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Increase Your Faith...Know the Signs of the Times

November-December '08

Presidential    Election    of     Barack Obama Does  Not  Change Prophetic  Outlook     for    the    United    States  


The recent election of Barack Obama in the U.S. will not alter, but rather accelerate the further decline and eventual demise of the United States. The articulate young Senator was carefully packaged as a sort of  Messiah with few imperfections with no mention of  clandestine parties that financed his exclusive education at Harvard University (these records are sealed). Or,  how he accumulated his wealth through insider trades to purchase a multi-million dollar home, or how his future was carefully planned for someone who was a complete unknown and obscure nobody. For someone who was running for President on the issue for "change," there will certainly be no lack of it as unemployment will continue to accelerate as the Big Three Automakers and large U.S. retailers sink into bankruptcy woes because of more economic decline...yet, there may be more "change"  in store that the American Public had in mind. 

 > I have no opinion of Barack Obama, but I will cite one from a British journalist who said : "You have to pinch yourself - Obama is a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been, in turn, funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, and is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it's considered impolite to say so." - Melanie Philips, The Spectator ( UK ) October 14, 2008.


                    " Girding Loins ? "

But what is alarming in the immediate future for Americans, is what his own  Vice-President elect, Joseph Biden recently told supporters to "Gird Your Loins," a sort of Biblical admonition that further troubles are planned for the United States. Mr. Biden,  guaranteed that  Obama,  will be tested by an
international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.


< The U.S. Flag shown, flying upside down, which means in flag etiquette, that the Nation is in "distress." ...Has that time come ?


"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John F. Kennedy. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test this guy." Not only will the next administration have to deal with foreign affairs issues, Biden warned, but also with the current economic crisis.

"Gird your loins," Biden told the crowd. " This president,  is gonna be left with the most significant task. This is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy. We're going have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you're going to have to reinforce us."

David Meyer wrote that  in March 2008, a rare "closed door" session was held by the United States House of Representatives. It was only the fourth time in the history of the United States that the House of Representatives closed the doors and met in absolute secrecy. Such meetings are secret from American citizens and forbidden to be discussed publicly by law. 

 Several of the Representatives, however, were so furious and concerned about the future of the country that they began leaking info. Here are some of the things that were reportedly leaked out regarding the secret meeting: Discussion regarding a possible collapse of the U.S. economy to occur by September 2008. (This is exactly what nearly happened, as the U.S. Government staved off this threat by guaranteeing banks up to $800+ billion dollars in emergency funds). In addition to this, according to Meyer,  is a possible  collapse of the U.S. Government finances by February 2009  and  the possibility of Civil War inside the United States as a result of the collapse (remember Congressmen were warned that if they did not vote for this emergency funding, that martial law would occur !) To avoid this civil unrest,  advance round-ups of "insurgent U.S. citizens" likely to move against the government could be detained at "REX 84" prison camps that have been constructed throughout the United States in the last 20 years. These round-ups, according to Mr. Meyer, will pre-empt the  possibility of public retaliation against members of Congress for these collapses. The U.S. citizen will be then told that to avoid civil unrest and to insure further economic security that  the necessary and unavoidable merger of the United States with Canada and Mexico must occur, and that the issuance of a new currency called the AMERO for all three nations will be an economic solution.

When I read of Biden's remarks, the emergence of the "Amero"  occurred to me, as Biden elaborated some on the economic crisis. While of course, there is no proof of what was discussed behind closed doors publicly in the U.S. Congress, this information certainly makes sense in the light of the financial manipulations that are going on.


 What does this mean in regard to " End Time "  or  " Last Days "  Bible Prophecy ?


