By Pastor Mike Taylor - http://www.churchofgod-usa.org/1/post/2014/11/rise-of-the-false-prophet.html
13:12 "And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."
In my last message, I explored one of three possibilities of the rise of the One World Church and the Anti-Christ, being a blend of Christianity, found in the Catholic Church and Islam called Chrislam. In this message,I wish to explore one of three possible sources of the Beast power and the false prophet. First, I will deal with the false prophet, as this man will deceive the whole world present, to follow and worship the Anti-Christ. So without this man, the AC would unable to solidify his power base.
As you may recall, I hypothesized that the AC will come from three possible sources, the Roman Catholic Church, Islam and a Caliphate known as the 12th Imam, and the USA and/or it's president (which I will cover next time) with Babylon being either Rome, Mecca, or New York City. Let us consider one of the other major religions and its leader as the false prophet, besides Islam, that being Roman Catholicism and it's papacy.
I have at other times, written about the history of the Catholic Church, mainly the Roman kind, but with current developments and the election of the surprise candidate called Pope Francis, I felt I needed to readdress this "religion" once again based on these new developments. In my a message I did about the "Last Pope", I marveled at how this man just didn't seem to fit the preconceived notions floating in my head and I spoke about it. But new developments and details have been brought to bear, and we need to look at this man once again, a little closer. In the last couple of years, this current Pope has attempted to redefine what the Catholic Church stands for, and what it does not stand for. He has departed from clear theological dogma that has been the foundation of the "Church" located in Rome. Even though they have been a powerful cult of major blend of syncretism of pagan and anti-Christian theology, they have become even more apostate.
Noting all the signs of the times around us, I've wondered when and how will a one world church prophesied in your bible come about?. For over a hundred years, one body has secretly and with stealth promoted a one world religion to draw all religions to the "mother church" and that is the Roman Catholic Church. In the past, they did it violently and with blood. Today, they do it with stealth, cunning, and persuasive words while invading every part of society including education to promote the unity of the faith (sic). They will do it again spilling blood in the Tribulation.
Understand that I have resisted the idea of shining the light on this movement of "another Christ" "instead of Christ" , "or anti-Christ" AKA, the "vicar of Christ" or god on earth known as the pope, in the distant past for personal reasons. But I have a duty to God to call out heresy and evil within any religious organization who labels themselves "Christian". It is our duty and our calling according to Paul in 1st Corinthians chapter 6 and judging wisely. Any organization on earth that puts themselves above God's Word should NOT be tolerated by a born again, (Gospel believing with God's Holy Spirit residing in his/her heart) Christian. We must realize that no man, no church, no organization can assure you of your redemption accept through the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Not the Catholic Church, not sacraments, not Mary, nor the dead saints, not any evangelical/Pentecostal denomination, or any other power on earth or the earth beneath will assure you of a place at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Our Lord will not be replaced with any mere man or leader of a church on the face of the earth. Paul spoke of our personal responsibility for assuring our own salvation, and it is through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior when he wrote in:
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."
Did Paul write that your salvation is through any other means except through the blood of our Savior? Did the apostles of the Lord Jesus speak of it? Did they speak of sacraments, saints dead or alive, of the "virgin Mary" or oral traditions found in a religion that is man-made?...No, as it is not found in the Bible anywhere, accept Jesus saying "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man cometh to the Father, but by ME." John 14:6. So any other way that is professed is simply a LIE. But my brethren, what church organization has promoted these lies for over 1400 years plus, that the only way to God is through their church? Correct, the Roman Catholic Church is that antithesis of things that God ordained through His Son, Jesus Christ. Any aberrancy is of itself, Anti-Christ. The Church is NOT an organization, a denomination, a building, or a set of doctrines. No, the Church is built one born again Christian at a time, into what Jesus said the "gates of Hell will not prevail" against. That is the Church, and it isn't Catholic. Jesus is the head of the body, not the Pope.
ANTI-CHRIST THEOLOGY ABOUNDS
I spoke of stealth in the first part of this commentary message, that one organization has gone fairly silent in recent years directly, but has used deception and the resurgence of its goal of a "one world religion" drawing all religions including the Far East religions of mysticism and pagan worship. Don't believe me? I ask that you read the following article sent to me by a dear brother of my online congregation through the link below, (copy and paste if the link doesn't work)
It's titled "The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church"
In this article, you will see that the agenda of the Catholic church is well and alive through men such as Rick Warren and his cohorts, and the emerging church. Steeped with idolatry and mysticism, they do the bidding of the "mother church" and the secret Jesuit society. You see it on TV.."Come back to the Mother Church"...you mean like One World Church? No, thank you, I gave at the office. I reported in my last message, that the Pope is trying to woo the Protestant churches to come join the Catholic Church. I reported that false teachers such as Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagan, and Benny Hinn have gone totally GA-GA over the idea of joining up with the Catholic Church, as they preach prosperity, not Jesus and Him crucified, much like the Catholic Church preaching a different gospel.
