The False Prophet - Part 2

"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down
from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."  (Revelation 13:13)

   
In The Keys Of This Blood, the top biography of John
Paul II, Catholic insider Malachi Martin clearly states that
the Pope believes there will be "a direct intervention by God in
those four regions of the world, with Russia as its focal point and
all other regions of man's earth profoundly affected by that focused
intervention."29. This is a significant admission, for in
it we see that the Pope has the prophetic expectation of a miraculous
movement into human history by God. Indeed, John Paul believes that
when this involvement of God occurs in the near future, mankind will
move upwards into a new age.

   
The question is, which "God" is the one that will be moving
through the Pope - the Catholic version of the Lord, or
the true father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the one that
is documented in the Holy Bible?

    In Malachi Martin's words, this new age will begin because of "John
Paul's reliance on a heavenly intervention, the evocation of an
utterly new state of consciousness in all mankind."30.
The Bible speaks of this "intervention" in the form of a series of
miracles - except the individual that is at the center of this
supernatural activity is the False Prophet - and the one he
receives his power from is actually the great red dragon spoken of in
Revelation.31.

   
There are further proofs that are a bit more subtle in the
scriptures that help us to identify this False Prophet. The text tells
us "that he had two horns like a lamb."32. This imagery
of the two horns associates him with the goddess religion, for a
recurring name found in the Old Testament relating to her worship is
the place Ashteroth Karnaim - which means Ishtar of the
Two Horns. The two horns are connected with the worship of Isis,
the Egyptian Fertility goddess, whose worship was manifested in Old
Testament times when the Israelites made an image of her in the form
of a golden calf with two horns. In short, the False Prophet must
revere the Goddess. (for more on the Goddess connection, see The Queen
Of Heaven & The Fallen Stars, Apocalypse Chronicles Vol V #1).

   
This connection between the False Prophet and Ishtar,
the Babylonian goddess, is also seen in the title of the apostate
church that is headed by the False Prophet. Revelation describes this
religion as "Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots,"33.
clearly marking the association with the Babylonian mystery religions
in general, and the goddess religion in particular.

   
The current Pope, John Paul II is widely known for his
unprecedented adoration of Mary - the Catholic version of the Queen
of Heaven
. In his own book On The Threshold Of Hope,
Karol Wojtyla writes that "During the Second World War, while I was
employed as a factory worker, I came to be attracted to Marian
devotion." Later he writes that:

"I rediscovered Marian piety, this time with a deeper
understanding...Totus Tuus (I am completely yours, O Mary) is the
motto you chose for your papacy...I think what I have said
sufficiently explains the Marian devotion of the present Pope and,
above all, his attitude of total abandonment to Mary - his Totus
Tuus."34.

    This word "abandonment" means to be completely given over to
something. This act is described in scripture, and ironically it is
placed in the context of the ancient Israelites reverting to their
pagan goddess worship. The martyr Stephen tells us that
when the Israelites backslid and worshiped the Golden Calf with the
Two Horns
, "Then God turned, and gave them up to
worship the host of heaven...."35.

   
While most Catholics chafe at the idea that Mary has been elevated
to the status of a goddess, formal church policy now has her as born
sinless, perpetually a virgin, ascended to heaven, and encompassing
the entire Trinity. Every one of these doctrines is complete
blasphemy. Indeed, one of John Paul II's encyclicals is entitled Redemptoris
Mater
- which can be rendered the redemptive mother. The
Bible, of course, clearly contradicts all this nonsense and pointedly
tells us there is only one redeemer - and His name is Jesus
Christ.

    The fact is, the Pope believes that Mary will be the
supernatural agent of God's intervention in these last days. Quoting
again from his authorized biography, John Paul believes that his
entire life "has been preparation for the signal role he firmly
believes Mary will one day play in bringing into visible existence the
geopolitical structure he has made his goal. He bases this expectation
on a georeligious event in which Mary figures as the instrument
of divine providence. God, through Mary, he believes, has already
forewarned the nations and predicted that geopolitical outcome."36.

   
The involvement of Mary in the False Prophet's prophetic program
is crucial on another level. Mary is the only bridge between Islam,
Judaism, and Christianity. While modern Jews hold Mary in high
regard because history records her as a very special Jewish virgin,
Mary is revered in a very low-profile fashion in Protestant circles as
well. She is, for example, the subject of several hymns found in
Methodist songbooks - to say nothing of her presence in every
Christian nativity scene. Mary looms large every Christmas.

   
What is truly remarkable is that she is actually mentioned 34 times
in the Koran - the holy book of the Moslem faith. Furthermore, the
Moslems are responding to the Marian apparitions in a big way. Life
Magazine recently noted the fact that, as a result of the
miraculous apparitions,
there are "large numbers of Muslims
making pilgrimages to Christian Marian shrines...."37.

