May 24, 2020

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Towards the middle of the sixth century before Christ, Daniel had a numerical revelation about the time it would take before the triumph of the Messiah, and with it, how long the mediator plan of the Jewish people would last.

Without any doubt, one day Russia will attack Israel, the Torah says so”: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel 1996-1999.

“The coming of the glorious Messiah, in a determined moment in history is linked with all of Israel recognising Him as the Messiah one part of which is hardened in its incredulity with regard to Jesus. Saint Paul says to the Jews of Jerusalem after Pentecost: ‘Repent, then, and convert so that your sins may be wiped away, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets’. And St. Paul echoes him: ‘For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?’ The full inclusion of the Jews in the Messiah's salvation, in the wake of the full number of the Gentiles, will enable the People of God to achieve the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, in which God may be all in all”.

The simplest explanation is that the 666 which has to do with the Antichrist is gematria. The Hebrews, like the Greeks, assigned a number to names. And St. John points out precisely that it is “The number of his name” (and in some translations the “number of the man”), socialising and controlling humanity by means of a biotechnological economic system implanted in the right hand or on the forehead, a fact that implies adhesion to him, and because of which he who receives it will not enter the Kingdom of Christ.

“Parousia” (From the Greek παρουσία) means manifestation, to become present and designates the second coming of Jesus Christ, a public and glorious apparition announced by Himself, who will return to carry out three things: 1) Defeat the Antichrist as well as the False Prophet and those who imposed an antichristian world government for seven years; 2) Judge the Nations and carry out the first Resurrection and 3) Restore creation and elevate human nature in it’s integrity, intimately and essentially transforming it.

The Rapture, or the rapture of the faithful, will be the physical movement to heaven, in a process of ontological and spiritual transformation, of those in a state of sanctity and faithful to Christ at the moment of the Great Tribulation. The Rapture will happen immediately after the “First Resurrection”, that of the saints of the New Testament, and before the Great Day of the wrath of the Lord commences, a period of purification which precedes the glorious return of Christ to reign on Earth.

Throughout the Old Testament, the chosen people lived in the expectation of the Messiah, who would have to come to re-establish Israel and found His universal Reign on this earth.

The majority of people mistakenly identify the “End Times” with the “End of the world”. This is not only due to the word “End” meaning the last or the most remote but that in the west the post-Augustinian interpretation prevailed which did not explain the idea that Christ may reign for a “Thousand years” in this world.

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