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
The Apostles, who were educated by Jesus and the scriptures, wanted to know if Jesus was going to restore Israel at the time of Jesus' ascension into heaven. They, obviously, did not see the restoration of Israel as an, after Doomsday, event. Nor do I. Nor does Jesus see the restoration of Israel as complete upon His death and resurrection. The Restoration of Israel clearly happens at some point in time between Christ's Resurrection and doomsday. When Jesus, a descendant of King David, is enthroned as King and Ruler of the world, at the future Battle of Armageddon, Israel is restored and the nation Zion is born, atop God's Holy Mountain..
NAB ACT 1:6When they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
Deuteronomy 33 Describes God's actions of pulling Israel out of Egypt and planting them in the Promised land as an eagle bearing Israel up on its pinions. God is King over Israel from their Exodus out of Egypt till their fall in 587 B.C. to Babylon. This image of God rapturing His people out of Egypt and into the Promised, on 'eagles wings' is repeated in the Book of Revelation. In future apocalyptic times, Jesus is going to rapture His Church out of symbolic Babylon and into His Kingdom Come, of the restored Kingdom of Israel, which will be Zion. Jesus will preform a second Exodus.
NAB2 DEU 33:3While at his right hand a fire blazed forth and his wrath devastated the nations. But all his holy ones were in his hand; they followed at his feet and he bore them up on his pinions. A law he gave to us; he made the community of Jacob his domain, and he became king of his darling.
NAB3 EXO 19:1Arrival at Sinai. In the third month after the Israelites' departure from the land of Egypt, on the first day, they came to the wilderness of Sinai. After they made the journey from Rephidim and entered the wilderness of Sinai, they then pitched camp in the wilderness.
While Israel was encamped there in front of the mountain, Moses went up to the mountain of God. Then the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying: This is what you will say to the house of Jacob; tell the Israelites: You have seen how I treated the Egyptians and how I bore you up on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now, if you obey me completely and keep my covenant, you will be my treasured possession among all peoples, though all the earth is mine. You will be to me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.
To love God is to obey God. Because of the nation Israel's great multitude of sins, which sin is hatred for God, God divorces Israel in 587 B.C. God relinquishes His Kingship over Israel at this time. God hands His Kingship over Israel, over to man's evil pride in human secular power, which is Satan. God authorizes King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon as Israel's new king and ruler. God has Israel's new king raptor Israel out of the Promised Land and into captivity in Babylon in the year 587 B.C. In the biblical sense, God's people Israel are still, to this day, in captivity in Babylon, and in servitude to Satan.
In Ezekiel 17, God describes His removal of Israel from the Promised Land and into exile in Babylon, as an eagle raptoring them out of the Promised Land.Upon victory at the future Battle of Armageddon, Jesus will be crowned as King and Ruler of the world. Jesus will Rule the world from Armageddon forward, forever. Jesus will Rule the world with and through His Church, the Catholic Church. With Jesus, a descendant of King David, sitting on David's throne, and possessing all the Power and Dominion over the whole world, Israel is restored. The New Jerusalem will be Christ's Church. It is at Armageddon that Jesus takes over as King of kings and Lord of lords, on earth, to Rule the world. Jesus will Rule the world, from our future battle at Armageddon forward, forever!
NAB EZE 17:1Thus the word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, propose a riddle, and speak this proverb to the house of Israel: Thus speaks the Lord GOD: The great eagle, with great wings, with long pinions, with thick plumage, many-hued, came to Lebanon. He took the crest of the cedar, tearing off its topmost branch, And brought it to a land of tradesmen, set it in a city of merchants. Then he took some seed of the land, and planted it in a seedbed;…
EZE 17:12 The king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and took away its king and princes with him to Babylon…
God liberating His people out of captivity in symbolic Babylon (the world's present state) and into 'Thy Kingdom Come' of Zion, upon victory at Armageddon, is described as an eagle rapturing Israel out of Babylon and planting them on God's Holy Mountain of Zion. This will be the second 'Exodus' that Jesus discuses with Moses and Elijah in Luke 9. The great eagle has one more delivery to make. We, in our time, highly likely, will have the opportunity to ride the great eagle in Christ's apocalyptic Exodus Two, as the Israelites did in the Exodus of Moses day. It is Christ's Church that will be transported to become the New Jerusalem of Zion. All people, from all races can join Christ's Church for the Exodus Two, epic flight of the Great Eagle, to be transported into Christ's Kingdom Come of Zion.
