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
While Jesus was on earth, in His prayers to God the Father, He laments that He is going back to heaven, and away from His Bride, the Church, on earth. Well why does not Jesus just pull His Church out of free-willed mankind on earth, and bring her to heaven with Him? It is the 'Elect', not 'Saints', who enter into Christ's Kingdom Come, on earth. The beauty of 'The New Jerusalem', which is the Restored Kingdom of Israel, along with the Restored Garden of Eden, being on earth, and not heaven, is that the free-willed 'Elect' can still produce the fruit of love for God, and at the same time, be married to Jesus, and in Jesus Presence, on earth.
Can you love God in heaven? Saints in heaven have an accumulation of love for God, which they produced under free will, on earth, but they cannot choose between loving God or not loving God, in heaven. There are no starving people to feed in heaven. One cannot murder, rape or steal in heaven, or choose not to murder, rape or steal, out of love for God, in heaven. Saints treasure house in heaven, of the fruit of love for God, through obedience to God, is produced on free willed earth.
Jesus, as Husband to His Church, promises to wipe away every tear from the face of His Bride, the Church! Hallelujah! Scripture tells us that Satan is defeated and chained in Hell, as Jesus takes over as King and Ruler of the world. Hallelujah!
Can you imagine all the sick being cured in Jesus' Kingdom Come? He who does not live past 100 years old, is the acceptation, not the rule. No more war. No starvation. People live in abundance. Jesus' Presence will be there, in the New Jerusalem, as God's Presence was in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, and with Israel before their fall. The nations will see Jesus' Presence, in the Body of His Church through all the miracles, signs and wonders happening on the Restored 'Mountain of God', the Restored Zion, the Restored Garden of Eden, which will be 'The New Jerusalem', on earth, and the nations will stream to her, through her gates, which are the Sacraments of Baptism and Reconciliation, to be with Jesus. Our 'Light to the Nations' Jesus, will shine bright, from atop God's Holy Mountain, of The New Jerusalem.
The tremendous event happening in The Book of Revelation, is Jesus Second Coming, where He will marry His Bride, the Church, and then Rule the world, with and through His Church. When Jesus was on earth, upon His First Coming, He told us that upon His Second Coming, He will destroy the temple made of stone, and in three days, rebuild a temple not made of stone. Jesus is going to reside in the body of His Church, rather than a man made temple, this time around; Therefore, it is of utmost importance that Christians, 'wash their garments', in the Blood of the Lamb, through Jesus' Sacraments on earth, to prepare the Temple of our Lord, for Jesus' arrival.
In the Book of Revelation, the scene of Jesus Second Coming, to marry His Bride the Church, looks identical to God Coming to marry Israel, in the Book of Exodus. Jesus' marriage is identical to God's marriage, in these descriptions: Both come in clouds; Both have a horn blow; Both say that all the people will see Them; Both have earthquakes, fire, smoke, lightning and thunder; Both have darkness; Both Come to make their Bride 'a nation of holy Priests'; Both have a three day marriage ceremony; Both are bringing Their Brides atop God's Holy Mountain; Both demand that their Brides prepare themselves by 'washing their garments' to 'sanctify' themselves; Both set limits on who can be in the Presence of God; Both send out Woes upon their Bride's enemies, Egypt and now (symbolic) Babylon. Jesus marriage ceremony to His Church, upon His Second Coming, is identical to God's marriage ceremony to Israel, upon the Exodus.
In Jesus' 'Prayer of Jesus', to The Father, He asks not to have His Bride the Church pulled from earth, but to join her on earth. God is about to grant Jesus His request. The 'New Jerusalem' at the end of the Book of Revelation, is Jesus united to His Bride, the Church, in Holy Matrimony, with the Married Couple, residing on, free willed, earth.
NAB3 JOH 17 Prayer of Jesus.When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven and said, 'Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him. Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.
