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THE COMING DIVINE CHASTISEMENTS

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THE world is careening toward Divine Justice, precisely because we are refusing Divine Mercy. Mark Mallett and Prof. Daniel O’Connor explain the main reasons why Divine Justice may soon purify the world through various chastisements, including what Heaven calls Three Days of Darkness. 

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THE REAL FALSE PROPHETS

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The widespread reluctance on the part of many Catholic thinkers
to enter into a profound examination of the apocalyptic elements of contemporary life is,
I believe, part of the very problem which they seek to avoid.
If apocalyptic thinking is left largely to those who have been subjectivized
or who have fallen prey to the vertigo of cosmic terror,
then the Christian community, indeed the whole human community,
is radically impoverished.
And that can be measured in terms of lost human souls.

–Author, Michael D. O’Brien, Are We Living In Apocalyptic Times?

I TURNED off my computer and every device that could possibly stalk my peace. I spent much of the last week floating on a lake, my ears submerged under the water, staring up into the infinite with only a few passing clouds glancing back with their morphing faces. There, in those pristine Canadian waters, I listened to the Silence. I tried not to think about anything except the present moment and what God was carving in the heavens, His little love messages to us in Creation. And I loved Him back.

It was nothing profound… but a crucial break from my ministry that tripled in readership overnight after the closure of churches this past winter. The Lockdown of civilization came “like a thief in the night,” and millions of people have awoken to sense something profoundly wrong unfolding right now… and are looking for answers. There has been a literal landslide in emails, messages, phone calls, texts, etc. and, for the first time, I can no longer keep up. I remember years ago, the late Stan Rutherford, a Catholic mystic from Florida, looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Someday, people are going to come streaming to you and you won’t be able to keep up.” Well, I’m doing what I can and deeply apologize to anyone whose messages I have not responded to. 

OFFENDING CATHOLIC SENSIBILITIES

When I returned from my retreat, I learned of another landslide—one that does not surprise me, though, continues to baffle. It is those who, despite the clear “signs of the times”, despite the unequivocal words of the popes, and despite the messages of Our Lord and Lady that form a clear “prophetic consensus” from the around the world… are still looking for rocks to stone the prophets. Don’t get me wrong—discernment of prophecy is critical (1 Thess 5:20-21). But the sudden emergence of articles in the Catholic sphere eager to pronounce condemnations on those who do not fit their bill of what a seer should be… or against those who would dare utter the words “end times”… or those who would speak of future events that don’t bode well for a comfortable retirement plan… is actually disheartening. At a time when churches are being restricted or closed, when some are being attacked and burned, when persecution against Christians in the Western hemisphere is so close to bursting upon us… Catholics are nitpicking?? Suddenly, the words of Jesus bear remarkable resemblance to our times:

In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away. So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man. (Matt 24:38-39)

In other words, some people remain in complete denial. They are seeking comfort instead of conversion. They continually find excuses to suggest that things are not nearly as bad as they actually are. They only see the glass as half full when it’s practically empty. Some are, in fact, even mocking the Noah’s of our time.

In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions. It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. (Jude 1:18)

Fifteen years ago, I finally said “yes” to St. John Paul II’s call to us youth at World Youth Day:

Dear young people, it is up to you to be the watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ! —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World, XVII World Youth Day, n. 3; (cf. Is 21:11-12)

Oh, how lovely—Jesus is coming. But do Catholics seriously believe that He is coming without everything else that would precede it as outlined in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, 2 Thess 2, etc.? And when we say “He is coming”, we are referring to a process called the “end times” that culminates in the fulfillment of the words of the “Our Father” before the end of the world—when His Kingdom will come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven—as a fulfillment of Scripture and final preparation of the Church.

