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
Hallelujah! Soon, Jesus will rule the world! In the 'Third Secret of Fatima', the blessed Mother Mary, has announced the near future enthronement of her son, Jesus Christ, as Ruler of the world. Let the world rejoice! With Jesus, a descendant of King David, Ruling the world, Zion is born, and Israel is restored. Let us go to the Promised Land Two of Zion! Let Jesus Rule the world! Amen!
From the moment Jesus blew the Holy Spirit of the Keys to Christ's Kingdom upon His Apostles, they were destine to rule the world with Jesus. According to scriptures, at the precise moment that the 'seventh', and final bowl of God's wrath is poured out upon the world, Jesus is crowned as King and Ruler of the world. Christ's Law, being put into enforcement over the whole earth, is what enthrones Jesus as King and Ruler of the world. It is Christ's Angels/Apostles who are putting His Law into enforcement over the whole earth. Christ's Law going into enforcement, through the binding of sins, auto-anathemas, is the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus describes this event as His angels hurling the wicked into hell and separating out the righteous for Zion. With Jesus, a descendant of King David, Ruling the world, Zion is born. Thus scripture descibing Christ's Apostles as climbing mount Zion to rule, is the point in time when Jesus takes His throne as King and Ruler of the world. Christ's Apostles climb Mount Zion to enforce Christ's Law upon the world, is the act which dethrones man's evil pride, which is Satan, and enthrones Jesus as King and Ruler of the world. Jesus will Rule the world through His Apostles/Angels of the Apocalypse, who are Catholic clergy.
Christ's Peace and Justice to the world, as promised by God through His prophets, will flow through Law Enforcement. As law enforcement keeps the peace in the world, so will Christ's Law Enforcement, through His Apostles/Angels, keep the peace in the Restored Kingdom of Israel. Archangle Michael, of the future battle at Armageddon,, has already been canonized as patron saint of police officers for good reason. The biblical "stubble" being "set ablaze" are the unrepentant wicked being bound to their sins through auto-anathemas. The beauty of anathema, though, is that the wicked, while they are still physically alive on earth, can repent and rise back to spiritual life in Jesus, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation; This is what the 'prodigal son' did.
NAB2 REV 16:16They then assembled the kings in the place that is named Armageddon in Hebrew. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, 'It is done.'
NAB2 REV 11:15Then 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.'
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 ISA 9:5For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, Upon David's throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains By judgment and justice, both now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!
NAB3 PSA 9:2I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous deeds. I will delight and rejoice in you; I will sing hymns to your name, Most High. When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before you. For you upheld my right and my cause, seated on your throne, judging justly. You rebuked the nations, you destroyed the wicked; their name you blotted out for all time. The enemies have been ruined forever; you destroyed their cities; their memory has perished. The LORD rules forever, has set up his throne for judgment. It is he who judges the world with justice, who judges the peoples with fairness. The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you; you never forsake those who seek you, LORD. Sing hymns to the LORD enthroned on Zion; proclaim his deeds among the nations! For the avenger of bloodshed remembers, does not forget the cry of the afflicted. Be gracious to me, LORD; see how my foes afflict me! You alone can raise me from the gates of death. Then I will declare all your praises, sing joyously of your salvation in the gates of daughter Zion. The nations fall into the pit they dig; in the snare they hide, their own foot is caught. The LORD is revealed in making judgments: by the deeds they do the wicked are trapped. Higgaion. Selah To Sheol the wicked will depart, all the nations that forget God. For the needy will never be forgotten, nor will the hope of the afflicted ever fade. Arise, LORD, let no mortal prevail; let the nations be judged in your presence. Strike them with terror, LORD; show the nations they are only human.
The Catholic Church will suffer as She climbs God's Holy Mountain of Zion to rule the world, but the peace, justice and salvation to the nations, as described in apocalyptic scriptures, will be unimaginable. I am with Apostle James and John. Apostles James and John see the tremendous personal suffering of those standing with Jesus, upon the initiation of Messianic Reign, as nothing compared to the greatness of being one of the few to stand with Jesus when He is enthroned as King over the whole world at Armageddon. The "Saviors ascending Mount Zion to rule" are Catholic Apostolic Successors putting Christ's Law into enforcement over the earth, using the "Keys to the Kingdom". When Christ's Law is put into enforcement on earth, Christ's 'Holy City' Zion is born and Israel is restored. Those living within Christ's Law spiritually reside in Zion and those living outside Christ's Law spiritually reside in hell. Under Messianic Reign, the rulers of the world are Jesus' Apostles ruling the world with the "Keys to the Kingdom".
NAB3 LUK 15:32But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.
Christ's rule over the world begins at the battle of Armageddon. Christ's Kingdom of Zion, aka The New Jerusalem, begins at the battle of Armageddon. Jesus' enthronement as King and Ruler of the world is the second greatest event of all eternity. Christ's enthronement is second in glory only to Christ's birth, life, death and ressurection. Though damning a majority of the people of the world to hell may sound like a horrible event, wait till you see Zion. God no longer hides His face from the world once Zion is born. Jesus Comes in His Glory to reside in Zion. This means that a massive amount of miricals will be bestowed upon God's precious bride Zion who loves Him with all her heart through obedience. The only thing holding the wicked in hell, through their own obstinant refusal to repent, will be their own evil wicked human unrepentant pride, which is Satan. Scriptures tell us that massive numbers of the damned will rise back up, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to live with Jesus, in His Holy City, which is Zion. Scriptures describe Zion as the equvalent to living in the Garden of Eden. Let God's Kingdom Come! Hosanna in the highest!
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. The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame; The house of Esau shall be stubble, and they shall set them ablaze and devour them; Then none shall survive of the house of Esau, for the LORD has spoken. They shall occupy the Negeb, the mount of Esau, and the foothills of the Philistines; And they shall occupy the lands of Ephraim and the lands of Samaria, and Benjamin shall occupy Gilead. The captives of the host of the children of Israel shall occupy the Canaanite land as far as Zarephath, And the captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad shall occupy the cities of the Negeb. And saviors shall ascend Mount Zion to rule the mount of Esau, and the kingship shall be the LORD'S.
NAB2 PSA 47:6God 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.
A portion from the "Third Secret of Fatima".
And we saw in an immense light that is God: something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
Quoted from: www.ewtn.com/fatima/apparitions/third_secret/fatima.htm
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NAB3 MAR 10:35Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." He replied, "What do you wish (me) to do for you?" They answered him, "Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left." Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" They said to him, "We can." Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared."
NAB2 REV 12:1A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne. The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God, that there she might be taken care of for twelve hundred and sixty days. Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed.
NAB3 DAN 7:9As I watched, Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was snow bright, and the hair on his head as white as wool; His throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire. A surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened. I watched, then, from the first of the arrogant words which the horn spoke, until the beast was slain and its body thrown into the fire to be burnt up. The other beasts, which also lost their dominion, were granted a prolongation of life for a time and a season. As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him, He received dominion, glory, and kingship; nations and peoples of every language serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed.
NAB3 JER 23:1 Messianic ReignWoe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the Lord. Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who shepherd my people: You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. I myself will gather the remnant of my flock from all the lands to which I have driven them and bring them back to their meadow; there they shall increase and multiply. I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need no longer fear and tremble; and none shall be missing, says the Lord. Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David; As king he shall reign and govern wisely, he shall do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah shall be saved, Israel shall dwell in security. This is the name they give him: 'The Lord our justice.' Therefore, the days will come, says the Lord, when they shall no longer say, 'As the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt'; but rather,'As the Lord lives, who brought the descendants of the house of Israel up from the land of the north and from all the lands to which I banished them; they shall again live on their own land.
