This week’s Prophecy Weekly is dominated by the snakes and vipers. Who are they?!? Read the two articles regarding St. Patrick’s Day to understand which people are spoken of as snakes. Did St. Patrick drive snakes out of Ireland, or bring them in? Find out for yourself, then consider if there are still snakes deceiving people to eat of the wrong tree!
Wars and rumors of wars did not dominate mainstream media, but they should have! The war in Afghanistan reached 6,000 days on March 11th, continuing as the longest US war with no end in sight. Firefights continue in Niger and the Syrian war continues to result in significant civilian deaths and homelessness. What does God think of all this violence? His actions have been prophesied all the way back in Genesis!
The story goes that serpents attacked Patrick during a 40 day fast he was undertaking on top of a hill. So, he chased all the serpents of Ireland into the sea with his staff. Of course, all evidence suggests that there were no literal snakes in Ireland long before Patrick arrived in 432AD. This is a weak attempt to connect Patrick with Moses and Aaron’s battle against Pharaoh’s magi in Exo 7:8-13. Many sources interpret this as a metaphor regarding Patrick driving paganism out of Ireland. But let’s consider, what did Patrick really do?
What did Patrick really do?
“Familiar with the Irish language and culture, Patrick chose to incorporate traditional ritual into his lessons of Christianity instead of attempting to eradicate native Irish beliefs. For instance, he used bonfires to celebrate Easter since the Irish were used to honoring their gods with fire. He also superimposed a sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that veneration of the symbol would seem more natural to the Irish.” History.com.
Patrick didn’t drive out paganism but meshed it with Christianity. Just as Pope Gregory I later instructed in 601AD and the Catholic Church has done since it’s inception. For more on the history of “St. Patrick” go here.
Adaptation and Accommodation
“From the beginning the Catholic Church had proved itself adaptable and flexible in its dealings with heathens.” “There was division within the Church over the issue of how far missionaries should compromise with pagan customs in order to win converts; the Jesuits led the movement for accommodation and adaptation. Citing the early Christian and medieval practices of …Gregory I, the Jesuits struggled to win over the rest of the Church.” Early Jesuit Missionaries: A Suggestion for Further Study by PETER DUIGNAN
Jesus refers to the Pharisees as those who look good on the outside but within are full of lies, wickedness and deceit. Just as the Catholic Church since its inception has incorporated paganism into its doctrine while purporting to serve God. They look good on the outside but within are full of the dead, both physically and spiritually.
Matt 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within you are full of deceit and wickedness.
Matt 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like unto whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
Jesus also refers to the Pharisees as serpents and vipers.
Matt 23:29-33 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! … You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Patrick is credited with driving the serpents out of Ireland when in fact he brought them in!
For the pontifex, this month has been a doozie. Three incidents highlight the hypocrisy of the Vatican on the World stage.
Wealth of Catholic Inc. in Australia, Insurers Pay Abused
One of the first detailed investigations into the overall wealth of the Catholic church has just been completed in Australia. The conservative estimate values the Church in Australia alone at a whopping $30 Billion. Yes, Billion with a B. At the same time, Francis came out asking for retired prelates to live more simply and to shun power. $30Billion dollars buys a lot of power. The pontifex has asked US donors for $25 Million to back a loan for a scandal-plagued hospital in Rome. The donors should tell Francis to pay for it himself! If the church is worth $30 Billion in Australia, how much is it worth in the rest of the world?!
On Wednesday, February 14th it happened to be Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent and the culmination of Carnival, filled with pagan festivities. It was also Valentine’s Day, another pagan ritual. On that same afternoon a disturbed young man walked into a school and shot and killed 17 people and wounded 15 in what is now being called “one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history.” Trump calls it a “terrible violence, hatred and evil.” In other words, Great Tribulation! “Copycat” threats are now being made to schools all around the nation. “How should one chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight except their Rock has sold them…?” This is all Madness of Mind!
The suspect went to his former school and pulled a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle out of his backpack. This rifle is marketed as the “Crusader,” and comes with a biblical verse from Psalm of David, 144, etched in it: “”Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
Violence in America is on the rise. This week another school shooting occurred in Florida bringing the year’s mass shooting death toll to 21. There have been eight school shootings in 2018 or just over one per week. With that trend and 45 weeks still to go in the year, what are the leaders of the US doing to deter the next 1, 5 or 45 school shootings? Nothing. The leaders are giving lip service to God while encouraging violence. Let’s look at how.
