The Storm Deepens

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(This is a repeat of an article I published at my Facebook site 10 months ago. It is useful, I think, to see prophecies fulfilled sometime as we lose sight of them in the press of the day. A year ago, Russia had not invaded Crimea, Ukraine was not threatened, Iraq had not fallen, Christians were not being systematically murdered, crucified and tortured, children were not being systematically beheaded or buried alive, the borders in America were, if porous, still existent, ebola was not threatening a rampage, ISIS did not exist in the public mind. Things to contemplate).
 
Today (Sunday, October 13, 2013) marks the 96th anniversary of the penultimate apparition in Fatima, Portugal. It is the beginning of what history will record as one of the most tumultuous, convulsive years in the history of the world. Governments will topple around the globe as economies tank and large-scale civil unrest erupts throughout the world. Do not give in to panic or fear as these things unfold. Satan has had his way with the world, running roughshod for almost a century now, a century in which souls are being lost at an unprecedented rate. After having almost unimpeded sway for that long, this marks the beginning of the end – not for us, but for satan’s reign of terror over the world. God is moving actively again in human history.

A few weeks ago I put up video of the rock and mudslides at the site where the Shrine will be built at Mt. Meeker. It looked devastating, but things are not always as they look. Since men have dawdled God, Himself, has cleared away the ground – not in a paroxysm of destruction, but both as a sign and a practical beginning to what we should have done, ourselves. That is exactly what is about to happen in the world. We did not live faith, so a great deal of fetid, tangled undergrowth has snarled modern society – and God, Himself, is about to clear the ground for what is to come, to build what we should have preserved and what He intends for us. But we are the tools He will use to build with.

To put it in pop culture terms, the last year has marked the opening credits for the movie that will unfold over the next four – and that movie is not, “The Empire Strikes Back;” it is “Return of the Jedi.” Both, you will recall, had fearsome battles and trials but in the latter, as it has ever been appointed, it is the true that prevails. So do not lose your balance as you see fearsome things unfold. It is just satan screaming and fighting as he is sent back to lock-up to await the end. Do not deceive yourself that you are a fearsome warrior who must do extraordinary things. That is one of satan’s more subtle seductions. Just acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. Live the ordinary with extraordinary love and simplicity – and you will be a most useful tool in the Master’s hands.

Beware of people like me, people who claim to have visions or to be prophets. Many of satan’s minions have risen trying to draw people away from their faith to something new, something different. There is no new revelation: Christ is Lord of all and God reigns in heaven and has dominion over the earth. He is not dead, nor does He sleep. Christ did not say that the “gates of hell will not prevail over Charlie Johnston” or of any of the other purported prophets out there. He said the “gates of hell will not prevail against My Church.” So any who try to lead you away from the Church, from Christ, is a fraud doing satan’s work. Do not follow them. Follow the Church. As for me, whether you believe me or not is a matter of indifference to me. It IS very important to me that you acknowledge God, take the next right step and act as a sign of hope to those around you. In the times of Christ, the purpose of even an authentic prophet is to point you back to Christ, to clean away the disfiguring marks that people and the world have put on His image, so that you may see Him with fresh eyes and fall in love all over again. Satan’s minions are working triple shifts. Do not be deceived by them.

Do not be one of those in whom the love of Christ has grown cold with complacency. God is always fresh, startling and new. If you are a ‘social-climber’ Christian, one who prays with the Pharisee that, “God, I thank you that I am not like other men…” (Luke 18:11) you will get the same response the Pharisee did (spoiler alert – Christ was not amused). Be grateful when the Lord of Hosts knocks you on your duff, for it is for your salvation. Beware of formulaic legalism. I have had many wonderful, deeply insightful discussions with men and women of faith, both in the Catholic Church and among my Protestant brethren. But I find the deepest most fruitful conversations where I learn the most are with people who are marked with a spirit of genuine humility and service. When I encounter someone who imperiously informs me they only go by what the Church or what the Bible says, I have yet to discover one who actually knows much about what either the Church or the Bible says.

Do not treat God the Father as some sort of distant, forbidding alien. He is your Dad. He loves you, will laugh with you if you let Him, and wants you to treat Him with the intimacy of a real Father. If you are hurting, if you are mad, if you are frustrated and don’t understand, say so. He knows our strength and our frailty. I read how Samuel said, when God spoke to Him, “Here I am, Lord.” I admire it, but my response has usually been more like, “You again? Couldn’t you give me a break?” I identify with the complaining prophets, Jeremiah and Jonah. I console myself (and hope) that my griping and grumbling amuse the Almighty…that He gets a kick out of the histrionics knowing full well that I will get up and do what He says, likely grumbling most of the way. That does not need to be your style of dealing with God, but I would that the same sort of confident intimacy, expressed with the unique unrepeatability of the personality that is yours, would mark your dealings with Him. How I wish everyone would know that God is a fun and boon companion – demanding, absolutely, but what a genuine Friend He is if you just let Him!

Learn not just to have faith in God, but to trust Him as well. Some say that all you need do to be saved is confess that Jesus is Lord. Well, in his Epistle, St. James says different. He says that the demons in hell do not need to be convinced of it: they KNOW Jesus is Lord and tremble because of it. If you are merely a hearer or a speaker or a knower of the Word, it avails you nothing. You must be a doer of the Word. Once you genuinely give yourself into God’s hands, do not deceive yourself that prayer is a means to bind God to your will, persuading Him to give you wealth, power or even good health. God’s purpose is always to save you, to heal you. But the healing is always for eternity – and sometimes to save your soul, it is necessary to afflict you in this life. Those of you with children know what I mean. We are the Master’s children. So trust, when you give yourself to God, that what He allows to befall you is for the benefit of your or another’s immortal soul. Do not ask, “Why me?” when afflicted: rather ask, “What do You intend for me in this trial, Lord?” He will usually let you know, will not give you more than you can bear, and will give you strength to bear what He allows. That does not mean you should not ask for healing or help in your needs. You should. But you should also accept His answer, especially when it is not what you had wanted or hoped for.

 

Mt. Meeker and St. Catherine's Chapel. This is the site where a great Shrine will one day be built in thanksgiving for our rescue from the Storm - and it will become a place of joyful and grateful pilgrimage for people from throughout the world.

Mt. Meeker and St. Catherine’s Chapel. This is the site where a great Shrine will one day be built in thanksgiving for our rescue from the Storm – and it will become a place of joyful and grateful pilgrimage for people from throughout the world.

I tell you that strife and explosions will seem to overtake the world now. As you see them, do not panic. Rather rejoice, for it is the sound of our deliverance that you hear. Gird your loins, acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around you. Then you will participate with God in our deliverance.

“The people in darkness have seen a great light…” (Isaiah 9:2)

 

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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70 Responses to The Storm Deepens

  1. Nancy says:

    I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord
    more than watchmen for the morning
    more than watchmen for the morning. Psalm 130, 5-6
    I hope to be a watchman waiting faithfully for the first glimmer on the horizon.

