Saturday, April 10, 2010

Does The Mandatory HDTV Switchover, HAARP and GWEN Towers = Global Mind Control?

One of the most perplexing prophecies in all the Bible is found in Revelation 13; it is so startling that I have always wondered if Antichrist is going to exercise global mind control as he fulfills this verse.

"... the whole earth went after the beast in amazement and admiration." (Revelation 13:3b; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)

Now, ask yourself, how often have you seen the entire world go after anything in amazement and admiration. The nations of the world total some 175, with 7 billion inhabitants of dozens of cultures and hundreds of languages and/or dialects. The world cannot agree on much of anything, as the tired old nonsense coming from the United Nations for the past 50 some years will attest.

You cannot get the world under normal circumstances to agree on anything! Yet, here we see that the "whole earth" rushes after Antichrist in amazement and admiration! But, not only do they profess their unbelievable admiration and amazement for this guy, they also worship Lucifer through him.

"They fell down and paid homage to the dragon, because he had bestowed on the beast all his dominion and authorities.." (Revelation 13:4a; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary )

Have you noticed that the greatest of all disagreements is usually over religion? Many of the wars in human history have been fought over religion! Yet, here we see that peoples all over the world from every religion on earth, fall down and worship the "dragon" (Lucifer) through "the beast" (Antichrist).

How can this possibly occur? How can all the world's peoples suddenly desire the same man and worship Lucifer through that man? If 5,000 years of human history has taught us anything, it is that peoples of different languages, cultures and religions will disagree far more often than they agree.

Yet, peoples all over the world are prophesied to be rushing in admiration, amazement, and worship of Antichrist.

Other prophecies speak to the seemingly "supernatural" powers of the Antichrist during his reign on the Earth.

(a) Matthew 24:24, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." In other words, the era of Antichrist shall be unprecedented deception!

(b) 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11, "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." Notice the words of strength in this passage. "All power and signs and lying wonders". The forces of Antichrist will deceive the unsaved on the Earth because he exercises this deception with "all deceivableness of unrighteousness". Then, we see that God sends a "strong delusion" on those of the Kingdom of Antichrist, who rejected the Truth of the Bible that they might be saved.

Have the forces of Antichrist cast a spell upon the peoples of the world? This question may be closer to the truth than you might otherwise believe. For years now, Cutting Edge has been warning about the Mind Control aspect of the HARRP tower array which the United States has built in Alaska.

This article speaks to this technology, but in the context of fitting into an overall plan which can implant thoughts into people's minds all over the world at once! And, guess what? The new HDTV system which was forced upon all of us on June 21 is a final brick in the entire scheme to stage Antichrist and then to convince people to follow him and to worship him.

Let us begin our most interesting, and most perplexing, story. First of all, though, Dr. Barela starts off with an obvious absurdity.

The Sound of Silence

NEWS BRIEF: "The Sound of Silence: The Antithesis of Freedom", by Dr. John Barela, Today, the Bible & You

"Have you ever wondered why our government is so anxious to spend 8 billion dollars on her citizens to improve the clarity of their TV picture? Instead we should be asking ourselves why the switch to HDTV is 'MANDATORY'?"

When sense does not make common sense, we have to seek other sense. Since it makes no sense whatsoever that our government -- hardpressed for money anyway -- could possibly be so concerned about the quality of our TV picture, we must seek the REAL reason they ponied up $8 billion for this technology to be implemented and then turned around to FORCE everyone in the nation to move up to this new HDTV system. I kept scratching my head during the last several years as the forced switch to HDTV was occurring, anxious to see how it fit into the New World Order Plan, because every detail about it seemed to point to some role this new TV technology was going to play in the coming New World Order.

Thank goodness Dr. Barela put his finger directly on the issue -- Mind Control.

".. obviously what caused Eisenhower such deep concern had to be something much more pervasively shadowy, dark and secret. Some new, covert, technology had clearly emerged that had the very real potential to provide certain individuals with the 'acquisition of unwarranted influence' that in turn would 'endanger our liberties or our democratic processes' (i.e., our free and fair election process). In other words, it had the clear potential to circumvent the voice of the people and completely empower un-elected power mongers. Eisenhower, I would submit, was warning America about something called the 'Sound of Silence'. "

Do not for a moment believe that President Eisenhower was a loose cannon for the Illuminati. He was leap-frogged over other commanders more senior than he during the preparation phase of the Invasion of Normandy. Why was he a favored son over more experienced commanders? Dwight D. Eisenhower was simply more of a political manager than a combat general and he was totally sold out to the Illuminati Plan.

But, his last speech showed a heart that is truly amazing. I have always thought it likely that Eisenhower possessed more downright patriotism and human heart than his masters must have thought he possessed. His warning is truly startling to anyone who knows the workings of the Global Elite and their Plan for a New World Order. Ike really bared his soul during his final speech.

So, what is the "Sound of Silence" anyway?

"The Sound of Silence is a military-intelligence code word for certain psychotronic weapons of mass mind-control tested in the mid-1950s, perfected during the 70s, and used extensively by the 'modern' US military in the early 90s, despite the opposition and warnings issued by men such as Dwight David Eisenhower."

Notice that the breakthrough in this type of mind-altering technology occurred in the "mid-1950s"! This technology has been around for five decades now, being perfected to the point where it can now conceivably control the minds of the entire population of earth at one moment in time!

"This mind-altering covert weapon is based on something called subliminal carrier technology, or the Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS) (also nicknamed S-Quad or 'Squad' in military jargon). It was developed for military use by Dr. Oliver Lowery of Norcross, Georgia, and is described in US Patent #5,159,703 — 'Silent Subliminal Presentation System' for commercial use in 1992 ... The technology is also known as Sound of Silence and it works by transmission of sound undetected by the ear but planted into the human auditory cortex of the brain. It is the ultimate in universal mind control ... This new mind control technology can actually make you do something you would normally not do."

This new system simply could not work in the old analog TV's as it would appear only as static. Televisions simply had to convert to the new technology and do so nationwide in one day!

This technology was tested during the 1991 Gulf War.

"Perfected more than thirty years ago by the Department of Defense and battlefield-tested upon unwitting Iraqi soldiers serving in the army of Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War during 1991, SSSS is a sinister weapon that may have been developed for a specific mission: the total subjugation of the American people ... On March 23, 1991, a news brief was released in the form of an ITV News Bureau Ltd (London) wire service bulletin entitled “High-Tech Psychological Warfare Arrives in the Middle East.” This was during the administration of George Bush Sr., during “Operation Desert Storm,” and describes in remarkable detail a US Psychological Operations (psy-ops) covert operation successfully deployed against Iraqi troops in Kuwait.

Saddam Hussein’s vaunted “Republican Guard” crack troops were promising Bush 'the mother of all battles' with many thousands of dead coalition troops. On paper, it looked convincing. Hussein’s Republican Guard troops were battle-hardened veterans of the 10 year war with Iran, while coalition troops were unblooded. The Iraqis had modern weaponry and were well trained in how to use it. Something very strange happened, however. The 'mother of all battles' ended before it began, as literally hundreds of thousands of Iraqi soldiers surrendered en masse without even firing a shot!"

Now, let us get into the nitty gritty as to how this system works so you can see that the new HDTV is simply the last piece which needed to be laid in the total overall system designed to control your mind and the minds of your loved ones.

"Whether SSSS is coupled with the new all-digital TV signal as its means of delivery into the minds of an unsuspecting U.S. populace or not, it can be deployed by many different devices, including HAARP and GWEN towers, which would effectively blanket the entire nation at once. In fact, Judy Wall, editor and publisher of Resonance, the newsletter of the Bioelectromagnetics Special Interest Group, says that “there is evidence that the US Government has plans to extend the range of this technology to envelop all peoples, all countries. This can be accomplished, is being accomplished, by utilizing the nearly completed HAARP project for overseas areas and the GWEN network now in place in the US...."

"But the most insidious aspect of SSSS is that it is completely undetectable by those being targeted. Because it delivers its subliminal programming directly to the human brain via the auditory sense at frequencies that humans are incapable of perceiving as sound, there is no defense against it. Everyone on the planet is equally susceptible to mind control via SSSS and there isn’t any escape from it, as the UHF waves can be transmitted over very long distances from remotely located sources and will pass through walls and other objects as if they are not there. UHF is the frequency (100mhz) that has been used for television and radio broadcasting for as long as these media have existed. SSSS is designed to utilize UHF as a carrier wave."

"Even more insidious, though, is the fact that, coupled with the use of supercomputers, an individual’s unique electroencephalographic (EEG) patterns can be digitally altered and then stored for rebroadcast via digital UHF. According to Judy Wall, these computer-enhanced EEGs “can identify and isolate the brain’s low-amplitude ‘emotion signature clusters,’ synthesise them and store them on another computer. In other words, by studying the subtle characteristic brainwave patterns that occur when a subject experiences a particular emotion, scientists have been able to identify the concomitant brainwave pattern and can now duplicate it.” These modified emotion signature clusters can then be broadcast over UHF carrier frequencies (i.e., regular TV and radio signals) directly into the brain where they can then “silently trigger the same basic emotion in another human being.” In other words, if the emotional signature cluster for, say, a feeling of hopelessness and despair is being fed directly into your brain via unseen radio waves, you will feel those emotions. The implications of this are, quite literally, mind boggling."

