Date: 04.12.2016, 3rd Monday at 15.55 hoursLocation: São Paulo, SP, BrazilThe Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation on Patmos Island, in time of great persecution that suffered the Church of Christ, at the time of the Roman Empire. It is a language full of symbolism he used to communicate with the churches of Christ.It is assumed that it was written in the reign of Domitian in the year 95; Other scholars say it may have been in the Emperor Nero time, just before the year 70. (1)
Well, it does not matter much the accuracy of dates. The most important thing is to reflect the angelic action in that book. Let us see what tells Chapter 5 of that book: "I saw also on the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and without, sealed with seven seals."Then I saw a VIGOROUS ANGEL, who cried aloud:"
Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals? ". But no one, not in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or to examine it. I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open the book and examine it. Then one of the elders told me, "Do not cry! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the descendant of David that prevailed to open the book and its seven seals. "
"I saw in the midst of the throne, the four living creatures and among the elders a foot Lamb, as if immolated. He had seven horns and seven eyes (which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
".Veio And received the hand book right that sat on the throne. When he received the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp and golden bowls full of perfume (which are the prayers of the saints). They sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain and redeemed for God at the price of thy blood, men of every tribe and tongue and people and race; and did them to our God a kingdom of priests, who rule on earth. " (Italics mine)
"In my view also heard around the throne and the animals and the elders the voice of many Angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, crying aloud:" WORTHY IS THE LAMB OF RECEIVING immolated The POWER, wEALTH, WISDOM, STRENGTH, GLORY, HONOR AND PRAISE. ". And all creatures in heaven and on earth and under the earth and the sea and all they contain, I heard them cry, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, praise, honor, glory and power for ever and centuries. ". And the four living creatures said, "Amen." The elders prostrated themselves and worshiped. " ( 1 )
Throughout the Bible we believe are mentioned more than 600 times the word Angel !. Angels, according to Catholic Christian doctrine, are messengers of God. They sound in charge of EXECUTE the orders of God, through the Holy Spirit.
There are seven angels who are standing before the throne of God, but the Bible explicitly mentions ONLY 3 Archangels: MICHAEL, RAPHAEL AND SAINT GABRIEL. Miguel the head of the heavenly host, announcer Gabriel to Mary that she would be pregnant by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1) and St. Raphael, Tobias guide in the desert, as the book of the same name.
They are among us and are billions in human forms. Who prays to the angels every day, especially the Rosary of St. Michael and the Crown of the Holy Spirit, created by Pope Leo XIII (13), acquires "intimacy" with them and, on a daily basis, clearly perceives it to care of them when we meet in times of trouble.
The angels inspire us good solutions; They always guided by good roads; and mainly has a mission to save us. (Every human being at birth, God sets a GUARDIAN ANGEL, to protect). Pray every day for your Guardian Angel, like this: "LORD HOLY ANGEL, MY ZEALOUS KEEPER, IF IT ME TRUSTED COMPASSION DIVINE, ALWAYS ME GOVERNING, ME GUARD, ME AND GOVERN ME LIGHT, AMEN."
In the above text, we can deduce that the Sacrificial Lamb is Jesus himself, the only DECENT, to "open the book and to loose the seals" as well as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.In chapter 12, verses 7-9, we read: "There was a war in heaven, Michael and his angels had to fight the Dragon. The dragon and his angels fought battle, but did not prevail. And there was no place in heaven for them. It was then precipitated the great dragon, the original serpent, called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and with him his angels. " ( two )
Lucifer, after this battle, came to the planet earth, millions and millions of fallen angels that continue to this day, trying to humans, setting snares, primarily through money, power, pleasure and sex. Satan knows well the weaknesses of human beings and it is precisely in them, he attacks and usually gets success because most people in the modern world are fascinated only by material goods. (Eg. Luxury cars, internet, smartphones, women etc.).
It is imperative that Christians persevere in prayer and Holy Eucharist in order to be strong and protected from evil action. John tells us in one of his letters: "The world is evil."The Holy Angels protect and guide them always in good ways!blessings of health, peace and joy in your hearts!
(1) Bible Ave Maria, Study Guide, page 2070(2) Ibid pg. 2,076
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