The Christ unmasks the Antichrist


On May 13th, 1970
Jesus revealed the secret of the Apocalypse (Revelation) in Lebanon.

“Come with Me from Lebanon, my promised bride,
come with Me from Lebanon…” (Song of Songs 4,8).

“Is it not yet a very little while,
and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
In that day shall the deaf hear the words of the Book,
And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity,
And out of darkness…
For the terrible one is brought to nought,
And the scorner is consumed”
(Isaiah 29,17-20


The Apocalypse or the Book of St. John’s Revelation is a prophetical Book related to the events and protagonists of the XX century. This tumultuous historical period is about the return and the end of a “Beast”: the Antichrist, at the eve of Christ’s Return.

This Book was revealed to John, the Apostle of Jesus, in 95 A.D. It is a “closed Book, sealed by seven seals” (Revelation 5,1). This means that its secret is perfectly kept. No man can succeed in discovering its mystery (Revelation 5,3). Jesus alone has the key of the interpretation of the enigmas there contained (Revelation 5,5-7). He will send His messenger with this “little Book open” (Revelation 10,1-2) in order to reveal its content when the prophecies included therein will be accomplished (Revelation 22,10 / 22,16).

This interpretation of the Book of Revelation is not the result of a personal effort. It would have no value. It is the consequence of upsetting revelations Jesus Himself made to a Lebanese priest. He revealed to him the unsuspected identity of “the Beast” mentioned in chapter 13 of Revelation, in order to inform all men of good faith, all the true believers.

The Revelation predicts the return of this “Beast” which existed already before (Revelation 17,8).

Indeed Jesus also returns to unmask and destroy it, and to restore God’s Kingdom (Revelation 1,7 / Revelation 22,20).

This “Beast” is the Antichrist mentioned by the same John in his letters (1 John 2,22 / 2 John 7). The revelation of its identity is the Key which opens the “little closed book” of Revelation because, by deduction, it explains all the Apocalyptic symbols.

The author of these pages is the priest to whom Jesus entrusted this Key. The revelation of this message caused underhand persecutions and threats from many Lebanese Christians – bishops, priests and laymen – at the Beast’s service. Seduced by its approaches and fearing its power, they have served it. By doing so, they have sacrificed their noble Mission and have betrayed their testimony due to Jesus (Matthew 24,10-12).

The priest entrusted with the Apocalyptic Message had to break all links with the Church because of its commitment in favour of the Beast. Peter, Jesus’ apostle, had to act likewise in the past against the Synagogue in order “to obey to God rather than to men” (Acts 5,27-29).

This was a moral liberation and a spiritual restoration for the priest as well as for those who have believed in his Message. They have “judged for themselves what is right”, as Jesus prescribes (Luke 12,56-57). These pioneers of the spiritual liberation come from various religions and conditions. With their belief in the Apocalyptic Message, and with the love and union which reign amongst them, they have triggered off the Universal Restoration prophesied by Peter (Acts 3,20-21).

This liberation transformed them into Independent Believers and authentic witnesses of the true Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.

The Key-Enigma

The Revelation contains an enigma: a mysterious Beast is mentioned in chapter 13: “I saw a Beast emerge from the sea: it had seven heads and ten horns… etc…”, St. John says.

Who is this Beast? This is the main Apocalyptic enigma. Men are called to identify it. Only the wise and witty ones will be able to do so (Revelation 13,18):

“There is need for shrewdness here: anyone clever may interpret the number of the Beast; it is the number of a human being, the number 666″

This main enigma is the key to all the Apocalyptic enigmas. By discovering it, all other symbols become clear.

“Apocalypse” (Revelation) comes from the Greek “Apocalypsé”. It is written in Greek, and it starts with this word, giving it its name. In Greek, “calypsé” means to cover, to veil or to hide. “Apocalypsé”, on the contrary, to uncover, to unmask, to reveal what is hidden.

The identity of the Beast is hidden, masked in the book of Revelation. For twenty centuries – since the Revelation was revealed to John in the year 95 A.D. – many have tried to uncover its mystery. But all these human efforts remained fruitless. Finally, on May 13th, 1970, Jesus Himself unveiled the Apocalyptic mystery. Before this date, some thought that the Beast was the Roman Empire, others said it was the Devil, or Communism, or Hitler or the nuclear bomb. But none of these explanations responded to the descriptions the Revelation gives of this Beast. No man can discover the identity of this Beast. The Revelation itself teaches us that “no one in Heaven or on the Earth” is able to understand its mystery by a personal effort, Jesus alone having this power. St. John says on chapter 5,1-5:

“I saw that in the right hand of the One (God) sitting on the Throne there was a scroll that was written on back and front and was sealed with seven seals (totally secret). Then I saw a powerful angel who called with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals’? But there was no one, in Heaven or on the earth or under the earth, who was able to open the scroll and read it (understand it). I (John) wept bitterly because nobody could be found to open the scroll and read it (for twenty centuries nobody could explain the Revelation), but one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. Look, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David (Jesus) has triumphed, and so He will open (interpret) the scroll and its seven seals”.

Jesus only can, therefore, reveal the secret of the Revelation. This is why this book is sealed with seven seals. In the prophetical language, the digit seven is the symbol of perfection. This means that its secret is perfectly kept (see Isaiah 29,11).

The pages are written ‘back and front’. This means that nobody is allowed to add something without being eternally punished:

“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues which are written in this book. If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book” (Apocalypse 22,18-19).

That is why this holy book is sealed with seven seals because no one else but Christ can modify it.

The Revelation informs us also about one important fact: Jesus will open the book, that is will explain it, by revealing its secret to a special messenger. St. John saw this man coming to the world as an “Angel” holding in his hand a “small scroll unrolled”. John said: “I saw another powerful angel coming down from Heaven…In his hand he had a small scroll unrolled” (Revelation 10,1-2). This “small unrolled scroll (or open book)” is the one God held closed, since it was “sealed with seven seals”. Here it is now, “open”, “unrolled”, in the “Angel’s” hand, because it is explained and accessible to the human intelligence. The Revelation, indeed, in volume, is but a “small Book”. The words “coming down from Heaven” mean that the explanation of the Book comes down from heaven.
In the prophetical language, “Angel” means messenger. The Angel is, therefore, a man. Thus, Jesus asks John in the Revelation to send messages to the leaders of the seven Churches which are yet men, saying: “Write to the Angel of the Church in Ephesus (Revelation 2,1)… Write to the Angel of the Church in Smyrna… (Revelation 2,8)… etc…”. These “Angels” are men.

Jesus sends his messenger to explain the Revelation: “I, Jesus, have sent my Angel (messenger) to attest these things to you for the sake of the Churches” (Revelation 22,16). There are therefore two Apocalyptic messengers: St. John and the “Angel” sent afterwards.

John received the Apocalyptic message in incomprehensible symbols, and the Lord explicitly asked him not to clarify them: “Keep the words of the Seven Thunderclaps (the words of the Revelation) secret and do not write them down (do not explain them)” (Revelation 10,4). Nineteen centuries later, when the Beast appeared, Jesus too appeared to explain the Revelation, and sent his second messenger with the precise opposite order to explain the Apocalyptic enigmas:

“Do not keep the prophecies in this book a secret, because the Time (of Christ’s Return) is close (the Beast having already appeared)” (Revelation 22,10).

My duty, in conscience, is therefore to inform faithfully and to make public the reasons which prompted me to publish this message.

It is not enough to read this text then comment it favourably or unfavourably. One must refer to the text of the Book of Revelation. It’s a small Book, not long to read…and reading it over again, several times, opening one’s heart to evidence and Truth.

How Jesus revealed the Enigma

On May 13th, 1970, Jesus appeared to me in Beirut (Lebanon), to reveal to me the identity of the Beast. But before this vision – during long years – many other visions had prepared me to this upsetting revelation. The most important are the following:

Jesus appeared to me in 1968. He asked me:
“I have a secret to reveal to you that will raise many enemies against you: For my sake, do you accept?”. I answered spontaneously: “Yes”. He hugged me tenderly, then He disappeared.

Few months later, He appeared again and said:
“But first, I want to know if you are fanatic”. At the moment, I did not know what to answer. Finally I stammered timidly: “If being fanatic is to believe in You blindly, this is not the case. I know why I believe in You. It is with full knowledge that I follow You”. He stared at me, did not reply, then disappeared.

However, years later, I understood that Jesus referred particularly to the fanatism of the Christians toward Islam and Muslims.

Few months later, Jesus told me:
“Many among those who make the sign of the Cross on the face will refuse my biblical prophecies. They pretend to believe in the Bible, but they don’t care about it. And you, you will make the masks fall”. At this moment, I didn’t understand what Jesus meant.

On April 28,1969, the Lord told me:
“Tell them: Whoever will say Holy, Holy, Holy is the Almighty God, blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord – will see in his soul the One who will reveal him the truth” (see Isaiah 6,3 and Matthew 21,9)

On May 4, 1969, I was in the Convent of the Holy Saviour, near Sidon, South Lebanon. I had during the siesta the following vision: The Bible was open at chapter 10 of the Book of Revelation, and the following verse clearly emerged in French:

“You are to prophesy AGAIN, this time against many different nations, and countries and languages and kings” (Revelation 10,11).

