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Ten Reasons Why America May Be the Daughter of Babylon

(Part 2) Posted on Sept 13, 2012 By Doug Woodward - http://faith-happens.com/?p=291

What a Difference a Day Makes

As I write this post, a continuation of my article begun on August 19, my mind can’t help but drift toward the events of eleven years ago on September 11, 2001.  The images of commercial aircraft plunging headlong into the sides of the World Trade Center are seared into my memory as I am sure they are yours.  While the trauma, sense of tragedy, and the pain are now somewhat abated, the video clips from those days are a stark reminder we live in a very different world.  The unthinkable can happen.  As Americans, before 9/11 we felt invincible and untouchable.  We know now that such a serene sense of security is forever lost.  We must always be on guard.

Yesterday’s events with four American’s killed in Libya reinforce yet again the reality of hatred that many Muslims in the Middle East feel toward our country.  A day that should have produced sympathy and respect for America, a day of memorializing those killed, was instead a day for more violence and killing by extremists of Islam.

In light of 9/11, this series of articles takes on supremely profound and poignant meaning.  To be clear, 9/11 was carried out by murderers and assassins driven by hate.  The blood of thousands remains on their hands.  And yet, as author Jonathan Cahn has written in The Harbinger, the deeper meaning of the attack is a solemn message to Americans that we must return to the principles of our nation’s founding.  We must return to the God of our fathers.  The attack was a warning.

In the first segment of this article, I spoke to three ‘macro’ reasons why America appears to fulfill the prophecies of Jeremiah 50 and 51; Revelation 17 and 18; Zechariah 5; and Isaiah 47.  I refer the reader to that post to provide the first three of the ‘ten most significant reasons’ that the United States of America and its center of commerce, the city of New York, has now been identified by many students and scholars of Bible prophecy as ‘Mystery – Babylon’.  In the continuation of that article, I address the fourth reason to believe our nation, regrettably, fulfills these ominous prophecies that have such dire consequences for our citizens – not just in New York, but throughout our country.  It stands so significant that this post focuses only on this reason alone.

4.     America’s world dominance in finance isn’t likely to be transferred to another nation before the Lord returns

America is the most dominant financial powerhouse in the world.  There really is no contest here.  While true that the ‘City of London’ (the center of British financial influence) has been a major player throughout the past two centuries; it is England’s colonial offspring – sitting pretty on Wall Street in Manhattan – which calls the shots in the world.  As the saying goes, when Wall Street sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold.  America’s economic power is awesome and unequaled.  To bring our economy to its knees requires more than financial crisis alone.

The Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 is many things.  But it is most essentially a dominating economic center with which all the “kings of the earth” cooperate.  “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies” (Revelation 18:3). When she is destroyed suddenly and absolutely it brings the economy of the world to a precipice it will never bridge:  “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more” (Revelation 18:11).   John, the author of Revelation describes the extent of Babylon’s financial hegemony with extensive colorful images that emphasize how complete its control is:

11 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

12 And cinnamon, and odours, 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.

13 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

14 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing (Revelation 18:11-14).

This city sits on many waters, controlling peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues.  “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 17:18).  Author Patrick Heron comments, “So this great city is just that; a city.  It is not a country or a Muslim empire or a religious denomination.  Scripture repeatedly informs us that it is a great and powerful city.  This city does two things here.  It reigns over these kings or rulers… and the waters it sits amongst represent a multitude from every nation and tongue and people and language.  This clue means that the citizens of this city are multi-cultural and have arrived to live in this metropolis from the four corners of the globe.”[i] As Heron infers, the city is unequaled in many categories.  But its reign over the kings of the earth begins with its financial clout.  Heron, like this author, believes the final Babylon of the Bible’s prophets is New York City while the land of Babylon (Chaldea) is the United States of America.  New York with her Statue of Liberty standing like a sentinel in its harbor fulfills the stark and ominous symbol of Babylon (and as Old Testament prophets refer to it – The Daughter of Babylon).

Likewise, John Price, author of a best-selling book, The End of America writes, “In this regard, the biggest shock to this writer, in beginning to re-study what the Bible calls the ‘mystery’ of the identity of the Daughter of Babylon, was that, contrary to the formerly prevailing general belief that America is not in Biblical prophecy, America, as it turns out, is a major player on the prophetic end times world stage.”[ii]

Price continues with this striking analysis:

As we enter further into the end times, we can rationally conclude, that America has a major, even a pre-imminent role in the events of the last days, before the return of Christ. Sadly, though, America’s role appears to come to an abrupt end before the final years of the end times. Surprising as it may seem to some, the Author of the Word has provided to us a great deal of detail about the United States of America in the end times. Frankly, that’s what we would expect from the Creator of the Universe. Daniel described God, as “the revealer of mysteries” and “a God in heaven who reveals mysteries” (Daniel 2: 28 and 29). The following prophetic verses all deal with a nation described directly and implicitly as the “Daughter of Babylon” or “Babylon the Great” … These are the prophetic verses describing the end of a rich and powerful end times nation: Psalm 137: 8; Isaiah 13; 21: 1-10; 47 and 48; Jeremiah 50 and 51; Zechariah 2:7; [and] Revelation 17 and 18.

These prophecies total 223 verses–223 amazing verses. Some who have seriously studied these prophetic verses have concluded they refer to events to take place on the site of ancient or historical Babylon, even concluding that the ruins of Babylon, which Saddam Hussein partially restored, will be the Daughter of Babylon.  Some, on the other hand, have interpreted these verses as referring to an end times Church or denomination. In the years since the 17th century authors interpreted the verses, primarily those from Revelation, as referring to the Roman Catholic Church. The clash of interpretations is quite stark:  do these end times verses, yet unfulfilled on their face, refer to modern day Iraq, do they describe modern day America, or is there another possible nation to which they could refer?

Price believes the answer to his hypothetical question isn’t Iraq and it isn’t another unnamed country yet to emerge from the ‘sea’ of nations thrashing to and fro (the analogy often used by Bible prophets to depict political tumult).  It is America.

Until exactly 11 years ago, few Bible scholars would have considered the possibility that the infamous ‘Mystery – Babylon’ could have been New York City.  The United States homeland seemed secure.  But everything changed in a matter of a few hours on that fateful, late summer morning.