I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are. When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them was lost except the son of destruction, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you. I speak this in the world so that they may share my joy completely. I gave them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.
I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.
NAB3 REV 19:6The Lord has established his reign, (our) God, the almighty. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment.
NAB3 ISA 62:1For Zion's sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, Until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication, and all kings your glory; You shall be called by a new name pronounced by the mouth of the LORD. You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD, a royal diadem held by your God. No more shall men call you 'Forsaken,' or your land 'Desolate,' But you shall be called 'My Delight,' and your land 'Espoused.' For the LORD delights in you, and makes your land his spouse. As a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you; And as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you. Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have stationed watchmen; Never, by day or by night, shall they be silent. O you who are to remind the LORD, take no rest And give no rest to him, until he re-establishes Jerusalem And makes of it the pride of the earth. The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: No more will I give your grain as food to your enemies; Nor shall foreigners drink your wine, for which you toiled. But you who harvest the grain shall eat it, and you shall praise the LORD; You who gather the grapes shall drink the wine in the courts of my sanctuary. Pass through, pass through the gates, prepare the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway, clear it of stones, raise up a standard over the nations. See, the LORD proclaims to the ends of the earth: Say to daughter Zion, your savior comes! Here is his reward with him, his recompense before him. They shall be called the holy people, the redeemed of the LORD, And you shall be called 'Frequented,' a city that is not forsaken.
Jesus' Marriage Ceremony
Jesus' marriage ceremony to His Church, the Catholic Church, looks a great deal like God's marriage to His Israel.
J.M.J. The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917And 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;making their way to God.
Quoted from: Vatican: Third Secret of Fatima
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... ...And saviors shall ascend Mount Zion to rule the mount of Esau, and the kingship shall be the LORD'S.
NAB3 EXO 19Arrival at Sinai. In the third month after the Israelites' departure from the land of Egypt, on the first day, they came to the wilderness of Sinai. After they made the journey from Rephidim and entered the wilderness of Sinai, they then pitched camp in the wilderness. While Israel was encamped there in front of the mountain, Moses went up to the mountain of God. Then the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying: This is what you will say to the house of Jacob; tell the Israelites: You have seen how I treated the Egyptians and howI bore you up on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now, if you obey me completely and keep my covenant, you will be my treasured possession among all peoples, though all the earth is mine. You will be to me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation. That is what you must tell the Israelites. So Moses went and summoned the elders of the people. When he set before them all that the LORD had ordered him to tell them, all the people answered together, 'Everything the LORD has said, we will do.' Then Moses brought back to the LORD the response of the people.
The LORD said to Moses: I am coming to you now in a dense cloud, so that when the people hear me speaking with you, they will also remain faithful to you.
NAB3 REV 1:4John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever [and ever]. Amen. Behold, he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him. All the peoples of the earth will lament him. Yes. Amen. 'I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.'
EXO 19When Moses, then, had reported the response of the people to the LORD, the LORD said to Moses: Go to the people and have them sanctify themselves today and tomorrow. Have them wash their garments and be ready for the third day; for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. Set limits for the people all around, saying: Take care not to go up the mountain, or even to touch its edge. All who touch the mountain must be put to death. No hand shall touch them, but they must be stoned to death or killed with arrows. Whether human being or beast, they must not be allowed to live. Only when the ram's horn sounds may they go up on the mountain. Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and had them sanctify themselves, and they washed their garments. He said to the people, 'Be ready for the third day.
NAB3 JOH 2:18Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.'
NAB3 REV 10:7At the time when you hear the seventh angel blow his trumpet, the mysterious plan of God shall be fulfilled, as he promised to his servants the prophets.
NAB MAT 26:61"This man has declared, 'I can destroy God's temple and rebuild it in three days'"... ...Soon you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.