Jesus' Messianic Reign on earth, in the future era of the apocalypse, will be similar to God's Reign over Israel in the Promised Land I. God was King over Israel when they came out of Egypt (DEU 33:4). God Ruled in the Promised Land One through Israel's priests, prophets and kings. The House of Israel and the House of Judah became so sinful that God removed His Presence from them (EZE 10)(2KI 24:18). Scripture indicates that the Promised Land II, the restoration of Israel, succeeds with a great abundance of the fruit of love for God through obedience to God, and peace for man, where Promised Land I, failed. Promised Land II will last for tens of thousands of years on free willed earth. Jesus will Rule through His Church in the Promised Land Two of Zion.
NAB2 MAR 11:9Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!'
NAB2 MAT 6:9Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
NAB2 LUK 1:30Then the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.'
NAB2 MIC 5:1But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathah too small to be among the clans of Judah, From you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; Whose origin is from of old, from ancient times. (Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the time when she who is to give birth has borne, And the rest of his brethren shall return to the children of Israel.) He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock by the strength of the LORD, in the majestic name of the LORD, his God; And they shall remain, for now his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth; he shall be peace.
NAB2 2SA 7:8Now then, speak thus to my servant David, The LORD of hosts has this to say: It was I who took you from the pasture and from the care of the flock to be commander of my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you went, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. And I will make you famous like the great ones of the earth. I will fix a place for my people Israel; I will plant them so that they may dwell in their place without further disturbance. Neither shall the wicked continue to afflict them as they did of old, since the time I first appointed judges over my people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD also reveals to you that he will establish a house for you. And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm. It is he who shall build a house for my name. And I will make his royal throne firm forever. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. And if he does wrong, I will correct him with the rod of men and with human chastisements; but I will not withdraw my favor from him as I withdrew it from your predecessor Saul, whom I removed from my presence. Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me; your throne shall stand firm forever.
NAB ISA 9:1The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, As they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as men make merry when dividing spoils. For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder, And the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed, as on the day of Midian. For every boot that tramped in battle, every cloak rolled in blood, will be burned as fuel for flames. For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, From David's throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains By judgment and justice, both now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!
God raising up His Hand as a signal for the nations to return home, is God raising up Jesus as King and Ruler of the world, in the site of the nations. Jesus tells us that, under Messianic Reign we will see Him everywhere but Jesus warns us not to listen to any individual who claims to be Him. This means that we will see Christ's Power as King spread through out the whole world but He will not be seen as an individual. Christ's Power, through a massive number of miracles, at the hands of His Church clergy, will be the signal to the nations for Israel to come home to Zion. Post Armageddon Zion will be Christ's Church, the Catholic Church. When you see Jesus come in His Power, run to Him. Masses of people will come home to God when Jesus is raised up as King and Ruler of the world. Jesus can be found in the Sacraments of His Church, the Catholic Church.
Jesus will be present in Promised Land II as God was present in Promised Land I. God will do miraculous things, which we cannot contemplate, in Promised Land II, but God also did miraculous things in Promised Land I. God desires Promised Land II to succeed, but God also desired Promised Land I to succeed. So what is the secret to Messianic Reign in Promised Land II over Promised Land I, as far as we can tell?
NAB2 DAN 2:35But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
NAB2 ISA 49:19Though you were waste and desolate, a land of ruins, Now you shall be too small for your inhabitants, while those who swallowed you up will be far away. The children whom you had lost shall yet say to you, 'This place is too small for me, make room for me to live in. You shall ask yourself: Who has borne me these? I was bereft and barren (exiled and repudiated); who has reared them? I was left all alone; where then do these come from?
Thus says the Lord GOD: See, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and raise my signal to the peoples; They shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. Kings shall be your foster fathers, their princesses your nurses; Bowing to the ground, they shall worship you and lick the dust at your feet. Then you shall know that I am the LORD, and those who hope in me shall never be disappointed.
Armageddon ushers in Messianic Reign. When the seventh angel delivers the final bowl of God's wrath at Armageddon, Jesus is Enthroned as Ruler of the World, Forever. Jesus' Battle at Armageddon is a clean sweep of damning all the unrepentant wicked to spiritual, eternal death, through Church anathema. This is a huge clue as to how things will be under Jesus' Rule. Scripture tells us that many rise back up from the spiritual death strikes delivered at Armageddon. They do so through repentance, absolution and a vibrant desire to now love God through obedience in order to live forever. This is another huge clue as to how things work under Messianic Reign.
When you are dealing with six billion free willed people, a philosophical answer that only God, or only God and a few of the best Ph.D. theologians can understand is not going to cut it. What you need, when dealing with six billion free willed people on earth, is a theological philosophy that even the most uneducated thug can understand. The theology behind Armageddon is easy and basic for even the most illiterate criminal or thug who has not even a clue to theology, can understand it. Armageddon is so brilliantly basic and simple, that many ten-year educated Ph.D. theologians fail to comprehend its simplicity.
One cannot love God without the option to choose not to love. One loves God by obeying His Commandments. Seven of God's commandments protect man from fellow man. The other three grant God respect for His position as God, His Day and His Name. Under Messianic Reign, God's Law will be enforced by Jesus, through His Church leaders. They possess the 'keys to the Kingdom' to bind or loost sins. Anyone held bound to a sin by auto-anathemas set up at Armageddon or by an Apostolic Successor either repents and gets the sin absolved by Apostolic Successors or does not repent and seek absolution and thus goes to hell. Then Jesus comes in His glory handing out a massive amount of miricals to heal and feed the poor, which all mankind is going to see. The wicked, seeing the glory of Jesus and knowing that He is with us, and also knowing that they are dead through auto-anathemas, is the wormwood poured out upon them. Many will repent and come to Jesus. Scitpture tells us that this simple, basic application of enforcing God's Law brings peace to mankind and a great amount of the fruit of love for God, to God. Simple and effective.I remember Pope John Paul II going to the prison to forgive the man who tried to assassinate him. Later in life I wondered why the Pope could not have gone to the prison to forgive the child molester priests and the Bishops who harbored them? Why did the Church forgive abusive clergy but then leave them out of prison to harm thousands of more children. Under Messianic Reign, all children will have their Guardian Angel Michael, and his successors, wielding the sword of Christ's mouth upon anyone, including a priests, Bishops and Popes, who dares to harm a child. Those who do harm children will be running to the Prosecuting Attorney to confess their crimes, if they want to go to heaven. Only after their confessions to secular courts will the great Guardian Angel Michael, and his successors, unbind the repentant of their sins of atrocities committed. Christ's forgiveness, under Messianic Reign, will be contingent on protecting the innocent. Protection of the innocent will be placed first in Christ's Kingdom of Zion. If the wicked do not like the idea of having to confess their crimes to state prosecutors, for the protection of the innocent, in order to enter into Christ's Kingdom of Zion through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, then they can go to hell. In Christ's Kingdom, what was done in darkness will be brought into the light, for those who want eternal life in the Light of Jesus.
NAB2 ISA 32:1See, a king will reign justly and princes will rule rightly. Each of them will be a shelter from the wind, a retreat from the rain. They will be like streams of water in a dry country, like the shade of a great rock in a parched land...//...
ISA 32:15 Continued: Until the spirit from on high is poured out on us. Then will the desert become an orchard and the orchard be regarded as a forest. Right will dwell in the desert and justice abide in the orchard. Justice will bring about peace; right will produce calm and security. My people will live in peaceful country, in secure dwellings and quiet resting places.
