Fr. Mark Goring’s latest YouTube describes two small fragments retrieved recently from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Listen to his podcast:
After hearing the two verses, I do think God is trying to get our attention. Here is the one verse that is very appropro to today’s world:
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to one another, render true and perfect justice in your gates. And do not contrive evil against one another, and do not love perjury, because all those are things that I hate — declares the Lord.
The other verse found recently tells about His anger being poured out like fire. His first wrath was by water and resulted in a flood that destroyed all of mankind except for those that found safety in the ark. Is this second verse an omen of how the cleansing of the earth will happen this time?
The mountains quake because of Him, And the hills melt. The earth heaves before Him, The world and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before His wrath? Who can resist His fury? His anger pours out like fire, and rocks are shattered because of Him.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church discusses fire in this way.
Fire. While water signifies birth and the fruitfulness of life given in the Holy Spirit, fire symbolizes the transforming energy of the Holy Spirit’s actions. The prayer of the prophet Elijah, who “arose like fire” and whose “word burned like a torch,” brought down fire from heaven on the sacrifice on Mount Carmel. This event was a “figure” of the fire of the Holy Spirit, who transforms what he touches. John the Baptist, who goes “before [the Lord] in the spirit and power of Elijah,” proclaims Christ as the one who “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Jesus will say of the Spirit: “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!” In the form of tongues “as of fire,” the Holy Spirit rests on the disciples on the morning of Pentecost and fills them with himself The spiritual tradition has retained this symbolism of fire as one of the most expressive images of the Holy Spirit’s actions. “Do not quench the Spirit.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church #696
In my post on chapter 13 from Revelation it mentions the two beasts in Revelation.
[The Land Beast] works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of men
Whether the fire is metaphorical or literal, fire it will be when His anger is poured out. Let us hope and pray the fire of the Holy Spirit will precede the fire of His wrath.
Cover photo attribution: By Tango7174 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26642848
1 – ‘Cave of Horrors’ Bible Scrolls Shed Light on Jewish Rebels, Candida Moss, Fri, March 19, 2021, https://news.yahoo.com/cave-horrors-bible-scrolls-shed-042233843.html
2 – What the newly-discovered Dead Sea Scrolls tell us about history, Matthew Rozsa, MARCH 18, 2021, https://www.salon.com/2021/03/18/what-the-newly-discovered-dead-sea-scrolls-tell-us-about-history/
3 – Unearthed Fragments Of Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal Ancient Bible Verses, Bill Galluccio, March 16, 2021, https://www.iheart.com/content/2021-03-16-unearthed-fragments-of-dead-sea-scrolls-reveal-ancient-bible-verses/
Our Catholic Study Session this week focuses on false prophets in general and The False Prophet from the book of Revelation.
Let us start our session with the sign of the faith.
This last week I ran across an article by Fr. Frank Unterhalt is a German diocesan priest. He recently wrote an article for LifeSite laying out the many prophesies and visions made by Catholic saints and mystics regarding the end times. These saints and mystics include Sr. Lucia from Fatima, Padre Pio, Bishop Fulton Sheen, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, and Melanie from LaSalette among others.
Cardinal Burke had a very appropriate summary of our times and discusses very briefly the False Prophet in this homily during the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In the approved apparition of LaSalette, Mother Mary said this to Melanie about the time of the Antichrist:
So it will be around the time when the Antichrist is born of a Jewish religious woman, a false virgin who will be in league with the old serpent, the master of fornication. His father will be a bishop. When he is born he will spit blasphemy; he will have teeth; in a word, this one is the devil incarnate. He will break out into a terrible scream; he will work miracles, he will only feed on fornication. He will have brothers who, although not devils incarnate like him, are children of evil. By the age of twelve they will be distinguished by the brilliant victories they have achieved. Soon each of them will be at the head of an army, supported by legions of Hell. The seasons will change. The earth will only produce bad fruit; the stars will leave their regular orbits. The moon will only reproduce a faint reddish light. Water and fire will cause terrible earthquakes and great tremors on earth, which will sink mountains and cities.
It was right after this quote that she said
Rome will lose faith and become the seat of the Antichrist. The demons of the air will work great miracles with the Antichrist on the earth and in the air, and people will get worse and worse. God will provide for His faithful servants and people of good will.
We discussed in our Land Beast post about how the Land Beast teaches things other than the true teachings of Jesus and as such can be considered a false prophet. What else has Mother Mary had to say to Fr. Gobbi about the false prophet(s)?
I have announced to you many times that the end of the times and the coming of Jesus in glory is very near. Now, I want to help you understand the signs described in the Holy Scriptures, which indicate that his glorious return is now close. These signs are clearly indicated in the Gospels, in the letters of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and they are becoming a reality during these years.
— The first sign is the spread of errors, which lead to the loss of faith and to apostasy. These errors are being propagated by false teachers, by renowned theologians who are no longer teaching the truths of the Gospel, but pernicious heresies based on errors and on human reasonings. It is because of the teaching of these errors that the true faith is being lost and that the great apostasy is spreading everywhere. (Mt 24:4-5, 11; 2 Thes 2:3; 2 Pt 2:1-3)
Marian Movement of Priests To My Beloved Sons, Message #485 The End of the Times, December 31, 1992
Mother Mary also spoke of how the Daily Sacrifice is the Daily Mass in this same message.
— The fourth sign is the horrible sacrilege, perpetrated by him who sets himself against Christ, that is, the Antichrist. He will enter into the holy temple of God and will sit on his throne and have himself adored as God. (2 Thes 2:4,9-10; Mt 24:15)
Beloved children, in order to understand in what this horrible sacrilege consists, read what has been predicted by the prophet Daniel. (Dn 12:9-12)
The Holy Mass is the daily Sacrifice, the pure oblation which is offered to the Lord everywhere, from the rising of the sun to its going down.
The Sacrifice of the Mass renews that which was accomplished by Jesus on Calvary. By accepting the Protestant doctrine, people will hold that the Mass is not a sacrifice but only a sacred meal, that is to say, a remembrance of that which Jesus did at his Last Supper. And thus, the celebration of Holy Mass will be suppressed. In this abolition of the daily Sacrifice consists the horrible sacrilege accomplished by the Antichrist, which will last about three and a half years, namely, one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Marian Movement of Priests To My Beloved Sons, Message #485 The End of the Times, December 31, 1992
Mother Mary finishes the message with “My beloved ones and children consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, I have wanted to teach you about these signs, which Jesus has pointed out to you in his Gospel, in order to prepare you for the end of the times, because these are about to take place in your days.”
Our Catholic Study Session this week focuses on the Mark of the Sea Beast. To help understand scripture I refer to the beast from the sea that starts chapter 13 as the Sea Beast. It’s also discussed in the Blue Book as the Black Beast. As we continue in chapter 13 after the first beast, the beast that arises from the sea, we read of another beast. One that arises from the earth. I will call that the Land Beast. With that in mind, here is the scripture from chapter 13 with clarification of which beast is being discussed:
Then I saw another beast[, Land 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[, Sea Beast,] in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast[, Sea Beast], whose mortal wound was healed. It[, Land Beast,] works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of men; and by the signs which it[, Land Beast,] is allowed to work in the presence of the beast[, Sea Beast], it[, Land Beast] deceives those who dwell on earth, bidding them make an image for the beast[, Sea Beast,] which was wounded by the sword and yet lived; and it[, Land Beast] was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast[, Sea Beast,] so that the image of the beast[, Sea Beast,] should even speak, and to cause those who would not worship the image of the beast[, Sea Beast,] to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast[, Sea Beast] or the number of its name.
