Is the World about to End
The Apocalypse Explained?
Bro. Peter Dimond ( www.vaticancatholic.com )__________________________________________________
End time Beast of the Apocalypse
"The Apocalypse tells us that the End Times Beast Empire is both, one, a Beast out of the Sea, and, two, a Beast that "WAS and IS NOT."The term, "Beast out of the Sea," points us to the Book of Daniel, where we learn that "Beasts out of the Sea," are Empires on the Meditterranean Sea.
|Europen Union-Beast out of the Sea|
The Beast "WAS and IS NOT," because it's a new version of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was the Beast on the Sea in St. John's day, the anti-Christian European centred Empire on the Meditterranean Sea, which persecuted the Church, but the Roman Empire Beast eventually broke up and was supplanted by Christian Europe.
|Beast out of the Sea - Was and Is Not|
The saga that St. John describes is clearly one which applies directly to Europe, and to the area previously occupied by the Roman Empire. St. John sees, that in the Last Days, pagan and anti-Christian Europe, which was originally characterized by the pagan Roman Empire, but then supplanted by Christian Europe, will return. It will return in the form of a new and updated Roman Empire. This new Empire/Beast will occupy essentially the same territory that the Roman Empire occupied.
|The New European Empire - the European Union|
In Apocalypse 13:1, the End Times Beast out of the Sea, is also said to have those "TEN HORNS," precisely because it occupies the same general territory as the Roman Empire.
Like the Roman Empire, it's a European Empire on the Meditterranean Sea. This new European Empire on the Meditterranean, the Beast out of the Sea, that arises in the last Days, is the European Union.
The Seven Kings of the Apocalypse
We are also told that the end Times Beast out of the Sea, has seven heads. We read in Apocalypse 17, that the seven heads are seven mountains, meaning Rome, and they are seven kings. We are thus informed that the seven heads are seven kings of Rome.
For large periods of Christian history, the popes who ruled from Rome, were temporal kings of the Papal States. In the year 1870, however, the popes lost their temporal kingship, when Italy declared war on the Papal States. Rome was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy, and at that point, the popes were devoid of a temporal kingship.
|Lateran Treaty creates Vatican City State|
This agreement created the Vatican City State, and it gave the claimants to the papacy an entirely new temporal kingship. The Treaty even stipulated that it was a new arrangement, not a continuation of the Papal States.
Starting on February 11, 1929, there were thus, brand new kings in Rome.
It is therefore, an indisputable fact of history, that Pope Pius XI was the first in a new line of Roman kings. Pope Pius XII, was the second king, antipope John XXIII, the third king, Paul VI, the fourth king, John Paul I, the fifth king, John Paul II, the sixth king, and Benedict XVI, the seventh king.
|Seven kings in Rome|
The European Union, which we contend, is the Beast out of the Sea, came into existence with the implementation of the Maastricht Treaty in 1993, during the reign of John Paul II, the sixth king, when five of the kings were fallen.
|Seventh King, antipope Benedict XVI's short reign|
The Apocalypse also tells us that the seventh king will reign for only a short time... "and when he [the seventh] is come, he must remain a short time."
That would mean that Benedict XVI, if he was the seventh king, as we believe, should have had a short reign, and that is exactly what happened. His reign only lasted seven years.
|Antipope Benedict XVI announces his resignation|
Benedict XVI's stunning decision to renounce or resign his position to end his reign prematurely, was also arguably a signal of the abruptness or shortness of his reign.
It's also fascinating, that Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013.
February 11, was the date on which the Lateran Treaty was signed in 1929.
Lightning strikes signal end of period of the Seven Kings
|Lightning strike - a sign from God|
Even mainstream media outlets were wondering what this lightning strike might mean.
Well, in our video, "Why lightning struck the Vatican," which was published before Bergoglio's "election," we stated our position, that the lightning strikes were a signal that the period of the seven kings is now over.
|Lightning strike signals end of period of seven kings|
In what has occurred since then, constitutes a striking fulfilment of that point.
|Even Mainstream media wonder about meaning of lightning strike|
The new Claimant to the Papacy - antipope Francis, non-priest/layman
|Jorge Bergoglio - new lay leader of Vatican II sect!|
So what about antipope Francis, the new claimant to the papacy?
Our material proves that Jorge Bergoglio, the man called "pope" Francis, is a manifest heretic. He denies many Catholic teachings, he accepts false religions, celebrates Jewish holidays, holds that Protestants and Schismatics are in the Church, and much more. According to Catholic teaching, he's a heretic and he cannot be a valid pope, just as the previous Vatican II claimants to the papacy, beginning with John XXIII, were not valid popes.
|Bergoglio's invalid "ordination"|
But how does antipope Francis fit in with the seven kings? There are some very interesting points we need to consider.
The Beast, that is the Empire on the Meditterranean Sea, is said to only have seven heads.
According to Apocalypse 17:11, the Beast itself, is the eighth king. There are a number of reasons why antipope Francis is not the eighth king.
|Antipope Francis celebrates with Jews|
First, antipope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio, is not only a heretic and an antipope, as Benedict XVI, John Paul II, etc., were, but he is also not even a validly ordained priest. Bergoglio was "ordained" in the New Rite of Ordination on December 13, 1969.
He is the first, and only one of the recent claimants to the papacy, who is not ordained a priest in the traditional Catholic Rite of Ordination. He was "ordained" in Paul VI's new modernized, Protestantized rite, which rite is invalid for the very same reasons the Anglican rite of ordination was declared invalid by Pope Leo XIII, in his 1896 Bull, "Apostolicae Curae."
|Bergoglio praises Jews|
We have a video on that topic.