NAB2 ISA 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, Announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, 'Your God is King!' Hark! Your watchmen raise a cry, together they shout for joy, For they see directly, before their eyes, the LORD restoring Zion. Break out together in song, O ruins of Jerusalem! For the LORD comforts his people, he redeems Jerusalem. The LORD has bared his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; All the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God.
Christ's peace in the world will come through Christ's justice in the world. This is the same as it works in the Vatican. If Church leaders truly want world peace, then give the world justice, as the Vatican has a justice system to protect themselves! Justice comes through transparency of actions. Archangel Michael is known as the 'great protector'. Sister Lucia, seer of the 'Third Secret of Fatima', indicates that Michael will bring about a transparency of peoples actions. What will bring justice to the world, under Messianic Reign, as promised in scriptures, will be the demand for transparency to the world of past evil actions, for the protection of the innocent, before one is allowed to enter Zion. Moving protection of the innocent to a position above getting the the repentant wicked into eternal life, will bring justice to the world. This action, no doubt to be demanded by Michael, is likely one of the reasons he is renown as Israel's great protector. Being bound by auto-anathema is what the people of Zion fear. The people of Zion do not fear spending their lives in prison, for confessing their past crimes in secular courts, as long as they know they are spiritually in Zion with Jesus. Christ's Justice, for the protection of the innocent, is a good thing.Give back to the poor what you stole from them. Make your wedding vow right. Correct your perjuries. Protect children by confessing your crimes in secular courts and accepting a rightful sentence. Then the repentant can enter into Zion for eternal life. Is this is too much to ask of the wicked? Our Jesus of Armageddon is going to bring Justice to the world under Messianic Reign. Jesus has the firepower, and judging from the destruction at Armageddon, He is not afraid to use it, to protect the innocent. There will be justice on earth. Through Justice, Peace will flow.
NAB3 JOH 3:19And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.
NAB3 LUK 12:2There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops. I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.
Where the Pharisees used God's power to exalt themselves as God's chosen above others, Angels of the Apocalypse will use Christ's power to protect the Church from apostacy and individuals from injustice. The Pharisees used their position to exalt themselves over others, even through the Pharisees were more evil than those they oppressed. Angels of the Apocalypse will use their power from Jesus to enforce His Law to protect His Church. They will do so for many years, according to scriptures. When Angels of the Apocalypse become evil, as the Pharisees were evil, this will be doomsday. Let us pray that Angels of the Apocalypse learn how to contain their own evil pride, which is Satan.
NAB2 JER 7:5Only if you thoroughly reform your ways and your deeds; if each of you deals justly with his neighbor; if you no longer oppress the resident alien, the orphan, and the widow; if you no longer shed innocent blood in this place, or follow strange gods to your own harm, will I remain with you in this place, in the land which I gave your fathers long ago and forever. But here you are, putting your trust in deceitful words to your own loss! Are you to steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal, go after strange gods that you know not, and yet come to stand before me in this house which bears my name, and say: 'We are safe; we can commit all these abominations again'? Has this house which bears my name become in your eyes a den of thieves? I too see what is being done, says the LORD.
Christ's great Angels of the Apocalypse, Michael and his angels, defeat Satan at Armageddon. Satan is man's evil pride. When the 'sword' of Christ's mouth attains victory at Armageddon, Jesus is enthroned and Messianic Reign begins. It is the 'sword' of Christ's mouth, which will enforce Justice under Messianic Reign and keep Satan, imprisoned for tens of thousands of years. Christ's Apostolic Successors are Christ's great Combat Angels of the Apocalypse. I suggest they learn how to use the 'sword' of Christ's mouth for combat with Satan at Armageddon and for Law enforcement and Justice, under Messianic Reign for the next tens of thousands of years.
The Transformation Of Catholic Bishops Into
Guardian Angels of the Apocalypse
NAB2 2SA 23:3These are the last words of David: The utterance of David, son of Jesse; the utterance of the man God raised up,Anointed of the God of Jacob, favorite of the Mighty One of Israel. The spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. The God of Israel spoke; of me the Rock of Israel said, He that rules over men in justice, that rules in the fear of God, Is like the morning light at sunrise on a cloudless morning, making the greensward sparkle after rain. Is not my house firm before God? He has made an eternal covenant with me, set forth in detail and secured. Will he not bring to fruition all my salvation and my every desire? But the wicked are all like thorns to be cast away; they cannot be taken up by hand. He who wishes to touch them must arm himself with iron and the shaft of a spear, and they must be consumed by fire.
NAB MAT 13:47The reign of God is also like a dragnet thrown into the lake, which collected all sorts of things. When it was full they hauled it ashore and sat down to put what was worthwhile into containers. What was useless they threw away. That is how it will be at the end of the world. Angels will go out and separate the wicked from the just and hurl the wicked into the fiery furnace, where they will wail and grind their teeth.
NAB3 DAN 12:3But those with insight shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.
'Morning star' is an angelic title. 'Morning light' in 2 Samuel, quoted above, means 'Morning Stars' or Angels. King David is one of the great apocalyptic authors of the bible. The word 'salvation', used by apocalyptic authors, including New Testament John of Revelation, refers to the Messiah (Jesus) bringing about the restoration of Israel. Israel is restored upon the Battle of Armageddon.
'Morning stars' rule over men. He that rules over men in justice, that rules in the fear of God, Is like the morning light at sunrise on a cloudless morning," Jesus tells us that He will enthrone His Church to rule over men on earth as He is enthroned by the Father to Rule the world (LUK 22 below). Jesus is enthroned to Rule the world at Armageddon. Jesus commands His Angels to separate the just from the wicked and hurl the wicked into hell (MAT 13). Jesus gave His Apostolic successors the power to hurl the wicked into hell, anathema and separate the just out for heaven, the sacrament of Reconciliation. The Catholic Church certianly has the capabilties that the rulers in 2 Samuel 23 and Mathew 13 are indicating.
The 'third secret' of Fatima is about Armageddon. Armageddon is where Messianic Reign begins. Popes were commanded by God to release the 'third secret' by 1960 but they delayed the release of the message for forty years. Popes were suprized that Armageddon did not happen during the forty years that they delayed delivering this message from God. Hello! You have to give Christ's great Angels of the Apocalypse, Catholic Bishops, the new rulers of the world, their 'dispatch' from Jesus!
In Ezekiel ten we see God removing His Presence from Israel. Then we have the period between 587 BC and our future Battle at Armageddon where God 'hides His face'. This is the time when Satan rules the world through secular power. At Armageddon, when Jesus takes over as Ruler of the world, we see God's presence come back down to earth through Jesus. Israel is re-established at this time. Only now it is Christ's Priests, not Jewish or secular power, who will administer judgement and justice in the world. It is Christ's Apostolic Successors who will sit in Christ's authority over the New Jerusalem. It is Jesus who will rule the world, not secular power, through His Church, the Catholic Church, through judgements. Follow the trail of God's presence and God's power and God's judgements, and, of course, God's protection, on earth.
NAB2 DAN 4:28It has been decreed for you, King Nebuchadnezzar, that your kingdom is taken from you! You shall be cast out from among men, and shall dwell with wild beasts; you shall be given grass to eat like an ox, and seven years shall pass over you, until you learn that the Most High rules over the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will.
NAB REV 22:16"It is I, Jesus, who have sent my angel to give you this testimony about the churches. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the Morning Star shining bright."
NAB2 REV 2:26To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. Like clay vessels will they be smashed, just as I received authority from my Father. And to him I will give the morning star.
