Modern Day Prophecy

flare(This is a reprint of a post I put up on my Facebook Page a year ago in June. It references both the Warning and Garabandal – two things I believe to be authentic, but which I sometimes think people have imposed their own interpretation on as the only possible interpretation).

When I was a teenager it struck me once, after listening to about a dozen people speak of what the Holy Spirit had ‘told’ them, that either the Holy Spirit was the author of confusion or many were deceiving themselves, for many of these solemn proclamations were mutually contradictory. We all have a desire to appeal to authority – and what better authority to appeal to than God, Himself? Yet when we attribute to God what we merely want to believe ourselves, it is the worst form of bearing false witness – bearing false witness against God, which is a form of blasphemy.

When I was just a little tyke and first became aware of how odd my locutions and visitations were, it was a lot of fun. My angel would tell me something that was going to happen and happen it would. How cool is that? But he warned me that this would involve a lifetime of training. Soon enough he began telling me things that would happen – and when I looked back I would see the words were precisely accurate, but it was not at all what I had expected. At one point, in tearful anger I demanded to know why my angel bothered to tell me anything if I wasn’t going to understand it until after it had already happened. He let me sweat for many months before he explained that the primary purpose of these things was not to share in God’s secret plan, but so I would see the heavenly reality behind certain earthly events…they were a kind of milestone alerting me to pay attention. I learned very early to make a clear distinction to the substance of a message and my interpretation of it, particularly when the language or imagery involved was enigmatic.

Even the best, most pious people err on this, because our minds are so limited and short-sighted. We so love a show that we are always looking for God in the thunder when He most often appears in a little whisper. Even Jesus’ disciples asked how He could be the Messiah when it was written that Elijah must come again first as the Messiah’s harbinger. (Matt. 17:10) The Jews of the time were expecting Elijah to appear in the sky, fiery chariot and all, then point to the Messiah and say, “This is the Guy!” What they were not expecting was that a prophet would rise in the form of Elijah, unyielding in his courage, integrity, and boldness in service to the truth – and that John the Baptist was the fulfillment of this prophecy. The Jews of the time, knowing that the Messiah would establish the Kingdom, expected a political and military man, who would overthrow the Romans and re-establish Israel as a great kingdom. Even the Baptist had this expectation, which is why he sent from prison to ask Jesus, “Are you he is to come, or shall we look for another?” (Matt 11:3 – if you read this, make sure to read Jesus’ beautiful reply, which I know gave John much comfort in his last days).

Now sometimes we actually do get the show. At the final apparition of Fatima, everyone there; Christian, atheist, secular reporters, everyone, saw the miraculous dance of the sun. Healings at Lourdes have often been spectacular and immediate. When the French naturalist, Emile Zola, took a young woman whose face was ravaged by lupus, he did it with the intent to discredit Lourdes. When she was healed, Zola was enraged and proclaimed that no matter what he saw, he would never believe in a miracle (though his writings for the rest of his life were haunted by his unexplainable encounter with the divine at Lourdes). But God has His purposes for HOW He does all things – and one of His purposes is to ever remind us that we are not the titans – that only He is creator.

Some very pious Catholics, profoundly deep in their faith, believe things cannot go completely south until we have had “The Warning.” This is a prophecy from some mystics out of Garabandal, Spain, who say that before the storm comes, God will put a great sign in the sky which will show us the state of our souls and offer us a chance to amend our consciences. Though the Church has not confirmed Garabandal (nor condemned it), I personally believe it to be entirely authentic. I am familiar with such vivid, apocalyptic imagery in some of my own visions, particularly the biggest ones that give the greatest detail. But Jesus taught us that God likes to speak to us in parables, to tell us a story to illustrate a great truth. It may very well be that the Warning will come as a fiery sign in the sky just as the sun visibly danced in the sky at Fatima. But I think of what its effects are to be – that the state of our souls will be laid bare to us. Then I think of things like Philadelphia’s abortion doctor, Gosnell, who routinely murdered live babies and saved parts of their bodies as souvenirs – or the Texas abortion doctor who is even more grisly, gleefully twisting the heads off living babies who survive abortion. I see these things and think that people may hold to their pro-abortion mentality, but when they stand before God, they won’t be able to say they didn’t know what they are doing. I see how diversity and hate crimes laws are being visibly used as a spear point against Christians and Jews today. Anti-discrimination laws are now the most effective means of discriminating against any sort of moral conscience. People can continue the assault on faith, but when they stand before God, they won’t be able to say they did not know what they were doing. In so many events of the last decade has come an unmasking, the hideous, aggressive reality behind a mask of benign-sounding words and policies. This unmasking reveals to all the state of their souls. When I think of that, I wonder if some of us, like the pious ancient Jews, are going to be so busy looking for the fiery chariot in the sky that we miss the significance of the peculiar, homely prophet baptizing people in the desert.

It has always struck me how absurdly delighted my angel is when talking about the things we have gotten right. It is striking because his delight is so endearing – and because it is so rare. A few examples…when I first understood how unusual my experiences were at the age of seven or eight, I told him that I would continue with the training, but the moment he told me to harm anyone I would confess all to a doctor and the jig would be up. I expected him to be mad at the way I was speaking to him, but he was utterly delighted, exclaiming what a marvelous student I was. I halfway expected him to take me out for some ice cream. On Christmas Eve of 1997, he showed up to celebrate midnight Mass with me, and was absolutely vibrating with excitement. He told me with great enthusiasm that the random date we chose to celebrate Christ’s birth actually is the right date – but that it happened three years earlier than our calendars show, so that night was actually the 2,000th anniversary of the Lord’s birth. He chatted about a bunch of things that night, including that our fears over Y2K were all a bunch of nonsense. In the most incredible experience of my life, he once took me on a tour of all creation. We talked during the prelude to it and he told me, with the pride of a man talking about his son’s Little League home run, that our scientists had gotten it fundamentally right on the Big Bang theory, though it happened much quicker than we understood (and by quicker, he made clear he meant about a third of the time we estimate).

