Sunset in the eye of a hurricane
SEVERAL years ago, I sensed the Lord say that there was a Great Storm coming upon the earth, like a hurricane. But this Storm would not be one of mother nature, but one created by man himself: an economic, social, and political storm that would change the face of the earth. I felt the Lord ask me to write about this Storm, to prepare souls for what is coming—not only the Convergence of events, but now, a coming Blessing. This writing, so as not to be too lengthy, will footnote key themes that I’ve already expanded elsewhere…
The closer one moves toward the eye of a hurricane, the more powerful the winds become. I sensed the Lord say that, as we approach the “eye of the storm,” we would see turbulent events increase manifold, one upon the other. What kind of events? The seals of Revelation. cf. The Seven Seals of Revolution As we look at what is happening daily in the world today, are we not seeing precisely the conditions for these events to unfold now, almost exponentially? Just consider:
The Second Seal: an event or series of events that, according to St. John, “take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another.” cf. Rev 6:4 As we look at tensions between China and Japan, Russia and the West, Israel and Iran, North Korea and the South… any one of these, or a combination of them all, could set off World World III. As the popes have warned before, this is precisely the plan of the Illuminati and those secret societies that seek to “communize” the world. cf. The Great Revolution! Their motto: “Order out of chaos”.
The Third Seal: “A ration of wheat costs a day’s pay…” cf. Rev 6:^ Very simply, this seal speaks of hyper-inflation. Economists and market experts are coming out one by one now, speaking in the most dire of terms, of a coming crash in the near future that will be ‘horrific’, leading to civil chaos. cf. 2014, and the Rising Beast
The Fourth Seal: the global revolution set off by war, economic collapse, and chaos leads to massive deaths by the “sword, famine, and plague.” cf. Rev. 6:8; cf. Mercy in Chaos More than one virus, whether it’s Ebola, Avian Flu, the Black Plague, or “superbugs” emerging at the end of this anti-biotic era, are poised to spread world-wide. A global pandemic has been expected for some time now. It is often amidst disasters that viruses spread most rapidly.
The Fifth Seal: St. John sees a vision of the martyrs crying out for justice. As in past revolutions, such as the French Revolution or Communist Revolution—both manufactured by secret societies—Christianity becomes a central target, and it won’t be otherwise again. The growing disdain toward the Catholic Church today is palpable, and already—through Islamic Jihad—she is living this martyrdom as the Middle East is being emptied of its Christians.
The Sixth Seal: As these events above converge all at once, causing tremendous world-wide upheaveal, the Sixth Seal is broken—a global earthquake, a Great Shaking cf. Great Shaking, Great Awakening occurs as the heavens are peeled back, and the judgment of God is perceived in the interior of every soul. It is an “illumination of conscience”, a warning, that brings us to the eye of the storm. cf. The Eye of the Storm As we look at the great number of large earthquakes occurring all over the world right now, and others in unexpected places, I believe they are harbingers of this coming shaking of consciences, which will open up hearts to the coming Blessing… the Seventh Seal, the “eye of the storm.”
…there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (Rev 8:1)
BE NOT AFRAID!
Brothers and sisters, I realize that all of the above that I’ve described is terrifying to some. It would, in fact, be unbelievable if we were not reading these things daily in the headlines. cf. Warnings in the Wind and Wisdom, and the Convergence of Choas And thus, many are becoming afraid—and fear paralyzes. cf. The Paralyzed Soul Jesus does not want us to be afraid! Over and over again in the Gospels, we are told “be not afraid”. eg. Matt 10:28; 10:31; Mk. 5:36; 6:50; Jn 14:27 The trials that are coming, particularly to the Church, will require a great grace so that she may follow her Lord through her own Passion, so that she will not be afraid. It is the same grace given to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane:
And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. (Luke 22:43)
There is only one anointing that is strong enough to meet death and that is the anointing of the Holy Spirit, the love of God. —BENEDICT XVI, Magnificat, Holy Week 2014, p. 49
By which “angel” will this “anointing of the Holy Spirit” come? It will come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, His well-beloved Spouse. As Blessed John Paul II prophesied,
Christ will conquer through her because He wants the Church’s victories now and in the future to be linked to her… —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 22
…linked to the Woman who crushes the serpent’s head. cf. Gen 3:15 It is she who has appeared in these “end times” and gathered again, as it were, in the “upper room” with her children as we await once more a new Pentecost. For as Paul VI said, this is the only hope of the world left.
