by Steven Merten
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2000 years ago, Jesus gave us a sign, which would indicate His Second Coming. The First part of the sign is that Jesus' Gospel must first be preached to the whole world. This has been accomplished. The second part of Jesus', 'End Times', sign, is, “When you see the desolating abomination spoken of through Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place".
NAB2 MAT 24:3As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately and said, “Tell us, when will this happen, and what sign will there be of your coming, and of the end of the age?” ...//...MAT 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come. “When you see the desolating abomination spoken of through Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place(let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains, a person on the housetop must not go down to get things out of his house, a person in the field must not return to get his cloak. Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days. Pray that your flight not be in winter or on the sabbath, for at that time there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will be. And if those days had not been shortened, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect they will be shortened.
Jesus says to run for your spiritual lives when you see the Desolating Abomination in the Holy Place! Run to Jesus' Divine Mercy, of course. Both Jesus and the Blessed Mother have given us strong confirmation that the terrible day of Jesus Second Coming is close at hand. St. Faustina received locutions from Jesus and the Blessed Mother in the mid 1930s. In 2000, St. Faustina was canonized as a saint. Also in 2000, the Catholic Church initiated the first Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, Feast Day, as Jesus had requested. Jesus told St. Faustina that the best defense for the day of His Coming is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Eucharist, on Divine Mercy Sunday. Those who do will have all sins removed and be prepared and protected for the Divine Wrath which will precede His Kingdom Come on earth. Jesus also gave us His Divine Mercy Chaplet that we should be praying. Jesus and the Blessed Mother indicate that many will be hurled into hell, as Jesus has told us in His parables, on that terrible day. Are you prepared for Jesus’ Second Coming?
Jesus, The Divine Mercy
By St. Faustina
(Jesus speaks to St. Faustina through locution)
The Blessed Virgin Mary :
... you have to speak to the world about His great mercy and prepare the world for the Second Coming of Him who will come, not as a merciful Savior, but as a just Judge. Oh, how terrible is that day! Determined is the day of justice, the day of divine wrath. The angels tremble before it. Speak to souls about this great mercy while it is still the time for [granting] mercy. If you keep silent now, you will be answering for a great number of souls on that terrible day. ... (635)
Jesus looked at me and said, Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. (Diary - Divine Mercy in My Soul, 965)
My sanctity and perfection consist in the close union of my will with the will of God. God never violates our free will. It is up to us whether we want to receive God's grace or not. It is up to us whether we will cooperate with it or waste it. (1107)
... Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. (699)
Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. (848)
Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire lives as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior. (1075)
He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice...(1146) Today I heard a voice in my soul: Oh, if sinners knew My mercy, they would not perish in such great numbers. Tell sinful souls not to be afraid to approach Me; speak to them of My great mercy.
... Oh, how miserable are those who do not take advantage of the miracle of God's mercy! You will call out in vain, but it will be too late. (1448)
Tell sinners that no one shall escape My Hand; if they run away from My Merciful Heart, they will fall into My Just Hands. (1728)
THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins and those of the whole world; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us.(Diary, 474-475)... This prayer will serve to appease My wrath. (476)
Quoted from: www.DivineMercy.com
Archangel Michael Protect Us! On October 13, 1884, Pope Leo XIII had a vision of Jesus giving Satan 100 years to try to destroy Christ’s Church on earth. This happened exactly, to the day, 33 years, Christ’s lifetime on earth, before the ‘Miracle of the Sun’ in Fatima. Shaken, almost to the point of death, Pope Leo XIII, wrote ‘The Prayer to St. Michael’. The ‘Prayer to St. Michael’ was recited after every Catholic Low Mass, from 1886 to 1964. In the ‘Prayer to St. Michael’, Archangel Michael's protection of the ‘Holy Place’, meaning the Catholic Papacy, from Satan, is highly emphasized. At the end of Pope Leo XIII’s vision, he sees Archangel Michael thrusting all the demons back into hell.
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Prayer to Saint Michael Archangel
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. O glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, defend us in battle, and in the struggle which is ours against the principalities and Powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against spirits of evil in high places. Come to the aid of men, whom God created immortal, made in his own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.
Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there a place for them any longer in Heaven. But that cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with all his angels.
Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of man has taken courage, Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of his Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.
This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.
These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions.
In the Holy Place itself,
where has been set up the See of the most blessed Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered. Arise then, O invincible prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and bring them the victory.
