( Excerpt:Twilight Language)
How will this week end in Philadelphia for Pope Francis?
The Pope will visit Washington D.C. from September 22-24, New York City from September 24-25, and Philadelphia from September 26-27, 2015. Something feels like it is on the horizon.
This is a pope some have called the first “Black Pope,” because he is the only Jesuit to be named pope. He will go down in history for meeting the USA’s first black president, Barack Obama, #44.
Pope Francis is the Black Pope. I say this not because of an incorrect interpretation of some past dubious documents. The black robed Jesuits, the military branch of the Roman Catholic Church, have attained the highest office in the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, as I mentioned back in 2013. The first Jesuit Pope would naturally be the first fully “Black” (i.e. Jesuit) “Pope.” It is a circular logical statement that is just common sense, and there is nothing conspiratorial about it.
In general, the use of the term “Black Pope” is often experienced as a derogatory nickname given to the Superior General, usually by the media and never utilized by the Jesuits themselves. Nevertheless, to ignore its use is to be blind to the “name game” being played.
Many authors have come forth framing the new Pope in terms of the fulfilling of the Malachy visions. (See one example, here.)
Intriguingly, Pope Francis now wears white, President Obama’s mother was white, and the character depicted in Black Mass is Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp).
It is a time of contrasts.
The actress Susan Sarandon thinks Pope Francis will be assassinated while he’s in the USA.“I think they’re going to assassinate him,” Sarandon told The New York Daily News on September 20, 2015. “I think he’s done some major, major cleansing of the whole [Roman Catholic] system.”
These days have been predicted to be the “end times,” but that hardly seems to be in the cards. And will Pope Francis be killed on these American shores? Doubtful.
But frankly, I’ve been feeling that a memorable and surprising event will happen in Philadelphia, not Washington, D.C. nor New York City.
The name Philadelphia is from the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant “brotherly love” from Greek φιλεω (phileo) “to love” andαδελφος (adelphos) “brother”.
Regarding Pope Francis’ birth name:
Jorge – “farmer” (“earth-worker”); variant of George (Greek) “farmer”.
Mario – Italian, “bitter, rebellious,” “bitter”; associated with the Virgin Mary by acting as a masculinized form of “Maria.” Mary means “bitter, rebellious, be disobedient.” Spanish, Mario, “Hammer,” “Mars” (Roman god of war).
Bergoglio – berg = “mountain” + oglio = “oil”; oglio is also seen as a “collection of miscellaneous pieces;” a “hotchpotch;” a “mixture;” a “medley;” specifically, from 1648, “of various religions.”
Is he really an Argentine? His last name Bergoglio is Italian. His dad emigrated from Piamonte, Italy.
After a period of initial confusion (or the wrong message being sent out to the media), the name Francis used for the new Pope was said to be tied to Saint Francis of Assisi.
And in review…
Did St. Malachy indicate the future of the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church?
Do the prophecies of Saint Malachy give us an insight? Saint Malachy was a 12th century visionary Irish monk, who during a trek to Rome, foresaw all the popes who would reign into the future, to the final one.
When his prophecies were published, 500 years after allegedly being found in the Vatican archives, they were debunked as being false. But intriguingly, the prophecies published in Benedictine historian Arnold Wion’s book Lignum Vitae in 1559, has been demonstrated to be very accurate. Indeed, Malachy’s list, today, from 1139, has been found to be remarkably correct.
Malachy, in verse, wrote down the future names of the Popes in epigrammatic code, which have been clearly linked to the names of the Popes chosen. Malachy’s series of visions are about 112 Popes from Celestine III, who was elected Pontiff in 1130, until the last Pope who is described in his list as Peter Romanus.
The last Pope? Yes, Malachy is said to have seen the end of the Papacy with the election of what would be the next Pope after his also predicted Benedict XVI (The Glory of the Olive).
According to the Malachy prophecies, the last Pope was to be named Petrus Romanus, Peter Romanus, Peter the Roman, or Peter of Roman. “Peter” or a variation on that name is derived from the meaning, “the Rock of the Church,” linking the last Pope to the first (non-Jesus Christ) leader of the Church. (Padre, of course, is another name for “father,” and is related to the name Peter.)
Peter Romanus, in the prophecies, is viewed as the last Pope.
The phrase “the seven hilled city” is a direct reference to Rome. “The Seven Hills of Rome (Italian:Sette colli di Roma) east of the river Tiber form the geographical heart of Rome, within the walls of the ancient city. The original city was held by tradition to have been founded by Romulus on the Palatine Hill.” Source.
