Mark Mallett’s Latest – Antichrist in Our Times

I strongly urge you to read Mark Mallett’s latest piece. It kicks off what I know will be an intense series of writings on subjects vital for these times. I think this so important, I reproduce the column in its entirety below. We have entered into very treacherous waters, indeed.

Antichrist in Our Times

THE Black Ship is sailing…

Those are the words I heard rising in my heart before this past Advent began. I sensed the Lord urging me to write about this—about Revelation 13—and have been further encouraged by my spiritual director in this regard. And why not, for the text itself says:

Whoever has ears ought to hear these words. (Rev 13:9)

But here is the question to you and I: do we have ears to hear these words? Are we able to enter into a discussion of the Antichrist and the signs of the times, which are part of our Catholic Faith, part of our mandate given by Christ to “watch and pray”? [1]cf. Mark 14:38 Or do we immediately roll our eyes and dismiss any discussion as paranoia and fear-mongering? Are we able to set aside our pre-conceived notions and prejudices and listen to the voice of the Church, to what the Popes and Church Fathers have said and are saying? For they speak with the mind of Christ who said to His first bishops, and hence to their successors:

Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. (Luke 10:16)

Before I delve into any discussion of the Black Ship, that rising false church, let’s first look at the nagging question of when the Antichrist is expected. It is an important question because Scripture tells us that his coming will be accompanied by tremendous deception. Arguably, this is already happening, especially in the Western world…

THE SON OF PERDITION

Sacred Tradition affirms that, near the end of time, a certain man whom St. Paul calls “the lawless one” is expected to rise as a false Christ in the world, setting himself as an object worship. His timing was revealed to Paul as before the “day of the Lord”:

Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition. (2 Thess 2:3)

The early Church Fathers have unanimously confirmed that the “son of perdition” is a human being, a single person. However, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made the important point:

As far as the antichrist is concerned, we have seen that in the New Testament he always assumes the lineaments of contemporary history. He cannot be restricted to any single individual. One and the same he wears many masks in each generation. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Dogmatic Theology, Eschatology 9, Johann Auer and Joseph Ratzinger, 1988, p. 199-200

That is a viewpoint consonant with Sacred Scripture:

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour… Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. (1 John 2:18, 22)

That is simply to say that there are many antichrists throughout human history. But Scripture points especially to one, chief among many, who accompanies a great rebellion or apostasy toward the end of time. The Church Fathers refer to him as the “son of perdition”, the “lawless one”, a “king”, an “apostate and robber” whose origin is likely from the Middle East, possibly of Jewish heritage.

But when will he arrive?

THE TIMING OF THE DECEIVER

There are essentially two camps on this, but as I will point out, they are not necessarily in opposition to one another.

The first camp, and the most prevalent one today, is that the Antichrist appears at the very end of time, immediately before the final return of Jesus in glory inaugurating the universal judgment and end of the world.

The other camp is the one that is most prevalent among the early Church Fathers and which, notably, follows the chronology of St. John the Apostle in Revelation. And that is that the coming of the lawless one is followed by an “era of peace”, what the Church Fathers called a “sabbath rest”, the “seventh day”, “the times of the kingdom” or “the day of the Lord.” [2]cf. Two More Days This would also be the most common viewpoint in modern prophetic revelations. I have taken the time to explain the theology of the Church Fathers in this regard in two writings: How the Era was Lost and Millenarianism: What it is, and is Not. Summarizing the collective thought of the Magisterium, Fr. Charles Arminjon wrote:

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

This chronology is clear in the Book of Revelation where St. John writes of:

I. The rise of a dragon against the People of God (the “woman”) [3]cf. Rev 12:1-6

II. The dragon gives his authority to the “beast”, who dominates the whole world for a brief time. Another beast, a “false prophet”, rises forcing all to worship the first beast and accept a uniform economy, which one participates in through the “mark of the beast”. [4]cf. Rev 13

III. Jesus manifests his power accompanied by a heavenly army, destroying Antichrist, casting the beast and the false prophet into hell. [5]cf. Rev 19:20; 2 Thess 2:8 This is clearly not the end of the world in St. John’s chronology, nor the Second Coming at the end of time. Fr. Charles explains:

