SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY,
THE MOTHER OF GOD
The following is the “now word” on my heart on this Feast of the Mother of God. It is adapted from the Third Chapter of my book The Final Confrontation about how time is accelerating. Do you feel it? Perhaps this is why…
But the hour is coming, and is now here…
IT may seem that to apply the words of the Old Testament prophets as well as the book of Revelation to our day is perhaps presumptuous or even fundamentalist. Yet, the words of the prophets such as Ezekiel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Malachi and St. John, to name but a few, are now burning in my heart in a way they did not in the past. Many people I have met in my travels say the same thing, that the readings of the Mass have taken on a powerful meaning and relevance that they never felt before.
THE SPIRAL OF SCRIPTURE
The only way to properly understand how texts written thousands of years ago could apply to our day, is that the Scriptures are living—the living Word of God. They live and breath new life in every generation. That is, they have been fulfilled, are being fulfilled, and will be fulfilled. These Scriptures keep spiraling down through the ages, finding fulfillment on deeper and deeper levels according to God’s infinite wisdom and hidden designs.
The spiral can be seen throughout creation. The pattern of leaves around the stem of a flower, pine cones, pineapples and seashells unfurl in spirals. If you watch water drain into a sinkhole or drain, it flows in the pattern of a spiral. Tornadoes and hurricanes form in a spiral pattern. Many galaxies, including our own, are spirals. And perhaps most fascinating is the spiral or helical shape of human DNA. Yes, the very fabric of the human body is made up of spiraling molecules, which determines the unique physical characteristics of each and every individual.
Perhaps the Word made flesh has also revealed Himself in Scripture in the pattern of a spiral. As we pass through time, His Word is fulfilled on new and different levels as we proceed toward the smallest “ring”, the end of time, into eternity. The historical, allegorical, and moral interpretations of Scripture come to pass in a multitude of ways in a multitude of times. We see this spiral most powerfully in the Book of Revelation when St. John describes the Seven Seals, Seven Bowls, and Seven Trumpets. They seem to unfold as deeper and further fulfillments of each other on various levels. (Even the “miracle of the sun”, as witnessed by some 80,000 people in Fatima and in various places throughout the world in our times, is often a spinning disc, sometimes spiraling towards the earth… see Debunking the Sun Miracle Skeptics).
THE SPIRAL OF TIME
If God’s creation moves in the direction of a spiral, perhaps time itself does as well.
If you’ve ever dropped a coin into one of those spiral “donation” displays, even though the coin maintains a circular path, it moves faster and faster as it spirals to the end. Many of us are feeling and experiencing a similar kind of acceleration today. Here, I am speaking on a metaphysical plane, the idea that God can accelerate time while the measure of time itself remains constant.
If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect whom he chose, he did shorten the days. (Mark 13:20)
In other words, just as that coin makes a full circle through the spiral, but increasingly in smaller and accelerated circles until it plops into the coin repository, so too is time completing 24-hour cycles, but in a spiritually accelerated manner.
We are heading towards the end of time. Now the more we approach the end of time, the more quickly we proceed—this is what’s extraordinary. There is, as it were, a very significant acceleration in time; there’s an acceleration in time just as there’s an acceleration in speed. And we go faster and faster. We must be very attentive to this to understand what is happening in today’s world. —Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe, O.P., The Catholic Church at the End of an Age, Ralph Martin, p. 15-16
While a day is still 24 hours and a minute 60 seconds, it’s as though time is somehow speeding up within itself.
As I pondered this some time ago, the Lord seemed to answer my query with a technological analogy: the “MP3.” It is a digital song format for electronic devices and the Internet which uses “compression” in which the size of a song file (the amount of space or computer memory it takes up) can be “shrunk” without noticeably affecting the sound quality. The size of the song file shrinks while the length of the song remains the same. Note, however, that compression can begin to drastically deteriorate the sound quality of a song: ie. the more compression there is, the worse the sound.
So too, as the days seem increasingly “compressed”, the more there is a deterioration in morals, civil order, and nature.
Because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12)
Of old you laid the earth’s foundations…they all wear out like a garment… for creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it, in hope that creation itself would be set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God. (Psalm 102:26-27; Rom 8:20-21)
THE SPIRALING STORM
Most of my readers have heard me share a prophetic word I received several years ago while praying in a farm field as I watched an approaching storm:
A Great Storm, like a hurricane, is coming over the earth.
