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Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty
"The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine."
http://www.timesofisrael.com/vatican-recognizes-state-of-palestine-in-new-treaty/

Pope to Visit United States in September 2015
http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/index.cfm/itinerary_en.htm
Here are the dates and events that have been announced so far:
White House - September 23: Welcome by Obama (9/23/2015 Day of Atonement)
Washington , DC- September 24:  Address to Joint Session of United States Congress
New York, NY- September 25:  United Nations General Assembly Address
(9/28/2015 last blood moon of the 2014-15 tetrad on the Feast of Tabernacles)
(9/29/2015 exactly 7 Biblical years (2,520 days) from 11/4/2008 presidential election)
(notice these dates in relation to:
http://www.bethlehemstarsequel.com/resources/2015-eclipses.jpg)

Do you suppose the pope might visit the new One World Trade Center finished this year of the Shemitah at ground zero?  Cool and ominous pics at: www.onewtc.com
for a fascinating perspective on 911, this building, and our economy, listen to:
http://www.bethlehemstarsequel.com/The-Harbinger.html the "Jonathan Cahn Shemitah 2015 update" link.  

(40 days from 4/4/2015 Passover until 5/14/2015 is Ascension Day (Israel time is 5/13/2015))
Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham's daughter) issues a distress call for prayer May 15-23, 2015
Ascension Day through Pentecost
http://www.annegrahamlotz.org/events/mayday/
She remarks about blood moons, harbingers, and planet arrangements as being God's warning of judgment
(see: www.bethlehemstarsequel.com website index for these topics)

5/13/2015 - Obama calls on new government to pursue two-state solution
http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-calls-on-israeli-government-to-seek-2-state-solution/

A UN Resolution establishing a Palestinian State
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/something-else-coming-in-september-a-un-resolution-establishing-a-palestinian-state 

Palestinian statehood resolution fails at UN Security Council
If the council says “no” again, he said, the Palestinians will seek to join the International Criminal Court. They could then seek to press charges against Israel for war crimes.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-statehood-resolution-defeated-at-un-security-council/ 

5/13/2015 - ICC prosecutor urges Israel to provide information for Gaza war crimes probe
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/ICC-Prosecutor-urges-Israel-to-give-information-for-Gaza-probe-402933
 

These are interesting tidbits to consider, but not sure how much to take stock in.
We just need to watch.
www.bethlehemstarsequel.com/resources/abc123.pdf

Newsworthy Links of Things to Watch in Light of Rev.13
New data center being built near Salt Lake City, Utah is alleged to capture "all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Internet searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital 'pocket litter'." Starting 9/2013. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center 

The biggest-ever data complex, to be completed in Utah in 2013, may take
 American citizens into a completely new reality where their emails, phone calls, online shopping lists and virtually entire lives will be stored and reviewed.
http://rt.com/news/utah-data-center-spy-789/ 

Government Data Mining in the News 6/9/2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/07/politics/data-mining-after-9-11

The Bible warns that in the last days there will be false prophets and deceivers. Matthew 24 says "to deceive even the elect - if that were possible." Rev. 13:11-18 talks about a great deceiver who "had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon"

2 Thes. 2:1:12 says, "1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

We need to watch for Biblical signs, and not take everything at face value. This pope sounds like a really neat guy, but given the ample warnings in scripture and the times we live in, we need to watch Biblically and discerningly given the unusual environment from which he came.

Acts 17:10-11 10 As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

Rom. 10:1-4 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

I don't know who the false prophet described in Revelation will be. But I do find it interesting the situation surrounding the new pope given his popularity and the verses above. We just need to watch.

I grew up Catholic. You can read about my journey of faith here. I love Catholic people, and because of my background, I have a special interest in knowing the truth about Catholicism. My extended family is still mostly Catholic and I love them dearly. Below are articles, studies, and video clips that I have collected in the course of my searching and researching.

My Bible personal Bible study on Catholicism

The 266th pope on 3/13/2013
(Why the 13th given the verses around Rev. 13:13 and Rev. 19:20?)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/13/us-pope-succession-idUSBRE92808520130313

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Watch these videos discerningly and study your Bible to see what is true.

Astounding! Striking facts about the new pope
videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0rGW1FSn2I
Is new Pope Francis the false prophet?
videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuOQGYvSZBM
Roman Catholic Church Pagan Pt 1
videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSfGhjSAzGE
Roman Catholic Church Pagan Pt 2
videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQKJJGQHElU
Behind the doors of The Vatican
videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLxLj_UU8w
The Biggest Vatican Secret Revealed (15 checkpoints)
videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH9f2aRTbKM
The Truth Why Pope Benedict XVI Resigned
videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82xCzxpgZvs
The USA in Bible Prophecy
videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIKI9hV_Fto

Interesting Video on Blood Moons and Tetrads
videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2txggqDEraw

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