In case you haven’t read the previous post, the insight there is going to be very needed as we tackle the discussion about the mark of the Sea Beast.
“Sister Anne” discusses the Mark of the Beast in the post on her website with a reference to the video below.
One essential tool “Sister Anne” has with most of her posts is the transcript with the video. I will be pulling snippets from her post and will italicize and highlight in the majestic color of gold to give credit to the her study and her website as the source of most of my understanding of the book of Revelation imagery and actors. She also discusses the significance of 666 that Mother Mary shared with Fr. Gobbi and I would recommend reviewing at least the first half of her video above as we continue in our discussion. “Sister Anne” opens with “There are some people, perhaps not a few, who attend Bible study classes on the Apocalypse because it’s a fun challenge to try to discover the meaning of all the symbols. It can’t be argued that it’s a great story embedded in a big puzzle. It’s fun to work a puzzle.”
What a great way to view Revelation. So much abstraction that treating each abstract as a piece of the puzzle gives you a method to attack the completion of the overall picture. By unveiling the meaning behind each piece and identifying adjoining pieces you start seeing the picture become familiar.
On November 12th, 2020, the Marian Movement of Priests held a prayer cenacle that discussed message #406 (The Beast like a Lamb), June 13th, 1989.
And so what do we already know about chapter 13 from the previous posts:
Sea Beast – Freemasonry. Land Beast – Ecclesiastical Freemasonry. Great Red Dragon – Figuratively Communism. Dragon – Literally, “ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world.” Satan works through the actions of Communist and Marxist nations.
With that understanding let’s review what Mother Mary has said about the Mark of the [Sea Beast] in message #410 (The Mark on the Forehead and on the Hand), September 8, 1989.
These are the times when the followers of him who opposes himself to Christ are being signed with his mark on the forehead and on the hand.
The mark on the forehead and on the hand is an expression of a total dependency on the part of those who are designated by this sign. The sign indicates him who is an enemy of Christ, that is to say, the sign of the Antichrist. And his mark, which is stamped, signifies the complete belonging of the person thus marked to the army of him who is opposed to Christ and who fights against his divine and royal dominion.
The mark is imprinted on the forehead and on the hand.
The forehead indicates the intellect, because the mind is the seat of the human reason.
The hand expresses human activity, because it is with his hands that man acts and works.
Nevertheless it is the person who is marked with the mark of the Antichrist in his intellect and in his will.
He who allows himself to be signed with the mark on his forehead is led to accept the doctrine of the denial of God, of the rejection of his Law, and of atheism which, in these times, is more and more diffused and advertised. And thus he is driven to follow the ideologies in mode today and to make of himself a propagator of all the errors.
He who allows himself to be signed with the mark on his hand is obliged to act in an autonomous manner and independently of God, ordering his own activities to the quest of a purely material and terrestrial good. Thus he withdraws his action from the design of the Father, who wants to illumine it and sustain it by his divine providence, from the love of the Son who makes human toil a precious means for one’s own redemption and sanctification, from the power of the Spirit who acts everywhere to renew interiorly every creature.
He who is signed with the mark on his hand works for himself alone, to accumulate material goods, to make money his god, and he becomes a victim of materialism.
He who is signed with the mark on his hand works solely for the gratification of his own senses, for the quest of well-being and pleasure, for the granting of full satisfaction to all his passions, especially that of impurity, and he becomes a victim of hedonism.
He who is signed with the mark on his hand makes of his own self the center of all his actions, looks upon others as objects to be used and to be exploited for his own advantage, and he becomes a victim of unbridled egoism and of lovelessness.
Message #410d-n The Mark on the Forehead and on the Hand – September 8, 1989
We see that Mother Mary indicates the mark is more abstract than physical. It’s what’s in your heart and mind that matters. It’s what you support that matters. If you have a heart for worship of Jesus, you will resist any movement from the anti-Church, from Ecclesiastical Masonry, to deny Him that worship. If you believe Jesus is not just a way, but THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, then you will not receive the mark of the Sea Beast.
Mother Mary also had this to say in that same message about being sealed with the sign of Christ:
If my Adversary is signing, with his mark, all his followers, the time has come when I also, your heavenly Leader, am signing, with my motherly seal, all those who have consecrated themselves to my Immaculate Heart and have formed part of my army.
I am imprinting my seal on your foreheads with the most holy sign of the Cross of my Son Jesus. Thus I am opening the human intellect to receive his divine word, to love it, and to live it. I am leading you to entrust yourselves completely to Jesus who has revealed it to you. And I am making of you today courageous witnesses of faith. Against those signed on the forehead with the blasphemous mark, I am opposing my children signed with the Cross of Jesus Christ.
And then I am directing all your activity to the perfect glorification of the Most Holy Trinity. For this, I am imprinting upon your hands my seal which is the sign of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. With the sign of the Father, your human activity becomes directed towards a perfect cooperation with the plans of his divine providence, which still today arranges all things for your good. With the sign of the Son, all your actions become profoundly inserted into the mystery of his divine redemption. With the sign of the Holy Spirit, everything you do becomes open to his powerful force for sanctification, which breathes everywhere like a powerful fire, to renew from its foundations the whole world.
My beloved children, allow yourselves all to be signed on the forehead and on the hand with my motherly seal…
Message #410o-r The Mark on the Forehead and on the Hand – September 8, 1989
Father Cortese said in the cenacle that Mother Mary is the General leading this battle to defeat Satan. How humiliating it is for the great satan to be removed by such a humble women. If the devil was defeated by Jesus himself, that would not be humiliating since he would be defeated by the Son of God. But to be defeated by a mere women, is disgraceful. But then again, Mother Mary is no mere women. She is the daughter of God, the mother of the Son, and the spouse of the Holy Spirit. No other man or women in history even comes close to those credentials. Ave Maria!!
Can you explain when Masonry or Freemasonry might have suffered a mortal wound?
What does the Land Beast represent?
How does the Land Beast lead unknowing participants along a path counter to God?
What is the difference between the mark and the seal?
In my previous post “The Sea Beast and the Land Beast” I talked very briefly about the Sea Beast, the beast rising out of the sea. The description in Revelation contains so much more and it’s time to unpack the mysteries of the heads, horns, diadems, and blasphemous names written on the heads.
And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads.
Why should Christians be concerned about this beast? Because that is the beast that is allowed to make war with Christians, to conquer them, and to kill them.
Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, every one whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain.
The beast is so powerful that all those whose name IS NOT written in the book of life will worship it? Men worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” Rev 13:4
If you are interested in making sure your name is written in the book of life, take heed. If you are interested in making sure you DO NOT worship the beast (or the dragon), take heed. Understand this beast above all others in Revelation.
I am the Virgin of Revelation. In me, the masterpiece of the Father is realized in such a perfect manner, that He can shed on me the light of his predilection. The Word assumes his human nature in my virginal womb, and thus can come to you by means of my true function as Mother.To My Beloved Sons, message 198, April 24, 1980
The Holy Spirit draws me, like a magnet, into the depths of the life of love between the Father and the Son, and I become interiorly transformed and so assimilated to Him as to be his Spouse.
I will bring you to the full understanding of Sacred Scripture. Above all, I will read to you the pages of its last book, which you are living. In it, everything is already predicted, even that which must still come to pass. The battle to which I am calling you is clearly described, and my great victory is foretold. For this reason, I repeat: do not fear; have confidence! In my Immaculate Heart, you will experience the joy and the peace that, even today, my risen Son gives to all of you.
To My Beloved Sons, message 198, April 24, 1980
What did the “Virgin of Revelation” tell Fr. Gobbi about the beast that rose out of the sea? In message 405 she explains with the care of a mother and the confidence that the victory is already foretold.
