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Combat Angel

Shepherding the Nations With the 'Iron Rod' of Christ's Mouth

By Steven Merten

Copyright 2008
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

NAB3 JOH 5:27

"The Father has given over to him power to pass judgment because he is Son of Man; no need for you to be surprised at this, for an hour is coming in which all those in their tombs shall hear his voice and come forth. Those who have done right shall rise to live; the evildoers shall rise to be damned."
Through Christ's obedience to death on the cross, 'the Blood of the Lamb', the Father gave Jesus the authority to sit at His right hand and rule. Through the blood of the Son, our Savior, Jesus, God has the power to hold a man's sins loost so he can go to heaven. Through the power of God's Word, the commandments of God, God has the power to hold sins bound, damning a soul to hell (JOH 12:47-50). After Jesus was crucified, died, and rose again, 'the Blood of the Lamb' the Father bestowed Jesus with the power to hold sins loost or hold sins bound. Apocalyptic scripture describes Jesus as having a 'sword' or an 'iron rod' coming forth from His mouth. If Jesus proclaims with His lips that a man's sins are held bound, that man goes to hell. Jesus proclaiming a man bound to his sins is therefore a spiritually deadly weapon.

NAB REV 1:16

A sharp, two-edged sword came out of his mouth, and his face shone like the sun at its brightest. When I caught sight of him I fell down at his feet as though dead, he touched me with his right hand and said: "There is nothing to fear. I am the First and the Last and the One who lives. Once I was dead but not I live-- forever and ever. I hold the keys of death and the nether world."

NAB ISA 11:4 The Rule of Immanuel.

He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

NAB3 JOB 4:9

By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his wrath they are consumed.

Scripture tells us that Jesus will rule the nations with the iron rod of His mouth. The iron rod of Christ's mouth which is the power to bind and loost sin also known as the 'keys to the Kingdom'. Jesus desires to use His power of binding and loosting sins, also known as the 'keys to the Kingdom', to shepherd and rule the nations. (PSA 2:8)

NAB REV 19:15 The King of kings.

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."

NAB PSA 2:8

Ask of me and I will give you the nations for an inheritance and the ends of the earth for your possessions. You shall rule them with an iron rod; you shall shatter them like an earthen dish."

NAB REV 12:5

She gave birth to a son--a boy destined to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod.

NAB REV 2:27

He shall rule them with a rod of iron and shatter them like crockery; and I will give him the morning star.

The Father bestowed Jesus with the power to hold sins bound or hold sins loost. Then Jesus empowered St. Peter and the other Apostles with His power to hold sins bound or hold sins loost. Jesus swears to the Apostles that anyone they hold bound to their sin on earth, Jesus will hold bound to their sin in heaven. Jesus does not go back on His Word. St. Peter, our succession of Popes, does not need any earthly king, dictator or president's help to enforce Jesus' law on earth. St. Peter, our Apostolic Successors, have Jesus backing them up from heaven with the deadliest weapon on earth or in heaven. It is through Jesus' chain of command that Jesus wills His Church and 'the nations' to be ruled and shepherded with the iron rod of His mouth. Jesus hands the iron rod of His mouth, which is the 'keys to the Kingdom', over to Apostolic Successors and wills them to use it to rule, shepherd and protect His Church on earth.

NAB MAT 16:13

Jesus replied, "Blest are you, Simon son of John! No mere man has revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. I for my part declare to you, you are 'Rock,' and on this rock I will build my church, and the jaws of death shall not prevail against it. I will entrust to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you declare bound on earth shall be bound in heaven; whatever you declare loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Then he strictly ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

NAB JOH 20:20

At the sight of the Lord the disciples rejoiced. "Peace be with you," he said again. "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." Then he breathed on them and said: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive men's sins, they are forgiven them; if you hold them bound, they are held bound."

NAB MAT 5:22

What I say to you is: everyone who grows angry with his brother shall be liable to judgement; any man who uses abusive language toward his brother shall be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and if he holds him in contempt he risks the fires of Gehenna.
Jesus goes into great detail on how He wills the 'iron rod' of His mouth to be used by the Church. Jesus wills that even individual victimized Christians, in individual injustices, if unresolved through repentance of the perpetrator, have the right to be protected by having their case backed up, through the Church, by the "iron rod" of His mouth.

NAB MAT 18:15 Fraternal Correction.

"If your brother should commit some wrong against you, go and point out his fault, but keep it between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. If he does not listen, summon another, so that every case may stand on the word of two or three witnesses. If he ignores them, refer it to the church . If he ignores even the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. I assure you, whatever you declare bound on earth shall be held bound in heaven, and whatever you declare loosed on earth shall be held loosed in heaven."

Jesus has given His sworn oath, an oath that He cannot go back on, that He will not forgive anyone bound to sin by Apostolic Successors. Even if St. Peter, and Apostolic Successors, themselves are not standing at the pearly gates, their binding and loosting of sins on earth, the 'the keys to the Kingdom', will be at the pearly gates allowing in, or locking out, of Heaven.

In the Book of Revelation, Jesus refers to His Catholic Priest Bishops, of the 'Seven Churches', as 'angels'. Jesus reveals His relationship with His Catholic Priests as being His 'angels'. In St. Faustina's Diary, St. Faustina comes to represent Christ's Church as a whole. In St. Faustina's, Divine Mercy in My Soul, 40, Jesus dresses St. Faustina in the same gold sash that Jesus' Angels of the Book of Revelation, who pour out the bowls of God's wrath, are wearing.

