Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore….
A lot of you are aware of the times in which we live, and you want to know how the new pope fits into what the scriptures say about the one-world religion of the last days. I’m going to start with the origins of the Catholic church and proceed from there. Lest anyone should think I’m singling out the Catholic religion, you need to read Ides of March Part IV: “As the Crow Flies,” which I will post as soon as possible.
Since the scriptures tell us the Roman church will have all religions under their dome during the tribulation, I’ll begin my focus here. I’ve been afraid to go into detail about this mysterious church, but NeverMore. Time is short. You’ve heard the expression “All that glitters is not gold.” Sadly, the gold here?…‘tain’t pretty. It’s pretty tainted. As a matter of fact, what I’ve discovered chills me to the bone. But God tells us to speak boldly for the faith. Let us pray for each other as we obey His command in a world that has turned upside down.
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Dear Catholic brothers and sisters: I’m sure many of you have genuinely placed your faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, and trust in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of sins. Perhaps you stay in the Catholic church due to family tradition, etc. But the exposed corruption and sex scandals up to the highest levels that just keep coming– especially the documented sexual molestation of many innocent children as young as 3-years old – should lead you to come out of this apostate church. I wonder just how many of these crimes have gone unnoticed. I implore you to read this all the way through, including the links provided, and then decide for yourself.
Luke 17:2 “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”
There is a wealth of information here for any questions you may have.
THE GREAT APOSTASY
1 Timothy 4: 1-5 “ Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”
Origin of the Catholic Church
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore….
For the first 280 years of Christian history, the Roman Empire banned Christianity and persecuted Christians horribly. Then came Roman Emperor, Constantine, who reigned from 306 to 337 A.D. When the Roman Empire started to fall apart, Constantine thought he could save it by mixing paganism and Christianity together. In 313 A.D. he, together with Licinius, issued the Edict of Milan, allowing Christianity to be practiced in the empire. Licinius’s letter of toleration and restitution was addressed to the governor of Bithynia, posted at Nicomedia on 6/13/313.
The Cult of Isis, an Egyptian mother-goddess religion, was absorbed into Christianity by replacing Isis with Mary. Many of the titles that were used for Isis, such as “Queen of Heaven,” “Mother of God,” and “God-bearer” were attached to Mary. Mary was given an exalted role far beyond what the Bible ascribes to her. In order to attract Isis worshippers to a faith they would not otherwise embrace, many temples to Isis were converted into temples dedicated to Mary.
The Roman god Jupiter was supreme ruler over all their gods. Roman sailors worshipped Neptune, god of the oceans. When the Catholic Church absorbed Roman paganism, it simply replaced the pantheon of gods with the saints. Just as the Roman pantheon of gods had a god of love, a god of peace, a god of war, a god of strength, a god of wisdom, etc., so the Catholic Church has a saint who is “in charge” over each of these, and many other categories. Just as many Roman cities had a god specific to the city, so the Catholic Church provided “patron saints” for the cities.
Constantine and his successors gave their support to the bishop of Rome as the supreme ruler of the church. They wanted to make sure the Roman government and state religion would be centered in the same location. While most other bishops (and Christians) resisted the idea of the Roman bishop being supreme, the Roman bishop eventually rose to supremacy due to the power and influence of the Roman emperors. When the Roman Empire collapsed, the popes took on the title that had previously belonged to the Roman emperors – Pontificus Maximus.
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!’
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’
Interestingly, Constantine met his death on the anniversary of the Day of Pentecost (which occurred some 300 years earlier) when the Holy Spirit that Christ had promised fell upon the disciples in Jerusalem, not in pagan Rome.
(John 14:26, 15:26; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5). The disciples in Jerusalem received “the power from on high,” and they began to preach and bear witness to Jesus as the risen Christ, the King and the Lord, the one and only mediator between God and man; the only one with the power to forgive sins. This moment has traditionally been called the birthday of the Church.
News That Matters : “Cardinal Say to Muslims: We Believe in the Same God”
It’s not just the Catholic religion making the above statement. I’ll explore this blasphemy in part IV.
BURNED AT THE STAKE
For hundreds of years the Roman Catholic Church didn’t allow people to read the bible for themselves. Many Christians were burned at the stake who tried to translate the bible from Latin to other languages for all to understand, even for trying to recite the Lord’s Prayer to their children in English. One person that stands out to me is Jan Hus, who is considered to be the first Church reformer, as he lived before Luther and Calvin. He tried to translate the bible into the language of the people, and was burned at the stake for doing so. His translated manuscripts were placed at his feet and used to light the fire.
Revelation 1:6 “I saw the woman (the harlot false religious system), drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”
Why did the Roman church not want the bible translated? If people were able to read the Bible in their own language, the church’s income and power would decrease. They couldn’t continue to get away with selling absolutions (the forgiveness of sins) or selling the release of loved ones from the church-manufactured Purgatory. They would be exposed as thieves and frauds. The contradictions between what God’s Word said and what the priests taught would open the public’s eyes to the real truth. That truth would set people free from the grip of fear the institutional church held over them. Salvation through faith, not works or donations, would be understood. The need for priests would disappear through the priesthood of all believers. The worship of church-canonized Saints and Mary would be questioned.