In 1917 Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima said “in the end my Immaculate Heart with triumph.” In message 405 to Fr. Gobbi she says “my Immaculate Heart becomes today the sign of my sure victory, in the great struggle which is being fought out between the followers of the huge Red Dragon and the followers of the Woman Clothed with the Sun.” message 405b
“In this terrible struggle, there comes up from the sea, to the aid of the Dragon, a beast like a leopard.” message 405c
To Fr. Gobbi on June 3, 1989,Our Lady continues, “If the Red Dragon is Marxist atheism, the Black Beast is Freemasonry. The Dragon manifests himself in the force of his power; the Black Beast, on the other hand, acts in the shadow, keeps out of sight and hides himself in such a way as to enter in everywhere. He has the claws of a bear and the mouth of a lion, because he works everywhere with cunning and with the means of social communication, that is to say, through propaganda.”message 405c
It is very sobering to reflect on the fact that in 1989 we were told that the social communication would become the propaganda of our times. With Fake News leading the charge towards a great schism in the USA, is it no wonder so many are deceived. Even the church today is going through the struggles of a great schism, even greater than the schism of 1517 where a German monk took 9M from the church and led them into heresy.
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
From what happened in 1517 we can see that a false prophet arose from within the ranks of the church to lead astray even the elect, if that were possible. Are those that followed that German monk part of the elect?
Yet, I digress, back to the Black Beast and Freemasonry… What are the characteristics of the Black Beast, the beast that arises from the sea?
And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads.
Are the ten horns, ten diadems and seven heads important? Are those symbols used in anyway to pull the children of God away from the true faith? The number seven is significant in the bible because it represents completion. God created all things in seven days. In message 405 to Fr. Gobbi, Our Lady reveals the meaning of the seven heads, “the seven heads indicate the various masonic lodges, which act everywhere in a subtle and dangerous way.”
She also explains the ten horns in this way. “Masonry rules and governs throughout the whole world by means of the ten horns. The horn, in the biblical world, has always been an instrument of amplification, a way of making one’s voice better heard, a strong means of communication.” Is it possible that many if not most of today’s media sources are ruled by Freemasons?
How high in the Catholic hierarchy are Freemasons? One person reached the pinnacle of Freemasonry by being elected the Grand Master. He describes how his life changed and he began following Jesus Christ to the Catholic Church in his podcast series here. He, above all other Catholics, understands Freemasonry and has done extensive research into those in the Catholic ranks who promote the ideals of Freemasonry.
And what did Our Lady say about the “blasphemous name upon its heads”?
The aim of Masonry is not to deny God, but to blaspheme Him. The Beast opens his mouth to utter blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, and against all those who dwell in heaven. The greatest blasphemy is that of denying the worship due to God alone by giving it to creatures and to Satan himself.
To My Beloved Sons, message 405, June 3, 1989
The error of humanism is that it places onto the creature the worship due to God alone. Compassion is important and all are expected to abide by the corporal works of mercy. But the concern for the compassion of others could lead you to believe that it is more important make people feel comfortable about where they believe they are in their journey with Christ rather than helping to instruct them by providing slight corrections known as “admonishing the sinner” which is one of the seven spiritual works of mercy. Even worse would be to teach Catholics they do not need to attend Sunday Mass but watching in their homes is all Christ wants or is expecting. Christ expects us to hunger for Him above our own lives, and to receive “our daily bread,” the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith. Humanism places concern for the creature above concern for the worship of God.
Mother Mary continues in message 405 by discussing the ten horns in contrast with God’s ten commandments.
If the Lord has communicated his Law with the Ten Commandments, Freemasonry spreads everywhere, through the power of its ten horns, a law which is completely opposed to that of God.
To the commandment of the Lord: ‘You shall not have any other gods but me,’ it builds other false idols, before which many today prostrate themselves in adoration.
To the commandment: ‘You shall not take the name of God in vain,’ it sets itself up in opposition by blaspheming God and his Christ, in many subtle and diabolical ways, even to reducing his Name indecorously to the level of a brand-name of an object of sale and of producing sacrilegious films concerning his life and his divine Person.
To the commandment: ‘Remember to keep holy the Sabbath Day,’it transforms the Sunday into a weekend, into a day of sports, of competitions and of entertainments.
To the commandment: ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ it opposes a new model of family based on cohabitation, even between homosexuals.
To the commandment: ‘You shall not kill,’ it has succeeded in making abortion legal everywhere, in making euthanasia acceptable, and in causing respect due to the value of human life all but disappear.
To the commandment: ‘You shall not commit impure acts,’ it justifies, exalts and propagates every form of impurity, even to the justification of acts against nature.
To the commandment: ‘You shall not steal,’ it works to the end that theft, violence, kidnapping and robbery spread more and more.
To the commandment: ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ it acts in such a way that the law of deceit, lying and duplicity becomes more and more propagated.
To the commandment: ‘You shall not covet the goods and the wife of another,’ it works to corrupt in the depths of the conscience, betraying the mind and the heart of man.
In this way souls become driven along the perverse and wicked road of disobedience to the laws of the Lord, become submerged in sin and are thus prevented from receiving the gift of grace and of the life of God.
To My Beloved Sons, message 405, June 3, 1989
How much truer today are these words than when they were spoken in 1989? Have we seen recently where people “prostrate themselves in adoration” to false idols like Mother Earth, aka Pachamama? Have we heard people using God’s name as an exclamation as their favorite team scores a touch down or using “oh my” before God’s name as if it should be used improperly and without grace. Have we seen a new family model being setup based on cohabitation or accepting unions even between homosexuals? Have we seen more Catholics vote in 2020 for a candidate who openly supports abortion for any reason, restricting religious liberties from organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor, and aiding the most aggressive communist country ever known, aka China? And they did that to the demise of the one leader who has fought more aggressively for pro-life issues than any other in the past 20 years.
It does appear the Sea Beast (the Black Beast) in cooperation with the huge Red Dragon, are winning the current battle between the dragon and the women clothed in the sun.
Message 405 to Fr. Gobbi is one of the longest because Mother Mary had much to cover. After describing the ten horns and the assault on the ten commandments by Freemasons, She then describes the “blasphemous name upon” the seven heads by describing the seven virtues and Freemasons seven capital vices.
To the seven theological and cardinal virtues, which are the fruit of living in the grace of God, Freemasonry counters with the diffusion of the seven capital vices, which are the fruit of living habitually in the state of sin. To faith it opposes pride; to hope, lust; to charity, avarice; to prudence, anger; to fortitude, sloth; to justice, envy; to temperance, gluttony.
Whoever becomes a victim of the seven capital vices is gradually led to take away the worship that is due to God alone, in order to give it to false divinities, who are the very personification of all these vices. And in this consists the greatest and most horrible blasphemy. This is why on every head of the Beast there is written a blasphemous name. Each masonic lodge has the task of making a different divinity adored.
The first head bears the blasphemous name of pride, which opposes itself to the virtue of faith and leads one to offer worship to the god of human reason and haughtiness, of technology and progress.
The second head bears the blasphemous name of lust, which opposes itself to the virtue of hope and brings one to offer worship to the god of sexuality and of impurity.
The third head bears the blasphemous name of avarice, which opposes itself to the virtue of charity and spreads everywhere the worship of the god of money.
The fourth head bears the blasphemous name of anger, which opposes itself to the virtue of prudence and leads one to offer worship to the god of discord and division.
The fifth head bears the blasphemous name of sloth, which opposes itself to the virtue of fortitude and disseminates the worship of the idol of fear, of public opinion and of exploitation.