NAB LUK 22:25He 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 DAN 4:14By decree of the sentinels is this decided, by order of the holy ones, this sentence; That all who live may know that the Most High rules over the kingdom of men: He can give it to whom he will, or set over it the lowliest of men.A brief interjection. In Luke 10:16, Luke places the fall of Satan with the Jesus' dispatch of the seventy two. By doing this, this makes the verse most likely apocalyptic prophecy rather than an actual second dispatch of Apostles in Jesus day. Luke 10:16 is probably prophecy comparing Christ dispatching the Twelve Apostles in His day, with His dispatch of Apocalypse Angels, who are Apostolic Successors, upon Messianic Reign in the Apocalypse. Some bibles quote 'seventy' Disciples, and not 'seventy-two' Disciples, are dispatched by Jesus. 'Seventy' would more clearly related to the 'seven spirits', 'seven angels', 'seven lamp stands', 'seven' facets on the stone, 'seven torches' sent out by Jesus to the Bishops of His Church in the era of the apocalypse. The birth of Messianic Reign will mirror the birth of Christ's Church.
NAB 2KI 24:18The LORD'S anger befell Jerusalem and Judah till he cast them out from his presence.
NAB2 EZE 10:1 God's Glory leaves JerusalemI saw there the glory of the God of Israel, like the vision I had seen in the plain. The cherubim were stationed to the right of the temple; these were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar, whom I now recognized to be cherubim.//...
...//I looked and saw in the firmament above the cherubim what appeared to be sapphire stone; something like a throne could be seen upon it. He said to the man dressed in linen: Go within the wheelwork under the cherubim; fill both your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim, then scatter them over the city. As I looked on, he entered. The glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherubim, upon which it had been, to the threshold of the temple. As the man entered, the cloud filled the inner court, and the glory of the LORD rose from over the cherubim to the threshold of the temple; the temple was filled with the cloud, and all the court was bright with the glory of the LORD. The noise of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far as the outer court; it was like the voice of God the Almighty when he speaks. When he had commanded the man dressed in linen to take fire from within the wheelwork, among the cherubim, the man entered and stood by one of the wheels. Thereupon its cherub stretched out his hand toward the fire that was among the cherubim. He took up some of it and put it in the hands of the one dressed in linen, who took it and came out. (Something like human hands could be seen under the wings of the cherubim.) Then the glory of the LORD left the threshold of the temple and rested upon the cherubim. These lifted their wings, and I saw them rise from the earth, the wheels rising along with them. They stood at the entrance of the eastern gate of the LORD'S house, and the glory of the God of Israel was up above them. Then the cherubim lifted their wings, and the wheels went along with them, while up above them was the glory of the God of Israel. And the glory of the LORD rose from the city and took a stand on the mountain which is to the east of the city.
Ezekiel Chapter 11Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the temple. At the entrance of the gate I saw twenty-five men, among whom were Jaazaniah, son of Azzur, and Pelatiah, son of Benaiah, princes of the people. The LORD said to me: Son of man, these are the men who are planning evil and giving wicked counsel in this city. 'Shall we not,' they say, 'be building houses soon? The city is the kettle, and we are the meat.' Therefore prophesy against them, son of man, prophesy! Then the spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and he told me to say: Thus says the LORD: This is the way you talk, house of Israel, and what you are plotting I well know. You have slain many in this city and have filled its streets with your slain. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Your slain whom you have placed within it, they are the meat, and the city is the kettle; but you I will take out of it.
NAB2 MAT 23:12Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the kingdom of heaven before human beings. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter.
NAB2 MAT 21:33Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey. When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned. Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way. Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, They will respect my son. But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.' They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes? They answered him, He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times. Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures:EZE 11 Continued: You fear the sword, but the sword I will bring upon you, says the Lord GOD. I will bring you out of the city, and hand you over to foreigners, and inflict punishments upon you. By the sword you shall fall; at the boundaries of Israel I will judge you; thus you shall know that I am the LORD. The city shall not be a kettle for you, nor shall you be the meat within it. At the boundaries of Israel I will judge you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, by whose statutes you have not lived, and whose ordinances you have not kept; rather, you have acted according to the ordinances of the nations around you. While I was prophesying, Pelatiah, the son of Benaiah, died. I fell prone and cried out in a loud voice: 'Alas, Lord GOD! will you utterly wipe out what remains of Israel?' Thus the word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, it is about your kinsmen, your fellow exiles, and the whole house of Israel that the inhabitants of Jerusalem say, 'They are far away from the LORD; to us the land of Israel has been given as our possession.' Therefore say: Thus says the Lord GOD: Though I have removed them far among the nations and scattered them over foreign countries, and was for a while their only sanctuary in the countries to which they had gone,I will gather you from the nations and assemble you from the countries over which you have been scattered, and I will restore to you the land of Israel. They shall return to it and remove from it all its detestable abominations. I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stony heart from their bodies, and replace it with a natural heart, so that they will live according to my statutes, and observe and carry out my ordinances; thus they shall be my people and I will be their God. But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their detestable abominations, I will bring down their conduct upon their heads, says the Lord GOD.
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?
Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit. (The one who falls on this stone will be dashed to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.) When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them.And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.
NAB2 JER 15:19Thus the LORD answered me: If you repent, so that I restore you, in my presence you shall stand; If you bring forth the precious without the vile, you shall be my mouthpiece. Then it shall be they who turn to you, and you shall not turn to them; And I will make you toward this people a solid wall of brass. Though they fight against you, they shall not prevail, For I am with you, to deliver and rescue you, says the LORD. I will free you from the hand of the wicked, and rescue you from the grasp of the violent.
NAB2 ISA 1:24Now, therefore, says the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah! I will take vengeance on my foes and fully repay my enemies! I will turn my hand against you, and refine your dross in the furnace, removing all your alloy. I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as in the beginning; After that you shall be called city of justice, faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed by judgment, and her repentant ones by justice.
NAB LUK 22:25He said to them, The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them and those in authority over them are addressed as 'Benefactors'; but among you it shall not be so. Rather, let the greatest among you be as the youngest, and the leader as the servant. For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves. It is you who have stood by me in my trials; and 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 REV 5:6Then 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'.
NAB2 REV 3:8I know your works (behold, I have left an open door before you, which no one can close). You have limited strength, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make those of the assembly of Satan who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying, behold I will make them come and fall prostrate at your feet, and they will realize that I love you.
NAB2 REV 4:1After this I had a vision of an open door to heaven, and I heard the trumpetlike voice that had spoken to me before, saying, 'Come up here and I will show you what must happen afterwards.' At once I was caught up in spirit. A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat one whose appearance sparkled like jasper and carnelian. Around the throne was a halo as brilliant as an emerald. Surrounding the throne I saw twenty-four other thrones on which twenty-four elders sat, dressed in white garments and with gold crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. Seven flaming torches burned in front of the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. In front of the throne was something that resembled a sea of glass like crystal. In the center and around the throne, there were four living creatures covered with eyes in front and in back.
NAB2 REV 15:1Then I saw in heaven another sign, great and awe-inspiring: seven angels with the seven last plagues, for through them God's fury is accomplished. Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire. On the sea of glass were standing those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and the number that signified its name.
Under Messianic Reign, Jesus will rule the world. It is upon the blast of the seventh trumpet of Armageddon that Messianic Reign begins. It is from the twenty-four elders around God's throne that the seven spirits are sent out to Christ's Bishops on earth. The twenty-four elders are the combination of the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve Apostles. When the seventh trumpet of Armageddon blows, Jesus will rule the world and 'seven' spirits at God's throne will carry the authority and power of both the Jewish nation and the Catholic Church to the Bishops of the Catholic Church. The New Jerusalem, initiated at Armageddon, will be ruled by Jesus through His Church. From Armageddon forward, Jesus' Church will carry the authority of both the Israelite nation and the Catholic Church. Oh! And the world!
