Before the Times of the World and Now – and Then

Before we begin I wish to quote some verses of Scripture which may be a help and guide us as we research further, remembering that the Holy Bible which was given to us by the Catholic Church, and begins with the mysterious words: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth…” (Gn 1:1). Saint John also begins his Gospel with the words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word, the same was in the beginning with God” (Jn 1:1,2).

Before the Times of the World

The obvious question would be where was God before ‘the beginning’, and what happened in that era before ‘the beginning’? Saint Paul alerts us to this ‘eternity’ before ‘the beginning’ by stating: “(God) Who has delivered us and called us by His holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world” (2T 1:9), and again: “…the hope of Life Everlasting, which God, Who lies not, has promised before the times of the world…” (Tt 1:2). Saint Peter gives us more information when he says: “…foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times for you” (1P 1:20). Saint Jude sheds more light about those times: “And the angels who kept not their principality but forsook their own habitation, He has reserved under darkness in everlasting chains, unto the judgment of the great day” (Jude 1:6).

A key to understanding ‘before the times of the world,’ and ‘before the foundation of the world’ is found in the verse “…from the womb before the day star I begot thee” (Ps 109:3). Since the daystar was created at the ‘beginning’ of creation, then it is self evident that there was tremendous activity in the heart of God the Father before this. It is also evident that ‘man’ was not yet made in the physical material sense, then this ‘womb’ had to have a mystical or spiritual significance that transcends our human understanding. Therefore we must seek Divine revelation, help and understanding in order to find the event and meaning of ‘the womb.’ Was it just ‘Jesus’ Who was formed in the womb in eternity? Obviously not as God said to the Prophet Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb of thy mother, I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you” (Jr 1:5). So God, Who formed Jeremiah ‘before’ he entered the womb of his mother, ‘knew him,’ then how did He know him?

There remains one more question which I would like to propose and that is this: Since Jesus Who knew not sin (2Co 5:21), was formed in the womb in eternity, then that womb had to be by definition immaculate. We know that His Mother is Immaculate Mary had to be sinless and it is her womb in which we all were mystically conceived and known therefore by God before the creation of the world. But God, Who is God, knew beforehand that ‘man’ would sin, so He withheld Immaculate Mary from the progeny of Eve, thus making way for the immaculate birth, which birth was totally different from ‘births’ as we know them today. God said to Eve: “I will multiply thy sorrows, and thy conceptions, in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children” (Gn 3:16). Mary did not conceive in sorrow, because She said: “My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because He has regarded the humility of His handmaid, for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed, because He that is mighty has done great things in me, and Holy is His Name” (Lk 1:46-49). Jesus was not born in the pain of childbirth, but came as a ‘light’ and painless through the womb of Mary. He confirmed this: “I am come, a Light into the world, that whosoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness” (Jn 12:46).

In our immaculate state in the heart of God the Father in eternity, did He instruct us about life before He allowed us to enter the womb of our earthly biological mother, or did He just leave us to the love of our parents to be enlightened? My speculative answer is that He did enlighten us before we were placed in the womb of our mother. “God is charity, and he that abides in charity abides in God, and God in him” (1Jn 4:16). This ‘charity’ and ‘love’ is something we are born with and bring into the world. One of the first things we do when we arrive into this world is cry! Why? Because we have left, first the security and comfort of the ‘womb’ in the heart of Father God, and secondly, have left the comfort and security of our mother’s womb, and have arrived in the coldness of the world of man’s passions.

One further thought or question before I continue. Since we were all formed in the heart of God the Father in eternity, did we communicate with each other in our immaculate state? Again I give a speculative answer and say ‘yes’! My reason is that when we watch ‘innocent’ children together at play, they have love one for another and make no distinction as to class, colour, or religion. They just mutual love and joy! It is when they grow older that they learn prejudices and hatred.

