Consider again the passage of Apocalypse/Revelations 13 about the beast of the earth and the mark of the beast. Let's look first at verse 14, "And it (the beast - satan) leads astray the inhabitants of the earth, by reason of the signs which it was permitted to do in the sight of the beast." And a little farther along we discover in verses 15-18, "...that the image of the beast should both speak and cause that whoever should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And it will cause all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, to have a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and it will bring it about that no one may be able to buy or sell, except him who has the mark either the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six." What does 666 mean exactly? Some biblical scholars deduct that it represents the name Caesar Neron which in Hebrew characters adds up to 666. This referred to the Emperor Nero whose name the Apostle and Evangelist Saint John could very well have been inferring, but other biblical scholars point out that the number symbolizes extreme imperfection, for each digit is one short of seven, the number that signifies perfection. Speaking of numerology, this latter explanation would seem to carry more weight in light of the many messages our Blessed Mother has conveyed from Rue de Bac on, specifically LaSalette and to Father Don Stefano Gobbi. We will deal with some of the LaSalette prophecies in Tuesday's editorial. For now, consider what Our Lady imparted to Fr. Gobbi on June 17, 1989 at Milan regarding the coming times. She specifically talked of Freemasonry and in particular the number of the beast and its meaning which confirms the passages above from Apocalypse/Revelation. In the message to the respected priest Our Lady speaks of satan's nefarious mindset and why the evil one chooses the number 666 for the number 333 indicates the Divinity. The Blessed Mother then explains lucifer's mimicry of God and shows through history the pattern beginning with the year 666 which represents the time when Islamism came to prominence; then 666 times two equals the year 1332 in which the Word of God was challenged as the age of reason began to question God's Church and detoured from the Word of God and Tradition to follow their own course which would peak with the Protestant Reformation. Our Lady then points out that 666 times three equals the year 1998 which will usher in the antichrist. She tells Fr. Gobbi that "This is why, beloved children, I have wanted to enlighten you concerning the pages of the Apocalypse which refer to the times you are living through. This is to prepare you with me, for the most painful and decisive part of the great struggle which is on the point of being fought out between your Heavenly Mother and all the forces of evil which have been let loose."
Folks, in case you haven't noticed everything Our Lord and His Blessed Mother have foretold has or is coming to pass. Do you still doubt? We are at that year which adds up to 666 multiplied three times. We have completed the ten year preparation Mary prepped us all for in her message to Fr. Gobbi on September 18, 1988 of which we detailed in last week's editorial. The information about the new drivers' licenses point to 2000 but it has begun. The antichrist is here. Who is he? We don't really know? Although Clinton possesses many of the traits describing the antichrist, it is not Clinton? He, like Saddam Hussein and many other despots are merely puppets of the antichrist, all playing right into the evil one's hands, especially with his lack of shame and promotion of the culture of death. No, the antichrist has not yet revealed himself and for that we can still be thankful that we have some time left to convert, to help bring others into the light and out of the darkness which smothers mankind. That darkness is spreading. Look at the scandals that are not even considered scandals anymore; look at the shame that no longer is perceived as shame but just "human nature;" look at the clandestine, insidious efforts to control our lives by the government through manipulation by Freemasonry interests ergo the "one-world order." Look at experimental tampering with cloning and the subliminal testing of the Smart card in military installations in this country. From there it is just another step to mandating that a computer chip be embedded into the hand or forehead (cf. Apocalypse/Revelation 14: 16). We are that close and it's scary, but not hopeless because we have Hope. In Apocalypse/Revelation 14: 9-10 St. John writes, "If any man has an ear, let him hear. He who is for captivity, into captivity he goes; he who kills by the sword, by the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." The faith of the saints of course is theirs and our weapons which are faith and patience. We must have both. But by taking up these necessary weapons, we must also be willing to accept suffering and persecution as Jesus did by dying on the Cross.
So our course is set. Let us pray that another prophecy does indeed come to pass, that Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph before the millennium. That we can do something about through our prayers and sacrifices. We can really do nothing about the shame Clinton has brought upon our country or the shameless way he conducts his life with one lie after another which the citizenry as a whole discard as nothing. We can do nothing but pray that the shameless pro-aborts will come to their senses soon and see the shame they have wrought. Nothing anyone does is kept secret from God for we can keep nothing private from God, but we must fight to keep our lives private from the government and stall the inevitable I.D. cards for they are the false gods and if we give in to the spinmeisters and go along with the immoral atmosphere or condone Clinton's actions or the actions of others that directly violate God's laws then we are giving in to these idols and, if we do, then we could end up spending nothing but idle time in hell. Think about it and the shameless sham that is being perpetrated on all of us. To passively accept what's going on, to accept the National I.D. card, to give away our precious privacy would be a shame, but the sham of being shameless is the real shame!
Come to the refuge while there is yet time, for the onslaught of satan is upon the world. Do you not see his evil at work in all corners of your land? He is able to bring about such evil because first my children have neglected their souls, thus allowing him to work in them.
The evil one has blinded you, corrupted and seduced so many of my children, even my consecrated ones who now are no longer obedient to my beloved son Pope John Paul II, and who have dismissed my Divine Son's Truth.
The evil has now spread throughout the world, and many are the false prophets who slander the Holy Doctrine given all men by my Son. Now the evil chokes the very life from my Divine Son's Church, and my little, precious children are too asleep, too afraid to clamor for the truth.
