The Darkness Draws Nearer – Part Two
Joseph Herrin (03-27-2013)
When two Jesuits meet, the devil is always there to make a threesome.
– old French proverb
Pope Francis I – Hidden Hand
As I mentioned in the preceding post, there has been so much occurring in recent days that I hardly know where to begin. Having written very little in the past six weeks, I am like a skin full of new wine that is about to burst. I have a desire to clear the slate; to unload my email inbox of various links and notes people have sent to me relating to current events. There are numerous things I want to share to apprise my brothers and sisters of the lateness of the hour and the encroaching darkness. Yet all is not bleak. Yahshua will meet the darkness with His light. Although the earth must pass through its darkest days now at the end of the age, the darkness will give way to the brilliance of the reign of Christ. Satan will establish his dark kingdom at this time, but it will be short lived. Satan’s dark kingdom wil be replaced with Yahshua’s enduring kingdom of light.
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it. And in the daytime (for there shall be no night there) its gates shall never be closed…
To arrive at the appointed time for Christ’s kingdom of light, we must first pass through the darkness. This series aim is to reveal that Satan’s dark kingdom is rising, and it is doing so quite rapidly.
A brother in Christ sent me a link to an internet news site that contained the image of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio that is shown at the top of this post. Cardinal Bergoglio is now Pope Francis I. Why did the Illuminati controlled media choose this particular photo to show to the world the face of the new Pope? Bergoglio is clothed completely in black and his hand is hidden inside of his coat. In the book Dragon Flood I included a chapter that focused on the symbolism of the hidden hand. I will include an excerpt here.
The Hidden Hand
To clearly have unveiled to one’s eyes the vast deception that inundates the nations today the Christian must look beyond the realm of man to perceive those dark spiritual forces that have been at work among mankind since the fall of our first forebears in the Garden of Eden. Many people, and myriads of websites, books, and videos today are focused upon man’s part in the deception of this world. The Illuminati, Freemasonry, and organizations such as the Bildebergers, the Trilateral Commission, and the Counsel on Foreign Relations are real. These are instruments of Satan, pawns in his hand to accomplish his evil plans. However, if one does not perceive the hand behind these groups of men and women they will surely find it difficult to conceive of such wickedness being carried out over centuries, even millennia, ever marching forward to a goal…
About twenty years ago a friend presented to me a copy of the book The Unseen Hand: An Introduction to the Conspiratorial View of History by Ralph A. Epperson. It is an excellent book, extensively documented, revealing that there has been a cabal of international elites who have been orchestrating many world events for centuries. These men have started wars, overthrown governments, incited insurrections, and collapsed economies, all the while remaining unseen, hiding behind the visible governments and institutions of the nations.
Many governments, including that of America, are merely puppets of this secret cabal of hyper-wealthy bankers and industrialists. The reasons provided to the masses to justify wars and radical legislation are largely subterfuge and deceit. The citizenry are made to think that the national interests and security of their nation are under attack when the truth reveals that this is a ruse to further the ambitions and plans of an international coalition of men and women who believe it is their right to control the course of nations.
Although Epperson’s book was published in 1985, it is not difficult to perceive a continuance of the conspiratorial hand of a global elite in the last 27 years. The name of his book The Unseen Hand, is well chosen and insightful. Even as Satan seeks to operate through deception, so too do those servants of his among mankind seek to remain hidden, keeping their presence and activities obscured through deceit and anonymity.
Those who are in league with Satan have adopted the symbolism of the unseen hand to denote their occult (hidden from sight) activities. They have signaled their true allegiance and hidden agenda through symbols. A common symbol employed to denote that one is a servant of unseen masters is to have a picture or portrait made with one hand hidden inside of their clothing…
Although Ralph Epperson does an admirable job of revealing the hidden works of a secret government behind the visible governments of men, one thing you will not find in his book is a deeper delving to see that there is a further layer of control behind all. The Freemasons at the highest levels acknowledge a spiritual power that is directing them. The eye atop the pyramid on the Great Seal of the United States represents that spiritual being that is above all governments in this fallen world system. It is a symbol of Satan who parades himself as the all wise, all knowing, Grand Architect of the Universe.
The very word Mason is associated with building. All builders must be directed by a chief architect. The chief architect of the Freemasons is Lucifer. Only those who have passed through many degrees and have been deemed worthy and loyal, having their minds amenable to accept Lucifer as the god of light and truth, have the true character of Freemasonry revealed to them. Albert Pike, author of the encyclopedic Masonic tome titled Morals and Dogma stated that to the brothers of the 30th degree and above it could be divulged that their teachings were “Luciferian doctrines.” Satan is the great deceiver who deceives the whole world. He practices deception even upon his own followers.
