By Steven Merten
All biblical quotes are from the New American Bible.
All bolding, color and underlining of scriptural quotes has been added.
Jesus' words are in red. Bible Abreviations
Over the past few centuries, the Blessed Mother and Jesus have been indicating the coming of Messianic Reign on earth. When Jesus, a descendant of King David, takes over as King and Ruler of the world, Israel is restored and Zion is born. The Battle of Armageddon is actually the cleansing of the earth in preparation for Christ's Coming. Those who repent, and immerse themselves in the blood of the Lamb, through the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Baptism, are the one separated out, aka rapture, for Christ's coming Kingdom of Zion. The unrepentant wicked are anathematized by Angels of the Apocalypse and hurled into hell.
From the Chaplet Jesus gave to St. Faustina, it certainly seems that you want to repent before the 'Three days of Darkness' indicated by St. Padre Pio. Jesus seems to indicate that during the three days of purging the earth of the unrepentant wicked, by Jesus putting them to physical death, when He Comes with His Justice, their will be no opportunity to repent to go to heaven. Even if you have no desire to physically live through Armageddon, you should recite the chaplet to at least have a chance at going to heaven.
Let us look at how to survive Jesus' Coming to Rule the world with Justice and the fiery sword of His Combat Angels of the Apocalypse.
J.M.J. The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917.
we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!' .
Quoted from http: www.ewtn.com/fatima/apparitions/third_secret/fatima.htm
NAB3 ISA 4:2 JERUSALEM PURIFIED4>On that day, The branch of the LORD will be beauty and glory, and the fruit of the land will be honor and splendor for the survivors of Israel. Everyone who remains in Zion, everyone left in Jerusalem Will be called holy: everyone inscribed for life in Jerusalem. When the Lord washes away the filth of the daughters of Zion, And purges Jerusalem�s blood from her midst with a blast of judgment, a searing blast,
NAB2 PSA 96:11Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound; let the plains be joyful and all that is in them. Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice before the LORD who comes, who comes to govern the earth, To govern the world with justice and the peoples with faithfulness.
NAB2 PSA 97
The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice; let the many islands be glad. Cloud and darkness surround the Lord; justice and right are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him; everywhere it consumes the foes. Lightning illumines the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim God's justice; all peoples see his glory. All who serve idols are put to shame, who glory in worthless things; all gods bow down before you. Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice because of your judgments, O LORD. You, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth, exalted far above all gods. The LORD loves those who hate evil, protects the lives of the faithful, rescues them from the hand of the wicked. Light dawns for the just; gladness, for the honest of heart. Rejoice in the LORD, you just, and praise his holy name.
NAB REV 19:11 The King of kings.The heavens were opened, and as I looked on, a white horse appeared; its rider was called "The Faithful and True." Justice is his standard in passing judgment and in waging war. His eyes blazed like fire, and on his head were many diadems. Inscribed on his person was a name known to no one but himself. He wore a cloak that had been dipped in blood, and his name was the Word of God. The armies of heaven were behind him riding white horses and dressed in fine linen, pure and white. Out of his mouth came a sharp sword for striking down the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron rod; it is he who will tread out in the winepress the blazing wrath of God the Almighty. A name was written on the part of the cloak that covered his thigh: "King of kings and Lord of lords."...
...REV 19:19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth, and the armies they had mustered to do battle with the One riding the horse, and with his army. The beast was captured along with the false prophet who preformed in its presence the prodigies that led men astray, making them accept the mark of the beast and worship its image. Both were hurled down alive into the fiery pool of burning sulphur. The rest were slain by the sword of the One who rode the horse and all the birds gorged themselves on the flesh of the slain.
NAB MAT 13:38The weeds are the followers of the evil one and the enemy who sowed them them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, while the harvesters are the angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of Man will dispatch his angels to collect from his kingdom all who draw others to apostasy, and all evildoers. The angels will hurl them into the fiery furnace where they will wail and grind their teeth. Then the saints will shine like the sun in their Father's kingdom.
The 'flaming sword' in the hand of the angel of the 'Third Secret of Fatima' is Christ's Divine Justice. Jesus takes over as King and Ruler of the world upon victory at the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus will rule the world with Justice. Jesus will Rule the world with and through His Church, the Catholic Church. It is the 'sword of Christ's mouth', His Power to bind sins on earth, in the hands of His Combat Angels of the Apocalypse which will put Jesus Laws into enforcement on earth. Christ's great Combat Angels of the Apocalypse will be Catholic Apostolic Successors. It should be no surprise that Archangel Michael will be a Catholic. Jesus left His Big Gun, the sword of His Mouth, the power to bind sins, Anathema, in the possession of His Church, the Catholic Church. The Armageddon scroll is a list of auto-anathemas, (Christ's power to bind sin, in the hands of His Apostolic Successors), which, when read at Armageddon, puts Christ's Laws of Justice into enforcement on earth and thus enthrones Jesus as King and Ruler of the world. Messianic Reign begins at this future point in time. Jesus is not King and Ruler of the world until His subjects put His Laws into enforcement on earth. The Book of Psalms, fire which consumes the earth consumes the earth, right before Jesus comes to govern the world with Justice, is the reading of the Armageddon Scroll by the Catholic Church.
Once the Armageddon Scroll is read we go through the three days of darkness. During the three days of darkness, the wrath of the Lamb puts many of the unrepentant wicked to physical death. Being put to physical death by Jesus, while you have an un-absolved auto-anathema on your soul, thrusts your soul into hell. It is Christ's great soldiers, Archangel Michael and his angels, who will be wielding the 'fiery sword', the 'sword of Christ's mouth', Church anathema. Christ's angels are purifying the earth in preparation for Christ's Coming to dwell on earth. This is the Great Battle of Armageddon. Satan is man's evil human pride in unrepentant sins on earth. Christ's great Combat Angels of the Apocalypse will hurl into hell the unrepentant wicked and gather up the righteous to live on in Christ's 'Kingdom Come', of Zion, under Messianic Reign. With Jesus, a descendant of King David, Ruling the world, Israel is restored and Zion is born. Jesus will come to reside within Zion, with His new Bride, in a new and powerfully spiritual way.