The sixth head bears the blasphemous name of envy, which opposes itself to the virtue of justice and leads one to offer worship to the idol of violence and of war.
The seventh head bears the blasphemous name of gluttony, which opposes itself to the virtue of temperance and leads one to offer worship to the so highly extolled idol of hedonism, of materialism and of pleasure.
To My Beloved Sons, message 405, June 3, 1989
Virtue Fruit of living in the grace of God
Vice Virtue opposed by the blasphemous name on a head of the beast
Table 1, The list of Virtues and Vices
Again, it does appear the Sea Beast (the Black Beast) in cooperation with the huge Red Dragon, are winning the current battle between the dragon and the women clothed in the sun.
Mother Mary concludes her message to Fr. Gobbi with hope and the assurance that victory is imminent.
Now you understand how, in these times, against the terrible and insidious attack of the Black Beast, namely of Masonry, my Immaculate Heart becomes your refuge and the sure road which brings you to God. In my Immaculate Heart there is delineated the tactic made use of by your heavenly Mother, to fight back against and to defeat the subtle plot made use of by the Black Beast.
For this reason I am training all my children to observe the Ten Commandments of God; to live the Gospel to the letter; to make frequent use of the sacraments, especially those of Penance and Eucharistic Communion, as necessary helps in order to remain in the grace of God; to practice the virtues vigorously; to walk always along the path of goodness, of love, of purity and of holiness.
Thus I am making use of you, my little children who have consecrated yourselves to me, to unmask all these subtle snares which the Black Beast sets for you and to make futile in the end the great attack which Masonry has launched today against Christ and his Church. And in the end, especially in his greatest defeat, there will appear in all its splendor, the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.“
With this knowledge about the details of the beast that arose from the sea, we can now move on to what the Mark of the Beast represents. If the beast is Freemasonry, what could the mark on the hand or forehead represent?
This heavenly discourse comes with a description that clearly identifies 24 other thrones and the “elders” that sit on those thrones and bow in worship “before the one who sits on the throne.”
We hear of the creatures who exalt the one who sits on the throne. “Day and night they do not stop exclaiming: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come.”” And when the 24 elders throw down their crowns before the throne they exclaim “Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created.”
These words are not unfamiliar for Catholics because most of this discourse is exclaimed at mass each day, but do we really know which person of the trinity is being discussed sitting on the throne?
Given this description, who is this “Lord God almighty?” Is it God the Father, God the Son, or God the Holy Spirit?
Wouldn’t it be great if all symbology in the Book of Revelation were this clear? But, yet, just two chapters before we have the description about the 7 churches; “to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Per′gamum and to Thyati′ra and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to La-odice′a.”Rev 1:11
First mystery is why is there only 7 churches? Surely there were more churches by this time. During Mass today it was said the 7 represents the whole church. And in other bible study references it is commonly agreed that the number 7 represent completion. God finished his work of creation in 7 days. God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.Gen 2:2-3 The walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. Heb 11:30
And the Blessed Virgin Mary left Fr. Gobbi with many messages where she specifically wanted to unveil the mysteries of that last book because she believed they would be living through those times. In the Blue Book the only message about the 7 churches is in message 390.
390 — To the Angels of the Churches (Madrid (Spain); September 29, 1988 390a-“Beloved sons, . . . you have come from every part of Spain. . . 390d-This country of yours . . . is penetrated with a secularism which has particularly stricken the life of many priests and many religious. It has been lacerated by a deep interior division. It has been stricken in its pastors who, for fear of exposing themselves to criticisms, are remaining silent and are no longer defending the flock which Christ has entrusted to them. 390e-To you, who are the angels of the Churches, I address today the sorrowful reproach of my motherly Heart, for your lack of faith, of zeal, of prayer and of holiness. The Lord is about to ask you for an account of how you have managed his vineyard and why you have permitted rapacious wolves to enter into it, disguised as lambs, in order to devour a downtrodden and dispersed flock. 390g-Entrust yourselves to the protection of your guardian angels . . . 390h-And in the end you will all be able to form part of the victorious army, guided by your heavenly Leader, the Woman clothed with the sun . ..
As we had read before, the Blessed Virgin Mary came to Fr. Gobbi to unveil the mysteries in the book of Revelation. What mystery does she unveil in this only message about the 7 churches?
She talks about the angels of the churches in reference to the entire body of priests that were present in Madrid Spain. But, in a diocese we know there is only one voice for that diocese and it is the bishop. And so the bishop would be considered the star, the Angel of that church as referenced in Rev 1:20. “As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.” Mary also discusses Spain as one of those churches even though it is not listed in chapter 1. “Sister Anne” describes the a possible meaning of those 7 churches, the complete church, in her revelation series at https://houseofmaryomd.org/eschatology/apocalypse/mary-unveils-the-apocalypse .
“Sister Anne” has an interpretation like no other. That is that a grouping of sevens is obviously present in Revelation. And to go even further, she believes there are 7 groups of seven. But, even with the groups of 7, the first church referenced is in a way in common with the first seal and the first trumpet, and the first …
Next week we will not meet in person, but a FlockNote will be sent going into more detail on this topic.
This is the fifth lesson in a series that is being hosted at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Las Cruces. Lesson 4 can be found here. In this fifth in the series on the End Times we will research what has been described in Scripture, Magisterial teaching, Tradition, and writings from saints and blesseds, especially Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (1769-1837), and the approved mystic2 and stigmatist, Marie-Julie Jahenny to guide our discussion of the Catholic View of remedies during the End Times.
Further confirmation we are entering the time of the chastisement or tribulation (from time marker 1:00 to 8:00, and 15:00 to 24:50 from a good summary of our earlier sessions on the Cathecism discussion of End Times):
During lesson 2 a blessed candle was mentioned as one remedy for the three days of darkness. A single candle will miraculously stay lit for the entire three days. This brings to mind the story of the women who assisted the prophet Elijah when he was hungry. Her reward for assisting him was a container of oil that was not depleted until the drought ended.
“Arise, go to Zar′ephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” So he arose and went to Zar′ephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a cruse; and now, I am gathering a couple of sticks, that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” And Eli′jah said to her, “Fear not; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord the God of Israel, ‘The jar of meal shall not be spent, and the cruse of oil shall not fail, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” And she went and did as Eli′jah said; and she, and he, and her household ate for many days. The jar of meal was not spent, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by Eli′jah.
1 King 17:9-16
This is just one of many examples where we need to trust the messengers of God. Another example is told in the book of Exodus:
Then they shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat them. They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled with water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. And you shall let none of it remain until the morning, anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. In this manner you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s passover.
Another remedy during the three days of darkness was given to Blessed Maria Taigi of Rome:
God will send two punishments: one will be in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils; it shall originate on earth. The other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles. During this alarm, the faithful should stay in their houses and recite the Rosary and beg God for Mercy. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot….
The Rosary will turn into a very effective remedy for these times. More on that towards the end of the lesson.
In tonight’s lesson we will go back to the time of Tribulation. In Matthew chapter 24 Jesus is pretty clear about the warnings of the times that will have to endure the Tribulation:
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of the sufferings. Matt 24:7-8
Some of these have happened independently in the past, but Jesus is talking about a time when all these will happen at the same time. Wars and rumors of wars have been the scourge of the 20th century. Earthquakes are becoming a common occurrence. Here’s a page that gives insight into an Earthquake YouTube channel for all seismic activity.