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  2. Judy says:

    On the feast of the Queenship of Mary, a busload of people went to the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Massachusetts. It was a day of prayer and was very peaceful. I know I was supposed to be on that trip because I was on a wait list and, around 5 pm on the night before the trip, I got the call that a single seat had opened up. The trip organizer told me, “It was meant to be, Judy.” As usual, I do not know the “why” of it. However, as we were almost finished eating dinner around 8:30 pm, it came to me that I should share some of the prophecies given by you, Charlie, and Mark Mallet. I prefaced the conversation with, “This may give you indigestion, but I feel that I should share these private revelations.” The five people at the table thanked me several times for sharing. While all of them were not fully surprised by what I said, I think they were fully frightened by the time period you have predicted, Charlie, which is now very,very close. I fully expect that these prayerful people are mostly prepared spiritually, but no one knows how to prepare in a material way. Someone said to buy silver medallions of the the miraculous medal recommended in the book, “It ain’t going to happen”. I think that silver may not do us much good, because God will want us to be totally dependent of Him, the Holy Spirit, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I have pondered the many things that I could do to prepare in a material way, and I have to say that it seems overwhelming. We live in the north and we would even have to be concerned about an alternative heating system. As far a gardens go, even the priests on the bus were not able to grow one ripe tomato this year and they usually get 1,000 per year. The weather was too cool……. I recommended the 33 Day Novena which consecrates us to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At least 3 of us had already done the novena. I am sure that the rest will hasten to do it, and they will tell many more of their family and friends. Does anyone ever feel ready for severe trials? I confess that I feel weak, and I await the strength that the Holy Spirit will bestow upon us. ……Tom Lennon, a mystic from Ireland, told us once at the Chapel of Rosa Mystica in Edmeston, NY, that he kept asking God, “What will the tribulations be like?” God finally replied that it would be much like the Exodus. Every day the Jewish people prayed and every day God gave them what they needed to eat, both manna and quail. (They has silver and gold,too, but it did not do them much good during the years they spent in the desert…I do not know about later.) If they tried to save any food (except in preparation for the Sabbath), the food became putrid overnight. So God made it clear that they could do nothing by themselves. He is the vine and we are the tiny branches. This speaks of total trust in the midst of the storm. …..In preparation for this trial, I have tried to remember and write down all the wonderful deeds and gifts God has allowed me, and every time He has made it clear that it was He who was acting in my life. I think that it is imperative to remember these things as we go into this unpredictable and all encompassing Storm. And, yes, my Protestant friends, I have been reading the Bible! May God bless you all and send his angels to guard you, Charlie and readers.

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    • donna269 says:

      Hi Judy:
      I live in NJ and my husband and I visited the Shrine of Divine Mercy in May. I have been there for many Divine Mercy Sundays, but not my husband. He was moved, beyond belief by the life size Stations of the Cross, the beautiful chapel, the grounds and the dignity and respect at the 3pm Chaplet Recitation. I love Stockbridge! Similarly, The Blue Army Shrine in NJ, which is the National Fatima Shrine, is a beautiful pilgrimage. Yesterday we had a Padre Pio Day at the Shrine and I shared about Charlie’s Blog to several people there. Fr. Apostoli’s homily at mass was all about….”something’s coming, the world has gone crazy…..but hold steadfast the the Lord in the Eucharist.” Visit Him daily. He longs for us….God bless….you were meant to go to Stockbridge!

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      • Judy says:

        Hi, Donna: I have been told about a trip going to the Blue Army Shrine in NJ on Sept. 13th. I am thinking about it, but since I will be going back to school, I have to consider that my Mom will be left alone for almost all of the week….in addition to some other concerns. She is not walking well and gets somewhat lonely when I go back to school. I have heard that the Blue Army Shrine is really beautiful!

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  3. donna269 says:

    I am a visual person in prayer…..when I close my eyes, I see myself as a 3 or 4 year old little girl crawling up to the lap of God the Father. I put my head on his shoulders and he comforts me as a daddy would. I agree we need to include God the Father in our prayers. He loved us so much he gave us His only son, Jesus. When I am bewildered and frightened, my visual keeps me grounded. Thank you Charlie for another beautiful message today! God Bless you and your family….

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    • MM Bev says:

      Oh, Donna, I am late reading this entry, so likely you will never see this. I have always seen myself between the ages of three and five, although I cannot visualize as you do. Whenever I communicate with Our Eternal Father, I talk to Him just as if I were that age. I know from the ways He responds to me (not verbally), He accepts me that way, and from His sense of humor delights in our relationship. My brothers know that I am aware I will be much further down the “banquet table” than they are, but I will be able to slip under the table and crawl up to where they are. I’ve told them to pass down just the really good stuff, and they always laugh.

      When I realized (pre-puberty) what was in store for me, I pleaded with Eternal Father to not let me grow up. He understood all that I meant by that phrase. After that darn fruit, Adam and Eve knew they were naked for the first time, and all the trouble began. Well, He let me stay pretty much as dumb as a rock. Even my poor sons had to explain stuff to me because I just didn’t get it. Most of the time, I never even knew and didn’t miss it. It was wonderful. Now, I didn’t miss out on getting all of the seven deadly sins, the fractures in our being from original sin, and have sure done my share of messing up. We get that regardless. But it wasn’t until about eight years ago that I realized what God had done for me, and I began to see an awful lot of evil that I hadn’t seen before.

      I’m gonna stay under five. I just love, love, love discovering someone else who experiences themselves the same way! Boy, that really makes us sisters in Christ!

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      • charliej373 says:

        For some reason, Bev, this reminded me of my dear, departed Mother. In the last 10 years of her life, she often would lose her place in mid-sentence and go wandering off in another direction entirely…sometimes several times in the same sentence. She loved chatting, but would get self-conscious about it. One evening we were chatting merrily and she lost her train – and was close to tears of frustration and embarrassment. I looked at her and grinned and said, “It’s okay, Mom, kind of fun actually. When you start a sentence it’s kind of like watching a rabbit go into a thicket: I know where it goes in, but have no idea where it’s going to come out.” She gave me a big, beautiful grin, laughed and said that is how it sometimes felt to her. And we merrily followed rabbits for a few more hours.

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  4. Zilkia Jimenez says:

    Hello.

    I learned about you from Mar Mallet. So, I’m a new reader.

    Would you be able to give some insight for new readers about Mr. Meeker? I don’t know the story.

    Thank you. God bless you and your mission.

    Z

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • charliej373 says:

      Yes Zilkia. I know many of the new readers here are not familiar with the Shrine and Mt. Meeker – so I have it scheduled to do a piece on it within the next week to week and a half.

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  5. Janet says:

    Thank you for reposting this Charlie! God be praised that he has revealed these things to us so that we will not be afraid when they happen and so that we may be signs of hope for those around us. It is incredible what has happened in less than a year! If we were not living it, who would believe it? I suppose that is why the angel made you wait so long to reveal your messages. 🙂 Who could believe it could go this badly this quickly–and more to come!

