Monday, December 12, 2011

A Prophetic study of the Seven heads of Revelation 17.

I was born two days after JFK was assassinated in 1963. I was raised in, but never fully accepted Catholicism, because even to my undisciplined mind the whole institution appeared corrupt. Every time I went to Mass it felt carnal and too corrupt to really be an institution of a righteous God. As a child I knew God is real and had faith that the Bible is the truth but when I became of age I had too many unanswered questions. The only thing I knew was that I didn't want to be a Catholic so I disavowed my Catholic Confirmation and became an undisciplined seeker for truth.

 In 1995 I was on stage in a rock band in front of thousands of people when I was brought through a 'Road to Emmaus' experience. God earnestly called me from my life of abandon saying "why do you kick against the pricks?" After coming home from that concert I locked myself in my apartment and began to prayerfully read scripture. I soon realized that as long as I stayed focused on the word of God there was peace and safety there and I did not crave the things of the world. I realized on the sixth day of the fast that God was opening my understanding and filling me with good questions that I longed for an answer to, then He answered those questions. There was an intimacy that I had experienced on a limited level as a child in prayer, but when I read through the Old Testament in 6 days I really began to understand the importance of faith in God's role in creation.

Reaching Matthew chapter 12 on the seventh day of the fast in verse 8 I read "for the Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath day" and light surrounded those words and filled my thoughts. I could literally feel the Holy Spirit connect neural pathways in my mind and I heard the Still Small voice say "this will lead you home to me". My IQ jumped and from that day I could understand things I never knew before. This happened on a Saturday and with the earnestness of looking for a long-lost family that I didn't even know existed I immediately sought to find a Sabbath keeping church. As I looked through the Yellow Pages I was directed in the Spirit to not call the Jewish Sabbath keepers, but the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

God led me to fast, pray, and read the Bible for seven days and on the seventh day of the fast with no man's intervention He led me to both the Seventh Day Sabbath and the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Telling this experience to a brother the next Sabbath in my new-found SDA church amazed he asked "have you read any of the writings of E.G. White yet", and I said "no". Then he showed me in Early Writings this dream just like my vision about light circling the Sabbath Commandment in heaven...
"Jesus raised the cover of the ark, and I beheld the tables of stone on which the Ten Commandments were written. I was amazed as I saw the fourth commandment in the very center of the ten precepts with a soft halo of light encircling it. Said the angel, “It is the only one of the ten which defines the living God who created the heavens and the earth and all things that are therein.” {CET 85.5}
 The connection between seeing light encircle the words "Lord of the Sabbath" at the end of my 7 day fast and this vision of Ellen White seeing a soft light encircling the Sabbath commandment thrilled me, because it proved that what I had been so amazingly shown about the hallowed ground of the Sabbath was not a private interpretation of scripture. My vision was proven by someone else's vision. God used it to show me that there is a whole movement of people on the same doctrinal path as He led me; led by the same Spirit which illuminated these things for me. God sent proof of His will by leading me to a writing inspired through His servant Ellen White over a 100 years before. This has become an established pattern in my walk of faith. It has been a great tool in prayerful communication with God ever since. He establishes communication through His Spirit of Prophecy and it is faithful because He never contradicts Himself.

 A few days after the fast I started having Holy dreams.

 My first inspired dream encompassed my whole walk of faith from beginning to end. I was on board a train heading south to the edge of a huge abyss, about to go over the cliff into perdition, the end of this world. I got off the starboard side of the train while it was moving and went on a journey to the west until there was but a sliver of the sun detectable over the horizon. I was walking through a field full of wheat and heard the words "the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few". And then I woke up.

 (There was much more to this dream that has all come true, and although I do share this dream in it's entirety upon request this is all that is needed for this blog. Let it suffice to say that everything in the dream has or is coming true.)

  The next Sabbath, after hearing my dream, my SDA brother again showed me a dream just like mine from the Lord's servant about a train heading with lightning speed to perdition. The Spirit of Prophecy began to show me that getting off the train in the dream obviously pointed to my conversion, and the letting go of false doctrines, which were orchestrated by Satan to deceive the masses; including believing in Sunday as the Lord's day, and men becoming ghosts when we die. This dream of Mrs White's that he showed me from Early Writings is in the middle of a chapter about demons appearing as the ghosts of dead men. The similarities again proved to my heart that God had given me the dream, and later drew my attention to analyze this dream of Ellen White's in detail to prove the inspiration He gave me to others (as seen later in the chapter called 'Satan appearing as an angel of light'). Years later this first dream connected so much of what God has shown me since.

 The same Spirit that led me to the Sabbath had lead me to the writings of Ellen White, whose writings are in perfect harmony with what God had been teaching me during my week long fast. The church who kept the weekly Sabbath just as God was telling me to do also had a prophet who had visions and dreams exactly like my God was teaching me. This experience taught me the signature of God, His voice, which cannot be counterfeited. He never contradicts what is written in scripture or the Spirit of Prophecy, and He always leads me to repentance, and empowers me to accept forgiveness, permitting me to overcome sin in the light of the blessing.

  I was a full blown alcoholic before the fast, but after being lead to repent
 God immediately gave me victory over alcohol, and I have not touched even one drop since, and do not even crave it. I found refuge in the words of God and He empowered the words to come alive in my heart. This experience increased the measure of faith that He had already given me to know to go to the bible to find peace. Then the faith I exhibited in believing God's word was amplified by following these words of truth. After finding this hidden treasure inspiration led me on a journey of discovery for more treasure and I was rewarded by visions, dreams and powerful answers to prayer in perfect truth beyond what I had already been shown.

Twelve Years later...

 While in conversation with my friend Michelle we prayed for light from God on the prophecy of the seven heads of the beast of Rev 17. We discussed every concept that we had heard of on the issue and how no one seems to agree, and then in a perfectly inspired manner she said "some people believe these seven kings of Rev 17 are the seven last popes" and those words were etched on my heart like lightning by the Holy Spirit in a 'finding the missing piece to the puzzle' type discovery. Then after our long conversation, while praying for more understanding wanting to know the meaning of the 'eighth' of Revelations prophecy, I heard the Still Small voice say "the eighth is Satan appearing as an angel of light". This was the only statement I heard directly from God on this issue at the time but it perfectly tied many other prophecies which He had exposed for me in the 12 years prior to that day. Since then God has many times illustrated through evidence that it was He who led me to this discovery.

 At the same time as hearing God say "the eighth is Satan appearing as an angel of light" the Spirit of Remembrance brought prophecies and scriptures to mind. God reminded me of Mrs White's Early Writings vision of the train heading with lightning speed to perdition, how in her vision the angel told her that the conductor of the train (who is a "stately fair person that the whole world looks up to in reverence") is "Satan appearing as an angel of light". Also Revelation 17 came to mind at that exact moment because the eighth king leads the world to 'perdition'. That unction tied the prophecy of Revelation 17 together with her vision and my dream. The main connection to these prophecies and my dream was in the image of the train heading to 'perdition'. The dream I had of getting off a train heading to a huge abyss connects to the Early Writings prophecy of the train heading with lightning speed to "perdition" and this connects to the eighth king leading the world to "perdition". All in a fraction of a second this came to my mind.

The most difficult aspect of understanding the meaning of the fulfillment of these prophecies is in the fact that Satan, appearing as an angel of light, appears as a "stately fair person that the whole world looks up to in reverence". This is a vital element to understanding what I was shown so please keep that in mind while pursuing understanding on this subject.

I have made mistakes in trying to interpret all the variables of this prophecy, but I have never claimed that any of those errors were given by God. The errors were in consequence to the unfulfilled elements of the prophecies at the time. God reveals the meanings in His time, proving his word in the fulfillment, but He has awakened me to witness the fulfillment and share all the information I have learned in the pursuit of the full meaning.

Concerning the meaning of the seven headed ten horned beast in Revelation 17 many different denominations believe that the seven heads of this beast are seven world empires beginning with ancient Babylon and ending with the United States of America. The majority of Christian denominations have some kind of variant of this understanding but how can one of the heads, also called kings, represent America if we do not have a king? Contrary to what most biblical scholars believe, the seven kings in Revelation 17: 10-11 could not be the world empires and I prayerfully venture to answer the question 'why' and to detail what I have been shown it to mean.

The Historical Adventist View of the Different phases of Rome

 In order to discover what the seven heads on the beast in Revelation 17 represent we must first discover what the beast that the heads ride represents. A beast in prophecy always represents a political power, nation, or kingdom. Daniel 7:23 proves this by the last beast mentioned in the dream God gave Nebuchadnezzar. Gabriel gave this explanation; ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it." This beast represented Pagan Rome, the fourth empire from the beginning of Babylon, in what is historically called the Iron age, of which Rome hadn't formed yet in the days of the vision so no one could have guessed.

 The book of Daniel was written before Christ, although his prophecies do continue to the end of time (Daniel 11-12), the majority of his writings prophetically detail what would happen from Daniels day till the day that the Messiah would fulfill His sacrifice in 31AD. 

 But Revelation was written after Christ and picks up where Daniel left off historically and uses the same images as Daniel to prophesy what would happen after the fourth beast comes into power and all it's different phases till the end of time. The bridge between the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation is Pagan Rome who was in power in the time of John writing Revelation. Revelation starts at Pagan Rome, the fourth beast of Daniel 7, in the prophetic timeline of the world and only mentions past kingdoms in retrospect to give paralleled perspective for the characteristics of the future beast, like when it says it has "feet LIKE a bear" and "a mouth LIKE a lion" drawing attention to the characteristics of the kingdoms mentioned in Daniel but not saying that kingdom is Rome. 

 On page 138 of the 'The Great Controversy' by Mrs. E.G. White we find the following on the first phase of Rome prophesied in Revelation 12...
 "The dragon [of Rev.12:9] is said to be Satan; he it was that moved upon Herod to put the Savior to death. But the chief agent of Satan in making war upon Christ and his people during the first centuries of the Christian era was the Roman Empire, in which paganism was the prevailing religion. Thus while the dragon primarily represents Satan, it is in a secondary sense a symbol of Pagan Rome."
 This is the only reasonable and Scriptural view to take of this matter. This is such a solid interpretation of the Dragon Beast of Revelation 12 that it will be the foundation for the complete argument in the following article. The Dragon Beast of Revelation 12 is the kingdom of Pagan Rome, so how could one of its 'heads' as most scholars believe, also represent the Kingdom of 'Rome'? Why would God use two images at the same time to represent the same thing? The words become meaningless in the confusion.