EXO 19On the morning of the third day there were peals of thunder and lightning, and a heavy cloud over the mountain, and a very loud blast of the shofar, so that all the people in the camp trembled. But Moses led the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stationed themselves at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke, because the LORD had come down upon it in fire. The smoke rose from it as though from a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled violently. The blast of the shofar grew louder and louder, while Moses was speaking and God was answering him with thunder.
NAB3 MAT 24:29 The Coming of the Son of Man.Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
NAB3 REV 11:17'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.
EXO 19When the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain, the LORD summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. Then the LORD told Moses: Go down and warn the people not to break through to the LORD in order to see him; otherwise many of them will be struck down. For their part, the priests, who approach the LORD must sanctify themselves;
NAB3 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
We are presently living in The Book of Revelation's, Chapter seven stage, of the Apocalypse. The Angels putting God's seal on the foreheads of Christ's Elect, are Catholic Priests placing absolution of all sins, on the foreheads of the Elect, through Christ's Sacraments of Reconciliation and Baptism. Prepare Yourself for the Wedding Day of the Lamb!
NAB3 REV 19:6Then I heard something like the sound of a great multitude or the sound of rushing water or mighty peals of thunder, as they said: "Alleluia! The Lord has established his reign, (our) God, the almighty. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment."
NAB3 REV 7:1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on land or sea or against any tree. Then I saw another angel come up from the East, holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were given power to damage the land and the sea, 'Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.'...
...Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, 'Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?' I said to him, 'My lord, you are the one who knows.' He said to me, 'These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb'.
NAB MAT 13:24He proposed another parable to them. "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The slaves of the householder came to him and said, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?' He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' His slaves said to him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' He replied, 'No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.'"
NAB3 MAT 13:36The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned (up) with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
NAB3 MAT 22 The Wedding BanquetBut when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. He said to him, 'My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?' But he was reduced to silence. Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'
JESUS, THE DIVINE MERCYby St. Faustina
Jesus looked at me and said, Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. (Diary - Divine Mercy in My Soul, 965)
I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy. Ask of my faithful servant [Father Sopocko] that, on this day, he tell the whole world of My great mercy; that whoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete remission of sins and punishment. (299, 300)
I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. (699)
The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. My mercy is confirmed in every work of My hands. He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are Mine, and his enemies will be shattered at the base of My footstool. (723)
Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. (848)
I desire trust from My creatures. Encourage souls to place great trust in My fathomless mercy. Let the weak, sinful soul have no fear to approach Me, for even if it had more sins than there are grains of sand in the world, all would be drowned in the unmeasurable depths of My mercy. (1059)
My daughter, do whatever is within your power to spread devotion to My mercy. I will make up for what you lack. Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to My merciful Heart, and I will fill it with peace. Tell [all people], My daughter, that I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itself, but radiates them to other souls. (1074)
He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice... (1146) Today I heard a voice in my soul: Oh, if sinners knew My mercy, they would not perish in such great numbers. Tell sinful souls not to be afraid to approach Me; speak to them of My great mercy.
Oh, how miserable are those who do not take advantage of the miracle of God's mercy! You will call out in vain, but it will be too late. (1448)
My daughter, tell souls that I am giving them My mercy as a defense. I Myself am fighting for them and am bearing the just anger of My Father. (1516)
Tell sinners that no one shall escape My Hand; if they run away from My Merciful Heart, they will fall into My Just Hands. (1728)
The Blessed Virgin Mary :
... you have to speak to the world about His great mercy and prepare the world for the Second Coming of Him who will come, not as a merciful Savior, but as a just Judge. Oh, how terrible is that day! Determined is the day of justice, the day of divine wrath. The angels tremble before it. Speak to souls about this great mercy while it is still the time for [granting] mercy. If you keep silent now, you will be answering for a great number of souls on that terrible day. ... (635)
'If you would only forgive their sin! If you will not, then strike me out of the book that you have written' (Exodus 32) . Moses says this at Mount Sinia. Wow! A person can have their name 'Erased!' from God's 'Book of life'; I never would have imagined. The Book of life is with God from the creation of the world, yet during a person's life on earth, and upon judgement day, at the end of time, a person can have their name erased from the 'Book of life', Wow! This is because God is Omni-Present to the whole of physical time.
