The Christmas Apocalypse

 

WITHIN the Christmas narrative lies the pattern of the end times. 2000 years after its first telling, the Church is able to peer into the Sacred Scripture with a deeper clarity and understanding as the Holy Spirit unveils Daniel’s book—a book that was to be sealed “until the end time” when the world would be in a state of rebellion—apostasy. [1]cf. Is the Veil Lifting?

As for you, Daniel, keep secret the message and seal the book until the end time; many shall fall away and evil shall increase. (Daniel 12:4)

It is not that there is something “new” being revealed, per se. Rather, our understanding of the unfolding “details” is becoming more clear:

Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries. —Catechism of the Catholic Church 66

By paralleling the Christmas narrative to our times, we may be given a greater understanding of what is here and coming…

 

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Dynasty, Not Democracy – Part II


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WITH the ongoing scandals coming to surface in the Catholic Church, many—including even clergy—are calling for the Church to reform her laws, if not her foundational faith and morals that belong to the deposit of faith.

The problem is, in our modern world of referendums and elections, many do not realize that Christ established a dynasty, not a democracy.

 

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The Great Earthquake

 

IT was Servant of God, Maria Esperanza (1928-2004), who said of our present generation:

The consciences of this beloved people must be violently shaken so that they may “put their house in order”… A great moment is approaching, a great day of light… it is the hour of decision for mankind.The Antichrist and the End Times, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, cf. P. 37 (Volumne 15-n.2, Featured Article from www.sign.org)

This “shaking” may in fact be both spiritual and physical. If you have not yet, I recommend watching or re-watching Great Shaking, Great Awakening, as I will not repeat some of the important information there that provides a backdrop for this writing…

 

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Great Shaking, Great Awakening

 

FOR several days now, the Lord has been preparing my heart to write about something that I have already spoken of to some extent: a coming "great shaking." I strongly sensed tonight that the video Great Shaking, Great Awakening that I produced a year and a half ago needs to be watched again—that it is more relevant and important than ever. It is preparation for another writing on this subject that will follow shortly.

Indeed, the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants, the prophets… I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you of them. (Amos 3:7; John 16:4)

I encourage you to watch this again, to pass it on, and stay tuned. Or as Jesus said, "Watch and pray."

To watch Great Shaking, Great Awakening go to:

www.embracinghope.tv

Singularity

 

THE first day on this ministry tour, I woke up with the word "singularity" in my heart. The Father is calling the Church to something radical, and that is to go in the opposite direction of the world, and totally seek Him. Contrasting the Gospel with a scene from WalMart that took place this past week, Mark reflects with His daughters on the deep inner hunger of every human soul for God in the newest Embracing Hope – Road Edition.

To watch Singularity, go to www.embracinghope.tv

 

…the challenge posed by a mentality closed to transcendence obliges Christians themselves to return in a more decisive way to the centrality of God… How often, despite calling themselves Christians, do the faithful not in fact make God the central point of reference in their way of thinking and acting, in their fundamental decisions in life? The first response to the great challenge of our time is then the profound conversion of our heart, so that the Baptism that made us the light of the world and the salt of the earth might truly transform us. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Address to Pontifical Council for the Laity, November 29th, 2011