St. Thomas and St. John Chrysostom explain the words quem Dominus Jesus destruet illustratione adventus sui (“whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the brightness of His coming”) in the sense that Christ will strike the Antichrist by dazzling him with a brightness that will be like an omen and sign of His Second Coming… The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885), p. 56-57; Sophia Institute Press

IV. Satan is chained in the “abyss” as the Church reigns in peace for an extended period, symbolized by the number a “thousand years”. [6]cf. Rev 20:12

V. Afterward, there is a final uprising after Satan is released, what St. John calls “Gog and Magog.” But fire falls from heaven and consumes them as they surround the camp of the saints. Of note in St. John’s chronology is the fact that “The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were.” [7]cf. Rev 20:10

VI. Human history ends as the Final Judgment commences. [8]cf. Rev 20:11-15

VII. God creates a New Heavens and New Earth as the Church is united for eternity to her Divine Spouse. [9]cf. Rev 21:1-3

In this regard, following Benedict XVI’s teaching, the beast and false prophet compromise the coming of an antichrist, and Gog and Magog the coming of perhaps what Augustine calls the “last Antichrist.” And we find this delineation also in the writings of the early Church Fathers.

But when The Antichrist shall have devastated all things in this world, he will reign for three years and six months, and sit in the temple at Jerusalem; and then the Lord will come from Heaven in the clouds… sending this man and those who follow him into the lake of fire; but bringing in for the righteous the times of the kingdom, that is, the rest, the hallowed seventh day… These are to take place in the times of the kingdom, that is, upon the seventh day… the true Sabbath of the righteous. —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4, The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing Co.

Tertullian outlines that the “times of the kingdom” are an intermediate stage before the end of the world:

We do confess that a kingdom is promised to us upon the earth, although before heaven, only in another state of existence; inasmuch as it will be after the resurrection for a thousand years in the divinely-built city of Jerusalem… —Tertullian (155–240 A.D.), Nicene Church Father; Adversus Marcion, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Henrickson Publishers, 1995, Vol. 3, pp. 342-343)

The author of the Letter of Barnabas, considered a voice among the Church Fathers, speaks of a time…

…when His Son will come and destroy the time of the lawless one and judge the godless, and change the sun and the moon and the stars—then He shall indeed rest on the seventh day… after giving rest to all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day, that is, the beginning of another world. Letter of Barnabas (70-79 A.D.), written by a second century Apostolic Father

But before the eighth day, St. Augustine writes:

We shall indeed be able to interpret the words, “The priest of God and of Christ shall reign with Him a thousand years; and when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison;” for thus they signify that the reign of the saints and the bondage of the devil shall cease simultaneously… so in the end they shall go out who do not belong to Christ, but to that last Antichrist… —St. Augustine, The Anti-Nicene Fathers, City of God, Book XX, Chap. 13, 19

THE ANTICHRIST…TODAY?

This is all to say that there is indeed the possibility that the “lawless one” could be revealed in our times, before an “era of peace.” We will know his nearness by some key factors:

A. There must be an apostasy.

worldliness is the root of evil and it can lead us to abandon our traditions and negotiate our loyalty to God who is always faithful. This… is called apostasy, which… is a form of “adultery” which takes place when we negotiate the essence of our being: loyalty to the Lord. —POPE FRANCIS from a homily, Vatican Radio, November 18th, 2013

The Popes have watched the Church in a steady decline of loyalty to the Lord now for over a century.

