In the year 1783, a mysterious manuscript believed to be written by a monk in the 1600’s was discovered in a French monastery. Following is the prophecy:
“The spirit conducted me into the heavens and said to me: “It is written that the Archangel Michael will do battle with the Dragon before the Triangle of God.
“Then the spirit added: “Open the doors to your understanding; the Archangel and the Dragon are the two spirits that will contend for the kingdom of Jerusalem; and the triangle is the glory of the Almighty…
“…Is such a sacrifice not enough to appease your wrath, O Lord? But no, what then is this noise of arms? These cries of war and fear? What do the four winds bring? Ah! The dragon has appeared in all countries and has brought terrible confusion everywhere. There is war everywhere.
“Individuals and nations rise against each other. Wars! Wars! Civil wars, foreign wars! What terrifying clashes! Everything is dead or in mourning; and famine stalks the earth.
“The general revolution has followed. In these future happenings will Paris be destroyed? Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Save yourself from the fire of Sodom and Gomorrah, and from the sack of Babylon. Why, Lord, do you not stop all this with Your Arm? Is the fury of men not enough without flaming ruin?
NOTE: This seems to predict that Israel will be attacked by Babylon, which could mean Iraq or more likely Iran, as both countries lie in the region formerly known as Babylon. The region of Sodom and Gomorrah could allude to any number of Israel’s enemies that surround it.
“Must the elements also serve as an instrument of thine wrath? Stop, O Lord, stop! Thy cities are already crumbling by themselves. The elements are set loose. Cities are destroyed by fire.
“Mercy, pardon for Zion! But thou are deaf to our cries, and the mountain of Zion comes crumbling down with a deafening roar!
“The Cross of Christ now surmounts only a heap of ruins.
“And it is here that I see the king of Zion abandon his staff and his triple crown and, shaking the dust of these ruins from his feet, make haste to flee toward other shores. And that is not all, O Lord; your Church is rent asunder by her own children!
NOTE: In this prophecy Zion refers to the Catholic Church, which will apparently be physically destroyed and thus the pope (abandoning his staff) will be forced to flee.
“The children of Zion are divided into two camps — one faithful to the fugitive pontiff, and the other inclined or disposed to the government of Zion respecting the Sceptre, but breaking in pieces the triple crown.
“And I saw out of the Orient a significant young Man; he rode on a Lion and held a flaming Sword in his hand. And France sang in front of him. And on his Path, many people fell before him, because the Spirit of God was with him. He rode into the ruins of Rome, and laid his Hand in the Hand of the pope.
“And the one places the mutilated tiara upon the ardent head, determined to institute reforms that the opposing faction rejects; and confusion reigns in the sanctuary…
“But my spirit wanders and my eyes become obscured at the sight of this terrible cataclysm. But the Spirit said to me that the man who hopes in God does penance, because the all-powerful and merciful God will draw the world out of confusion and a new world will commence. Then the Spirit said to me: “Here is the beginning of the end of Time which begins!” And I awoke terrified.”
NOTE: As in most end times prophecies, there is a happy ending, with a new world emerging from the chastisements and upheavals.
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