Chapter1: The first heavenly
Chapter 2: The first four churches of Christ.
Chapter 3: The churches in the most peril.
Chapter 4: The Lord God Almighty.
Chapter 5: The Lamb of God.
Chapter 6: Through the Lamb, all things are given.
Chapter 7: The chosen ones, the new Isrealites.
Chapter 8: Natural destruction.
Chapter 9: Two great divine chastisements.
Chapter 10: " Now it is finished ."
Chapter 11: The Death of Faith and Charity
Chapter 12: The Labor of the Sun.
Chapter 13: The Temporal Beast and Spiritual Beast.
Chapter 14: The Hour of His Judgment is coming.
Chapter 15: Just and true are Thy ways.
Chapter 16: The Seven Vials of Divine Wrath.
Chapter 17: The Great Harlot Babylon.
Chapter 18: Babylon the great is fallen.
Chapter 19: Lord Jesus is the Victorious King.
Chapter 20: The Final Chapter of Human History.
Chapter 21: New Heaven, New Earth, New Holy City Jerusalem
Chapter 22: Eternal Life in Heaven.
There were seven early Christian churches in Asia Minor but the term “seven churches” implies the Church or the Mystical Body of Christ on earth. “Seven” in Scriptural language of prophecies implies completeness or the whole.
The Lord appeared to St. John with all His Glory
therefore was described as such by human eyes. That description was consistent
with the fact that Moses’ face was shining after conversing with God and
with the fact that Jesus’ disciples could not recognize Him right away
after His Resurrection because of His physical brightness to naked eyes.
The Lord always appears dressing in a long robe, a priestly attire of the High Priest. And here we are reminded that we were redeemed by His Blood to become also a priest for God. That is our sublime obligation to teach the Gospel of Christ by our words and deeds.
As the Eternal High Priest of God, Jesus holds
the keys to eternal life and death, or to heaven and hell. He is our Eternal
Judge and His Justice was symbolically seen here by the seer as the two-edged
For the second church, the church of the Jews who are rich, not because of their collection of worldly riches, but because of their traditions in being the first chosen ones, the Lord warns them about the tribulations they will have to suffer. And He encourages them to persevere even until death. Doing so, they will have eternal life.
The third church is consisted of all traditional
Catholic countries who has gone astray such as France and Italy. They have
abandoned the Church Teaching and have worshipped idols and false gods
of materialism, idolatry, sexual revolution, atheism, and so on. To them
, the Lord warns that the Divine Justice shall fall upon them so suddenly
unless they do penance and return to abide by the Church Teaching and Tradition,
especially to receive and adore the most Sacred Sacrament, the Holy Eucharist
or Hidden Manna. Remember that the Lord is the judge with the two-edged
sword for this church.
To the fourth church, the church of America, the Lord knows their fervent Faith and their generosity, but He also remembers their export of sexual revolution and fornication to other countries. He warns them to stop the practice and return to their former state of chastity and fervor, repent and do penance lest their children shall be punished by death. But the Lord promises to judge each of them by their deeds and their hearts. For those who are given less, who do not know the Church Teaching such as protestants, He will be more forgiving. However, for the catholics who are given most, they will be judged most severely.
First, the church of Sardis, the church of all non-christians and atheists who do not have faith, whose consciences are just like a dimming light, only little spark of light and love remaining in their hearts. Every one at the beginning was created in the likeness of God, but because of evil influence, the charity grows cold and man becomes beast or walking dead as his conscience, a connection with goodness, is about to die forever. These people have to be watchful as they do not know when their physical lives will be terminated, for after death, there is no more salvation and hope.
The second church is the Jews, God's chosen ones.
But today many Jews deny God's laws in worshipping idols, the worldly riches.
They advocate strongly for abortion and homosexuality among other radical
The Lord has great compassion for the Israelites. He encourages the orthodoxical Jews who still obey His decrees to be patient as "the hour of temptation" shall soon fall upon them and He promises to help them.
The last church is the church of the lukewarm
christians who causes the Lord's Heart most agonized. They are the
ones who are most physically comfortable, blessed with many riches and
modern conveniences, but very poor spiritually. They are also the ones
most sought after by Satan as they are spiritually weakened, easily being
attacked. The Lord is still patient, still makes Himself available for
them but like a person standing by the door of their heart, He only enters
in only if being invited. He gives them a stern warning that they will
be put through trials like gold harnessed through fire. They will be chastised
and rebuked as that is the only way to bring them back to God. They can
only beg God for His Mercy on their knees. But remember that The Lord chastises
the one He loves.