"It could easily result in the takeover of American society without a single bullet being fired."

The most interesting of all aspects of this occurs when you applied a doctrine I learned in US Army Intelligence, serving three years at a Pentagon-level facility in Okinawa. I learned that, when the government admits they have new technology, in reality, they have possessed it for at least 10 years. I believe it highly likely that all of the computers used by people over the last decade or so have been mined so they can isolate your "emotion signature clusters" for use at a time such as this. Therefore, when the last HDTV piece is set into place, everyone's emotion signature is already captured.

Another article sees Messianic applications to this technology , and I believe they are absolutely correct.

NEWS BRIEF: "Mind Control ~ How This CAN and WILL Affect You ~ GWEN, HAARP, ELF", Godlike Productions, 3/12/2009

"First of all you need to understand that the government has been hard at work on mind control for many years. Now we already know through various government agencies that they watch and record everything that everyone does - we are totally kept within the government's grid ... We will start with Project Blue Beam brought to us by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Much of the NASA projects were spear-headed by German-Nazi scientists brought to this country at the end of WWII under Operation Paperclip..."

"... they will create "shows' projected into the sky to announce the new messiah. This will be accompanied by the voice in different languages as well. This may include a "rapture" as well and it will make the way for the new messiah for a one world religion. They practice these holograms now - that is why we see UFOs. This will be done using ELF,VLF and LF waves that are the same frequency as the human brain."

While all this information bombards your mind with such boggling information as to overwhelm it, this next bit of information may totally fry your brain circuits!

"The third step is Telepathic Electronic Two-Way communication for everyone on the planet. This sets the stage for those unaware of the possibilities of mind control to follow the masses and never to question anything."

"The fourth step is putting all of these mind-control projects together. Using ELF, VLF, and LF they can now show everyone the messiah and now you can hear the messiah and you will be duped."

What are the elements of this total worldwide system of mind control?

1) "H.A.A.R.P. - High-frequency Active Auroral Research Project - this array is located in Alaska and it blasts super-charged high frequency radio waves high into the earth's atmosphere ... These beams are very powerful and can be pointed anywhere and can cause humans to have brain dysfunction so thoroughly that they cannot participate in battle nor defend themselves. These beams are used to alter weather patterns globally and also to cause earthquakes."

Cutting Edge has taught this reality for many years. We have prepared a "Weather Control/Weather Warfare" section with pertinent articles and bookstore items which you might want to read about this subject even more thoroughly.

2) "GWEN towers - Ground Wave Emergency Network - produces geomagnetic fields and they are spaced approximately 200 miles apart across the United States. These operate in a very-low-frequency (VLF) range. These waves have a tendency to hug the ground ... Many people did not like the effects these towers had on people and the environment and they were supposedly shut down although they remained intact. They are part of the GPS grid now as well. Then it was decided that "cell towers" could be used as well and people did not throw fits about this - that is why there are so many going up now, even very close together."

"Take the microwave towers, HAARP and the TVs and you are surrounded. A total grid is locked down upon you and you are at their mercy so you need to be aware of this so that you can question any changes in behavior or mood or actions that you feel suddenly. And I don't care where you live, you cannot get away from the effects of these towers or the satellites either. They all work together - they blanket the planet."

Now we tie all these separate technologies together in huge homogenized bundle:

"Now you tie all of this together and more things I will get to in the next post and we are well on our way to total mind-control. I have not even touched upon the surveillance and other quaint projects the government is up to yet. But, they all tie in together..."

The technology seems to be at the point now where the Illuminati can really and truly control the minds of all peoples of the world at once.

Even Christians may be subject to this mind-altering and mind-controlling technology! What can we possibly do to protect ourselves? The Holy Spirit certainly can surround our minds with His Omnipresent Power, just as God put a "hedge of protection" around Job. All Christians need to aggressively get on their knees before Almighty God to clear any and all obstacles which might prevent us from being totally under His control and protection.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Upcoming Mark of the Beast

The nature of the mark of the Beast has been the subject of speculation for many centuries. And so it remains today. Such a thing, like any truth, may only be known as a result of personal revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that the Lord will open the eyes of all who read here and seek with their whole heart.

Those of us who are obediently watching for signs today (Mark 13:37: What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!') should be well aware that the time of the coming of our Lord is accompanied by the arrival of two beings that are characterized as beasts. We watch for the coming of the beasts with eager anticipation, with an ultimate focus beyond the beasts to the Lord Himself and His coming! Amen? This is the perspective we must have to give glory to God in love for His faithfulness and grace to reveal His plans to His people and equip them for victory in due season!

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. (Proverbs 27:12)

Guard my soul and deliver me; Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You. (Psalm 25:20)

One kind of sign related to the coming of, or, full manifestation of, the beasts pertains to a feature called a mark. The mark is related to one of the beast's name and to the number of his name. These are some of the clues from the written word that provide insight into the nature of the mark. Knowing the nature of the mark and something of its purpose enables us to recognize its approach and interpret our present situation correctly. The gracious grant of wisdom and understanding adjoining the knowledge equips us and forms the basis for proper action.

With eyes that see it becomes clear that the mark of the Beast that plays such a vital role in the end-time scenario has an associated technology whose global implementation has already begun. The technologies for the mark are in an advanced state of readiness! Their integration into the fabric of society is advancing at an incredible rate! How much further off is the beast's manifestation when the shadow of the coming mark is cast across our present reality?

Here is the fundamental passage of scripture instructing us about the mark.

Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666. (Revelation 13:11-18)

If you read the whole chapter, you will notice that there are two related beasts that appear in succession and the mark is actually that of the second beast. If we are now seeing the implementation of the technology for the mark that will be forced upon the global population by the second beast, really, how very near we are to the appearance of the first!

What is this mark? The word for "mark" in verse 16 and 17 is the Greek word that is Strong's #5480: charagma, khar'-ag-mah; from the same as G5482; a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue):--graven, mark.

Another prominent feature in the context is the number 666, which is more accurately presented as it is in the scripture in three parts; six hundred, threescore and six. It is derived from the three Greek letters chi xi stigma. According to Strong's dictionary: khee xee stig'-ma; the 22d, 14th and an obsol. letter (G4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the 5th and 6th), used as numbers; denoting respectively 600, 60 and 6; 666 as a numeral:--six hundred threescore and six. The three letters in succession have the mathematical values 600, 60 and 6, which sum to what we represent as the Arabic numeral 666. The word with the value of 6 is very key to understanding the nature of man's number, who was created on the sixth day. Strong's #G4742: stigma, stig'-mah; from a prim. stizo (to "stick", i.e. prick); a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership), i.e. (fig.) scar of service:--mark. Names have meanings, numbers have meanings.

For a few years now there have been various technologies being implemented for marking animals, equipment, goods and people for recognition. Of primary interest and concern are the implantable bio-chips with various levels of capability. These are the size of a grain of rice and are injected or inserted under the skin. These chips are programmed (embedded or "engraved" - charagma) with software instructions that perform various functions. These handy little devices quite capably solve many a problem! Beyond matters of mere convenience and efficiency, various kinds of threats to our personal security are addressed by such implants in ways few can argue against. What a welcome e-gadget this is! Soon, you'll hardly be able to live without it! Really! But, be forewarned According to the word of the Lord there are consequences attached to the acceptance of this technology that are worse than death!

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, 10 he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name." 12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. (Revelation 14:9-12)

Consider the following news article from nearly six years ago as I write, from November 11, 2000.

Digital Angel unveiled - Human-tracking subdermal implant technology makes debut

A NASDAQ-traded company has finally unveiled its long-touted and highly controversial "Digital Angel" -- a sub-dermal microchip implant designed not merely for keeping tabs on pets, but for widespread, worldwide use in tracking human beings.

The demonstration, which was conducted by Dr. Peter Zhou and Dr. Keith Bolton, showed how Digital Angel "can be used to monitor a person's key body functions -- such as temperature and pulse -- and transmit that data wirelessly, on a real time basis, along with the accurate location of the person, to a web-enabled ground station or monitoring facility," according to a press statement.

The technology consists of a miniature sensor device, designed to be implanted just under the skin, that captures and wirelessly transmits the "wearer's" vital body-function data, such as body temperature or pulse, to an Internet-integrated ground station. In addition, the antenna receives information regarding the location of the individual from the GPS satellite. Both sets of data -- medical information and location -- are then wirelessly transmitted to the ground station and made available on Web-enabled desktop, laptop or wireless devices.