And Now
After the ‘times’ before the ‘times of the World’ we come into the ‘now’ when “The Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul” (Gn 2:7). At this time He gave His angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways (Ps 90:11). It is here that we must dig a little deeper as to who and what were ‘angels.’

When God created heaven and earth, He created the heavenlies, that is the angels. In His Divine Order of His creation he assigned duties and functions to the angels, who were organized into Archangels and Angels. To the Archangel Lucifer He assigned duties over the earth. When He told His heavenlies that He was going to make ‘man’ to His own image and likeness, and the angels would assist man to come into the fulness of God. At this command, Lucifer rebelled and declared that He would not serve. This is the crucial moment in which Pride and Disobedience was openly declared. I say openly, because it is my opinion that Lucifer was already growing prideful in himself of the great responsibility given to him by God, and when he was told that he would have to serve an inferior (Hb 2:7), that is ‘man’, he revolted and disobeyed God, the Almighty Creator of Heaven, and earth.

God made man, male and female, to His own image and likeness and placed them in the Garden of Paradise with instructions not to eat the forbidden fruit (Gn 2:17). Knowing these instructions which were given to our first parents, Satan went to work on the pride of Eve, and she fell for his lies, and enticed her husband to do the same (Gn 3:6). In this instant man gave Satan his inheritance, not only of the earth, but also over himself. Now the devil was ‘master’ over man and earth. He worked on the pride of Cain and set the population of earth into two camps, the sons of God, and the sons of men. Gradually the cunning fallen angel tempted the pride, lust and disobedience of fallen man to depart from the ways of the sons of God and join the lax sinful ways of the sons of men. “And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, it repented Him that He had made man on the earth, and being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repents Me that I have made them” (Gn 6:5,6). He found only Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives faithful, and saved them in the ark, but He flooded the earth destroying all therein except for those creatures which He commanded faithful Noah to bring with him on the ark.

When the flood was over, Noah and his family arrived on a purified earth and adored God. But satan went to work to deceive man and tricked him through pride and power to disobey God. Again God called a faithful man Abraham and gave him the promise of inheritance in his seed. This promise was translated through the descendants down to the arrival of Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, Who came to redeem the ‘sons of men’ from the snares of the devil. The ‘sons of men’ did not want to be under God and inherit the gift given to Adam of the entire earth, but desired to have their own ‘kingdom’ in which they would have no king but Caesar (Jn 19:15). They killed the Son of God and declared that: “His blood be upon us and upon our children” (Mt 27:25). Their high priest Caiphas declared: “…that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not” (Jn 11:50).

This ‘nation’ of Pharisees and Sadducees is the Zionists of today. They have set up a control over the entire world which is so complete in evil, transgressing every commandment given to us by Almighty God, that it is now impossible for the few remaining ‘sons of God’ to take back from Satan that which his diabolical followers, the Zionist Jews in conjunction with the Freemasons and the Communists have established. These Zionists (Pharisees and Sadducees whom I will group together with the Freemasons and Communists, for truly they are subdivisions of Zionism), have almost total control over every aspect of life on planet earth. I say ‘almost’ because a remnant is saved and cannot be overcome (Rm 9:27). The sin and evil in the world is rampant. The control of all the governments, taxation, finance, education, religion (through ‘charity tax breaks’), production and all media, is in the hands of the Zionists. Truth is suppressed because the Zionists are liars. Jesus said to the Jews of Lucifer, who is also called Satan, and Devil: “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar, and the father thereof” (Jn 8:44).

The Zionists (Satan) has succeeded in dividing the Church given to us by Jesus Christ into two sections, the Catholic Church (not the ecumenical one), and the Protest church (with some 30,000 sects).  “We know that we are of God and the whole world is seated in wickedness” (1Jn 5:19). There is only one way and one way only that man in this twenty first century can be redeemed out of the hand of the devil (Zionists), and that is by Divine intervention from Heaven. The prayer of the faithful will bring this about (Jm 5:16).