 Elder James White, who, with Uriah Smith, AT Jones and many other Christians from the United States helped establish the Seventh Day Adventist Church, states in his book ‘Life incidents’ that there are different phases of the Roman beast in Revelation 12 & 13:
 "What power is represented by the beast in Revelation 13? To learn this, we go still further back, to chapter 12, where we find a power symbolized by a great red dragon, which is the one next preceding the beast of chapter 13. The seven heads and ten horns upon both of these symbols show that they represent two phases of the same power. By universal consent of Protestant expositors, the great red dragon is considered a representative of Pagan Rome. The next phase presented by Rome after the Pagan form was the Papal. Rome Papal succeeded Rome Pagan. The dragon gave his seat, power, and great authority to the beast. Hence the beast (of Rev 13) can represent none other but Papal Rome."  'Life incidents' pg. 242
First it is seen that Mr. White does agree with the majority of theologians that the Red Dragon of Revelation 12 symbolizes Pagan Rome, who through 'Herod the Great' tried to kill Jesus after He was born in Bethlehem, and through Herod Antipas and Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to the cross. The great Red Dragon Satan, trying to kill Jesus through the power of Rome. But he also specifically believed that the "seven heads and ten horns" on both beasts in Rev 12 and Rev 13 distinguishes that they are two phases of the "same power". Pagan Rome became Papal Rome. Both beasts having the attributes of 'seven heads and ten horns' proves they are representing two different phases of Rome.

While most Seventh Day Adventists would agree with this statement by virtue of the logic that leads to other established fundamental beliefs, they do not see different phases of Rome in the beasts having "seven heads and ten horns" and much of the symbolic imagery gets lost in confusion from that point on. The historical Adventist understanding of the different phases of Rome has been neglected, and many of the brethren have come to completely differing conclusions on the seven heads.

Not two phases of Rome, but three...

If the "seven heads and ten horns" of the beasts in Rev 12 & 13 show they represent two phases of the same power, then it should be obvious that the next beast with seven heads and ten horns in Rev 17 must be the next phase of Rome. We were given clues to the truth of the matter for discovery in the last days.

The historical understanding is an essential part of the true comprehension of this issue. Here is What Elder AT Jones said...
"Now I want you to see, in the twelfth chapter of Revelation, the three phases of the history of the world, from Christ until now. The first is pagan Rome,—Rome in the time of Christ and the apostles and the early church, with Satan as the inspiration of Rome. From that, the story passed down to another power that is used against the church. But where is the church at this time when this second power comes in?—in the wilderness. And the dragon still persecutes the church; and now he casts out a flood after her. In the other he persecutes her; but in this he casts out a flood. There is as great a difference between plain persecution and a flood of persecution as there is between the natural stream and the flood: the flood is overwhelming. This is still Rome, but in what form?—It is the apostate church, the form of Christianity inspired by Satan, who was the life of it. And what does this phase of Rome do?—Still by peace it destroys many; always by Rome’s peace comes destruction. Then “the dragon was wroth with the woman.” Had he not been wroth with the woman from the first?—Yes; but what now?—He “went to make war with the remnant of her seed.” In all this, you see the three phases of history, the three powers that Satan brought against the church, between the first advent of Christ and the second coming. The first was pagan Rome; the second is the apostate church; the third is the power that is used against the remnant. {ARSH June 6, 1899, p. 356.7}
In all my years as a Seventh Day Adventist I have never heard any pastor elder or evangelist in our church teach these things in recent times. These truths have been forgotten and God used a lowly layman like me to bring them back to light. The logical progression of the three phases of Rome through history as prophesied in Revelation are;
  1. The 'seven headed ten horned beast' of Revelation 12 is a complete overview of Rome with the main emphasis on Pagan Rome.
  2. The 'seven headed ten horned beast' of Revelation 13 is the complete overview of Papal Rome but the main emphasis is on Dark Ages Papal Rome from 538 until the "head" wound inflicted in 1798 ended it.
  3. The 'seven headed ten horned beast' of Revelation 17 is the current revived Papal Rome since the healing of the head wound in 1929 when Mussolini gave the pope his title of  'king' back.
To be clear Rome is represented by three different phases in Revelation, each with the identifying trademark of 'Seven heads and ten horns' so we cannot miss who it is. This is the evolution of the ultimate beast, with each phase in different times and with adjusted strategies against God's people. This makes each prophecy of each phase more specific to the era it represents. All three beasts of Rev 12, 13 & 17 are different phases of Rome. Now the other facts about what the seven heads and ten horns represent can be more clearly defined.

What is a 'Head'?

"...the controlling power in a state is the head of the state."
Uriah Smith p.19, Para. 1, [7 HEADS]

It has been an established point in all of history that the leader of any world power or nation is called the 'Head of State'. This refers to an individual who is the leader of that power, so the term 'head' can refer to either the power represented or the individual who embodied that power. For biblical precedent we look to Daniel 7:6. Greece is seen with four heads because it was divided after the death of Alexander the Great and given to his four generals who established four separate divisions of Greece. Each head first represented the generals, and then the 4 divisions, but the heads are all on the body of a leopard which represents Greece.

Why would God, as many current Adventist theologians and pastors teach, use the term "head" to represent the kingdoms of Babylon, Persia and Greece, which are all in their own right beasts, when these heads are on the body of the third phase of the Roman beast in Revelation 17The Seventh Day Adventist theologian Uriah Smith stated the following on this subject in his article entitled 'The Seven Heads of the Beast of Revelation 12, 13 & 17'... 
"No prophecy can be found dealing with subjects in that way: that is, introducing new symbols to represent old governments which had had their day, and passed away, never again to appear among men. What conceivable reason could there be for prophecy thus to deal with them? Prophecy relates to the future from the time it is given not to the past. It only goes back far enough into the past to show the grounds for the future events which it predicts, and to identify the symbols which it introduces. Of this we have an illustration in Rev. 12:1, 2. And just as soon as a nation has performed its part and passed away, it is dropped out of the chain of events, and the prophecy goes on with the future."
[‘7 HEADS’ p. 5 Para. 2].
Here is a point most scholars miss. In prophetic language, in each vision the body of the beast is standing in the time frame of that beasts reign. A head on that beast could not be from a different time than the beast it is riding. A head cut off from the body is dead, so how could the seven heads on the Roman beast of Rev 12 be kingdoms as far back as Babylon?

Elder Smith held the view that the seven heads of the Roman beasts were the seven distinct forms of government within the Roman Empire.
“…for scholars declared before the Adventist movement began, that Rome had presented to the world, as a unique and marvelous feature of history, seven distinct forms of government. All that the Adventists did was to say, as the most natural thing in the world, that if Rome did have seven forms of government, the seven heads of the dragon, which was a symbol of Rome, must be designed to represent that fact. The old Roman historians, Livy and Tacitus, acknowledged the different forms of government in Rome, to be so many “heads” of the Roman commonwealth…And one of the earliest Protestant commentators, Osiander, as early as 1511, names the whole seven as we have them; namely, Kings, Consuls, Decemvirs,  Dictators, Triumvirs, Emperors, and Popes, as the forms of Roman government represented by the seven heads of the dragon of Revelation 12... Adventists, under the first (angel's) message, at once adopted this view. {SHR 1.1}
 After close examination of the evidence I also believe this is a valid point, but only for the overview of the Beast of Revelation 12, because as stated in the same article by Elder Smith prophecy never continues to talk about long gone kingdoms for future prophecies, so why would Revelation 17 illustrate governments of Rome long gone before the third phase of Rome's time frame?

 The Beast of Revelation 12 is the whole overview of the Roman Beast, from it's formation to it's end, with main emphasis on it's foundation, Pagan Rome. So the seven heads on this phase of Rome would prophetically cover all seven future forms of Roman government. The beast of Revelation 13 is after the transfer of power to the seventh form of Roman government the Papacy, so why would the seven heads still represent all seven forms of Roman government? As described later by Mrs. White the number seven for the heads on the beast In Revelation 13 signifies the complete number of Papal leaders of the second and third phases of Rome. Then in the last phase of Rome in Revelation 17 the seven heads represent the last seven popes before the eighth, the son of perdition. So there is an evolution of the meaning of the seven heads based on the biblical constant of 'Repeat and Enlarge' in prophecy.

Revelation 12 covers all seven forms of Roman Government, the last being the Papal form which receives the deadly wound in Rev 13, then that wound is healed in Rev 17. Scripture testifies that no kingdom is ever literally resurrected in this lifetime except for this Papal Roman beast which had a fatal "head" wound that would be healed. This seventh form of Roman government would receive a deadly wound to its "head" the pope, at the end of the second phase of Rome and would go into exile until the healing of the wound in the third phase of Rome, re establishing the seventh form of Roman government, fully healed during the time of the eighth king; covered later.

It is true that in many prophecies the attributes of previous empires, especially Babylon's, are seen in the Roman beast of Revelation but John does not call these attributes "heads". The perfect example is Rev 13 where we find attributed to the second phase of Rome the "mouth like a lion". This is to say that in this kingdoms law this beast speaks like the Babylonian lion beast of Daniel, showing that its political nature crosses the line of church and state. It also stands with "feet like the Bear" raised up on one side, in Papal Romes rise in Europe during the dark ages the western part of the empire was always stronger just like the Medo-Persian Empire in Daniel's day. But it doesn't mean that Babylon or Medo-Persia rules Rome, it just lends these historically validated characteristics to look for in the fulfillment of prophecy.

God calls the false doctrines of the fallen churches 'Babylon' and this name, like the mark of Cain, is written on the forehead of the fallen church to identify her. God specifically calls the fallen churches Babylon because they teach and enforce false doctrines by death but He is not talking about a literal resurrection of the kingdom in the Middle East with its capital near Baghdad. So even in this context scripture is talking about spiritual Babylon, the fallen churches of the harlot and her daughters, not the literal empire of Babylon. So why would one of the seven heads of the Roman Beast be that world empire?

If the beast of Revelation 17 represents the third phase of Rome during the time of her daughters the Protestant churches after its head wound is healed, then the seven heads on that beast could not represent world empires beginning as far back as Babylon or Assyria or any of the other proposed beliefs in the Christian church. Hereafter will be proven what the seven heads on this beast represent.

"I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death"

The head wound inflicted on the second phase of the beast in 1798 gives us the most powerful lessons to learn who the seven heads are in the second and third phases of Rome. "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death..." {Rev 13:3} Sister Ellen White was shown that this prophecy points to the end of the papal reign of the dark ages. She was on a trip to Valence France and...