" Come up here, and I will show you the things which must be done hereafter."
The Lord God is Almighty because He has created all things, and for Him alone all things have been created, and all human events have occurred according to His Will. He plans all things. He allows all things. He controls all things, the past, the present, and the future, the eternity, from the minute details of one's life to the creation of the whole universe.
The holy seer, St. John, was assisted in describing the Heavenly essence the best possible according to his human limitation. The one sitting on the throne is God the Father, the twenty four elders or ancients represent holy patriarchs of the Old Testament and Jesus' apostles of the New Testament. You can see that God the Father even chose the followers for His Son when He was walking on this earth. Seven lamps burning before the throne of God represents God the Holy Spirit. Thus this chapter mentions two Persons in God the Holy Trinity or one God in three Persons, God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. And the next chapter is reserved for God the Son, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. The four creatures full of wisdom represent the Holy Gospels of St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. John which contain all the wisdom that men need.
" Thou art worthy, O Lord, to take the book, and
to open the seals thereof; because thou was slain, and has redeemed us
to God, in thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
And has made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we shall reign on
the earth. "
This chapter is reserved for the Second Person in God the Holy Trinity, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the world. Through His Crucifixion and Death, all have been redeemed and all who believe in Him and live according to His Will shall have their names written in the Book of Life, shall receive life eternal, and shall be with God forever in Heaven.
Through Him the Holy Spirit is sent and is still forever active in moving man's spirit and conscience. And by Him, all the seals around the Book of Life will be loosen as you will see later signifying God's Plan since all eternity including Divine Justice.
The Lamb of God is given to the authority to render all things to mankind according to their merit, reward or punishment, life or death based on their conduct. But one thing is predestined, the triumph of the force of righteousness over evil.
Man can choose war or peace, bountiful harvest
or starvation, life eternal or death, heavenly bliss or hellish torment.
"And I saw, when he had opened the sixth
seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black
as sackcloth of hair: and the whole moon became as blood: And the stars
from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree cast its green figs when
it was shaken by a great wind: And the heaven departed as a book
folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their
places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and
the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves
in the dens and in the rocks of mountains."
The first angel announces the scorching great part of the earth by fires, due to drought, lightning, arson, high wind and temperature. Regardless of the causes, great part of the human habitat shall be burnt.
The second angel announces the collision between the earth and a giant asteroid which shall fall into a great ocean damaging many coastal areas.
The third angel announces the contamination of
drinking water and environment due to industrial pollution and weapons
of mass destruction including nuclear, chemical, and biological.
The fourth angel announces the loss of sunlight or shortening of growing season and severe winter due to global cooling and the changing and unusual weather.
The natural devastations are terrible but the
much worse chastisements are yet to come. They shall be described in the
The Fifth Angel announces the emptying of hell. All evil spirits from the smoking pit directed by Satan himself are allowed to come up to earth and to tempt the human hearts with all sorts of vices, most effectively with the sins of flesh. These evil spirits exist in our homes, lay dormant in our hearts, arouse human passions in bed, at work, on the street, with TV and movie, with pornography and homosexuality, with birth control and abortion. These pervert behaviors through the twentieth century has transform men to human beasts.
The Sixth Angel announces the great world war
which will be initiated by the Eastern countries, most notably the Muslims.
They will be used as the instrument of the Divine chastisement to punish
the sinful Western nations which is considered prostitutes, symbolically
called the great Babylon or the Harlot. This war will desolate many nations
and kill at least one third of Europe population. This war will be won
or lost with many tank battles.
At that moment, all the mysteries of God hidden
in Scriptural prophecies covering from the beginning of time to the End
of the world shall be completely revealed to men through His prophets.
Everyone shall have a full knowledge of God and His Design and His Plan
for men. The Scripture as the whole shall become an open Book at a destined
time. Theologically, there will be nothing new to learn.
The Lord allows the outer Court be trampled by the Gentiles but preserves the Temple of God. He allows the Church falling into decay by their own will but preserves the Papacy free from errors.
