THE GREAT DIVIDE
Posted on by Mark
I have come to set the earth on fire,
and how I wish it were already blazing!…
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on a household of five will be divided,
three against two and two against three…
So a division occurred in the crowd because of him.
I LOVE that word from Jesus: “I have come to set the earth on fire and how I wish it were already blazing!” Our Lord wants a People who are on fire with love. A People whose life and presence ignites others to repent and seek their Savior, thereby expanding the mystical Body of Christ.
And yet, Jesus follows this word with a warning that this Divine Fire will actually divide. It doesn’t take a theologian to understand why. Jesus said, “I am the truth” and we see daily how His truth divides us. Even Christians who love the truth can recoil when that sword of truth pierces their own heart. We can become proud, defensive, and argumentative when faced with the truth of ourselves. And is it not true that today we see the Body of Christ being broken and divided again in a most egregious way as bishop opposes bishop, cardinal stands against cardinal — just as Our Lady predicted at Akita?
The Great Purification
The past two months whilst driving back and forth numerous times between Canadian provinces to move my family, I have had a lot of hours to reflect on my ministry, what is happening in the world, what is happening in my own heart. In summary, we are passing through one of the greatest purifications of humanity since the Flood. That means we are also being sifted like wheat — everyone, from pauper to pope.
Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat… (Luke 22:31)
The reason is that Jesus is preparing for himself a People who will set the earth on fire — a Bride who is without spot or blemish; a Bride who will regain her inheritance and the lost gifts of Adam and Eve, namely, to live again in the Divine Will with all its rights of divine sonship. And what a Fire it will be when the Kingdom descends upon this People so that His will be done “on earth as it is in heaven”!
And it’s not just for His children’s sake; it is for God’s delight too.
The will, the intellect, the memory — how many harmonies and happinesses do they not contain? It is enough to say that they are part of the happiness and harmony of the Eternal One. God created His own personal Eden in the soul and the body of man — an Eden all celestial; and then He gave him the terrestial Eden as residence. —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, Volume 15, May 29th, 1923
Thus, it is a beautiful and terrifying moment — much like the hard labor pains that usher in a new birth. There is great suffering here and coming due to rampant apostasy, and yet, great joy is to follow. And just as a baby “divides” the mother as it passes through the birth canal, so too, we are witnessing the painful division of humanity, a sifting of cosmic proportions.
The Great Division
The divisions among us are one of the key signs of the times — far more than earthquakes, weather events, man-made plagues or even the manufactured “famine” that is now following upon its heels (caused, in large part, by reckless and immoral lockdowns). What has been most shocking to many laymen, scientists, and health care workers is how quickly the masses handed their bodies over to the government to be experimented on in the name of “safety” and the “common good” in what has been described as a “mass formation psychosis” or “strong delusion“. But this was a lie from the start since the common good is never served by injustice; the common good is never advanced by control and coercion. The result could only be a massive rupture in the social fabric and actually great harm to the common good. I say this not to scorn my “vaccinated” readers but to warn all of us of the precipice on which we now stand.
The battlefield is still warm, following Canada’s war on the unvaccinated. The mandates have let up, and both sides stumble back into something that looks like the old normal — except that there is a fresh and present injury done to the people we tried to break. And no one wants to talk about it.
Only weeks ago, it was the admitted goal of our own leaders to make life unlivable for the unvaccinated. And as a deputized collective, we force-multiplied that pain, taking the fight into our families, friendships, and workplaces. Today, we face the hard truth that none of it was justified — and, in doing that, uncover a precious lesson.
It was a quick slide from righteousness to cruelty, and however much we might blame our leaders for the push, we’re accountable for stepping into the trap despite better judgement.
We knew that waning immunity put vast numbers of the fully vaccinated on par with the shrinking minority of unvaccinated, yet we marked them for special persecution. We said they hadn’t “done the right thing” by turning their bodies over to state care — even though we knew that principled opposition to such a thing is priceless in any circumstance. And we truly let ourselves believe that going into another ineffectual lockdown would be their fault, not the fault of toxic policy.
And so it was by the wilful ignorance of science, civics, and politics that we squeezed the unvaccinated to the degree that we did.
We invented a new rubric for the good citizen and — failing to be one ourselves — took pleasure in scapegoating anyone who didn’t measure up. After months of engineered lockdowns, having someone to blame and to burn simply felt good.
So we cannot hold our heads high, as if believing we had logic, love, or truth on our side while we viciously wished death upon the unvaccinated. The best we can do is sit in the awareness of our rabid inhumanity for having cast so many aside. —Susan Dunham, What We Learned From Hating the Unvaccinated
Many capitulated to the “narrative” out of fear for their reputation, fear of losing their lifestyle, fear of being “cancelled”, or fear of being ridiculed and not belonging. This has been a global phenomenon and one that has revealed the vulnerabilities and dependence of billions upon just a handful of powerful billionaires and mega-corporations. St. John warned that, someday, powerful men with massive wealth would use “sorcery” or pharmakeia (“the use of medicine, drugs or spells”) to deceive and control the nations.
…your merchants were the great men of the earth, all nations were led astray by your sorcery. (Rev 18:23; NAB version says “magic potion”; cf. The Caduceus Key)
Here again, the words of St. John Newman are becoming more relevant by the hour, especially as new “waves” and even new viruses become the obsession of governments who have aligned themselves with the World Economic Forum.