    On the Mother of God website someone posted a link to Our Lady of Lavang. It is a beautiful testimony to the love of our Mother for her little ones who are persecuted. She WILL come to our aid in one way or another, if not in a material way, then in a more spectacular spiritual way. Thank you Mother! http://www.holyspiritinteractive.net/features/somethingaboutmary/lavang.asp

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    • charliej373 says:

      It is quite striking, Janet. I laughed when I read political columnist Derek Hunter write this this afternoon:

      “Afghanistan is on the verge of collapse. Libya is in anarchy. Israel is being attacked hourly by the terrorists in Hamas. Russia is putting its band back together. China is making aggressive moves toward us and Japan. And ISIS is executing people like it’s an Olympic event…” – and he completely forgot about the collapse of Iraq.

      I was quiet for a long time – and my priests agreed with me it should be limited then – because the message was so scary. Now it really has become a sign of hope. And I am so grateful that there is a documented 20-year-record the priests can show when it is right. That will re-assure people that I am probably as authentic when I say this is the beginning of a new era of real peace and prosperity as I was when I was saying we had terrible trials ahead.

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      • Janet says:

        It’s amazing even the priests believed you back then! 🙂 Divine intervention.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Well, it’s funny Janet. God works in intimate ways. Even then, I told them some specific things about the world that were in the future then, but in the past now. There were sometimes startling confirmations…and plenty of ambiguity. Even more significant, I sometimes was given messages directed intimately and specifically to them – and those were staggering in their almost immediate completion. I, of course, would not share those in this forum as some were intimately personal to them.

          But one thing…my priest, Fr. Mark, was talking sometime in the late 90s and early 2000s and said that he believed me completely because almost everything I told him came to pass – and often startlingly so. But it just isn’t part of Opus Dei’s charism…Opus Dei is the apostolate of the ordinary, finding sanctification through your ordinary work…so he could not quite see it. He says I looked at him very irritably and said, “This IS my ordinary work, Father.” He howled with laughter – because I certainly was the most earthy visionary he had ever heard of…and was completely satisfied and has never been concerned about that issue since. (He says that is a story he will tell at the dedication of the Shrine).

          Also, I often was more rigorous in trying to find the flaws in prophecies than they were. Shortly after George W. Bush took office I did a piece going into some detail about specific future events and how specific national entities would play in. At the time, our relationship with Russia was decidedly chilly. I had written that things soon would get very good between Russia and the U.S., much warmer and cooperative, but it would only be for a little while, then relations would get rockier and more tense than since the Cold War – but in the end, Russia and America would be the steadfast allies which would enable the world to endure until the rescue. When Bush and Putin entered into their startlingly warm honeymoon period, one of my priests told me, “You were right again, Charlie – on Russia.” I responded crabbily that I was only partly right – that I wouldn’t be fully right unless things eventually fell all to pieces and that, from the ashes, America and Russia joined arms to lead the world in the struggle to endure. I know most of you here probably don’t believe that my prime objective early on was to get out of this – to discredit myself before anyone outside the tiny circle had to find out. But they lived it and saw me do it.

          Finally, amusing to all of us…both of my active priests travel a lot. One carries a lot of authority in this country. They always had my permission to discuss these things with anyone they thought prudent – though I asked them to not disclose my identity unless it really was important. Well, in the 90’s they would run these things by other priests they knew and trusted in the work…and would get a lot of eye-rolling. For the past few years they tell me everytime they are on the road and bump into a priest they told long ago, the priest asks them with wide eyes, “So what does the prophet have to say these days?” We all laugh at that.

          As I said in some earlier comments, it is so sweet now. What I spent so long dreading and trying desperately to avoid…now I see from this and some other things that the Lord really has given me a grace to calm people’s fears, fill them with hope and resolve. It has been a long and winding road, but I really feel like the most fortunate man in the world right now.

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          • Judy says:

            If the United States and Russia are going to join arms to help the world to endure, where does the acolyte of the antichrist fit in the picture? Are Russia and the U.S. going to join arms to help the world after the victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

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          • charliej373 says:

            With respect, Judy, for the good contributions you make here, this is not a site where I analyze everyone’s prophecies at length. Most interpretations are already wrong – so first, I don’t waste time on what I know to be deformed. Second, salvation does not lie with interpreting every detail that every prophet – both authentic and false – have said. In fact, that is a satanic distraction. Third, if you looked at actual Old Testament prophesies and their New Testament fulfillment – how many of the most brilliant doctors and scholars with their penetrating and detailed analysis of what the prophecies meant came even close to what they actually meant once they were actually accomplished? None, zero, nada. I would think that would cause people to be a little less sure of how brilliantly acute they are in figuring out what all the prophecies out there mean, but human nature, it seems, does not change.

            Thanks be to God, I was given enough authentic prophecies about little things when I was young and cocky – only to be slapped around when their fulfillment did not come close to what I had imagined it meant. It relieved me of illusions of my infallible ability to interpret these things. And my angel told me overtly prophecy was not meant so we would know the mind of God – and only when absolutely necessary that we know details of the future. It was designed to get us to pay attention, so that when certain temporal realities occurred, to look for the deeper spiritual reality behind them. But we really just can’t help trying to convince ourselves that we have actually penetrated the Mind of God. We are doomed to constant disappointment – and WILL be held to account for wasting time trying to know His mind that we could have used simply and humbly doing His will.

            I will tell you some of what I have been told and try to offer hope and comfort to those who need it. But the purpose of this site is in the title: The Next Right Step. I am not even sure I know what the acolyte of the antichrist is – and I know I am not particularly interested. I wrote some of what I have been shown, but I am not curious about knowing anything more about it unless God insists. Why? Because my training was primarily designed to get me to see what matters – and to help show others what matters. If God insists, I trust He has his reasons. Otherwise, I do not see how running a never-ending autopsy on the details of various private revelations will help me one iota in doing what I am supposed to; but I can easily see how it could distract me from it. I sometimes wish that people could get just a little taste of what dealing with this stuff really is, because I guarantee you would not be nearly so enthusiastic about “knowing” more instead of doing more. But then I repent of that, because the two normal people I knew who did get a taste of it were deeply seared by it and begged for it to stop. One even considered suicide if it did not stop.

            So, other sites do, indeed, specialize in that sort of thing. Perhaps they see a value in it I don’t, so I am glad they are out there in case I have missed something and so that people who are fascinated by that sort of thing have a place to go. But as I have tried to say several times, this is not that place. We will not do a running autopsy of private revelations here. This is about the simple way, the next right step, being a sign of hope, illuminated with commentary on those things which help explain it. By all means, if a point I make is not clear on its own terms, ask away and I will explain or demur – but do not ask me how it relates to Fr. So-and-so’s interpretation of the reputed apparition in Backwardistan in 1942 or whatever. I don’t know – and I do not care to waste time seeking after knowledge I don’t need and might well misinterpret if I had it. Since my angel, Our Lord and Our Lady do pop in at odd times to me, I trust them to tell me what I need to know – or to direct me what to study, as they have sometimes done, in order to do my job. My job is simple. Proclaim hope through the next right step. That is about all you will get here.

            I value your many contributions here, Judy, and some have been sublimely beautiful. But sometimes I feel like I have put up a sign that this is a camping supply store and people keep coming in and asking for a bacon double cheeseburger with crinkly fries and a shake. I have got nothing against that, but this is a camping supply store. The sign is right at the top.

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          • Judy says:

            I was asking about the things you had said so I thought that these were fair and logical questions. However, I will simply ponder and not ask these questions going forward. May God show us all the next right steps.