The word “AGAIN” appeared in capital letters twinkling brilliantly with the beats of my heart, as if they were linked to it. Then, a powerful right arm of light appeared with its index pointing on my chest, and I heard a very powerful voice telling me in Arabic: “This mission is entrusted to you!” At the same moment, I heard the phone ringing. The Voice told me: “This phone call is for you; they are asking about you from Beirut. Let this be a sign that it is Me who is speaking to you”. However, I did not answer the phone, being only a host in this Convent. One of the monks was supposed to do so. The phone went on ringing for some time.

I ignored everything about the Revelation! I had only read it twice, long time ago, without understanding it. I remembered nothing of its contents, and it did not attract me at all. It was up to some other scholars to explain it. I felt fully satisfied with the Books of the Old Testament, with the prophecies about the Messiah, the Gospels and Jesus’ clear words therein. As most people, even among the priests, I was not attracted by the Revelation, because of the contained mysterious symbols that discourage the majority of the readers.

Yet, I was deeply upset by this vision. I immediately opened the Bible at chapter ten of the Revelation. I was deeply moved by finding this verse at the same place I had just seen it in the vision, with the only difference that the word “again” was not in capital letters. I did not know what to think: “It is perhaps the Devil who wants me to think that I’m someone important”, I said to myself. I felt afraid. I took my rosary and addressed myself to the Virgin: “You are my Mother; enlighten me”. Then I hurried to the garden to pray the Rosary. As I was passing through the door to the garden, the doorman called me: “Father, where were you? Why did you not answer the phone? Somebody asked about you from Beirut”! Seized by this questioning, I answered that it was up to a monk to answer, not to me. This doorman’s intervention increased even more my perplexity. It was again an evident Sign of a heavenly intervention.

At the time, I was not aware why one should “prophecy again against…”. This vision was my first deep contact with this small Book. Yet, it left me completely detached from it and I firmly decided to ignore it.

On April 19,1970, Jesus asked me:
“Why did I send Mary, our Mother, to appear in Fatima and not anywhere else? If you have wisdom, answer me”.

I did not know what to answer, and I felt embarrassed. After a moment of reflection, I confessed humbly: “I don’t know”.

Jesus said again very gently: “Think again”. Seeing that I was desperately searching for an answer, He replied Himself: “To baptize her”.
“To baptize Fatima?! That’s the name of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter. Could this mean the conversion of the Muslim world” I said to myself?

However “Fatima” is a Portuguese village where the blessed Virgin appeared in 1917, to give an important message which remained secret up to now. This “Secret of Fatima”, not revealed by the Popes, and the secret of the Revelation are the same. In the summer 2000, the Pope John Paul II pretended to reveal its content. But what has been “revealed” did not obviously convince the clear-sighted.

The name of this village comes from “Fatima”, the daughter of a Muslim Emir. She got baptized in Portugal in the 12th century, during the Christian “Riconquista” of Spain and Portugal. She died soon after her marriage, and her Christian husband, the Prince Gonzalo Herminguez, gave her name to this village where the Holy Virgin chose to appear. This village is therefore the symbol of an important baptism. Fatima is also the name of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter. She is particularly venerated by the Shiites who consider Her as the “Mother of Muslim Shiites”. Fatima therefore represents the Muslims, particularly the Shiites, who are dear to God because of their legal struggle against the Beast of the Revelation. Through this struggle, the baptism of Fatima, symbol of the Muslims, is taking place. Our Mother, Mary, appeared in Fatima for the whole world to understand that the Muslim commitment against the Beast is blessed by Heaven. The Christians themselves must pass through this Baptism in order to be saved.

Later on, the Virgin appeared to me to tell me: “My son, bring them to me by the Koran”. This caused me much later to write my book: “A Look of Faith at the Koran”.

On May 12, 1970, the Lord appeared to me on the balcony of my room in Beirut. I was lying on my bed. He stared an angry look towards the south, his torso arched and his head held high. He said in Arabic: “I will not keep silent your abominations, O Israel!”

Vision of Jesus

On May 13, 1970, Jesus finally revealed the announced secret in the following way: As I woke up at dawn, I saw Him as a man of Light carved in white radiant marble. He stood beside my bed. Deep peace, assurance and an invincible power emanated from Him.

He said, talking through me to the whole world: “Today is May 13, the day Our Mother appeared in Fatima (in 1917). Open chapter 13 of the Revelation: The Beast is Israel!”.

After having entrusted me with the key of the Apocalyptic mysteries, Jesus disappeared. I was all alone and I felt myself all alone facing this terrible revelation; …especially that I was for Israel.

“The Beast is Israel”?!… My God, what a Word!!

While Jesus was speaking to me, an infernal noise attempted to parasitize the message that seeped still as a whisper in my ears. However, this satanic intervention suddenly stopped, and I heard clearly and distinctly the words: “Open chapter 13 of the Revelation: The Beast is Israel”. This vision lasted just a minute; yet it put my whole life upside down…like times ago with Paul on his road to Damascus (Acts 9).

After the vision, I got up stunned and opened the Bible at chapter 13 of the Revelation. I hoped not to find any mentioned beast therein, especially since I had some sympathy for Israel; I considered it as the Christians saviour against the Muslims.
I was deeply shocked to actually find “a Beast with seven heads and ten horns”. The Beast was given an “immense authority… It had a fatal wound but that this deadly injury had healed and the whole world had marvelled and followed the Beast…” (Revelation 13,3), judging that no one could oppose it: “Who can compare with the Beast? Who can fight against it?” (Revelation 13,4). Only God’s chosen ones will fight it, everybody whose names are “written down in the sacrificial Lamb’s book of life (Jesus)” (Revelation 13,8). I realized well that Israel has such immense power, that the “fatal wound” applied to the previous destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and, obviously, to Hitler’s crime. The great majority of men – amongst myself – is actually seduced by Israel, estimating that none can fight against this State. Only Fatima’s children resist it.

Further, in the same chapter, I read that there is a “second Beast… at the service of the first Beast, whose deadly injury had healed… making the world and all its people worship the first Beast whose deadly injury had healed…and made it illegal for anyone to buy or sell anything unless he had been branded with the name of the Beast” (Revelation 13,11-17). I here concluded that, the first Beast being Israel, the second Beast who supports it cannot be but the U.S.A. who protect and arm Israel. I then understood who are the “many enemies that the secret will attract against me” and who were the “many different nations, and countries and languages and kings against whom I had to prophesy again”, since the testimony against Israel, today, is not practised anymore, as the prophets and Jesus did in the past (see for example Isaiah 1,2-4 / Jeremiah 2,26-37 / Micah 3,9-12 / Matthew 23,33-37 / John 8,44).

The second Beast at the service of the first

In front of these details, I was amazed; I felt the reality of the message and its importance. Fear threatened me. But why was it me to receive all this? I am powerless in front of such enemies! After this vision and this reading, I felt like isolated in a world of silence. An impression of seriousness befell me. I felt the need to pray, deeply and a lot.

A struggle of thoughts took place then within me: “I am a priest and, as such, I don’t have to be involved in politics”, I thought. Yet, on the other hand, I realized that the Israeli phenomenon was not restricted to politics, since Israel refuses to recognize Jesus as the one and only Messiah and that, in spite of the breakdown of the Old Covenant (Jeremiah 31,31-32), Israel still claims to have a divine right on Palestine as being the “Promised Land” for the Jews.

I thus understood that to recognize any biblical right to Israel on Palestine is betraying Jesus and testifying against his spiritual and universal Messianism. The problem was then of a highly spiritual dimension. One needed discernment and subtlety to discover the Beast: “There is need for shrewdness here: anyone clever may interpret the number of the Beast: it is the number of a human being, the number 666″ the Revelation says (Revelation 13,18).

All these thoughts embarrassed me a lot because of the powerful and dangerous opposite current one had to face. I thus understood that this was the dangerous secret Jesus had to reveal to me, and which would attract many enemies against me.

In my heart, I heard Him asking me again: “For my sake, do you accept?” I then reconfirmed my acceptance to go on, realizing, fully this time, why I had “to prophesy again this time against many different nations, and countries and languages and kings”.

People of my entourage, even my own family, to whom I spoke about this matter, turned against me. Especially those who were the closest and the dearest to me. This confirmed Jesus’ warning to his apostles: “The person’s enemies will be the members of his own household” (Matthew 10,36).

I ignored that these difficulties were only the beginning of a long struggle. Indeed, hatred increased against me when I revealed what the Lord had told me in Arabic, on May 15, 1970: “Beware not to stain your hands with the blood of the Palestinian: he and I we are one! I am, like him, rejected by the Israelis”.

Then drawing to Him a man, He added: “Don’t you see the resemblance?” Both faces, in fact, looked perfectly alike.

Since then, equipped with this new Light, I again began to read over and over the Revelation with a new interest. As I went on reading and progressing in doing so, the mysterious symbols became clear one after the other. I thus understood, among other points, and not without stupefaction, that “the new name” of Jesus today is “Palestinian”: “Anyone who proves victorious…I will inscribe on it the Name of my God…and my own new name as well “, said Jesus (Revelation 3,12). What a scandal to “many different nations, and countries and languages and kings”! This includes the Christians and religious chiefs.