Benedict XVI, on the other hand, while he was a heretic and an antipope, according to Catholic teaching, and he was not a bishop, because he was made a bishop in the new modernized rite, which is invalid, he was nevertheless a priest, having been ordained in 1951, in the traditional Catholic Rite of Ordination.
So, all the seven kings, beginning with the Lateran Treaty were priests, but Jorge Bergoglio, antipope Francis, is just a layman.
|Antipope Francis - a manifest heretic|
The Seven Kings and the Sacerdotal-Monarchical State
|A Sacerdotal-Monarchical State|
It's crucial, because the Vatican City State is, guess what! Classified as a "Sacerdotal -Monarchical State." Sacerdos is the Latin word for priest.
A sacerdotal-monarchy is a priest kingdom.
Here are just a few quotes identifying the Vatican City State under the Lateran Treaty as a sacerdotal-monarchy. There are many other quotes.
G.Pope Atkins, Encyclopedia of the inter-AMERICAN system, P.219:
"Thus, the Holy See has legal personality in international law, with the pope presiding over a "sacerdotal monarchy.""
|Vatican City-a sacerdotal-monarchical state|
Vatican City Business Law Handbook, p.54, "The Vatican City State (VCS), an enclave of Rome and a sovereign monarchical-sacerdotal state."
And these are not just after the fact interpretations, the Lateran Treaty itself, speaks of an agreement concerning, and with ecclesiastics, that is, priests and those in Holy Orders.
Bergoglio is not a priest, he doesn't have valid orders, he is not and cannot be a king of the priest-monarchy.
That's why he is NOT the eighth king.
Fatima - the woman clothed with the sun and the Great Red Dragon
|The Soviet Union-The Great Red Dragon|
Apocalypse 12:3 speaks of the Great Red Dragon.
The Great Red Dragon was clearly the Soviet Union, the Red Communist Empire of Russia.
Apocalypse 12, indicates that this Great Red Dragon comes on the scene immediately after the "woman clothed with the sun," and the "sign of heaven."
The event at Fatima was the "woman clothed with the sun," and the "sign of heaven," and the Great Miracle of Fatima occurred on October 13, 1917.
A secular newspaper of the time, even unknowingly, described that miracle as "the sign of heaven," which is precisely how the sign is described in Apocalypse 12:1. So, just as the Great Red Dragon followed the "woman clothed with the sun," in the prophecy, given to us in Apocalypse 12, in actual history, the same thing occurred.
|The Great Miracle of Fatima in 1917|
The Great Red Dragon thus followed on the heels of the "woman clothed with the sun."
History indeed, corresponds to prophecy.
This is significant to our discussion for a number of reasons. But simply, allow, that a comparison can be made between the seven heads of the Beast and the Great Red Dragon.
Now, the Great Red Dragon, the Communist Soviet Union, officially broke up and dissolved in essentially a two stage process in 1991. This is very interesting.
Office of President of the Soviet Union/the Great Red Dragon becomes extinct
|Office of President of Soviet Union-Extinct|
Let me repeat that: "The resignation of the office, the evacuation of the office of President of the Great Red Dragon , occurred exactly 17 days after the announcement of the dissolution.
Isn't it interesting, that Benedict XVI, the last of the seven kings, officially resigned his office on February 28, 2013, exactly 17 days after he announced the end of his reign on February 11, 2013, for it was on February 11, that he shocked the world declaring that he would be dissolving or ending his reign, and he said it would take effect, that is, that he would officially vacate his office exactly 17 days later, on February 28.
The parallel is striking, and it's not just a coincidence. In both cases, the leader vacated the office exactly 17 days after the announcement.
This is actually frightening for those who wrongly believe that the current sect in Rome, the Vatican II sect, represents the true Catholic Church, when it does not. It's a Counter Church.
|Extinction of the Office of President on December 25, 1991|
Office of Priest-King becomes extinct February 28, 2013
Hence, if we carry that the parallel forward, it would follow that when Benedict XVI resigned his office, 17 days after the announcement, his position would not only be vacant, but extinct!
The position he held, the office in which he sat, would never exist again! And the office we are talking about, is not the Papal Office, not the Office of St. Peter, for antipope Benedict XVI, being a heretic, never sat in the true papal office. But the office we are talking about, is the office of "priest-king" of the Vatican City State.
Benedict XVI's resignation, and in fact, renunciation of the office, 17 days after the announcement, meant that there would never be another "priest-king" of the Vatican City State, just as there would never be another President of the Soviet Union.
That's why lightning struck the Vatican twice. It was a signal that the office is now extinct, and what do we see?
The next man in line, Jorge Bergoglio, is not even a priest!
Since he's not a sacerdos, he does not, and cannot sit, in the office of "priest-king" of the sacerdotal-monarchy. It's extinct!
Instead, he's simply a lay leader, and this represents the final punishment, the new reality, the culmination of the Apostasy, the ultimate mockery of the priesthood, the Church, and the authority Christ established. This new reality, that he is simply a lay leader of a new entity, is directly manifesting itself in the actions of this lay leader.
Bergoglio, under the pretence of humility, openly shuns universal papal authority, in specifically all aspects of kingship.
God allows Bergoglio to do this, as an indication that he is not one of the kings, since he is not even a priest. Many commentators have noticed that Bergoglio has immediately embarked upon a revolutionary new style of leadership, a shocking desacralization of the office, but they don't realize what's really going on.
|Bergoglio's shocking desacralization of the office|
Among other things, Bergoglio has refused to be crowned. He has rejected the papal throne. He even refuses the elevated platform reserved for popes.