    Revelation tells us that the False Prophet "exerciseth all the
power of the first beast before him..."38. Since I have
already shown that the first beast is descriptive of the world
government system, it seems the False Prophet will enjoy the
same degree of power as the Antichrist and his political
system. Pope John Paul II believes "...the success of his papal
participation in the endgame depends on an event whose timing and
occasion he is powerless to determine, and the nature of which he
cannot in any way influence or fashion. Without that event, he will be
impotent just at the height of the endgame. Backed up by that event, he
cannot but emerge as the most powerful man alive in his time."39.

    John Paul II believes that God's move to intervene in history
will be a miracle at the hands of Mary, and he will be her
instrument. The Bible tells us that the False Prophet will be the
focal point of the miraculous activity of Satan during the
tribulation. It further tells us that he is able to "deceiveth them
that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he
had power to do...."40.

    The Bible says the False Prophet will publicly make "fire come
down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."41.
John Paul II's Catholic biographer says "He is waiting, rather for
an event that will fission human history, splitting the immediate past
from the oncoming future. It will be an event on public view in the
skies...It will particularly involve our human sun...."42.

    The Bible says the False Prophet "had power to give life unto the
image of the beast...."43. History records that when his
native Poland became formally "consecrated" by the Catholic church
to the virgin Mary, it was said "...the overall animator of
the spirit
of this national dedication was Karol Wojtyla (John
Paul II)."44.

   
While I will cover the specifics of "the image of the beast"
in greater detail in little while, at this juncture I will say
that the image has multiple layers of fulfillment - just like every
other aspect of prophecy. The stubborn recurrence of the goddess
motif in the total history of man's religious endeavors deeply
impacts the final manifestation of apostate religion. As I have
repeatedly stated in several issues of the Apocalypse Chronicles,45.
the worship of the goddess was always the primary focal point
of ancient apostacy.

    The most obvious foreshadowing of the Antichrist, the False
Prophet, and the Image of the Beast is found in the Old Testament
account of Daniel and the great statue of Nebuchadnezzar. In
addition to the idolatry associated with worshiping this early
manifestation of the �image of the beast,' Nebuchadnezzar's
great statue is embedded with the number of the beast

666.
The text tells us the statue's "height was threescore cubits (60),
and the breadth thereof six cubits..."46. even as
the worship was triggered by the playing of six instruments,
"...the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer...."47.

    I have long believed the statue to be female. Each verse that
actually references the great image uses gender neutral language, e.g.
"he set it up in the plain of Dura...."48.
Prophecy students have universally assumed the great image is the same
one that Nebuchadnezzar had dreamed about in the previous chapter
(golden head, silver arms, etc), but the text doesn't tell us that.
Furthermore, we now know that Nebuchadnezzar was an initiate of the Babylonian
goddess cult
of Ishtar, for certain historical
accounts tell us he was a student of her cult in his youth.49.

    This perfectly fits the description of the apostate religious
movement of the end times that Revelation describes as "Mystery,
Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of
the earth."50.

   
The feminine nature of the harlot religion, coupled with the
female imagery from the book of Daniel, implies the image has a
feminine connotation. When we realize that the goddess worship is the
central identifying component of the False Prophet, we can make
certain predictions based on this prophetic understanding.

   
We know that the False Prophet will perform miracles. We know that
the Pope expects miracles to occur through him - but his
expectation relates to a supernatural version of the virgin Mary. The
widespread miracles found in Catholicism all center on Mary -
apparitions, bleeding icons, crying statues, and even the famous "3
secrets" given by an apparition of Mary to the children at Fatima,
Portugal in 1917.

    We know from the Bible that the final deception of the Antichrist
and the False Prophet will involve "great signs, and wonders...to
seduce, if it were possible, even the elect."51. The
Bible vividly describes the Antichrist deception concerning "...him,
whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs
and lying wonders."52.

   
Based on all of these facts, we can say with certainty that we will
see the supernatural intrusion of Satan in the form of miracles that
will be attributed to Mary. Furthermore, her presence will be seen as
that of a goddess intervening in human affairs. She will be
characterized as the same spiritual entity that was present in
antiquity under the names Isis, Ishtar, Ashtaroth, etc. Her human
agency will be the Pope, who will be her exclusive spokesperson
on the earth.

   
New Age teachers of every stripe have long assigned a female flavor
to the spiritual forces they are encountering - many of them
identifying this power as the virgin Mary. Others simply believe they
are receiving communications from spirits, angels, extraterrestrials,
and other beings. For example, an American woman named Patricia Ann
Meyer
claims to be receiving instruction from a female
entity she has dubbed the Angel of North America. Whitley
Streiber
, whose writings have resulted in two major motion
pictures, claims to have been repeatedly abducted by a female
extraterrestrial he has identified with Isis - the
Egyptian goddess. In Georgia, a woman claims to have channeled the
virgin Mary on the same day everyday for the last nine years.