NAB2 REV 15:5

The temple that is the heavenly tent of testimony opened, and the seven angels with the seven plagues came out of the temple. They were dressed in clean white linen, with a gold sash around their chests. One of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven gold bowls filled with the fury of God, who lives forever and ever. Then the temple became so filled with the smoke from God's glory and might that no one could enter it until the seven plagues of the seven angels had been accomplished.

Divine Mercy in My Soul: 40 (St. Faustina represents the Catholic Church)

Jesus appeared suddenly at my side clad in a white garment with a golden girdle around His waist, and He said to me. I give you eternal love that your purity may be untarnished and as a sign that you will never be subjected to temptation against purity. Jesus took off His golden cincture and tied it around my waist.

NAB2 REV 16

I heard a loud voice speaking from the temple to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of God's fury upon the earth."

NAB2 REV 1:20

This is the secret meaning of the seven stars you saw in my right hand, and of the seven gold lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Chapter 2

"To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write this: "'The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks in the midst of the seven gold lampstands...

NAB2 REV 2:8

"To the angel of the church in Smyrna, write this:... "

NAB2 REV 2:18

"To the angel of the church in Thyatira, write this:...

NAB2 REV 5:6

Then I saw standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and the elders, a Lamb that seemed to have been slain. He had seven horns and seven eyes; these are the (seven) spirits of God sent out into the whole world. He came and received the scroll from the right hand of the one who sat on the throne. When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones. They sang a new hymn: "Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth."
Upon the Second Coming of Jesus, Jesus tells us that He will dispatch His angels to separate out the wicked from the just. Then Jesus commands His angels to hurl the wicked into hell and gather up the righteous into His Kingdom. The 'Sword of Christ's Mouth', which is Jesus lips binding sinners to their sins, which is Catholic Church Anathema, is the only 'hurl into hell' weapon there is. The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation is Jesus' lips loosting the repentant of their sins, so they can enter into Jesus' Kingdom Come. Catholic Apostolic Successors, whom Jesus refers to as 'angels', can certainly fulfill Jesus' command to separate out the unrepentant wicked from the absolved Elect, on earth, in preparation for Jesus' Second Coming, as King and Ruler of the world. Again, St. Faustina represents the Catholic Church, in her book, 'Divine Mercy in My Soul'.

NAB MAT 13:36

The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned (up) with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear."

Divine Mercy in My Soul: 980

My loving host, pray for priests, especially during this time of harvest. My Heart is pleased with you, and for your sake I am blessing the earth.

NAB3 Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.

Divine Mercy in My Soul: 966

My daughter, it is time for you to take action; I am with you. Great persecutions and sufferings are in store for you, but be comforted by the thought that many souls will be saved and sanctified by this work.

In Revelations 2, Jesus warns the early Christian church that if the evil doers among them do not repent, He will fight them with the sword of His mouth. Satan's home and Satan's throne are mentioned giving the sense that Jesus would be fighting Satan with the sword of His mouth.

NAB REV 2:12

To Pergamum. "To the presiding spirit of the church in Pergamum, write this: "'The One with the sharp, two-edged sword has this to say: I know you live in the very place where Satan's throne is erected; and I know you hold fast to my name and have not denied the faith you have in me, not even at the time when Antipas, my faithful witness, was martyred in your city where Satan has his home. Nevertheless I hold a few matters against you: there are some among you who follow the teaching of Balaam, who instruct Balak to throw a stumbling block in the way of the Israelites by tempting them to eat food sacrificed to idols and to practice fornication. Yes, you too have those among you who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore repent! If you do not, I will come to you soon and fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Jesus, as Commander and Chief of His Church, has His army, the Apostles and their Successors, on earth and He has armed them with, and authorized them to use, the sword of His mouth. If Jesus decides to deploy the weapon of His mouth and engage Satan in battle at Pergamum, He does not have to appear at Pergamum in the Second Coming. Jesus simply has to send the Holy Spirit to guide His army, the Apostles and their Successors, who are already on earth and armed with the sword of His mouth, to engage Satan in battle at Pergamum. Apostolic Successors are fully armed, authorized and commanded by Christ to use the sword of His mouth to protect and guide the Church on earth. Apostolic Successors calling upon Jesus to bind the fornicators and idol worshipers of Pergamum to their sins, will in deed 'shatter them like an earthen dish' and then some.

Protecting the Church of Pergamum from idol worship and fornication by 'cutting off' violators with the sword of Christ's mouth is a text book application as to why Jesus armed the Apostles with the power to hold sins bound in the first place. The sword of Jesus' mouth, is His power to hold sins bound, which takes the form of Anathema , on earth. Jesus wills the shepherds of His Church on earth to, 'cut off', and throw into hell evildoers and those who lead others into apostasy. Jesus wills His Apostles to hurl the unrepentant wicked into hell, to protect the whole body of His Church from being pulled into hell by its, evildoer limbs. Please visit Throwing Stones which takes a look at Christ's instructions to the Apostles on how and when to use of the sword of His mouth, to guide and protect Christ's Church on earth.

The beauty of the sword of Christ's mouth is, that, when wielded on earth, it is totally reversible. On earth, any sinner struck down by an Apostolic Successor's use of the sword of Christ mouth, holding sins bound, still has the opportunity to repent, and go to Apostolic Successors to receive, absolution and healing from an Apostolic Successor binding. Apostolic Successors have the Christ given power to hold sins loost, which is the Church Sacrament of Reconciliation, which heals a repentant's soul back into spiritual life.

