A canon that only considers apostles. So why did they think John wasn’t the apostle? The apostle wouldn’t use his name five times. He wouldn’t say lamb more times then Jesus. The Baptist would since he didn’t know Jesus was the Lamb. The apostle knew who “bare record” and Jesus.
A Vision of Daniel
A temple is desolated. What makes a beast a beast? What do they all have in common? The temple. Babylon destroyed the first temple. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third. The Dome of the Rock is the abomination of desolation spoken of by Jesus.
A family to hate. Maybe this is what Francis was thinking when he changed the direction of the John Paul Institute on marriage and family. Do we have to break up the family to get more to follow Jesus? Maybe it is just a test to see who really cares. There is not much left of the family. They are following social justice instead of Jesus.
A Testimony of Jesus Christ
A “bare record”. It was John the Baptist “who bare record”. It was John the Apostle who wrote “to the seven churches”. It was John Chrysostom, “who also am your brother”, who was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing his Vulgate and needed a reliable copy of the Apocalypse. Three Johns.
A purpose was to prepare the way for the first coming. John the Baptist was to introduce the Lamb of God to the world. The word “lamb” can be found 27 times in the Apocalypse. “Jesus” only 12 times. The word “Jesus” could have been added later by John the Apostle who knows John the Baptist knows the Lamb of God.
A desolation. Babylon destroyed the first temple. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third. The four beasts of Daniel. They all messed with the temple. That is what determines a beast in the mind of Daniel. John seems to agree. Jesus mentioned it. What is in the holy place now?
A Testimony Of Jesus Christ
A first coming. The Lamb of God. We are preparing for the second coming. Two thousand years ago John the Baptist was preparing for the first coming. The word lamb is used 27 times in the Apocalypse. John the Apostle knew the seven churches, Jesus, and John the Baptist.
A Tinkling Cymbal
A virtue signalling. A love of life. A chance at eternal life. A first step to loving our neighbor. Life. An appreciation of our gift. Without charity we are a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. Start with your neighbor. Then reach out to “unto all nations”. Pray for guidance and the ability to heal. A true charity. Jesus.
A Necessary Ingredient
A Last Supper. Do this in remembrance of me. Sounds like an important command. How do we remember Jesus? Sunday is the traditional day to do it. The Lord’s day. It is the least we can do. If we can’t do that, what can we do? Work on social justice. It’s the marxist way.
A Marriage Supper Of The Lamb
A supper you don’t want to miss. It is all about the Lamb. The Apocalypse. John the Baptist knew the Lamb but he didn’t know it was Jesus. That is why you see the word “lamb” 27 times and the name “Jesus” only 12 times. John the Apostle knew this and added “Jesus” and the seven churches. Your brother, and companion in tribulation was the third John. Really.