Mark Mallett

THE HARD TRUTH — PART V

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                                     Unborn Baby at 8 Weeks                                                    Lobster 

WORLD leaders call Roe vs. Wades’ overturning “horrific” and “appalling”.[1] What is horrific and appalling is that as early as 11 weeks, babies begin developing pain receptors. So when they are burned to death by saline solution or dismembered alive (never with anesthetic), they are subjected to the most brutal tortures. Abortion is barbaric. Women have been lied to. Now the truth comes into the light… and the Final Confrontation between the Culture of Life and the culture of death comes to a head…

First published December 15th, 2006…   

TOLERANT, Humane, Equal—the new Trinity of the modern world, the image in which we have recreated ourselves. As such in this emerging New World Order, animals have been given the same rights as humans… if not more.

Take for example:

The CrustaStun, billed as a more humane way to kill lobsters, was originally launched with a home and restaurant version in 1999 by British inventor Simon Buckhaven. Buckhaven says the shock makes lobsters insensible for pain-free boiling… “There were pressures on them from upscale dining room and grocery chains in the U.K. and London to humanely process seafood.” —CBC News, December 14th, 2006

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

Nothing wrong with treating animals more humanely: in fact, abuse of creation is incompatible with Christianity. But if we are to be Tolerant, Humane, and Equal, then shouldn’t all animals be treated the same way?

In some cases, the unborn baby is not recognized as a human being with rights until the moment of birth, even in some “advanced” countries such as Canada (at which point Tinkerbell enters the womb and waves her wand, magically bestowing personhood). But we know these unborn “fetuses” are alive. So at the very least, should they not be treated with the same accord as animals?

It is contradictory to insist that future generations respect the natural environment when our educational systems and laws do not help them to respect themselves. The book of nature is one and indivisible: it takes in not only the environment but also life, sexuality, marriage, the family, social relations: in a word, integral human development. Our duties towards the environment are linked to our duties towards the human person, considered in himself and in relation to others. It would be wrong to uphold one set of duties while trampling on the other.  —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n. 51

Indeed, the daily destruction of the unborn remains a glaring contradiction. It seems that pain is the pivotal issue here in so far as “rights”—that issue which tugs so profoundly at the sensitive modern heart.

HUMANE PAIN 

If we demand that lobsters feel little to no pain while killing them, shouldn’t this also be the case when we kill the unborn? But do the unborn feel any pain at all?

Medical facts we know today of fetal development:

  • 21 days: heart begins beating.
  • 4 or 5 weeks: pain receptors appear around the mouth.
  • 7 weeks: Lip tactile response may be evoked in a fetus.
  • 11 weeks: the face and all parts of the upper and lower extremities are sensitive to touch.
  • 13 to 14 weeks, the entire body surface, except for the back and the top of the head, are sensitive to pain.
  • 18 weeks: stress hormones are released by an unborn child injected by a needle, just as they are when adults feel pain.
  • 20 weeks: the fetal brain has the full complement of brain cells present in adulthood, ready and waiting to receive pain signals from the body.
  • 20-30 weeks: an unborn child has more pain receptors per square inch than at any other time, before or after birth, with only a very thin layer of skin for protection.
  • 30-32 weeks: mechanisms that inhibit or moderate the experience of pain do not begin to develop until weeks 30-32. Any pain the unborn child experiences before these mechanisms form is likely worse than the pain an older child or adult experiences.* To see some extraordinary photos of living unborn babies at various stages of development, click here.

(Sources for the above include: Dr. Paul Ranalli, neurologist, University of Toronto; S. Reinis & J. Goldman, The Development of the Brain C. Thomas Pub., 1980; Willke, J & B, Abortion: Questions & Answers, Hayes, 1991, Chpt. 10; Expert Report of Kanwaljeet S. Anand, MBBS, D.Phil.” Northern District of the US District Court in California. 15 Jan 2004; http://www.abortionfacts.com)

Baby at 11 Weeks

THE HARD TRUTH 

In a livestock slaughterhouse, a method of slaughter is deemed legally humane in the U.S. only if…

…all animals are rendered insensible to pain by a single blow or gunshot or an electrical, chemical, or other means that is rapid and effective before being shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. —Section 2 of the Humane Slaughter Act, 7 USC 1902           

By contrast, D&E abortions (Dilation and Evacuation) performed as late as 24 weeks—well after the child begins to feel pain—involve the dismemberment of the unborn child by a pair of sharp metal forceps. See here for an illustration. Also, view the video Silent Scream to see an actual D&E procedure and the 12-week-old baby’s response on ultrasound.

Instillation methods of abortion (performed even after 30-32 weeks) involve the replacement of up to one cup of amniotic fluid with a concentrated salt solution. The unborn child inhales the solution as the salt burns the baby’s skin. The child lives in this condition for up to an hour. See the results of such an abortion here.

In neither of these techniques is the unborn child provided with any form of anesthetic. [2]

An unborn child at 20 weeks gestation “is fully capable of experiencing pain… Without question, [abortion] is a dreadfully painful experience for any infant subjected to such a surgical procedure.” —Robert J. White, MD., Ph.D. professor of neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University  

46 million abortions are performed worldwide each year.  —The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform

The hard truth is that—just like the many who talked louder or turned up their radios as the trains, filled with panic-stricken Jews on their way to Auschwitz, passed by their neighbourhoods—we are turning up the volume in our modern world to drown out the pain-filled cries of the unborn… and perhaps the cries of our conscience. 

How can we be surprised by the indifference shown towards situations of human degradation, when such indifference extends even to our attitude towards what is and is not human? What is astonishing is the arbitrary and selective determination of what to put forward today as worthy of respect. Insignificant matters are considered shocking, yet unprecedented injustices seem to be widely tolerated. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n. 51

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↑2For those who haven’t read the other Hard Truths, it should be understood that I believe the personhood, dignity, and life of the unborn child must be respected from conception until natural death. Anesthesia is not an option to make the pain of our conscience go away. Ending abortion is the only option. It is coming… whether we end it — or God ends it — the end of it is coming.