…the Kingdom of God means Christ himself, whom we daily desire to come, and whose coming we wish to be manifested quickly to us. For as he is our resurrection, since in him we rise, so he can also be understood as the Kingdom of God, for in him we shall reign. —Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), n. 2816

That’s why we named our new website “Countdown to the Kingdom” instead of “Countdown to Doom and Gloom”: we are spiralling toward victory, not defeat. But the teaching of the Magisterium is clear:

Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers… The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. —CCC, n. 675, 677

This “glory” (ie. eternity) is preceded by the sanctification of the Church so that the Bride will become spotless and without blemish (Eph 5:27), so that she will be clothed in a white linen of purity (Rev 19:8). This purification must precede the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. Hence, the vast majority of the Book of Revelation is not about the end of the world but the end of this age, leading to a “new and divine holiness” as St. John Paul II put it.[1] Thus, his predecessor Pope St. John XXIII convened a pastoral Second Vatican Council with this in mind: that an Era of Peace was coming, not the end of the world.

At times we have to listen, much to our regret, to the voices of people who, though burning with zeal, lack a sense of discretion and measure. In this modern age they can see nothing but prevarication and ruin … We feel that we must disagree with those prophets of doom who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the world were at hand. In our times, divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations which, by human effort and even beyond all expectations, are directed to the fulfilment of God’s superior and inscrutable designs, in which everything, even human setbacks, leads to the greater good of the Church. —POPE ST. JOHN XXIII, Address for the Opening of the Second Vatican Council, October 11th, 1962

John Paul II summarized it this way:

After purification through trial and suffering, the dawn of a new era is about to break.POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, September 10, 2003

Yes, “trial and suffering” precede this coming “period of peace.” This is why the “virtue-signaling” of Catholics who say we must only talk about hope, designer masks, and “positive” things is getting a little silly; why those who want to sit on the fringes and hedge their bets regarding these times (only jumping in when it makes them look intuitive and smart) is just cowardice; and why attacking as “fundamentalists” those who say we are living in the “end times” is just sheer blindness. Seriously, what are they waiting for? Such souls seemingly want to rearrange the deck chairs on this Titanic instead of helping their brothers and sisters get into the Life Boat (ie. the “ark” of the Immaculate Heart) for the stormy ride ahead. But don’t take my word for it regarding the times we’re passing through:

There is a great uneasiness at this time in the world and in the Church, and that which is in question is the faith. It so happens now that I repeat to myself the obscure phrase of Jesus in the Gospel of St. Luke: ‘When the Son of Man returns, will He still find faith on the earth?’…I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging. —POPE PAUL VI, The Secret Paul VI, Jean Guitton, p. 152-153, Reference (7), p. ix.

…he who resists the truth through malice and turns away from it, sins most grievously against the Holy Ghost. In our days this sin has become so frequent that those dark times seem to have come which were foretold by St. Paul, in which men, blinded by the just judgment of God, should take falsehood for truth, and should believe in “the prince of this world,” who is a liar and the father thereof, as a teacher of truth: “God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying (2 Thess. ii., 10). In the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and the doctrines of devils” (1 Tim. iv., 1). —POPE LEO XIII, Divinum Illud Munus, n. 10

When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the “Son of Perdition” of whom the Apostle speaks. —POPE ST. PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical On the Restoration of All Things in Christ, n. 3, 5; October 4th, 1903

For those who prattle on how all this apocalyptic talk is just reckless and negative delusion, consider what Jesus says at the beginning of the Book of Revelation—a scripture that is chock full of prophecies of global war, famine, economic collapse, earthquakes, plagues, deadly hail storms, destructive meteor showers, beasts, 666 and persecution:

Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written therein; for the time is near. (Rev 1:3)

Hm. Blessed are those who read “doom and gloom”? Well, it’s only doom and gloom to those who fail to see that “unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” [2] Jesus wants us to actually read and discuss these distressful texts so as to anticipate them and be prepared, and such preparedness is actually blessedness. But here, I am not speaking of “prepping” or survivalist techniques but a preparation of the heart: where a person becomes so detached from the world that they are not shaken by talk of chastisements, antichrists and trials because they recognize that nothing, absolutely nothing happens in this world that does not ultimately come by way of the hand of the Father. As it says in today’s Psalm:

Learn then that I, I alone, am God, and there is no god besides me. It is I who bring both death and life, I who inflict wounds and heal them.(Today’s Psalm)

The peace of such souls comes not by clinging to false comfort and illusory security or by “positive thinking” and sticking one’s head in the proverbial sand… but by dying to this world and its empty promises:

Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? (Today’s Gospel)

By today’s standards, Jesus would be considered a false prophet for such dreary talk. But you see, the false prophets were those who told the people what they wanted to hear; the true prophets were those who told them what they needed to hear—and they stoned them.

