I am so glad you posted your letter, I have been thinking and praying about it ever since I saw an article in the various news pages regarding the bishop's in Rome stating that Israel has been replaced by the Church.
As an RC soul, I have often been disappointed by the lack of ardour for Jesus and have been given a life -line, from the Evangelicals whom I can relate with much more since they are often, on FIRE and Fire is the potency of love, I only want this! and no lukewarm state, this.....and an ignornance of where we "are" in the time-line! No-one is interested, no-one is bothered..... I have found this all depressing in my own local church. I totally adore Jesus and have a wonderful relationship with Him. I was so shocked and upset, but after praying Jesus shared some revealing.
I was thinking about the "betrayal" of Israel from the stance of the RC church on their right to live in their Coveneant Land. If they made a statement for diplomatic reasons they have broken one of the Ten Commandments! - 8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Are they "stupid?" Are they "evil?"
After crying to Jesus, He said, " They have betrayed My People" I said, "What can I do?" Jesus said, " Nothing, the rot has set in."
So, the fight I have had with Priests' who were against what the Holy Spirit has shown me, is more or less over. My worship in my room and my home shall continue, unabated and I shall only visit my local church if the Holy Spirit directs me. Otherwise I cannot stand in agreement with what the church has now said.
I love Israel, I went there, for the first time, in June this year and I was incredibly touched by the Power of the Holy Spirit when I visited King David's Tomb - it was like an electric grid when I touched it. I cried my heart out at the Western Wall....the Father was THERE.... When the plane took off to come home, I was in floods of tears at leaving Israel and especially Jerusalem......the next time I go to Jerusalem I am going with Jesus and I will never want to leave!
Thank you John for giving us this opportunity to share what the Holy Spirit has put on our hearts at this prophetic time in the history, of the story, of God and man!!!
The other realization is, I wonder just how many in the Vatican are really in their hearts our enemies, 1/3 ? like in heaven's revolt, I was thinking when the Rapture takes place all the evil clergy can merge into one with the false prophet and be collectively deceived even further.
O God, Lord God, the infiltration into Your Church by satan, is coming to its full realization, isn't it.
I yearn for Jesus to come for us, and it is painful and also wonderful to hear and read so many faithful and steadfast doves who more or less are on the same wave length!
MARANATHA, and Jerusalem Jerusalem I love you.