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HOW TO KNOW WHEN THE WARNING IS NEAR

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EVER since beginning this writing apostolate some 17 years ago, I have seen numerous attempts to predict the date of the so-called “Warning” or Illumination of Conscience. Every prediction has failed. God’s ways continue to prove that they are so much different than our own.

That said, I don’t believe we are without key markers as to the nearness of the Warning. What I am about to share here is not about dates but signs that may suggest the proximity of the Warning, which several seers, some of whom we have posted on Countdown to the Kingdom, have claimed is near, according to Our Lord’s and Our Lady’s messages.

The following is a personal “word” I believe the Lord gave me many years ago, one that is proving to be true by the hour. In fact, it is precisely this word that has guided me, especially in recent times, regarding any expectations of the Warning. That is to say, I have not been expecting the Illumination at all — until very recent signs have emerged… 

THE GREAT STORM — SEVEN SEALS

Long-time readers have heard me share this before. That some 16 years ago, when I felt moved to watch a storm rolling across the prairies, among the first “now words” came to me that stormy afternoon:

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 an awful lot like the so-called “illumination of conscience” or Warning. In my reflection Brace For Impact, I went into detail regarding these seals and the accompanying “signs of the times.” 

I have always been reticent to read this sixth chapter as applying to only future events. Maybe the seals span decades or centuries. But more and more, I am beginning to believe that St. John witnessed in his vision a massive global revolution [1]of primarily man-made events after the first seal is broken. What follows is war (second seal); inflation (third seal); new plagues, famine, and violence (fourth seal); persecution (fifth seal); followed by the sixth seal — what I call the “Eye of the Storm” of this cosmic hurricane. Over a decade later, I received a confirmation of sorts that the sixth seal is indeed the “Warning” when I read a message from Jesus 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. —Jesus to Vassula, March 3rd, 1992; ww3.tlig.org

It seems to me that the second seal is well underway, particularly with the launch of bio-weapons and a man-made pandemic that has already begun the collapse of modern civilization. War in the 21st century does not have to look like its counterparts in the 20th century. 

Second, nearly every person on the planet now is beginning to feel the affects of inflation. Incredible what St. John wrote 2000 years ago:

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 just so happens that wheat is at the center of a growing food shortage.[2] Again, I believe the entire food and supply chain shortages are man-made and intentional. You’d have to be a complete idiot to think you can lockdown your entire population and believe it won’t destroy jobs, businesses, and local economies and literally lives. I appealed several times in personal letters to my own bishop and to the bishops at large [3] to please denounce these immoral and reckless lockdowns, but not a single prelate acknowledged that they even received my letter. A new peer-reviewed study shows that as many as 911,026 additional deaths among children alone under five years old occurred by these destructive policies of Bill Gates, the World Health Organization, and those paid to do their bidding.[4]

With Monkeypox and now Polio apparently re-emerging, food shortages looming, and the inevitable consequences of civil unrest and looting, the fourth seal begins to take shape. 

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. (Revelation 6:7-8)

The fifth seal is the voice of the martyrs crying out from beneath the altar for justice. “…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.” [5] One cannot help but think of the thousands of Christians presently being persecuted and slaughtered in the middle east by radical Islamic groups like Boko Haram. Or priests being violently attacked in places around the world, not to mention churches and shrines. Note: this is the seal that precedes the Warning, or sixth seal. While I think this fifth seal is already unfolding, it’s my personal feeling that we are going to see a shocking outburst of violence against the Church — especially in the United States if Roe vs. Wade and abortion laws are upended. Pro-abortion advocates have already proven violent and are promising a “night of rage”[6] should the high court overturn the landmark ruling as anticipated. Last summer in Canada, over two dozen churches were vandalized or burned to the ground on mere rumours that unmarked gravesites at residential schools were alleged “mass graves” of indigenous children. None of this has been proven — but it goes to show how emotions toward the Church are a tinderbox right now, especially as allegations of sexual malfeasance in the priesthood continue to emerge. 

It is the assault upon the priesthood and Christ’s Bride that appears to provoke Divine Justice with a global earthquake, perhaps some kind of celestial event, accompanied by a global Illumination of Conscience (see Fatima and the Great Shaking). Yes, when the Church is under a violent and widespread assault, we will have reason to believe that the Warning is very, very near. At the same time, it is clear that not every region will see the same signs in the same intensity, so we “watch and pray” remaining vigilant and ready to meet the Lord in any case. 

OTHER SIGNS

The term the “Warning” appears to have been coined in Garabandal, Spain where several children allegedly received apparitions from Our Lady. One of the things she told the children is that:

When Communism comes again everything will happen. —Conchita Gonzalez, Garabandal – Der Zeigefinger Gottes (Garabandal – The Finger of God), Albrecht Weber, n. 2; excerpt from www.motherofallpeoples.com

“Everything” includes the “Warning”, which Our Lady revealed to the Spanish seers. Oddly, Communism hadn’t even left yet at that time. But now it’s clear that global Communism is well underway[7] — not in its previous forms but, this time, wearing a green hat under the guise of “environmentalism” and “healthcare.”[8]

Marxist communism, which seemed destroyed with the fall of the Berlin Wall, has been reborn and is certain to govern Spain. The sense of democracy is substituted for the imposition of a single way of thinking and by authoritarianism and absolutism incompatible with democracy… With much pain, I have to tell you and warn you that I have perceived an attempt to make Spain stop being Spain. —Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Valencia, January 17th, 2020, cruxnow.com

The same can be said for Canada, France, Australia, America, Ireland and a host of other countries where the “Great Reset” is well underway. 

Another intriguing aspect of those apparitions is the testimony of a Mother Superior who had been told thirdhand from a priest that the Warning would come after a “synod”. As I was preparing this article, Spirit Daily was right on cue with this subject. 

María de la Nieves García, head of a school in Burgos, where the seer [Conchita Gonzales] studied in 1966 and 1967. The nun derived the information from two priests. Stated the superior (reportedly): “During the apparition, the Virgin told [the visionary, Conchita Gonzales] that before the future events occur, a synod will take place, an important synod.”

“Do you mean a Council?” the aunt allegedly asked (it was the time of Vatican II).

