The prophecies of the Christian God are rather cut and dried and easy for His people to proclaim as rock hard Truth. Of this even the most ardent scoffer will agree because most find Christian prophecy has always been at the pinnacle of Truth. This is also why it has commonly been the focus of ridicule by those that fear the message it exalts. To the wicked it is a dreadful message of doom. To the saint it means a great day is coming. There are quite a few prophecies that are so blunt that many stop dead in their tracks in awe. I have seen quite the number of eyes light up when certain facts were shared that were never before known to have been fulfilled and part of history. You can almost see it "click" in their minds when the scales of confusion fall from their eyes. I still get a charge out of that to this day. It always reminds me of how that happened to me some years ago with one particular prophecy. It's the one that speaks of the beast that "was, is not, yet is." Amazingly enough, this one prophecy is about to be fulfilled in its final stage today.
As we know, it has become quite clear that before attempting to decipher prophecy we must always follow the Lord's rule of understanding wherein it is written, "... that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." (2 Peter 1:20) All opinions of prophetic symbolism are nothing more then useless comments not sanctioned by God. The majority of preachers out there need to go back to square one. However, it's a lot easier then most realize because our Heavenly Father actually gives us all the answers! It's like having an open book test. You'll get a "A+" every time! Problem with today's society and all its conveniences and creature comforts is that most people are too lazy to open their bibles. Instead of studying the Word of God themselves, they opt rather to let their pastors and preachers do it for them. They figure since these men went to school to learn the Bible, they'll just trust them to preach to them. After all, most people trust brain surgeons and airplane pilots with their lives, so why not a preacher they believe is called of God to preach His Truth? This is exactly what Satan planned all along when he lured man into forming this type of society we see today. These lazy Christians become pastor echoes instead of Bible echoes who can "...rightly divide the Word of Truth" themselves. (2 Timothy 2:15) It is written in Psalms 111:9 that when it comes to the Lord thy God, "...holy and reverend is his name." If we ignore His Word to allow the teachers and preachers explain His Word, then these men become "holy and reverend" unto us instead of God. It is a common response to the lack of faith in God that causes men to look to man with reverence. They actually look to the creature instead of the Creator as reverend and holy because they truly believe it was man that taught them and not God. Satan designed the teaching institutions of today to do just that! He did this before, he is doing it now. Case in point.. look back for a moment to see the Truth glorified. Who did God call to herald the arrival of His Son as Messiah 2000 years ago? The well learned men of the cloth who were taught by man? Or John the Baptist who was taught by God? Look around.. as prophecied, the exact same thing is happening TODAY!
The churches of today have become entertainment halls and none of them understand Christian prophecy in the slightest. Since they don't understand it, they have no way of warning you or your precious loved ones what the beast if about to do when it comes to the prophecied mark he plans to enforce upon mankind. Prophecy has been so ignored today that what the Bible clearly defines as the mark of the beast is completely missed by all the pastors, preachers, and teachers. They lost sight of the truth, and in so doing, their flock are now blind to it as well. The blind are literally leading the blind to the ditch! You cannot teach what you do not understand. This is why so many are believing in theories, and man's "best guess" theology in prophecy instead of the childishly easy to find Truth as the "open book" of God defines.
2000 years ago when Jesus was coming as Messiah, Satan had them watching for a different Messiah. One with superhuman strength, political prowess, and the stature of a mighty King. He twisted their understanding of the prophetic symbols so much that they also thought Messiah was one that would end Roman rule, bring world peace, and make Israel the capital of the world. Most of the people naturally missed Jesus Christ's humble and well prophecied arrival because they were "taught" by the so called men of the cloth that He would come in a different manner. A manner in which appealed to the flesh rather then the heart.
Ok... Getting back to the prophecy regarding the beast that "was, is not, yet is." This prophecy speaks of how the beast was going to be in power at one time, then loose its power only to regain it again in the end. Once the Lord revealed that to me many years ago as a young seeker, it was amazing how many of the other prophecies started to fall into place so much easier. I found the key, and it was right there before my eyes all along! The infallible Word of God! To this day I consider the prophecy of Revelation 17:8 as my favorite because it was with that particular prophecy that the Lord allowed the Lights to come on for me.
As you may have guessed. I started this Newsletter with this particular prophecy for a reason. It's because of something that is about to happen in Sydney Australia that shines a light on the Present Truth for our day. Prophecies like this have a tendency to grow in strength with each passing day. It's not an everyday run of the mill prophecy wherein that one single event is looked for. It entails three separate events in history. Yes, it has an end result, but it's one that builds in its visibility as the previous events take place.