A more sophisticated version of microchip technologies currently used as electronic ID tags for pets, Digital Angel is powered electromechanically through muscle movement, or it can be activated by an outside monitoring facility.

As WorldNetDaily has reported, in addition to locating missing persons and monitoring physiological data, Digital Angel will be marketed as a means of verifying online consumer identity for the burgeoning e-commerce world.

In August, Sullivan told WND, "We are currently talking to a watch maker who is interested in placing the device on the back of their watches." He added that "technology is being developed that would allow Digital Angel to function from the back of a cellular phone, transmitting bio-sensor information when carried by the user."

And in an interview last March, the chief scientist, Zhou, told WorldNetDaily he believes the implant will be as popular as cell phones and vaccines.

Digital Angel "will be a connection from yourself to the electronic world. It will be your guardian, protector. It will bring good things to you," said Zhou.

"We will be a hybrid of electronic intelligence and our own soul," he added.

Did you catch what the chief scientist said? "We will be a hybrid of electronic intelligence and our own soul" Doesn't that send chills up and down your spine? Will this system not be perceived as being like God Himself, as it was said, "It will be your guardian, protector. It will bring good things to you." The chief scientist also stated that this Digital Angel "will be a connection from yourself to the electronic world." It is a fact that most of the world is electronically connected through systems of optical fiber networks. Banking and trade commerce systems are so connected. Does the passage "so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark" come to mind? What we know as the Internet operates as the most visible of these electronic networks. An alternate reference to this system is the world wide web, or www. Did you know that the Hebrew letter vav is the transliterated letter W? The numerical value of vav is six. Three vavs, three sixes. Is the Internet then the Beast system itself? It is not the whole of it, and certainly in the present it is the Lord's provision for the saints to fellowship, learn and minister according to His mighty plan in the earth, but it is even now being brought into a more tightly content-controlled or censored system. It will serve the beast as ordained by the Sovereign Lord of Heaven and Earth. "Your connection to the electronic world" will be a primary connection of the subjects of the beast with the beast. Monitoring of the subjects activity has already begun with purchase monitoring through credit/debit card usage, use of various kinds of electronic security access keys, email sent and received, search engine usage and sites and pages visited, and cell phone activity. (ECHELON) Even such as the surveillance camera network, satellite, helicopter, drone plane and other variations of remote audio and video surveillance have already been accepted and even welcomed by most, who believe they are being protected from a greater threat through these concessions to the agencies of a perceived lesser threat.

Some of you who will read this page or those you love will be presented with the decision whether or not to accept an implanted RFID device. Unless you take matters such as this to heart and become willing to serve the Lord Jesus even unto death, this may become your end and undoing. This is not a scare tactic, just the truth - written with love.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Our society is deteriorating, and Bible-believing Christians are ill-prepared to face that deterioration. This radio program is dedicated to preparing God's people to meet the challenges of the Day, and to encourage obedience to the Word of God in being separated from worldliness and false doctrine.

The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.

Few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye-opening truths.

In several of our previous programs, we have mentioned that many of the Plans of the New World Order, if they are realized, would fulfill Biblical Prophecy to an astonishing degree. In addition, doctrines of the New World Order, as stated, do fulfill those Biblical Prophecies which apply to the beliefs of the kingdom of Anti-Christ.

Today, we will examine some of these instances, and in so doing, will enable your faith in God's Omnipotent power and Foreknowledge to grow dramatically.

We will proceed by explaining the specific plank of the New World Order Plan and then the specific Biblical prophecy which foretold it.

1. NWO: The world will be united under One-world Government, led by the Maitreya the Christ.

BP: Revelation 13:15-17 clearly shows that the Beast will rule the world with absolute authority. Only a One-World Government would have the ability to force all the peoples of the world to worship him and to take his mark, without which no one could buy or sell.

2. NWO: The world's religions will be united into one Religion.

BP: Revelation 13:11-15 shows that the False Prophet will assist the world in worship. He will force all men of the world to worship the image of the beast, under the pain of death. This is a One-World Religion.

3. NWO: The world's Economy will be united into one global system.

BP: Revelation 13:16-17, foretells that the Beast, aided by the False Prophet, will force everyone on earth to take a mark, without which they cannot buy or sell. Only a Global System, backed by political and spiritual authority, could accomplish such a feat.

4. NWO: When Maitreya the Christ arises, he will claim to be the Christ. By using these 2 words, The Christ, Maitreya will be laying claim to the office of Messiah while separating it from the person, Jesus.

BP: "Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of anti-Christ..." (1 John 4:3). Literally, this passage means that anyone who would seek to separate Jesus the Man/God from the office of Messiah is of the spirit of Anti-Christ. This is precisely what Maitreya will be doing.

5. NWO: The One-World Economy will control the world's food supply, and will force all nations to share equally.

BP: Clearly, if the Global Government as foretold in Revelation 13:16-17, could force everyone to take a mark which would be utilized economically, they could also control the world's food supply.

6. NWO: Soon after Maitreya the Christ arises, the peoples of the world will be forced to undergo a massive, "World-Wide Luciferian Initiation". Anyone who refuses to cooperate will be killed. Christians and orthodox Jews are specifically targeted.

BP: "And he shall speak great words against the Most and shall wear out the saints of God...and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time (3 1/2 years)".

(Daniel 7:25). Revelation also speaks of God allowing Anti-Christ to kill many saints of God, in 6:9-11;7:14-17; 12:11; 13:5-7; 14:12-13; and 20:4.

Benjamin Creme has repeatedly threatened the sword of cleavage against all who refuse to cooperate with Maitreya. This brings to mind the Biblical prophecy in Revelation 20:4 that "I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God..."

7. NWO: "Guiding Spirits" of the New World Order leaders have begun to tell them to be prepared for a simultaneous, world-wide disappearance of millions of people. These spirits ascribe this phenomenon to the fact that these people will never be able to accept Maitreya the Christ. Their continued existence on this plane will inhibit the full implementation of the New World Order; therefore, the Masters of the Illuminati has made the decision to transport them into another dimension, where their spirits will be retrained to accept the New World Order.

BP: "The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch-angel, and with the trump of God...Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air..." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-7).

8. NWO: The New Age teaches that each human has a potential godhead dwelling within them. All that is necessary for anyone to fulfill this potential is to "expand their consciousness" level properly. But, the bottom line message is: "You Are All Gods". (Alice Bailey, Externalisation Of The Hierarchy, p. 663). This teaching seems very alluring to someone who is not saved, for they are being promised godhood.

BP -- "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils..." (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

9. NWO: Peter LeMesurier, in his book, The Armageddon Script, states that tremendous miracles will surround the appearance of Maitreya. These miracles will be part technology, part deliberate staging, and part media hype by the world's mass media. Cumbey, in her book, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, quotes writings which reveal plans to utilize 3-dimensional laser beams from satellites to create the image of Maitreya to speak to all the world simultaneously, speaking to each area in their particular language. Finally, in a seminar which I attended in Boston, August, 1991, given by the New England Director of the Theosophical Society, it was revealed that Maitreya will be able to appear as different beings to different people. He will appear as a woman to a woman, as a man to a man; he will appear as a Caucasian to a Caucasian, as Black to a Black, etc.

Further, New World Order planners intend to beam down streams of fire from the heavens , using Super-Natural Psychic power, to impress people as to the divine nature of Maitreya.

BP: Revelation 13:13-14, "And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceivth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles..."

10. NWO: New Age Leaders, including Masters of the Illuminati, worship the Lord of this World, whose name is Sanat Kumara (Alice Bailey, Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p.676, 709, 725; and Elizabeth Van Buren, The Secret of the Illuminati, p. 1). Bailey goes on to explain that Sanat Kumara is the "life and the forming intelligence", presiding over the Council of Shamballa [the Heaven according to New Age doctrine]. (The New Age Dictionary, p. 172) Further, Sanat Kumara is "the eternal youth from the Plant Venus. Lucifer is known in occultic lore as Venus. Therefore, Sanat Kumara is merely another name for Satan or Lucifer. (Cumbey, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow).

BP: It is impossible to overlook the fact that Sanat is just a translocation of the spelling, Satan. And the Bible calls Satan the "God Of This World". (2 Cor 4:4). Remember, the context is worship of Sanat Kumara (Satan). Revelation 13:15, "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast...and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Thus, in accordance with Biblical prophecy, the Plan envisions worship of Sanat Kumara.

11. NWO: When a person can come into full accord with the attribute of the Love of the Great One, they may "enter fully into the Spirit of God of Force." (Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, p.16). It is very obvious that New Agers literally worship the god of Forces. This worship is littered all throughout their writings.

BP: Daniel 11:38 -- "But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces..." New Age leaders and followers literally worship the god of forces.