“No, the Virgin didn’t say Council,” the seer purportedly responded. “She said ‘Synod,’ and I think Synod is a small council.”

…“It is impossible,” the superior is quoted as stating, “for a 12-year-old girl without any knowledge and culture to talk about a Synod that didn’t exist.” —spiritdaily.org

A half-century later, the ecclesial term “synod” would suddenly become commonplace in the Church. Of note is the recent German synod where several bishops are propagating heretical positions, particularly on human sexuality. But the Church, in general, is in a synodal process from 2021 to 2023. About what, exactly, is not entirely clear. It seems to be a synod on synodality on “how to move forward on the path towards being a more synodal Church in the long-term.”[9] If turning the Church into one big ongoing Synod is the goal — especially if it’s about transforming the Church into a democracy rather than the monarchy it is — then we may very well have another key sign of the nearness of the Warning. 

THE WARNING …AND YOU

The final sign I want to highlight is what is happening within my own soul and many others whom I have been in contact with. There seems to be deep cleansing and purification taking in place in people who are watching, praying, and seeking the Lord. In my own heart, God is revealing little by little the depth of my brokenness, self-centeredness, and need for healing and liberation. It’s been a very painful illumination.

If the Warning is like the sun breaking the horizon at dawn, then we are presently in the hours before the sunrise. Already, the night is giving way to the first light of dawn; and the closer we get to the Warning, the more the Sun of Justice will illuminate the landscape of our hearts. It’s as though we are getting small doses of the Illumination already, which will increase, until the moment of the Warning when the Sun of Justice breaks across the world. For those who have already “awoken” before dawn, the Illumination will not be as painful. But for those who have been living in the dark, it will be a shocking awakening. 

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 6:16-17)

With His divine love, He will open the doors of hearts and illuminate all consciences. Every person will see himself in the burning fire of divine truth. It will be like a judgment in miniature. —Fr. Stefano Gobbi, To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, May 22nd, 1988 (with Imprimatur)

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. —God the Father allegedly to Barbara Rose Centilli, 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

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 (Volume 15-n.2, Featured Article from http://www.sign.org)

As we appear to be living in the Seven Seals of Revolution, the best way to prepare is to remain always in a state of grace: run from sin! Second, stay close to the Sacraments where Jesus has made Himself available to us in an extraordinary way: through His Real Presence in the Eucharist and His Divine Mercy in the confessional. Weekly confession is a powerful way to conquer sin, remain accountable, and attain the grace we need in these times to persevere and remain faithful. And encircle it all with the chain of the Rosary.

When will the Warning come? I don’t know. But if what I heard in my heart 16 years ago was authentic, I believe that when we see the signs above intensifying to the point of civil unrest and widespread suppression and violent persecution of the Church, that the dawning Illumination will be at the very threshold. In the moment of greatest chaos, when the winds of change are fiercest, the Eye of the Storm will break out briefly upon wounded mankind… a last chance for the prodigal sons and daughters to return Home before the final half of the Storm.[10]

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↑1Note: the architects of the “Great Reset” are actually calling this the Fourth Industrial Revolution
↑2cf. trendingpolitics.com
↑3cf. Open Letter to the Bishops
↑4journals.plos.org
↑5Rev 6:11
↑6cf. dailycaller.com
↑7read Isaiah’s Prophecy of Global Communism
↑8cf. The New Paganism Part III & Part IV
↑9cf. synod.va
↑10see The Timeline

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THE GREAT DIVIDE

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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…

(Luke 12:49-53)

So a division occurred in the crowd because of him.
(John 7:43)

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.[1] 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“.[2] 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[3] ). 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[4] and U.K.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]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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Footnotes
↑1cf. 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?)
↑3Here 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
↑4September 27th, 2021, ottawacitizen.com
↑5January 3rd, 2022, summitnews.com
↑6cf. The Great Corralling
↑7cf. Brace for Impact

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ISAIAH’S PROPHECY OF GLOBAL COMMUNISM

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WE are nearing the end of our family and ministry’s move to another province. It’s been quite an upheaval… but I’ve managed to keep one eye out for what is rapidly taking place in the world as self-appointed global “elites” wrestle power, sovereignty, supplies and food from the world’s population through manufactured crises. 

Church Father Lactantius called it “one common robbery”. This is the sum of what all the headlines today are pointing to: The Great Robbery at the end of this age — a neo-Communist take over under the auspices of “environmentalism” and “health”. Of course, these are lies and Satan is the “father of lies”. All of this was prophesied some 2700 years ago and you and I are alive to see it. The victory will be Christ’s after this great tribulation…

First published in July 2020…


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, sickness, 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 (Rev 13:5), 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,[2] Victorinus[3] 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,[4] but he also comes to reign through a global empire—a “beast with seven heads”.[5] 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,[6] 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 who, 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 Russia (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.”[7] 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.[8] Consider the words of the prophet Micah (this Saturday’s first Mass reading):

Woe to those who plan iniquity, and work out evil on their couches; in the morning light [ie. “broad daylight”] they accomplish it when it lies within their power. They covet fields, and seize them; houses, and they take them; they cheat an owner of his house, a man of his inheritance… (Micah 2:1-2)

That will be the time in which righteousness shall be cast out, and innocence be hated; in which the wicked shall prey upon the good as enemies; neither law, nor order, nor military discipline shall be preserved… all things shall be confounded and mixed together against right, and against the laws of nature. Thus the earth shall be laid waste, as though by one common robbery. When these things shall so happen, then the righteous and the followers of truth shall separate themselves from the wicked, and flee into solitudes. —Lactantius, Church Father, The Divine Institutes, Book VII, Ch. 17

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 UN’s 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.[9]

Indeed, we are entering what the United Nations-backed World Economic Forum calls the “Great Reset” and “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. Even mayors and governors have been strangely quiet as rioters occupy and destroy their streets in the name of fighting “racism.” And rather than denounce their Marxist tactics, many have quietly joined them out of cowardice, fear, or ignorance. 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)

