Seven hundred years ago, in the year 1321, a man identified as the last of the Cathars, was interrogated in the Inquisition and burnt at the stake after he proclaimed a prophecy. That prophecy pertained to the year 2021 when he said, “We shall return in 700 years…” Is it being fulfilled? Take a look…
The Albigensian Crusade (1209–29) was called for by Pope Innocent III against the Cathars, a community in the south of France, whom the Roman Catholic Church had branded heretical. The war pitted the nobility of staunchly Catholic northern France against that of the south.
For all of its violence and destruction, the Albigensian Crusade failed to remove the Cathar heresy from Languedoc. It did, however, provide a solid framework of new secular governors willing to work with the church against the heretics. They were promised indulgences and whatever property or belongings they could confiscate. Through the subsequent efforts of the Inquisition, established by the papacy to try heretics, Catharism was virtually eliminated in Languedoc within a century. Many false accusations were made against them. ‘Cathar’ means purified, same as the ‘Puritans.’ They were also known as the Albigensians for the area of Albi where they lived.
Cathar Massacre at Béziers,
The massacre at Béziers began on July, 22 1209, the Feast of Mary Magdalene. It was a brutal massacre, the first major battle in the Albigensian Crusade. The French city of Béziers, where the Cathars resided, was burned down and 20,000 residents killed after a papal legate, the Abbot of Cîteaux, declared, “Slaughter them all!”
“…The same papal representative, writing to Innocent III in Rome announced proudly that “neither age nor sex nor status was spared.”Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, ©1982, p21
Coincidentally, the same verbiage is also included in the Jesuit oath of obedience to the pope. The Order of the Jesuits was founded in 1540 to counter the Protestant Reformation that swept though Europe in the 1500s. As the Inquisition continued, many more Christians were massacred.
“…I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition/status…”Excerpt from the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Obedience
The Cathar Prophecy
In the year 1321 a prophecy was made by the last of the Cathars as he was being led to his death to be burned at the stake in the South of France. The genocide was complete, or so they thought. It was a time that changed the World.
“On the 10th of March 1208 Pope Innocent III issued a solemn call to arms, summoning all Christian nations to launch a Crusade against a country of fellow-Christians. This Crusade, he claimed, was not only justifiable but a matter of dire necessity…
When, on this March Day in 1208, Rome’s Bull of Anathema was flung down on the soil of Languedoc, it cut the history of Catholic Christendom clean in two. The Papal sanction granted to a war conducted against a Christian people was to destroy, forever, the moral authority of the Roman church, and to undermine the very foundation on which that authority rested…”Massacre at Montsegur, A History of the Albigensian Crusade, by Zoe Oldenbourg, ©1959
Indeed, the unity and the “glory” of the Roman Catholic ‘Church’ and of France were obtained by means of massacres and burning at stakes of Christians.
“The Cathar Prophecy that was spoken by the last known parfait, Guilhem Belibaste, moments before he was interrogated and burnt at the stake in the Occitan region of Southern France, on August 24, St. Bartholomew’s Day, at 8 am, 1321. This prophecy spoke of how ‘we shall return in 700 years when the laurel turns green again’.”Cathar Prophecy: Light of the World
The Laurel Tree
This man was pointing to the 37th Psalm and the resurgence of the wicked at the time of the end. In the Bible, the Laurel Tree is another name for the Bay Tree. Who does this pertain to?
“…Wait on the LORD, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay/laurel tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect man and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace…”Psalm 37
Sol Invictus (Classical Latin: “Unconquered Sun”) was long considered to be the official sun god of the later Roman Empire. Invictus (“unconquered, invincible”) was an epithet utilized for several Roman deities, including Jupiter, Mars, Hercules, Apollo, and Silvanus. It had been in use from the 3rd century BC. The Roman cult to Sol is continuous from the “earliest history” of the city until the institution of the ‘Christian’ cult as the exclusive state religion. Constantine decreed (March 7, 321) DIES SOLIS — the day of the Sun, “Sunday” — as the Roman day of rest.
But what and when is the real Sabbath? Peter said: “Be not ignorant of this one thing…” 2 Peter 3:8-13
The Roman Caesar Augustus was the ‘Pontifex Maximus’ in the time of Jesus Christ. The Romans occupied Judea at that time and crucifixion was their mode of capital punishment for non-citizens. Many early Christians were persecuted and killed for refusing to worship the Caesar and his Roman gods. Apparently they thought Jesus was comparing himself to Caesar when he said he was the “Son of the Living God”. Tiberius is pictured here wearing a wreath of laurel leaves, a symbol of victory, on his head. At the time of the Cathars, the Roman pope was the Pontifex Maximus (“Supreme Pontiff”) as it is this day.