With the lethal destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the murder of over 3,000 persons, most of them Americans, the unthinkable happened.  As a result of the attack, the world economy took a massive nose dive.  Unquestionably, the stock markets were already suffering before this event.  But as the Twin Towers collapsed in less than two hours after being struck, the ‘financial world’ fell almost as fast.  In March of 2000, the NASDAQ Exchange had hit 5048.  After 9/11, NASDAQ fell to under 1500, a drop of almost 70%.  After a slow recovery to over 2500, with the failure and debacle of newly engineered derivatives (assets based on leveraging high-risk mortgage loans and even the ‘insurance’ set up to protect such investments), eight years later the house of cards buckled yet again.  This second assault (likely also caused by Al-Qaida through massive short-selling of Lehman Bros.[iii]) plunged the world into an economic crisis from which it has still swaggering.

Next up in the economic house of horrors:  the current-day degrading of sovereign debt – with a number of nations across southern Europe on the precipice of default.  Greece is in desperate straits and could soon sink.  But Spain, Portugal, Italy and even Ireland are also at risk.  However, compared with much of Europe, despite its $16 trillion in federal debt, the United States still appears to be a safe haven for very large-scale investors.

While many politicians in the heat of a Presidential election bemoan the rise of China as an economic powerhouse, it still represents only a fraction of the value of the United States’ economy.  It is important to note that China is investing in us.  China wouldn’t be investing in the United States if it believed America was bound to fail.  Consequently, any theory (even if based on biblical interpretation) that suggests America and Wall Street will soon be displaced by the power of Europe – which the ‘standard’ prophetic scenario does – only needs to study what has happened in the European ‘community’ over the past two years.  America’s credit may have dropped from a rating of ‘A+’ to ‘A’ and our debt may have soared to heights previously unimaginable, but the U.S. still towers above all other nations in our ability to produce and consume.   According to author John Price, the gross national product (GNP) of the world is $48.25 trillion.  The U.S. amounts to over 27.3% of this, or $13.19 trillion.  China is a distant second, coming in at $2.64 trillion.  In other words, the GNP of the U.S. is five times that of China.  Many would guess that Saudi Arabia with its vast oil revenues would be a major player in the GNP game.  Not so.  Its GNP amounts to only $.349 trillion.  The U.S. is fifty (50) times that of Saudi Arabia.

This financial engine, despite concerns expressed by partisan politicians, likely will only be tamed by destructive forces beyond economics – which is exactly what the Bible predicts.  “The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off… 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 naught.’  And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off… And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning… saying, “alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness, for in one hour is she made desolate” (Revelation 18: 3, 11-13, 15-19).

There are many doomsday prophets who continue to predict that the rich and powerful ‘illuminati’ are ready to make a power play to intentionally destroy our economy to force the country into Martial Law and lead the world into global government.  However, to this author such a pathway to globalism seems unlikely – even if it has been envisioned by such a cabal.  Besides being summarily illogical, it is inconsistent with what the Bible predicts if this interpretation of the Daughter of Babylon is correct.  Instead of a self-imposed financial crisis by elites, it appears instead that some manner of cataclysmic destruction will be the cause of Babylon’s downfall.   The enemies of Babylon will be summoned by the God of the Bible:  “… a sword is upon her treasures…” (Jeremiah 50: 37b).  It will be a judgment – truly of biblical proportions – that will be the undoing of ‘Mystery – Babylon’.

If the Lord tarries for another 50 to 100 years, another nation, city, and economic center may arise and overcome New York City and Wall Street.  Likewise, many continue to believe that the historic Babylon will be rebuilt and become a literal fulfillment of the prophecies of Babylon. But if we live in the ‘last days of the last days’ as most prophecy scholars now affirm – and the Lord returns soon – there is only one city which bears any resemblance to Babylon as depicted in Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Revelation:  That city is named New York City.  And the ‘land of the Chaldeans’ is the United States of America.

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Intel From Israel on Whats getting set to Happen in the Middle East

Post originates from Steve Quayle's site on September 11, 2012 - http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=118


My brother and his family live in Jerusalem - he is a minister - his office is close to one of Israel 's largest underground military bases.

He called me last night which is very unusual - usually it is email.

He called to tell me that he is sending his family back to the US immediately due to what he is seeing happen within the last week and what he is being told by his military contacts in both the Israel and US military.

He said he is seeing with his own eyes military movements the likes of which he has never seen in his 20+ years in Israel .

What he called a massive redeployment and protective tactics of forces is underway.

Over the last two days he has seen anti-aircraft missile deployments throughout the Jerusalem area including 3 mobile units that he can see from his office windows.

In addition, he has seen very large Israeli armored columns moving fast toward the Sinia where Egypt has now moved in Armor.

There are reports of the top military leaders meeting with Israel 's Sr. Rabi which is something that has happened preceding every prior military campaign.

His admonition is to watch carefully and pray for Israel and its people.

He is convinced that barring something extraordinary Israel will attack Iran - with or without the US - and very soon.

It is the belief in Israel that Obama does not stand with Israel but with the Arab countries.

He has told me before that Israel will saber rattle from time to time but that this time is very different from what he is seeing and hearing.
He was at the Wailing Wall 2 days ago and there were hundreds of IDF soldiers there. As he was leaving he passed at least 20 military buses full of soldiers in route to the wall.

He has never seen this before either.

Just thought I would pass this along.
My brother is not an alarmist by any means.

When he talks like this it gets my attention for sure and usually I find he knows more than he shares.

There are reports that Israel is asking Obama to come to Israel immediately but they are being answered with silence.

My opinion is that I see the making of the perfect storm.
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Signs of WWIII?
April 29th, 2012


The chess pieces are moving into place.  The approaching conflict with Iran is not a matter of if, but when.  While most are busy with their day to day routines, F-22 Raptor Fighters & the USS Enterprise take their positions in the Persian Gulf opposite Iran.  Will Iran and its allies act in a preemptive attack on Israel?  The prophetic wars of Ezekiel 38-39, Psalms 83, & Isaiah 17 seems to be approaching like a freight train & I believe will be the final catalyst to economic collapse ushering in a Satanic New World Order.  Add to this the rapture of the Church & this world will never be the same.  Brother Scottie has done a great job mapping all this out in the following video:


With that being said, what are you doing with the time you have remaining?  We all have things we must do in this life such as going to work or taking out the trash.  As busy as life is, are you making time to advance the kingdom of God?  Are you dying to your will and allowing the LORD’s will to be done through you?  Yeshua tells us in John 9:4 "We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.”  The currents events of today reveal that “night” is quickly approaching if you have eyes to see.  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”  If you have not yet repented & given your life to Christ, please surrender your life to Him today.  He loves you very much!

