Christmas Is Preparing For Chist’s Second Coming (Isaiah 11)

Mac Slavo December 22, 2015

In their book Petrus Romanus, authors Tom Horn and Cris Putnam made two startling predictions. In 2012, while Pope Benedict was still in office, they predicted the occurrence of an event that had not happened for over 600 years – Benedict’s abdication of the Papacy. When Pope Benedict resigned early the following year it came as a total shock to the one billion Catholics worldwide. The two researchers, who jokingly say their inspiration was the Holy Spirit, have remained tight-lipped about how they were able to forecast an almost unprecedented event so accurately.

But as incredible of a prediction as it was, it is nothing compared to the second one Horn and Putnam put forth. The two cite a 600-year old prophecy by Saint Malachy who, through inspiration from God reportedly penned the names of the next 112 Popes in succession. As it turns out, Benedict’s resignation would lead to the eventual election of Pope Francis, the 112th person on the list. Where things get scary is that the Prophecy ends with Francis – after him Malachy listed no more successors. The prophecy itself refers to this final pope as “Petrus Romanus,” or Peter the Roman.
According to Malachy’s prophecy the world is headed into dark times:

“In extreme persecution the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman.”
“Who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible or fearsome judge will judge his people.
The End.”

Prophecy of the Popes – Attributed to St. Malachy circa 1139 A.D.

Whatever your thoughts on prophecy or prediction, Pope Francis holds incredible influence over some one billion Catholics worldwide. He is after all, the successor to Peter, the first Pope and direct disciple of Jesus Christ. So when the Pope speaks his words have serious ramifications for the Church. Within the last couple years he has already caused controversy both within the Church and the broader Christian public surrounding his thoughts on climate change, homosexual rights, and wealth distribution, with many saying that his changes to long-held doctrine could lead to the end of the Catholic Church as we know it today.

But his latest warnings could spell the literal End of Days

“It’s all a charade. The world has not understood the way of peace. The whole world is at war,” he said grimly.
We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes – all decked out – while the world continues to wage war,” he said earlier in December.
The Pontiff, who turned 79 on Thursday, elaborated on his views this weekend, telling a crowd, “While the world starves, burns, and descends further into chaos, we should realise that this year’s Christmas celebrations for those who choose to celebrate it may be their last“.
Is Pope Francis simply assessing, like many have, the dire situation around the world as it relates to economic and geo-political strife? Or is he aware that he is, in fact, destined to be the Final Pope who oversees not just the destruction of the Church, but the entire planet?

FEMA “Prepares” Texas For The Coming Chaos (Rev 6:16)

U.S. Military Drills Stoke Politics Of Suspicion In Texas

Posted: 07/12/2015 7:59 am EDT Updated: 07/12/2015 9:59 am EDT

By Jon Herskovitz
 
BASTROP, Texas, July 12 (Reuters) – To hear the conspiracy theorists tell it, a labyrinth of tunnels is being built under Walmart stores for military attacks on civilians, and an orchestrated financial crisis will lead to martial law, U.S. troops patrolling chaotic streets, and a dictatorship under President Barack Obama.These and similar tales have gained currency in recent months among a small but powerful group of anti-government Texas voters in the run-up to planned military training drills in the West and Southwest, including in the Lone Star state.
 While such views represent the fringes of American political opinion, they reflect a broader suspicion of the federal government that has run deep in Texas for years.
 
The U.S. Army Special Operations Command exercise, called Jade Helm 15, has brought these fears to a crescendo, particularly in Bastrop. Some of the exercises, scheduled from July 15 to Sept. 15, will be held in this city located east of Austin.

At an April town hall meeting in Bastrop, attendees peppered a military spokesman with pointed questions, including: “Are you planning on detaining or rounding up any American citizens?”
Rosalie Howerton, a 74-year-old retired nurse from Tyler, Texas, wrote the governor to say she was worried about the drills.

“I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t trust my government,” she said. “I don’t trust Obama. I think he is looking toward calling martial law to stop the next election from taking place.”

In an online comment about Jade Helm, Bastrop resident Josh Munyon wrote: “It’s something that the rest of the country should be worried about. They already have FEMA trains that oddly enough look like the trains that the Nazis used in ww2.”

One particular sticking point has been an Army map that lists Texas ashostileterritory.
“Such labeling tends to make people who have grown leery of federal government overreach become suspicious of whether their big brother government anticipates certain states may start another civil war or be overtaken by foreign radical Islamist elements which have been reported to be just across our border,” Louie Gohmert, a Republican congressman from Texas, said recently in a statement.
The Texas Republican Party platform has long reflected concerns over federal and international overreach, with calls for a U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations and the elimination of the Federal Reserve.

