The Cross of Calvary Foundation – ccfn Inc., wishes to seize this auspicious occasion to passionately appeal to all Political, Spiritual and Temporal Leaderships in the world that are genuinely interested in restoring peace and harmony to their territories, congregations and domains, respectively, to please join hands with her in its re-orientation program. The program is geared toward deprogramming and reconfiguring the brains and or mindsets of those that are usually classified as deviants and or terrorist groups in the various societies of the globe who may have erroneously imbibed and are operating the tenet of the now abolished Abrahamic Covenant under the aegis of the Old Covenant of Promise and the Law of Moses enshrined in the Jewish Religion of Judaism embedded in the Old Testament Bible. We intend to help the peoples to understand and to adhere to the very peaceful tenet of the New Covenant of Grace the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ enunciates over 2016 years ago as against the highly diluted tent that is currently in vogue in the entire Christendom, which is the root cause of the political-cum-religious crisis in the globe.
As part of the deprogramming processes, highly esteemed and distinguished World Leaders, we herein declare that the period of forty two months the Almighty God had allowed the peoples on the planet earth to worship the dragon that had given its authority to the beast with ten horns and seven heads that comes out of the sea, which has on each of its horns a crown, and on each of its heads a name that was insulting to God has expired; the hay days of the beast and the dragon to make proud claims saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can fight against it?” has expired; the approval before now granted the beast to fight against God’s people and to defeat them has expired; the authority hitherto granted the beast to wield over every tribe, nation, language, race has expired; and finally, the permission the Almighty God had granted for all the peoples living on the planet earth to worship the beast, except those whose names were written in the book of the living which belongs to the Lamb (Jesus Christ) that was killed has finally come to an end and it is not subject to renewal! For a very clear sign that nothing goes on the planet earth without the prior knowledge of the Almighty God, the Good News Bible in what it christens, Jesus’ Love for Jerusalem (Mattthew23: 37-39; 24:1-22) laments over Jerusalem. He reminded them they had always kill the prophets and stone all the messengers God had sent to them and wondered how many times he had wanted to fold his arms round them like a hen gathers chicks under her wings, but that they would not let him! Therefore, he told them their Temple would be abandoned and become empty and from henceforth, they would never see him again until they learn to say, ‘God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord.’
As the Son of God, Jesus, was going towards the Temple, his disciples drew his attention to the magnificent buildings and in response, our working Bible writes, ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘you may well look at all these. I tell you this: not a single stone here will be left in its place; every one of them will be thrown down.’ In perplexity the disciples privately went to the Master when he sat on the Mount of Olives and requested him o tell them when the destruction of the Temple would be and what would happen to indicate that the time for his coming and the end of the era of the Old Covenant of Promise had come. Plainly, the Lord told them,
‘Be on your guard, and do not let anyone deceive you. Many men, claiming to speak for me, will come and say, ‘I am the Messiah!’ And they will deceive many people. You are going to hear the noise of battles close by and the news of battles far away; but do not be troubled. Such things must happen, but they do not mean that the end has come. Countries will fight each other, kingdoms will attack one another. There will be famines and earthquakes everywhere. All these things are like the first pains of childbirth. Then you will be arrested and handed over to be punished and be put to death. All mankind will hate you because of me. Many will give up their faith at that time; they will betray one another and hate one another. Then many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Such will be the spread of evil that many people’s love will grow cold. But whoever holds out to the end will be saved. And this Good News about the Kingdom (tenet of the New Covenant of Grace) will be preached through all the world for a witness to all mankind; and then the end will come.
You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ of which the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the holy place.’ (Note to the reader: understand what this mean!) Then those who are in Judaea must run away to the hills. A man who is on the roof of his house must not take the time to go down and get his belongings from the house. A man who is in the field must not go back to get his cloak. How terrible it will be in those days for women who are pregnant and for mothers with little babies! Pray to God that you will not have to run away during the winter or on a Sabbath! For the trouble at that time will be far more terrible than any there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day. Nor will there ever be anything like it again. But God has already reduced the numbers of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days.”
For a clearer perspective of what we are about here, the Good News Bible in its introduction to the Book of Revelation enshrined in the New Testament Bible states the Book of Revelation was written at a time when Christians were intensely persecuted because of their faith in Jesus the Christ as the Lord and Savior of the entire humanity. It adds the main concern of Saint John in writing the treatise is to give his audience hope and encouragement and to equally urge them to remain faithful to their faith in Christ Jesus in times of suffering and severe persecution. It further highlights in the Book of Revelation that Saint john saw a beast coming up out of the sea, which had ten horns and seven heads on it head and that on each of its horns there was a crown, and on each of its heads there was a name that was insulting to the Almighty God. As the narration goes, “The beast looked like a leopard. With feet like a bear’s feet and a mouth like a lion’s mouth. The dragon gave the beast his own power, his throne, and his vast authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have been fatally wounded, but the wound had healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast. Everyone worshipped the dragon because he had given his authority to the beast. They worshipped the beast also, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can fight against it?” The beast was allowed to make proud claims which were insulting to God, and it was permitted to have authority for forty two months. It began to curse God, his name, the place where he lives, and all those who live in heaven. It was allowed to fight against God’s people and to defeat them, and it was given authority over every tribe, nation, language, and race. All people living on earth will worship it, except those whose names were written in the book of the living which belongs to the Lamb (Jesus Christ) that was killed. Listen, then, if you have ears! Whoever is meant to be captured will surely be captured; whoever is meant to killed by the sword will surely be killed by the sword. This calls for endurance and faith on the part of God’s people.
