That is, all the events we have been watching accumulate for some time now cannot be the mere machinations of Rome herself to make things LOOK like the end is near, as I've heard opined. Whatever they can engineer to make the next Pope appear to be the last according to the Malachy prophecy of Peter the Roman couldn't succeed unless the whole world stage were set, as it certainly seems to be, for the appearance of the final Antichrist, and how much of THAT could they have engineered. (Yeah, some).
Yes I've come to accept that there are human conspiracies going on where I would not have suspected them until I started following Chris Pinto's very convincing presentations in his films and radio shows, but Rome must be as much a puppet moved by supernatural forces as everything else in this world is. The final Pope is most likely going to be THE Antichrist Puppet whether the next one is the final one or not. But the timing is SO ripe it can't be long now (...can it?) If it isn't this next one it has to be the one after... The world is groaning, how much more time could there possibly be?
Whatever human invention comes up with to stage some kind of last days fakery, whatever role human conniving might have played in bringing the world to this point of horror, the breakdown of all morality, the stalking of alien and inhumane ideologies through what once was "Christendom," whatever plots may manifest in murderous expression with a fake Armageddon, a third world war, this CAN'T be just the prelude to another failed attempt to establish the Holy Roman Empire, it has to be The Finale. The REAL Finale, the REAL Last Days. It has to be.
It may take a lot longer than we're able to imagine for it to play out (the thought is indescribably wearying), but I don't see how there could be any more wars after the next one, any more Antichrists after the next one, any more Inquisitions/Holocausts after the next one.... If we aren't in the very last of the Last Days I don't think I want to see even the beginnings of the real end to follow (fortunately for me that's not likely anyway, but I also wouldn't wish it on the next generation either).
Some say this is an exciting time for a Christian to live in, and I said it myself a few years back on this very blog, and of course it's true that to watch Biblical prophecy play itself out is a great privilege, but then why am I crying my eyes out all the time these days? I can't stand much more of it, I want it to be over, or I want to leave before it gets started. Watching the world fall more deeply under the power of Satan is NOT fun. Watching the churches fragment and veer off into false doctrine is NOT fun. Watching "Christendom" go to the demons is NOT fun. Watching good replace evil and evil replace good in the news almost minute by minute any more is NOT fun. It's heartbreaking.
America is under God's judgment and the only remedy is national repentance, or at least the repentance of the churches. Christians should all repent for all the churches, all the bodies that call themselves by the Lord's name, the apostate churches, those that have rejected parts of His word, those that have twisted His word. Although we may not personally share in their sins we have enough of our own to repent of anyway, and as a corporate body we do share in them. Daniel confessed the sins of Israel as his own although he personally had no such guilt. He knew himself to be a member of the corporate body of the people of Israel and guilty along with them and he hoped for corporate repentance and turning back to God so that God's judgment would be lifted from them.
I know there are Christians praying, there are churches praying, and Jonathan Cahn's book has had some impact toward a spirit of repentance.
But this can't be an ecumenical effort, and it worries me when I hear about Cahn's involvement with nonChristians in his zeal to get out his message. It doesn't matter how solid his gospel message might be if it's compromised by joining with those who appeal to false gods along with the true God.
It also worries me when ANY Christian ministry or leader, or any Christian for that matter, talks about Catholicism as if it were Christian. There are plenty of good Catholics out there who have admirable conservative politics but they need their eyes opened to the nature of the organization they belong to and how can we pray with them if they remain attached to it?
Was God pleased when Israel prayed both to Himself and to Molech? All that does is dig the nation's grave deeper.
There are signs of mercy and hope in all this though. There are some intelligent and godly voices getting a hearing. Listen to Dr. Ben Carson's speech at the recent prayer breakfast in Washington for instance, and the interview with him by Sean Hannity which is also at You Tube. There's some hope in the recent revelations of conspiracies that keep coming out, that I get mostly from Chris Pinto, such as Charlotte Iserbyt's whistleblowing on the propagandizing of our children through the schools that I recently posted on, the possibility such exposures might wake up more Americans -- not a LOT of hope since it's so little so late, but hope anyway. And there's hope in the rumblings of anger at Obama's high-handed moves to take away our guns, and hope in the interview with Garrow I recently posted -- people are paying attention.
But the bottom line is still that the nation has turned away from God and all this is being permitted as God's judgment for that. The bottom line is still that there needs to be repentance if we are to have any real hope of saving the nation.
A real Reformation, a real revival, a pushing back of the darkness and the deception for some protracted period? I still try to hope.
Meanwhile I just cry a lot and pray a lot.
Psa 80:3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.Psa 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?Psa 80:5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.Psa 80:6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.Psa 80:7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.Psa 80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.Psa 80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.Psa 85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.Psa 85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?Psa 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?Psa 85:7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.