#12 WISDOM of MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD – Maria Agreda, Spain

Mystery – “Wisdom”, “Sophia”, “Be Attentive”

Book I – CONCEPTION CityNotes #12

Chapter XIX – The Mystery of Conception of holy Mary – Explaining Rev. chapter 21 (3 of 3) Third part of Rev Chapter 21.

#283. The text of the third and last part o chapter twenty-first of Apocolypse which I saw explained is as follows: (verses19-27.)

  1. And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper: the second, sapphire: the third; a chalcedony: the fourth, an emerald:
  2. The fifth, sardonyx: the sixth, sardius: the seventh, chrysolite: the eighth, beryl: the ninth, a topaz: the tenth, a chrysoprasus: the eleventh, a jacinth: the twelfth, an amethyst.
  3. And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, one to each: and every several gate was of one several pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as it were, transparent glass.
  4. And I saw no temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the Lamb.
  5. And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it: and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.
  6. And the nations shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honor into it.
  7. And the gates thereof shall not be shut by day: for there shall be no night there.
  8. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
  9. There shall not enter into it any thing defiled or that work abomination or make a lie: but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb.

So far the text and the letter of the 21st chapter of Apocalypse, which I saw explained.

#284. The Almighty having chosen the holy city of Mary for his habitation, and She being of all things outside of God the most fit and appropriate, it was not improper that, from the treasures of His Divinity and from the merits of his most holy Son. He should adorn the foundations of this city’s wall with all manner of precious stones. The fortitude and strength of Mary, typified by the walls , the beauty and excellence of her sanctity and graces, symbolized by the precious stones, her wonderful all well proportioned by God in regard to each other and in regard to the exalted end, for which this City was founded, namely, that God should live within it by his love and that from the virginal womb of Mary he might accept human nature….. the foundation wall prefigure the beginnings of her Immaculate Conception, should be built of such eminently precious stones or VIRTUES that none more rich or precious could ever be found.

#285. “the 1st foundation stone was Jasper.” Indicates the constancy of FORTITUDE... while at the same time are connected to special privileges. I will explain so that the full mystery may become known. This gift of strength included a special superiority and sovereignty for repressing, subduing, and vanquishing ancient serpent, and for inspiring all the demons with inexpressible terror. On that account they fly from an inexpressible fear from afar, being filled with trembling at her presence. They cannot come near her without excruciating pain. Setting her apart He endowed her with sovereign power over the devil, which all men have lost together with their innocence….Since her womb would bare a Son that would end evil’s power, She was invested with actual authority which emanated from God and in virtue of which this most exalted Mistress subdued the demons and sent them repeatedly to the infernal dungeons.

#286. “The second Sapphire.” In virtue of this singular privilege the Almighty endowed Her with the power of communicating tranquility and peace of spirit to those, who will ask for her intercession. Pray to her to obtain the gift of PEACE.

#287. “The third a chalcedony.” the color of ruby. The hidden signification of this stone points to holiness and power of the name of Mary. This foundation stone signifies that the Most High conceded to her most holy name the power to disperse the clouds of infidelity spread over the earth, and to destroy the errors of heresy, of paganism, idolatry and all uncertainty in matters of the Catholic Faith. Invoking Her name would quickly expel the darkness of error.

#288. “The fourth an emerald,” a pleasant green. Accordingly the Most High granted her the privilege of insuring a like stability to her devout followers, obtaining for them perseverance and fidelity in the friendship of God and in the practice of virtue.

#289. The fifth Sardonyx.” this stone is transparent. The mysterious signification of this stone pointed to the close relations between the mother and the Son, whom She was to bring forth….In virtue of this foundation-stone the great Queen of heaven enjoys the Power of interceding in and obtaining for her clients the efficacious application of the superabundant merits of the Incarnation and Redemption, including also a special devotion toward the mysteries and the life of Christ our Lord through his merits.

#290. The sixth, sardius,” transparent. This is a symbol of the flame of divine love, which incessantly burns in the Queen. Her privilege of distributing the influence, the love and the gifts of the Holy Ghost to those who ask in her name.

#291. “The seventh Chrysolite. Resembles gold It symbolized the ardent love which Mary entertains for the Church militant, its ministers, and for the law of grace in particular. With this love She was prepared and endowed from the moment of her Conception in order to be the Coadjutrix of Christ our Lord. This includes the prerogative of being able to obtain for those that invoke her name, the grace of good disposition toward the Sacraments of the holy Church and clearing obstacles that prevent their full effects.

#292. “The eigth beryl.” green and yellow in color. It represents the singular faith and hope given to Mary at Conception enabling her to understand and execute arduous and sublime works for the glory of her Creator. In virtue unfailing assistance to the Lord endow her servants with fortitude and patience the tribulations and difficulties of their undertakings.

#293.The ninth, Topaz.” transparent and mulberry in color. This stone represents Mary’s virginity and motherhood in regard to the incarnate Word. The virtue of Chasity and a Guide to Virgins.