By the Power of Jesus sworn oath, Jesus commissioned His Church shepherds with the power to bind and loost sins equal to His own power to do so. In this way Jesus shepherds His Flock with the 'iron rod' of His Mouth, through His Priests on earth. Apostolic Successors, using the 'Keys to the Kingdom', which is Jesus lips binding and loosting sins, on earth, will also be how Jesus will fulfill the scriptures, and His 'destiny', which tell us He will, 'shepherd all the nations with an iron rod' as King and Ruler of the world. Jesus will Rule on earth, with and through, His Church, the Catholic Church.

NAB REV 12:5

She gave birth to a son--a boy destined to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod.

NAB LUK 22:29

He said to them, I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred one on me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

NAB2 PSA 47:6

God mounts the throne amid shouts of joy; the LORD, amid trumpet blasts. Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise. God is king over all the earth; sing hymns of praise. God rules over the nations; God sits upon his holy throne. The princes of the peoples assemble with the people of the God of Abraham. For the rulers of the earth belong to God, who is enthroned on high.

REV 20:4 Thousand Year Reign.

Then I saw some thrones. Those who were sitting on them were empowered to pass judgement. I also saw the spirits of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and the word of God, those who had never worshiped the beast or its image nor accepted its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life again and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The others who were dead did not come to life till the thousand years were over. This is the first resurrection; happy and holy are they who share in the first resurrection! The second death will have no claim on them; they shall serve God and Christ as priests, and shall reign with him for a thousand years.

NAB PSA 110 A psalm of David.

The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand, while I make your enemies your footstool." The scepter of your might: the LORD extends your strong scepter from Zion. Have dominion over your enemies! Yours is princely power from the day of your birth. In holy splendor before the daystar, like dew I begot you. The LORD has sworn and will not waver:

"You are a priest forever in the manner of Melchizedek." At your right hand is the Lord, who crushes kings on the day of his wrath, Who judges nations, heaps up corpses, crushes heads across the wide earth, Who drinks from the brook by the wayside and thus holds high his head.

NAB PSA 2:8

Ask of me and I will give you the nations for an inheritance and the ends of the earth for your possessions. You shall rule them with an iron rod; you shall shatter them like an earthen dish."

"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done, on Earth as it is in Heaven" The way that God's Will, will be done on earth, as it is in heaven, when Jesus' Kingdom comes to earth, under Messianic Reign, is that the list of auto-anathema's, put into enforcement on earth by Apostolic Successors, at the Battle of Armageddon, will kick out sinners, from Christ's Kingdom on earth. God will build a wall of spiritual death fire between His' Holy City' on earth, where Jesus'' Elect' will live, and the darkness outside, where the living damned will live. The only way into, or back into, Christ's Kingdom Come on earth, once the fiery wall of Church anathemas are read, will be through the Sacraments of Baptism and Reconciliation.

We pray to You, Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You for Your gift of Your Divine Mercy Feast Day, and Divine Mercy Chaplet, that we, the faithful of your Church, will not have to be subjected the the tribulation of Your Second Coming. We anxiously await Your Second Coming, where You will Deliver us from evil.

NAB3 MAT 6:9 The Lord's Prayer

This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one.

NAB3 ZEC 2:8

People will live in Jerusalem as though in open country, because of the multitude of men and beasts in her midst. But I will be for her an encircling wall of fire, says the LORD, and I will be the glory in her midst."

NAB3 REV 22:14

Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the unchaste, the murderers, the idol-worshipers, and all who love and practice deceit. "I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star." The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." Let the hearer say, "Come." Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.

NAB REV 21:9 The New Jerusalem.

One of the seven angels who held the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the woman who is the bride of the Lamb." He carried me away in spirit to the top of a very high mountain and showed me the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It gleamed with the splendor of God. The city had the radiance of a precious jewel that sparkled like a diamond. Its wall, massive and high, had twelve gates at which twelve angles were stationed. Twelve names were written on the gates, the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates facing east, three north, three south, and three west. The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation, on which were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb... ...I saw no temple in the city, The Lord God the Almighty, is its temple he and the Lamb. The city had no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb. The nations shall walk by its light; to it the kings of the earth shall bring their treasures. During the day its gates shall never be shut, and there shall be no night. The treasures and wealth of the nations shall be brought there, but nothing profane shall enter it, nor anyone who is a liar or has done a detestable act. Only those shall enter whose names are inscribed in the book of the living kept by the Lamb.

NAB3 EZE 36:24

I will take you away from among the nations, gather you from all the lands, and bring you back to your own soil. I will sprinkle clean water over you to make you clean; from all your impurities and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you so that you walk in my statutes, observe my ordinances, and keep them. You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.

Jesus' Kingdom Come on earth, will be established through Law Enforcement. Apostolic Successors/Combat Angels of the Apocalypse, will enforce Jesus' Will using the 'Keys to the Kingdom', which is Jesus' lips binding and loosting sins, which is Catholic Church anathema, binding sins, and the Catholic Sacraments of Baptism and Reconciliation, which loost sins. A wall of Catholic Church anathemas are set up at the Battle of Armageddon, putting Christ's Laws into enforcement on earth. Those who have prepared themselves through Jesus' gifts of Divine Mercy Sunday Feast Day, Jesus' Divine Mercy Chaplet, and have all their sins absolved, through Jesus' representative in the Catholic Confessional, will be bypassed by the tribulations of Armageddon. They will survive to be the Bride of the Lamb, under Messianic Reign, in Christ's Kingdom Come, on earth.