The Defeat of Satan

The first part of the defeat of the devil (Zionism) is the great battle in heaven when the devil and his fallen angels are cast out of the heavens unto the earth (Apoc 12:7-9). I am of the opinion that event has already taken place “…because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child” (Apoc 12:12,13).

The intensity of evils, provoking wars, planned poverty, starvation, famines, family destruction, unjust laws, etc., are so numerous and vile, that it is obvious the devil is cast unto the earth and is directly persecuting Christian values at every level.

The good news is that we are assured of this victory over the Zionists: “Go to now, ye rich men weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver is cankered, and the rust of them shall be for a testimony against you and shall eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up to yourselves wrath against the last days. Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, cries, and the cry of them has entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have feasted upon earth and in riotousness you have nourished your hearts, in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and put to death the Just One, and He resisted you not” (Jm 5:1-5). The true Catholic Church is the only barrier preventing the Zionists from absolute control over the earth including the cosmos. The true Catholic Church which is the Eucharistic Church is the fulfillment of Saint Paul’s prayer for the new creation: ‘May we in all things grow up in Him, Who is the Head (Ep 4:15), walking in newness of life, in the likeness of His resurrection (Rm 6:4,5), to perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ (Ep 4:13).

We said earlier that Satan has succeeded in dividing the Church given to us by Jesus Christ into two sections, the Catholic Church (not the ecumenical one), and the Protest church. There are numerous souls who have been ‘born into’ a church of error and have continued in that church of error until this present day. Our God is a merciful God and gives ear to all people and hears their cry for help, and gives them every opportunity to be saved: “Hear, O Lord, and have mercy, for Thou art a merciful God, and have pity on us for we have sinned before Thee” (Baruch 3:2). The Ark of the Covenant which was taken from the Temple by Jeremiah and hidden in Mount Nebo by the Prophet Jeremiah will be recovered, and shown to the world for those who truly want salvation. Jeremiah said: “The place shall be unknown, till God gather together the congregation of the people, and receive them to mercy” (2M 2:7). The recovery of the Ark will be a miracle of our God, and it will continue as a visible sign of the very power of our God, Who will bring this about.

It will be the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and all those on earth will have the opportunity to come into the truth of God’s Church. This will be the heralding of the death of Zionism. “The expectation of the creature waits for the revelation of the sons of God. “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope. Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groans and travails in pain, even till now. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body” (Rm 8:19-23).

The command is given: “Hurt not the earth nor the sea nor the trees, till we sign the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them that were signed. An hundred forty-four thousand were signed, of every tribe of the children of Israel” (Apoc 7:3,4).

“And I beheld and lo, a Lamb stood upon mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty-four thousand, having His Name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. And they sung as it were a new canticle, before the throne and before the four living creatures and the ancients: and no man could say the canticle, but those hundred forty-four thousand who were purchased from the earth. These are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb” (Apoc 14:1-4).

 

The second part of the defeat of the devil (Zionism) is the armies that are in heaven. “I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true, and with justice does he judge and fight. And his eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many diadems. And he had a name written, which no man knows but himself. And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood. And his name is called: THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and he treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he has on his garment and on his thigh written: King of kings and Lord of lords” (Apoc 19:11-16).

Now I said earlier that the prayer of the just avails much. This prayer brings down from Heaven those armies that are there waiting now for the battle before them. Those armies that are in Heaven are composed of the angels and the saints who have died and gone before us, but also of a number of those saints now living on earth who shall be called up to Heaven, as was St. Paul (2Co 12:2), and instructed in the Kingdom of God authority and power and living. They will be very few in number. I suspect that they will be members of the hierarchy, cardinals and bishops, the extremely few who are faithful to our Eucharistic Christ Jesus, King of All Nations, King of the Universe. There will also be priests and deacons, not many. I believe that the greatest number of those ‘called up’ will be secular. I further suspect that the total number overall shall be the 144,000 who shall reclaim the world from the evil doers: “The saints shall rejoice in glory, they shall be joyful in their beds. The high praises of God shall be in their mouth, and two-edged swords in their hands, to execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people, to bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron. To execute upon them the judgment that is written, this glory is to all His saints. Alleluia” (Ps 149:5-9).