Dutchsinse not only reviews the activity but, based upon prior activity, he predicts the most likely places where another quake will happen. He has become increasingly accurate in his predictions and his latest report from 8/28/2020 indicates a “Large Earthquake warning for Pacific.” For him a large quake would likely be between 6 and 7. It does not necessarily mean the quake will hit he west coast, but that a quake in the ocean could have far reaching effects with a tsunami hitting the west coast.
In 2020 we have witnessed the potential for a nuclear war with North Korea, seismic activity unprecedented in history, and famine on a global scale. That covers, wars and quakes, what about famine and pestilences that are described in Revelation.
In 2020 there have been numerous reports of locusts destroying farms in Africa and they are heading up to China which will likely lead to famine there as well.
According to wikidiff, there is not much difference between pestilence, plague, and virus. The bubonic plague is “the pestilent disease caused by a virulent bacterium,” while a pestilence is any “epidemic disease that is highly contagious, infectious, virulent and devastating.” We need discuss no further whether the world has been affected by a pestilence in 2020. Are there anymore pestilences expected? Wordreference.com defines this within the meaning of pestilence: “Political corruption is a pestilence in modern society.” Ain’t that the truth. Yes, there could be more than one. Earlier this month, Epoch Times reported that “China Seals Off Village Over Bubonic Plague Death in Inner Mongolia” and sadly there was also a report about it entering the US as early as July 2020. We will likely be wearing masks for some time.
If these then are the “beginning of the sufferings” that Jesus spoke of, what are those sufferings that will befall the world? And what are the remedies that the heavens have revealed to mankind?
Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
If this is the tribulation then the sufferings would be found in the seals and the trumpets of Revelation.
Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth; and there were peals of thunder, loud noises, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter. Rev 8:5,7-10
As I start to unveil the remedies that Our Lord and Our Lady have revealed to the prophets, let me reference a good source for anyone on the preparations and remedies during these times.
Some of the medals mentioned below are very powerful medals for spiritual protection. Should you be concerned of being superstitious about Catholic medals? They are sacramentals to be used as “sacred signs instituted by the Church to prepare us to receive the fruit of the sacraments and to sanctify different circumstances of our lives” (CCC, 1677).
Marie-Julie Jahenny was given great insight from the Lord and Our Lady for these times. It’s a long read, over 500 pages, and I’ve attached the scribd copy below. A free PDF download can be found here: https://www.academia.edu/11211343/We_Are_Warned_The_Prophecies_of_Marie_Julie_Jahenny 4
Deadly Plagues pg 574
The only remedy to protect yourself: Swallow a very small piece of paper on which is written: ‘O Jesus, Vanquisher of death, save us! O Crux ave, Spes unica!’
During Great Calamities pg 575
Say the prayer following the cross, (in procession), or, adore the cross you carry: “I salute You, I adore You, I embrace you, O Adorable Cross of My Saviour! Protect us, guard us, save us! Jesus loved you so much! Your Holy image calms my fears, I feel only peace and confidence.”
Say: “O Crux, ave, Spes unica! Et Verbum caro factum est. Oh Jesus, Vanquisher of Death, save us!”
Details on the Herbal Remedies pg 578
“You will take the infusion of St. John’s wort (Glechoma hederacea) especially during crisis, sufferings of the chest and violent headaches. Hawthorn (Craetagus oxyacantha) for cholera. For unknown fevers, the humble violet, (viola odorata) the perfume and virtue of humility will have effect.”
Special infusion for the hawthorn remedy, also a cure for the unknown malady that will begin with a burning red fever.
It will be horrible. The heat that will accompany it will be a consuming fire, so strong that the affected parts of the body will be of an unbearable redness, (red blotches / patches). After seven days, this malady, like the seed sown in a field, will rise rapidly and make immense progress (i.e. take over the body quickly).
My children, this is the only remedy that can save you: You know the leaves of thorns that grow in almost any hedges (hawthorn). The leaves of this thorn will stop the progress of the disease. You must pick the leaves, not the wood. Even dry, they will retain their effectiveness. Put them in boiling water and leave them there for 14 minutes, covering the container so that the steam remains. When the malady first attacks, you must use this remedy three times a day.
Advice from St. Gregory the Great, Pope pg 578
“What are you to do? Wait, pray, do what God wants. Let us serve God crossing all obscurities that are found in us. Let us serve Him despite all the darkness He makes us walk through. Even when the lights are completely extinguished in your souls, serve Him all the same, let us always serve Him. Never lose courage, crossing all perils, confronting all dangers. God will fill you with graces and consolations.” (August 19, 1878)
Scapular of Benediction and Protection
Jesus said to Marie-Julie Jahenny: “My children, all souls, all people who possess this scapular, will see their family protected, their home will also be protected, first of all from fires, which will never enter there. This scapular will strike down the ungrateful which blaspheme My Name in the home where it will be displayed. If an impious person enters, they will be so completely struck that their conversion will be close. All those who will carry it will be preserved from thunder, from sudden death and from accidents. During chastisements they will be protected.
Those who will carry it will be sheltered from any danger as though they already possessed Heaven. That this scapular, finally, will be as a lightning rod under which the blows of Just and Divine Wrath will not dwell.
I shall grant great graces to those who desire to be clothed in this Holy Habit.”
To the Priests, Our Lady’s beloved Sons
Earlier in this post it was discussed that the Rosary was an effective weapon during this time based upon the writings of Blessed Maria Taigi of Rome and the Three Days of Darkness. What did Mother Mary tell Fr. Gobbi about praying the Rosary and did she discuss the Tribulation time period?
34: Cenacles of Life with Me – January 17, 1974 The rosary is the weapon that I give to these children of mine to fight the great approaching battles which await them.
275e-f,h,r-s: The Dragon Will Be Shackled – October 7, 1983 Why is the holy rosary so efficacious? Because it is a simple prayer, a humble one, and it forms you spiritually in littleness, in meekness, in simplicity of heart. Satan’s pride will again be conquered by the humility of little ones, and the Red Dragon will find himself decisively humiliated and defeated when I bind him not by a great chain but by a very frail cord: the holy rosary. Today your heavenly Mother asks you to make use of the holy rosary as the most efficacious weapon for fighting in the great battle, under the command of the Woman Clothed with the Sun. Give your support to my invitation; multiply your cenacles of prayer and fraternity; consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart; frequently recite the holy rosary! Then the powerful Red Dragon will be shackled by this chain, and his margin of action will become ever more restricted. In the end he will be left impotent and harmless.
289h-i: Be Converted! – May 13, 1984 Pray more; pray with the holy rosary; pray among yourselves in the cenacles; above all, pray in the family. I want Christian families to return to the practice of praying with me and by means of me, so that they will be saved from the great evils threatening them.
295i: Be My Apostles – September 20, 1984 How great is the work of Masonry and Communism which, in a hidden way, is being carried out for the destruction of my Church, which has always shone forth and flourished in your countries. Respond to these dark attacks by spreading my light everywhere. Give to all the security which I have prepared for you in view of the bloody days which are awaiting you: the refuge of my Immaculate Heart. Fight with prayer and penance; let the rosary be your victorious weapon.
371f: Shed Light Upon the Earth – January 1, 1988 Multiply your cenacles of prayer. Pray more; pray with me; pray, with the recitation of the holy rosary. I desire that Christian families consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart and become cenacles of prayer, of love and of life with me. …
387k-m: The Eyes Raised to Mary – August 31, 1988 The eyes raised to Mary : thus you are being enlightened with the virginal light of my prayer and of my motherly love. Multiply your cenacles of prayer. Always recite the holy rosary. Spread throughout your countries family cenacles, as a remedy for the great evils which are menacing your families with division, divorce, the legitimizing of abortion and all the various means of impeding life. Your prayer must always be oriented to Jesus in the Eucharist. Let it be a prayer of continual adoration, of reparation, of praise and of thanksgiving to the Eucharistic Jesus. May the love and adoration of Jesus present in the Eucharist begin anew to flourish everywhere. The coming of the glorious reign of Christ will coincide with the triumph of the Eucharistic reign of Jesus. Love Jesus; imitate Him; walk along the road of disdain for the world and for yourselves. Let the light of Christ be the only light which illumines you, under the gaze of my motherly and merciful eyes, at the moment when you live through the great tribulation.