"...looked upon the bust of Pius VI... who was led into captivity and died in captivity. Here was the one marked in history who received the deadly wound. His heart is encased in the marble monument beneath where the bust is located. We felt rather solemn as we looked upon the monument of this man noted in prophecy." Letter 110, 1886, p. 2. (To W. C. White and wife, November 4, 1886.)

 The 'head wound' of the beast occurred in 1798 when General Berthier of Napoleon's army took the pope hostage and he died in exile the next year. This fulfillment of the "man noted in prophecy" was against the last pope of the second phase of Rome. I believe this proves that the seven heads on the beast of Rev 13 are all of the popes of Rome and this should be considered in understanding the full intent of the meaning of the seven heads of the last phase of Rome in Rev 17.

I believe the evidence is very clear that the Spirit of Prophecy states that the Papacy is the HEAD of the beast and the last eight papal kings are the HEADS of the beast, but there is not even ONE pastor left teaching teaching these things and I am the only person in our church teaching that Pope Francis is the Eighth Papal King of Revelation 17. The Seventh Day Adventist leadership are enforcing their belief that the seven heads are all the world kingdoms since Babylon or Assyria and causing pain and exclusion for those who teach otherwise. 

"This is the message Satan would have silenced"

With all the confusion about this passage in prophecy, here is what Mrs White was shown by God as to what Revelation Chapter seventeen is about.

In the seventeenth (chapter) of Revelation is foretold the destruction of all the churches who corrupt themselves by idolatrous devotion to the service of the Papacy, those who have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. John writes, “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto theethe judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whomthe kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness; and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornications.” {Lt232-1899 (November 10, 1899) par. 20}
Thus is represented the papal power, which with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, by outside attraction and gorgeous display, deceives all nations, promising them, as did Satan our first parents, all good to those who receive its mark, and all harm to those who oppose its fallacies. The power which has the deepest inward corruption will make the greatest display, and will clothe itself with the most elaborate signs of power. The Bible plainly declares that this covers a corrupt and deceiving wickedness. “Upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.” {Lt232-1899 (November 10, 1899) par. 21}
What is it that gives its kingdom to this power? (Ten Horns) Protestantism, a power which while professing to have the temper and spirit of a lamb, and to be allied to heaven, speaks with the voice of a dragon. It is moved by a power from beneath. {Lt232-1899 (November 10, 1899) par. 22}
“And after these things,” John writes, “I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
This is the message Satan would have silenced. {Lt232-1899 (November 10, 1899) par. 23}

So according to this quote from the Spirit of Prophecy, which was not revealed to me until several years after God gave me the vision, the chapter in question, Revelation 17 is about the Protestant Churches devoting themselves to the service of the Papacy. Where in this do you see ANYTHING about the ancient kingdoms of Assyria or Babylon Pastor Batchelor, or Bohr or any pastor who condemns me for this message? You will be so ashamed for what you all did to me in this life. THIS IS THE MESSAGE SATAN WOULD HAVE SILENCED! So why are you trying to silence me in the church?

What does Revelation 17 really say?

Please open your bible to Revelation 17 and take these corroborative topics point by point.

(Father, in the name of Jesus please bless the understanding of your word, Amen)
  • Revelation 17 begins in verse 1 with the angel who is "holding" one of the bowls of the seven last plagues, it hasn't been poured out yet, taking John in ‘the Spirit’ to the future beyond his lifetime, to witness the judgment of the whore. We as Adventists know Judgment of the dead began in 1844, so being shown the ‘judgment’ of the living whore must point to some time after 1844 when judgment in heaven passes from the dead to the living.
  • The whore has already received the head wound of Rev.13:3 and is seen here ‘in the wilderness’ in verse 3, Meaning she hasn't regained the political power and universal supremacy that she had during the 1260 years of the dark ages, the second phase of Rome.
  • In verse 5 the woman has the name "Mother of Harlots" written on her forehead so she must have daughters (churches) who are following her doctrines at this time. In 1844 when the sealed book of Daniel was unlocked and the proclamation of the day of Judgment began, the majority of Protestant Churches rejected the Atonement message and remained with the harlot in her false doctrines. They did not yet follow Gods' leading to "come out of her my people". This one text proves the time frame because a mother can’t be a mother until she has children, and the first protestant church, the Lutherans signed the first ecumenical agreement with the Papacy in 1999. Almost all of the American protestant churches have signed as of 2015.
  •  In Rev 17: 6, the whorish Mother is still drunk with the blood of the saints that she drank during the dark ages showing the sinister nature of how cruelly the martyrs were killed and who did the killing. When the cases of those martyrs came before the judgment, their blood cried for vengeance but they are to remain sleeping until the last martyr is killed.
  •  "…the beast that was and is not" in verse 8 refers to the combination of political and church powers which previously made up the second phase of the beast of Rev 13 in the dark ages. It had been wounded by the taking of that political power away, and is in this not fully healed wounded condition in this vision's time frame. The full power of the religio-political beast is not restored until the Eighth king.
  •  "…and shall rise" points forward to that time when political powers under the leadership of the eighth king give their strength to the church again.
  • "…shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition" points even further ahead, showing that after the second coming of Jesus and the 1000 years of investigative judgment (the bottomless pit) they shall be resurrected and destroyed in the second death or what is known as 'perdition' in scripture.
These points illustrate that to John was revealed the judgment of the whore after the beginning of the judgment; so this refines the time frame of when this vision signifies between 1844 and the 2nd coming of Jesus. The following text reveals specifically what day John saw in his prophetic vision.

“And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes he must continue a short space.” {Rev 17: 10-11}

The bible never gives symbolic meaning to interpreted texts. For example, further in Rev 17, verse 15 says, "The waters you saw where the prostitute sits are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages". So the interpretation has been given, the waters are diverse peoples covering the whole world. So in that same chapter, when the seven heads "ARE seven hills AND seven kings", this cannot be interpreted symbolically because the interpretation is given. 

The first heavenly translated interpretation given of the Seven Heads refers to the geographical "hills" the city used as it's headquarters sits on. Rome has been called ‘the city of Seven Hills’ since before being called Rome because it sits on seven hills. The second translation given for the seven heads is the title of "king", the 'Head' of state for the beast. 

So the seven heads are seven kings which come from the seven hills, or more specifically the seven last Popes of Rome.
  • "Five are fallen": meaning, before the day John is witnessing in vision the five previous kings of the seven have already come and died.
  • "One is": John was taken into the future and is seeing in vision the reign of the one who 'is' alive during the vision, the sixth king of the third phase of Rome.
The healing of the head wound began in 1929 when through the Lateran treaty Mussolini gave the pope his kingship back. So logically all we have to do is count the popes since 1929 and find out where we are in the scope of the end time. According to this logic Pope John Paul II was the sixth king, the one who "is" alive and being judged with rest of the fallen church during the vision John recorded in Rev 17.

The beginning of judgment for living people professing the name of God was in the time of John Paul II. In other words Jesus had crossed over from judging the dead to judging the living during those days. (See vision at beginning of 9/11 blog)

In John's vision in Rev 17 we are seeing the judgment of the fallen church, but God’s true followers are also being weighed in the balance. All of our cases have come before the judgment throne of God. We are in the time of the seventh church of Revelation, the Laodicea church, which literally means ‘The Judged people’!

"The Laodicean message is applicable to the church at this time." 
(Manuscript 51, 1901) {7BC 961.9}

Judgment of the dead began in 1844 and the church has been living in the time of Judgment since then, but the judgment of the living would take place just before Jesus comes again.

"Solemn are the scenes connected with the closing work of the atonement. Momentous are the interests involved therein. The judgment is now passing in the sanctuary above. For many years this work has been in progress. Soon—none know how soon—it will pass to the cases of the living. In the awful presence of God our lives are to come up in review. At this time above all others it behooves every soul to heed the Saviour’s admonition: “Watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” Mark 13:33. “If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” Revelation 3:3.

 {CIHS 126.2}

If we shall not be watching the time should come as a thief, so if we are watching the time of when the beginning of judgment for the living would begin would be recognized.

There are seven Christian church dispensations in Revelation...
"The names of the seven churches are symbolic of the church in different periods of the Christian Era. The number 7 indicates completeness, and is symbolic of the fact that the messages extends to the end of time, while the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods in the history of the world." {AA 585.3} 
If the number 7 shows the completion of the subject pointing to the end of the line at the end of time, then it should be obvious that the seven kings of the last phase of Rome signify the last of the papal line .

John Paul II was the sixth in succession of the last seven popes and Benedict XVI was the seventh, but he did not die to leave office he abdicated the papal throne, and this was in perfect fulfillment of prophecy.

The Seventh "must continue a short time" Rev 17:10

The Lateran Treaty was signed on Feb 11, 1929 and re-established the house of the Papacy as a sovereign nation and effectively gave the title of 'King' back to the pope. The papal faithful call Feb.11 "Independence Day" and on the anniversary of the signing of that treaty Pope Benedict XVI, the seventh papal king since that treaty, officially abdicated the throne of Rome.

This is SPECTACULAR!!!! We are seeing prophecy unfold before us! Here is the fulfillment we have been looking for regarding the seventh king who must remain a short time. What does the prophecy mean by "he must remain a short time"?  Benedict is leaving office alive so he must remain for a short time after his reign, allowing the eighth king to come while he is still alive.

I had pondered this issue for six years after being led to this subject. At first I was thinking it must mean Benedict would only remain in office a short time, but now it is revealed that this peculiar element of the closing of Benedict XVI's reign fulfills the prophecy. No other uncontested pope has ever abdicated the throne before. 600 years ago there were two popes fighting over the same office and one retired to strengthen the Catholic Church, but in the realm of fully vetted popes no one has EVER left alive! So the prophecy is shown to mean that Benedict XVI must remain ALIVE a short time after his reign! I thank God for clarity on this issue which gives me strength to continue the study.

I am encouraged in this line of thought by the still small voice!

Just after the seventh king Pope Benedict XVI resigned, lightning struck the pinnacle of the dome of St Peters Basilica not once but twice. We all know how rare that is. The picture above was taken at the moment of the second lightning strike. I can find no other records of the Basilica ever being hit by lightning before so it is not a common occurrence. This was a sign from God. How ironic that St Peter's Basilica has an ancient graven image of Zeus, the God of lighting that they renamed St Peter after acquiring it as it's main attraction.

