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Internet Church Service –– September 25, 2016


Doctrine of the Pivot; Part 28. The year the Roman Catholic Church began its world-wide power and the year it lost its world-wide power..


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from - Romans 8:38-39

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Preparing yourself for the study of God’s Word

Before we begin, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (that is— you have trusted in Him for eternal life), it is important to prepare yourself to take-in God’s Word so take a moment to name, cite or acknowledge your sins privately directly to God the Father. This will assure that you are in fellowship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit’s convicting ministry, also called the convincing ministry will then be able to teach you as the Holy Spirit is the real teacher and the pastor’s message is the vehicle the Holy Spirit uses to convince you what you are learning is true or not.

1 John 1:9 says—“If we confess [simply name, cite or acknowledge to God the Father] our sins [known sins], He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins [known sins] and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [all unknown and forgotten sins].” NKJV (New King James Version)

If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins to God; the issue for you is to believe by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life and you will be saved the very second you believe in Him:

John 6:47 says: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” NKJV

Notice again what John 6:47 says, “he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” It doesn’t say, “will have”; it says, “has.” Therefore, the very moment you believe Jesus Christ’s promise of everlasting life, you have it (it’s really just that simple), and it can never be lost or taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.

John 3:14-18 says: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” NKJV

Let us now bow our hearts and take a moment to prepare for learning God’s Word, if there is any known sin in your life, this is the time to just cite it privately to God the Father with your thoughts directed towards Him. With your head bowed and your eyes closed, you have total privacy in your mind and soul:

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Doctrine of the Pivot; Part 28. The year the Roman Catholic Church began its world-wide power and the year it lost its world-wide power.

1. There are Two World Powers which are symbolized in Rev 13. Who or What is the first beast or power mentioned?

Answer = The beast with seven heads is none other than referring to the Roman Empire, especially the Roman papacy or the RCC and the place of the Pope.

2. In what year was the RCC and the papacy (Pope) predicted to lose its world influence and power?

We are talking about periods of time when the RCC and its pope had world influence and world power which began in 538 AD and continued for 1260 years and then the RCC and the papacy lost its hold and influence that it had around the world.

2. In what year was the papacy predicted to lose its world influence and power?

The papacy began its reign in 538 AD upon Emperor Justinian’s decree that the RCC and the papacy were elevated above all other Christian churches and religious organizations under the military direction and protection of General Belisarius.
In biblical prophecy, 42 months = 3.5 years or 1,260 days and that in biblical prophecy days can also refer to years depending on the subject of the prophecy.

We function under the biblical prophecy principle that says that the number 1,260 days can also refer to 1260 years, under the day-year principle then the prophecy given in Rev 13 meets a unique fulfillment.

Many people worship the dragon or the devil today without even knowing they are because they are worshipping a religious organization that promotes another Jesus, another Gospel, and another spirit.

John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.”

Notice 42 months under the 30 day a month calendar = 1260 days or in the day-year prophecy = 1260 years.

In 538 A.D. the Ostragoths abandoned their siege of Rome and this left the Bishop of Rome to exercise the prerogatives of Justinian’s decree and then the power and the authority of the Papacy grew, and grew, and grew.

Justinian was a Christian emperor of Rome who appointed a man called Pope Vigilius to be one the leaders of all the churches, as the absolute and final authority throughout the Roman Empire.

Pro 8:15 states “By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.”

Justinian decreed or put into law the fact that verse referred to the pope of Rome given absolute authority to the RCC and the papacy.
This gave one man the final authority in the Roman empire and the RCC, thank God he did not have this authority throughout the entire world, basically because of the Protestant religion which eventually also ended up in their own system of apostasy.

That one man at the time who was the first pope given all that authority Pope Vigilius (died 7 June 555), he was Pope from 29 March 537 to his death in 555.

He is considered the first pope of the Byzantine Papacy which refers to the Roman empire of the East.

Question: “Wasn’t Saint Peter the first pope?”
Answer: The Roman Catholic Church says that Peter was the first pope upon whom God had chosen to build His church upon, using Matt 16:18, to back up this assertion.

Peter, who He called petros meaning a chip out of the stone or a part of the rock, that and upon this rock, the he used the word Petra, meaning the massive rock, the fact that He is Messiah.

