January 19, 2020

#6 WISDOM APOC12:1-17 (3-3) MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD – Maria Agreda

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 its marvels and hidden mysteries. I desire to make known to mortals how much intercession of Her is worth….(#009).

Book I – CONCEPTION    CityNotes #6

Chapter X Explanation of Apoc. Ch 12 concluded.

#120. (Apoc12: 12) “ Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.” Woe to the earth where so many sins and such wickedness shall be perpetrated, woe to the sea, which refused to pour forth its floods and annihilate the transgressors at the sight of so great offenses against the Creator, and to avenge insults against the Maker and Lord! But more Woe is profound and raging sea of those that follow the demons after he descended in their midst (1 Pet 5:8)Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, go about seeking whom he may devour,”   The dragon cast all his rage against the Blessed Woman, who was to crush his head. The Evangelist says:

#121. (Apoc12:13) “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto earth, he persecuted the Woman, who brought for the Man-child.”The serpent seeing the most unhappy place and state to which he had fallen, and that he was hurled from empyrean heaven, he broke out in so much greater rage and envy, like a wild beast tearing its own entrails.

#122. During the whole first week of Creation of the world and its contents, Lucifer and the demons were occupied in machinations and projects of wickedness against the Word. On the first day (Sunday) were created the Angels; laws and precepts were given to them, for the guidance of their actions. The bad (disobedient) ones disobeyed and transgressed the mandates of the Lord. They came to conclusion and resolve that the greatest vengeance and injury against God would be to impede the effects of the love, which they knew God bore toward mankind. They would deceive man persuading them or even as far as possible, compelling them to neglect the friendship of God, to be ungrateful and to rebel against Him.

Devils Auction to Hell, Lucifer’s Vengence

#123. this we must strive to do,” said Lucifer, “toward this end we must apply our forces, all our solicitude and knowledge. We will subject the human creature to our influence. I will sow new sects,and errors, set up laws contrary to those of the Most High in all things. I will raise up false prophets and teachers who will spread these doctrines. (Acts20:30) And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them .“ I will afflict the poor, oppress the afflicted, and persecute the timid”. This is my Kingdom, and this is the reward which I will give to those that follow me.

#124. “ I will rage fierce war against the Incarnate Word, for although He is God, He is also man, and therefore of a lower order of nature than mine. The Woman who is to be his mother shall perish at my hands. What is one woman against my power and greatness. The plan, “Pretend to love men, in order to destroy them, help them, in order to ruin them and draw against them into my hellish regions.”

#125. Having closed this meeting, Lucifer sought permission to speak to God, and his Majesty. Similar to, When he asked permission to persecute Job. (Job1:6-12) Now on a certain day when the sons of God came to stand before the Lord, Satan also was present among them…….. Then the Lord said to Satan: Behold, all that he hath is in thy hand: only put not forth thy hand upon his person. And Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord . “Lord, since Thou has laid thy hand so heavily upon me and chastising me with so great cruelty,… be now equitable and just; ….. give me freedom to exert all my powers against them”.

#126. The Lord Answered: “Thou must not, satan, ask permission as due to thee in justice, for the Incarnate Word is God and Lord most high and omnipotent, though he is at the same time true man, and THOU ART HIS CREATURE. Even if other men sin it will not be possible in My Only-begotten made man. He will redeem them, (man) if they fall. She is to be a true creature and a true daughter of man, to be preserved by my decree and on no account or title shall anyone else be allowed to have part in Her.

#127. To this Satan replied: “But wonder that this Woman should be holy, since no one on earth will be allowed to draw Her to the contrary, or persecute Her and incite Her to Sin? This cannot be equity, nor just judgment, nor can this be proper and praiseworthy,” But the Most High, answered him: I will give thee permission to tempt Christ, so that He can be an example and a Teacher in this to all the rest of men. I will also give thee permission to persecute the Woman, but thou must not touch Her regard to the life of her Body. It is my will, that Christ and his Mother be not exempt from temptation. Therefore the Evangelist proceeds to say:

#128. (Apoc12:13) “He persecutes the Woman, who brought forth the Man-Child,” For with the permission of the Lord, he waged war and persecution against Her, whom he thought to be the Mother of God incarnate. [ (No. #692-697, Part II, # 340-71); III #451-528) for full description of the battles.] The Evangelist says, (Apoc12:14) there were given to her two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times. These two wings she was prepared special gifts and favors. The one wing was infused science, which revealed anew to her vast mysteries and sacraments; the other wing was a new sublime humility, explained (Part II #335-339),Part III #448-450) With these 2 wings she took flight to the Lord, her proper habitation, for in him alone she lived and in Him was centered all her attention. She flew like a royal Eagle, without ever directing her flight towards the enemy, being alone in her flight and living in seclusion from all earthly things, solely in communion with her last End, which is the Divinity. {this to is our souls desire to achieve.} “She was nourished for a time and times , she received abundant graces proportioned to the greatness for the conflict. “By time and times” is also understood the felicity, by which her victories were rewarded and crowned.

#129. And half a time from the face of the serpent,” this half a time was that, in which the most holy Virgin was free from the persecution of the dragon and far from his sight during this life; for, having him in her battles, she was, by divine providence and Victress, freed from them. This time was conceded to her as merited after conquering the enemy (see III #526) Concerning the combat the Evangelist says:

#130. (Apoc12:15-16) “and the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, as it were, river, that he might cause her to be carried away; and the earth helped the woman and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” All Lucifer’s malice and blasphemes, lies, and temptations flowed from the dragons mouth ( words) the earth is wounded by its very nature by its inclination to sin (Gen3:17), which continues to assault us and causes opposition. The devil avails himself of these inclinations by false representations and apparent sweetness and delight drawing us toward sensible and earthly things.

#131. (Apoc12:16) “And the earth helped the woman and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” Thus the earth opened it mouth and swallowed up the stream of temptations which the dragon raised up for her in vain; for he found that material indisposed and unfomented for sin, unlike that of Adam. Their terrestrial and disorderly passions are more adapted to produce floods of temptation, than to absorb them, since our passions and our corrupt nature are always in opposition to virtue. On account of the futility of his efforts against this mysterious Woman, Scripture says:

#132. (Apoc12:17) “And the dragon was angry against the Woman: and he went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” The dragon confused and tormented by his search for Mary, chooses to war against those belonging to her generation and race, the faithful marked with the testimony of Christ in Baptism as keepers of his commands and constant witness. Especially attacking the virtue of Chasity and Virginity the seed and the inheritance of the most chaste Virgin and Mother of the Lamb. On account of ALL this the Evangelist says:

#133. (Apoc12:18) “And he stood upon the sand of the sea.”– this is the contemplative vanity of the World, on which the dragon feeds and eats like hay. Many mysteries were made manifest to the Angels in the decrees of the Divine Will regarding the privileges reserved for the Mother of the Incarnate Word. Mary of Jesus saw more mysteries but they made her poor and halting in the words needful for their manifestation.

End chapter VII – X Completes full explanation of [Apoc / Rev ] Chapter 12: of the Mysteries in the Mystical City of God. I share that 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) Yet ever mindful of, 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) ….“city ofGod.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 be 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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