Adversaries the Lord stirs
1 Kings 11:23 -
And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:
King Solomon was blessed by the Lord in knowledge and in wisdom and he has become a part of everyday manís daily phrase when someone is acknowledged for their knowledge and wisdom, he or she is compared to Solomon.
Even today we hear preachers talk about the wisdom of Solomon. But none point to the foolishness of Solomon. Foolishness associated with Solomon may come as a surprise to many.
Even after receiving all the knowledge and wisdom from the Lord and fame from the four corners of the world yet this great wise man did the most foolish act. Although having so much knowledge of the Kingdom of God which can be seen in Songs of Solomon, including the knowledge of the world yet we see because of his lust for women this wise man became mentally blinded and acted like a fool. As he got old his wives led him to worship not one but at least 3 gods / goddesses. He had almost 1000 women in his life.
He worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon.
God raised adversaries against Solomon because not only he worshipped these gods but also caused the whole of Israel to worship them.
In my previous messages I have spoken of how Ashtoreth is come unto us as Mary the Mother of Jesus and is worshipped even today. This goddess still keeps all the titles bestowed on her since the time of David and Solomon. Worshipping Mary is also considered worshipping the dead (but actually is an evil spirit imitating her).
The second god Milcom means 'king or rulerí and we see the Catholic Church also worships this god. They consider the Pope as their king. The Pope holds this title official even today. It is not about being just a king but he is a spiritual king for them and calls himself 'king of kings and lord or lordsí, this title the Pope took on himself in 1400AD and is written on his triple crown. According to the Catholic Church he holds the authority to correct Godís Word. I also pointed out in my previous message the Greek word for worship also means kissing of hand. This gesture is done to the Pope or those who represent him in other words they worship man (find listed below quotation from some of the official Catholic documents).
The third god Chemosh was depicted by a shield, sword and lance. If one checks these are the weapon shown in pictures of the Catholic Church as held by Archangel Michael to defeat evil. Firstly this church does no know who this Archangel Michael is, if only they connect scriptures of Daniel, Paulís letters and Revelation. In other words this church along with worship of the dead (goddess Ashtoreth / Mary), worship of man they also worship angels.
By these 3 gods they break the second Commandment which states man should not worship other than God any other being in Heaven, on earth or dead, they should not bow, server and worship them.
What this Church does is what Solomon did. Even though he was blessed he went after these 3 gods and when he came of age the Lord stirred adversaries against him from all corners.
When the Pope resigned some stated the time is come for the antichrist to come and for the end of the world. This is not true.
I had received this message the morning on the day of the resignation of the Cardinal of Scotland resigned, but I failed to post it that day itself. These things are the adversaries the Lord is stirring against this Church, not because the end days are here but because the day of the fall of Babylon the Great is nearing. This fall will not happen immediately for lots of other stirring is to happen before the hour comes when suddenly this Church goes bankrupt and all will desert it.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray your people are delivered from the evil that has bound them from ages. Satan has been playing this game and has been successful even with a person like Solomon who was blessed with great wisdom. Lord, we know without your Spirit there no way we can be saved. Holy Spirit it is only by You that wisdom becomes true understanding and the Law is written in our hearts. We need more and more of You Holy Spirit of God, Work in us Holy Spirit of God...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
FERRARIS'S ECCLESIASTICAL DICTIONARY also known as "Prompta, Bibliothica, Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica Nec Non Assetica, Polemica, Rubracistica Historica." under THE POPE says:
"The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a man, but as it were, God, and the Vicar of God. The Pope is called "Most Holy" because he is rightfully presumed to be such. The
Pope alone is deservedly called by the name "Most Holy" because he alone is the Vicar of Christ, who is the fountain and source and fullness of all holiness. He is likewise the divine Monarch and supreme Emperor, and King of Kings. Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions. Moreover the superiority, and the power of the Roman Pontiff, but by no means pertain only to heavenly things, to earthly things, and to things under the earth, but are even over angels, of whom he is greater. So that if it were possible that angels might err in faith, or might think contrary to the faith, they could be judged and excommunicated by the Pope. The Pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief kings of kings, having plenitude of power."
THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, pages 78, 79: "Seek where you will, through heaven and earth, and you will find but one created being who can forgive the sinner, who can free him from the chains of hell, that extraordinary being is the priest, the (Roman) Catholic priest. Yes, beloved brethren, the priest is not only declares that the sinner is forgiven, but he really forgives him. The priest raises his hand, he pronounces the word of absolution, and in an instant, quick as a flash of light the chains of hell are burst asunder, and the sinner becomes a child of God. So great is the power of the priest that the judgments of heaven itself are subject to his decision."
"The pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under the veil of flesh." -THE CATHOLIC NATIONAL, July of 1895.
"The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the land. ... He is the vicegerent of Christ, and is not only a priest forever, but also king of King of kings and Lord of lords." LA CIVILA CATTLICA, March 18, 1871.
[When the pope is crowned, he is reminded that he is] "the father of princes, and kings, and the Supreme Judge of the Universe, and on earth the Vicar of Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Governor of the world." --FERRARIS, ECCLESIASTICAL DICTIONARY, art. "Pope" [Lucius Ferraris (d. before 1763) was an Italian Catholic canonist of the Franciscan order and consultor of the Holy Office in Rome].
"The Pope can modify [change] the Divine Law."--LUCIUS FERRARIS, ECCLESIASTICAL DICTIONARY
"We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty."--Pope Leo XIII, in an encyclical letter dated June 20, 1894, THE GREAT ENCYCLICAL LETTERS OF LEO XIII, p. 304 [Leo XIII (1810-1903) was pope from 1878 until his death.
Not the Creator of the universe, in Genesis 2:1-3,--but the Catholic Church "can claim the honor of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days [!]"--S. C. Mosna, Storia della Domenica, pp. 366-367 [This is a recent work of the twentieth century (1969), prepared by the author under the direction of the leading Jesuit university in the world--the Gregorian, in Rome].
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