The Roman church was ultimately unsuccessful in its attempts to hide the truth of God’s Word. Many risked their lives and were martyred to get God’s word to the people. When they began to read the bible in their own language, they left the Catholic church in droves (Protestant Reformation). One goal of the Protestant Reformation was to return the Christian churches to the state of early Christianity. But this did not stop the Roman church. They became more deceptive in their attempt to gain back total power. That’s where the Jesuit Order comes in. I’ll have more on that shortly.
What does the Bible say About Instructing Others in the Church in an Unknown Language?
For over 1000 years, the Roman Catholic church often conducted their mass services entirely in the Latin language, when no one sitting in the pews understood the Latin language. Most Roman Catholics who have sat through such a Latin Mass service have wondered what is going on. It was not until 1965 AD that the Pope finally understood 1 Cor 14:19 and allowed masses to be conducted in the same vernacular language of the local people.
1 Corinthians 14:19 “Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.”
Was Peter the first pope?
The answer, according to Scripture, is a clear and emphatic “no.” Peter nowhere claims supremacy over the other apostles. Nowhere in his writings (1 and 2 Peter) did the Apostle Peter claim any special role, authority, or power over the church. Nowhere in Scripture does Peter, or any other apostle, state that their apostolic authority would be passed on to successors. Yes, the Apostle Peter had a leadership role among the disciples. Yes, Peter played a crucial role in the early spread of the gospel (Acts chapters 1-10). Yes, Peter was the “rock” that Christ predicted he would be (Matthew 16:18). However, these truths about Peter in no way give support to the concept that Peter was the first pope, or that he was the “supreme leader” over the apostles, or that his authority would be passed on to the bishops of Rome. Peter himself points us all to the true Shepherd and Overseer of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:25).
Bishops Were Married
1 Timothy 3:2-5 “A bishop, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?)”
Simon, who was also called Simon Peter, was married. Mark 1:30 “Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they spoke to Jesus about her.”
The Apostles Had a Right to Be Married
1 Corinthians 9:5 “Do we not have a right to take along a believing wife, even as the rest of the apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?”
Jesus, Forgiveness, and Salvation
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is the source of forgiveness of sins:
Acts 13:38 “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.”
Ephesians 2: 8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” We do not earn forgiveness through our works. Instead, we believe in Jesus by faith and receive His free gift of eternal life.
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
About Priests and Confession of Sins
The concept of confession of sin to a priest is nowhere taught in Scripture. First, the New Testament does not teach that there are to be priests in the New Covenant. Instead, the New Testament teaches that all believers are priests. First Peter 2:5-9 describes believers as a “holy priesthood” and a “royal priesthood.” Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can now approach God’s throne with boldness (Hebrews 4:16). The temple veil tearing in two at Jesus’ death was symbolic of the dividing wall between God and humanity being destroyed. We can approach God directly, ourselves, without the use of a human mediator. Why? Because, Jesus Christ is our great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-15; 10:21) and the only mediator between us and God (1 Timothy 2:5). The New Testament teaches that there are to be elders (1 Timothy 3), deacons (1 Timothy 3), bishops (Titus 1:6-9), and pastors (Ephesians 4:11) – but not priests.
What is the New Covenant?
Is The Perpetual Virginity Of Mary Biblical?
Matthew 1:25 “He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.” He, Joseph, did not have sexual relations with her, Mary, UNTIL after she bore a son, Jesus. The meaning of this Scripture is abundantly clear.
Matthew 13:55-56 “Is He not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not His sisters all with us?”
What Are Christian Saints According To The Bible?
In Roman Catholic theology, the saints are in heaven. In the Bible, the saints are on earth. In Roman Catholic teaching, a person does not become a saint unless he/she is “beatified” or “canonized” by the Pope or prominent bishop. In the Bible, everyone who has received Jesus Christ by faith is a saint. In Roman Catholic practice, the saints are revered, prayed to, and in some instances, worshipped. In the Bible, saints are called to revere, worship, and pray to God alone. (see Acts 9:13; Acts 9:32; Acts 26:10; Philippians 4:21; Ephesians 4:12; Ephesians 5:3; 1Corinthians 1:2). http://www.gotquestions.org/saints-Christian.html#ixzz2O98RsDtl
Is Prayer to saints and Mary biblical?
1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
The Bible nowhere instructs believers in Christ to pray to anyone other than God. The Bible nowhere encourages, or even mentions, believers asking individuals in heaven for their prayers.
Books the Catholic Religion Has in Their Bible and Why Protestants Don’t Use Them
The New Testament quotes from the Old Testament hundreds of times, but nowhere quotes or alludes to any of the Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical books. Further, there are many proven errors and contradictions in the Apocrypha / Deuterocanonicals.
Mark 7:7 “And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
Do Not Pray Using Vain Repetitions
Roman Catholics borrowed the idea of praying with beads from the pagan religions who were already using them hundreds of years before: In 456 AD, Hindus are thought to have introduced the concept of praying with beads to the world. The earliest reference to a rosary (boberkhas) is in their “Jain Canon” (456 AD). These boberkhas had various numbers of beads: 6,9,12,18,36 (any sub-multiple of 108). Islam (610 AD) uses a rosary of 99 beads, one for each of the names of their god, Allah (who is not our God – I’ll discuss this in part IV). Buddhists have 108 prayer beads on the string. The Rosary is of pagan origin, and no Christian prior to 1000 AD used beads to pray.