So how do we survive the Battle of Armageddon to live on in Christ's 'Kingdom Come' of Zion? Well, repentance and absolution in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Baptism is what purifies you to live on in Christ's Kingdom Come. The Elect are all washed in the Blood of the Lamb. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Baptism wash you in the Blood of the Lamb and in this case, prepare the Bride of the Lamb for Her Wedding Day to Her Bride Groom Jesus, which happens, three days after the Battle of Armageddon. The angel, which is Michael the Archangel, is yelling, Penance! Penance! Penance! What He means is repent, go to confession or baptism, and prepare for the great Battle of Armageddon and the Wedding Day of the Lamb. Do not take Michael's warning lightly!
While God was pouring out His wrath on Egypt, Israel was safe and completely protected by God. So will it be for Christ's faithful during the Battle of Armageddon. While their is massive death, damnation and punishment pounding the multitude during the Battle of Armageddon, Christ's faithful will be safe and completely protected by God. Just like the days of old.
NAB3 PSA 23:4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.
NAB3 PSA 91:1You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty, Say to the LORD, 'My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.' He will rescue you from the fowler's snare, from the destroying plague, He will shelter you with his pinions, and under his wings you may take refuge; his faithfulness is a protecting shield. You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day, Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,nor the plague that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come. You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see. Because you have the LORD for your refuge and have made the Most High your stronghold, No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent.
Become one of the Elect to enter into Christ's Kingdom Come, of new Born Zion, on earth. It is the Catholic Church who will metamorphosis into the Restored Kingdom of Israel, God's Holy City, Zion. Christ's angels who, whom He dispatches to separate out the elect for Zion, from the hell goers, are Catholic Clergy. Keep yourself immersed in the Blood of the Lamb, which means Christ's Sacraments in His Church, to survive the Coming of our Lord, and to enter into Zion, Christ's Kingdom Come, three days latter. Repent! Get Baptized! Go to Confession often! Receive the Eucharist! Remain in a state of Grace! Seek to become one of the Elect separated out for Thy Kingdom Come of Zion!
Three Days of Darkness
Here is the timeline for the coming of Messianic Reign. Once the Armageddon Scroll is read, in three days Christ's Church will be Wed to our Lord and living in Christ's Kingdom Come of Zion. Catholic Apostolic Successors are the Angels of the Apocalypse who read the Armageddon Scroll and take us into Zion. Christ's Angels/Apostles engage Satan, in Combat at Armageddon. The battle takes about an hour. Satan is dethroned and defeated at Armageddon. The beast, the False Prophet, and the Harlot of Babylon, all loose the positions of power and authority that God had given them. Jesus is crowned as King and Ruler of the world, at Armageddon. Between Armageddon and Christ's Coming, the world is put through 'three days' of hell on earth. This will be three days of God getting His point across to the world. The three days of hell that the world goes through, between Armageddon and the resurrection of Jerusalem, is related to Christ's three days in hell between His death and Resurrection. Many scriptures use the image of darkness right before Christ's coming to Rule the world. This image of three days of darkness is Jesus dishing out death and destruction to the unrepentant strong and prideful. This is Jesus leveling the mountains and building up the valleys, which the valleys are the poor and meek.
NAB3 LUK 21:25 Coming of the Son of Man"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
NAB REV 9:1Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. It was given the key for the passage to the abyss. It opened the passage to the abyss, and smoke came up out of the passage like smoke from a huge furnace. The sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the passage.
NAB3 AMO 5:18Woe to those who yearn for the day of the LORD! What will the day of the LORD mean for you? It will be darkness, not light! As if someone fled from a lion and a bear met him; Or as if on entering the house he rested his hand against the wall, and a snake bit it. Truly, the day of the LORD will be darkness, not light, gloom without any brightness!
NAB ISA 13:9Lo, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and burning anger; To lay waste the land and destroy the sinners within it! The stars and constellations of the heavens end forth no light; The sun is dark when it rises, and the light of the moon does not shine. Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their guilt. I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, the insolence of tyrants I will humble. I will make mortals more rare than pure gold, men, than gold of Ophir. For this I will make the heavens tremble and the earth shall be shaken from its place, At the wrath of the LORD of hosts on the day of his burning anger.
Blessed Gaspar del Bufalo�s"The death of the impenitent persecutors of the Church will take place during the three days of darkness. He who outlives the darkness and the fear of these three days will think that he is alone on earth because the whole world will be covered with carcasses."
Quoted from: http://catholicprophecy.org/blessed-gaspar-del-bufalo/
NAB3 JOE 3:1Then afterward I will pour out my spirit upon all mankind. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions; Even upon the servants and the handmaids, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. And I will work wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, fire, and columns of smoke; The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, At the coming of the Day of the LORD, the great and terrible day. Then everyone shall be rescued who calls on the name of the LORD; For on Mount Zion there shall be a remnant, as the LORD has said, And in Jerusalem survivors whom the LORD shall call.
NAB3 JOE 4:9Announce this to the nations: Proclaim a holy war! Alert the warriors! Let all the soldiers report and march! Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning knives into spears; let the weakling boast, 'I am a warrior!' Hurry and come, all you neighboring peoples, assemble there! Bring down, LORD, your warriors! Let the nations rouse themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit in judgment upon all the neighboring nations. Wield the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; Come and tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their crimes are numerous. Crowds upon crowds in the Valley of Decision; For near is the day of the LORD in the Valley of Decision. Sun and moon are darkened, and the stars withhold their brightness, The LORD roars from Zion, and from Jerusalem raises his voice, The heavens and the earth quake, but the LORD will be a shelter for his people, a fortress for the people of Israel.
A Secure Future for Judah
Then you will know that I the LORD am your God, dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain; Jerusalem will be holy, and strangers will never again travel through her. On that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills flow with milk, All the streams of Judah will flow with water. A spring will rise from the house of the LORD, watering the Valley of Shittim. Egypt will be a waste, Edom a desolate wilderness, Because of violence done to the Judahites, because they shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem for all generations. I will avenge their blood, and I will not acquit the guilt. The LORD dwells in Zion.
NAB3 MAR 13:24 The Coming of the Son of Man.But in those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in the clouds' with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather [his] elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.
NAB ISA 24:21On that day the LORD will punish the host of the heavens in the heavens, and the kings of the earth on the earth. They will be gathered together like prisoners into a pit; They will be shut up in a dungeon, and after many days they will be punished. Then the moon will blush and the sun grow pale, For the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, glorious in the sight of his elders.