Oh! when in every city and village the law of the Lord is faithfully observed, when respect is shown for sacred things, when the Sacraments are frequented, and the ordinances of Christian life fulfilled, there will certainly be no more need for us to labor further to see all things restored in Christ… And then? Then, at last, it will be clear to all that the Church, such as it was instituted by Christ, must enjoy full and entire liberty and independence from all foreign dominion…  “He shall break the heads of his enemies,” that all may know “that God is the king of all the earth,” “that the Gentiles may know themselves to be men.” All this, Venerable Brethren, We believe and expect with unshakable faith. —POPE PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical “On the Restoration of All Things”, n.14, 6-7

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↑1Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, Art. 47; cf. The Coming New and Divine Holiness
↑2“…lo, the Lord brings up upon you the water of the river, strong and full, even the king of Assyria. By the king he means metaphorically Antichrist…” — “On Christ and the Antichrist”, n. 57; newadvent.org
↑3“There shall be peace for our land… and they shall encircle Assur [Assyria], that is antichrist, in the trench of Nimrod.” —Commentary on the Apocalypse, ch. 7
↑4“…that Antichrist is one individual man, not a power—not a mere ethical spirit, or a political system, not a dynasty, or succession of rulers—was the universal tradition of the early Church.” —St. John Henry Newman, “The Times of Antichrist”, Lecture 1
↑5Rev 13:1
↑6cf. The New Paganism-Part III
↑7June 5th, 2020; markets.businessinsider.com
↑8cf. “Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve” by James Corbett
↑9https://www.thegatewaypundit.com

Thought for today….

Do grant, oh my God, that when my lips approach Yours to kiss You, I may taste the gall that was given to You; when my shoulders lean against Yours, make me feel Your scourging; when my flesh is united with Yours in the Holy Eucharist, make me feel Your Passion; when my head comes near Yours, make me feel Your thorns; when my heart is close to Yours, make me feel Your spear.
St. Gemma Galgani

Mark Mallett

THE WATCHMAN’S EXILE

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A certain passage in the book of Ezekiel was strong on my heart last month. Now, Ezekiel is a prophet that played a significant role at the beginning of my personal calling into this writing apostolate. It was this passage, in fact, that gently pushed me from fear into action:

If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes, and takes any one of them; that man is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. (Ezekiel 33:6)

Seventeen years later, I continue to remain in a place of mystery and amazement as to the things I’ve been compelled to write, as we now see the “Great Storm” the Lord spoke to me of unfolding pretty much as literally written in Revelation Chapter 6.[1] 

THE EXILES

But a month ago, another passage from Ezekiel was laid upon my heart:

The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house; they have eyes to see, but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear. They are such a rebellious house! Now, son of man, during the day while they watch, pack a bag for exile, and again while they watch, go into exile from your place to another place; perhaps they will see that they are a rebellious house. (Ezekiel 12:1-3)

At the same time, both my wife and I felt a stirring happening. I was even going through our farm and organizing things, throwing out or giving away anything we didn’t need — simplifying without really knowing why. Then, in a flash, a small farm in another province came onto the market. We both felt God calling us there… and through one miracle after another, we are being called to move. We have poured our hearts into our present little farm, built practically from the ground up. There are so many memories here where we have raised our eight children… yet through tears, today, we are digging out our boxes and beginning to pack — in broad daylight — as soon as I finish this article. 

During the day, while they watch, bring out your bag, an exile’s bag. In the evening, again while they watch, go out as if into exile. (Ezekiel 12:4)

Look, I hardly understand all this myself. It has been a whirlwind the past few weeks; either we are crazy to uproot at this time in the world— or this is a brilliant move by the Divine. But it reminds me, too, of one of the first “now words” that the Lord gave me years ago[2] after hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on Lousiana: 

“New Orleans was a microcosm of what is to come… you are now in the calm before the Storm.” When Hurricane Katrina struck, many residents found themselves in exile. It did not matter if you were rich or poor, white or black, clergy or layman —if you were in its path, you had to move now. There is a global “shake up” coming, and it will produce in certain regions exiles. (see The Coming Refuges and Solitudes) — from The Hour of the Exiles

See! The Lord is about to empty the earth and lay it waste; he will twist its surface,and scatter its inhabitants: People and priest shall fare alike: servant and master, Maid and mistress, buyer and seller, Lender and borrower, creditor and debtor. (Isaiah 24:1-2)

As The Seven Seals of Revolution literally unfold before our eyes, we are already seeing the displacement of millions of Ukrainians, for example, from that one regional conflict. What will happen when war, famine, and further biological weapons are released upon a hapless world? There will be exiles, everywhere. Of course, I am horrified by what I am writing; there is not an ounce of my soul attempting to be melodramatic. But it is clear that many of our global leaders have abandoned their people in order to participate in the “Great Reset”: higher carbon taxes, rising fuel costs, food shortages… this is all happening under their watch, and they are unphased by it. Why? Because, in their hubris, they believe we must destroy the present order “for the common good” in order to “build back better” — and this means destroying the middle class, enriching the top (so that they have the resources to rule us, of course), and making the rest of us “equal”.[3] Our Lady has been warning us for years that Communism would return.[4] How are they doing this? Ordo ab chaos (“order out of chaos”) is the Masonic modus operandi. Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Wayles Eppes Monticello:

…the 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

I confess that a certain righteous anger is rising up in my soul against the utter arrogance of these often unelected men who are manufacturing crises, dictating to us what to do with our bodies, taxing us to death, and deliberately destroying the infrastructure through lockdowns, inflation, war, etc. But here, I realize that God has also given them authority,[5] and so it is my duty not to curse them but pray for their salvation.

THE DAYS AHEAD

And so, there is going to be a certain “chaos” in the Mallett family over at least the next couple of months as we go “into exile” from our comfort zone. I hope to be able to share the odd “now word” here and there during this move, but I cannot make any promises (although, I already have a “word” on my heart I hope to pen shortly….). What will not cease are my daily prayers and love for each and every one of you. 

The days of exile are upon us. It will look different from family to family. For some, we will eventually be called into refuges; others are already there; and yet, others will be called into great sacrifices for the sake of the Gospel. What matters is that we remain steadfastly in the Divine Will, no matter what. Heaven… keep your eyes on Heaven. That is where we are destined, and when we are there, all of this will seem but a blink in eternity. So do not be worried or anxious about anything; instead…

Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Pray for us… as we will for you. 

