 days starts at the abomination of desolation. This is when the Great Tribulation starts….when the son of perdition exalteth himself above all that is called God. That is why the Jews are fleeing to the mountains…the days being cut short are the Great Tribulation days.

    The Malachy prophecy is the first thing that came to my mind when I read the title of the entry. It is very interesting how all these events are lining up during March/April. In a way I am excited. On the other hand, not so excited. There are so many I know that really do not know what is coming. They will not listen or do not care enough or think there is no way during my life that Jesus is returning.

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  4. Agie95,

    At this point, we both have scriptural support for our understandings.

    Go to BibleGateway.com and read through the available interpretations of Daniel 12:11. You will find that some interpreters say that the “abolishment of sacrifice” happens along with the “abomination that causes desolation” and then there are 1290 days. Others say that the “abolishment of sacrifice” happens, then there are 1290 days, and then the “abomination that causes desolation” happens.

    We will be able to see more clearly when the “abolishment of sacrifice” occurs. Will it be immediately paired with the “abomination that causes desolation” or will that occur 1290 days later? We should know soon. If the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument (January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2013) marks the “seven” of Daniel 9:27, then the “abolishment of sacrifice” must occur before December 31, 2013.

    Blessings.

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  5. The rapture takes place Rev. 4:1 and here AFTER THE CHURCHS. Churchs are never mentioned again.
    I believe the books in the Bible are in perfect order. God could have changed them at any time.

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  6. Dave, there is zero scripture support for the rapture occurring at Rev. 4:1. Most that post on this site do not believe this either. The way I see the rapture explained to us in 1 Thes. 4:16 is Jesus will descend from heaven. Rev. 4:1 has John going into heaven. These two events are not the same. When you watch a show and you see someone in the show and then do not see that person anymore in the show does that mean they do not exist? No. They just are not the focus anymore. Also, Revelation is not a book that reads straight through in a linear fashion. It pauses in certain places and provides filler info. Other than angels, heavenly beings, God, and Jesus no one is specifically mentioned after chapter 3 until chapter 7 where the 144k or sealed and then those that came out of the Great Tribulation. This great multitude that show up all at once is either THE rapture or a second rapture. The Bible never tells about a second rapture. If you believe the in a pre-trib rapture how can you explain this second rapture that is never spoken prior to this event? After chapter 7 comes the trumpet judgements in 8, 9 & 10. No specific group is really mentioned in these chapters. A portion of Chapter 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14 are filler. Going back in time to provide additional info. When the saints are mentioned, I believe and many others believe this is the church. Not much to argue here other. You either believe it is or you don’t, but based on the evidence of everything else it makes the most sense. Chapter 15 starts the bowl judgements. I could go on….Since a good portion of Revelation has to do with God’s wrath why would it mention Christians or Jews?

    We are told in 1 Thes. 4:16 – “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air…”

    Most agree that this is the rapture. Doesn’t Matthew 24:30-31, Luke 21:27-28, and Mark 13:26-27 say the same? The chapters mentioned above in Matthew, Luke, Mark, and in addition Revelation 6-7:19 all follow the same order. It is the 6 seals, then the rapture. The seals are not God’s wrath. Look to whom unleashes God’s wrath in the bowl and trumpet judgements. It is the angels. Plus, the wrath is always from God and not Jesus. Jesus is opening the seals and as He is opening them things are happening, but they are not God’s wrath.

    I hope you read this info and see what the Bible says. I pray that your heart is prepared for what we (assuming it is time) will have to endure and that no one is deceived.

    There is more as I mentioned, but I am running out of time.

    God Bless!

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  7. Excellent explanation Agie and I agree 100%. Thanks for clarifying that. And welcome Dave!

    On the subject of Dan 12:11, I have added the interlinear translation of the verse in the original post as a jpeg file. Click to enlarge. This is one of those verses that can be seen from both sides of the argument. Although I agree more with Agie’s interpretation, I am not blind to Truth’s view. I guess this is one of those “wait and see” situations.

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  8. Amen as well to Agie’s explanation. I have one thing to add, since I don’t believe we need to be militant about either position, either pre-trib or pre-wrath. I tend to favor the pre-wrath position and a rapture that takes place after the 6th seal as Agie has identified.