Now that the whole world knows of Christianity, which was a pre-requisite to the restoration of Israel, Jesus is going to shift His Church into high gear. Upon Messianic Reign, Christ's Church will dominate the world. The formation of Zion, when the seventh trumpet of Armageddon blows, will be a rebirth for Christ's Church. Jesus sends the 'seven' spirits out to His Bishops, now Angels. It is those Bishops/Angels who won victory for Him and through Him, over the 'beast', at Armageddon, that Jesus sends His 'seven' spirits to. Jesus dispatching the 'seventy', and bestowing them with tremendous power from the Holy Spirit, will mirror Jesus dispatching the Twelve Apostles in His day. We can only imagine that there will be great miracles happening, at the hand of Christ's Angels, and all His Priests, to draw the world to Jesus.Many in our modern age see getting as many people into heaven as possible as their goal. This is not Jesus and the Father's goal. Jesus and the Father desire a world producing the fruit of love for God. Those who love God through obedience, or repent to love God through obedience, is the precious fruit that God is looking for. Those who love God go to heaven through Jesus' blood. Heaven can do without the false-repentants who do not love God enough to protect the innocent through justice on earth.
NAB LUK 10:16The seventy (-two) returned rejoicing, and said, 'Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.' Jesus 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.
NAB REV 12:5Michael 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.REV 15 Continued: They were holding God's harps, and they sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb: 'Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God almighty. Just and true are your ways, O king of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, or glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All the nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.' After this I had another vision. 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.
NAB2 ISA 22:20On that day I will summon my servant Eliakim, son of Hilkiah; I will clothe him with your robe, and gird him with your sash, and give over to him your authority. He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. I will place the key of the House of David on his shoulder; when he opens, no one shall shut, when he shuts, no one shall open. I will fix him like a peg in a sure spot, to be a place of honor for his family; On him shall hang all the glory of his family: descendants and offspring, all the little dishes, from bowls to jugs. On that day, says the LORD of hosts, the peg fixed in a sure spot shall give way, break off and fall, and the weight that hung on it shall be done away with; for the LORD has spoken.REV 15-16 Continued: 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. 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 1:20This 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.
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 3:6"Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the angel of the church in Philadelphia, write this: "The holy one, the true, who holds the key of David, who opens and no one shall close, who closes and no one shall open, says this:
I know your works (behold, I have left an open door before you, which no one can close). You have limited strength, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make those of the assembly of Satan who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying, behold I will make them come and fall prostrate at your feet, and they will realize that I love you. Because you have kept my message of endurance, I will keep you safe in the time of trial that is going to come to the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming quickly. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one may take your crown.
The victor I will make into a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never leave it again. On him I will inscribe the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, as well as my new name.
NAB3 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 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. The one who spoke to me held a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. The city was square, its length the same as (also) its width. He measured the city with the rod and found it fifteen hundred miles in length and width and height. He also measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits according to the standard unit of measurement the angel used. The wall was constructed of jasper, while the city was pure gold, clear as glass. The foundations of the city wall were decorated with every precious stone; the first course of stones was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh hyacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made from a single pearl; and the street of the city was of pure gold, transparent as glass. I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb.
The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and to it the kings of the earth will bring their treasure. During the day its gates will never be shut, and there will be no night there. The treasure and wealth of the nations will be brought there, but nothing unclean will enter it, nor any (one) who does abominable things or tells lies. Only those will enter whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
NAB3 ZEC 8:1This word of the LORD of hosts came: Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am intensely jealous for Zion, stirred to jealous wrath for her. Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and I will dwell within Jerusalem; Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women, each with staff in hand because of old age, shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem. The city shall be filled with boys and girls playing in her streets. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Even if this should seem impossible in the eyes of the remnant of this people, shall it in those days be impossible in my eyes also, says the LORD of hosts? Thus says the LORD of hosts: Lo, I will rescue my people from the land of the rising sun, and from the land of the setting sun. I will bring them back to dwell within Jerusalem. They shall be my people, and I will be their God, with faithfulness and justice. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Let your hands be strong, you who in these days hear these words spoken by the prophets on the day when the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid for the building of the temple. For before those days there were no wages for men, or hire for beasts; those who came and went had no security from the enemy, for I set every man against his neighbor. But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in former days, says the LORD of hosts, for it is the seedtime of peace: the vine shall yield its fruit, the land shall bear its crops, and the heavens shall give their dew; all these things I will have the remnant of the people possess. Just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you that you may be a blessing; do not fear, but let your hands be strong. Thus says the LORD of hosts: As I determined to harm you when your fathers provoked me to wrath, says the LORD of hosts, and I did not relent, so again in these days I have determined to favor Jerusalem and the house of Judah; do not fear! These then are the things you should do: Speak the truth to one another; let there be honesty and peace in the judgments at your gates, and let none of you plot evil against another in his heart, nor love a false oath. For all these things I hate, says the LORD. This word of the LORD of hosts came to me:
NAB ISA 12:1On that day, you will say: I give you thanks, O LORD; though you have been angry with me, your anger has abated, and you have consoled me. God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior. With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation, and say on that day: Give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name; among the nations make known his deeds, proclaim how exalted is his name. Sing praise to the LORD for his glorious achievement; let this be known throughout all the earth. Shout with exultation, O city of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel!
NAB2 ZEC 3:4Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, while Satan stood at his right hand to accuse him. And the angel of the LORD said to Satan, 'May the LORD rebuke you, Satan; may the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this man a brand snatched from the fire?' Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clad in filthy garments. He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, 'Take off his filthy garments, and clothe him in festal garments.' He also said, 'Put a clean miter on his head.' And they put a clean miter on his head and clothed him with the garments. Then the angel of the LORD, standing, said, 'See, I have taken away your guilt.' The angel of the LORD then gave Joshua this assurance: 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: If you walk in my ways and heed my charge, you shall judge my house and keep my courts, and I will give you access among these standing here. Listen, O Joshua, high priest! You and your associates who sit before you are men of good omen. Yes, I will bring my servant the Shoot. Look at the stone that I have placed before Joshua, one stone with seven facets. I will engrave its inscription, says the LORD of hosts, and I will take away the guilt of the land in one day. On that day, says the LORD of hosts, you will invite one another under your vines and fig trees.'
NAB MAT 16:13 Peter the Rock.When Jesus came to the neighborhood of Ceasarea Philippi, he asked his disciples this question: "Who do people say that the Son of Man is? They replied, "Some say John the Baptizer, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." "And you," he said to them, "who do you say that I am?" "You are the Messiah," Simon Peter answered, "the Son of the living God!" 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 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."
NAB2 DEU 1:10The LORD, your God, has so multiplied you that you are now as numerous as the stars in the sky. May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times over, and bless you as he promised! But how can I alone bear the crushing burden that you are, along with your bickering? Choose wise, intelligent and experienced men from each of your tribes, that I may appoint them as your leaders. You answered me, 'We agree to do as you have proposed.' So I took outstanding men of your tribes, wise and experienced, and made them your leaders as officials over thousands, over hundreds, over fifties and over tens, and other tribal officers. I charged your judges at that time, Listen to complaints among your kinsmen, and administer true justice to both parties even if one of them is an alien. In rendering judgment, do not consider who a person is; give ear to the lowly and to the great alike, fearing no man, for judgment is God's. Refer to me any case that is too hard for you and I will hear it.'
