August 22, 2019

#5 WISDOM APOC 12:1-17 (2-3) MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD – Maria Agreda

War in Heaven- St Michael vs Dragon (Lucifer)

Mystery – “Wisdom”, “Sophia”, “Be Attentive ”Happy they who find it, and blessed they who shall appreciate its value, rich they who shall come upon this treasure, and blessed and very wise those who shall search into and shall understand it marvels and hidden mysteries. I desire to make known to mortals how much intercession of Her is worth….(#009).

Book I – CONCEPTION Citynotes #5

Chapter IX ( conclusion of Chapter 12 of Apocalypse explained)

#106. (Apoc12:7) “And there was a great battle in heaven; Michael and his angels fought with the dragon and the dragon fought his angels.” When the Lord had manifested these things to the good and the bad angels ( obedient and disobedient), Michael with God’s permission raged a battle fought with Understanding and the will. Michael said, “Worthy is the Highest of honor, praise and reverence, and of being loved, feared and obeyed by ALL creation. He is mighty to work whatever He desires. To us he gave Grace, such as we have, creating us and forming us out of nothing. He can created other beings as many and in what manner as He pleases. Come follow me, “Let us adore Him, and extol his admirable and secret judgments, his most perfect and holy works.” Let us adore this Person endowed with human and the divine nature, let us reverence It and accept IT as our Head; let us confess that He is worthy of ALL glory, praise, and magnificence, and as the Author of grace, let us give Him glory and acknowledge his power and Divinity “

#107. (Apoc12:8) St Michael and his angels gave battle with powerful rays of Truth against the dragon and his followers, who on their hand made use of blasphemies. Lucifer unable to resist torn with interior rage, sought to fly from his torments; it was the Will of God that he not only punished but conquered, that with his fall, he might know the truth and power of God. Lucifer cried out, ”Unjust is God in raising a human nature above the angelic I am the most exalted beautiful angel and triumph belongs to me. It is I who should place his throne above the stars, and should be like the Highest; I will subject myself to no one of an inferior nature, and I will not consent that anyone take precedence of me or greater than I.” BUT St Michael answered, “Who is like unto the Lord, who dwells in the heavens or compares Himself to Him?” BE SILENT, enemy, cease thy dreadful blasphemies, and since inequity has taken possession of thee depart our midst,…hurled into the dark night and chaos of the infernal pains……. But let us honor and give reverence this blessed.

Woman who is to give human flesh to the Eternal Word; and let us recognize her as our Queen. “

#108. This sign of the Woman served the good angels, but in sight of it, the evil angels all power of reasoning weakened and was brought to confusion and silence. The other sign, the dragon appeared hurled from heaven amid the fright and terror of his followers and astonishment of the holy angels. All this was the manifestation of the justice and power of God.

#109. Through the sins of the disobedient angels, they made themselves unworthy of eternal vision and company of the Lord. Their graces passed-over to mankind. (as previously mentioned)

#110. The Evangelist adds: (Rev12:9) And the dragon was cast out, the ancient serpent who is called the devil and Satan, who seduces the whole world; and he was cast unto he earth and his angels were thrown down with him.” He therefore, who intended to scourge the nations was consigned to hellish regions, as Isaiah says chapter 14, to the profound abyss, and his cadaver was delivered to moth and the worm of his own bad conscience; this fulfilled in Lucifer all that the prophet says in this chapter.

Isaiah (14:2-32) Thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and shalt say: How is the oppressor come to nothing, the tribute hath ceased? The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the rod of the rulers, That struck the people in wrath with an incurable wound, that brought nations under in fury, that persecuted in a cruel manner.

The whole earth is quiet and still, it is glad and hath rejoiced.