The Church venerates thee as protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of this world and of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.
Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Quoted from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_to_Saint_Michael
The 'Desolating Abomination' which Jesus tells us the Prophet Daniel talks about, is secular power, which desecrated God's Holy Temple, after the fall of Israel. Jesus referring to a 'desolating abomination', but now 'in the Holy Place', means one of Christ's religious leaders, a Pope, desecrating God's Holy Temple.The 'Two Witnesses' in Revelation 11, are the Jewish and Catholic Churches. The 'twelve hundred and sixty days, wearing sackcloth', indicates the period of time between the fall of Israel One in 587 B.C., and the rise of Zion, Israel Two, Christ's Kingdom Come. 'These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth', who else could this scripture be talking about, as those who witness to the earth about God the Father, and Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, our Saviour. Revelation tells us 'If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and devours their enemies.' This is Catholic Church Anathema and Jewish Church Karet, which is Jesus' promise to Apostolic Successors that any one they call upon Him to bind to sin, and thus spiritual death, He will do so from heaven. Revelation says, 'They also have power to turn water into blood', well Christ's Priests having the Power to turn wine (instead of water) into Jesus Blood, is close enough. Jewish Church leadership had already fallen to 'the beast that comes up from the abyss', when they Crucified Jesus.
NAB3 1 Macabees 1:54On the fifteenth day of the month Kislev, in the year one hundred and forty-five, the king erected the desolating abomination upon the altar of burnt offerings, and in the surrounding cities of Judah they built pagan altars. They also burned incense at the doors of houses and in the streets. Any scrolls of the law that they found they tore up and burned. Whoever was found with a scroll of the covenant, and whoever observed the law, was condemned to death by royal decree.
NAB Daniel 8:13I heard a holy one speaking, and another said to whichever one it was that spoke, “How long shall the events of this vision last concerning the daily sacrifice, the desolating sin, the giving over of the sanctuary and the host for trampling?"
NAB bible notesThe desolating sin: the Hebrew contains a wordplay (shomem) on the name Baal Shamem (“lord of the heavens,” identified by some as the Greek Zeus Olympios). The reference is to some object with which Antiochus profaned the Temple of Jerusalem (2 Mc 6:2), most probably a pagan altar.
NAB3 2 Macabees 6:1 Abolition of Judaism.Not long after this the king sent an Athenian senator to force the Jews to abandon the laws of their ancestors and live no longer by the laws of God, also to profane the temple in Jerusalem and dedicate it to Olympian Zeus, and the one on Mount Gerizim to Zeus the Host to Strangers, as the local inhabitants were wont to be. This was a harsh and utterly intolerable evil. The Gentiles filled the temple with debauchery and revelry; they amused themselves with prostitutes and had intercourse with women even in the sacred courts. They also brought forbidden things into the temple, so that the altar was covered with abominable offerings prohibited by the laws.
No one could keep the sabbath or celebrate the traditional feasts, nor even admit to being a Jew. Moreover, at the monthly celebration of the king’s birthday the Jews, from bitter necessity, had to partake of the sacrifices, and when the festival of Dionysus was celebrated, they were compelled to march in his procession, wearing wreaths of ivy.
'When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will wage war against them and conquer them and kill them...' Revelation 11 is talking about, the Catholic Catechism, Catholic Deposit of Faith, Catholic Teaching over two millenniums, of Christ's Witnesses, in the Catholic Church, that the beast is killing, not actual people. Revelation 11 goes on to say, 'But after the three and a half days, a breath of life from God entered them...'; this scripture is indicating Divine Intervention. The 'three and a half days' means the period of tribulation, after which God is going to breath life back into the Catholic Catechism, Catholic Deposit of Faith and Catholic Teaching and Catholic Leadership, after their fall. This happens right before Christ's Second Coming, as we go into Christ Kingdom Come, on earth, and we enter into Messianic Reign.
So, as worrisome as seeing a desolating abomination, spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place sounds, prophesy indicates it all works out great for Christ Church, the Catholic Church, in the end, as we go into Christ's Kingdom Come. Jesus is going to wipe away every tear His Church has.