NAB LUK 9:28 The Transfiguration of Jesus.About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
NAB3 REV 12:13When 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.
NAB3 ISA 46:10I say that my plan shall stand, I accomplish my every desire. I summon from the east a bird of prey, from a distant land, one to carry out my plan. Yes, I have spoken, I will accomplish it; I have planned it, and I will do it. Listen to me, you fainthearted, far from the victory of justice: I am bringing on that victory, it is not far off, my salvation shall not tarry; I will put salvation within Zion, give to Israel my glory.
EZE 17:22Thus says the Lord GOD: I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar, from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot, And plant it on a high and lofty mountain; on the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it. It shall put forth branches and bear fruit, and become a majestic cedar. Birds of every kind shall dwell beneath it, every winged thing in the shade of its boughs. And all the trees of the field shall know that I, the LORD, Bring low the high tree, lift high the lowly tree, Wither up the green tree, and make the withered tree bloom. As I, the LORD, have spoken, so will I do.
NAB3 PSA 91You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty, Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague, He will shelter you with his pinions, and under his wings you may take refuge; his faithfulness is a protecting shield. You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day, Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,nor the plague that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come. You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see. Because you have the LORD for your refuge and have made the Most High your stronghold, No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent. For he commands his angels with regard to you, to guard you wherever you go. With their hands they shall support you lest you strike your foot against a stone.
PSA 91 Continued: You can tread upon the asp and the viper, trample the lion and the dragon. Because he clings to me I will deliver him; because he knows my name I will set him on high. He will call upon me and I will answer; will be with him in distress; I will deliver him and give him honor. With length of days I will satisfy him, and fill him with my saving power.
NAB LUK 10:16Jesus said, I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power 'to tread upon serpents' and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.
NAB3 REV 1:5and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever [and ever]. Amen. Behold, he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him. All the peoples of the earth will lament him. Yes. Amen. "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty."
NAB3 EXO 19:1You have seen how I treated the Egyptians and how I bore you up on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now, if you obey me completely and keep my covenant, you will be my treasured possession among all peoples, though all the earth is mine. You will be to me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.
NAB3 ISA 4:2 JERUSALEM PURIFIED4>On that day, The branch of the LORD will be beauty and glory, and the fruit of the land will be honor and splendor for the survivors of Israel. Everyone who remains in Zion, everyone left in Jerusalem Will be called holy: everyone inscribed for life in Jerusalem. When the Lord washes away the filth of the daughters of Zion, And purges Jerusalem’s blood from her midst with a blast of judgment, a searing blast,
NAB3 LUK 17:30So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, a person who is on the housetop and whose belongings are in the house must not go down to get them, and likewise a person in the field must not return to what was left behind. Remember the wife of Lot. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left. And there will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken, the other left.”
NAB MAT 13:36The 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."
NAB3 ISA 66:7 Mother ZionBefore she is in labor, she gives birth; Before her pangs come upon her, she delivers a male child. Who ever heard of such a thing, or who ever saw the like? Can a land be brought forth in one day, or a nation be born in a single moment? Yet Zion was scarcely in labor when she bore her children. Shall I bring a mother to the point of birth, and yet not let her child be born? says the LORD. Or shall I who bring to birth yet close her womb? says your God. Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her; Rejoice with her in her joy, all you who mourn over her-So that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; That you may drink with delight at her abundant breasts!