392f: This Is Your Hour – October 27, 1988 — Be witnesses of prayer. Pray always; pray more; pray with the holy rosary. Multiply cenacles of prayer, amongst you priests and with the faithful. Above all, spread all about you family cenacles, which are desired by me as a remedy for the great evils which are today threatening the life of Christian families, through the legitimizing of abortion, of divorce, and of all the methods which prevent life.
418e: Only in the Hearts of Little Ones – February 2, 1990 — This response has been made to me by the parish, in all its components: the pastor and the flock entrusted to him. The parish community has consecrated itself to my Immaculate Heart and, each day, gathers together in a cenacle of prayer with me, with the recitation of the holy rosary and prostrating itself in adoration before the Eucharistic Jesus, solemnly exposed on the altar. Thus Jesus is able to release within souls his great power of love and, in this poor and out-of-the-way place, is already bringing about the triumph of his merciful love in the coming of his Eucharistic reign in your midst.
434h: My Greatest Victory – October 7, 1990 The spiritual cenacle of my Immaculate Heart is the refuge into which all of you must enter in order to receive the gift of the second Pentecost. Thus, with the powerful weapon of the holy rosary, you will be able to attain again today my greatest victory in the history of the Church and of all humanity.
479b,n-t: The Angel with the Key and the Chain – October 7, 1992 The rosary is my prayer; it is the prayer which I came down from heaven to ask of you, because it is the weapon which you must make use of, in these times of the great battle, and it is the sign of my assured victory. The chain, with which the great Dragon is to be bound, is made up of prayer made with me and by means of me. This prayer is that of the holy rosary. A chain has in fact the function of first of all limiting action, then of imprisoning, and finally of making ineffective every activity of the one who has been bound by it. — The chain of the holy rosary has first of all the function of limiting the action of my Adversary. Every rosary which you recite with me has the effect of restricting the action of the Evil One, of drawing souls away from his pernicious influence, and of giving greater impetus to the expansion of goodness in the life of many of my children. — The chain of the holy rosary has also the effect of imprisoning Satan, that is, of making his action impotent, and of diminishing and weakening more and more the force of his diabolical power. And so, each rosary which is recited well deals a mighty blow to the power of evil, and it represents one part of his reign which is destroyed. — The chain of the holy rosary brings about, in the end, the result of making Satan completely harmless. His great power is destroyed. All the evil spirits are cast into the pool of fire and sulfur; the door is shut by me with the key of the power of Christ, and thus they will no longer be able to go out into the world to do harm to souls. You understand now, my beloved children, why, in these last times of the battle between me, the Woman Clothed with the Sun, and the great Dragon, I am asking you to multiply everywhere the cenacles of prayer, with the recitation of the holy rosary, meditation on my word, and your consecration to my Immaculate Heart. With these, you make it possible for your heavenly Mother to take action in binding Satan, so that I may thus carry out my mission of crushing his head, that is to say, of defeating him once and for all, shutting him up in his abyss of fire and sulfur. The humble and fragile cord of the holy rosary forms the strong chain with which I will take as my prisoner the dark ruler of the world, the enemy of God and of his faithful servants. Thus the pride of Satan will once again be defeated by the power of the little, the humble and the poor.
519b: The Hour of Calvary – May 1, 1994 — The rosary which you recite has a very great power against evil and against the numerous enticements of my Adversary. To the reign of Satan which is spreading, to the slavery of sin which is subjugating many of my children, to evil which is instilling its venom in hearts, to the snares of the Evil One which have become subtle and dangerous, to the powerful force of Freemasonry which has succeeded in insinuating itself everywhere, to the cult of Satan which is spreading, respond with the prayer of the holy rosary. This is my prayer; it is your prayer.
From these references from Mother Mary we see the Rosary is a very important weapon during these times. And we also see that our reciting the Rosary actual infuses a mystical power, if you will, to Our Heavenly Mother to be able to bind and ultimately defeat the enemy, the Satan. The rosary is best led during a family prayer cenacle (like was done in the upper room, Acts 1:12-14).
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away; and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
See the Publications link below to access a pamphlet that provides instructions on starting a family prayer cenacle. This by far is the most powerful weapon during these times.
There is a Basic Introductory End Times kit that can be purchased from the St Michael Store. You can purchase all the remedies individually, but having a complete set is an ideal way to be prepared.
The Marian Movement of Priests Publications page can be used to purchase the Blue Book to be used for family prayer cenacles. If you are not in a family prayer cenacle, consider starting one and getting the entire family to participate with you. A family that prays together stays together.
Marie-Julie Jahenny, “The Breton Stigmatist”, Mystics of the Church, https://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2015/07/marie-julie-jahenny-breton-stigmatist.html
This is the fourth lesson in a series that is being hosted at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Las Cruces. Lesson 3 can be found here. In this fourth in the series on the End Times we will research even further on what has been described about Purgatory and then a description of the rise (and fall) of the Antichrist.
In lesson 2 we discussed Fr. Alar’s view of those 5 stages in End Times. Those 5 stages are:
Time of great sin
Era of Peace – Triumph of the Immaculate Heart – Restoration of Christianity – Great Leader – Holy Pope
In lesson 3 we discussed those 4 last things that happen upon everyone’s death:
Lesson 3 included a detailed explanation of the purging process before entry into Heaven and the biblical basis for that. A short 7 minute summary of that can also be found on Ascension Presents.
In this fourth in the series on the End Times we will research even further on what has been described about Purgatory and then a description of the rise (and fall) of the Antichrist.
To those Catholics who think that purgatory is a relic of the Church’s pre-Vatican II past consider these 3 thoughts 1:
God is perfect; he is all holy. Nothing unclean can enter his presence (see Revelation 21:27). Therefore, we must be perfectly holy before we can enter heaven (see Hebrews 12:14).1
Though we may strive to cooperate with God’s saving grace, most of us will die with imperfections and attachments to sin.1
Therefore, there must be an intermediate state between bodily death and heaven that will cleanse us from our imperfections and prepare us to enter into the all-holy presence of God. The Church has defined this state as “purgatory.”1
Dr. Taylor Marshall talks in this video on the levels of Hell described by Saint Thomas Aquinas.
The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist
The rise of the Antichrist is depicted in several books of the Bible. In Daniel chapter 7 Daniel has a vision which is interpreted by the Angels. The vision includes 4 beasts and Daniel was very curious about the fourth beast. The description of the fourth beast is given in verses 7 and 8:
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrible and dreadful and exceedingly strong; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots; and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.
And so Daniel is intrigued as we read:
“Then I desired to know the truth concerning the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrible, with its teeth of iron and claws of bronze; and which devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; and concerning the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up and before which three of them fell, the horn which had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things, and which seemed greater than its fellows. As I looked, this horn made war with the saints, and prevailed over them, until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the Most High, and the time came when the saints received the kingdom.
On verse 24 of this chapter we find that the horns refer to kings. Reading in verse 22, this last horn wars with the saints and prevails until the Ancient of Days come. The Ancient of Days is a reference to God or more specifically Jesus. How do I know this? Verses 9-10 of this chapter in Daniel refer to the Ancient of Days passing eternal judgement. And there is also the book of Micah which states:
But you, O Bethlehem Eph′rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.