    My questions to someone who is adamantly pre-trib are two:

    1) What if the pre-trib interpretation is wrong? It assumes believers will be raptured before many end-times prophecies are fulfilled, how will believers watch as we are commanded, why would the Lord tell us what to watch for if we are already to be with him?

    2)What of the theme all throughout the Bible of God bringing his greatest triumphs through (not despite, but through) adversity. Why would God change this pattern at the moment of his greatest triumph.

    To answer the two I’ve posed above from a pre-wrath perspective – I will happily congratulate all of those who held a pre-tribulation view in heaven for being right, I know that as God always has he will supply my every need as I pass through the final refining fires awaiting his glory.

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  9. And can any pre-trib person believe this scripture would be fulfilled if Jesus came tonight?

    Eph.4
    11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
    12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
    13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

    14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

    15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:

    16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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  10. Here is a interesting piece of info:
    This was written in 2006.
    Malachy’s Peter the Roman: Msgr. Pietro Parolin?
    Is Monsignor Pietro Parolin, an official with the Vatican’s Roman Curia, destined to be Saint Malachy’s prophesied “Petrus Romanus”?

    The following might present what is to be the future fulfillment of St. Malachy’s prophecy concerning “Peter the Roman.”

    It is lifted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes

    It is lifted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes
    “Because no number is assigned to Petrus Romanus (Malachy’s 112th “pope”), it is possible that (Peter the Roman) may take on the role of the Pope without putting on the robe of the Pope. Under this possible scenario, a catastrophe at the Vatican (perhaps a terrorist attack) could wipe out the top leadership of the Church during either a consistory or a conclave of the College of Cardinals. As a result, with no viable College surviving to elect a new pontiff, this particular scenario would have a surviving official of the Roman Curia succeeding to the top leadership of the Church but not as Pope. Since he would not rise to the Papacy itself but instead would become, in effect, the top caretaker of the Church, he would not need to assume a new papal name such as Peter; thus he would keep the name he has had since his birth in Italy, and that name already would be Peter (or, in Italian, Pietro). Currently (that is, as of March 2006) there is only one such candidate for Petrus Romanus (or Peter the Roman) within the Roman Curia. His name is Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Under-Secretary of State for Relations with States, appointed by Pope John Paul II in 2002 to serve under Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo. A native of Schiavon, Italy, Monsignor Parolin was born in January 1955.”

    The speculation above seems at least worthy of consideration given:

    –Pope Benedict XVI’s recent consistory at the Vatican (on 3-24-06). –The expectation that the new pontiff also will hold more consistories in the future. –The expectation that Benedict is about to streamline the Roman Curia (including forcing Angelo Sodano, the Vatican’s Secretary of State and Dean of the College of Cardinals, to retire sometime in April). –The new pontiff’s desire to reach out to the Muslim world. –The recent bombing by Muslim extremists of a 1,200-year-old mosque’s dome in Iraq. –The fact that in 2,000 years no newly-elected Pope has ever had the nerve to take the name of Peter (making it unlikely that there will ever be a Pope Peter II but more likely that Peter the Roman will be a non-Pope who acts as caretaker of the Church).
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1604043/posts

    Here is more info:
    Who Will Be the Next Pope?
    Behind the scenes, Vatican watchers are already speculating on possible successors to Pope Benedict XVI. This time the short-list includes several Africans and Hispanics. Here’s our guide to the 12 front-runners.

    By Edward Pentin

    Predicting who will be the next pope is a presumptive and precarious endeavor.

    After all, the Roman Catholic Church is not just some political institution or a corporation with a white-robed CEO at the helm. To 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, it’s a divine body that operates with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    But papal elections offer rare insight into how the church is growing and evolving, as well as how much it differs from any other earthly institution. Handicapping the players next in line to lead the Vatican involves weighing geopolitical concerns as much as it does the general “holiness” of the candidates.

    Although no such election is imminent, many people believed that Pope Benedict XVI’s age when he succeeded Pope John Paul II four years ago might make his term in Peter’s
    Chair a short one.

