May 15, 2022
The Book of Revelation alerts us to the strategies and attacks of the evil one today. But above all it gives us hope that God is leading history to His ultimate, eternal victory.
- John Mary uses Fr. Gobbi’s book, Marian Movement of Priest, to reflect on the symbolic language in Revelations that have various levels of meaning and interpretation.
- The Black Beast, like a leopard, acts in the shadows. It keeps out of sight and hides himself in such a way as to enter in everywhere.
- The greatest blasphemy is that of denying the worship due to God alone by giving it to creatures and Satan himself. Example, the black masses and satanic cults that prevent souls from being saved.
- The second beast which looks like a lamb, makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast through persecutions and being marked on the right hand or on the forehead.
- If the task of the beast like a leopard is to lead souls to perdition and bring them to the worship of false divinities, then the task of the beast like a lamb is that of destroying Christ and His Church.
- The Book of Revelation is very realistic about the battle. Your enemy is like a roaring lion prowling around ready to devour. We are called to be alert, not fearful, but with confident hope.
Father focuses today on the two beasts of the book of Revelation. The task of the first beast like a leopard is to lead souls to perdition, bring them to the worship of false divinities. The task of the second beast like a lamb, on the other hand, is to attack faith in Christ, building a new idol, namely a false-christ, and false-church.
Later in the book of Revelation John says, “I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies, gathered to make war against him, who sits upon the horse, and against his army, and the Beast was captured, and with it, the false prophets.” So that’s the false prophet is also referring to the second beast with the horns like a lamb, “the beast was captured, and with it, the false prophet, these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire, which burns with brimstone. And the rest, were slain by the sword of him who sits upon the horse, the sword which issues from his mouth.” So, the book of Revelation is very realistic about the battle. But above all, shows us the victory of the Lord, and gives us hope, in that victory.