Matthew 6:7 “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them.”
Go Straight to the Lord in Prayer
Matthew 6: 9-13 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
In my research for this article, I found that mysticism was and still is practiced by certain Catholic priests and visionaries (as well as other religions I didn’t expect to find doing so; but, that’s for part IV). The prophets in the bible did not perform secret ritualistic practices in order to try to “summon God.” God summoned them instead.
“Mysticism” is derived from the Greek, meaning “to conceal”, and its derivative “mystikos” means “an initiate.” In the Hellenistic world, “mystical” referred to secret religious rituals. A “mystikos” was an initiate of a mystery religion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysticism
God warns against these occult practices. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer (one who claims to be able to call up the dead). For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD .
What Are Familiar Spirits?
God warns of the ultimate punishment. Revelation 21:8 says, “…those who practice magic arts …their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur…”
Here is what the bible says about visions and prophecy in the last days:
Acts 2:17 ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams.”
God will pour out His Spirit and reveal things to them, not to people who try to summon up spirits. When they do this, it won’t be from God. Satan is the great counterfeiter.
1 Thessalonians chapter 5 tells us not to despise prophecies but to test all things to see if they’re of God, and hold fast to what is good, and to abstain from every form of evil.
MYSTERY BABYLON: ONE-WORLD FALSE RELIGION OF THE TRIBULATION
Defenders of the Catholic faith admit that it is well known that the early church referred to pagan Rome as Babylon, and that one of the beasts spoken of in Revelation refers to Rome. However, they don’t believe that the “Harlot of Babylon” refers to the church. I beg to differ. You will see why when you watch the video I will provide shortly.
Revelation 17: 1-5 “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot (false religious system) who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Revelation 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.” (Rome is called “the city of seven hills).
Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns (antichrist’s government) which you saw on the beast (antichrist), these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.” (At the time of John’s vision, the Roman Empire was that power).
Terry James Article on Nearing Midnight: The Ultimate Bestiality (2nd article down)
SCANDALS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Anti-Mafia Raid: Police Swarm Diocese of Papal Frontrunner Angelo Scola
On Tuesday, March 12th, while the conclave was in session to elect a new pope, anti-mafia police raided the homes, offices and clinics in the diocese of papal frontrunner Angelo Scola. According to the Guardian, a statement from police said the raids were part of an investigation into “corruption linked to tenders by, and supplies to, hospitals.” That was certainly strange timing. Scola was the one that many cardinals congratulated, assuming he was the new pope, only to find out they were mistaken. Instead they discovered that Jesuit priest, Bergoglio, was the new pope.
The Vatican Mafia: by ex-Catholic Monsignor Dr. Rafael Rodriguez Guillen
Biography of Dr. Guillen
Other sources from Christian Progress site
Vatican Dept. Shares Building With Italy’s Largest Gay Sauna
The latest discovery in a string of scandals to rock the Catholic church came just two days after Pope Benedict resigned. Situated on a private road in Rome, a historic palazzo serves as homes to many top-level members of the Roman Curia’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples — the department responsible for coordinating the Church’s missionary work. It is also home to the Europa Multiclub, which boasts itself as being Europe’s largest gay bath house.
Recently La Repubblica reported that the Vatican spent around €20 million (which is $30 million dollars) in 2008 on a block of apartments which houses this multiclub. Boasting a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpool and massage areas, Europa Multiclub also hosts themed events, including “dove parties” and “bear parties.” In the bear parties a male stripper begins his dance wearing Catholic vestments. The club’s website describes the location at 2 Via Carducci as “a safe and quiet neighborhood, home to institutions and ministries, a few steps from Termini station.”
Cardinal Ivan Dias, former head of the Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples took a strong stance against homosexuality. Yet this 76-year-old “prince of the church” enjoys a 12-room apartment on the first-floor of the imposing palazzo, just yards from the ground floor entrance to the multiclub. There are 18 other Vatican apartments in the block, many of which house priests.
Titus 1:16 “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work ‘reprobate’ (degenerate; immoral; perverted).”
Huffington Post article and video interview:
Salon quoting from the Independent: http://www.salon.com/2013/03/12/the_vatican_plays_landlord_to_europes_biggest_gay_bathhouse/
U.K. Telegraph quoting from the Italian La Repubblica:
Publisher Owned by Catholic Church Sells Books That Promote Pornography, Satanism and Magic
Germany’s biggest Catholic-owned publishing house has been rocked by disclosures that it has been selling thousands of pornographic novels. Bernhard Müller, editor of the Catholic magazine PUR, alleged that the pornography scandal at Weltbild had been going on for at least a decade with the Church’s full knowledge. Müller said that in 2008, a group of concerned Catholics had sent bishops a 70-page document containing irrefutable evidence that Weltbild published books that promoted pornography, Satanism and magic. They demanded that the publisher withdraw the titles. But their protests appear to have been completely ignored.
Catholic Sex Abuse Cases
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore…..
