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
God promises peace in the post Armageddon world of Messianic Reign. Jesus will rule over Zion through His Church, the Catholic Church. So how do we achieve world peace through judgment and justice, through the Catholic Church, through Jesus in post Armageddon times?
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.
We know that Jesus will shepherd the nations through the iron rod of His mouth which is the keys to the kingdom. We know that Christ's great protectors, Archangel Michael and his angels, will have left us with a plan to protect all the innocent of the world. The Catholic Church has Christ's big gun of Anathema (anathema is Christ's power to hold sins bound) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (The Sacrament of Reconciliation is Christ's Power to hold sins loost). It seems to me that it should not take a rocket scientist to figure out how to use Church Anathema and the Church Sacrament of Reconciliation to enforce justice and establish peace on earth, in the future era of Messianic Reign.
Presently, if you go to confession, and you confess that you raped some children, and murdered some of them, the priest would absolve you of your sins and this would be the end of it. The same child rapists and murderers then come back the next week to have their sins absolved again. Does this lead to world peace through Judgment and Justice? No it does not! It was from behind prison bars that Pope John Paul II forgave the man who tried to assassinate him. For world peace through justice, we, all the people of the world, want the same type of justice and protection, that Pope John Paul II bequeathed upon himself. Under the justice of Messianic Reign, priests will tell those confessing their sins of harming children, "Your absolution from sin, and thus entrance into spiritual life, is conditional on you going to the police, and secular courts, and confessing your crimes against humanity. Life in prison, for the protection of the innocent, is a small price to pay, for the blood of Jesus to absolve you of your atrocities committed upon children, so you can go to heaven." Now this action will bring justice and peace to the world, through the protection of the innocent. Sinners are still forgiven, however, justice, through the protection of the innocent, will come first, under Messianic Reign. This will be how Jesus brings peace and justice to earth in the post Armageddon world of Zion and Messianic Reign.
Sister Lucia tells us that Archangel Michael will bring a transparency to the actions that people commit. For every crime committed there is a perfect witness who knows just exactly what happened at the crime scene. This perfect witness even knows what the criminal was thinking when he committed the crime. This perfect witness is the criminal himself. Let the Church use the keys to the kingdom to force criminals to turn themselves in and testify, in civil courts, to describe in detail what they did in there crime. Jesus sees all. We can use Jesus' eye sight, along with His power to bind and loost sins, to force criminals to proclaim their guilt before civil courts.
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. No one on earth can hide from anathema. Our King, Jesus Christ, sees all. Our King, Jesus Christ, has the power of spiritual life and spiritual death, over all people on earth. The Church is to use Jesus eyes' and Jesus' horn, which Jesus' 'horn' is His Power, to bring about Jesus Justice in the world. Through Christ's Justice on earth, Christ's 'Peace on earth', will flow. Christ's disciples, Catholic Clergy, will transform into Christ's great Guardian Angels of the Apocalypse, under Messianic Reign.
Would there be peace at the Vatican if the Pope disbanded the Swiss Guard and told Roman Police to stay out of Vatican City? There would be chaos and atrocities in Vatican City if it were not for a system of law enforcement and justice. This is the same for Christ's Church (billions of Christians) and the world. The only difference is that Clergy are presently not enforcing justice through the use of the keys to the kingdom, to bring peace to the world, where the Pope has law enforcement to protect himself and his property. When the Pope, Bishops and priests switch to using the keys to the kingdom to enforce Justice in the world, it is then that peace will flow out into the world. As with Pope John Paul II's forgiveness to his enemy, from behind prison bars, so too can forgiveness and brotherly love coincide with Justice in the confessional, for the sake of world peace. Justice is not vengeance. Justice brings protection and peace in the world. Christ's great guardian angels of the apocalypse will understand this.
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.”
Let the Church use the sword of Christ's mouth, anathema, to protect and defend the innocent masses of the world today. Let Justice reign! Through Justice, world peace will flow out upon the world. From Archangel Michael's battle with Satan at Armageddon, in our future era of the apocalypse, forward, protection of the innocent will be the number one priority in the confessional. Let Christ's protection of the innocent, rule the world. Salvation, through the forgiveness of sins, to the perpetrators of heinous crimes, will be moved to the second most important thing to happen in the confessional. As King David enforced justice in Israel, let the Catholic Church enforce justice to the world. Let the Church protect and defend the world through justice. Through justice, under Messianic Reign, let peace on earth flow.
Jesus goes into great detail on how He wills the 'iron rod' of His mouth to be used by the Church. Jesus wills that even individual victimized Christians, in individual injustices, if unresolved through repentance of the perpetrator, have the right to be protected by having their case backed up, through the Church, by the "iron rod" of His mouth.
