The Pope is seeking to unify Europe

Daniel 2: The Roman Catholic Iron beginning to unify the European Clay in Daniels Image:

“Europe is the only continent that can bring some sort of unity to the world,” Pope Francis said in a March 2 meeting with a small group of Christian socialists from France.

In a wide-ranging discussion of Christian involvement in politics, the Pope said that Europe has “a universal role” to serve the cause of world unity. To serve that cause, however, the Pope went on to say that Europe must “rediscover its cultural roots.” He added that Europe’s future is endangered by its falling birth rates.

The Pope remarked that today there is talk of an “Arab invasion” of Europe, because of the influx of migrants. But he argued that nationalists are wrong to take an anti-immigrant stand. The problem, he suggested, is the absence of a unifying spirit in Europe– an absence that creates a vacuum that is now being filled by immigration. Throughout history, the Pope argued, a stronger Europe has absorbed contacts with new groups, and found ways to use them as ways to open exchanges between cultures.

Speaking to his visitors about the political situation in France, the Pope said that the country’s emphasis on secularism is “incomplete.” He argued that France needs a “healthy secularism,” one that does not seek to exclude spiritual and religious dimension.

Article by CatholicNews.Org

Pope Francis looks to Putin to defend Christianity

As I write, in 8 hours time, a millennium of history is about to be reversed.

For the first time since the Great Schism in 1054, the Pope is about to meet with the Russian Orthodox Patriarch. (Click here to see the latest)

‘So what?’ you say.

I’m glad you asked, because we are now witnessing the beginning of an incredible fulfilment of prophecy – something that everyone should know about.

To understand why it is so important, we need to go back to Nebuchadnezzar image in Daniel chapter 2.


The image of Daniel 2 (seen in the centre of the image above) represents the successive kingdoms of men that existed synonymously with the nation of Israel.

The legs of Iron represented the Roman Empire which eventually had an Eastern and Western component seen in the two legs. Daniel 2:42 describes the latter day component of the image, the feet, which also contain Iron and therefore the Roman element.

Revelation also draws on Daniel to give us more detail about this latter day entity – this is explained briefly here. Both prophecies require that the Roman Empire be re-formed in the latter days, around the time that Israel is re-established as a nation in their own land.

Bro. Thomas goes on to explain a little more about how his might begin to come to pass:

“The time is not far off, when the Latin Bishop (The Pope) may have to seek again to the Constantinopolitan Imperial Autocracy (Russia in Constantinople) for protection.”

While Russia is not yet in Constantinople (currently under the control of Turkey) it increasingly looks as though Russia and Turkey are about to have an armed conflict which could well see Russia taking the ancient city.

However it seems tht Constantinople or not, the Pope has already started to seek out the security that only Putin can offer, see the following article: Pope Francis Sees Putin as ‘Only Man’ to Defend Christians Around the World

Interestingly, a number of sources suggest that todays meeting was initiated by Putin himself. If this is true, it seems to be timed well with the Russian-Turkish crisis.

Today’s meeting will set the tone for further unification between East and West, between the two feet that will form the latter day representation of the Kingdom of Men.

Putin is on the verge of fulfilling the ancient Russian dream of reviving the ancient Roman/Byzantine empire in Constantinople and completing the image.

And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Daniel 2:44

Further Reading


Historic meeting: The Pope to meet the Russian Orthodox Patriarch next week

Wow. This is undoubtedly another prophecy that is coming to pass in our time.

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is to meet his Roman Catholic counterpart, Pope Francis, during a historic visit to Latin America. The ground breaking meeting is to happen in mid-February in Cuba.

The meeting between heads the two major Christian churches would be an unprecedented move to mend a millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of the religion, which started with the Great Schism of 1054.

Persecution of Christians in the modern world is the main issue for the two leaders to discuss, the Russian Orthodox Church said. Christians are among the minorities suffering at the hands of groups adhering to radical Islamist ideology in places like Iraq, Syria and Somalia.

“the time is not far off, when the Latin Bishop may have to seek again to the Constantinopolitan Imperial Autocracy for protection.”

~Exposition of Daniel, John Thomas

Brother Thomas was talking about the Catholic Pope seeking the protection of Russia in the face of a mutual challenge, and we already see evidence of this need arising. But is this meeting just an isolated incident, or does it speak of something greater at work?

Putin asks his governors to read three books

To understand the context behind this meeting, we need to wind the clock back and cast our gaze upon Putin.

Since 2012, Kremlin observers witnessed a change in Putin who discarded his pragmatist policy and replaced it with an ideological one. Over the course of the next few years and in the lead up to the annexation of Crimea, Putin’s speeches would be peppered with nationalistic references to the writings of Russian historians and philosophers.

Steven Lee Myers, the lead Moscow correspondent for the New York Times, also noted the change in his recent book “The New Tsar”;

…for the first time, he (Putin) began casting his leadership in a broader historical context. He meant to restore something much older, much richer and deeper: the idea of the Russian nation, the imperium of the “third Rome,” charting its own course, indifferent to the imposition of foreign values. It was an old Russian idea, and he found the model for it in the history books he was said to favour.