    So what would the cardinals look for if it were necessary to gather for a conclave? (Papal elections are called conclaves, which means “locked in with a key,” because the cardinals who vote are sequestered behind locked doors during their deliberations and voting.)

    Certainly, they look for holiness. The Pope, above all, must be someone of prayer. He must be pastoral, with deep compassion for the poor and vulnerable. Candidates also are judged on intelligence and grasp of current issues. A flair for languages, particularly Italian and English, is useful but not crucial.

    One of the factors most likely to occupy the minds of the cardinal-electors are the challenges facing the Church and its increasingly global character, according to papal biographer John Allen. Two-thirds of the world’s Catholics live in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Many observers had predicted that an African cardinal would be elected at the last conclave, with Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze cited as having the best chance of becoming a black Pope. In the end, neither he nor any other African or Asian came close to election.

    Cardinal Arinze is no longer considered a contender for the papacy. But there are several African and Latin American candidates on the short-list. Still, the possibility of an American Pope remains remote.

    For a Church in global transition, there could be as many good reasons for sticking with the traditional Italian or European pontiff as there are for picking from abroad; its decline in Europe presents one of Catholicism’s greatest challenges.

    With these factors in mind, Newsmax drew up a list of 12 front-runners. But whoever is chosen, the Church believes that human beings — and certainly not mere journalists — ultimately do not elect the successor of Peter, but rather a far higher authority is responsible for the choice. “In a conclave, the choice of the Pope is made by the Holy Spirit,” says veteran Vatican commentator Vittorio Messori.

    Perhaps that’s what makes this unique, secretive, and sacred election so mysterious and tricky to predict.

    The 12 Leading Papal Candidates

    Cardinal Marc Ouellet

    Archbishop of Quebec, Canada

    Noted for his cheerful, open, and humble persona, as well as his uncompromising orthodoxy, Cardinal Ouellet often is regarded as the cardinal to watch for the future. Last year, Pope Benedict chose him to chair a synod of bishops on the Bible — often a sign of a favored successor. The 64-year-old reportedly excelled in the role, called “relator,” while managing a major international congress for the Church in Quebec that same year. Surrounded by liberal bishops and radical secularism, he has remained one of the staunchest defenders of the Catholic faith in the Canadian hierarchy. An author of many books, he is a proficient linguist.

    Cardinal Angelo Scola

    Patriarch of Venice, Italy

    Once considered a long shot to succeed John Paul II, Cardinal Scola has emerged as a front-runner to follow Benedict XVI because of his pastoral energy and theological expertise. An eminent scholar, he has striven to find ways to avoid a “clash of civilizations” through building a forum for dialogue and encounter between the West and Islam. The 67-year-old son of a truck driver is ebullient and multilingual. Sometimes his intellectual depth can confound even the most erudite of theologians. If elected, he would follow three Venice patriarchs who went on to become Pope in the 20th century: Pius X, John XXIII, and John Paul I.

    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

    Archbishop of Buenos Aries, Argentina

    If elected, this runner-up in the last conclave would be the first Jesuit to reach the highest seat in the Catholic Church. A very pastoral, humble, and simple priest who is happy using public transportation and shuns interviews, he probably would opt for a quiet life as Peter’s successor. Not a fan of bureaucracies, he’s said he’d be reluctant to live at the Vatican. But if his record in Argentina is an indicator, he would be a redoubtable defender of Catholic identity and orthodoxy. Now 72, he studied chemistry before entering the priesthood and is said to speak Spanish, Italian, and German.

    Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn

    Archbishop of Vienna, Austria

    A member of a prominent aristocratic Austrian family that produced two cardinals in the 18th and 19th centuries, Cardinal Schoenborn has long been a rising star in the Catholic Church. He was considered a serious candidate for Pope during the 2005 conclave but was thought too young. Now 64, the former student of Benedict XVI still is relatively young but that may run in his favor this time. Above all, he has had extensive experience of defending the Church in the face of radical secularism in Austria. Multilingual, he recently called for a reform of the Vatican’s internal communications.

