Thieves have been found red handed in the “Temple” having stolen billions of dollars that don’t belong to them. Priests who are money-lovers rather then lovers of God. Wolves in Sheep’s clothing who feed and clothe themselves of the flock of God but do not feed His flock. What can they expect but retribution from God Himself! It has been written of since the very beginning, and commanded, “You shalt not steal.” These priests do not know their Creator and bow down to lifeless images. Their foot has been caught in a snare exposing their real intent and who they really are. The prophet Enoch prophesied of them many years ago.
“And there came one of the seven … and talked with me, saying to me, Come here; I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication…”Revelation 17:1-2
“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 fornication/idolatry: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints/Holy Ones, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration…”Revelation 17:3-6
“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 demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication/idolatry, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed/become rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you are not partakers of her sins and that you do not receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously… for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow…
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, and cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
And the fruits that your soul lusted after are departed from you and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from you, and you shall find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought…”Revelation 18
Unclean and Hateful Birds
“Why did Moses say you shall not eat of … the eagle, nor the hawk; nor the crow, …? Answer, that in the spiritual sense, he comprehended three doctrines that were to be gathered from there. Besides which he says to them in the book of Deuteronomy, ‘I will give My statutes to this people.’ Therefore it is not the command of God that they should not ‘eat’ these things; but Moses in the spirit spoke to them…
Neither says he, shall you eat the eagle, nor the hawk, nor the crow; that is you shall not keep company with such kind of men as do not know how by their labor and sweat to get themselves food: but injuriously ravish away the things of others; and watch how to lay snares for them; when at the same time they appear to live in perfect innocence.”Epistle of Barnabas 9:1-4
“For among My people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich… Shall I not visit/avenge for these things? saith the Lord: shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
An astonishing and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their own means/power; and My people love to have it so: but what will you do in the end thereof?”Jeremiah 5:26-31
‘Vengeance is Mine’, saith the LORD God of Israel
“You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor/brother as yourself: I am the Lord.”Leviticus 19:18
“To Me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. For the Lord shall judge His people, and avenge Himself for His servants, when He sees that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left. And He shall say, ‘Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trust, which did eat the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you and be your protection.
See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. If I whet My glittering sword and My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to My enemies, and will reward them that hate Me.
Rejoice, O ye nations, with His people: for He will avenge the blood of His servants, and will render vengeance to His adversaries, and will be merciful unto His land, and to His people.”Deuteronomy 32:35-43
A Den of Robbers and Thieves
“Has this house, which is called by My Name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord… Do you not see what they do…? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. Do they provoke Me to anger? saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?”Jeremiah 7:11-19
A House of Merchandise for the Wicked
“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said to them, It is written, ‘My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.’”Jesus – The Gospel of Matthew 21:12-13
“The Jews’ Passover at hand, Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said to them that sold doves, ‘Take these things out of here and do not make my Father’s house an house of merchandise.’”Jesus – The Gospel of John 2:13-17
A House of Prayer for the Righteous
“Also the sons of the stranger that join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, and to love the Name of the Lord, to be His servants, every one that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of My Covenant; Even them will I bring to My Holy Mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon My altar; for My house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. The Lord God which gathers the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.”Isaiah 56:6-8
Greedy Dogs in the House of Prayer
“All you beasts of the field, come to devour… His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his own gain, from his quarter. ‘Come ye’, say they, ‘I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.’”Isaiah 56:9
Wicked Shepherds in the House
Ezekiel spoke of these: “And the Word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say to them, Thus saith the Lord God to the shepherds; ‘Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat, and you clothe yourselves with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you do not feed the flock. The diseased you have not strengthened, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought again that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty you have ruled them.
And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yes, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the Word of the Lord; As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did the shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and have not fed My flock;
Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the Word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require My flock at their hand and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.”
“I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.”Ezekiel 34:1-16
The Good Shepherd
“The thief comes not but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep.
The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep. I am the Good Shepherd and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”Jesus – Gospel of John 10:11-16
“I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel.”Jesus – The Gospel of Matthew 15:24
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;”Isaiah 61:1-2; Jesus – The Gospel of Luke 4:17-22
Babylon is Fallen! is Fallen!
“Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against the Lord. Shout against her round about: she has given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the Lord: take vengeance upon her; as she has done, do unto her.
Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.”Jeremiah 50:13-15
“My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace. All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, ‘We do not offend, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.’
Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks. For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain. And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied,’ saith the Lord. ‘Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of My heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;’”Jeremiah 50:6
“And as for you, O My flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats… Therefore thus saith the Lord God to them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and the lean cattle. Because you have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad; Therefore I will save My flock and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even My servant of David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and My servant of David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. (Matthew 25:31-46)
I will make with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about My Mountain a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the House of Israel, are My people, saith the Lord God…”Ezekiel 34:17-30
Flee out of Babylon
“Flee out of the midst of Babylon and deliver every man his soul: do not be cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; He will render unto her a recompence. Babylon has been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad…
We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reaches unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies. The Lord has brought forth our righteousness: come and let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God. The Lord has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for His device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance of His Temple.”Jeremiah 51:6-7
Solomon’s Temple Destroyed by Babylon
In 587 BC, after the fall of Jerusalem, the Babylonian general Nebuzaraddan was sent to complete its destruction. At that time, Jerusalem was plundered, and Solomon’s Temple was completely destroyed. Most of the elite were taken into captivity in Babylon. The city was razed to the ground.