A WORD ON FR. MICHEL

Many of the stones being thrown right now are toward an alleged seer from Quebec, Canada, Fr. Michel Rodrigue. He is one of several alleged seers featured on Countdown to the Kingdom and who has become a lightning rod of sorts. It may be because tens of thousands of people are not only watching his videos there or reading his words, but actually responding to them. We have received countless letters of powerful conversions and awakenings happening through the messages of Fr. Michel—some of which are dramatic and are going “viral.” 

For my part, I have only seen a fraction of the videos on Countdown of Fr. Michel (I simply haven’t had time to review all the material; my collaborators, however, have gone through his talks). Of what I have heard, it is consistent not only with the Scriptures but the “prophetic consensus” of seers around the world. Of those questions raised in a “theological evaluation” by Dr. Mark Miravalle, my colleague Prof. Daniel O’Connor answered clearly and logically.[3] Nonetheless, I continue to “watch and pray” and discern not only Fr. Michel but all the seers on Countdown. We do not “endorse” any visionaries; we are merely giving a platform for credible and orthodox prophetic words in accordance with St. Paul’s admonition to “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.” [4]

That said, there has been some genuine confusion surrounding Fr. Michel. Our collaborator, Christine Watkins, who interviewed Fr. Michel for her book, had written that Fr. Michel “tells everything” to his bishop who had “approved” his messages. On the contrary, the bishop wrote a letter stating to Fr. Michel that he does not support the idea of “the Warning, the chastisements, the third World War, the Era of Peace, any construction of refuges, et cetera.” and gave indications that he had not, in fact, seen “everything”.  It’s unclear how or why this miscommunication occurred. What can be deduced from this is that the bishop does not support his messages, but also that no official investigation or study of the messages has occurred. The bishop is entitled to his opinion, but as of this writing, has not issued a formal and binding declaration regarding the alleged revelations of Fr. Michel. For that reason, the messages remain on Countdown to the Kingdom for continuing discernment.[5]

Second, many people are balking at some prophecies circulating from Fr. Michel that this Fall will see an uptick in serious events. They claim that such prophecies must be false because Jesus said: “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.”[6] But Our Lord was speaking to the Apostles 2000 years ago, not necessarily every generation (and He was obviously right). Moreover, Fr. Michel would not be the first seer in the history of the Church to speak of impending events. The approved messages of Fatima were very specific about coming events being near, not to mention the exact date of the “miracle of the sun.” Finally, Fr. Michel in this regard is actually consistent with other seers around the world who are pointing to major events very soon.

The prophet is someone who tells the truth on the strength of his contact with God—the truth for today, which also, naturally, sheds light on the future. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Christian Prophecy, The Post-Biblical Tradition, Niels Christian Hvidt, Foreword, p. vii

Just a cursory glance of the daily headlines suggests these seers are probably more right than not.

As for my ministry, I will continue to walk with the Church on these things. Should Fr. Michel or any other seer be formally “condemned”, I will adhere to that. Truly, it would be no skin off my teeth because this ministry is not built on private revelation but the Public Revelation of Jesus Christ in the Word of God, preserved in the deposit of faith, and passed on through Sacred Tradition. That’s the rock on which I stand and hope to keep my readers on as well for it’s the only rock that Christ himself put in place.

So that said, shouldn’t we continue to listen to that very Word with attentive humility?:

Do not despise the words of prophets,
but test everything;
hold fast to what is good…

(1 Thessalonians 5:20-21)

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THE REIGN OF ANTICHRIST

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COULD the Antichrist already be on earth? Will he be revealed in our times? Join Mark Mallett and Prof. Daniel O’Connor as they explain how the edifice is in place for the long foretold “man of sin”…

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THE WARNING OF LOVE

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IS it possible to break God’s heart? I would say that it is possible to pierce His heart. Do we ever consider that? Or do we think of God as being so big, so eternal, so beyond the seemingly insignificant temporal works of men that our thoughts, words, and actions are insulated from Him?