Not that Pentecost has ever ceased to be an actuality during the whole history of the Church, but so great are the needs and the perils of the present age, so vast the horizon of mankind drawn towards world coexistence and powerless to achieve it, that there is no salvation for it except in a new outpouring of the gift of God. —POPE PAUL VI, Gaudete in Domino, May 9th, 1975, Sect. VII; www.vatican.va
…let us implore from God the grace of a new Pentecost… May tongues of fire, combining burning love of God and neighbor with zeal for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom, descend on all present! —BENEDICT XVI, Homily, New York City, April 19th, 2008
The popes of the past century have been praying for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon mankind, cf. Charistmatic VI and God has answered that prayer in stages through various movements: Communione e Liberazione, Focolare, the Charismatic Renewal, World Youth Days, the new apologetics and catechesis movement, and of course, Marian apparitions (though we understand, as Mediatrix of grace, cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 969 the Blessed Mother has a hand in all of these movements). All of these graces have prepared the Church for the hour of her greatest witness. But I believe there is one more stage, and Our Lady is now asking us to get ready for it.
The foundation for this next stage was set at Fatima when Our Lady said to Sr. Lucia:
My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God. —June 13th, 1917, www.ewtn.com
Elizabeth Kindelmann (c. 1913-1985) of Budapest, Hungary began receiving messages from Jesus and Mary in 1961. In June of 2009, Cardinal Peter Erdo, Archbishop of Budapest and President of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe, gave his Imprimatur authorizing the publication of the messages given over a twenty year span. Elizabeth also heard Heaven warn of a coming Storm—and t0 my astonishment, one like a hurricane:
The elect souls will have to fight the Prince of Darkness. It will be a frightening storm — no, not a storm, but a hurricane devastating everything! He even wants to destroy the faith and confidence of the elect. I will always be beside you in the storm that is now brewing. I am your mother. I can help you and I want to! You will see everywhere the light of my Flame of Love sprouting out like a flash of lightning illuminating Heaven and earth, and with which I will inflame even the dark and languid souls —Message from Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth Kindelmann
It is a grace that will wake up souls and shake them from their darkness.
This Flame full of blessings springing from my Immaculate Heart, and that I am giving you, must go from heart to heart. It will be the Great Miracle of light blinding Satan… The torrential flood of blessings about to jolt the world must begin with the small number of the most humble souls. Each person getting this message should receive it as an invitation and no one should take offense nor ignore it… —Ibid.; see www.flameoflove.org
The invitation is a calling to preparation, which is one of the first words I felt the Lord asking me to write. cf. Prepare! In a message to Barbara Rose Centilli, whose purported messages are under diocesan examination, St. Raphael allegedly says to her:
The day of the Lord approaches. All must be prepared. Ready yourselves in body, mind, and soul. Purify yourselves. —Ibid., February 16th, 1998; (see my writing on the coming “Day of the Lord”: Two More Days
Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure. (1 John 3:2-3)
Purify yourselves for what? In this regard, the alleged apparitions of Medjugorje take on a prime significance. cf. On Medjugorje Since 1981, our Lady is said to be appearing in the Balkan region under the title “Queen of Peace.” The apparition site has been the source of tens of thousands of conversions, hundreds of documented healings, and numerous vocations to the priesthood. The Ruini Commission, appointed by the Vatican to study the apparitions of Medjugorje, has ruled overwhelmingly that the first seven apparitions were “supernatural”, according to the Vatican Insider. For years, Our Lady’s message has been an echo of St. Ralphael’s above: prepare your body, mind, and soul through prayer, fasting, meditation on God’s Word, frequent Confession, and sincere participation in the Mass. Some people have a hard time believing that Our Lady could possibly be coming to earth to repeat this same message to the Church for over 30 years. But then, how many people are doing this? How many people are prepared? How many have responded?