The verse is seen as predicting everything from the end of the Papal structure to the end of the world. Will the celibacy of priests end under the next Pope?
The Saint Malachy verses end thusly:
In the persecution of the Holy Roman Church,
There will reign Peter the Roman,
Who will feed his flock among many tribulations
After which the seven hilled city will be destroyed
And the dreadful Judge will judge the people.
Is the Pope Francis Peter the Roman?
What will happen in Philadelphia?
Image: Saul Loeb/AFP
Twilight name on the motorcade: As a CNN reporter pointed out, Pope Francis modestly uses a small car, not a limo or a SUV to get to where he wants to go. The vehicle he employs is a Fiat 500L.
The reporter felt it conveying a hidden message, this choice of his. She said that “Fiat” is what The Virgin Mary said to Gabriel, when she replied about whether she would be open to giving birth to the holy, the Son of God. She said “Fiat,” which means, “Let it be
By Lisa Haven
Since the resignation of Pope Benedict there has been an upsurge of interest in the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (also known as Pope Francis) and his link to the predictions of an Archbishop from the 12th century, known as, Saint Malachy.
As many of you know, Saint Malachy, was born in Northern Ireland and was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1132. Many of those who knew him best said he received the gift of prophecy and witnessed many miracles throughout his lifetime. He was even known to have predicted the day and hour of his death.
In 1139 he received a vision from the Lord which revealed a long list of popes who would rule the church until the end of time (112 Popes total). This vision eventually became known as the “prophecy of the succession of the Popes,” which has resurfaced with the election of the new pope.
Malachy’s last ten Popes according to the “Prophecies of the Succession of the Popes”:
Pope Pius X (1903-1914) received the title, ”The Burning Fire,” from Malachy’s prophecies. This Pope showed a burning passion for spiritual renewal in the Church.
Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922) received the title, “Religion Laid Waste,” from Malachy’s prophecies. This pope tried to bring peace during World War 1 but failed, which lead to the deaths of millions of Christians. He witnessed the rise of communism which brought an end to the Christian influence in Russia.
Pope Pius XI (1922-1939) received the title, “Unshaken Faith,” from Malachy’s prophecies. This pope witnessed the rise of Nazi Germany, during which time, he was an outspoken critic of communism and fascism. He ruled when Christians were under persecution from the Europeans and stood faithful until his death.
Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) received the title, “Angelic Shepherd.” This Pope had an affinity for the spiritual world and was known as an Angelic pastor to his flock.
Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) received the title, “Pastor and Marine.” Prior to his election, he was the patriarch of Venice, which is a marine city.
Pope Paul VI (1963-1978), received the title, “Flower of Flowers.” His personal arms displayed three lilies.
Pope John Paul I (1978-1978), received the title, “Of the Half-Moon.” This pope was elected during a half-moon and ruled for only one month because he died unexpectedly during the next half-moon.
Pope John Paul II (1978-2005), received the title, “Eclipse of the Sun, or Labor of the Sun.” This pope was born during a solar eclipse and was buried in Rome during another solar eclipse. He was from Poland and used the Solidarity Labor Union.
Joseph Ratzinger (2005-2013) received the title, “The Glory of the Olive.” Joseph chose the name Pope Benedict XVI. Interestingly, the Order of the Benedictines refer to themselves as, “The Olivetans.” Not only that but the name Benedict means “blessing.” If we were to put his name together it can literally mean, “The Blessing of the Olive.” This pope resigned Feb. 2013, which now leads us to the current pope, and his prediction from Saint Malacy.
Is Pope Francis, The Final Pope?
Before I go any further I want to clear something up. It’s always important not to base prophetic understanding upon visions outside of the Bible, even when they come from godly individuals. Our prophetic understanding must come from the revelation of the Biblical prophets. However, if a believer has established a reputation of speaking prophecies that continually come to pass, then their information should be reviewed and considered as a possible prophetic word.
With that in mind, let’s move on. According to Malacy’s prophecy, the 112th pope, will be known as “Peter the Roman,” the last and final pope. Here is the prophecy…
“In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit… Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people. The End”
The current pope is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose for himself the name of, Pope Francis. No Pope has ever taken on the name of “Peter,” so it is no surprise that Jorge did not either. The shock lies in the fact that Jorge picked the name, Pope Francis, whose real name is, Giovanni di Pietro [or Peter]. Not only that but the word “Roman” implies that the pope must be of Italian decent. Jorge is a native of Buenos Aires, Aregentina, and one of five children of Italian immigrants, thus making him of Italian decent and fulfilling the prophecy of “Peter the Roman.” Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from America, and the first pope from outside Europe since Pope Gregory III in the 8th century. Could this pope be the fulfillment of Malacy’s final prophecy or is there a twist?
