February 01, 2014
Meaning of the Beast and Harlot
A reading from the Book of Revelation 17, 7 – 18:
When I saw her I was greatly amazed. The angel said to me, “Why are you amazed? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, the beast with the seven heads and the ten horns.
The beast that you saw existed once but now exists no longer. It will come up from the abyss and is headed for destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world shall be amazed when they see the beast, because it existed once but exists no longer, and yet it will come again. Here is a clue for who has wisdom. The seven heads represent seven hills upon which the woman sits. They also represent seven kings: five have already fallen, one still lives, and the last has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain only a short while. The beast that existed once but exists no longer is an eighth king, but really belongs to the seven and is headed for destruction. The ten horns that you saw represent ten kings who have not yet been crowned; they will receive royal authority along with the beast for one hour. They are of one mind and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will fight with the Lamb but the lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and king of kings, and those with him are called, chosen, and faithful.
Then he said to me, “The waters that you saw where the harlot lives represent large numbers of peoples, nations, and tongues. The ten horns that you saw and the beast will hate the harlot; they will leave her desolate and naked; they will eat her flesh and consume her with fire.
For God has put it into their minds to carry out his purpose and to make them come to an agreement to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God are accomplished. The woman whom you saw represents the great city that has sovereignty over the kings of the earth.”
We had a great day on Friday. It was sunny for a good part of the day and it was mild. The temperature was about the freezing point and some ice and snow melted. We will have another nice day on Saturday for the beginning of February.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words,
“I love you My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters who love Me in return.
Be on the alert because there are many dens of sin in the world today. As the reading from the Book of Revelation teaches you, so many governments have given their nations and peoples to the evil one by making “lawful” the horrible sins of abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage and other horrible things. So many of these governments fight against My Son Jesus and insult Him terribly. He is the Son of God so they can never win against Him. He will deal with them severely if they do not stop sinning and do not repent of all their sinful actions. These governments do not acknowledge the sovereignty of God but in their pride they think they have as much power as God Himself. It is only a matter of time before these heads will be thrown out and their countries will have much to suffer. So I call you the followers of My Son Jesus to pray and to go to Holy Mass often so that these government will soon change their ways and return to the right way. I am praying for all of you and I hope you will follow My Son Jesus every day.”