The Image on the Coin
Testing Jesus, the chief priests asked him, ‘Tell us therefore, What you think? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?’ But Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, ‘Why do you test me, you hypocrites? Show me the tribute money.’ And they brought to him a penny/denarius. And he said to them, ‘Whose is this image and superscription/inscription?’ They said to him, ‘Caesar’s’. Then he said to them, ‘Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.’ When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way.”Gospel of Matthew 22:17-22
The current Pontifex Maximus – the Supreme Pontiff as the image on the coin with the Vatican and the Egyptian Obelisk.
The Mark of the Beast
“And they worshiped the dragon which gave power to the beast… And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their hand, or in their foreheads/mind’s eye: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding compute the number of the beast: for it is the number of man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 13:16-18
The digital computer code, the QR code, which has replaced the standard bar code in many places, contains the 666 read by the scanning machines. Is this the long anticipated “Mark of the Beast”?
The definition of ‘mark’, Grk. χαραγμα, charagma, Strong’s #5180, an inscription, image, badge of servitude; encoded embossment
“For when they shall say, ‘Peace and Safety’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as a woman in travail, they shall not escape…”Paul – 1Thessalonians 5:3
Who were the Cathars?
The ‘Cathars’ or ‘Cathari’ were a community of people who claimed to have ‘Apostolic Succession’ in that they were the offspring of Mary Magdalene and Jesus along with the group, including Joseph of Arimathea, that landed in Marseilles, France after the death of Christ. Some went from there to Britain. They were labeled ‘heretics’ by the papacy of the Roman Catholic church because they were a threat to the authority of Rome. In fact, they represented the biggest threat to the Roman Catholic church ever! These were the true followers of Christ manifest. They went to their death in obedience to him, to and for the Word of God. The pope said they had taken the teachings of Christ ‘too far’!
“The Cathar heretics were reputed to possess something of fabulous and even sacred value, which according to a number of legends, was the Holy Grail”Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, ©1982
This was the beginning of the Albigensian Inquisition. When it was over, the World was changed.
The Trial of Christ
“The whole multitude of them arose and led him to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, ‘We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.’ Pilate asked him, saying, ‘Are you the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, ‘You say that’. Then Pilate said to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.”Gospel of Luke 23:1-4
“Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council/Sanhedrin, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet they found none. But at the last came two false witnesses, and said, ‘This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.’
From thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the chief priests cried out, saying, ‘If you let this man go, you are not Caesar’s friend: whosoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar’. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat… And it was the preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he said to them, ‘Behold your King!’ But they cried out, ‘Away with him, away with him, crucify him’. Pilate said to them, ‘Shall I crucify your King?’ The chief priests answered, ‘We have no king but Caesar.’”Gospel of John 19:12-15
Their voices cry out
“When he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘How long, O Lord, holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?’ And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet for a little while, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 6:9-11
In the year 300, if you were a Christian you would be killed; by the year 400 you would be killed for not being a Christian/Catholic.
“Babylon is fallen, is fallen: and all the graven images of her gods he has broken unto the ground”Isaiah 21:9
“Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, ‘Babylon the great is fallen! …and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her… Come out of her, my people, that you do not partake of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven and God has remembered her iniquities… How much she has glorified herself…”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 14:8, 18
Who Should be Killed?
“And he had power to give life/breath unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 13:15-18
The Sixth Seal of the Book of Revelation
“…The kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; They said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the Great Day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?’”The Revelation of Jesus Christ 6:15-17
The year 2020 also marked a Momentous Occasion with the 400 year anniversary of Plymouth Rock.
The prophecy of the coming of the Prophet Elijah is tied to the Legend of the Holy Grail.
“And Elijah came to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you halt between two opinions? if the LORD is your God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him.”1 Kings 18:21
“I say then, Has God cast away His people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people which He foreknew. Don’t you know what the Scripture says of Elijah? how he made intercession to God against Israel, saying, ‘LORD, they have killed Your prophets, and thrown down Your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what was the answer of God to him? ‘I have reserved to Myself seven thousand, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.’ Even so then at this present time also there is a Remnant according to the election of grace.”Paul – The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans 11:1-5
Thus saith the LORD, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the LORD. And he shall turn the heart of the Father to the children, and the heart of the children to the Father.”Malachi 4:5-6