Pope Benedict XVI is the seventh king of Rev 17 and now we are in the time of the eighth king. Praise God Jesus will be here very soon. This is not time setting because every one of the seven kings could have lived to be 120 or only in office for a month. God controls their length of life.

"OUT of the Seven"

 In 2007 while talking to my friend Michelle on the phone her words were etched on my heart by the Holy Spirit when she said “some people believe the seven kings of Rev 17 are the last seven popes”. The still small voice answered my prayer later and told me "the Eighth of Rev 17 is Satan appearing as an angel of light". God then sent me on journey of discovery ever since on this subject.

Because of the way the Spirit of Prophecy points to Spiritualism in the form of Ghosts as directly connected to these end time prophecies I fully expected Satan to disguise himself as the sixth king Pope John Paul II and begin the reign of terror against the elect in the role of the Eighth king. But when a mortal man was elected as the eighth pope since the Lateran treaty I was very scared that I might have been deceived. That was until one of my greatest friends called me excitedly that day and said “I was praying for you and the Holy Spirit illuminated what you had shared with me and showed me you were not telling a lie”. He continued and said “God encouraged me to tell you to keep studying, He is with you”. Thank you Brother J. So I immediately got on my knees and started to pray and the power of the Holy Spirit led me to new truth unseen by this generation. When we are backed into a corner after following Him God will always show us the way, parting the Red Sea for us if necessary. Here is what our God showed me. 

Thank you Father for your leading In the name of your Son Jesus amen.

I did not receive an answer immediately after praying the day Francis was elected, but my heart was lifted. One hour later at work I was listening to a Minnesota Public Radio segment about the new pope and in the broadcast the announcer said something that the Holy Spirit illuminated for me like He always does. The announcer said “this new pope, who is a Jesuit, was the first to be elected from outside of Europe”. I didn't know why God illuminated those two topics in such clarity, but I have learned to trust Him so I went home and prayerfully investigated. This is what I was shown which lead to an understanding that I didn't know before.

I searched in the Spirit of Prophecy for the word ‘Jesuit’ and my attention was drawn to this statement in the Pioneers library from Elder James White;

“The Jesuits were restored in 1814 by Pope Pius VII; but not to their persecuting power. In the different countries of Europe since that time the Order has been expelled and restored several times, and even by the Papacy once. But Pius IX after his return from Gaeta in 1849 gave them its entire confidence till the day of his death, and in his Vatican decrees is seen the crowning triumph of Jesuit Ultramontanism.”

There is a lot of information in this quote. First notice that the Jesuits were expelled from the papacy to appease Europe but were restored to power in 1849, 5 years after the beginning of judgment in 1844. The Jesuits were not permitted back into Europe but gave their support of the pope from outside of Europe, slowly finding a foothold within the Papal government of Rome until being fully restored by the more recent popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Now the current pope is a Jesuit and this fully restores their power with no restrictions in how they use the power of the 1 Billion Catholics in the world.

I did not comprehend at first why God was leading me to this quote from James White but I was very encouraged in the Spirit to investigate further. Here is the meaning of “Ultramontanism”.

Ultramontanism; [Latin; beyond the mountains] is a religious philosophy within the Catholic Church that places strong emphasis on the prerogatives and powers of the Pope. In particular, ultramontanism consists in asserting the superiority of Papal authority over the authority of local temporal or spiritual hierarchies. The term originates in ecclesiastical language from the middle Ages when a non-Italian man was elected to the papacy, he was said to be papa ultramontano, that is, a Pope from beyond the mountains (originally referring to seven hills of Rome or why would it be established in respect to a non-Italian?). This term was later used to mean someone from beyond the mountains of Europe.

Pope Benedict XVI, though not Italian, was not called ultramontane because he was from Germany which is within the Mountains of Europe. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope, and he is the first ever to be elected from outside of Europe. He is from South America from way beyond the mountains of Europe. This is what our Father wanted to draw my attention to listening to the interview that day and if I had not been praying and listening I may not have learned this.

Now this is where it gets very interesting friends. 

 The bible quote that my heart was yearning for the interpretation of these past six years is Revelation chapter 17 verses 9-11. When having difficulty making sense of a certain text I always go to ‘Young’s literal Translation’ because they translate scripture directly without much restructuring to accommodate the English language so it is less interpretive. Here is the Young’s Literal Translation of Revelation 17; 9-11.

‘Here [is] the mind that is having wisdom; the seven heads are seven mountains, upon which the woman doth sit, and there are seven kings, the five did fall, and the one is, the other did not yet come, and when he may come, it behoveth him to remain a little time; 11 and the beast that was, and is not, he also is eighth, and out of the seven he is, and to destruction he doth go away.

This pope was elected not from Italy where the seven mountains of Rome are, and not from Europe where the Alps are, but he is from Beyond the mountains of Europe; or ‘Ultramonta’.

But this subject is even a deeper than it appears. In the King James Version, verse 11 says the eighth king is "of the seven", but the word that is translated 'of' is mistranslated even by Young's. The original Greek word is 'ek' which is hard to translate into one English word. The true meaning of 'ek' is 'something that was once a part of the whole, but was excluded at some point and is now being restored', so the translation 'out of' is actually not descriptive enough.

As James White earlier illustrated, the Jesuits were part of the Papacy until they were excluded by Papal edict. They became separated by the law of the governments of Europe because of their persecutions during the Dark Ages. Pope Francis is the eighth papal king who completely heals the head wound of the seventh form of Roman Government because he is a Jesuit who restores the persecuting power of the Papacy. The Jesuits were once excluded from Rome, but the election of the 8th King Francis restores the Jesuits to the papal power stronger than ever.

This is why my mind was drawn to that quote from James White. The eighth king of Rome since the healing of the head wound is a Jesuit who is not from Europe. He is the restoration of The Jesuit powers to the papacy. He is Ultramonta; he is from outside of the Seven Hills of Rome, he is not European, he is from outside the mountains of Europe representing a once deposed power now restored.

(Update; What is amazing is these two subjects that were illuminated the day Francis was elected were also the two points the Congress praised the pope on in a recent Congressional resolution.)

Res.15 - Congratulating Pope Francis on his election and recognizing his inspirational statements and actions.
114th Congress (2015-2016) PASSED
Congratulating Pope Francis on his election and recognizing his inspirational statements and actions. Whereas on March 13, 2013, Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church; (The 8th king Pope Francis)
Whereas his election marked the first time a Pope from the Americas has been selected;
Whereas he is THE FIRST JESUIT to become Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church;

These are the exact same two issues God showed me the day Pope Francis was elected!!!
The day pope Francis, the eighth papal king since the healing of the head wound which God told me to watch for, that day the Holy Spirit illuminated a statement on public radio when the announcer said "Pope Francis, who is a Jesuit, was the first to be elected from outside of Europe."
This is a sign my brothers.

"Where the CORPSE is, there the eagles will gather"

The main issue that my mind was led to the day pope Francis was elected was that "he is a Jesuit". The Jesuits where the persecuting power of the Papacy during the dark ages and they were responsible for putting millions of people to death for not yielding their bibles or not conforming to the teaching of the papal see. Now that the pope is a Jesuit, an order completely dedicated to overthrowing the protestant faith, there will no doubt be a more concerted effort along those lines.

The King James Version in “Matthew 24:28, reads, “For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” The word here used for 'carcass' never has any other meaning but that of a human 'corpse' or lifeless human body in scripture. In roughly half of the bible translations this word is translated “corpse” not carcass. 

The Jesuits have a special pledge in their loyalty to the pope prescribed in their motto "perinde ac cadaver", Latin for "like a CORPSE" in their discipline, to be carried by the will of the pope. Surely if these men knew their bibles they would have stayed as far away from this sentiment as they could, for this prophecy condemns those who fulfill it. The Papacy now has a corpse at her head. 
Notice also that Jesus didn't say where the corpses are, but "where the corpse is", the singular use of the word. There is only one corpse mentioned and this means the definitive singular "man of sin". So now a Jesuit priest has become the Papal king in fulfillment of this prophecy. 

The “man of sin,” which is also styled “the mystery of iniquity,” “the son of perdition,” and “that wicked,” represents the papacy... {GC 356.1}

"The Eagles of Rome"

I was shown by God that in Matthew 24:28 when it says “For wheresoever the corpse is, there will the EAGLES be gathered together”, that the 'eagles' represent the armies of Rome, and more specifically the United States in the last days.

Here is support for what I was shown by God 
that I was led to months after hearing the Still Small Voice share this truth… Here is a bible quote that Mrs White was inspired to relate which is directly applicable to this prophecy in Matthew 24. It’s found in Patriarchs and prophets.
By the Spirit of Inspiration, looking far down the ages, Moses pictured the terrible scenes of Israel’s final overthrow as a nation, and the destruction of Jerusalem by the armies of Rome: “The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young. {Deut 28:49}” {Patriarchs and Prophets 467.1}
 And again she refers to Rome in the same way in the Great Controversy on page 41;
‘God’s workmen were slain, but His work went steadily forward. The gospel continued to spread and the number of its adherents to increase. It penetrated into regions that were inaccessible even to the eagles (armies) of Rome.’
The prophecy Jesus related in Matthew 24 is not just speaking about the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD but has a dual application to the last days. Here is what Mrs White was inspired about the text…
(In Matthew 24) Christ foretold the destruction of Jerusalem, as well as of the temple. His words were spoken in the hearing of a large number of people; but when He was again alone, Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to Him, saying, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus did not answer His disciples by taking up separately the destruction of Jerusalem, and the last great day of His coming. The city of Jerusalem represented the world, and the utterances regarding its destruction are to be connected with the world’s more terrible destruction. In speaking of Jerusalem, His prophetic words reached beyond that event to the conflagration that will take place in that day when the Lord shall rise “out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.” The description of the two events is mingled, and the entire subject is a warning to those who shall live in the last scenes of earth’s history....The events that took place at the overthrow of Jerusalem will be repeated.             {ST February 20, 1901}
So in Patriarchs and Prophets, when quoting Moses, saying that prophecy of the eagle was fulfilled by ROME in the destruction of Jerusalem, and then in Signs of the Times saying the prophecy of Matthew which deals with the destruction of Jerusalem is also talking about the end of the world, it should then be obvious that the term “Eagle” in Matthew 24 should have the same application as when used by Moses in Deuteronomy. So Jesus is definitely prophesying that the armies of Rome will gather when the Pope is a Jesuit. 

It should also be obvious that this text is also talking about America because our nation sets up the IMAGE to the beast.
"The time is not far distant when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation, (America) in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath, will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains." -Testimonies for the Church 5:464, 465 (1885)
Rome had as it's ensign the emblem of the eagle, and so too does America.

