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FOR years, I have been writing that the closer we get to the Warning, the more quickly major events will unfold. The reason is that some 17 years ago, while watching a storm rolling across the prairies, I heard this “now word”:
There is a Great Storm coming upon the earth like a hurricane.
Several days later, I was drawn to the sixth chapter of the Book of Revelation. As I began to read, I unexpectedly heard again in my heart another word:
This IS the Great Storm.
What unfolds in St. John’s vision are a series of seemingly connected “events” that lead to a complete collapse of society until the “eye of the Storm” — the sixth seal — which sounds very much like the so-called “illumination of conscience” or “Warning”, which brings us to the threshold of the Day of the Lord. In other words, these “seals” are the major events that follow one upon another until the world is caught in the vortex of chaos, essentially provoking divine intervention.
Another aspect of this Great Storm is that, if it is like a hurricane, then the closer one gets to the Eye of the Storm (the sixth seal), the more rapid and intense events will become. As I wrote in Warp Speed, Shock and Awe, this is intentional. The objective is to overwhelm us with one event after another in the coming collapse (ie. “reset”) of the world order as we know it. It is somewhat suspicious that, suddenly, several countries are beginning to drop all COVID restrictions, continuing an incoherent strategy that claims to “follow the science.” Perhaps this is a continuation of the psychological warfare being waged against humanity that both Canada and Britain, at least, have admitted to carrying out — a kind of cat and mouse game. Give the mouse a little freedom — and then pounce again in order to wear it down. If we are to believe the World Economic Forum, I think phase two of this “shock and awe” campaign is coming soon, which I’ll discuss in the “third seal” below.
Over the years, I have been careful to leave wide open the interpretation of this sixth chapter of St. John as something that is symbolic and that may span centuries. But lately, as I watch the signs unfolding before us, it seems that St. John’s vision is literally unfolding, just as he saw it. On my sister website, Countdown to the Kingdom, I have already explained each of the seals in more detail (see the Timeline). So here, I want to bring them into the light of recent events that have begun unfolding all at once. Is this just coincidence… or are we seeing the fulfilment of this scriptural word on the coming Storm that, not only I, but several seers have referred to, such as Pedro Regis, Agustín del Divino Corazón, Fr. Stefano Gobbi, Marie-Julie Jahenny (1850-1941), and 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! —from the approved revelations of Our Lady to Elizabeth Kindelmann (1913-1985), The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Locations 2994-2997); approved by Cardinal Péter Erdö, primate of Hungary
The First Seal
St. John writes:
I watched while the Lamb broke open the first of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures cry out in a voice like thunder, “Come forward.” I looked, and there was a white horse, and its rider had a bow. He was given a crown, and he rode forth victorious to further his victories. (Rev 6:1)
Again, St. Victorinus saw this as symbolic of “the Holy Spirit, whose words the preachers sent forth as arrows reaching to the human heart, that they might overcome unbelief.”  But it is Jesus who sends forth His Spirit. Hence, Pope Pius XII says of this rider:
He is Jesus Christ. The inspired evangelist [St. John] not only saw the devastation brought about by sin, war, hunger and death; he also saw, in the first place, the victory of Christ.—POPE PIUS XII, Address, November 15, 1946; footnote of The Navarre Bible, “Revelation”, p.70
I believe this first seal is the “time of mercy” that we have been granted (but which is now closing), as revealed to us by the crowned Rider, Jesus:
Before I come as the just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. Before the Day of Justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort: All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day. —Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary of Divine Mercy, Diary, n. 83
Since St. Faustina experienced this same vision again, personally, as an illumination of her conscience, it would seem this universal event is likely also the so-called “Warning” that has been prophesied by many saints and mystics (more on that in the sixth seal) and described in much the same way by other seers. It is a reminder that this Great Storm, painful as it will be, will be used by Christ to save as many souls as possible before the world is purified — and that the devil won’t be able to do everything he wants.
