Earlier we saw that we are expecting an engineered nuclear war in the Middle East, at seal 6. The UN will probably come in an enforce peace, and Jerusalem will be made into an “international city.” The temple mount will likely be given to the pope, with orders to establish an interfaith temple, with the outer courtyard open to all religions. According to this scenario, Israel’s borders may also be opened up for immigration to all faiths at that time. If so, there may be an early ingathering (for those who choose to go to Israel at that time).
Mussolini created the Vatican in 1929, patterning it after the old city of Jerusalem. Some see the Vatican as the pope’s “temple.” Inside this temple, the pope sits on a throne; and Catholic doctrine is that the pope is infallible when he sits on his throne.
Revelation makes it clear that we should only prostrate ourselves in worship to Elohim.
Hitgalut (Revelation) Revelation 22:8-9
8 Now I, Yochanan, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the messenger who showed me these things.
9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship Elohim.”
However, Catholic priests prostrate themselves to the pope in reverence and worship (worth-ship).
If we should only prostrate ourselves to Elohim, then for men to prostrate themselves to the pope is to treat him as Elohim. Many believe all this serves as a minor fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, which tells us that there will be a man of sin (i.e., a man of lawlessness) who will sit in a temple of Elohim, as Elohim, while pretending to be Elohim.
Thessaloniqim Bet (2 Thessalonians) 2:3-4
3 Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that Day will not come unless first comes the falling away, and the Man of Sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
4 the one opposing and exalting himself over everything being called Elohim, or object of worship, so as for him to sit in the temple of Elohim as Elohim, showing himself that he is Elohim.
If the pope presently provides a minor fulfillment of this passage, he can give us a major fulfillment if he moves his throne to Jerusalem. From 1978 to 2006, Pope John Paul II put the papal throne away (along with the claim of papal infallibility), to improve relations with other religions. Pope Benedict later re-introduced the papal throne (and the claim to papal infallibility).
Scripture can remain silent for hundreds of years, while the stage is prepared for action. Today (2014) the four horses have been loose for hundreds of years, getting the world ready a nuclear crisis at seal 6. When seal 6 is opened and the nuclear war takes place, the UN can take control of the Middle East fairly easily. The pope can also occupy the Dome of the Rock (on the temple mount) without difficulty, because it also is patterned after the Temple of Jupiter Stator (i.e., Satan). In the pictures that follow, Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is on the top left, and the Dome of the Rock is bottom left. Notice these both share the same cupola (breast-like structure) with the nipple-like protrusion on top as the Temple of Jupiter Stator (Satan). [Note: the picture on the right is a facsimile copy of I Quattro Libri dellArchitettura by Palladio, published in 1570.]
The pope went to the temple mount in 2005, and met with Islamic leaders inside the Dome of the Rock. Could it be that they discussed where to place the pope’s throne?
These are the remains of an altar to the sun-god Zeus (which is another name for Satan). This throne used to sit in Pergamos (now in Turkey).
We give more details in “Satan’s Throne and the Eighth King,” but notice how the rock inside the Dome of the Rock has the same basic horseshoe shape. It would not take long to build a horseshoe-shaped throne here.
According to our studies, the tribulation is expected to be seven years long, based on Daniel 9.
25 “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.
26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come (Titus) Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”
It is clear that Yeshua fulfills verse 25. He also fulfills the first part of verse 26, in that He was cut off, but not for Himself. The prince to come was probably the Roman General Titus, who destroyed the city and the sanctuary in 70 CE. However, from that point forward this passage may turn into a future fulfillment, as there was no “flood” in the first century, either literal or spiritual. However, later we will see that there will be a “spiritual flood” after trumpet 7, when the cups of wrath are poured out. The consummation refers to the wedding feast, which as we will see later is also the battle of Har Megiddo (Armageddon), when Yeshua returns to take His bride (i.e., the consummation).
We will explain this passage in more detail throughout the remainder of this book. It is clear that Yeshua fulfills verse 25. He also fulfills the first part of verse 26, in that He was cut off, but not for Himself. However, the prince to come was probably the Roman General Titus, who destroyed the city and the sanctuary in 70 CE. However, from that point forward this passage turns into a future fulfillment, as there was no “flood” in the first century, either literal or spiritual. Later we will see that there will be a “flood” when the cups of wrath are poured out, after trumpet 7. The consummation refers to the wedding feast, which as we will see later takes place at Armageddon, when Yeshua takes His bride (i.e., the consummation).
Some tell us that Yeshua fulfilled verse 27, in that He established a covenant with many. However, the issue here is that the covenant Yeshua confirmed lasts longer than one week. Instead, this may refer to a 7 year tribulation period that will be confirmed by the anti-messiah. It is expected that in the middle of the week the anti-messiah will bring an end to the sacrifice and offering, while one who makes desolate (perhaps the Islamic Mahdi) will be “on the wing of abominations” (referring to the abominable temple), which makes Yahweh’s worship desolate.
There are many evidences that Catholics and Muslims are coming together. In November 2010 a group of sixty Catholic, Christian, and Muslim leaders met in Geneva, Switzerland, to “call for the formation of a joint working group which can be mobilized whenever a crisis threatens to arise in which Christians and Muslims find themselves in conflict.” They officially agreed on several key points:
1. The Land of Israel is “occupied” by Zionist Jews and needs to be liberated.
2. Both Roman Catholicism and Islam are part of “God’s” (read: Satan’s) plan of saving mankind, since both represent the children of Abraham.
3. All religions express some truths about Elohim, and need to be included to make an [sic] fulfilled picture of the creator.
4. “Jesus” is the son of Mary.
5. World peace will first flow out from Jerusalem when the three present main religions are able to live in peace, and come together as one voice and offer Elohim interfaith prayers.
Further, paragraph 841 of the Catholic Catechism (dogma) officially recognizes the Muslims as being a people included in the plan of salvation, despite the fact that they reject Yeshua.
841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”
Our Jewish brothers also belong to the globalist plan. Below, Orthodox Jewish Grand Rabbis Yona Metzger (Ashkenazi) and Shlomo Amar (Sephardic) proposed a new “United Nations of religion” to the pope in 2004. This is the anti-Yeshua temple people are helping to bring about when they support Orthodox organizations such as the Temple Institute.
When there is a nuclear exchange in the Middle East, most Jews, Christians, and Muslims will compromise on their faiths, if it promises to avoid any further nuclear war. The UN will endorse a one world religion, led by the pope, saying it will bring peace (that is no peace).
The pope will then establish an interfaith temple, with the outer courtyard open to the gentiles.
It may be that the nuclear crisis at seal 6 will be limited, or it may be a full-blown nuclear war (as predicted in Albert Pike’s letters). Either way, it should serve to propel the people toward a one world government, which will also set the stage for the tribulation to play out. However, before we talk about the tribulation, first we need to talk about the 144,000.
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