When Pope Francis and two children released two white “peace doves” at the Vatican after saying a prayer for the Ukraine on 26 January 2014, the doves were immediately attacked by a raven and seagull, losing feathers and being driven away as a huge crowd watched.
The spectacle launched thousands of Tweets and Facebook posts, like #demonic, #omen, #apocalypse —and inevitably, of course, #angry birds.
From an Arabic tale the raven is called Abu Aajir, the Father of Omens.
It doesn’t bode well for the Ukraine. So what else has been going on at the Vatican?
On the 2nd Dec 2013 the Pope met with the Israeli Prime Minister at the Vatican. Pope Francis has urged Benjamin Netanyahu to bring peace talks with the “Palestinian” Arabs to a successful conclusion. The Pope knows the peace talks mean dividing Jerusalem. The U.S. plan is to give East Jerusalem to the Arabs and the holy sites to the Vatican.
On the 13th December the Pope met with the Secretary General for the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation). The OIC is the closest thing the Moslems have right now to a Caliphate.
These meetings occurred at the same time the U.S. attempts to broker another peace agreement between Israel and the Arabs.
The Pope, who will visit Israel from May 24th-26th 2014, should know about the land covenant that God made with Abraham. You can read it in Genesis 12 and Genesis 15. This promise was expanded upon in a covenant God made with David. The Pope should also know how jealous God is of Jerusalem.
“This is what the LORD Almighty says: “I am very jealous for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her.” Zechariah 8:2
God said He is going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Why? I’ll cover that in a separate post.
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:3