Here is a newclip that was posted on You Tube: "When it comes to small details, Pope Francis has already made some changes. His open attitude is obvious, but there are other things that may be overlooked by many. For example, the Pope has used this white chair, instead of the traditional throne seat. In his other meetings with religious leaders and diplomats, Pope Francis used the simple white chair, which is usually reserved for weekly general audiences.
Another point is, that the chair is not elevated on a platform, rather it's kept at the same level and height as other seats. In fact, during his meeting with religious leaders, he used the same type of chair as the guests."
Bergoglio's actions are a sign of the new reality, the new lay Church, and that he is not one of the "priest-kings."
Antipope Francis' actions confirm era of Pope-King is over!
In fact, a BBC report concerning Francis' actions shortly after his "election," contains an amazing and stunning confirmation of this point. After Bergoglio was "elected," he rejected the Red Cape known as the Mozetta, which signifies a pope's hierarchical rank. The BBC reported that he did so in these words: "No thank you, Monsignore," Francis is reported to have replied. "You put it on instead. Carnival time is over!"
|Bergoglio's actions confirm era of Pope-King is over|
The BBC comments, "It was just one small sign out of many this week, that as Massimo Franco, one of Italy's shrewdest political editorial writers, commented, "the era of the Pope-King and of the Vatican court is over."
Wow! Let me repeat that! "The era of the Pope-King and of the Vatican Court is over!"
What an amazing confirmation of the point we've been covering, and specifically of the point we mentioned in the video, "Why Lightning Struck the Vatican," which was put out before Bergoglio's "election."
In that video, it is stated, that we believe that Benedict XVI's decision to renounce the office on February 11, in accordance with the lightning strike on the same day, signified the end of the period of the kings, and now we see even a mainstream secular media source, such as the BBC, admitting that the era of the "pope-king" or "priest-king," is over.
|Bergoglio's statement shocks courtiers|
One could hardly ask for a better confirmation of the point, that Bergoglio represents the period after the "priest-kings." Bergoglio embodies the tragic culmination of the Vatican II sect, the Counter Church in Rome. What they've been left with after all of their apostasy, and a series of antipopes, is not just a Counter Church, which is devoid of the true Catholic faith, and leading people astray, but a lay structure headed by a non-priest.
This is God's Just punishment for the adherents of the Vatican II sect. This is also another striking confirmation, that the new rite of ordination is absolutely and totally invalid. In God's sight, those elevated in it are not different from laymen. It is worthless.
In addition to rejecting the papal crown, rejecting the papal throne, rejecting the elevated papal platform, here are some other actions of Bergoglio, antipope Francis, which signify exactly what we're discussing.
He's not one of the seven kings, that he's not a pope, that he's not someone who even claims universal ruling authority, and that he's just the lay leader of a new entity.
Antipope Francis - desacralizing the office of papacy
His first act from the balcony of St. Peters, was to ask the lay people, including non-Catholics, to "bless" him, removing the distinction between the uniqueness of the priestly character and the lay people, who lack it, and indicating that he's just one of them.
|Antipope Francis addresses crowds with "Good evening"|
According to even the Novus Ordo rite, the man elected is supposed to sit on the throne, and the cardinals are supposed to show obedience. Francis rejected the throne and just shook hands with them. "He accepted the congratulations of cardinals, not seated on a traditional throne-like chair, but standing up and greeting them one by one."
Francis has also chosen not to live in the papal apartment, but to live in a guest house instead. As mentioned earlier, Francis also rejected the Red elbow length cape, known as the Mozzetta, which signifies a pope's hierarchical rank. It was left hanging in the Wardrobe of Tears. To Vatican officials, who offered him an elaborate gold pectoral cross to wear around the neck, he said he preferred to keep his very simple cross, that he's worn as a bishop.
|Antipope Francis rejects the Mozzetta|
Bergoglio also emphasizes that he's merely the bishop of Rome, in the sense that he's just a local leader, rather than Head of the Universal Church. According to Catholic teaching, a true bishop of Rome has universal authority as successor of St. Peter, but Bergoglio's use and emphasis of the title "bishop of Rome," implies that he's just a local leader, rather than one possessing universal authority. "It was striking that in his initial appearances, he repeatedly referred to himself as the "bishop of Rome," rather than emphasizing his role as an authority figure in the Universal Church."
As one "Orthodox" schismatic said, "That's how we see him - as the bishop of Rome." That the pope repeatedly referred to himself that way, "is music to our ears."
Bergoglio also celebrated his first official service in the Vatican's parish church, implying again that he is merely a local, rather than a universal leader. "Notable that Francis saying first Mass in Saint Anne, the Vatican's parish church, and gave a brief extemporaneous homily like a simple parish priest." - John Allen Jr.
|"I got a new job, but I still 'gotta pay my bills!|
A few days after his "election," Francis also met with the so-called Jesuit Superior, Adolfo Nicholas. Nicholas mentioned that Francis "Insisted that I treat him like any other Jesuit, so I did not have to worry about treatments, "Holiness" or "Holy Father." And there are many other examples.
The point is, that while everyone can see that what he's doing is new and strange, that it's revolutionary, even for the Vatican II antipopes, most attribute it to his pretension to humility, when in fact, it's God's way of manifesting that he's not even a priest, he's not the pope, and he's not one of the kings; he's the leader of the new lay reality.