The word of the LORD came to me:
Son of man, listen! The house of Israel is saying,
“The vision he sees is a long time off;
he prophesies for distant times!”
Say to them therefore: Thus says the Lord GOD:
None of my words shall be delayed any longer.
Whatever I say is final; it shall be done… (Ezekiel 12-26-28)

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↑1cf. It’s Happening
↑2see The Hour of the Exiles
↑3cf. Isaiah’s Prophecy of Global Communism
↑4see When Communism Returns
↑5cf. Rom 13:1

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NOT A MAGIC WAND

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THE Consecration of Russia on March 25th, 2022 is a monumental event, insofar as it fulfills the explicit request of Our Lady of Fatima.[1] 

In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.—Message of Fatima, vatican.va

However, it would be a mistake to believe this is akin to waving some kind of magic wand that will cause all our troubles to disappear. No, the Consecration does not override the biblical imperative that Jesus clearly proclaimed:

Repent, and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15)

Will a period of peace come if we remain at war with one another – in our marriages, families, neighbourhoods and nations? Is peace possible while the most vulnerable, from the womb to the Third World, are daily victims of injustice?

Peace is not merely the absence of war, and it is not limited to maintaining a balance of powers between adversaries. Peace cannot be attained on earth without safeguarding the goods of persons, free communication among men, respect for the dignity of persons and peoples, and the assiduous practice of fraternity. Peace is “the tranquillity of order.” Peace is the work of justice and the effect of charity. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2304

This is why the “reparation of First Saturdays” was also part of Our Lady’s request — a call to the People of God to lead the world in repentance.

And yet, we should take Our Lady at her word: a “period of peace” will come — but not as Heaven had hoped. Again:

My will wants to Triumph, and would want to Triumph by means of Love in order to Establish Its Kingdom. But man does not want to come to meet this Love, therefore, it is necessary to use Justice. —Jesus to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta; Nov. 16th, 1926

…the Sovereign Lord patiently waits until [nations] reach the full measure of their sins before punishing them… he never withdraws his mercy from us. Although he disciplines us with misfortunes, he does not abandon his own people.  (2 Maccabees 6:14,16)

What the Consecration will do is open up a new channel of grace to hasten the coming Triumph and “period of peace”. Peace will indeed come — but now, by way of Divine Justice. It has to be this way. Cancer in its earliest stages can easily be dealt with; but when it metastasizes, it requires major surgery and treatment protocols.[2] And so it is: we did not listen to Our Lady, and hence, the “errors of Russia” have had a century to spread across the world allowing the philosophic seeds for global Communism to take root. As Our Lady said in a message to Italian seer, Gisella Cardia:

With your prayers and true faith you can avoid the third world war, but you are still enclosed in your shells and do not see beyond; catastrophes are coming, but do not abandon the sacraments. Despite my tears, your hearts are hard and you do not allow the light to enter. I ask that your faith be not only one of words, but of deeds. You have the most powerful weapon, the prayer of the Holy Rosary: pray. As time goes by, the Christian faith will no longer be professed and you will be forced to hide: be prepared for this as well. Communism is advancing rapidly. All of this will take place and will be punishment for the heresies, curses and blasphemies that have been perpetrated until now. Now, my daughter, I leave you with my maternal blessing, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. March 24th, 2022

This, she has said to us on the vigil of the Consecration — on the same day as this first Mass reading:

But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed. They walked in the hardness of their evil hearts and turned their backs, not their faces, to me… I have sent you untiringly all my servants the prophets. Yet they have not obeyed me nor paid heed; they have stiffened their necks and done worse than their fathers. When you speak all these words to them, they will not listen to you either; when you call to them, they will not answer you. Say to them: This is the nation that does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech. (cf. Jer 7:23-28)

A Time for Miracles

In the year 2000, I consecrated my life and ministry to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization. The next morning, the only thing different was that, now, I had a Mother who was given permission to mother me. But the same faults and weaknesses of the day before remained. Over the next two decades, I can attest that, without question, I have seen how Our Lady has had such a powerful hand in bringing about a more authentic conversion in my life. Before every one of my writings, I ask her to be in my words, and my words in hers so that she may mother us all. This, I feel, is a fruit of that personal consecration.

So too, Russia — already in a process of conversion through the previous but “imperfect” consecrations of other popes[3] — has yet to become that nation that will be an instrument of peace, instead of war. 

The image of the Immaculate will one day replace the large red star over the Kremlin, but only after a great and bloody trial.  —St. Maximilian Kolbe, Signs, Wonders and Response, Fr. Albert J. Herbert, p.126

The comfort we should take from this Consecration on the Feast of the Annunciation is that God still has a plan. Even though we have thwarted and delayed it by our disobedience (as the Israelites so often did), God knows how to make all things work to the good for those who love Him.[4] 

A word spoken over me by a prophetic soul at the very beginning of this writing apostolate some seventeen years ago has been lingering in my heart as of late:

This is not the time for comfort but the time for miracles. 

This Consecration will, indeed, open the way for Heaven’s miracles — above all, the so-called “Warning” or Eye of the Storm.[5] Our role as faithful Christians is more crucial than ever: 

…the power of evil is restrained again and again, [and] again and again the power of God himself is shown in the Mother’s power and keeps it alive. The Church is always called upon to do what God asked of Abraham, which is to see to it that there are enough righteous men to repress evil and destruction. I understood my words as a prayer that the energies of the good might regain their vigor. So you could say the triumph of God, the triumph of Mary, are quiet, they are real nonetheless.Light of the World, p. 166, A Conversation With Peter Seewald (Ignatius Press)

In that regard, the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady is a call to arms of her Little Rabble. Through the Holy Rosary, above all, we have an opportunity to hasten the coming of her Triumph, which will ultimately usher in the Era of Peace and the reign of Jesus to the ends of the earth through a remnant Church.

At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 40

May we not be counted among the stiff-necked of this generation!

