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The Image and the Red Dragon
The devils fear this image, and at the sight of it they flee as from a devouring fire.

They feared Her image even before She, the Woman, came into actual existance.

Mother vs. the Dragon
Woman of the Apocalypse versus the Red Dragon
(See Revelation 12)
The devils fear this image, and at the sight of it they flee as from a devouring fire..

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been always described by many as a representation of the Woman of the Apocalypse, and Her association with chapter 12 of the Apocalypse was done as well for centuries in literature and poetry.

Venerable Mary of Agreda, in her famous "The mystical City Of God", tells us while explaining the revelations she received concerning the chapter 12 of the Apocalypse, how God showed all angels an image of whom He would create later as Mary, a woman, future Mother of God.

She tells us about the words of the Evangelist:
He speaks in the past, because at that time was shown to him a vision of that which had already happened. He says: "And a great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of twelve stars." This sign appeared really in the heavens by divine disposition and was shown to the good and bad angels, in order that seeing it, they might subject their will to the pleasure of the commands of God. They saw it therefore before the good ones chose the good and before the bad ones had turned to evil.
When it was revealed to the angels that they would have to obey the incarnate Word, another, a third precept was given them, namely, that they were to admit as a superior conjointly with Him, a Woman, in whose womb the Onlybegotten of the Father was to assume flesh and that this Woman was to be the Queen and Mistress of all the creatures.
The decree constituting him(Lucifer) inferior to the Mother of the Incarnate Word, our Mistress, he opposed with horrible blasphemies.
The Almighty at this conjuncture worked another wonderful mystery. Having given to all the angels a sufficiently clear intelligence of the great mystery of the hypostatic Union, He showed them the image of the most holy Virgin by means of an imaginary vision.... This sign or vision of the Queen of heaven and of the Mother of the incarnate Word was made known and manifest to all the angels, good and bad. The good ones at the sign of it broke forth in admiration and in canticles... The dragon and his allies on the contrary conceived implacable hatred and fury against Christ and his most holy Mother.
For they saw at once, that having failed to profit by this sign, they were to be conquered and crushed by it.
...the moon, being the symbol of the darkness of sin, is beneath her feet, and the sun, being the symbol of the light of grace, clother Her for all eternity...
Thereupon followed the punishment of Lucifer and its allies; for after uttering his blasphemies against the Woman, who had been symbolized in the heavenly sign, he found himself visibly and exteriorly transformed from a most beautiful angel to a fierce and most horrid dragon.
The great sign of the Woman served the good angels as a shield and as arms of battle against the evil ones; for at the sight of it, all their power of reasoning weakened and was brought to confusion and silence, since they could not endure the mysteries and sacraments contained in this sign.

As then, today, for the evil one (and for his followers in hell and on earth), there is not much that they hate and fear more than that image of the Woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet. Image that was shown to them before the whole creation was completed, which triggered their final rebelion and fall. The image of the one who will crush his head...

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