As the first heavens and the first earth were destroyed by water, so too shall this second earth be destroyed by fire: “For this they are wilfully ignorant of: that the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting by the word of God, whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of the ungodly men…But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up…Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the Lord, by which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with the burning heat?…You therefore, brethren, knowing these things before, take heed, lest being led aside by the error of the unwise, you fall from your own steadfastness. Amen” (2P 3:5-7,10,12,17).

Those faithful to Jesus Christ and ALL His teachings will be protected by Him in this Great Tribulation which is soon to be upon us. He will put His mighty hands over each and every faithful member and protect them in the coming day of the Lord.

After the fire and the destruction of the ungodly, the faithful will bury the dead for seven months to cleanse the land (Ez 39:12).

And Then
After this comes the ‘Last Judgement’ and the faithful will hear those glorious words: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mt 25:34). What exceeding joy and happiness!

Then comes the fulfillment of that great promise: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb: and the leopard shall lie down with the kid: the calf and the lion, and the sheep shall abide together, and a little child shall lead them. The calf and the bear shall feed: their young ones shall rest together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp: and the weaned child shall thrust his hand into the den of the basilisk. They shall not hurt, nor shall they kill in all my holy mountain, for the earth is filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the covering waters of the sea” (Is 11:6-9).

So be it. It be so!

What happened before the beginning of the world?

What was God doing before ‘the beginning’ when He created? Jesus said: “Father…Thou hast loved Me before the creation of the world” (Jn 17:24). Why does Saint Peter speak of this same Jesus Christ as “foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world…”? (1P 1:20). How was He ‘foreknown’? Why does Saint Paul speak of promises given to us “before the times of the world”? (2T 1:9; Tt 1:2). What were the promises?

If we start with the first words given to us in Holy Scripture, we will begin to see the intention and the plan of our Creator: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth, and the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God moved over the waters” (Gn 1:1,2).

When God created ‘heaven’ He also created the ‘heavenlies’ that is He created the angels. But before this He created ‘man’ in His Heart, in eternity, as recorded: “The Lord (God the Father) said to my Lord (Jesus Christ) …from the womb (Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ) before the day star (the fallen angel Lucifer) I begot Thee” (Ps 109:1,3). It is here that we see as we look at ‘eternity’ before He created ‘heaven and earth’ we can understand that quite a lot happened in the eternal plan of God before the ‘beginning.’ “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made any thing from the beginning” (Pr 8:22).

Almighty God, the Creator of heaven, heavenlies, and earth, created man in His heart in eternity. This first ‘man’ in His heart was Mary, the Mother of the Son of Man. The Son of Man (Jesus) was begot in her immaculate heart before the angels: “And thou Bethlehem Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda, out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be the ruler in Israel, and His going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity” (Mi 5:2). That is from the days of eternity before the beginning of creation.

It is in the immaculate womb of Mary that all of mankind was conceived in the heart of God the Father, in eternity. “For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman, but all things of God” (1Co 11:12). This conception of ‘all’ was every human being from Adam and Eve and all their generations down to this present day and those who come after us. This is why we call Mary, the Mother of Creation, and Eve “the mother of all the living(Gn 3:20). Mary by this definition would be the mother of Eve and Adam. In time, God would place the seed of Mary into the womb of Anna, wife of Joachim, and then Holy Mary would bring forth from her immaculate womb, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

God had very special and glorious plans for us: “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and immaculate in His sight in charity” (Ep 1:4). It was after we were conceived in His heart that God created the angels on ‘day one’ of creation. It must be understood that the angels did not know what was in the heart of God the Father when they were first created. God divided the angels them into nine different choirs: Angels (Mt 26:53); Archangels (Tb 12:15; Jude 1:9); Cherubim (Gn 3:24); Seraphim (Is 6:1-3); Thrones (Ps 44:7); Virtues (Ep 1:21); Princes (Col 1:16); Dominations (Col 1:16); Powers (Col 1:16).

