Apoc. Chap. IX V1-2 Heresies and Religious Wars Leading To The Reign of antichrist


Interpreted by Father Sylvester Berry in ‘The Apocalypse of St. John’  1920

The fallen star is a symbol of the Priest, Martin Luther, who fell from heaven (Church)

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By Reverend Sylvester Berry  1920

“The vision described in chapter IX is one of the most important of the whole Apocalypse.  It foretells the first woe announced by the flying eagle – the conditions and events destined to usher in the reign of Antichrist.”  Father B

  1. “And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven  (heaven refers to the Church)  upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit.
  2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace:  and the…

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5 thoughts on “Apoc. Chap. IX V1-2 Heresies and Religious Wars Leading To The Reign of antichrist

  1. Hi Mary Anne, very fine article here and it does illustrate the long term corruption of the Church from its infancy but its acceleration toward destruction since the Reformation and now with Bergoglio and NWO inserted this adds up to me that antichrist isn’t too far off now. Here are some thoughts I had about this matter in general in a blog I wrote that certainly speak to this overall decline and derailment of God’s plan by the diabolical and so many earthly minions.
    The Reformation to me was nothing more than a “mass rebellion” against God’s Holy plan for His Church on earth, and Peter established the Church the way Jesus told him to do it, he Peter being the cornerstone; as they continued for centuries with some interfering forces always afoot that came from the Devil to alter God’s plan; the Reformation movement was the capstone to me of the whole transgressed effort. As I see it, the alterations are still proceeding in earnest today to continue scattering the flock or God’s children from the truth. Jim Jones is a good case in point that I mentioned as to why rebellion has only led to more sin and destruction! In that case Jones’s People’s Temple all were led so far astray that it resulted in the mass death of 909 Christians by murder and suicide!
    Looking all the way back to the beginning of the Church major change was in order by Christ’s own instruction on earth bringing his New and Everlasting Covenant, doing away with the Old Ways, but, that of course had conflict immediately. The temple was the Synagogue where the Jewish Pharisees who conspired against Jesus were using the Old Testament and the old ways were to be replaced with the New Church of Christ after his death and resurrection, and eating His Body and Blood are required and proper Sacraments which He instructed Peter the cornerstone of the New and Everlasting Church Covenant to build for His Church family of believers! Some immediately did what Christ instructed much of it having to be hidden from the Pharisees and the Roman Emperor. So division has existed for the entire time since Christ’s crucifixion and it still does now! This only proves that point! Rebellion is of the Devil and that is pure truth! If we don’t do the right thing in these serious basic precepts of the Church then we will be in transgression of God Almighty for not accepting the Body and Blood of Christ on the cross and in essence blaspheming God! We can be sure that when Jesus told Peter to build His church there was no Bible or many issues or interpretations of the Scriptures for the mostly illiterate masses of that period of history to read, “the word” as an article points out called “Reformation Christians” who were giving great credence to the writings and teachings of Diana Severance a current reformist who made enormous effort to paint Anne Askew of the old reformation period as one of the greatest nonconforming human beings to have ever walked the earth and indeed painted her as being from what I was hearing one of God’s most anointed, and a women for the ages for all women to emulate. But with these people the big thing; being that only the Reformation meant anything, which I say all of this rebellion comes from the Devil. But this instead being of most importance that there was the “Consecrated Body and Blood of Christ” the Holy Eucharist that the Apostles were to do in remembrance and practice by faith that they are eating the Body and Blood of Christ, which is a first and foremost Holy Sacrament without which you miss the whole point of having God’s Church on earth.
    When I think about how much more stable and decent the world appeared to be compared to now not many decades ago, and how it’s like a ship sinking, and every man and woman for themselves; it makes for a very clear picture that we are in latter times.
    Thank you for this and God bless you and yours.

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      1. Hi Mary Anne! You’re so gracious and kind and I’m so very thankful for your consideration and accolades! I’m truly honored but wonder if I’m worthy enough or can live up to them! I will try to seek out truth and perhaps I can make some difference where it’s truly needed; that will be a blessing to me! God bless you and yours!

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      2. You’re welcome and of course you’re right! If it’s in the Bible it’s the best advice and wisdom we can find! And those few words, “Seek and you will find,” say so much about how capable we are of finding truth and God’s will for each of us, who will have the faith in Him! There is Great Freedom and a release of the weight of this world that tries to shackle and suffocate; because God’s Truth sets us Free and brings with it the promise of Eternal Life and happiness! Nothing is ever going to be better or even compare to that! Amen.

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