Several readers have pointed out this news, of BHO’s upcoming trip to Moscow, Italy and Africa, scheduled for July 6-11+.
Pope Benedict XVI will welcome U.S. President Barack Obama to the Vatican July 10 for an audience scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Obama will visit Italy July 8-10 to participate in the Group of Eight summit, a meeting of leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations. The meeting will be held in L’Aquila, site of a devastating earthquake in April.
After the G-8 summit, the president and his wife, Michelle, are scheduled to fly to Ghana, arriving late July 10.
Although Pope Benedict usually meets heads of state and government in the morning, the Vatican agreed to host Obama’s first visit to the papal palace the evening before he flies to Africa.
Satan can’t resist challenging the One true light in the universe. It defines him. Like a moth to the flame in the darkness, he feels compelled, in arrogance, to oppose God — over and over and over — even though he knows (or he should) that he has already lost at the cross.
Since pride is the primary driver behind satan’s fall, it is predictably characteristic that his, and his minions’, opposition to God be public when the opportunity presents itself. Unlike Christ, who prayed in private and went in humiliating submission to die on our behalf, satan can’t resist being seen standing up to his opponents. Driven by the worship the world willingly bestows on him, BHO in his NPD, can’t resist either.
Because BHO is animated by at least anti-Christian (and thus, by definition, satanic) impulses, the Pope is one of his best earthly proxies for continuing the arrogant, world-changing oppositional campaign he began last year. Whether or not BHO turns out to be the antichrist (something I’ve come to believe after a lot of study and prayer) only time will reveal for certain.
In light of all this, consider:
The man whom some of us are pretty sure is the antichrist decides to leave a country that seems due for judgment (not his native country, but the one in which he usurped power by lies) to visit one of the hearts of darkness in the modern world (Russia) and commune with a very dark man, Vladimir Putin.
On the day I’ve conjectured that something big may go down (July 8th), he goes to the site of a major earthquake (symbolic, much??) to hob-nob at the G8 summit — the perfect vantage from which to celebrate, if not assert his burgeoning de facto if not yet de jure global authority. Just before the trip, he PBXVI meets with U.S. Bishops [correction credit: Anchoress], no doubt to continue the deception of an already largely (though not entirely) deceived population that brought him into office.
Just before 7-11, he meets with PBXVI — the Vicar of Christ on earth and the embodiment of virtually all that he opposes — but on his (i.e., OBH’s) terms: in the late afternoon, finishing near twilight(!), the day before I and many others have conjectured something else big may go down… or perhaps up.
(Side note: If July passes business-as-usual, the Bible is still true and God still reigns. All of the dates I and others toss out here should be cause for staying awake and being prayerful and fervent but they ought not to be a fixation or source of worry or disappointment.)
Before 7-11 dawns, BHO moves even further away from big, Western cities, for Africa, the continent from which he began and which many have asserted, is the seat of satan in the world at the moment (just look at the mass slaughters that have gone on there and tell me it is has not been his favorite playground the last several decades).
Like Christ’s three temptations (which PBXVI has written about at length and with faith-filled brilliance) I’m more than confident that he is up to the challenge of the meeting. After all, consider the unique way in which he (PBXVI) has been tried and found worthy. What other recent Pope has seen true evil up-close-and-personal (in Nazi Germany) the way he has and gone on to become one of the biggest theological rock stars in the last few centuries?
Making this even more tantalizing is the Pope’s close involvement in the Ark of the Covenant thing (a post that’s garnered more hits than any other in the history of this blog, including many new readers from Ethiopia!) Some commenters have pointed out how in the OT, bringing the Ark out was a precursor to war. And who imagines we are not on the brink of that?
The Iranian mayhem is just the tip of it, presenting an intractable Chamberlainian problem for Obama given his unilateral insistence on diplomacy with anyone (including bloody-handed thugs who cannot be trusted to negotiate in good faith), finally proving what we’ve known and blogged for years… that this man is a thug on par with Hitler. It cannot help but firm up the resolve of Israel.
The timing is astounding. Nobody has even begun to think deeply about how the Ark revelation will galvanize the behavior of both sides in this spiritual war.
PBXVI surely knows more than he is saying (like the eerily accurate secret Fatima prophecy, passed down Pope to Pope for 70+ years). I’m sooo glad he’s on the case — both with Obama and with the Ark. And please, before you react to that statement, pray. He’s not perfect and I’m not Catholic. I think we can all agree that he’s got the Christian world view down pretty well and Jesus on the prayerful speed-dial, even if that’s not an exclusive franchise.
Further, PBXVI must have talked to ultra-orthodox rabbis on his Jerusalem trip… and they ‘get it’… most them, most of it, except for the last, blessed piece. Their eyes will be opened to that in the end, we are told. And then the Orthodox Christian connection… long in the making.
Is there opposition? Sure. For now. But the One True God who made the Ark (and us, and Obama, and satan, and cockroaches and dolphins and the Pope, and Martin Luther, and John Calvin, and mohammed and the Madonna as well as the blasphemous pop-singer imitator) and who triumphed on the cross…
He reigns supreme over all of it. Always.