    Cardinal Ivan Dias

    Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

    Experience as an archbishop, a Vatican diplomat, and long service as an official in the Roman Curia make this Indian prelate arguably the ideal papal candidate from the developing world. But his low profile (he almost never gives interviews) means he is little known, even in his native India. The 73-year-old has served at Vatican embassies in Scandinavia, Indonesia, and Madagascar, and is said to speak a dozen languages. He is responsible for maintaining the Church’s missionary activity around the world, and it is so important that he is known as the “Red Pope.”

    Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier

    Archbishop of Durban, South Africa

    Cardinal Napier, a Franciscan, has been tipped as a potential black African Pope for some time. Charismatic, humble and pastorally effective, he is a keen advocate of social justice, is doctrinally sound and is a vigorous opponent of abortion. He grew up on a South African farm with seven siblings during the apartheid era. He even opposed a papal visit to the country in 1988 saying it would give legitimacy to the white-dominated government. He has also been a firm backer of the Church’s teaching against condom use in preventing AIDS.

    Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco

    Archbishop of Genoa, Italy

    A firm and loyal friend of Benedict XVI, Cardinal Bagnasco, 66, has emerged as a doughty yet softly spoken and deeply pastoral leader of the Church in Italy. His meteoric rise is testament to his abilities. Appointed archbishop of Genoa in August 2006, Benedict XVI chose him to head the Italian bishops’ conference a year later and made him a cardinal. His strength of character was shown in his same-sex union condemnation in 2007, a battle the Italian Church eventually won but led to death threats against him and brought about the presence of armed guards. He often has defended the Pope vigorously in the face of controversy.

    Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

    Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    If the cardinals were to choose someone with a more liberal-leaning outlook, the 66-year-old Cardinal Maradiaga would be their man. He has long been one of Latin America’s leading voices in the College of Cardinals, especially on social-justice issues. He once called poverty and social injustice the real “weapons of mass destruction” and said globalization is creating a world in which “the greediness of a few is leaving the majority on the margin of history.” He is most popular in Latin America, home to 40 percent of the world’s Catholics. He is also good with the media, speaks eight languages, and plays the saxophone.

    Cardinal George Pell

    Archbishop of Sydney, Australia

    A no-nonsense Australian who takes an uncompromisingly conservative position on social issues, Cardinal Pell, 67, would delight conservative and traditionalist members in the Church if he were elected. Since being elevated to cardinal in 2003, he has taken a high profile on a wide range of issues, while adhering strictly to Catholic orthodoxy and supporting traditional liturgy. He rose to prominence at the World Youth Day the Pope attended in Sydney last year. A climate change skeptic, he once criticized “hysteric and extreme claims” about global warming as a “symptom of pagan emptiness.” Warm hearted and with a wry sense of humor, Pell stands more than 6 feet tall and is a keen sports fan and a former rugby player.

    Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins

    Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for the Causes of Saints

    Had there been a stalemate between Cardinal Ratzinger and his nearest rival, Cardinal Bergoglio, during the last conclave, the compromise candidate would have been Cardinal Saraiva. His warmth and holiness have brought him much respect among officials at the Vatican, where the Portuguese cardinal worked until recently. A keen soccer fan, the 77-year-old headed the Vatican’s education department for many years before being appointed to oversee saints causes. But his age and his inability to speak English could work against him.

    Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson

    Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana

    When he was elevated to the cardinalate by John Paul II in 2003, Cardinal Peter Turkson became one the youngest princes of the church. At just 60 years old, he has already made his mark as a champion of Christian unity, interreligious dialogue and the Church in Africa. A proficient linguist (he speaks six languages), his abilities have already been noted by the Pope: In February, Benedict XVI appointed him to be the recording secretary for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Africa in October. A U.K. Catholic magazine described him in 2005 as “one of Africa’s most energetic Church leaders.”

    Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera

    Archbishop of Mexico City

    Cardinal Rivera heads the world’s largest Catholic archdiocese, with a population of 7 million. He has criticized Mexico’s drug cartels sharply and most recently backed calls for tougher laws after an increase in drug-related violence. He also has spoken out against government corruption and complicity in the drug trade, and he has called on the United States to join forces against the problem. A few years ago, he criticized the U.S. for “xenophobic attitudes” toward Mexican immigrants. Cardinal Rivera, 66, is conservative doctrinally and, like Cardinal Pell, could be counted on to defend the Church vigorously in the face of radical secularism.

