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The End is near

Apr 04, 2018

We got home last night after the Passover conference in Peru, Indiana. The final 200 miles we drove through a snow storm. At home we received about 5-6 inches of snow. So we are again in a winter wonderland, a beautiful sunny day, but somewhat chilly (10 degrees F, or -11C).

In fact, just as the conference was ending, snow began to fall in Peru, Indiana. Snow is quite unusual for April at that location, because it is quite farther south than Minnesota. But it was not too surprising, since we discerned that we were seeing the pattern of Scripture being fulfilled at this Passover season.

We took note that Israel crossed the Jordan on the 10th day of the month, and after keeping Passover, they fought the battle of Jericho. From a prophetic standpoint, this 7-day battle took place during the 7 days of Unleavened Bread. This may not have actually been the timing of the battle, of course, but since Scripture is intentionally vague on the precise timing of the battle, I believe that we were meant to see it on a prophetic level and overlay it with the 7 days of Unleavened Bread, beginning the 15th day of the month (March 31).

So it occurred to me when the snow came that this was the first day of battle, because Job 38:22, 23 says,

22 Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 23 which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of war and battle?

We have often seen snow as a sign of spiritual warfare in past decades. Of course, there are other signs as well.

It appears, then, that we should watch April 6, as this would be the 7th day of the battle of Jericho, when the walls fell and the city was taken. Perhaps we will see a newsworthy event take place at that time. Keep in mind that the city of Jericho was an Old Testament prophetic type, representing Babylon in the book of Revelation.

Meanwhile, there is much battlefront news being reported. I tried to keep up with it as best I could while we were out of town.


Tiangong-1 - or 'Heavenly Palace' - was placed in orbit in September 2011 and had been slated for a controlled re-entry, but it ceased functioning in March 2016 and space enthusiasts have been bracing for its fiery return since.

The station played host to two crewed missions and served as a test platform for perfecting docking procedures and other operations. Its last crew departed in 2013 and contact with it was cut in 2016.

The space station crashed in the morning of April 2 (Beijing time), which was the evening of April 1st, here in the USA, about 8:30 pm in New York. It crashed near Tahiti just as the snow began to fall in Peru, Indiana. Perhaps this is a coincidence, but perhaps not. Look at the dates given in the Daily Mail article in the link above. It was launched in September 2011, coinciding with the Jericho march here in Minneapolis (September 11-17, 2011), which in turn was the tenth anniversary of the Twin Towers demolition. That prayer campaign in 2011 turned the clock back ten years (Hezekiah Factor) to 2001, but it also established a 15-year extension of time to 2016.

Recall that Hillary Clinton fell on September 11, 2016, ending her chances to be elected president of the USA.

In most prophetic signs, there is a positive and a negative side. Tiangong, “heavenly palace,” can be viewed negatively as a sign of the Queen of Heaven being cast down, but it can also be seen positively as a sign of the descent of the Kingdom of God to the earth. By combining the two and seeing it in the light of Hillary’s fall in 2016, we might interpret this as replacing the beast system with the Kingdom of Heaven.

The War in Syria has Failed

Recall that the US plan to destabilize the Mideast (as General Wesley Clark put it) and to overthrow seven nations came to a grinding halt when Russia stepped in and prevented the US takeover of Syria. Under presidents Bush and Obama, this war plan was put into operation, and they nearly succeeded in destroying all potential enemies of the Israeli state.

Only Iran is left intact, and now there are forces trying to destroy Iran, too. It seems that Iran was not on the original war plan. Certainly, Wesley Clark said nothing about Iran in his speeches. At any rate, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been the main financial tools being used to fund the war in Syria. In other words, the USA supplies weapons to them, and they ship them to the “rebels” in Syria.

But that is now changing. Saudi crown prince Salman has now reversed course. He visited President Trump in the White House last week, and afterward he admitted in public that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could not be overthrown.


Saudi leader dropped a bombshell on the weekend, saying that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is not going to be ousted from power; it was a stunning reversal of their 'regime change' plan for Damascus….