Under Messianic Reign the repentant, who 'live the truth', will have no desire, need or capability to keep their past evil works hidden in darkness. For the protection of the innocent, the practice of hiding sin in darkness will be eliminated. The souls of the repentant, living in Zion, will be transparent. Light will enter into the world. Justice will reign. The children, poor and persecuted masses will have a veil of protection from Christ's Guardian Angels who will rule and enforce Justice over the whole earth through the 'keys to the kingdom'. Messianic Reign will supersede, not replace, secular courts. Clergy will use the 'keys to the Kingdom' to work with secular courts to protect all the inhabitants of the earth, especially the vulnerable. Those who truly repent of their sins, to love and obey God and neighbor, have no argument with justice being served upon them in secular courts for the protection of the innocent. Scandals will be eliminated. Jesus will enforce the Law and Justice through His Apocalyptic Angels. There will be peace on earth.
NAB2 JOH 3:19And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.
Let Justice Reign, Lord!
NAB2 PSA 75:2We thank you, God, we give thanks; we call upon your name, declare your wonderful deeds. You said: 'I will choose the time; I will judge fairly. The earth and all its inhabitants will quake, but I have firmly set its pillars.' Selah So I say to the boastful: 'Do not boast!' to the wicked: 'Do not raise your horns! Do not raise your horns against heaven! Do not speak arrogantly against the Rock!' For judgment comes not from east or from west, not from the desert or from the mountains, But from God who decides, who brings some low and raises others high. Yes, a cup is in the LORD'S hand, foaming wine, fully spiced. When God pours it out, they will drain it even to the dregs; all the wicked of the earth must drink. But I will rejoice forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob, Who has said: 'I will break off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the just shall be lifted up.'
NAB2 PSA 149:1Hallelujah! Sing to the LORD a new song, a hymn in the assembly of the faithful. Let Israel be glad in their maker, the people of Zion rejoice in their king. Let them praise his name in festive dance, make music with tambourine and lyre. For the LORD takes delight in his people, honors the poor with victory. Let the faithful rejoice in their glory, cry out for joy at their banquet, With the praise of God in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hands, To bring retribution on the nations, punishment on the peoples, To bind their kings with chains, shackle their nobles with irons, To execute the judgments decreed for them' such is the glory of all God's faithful.Hallelujah!
NAB2 REV 19:11Then I saw the heavens opened, and there was a white horse; its rider was (called) 'Faithful and True.' He judges and wages war in righteousness. His eyes were (like) a fiery flame, and on his head were many diadems. He had a name inscribed that no one knows except himself. He wore a cloak that had been dipped in blood, and his name was called the Word of God. The armies of heaven followed him, mounted on white horses and wearing clean white linen. Out of his mouth came a sharp sword to strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod, and he himself will tread out in the wine press the wine of the fury and wrath of God the almighty. He has a name written on his cloak and on his thigh, 'King of kings and Lord of lords.'
NAB2 LUK 18:1Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, 'There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being. And a widow in that town used to come to him and say, 'Render a just decision for me against my adversary.' For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, 'While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.' The Lord said, 'Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says. Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?'
NAB2 PSA 7:7Rise up, LORD, in your anger; rise against the fury of my foes. Wake to judge as you have decreed. Have the assembly of the peoples gather about you; sit on your throne high above them, O LORD, judge of the nations. Grant me justice, LORD, for I am blameless, free of any guilt. Bring the malice of the wicked to an end; uphold the innocent, O God of justice, who tries hearts and minds. A shield before me is God who saves the honest heart. God is a just judge, who rebukes in anger every day. If sinners do not repent, God sharpens his sword, strings and readies the bow, Prepares his deadly shafts, makes arrows blazing thunderbolts. Sinners conceive iniquity; pregnant with mischief, they give birth to failure. They open a hole and dig it deep, but fall into the pit they have dug. Their mischief comes back upon themselves; their violence falls on their own heads.
NAB2 REV 19:1'Alleluia! Salvation, glory, and might belong to our God, for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her harlotry.He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.'
NAB2 PSA 9:1I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous deeds. I will delight and rejoice in you; I will sing hymns to your name, Most High. For my enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. You upheld my right and my cause, seated on your throne, judging justly. You rebuked the nations, you destroyed the wicked; their name you blotted out for all time The enemies have been ruined forever; you destroyed their cities; their memory has perished. The LORD rules forever, has set up a throne for judgment. It is God who governs the world with justice, who judges the peoples with fairness. The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, stronghold in times of trouble. Those who honor your name trust in you; you never forsake those who seek you, LORD. Sing hymns to the LORD enthroned on Zion; proclaim God's deeds among the nations! For the avenger of bloodshed remembers, does not forget the cry of the afflicted. Have mercy on me, LORD; see how my foes afflict me! You alone can raise me from the gates of death. Then I will declare all your praises, sing joyously of your salvation in the gates of daughter Zion. The nations fall into the pit they dig; in the snare they hide, their own foot is caught. The LORD is revealed in this divine rule: by the deeds they do the wicked are trapped. Higgaion. Selah To Sheol the wicked will depart, all the nations that forget God. The needy will never be forgotten, nor will the hope of the afflicted ever fade. Arise, LORD, let no mortal prevail; let the nations be judged in your presence. Strike them with terror, LORD; show the nations they are mere mortals. Selah
NAB2 REV 11:15Then 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.' The twenty-four elders who sat on their thrones before God prostrated themselves and worshiped God and said: 'We give thanks to you, Lord God almighty, who are and who were. For you have assumed your great power and have established your reign. The nations raged, but your wrath has come, and the time for the dead to be judged, and to recompense your servants, the prophets, and the holy ones and those who fear your name, the small and the great alike, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.' Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a violent hailstorm.
NAB2 PSA 50:1A psalm of Asaph. I The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. From Zion God shines forth. perfect in beauty. Our God comes and will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes, storming fiercely round about. God summons the heavens above and the earth to the judgment of his people: 'Gather my faithful ones before me, those who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.' The heavens proclaim divine justice, for God alone is the judge. Selah
NAB2 REV 16:1I 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. The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth. Festering and ugly sores broke out on those who had the mark of the beast or worshiped its image. The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea. The sea turned to blood like that from a corpse; every creature living in the sea died. The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water. These also turned to blood. Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: 'You are just, O Holy One, who are and who were, in passing this sentence. For they have shed the blood of the holy ones and the prophets, and you (have) given them blood to drink; it is what they deserve.' Then I heard the altar cry out, 'Yes, Lord God almighty, your judgments are true and just.'
NAB2 PSA 110:1A psalm of David. The LORD says to you, my lord: 'Take your throne at my righthand, while I make your enemies your footstool. The scepter of your sovereign might the LORD will extend from Zion. The LORD says: 'Rule over your enemies! Yours is princely power from the day of your birth. In holy splendor before the daystar, like the dew I begot you.' The LORD has sworn and will not waver: 'Like Melchizedek you are a priest forever.' At your right hand is the Lord, who crushes kings on the day of wrath, Who, robed in splendor, judges nations, crushes heads across the wide earth, Who drinks from the brook by the wayside and thus holds high the head.
NAB2 PSA 76:3On Salem is God's tent, a shelter on Zion. There the flashing arrows were shattered, shield, sword, and weapons of war. Selah Terrible and awesome are you, stronger than the ancient mountains. Despoiled are the bold warriors; they sleep their final sleep; the hands of all the mighty have failed. At your roar, O God of Jacob, chariots and steeds lay still. So terrible and awesome are you; who can stand before you and your great anger? From the heavens you pronounced sentence; the earth was terrified and reduced to silence, When you arose, O God, for judgment to deliver the afflicted of the land. Selah Even wrathful Edom praises you; the remnant of Hamath keeps your feast. Make and keep vows to the LORD your God. May all present bring gifts to this awesome God, Who checks the pride of princes, inspires awe among the kings of earth.
