15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
King James Version (KJV)
More than a sarcastic allusion to the "Iron Chancellor", is it a sign of war?
Above image - "The new Pontiff Pope Francis has rejected the skullcap and gold jewelry, wearing only his "iron cross" .." - URL: http://altocasertano.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/il-neo-pontefic/
Above image - "By the time of the Roman Republic, which flourished during the Iron Age, the classical world was well-acquainted with steel and the steel-making process. Pure iron is relatively soft, but pure iron is never found in nature. Natural iron ore contains various impurities in solid solution, which harden the reduced metal by producing irregular-shaped metallic crystals. The Gladius is generally made out of steel." - URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladius
Above image - "On December 8, 1955, on the Catholic “Feast of The Immaculate Conception of Mary Our Co-redeemer,” the European Ministers’ delegates officially adopted the European flag, twelve stars on a blue background, designed by Arsene Heitz, who, today, is an octogenarian artist in Strasbourg.
Recently Heitz revealed to a French magazine the reason for his inspiration. According to the artist, he thought of the twelve stars in a circle on a blue background, exactly the way it is represented in traditional iconography of this image of the Immaculate Conception. A devotee of the Virgin Mary, Heitz never misses praying a daily Rosary. Heitz noticed the words of the Apocalypse, “And there appeared a great wonder in Heaven; a woman clothed with sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars,” Revelation 12:1. As a devout Catholic, he applies this to Mary, whom Catholics worship.
The European Union’s flag consists of twelve stars, inspired by the halo of twelve stars that appear around the Madonna in Catholic pictures of her. And, that is how a profoundly religious symbol came to be the official European Union flag." - URL: http://concen.org/forum/thread-3996.html
Revelation 12King James Version (KJV)
from: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+12&version=KJV12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:...........5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
From a comment by
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
"The Roman Catholic religious conception of "Consecration of Russia", related to the Church's high-priority Fátima Marian apparitions, promises world peace as a result of this process being fulfilled."
Russia was thus already in the throes of revolution and facing a renewed threat from a Bolshevism particularly hostile to all organized religion when prayers for Russia were first requested in May. The final October miracle occurred just weeks before the Communist Revolution. They argue that this timing suggests that the consecration refers to the threat that Russia faced from atheistic Communism. In 1946 during a gathering of youth at Fatima, Sister Lucia was asked by a young Russian girl (Natacha Derfelden) how the conversion of Russia would come about. Sister Lucia stated that the conversion of Russia would come through the Orthodox Church and "the Oriental rite", meaning the Byzantine tradition.  Yet, another possibility is that it means a conversion of the heart, which conforms to the theological commentary written by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) on the Fatima secret
Popes Pius XII (1942), John Paul II (1984) and Francis (2013) have consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart
The three popes as the SATANIC THREE WISE MEN the first to acknowledge the queen of heaven as the GODDESS of this world? "
Also the name Lucia dos Santos meaning in Portuguese = the Light from Satan?
The iron of the [pope Francis'] rod/cross then to be transformed in the steel of the gladius?
"...And who was the predestined heir of that majesty? Who was that wisdom, and what was her name, the mother of fair love, and far, and holy hope, exalted like a palm-tree in Engaddi, and a rose-plant in Jericho, created from the beginning before the world, in God's counsels, and in Jerusalem was her power? The vision is found in the Apocalypse 'a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.'" *....
* NEWMAN'S Development. The intelligent reader will see at a glance the absurdity of applying this vision of the "woman" of the Apocalypse to the Virgin Mary. John expressly declares that what he saw was a "sign" or "symbol" (semeion). If the woman here is a literal woman, the woman that sits on the seven hills must be the same. "The woman" in both cases is a "symbol." "The woman" on the seven hills is the symbol of the false church; the woman clothed with the sun, of the true church--the Bride, the Lamb's wife."
...."The votaries of Mary," adds he, "do not exceed the true faith, unless the blasphemers of her Son came up to it. The Church of Rome is not idolatrous, unless Arianism is orthodoxy." This is the very poetry of blasphemy. It contains an argument too; but what does that argument amount to? It just amounts to this, that if Christ be admitted to be truly and properly God, and worthy of Divine honours, His mother, from whom He derived merely His humanity, must be admitted to be the same, must be raised far above the level of all creatures, and be worshipped as a partaker of the Godhead.
[from The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, chapter: THE MOTHER OF THE CHILD ]
See also in References an article about the coming popish One World Government.
Friday, January 10, 2014
New Pope Speaks for Political SalvationThe new Jesuit pope continues his campaign for unity of world religions but now has spoken in favor of the forces driving toward one-world government. In spite of the obvious failure of Marxism in the Soviet Union, China, and many Latin American countries, Pope Francis called for more government control over business and the economy.
Issue Date: January/February 2014
The 84-page document called “Evangelii Gaudium” (the Joy of the Gospel), is written in typical papalese with a nod to Francis’s down-to-earth style. He has become much admired for his frugal life style and special attention to the underdogs. Early on he washed the feet of some women in a shelter and hugged a particularly repulsive disfigured man.
This is his first official “apostolic exhortation” and carries less weight than an “encyclical” but is considered to set the tone for his overall plans for his papacy. Like other proponents of socialism, he instructs the wealthy to share with the poor and urges governments to take control of the process. He decried the “idolatry of money,” and called on politicians to “attack the structural causes of inequality,” and provide work, healthcare and education for everybody.
In all fairness, he calls out the pervasiveness of corruption in most of the countries of the world but again looks to governments and the Catholic Church to fix it. This could be expected, however, with him being the first Jesuit pope. A little digging in some obscure corners of history reveals that the Jesuit Order has been neck deep in politics all over the globe almost from its beginning.
Ex-Jesuit Alberto Rivera details in the Alberto Crusader Comic series how the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius Loyola, was first commissioned to stop the spread of the Bible during the Reformation. But when that failed, Jesuit missionaries spread across the globe infiltrating high levels of governments to bring the countries under control of the pope.
This did not work well in Western Europe and North America because of the influence of the King James Bible and its exposure of Rome’s pagan idolatry. They also failed to get traction in Asia where they were expelled from Japan, China and India when their cunning became obvious. In fact, history records several dozen countries have temporarily expelled the Jesuit missionaries.
It is interesting that Pope Francis comes from the one area where Roman Catholicism has thrived, much to the detriment of the people —Latin America. The mixture of politics and religion that surfaces in his “apostolic exhortation” is commonly known as “liberation theology.” For decades, Latin American Catholic leaders have promoted this socialist agenda. Today, most of the countries there are in turmoil because of this political philosophy.
Missionaries tell us that it is increasingly difficult to establish true gospel work in countries like Venezuela because of government domination.
This global move to look to the government instead of Jesus for salvation is further evidence that the time of the Beast of Revelation 13 is near.
World leaders are becoming increasingly arrogant in their refusal to humble themselves before our Creator. They refuse to recognize the truth that, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (See Proverbs 14:34.)
Chick Publications has tried to produce gospel tracts that will speak to the coming turmoil described in Matthew 24. Jesus said that the gospel would be preached to all nations, and then the end would come. Tracts like The Beast, The Poor Revolutionist, Somebody Angry? and Last Generation speak truth in the middle of today’s confusion and the coming chaos.
We need to generously plant these gospel seed so that the Spirit can water them and God can give the increase.