Scripture promises that it will happen, and we’ve seen the stage being set for at least a generation, but reading that in the next few weeks a one world religion will be revealed in the Old City of Jerusalem is a dash or cold water. Truly, we are living in latter days.
There a has been a marked acceleration in both good and evil as the parallel sides of this great cosmic battle prepare for a major showdown. This next stage in history will herald the coming of the Prince, spoken of by Ezekiel the prophet and foretold in numerous other passages. But, like birth pangs of a woman, the arrival of the Anticipated brings with it much change and pain.
I received an email yesterday alerting me to Mekudeshet, a 19 day event in Jerusalem starting on September 4 that is intentionally designed to blend the world’s three major monotheistic religions. With blended worship services and a series of events titled “Seven Ways to Dissolve Boundaries” as well as numerous musicians and artists performing ‘sacred’ pieces that span global religions, this is surely bound to infuriate a Set Apart Creator. And, it takes place during Elul in a year that is so full of prophetic indicators that I can only consider it another portent of the nearness of the Mashiach.
Here is one video with information that I think valuable, though the title is a bit provocative and I hold some of the conclusions with an open hand.
Breaking Israel News has pulled no punches in honestly reporting the Pope’s idea of ‘evangelism.’ Seriously, we have had this discussion on here and across the web with some parties vigorously defending the redeemability of the term ‘evangelize’ and then the Pope comes along and clearly demonstrates that he embraces the history of ‘conquest,’ validating every fear any reasonable Jew ever had.
The following article by Breaking Israel News clearly demonstrates why we must distance ourselves not just from the terms but the history of ‘Christian missionizing.’ The Papacy not only embraces and defends jihad, but they also seek to assist Islam into what they hope will be peaceful coexistence, a demonstrable disaster.
I’m just shaking my head in disbelief at this article and the plethora of errors it demonstrates from the assumed leader of Christianity. Wow. Just more evidence the ride is gonna get bumpy and we need to draw near to God and to our brother Judah while distancing ourselves from the falsehoods our fathers walked in.
Islam and Christianity share the “same idea of conquest”, and for that reason, Islam should not be viewed as a threat, said Pope Francis in a newspaper interview this week.
“It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam,” he conceded to the French Catholic newspaper La Croix. “However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”
Ostensibly, the Pope was drawing a parallel between the Islamic “conquest” known as jihad, a holy war or struggle waged against infidels, and Christian missionizing. Continue reading article…
This is the month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar and traditionally, a month of repentance as we prepare for the Fall Feasts, most especially, Yom Kippur. Psalm 27 is one of the Psalms read daily during this period and several days ago I posted the first of several meditations from this passage. Here is another from verses 2 & 3.
2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.
It is September 2015 and there are a thousand people claiming that this could shape up to be a wildly eventful month. Blood moon, solar eclipse, Pope at the UN, end of the Shmita, beginning of the Yovel, etc… No doubt, prophecy seems to be accelerating and bears watching, but the troublesome aspect is how many people get totally bent out of shape and focus on nothing but the bad.
Yet, these verses clearly say, beginning with the end of v. 1, that “Yehovah is my defense…, Whom shall I fear?” And, these verses continue the thought by laying out some dreadful thoughts about enemies, adversaries and hosts (armies)! Still, the Psalmist ‘will not fear’ and is ‘confident.’ Why? Continue reading “Meditations from Psalm 27 v. 2 & 3”
By his own admission, and according to Roman Catholic dogma (traditions of men), the current Pope and every Pope in history is illegitimate. The point is blindingly obvious, and most of you probably already had this figured out, but it just hit me as I was reading Sue Wyatt’s most recent post concerning Acts 15.
Catholic dogma teaches that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ on earth. Essentially, the Pope claims to be the personal representative and official voice of Christ on the earth. His/their claim on this distinction stems from their claim of descendancy from Peter the Apostle, their alleged first Pope.
(JTA) — With a rabbi and a Muslim sheik as his travel companions, Pope Francis is heading to the Middle East with what he hopes will be a powerful message of interfaith respect.
It will be the first time that leaders of other faiths are part of an official papal delegation. The aim is to send “an extremely strong and explicit signal” about interfaith dialogue and the “normality” of having friends of other religions, chief Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters.
Starting Saturday, the three-day pilgrimage will take the 77-year-old pontiff to Jordan, the West Bank and Israel. The packed agenda includes courtesy calls on government leaders; open-air Masses; meetings with Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious authorities; and visits to holy sites of the three religions.
The two men joining Francis are friends with whom the pope frequently collaborated when he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires: Rabbi Abraham Skorka, former rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, and Sheik Omar Abboud, a former secretary-general of the Islamic Center of Argentina.
“I don’t expect Francis to wave a magic wand and bring together Jews and Palestinians,” Skorka told the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire. “But his charisma and his great humility can give a powerful message of peace for the whole Middle East.”
I have covered a few things related to the Vatican, mostly because they seem to have prophetic significance to me. We saw the Ukrainian children release doves that were attacked by a sea gull and then killed by a raven… You see what is happening there now.
We looked at tomorrow’s global broadcast in 3D by the current Pope for some purpose, later revealed to be the canonization (declaring sainthood) of two deceased Popes. The actual result remains to be seen, but there is an interesting related development…
Fascinating!! Here is a video that is VERY interesting… Timing with Blood Moons beginning just days earlier make this interesting as well. Commenter also mentiones the doves killed, which we covered here with images. The connecting detail I was not aware of is that the children releasing those doves were Ukrainian!!
Would LOVE thoughts and input. We’ll have to look for more info to further verify!
If I am not mistaken, this is the second time in recent months when doves, released from the Vatican, were attacked by ravens. Is this an ominous prophetic sign? Other recent strange happenings at the Vatican have included it being struck by lightning.. twice, as well as other signs.
Here are a couple pics and a link to one article about this…