But I have been gathering together my faithful little ones, protected beneath my Immaculate Mantle, where I prepare them for the battle against satan! Secure in this refuge, forever strengthened by my Son, I send you forth. Each of the faithful remnant are marked by the Sign of my Son's Cross. My Immaculate Heart is their shield, and about their necks, upon their wrists they are armed with the Holy Rosary. They are enlightened by the Holy Spirit, cleansed by my Son's Precious Blood. Their eyes are transfixed with Love, for they seek only the Kingdom of Heaven.
The battle has begun in every land. The angels of heaven sound the trumpet blast. The enemy encamps all around, but my little ones do not fear. Proudly do they shine forth, beacons of my Son's Light for a world plunged into darkness.
Listen to me, o! my little ones. I proclaim that my Immaculate Heart shall soon Triumph. Before that moment know the evil one will wage furious battle. Many shall fall, only to rise to eternal life. I weep for all who, taking their eyes from my Son, shall succumb to the evil one's lies and thus choose the abyss.
O! How my faithful ones shall be persecuted. But they do not grieve for they are at peace with God.
I love all my children with a mother's heart. I beseech you, please come home. I have come to show you the way to the Light, Who is my Divine Son. By God's authority I am among you, beckoning, searching for each one of you.
Come home! my children. I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
How long have I spoken to them! How long has God given them signs and wonders! And still they are deaf, their hearts as of stone because they have chosen to remain attached to earthly wants and needs.
How long have I held my Divine Son's hand from striking the earth? Now I weep because the Divine Justice is ready, and my little ones must be prepared.
I solemnly tell you the time of the harvest is here. The Divine Sower now enters His fields to reap the cherished harvest. With what Love does the Author of all Creation pick the ripe, good fruit to bear it to eternal life. With what Justice does the fire of heaven come to destroy the weeds, the spoiled fruit, the chaff of sinful man. It shall be obliterated, blotted out from the Divine Glance.
O! My little children. Convert your heart now while there is yet time to come into the refuge of my Immaculate Heart. I am your Mother, Queen of Peace, Queen of Mercy. I stand at the door, never letting it shut that you might yet come in. But God has set a time for the door to close and then it shall be too late.
Therefore, heed my words, convert your hearts and pray! pray! pray! I remain among you as the key to the Sacred Heart.
Thank you for responding to my Call!
Yet again I must warn you that satan will not cease his efforts until he is forever chained in hell by God's Just command. My children, you do not comprehend how weak you are, and how tirelessly the evil one works. His army covers the earth. Even within my Divine Son's Church he has found a home. Therefore, if you truly seek God's Will; if you are on the path of Truth, you will heed my Motherly words and pray! pray! pray!
Grow strong in your faith. Do not be said or disheartened. For all who seek God with just and upright heart, they shall find strength to endure the bitter darkness, the chaos of the approaching storm.
Fast, pray, watch and wait faithfully. The time is here and my Heart shall Triumph. Be diligent. Care for your souls with fervor and take off the shackles of the world which ensnare you and keep you as satan's slave.
Pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Do not cease to ask. In all things seek God's Will and be humble, obedient children.
Pray for the Holy Father, my chosen one, my martyr of peace. Offer ceaseless prayer and sacrifice for all priests and religious upon whom satan has reeked extreme violence.
Be holy, for all are called to holiness. I am with you and remain among you to point out the way. Thank you for responding to my Call!
To forgive, according to Webster, means "1) to cease to feel resentment against; 2: to give up resentment of or claim to requital for; to grant relief from payment of." These are good definitions, but are too short of an explanation of what really is involved in an act of forgiveness.
Whenever I (or any Catholic) goes to confession, Jesus forgives us through the absolution of the priest, but we always receive some sort of penance to perform. It may be some prayers or some act of kindness, for example. In other words, we may receive “forgiveness” but there is something that we must do to “pay the price” or make restitution in some way.
Catholics know that temporal punishment due to our sins may not ALL be taken away through the Sacrament of Penance. Therefore, the need to pray or do something as a penance helps in this matter and also reflects to the confessor our sincere repentance and desire to improve.
Even in a secular sense, forgiveness may require some restitution. For example, if two people are in a car accident where the cars in question are damaged, it would be wonderful if both drivers would “forgive” each other. However, the fact remains that the cars are damaged and they are in need of repair. Either an insurance company must pay for the damages (in which cases the insurance premiums may likely go up) or one or other of the offending parties must dish out monies to pay for the damages.
“Forgiving” very often does not mean offenders can go scott-free as though nothing ever happened. If that were true, then we shouldn’t have anybody in prison. Let’s let them all loose! Let them free! What I’m leading up to is simply that President Clinton and many of his supporters seem to want forgiveness for the evil acts of Mr. Clinton, but that the forgiveness should be in the simple area of censure. They say, “Let’s forgive him and get on with the work of the country!”
Well, dear reader! The gravity of the offense may require more serious restitution. I am all for “forgiving” the President, if he is GENUINELY sorry. Let’s remember that even God cannot forgive us unless we are sorry! A priest could refuse absolution to someone if the priest had reason to think that the “penitent” was not really PENITENT.
An oath is the calling on God to bear witness to the truth of what we say. If a person lies under oath, he/she calls on God to bear witness to lies. This is a very great evil. There is a “price to pay” for perjury, if there is evidence of such. If President Clinton is guilty of perjury, he must pay a price like any other American citizen who commits perjury. The chief executive of the legislative branch should not be above the law himself.
In previous articles I have called for prayers for the conversion of our President. I make that call again. God bless you!