I am very grateful for the quality of readers I have here who regularly comment. If you don’t read the comments, you really should. We have some extremely knowledgeable and erudite people here who help clarify a lot of things. It fills me with a certain confidence: what I don’t know, there are usually readers who are authoritative about, and it helps us all. I love that this has become a place where people can safely ask the questions that really touch their hearts, but that maybe they had feared to bring up for fear of being chided. We don’t tear at each other, neither do we ridicule genuine questions and concerns from the heart. I have also found in the last week that we have some very generous readers here. I had breakfast with Fr. Regis this morning and he told me to please pass on his gratitude to readers who were generous with their checks to the Julia Greeley Foundation. One fellow from out east even sent a $1,000 check. I know who it is, but don’t say here, for I would not want to violate any of my readers’ privacy. It is a source of great joy to me that this site has become the sort I had hoped it might be…where we inspire hope in each other and those around us. Thank you.
In the last week, I have been particularly gratified to get the sense we have crossed an important border here. I get far fewer people restlessly asking me via email or in comments about what is going to happen or when – and far more people speaking of what each of us can do to be that sign of hope to a world that is so in need of it. Over the weekend, I was feeling kind of like the professor from “My Fair Lady.” “By George, I think they’ve got it!” Many of you have set your jaws like flint and rather than worrying obsessively about what is going to happen to you, are actively thinking now about how you can help lift up those you love and those you encounter. There is much less arguing about ‘how many angels can dance on the head of a pin’ and far more real work being put into how to be a sign of hope, whatever happens. Sorry, but it gets me choked up, feeling like some good is coming from this. Reader Kris wrote, “I know that all my preparations may come to nothing. I may have to flee my house. I may have no electricity and I live in a cold place. I have stopped arguing with people, who I believe are like the pharisees and just want to set me up for a fall. I believe I am meant to be simpler, more quiet. I took up trying to learn the daily office of the Blessed Virgin. I am able to do the hours maybe once a day, LOL. I have tried to ponder a lot what it means to stand at my parapet and just wait, not knowing really what I am supposed to be looking for. I have stopped reading all the blogs and news sites and am spending more time playing silly games with my family. I am not taking too many things seriously right now just enjoying my time with friends and family and trying not to get too caught up in things.” I did cry when reading this. Enjoying your family, playing silly games with the kids…enjoying the ordinary, really savoring what God has wrought with joy. That is the heart of faith.
Some have asked me if I have decided to tone down information from visitations here. To an extent, I suppose. I have told you the fundamentals, which I will review shortly. But at the heart of modern prophecy is a call to action. The fullness of revelation was completed in Christ. there is nothing more to be revealed. Many people confuse prophecy with fortune-telling. Prophecy is fundamentally about what God intends, what He calls us to do. To clarify that, He may give some indication of future events – but that is ancillary, to help us DO what He calls us to and to help us see that the call is authentic. It is geared on how to spread the Good News of the Kingdom, to bring more people to the joy which is in Christ, and to help us live that call in ways specifically geared for our times and situation. So often I hear people abusing prophecy by asking “seers” what job they will have, or whether the woman they are dating is the right one for them, etc. Prophecy may, at times touch on these things, but it is never self-referential – it is a call to YOU on how to spread the Kingdom. When it is limited to fortune-telling and is entirely and narrowly self-referential, it is occult divination. It astonishes me that so many who rightly condemn New Age mysticism so eagerly practice this form of divination – while making it worse by crediting it to God, which is a form of blasphemy. There are others who restlessly want to know every detail of future events, as if they are reading a mystery novel. This is pure vanity…”I know something you don’t know” playground stuff. When it degenerates into embittered arguments over what detail is right and what is wrong, it throws a coat of malice and dissension on top of the vanity. That is not from God.
Authentic modern prophecy always entails a responsibility, calls for a response on your part. It is a call to greater love, to action on behalf of the other, not self-actualization. Once people understand that, it is easier to speak more freely about things, for they understand that prophecy is not gossiping with Christ, but a call on how to love more and to do it actively in these times.
Twenty years ago I began telling my priests about these times. When I began speaking, the economy was strong, the world was as peaceful as it had been in decades – people were talking about how to spend the “peace” dividend, since we would not have to spend so much on defense now that America was the lone superpower and history had reached its logical end. I told my priests that we were about to go into starkly terrible times, about the rise of large-scale institutionalized terror, the collapse of financial stability across the globe, ending in a great Storm, a global civil war – a civil war that was cultural rather than political…that this was not the end, but would seem like it, Rather, It was God renewing the world and reclaiming His people, for more souls have been lost to eternity in the last century than at any time in the history of the world – and we would not turn from our folly. I told them of what was ahead in much detail, often miscalculating by a year to three when certain things would happen. But I did make clear that the only time I had been specifically told in plain language was the season of the rescue, in very late 2017. Far more important than the details of all that was coming was what our response is to be, how we are to co-operate with God in bringing people back to Him, to assure them of His love for them. I have written about it extensively here – and by doing a search of the “Storm” in the search feature near the top right of the site, you can see all articles pertaining to it. I will readily concede that what I have written on this site barely qualifies as the tip of the iceberg – but what is fundamental, what to do whatever happens, I have covered very fully. That is all we need to know, and from that standpoint, you are well informed. Now, I am gratified to see so many behaving like it, discerning what is important from what is mere showy trivia.
