The Catholic Church
Nita (LaFond) Johnson
May 20, 2014
Reformation is a key word today and is growing more so in certain circles in the Church. In the year 2000 an angel came into our very first GOE and took one of our colleagues; Larry, to heaven to talk with him about the work of the Gathering of Eagles. It is only because I trust this man’s prophetic word as much as I do that I am going to share a bit of what he saw. Further, the Lord gave me a follow-up experience to further confirm his visit to heaven.
But back to Larry! I was more than surprised by the outcome of his visit. The angel showed him a huge star which he held in his magnificent hand. Looking up at this huge impressive being, Larry stood in wonder. Then the angel threw the star down into the midst of the Gathering while both watched as it hit the floor and broke into several pieces. He noted the places on a map where each piece hit, as well. In each location a temporary revival began the following Sunday. (In each place man, in one way or another, shut it down almost immediately) As for us, the angel said to my friend as the star was released from his hand, “There now, Reformation has begun.” We were called and told to do our part, to carry the Spirit of Reformation wherever the Lord would lead. This important mission would work in conjunction with the Gathering of the Eagles. Much that we have accomplished has been due to the fruit of that incredible Gift. To my amazement, I have seen the Lord work through it wherever I have gone in the world. Fantastic things have been accomplished both here and abroad.
Having said all this, the question may arise: “But what about the Catholic Church?” After all, Martin Luther, under the same Mantle was given the privilege of spearheading such a move of Reformation that began in the Catholic Church and lasted for generations. What was its purpose? The Protestant Reformation acted as a threshing instrument to purge the Church of its corruption but moreover, to bring the willing soul out of that place of death and into the marvelous Light. Reformation gave a rebirth to the True Church, if you will. Revival sprang up all over Europe as a result and the Catholic Church was divested of its captives. All who truly wanted the Light were set free. Many gave their lives in order to run from the darkness and to deliver others from it as well.
After that first GOE, I began asking the Lord to help me understand what it would mean for us to bear this very special mantle. He gave me a vision, well, actually two visions. I saw all the true European Church covered in snow. It was mired deep in mounds of snow that lay everywhere blanketing the entire continent. It was so deep that it seemed there was no hope of life left anywhere. Suddenly a marvelous light began to shine down from heaven upon the snow. The hotter the temperature from the Light became, the more the light pierced the darkness and the snow began to melt. As it melted the Church began to come to life once again. Spring was in the air. Birds began to sing, flowers began to bloom and there was a new song filling the air. The Church was alive! That vision disappeared and the next vision appeared. On the temporal scene I saw important people, even Kings and Queens get saved and the world began to come to the Light of His shining. I saw how once wicked despots became very caring leaders. Tyranny was being broken, albeit not in all! Some from both the Catholic Church and the secular world refused the Light and subsequently stretched forth their wicked hands to persecute the Light.
Nevertheless, God stirred up much good over a period of many generations through the Spirit of Reformation. Witty inventions were created for the benefit of mankind as the Light was enlightening men’s minds. New Nations were born, including America, for the purpose of enlarging the work of Light in the earth. I could go on. I have an article on my website which discusses these things, so I will not further elaborate here. The point I am attempting to make now is that Reformation is much more powerful than Revival. If it is embraced, everything it touches will utterly be transformed for generations to come. When revival is mixed with Reformation, WOW! Well, the result is, as you see, a continent turned upside down.
What if God was going to transform the Catholic Church today, what would He have to do? With what kinds of things would He have to deal? Please let me make a list.
1. Power of God ~ 2 Timothy 3:5
“…having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn … and will keep up a make-believe of piety and yet live in defiance of its power. … pretending great piety and holiness, being outwardly righteous before men, …”
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."
What does this mean? The Catholic people as a whole are taught that they must live by their own works, thereby implying that they have no need for the power of God’s transforming influence. Most are unaware that such a grace even exists. This must change. The Holy Spirit needs the invitation into the lives of all men where He then makes a Home for the Son of Righteousness.
Some Catholic leaders say they no longer believe that men are saved solely by good works but are rather saved by grace, through faith, unto good works. Yet that is not what they teach. Further, all the pillars of the old Catholic doctrine are still ritually observed, as always.