The link below shows a series of convictions, trials and investigations into allegations of child sexual abuse crimes committed by Catholic priests and members of Roman Catholic Orders against children as young as 3 years old, with the majority between the ages of 11 and 14. These cases included anal sex, and oral penetration. In the 1950s, Gerald Fitzgerald, the founder of a religious order that treats Roman Catholic priests who molest children, concluded “(such) offenders were unlikely to change and should not be returned to ministry,” and this was discussed with Pope Paul VI (who reigned from 1963 to 1978) and “in correspondence with several bishops.”
With the publication of Pope John Paul II’s Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela in 2001, sex abuse cases were now required to be reported to Rome first. Previously, an individual Ordinary was permitted to handle the accusations. This change placed all such cases under the auspices of Cardinal Ratzinger, who served as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 until he was named Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. The Dallas Morning News did a year-long investigation after the 2002 revelation that cases of abuse were widespread in the Church. The results made public in 2004 showed that even after the public outcry, priests were moved out of the countries where they had been accused and were still in “settings that bring them into contact with children, despite church claims to the contrary.” Among the investigation’s findings is that nearly half of 200 cases “involved clergy who tried to elude law enforcement.”
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above the chamber door….
Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Cases By Country
A TO Z Database of Priests Publicly Accused of Sexual Abuse in the United States
Pagan Catholic Architecture
I found these pictures (link below) on a Christian site, Amazing Discoveries, in Canada that is committed to exposing deceptions and errors in the religious realm, history, science, media, and health. They provide pictures and descriptions of Catholic pagan architecture, but you can purchase “The Wine of Babylon” DVD or view the lecture online. A link is provided. Take notice of an image of what they say the IHS in the Jesuit Seal really stands for.
CAW! CAW! CAW!
Folks, I’m serious…put on a sweater. Get a cup of coffee or hot cocoa. This is going to chill you to the bone. There is a reason to first read the following scriptures due to what follows.
God warns against worship of carved images and the sun, moon and stars.
Deuteronomy 4: 15-20 “So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, so that you do not act corruptly and make a carved image for yourselves in the form of any figure – the likeness of male or female, the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth. And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven. But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today.”
HARLOT WOMAN DRUNK WITH WINE
Revelation 14:8 “And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.”
HARLOT WITH GOLD CUP IN HER HAND
Revelation 17:4 “The woman (harlot) was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality.”
WORSHIP OF THE DEAD
Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.” (There are over 100 tombs within St. Peter’s Basilica, many located in the Vatican grotto, beneath the Basilica. These include 91 popes. Some of their dead are on display).
Ephesians 6: 11–12. ” Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Must See Video of the Inside of St. Peter’s Basilica
You’ll have to turn the sound up on this video while he’s talking for the first minute. A lot of what you’ll see is chillingly obvious, but I want to point out some things to look for that might not be obvious unless you’re looking for it..
– When the video begins outside the basilica, note the shape the sun rays make and the balls of light that come down like an arrow. It brings the pyramids to mind along with the false religion of the Egyptians. Ephesians 2:2 refers to Satan as the “prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.” You should have no doubt after viewing the video just who is reigning there.
– There’s something the gentleman taking the video tries to get a good focus on through iron bars. It looks like an altar that has bones inside it to me. And….maybe this one’s just my imagination running away with me due to the sinister things being revealed — but before he gets up close, it looks like the red flowers are actually arranged to look like a devil face with horns, and a white alien-looking face briefly appears to the right bottom of the screen. Does anyone else see this same thing? I’m curious.
– Another thing that I’m wondering about is this: notice the cravat around the neck of the nude sculpture of a man having his foot held or whatever by another, and notice a wall hanging depicting a child with the same cravat. I heard something about an ancient pagan origin as to its meaning “submission,” but I can’t find a source for that particular description.
And Here it Is: The link below will take you to the video.
Another Door Not Shown in the Video is The Door Of Death (see link below)
The horrible Door of Sacraments was shown in the video, but there is another door that was not shown. It is called the Door of Death. The Catholic website below shows this door, though. I don’t believe their serene description.
Other images can be found online such as google.com. Click on “images” and type in your search. – St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s door decorations, Vatican sculptures, etc. The sun symbols and pine cone shapes, birds, etc. have pagan meanings dating back to the false religions of ancient Rome and the Egyptians. You can copy and paste an image to your computer desktop, word document, etc. and enlarge it from there if needed. But here are links to a couple of images with something that may not catch your eye if you’re not looking for it.
Vigilant, St. Peters Basilica: Satanic Face under Crest: Borders of Crest Come Down to Make His Horns
Alexan VII Saint Peter’s Square: Another Satanic Face under Crest With Horns
About The Jesuit Order
I mentioned earlier that, though the Roman church did all it could to try and stop it, many brave souls saw to it that God’s Word made its way into the hands of the people, and into a language they could understand. So, the Roman church became more deceptive in its attempt to gain back total power. Here enters the Jesuit Order.
The Jesuit maxim: “Give us the education of the children of this day – and the next generation will be ours.” I read that many of our journalists were educated in Jesuit schools.