Thou shalt not keep company with them, even in burial: for thou hast destroyed thy land, thou hast slain thy people: the seed of the wicked shall not be named for ever. Prepare his children for slaughter for the iniquity of their fathers: they shall not rise up, nor inherit the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.   And I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will destroy the name of Babylon, and the remains, and the bud, and the offspring, saith the Lord. And I will make it a possession for the ericius and pools of waters, and I will sweep it and wear it out with a besom, saith the Lord of hosts.

The fir trees also have rejoiced over thee, and the cedars of Libanus, saying: Since thou hast slept, there hath none come up to cut us down. Hell below was in an uproar to meet thee at thy coming, it stirred up the giants for thee. All the princes of the earth are risen up from their thrones, all the princes of nations.   All shall answer, and say to thee: Thou also art wounded as well as we, thou art become like unto us. Thy pride is brought down to hell, thy carcass is fallen down: under thee shall the moth be strewed, and worms shall be thy covering.
will ascend above the height of the clouds, I will be like the most High.
But yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, into the depth of the pit.
They that shall see thee, shall turn toward thee, and behold thee. Is this the man that troubled the earth, that shook kingdoms,
That made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the prison to his prisoners?

All the kings of the nations have all of them slept in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave, as an unprofitable branch defiled, and wrapped up among them that were slain by the sword, and art gone down to the bottom of the pit, as a rotten carcass.

The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying: Surely as I have thought, so shall it be: and as I have purposed, So shall it fall out: That I will destroy the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: and his yoke shall be taken away from them, and his burden shall be taken off their shoulder. This is the counsel, that I have purposed upon all the earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all nations. For the Lord of hosts hath decreed, and who can disannul it? and his hand is stretched out: and who shall turn it away?

And the firstborn of the poor shall be fed, and the poor shall rest with confidence: and I will make thy root perish with famine, and I will kill thy remnant.
Howl, O gate; cry, O city: all Philistia is thrown down: for a smoke shall come from the north, and there is none that shall escape his troop. And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nations? That the Lord hath founded Sion, and the poor of his people shall hope in him.

#111. When the heavens had been cleared of the bad angels, and the Divinity had been “Unveiled”to the good and Obedient; good admitted to glory, and the bad chastised, then The Evangelist says: And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the Kingdom of the Lord, and power of His Christ; because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night” (Apoc12:10). The Voice was that of the WORD, and the holy angels heard and listened. IT was like a petition before the throne of the Most Holy Trinity, that the salvation and power and the mysteries of the Redemption and Incarnation be put into execution, he asked that it be done much sooner now that Lucifer an his demons were now prowling and infesting the earth. The Word calls the works and mysteries of the Incarnation and his Death “virtue” “power” and reign”, because in them all these had their beginning and in them was manifested his great virtue and power against Lucifer.

#112. This was the 1st time the Word in the name of his humanity interceded for men before the Divinity, in our mode of thinking , “the eternal Father conferred with the other Persons of the blessed Trinity in regard to this petition. We will therefore bring out the triumph of virtue and sanctity for this purpose the second Person will assume human nature; He will exalt and teach Humility, Obedience and all virtues and thus secure the salvation of mortals. Being True God, he will become humble and submissive. He will be The Just Man, the Model, the Teacher of all virtues. We will raise up the lowly and humble the proud. (Mt11:28);……we resolve to help the afflicted and the sorrowful. Blessed will be, they that weep (Mt5:3) and happy the poor and those that suffer for justice sake and for Christ. Our Only-begotten will put into practice these decrees , those that follow Him shall be our chosen ones, our cherished ones, they shall be refreshed and rewarded by Us. We give permission for the bad ones to oppress the good, thus helping them gain the crown, while for themselves they increase punishment. Let there be scandals for the common good; unhappy be those that cause them. While they are pilgrims they shall be rejected by men, but afterwords ranked with the angelic spirits,our sons, enjoy the seats and crowns, which the unfortunate and apostate have lost.