12. NWO: Jesus was not THE ONE AND ONLY Divine Son of God; rather, he was an Avatar, a world teacher who periodically has come to earth during a particular time in world history to lead mankind to a new level of consciousness. Human Jesus experienced the infilling of the Divine Christ Con-sciousness at the time of His baptism by John The Baptist. This Christ Consciousness then left Him at the Cross. This Divine Consciousness has never left the earth, but is just waiting for the right moment to re-appear in the human body of Maitreya the Christ. (Alice Bailey, The Reappearance of The Christ, p. 36-60, and Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Gospel, p. 14).

BP: "In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils." (1 Timothy 4:1). This New Age denial of one of THE key doctrines of Christianity, taught by Jesus personally, is a doctrine of devils. Jesus refuted this lie most succinctly when He said, "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father except through Me." (John 14:6).

13. NWO: New Age leaders have consistently taught that the earth is seriously overpopulated. Friends of the Earth has most succinctly stated this position, stating, "an earth population of 6 billion, already overburdened by 4 billion." (Cumbey, A Planned Deception: The Staging of A New Age Messiah, p. 164-5). Further, they have set a time limit on this overpopulation -- 2,000 AD. New Age leaders seem to be fixated on the number two-thirds regarding population reduction. Why two-thirds? Scripture holds the understanding. I believe that, since these leaders are Satanists, we have to examine possible reasons that Satan may hate two-thirds of mankind.

BP: Revelation 12:4, "And his (Satan's) tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them down to the earth..." This Scripture reveals that, when Satan fell because of his rebellion against God, one-third of the angels of Heaven decided to become a part of his rebellion. This statistic means that two-thirds of God's angels remained faithful to God. Satan must hate these angels, but he cannot overcome God's power so that he could punish these angels. I believe it possible that Satan then turned his anger toward the being which was made in God's image (man), and against God's chosen race (the Jews).

Zechariah 13:8 (the time frame is End Times Prophecy), "And it shall come to pass, that in all the land (Israel), saith the Lord, two parts (two-thirds) therein shall be cut off and die, but the third part shall be left..." God is going to allow Satan to kill two-thirds of the Jewish pop-ulation at the time of the end, during the Great Tribulation but will preserve the remnant of one-third. The parallel is found in Revelation 12, where God protects Israel in the wilderness for 42 months.

In this regard, we cannot ignore an interesting fact of recent history. Adolf Hitler believed that he was the Anti-Christ; as such, his unfathomable hatred of the Jews reflected the burning hatred of Satan. We see, throughout the Scriptures, that Satan hates the Jews and is constantly attempting to destroy them. Hitler's goal was to totally eliminate the Jewish population. New Age author Nigel Pennick, states in his book, Hitler's Secret Sciences, in Chapter 14, entitled Genocide -- An Act Of Black Magic, that Hitler intended, prior to WWII, that the Genocide program against the Jews would require physically conquering countries in Europe from Britain to Russia. Thus, Hitler's war effort was determined by his desire to conquer countries with Jewish populations so he could complete his world-wide program of genocide. This startling concept certainly explains why precious resources continued to flow to the death camps, even during the last stages of the war, when men, material, and transportation facilities were desperately needed by the military. Pennick concludes, "Genocide was the magical act whereby the history of the world would forever be transformed..the elimination of the Jews...would leave a vacuum for the ascendance of the demonic powers ...controlling the Third Reich." (p. 137)

God allowed Hitler to kill two-thirds of the world's population of Jews, preserving the one-third remnant to establish the nation of Israel in 1948. In precisely the same manner, God will allow Anti-Christ to kill two-thirds of the Jews during the last half of the Great Tribulation, preserving the one-third remnant to establish the Israel for the return of Jesus Christ.

I believe that the reason the New World Order seems so intent on killing two-thirds of mankind is that two-thirds of God's angels remained true to Him when Satan rebelled.

14. NWO: This New World Religion will be a re-establishment of the ancient Mysteries of Initiation. (Alice Bailey, The Reappearance of the Christ, p. 71; Bailey, The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy, p. 511-515). Literally, this statement means that the Ancient Satanic Mysteries of Babylon and Egypt will be re-established as the religion of the world. In other words, public Satanism will be established, and will be practiced as openly as Christianity is today!

BP: "And at the latter end of the kingdom...a king of fierce countenance and understanding dark trickery and craftiness shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power..." (Daniel 8:23-24) The words "understanding dark trickery and craftiness" refers to the knowledge of the occultic arts. This has been the goal of members of secret societies for over 3,000 years. The Ancient Satanic Mysteries will have re-established.

15. NWO: The Christian Trinity is inferior to the Solar Logos Trinity. This false Trinity is not a personal godhead but a godhead of Forces. The Bailey writings list a hierarchy of superior offices, and at the bottom, many masters. Guess who is at the bottom of the masters? Jesus. (Cumbey, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 65-67).

BP: Daniel 11:36 (The context in this passage is the Anti-Christ), "And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous (literally, astonishing) things against the God of gods..."

This Scripture literally means that Anti-Christ shall utter the most blasphemous words possible against God. No one can say anything more blasphemous than to say that Jesus is not God, but just a lowly master, far more lowly than Sanat Kumara (Satan).

16. NWO: Threatens violence and extermination of anyone who will not cooperate with Maitreya. Special hatred is vented toward fundamental Christians and Jews. David Spangler, in his book, Revelation: The Birth Of A New Age, states that those who will not cooperate will be sent to "another level of Earth's own consciousness where they can be contained and ministered to until such time as they can be released safely into physical embodiment again". (p. 163-4)

Obviously, to be released back into physical embodiment again means that these people must be first separated from their present physical embodiment. The only way to accomplish this separation is to physically kill those who cannot accept Maitreya.

BP: "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God..." Revelation 6:9.

"As I looked, this horn made war with the saints and prevailed over them." (Daniel 7:21)

"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them..." (Revelation 13:7)

17. NWO: "Since most people will not exercise [economic] restraint [from over-consumption, we must] take control of the reduce the economic inductance of the world to a safe level by a process of benevolent slavery and genocide." (William Cooper, Behold A Pale Horse, p. 49). This statement is incredibly arrogant. The last time that a New Age Disciple threatened benevolent genocide was during the 1930's when Hitler was threatening to exterminate the Jews; Hitler viewed his planned extermination as benevolent for Germany, the world, and even the Jews. This statement is clearly a call for war against all people who are deemed unworthy for the New World Order.

BP: "And there went out another horse that was red; and power was given unto him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword." (Revelation 6:4).

Notice that the sword given to this rider of the Red Horse of War was a great sword. How great? We get an excellent idea from Alice Bailey's, The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy, p. 548, "As a means in the hands of the United Nations...the atomic bomb does not belong to the... nations who...own the secrets at present...It belongs to the United Nations for use...or threatened use..." Certainly, the atomic bomb would qualify as a great sword.

18. NWO: The New World Order will be a system of Fascism, in which the means of production and distribution will be tightly controlled and in which national currencies will have been replaced by a universal monetary exchange. (Bailey, The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy, p. 580-1). Bailey further deals specifically with the change-over in economic thinking and systems on page 666, with the revelation that this change-over will be regulated by a specific Master Ashram (demonic angel). It is no accident that economic change is specifically covered on page 666. BP: The Bible states that the identifying number of the economic system of Anti-Christ shall be the number 666 (Revelation 13:18).

19. NWO: "Eventually, every individual element of the [economic] structure come under computer control...with identified consumers identified via association with the use of a credit card and later a permanent tattooed body number invisible under normal ambient illumination." (Cooper, Behold A Pale Horse, p. 44). ]

BP: "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." (Revelation 13:16-17)

20. NWO: As the world proceeds to full implementation of the New World Order, the present line-up of 170+ sovereign nations must give way to a regionalization. Specifically, the world should be reorganized into 10 Super Nations:

1. North America

2. Western Europe

3. Japan

4. Australia, South Africa, and the rest of the market economy of the developed world.

5. Eastern Europe, including Russia

6. Latin America

7. North Africa and the Middle East

8. Tropical Africa

9. South and Southeast Asia

10. China

(Eduard Pestel, Mankind At The Turning Point - Reader's Digest Press, 1974).

Why did the leaders of the New World Order conceive of 10 nations, instead of some other number? The answer, from man's point of view, lies in a knowledge of occultism. Occultists consider the Number 10 a magical symbol, consisting of an upright man (as represented by the vertical 1) standing before the circle (as represented by the zero). In magical terms, the most important part of this symbol, 10, is the space between the 1 and the 0. This space represents an upright man contem-plating the universe in freedom. (Frederick Goodman, Magic Symbols, p. 46-7).

Freedom from what? Freedom from religion, as represented by the 0. Thus, man is arrogantly pictured as standing apart from organized religion. The number 10 is the ultimate expression of the prideful way in which the New World Order leaders conceive of themselves in relation to the world and to religion.

BP: Daniel 7:7, "And this I saw in the night visions, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceed-ingly...and it had ten horns..." Biblical prophecy clearly states that the kingdom of Anti-Christ will be global and will consist of 10 horns (nations). We see this picture again in Revelation 17:16-17.