Excerpt from March 2013 article in the Sydney Morning Herald
“The order elects its own leader, known informally as the “Black Pope” because of the black vestments worn by the Jesuits… Now, in a world first, a Jesuit has been appointed Pope in a surprise election that Australian Jesuits say could lead the Catholic Church in a new direction… They are a highly committed order that hatched from military beginnings… The Jesuits’ first focus was the conversion of Muslims, then halting the spread of Protestantism. The goal of modern Jesuits is to spread the Catholic faith, now through missionary work and education, rather than military action… Father Andrew Hamilton, a Melbourne-based Jesuit priest, said there were many Jesuits in the Vatican… Jesuits are known for being the intellectuals among priests… They run top colleges and schools… While most Jesuits avoid clashes with the Vatican hierarchy, previous popes, including John Paul II, have taken issue with the autonomy the order appears to enjoy… In 2007 the doctrinal office of the Vatican criticized the “erroneous … and even dangerous writings”, of a Spanish Jesuit scholar named Jon Sobrino, an advocate of Marxist-inspired theology. Father Hamilton said, while he was not fond of the military image associated with “God’s Marines,” it conveyed the idea that Jesuits were ideally available for special duties.”
Jesuit Pope a First for God’s Marines
History of Sexual Abuse of Children by the Jesuit Order
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
Darkness there, and nothing more.
The Society of Jesus’ (Jesuits) Pacific Northwest unit and its insurers agreed to pay a record $166.1 million to about 470 people who were sexually and psychologically abused as children by Jesuit priests from the 1940s to the 1990s.
Former Jesuit Says Dark Spirits, Conspiracy, Betrayal, Heresy, Widespread Sexual Perversion, Self-Advancement, And Demonic Possession are Rife Throughout The Catholic Church, From Its Lowest Levels Up To Its Highest.
Malachi Martin was an Irish Catholic priest and writer on the Catholic Church. Originally ordained as a Jesuit priest, he became Professor of Paleontology at the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute, and from 1958 Martin also served as a theological adviser to Cardinal Augustin Bea during preparations for the Second Vatican Council. Disillusioned by its reforms, he renounced his vows in 1964. His books, both fictional and non-fictional, frequently present a dark view of the present state of the world, exposing dark spirits, conspiracy, betrayal, heresy, widespread sexual perversion, self-advancement, and demonic possession, each being asserted as rife throughout the Catholic Church, from its lowest levels up to its highest.
Jesuits Embrace Liberation Theology
Liberation theology is described as Marxist. Some liberation theologians base their actions on the belief that the real mission of Jesus Christ was to bring a sword and social unrest.
Jesus Came As The Suffering Servant
Isaiah 53:1-2 “Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground.
Verse 7: “He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.”
Jesuits and the Chinese Rites Controversy
The Chinese Rites controversy was a 17th–18th-century dispute among Roman Catholic missionaries about whether Chinese ritual practices of honoring family ancestors (worship of the dead) and other formal Confucius and Chinese imperial rites were too superstitious to be compatible with Catholic belief. The Jesuits argued that these Chinese rites are compatible to Catholic beliefs within certain limits.
Veneration (worship) Of The Dead
In 1939, after two centuries, the Holy See re-assessed the issue. Pope Pius XII issued a decree of 8 Dec 1939, authorizing Christians to observe these ancestral rites and participate in Confucius-honoring ceremonies. Later, the general principle of admitting native ceremonies into the liturgy of the church whenever possible was proclaimed by the second Vatican Council (1962–65).
The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church
They have a history of using trickery and deception: becoming “all things to all men” in order to accomplish their goal of bringing all religions under the authority of the Roman church, including working behind the scenes to cause social unrest.
Secret Oath from a Secret Society
Ian Paisley is a well-known politician and former church minister from Northern Ireland. On The European Institute of Protestant Studies website, posted the Oath. Dr. Alberto Rivera, who escaped from the Jesuit Order in 1967, confirms that the induction ceremony and the text of the Jesuit Oath which he took were identical to what is cited below. The Roman church denies it, but given what has already been revealed, decide whether you believe it or not for yourself.
Pope Francis: How Does He Fit Into The End Of Days?
Is he Peter the Roman? There are some clues that point to it. But the signs the scriptures say will occur together that point to the end of days are exploding all around the world at an exponential rate. This leads us to believe he is the last pope, unless his reign is very…and I mean VERY short.
The scriptures tell us the one-world false religious system will be headed up by the Roman church during the tribulation. But it’s going to take someone very convincing and something extraordinary to completely pull this great feat off.
On 3/13/2013 Rome Time 7:06 p.m., 76-year-old Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the new leader of the Petrine office, though the announcement was not officially made until 8:13 p.m. In military and European time that would be 20:13 hours. That’s exactly 1699 years 9 months after Constantine’s co-signer, Licinius’ letter was posted at Nicomedia on 6/13/313 allowing toleration of Christianity in the pagan Roman Empire.
Now that I’ve put all those numbers out there…all I can say is “it’s unusual.” I know that some secret societies such as the Jesuits and the Masonic order cater to certain numbers, and both of these groups are in the Vatican. As a matter of fact they’ve left their pagan symbols everywhere. And we all have heard that 13 is an unlucky number, whether it’s true or not. I know some take it quite seriously. There are hotels with no 13th floor, so I hear. There are numbers in the bible that are obviously important to God, but never are they meant to guide one’s life. Numerology is Satan’s counterfeit. But, back to the new pope.
