AS the crises in the Vatican as well as the Legionaries of Christ unfold in full public view, this writing has come back to me over and over again. God is stripping the Church of all that is not of Him (see The Naked Baglady). This stripping will not end until the "money-changers" have been purified from the Temple. Something new will be born: Our Lady is not laboring as the "woman clothed in the sun" for nothing.
We are going to see what will appear to be the entire edifice of the Church torn down. However, there will remain—and this is Christ’s promise—the foundation on which the Church is built.
First published September 27th, 2007:
TWO small trumpets have been placed in my hands which I feel compelled to blow this day. The first:
That which is built on sand is crumbling!
ALL THINGS WITHOUT FOUNDATION
The reason God has taken the extraordinary measure of sending us His prophetess, the Blessed Virgin Mary, is to call this wayward generation back to the Rock, who is Jesus Christ our Lord. But it is more than that. The time is coming, and is already here, when that which is built on sand in our world is going to collapse. "Babylon" is going to collapse, and it has already begun. The call to the Bastion then, is a call to safety, a call to refuge, wherever you are. Christians everywhere will be affected by this collapse, which is why we need to be in the Bastion. For it is in this refuge of the Heart of Mary (which is intimately united to the Heart of Christ) that we will be protected from spiritual harm.
Let us renew our trust in the one who, from heaven, watches over us with maternal love at every moment. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, General Audience, August 13th, 2008
That which is going to collapse is the works of the flesh which are founded, not on the will of God, but on the pride of man.
Everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined. (Matt 7:26-27)
It is an interior collapse of those things which are not of God. Thought patterns, assumptions, and presumptions even now are being exposed to the Light. And souls are waking up! We are discovering within ourselves, through God’s Mercy and Light, those things which we thought to be true of ourselves and Him, but are really falsehoods. When you understand that Jesus is purifying you for Himself, to protect you from this imminent collapse, your suffering and crosses should be a cause of joy for you! Christ is taking you out of Babylon so it does not collapse on your head!
THE AGE OF MINISTRIES IS ENDING
As I have written before, the age of ministries is ending. The old ways of "working for God" which are based on worldly ideas and models are being removed. Divisions which have disjointed the Body of Christ will vanish, and there will be but one Body, moving fluidly like an athlete. A new wineskin.
Christ is permitting the old wells we once drew water from to go stale. He is drying them up altogether so as to draw His beloved to Himself alone.
So I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. From there I will give her the vineyards she had… (Hos 2:16)
He is moving His sheep to the source, the Living Artesian Spring flowing from the center of the New Jerusalem.
And only the humble of heart will find it.
They will find it in the Sacred Heart. And when they open their hearts to His, they will find welling up within their own souls, the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. This is why we must run to the Bastion, this place of prayer, fasting, and conversion. God is ready to pour out a Pentecost upon His sheep, but we must be purified as much as possible of the brackish waters of self so that the pure and powerful waters of the Spirit can flow through us.
At last those governments which are founded upon a lust for power, the economic systems which oppress the poor, the food chain which is corrupted by chemicals and genetic manipulation, the technology which holds man in slavery and distorts his reality—all will collapse in a great cloud of dust which will rise to the Heavens, obscuring the sun and turning the moon blood red.
Yes, it begins.
THE NEW HOUSE
The second trumpet upon my lips is this:
Unless the LORD build the house, they labor in vain who build. (Psalm 127:1)
Through this outpouring of the Spirit, Jesus is going to do a new work among us. It will be Christ, the Rider upon a White Horse, galloping throughout the world with His children, bringing about great victories of healing and liberation. Strongholds will be broken, captives will be set free, and the blind will begin to see… as Babylon collapses around them. Yes, do you think we are being sent to the Bastion to preserve only our own souls? No, we are being preserved for the salvation of others, kept for that great day when Christ will scatter us like salt upon the earth. We will be poured out like a libation, an offering to the Father that will conquer and claim a multitude of souls who were otherwise heading for the fires of Hell. And we will confront the armies of Hell, but we will not be afraid. For we will see the Great Rider leading us, and we will follow Him, the Lamb who was slain.
