Whether or not you are of a religious bent, the following article contains a bit of Mexican history that many probably do not know.
It is the story of the Cristeros, who fought for Christianity against the the tyrant, Plutaro Elias Calles, who imposed his despotic edicts early in the 20th Century to uproot Christianity from the land. And yes, there is definitely a religious component to this article in addition to some rich history.
Calles was only the latest of a long list of Monarchs and tyrants who feared the spiritual power of the Church and sought to crush it. For an extensive historical review on the relationship between the Church and state go here
"The Final Crusade will not be limited to just Christians versus Muslims, but Catholic Christendom — in which Latin and Orthodox will be united — verses those who protest Catholic truth. Muslims are protestant, for they protest the Catholic teaching of the Trinity, of the Eucharist, of baptism and of the saints. I would go so far as to say that Muslims are some of the most zealous protestants, because they tried to conquer Rome numerous times, and managed to even sack Rome, and till this day they are bent on overtaking this holy city wherein lie the people, “called to be saints.” (Romans 1:7) Do not forget how the protestants assisted the Ottoman Empire; do not forget how the reformers desired to see the destruction of Catholic Christendom; do not forget how protestant America, England and Australia gave weapons to the Indonesians so that the Muslims could slaughter the Catholics of East Timor simply because they wanted independence from an Islamic government; and don’t forget that it was a protestant government, allied with protestant churches, organizations and institutions, that wanted to obliterate the Catholic Faith from Mexico.
The Future War Between Christendom and Islam Is Coming Very Soon, The Catholic Church Will Be In the War And Will Fight The Antichrist, And Jesus Christ And Mary Will Lead All Christians To Conquer The World And Establish The Empire Of Christianity"By Theodore Shoebat:
The song of Christendom has been heard from the very depths of the soul; the harmony of her sound emanates from the annals of her history, the cries of her martyr’s blood, and hearing this sublime song compels one then to be confronted with the choice between advancing the empire of Christ or being a slave to the despotism of the devil. But how can one not choose Christendom after reading her valiant history? The inspiration of the Faith flows from an eternal spring; the enemies of truth may cut her down, but like a reed rooted onto a perpetual river, it always grows back. Eternity has no owner, time can never be possessed, and Christianity will never cease, for from the timeless realms do the words of Truth speak, and from them the soul is enflamed with the fires of love.
The fire is sparked, the heavens breath, the winds rush and the light coming forth from the coal becomes brighter. Such is the spirit of zeal. The soul is like coal, without the spark of zeal from the spirit it remains cold and callous. But once the soul is enflamed, once it has spirit, then its zeal and valor never die, because a heart burning with fire is a heart gripped by the hand of eternity. God is love, as St. John tells us, and a heart gripped by the liberating spirit of God will never cease in its battle against the enemies of love. The zeal, the enthusiasm, the valor, the will, the indomitable spirit, the thirst for justice, the aspiring to see evil vanquished, all of these virtues will never end once they are ignited in the soul.
All it takes is the flame to be ignited in our hearts, for the rising of Christendom, for the world to see our zeal, to behold Christianity and thus, to see God. Through beholding zeal, man sees the light of eternal love. “So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
The modern world saw the light of the Faith in the 20th century, in that almost forsaken land of Mexico, when the government of the tyrant, Plutaro Elias Calles, imposed his despotic edicts to uproot Christianity from the land. The Episcopalian and Methodist churches sided with the government; the US government sided with the Mexican despot; Margaret Sanger and the Ku Klux Klan sided with the antichrist government. But only a small group of valorous warriors, were for Christ. These were the Cristeros, and they let their whole souls be illuminated by the light that beams from the Cross of selfless love and inspires us to sacrifice ourselves as the Holy One sacrificed Himself.
These Crusaders of Mexico were not just warriors, but intellects, who understood how their war was not one of physical desires, but of aspirations that transcended all things corporal. The Cristero general, Aurelio Acevedo, declared: “Our leader is Christ the King”, and the Cristero and martyr, Noberto Lopez, declared before government soldiers executed him:
“Since I took up arms, I was determined to give up my life for Christ”
These warriors of the Cross, indeed did they take up arms for Christ, and they dauntlessly combated the evil government that ruled Mexico, which was filled with Freemasons and occultists. It is true that when the Cristeros fought in battle with government soldiers, that they cried out “Viva Cristo Rey!” (Long live Christ the King), while the enemy troops screamed, “Hail Satan!” The story of the Cristeros is the story of Christendom: a perpetual war beginning from the most ancient of times between the sons of God and the sons of Belial, between those who sit on the table of God and drink of the cup of God, and those who sit on the table of Satan and drink of the cup of the devils.
Mary asked her Son to make more wine, and He did. As St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote: “that a woman should command the Son of God is a dignity without parallel.” At the word of His mother, Christ made water into wine. Christ did not arise and do this miracle, until His mother told Him to do so. When she said to her Son, “They have no wine” (John 2:3), Christ told her, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.” (John 2:4) Christ did not say this to chide her, rather He told her that the hour of His Passion has not yet come. But what does wine have to do with Christ’s passion? Wine is symbolic of blood and death, thus why Christ tells His Father, “let this cup pass from me” (Matthew 26:39), and to Peter He says, “Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me” (John 18:11). The cup is pictorially sublime, being filled with wine, that is, suffering and anguish.
