THESE VERSES ARE FROM REVELATION. The first reading is from Revelation 2, the letter from Jesus Christ to the Seven Churches. The reference to the Beast rising from the sea with the blasphemous name upon his head comes from Revelation 13. She then goes on to read from Revelation 21, about the new heaven and the new earth (bring it on!)
|The New Heaven and the New Earth|
|1||And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.|
|2||And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.|
|3||And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.|
|4||And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.|
|5||¶ And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.|
|6||And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.|
|7||He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.|
Strange that Madonna should be reading such scriptures, don't you think?
"The Beast Within", was originally a remix of her scandalous single "Justify My Love"... notorious for its near-pornographic video...
(But no pornography here:~~~~~~~)
MADONNA: THE BEAST WITHIN