#113. …On account of His foreseen merits, We will show mercy and kindness. All will understand, that those who are humble and peaceful, those that practice virtue, that suffer and yet forgive, are the followers of Christ and our sons. Nobody will be capable of entering by his own free will into our kingdom, unless he denies himself, and taking up His cross, follows His Chief and Master (Mt10:22) Our kingdom will be composed of the perfect, who have legitimately labored and fought, persevering to the end. Since he is to wash and purify men with his blood , therefore only He shall be worthy to open the book of the law of grace. (Apoc5:9) He is the Way, the truth and the life. (Jn14:6) through which men may come to Me. He alone shall open the gates of heaven; He shall be the Mediator (1Tim2:5), an Advocate of mortals in him they will have a Father, a Brother (1Jn2:1)

#114. This Voice (which contains mysteries hidden since the constitution of the world and manifested by the doctrine and the life of Jesus Christ ), issued forth from the throne and imported more than I can explain. St Michael and St Gabriel were appointed ambassadors for the Holy Word along with many others. The Other angels were appointed their tasks including as companions, guardians and defenders of souls (Ps90:12) can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.

#115. Other things were decreed. Evangelist says “that the power, salvation, virtue and kingdom of Christ began.” But among the mysterious works was the enumeration of the predestined in the secret tablets of the Divine mind, through the foreseen merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. (not disclosed) What sacrament is so worthy of the Omnipotence of God!

#116. The mysterious book spoken of in Apocalypse delivered to the Only-begotten of the Father; at the time it was written, closed, sealed with 7 seals. (Apoc5:7) When he was made human flesh he opened it, solving in their order the seals by enacting the (1) mysteries of His Birth, Life and Death unto the consummation of all things. The book contained ALL the (2) decrees of the Holy Trinity after the fall of the angels; namely (3) all that belongs to the Incarnation of the Word, (4) the law of Grace, (5) the 10 Commandments , (6) the 7 Sacraments, and (7) ALL the articles of Faith, and what was contained in them the constitution of the Whole Militant Church. [Apostles Creed] To the Word as having assumed human nature and as the High priest and Holy Pontiff (Heb6:20), was given the power to communicate the necessary faculties and gifts to the Apostles and other priests and ministers of the Church.

#117. This was the mysterious beginning of the Law of the gospel. In the most secret consistory of the Trinity it was resolved and recorded in the divine mind, that those who observe that law, shall be written in the Book of Life. From his infinite power flows the virtues of those that are meek, poor in spirit, humble and just. This is their most humble of origin, and on account it is true to say, that he who obeys the superior obeys God (Lk10:16) and he who despises them despises God.

#118. (Apoc12:11) For although, the blood of Christ was entirely sufficient and superabundant to enable all the faithful to overcome the dragon, their accuser, and although the testimonies and teachings of the Prophets are of great power and help for eternal salvation; yet the JUST attain the fruit of the Passion and Redemption, by COOPERATING of their own free will with the divine helps, conquering their own selves and the demons and making use of grace.

#119. On account of all these mysteries the Sacred Text adds: “ Therefore rejoice, O heaven and all those that dwell therein.” Rejoice, because thou art to be the dwelling place of the just, of their Chief, Jesus Christ, and of his most holy Mother. …….you are to be parts of the Mystical Body whose head is Christ himself. Let the heavens rejoice.

Disclosure: The Mystical City of God, by Maria of Agreda is one of several well known narrations of the Life of Christ based on private revelations. It Can offer the reader good food for meditation. However, since Sacred Scripture and Tradition as explained and taught by the Church’s Magisterium provide the essentials of our Catholic faith , revelations in this volume that go beyond these foundations should be accepted with human faith.

[ Pope Leo X 5th Council of Lateran 1513, When it comes to prophetic revelations the Pope is the Sole Judge.”] Therefore City of God, approved by Order of Innocent XI, Alexander VIII, Clement IX, Benedict XIII, and Benedict XIV received from 5 POPES – (pgXvii)

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