It shows that the U.S. is in steady decline, and now is in economic demise to the degree as  to surrender its sovereignty to an economic super-state called the North American Union. The NAU has been part of clandestine negotiations since 2005, when  the President of the United States, the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met in Texas for the creation of the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (SPP), unbeknownst  to  American  citizenry. The model for this is the European Union, with its corresponding currency, the Euro.  While  the U.S.  would, supposedly, remain as a country, increasingly, its interests would be subordinate to a North American Union court and parliamentary body and the dollar would become the "Amero." This will ensure that the United States will eventually lose its status as a SuperPower and be roughly equal to its trading partners of Mexico and Canada. This would then give Russia the opportunity to be the chief, or leading power in the World, consistent with Bible prophecy.

 > Noted coin designer Daniel Carr and his  version of the proposed North American Union currency, the "Amero." The "Rich Men" are  intentionally planning to bankrupt the U.S. as to panic its public into embracing the North American Union.



> Lucifer's Lodge : Satanic Ritual Abuse in the Catholic Church by William Kennedy, details the Pedophile problem in the Catholic Church and links these scandals to Frankists who have infiltrated the highest echelons of the Catholic Church. Frankists have also infiltrated the highest levels in commerce, media, religion, and government,  especially in the United States.  The Frankists and the Illuminati, among other esoteric groups, represent  what is called the "Rich Men" in the Bible because  of their great wealth. This phenomenon of the "Rich Men" is revealed in the "End Times of the Last Days" (roughly a period from 1967 to present) . The Roman Catholic Church directly pressured the formation of this cabal by persecuting Jews in the Middle Ages and beyond, particularly in the Spanish Inquisition, by forcing them to accept Catholic Christianity. These Jewish "Conversos," or "Marrano" Jews, among whom are the Rockefeller Family and Jacob Weishaupt, a Catholic Jewish Theologian (who was commissioned to create the Illuminati cabal), and the followers of Jacob Frank, now in turn, exhibit clandestine control in, and collaboration with,  the Catholic Church.


Roman   Catholic    Pope     Benedict   Attacks  "Love  of  Money,  Power."


 In what must be one of the greatest ironic and oxymoronic statements ever uttered,  Pope Benedict  condemned the "love of money.. and power" before over a quarter of a million followers in Paris, France recently.

 > The Pope facing over 250,000 French Catholic  followers in Paris in which he decried "the love of money and power." Evidently, among other things,  Pope Benedict displays a   dissociative personality disorder (a dissociative personality is someone who regularly professes one thing and completely practices the opposite in a highly efficient manner) and/or he hasn't read many history books regarding the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church. The pomp and splendor of the Papal office were on full display... the only thing lacking was the Pope passing the  "collection plate" to relieve the masses of their "love of money" and to extend Papal "power" into their pockets to further support the world's largest pedophile crime ring... the Catholic Priesthood...

 According to an evaluation made in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank in the United States, the American Catholic Church owns nearly a billion dollars of real estate, businesses, stocks, bonds, and joint ventures. This is an somewhat low figure, considering how much the American Catholic Church has paid out double that amount in legal fees and legal settlements for damages suffered by youthful church members at the hands of sexually deviate priests, just in the United States. Actually, according to United Nations World Magazine, "The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. She is a greater possessor of material riches than any other single institution, corporation, bank, giant trust, government or state of the whole globe. The pope, as the visible ruler of this immense amassment of wealth, is consequently the richest individual of the twentieth century. No one can realistically assess how much he is worth in terms of billions of dollars." 


< The Golden Pope: There is hardly anyone that wishes to estimate Vatican wealth for fear of offending. However, it has to be in the Trillions of dollars ...not Billions ! .... The America Catholic Church itself, has paid out $2 billion in sexual abuse costs since 1950 and last year alone in  2007, the  Roman Catholic Church  spent $615 million dollars in sex abuse settlements (it appears that these costs are increasing and not going away).... Yet, the Pope is still jet-setting around the globe with his megalomanic "messages to mankind" as self-appointed Vicar of Christ, sparing no expense. It is apparent  that the Catholic Church can afford this kind of legal settlements after all, since their wealth is seen to be immense, without authorizing anymore raffle contests, "Vegas Nights,"  and bingo games at the local church parish. 