Now, In order for wine to be made, grapes must first be crushed and squeezed under a winepress, and this is symbolic of the shedding of human blood in war, and it is this very imagery that God uses when describing the victory over His enemies. For in Lamentations we read:
“The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.” (Lamentations 1:5)
Thus, we know that the wine Christ made from the water represents blood, fury and slaughter. But what of the water? Water is symbolic of nations, of peoples. Hence the angel tells John,
“The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” (Revelation 17:15)
As Mary entered Mexico to finish the conquest by the Cross, and as she told her Son to make more wine, so will she in the end participate with her Son in the Final Crusade in which the Antichrist will be defeated, all the world will be conquered under Christendom, and the flood of the enemies of the Cross made into blood as grapes crushed under the winepress. As Deborah exhorted Barak to crush the Canaanite tyranny, Mary will help lead the armies of Christendom to victory. St. Paul speaks of “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all his saints.” (1 Thessalonians 3:13)
Since all of the saints will be with Christ, then Mary will as well be with Him, and because she has a position so great (the Mother of our Salvation), it is not inadequate to say that she will have a distinct position in the army of the Lord. As Jael, Deborah, Esther and Judith all had distinct positions in the wars and defense of Israel, so shall Mary in that Final Crusade when Christ will establish His Empire throughout all the world, vanquishing and conquering all of the governments of Islam, of paganism and heresy. The warriors of the Cross will be as burning flames, filled with zeal so great that it will be as a thousand suns before the enemy. St. Louis de Montfort describes these soldiers, and their leadership under St. Mary as such:
“They shall be a burning fire of the ministers of the Lord, who shall kindle the fire of divine love everywhere, and sicut sagittce in manu potentis—like sharp arrows in the hand of the powerful Mary to pierce her enemies. … They shall carry on their shoulders the bloody standard of the cross, the crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left, the sacred names of Jesus and Mary in their hearts, and the modesty and mortification of Jesus Christ in their own behavior. These are the great men who shall come. But Mary shall be there by the order of the Most High, to extend His Empire over that of the impious, the idolaters, and the Mahometans.” (Montfort, True Devotion to Mary, 1.56-59, ellipses mine)
When the Christians fought the Muslims in the Battle of Lepanto, every soldier had a rosary in his hand; when the Christians fought the Muslims in the Crusades, they held up the Cross; when the Cristeros fought Mexican troops, they held up the Crucifix. As these battles were, so shall it be in the Final Crusade, except that in that time the flames of zeal will be at their highest, greater than anything the world has seen.
The Final Crusade will be between those who love and honor the Mother of Christ, and those who hate her. Read what St. John wrote of the end times, that “the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17) The dragon — that is, the coming Islamic empire of the Antichrist — hates Mary and wars against her seed who are the Church. What John saw was a further expounding on what God said in Genesis: “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed” (Genesis 3:15). Notice that the Scripture does not refer to an enmity, but enmities. The Scripture was saying that there will be many enmities, many wars and struggles between the seed of Mary, that is the Church of Apostolic succession, and the seed of Satan who despise Mary. As Montfort wrote:
“God has not only set an enmity but enmities, not simply between Mary and the devil, but between the race of the holy Virgin and the race of the devil” (Montford, True Devotion to Mary, 1.53)
What St. John wrote in regards to the enmity between the dragon and the woman, is an image of the entire history of Christendom, wherein tyrannies and despotisms war against those who revere Mary. The pagans warred against Christians who revered Mary, and Constantine defeated them. At around 250 AD, a hymn to Mary the Theotokos (God-bearer) was written that said:
“Beneath your compassion
we take refuge,
prayers, do not despise
but from danger
only blessed one.”
This prayer was written at around the year 250, before the reign of Constantine in 312, which flies in the face of all those who argue that reverence to Mary is of more recent origin. Christians were revering Mary as they were being persecuted by pagan Rome, and it was these Christians who Constantine, guided and destined by God, defended and liberated. the Muslims for a millennia have been trying to destroy both the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches, both of whom revere the Mother of God.
When the tyrant Calles attempted to destroy Christianity in Mexico, it was not just some political move of despotism, but a manifestation of the eternal war that transcends all of the physical realm, of that war between the Mother of our Salvation and the devil, fueled by the desire to uproot the whole of the Faith, to prevent the people from worshipping Christ, from receiving the Sacraments, and from revering the Virgin of Guadalupe. St. John wrote the Book of Revelation and beheld the woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and her head crowned with twelve stars, as he lived imprisoned in Patmos for defying the tyranny of Domitian; and the lowly warriors in Mexico, with humble hearts melting under the candlelight of hope, beheld the same woman John once saw, as the Virgin of Guadalupe, when they defied the tyranny of Calles.
This article is an excerpt from my upcoming book on Christian warfare and history, be sure to get it when it comes out. You will never see Christianity the same again. The war for Christianity and the Final Crusade is coming, and our souls must be spiritually prepared. This is why I spent over five years writing this book, to prepare the souls of the people for the Final Crusade.
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