Over the next weeks, I will speak more about things we all should be focusing on to prepare ourselves for all that is upon us. In some ways, it will be far worse than most imagine. I encourage you to study Our Lady of Kibejo and the sudden terror that erupted in Rwanda. It could happen everywhere. There will be battles, assaults. We will find ourselves in desperate situations, But in the early months of that, panic will be your greatest enemy. Acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around you. That will not just save others; it may save your life as it distracts you from the panic that wants to rise in you. You are going to have to make very difficult choices. Many will have to make the choice of whether to kill or be killed – or watch their loved ones be killed. Do not act out of vengeance or panic. Do not fail to act out of prissiness or a formulaic response to strife. We think we know so much. Smug moral vanity has replaced righteous judgment in many who think themselves deep religious thinkers. It has pleased God to cast all our smug assurances to the winds, to make us live what we say we believe – to adjust where we have been merely smug or to die in our errors.
People have adopted a very superficial definition of peace as hearts and minds have become more superficial and self-absorbed. Peace is no more the absence of conflict than love is the absence of malice. Peace is a positive, active state that nurtures people, encourages virtue and spreads joy. We have reached a state where the only way to get back to peace is through war. God allows this because our love has grown so cold for everything but ourselves and our vanity. As we pass through this dark valley, we will find humility again. It will be terrible, but in the midst of it we shall also find joy again. I am not just talking about the rescue. In the midst of the strife you will find joy and love and peace once more even as sorrows intensify beyond belief. I cannot well explain that right now, but it is true. I would urge you to contemplate the Messages of Fatima – but also to ponder those of Akita and Kibejo. The time has come when we need to be pondering these things, for you are going to have to look at everything with fresh – but faithful – eyes now. I will write more on specific things we all need to ponder in these final days of the old order, but remember, God is not letting you in on the secrets of a divine suspense story – He is calling you to action. Under Him, humbly, you are to take the next right step and be a sign of hope to all those around you. Once you understand that that is all any of us are competent for, you will be at the beginning of real wisdom.
Finally, reader Lyle Metsker left a comment the other day that warmed my heart. He has been following me since the first article concerning me appeared on Spirit Daily nearly 12 years ago. He did not make too much of what I said, did not impose details I never discussed. He has not assumed that this is all there is to be said – or the events that he has connected with it are all there is to it. Perhaps best of all, he quotes me accurately. I was so moved by his comment that I reprint it here:
“Charlie, I’ve followed your “Coming Storm” prophecy closely ever since it first appeared on Spirit Daily years ago. The part that has always stuck out for me is the following: “We will know the nature of the battle we are in when our technology fails — and fail it will. It is not that the laws of science are going to be revoked; rather, we are almost unaware of what a fragile hothouse plant our sophisticated technological systems are.
Satan has seduced many souls by filling them with an unwarranted confidence in themselves and the work of their hands.” It is this self-sufficiency, maintains Johnston, this idea that we are our own gods, that will be broken down — at times unpleasantly.
Johnston also had warned long before the recent crisis that the storm would break through North Korea. “North Korea is the dragon’s tail,” he says. China? “You got it,” he says. “China is a very bad actor.
You’ll know for certain that the storm has broken in its fullness when it comes through North Korea. For almost a decade now I have shuddered with an unknown and supernatural dread at the mere mention of North Korea.” Now we have the cyber attacks on Sony occurring and taking a real toll on their business activities. Today’s Drudge Report headlines highlight the following article: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/technology/internet/article4295826.ece “The Hollywood studio that made the James Bond and Spider-Man films has abandoned shoots after hackers crippled its computer network, and leaked four films and thousands of documents. Agencies filming for Sony Pictures have cancelled shoots because the problems have left it unable to process payments, a source told The Times. The attack by Guardians of Peace, a hacking collective suspected of having links with North Korea, has taken most of Sony Pictures’ computers offline.” You have also mentioned recently that this Christmas is the first of three that will include “deep and desperate strife.” Here is the quote: “Next year the world enters its passion, the time when the old order fully passes away. We have three Christmas seasons of deep and desperate strife ahead of us. And then, if the Son of Man finds a few who still have faith on earth, the Christmas after that, in 2017, will be a joyful celebration of resurrection – joy that what seemed the end was actually prelude to a new beginning. This references Thanksgiving of 2013. We have entered the passion and the world is making its Way of the Cross.” Today’s news also has the following headline: Sony Hackers Promise to Deliver Large “Christmas Gift” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-hackers-promise-deliver-large-757492 The attacks focus on a film to be released on Christmas Day that centers around an assassination attempt on North Korea’s leader. The headline reads: Did North Korea order Sony Pictures hack over Kim Jong-un assassination movie The Interview? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/north-korea-order-sony-pictures-4729115 To top it all off, two news tidbits crossed my path over the weekend. First, when CNN was reporting on the hack attacks, an expert being interviewed referred to China as a “bad actor” who is working with North Korea on the attacks. Secondly, I came across a report on the big storm that hit Southern California a day or two ago and it pictured the storm as a dragon attacking the state.”
I love it when someone gets me.