On the contrary, Our Lord is deeply grieved by humanity’s rejection, not only of His love, but of ourselves. He sees how happy we could be… yet how miserable we end up being. Daily, we are confronted with either a wide and easy road of following the whims of our flesh… or the narrow and difficult road of resisting those temptations and doing rather what is good, what is right, and thus taking one more step toward becoming more human, more like God, more like the person we were created to be. Listen to His lament in today’s first Mass reading:

Hear, O mountains, the plea of the LORD, pay attention, O foundations of the earth! For the LORD has a plea against his people, and he enters into trial with Israel. O my people, what have I done to you, or how have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, from the place of slavery I released you… (Micah 6:2-4)

In the Hours of the Passion, which bears the nihil obstat and Imprimatur, Jesus reveals to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta the true nature of His agony during His Passion, undertaken to liberate man from the power of sin. It was not so much the physical pains, which of course He felt in His body, but the internal torment of knowing that many souls—despite His saving death on the Cross—would still reject their salvation! Thus, the cup He wished taken away in Gethsemane was not the Cross,[1] but the reality that—despite all—many souls would be lost because, in their free will, they would choose enmity against God and friendship with the flesh.

My child, do you want to know what it is that torments Me more than My executioners? Indeed, the executioners’ tortures are nothing compared to this! It is eternal love which, wanting primacy in all things, makes Me suffer all at once… Love is the nails for me, love is the scourging, love is the crown of thorns – love is everything for Me. Love is My perennial Passion…—Fifth Hour, 9PM; Hours of the Passion

‘Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pass from Me’ – that is, the chalice of souls who, by withdrawing from Our Will, [are] becoming lost. Although this chalice of Mine is extremely bitter, [I repeat] not My will, but your Will be done. — Sixth Hour, 10PM

Oh souls, see how much I have loved you? If you choose not to consider your own soul, consider at least My love! —Twenty-first hour, 1pm.

And let us not think that it is the “pagans” only who are adding sorrow to the soul of Christ. The seven letters in the Book of Revelation that list the Lord’s grievances are addressed to the churches. Indeed, as the Psalmist wrote:

Why do you recite my statutes, and profess my covenant with your mouth, though you hate discipline and cast my words behind you? (Today’s Psalm)

Is it possible, My Son, that not even the elect whom You have chosen wish to give themselves entirely over to You? Rather, it appears that the souls who ask to enter your Heart to seek refuge and shelter, end up scorning You and causing You a more sorrowful death. Moreover, all the sufferings they cause You are hidden under the veil of hypocrisy. —The Heavenly Father to Jesus; Hours of the Passion, the Nineteenth Hour

Note that Jesus said “Love is My perennial Passion.” This is why we can and do pierce the Heart of Jesus today: when we refuse His love. To be certain, in no way does our sinful rejection of the Creator diminish His own eternal joy and happiness; but can we say that God truly loves us if He does not feel compassion for His creatures? The word com-passion means “with-passion”, or you could say, with-the-passion of the other. God is sorrowful for our sake, not His own (since He does not need creation. Rather, creation came into being, out of His good pleasure, so as to share the interior life and bliss of the Holy Trinity with another made in His image—Adam and Eve and their progeny.) Likewise, when a mother sees her baby fall and cry while taking his or her first steps, the mother’s joy is not diminished by the fall; but she scoops her child up into her arms to comfort, for that is what compassion does. In fact, this is why Our Heavenly Mother, now a citizen of the Heavenly City, weeps as well. As she said to Luisa:

Our Highest Good, Jesus, had departed for heaven and is now before his Heavenly Father, pleading for his children and brothers on earth. From his heavenly homeland He looks upon all souls; no one escapes him. And his love is so great that He leaves his mother on earth as the comforter, assistant, instructor and companion of his and my children.—The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 30

ASSUAGING HEAVEN

Here, then, is how to dry the tears of Heaven, dear reader. First of all, acknowledge in all humility that, you too, like me, have brought tears to the Father’s cheeks. Second, ask forgiveness for this, for which you already know, that Jesus is eager to absolve. Third, make a sincere resolution, here and now, to never go down the wide and easy path again.