Sr. Mary of Jesus Crucified"All states will be shaken by war and civil conflict. During a darkness lasting three days the people given to evil ways will perish so that only one-fourth of mankind will survive."
Quoted from: http://catholicprophecy.org/sr-mary-of-jesus-crucified/
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. And he will send out his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
NAB3 ISA 13:1 Babylon. An oracle concerning Babylon; a vision of Isaiah, son of Amoz.Upon the bare mountains set up a signal; cry out to them, Beckon for them to enter the gates of the nobles. I have commanded my consecrated ones, I have summoned my warriors, eager and bold to carry out my anger. Listen! the rumble on the mountains: that of an immense throng! Listen! the noise of kingdoms, nations assembled! The LORD of hosts is mustering an army for battle. They come from a far-off country, and from the end of the heavens, The LORD and the instruments of his wrath, to destroy all the land. Howl, for the day of the LORD is near; as destruction from the Almighty it comes. Therefore all hands fall helpless, every human heart melts, and they are terrified, Pangs and sorrows take hold of them, like a woman in labor they writhe; They look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. Indeed, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and burning anger; To lay waste the land and destroy the sinners within it! The stars of the heavens and their constellations will send forth no light; The sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not give its light. Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their guilt. I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, the insolence of tyrants I will humble. I will make mortals more rare than pure gold, human beings, than the gold of Ophir. For this I will make the heavens tremble and the earth shall be shaken from its place, At the wrath of the LORD of hosts on the day of his burning anger.
NAB REV 18 The Fall of Babylon.After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth became illumined by his splendor. He cried out in a mighty voice: 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great. She has become a haunt for demons. She is a cage for every unclean spirit, a cage for every unclean bird [a cage for every unclean] and disgusting [beast]...
...Therefore, her plagues will come in one day, pestilence, grief, and famine; she will be consumed by fire. For mighty is the Lord God who judges her.'
NAB3 REV 14:6 The Three Angels.Then I saw another angel flying high overhead, with everlasting good news to announce to those who dwell on earth, to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people. He said in a loud voice, 'Fear God and give him glory, for his time has come to sit in judgment. Worship him who made heaven and earth and sea and springs of water.'
A second angel followed, saying: 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, that made all the nations drink the wine of her licentious passion.'
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice, 'Anyone who worships the beast or its image, or accepts its mark on forehead or hand, will also drink the wine of God's fury, poured full strength into the cup of his wrath, and will be tormented in burning sulfur before the holy angels and before the Lamb. The smoke of the fire that torments them will rise forever and ever, and there will be no relief day or night for those who worship the beast or its image or accept the mark of its name.' Here is what sustains the holy ones who keep God's commandments and their faith in Jesus. I heard a voice from heaven say, 'Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' 'Yes,' said the Spirit, 'let them find rest from their labors, for their works accompany them.'
NAB JOE 4:1 (the 'Valley of Decision' is another name for the Valley of Armageddon)Yes, in those days, and at that time, when I would restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will assemble all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, And I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of my people and my inheritance, Israel; Because they have scattered them among the nations, and divided my land...//...
Crowd upon crowd in the valley of decision; For near is the day of the LORD in the valley of decision. Sun and moon are darkened, and the stars withhold their brightness.
NAB2 REV 16:16They then assembled the kings in the place that is named Armageddon in Hebrew. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, 'It is done.' Then there were lightning flashes, rumblings, and peals of thunder, and a great earthquake. It was such a violent earthquake that there has never been one like it since the human race began on earth. The great city was split into three parts, and the gentile cities fell. But God remembered great Babylon, giving it the cup filled with the wine of his fury and wrath.
With Jesus, a descendant of King David, Ruling the world, Israel is restored and Zion is born. Christ's 'Kingdom Come' will have come to free willed earth. Jesus will Rule, on free willed earth, for tens of thousands of years and after that, forever, in heaven. There are many scriptural passages telling us of the great devastation taking place on earth when God restores the Kingdom of Israel and Zion is born. Read the signs of our present times and know that the great hour of God's wrath is near. Like the Isralites of the Passover, put the sign of our Lord on your door posts, minds, heart's and souls. Use the tools given to mankind by Jesus to shield yourselves from the up coming day of God's wrath. There will be physical life survivors of the great Battle of Armageddon. The 'remnant' will live on to become Christ's great 'Kingdom Come Thy Will be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven', on earth, and His Bride, the post Armageddon Church, on earth. Be a survivor and the initial members of Christ's Kingdom Come of the Restored New Jerusalem, aka, Zion.
NAB3 ISA 57:13But whoever takes refuge in me shall inherit the land, and possess my holy mountain.
NAB3 ISA 66:7 Mother ZionBefore she is in labor, she gives birth; Before her pangs come upon her, she delivers a male child. Who ever heard of such a thing, or who ever saw the like? Can a land be brought forth in one day, or a nation be born in a single moment? Yet Zion was scarcely in labor when she bore her children. Shall I bring a mother to the point of birth, and yet not let her child be born? says the LORD. Or shall I who bring to birth yet close her womb? says your God. Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her; Rejoice with her in her joy, all you who mourn over her-So that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; That you may drink with delight at her abundant breasts!
For thus says the LORD: I will spread prosperity over her like a river, like an overflowing torrent, the wealth of nations. You shall nurse, carried in her arms, cradled upon her knees; As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort. You will see and your heart shall exult, and your bodies shall flourish like the grass; The LORD's power shall be revealed to his servants, but to his enemies, his wrath. For see, the LORD will come in fire, his chariots like the stormwind; To wreak his anger in burning rage and his rebuke in fiery flames. For with fire the LORD shall enter into judgment, and, with his sword, against all flesh; Those slain by the LORD shall be many. Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who stands within, eating pig's flesh, abominable things, and mice, shall all together come to an end, with their deeds and purposes, oracle of the LORD.
God Gathers the Nations.
I am coming to gather all nations and tongues; they shall come and see my glory. I will place a sign among them; from them I will send survivors to the nations: to Tarshish, Put and Lud, Mosoch, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands which have never heard of my fame, or seen my glory; and they shall proclaim my glory among the nations. They shall bring all your kin from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses and in chariots, in carts, upon mules and dromedaries, to Jerusalem, my holy mountain, says the LORD, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD. Some of these I will take as priests and Levites, says the LORD. Just as the new heavens and the new earth which I am making Shall endure before me, oracle of the LORD' so shall your descendants and your name endure. From new moon to new moon, and from sabbath to sabbath, All flesh shall come to worship before me, says the LORD. They shall go out and see the corpses of the people who rebelled against me; For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be extinguished; and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.
