THE LABOR PAINS ARE REAL
The Sheep have been scattered…
I’m in Chicago and the day all the churches closed down,
before the announcement,
I woke up at 4 am from a dream with Mother Mary. She said to me,
“All of the churches will close today. It has begun.”
—from a reader
OFTEN a pregnant woman will feel slight contractions in her body several weeks before child birth, what are known as “Braxton Hicks” or “practice contractions.” But when her water breaks and she begins hard labor, it is the real deal. Even though the first contractions may be tolerable, her body has now begun a process that cannot be stopped.
Many voices are suggesting that the pandemic COVID-19 is merely a “test,” a warning that will soon pass. Well, this is not false labor—it is the beginning of the “birthing” process. It’s a warning only insofar as it is a first taste of the reality that is now here…
WHAT IS THE BIRTHING?
The global process that has begun will not reach its climax until the “birth”: when the entire People of God will pass through the birth canal of tribulation into an Era of Peace when there will no longer be a divided flock—Catholic and Protestant; Jew and Gentile—but one body. Then, all believers will be Catholic (since Christ only founded one Church). Coincidentally, these are the very Mass readings for today summarized prophetically by Pope Pius XI:
“And they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” May God… shortly bring to fulfillment His prophecy for transforming this consoling vision of the future into a present reality… It is God’s task to bring about this happy hour and to make it known to all… When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922
This “birthing” will bring about the “restoration of the Kingdom of Christ,” which is the restoration of the Kingdom of the Divine Will within the heart of man that was lost in Adam. It is the fulfillment of the “Our Father” on earth, before the end of time, as Our Lord taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” It will be the reign of Jesus “King of all Nations” within His Church. This birthing is foretold in the Book of Revelation:
She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth… She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. (Rev 12:2, 5)
The “iron rod” is the unshakeable, unchanging, eternal “Divine Will” that governs the physical and spiritual laws of creation and reflects all the divine attributes of the Holy Trinity itself. Christ is going to give the “gift of living in the Divine Will” in its fullness to those who persevere through the labor pains:
To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod… And to him I will give the morning star. (Rev 2:26-28)
The “morning star” is a “new and divine holiness” that will shine in the Church and make her immaculate—just like the Woman who gives birth to her—by virtue of “living in the Divine Will” as Our Lady did:
Mary, the shining star that announces the Sun. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Meeting with Young People at Air Base of Cuatro Vientos, Madrid, Spain; May 3rd, 2003; www.vatican.va
The rule with an iron rod, then, is nothing other than…
…the perfect communion with the Lord enjoyed by those who persevere to the end: the symbolism of the power given to the victors… sharing in the resurrection and glory of Christ. —The Navarre Bible, Revelation; footnote, p. 50
Keep this hope in the back of your mind as you read on. Last, the “hard” labor pains and “birthing” are just other ways of saying the “Passion of the Church.”
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.—Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 677
So, where are we now? Just as a woman has “pauses” in between labor pains (ie. contractions), so too, we may enter a brief pause “of sorts” if the coronavirus begins to abate. The temptation, even now, is to think that life will return to normal, that all this is just a bad nightmare that will go away. But this is the temptation of the Apostles in Gethsemane. They slept, not so much because they were tired, but because they did not want to face the Passion. We have entered Our Gethsemane, brothers and sisters, and many are already beginning to fall asleep, not wanting to face reality:
…the ‘sleepiness’ is ours, of those of us who do not want to see the full force of evil and do not want to enter into his Passion. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Apr 20, 2011, General Audience
I get that. I woke up this morning and realized that the nightmare is not in my dreams (my wife said I was attacked in my sleep again), but in the world outside my window that has forgotten that God exists. The prophecies of Scripture and of Our Lady are coming to pass in real-time, and to this, we ought to pay close attention…
THE FIRST GLIMPSES
Just as a laboring mother gets the first glimpses of what real contractions feel like, so too, we have been given a glimpse of what is coming through the first real “hard” labor pains this past month.
