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.Revelation 13:11-17
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:
The Sea Beast and the Land Beast, I saw a beast rising out of the sea, Book of Revelation – 7 Churches
Pieces of the puzzle:
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?