Even the demons are checked by good angels lest they harm as much as they would. In like manner, Antichrist will not do as much harm as he would wish. —St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Part I, Q.113, Art. 4
In other words, the Storm that is now upon us is also God’s mercy, as Our Lady said to Servant of God Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo (1882-1970):
The first form of mercy needed by this poor earth, and the Church first of all, is purification. Do not be frightened, do not fear, but it is necessary for a terrible Hurricane to pass first over the Church and then the world! — see “Fr. Dolindo’s Incredible Prophecy“
The Second Seal
The seals are, for the most part, man-made. It is a Storm of our own doing, brought on by the hubris of mankind. It is more than simply reaping what we have sown. It is also a deliberate destruction of the current world order through a global revolution, openly announced now by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and their henchmen in key government positions as “The Great Reset.” Here is the head of the WEF, Prof. Klaus Schwab, openly admitting in 2017 that many leaders today — from Angela Merkel to Russia’s Putin to Canada’s Trudeau — are students of the WEF.
When he broke open the second seal, I heard the second living creature cry out, “Come forward.” Another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And he was given a huge sword. (Rev 6:3-4)
Tensions between Russia and NATO and the U.S. and China are at an all-time high, while North Korea continues rattling its sabre with new missile tests. And it’s not just rhetoric. Tens of thousands of troops and military assets are being moved to the border of Ukraine and into the straights of Taiwan. Not only news headlines but recent messages from Heaven indicate that, indeed, war appears to be upon us.
You are forgetting the Warning at a time when it is near, and when rumors of war cease to be rumors. Plagues continue to be present in great cities and small towns. Disease continues to make news, borders close, and the fall of the world economy will quicken the pace of the Antichrist, who dwells on Earth beside his subjects. —St. Michael the Archangel to Luz de Maria, January 11th, 2022
My children, pray much so that the coming war would be mitigated — the power of prayer is great. —Our Lady to Gisella Cardia, January 25th, 2022
But we must also ask if part of this second seal is not already the biological weapons that have been unleashed upon the world in the past two years “so that people would slaughter one another” — both the virus causing COVID-19 and the experimental gene therapies to supposedly treat it?
There’s a mass psychosis. It’s akin to what happened in German society before and during World War II where normal, decent people were turned into aides and “just following orders” type of mentality that led to genocide. I see now that same paradigm happening. –Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, MD, August 14th, 2021; 35:53, Stew Peters Show
All this is happening under the nose of a confused public that has been bought and paid and swamped in propaganda to cover up the real death tolls from these injections. In the words of Klaus Schwab’s prodigé, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a “reset”. —Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Global News, Sept. 29th, 2020; Youtube.com, 2:05 mark
The Third Seal
When he broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature cry out, “Come forward.” I looked, and there was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand. I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures. It said, “A ration of wheat costs a day’s pay, and three rations of barley cost a day’s pay. But do not damage the olive oil or the wine.” (Rev 6:5-6)
It is clear this is an inference to hyper-inflation: a mere “ration” of wheat costs a day’s pay. In recent months, we have witnessed “sky-high inflation levels” around the world. With the reckless and catastrophic lockdowns of the healthy coupled with forced injection mandates, the supply chains have been severely damaged. A friend spoke with a building contractor last night who said “prices are literally skyrocketing” and that he cannot give proper quotes for jobs now because the situation is so volatile.
Grocery store shelves in many countries are beginning to empty. My assistant researcher took this photo in a Cornwall, Ontario grocery store recently. And according to the World Food Program as of June last year, “41 million people are literally knocking on famine’s door.” When I spoke with a local food bank representative before Christmas, she said there was a huge spike in families needing assistance.
Moreover, several news outlets claim we are on the verge of a water crisis that, in and of itself, may spark war.
Because they lack bread and water they shall be devastated; each and every one will waste away because of their guilt. (Ezekiel 4:17)
In the stock markets, analysts are predicting that the long-awaited “super-bubble” may pop this year, potentially wiping out 35 trillion in stocks and housing. 
Here, we must also address what the World Economic Forum is warning in no uncertain terms: that a cyber-attack is inevitable with “COVID-like characteristics” that will take down the global economy. In fact, just as the WEF ran a scenario of a global pandemic weeks before it broke out, so too, they have run a scenario of the impact of a global cyberattack. Why, at this point, shouldn’t we believe Prof. Klaus Schwab who says the fallout will make COVID-19 look like a “small disturbance in comparison to a major cyber attack”?