“Now in… the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar–adan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, And burned the house of the Lord, and the king’s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, he burned with fire: And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, broke down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.”Jeremiah 52:12-15
Second Temple Destroyed by Rome
The Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 CE was the decisive event of the First Jewish–Roman War, in which the Roman army captured the city of Jerusalem and destroyed both the city and its Temple. The Roman army besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem…
The siege of the city began on 14 April 70 CE, three days before the beginning of Passover that year. The siege lasted about five months ending in August 70 CE with the burning and destruction of the Second Temple. The Romans then entered and sacked the Lower City. The Arch of Titus, celebrating the Roman sack of Jerusalem and the Temple, still stands in Rome. The conquest of the city was complete on or about 8 September 70 CE.
Titus and his soldiers celebrated victory upon their return to Rome by parading the Menorah and Table of the Bread of God’s Presence through the streets. Up until this parading, these items had only ever been seen by the High Priest of the Temple. This event was memorialized in the Arch of Titus.
Edom’s violence against his brother, Jacob
The descendants of Esau, the Edomites, cheered at the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. There was no brotherly love for Jacob with Esau: In fact, “Esau hated Jacob because of his blessing: and Esau said in his heart, ‘The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will slay my brother, Jacob.” Genesis 27:41
“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion … For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom/Esau in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Raze it, raze it, even to the foundation thereof. O daughter of Babylon, who is to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us…”Psalm 137
“Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? … For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever. In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you were as one of them. But you should not have looked on the day of your brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither should you have spoken proudly in the day of their distress.”Obadiah 8-12
Thieves still in the Temple
Once again the priests of Rome are plundering and looting Israel! Who is Israel? When their roots are reconnected, the people of America are found to be the descendants of the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel taken into captivity by the Assyria so long ago in 722 BC. Again, when the roots are connected, Roman Catholicism/the Vatican will be found to be that ‘Whore of Babylon!’ spoken of in the Book of Revelation chapters 17 & 18 with the blood of God’s Chosen found in her.
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor catamites, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”1 Corinthians 6:9-10
In the News:
Feb 2, 2021, AP Investigation of Roman Catholic Church and US Aid
When the coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy into freefall, the federal government hastily knit a safety net for small businesses called the Paycheck Protection Program
So far, Congress has committed nearly $1 trillion in relief. An investigation by The Associated Press found that the Roman Catholic Church, one of the world’s largest institutions, was perhaps the biggest beneficiary.
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“Those large dollar amounts were possible because, from bishops and cardinals on down, the nation’s dioceses promoted the paycheck program. One pastor told AP that leaders at his diocese’s headquarters kept pressing him to get what one called “free money” for the church he leads.
AP found that Catholic dioceses that got the taxpayer-backed aid were sitting on well over $10 billion in cash, short-term investments and other liquid assets heading into the pandemic — an amount that only hints at their total wealth.
By using a special exemption that the church lobbied to include in the paycheck program, Catholic entities amassed at least $3 billion — roughly the same as the combined total of recipients from the other faiths that rounded out the top five, AP found…”
July 10, 2020 – AP: Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s haul may have reached — or even exceeded — $3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers among the biggest winners in the U.S. government’s pandemic relief efforts, an Associated Press analysis of federal data released this week found…”
The Practice of Lobbying is Bribery
“In politics, lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of lawfully attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of government officials, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies… The ethics and morals involved with legally bribing or lobbying are complicated. Lobbying can, at times, be spoken of with contempt, when the implication is that people with inordinate socioeconomic power are corrupting the law in order to serve their own interests…”
Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interest groups hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. Highly controversial and often seen in a negative light by the American public, with some critics describing it as a legal form of bribery or extortion.
To serve their own interests
“Bribery is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official in charge of a public or legal duty. With regard to governmental operations, essentially, bribery is “Corrupt solicitation, acceptance, or transfer of value in exchange for official action.” –Wikipedia
God’s Rule of Law
“Keep far from a false matter; and do not slay the innocent and Righteous: for I will not justify the wicked. And you shall take no gift/bribe/donation: for the bribe blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the Righteous…”Exodus 23:7-9
“If there is a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the Righteous, and condemn the wicked.”Deuteronomy 25:1
Come Out of Her!
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you are not partakers of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities…
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries/pharmacia are all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of Holy Ones and of all that were slain upon the earth.”Revelation 18:4-5, 23-24
“If you had not always killed My Chosen, exulting and clapping your hands, and speaking over their dead bodies, drunk as you were? So adorn the beauty of your face! A prostitutes wages will be in your lap, so you will receive your recompense. As you have done to My Chosen,” says the Lord, “so will God do to you, and He will deliver you to misfortunes.”2 Esdras 15:53-56
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, spoke of these saying,
Regarding the place of torture and punishment: “This place, O, Enoch, is prepared for those who dishonor/do not glorify God, who on earth practice sin against nature, which is child corruption … after the sodomitic fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcrafts/sorcery and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies/insulting, envy/covetous, rancor/resentment, fornication, murder, and who, accursed, steal the souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods enriching themselves, injuring them for other men’s goods; who being able to provide sustenance, made the hungering to die by starvation; being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who do not know their Creator, and bow down to soulless/lifeless gods/idols, who cannot see nor hear, vain gods/idols, who also built hewn images and bow down to unclean handiwork, for all these is prepared this place amongst these, for eternal inheritance.”2 Enoch 10:3
“In the seventh week there will come priests; idolaters, adulterers, money lovers, arrogant, lawless, voluptuaries (in pursuit of sensual pleasures), pederasts, those who practice bestiality.”Testament of Levi 17:11
No Thieves allowed in the Kingdom of God!
“The Kingdom of the Father is like a man who had good seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds; he said to them, ‘I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them.’ For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be pulled up and burned.”Jesus – The Gospel of Thomas :57
“He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not do righteousness is not of God, neither he that does not love his brother.”1 John 3:8-10
Thieves in the Temple Medley:
By the Rivers of Babylon, Boney James
Thieves in the Temple, Prince
For the Love of Money, The O’Jays
Money for Nothin’, Dire Straits