NAB ZEP 2:1Gather, gather yourselves together, O nation without shame! Before you are driven away, like chaff that disappears; Before there comes upon you the blazing anger of the LORD; Before there comes upon you the day of the LORD's anger. Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who have observed his law; Seek justice, seek humility; Perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger.
JUDGMENT ON THE NATIONS
For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon shall be a waste, Ashdod they shall drive out at midday, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Ah! You who dwell by the seacoast, the nation of Cherethites, the word of the LORD is against you! O Canaan, land of the Philistines, I will leave you to perish without an inhabitant! You shall become fields for shepherds, and folds for flocks. The seacoast shall belong to the remnant of the house of Judah; by the sea they shall pasture. In the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down in the evening. For the LORD their God will take care of them, and bring about their restoration.
I have heard the taunts uttered by Moab, and the insults of the Ammonites, When they taunted my people and made boasts against their territory. Therefore, as I live, oracle of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Moab shall become like Sodom, the Ammonites like Gomorrah: A field of weeds, a salt pit, a waste forever. The remnant of my people shall plunder them, the survivors of my nation dispossess them. This will be the recompense for their pride, because they taunted and boasted against the people of the LORD of hosts. The LORD shall inspire them with terror when he makes all the gods of earth waste away; Then the distant shores of the nations, each from its own place, shall bow down to him.
You too, O Cushites, shall be slain by the sword of the LORD. He will stretch out his hand against the north, to destroy Assyria; He will make Nineveh a waste, dry as the desert. In her midst flocks shall lie down, all the wild life of the hollows; The screech owl and the desert owl shall roost in her columns; The owl shall hoot from the window, the raven croak from the doorway. Is this the exultant city* that dwelt secure, That told itself, 'I and there is no one else'? How it has become a waste, a lair for wild animals! Those who pass by it hiss, and shake their fists!
NAB3 ZEP 3:8 THE NATIONS PUNISHED AND JERUSALEM RESTOREDTherefore, wait for me, oracle of the LORD, until the day when I arise as accuser; For it is my decision to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, In order to pour out upon them my wrath, all my blazing anger; For in the fire of my passion all the earth will be consumed. For then I will make pure the speech of the peoples, That they all may call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one accord; From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia and as far as the recesses of the North, they shall bring me offerings. On that day You will not be ashamed of all your deeds, when you rebelled against me; For then I will remove from your midst the proud braggarts, And you shall no longer exalt yourself on my holy mountain. But I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly, Who shall take refuge in the name of the LORD, the remnant of Israel. They shall do no wrong and speak no lies; Nor shall there be found in their mouths a deceitful tongue; They shall pasture and lie down with none to disturb them. Shout for joy, daughter Zion! sing joyfully, Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has removed the judgment against you, he has turned away your enemies; The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear. On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, Zion, do not be discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior, Who will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, Who will sing joyfully because of you, as on festival days. I will remove disaster from among you, so that no one may recount your disgrace. At that time I will deal with all who oppress you; I will save the lame, and assemble the outcasts; I will give them praise and renown in every land where they were shamed. At that time I will bring you home, and at that time I will gather you; For I will give you renown and praise, among all the peoples of the earth, When I bring about your restoration before your very eyes, says the LORD
NAB ISA 10:17The Light of Israel will become a fire, the Holy One, a flame, That burns and consumes its briers and its thorns in a single day. And the glory of its forests and orchards will be consumed, soul and body, and it will be like a sick man who wastes away. And the remnant of the trees in his forest will be so few, that any child can record them. On that day The remnant of Israel, the survivors of the house of Jacob, will no more lean upon the one who struck them; But they will lean upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. Though your people, O Israel, were like the sand of the sea, Only a remnant of them will return; their destruction is decreed, as overflowing justice demands.
NAB JOE 3:1 THE DAY OF THE LORDIt shall come to pass I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even upon your male and female servants, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. I will set signs in the heavens and on the earth, blood, fire, and columns of smoke; The sun will darken, the moon turn blood-red, Before the day of the LORD arrives, that great and terrible day. Then everyone who calls upon the name of the LORD will escape harm. For on Mount Zion there will be a remnant, as the LORD has said, And in Jerusalem survivors whom the LORD will summon.
NAB3 JER 23:1 A Just Shepherd.Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the flock of my pasture,oracle of the LORD. Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who shepherd my people: You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. I myself will gather the remnant of my flock from all the lands to which I have banished them and bring them back to their folds; there they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need no longer fear or be terrified; none shall be missing, oracle of the LORD. See, days are coming, oracle of the LORD, when I will raise up a righteous branch for David; As king he shall reign and govern wisely, he shall do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah shall be saved, Israel shall dwell in security. This is the name to be given him: 'The LORD our justice.' Therefore, the days are coming, oracle of the LORD, when they shall no longer say, 'As the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt'; but rather, 'As the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of the house of Israel up from the land of the north', and from all the lands to which I banished them; they shall again live on their own soil.
Padre Pio's 'Three Days of Darkness'
St Padre Pio gave, we, the Church, detailed instructions on what to do during the three days of darkness. The most important of these is to stay in a state of grace. Make sure you have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is your Wedding Gown, 'washed in the blood of the Lamb', for Jesus coming, in three days to marry His Bride. Jesus will bind Himself spiritually to the body of the Church in a new way. God Himself will protect His Church, those in a state of grace, during the three days of darkness.
St. Padre Pio FEBRUARY 7, 1950We can see St. Padre Pio's warning in Isaiah 26:20, "Go, my people, enter your chambers, and close the doors behind you; Hide yourselves for a brief moment, until the wrath is past. See, the LORD goes forth from his place, to punish the wickedness of the earth's inhabitants". The Book of Isaiah is about the deliverance of Israel. We can see Isaiah referring to Jesus as coming to deliver Israel in the leveling of the mountains 'He humbles those who dwell on high, the lofty city he brings down, Brings it down to the ground, levels it to the dust'. It is Jesus who levels the mountains and builds up the valleys, when He comes to Rule, which is the restoration of Israel. Isaiah 66 tells us that the survivors of Armageddon will emerge to see all the corpses of those who rebelled against God, 'They shall go out and see the corpses of the people who rebelled against me'. Take heed of modern apparitions from the Blessed Mother and Jesus. Use the tools given to us by God to shield yourself and your family to survive this eminent near chastisement from God.
