Revelation 16:13-16: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
This prophecy, made 2000 years ago, foresaw a time when Antichrist would attempt to gather the whole world under his control against the Lord Jesus Christ. He would use demonic powers to help him persuade the kings of the earth and the whole world to follow him. He would gather together those loyal to the Papacy, Islam, Apostate Protestantism, and all other non-Christian religions. They would help him try to eliminate biblical Christianity once and for all in their last great opposition against Almighty God and His followers. And they are gathering in that opposition today.
Said the current pope this past March: “All of us together, Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, Copts, Evangelical [Protestants] brothers and sisters — children of the same God — we want to live in peace, integrated.”
And more recently we read that this past May, “Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter both sides hope will lead to greater understanding and dialogue between the two faiths.” And “A statement quoted Tayeb as telling Francis: “We need to take a joint stance, hand in hand, to bring happiness to humanity. Divine religions were revealed to make people happy, not to cause them hardship.””
It’s not just religious leaders yoking with the Pope. High-level politicians from around the world are doing the same thing. One such politician is presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who stated regarding a recent visit with the Pope that “This is an invitation from the Vatican, from a pope that I have enormous respect for in term of the level of consciousness that he’s raising on the need to have morality in our economy.” (Isn’t it interesting how socialists can invoke religion whenever it suits their purposes?).
From a human perspective, it seems like nothing can stop this union. But as Christians, we have another perspective, a heavenly perspective that tells us that this union will fail just like every other rebellion against God. Francis Nigel Lee wrote that this would happen sometime before the Papacy achieved total one-world rule:
“It should be noted that all such Papal efforts will not prevail!
For, some time before the Vatican has achieved her objective of ruling the entire World (as Nimrod of old tried to do in Ancient Babylon) God will pour out the seventh and last vial of His wrath on the Great City and on the cities of the Nations.” [“John’s Revelation Unveiled” page 219]
A great international religious and political shake-up is coming. Hold fast, dear ones, and watch and keep your garments. The liberation of the nations will come in the not too distant future.