For thus says the LORD: I will spread prosperity over her like a river, like an overflowing torrent, the wealth of nations. You shall nurse, carried in her arms, cradled upon her knees; As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort. You will see and your heart shall exult, and your bodies shall flourish like the grass; The LORD's power shall be revealed to his servants, but to his enemies, his wrath. For see, the LORD will come in fire, his chariots like the stormwind; To wreak his anger in burning rage and his rebuke in fiery flames. For with fire the LORD shall enter into judgment, and, with his sword, against all flesh; Those slain by the LORD shall be many. Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who stands within, eating pig's flesh, abominable things, and mice, shall all together come to an end, with their deeds and purposes—oracle of the LORD.
Jesus tells us that no one knows the hour of His Coming and that it will be like the days of Noah entering the Ark or Lot fleeing Sodom. Well in the days of Noah and the days of Lot, the survivors had an idea of what was coming. Be a survivor of the Battle of Armageddon! Be on board the great eagle that lifts off from symbolic Babylon on her three day trip to new born Zion. Be there, as Christ's Bride, on the Wedding Day of the Lamb. Be of the first to reside in Zion, spiritually united to Christ, at the birth of 'Thy Kingdom Come'. Ride under the protection of the wings of the great eagle as God purges the filth of Babylon! Be among the survivors of Armageddon.
Penance! Penance! Penance!
Surviving the Battle of Armageddon
Satan, also known as the 'dragon' or 'serpent', is man's evil pride on earth. When Israel fell in 587 B.C., God authorized His 'morning star' Satan, which Satan is man's evil pride on earth, to rule the world. When Satan, man's evil pride in secular power, realizes that it is Jesus, through His Church, ruling the world, and no longer Satan ruling the world, he is going to be furious (REV 12). God is going to rapture His Church out of harm's way, described in the bible as the flight of the 'great eagle'. By the time of this renowned flight, Christ's Church will have already metamorphosed into Zion through the enthronement of Jesus as King of the world. There will be a great number of Satan's followers who take to flight in hostile pursuit of Christ’s great eagle, to attack her on her flight out of Babylon. God has promised that He will physically fight and defend Zion as she flees Babylon on her way to Jesus' Kingdom of Zion. Jesus' glory, along with the glory of Israel, will physically be seen to the whole world, through God's great physical force, when He destroys those who chase after His precious, new born Bride, Zion.
Pray that Christ's present day Apostles spread Israel's, 'wings of the great eagle', to pick up Israel in the arms of Jesus, and fly her away to the safety of her 'place in the desert' (REV 12). As, Israel One, fled Egypt to safety in the desert, so also will Israel Two, flee Babylon to safety in the desert, upon the future Battle of Armageddon. As God protected Israel One with great and awesome physical force, so also will God protect Israel Two with even greater and more awesome physical force. To all present day world dominant secular power, take heed to God's warning. Once God's precious Bride Zion is born, under Jesus' Reign, and thus the 'restoration of Israel', on earth, the full physical force of God, in all His Glory, will be there, seen and felt by the entire world, to protect her.
The pilot of the 'great eagle' will be the Catholic Church. God Himself promises to be Christ's 'great eagle's' tail gunner. Any of Satan's forces, who rise to attack God's people on their way out of Babylon, will face annihilation by the physical death, heavy guns of God. As God protected Israel One from the Pharaoh, on her way out of Egypt, so will God protect Israel Two, on her way out of Babylon and into Christ's Kingdom of Zion. Any one in the world, of any race, physical descendant of Jacob or not, who wishes to be aboard Christ's 'great eagle', when she lifts off for Zion, they should now seek conversion and, repentance through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, at their local Catholic Church.
NAB2 ISA 66:5"Let the LORD show his glory that we may see your joy"; but they shall be put to shame. A sound of roaring from the city, a sound from the temple, The sound of the LORD repaying his enemies their deserts! Before she comes to labor, she gives birth; Before the pains come upon her, she safely delivers a male child. Who ever heard of such a thing, or saw the like? Can a country be brought forth in one day, or a nation be born in a single moment? Yet Zion is scarcely in labor when she gives birth to her children.
NAB3 REV 12:13When 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.
NAB3 ISA 11:15The LORD shall dry up the tongue of the Sea of Egypt, and wave his hand over the Euphrates with his fierce wind, And divide it into seven streamlets, so that it can be crossed in sandals. There shall be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria, As there was for Israel when it came up from the land of Egypt.