The Twist? Is Pope Francis “Peter the Roman,” the 112th Pope, or Will it be the Pope After Him?
If Pope Francis is not the final pope, then the pope after him might be. Currently, there is speculation among Catholic historians who claim that Pope John Paul II was a continuation of Pope John Paul I, and therefore should be counted as one succession, rather than two. Considering Pope John Paul I only ruled for one month, they tend to wrap him together in succession with Pope John Paul II, thus making it one rule. Putting Pope John Paul I and II as the 109th Popes, Joseph Ratzinger as the 110th, Pope Francis as the 111th pope, and the 112th pope in the future. In addition John Paul I was known as ‘half-moon’ and John Paul II ‘the labor of the sun.’ These are the reasons some Catholic historians claim Pope Francis as the 111th pope, not the 112th.
Whether or not Pope Francis is the 111th pope or 112th pope, only time will tell. Either way our safest interpretation of the future lies in the Scriptures and not in outside predictions.
While the Bible does not clearly teach that Pope Francis is the false prophet of the latter days, the timing of the election of Pope Francis is consistent with the time period for the end of the age and the rise of the final Antichrist.
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth [the False Prophet], and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast…he performs signs… he calls down fire from heaven… he’s granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” Revelation 13:11-15
It is possible that the person with two horns like a lamb will be an apostate Pope who will unite apostate Christianity and Islam under his control. He will perform miracles, call down fire from heaven, and create a living, speaking image (or icon) , forcing men to worship the image and the antichrist himself.
Pope Francis or the one after him just MIGHT be the final pope and false prophet spoken of by Saint Malacy, but then again only time will tell…
In May, 2000, the long-awaited “third prophecy” of Fatima was finally revealed by the Vatican. For some, it was a relief and for others an anticlimactic disappointment
The “miracle at Fatima” is arguably the most well-known apparition of the Blessed Mother. Her appearance to three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917 was, according to many witnesses, accompanied by several unexplained events, including a shared vision of the sun dancing and moving about erratically in the sky.
During her many appearances to the children, “Our Lady” bestowed upon them three prophecies. The first two were disclosed by Lucia dos Santos, the eldest of the three children, after she wrote them down in the early 1940s, but the third and final prophecy was not to be revealed until 1960. Well, 1960 came and went, and the third prophecy was not revealed because the Vatican said the world was not quite ready for it. This reluctance to disclose the secret lead to speculation among the faithful that it contained information about our future that was so horrific that the Pope dared not reveal it. Perhaps it foretold a nuclear war… or the end of the world.
THE FIRST PROPHECY
In the first prophecy, the children were shown a terrifying vision of Hell and were told that’s “where the souls of poor sinners go.” Then they were told that the world war then taking place – what we now call World War I – would soon end. “The war is going to end,” Lucia quoted the Blessed Mother as saying, “but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given to you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.”
Did this prophecy come true? World War I did indeed end and was followed by a worse war, World War II. But remember that Lucia revealed this prophecy in writing during 1940 – after the Second World War had already begun. Also, it’s interesting that Pius XI is actually named in the prophecy. When the apparition of Our Lady allegedly made the prophecy in 1917, Benedict XV was Pope. Pius XI became Pope in 1922. So either Our Lady also predicted the name of the future Pope, who reigned until 1939, or Lucia did some prophecy fulfilling of her own.
What about the sign of “a night illuminated by an unknown light” before the outbreak of war? According to Fatima Prophecies, “on January 25, 1938, a remarkable display of aurora borealis was visible across Europe, the year before World War II began.” The Secrets of Fatima elaborates: “This aurora appeared as far south as Galicia, Spain, where Sister Lucy was then cloistered, and she, the only survivor of the three Fatima shepherds, recognized it immediately as the sign. Visible even to Pius XI in Rome, the unprecedented aurora was accompanied by a ‘crackling’ sound, possibly attributable to discharges of atmospheric energy. Indeed, in many areas of Europe, panic broke out, as the populace concluded that the world was on fire and that the End had come.” This display of northern lights might have illuminated the night in some spectacular fashion, but even in 1917 the aurora borealis was hardly an “unknown light.” Also, again, Lucia revealed this prophecy after the fact.
THE SECOND PROPHECY
“When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays [of each month]. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.”
