Revelation 6:9-10 KJV, “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”
EG White, SOP Vol 4, 1884, Pp. 83-84, “This bull invited all Catholics to take up the cross against the heretics. In order to stimulate them in this cruel work, it absolved them from all ecclesiastical pains and penalties, it released all who joined the crusade from any oaths they might have taken; it legalized their title to any property which they might have illegally acquired, and promised remission of all their sins to such as should kill any heretic. It annulled all contracts made in favor of the Vaudois, ordered their domestics to abandon them, forbade all persons to give them any aid whatever, and empowered all persons to take possession of their property. How clearly does this document reveal the master spirit behind the scenes! It is the roar of the dragon, and not the voice of Christ, that is heard therein.
The papal leaders would not conform their characters to the great standard of God’s law, but erected a standard to suit themselves. and determined to compel all to conform to this because Rome willed it. The most horrible tragedies were enacted. Corrupt and blasphemous priests and popes were doing the work which Satan appointed them. Mercy had no place in their natures. The same spirit that crucified Christ, and that slew the apostles, the same that moved the blood-thirsty Nero against the faithful in his day, was at work to rid the earth of those who were beloved of God.
The persecutions visited for many centuries upon this God-fearing people were endured by them with a patience and constancy that honored their Redeemer.
Notwithstanding the crusades against them, and the inhuman butchery to which they were subjected, they continued to send out their missionaries to scatter the precious truth. They were hunted to the death; yet their blood watered the seed sown, and it failed not of yielding fruit. Thus the Waldenses witnessed for God, centuries before the birth of Luther. Scattered over many lands, they planted the seeds of the Reformation that began in the time of Wycliffe, grew broad and deep in the days of Luther, and is to be carried forward to the close of time by those who also are willing to suffer all things for ‘the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.'”
The roar of the dragon & the Catholics were:
1 Invited to take up cross against heretics.
2 Stimulated to do this cruel work.
3 Absolves them from ecclesiastical pains and penalites.
4 Released all who joined the crusade from any oaths taken.
5 Legalized their titles to any property illegally acquired.
6 Promised remission of all their sins to such as should kill the heretics.
7 Annulled all contracts with the Waldenses and ordered domestics to abandon them.
Romans 15:4 KJV, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
I thought about Pharaoh and the Israelites when they came out of Egypt. Inquisition and the Bible believers during 1260 dark years. Hitler, the Jews, and the holocaust. The world Economic Forum, the Ecumenical Council, and the climate agenda. The deliberate or planned release of toxic chemicals and biological weapons for mass murder. These are indeed the roar of the dragon.
Revelation 14:12 KJV, “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
History reminds us the dragon had not changed.
We will have a prayer meeting tonight at 8pm. US Eastern Standard Time via Zoom. Pls continue to pray for Ron and Anita as they drive from CA to SC and David as he flies from CA to SC to meet up with us here on Friday. Thank you so much.
Sincerely in the Blessed Hope.