    Even the Trinity Broadcasting Network's Jan Crouch
has had a visitation from "Mary." On a trip to St Petersburg,
Russia, Mrs Crouch saw "a very beautiful lady with long dark
hair...but when we turned back, our lady was gone!" The use of the
phrase, "our lady," clearly shows the TBN intent to identify the
mysterious woman as Mary. Indeed, the TBN newsletter recounting this
story concludes with "I will ever know that God sent this heavenly
visitor to us...."53.

   
In spite of his obviously unbiblical worship of the virgin Mary, the
Pope
has been able to draw vast sectors of what was once
considered Protestant Christianity under his aegis. For
example, when the Pope came to America for the Catholic sponsored World
Youth Day, his agenda was accepted by numerous famous contemporary
Christian musicians including Michael W Smith, DC Talk, Boyz To Men,
and DeGarmo and Key. Major figures like Amy Grant and Kathy Troccolli
have already shown public leanings towards reverencing the False
Prophet. Even the Calvary Chapel based Maranatha
Singers played for the Pope on his highly publicized trip to
Denver for the Youth Day festivities. The message these and others
sent through their attendance is the Pope is one with us. In short,
they're saying Catholicism is Christian.

   
One last point should be addressed here. In virtually every case
where individuals are receiving communiques from Mary, the one
constant is the imminent "chastisement" of the planet because of
the sins of man. Each of the various Marioloters that are supposedly channeling
her teachings are all saying the same thing. In his Marian book,
writer Michael H Brown tells us Mary said "...what was given
to me is that the chastisement will come. It must come.
It is coming."54. From Medjugorje, Yugoslavia we have
Mary speaking through Marija Pavlovic: "The world has been drawn
into a great whirlpool."55.

   
The chastisement, and how to survive it, is in view
in this Marian instruction channeled by Veronica Lueken of
Bayside, New York:

"The war of the spirits accelerates. You will soon understand
that the Eternal Father has now taken away all restraint, and you will
all be now subjected to the great test."56. In the famous
vision of LaSalette in 1846, the apparition of "Mary" said "The
earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds in addition to plague
and famine which will be wide-spread. There will be a series of wars
until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten Kings of the
Antichrist...the children of my faith, my true followers, they will
grow in their love for God...I shall fight at their side until they
reach a fullness of years."57.

    In 1973, in a channeled communication to Rev Stefano Gobbi,
"Mary" supposedly said "The time has come when my Immaculate
Heart must be glorified by the Church because, in these times of the
apostasy, of the purification and of the great tribulation, my
Immaculate Heart is the only refuge and the way which leads you to the
God of salvation and of peace."58.

   
In the Arkansas based Marian newspaper, A Call To Peace, the
apparitions are channeled through a Catholic woman named Cyndi Cain.
In these communications, "Mary" repeatedly warns of the
chastisement to come: "Behold, I solemnly tell you that man-made
disasters shall occur simultaneously with natural disasters. Soon
there shall be the economic collapse, which shall give rise to the one
world government...The signs of warning, of chastisement
shall continue."59. Even the title of a recent Catholic
book on prophecy carries the key word. It's entitled "Catholic
Prophecy: The Coming Chastisement."

   
Catholic visionary Veronica Lueken, of the Our
Lady of the Roses ministry, in a writing entitled The Great
Chastisement, channels Mary with the following:

"I have spoken to you of the BALL OF REDEMPTION to meet with much
speculation from souls, I shall explain now, how this will come about.
The ball will descend from the atmosphere of your earth: it will be
from the heavens; it will not be man-made; it will be part of the
universe."60.

   
I've covered this in considerable detail because it's crucial
that we see that every one of these messages is teaching that
during the "chastisement," Mary will be present with her
followers to help them to survive. Because of these intense and
continual warnings of this chastisement, Catholics in general, and
Marians in particular, are expecting to find themselves in the
tribulation in the near future. Furthermore, they are expecting to get
their marching orders as to how to cope with the unprecedented
destruction from Mary.

   
Conversely, millions of evangelical Christians are "betting the
ranch" on being raptured - before the tribulation begins.
Millions of Christians who have no concept of what they are facing
because they have steadfastly refused to hear what the Holy Spirit has
been telling them through the plain teaching of scripture, are
completely unprepared for the great deception that is now in their
very own ranks.

   
The teen-age Christians listen and dance to Christian rock -
secure that they will be evacuated before the turmoil begins. They
read books like The Kingdom Of God Is A Party by apostate "Christian"
professor Tony Campolo. The middle-aged family Christians are
largely debt-laden as they seek the cares of this world - but at
least they "know" they won't die for their faith - or so they've
been taught. They read books like Jesus Was A Millionaire by
prosperity teacher Oral Roberts. The elderly are the closest to
the truth as a few of them remember the Great Depression - but those
that were around in that period are fading fast.