So the reference to Ancient of Days refers to the ruler of Israel born in Bethlehem. And so if the last horn in verse 22 wars with the saints and prevails until the Ancient of Days come then it maps with the book of Revelation chapter 19 which states:
And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast; they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
In both references there are ten horns and clearly called out in scripture as ten kings. The one with the ten kings in the Book of Revelation is the beast. The one with the ten kings in the Book of Daniel is the little horn who wars with the saints. In the Book of Revelation the ten kings and the beast make war with the Lamb but the Lamb, the Ancient of Days, will conquer them.
In 2 Thessalonians 2 is another description of the rise of the lawless one, the Antichrist.
Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-12
Prophecies from Saints concerning the Antichrist
Early Patristic Writers4
Didache (90-100): In the last days false prophets and corrupters shall be multiplied and the sheep shall be turned into wolves and love into hate. When their iniquity shall have increased they shall hate each other and persecute and betray; and then shall appear the deceiver of the world as the Son of God.4
Saint Hippolytus (died 235): “For this is what the prophets Henoch and Elias will preach: Believe not the enemy who is to come and be seen; for he is an adversary and corrupter and son of perdition, and deceives you . . .”4
Saint Zenobius (died 285): a. “Antichrist, the son of perdition, will be born in Corozain, will be brought up in Bethsaida, and shall begin to reign in Capharnaum, according to what Our Lord Jesus Christ said in the Gospel, ‘Woe to thee Corozain . . . Woe to thee Bethsaida . . . and thou Capharnaum, that are exalted up to heaven, thou shalt be thrust down to hell.’ (cf. Luke 10:13-15)… Swollen with pride, Antichrist shall enter in triumph the city of Jerusalem, and will sit on a throne in the temple to be adored as if he were the Son of God. His heart being intoxicated with arrogance, he will forget his being mere man, and the son of a woman of the tribe of Dan.4
Saint Ephrem (died 375): Antichrist will use worldly goods as bait. He will entice many Christians with money and goods to apostatize. He will give them free land, riches, honor and power. The devil will help him find all the hidden treasures of the world, even those at the bottom of the oceans. With those treasures he will attain greater success for the reign of Satan than at any time in past centuries. 4
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (died 386): He shall through his great power, deceit and malice, succeed in decoying or forcing to his worship two thirds of mankind; the remaining third part of men will most steadfastly continue true to the faith and worship of Jesus Christ. 4
Saint John Chrysostom (died 407): “Antichrist will be the illegitimate son of a Jewish woman from the East.” 4
Insights from the Saints and Blesseds
St. John Damascene (died 770): “His mother will proclaim she gave birth to him while remaining a virgin… Antichrist shall be an illegitimate child under the complete power of Satan; and God, knowing his incredible future perversity, will allow the devil to take a full and perpetual possession of him from his very sinful conception.” 4
Saint Methodius (died 885): “In the last period Christians will not appreciate the great grace of God who provided a Great Monarch, a long duration of peace, a splendid fertility of the earth.” 4
Bl. Anne-Catherine Emmerich: “When the time of the reign of Antichrist is near, a false religion will appear which will be opposed to the unity of God and His Church. This will cause the greatest schism the world has ever known. The nearer the time of the end, the more the darkness of Satan will spread on earth, the greater will be the number of the children of corruption, and the number of the just will correspondingly diminish…” 5
Bl. Anna Maria Taigi (19th Century): “Whole nations will join the Church shortly before the reign of the Antichrist. These conversions will be amazing. Those who survive shall have to conduct themselves well. There shall be innumerable conversions of heretics, who will return to the bosom of the Church; all will note the edifying conduct of their lives, as well as that of other Catholics. Russia, England and China will come into the Church…”5
This is the second lesson in a series that is being hosted at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Las Cruces. Lesson 1 can be found here.
In lesson 1 we discussed the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs 668-682 where it discusses the Church entering into a final passion similar to Christ’s passion. The Church, the Bride of Christ, will undergo a death and resurrection similar to her Bridegroom’s death and resurrection.
Era of Peace – Triumph of the Immaculate Heart – Restoration of Christianity – Great Leader – Holy Pope
There has been an unprecedented amount of sin present in the world over the last 10 years and it is safe to assume stage 1 is fully underway. We have seen great disasters; both natural and man-made disasters. Some say the corona virus was the result of experimentation in a labs in both the US and in China and that there is an actual patent on the virus going back several years. It was not new, just a new mutation. If we are not fully in the Minor Chastisement stage, it’s a pretty good dress rehearsal.
As Father Alar said, that stage is fully conditional. We would not even enter that if enough people turned back to God. But, without the repentance God has only one course of action, discipline. It is the only way at that point to save as many souls as possible.
In God’s mercy he will allow several events during stage 2 to turn the hearts of man back to Him. The first event is the Illumination of Conscience or what some refer to as the Warning. There are many videos on this and Father Alar discusses this at marker 47:00 in his video above. Another very faithful religious sister, “Sister Anne,” after being a Carmelite for 33 years, felt a calling in 2011 to start a new order. The new order is based on Mother Mary’s description to two shepherd children at La Salette in the middle of the 19th century about a religious order to help the world after a great turmoil and chastisement. She discusses the Warning and Illumination in this video and based upon the revelations of saints and blesseds:
As can be seen from the video and title, “Sister Anne” is expecting this Illumination of Conscience very soon. She is even sponsoring a conference called “Empowering the First Responders”
The Catholic Author, Christine Watkins, wrote a book earlier this year with a detailed account of the Warning for anyone interested in further research.
Before we arrive at stage 3, the era of peace, there is expected a permanent sign that will not have a natural origin. This Miracle will be supernatural in origin and will be permanent until the end of the times. It is supposed to happen within 12 months after the Illumination of Conscience. A previous FlockNote discussed the priest who died as a result of joy in seeing the miracle in a vision. Here is the link to read more about this priest and what happened.
A detailed discussion of the Miracle and it’s timing can be found at this site.
A word of caution is in order. Although a Miracle is discussed at both Medugorje and Garabandal, the Vatican has not given official recognition of the events at Garabandal, the movie released this year helped to address some of those reasons, and the Vatican has allowed pilgrimages to be made to Medugorje but again, no formal recognition of supernatural origin for the Apparitions themselves. At Garabandal, the seers were given knowledge of the Warning (Illumination of Conscience) which would then be followed by the Miracle which Conchita would announce to the current Pope 8 days prior.
In our next session we will continue the discussion on the Catholic View of the End Times with the Reign of the Antichrist.
“FROM THENCE HE WILL COME AGAIN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD”
I. HE WILL COME AGAIN IN GLORY
Christ already reigns through the Church. . .