 The destruction of Jerusalem came in 70 AD when the fallen church of Israel was destroyed by the "eagle" Rome. The Christian church was almost destroyed by the armies, or "eagles" of Rome in the Dark Ages. But the main objective of this prophecy is end time. Rome used the image of the eagle as their insignia just as the United States does today. Jesus was warning us in prophetic veiled language that the Fallen church of Catholicism, lead by the Jesuits, would be in power at the end of time, guiding the United States into following it's doctrines and making an image to the beast, using our power as their army to enforce their dogmas.

 'Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.' Matthew 24:40-41

 Isn't it interesting that the common interpretation of these verses of Matthew 24 have been interpreted to mean that one will be taken in the rapture and the others will be left to endure the time of trouble? That interpretation was inspired by Jesuit Francisco Ribera, a Catholic apologist who developed that interpretation to diffuse the animosity against the Papacy from the protestant reformers interpretation of prophecy.

Here is a more descriptive interpretation of the words 'taken' and 'left'.
"The word, taken, has rather the sense of being taken as a captive, apprehended, seized; while the word, left, instead of signifying, left to perish, has the sense of being permitted to go away, delivered or rescued from danger. The second definition given by Liddell and Scott, to the first word, paralambano, is, “To take in pledge, to take by force or treachery, seize, get possession of.” The other word, aphiemi, is defined under the second head, by the same authors, as follows: “To let go, loose, set free.” In accordance with these definitions, some translations read, “One shall be seized, and the other escape.” The Cottage Bible comments thus: “one shall be taken, that is, as a captive.” Here is a separation between the righteous and the wicked. The one is seized, and doomed to destruction, the other escapes. And the disciples ask, “Where, Lord?” where shall this seizure and destruction take place? And he answers, “Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.” The parallel passage in Matthew 24:28, reads, “For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” (Uriah Smith from the book "The Visions of Ellen White")
When the mark of the beast will be enforced by the United States, two will be in the field and one would be seized, or taken to prison for not accepting the mark of the beast, and the other would be left, or set free after accepting it. This prophecy is a warning to flee as soon as the mark is decreed and not to turn back like Lot's wife did. Do not try to save your belongings or any of your effects. If these days should not be cut short no flesh would be saved during the 'great tribulation' in the end.

 Satan appearing as an angel of light

"As one of the signs of Jerusalem’s destruction, Christ had said, “Many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” False prophets did rise, deceiving the people, and leading great numbers into the desert. Magicians and sorcerers, claiming miraculous power, drew the people after them into the mountain solitudes. But this prophecy was spoken also for the last days. This sign is given as a sign of the second advent. Even now false christs and false prophets are showing signs and wonders to seduce His disciples. Do we not hear the cry, “Behold, He is in the desert”? Have not thousands gone forth into the desert, hoping to find Christ? And from thousands of gatherings where men profess to hold communion with departed spirits is not the call now heard, “Behold, He is in the secret chambers”? This is the very claim that spiritualism puts forth. But what says Christ? “Believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” {DA 631.1} 

Did you notice she said "This sign is given as a sign of the second advent"?

This brings us to the heart of the matter. The bible prophets and Mrs Ellen White were warned by God for us in what to look for in Satan's end time masterpiece of deception which would cause the whole world to miraculously follow the beast.

"Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of Spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of Spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience."—The Great Controversy, 588. {ChS 160.1}

What is Spiritualism?

"The ancient system of magic is, in reality, the same as what is now known as modern spiritualism. Satan is finding access to thousands of minds by presenting himself under the guise of departed friends. The Scriptures declare that “the dead know not anything.” Ecclesiastes 9:5. Their thoughts, their love, their hatred, have perished. The dead do not hold communion with the living. But true to his early cunning, Satan employs this device in order to gain control of minds. Through spiritualism many of the sick, the bereaved, the curious, are communicating with evil spirits. All who venture to do this are on dangerous ground." {Acts of the Apostles pg. 289}

Pope Francis worships visions of Mary, or what we Seventh Day Adventists have been warned as being "Satan appearing as an angel of light". The first thing he did as pope was to offer Mary, the deceased mother of Jesus, roses at the shrine of St. Mary in Rome. He like most other Catholics believes Mary is in heaven making intersession for us before God, and appearing to people here on earth in apparitions.

This great message that God has given the church has been presented in a very diluted manner but it is a large part of the end time third angels Message. God warned us through many prophecies about the satanic manifestations that will deceive the world in the last days but very few quote these prophecies any more.

This next quote from Early Writings is also about the end time satanic attempt to deceive the people of Earth by the dead appearing to come back from heaven to speak to us. Try to keep that in mind while reading it. This is one of the best visions Mrs. White had to warn us what will happen in the last days. She was told that we need to be prepared for this delusion. This dream of hers is very similar to my first dream, which was reminded to me when God said the eighth king is Satan appearing as an angel of light.

‘I saw the rapidity with which this delusion (ghosts) was spreading. A train of cars was shown me, going with the speed of lightning. The angel bade me look carefully. I fixed my eyes upon the train. It seemed that the whole world was on board, that there could not be one left. Said the angel, "They are binding in bundles ready to burn." Then he showed me the conductor, who appeared like a stately, fair person, whom all the passengers looked up to and reverenced. I was perplexed and asked my attending angel who it was. He said, "It is Satan. He is the conductor in the form of an angel of light. He has taken the world captive. They are given over to strong delusions, to believe a lie, that they may be damned. This agent, the next highest in order to him, is the engineer, and other of his agents are employed in different offices as he may need them, and they are all going with lightning speed to perdition”.’ Early Writings (1882), page 89

Notice how in this vision it was Satan appearing like a "stately fair person that the whole world looked up to and reverenced". Before this vision Mrs. White had seen Jesus many times, so if Satan was appearing in the form of Jesus she would have seen it. It is not a false appearing of Jesus that people here are in reverence to, it is someone who the whole world reveres appearing to come from God as an angel of light, teaching men to follow these Satanic apparitions. The Pope claims to be God's vicegerent, and much of the world looks up to him in reverence.

Neither does this prophecy say that this person is an apparition as I first expected. I had originally assumed the stately fair person must be a satanic apparition since this is in a chapter about ghosts, but this text does not say that; it only says that a "stately fair person who the whole world looks up to in reverence" leads the world on this train of error with lightning speed to perdition. The eighth king in Revelation chapter 17 is also said to lead the world “into perdition”. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (KJV) “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.

This vision of Mrs. White's was warning us about the grand satanic delusion promoted by the eighth papal king, the son of perdition, with whom the whole world will be deceived. The current pope totally supports the satanic visions of Mary. Mary is in the grave waiting for the resurrection, so claiming she is instead appearing to men on earth is in perfect fulfillment of this prophecy.

"The “man of sin,” which is also styled the “mystery of iniquity,” the “son of perdition,” and “that wicked,” represents the papacy..." {Great Controversy 88 356.2}

The first use of the term "Son of Perdition" in scripture was for Satan, then Judas, but in Rev 17 it is specifically aimed at the 8th successor of Papal Rome after the head wound begins to be healed in 1929.

Even John "Wondered with great admiration"

Rev 17: 6 "And when I saw her, I wondered with a great wonder.7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns..."

John, who wrote Revelation, had walked with Jesus and was the last remaining living Apostle. In this vision he was taken to see the time of Sixth King John Paul II. When he saw what was going to happen from that point to the end it was so spectacular by his eyes that even he "wondered after the beast". The angel had to stop him in the vision and said "why did you wonder with great admiration? Let me tell you of the mystery of the woman and the beast with seven heads and ten horns..."

John was blessed by Jesus to keep Mary in his household as his own mother until her death. He was shocked to see an apparition of her in the last days, and when he saw her image, he longed to hold her, but the angel had to stop John. Mary is dead and waiting for the resurrection, not appearing to men on earth.

This message that I am sharing with you is what the loud cry of the 3 angels message warns the world.

Mrs White was shown that people of every type will appear to come out of the grave to deceive the world, claiming that they are currently residing in heaven. The Apostles also are made to look like they come from God to contradict what they wrote in scripture...

 "He who is the father of lies, blinds and deceives the world by sending his angels forth to speak for the apostles, and make it appear that they contradict what they wrote when on earth, which was dictated by the Holy Ghost. These lying angels make the apostles to corrupt their own teachings and declare them to be adulterated. By so doing he can throw professed Christians, who have a name to live and are dead, and all the world in uncertainty about the word of God; for that cuts directly across his track, and is likely to thwart his plans. Therefore he gets them to doubt the divine origin of the Bible, and then sets up the infidel Thomas Paine, as though he was ushered into heaven when he died, and with the holy apostles whom he hated on earth, is united, and appears to be teaching the world." {ExV54 8.2}

These things have been happening since just before the signing of the Lateran treaty, when Satan appeared as Mary to the children of Fatima Spain in 1917. More and more apparitions in the form of every Apostle have been happening at places like Medjugorje since Fatima, so this prophecy as shown to Mrs. White has been and is being fulfilled.

The False Elijah comes first

 Many in our church argue that Mrs White does not detail Satan coming as a false prophet but as Jesus, and they quote...

“As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ.” 

But this quote from the Great Controversy is in the 39th chapter called ‘The Time of Trouble’. Every Seventh Day Adventist Scholar worth his salt knows two things relative to the Great Controversy…
  1. The Great Controversy was written linearly, from the beginning of the Christian church after Christ, to the second coming of Christ, linearly.
  2. The great “Time of Trouble” is after probation closes!
Looking closely at the Great Controversy proves that Satan appears as Jesus after the close of probation. Well if Satan appears as Jesus after probation ends, then none of God's people could be deceived any longer. That’s why Matthew 24:24 says; “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” When Satan appears as Jesus it is after probation closes and it’s too late to deceive the elect, that’s why it’s not possible.

But previously in chapter 38 of the Great Controversy, called “The Final Warning” deliberately to illustrate that this portion occurs before probation ends, it begins by quoting Rev 18 ‘Babylon has become inhabited by demons’. When Satan appears as an angel of light in the form of a Mary it begins the final warning, then comes the end of probation and while the plagues are falling Satan will attempt to impersonate Jesus too late to deceive the elect!