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What is Happening to America?

March 20, 2012

      America is in real trouble.  There is so much happening behind the scenes that few in this country are actually aware of.  The media refuses to report real news and as a result the vast majority of Americans are living a life that is completely detached from reality.  What is coming to this land of the once free is nothing short of terrifying.  We are witnessing a communist take over of this country who desire to erase our Christian heritage and spews one lie after another to obtain their goals.  There are a few individuals who are calling a spade a spade these days, and this post is designed to point you to what some of these God fearing individuals are seeing.





"Our Cold Civil War"
 
By Benjamin Smith

On the heels of NDAA, ObamaCare, Stimulus, Son of Stimulus, Patriot Act, takeover of auto, energy, media and movie industries, and the relentless implementation of Agenda 21... the Obama regime running our country into the ground has issued an updated Executive Order which suggests the probability of impending MARTIAL LAW.

 

 We are left to scratch our heads and ask... Why now?

 

 The only possible answer is.

 

 America is in fact, right now, in the vicious throes of a Cold Civil War.

 

 Cold as in non-violent and Civil as in nationwide; an attempt to force a new government-controlled ideology upon an unwilling public.

 

 And the forces implementing this agenda are relentless.

 

 The National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order is nothing more than a blatant attempt to stir trouble of the highest intensity. The regime is looking to see who jumps and to see the movement that happens amongst the most vocal defenders of our rights, (you and me). They are poking us to see if we will go over the edge and do something so stupid that there will be a crisis. it will be our fault. and if any of our number are provoked enough to rise to the proverbial bait -- they will finally lower the hammer. all in the name of "national security and public safety."

 

 These are classic Soviet style tactics designed and implemented in an effort to make us react, get us to either flinch and shut up, or overreact and get suppressed. It is also an exercise so they can gather intel on who is who and who has pull. 

 
Many of us are trained. We know this game.

 But we cannot stand down. We cannot be silent. We MUST stand together as one.WITHOUT VIOLENCE, for there is no going back from that; we MUST speak out with the conviction and the authority granted by our unalienable rights and the United States Constitution!

 Remember Martin Niemöller and his immortal wisdom about the failure of courage in speaking out; "Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me."

 The regime is limiting our speech on a daily basis, so speak up while you still can. But be smart about what you say. Do not be tempted to phrase your words in terms of violence. For this is the way of the enemy and we should never stoop to their low and bloody tactics, whether in word or deed.

 

 Keep preparing for rough times ahead. Stock your pantry in preparation for lean days, even as the regime attempts to make such things illegal. Focus your mind on liberty, that it should never die.

 

 I cannot tell you exactly what is coming but I know, as do you, that something unprecedented in American history, perhaps even all human history, is coming soon.

 

 This is the common theme in most of all the conversations that I hear. there is something coming, no one really knows what it is; they just know that whatever it is, it will be momentous. The discussions range from quantifying this "something" to describing what we will do after "IT" happens. I even hear serious open conversation of the Biblical "End of Times." People, even those outside the grassroots Tea Party movement, feel it in their bones.

 

 Speculation runs rampant as people ponder the feeling in their gut. It could begin with something as simple as personal unemployment. It may be the 2012 general election -- or NOT. Or it could be any number of events that will trigger Martial Law and the now legal occupation of America by her own troops, under the un-Constitutional NDAA.

 

 Those types of events are limitless and terrifying. It could be a full scale crash of our economy and dollar. It could be a new World War launched by Israel attacking Iran, or vice versa. It could be the launch of the rumored North Korean EMP attack designed to hurl America 100 years back into pre-electronic time. It could be Islamic jihadists succeeding in a catastrophic terrorist attack. It could be the enemy within if the Obama Administration's aided and abetted "Occupy" movement transfers and escalates the violence witnessed in Oakland to the rest of the country.

 

 Whatever the trigger might be, we are about to get the education of a lifetime on what it is to struggle. It will either make us more committed Americans, earning the Latin communitas - or it will literally tear us apart. I believe that the source of this struggle springs from the complex sublimity of global despotic tyranny - ultimate oppression.

 

 Our culture is in the midst of a moral dilemma where bad is now good and what was deemed originally American by our Founders is now un-American. The Founders are all but outlawed because soon, unless those who hate freedom are halted, after the regime finishes destroying the Bill of Rights they will also totally erase the Founders from the educational curriculum. They will outlaw the works of our Founding Fathers and destroy their very existence, burning books and erasing American liberty from history. It will be done incrementally and they will transform our history into one that aligns with their totalitarian views.

 

 Every single day we have now turned to reacting to what the regime is putting out instead of looking to where they are taking us. The powers pulling the levers of tyranny are every day more draconian and daring in scope as they usurp our institutions and drain the power from our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Most all of the stories that are important and should be seen are buried by the complicit media at the end of the weekly news cycles and under the cloak of darkness.

 

 In Quantum Theory there is a concept called a singularity or a black hole. Just as a black hole cannot be seen in space, the actual truth and facts of the world situation and the intentions of the U.S. government must be judged by the influence exerted on the objects around it -- extortion, manipulation, intimidation, czars, fascist over- regulation designed to purposefully strangle an economy and legislate away your right to defend and provide for yourself -- all in an effort to force you into their food line dependency and powerlessness!

 

 The gravity of a black hole is so monumental that even light collapses upon itself. And in the same way, the lights of liberty are also collapsing upon themselves as media, government officials and useful idiots corrupt our understanding of American Exceptionalism so we can never really know the nefarious plot that seeks to turn our good country into an empty carcass they can declare the "failed" American Experiment. Their answer to the great philosopher's question, "Can man govern himself" will surely be no.