No other single Scripture of prophecy convinces more of God's Sovereignty than Revelation 17:17. "For God hath put it into their hearts to fulfill His will...until the words of God shall be fulfilled." If Satan were more powerful than God, he would choose any number other than ten for the number of his final national reorganization; the very fact that New World Order leaders chose the number 10 for the global reorganization prior to the appearance of Anti-Christ shows God's absolute sovereignty.

21. NWO: Writing in August, 1939, Alice Bailey stated, "In the preparatory period for the New World Order there will be a steady and regulated disarmament. It will not be optional. No nation will be permitted to produce and organise any equipment for destructive purposes or to infringe the security of any other nation." (The Externali-sation Of The Hierarchy, p. 191).

Certainly, no one could ever argue with this premise; if this plan were ever really carried out, we would have peace and safety. Indeed, peace and safety of all nations is precisely the goal of the New World Order.

BP: Biblical prophecy is also quite clear that this is the way in which the Anti-Christ will obtain his kingdom. Daniel 11:21b states, "he shall come in peaceably and obtain the kingdom with flatteries". Paul also states that the peoples of the world at the time of the end will believe that they have achieved peace and safety. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

However, Paul warns that this belief will prove to be false, because, just when they are saying this to one another, sudden and complete judgment falls upon them. This judgment falls so quickly and completely that no one escapes it awful destruction. What weapon in the history of warfare will destroy this completely and suddenly? Clearly, only nuclear warfare.

Does Bailey shed any further light on this matter? Yes, writing in April, 1946, in The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy, she states, "The atomic bomb does not belong to the...nations who...own the secrets at present...It belongs to the United Nations for use (or...for threatened use when aggressive action on the part of any nation rears its ugly head." (p. 548) Wow!!! The Planners of the New World Order have plans to wage nuclear war against any nation or group of people who threaten the rule of Maitreya the Christ. Now we can understand how the next horse out of heaven after the white horse of Anti-Christ is the horse of war, carrying a great sword.

22. NWO: Part of the New World Order Plan is to abolish traditional religious holidays, substituting pagan festivals such as good Friday and Christmas. (Cumbey, Hidden Dangers Of The Rainbow, p. 83).

BP: "And he shall...think to change times and laws". (Daniel 7:25)

23. NWO: Bailey states repeatedly in The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy that traditional Protestant religions must change their doctrines prior to the establishment of the New World Order. They must abandon their insistence on rigid doctrinal positions. Mankind has a great "need for spiritual unity and to throw overboard all separative theological attitudes and dogmas in every field of thought." (p. 378). These old dogmatic doctrines must give way to the ancient Satanic Mysteries, as we have already quoted. BP: "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." (1 Timothy 4:1).

24. NWO: Teaches the doctrine that Maitreya will be greater than Jesus Christ. "While Jesus had had a resurrected body after the crucifixion, he had to forfeit that body because he had not earned the right to keep it [because] Jesus was only a fourth level initiate, whereas Gautama Buddha was a sixth level initiate. However, Lord Maitreya himself was a seventh level initiate and the only one eligible for such a high level of initiation." (Cumbey, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 96-7).

BP: "And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished.." (Daniel 11:36).


"Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (2 Thessalonians 2:4).

Clearly, the arrogant attitude on the part of Maitreya which will cause him to claim to be God is present in these incredible blasphemies against the person of Jesus Christ. Remember, also, that these planned heresies were written by people who claim that their writings have been inspired by their 'guiding spirits'.

We have examined over 20 instances where New World Order doctrines and plans precisely mirror Biblical prophecy. According to the Laws of Probability, the odds against only 20 prophecies coming to pass accidently are 1,048,000 to 1. To arrive at this figure, we did not figure into the equation any time frame or sequence of fulfillment, which would make the numbers higher. All we calculated is the chance that such a prophecy could be accidently fulfilled.

Clearly, this exercise builds one's confidence that we are living in the very end of the age. When you have this amount of potential Biblical prophecy fulfillment, simultaneously occurring at the same time as many other Biblical prophecies, such as the restoration of Israel, you must seriously conclude that Jesus Christ is most probably at the door.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


1. Key events of the Tribulation Period

2. Description of Jesus 2nd Coming

3. The Millennium Kingdom

• Is it important to study the End Times? The revelation OF Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. – Rev 1:1 (NIV)

The book of Revelation is ALL about End‐Times events. But the book doesn’t start with “The revelation of End‐Time events,” it starts with “The revelation OF Jesus Christ . . .” Why? Because when Ee study the End Times we are actually studying Jesus, Himself. We are studying His leadership style, we are studying His zeal for righteousness, we are studying His heart, we are studying His passion to come back to earth. You can’t KNOW Jesus, properly, without studying what God’s Word has to say about the End‐Times.

B. An Overview of The Tribulation

  • Daniel 9:24‐27: Some of you may be wondering, “How do we KNOW there is going to be such a period of time as a 7‐yr Tribulation?” “Where in the Bible does it explicitly talk about a Tribulation time period of 7 years right before Jesus comes back?”

  • Daniel 9:24‐27 is a FOUNDATIONAL End Times passage of Scripture which describes the Tribulation. Background to the passage: It was written in 538 BC (Dan 9:1 tells us what year it was), by the prophet Daniel while Israel was in exile in Babylon. There is no city of Jerusalem at this point, because the city and temple were destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.

  • Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.25 “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ [49yrs] and sixty‐two ‘sevens.’[434yrs] (7 + 62 = 69, so 1 set of 7 left over) It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty‐two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.

The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He [the Antichrist] will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. – Daniel 9:24‐27 (NIV)'

◊ 3 Stages to this Prophecy:

Stage 1: At some point in the future (from Daniel’s point of view) a king will send out a decree sending the Jews back to Jerusalem and having them rebuild the city. It will take them 49 years to rebuild it.

Stage 2: After the city is rebuilt it will stand for 434 years at the end of which an Anointed One will come. This Anointed One will have ‘nothing’ and will be ‘cut off.’ After the Anointed One is cut off another ruler will come and destroy Jerusalem again!

• Both these stages have been fulfilled, with 100% accuracy! In 458 BC, Persian king Artaxerxes 1 put out a decree which sent Ezra and a bunch of Jews back to Jerusalem where they began to rebuild the city and their Jewish way of life. In 409 BC (exactly 49 years later!) Nehemiah finished rebuilding the city. 409 BC + 434 years = 26 AD (there was no year ‘0’ which is why we don’t end up at 25 AD). What’s special about 26 AD? It was in that year (or 27 AD) that most scholars agree John the Baptist baptized Jesus and His public ministry started! He was an Anointed one who had ‘nothing’ (He was poor as opposed to rich, like other rulers) and 3 years later He was crucified (‘cut off’). After He was ‘cut off’ the Romans came in and destroyed Jerusalem and the temple again.

ALL of these things were predicted hundreds of years earlier by Daniel!

• Prophetic pause . . . Daniel predicted some sort of prophetic pause after the 62 sets of seven is finished. That’s why he says “After the sixty‐two sevens” and then makes a whole bunch of other prophecies and then in verse 27 starts with the final set of seven. We are living in that ‘Pause’ right now, Daniel didn’t tell us how long the ‘pause’ would be, we’ve been living in it ever since Jesus started His public ministry.

Stage 3: The Tribulation – One final set of seven at the end of the Age when the Antichrist will set up a covenant with many, then in the middle of the 7 he will set up an ‘abomination that causes desolation’

• You say, “But this passage seems a bit vague: how do you know the ‘he’ referred to in this passage is the Antichrist and how do you know this set of seven is the final 7 years before Jesus comes back?” Because in Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3‐4 and Revelation 13 Jesus, the apostle Paul and the apostle John all allude back to this passage when explicitly describing the Antichrist and the events which are to occur just before Jesus returns.

C. Organizing the Events of the Tribulation:

Let’s use Daniel 9:27 to build a bit of a timeline where we can fit other End Times passages into and make sense of what the Scriptures have to say about the Tribulation and the End Times.

• Ever since Jesus ascended back to heaven and the Holy Spirit came on the Early Church we’ve been in the Church Age.

• Daniel 9:27 is the only passage of Scripture which explicitly tells us how the 7‐year Tribulation time period starts –He [the Antichrist] will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ – Dan 9:27a (NIV) So the Antichrist is going to confirm a covenant between Israel and many surrounding nations.

When that happens the Countdown Clock officially starts ticking and we have 7 years until Jesus returns. I just want to say two things about this:

1. The Antichrist isn’t going to be wearing a sign that says ‘Antichrist.’ We’re not going to know in advance who this guy is, and the newspaper headlines the next day aren’t going to trumpet “ANTICHRIST CONFIRMS HISTORIC COVENANT.” He’s going to be some government leader and a brilliant diplomat, but we don’t know who he is.

