6-6-06 Is More Than a Number or Date
Tomorrow is D-Day - as in Devil Day - for it replicates the Mark of the Beast - 666 - and therefore, like Halloween, the Devil will be out and about with all his legions continuing to confuse and confound souls everywhere. Many will laugh it off, but we must be on our guard against this beast and remember what Saint Peter warned: "Be sober and watch: because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about, seeking whom he may devour."
"666 should remind us that our Church is speeding toward ultimate destruction and moral breakdown. It should represent a wakeup call for all of those too busy to honor God. In the end, the real beast of 666 is sin personified because it represents the lure of selfishness, arrogance, superficiality and denial of God and hell.
This has been Satan's greatest accomplishment: convincing so many he doesn't exist as he goes about 'seeking the ruin of souls.'"
Tomorrow is a day many are dreading. I keep hearing how Tuesday, June 6, 2006 will be an ominous, hellish day because of its connection to 666 and hence, the devil. It is no coincidence that this date also coincides with the D-Day Normandy Invasion anniversary 62 years ago because clearly this society, this nation and this world are presently being invaded by forces from hell.
This has been made all the more evident over the past 40 years. Sixty-two years ago satanism was something practiced by a few crazies in far-away covens and coves, but still beneath the surface of the public eye and not permeating society as it does today. The reason the devil has gained such prominence is because the Church and Society have let down their guard. And yet, Satan is desperate for his time is running out. Remember he made a 'deal', if you will, with God and witnessed by Pope Leo XIII that he would have the last century to do what he wanted. Considering the events and calendar, I'd say the start of that century began sometime in the earlier part of 20th century and not at the time Leo had the vision or the century would have been up and satan vanquished. The fact he has not been is both our fault and the Church's. Had the Church been vigilant and maintained the traditions, specifically praying the safeguarding Prayer to Saint Michael composed by Leo XIII and mandated after every Low Mass to help protect us "against the wickedness and snares of the devil", I don't think Satan would have made as much headway as he has had Paul VI not abolished that necessary prayer.
That should have told us something right there that Paul VI wasn't right, but in blind obedience we went right along with it as swine towards the slaughter. Yes, had we - you and I, and our parents, and teachers - really known our Faith, we would have stood as one and said "No! You can't do that. You must protect the flocks. You must preserve the faith!" But we were too wrapped up in rebellion against what our parents and grandparents had fought for to give us the American dream. Rather than cherishing that dream, we destroyed it.
Seeds of Satanic Insanity
Let's look at the last time the world was faced with a 6-6-06 - well, that was a thousand years ago on June 6, 1006 in the midst of the Dark Ages. But let's look at the most recent 6-6-66 and that was in the very midst of the revolution of the sixties. America was already deeply enmeshed in another war - the Vietnam war - which the Masonic manipulators in Washington D.C. would not let the military win, a seemingly unwinable war with really no point in sacrificing so many of our American youth. Sound familiar? But it was not only bullets, bombs and Viet Cong land mines that were eliminating our youth, but there was also another revolution beginning that within a decade would devastate the population of America, let alone the world: contraception and abortion. Since then well over fifty million unborn have been slaughtered in the wombs of their own mothers; much, much more dangerous than any battlefield whether in the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia or the arid desert of Iraq and rocky climes of Afghanistan.
Our entire culture was being drastically changed and most went along with it, blindly subservient to the subliminal message of worldly pleasures and riches, the lure of the flesh through sensual gratifications, and knowledge of things never before known before our 'superior society' came on the scene. It was the very same scenario that the serpent offered Eve - knowledge and riches beyond imagination that God didn't want her or Adam to know; that's why He forbade them to eat of the one tree. Oh, satan is so clever, and as clever as he was at the beginning of the world, he has only grown more clever, more devious than ever before. That was the underlying message of the revolution of the sixties: Man knew better than Almighty God.
The Smoke of Satan
Surely the Church would have warned us of the impending danger and stopped Satan in his tracks. The facts are that She did, for the Popes from Leo XIII through Pope Pius XII warned against novelty and innovation, against tampering with the constituted evangelic traditions. So how did Satan slither in so easily then? Because the architects of Vatican II and the enablers of it were already ripe for the revolution because they had veered from the faith through innovation and novelty in various aspects. Seeing the pride in the men, they wanted to spread their errors just as Arius sought to spread his heretical teachings that became known as the devastating Arian Heresy and Martin Luther spread Lutheranism and the Protestant Revolution. These men who fashioned Vatican II were already card-carrying Modernists, but so cleverly camouflaged that few saw through the facade until it was too late and even then, and now, many still don't see how Satan has deceived so many.