Bergoglio is the son of Italian parents. He chose Francis for his papal name after Francis of Assisi, an Italian priest whose original name was Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone. The new Pope remarked, “You know that the work of the conclave is to give a bishop to Rome. It seems as if my brother cardinals went to find him “from the end of the earth.” Thank you for the welcome.”
He is from the Jesuit Order, the Society of Jesus. He has washed the feet of the sick in humility, modeling himself after Jesus, who washed the feet of His disciples. This pope has been hailed by analysts and the faithful as humble, conservative, and charismatic.
The motto chosen for his archdiocese is “Miserando Atque Eligendo,” or “Lowly but Chosen.” His personal style seems to be the opposite of Vatican purple and scarlet splendor. He wears a simple, unembellished white robe.
Francis Chooses Design of Peter Holding the Keys to the Roman Church for Papal Ring
At the installation Mass, Francis is expected to receive the fisherman’s ring. Each pope picks his own ring, and Francis was given several designs to choose from. He chose one of Peter holding the keys of the Holy See (Roman church). http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA53P9181
Pope’s Coat of Arms: Occult Symbolism? (posted on Rapture Ready News)
See it at this link: http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/03/popes-coat-of-arms-riddled-with-occult-symbolism-2601090.html
Pope Francis Tells Vatican To Prepare For Change
On March 16th the Pope ruled that senior administrators in the Vatican bureaucracy will temporarily keep their posts while he studies what changes may be required. So, it looks like the same Curia that is riddled with scandal will still be in charge of Vatican affairs for now.
A Welcome from Shimon Peres
Israel’s president invited the new pope for a visit, asking him to contribute to peace as a spiritual, rather than a political, leader “He’ll be a welcome guest in the Holy Land, as a “man of inspiration who can add to the attempt to bring peace” in a stormy area.”
Peres said during a meeting with the leaders of the Catholic Church in Poland on Thursday. “All people here, without exception, without difference of religion or nationality, will welcome the newly elected pope.”
Controversies Surrounding Francis
Simple Image; Complex Past
Many Argentines remain angry over the church’s acknowledged failure to openly confront a regime that was kidnapping and killing thousands of people as it sought to eliminate “subversive elements” in society. It’s one reason why more than two-thirds of Argentines describe themselves as Catholic, but less than 10 per cent regularly attend Mass.
Pope Francis: Questions Remain
Dark Cloud in Francis’ Past
STRANGER THAN FICTION
Regarding the pope prophecies of the Catholic’s St.Malachy, scholars don’t claim them to be of God. As a matter of fact, I recently read that Malachy was said to possess the powers of levitation and clairvoyance. God has true prophets, and Satan has false ones. If Malachy practiced mysticism, he definitely opened himself up to be used by Satan to suit his own evil purposes.
How Does Satan Counterfeit the Things of God?
Author Thomas Horn on History’s Final Pope
Author, Thomas Horn, along with Cris Putnam, wrote Petrus Romanus, which was released in 2012. In this book he said he had documented proof that Benedict would soon resign the papacy. He speaks of what he believes to be the last pope and the Jesuit order as a significant aspect in his book. I have not yet read it.
Horn talks here about how this pope fits the description.
Terry James Book Review of Petrus Romanus
A Pious and Christ-like Pope?
Is this humble, charismatic pope as pious and Christ-like as he seems to be? Or is he doing what the Jesuit oath says, “be all things to all people.” You’ve been given the facts, folks. You can make up your own mind. What I do know is that the bible warns us of a deception to come that will fool the world.
Horn has written a new book that will soon be available for release titled “Exo Vaticana.” He claims to have documentation proving that the Vatican is behind a satanic hoax (extra terrestrials) that will explain afterward just how millions of Christians suddenly disappeared. If you haven’t heard this before, think about it. It certainly would scare everyone into believing this delusion and coming together into a united religion. However, these beings wouldn’t really be from another planet or universe, but demonic spirits from Satan himself. Here are a couple of links that have excerpts from Horn’s books.
Archive of Thomas Horn’s works, including excerpts from his upcoming book http://www.newswithviews.com/Horn/thomasA.htm
Is The Vatican Easing Humanity Toward Alien Disclosure?
VATICAN OBSERVATORY’S LUCIFER INSTRUMENT: Official name “Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research”
Lucifer is part of the Large Binocular Telescope, which happens to be right next to the Vatican Observatory on Mt. Graham in Tucson. That’s right, the Vatican has an observatory in Arizona, manned by Jesuit astronomers. Now its next-door neighbor is named for the Devil.
Scientists at five German universities designed the instrument, and they came up with the name, according to Daniel Stolte, a spokesman for the University of Arizona. Stolte,who is German, explained that the team was tossing around names, looking for an acronym that would fit all the technical terms. This is what he had to say:
“In Germany, they wouldn’t have the same hesitation that Americans would have, since it’s a very secular country,” he said. “I may be completely off, but that’s just my hunch — for us Germans, Lucifer just sounds cool. It’s more historical than emotional.”