The sum of all the training has been to fill me with great confidence in what God says, both in Scripture and in my personal encounters. But I ever question my interpretation of what it means, for unless it is given in very plain, unmistakable terms, it usually turns out different than I expected. I have always been careful with my priests to carefully separate what is what I am told from what I merely interpret it to mean. All this is part of why I insist that the key, for myself as for everyone else, is, acknowledging God, to just take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around you. For God is always startling, fresh and new – and whenever I start to think I know His mind, He wastes no time in correcting me, sometimes embarrassingly so. Trust me, He will be glad to do you the same favor if you think you know His mind.

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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52 Responses to Modern Day Prophecy

  1. kbipp says:

    Hi Charlie,

    I’m sorry if this comment seems a bit antagonistic, but it strikes me as suspicious that your angel said that we got the date of Jesus’ birth correct. A bit of research on my part leads me to believe that most scholars, historians, etc place Jesus’ birth in the fall (or maybe the spring).

    I have read through a lot of your posts and your exhortations on Catholic living in these times is solid and inspiring (I have to admit that I’m not sure if I’m ready to accept the messages you’ve received, but given the state of affairs in this world I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if these things happen). I really do admire what you are doing. May God bless you in all your endeavors!

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    • kbipp says:

      I’m sorry, I meant to ask “Can you elaborate on this?” after the first paragraph. Also I’m sorry for the double post. God bless!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Oh no, I do not find it antagonistic at all for people to doubt me. Rather, I think it prudent – and I recommend you submit anything I say that is of gravity to a priest or spiritual director you trust. I worry about people who are constantly seeking after a wonder or spectacle. I don’t worry much at all about good-hearted people who are skeptical. So why do I tell people these things. First, I speak to inform and leave convincing to God. If what I say is true and have truly opened myself to His voice, well, He is the Good Shepherd and the sheep will recognize His voice. More to the point, I think, I tell people these things not to convince them, but so that as they unfold, people will see the hand of God that underlies these things and find fortitude to help others rather than just joining in the general panic.

      As for the date of Jesus’ birth – it is irrelevant doctrinally or theologically whether that was true or not. It affects my mission not a whit. It was told me as a sort of little caress – an intimacy I cherish. That said, knowing my little quirk of fondly asserting that Jesus was born three years earlier than we think, but actually on the equivalent of Dec. 25, a dear friend has always subscribed to Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College of interesting long essays on a variety of subjects. She keeps all issues in a binder so she can refer back to them. In early 1998, she gave me a copy of this, telling me that at least one prominent astronomer agreed with me. I cherish it. I hope you enjoy his discussion of the Start of Bethlehem as much as I did.

      Thanks for your candid thoughts – and may God bless you, too.

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      • Blessed Anne Emmerich’s revelations state that Jesus was born on the 12th of Kislev in the Jewish calendar ( if my memory is right) which is usually around Christmas time. I also believe that the crucifixion occurred on Nisan 16, 31 AD for a number of reasons which I have written about on my blog so your angels dating would fit very nicely with that. Your angels comments about the Big Bang are very interesting. Did he say anything about the earth and the creation of man? cheers Br Gilbert.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Charlie, I couldn’t get the link to the Imprimis PDF to work. “Page not found.” Could you check it and see if the link address needs editing? Thanks!

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        • charliej373 says:

          I’ll look, Steve…but it was working fine before. But you are an IT guru and if it could be pulled up, you would have figured it out, so I’ll try to figure it out at this end.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Charlie, the link you have takes people to a page showing the Commencement speech for 2015, which is their default “page not found” page. The correct link to the PDF of the December 1993 article “The Star of Bethlehem” by Craig Chester is here:
            http://imprimisarchives.hillsdale.edu/file/archives/pdf/1993_12_Imprimis.pdf

            It’s quite interesting and points to Dec 25, 2 BC.

            I would be very interested to see what the positions of Regulus and the other celestial objects Chester cites as important in 2BC will be in late 2017. Unfortunately, I don’t have the tools to do that. Anyone?

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          • A small observation, question on the Star of Bethlehem article. The astronomy seems perfect as far as identifying the star, and 25 December of 2 BC for the visit of the Magi. St Luke uses the Greek word for “toddler” (if memory serves me well) and furthermore, the shepherds are out with the flocks when the angel announces the birth of Jesus at night. It is quite possible the the shepherds were out around the first moon of spring about the time sheep are lambing. God “meant for sheep to mate in the fall so that lambs would be born in the spring when the weather is mild and the grass is plentiful. This scenario offers the best chance for lambs to survive and thrive… Ewes are also called “seasonally, polyestrus” because their reproductive cycle is controlled by the photoperiod (season) and they come into heat (estrus) every ~17 days (until they become pregnant), but only during their fertile period. ” One would think it was not warm out there in December (Kislev) and shepherds would have been in caves with their flocks to keep them warm. In spring the shepherds are out because the ewes are lambing. It makes sense: lambs sacrificed the following Nisan would then be about 1 year old as required by Mosaic law. I am just asking in case my logic is faulty. Also, why should the Roman Emperor call a census in the dead of winter. Middle Eastern people could have managed perhaps but in Northern Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, England the census would have required many to risk their lives. It makes more political sense to have the census in the spring.

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  2. Judy says:

    A bit off topic, since I have been going back and reading all your blogs….Recently, you suggested that we should get some ‘durables’ in addition to placing all our trust in God. At least I think you said that. What did you mean?…..Martinez says that there will be Refuges. Do you see some of these all over the world? At what point will they come into play? It sounds like we are all going to go though a lot, so I am thinking it will be toward the end. Thanks in advance for what you can say at the moment.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I strongly support the refuge movement. I believe that preparing for the temporal needs of people who will be displaced and in need is a critical part of being a sign of hope. I have visited several places of refuge already up and prepared – and work quietly with some others in preparing more. On the right hand of this blog is a link to “The Peppy Prepper” which gives practical advice on how to prepare self-supporting living and the things necessary to welcome others in. It is written by a friend of mine, John McConnell, a faithful Missionary Baptist man and one of the noblest souls I know. He has led teams of volunteer men throughout the country to the worst disaster sites over the last decade. He was at Katrina, Sandy, Joplin…all the ones you have heard of and many you have not. He knows from experience what things are most needed when all has been taken, how to comfort the afflicted, truly how to be a sign of hope. Check his blog out.