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman dropped a bombshell in the course of a weekend interview with Time magazine that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is not going to be ousted from power. He said, “Bashar is staying. But I believe Bashar’s interest is not to let the Iranians do whatever they want to do.”

This remark by the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia is a stunning reversal of Riyadh’s policies in Syria hinged on “regime change” in Damascus. One can call it an admission of defeat.

This marks a major shift in world politics. It marks the point where the US foreign policy since 2002 that was exposed by General Wesley Clark has failed. The CIA’s lapdog known as ISIS has been routed fully and is no longer a danger, other than perhaps blowing up a few car bombs as they retreat. Realistically, the US-backed rebels cannot overthrow Assad as long as Russia stands in their way. The Babylonians will have to try to figure out another way to start World War 3, and most likely they will try to do it through an attack on Iran. Iran is their last hope.

The Splintering of the Roman Catholic Church

I have shown in other articles and books that the fourth beast of Daniel 7, was the Roman Empire, and the “little horn” extending Rome’s rule has been the Roman Church beginning with Justinian.

We are now at the end of the allotted time for the rule of the beasts. That time ended in October of 2017 with the transfer of authority to the saints of the Most High (Daniel 7:22 KJV). The end of beast rule was pictured in another way in Daniel 2, where the stone hits the feet of the image, crushing not only the feet and toes, but also the entire image.

If our view is correct, we ought to see the Roman Church begin to disintegrate, along with its support from the financial beast from the earth (Revelation 13:11, 12). I have focused mostly on the financial beast insofar as recent prophetic signs are concerned. But we should also look for signs regarding the Roman Church itself.

Pope Francis appears to be the last pope, according to the prophecies of Saint Malachy in the 12th century. When he came on the scene, I wrote about this, wondering what he might do to bring down the church. Or perhaps the church would fall apart in spite of his best efforts.

Francis has been known to make some startling Trump-like statements. Call them “trump-ets” if you want. The latest was his statement in an interview that debunks the traditional view of hell. He was reported to have said “Hell does not exist.”

The pope’s advisors immediately downplayed his statement and tried to pass it off as a translation error. But no one is buying that. The fact is, he DID say that, and now he cannot unsay it.

Some Vatican officials even tried to impeach Pope Francis for heresy!


I suppose that is a preferable way to deal with it. In the past, they simply assassinated the popes and then honored them in death, pretending that nothing was amiss.

Shortly after this statement, plaster began to rain down from the ceiling at St. Peter’s Basilica, and most people are taking this as a sign that Francis is destroying the Roman Church.


The Vatican has had to seal off part of St. Peter's Basilica after chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling just hours after Pope Francis is alleged to have proclaimed that 'Hell' does not exist.

Bits of the ceiling rained down over worshippers near Michelangelo's famed Pieta statue to the right of the main entrance, although no one was injured.

This interview was published on March 28, just before Passover. Here is an article about it.


However, alarmed Vatican officials quickly denied the quotation, reminding everyone of the church’s long-time teaching on hell.


The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that "there is no hell".

The quote came in an article in Italy's La Repubblica daily. But the Vatican said "no quotations" in the article "should be considered as a faithful transcription" of the Pope's words.

The timing of this controversy tells me that it may actually be the beginning of the end for the Roman Church. Time will tell. Will the traditionalists be able to put the cat back into the bag? It is too early to tell at this point. But it seems to me that Pope Francis knows church history well enough to understand that for the first four centuries, the vast majority of Christians believed in the Restoration of All Things. See my short booklet on this topic here:


The truth is that there is indeed a “hell,” but the Roman Church has misrepresented it as a place of torture, because they have not understood the law of God or divine justice. I myself would not have stated “there is no hell.” I would have said, “Hell must be redefined according to Scripture and not according to church traditions that developed among the Latin fathers in later centuries.”

Nonetheless, the Roman Church probably cannot survive such truth, for it overthrows 1618 years of church traditions since the big controversy arose in 400 A.D. That is a long time in which the original church teachings were forgotten. Could it be, then, that this will be the issue that will crack the Vatican? Will this bring down the plaster in the Basilica?

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