 

 It must be noted that this current Administration is not the only perpetrator. A long history of Administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have eaten away at our freedom. This Obama Administration, so fatally attacking our liberty, is just the one closing the noose. The broad strokes of true Communism were tightly woven into the ObamaCare and Stimulus bills, yet most Americans had no clue. The technocratic, lawyer-istic drool contained within those bills made it even harder to comprehend that Soft Tyranny was the true intent. And Soft Tyranny always ends in Hard Tyranny -- a horror not yet experienced by Americans never exposed to adversity and real stress -- where tyrannical forces purposefully separate us from each other, turn us against each other (compulsory service, Ready Reserve, NDAA and the coercions in 5201 of ObamaCare) and control every aspect of our lives. lives which then become CRUEL because YOUR life will now be totally and completely ruled by THEIR choice.

 

 IF THEY WIN, even the passion to be free and ultimately the reality itself of being free will be as if these blessings have never existed. Tyranny can never allow such powerful ideas to remain in the collective consciousness.

 

 They will burn our books and they will attempt to erase our God. Because without the concept of freedom codified in books by the brilliant minds of Cicero, Locke and Montesquieu; without the inspiration and institutions from our Founders; without the guidance of God to the understanding that there is a higher power than the government, there would never have been our nation "conceived in liberty."

 

 But while I believe this struggle in which we are engaged is the struggle of the century, nay, the struggle of all centuries, I also believe in American Exceptionalism.

 

 I believe that the heart and soul of America is strong and vibrant and that we shall not falter in our commitment to liberty.

 

 We live NOW in the times that will try men's souls.

 

 CHOOSE NOW!

 

 Are you a Summer Soldier, a Sunshine Patriot only to speak out when times are easy and there is no risk?

 

 Or are you an American Exceptionalist who will STAND with me, RIGHT NOW to preserve our liberty, our beliefs and the American Way?

 

 About Benjamin Smith:

 Former Navy SEAL, Benjamin Smith took an oath to defend our Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic. That oath has no expiration date. As a writer, speaker, political strategist and ardent Constitutionalist, Benjamin Smith continues to battle tyranny and defend the freedoms that enabled American exceptionalism. Benjamin is a regular contributor to multiple news outlets including Breitbart and Fox News.


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Is the Arrival of False Prophet Closer Than You Think?

March 8, 2012


“Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.” (Revelation 13:11-12) 

            John the Revelator saw a yet future religious leader known as “The False Prophet” who deceives the world into worshiping the Antichrist.  Many theologians have speculated as to who this future leader might be or where he would originate from.  For the curious researcher who looks into these areas of prophecy, one is sure to have traversed over St Malachy’s “Prophecy of The Popes.”  Saint Malachy was a 12th century Irish monk, who, while on a visit to Rome in 1139AD, had a vision of all the popes who would ever reign.  Malachy "saw"-and committed to paper- a series of Latin phrases describing the popes to come.

            You might ask yourself “Why bother with an old Catholic prophecy?”  My intent in writing this is not to try and prove the validity of an extra Biblical prophecy.  We as believers are to be grounded in the Word of God and approach extra Biblical sources with caution.  I do bring up the Prophecy of the Popes because it appears that some high level members of the occult do believe in this prophecy and are trying to bring about its fulfillment.

            For those not familiar with this prophecy, it foretells of a final pope of the Roman Catholic Church named Petrus Romanus.  Concerning Petrus Romanus this prophecy states, “In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.”  The buzz is that the current Pope, Benedict XVI is the last pope before Petrus Romanus is to make his appearance.  There are rumors that different factions within the Catholic Church are struggling for control and there is a push for Benedict XVI to step down.  Are members of the occult attempting to bring changes to the Papacy in anticipation of Petrus Romanus?  Only time will tell.   

            This blog entry is not designed to be an all-inclusive read to the details of The Prophecy of The Popes, but rather a gateway to the leading expects on this topic.  Christian authors Tom Horn and Cris Putnam are raising eyebrows among the prophecy community with their current project,
Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here.”



 
This book is set to be released around mid-April.  Until then, you can learn more on their website at: prophecyofthepopes.com 

View the trailer for their upcoming book.

 

Here is a link to a four hour interview of Tom Horn and Cris Putnam on Omega Man Radio: http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/OmegaPetrus.mp3