     How Does This Relate To Prophecy?

Well, alright, the Pope despite his pathological hypocrisy, is lecturing common people on the "love of money," while his institution is worth, perhaps, trillions of dollars: but  what does this have  to do with the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy ?

The Bible prophesies of such a figure or personage. The Apostle Paul described "a man of sin... the son of Perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he, as God, sits in a temple of God, showing that he, himself, is God"  (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4. Daniel describes this figure and personage as a ..."Horn that had eyes, and a mouth that speaks very great things...the same..made war with the Saints, and prevailed against them...For He shall speak great things against the Most High..." (Daniel 7:20b-21,25). The Apostle John describes this same personage in which ..."was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies...and he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God...and to make war with the Saints..." (Revelation 13:5-7a). 

These three men of the Bible are speaking of the same phenomenon of a personage heading a "beast" power. In Bible Prophecy, a "beast" symbolizes a "kingdom, global  power, empire,  or an institutionalized entity." Does the Catholic Church and her line of personages called the "Popes" qualify of these designations in the Bible ?

Let us examine the "claims," or "speaking great things," of the Roman Church that emerged from the Roman Empire of yesteryear:

""The Catholic Church is the ONLY organization authorized by God to teach religious truth and to conduct public religious worship."

"The eternal salvation of any out of the true church of Christ is not even to be hoped for."

"It is necessary even in the present day that the Catholic religion shall be held as the ONLY religion of the STATE, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship.'"  - All three of these quotations are from Pope Pius IX, from his "Syllabus of Errors."

And from Pope Pius X:

" The Lord God no longer reigns; He has resigned ALL power to the Pope."

" The Pope is not ONLY the representative of Jesus Christ, but HE IS JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF HIDDEN UNDER THE VEIL OF THE FLESH ! Does the Pope SPEAK ? It is Jesus Christ who SPEAKS...."

"So that when the Pope SPEAKS we have no business to examine. WE NEED ONLY TO OBEY. We have no right to criticize his decisions or to discuss his commands."

And the Council of Trent weighs in with this :

"The Pope has all power on earth...All temporal power is his; the dominion and government of the whole earth is his by divine right. All Rulers of the earth are his subjects and MUST submit to him." And finally, from Father Lucii Ferraris:

"The Pope is of so great a DIGNITY and so EXALTED that he is not a mere man, BUT AS IT WERE GOD,...The Pope is as it were, GOD ON EARTH..."

 > The Pope as told of by Paul the Apostle that "..He is like God sitting in a Temple of God...as if he were God."  As shown by the comments above, and throughout the history of the Papacy, the Popes have always "spoke great things," and have uttered "blasphemies" in claiming to be  as God and speak as God,  even declaring infallibility, or incapable of error, thus making themselves even as Christ, or God.  It is evident that the Papacy is the personage that the Bible refers to, as the "man of sin," or AntiChrist of the Scriptures, as every Protestant Reformer, Luther, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Knox, Zwingli, Wesley and Spurgeon has confirmed.

Nor is the current pedophile scandal anything new regarding the  Catholic Church as sexual immorality has been going on throughout its history, as witnessed as follows:

> In the ninth century A.D., the council of Aix-la-Chapelle complained that many nunneries were brothels rather than houses of God, and decreed that fornication among nuns was so prevalent that nunneries should be built with "no dark corners in which scandals may be perpetrated out of view" (Emmett McLoughlin's Crime and Immorality in the Catholic Church, p. 119, New York Lyle Stuart, 1964).

> During the Council of Trent, assembled Cardinals and Bishops were told that "96% of all priests were either married or had concubines" (ibid, p.124).

> Pope Gregory X, at the second Council of Lyons, told Cardinals and Bishops "that because of their immorality they were the ruin of the world" (ibid, p.122). 

Thus, every time the Pope speaks "great things," Bible Prophecy is being fulfilled by such actions, and shows that the Antichrist is not some futuristic figure, but a present one that has been manifest already for over 1200 years.

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