The demise of the Great Red Dragon and the Seven Kings
|Commonwealth of Independent States replaces Great Red Dragon|
In fact, if we elaborate on the analogy between the demise of the Great Red Dragon and the demise of the seven kings, it's somewhat interesting to note, that the system which replaced the Great Red Dragon in Russia itself, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, was called the Commonwealth of Independent States or CIS
The official establishment of the CIS is considered to be December 21, 1991, when eleven former Soviet Republics officially came together in the CIS. This new leadership of the CIS, representing the new system, was formed on December 21, 1991, exactly 13 days after the Soviet Union dissolved on December 8, 1991, and 13 days after the Creation Agreement for the CIS was formed.
So, 13 days after the announcement of the dissolution of the Great Red Dragon, a new system in Russia had its new leadership.
|Antipope Benedict XVI-last of the seven "priest-kings"|
I don't think that's just a coincidence either. It's another signal, that just as the Great Red Dragon dissolved, and a new system replaced it in Russia, 13 days later, the position of "priest-king" in Rome, also dissolved, and a new system with a new leader, a layman, replaced it 13 days later.
And it's fascinating to consider how this fits with the prophecy of the Beast, the Empire, the secular authority, itself being the eighth king.
Europe is the Beast out of the Sea
|Apocalypse 17:3 describes the Beast|
His description fits precisely with the woman "Europa" in Greek mythology, a figure depicted even before the time of Christ, as sitting on a beast and adorned with pearls etc.,
Europa is the name from which we get Europe. The stunning correspondence between St. John's description of the "woman on a beast," and Europa, the woman from Greek mythology, clearly indicates that the European Union, is the "Beast out of the Sea" or to speak more precisely, Europe itself, is the Beast, in its political and religious dimensions.
|Europa-Beast out of the Sea|
Now, consider that one aspect of the distinction between the Beast and the Seven heads, which are said to be attached to the Beast, is that the Beast, the Empire, when distinguished from the seven kings or heads, represents primarily the political aspect of Europa, the woman.
The seven heads in Rome, on the other hand, the seven Roman kings, represent primarily the spiritual or priestly leadership of Europa, as well as the spiritual transformation that occurs in Europa, as a result of their actions.
|The territory of Europa|
Marks of the Beast - Physical and Spiritual
That's why, by the way, the "mark of the Beast," which Europa gives to its inhabitants, has two components. There's a physical mark on the currency, without which no one can buy or sell, and a spiritual mark on the hand or head, the new sacramental system in Europa given by the "priest-kings."
|Physical mark of the Beast|
The currency of the European Union, the mark of the Empire, the map of the Union, that is the Beast, is on all the coins and the cash of the European Union, and no one can buy or sell without it.
That is the fulfilment of the prophecy in Apocalypse 13:17, about how no one can buy or sell without the mark of the beast.
In fact, in the year 2013, the European Union did something which strikingly confirmed this point, a point we originally published in 2010. In 2013, the E.U. decided to add the image of Europa, the woman riding on the beast directly to its banknotes.
Here are two videos put out by the European Union [ see video at end of article], concerning the addition of the image of Europa to the banknotes.
|Physical mark of the Beast on its currency|
This is an obvious indication that, just as we pointed out, the European Union, is the Beast out of the Sea, the beast which St. John saw, this beast has its mark, that is, the map of the Empire, and now the woman, Europa, who represents the Empire, on its currency.
It's also interesting, that the image of Europa is called a "water mark." Now the reference to the "mark of the beast on the hand or head," is clearly a reference to a spiritual mark. It echoes statements in Deuteronomy and Exodus, in which marks or signs on the hand and head, denote spiritual signs or marks. Read Exodus 13:16 and Deuteronomy 11:18 about the spiritual marks or signs on one's hand and between one's eyes, that is, on the forehead.
|Image of Europa on its currency|
Spiritual Mark - the New False Sacramental System
By its reference to a spiritual mark, associated with the hand or head, the Apocalypse is indicating that this spiritual mark, is part of a new false sacramental system, imposed by the spiritual authority in Europa, the evil antipopes leading the Counter Church in Rome.
|Spiritual mark of the Beast on the hands|
These evil kings, particularly the antipopes of the Vatican II sect, institute a new sacramental system in Europa, which replaces the traditional sacramental system, as the heads of the church goers are marked in certain sacraments, such as Baptism, and the hands of the priest are anointed in Ordination rites.
The reference to the new mark on the head, is thus a general description of how lay people are submitting to the new sacramental system of the Beast, and the mark on the hand, evoking images of priestly ordination, in the anointing of the hands, concerns a general description of how members of the clergy are submitting to new ordination rites, and thus the sacramental system of the Beast.
|Spiritual mark of the Beast on the head|
It's also interesting, that in Mark 12:14, and following, when Jesus is asked about the mark or image on the coin of Caesar, which was the mark on the coins of the Empire, he responds by making a distinction between a physical mark or image on the coins in the currency, and the spiritual mark, or image on people's souls.
|Image of Caesar|
It should also be noted that the Apocalypse does not say that those who "buy or sell with the mark of the Beast," go to Hell, but rather, that those who receive the mark on the hand or head, the spiritual mark, go to Hell. See for example Apocalypse 14:9, 14:11, 20:4 etc.,
|Jesus teaches about the image of Caesar|
The Apocalypse also says, "those who worship the image of the Beast," go to Hell. It says that this is the image of one of the kings who is wounded. That worship of the image of the beast, the one who was wounded, which brings damnation, also finds its fulfilment with Europa's spiritual authority, in particular the final two evil kings in Rome, as we will see.
|Laypeople receiving the spiritual mark of the beast|
For example, the new form of Mass, which is protestantized and invalid.