The Fourth Seal
When he broke open the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature cry out, “Come forward.” I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades accompanied him. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth. (Rev 6:7-8)
St. John sees, as it were, the fallout of the previous two seals: mass deaths by the instruments of warfare — whether they are conventional, biological, or cyber. There is a colossal social collapse taking place. While some believe COVID-19 is waning, the World Health Organization is already warning of a deadly new virus: Marburg, an ebola-like inflammation with a fatality ratio of up to 88%.
In a confirmed talk with pilgrims in Germany, Pope John Paul II gave what is perhaps the starkest papal warning regarding coming tribulations:
If there is a message in which it is said that the oceans will flood entire sections of the earth; that, from one moment to the other, millions of people will perish… there is no longer any point in really wanting to publish this [third] secret message [of Fatima]… We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it, because it is only in this way that the Church can be effectively renewed. How many times, indeed, has the renewal of the Church been effected in blood? This time, again, it will not be otherwise. We must be strong, we must prepare ourselves, we must entrust ourselves to Christ and to His Mother, and we must be attentive, very attentive, to the prayer of the Rosary. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, interview with Catholics at Fulda, Germany, Nov. 1980; “Flood and Fire” by Fr. Regis Scanlon, ewtn.com
The Fifth Seal
When he broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the witness they bore to the word of God. They cried out in a loud voice, “How long will it be, holy and true master, before you sit in judgment and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?” Each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to be patient a little while longer until the number was filled of their fellow servants and brothers who were going to be killed as they had been. (Rev 6:9-11)
The Lord said to Cain: “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground” (Gen 4:10).The voice of the blood shed by men continues to cry out, from generation to generation, in ever new and different ways. The Lord’s question: “What have you done?”, which Cain cannot escape, is addressed also to the people of today, to make them realize the extent and gravity of the attacks against life which continue to mark human history; to make them discover what causes these attacks and feeds them; and to make them ponder seriously the consequences which derive from these attacks for the existence of individuals and peoples. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Evangelium Vitae, n. 10
In every diabolical revolution, we have often seen the Church attacked at the same time as the State. It is a rebellion against authority, whether political or spiritual. For those bishops who believe their present co-operation with global leaders during this Great Reset has earned them a “safe place” in this world, this seal is a reminder that the globalists have no intention of letting the Catholic Church exist.
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 Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, Apri 20th, 1884
While the souls beneath the altar may represent all innocent victims crying for justice, the fifth seal may ultimately be a swift and violent attack on the priesthood amidst the global chaos that will have erupted. It is perhaps this attack on Christ himself in the person of the priesthood, along with the destruction preceding it, that at last triggers a final Warning to humanity…
The Sixth Seal
I remember reading the previous seals many years ago and asking the Lord, “If this Storm is like a hurricane, then there must be an Eye of the Storm?”
Then I watched while he broke open the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; the sun turned as black as dark sackcloth and the whole moon became like blood. The stars in the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs shaken loose from the tree in a strong wind. Then the sky was divided like a torn scroll curling up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. The kings of the earth, the nobles, the military officers, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves in caves and among mountain crags. They cried out to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has come and who can withstand it?” (Rev 6:12-17)
In a scene from the movie Lord of the Flies, a group of boys survives a plane wreck and is stranded on an island. As the weeks go by, the group becomes divided against one another — and then brutal. In the final scenes, the island descends into chaos and fear as the dissidents are hunted down. They flee to the beach in terror… only to suddenly find themselves at the feet of Marines who had just landed by boat. One soldier stares down in disbelief at the savage kids and asks in a puzzled voice, “What are you doing??” It was a moment of illumination. Suddenly, these barbarous tyrants became little boys again who began to cry as they remembered who they truly were.
This is an analogy of what is coming to the earth’s inhabitants “soon”, we are told: an illumination of conscience; a “correction” or “judgment in miniature,” as though everyone on earth were standing before the Just Judge at the end of their life and hearing Him say, “What have you done?” It is the eyewall of the Storm.
To be honest, I’d never heard anyone suggest that the Warning is the same event as the sixth seal, which may seem presumptuous on its face. So I was shocked and delighted to read a couple of years ago that Jesus had said this very thing to the Orthodox seer, Vassula Ryden.