The two witnesses or prophets described in this chapter symbolize the papacy of Rome who is preserved in this perverted time to continue propagating Faith and divine Charity, the two corner stones building the kingdom of God on earth and in Heaven. These two virtues are dying at the present especially among christians as the whole world has now been governed by the evil One. The papacy personified by Pope John Paul II continues to shine as the conscience of the world and the world reveres but also hates him just as darkness hates the light. His righteousness, his authority, and his commanding of the Divine Truth makes them uncomfortable; however, they cannot help but recognize the Holiness in the Pope.
The papacy will be silenced, Rome the Temple of God will be overrun by the beast, but Faith and Charity will be resurrected after a certain allotted time of " three and half days". Men will learn to believe in Jesus Christ and will learn to love one another as brethren. All kingdoms on earth will belong to the kingdom of God. All men shall call themselves christians.
The new-born son will be delivered by the Woman
clothed with the Sun.
” And the temple of God was opened in heaven:
and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple, and there were lightnings,
and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail.
And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered. “
( Rev. 11:19, Rev.12:1-2)
This is the description of the Lady of Guadalupe. Blessed Mother appeared in Mexico five hundred years ago as an Indian princess who was clothed with the sun and stood above the moon, and she was dressed as an expectant mother according to the tribal tradition. She brought about the conversion of the Latin American continent. Now she is embarking on the rebirth of the same continent which is dear to her heart. It was her who was enthroned by the Catholic Church to be the patroness of America. She was instrumental in two presidential victories of President Bush and Mexican President Fox who by destiny are two good friends. The first official act that Mr. Fox did was to pray in the Cathedral of our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. And President Bush did not win the election on November 3rd but on December 12th , the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
As we see from Rev.11:19, Blessed Mother is the new Ark of Covenant who forms a bond between God to man, who delivers all God’s Grace for mankind at this junction in the human history, the apocalyptic times.
We are now live in this apocalyptic period in which the fierce spiritual battle between the good led by the Woman, the Labor of the Sun, and the bad led by Satan, the Dragon. The Woman who is in labor to deliver a child who will reign the Church on earth with an iron rod and the Dragon trying to stop this from happening. The meaning of this vision is that Our Lady through her intercession to God’s throne will deliver a period of golden peace in which the Catholic Church will become an universal and only Church on earth. Catholicism will return to its orthodoxical or traditional root which reveres the Body and Blood of Christ, which honors the Queen of Heaven, which emphasizes on the sacred Sacraments and the Gospel living, the sacred Vocation and Tradition, which honors the saints, and so on. The Church shall be glorious and all faithful shall be completely obedient to the Mother Church and her Vicar. This Church comes about by Our Lady's labor, her sorrow, and her intercession, like a mother giving birth to her child. The Immaculate Heart eventually shall triumph over the Dragon as he cannot stop the glorious Church or period of peace from happening. By the help of all her children who pray Rosary and live a life of the fraternal charity, she will triumph over the evil one, just as the earth will opens its mouth to swallow the satanic torrent which flows against her.
She will be with all her children as the guardian
of the future Church, the fruit of her labor, until a destined time after
which she will withdraw from mankind. At that time man will live without
faith and love once more. The eagle wings symbolize the Gospel of Saint
John, the Gospel of Faith and love. This is right before the End
of the world, Satan will be incarnated taking a human form to reign the
earth for an allotted time "3.5 years" and then the Second Coming of the
Lord will take place.
All the chastisements inflicted upon mankind are governed by the two beasts: temporal and spiritual. Both of them are Satan's principal archangels.
The temporal beast seduces and directs evil dictators and political leaders who persecute christians or innocent peoples, who issue unjust laws, who advocate social injustice and promote evil and liberal agenda such as homosexual, atheism, and abortion. This beast attacks charity.
The second beast having two horns like a lamb is more powerful and deceitful as it attacks religions and Faith. It encourage clerical rebellion or corruption. It entices passions. It encourages rationalism and humanism.
The actions responsible by the first beast are often fairly obvious as being inhumane and barbaric. But the dynamics under the second beast's domain is often very deceitful and therefore more deadly to soul.
The temporal beast will be incarnated into man
or men as his identity is the identity of a man who is extremely wicked
as number 6 stands for evil and number 666 for an extreme evil.