“As the second appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ draws near, satanic agencies are moved from beneath. Satan will not only appear as a human being, but he will personate Jesus Christ, and the world that has rejected the truth will receive him as the Lord of lords and King of kings.”--5BC 1105, 1106 (1900). {LDE 168.3}

Here it is clear that Satan first will come impersonating a man or different people. Think about it, Satan knows that the Spirit of Elijah must come first before Jesus comes, so to counterfeit this he will appear as a false prophet first and then when the plagues are falling he will appear as Jesus to try to deceive the elect.

Here is what the bible says about this eighth king come to deceive the world...

Rev 13:18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

"The number, over which the saints are also to get the victory, is the number of the papal beast, called also the number of his name, and the number of a man, and said to be six hundred three-score and six. The pope wears upon his pontifical crown in jeweled letters, this title: Vicarius Filii Dei,” “Vicegerent of the Son of God;” the numerical value of which title is just six hundred and sixty-six. The most plausible supposition we have ever seen on this point is that here we find the number in question. It is the number of the beast, the papacy; it is the number of his name; for he adopts it as his distinctive title; it is the number of a man; for he who bears it is the “man of sin.” We get the victory over it by refusing those institutions and practices which he sets forth as evidence of his power to sit supreme in the temple of God, and by adopting which we should acknowledge the validity of his title, by conceding his right to act for the church in behalf of the Son of God." {USLP 158.2}

The Loud Cry

 Immediately after the events that follow the coming of this eighth king of chapter 17 the angel in Revelation 18:1-2 proclaims the message to warn the world...

"And after these things  I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."

Why does it repeat the word fallen? Twice fallen obviously refers to the “next/ third phase” of the beast which the Roman harlot church and the daughters mentioned earlier rides. The Satanic Popes who worship apparitions of Mary will end with the eighth ‘head’ of the church which rides the beast which now has many other churches supporting her.

Chapter 17 says "five (kings) have fallen" then in chapter 18 the proclamation "fallen, fallen" is also referring to Satan the great Red Dragon who has already fallen from heaven, leading the eighth pope by false messages from God. Satan appearing as Mary in apparitions and visions are claiming to have been sent by God, any messenger from God is called an 'angels of light' even if in human form. But to make matters worse here in Rev 17 the ten horns also ‘lend’ their power to the beast for one hour. (Covered later)

‘But while Satan works with his lying wonders, the time will be fulfilled foretold in the Revelation and the mighty angel that shall lighten the earth with his glory will proclaim the fall of Babylon, and call upon God's people to forsake her (RH Dec. 13, 1892). {7BC 985.2}

When the satanic counterfeit return of Elijah occurs in anti-Christ fashion presenting all the false visions of Mary and other saints, Gods people will be strengthened by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to proclaim this information to the world; "Babylon is fallen, with her daughters". The loud cry commences at the same time the Catholic Church and all of the fallen Babylon churches will be inhabited by demons.

We have been proclaiming the clues to this message for so long that the obvious implications were overlooked, mainly the fact that we will be able to point to this prophetic fulfillment to the world when it occurs, and it will strengthen our understanding and faith that God has warned and prepared us. This verse from ‘Early Writings’ continued from page 89 above confirms this;

 “I asked the angel if there were none left. He bade me look in an opposite direction, and I saw a little company traveling a narrow pathway (See; ‘Bridge of the Red Heifer’). All seemed to be firmly united, bound together by the truth, in bundles, or companies. Said the angel, "The third angel is binding, or sealing, them in bundles for the heavenly garner." This little company looked  careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts. And it appeared as if the sun had just risen from behind a cloud and shone upon their countenances, causing them to look triumphant, as if their victories were nearly won. I saw that the Lord has given the world opportunity to discover the snare.” {ER pg. 89}

When Satan appears as an angel of light, the remnant will be brought into one accord seeing the fulfillment, and the chaff will be blown out as foretold here.

‘The forms of the dead will appear, through the cunning device of Satan, and many will link up with the one who loveth and maketh a lie. I warn our people that right among us some will turn away from the faith and give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, and by them the truth will be evil spoken of.’ {LDE 171.1}

The question has been asked, Do you not believe that we should pray to the dead apostles and saints? No; for this would teach for doctrine not a "Thus saith the Lord," but the "thus saith" of the man of sin, "the son of perdition; who opposeth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."--Ms 163, 1897, pp. 8, 9. ("The Third Angel's Message," December 17, 1897.)

Everything Mrs. White proclaimed about the 3 angels message being in order (1, 2, 3) is exactly right and is what is needed to be ready for the loud cry. Ellen White clearly said the loud cry would not be ‘suspended’ on time, which is supported by this theory. The first seven kings could have come and gone in a year if God had wanted it that way, or each king could have lived in office 100 years.

The eighth king has come and the devil will soon possess him and be in power and he will be enraged against us, and after receiving the authority from the popular movement in America enforce the Sunday law in support of his message. The citizens will force the government to support him and then the protestant churches will set up the image to the beast.

‘(In those days) Rebellion against God's holy law will be fully ripe. But the true leader of all this rebellion is Satan clothed as an angel of light. Men will be deceived and will exalt him to the place of God, and deify him. But Omnipotence will interpose, and to the apostate churches that unite in the exaltation of Satan, the sentence will go forth, "Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her" [Rev. 18:8].--TM 62 (1893). {LDE 168.2}

From the Great Controversy;

“The apostle Paul warned the church not to look for the coming of Christ in his day. “That day shall not come,” he says, “except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed.” [2 Thessalonians 2:3.] Not till after the great apostasy, and the long period of the reign of the “man of sin,” can we look for the advent of our Lord. The “man of sin,” which is also styled the “mystery of iniquity,” the “son of perdition,” and “that wicked,” represents the papacy, which, as foretold in prophecy, was to maintain its supremacy for 1260 years. This period ended in 1798 (the head wound). The coming of Christ could not take place before that time. Paul covers with his caution the whole of the Christian dispensation down to the year 1798. It is this side of that time that the message of Christ’s second coming is to be proclaimed. No such message has ever been given in past ages. Paul, as we have seen, did not preach it; he pointed his brethren into the then far-distant future for the coming of the Lord. The reformers did not proclaim it. Martin Luther placed the Judgment about three hundred years in the future from his day. But since 1798 the book of Daniel has been unsealed, knowledge of the prophecies has increased, and many have proclaimed the solemn message of the Judgment near. {GC88 356.2}

The Healing of the “Deadly Wound”

"The prophecy of Revelation 13 declares that the power represented by the beast with lamb-like horns shall cause “the earth and them which dwell therein” to worship the papacy—there symbolized by the beast “like unto a leopard.” The beast with two horns is also to say “to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast;” and, furthermore, it is to command all, “both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,” to receive the mark of the beast. Revelation 13:11-16. It has been shown that the United States is the power represented by the beast with lamb-like horns, and that this prophecy will be fulfilled when the United States shall enforce Sunday observance, which Rome claims as the special acknowledgment of her supremacy. But in this homage to the papacy the United States will not be alone. The influence of Rome in the countries that once acknowledged her dominion is still far from being destroyed. And prophecy foretells a restoration of her power. “I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Verse 3. The infliction of the deadly wound points to the downfall of the papacy in 1798. After this, says the prophet, “his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Paul states plainly that the “man of sin” will continue until the second advent. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8. To the very close of time he will carry forward the work of deception. And the revelator declares, also referring to the papacy: “All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life.” Revelation 13:8. In both the Old and the New World, the papacy will receive homage in the honor paid to the Sunday institution, that rests solely upon the authority of the Roman Church. Since the middle of the nineteenth century, students of prophecy in the United States have presented this testimony to the world. In the events now taking place is seen a rapid advance toward the fulfillment of the prediction.
 {Darkness before the Dawn Pg.27}

The image to the beast.

This next quote proves that the Protestant churches are the “ten kings” who lend their power to the Papacy.

“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. (One prophetic hour equals 1/24th of a 360 day year which is 15 days)  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” Revelation 17:12, 13. As we approach the last crisis, it is of vital moment that harmony and unity exist among the Lord's instrumentalities. The world is filled with storm and war and variance. Yet under one head--the papal power--the people will unite to oppose God in the person of His witnesses. What is it that gives its kingdom to this power? Protestantism, a power which, while professing to have the temper and spirit of a lamb and to be allied to Heaven, speaks with the voice of a dragon. It is moved by a power from beneath"These have one mind." There will be a universal bond of union, one great harmony, a confederacy of Satan's forces. "And shall give their power and strength unto the beast." Thus is manifested the same arbitrary, oppressive power against religious liberty, freedom to worship God according to the dictates of conscience, as was manifested by the papacy, when in the past it persecuted those who dared to refuse to conform with the religious rites and ceremonies of Romanism.” {Mar 187.4}

“I saw that the two-horned beast (America) had a dragon's mouth, and that his power was in his head, and that the (death) decree would go out of his mouth. Then I saw the Mother of Harlots (Papacy); that the mother was not the daughters, but separate and distinct from them. She has had her day, and it is past, and her daughters, the Protestant sects, were the next to come on the stage and act out the same mind that the mother had when she persecuted the saints. I saw that as the mother has been declining in power, the daughters had been growing, and soon they will exercise the power once exercised by the mother.” 
[From the Spalding and Magan collection Page 4 Paragraph 2]

We need to understand the state of the dead to be prepared for what is soon to take place!!!

"I saw the rapping delusion—what progress it was making, and if it were possible it would deceive the very elect. Satan will have power to bring the appearance of a form before us purporting to be our relatives and friends that now sleep in Jesus. It will be made to appear as though they were present, the words they uttered while here, which we were familiar with, will be spoken, and the same tone of voice, which they had while living, will fall upon the ear. All this is to deceive the saints, and ensnare them into the belief of this delusion. 

 I saw that the saints must get a thorough understanding of the present truth, which they will have to maintain from the Scriptures. They must understand the state of the dead; for the spirits of devils will yet appear to them, professing to be beloved friends and relatives, who will declare to them that the Sabbath has been changed, and, also, other unscriptural doctrines. They will do all in their power to excite sympathy, and work miracles before them, to confirm what they declare. The people of God must be prepared to withstand these spirits with the Bible truth, that the dead know not any thing, and that they are the spirits of devils. Our minds must not be taken up with things around us, but must be occupied with the present truth, and a preparation to give a reason of our hope with meekness and fear. We must seek wisdom from on high that we may stand in this day of error and delusion. 

