This week in the Office of Readings in the Catholic Church we get that glimpse into the Book of Revelation chapter 13 and 14 that discuss the dragon, the great red dragon, the beasts and a lamb like a beast.
Father Charles Becker was the national director for the Marian Movement of Priests. He discusses these readings in context with the messages the founder of the Marian Movement of Priests, Fr. Stefano Gobbi, had received from Our Blessed Mother.
I’ve also written some detailed posts about these topics here and they rely on the same messages found in the Blue Book, To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, but I also include my thoughts in context with what other messages were there on the different topics.
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The image above, the Virgin of the Apocalypse, pulls together the birth of the male child and the battle waging in heaven between St. Michael the Archangel, and the dragon in the book of Revelation Chapter 12:
She brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which to be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Later in chapter 12 we hear of the dragon went to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus.
Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus.
Does it feel like the devil, the dragon, has been unleashed on the whole world? Is the dragon waging war on the offspring of the women who bore the male child that was taken up to God?
It’s no surprise to anyone how the Catholic Church has been the brunt of many scandals recently. Satan has been hard at work on the interior of many clergy and religious. Oh how he must feel when he finally gets a religious person to succumb to sin and work in the hearts of the leaders to cover up the behavior of predators on children. Yes, it’s easy to find fault with these clergy who have been seduced by Satan, but as Jesus said “let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone.” There is a terrible satanic force at work and these people are on the front line. Satan rejoices when he can wound a Sgt on the front lines and distract the flock and diminish their prayers and worship to the almighty.
“For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” EPH 6:12
In my last post on the Apocalypse, The Sea Beast and the Land Beast, I discussed the role Communism and Marxist atheism is playing as the great red dragon in Revelation. One of the beasts in the book of Revelation is Freemasonry. Both work against God and His eternal plan. There was also mention of a beast with two horns like a lamb but speaking like the great red dragon, like a Communist and the lamb being a reference to the priesthood.
Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
But now, let’s turn to chapter 14 and explain the Lamb and 144,000.
Then I looked, and there was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion!
First we note this is the Lamb of Zion. For many that will bring about an image like the one on the right. Is this the same Lamb on Mt. Zion as the Lamb in chapter 22?
St. John the Evangelist proclaims “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29. The Bible proclaims that Jesus is the Lamb of God.
But what about this Lamb of Zion? To understand the context of this Lamb we look at the paragraphs just preceding it.
We had just discussed the lamb with the two horns that spoke like a dragon. In that reference, it is the group of clergy of the Catholic Church who have given themselves over as sympathizers to Communism and Marxist atheism. With this Lamb being referenced to Zion and a Lamb that the 144,000 follow.
The one hundred forty-four thousand who have been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins; these follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from humankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb, and in their mouth no lie was found; they are blameless.
These 144,000 seem to be very pure, not defiled themselves with women, virgins. I’ve heard some interpretations where the 144,000 is broken down to 3*4*12*1,000 where of course the 1,000 is symbolic of a great number, the 12 of course the twelve tribes. But as I was composing this post, my thoughts focused on what group of men take a vow of chastity? Again, sounds like a reference to possibly very holy priests. After Satan has been successful at corrupting many of the priests, the ones that were not seduced by Satan might be those who lead the charge in bringing about a renewed church. It could also be a large number of faithful who stay true to the teachings of Christ.
The Lamb which is their leader may be a reference to a Holy and Faithful leader of the Catholic Church in the future who leads the church, and the world, closer to God and closer to the fulfillment of His Divine Will. The great 1,000 year, aka a very long time, era of peace as described in chapter 20.
What does the Catholic Church say about this time of persecution of the Church? The Catechism of the Catholic Church has a section that discusses the basis for the creed. Starting at paragraph 675 is a discussion on the Church’s ultimate trial and includes these paragraphs:
Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. the supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.
The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection.
Christ the Lord already reigns through the Church, but all the things of this world are not yet subjected to him. the triumph of Christ’s kingdom will not come about without one last assault by the powers of evil.
CCC 675, 677, 680
From this official teaching of the church we know the church must go through a passion just like Our Lord’s passion. It will be a time of great persecution. Many martyrs and a time of great suffering for the people of God.
Religious have discussed this time of confusion and persecution for many centuries.
Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, Faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day’s problems. When the Church and the world are one, then those days are at hand because our Divine Master placed a barrier between His things and the things of the world.