When a U.N. agency named the Alamo, the location of a famed 1836 battle in the fight for Texas Independence, a World Heritage Site earlier this month, some Texans saw the move as a prelude to an international takeover.

FRIENDS ON THE FRINGE

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command has categorically denied there is anything nefarious about the drills, saying they are training exercises, while Wal-Mart Stores Inc said there was no truth to the rumors of a tunnel network being built under its stores.

Jade Helm will be held on public and private land, with the permission of landowners. The military said Army Special Operations Forces will train in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado, with the terrain intended to replicate areas where soldiers find themselves operating overseas.

Fears from constituents, however, have drawn a response from politicians eager not to alienate right-wing voters. In a move a Dallas Morning News editorial called “cringe-worthy,” Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said he would dispatch the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm to make sure it does not impinge on Texans’ freedom.

Placating such views could pay off for Republicans, who dominate state politics and often fight their most difficult battles in primaries where campaigns typically take a hard turn to the right.
A poll from the Texas Tribune and the University of Texas showed that 39 percent of registered voters and 85 percent of the right-wing Tea Party group supported Abbott’s move on Jade Helm.
“Republican leaders don’t want to do something that antagonizes these groups to such as extent that they rally around an opponent in the Republican primary,” said Mark Jones, who chairs the Department of Political Sciences at Rice University in Houston.

“The conspiracy theories tend to get amplified in Texas because we are a large state, with very active groups.”

Despite the predictions of doom, many Bastrop residents are wary but not overly concerned.
“We support our military, and they have to train somewhere,” said Pam Ferguson, owner of the High Cotton antique store. “It might as well be here.”

And while suspicion of the drills has run rampant among customers of Crosshairs Texas, the town’s only gun store, sales there have not increased, said owner Troy Michalik.

“I don’t think we are going to wake up next week and find tanks and roadblocks and martial law,” he said. “But at the same time, that does not mean that we should not be diligent and vigilant and keep an eye about what is going on.” (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Patrick Enright and Lisa Von Ahn)

Nuclear War Is Coming (Matthew 24)

December 17, 2014  •  From theTrumpet.com
Representatives from more than 150 countries, international organizations and civil-society groups convened in Vienna on December 8 for the third Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference. “As long as the nuclear weapons exist, the risk of their use on purpose or accidentally exists too,” Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz stated in his opening remarks.

Kurtz wants to see world leaders eradicate all nuclear weapons. With over 16,000 nuclear warheads scattered around the globe, the risks of human error and cybercrime detonating a nuclear device are astronomical.

“After the Cold War, most people stopped worrying about nuclear weapons. But this is fundamentally wrong,” said Kurz.

Kurz is right: We still do need to worry about the likelihood of nuclear war.

“After the Cold War, most people stopped worrying about nuclear weapons. But this is fundamentally wrong.”
— Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz
In the lead-up to the conference, more than 120 senior political, military and diplomatic figures urged world leaders to minimize the risk of nuclear war by taking immediate action. They expressed that a potential nuclear conflict is “underestimated or insufficiently understood” by world leaders. “Tensions between nuclear-armed states and alliances in the Euro-Atlantic area and in both South and East Asia remain ripe with the potential for military miscalculation and escalation,” they noted in a letter to the Austrian foreign minister.

The dignitaries also stated, “Stockpiles of the world’s nuclear weapons and materials to produce them are insufficiently secure, making them possible targets for terrorism.” Similar to the Austrian foreign minister, these dignitaries called for the world to eliminate its nuclear weapons. They see this as the only solution to preventing a nuclear war.

Yet some nuclear nations around the world are doing the opposite.

These nations believe building up their nuclear arsenals is necessary to prevent a future war. Some national leaders believe mutually assured destruction will prevent any nation from contemplating nuclear war. And there are some nations that likely have more aggressive ambitions with such devastating weapons.

South Asian nations are the “most at risk of a breakdown in strategic stability due to an explosive mixture of unresolved territorial disputes, cross-border terrorism, and growing nuclear arsenals,” according to Gregory Koblentz, an arms control and non-proliferation expert. Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world. By 2020, Pakistan could produce 200 nuclear weapons, roughly equal to the United Kingdom’s arsenal. Pakistan’s nuclear stockpiles are far from secure.