Pre-Christian pagan Europa's conversion to Christianity and eventual return to paganism in the Last Days
Thus, both the political and religious aspects are involved in Europa's story. The story which St. John tells. It's interesting that Europa was a figure from pre-Christian Greek mythology, that is, she was depicted before the birth of Christ.
Europa, therefore, was obviously not Christ's bride before He came. She was a pagan woman who represented the pagan people's of Europe. But then, Christ came, and Europa began to convert, and the Roman Empire Beast persecuted her. Europa cast off her paganism and became Christ's bride.
|Christian Europe after the Roman Empire dissolved|
That's why the Beast WAS, but it's not.
In the last days, however, the beast is returning in a new form. Europa is casting off Christ and returning to paganism and anti-Christian ways. And this demonic spiritual transformation of Europa has revealed itself, not only in the shocking Godlessness of modern day Europe, and the indescribable evils emanating from post Vatican II Rome, but in an entirely new political union, a new Empire, a new Beast that makes no mention of God in its constitution, and endorses and imposes many other evils.
|Godless modern day Europe|
Apocalypse 17:12-13, also tells us that Ten Horns and the Beast, receive power as kings, one hour with the Beast, but that they deliver their power to the Beast. That fits precisely with the European Union as well.
The Ten Horns are the European Nations, the nations which the Roman Empire also occupied, and each nation receives a kingdom within the E.U., but the kingship of each one is nominal and ultimately at the mercy of the Beast, the E.U., which determines the Laws and the policies for each nation or king within the Union.
Hence, they deliver their power to the Beast.
|Ten Horns are the European Nations|
The European Unions open use of the image of Europa, the woman St. John describes, is an unwilling confirmation, both of its anti-Christ return to paganism, and its stunning fulfillment of Apocalyptic prophecy about the woman on the Beast.
Religious Transformation of Europa to paganism - largely result of seven kings
|Our Lady requests consecration of Russia|
The first two kings, Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII, were validly elected popes, but they enabled the transformation to begin in Europe, because among other things, they did not promptly consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.
Pius XII did consecrate Russia in 1952, which fulfilled Our Lady's prophecy, that it would eventually be done, but it was late, just as Our Lord said it would be, in 1931. "Like the King of France they will repent and do it, but it will be late." - Our Lord to Sister Lucia, 1931.
|Pope Pius XII consecrates Russia in 1952|
That's covered in detail in our article "The Whole truth about the Consecration and Conversion of Russia." All of the objections and misconceptions people have on this topic, are answered as well.
It's also not just a coincidence, that the famous vision at Tuy, in which Our Lady appeared once again to Sister Lucia in 1929, to renew the request for the consecration of Russia, occurred on June 13, 1929.
Why did Our Lady come back in the year 1929, to renew the request for the consecration, 12 years after Fatima?
|The consecration of Russia in 1952- but late|
|Consecration of Russia done late|
And the reason the Apocalypse is so concerned with what is happening in Rome, and with the spiritual leadership there, is because the Catholic faith is the only true faith, and throughout history, Rome was the spiritual centre of the one Church Christ founded upon St. Peter.
|Sorrowful Heart of Mary|
The Vatican II Counter Church is the new false religion of Europa
|Antipope Paul VI - 4th king|
This spiritually devastated Europe and the world, and reduced the true Catholic Church to a faithful Remnant, as Our Lord prophesied in Luke 18:08
However, despite the fact that the last five kings were heretical antipopes, all of the seven kings were validly ordained priests. Since all of the kings were valid priests, there remained with all of them, a distinction between the priestly leadership in Europa, as evil and heretical as the last five kings were, and the secular leadership in Europa, between priest and layman.
|Antipope Benedict XVI - 7th king|
There was a line of demarcation between the two main spheres of influence, the religious and the secular.
But, with the end of the seven kings, and the elevation of Bergoglio, a layman, to the place where the priestly authority formerly ruled, this represents, as part of the very last stage of the Great Apostasy, a core fusion between the secular entity, the Beast, and the religious one.
With Bergoglio, a layman-the Priestly Class has now been Dissolved
The priestly class, leading from Rome, has been completely dissolved by the Beast, with a layman now leading in their place. That's why the Beast is the eighth king.
|Antipope Francis only a layman|
As the ultimate and final punishment for its apostasy, and impiety and blasphemy, the Vatican II Counter Church, the imposter religious entity in Rome, has now had its priestly status completely revoked, and its office extinguished. It has become one with the secular Beast, completely fused therein, for its leader is a layman, who is not of the priestly class.
Its rejection of Christ and His Church, has culminated in the complete dissolution of the priestly leadership in the Vatican, which, throughout history, was the centre of the Church of Christ and the Papacy, which Christ established in St. Peter.
Some might also ask, "Does the woman on the Beast, the Great Harlot only signify Europa, that is, the European Continent and its apostasy from Christ, or does it describe the Vatican II sect, the false ecclesiastical structure, the Counter Church, falsely posing as the Catholic Church, the false Bride of Christ in the Last Days?"
The answer is, that it describes both.
Babylon- the City of Rome
|Babylon refers to Rome|
|Babylon leads all nations into apostasy|
That's why Apocalypse 17:1, says that the "harlot sits upon many waters," which Apocalypse 17:15, defines as "peoples, nations and tongues."
|Purple and Scarlet - bishops and cardinals|
The Great Harlot is the Vatican II Counter Church
That the Great Harlot refers to the worldwide Vatican II Counter Church, following the City of Rome's End Time apostasy, is clear from many verses.