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      • Judy says:

        If I have to grow my own food, I will surely die. I have MS, chronic ideopathic hives and angeioedema and hashimoto’s disease. Without my medications, I cannot function, and from the picture you have painted, it looks like I will not be able to get them. I cannot be out in the sun even with the medications. I have to remain in the air conditioning during hot summer days. Heat is truly my nemesis. My father used to garden; I know that this is very labor intensive and one spends hours in the sun. In addition, we have moles, deer, rabbits and a family of five bear who we would have to keep away from the garden. My son also has allergies and they appear when he is in the brush; they would get worse with continued exposure….though I know he would be willing to try very hard. We do have several lots adjacent to our home. Maybe we could trade shared food for labor. Maybe. I will spend more time looking at this Prep site, but a first look makes me think that I would surely be in almost impossible situation. Of course, all things are possible with God, but even if one is completely well, we have already lost precious time. I will continue to review the Preppy site, but at first glance, this looking daunting for someone like me. The ill and infirm are going to be in a tough spot when everything falls apart.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Oh dear Judy, your comment gives me mixed emotions. First, you need to know that God will not leave us bereft. Second, with all the people I encounter who think they are going to spectators to the Storm, watching it unfold on the TV from the safety of their living rooms, you are at the beginning of real wisdom.

          My sister has an advanced and debilitating case of MS. Earlier this year, because of the new Obamacare regulations, the only medicine that was doing her any good was taken from her – and she can’t pay the $5,000 per month to get it privately.

          A friend of mine who is a prominent doctor told me a few years ago at lunch that one of the concerns that was quietly growing was that we had unintentionally enfeebled people’s immune systems by obsessively over-sanitizing everything. He said that allergies had exploded as we got more advanced – and doctors were coming to think by eliminating so much contact with all germs, we had disabled much of the bodies natural immune system.

          I have a neurological disorder that mimics some of the symptoms of MS, but is not MS. When I left on my pilgrimage, what I most dreaded was walking the hot days in the ’90s, as I do not handle heat well. Well, in His infinite wisdom, the good Lord gave me over 100 days that first summer with highs over 100 degrees – and a full week in Austin Texas when the highs were always over 110. I was miserable for weeks…and then, amazingly, my body adjusted.

          Your fear is part of why I so emphasize the importance of both refuges and working together. There are many things you can’t do – but many you can, particularly in a more basic situation. Can you care for children…maybe know something about medical care…able to cook. The thing is, all have something to offer – and the communities must not be of the powerful with hirelings, but rather of brothers and sisters helping each other under God.

          In “The Prayer of Miraculous Trust” post, I specifically relate that Gabriel told me that that prayer would be particularly needed when everything was taken away from people…their jobs, their money, their medicines, their homes…and that it will open up a new age of miracles. Please read that post again.

          I do not tell you all will be well. In the temporal sense it will not be, But I do tell you that you will be stunned to discover your body will adjust to adversity far better than you imagine; that people will rally together in solidarity more than you can imagine, and that the blood of Christ has not gone anemic. He knows what you need, Whatever happens, you are going to have a lot less of what you want – including many things you think you need that you don’t – but He will provide for your needs if you stay close to Him. That does not mean that you depend on your neighbor to be a sign of hope to you and take the next right step – but that you do the same, yourself, regardless of what you think of your capabilities. Then everyone, doing what they can, even if it just a little, will find the work of their little communities has become a form of communion – and Christ will come and let His peace rest there.

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          • NancyA says:

            Charlie, and Judy, if you have checked the box for updates on this post, I also have neurological disorder. When it was first diagnosed as MS my research led me to a medication that is ‘off label’ and very effective in helping me. Most of those I know with similar conditions are not doing as well as I and I attribute it to my medicine. The MS dx is not solid, the specialist being unable to confirm nor rule it out.

            Thinking of your sister, Charlie…

            The medicine: I would strongly urge anyone to read up on it. It is low dose naltrexone. I take 4mg. “Normal” dose is 50mg. Info can be found at http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org and at the website of Skip’s pharmacy in FL. http://www.skipspharmacy.com/wplog/services/low-dose-naltrexone/

            I sure hope this helps others. I consider it a God send!

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          • Joseph Jalsevac says:

            I was just thinking the same thing – that in the event of a collapse, we will be surprised about our health issues. Some problems will get much worse, of course, but others will turn out to not be so bad or even disappear. We simply can’t anticipate. Many of our health problems are due to our way of life right now. I just saw a news clip online about a little boy who was chronically ill and rather lonely, and his parents created a water-fight birthday party, and invited anyone to come. Hundreds of children showed up bringing water balloons and cake, and the boy was sent hundreds of presents from around the country. His parents were so moved, and his Dad said, interestingly, that the experience was like medicine. I think the loneliness, and depression, and psychological stress of our individualistic and sinful way of life (without even getting into things like diet or germ exposure or excessive comfort) are making many health issues a lot worse than they would be in a situation of constant social support and positive interaction. Its a thought that gives me some hope as I face my fears about my medical vulnerability.