Prophecy of The Popes

Pope No. Name (Reign) Motto No. Motto (and explanation)
167 Celestine II (1143-1144) 1 Ex castro Tyberis
(from a castle on the Tiber)
Hist.: Celestin II was born in Citta di Castello, Toscany, on the shores of the Tiber
168 Lucius II (1144-1145) 2 Inimicus expulsus
169 Eugene III (1145-1153) 3 Ex magnitudine montis
(Of the greatness of the mount)
Hist.: Born in the castle of Grammont (latin: mons magnus), his family name was Montemagno
170 Anastasius IV (1153-1154) 4 Abbas Suburranus
171 Adrian IV (1154-1159) 5 De rure albo
(field of Albe)
Hist.: Born in the town of Saint-Alban
Antipope Victor IV (1159-1164) 6 Ex tetro carcere
Antipope Paschal III (1164-1168) 7 Via trans-Tyberina
Antipope Calistus III (1168-1178) 8 De Pannonia Tusciæ
172 Alexander III (1159-1181) 9 Ex ansere custode
173 Lucius III (1181-1185) 10 Lux in ostio
174 Urban III (1185-1187) 11 Sus in cribo
175 Gregory VIII (1187) 12 Ensis Laurentii
176 Clement III (1187-1191) 13 De schola exiet
177 Celestine III (1191-1198) 14 De rure bovensi
178 Innocent III (1198-1216) 15 Comes signatus
(signed Count)
Hist.: descendant of the noble Signy, later called Segni family
179 Honorius III (1216-1227) 16 Canonicus de latere
180 Gregory IX (1227-1241) 17 Avis Ostiensis
(Bird of Ostia)
Hist.: before his election he was Cardinal of Ostia
181 Celestine IV (1241) 18 Leo Sabinus
182 Innocent IV (1243-1254) 19 Comes Laurentius
183 Alexander IV (1254-1261) 20 Signum Ostiense
184 Urban IV (1261-1264) 21 Hierusalem Campaniæ
(Jerusalem of Champagne)
Hist.: native of Troyes, Champagne, later patriarch of Jerusalem
185 Clement IV (1265-1268) 22 Draca depressus
186 Gregory X (1271-1276) 23 Anguinus vir
187 Innocent V (1276) 24 Concionatur Gallus
188 Adrian V (1276) 25 Bonus Comes
189 John XXI (1276-1277) 26 Piscator Tuscus
190 Nicholas III (1277-1280) 27 Rosa composita
191 Martin IV (1281-1285) 28 Ex teloneo liliacei Martini
192 Honorius IV (1285-1287) 29 Ex rosa leonina
193 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 30 Picus inter escas
194 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 31 Ex eremo celsus
(elevated from a hermit)
Hist.: prior to his election he was a hermit in the monastery of Pouilles
195 Boniface VIII (1294-1303) 32 Ex undarum benedictione
196 Benedict XI (1303-1304) 33 Concionator patereus
197 Clement V (1305-1314) 34 De fessis Aquitanicis
(ribbon of Aquitaine)
Hist.: was archbishop of Bordeaux in Aquitaine
198 John XXII (1316-1334) 35 De sutore osseo
(of the cobbler of Osseo)
Hist.: Family name Ossa, son of a shoe-maker
Antipope Nicholas V (1328-1330) 36 Corvus schismaticus
(the schismatic crow)
Note the reference to the schism, the only antipope at this period
199 Benedict XII (1334-1342) 37 Frigidus Abbas
(cold friar)
Hist.: he was a priest in the monastery of Frontfroid (coldfront)
200 Clement VI (1342-1352) 38 De rosa Attrebatensi
201 Innocent VI (1352-1362) 39 De montibus Pammachii
202 Urban V (1362-1370) 40 Gallus Vice-comes
203 Gregory XI (1370-1378) 41 Novus de Virgine forti
(novel of the virgin fort)
Hist.: count of Beaufort, later Cardinal of Ste-Marie La Neuve
Antipope Clement VII (1378-1394) 42 De cruce Apostilica
Antipope Benedict XIII (1394-1423) 43 Luna Cosmedina
Antipope Clement VIII (1423-1429) 44 Schisma Barcinonicum
204 Urban VI (1378-1389) 45 De Inferno pregnani(From the hell of Pregnani)
Hist.: He was a town called Inferno in the region of Pregnani.
205 Boniface IX (1389-1404) 46 Cubus de mixtione
206 Innocent VII (1404-1406) 47 De meliore sydere
207 Gregory XII (1406-1415) 48 Nauta de ponte nigro
Antipope Alexander V (1409-1410) 49 Flagellum Solis
Antipope John XXIII (1410-1415) 50 Cervus Sirenæ
208 Martin V (1417-1431) 51 Corona veli aurei
209 Eugene IV (1431-1447) 52 Lupa cælestina
Antipope Felix V (1439-1449) 53 Amator crucis
210 Nicholas V (1447-1455) 54 De modicitate lunæ
211 Callistus III (1455-1458) 55 Bos pascens
(grazing ox)
Hist.: Alphonse Borgia's arms sported a golden grazing ox
212 Pius II (1458-1464) 56 De capra et Albergo
213 Paul II (1464-1471) 57 De cervo et Leone
214 Sixtus IV (1471-1484) 58 Piscator Minorita
215 Innocent VIII (1484-1492) 59 Præcursor Siciliæ
216 Alexander VI (1492-1503) 60 Bos Albanus in portu
217 Pius III (1503) 61 De parvo homine
218 Julius II (1503-1513) 62 Fructus jovis juvabit
219 Leo X (1513-1521) 63 De craticula Politiana
220 Adrian VI (1522-1523) 64 Leo Florentius
221 Clement VII (1523-1534) 65 Flos pilæi ægri
222 Paul III (1534-1549) 66 Hiacynthus medicorum
223 Julius III (1550-1555) 67 De corona Montana
224 Marcellus II (1555) 68 Frumentum floccidum
225 Paul IV (1555-1559) 69 De fide Petri
226 Pius IV (1559-1565) 70 Æsculapii pharmacum
227 St. Pius V (1566-1572) 71 Angelus nemorosus
228 Gregory XIII (1572-1585) 72 Medium corpus pilarum
229 Sixtus V (1585-1590) 73 Axis in medietate signi
230 Urban VII (1590) 74 De rore cæli
231 Gregory XIV (1590-1591) 75 De antiquitate Urbis
232 Innocent IX (1591) 76 Pia civitas in bello
233 Clement VIII (1592-1605) 77 Crux Romulea
234 Leo XI (1605) 78 Undosus Vir
235 Paul V (1605-1621) 79 Gens perversa
236 Gregory XV (1621-1623) 80 In tribulatione pacis
237 Urban VIII (1623-1644) 81 Lilium et rosa
238 Innocent X (1644-1655) 82 Jucunditas crucis
239 Alexander VII (1655-1667) 83 Montium custos
240 Clement IX (1667-1669) 84 Sydus Olorum
(constellation of swans)
Hist.: upon his election, he was apparently the occupant of the Chamber of Swans in the Vatican.
241 Clement X (1670-1676) 85 De flumine magno
242 Innocent XI (1676-1689) 86 Bellua insatiabilis
243 Alexander VIII (1689-1691) 87 Pœnitentia gloriosa
244 Innocent XII (1691-1700) 88 Rastrum in porta
245 Clement XI (1700-1721) 89 Flores circumdati
246 Innocent XIII (1721-1724) 90 De bona Religione
247 Benedict XIII (1724-1730) 91 Miles in bello
248 Clement XII (1730-1740) 92 Columna excelsa
249 Benedict XIV (1740-1758) 93 Animal rurale
250 Clement XIII (1758-1769) 94 Rosa Umbriæ
251 Clement XIV (1769-1774) 95 Ursus velox
252 Pius VI (1775-1799) 96 Peregrinus Apostolicus
253 Pius VII (1800-1823) 97 Aquila rapax
254 Leo XII (1823-1829) 98 Canis et coluber
255 Pius VIII (1829-1830) 99 Vir religiosus
256 Gregory XVI (1831-1846) 100 De balneis hetruriæ
(bath of Etruria)
Hist.: prior to his election he was member of an order founded by Saint Romuald, at Balneo, in Etruria, present day Toscany.
257 Pius IX (1846-1878) 101 Crux de cruce
(Cross of Crosses)
Hist.:Pius XI was the last Pope to reign over the Papal States (the middle third of what is today Italy). He ended up being a prisoner of the Vatican, never venturing outside Vatican City. A much heavier burden than his predecessors.
258 Leo XIII (1878-1903) 102 Lumen in cælo(Light in the Heavens)
Hist.: Leo XIII wrote encyclicals on Catholic social teaching that were still being digested 100 years later. He added considerably to theology.
259 St. Pius X (1903-1914) 103 Ignis ardens
(ardent fire)
Hist.: The Pope had great personal piety and achieved a number of important reforms in the devotional and liturgical life of priests and laypeople.
260 Benedict XV (1914-1922) 104 Religio depopulata
(Religion laid waste)
Hist.: This Pope reigned during the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia which store the establishment of Communism.
261 Pius XI (1922-1939) 105 Fides intrepida
(Intrepid faith)
Hist.: This Pope stood up to Fascist and Communist forces lining up against him in the lead up to World War II.
262 Pius XII (1939-1958) 106 Pastor angelicus
(Angelic Shepherd)
Hist.: This Pope was very mystical, and is believed to have received visions. People would kneel when they received telephone calls from him. His encyclicals add enormously to the understanding of Catholic beliefs (even if they are now overlooked because of focus on the Second Vatican Council, which occurred so soon after his reign).
263 John XXIII (1958-1963) 107 Pastor et Nauta
(pastor and marine)
Hist.: prior to his election he was patriarch of Venice, a marine city, home of the gondolas
264 Paul VI (1963-1978) 108 Flos florum
(flower of flowers)
Hist.: his arms displayed three lilies.
265 John Paul I (1978) 109 De medietate Lunæ
(of the half of the moon)
Hist.: Albino Luciani, born in Canale d'Agardo, diocese of Belluno, (beautiful moon) Elected pope on August 26, his reign lasted about a month, from half a moon to the next half...
266 John Paul II (1978-2005) 110 De labore Solis
(of the eclipse of the sun, or from the labour of the sun)
Hist.: Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse. He also comes from behind the former Iron Curtain (the East, where the Sun rises). He might also be seen to be the fruit of the intercession of the Woman Clothed with the Sun labouring in Revelation 12 (because of his devotion to the Virgin Mary). His Funeral occurred on 8 April, 2005 when there was a solar eclipse visible in the Americas.
267 Benedict XVI (2005-) 111 Gloria olivæ
The Benedictine order traditionally said this Pope would come from their order, since a branch of the Benedictine order is called the Olivetans. St Benedict is said to have prophesied that before the end of the world, a member of his order would be Pope and would triumphantly lead the Church in its fight against evil. While the Holy Father chose the name "Benedict", this does not seem enough to fulfil the prophecy. Nor is it clear how Benedict XVI (a Bavarian) is "Glory of the Olives". Since he is said to have remarked in the Conclave after saying he would take the name Benedict that it was partly to honour Benedict XV, a pope of peace and reconciliation, perhaps Benedict XVI will be a peacemaker in the Church or in the World, and thus carry the olive branch.
  In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & Judex tremêdus judicabit populum suum. Finis.
(In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.)