We as Christians must understand that we are not to judge the world, as our Lord and Savior will judge according to His Word, but that does not apply to things that are heretical within our own "Christian" ranks and the preaching of the Kingdom of God by His true church.
1st Corinthians 6:2 "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church."
All one has to do is review the history of the Roman Catholic Church and how it has subverted the Gospel to its own enrichment, the sins of the clergy and the pope, and the continued practice of false doctrine and debauchery that is the modern Roman Catholic Church. Can anyone say "pedophile priest?" just to name one? Some say, "Oh, that was the past, It's not happening today". Oh, really? So you give them a pass with their historical examples of debauchery and murder? How about the recent revelations of abuse of young boys by pedophile priest? Did you realize that pope Benedict moved around pedophile priest to prevent the church paying out money in lawsuits? He basically hid them out and they continued to be priest and child molesters. Is this Christ-like and this is from the supreme Poobah of the religion??? No, you say?
The history of the Catholic Church, from its Rome headquarters, has been one of blood and domination, much like Islam was in its heyday during the Middle Ages. We read of popes who were the most hideous of sinful men that claimed the authority of God Almighty and whosoever disagreed with their edicts were either excommunicated, or worse, slain from a thousand different methods of torture with a thousand knives and executed. Read about their extermination of any protestant religions who just wanted to worship God in their own way. I know that's the past, or is it?
Did you ever wonder why that the Jewish people hate Christianity because of the anti-Semitic persecution/execution by this one denomination in the past 1500 years? But then I'm aghast when I read the modern recent position that the Catholic Church took against helpless Jewish people during WW2 and basically aligning itself with Nazi Germany and blessing their swastika symbol as a symbol to be revered, and/or, feared. The power and domination of the Church in Rome has dwindled in the last 200 years, but if any power arise that seeks domination of the earth, it's a safe bet that the Church in Rome will do it's bidding to be at the table of the power brokers. It's their history and it's their entire focus of a One World Religion headed by one religious authority, called the Vicar of Christ, their "god on earth". In itself, the title is outright blasphemy. The Church in Rome will arise again, but only for a short few years, before she is destroyed in judgment. Mark my word. She is already jockeying for position in world politics over the Israeli/Palestinian question and being a peace maker in the Middle East. Stay tuned as Catholicism will rise again called Chrislam.
TRUE CHRISTIANS MUST BE WARNED
One of the greatest dangers to Christianity today is the deliberate suppression of biblical truth for the sake of unity. The danger intensifies as we see many highly visible and influential Christians are jumping on the Vatican's ecumenical bandwagon. Instead of warning believers that this false unity is the emergence of the "last days" Laodecein apostate church, the evangelicals are embracing and applauding those who are engineering it. Everyday we see ministers, so called shepherds of the flock, misleading people away from the truths of the Bible. They are seldom exposed, except when their sins find them out to the glee of the secular media. Jesus warned of such charlatans that are wolves amongst the sheep.
Matthew 7:15, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
7:16, Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
7:17, Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit."
And Paul when the fledging church was just beginning warned the people in his ministry also, in Acts chapter 20:
20:29, "For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears." Both Jesus our Lord, and Paul the apostle warned us.
It is indeed disturbing to see so many folks that are blinded by the deception that goes on in modern Protestant churches that do the bidding of this "mother church" to draw all religions into one common, all powerful religious state. They have been working steadily at bringing "departed brothers" back into the faith, or the "holy mother church". In the recent past, when Pope John Paul II was alive, he promoted the following:
"In his 1995 encyclical Et Unum Sint, Pope John Paul II said he intends "to promote every suitable initiative...to increase the unity of all Christians until they reach full communion" and "to encourage the efforts of all who work for the cause of unity." The pope's stated desire is "to gather all people and all things into Christ, so as to be for all-an inseparable sacrament of unity... expressed in the common celebration of the Eucharist." During a week of prayer for Christian unity Pope John Paul II said, "I gladly take this opportunity to call the attention of all believers to the ecumenical commitment that marked VC II. The council rightly defined the division among Christians as a scandal. The council Fathers felt the need to beg pardon of God and of their brethren for the sins committed against unity." He asked Catholics "to cultivate an authentic spiritual ecumenism" through the Virgin Mary" [What ? not through the Lord Jesus, oh heaven forbid].