II Corinthians 4:4
The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
In a well staged puppet show the one hand that is not seen is that of the puppet master. Today Satan is pulling the strings of mankind. Billions are dancing to his tune. Satan’s chief instrument to manipulate mankind and shape their actions is deception. He is like the Pied Piper. As he pipes his tune the masses of mankind are responding, following blindly wherever he leads.
George Washington Portrait by Charles Wilson Peale
In George Washington’s inaugural prayer, delivered on April 30, 1789, he included the following statement.
“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States.”
It should be noted that George Washington did not once mention Jesus Christ in his inaugural prayer, nor the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understanding that he was a Freemason, whether he spoke with knowing intelligence, or in ignorance, that Invisible Hand guiding his actions was not Yahweh, but Lucifer. This makes his statement all the more troubling for those who are having their eyes opened to discern the truth of America’s founding.
You can find the book Dragon Flood posted online at the following link:
That Pope Francis is a servant of Satan is an absolute certainty. He is been placed into the highest “visible” office of the Roman Catholic Church. He has become the face of religious Babylon, the Great Harlot of Revelation. Of this harlot we read:
And 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 upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Yahshua.
In early 2010 I posted a writing on the subject of syncretism. One entry was titled The Harlot and the Scarlet Beast. It demonstrated visually the link between the Roman Catholic Church and the Scripture above, for the rulers of this apostate religious system are adorned in purple and scarlet.
Pope Benedict and Cardinals “Adorned in Scarlet and Purple”
“Having in Her Hand a Gold Cup of Abominations…”
The Jesuits, a religious order within the Roman Catholic Church, has been instrumental in shedding the blood of tens of thousands of the saints of Christ. The entire history of the Jesuits is exceedingly dark, and it is darkly foreboding that for the first time a Jesuit has been elected to the Papal throne.
There have been many unusual circumstances, and many firsts, surrounding the election and elevation of Pope Francis I at this time. Pope Benedict’s resignation was itself highly unusual for no Pope had resigned while in office since the year 1415 A.D.. Some other extraordinary facts are as follows:
Pope Francis I is the first Pope to ever be chosen from the Americas. He was born in Argentina in South America.
He is the first non-European Pope in approximately 1,300 years.
He is the first Pope named Francis.
He is the first Jesuit Pope.
Although neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the media have spoken of it, the latter two items are related. Please bear in mind that all occult groups that have Satan as their head practice lying and deception. It is the practice of Freemasons, Jesuits, etc., to provide one explanation to satisfy the masses, while the true meaning of a matter is reserved for those who are initiated into the secrets of the order.
It has been prominently mentioned that Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis because of his compassion for the poor which was exemplified in the life of St. Francis of Assissi. This explanation is an example of the lies practiced by occult groups. The very word “occult” means “beyond the range of ordinary knowledge, secret, hidden from view.”
For many years I have lived in or near the city of Macon, Georgia. This city was founded by Freemasons and the city plan was modeled after ancient Babylon, the latter fact attested to on chamber of commerce website for the city. The common explanation given for the naming of the city is that it was named after a politician from North Carolina whose last name was Macon. This is a ruse, a deliberate lie to satisfy the masses. Macon is the French word for Mason. Soon after Macon was founded the city fathers of this new town were visited by the celebrated French Freemason, the Marquis De Lafayette. I have studied Macon’s history and written extensively of its Masonic influence in the presentation titled Freemasonry – The Spirit of Babylon. Following is an excerpt:
Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons
God has placed me in an unusual place to gain firsthand an understanding of the true character of Freemasonry.
Macon, Georgia is a city manifesting an unusually high degree of influence by Masonry. Not only are numerous lodges to be found scattered throughout the city, some large both in size and influence, but the entire history of the City’s founding is marked by Freemasonry.
Macon was established in 1822 or 1823 and settled by many men who were members of Freemasonry.
A short distance away from the former Grand Lodge of Georgia in downtown Macon we find this historic marker that speaks about the local influence of Freemasonry. The inscription on the historical marker reads as follows:
FREEMASONRY IN MACON
FREEMASONRY CAME TO MACON IN 1824 WHEN THE CITY WAS IN ITS INFANCY. MACON LODGE NO. 5, F. & A. M., WAS ORGANIZED IN 1824 AND CHARTERED BY THE GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA IN 1825. HISTORIANS HAVE REFERRED TO MACON LODGE AS BEING THE ‘FIRST SOCIETY IN THE TOWN OF MACON.’ IN 1846 THE GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA, F. & A. M., MOVED ITS SEAT FROM MILLEDGEVILLE TO MACON AND FOR MANY YEARS HELD ITS ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE HALL OF MACON LODGE NO. 5.