I saw that we must examine well the foundation of our hope, for we shall have to give a reason for it from the scriptures; for we shall see this delusion spreading, and we shall have to contend with it face to face. And unless we are prepared for it, we shall be ensnared and overcome. But if we do what we can on our part to be ready for the conflict that is just before us, God will do his part, and his all-powerful arm will protect us. He would sooner send every angel out of glory to our relief, to make a hedge about faithful souls, rather than they should be deceived and led away by the lying wonders of Satan." {ExV54 6.2}

These manifestations will continue to escalate while this eighth papal head/ king is in power, and this pope will support the apparitions proclamations and the Protestants of America will fall for the ruse. In other words Satan will appear as an angel of light to lead the whole world to perdition during the reign of this eighth king. His proclamations under Satan guidance will lead the world to perdition. Pope Francis is the Eighth king of Revelation 17 and he is being guided by Satan to lead men to worship the visions of Mary.

Since Francis has been pope...

Pope Francis continues to direct people towards his “Mary”, and he has recently said the following [Translation by Joseph Trabbic]:

 April 28, 2013 "Before concluding this celebration I would like to entrust the confirmandi and all of you to Our Lady. The Virgin Mary teaches us what it means to live in the Holy Spirit and what it means to welcome the newness of God in our life. She conceived Jesus by the work of the Spirit, and every Christian, each one of us, is called to welcome the Word of God, to welcome Jesus in ourselves and then bring him to everyone. Mary invoked the Spirit with the Apostles in the upper room: every time that we come together in prayer, we are supported by the spiritual presence of the Mother of Jesus, to receive the gift of the Spirit and to have the ability to bear witness to the risen Jesus. I say this in a special way to you who have received Confirmation today: may Mary help you to be attentive to that which the Lord asks of you, and always to live and to walk according to the Holy Spirit!… "Now in the Easter light, fruit of the Spirit, we turn together to the Mother of the Lord."

 Notice the focus and emphasis towards “Mary” as the solution and aid. As reported here earlier, the first place that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio visited outside the Vatican after becoming Pope Francis was the church dedicated to Mary. There he prayed before a statue and dedicated his pontificate to “Mary”. Pope Francis also asked that his pontificate would be consecrated to “Our Lady of Fatima”, this took place on May 13, 2013.

Furthermore, Pope Francis seems to have taken more early steps towards Marian-ism than any recent pontiff. More than ever this pope is entrusting his pontificate to the Satanic visions of Mary. He is fulfilling the prophecy of Revelation and of the Spirit of Prophecy to the letter. It is now becoming easier to see the fulfillment of these prophecies in the light of revealed truth.

Sister Ellen White warned us about these apparitions, calling them "spiritualism" and "The Wrapping"

"I saw that soon it would be considered blasphemy to speak against the rapping, and that it would spread more and more, that Satan’s power would increase, and some of his devoted followers would have power to work miracles, and even to bring down fire from heaven in the sight of men. I was shown that by the rapping and mesmerism, these modern magicians would yet account for all the miracles wrought by our Lord Jesus Christ, and that many would believe that all the mighty works of the Son of God when on earth were accomplished by this same power. I was pointed back to the time of Moses, and saw the signs and wonders which God wrought through him before Pharaoh, most of which were imitated by the magicians of Egypt; and that just before the final deliverance of the saints, God would work powerfully for His people, and these modern magicians would be permitted to imitate the work of God.
That time will soon come,(It's now here) and we shall have to keep hold of the strong arm of Jehovah; for all these great signs and mighty wonders of the devil are designed to deceive God’s people and overthrow them. Our minds must be stayed upon God, and we must not fear the fear of the wicked, that is, fear what they fear, and reverence what they reverence, but be bold and valiant for the truth. Could our eyes be opened, we should see forms of evil angels around us, trying to invent some new way to annoy and destroy us. And we should also see angels of God guarding us from their power; for God’s watchful eye is ever over Israel for good, and He will protect and save His people, if they put their trust in Him. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. {CET 170.1}
Said the angel, “Remember, thou art on the enchanted ground.” I saw that we must watch and have on the whole armor, and take the shield of faith, and then we shall be able to stand, and the fiery darts of the wicked cannot harm us. {CET 170.2}

Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary



VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oct. 13 (2013) as part of the Marian Day celebration that will involve the iconic statue of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.
“The Holy Father strongly desires that the Marian Day may have present, as a special sign, one of the most significant Marian icons for Christians throughout the world, and, for that reason, we thought of the beloved original statue of Our Lady of Fatima,” wrote Cardinal Rino Fisichella.
Cardinal Fisichella, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, made his remarks in a letter to Bishop Antonio Marto of Leiria-Fatima.
According to the Portuguese shrine’s website, the statue of Our Lady of Fatima will leave for Rome on the morning of Oct. 12 and return on the afternoon of Oct. 13. The statue normally resides in the shrine’s Little Chapel of Apparitions.
The cardinal said that “all ecclesial entities of Marian spirituality” are invited to take part in the celebration. Hundreds of movements and institutions that emphasize Marian devotion are expected to attend, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima says.
The two-day observance includes an Oct. 12 pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Peter and moments of prayer and meditation. On Oct. 13, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Square.
Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three shepherd children in the village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. She warned of violent trials in the 20th century if the world did not make reparation for sins. She urged prayer and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
At the request of Pope Francis, Cardinal Jose Polycarp, the patriarch of Lisbon, consecrated the Pope’s pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, her feast day.(End quote)

Here is the prayer Pope Francis proclaimed to Mary just recently when he dedicated the world to Mary.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, 8 December 2013

"Virgin most holy and immaculate, 
to you, the honour of our people, 
and the loving protector of our city, (Rome)
do we turn with loving trust.

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
In you there is no sin.

Awaken in all of us a renewed desire for holiness:
May the splendour of truth shine forth in our words, 
the song of charity resound in our works, 
purity and chastity abide in our hearts and bodies,
and the full beauty of the Gospel be evident in our lives.

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
In you the Word of God became flesh.

Help us always to heed the Lord’s voice:
May we never be indifferent to the cry of the poor,
or untouched by the sufferings of the sick and those in need;
may we be sensitive to the loneliness of the elderly and the vulnerability of children, 
and always love and cherish the life of every human being.

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
In you is the fullness of joy born of life with God.

Help us never to forget the meaning of our earthly journey:
May the kindly light of faith illumine our days,
the comforting power of hope direct our steps,
the contagious warmth of love stir our hearts;
and may our gaze be fixed on God, in whom true joy is found.

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
Hear our prayer, graciously hear our plea:
May the beauty of God’s merciful love in Jesus abide in our hearts,
and may this divine beauty save us, our city and the entire world.


He says Mary is the protector of their "city" Rome.
"And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."
Rev 17:18 

They have made Mary the mother of Jesus out to be the whore of Babylon. This is the stuff that is supposed to awaken our church to contend with the issue of the state of the dead. Then why is it I find no one else in the SDA church proclaiming it?

Now we will look at the history, implications, and importance of this act of Pope Francis in light of scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy.

The word "consecration" literally means ‘to associate with the sacred’. The Catholic Church believes persons, places, or things can be consecrated. A synonym for to consecrate is to sanctify; the antonym is to desecrate.

The act of consecration of cities and regions dates back at least to the 9th century, when Abbo Cernuus of Saint-Germain-des-Prés composed a poem in which he attributed the failure of the Vikings to destroy Paris in 886AD to the consecration of the city to the Virgin Mary and her protection over it. In the 17th century France was again consecrated to the Virgin Mary by Louis XIII and a number of other countries such as Portugal followed that trend.

The Lords Servant Mrs. Ellen White was shown the importance of France in prophecy.

“The war against the Bible, carried forward for so many centuries in France, culminated in the scenes of the Revolution. That terrible out breaking was but the legitimate result of Rome’s suppression of the Scriptures. It presented the most striking illustration which the world has ever witnessed of the working out of the papal policy—an illustration of the results to which for more than a thousand years the teaching of the Roman Church had been tending. The suppression of the Scriptures during the period of papal supremacy was foretold by the prophets; and the Revelator points also to the terrible results that were to accrue especially to France from the domination of the “man of sin.” {GC 266.1}

 Revelation chapter 11 prophesied of the French Revolution and the heresies that would follow. Revelation 11 also speaks of the two witnesses of the Old and New Testaments being murdered… “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified...” A whole chapter of the Great Controversy is dedicated in showing how this prophecy was fulfilled in the French Revolution.

But what set the stage for these events? (Read Chapter 15 of the Great Controversy “The bible and the French Revolution”)

Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) of whom the city of St Louis in America is named, was a French Roman Catholic priest known for his particular devotion to the Virgin Mary and the practice of consistently praying the Rosary. Montfort is considered as one of the early Marian proponents of the field of Mariology as it is known today. His most notable works regarding Marian devotions are contained in his books ‘The Secret of Mary’ and ‘the True Devotion to Mary’. These writings from Montfort set the stage for one of the bloodiest events in human history in the French Revolution, which is a precursor for the end time persecutions against the two witnesses.

 It is interesting to note that during the life of Louis de Montfort Satan began to manifest himself in apparitions in the form of Mary. The ‘Lady of Laus’ apparitions to a young shepherdess named Benoîte Rencurel between 1664 and 1718 in Saint-Étienne-le-Laus France are the first Marian apparitions approved in the 21st century by the Roman Catholic Church. The apparitions were recognized by the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church on September 18, 1665. They were approved by the Vatican on May 5, 2008. Currently, the site where the apparitions took place receives more than 120,000 pilgrims a year.

The 1917 messages from apparitions reported by three children in Fatima Portugal resulted in consecrations to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by two popes. In the messages of ‘Our Lady of Fatima’, these satanic apparitions specifically asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. Based on these messages, both popes Pius XII and John Paul II consecrated Russia and the world to the Virgin Mary.

Pope Pius XII was impressed by Montfort's work ‘God Alone’ saying it was “everything to him”. When he canonized Montfort on July 20, 1947, he said: “Remain faithful to the precious heritage which this great saint left you”.

Pius XII felt a close bond to Fatima, in that he was being made an archbishop in Rome on May 13, 1917 just as the first messages of Fatima were being reported, and that his ‘consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary’ on October 31, 1942 was during major turning points in World War II. Mariologist Gabriel Roschini wrote that this 1942 consecration of humanity to Mary can be viewed as an apex for Marian culture. In that address Pius XII consecrated not only the Catholic Church but the whole human race to the Virgin Mary for the first time, doing so as “Father of Christianity” and as “the representative of Christ”. The consecration was performed via a Portuguese radio broadcast to the residents of the surrounding villages of Fatima, and then renewed on December 8, 1942 in Rome.