NAB3 EXO 14:23The Egyptians followed in pursuit after them—all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and horsemen —into the midst of the sea. But during the watch just before dawn, the LORD looked down from a column of fiery cloud upon the Egyptian army and threw it into a panic; and he so clogged their chariot wheels that they could drive only with difficulty. With that the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from Israel, because the LORD is fighting for them against Egypt."
Then the LORD spoke to Moses: Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may flow back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and their horsemen. So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea returned to its normal flow. The Egyptians were fleeing head on toward it when the LORD cast the Egyptians into the midst of the sea. As the water flowed back, it covered the chariots and the horsemen. Of all Pharaoh’s army which had followed the Israelites into the sea, not even one escaped. But the Israelites had walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, with the water as a wall to their right and to their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel on that day from the power of Egypt. When Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the seashore and saw the great power that the LORD had shown against Egypt, the people feared the LORD. They believed in the LORD and in Moses his servant.When Archangel Michael thrusts his foot down upon the neck of Satan, on earth, at Armageddon, all hell will be breaking loose for those not under the veil of God's protection. The wise will get their ticket to be aboard the rapture of Christ's 'great eagle' ahead of time. In other words, now would be a good time for you and your family to wash your robes in the blood of the Lamb, through the Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Protestants, those who obey God's commandments, do not seem to have the same post-Armageddon (the serpent falls at Armageddon), promise from God of physical protection, as that of the woman. The woman is the Catholic Church whom transforms into Zion, upon Christ's enthronement as King and Ruler of the world, at Armageddon. The Protestant Church has no power to heal a spiritual death strike, from the sword of Christ's mouth, as the Catholic Church possesses. Revelations 12:15 indicates that there will be no false sense of security, God's promise to physically protect the woman at Armageddon, given to the Protestants at the Battle of Armageddon. Scripture indicates that the Battle of Armageddon takes about one hour. Then there will be three days of darkness and tribulation after which Jesus will come in His Glory. The fall of Satan's rule and the enthronement of Jesus as King and Ruler of the world, will happen like lightning. Jesus' message to the Protestants, who are 'the rest of her offspring', at least the portion of Protestants who obey God, in REV 12:15, "Come home to your Mother, the Catholic Church, so you do not get left behind."
NAB2 REV 19:6The Lord has established his reign, (our) God, the almighty. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment.(The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.)
NAB2 REV 7:13Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, "Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?" I said to him, "My lord, you are the one who knows." He said to me, "These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
NAB3 REV 7:2Then I saw another angel come up from the East, holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were given power to damage the land and the sea, "Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."
NAB JOH 20:20At 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 16:13Jesus 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 MAT 18:15If 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.
NAB3 REV 12:15The 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.
On the other side of Armageddon, under Messianic Reign, it is the Catholic Church only who will be able to heal you from a fall to the temptation of Satan. In the Catholic Church only will you find refuge from Satan. In the Third Secret of Fatima, Archangel Michael shouts, 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'. The way to be aboard Christ's 'great eagle' when God raptures His people out of Babylon, is to turn from your sins, and seek absolution of your sins, from Jesus, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is in the Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation alone that Jesus has bestowed His Power to heal you of your sins, on earth, and put on His 'white robe', washed in the blood of the Lamb. Be a part of the 'Wedding Day of the Lamb', upon our entrance into the Promised Land Two, of Zion, upon Armageddon. To all the people of the world, come home, be healed of your sins, and join us in our Exodus out of Babylon and into Jesus' Kingdom Come, of Zion.
On the other side of Armageddon, it is the Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation, which is Jesus Power to forgive sins, through which Jesus, under Messianic Reign, heals the nations, those who physically survive the three days, as they rise up from the ashes of Armageddon and return home to God. Our 'Light to the Nations' Jesus Christ will shine bright from His throne on Mt. Zion. God the Father, will gather the lost tribes of Israel, and the Nations, through the bright light of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is in the post Armageddon world, under Messianic Reign, that God gathers Israel home from the far corners of the world, which they have been scattered. The 'twelve' in REV 22 symbolizes Christ's Apostles, who are the Catholic Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the 'gates of Zion', through which the Lost Tribes of Israel, and the world, return home to God our Father.