Who can fail to see that society is at the present time, more than in any past age, suffering from a terrible and deep-rooted malady which, developing every day and eating into its inmost being, is dragging it to destruction? You understand, Venerable Brethren, what this disease is—apostasy from God… When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the “Son of Perdition” of whom the Apostle speaks. —POPE ST. PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical On the Restoration of All Things in Christ, n. 3, 5; October 4th, 1903

Noting the outbreak of contempt toward Christianity throughout the world, Pope Pius XI wrote:

…the whole Christian people, sadly disheartened and disrupted, are continually in danger of falling away from the faith, or of suffering the most cruel death. These things in truth are so sad that you might say that such events foreshadow and portend the “beginning of sorrows,” that is to say of those that shall be brought by the man of sin, “who is lifted up above all that is called God or is worshipped” (2 Thess 2:4). —Miserentissimus Redemptor, Encyclical Letter on Reparation to the Sacred Heart, n. 15, May 8th, 1928; www.vatican.va

While I could refer to several more pontiffs who speak along this same line of growing infidelity, let me quote once more Paul VI:

There is a great uneasiness at this time in the world and in the Church, and that which is in question is the faith… I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging. —POPE PAUL VI, The Secret Paul VI, Jean Guitton, p. 152-153, Reference (7), p. ix.

Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church. —Address on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions, October 13, 1977

B. Before the beast arrives, there must be evidence of the “great sign” of the “woman clothed in the sun” and the “sign” of the dragon appearing (cf. Rev 12:1-4).

I have treated this subject in great detail in my book The Final Confrontation, and published the section dealing with this woman and the dragon here. [10]cf. The Woman and the Dragon The identity of the Woman is explained by Benedict XVI:

This Woman represents Mary, the Mother of the Redeemer, but she represents at the same time the whole Church, the People of God of all times, the Church that at all times, with great pain, again gives birth to Christ. —Castel Gondolfo, Italy, Aug. 23, 2006; Zenit

The identity of the dragon is also fairly straightforward. He is:

The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world. (Rev 12:9)

Jesus calls Satan a “liar” and a “murderer”. [11]cf. John 8:44 The dragon lures souls into his lies in order to destroy them.

Now, the dragon we are told deceives “the whole world.” It would be fair to say that a program of global deception was begun in the 16th century when two things happened: the Protestant Reformation and the Enlightenment. [12]see Mystery Babylon  In the ecclesiastically approved messages of Fr. Stefano Gobbi, an excellent explanation of this “sign” of the dragon appearing, the spirit of antichrist, is given:

…the Antichrist is manifested through a radical attack on faith in the word of God. Through the philosophers who begin to give exclusive value to science and then to reason, there is a gradual tendency to constitute human intelligence alone as the sole criterion of truth. There come to birth the great philosophical errors which continue through the centuries down to your days… with the Protestant Reformation, Tradition is rejected as a source of divine revelation, and only Sacred Scripture is accepted. But even this must be interpreted by means of reason, and the authentic Magisterium of the hierarchical Church, to which Christ has entrusted the guardianship of the deposit of faith, is obstinately rejected. —Our Lady allegedly to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Priests, n. 407, “The Number of the Beast: 666″, p. 612, 18th Edition; with Imprimatur

Of course, in this same time period, were and are significant apparitions of Our Lady, “the woman clothed in the sun,” countering these philosophical errors.

C. Possibility for a uniform global economy

Since the Antichrist imposes a single uniform economic system upon the whole world, the conditions for the emergence of a global economy would most certainly be a harbinger of some kind. It is arguable that this was not even possible until this past century. Benedict XVI pointed out the…

…explosion of worldwide interdependence, commonly known as globalization. Paul VI had partially foreseen it, but the ferocious pace at which it has evolved could not have been anticipated. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, n. 33

But globalization, in and of itself is not an evil. Rather, it is the underlying forces behind it that have raised papal alarms.

…without the guidance of charity in truth, this global force could cause unprecedented damage and create new divisions within the human family. —ibid. n. 33

Pope Francis was equally blunt in his recent address to the European Parliament.