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        • Judy, don’t let the Spirit of fear take you over. I have struggled with it myself, but after meeting with a Priest today, I have a new resolve, and I wrote about the Spirit of fear today; https://veilofveronica.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/the-spirits-of-fear-and-hatred/

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        • Bill Dieal says:

          Hi Judy (and anyone else suffering from MS or other auto-immune conditions), I would highly recommend reading “An Epidemic of Absense” by Moises Velasquez-Manoff. It is a book that discusses the great rise in allergic and auto-immune disorders in just the last 100 to 150 years.
          As Charlie also commented regarding his conversations with his doctor friend, the scientific community is only recently waking up to the fact that our crazy efforts to sanitize everything has a negative consequence that only puts us in yet another form of poor health. The book interestingly maintains that there seems to be a direct correlation between “germs” and “parasites” and the rise in various disorders (asthma, crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, diabetes, and more) when they’re removed from the body’s biotic community or “biome”. Parasites in many cases aren’t parasites as much as they are symbiotes who give back to us even as they take from us. The book provides examples of people who have restored these symbiotes and alleviated (in varying degrees) their respective allergic or auto-immune symptoms.
          For thousands of years mankind has been walking around with all these creepy-crawlies in our bodies, and it’s only been recently that with modern medicine we’ve been able to remove them. Maybe God in His infinite wisdom had a higher purpose for them after all…
          Anyway, the book is good and worth a look if you suffer from such things.
          God Bless!

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      • Judy says:

        Thank you for your prompt response today. Yes, I have lots of concerns and I do not know how God will address them. Like everyone else, I have many other problems in addition to health. I did buy the gardening book suggested on the Prepper Site because I think God will find a way. He has shown me in so many ways that He is faithful, even when I feel like I have failed Him…… I am most concerned about my son and his little family….he has a Down’s Syndrome child of 13 months named Gabriel…who looks like a cherub with big blue eyes and flaxen hair. (Truly a lovely child) Although I was completely shocked with this development (so was everyone else), I was told through a locution that all was working for my good, which I am sure includes my son’s good, because I have been praying for him for a very long time. Though my son has always been the salt of the earth, his young life has been very complicated. Though his mind may have erred, his heart was always stellar, loving, forgiving and totally Christian….. When I need to be shored up because I am weary, I somehow get a heavenly communication to show me that I am not walking alone. Actually, this has happened so many times (in totally unexpected ways) that I am sure God and Our Blessed mother want me to be some sort of little light during the coming tribulation. I used to think that my spiritual experiences happened to everyone, but I now realize that this is not true. I have been shown many reasons to trust….I simply must remember that His love does not depend on my goodness, but on His, because none of us can ever measure up to His perfection…By the way, I am doing the 33 day consecration to the Sacred Heart of Mary, which is so beautiful! I actually read the whole booklet in one day because I was hungry for all the truths it held, and I actualy made the final prayers, but now I am doing it the way it was prescribed, over 33 days. …..I will keep you and your family in my prayers, Charlie. Keep me in yours, Judy

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        • charliej373 says:

          Thank you, Judy. What an inspirational witness you have been today. First panic, and then settling into a resolve to trust, to not worry about what you can’t control – and prepare for what you can do.

          One of the greatest graces, Judy, is that those who suffer earliest will be most effective in calming others during the Storm. Reading both your comments here, I am very confident that you will be a great sign of hope to those around – no matter how sick you are or what challenges you face.

          May God bless and keep you and may you ever be steadfast and calm. (And how could my angelic drill instructor not look out for someone whose grandchild has such a lovely name?)

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      • Judy says:

        Regarding names….I chose my son’s name because I had read that Jeffrey / Geoffrey means “God’s peace”. His middle name is Michael which means ‘Of God’ , and I really influenced him in that choice because I have a love of the Archangel Michael and I ask for his help often because I see great evil everywhere. I wear his medal on a bracelet to honor him and to remind me to make the prayer often. I have read that my grandson’s name, Gabriel, means “Mighty Strength of God”. ( I have a famous print by Goya, the Annunciation, in my grandson’s bedroom by his crib with the Archangel Gabriel standing tall by Mary, who is kneeling.) My grandchild’s middle name is Matthew, which I have read means “Gift of God.” I have been told by a mystic that my guardian angel’s name is Collette, which means “victory”. If these names truly have meaning, I do think we will have some angels by our side as we face the coming years; we just have to ask. ……By the way, I found tremendous peace at Mass today. Because of circumstances I had to attend at a neighboring church at 5 pm. The priest’s homily was very meaningful to me and answered a concern I have. And the music included “Be not Afraid”, which seemed appropriate, considering our discussion. Since the cantor was not there, I actually sang it with great fervor from the pew, and some members of the parish congratulated me on the effort. I have a very strong voice and I do well even without a microphone. People always tell me I sing well, so I contribute when I can. God bless you and yours, Charlie! Judy

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    • Judy says:

      Before I give you some peace and stop asking questions, I have one that is important.
      My mother has no pension. My father had a small business. They were great savers and never took vacations….except once or twice. (I am amazed at what they did with so little) Yes, she gets social security, but I must invest her savings for an income and I have been doing this for about 20 years. Will paper money be worth anything in the near future? Should one be in cash and paying off as much debt as possible? I have currently taken on a lot of debt (after paying down mine almost to zero), because Gabriel’s mother had huge, huge dental problems. Neither the state nor the feds would help her, and there I was, in a place to help her…..I almost felt that God was testing me to do what I could for his “little ones”. She had to have tremendous amount of bacteria in her mouth due to very bad decay after having braces on her teeth for too many years (the reasons and the story are long and complicated…..she has had a tough life) , and someone had to help this girl. My son also needed some help in buying a used car which he needed to keep his job (which I know the Blessed Mother had a hand in obtaining for him at just the right time). I need another year to year and a half to pay all this off, but I do have some savings. I could pay it down considerably, but was saving for retirement, and now that all seems like it will not come to pass. If you can tell me anything, please advise. I have tossed this around in my head for a while now, because Mark Mallet and now, you, have made me believe that we are starting a very difficult time.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Good questions, Judy. I expect currency to be almost completely worthless before too terribly long. I will tell you what I tell my closest friends. Be deliberate – don’t do anything drastic. Even at this late date, I could be wrong, so you should both hedge your bets and be prudent in your preparations. (Though as my priests and I occasionally have chuckled for the last decade, you don’t need to be a prophet to see what’s coming now).