On Pentecost Sunday, May 17 of the same year, I was invited by Palestinian members of my parish to an exhibition of the Palestinian painter Ismail Shammout. I accepted the invitation wanting to do my first step into the Palestinian world which I totally ignored at that time. When I went there, I was deeply struck by a painting: A Palestinian fedayin with a proud and strong face, his chest was broad and naked, his eyes blazing with purity and justice, standing with pride and anger, his hands tied behind his back, and light reflected on his face and chest. He was surrounded by Israeli soldiers, standing in the dark around him, their weapons were fearfully aimed at him, they had a mean appearance.

The palestinian Fedayin – Ismail Shammout

Everything in this painting was paradoxical: He was the prisoner, yet he was victorious; they thought to be the winners, yet they seemed defeated; he was the judge and they were condemned. I stared at the man’s face for a long time: It was Jesus’ face when I saw Him staring towards the South with anger, threatening Israel. It was also the same face I had seen next to His own and identical to His. While I was standing there, I heard the Master saying:
“And thus stood I in front of the High Priest when, defying Me, he asked whether I was the Messiah, the Son of God. I answered affirmatively, with strength and certainty, as in this painting. He flushed with anger with his ones and they condemned Me to death”.

I immediately wanted to know more details about this painting. The painter explained: This man represents Mahmoud Hejazi, the first “fedayin” to be imprisoned. He is actually still in prison in Palestine in the Israeli jails”.

Two years later I had the grace to meet Mahmoud who had just been freed. We warmly embraced. This reminded me of the warm embrace of the Lord when I had accepted the revelation of the secret at the price of persecutions.
Again, on May 20, 1970, Jesus told me:
“Yes, the Palestinian is the stumbling block”!

Before then, I was totally indifferent toward the Palestinian drama; but since then my interest was awoken and I tried to better know this people and to understand the deep meaning of their aching cry. I thus learned to love them, as they were, because of the great injustice that has been done to them, and which identified them to Jesus.

Many other divine initiatives helped me to understand the Apocalyptic message that I am called to reveal today. What has already been stated is sufficient for a man of good will who desires to have precise information on the facts. I thus hope to be able to contribute in offering the readers to understand the situation spiritually, as revealed by Jesus, and not to interpret it politically according to men point of view and to the media’s complicity.

This is how the Key of the Revelation was entrusted onto me. I am called today to explain this “Small Book” which remained mysterious for so long. But again one must have “shrewdness and cleverness” as the Revelation says (Revelation 13,18) to accept a Divine Revelation, which is so evident and simple. One must also have faith, the love of truth and justice, as well as the courage to oppose the general trend of the pro-Israeli policy of “many different nations and languages and countries and kings”.

With this “Key”, one can finally break the “7 seals of the small Book” and understand all the symbolism of the Revelation. As the Time announced by the Revelation has arrived, Jesus revealed the mystery to save men of good will, of all races and religions – and the Jews themselves – from the spell of Israel.

Finally, it is of utmost importance to underline two important facts which, sooner or later, will have to be admitted by everyone:

  1. The Book of Revelation, this obscure Book, has not been given to us to remain vague and misunderstood. It would have neither a practical, nor a salutary use.
  2. The interpretation of this small Book cannot be a strictly human work, it can only come to us by the same way its symbols were given to us, that is by divine revelation (Revelation 5,1-5). This will be explained further.

That’s why I don’t want to appear as one of those, who still offer another personal interpretation of the Revelation. I am asked to inform and to be a faithful witness of a divine Revelation.

Finally, Jesus told me what has been previously said to the prophet Ezekiel:

“You are to deliver my words to them whether they listen or not” (Ezekiel 2).

Presentation of the Book

The Revelation contains the prophecies concerning the return and the final fall of Israel. This State will never reappear again. It’s the end of its time. It is what Jesus called “the complete time of the gentiles” (Luke 21,24), that means the end of the time of the Antichrist, and according to St. Paul the end of “the mystery of wickedness already at work” (2 Thessalonians 2,7-8). Jesus revealed the Revelation to John to warn his ones. “His ones” today are those who believe in Him. Actually, this Book starts like this:

“A Revelation (Apocalypse) of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him (Jesus) so that HE could tell His servants (the believers) what is now to take place very soon. He (Jesus) sent His angel to make it known to His servant John (Revelation 1,1)…
Blessed is anyone who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed those who hear them, if they treasure the content, because the Time is near” (Revelation 1,3).

Like many Christians, St. John was exiled on the island of Patmos in 95 A.D., by the emperor Domitian. It’s on this island that he received his numerous Apocalyptic visions:

“I, John…I was on the island of Patmos on account of the Word of God and of witness to Jesus” (Revelation 1,9).

He reveals twice having received from Christ the order to write down his visions in a book: “Write down in a book all that you see, and send it to the seven Churches…” (Revelation 1,11). “Write down all that you see of present happenings and what is still to come” (Revelation 1,19). The book John wrote is the Book of the Revelation. One has to notice that there are two different times: “the present happenings” and then “what is still to come”. This second time concerns a particular time in the future. It is our time.

Thus, this Book, composed of 22 chapters, is divided into two well defined parts: a first part concerning John’s period, “the present happenings”, and a second part concerning a future period, “what is still to come”. The mission of the second Apocalyptic messenger, the Angel of the Revelation (Revelation 10,1-2), is specific: to explain the prophecies concerning the second period, “the future”, which is now accomplished and actual.

The first part

It is composed of chapters 1 to 3 and is addressed to the seven main Churches of Asia Minor (Turkey) founded by John. It contains exhortations to faith.

This first part, unlike the second one, is well structured. One can find a systematic and logical sequence, well organized and rather understandable. We shall not stop at these three chapters which are not the purpose of our study.

The second part

It goes from chapters 4 to 22. It is distinctly separated from the first part and starts thus: “Then, in my vision, I saw a door open in Heaven and heard the same Voice…saying: ‘Come up here: I will show you what is to take place in the future” (Revelation 4,1). It is therefore about future events already mentioned in Revelation 1,19.

Some people think that the chapters of the second part, like those of the first one, apply to all times and places, and that they speak about the struggle against evil in general. That’s not the case, since God indicates a particular time future to John, and a well precise place, Palestine, as shown in the verses below:

A particular time and a precise place

“A revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him so that He could tell His servants what is now to take place” (Revelation 1,1).

“Now write down all that you see of present happenings, and what is still to come (the return of the Beast)” (Revelation 1,19).

“Come up here: I will show you what is to take place in the future (still the return of the Beast)” (Revelation 4,1).

“An Angel (Jesus)…with an enormous chain in his hand…chained the Devil, Satan up for a thousand years. He hurled him into the Abyss…until the thousand years had passed. At the end of that time, he must be released, but only for a short while” (Revelation 20,1- 3). “When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to lead astray all the nations…” (Revelation 20,7).

“This Beast you have seen was once alive and is alive no longer; it is yet to come up from the Abyss, but only to go to its destruction” (Revelation 17,8).

Three important points must be noted here:

  1. The “Beast” existed in the past (“it was”), before the Revelation was written. This does not apply either to Communism, Islam, Hitler, or still to the nuclear weapons
  2. The “Beast” exists no more at John’s time (“is alive no longer”). We therefore cannot say that it symbolizes the evil in general, because this always exists. Neither can this be applied to the Roman Empire, as some believe, as this empire still existed in 95 A.D.
  3. It returns after John, since it “is yet to come up from the Abyss” (future). Its return coincides with the liberation of Satan (Revelation 20,7). They both come out from “the Abyss” (Revelation 11,7 / 20,1-3).

“Seven angels were bringing the seven plagues that are the last of all, because they exhaust the anger of God” (against the Beast, putting an end to its existence) (Revelation 15,1)

“Ten kings who have not yet been given their royal power with the beast” (Revelation 17,12).

“Four angels that are chained up at the Great River Euphrates (Iraq). These four angels had been ready for this hour of this day of this month of this year…” (Revelation 9,14-15).

It is about a place and a precise historical time: Euphrates. This applies perfectly to the international war against Iraq. Indeed, the U.S.A. with the president George W. Bush senior and their European allies had menaced this country, in 1990, to intervene militarily, fixing a deadline: midnight (the hour), 16th (the day), January (the month), 1991 (the year). This threat was effectively applied immediately after midnight of the fixed day. The international war against this Country of the Euphrates is an evident indisputable Apocalyptic sign for all those who have the prophetical spirit. It is the unique war in world History which has been previously fixed, with precision, “to the hour, the day, the month and the year”. It’s a loud Apocalyptic trumpet only the deaf cannot hear (Revelation 9,15).