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          • MM Bev says:

            I don’t know what I do, but sometimes my comments end up in an altogether different place than I thought they were going to go ! ! ! (However, one can blame just about anything on brain damage, thank goodness.) Bev

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  6. Suzanne Utts says:

    Someone sent me one of your posts awhile back. They are a great blessing! Thank you for being a faithful servant of YHVH!

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  7. SteveBC says:

    As I read this post, I found myself relaxing. Strange but true. Charlie says we are not to be great warriors but simply take the next right step that appears in front of us. I can do that! I’ve been doing that my entire life, if only by default sometimes. We all know how to do that.

    We are all alive right now, having lived through decades of preparation in the small and large lessons of our life to date, because we are meant to be here and meant to be who we are right here right now. We are all built and honed for this time! The Moment is upon us, and whatever and whoever we are will be enough, if we just settle down, have faith, and prepare with (as Mark Mallett says) “enough for God to multiply.”

    For some, preparation is purely spiritual in nature, for others it may include a modicum of physical preparations. No matter, it will be enough. Charlie is right. If we have faith that God has built us true and will take care of all the things we cannot, if we take the next right step in every moment from now on, and if we choose to hold to the hope that this wild ride we are on will indeed work out well for humanity and this beautiful Earth no matter how bleak or scary the ride appears to become, well, how can it not be anything but exhilarating and miraculous?

    It is to be a time of extremes, of grim bleakness and gape-mouthed awe. What a time to be alive!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Isn’t it amazing, Steve? God has chosen us to be alive for one of the greatest adventures in all history. Those who worry about big things will largely be consigned to the ash heap of history. Those who simply resolve to take the next right step will be heroes – and called blessed by our children, grandchildren and generations to come. What an amazing good God we have! He signs us up for one of the greatest adventures in history and makes it so simple that anyone can live it heroically.

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      • MM Bev says:

        Charlie, your credibility in large part rests on precisely what you have said about not trying to interpret the information God provides you with. Words mean vastly different things to each person, and we don’t usually realize it. For example, by “democracy”, I mean democracy under God’s Judeo/Christian Laws and Natural Law. My husband understood it to mean the majority rules, leaving abortion etc up for grabs. When the vote occurred in Egypt last year, democracy for them meant Sharia Law. Big surprise for us, and for quite a few Egyptians. Now imagine the utter mess interpreting other’s or your own prophecies could do to people’s minds.

        And always, always expect God to bring things about, answers to prayers, in a way that you will never, and I mean NOT EVER expect. Years of pondering, studying, reflecting, discussing ways and means for an answer, and when you get one, it will blow your mind out. It will for sure be a way that you never ever thought of. It’s just so wonderful to realize that we are so puny and He is UNFATHOMABLE, AND HE’S IN CHARGE. If you look at what other people think of as god, three steps into their ideas and you know. You really know….and move on, until you find GOD ! ! !

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        • charliej373 says:

          I often tell people that God is always startling, fresh and new. I don’t know that because I am so naturally wise, but because He has knocked me off my foolish presumptions so many times. You cannot imagine how grateful I am that I have had 50 years of training, rebukes, and finding that going eagerly barking after the first tree often causes you to find yourself barking up the wrong tree. Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart. Wait on the Lord.

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  8. Judy says:

    I do not know if any of you have met Eileen George, American mystic, of Meet The Father ministry out of Massachusetts. She is 85 now and is in the hospital. She is suffering from pneumonia. (Our course, much of her life has been one huge cup of suffering….has had lymphoma for at least 20 or more years, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc. As you know, most people die from lymphoma very quickly) PLEASE KEEP HER IN YOUR PRAYERS. She has been a shining light and a faithful servant of God. I feel certain that one day she will be considered one of the greatest saints of the Catholic church.

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  9. Judy says:

    Father Peter Mary Rookey has also been a very faithful servant of God. He has had a healing ministry for many years. He is now 95 and is becoming frail. PLEASE KEEP FATHER PETER MARY ROOKEY IN YOUR PRAYERS AS WELL. I have little doubt that he will also be considered a great saint one day. Though he is 95, he still does a telephone healing ministry in Chicago. His is called the International Compassion Ministry. It seems to me that Father Peter will fully serve God and his flock until his last breath. His prayers are very powerful for those in need, and if you have a serious problem, I encourage you to call!

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  10. Ann says:

    Hi Charlie,
    A few days ago we visited St. Catherine of Sienna Church which you speak of, with Mt. Meeker just behind it. Later we hiked in Wild Basin in the sub-alpine forest and I saw a gray fox. The air was fragrant with evergreens. We saw beautiful waterfalls, buzzing locusts, fireweed, asters, tall wild sunflowers and huge boulders.. And Mt. Meeker in the background.
    It was so lovely,
    I am so filled with wonder.
    I know there are immensely hard days ahead. But for the first time in my life I KNOW God loves me.
    Ann

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    • charliej373 says:

      Isn’t that an amazing place? The first time I ever saw it was in a vision – the vision involving the Shrine. When I described it to my spiritual director, his eyes got kind of wide and he said he often ran retreats at a spot that sounded a lot like what I was describing. For reasons I’d rather keep to myself, I refused to look at any pictures of it for about a decade. When I first looked at it online in 2008, I burst into tears. To see in this world what you were first shown in the next is staggering. Even more amazing, the screensaver on my computer was St. Catherine of Sienna Chapel, but without Mt. Meeker towering in the background. I had fallen in love with the “Stone Chapel” from an article I read. I had no idea until 2008 that it sat right in front of the very spot where the Shrine would be. Walking to it, when I first came in view of it for real in this world…well, it still gives me chills. I will write about the Shrine soon.

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  11. Audie says:

    Hello Charlie!

    Thank you for your guidance and encouragement. I have a question that you may have addressed before. Are we to spread your message and those of others about what’s happening and what’s to come, to prepare? I’m thinking of my family and friends, most of whom are in denial or are unbelievers, yet sense that “things aren’t right in the world.” They think I’m “overreacting” or just unbalanced. Is it our resposibility to warn them? I am not good with words and my past does not give me much credence. Do I just continue to pray? Thank you.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Prayer is the most efficacious way, Audie. Trust God and offer your trials up silently on behalf of your family and loved ones. Just share natural joys with them. You can’t scold someone into heaven.

      That said, I have been startled by how many people have emailed me to tell me how their spouse or child or other family member considered them a bit of a kook over religion, but then read this site and became enthusiasts all of a sudden. While I am startled, part of me understands. While I was walking on pilgrimage, I did not talk of visions and such – but I did tell people I met authoritatively that this was NOT the end – and that God had work for them if they would accept it: to take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around them. To calm troubled waters when everyone is in panic. I watched the light dawn joyfully in so many eyes.

      Those three simple steps: acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you are things that EVERYONE can get their mind around – and can do. Too often we lay such big burdens on people that it seems as bad as the growing chaos around us. Keep it simple; see the good that is already in them and you may be surprised at how many embrace joy with resolve.