        Don’t worry about paying down all your debt. Keep it as reasonable as you can, for if things did, miraculously lift and pass us over, you should not be in a position to have bankrupted yourself. But money means something now and it won’t mean something soon. Thus, you should use it while it means something to do those things which will be useful when your money is worthless. I tell friends to pay the minimums on their bills. When crash comes, the bills will be irrelevant. Use that money now to get supplies – or to do exactly what you did – help a family member with things that will be useful to them.

        One friend was going to start to set up a bunker type thing. I pressed him not to…for three reasons. First, if things go completely south, panic reigns and you have an obvious storehouse, all you have done is made yourself a target. Second, if it does not go south, you have put a big expense into something unnecessary. Third, and most important, God knows where your bunker is – and He can hit it with a bolt of lightning in an instant. You can’t hide from Him – and will only kindle his wrath by taking extraordinary steps to try to exempt yourself from these times. Be prudent. Take rational steps, store away a few supplies – but remember also that Jesus, when He sent His disciples out on mission told them to take nothing for the journey, to trust radically to His providence. We are about to embark on a journey. If those close to me do not get obsessive, I generally am favorable to their efforts. But I also know they may have to flee unexpectedly – and then the bulk of their supplies will be meaningless (to them anyway; they may help others, so it is good). That friend I mentioned planted some fruit trees and established a nice garden. Oh, how I love that! Useful now, prudent without being obsessive, helpful to all – and it will be a sort of remembrance after the Storm of the beginnings of simple wisdom.

        So use the money you have now while it has value for things that will have lasting value. And don’t let fear drive you. On my pilgrimage, I was in Houston when it dawned on me that, holy cow, if everything crashed immediately, I could manage. I knew how to sleep outdoors and protect myself from the elements and I had the tools to catch fish. You would be amazed at how little you really need when everything is stripped to the essentials.

        Finally, I have recommended against those friends who want to pay off all their bills. Keep it manageable – but when currency is meaningless, so will your bills be. Use money while it has value to do and get things of lasting value. Bless you – you already began that with your care for your extended family.

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    • Judy says:

      I have been to Rosa Mystica Chapel in Edmeston, NY, where I had the joy of meeting many mystics who have been called by God to aid him in leading the flock. Tom Lennon, of Ireland, said that he kept asking God what the tribulations would be like. God finally replied that it would be like the Exodus of the Old Testament. We would pray to God daily and rely on His providence. The Israelites were given manna for food, as well as some kind of bird for meat (do not recall which one) daily. When they tried to save some of the birds, they became putrid and unfit to eat overnight. Thus, it was clear that God was in charge and that they could do nothing by their own efforts. They were also guided by a cloud. Yes, many of them had gold and silver objects, but these were also worthless. All was in God’s hands and they had to trust in Him alone. Most mystics have absolutely no savings and totally rely on God right now. Maybe that is the way it will be when the time comes.

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      • M5th says:

        Judy, hopefully you are able to get a response sent to you. If you have “silver” filing in your teeth, you need to have them replaced. Mercury is a big ingredient in the fillings and gasses off continuously and it is right next to your brain! A very good dentist of mine gave me a book with testimonials of people who had MS and were much restored by replacing the fillings. I’ll pray that you get this and that your condition improves.

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  3. ARBY says:

    Charlie , I’ve read all of your blog posts here a few days ago.
    Maybe I am missing something, do you mind if I ask as I am not really sure.
    What is your mission?

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    • charliej373 says:

      No, you haven’t missed it, Arby. I never speak of it publicly; rarely privately – and even with the priests usually indirectly. That is not because it is terrible or anything (though it will be incredibly demanding on me). But even at this late date, a big part of me hopes that not all must come to pass, that I may yet spend my dotage puttering around, playing with the grandkids, and minding my own business. If it all does come, it will obviously be an extended offering and will be miraculous. It will not be hidden So I stay away from the big picture and try, instead just to worry about the work right in front of me. I have my preferences, but God knows I will accept whatever He puts in front of me for the day (and is remarkably indulgent with my frequent grumbling about it.)

      I count St. Joan of Arc as a great patron. Prophecy was necessary to her work, but it was not the heart of it. I am no Joan of Arc and my mission is significantly different than hers. But like her, while prophecy is indispensable to my work, it is not the heart of it.

      I will tell you that I work from a central prophetic message and am given three primary duties in all situations. The message is:

      “Be not afraid. God call all men to salvation.”

      The duties are:

      1) Defend the Faith
      2)Hearten the Faithful
      3)Defend the Faithful

      Astute question on your part. But that is all I can say publicly on the matter.

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      • ARBY says:

        Thanks for the explanation. Perhaps some of this should be incorporated into your ‘About’ link at the top of the page.

        Thanks

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        • charliej373 says:

          Nah, I would rather keep things focused on the message. If it is all true, God will confirm it soon enough. I can’t think of a better way to go off the rails than to start focusing on myself than on what I am given to say. So I’ll just keep the ‘About’ section basic. (But if this were a political page, the old consultant in me would be heartily seconding your advice on the matter)

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  4. James Seaver says:

    Charlie, You said, “Some very pious Catholics, profoundly deep in their faith, believe things cannot go completely south until we have had “The Warning.” This is a prophecy from some mystics out of Garabandal, Spain, who say that before the storm comes, God will put a great sign in the sky which will show us the state of our souls and offer us a chance to amend our consciences. Though the Church has not confirmed Garabandal (nor condemned it), I personally believe it to be entirely authentic. I am familiar with such vivid, apocalyptic imagery in some of my own visions, particularly the biggest ones that give the greatest detail. But Jesus taught us that God likes to speak to us in parables, to tell us a story to illustrate a great truth. It may very well be that the Warning will come as a fiery sign in the sky just as the sun visibly danced in the sky at Fatima. But I think of what its effects are to be – that the state of our souls will be laid bare to us.” Charlie, I have studied Garabandal for years, and I really am confused at what you said above. The seers have always said that Communism will come back first. And most of the whole world will be immersed in it. I think we are definitely at those stages. Especially, according to your definition of world achievement without God! The mystics NEVER ONCE, said that before the storm comes, a great sign will come. That is just false! They said when communism comes back, then wars, then the warning, then within a year the sign. I am sorry if I misinterpreted you, but it sure sounds as if you are misinterpreting the Garabandal seers. As far is the anti-Christ is concerned, what you have said cannot be. The anti-Christ does not appear until after the time of peace. This is said according to thousands of years of prophecy from Great Saints of our church. I guess if we have a normal Christmas this year as we know it, we will know your messages are not true. I never see in your messages, pray the rosary, fast, visit the tabernacle, do penance, go to Mass and the chastisements can be lessen. In all true apparitions this is always said!!! You said even you will give up hope for a time. Hopelessness is not of God! You said above, that someone who questions you with doubts is not antagonistic . I am a sincere devout Catholic, and am not writing to you to be antagonistic. I have read your posts mainly over at Mother of God website and I have real doubts about your messages. Mother of God website has many experts on Garabandal on that site, and I look forward to your new message being posted for critique over there. Sorry, If I come off judgmental. I just have been very perplexed by your messages!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you for your candor, James. The first thing is that what I write is a matter of private revelation, thus, you are not obliged to accept or reject what I say. It is a matter for your own discernment. I really don’t worry about people believing me: in fact, I am more comfortable with some skepticism than I am with easy acceptance. These are deadly serious matters. I don’t tell people what I do with much concern about convincing them; rather I simply inform. I do this so that as things come to pass as I have described, they will remember and look for the hand of God’s mercy behind the fearful events rather than just going into panic.

      I think you unintentionally confirmed some of what I was writing about with your comments. You say that I must be wrong about the antichrist because others say he will not appear until after the period of peace. If that is the case, you must believe that John the Evangelist is wrong when he wrote 2,000 years ago, “you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour.” –I John 2:18 I will stick with John the Evangelist on the matter.

      As for not emphasizing the Mass, the Rosary and other such devotions enough, it is pretty clear in what I write that I value them highly. I am deeply devoted to Fatima, the Divine Mercy – and I am much taken with the Flame of Love that many, including Mark Mallett, are now emphasizing. I have permanent links here to several who do put frequent emphasis on these things. But that is not primarily the message I am called to carry. The message I do carry presumes these things. So I will leave it to others to carry faithfully the message they are given as I carry faithfully the message I am given to share, even as I rejoice in the message that some of those others bring. In God’s economy, nothing is wasted. There are people who cook, people who clean, people who organize the supplies. This particular criticism strikes me as a complaint that I merely clean while the visionaries you like cook.

      I chuckled when you complain that I do not sound like the other religious visionaries you follow. I chuckled because the single, most common cause for the rejection of the authentic prophets of their day is that they did not sound like the teachers people were comfortable with. I am perfectly comfortable to sound ‘different.’ On the other hand, if I should write something that is contrary to defined doctrine – or faith and morals, I would abjure it immediately. For about a decade and a half, everything I was given a gave to my priests first so as not to inadvertently contradict defined doctrine. Now I do not do that – simply so as to take full responsibility for everything I say publicly. But one of my priests follows every post – and calls me if there is anything doubtful. He checked in just the other day for a clarification. I maintain that rescue will come from Our Lady in the form of the Immaculate Conception. He noted that it is reported with Church approval that it is Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart that will triumph. I said that surely the heart of the Immaculate Conception is Immaculate. He chuckled and said that, undoubtedly, Mary’s Heart is Immaculate no matter what manifestation. But he watches me – and I am grateful for it.

      But the heart of this piece was that, while God’s word is always true, our interpretation of it is often childish. That is true of the best of us throughout history. You really did not touch that premise at all, mainly complained that what I say does not match up well with your favored interpretations. You say that communism must sweep the world again before these things happen. I write over at the post, “Stalking the Antichrist,” that the heart of the communist error was the belief that good can ONLY be done without reference to God. One of the more astute commenters there noted, that if that is so, then communism has already swept the world anew. And so it has – the spiritual venom of communism is ascendant. Take care; your determination that you won’t accept it unless the failed political and economic systems are fully renewed may very well be of a kind of the Jews who were blind to the significance of John the Baptist, for they knew the Messiah could not come until Elijah had come again – and they weren’t buying it until they saw the fiery chariot in the sky. I hope I do shake you from your certainty that, through various seers and prophets, you have unlocked the timeline and events contained in the mind of God – for throughout history those who have convinced themselves of this have usually missed the moment of visitation because it di not match up with their mental image of how it should – and would – be. I am fortunate: early on the Good Lord was kind enough to show me certain things that would happen, then happen they would. They would match up precisely with what I was told while being not at all what I expected. It was the Lord who slapped the certainty of interpretation out of me.

      Elsewhere on this site I made the distinction of losing hope in temporal things, which happens to all of us, with the despair of having lost God’s presence. From the cross, Jesus cried, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me.” But He did not despair of the love of the Father.

      I appreciate you seeking what is true. If there are things here that give you hope, take and use them. If not, dismiss them. Neither you nor I know God’s secret plan. All I know is what is necessary for my work, to take the next, right step. I respectfully ask though that if you want to critique me, do it from the standpoint of the defined doctrine of the Church. That I consider binding. I will stipulate up front that I will sound different – and sometimes speak differently – from various others who proclaim words from private revelation.