    The Long-Shot Contenders

    Top picks for pontiff usually come from the ranks of the cardinals who are closest to the line of succession at the Vatican. But there’s an old Roman saying about papal conclaves: “The next Pope is not yet a cardinal.”

    Among those who could see their stock rise between now and the next papal election are:

    • Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, an Italian biblical scholar who heads of the Vatican’s council for culture.

    • Monsignor Pietro Parolin, another Italian considered in Rome’s diplomatic circles to be a first-class diplomat. He has made concrete advances in bettering the Church’s relations with Vietnam and China.

    • Archbishop Raymond Burke, the lone American on the list, the former archbishop of St. Louis who recently was appointed head of the Church’s “Supreme Court” and is expected widely to be made a cardinal soon. — E.P.

    http://w3.newsmax.com/a/jun09/pope/

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  11. A book entitled, As I passed Him: a prophecy within our times, the author shares an real spiritual experience which he has interpreted, by way of his experience, who the next pope will be and what his papal name will be. And yes the name does coincide with the St. Malachy Prophecy. His book is featured at his website http://www.JRCarri.com along with an interpretation of Sister Lucia 3rd Message and how this author interprets it in light of his experience.

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  12. It was a good post then, and a good one now. More proof that those in the Vatican and media who are claiming to be surprised by this announcement either a) have not being paying attention to what the Pope has said for several years b) have a serious case of amnesia or c) and most likely are just lying, because it’s such a habit for them.

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  13. Agie95 said-

    “It is very interesting how all these events are lining up during March/April. In a way I am excited”

    Deja-Vu ?

    -So we have Mr Kerry leaving for Israel to prepare for the arrival of Mr O ( Mid- month? or if he had to arrive on the 19th, I would have to say” hmmmm” )

    -We have Passover and 10th Nissan coming up.(The day The Lord Jesus rode into Jerusalem )

    -We have a ” new Pope” being sworn in round about the same time.

    -We have the EU peace “proposal”-( Mid March ?.)

    -We ( seem) to be in the midst of the strong delusion.

    This Passover seems to be “different” this year ( personally for me ) and am led to re-vist a confirmation scripture (Malachi – Chapter 3) back in 2007 after seeking the Lord on the ” appointed time” and what will ” be our heads up” to the start of the AOD and the fleeing in ” Judea”.

    One of my most comforting verses in this chapter is a precious promise that I hold onto for dear life and a ” woe ” unto those that have oppressed the widow and the fatherless.

    Oh God have mercy!

    Mal 3:5 — And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

    I will be found in the only place I feel safe- in Christ alone 😉

    Isa 26:20 — Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

    Isa 26:21 — For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

    Mat 24:20 — But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

    Mat 24:21 — For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

    Did I mention it was my birthday…the 21st,… oh wait that doesn’t count 😉

    http://www.hebcal.com/converter/?hd=10&hm=Nisan&hy=5773&h2g=1

    Old news by now , but oh so relevant 😦

    http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=302369

    “We welcome President Obama’s visit, if it signals an American promise to become an honest and impartial peace broker,” she said. “The US can play this positive role by engaging in an effective and constructive manner, rather than by repeating the same policy of negotiations for their own sake.”

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  14. no mistake, the timing of all these events………to my own heart and yours dear friends……
    Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
    Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
    Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
    Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
    Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
    Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
    Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
    Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
    Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
    Eph 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
    Eph 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
    for such a time as this…………………………………………………………………………………………

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  15. Amen sis Andre’

    I suppose by now you have seen Bro Brian’s latest post.

    How awesome is this how the Lord is leading us to understand the severity of the time we are in , yet many around us are mesmerized by the enticement of the lust of the flesh ( as in the day’s of Noah ) – just hanging loose outside the ” Ark” and don’t see this day approaching 😦

    Oh Lord have mercy! and the door was closed shut!

    Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:

    1)Trusted in THY wickedness.