NAB2 PSA 82:1God rises in the divine council, gives judgment in the midst of the gods. 'How long will you judge unjustly and favor the cause of the wicked? Selah Defend the lowly and fatherless; render justice to the afflicted and needy. Rescue the lowly and poor; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.' The gods neither know nor understand, wandering about in darkness, and all the world's foundations shake. I declare: 'Gods though you be, offspring of the Most High all of you, Yet like any mortal you shall die; like any prince you shall fall.' Arise, O God, judge the earth, for yours are all the nations.
NAB2 PSA 89:14Mighty your arm, strong your hand, your right hand is ever exalted. Justice and judgment are the foundation of your throne; love and loyalty march before you.
NAB MAT 26:64Jesus answered: "It is you who say it. But I tell you this: Soon you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven."
NAB2 PSA 94:1LORD, avenging God, avenging God, shine forth! Rise up, judge of the earth; give the proud what they deserve. How long, LORD, shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked glory? How long will they mouth haughty speeches, go on boasting, all these evildoers? They crush your people, LORD, torment your very own. They kill the widow and alien; the fatherless they murder. They say, 'The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.' Understand, you stupid people! You fools, when will you be wise? Does the one who shaped the ear not hear? The one who formed the eye not see? Does the one who guides nations not rebuke? The one who teaches humans not have knowledge? The LORD does know human plans; they are only puffs of air. Happy those whom you guide, LORD, whom you teach by your instruction. You give them rest from evil days, while a pit is being dug for the wicked. You, LORD, will not forsake your people, nor abandon your very own. Judgment shall again be just, and all the upright of heart will follow it. Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against evildoers? If the LORD were not my help, I would long have been silent in the grave. When I say, 'My foot is slipping', your love, LORD, holds me up. When cares increase within me, your comfort gives me joy. Can unjust judges be your allies, those who create burdens in the name of law, Those who conspire against the just and condemn the innocent to death? No, the LORD is my secure height, my God, the rock where I find refuge, Who will turn back their evil upon them and destroy them for their wickedness. Surely the LORD our God will destroy them!
NAB2 PSA 97:1The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice; let the many islands be glad. Cloud and darkness surround the Lord; justice and right are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him; everywhere it consumes the foes. Lightning illumines the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim God's justice; all peoples see his glory.
All who serve idols are put to shame, who glory in worthless things; all gods bow down before you. Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice because of your judgments, O LORD. You, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth, exalted far above all gods. The LORD loves those who hate evil, protects the lives of the faithful, rescues them from the hand of the wicked. Light dawns for the just; gladness, for the honest of heart. Rejoice in the LORD, you just, and praise his holy name.
NAB2 ISA 2:2In days to come, The mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say: 'Come, let us climb the LORD'S mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, That he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.' For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.
NAB2 ISA 11:1But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD, and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD. Not by appearance shall he judge, nor by hearsay shall he decide, But he shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land's afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips. Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the ox. The baby shall play by the cobra's den, and the child lay his hand on the adder's lair. There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea. On that day, The root of Jesse, set up as a signal for the nations, The Gentiles shall seek out, for his dwelling shall be glorious. On that day, The Lord shall again take it in hand to reclaim the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria and Egypt, Pathros, Ethiopia, and Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the isles of the sea. He shall raise a signal to the nations and gather the outcasts of Israel; The dispersed of Judah he shall assemble from the four corners of the earth. The envy of Ephraim shall pass away, and the rivalry of Judah be removed; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not be hostile to Ephraim; But they shall swoop down on the foothills of the Philistines to the west, together they shall plunder the Kedemites; Edom and Moab shall be their possessions, and the Ammonites their subjects. The LORD shall dry up the tongue of the Sea of Egypt, and wave his hand over the Euphrates in his fierce anger And shatter 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 he came up from the land of Egypt.
NAB2 PSA 58:2Do you indeed pronounce justice, O gods; do you judge mortals fairly? No, you freely engage in crime; your hands dispense violence to the earth. The wicked have been corrupt since birth; liars from the womb, they have gone astray. Their poison is like the poison of a snake, like that of a serpent stopping its ears, So as not to hear the voice of the charmer who casts such cunning spells. O God, smash the teeth in their mouths; break the jaw-teeth of these lions, LORD! Make them vanish like water flowing away; trodden down, let them wither like grass. Let them dissolve like a snail that oozes away, like an untimely birth that never sees the sun. Suddenly, like brambles or thistles, have the whirlwind snatch them away. Then the just shall rejoice to see the vengeance and bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked. Then it will be said: 'Truly there is a reward for the just; there is a God who is judge on earth!'
NAB2 ISA 51:1Listen to me, you who pursue justice, who seek the LORD; Look to the rock from which you were hewn, to the pit from which you were quarried; Look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth; When he was but one I called him, I blessed him and made him many. Yes, the LORD shall comfort Zion and have pity on all her ruins; Her deserts he shall make like Eden, her wasteland like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness shall be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of song. Be attentive to me, my people; my folk, give ear to me. For law shall go forth from my presence, and my judgment, as the light of the peoples. I will make my justice come speedily; my salvation shall go forth (and my arm shall judge the nations); In me shall the coastlands hope, and my arm they shall await. Raise your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth below; Though the heavens grow thin like smoke, the earth wears out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies, My salvation shall remain forever and my justice shall never be dismayed. Hear me, you who know justice, you people who have my teaching at heart: Fear not the reproach of men, be not dismayed at their revilings. They shall be like a garment eaten by moths, like wool consumed by grubs; But my justice shall remain forever and my salvation, for all generations. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD! Awake as in the days of old, in ages long ago! Was it not you who crushed Rahab, you who pierced the dragon? Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, Who made the depths of the sea into a way for the redeemed to pass over? Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowned with everlasting joy; They will meet with joy and gladness, sorrow and mourning will flee. I, it is I who comfort you. Can you then fear mortal man, who is human only, to be looked upon as grass, And forget the LORD, your maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth? All the day you are in constant dread of the fury of the oppressor; But when he sets himself to destroy, what is there of the oppressor's fury? The oppressed shall soon be released; they shall not die and go down into the pit, nor shall they want for bread. For I am the LORD, your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; the LORD of hosts by name. I have put my words into your mouth and shielded you in the shadow of my hand, I, who stretched out the heavens, who laid the foundations of the earth, who say to Zion: You are my people. Awake, awake! Arise, O Jerusalem, You who drank at the LORD'S hand the cup of his wrath; Who drained to the dregs the bowl of staggering! She has no one to guide her of all the sons she bore; She has no one to grasp her by the hand, of all the sons she reared! Your misfortunes are double; who is there to condole with you? Desolation and destruction, famine and sword! Who is there to comfort you? Your sons lie helpless at every street corner like antelopes in a net. They are filled with the wrath of the LORD, the rebuke of your God. But now, hear this, O afflicted one, drunk, but not with wine, Thus says the LORD, your Master, your God, who defends his people: See, I am taking from your hand the cup of staggering; The bowl of my wrath you shall no longer drink. I will put it into the hands of your tormentors, those who ordered you to bow down, that they might walk over you, While you offered your back like the ground, like the street for them to walk on.
NAB2 ISA 66:13As a mother comforts her son, so will I comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort. When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bodies flourish like the grass; The LORD'S power shall be known to his servants, but to his enemies, his wrath. Lo, the LORD shall come in fire, his chariots like the whirlwind, To wreak his wrath with burning heat and his punishment with fiery flames. For the LORD shall judge all mankind by fire and sword. and many shall be slain by the LORD. They who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the groves, as followers of one who stands within, they who eat swine's flesh, loathsome things and mice, shall all perish with their deeds and their thoughts, says the LORD. I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see my glory.