Many believers assert that this prophecy foresees the spreading of Communism by Russia, which had become the Soviet Union. Wars were, of course, fought to halt the spread of Communism. Then in 1984, Pope John Paul II consecrated the Soviet Union. Subsequently, in 1991, the Soviet Union disintegrated into 15 separate countries, but it can hardly be said that Russia has undergone a religious conversion. Has there been peace as predicted? While there haven’t been any worldwide wars, there have been many minor ones (if any war can be considered minor) and the world still is not a peaceful place.
When it comes down to it, the accuracy of the first two Fatima prophecies rests on faith. Skeptics can poke large holes into them while believers hold them up as proof that Heaven has a vested interest in life on the Earth. So what of the third prophecy?
THE THIRD PROPHECY
In 1944, Lucia wrote out the third prophecy, as she said she heard it as a 10-year-old girl in 1917, sealed it and presented it to Portugal’s Bishop of Leiria. She told him that Our Lady’s instructions were that it was not to be revealed to the public until 1960. The Bishop turned over the prophecy to the Vatican. In 1960, Paul John XXIII opened the sealed prophecy and read it, and the faithful anxiously awaited its promised revelation. But it was not to be. In apparent defiance of the Blessed Mother’s instructions, the Pope refused to reveal the contents of the prophecy saying, “This prophecy does not relate to my time.” According to Kathleen A. Keating, however, author of The Final Warning: Your Survival Guide to the New Millennium, “John XXIII fainted when he read the third secret because it specifically states, according to eyewitnesses, that the Pope would betray the flock and turn his sheep over to the slaughter devised by Lucifer himself. John XXIII fainted because he thought he would be the Pope who would open the door to Satan and that he would be the long awaited antipope.”
It has been speculated that subsequent Popes also read the prophecy and likewise chose not to make it public. Now, 40 years later, the complete text of the prophecy has been released, but the controversy surrounding it is far from over.
On May 13, 2000 (the anniversary of the assassination attempt on him), the Pope visited the shrine at Fatima and made a surprise announcement that the secret would finally be revealed. The Vatican then told the world that the secret was a foretelling of the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. The referred-to passage states: “…the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him…”
This scenario hardly describes the attack on John Paul by a lone gunman, Mehmet Ali Agca, right in St. Peter’s Square in May, 1981. The setting is not the same, there was no group of soldiers and the Pope, though seriously wounded, was not killed. Ironically, however, Ali Agca – even before the revelation of the secret was made – had said that he was compelled to try to kill the Pope as part of some divine plan, and that the act was related to the third secret of Fatima. And the Pope, shortly after he was shot, said he believed it was the hand of the Virgin Mary that deflected the attacker’s bullet, allowing him to survive.
Since the revelation, the Vatican has been quick to downplay the significance of the prophecy. For one thing, Catholics are under no obligation to believe in the events at Fatima – they can take them or leave them since they are not part of church doctrine. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was a prefect for the Doctrine of Faith and is now Pope Benedict XVI, said about the prophecy: “Those who expected exciting apocalyptic revelations about the end of the world or the future course of history are bound to be disappointed. Fatima does not satisfy our curiosity in this way, just as Christian faith cannot be reduced to an object of mere curiosity. There is no immutable destiny. In the end, prayer is more powerful than bullets and faith more powerful than armies.” He seemed to be implying that the prayers of the faithful had deflected the terrible scene warned of in the prophecy.
Many Fatima devotees are not satisfied with what the Vatican has chosen to reveal, suspecting that they have either altered the message or not disclosed it in its entirety. Why, after all, were five successive Popes so reluctant to make the prophecy public? Ratzinger explained that the secret was kept because of the fuzziness of the message, which he said could by deciphered “only in the light of history.” And when he was asked if the Fatima secrets pertained only to the past, he replied, “I think so.”
Some Fatima devotees are not buying that explanation, however. “We still have a bigger punishment in store for us if we don’t turn away from sin,” said Christopher Ferrara, a spokesman for the Fatima Network in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Others at the center called the Vatican’s interpretation “a whitewash.”
By contrast, Ratzinger put a positive spin on the prophecy. “It encourages us by showing that even in a world which was half destroyed,” he said, “there is a greater force and death does not have the last word. At the end of a century and a millennium, we were able to propose this text to humanity and to the Church in a positive spirit. It indicates that we should use the power of love against the power of violence.”