      As for your past…it’s a bucket of ashes, gone. You may have work to do to establish new credibility with your family; maybe even a lot of work. But the formula for that is equally simple. One step at a time…work to make it the next right step. It will take people time to trust…but you build up trust as steadily and surely by doing that as you would build up savings by putting $50 a week into an account. Just remember – a year of doing that and you would have $2,600 in the bank – all of which can be easily wiped out in a one-night binge. It is the same for trust. Keep putting a little in the account of your relations – and no binges. And in God’s time, you will be deeply trusted.

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  12. Jennifer says:

    You know best, but perhaps Judy will feel humiliated??

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    • charliej373 says:

      No, I don’t always know best…and Judy has given so many insightful comments here I think it should be okay. She is pretty solid on most things – which is why I thought her comment would be an okay jumping off point to address this ongoing matter. There is a tendency among the faithful to do what I called “running autopsies” on private revelations. I just don’t think it is useful to try to piece all that commentary together like trying to put together a puzzle. I have tried to emphasize that gently several times. Specifically because Judy is solid and obviously valued here, I saw her request as an opportunity to reinforce a bit more forcefully what is and is not the focus here. I would not have responded that forcefully to someone new or who I did not already have respect for.

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  13. Jennifer says:

    To simply see and respond to the good in people….this is such a joyful and freeing directive. I feel as though a weight lifted even as I contemplated it…a freedom to live and move and have our being in Christ…to be more at ease with others and to shed legalistic burdens that obstruct our love and ministry. Profoundly simple. Thank you!

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  14. Becky-TN says:

    Charlie,

    If it’s OK to throw my 2 cents in…..It is so very, very hard to gauge emotion/what someone may try to be saying in a setting such as this, email, text, etc…. All the more reason we must really be cautious about how we may “take” things. How nice it would be if we all lived on the same block and could talk over the fence about all that is going on. One day, God willing, we shall in Heaven.

    Trust me, the Lord gave me a melancholic temperament. We are perfectionists, organizers, puzzle solvers to a horrible fault, have our feelings hurt VERY easily and have the HARDEST time trusting because we must control. I have been a reader of Sharon Fitzpatrick’s locutions for a very long time. God rest her soul. While I read many messages for many years, there is one message from the Blessed Mother that really sticks out. The Blessed Mother had obvious given a message that caused some confusion and thus a lot in the “unity” to try and figure things out. The next message, while loving, was very stern…basically, quit trying to figure out God’s plan and DO what He tells you…”frequent confession, frequent reception of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, be for each other”. I read that and, well, was hurt… like a mother discipling her child who wasn’t listening. But, it is the truth!!!

    Reading these things that Charlie writes and others like him sometimes send me into tears. I grasp the reality of it all and understand the whys, truly, I do. But then I look at my oldest at 21 and youngest at 5 months and the 6 in between and my heart aches for what they may have to endure. And that’s also what I must remember, “what may”. Meaning, I have absolutely no idea when God will call me or any of my other loved ones home to Him (could be tomorrow – boy, I hope not or before the Storm gets really, really bad) and I’d hate to know I worried myself and didn’t do the right next best thing that He wanted me to do cause I feared too much. That’s another tool of the devil. Fearing the “what ifs”. And boy that’s a whole other issue with me :).

    Remember, as Peli has so lovingly reminded me and you, too Charlie – present moment, right next step….today is the the tomorrow, that I worried about yesterday. Let us be for each other. Love one another, be honest and truthful.

    God Bless you all,

    Becky-TN

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    • charliej373 says:

      Glad to have you here, Becky, and thanks for your thoughts. I told someone in an email yesterday that I think it is harder to explain what is magnificently simple than what is impossibly complex – not because the explaining is actually harder, but because we so want to overcomplicate things and spend our time worrying about what does not avail. We learn as we go.

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  15. aj says:

    I’ve stated it here or on Peli’s (Pelianito) blog, not quite sure, but I’ve also run down so many different prophecies in the past and sometimes I fall into that trap again. It can even become obsessive! The truth is it (prophecy hunting and analysis) did me no good. I didn’t become holier, more prayerful or the likes…I just became more hungry for times, dates and signs. But thanks be to God, He’s always reeling me in. In my experience and in most prophecies, understanding comes after they are fulfilled. The problem is we focus on the wrong items of the prophecies, which are the dates and times. In true prophecies the focus is always about drawing deeper into the Love of God and sharing this with our fellow men.

    So even if Charlie ole chap is wrong about the dates and times (notice the “if” please), it doesn’t really matter because the message is about the next right loving step. Ain’t that so Charlie 🙂 ?

    If times and dates were so clear for us to know and understand…Noah would have had to build a ten story boat for everybody wouldn’t he? They all laughed at Moses because he took 100 years to build a boat and called for repentance for the same 100 years without a storm passing by…end result: message ignored and dates misunderstood and people perished.

    PS: Charlie has also posted some insightful comments so he should be OK too 🙂

    God bless, guide and Love us all!!!

    JESUS I Trust in You. Mummy MARY I take refuge in You. St. Joseph I seek protection from you.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hee hee, aj, before anything was public, my priests and I used to chuckle that I got pretty much everything right except the when, which I would usually be off by about a year (sometimes just a few weeks, sometimes a couple of years). But the reason for that is trickier than you might think, too. In the largest part, it is because for the angels, everything is always “soon” (Though since July of 2012 it is all “now” – though I get confused about heavenly references to time, I am pretty sure that, even there, “now” comes sooner than “soon”). So, for the most part, I have to interpret using a whole host of other things I am told and based on temporal signs of the times and a few other pieces. But, the primary purpose of much that is said is to draw us towards God – and as we come closer to Him, our faith and offering can mitigate some of the effects. Don’t get me wrong – we cannot avoid the Storm entirely. But it could have become fully engaged as early as mid-2005, in which case it would have raged for 12 years. But a remnant of the faithful was praying and growing more faithful, so the onset was delayed that more might be brought in. It should have been fully engaged in 2012, but the numbers of people returning to god was growing, and as they added their voices to the chorus, God has been extravagantly generous in giving more time to gather more in. As these things came, it gave me a much deeper understanding of what the Lord means when He says, in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that, “for the elect’s sake, those days (of tribulation) shall be shortened.” What was striking about the prophecy concerning rescue in 2017 is that it is the almost unique instance when I was not told “soon.” I was told “very late in 2017.” So I have given thanks to God for shortening “these days” leading up to the rescue. Though I must confess, with only a few years left to go and a whole LOT to be done in the remaining time, I have found myself thinking occasionally over the last year, “You might want to get on with it now, Lord, if You really intend me to do all You have shown me.” But, I trust in Him – trusting that not only will there be enough time, but that I will probably even have time for my afternoon naps. God is remarkably efficient.

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      • June1 says:

        “…trusting that not only will there be enough time, but that I will probably even have time for my afternoon naps…”

        HAHAHAHAHA! I love this! Having two young kids, I don’t know what having a nap is like anymore, so enjoy them for me, Charlie! 😀

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  16. aj says:

    and that should have been Noah and the 100 years boat story…can’t recall Moses building one 🙂

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hah, aj, you have a prophetic touch and don’t know it. All of us kids used to ask my late Mother how many of each type of animal Moses took on the Ark – and she would always say two…every time…even the 200th time she was asked. After the first few times she knew it – and knew when the question was asked, something was off but would still say two before she had thought it through – and then get red-faced and laugh that she had been had again. So you were just tapping into a little inside family joke!