NAB JOH 20:20At the sight of the Lord the disciples rejoiced. "Peace be with you," he said again. "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." Then he breathed on them and said: "Recieve the Holy Spirit. If you forgive men's sins, they are forgiven them; if you hold them bound, they are held bound."
NAB MAT 5:22What I say to you is: everyone who grows angry with his brother shall be liable to judgement; any man who uses abusive language toward his brother shall be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and if he holds him in contempt he risks the fires of Gehenna.
NAB3 LUK 12:2“There 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.
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 2SADavid reigned over all Israel, judging and administering justice to all his people.
NAB2 DEU 16:18You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes to administer true justice for the people in all the communities which the LORD, your God, is giving you. You shall not distort justice; you must be impartial. You shall not take a bribe; for a bribe blinds the eyes even of the wise and twists the words even of the just. Justice and justice alone shall be your aim, that you may have life and may possess the land which the LORD, your God, is giving you.
NAB2 1KI 10:9Blessed be the LORD, your God, whom it has pleased to place you on the throne of Israel. In his enduring love for Israel, the LORD has made you king to carry out judgment and justice.”
NAB2 1CH 18:14David reigned over all Israel and dispensed justice and right to all his people.
NAB2 2CH 9:8Blessed be the LORD, your God, who has been so pleased with you as to place you on his throne as king for the LORD, your God. Because your God has so loved Israel as to will to make it last forever, he has appointed you over them as king to administer right and justice.”
NAB2 EZR 7:25As for you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God which is in your possession, appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people in West-of-Euphrates, to all, that is, who know the laws of your God. Instruct those who do not know these laws. Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king, let strict judgment be executed upon him, whether death, or corporal punishment, or a fine on his goods, or imprisonment.” Blessed be the LORD, the God of our fathers, who thus disposed the mind of the king to glorify the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, and who let me find favor with the king, with his counselors, and with all the most influential royal officials. I therefore took courage and, with the hand of the LORD, my God, upon me, I gathered together Israelite family heads to make the return journey with me.
NAB2 PSA 10:1Why, LORD, do you stand at a distance and pay no heed to these troubled times? Arrogant scoundrels pursue the poor; they trap them by their cunning schemes. The wicked even boast of their greed; these robbers curse and scorn the LORD. In their insolence the wicked boast: “God doesn‘t care, doesn‘t even exist.” Yet their affairs always succeed; they ignore your judgment on high; they sneer at all who oppose them. They say in their hearts, “We will never fall; never will we see misfortune.” Their mouths are full of oaths, violence, and lies; discord and evil are under their tongues. They wait in ambush near towns; their eyes watch for the helpless. to murder the innocent in secret. They lurk in ambush like lions in a thicket, hide there to trap the poor, snare them and close the net. The helpless are crushed, laid low; they fall into the power of the wicked, Who say in their hearts, “God pays no attention, shows no concern, never bothers to look.” Rise up, LORD God! Raise your arm! Do not forget the poor! Why should the wicked scorn God, say in their hearts, “God doesn‘t care”? But you do see; you do observe this misery and sorrow; you take the matter in hand. To you the helpless can entrust their cause; you are the defender of orphans. Break the arms of the wicked and depraved; make them account for their crimes; let none of them survive. The LORD is king forever; the nations have vanished from God’s land. You listen, LORD, to the needs of the poor; you encourage them and hear their prayers. You win justice for the orphaned and oppressed; no one on earth will cause terror again.
NAB2 PSA 24:1The earth is the LORD’S and all it holds, the world and those who live there. For God founded it on the seas, established it over the rivers. Who may go up the mountain of the LORD? Who can stand in his holy place? “The clean of hand and pure of heart, who are not devoted to idols, who have not sworn falsely. They will receive blessings from the LORD, and justice from their saving God. Such are the people that love the LORD, that seek the face of the God of Jacob.” Selah Lift up your heads, O gates; rise up, you ancient portals, that the king of glory may enter. Who is this king of glory? The LORD, a mighty warrior, the LORD, mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O gates; rise up, you ancient portals, that the king of glory may enter. Who is this king of glory? The LORD of hosts is the king of glory. Selah
NAB PSA 65:2To you we owe our hymn of praise, O God on Zion; To you our vows must be fulfilled, you who hear our prayers. To you all flesh must come with its burden of wicked deeds. We are overcome by our sins; only you can pardon them. Happy the chosen ones you bring to dwell in your courts. May we be filled with the good things of your house, the blessings of your holy temple! You answer us with awesome deeds of justice, O God our savior, The hope of all the ends of the earth and of far distant islands. You are robed in power, you set up the mountains by your might. You still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples. Distant peoples stand in awe of your marvels; east and west you make resound with joy. You visit the earth and water it, make it abundantly fertile. God’s stream is filled with water; with it you supply the world with grain. Thus do you prepare the earth: you drench plowed furrows, and level their ridges. With showers you keep the ground soft, blessing its young sprouts. You adorn the year with your bounty; your paths drip with fruitful rain. The untilled meadows also drip; the hills are robed with joy. The pastures are clothed with flocks, the valleys blanketed with grain; they cheer and sing for joy.