If someone residing in Christ's Kingdom Come sins against an auto-anathema, they are automatically kicked out of Christ's Kingdom Come, and become one of the living damned in the darkness outside Christ's Kingdom Come. Sinners will have to repent, purify themselves in Christ's Sacrament of Reconciliation, to enter back into Jesus Kingdom Come on earth. Those living in the darkness, outside Christ's Kingdom Come, on earth, will suffer greatly. Using 'The Keys to the Kingdom', Apostolic Successors/Combat Angels, will enforce Jesus' Laws in His Kingdom Come, under Messianic Reign.

Archangel Michael is the Church's great guardian and protector. Scripture tells us that Archangel Michael defeats Satan by the power of the 'blood of the Lamb' and Satan looses his place in heaven (REV 12). We know that Archangel Michael, on his own, without the power of the 'blood of the Lamb', does not have the power to cast anyone out of heaven. Jesus gave His Apostles His sworn oath that He will not forgive in heaven, anyone they call upon Him to bind to sin from earth. Archangel Michael's weapon, and Catholic Apostolic Successors weapon, are identical. There is only one hurl into hell weapon, and that is Jesus' lips binding sinners to their sins.

In 1917, the Blessed Mother of Fatima told Sister Lucia, one of her seers, that Archangel Michael will be here as the events, recorded in the Book of Revelation, take place. The Blessed Mother warns us this time will be soon. The most logical way for Archangel Michael to take hold of his weapon, is to be an Apostolic Successor, or at least the leader over an army of Apostolic Successors who are armed with Jesus' weapon.

NAB REV 12:5

She 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."

Why would Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit, need Archangel Michael to combat Satan in 'heaven'? It would seem to me that Jesus Himself would be fully capable of the total annihilation of Satan in any battle fought in heaven, if such a battle could even occur in heaven. Before the 'blood of the lamb', in physical time, Jesus teaches us to pray, "Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven". If evildoer Satan is in heaven awaiting the 'blood of the lamb', and his war with Archangel Michael, at the time Jesus gives us the Lord's Prayer, then this would put a whole different light on what Jesus meant by 'as it is in heaven' (Mathew 6:9).

Jesus assures us that no one can enter the Kingdom of God, which we Christians understand as 'heaven', unless they are begotten of God (JOH 3:3). Saints born into eternal life as a part of God's eternal Kingdom cannot be harmed by the second death (REV 2:11)(REV 20:6). Satan dies in the 'second death' (REV 20). Satan 'lost his place' from 'heaven' by the power of the 'blood of the Lamb' (REV 12:7-12). Satan could never have actually been in 'The Kingdom of God', which we Christians know as 'heaven'.

It is by Archangel Michael's 'words' that Satan is 'cast out' of heaven. The only 'words' Powerful enough to 'cast out' Satan from 'heaven' is the sword of Christ's mouth the Power to 'hold sins bound' which Christ empowered to Apostolic Successors and, it seems, Angels. It is the sword of Christ's mouth, Christ's Authority to bind and loost sin, deployed by Archangel Michael, which displaces Satan from 'heaven'.

The Old Testament book of Daniel tells us that, the great guardian and protector of the Church, Archangel Michael, will come to earth in 'End Times'.

NAB DAN 12:1

"At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; Some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to Justice shall be like the stars forever.

"As for you, Daniel, keep secret the message and seal the book until the end time; many shall fall away and evil shall increase."

The Biblical book of Revelations talks about an angel coming to earth to chain the dragon, Satan, up in hell so he will not 'lead the nations astray'. It is no doubt the sword of Christ's mouth, the 'keys to the Kingdom', which the angel uses to hurl the dragon into hell and chain the dragon up in hell. No doubt this angel is the great Archangel Michael. Jesus empowered and commanded Apostolic Successors to 'cut off' and hurl into hell the evil portion of the body of the Church that leads the body of the Church astray. Please visit Throwing Stones. If a dragon shows up on earth, and he has a sin, which the dragon, who is Satan, has many sins, then Apostolic Successors have the Christ given power, to hurl the dragon into hell, chain the dragon up in hell, and even release the dragon from hell.

NAB REV 20:1

Thousand Year Reign. Then I saw an angel come down from heaven, holding the key to the abyss and a huge chain in his hand. He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil or Satan, and chained him up for a thousand years. The angel hurled him into the abyss, which he closed and sealed over him. He did this so that the dragon might not lead the nations astray until the thousand years are over. After this, the dragon is to be released for a short time.

NAB ISA 27:1

On that day, The LORD will punish with his sword that is cruel, great, and strong, Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the coiled serpent; and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea. On that day, The pleasant vineyard, sing about it! I, the LORD, am its keeper, I water it every moment; Lest anyone harm it, night and day I guard it. I am not angry, but if I were to find briers and thorns, In battle I should march against them; I should burn them all. Expunging and expelling, I should strive against them, carrying them off with my cruel wind in time of storm. In days to come Jacob shall take root, Israel shall sprout and blossom, covering all the world with fruit. Is he to be smitten as his smiter was smitten? or slain as his slayer was slain? Or shall he cling to me for refuge? He must make peace with me; peace shall he make with me!

St. Michael the Archangel

...In art St. Michael is represented as an angelic warrior, fully armed with helmet, sword, and shield (often the shield bears the Latin inscription: Quis ut Deus), standing over the dragon, whom he sometimes pierces with a lance. He also holds a pair of scales in which he weighs the souls of the departed (cf. Rock, "The Church of Our Fathers", III, 160), or the book of life, to show that he takes part in the judgment...

Quoted from New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10275b.htm

ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT, END TIMES

divine intervention within salvation history.

