ARE you feeling overwhelmed by the “signs of the times”? Tired of reading prophecies that speak of dire events? Feeling a bit cynical about it all, like this reader?
I know the Catholic Church and the Eucharist are true. And I know that private revelations — such as on your Countdown to the Kingdom site — are real and important. It’s very disheartening to prepare for these prophecies, gather food and supplies, and then they don’t come to pass. It seems that God lets the 99 drown while he waits for the 1 to come back. Your thoughts appreciated.
Another reader commented on my last reflection: Creation’s “I Love You” and remarked, “This is the first non-negative article we have received in a LONG time. What a refreshing blessing!” I have also heard friends and family members speak of people they know saying they simply “can’t read that stuff” and that they need to “live their lives.”
Well, I get it. I, too, took the past few months and the occasion of moving our family to another province to step back from it all to a certain degree. I had just spent the last two years putting in thousands of hours of research, writing and producing webcasts and a documentary on one of the most divisive and damaging developments in our generation. At the same time, we launched Countdown to the Kingdom (CTTK) where suddenly I was responsible, in part, for posting messages from around the world from Our Lord and Our Lady. The news was dark and laden with propaganda; the heavenly messages were at times foreboding. It was hard for me, too, to not let it “get to my head.” The antidote I found, however, was not turning it off. I couldn’t. Rather, the answer was prayer — daily prayer, rooted in God’s Word, and just loving the Lord and letting Him love me. For me, prayer is the “great reset” that restores my relationship and harmony with the Lord.
Still, when this past summer came, I found myself not wanting to look at the headlines nor wanting to read many of the prophecies that my colleagues continued to post on Countdown. I needed this summer to decompress, to reconnect with nature (I took the photo on the left while standing in the river near our farm; I was actually crying I was so happy to finally be living in nature again), to interact with unmasked faces, to go sit in a restaurant for the first time in two years, to play a game of golf with my sons, sit on a beach and just breathe.
I recently reposted on CTTK an important article called Prophecy in Perspective. It’s really a crucial read on how to approach prophecy, how to respond to it, and what our obligations are. There are literally thousands of messages from seers from around the world. Who could read them all? Are we supposed to read them all? The answer is no. What St. Paul commands us is “do not despise prophetic utterances.” 1 Thess 5:20 In other words, if one is compelled to read prophetic revelations then do so in a spirit of prayer and discernment as the Lord leads you. But are you required to check CTTK every hour on the hour? Of course not. In fact, if reading that website makes you anxious, I recommend you take a break, take a walk, smell a flower, go on a date, go fishing, watch an inspiring film, read a book, and above all, pray. It’s a matter of balance, and even holy things, when they are not properly ordered, are not so holy for you.
The Signs of Our Times
That said, I want to address my reader’s comment that she is disheartened that the prophecies she has read have not “come to pass.” I beg to differ, and in spades. We are continuing the very hard and heavy work of documenting the “signs of the times” on my MeWe group called “The Now Word – Signs” here. My assistant researcher, Wayne Labelle, is doing an awesome and very arduous job scanning the headlines along with me. In truth, we are both amazed at the daily developments we are witnessing. The seeming opening of the seals of Revelation are happening before our very eyes; it is the unfolding Great Storm I have written about for years. No, not all at once, but never have I seen things moving so quickly and all the pieces for a “perfect storm” coming together.
Are we supposed to do this work? On a personal level, for me, yes (see The Watchman’s Song and Dear Holy Father… He is Coming!). But what about the rest of you? Just today, I posted a message allegedly from Our Lady to Gisella Cardia where she says:
Nobody, or few people, see everything that is happening on earth; heaven is sending you signs to pray more, but many continue in their blindness. —given on August 20th, 2022
My children, do you not recognize the signs of the times? Do you not speak of them? —April 2nd, 2006, quoted in My Heart Will Triumph by Mirjana Soldo, a seer of Medjugorje, p. 299
Only with total interior renunciation will you recognize God’s love and the signs of the time in which you live. You will be witnesses of these signs and will begin to speak about them. —March 18th, 2006, Ibid.
This is all to say that Our Lord and Our Lady want us to be awake.cf. He Calls While We Slumber That’s all. You don’t have to read every headline and newstory; you don’t need to. What is crucial is that you are praying and discerning; in this way, you will see with your soul what cannot be seen with the eyes.
The Labor Pains
So, what of my reader’s perception that prophecy is not coming to pass (and she’s not the only one who has said this to me)?
When an expectant mother begins her labor pains and the birthing process, she discovers quickly that the contractions are not ongoing but spaced apart. But because a labor pain has ceased for the moment does not mean the labor has! So, too, we just experienced a massive labor pain with COVID-19. The divisions and damage to both the social and economic fabric of nations is deep and lasting. What this “pandemic” did was put into place the infrastructure for global surveillance and monitoring while, at the same time, dealing death blows to the economy, beginning a “mass psychosis”,cf. The Strong Delusion and successfully convincing the hierarchy of the Church to cooperate with the new health technocracy. It’s a Masonic coup if there ever was one.cf. The Caduceus Key; Isaiah’s Prophecy of Global Communism; When Communism Returns But now, we’ve had this little lull this past summer. It does not mean that prophecy has failed, not at all. It means that we have been given this opportunity to rest, to catch our breath, and prepare for the next contraction, the next labor pains, which every sign tells us are approaching quickly.
In that regard, the Scripture comes to mind:
The Lord does not delay his promise, as some regard “delay,” but he is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
So, if you are feeling a little fatigued by both the news and prophecy, the balanced response is not to outright ignore them; not to pretend that this present dysfunction in our world will work itself out and that life will continue as we know it. It already isn’t. Rather, it is to continue living in the present moment, working, playing, and praying while calmly reflecting and listening to the Lord speaking to your heart. And He is. But how few are listening any longer…cf. Why the World Remains in Pain
I know you’re tired, but don’t give up. Persevere.
Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4)
You don’t need to be an expert in prophecy but an expert in love. On this, you will be judged. And if you love the Lord, then you will also listen to Him through His prophets too, right?
Balance. Blessed balance.
Repent and serve the Lord with joy.
Your reward will come from the Lord.
Be faithful to the Gospel of my Jesus
and to the true Magisterium of His Church.
Humanity will drink the bitter cup of sorrow
because men have departed from the truth.
I ask you to keep the flame of your faith alight
and to try to imitate my Son Jesus in everything.
Do not forget: it is in this life and not in another
that you must witness to your faith.
Devote part of your time to prayer.
Only by the power of prayer can you attain victory.
Onward without fear!
—Our Lady to Pedro Regis, August 20th, 2022
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