The true strength of our democracies – understood as expressions of the political will of the people – must not be allowed to collapse under the pressure of multinational interests which are not universal, which weaken them and turn them into uniform systems of economic power at the service of unseen empires. —POPE FRANCIS, Address to European Parliament, Strasbourg, France, Nov. 25th, 2014, Zenit

“Unseen empires…” Indeed, the first beast that rises in Revelation 13, who forces the entire world into a single, uniform economic system, is a beast of empires, namely “ten”:

Then I saw a beast come out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads; on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads blasphemous names. (Rev 13:1)

And from these “horns” rises the Antichrist:

I was considering the ten horns it had, when suddenly another, a little horn, sprang out of their midst, and three of the previous horns were torn away to make room for it. This horn had eyes like human eyes, and a mouth that spoke arrogantly… The beast was given a mouth uttering proud boasts and blasphemies. (Daniel 7:8; Rev 13:5)

D. The “labour pains” of the Gospels and Rev Ch. 6

St. Paul, St. John, and Christ himself speak of great upheavals that precede and accompany the coming of Antichrist: war, economic collapse, wide-spread earthquakes, plagues, famine and persecution on what would appear to be a global scale. [13]cf. The Seven Seals of Revolution

Certainly those days would seem to have come upon us of which Christ Our Lord foretold: “You shall hear of wars and rumours of wars—for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matt 24:6-7). —POPE BENEDICT XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, Encyclical Letter, November 1, 1914; http://www.vatican.va

The general outbreak of lawlessness leads to a hardening of hearts when Jesus points out, as another sign of the “end times”, that “the love of man will grow cold.” [14]Matt 24:12; cf. 2 Tim 3:1-5 The Popes have understood this as not only as a loss of religious fervor but a general laxity toward evil itself.

But all these evils as it were culminate in the cowardice and the sloth of those who, after the manner of the sleeping and fleeing disciples, wavering in their faith, miserably forsake Christ… who following the example of the traitor Judas, either partake of the holy table rashly and sacrilegiously, or go over to the camp of the enemy. And thus, even against our will, the thought rises in the mind that now those days draw near of which Our Lord prophesied: “And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold” (Matt. 24:12). —POPE PIUS XI, Miserentissimus Redemptor, Encyclical on Reparation to the Sacred Heart, n. 17

…‘the sleepiness’ is ours, of those of us who do not want to see the full force of evil and do not want to enter into his Passion. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Apr 20, 2011, General Audience

PREPARING FOR CHRIST

As I have said before, as Christians we are preparing for Christ, not Antichrist. Nonetheless, even Our Lord warned us to “watch and pray” lest we too fall asleep. In fact, in Luke’s Gospel, the “Our Father” ends with the petition:

…and do not subject us to the final test. (Luke 11:4)

Brothers and sisters, while the timing of the appearance of the “lawless one” is unknown to us, I feel compelled to continue writing about some rapidly emerging signs that the times of Antichrist may be drawning nearer, and sooner than many think. Among them, the rise of aggressive Islamism, more and more obtrusive technologies, a rising false church, and the attack on human life and health.

These I will address in future writings. Let me conclude then with the words of Church Father Hippolytus who, echoing recent apparitions and messages of Our Lady, gives us the keys on how to be prepared for and overcome the deceptions of Antichrist:

Blessed shall they be who overcome the tyrant then. For they shall be set forth as more illustrious and loftier than the first witnesses; for the former witnesses overcame his minions only, but these overthrow and conquer the accuser himself, the son of perdition. With what eulogies and crowns, therefore, will they not be adorned by our King, Jesus Christ!… You see in what manner of fasting and prayer the saints will exercise themselves at that time. —St. Hippolytus, On the End of the World,n. 30, 33, newadvent.org

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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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166 Responses to Mark Mallett’s Latest – Antichrist in Our Times

  1. cptnemo2013 says:

    Reblogged this on Chastisement 2014.

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  2. Patrick says:

    Gobbi is not an ecclesiastically approved message. Imprimatur means there is nothing against faith or morals. The Church has not “ruled” on gobbi.

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  3. Gary says:

    Charlie, do your visitations dovetail with Mark’s message?

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    • charliej373 says:

      I would not say that, Gary, though I regard Mark as entirely authentic – and a friend whose counsel I count on and value. We see different things and occasionally from different perspectives, but I regard him as entirely authentic. I would describe it more in terms as part of the command staff of a large campaign: There are some you have such confidence and trust in that, even when you have a rare difference of opinion, you retain complete confidence in them. And there are others who you have little or no confidence in, even on the occasions where they agree with you. Mark and I generally see things similarly from different vantage points, but he is one of a very few in whom I have absolute confidence and trust.