Oh, that today you would hear his voice: “Harden not your hearts as at Meribah as in the day of Massah in the desert, where your fathers tempted me; they tested me though they had seen my works.” (Today’s Psalm)

We have many difficult years ahead of us; but what is certain is that a “period of peace” is coming. While Heaven is always our goal, who cannot long for that day when swords will be beaten into ploughshares and the wolf will lie down with the lamb?

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

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

It will at length be possible that our many wounds be healed and all justice spring forth again with the hope of restored authority; that the splendors of peace be renewed, and the swords and arms drop from the hand and when all men shall acknowledge the empire of Christ and willingly obey His word, and every tongue shall confess that the Lord Jesus is in the Glory of the Father. —POPE LEO XIII, Annum SacrumOn Consecration to the Sacred Heart, May 25th, 1899

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

The most authoritative view, and the one that appears to be most in harmony with Holy Scripture, is that, after the fall of the Antichrist, the Catholic Church will once again enter upon a period of prosperity and triumph. —The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885), p. 56-57; Sophia Institute Press

 
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↑1cf. Did the Consecration of Russia Happen?
↑2cf. The Cosmic Surgery
↑3cf. The Late Consecration
↑4cf. Rom 8:28
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Scripture – Obedience Over Reason

“Go and wash seven times in the Jordan,
and your flesh will heal, and you will be clean.”
But Naaman went away angry, saying,
“I thought that he would surely come out and stand there
to invoke the LORD his God,
and would move his hand over the spot,
and thus cure the leprosy.
Are not the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar,
better than all the waters of Israel?
Could I not wash in them and be cleansed?”
With this, he turned about in anger and left. (Today’s First Reading)

With Pope Francis in union with the bishops of the world set to consecrate Russia (and Ukraine) to the Immaculate Heart of Mary[1] — according to the request made in 1917 at Fatima — no doubt many questions have arisen. What is the point? Why would this make a difference? How will this accomplish peace? And moreover, why did Our Lady also request reparation by the Five First Saturdays devotion as part of the appeal to bring about the Triumph of her heart, and a “period of peace”?

I have answered some of these questions in This is the Hour…. However, the simplest answer is “Because Heaven has asked us to.” 

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways…
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
my thoughts higher than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-11)

How timely, then, are the Mass readings today as we prepare for this Consecration of Russia according to Our Lady’s explicit instructions given to three children at Fatima. [2] The parallels are striking. 

First, it was also a little girl who revealed the plans of Divine Providence to Naaman, who was afflicted with leprosy:

Now the Arameans had captured in a raid on the land of Israel
a little girl, who became the servant of Naaman’s wife.
“If only my master would present himself to the prophet in Samaria,”
she said to her mistress, “he would cure him of his leprosy.”

Naaman was then sent with a letter to the King of Israel who was perplexed by the instructions given by this child. 

When he read the letter,
the king of Israel tore his garments and exclaimed:
“Am I a god with power over life and death,
that this man should send someone to me to be cured of leprosy?”

So too, the child Lucia (Sr. Lucia) wrote a letter to the Pope with the instructions of Our Lady. However, for reasons that have not been made fully explicit to us, pope after pope in the last century failed to make the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary according to her instructions: Russia, by name, in union with the bishops of the world. In fact, when Pope John Paul II was set to do so in 1984, the following exchange took place as recounted by the late Fr. Gabriel Amorth:

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Sr. Lucy always said that Our Lady requested the Consecration of Russia, and only Russia… But time passed and the consecration was not done, so Our Lord was deeply offended… We can influence events. This is a fact!… Our Lord appeared to Sr. Lucy and told her: “They will do the consecration but it will be late!” I feel shivers running down my spine when I hear those words “it will be late.” Our Lord goes on to say: “The conversion of Russia will be a Triumph that will be recognized by the entire world”… Yes, in 1984 the Pope (John Paul II) quite timidly attempted to consecrate Russia in St Peter’s Square. I was there just a few feet away from him because I was the organizer of the event… he attempted the Consecration but all around him were some politicians who told him “you can’t name Russia, you can’t!” And he asked again: “Can I name it?” And they said: “No, no, no!” —Fr. Gabriel Amorth, interview with Fatima TV, November, 2012; watch interview here

But Elisha the prophet calls Naaman to come see him, giving him the instructions to wash seven times in the Jordan. But Naaman is angry. What’s wrong with my rivers? And why not wash once? In fact, why wash at all? Just wave your hand and let me go home! Here, Naaman is suffering from one of the greatest maladies to inflict the twenty-first century: rationalism. [3] Even many in the Church have ceased to believe in the supernatural: in biblical and modern miracles, in the existence of demons and angels, in the charisms of the Holy Spirit, in the apparitions of Our Lord and Lady and so forth. Why consecrate Russia? Why not just one First Saturday instead of five? What will this do anyway?! And so, we go away cynical, perturbed — angry

But his servants came up and reasoned with him.
“My father,” they said,
“if the prophet had told you to do something extraordinary,
would you not have done it?”

As Jesus says in today’s Gospel:

“Amen, I say to you,
no prophet is accepted in his own native place… “
When the people in the synagogue heard this,
they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town…

Yes, we too, have driven out the prophets — mocked, censored, and maligned them. We have ridiculed their warnings, rejected their simplicity, and cast stones at anyone who would dare consider them as truth. And hence, as Fr. Gabriel said, the chilling words “They will do the consecration but it will be late!” have come true. 

As I have already told you, this consecration will be made to me when bloody events are now in progress. —Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, March 25th, 1984; “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Children”

While it is too late to prevent the Great Storm that has begun passing over the world, this act of obedience by the Pontiff and bishops of the world will no doubt help to accomplish the Triumph of good over evil. How? I have no idea — except that we know that God has given to this simple handmaiden, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the power to crush the head of the serpent.[4]

At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer [the Rosary], and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation. Today I willingly entrust to the power of this prayer… the cause of peace in the world and the cause of the family. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, n. 39; vatican.va

In my experience—so far I have performed 2,300 rites of exorcism—I can say that the invocation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary often provokes significant reactions in the person being exorcized… —Exorcist, Fr. Sante Babolin, Catholic News Agency, April 28th, 2017

One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism: “Every Hail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end.”  —The late Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Chief Exorcist of Rome, Echo of Mary, Queen of Peace, March-April edition, 2003

To be certain, Mary’s humility and obedience utterly undid the work of Satan’s pride and disobedience, and thus, she is the object of his hatred. This is why consecration to her — whether it is personally or nationally — places those named under the patronage of this “woman clothed in the sun” who has appeared in this “final confrontation” against the dragon. 

