Discussion in 'Coffee House' started by Sanctus, Feb 11, 2018.
I am praying for you tonight Heidi. (In Union with others here)may Our Lady take a hand in this.
Yes I know exactly what you mean Adoremus. As u said, it is hard to describe but you nailed it.
Someone I trust a few days ago recommended to me a Novena to Mary, undoer of knots. I haven't stated yet but I hear it is powerful.
I am keen to hear more.
I found an interesting analysis of this scripture in Rev. Culleton's book "The Prophets and Our Times" from Father Sylvester E. Berry (1920):
180c. "These verses make it clear that there is no question of real locusts such as those that ravaged Egypt in the days of Moses. They are purely symbolic and their ravages chiefly spiritual. Their sting burns and poisons the soul with false doctrines, but has no power to injure those who remain faithful to the graces received in Baptism and Confirmation. For a short time these locusts are permitted to harass and persecute without killing but they cannot destroy the Church.
"In those days men seek death and find it not. The good would welcome death as an escape from the evils and miseries that surround them. Many who have been led astray by false doctrines would likewise welcome death as a relief from their doubts and remorse of conscience.
"The locusts resemble horses accoutred for war. Heresy and schism are ever fruitful sources of religious wars and persecutions. The crowns indicate that rulers, emperors, kings, and princes will be arrayed against the Church as actually happened at the Reformation in the sixteenth century. The crowns merely resembled gold, because there was but a mere semblance of real Christian charity in those days. The human faces prove that these locusts symbolize real persons.
"The hair of a woman probably signifies vanity and immorality; the teeth of a lion strength and cruelty. The breastplates of iron show preparedness for defense as well as for attack. The sound of their innumerable wings resembles the thunder of chariots rushing to battle. This indicates their great numbers and impetuosity. The scorpion-like sting is a symbol of heresy that stings and poisons the soul. Its location in the tail signifies deceit and hypocrisy.
"The king of these symbolic locusts is called the Destroyer (Exterminans). He is Lucifer, the angel of the abyss, the leader of the rebel angels. His minions on earth are the leaders of heresy, schism, and persecution."
I bring your attention to the last statement in which Father Berry points out that the Destroyer is Lucifer himself and his minions on earth are the leaders of heresy, schism, and persecution.
If this bible verse, Revelation 9:9-11, is what we are experiencing right now in relation to what is occurring in the Church then I wonder when the "five months" began. Could the five months have begun around this past September 23rd/24th when the "Woman Clothed with the Sun" sign appeared in the heavens and then the dragon/Lucifer stood before the woman so that he might devour her son.
That would bring us to this February 23rd/24th, @9 days away or maybe February 25th? It's just a thought, this idea may lineup with Saint Bosco's prophecy of the "rainbow of peace appearing before the 2nd full moon in the month of flowers [March 31st?]" but a lot would have to happen in a short amount of time if things are going to "turn around" before March 31st.
Maybe it's time for me to do another 9 day novena.
ref. http://ia800200.us.archive.org/2/items/TheProphetsAndOurTimes/TheProphetsAndOurTimes.pdf page 113 (or 218)
Good idea. Nevermind my reading comprehension appears to be bad.
Father Wolfe came up with same description essentially. I wonder if there is a difference between a destroyer and a minion? It seems there are a lot of minions about!
Don, Yes, there is a difference between the Destroyer and a minion. Based on Father Sylvester E. Berry's interpretation, the Destroyer is Lucifer/Satan/the Devil himself and minions are the followers of the Devil.
PS- From scripture, this is considered to be the first woe. There are two more to go.
I'm not too sure I can handle any more.
I think Padraig said something recently on a thread about the upheaval being both political and geographical
It is so interesting that Lucifer himself has taken charge of destroying the Church and from within too. I had the idea he would have farmed it out to a right hand man, so to speak. But of course this fits with the visions of Popes who speak of a hundred years being granted to Satan to do his worst so to speak.
This being so we are moving very,very swiftly into truly Apocalyptic times. As Archbishop Fulton Sheen said this is an enormous grace. We are like soldiers being called right to the very front line of the Spiritual Battle, just like the Early Christians.
A small sign today. I decided to say the Stations of the Cross after ever mass for Lent every day. But looking at the very modern stations of the Cross I could not figure them out; I had not a clue what they meant, so said the sorrowful mysteries instead. On the way out of Church I complained ot the Sexton who said everyone complained about them, they could not understand them but the priests would never put the titale of the stations up to help out. THey cost a huge amount of money but are totally useless.
A Sign of the times.
Sad about the Stations
All else you mentioned is true as well
It just seems to me that this could be a good sign in the long run. If others are complaining also this is an encouragement. Because we are not alone. The Priests will have to come in line at some point and consider their parishioners. Either willingly or kicking and screaming makes no difference. Do not let them discourage you.
No, we always have a chance to vote with our feet. I will go to an older Church to say the Stations.
I am very postiive; God choose us to live in these times at the dawn of Creation. He choose this time. He choose us. He did this for a reason. He must think , with His help we are good for all this. I think so too.
Yes I too believe that we were chosen for these times. God is great in allowing these blessings to us. Let's not let him down.
