«In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream D/ water that he channels toward all who please him» (Proverbs 21: 1, N}V).
Since 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte had decided to liberate Rome from papal power. When Pope Pius VI heard this, he sent an emissary to Napoleon in Milan to propose a deal, offering heavy compensation and the surrender of Ancona, Bologna, and Ferrara. Faced with this attitude, the French demanded that the Roman pontiff revoke, recant, and annul all the bulls, writings, and decrees that affected the ecclesiastical affairs of France, published since the beginning of the revolution. Pius VI refused to obey Napoleon, declaring that he would oppose even by force. Napoleon took (mola, Romagna, and the Duchy of Urbino, Later, Bonaparte negotiated the Treaty of Tolentino on February 19, 1797, by which the pope left Avignon, Venaissin, Bologna, Ferrara, Romagna and, in addition, would assume heavy compensation for the French. But the papal treasure could not be so taxed. Subsequently, spirits ignited against the French power, so that papal troops advanced toward the French Embassy in Rome and assassinated the French general Mathurin-Léonard Duphot in December 1797. That unleashed the crisis. On January 1, 1798, General Louis A. Berthier, then in Milan, received orders to move to Rome and conquer it to implant the Roman Republic. On February 15, 1798, the same day that Pius VI celebrated the anniversary of his ascension to the pontificate, Berthier entered Rome without bloodshed, withdrew his arms and papal insignia from the buildings and, being that Pius VI was celebrating his commemoration, the French general broke into the hall and declared that the pope’s kingdom was over. That same day he proclaimed the Roman Republic. The pope was captured and taken to different places at the hands of French soldiers. He passed through Florence, Parma, Turin and, finally, to the French fortress of Valence-sur-Rhöne, where he died on August 29, 1799.
Napoleon Bonaparte was the means that God used to fulfill the end of the prophecy of the 1,260 days, which began in the year 538, which described the dominion of the papacy (Daniel 7:25; Revelation 11:3; 12:14; 13:5). That’s right. The power of the rulers of this world goes as far as God allows it. In the end, He guides the planet’s fate because He is the true Sovereign of this world.
Today, give thanks to the Lord because He is behind history, giving the world the direction He has proclaimed in His Word.