NAB3 REV 11:3 The Two Witnesses"I will commission my two witnesses to prophesy for those twelve hundred and sixty days, wearing sackcloth." These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and devours their enemies. In this way, anyone wanting to harm them is sure to be slain. They have the power to close up the sky so that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying. They also have power to turn water into blood and to afflict the earth with any plague as often as they wish. When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will wage war against them and conquer them and kill them... ...But after the three and a half days, a breath of life from God entered them... ...Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet. There were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world now belongs to our Lord and to his Anointed, and he will reign forever and ever." The twenty-four elders who sat on their thrones before God prostrated themselves and worshiped God and said: "We give thanks to you, Lord God almighty, who are and who were. For you have assumed your great power and have established your reign...
NAB3 DAN 7:25He shall speak against the Most High and wear down the holy ones of the Most High, intending to change the feast days and the law. They shall be handed over to him for a time, two times, and half a time.
Nicholas of Fluhmade this prediction in the15th century."The Church will be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters."
Quoted from: http://catholicprophecy.org/nicholas-of-fluh/
Armageddon is not doomsday. The Battle of Armageddon averts doomsday. Upon the Battle of Armageddon, Messianic Reign begins and the nation of Zion is born. Scripture tells us that, after a ‘thousand years’ of peace on earth in Zion, under Messianic Reign, are over, Satan will be released from hell for a short period of time. This will be the era of the rise of the second beast of REV 13. A 'beast', in apocalyptic scriptures, means, man's evil human pride in secular power. A 'horn', in apocalyptic scriptures, represents power on earth. The Book of Revelation's 'Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth; 'two horns like a lamb's but spoke like a dragon', means a leader on earth bearing Jesus' power, but speaking, acting like Satan. Jesus warns us that His Second Coming at doomsday, will happen when we see Satan/man's evil pride, 'standing in the holy place'. The 'Holy Place' is the papacy. NAB MAT 24, “When you see the desolating abomination spoken of through Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place , run for your spiritual lives! Run to Jesus Divine Mercy, of course, where you will be shielded from the Great Chastisement ahead.
God Ruled over Israel from the Exodus till the fall of Israel in 587 B.C. Because of the immense unrepentant sins of Israel, God relinquished His Kingship over Israel and handed them over to have, man’s evil human pride in, secular power, aka Satan, aka the dragon, rule over Israel and the world. This is ‘The First Beast’ of the Book of Revelation. The ‘42 months’ represents the period of time between the fall of Israel in 587 B.C., and Christ’s Kingdom Come, where God will again Rule over Israel and the world.
The Transfer of Power From Satan to Jesus, on Earth
During the ‘42 months’, when Satan’s power on earth, takes control of Christ’s Church in the papacy, this is when Jesus will come running to rescue His Church from the power of Satan; Thus, "When you see the desolating abomination spoken of through Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place", this is the sign of Jesus Second Coming.
The 'mortal','wound', of the First 'beast', happened at the Exodus, where God took over as King and Ruler over Israel. Before the Exodus, Israel had, man's evil human pride in secular power, in the form of Egyptian Pharaohs, ruling over them.
Man's evil human pride in secular power falls at our future Battle of Armageddon. This is to make way for Christ’s Kingdom Come where Jesus will Rule the world. Jesus will Rule with and through His Church, the Catholic Church, under Messianic Reign.Jesus will Rule, on earth, with and through His Church, the Catholic Church, for ‘A Thousand Years’. Then Satan is released from hell, and once again, man’s evil human pride, aka Satan, sitting in the Chair of St. Peter, the papacy, Christ’s co-ruler, will threaten ‘God’s Holy City’, the post-Armageddon Catholic Church.
NAB3 REV 13 The First BeastThen I saw a beast come out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads; on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads blasphemous name[s]. The beast I saw was like a leopard, but it had feet like a bear’s, and its mouth was like the mouth of a lion. To it the dragon gave its own power and throne, along with great authority. I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been mortally wounded, but this mortal wound was healed. Fascinated, the whole world followed after the beast. They worshiped the dragon because it gave its authority to the beast; they also worshiped the beast and said, "Who can compare with the beast or who can fight against it?"
The beast was given a mouth uttering proud boasts and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling and those who dwell in heaven. It was also allowed to wage war against the holy ones and conquer them, and it was granted authority over every tribe, people, tongue, and nation. All the inhabitants of the earth will worship it, all whose names were not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life, which belongs to the Lamb who was slain.
Whoever has ears ought to hear these words. Anyone destined for captivity goes into captivity. Anyone destined to be slain by the sword shall be slain by the sword. Such is the faithful endurance of the holy ones.