668 “Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.”549 Christ’s Ascension into heaven signifies his participation, in his humanity, in God’s power and authority. Jesus Christ is Lord: he possesses all power in heaven and on earth. He is “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion”, for the Father “has put all things under his feet.”550 Christ is Lord of the cosmos and of history. In him human history and indeed all creation are “set forth” and transcendently fulfilled.551
669 As Lord, Christ is also head of the Church, which is his Body.552 Taken up to heaven and glorified after he had thus fully accomplished his mission, Christ dwells on earth in his Church. The redemption is the source of the authority that Christ, by virtue of the Holy Spirit, exercises over the Church. “The kingdom of Christ [is] already present in mystery”, “on earth, the seed and the beginning of the kingdom”.553
670 Since the Ascension God’s plan has entered into its fulfillment. We are already at “the last hour”.554 “Already the final age of the world is with us, and the renewal of the world is irrevocably under way; it is even now anticipated in a certain real way, for the Church on earth is endowed already with a sanctity that is real but imperfect.”555 Christ’s kingdom already manifests its presence through the miraculous signs that attend its proclamation by the Church.556
. . .until all things are subjected to him
Though already present in his Church, Christ’s reign is nevertheless yet to be fulfilled “with power and great glory” by the King’s return to earth.557 This reign is still under attack by the evil powers, even though they have been defeated definitively by Christ’s Passover.557 Until everything is subject to him, “until there be realized new heavens and a new earth in which justice dwells, the pilgrim Church, in her sacraments and institutions, which belong to this present age, carries the mark of this world which will pass, and she herself takes her place among the creatures which groan and travail yet and await the revelation of the sons of God.”559 That is why Christians pray, above all in the Eucharist, to hasten Christ’s return by saying to him:560Marana tha! “Our Lord, come!”561
672 Before his Ascension Christ affirmed that the hour had not yet come for the glorious establishment of the messianic kingdom awaited by Israel562 which, according to the prophets, was to bring all men the definitive order of justice, love and peace.563 According to the Lord, the present time is the time of the Spirit and of witness, but also a time still marked by “distress” and the trial of evil which does not spare the Church564 and ushers in the struggles of the last days. It is a time of waiting and watching.565
The glorious advent of Christ, the hope of Israel
673 Since the Ascension Christ’s coming in glory has been imminent,566 even though “it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.”567. This eschatological coming could be accomplished at any moment, even if both it and the final trial that will precede it are “delayed”.568
674 The glorious Messiah’s coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by “all Israel”, for “a hardening has come upon part of Israel” in their “unbelief” toward Jesus.569 St. Peter says to the Jews of Jerusalem after Pentecost: “Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.”570 St. Paul echoes him: “For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?”571 The “full inclusion” of the Jews in the Messiah’s salvation, in the wake of “the full number of the Gentiles”,572 will enable the People of God to achieve “the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”, in which “God may be all in all”.573
The Church’s ultimate trial
675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.574 The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth575 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.576
676 The Antichrist’s deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism,577 especially the “intrinsically perverse” political form of a secular messianism.578
677 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.579 The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God’s victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven.580 God’s triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgment after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world.581
II. TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
678 Following in the steps of the prophets and John the Baptist, Jesus announced the judgment of the Last Day in his preaching.582 Then will the conduct of each one and the secrets of hearts be brought to light.583 Then will the culpable unbelief that counted the offer of God’s grace as nothing be condemned.584 Our attitude to our neighbor will disclose acceptance or refusal of grace and divine love.585 On the Last Day Jesus will say: “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”586
679 Christ is Lord of eternal life. Full right to pass definitive judgment on the works and hearts of men belongs to him as redeemer of the world. He “acquired” this right by his cross. The Father has given “all judgment to the Son”.587 Yet the Son did not come to judge, but to save and to give the life he has in himself.588 By rejecting grace in this life, one already judges oneself, receives according to one’s works, and can even condemn oneself for all eternity by rejecting the Spirit of love.589
680 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.
681 On Judgment Day at the end of the world, Christ will come in glory to achieve the definitive triumph of good over evil which, like the wheat and the tares, have grown up together in the course of history.
682 When he comes at the end of time to judge the living and the dead, the glorious Christ will reveal the secret disposition of hearts and will render to each man according to his works, and according to his acceptance or refusal of grace.
Fr. Chris Alar discusses 5 signs to the completion of the End Times.
Those 5 signs are:
Gospel preached to the whole world. (Matt 25)
The great apostasy of the Gentiles. (Matt 24, 2 The 2)
Universal conversion of the Jews to Jesus and the Catholic Church (Rom 11:25)
Revelation of the Antichrist (2 The 2, 2 John)
Tribulation (Matt 24:9)
Introduction – 00:25-07:30
What Catholics belief, part 1, 10:08-24:00
Preparing for the Tribulation
The tribulation specified in Revelation 11:19 is followed by the woman being led to safety in Revelation 12:6.
and then a battle ensues between St. Michael and the Dragon,
In many of Our Mother’s messages she has continually stressed the times we are in and the need for prayer, penance, and fasting. There has been a constant mention of chastisement since before Fatima, if we did not change our ways. Fr. Gobbi felt the calling by Our Blessed Mother to start the Marian Movement of Priests in the 1970s and 1980s. Those interior locutions he received continued into the 90s.
As early as 1974, in message 33, she stressed the refuge to protect us. She said “If you live each moment in this refuge, you will always be kept warm by my love and that of my Son Jesus.” She went on to say “Fear neither the cold nor the darkness, because you will be in the Heart of your Mother, and from there you will point out the way to a great multitude of my poor wandering children.” She said that if we are in the refuge we will see all the events which are to follow one upon another as from afar, without allowing ourselves to be in the least affected by them.
Mother Mary proclaimed herself to Fr. Gobbi as the Virgin of Revelation in 1980. She had come to reveal to the priests the “secret of the Word, become flesh in my maternal womb.”
What is that place, that refuge of safety?
Message 72, April 25, 1975, includes “Take refuge now in my Immaculate Heart: I want you here to strengthen you and to protect you at the time of the terrible trial.”
The two wings of the eagle that led the women to safety are: 1) The Word of God, received, loved and kept with faith and 2) The Word of God lived with grace and charity. Mother Mary sought refuge for herself in the desert. She says in message 403, “The desert, in which I have made my habitual dwelling place, is made up of the hearts and the souls of all those children who receive me, who listen to me, who entrust themselves completely to me, who consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart.”
God has given Christians a refuge during this storm. For those who do not want to enter “a place prepared by God, in which to be nourished” during this storm, then the dragon is off to make war on “the rest of her offspring.”
At Fatima in 1917, Mother Mary promised that her “Immaculate Heart will triumph in the end.” After the triumph of her Immaculate Heart, Jesus will reign in the hearts and souls of all peoples and a great era of peace will be granted to the world.
That completes this week. Join us next week as we dive deeper into the events of the tribulation and especially the Warning, the Illumination of Conscience, and the Three Days of Darkness.
In a message to him on August 29, 1973, Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi: “Whatever I communicate to you, my son, does not belong to you alone, but it is for all my priest-sons, whom I love with predilection.
Above all it is for the priests of the Marian Movement of Priests whom I love most tenderly and whom I want to form and lead by the hand to prepare them for their great mission.
Therefore gather together in a booklet whatever I have told you…”
The Marian Movement of Priests has Expanded in a Powerful Way
And the Blue Book was written as Mother Mary had requested.
Know how to read and to meditate upon that which, in Sacred Scripture, has been clearly described for you to help you understand the time in which you are living. With my motherly voice I am leading you all to understand the signs of the great tribulation. From the Gospels, from the Letters of the Apostles and from the book of the Apocalypse, sure signs have been clearly described for you to make you understand what the period of the great tribulation is. All these signs are in the act of being realized in this time of yours.
The Great Tribulation – message 370 – December 31, 1987
There are a few posts on this site which dive deeper into these mysteries of the imagery of the last book of the Bible, the Apocalypse. This post is the overview that explains the dragon, the Red Dragon, the Black Beast, and the Black Beast like a lamb.
And this post dives into the concept of the Lamb of Zion and the 144,000 who bring a great multitude back to the teachings of Christ.
Although not spoken of by the Blessed Virgin Mary, this post on the Fall of Babylon was inspired one Sunday afternoon as I was reading chapter 18 and putting it into perspective of recent events that happened in 2020.