The sanctuary at fatima. Looks like a storm is brewing.
Then this message came to me from the Lord: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds, [the leaders of the catholic church]. Give them this message from the Sovereign Lord: What sorrow awaits you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn’t shepherds feed their sheep [the common catholic people]? You drink the milk, wear the wool, and butcher the best animals, but you let your flocks starve. You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with harshness and cruelty. So my sheep have been scattered without a shepherd, and they are easy prey for any wild animal [demons]. They have wandered through all the mountains and all the hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them. Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, you abandoned my flock and left them to be attacked by every wild animal. And though you were my shepherds, you didn’t search for my sheep when they were lost. You took care of yourselves and left the sheep to starve. Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I now consider these shepherds my enemies, and I will hold them responsible for what has happened to my flock. I will take away their right to feed the flock, and I will stop them from feeding themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths; the sheep will no longer be their prey, (Ezekiel 34:1-10, explanations mine).
Processing my fatima Experience
As I showered in Lisbon that evening, the Lord revealed to me one last horrifying thing: the real reason why the catholic church has never dealt with pedophile priests. It’s because the pedophilia and other sexual abuses goes all the way to the top. I realized that, hard as it is to fathom, it must be true. It’s the only thing that explains the church’s response to the many accusations of pedophilia.
As I write this, the pope has just visited his home country of Argentina and also Chile where he embraced the bishop accused by thousands of parishioners of pedophilia. Many people were shocked and outraged. Now why would he do this if he genuinely loves God and wants to serve Him? Wouldn’t he at least hold some kind of inquiry and keep the man at arm’s length? Would Jesus embrace an unrepentant pedophile? And it’s not just this current pope. Every pope since the pedophile scandals became public has sided with the pedophiles. The pope is supposed to be God’s mouthpiece on earth. Unfortunately it’s not the God of the Bible. (See the horrific jesuit oath in my recent post: fatima.) This pope is a jesuit. He swore that bloody oath.
I know all this, together with my recent posts, may seem like a big, long diatribe against the catholic church. And I guess it is. But I cannot just go my merry way while countless millions of people are being deceived and the vast majority of them end up in hell. God has shown me things about this so-called church that reveal this institution to be a “synagogue of satan” (see Revelation 2:9). Throughout history the catholic church has responded to expressions of true faith with excommunication (Martin Luther) or murder (the Waldensians and the Jews). This is what I’ve been telling you: God loves the catholic people, but the institution is satanic and full of witchcraft. Since the dawn of time pagans (the original satanists) have been abusing and murdering children. The catholic church is doing it, too. As with every secret society out there, the vast majority have no idea what leadership is doing behind the scenes.
Then my thoughts turned to how we had physically arrived at fatima. We walked our Backward Camino as far as the Portuguese border. Judging from the spray-painted blue arrows that began appearing several miles from the border, it looks like a lot of people also make a pilgrimage on foot to fatima. From the Portuguese border the Backward Camino that we had done would have become a pilgrimage to fatima, and we couldn’t have that. Well, it’s a good thing that God didn’t allow it.
And the problems with the car rental agency were a typical defeated enemy attempt to discourage me from going there at all. It’s a good thing that God made me too stubborn to give up.
And all the difficulties of doing a Backward Camino (where all the signage is geared for those heading the opposite direction) had been made easier by having Tim’s help—especially in orienteering and navigating the languages.
And realizing all this makes me understand that God is in control, and He’s got my back. He is guiding me even when I’m least aware of it: like those times when I’m just fumbling along, trying not to make a mess of things. I’m so glad. I wouldn’t dare to try and tackle the biggest witchcraft institution on earth without Him. Together, victory is assured, and that’s good to know. God is good!
 It’s true Martin Luther was not perfect. The man was an anti-Semite. But he was sincere, he read the Bible, and that led him to understand how the catholic church was unbiblical in its doctrines and practices. He had hoped to change things from within, but he was excommunicated, and so started the Protestant Reformation.