Many of us are very aware that the Vatican is prophecied to regain her power as she had it during the "great tribulation" Jesus prophecied of when Rome killed over 500 million Christians. And yes, that great trib already happened. The prophetic events that occurred directly AFTER Rome was "mortally wounded" proved this out as fact. The reason most people never heard about it was simply because Rome hid it from the people and used Hitler's atrocities as a smokescreen when the topic would surface as an issue for them. It helped that Rome was also instrumental in controlling the teaching institutions over the years that teach the world's pastors and teachers. They can in no way allow the Truth in history to become common knowledge, so they censored the majority of the preachers that did lay it out. Take Ellen White for example. You could step into any Christian book store to this day and NEVER find a single book from her. This is besides the fact that she was the worlds most prolific female author in earth's history. The facts she lays out in Scripture and documented historic record are far too damaging for Rome so they blackballed her writings to this day. In so doing, all the false preachers and teachers were allowed center stage. Since they didn't understand prophecy like she did, never was the historic facts of the mass killings in the Roman slaughters over that 1260 year reign of terror connected with the prophetic events Jesus laid out in Matthew 24. In any event, it was a feeble attempt of Rome to try and prevent students of prophecy from finding her out because Truth is Truth. You cannot hide such things from those that have their ears tuned properly to God and His Word.
Most people of the world never put 2 and 2 together when they look at a time in history that saw over 83 times more souls killed then Hitler's 6 million. I guess they seem to think that Jesus Christ somehow missed this one, or simply failed to have mentioned in prophecy such an immense time of killing His people ever in the history of mankind. But the Elect know better. This is why the Dragon wants to make war with the Remnant of God. (Revelation 12:17) We have an understanding of prophecy that let's the people know well in advance what the Vatican will do next. Not because we are prophets, because we are not. We simply understand prophecy as the Lord prophecied we would. Many of you reading know exactly what I'm talking about here. It's a lot easier to understand His prophetic utterances if you only apply trust to the study. Isn't it great to see His hand move so bluntly today? We are living in a time that even the angels in Heaven seek to look upon!
In short... Prophecy stated the beast in Rome would rule for 1260 years killing Christians. Prophecy also said the beast in Rome would loose its power to rule and be mortally wounded. Prophecy also said the wound would heal and Rome would again rule and begin to kill as before. What I just shared is a summary of the prophecy from Revelation 17:8 that says...
To better understand this, let me clarify a bit. The beast that "was.. is not.. and yet is.." is understood as follows...
Prophecy confirms that when the Vatican steps into the final stage of the Revelation 17:8 prophecy, the wound initiated by Luther and finalized by Napoleon will then be healed.
It has not healed 100% yet. But it's a LOT closer to that healing them most realize. That is the reason for this Newsletter. Check out the following articles as evidence her wound is in fact healing quite rapidly.
Now I do not approve of handing out condoms to young Catholics at this event or any public gathering, any more then I would condone protesting a homosexual pride parade. Doing so only leads to tempers flaring and incarceration. Approaching people one on one works much better. Just wait until their all done and seek them out one by one. This is the duty of the Christian. You know where they are. They're at your job, school, local stores, jogging trail, bus stop, air port, waiting room, library, mall, etc. If you're too shy, hand them a tract. That's how I started sharing a little over 23 years ago.
It has become clear that Rome now has the power to use civil authorities to prevent Scriptures or even the common man to expose her false doctrines. Keep in mind, they are a mere church, yet they have the power to grant special powers to police to stop people from sharing Scriptural Truth with them. Roman Catholicism's stand on condoms and other strange issues are what they consider church doctrine. So, what they are doing here is no different then what they did many years ago. They are using the STATE to help them in matters of the church. Something Jesus taught specifically against!
This is why we see so much negative talk about the separation of church and State from both the Vatican as well as Vatican friendly politicians. They are forming a global Roman Catholic Government based on Roman Catholic doctrine. Prophecy declares Rome will have her power renewed just as before. The laws of the church will once again become the laws of the land!
In Australia we see them declaring what the Vatican defines as "heresy" to be a CRIME punishable by jail time and a massive fine! This is exactly as they did before they were "wounded." The wound is healing VERY rapidly now as we can see by this show of power!
If you will notice, the only protesting that can and will be generated at a Roman Catholic gathering will be against Roman Catholic doctrine. Common sense, right? It has now become obvious Rome has clearly regained the ability to use the State to once again enforce her religious doctrines. This is how they did it in the past, and this is who they are doing it now. This is also why Rome is a Church and State entity. She knows that in so doing she can use the State to pass doctrine as Law, and vise versa. They literally have the best of both worlds when it comes all the wickedness they contain. Because the church of Christ would never do as Rome does, and the Law of God is in now way similar to the doctrines of Rome.