God assigned duties to all His heavenlies into three major areas; God’s heavenly court, the cosmos and the earth. It is after they were created and assigned responsibilities that God announced that He was going to make a creature called ‘man’ less than the angels, and that the angels would assist man to come to spiritual perfection in God. Here is when Lucifer revolted and declared that he would not serve man, but demanded that man would serve him. There was war in Heaven and Lucifer who was now called Satan and the Devil, was cast out of Heaven and his place was found no more therein (Apoc 12:7,8).

After Lucifer and his rebellious angels were kicked out of Heaven, God assigned angels to guard and assist man the moment that man was conceived in the womb of his earthly mother. These ‘guardian angels’ were ‘specialized’ in the various skills, traits and vocations of their charges. Consequently, every human when born was ‘protected’ and ‘counseled’ by his own individual angel who is equipped to assist man accomplish his function in life, and when life was over to gain re-entry back into the glorious heavenly bliss from whence he came in the first place.

During the time of ‘man’ being in the heart of God the Father in eternity, and before he was conceived in the womb, each individual man (male and female) was instructed by God on heavenly and earthly life. This is why we sometimes say that we know something which we had never heard of before, because God did not send us into the world without having given us enlightments ‘before the foundation of the world,’ and before being sent to earth where the adversary the devil was waiting to destroy man. Isaiah records: “Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no god beside, neither is there the like to Me, Who show from the beginning the things that shall be at last, and from ancient times the things that as yet are not done…” (Is 46:9,10). ‘The things that are yet not done’ are those things which are necessary for mortal man to take back all the kingdoms of the world which the devil stole from Adam (Lk 4:6). Jesus said: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mt 25:34).

The inspiration or enlightenment was given to us by God before the first day of creation. It was on the first day that God separated ‘light’ from ‘darkness,’ that is good from evil: “God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good; and He divided the light from the darkness. And He called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day” (Gn 1:3-5). Jesus said: “Yet a little while, the light is among you, walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walks in darkness knows not whither be goes” (Jn 12:35).

In order to explain my point further about our bring instructed in eternity in the heart of the Father, let us examine Genesis a little further: “And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years to shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth, and it was so done. And God made two great lights, a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. And He set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth, and to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and morning were the fourth day(Gn 1:14-19). On the first day God created light, which moved from east to west, by its rising and setting, and there was evening and morning one day – the first day. But on the fourth day He made two great lights, a greater light (the sun) to rule the day; and a lesser light (the moon) to rule the night.

Since Solomon says:“What is it that has been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that has been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new, for it has already gone before in the ages that were before us” (Ec 1:9,10). Since there is ‘nothing new under the sun’, then what happened before the creation of the sun? There is nothing new under the sun because we were given everything in the heart of the Father in eternity! “By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, that from invisible things visible things might be made” (Hb 11:3). Speaking of these hidden things in eternity, Jesus quoted Isaiah: “I will open My mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world” (Mt 13:35). If ‘things were hidden from the foundation of the world,’ then those things had to be given to us in eternity before the sun and the moon and stars, that is before creation in the beginning.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word” (Jn 1:1). It is stated in some bible translations that ‘the Word was God.’ Such a statement is not informed by knowledge. God is everything that is good. His Word is good, because God is the Word, and His word creates. To refute this or degrade the word in any way is to become and enemy to God. All things were created by His Word, and we rejoice with the Psalmist in saying: “Praise ye the Lord…for He spoke, and they were made, He commanded, and they were created. He has established them for ever, and for ages of ages. He has made a decree, and it shall not pass away” (Ps 148:1-5).

We had a full ‘life’ before the creation of the world, where God prepared us for ‘mortal life’ before He sent us to earth. In this confidence and certitude “Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to Him” (Apoc 19:7).