DR. AMBROSE BABER, M.D., A PHYSICIAN AND PIONEER CITIZEN OF MACON, WAS THE FIRST WORSHIPFUL MASTER OF MACON LODGE AND LATER SERVED THE WHOLE CRAFT IN GEORGIA AS GRAND MASTER OF MASONS DURING 1831. HE DIED ACCIDENTALLY IN 1846 AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR A MONUMENT WAS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY JOINT ACTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA, MACON LODGE AND CONSTANTINE CHAPTER NO. 4 ROYAL ARCH MASONS.
IN 1825 DURING HIS TRIUMPHAL TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES BY BROTHER AND GENERAL THE MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE, THE FREEMASONS OF MACON AND OTHER GROUPS LAVISHLY ENTERTAINED AND HONORED THIS FAMOUS AND BELOVED FRENCH NOBLEMAN WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THE CAUSE OF AMERICAN LIBERTY BY SERVING AS A COMRADE-IN-ARMS WITH BROTHER AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON.
MARKER PLACED BY THE
EDUCATIONAL & HISTORICAL COMMISSION
GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA, F&AM
Note both the early influence of Masonry in Macon, and the association with the French, as The Marquis De La Fayette was a famous French Mason.
Note also the close proximity of all of these occurrences. Macon is chartered in 1823 and named Macon. In 1824 the first lodge was organized. In 1825 the French Mason Marquis De La Fayette visits Macon.
The naive may be persuaded to believe the lie that Macon was named after a politician from North Carolina, but those with insight will discern that the name was chosen because Macon is a Masonic city. Macon lies at the geographical center of the state of Georgia. The Grand Lodge of Georgia was located in this town. The Marquis De La Fayette visited Macon, and being a native French speaker he certainly understood the significance of the name of the city.
I share this bit of history to help you to perceive that the explanation provided for the name of the new Pope is subterfuge and deception. This name was NOT chosen to honor Francis of Assisi because Jorge Bergoglio is a humble and ascetic man with a heart of compassion for the poor of the earth. Bergoglio is a Jesuit. Being a Jesuit is part of his character. Jesuits take oaths of allegiance that are every bit as terrifying as the worst oaths of Freemasonry. Jesuits are bound to obedience to their order. No matter what the man’s position is in the church, he still must submit to the Jesuit Superior General, who at present is a man by the name of Adolfo Nicolas. (Same first name as Adolph Hitler)
To understand why the name Francis was chosen for Bergoglio one needs only a little familiarity with the history of the Jesuit order. The Society of Jesus, as it calls itself, was co-founded by Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xavier was one of the original group of seven Jesuits dedicated at Montmarte, France in the year 1534.
Francis Xavier spent much of his time as a Jesuit seeking to expand the power of the Roman church into Asia, particularly in the nation of India. In 1545, eleven years after dedicating himself to the Jesuit order, Francis Xavier wrote a letter to King John III of Portugal urging that the Inquisition be instituted in the Goa Province of India. John III granted Francis Xavier’s request, and this led to many heinous assaults upon the citizenry of this region.
Many forms of coercion were used to incite the Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian people of that area to convert to Roman Catholicism. Among the tactics used was making it illegal to employ anyone who was not a Roman Catholic. Denying someone the right to work because of their religious beliefs is strikingly reminiscent of what is prophesied in Scripture to occur in the last days. Without the mark of the beast no man will be able to buy or sell. It is not surprising that we should see men entering high offices of worldwide influence who are driven by this Satanic spirit of oppression.
Following is a statement from a man who studied in depth the Goa Inquisition:
I discovered that the Portuguese exported the Inquisition to Goa in the sixteenth century, and that many Indian Hindus were tortured and burnt at the stake for continuing to practice their religion. Muslim Indians were generally murdered right away or made to flee Goan territory…
I discovered that historians consider the Goa Inquisition the most merciless and cruel ever developed. It was a machinery of death. A large number of Hindus were first converted and then persecuted from 1560 all the way to 1812!
Over that period of 252 years, any man, woman, or child living in Goa could be arrested and tortured for simply whispering a prayer or keeping a small idol at home. Many Hindus — and some former Jews, as well — languished in special Inquisitional prisons, some for four, five, or six years at a time.