I quote now from an article I read concerning the papacy's sole intent of uniting all religions under one authority, the Church in Rome:
"As we watch the Vatican we can see a seductive strategy for uniting all Christians. They masterfully and deliberately redefine biblical terms to make them more vague, ambiguous and acceptable to both Catholics and Protestants. An example of this is the 1999 Lutheran-Roman Catholic "Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification." In the declaration, Rome uses equivocal and indefinite words to affirm the doctrine of "justification by faith alone" but, at the same time, continues to affirm the anathema's that condemn all who believe this doctrine. We must not be misled. Rome has not changed its position on things that really matter! Instead they take advantage of professing Christians who lack discernment or who are unwilling to contend for "the faith." (The Pope's Push for a One-World Religion by Mike Gendron)
I would go one step further other than making doctrine acceptable to Catholics and Protestants alike. They are wooing all major religions to their altar of servitude. Religions such as Islam (especially Islam), Hinduism, Shintoism, every false-ism and even pagans out there that are a religion to its people and bring them under one big religious tent, with the power of the papacy in supreme control of religious affairs and doctrine.
ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, ONE WORLD RELIGION
We now see a push for a One World government due to global economic upheaval. Many elites are planning the demise of the capitalistic model of free enterprise and promoting a "new world order." How this new system shakes out and what will be the catalyst to making the kings of the earth to demand a one world system, is for prophecy in the near future. The stage is set, the actors are being put in place, and all we need is to light the fuse to send the world into utter chaos, even more so than it already is.
John spoke of this period of time that we are fast drawing down to, known as the "end of days".
Revelation 17:1 "And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters
17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication."
John speaks of a woman, when identified it stands for a religious entity upon the earth. In this case, the woman is a harlot, meaning that she does not serve the true God, but prostitutes herself to false gods and false doctrine and misleads the people into idolatry.
17:3 "So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:"
I submit to you, that through the ages since Jesus was ascended to the right hand of the Father, has no other religious body that calls themselves "Christian" perverted scripture to their own enrichment and their own lust for power. Any encyclopedia will affirm that there is one religious body of paramount whoredom has committed the sins John mentions here...yes, the Roman Catholic Church. They hold to their "traditions" and the edicts of the pope above clear commands of Holy Scripture to promote the power of the church, and debase the authority of God's Holy Word as secondary to their authority. It is blasphemy against the Living God of the most severe.
Revelation 17:5 "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration."
Reader, how many people have been slain in the name of the Roman Catholic Church down through the last 2000 years? Can you say, millions, tens of millions of Jew and Gentile alike? The number and the atrocity of the sins of the Church in Rome must rise like a stench in the nostrils of God. Read your history.
In this chapter of Revelation, John goes onto describe the Beast power that arises during the last 7 years, called Daniel's 70 week. You see how this harlot rides the beast and is joined to its power and uses her influence to support and defend the Beast power and its administration. Look at her attire and dress. She wears purple and scarlet. Could this be a clue to the identity of the whore, the Catholic Church? Finally, when the Beast is done with her, she is destroyed by fire.
17:15 "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled."
In Revelation 17, the Woman is controlling the Beast, bringing about its worship. But, she and the Beast are antagonists competing against each other. Furthermore, she is heavily involved in politics (influencing kings), manufacturing, shipping, craftsmanship, and merchandising
The woman indeed has a relationship with the Beast, but she is not part of the politics, economics, religion, or military of the Beast, at least, not directly. She and the Beast are separate entities, even though both are part of the overall One World system. The Catholic Church has always been part of the Beast, influencing it from within for the last 1700 years and more. Conversely, the woman is portrayed as an external influence, competing with, riding, and at some point exercising control of the Beast.
How this harlot will be destroyed by fire is conjecture on anybody's part, but a nuclear blast would destroy all of Rome and the Vatican estate that resides there. Religion will be deferred to Jerusalem, the seat of the Anti-Christ and his short lived power.
WHAT TIME IS IT?
Many in the Catholic Church hierarchy and the leaders within have reported that after the last pope, Pope Benedict XVI finished his "reign" over the Catholic Church, that the next pope would be an apostate. From Wikipedia, we read about what is said about this last pope. I wrote a message about the prophecy of St. Malachy and was little puzzled about the selection of this pope...one called Francis....It was predicted it would be possibly several other men and that the new pope would take the name Pius....I wondered "Is this the pope we were looking for, the False Prophet?" But in investigating this man further and settling down to who this man is, at first I thought, he looks so grandfatherly, so humble, and he's definitely OLD. How could he be the prophesied "false prophet". That is until I had several member of the congregation online email me from all over the planet filling me in about this man and supplying information about his past.