NAB2 PSA 71:1In you, LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your justice rescue and deliver me; listen to me and save me! Be my rock and refuge, my secure stronghold; for you are my rock and fortress. My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of the violent. You are my hope, Lord; my trust, GOD, from my youth. On you I depend since birth; from my mother’s womb you are my strength; my hope in you never wavers. I have become a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge! My mouth shall be filled with your praise, shall sing your glory every day. Do not cast me aside in my old age; as my strength fails, do not forsake me. For my enemies speak against me; they watch and plot against me. They say, “God has abandoned that one Pursue, seize the wretch! No one will come to the rescue!” God, do not stand far from me; my God, hasten to help me. Bring to a shameful end those who attack me; Cover with contempt and scorn those who seek my ruin. I will always hope in you and add to all your praise. My mouth shall proclaim your just deeds, day after day your acts of deliverance, though I cannot number them all. I will speak of the mighty works of the Lord; O GOD, I will tell of your singular justice. God, you have taught me from my youth; to this day I proclaim your wondrous deeds. Now that I am old and gray, do not forsake me, God, That I may proclaim your might to all generations yet to come,Your power and justice, God, to the highest heaven. You have done great things; O God, who is your equal? You have sent me many bitter afflictions, but once more revive me. From the watery depths of the earth once more raise me up. Restore my honor; turn and comfort me, That I may praise you with the lyre for your faithfulness, my God, And sing to you with the harp, O Holy One of Israel! My lips will shout for joy as I sing your praise; my soul, too, which you have redeemed. Yes, my tongue shall recount your justice day by day. For those who sought my ruin will have been shamed and disgraced.
NAB2 PSA 72:2O God, give your judgment to the king; your justice to the son of kings; That he may govern your people with justice, your oppressed with right judgment, That the mountains may yield their bounty for the people, and the hills great abundance, That he may defend the oppressed among the people, save the poor and crush the oppressor. May he live as long as the sun endures, like the moon, through all generations. May he be like rain coming down upon the fields, like showers watering the earth, That abundance may flourish in his days, great bounty, till the moon be no more. May he rule from sea to sea, from the river to the ends of the earth. May his foes kneel before him, his enemies lick the dust. May the kings of Tarshish and the islands bring tribute, the kings of Arabia and Seba offer gifts. May all kings bow before him, all nations serve him. For he rescues the poor when they cry out, the oppressed who have no one to help. He shows pity to the needy and the poor and saves the lives of the poor. From extortion and violence he frees them, for precious is their blood in his sight. Long may he live, receiving gold from Arabia, prayed for without cease, blessed day by day. May wheat abound in the land, flourish even on the mountain heights. May his fruit increase like Lebanon’s, his wheat like the grasses of the land. May his name be blessed forever; as long as the sun, may his name endure. May the tribes of the earth give blessings with his name; may all the nations regard him as favored. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, Who alone does wonderful deeds. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may all the earth be filled with the LORD’S glory.Amen and amen. The end of the psalms of David, son of Jesse.
NAB2 PSA 85:2You once favored, LORD, your land, restored the good fortune of Jacob. You forgave the guilt of your people, pardoned all their sins. Selah You withdrew all your wrath, turned back your burning anger. Restore us once more, God our savior; abandon your wrath against us. Will you be angry with us forever, drag out your anger for all generations? Please give us life again, that your people may rejoice in you. Show us, LORD, your love; grant us your salvation. I will listen for the word of God; surely the LORD will proclaim peace To his people, to the faithful, to those who trust in him. Near indeed is salvation for the loyal; prosperity will fill our land. Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss. Truth will spring from the earth; justice will look down from heaven. The LORD will surely grant abundance; our land will yield its increase. Prosperity will march before the Lord, and good fortune will follow behind.
NAB2 PSA 99:1The LORD is king, the peoples tremble; God is enthroned on the cherubim, the earth quakes. The LORD is great on Zion, exalted above all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name: Holy is God! O mighty king, lover of justice, you alone have established fairness; you have created just rule in Jacob. Exalt the LORD, our God; bow down before his footstool; holy is God! Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel among those who called on God’s name; they called on the LORD, who answered them. From the pillar of cloud God spoke to them; they kept the decrees, the law they received. O LORD, our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God, though you punished their offenses. Exalt the LORD, our God; bow down before his holy mountain; holy is the LORD, our God.