People of God, the Goa Inquisition is the fruit of the man whom the present Pope has named himself after. The cruelty, wickedness, and violence of the Jesuits has found few parallels throughout human history. I must add that it was not just Muslims, Hindus, and Jews that were slaughtered, persecuted, or robbed of property and liberty by the perpetrators of the Inquisitions. No group suffered more than the Protestant Christians. The Roman Catholic Church, and the Jesuits, had an especial hatred for those who stood against the blasphemy, heresy, and diabolical acts of the Great Harlot. The words of John have been fulfilled as the whore of Rome has made herself drunk on the blood of the saints. Christians have been tortured, burned at the stake, beheaded, and sewn up into sacks and cast into rivers to drown, for offenses such as owning a portion of the holy Scriptures, or worshiping Christ without the sanction of the Roman church.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Struck By Lightning
Pope Benedict made his surprising announcement of his retirement on February 11, 2013. That same day a photographer captured an image of lightning striking the dome of St. Peter’s at the Vatican. This has prompted some to make mention of the symbolism of lightning in the Scriptures. Yahshua declared:
“I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.”
It would certainly be error to believe that Satan has not been present in the Vatican all along, but it does appear that the overt evil of the Roman Catholic Church is set to obtain a far greater manifestation in the earth. I had reported in a recent post about one of Pope Benedict’s last public appearances where he released a dove symbolizing peace. Before the dove could even clear the window from which it was released it was attacked by a seagull.
Pope Benedict Releases Dove
Seagull Attacks Dove
Seagulls are vicious birds that are known to attack other birds and to eat them. I see in this a testimony of this unclean bird that is Rome, attacking the Spirit led saints of Christ who are symbolized by the dove. This event takes on further significance due to something that was observed on the day Pope Francis’ election was announced. There is a chimney at the Vatican that is used to signal whether the Cardinals (also the name of a bird) have elected a new Pope. The ballots are burned after each vote. If a Pope has not yet been chosen chemicals are added to the fire to produce black smoke from the chimney. If a new Pope has been elected, a different combination of chemicals is added to make the smoke appear white.
Thousands were gathered at the Vatican, and all eyes were upon the chimney at the Sistine Chapel watching for the smoke signal when a seagull came and alighted on it.
This occurred on March 13, 2013, just prior to the election of the new Pope being signaled. This seems to be a foreboding sign of a much more predatory spirit being observed in the church in coming days.
Pope Francis’ election bears many evil omens. Not the least of which is that it is marked extensively with the number 13. As noted in the preceding post, the number 13 has come down to us as a number of ill omen. This is not merely superstition, for the Bible reveals a very clear correlation between the number 13 and apostasy, rebellion, corruption, and murder. The study of Gematria reveals a profound correlation between the descendants of Cain and the number 13. E.W. Bullinger in his excellent book Number in Scripture writes:
the names of the LORD’s people are multiples of eight, while the names of those who apostatized, or rebelled, or who were in any sense His enemies, are multiples of thirteen.
The evidence Bullinger provides is too lengthy to cite here. You can review it at the link above. What I would emphasize here is that the descendants of the Cain line named in the book of Genesis are marked by the number 13. Cain was a murderer. Whom did he murder” He murdered one whose offering was acceptable unto Yahweh. It has also been those who have been approved by Yahweh who have been the chief focus of the Jesuit’s and Roman Catholic Church’s predations. They have figuratively become drunk on the blood of the Christ’s holy ones.
Pope Francis was elected on March 13, 2013. This date is twice marked with the number of apostasy, rebellion, corruption, and murder. The digits in the date 3-13-2013 add to the sum of 13. Bergoglio is 76 years old. (7+6=13). He is the first non-European Pope in approximately 1300 years. White smoke indicating that a new Pope had been selected was observed at 7:06 P.M. (Rome Time), again adding to 13. Bergoglio’s election and choice of the name Francis was officially announced at 8:13 P.M. local time in Rome.
That is a lot of 13s, yet there is one more that I will mention. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone served temporarily as interim Pope from the effective date of Pope Benedict’s resignation until the election of Pope Francis. The period of his service was 13 days. This finds a parallel in the fact that America’s Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, yet it was 13 years later, in 1789 when America’s first President and Congress entered into office. Satan’s works are marked by the number 13.
It has been noted by a remnant that Pope Francis I has begun his term by immediately laying emphasis on embracing all religions, particularly Islam. On March 22 the following news item was released by the Vatican press.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis on Friday called for more intense dialogue between religious leaders, particularly Muslims, as he tries to recalibrate relations between the world’s two largest religious groups.