In order to underline the importance of this event, the Revelation mentions the Euphrates a second time: “The sixth angel emptied his bowl over the Great River Euphrates…” (Revelation 16,12). This second mention of the Euphrates refers to the second war sparked off by the USA on March 19 2003 against Iraq, on the Euphrates. These two wars were sparked off by two American Presidents, the father and the son with the same name: George W. Bush (the father), and George W. Bush (the son).
The first, George Bush the father, is one of the “10 kings at the Beast’s disposal who have not yet been given their royal power” at John’s time (Revelation 17,12), (see next chapter about these “10 kings”). His son, George Bush –who has providentially the same name– is therefore the 11th king, but nevertheless he is one of the previous (among which there is already even his name), because he aims at fulfilling his father’s work. He is therefore one of the ten kings in the same prophetical spirit by which the 8th king of the Beast is called “at the same time one of the seven”, because he strives to fulfill the previous 7’s work (Revelation 17,10-11).

The second war against Iraq accomplishes even the second prophecy about the Euphrates (Revelation 9,14 / 16,12). It is the war of Armageddon (Revelation 16,16). The crossing of the Euphrates by “the kings of the East” will be understood only at its accomplishment (Revelation 16,12).

“The Lord God who inspires his prophets has sent his angel to reveal to his servants what is soon to take place. I (Jesus) am Coming soon” (Revelation 22,6-7).

It is clear that these events are the signs of the Time of Jesus’ Return. Let him who can listen, hear!
The three following verses indicate that the temporal Apocalyptic events are essentially of spiritual dimensions: it is the final battle between the Christ and his ones against the Antichrist and his ones. This decisive battle takes place in a precise geographical locality: Palestine, and particularly Jerusalem:

“The gentiles will trample on the Holy City (Jerusalem) for forty-two months” (Revelation 11,2).

“…the Beast that comes out of the Abyss is going to make war on them and overcome them and kill them. Their corpses lie in the main street of the Great Cityin which their Lord was crucified” (Revelation 11,7-8)

Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem.

“When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to lead astray all the nations in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, and mobilize them for war…over the entire country (Palestine) and besieged the camp of the saints, which is the Beloved City (Jerusalem)” (Revelation 20,7-9).

The Beast is the Antichrist

All Biblical commentators recognize that the Beast is the Antichrist whom John wrote of, and the Wicked One or the Enemy (Christ’s enemy: the Antichrist) foreseen by Paul (2 Thessalonians 2,3-4). He must appear at the eve of Christ’s Return. John says: “Who is the liar, if not the one who claims that Jesus is not the Christ? This is the Antichrist!” (1 John 2,22).

The Israelis are the only ones to deny that “Jesus is the Christ”, God’s Messiah. Islam proclaims this Truth, moreover the Koran recognizes that Jesus is the “Word of God and the Spirit of God” (Koran III; The Family of Imran,45).

Paul says: “About the Coming (the Return) of our Lord Jesus Christ…it cannot happen until has appeared the Wicked One, the Lost One, the Enemy (the Antichrist). Surely you remember my telling you about this when I was with you” (2 Thessalonians 2,1-5).

The Apocalyptic times are then recognizable by the return of the Antichrist in Palestine, up to the very heart of Jerusalem, to lead the final war against the Christ. The Latter will win it and the Antichrist will disappear for ever (Revelation 17,8). This confirms what Jesus had already revealed to his Apostles about the End of Times: “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you must realize that it will be soon laid desolate” (Luke 21,20). Let us also realize that it’s the Hour of Jesus’ Return.

In the parable of the fig tree, Jesus exhorts us to recognize this Time when the Beast appears, and which precedes His Return:

“Take the fig tree as a parable: as soon as its twigs grow supple and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. So with you, when you see all these things (the Beast in Palestine), know that He (the Son of Man: Jesus) is near, right at the gates” (Matthew 24,32-33).

It is imperative! We must discover the identity of the Beast to realize that the Hour of Jesus’ Return has struck.

The Revelation: a Book of Judgment

The Book of Revelation is a book of judgment: It condemns the Beast and its allies (Revelation 14,9-11), but gives Eternal Life to those who unmask and fight it. The judgment is presented in the following way:

“Then I saw a great white throne and the One who was sitting on it… The Books (the Holy Scriptures) lay open! And another Book (the Revelation) was opened, which is the Book of Life, and the dead were judged from what was written in the Books” (Revelation 20,11-12).

These “dead” represent humanity immersed in the deadly darkness of ignorance; these are not the souls who left this earth to the afterlife. All those who, here on earth, listen to the Message of this open Book and put it into practice, will come back to spiritual Life: “Blessed is anyone who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed those who hear them, if they treasure its contents…” (Revelation 1,3). In the past Jesus used the same language: “The hour is coming – indeed it is already here – when the dead will hear the Voice of the Son of God, and all who hear it will live” (John 5,25). It is obviously about coming back to Life spiritually. It is the “first Resurrection” which the Revelation speaks about (Revelation 20,5). The “small Open Book” gives this Life to those who listen to it, those who “can hear what the Spirit is saying” to men from all over the world (Revelation 3,22).

So, this “other Book”, to be opened after the first ones, is the Revelation. It was “sealed with seven seals in the hand of the One (God) sitting on the Throne” (Revelation 5,1). It is open to our understanding after the other Books of the Bible, because it has been the last one to be understood. Today, as in the past with the first Apostles, Jesus returns to His new Apostles “to open their minds to understand the Scriptures”, specifically the Revelation (Luke 24,45).

One should notice that “the One sitting on the great white throne” (Revelation 20,11) doesn’t hold anymore the Book he was holding closed in Revelation chapter 5,1. This is because “The Lamb (Jesus) came forward to take the Scroll from the right hand of the One sitting on the throne” (Revelation 5,7), to give it to the Angel who “had in his hand a small scroll unrolled” (Revelation 10,2), as it has been explained before in chapter I. This Book (scroll) is the Revelation, small in volume, but huge in Wisdom.

Since the opening of this “Small Book” (Revelation 10,2), the judgment of the world has started: Those who favour the Beast, the Antichrist, be they Christians, oppose themselves to the Christ; and those who fight it, be they pagans, join the Christ’s spiritual army. The Divine Judgment occurs by the triumph of Jesus and his servants and by the definite defeat of the Beast and its allies: “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings…They are all of one mind in putting their strength and their powers at the Beast’s disposal, and they will go to war against the Lamb…but He will defeat them, He and his followers, the called, the chosen the trustworthy… (Revelation 17,12-14)…Then I saw the Beast, with all the kings of the world and their armies, gathered to fight the Rider (Jesus) and his army. But the Beast was taken prisoner, together with the false prophet who had worked miracles on the Beast’s behalf…These two were hurled alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur” (Revelation 19,19-21).

Thus we see two opposing parties: the Beast against the Rider.
The protagonists of the first party are: the Dragon, the Beast, the ten kings and their armies.

The protagonists of the second party are: the Rider, His army, the Woman, the two Witnesses, the Angel. In the following chapter, we give more details about the protagonists.

Summary of the Story

The Apocalyptic events and their protagonists are represented symbolically and intermixed, in a disorderly manner, in order to be understood only at the opening of the small Book. Here are the protagonists and a summary of the story.

The protagonists allied to the Antichrist


When Jesus first came He chained the devil:

“Now sentence is being passed on this world; now the prince of this world is to be driven out”, Jesus had said (John 12,31).

The Revelation predicts the release of the devil after one thousand symbolic years:

“Then I saw an Angel (Jesus) come down from Heaven…He overpowered the Dragon, Satan, and chained him up for a thousand years…When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to lead astray all the nations, Gog and Magog, and mobilize them for war…They came swarming over the entire country and be besieged the camp of saints, which is the beloved City” (Revelation 20,1-9).

The devil, after having been chained by the Christ, is liberated from the Abyss by the Antichrist, the Beast, whose symbol is the Star (of David). The Revelation says:

“Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from Heaven onto the earth (the fallen Beast), and the angel was given the key of the Abyss (the hell). When he unlocked the shaft of the Abyss, smoke rose out of the Abyss like the smoke of a huge furnace so that the sun and the sky were darkened…” (Revelation 9,1-2).

This is of course the Sun of Justice and Truth. It is the spiritual Light switched off on earth. That is why “the sun will be darkened” (Revelation 6,12 / Matthew 24,29). The complicity between Satan and the Beast is perfect. The latter frees the devil who in turn, brings it back to the “Promise Land”. The Christ rejects the collaboration with the devil. The Antichrist, on the contrary, searches for it. The satanic clan, thus formed, is sustained by the second Beast with the aim of implanting the Beast in Palestine to found a Zionist kingdom. This is against the explicit Will of God (see 1 Samuel 8 and the text “The Tragedy of Jesus”).

The Beast

A “Beast” existed in the past, it existed no more in 95 A.D., when the Revelation was written. John sees it returning in the future for a short time, but to disappear forever:

“Then I saw a Beast emerge from the sea: it had seven heads and ten horns with a coronet on each of its ten horns… (Revelation 13,1)…Its number is 666… (Revelation 13,18)…This Beast you have seen was once alive (in the past, before 95 A.D.) and is alive no longer (in 95 A.D.) it is yet to come up from the Abyss, but only to go to its destruction (Revelation 17,8)…Never to be seen again” (Revelation 18,21).

Israel is the only State which existed in the past (before 95 A.D.) as a Kingdom, and which did not exist in the year 95 A.D., having been destroyed by Titus in 70 A.D.