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    • Carla says:

      I am a little confused about the time of the arrival of the antichrist as well. I have been reading Mark Mallets blog for a while and truly believe the Holy Spirit talks through him.
      Sometime ago I realized he believes the antichrist is coming soon also. That confused me because I have also read many Saints Revelations that place him after the time of Peace, after an anointed leader and a Holy Pope who will spread Catholicism everywhere. Then, a time after that, people will lose the faith again and the Son of Perdition will come to seduce the world. All I know is the world is changing so rapidly I cannot keep up. Very difficult times are coming, and whatever is coming, we need Our Lord in our lives, we need to open our hearts to Him, and pray pray pray. I pray that God will give me strength so I don’t turn my back on Him even if I am tried very hard, out of fear, out of desperation.
      As far as communism, well, I see communism signs in this country everywhere, perhaps it is a more hidden form of it? , Christians are been oppressed more and more these days and I think it is just going to get worse with this “New Laws”.
      When I first started been aware of the times we are living in, I went a little nuts, I wanted to buy a lot of stuff and store things, and try to hide them from my husband because he will think I have gone mad, even considered moving to a place with a stream nearby, but I just cannot do that, but after some years I have said to myself. You should not worry that much. Have some food stored, do what is in your hands to do, do your best and let God do the rest. He will provide, even if we have one loaf of bread left, He will multiply it. As long as we Trust in Him.

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  5. James Seaver says:

    Charlie, Thank you for your response. However, my post was mainly about GARABANDAL. You did not respond to those questions. I feel you have misrepresented these seers. If I am wrong, I look forward to being corrected. Charlie, You said, “Some very pious Catholics, profoundly deep in their faith, believe things cannot go completely south until we have had “The Warning.” This is a prophecy from some mystics out of Garabandal, Spain, who say that before the storm comes, God will put a great sign in the sky which will show us the state of our souls and offer us a chance to amend our consciences. Though the Church has not confirmed Garabandal (nor condemned it), I personally believe it to be entirely authentic. I am familiar with such vivid, apocalyptic imagery in some of my own visions, particularly the biggest ones that give the greatest detail. But Jesus taught us that God likes to speak to us in parables, to tell us a story to illustrate a great truth. It may very well be that the Warning will come as a fiery sign in the sky just as the sun visibly danced in the sky at Fatima. But I think of what its effects are to be – that the state of our souls will be laid bare to us.” Charlie, This is what you said! I say, Again the seers NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, said that before the storm comes God will give us a sign and show us the state of our souls. In FACT, They said this would occur when everything is at its WORST. When COMMUNISM would engulf the whole world!!! Then the warning would come, and show us the state of ours souls! Followed within a year the Great Miracle!!! This is what THEY said! Not what YOU claim they said!
    You said regarding the anti-Christ, “If that is the case, you must believe that John the Evangelist is wrong when he wrote 2,000 years ago, “you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour.” -I John 2:18 I will stick with John the Evangelist on the matter.” Charlie, What is your point???? Some how I don’t believe in John the Evangelist who I have a deep devotion to. Besides, how does the quote from John the Evangelist prove your point???: I said that for thousands of years many confirmed saints have said the anti-Christ comes after the time of peace. There could be many anti-Christ’s but not the one who will proclaimed to be Christ Himself. I prefer to listen to the countless number of saints that said otherwise. And the bible passage from John the Evangelist does NOT prove these saints to be wrong! I will be honest there are not many seers these days I believe in, you are correct in saying I don’t have to. I believe in Divine Mercy, I use to run the group at my church. I believe in Fatima, Mary spoke of a daily rosary along with First five Saturdays of reparation. I do these. Daily Mass, Holy hours, penance, reparation. Many of great Saints along with many visionaries such as, Fatima, Lourdes spoke of these to lessen chastisements. Garabandal, which I happen to believe in, as do you. The Blessed Virgin Mary spoke of the same things to be done to help mankind . I believe we are in the end times, I believe just as it has been prophesied for a long time, that Russia will attack Europe very soon. I believe the Europe will be overwhelmed, especially Rome, where many priests along with the laity will pay with their blood for the price of the great Miracle. Padre Pio believed this. He believed in Garabandal as do I. It is written over at the Mother of God web site. They have a very long thread about Garabandal. I just think you have misinterpreted the Garabandal seers. That was my real complaint! As far as what you see for America, you could be right. However, there is an approved apparition in America, OUR LADY OF AMERICA which is far more hopeful then what you say. I pray everyday that Our Lady desire for America will be fulfilled. I just don’t think it is too late and hopeless as you make it sound. I believe through prayer, fasting, Mass, Holy hours, and of course the Rosary, we can HELP our country and the world! This is the message OUR Lady is trying to get out!!!! By the way these are not my interpretations of what God said, these things have been said by the various seers themselves.

    You said to me to, “respectfully ask though that if you want to critique me, do it from the standpoint of the defined doctrine of the Church. That I consider binding. I will stipulate up front that I will sound different – and sometimes speak differently – from various others who proclaim words from private revelation.” Charlie, I was not critiquing your defending of the doctrine of the Church, I think you are a smart devout Catholic man. I am also a devout Catholic that considers the doctrine of the Church binding!!! I just don’t agree with you about what was said about Garabandal, the anti-Christ, and that last year may have been our last Christmas(I believe we have hope, because of Our Lady of America for our country.) My disagreement has to do with prophecy and NOTHING to do with the doctrine of the Church! Sincerely!

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  6. charliej373 says:

    I have always heard the Warning spoken of as an illumination before the Storm. I went to some sites on this and see some that interpret it as coming while the world is in great turmoil, but before the worst of things. Then I see some that say it will come at the worst of times – and things will continue precisely that badly for a year before the Miracle.

    I am not an expert on Garabandal, though the sweep of its message rings true to me. I had hope to apologize for misstating specifics of that message, but in my research, I still find more ambiguity about it than what you say. I may be wrong. Either way, bad times are here, they are going to get worse, and it is our response to God’s call that will enable us to endure until the rescue.

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  7. Neil says:

    I am new as a reader and follower. Have you ever described what your angel looks like and the why and when he decides to appear to you? Have you met others who are having the same or similar experience to you?

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    • charliej373 says:

      I have described how he normally appears to me…tall and lanky, with nut-brown hair that he likes to wear in what to me seem unusual fashions. I once saw a stained glass representation of him at a little chapel on Chicago’s north side that looks very much like he looks when he appears. As for why and when he comes, as the Ghost of Christmas Present said of the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-come, he is mercurial and “…comes when he wills.”