So listen now. Lay down your plans. Lay down your schemes. And set your heart to listening. For Jesus is going to instruct you Himself. I sense now, that all the labor pains of the Blessed Virgin Mary, all her roles which are crucial for the bringing to birth of souls for Paradise and the times foretold in Scripture, will come to fruition. As she has always done, and always will do, she directs us to her Son, the Rider on the White Horse, He who is Faithful and True. She says to us now, as she said at Cana, "Do whatever he tells you."
Yes, the time has come. You see, her plan has always been to glorify Jesus—to bring about the Triumph of the Cross. For Jesus is not only her Son, but her Savior too.
"I WILL FEED MY SHEEP"
No longer will Christ allow His sheep to eat the mixed grain of flesh and Spirit. The Good Shepherd is going to give His sheep pure Milk and rich Grain. He is going to feed His sheep with Himself, and anything less will leave the soul famished and thirsting.
O dear Protestant brothers and sisters! I am so happy for you this day! For when you come to believe the words Jesus spoke of Himself, your joy will overwhelm your Catholic brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep at the Banquet table:
Amen, amen, I say to you, unless
you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. (John 7:53, 55-56)
For 2000 years, the Christian Church—yes, from the earliest Apostles—has always believed that Jesus is truly Present in the Eucharist. More than a symbol. More than a sign. More than a memorial. He is truly there, present, among us. His flesh is real food, and His blood real drink. He is calling His beloved now to the pure Source of Life.
I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matt 28:20)
He meant it literally! The day is coming soon when the Eucharist will be all we Christians have. And even then, the Prince of Babylon will try to take it away. But He will not prevail. He will never prevail.
MAKE NO MISTAKE
Yes, Christ is the Rock. He is Lord and God, and there is no other. Jesus Christ is the gateway to Heaven, the Prince of Salvation, the King of all kings. And so, let us listen carefully to what He says:
You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom. (Matt 16:18)
You are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.
And once more,
God’s household, which is the church of the living God, [is] the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Tim 3:15)
Christ is the Rock, composed of two parts: His head, and His Body. Is the Rock not on earth then also, if we are His Body? Then where is it? The answer lies in His words: "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church." The call to the Bastion is not a call to an abstract conglomeration of souls. It is a call to the pillar and foundation of truth, with Christ Jesus Himself the capstone. It is a gathering with Peter—he, whom Jesus entrusted with the keys of the Kingdom. It is a gathering just like the upper room, where all the foundation stones of the Church waited for the coming of the Holy Spirit… just as now, Christ’s remnant awaits a new outpouring.
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth. (John 4:23-23)
It is a gathering, not just in spirit, but in truth as well. Yes, the truth revealed in Christ to the Apostles and passed on to their successors will remain. For Jesus said He was the truth. And He is also the Rock (Psalm 31:3-4). The truth, then, is Rock.
Of this I am sure, that your love lasts for ever, that your truth is firmly established in the heavens. (Psalm 89:3)
All that is ungodly, all that is complicated, all that is dead, and dying, and rotting in the Catholic Church—all that is built on sand—will crumble. And the Lord will rebuild His House, His Church, into a beautiful, simplified, and holy Bride.
And standing at the center will be her Shepherd, Jesus, the "source and summit" of life, feeding His Sheep with His very Self.
Awake My sleeping people, wake up My slumbering nation!! I have work for you !! Without Me you will fail, all your dreams and ambitions will fall into dust, unless you come under My rule. You are powerless in this age. Forces are arrayed against you that you do not comprehend. In Me you can be powerful. Allow Me to lead you and you can do great things; without Me you will be crushed. Stay near little flock, that I may shepherd you and lead you to safe paths, There is much work to do: I require your hearts, your feet, your voices. Healing is needed in these days, victory is near, yet the darkness is now near it’s worst. Remember, I am the Light. Train your eyes to see Me for I will not fail you!" —a prophetic word given on September 25th, 2007 from a colleague of mine with a tested prophetic gift.
How soon and how completely will we defeat the evil in the whole world? When we allow ourselves to be guided by [Mary] most completely. This is our most important and our only business. —St. Maximilian Kolbe, Aim Higher, p. 30, 31