By Steven Merten
All biblical quotes are from the New American Bible.
All bolding, color and underlining of scriptural quotes have been added.
Jesus' words are in red. Bible Abbreviations
When Abraham stood before God, God commanded him to build a fire and offer his son Isaac up to Him in holocaust. Abraham was old at this time. Abraham only had his one son Isaac through which he was promised by God to have descendants numbering as the sands of the sea. The chance of having a second son was thought to be greatly impossible. Abraham turned around from the Lord and called to his son Isaac to help him gather some wood.
NAB2 MAT 10:14Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet. Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
“Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of people, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household! “Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man ‘against his father, a daughter against her mother,and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s enemies will be those of his household.’ “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is righteous will receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”
It is total, love, allegiance, trust, obedience, loyalty and faithfulness, equivalent to father Abraham, that exists in the heart of Christ's great Combat Angel of the Apocalypse, Michael the Archangel.
Archangel Michael, pictured in Revelations, does not let fear of death deter him from the task Christ has Commanded him. Archangel Michael knows that Satan, mankind's pride through unrepentant sin on earth, is going to be furious when Michael slays him with the sword of Christ's mouth. Michael knows that Man's evil pride in secular world power is not going to take dethronement on earth, lightly.
Michael puts fear for his personal life, and the lives of those Angels of the Apocalypse fighting under his command, aside, for the greater glory and protection of Christ's kingdom Zion. There will be martyrs on the Battlefield of Armageddon. However, living out eternal life as a veteran, combat, angel of the apocalypse, who died on the battlefield of Armageddon, faithfully fighting under the Command of our Lord and King Jesus Christ, to rescue Christ's Bride, the Church, from Satan, and establish Christ's Kingdom Zion on earth, is an honor.
NAB REV 12:5She gave birth to a son--a boy destined to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and to his throne. The woman herself fled into the desert, where a special place had been prepared for her by God; there she was taken care of for twelve hundred and sixty days...
...Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. Although the dragon and his angels fought back, they were overpowered and lost their place in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent known as the devil or Satan, the seducer of the whole world, was driven out; he was hurled down to earth and his minions with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have salvation and power come, the reign of our God and the authority of his Anointed One. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who night and day accused them before our God. They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. So rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell therein! But woe to you, earth and sea, for the devil has come down upon you! His fury knows no limits, for he knows his time is short."
The huge cross on a mountain, described in the "Third Secret" of Fatima, is God's Holy City Zion. Zion is Christ's. It is Christ, not prideful secular world power, who rules over Zion and the restored Kingdom Israel. The Holy Father making it to the top of the mountain, means that Christ's faithful do make it into Zion. Once Zion is established, Jesus rules forever and ever more on His Holy Mountain Zion. Jesus will rule on earth from Armageddon forward.
When Apostolic Successors climb mount Zion to Rule, they will suffer persecution as Jesus suffered persecution. The Third Secret of Fatima, in describing persecution to Christ's Church upon Messianic Enthronement, is a corrilation to Christ's prophesy in Mark 10.When Archangel Michael, whom is no doubt an Apostolic Successor and Pope, takes us into Zion, there will be martyrdom. The "Third Secret" of Fatima tells us that the blood of the martyrs is collected and used to assist those entering into heaven. This means that the blood of the martyrs at Armageddon is not in vain. Their sacrifice benefits 23000 future years of saints in their journey to heaven. Freedom from Satan is not free. Armageddon is Christ's Revolutionary War on earth, similar to America's Revolutionary War. Armageddon is fought to free the Israelite exiles and the world from Satan. Christ's Angels of the Apocalypse, whom are Christ's priests and Christian laity on earth, lay down their lives, along with Christ on His Cross, to assist Christ's Church, and all humanity, on their journey to heaven. The Blessed Mother tells us that the martyrs blood is collected and used to assist those entering into heaven. Israel and the world are free from Satan's rule upon the Battle of Armageddon. The book of Revelations shows us that it is not only Jesus but also His army of angels behind Him, who defeat Satan at Armageddon. Those who fight this war, by following Jesus into the Battle of Armageddon, will be our heroes with Jesus for all eternity forward and past.
NAB MAR 10:35Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." He replied, "What do you wish (me) to do for you?" They answered him, "Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left." Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" They said to him, "We can." Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared."