NAB2 EZE 34:11For thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark. I will lead them out from among the peoples and gather them from the foreign lands; I will bring them back to their own country and pasture them upon the mountains of Israel (in the land's ravines and all its inhabited places). In good pastures will I pasture them, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing ground. There they shall lie down on good grazing ground, and in rich pastures shall they be pastured on the mountains of Israel. I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD. The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal (but the sleek and the strong I will destroy), shepherding them rightly. As for you, my sheep, says the Lord GOD, I will judge between one sheep and another, between rams and goats. Was it not enough for you to graze on the best pasture, that you had to trample the rest of your pastures with your feet? Was it not enough for you to drink the clearest water, that you had to foul the remainder with your feet? Thus my sheep had to graze on what your feet had trampled and drink what your feet had fouled. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Now will I judge between the fat and the lean sheep. Because you push with side and shoulder, and butt all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them out, I will save my sheep so that they may no longer be despoiled, and I will judge between one sheep and another. I will appoint one shepherd over them to pasture them, my servant David; he shall pasture them and be their shepherd. I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I, the LORD, have spoken. I will make a covenant of peace with them, and rid the country of ravenous beasts, that they may dwell securely in the desert and sleep in the forests. I will place them about my hill, sending rain in due season, rains that shall be a blessing to them. The trees of the field shall bear their fruits, and the land its crops, and they shall dwell securely on their own soil. Thus they shall know that I am the LORD when I break the bonds of their yoke and free them from the power of those who enslaved them. They shall no longer be despoiled by the nations or devoured by beasts of the earth, but shall dwell secure, with no one to frighten them. I will prepare for them peaceful fields for planting; they shall no longer be carried off by famine in the land, or bear the reproaches of the nations. Thus they shall know that I, the LORD, am their God, and they are my people, the house of Israel, says the Lord GOD. (You, my sheep, you are the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, says the Lord GOD.)
NAB2 MIC 4:1In days to come the mount of the LORD'S house Shall be established higher than the mountains; it shall rise high above the hills, And peoples shall stream to it: Many nations shall come, and say, 'Come, let us climb the mount of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, That he may instruct us in his ways, that we may walk in his paths.' For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples and impose terms on strong and distant nations; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again. Every man shall sit under his own vine or under his own fig tree, undisturbed; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken. For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, But we will walk in the name of the LORD, our God, forever and ever. On that day, says the LORD, I will gather the lame, And I will assemble the outcasts, and those whom I have afflicted. I will make of the lame a remnant, and of those driven far off a strong nation; And the LORD shall be king over them on Mount Zion, from now on forever. And you, O Magdal-eder, hillock of daughter Zion! Unto you shall it come: the former dominion shall be restored, the kingdom of daughter Jerusalem. Now why do you cry out so? Are you without a king? Or has your counselor perished, That you are seized with pains like a woman in travail? Writhe in pain, grow faint, O daughter Zion, like a woman in travail; For now shall you go forth from the city and dwell in the fields; To Babylon shall you go, there shall you be rescued. There shall the LORD redeem you from the hand of your enemies. How many nations are gathered against you! They say, 'Let her be profaned, let our eyes see Zion's downfall!' But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, nor understand his counsel, When he has gathered them like sheaves on the threshing floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter Zion; your horn I will make iron And your hoofs bronze, that you may crush many peoples; You shall devote their spoils to the LORD, and their riches to the Lord of the whole earth. Now fence yourself in, Bat-gader! They have laid siege against us! With the rod they strike on the cheek the ruler of Israel.
NAB2 ISA 33:20Look to Zion, the city of our festivals; let your eyes see Jerusalem as a quiet abode, a tent not to be struck, Whose pegs will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes severed. Indeed the LORD will be there with us, majestic; yes, the LORD our judge, the LORD our lawgiver, the LORD our king, he it is who will save us.
Criminals With Nowhere to Hide
Christ's horn is Christ's Power. The seven spirits of God are poured out to Christ's Church, upon Jesus enthronement as King and Ruler of the world. The Church is to use Jesus eyes and His horn (Christ's Power) to bring about Jesus' Justice in the world.
Can you imagine a Justice system which needs no evidence nor even the physical capture of the perpetrator? God sees all. Night or day there is nowhere for perpetrators of crimes to hide from the eyes of God. Jesus is enthroned as Ruler of the world at Armageddon. At Armageddon auto-anathemas are enacted which search out and destroy all unrepentant evildoers in the world. Any guilty perpetrator must now come to the prosecuting attorney and Church leaders, if they want to go to heaven. Through the sacrament of Reconciliation, the guilty can rise back to life from strikes from the sword of Christ's mouth, anathema. Right after they confess their crimes to secular courts, this can be done for them. Christ's great Guardian Angels of the Apocalypse will police, patrol and protect the whole world. One cannot beat this for Law Enforcement, keeping the Peace and protection of the innocent. Even those enforcing Christ's Law will have auto-anathemas insuring that they act justly.
NAB2 REV 5:6Then 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.'
NAB2 REV 4:1After this I had a vision of an open door to heaven, and I heard the trumpetlike voice that had spoken to me before, saying, 'Come up here and I will show you what must happen afterwards.' At once I was caught up in spirit. A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat one whose appearance sparkled like jasper and carnelian. Around the throne was a halo as brilliant as an emerald.
NAB REV 22:16"It is I, Jesus, who have sent my angel to give you this testimony about the churches. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the Morning Star shining bright."REV 4 Continued: Surrounding the throne I saw twenty-four other thrones on which twenty-four elders sat, dressed in white garments and with gold crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. Seven flaming torches burned in front of the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.
NAB2 REV 2:26To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. Like clay vessels will they be smashed, just as I received authority from my Father. And to him I will give the morning star.REV 4 Continued:In front of the throne was something that resembled a sea of glass like crystal. In the center and around the throne, there were four living creatures covered with eyes in front and in back. The first creature resembled a lion, the second was like a calf, the third had a face like that of a human being, and the fourth looked like an eagle in flight. The four living creatures, each of them with six wings, were covered with eyes inside and out. Day and night they do not stop exclaiming: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come.' Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who sits on the throne and worship him, who lives forever and ever. They throw down their crowns before the throne, exclaiming: 'Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created.'
NAB2 REV 2:18'To the angel of the church in Thyatira, write this: The Son of God, whose eyes are like a fiery flame and whose feet are like polished brass, says this: 'I know your works, your love, faith, service, and endurance, and that your last works are greater than the first. Yet I hold this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, who teaches and misleads my servants to play the harlot and to eat food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her harlotry. So I will cast her on a sickbed and plunge those who commit adultery with her into intense suffering unless they repent of her works. I will also put her children to death. Thus shall all the churches come to know that I am the searcher of hearts and minds and that I will give each of you what your works deserve. But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not uphold this teaching and know nothing of the so-called deep secrets of Satan: on you I will place no further burden, except that you must hold fast to what you have until I come.'To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. Like clay vessels will they be smashed, just as I received authority from my Father. And to him I will give the morning star.
NAB2 REV 5:5One of the elders said to me, 'Do not weep. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals.' 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.
NAB2 HOS 11:10They shall follow the LORD, who roars like a lion; When he roars, his sons shall come frightened from the west, Out of Egypt they shall come trembling, like sparrows, from the land of Assyria, like doves; And I will resettle them in their homes, says the LORD.
NAB2 REV 6:10They cried out in a loud voice, How long will it be, holy and true master, before you sit in judgment and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?
World Peace through Justice
Justice Through Transparency of Actions
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