The Seven Year Trial – Part II


Apocalypse, by Michael D. O’Brien

 

I am writing to you this week from the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec, Canada. The symbol of this Congress is none other than "The Ark of the New Covenant." It is no coincidence that Divine Providence has led me to publish the remainder of this series from here. For God is gathering us now into the Ark, who is Mary and His Church, to carry us through the Great Storm until He purifies the earth for the universal reign of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist…

 

I want to speak from the heart for a moment to frame the rest of this series. 

The past three years have been a remarkable journey for me, one I never intended to embark upon. I do not claim to be prophet… just a simple missionary who feels a call to shed a little more light upon the days we live in and the days which are coming. Needless to say, this has been an overwhelming task, and one which is done with much fear and trembling. At least that much I share with the prophets! But it is also done with the tremendous prayer support so many of you have graciously offered on my behalf. I feel it. I need it. And I am so grateful.

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Fascist Canada?

 

The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. —David Ben Gurion, the first Israeli Prime Minister

 

CANADA’S national anthem rings out:

…the true north strong and free…

To which I add:

so long as you agree.

Agree with the state, that is. Agree with the new high priests of this once great nation, the judges and their deacons, the Human Rights Tribunals. This writing is a wake-up call not just for Canadians, but for all Christians in the West to recognize what has arrived at the doorstep of the "first world" nations.

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The Slaughter of The Innocence


2006 Lebanese victims of war

 

First published May 30th, 2007. As I continue to pray about what the Lord is showing me in the Seven Year Trial, I feel the nudge to reprint this message.

There are two very prominent things occurring in the world the past few weeks. One, are the continuing headlines of brutal violence towards children and babies. Second is the growing imposition of new forms of marriage upon the unwanting masses. The latter point has to do with two words the Lord gave me while I was writing The Coming Counterfeit: "Population Control." Since then, there have been numerous headlines describing the world food shortage as an over-population problem. This is not true, of course. It is a matter of poor management and distribution of our resources due in large part to greed and neglect, including the use of corn to make fuel. I also wonder about the manipulation of weather through new technologies… The Vatican has been fighting these over-population gurus who for many years now have been trying to impose abortion, birth-control, and sterilization upon poor nations. If it were not for the Vatican’s voice in the United Nations, these proponents of the culture of death would be much further ahead than they are. 

The writing below puts all the pieces together…

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Medjugorje: "Just the facts, ma'am"


Apparition Hill at Dawn, Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina

 

WHILE only the Public Revelation of Jesus Christ requires the assent of faith, the Church teaches that it would be imprudent to ignore the prophetic voice of God or “despise prophecy,” as St. Paul says. After all, authentic “words” from the Lord, are, from the Lord:

One can therefore simply ask why God provides them continuously [in the first place if] they hardly need to be heeded by the Church. —Hans Urs von Balthasar, Mistica oggettiva, n. 35

Even controversial theologian, Karl Rahner, also asked…

…whether anything God reveals can be unimportant. —Karl Rahner, Visions and Prophecies, p. 25

The Vatican has insisted upon remaining open to the alleged apparition thus far as it continues to discern the authenticity of the phenomena there. (If that’s good enough for Rome, it’s good enough for me.) 

As a former television reporter, the facts surrounding Medjugorje do concern me.  I know they concern many people. I have taken the same position on Medjugorje as Blessed John Paul II (as witnessed to by Bishops who have discussed the apparitions with him).  That position is to celebrate the wonderful fruits flowing from this place, namely conversion and an intense sacramental life. This is not an ooey-gooey-warm-fuzzy opinion, but a hard fact based on the testimonies of thousands of Catholic clergy and countless laymen.

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