One has their name written into God's 'Book of life' at their Baptism. Through sin, Baptized Christians can have their names erased from God's Book of Life. Well who does Jesus have writing peoples names into, or out, of God's Book of Life, on earth? It is Christ's Catholic Priests who are distributing Jesus' gifts of the Holy Spirit of the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which write Christians names in God's Book of Life. It is Catholic Apostolic Successors who can call upon Jesus to erase names from God's Book of Life, through Catholic Church Anathema.
It is clear that it will be Christ's Catholic Church clergy who will be the 'angels', using Christ's 'Keys to the Kingdom', to separate between who will enter Jesus' Kingdom Come, and those who will be bundled up for burning, upon the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In Malachi 3, it is Catholic Clergy who are creating the 'Record Book', on earth, which the Lord is so interested in. If you 'Trust in Jesus', then seek out His Blessings of Divine Mercy! Divine Mercy Feast Day and Divine Mercy Chaplet.
You really want to take advantage of Jesus Divine Mercy Feast Day, this coming Second Sunday of Easter! Cleans yourselves, in the Sacraments of the Lamb, in preparation for the Second Coming of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ!
NAB3 REV 3:5The victor will thus be dressed in white, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name in the presence of my Father and of his angels.
NAB3 MAL 3:12Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land, says the LORD of hosts. You have defied me in word, says the LORD, yet you ask, 'What have we spoken against you?' You have said, 'It is vain to serve God, and what do we profit by keeping his command, And going about in penitential dress in awe of the LORD of hosts? Rather must we call the proud blessed; for indeed evildoers prosper, and even tempt God with impunity.' Then they who fear the LORD spoke with one another, and the LORD listened attentively; And
a record book was written before him of those who fear the LORD and trust in his name. And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, my own special possession, on the day I take action.And I will have compassion on them, as a man has compassion on his son who serves him. Then you will again see the distinction between the just and the wicked; Between him who serves God, and him who does not serve him. For lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, And the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the LORD of hosts. But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays; And you will gambol like calves out of the stall and tread down the wicked; They will become ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day I take action, says the LORD of hosts. Remember the law of Moses my servant, which I enjoined him on Horeb, The statutes and ordinances for all Israel. Lo, I will send you Elijah, the prophet, Before the day of the LORD comes, the great and terrible day,
NAB3 ISA 40:1Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; Indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her sins. A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God! Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low; The rugged land shall be made a plain, the rough country, a broad valley. Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all mankind shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken. A voice says, 'Cry out!' I answer, 'What shall I cry out?' 'All mankind is grass, and all their glory like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it. (So then, the people is the grass.) Though the grass withers and the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever.' Go up onto a high mountain, Zion, herald of glad tidings; Cry out at the top of your voice, Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear not to cry out and say to the cities of Judah: Here is your God! Here comes with power the Lord GOD, who rules by his strong arm; Here is his reward with him, his recompense before him. Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, Carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with care.
NAB2 PSA 48:2Great is the LORD and highly praised in the city of our God: The holy mountain, fairest of heights, the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, the heights of Zaphon, the city of the great king.
NAB 3 REV 21:9 The New Jerusalem."Come, I will show you the woman who is the bride of the Lamb." He carried me away in spirit to the top of a very high mountain and showed me the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It gleamed with the splendor of God.
NAB PSA 45:14All glorious is the king's daughter as she enters, her raiment threaded with gold; In embroidered apparel she is led to the king. The maids of her train are presented to the king. They are led in with glad and joyous acclaim; they enter the palace of the king.
Ok, Angels of the Apocalypse, let us get the Bride to Her Wedding!
Israel on Eagles Wings
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