Mary of Mount CARMEL – “Where my Mantle”

#294. “The tenth Chrysoprase.” Green with touches of Gold. Signifies the most firm Hope planted in her heart. …At the same time the power of this Virtue of Hope can be obtained for her clients.

#295. “The eleventh Hyacinth.” violet in color. This represents the love for the redemption of the human race. She asked that no one be excluded of the redemption and justification if He invoked her powerful intercession.

#296. “The twelve amethyst.” of a refulgent violet color. The mystery of this stone attains to the first, that demons without her effort, feel a distressing and torturing force proceeding form Her, as soon as they wish to approach her presence. Given to her as a reward of her incomparable zeal in exalting and defending the glory and honor of God. These are in short the mysteries and favors received by Her and in so far as the Lord will give me light and strength.

#297. … and says, “And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, one to each; and every several gate was one several pearl.” The great number of gates of this mystical City signify that through most holy Mary and through her ineffable dignity and merits the entrance to life everlasting was to be just as easy as it is free. In her the Most High opens all ways of communication with the Divinity, and that as mortals, if they wished to make use of her merits and powerful intercession, should enter into participation of the Divinity. The priceless value, magnificence, beauty and fairness of these twelve gates, constructed in pearls, imply the greatness of the dignity and grace of this Empress of heaven, and the sweetness of her delightful name, which draws mortals toward God. …diligent Mistress exerted herself to make the merits and dignity of her works so priceless and excellent that they are the astonishment of the blessed heaven. Thus the gates of that city were indeed precious pearls in the sight of the Lord and of men. (Mt13:46) Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, and sold all that he had, and bought it.

#298. Accordingly….And the square of the city of pure gold, as it were transparent glass.” the piazza or square of the City of God, most holy Mary, is its interior of her soul. This square in the most holy Mary was purest and transparent gold, because composed of the wisdom and love of God himself. Never was it affected by dullness, ignorance or inattention: For this square were heard the words “Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum”. For in Mary are the graces and virtues, which make her terrible to hell and which afford us courage to overcome the devilish host. {Magnificat: “Let it be done unto me according to thy word”}

#299. ….”And I saw No temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the lamb.” the temples of the cities serve as places of prayer and worship to be rendered to God; and it would be a great defect if in the City of God there were no temple befitting its greatness and excellence. Hence in this City of holy Mary is so sacred a temple that the Omnipotent God himself and the Lamb itself, that is: the humanity and the Divinity of His Onlybegotten Son are reverenced and adored in spirit, and more worthily than in all the temples of the world; for He dwelt in Her as in his proper habitation. He was also Himself the temple of Mary, since She was encompassed surrounded and enclosed by the divinity and the humanity, both of which served Her as a habitation and a tabernacle. With burning charity, she cried and begged for the salvation of mortals. When in spirit She saw the great necessity of their salvation.

VIRGIN EXTREME HUMILITY

#300. Evangelist: “And the City hath no need of the sun and the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God hath enlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof”. …in this same school of the Lord She learned to be the most humble and obedient among the humble and obedient. Being a disciple of Him, who corrects the wise, she drew the divine philosophy of humility from Him, her great Master. And she rose to such wisdom, that the Evangelist could say:

#301. “And the nations shall walk in the light of it:” for if Christ our Lord call the doctors and the saints burning lights, placed upon the candlestick to enlighten the Church: lights such as were scattered through the ages in the Patriarchs and Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, and Doctors, filling the Catholic Church with such suns and moons: what shall we say of the most holy Mary, whose light and splendor incomparably exceeds all the doctors and teachers of the Church, yea that of the angels of heaven? Therefore, because those who have attained to the knowledge of God, walked in the light of this holy City, St. John says, “that the nations have walked in the light of it.” …Most truly:

#302. And the Kings of the earth shall bring their glory and their honor into it,” Very blessed are those kings and princes, who with happy zeal use their power and influence to fulfill this prophesy. … employing their life, their honor, their riches, and their high position in the defenses of that City of God, extending her glory in the world and magnifying her in the name of the Catholic Church in opposition to the crack brained madness of heretics and infidels. She loves those that love her (Eccl14:31) and those that magnify Her, attain eternal life, since those, that work with Her do not sin.

#303. …From this reformation and amendment against infidels and the extirpation of the false sects, that opposes the holy church . For the most holy Mary is the sword, which is to destroy and cut them down all over the world.

Mary CUTS DOWN INCA CHILD SACRIFICES

#304. Even now the world suffers the losses consequent upon this forgetfulness……all this because they do not follow this guiding Star, which shows them the way; ……and because they forget that this Queen treads in the paths of justice in order to teach it, exalts and enriches those that love it. (Prov8:20)

#305. O thou prince and head of the holy Catholic Church……through the great love and special providence of the Most High, I direct this humble and earnest appeal! Cast thy crown, thy monarchy at the feet of this Queen and Mistress of heaven and earth; listen to Her, who hold in her hands the keys of the good will and treasures of the Most High…offer to her the conversion of the heathen, the victory over heresies and paganism, the peace of the Church, new light and help to improve the lives of men and a great glorious reign for thee in this life and the next.