This intermediary stage is the most dynamic and active, because during this stage we pass from the reign of sin to the reign of Jesus Christ in the hearts of men and women. Montfort is convinced that the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ should not be projected into the hereafter but must come into existence on earth, in this world: "Is it not true that your kingdom must come?" This is the leitmotif of TD from its first sentence: "It was through the blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus Christ came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world". Who will be able to transform the world? For Montfort there is no doubt: God alone can accomplish such a task. He will intervene with "a deluge of fire, love and justice" through the mediation of the Spirit and the manifold acts of Mary. This divine intervention will be through and in mankind, especially through the "apostles of the end times". Their task will be twofold: " destroying sin and setting up the kingdom of Jesus"....

...The work of the apostles of the end times swings essentially around two poles, one negative, the other positive: "destroying sin and establishing the reign of Jesus Christ". The first pole involves a series of aggressive actions against the forces of evil: they"will give battle, overthrowing and crushing", they "will thunder against sin, they will storm against the world, they will strike down the devil and his followers", they "will be the odor of death to the great, the rich and the proud of this world". In the PM, along the same lines, Montfort foresees missionaries who will attack and overthrow the "enemies of God", who will "crush the head of the serpent", "address their ardent prayers to heaven, turning them into the weapons which will overcome or convert their enemies". The positive pole, which is described in more detail, consists of actions directed at the reform of the Church and its extension into the world: their "ministry will renew the face of the earth and reform your Church". With this objective, the apostles of the end times will carry out sanctifying apostolic work: they "will enkindle everywhere the fires of divine love"; "wherever they preach, they will leave behind them nothing but the gold of love"; they will be the "sweet fragrance of Jesus". They will "build the temple of the true Solomon and the mystical city of God", and they will "shower down the rain of God's word and of eternal life". Moreover, they will work to extend the Lord's empire "over the impious, the idolators and Muslims", receiving the deluge of fire that will empower them to convert "Muslims, idolators and even Jews"....

... His proposed congregation of missionary priests forms the core of these apostles. But the activity and the mighty battles of the end times must not be reserved to them alone. In two other prophetic texts, Montfort speaks more generally of "chosen souls" in whom Mary will reign sovereign, and he enlarges the horizon to embrace "a mighty legion of brave and valiant soldiers of Jesus and Mary, both men and women"

Quoted from: JESUS LIVING IN MARY: HANDBOOK OF THE SPIRITUALITY OF ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT END TIMES

Daniel 12:1 tells us that Archangel Michael is on earth in the era of the apocalypse. Archangel Michael is on earth when the Beast (Satan) is defeated and hurled into hell at Armageddon (REV 19:11). Archangel Michael is on earth, when the dragon (Satan) is hurled into hell and chained up in hell (REV 20:1). It is on free willed earth where Jesus and His 'armies of heaven' must do combat against Christ's enemy Satan and Satan's forces of evil. We know that Michael defeats Satan at Armageddon to usher in Messianic Reign. It is highly likely, if not indisputable, that all three of these angelic events are describing the same prophetic event. All three angelic events are describing the angel who prepares the earth for Jesus' Messianic Reign. In all these events, it is the sword of Christ's mouth, the 'Keys to the Kingdom', which is the weapon used to defeat Satan. All three events are surrounded by statements of Jesus ruling or shepherding the nations with the rod of His mouth. We know that Jesus left the sword of His mouth, the keys to the Kingdom, on earth to be used by others to shepherd His Flock in His place. Messianic Reign is all about shepherding the nations with the iron rod of Jesus mouth.

Wherever Christ's troops, Angelic or Apostolic, deploy the weapon of Christ's mouth, Jesus will be there with them, backing them up from heaven. The sword of Christ's mouth, the keys to the Kingdom, wielded on earth, by the 'armies of heaven', has repercussions in heaven. "Whatever you declare bound on earth shall be bound in heaven" (Mathew 16:19). No doubt it will be from earth, at Armageddon, that Satan, man's evil pride on earth, will be cast down from heaven.

Church Anathema is the sword or 'iron rod' of Christ's mouth on earth. Scrolls carry words. In Zechariah 5 the scroll is sent out to and consume and destroys perjures and thieves through out the world. The scroll that the great angel reads, to deliver the seven woes of Revelations, certainly could be describing Church anathema. Whether it is Church anathema or an angelic weapon identical to Church anathema, anathema is the weapon of Christ's great combat angels of the apocalypse.

NAB2 ZEC 5:1

Then I raised my eyes again and saw a scroll flying. "What do you see?" he asked me. I answered, "I see a scroll flying; it is twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide." Then he said to me: "This is the curse which is to go forth over the whole earth; in accordance with it shall every thief be swept away, and in accordance with it shall every perjurer be expelled from here. I will send it forth, says the LORD of hosts, and it shall come into the house of the thief, or into the house of him who perjures himself with my name; it shall lodge within his house, consuming it, timber and stones."

NAB2 REV 10

Then 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."

ANATHEMA

In passing this sentence, the pontiff is vested in amice, stole, and a violet cope, wearing his mitre, and assisted by twelve priests clad in their surplices and holding lighted candles. He takes his seat in front of the altar or in some other suitable place, amid pronounces the formula of anathema which ends with these words: Wherefore in the name of God the All-powerful, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, of the Blessed Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and of all the saints, in virtue of the power which has been given us of binding and loosing in Heaven and on earth, we deprive N-- himself and all his accomplices and all his abettors of the Communion of the Body and Blood of our Lord, we separate him from the society of all Christians, we exclude him from the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church in Heaven and on earth, we declare him excommunicated and anathematized and we judge him condemned to eternal fire with Satan and his angels and all the reprobate , so long as he will not burst the fetters of the demon, do penance and satisfy the Church; we deliver him to Satan to mortify his body, that his soul may be saved on the day of judgment."...

