reply to post by iwan2ski
Last night I had the opportunity to look further into the archives (more recent information than the wayback machine archives.)
With this new evidence, I now KNOW for CERTAIN that the author in question is NOT the one responsible for changing the wikipedia article from "feed"
to "pasture" for the sake of distancing the prophecy from Jesus' words.
I fully apologize to the author for that mistake. Sorry.
However, THE SIMPLE FACT is that JESUS HIMSELF REVEALED the significance of "feeding the sheep" as being the WILL OF GOD!!!
IF it is the WILL OF GOD for a religious leader to FEED THE SHEEP / PASTURE THE SHEEP, what would wisdom reveal about a prophecy from Heaven that
states he "WILL FEED THE SHEEP / PASTURE THE SHEEP" ????????
It makes absolutely zero sense (spiritually or otherwise) for God to reveal a prophecy pertaining to a bad pope that states he "will feed the sheep"
when it is already in the Gospels that "feeding the sheep" IS THE WILL OF GOD.
In context, it is so freaking obvious that this prophecy is supposed to be about a pope that serves God.
Heaven certainly knows what "feeding the sheep" means, Jesus told us. Heaven would have known exactly what Jesus said about "feeding the sheep" when
it delivered the prophecy to Malachy.
Based on Jesus' own spiritual revelations, it is certain that:
a Bad priest does not follow the will of God, a Bad priest does not "feed the sheep." (one must be willing or capable of understanding the symbolism,
that the sheep are not really sheep, the food/pasture are not actually food for the stomach. That life is not the life of the body.)
"Pasturing the sheep" really means bringing the people "to the spiritual food."
The spiritual food sustains the life of the spirit. Jesus was sent to give life to the spirit of the world.
In God's eyes, there would be nothing more important for a religious leader than to feed the sheep, as it means to bring the spiritually dead people
towards Christ's spiritual food that they may gain and sustain spiritual life.
In present day reality, the religious leaders have forsaken the sheep. They are starved.
How clearer can it get. Feed the Sheep = the will of God. Feed the sheep = a religious leader that loves God.
I feel like I'm trying to argue that 2 plus 2 does not equal 5.
Not to mention, that they both pertain to "PETER." which is a tie that binds.
Peter the first recognized Pope and Peter the last pope.
However, I do not believe that any Catholic should be blinded by Pope worship under any circumstance, not even if a prophecy says so, otherwise the
potential exists that a bad priest or bad pope forsakes his duty and takes his followers far away from the true teachings of Christ.
What happens with a true servant of God (ie: pope) when he sees the end-times has finally arrived? In awe and fear of God he plunges his life into
serving God to the limits. This can not be done by words but by deeds and love of Christ. So a good Pope at the moment of his end-times awakening
would do everything he could to conform his life to the teachings of the Gospels. Helping others with his hands at every turn, meekness, charity,
self-sacrificing, destroying his own ego, forgiveness, patience, etc....basically leading the way by his actions. On the other hand someone that
serves hell would not be awakened with fear of God in the last times. He would be a slave to his ego, concerned with riches and creature comforts,
arrogant, selfish, persecutor of his enemies, etc.
This Malachy prophecy could be a forgery published for the first time about 300 years after he died (a suspiciously long time).
9-6-2012 by Phantomfire707 because: (no reason given)