In apocalyptic language, a ‘horn’ represents power on earth. Also in apocalyptic language a ‘beast’ represents man’s evil human pride in secular power. A ‘beast’ with ‘two horns like a lamb’s’ represents, man’s evil human pride, in power under Messianic Reign.
NAB3 REV 13:11 The Second Beast.
Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb’s but spoke like a dragon.It wielded all the authority of the first beast in its sight and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. It performed great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of everyone. It deceived the inhabitants of the earth with the signs it was allowed to perform in the sight of the first beast, telling them to make an image for the beast who had been wounded by the sword and revived. It was then permitted to breathe life into the beast’s image, so that the beast’s image could speak and [could] have anyone who did not worship it put to death. It forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to be given a stamped image on their right hands or their foreheads, so that no one could buy or sell except one who had the stamped image of the beast’s name or the number that stood for its name.
There will be two ‘Desolating Abominations’ before doomsday. One, just before Jesus Second Coming, where Jesus Comes to Rule the world. And another Desolating Abomination, at the end of the world, when Jesus Comes to shut down man’s free will on earth.
With Jesus, a descendant of King David, Ruling the world, with and through His Church, the Catholic Church, Israel is Restored and Zion is born. The post-Armageddon Catholic Church will transform into Zion, as she goes into Messianic Reign.
The Prophet Daniel, who lived through the fall of Israel in 587 B.C., and is suffering with the fallen people of Israel, wants to know just when God will Restore the Kingdom to Israel. Through the angel Gabriel, God answers Daniel’s prayer. Christ’s Church, the Catholic Church, will live long and prosper under Messianic Reign, in Christ’s Kingdom Come, as the Restored Kingdom of Israel.
NAB3 DAN 9:21I was still occupied with this prayer, when Gabriel, the one whom I had seen before in vision, came to me in rapid flight at the time of the evening sacrifice.Cardinal Willem Eijk and Cardinal Burke, along with a great number of Catholics, have equated the papacy of Pope Francis as Jesus' sign of 'End Times', and of Jesus Second Coming.
He instructed me in these words: “Daniel, I have now come to give you understanding. When you began your petition, an answer was given which I have come to announce, because you are beloved. Therefore, mark the answer and understand the vision.
"Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and for your holy city: Then transgression will stop and sin will end, guilt will be expiated, Everlasting justice will be introduced, vision and prophecy ratified, and a most holy will be anointed. Know and understand this: From the utterance of the word that Jerusalem was to be rebuilt Until one who is anointed and a leader, there shall be seven weeks. During sixty-two weeks it shall be rebuilt, With streets and trenches, in time of affliction. After the sixty-two weeks an anointed shall be cut down when he does not possess the city; And the people of a leader who will come shall destroy the sanctuary. Then the end shall come like a torrent; until the end there shall be war, the desolation that is decreed. For one week he shall make a firm compact with the many; Half the week he shall abolish sacrifice and oblation; On the temple wing shall be the horrible abomination until the ruin that is decreed is poured out upon the horror."
NAB2 ZEP 3:14Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has removed the judgment against you, he has turned away your enemies; The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear. On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior; He will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, He will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals. I will remove disaster from among you, so that none may recount your disgrace. Yes, at that time I will deal with all who oppress you; I will save the lame, and assemble the outcasts; I will give them praise and renown in all the earth, when I bring about their restoration. At that time I will bring you home, and at that time I will gather you; For I will give you renown and praise, among all the peoples of the earth, When I bring about your restoration before your very eyes, says the LORD.
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Remember, End Times, is only for the unrepentant wicked. Christ's faithful survive Armageddon and go on to live under Messianic Reign. Upon Jesus, The Blessed Mother, and Archangel Michael's Victory at our future Battle of Armageddon, Jesus is going to protect His Elect and bring them into a New Heaven and New Earth, His Kingdom Come, where He will Reign on earth. This will be the Blessed Mother's 'Golden Era of Mankind'. In His Beatitudes, Jesus tells us that the meek, humble and pure of heart will inherit the earth. There will be peace on earth and Jesus will wipe away our every tear. So Cardinal Eijk and Cardinal Burke indicating that Pope Francis papacy is the sign for the Second Coming of Jesus, is awesome news for Christ's faithful! In Christ’s Kingdom Come; The sick and disabled will be healed; A person dying before they are 100 years old, will be the exception; The poor will be raised up and cared for in Jesus Kingdom Come on earth; The poor especially should be elated! Even Pope Francis himself will see Christ’s Kingdom Come as an awesome thing!
