VATICAN: Can lightning strike twice?

 “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”

TOPSHOTS-VATICAN-POPE-RESIGN-ST PETERThe above verse is getting quoted quite a bit these days after the recent events that took place in Rome as can be seen at this link and this link.

If you have ever heard the old idiom “Lightning never strikes twice“, you may find it curious that the Vatican had lightning strike St. Peter’s Basilica twice right after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.  Is there some significance to all of this?  Well, the passage being quoted by some about Satan falling as lightning from heaven is found in the Gospel of Luke.  Jesus had just sent seventy of his disciples to evangelize and carry out His mission and as they returned rejoicing that the devils were even subject to them, Jesus stated that He saw Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

“And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” – Luke 10:17-20

lightning twice - st peters basilicaA similar passage also exists in the Book of Revelation:

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” – Revelation 9:1

And in Isaiah 14, we read something akin to this:

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!” – Isaiah 14:12

Some are looking at the prophecies regarding “Petrus Romanus” from the false prophet Malachy and saying that the next pope is the final pope before the Vatican is destroyed. 

If you have been scratching your head about this event, and many other intriguing mysteries that seem to be emanating from the Vatican these days, including seeming contradictions between the Catholic priests and the Jesuit priests … or if you have an interest in prophecy and how it might relate to all of the above, I believe you will enjoy reading the article at this link.

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