So in this battle for souls that we elaborated on to set up the scene, the dragon has a partner in his persecution of the Woman. It is a partner who acts without knowing the role it plays. It primarily acts out of pride, the sin of the devil and the cause for his fall; for he would not, in his pride, honor the Mother and Child.
As such, he "that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent who is called the devil and satan, who seduceth the whole world."
Well, that's pretty clear. So why is it important to make clear that if the dragon is satan, the Woman is Mary? Because it all relates back to Genesis 3:15 in the only way the Scripture should be written and interpreted: "She shall crush thy head." This has been why we constantly see images of Mary with the serpent under Her feet. It is given to Her as Ave, the opposite of Eva, to destroy the evil one who brought sin and death into the world.
And so, Eva, who as the Mother of All the Living was tempted and fell from grace, gives way, through the Power and Grace of God, to the sinless Mother of Christ; She who spiritually gives birth to the sons of God redeemed by Her Son's Precious Blood as He commanded in His Last Will and Testament: "Woman, behold Thy son."
Simple, yet complicated if one does not have the faith of a child.
And what does a child need most but a Mother?
Unfortunately, most people don't want that Mother; the very Mother given to them by God at the Foot of His Cross. They want everything and anything else, because to follow Mary is to be the opposite of what most people follow, which is pride. Mary equals humbleness as in the Handmaid of the Lord; the devil equals pride which is found prominently in his hidden partner of prideful mankind. That partner, again unfortunately, is science.
Now before anyone claims we are anti-science or anti-whatever, we can pridefully say we made major contributions during our time in the aerospace industry; including the most sophisticated cargo jet every built, the C-17, and that space station zipping around our planet, just to name two projects out of many (we could mention some other top-secret ones, but then we would have to disconnect you from the internet).
So it is not science we are against, but the pride innate within it and the signs, symbols and words that just seem to be coincidentally used; yet, in reality, are inspired by one "who seduceth the whole world," whether those who use them know it or not.
Case in point: no one can mistake the name of the new spaceship shown in the photo above being built by that "humble" human being, Richard Branson (you know the Unitarian "minister" who marries people aboard his Virgin Airways aircraft), and his team.
And they just happened to name the "Virgin Mother" ship Eve! Yes, we know it is supposed to be after Branson's mom, but in the seducing scheme of things, we believe it goes deeper. After all, the logo for the aircraft does not seem very "virginal"; does it to you?
[use zoom to view sexist logo and the "all-seeing eye" of the "virgin"]
So what kind of "signs" are being made by mankind and what is being seen in Heaven? Is it of the Virgin or a false image; "another sign in Heaven," for the evil one cannot create yet only mimic and pervert that which is of God's.
And what kind of "mother" has mankind brought with him since the beginning of the space program? Well, the media may not pay attention to it, but the flag-waving and commemorative-coin minting isn't just reserved for our government.
It is also done by our shadow government, you know those guys who claim they're just a nice "fraternal" organization. Having read, observed and even entered many of their lodges, we find this "fraternal" group has one universal attribute: pride. Especially for their accomplishments in space. Voila:
No, not the kind fought with laser beams and ray guns. But the real one: fought, as in all true spiritual battles, with signs, symbols and words. Believers know the pay-attention words in the book:
"And a great sign appeared in Heaven, a Woman Clothed With the Sun ... " Apocalypse 12:1.
But how quickly we forget the following verses:
"And there was another sign in Heaven: behold a great red dragon ... ."
Now we, on Earth, are the only species that has been given the ability to contemplate these things. And when we contemplate them, we look up into the night sky and behold, we see the Heavens. But it is not just what God created in the Heavens that we now see in the 3rd Millennium.
We see other signs. Signs that distract us from the Truth of the battle that is so eloquently laid bare before us in the Book of the Apocalypse.
As the Latin Vulgate (and please do not use any other so-called "translation" as this is the only one that can claim a Saint as its editor) so rightfully points out in the beginning of Chapter 12, these signs are a "vision of the Woman Clothed With the Sun and of the great dragon Her persecutor."
Of course, everyone who does not want to accept the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Great Spiritual Battle wants the Woman Clothed With the Sun to be anything or anybody but Her!
Yet, on the opposite side, everyone who claims to believe instantly recognizes that the interpretation of who the dragon is leaves one no other choice but to come to the conclusion that entity is none other than satan, the fallen angel.
Isn't that interesting?
Even our own Church has proclaimed itself to symbolically be the Woman; yet can our Church make the claim for itself that is made of the Woman in verse 5 where it is clearly stated that "She brought forth a Man-Child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and Her Son was taken up to God, and to His Throne."
"Brought forth. Her Son."
Excuse us, but when did the Church give birth to the Child who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron? When did the Church's physical Son ascend to His heavenly Throne?
Let's get real here.
There is only one candidate and one candidate only who fits the description of bringing forth this Son.
It is Mary and any other interpretation leads us into a scenario where protest-ants and others who hate the Queen of Heaven have a field day in making false claims as to who the Woman Clothed With the Sun really is (i.e., the Woman is the nation of Israel).
That puts the focus on the reality of the spiritual battle in jeopardy because the Bible clearly states that the dragon is persecuting who?
The evil one is persecuting Her, the Blessed Virgin, the only Woman who gave birth to the Child; and we see it all around us as people mock Her, dishonor Her and demean Her role in this life-or-death battle for souls.
Don't take our word for it or our interpretation.
Do what we have done and read what the Saints have said.
As a subpage to this article, we quote a few to ensure that we do not speak for ourselves but are following, not science as the world does, but as all Catholics should do, the Science of the Saints!
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