Apocalypse 17:4, says that "the woman is clothed in purple and scarlet" - bishops wear purple and cardinals wear scarlet.
Apocalypse 17:6, says "the woman is drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs." The Vatican II Church has mocked the saints and martyrs, by its false ecumenism and inter-religious apostasy.
|Traditional Latin Mass|
"The wine of her whoredom," Apocalypse 17:1-2, also 14:8 and 18:3, and it was the wine portion of the words of the consecration, which were changed after Vatican II, rendering the new services invalid, and in fact, idolatrous.
|The golden cup of the harlot|
The woman is called a "Mother" in Apocalypse 17:5, the harlot's assumption of that title or position is a mockery of the true Church, which is considered the "Mother" of all the faithful.
The woman has lost "the light of the lamp," "the voice of the bridegroom," and "the voice of the bride," according to Apocalypse 18:23.
|Vatican II - a counterfeit of the true Church|
The woman on the Beast, the Great Harlot, is the world wide Counter Church following Rome in the Last Days [ see our article on this point ].
The true Church still exists, but is has been reduced to a remnant, just as Jesus prophesied in Luke 18:8, and the fact that all of these prophecies concern the transformation of Rome in the Last Days, actually proves, rather than disproves the authenticity of the Catholic Faith.
It shows the Catholic Church is the Bride of Christ, the only true Church, and that the Whore is a Counterfeit of the true Church.
The Ten Horns and the Beast shall hate the harlot
|The European Union hates the harlot|
The Whore of Babylon is not the Catholic Church as the Protestants wrongly say, it's actually the End Times Counter Catholic Church, the Vatican II sect, the false bride, which wraps itself in the colors and externals of the true Church, but is a separate and illegitimate entity. All of this also fits precisely with the statement in Apocalypse 17:16, that the Ten Horns and the Beast shall hate the harlot and shall make her desolate.
Normally, one wouldn't expect the horns of the Beast to hate the harlot, who sits on top of the Beast. One would think that the horns of the Beast would be united with their Beast, and the woman on top of it. However, the description we are given, once again, corresponds to the fact that the European Union is the Beast.
|Scandals of the Vatican II Harlot|
The nations or horns of the Beast, thus attempt to make her desolate and naked, exactly as the scripture says.
|The Scandals of the Vatican II Harlot|
Hence, they desire to destroy and remove, and extirpate, any vestiges of Catholicism from the earth. And this is God's way of punishing the Harlot.
The Ten Horns also make the Harlot desolate by their promotion of abortion, homosexuality, gay "marriage," contraception etc.,
|Rome's apostasy causes Europe to become Godless|
Now, while the woman on the Beast does represent the Vatican II sect, centred in Rome, especially in the context of where Babylon is mentioned, it also represents Europa, the European peoples, who together have cast off Christ, and become a pagan Harlot once again.
The two go together, precisely because the centre of Europa's spiritual identity, the reason Europa has transformed is found in Rome. Rome's transformation is Europa's transformation.
The Roman Harlot of the Vatican II Counter Church
|Vatican II religion represents the Great Harlot|
What occurred in Rome, with the Vatican II antipopes and the Vatican II apostasy, is not only what caused Europa's spiritual transformation, it is the reason Europa has formed a Godless Political Union.
That's why there is a focus on the seven kings, for what happened with the seven kings, was the prime moving factor in Europa's story, as the spiritual takes precedence over the secular.
Thus, the Harlot on the Beast is Europe, and it is also the Roman Harlot of the Vatican II Counter Church, for Europa's harlotry is found and contained precisely in the harlotry of the Vatican II Counter Church.
|Vatican II Service - Europa's Harlotry|
But when the Apocalypse prophecised the specific and physical destruction of Babylon, itself, it is prophesying the physical destruction of the City of Rome, which punishment represents the judgement on Europa and the worldwide structure that has followed Babylon's whoredom.
|Harlotry of the Vatican II Counter Church|
The Great Red Dragon morphs into another beast
The Apocalypse tells us that people will see the woman "clothed with the sun," Fatima, and then the Great Red Dragon, right afterwards.
|Formation of the Great Red Dragon|
The chapter of the Apocalypse which immediately follows the mention of the Great Red Dragon, is Chapter 13. It begins with St. John's vision of a beast coming up out of the sea, the European Union, which also has seven heads, just as the Great Red Dragon did.
The Apocalypse is thus telling us, the Great Red Dragon, which dissolved in 1991, will be morphing into, and replaced on the world stage, not simply in Russia, by another Empire, by a beast out of the sea, the empire on the Meditterranean.
|The New Empire - European Union|
In the next two years, 1992 - 1993, as if the Apocalypse is reading like a history book. We see the formation of the European Union, the New Empire, and this empire is considered by many observers to be the reincarnation of the former Soviet Union, the new Unified Monster State.
|Reincarnation of the Soviet Union|
|"European Union is the New Communism"|
|Seven Roman kings are attached to the Great Red Dragon|
The reason the seven heads or Roman kings are attached to both the Great Red Dragon and the beast out of the sea, is that the period of the seven kings extends through or touches both the reign of the Great Red Dragon and the reign of the beast out of the sea.