2. The 2nd thing I want to say about this is that this passage doesn’t explicitly say PEACE TREATY. Now many people assume it’s going to be a peace treaty but it doesn’t explicitly say PEACE TREATY. So it could be a peace treaty – I think some sort of peace treaty is implied if these nations are confirming a covenant together, but this could be something else: say a water deal, an oil deal, a sharing of religious holy sites deal or a peace treaty. We don’t know for sure.

• Principle: God’s given us just enough information in His Word so that we can know what we should be looking for, but not so much information that we could figure everything out on our own strength without having to continually rely on His Spirit through prayer and fasting.

• Do you want to know what one of Jesus’ primary End‐Times commands to us in the Gospels is? 6 times in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke we are commanded to “WATCH OUT.” Over and over again Jesus commands us “WATCH OUT.” WATCH OUT. What does it mean to “Watch out?” It means, first of all, that we are commanded to KNOW THE SIGNS OF THE END TIMES – how can you watch out for something if you don’t know what it is?

And 2nd that we are then to be PRAYERFULLY VIGILANT watching for those signs to occur.

• Some of you might be thinking “But Jesus is going to come like a Thief in the Night and it’s going to be a surprise, anyway, so what’s the use of WATCHING OUT?” You don’t want Jesus to come like a Thief in the Night to you!

Look what Paul says to the Thessalonians about the End Times in 1 Thess 5:4, But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. – 1 Thess 5:4 (NIV)

When Jesus said He was coming like a Thief in the Night He was talking to un‐believers and worldly believers, and Paul here is warning the Thessalonians – don’t you let Jesus sneak up on you that way. If a thief comes to your house in the night it’s not a good thing – you are going to suffer loss. You don’t want Jesus to come to you like a Thief in the Night and that’s why Jesus says over and over again ‘Watch out!’

That’s one of the reasons we’re doing this series, because we want to be ready and Watching Out for the Day of Jesus’ Return, so that He doesn’t come to anyone at Southland like a Thief in the Night.

• So here’s what’s going to happen: The Antichrist is going to confirm some kind of covenant between Israel and many nations, but many of the believers who are not Watching Out are going to MISS IT! The count‐down clock will start, we’ll be in the final 7 years of human history as we know it, and they will be clueless.

BUT to all those who are WATCHING: they are in the Word, they are studying the Signs, prayerfully vigilant and watching the headlines, a man is going to come along – he won’t have a sign hung around his neck that says ‘Antichrist’ – and he’ll confirm a covenant between Israel and many other nations, and to those who are WATCHING the Holy Spirit will confirm in our hearts, “This is it,” and we’ll know that the Tribulation has started.

D. Two Halves to the Tribulation:

Daniel chapter 9 gives us more information about the Tribulation than just how it starts. He also clearly describes for us how the Tribulation will be divided into TWO PARTS, split right down the middle, 3 ½ years & 3 ½ years:

In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. – Dan 9:27b (NIV)

• Here’s what you need to know about the Tribulation: the Bible has a LOT to say to us about the Tribulation – the majority of the book of Revelation has to do with the Tribulation – but ALMOST EVERYTHING the Bible has to say about the Tribulation is actually about the SECOND HALF of the Tribulation.

Revelation chapters 6 – 19, which talk about all the seal judgments and trumpet judgments and bowl judgments – all of that is happening in the 2nd half of the Tribulation. The Bible says almost nothing, explicitly, about the first half of the Tribulation so we don’t know a lot of details, other than that there is probably going to be some sort of counterfeit peace, most probably associated with the covenant the Antichrist makes, during that time.

• In fact, the title ‘Tribulation’ refers to the full 7‐year time period, but if you ever come across the term ‘GREAT TRIBULATION’ that name does not refer to the 7‐year time period that title specifically refers only to the last half, or 3 ½ years of the Tribulation.

• So the first 3 ½ years pass by, there’s relative peace in the world, and then a momentous event happens: the ANTICHRIST GOES INTO THE TEMPLE AND HE DOES 2 THINGS – he stops the Jews from sacrificing in the temple and he sets up what this passage calls an ‘abomination of desolation.’ Now this verse doesn’t explain to us, exactly, what that ‘abomination of desolation’ is, but Revelation 13:11‐18 fills in a whole bunch of details for us.

Basically, what he’s going to do is he’s going to set up some kind of image in the Temple and demand that the whole world worship him as God.

• Note: Now, for any of you who knows anything about Israel today you know that this prophecy could not come true right now because the Jews don’t have a Temple, right now – there are no sacrifices happening. The Romans bulldozed it in 70AD, and the Jews haven’t been able to re‐build it since they re‐took Jerusalem in 1967 because the Muslims built their Dome of the Rock temple on the site where the Temple used to stand and is supposed to be rebuilt.

One of the things, then, that we can be watching for in the coming years and decades is that at some point in the future the Jews are going to bull‐doze the Dome of the Rock and then re‐build their temple. There already is a world‐wide movement at work among orthodox Jews of raising money and getting ready to do exactly this.

Now let me tell you, the Muslims are NOT going to like it when the Jews do this, and this issue has the potential to set off a major world fire‐storm when it finally does happen.

• Two Key events at the Mid‐point of the Tribulation:

1. Physical Event: Abomination of Desolation – Antichrist demands worship. The final half of the Tribulation will be all about worship – Satan wants worship and Jesus wants worship, and people will be forced to choose (though a few will escape without choosing sides – more on that in the Millennium message).

2. Spiritual Event: Devil thrown down to earth. ‘Spiritual’ event not in the sense of ‘less real’ or ‘unsubstantial’ but spiritual in the sense that we won’t see it with our physical eyes, it won’t be reported in our newspapers.

This is the pivotal event which leads to/causes the physical event of the Antichrist demanding worship and which is the driving force causing the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation to be so awful.

"And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. . . . When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time [a way of saying 3 ½ years], out of the serpent's reach. . . . Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus." – Rev 12:7‐9, 13‐14, 17 (NIV)

• “Why is Satan trying so hard to kill the Jews?” I certainly don’t know all of his reasons, I’m sure, but I think I know one of his primary reasons – he’s trying to escape JAIL (the bottomless pit)! Look at this prophecy Jesus made about His 2nd Coming in Matthew 23:39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.' – Matt 23:39 (NIV) – so he’s trying to thwart this prophecy, by making sure there are no Jews left to occupy Jerusalem and welcome Jesus back!

The logic would be: if there are no Jews to welcome Jesus back, Jesus won’t break His Word, so then He wouldn’t be able to return. He knows he can’t beat Jesus head to head, but he’s hoping to thwart the prophecies and perhaps escape that way. Of course, he is going to fail – you can’t thwart God’s prophecies any more than you can defeat God.

E. 3 key things happening in the final 3 ½ years of Tribulation:

1. Satan trying to kill all Jews (and Christians)

2. God releases 21 supernatural judgments on Satan & Antichrist in partnership with the Church (Rev 6 – 19)

3. Armageddon World War – Armageddon is more than one battle, it is actually a world war that starts when the Antichrist demands worship. The climax of this war will be a final battle when Jesus returns to Jerusalem with all of us in tow and smashes the Antichrist once and for all. But there’s more to this war than just that one battle – after the Antichrist demands the worship of the world, the nations of the East (China and a number of those Eastern countries) are going to rise up in rebellion. They won’t be fighting for Jesus, but they will think that this whole worship thing is going way too far, so they will march out against the Antichrist with an army that the Bible says has 200 million men.

On their march towards the Antichrist’s army the Bible says they will commit their own atrocities and will kill millions of people. Some other nations from the North and South will also join them and the war between them and the Antichrist’s army will rage for 3 and ½ years.


Pockets of Shelter – Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger. – Zeph 2:3 (NIV)

These pockets of shelter afford protection IN ADDITION to the promise of protection God has already made to each and every believer in the Tribulation (see part 4 of this message series), but these pockets of shelter will only be enjoyed by some, not all. These pockets of shelter will provide some extra protection from the persecution to come on believers in the End Times.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


John Wycliffe “When the western church was divided for about 40 years between two rival popes, one in Rome and the other in Avigon, France, each pope called the other pope antichrist ‐ and John Wycliffe is reputed to have regarded them as both being right: “two halves of Antichrist, making up the perfect Man of Sin between them.” — Ibid

Thomas Cranmer (1489‐1556) (Anglican): “Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the Pope to be very Antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons.” (Referring to prophecies in Revelation and Daniel.) — Works by Cranmer, Vol. 1, pp. 6‐7.

John Wesley (1703‐1791) (Methodist): Speaking of the Papacy, John Wesley wrote, “He is in an emphatical sense, the Man of Sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled the Son of Perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers… He it is…that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped…claiming the highest power, and highest honour…claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.” — Antichrist and His Ten Kingdoms, by John Wesley, pg. 110.