Yesterday we celebrated the Descent of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost Sunday. That is the Spirit that has always hovered over the Church, but not at Vatican II for the devil's disciples were ready with a full set of new schemas that were introduced when John XXIII threw out the original schemas that had so painstakingly been reviewed and submitted by good bishops around the world. All that was for naught when the first conciliar pope tossed it all out and, to meet his deadlines, adopted the heretical and ambiguous documents that would become the pastoral poison of Vatican II. On June 6, '66 the Council had been closed for six months or so and few Catholics in the pew understood what had been done or changed. Mass was still, for the most part, in Latin, but there were those liberals pushing for change and novelties that hitherto that point had never been heard of in a Catholic church. Few back then were aware, even parish priests didn't know because many bishops had no clue what the full scope of Vatican II was. Because of this ignorance and the belief that whatever the bishops or priests said had to come from the pope, people went along with it. Thus, without realizing it, we Catholics were playing right into the devil's hands and by doing so, providing more fuel for the collapse of morality and values in society, beginning in the family unit itself.
Federal Marriage Amendment
Infiltrate the family and it's easy pickings from then on for the evil one. From the revolution of the sixties we got more divorces, feminism, the rise and saturation of the demasculated man which gave rise to a plague of sodomy which entered both the Church and the public mainstream by being given recognition in the media and films as a 'good thing', yea, a 'gay' thing and from the most filthy, perverted act before God - a sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance - the homosexuals were able to spin the term 'gay' as good and anyone speaking against it as a hate-monger. On June 6, 1966 homophobe was not a word, today it's a means to assuring sodomy is given free license in every aspect of society and being legislated into law, unnatural as it is, illegal as it is for unjust or immoral laws are no laws at all.
Speaking of Law, that brings us to another coincidence and that is the fact that The Federal Marriage Amendment seeking to protect traditional marriage between a man and a woman is scheduled to be decided on 06-06-06 in Washington D.C. Certainly that vote will demonstrate just where this country is morally and socially.
While I try not to be negative or pessimistic, I expect that Amendment to be rejected with the help of nearly all liberals and even some so-called conservatives. Such a rejection on such a date should surely symbolize much for those who have eyes to see.
To show how Satan has saturated everything, the head of Traditional Values Coalition the Reverend Lou Shelton has just come out to urge that it not be passed because of additional verbiage that could make it worse in the long run. So you can see how the devil is in the details. The more confusing something is, the more you can be assured Satan is in the middle of it.
In many ways, this Amendment represents one of the battlegrounds against the ongoing deterioration of this society's, this country's and even this earth's moral fiber. Furthermore, it should be clear that the traditional family has long been one of the foundations of our moral code and that is why Satan has targeted it so vehemently as his main objective. The fact that a legislative attempt to defeat evil - and yet one can't tell with the clauses and amendments attached whether it is good or bad - will likely be struck down on 6-6-06. That, in itself, should be an ominous message as to where this society is headed.
Tip of the Viceberg
People like to focus on dates and numbers in their search for meaning and context, but 666 is more than a number or date. These digits of damnation represent the very essence of hell's revolt against God, of evil's rapid advance in this society and of the devil's cunning treachery and lies. While it may be convenient for some to focus on a single day, date or number, the damnation, darkness, evil and treachery represented by 666 goes far beyond mere numbers and dates. Simply put, the number is only the tip of the viceberg of a much greater evil now strangling this society, nation and world. We have been warned in Holy Scripture by the Apostle St. John in the Apocalypse, "Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him reckon the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and his number is six hundred sixty-six" (Apocalypse 13: 18).
To better understand that verse, we must see what prefaces it in verses 13: 15-17, when the disciple is talking of the Antichrist: "And it was given him to give life to the image of the beast, and that the image of the beast should speak: and should cause that whomsoever will not adore the image of the beast, should be slain. And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondsmen, to have a mark in their right hand, or on their foreheads. And no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
Few probably understood the scope of this scriptural passage 100 years ago, even 40 years ago, but today, with the runaway technology and the implant chip and smart card, we can readily see we are getting closer to that very time St. John warns of. We know, also, that those who cling to the True Faith will resist the beast and refuse the mark, and will be targeted just as the early Christians were. It is the mark of martyrdom that will identify the loyal Catholics in the darker days ahead, the chastisement to come before the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart and the reinstatement throughout the world of the Kingship of her divine Son Jesus Christ.