Speaking in the Vatican’s majestic Sala Regia, the Argentine pontiff said that part of his mission is to connect “all people, in such a way that everyone can see in the other not an enemy, not a rival, but a brother or sister…”
As today’s world becomes “more interdependent,” he added, it is necessary to “intensify dialogue among the various religions,” particularly Islam. Francis also expressed appreciation for the “presence of so many civil and religious leaders from the Islamic world” at his installation Mass on Tuesday.
The deceit of these words is that the Pope would induce people who espouse to be Christians to embrace as brothers those who worship a god other than Yahweh, and who do not recognize Yahshua as the ONLY gate by which a man may approach the Father.
Yahshua said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”
II Corinthians 6:14-18
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” says the Lord Almighty.
People of God, pressure is increasing for the true followers of Yahshua to embrace false religion and belief. It is being declared that all people who are religious, whether Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc., are “people of faith.” The argument is being made that religious dogma is the source of world conflict and strife. Those who stand firm in their confession of Yahshua the Messiah as the ONLY way to the Father will be castigated, reproached as “haters,” and will become the chief focus of Satanic persecution in the dark days that are at hand.
Let me conclude this post by making mention of the symbol adopted by the Jesuit order.
Society of Jesus Emblem
The Roman Catholic Church is a modern incarnation of the ancient Babylonian mystery religion which focused on Sun worship. This is evident in the symbol above. The IHS is deceitfully declared to be a reference to the Latinized version of the Greek name Ihsous, which has come down in English as Jesus. This is yet one more example of the deception practiced by the servants of Satan. There are various other explanations of these letters which are used extensively throughout the Roman Catholic Church. Some relate them to the phrase Iesus Hominum Salvator, translated as” Jesus the Savior of men.” Others relate it to In Hoc Signo vinces, which are attributed to Constantine who said he was given a vision of a cross in the sky and heard these words which are translated, “In this sign, you will conquer.”
To understand the true meaning of these letters one has to go back to their origin. Alexander Hislop in his excellent book The Two Babylons points to the writing of early church father and Christian apologist Epiphanius who in the 4th century A.D. wrote a refutation of numerous heresies found throughout the church. One of these heretical groups were called Collyridians. There particular heresy was the worship of Mary as the Queen of Heaven. These Arabic “Christians” had merged the worship of Isis, the Egyptian queen of heaven, into Christianity, substituting Mary the Mother of Jesus for Isis.
Epiphanius wrote of little cakes that these worshipers offered to Mary/Isis. The queen of heaven has been worshiped from ancient times. In the Old Testament was called by the names Astarte and Ashtoreth, and in more modern days this name has come down to us as the Germanic Eostre, from which we derive the English name Easter.
“Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven…”
In the time of the Roman Empire, when the Roman Catholic Church arose to prominence, Isis worship was very popular. Rome conquered Egypt, and spread many of Egypt’s teachings throughout the empire. The Roman Catholic Church followed the same pattern which is clearly attested to by the many Egyptian monuments, such as obelisks, that are centerpieces of Roman Catholic worship. Saint Peter’s Square contains a massive Egyptian Obelisk that was removed from the Egyptian city Heliopolis (literally, City of the Sun). There is another Egyptian obelisk outside of the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Church, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran.
The Collyridians, following the traditional worship of Isis, marked their cakes with the letters IHS. These letters stood for the three members of the Egyptian trinity of Isis, Horus, and Seb. More anciently, in Babylon, these names were Semiramis, Nimrod, and Tammuz. The disciples of Christ of Epiphanius’ day could look at the wafers, or cakes, inscribed with these letters, and recognize them for the idolatry they truly were. They rejected the practice of the Collyridians, but the Roman church embraced it, and it has now been accepted as Christian tradition due to its long history. Yet, profane tradition is still profane, no matter how ancient it is.
It really does matter whether you, as a disciple of Christ, participate in profane traditions. I encourage all sincere followers of Yahshua to distance yourselves from participating in the profane practices of Easter. Those who will not separate themselves from darkness when it is revealed to them will fall into greater darkness in the days ahead. If you would be delivered from the darkness that is coming, you must make choices that are at times costly, and little understood by others, as you separate yourselves from the dark works and practices that have infiltrated the church, while choosing to walk in the light of truth. If you want more information on the Satanic origins of Easter, I recommend to you the following writings:
Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter
Removing the High Places
People of God, we live in dark days, and they will get far darker yet. Satan is placing his emissaries in key positions to spread deception, wickedness, and apostasy. These same ones will play key roles in persecuting the holy saints of Christ.
To be continued…
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