Saturday, June 29, 2013
The War in Heaven
A reading from the Book of Revelation (12:7-18):
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. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time.”
When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year. The serpent, however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current. But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus. It took its position on the sand of the sea.
Today is the great Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul, the martyrs of Rome. Let us pray for our Pope on this great day, as he is the successor of Saint Peter.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words,
“I pray every day for you, My son Melvin and for all My sons and daughters living on the face of the earth. The evil one caused Me much suffering when I was on earth, but God the Father was always there to help Me. The devil would have loved to kill Me but he never succeeded because of God’s help. He would have loved to kill My Son Jesus and you know that King Herod tried to have Him killed, but he never succeeded as the Father sent a message to My husband Joseph that he had to take us to Egypt. We left that very night.
“Remember My sons and daughters that the devil is on earth and he will try all kinds of tricks to win you over. Do not give in to that evil one. If you remain close to My Son Jesus, he will protect you and you will follow Him every day. I am there praying for you every day that you never give in to the evil one but follow the way of Jesus, Your Savior and My Son. I love you all and I call you all to pray every day.”