So she talks too much, this “Virgin of the Balkans”? That’s the sardonic opinion of some unabashed skeptics. Have they eyes but do not see, and ears but do not hear? Clearly the voice in the messages of Medjugorje is that of a motherly and strong woman who does not pamper her children, but teaches them, exhorts and pushes them to assume greater responsibility for the future of our planet: ‘A large part of what will happen depends on your prayers’… We must allow God all the time he wills to take for the transfiguration of all time and space before the Holy Face of the One who is, was, and will come again. —Bishop Gilbert Aubry of St. Denis, Reunion Island; Forward to “Medjugorje: the 90’s—The Triumph of the Heart” by Sr. Emmanuel
What is about to “happen” is drawing near. In the past two months (2014), Our Lady has pointed four times in her monthly and yearly message to preparing for a “blessing.” On March 2nd, 2014, Our Lady is alleged to have said through the seer, Mirjana:
… Pray with humble devotion, obedience and complete trust in the Heavenly Father. Trust as I have trusted when it was said to me that I will bring the blessing of the promise. May out of your hearts, from your lips, always come forth ‘May your will be done!’ Therefore, trust and pray so that I can intercede for you before the Lord, for him to give you the Heavenly Blessing and fill you with the Holy Spirit. —medjugorje.org
This evokes the vision of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (c. 1774-1824) in which she saw, from Mary’s Immaculate Heart, a grace flowing to the Church that gathered souls to Christ. One wonders if this isn’t something like the “sign” that Our Lady said would be left at several apparition sites around the world…
I saw a shining red heart floating in the air. From one side flowed a current of white light to the wound of the Sacred Side, and from the other a second current fell upon the Church in many regions; its rays attracted numerous souls who, by the Heart and the current of light, entered into the side of Jesus. I was told that this was the Heart of Mary. —Blessed Catherine Emmerich, The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations, Vol 1, pp. 567-568.
On March 18th this year, Our Lady of Medjugorje continued this theme with Mirjana, revealing that the grace that is coming is twofold in nature:
Through your love for my Son and through your prayer, I desire for God’s light to illuminate you and God’s mercy to fill you. In this way, I desire for the darkness, and the shadow of death which wants to encompass and mislead you, to be driven away. I desire for you to feel the joy of the blessing of God’s promise. —Ibid.
Here, Our Lady is indicating that God is going to pour out a grace that will also ultimately eradicate fear and the “shadow of death”. Our Lady, who is known as “the dawn” and is a mirror and “image of the Church to come,” is mirroring here the prophetic words of Pius XII:
But even this night in the world shows clear signs of a dawn that will come, of a new day receiving the kiss of a new and more resplendent sun… A new resurrection of Jesus is necessary: a true resurrection, which admits no more lordship of death… In individuals, Christ must destroy the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained. In families, the night of indifference and coolness must give way to the sun of love. In factories, in cities, in nations, in lands of misunderstanding and hatred the night must grow bright as the day, nox sicut dies illuminabitur, and strife will cease and there will be peace. —Urbi et Orbi address,March 2nd, 1957; vatican.va
The Church must still go through the Passion, the valley of the shadow of death, but she will fear no evil for she will know the Lord—and Our Lady—are at her side. This is precisely what Jesus knew before His Passion:
For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross. (Heb 12:2)
Our Lady said the very same thing through Elizabeth Kindelmann, that this coming Flame of Love will both drive out evil and strengthen souls.
Hurry, the moment is near when my Flame of Love will flare up and Satan will be blinded. So, I want you to experience this in order to increase your trust in me. From this you will be energized with great strength and courage… The Flame will ignite across nations consecrated to me and then all around the globe. —Diary, from theflameoflove.org
Again, the consonance of this message with other Marian messages is striking:
The love of God will begin to flow through you into the world, peace will begin to rule in your hearts and God’s blessing will fill you. —Our Lady of Medjugorje to Marija, March 25th, 2014
At the heart of these messages is Our Lady preparing an army to go into the darkness of our times and free souls for Christ. It is a new anointing:
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives… (cf. Isaiah 61:1)
This is an extraordinary grace for an extraordinary time. Our Mother is preparing her children for a Blessing that will flood the world:
‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him.’ [Jesus] said this in reference to the Spirit… (John 7:38-39)
…my dear children, with hearts open and full of love, cry out the name of the Heavenly Father that He may illuminate you with the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit you will become a spring of God’s love. All those who do not know my Son, all those thirsting for the love and peace of my Son, will drink from this spring.—Our Lady of Medjugorje to Mirjana, April 2nd, 2014
In a message to Elizabeth, Jesus says:
I could compare this torrential flood (of grace) to the first Pentecost. It will submerge the earth by the power of the Holy Spirit. All mankind will take heed at the time of this great miracle. Here comes the torrential flow of the Flame of Love of My most Holy Mother. The world darkened already by lack of faith will undergo formidable tremors and then people will believe! These jolts will give rise to a new world by the power of faith. Trust, confirmed by faith, will take root in souls and the face of the earth will thus be renewed. For never has such a flow of grace ever been given since the Word become flesh. This renewing of the earth, tested by suffering, will take place through the power and the imploring force of the Blessed Virgin! —Jesus to Elizabeth Kindelmann, Ibid.