Under Solomon, this Kingdom had reached the apex of its glory to become the famous Solomonian Empire: “The weight of gold received annually by Solomon amounted to 666 talents of gold…” (1 King 10,14 / 2 Chronicles 9,13). To discover the Beast’s identity, we must compare its “number 666″ to the weight of gold (666 talents) received by Solomon. The Beast dreams of re-establishing the Solomonian Empire, the “Great Israel”, with the number “666” becoming its symbol. One must notice that the Beast’s number is a “number of human being” (Revelation 13,18), which means that this Beast is the symbol of a human group.

666, symbol of the Beast and “the Great Israel”

In 587 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar put, for the first time, an end to the Jewish kingdom. This Kingdom was then re-established by the Romans in 37 B.C., with Herod the Great as king. Jesus announces the near end of this second Israeli kingdom: “His disciples came up to Him to draw his attention to the Temple buildings. He said to them in reply, ‘You see all these? In truth I tell you, not a single stone here will be left on another: everything will be pulled down” (Matthew 24,1-2). In fact, Rome, who had re-established the Kingdom in Israel, had put an end to it a second time a hundred years later. By destroying Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 A.D., Titus, the Roman General, without his knowing, accomplished Jesus’ prophecy. The Revelation predicts the return of the Beast, a third time, but to go to its destruction forever: “Never to be seen again” (Revelation 18,21 / 19,19-21).

The power of the Beast

During its third appearance, The Beast returns to the world armed by a great power conferred by “the Dragon” and its ally “the second Beast” (Revelation 13,11):

“The Dragon had handed over to it his own power and his throne and his immense authority” (Revelation 13,2).

We must underline that it’s Satan -and not God- who supports the Beast, and that it’s still he who gathers his subjects from “the four quarters of the earth” in Palestine (Revelation 20,7-8).

“Then I saw a second Beast, emerging from the ground…and he exercised all the power of the first Beast on its behalf…” (Revelation 13,11-17).

The “wound” of the Beast

The Beast has been fatally wounded at the head, but its deadly wound had been healed: “One of its heads seemed to have had a fatal wound, but this deadly injury had healed” (Revelation 13,3).

This deadly injury is the symbol of the two destructions undergone by Israel in the past, and it also evokes Hitler’s crime. The prophet Jeremiah had used this expression at the time of Jerusalem’s destruction by Nebuchadnezzar:

“May my eyes shed tears, night and day, unceasingly, since the daughter of my people has sustained a fearsome wound” (Jeremiah 14,17).

The Beast, healed from its fatal wound, reappears glorious, powerful, seducing and well supported by its allies: the “Dragon” and the “second Beast”. The whole world admires Israel’s “resurrection”.

The Beast’s power of seduction

The whole world admires this healed Beast who reappears with such glory and power. Everybody declares that none is able to fight against it:

“The whole world had marveled and followed the Beast…They prostrated themselves in front of the Beast, saying: ‘Who can compare with the Beast? Who can fight against it?’ (Revelation 13,3-4)… And the people of the world, whose names have not been written since the beginning of the world in the Book of Life, will be marvelled when they see how the Beast was (once in the past), and is no more (alive in 95 A.D.)…” (Revelation 17,8)

Indeed, no one claims to be able to defeat the State of Israel. The great power of this small State spreads on several important plans (military, social, media, finances, international lobbies, etc…). This gives it an international empire which intimidates and paralyses the majority of men. Willingly or not, the world follows the Israeli policy. Even the Vatican does not dare to oppose it, or even to witness for Jesus as the Messiah in front of its power. No one expects the tragic end Israel will undergo, an end prophesied by the Revelation.

Duration and fall of the Beast

The Beast is given to triumph for a symbolic period of “42 months”, to settle itself, for the war, on all the expanse of Palestine, and to occupy Jerusalem, before disappearing suddenly (Revelation 11,2):

“The gentiles (the Beast’s people) will trample on the Holy City (Jerusalem) for forty-two months”.

They are considered “Gentiles” (pagans) because of their refusal of Jesus.

“When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to lead astray all the nations (the gentiles above mentioned)…Gog and Magog (symbol of the pagans), and mobilise them for war (not for peace: “shalom”)… They came swarming over the entire country (Jewish settlements) and besieged the camp of the saints, which is the beloved City (Jerusalem). But fire rained down on them from heaven and consumed them” (Revelation 20,7-9).

The Zionist Jews, false Jews according to Revelation 2,9 / 3,9, pushed by Satan, not by God, came to Palestine from the four quarters of the world. They rushed there “seduced” by the myth of the “Promised Land”. They settled there, by making war, not peace, on all the expanse of the country until Jerusalem which they proclaimed as their capital. John foresaw the certain and sudden destruction of the State of Israel in the form of “a fire rained down on them from heaven”.

The Other Beast (The Ten Kings)

After the first Beast, John saw “another Beast”, which works to establish the empire of the first Beast by imposing it by all means to all nations,. This second Beast is also called “the False Prophet” (Revelation 19,20), because it speaks in favour of the first Beast and prophesies falsely its success (the true prophecy, on the contrary, predicted its defeat). It is also represented by the “ten horns” upon the heads of the first Beast, which represent the “ten kings” at its service:

“Then I saw a second Beast… it exercised all the power of the first Beast on its behalf…it was allowed to have anyone who refused to worship the image of the Beast was put to death…it made illegal for anyone to buy or sell anything unless he has been branded with the name of the Beast” (Revelation 13,11-17).

“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet been given their royal power, but will have royal authority only for a single hour in association with the Beast. They are all of one mind in putting their strength and their powers at the Beast’s disposal” (Revelation 13,1 / 17,3 and 17,12-13).

“But the Beast was taken prisoner, together with the false prophet who had worked miracles on the Beast’s behalf…” (Revelation 19,20) “…Then the Devil who led them astray, was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur, where the Beast and the false prophet are…” (Revelation 20,10).

One must underline that these ten kings appear at the same time as the Beast. The unconditional support of the U.S.A. to Israel reveals the identity of the second Beast. The “ten kings” are the ten U.S.A. presidents since the foundation of Israel in 1948, from Truman to Clinton who is the tenth: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton.

George W. Bush Jr is the eleventh, yet one of the ten previous ones, by his father, whose name identical to his, is among the ten.

Without these ten kings of America, Israel could have never existed or survived…

Finally however, disappointed by their deeds, the “ten kings” (from the kingdom of the eleventh: Bush Jr) and the Beast itself will destroy Israel, by hitting its heart “Jerusalem”. It will be a kind of auto-destruction: “But the ten horns and the Beast will turn against the Prostitute (Jerusalem)… and burn the remains in the fire” (Revelation 17,16). When this will happen, we’ll better understand how the living Christ will destroy the Antichrist.

The Prostitute is “the woman riding a scarlet Beast” (Revelation 17,3-5). John explains that “the woman you saw is that Great City (Jerusalem) which has authority over all the rulers on earth” (Revelation 17,18). She rules on the “10 kings” and, through them, on the other heads of States and their armies. John saw her “split into three parts”: Jewish, Christian and Muslim (Revelation 16,19), putting an end to the Zionist dream.

“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus” (Revelation 17,6)

Those who collaborate with the Beast have their names struck off from the Book of Eternal Life; the chosen ones are those who fight it:

“All people of the world will worship it, that is, everybody whose name has not been written down since the foundation of the world in the sacrificial (by the crucifixion) Lamb’s (Jesus’) Book of Life” (Revelation 13,8-9).

“In the arms of this father drunk of sorrow, a palestinian child victim of Israeli violence” (Photo Reuters – L’Orient le Jour – 05.20.2004)

The protagonists allied to the Christ

“The Rider”

The Rider of Revelation is Jesus, the “Word of God; in uprightness he judges and makes war” against the Antichrist, the Beast of the Revelation and its allies:

“And now I saw heaven open, and a white horse appear; its Rider was called Trustworthy and True; in uprightness he judges and makes war…the name written on Him was known only to Himself (Palestinian), his cloak was soaked in blood (the blood of the Beast’s martyrs). He is known by the name, The Word of God. Behind Him, dresses in linen of dazzling white, rode the armies of Heaven (Hezb Allah, etc…) on white horses” (Revelation 19,11-16).

This mysterious name “known only to Himself” means that Jesus will assume a new appearance, known only by Himself and by those to whom He wants to reveal Himself (Revelation 3,12). This is how He comes back “like a thief” (Revelation 3,4 and 16,15 / 1 Thessalonians 5,4 / 2 Peter 3,10).

“The Woman”

In the middle of the Book of Revelation a radiant Woman appears:

“Now a great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Revelation 12,1)

This Woman is Mary, the Messiah’s Mother:

“The Woman was delivered of a boy, the son (Jesus) who was to rule all the nations with an iron scepter” (Revelation 12,5)

The devil wages war against the Woman and her children:

“As soon as the Dragon found himself hurled down to the earth (with the “star” of Revelation 9,1), he sprang in pursuit of the Woman, the Mother of the male Child… (Revelation 12,13)…Then the Dragon was enraged with the Woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, who obey God’s commandments and have in themselves the witness of Jesus (against the Beast)” (Revelation 12,17)

This Woman, the Virgin Mary, appeared in La Salette (France) in 1846 to denounce the treason of the clergy and to announce the near appearance of the Antichrist supported by the 10 kings. She has also predicted the coming of the Beast (see the text “La Salette”). Mary appeared again in Fatima (Portugal) in 1917, to warn the world against the Apocalyptic cataclysms, leaving to the Popes the task to reveal a secret in 1960. They never revealed it.