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  17. Pam says:

    I’m sure all will be in awe of how much Our Lady can get done once she has her army in place! This is such a lovely place to visit Charlie. I love to be a part of this family and Mark Mallett’s and Peli’s 🙂

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  18. Nancy says:

    So glad it wasn’t 2012. My mom was in hospice at her house (hospital bed in living room) and we were caring for her. She died on 1/19/13. She always had a rosary in her hand. She would lose it in the covers and be restless until we found it. 🙂

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  19. anne says:

    i know somewhere in Marian Movement of Priests Our Lady says that for the sake of the little ones the days will be shortened. Your explanation of more people converting and joining the choir helps explain what Our Lady meant. So we have a huge Massed Choir! May it amass more!

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  20. aj says:

    This is so beautiful and apt for our discussions: “God plus one equals an Army.” – St. Teresa of Avila

    Hey guys, we’ve got more than one! And we have the Queen Mother! Victory is ours!

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  21. Sue says:

    Charlie, I have a question, or rather a fear, which has been nagging me, and I hope that you will be able to give me some much needed perspective. As I follow your blog as well as Peli’s and Mark Mallet’s, I am sometimes overwhelmed by the magnitude of what is going on, and particularly the part of all of this being “here and now”. So I am afraid to face this storm with the little faith that I have at times, the selfishness and self-seeking that often characterize my thoughts and behavior. Will we grow in holiness, or now that the storm has broken are we in a sense left to face it with the tools at hand? I’m thinking I’m rather empty-handed in and of myself, having squandered much of the time up to this point. The adage of “the best predictor of future behavior is past performance” comes to mind, and stays there. I just don’t want to mess this up. Will God still be present to us personally (as in prayer, with consolation, direction, etc.) even when the church is gone? I’m in a pretty big mess if God just checks out and says “see ya in three years, if you still have faith!” I guess this idea got in my head because so often Our Lady urges us to “hurry and be converted” as a time will come when it will be too late. And then I think “Am I converted enough?” And it seems to me the answer to that has to be “no, you are a long train wreck of unresolved issues”. Clearly, I cannot trust in myself, but I am ashamed to say, I also clearly lack the trust that God will supply what I am lacking. Would that be presumption, given that my “best” is nothing to write home about? For a while, I thought I was ready, and impatient for all of this to get started, since the only way out is through, and then I kinda slagged off this summer being preoccupied with a huge gardening plot (and the beer that helped get the work done), leaving little time for daily prayer that sustained me. So the temporal supplanted the eternal, and I think if I had the trust I ought to have, I would not be sitting here typing this! You don’t need to publish this, I don’t want to scandalize anyone, but I would appreciate your feedback on the matter. Thank you, I know you have a lot of work to do, without taking time to respond to something as elementary as this… 🙂

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    • charliej373 says:

      Sue, thank you so much for having the courage and the candor to write this.

      There is a man I know and have become close with. He is a recovering alcoholic, drug addict, and con man. He has become evangelized. He certainly struggles with certain temptations, but by just getting up and doing the little he could each day, he has become a formidable man – one who is trusted among colleagues in his work and with the customers and clients he works with. And while he doesn’t broadcast it, he is utterly candid about who he was, versus who he is. He has been able to do some real good work with other people who struggle with similar issues right now. It is a lot easier for people to hear hard things with someone who has lived the same trials – and so who is not scolding them so much as living solidarity with them. I am very proud of the man he has become and is becoming.

      Two things that he has dealt with…occasionally there would be a backsliding incident. For a time, he beat himself up out of all proportion to what the incident was. I told him that, as a great saint said, the most authentic mark of a Christian is not that he never falls, but that he keeps getting up again. Our flaws are ever before us. But we must not make the perfect the enemy of the good. Our lives are pilgrim journeys.

      Second, he has gone back and forth on his religious faith and doubt about the things I tell him. A few months back he was voicing that to me over the phone…that maybe all this is just a bunch of nonsense. By the time he voiced that, he had had over a year of really good things happening because he has been winning far more daily battles than he is losing for about a year and a half now. I asked him rather tartly, “Pretend for a moment that I am wrong in everything I have told you. What, exactly, would it change about how you live? Would you go back to being a con? Would you go back to boozing and drugging yourself? Would you quit trying to do your job well and quit compassionately helping those you meet who need it?” He was kind of startled and kind of shocked as he told me, no, he wouldn’t change anything. “So what difference does it make whether I am right or wrong?” I asked. “I don’t ask you to burn down your house or go to the top of a mountain and wait for the flying saucer to come get you…just to take the next, right step and be a sign of hope. Quit wasting effort worrying about whether I am right or wrong. If you continue to do those things, you will have lived a worthy and valuable life whatever happens.” He is content now. Still calls with issues, but knows what so worried him is irrelevant.

      I say this as prelude to my answer to you – and as part of it. God would never abandon us. The Church is not going to vanish, though it be tossed about by the Storm. There are faithful priests aplenty…I hear from an abundance every week…who are heroically girding themselves to be there for the faithful throughout the Storm. If you are in a place where you are deprived of the physical Sacraments for a time, know with certainty that Christ will be there fully for Spiritual Communion.

      When Our Lady says the time will come when it will be too late for conversion, I fully believe her – but think it mainly means something different than most people do. It is not that you would lack the opportunity, but that you so deaden your conscience in vanity and self-will that you would be incapable of seeing anything outside of that. You see it happening now. It is obvious that things have gone and are going terribly wrong throughout the world. That has caused many to convert, to find a way back to that which nurtures and gives life rather than holding on to vain, self-congratulatory delusions of grandeur. But there are others who, the more obviously dark things become, dig their heels in ever deeper, growing ever more malicious and determined to deny the obvious. A friend of mine calls them “bitter-enders,” for the failure of their ill-conceived utopian dreams only causes them to lash out, to punish, to hurt those who hold to truth and faith for they can’t bear to imagine that they are not smarter, and more enlightened, and more noble than the hoi polloi. Their retreat into bitterness ultimately blinds them to sin entirely…they get so self-absorbed in their vanity and their need to believe themselves a superior order of being that, like satan, they lose the capacity to see sin for what it is or call it by its proper name. Each of the rumblings and the thunders of the storm is a call to worship…and with each call that some deny, the closer they get to a place where their vanity will never let them leave. I recommend to you the last book of the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, “The Last Battle.” I direct your attention particularly to the dwarfs who stay bitterly in the darkness of the stable, when they were perfectly free to leave, to come out, but whose bitterness had destroyed their temperamental capacity to seek the light. The time is upon us when, if despite all that happens, you cannot see – you are very close to a point where you will no longer be able to see; not because God would not have you, but because your bitterness does not allow you to admit to error.