After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 20th century, the people of that time will become unrecognizable. When the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, people’s minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions, and dishonor and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognizable. People’s appearances will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to their shamelessness in dress and style of hair.
There will be no respect for parents and elders, love will disappear, and Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right-hand way from the left. At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and of the Church will change. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society.
He will also give depraved wisdom to an unhappy man so that he will discover a way by which one man can carry on a conversation with another from one end of the earth to the other. At that time men will also fly through the air like birds and descend to the bottom of the sea like fish. And when they have achieved all this, these unhappy people will spend their lives in comfort without knowing, poor souls, that it is deceit of the Antichrist. And, the impious one!? He will so complete science with vanity that it will go off the right path and lead people to lose faith in the existence of God in three hypostases.
We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible toalleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it, because it is only in this way that the Church can be effectively renewed. How many times, indeed, has the renewal of the Church been effected in blood? This time, again, it will not be otherwise.
Regis Scanlon, “Flood and Fire”, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, April 1994
[John Paul II] does indeed cherish a great expectation that the millennium of divisions will be followed by a millennium of unifications… that all the catastrophes of our century, all its tears, as the Pope says, will be caught up at the end and turned into a new beginning.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Salt of the Earth, An Interview With Peter Seewald, p. 237
OUR LADY CHOOSES THE U. S. FOR A FINAL PLEA
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2019 BY FR. REGIS SCANLON
But there is hope for a new beginning. A new era. An era of peace. An era where God’s Will is done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge — a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes, so it will lose many of her social privileges… The process will be all the more arduous, for sectarian narrow-mindedness as well as pompous self-will will have to be shed… But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church.
Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT), “What Will the Church Look Like in 2000”, radio sermon in 1969; Ignatius Press; ucatholic.com
After purification through trial and suffering, the dawn of a new era is about to break.
POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, September 10, 2003
There will emerge in the Catholic church a great and holy Pope. One who will pick up the pieces of destruction and move the church and the world into a renewed peace. He will be a true shepherd for the people and the faithful clergy “will follow the Lamb wherever he goes” and through their care many will return to God.
The operation that targeted Flynn: CROSSFIRE RAZOR
It’s hard to imagine a 3 star General being trapped by his own government and coerced to sign a false confession. Were they really ready to indict his son on phony charges as well? Were they going to try and destroy his son as well? When your family is threatened, you will do anything to protect them.
But, before we go too far on what might be labelled a conspiracy theory, let’s examine the evidence. What I don’t like about the main stream media is they seldom make the source documents available for you to examine. I hope I can do better at providing you links so you can see the documents that are filed with the courts and other government agencies. Many thanks to Judicial Watch, Sara Carter and Sydney Powell for their efforts to bring these source documents to the people through easy access and/or FOIA requests.
First, let me give credit where it is due. Here is the post Sydney Powell wrote on April 30, 2020:
Here is the document that was filed with the courts on 4/30/2020. Case 1:17-cr-00232-EGS Document 189 Filed 04/30/20
On April 29, 2020, the government produced to the defense a second tranche comprised of eleven pages, including emails and additional Strzok-Page text messages. See Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and this Court’s standing order, ECF No. 10.
Case 1:17-cr-00232-EGS Document 189 Filed 04/30/20
Why are these important and why are they just now being disclosed? What is included in these Strzok-Page text messages and how do they differ from what was discussed in 2019?
If you recall there was CROSSFIRE HURRICANE which was described in the above article.
Now we find in these new documents there was another investigation (or individual) called CROSSFIRE RAZOR. On page 3 of the court document you see the Case ID # from a document on 1/4/2017 that includes “CROSSFIRE RAZOR FOREIGN AGENTS REGISTRATION ACT – RUSSIA”
In the details you see the reference to where CROSSFIRE RAZOR (CR) is referenced like an individual. It says
And now we know that General Flynn, under investigation by the FBI during CROSSFIRE HURRICANE is referred as CROSSFIRE RAZOR. Makes you wonder what other names are used for individuals in this report.
Shortly into their investigation into General Flynn we see they come up empty handed on any information that would incriminate the good General.
You have to ask yourself while reading this, “How many dollars were spent during this part of the investigation?” Keep in mind the final tally was over $30M for these investigators.
Besides not finding any derogatory information in their own holdings, they also requested two other intelligence sources for any records, and still no dirt was found.
Not satisfied with a squeaky clean and true patriot in their midst, they took it to the next level. In their own words:
Unbelievable, now how many taxpayer dollars have been spent thusfar?