Any Priest, including the Pope, who is not up to the task, should humbly step aside now and let the priests and laity who are Christ's Angels of the Apocalypse, take their rightful place, as the 'armies of heaven' behind Jesus on the battle line at Armageddon. There is no letter 'I am greater' in the word 'Christ's Church'. There are only servants to our Lord seeking to love Him with all their strength. Michael and his angels of the apocalypse, pictured in the book of Revelations and in the "Third Secret" of Fatima, do not let fear of death deter them from fulfilling Christ's will on earth. Armageddon, which is the consecration of Jesus as ruler and enthroned as King over Zion, Israel and the world, will be built on the blood of Christ's martyrs. Let no human pride or fear of death stand in our way. Let us all humbly serve Jesus to the best of our ability. If one does not have the strength to serve Jesus as a martyr then we pray that this one has the humility to step aside and let those who do have this strength to serve Jesus as martyrs, take their place behind our Lord on the battle line at Armageddon. Let us go to Zion when Jesus gives the Command. Jesus does not stand alone on the battle line at Armageddon. Christ's army stands with Him.
“J.M.J. The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917.I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine. After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
Tuy-3-1-1944”.Quoted from: www.ewtn.com/fatima/apparitions/third_secret/fatima.htm
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NAB2 REV 10:1Then I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven wrapped in a cloud, with a halo around his head; his face was like the sun and his feet were like pillars of fire. In his hand he held a small scroll that had been opened. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and then he cried out in a loud voice as a lion roars. When he cried out, the seven thunders raised their voices, too. When the seven thunders had spoken, I was about to write it down; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have spoken, but do not write it down.” Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by the one who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them, “There shall be no more delay. At the time when you hear the seventh angel blow his trumpet, the mysterious plan of God shall be fulfilled, as he promised to his servants the prophets.” Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll. He said to me, “Take and swallow it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.” I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and swallowed it. In my mouth it was like sweet honey, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then someone said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”
NAB2 REV 12:10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time.” When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year. The serpent, however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current. But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus. It took its position on the sand of the sea.
Daniel 10 describes Archangel Michael: "No one supports me against all these except Michael, your prince, standing as a reinforcement and a bulwark for me." It is Archangel Michael and his army of apocalypse angels on the battle line at Armageddon who stand with Jesus and the Father. The Persians and Greeks, along with Babylon, represent the pride of secular power which enslaves Israel even to this day. It is this lineage of secular power, with their successors still in power over the world today, which is Satan, that falls at Armageddon.
NAB REV 19:11 The King of kings.The heavens were opened, and as I looked on, a white horse appeared; its rider was called "The Faithful and True." Justice is his standard in passing judgment and in waging war. His eyes blazed like fire, and on his head were many diadems. Inscribed on his person was a name known to no one but himself. He wore a cloak that had been dipped in blood, and his name was the Word of God. The armies of heaven were behind him riding white horses and dressed in fine linen, pure and white. Out of his mouth came a sharp sword for striking down the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron rod; it is he who will tread out in the winepress the blazing wrath of God the Almighty. A name was written on the part of the cloak that covered his thigh: "King of kings and Lord of lords."...
...REV 19:19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth, and the armies they had mustered to do battle with the One riding the horse, and with his army. The beast was captured along with the false prophet who preformed in its presence the prodigies that led men astray, making them accept the mark of the beast and worship its image. Both were hurled down alive into the fiery pool of burning sulphur. The rest were slain by the sword of the One who rode the horse and all the birds gorged themselves on the flesh of the slain.
Dear Archangel Michael, please come and rescue us from the devil? Let Jesus be the One enthroned as Ruler over the world at Armageddon. Let the 'seventh trumpet' blow! Let us Go to Zion. Amen!
NAB2 DAN 10:1In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel, who had been named Belteshazzar. The revelation was certain: a great war; he understood it from the vision.//...
...//DAN Continued. “Fear not, Daniel,” he continued; “from the first day you made up your mind to acquire understanding and humble yourself before God, your prayer was heard. Because of it I started out, but the prince of the kingdom of Persia stood in my way for twenty-one days, until finally Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me. I left him there with the prince of the kings of Persia, and came to make you understand what shall happen to your people in the days to come; for there is yet a vision concerning those days.”//...
...//DAN 10:20 Continued “Do you know,” he asked, “why I have come to you? Soon I must fight the prince of Persia again. When I leave, the prince of Greece will come; but I shall tell you what is written in the truthful book. No one supports me against all these except Michael, your prince, standing as a reinforcement and a bulwark for me.
P.S. I use the term "In Harms Way" out of respect and thanks to all WWII Allied Forces who put themselves in harms way to protect the world and bring peace to the world. WWII Allied veterans are the model to those putting their lives at risk to fight Satan on earth. Satan is man's evil pride in secular power, like Hitler, committing atrocities on the innocent. Many thanks to all our veterans who stood, stand or have fallen, in the pursuit of justice by putting themselves in harms way to protect the world from Satan.
NAB2 MAT 13:10The disciples approached him and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’ Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says: ‘You shall indeed hear but not understand you shall indeed look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears, they have closed their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and be converted, and I heal them.’ “But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. “Hear then the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart. The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy. But he has no root and lasts only for a time. When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, he immediately falls away.