Martin Luther (1483‐1546) (Lutheran): Based on prophetic studies, Martin Luther finally declared, “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.” (Aug. 18, 1520). — Taken from The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, by LeRoy Froom. Vol. 2., pg. 121.

“Luther … proved, by the revelations of Daniel and St. John, by the epistles of St. Paul, St. Peter, and St. Jude, that the reign of Antichrist, predicted and described in the Bible, was the Papacy … And all the people did say, Amen! A holy terror seized their souls. It was Antichrist whom they beheld seated on the pontifical throne. This new idea, which derived greater strength from the prophetic descriptions launched forth by Luther into the midst of his contemporaries, inflicted the most terrible blow on Rome.” — Taken from J. H. Merle D'aubigne’s History of the Reformation of the Sixteen Century, book VI, chapter XII, p. 215.

John Calvin (1509‐1564) (Presbyterian): “Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak and whose language we adopt… I shall briefly show that (Paul’s words in II Thess. 2) are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy.” — Taken from Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin.

Roger Williams (1603‐1683) (First Baptist Pastor in America): Pastor Williams spoke of the Pope as “the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth, who sits as God over the Temple of God, exalting himself not only above all that is called God, but over the souls and consciences of all his vassals, yea over the Spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yea, and God himself…speaking against the God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws; but he is the son of perdition (II Thess. 2).” — The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, by Froom, Vol. 3, pg. 52.

John Knox (1505‐1572) (Scotch Presbyterian): John Knox sought to counteract “that tyranny which the Pope himself has for so many ages exercised over the church.” As with Luther, he finally concluded that the Papacy was “the very antichrist, and son of perdition, of whom Paul speaks.” — The Zurich Letters, by John Knox, pg. 199.

Cotton Mather (1663‐1728) (Congregational Theologian): “The oracles of God foretold the rising of an Antichrist in the Christian Church: and in the Pope of Rome, all the characteristics of that Antichrist are so marvelously answered that if any who read the Scriptures do not see it, there is a marvelous blindness upon them.” — Taken from The Fall of Babylon by Cotton Mather in Froom’s book, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 3, pg. 113.

The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647): “There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition that exalteth himself in the church against Christ and all that is called God.” — This is Taken from Philip Schaff’s, The Creeds of Christendom, With a History and Critical Notes, III, p. 658, 659, ch. 25, sec. 6.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Prophecy of St Malachy

Source: John Christian Ryter

In 1094 A.D. a son and heir was born into a propertied family of noble birth named O’Morgair in Armagh, in what is now Northern Ireland. The male child was baptized Maelmhaedhoc. In later years, when he was placed under the tutorship of Imbar O’Hagan in the Abby at Armagh for his formal schooling, Maelmhaedhoc’s name would be Latinized, and he would become known as Malachy.

His Irish descendants adopted Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair’s baptismal name—Malachy— as the family’s surname. After a long course of studies, young Maelmhaedhoc decided —or rather, his father did—he wanted to become a Roman Catholic priest. He was ordained in 1119 AD at the age of 25. He continued his theological education in Lismore. Malachy, was ordained as Abbot of Bangor in 1123.

A year later he was consecrated as the Archbishop of Connor. In 1127 he became "father confessor" to Cormac MacCarthy, Prince of Desmond (who would later become the King of Ireland). In 1132 he was promoted to the primacy of Armagh. Malachy died on his second pilgrimage to Rome in 1148. He was canonized by Pope Clemente III on July 6, 1199. Interestingly, among Malachy’s prophesies was his prediction of the day and hour of his own death—and it was accurate. Malachy had the gift of healing to aid the sick. In addition, he reported possessed the powers of levitation and clairvoyance. Numerous miracles are attributed to his ministry. He was also endowed with the gift of prophecy. Most important of all of his prophesies was one concerning the succession of the Popes—from Pope Innocent II (who became pontiff in 1140) to the pope who will follow John Paul II—the last Catholic pontiff. According to his prophecy, the line of popes will end, abruptly, with the next pope. He was described in the prophesies of St. Malachy as Gloria Olivae (the glory of the olive).

During his reign, peace will descend over the Mideast. Historians believe that Malachy received his papal secession vision during his visit to Rome in 1140 for the coronation of Innocent II. Historians claim that Malachy gave the recorded vision to the new pontiff to "comfort him in his afflictions."

Innocent II placed the document in the papal archive where they remained for four centuries, read only by the curator of the library and other high-ranking church officials.

Those Christians who believe Antichrist will be the Pope will see a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy in the Malachy Prophecy. The prophecy advances the secession of Roman Catholic pontiffs from Celestine II [1143 AD] to John Paul II’s successor, who will be revealed within the next 30 days) [2005 AD]. Malachy wrote that he was inscribing the pontiffs from Celestine II " the end of the world." In a vision the Holy Spirit revealed each future pontiff by his character, geographic or physiological attributes, or his coat of arms. In all, Malachy described 111 popes. However, in the 1820 printed version of Malachy’s prophesies, Lignum Vitre (written in 1559 by a Benedictine historian, Arnold Wyon), a 112th pope appears that was not in Malachy’s original manuscript. The 112th pope was added by the Olivetan monks. The Order of St. Benedict claims this final pope will come within the Benedictine Order, and that he was placed in the secession line because St. Benedict himself prophesied that before the end of the world, his Order will triumphantly lead the Catholic Church in its battle against evil (the Battle of Armageddon). St. Benedict’s "prophecy" was more wishful thinking than it was spiritual insight from God. Although Malachy entrusted his vision to paper and gave the manuscript to Pope Innocent II for safe keeping, Father Claude Francois Menestrier, a famous 18th century Jesuit, claims the prophecies were actually written in 1590 by Cardinal Simoncelli to influence the election of the Cardinal of his choice as pontiff that year.

The argument advanced by advocates who favor the later date is based on the whimsical notion that because Malachy never mentioned writing the papal ascension prophecy, he probably didn’t. Skeptics of that era felt its more likely that Cardinal Simoncelli wrote them. However, three simple facts suggest Menestrier was wrong, and that Malachy did write them. First, Vatican records show that the document was entrusted to Innocent II in 1140. Like many other important Vatican documents, the Malachy Prophecy was one of the early documents printed on the Gutenberg Press in 1455—135 years before Cardinal Simoncelli supposed wrote them Second, while the Malachy Prophecy was unknown outside the church hierarchy, printed copies of the prophecy were in circulation before 1590 And finally, third, Malachy’s Prophecy begins with the successor to Innocent II—Celestine II. Had Simoncelli wrote them, the Prophecy would have begun with one of three other Popes (since three pontiffs reigned that year)

First, the prophecy might have begun with Felice Peretti who was elected Pope Sixtus V on April 4, 1585. He died on Aug. 17, 1590. Succeeding him was Gambattista Castagna who was elected Pope Urban VII on Sept. 15, 1590. He was the shortest reigning pontiff in the history of the papacy —12 days. He died on Sept. 27, 1590. He was succeeded by Nicolo Spondrati who took the name Gregory XIV. Spondrati was elected on Dec. 5, 1590 and died on Oct. 5, 1591.

The Prophecy would not have begun, by prophetic inference with a pope—Celestine II—who had been dead for 446 years if Simoncelli wrote the papal prophecy. He would have known that Guido Del Castello de Castellis became Pope Celestine II. Nor would there be any reason to mention the other popes and anti-popes in the line of succession between Celestine II and Sixtus V or Urban VII or Gregory XIV since there would be nothing prophetic about mentioning long dead pontiffs by prophetic inference when the writer would have possessed their names.. The future pontiffs were identified by a key event in the personal history of that pope or some other identifying attribute that was unique to that man. For example: Clement XIII who served as pontiff for 11 years between 1758 and 1769, had close ties with the Italian state of Umbria (whose State emblem was the rose). Malachy referred to him as the "Rosa Umbriae," or the "Rose of Umbria."

Pius II—the second shortest reigning pontiff in the history of the Church was pope for only 26 days in 1503—was described in Malachy’s prophecy as "De Parvo Homine" (from a little man). His family name was Piccolomini—Italian for "little man."

Cardinal Giovanni Angelico Braschi, the longest serving pope, was coroneted in 1755 and reigned until his death in 1799—44 years. He lived 82 years—serving as pontiff for over half his life. Contemporary Christian writers refer to Pius VI as the Apostolic Pilgrim on Earth. Malachy aptly described him as the pilgrim pope. In rare instances, as it was with Pius VII, it was the political circumstance under which he was coroneted.

Pius VII—Barnaba Chiaramonte—was named a cardinal by Pope Pius VI in 1786. His rise to power in the Church was overshadowed by the rise in power of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Conclave of Cardinals elected him Pope in 1800. He died in 1823. His pontificate was symbolized by the eagle—the symbol by which Napoleon was known.

Pope Leo XIII [1878-1903]—He was described in the papal prophecy as "Lumen in Caelo" (Light in the Heavens). Real name: Gioacchio Vincenzo Raffaele. His coat of arms depicted a shooting star.

