Monday, April 5, 2010

FROM MARK MALLETT: The Seven Year Trial: Parts VIII, IX, X & Epilogue:


The Seven Year Trial – Epilogue


Christ the Word of Life, by Michael D. O'Brien

 

I will choose the time; I will judge fairly. The earth and all its inhabitants will quake, but I have firmly set its pillars. (Psalm 75:3-4)


WE have followed the Passion of the Church, walking in the footsteps of our Lord from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem to His crucifixion, death, and Resurrection. It is seven days from Passion Sunday to Easter Sunday. So too, the Church will experience Daniel's "week," a seven year confrontation with the powers of darkness, and ultimately, a great triumph.

Whatever has been prophesied in Scripture is coming to pass, and as the end of the world approaches, it tests both men and the times. —St. Cyprian of Carthage

Below are some final thoughts regarding this series.

   

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The Seven Year Trial – Part X


Jesus Taken Down From The Cross, by Michael D. O'Brien

 

Go into the ark, you and all your household… Seven days from now I will bring rain down on the earth for forty days and forty nights. (Gen 7:1, 4)

 

THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE

With the Seventh Bowl poured out, the judgment of God upon the Beast's kingdom is reaching its climax.

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The Seven Year Trial – Part IX


Crucifixion, by Michael D. O'Brien

 

The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 677

 

AS we continue to follow the Passion of the Body in relation to the Book of Revelation, it is good to recall the words we read at that book's beginning:

Blessed is the one who reads aloud and blessed are those who listen to this prophetic message and heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near. (Rev 1:3)

We read, then, not in a spirit of fear or terror, but in a spirit of hope and anticipation of the blessing which comes to those who "heed" Revelation's central message: faith in Jesus Christ saves us from everlasting death and grants us a share in the inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven.

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The Seven Year Trial – Part VIII


"Jesus is condemned to death by Pilate", by Michael D. O'Brien
  

 

Indeed, the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants, the prophets. (Amos 3:7)

 

PROPHETIC WARNING

The Lord sends the Two Witnesses into the world to call them to repentance. Through this act of mercy, we see again that God is love, slow to anger, and rich in mercy.

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PUBLISHED IN: DAILY JOURNALSEVEN YEAR TRIAL | ON APRIL 2ND, 2010 | NO COMMENTS »