The wrathful Day of the Lord meaning the Divine Chastisements will begin in the gravest manner when the following conditions being fulfilled:
First, the predestined number of martyrs and saints in Heaven is met.
Second, the eternal Gospel is preached to all nations.
Third, the whole world has become a whore or the great Babylon worshipping flesh instead of God.
Fourth, men have become human beasts which only
want to satisfy their passions and animal instincts, which no longer know
how to love. Consequently, martyrdom for Christ shall become widespread.
The Hour of the Lord is coming as we see all these
conditions being fulfilled. He shall receive the saints who suffer and
die for their Faith. And Satan shall also torment and capture those poor
souls who trade their eternal salvation for the worldly pleasures and sins
while worshiping the beast.
This chapter signifies the solemnity of the last
The second vial reveal the sea shall become the burial place for many, probably because of wars and natural disasters.
The third vial indicates the worldwide contamination of drinking water.
The fourth vial foresee the extreme burning or global warming from the sun.
The fifth vial indicates the ruthless governments from atheistic countries who will inflict great sufferings on their own people.
The sixth vial indicated the coming of a great war originated by the Muslims and other Eastern countries and the decisive battle, Armagedon will also take place in Middle Eastern region, a great battle with many lives being lost. Be holy and repentant in God's sight.
The seventh vial display the final act, the widespread
manifestation of the Lord's indignation by destruction of all modern cities,
landscapes with earthquakes, storms, hails, other natural upheavals.
The great Babylon is the mother of the fornication, and the abominations of the earth.
This chapter discuss the degradation of mankind due to sins of the flesh. Men have become slaves to their own sexual desires and passion. They sell their bodies cheap through fornication or unmarried sex, sodomy or homosexual sex, adultery, abortion, pornography, cloning, and so on. They have become animals. They have become prostitutes. They blaspheme God. They disregard moral and goodness. They exploit women and children. And eventually they bring destruction upon their bodies through diseases, their souls through eternal damnation which they are willing to enter, their unborn children which they murder due to selfishness. These little children are truly martyrs for Jesus Christ.
At the end, Babylon or the Western sinful countries
especially Europe shall be completely destroyed as the " ten horns of the
beast " hate the harlot. The Eastern forces shall completely demolish Europe
so that no trace of this harlotry shall remain on the surface of the earth.
The whole world shall mourn upon the destruction of the Western world, notably Europe and United States from which all worldly riches and global trade are derived and accumulated. But the rest of the world also recognize the Hand of God in its destruction which shall be complete and swift.
All the works of craftiness of haughty men such as factories, tall buildings, or man-made wonders and landscapes shall be destroyed. All evil and pervert music and culture shall become things of the past.
Men shall long for the modern civilization that
they once enjoyed and once led them to perdition.
He shall be worshipped by all nations as the King
of kings, the Lord of lords. And His holy Name shall be adored forever.
This chapter touches many great events or periods of human history.
First, after the Divine chastisement or purification is completed, peace shall return to the world. Satan shall be bound for the remaining time, i.e., throughout the final millennium.
Second, the Lord will resurrect a great number of saints who were martyred for the love of Christ and for their Faith to reign with Him in Heaven. This will be the First Resurrection. The rest of the dead including the evil ones shall be resurrected at the End of the world.
Third, Satan shall be allowed to tempt mankind once again right before the End of the world. At that time, he shall entice all kings and all peoples to persecute God-loving christians, and shall raise war against them once again.
Fourth, after defeating Satan and his followers, by one glance, the Lord Jesus shall cease the existence of the whole universe including the earth as it no longer serves any purpose.
Finally comes the Final Judgment. Lord Jesus will
open the Book of Life, and the dead who are resurrected will be judged
by those things including their lifetime works which were all recorded
in the Book. Depending how they had lived their lives, they either will
be rewarded with the eternal life with God in Heaven or will be tormented
in hell forever as they had turned themselves into Satan's objects.
After making the old universe nonexistent, God shall create a new universe in which God shall dwell among His chosen people. God shall be the Temple of the New Holy City Jerusalem. God said:
" It is done. I am Alpha and Omega; the
beginning and the end. To him that
thirsts, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely. He that shall overcome shall possess these things, and I will be his God; and he shall be my son.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. "
" Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with
me, to render to every man according to his works.
I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.
Outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and unchaste, and murderers, and servers of idols, and every one that loves and makes a lie. "