For when the Lord said, “Upon this rock I will build my church”, He used the fut-act-ind of oikodomeo [to build] which means that the church did not exist at the time that the Lord said it, it was future.

Eph 2:20-22, that we have been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

We are all little chips out of the rock, but he, TLJC is the Rock, the only Rock, 1Co 10:4 we all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.

1Pe 2:4-5, And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

The Roman Catholic Church maintains that sometime after the recorded events of the book of Acts, the Apostle Peter became the first bishop of Rome, and that the Roman bishop was accepted by the early church as the central authority among all of the churches.

This teaching that the RCC said that God passed on Peter’s apostolic authority to the subsequent bishops is referred to as “apostolic succession.”

The Roman Catholic Church also holds that Peter and the subsequent popes were and are infallible when addressing and issues in the World-wide Church from their position and authority as pope.

The Roman Catholic Church claims that it can trace an unbroken line of popes back to St. Peter, citing this as evidence that it is the true church, since, according to their interpretation of Matthew 16:18, Christ built His church upon Peter.

While Peter was central in the early spread of the gospel (part of the meaning behind Matthew 16:18-19), the teaching of Scripture, taken in context, nowhere declares that he was in authority over the other apostles, or over the entire church.

For in Acts 15:1-23 compared to Gal 2:1-14, even the apostle Paul rebuked peter for his compromises with the early Christian and Jews.

Even Peter knew his place for 1Pe 5:1-5, he said he was a fellow apostle, or fellow elder and that there is one leader over one local church or assembly whether it is face-to-face or non face-to-face.

Nowhere does Scripture state that, in order to keep the church from error, the authority of the apostles was passed on to those they ordained (the idea behind apostolic succession).

What Scripture DOES teach is that false teachings would arise and claim apostolic authority even from among themselves, Acts 20:28-30.

Nowhere in his writings (1 and 2 Peter) did the Apostle Peter claim any special role, authority, or power over the church.

Nowhere in Scripture does Peter, or any other apostle, state that their apostolic authority would be passed on to successors.

It is true that Peter played a crucial role in the early spread of the Gospel; (Acts chapters 1-10).

Yes, it is true that Peter was a “rock” as a winner believer that Christ predicted he would be, (Matt 16:18).

Peter himself points us all to the true Shepherd and Overseer of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ (1Pe 2:25).

1Pe 2:25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

The first pope who came into power when Rome began its power in the Catholic Church was Pope Vigilius.

Exactly 1260 years later the Papacy suffered its “deathblow,” it lost its world-wide power and authority that it is also claimed in the political realm.

The spectacular victories of the armies of Napoleon in Italy placed the Pope at the mercy of the French Revolutionary Government, which now advised that the Roman Religion would always be a persistent enemy of the Republic.

The government urged Napoleon to destroy the center of unity of the Roman church, and Napoleon did just that.

In 1798 the French General Berthier, with a French army, marched into Rome and proclaimed the political rule of the Papacy at an end and took the Pope prisoner.

The 1260 year rule of the Papacy was finished or we could say the reference to the First Beast being the Roman Catholic church with the pope ruling the world seized.

If the prophecy is correct, 1260 years after 538 AD the beast must receive a mortal wound, Rev 13:3.

If you add 1260 years to the beginning year that the Roman Catholic church took over which was 538 AD, you will arrive in the year 1798 AD.
+ 538
= 1,798

First understand, according to the prophecy, we learn that, “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword…” Rev 13:10.

The prophecy is telling us that the beast would be destroyed with the sword (sword = a reference to the military) at the end of its reign of exactly 1260 years.

On February 10th Napoleon Bonaparte in that EXACT year 1798 A.D. sent his General Louis Alexandre Berthier, with his army into Rome, Italy.

“In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one.” – says the Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition

That’s Exactly 42 prophetic months, or 1260 years, sometimes also called a time, and times, and dividing a time after the Papacy began its powerful reign that the Pope “shall go into captivity” by the military.
2. In what year was the papacy predicted to lose its world influence and power?

Answer: The Bible predicted that the papacy would lose its world influence and power at the end of the 42 months. This prophecy was fulfilled in 1798, when Napoleon’s General Berthier took the pope captive and the papal power received its deadly wound.

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