The end result is the FBI decides to close the case since no dirt can be found on General Flynn.
But, this is where the real corruption takes place. So far everything is above board. An inquire was warranted and an investigation was needed. It was completed. Look at the evidence about Peter Strzok starting on page 7.
According to Peter Strzok, General Flynn was given a briefing and Mr. Strzok recommends actions like, “put him on notice,” hoping he does something inappropriate. He also indicates an “overt step with him … interview under light ‘defensive briefing’ context.
Yes, indeed it was the interview under false pretense to set him up, overtly.
But look how revealing this segment is. Now we realize they have another individual codenamed, CROSSFIRE TYPHOON. And what date was this e-mail written? What date was the inauguration? Another revealing piece is VPOTUS. Could they be talking about the new Vice President or the VP that was just leaving (Biden).
Now we move to the exchange of texts on page 10 during these days in January.
And in February, Strzok texts how many edits he made to the notes of the meeting. There were so many edits he actually called it a complete rewrite. I guess he needed to make sure he chose his words wisely (instead of just recording the conversation from the interview). Was this the interview with Flynn?
The last 4 pages of the document are the summary for the court on why this case should be dismissed. Pretty solid evidence of such. Here’s the first paragraph:
The revelations of corruption by the FBI to intentionally frame Gen Flynn for crimes the FBI manufactured piles on with each new production of documents. Unequivocally, the documents prove the egregious extent to which those involved violated the constitutional rights of the National Security Advisor of the United States of America and a military hero, who put his life on the line for over three decades to preserve those very rights for every American citizen.
COMMENTS FOR ATTRIBUTION BY SIDNEY POWELL, COUNSEL TO GEN FLYNN
Do you think you will hear any of this on the main stream news like MSNBC, CNN, and CBS? If you do hear it, how will they spin it? The main stream media, MSNBC, CNN, and CBS seem to have a stake in the Presidential race. What side are they leaning too? What candidate are they supporting? Corruption runs deep. It really is time to drain the swamp.
There was a webcast by American Thought Leaders about this recent release. This type of very candid journalism gives hope that maybe one day the main stream media will be replaced with honest and true reporting again.
I was reflecting on this post by Mark Mallett this morning. He wrote it back in December of 2019.
We are truly living as in the days of Noah when many are those caught up in “buying and selling,” seeking the comforts of the world rather than preparing for the Great Storm (that is so close, one can practically smell the nitrogen in its droplets of justice).
In November of last year I attended a Divine Will conference. Mark Mallett was there for inspiration in his music but he also led us in prayer several times. What a great and humble servant of God. At the end of the conference the moderator gave a little insight why the conference was moved up from when it should have been in February or March of this year (2020). The moderator said he had been contacted by several priests who were concerned about dreams they had been having. In those dreams, an image of Our Lady of Mt Carmel appeared holding the child Jesus above the earth. She had a black cloth (scapular) in her hand. She laid it over America and after America went black, that blackness spread throughout the entire world.
When you hear about prophecies like these it’s hard to understand what it means. I never imagined the blackness would be similar to the black plague. An invisible enemy. Who would have thought something so tiny could be what is used to take America down. But, the rebuilding of the church and the rebuilding of this world is most definitely in the hands of us Americans. There is no greater prophecy about America than the prophecy given by Our Lady of America.
In the 1950s, Our Lord and Our Lady came to Sister Mildred Mary Neuzil in Indiana with many prophetic words about America. Jesus comes first saying these words of contempt for this generation:
My little white dove, if the world is dying, it is because it will not let Me give it life.
The Voice of My Heart is the Voice of Mercy. If man will not listen, there is no more I can do, for he ties My hands.
My Heart beats with compassion for the sorrows of man. Oh, how gladly would I help him bear the weight of his terrible cross, fashioned, for the most part, by his own guilt! But alas, he will have none of My help. So I am forced to stand by the side of the road and watch him struggle hopelessly in his agony.
My little white dove, do you know what I find most lacking in the world today? It is FAITH.
Children are not taught to love Me, because those who have charge over them have no time or patience to do so.
My Heart grieves over My children in the world. Their hearts are being drawn farther and farther away from Me. They will not even listen to My Mother, because they have never been taught to listen.
My Father is angry. If My children will not listen to My Heart, which is a Voice of mercy and instruction, punishment will come swiftly and none shall be able to stay it. The pleadings of My Heart have held back the divine justice about to descend on an ungrateful and sinful generation.