In fact, it's very interesting to note that while the Communist Revolution overtook Russia in 1917, providing an initial formation to what would become the Soviet Empire, the U.S.S.R., a full union of Soviet Republics, is recognised as having occurred in 1922.
|Pope Pius XI elected same year as U.S.S.R. formed|
Thus, one can see how the appearance and history of these events and individuals matches precisely the sequence we are given in the Apocalypse.
|Gorbachev declares Office of President of Soviet Union extinct|
The seven kings, are also said to be attached, to both the Great Red Dragon, and the beast out of the sea, because the seven kings in Rome, by their inaction and by their action, enabled the Great Red Dragon to rise, and the Godless European Union to form.
The Antichrist and the False Prophet
And the two kings who reign while the beast out of the sea exists, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, were the Antichrist and the False Prophet, respectively, and they fulfil all of the prophecies, basically line by line, concerning the head or king of the beast, who is wounded, and the other beast who causes people to worship the image of the king or head who is wounded.
|The False Prophet and the Antichrist|
Concerning the sixth king, he says, "one is," and concerning the seventh, he says, "the other is not yet come."
Why does he single out those two kings?
He singles out those two kings with the descriptions, "one" and "the other." because they are the two beasts mentioned in Apocalypse 13, the first and the second beast. They fulfil all of those prophecies.
|The two kings are two Beasts|
The Apocalypse specifically tells us that the king or head of the beast who is wounded, is also the beast.
|Rome will lose the faith|
In fact, in Apocalypse 13:13, we read that one of the false signs which sparks enthusiasm for the beast, and facilitates the movement to venerate his image, was "fire coming down from heaven upon the earth in the sight of men."
Well, that occurred during the reign of Benedict XVI, the second beast. The image of John Paul II, the beast who was wounded, was seen coming down from the sky in fire in Poland.
|A False sign many believe a miracle|
John Paul II was the Antichrist
And there are a number of reasons why John Paul II was uniquely significant, why he was indeed the Antichrist.
|John Paul II - The Antichrist|
It wasn't just that, John Paul II was an antipope, of monumental importance theologically, historically and culturally. It wasn't just that he was one of the most well known, photographed, loved , and travelled people in all of human history. It wasn't just that he led millions who claim to follow the Catholic Church, the only true Church, into a Vatican II Counter Church of heresy and apostasy.
No, in addition to all of those things, the reason John Paul II was the guy, the Antichrist, was that he taught that he and everyone else is Jesus Christ.
John Paul II claimed to be Christ. He claimed to be God, and he did so while sitting in the Temple of God. He claimed to be the incarnate Christ, the risen Christ, the Christ of Matthew 16:16, etc., as we proved in our video "John Paul II was the Antichrist."
|Gospel of Antichrist|
John Paul II's demonic teaching on that point, corresponded precisely to scripture's doctrinal definition of Antichrist in 1 John 4:2-3.
John Paul II also taught and exhibited things in the areas of false ecumenism and inter religious apostasy, that were not only completely condemned by the Catholic Church, by all true popes, and by Sacred Scripture, but they were actions and teachings so revolutionary, that prior to him, it would have been considered unimaginable coming from an alleged pope.
|Acts of Apostasy|
For example, every time the Vatican II antipopes go into a synagogue to worship with the Jews, it's an evil act which signifies apostasy, but it was the first time this occurred, when John Paul II worshipped in a synagogue in 1986, which was the most historically significant and evil.
|First Meeting with False Religions in Assisi|
False Signs and Wonders accompany the Antichrist
It was the first time in the sight of God and the world, that the so-called leader of Christianity, held such an abominable event. The import, the significance and the affront offered to God, by the first event, could not, in a sense, be duplicated. There were also literally thousands of false signs and wonders, usually associated with modern day false apparitions, which were instrumental in spreading fervent devotion to John Paul II.
To give just one example of a false sign that accompanied the reign of John Paul II, the Antichrist, the false apparitions of Medjugorje, began occurring in June, 1981, only weeks after the assassination attempt against John Paul II.
|Assassination attempt June, 1981|
That is exactly what the Devil wanted people to believe, so that the multitudes would accept John Paul II's new false religion and the Counter Church, which he led.
False signs and wonders accompanied the false messages about John Paul II.
Message of Fatima Buried
|False Third Secret of Fatima|
Even though he was the one who hid the true Third Secret, and foisted a false one upon the world, he, the Antichrist, wound up getting himself accepted as the hero of Fatima.
John Paul II also taught Universal Salvation, denied that Heaven , Hell and Purgatory are places, agreed with the Lutherans on Justification, praised the social justice and planning, in other words, abortions of Communist China, partook in the ceremonies of demonic religions, and much more.
Benedict XVI - the Second Beast
And then came Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger, the man who exercised all the power on behalf of, or in the sight of John Paul II, when he was head of the CDF, under John Paul II, exactly as it says in Apocalypse 13:12
It says, that the second beast, exercised power in the sight of, or on behalf of the first beast, whose wound was healed, and that this second beast, who exercised all the power, in the sight of the first beast, causes people to worship the image of the first beast, whose wound was healed.
Apocalypse 13:11 also says that this second beast comes out of the earth
|A beast out of the earth|
Benedict XVI's name, Ratzinger or Rat, signifies "beast out of the earth," in almost all major languages. For in the Book of Genesis, the Bible itself, defines that "beasts of the Earth," are the land creatures, and there is no better description of a land creature, a "beast of the earth," who comes out of the earth, than a rat.
And the names of Biblical figures frequently signify their role or character.
The beast out of the earth, is the one who causes people to worship the image of the first beast, whose wound was healed. Benedict XVI's name in Greek, BENEDIKTOS, also equals exactly 666, just as it says in Apocalypse 13, concerning the number of the name of the beast.
|The number of the beast|
That word is the very same word used by the Catholic Church, at the Second Council of Nicea to describe the veneration of the blessed and the saints.
