The Book of Job is a story about an upright man who was blessed by God with good health, many children, and lots of possessions. Every day, Job offers a holocaust for her children for the forgiveness of their sins. One day Satan asked God’s permission to test Job’s faith, for Satan believes that Job only believes in God because of his many blessings. God gave Satan the permission. Then Job’s oxens and asses were taken away by Sabeans and Chaldeans, his servants were put to the sword, fire from heaven burned his sheep and shepherds, his sons and daughters were killed by a gale, and Job himself was struck with malignant ulcers from head to foot.
Is the story of Job a prophecy for the church in the 20th century? I think it is.
Job represents the Catholic church.
As Job offers holocaust for the forgiveness of the sins of his children, so does every priest of the Catholic Church offer the Body and Blood of Christ in every mass for the forgiveness of sins of many.
Satan asking God to test the faith of Job corresponds to the year 1880, when Pope Leo XIII overheard near the tabernacle the conversation between Our Lord and Satan:
The guttural voice, the voice of Satan in his pride, boasted to Our Lord: “I can destroy your Church.”
The gentle voice of Our Lord: “You can? Then go ahead and do so.”
Satan: “To do so, I need more time and more power.”
Our Lord: “How much time? How much power?”
Satan: “75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service.”
Our Lord: “You have the time, you will have the power. Do with them what you will.
The oxens and asses represent the Papal States
Papal States were the gifts of Constantine and the donations of Pepin the Short. In 1870 the Papal States were captured and annexed to the Kingdom of Italy. The Pope never accepted the indemnity for the lost Papal States and he considered himself as the prisoner of Vatican City. In 1929 the Lateran treaty was signed between Vatican and Italy, making Vatican City an independent sovereign state.
With the loss of Papal States, Pope Pius IX, in his encyclical Saepe Venerabilis (1871), institutionalized the Peter’s Pence, which is an ancient Anglo-Saxon custom of giving tithes to Pope. Every year, on the Sunday closest to June 29, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the church collections for the Sunday mass are sent to the Vatican for the Pope’s financial support.
The sword that killed Job servants represents persecution of the Church
This persecution is against the Christians in general and the Catholic priests and friars in particular: Philippine Revolution (1898), French Secularization (1905), Mexican Revolution (1917), Bolshevik Revolution (1917), Spanish Civil War (1930’s), Chinese Communism (1949 to the present), Hindu Fanaticism (2008), Islamic Jihad (Jihad Watch), and the present Obama Administration (Georgetown IHS, Notre Dame Scandal, and FOCA).
The fire from heaven that burned Job’s sheep and shepherds corresponds to the first World War I and World War II
Sheep corresponds to the Christian faithful and the Shepherds are the priests and bishops, because Peter, as the head of the church, was commanded by Christ to feed and care for His sheep.
The fire from heaven recalls the fire which burned the offering of Elijah, in the presence of the priests of Baal and the people of Israel, as proof that there is no other God but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Fire also means war: World War I and II, which raged in Europe and throughout the world, killing millions of men and women. World War I started in the assassination of Ferdinand, the Archduke of Austria, the last Holy Roman Emperor. World War II ended with Cold War between the West and Communist Russia.
Bur fire also gives light. This is the prophecy of Our Lady of Fatima:
This war will end [WWI], but if men do not refrain from offending God, another and more terrible war will begin during the pontificate of Pius XI.
When you see a night that is lit by a strange and unknown light [this occurred on January 28, 1938], you will know it is the sign God gives you that He is about to punish the world with war and with hunger, and by the persecution of the Church and the Holy Father.
The gale that destroyed the house where the sons and daughters of Job feasted represents the tempest that followed after Vatican II.
There is a new spirit blowing in the church after its windows were opened to the fresh air of the modern world. It is not the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit of Modernism. The Spirit of Vatican II. Pope Paul VI calls it the Smoke of Satan.
After Vatican II, the people of God walked in the darkness and found themselves no longer in Rome, according to the Prophecy of 200-Day March of Don Bosco. The Catholic Church cracked from forces within as the Dragon swept a third of the stars : the priests, bishops, and cardinals who defy the pope, calling for women ordination, political correctness, collegiality, inculturation (liturgy), contraception, ecumenism, modernism, homosexuality, and liberation (theology).
The result? The church attendance and vocations dwindled worldwide. The 40,000 strong Jesuits, the Church’s greatest missionaries, halved. Europe, once dotted by churches, are now emptied and converted to mosques. And the U.S., whose dollars are marked with “In God we trust”, became a godless abomination.
Job’s malignant ulcers is the Sexual Abuse Scandal
Sexual abuse is a sin of the flesh, and worse if the abuse was made by priests and bishops, the epitome of Catholic sanctity. The homosexual subculture persisted for decades, with homosexual bishops transferring erring priests to another diocese to cover the priests crime. One by one, as sexual abuse litigations arose, Catholic dioceses went bankrupt, as they sold their buildings and lands to pay for the victims of sexual abuse.
Homosexuality is sexual sin and many homosexuals, because of their multiple sexual partners, acquired AIDS. If you wish to imagine what Job looks like, look at the picture of an AIDS patient.