Jesus and the Blessed Mother have already made it absolutely clear that the time of God's great Chastisement, which happens upon Jesus Second Coming, is upon us. Jesus tells us in His Gospel that He is going to dispatch His angels to hurl the wicked into hell, upon His Second Coming. Jesus tell us that He will shield His faithful who take advantage of His Divine Mercy Feast Day, His Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and those who repent and seek absolution from His Representatives in the Confessional.
The time is Now, to prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Who, as Jesus and the Blessed Mother put it, will Come not as Merciful Savior but as Just Judge! Where are we to run? Jesus and the Blessed Mother have made it clear, When you see the Desolating Abomination in the Holy Place, run to Jesus Divine Mercy for shelter, for Jesus' Great Battle at Armageddon will be close at hand.
Christ's Power, under Messianic Reign, placed on Catholic clergy, is to serve our God and King, Jesus Christ, and to serve even the least among us of His Kingdom. The moment any of Catholic clergy use their Christ given power and authority to worship their own human pride, by using Christ's Power to do their own will and not His, they become, what Jesus describes as the 'desolate abomination' which rises up from hell upon doomsday. Christ's Power in Catholic Clergy is to do His will and not the will of Catholic Clergy. Catholic clergy will be the ones possessing Christ given power, under Messianic Reign, and they, bearing the Christ given power to bind and loost sins, can release Satan from his chains in hell, at anytime. Catholic Clergy, using Christ's Power for their own purposes, is the abomination which rises up from hell. Let us hope and pray that the Church leaders, who take us into Zion, have a strong defense set up to protect us from any 'desolate abomination' 'standing in the Holy Place'. Satan, which Satan is man's evil pride, does not care who you are, if you have human free will and power, he will tempt you. Even Jesus was tempted by power. How are you, Catholic Popes and Bishops, going to deal with, Christ given, full scale, world dominant, POWER!It is an anointed one's own fall to pride which 'kills' the 'anointed one', at doomsday, when the abomination from hell is released. Michael the Archangel, of course, would prefer that Church leaders never release Satan from hell. Papal pride is the key which releases Satan from hell. From Armageddon forward forever, Jesus will Rule. It is those ruling with Jesus, His Apostles, who fall to the temptation of Satan, bow down to worship Satan, release Satan from hell, and rise up as the abomination from hell upon doomsday. Satan, man's pride, tells Church leaders ruling with Jesus under Messianic Reign, "Hey guys, all this Power Jesus gave you to, serve yada, yada, yada, I will give it all to you! You can use all Christ's power in any way your heart desires. You are Apostles of the Lamb! Go ahead, glorify yourselves! All I, the devil, ask of you is that you bow down and worship me, your own evil wicked human pride. Worship me, your evil human pride, and all Christ's tremendous power and glory will be yours." Christ's Power, Authority and Glory, under Messianic Reign, is to be used by Church leaders to do Jesus' will, not their own will. When Church leaders do use Christ's Power to do their own will, and not, our King, Jesus' Will, it is then that the desolate abomination from hell has been released from his prison in hell and doomsday is upon us.
NAB2 LUK 4:5Then he took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a single instant. The devil said to him, “I shall give to you all this power and their glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I may give it to whomever I wish. All this will be yours, if you worship me.” Jesus said to him in reply, “It is written: ‘You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.’”From the sons of Aaron at the fall of Jerusalem in 587 B.C., to the Pharisees who instigated the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the anti-christ at the end of time; They all sit in the position of, God authorized, Church Power and they all fall, eventually, to the temptation of Satan. God says He could have averted the fall of Israel in 587 B.C., had He had His Church leaders to help Him avert the situation(JER 27:12-22). God's authorized Church leaders, from Aaron forward, using their God given power for personal glory, rather than God's will, is papal pride! It was God's authorized Church leaders, the Pharisees and Saducees, who murdered Jesus. This is papal pride! The 'desolating abomination standing on Holy Ground', who leads us into doomsday, will be an Apostle of the Lamb! This is Papal pride!
NAB REV 17:7The beast that you saw existed once but now exists no longer. It will come up from the abyss and is headed for destruction.