1. His given surname is Peitro "peter"
2. His family immigrated to Argentina from Italy, hence he's Roman
3. The most disturbing, he has long been a member of the Society of Jesus, Jesuits.
4. The author's of Petrus Romanus that I read about this theory agrees that his pedigree fits, Peter the Roman.
From Wikipedia online:
"Bergoglio studied at the archdiocesan seminary Inmaculada Concepción in Villa Devoto,Buenos Aires City, and after three years entered the Society of Jesus on 11 March 1958.
Father Bergoglio completed his final stage of spiritual formation as a Jesuit, tertianship, atAlcalá de Henares, Spain, and took his perpetual vows in the Society of Jesus on 22 April 1973. He was named Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina on 31 July 1973 and served until 1979. After the completion of his term of office, in 1980 he was named the rector of the seminary in San Miguel (it is unclear which one), and served in that capacity until 1986. He spent several months at the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt, Germany, while considering possible dissertationtopics, before returning to Argentina to serve as a confessor and spiritual director to the Jesuit community in Córdoba. "
Now noting the above quote and their determination to make all religions bow to the pope, under any means at their disposal should give each of us pause. Again, I am reminded of the verse in Revelation 13, concerning his demeanor and first impression:
Revelation 13:11 "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."
As mentioned in my previous messages, don't be fooled by the man's demeanor and his seemly grandfatherly façade while speaking words that soothe and even salting it with the name Jesus. No, look at his actions and if they are in line with scripture, because if he be the man, then he will say words you want to hear, but "metaphorically" crossing his fingers behind his back. Just review his latest homily messages on homosexuality and same sex marriage. Or how about when he says that there are many ways to get to heaven? Just be good, he says?? Meaning, he means nothing he says, but to deceive. Using his Jesuit upbringing in this church, he will demand conformity. He will deceive any and all who are primed for a one world religion. I don't believe as my mother believed, that the Pope will be the Anti-Christ, but I believe he may well be the false prophet, or a player in ruling of the one world religion during Daniel's 70th week, called the Tribulation.
I warn every truly converted Christian man or woman, to make yourself familiar with the commands of scripture. Be an informed Berean. As mentioned in Acts,
17:10 "And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
If a Christian takes it upon himself to read his bible, he will not be deceived with "traditions of the church" or any doctrine that is contrary to the Word of God. I beseech each and every one of you to put on the whole armor of God, as the spirit world is growing more active with each passing day. Ephesians chapter 6:
6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"
I pray for my brother, (a converted atheist to Catholicism) who puts his trust in an organization, and not his Lord and Savior to keep him on the straight and narrow path that leads to life. When this world approaches the tribulation, I would pray that each of you, including my brother, would take the Word of God in hand and search its pages to find if these things be true.
I spoke earlier of a catalyst, a fuse that would ignite the call for a One World Government, and a One World Religion. Everything is in place, as the actors are stage left and stage right and are ready to begin their short act of the last seven years of mankind's attempt to govern himself. What might that catalyst be? If suddenly upwards of a billion people plus (a theoretical number) suddenly vanish off the surface of this planet, such an economic collapse that we only envision will happen at warp speed. The call for calm and a ruling body to restore order will be set in motion almost immediately to prevent anarchy and chaos. I believe that the removal of the church saints from this earth, to meet Jesus in the air, will be the most catastrophic event to come to this planet apart from the beginning of His actual 1000 year reign beginning with the War of Armegeddon. It will precipitate wars in the Middle East and the whole planet will be cast in utter darkness, as God's Holy Spirit has been withdrawn right along with those billion people that suddenly vanish. Men will search for answers, reasons, and to be comforted that all is well. It is said that the one thing that would unite this world into one solid unit is an "ALIEN INVASION" from another planet. Hence, they will explain it away.
Enter stage right, the One World Government, and enter stage left, the beginning of the One World Religion headed by the False Prophet and the Roman Catholic Church joining the nation of Islam to form Chrislam, in that order. Hold onto your seat, my brother, as the ride could get real bumpy before the Father says, "It is enough. Go get my children".
The end is near, the world will implode into chaos and anarchy will rise in the Anti-Christ and his prophet, the False Prophet, but salvation is also near, if you believe these truths:
John chapter 3:
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Jesus will come soon, and He promised us that someday He will cry with a loud voice, "Come up here".
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
MARANATHA, SO COME LORD JESUS!!
This is Pastor Mike Taylor praying God's love in your life. If there is anything I can help you with, pray with about, or just listen, drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless you till we meet at Jesus feet.