      So we get to what the way is…the next right step. It is a little way and a sure way. Along that way, you will surely mess up – sometimes by accident, sometimes of your own fault. When a toddler stumbles, will his parents toss him out? If the same toddler steals a bit of cake he has been told repeatedly not to, will his parents toss him out? Of course not! God knows we are weak and silly. But if you keep genuinely trying and constantly throwing yourself on His mercy, He will keep pulling you along. Let me assure you, you are not going to go from perfect screw-up to perfect saint in one fell blow. Rather, like the fellow I began this comment with, if you persist you will find that a moment will come when you start to win more battles with yourself than you lose. You will still lose a few battles, but you will grow in confidence and grace if you keep focusing on the little way of the next right step. I have never seen an infant that went from crawling to dancing like Fred Astaire in a day. I suspect God has seen few of his spiritual infants go from crawling to sainthood in a day, either. So don’t worry that you don’t dance like Fred Astaire – and probably still won’t a year from now. All God wants is that you work at taking the next right step and stay focused on him.

      I was talking with one of my priests tonight – wanting to reassure myself that he was still reading this steadily. I told him I know I will sometimes take the wrong step – and I count on him to help me recognize it and make the one after that a right one. My whole pilgrimage of 3,200 miles was done one step at a time – and a few times I got lost or turned around. Take the next right step as relentlessly as you can and don’t worry about whether you are converted enough. Keep at it and that is what conversion is – knowing with certainty that you WILL mess up. Repeatedly. But if you keep looking to God, He will get you back on track. And then you will mess up again. Keep at it…the next right step is the way – and to be a sign of hope to those around you is a great charity. It is written in I Peter 4:8, “Charity covers a multitude of sins.” Live charity by being a sign of hope. All will be well.

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    • SteveBC says:

      I’ve read a large number of comments at this site today, but yours stands out to me. You sound so human, struggling to get it right, believing that you were getting it wrong. My heart went out to you.

      I don’t think God rates us like gymnasts at the Olympics. [“God rates her a 3, ohhhh, that’s too bad, she’s out of contention for a Miraculous Medal now!”]

      I don’t know about the beer you drank this summer, but you might find that the next right step for you this summer was to garden, so that in the midst of what is to come you can feed not only yourself but your family and neighbors or bring others the beauty of flowers in the midst of dark times and ugliness. It might very well not have been a waste of time or a distraction at all! It seems whenever I see anything about a monastery, the nuns or monks are gardening. The temporal shouldn’t supplant the eternal, but it sure needs to be taken care of nonetheless.

      Perhaps you’re getting it right more often than you think. And Charlie’s right, when you fall down in the dirt like all the rest of us, just pick yourself back up and take the next right step. You can be sure it’s always there to be taken. Maybe it will get to be a happy habit. 🙂

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  22. CrewDog says:

    This morn I read Janet’s Pelianito 9 Aug blog:” Woe to those who oppress my people!” http://pelianito.stblogs.com/ ….. re-posted over at MOG. Just a few minutes later I was listening to the Glenn Beck radio show … I know, I KNOW! .. he is one of those awful Mormons .. Ya Know … so much more evil than your average 45 % of USA “Catholics” that vote for the Political Party of Abortion, Sexual Perversion and godless Socialism every two years … that same Party-n-Agendas that an inordinate % of our US Church Prelates seem all too comfortable with ;-( ….. Anyway!
    He brought up the subject of the top 15 USA cities that he felt were places that people of Faith should be clearing out of …. Why you say!? … ’cause they are cities with the least amount of Believers!
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/10/these-are-the-30-least-religious-cities-in-america/
    He next spoke of three Red-Lines that he felt we had crossed over that are most offensive to God.
    1) Our Christian Comrades are being exterminated in the Middle East and we (USA/Europe) are doing NOTHING of substance about it!
    2) The USA/Europe is choosing Iran over Israel!
    3) The Planned “Parenthood” Horror Show and that same (above) USA Political Party, Media and supporters that are, STILL, pledging allegiance to PP … and supporting all three of Glenn’s points!
    NOW!! Read Janet’s piece and tell me that you don’t see a connection ……. three more reasons for The Storm!!

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!

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  23. CrewDog says:

    The below is a good one for Halloween. A day I remember fondly as a kid going Trick or Treat-ing. Like everything else good-n-fun, seemingly these days, it has become perverted ;-(

    Heartlight Daily verse – 31 October

    1 Peter 5:8-9
    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
    Thoughts on today’s verse:
    Satan is real. He and his power are intended to harm. But rather than spending our time worrying about him, let’s resist him when we are tempted and focus on Jesus. He’s the one who won the big showdown at Calvary, triumphing over Satan. He took Satan’s greatest tool and disarmed it. Now we can resist and Satan will flee.
    Prayer:
    Thank you, Almighty God, for sending Jesus to break Satan’s stranglehold over us. Through the Savior’s death you have assured me that mine won’t be the end of our relationship, but the beginning of life with you. Today, however, I ask that you help me especially resist Satan’s power over my life in the following ways… Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
    Visit heartlight.org for more

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • Petra says:

      Yesterday I was listening to a Protestant preacher on a T.V. talk show, and he was discussing wars and brought up the Bay of Pigs, Cuba confrontation the U.S. had with the Soviet Union and the “almost” all out nuclear war that came from it. He said something in a most interesting way, a way that brought home the satan’s hatred for all mankind and ultimately, for God’s creation.

      He said WWII was bad enough, with millions killed, but had this nuclear war happened, most of us would not be here today. Satan hates us so much, he wanted to kill us off before we were even born, and try something so that we could never be born. Of course, I immediately recognize the same about abortion.

      I’ve heard it so many times how much the satan hates mankind, and each of us particularly, but actually understanding the virulent hatred that would destroy people so that their children could not be born, wow, that’s pretty deep hatred.

      One more thing. He said get rid of anything in your life that is not leading you to be a saint. The satan is a destroyer. That’s all he does. Any temptation, every temptation, no matter how small, no matter how appealing, is the first part of a plan to destroy you. Always. Wow! That sure brought home to me the evil of sin.

      God bless you on the All Saints Eve!

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  24. CrewDog says:

    The below is another “SIGN”, (possible “Spark in the Powder Keg”) that societal chaos is upon us. Oh!! Two years is plenty of time for the horrors that Charlie and a growing host of religious/secular folks are predicting! If it has not happened already, the Occupy Wall Street Anarchists, Black Lives Matter, Terrorist Front Groups and any number of Wack-O Left Fringe Organizations are already melding into a USA Domestic Wrecking Machine. Combine that with a PC, incompetent, dithering-n-feckless “leadership” in DC and every bankrupt Blue State you can name. Then throw in an Economy that is at Great Depression levels, unguarded Borders and a divided Nation … divided along any number of lines ….. and recall history where evil demagogues used ignorant and excitable “Students”, young people and those with real/imagined grievances to foment revolution, wars and nation destroying godlessness. You can go back before the French Revolution but a casual study of the 20th Century should suffice!
    ……….. and I’m just talking about the USA …….. Europe!? … it ain’t pretty there either!!