The Pope John-Paul II pretended having revealed it in the summer 2000, but this secret remains hidden by the Vatican mafia. We think this secret warns the world against the Antichrist and his infiltration in the Vatican itself. The Virgin had explicitly revealed, in La Salette, that the Antichrist should be born “of a religious Hebrew woman” (Zionism), and that “his father will be Bishop” (Israeli-Christian collaboration). She had also revealed there that “Rome will lose the faith and become the siege of the Antichrist”. However, the secret of Fatima reveals to the world the identity of the Antichrist. The Pope did not have the courage to do so. Jesus Himself unmasked His Enemy by revealing the identity of the Beast on May 13th 1970.

The apparition of the Virgin in our time is an undeniable Apocalyptic sign.

The “Two Witnesses”

God will arouse His “two witnesses” to prophesy against the Beast. It will triumph over them and kill them. The world will rejoice and welcome their killing:

“I shall send my two witnesses to prophesy (against the Beast)…The Beast that comes out of the Abyss is going to make war on them and overcome them and kill them… The people of the world are glad about it and celebrate the event by giving presents to each other, because these two prophets have been a plague to the people of the world” (Revelation 11,3-10).

Accused of “terrorists”, the two witnesses of God are attacked by the whole world. These “two witnesses” are two peoples: the Palestinians and the Lebanese, especially from south Lebanon, who fight against the Beast, not those who collaborate and submit. These two categories of men are mentioned elsewhere in the Revelation: St. John saw “the souls of all the people (the Palestinians, the 1st Witness) who had been killed on account of the Word of God, for witnessing to it (this witnessing is the resistance against Israel). They shouted in a loud voice (with all their hearts), ‘Holy, True Master, how much longer will you wait before you pass sentence and take vengeance for our death…?’. God answers by telling them “to be patient a little longer, until the roll was completed of their fellow-servants and brothers (the Lebanese, the 2nd Witness) who were still to be killed as they had been” (Revelation 6,9-11).

These two witnesses “have the power to lock up the sky so that it does not rain as long as they are prophesying; they have the power to turn water into blood and strike the whole world with any plague as often as they like…” (Revelation 11,6).

The meaning of these symbolical verses is the following: these two witnesses have the power to stop, by their military action, any “peace process” done at their disadvantage (which is a “false peace” as the Holy Virgin said at La Salette). Indeed, “sky” and “rain” symbolize peace and prosperity blocked by the resistance of the two witnesses against the Beast.

The “power to turn water (of baptism) into blood” means that their bloodshed by resisting to the Beast is a testimony for Jesus which is worth a baptism, not by water, but by blood (baptism of Fatima). God even consider them “crucified” like Jesus: “The Beast that comes out of the Abyss is going to make war on them and overcome them and kill them…in which (Jerusalem) their Lord (the Christ) was crucified” (Revelation 11,7-8). This baptism by blood makes them disciples of Jesus, since He is their Lord.

The “Angel” of the Revelation

This “Angel” sent from Heaven is a man, as it has been already explained in chapter one.

When the Beast appeared, Jesus revealed the Apocalyptic mystery to his “Angel”. He then sends him with “in his hands a Small Scroll Unrolled” (Revelation 10,1-2) to explain its contents: “Do not keep the prophecies in this Book a secret, because the Time is close” (Revelation 22,10).

One characteristic of this messenger is that he comes from the East (in relation to Patmos); he is therefore an Oriental. In fact, John said: “Then I saw another angel rising where the sun rises (the East), carrying the Seal of the living God…” (Revelation 7,2).

It is from the East, from Lebanon, that this man is sent to explain to men the content of this Book. There, the Messiah has revealed to him the Mystery of the Revelation. The “Seal of the Living God” is this “Small Book” itself. Those who believe this Message are automatically “marked”, chosen by God. This selection of the chosen ones is done before the great universal cataclysm (nuclear war) that will put an end to the two Beasts’ world hegemony:

“…He (the Angel) called in a powerful voice to the four angels…’Wait before you do any damage on land or at sea or to the trees until we have put the Seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God” (Revelation 7,2-3).

Jesus had already predicted this frightful day which precedes His Return and will change the face of the world:

“…on earth nations in agony…man fainting away with terror and fear at what menaces the world (the nuclear weapons threaten the whole world)…and then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with Power and great Glory”, but furthermore He immediately hastened to reassure his people, those who are marked by the Seal of the Living God: “When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand” (Luke 21,25-27).

Reasons of Hermetism: The sealed Prophecy explained in due Time

The Revelation has remained a Book hermetically secret for many reasons. The main reason is that the prophecies therein had not yet been accomplished. Indeed, every prophecy can be well understood only after its historical accomplishment. Thus, the prophecies of the Old Testament about the Messiah’s Advent could be understood in details only after Jesus had come. For example, no one expected that the Messiah would have been put to death by those who so eagerly waited for him. Even chapter 53 of Isaiah, speaking of the Messiah put to death by his people, was incomprehensible before Jesus’ crucifixion.

Likewise, the Apocalyptic prophecies about the Beast were totally obscure. When it appeared, then Jesus Himself intervened to clarify the prophecies by which it has been announced. Without this divine intervention these prophecies would have remained hermetically secret.

In the past, Jesus had appeared after his Resurrection to two disciples on their way to Emmaus, “Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the Scriptures that were about Himself (Luke 24,27)…He then opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them: ‘So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'” (Luke 24,45-46). Now had Jesus not explained the prophecies about Him to His disciples, their spirits – and indeed our own too – would not have been opened “to understand the Scriptures”. Likewise, had Jesus not explained the Revelation, this “small Book” would have remained inaccessible to our minds.

About the biblical prophecies, St. Peter says:

“We must recognize that the interpretation of scriptural prophecy is never a matter for the individual. For no prophecy ever came from human initiative. When people spoke for God it was the holy Spirit that moved them” (2 Peter 1,20-21).

The explanation of the Revelation given here, we must underline it, is not a “private interpretation”, but a divine revelation made by Jesus Himself. If the Revelation, before May 13th 1970, was still obscure, it was because the Holy Spirit had not yet explained it; men had tried to explain it by their personal initiative. They were not sent by God.

Two reasons have contributed to keep the secret of the Revelation hermetically closed for so long:

1. The Apocalyptic prophecies were not yet accomplished: Many people, regarding these prophecies, have been “searching out the time and circumstances for which the Spirit of Christ…was revealing to them…”, as said Peter (1 Peter 1,11), but all these human researches have remained fruitless, because neither “the time” nor “the circumstances” were yet fulfilled. Since 1948, when the Beast appeared, the Apocalyptic time and circumstances have become evident in the world. So the Christ appeared, on May 13th 1970, to explain their spiritual dimension by opening the “Small Book”.

2. The Apocalyptic text presents the events in a particularly complicated manner. This has kept its message perfectly secret, even after the Beast’s return. If Jesus had not given “the Key”, the Revelation would have remained hermetic because of the three following factors:

  1. The entanglement between events and protagonists
  2. The different repetitions of the same story
  3. The different symbols for a same reality

The entanglement

The events and the protagonists are entangled, mixed up, they do not appear in an organized manner or by the order of their appearance. While reading the Revelation, one must not expect a logical succession in the related events. The entanglement between protagonists and events is such that one looses the thread of ideas. The Beast, for example, is mentioned shortly and swiftly in chapter 11,7 – in only one passage – without previous presentation, as if the reader was supposed to know its identity. Thus, it goes completely unnoticed. A long mentioning of it is then made in chapters 13 and 17, where it is presented in details, pointing out its ferocious character, its pre-existence, its disappearance, and, finally, its reappearance with strength in a vaguely, symbolically indicated place, before disappearing forever. But again, to understand all this, one must have “the Key”. It’s with the explanation given by Jesus that one can, with patience, gather the pieces of the Apocalyptic “puzzle” together, each piece in its proper place. Without this “Key”, the reader gets lost in the confusing labyrinth of this Book.

The different repetitions

The story of the same event is repeated in different ways. Such was the case, in the book of Genesis, of the two dreams of the Pharaoh interpreted by Joseph: the dream of the “seven ears of corn” and the one of the “seven cows”. Both dreams had the same meaning and announced seven years of famine following seven years of good harvest. Joseph explained to Pharaoh that “the reason why Pharaoh had the same dream twice is that the event is already determined by God, and God will shortly bring it about” (Genesis 41,17-32).

In the Revelation, likewise, there is a repetition under different symbols, because God has inexorably decided to act against the Beast at the time of its return, and He will destroy it forever, once for all..