Upon first reading, it would seem that the Flame of Love that is going to be poured out (and has already begun in some) will automatically change the world all at once. But just as the angel in Gethsemane did not take away Christ’s Passion, the Flame of Love will not take away the Passion of the Church, but lead her on to the Resurrection.
In this regard, the words spoken to Barbara Rose, allegedly from God the Father, strike the right tone and balance of what is coming:
To overcome the tremendous effects of generations of sin, I must send the power to break through and transform the world. But this surge of power will be uncomfortable, even painful for some. This will cause the contrast between darkness and light to become even greater. —from the four volumes Seeing With the Eyes of the Soul, November 15th, 1996; as quoted in The Miracle of the Illumination of Conscience by Dr. Thomas W. Petrisko, p. 53
This is confirmed in messages, allegedly also from the “Heavenly Father”, conveyed in 1993 to a young Australian man named Matthew Kelly, who was told of a coming illumination of consciences or “mini-judgment”.
Some people will turn even further away from Me, they will be proud and stubborn…. Those who repent will be given an unquenchable thirst for this light… All those who love Me will join to help form the heel that crushes Satan. —from The Miracle of the Illumination of Conscience by Dr. Thomas W. Petrisko, p.96-97
Venezuela mystic, Servant of God Maria Esperanza (1928-2004), also framed this coming grace as a sifting:
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. —Antichrist and the End Times, Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi, P. 37 (Volume 15-n.2, Featured Article from www.sign.org)
HOW TO PREPARE
In summary, what is coming is a Blessing that will culminate in a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the destruction or “chaining” of the power of Satan and usher in a “new springtime,” “As the third millennium of the Redemption draws near, God is preparing a great springtime for Christianity and we can already see its first signs.” May Mary, the Morning Star, help us to say with ever new ardor our “yes” to the Father’s plan for salvation that all nations and tongues may see his glory.” —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message for World Mission Sunday, n.9, October 24th, 1999; www.vatican.va a renewal of the face of the earth and the reign of the Divine Will. After all, this is what the Church has interceded for in one of her official prayers for years:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
Summarizing messages that he allegedly heard from Our Lady over the span of decades and that have also received the Imprimatur, the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi said in harmony with all of the mystics above:
Brother priests, this [Kingdom of the Divine Will], however, is not possible if, after the victory obtained over Satan, after having removed the obstacle because his [Satan’s] power has been destroyed… this cannot happen, except by a most special outpouring of the Holy Spirit: the Second Pentecost. —http://www.mmp-usa.net/arc_triumph.html
Brothers and sisters, I want to ask you: after everything you’ve read, after everything you’ve considered above in the spirit of “testing” prophecy that St. Paul urges us to do, do you want the grace of this Flame of Love? If your answer is yes—“May your will be done!”—then waste no time from this moment on preparing and asking for it. For Jesus said, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.” cf. Lk. 11:13 Jesus does not want us to be afraid, but courageous!
Our lives are all going to change very soon. Heaven knows this, and has done everything in its power to get us ready. You have heard me say to you many times that “time is short” cf. So Little Time Left We have heard Our Lady say this over and over again. And yet, we are tempted to fall asleep cf. He Calls While We Slumber because another year has passed, another decade has gone by. But look! The Storm is here! Dont’ be fooled by Satan. When the full force of these hurricane winds are felt all over the world, many will long for these present days of preparation. But God wants us to prepare for a new era, a new day, the “Day of the Lord.” cf. Dear Holy Father… He is Coming!