Take care of the animals during these days. I am the Creator and Preserver of all animals as well as man. I shall give you a Few signs beforehand, at which time you should place more food before them. I will preserve the property of the elect, including the animals, for they shall be in need of sustenance afterwards as well. Let no one go across the yard, even to feed the animals--he who steps outside will perish! Cover your windows carefully. My elect shall not see My wrath. Have confidence in Me, and I will be your protection. Your confidence obliges Me to come to your aid.
The hour of My coming is near! But I will show mercy. A most dreadful punishment will bear witness to the times. My angels, who are to be the executioners of this work, are ready with their pointed swords! They will take special care to annihilate all those who mocked Me and would not believe in My revelations.
Hurricanes of fire will pour forth from the clouds and spread over the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts and earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An uninterrupted rain of fire will take place! It will begin during a very cold night. All this is to prove that God is the Master of Creation. Those who hope in Me, and believe in my words, have nothing to fear because I will not forsake them, nor those who spread My message. No harm will come to those who are in the state of grace and who seek My mother's protection.
That you may be prepared for these visitations, I will give you the following signs and instructions: The night will be very cold. The wind will roar. After a time, thunderbolts will be heard. Lock all the doors and windows. Talk to no one outside the house. Kneel down before a crucifix, be sorry for your sins, and beg My Mother's protection. Do not look during the earthquake, because the anger of God is holy! Jesus does not want us to behold the anger of God, because God's anger must be contemplated with fear and trembling.
Those who disregard this advice will be killed instantly. The wind will carry with it poisonous gases which will be diffused over the entire earth. Those who suffer and die innocently will be martyrs and they will be with Me in My Kingdom.
Satan will triumph! But after three nights, the earthquake and fire will cease. On the following day the sun will shine again. angels will descend from Heaven and will spread the spirit of peace over the earth. A feeling of immeasurable gratitude will take possession of those who survive this terrible ordeal-the impending punishment-with which God has visited the earth since creation.
I have chosen souls in other countries too, such as Belgium, Switzerland. Spain, who have received these revelations so that other countries also may be prepared. Pray much during this Holy Year of 1950. Pray the Rosary, but pray it well, so that your prayers may reach Heaven. Soon a more terrible catastrophe shall come upon the entire world, such as never before has been witnessed, a terrible chastisement never before experienced! The war of 1950 shall be the introduction to these things.
How unconcerned men are regarding these things! which shall so soon come upon them, contrary to all expectations. How indifferent they are in preparing themselves for these unheard of events, through which they will have to pass so shortly!
The weight of the Divine balance has reached the earth! The wrath of My Father shall be poured out over the entire world! I am again warning the world through your instrumentality, as I have so often done heretofore.
The sins of men have multiplied beyond measure: Irreverence in Church, sinful pride committed in sham religious activities, lack of true brotherly love, indecency in dress, especially at summer seasons...The world is filled with iniquity.
This catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a flash of lightning at which moment the light of the morning sun shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave the house or look out of a window from that moment on. I Myself shall come amidst thunder and lightning. The wicked shall behold My Divine Heart. There shall be great confusion because of this utter darkness in which the entire earth shall be enveloped, and many, many shall die from fear and despair.
Those who shall fight for My cause shall receive grace from My Divine Heart; and the cry: "WHO IS LIKE UNTO GOD!" shall serve as a means of protection to many. However, many shall burn in the open fields like withered grass! The godless shall be annihilated, so that afterwards the just shall be able to stand afresh.
On the day, as soon as complete darkness has set in, no one shall leave the house or look from out of the window. The darkness shall last a day and a night, followed by another day and a night, and another day--but on the night following, the stars will shine again, and on the next morning the sun shall rise again, and it will be SPRINGTIME!!
In the days of darkness, My elect shall not sleep, as did the disciples in the garden of olives. They, shall pray incessantly, and they shall not be disappointed in Me. I shall gather My elect. Hell will believe itself to be in possession of the entire earth, but I shall reclaim it!
Do you, perhaps, think that I would permit My Father to have such terrible chastisements come upon the world, if the world would turn from iniquity to justice? But because of My great love, these afflictions shall be permitted to come upon man. Although many shall curse Me, yet thousands of souls shall be saved through them. No human understanding can fathom the depth of My love!
Pray! Pray! I desire your prayers. My Dear Mother Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Conrad, Saint Michael. Saint Peter, the Little Therese, Your Holy Angels, shall be your intercessors. Implore their aid! Be courageous soldiers of Christ! At the return of light, let everyone give thanks to the Holy Trinity for Their protection! The devastation shall be very great! But I, Your God, will have purified the earth. I am with you. Have confidence!
NAB ISA 26:20 DAY OF THE lORD: REWARD AND PUNISHMENTGo, my people, enter your chambers, and close the doors behind you; Hide yourselves for a brief moment, until the wrath is past. See, the LORD goes forth from his place, to punish the wickedness of the earth�s inhabitants; The earth will reveal the blood shed upon it, and no longer conceal the slain.
NAB3 ISA 16:3OOffer counsel, take their part; at high noon make your shade like the night; Hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitives. Let the outcasts of Moab live with you, be their shelter from the destroyer. When there is an end to the oppressor, when destruction has ceased, and the marauders have vanished from the land, A throne shall be set up in mercy, and on it shall sit in fidelity, in David's tent, A judge upholding right, prompt to do justice.
NAB3 EZE 34:11For thus says the Lord GOD: Look! I myself will search for my sheep and examine them. As a shepherd examines his flock while he himself is among his scattered sheep, so will I examine my sheep. I will deliver them from every place where they were scattered on the day of dark clouds. I will lead them out from among the peoples and gather them from the lands; I will bring them back to their own country and pasture them upon the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and every inhabited place in the land. In good pastures I will pasture them; on the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down on good grazing ground; in rich pastures they will be pastured on the mountains of Israel. I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, oracle of the Lord GOD. The lost I will search out, the strays I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, and the sick I will heal; but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd them in judgment.
