Eternal faith and beliefs: Christian Belief 3
The Apocalypse, the Book of the Revelation
4. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Go out from her, my people, that you may not share in her sins, and that you may not receive of her plagues. 5. For her sins have reached even to heaven, and the Lord has remembered her iniquities. 6. Render to her as she also has rendered, and give her the double according to her works; in the cup, that she has mixed, mix for her double. 7. As much as she glorified herself and gave herself to wantonness, so much torment and mourning give to her. Because in her heart she says, c I sit a queen, I am no widow, and I shall not see mourning.’ 8. Therefore in one day her plagues shall come, death and mourning and famine; and she shall be burnt up in fire; for strong is God who will judge her."
9. 2 And the kings of the earth who with her committed fornication and lived wantonly will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning, 10. standing afar off for fear of her torments, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city, for in one hour has thy judgment come!"
Dirge of the Merchants
11. And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her; for no one will buy their merchandise any more: 12. merchandise of gold and silver, and precious stones and pearls, and fine linen and purple, and silk and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all vessels of ivory, and all vessels of precious stone, and of brass, and of iron, and of marble, 13. and cinnamon and amomum and spices, and ointment and frankincense, and wine and oil, and fine flour and wheat, and beasts of burden 3 and sheep and horses, and chariots and slaves, and souls of men. 14. And the fruit which was the desire of thy soul departed from thee; and all the fat and splendid things perished from thee, and men will find them nevermore. 15. The merchants of these things, who grew rich by her, will stand afar off for fear of her torments, weeping, and mourning, 16. and saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, which was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and gilded in gold, and precious stone, and pearls; 17. for in one hour riches, so great were laid waste!"
2-Ver. 9-19. This passage does not appear to be an account of a vision but rather a direct prophecy, after the manner of the prophecies of Isaias and Ezechiel concernlng Tyre. Tyre furnishes a type of the vengeance of God upon pride and luxury.
3- Ver. 1.3. Beasts of burden: the Greek has
16 And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character  in their right hand or on their foreheads: … Scripture reference – Rev.: 14:9; 20:4 -Ver. 16. Character (mark): as slaves received a brand or a mark in their flesh, indicating to whom they belonged, so in the spiritual conflict there is on the side of good and of evil a
brand or mark.
spoke of such marks in his own body that proved him a slave of Jesus Christ [Gal. 6, 17]. So the false prophet seeks to, impress a mark on all. What this mark is will be manifested in its time. St. Paul
Rv:16:1 ¶ And I heard a great voice  out of the temple, saying to the seven angels: Go and pour out the seven vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. … Scripture reference – Ps.: 68:25!
2 And the first went and poured out his vial upon the earth. And there fell a sore and grievous wound upon men who had the character of the beast:  and upon them that adored the image thereof. … Scripture reference – Exod.: 9:10; Rev.: 14:9, 11!; 19:20
10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast. And his kingdom became dark: and they gnawed their tongues for pain.
 -Ver. 1. Great (loud) voice: the divine voice from the throne itself. Ver. 2. The plague falls on those who carry the character (mark) of the beast; it resembles the sixth Egyptian plague, the plague of boils. Cf. Ex. 9, 8-12.
8 And another angel followed, saying: That great
 is fallen, is fallen; which made all nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 18:2; Isaiah: 21:9!; Rev.: 17:2; 18:3 Babylon
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice: If any man shall adore the beast and his image and receive his character in his forehead or in his hand, … Scripture reference – Rev.: 16:2; 19:20; 20:4; 13:6
10 He also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mingled with pure wine in the cup of his wrath: and shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 16:19; Ps.: 74:9!
11 And the smoke of their torments, shall ascend up for ever and ever: neither have they rest day nor night, who have adored the beast and his image and whoever receiveth the character of his name. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 19:3; Isaiah: 34:10; Rev.: 13:17; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4Blessedness of the Saints12 Here is the patience of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 13:10; 2:13!; 12:17!; Sir.: 2:21
13 ¶ And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth  now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours. For their works follow them. … Scripture reference – IV Esr.:7:35 -Ver. 8.
Babylon: in the Jewish old testament and the Christian new testament, Babylonwas a synonym for religious harlotry, in this case, . The final fulfillment is taking shape for quite some time now by the forces of Judeo Mason infiltration into Roman ecclesial circles and its concomitant Zionist pillage of Rome . The end of this and the time is known to God. We must quote the Church Fathers and Palestine St. Pauland say that the aim of the antichrist forces is to rebuild the Solomonic temple in and subvert the whole Church into Judaic Apostasy. The faithful must have no part in this and oppose it in every way while staying completely apart from it. Jerusalem
 -Ver. 13. The punctuation of the Vulgate is slightly different: .. . . . those who die in the Lord. Now from henceforth. . . . .. The punctuation of the Greek text, which is supported by some good Vulgate codices is: “…the dead who die in the Lord henceforth.”
D. Flectamus genua.
D. Let us kneel.