Oh what a time of pure chaos and confusion! This day for instance, Ash Wednesday, a day of “penance and prayer” for “Christians” to remember their mortality because after all: “from dust thou art and to dust thou shalt return” Coincidentally, it happens to land on Valentine’s Day, a day of indulgent love and sexual rituals with all the candy, surf and turf, cakes and goodies and wine you can eat and drink. What a contradiction! What are you gonna do? The Lenten period is supposed to be a time of penance, abstinence and fasting. The truth of the matter is that it’s all worthless paganism! Just leave it alone.
Have you ever wondered what Valentine’s day is all about? Who is Valentine? Why is this considered a “holy” day? Why do people feel the need to purchase billions of dollars’ worth of gifts annually to show their love for one another? Who is Cupid? What is the significance of the arrow? Why do we associate a naked little boy with “love”?
Origin of Valentine’s day
The practice of Valentine’s day originated in Rome with the feast of Lupercalia. This was the fertility celebration named for Lupa, the she-wolf who suckled the founders of Rome. In this fertility worship practice inebriated males sacrifice a goat to Venus, wear it’s skin and go through town whipping women with a short strip of leather dipped in blood to promote fertility.
Why is Cupid associated with Valentine’s day? Cupid is said to be the son of Venus, the goddess of love, and Mars – the god of war. Cupid is always represented as a naked little boy holding a bow and an arrow. The various entities associated with cupid are young boys. In light of the current sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Organization, it would be wise to stay away from any practice which focuses on young boys and their homosexual relationships with grown men outside of their family.
What is love?
All these symbols have one thing in common, and there is a logical explanation to their association with the heart, February 14, and idolatry. None of which have anything to do with real love. God’s word says that God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. (1 Jn 4:16)
For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His commandments are not a burden. (1 Jn 5:13) The last line in this chapter is: “Little children keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” There is a close association between love, God, keeping his commandments and staying away from idols.
The commandments of God are clear so that no one will miss the point. The point is that God is a jealous God and does not tolerate the worship of other gods. You might think that as long as you don’t bow down to an idol that means you don’t worship a foreign god. If you keep the traditions of idolaters, you are worshiping their gods – no matter what you call it.
Some think the mass killings and violence that are taking place recently in the United States are due to the second amendment of the U. S. Constitution, which gives citizens the right to bear arms. The original intent of this right was to have a citizenry willing and able to defend the country from foreign invaders if need be. This right is being sabotaged by foreign invaders. As the debate over gun laws continues, sales have soared. Every mass shooting incident has become a “good for business” opportunity so it might be considered a false flag. As “what manner of man the ruler of the city is, such are they that dwell therein.”
An article dated January 5, 2016, Guns in the US: The statistics behind the violence, points out that “The US spends more than a trillion dollars per year defending itself against terrorism…” Taking a look at the US military budget we find: “The U.S. military budget is $824.6 billion. That’s the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 which covers the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Military spending is the second largest federal government expenditure. U.S. military spending is larger than the next nine countries combined.” Over the last ten-year period it adds up to over $7 Trillion! The current National Debt of the US is already over $21 Trillion which comes out to over $63,000 per citizen just in National Debt. They boast of being the “most powerful nation on earth” but who are they afraid of? Continue reading “Violence in America: Who Profits?”
In the recently published Guardian’s list of the 100 best non-fiction books, the King James Bible comes in right under the wire at the 100 spot! Amazing! The English-speaking, Anglo-Saxon peoples on both sides of the pond are enamored with the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. And why not? It’s their heritage! In fact the Bible is the best-selling and most widely distributed book of all time. Jerome’s Catholic Vulgate version was the first to be printed on the Gutenberg printing press introduced into the “Holy Roman Empire” around 1440 AD. It actually put the axe to the roots of Roman Catholicism since it has nothing to do with idolatrous Rome. The authorized King James Version was published in 1611 AD addressed to God’s people, the descendants of Israel. Many people have lost their lives and had unspeakable things done to them (i.e. The Inquisition) over this book throughout history.
The article states: “The first New England settlements always championed the use of the Geneva Bible, a text that appealed to separatist congregations. However, by a remarkable paradox, towards the end of the 17th century, the King James Bible had come to be treasured as much by Americans as by the British.”
Is December 25th a celebration of the birth of Jesus?
The Plain Truth about Christmas
The following is a quote from, “The Plain Truth About Christmas”: The New Shaff-Herzog Encylopedia of Religious knowledge explains it clearly, in its article “Christmas”: “How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (December 25th) following the Saturnalia (Dec 17-24), and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the ‘new sun’ cannot be accurately determined. Continue reading “Jesus NOT born December 25th”