Proskuneo can mean adoration in the sense of Latria, but it can also mean, simply veneration, in the sense of the honor given to the blessed and the saints.
When we are given the word for veneration of the blessed and the saints, as well as a description of image/icon veneration, there is an obvious reference to the Church's traditional veneration of the blessed and the saints, being perverted in a demonic way, by giving this veneration to a devilish figure, a man who claimed to be Jesus Christ, was wounded, was a king of Rome, was the false hero of Fatima, an emperor figure etc.
Benedict XVI's "beatification" of John Paul II, clearly fulfils what is written here.
This is very interesting. It says that the second beast gives life to the image of the beast. The word for life here, in Greek is "pneuma," which means breath or animation or spirit.
St. John's Vision of John Paul II's image having life and speaking in Apocalypse 13
|Image of the beast given life and should speak|
He would describe it as the "image or icon" of John Paul II appearing to be 'alive,' as being animated, as having life. He would describe video footage as an image with life, an image that even speaks, and in fact, the very next words of Apocalypse 13:15 say, "And that the image of the beast should speak."
|The image or icon|
At the "beatification" ceremony of John Paul II, abc News reported, that not only were posters honouring John Paul II's life, put up all over Rome, but large television screens, showing images of John Paul II, were erected along the Roman street that leads to St. Peter's Basilica.
The BBC also reported that there was a giant video screen at the "beatification." "St. Peter's Square was transformed for the occasion, with a giant video screen showing John Paul II's life story, and a massive photograph hung from the white colonnades."
John Paul II was also "beatified" on May 1, the Feast of the Beast, for Satanists!
|Giant video screens showing images of the beast|
Benedict XVI imposes worship of the Beast
After it says that the second beast gives life to the image of the beast, and that the image of the beast should speak, which was fulfilled by the "beatification" of John Paul II, Apocalypse 13:15, goes on to say, "and [he] should cause , that whosoever will not worship the image of the beast, should be slain [apokteino].
The word here in Greek, which is usually translated "slain" or "killed," is from the Greek word, "apokteino." That word can mean physically killed, but it doesn't always mean physically killed.
In fact, to give just one example. In Romans 7:11, St. Paul uses the same Greek word to describe spiritual death or the loss of spiritual life.
|Benedict XVI "beatifies" the Antichrist|
Benedict XVI, the second beast, indeed fulfilled that part of the verse, by imposing the worship of the beast, under the pain of the loss of spiritual life. Now, Benedict XVI did impose the worship of John Paul II's image in a number of ways.
By officially "beatifying" John Paul II, Benedict XVI instituted and permitted, by virtue of his so-called "apostolic" authority, the cult or worship of John Paul II, for October 22, of each year.
Moreover, Benedict XVI's imposition of the worship of John Paul II, and his image under pain of separation from "full communion," and therefore the loss of spiritual life, was made clear in the negotiations with the Society of St. Pius X. Benedict XVI's negotiations with the SSPX were representative of what he was telling all independent "traditionalists."
|SSPX leader negotiates with apostate Rome|
And even though a canonization has a binding nature in Catholic teaching, that a beatification does not, the "beatification" of John Paul II, fulfilled what St. John described, because, the only thing the beatification lacked, the universal binding nature of the decree, was supplied by Benedict XVI, through his negotiations with SSPX.
Benedict XVI's negotiations with the SSPX, made it clear to everyone, that "traditionalists " are excluded from full communion with him, unless they fully accept Vatican II, John Paul II, his "magisterium," his image, etc.
SSPX in their negotiations with apostate Rome
Since the imposition of the worship of the beast, was supplied by what Benedict XVI decreed concerning the SSPX, the "beatification" lacked absolutely nothing of what St. John prophesied, concerning the second beast causing people to worship the image of the first beast, whose wound was healed.
Moreover, the celebration for the "beatification," which involved millions, would be comparable to a celebration for the "canonization." In fact, there might even be more enthusiasm for John Paul II's "beatification," because it was the first formal recognition of him as "blessed," and many would see the following step of "canonization," simply as a formality, after John Paul II's cult had already been formerly approved.
Therefore, since the 'beatification" was the first major event, in which the worship of the Antichrist was formalized. It was what St. John recorded.
The Deception of the False Prophet and John Paul II as the Antichrist fulfills Apocalypse 13
It's also interesting, that the second beast is typically identified as the False Prophet, while the first beast, who was wounded, and his image is honoured, is identified as the Antichrist.
John Paul II, with his Antichrist teaching about man, fits precisely with the title of Antichrist, and Benedict XVI, the second beast, who causes people to worship John Paul II, fits precisely with the title of False Prophet, for while Benedict XVI, was a monumental heretic, as our material documents, he amazingly retained a reputation as a conservative.
He also seduced members of the Counter Church, by giving more access to the Latin Mass.
|Benedict XVI seduces many "traditionalists"|
This move deceived multitudes. It duped many into believing that there was still hope in the Counter Church, and it persuaded people that Benedict XVI was not evil, but good, and that he would perhaps reverse the entire course of the Vatican II apostasy, when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Benedict XVI, was a manifestly heretical antipope, a true theological revolutionary, who expanded the Vatican II apostasy, organised the worship of the beast, and fractured independent so-called "traditionalists," by making overtures to them, on the one hand, pretending to be concerned about tradition, while simultaneously refusing to admit them into his "full communion," without a complete recognition of the evil doctrines of the Counter Church.
|The beast who was wounded in Apocalypse 13|