...He who dares to despise our decision, let him be stricken with anathema maranatha, i.e. may he be damned at the coming of the Lord, may he have his place with Judas Iscariot, he and his companions.

Quoted from: New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia - Anathema

J.M.J. The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917.

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!' .

When Jesus wields His sickle from heaven it is actually an angel who wields Christ's sickle on earth. Scripture tells us that it is Jesus who treads out the winepress of God's wrath at Armageddon. It is also clear from scriptures that it is an angel who carries out Christ's order to operate the wine press of God's wrath. Apocalyptic scriptures tell us that God musters an army for war. We get the picture that it is Jesus who operates the winepress of God's wrath from heaven by commanding His warrior angels on earth to carry out His will. It is from heaven that Jesus will shepherd the nations with the iron rod of His mouth through His Commands to His army on earth. It is Christ's army, Archangel Michael and his angels, who wield Christ's sickle on earth and hurl Satan and the beast into hell at Armageddon. They do so under the command of their King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ.

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.

NAB REV 14:12

Here is what sustains the holy ones who keep God's commandments and their faith in Jesus.

I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," said the Spirit, "let them find rest from their labors, for their works accompany them."

Then I looked and there was a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud one who looked like a son of man, with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Another angel came out of the temple, crying out in a loud voice to the one sitting on the cloud, "Use your sickle and reap the harvest, for the time to reap has come, because the earth's harvest is fully ripe." So the one who was sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.

Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven who also had a sharp sickle. Then another angel (came) from the altar, (who) was in charge of the fire, and cried out in a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Use your sharp sickle and cut the clusters from the earth's vines, for its grapes are ripe." So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the earth's vintage. He threw it into the great wine press of God's fury. The wine press was trodden outside the city and blood poured out of the wine press to the height of a horse's bridle for two hundred miles.

NAB JOE 4:9

Declare this among the nations: proclaim a war, rouse the warriors to arms! Let all the soldiers report and march! Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak man say, "I am a warrior!"

Hasten and come, all you neighboring peoples, assemble there!(Bring down, O Lord, your warriors!) Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit in judgment upon all the neighboring nations.

Apply the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; Come and tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for great is their malice.

Jesus commands His Church that if Her hand, foot or eye is Her undoing, She is to cut it off and throw it into Gehenna (hell). Jesus commands His Church that She is not to allow the scandalous conduct of the individual limbs of Her body to pull Her whole body into damnation. The reason Jesus left Apostolic Successors with the sword of His mouth was to empower His Church to 'cut off' and throw into hell those limbs of Her body which pull the whole body of the Church into hell. As Jesus commands His Angels of the Apocalypse to hurl into hell those who 'draw others to apostasy' (MAT 13:38, quoted above) so does Jesus command His Church leaders to hurl into hell those who draw others to apostasy (MAT 18:5 quoted below).

NAB MAT 18:5

"Whoever welcomes one such child for my sake welcomes me. On the other hand, it would be better for anyone who leads astray one of these little ones who believes in me, to be drown by a millstone around his neck, in the depths of the sea. What terrible things will come on the world through scandal! It is inevitable that scandal should occur. Nonetheless, woe to that man through whom scandal comes! If your hand or foot is your undoing, cut it off and throw it from you! Better to enter life maimed or crippled than be thrown with two hands or feet into endless fire. If your eye is your downfall, gouge it out and cast it from you! Better to enter life with one eye than be thrown with both into fiery Gehenna.

Throwing Stones

If we see the whole body of the Church being pulled into hell by Her scandalous limbs and we do not hear the big gun, the sword of Christ's mouth, going off, through the spoken word of a Successor, in defense of the Church, then we have to consider the consequence of the whole body of the Church being pulled into damnation by Her limbs.

Consider the scenario where a shepherd shows up before Jesus without Christ's flock behind him. Jesus will say, "Hello Pope so and so, where is My flock which I left in your care?" The Pope will no doubt say, "Lord I told Mr. Obama, Stalin, Hitler, and all the dictators, presidents and kings of the earth to enforce Your laws on earth but they did not do it." Jesus will likely say, "When I was on earth I did not even talk to Herod or Pilot when they wanted to talk to Me (Luke 23:8), nor did I talk to Caesar. I left world leaders with no instructions on how to rule, shepherd, and enforce My laws on earth. I left you, Peter, my Apostolic Successors, with all the Power, Authority and Shepherding Responsibility, all wrapped up in the sword of My mouth, to enforce My laws on earth and to protect My Bride, the Church. I gave you, Peter, not Caesar, My Authority to shepherd My Flock in My place. So Peter, My Apostolic Successors, the shepherds of My flock, Where Is My Flock!"

Revelations 19 tells us that Christ's priests will reign with Him for a 'thousand years' after Christ's victory at Armageddon. Certainly Anathema, used in conjunction with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the two keys to the Kingdom, will be the tools which Christ's priests will use to rule on earth, with Christ, for the 'thousand years' after Armageddon.

REV 20:4 Thousand Year Reign.

Then I saw some thrones. Those who were sitting on them were empowered to pass judgement. I also saw the spirits of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and the word of God, those who had never worshiped the beast or its image nor accepted its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life again and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The others who were dead did not come to life till the thousand years were over. This is the first resurrection; happy and holy are they who share in the first resurrection! The second death will have no claim on them; they shall serve God and Christ as priests, and shall reign with him for a thousand years.