Years later, I would read that the very same message had been given to several mystics, including this from Our Lady to Elizabeth Kindelmann:
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! But what sorrow it is for me to have to watch so many of my children throw themselves in hell! —Message from the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth Kindelmann (1913-1985); approved by Cardinal Péter Erdö, primate of Hungary
The point is this: the closer one gets to the “eye of the storm,” the more those spiraling winds increase in speed, intensity and danger. The most damaging winds are those within the eye-wall of the hurricane before they suddenly give way to the calm, light, and stillness of the eye of the storm. Yes, that is coming too, a Great Day of Light or what some mystics have called an “illumination of conscience” or “Warning.” But before that, the winds of confusion, division, chaos and violence are going to sweep over the world, the Seven Seals of Revolution that, as I write, are beginning to unfurl across many nations.
In 2013, I sensed the Lord say very strongly over a period of about two weeks that:
You are now entering into dangerous and confusing times.
At the time, none of us had heard of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who would become the next pope—and a flashpoint for much of the Church’s present turmoil, whether real or perceived. Today, the winds of confusion and division in the Church are rapidly intensifying…
2020 AND THE STORM
On the threshold of 2020, there is not, in a sense, anything new unfolding but rather an exponential increase in what has already begun. That is, humanity is moving faster and faster toward the Eye of the Storm. We have to pay attention to this! For the temptation to fall asleep, to pretend that things will just continue as they are indefinitely, to become preoccupied with all the confusion and problems or, conversely, to indulge in the flesh and thereby lose one’s moral compass… will only increase. Satan is dragging many souls into perdition, especially those who have been sitting on the fence, especially Christians who are lukewarm. If God was tolerant with our compromise and modus vivendi with the flesh in the past, it is not so any longer. I want to tell you with the greatest love and seriousness: cracks in your spiritual life will become footholds for Satan to wreak havoc in your marriages, families, and relationships—if left open. Repent of these; sincerely repent. Bring them to Confession and let your Merciful Jesus seal the cracks with His love and deliver you from the oppressor’s persecution.
The Prince of Darkness is wildly thrashing about as he knows that the time of St. Michael’s intervention and the hour of Our Lady’s Little Rabble is coming—that Great Day of Light when the Flame of Love will burst forth as the first rays of a New Pentecost and the Kingdom of the Divine Will will begin, interiorly, its universal reign within hearts.
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… —Our Lady to Elizabeth Kindelmann; see www.flameoflove.org
Then the strongholds that Satan and his minions held in many souls will be broken and the devil will lose much of his power in what the Scriptures call “heaven”, which is not Paradise, but the spiritual domain over the earth that Satan has roamed for over 2000 years.
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12)
St. John explains:
Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed.” (Rev 12:7-10)
This, however, is not the end of the Storm but a divine pause (some mystics, such as Fr. Michel Rodrigue, suggest this pause in the Storm will last mere “weeks” ). It will rather position the Church and the anti-church for its final confrontation. In a message to mystic Barbara Rose, God the Father speaks of this separation of the weeds from the wheat:
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 to Australian 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…. —from The Miracle of the Illumination of Conscience by Dr. Thomas W. Petrisko, p.96-97
Then will come the last half of the Storm when Satan will concentrate what power he has left into a single individual whom Tradition calls the “Son of Perdition.”
Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.It took its position on the sand of the sea. Then I saw a beast come out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads; on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads blasphemous names… (Revelation 12:17-13:1)
…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
In a word, Satan and his followers will then exhaust themselves in evil in a short and furious persecution of the Church. So, let them. Our eyes, brothers and sisters, ought to be fixed on most especially what follows the Storm (for just as you’ll be blinded by the debris of a real hurricane, so too, one can be distracted by all the evil in the world). It is the flourishing of the Kingdom of the Divine Will when the words of the Our Father will, at last, be fulfilled: “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Ah, my daughter, the creature always races more into evil. How many machinations of ruin they are preparing! They will go so far as to exhaust themselves in evil. But while they occupy themselves in going their way, I will occupy Myself with the completion and fulfillment of My Fiat Voluntas Tua (“Thy will be done”) so that My Will reign on earth—but in an all-new manner. Ah yes, I want to confound man in Love! Therefore, be attentive. I want you with Me to prepare this Era of Celestial and Divine Love… —Jesus to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, Manuscripts, Feb 8th, 1921; excerpt from The Splendor of Creation, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, p.80
It is this coming Era of Peace and unparalleled sanctity that I wish to continue addressing in the New Year, beginning with the confusion surrounding Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta herself…
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