2. Jesus Only ~ Acts 4:11,12
“This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the Cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Holy Spirit must be invited in. The Church must repudiate the worship of Mary. She is not Co-redeemer of the world. Jesus alone has redeemed us by His blood. There is none other!
3. One Mediator ~ 1. Timothy 2:5,6
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. “
We pray to Jesus only, no saints!
4. God alone determines salvation John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
It is not up to man to induct someone into sainthood.
Only the power of God by faith in the Son of God gives someone the right to enter heaven.
5. Jesus only Mediator: see above #3
Jesus is this only One to whom we must confess our sins to gain forgiveness, unless we have wronged someone. Then we must confess our sin to that person. The Bible does not teach that we need to go to a priest to gain forgiveness of our sins.
1 Peter 2:9 “But, you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you.”
You are your own personal priest, made so by the blood of Jesus.
6. Catholic Church Government is not Scriptural. MT 23: 9,10
God has not called us to follow a man, but Christ. Christ Himself said, “And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.”
We have one Head, He is Christ! Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” We are not to follow a man as the Catholic Church follows the Pope. The Pope calls Himself the Vicar of Christ. With this title He is taking on the place of Christ on earth. This, of course, is utterly forbidden. Would God, Who is the Lord of His Church, call a true Christian into the Catholic Church which is replete with false teaching? Certainly not!
Many other governmental issues in the Catholic Church are also unscriptural. One last thought – when the Catholic Priest gives you the Eucharist, he becomes mediator of the covenant. Again, only One is the Mediator, that is Christ!
7. Church’s Fathers are the Patriarchs
The true Church has never been fathered by the popes of the Catholic Church, as one Tony Palmer professes. We are fathered by only one, Jesus Christ our true Father; He and the Father are one. Therefore, in Him we are born of the Father above, not of a man and not of an organization.
“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. “
We all have one Father and that is God, not a man called God on earth, as is the Pope, but God of Heaven.
On earth, the Bible says the Church is founded on the Prophets and Apostles. The Jewish Patriarchs are all prophets. The true Church is not founded on the Catholic Church.
8 Not Catholic Father’s but Christ and Apostles and… ~ Ephesians 2:20
“And you are built up upon the foundation of the Apostles and of the Prophets, and he is The Head of The Corner of the building – Yeshua The Messiah.”
This means we are not built upon the Catholic Popes, but upon the Apostles and Prophets (including the Patriarchs all of whom were Prophet’s and/or Apostles.) Our life is in Christ, not in the Catholic fathers or Popes. We do not spring from the Catholic Popes; they are not our Fathers.
They father an unscriptural institution, not the true Church.
9. God alone is truth! John 14:6
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
The Pope claims “Papal Infallibility.” As seen above, there is none but Christ who is truth, nor who can be looked at as infallible. The Catholic Church claims its doctrines are above even those of the Bible.
The Bible says: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
The Pope’s words are not God-breathed. Only the words of Scripture are God-Breathed. In 1 Jn. 14:6 above, you will see that Jesus said He is the truth. Only He remains Infallible.
10. Transubstantiation. Not the body, but an emblem of same.
Moreover, the Church had the true faith for more than twelve hundred years, during which time the holy Fathers never once mentioned this transubstantiation — certainly, a monstrous word for a monstrous idea — until the pseudo-philosophy of Aristotle became rampant in the Church these last three hundred years. During these centuries many other things have been wrongly defined, for example, that the Divine essence neither is begotten nor begets, that the soul is the substantial form of the human body, and the like assertions, which are made without reason or sense, as the Cardinal of Cambray himself admits.
Of the communion offered by Christ He said, “Do this in remembrance of Me!” Luke 22:19
Communion is to ever remain a symbol of Christ’s death and resurrection.
11. Penance vs. Repentance
Penance defined: 1. An act of self-abasement, mortification, or devotion performed to show sorrow for sin; 2. A sacramental rite that is practiced in Roman, Eastern, and some Anglican churches and that consists of private confession, absolution, and a penance directed by the confessor; 4. Something (as a hardship or penalty) resembling an act of penance (as in compensating for an offense).
Penance is not repentance as the Bible teaches it. Scriptural repentance means to utterly turn away from the sin, seeing it as a corrupt departure from truth.
These 11 teachings of the Catholic Church represent just some of the key issues the Lord must resolve and bring to an end before He would be willing to say the Catholic Church is worthy of His true holy Church. All these major pillars of Catholic Church doctrine are nothing short of corruption. Furthermore, they represent some of the more blatant ones. There are many more besides.