Not only was Putin’s new ideology evident through his national speeches, but early 2014, Putin distributed three special books to members of the Russia United Party and the regional governors of Russia. The books were to be ‘essential reading’, and they give us much insight into the new ideological direction of the Kremlin.

The first book was written by 19th century Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov and was entitled “Justification of Good”. Solovyov was unique amongst his contemporaries as he was one of the only Russian Philosophers to advocate the Hellenist idea of the unification of the Catholic church to the Russian Orthodox church – much to the disgust of the Orthodox clergy. Looking for common ground with Catholicism was anathema in the eyes of the Russian Orthodox Church and it still is today.

So why did Putin distribute Solovyov’s writings to the leaders of Russia when he knew it would irritate the Church? To find the answer to this question, we need to go to the second the book that Putin asked his colleagues to read; “Our Tasks” written by Ivan Ilyin.

Where Solevyov writes about the future role of the Church, Ilyin theorises about the future role of the state. Ilyin’s writings construct and fantasise about a new direction for Russia through the establishment of the imperium of “the Third Rome” – the re-establishment of the Roman/Byzantine Empire.

The idea of a Byzantine revival isnt new; Constantinople – the ancient capital of the Byzantine empire – is a city which features as a centrepiece in Russian fairy tales, poetry, architecture, and religion. Throughout Russian history, many have called for a return to such an empire, but there’s a problem for those Byzantine obsessed Russians; Constantinople isn’t in Russia, its in Turkey. How then can the Russian people revive the Byzantine empire if its ancient capital remains – under the control of Turkey? Perhaps this question may be answered for us if Russia chooses to invade Turkey in the next few months as the Russian-Turkish crisis unfolds.

However, put together, the writings of Solevyov and Ilyin advocate for a new Holy Russia – a Holy empire, which would be founded upon a unified Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Catholic) Christendom. By distributing these writings, Putin is reaching into the patriotic heart of the Russian and evoking strong feelings of nostalgia as they are reminded of their history, culture, religion and heritage which are from the remnants of the Byzantine empire.

But further than that, it seems that Putin is giving substance to those ideologies and ancient Russian dreams: On one hand, the powerful Byzantine empire is once again on the verge of becoming a possibility as Putin continues to agitate Turkey. On the other hand and probably much to Krills despair and Solevyov’s delight, the unification between Eastern and Western Christendom – a necessary basis for a Holy empire – is beginning to emerge as we have found out today.

But where did this all come from? Why is Putin suddenly giving substance to an old Russian dream?

There is a number of very good reasons and we consider one of them here:

The growing threat of an extremist Muslim Caliphate calls for the unification of Western and Eastern Christendom

It should not be forgotten that it was a Muslim caliphate (the Ottoman empire) that eventually took Constantinople, and ended the Byzantine empire. The Russians have never forgotten this.

Infact, it has been suggested in Russia, that the fall of the Byzantine empire was actually a result of the lack of coordination between the Byzantines (Orthodox) and West (Catholics) in dealing with the threat of the Muslim Caliphate. Fast forward five centuries to 2016, and a new Muslim Caliphate – the Islamic State (ISIS) – is now gaining momentum in the Middle East. Russian commentators use the Byzantine narrative to suggest that Russia is under threat of making the same uncoordinated mistake unless it gets its act together and seeks to unify Western Christendom (the Roman Catholics) with the Eastern (Russian Orthodox).

Today, both the Roman Catholics and Russian Orthodox feel threatened by ISIS. The Vatican especially so, because it doesn’t have an army to defend itself or deploy to places like Syria where Christians are increasingly victimised. This is why in 2014, the Vatican called upon the United Nations to use military force against ISIS. In 2015 we saw Russia respond to that call, sending in its military and proving itself to be a formidable force in Syria.

Putin’s ideological vision for a revived Rome is becoming a reality. Today, the news that the Pope is about to meet his Russian counterpart for the first time to discuss unity in the face of an emerging caliphate reminds us that this revival is fast becoming a reality.

The Roman Iron in Daniels image of chapter 2, and in the Fourth beast of Daniel chapter 7 is emerging, and we are living to witness the fulfilment of prophecy.

Further reading:

Russias Holy War in Syria – the Revival of the Holy Roman Empire

Seven months ago in March, the Vatican’s diplomatic representative to the United Nations did something unusual.

Prior to March, the Vatican’s official stance on the Syrian conflict was to oppose military strikes in Syria and to that end, Pope Francis wrote to Putin during the G20 summit in 2013 and asked him to urge world leaders to peruse ‘talks’.

But as 2013 progressed into 2015, it became all too clear that the conflict had struck a knife into the heart of something near and dear to the Vatican – christianity in ISIS held territories.