Feeling most disgusted, I just sent this to my state senators. I can't tell you how many mass shootings have occurred in this country since Jan 2018 alone! It's just one voter sending a letter. We need to vote with our ballots...somehow! Write-in or abstain. I HATE to abstain, but what choice to I have? The GOP keeps saying it's all about mental illness. They have their pockets lined by the NRA, that's why. There's a lot more mental illness at play here than is acknowledged!! It's all about the lens you're looking through. And that was the point of the homily I heard on vacation last week.
I am new to your area, coming from a neighboring township.
I am definitely not in the habit of writing anyone in the GOP as I have always been more focused on the entire Catholic platform.
That being said, it is my personal hope that all voters will send our representatives a very strong message against the NRA lobbyists, that ENOUGH IS UNCONSCIONABLE. Enough PC lip-service, Get your hands out of their pockets and do the right thing before anymore innocents have to die and families/friends/our county/communities are torn apart at the end of any firearm!!!
Is even the FBI secretly tied to the NRA? How many times do they gets tips and ignore? (Corruption, corruption, wherefore art thou Lord? Where is thy global warning?!) You think I'm kidding...
Personally, I am going in the direction of a little known, up and coming alternative party!
Sometimes we all need to take a breather and put our focus somewhere else. We know what's coming...part of being ready is to step back and let the Holy Spirit rejuvenate you. Breathe and let yourself laugh a LOT more....go to movies, skip down the street to the music in your soul. Go for long walks appreciating God's amazing creation. Give yourself permission to be silly, be as a child as Christ instructed. Pray to be drenched in the real Peace of Christ!
When God is taken out of society, family life, communities, schools and even churches, what it leaves within its wake is a vacuum for evil. Satan has rightly filled this gap and he is the cause of such shootings. I am not one who is against guns and if anyone suggests that guns are the problem then they should look no further than communistic ran governments of Russia or China where good citizens have to throw rocks, like biblical times, in order to remove these godless dictators from power. Our forefather's knew this to be true in America. If it was up to the socialists in our democratic party, we would all be trying to make sling shots to defend ourselves. It is bad people, influenced by Satan that is the problem, not law abiding citizens who believe and take advantage of the second amendment to bear arms. You only have to look at the gunless cities of Chicago and Washington DC to see that this is where most of the murders in the USA are taking place, because only the bad guys (gangs) have guns in the gunless cities. Don't let the socialist media of the Democratic party: CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times, LA Times etc.... brain wash you into thinking it is good law abiding citizens who are doing the killing. They are the problem, as they represent the Godless US, not the law abiding gun owners. What is also diabolic, is that it is the party who has no problem killing millions upon millions of unborn babies in the womb who doesn't want guns in the hands of honest people to defend against political tyranny.
One is defenseless and has no recourse and one is not. Many would love to see that change.
Another example of a brilliant mind
Reporter: If More Babies Were Aborted, the Florida School Shooting Wouldn’t Happen
Micaiah Bilger Feb 16, 2018 | 11:18AM Washington, DC
As America reels from another mass shooting in Florida, one abortion activist used the tragedy to claim that fewer mass shootings would happen if more babies were aborted.
Journalist Becky Griffin’s tweets about abortion and the mass shooting went viral Thursday.
“Woman puts baby up for adoption, he grows up to be a violent young man who will spend the rest of his life in prison for a mass murder. Tell me more about how abortions are wrong,” she wrote Thursday.
I remember reading in a book called 'The Way of Divine Love" years and years ago about violence and murder being part of the way evil surfaces when God is ignored.
The nun who had the revelations from Our Lord if I can spell her name correctly was Josepha Menendez.
The bottom line is when God is kicked out of the class rooms, satan enters without even being invited. The satan is the original gate crasher, party pooper, and destroyer of all that is good. The penultimate blackguard.
Notice God will never impose Himself on anyone, He waits to be invited so as to respect our free will. The penultimate gentleman.
The satan has no respect for anyone, not even for God. So the killing and cruelty and injustice will continue to get worse and worse until society gets the message. Man can not survive without God. Mainly because the satan will not let man survive, his aim is to annihilate all life on this planet. While life continues, Heavenly seats in paradise are being filled by mere mortals once their earthly pilgrimage is over. And satan and his fellow losers will do what it takes to stop any human reaching Heaven. Jesus works along with His Angels and Saints to protect, and save to a degree that is simply astonishing when you begin to consider the army of evil spirits swarming to destroy. And the sick reality remains, there are ignorant ill-informed human beings deluded into doing the work of the devil. We just need to 'Keep Watch and Pray.'
Merciful Jesus, I trust in Thee.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on that poor deluded young man who took the lives of his fellow man; may You fill him with remorse so he spends the rest of his life praying and interceding for the families who are left scarred and devastated at such a cruel and heavy Cross having lost their loved ones in such evil circumstances. Father forgive him, he knows not what he does. May his prison sentence save his soul from eternal damnation. Amen. O merciful Jesus, have the most penultimate Mercy on the souls of those taken without the chance to prepare to meet You. Mercy, sweet Jesus, Mercy our adorable Saviour.
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