You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. (First reading; Micah 6:8)

To the upright, I will show the saving power of God. (Today’s Psalm response)

Time is short for this world to respond to this divine plea. God desires that all should be saved,[2] but now, after 2000 years, the Christian Way has been rejected. As such, poor humanity is literally plunging into an abyss of darkness of its own making, hour by hour. Even atheists can see this (I know, because one wrote me). And yet, God in His goodness intends to give one last sign to this fallen world before it is purified—a Warning or “illumination of conscience” that mystics, saints, and seers alike have long predicted, including the Apostle St. John (see The Great Day of Light).

When you do these things, shall I be deaf to it? Or do you think that I am like yourself? I will correct you by drawing them up before your eyes. He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me; and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God. (Today’s Psalm)

After this Warning will come the Passion of the Church.

An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. (Today’s Gospel)

So, it is clear then what you ought to do today, dear sister; do not put off to tomorrow what you ought to do today, dear brother:

You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

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THE TIME OF REFUGES

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IN the coming trials upon the world, are there going to be places of refuge to protect God’s people? And what about “the rapture”? Fact or fiction? Join Mark Mallett and Prof. Daniel O’Connor as they explore the Time of Refuges.

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Mark Mallett

ISAIAH’S PROPHECY OF GLOBAL COMMUNISM

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WRITTEN over 2700 years ago, Isaiah is the preeminent prophet of the coming Era of Peace. The Early Church Fathers often cited his works when speaking of a coming “period of peace” on earth—prior to the end of the world—and as also prophesied by Our Lady of Fatima.

Yes, a miracle was promised at Fatima, the greatest miracle in the history of the world, second only to the Resurrection. And that miracle will be an era of peace which has never really been granted before to the world. —Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi, October 9th, 1994 (papal theologian for Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, and John Paul II); Family Catechism, (Sept. 9th, 1993), p. 35

The Church Fathers also understood this period Isaiah spoke of to be one and the same as that of the “millennium” that St. John foretold in the 20th chapter of Revelation—what the Fathers also called the “Day of the Lord” or “Sabbath rest” for the Church:

Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15

They interpreted both Isaiah’s and St. John’s symbolic language to refer to the end of a wicked global reign, after the “beast” and “false prophet” are cast into Hell (Rev 19:20), and a Judgment of the Living takes place. Then, the Scriptures will be vindicated, peace will reign for a time, and as Our Lord said:

This gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:14)

Most significantly, the words of the “Our Father” will be fulfilled at last when Christ’s Kingdom will come in a new modality, and the Father’s “will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This hope was beautifully expressed by St. Louis de Montfort who said the saints during that time “will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs.”[1]

Your divine commandments are broken, your Gospel is thrown aside, torrents of iniquity flood the whole earth carrying away even your servants… Will everything come to the same end as Sodom and Gomorrah? Will you never break your silence? Will you tolerate all this for ever? Is it not true that your will must be done on earth as it is in heaven? Is it not true that your kingdom must come? Did you not give to some souls, dear to you, a vision of the future renewal of the Church? —St. Louis de Montfort, Prayer for Missionaries, n. 5; www.ewtn.com

This renewal, Isaiah foretells, involves a certain restoration of creation through a triumph over evil, disease, and division, for a time.