Possible Explanation For The Disappearance Of Millions Of Raptured Christians
They’ll probably say something like, “They’ve been taken so they can be educated in how to be more “tolerant” or “enlightened/illuminated.” Then they will be returned.
In 1997 Guy Malone wrote: “Ask yourself a question – If at some point in the future, assuming you had no training or belief in Christian doctrine, and millions of people instantly disappeared from the face of the earth while driving, flying airplanes, from right in front of your eyes or from your bed, where would you think they all went? … They’ll say the UFO people took them away… It was too obvious. I’m far from the only believer to have figured this one out. But to work, it would have to be the greatest deception ever pulled on the face of the earth…”
– Guy Malone, Come Sail Away: UFO Phenomenon and the Bible, pgs. 6-7, 1997 Edition
Hal Lindsey suggested years ago that UFO’S may be the possible explanation given for the disappearance of millions of Christians in the rapture. But these so-called aliens from outer space would really be Satan’s minions – his demons. This delusion will be readily accepted by many who have been left behind.
Dr. David Allen Lewis & Robert Shrekhise, UFO: End-Time Delusion, pg. 25
“…They figure into the end-time scheme of prophecy and its fulfillment. The increasing frequency of sightings and “close encounters” are a part of an end-time assault on humanity. The prophecies of the Bible clearly reveal this. Both the seemingly benign and the hostile entities are playing their diverse roles… They will play an increasing role in preparing a segment of humanity for the reception of the Antichrist…”
Chris White, David Icke Debunked
In a video debunking New Age occultism, evangelist Chris White offers: –
“… Let me suggest a possible x factor… That is an extra terrestrial presence being discovered. I realize that there are many documents that reveal a plan of the new world order to use an alien threat to cause the patriotism needed for a world government. After all people would no longer view themselves and separate countries but instead a world family, this would also create the need for a world bureaucracy to deal with the threat. But I think that based on the propaganda of Hollywood and the occult writings that this might not be presented as a threat at all, but rather as them posing as a savior to a world that will be war torn, They will claim to be saving us from ourselves, they will claim to have genetically created mankind, and they would claim that they used to be like us and that we are on the verge of an evolution…
“…All over the world religions would be in turmoil, here are these aliens and they are claiming to have created us, that means they are claiming to be our God in a sense… All the religions would be forced to reconsider their ideas. Secondly, it would finally get the idea of a possible evolution to the entire world, everyone across the world, from the smallest village to the largest city would have a really good reason to believe that they too could be evolved, they could become like the aliens, they could become actual gods…
“… These demons are influencing people to prepare the way for what the new world order calls its phoenix. And what the theosophical society calls the world teacher, their Christ, what I would call the antichrist…”
The Destruction Of Mystery Babylon
Revelation 18:1-8 “After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! (For) she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”
Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!’ I shrieked upstarting –
Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.”
nd thy soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted – nevermore!
OTHER SIGNS OF THE TIMES
No to a Cross; Yes to Photo of Arafat
Barack Obama had no problem refusing to stand in front of a cross at Georgetown University because he thought it might offend people who are not Christians. Yet, he made no efforts to refuse to stand under the poster of Arafat, a man who began the modern form of terrorism and was responsible for many deaths, some of which were Americans. I’ll never forget reading about how Arafat wrenched a baby from his Jewish mother’s arms and murdered it in front of her, bashing its head against a wall. Does Obama not know his history, or does it not matter to him? http://exposingliberallies.blogspot.com/2013/03/no-to-cross-yes-to-photo-of-arafat.html
Newsweek Hails Obama as Messianic Second Coming
I remember when he was first elected – all those remarks about him being a messiah. These are blasphemous claims and an abomination! Now I’m hearing this again.
He said from Israel the day of his speech, “I also know that I come to Israel on the eve of a sacred holiday – the celebration of Passover. And that is where I would like to begin today.”
Yes, Nisan 10 on the Jewish calendar was the anniversary of the sanctification of the Passover Lamb, given to the Jews just before their Exodus. Their actual Passover Feast begins on March 26th. But Nisan 10 also just so happened to be the anniversary of the day Jesus, our Passover Lamb, rode into Jerusalem on a colt and revealed Himself as our Messiah. Do you believe that fact was lost on him? This will only give people more reason to make their claims, especially if he takes credit for the upcoming peace agreement? If he really is Christian, he should have put a stop to people making these claims, whether they’re serious or joking. Now he’s only fueled the fire again with his timing.
1 John 2:18 “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.”
A Significant Day in History
On Nisan 10 four important events occurred in history with the same pattern and theme showing God’s sovereign control. I mentioned Exodus 12: 3-6: Sanctification of the Passover Lamb given the Jews during the original Exodus. And I mentioned the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem centuries later. But two other events also occurred on Nisan 10 in history.
· Joshua 4:19 – The Jews crossed the Jordan River and entered into the Promised Land.
· Ezekiel Chp.40:12 – Ezekiel was given a vision of the 4th millennial temple. This is to occur in the future when the Messiah, Jesus, returns to reign over the earth for 1000 years. Every side of the temple will be a mile in length. The bible states it will be 25 miles north of the current temple and the third one, which will be built during the tribulation (after the rapture).