Since Paul writes, “Let the man that corrupts the Body be anathema, doomed,” I can promise you Jesus will not send you into the place on fire with the judgment of God to be doomed. We are not called to follow a man, not any man, but to follow the Holy Spirit. Wasn’t it Paul who wrote to us saying, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” We find this passage in Galatians 1:8-9.
In addition, the Catholic Church is defiled with the blood of the martyrs, the blood of the innocent, prohibiting and persecuting the Word of Truth throughout all generations even until this very hour. The Catholic Church bears its own defilement and is doomed because of it.
Last on my list of concerns but certainly not least, is its established position as an enemy to the Jewish people. For hundreds of years the Catholic Church has been directly involved with many holocausts against the Jewish people, not to mention those perpetrated against the true Church producing its own generation of martyrs.
Could the Lord correct all matters of His grievances against the Catholic Church as listed above? Of course He could. However, it is highly unlikely that this will transpire. The sin is ancient. The Church is built on a false foundation and its pillars have no strength. It would take many years to correct it and He would have to dismantle the whole thing before He could make such deep changes. Dismantle it He will! If He must dismantle it, why then would He bother putting the thing back together again? Why not simply pull out the new babes in Christ and send them elsewhere to be fed and nourished? Do I believe we need to accept these new babes and lovingly nurture them to spiritual health? Yes, I do, but to follow any man is sin. Our guide must be the Lord Himself. He will lead His new saints to Pastors who will help and feed the Lord’s Body His food, by His Spirit.
Though the Pope has lovingly extended his hand to the Protestant Church throughout the world, do not follow him! If he is God’s agent to open the doors of the Catholic Church to the truth, let him do so. However, do not follow him into the Church. To do so is to pass by the Egyptian obelisk in the Vatican courtyard, which in itself is an abomination to the Lord, and which should remind you of what the Church is made. Furthermore, if this man is a real reformer, let him denounce and remove the heresy of Mary worship from every Catholic Church, and papal worship of himself, as well.
I have seen the ruling spirit over the world wide Catholic Church. His name is Aligare. In Italian, his name means, “to twine as with a rope, to bring into bondage.” On his chest are written the words “The Beast.” Over his head stand the words, “the spirit of compromise.” I saw him leading all his followers to hell. I have also seen the spirit that empowers the worship of Mary. Her name is Ashtoreth. I saw her roaming the heavens above Rome crying out to all Roman’s, as she declared herself to be the power of life in Mary who would save them if they would come to her. As their Savior she promised peace and protection. On and on her blasphemies went. I watched her for an hour!
Are either one of these entities what you would desire to have watch over your soul? If not, stay away from the Catholic Church. If Francis is a healer, may he let the people go to find God in Christ! In the meantime, let him live and preach the true Gospel.
As I listened to him on the Copeland show, the young Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer preached a false Gospel to make his invitation to Catholicism. How will they feed with pure life when their very invitation is corrupt?
Concerning Kim Clement, I would have heard only that God was going to send Reformation into the Catholic Church which He is, and of course this is an excellent thing, until they followed Kim’s word by showing the clip from Kenneth Copeland’s show, then alluding to things which I think they should have avoided.
Reformation is coming to the Catholic Church, but as I saw in several visions, it will be for the purpose of beginning to dismantle it. This divine power will divest it of the holy souls God will call His own. I have seen the visions, as has my adult daughter Ricci who is also a prophet. So great will be the exodus from this terrible institution that before it is over, the spirit of persecution will once again arise against the True Church, the Jewish people and the new converts fleeing the corruption. I saw in a separate vision that a great deception would arise from within the Catholic Church wherein many Christian leaders, Christians, as well as secular leaders would imbibe its false teachings and lose their souls.
One last thing I might mention here, Pope Francis may truly be born again. I really do not know. He is a Jesuit, unless he has renounced that standing and all the rituals that accompany it. So, for now we have a black Pope. Unless he has truly given his life to Christ, which I question having seen many unscriptural act performed by him, how can a Jesuit Pope bring any lasting fruit and freedom to the souls of hungry people?
Flee the daughter of Babylon! Do not listen to those who tell you it is safe. It will look like that only for a season. Run while you can!