Like a Thief
What is nearing is the “Day of the Lord,” which, as I explain in our new Timeline, is not a twenty-four day but a period of time that begins in tribulation and ends in the vindication and fulfillment of God’s Word (“the meek shall inherit the earth,” the “Our Father”, etc.). According to Jesus and Saints Peter and Paul, the Day of the Lord comes “like a thief in the night.”  Everyone, including myself, did not foresee that within just mere days, public Masses would be canceled and near “martial law” would be imposed. The world has changed overnight. We have passed a point of no return. But this is not yet the Day of the Lord; it’s just the beginning of its vigil, the first “global” contraction that is leading to that “Day.”
See our Timeline to understand The Day of the Lord and how it comes as a “thief in the night” with the Warning.
The Cancelation of Masses
Though the public Mass has been canceled in many nations, the Mass is still being said in parishes—only without the congregation. However, according to Scripture, the Sacrifice of the Mass will at some point cease altogether. This cancellation of public Masses, ultimately imposed by the State (while Catholics can still go buy gasoline and groceries), reveals the hour in which we have entered. And it is from our own doing as well, the fruit of a lack of faith and sin in the Church:
The Church has no public credibility to defy what governments are asking due to the poor handling of the sexual abuse crisis. —letter from a priest
…the priesthood suddenly seemed to be a place of shame and every priest was under suspicion… As a result the faith as such becomes unbelievable, and the Church can no longer present herself credibly as the herald of the Lord. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times (Ignatius Press), p. 25
Moreover, says another priest:
…as an organization, if the Church doesn’t follow COVID-19 protocols, they could be fined $500,000. Instant bankruptcy. And people in the community are taking pictures & watching…
All this was accurately foreseen by St. John Newman:
…if there is to be a persecution, perhaps it will be then… When we have cast ourselves upon the world and depend for protection upon it, and have given up our independence and our strength, then [Antichrist] will burst upon us in fury as far as God allows him. —St. John Henry Newman, Sermon IV: The Persecution of Antichrist
But not yet. This is only the beginning—the first “awakening” for many of the pervasiveness and existence of a well-organized global power, a rising “beast” whom both Our Lady and the popes have warned is “Freemasonry” (see The New Paganism – Part IV):
The seven heads indicate the various Masonic lodges, which act everywhere in a subtle and dangerous way. This Black Beast has ten horns and, on the horns, ten crowns, which are signs of dominion and royalty. Masonry rules and governs throughout the whole world by means of the ten horns. —Our Lady to Fr. Stefano, To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, n. 405.d-e (with Imprimatur)
Note that the Enlightenment period was the brainchild of these “secret societies” under the broad title of Freemasonry, a group condemned dozens of times by the popes for their attempt to subvert the Church and create a “new world order.” It was from them that the errors of rationalism, scientism, evolutionism, atheism, Marxism, Communism, etc. were funded and implemented. Thus, it comes as no surprise that globalist and 33rd degree Freemason, Sir Henry Kissinger, sees COVID-19 as an opportunity to disband the old order:
The reality is the world will never be the same after the coronavirus. To argue now about the past only makes it harder to do what has to be done… Addressing the necessities of the moment must ultimately be coupled with a global collaborative vision and program…We need to develop new techniques and technologies for infection control and commensurate vaccines across large populations [and] safeguard the principles of the liberal world order. The founding legend of modern government is a walled city protected by powerful rulers… Enlightenment thinkers reframed this concept, arguing that the purpose of the legitimate state is to provide for the fundamental needs of the people: security, order, economic well-being, and justice. Individuals cannot secure these things on their own… The world’s democracies need to defend and sustain their Enlightenment values… —The Washington Post, April 3rd, 2020
In this scenario, Christianity has to be eliminated and give way to a global religion and a new world order. —Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life, n. 4, Pontifical Councils for Culture and Inter-religious Dialogue
Luz de Maria, one of the few living seers to have the ecclesiastical approval of her messages, said Christ revealed to her:
Communism has not waned, it resurfaces in the midst of this great confusion on Earth and great spiritual distress… —Jesus to Luz de Maria, April 20, 2018 (see When Communism Returns)
And the month before:
The world economy will be that of the Antichrist, health will be subject to adherence to the Antichrist, everyone will be free if they surrender to the Antichrist, food will be given to them if they surrender to the Antichrist… This is the freedom to which this generation is surrendering: subjection to the Antichrist. —March 2, 2018
Who can compare with the beast or who can fight against it? (Rev 13:4)
Glimpses of Fatima
With this first contraction, especially in Italy, we have been given a glimpse of how part of the message of Fatima is now coming into view, as well as other prophecies surrounding the papacy.
Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious [were] going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God. —Sr. Lucia, July 13th, 1917; vatican.va
…it is shown [in the vision] there is the need for the Passion of the Church, which naturally reflects itself on the person of the Pope, but the Pope is in the Church and therefore what is announced is the suffering for the Church… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, interview with reporters on his flight to Portugal; translated from Italian: “Le parole del papa: “Nonostante la famosa nuvola siamo qui…” Corriere della Sera, May 11, 2010
Other prophecies have likewise spoken of a time when the Holy Father will have to flee Rome and that an “anti-pope” may be put in place by an illicit conclave, a “false prophet” who will assist the rise of a false church.
I saw enlightened Protestants, plans formed for the blending of religious creeds, the suppression of papal authority… I saw no Pope, but a bishop prostrate before the High Altar. In this vision I saw the church bombarded by other vessels… It was threatened on all sides… They built a large, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights… but in place of an altar were only abomination and desolation. Such was the new church to be… —Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824 A.D.), The Life and Revelations of Anne Catherine Emmerich, April 12th, 1820
How strange, then, that the title “Vicar of Christ” was just removed from the Vatican’s Pontifical Yearbook Annuario Pontificio, symbolically reducing the papacy to the title by which Pope Francis first introduced himself on his election: “the bishop of Rome.” To be absolutely clear, Francis is the legitimate successor to Peter (and no Cardinal has stated otherwise, though, sadly, many laity are perfectly willing to spread conspiracy theories that only weaken the Petrine office). However, it is no secret that the “smoke of satan” has infiltrated the Church (ie. “Masonry”) and a “false church”— a “Black Ship” —continues to sail alongside the Barque of Peter.
…they thereby teach the great error of this age—that a regard for religion should be held as an indifferent matter, and that all religions are alike. This manner of reasoning is calculated to bring about the ruin of all forms of religion… —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum Genus,. n. 16
Ecclesiastical Masonry… develops the plan of founding a universal ecumenical Church, formed by the fusion of all the Christian confessions, among which, the Catholic Church. —Our Lady allegedly to Fr. Stefano, To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, n. 406, p
With international travel now almost at a standstill and Cardinals scattered throughout the world in self-isolation, never before has the Church come so dangerously close to the possibility of a false conclave where, if something happened to Pope Francis, it might be next to impossible to guarantee a valid papal election. It is, at the very least, a foreshadowing of the incredible vulnerability of the Church at this hour.
Glimpses of the “mark”
Many secularists believe that the Book of Revelation’s claim that a global government will someday impose a “mark” by which everyone must “buy and sell” is fantasy at best, and Christian nuttery at worst. Admittedly, the idea that everyone would willingly allow a mark on the forehead or hand seems far-fetched. But that has changed overnight with COVID-19.
For a few years now, the Lord has sounded a warning in my heart about a coming vaccine… that’s all. Then, on March 21st, I suddenly “saw” in my mind’s eye a vaccine coming that will be integrated in an electronic “tatoo” of sorts that may be invisible. The very next day, this news story was republished:
For the people overseeing nationwide vaccination initiatives in developing countries, keeping track of who had which vaccination and when can be a tough task. But researchers from MIT might have a solution: they’ve created an ink that can be safely embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and it’s only visible using a special smartphone camera app and filter. —Futurism, December 19th, 2019
I tucked that away… then in the last few days, I started seeing news stories that Bill Gates, who committed 10 billion dollars to vaccine research in 2010, is helping to develop a vaccine that is tied to a “digital ID.” In fact, many are not aware that the United Nations has a program called ID2020 that seeks to give every citizen on earth a digital ID. GAVI, “The Vaccine Alliance” is teaming up with the UN to integrate a vaccine with some kind of biometric.