#307. … Let no one despise this suggestion as coming from a woman, or as a notion founded in a prejudiced love of a state and profession consecrated to the name and honor of Mary immaculate;….I obey the command of the Lord, who gives speech to the mute, and makes eloquent the tongues of infants.

#308. “And the gates thereof shall not be shut by day:” for there shall be no night there.” Just as in those places, where gates area always open, all those that wish, can issue forth or enter at all times, so no prohibition hinders mortals from entering freely to the Divinity through the gates of the mercy of the most pure Mary…. All were free to enter ever since its foundation; for that very purpose the Most High has opened so many portals in this foundation, leaving unlocked, free and open to the light, so that from the first moment of Mary’s purest Conception mercies and benefits began to descend upon the whole human race. … therefore

#309. “there shall not enter into it anything defiled, or that work abominations or make a lie but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb,” etc. Evangelist assures us that there is no blemish on Her, because She received an immaculate body and soul….. but let not on this account the sinful and guilty sons of Adam hesitate to approach the gates of this holy City of god; for if they approach with contrition and humility to seek the cleansing of the great Queen, and in no others. She is clean, pure, abounding in grace and above all She is the Mother of Mercy; She is sweet loving and powerful.

Key of Opening of intelligence – Icon

INSTRUCTION WHICH THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN GAVE ME CONCERNING THESE CHAPTERS ……….. “WISDOM BE ATTENTIVE”

#310. My daughter,

these chapters contain excellent direction and light, through thou has left in them many things unsaid. Seek therefore to draw profit from all that thou hast understood and written, bewaring lest thou receive the light and grace in vain. This in brief I wish thee to remember; be not dismayed, that were conceived in sin, and, as an earthly creature, feel within thyself the earthly inclinations; but strive against thy passions to a finish, In doing this thou will at the same time battle against thy enemies. With the help of the Almighty’s grace thou canst rise above yourself and make thy self a daughter of heaven, whence all grace comes. In Order that thou may attain thereto, let thy habitation continue to be in the higher regions, keeping thy mind fixed in the knowledge of the immutable Being and perfections of God and never allowing thy attention to be drawn away to another even otherwise necessary object. With this continual presence and memory of God’s greatness thou will dispose thyself for the influx of the Holy Spirit and his gifts in closest friendship and communication with the Lord. In order to evade all hindrance to this his holy Will, which I have already many times pointed out and made manifest to thee, seek to mortify the inferior part of thy being, the seat of the evil inclinations and passions. Die to all that is earthly, sacrifice, I the consciousness of God’s presence, all thy own will outside of the narrow limits of obedience. Do not leave the secret refuge of interior recollection, where the Lamb enlightens thee. Adorn thyself for entrance into the bridal chamber of thy Spouse, and permit the hand of the Almighty to array thee in such a manner as He wishes, always seeking to concur with Him and place no obstacle in his way.

Purify thy soul by many acts of sorrow for having offended Him, magnify and praise Him with a most ardent love. Seek him, and rest not until thou hast found Him, whom thy soul desires, hold him and do not let Him go. (Cant3:4)

I wish to proceed on the pilgrimage like one, who has already arrived at the journey’s end, keeping thy gaze continually on the source of all glory. Let the rule of thy life be to walk in the light of faith and in the brightness, with which the Omnipotent shall fill and illumine thy soul, and to continue to love, adore and reverence Him, without any cessation or diminution. This being the will of the Almighty in thy regard: consider what shall be thy gain, but remember also, what may be thy loss. See thou do no run this risk subject thyself with thy whole will and being to the guidance of thy Spouse, of myself and holy obedience, which must always be thy standard. Thus the mother of the Lord instructed me, and I answered her, filled with great confusion:

#311. …. Mistress and Queen! Do thou take charge of it to the end; for thy desires are holy and powerful on account of the promises of the most holy Trinity, which are pledges for the fulfillment of all thy petitions and desires without fail. I myself have nothing to oblige Thee,

as I am unworthy, but as a substitute I offer Thee, my Lady, thy own sanctity and clemency.”

NEXT CHAPTER XX – CONTAINS nine months of the pregnancy OF THE MOST HOLY MARY

End chapter XVII- the Mysteries in the Mystical City of God. I share what meets the criteria for this synthesis. Hoping to focus on instructions or communications as revealed from “The Most High/Jesus, or Mary” concerning the Mysteries the Lord wants revealed during the 16th century into the future. Just as Mary of Jesus comments in her intro, I too remind you of St. John’s words concerning scripture in his Gospel (Jn21:25) But there are also many other things which Jesus did; I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Jesus also reminded Mary-Jesus, of this, I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. ….“CityofGod.blog” How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words; As you reading, may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, . (Eph3:2-3) ….“CityofGod.blog”

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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