Then I saw another beast, which came up out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb’s horns, and it spoke like a dragon. It used the vast authority of the first beast in its presence. It forced the earth and all who live on it to worship the first beast, whose wound had healed. This second beast performed great miracles; it made fire come down out of heaven to earth in the sight of everyone. And it deceived all the people living on earth by means of the miracles which it was allowed to perform in the presence of the first beast. The beast told them to build an image in honor of the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was allowed to breathe life into the image of the first beast, so that the image could talk and put to death all those who would not worship it. The beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right hands or on their foreheads. No one could buy or sell unless he had this mark, that is, the beast’s name or the number that stands for the name. This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can work out the meaning of the number or the beast, because the number stands for a man’s name. It number is 666.” (Emphasis ours) Rev.13: 1-18.
Talking about wisdom for whoever is intelligent, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, in an article christened, Early Christianity quotes the Roman historian Tacitus that the first recorded official persecution of the Christians on behalf of the Roman Empire was in AD 64 when Emperor Nero attempted to blame Christians for the Great Fire of Rome. Relying on Church tradition, he highlights it was during the reign of Nero that Apostles Peter and Paul were martyred in Rome. Adding modern historians, however, debate whether the Roman government distinguishes between Christians and Jews before Nerva’s modification of the “Fiscus Judaicus” in 96, from which point practicing Jews paid the tax and Christians did not. According to the great Historian, the Christians suffered from sporadic and localized persecutions over a period of two and a half centuries. He concluded that the Christians refusal to participate in Imperial cult rites was considered a treasonable felony and was thus punished by summary execution.
In the Foreword to the book titled, The Spiritual Insight, Dimension of THE GODHEAD, MAN and ETERNITY by Paul Omo Umane (2005), simply states, “Indeed, the aging World is at its tail’s end. Therefore, it will not be out of place to ask whether one has ever taken time off one’s busy schedule to reflect over all the gory tales of famines, wars, destruction of life and property occasioned by insurgencies, natural disasters such as Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Included are the strange behavioral pattern that borders on moral issues such as the ordination of a gale bishop, legalization of abortion and the marriage of the same sex, all in the United States of America, USA, the number one Policeman of the World? In other words, homosexuality and lesbianism, to the United States of America society is no longer a sin. But being that as it may, be rest assured that in the sight of the Almighty God that such acts are abominations! Having so stated, I must confess that writing a Foreword to this book is the most tasking job I have so far undertaken in my life. It is tasking because the book of Revelation in the Holy Scripture is very difficult to read and understand. Undoubtedly, the author, Deacon Paul Omo Umane, with an insight knowledge, inspiration and divine commission, retells the message of the book of Revelation beginning with chapter one through to chapter twenty-two with a view to revealing the hidden knowledge of the Almighty God to the mankind.
Deacon Umane, admirably and with a combination of writing skills and wealth of religious experiences, has skillfully and prophetically brought the message of God enshrined in the book of Revelation to the mankind, particularly the Body of Christ. Issues the Author focuses on are: The Godhead: the Creator of Man; The Mystery of the Great Harlot or the Woman that seats on a Scarlet Beast; Blasphemy, Profanity and the Mark of the Beast: 666. Others are: The Dynasty of the ten Horns and the two Witnesses; The Watchful Eyes of the Lord on the Body of Christ; The Awesome God: who will not fear Him?
The last part of the book deals on the Resurrection of the dead; Eternal Judgment and Man’s Final Journey. … The Spiritual Insight, Dimension of THE GODHEAD, MAN and ETERNITY is both apocalyptic and eschatological. It relates to the prophetic disaster or the end of the world and profiles an escape route, which is solidly and firmly embedded in the Lord Jesus Christ. On the other hand, it is eschatological in the sense that it deals on the doctrine of the last or final things such as death, judgment, heaven and the lake of fire. In other words, the author gives both spiritual directions to the mankind and also deals on issues that border on Christian life etc. In the circumstance, the beautiful handwork of Deacon Umane is a compelling literature and a must read-book to any ardent seeker of truth and true knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. Therefore, I sincerely recommend the book to both Christians and non-Christians alike. It is particularly recommended as a reference book to all tertiary institutions of theology. The truth seeker will find the book a dependable and a veritable companion.” Honorable Matthew Ewele, Patron, Cross of Calvary Foundation – CCFN Inc., Benin City, Nigeria.
Dearly beloved and most distinguished world Leaders, with the already adduced reasons and much more to come, we strongly reaffirm our believe vis-à-vis
- That the period of forty two months the Almighty God had allowed the peoples on the planet earth to worship the dragon, which gave authority to the beast with ten horns and seven heads that came out of the sea that has on each of its horns a crown, and on each of its heads a name that was insulting to God has expired
- The hay days of the beast and the dragon to make proud claims saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can fight against it?” has expired
- The approval before now granted the beast to fight against God’s people and to defeat them has expired.
- The authority hitherto granted the beast to wield over every tribe, nation, language, race on the planet earth has expired; and finally,
- The permission the Almighty God had granted for all the peoples living on the planet earth to worship the beast, except those whose names were written in the book of the living which belongs to the Lamb (Jesus Christ) that was killed has ultimately comes to an end and it is not subject to renewal!
PAUL OMO UMANE