  1. A first presentation of the events runs from chapter 4 to chapter 8,1: The Lord is on his Throne to judge humanity by a Book closed by 7 seals He holds in his hand. In chapter 5, the Lamb (Jesus) comes forward to take the Book (Revelation 5,7), and in chapter 6, He breaks the seals, one after the other. Four horses (they represent the Beast) appear with their riders to provoke war and famine (Revelation 6,1-8). Two witnesses of God are killed by theses four riders “under the altar” (Revelation 6,9-11). Finally, God answers the prayers of these martyrs (Revelation 6,9) and expresses His anger against the Beast (Revelation 6,12-17). After its fall, a new era will start in the world (Revelation 21 & 22).
  2. A second presentation of the same story follows immediately with different symbols. It goes from chapter 8,2 up to the end of chapter 9. Here the 7 seals are replaced by 7 trumpets held by 7 angels.

    Between this second presentation and the third that follows, from chapter 10 to chapter 15, 4 of the protagonists of the Story appear in mixed up symbols: The Angel, the two Witnesses, the Dragon, the Woman, the Beast, the other Beast, the Chosen Ones.

  3. A third presentation of these events is repeated from chapter 15,5 up to chapter 16. The symbolism still differs from the previous ones: there are 7 Angels with 7 cups filled with God’s anger.

Every seal that is broken, every trumpet that is blown and every cup that is emptied on earth are the same events repeated under different symbols.

The different symbols

The same protagonists are presented under different symbols:

The Beast of chapters 13 and 17 is also represented by:

  • The four devastating horses (Revelation 6,1-7)
  • The mountain (of Zion) hurled into to the sea (Revelation 8,8)
  • The star (of David) that falls from heaven onto the earth (Revelation 9,1)
  • The “Gentiles who will trample on the Holy City” (Revelation 11,2)
  • “Babylon the Great” (Revelation 18,2)
  • The “nations” (pagans), “Gog and Magog” gathered from the four quarters of the earth to Jerusalem, the “Beloved City” (Revelation 20,7)

The most difficult symbols to understand – this needs attention – are in chapter 17,9-11: The “seven heads (of the Beast) are seven hills” on which the great prostitute is sitting (Jerusalem is upon seven hills: Mount Zion, Mount Moreah etc…Revelation 17,9). They are also the “seven kings” (Revelation 17,10). These kings represent Israel past history as a kingdom: the 5 kings who have already gone represent the Beast that “was”. The one still existing represents the Jews who were striving secretly to re-establish the Israeli kingdom under the Roman Empire. Paul names this “the mystery of wickedness already at work” (2 Thessalonians 2,7). The seventh king “is yet to come; once here, he must stay for a short while” represents the Beast returning in the world “for a short while…at the same time the eighth and one of the seven”. Israel, returning, but not as a kingdom like in the past, is “at the same time the eighth and one of the seven”, because it represents those past Israeli “seven kings” and it embodies the whole Israeli History. The Israelis still hope to restore the Kingdom of David and the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem: they still keep on proclaiming Jerusalem as King David’s City.

This variety of symbols applies also to the numbers:
The “42 months” (Revelation 11,2) are the “1260 days”: 42 months= 1260 days (Revelation 11,3 / 12,6).

This same period is called “a time, and two times and half a time” (Revelation 12,14).
More explanations are given in the following chapter.

Explanation of Numbers and Symbols

The number “666”

666 talents of gold

We have already seen that the number “666”, number of the Beast, indicates the 666 talents of gold that Solomon perceived annually from the neighbouring countries (1 Kings 10,14 / 2 Chronicles 9,13). Today Israel dreams of having in its vaults such an annual income which equals about 17,000 kgs of gold (17 tons!) Such a wealth, pouring into Israel from the Arabs (oil etc…) would not only sustain considerably Israel’s economy, but it would also mean Israel’s total moral control upon the Arabic countries…and upon the whole world. The number 666 symbolizes the Zionist ambitions: the Great Israel.

Symbol of failure

The digit 6 is the symbol of failure. It’s the doom of the 6 branches Star, symbol of Israel. Prophetically speaking, the number 6 is the symbol of the Evil and imperfection, in contrast with the digit 7, which is the symbol of Good and perfection. When Jesus asks to forgive “7 times or 77 times” (Matthew 18,21), it has to be understood that forgiveness must be fully granted to those who ask for it sincerely, not only 7 times in number, but quite beyond this, up to the symbolism of the digit 7, which means to forgive perfectly, with all one’s heart. Likewise, the “7 seals” of the Book mean that its secret is perfectly guarded. The “7 horns of the Lamb” indicate that He is Almighty, and his “7 eyes” express his perfect insight of the souls (Revelation 5,6).

In the context of the Revelation, the digit 6, one degree below 7, is therefore the symbol of a failed, vain work, which ends up in the eternal torment, instead of leading to the everlasting Rest of the “7th Day”. God has created the Universe in 6 days, but “He rested on the Seventh day” (Genesis 2,2). The man who is placed under the sign of “7” enters into God’s Rest. St. Paul says that the “Seventh Day’s rest” is reserved to Jesus’ disciples. He therefore invites the recalcitrant Jews to believe in Jesus: “None of you must think that he has come too late (to God’s Rest)…There must still be, therefore, a seventh-day rest reserved for God’s people (Jesus disciples)…Let us, then, press forward to enter this place of rest” (Hebrews 4,1-11).

Jesus Himself invites everybody to enter this Rest: “Come to Me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest…Shoulder my yoke and learn from me…and you will find rest for your souls…” (Matthew 11,28-29). We pray that the Jews answer to this invitation of the Messiah. They will then understand that the Zionist plan does not lead to peace or security and that the only true Rest lies on the faith in Jesus. Those who refuse to go to Him are condemned by themselves to an eternal exhaustion; they are marked by the devil’s seal: the “6”: they will never reach the “seventh day” eternal Rest. This is why God says in the Revelation (Revelation 14,11):

“The smoke of their torture will rise forever and ever. There will be no respite, night or day, for those who worship the Beast or its image”

As for those who fight against the Beast, they are the ones who, perhaps without knowing it, practice the “perseverance in the Saints who keep the commandments of God and faith in Jesus” (Revelation 14,12). They will be introduced into God’s rest forever:

“Blessed are those who die in the Lord! Blessed indeed, the Spirit says; now they can rest for ever after their work, since their good deeds go with them” (Revelation 14,13)

The alliance between the three protagonists of evil

The triple repetition of the digit 6 (666) represents the alliance of the three protagonists of evil: “the Dragon”, “the Beast”, and “the second Beast”. These three allies are marked by the digit 6 and they are united in one only number: 666, because they work together to establish the Empire of the Beast. On one hand, “the Dragon had handed over to it his own power and his throne and his immense authority” (Revelation 13,2), and on the other, the second Beast also “exercised all the power of the first beast on its behalf” (Revelation 13,11-12), with its “ten kings, who are all of one mind in putting their strength and their powers at the beast’s disposal” (Revelation 17,12-13). It really is an evil tripartite alliance.

The newspapers of the world report continually that the chiefs of the two Beasts keep travelling around the world to gather the kings of the whole world – and particularly the Arab Leaders – to convince them to join the American position and to impose peace with Israel. This “false peace” will end up by a war symbolically called “Arm Megiddo”. John said: “I saw three foul spirits come; they looked like frogs and in fact were demon spirits… going out to all the kings of the world to call them together for the war of the Great Day of God the Almighty…They called the kings together at the place called, in Hebrew, Armageddon” (Revelation 16,13). The Revelation underlines that this name is in Hebrew. In this language it means Mountain of Megiddo (Ar, in Hebrew, means the mountain). Megiddo, near Haifa, is the place where the Israeli troops were totally defeated by the Egyptians in 609 B.C. (2 Kings 23, 28-30 / 2 Chronicles 35,19-25). There, in Megiddo, the Pharaoh Necho killed the king Josiah in whom the Israelis had put all their hopes. This was the beginning of the fall of Israel. Indeed, about twenty years later, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, invaded Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple of Solomon, putting an end, for the first time, to the Israeli kingdom. Since then, Megiddo has become the symbol of defeat and of extermination of Israel. God reserves a new Megiddo, as big as a mountain (ar), to the Beast…and its allies.

The “42” months

“The Beast was allowed to be active for 42 months” (Revelation 13,5), “the gentiles (the Beast) will trample on the Holy City (Jerusalem) for 42 months” (Revelation 11,2). This means that the Beast and the pagans (or gentiles) are the same. However God will raise against them his “two witnesses to prophesy for 1260 days” (Revelation 11,3). This means that God’s two witnesses will prophesy against the Beast during the whole period in which it will occupy Palestine, because the “42 months” equal “1260 days” (42 x 30).

During this same period, the “Woman”, symbol of the Apocalyptic Apostles, flees “away from the Serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after (by the Apocalyptic Message) for a time, two times and half a time (three times and a half)” (Revelation 12,14). These three times and a half are the “42 months”, or “1260 days”, equal to three years and a half. This same period is still symbolized by “three days and a half” (Revelation 11,9), the period of persecution of God’s two Witnesses, whose “corpses are exposed to be stared at by people of every race, tribe, language and nation for three-and-a-half days” (Revelation 11,9). Televisions have shown “to all peoples” the Palestinians and Lebanese victims persecuted by Israel. They were, and still are killed, imprisoned, expelled from their demolished homes and territories to be replaced by Jewish settlers.

Since the prophet Daniel, the period of “three times and half a time” has become the symbolic duration of all injustice and persecution in general (see Daniel 7,25).