Hopefully, tomorrow will be a wake-up call to be ready. We can rest assured that given the devil's track record of using deception to conceal most of his treachery, the evil in this world, nation and society far exceeds anything we can imagine from a cursory, outside review. Between the narrow focus of a single day and date and the reality that the real evil and moral threat is most likely far greater than the visible evil and moral threat, we can look at 6-6-06 as an eternal viceberg waiting to sabotage our trip across the ocean of life. But now we have no excuses. We should be aware and be ready.
Pervasive Attitude and Lifestyle
Whatever happens tomorrow, and, God willing nothing wide scale will, the message of 666 and that date is that many of us are living on a path not of God but made out to look rosy, sweet and harmless. Remember the wide path strewn with roses? That's the one Satan is luring most towards. He wants nothing to do with the narrow path of thorns, the thorns of Christ - the only path we can follow. 666 should be an outside wakeup call jolting us from our complacent laziness and moving us to defend and stand up for our true Faith.
666 is not about numbers, figures, dates or statistics. Rather, it is about a general attitude toward God, toward sin and toward salvation. This attitude only seeks to fill us with present comforts at the expense of future damnation and grinding of teeth. Do we really want to bow to the beast?
The Alarm of 666
666 should remind us that our Church is speeding toward ultimate destruction and moral breakdown. It should represent a wakeup call for all of those too busy to honor God. In the end, the real beast of 666 is sin personified because it represents the lure of selfishness, arrogance, superficiality and denial of God and hell.
This has been Satan's greatest accomplishment: convincing so many he doesn't exist as he goes about "seeking the ruin of souls."
666 is the clarion rung by the devil calling on some neighbors to join the meal of perdition Satan serves each day. It is a state of mind and a way of dealing with evil and will eventually lead to the mark of the beast for it cannot be too long before he reveals who he really is. And when he does, there truly will be hell to pay.
The Real Message of 6-6-06
Beyond predictions and warnings the number and concept of 666 represents the route which this society, nation and world are taking toward ultimate perdition. It is neither some fairy tale nor some biased scientist perception. The Bible tells us it is very real, but for those who remain faithful, Sacred Scripture also tells us they will be rewarded. Satan loses. But the problem is how many battles he wins before losing the war. How many souls will be lost out of lukewarmness or political correctness? How many will flee like the hireling flees from the flocks?
If we are soldiers facing our foe who is Satan before us, 666 is a warning that we watch our back for the devil has no problem with treachery, cowardice and evil cunning and will stab us in the back on his first opportunity. We have seen this both in the New Order church and society over the past 40 years. Could 6-6-06 be the end of one stage and the beginning of another? As I pointed out, on June 6,'66 the revolution had been released. Now, 40 years later we can see the devastation it has wrought and yet the constant refrain of the New Order church, which should be in harmony with The Catholic Church, but is not, is for dialogue with the devil through ecumenism and a call for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity - the very same words of the Masonic Revolution in France from which the eldest daughter of the Church has never recovered. How much longer will God allow the evil to continue before He brings down His Hand of Justice? Time will tell.
This world which claims to know so much in reality knows so little about God and is so ignorant of His Will and Word that 666 represents far more than number or superstition. Instead, in the image of 666 we see the need to constantly reform our minds, our souls, our hearts and our lives toward God in a society which is increasingly slipping away from Him. We won't get any help from the New Order church of Vatican II for at the core of the 666 message is the very evidence that evil has entered the Catholic Church thanks to Vatican II, modernism, ecumenism, secularism, feminism, and homosexual influences. We must rely on what the Church before Vatican II taught, of the Popes before Vatican II whose duty was to be the good shepherds they were meant to be and safeguard the flocks from the ravenous wolves. That is the difference between the pre-Vatican II popes and the Vatican II popes. The former were true shepherds, the latter have revealed they are wolves in sheep's clothing. We cannot and should not look to them for wisdom or grace for it is totally lacking in the New Order church.
Europe has been invaded, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas have been invaded by the demons of destruction. Two dates stand out. One is June 6, 1966 and the other is June 6, 1944. The latter represents courage, bravery, pride and gratitude of the rescued, the former with cowardice, prejudice and greed of those who wanted the easy way out. Satan has given them that and too many have taken that path. Whether they know it or not, they have helped usher in the age of the Antichrist. Is he, whoever he or it might be, near or here? The signs say yes. Whatever may happen on June 6, 2006, everyday is now D-Day for our Church, our Faith, our lives and above all our salvation. Buckle up because it's going to be a bumpy ride, especially for those of us who endeavor to persevere and not cave to the beast.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, submits regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.