NAB3 ISA 66:7 Mother ZionBefore she is in labor, she gives birth; Before her pangs come upon her, she delivers a male child. Who ever heard of such a thing, or who ever saw the like? Can a land be brought forth in one day, or a nation be born in a single moment? Yet Zion was scarcely in labor when she bore her children. Shall I bring a mother to the point of birth, and yet not let her child be born? says the LORD. Or shall I who bring to birth yet close her womb? says your God. Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her; Rejoice with her in her joy, all you who mourn over her-So that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; That you may drink with delight at her abundant breasts!
For thus says the LORD: I will spread prosperity over her like a river, like an overflowing torrent, the wealth of nations. You shall nurse, carried in her arms, cradled upon her knees; As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort. You will see and your heart shall exult, and your bodies shall flourish like the grass; The LORD�s power shall be revealed to his servants, but to his enemies, his wrath. For see, the LORD will come in fire, his chariots like the stormwind; To wreak his anger in burning rage and his rebuke in fiery flames. For with fire the LORD shall enter into judgment, and, with his sword, against all flesh; Those slain by the LORD shall be many. Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who stands within, eating pig's flesh, abominable things, and mice, shall all together come to an end, with their deeds and purposes, oracle of the LORD.
God Gathers the Nations.
I am coming to gather all nations and tongues; they shall come and see my glory. I will place a sign among them; from them I will send survivors to the nations: to Tarshish, Put and Lud, Mosoch, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands which have never heard of my fame, or seen my glory; and they shall proclaim my glory among the nations. They shall bring all your kin from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses and in chariots, in carts, upon mules and dromedaries, to Jerusalem, my holy mountain, says the LORD, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD. Some of these I will take as priests and Levites, says the LORD. Just as the new heavens and the new earth which I am making Shall endure before meoracle of the LORD, so shall your descendants and your name endure. From new moon to new moon, and from sabbath to sabbath, All flesh shall come to worship before me, says the LORD. They shall go out and see the corpses of the people who rebelled against me; For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be extinguished; and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.
NAB ISA 26 Judah's Praise and Prayer for Deliverance.
On that day this song shall be sung in the land of Judah: 'A strong city have we; he sets up victory as our walls and ramparts. Open up the gates that a righteous nation may enter, one that keeps faith. With firm purpose you maintain peace; in peace, because of our trust in you.' Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock. He humbles those who dwell on high, the lofty city he brings down, Brings it down to the ground, levels it to the dust. The feet of the needy trample on it, the feet of the poor. The way of the just is smooth; the path of the just you make level...
NAB2 LUK 3:4 (John the Baptist is speaking)'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God'....
His winnowing fan is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. Exhorting them in many other ways, he preached good news to the people.
St. Faustina reverberates the message of the great angle of 'the Third Secret of Fatima' (1917), eighteen years later, in the locutions of of our Lord Jesus to her (1935). In our Lord Jesus' words to St. Faustina, we are to offer up to our Heavenly Father, the body and blood, soul and divinity, of his beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins, and the sins of the whole world. This will be our defense in the face of Jesus Coming in Justice. Do not take these warnings lightly. Penance! Penance! Penance! Once the sword is wielded by the angels of our Lord, it will be too late and you will have to endure Christ's coming Justice on earth.
JESUS, THE DIVINE MERCY, by St.Faustina
The devotion to Jesus as the Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina, a Polish nun who wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy.
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)
THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins and those of the whole world; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us. (Diary, 474-475)... The next morning, when I entered chapel, I heard these words interiorly: Every time you enter the chapel, immediately recite the prayer which I taught you yesterday. When I had said the prayer, in my soul I heard these words: This prayer will serve to appease My wrath. (476)
Quoted from: Diary, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (c) 1987 Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most BVM, Stockbridge, MA 01263. All rights reserved. www.DivineMercy.com
My sanctity and perfection consist in the close union of my will with the will of God. God never violates our free will. It is up to us whether we want to receive God's grace or not. It is up to us whether we will cooperate with it or waste it. (1107)
... 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)
I, Sister Faustina, by the order of God, have visited the abysses of hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence. (741)
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)
Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire lives as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior. At that last hour, a soul has nothing with which to defend itself except My mercy. Happy is the soul that during its lifetime immersed itself in the Fountain of Mercy, because justice will have no hold on it. (1075)
[Let] the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy. They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy. My daughter, write about My mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask. I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion, but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy.
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.
The Lord said to me, The loss of each soul plunges Me into mortal sadness. You always console Me when you pray for sinners. The prayer most pleasing to Me is prayer for the conversion of sinners. Know, My daughter, that this prayer is always heard and answered. (1396-1397)
... 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)
The Lord said to me, My daughter, do not tire of proclaiming My mercy. In this way you will refresh this Heart of Mine, which burns with a flame of pity for sinners. Tell My priests that hardened sinners will repent on hearing their words when they speak about My unfathomable mercy, about the compassion I have for them in My Heart. To priests who proclaim and extol My mercy, I will give wondrous power; I will anoint their words and touch the hearts of those to whom they will speak. (1521)
Write: I am Thrice Holy, and I detest the smallest sin. I cannot love a soul which is stained with sin; but when it repents, there is no limit to My generosity toward it. My mercy embraces and justifies it. With My mercy, I pursue sinners along all their paths, and My Heart rejoices when they return to Me. I forget the bitterness with which they fed My Heart and rejoice at their return. 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)
Quoted From: Diary, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (c) 1987 Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most BVM, Stockbridge, MA 01263. All rights reserved. www.DivineMercy.com
All above quotes, quoted from: www.DivineMercy.com Please visit this site and learn the Chaplet of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please repent in site of God's eminent great chastisement of Armageddon.
Jesus Comes to Unite Himself to His Bride, the Church, three days after the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus will reside with Zion, His Church, in a new and spectacular way. This will be the 'Wedding Day' of the Lamb. You must Repent and prepare yourself to be a part of the great 'Wedding Day' of the Lamb. Repent, seek the Sacrament of Reconciliation, pray the Chaplet, the Rosary and the Lord's Prayer, and follow St. Padre Pio's instructions, to prepare yourself for the great day of the Wedding Day of the Lamb.