These are the words of Isaiah concerning the millennium: ‘For there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and the former will not be remembered nor come into their heart, but they will be glad and rejoice in these things, which I create… There shall no more be an infant of days there, nor an old man that shall not fill up his days; for the child shall die a hundred years old… For as the days of the tree of life, so shall be the days of My people, and the works of their hands shall be multiplied. My elect shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for a curse; for they shall be a righteous seed blessed by the Lord, and their posterity with them. —St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, Ch. 81, The Fathers of the Church, Christian Heritage; cf. Is 54:1

So, what is coming then is the chaining of Satan (Rev 20:4). But then that also means…

We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through… We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel, of Christ versus the anti-Christ… It is a trial… of 2,000 years of culture and Christian civilization, with all of its consequences for human dignity, individual rights, human rights and the rights of nations. —Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (JOHN PAUL II ), at the Eucharistic Congress, Philadelphia, PA; August 13, 1976; cf. Catholic Online (confirmed by Deacon Keith Fournier who was in attendance)

This final battle is steadily progressing toward its peak—Clash of Kingdoms. Indeed, just as St. John foretold the rise of global totalitarianism under a “beast” before an Era of Peace,[2] so too did Isaiah. And just as St. John emphasized how the beast would dominate through the economy by controlling who could “buy or sell” (Rev 13:17), Isaiah reveals how this Antichrist will likewise dominate over the world’s wealth.

A PROPHECY OF GLOBAL COMMUNISM

In this past Wednesday’s first Mass reading, Isaiah warns a stubborn and unrepentant Israel (which is a type of the Church who is the “new Israel” cf. Catechism of the Catholic Churchn. 877) how a king will come from Assyria to purify their nation.

Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger, my staff in wrath. Against an impious nation I send him, and against a people under my wrath I order him to seize plunder, carry off loot, and tread them down like the mud of the streets. But this is not what he intends, nor does he have this in mind; Rather, it is in his heart to destroy, to make an end of nations not a few. For he says: “By my own power I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am shrewd. I have moved the boundaries of peoples, their treasures I have pillaged, and, like a giant, I have put down the enthroned. My hand has seized like a nest the riches of nations; as one takes eggs left alone, so I took in all the earth; no one fluttered a wing, or opened a mouth, or chirped!”

According to some Early Church Fathers such as Hippolytus,[3] Victorinus[4] and Lactantius, the Antichrist may originate from present day Syria (Iraq), which was ancient Assyria. 

Another king shall arise out of Syria, born from an evil spirit… and he will constitute and call himself God, and will order himself to be worshipped as the Son of God, and power will be given him to do signs and wonders…Then he will attempt to destroy the Temple of God, and persecute the righteous people; and there will be distress and tribulation such as there never has been since the beginning of the world. —Lactantius (c. 250-330 AD), Divine Institutes, Book 7, ch. 17 

To be certain, the Antichrist is an actual person,[5] but he also comes to reign through a global empire—a “beast with seven heads”.[6] What is most notable in Isaiah’s passage is what this “him” whom God sends to chastise the nations does: he seizes plunder, carries off loot, moves boundaries, and snatches the riches of the nations. In other words, this is precisely what Communism does: it seizes private property, confiscates wealth, stifles private enterprise, and annihilates the boundaries of nations.

In her 1921 book exposing the plot for a Communist “world revolution,” author Nesta H. Webster tackled the underlying root philosophy of the secret societies of Freemasonry and Illuminatism who are driving today’s present upheaval. It is the notion that “Civilization is all wrong” and that salvation for the human race lies in a “return to nature.” Not only is this clearly nuanced in the United Nations’ 17 “sustainable development” goals,[7] but it was also highlighted—and condemned—by Pope St. Leo XIII:

At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself …that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view—namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum GenusEncyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, Apri 20th, 1884

The philosopher François-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, was one of the most powerful French Masons whom one man described as “The most perfect incarnation of Satan that the world ever saw.” Voltaire supplies the vision and reason why so many popes condemned and warned about their plot for a global revolution… which, clearly, is well underway:

…when conditions are right, a reign will spread across the whole earth to wipe out all Christians, and then establish a universal brotherhood without marriage, family, property, law or God. —Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Stephen Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head (Kindle Edition)

Former USSR president, Michael Gorbachev, who founded Green Cross International to promote the UN’s initiatives and who remains an avowed atheist and communist, stated on the PBS Charlie Rose Show:

We are part of the Cosmos… Cosmos is my God. Nature is my God… l believe that the 21st century will be the century of the environment, the century when all of us will have to find an answer to how to harmonize relations between man and the rest of Nature… 
We are part of Nature…  —October 23, 1996, Canada Free Press 

Webster emphasizes how the elimination (ie. plundering) of private property is key to a new world order. Quoting French philosopher and Freemason Jean-Jacques Rousseau, she summarizes how the philosophy behind these secret societies is the idea that private possession is the root of discord.

