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The Return of Our Lord Jesus Christ

  Recognize the Signs

They Are and Will Continue to Be Crystal Clear


 

INTRODUCTION

Some of the Faithful believe that certain teachings and exhortations of Saint Paul "missed the mark" a few times. This is an erroneous belief that we have addressed already. (1)  Likewise, his identification of the signs associated with the return of Our Lord Jesus Christ are on target. Saint Paul explains to us, in no uncertain terms, how to identify and determine its proximity through his Second Epistle to the Thessalonians [2 Thes. 2:1-11] (2)
 
 ++ Verses [1-3]

And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him: That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,...


 The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Clearly  "a revolt" (the apostasy) (3) manifests itself first. Afterwards, "the son of perdition" will appear. Note that "son of perdition" is an individual and not a concept or philosophy.
 

 ++ Verse [4]
Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.


 The M+G+R Foundation Comments: "The man of sin" = "The son of perdition" = "The Antichrist" = "The False Christ" claims that he is God. In reality, the Antichrist should be called the False Christ. i.e., counterfeit money is printed to be passed as real money, not to be easily identified as false. Thus, it is "counterfeit money" and not "anti money".  (4a) (4b)
 

 ++Verses [5-6]
Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.


 The M+G+R Foundation Comments: When the "son of perdition" manifests himself (and not the concept of "perdition"), the False Christ in person, what we are told in...

(a) The Book of Revelations [16:13-16 & 11:19]; and,
(b) The following verse [8]

...then will take place.

Therefore, the Return of Our Lord takes place immediately thereafter. That is, the "appointed time" for the manifestation of the False Christ, will take place shortly before the Return of Our Lord.  


++ Verses
[7-8]
For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming,...


 The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Being satan, satan, the "mystery of iniquity" has been at work from time immemorial. However, it does not mean that satan has already manifested himself as such in the past; he has done so only through his precursors. 


 ++ Verses [9-10]
Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, and in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:


 The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Whomever did not accept the "love of the truth" will fall victim of the seduction. This is the immense value of John Paul II's Encyclical "Veritatis Splendor" and miguel de Portugal's document on the importance of internal and external coherence (5) in being able to distinguish the real from the counterfeit. God has given us one more opportunity to assist us in discerning the truth.
 

 ++ Verse [11]
That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity.


 The M+G+R Foundation Comments: This is the "last filtering device". The ability to discern what is "true" from what is "false" is what God will use to separate the chaff that is mixed in with the "wheat". As you may see, it is an automatic selective process which was clearly defined 2,000 years ago by Saint Paul. To better understand Verse 11, above, one must carefully review the teachings found in the 1st Book of Kings. (4) 


NOTES

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(1)  The Warning from St. Paul issued again through miguel de Portugal
(2)  Biblical Source: Douay-Rheims Version of the Holy Bible
(3)  Could the awaited manifestation of  The Apostasy be the establishment of The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei? After all, its "Theology" could not be further from the truth. A parallel church within the Roman Catholic Church, a parallel Church which is wrestling away the power and control of the original institution.
(4a) About the Anti Christ
(4b) About the False Christ
(5) Coherence - a key to discern the Truth
(6) 1st Book of Kings, Chapter 22, verses 15 - 23.

Originally issued only for Worldwide Ecclesiastical Distribution on February 20, 1994. Nazare, Portugal

Notes and new Links added on September 14, 2005, 2007 and February 13, 2015

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