Time will be given for the angels of God, who are Catholic priests, to place the seal of being a servant of God, upon people's forehead. Christ's priests put the seal of being a servant of God upon your forehead through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Anyone who wants to repent, seek absolution, or convert, will be given time to do so before the seventh trumpet of Armageddon blows. It is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation that the the Bride of the Lamb readies herself. It is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation that the 144,000 have the seal of being a servant of God written upon their foreheads. The gates of Zion are already open at this very moment for anyone whom chooses to have God's seal placed upon their repentant heads. Prepare yourself for the wedding feast of the Lamb.
NAB3 PSA 32:5Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide. I said, 'I confess my transgression to the LORD,' and you took away the guilt of my sin. Selah Therefore every loyal person should pray to you in time of distress. Though flood waters threaten, they will never reach him. You are my shelter; you guard me from distress; with joyful shouts of deliverance you surround me....
...Many are the sorrows of the wicked one, but mercy surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.
The gates of Zion can be found in the Confessional and Baptismal Font, of your local Catholic Church. People of all races are invited to be a part of the wedding feast of the Lamb, when the seventh trumpet blows.A Remnant will survive The Battle of Armageddon. When Jesus Comes in His Power and Glory to Rule the world, He will Rule with and through His Church, the Catholic Church. It is Christ's Church, the Catholic Church, whom will metamorphosis into God's Holy City, The New Jerusalem, aka Zion. The repentant, in a state of grace, from any race or nation, sheltered in the bosom of the Catholic Church, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, through the Sacraments of Christ's Church, will survive to become the New Jerusalem. Come to the Catholic Church. Immerse yourself in the blood of the Lamb through the Sacraments of Jesus' Church. It is the Catholic Church that God will lift on the wings of eagles and transport from symbolic Babylon and into, Christ's Kingdom Come, of Zion. Like Israel One, Israel Two, whom is the Catholic Church, will be carried safely through the Three Days of Darkness and into Christ's Kingdom Come of the Restored Kingdom of Israel, to become God's Holy City of new born, Zion. Be a part of the Bride of the Lamb on the Wedding Day of the Lamb. Be a survivor of the impending Battle of Armageddon, upon the Coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ! Let us go to Zion!
NAB2 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.' I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal, one hundred and forty-four thousand marked from every tribe of the Israelites: twelve thousand were marked from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand from the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand from the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand from the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand from the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand from the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand from the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand from the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand from the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand from the tribe of Joseph, and twelve thousand were marked from the tribe of Benjamin.
After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice: 'Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.' All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They prostrated themselves before the throne, worshiped God, and exclaimed: 'Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.'
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.
'For this reason they stand before God's throne and worship him day and night in his temple. The one who sits on the throne will shelter them. They will not hunger or thirst anymore, nor will the sun or any heat strike them. For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
NAB ISA 4:2On that day, The branch of the LORD will be luster and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor for the survivors of Israel. He who remains in Zion and he that is left in Jerusalem Will be called holy: every one marked down for life in Jerusalem. When the Lord washes away the filth of the daughters of Zion, And purges Jerusalem's blood from her midst with a blast of searing judgment, Then will the LORD create, over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her place of assembly, A smoking cloud by day and a light of flaming fire by night. For over all, his glory will be shelter and protection: shade from the parching heat of day,refuge and cover from storm and rain.
NAB MAT 22 The Wedding BanquetJesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second time he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast."' Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.' The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests. But 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.' Many are invited, but few are chosen." Then the Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap him in speech.
NAB 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." (The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.)
NAB MAT 21:43Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit. ( The one who falls on this stone will be dashed to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.)"
NAB3 JOE 3:1 THE DAY OF THE LORDIt shall come to pass I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even upon your male and female servants, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. I will set signs in the heavens and on the earth, blood, fire, and columns of smoke; The sun will darken, the moon turn blood-red, Before the day of the LORD arrives, that great and terrible day. Then everyone who calls upon the name of the LORD will escape harm. For on Mount Zion there will be a remnant, as the LORD has said, And in Jerusalem survivors whom the LORD will summon.
NAB3 AMO 9:8See, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on this sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth, But I will not destroy the house of Jacob completely, oracle of the LORD. For see, I have given the command to sift the house of Israel among all the nations, As one sifts with a sieve, letting no pebble fall to the ground. All sinners among my people shall die by the sword, those who say, 'Disaster will not reach or overtake us.' On that day I will raise up the fallen hut of David; I will wall up its breaches, raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old
NAB3 ISA 10:17The Light of Israel will become a fire, the Holy One, a flame, That burns and consumes its briers and its thorns in a single day. And the glory of its forests and orchards will be consumed, soul and body, and it will be like a sick man who wastes away. And the remnant of the trees in his forest will be so few, that any child can record them.
On that day The remnant of Israel, the survivors of the house of Jacob, will no more lean upon the one who struck them; But they will lean upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. Though your people, O Israel, were like the sand of the sea, Only a remnant of them will return; their destruction is decreed, as overflowing justice demands.
NAB3 ISA 17:3The fortress shall vanish from Ephraim and dominion from Damascus; The remnant of Aram shall become like the glory of the Israelites, oracle of the LORD of hosts. On that day The glory of Jacob shall fade, and his full body shall grow thin. Like the reaper's mere armful of stalks, when he gathers the standing grain; Or as when one gleans the ears in the Valley of Rephaim. Only gleanings shall be left in it, as when an olive tree has been beaten' Two or three olives at the very top, four or five on its most fruitful branches, oracle of the LORD, the God of Israel. On that day people shall turn to their maker, their eyes shall look to the Holy One of Israel.
NAB3 MIC 5:1But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathaha least among the clans of Judah, From you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; Whose origin is from of old, from ancient times. Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the time when she who is to give birth has borne, Then the rest of his kindred shall return to the children of Israel. He shall take his place as shepherd by the strength of the LORD, by the majestic name of the LORD, his God; And they shall dwell securely, for now his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth: he shall be peace. If Assyria invades our country and treads upon our land, We shall raise against it seven shepherds, eight of royal standing; They shall tend the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod with the drawn sword; They will deliver us from Assyria, when it invades our land, when it treads upon our borders. The remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples, Like dew coming from the LORD, like showers on the grass, Which wait for no one, delay for no human being. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, Like a lion among beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep; When it passes through it tramples; it tears and no one can rescue. Your hand shall be lifted above your foes, and all your enemies shall be cut down. On that day, oracle of the LORD, I will destroy the horses from your midst and ruin your chariots; I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your fortresses. I will destroy the sorcery you practice, and there shall no longer be soothsayers among you. I will destroy your carved figures and the sacred stones from your midst; And you shall no longer worship the works of your hands. I will tear out the asherahs from your midst, and destroy your cities. I will wreak vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not listened.