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      • LJD says:

        So do you foresee the rise of such a figure within the immediate future? I mean that in relation to your statements about the next few years. Is THE antichrist out there pulling the strings behind the scenes and we may see him rise to that peak of power in such a short time to fall again by the rescue you have spoken of?
        I don’t speak sarcastically, so I hope it doesn’t come through that way. It’s just a lot to take in.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Again, LJD, I don’t ponder much beyond what I am tasked with. I think Mallett’s material is worth deep consideration. But my work is to exhort people to stay the course, trust in God and endure until the Rescue, whatever comes in between now and then. Mark, I think, has an authentic calling to discuss such things in much more detail than I am generally concerned with.

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  4. Very well written and interesting post by Mark Mallet.

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  5. laura says:

    I’m trying to reconcile this article/proposal of the anti-christ coming BEFORE the era of peace (which I assume is the “rescue”) and establishing an economic beast system in just 3 years time. How could all of this possibly happen in such a short time period??

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    • I have no problem with that as the system is already here and only needs someone to add a few touches. Look how fast this last year ISIS/ISIL and the election of a new Caliphate arose and the mass persecution and genocide of Christians. If the ‘1000 years’ represents the era of peace then it is clear that the antichrist or beast like a leopard must rise before it. Another evil leader or antichrist called Gog will arise after the Era of Peace. Many Protestants speak about Gog and Magog in connection with Russia and the time before the Millennium but it is clear from Revelation and Ezekiel that Gog and Magog arise after an era of peace. However is the promised era of peace at Fatima the same as the ‘thousand years’- these are all still open questions. Ezekiel 37 speaks of the time of a Davidic Prince (the Great Monarch of Catholic prophecy?) and the time of One flock under one shepherd (the Great French or Frankish Pope?) which is followed by the time of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 & 39.

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      • Brother Gilbert……can Ezekiel 37 be speaking of Jesus ? And Can’t Gog and Magog also mean our times and communism? I have wondered this. I would live to hear your thoughts on this Brother Gilbert and also yours too Charlie.

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        • charliej373 says:

          I think it is worthwhile to offer some of these things to allow for some thought and contemplation on such matters for readers here. But it is not something I spend much time on.

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        • grace says:

          I believe Gog =terror Magog = War

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        • Dear Charlanne, I don’t think anyone should be overly dogmatic or strident on any one understanding on questions that are open to discussion. While Desmond Birch’s book has much valuable information his rather rigid and narrow insistence on his interpretation spoils the book besides it being very repetitious and belabouring his point. Of course the Jewish mystical tradition teaches that there are 70 faces to Torah (and all Scripture) and that there are four main levels of reading the text which is confirmed in the Catholic tradition. On the allegorical and mystical levels there can be many ways to perceive the text. On one level of reading the text it can allude to Jesus as the Heavenly Davidic Prince and Messiah and also read on another level an actual Davidically anointed earthly king who is an earthly representative of the Messiah Jesus. In the same way Jesus can be seen as the one shepherd and also the Pope can be seen as the one shepherd. Also a Biblical prophecy can have partial fulfilment throughout the centuries when the situation is similar to that described in the Scriptures. Many holy people and some of them now saints believed the Hitler and Stalin were antichrist in their day. were they wrong? I don’t think so Hitler and Stalin were antichrists in their day but just not the final one yet.(the same for Nero, Napoleon etc). If Gog is an antichrist then it is clear from the Bible that he comes after the Beast like a Leopard (who is often referred to as the antichrist) if one accepts that their is a chronological sequence. Of course there are many ways to interpret the texts and I think Revelation is primarily about the battle of the Eucharistic Lamb against the Beasts or antichrists of Satan that attack the Eucharist and the priesthood and church that brings us the real presence of Jesus. The storm and hurricane or the apostasy and chastisement or whatever one calls this is firstly about this battle for the real presence and all other understandings and issues are secondary to this.

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      • Mick says:

        Great explanation, Br. Gilbert Joseph. Thanks!