Kathleen A. Keating wrote of the recent revelation: “The Third Secret of Fatima is still a secret. In the press release issued by the Vatican today, the public was made privy to, at best, a watered down version of one sentence of the true secret. This ridiculous revelation bears no resemblance to the remarks made by Pope John Paul II in Fatima, May 13, 2000, when he said that we are in fact in the midst of Revelation-Chapter 12, verse 3: And another sign in heaven; and behold a great Red Dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns; and on his heads seven diadems… I have a source, deep inside the Vatican, who let me know some time ago that what would be revealed today would only distantly resemble the actual Third Secret, that it would be pared down, containing very little fact.”
Were the messages at Fatima prophecies of our future, warnings about possible outcomes or just imaginings inspired by the faith of three small children? Like most such things, it comes down to what you choose to believe.
One of the most discussed topics in the Jewish and prophetic world at this time is the tragic, although not shocking, death of Ariel Sharon.
Sharon was a highly admired Israeli for numerous reasons. His military career began early, fighting with his unit at the Battle for Jerusalem in 1947, with his career following into the Suez War and the Six-Day War.
Sharon began his political career aligning himself primarily with the Likud, or the center-right political party. In 1975 he became a special aid to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He planned his own run in the 1977, although both the Likud and the Israeli Labour Party (The Social-democratic, Zionist political party) turned down his bid to run. Sharon in turn formed a new group, the Shlomtzion, winning two seats in Knesset (The legislative branch of the Israeli government.) Immediately after the elections, he merged his party with the Likud party, in turn awarding him a seat as the Minister of Agriculture.
When Sharon began his career, he had very little political experience. He used his influence at this time to support Israeli settlements in “occupied territories” to stop the return of the Palestinians. During this time, the number of Jewish settlements on the West Bank and Gaza Strip doubled. Sharon is quoted as saying: “Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Judean) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours. … Everything we don’t grab will go to them.”
Sharon went on to hold many offices, including Minister of defense (1981-1982), a minister without portfolio (1983–1984), Minister for Trade and Industry (1984–1990), and Minister of Housing Construction (1990–1992). During Netanyahu’s 1996-1999 regime, he was made Minister of National Infrastructure (1996-1998) and Foreign Minister (1998-1999).
In 1998, Bush travelled to Israel on tour. It was there he met Ariel Sharon, Foreign Minister at the time. That morning, Bush had prayed at the Wailing Wall, and 3 individuals approached him, insisting that he run for office, believing he would be elected the next President of the United States. That evening, Sharon hosted Bush on a helicopter flying over Israel. It was during this meeting that Bush made a strange prediction: Bush declared Sharon would become the next Prime Minister of Israel, and Bush would become the next President of the United States. These words, although perhaps brash at the time, would later come to pass.
Sharon served as Prime Minister from 2001 to 2005. His lifestyle consisted of a poor diet, and he was well known in Israel for his obesity. On Dec 18, 2005, Sharon was hospitalized after suffering a stroke. During his hospital stay he was diagnosed with severe heart problems that would require treatment. The day before surgery, Sharon suffered from another, more severe, stroke; although the doctors managed to stop the bleeding in his brain, but could not stop the ensuing coma. The announcement of Sharon’s death came on January 11th of this year, 2014; and although it is always a sad event to lose such a great man, it is said his brain and other organs would have been severely affected by the coma even had he recovered.
But how does Ariel Sharon’s death have anything to do with prophecy? To answer this question we must examine the final years of Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri. Yitzhak Kaduri was a widely honored, brilliant sage, who offered two prophecies upon his death. First, “[The Messiah will return to his people shortly after the death of Ariel Sharon].” (This is a rough interpretation, as the original Jewish wording could not be found.)
The second, a more controversial prophecy, was his announcement of the Messiah. Kaduri prepared a note upon his death, to be opened a year after. The note reads:
ירים העם ויוכיח שדברו ותורתו עומדי
“He will raise the people and confirm that his word and law are standing.”
This message is, again, referring to the Messiah. In Hebrew, the acronym suggests the name Yehoshua, or Yeshua, the Hebrew version of Jesus. Thus, Kaduri prophesied that the Messiah would return and raise his people and that this would happen after Ariel Sharon’s death. Of course, this goes against the belief of traditional Judaism, which stands by the belief that Jesus was emphatically not the Messiah. One reason for this is because Judaism teaches that God and man are so fundamentally different, that God is so beyond humanity, that he could not possibly become a human.
I do not have an answer to these prophecies; however, I will say that as of 5:14 PM on January 13, 2014, the Messiah has yet to come. Therefore you still have time to get right with the Messiah, who a man much greater than I stated was Yeshua, or in the English, Jesus.