Pope John Paul II made Marian devotions and consecrations a hallmark of his papacy often referring to and heavily relying on the writings of Saint Louis de Montfort. Pope JPII once recalled how as a young seminarian he "read and reread many times and with great spiritual profit" a work of de Montfort and that: "Then I understood that I could not exclude the Lord's Mother from my life without neglecting the will of God-Trinity".

According to his Apostolic Letter ‘Rosarium Virginis Mariae’, the pontiff’s personal motto "Totus Tuus" was inspired by St. Louis' doctrine of Marian devotion and total consecration, which he quoted: “…since Mary is of all creatures the one most conformed to Jesus Christ, it follows that among all devotions that which most consecrates and conforms a soul to our Lord is devotion to Mary, his Holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to her the more will it be consecrated to Jesus Christ."

The thoughts, writings, and example of St. Louis de Montfort, an example of the French school of spirituality of which they most proud of, were also singled out by Pope John Paul II encyclical ‘Redemptoris Mater’ as a distinctive witness of Marian spirituality in the Catholic tradition. In an address to the Montfortian Fathers, the pontiff also said that his reading ‘the saint's work, True Devotion to Mary’ was a "decisive turning point" in his life.

John Paul II felt a close bond to Fatima in that he was shot on the day of the feast of Fatima, May 13, 1981 in Saint Peter's Square while bending over to touch a medal of Fatima on a young spectator. He attributed his recovery to “Our Lady of Fatima”.

Then the next year on May 12, 1982 in Fatima Portugal, during Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the shrine at Fatima, Spanish priest Juan María Fernández y Krohn tried to assassinate him with a bayonet. John Paul II claimed Mary saved him again for venerating her and what he was about to do. The next day Pope John Paul II consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and said: “Consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary means drawing near, through the mother's intercession, to the very fountain of life that sprang from Golgotha. This fountain pours forth unceasingly redemption and grace. In it reparation is made continually for the sins of the world. It is a ceaseless source of new life and holiness”.

On March 25, 1984 Pope John Paul II again performed the solemn consecration of the world, and implicitly Russia, in supposed fulfillment of the prophecies of Fatima, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary before the statue of the Virgin Mary of Fatima, brought to Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City for the ceremony.

This same statue is being brought from the shrine of the ‘Little Chapel of Apparitions’ in Fatima, to Rome on the morning of the 12th of this month (Oct 2013) to be venerated by millions of people, and Pope Francis will get on his knees to consecrate the world to her. This same pope believes Mary was behind his assumption of Papal power but we know who really is behind it. Pope Francis dedicated his reign to Mary first thing after his election. He has openly asked for blessings from priests who claim to have seen apparitions of Mary.

We are now in the time of the eighth papal king of Revelation 17. This is the pope who will lead the world to perdition. We are about to see the “marvelous workings of Satan” as the Lords servant prophesied.

"When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit of God’s forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation’s iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress which prophets have described as the time of Jacob’s trouble. {5T 451}

But you are not in darkness that these deceptions should overtake you.

Here is what Pope Francis said on December 11, 2013. Also making the apparitions of Mary the center of all his attention...



Saint Peter's Square

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

(quote) "Tomorrow is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas. I would like to greet all my brothers and sisters on that continent, and I do so thinking of the Virgin of Tepeyac.
When Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego, her face was that of a woman of mixed blood, a mestiza, and her garments bore many symbols of the native culture. Like Jesus, Mary is close to all her sons and daughters; as a concerned mother, she accompanies them on their way through life. She shares all the joys and hopes, the sorrows and troubles of God’s People, which is made up of men and women of every race and nation.
When the image of the Virgin appeared on the tilma of Juan Diego, it was the prophecy of an embrace: Mary’s embrace of all the peoples of the vast expanses of America – the peoples who already lived there, and those who were yet to come. Mary’s embrace showed what America – North and South – is called to be: a land where different peoples come together; a land prepared to accept human life at every stage, from the mother’s womb to old age; a land which welcomes immigrants, and the poor and the marginalized, in every age. A land of generosity.
That is the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and it is also my message, the message of the Church. I ask all the people of the Americas to open wide their arms, like the Virgin, with love and tenderness.
I pray for all of you, dear brothers and sisters, and I ask you to pray for me! May the joy of the Gospel always abide in your hearts. May the Lord bless you, and may Our Lady be ever at your side. (End quote)

Pope Francis says; "Catholics and Muslims worship the same God".

“We must never forget that they ‘profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, who will judge humanity on the last day.’”
The pope addresses the issue in a new “Evangelii Gaudium,” an apostolic exhortation.

It’s on nearly the last page of the many thousands of words he writes.
“Our relationship with the followers of Islam has taken on great importance, since they are now significantly present in many traditionally Christian countries, where they can freely worship and become fully a part of society,”
Francis says the “sacred writings of Islam have retained some Christian teachings; Jesus and Mary receive profound veneration and it is admirable to see how Muslims both young and old, men and women, make time for daily prayer and faithfully take part in religious services.”

“Many of them also have a deep conviction that their life, in its entirety, is from God and for God,” he says.


He acknowledges, however, that countries with “Islamic tradition” are problematic.

“I ask and I humbly entreat those countries to grant Christians freedom to worship and to practice their faith, in light of the freedom which followers of Islam enjoy in Western countries,” he writes.

“Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence.” Pope Francis

God, you are so good to me for showing me these things before they happen!

Pope Francis called for the end of separation between Catholicism and Protestantism

In this Video "Bishop Tony" tells the conference of Charismatic leaders that "the protestant church is no longer" because the protest of Luther has been resolved in the signing of the Ecumenical agreement between Lutherans and Catholics in 1999. He said that there is no longer a protestant church. He also says that protestant churches who refuse to join forces with the Papacy are "spiritual racists" and that they are "against the cross".

Thank God this video has started a firestorm in the Seventh Day Adventist church. Finally people are beginning to see that we ARE in the time of the eighth king of Revelation 17, just before the mark of the Beast will be enforced!

Pope Francis Invited to Address Joint Session of Congress

Mar 13, 2014 3:06pm By Jeff Zeleny ABC News.

Pope Francis has been invited by House Speaker John Boehner to speak to a joint session of Congress.
Boehner extended the formal invitation today in a letter to the Vatican — on the one-year anniversary of his papacy — saying the Holy Father has “awakened hearts on every continent.”.

“Pope Francis has inspired millions of Americans with his pastoral manner and servant leadership, challenging all people to lead lives of mercy, forgiveness, solidarity, and humble service,” Boehner wrote. “His tireless call for the protection of the most vulnerable among us — the ailing, the disadvantaged, the unemployed, the impoverished, the unborn — has awakened hearts on every continent.”

Boehner, a Catholic, said the pope’s message “challenges people of all faiths, ideologies and political parties.”
Since Paul VI made his first papal visit to the United States in 1965, three popes have come to America. John Paul II, who came to the United States seven times, visited with every president from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton.
A pope has visited the United Nations four times, but one has never addressed the House and Senate during a joint session.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, also a Catholic, joined the speaker in his invitation.

“Whether inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, who cared for all of God’s creation, or by St. Joseph, protector of the church,” Pelosi said, “Pope Francis has lived his values and upheld his promise to be a moral force, to protect the poor and the needy, to serve as a champion of the less fortunate, and to promote love and understanding among faiths and nations.”

Congressional officials told ABC News they did not know whether Pope Francis would accept the invitation to visit Washington. It is an open-ended invitation, aides said.
“His social teachings, rooted in ‘the joy of the gospel,’ have prompted careful reflection and vigorous dialogue among people of all ideologies and religious views in the United States and throughout a rapidly changing world,” Boehner said, “particularly among those who champion human dignity, freedom, and social justice. ” 
(End Quote)

 Here in America, isn't the House and the Senate where we make laws? A bill is introduced and it goes through the mechanism, and if it's passed, it comes out a law.

In prophecy a nation “speaks” by enacting laws. In other words, the House and the Senate is where the “mouth” of America is according to prophecy. Since the pope is being asked to come speak in the House and Senate for the first time in the history of PROTESTANT AMERICA, doesn't it make sense that the lamb like beast with two horns is just about to SPEAK LIKE THE DRAGON?
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth (from the almost uninhabited, isolated land of America); and he had two horns like a lamb (separation of church and state), and he spake as a dragon.
Revelation 13:11
King James Version (KJV)

We as Seventh Day Adventists have been warning about this for 170 years! And not one pastor will officially recognize the vision God gave me that we are in the time of the Eighth King of Revelation 17, and about to go into the time of Revelation 18.

Many men of God have said it is an intriguing scenario to postulate, not one pastor has said he would support the vision.

So many people are going to be so ashamed very soon, and I pleaded for support. I begged and no one would listen.

We have been in the time of the judgment of the living since John Paul II, the Sixth King of Rev 17, when the Holy Spirit through the angels was almost fully withdrawn from unbelievers and America was permitted to be attacked, the day the four winds were being let loose, then held. (see; ‘godheldthefourwinds’ link below) September 11, 2001 was more than a day of terror, it was the day that Revelation 7 prophesied, when the cases of our living elders began to come before the Father in judgment and when the sealing of the 144,000 began. I was given ample proof over and over, I was motivated to share with every leader and pastor and minister and evangelist I could reach, and no one would listen.

Many of them laughed because I was personally wrong about undisclosed prophetic elements of the end of the Seventh Kings (Pope Benedict 16’s) reign. But I never claimed that that part of the interpretation was inspired, not once! And then they refused to listen to the newly disclosed elements after the fulfillment came and Benedict 16 retired in perfect fulfillment to the prophecy, which could only be seen in hindsight. THEY LAUGHED. 

Remember what happened in the time of Elijah? How he had the power to shut up the heavens from rain? That aint nothing compared to the mission of the 144,000 in the spirit of Elijah.
In the name of My Lord of the Sabbath and His Spirit of Prophecy…AMEN!

The 6th King, John Paul II, will be sainted soon.

The eighth king, Pope Francis is also pushing the Sainthood of John Paul II, claiming that he has done several miracles since his death, which also asserts life after death in the realm of ghosts. The Roman Catholic Church will announce on September 30 when John Paul II will become a saint, and that means the Catholic Church will begin to worship Him and proclaim a feast for this worship. John Paul II was the sixth King of Revelation 17, the one who 'is' in the vision of John. The one who I thought Satan would counterfeit to deceive the elect. Could this be the event that will bring this prophecy to pass?

 With love in the name of Jesus, brother James Tierney.

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