…when I will break the sixth seal, there will be a violent earthquake and the sun will go as black as coarse sackcloth; the moon will turn red as blood all over, and the stars of the sky will fall on to the earth like figs dropping from a fig-tree when a high wind shakes it; the sky will disappear like a scroll rolling up and all the mountains and islands will shake from their places… they will say to the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us away from the One who sits on the Throne and from the anger of the Lamb;’ for the Great Day of My Purification is soon upon you and who will be able to survive it? Everyone on this earth will have to be purified, everyone will hear My Voice and recognise Me as the Lamb; all races and all religions will see Me in their interior darkness; this will be given to everyone like a secret revelation to reveal the obscurity of your soul; when you will see your insides in this state of grace you will indeed ask the mountains and the rocks to fall on you; the darkness of your soul will appear as such that you would think the sun lost its light and that the moon too turned into blood; this is how your soul will appear to you, but in the end you will only praise Me. —March 3rd, 1992; ww3.tlig.org
In St. John’s vision, so terrified are many of seeing their souls in the light of justice that they will want to hide; it’s as though it is the Final Judgment. But it’s not; it is just a Warning that humanity has completely lost its way and is heading toward the abyss. As such, many prodigal sons and daughters will return Home through this grace… but sadly, others will not, setting the stage for the “final confrontation” with the Antichrist and his followers. In a recent message to the Italian seer, Gisella Cardia, Our Lady says:
My children, the Warning is very, yes very near: many will kneel down and acknowledge the power of God, asking for forgiveness, and many will not believe, because they are captive to the power of Satan and will die without repentance. Be ready, children, I warn you because I want all My children to be saved. —January 25th, 2022
The sixth seal, then, opens the way for the “hour of decision” for the world …
The Seventh Seal
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. —Servant of God Maria Esperanza, Antichrist and the End Times, Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi, P. 37
After the sixth seal is opened, God instructs His angels to withhold Divine Justice until the foreheads of the faithful are sealed:
Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God. (Revelation 7:3)
Here, the vision seems to include those Jews who will at last embrace Jesus Christ as their Messiah after having seen Him (or the Cross, etc.) in the Warning:
I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of mercy and supplication, so that when they look on him whom they have thrust through, they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and they will grieve for him as one grieves over a firstborn. (Zech 12:10)
Behold, he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him. All the peoples of the earth will lament him. Yes. Amen. (Rev 1:7)
Those who repent will be sealed with the cross upon their foreheads.
By the cross and consecration to my Immaculate Heart, you will win the victory: it is enough to pray and make reparation, for the cup of the Father is flowing over, chastisement will soon come to humanity like a hurricane, like an impetuous storm. But do not be afraid, for the elect will be marked with the sign of the cross on their foreheads and hands; they will be protected, kept within the refuge of my purest Heart.—Our Lady to Agustín del Divino Corazón, January 9, 2010
And with that, the seventh seal is opened, and humanity is given a brief reprieve to “put their house in order” as they begin to cross the threshold of the Day of the Lord. It is the brief Eye of the Storm before the chastisements that will cleanse the earth of all the wicked for an Era of Peace.
When he broke open the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (Rev 8:1)
Be still and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth. (Psalms 46:11)
According to several seers around the globe from various countries, the Warning is “very soon.” But if that is the case, then so are the seals that precede it. Have they already been opened to one degree or another? Yes, probably. Is it possible that they have a definitive “unsealing” in the days to come? It would seem so. Clearly, then, we should already be putting our house in order as much as a woman about to give birth prepares for the hard labour at hand.
The Day of the Lord approaches. All must be prepared. Ready yourselves in body, mind, and soul. Purify yourselves. —St. Raphael to Barbara Rose Centilli, February 16th, 1998; 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
I cannot repeat enough the urgency to close the cracks in your spiritual life; it is through these that Satan is gaining a foothold, even among the elect. If you have fallen, if you are in a state of sin and rebellion, the good news is that it is not too late to say “yes” to Jesus, who awaits you with open arms (see To Those in Mortal Sin and The Great Refuge and Safe Harbour).
For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night. When people are saying, “Peace and security,” then sudden disaster comes upon them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness, for that day to overtake you like a thief. For all of you are children of the light and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness. Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do, but let us stay alert and sober. (1 Thess 5:2-6)
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