This period, presented differently each time in the Revelation, misleads the reader and contributes in making it impossible for anyone to understand the text. Here the explanation: The Beast must occupy Palestine for “42 months”. During this time, which equals “1260 days”, God’s “Two Witnesses” resist it, and the Apostles of the Revelation, the children of the “Woman”, are chosen and isolated in a place like “a desert”, to “be looked after” with the Book of the Revelation (Revelation 12,14). They are invited “to take” this Book from the Angel’s hand who holds it open, and to “eat it in order to be able to prophesy AGAIN”, with the Two Witnesses, “against many different nations and countries and languages and kings” allied to the Beast (Revelation 10,8-10).

The “horns”

The horns symbolize power. Satan appears in the Revelation in the shape of a “huge red (furious) Dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet” (Revelation 12,3). The Beast also has “seven heads and ten horns, with a coronet on each of its ten horns, and its heads were marked with blasphemous titles” (Revelation 13,1).

An important detail passes unnoticed: the Beast has “seven heads and ten horns” with crowns not on its heads, but on “its ten horns”, symbol of the “ten kings”, who put their power at the Beast’s disposal. As for the Dragon, he bears his crowns on “each of the seven heads”, because he draws his power from himself. He is the crowned king of Evil.

The “4 horses” and their riders

The 4 horses of chapter 6,1-7 are the one and only entity: the Beast. They oppose the “4 Living Creatures” around the throne (Revelation 4,6-8) who represent the 4 Evangelists. Each Evangelist allows one of the 4 horses to come to the world with its rider by shouting: ‘Come!’. The 4 Christ’s Evangelists have given life to the world. On the contrary, the power given to these 4 riders is “to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague and through wild beasts” (Revelation 6,8). These wild animals are the two Beasts of the Revelation, allowed to “come” to test men.

The Apocalyptic weapons

St. John saw three types of weapons which did not exist at his time: the airplanes, the bombs and the tanks. These Apocalyptic weapons are the Beast’s strength.

The “locusts” (planes and helicopters)

John saw strange war “locusts” appearing. They are the airplanes and helicopters:

“…out of the smoke dropped locusts onto the earth…These locusts looked like horses armoured for battle (they are war weapons)…their faces looked human (they are conducted by men)…They had body-armour like iron breastplates (the plane’s metallic body), and the noise of their wings sounded like the racket of chariots with many horses charging (the noise of the engines placed in the planes’ wings)” (Revelation 9,3-11)

The air battles are an utterly new dimension of war and indicate the Apocalyptic times. War planes are Israel’s major military power, given by the U.S.A.

Israeli aircrafts

The “great hailstones” (modern bombs)

The bombs are represented by the “great hailstones” predicted by the Revelation, and that have never been seen before in the world. Each stone weighs “a talent” (the size of modern bombs). These dreadful hailstones cause terrible disaster on earth: “And hail, with great hailstones weighing a talent each, fell from the sky on the people… it was the most terrible plague” (Revelation 16,21).

Israeli missiles

This disastrous hail appears at the same time as the war “locusts”. Napalm and nuclear bombs, fragmentation bombs notably, used by the 2 Beasts and their allies are a powerful weapon against those who resist them. This plague has been announced by the prophecies to signal the Apocalyptic times.

The “horses” (the tanks)

John said: “In my vision I saw the horses (tanks) and their riders with their breastplates of flame colour, hyacinth-blue and sulphur-yellow; the horses had lions’ heads, and fire, smoke and sulphur were coming from their mouths (canons and machine guns on the tanks)” (Revelation 9,17).

Israeli tank

The prophecies about the Apocalyptic weapons could not be understood before the predicted weapons appeared, such arsenal being unthinkable at John’s time, and, indeed up to the beginning of the XX century.

The geographical place

Palestine is the principal centre of the Apocalyptic events. Two texts draw our attention toward this country and especially towards Jerusalem, the “Holy City” and the “Beloved City”. There the Beast’s appearance has been prophesized:

“The gentiles will trample on the Holy City for 42 months” (Revelation 11,2)

“Satan leads astray all the nations in the four quarters of the earth…for war…They came swarming over the entire Country (Israeli settlements on the whole expanse of Palestine), and besieged the Camp of the Saints, which is the Beloved City (Jerusalem, particularly longed for by Israel as the capital)” (Revelation 20,7-9).

The country where Satan gathers his men is recognizable by the mention of the “Beloved City”.

The characteristics of the Beast

  1. It existed in the past, it has disappeared and it must reappear.
  2. It reappears in Palestine with power and it seems invincible.
  3. It had a fatal wound from which it has been healed.
  4. It has a great international power.
  5. It represents a group of men.
  6. A powerful nation supports it and imposes it to the world.
  7. It appears with airplanes, bombs and tanks.
  8. It will cause shedding of much innocent blood.
  9. It denies that Jesus is the Christ.
  10. It will be destroyed by the Arm Megiddo war.

The appearance, in 1948, in Palestine, of the State of Israel supported by the U.S.A., a State formed by Jewish colons who came from the four corners of the earth, to settle on the whole extent of the country to proclaim Jerusalem as Capital, is a sign that the Apocalyptic Time has come.

After the Fall

The Restoration: a new Heaven and Earth

After the definite fall of the Beast, God will inaugurate a new era in the world. John saw “a New Heaven and a new Earth” (Revelation 21,1), and said that: “Then the One sitting on the Throne spoke. ‘Look, I am making the whole of creation new” (Revelation 21,5). This New Universe had already been prophesized by St Peter: “What we are waiting for, relying on His promises, is the New Heavens and the New Earth, where uprightness will be at home” (2 Peter 3,13). (See text: “The Universal Restoration”).

This is the story of the Revelation explained simply and methodically. It was not revealed to John in this clear and continuous manner, because God intended to keep the content secret (Revelation 5,1 and 10,4) until the moment of the Beast’s appearance, at the eve of Christ’s Return. He will then send his messenger to explain everything: “Do not keep the prophecies of this Book a secret, because the time (of Jesus’ Return) is close” (Revelation 22,10). This secrecy was desired by God “to put the people of the world to the test” before Jesus’ Return (Revelation 3,10-11).

In this way the Christ is now testing men’s hearts: “It is I who test motives and thoughts”, Jesus says (Revelation 2,23). The chosen ones are those who join the side of Justice by fighting with courage and determination against the Beast, even at the cost of their own lives. They establish -by their resistance against the Antichrist- the Kingdom of God and His Messiah on earth:

“Salvation and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the accuser (the Beast), who accused our brothers (the two witnesses) has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word to which they bore witness, because even in the face of death they did not cling to life” (Revelation 12,10-11).

The Revelation relates the story of the return of Israel, the Beast, the Antichrist and its final condemnation. Its fall will demonstrate the power and the glory of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, who’s Kingdom will remain forever.

The Kingdom of God on earth

The seventh trumpet sounds loud to announce God and Jesus’ Kingdom on earth after the fall of the Antichrist:

“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and voices could be heard shouting in Heaven calling, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and his Christ, and He will reign forever and ever” (Revelation 11,15)

The divine Light, after having been switched off by the Dragon and the Beast, will shine again with splendour in the hearts of all those who are thirsty of Love and Truth. They will live with God within themselves and they will be the Temple of God:

“To those who prove victorious I will give some hidden manna and a white stone”, with a new name written on it, known only by the person who receives it” (Revelation 2,17)

* Some Bibles translate “white pebble” instead of “white stone”. “Rock” is the translation of the Greek (the language in which the Revelation has been written) word “psyfon”. Now in Greek this word means “pebble” or “stone”. It should be translated into “stone” (as it is translated in the New Jerusalem Bible, Standard Edition, 1999), because the word “pebble” cannot be used in the construction of a building.

The word “stone” has a prophetic and evangelic resonance, which is not evoked by the word “pebble”. Jesus consecrated this word by saying to Peter: “You are Peter and on this stone I will build my community” (Matthew 16,18). He uses it again in the Revelation to build His immaterial Church of the End of Times. This is not a material building but represents the Apostles of the Revelation, building stones of the Spiritual Temple composed of them and all those who believe in the Apocalyptic message revealed by Jesus to His messenger. These are, indeed, considered as “living stones” of the Spiritual, not material, Temple of the Heavenly Jerusalem, of which Jesus is the “corner stone” (read 1 Peter 2,4-5: “So that you, too, may be living stones…”, 1 Corinthians 3,16 / 6,13-20 / 2 Corinthians 6,16 / Ephesians 2,10)

In the Revelation, Jesus describes the victorious believer as “pillar in the Sanctuary of My God” (Revelation 3,12).

“Then I saw a New Heaven and a New Earth, the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea (death of the soul)…I will give water from the well of Life free to anybody who is thirsty…I will be his God and he will be my son…I could not see any Temple in the City since the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb were themselves the Temple…There will be no night there…” (Revelation 21).

“Let all who are thirsty come: all who want it may have the Water of Life, and have it free” (Revelation 22,17).

Father may your Kingdom come, may your Will be done on earth as in Heaven. Amen!

“Amen; come, Lord Jesus!”

“…Let anyone who can hear, listen what the Spirit is saying to the Churches” (Revelation 2,7)