The sign will come, you must not worry about it. The only thing that I would want to tell you is to be converted. Make that known to all my children as quickly as possible. No pain, no suffering is too great for me in order to save you. I will pray to my Son not to punish the world; but I plead with you, be converted. You cannot imagine what is going to happen nor what the Eternal Father will send to earth. That is why you must be converted! Renounce everything. Do penance. Express my thanks to all my children who have prayed and fasted. I carry all this to my Divine Son in order to obtain an alleviation of His justice against the sins of mankind. —Our Lady of Medjugorje, June 24th, 1983; Mystic Post
Above, there are already cues in Our Mother’s words as to what we are called to do to prepare for this coming Blessing. But in January (2014), I was inspired by the daily Mass readings to outline a preparation that echoes the above. (see Five Smooth Stones).
Indeed, may the Holy Spirit come upon us now, through the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that the Flame of Love in her may burst forth in our hearts into a fire of holiness and power so that Jesus Christ may be loved and known to the ends of the earth… and the world renewed through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
We implore her maternal intercession that the Church may become a home for many peoples, a mother for all peoples, and that the way may be opened to the birth of a new world. It is the Risen Christ who tells us, with a power that fills us with confidence and unshakable hope: “Behold, I make all things new” (Rev 21:5). With Mary we advance confidently towards the fulfilment of this promise… —POPE FRANCIS, Evangelii Gaudium, n. 288
Empowered by the Spirit, and drawing upon faith’s rich vision, a new generation of Christians is being called to help build a world in which God’s gift of life is welcomed, respected and cherished—not rejected, feared as a threat, and destroyed… Dear young friends, the Lord is asking you to be prophets of this new age… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Homily, World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, July 20th, 2008
Early on in the apparitions of Medjugorje, Our Lady allegedly gave this prayer of Consecration to the seers that directly cites the “flame of love”.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
overflowing with goodness,
show us Your love for us.
May the flame of Your heart,
O Mary, descend upon all mankind.
We love You so.
Impress true love in our hearts
that we may have a continuous
desire for You.
O Mary, meek and humble of heart,
remember us when we are in sin.
You know that all men sin.
Grant to us by means of
Your Immaculate Heart, to be
healed from every spiritual illness.
In doing so, we then will be able
to gaze upon the goodness
of Your Maternal Heart,
and thus be converted through
the flame of Your Heart. Amen.
First published April 15th, 2014.
- Is Medjugorje from God or the devil? Read On Medjugorje
- The Triumph – Part II
- The Triumph -Part III
Bless you, and thank you.
To receive The Now Word,
click on the banner below to subscribe.
Your email will not be shared with anyone.
|↑1||cf. The Seven Seals of Revolution|
|↑2||cf. Rev 6:4|
|↑3||cf. The Great Revolution!|
|↑4||cf. Rev 6:^|
|↑5||cf. 2014, and the Rising Beast|
|↑6||cf. Rev. 6:8; cf. Mercy in Chaos|
|↑7||cf. Great Shaking, Great Awakening|
|↑8||cf. The Eye of the Storm|
|↑9||cf. Warnings in the Wind and Wisdom, and the Convergence of Choas|
|↑10||cf. The Paralyzed Soul|
|↑11||eg. Matt 10:28; 10:31; Mk. 5:36; 6:50; Jn 14:27|
|↑12||cf. Gen 3:15|
|↑13||cf. Charistmatic VI|
|↑14||cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 969|
|↑16||cf. On Medjugorje|
|↑17||“As the third millennium of the Redemption draws near, God is preparing a great springtime for Christianity and we can already see its first signs.” May Mary, the Morning Star, help us to say with ever new ardor our “yes” to the Father’s plan for salvation that all nations and tongues may see his glory.” —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message for World Mission Sunday, n.9, October 24th, 1999; www.vatican.va|
|↑18||cf. Lk. 11:13|
|↑19||cf. So Little Time Left|
|↑20||cf. He Calls While We Slumber|
|↑21||cf. Dear Holy Father… He is Coming!|