A portion from the "Third Secret of Fatima".

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;

Quoted from:Vatican: Third Secret of Fatima

NAB3 OBA 1:17 Judah Shall Be Restored.

But on Mount Zion there shall be a portion saved; the mountain shall be holy, And the house of Jacob shall take possession of those that dispossessed them....
...And saviors shall ascend Mount Zion to rule the mount of Esau, and the kingship shall be the LORD'S.

NAB2 PSA 47:6

God mounts the throne amid shouts of joy; the LORD, amid trumpet blasts. Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise. God is king over all the earth; sing hymns of praise. God rules over the nations; God sits upon his holy throne. The princes of the peoples assemble with the people of the God of Abraham. For the rulers of the earth belong to God, who is enthroned on high.
So why would Jesus empower His Church leaders, and angels of the apocalypse, with the great weapon of His mouth, the power to bind men to sin, which is a spiritual death weapon? The weapon of Christ's mouth is the deadliest weapon in heaven or on earth. Why do good men bear physical weapons? To protect those they love. Excommunication is a peashooter compared to the weapon of Christ's mouth, Anathema. If the Church's Husband only left Her protectors with the peashooter excommunication, one would have to wonder if He truly did love Her. Jesus armed His Church protectors with His own weapon and commanded His Church protectors to wield His weapon upon His foe, Satan, to protect His Bride the Church whom He loves. Rather than let the whole body of His Church be pulled into hell by the apostasy of evildoers (Satan), Jesus orders His Church leaders to use the sword of His mouth to 'cut off' evildoers to protect His Church. Jesus does what He does because He loves us.

Apocalyptic scriptures tell us that Christ's soldiers will run on mountain tops, scale tall walls, and there will be no hiding from Christ's warriors. What gives Christ's warriors these super hero capabilities? Anathema! Church Anathema is the Sword of Christ's Mouth on earth. When deployed there is no hiding from anathema and there is no stopping anathema, because Jesus sees all sins. When struck by the sword of Christ's Mouth, anathema, a person only has two options; Surrender to Christ through repentance and absolution from the Church or pridefully remain in spiritual death.

NAB JOE 2

Blow the trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; Yes, it is near, a day of darkness and of gloom, a day of clouds and somberness! Like dawn spreading over the mountains, a people numerous and mighty! Their like has not been from of old, nor will it be after them, even to the years of distant generations. Before them a fire devours, and after them a flame enkindles; Like the garden of Eden is the land before them, and after them a desert waste; from them there is no escape.

Their appearance is that of horses; like steeds they run. As with the rumble of chariots they leap on the mountaintops; As with the crackling of a fiery flame devouring stubble; Like a mighty people arrayed for battle. Before them peoples are in torment, every face blanches.

Like warriors they run, like soldiers they scale the wall; They advance, each in his own lane, without swerving from their paths. No one crowds another, each advances in his own track; Though they fall into the ditches, they are not checked. They assault the city, they run upon the wall, they climb into the houses; In at the windows they come like thieves. Before them the earth trembles, the heavens shake; The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withhold their brightness.

The LORD raises his voice at the head of his army; For immense indeed is his camp, yes, mighty, and it does his bidding. For great is the day of the LORD, and exceedingly terrible; who can bear it? Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind him a blessing, Offerings and libations for the LORD, your God.

NAB MAT 13:38

The weeds are the followers of the evil one and the enemy who sowed them them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, while the harvesters are the angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of Man will dispatch his angels to collect from his kingdom all who draw others to apostasy, and all evildoers. The angels will hurl them into the fiery furnace where they will wail and grind their teeth. Then the saints will shine like the sun in their Father's kingdom.

NAB ISA 13

An oracle concerning Babylon; a vision of Isaiah, son of Amoz. Upon the bare mountains set up a signal; cry out to them, Wave for them to enter the gates of the volunteers.

I have commanded my dedicated soldiers, I have summoned my warriors, eager and bold to carry out my anger.

Listen! the rumble on the mountains: that of an immense throng!Listen! the noise of kingdoms, nations assembled! The LORD of hosts is mustering an army for battle. They come from a far-off country, and from the end of the heavens, The LORD and the instruments of his wrath, to destroy all the land.

Howl, for the day of the LORD is near; as destruction from the Almighty it comes. Therefore all hands fall helpless, the bows of the young men fall from their hands.Every man's heart melts in terror. Pangs and sorrows take hold of them, like a woman in labor they writhe; They look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.

Lo, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and burning anger; To lay waste the land and destroy the sinners within it! The stars and constellations of the heavens end forth no light; The sun is dark when it rises, and the light of the moon does not shine. Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their guilt. I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, the insolence of tyrants I will humble. I will make mortals more rare than pure gold, men, than gold of Ophir. For this I will make the heavens tremble and the earth shall be shaken from its place, At the wrath of the LORD of hosts on the day of his burning anger.

The Third Secret of Fatima. The Virgin Mother Mary shows Sister Lucia, of Fatima, Christ's great combat angel Michael the Archangel armed and awaiting his orders to light the world on fire with his weapon. In the Third Secret of Fatima, there is an angel holding the "fiery sword". It is a 'fiery sword', in the hand of a combat cherubim, that God left guarding the way to the 'tree of life' in the Garden of Eden. In the end there will be only two kinds of people; those who eat from the tree of life, with their sins held loost, and those who do not eat from the tree of life, because their sins are held bound by the fiery sword of Christ's mouth.

