Friday, February 25, 2011

How many Antichrists will there be?

One of the things that helps me make sense of prophecy is to not try to attribute all that I know or believe about the Antichrist as references to one man. What if there are several Antichrists yet to come? There have been several in the past. Look at the evil men that the antichrist system spawned during the time surrounding World War II.

By Antichrist I mean someone who is against Christ or someone who stands in his place.

A schismatic Pope or Antipope could be described as an Antichrist.
The Mahdi or Gog from Magog could be described as an Antichrist.
A political or military leader who seeks to dominate the world by means of  force could be described as an Antichrist.
None of these men should be confused with the Antichrist that Scripture tells us will come after the Millennium.

It seems that the antichrist system periodically throws up new Antichrists. It is especially powerful at this moment in history. Are we again on the verge of the appearance of several Antichrists at the same time?

The Mothers of the Apostles

Why is it that most of the Apostles had mothers with Greek names?
We know that Jesus found His followers in the area of Galilee.
The following is taken from the book "The Economy of Salvation" by Helen Tzima Otto. She credits her research to a book by Kharis Skarlakides published in 2005, called "The Forerunners of Jesus Christ: Apollo and the Sibyls."

"Our Lord Jesus began His ministry in the Galilee of the Gentiles, where He retired as soon as He heard of the imprisonment of John the Baptist. At that time, the Gentiles of Galilee were predominantly of Greek origin, considering that the entire region was a few centuries earlier conquered by the armies of Alexander the Great and many Greek settlers came there and remained after the land was taken over by the Romans. As far as the national background of the Apostles of the Lord is concerned, in the beginning of the third cenury of our era, the Bishop of Tyrus Dorotheos prepared their geneology, based on historical information still available at his time."

"It is shown in the Chronicon Paschale, that ten out of the twelve Apostles of Our Lord had mothers whose names were unequivocally Greek."

"Hieroclea the mother of James and John
Sophia, the mother of Philip
Rhea, the mother of Thomas
Ourania, the mother of Bartholomew
Eutychia, the mother of James of Alpheus
Kheirothea, the mother of Matthew
Ammia, the mother of Simon the Canaanite
Selene, the mother of Thadaeus
Joanna, the mother of Peter and Andrew"

"Bishop Dorotheos does not provide any information on the mother names for Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot. However, we know from other sources that Judas Iscariot was the only Jew in the group, the rest of them being from Galilee, not Judea, and possibly their fathers belonged to a different tribe (Benjamin, for example)."

I am amazed to know that many of the mothers of the Apostles had Greek names and gave their sons Greek names, eg. Andrew derived from the Greek word for man, Peter, the Greek word for stone or rock and Philip, the Greek for one who likes horses!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Looking For Wisdom In The Wrong Places

The Oracle of Kremna said:
"...wise ones will see that all this effort and hard work, is not worth a penny and that it leads to the destruction of the world, and instead of looking for wisdom in numbers, they will start to seek it in meditation." 

"When they start to meditate more, they will be closer to God's wisdom, but it will be too late, because the evil ones will already ravage the earth and men will start to die in large numbers."

The prophecy suggests that numbers, which I take to mean science, is leading to the destruction of humanity.
The antidote to numbers/science is suggested as meditation.

For me, the form of meditation that helps me most die to myself, is just being still and giving my undivided attention to God for twenty minutes.

Only by being still in the presence of God am I likely to attract the Indwelling Spirit who is so unimpressed by my intellect. When I meditate I find I have less desire to plan, control, struggle and achieve.

"...They Will Care More For Their Different Gadgets Than For Their Relatives."

The Oracle of Kremna said:
"The more people will know, the less they will love and care for each other. Hatred will be so great between them that they will care more for their different gadgets than for their relatives."
(I think "hatred" might be better translated as indifference. In my limited experience the opposite of love is not hatred but indifference.)

Why do so many families have two working parents?
Is it so the children can be better loved and cared for, or is it so the family might have more gadgets?

The problem with gadgets is that one never seems to have enough. To make matters worse, they are always being made obsolete and in need of replacement. Gadgets occupy one's time, time that might be better used caring for one's relatives.

It is a cliche, but do I own my gadgets or have they come to own me?

Do my gadgets allow me to spend more time with my family?

It seems from the prophecy that knowledge and love are inversely correlated.

There is a wise addage that suggests:
"People want to know how much you care before they care how much you know."

Where do I stand on the knowledge - care continuum?

Does knowledge lead to indifference?

What value has knowledge if it doesn't lead to wisdom!

When the Illumination comes will I just know that God exists or will I have wisdom about the things of God?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"The Earth Will Suffer Because of these Open Wounds"

"People will drill wells deep into the ground and dig out gold...
and the earth will shed tears of sorrow...
The Earth will suffer because of theses open wounds."
These are quotes from a Serbian seer, the Oracle of Kremna.(1829 - 1899)

"Only after many a summer people...will realize how stupid it was to dig all these holes."

"People will do many stupid things, thinking that they know and can do everything, not knowing anything."

How long is it going to be before we realize the harm we are doing to our home, the earth, in places like the Gulf of Mexico?

