By David Martin
The first and perhaps greatest prophecy given after the fall of our first parents is contained in Genesis 3:15, where God speaks to the serpent:
"She shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel."
This verse of scripture references the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception and the great power she would exert over the devil, especially in the latter times.
The Virgin's appearance at Guadalupe is certainly no exception to this. The word Guadalupe, derived from the Aztecan word "coatlaxopeuh" [pronounced quatlasupe], providentially means "to crush the serpent," which was precisely the work of the Blessed Virgin in her apparition to St. Juan Diego on December 9, 1531. She appeared on the hill called Tepeyac outside of Mexico City, which formerly was the site of the Aztec temple dedicated to the idol Tonotzin. Her mission was to dispel the magic and indigenous practice that had bewitched that part of the world and bring the One True Universal Faith to the people. Some 9,000,000 Mexican Indians were converted to the Catholic Faith through her intercession, assisted by the clergy of Mexico. She truly stood upon the hill and conquered the serpent!
The clergy of our time are likewise called to assist Our Lady in this mission to convert the masses and expel the dark forces that presently bewitch the faithful. Unfortunately, these dark forces today operate under the guise of reform and renewal, evidenced especially by today's ecumenical escapades and the so-called Charismatic Renewal. As with the ancient sorcerers, these false prophets boast of their work in the spirit but their spirit is the devil, and what they bring is a new religion not connected with the religion of the Apostles. (so-called renewal)
The problem today is that this false spirit is now promoted through the channels of the Church, which gives it credibility in the eyes of the people. Hence Our Lady's intercession is needed all the more to squelch this revolt and revive the Church in a true renewal wherein the faithful can glory in their Catholicity and not in things pseudo or sorcerous. The rays of eternity streaming from Our Lady’s hands are needed to dispel the darkness of the global serpent, which today is tempting the faithful with a new-found ecological concept that we cleave to the planet (common home) instead of to God.
Let us call upon Our Lady and pray that the Americas be united, not under a godless and borderless one-world government, but under her protective mantle, that the people of this hemisphere might cut the pagan dancing and Marxist theology and learn to be truly Christian in the Apostolic sense, fearing God, and reverencing the Queen in the spirit of St. Juan Diego. What the Blessed Virgin wants is consecrated soldiers who can dismiss the pettiness of ethnicity and embrace that which is universal.
The Blessed Virgin indeed is about renewing the Church, so She calls upon the inhabitants of the Americas to assist her in vanquishing the head of the global serpent, that globalism might finally die and the true Apostolic Faith might again triumph as it did before Vatican II.