NAB GEN 3:24

he stationed the cherubim and the fiery revolving sword, to guard the way to the tree of life.

NAB REV 2:5

Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
But you have this in your favor: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the victor I will give the right to eat from the tree of life that is in the garden of God.
The Father's punishment for our sins, which Sister Lucia speaks of, is the sword of Christ's mouth in the hand of the combat angel. Let us consider three options that the sword of Christ's mouth, in the hand of the combat angel, might represent. Option one: The sword of Christ's mouth is wielded by man, in the form of an all out nuclear war, at Armageddon. In this scenario innocent and guilty, repentant and non-repentant, all indiscriminately suffer mass death. Also in this scenario, the wicked have no time to repent. This option sounds more like doomsday. Option two: The sword of Christ's mouth, at Armageddon, is wielded by white winged beings who will fly down from heaven and cast all the non-repentant evil doers into hell. This option is better than option one because the innocent and repentant are carefully not harmed. Still this option leaves the wicked with no time to repent. God wants people to repent and turn their hearts back to love and service. Option three: The sword of Christ's mouth, at Armageddon, is deployed through anathema by Apostolic Successors who are Christ's combat angels of the apocalypse. In this scenario the weapon of Christ's mouth only destroys Christ's enemies, the prideful, non-repentant, wicked, we know as Satan, who's evil actions tempt the whole body of Christ Church toward hell. In this third option all the innocent and repentant are carefully left unharmed. The greatest advantage to this last option is that now even the wicked, though struck down in spiritual death by anathema, they still have the option to repent, reject Satan, seek absolution from the Church, and rise back to life to love and serve God. Repentance to love and serve God is the goal in the first place. It only seems logical that the best possible option for God's punishments from Christ's fiery sword in the hand of His combat angel is for that punishment to come through Church anathema. In this way the 'iron rod' of Christ's mouth will truly be used to 'shepherd all the nations'. "Penance! Penance! Penance!"

In Sister Lucia's vision from Mary, the angel is about to set the world on fire with his 'fiery sword'. The angel states: "Penance, Penance, Penance!" We then see the Pope and Bishops walking through the carnage on the battlefield. This is probably mostly spiritual death carnage, which there would be a tremendous amount of spiritual death carnage in the wake of a strike from the sword of Christ's mouth (REV 19:15). At the end of the Third Secret, it seems the martyr's blood is used to assist those making their way to heaven. There is no doubt that Satan, man's evil, unrepentant, pride, is going to be furious when he realizes he has lost his place in heaven. There will be martyrs. Living out eternal life as a veteran, combat, apocalyptic, angel, who died on the battlefield of Armageddon, faithfully fighting under the Command of their Lord and King Jesus Christ, to rescue Christ's Bride, the Church, from Satan, is an honor (REV 12:11).

NAB REV 12:5

She 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 word 'Apocalypse' means to bring to light or understanding. In the second secret of Fatima, Sister Lucia tells us that the signal for, what seems to be Armageddon, will be a great light. In the Book of Revelations we are told that a sign of Armageddon will be a great light when God's angel arrives. We should watch for this light. I would not count on the Virgin Mother Mary's sign being physical light in physical darkness. It was Jesus' Wisdom which lighted up a darkened world when He walked the earth. King Solomon prayed for Wisdom. If you read the Book of Wisdom you can see that it is Christ's Wisdom which King Solomon received. Similarly, we should look for Christ's light of Wisdom to shine forth in a new and understanding to Jesus' 'Apocalypse' which will shine forth from the angel of the apocalypse, to light up a darkened world, upon the onset of Armageddon. The great light will no doubt be the revelation of the Biblical Book of Revelation.

The following is a statement from the Second Secret of Fatima.

A Portion of the Second Secret of Fatima

When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.

Quoted from: www.ewtn.com/fatima/apparitions/third_secret/fatima.htm
Copyright: The Cathedral Foundation L'Osservatore Romano English Edition 320 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201

NAB2 REV 18:1

After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth became illumined by his splendor. He cried out in a mighty voice: Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great.

NAB MAT 4:16

the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen.
Apocalyptic scriptures tell us that Satan, with his power to lead the nations astray, will be defeated at the Battle of Armageddon. Apocalyptic scriptures indicate that there is an era of peace on earth, without the devil leading men astray, after Armageddon. Apocalyptic scriptures tell us that Jesus will be enthroned as King to Rule the world, when the seventh trumpet of Armageddon blows. It is Archangel Michael, with Christ leading the fight from heaven, and Michael's fellow combat angels of the Apocalypse, who bring Babylon, the symbol of man's evil, wicked, pride, Satan, to destruction on the battlefield of Armageddon in the age of the Apocalypse. The third secret of Fatima, along with St. Faustina's Diary, seem to be Jesus' "signal" for His Angels of the Apocalypse to initiate the Battle of Armageddon. Satan falls from power over the world, as Jesus takes over as King and Ruler of the world, upon Victory at the Battle of Armageddon. Christ's enthronement as King and Ruler of the world is an infinitely glorious event! This is what we, Christ's faithful, have been tirelessly praying for in the Lord's Prayer. Christ's enthronement on earth at Armageddon is a good thing for those who are prepared and a good thing for those souls of the present and future who will be protected from the snares of the devil by the outcome of this spiritual war.

NAB3 REV 11:15 The Seventh Trumpet

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet. There were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world now belongs to our Lord and to his Anointed, and he will reign forever and ever.

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, Please send us Your great combat angel of the Apocalypse, Michael the Archangel! Amen!

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