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    • E. Allison says:

      Laura, I’m right there with you. IMO, it can’t. The period of peace, as promised us by Our Lady of Fatima follows the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. That has nothing to do with the time of antichrist. It follows the minor chastisement, which is the storm that Charlie talks about. The tribulation, or major chastisement of antichrist is not the same thing.

      I strongly recommend getting and reading “Trial, Tribulation and Triumph: Before, During and After Antichrist” by Desmond A. Birch; published in 1996 by Queenship publishing. This encyclopedic work chronicles the Church Fathers and Doctors of the Church, along with Church approved sources of prophecy. Mr Birch’s conclusions are very different than Mark’s. I don’t have time to get into much else on this tonight….. maybe tomorrow.

      God Bless.

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      • Pat says:

        Great book. I agree. You can go to EWTN audio library. It covers this topic well.

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      • E. Allison says:

        I debated with myself whether I would even post a follow up here. I lost.
        I do not in any way want to disparage Mark Mallet. I have enjoyed his writings for some time. I just cannot agree that antichrist is just around the corner.

        There is much that still need to happen before the reign of antichrist. There are many Popes, saints, and approved mystics of the Church who have spoken on this topic. I realize that Mark is writing a blog entry, not a novel, but why build on a base that is unapproved? Fr Gobbi is not approved. Fr Charles Arminjon is not a canonized saint, nor a Church approved mystic. I own and have read Fr Arminjon’s book. This book was influential in the life of St Therese of Lisieux. But I believe it to be a mistake to use it heavily as a base to build your arguments on. I am sure that Fr Gobbi and Fr Arminjon were good and holy men. But without approval, they are just nice men with an opinion. I also cringe anytime I hear/read from a modern theologian, that something…… ANYTHING, is clear from the book of Revelations.

        Yes… I know. 1Thess 5:20-21 says to not despise prophecy, and to keep what is good. I could not agree more. So, what are we to do then? We are to test and scrutinize statements against what the Church has already approved…. THEN keep what is good. That is the only way that I know of to keep from swerving off the path. This is why I have repeatedly brought up Desmond Birch’s book (Trial, Tribulation and Triumph). This book is a compilation of Church approved sources on this topic. It is well documented and footnoted as to its sources. I know that the Church has not made dogmatic statements on these things. But when we have consistency in the writings of the Church Fathers, Doctors, Popes and Saints, that’s good enough for me.

        Without going back and re-reading the over 600 pages of Mr Birch’s encyclopedic work, here’s a few things that I remember which are yet to come before the reign of antichrist:
        – Civil war to break out almost simultaneously in France and Italy
        – Russia to march on Western Europe (Russia’s flag will even fly over the Vatican for a short time)
        – The 3 days of Darkness
        – The resurgence of the Church and a time of peace (lasts a generation or more)
        – The re-establishment of the Holy Roman Empire
        – The rise of the Great Monarch (who I believe was active in battles during the minor chastisement)

        I see how much of this is associated with the Storm that Charlie talks about. But all this must occur before the antichrist reigns. If you want specific examples, I can go back and cherry pick a few from the book.

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        • Kris says:

          Hi E. allison, I just wanted to say from another perspective that I did not get the flavor from Mark that the Antichrist is imminent. I read clearly that the ideologies of our time can be seen as an antichrist, maybe as a type of antichrist if it takes the form of a world ruler who pushes a world-wide anti-christian ideology. That is quite possible. As Brother Gilbert explained the pieces are all in place for a world wide economy to happen overnight if the right persons, events kick it off. What is most important here is to have, as Mark stated, a catholic conversation about the topic. Does anyone have all the interpretations perfectly down? I doubt it. I do like what Brother Gilbert states about the book you recommend.