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Tribulation Timeline 2011 – 2018???

August 31, 2011

Hello,

I’ve been asked now by numerous believers when I thought the rapture would take place & when the tribulation would begin.  I’ve also been asked what role if any I thought the lunar tetrad in 2014-2015 would play in a tribulation timeline.  So for those who want to enter into conjecture with me on a tribulation timeline, here is a response I have sent out & it is what I see as of September 2011.     
     This is an area that we must approach with extreme caution.  I will say from the very beginning that I do not know the exact day the LORD is coming back although I know His coming is very near.  I am a student of the Word along with everyone else.  With that being said, I have spent countless hours on this topic & I believe the LORD is sending the signals of His return.  Many will teach that you cannot have a clue of when the LORD's return is, but that is not what the Word says in 1 Thessalonians 5.  We are commanded to watch!  It is not evil to look into these things as some would have you to believe, you just don't want to end up with billboards everywhere claiming you know the day.  So now by your request I will enter into an area of conjecture - simply looking at the signs God is giving us & comparing it to His prophetic Word.
     Daniel 9:24 tells us there are 70 shabuwa(weeks) prophesied for Israel.  These shabuwa /"weeks" can mean shabuwa of days, weeks, months, or years depending on context.  One fulfillment of Daniel 9:24 is to understand that this passage has a weeks of years fulfillment that will soon culminate into completion.  Watch our video called Historical Prophecy for more on this.  The point I want you to understand is that Israel is still owed Daniels 70th week which is known as the tribulation.
     The WORD tells us exactly how many days are in this time period with a possible 30 day variation of either 2520 days or possibly 2550 days.  You can compile the day count from Revelation 11, 12, 13, & Daniel 12 & also by studying the 70 weeks of Daniel 9.  The LORD will continue to fulfill His "Moed's" or feast days from Leviticus 23 with His second coming.  Some believe the rapture & start of the tribulation will occur on or around Feast of Trumpets; we just don't know which year.  Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries has the best teaching on this that I know of in a video called Feasts of The LORD.  The LORD will come back to rescue the remnant Israel at the end of the tribulation on the Feast of Atonement & Feast of Tabernacles, we just don't know which year.
     Now that we have some parameters to work with, we need to look at the significance of the blood moons on Moed's in 2014-2015.  In a Hebraic mindset, a blood moon meant judgment for the nation of Israel while a full solar eclipse meant judgment for the nations.  If you look at the pattern of when these have occurred in the past(1967/1968, 1949/1950, 1492...), these events all have one thing in common, persecution for the nation of Israel.  I believe that the blood moons in 2014 & 2015 are also a sign of persecution to come for Israel.  This is the only time God is giving this sign in the 21st century.
     So here is my conjecture, but this is only a guess & is subject to change:
The blood moons of 2014-2015 with the full solar eclipse in 2015 are the heavenly signs of the abomination of desolation by the antichrist(Daniel 9:27, 2 Thes 2:3-4, Matt 24:15) & subsequent persecution of the Jews where 2/3 of them will be killed(Zech 13:8-9).  There is only one solar eclipse during this tetrad(4 blood moons) & I believe this may in fact mark the abomination of desolation when the antichrist declares himself to be god.  That is Nisan 1 & then 14 days later on Nisan 14 there is a blood moon on Passover(a time of fleeing for the Jews).  The Jews fled from Pharaoh on the first Passover & could be fleeing from antichrist on Passover during the last reign of the times of the gentiles.  These dates on our calendar are March 20, 2015(full solar on Nisan 1) & April 4, 2015(Passover blood moon).
     Knowing all this, you can go to this day count website & plug in the dates counting forward & backward from March 20, 2015.  Counting 1290 days forward(minus a day so it’s not added twice) is 9/29/2018, the last day of a 7 day celebration of Feast of Tabernacles in 2018.  With this thinking, this would be the end of the tribulation & the return of Christ.  Now counting 1260 days backward from 3/20/2015 would land on October 7-8, 2011(Feast of Atonement) just a few days after Feast of Trumpets on September 29-30.  This would place the catching away of the Bride of Christ before October 7-8 if this is indeed the timeline(Feast of Trumpets???).
     You have asked me to think out loud on a very controversial topic & this is what I contemplate to myself & up until this point only shared with a select few around me.  I have been constructing private timelines for Daniel's 70th week since 2008 when I found out about the lunar tetrad in 2014-2015.  At this point, this is my latest, most up to date timeline, but I have been wrong before.  I will reiterate that I do not know which day the LORD is coming back, but it doesn't stop me from thinking about it daily.    
     The calendar on Chadbad.org is a very helpful tool when looking at this info as well.  I have attached a Feast of the LORD schedule for the next few years for your research.  A website I visit often is fivedoves.com  where believers who are excited for the LORD's return post their thoughts - you may enjoy this, just don't believe everything you read - you must filter the posts.         

