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chap 19


 BALANCE AND OPPOSITION IN RELIGION

The Bible and history record an emperor named Herod the great , a half Arab half Jewish , wicked king ,who killed half of his family and many rabbis , drunken with the power that the Romans gave him in ruling Israel back in the time of Christ . He saw Christ as a threat to his power , so he killed all males under 2 years old in an attempt to kill the Son of Almighty God , Christ . Herod later killed the Apostle James and attempted to kill Peter , but an Angel freed him from prison . Acts 12:1-3 “ Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church . And he killed James the brother of John with the sword . And because he saw it pleased the Jews , he proceeded further to take Peter also . “

Herods attempt to kill Christ at birth is referenced as  the “ Dragon “ (Satan) orchestrating His “ Beast “(Roman) empire and Satan’s earlier act of stealing (“drew”) a third of the Angels(“stars”) , converting them to demons , thru convincing them to rebell against The Creator , is referenced in , Revelation 12:4-5 (NKJV) , which states , “ His (Dragons/Satan’s) tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth . And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth , to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child(Christ) who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron . And her Child was caught up to Almighty God and His throne . “

Notice the strong judgment of Herod . Acts 12:21-23 “ And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them . And the people gave a shout , saying , It is the voice of a Almighty God (Satan), and not of a man . And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not Almighty God the glory: and he was eaten of worms , and gave up the ghost “ .

Like I said there is balance in everything, there is opposites and opposition. Just as Satan opposes Almighty God, this Roman Emperor opposed Christ .

This might seem a strong statement of connection rather quickly , but as the following list of occurrences will PROVE there is a clear pattern of opposition      here . . . . . . .

A ROMAN Official seeks to kill the baby Christ causing the deaths of many baby boys.
A ROMAN Governor condemns Christ to die .
A ROMAN Soldier whips Christ .
A ROMAN Band of Soldiers beat and mock Christ .
A ROMAN Executioner crucifies Christ

A ROMAN soldier thrust a spear in Christ’s side .
A ROMAN Official seals the tomb of Christ .
A ROMAN Squad of Soldiers keep watch on the tomb of Christ .
A ROMAN Governor places all followers of Christ in peril.
A ROMAN coliseum is where Christians were fed to lions (the Beast)
etc. etc. etc.

A Roman empowered King opposes Christ so drastically he tried to kill him by killing a whole generation of male children and later the Romans had a crucial role in torturing and killing Christ and a Roman soldier thrust his spear in his side confirming his death . After Christ death Herod himself had the Apostle James killed and attempted to kill Apostle Peter and a favorite Roman pastime was watching followers of Christ being thrown to the Lions for sport in the Coliseum .

Interestingly an apt description of a lion is a beast , as in , king of the beasts .    The Bible calls the devil a LION and a BEAST and he has a number .

1st Peter 5 verse 8 states , “ be sober , be vigilant , because your adversary , the devil , as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour ”.  Surely the Christians martyred in the Coliseum could well relate to that scripture !

Isn’t it becoming clear there is some pattern of  Anti-Christ opposition , forming    here ?

Revelation 13 verse 16 says , “ here is WISDOM let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man and his number is six hundred threescore and six . “

Notice the wording of the scripture tells us “ here is wisdom “ and to “ count “ the number meaning , add up .

Furthermore we are told to have understanding .

Understand what and who this number represents . HERE IS UNDERSTANDING !

After the Hebrew language many if not most of the early writings of the Bible were in Greek . Also the Book of Revelation which contains this scripture of the number of the beast 666 was originally written in Greek . The Greek term referring to the Romans interestingly is Lateinos . Which also means the Latin Kingdom which not coincidentally, is how the early Greeks referred to the Romans and is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church as evidenced by its use for many official titles , official proclamations and ceremonial sermons or speeches .  In fact the word Romanize means to Latinize.

Anyone familiar with the Roman numeral system knows that letters have numeric values .

When the letters of the word Lateinos are added up the numeric values add up to 666.

Greek   Value

L – Labda =  30

A – Alpha =    1

T –Tau     = 300

E – Epsilon =  5

I –  Iota     = 10

N – Nu      =  50

O – Omicron=70

S – Sigma   =200

Total        = 666

 

The 1st King and founder of ancient Rome was Romulus. It is interesting to note that his name in Greek, is Lateinos!  His name in Hebrew is Romith. When the letters are aligned with the numeric values, it adds up to 666.

R   =  200

O   =     6

M   =   40

I    =    10

TH =  400

Total=666

Notice Revelation 13:18 says “ It is the number of a man “ . Roman man in Hebrew is,       Romiti. It also adds up to 666 !

R   =  200

O   =     6

M   =   10

I    =    10

T   =   400

I    =     10

Total =  666

Most people familiar with the scripture about the beast understand it to be about the Antichrist . As illustrated earlier , Rome was very Anti- Christ , as the preceding facts illustrated , the following facts will clarify and subsequent facts will make undeniable .

Before continuing , I must make clear the actual beast is the KINGDOM of the Roman Empire (represented by a “man”) and the woman who rides upon this beast guiding it refers to the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH . The Roman Catholic Church has always guided the Roman Empire and coronated all her Kings.   Revelation 17:3 through 6 states , “ I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast , full of names of blasphemy , having seven heads and ten horns and the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color and decked with precious stones and pearls having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication and upon her forehead was a name written ,

, The mother of Harlots and Abominations Of The Earth . And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and blood of the martyrs of Christ . ” I’m sure at this early stage in this text this may seem like quite strong vernacular to apply to the Roman Catholic Church , but read on and you will see that it is indeed fitting . We have already seen proof of one part of this in the killing of a generation of Jews and martyrdom of the early Christians in the Coliseum . This was an early manifestation of “drunken with the blood of the saints “ !

In fact I’m sure many of the Roman spectators were in fact “drunken” as they watched the  “blood of the saints” being spilled there, making them spiritually “drunken” , with bloodthirstiness !

I must clarify these truths about this , Great False Church , are NOT an attack on the people who have been deceived by it , for there are many good people in the Catholic Church that have had their eyes blinded by the deceiver of this world , Satan . John 8 verse 44 states about the devil , “ for he is a liar and the father of it “, and Revelation 12 verse 9 states , “ that old serpent called the devil and Satan which DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD “ .

I repeat this is not an attack on people deceived by the Catholic Church .

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