How long before we realize that when the earth cries "tears of sorrow" we all suffer?

How long before technologies such as "fracking" are recognised as harmful to our home?

This warning from the Oracle of Kremna, an illiterate Serbian peasant, is being ignored with each passing day.

How unstable has the earth's crust become from the many holes drilled in search of hydocarbons?

How many wounds are there on the sea floor from which hydrocarbons are spewing, contaminating the ocean in every direction. The Oracle called it stupidity but is it something more sinister?

When the Impact occurs will the geophysical effects be greatly magnified because of the holes drilled deep into the earth's crust?

Business has harnessed science and technology for the benefit of the shareholder. Science has become slave to the profit motive. When will we realize that greedy men will be the cause of our destruction?

Imagine if more of the effort that has gone into the use of science for profit had gone into the pursuit of enlightenment for our better understanding of why we were created!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Mission of the Great Monarch

The mission of the Great Monarch, the Royal Messiah, from the House of David and the tribe of Judah, is to bring the world to Christ. The Russian Tzar and other monarchs will play important roles alongside Henri. As the future Emperor of Rome and Constantinople, Henri will cooperate with all who believe that Jesus, the Divine Messiah, is the Son of God.

The Royal Messiah also has a mission to the Jews and the Muslims.

Henri will be seen by Karaite Jews, those that place the Torah above all rabbinic writings, as their long awaited Messiah. It is believed that Henri's mother is a Karaite Jew. He will fulfill the Old Testament prophecies found in the Septuagint.

Henri will not be accepted by the Muslims, but notwithstanding that, he will be the instrument of their conversion to Christ working with the Angelic Pope.

Henri will lead ALL Christian denominations into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. All will believe in the divinity of Christ and all will accept the Angelic Pope as Christ's Vicar on Earth.

What a day! What a cause for hope in days of war, flood, famine and destruction.

We must share the good news with the children. We must give them something wonderful to anticipate when all seems lost.

Unless God grants humans longer lives, which is one of the fruits of the Sixth Age of the Church, most of us above forty years of age, will not live to see this Golden Age.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Will the Emergence of the Mahdi Trigger the Appearance of the Great Monarch?

Although it might seems that the obvious answer is yes, there is another factor which must enter into the calculus. Prophecy suggests the Royal Messiah or Great Monach will appear when all seems lost and France has been invaded. There is however another event which preceeds the appearance of he who will save France and so much of the world.

Prophecy tells us there will be an astrological event preceeding the the coming of Prince Henri. The world is going to experience an Impact. An object from outer space will collide with planet earth and cause chaos of unimaginable proportions.

The Impact will occur in an ocean causing billions of tonnes of water to be pushed up into the atmosphere. The displaced water will not remain in suspension. For many weeks torrential rain will fall. Imagine an inch of rain per hour for a month!

How many regions of the world can survive?

How many growing seasons will be lost to the inundation?

It is time to think about how to prepare spiritually for the Impact. Lent is only a few weeks away. It might be a good time to reinstitute the traditional Wednesday and Friday fast. Fasting has many spiritual and physical benefits, all of which will be a blessing in the days ahead.

If, as I believe, Henri is currently living in obscurity and poverty, we could be in solidarity with him by offering our hunger pangs for his good health and the success of his mission.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Will the Mahdi Appear Soon?

It is clear that the people of the Near/Middle East are ripe for change. Current events in Eygpt and North Africa speak to the increasing discontent of many Muslim societies. There seems to be more than anger about rising food prices. No doubt many are being paid to riot but I doubt most are.

Israel must be terrified. Imagine an Eygpt with members of the Muslim Brotherhood in political power.
Equally concerned must be the many multinational corporations that prefer to deal with a greedy dictator like Murbarak, than representatives of the people. I read that America sends Eygpt more than one billion dollars a year in "Aid", of which $300 million is for Murbarak's own personal use. Imagine that!
How generous of the American taxpayers. Is it any wonder the budget can't be balanced.

What is it going to take for the Arabs of Eygpt, the Persians of Iran, the "Moors" of North Africa and the Turks to come together and present something approximating a united front to those manipulating them?

The Mahdi or Hidden Thirteenth Imam, is such a potential agent. Many Shia Muslims are anticipating his coming with relish. Could a Mahdi convince the Shia and Sunni Muslims to cooperate on the basis of, 
"My enemy's enemy is my friend"?

There are no obvious signs that the Mahdi is near but by definition he must remain hidden until a particular set of circumstances cause him to be revealed.

What are those circumstances? CHAOS!
The prophecies state that only when chaos rules can the Hidden Imam appear.

Time is running short. Those who are awaiting the emergence of the Mahdi can justify formenting chaos so that the Hidden One can be revealed. Are we talking months, years or decades? This writer believes we are talking months or at most, a year or two.

The first crisis has alrready begun in France. Economic collapse is on the horizon. The seer Marie Julie Jahenny said civil war will follow.

When the nominally Christian Europe and the nominally Muslim Near and Middle East are sufficiently manipulated, it should be propicious for the Hidden Imam to appear.