     

I hope this is what you were looking for.  Keep looking up - JESUS IS COMING!!!           

Feasts schedule 2010-2020

God Bless,

Scott McAllister

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ELENIN, PLANET X , NIBURU

& Feast of Trumpets 2011

August 8th, 2011

Hello friends,
     I am unable to sleep tonight as the LORD has me meditating on comet Elenin.  If you have not heard, Elenin is said to be a dwarf star that is going to pass close to the earth.  Due to its immense size & its orbit being in close proximity to the earth, some credit Elenin with being responsible for some of the recent devastating earthquakes around the world.  Every time Elenin aligns with the sun and the earth, major earthquakes have occurred including: the 8.8 Chili earthquake on February 27, 2010, the 7.2 New Zealand earthquake on September 4, 2010, and the 9.0 Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011.  The magnetic forces of these alignments effect the earth similar to how the moon effects the ocean tides.
  
    
     It is being reported that Elenin will be visible to the naked eye in mid September 2011.  What has intrigued me the most is it aligns with both the earth and sun around September 28, 2011 which happens to be the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hoshanah).  I have also read that it will block out the sun for 3 days this Feast of trumpets.  Some speculate tremendous earthquakes for that time period.  For those who are not aware, Feast of Trumpet is one of 7 days each year that are God's appointments spoken of in Leviticus 23.  It is also the next Feast on the prophetic calendar to be fulfilled by Jesus.  Many believe the Feast of Trumpets will be the day when Jesus raptures the Church, we just don't know which year. 

     If you are not aware, the luciferians/Illuminati control Hollywood & here are a couple movies depicting this hole scenario:





     I don't claim to know what all the ramifications are to Elenin.  What I do know is that Jesus is coming soon & I find it very interesting that the timing of Elenin comes on Feast of Trumpets this year.  The signs are everywhere.  When the rapture does occur, I believe Satan will try to cover it up with a UFO/Alien deception performed be fallen angels which is depicted in our video "Days of Noah".

There is a website I visit often called www.fivedoves.com which has posts by believers who are excited & looking for our LORD's soon return.  You can find more info on this topic on their site & I found this picture on that site.
       



Keep looking up - JESUS IS COMING

Revelation 3:10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.  

God Bless,

Scott McAllister


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Beware of Chrislam!!! 

June 20, 2011

Hello friends,

I pray you are doing well.  I know it has been a while since my last post - we are working on a new video series right now.  I wanted to bring something to your attention that is a great indicator of how late the hour is.  There is a movement known as ecumenicalism & it's purpose is to bring the main religions of the world under one universal spiritual authority.  This movement will ultimately lead to the fulfillment of the false prophet coming on the scene as the head of this new universal religion.  2Thessalonians 2 & Revelation 13 speak of how lying signs & wonders will be performed in order to deceive the masses into worshiping the Antichrist.  Most do not realize how close we really are to the fulfillment of these things.

     From all of my studies, I have come to the conclusion that this false religion lead by the false prophet will be comprised primarily of the world's 3 largest religions: Islam, Judaism, & apostate Christianity.   Right now there is a massive coordinated effort to make this a reality.  Unknown to most, a new religion is being pushed throughout the world known as Chrislam.  In November, 2010 many Christian churches across America taught a sermon series on Chrislam illustrating that Jesus is mentioned in the Koran & those two religions can be reconciled to each other.  True followers of Christ & those who study God's Word know that nothing could be further from the truth.  1 Timothy 2:5 says " For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"  These so called pastors also placed Korans along side the Holy Bible in their pews. And they taught that you can be a follower of Christ without necessarily believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who died for our sins offering the gift of eternal salvation.

 

On June 26, 2011, churches in 26 states will be involved in joint services with Muslims and other sects.  We are witnessing the "Great Falling Away" spoken of in 2 Thessalonians    chapter 2.  Spear-heading this organized assault on Biblical Christianity is an organization called "Faith Share.org".    Jack Van Impe just did a show exposing this lie, & TBN censored one of his programs & refused to air it.  As a result, the Van Impe's have cancelled their contract & will be leaving TBN.  Please keep the Van Impe's in your prayers.  Jack Van Impe also accused Rick Warren & Robert Shuller of aiding in this movement.  Here is a clip from their show that aired on 6/12/11. 

 

     To help combat this lie, Seven Theory Ministries is working on a new video that has a song called "The Anointed One of God" as well as a detailed study titled "The Supremacy, Glory and Preeminence of Yeshua".  Please keep us & these projects in your prayers & check back with us soon as these videos should be uploaded shortly.