Can you imagine if any other religions were allowed to get laws passed protecting their doctrines? This is what John Paul II was up to when he went from country to country. He was pushing buttons, dangling carrots, greasing palms, and literally threatening any and all he could to ensure not even the laws of their own land could prevent Roman law from being ignored. This is the main order of business behind the One World Government. The status quo of today just won't cut the mustard anymore. They need to either re-write, or completely dump national constitutions wherein Rome has a free ride on any aspect of her power. In fact, this has been the plan for eons...
No protection will be afforded the Christian when the Vatican's wound is healed 100%. This recent flexing of her muscles down under is just the tip of the iceberg. She has been manipulating the weak kneed politicians for decades in such a way that the Australian authorities was an easy to predict display of Vatican control. Do you recall how Rome flaunted her power in Canada when word got out that some Radio stations were going to speak their piece regarding Rome and what they did to the Native Indian children in Canada in the 1950's and 60's? Remember what happened that time? I do...
Had the Canadian radio announcers been allowed to broadcast the genocidal crimes the Vatican committed against those innocent little kids, no one would have flocked to the Pope's visit, and money would be lost. So the carrot dangled here was a no-brainer for those that invested so much on the Pagan pomp and ceremony.
The Vatican is playing the same role the Pharisees were employed to play 2000 years ago. The Pharisees so hated Jesus and His Truth that they did all they could to snuff it out. When their efforts to close the mouths of Christ and His Apostles failed miserably, and the success of the Truth was becoming more and more apparent, they sought out the governing powers to help them. They used the Roman civil authorities back then to kill Christ and the Apostles. Rome used this same approach during her rampage of 1260 years wherein over 500 million died rejecting Roman Catholic doctrine. Now that her wound is almost healed, she is once again using the civil authorities to stop the Truth from being made known. They know for a fact, as did the Pharisees of old, that their doctrines and their religion is easily proven a cult and considered extremely wicked to the God of creation. They know the Bible we hold exposes them with child like ease. This is why in 1229AD the Vatican's Council at Valencia placed the Bible on the index of forbidden books and anyone with a Bible was killed. Today, anyone with Bible Truths in more then one "Vatican friendly" nation is fined and jailed. Many are also being killed today as well. But not "openly" as Rome desires. It's not acceptable yet to kill the Christians out in the open in most nations. But soon it will be. The 30,000 guillotines on American soil proves this as a prophetic fact.
The Vatican so fears the God we worship and the Truth we embrace that they have no choice but to jump the gun a bit and openly use their "behind closed doors" powers on occasion to get a grip on things. They don't really want to do such grandstanding too early for obvious reasons. Letting the cat out of the bag too early can put too much emphasis on them, and they love to hide in the shadows. However, thanks to their swelling fears, they feel they have no choice from time to time. This puts a feather in our cap because it proves the prophecy we preach is being fulfilled and they hate that because it lends credence to our message when they do as we predicted they would do. This is why the Dragon hates the prophecied Remnant of the now fallen Seventh day Adventist (SDA) seed. We not only know what's going to happen next, we actually do all we can to alert the people the Vatican hopes to control. And yes, the SDA church is in fact Babylon fallen now. This is why the Remnant has stepped up to finish the work. Case in point, does the SDA church alert people of these evil goings on in Rome? Not lately. In fact, most SDA's I come across thank me for the message we preach because it's mysteriously vacant from their churches today. What's worse, the SDA church is actually helping the Vatican evangelize the Roman Catholic faith to the youth of the world, and they are doing so in a VERY public way starting next week.
Can you imagine? The SDA church is declaring they are "...pleased to be part of a positive youth event where youth are encouraged to celebrate and explore their faith." The youth attending are CATHOLIC! The faith they are exploring is Roman Catholicism. Instead of sharing the Present Truth and the Three Angels message with these young Catholics, as is the duty of all Sabbath keeping Prophecy understanding Christian, the SDA church is pleased to help these Catholics explore their Roman Catholic faith!?
Now do you see why the Dragon is no longer making war with the SDA church? They have joined forces! Prophecy did predict the once powerful in Truth SDA church would fall and a Remnant would stand up to finish the work. We here at Presents of God ministry are a small part of that Remnant of God prophecy speaks of. That is why the Truth Provided here is often censored or literally outlawed in some nations.