One Down; One to Go
Speeches ended in Israel on Nisan 10 with promises to earnestly revisit the peace agreement (Oslo Accords). One covenant confirmed in 2013 already (Vatican and Israel); one more to go.
Daniel 9:27 “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ (7 years). In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”
So, let’s see:
1. Israel’s president is pushing for the confirming of the covenant.
2. Our president is pushing for the confirming of the covenant.
3. PLO president, Abbas, is willing to negotiate concerning the covenant.
4. Pope Francis has been invited to come to Israel by Shimon (Peter) Peres to “help foster a religious peace,” saying “all religions will welcome him.” And he has a new official seat in the Last Supper Room on Mt. Zion.
5. Netanyahu has been forced to resign himself to the two-state solution in the face of a new opposition government.
o Who’s on first?
o What’s on second?
o I “Dunno’s” on third.
o The new batter has hit a home run.
o And the previous team struck out.
SIGNS IN THE SKY
Washington Times: Sacred mystery: Blockbuster ratings for ‘The Bible’ confound Hollywood
Hollywood is baffled by the enormous ratings of the miniseries on the History Channel, “The Bible.” Interestingly, the first episode contained the plague of locusts that descended upon Egypt (the 8th plague) before the Passover Exodus. It was in that very same week this episode aired when millions of locusts actually descended upon Egypt – all in the month of Passover and Easter. With all that’s going on, people are searching for an explanation. I pray that hearts and minds and eyes will be opened before it’s too late.
New Report March 24th: The Locusts Keep Coming!
Fertile locusts swarm into Israel on Passover eve. Arriving with Biblically resonant timing, latest arrivals are ready to reproduce
FIRE FROM THE SKIES
New Comet will whizz past Mars in 2014
Mars is known as the Angry Red Planet. In the false Roman religion of ancient times, Mars was the god of war. Coincidence maybe? But what’s up with all these new comets ?
March 18th article: Asteroids and Meteors Just Keep Coming! Still Say Unrelated?
Four asteroids pass by earth on March 8 to March 9, 2013. Large fireballs in the sky reported worldwide.
Again on week later on March 16: American Meteorologist Society Received Reports on Fireball Seen Over Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee And Virginia.
Again on March 22 Fireball Sightings Reported from Florida to Massachussetts
“It basically looked like a super bright shooting star,” said Robert Lunsford, fireball coordinator for the society, based on the reports coming in to the organization’s website. “I saw some people mentioning fragments and every color of the rainbow.”
Heed The Warning
Scientists claim that the Russian meteor strike on February 15th has no connection to the same-day asteroid fly-by that came closer than any other asteroid of similar size has ever come in recorded history. They are calling it a huge coincidence. As a matter of fact, in that same week fireballs were reported over California, Florida and Cuba.
Some readers on my bible prophecy page may have read the next two paragraphs in an article I didn’t submit to Rapture Ready (due to later significant events taking precedence). I will repeat an excerpt here for those who haven’t read it.
Meteors fall every day, but they mostly fall in the ocean and are usually the size of a pebble. The worst meteor strike before this one was in 1908 when a huge meteorite devastated Russia’s unpopulated Tunguska Forest in 1908. That explosion knocked down an estimated 80 million trees over an area covering 830 sq miles. This would have been capable of destroying a large metropolitan area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
I believe God is trying to warn Russia and the rest of the world. Because He loves us so much, but also needs to get our attention, He starts off with smaller judgments, which get increasingly bigger if His warning is not heeded. The bible shows this over and over again. Why does He do this? Because sin cannot enter Heaven, so those who have not accepted Christ’s payment for their sins – His free gift of salvation – will share in the same judgment prepared for Satan and his fallen angels. God does not want anyone to perish, but He also gives us a free will to choose whom we will serve.
I want to make something clear. When those who know bible prophecy mention the coming rare eclipses on God’s Holy Feast Days, they are warning others of what the bible says and has proven to be a shadow of things to come. It doesn’t have to be the rapture, our “catching away.” That will happen whenever the full number of Gentiles is reached. But history has shown that very significant events, both victories and defeats as they relate to Israel, have occurred at such times in history. Signs of the soon tribulation are rapidly increasing. God commands us to watch and warn others.
Our president said that if it’s proven the evil regime in Syria used chemical weapons on their people, it will be a “game changer.” I’m sure other leaders in the world feel the same way. Things are heating up between Syria and Israel. Israel is worried that the embattled Assad regime may try to draw the Jewish state into the fighting in an attempt to divert attention from the civil war. The bible tells of the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah chapter17) in the last days. It can’t be far away. Unfortunately the scriptures also tell us that, in that conflict, Israel will suffer terribly. Will it be the spark to set off a chain of events foretold in the bible:
· Arab neighbors attack in their desire to finish her off.
· The Russian-Iran confederacy (Russia wanting Israel’s spoils and Iran wanting its destruction).
· The kings of the east with their 200 million-strong army.
Joel 3: 1-2 “For behold, in those days and at that time when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.
Joel 3: 14-17 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon grow dark and the stars lose their brightness. The Lord roars from Zion and utters His voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth tremble. But the Lord is a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the sons of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”