God bless,

Scott McAllister

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 Maitreya Antichrist Deception
Sunday June 14th, 2009

    As we continue to watch current events unfold, there are those who think that Obama is the Antichrist, but there might be an oversight here.  The book “The Antichrist” written in 1923 by Arthur W. Pink claims that the “profane and wicked Prince of Israel” in Ezek 21:25-27 is one of the many titles of the Antichrist.  Some scholars teach that the Jews for a time will believe that the Antichrist is the long awaited Messiah.  With all the controversy now about the two state solution between Israel & the Palestinian Authority, tensions are building between President Obama & Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  In my view,  the likelihood of the Jews worshiping Obama as their Messiah is nil.  Some would argue that if Obama provided a way for the Jews to build their 3rd temple, things could change; but worship him is a stretch in my opinion.  In expanding my horizons, I stumbled across an interesting discovery.

Have you heard about Maitreya
known very well by the New Age followers?  Benjamin Crème is the founder of an organization called Share International which is devoted to spreading the word of Maitreya and oddly enough is sponsored by the United Nations.  For more than twenty years he has been traveling around the world giving lectures to “prepare the world for the new world teacher- Maitreya.”  He is being presented as Christ to the Christians, Messiah to the Jews, Krishna to the Hindus, Mahdi to the Muslims, and the Fifth Buddha to the Buddhists.  This should make your hair stand & bring the “Son of Perdition- aka the Antichrist” to your mind.  Crème states that Maitreya will soon be introduced to the world on an American television network & broadcast all over the world by satellite.  Crème also stated that there will be a market crash and a bright star that will shine both day & night for a week before he is revealed.  This sounds like Satan’s counterfeit to the star of Bethlehem. 

Here is a related article: MAITREYA RISING?

 

Here are some videos on Maitreya:

                                                      

                  

                  
This is a long & comprehensive study on Maitreya by Dr. Scott Johnson.  Dr Scott Johnson in my opinion has done his homework & incorporates the Word all the way through his studies.  I don’t believe this information will be around much longer, get it while you can.

I know some of you prescribe to a pre trib rapture while others hold a mid trib/pre wrath view.  The rapture view in the above studies appears to be pre wrath.  In my opinion we should hope for the pre trib rapture, but have the faith and endurance to endure the pre wrath view. 
2 Thes 2:9-12 says
“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”

I believe this powerful delusion is soon approaching & it is important to get in the Word & be steadfast in prayer.  I am not saying that this is exactly how things will play out, but I am simply providing you information to be on guard of. 

            Maitreya’s disciples have created a website where people can learn about him in multiple different languages:  http://maitreya.org/

On one of the site’s pages, there is a genealogy allegedly tying him to both King David as well as the Prophet Muhammad.  They claim that Maitreya is both the “Lion from the tribe of Judah” as well as the Mahdi of Islam-what blasphemy!
       
http://www.maitreya.org/english/genealogy.htm

          I am going to take this opportunity to set the record straight.  In Luke we see God’s promise that Jesus would be a descendant of King David & would rule on David’s throne forever.  David’s throne did not exist in Jesus’ day and this is yet future for we know that Jesus is currently on His Fathers throne - not David’s.          
  
Luke 1:26 -35

26In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." 29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." 34"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" 35The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[c] the Son of God.

If you read both Matthew chapter 1 as well as Luke chapter 3, you will see two genealogies of Jesus.  Matthew was a Levi & portrays Jesus as the Messiah- the Lion from the tribe of Judah.  Naturally he starts his genealogy with Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob where the nation of Israel starts.  In Matt 1:6 King David is listed and then it continues on with Solomon- the royal blood line and ends in verse 16 with Joseph the husband of Mary- the legal father of Jesus.  In verse 11 we come across Jeconiah(also spelled Jechonias in KJV) & run into a problem.  In Jeremiah 22: 24-30 we find that Jeconiah (also known as Jehoiachin or Coniah) has disobeyed the God of Israel and the LORD says in verse 30: This is what the LORD says: "Record this man as if childless, a man who will not prosper in his lifetime, for none of his offspring will prosper, none will sit on the throne of David or rule anymore in Judah."         

Thus Jeconiah’s blood line is cursed which ends up at Joseph - the husband of Mary.  Here is where the virgin birth is pivotal to fulfill the prophecies of the Messiah.  In the 3rd chapter of Luke we find another genealogy of Jesus in reverse order.  Luke being a physician portrays Jesus as the “Son of Man” and naturally begins his genealogy with the first man- Adam.  Going to the back of this genealogy in verse 38 you will see this genealogy in reverse order starting with Adam.  At verse 34 you will see Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob.  From here the genealogy is identical to Matthew’s until you come to King David in verse 31.  Here is where Luke takes a left turn.  In 2 Samuel 11  you can recount the story of David & Bathsheba.  They had an adulterous relationship and she became pregnant.  This son dies shortly after birth.  They marry and have another son which David names Solomon.  They have a third son which Bathsheba names Nathan after her good friend Nathan the prophet.  Here is where Luke picks up the genealogy in verse 31 with Nathan- the son of King David.  This blood line ends in verse 23 with Heli which was the father of Mary- the mother of Jesus.  Mary isn’t listed here because women weren’t included, but Joseph the legal father of Jesus is listed instead.

             Genesis 3:15 alludes to the Messiah coming from the seed of the woman as opposed to the seed of a man.  Isaiah 7:14 also confirms the virgin birth of the Messiah.  So the question must be asked.  If Maitreya is claiming to be the “Lion from the tribe of Judah, what blood line does he use?  He uses Solomon the royal blood line of King David & includes the cursed Jechonias as his lineage! http://www.maitreya.org/english/genealogy.htm

  In conclusion, you can clearly see that the virgin birth was both prophesied and necessary in order to make claim to be the Messiah – the Lion from the tribe of Judah.  Unless you include both of the blood lines from Matthew chapter 1 & Luke chapter 3, all you are left with is a lie!  Whoever this Maitreya character turns out to be, he is a fraud and has the potential to deceive millions.  I hope you have found this study interesting as well as challenging.  Please feel free to share this study with others.  May our hope & our deliverer Jesus the Christ come quickly!  Praise the name of Yeshua! 

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