“The first man who bethought himself of saying ‘This is mine,’ and found people simple enough to believe him was the real founder of civil society. What crimes, what wars, what murders, what miseries and horrors would he have spared the human race wo, snatching away the spades and filling the ditches, had cried out to his fellows: ‘Beware of listening to this imposter; you are lost if you forget that the fruits of the earth belong to all and the earth to no one.’” In these words [of Rousseau] the whole principle of Communism is to be found. World Revolution, The Plot Against Civilization, pp. 1-2

Of course, the best deceptions always have a kernel of truth, if not a lot of truth. This is why the young today are being so easily drawn into Marxist principles once again. But Webster exposes the insanity of this sophistry for what it is:

Destroy civilization in its entirety and the human race sinks to the level of the jungle in which the only law is that of the strong over the weak, the only incentive the struggle for material needs. For although Rousseau’s injunction, “Go back into the woods and become men!” may be excellent advice if interpreted as a temporary measure, “go back into the woods and remain there” is a counsel for anthropoid apes… As to the distribution of the “fruits of the earth” one has only to watch two thrushes on the lawn disputing over a worm to see how the question of food supply is settled in primitive society. —Ibid. pp. 2-3

Which is why Our Lady appeared at Fatima to beg for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, lest the errors of Communism, about to take hold there through the Bolshevik revolution, would begin to spread throughout the entire world. Our Lady was not heeded. As Pope Pius XI pointed out in his powerful and prophetic encyclical, Divine RedemptorisRussia and its people were usurped by those…

…authors and abettors who considered Russia the best-prepared field for experimenting with a plan elaborated decades ago, and who from there continue to spread it from one end of the world to the other… Our words are now receiving sorry confirmation from the spectacle of the bitter fruits of subversive ideas, which We foresaw and foretold, and which are… threatening every other country of the world. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 24, 6

THE PLAN IN REAL TIME

Indeed, this radical agenda for “the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world” is proceeding as planned. A proposed United Nations blueprint called Agenda 21, pushed by radical but influential environmentalist Maurice Strong and signed onto by 178 member nations, has been absorbed and retooled under the current plan: Agenda 2030. Its predecessor called for the abolition of “national sovereignty” and the dissolution of property rights.

Agenda 21: “Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes.” — “Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender”, June 7th, 2012; investors.com

I’m sure the prophet Isaiah would be blowing a very large trumpet were he alive today. Especially when you consider what is happening in plain sight under the cover of COVID-19 and radical quarantine measures for the “common good”: one of the greatest wealth transfers in history. Market analyst, Jim Cramer, notes that corporations and the stock market are suspiciously thriving while small businesses are “dropping like flies.”[8] The reason is that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are “printing money” in order to buy up government and corporate debt thus hiding what is really happening—the collapse of the global economy and a steady flow of assets to the Reserve. In April, Bloomberg reported that the Fed is “buying $41 Billion of assets daily”; Morgan Stanley analysts estimate that the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan and Bank of England will expand their balance sheets by a cumulative $6.8 trillion when all is said and done. And stock analyst Greg Mannarino of Traders Choice claims:

We have not seen anything yet. In order for the Federal Reserve to finish it’s plan [to own the planet], which we’re in the heart of it right now, they’re funnelling trillions of dollars around the world to other central banks to buy assets. —July 16th, 2020; shtfplan.com

In other words, the worlds wealth is quickly being concentrated into a handful of powerful banking families, who are Freemasons.[9]

Perhaps this is the saddest tragedy of the present hour as we watch rioters burning buildings, looting, toppling statues, attacking police officers, calling openly for Marxist rule to reign: they are essentially handing power over to a banking cartel who are increasingly calling the shots. The irony of this revolution was not lost on Benedict XVI:

A new intolerance is spreading, that is quite obvious… a negative religion is being made into a tyrannical standard that everyone must follow. That is then seemingly freedom—for the sole reason that it is liberation from the previous situation. —Light of the World, A Conversation with Peter Seewald, p. 52

As I have written before, war and division are from the playbook of Freemasonry: stoking international tensions, funding both sides of a war, fomenting racial and gender divisions, breaking everything down in order to eventually build it up again… Ordo ab chaos (order out of chaos”) is the secret society’s modus operandi. Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Wayles Eppes Monticello:

[T]he spirit of war and indictment… since the modern theory of the perpetuation of debt, has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating. —June 24, 1813; let.rug.nl

Sound familiar?