Suddenly, such a “mark” is no longer science fiction. It takes little imagination to see where we are headed: the entire populace is going to be required to be vaccinated in order to “prevent the spread of plague.” And the only way to track who has and who hasn’t been vaccinated will be by an integrated digital ID. Those who don’t take the vaccine will naturally, of course, be banned from going into the public to “buy and sell”, just as “high risk” individuals are at the present moment. (In China, they already scan people’s faces to buy and sell according to a firsthand account given to me.)
There are rumours that this new vaccine may be derived from aborted fetal tissue, which would make it morally impermissible. I feel that, when the time comes, God will give us the wisdom to know whether this is something Christians must refuse, so don’t fret about this. Just “watch and pray.” By God’s mercy, we are getting glimpses of at least the general idea of what is coming so that we can get spiritually prepared… Read The Great Corralling.
Glimpses of Global Control
Not surprising has been the sudden and swift use of global surveillance and censorship. Facebook and Twitter are rapidly censoring any articles that would dare to help others learn natural ways to boost their immunity and combat the coronavirus. The only “cure” and “hope” for humanity that is permitted on social media now is, of course, a vaccine.
Police forces have set up hotlines for people to report their neighbours. Cellphone data is “suddenly” being used to track the movement of people to measure whether they are “social-distancing” or not and to identify who should be quarantined. Technology that is “usually used for counter-terror” is now being used in some countries to enforce quarantines and follow people testing positive for the virus.
And now, drones are being used to track citizens employing facial recognition and remote sensing of their temperatures. This caught my attention since, years ago, I had a dream where the skies were filled with flying objects I did not recognize. This was before any of us had ever seen a flying drone. But when they started becoming prevalent, I suddenly recognized them. In my dream, we were hiding from large drones that were surveilling the countryside.
Just moments ago, not knowing that I was writing on this subject, a friend sent this short video.
Again, brothers and sisters, these are actual contractions, actual reverberations of the real labor that has begun—the rise of a beast that is using fear and control to crush freedom:
The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, different from all the others; the whole earth it shall devour, trample down and crush. (Daniel 7:23)
And this is only the first contraction. What will happen when the second or third wave of the virus comes, much less everything else Scripture describes as “labor pains”?
AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
Of course, many will think that I have gone to “Crazy Town” for writing such things. “Balanced Catholics” just don’t go there. And yet, everything I’ve written above has been generally foretold by Scripture, repeated by the Church Fathers and many popes, and emerges in prophetic revelations that span centuries. On Countdown to the Kingdom, we are presenting seers from countries all over the world who are saying the same things.
Yet, that does not mean that the Catholic world is going to suddenly acknowledge what’s being said (not yet). Jesus warned that these times would be “as in the days of Noah” when people would remain quite happily oblivious.
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man; they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage up to the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. (Luke 17:26-27)
On the contrary, Jesus commanded us to “watch and pray” so that the day would not surprise us “like a thief in the night.”
You, brothers, are not in darkness, for that day to overtake you like a thief… Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do, but let us stay alert and sober. (1 Thess 5:4-6)
Jesus spoke openly with His apostles about His coming Passion, not to frighten and depress them, but to prepare them, ultimately, for the resurrection. Likewise, how can I prepare readers for the coming “restoration of the Kingdom of God” without speaking of the labor pains that proceed it? Because what is coming not long from now is the day when society will “social-distance” from Christians who will be forced into “self-isolation” because we’re not with Mr. Kissinger’s program.
This is very sobering, I understand. But I have to be faithful to what the Lord is putting on my heart with great urgency. I keep hearing over and over again that there is no time left. That can only mean that the labor has begun. That we are in the Garden of Gethsemane and, as such, this is no time to fall asleep.
Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Mark 14:38)
Still, we must remind ourselves again and again of the promise at Fatima—we are not abandoned in this trial. Jesus will never leave the side of His Bride. Moreover, he gave us a powerful mother, His mother, a Woman who is not defeated by the dragon but who eventually crushes him beneath her heel.
My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God. —Second apparition, June 13, 1917, The Revelation of the Two Hearts in Modern Times, www.ewtn.com
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