This newspaper article: Pope’s peace prayer recalls century-old “Fatima Prophecy” (Newspaper Clip) looks to be much the same as what Albert Pike’s predicted in 1871 about the three world wars. So I decided to link these pages for your “prophetic pleasure” you can read them below.!
Morals and Dogma of Freemasonry by Albert Pike 1871 – 1881 Edition
For a short time, this letter was on display in the British Museum Library in London, and it was copied by William Guy Carr, former Intelligence Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.
“The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused…
According to Bible scholars, these people were dead (who know nothing) in the *Old Testament = Sleep. They were raised with “glorified” bodies (like Christ); just long enough for about 500 witnesses to see them, then went to paradise (Heaven) with the Lord.
New Testament believers are already connected spiritually to the Lord (if born again) and are immediately with the Lord when their bodies pack up. Jonathan Edwards (1700s) did the earliest writing on this. Paul said it, and I personally know when my heart stopped, Jesus was shoulder to shoulder against me! So Heaven is where the Saved goes prior to the final resurrection and judgment. Hell is also a “holding place” like a jail prior to sentencing, when we shall all stand before the Lord. These things are abundantly clear to me, (even scripturally) yet still, you will find all sorts of opinions in this area of study.
To me, the rub is that people apply what I call “linear thinking” to a non-linear and transcendent God, who is not trapped by time and space. He is already all-knowing of our future, yet still allows people free will to choose.
To the natural mind, this sounds crazy to say one can choose Salvation by the Gospel of Grace as a personal choice; while also being DivinelyOrdained by Foreknowledge… Much like quantum physics, it is even more insane to try and hold the same natural principles of logic of our reasoning to the Lord God, who is not trapped by physical nor a linear existence.
Remember, within the scripture, time, space, and even the will of God by prayer, have been altered. An example of this is with David concerning Saul, (1 Samuel 23:7–13) which allowed the Lord to alter the course of what was predestined to bring Glory and worship to God – himself.
In short, just like in the physical world where we are governed by the law of gravity, the spiritual world is governed by the law of faith – rather than our intellectual theology.