We think of the great powers of the present day, of the anonymous financial interests which turn men into slaves, which are no longer human things, but are an anonymous power which men serve, by which men are tormented and even slaughtered. They [i.e., anonymous financial interests] are a destructive power, a power that menaces the world. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Reflection after the reading of the office for the Third Hour this morning in the Synod Aula, Vatican City, October 11, 2010

THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

One could not end this meditation on Isaiah’s prescient words without noting one other key aspect by which Communism is spreading again throughout the world: “Green” politics. As an official on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) quite candidly admitted:

…one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth… —Ottmar Edenhofer, dailysignal.com, November 19th, 2011

And again,

This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years—since the industrial revolution. —Chief Climate Change official of the United Nations, Christine Figueres, November 30th, 2015; unric.org

Just listen to one of the architects of the “new world order” (whose mission is to promote precisely what Isaiah prophesied: “open” borders of nations):

This is the crisis of my lifetime. Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be  impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary. And then came Covid-19, which has totally disrupted people’s lives and required very different behaviour. It is an unprecedented event that probably has never occurred in this combination. And it really endangers the survival of our civilization… we must find a way to cooperate on fighting climate change and the novel coronavirus. —George Soros, May 13th, 2020; independent.co.uk.

This is the same Soros openly funding these violent revolutionaries, according to an undercover exposé by Project Veritas.[10]

Indeed, we are entering what the United Nations-backed World Economic Forum calls the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” According to their website, it is…

…a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. January 14th, 2016; weforum.org

But did we ask or vote for this? Here, the latter part of Isaiah’s prophecy is also remarkably coming to fruition; over “all the earth… no one fluttered a wing, or opened a mouth, or chirped!” No, this revolution is happening with our full co-operation as we all connect to the “internet of things”—and surrender our privacy and freedom at the same time. Yes, it’s remarkable how quickly countries, one by one, confined their healthy populations to virtual house arrest with barely any resistance. How no one has asked how those trillions in free government cheques are going to be paid back. And what a strange silence from the hierarchy of the Church as they closed parishes without a peep. The narrative on social media is tightly controlled as tech giants go into hyper-censorship mode. Indeed, people are increasingly afraid to “flutter a wing” or “open a mouth” for fear of being banned, shamed, or even fired. Isaiah seemingly foresaw this in stunning accuracy.

But so too have several popes and members of the hierarchy. The Vatican’s study on the New Age called “Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life” is a critical prophetic work that explains in more detail the warnings a century earlier of previous popes; of a “global vision”—minus Christianity—based on a blend of environmentalism, technology, and playing with the DNA of life altogether. 

Deep ecology’s emphasis on biocentrism denies the anthropological vision of the Bible, in which human beings are at the centre of the world… It is very prominent in legislation and education today… in the ideological theory underlying population control policies and experiments in genetic engineering, which seem to express a dream human beings have of creating themselves afresh. How do people hope to do this? By deciphering the genetic code, altering the natural rules of sexuality, defying the limits of death. —Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life, n. 2.3.4.1 

In other words, it is a revolution that will culminate exactly in how Isaiah, St. John, Our Lord and St. Paul said it would: in man putting himself in the place of God.

…that day [the Day of the Lord] will not come, unless the rebellion [revolution] comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thess 3-4)

But it will be a short reign. The Lord will break the wicked, says Isaiah, and for a time, there will be a period of peace and justice:

He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips. Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb… In days to come, The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it… For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and set terms for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again… for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:4-6, 2:2-5, 11:9)

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