      When I first spoke at length to Mark Mallett – whose work I admired from afar for a year before making contact – he was struck at how there are several now who have what appear to be authentic experiences, yet each has come from dramatically different paths to arrive at the same place. I thought that was a very canny assessment of it. There is a sense I get that I can’t fully describe that gives me a sense of authenticity in others. Mallett’s work is so exquisitely crafted and solidly grounded in the Magisterium, yet there is something even deeper there that calls to me. Pelianito has such marvelous, straightforward and fruitful tools. I turn to her blog and its links as a wealth of resources for much of what I am asked here. I saw a tape of a talk Mirijana, the Medjugorje, visionary, gave to a private group and felt a thrill of recognition over. As she talked of Our Lady, it was as if a stranger were talking of the mother we both knew well and loved. I have such affection for Mirijana. God uses each of our authentic personalities in a unique way, so I suspect every authentic visionary is unique.

      For a good while, one of my priests directed me not to read St. Teresa of Avila. I was a little frustrated with that because I had heard much about her that inspired my interest, but I followed his counsel. At one time, he had me describe in writing, as best I could, the different types of visions and visitations. That was very hard. I don’t like to get into actual description because it is impossible to describe in a satisfactory way – kind of like describing the color orange to someone blind from birth. You can tell him about pumpkins and citrus and certain sunsets to give him a feel for it, but color is outside of his experience, so you can’t adequately describe it. On the other hand, you recognize the faltering efforts of others who have had genuinely similar experiences. Well, I did it for him and turned it in. Sometime later, he released me to read St. Teresa. I was tickled to discover that she described her visions as well – and I recognized many of them to be the same things as mine. I rather smugly told my priest that, on a few, I thought I had actually done a better job of description than the saint. He laughed and said the similarities were obvious, but it would take someone who had had the experience of color, as it were, to decide which were the better descriptions. As far as visitations, the way Sts. Catherine and Elizabeth spoke plainly and conversationally to St. Joan of Arc are the closest things to my visitations.

      But someone who has very similar

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  8. Crystal says:

    Hi Charlie, I have re-read these posts over and over. They give me hope and focus.
    I would love to read what you mentioned as the visitations to St. Joan of Arc from Sts. Catherine and Elizabeth. I did some preliminary Google searches but came out empty-handed. Can you give a suggestion as where I might find these?
    Thanks for all you do. I keep you in prayer, thanking God for your willingness to be such a great defender of the faith and the faithful.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Crystal, go to any bookstore and get solid biographies of her. I have read them all. Though I said St. Elizabeth here, I meant St. Margaret. St. Joan was instructed throughout her life by several heavenly personages, most often St. Catherine and St. Margaret, but also by the Archangel Michael and occasionally Gabriel. Some I would recommend are those of Regine Pernod and Sven Stalpe, but there are literally dozens of solid ones, completely grounded in the evidence. Interestingly, St. Joan’s case is one of the best documented of medieval times precisely because of her trial.

      Also, Mark Twain wrote a biographical novel on her. I was startled, for though it was kind of chirpy and cheery (some of the dialogue sounded more suited to Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn), it was entirely grounded in historical fact. It is a rather lovely way to introduce yourself to the subject. Twain later commented that he was prouder of this work than any other he had written – and he researched it meticulously for years before writing.

      To get you a brief start though, here is a decent online summary.

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      • Crystal says:

        Thanks Charlie! I already have the Twain book… just brought it to the top of my pile 🙂 I will order the others.
        I think your kindness in giving such a prompt reply says a lot about your dedication to all of us, on matters large and small. God bless you!

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  9. Mary Ann says:

    I think you are right about the Sign. Evil has to show its face, be brought to light. This light not only enlightens us, it is the occasion of our response, which reveals ourselves. It is the judgment which people pass on themselves by the choices they make in response to the dawning light that reveals evil.

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  10. charliej373 says:

    Reblogged this on The Next Right Step and commented:

    I am putting up this post from two years ago again for some people I visited with last night. I also refer them to the Flaming Sword of Justice, posted just a month ago at https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/the-flaming-sword-of-judgment/

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  11. Bob_S says:

    Interesting that your angel revealed “that our scientists had gotten it fundamentally right on the Big Bang theory”. Perhaps Fr. Lemaitre was divinely inspired when he proposed the theory.

    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2012/10/03/the-belgian-priest-who-invented-the-big-bang-theory-shows-up-the-canard-about-faith-and-science/

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  12. Marie says:

    Newbie here, in fact to this whole genre of prophetic blogs; so I appreciate all the guests posts and recirculated ones for this johnny- come- lately. I haven’t had a chance to read all your posts, but what is your opinion on the Three Days of Darkness?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Well, Marie, the very article you are commenting from touches on it. It may be as most think it will – a big showy thing that affects all at the same time…but it may be little by little individually, as people are shaken from some of their certainties and consider things in a new “light.” I have had testimonies from more than a few people who described being shocked to their toes, and completely shaken for three days (it is almost always three days), before getting their balance back and incorporating some staggering insight into their view of the world. I do not bind anyone’s conscience on what the three days of darkness MUST be interpreted, only say that it probably won’t be what most of us expect, given humanity’s miserable history of misinterpreting authentic prophecy.

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  13. Mack says:

    I’ve tended to think that the Illumination would be a big event where everyone all at once would see the state of their soul. But I’m starting to think that maybe it’s happening gradually. It can come through deeper experiences of insight and self-awareness that God gives us, and if we regularly do the examination of conscience God works through that too.
    Even now, I’ve been thinking the Storm would mean something like a gigantic tsunami wave covering the East or West coast. But so far at least we’ve had a moral tsunami–with Bruce Jenner it seemed like we hit a cultural turning point about something so basic as being a man or woman. Then of course the SCOTUS decision on same-sex “marriage.” Persecution starts gradually and it already has. However I do expect some sort of big crash that will shake people up. Also, in his encyclical the Pope speaks about having a simpler lifestyle, and the Storm will definitely mean that for most of us.

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