NAB3 MIC 2:12I will gather you, Jacob, each and every one, I will assemble all the remnant of Israel; I will group them like a flock in the fold, like a herd in its pasture; the noise of the people will resound. The one who makes a breach goes up before them; they make a breach and pass through the gate; Their king shall go through before them, the LORD at their head.
NAB3 ZEC 9:9 THE KING'S ENTRY INTO JERUSALEMExult greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! Behold: your king is coming to you, a just savior is he, Humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. He shall banish the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; The warrior's bow will be banished, and he will proclaim peace to the nations. His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
RESTORATION OF THE PEOPLE
As for you, by the blood of your covenant, I have freed your prisoners from a waterless pit. Return to a fortress, O prisoners of hope; This very day, I announce I am restoring double to you. For I have bent Judah as my bow, I have set Ephraim as its arrow; I will arouse your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Yavan, and I will use you as a warrior's sword. The LORD will appear over them, God's arrow will shoot forth as lightning; The Lord GOD will sound the ram's horn, and come in a storm from the south. The LORD of hosts will protect them; they will devour and conquer with sling stones, they will drink and become heated as with wine; they will be full like bowls, like the corners of the altar. And the LORD their God will save them: the people, like a flock on that day; For like gemstones of a crown they will shine on the land. Then how good and how lovely! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the young women.
NAB3 ISA 28:5On that day the LORD of hosts will be a glorious crown And a brilliant diadem for the remnant of his people, A spirit of judgment for the one who sits in judgment, And strength for those who turn back the battle at the gate.
NAB3 MIC 4:6On that day, oracle of the LORD, I will gather the lame, And I will assemble the outcasts, and those whom I have afflicted. I will make of the lame a remnant, and of the weak a strong nation; The LORD shall be king over them on Mount Zion, from now on and forever. And you, O tower of the flock, hill of daughter Zion! To you it shall come: the former dominion shall be restored, the reign of daughter Jerusalem.
NAB3 EZE 20:33As I live, oracle of the Lord GOD, with mighty hand and outstretched arm, with wrath poured out, I swear I will be king over you! With mighty hand and outstretched arm, with wrath poured out, I will bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries over which you are scattered; I will lead you to the wilderness of the peoples and enter into judgment with you face to face. Just as I entered into judgment with your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment with you, oracle of the Lord GOD. Thus I will make you pass under the staff and will impose on you the terms of the covenant. I will sort out from you those who defied me and rebelled against me; from the land where they resided as aliens I will bring them out, but they shall not return to the land of Israel. Thus you shall know that I am the LORD.
As for you, house of Israel, thus says the Lord GOD: Go! each of you, and worship your idols. Listen to me! You shall never again desecrate my holy name with your offerings and your idols! For on my holy mountain, on the highest mountain in Israel, oracle of the Lord GOD, there the whole house of Israel shall worship me; there in the land I will accept them all, there I will claim your tributes, the best of your offerings, from all your holy things. As a sweet-smelling oblation I will accept you, when I bring you from among the nations and gather you out of the lands over which you were scattered; and through you I will manifest my holiness in the sight of the nations. Thus you shall know that I am the LORD, when I bring you back to the soil of Israel, the land I swore to give your ancestors. There you shall remember your ways, all the deeds by which you defiled yourselves; and you shall loathe yourselves because of all the evil you did. And you shall know that I am the LORD when I deal with you thus, for the sake of my name, not according to your evil ways and wanton deeds, house of Israel, oracle of the Lord GOD.
NAB3 JER 3:14Return, rebellious children, oracle of the LORD. for I am your master; I will take you, one from a city, two from a clan, and bring you to Zion. I will appoint for you shepherds after my own heart, who will shepherd you wisely and prudently. When you increase in number and are fruitful in the land.
NAB3 MAT 24:38In [those] days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away. So will it be [also] at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left.
JER 3 Continued: oracle of the LORD They will in those days no longer say, 'The ark of the covenant of the LORD!' They will no longer think of it, or remember it, or miss it, or make another one. At that time they will call Jerusalem 'the LORD's throne.' All nations will gather together there to honor the name of the LORD at Jerusalem, and they will no longer stubbornly follow their wicked heart. In those days the house of Judah will walk alongside the house of Israel; together they will come from the land of the north to the land which I gave your ancestors as a heritage.
NAB3 ISA 65:8 FATE OF THE JUST AND UNJUST IN ISRAELThus says the LORD: As when the juice is pressed from a cluster, and someone says, 'Do not destroy it, for there is still good in it,' So will I do for the sake of my servants: I will not destroy them all. From Jacob I will bring forth offspring, from Judah, those who are to possess my mountains; My chosen ones shall possess the land, my servants shall dwell there. Sharon shall become a pasture for the flocks, the Valley of Achor a resting place for the cattle, for my people who have sought me. But you who forsake the LORD, who forget my holy mountain, Who spread a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny, You I will destine for the sword; you shall all bow down for slaughter; Because I called and you did not answer, I spoke and you did not listen, But did what is evil in my sight and things I do not delight in, you chose,
NAB3 REV 14:14 The Harvest of the Earth.Then I looked and there was a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud one who looked like a son of man, with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Another angel came out of the temple, crying out in a loud voice to the one sitting on the cloud, 'Use your sickle and reap the harvest, for the time to reap has come, because the earth's harvest is fully ripe.' So the one who was sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested. Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven who also had a sharp sickle. Then another angel [came] from the altar, [who] was in charge of the fire, and cried out in a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, 'Use your sharp sickle and cut the clusters from the earth's vines, for its grapes are ripe.' So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the earth's vintage. He threw it into the great wine press of God's fury. The wine press was trodden outside the city and blood poured out of the wine press to the height of a horse's bridle for two hundred miles.
NAB3 ISA 1:24Now, therefore, says the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah! I will take vengeance on my foes and fully repay my enemies! I will turn my hand against you, and refine your dross in the furnace, removing all your alloy. I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as in the beginning; After that you shall be called city of justice, faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and her repentant ones by righteousness. Rebels and sinners together shall be crushed, those who desert the LORD shall be consumed.
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