To all the peoples of the world, why put yourselves through the three days of darkness and tribulation? It is better to put oneself aboard God's physical protection, within Christ's great eagle, on the before side of Armageddon. The wise will choose to ride out Armageddon in the protective arms of Jesus, washed in the blood of the Lamb, symbolically aboard Christ's great eagle. Christ's great eagle, which transports His Bride, to His Kingdom Come of Zion, is the Catholic Church.
NAB2 ISA 14:32"The LORD has established Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge."
Revelations 19:6 equates Jesus' enthronement as King and Ruler of the world, at Armageddon, to His 'wedding day'. There is plenty of room aboard Christ's great eagle which takes us into Messianic Reign at Armageddon. Christ's enthronement as King and Ruler of the world is the second greatest event of all eternity. Jesus' enthronement is second only to Jesus' birth, life, death and Resurrection. God, the Father, personally invites you, of any race or nation, to come to the wedding feast of His Son, Jesus Christ. There is plenty of room at the wedding feast of the Lamb. Come and be a part of this colossal, once in all eternity, event.
NAB3 REV 22:1Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its street. On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations.
NAB2 REV 19:6The Lord has established his reign, (our) God, the almighty. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment. (The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.) Then the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These words are true; they come from God."
NAB2 PSA 45:14All glorious is the king’s daughter as she enters, her raiment threaded with gold; In embroidered apparel she is led to the king. The maids of her train are presented to the king. They are led in with glad and joyous acclaim; they enter the palace of the king.
NAB3 REV 21:9 The New Jerusalem“Come here. I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It gleamed with the splendor of God. Its radiance was like that of a precious stone, like jasper, clear as crystal. It had a massive, high wall, with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationed and on which names were inscribed, [the names] of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. 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 inscribed the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb"
NAB3 MAT 22:1Jesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second time he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast."' Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.' The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. He said to him, 'My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?' But he was reduced to silence. Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.' Many are invited, but few are chosen."
God's message in REV 7, to His Angels of the Apocalypse, who are Catholic Church clergy, is: Hold on, give the people of the world one last informed opportunity to choose to repent, convert and seek the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the seal of life through Jesus, before proceeding with the enthronement of Jesus as King and Ruler of the world. God the Father desires the Wedding Feast of His Son, Jesus Christ, to be filled with as many people of the world as possible.
NAB3 REV 7:1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on land or sea or against any tree. Then I saw another angel come up from the East, holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were given power to damage the land and the sea, "Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God." I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal, one hundred and forty-four thousand marked from every tribe of the Israelites:
JESUS, THE DIVINE MERCY
Jesus looked at me and said, Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. (St. Faustina's Diary - Divine Mercy in My Soul, 965)
Quoted from: www.DivineMercy.com
While the world is exploding in the great tribulation, as Archangel Michael engages Satan in Battle at Armageddon, Christ's Church lifts off on the 'wings of the great eagle', on her way to 'The Wedding Day of the Lamb'. Christ's Church will travel through the hostilities of the 'Three Days of Darkness' going on all around her. God Himself will escort Christ's Bride safely to her Wedding Day. As God safely carried Israel out of Egypt, so will God safely carry His Church, the Catholic Church, out of symbolic Babylon and into newly born Zion. The Church will metamorphosis into Zion. With Jesus, a descendant of king David, Ruling the world, Israel is restored and Zion is born. Three days after the Battle of Armageddon begins, Jesus marries His Bride and they will reside in His Restored Kingdom of Israel, the Holy City of Zion, on a New Earth.
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"Lord Jesus, we pray, set captive Israel free! Fly us out of Babylon, away from the temptations of Your great foe Satan, and on to our new home, in your Kingdom, which is to come, on Mount Zion. Amen!"
NAB3 LUK 9:26What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself? Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”
The Transfiguration of Jesus.
About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
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