    “FERGUSON EFFECT: UC TO JOIN “MILLION STUDENT MARCH”
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/12/ferguson-effect-uc-to-join-million-student-march/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  25. CrewDog says:

    it’s no longer a matter of “IF” anymore Gang ……. GET PREPARED!!:

    “LIVE UPDATES: NATO Member Shoots Down ‘Russian Fighter Jet’ On Syria Border”
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/201…ots-down-russian-fighter-jet-on-syria-border/

    “How close could Britain be to a cyberterrorist attack?” …. and USA!??
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo…ld-Britain-be-to-a-cyberterrorist-attack.html

    “What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea”
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/…has-been-building-in-the-south-china-sea.html

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  26. CrewDog says:

    As “Death & Darkness Gathers All About Us” it might be good to reflect on today’s verse!:

    HeartLight Daily Verse – 3 December
    John 6:35
    Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”
    Thoughts on today’s verse:
    We crave food at regular intervals during the day. During this holiday season food occupies our thoughts and fills up our activities. But deep in our soul is a hunger, a soul hunger. It cannot be filled by food, drink, or chemicals. This hunger was the desire built into us by our Creator, placed there when he knit us together in our mother’s womb. This hunger can only be satiated by Jesus.
    Prayer:
    Please fill me, my Father, with Jesus. Give me today, my Daily Bread, that I may find life in all its fullness. Precious Lord, Jesus my brother and Savior, fill me and touch me with your presence so that I can serve you by blessing those around me with your grace. Amen. Visit heartlight.org for more

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  27. Listen. Acknowledge. Respond. I have learned these three words from God in prayer. This represents an attitude we should have towards God. The challenge is to know when He is speaking.

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  28. CrewDog says:

    It is no secret that NK is working “hand-n-hand” with Iran and other “Religion of Peace” entities … our USA/EU “Leadership” chooses to keep “Whistling Past” our graveyard ;-(

    “North Korea says it successfully conducts hydrogen bomb test”
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/05/asia/north-korea-seismic-event/index.html

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  29. CrewDog says:

    Anyone here doubt that The Storm is NOT deepening!? This Chicago “Protest” yesterday is just the beginning of a “Long Hot Summer” that extends into Novembers Election ……. and beyond ……. and both political parties will be targeted. After watching some raw video this morn that had not been edited-n-whitewashed by the PC Crowd, it became apparent to me that my fears that the anarchists …. Occupy Wall Street, BlackLivesMatter, La Raza & Islamic ….. have “merged” to become one USA Wrecking amalgam. It should reinforce the beliefs of those who believe in the “Signs and Seers” that claim 2017 may be a period of great “unpleasantness”. Oh!!! It will be a “Long Hot Summer” in the EU too …. thanks to The Arab Invasion, crappy economy and wimpy PC Socialist “Leadership” Over-There. …. Say! …. How’s that stockpile of Spam, bullets and beans going?? Make sure, if Ya can, to stock up some extra for those folks that think the Signs & Seers and Evening News is nothing but sensational hogwash! I can’t help but think of all those Brits, Frenchies, Poles, Danes, Norwegians, Belgians, Russians, Greeks & …… who during the Summer of 39 thought the “The Signs, Seers & News” was nothing but sensational hogwash …. and didn’t stock-up on Spam, bullets & beans …. those that lived long enough to reflect upon it … anyway!!

    GOD GUIDE AND SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • victura98 says:

      Crew Dog, I had a similar thought. In the past 24 hours, it became much easier to see how the 2016 election may not occur at all, or have no consequence if it did occur. It is not difficult to envision many more disruptions like this, which could prevent conventions, campaigning, and even the election itself.

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      • Beckita says:

        Indeed, Crew Dog and Victura. I would add, I can readily foresee the angry disruptions frothing beyond the political realm. From the Birmingham Video: “The Storm itself, the breakdown of all social, civil and cultural norms, will be a global civil war.” It seems, we are well on the way…

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    • Karen says:

      Crew Dog, not being very familiar with US commenters and media outlets, I am not too sure who are the trustworthy sources but I read a depressing article by Pat Buchanan yesterday about a meeting of elites recently on a mission to stop Trump. The article was titled The Sea Island Conspiracy. Of course ‘conspiracy’ is a very tired word now because there is just so much deception in the world and ‘trust’ is in very short supply. I would like to think that even people who find it difficult to acknowledge God can help lift the gloom simply by TNRS in their local daily networks.

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  30. MarieUrsula says:

    This venerable thread now seems to be a go-to place for the Storm watch.

    Here’s a report that’s generating some press today. I’m giving the link for The Oregonian’s coverage (Portland’s major newspaper) based on the AP report: http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/03/bomb-sniffing_dog_discovers_2.html

    We have known that situations will become scary, and it’s precisely for these times that we are being prepared to acknowledge (and trust!) God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope for those around us.

    God bless and keep us all.

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  31. CrewDog says:

    It’s one thing for the Democrat Party USA and EU Lite-n-de-Loafers Leftists to push the bogus Islam = Religion of Peace Mantra but “Catholic” Schools??!!
    Can anyone here give me a couple of instances, in the recent past, where Crazed Christian Ax-Men emerged upon the scene loping of heads whilst screaming “Jesus is Great” … Eh!!??

    “PRO-JIHAD HATEMONGER ADDRESSES CATHOLIC SCHOOL KIDS”
    http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/pro-jihad-hatemonger-addresses-catholic-school-kids/#4RSggmM3wsFRvOyS.99

    … the above just reinforces what, firebrand, Mike Voris is talking about below …. and why The Storm is unlikely to be mythical:

    “The Resistance is warming up”
    http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e719ceb125642d4ba546b7842&id=7a75faedeb&e=2a0b6c7ef6

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  32. CrewDog says:

    A buddy sent me this from a few years ago. Considering what we see going on around us and on the “News”, this video is worth watching:
    “The Natural Law as a Restraint Against Tyranny” – Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  33. janet333 says:

    “Christ the Friend Jesus knows what we need, and he offers it to us – he is always thinking about what we need. He told his apostles just enough on that first Holy Thursday so that their faith would endure the coming storm”

    Read more: http://www.spiritualdirection.com/2016/05/18/after-the-coming-storm-john-16-1-15#ixzz48zw8x9rdhttp://www.spiritualdirection.com/2016/05/18/after-the-coming-storm-john-16-1-15?utm_source=SpiritualDirection.com&utm_campaign=129a936509-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9dd96593f8-129a936509-59881081

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  34. MarieUrsula says:

    Alas, here’s more terrifying insanity from Oregon at a very popular museum. But note especially the heroism of ordinary people, including the victim:

    http://www.ktvz.com/news/DA-details-terrifying-Bend-museum-assault-before-OSP-trooper-s-fatal-shots/39852438

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  35. MarieUrsula says:

    On the political madness front, here’s a thoughtful column by Cal Thomas, an old warhorse columnist from the culture wars:

    https://stream.org/what-if-hillary-is-indicted/

    Now that the primaries are over, it’ll be interesting to see what the FBI does.

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  36. MarieUrsula says:

    As I understand it, The Storm is partly about revealing hearts ~ where people stand in relation to God’s unchanging laws. Heather Wilhelm is an excellent and humorous writer. She manages to be funny while unmasking callousness beyond words: “The Abortion Lobby’s Horrifying New ‘Comedy’ Act.”

    https://stream.org/abortion-lobbys-horrifying-new-comedy-act/

    Lord, have mercy on us.

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