North Korea is another volatile nation stockpiling nuclear weapons. “North Korea is presumed to have the capability of producing some four nuclear bombs per year, and it appears that the North will possess some 20 nuclear bombs by 2016,” said Siegfried Hecker, a Stanford University research professor who visited North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility in 2010.

What are the ramifications of a terrorist obtaining a nuclear weapon?Iran is another nation that aspires to become a nuclear power. The Trumpet recently reported about Iran’s continued progress toward the production of a nuclear bomb despite sanctions.

Then there is China.

What would happen if a terrorist got his hands on such a weapon? There are already claims that the Islamic State has a dirty bomb in Europe.

The reality is that one day a nuclear bomb will go off. And a whole bunch will follow. It is just a matter of when—not because a bunch of experts warn that it is a possibility, but because Bible prophecy clearly indicates it will happen.

Shortly after the end of World War ii, Herbert W. Armstrong warned about the reality of a coming nuclear war.

We might as well face the stark, ugly, horrifying truth, my friends—the world leaders know within themselves that there is no hope, so far as human effort and international agreement or organization is concerned, of preventing another war—and all know now that even this greatest of all wars (World War ii) will have been but child’s play by comparison. We have engines of destruction now which can annihilate humanity from this Earth—stamp out all human life!

Shortly after the end of World War II, Herbert W. Armstrong warned about the reality of a coming nuclear war. Today, it is just as Christ said it would be: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved [alive—Moffatt translation]: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22).

But Christ will intervene to save mankind from himself and bring an end to man’s misrule over man. Christ will usher in a time of peace—a time world leaders can only dream about. Soon, nuclear weapons will be extinct—but not before this world has learned some very painful lessons. Nuclear war is coming.

ISIS Coming To Pakistan

Islamic State Coming to Pakistan

ISIS-terrorists

In Pakistan, support for the Islamic State is growing more visible. Elements of the Taliban, which all but controls small areas of the country, are openly giving a nod to their ideological kinship with the terrorist organization that has cut a path of destruction across large areas of Iraq and Syria. A spokesman for the Pakistan Taliban, Shahidullah Shahid, recently stated “I pledge allegiance to the Caliph of Muslims, [ISIS leader] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.” The statement highlights a measure of internal strife, however; Shahid, it has been reported, was not speaking for the Taliban as a whole and the organization had apparently disowned him, following the remarks. An unnamed Taliban commander told Reuters “He used our name and tried to make it big news in the media.” As military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan continue to weaken the organization, there are growing fears that it could be vulnerable to a takeover by ISIS.

The swift gains made by the Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq – and the rapid swelling of its ranks – caught western nations off guard. Afghanistan, a barely functioning state, and Pakistan, are both vulnerable to the spreading influence of ISIS. Speaking to the AFP news agency, security analyst Amir Rana said “ISIS is becoming the major inspiration force for both violent and non-violent religious groups in the region.”

Pro-ISIS propaganda leaflets have surfaced in the northwest of Pakistan and slogans supporting the Islamic State have been spray-painted on walls even in Karachi. Taliban leaders both in Pakistan and in neighboring Afghanistan have signaled their support for the Islamic State, although they appear to have broken ranks in order to do so. A loose federation of radical Islamist organizations in Pakistan, known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has sent large numbers of fighters to Syria and it is feared that those who return may spread the Islamic State’s message and provide inspiration for further radicalization. According to Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi, a political analyst writing in The Express Tribune, some radical factions in Pakistan have even taken to using the name ‘Islamic State Movement.’

In Afghanistan, the black flag adopted by the Islamic State was raised recently in the Ghazni province as fighters identified with ISIS joined a Taliban offensive against several villages.

Although authorities in Pakistan have struck an optimistic note on operations against the Taliban and other radical groups, the country’s United Nations Ambassador sounded the alarm in an address to the UN Security Council on October 21. “We must all, collectively, oppose and defeat its evil ideology of ‘hate, murder and destroy’,” said Masood Khan. “We must remain united in our fight against this new face of terrorism and violent extremism.” Other Pakistani officials, however, believe that the Taliban’s attempt to create a ‘merger’ with ISIS is little more than an attempt to remain relevant, as Pakistan’s security forces continue to weaken Taliban control in the tribal northwest.

Pakistan has an arsenal of nuclear weapons, making it a potentially tempting target for the Islamic State. Whether the Taliban would welcome the presence of ISIS or resist it continues to be a subject for speculation.