NAB REV 20:7When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison. He will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. They invaded the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the holy ones and the beloved city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them. The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
NAB REV 20:1After this, the dragon is to be released for a short time.
NAB3 REV 13:11 The Second Beast.Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb’s but spoke like a dragon.
A Pope, ruling the world from Zion, with man's evil pride, which is Satan, is as bad as it gets! Satan, man's evil pride in secular power, does not have anything on papal pride, holding the Christ given Power of the "Keys to the Kingdom". The Keys to the Kingdom bear the power of spiritual life or death, placed upon the papacy, presiding over billions of people. Let us pray that Jesus brings doomsday upon us quickly when the desolate abomination, standing in the Holy Place, arrives on earth, once Satan is released from hell.
Zion is a spiritual, not physical, city. People, absolved of their sins, spiritually live in Zion. People, bearing the mark of anathema, live in spiritual death, outside the gates of Zion. Even if billions of Zionists were being physically martyred, by outside forces, as long as Zionists remain faithful to Jesus through good eye sight, the city of Zion remains strong. God however is going to protect His precious Zion from such a mass martyrdom. God will be very active in the protection and care of Zion, once she is born upon Armageddon. The real threat to Zion comes from those ruling over Zion, not Jesus, but His Apostles. Christ's Apostles, who also possess free-will, may live inside or outside Zion's gates, depending on the condition of their souls. Satan, which Satan is man's evil pride, rising up from hell to attack God's Holy City, Zion, at doomsday, will, no doubt, do so through the fall of Christ's Apostles to the temptation of Satan. Christ's Apostles are the eyes of Zion. When Zion's eyes go bad, it is doomsday. Zion's health and longevity, all depends on her eye sight.
NAB MAT 24:22Indeed, if the period had not been shortened, not a human being would be saved. For the sake of the chosen, however, the days will be shortened.
It is Church leaders themselves who must protect Zion from themselves. Jesus commands His Church that if her eye is her undoing, she is to gouge it out and cast it into hell. As the 'eye' of the body leads the body, so do the eyes of the Church, lead the Church. Apostolic Successors are the eyes of the Church, which the Church, in post-Armageddon days, is Zion. If the eyes of the Church are evil, Jesus commands His Church to gouge out her eyes and hurl them into hell, which is the anathema of a Church leader. When the eyes of Zion go bad, it is doomsday. Papal pride has to be chained down with auto-anathemas, at Armageddon, right along with everyone else’s evil human pride. Jesus commands His Church to even gouge out her eyes, if they lead the body of the Church into hell. The eyes of the Church are her leaders.
NAB MAT 18:5 Avoiding Scandal."Whoever welcomes one such child for my sake welcomes me. On the other hand, it would be better for anyone who leads astray one of these little ones who believe in me, to be drowned by a millstone around his neck, in the depths of the sea. What terrible things will come on the world through scandal! It is inevitable that scandal should occur. Nonetheless, woe to that man through whom scandal comes! If your hand of foot is your undoing, cut it off and throw it from you! Better to enter life maimed or crippled than to be thrown with two hands or feet into endless fire. If your eye is your downfall, gouge it out and cast it from you! Better to enter life with one eye than be thrown with both into fiery Gehenna.
The, "Desolating Abomination Standing in the Holy Place", is, man's evil pride, which is Satan, ruling over the world from the papacy, at the end of the world. We have yet to have the Church take us into Messianic Reign and, according to a message from God to Daniel sent via angel Gabriel, Messianic Reign will last for tens of thousands of years on earth. Still, now, before we go into Messianic Reign, it is time to look at Zion's great leaders, who will take us into glory, but, eventually will become, Zion's death on earth, which is doomsday. Now, before we go to Zion, is the time to set up a strong protective Church constitution, built of un-retractable auto-anathemas to bind Popes themselves, to protect the Church from its final demise through papal pride. Jesus commands His Church that if her eye is her undoing, she is to gouge it out and cast it into hell. As the eyes of the body guide the body, so do Catholic Clergy lead the body of the Church. Catholic Clergy are the eyes of the Church. Catholic leaders will rule the world as humble servants to Jesus, Zion and the world. When Catholic leaders reject their servitude to Jesus and His Church, and instead use Christ's Power for their own evil human pride, to set themselves up as kings of the world, rather than Jesus as King of the world, this is doomsday.