    2) Self -deception ( none seeth me )

    3) False wisdom ( perverted thee )

    4) ” I” has become a little ” god” ( I AM , and NONE else besides ME )

    5) Wearied God with the multitude of your ” counsels ”

    Isaiah 47

    10 ¶ For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else besides me.
    11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
    12 ¶ Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast labored from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
    13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
    14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

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  16. This one is for you Tony. I recall you once mentioned how much you loved this man’s work.

    I love his fine gift of discernment as well 🙂

    Chris Pinto exposes the deception of the ” prophecy of st malachy”

    A Jesuit cover up and a planned ” deception” as they try to ” convince ” the world ( and many Christians ) that the prophecy of St Malachy” is true!!

    Lord Jesus please give us greater discement in these days of great deception.

    Oh God help us to hear Thy voice alone!

    ( sorry for the large link )

    http://s3.media.squarespace.com/production/827989/9727427/NOTR_POPE.RESIGNS_02.11.13.mp3?AWSAccessKeyId=0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82&Signature=A1yBKhD4tX2wXmVley2Xz%2FAe28w%3D&Expires=1360725383

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  17. Please allow me to vent !

    Took a quick peek ( at our old stomping grounds) and couldn’t believe how many are doing the ” oohh and the ah’s” over this ” prophecy.” Out of three full pages of this, only one stood for truth and dared to share his concern. Whoo way to go Pastor!!

    The road just got narrower for me 😦

    I mean like seriously guys, if we can’t discern the diabolical deception now, how are we going to stand when this come’s down?—->

    Rev 13:13 — And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

    God ALOWS FALSE prophets to TEST us and that is exactly what is happening here!- to prove thee, to know what [was] in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

    We may want to take the time to pick up the Word of God ( the one that has paper and can turn pages ) and re-vist Deuteronomy – Chapter 13.

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  18. Thanks Sis – your comments above are a blessing to me. We know that the enemies deception will kick into high gear, and from the scripture above that he will be able to do things that appear to be like things that only God can do. We have been told in advance that these things will be false – and we are not to believe them. I have to wonder out loud if this whole Malachy business is one example of those things. It bothers me on many levels – one because it didn’t appear for centuries after its alleged author was dead, two it is fulfilled in the choices of men (men we know to be actively twisting the scripture, and for that pattern of willful sin we can discern that they have left themselves open to satanic influence and are certainly not among the elect), third its so called “fulfillment” when looking at the past often relies upon connecting the so-called “fulfiller” of the prophecy to arcane symbols or other convoluted mechanics to show an alleged “fulfillment” of the prophecy.

    Is it just me or doesn’t it seem awfully convenient that so-many non-biblical prophecies seem to be gaining popularity in the world today? I really believe that is another part of the enemies plan to deceive as many as he can. If he can promote all these false prophecies that capture people’s interest for a while, but ultimately fail – what will he convince some about prophecy in general? He will have convinced them that all prophecies fail and are nothing but superstition (leaving them open to his lie that all will continue as it has in the past, that there is not God, and that he has not made any promises to those that put their trust in him).

    Thank you all for your encouragement, and your discernment thus far. I am very blessed to have our little group of watchers that carefully examines these things in the light of scripture to see if they are true or false.

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  19. Thank-you Rob:)

    The deception is workin 😦

    I praise God that we all love each other enough here to share the truth in love.

    So let me see if I understand this correctly. Could part of the ” diabolical deception” be a DISTRACTION and a DIVERSION ( am I shouting – sorry ) and a habitual DELUSIONAL scheme of the enemy as the next ” Pope ” ” leads and PROTECTS us from the persecution of the ” anti-christ”?

    I mean like seriously can someone say ” Agent provocateur”!!

    Oh I like that – the five “D”s 🙂

    God has shown me how “smooth and slithering” the enemy can really be . These past five years have been a ” boots on the ground ” battle and have prepared me in ways like none other.I praise God that He sure does work out all things for good. I praise His name for the pain, the betrayal’s and even the Judas’ in my life.

    See the LIE here.Oh God have mercy and please protect Thy own.

    CCC 675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.4 The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth5 will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.6

    http://www.catholic-catechism.com/ccc_673.675.1216.2849.htm

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