Woe to parents who set a bad example to their children! Terrible will be their judgment. I will demand a strict account of every soul entrusted to their care.
Woe to parents who teach their children how to gain materially in this world and neglect to prepare them for the next!
Woe to children who disobey and show disrespect towards their parents!
Later, like a loving mother, Our Lady comes with these words of encouragement:
I need your help to bring peace into the world.
Let America continue and grow in its love for me, and I in return, in union with the Heart of my Son, promise to work wonders in her. My child, I desire that this be known.
My child, I entrust you with this message that you must make known to my children in America. I wish it to be the country dedicated to my purity. The wonders I will work will be the wonders of the soul. They must have faith and believe firmly in my love for them. I desire that they be the children of my Pure Heart. I desire, through my children in America, to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations. Let them come with confidence and simplicity, and I, their Mother, will teach them to become pure like to my Heart that their own hearts may be more pleasing to the Heart of my Son.
How disappointed she must have been as she knew in the 1950s that Satan would inspire America in the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
The hour grows late. My Son’s patience will not last forever. Help me hold back His anger, which is about to descend on sinful and ungrateful men. Suffering and anguish, such as never before experienced, is about to overtake mankind. It is the darkest hour. But if men will come to me, my Immaculate Heart will make it bright again with the mercy which my Son will rain down through my hands. Help me save those who will not save themselves. Help me bring once again the sunshine of God’s peace upon the world.
Purity left America at that time, but our loving Mother has shown us a way out of our present crisis, the crises of the faith in America. Do we really want peace? Do we want to live in the Divine Will?
Jesus has given the people of America over to the loving and Immaculate Heart of His Mother. The remedy is simple. Submit ourselves to His Will. Submit ourselves to the requests from heaven.
Not many people know about the life of Sir Nicholas Winton but it was back before WWII that he led a heroic charge to save the lives of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport.
Who would not be moved by watching that short clip? Think of all those children (now adults) who were rescued by this one man.
In this 3 part series I will detail the efforts of another man leading the charge in modern day America, and to a certain degree, across the globe.
But, let’s back up and talk about how our troops have been trained over the last year. It’s very interesting to look at the new training our military is going through. Look at this series from the beginning of 2019 in MilitaryTimes.
In his report, Mr. South, discusses “working through tunnel systems can quickly devolve into the primitive, to soldiers and Marines belly-crawling with pistols and flashlights, but a range of updated technology is now used for underground spaces and threats.”
As part of subterranean and other urban combat, troops often have to breach heavy doors and other barriers. Check out the “manual breaching” techniques.
In the companion video, “The subterranean battlefield: Warfare is going underground, into dark, tight spaces,” they discuss why the focus on going underground.
“In the Zhawar Kili complex, Navy SEALs encountered a cave system in the early days of the Afghan War. They thought it would take a day to clear. Nine days later they had searched 70 reinforced tunnels, destroying 50 of them, including 60 structures inside a facility that included a mosque, repair shops, a medical facility and communications center.”
Todd South, MilitaryTimes, February 26, 2019
In “The subterranean battlefield: Warfare is going underground, into dark, tight spaces,” Todd South has another video with the caption:
In the modern battlefield, troops might have to fight an enemy in the vast subways and water systems underneath huge cities, or in the pitch-black tunnels guarding the North Korean defensive line. A new Army program aims to get them ready.
Ben Murray/Military Times
It’s interesting that this training will aid in fighting “an enemy in the vast subways and water systems underneath huge cities.”
One of the largest huge cities in America is New York City. Who could argue that? The subways and postal networks are huge under New York City. Listen to this recent report on “The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC”.
The infrastructure is so complex that different depths are reserved for different systems. The subway systems can go as deep as 180 feet. And the underground water systems from 600 feet to 800 feet. As a matter of fact they are working the third major underground waterway system right now. It’s still in construction as of last September, and is likely a vast underground tunnel right now.
What a perfect training area for these subterranean warfare environments.
Most everyone knows the mission of the Comfort and Mercy ships that were sent to California and New York in response to COVID-19. But, what if there were an ulterior motive. What if in some way these training exercises could be of benefit in a mission under New York City?
The next two posts on this topic will address the possibility of this type of mission and the reason for the mission. How does it play into the title of “Save the Children?” Keep an eye out for the next post to find out what type of mission and the man, like Sir Nicholas Winton, who is trying hard to “Save the Children.”