Every day, the christian population in these territories suffer brutal persecution easily comparable with that of the Jewish persecution under the Nazi regime through branding, enslavement, rape, torture, beheading, hanging, etc.

It was this persecution that caused the Vatican to rethink its policy in Syria and for the first time call upon the United Nations to use military force against ISIS.

However, since the Vatican urged the United Nations to intervene militarily, the effort by the United States led coalition to defeat ISIS has been largely anemic.

For example, in September, Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of US Central Command, made an embarrassing admission to the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said almost all of the Syrian rebels trained by the American military as part of the $500 million dollar program to fight ISIS had either been killed, captured or had fled from ISIS militants.

“Of the Rebels that are left in the fight… we’re talking… four or five!!” the General awkwardly told the committee.

Half a billion dollars had produced – but 4 – US backed rebels at that particular point in time.

To compound the US’s lacklustre effort, the last remaining US aircraft carrier in the region left the Persian gulf last week.

The Vatican’s call for an effective military force against ISIS seemed to fall on deaf ears.

In many respects the Papacy has been in this situation before. Its a situation where the Vatican supports the use of military force in an effort to preserve itself and by extension, Roman Catholicism.

A notable example occurred prior to AD 800 when the existence of the Pope was threatened by war. The emperor of Constantinople could no longer afford him protection against the Longbeards and so the Pope formed an alliance with the French emperor in A.D. 800 who gave him ‘temporal’ control over three states making him not just a religious ruler but a civil and military ruler over his own states.

However in 1870 the Pope lost this temporal power, and 145 years later in 2015, the Pope now presides over a religious administration that lacks any significant military and civil power.

Without a military backbone, the Vatican has been effective at ‘seducing and influencing’ the nations, however, as the Time Magazine notes, this ‘influence’ is beginning to show its limits:

Ultimately many of the world problems are not responsive to the kind of “soft power” Francis is deploying.

~ Time Magazine

And so the Vatican’s policy on dealing with ISIS changed from ‘talks’ to ‘military intervention’. From ‘soft power’ to ‘hard power’ as Time puts it. However no military entity to date has effectively responded to the Vatican’s call… until last month.

It was last month that Putin poured military assets into Syria and asserted himself as a power to be reckoned with.

Immediately, US warplanes were ordered to divert away from Russian bombers who are bombing on average more than 5 times the intensity than US bombers and last week, Russia started using cruise missiles to bomb enemy strongholds with no advanced notice to US air-traffic.

As Stratfor notes, Russia isn’t hindered by the same rules of engagement that limit U.S. operations – Russia shoots first and asks questions later.

But lets do away with commenting on Russia’s aggressive operational presence because the Papacy sees something else in Russia that is of even greater value.

The MOST alluring aspect of Russia’s operation in Syria in the eyes of the Papacy is that Russia sees its own role in the Middle East as the Holy protector of Christianity.

Russia’s ties to the Middle East are rooted in its self-assigned role as the defender of Orthodox Christianity, which it claimed to inherit from the Byzantine Caesars after the fall of Constantinople in 1453

~ New York Times

In 2012, a Russian Orthodox cleric asked Putin to make ‘the protection of Christians one of the foreign policy directions in future’.

“This is how it will be, have no doubt,” – was Putins answer

Putin as a defender of Christianity is not a new concept on Russian soil, but it is a concept that is only just beginning to play out in practice in the Middle East.

What does it all mean?

Writing in 1868 in a book entitled “Exposition of Daniel”, Dr. John Thomas makes the following observation of such a conflict which might bring together the latter day Holy Roman Empire:

But the time is not far off, when the Latin Bishop (The Roman Catholic Pope) may have to seek again to the Constantiopolitan Autocracy (Russian) for protection.

~ Exposition of Daniel

With Russia exploiting its long held imperialist ambitions in the Middle East as part of a holy war to save Christians, it cannot be far off before it looks elsewhere (Turkey) to comprehensively realize those ambitions.

When that does happen, the Vatican will finally have a willing military partner in Russia who will be established as the Gogian autocracy of Constantinople – the Eastern leg of the latter day Roman empire.

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Your weekly update:

  1. Egypt has just discovered something that Russia badly wants! The Elohim have cast a Southern lure for the King of the North.
  2. Russia is deploying its Air force & Ground forces to Damascus as it progressively steps into its role of the King of the North.
  3. ISIS are 5km from the centre of Damascus.
  4. A financial crisis has now become an increasing topic of discussion within MAINSTREAM media (Bloomberg, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal), not just the conspiracy theorist sites. Isaiah speaks of a time when there will be a financial crisis during or after the return of Christ.
  5. Putin is facing arguably the toughest time in his 15 year reign. Political analysts say that he MUST act soon to do something to distract the attention away from Russias internal economic problems or he will be in trouble. There have been reports of Russia preparing for full scale war over the past few months.
  6. The Pope is speaking at the UN next month to discuss “a new world order”
  7. The next 12 months are set to bring the most unprecedented weather ever recorded.

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