   
Others have taken a theological retreat from the pre-tribulational
rapture inconsistencies and turned to Preterism - the
view that Christ actually did return (spiritually) in 70 AD.
Incredibly, that view is gaining momentum. And of course, there are
the Amillennialists and the Post-Millennialists that hold the church
will take control of the world and therefore usher in the spiritual
millennial reign of Christ. These two views were originated by
Catholic theologians centuries ago.

   
The ironic thing is these demonically "channeled" messages from
Mary predicting that the entire world will soon find themselves in the
tribulation period are true - even as many scripturally
derived (albeit incorrect) doctrines within evangelical protestant
circles are false! The trap is set. When rapturist oriented
Christians, Preterists, Post-Millennialists, sound asleep
denominational believers, Eastern orthodox members, and Catholics
around the planet suddenly find themselves in a catastrophic world
dominated by miraculous moves from a goddess figure named Mary,
they will invariably be snared in the great deception.

   
The Bible has given us all the information we need. The Pope of
Rome is the False Prophet. His global rise to a preeminent
position among all churches will depend on the near term
intervention of Satan - masquerading as Mary. After
the tribulation begins and "Mary" arrives, John Paul II, or perhaps a
subsequent Pope, will in
turn embrace the global political figure that will then be in control
of world government through the authority of the United Nations. And
it will all occur in the extremely near future.

   
Christians everywhere are now being told we can trust the Pope.
They're being told that Catholicism is simply another denomination.
They're being conditioned towards a reunion between Protestants and
Catholics - with the Polish pretender the source of leadership. When
Mary moves in, the Pope will be her spokesperson and the spiritual
door will be sealed shut.

   
Everyone believes their church couldn't possibly be in
error, when in fact, ALL churches are in error - with the
exception of the collective remnant body of Christ. Remember the key
to survival is a desperate act - a total commitment to the truth,
regardless of the consequences. No matter how unpleasant that truth
is, our eternal destiny depends on our willingness to embrace the
unpopular truth. The truth is Jesus Christ -
and His exclusive salvation that is apart from all churches,
denominations, sects, or any other institution.

   
The truth is, far more "believers" are going to fall into the
final deception than anyone expects. Vast number of professing "Christians"
are already in it. Every person needs to look deeper into their
Bible to make sure that they haven't been misled. You cannot trust
your Christian books. You cannot trust your favorite Christian
musician. You cannot trust your favorite radio host. You cannot trust
your pastor. You cannot trust your pastor's pastor.

   
You can only trust Jesus Christ personally. The
only way to know His truth is to study your Bible intensely and to
fervently seek Christ for the truth in the power of His Holy Spirit.
You cannot afford to do any less.

"For this cause God shall send them strong delusion that
they should believe a lie...And with all deceivableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the
love of the truth, that they might be saved."61.

January 13, 2003 - James Lloyd

Copyright © 2003 Christian Media Network

See Also

The False Prophet

The False Prophet And The Image Of The Beast

The Sand And The Sea DVD

The Sand And The Sea Book

Footnotes

29. The Keys Of this Blood, Malachi Martin, page 351

30. ibid., page 456

31. Revelation
13:2, 11

32. Revelation 13:11

33. Revelation 17:5

34. On The Threshold Of Hope, Pope John Paul II, page 212

35. Acts
7:41, 42

36. The Keys Of This Blood, page 515, emphasis mine

37. Life Magazine, December 1996, page 60

38. Revelation 13:12

39. The Keys Of This Blood, page 483, emphasis mine

40. Revelation 13:14

41. Revelation 13:13

42. Keys Of This Blood, page 639

43. Revelation 13:14

44. Keys Of This Blood, page 575

45. The Queen Of Heaven & The Fallen Stars - AC Vol 5 #1

46. Daniel 3:1

47. Daniel 3:5

48. Daniel 3:1

49. Ramses II & His Time, Immanuel Velikovsky

50. Revelation 17:5

51. Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:22

52. II Thessalonians 2:9

53. Praise The Lord Newsletter, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Oct
1996

54. The Final Hour, MH Brown page 199

55. Caritas of Birmingham, English translation of Pavlovic from the
book Words of Heaven, 2/17/84

56. Our Lady Of The Roses, June 18, 1980, Bayside New York

57. A Call To Peace, The Warnings of Our Lady of LaSalette

58. To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons, S Gobbi, 1973, page
643,644, allegedly received from Mary in Milan 76/3/89

59. A Call To Peace, Bella Vista AR, 8/9/93

60. The Great Chastisement, Veronica Lueken, Our Lady of the Roses,
Bayside New York

61. II Thessalonians
2:11, 10

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