Mary’s function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin’s salutary influence on men . . . flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it, and draws all its power from it. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 970

The Consecration of Russia may not make sense to our uber rationalist minds. But it doesn’t have to. It depends upon our obedience — not our understanding. If we do what we are asked, we are assured that we will see, at the appointed time, the glorification of God. 

So Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times
at the word of the man of God.
His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

He returned with his whole retinue to the man of God.
On his arrival he stood before him and said,
“Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,
except in Israel.”

—Mark Mallett is the author of The Now Word and The Final Confrontation and a co-founder of Countdown to the Kingdom

Footnotes

↑1cf. vaticannews.va
↑2cf. Did the Consecration of Russia Happen?
↑3cf. Rationalism, and the Death of Mystery
↑4Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” (Douay-Rheims). “…this version [in the Latin] does not agree with the Hebrew text, in which it is not the woman but her offspring, her descendant, who will bruise the serpent’s head. This text then does not attribute the victory over Satan to Mary but to her Son. Nevertheless, since the biblical concept establishes a profound solidarity between the parent and the offspring, the depiction of the Immaculata crushing the serpent, not by her own power but through the grace of her Son, is consistent with the original meaning of the passage.” (POPE JOHN PAUL II, “Mary’s Emnity toward Satan was Absolute”; General Audience, May 29th, 1996; ewtn.com.) The footnote in the Douay-Rheims agrees: “The sense is the same: for it is by her seed, Jesus Christ, that the woman crushes the serpent’s head.” (Footnote, p. 8; Baronius Press Limited, London, 2003)

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ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK

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Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you…
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father
give good things to those who ask him.
(Matt 7:7-11)

LATELY, I’ve had to really focus on taking my own advice. I wrote some time ago that, the closer we get to the Eye of this Great Storm, the more we need to focus on Jesus. For the winds of this diabolical tempest are winds of confusion, fear, and lies. We will be blinded if we try to stare into them, decipher them — as much as one would be if he tried to stare down a Category 5 hurricane. The daily images, headlines, and messaging are being presented to you as “news”. They are not. This is Satan’s playground now — carefully crafted psychological warfare on humanity directed by the “father of lies” to prepare the way for the Great Reset and Fourth Industrial Revolution: a completely controlled, digitized, and godless world order. 

So, that’s the devil’s plans. But here’s God’s:

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

In other words, Jesus is preparing His Bride for the Kingdom of the Divine Will to descend upon His Church. It is the white bridal garment spoken of in Revelation 7:14 and 19:8.[1] It is the sanctity of sanctities, prepared for this generation, as the final act in the Divine Play of Creation and the Redemption of mankind. 

To read through the 36 volumes of the messages dictated to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta is to delve into the science of the Divine Will. Jesus has taken the invocation of the “Our Father” and exploded it into a million fragments of light. The insights are pure gold. They are the map to the future of the Church and the world. They more deeply unlock the entire mystery of salvation and the order, place, and purpose for which every person was created. It is these writings — not United Nations charters and goals[2] — that ought to occupy every bishop and layman at this hour.

Many of you may still be wondering what it means to have the “gift of living in the Divine Will.” I continue to read, meditate upon and understand this myself. What is clear is that The Gift is reserved for these times. Second, it is given in proportion to those who Ask, Knock, and Seek it…

Ask

Whether you comprehend the science of the Divine Will or not, simply, ask God for it. To ask is to desire. 

While I was thinking about the Holy Divine Will, my sweet Jesus said to me: “My daughter, to enter into My Will… the creature does nothing other than remove the pebble of her will… This is because the pebble of her will impedes My Will from flowing in her… But if the soul removes the pebble of her will, in that same instant she flows in Me, and I in her. She discovers all of My goods at her disposition: light, strength, help and all that she desires… It is enough that she desires it, and everything is done!” —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, Volume 12, February 16th, 1921

Just as the Apostles desired and received the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost without fully understanding it, so too, the Father desires most of all a disposition to receive it. And to help us with this, Jesus has given us His Mother once again to assist us, just as she was present with the Apostles in the Upper Room. 

In order to satisfy My ardent sighs and put an end to my weeping, she will love you as her true children by traveling to people throughout the world to dispose and prepare them to receive the dominion of the Kingdom of My Will. She was the one who prepared mankind for Me so that I could descend from heaven to earth. And now I am entrusting to her — to her maternal love — the task of disposing souls to receive such a great gift. So please listen closely to what I wish to tell you. I beg you, My children, to read very attentively these pages that I have set before you. If you will do this, you will acquire the desire to live in My Will, and I will be standing right beside you when you read, touching your mind and your heart, so that you may understand what you read and truly desire the gift of My Divine ‘Fiat’. —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, from the “Three Appeals”, Divine Will Prayer Bookpp. 3-4

Be childlike. Ask the Lord from the heart:

Lord Jesus, you taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Lord, I don’t know what that looks like; all I know is that I desire that You accomplish this in me. I give you my permission, my fiat: May it be done to me according to your word.

Seek

Jesus tells us that we should not only ask, but seek. Throughout Luisa’s writings, Jesus often says that He has revealed the knowledge of His Divine Will precisely so that it may be known. And the more we know it, the greater and more varied the graces He bestows upon us. 

Every time I speak to you about my Will and you acquire new understanding and knowledge, your act in my Will receives more value and you acquire more immense riches… Therefore, the more you know my Will, the more your act will acquire value. Oh, if you knew what seas of graces I open between you and Me every time I speak to you about the effects of my Will, you would die of joy and would make feast, as if you had acquired new reigns to dominate!Volume 13August 25th, 1921

The Lord wants us to seek the daily bread of knowledge of the Divine Will. 