St. Peter, no doubt, demanded that scripture reflect his own betrayal of Christ. Due to St. Peter's pride, Jesus calls him 'Satan'. St. Peter, in the spirit of transparency, no doubt, made sure that scriptures would reflect his own failures against Jesus, for hundreds of billions of future people to read in the bible. Thank you St. Peter, for showing us how to deal with papal pride, which, papal pride is Satan. St. Peter made his actions transparet to us even when doing so made him look bad.
It, no doubt, turned St. Peter's stomach sour to swallow his evil human pride, and make his evil deeds transparent to all generations of Christians. Still the sweetness of being our Lord's number one right hand man, cannot be beat. We expect our future Popes, tasting the sweetness of ruling with Jesus in Zion, to also swallow their evil human pride. Those who rule with Jesus in Zion, must be humble servants to even the least of mankind. Popes are not to lord themselves over us like they are glorious, worldly kings, but to put the needs and protection of, even the least of Zion's members, first and foremost.
NAB MAT 16:21From then on Jesus (the Messiah) started to indicate to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly there at the hands of the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and to be put to death, and raised up on the third day. At this Peter took him aside and began to remonstrate with him. "May you be spared, Master! God forbid that any such thing ever happen to you!" "Jesus turned on Peter and said, "Get out of my sight, you Satan! you are trying to make me trip and fall.
NAB JOH 13:37"Lord," Peter said to him, "why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!" "You will lay down your life for me, will you?" Jesus answered. "I tell you truly, the cock will not crow before you have three times disowned me!"The father of the family unit is put into authority over the family but he is to serve the family. The father of the family unit is to put the family’s welfare first. An American President is put into power and authority over America but they are to use their power to serve even the least of America's people. The minuet an American President puts himself first let us hope our American Constitution has the strength to throw them out of office. Popes and Bishops are to serve Jesus, in power and authority over the world, under Messianic Reign, but they must be a servant to even the least of God's people on earth. Jesus is going to bestow all His power, to Rule the world, into His Apostolic Successors, who are Catholic clergy. You, Christ's Apostolic Successors, will rise above all others on earth, in power. It is up to you, Christ's Apostolic Successors, to see that you bow before Jesus and His Church, Zion, in humble service to them.
NAB3 REV 10:5Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by the one who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them, “There shall be no more delay. At the time when you hear the seventh angel blow his trumpet, the mysterious plan of God shall be fulfilled, as he promised to his servants the prophets.”
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll. He said to me, “Take and swallow it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.” I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and swallowed it. In my mouth it was like sweet honey, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then someone said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”
Scriptures indicate that Zion exists on earth for 32,000+ years, so Christ's Apostles, with the help of Jesus, must be doing something right, over all these future years. Secular governments, and the descendants of Ephraim, son of Joseph, son of Jacob, and Moses brother, Aaron's sons, were all given power, by God, to rule on earth and they all failed miserably. Where all other world leaders and world systems of government, failed, Christ's Apostles, soon to be given power to rule on earth by our King Jesus Christ, with Jesus help from heaven, will succeed, with a great abundance of the fruit of love for God, peace and justice, spread through out the whole world, for a very, very, long time. Christ's Apostles are Catholic Clergy. They deserve our greatest thanks and respect, especially for what they are about to accomplish.
NAB LUK 22:25He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them and those in authority over them are addressed as ‘Benefactors’; but among you it shall not be so. Rather, let the greatest among you be as the youngest, and the leader as the servant. For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves. It is you who have stood by me in my trials; and I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred one on me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
NAB3 REV 4:9Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who sits on the throne and worship him, who lives forever and ever. They throw down their crowns before the throne, exclaiming: “Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created.”
Christ's Apostles will be the eyes of Zion. As the eyes guide the body so will Christ's Apostles guide Zion. Christ's Apostles will reflect the Light of Christ to Zion, for a very, very long time. Let us pray that Christ's Apostles guard Zion from the abomination who rises up out of hell at doomsday. Let us pray that they take very good care of Zion's eye sight. It is Zion's good eye sight which will push Zion's longevity of life to 32,000+ years. When Zion is blinded, through the fall of her Apostolic leaders to Satan, this will be doomsday.
NAB2 LUK 11:34The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is sound, then your whole body is filled with light, but when it is bad, then your body is in darkness. Take care, then, that the light in you not become darkness. If your whole body is full of light, and no part of it is in darkness, then it will be as full of light as a lamp illuminating you with its brightness.”
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