Pope Pius X [1903-1914]—"Ignis Ardens" (Burning Fire). Real name: Giuseppe Melchiarre Sarto. It was during Sarto’s reign that Europe ignited in war, and like a brush fire, the flames of discontent spread from one nation to the next until finally, in 1914, war engulfed the entire continent.

Benedict XV [1914-22] "Religio Depopulata" (Religion Devastated) Real name: Giacomo Della Chiesa. Benedict XV was known as the pope of war as the flames of discontent traversed the globe. But even more important, the godless, secular New World Order that will see the fulfillment of the prophesies in Revelation 13 (one world government), Revelation 17 (the one world church) and Revelation 18 (the one world economy) was born in 1920—during his reign.

Pope Pius XI [1922-1939]— "Fides Intrepida" (Unshaken Faith) Real name: Achilee Ratti. As pontiff, Ratti witnessed the world prepare for a sequel to the "war to end all wars." He witnessed the birth of the abortion movement in Europe and the rise of atheistic secularism as it was taught to the world’s youths in the major colleges and universities of the world as globalists faced the challenge or evicting God from the minds of the citizens of the emerging New World Order.

Pope Pius XII [1939-1958]—"Pastor Angelicus" (Angelic Shepherd). Real name: Eugento Pacelli. Pacelli spent most of his early church career in the diplomatic service of the Vatican. From 1917 until 1929, he was Nuncio in Germany. In 1930 he became Vatican Secretary of State. He was a natural choice to follow Ratti into the papacy since there were no other church leaders experienced enough to deal with the Church, and with heads of State, during a global conflict. The publication of a myriad of Catholic Church documents between 1967 and 1990 confirm that, from his actions and secret papal decrees throughout the war years, Pius XII was, in the truest sense, the angelic pastor of his flock.

Pope John XXIII [1958-1963]—"Pastor et nauta" (Pastor and mariner) Real name: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. Roncalli spend several years as the apostolic delegate and Nuncio in Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and France. Roncalli was named Archbishop of Areoplis (Rabbath and Moah) in Palestine around the birth of Israel in 1948. In 1953 Pope Pius XII named him as the Cardinal of Venice. He was viewed, at the time, as the most beloved of all modern popes. That was, of course, until the pontificating of Karol Wojtyla, the Polish prince of the church, John Paul II.

Most historians believe Roncalli fulfilled the Malachy Prophecy as the "mariner" through his tenure in Venice, the water city. However, prophetically, when he became the Archbishop of Palestine, he could be construed as being "an evangelical mariner" since the lands of the Gentiles and Muslims are prophetically referred to as "the sea."

Pope Paul VI [1953-1968]—"Flos Florum" (Flower of flowers). His reign as pontiff was relatively short—only five years. Real name: Giovanni Battista Montini. Like Pius XII he reached the zenith of power in the Catholic Church through the office of the Vatican Secretary of State. The Conclave of Cardinals elected him Pope in 1963. The coat of arms of the Montini family depicts three fleurs-de-lis.

Pope John Paul I [1978-1978 (34 days)]—"DeMedietate lunae" (of the half moon).

Real name: Albino Buciani. Buciani served almost three times as long as Pope Urban VII, yet has the distinction of being the second shortest reigning pope. It was because of the briefness of his tenure that Wojtyla took the papal name, John Paul II. During the brief reign of John Paul I, the rise of Muslim extremism against the Gentile world exploded and OPEC (Oil Producing Exporting Countries) was born, and the Arabs began to use oil as a weapon against the industrial nations. The symbol of the Muslim world is the crescent—the half moon.

Pope John Paul II [1978-2005]—"De Lobaore solis" (Of the eclipse of the sun) Or, the phrase could also be interpreted as "from the toil of the sun." John Paul II, the Polish Prince of the Catholic Church, has proven in death to be the most admired man in the world. Over 3 million people have traveled to Rome to pay their last respects to the fallen pontiff who mastered 8 languages but spoke 20 as he evangelized the world for Christ. Unlike most of the early Popes who came from the landed class of their time, Karol Wojtyla , like several of the modern day popes, came from the common working class and spend much time as a laborer in Poland, working under the hot, European sun.

However, many other Popes could claim the same, thus the analogy "from the toil of the sun" does not appear to fit. Thus historians scrambled to examine how many solar eclipses took place during the reign of John Paul II. In the two plus decades of John Paul II’s pontificate, there were 16 solar eclipses that were visible from southern Europe. But, there is too much ambiguity here because as you travel around the globe, 16 solar eclipses in one part of the world may be 9 solar eclipses, or 5, or 3, somewhere else. Or a total eclipse in my part of the country, or world, will likely be a partial eclipse in yours. The prophecy is much simpler than that. Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse in Poland.

On April 8. 2005 during the funeral services for the pontiff, the world will experience an unusual hybrid eclipse of the Sun. The central path of the eclipse will run across the South Pacific where it will change from an annular eclipse to a total eclipse, and then back to an annular eclipse again before it reaches South America. It will be seen as a partial eclipse in the southern United States. It was visible from southern California, swinging northward to New Jersey. No eclipse was visible north of that diagonal line. It would appear that the eclipse of the sun fits far better than "from the toll of the sun."

I had previously read, in various articles and books, that the Malachy Prophecy specifically targeted the origin of the 110th pope as being from either Poland or Eastern Europe. Those reports are untrue. In reality as the Malachy Prophecy is carefully examined, it is accurate—to this point. There remains one pontiff in this prophecy. (If you add the Benedictine prophecy, described as Petrus Romanus, there are two). But, the Benedictine addition is not part of the original prophecy and, therefore, does not belong. The 111th Pope is described as Gloria Olivae (the glory of the olives).

There are a couple of palatably logical scenarios here.

First, olives and olive branches denote peace. With the continuous strife in the Middle East—wars and rumors of war—and with Bible prophesy telling us that when Antichrist appears on the world he will arrange a peace so deceitfully alluring that the world will adore him. That’s one.

The other? That our new pontiff might arise from a third world Muslim country—or that his roots are from the Middle East.

There is one more. The Order of the Benedictines is also known as the "Olivetans." St. Benedict prophesied that the last pope would be from that order. It is possible that God planned this in His own calculations, and that Gloria Olivae and not Petrus Romanus is the Olivetan priest. I guess in the upcoming days or weeks, we will learn the answer. An 865-year old prophecy will shortly come true—or prove to be a fraud. Up to this point, it has been deadly accurate. What are the odds, at this late date, that the balance of it proves to be wrong? While you are mulling over the pros and cons of that question, here are a few other medieval prophecies dealing with our current age that might add some additional weight to the heaviness of the Malachy Prophecy—or give the skeptic cause to scoff. One of the most striking prophesies, reminiscent of the recent tsunami and the earthquakes now following the Pacific "ring of fire" as hundreds of submerged volcanoes becomes active, was made by St. Hildegard shortly before his death in the 12th Century, was this one:

"The time is coming when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Before the comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The Great Nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, submerged.

That nation will have many misfortunes at sea and lose it colonies. After the great comet, the Great Nation will be devastated by earthquakes, storms and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed. All sea coast cities will be fearful, and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed, and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease.

For in one of those cities does a person live according to the Laws of God. A powerful wind will rise in the North, carrying heavy fog and the densest dust, and it will fill their throats and eyes so that they will cease in their butchery and be stricken with great fear."

John of Vitiguerro, in the 13th century prophesied that "...The pope will change his residence and the Church will not be defended for 25 months because during all that time there will be no Pope in Rome. After many tribulations, a Pope shall be elected out of those who survived the persecutions."

A 14th century bishop, John of the Cleft Rock prophesied that "...Towards the end of the world, tyrants and hostile mobs will rob the Church and the clergy of all their possessions and will afflict and martyr them. Those who heap the most abuse upon them will be held in high esteem. At that time, the Pope and his cardinals will have to flee Rome in tragic circumstances to a place where they will be unknown. The Pope will die a cruel death in his exile. The sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any previous time in her history. But God will raise a holy Pope, and the Angels will rejoice."

Before he died in 1878, Pope Pius IX uttered these words:

"There will come a great wonder, which will fill the world with astonishment. This wonder will be preceded by the triumph of revolution. The Church will suffer exceedingly. Her servants and chieftains will be mocked, scourged, and martyred."

Prior to his prophecy, the Ecstatic of Tours uttered these prophetic words:

"Before the war breaks out, food will become scarce and expensive. There will be little work for the workers, and fathers will hear their children crying for food. There will be earthquakes and signs in the sun. Toward the end, darkness will cover the Earth. When everyone believes that peace is ensured, when everyone least expects it, the Great Happening will begin."

Hmm... if I didn’t know better, I might think that Matthew 24:5-30 was about to happen. Are you ready? If the Malachy Prophecy is true, we’d better all be. [Editors Note: The Eclipse did occur south of the equator on Friday 8th of April, 2005]