…It yearns to be known in order to bring Its life and fulfillment to the works of Its creatures; more so, since I am preparing great events — sorrowful and prosperous; chastisements and graces; unforeseen and unexpected wars — everything in order to dispose them to receive the good of the knowledges of my Fiat… With these knowledges I am preparing the renewal and the restoration of the human family. —March 19th, 1928, Volume 24

Simply read a message or two each day from Luisa’s diaries, which Jesus commanded her to write under obedience. If you don’t own them, you can find them online here or in an single-volume here. (Note: the critical edition of Luisa’s writings has not yet been released). This knowledge is part of the mysterious plan of God unfolding in our time…

…until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ… (Ephesians 4:13)

Knock

Last, we knock upon the door of the Divine Will so that its riches may be opened to us by simply living in it (see How to Live in the Divine Will). I truly believe that those of you reading these words are being invited to the Upper Room to receive a special new outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Gift of Living in the Divine Will (see The Coming Descent of the Divine Will). Not everyone in Jerusalem received the flaming tongues of grace that day — only those disciples gathered with Our Lady in the Upper Room. So, too, only a handful of soldiers followed Gideon and were given a flaming torch as they surrounded the armies of Midian (see The New Gideon). I am in no way suggesting a kind of gnostic grace reserved for only a few. Rather, God has to start somewhere! Later that day on Pentecost, 3000 were saved; and eventually, the other soldiers rejoined Gideon. Still, I think those who are faithful and preparing now are going to be privlieged in a certain way to love and serve others with the knowledge of these gifts. Here again is a “now word” I sensed Our Lady speak some time ago…

Little ones, do not think that because you, the remnant, are small in number means that you are special. Rather, you are chosen. You are chosen to bring the Good News to the world at the appointed hour. This is the Triumph for which my Heart awaits with great anticipation. All is set now. All is in motion. The hand of my Son is ready to move in the most sovereign way. Pay careful attention to my voice. I am preparing you, my little ones, for this Great Hour of Mercy. Jesus is coming, coming as Light, to awaken souls steeped in darkness. For the darkness is great, but the Light is far greater. When Jesus comes, much will come to light, and the darkness will be scattered. It is then that you will be sent, like the Apostles of old, to gather souls into my Motherly garments. Wait. All is ready. Watch and pray. Never lose hope, for God loves everyone. — February 23rd, 2008; see Hope is Dawning

Small is the number of those who understand and follow me… —Our Lady to Mirjana, May 2nd, 2014

Many are invited, but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)

And so, we must really take our personal conversion seriously. We must really, truly repent. You know you’re really penitent when it hurts because the cross is an actual death to self. We must truly fix our eyes on Heaven and float, as it were, above the earth. In other words, let us be free!

For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)

Let us be free to sail on the winds of the Holy Spirit that have already begun to blow — now, as winds of purification,[3] but then, as winds of “renewal and restoration.” And so, ask Jesus today for this Gift. Seek knowledge of it by reading the messages. And knock upon the door of God’s treasures by denying your human will and living completely, each moment, in the Divine Will as attentively and faithfully as you can.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. (Matt 6:19-21, 33-34)

In this way, your heavenly Father, who desires to give good things to those who ask Him, can pour every spiritual blessing upon you.[4]

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Footnotes
↑1cf. Ephesians 5:27
↑2cf. The Popes and the New World Order
↑3cf. Warnings in the Wind
↑4Eph 1:3

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Friday of the First Week of Lent

Father Alex Yeung, LC

Matthew 5:20-26

Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven. You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court. Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.”

Introductory Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for this time I can now spend with you. You constantly fill my life with so many blessings. How ungrateful I am at times! I wish to collaborate more perfectly in establishing your Kingdom on earth. I love you, Lord, and with the help of your grace I will strive to become someone to whom any soul can come in order to discover your truth, your life, your love. Take my life, take this day and make it yours. Amen.

Petition: Father, help me to shun hypocrisy and seek true holiness. 

1. Subjective Impressions: How much righteousness would it take to surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees? Not much, we suspect. Theirs was holiness in appearance only, which is to say no holiness. And what would one discover on the “inside” of such a soul? Plenty of self-deception; plenty of self-indulgent complacency in a subjective impression of holiness; a repugnant holier-than-thou demeanor. It’s easy enough for us to read the Gospel and wrinkle our noses at those bad ol’ Pharisees. In fact, it’s about as easy as telling ourselves that we could never come under the spell of our own subjective impression of holiness. That is why we must always be ready to examine ourselves, before Christ and with an acute awareness of our misery and limitations. Do I live my life engaged in a genuine pursuit of holiness, or in a genuine pursuit of my own vanity and self-glorification?

2. Humility Is the True Test of Holiness: Pride and personal holiness mix about as well as oil and water. Where our ego is, little if any room is left for God. What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ but to be someone who fills himself totally with God in order to bring him within the reach of everyone? But what union, grace or friendship with God can there be in a proud soul? What fervor, what degree of holiness? There is no possible compromise between God and a proud soul—either the soul would have to let go of itself, or God would have to stop being God.

3. Integrity Is the Heart of the Matter: At the heart of genuine holiness is the virtue of integrity, a virtue rich in nuances and meaning. Integrity means being a person with only one face, a person who is the same on the inside and on the outside: “What you see is what you get.” Indeed, integrity is foundational for holiness, because it constitutes the very essence of personal honesty and sincerity, which are fundamental for the moral life and the seedbeds for a host of other virtues. In our pursuit of holiness, we should never tolerate duplicity of any kind in our behavior. We should avoid like the plague the least hint of ambivalence in our motivations, or incongruity between our thoughts, judgments, choices and actions. There can be no holiness without integrity. In fact, there can be no genuine human happiness unless it lies on the bedrock virtue of integrity.

Conversation with Christ: Lord Jesus, I want you to be the meaning and center of my entire life. Let me disappear and you appear more and more in my life so that, with a holiness that is genuine, humble and true, I will always be an instrument for the salvation of all people. Amen.

Resolution: I will take a hard look at my life to identify the areas where duplicity manifests itself and take a concrete step toward living with more integrity