Satan may adopt the more alarming weapons of deceit — he may hide himself — he may attempt to seduce us in little things, and so to move the Church, not all at once, but by little and little from her true position. I do believe he has done much in this way in the course of the last few centuries… It is his policy to split us up and divide us, to dislodge us gradually from our rock of strength. And if there is to be a persecution, perhaps it will be then; then, perhaps, when we are all of us in all parts of Christendom so divided, and so reduced, so full of schism, so close upon heresy. 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. Then suddenly the Roman Empire may break up, and Antichrist appear as a persecutor, and the barbarous nations around break in. —Blessed John Henry Newman, Sermon IV: The Persecution of Antichrist
I have mixed emotions as I walk through the new town where we live. On the one hand, I see beautiful smiles again — but they are tentative smiles. Many people are still afraid to shake hands, to exchange the “sign of peace”, to even be near each other. We have been drilled for two years to view the other as an existential threat (even though the survival rate is on par with and even higher than seasonal flu ). And we know that this present reprieve is soon going to vanish since it is established now that billions can be corralled and controlled with the mere wave of a presidential hand. It has become the perfect Storm to dismantle this present order so as to “build back better” — so the globalists tell us in one harmonious, acrid voice. Indeed, Canadian and U.K. authorities both admitted to pushing boundaries to see how far people can be manipulated. The answer is very far. And this has set the stage for the Great Divide…
The Great Dividers
Jesus did not come to bring peace but division. In other words, the truth of the Gospel would divide families, communities, and nations — even though it would set them free.
But there is another who divides and that is the Antichrist. Paradoxically, he will claim to bring peace not division. But precisely because his reign is predicated on lies and not truth, it will be a false peace. It will divide, nonetheless. For Jesus demands that we renounce the inclinations of our fallen nature — the inordinate attachment to property, family, and even one’s own life — in order to be His disciple. In return, He offers a share in His eternal Kingdom in communion with the saints. The Antichrist, on the other hand, demands that you hand over your property, family rights and freedom in order to participate in his kingdom — in a cold, sterile “equality” with everyone else. We have already experienced a foretaste of this, of how tempting it is to just “go along” with the programme. This is why I believe the times of the Antichrist are not far off: a great portion of humanity has already proven they are willing to exchange their autonomy for a false peace and security. And the infrastructure for such a system is almost completely now in place as we transition to a digital currency.
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. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Ultimately, however, it will not be just our freedom but the Church and her teachings that will be cancelled. In fact, when the Lord spoke in my heart years ago that a Great Storm was going to pass over the earth, He pointed to Revelation Chapter Six — the seven “seals” — as being that Storm.My Lord, how we are seeing this literally unfold now with war, inflation, food shortages, new plagues, and soon, a minor persecution of the Church that will break out (keep on eye on America, especially if the Supreme Court in the United States overturns Roe vs. Wade) before the sixth seal — the Warning. The violence, church burnings, and hatred we have seen to this point will pale in comparison. Moreover, we are already beginning to witness the fracturing of the Body of Christ as wayward bishops and priests openly and boldy foster a false Gospel and Anti-mercy. However, this has to happen; the Great Divide must come as the final stage in the purification of the obstinate and rebellious from the face of the earth.
The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thess 9:5-12)
So, dear Christian, you must prepare yourself — not by stockpiling weapons — but by casting your fears and anxiety completely upon the Lord. By increasing in love, not withholding it. But striving for unity and fellowship with one another, not withdrawing it.
If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing. Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others. (Phil 2:1-4)
In other words, light the fires of love now. For those who remain faithful, a new era of peace — true peace — will dawn. And a Divine Fire will rage from coast to coast…
To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. (Rev 2:26)
The victor will thus be dressed in white, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name in the presence of my Father and of his angels. (Rev 3:5)
The victor I will make into a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never leave it again. On him I will inscribe the name of my God and the name of the city of my God… (Rev 3:12)
I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne… (Rev 3:20)
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|↑1||cf. True Sonship|
|↑2||“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).“It’s a disturbia. It’s maybe a group neurosis. It is something that’s come over the minds of people all over the world. Whatever is going on is going on in the tiniest island in the Philippines and Indonesia, the smallest little village in Africa and South America. It’s all the same — it’s come over the entire world.” (Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, MPH, August 14th, 2021; 40:44, Perspectives on the Pandemic, Episode 19).“What the last year has really shocked me to the core about is that in the face of an invisible, apparently serious threat, rational discussion went out of the window… When we look back on the COVID era, I think it will be seen as other human responses to invisible threats in the past have been seen, as a time of mass hysteria.” (Dr. John Lee, Pathologist; Unlocked video; 41:00).“Mass formation psychosis… this is like hypnosis… This is what happened to the German people.” (Dr. Robert Malone, MD, inventor of mRNA vaccine technology Kristi Leigh TV; 4:54). “I don’t normally use phrases like this, but I think we are standing at the very gates of Hell.” (Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Vice President and Chief Scientist of Respiratory and Allergies at Pfizer; 1:01:54, Following the Science?)|
|↑3||Here are the age-stratified statistics of the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) for the COVID-19 disease, recently compiled by John I. A. Ioannides, one of the most prestigious bio-statisticians in the world. 0-19: .0027% (or a survival rate of 99.9973%)|
20-29 .014% (or a survival rate of 99,986%)
30-39 .031% (or a survival rate of 99,969%)
40-49 .082% (or a survival rate of 99,918%)
50-59 .27% (or a survival rate of 99.73%)
60-69 .59% (or a survival rate of 99.31%)https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.08.21260210v1
|↑4||September 27th, 2021, ottawacitizen.com|
|↑5||January 3rd, 2022, summitnews.com|
|↑6||cf. The Great Corralling|
|↑7||cf. Brace for Impact|
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