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        • Dear E, I also believe all those things you have written about must happen but I don’t see why they can’t happen in the next few years. The problem with Birch is his narrow understanding of antichrist as meaning only a final one at the end of the world. In fact if you read Daniel it speaks of 4 kinds of beasts or antichrist. One like an eagle or lion, one like a bear, one like a leopard and the fourth a ravening beast with iron teeth. It is this fourth one that is the worst and final one at the end of the world after the millennium or great era of peace. We also notice that some prophecies focus on Europe and others on the Middle East. This could be events in two different eras or events in two different parts of the world happening at the same time. When may seers and visionaries speak about an antichrist today they are not speaking of the final one Gog but of the third one the Beast like a leopard mention in Revelation to live before the Era of Peace (Millennium). You and Birch may turn out to be right as it is one possible scenario but to me he writes like a Choleric who only sees one way and it is his way or the highway rather than being open to other possibilities as well. The Church in its wisdom allows us to hold many different views on prophecy so I think we should not try to rashly condemn the message of visionaries or mystics who don’t fit with our interpretation of events. Each mystic sees a part and describes it the best they can.

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          • E. Allison says:

            Br Gilbert, thank you for your response. I would like to discuss a couple of things you brought up, if I may.

            First, the only thing that I have listed that cannot possibly happen in the next 3 years is the period of peace, which is to last a generation or more (based on prophecy). And ‘THE’ antichrist is not revealed until after the period of peace. Therefore, ‘THE’ antichrist cannot appear in the next few years. I think it is sufficient for us to focus our attention on the task at hand. The storm (minor chastisement), and bringing as many souls successfully through it and into the period of peace, as possible. Talking about antichrist in out time is a distraction because too many people will always think you mean ‘THE’ antichrist.

            In support of the chronology: minor chastisement, age of peace, then apostasy and THE antichrist; I quote St Vincent Ferrer:
            “Armies from the West, East, and North will fight together in Italy, and the Eagle shall capture the false king, and all things shall be made obedient to him, and there shall be a new reformation in the world.” *NOTE* St Vincent Ferrer speaks of the great Monarch as ‘the Eagle’. Also:
            “In the days of peace that are to come after the desolation of revolutions and wars, before the end of the world, Christians will become so lax in their religion that they will refuse the sacrament of Confirmation, saying that “it is an unnecessary sacrament”; and when the false prophet, the precursor of antichrist comes, all who are not confirmed will apostasize, while those who are confirmed will stand fast in their faith, and only a few will renounce Christ.” *NOTE* Again we see a type here, for just as Jesus had a ‘voice calling out in the dessert’ in John the Baptist, it appears antichrist will also have a precursor.

            Secondly, I don’t know if Birch has a narrow view of antichrist or not. His book was written solely about ‘THE antichrist’ who wlll reign in terror for 3 1/2 years and make war on all believers. Birch may very well believe that there have been (and will be) types of antichrist, just as down through salvation history there have been types of Christ. I think it would be very difficult for anyone to deny it, and I certainly do not. There have been many types of antichrist, from Nero to Hitler and Stalin.

            Daniel is one of my favorite OT books. Regarding the 4 beasts of Daniel 7. As with many OT scriptures, there is both an OT fulfillment and a NT fulfillment. As you state, the NT fulfillment will be multiple antichrists, the last of which will have 10 horns (metaphorically). These 10 horns represent the 10 kingdoms which the final Holy Roman Empire will be broken into at the end of the period of peace, and the ten kings that will rule them. The little horn that displaces three of the ten, is the antichrist; the son of perdition. Three of the ten kings oppose the antichrist and are subdued.

            Lastly, I’ll say again that I am in no way disparaging Mark Mallett, or prophecy. My main point is simply that ‘THE antichrist’ cannot possibly arrive on the scene in the next few years. Perhaps Mark didn’t actually mean that, and I should go back and reread his piece. Even so, this is probably a worthwhile exercise (as long as I’m not run out of town). 🙂

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          • charliej373 says:

            Stick around, E. If I can let loose with the occasional rant, my more insightful commenters ought to be given latitude for a few.

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          • I can be a bit of a ranter myself and don’t mind others ranting as long as it isn’t perpetual ranting and they pause to listen to others.

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          • It is important to talk about the different antichrists as many visionaries and seers today have messages that speak of an anti-christ. If we take the narrow definition of antichrist as only the final one after the era of Peace then people will dismiss valid messages of today on the base of that. This is what Birch’s book seeks to do to dismiss many of these prophecies because they mention antichrist today rather than in the distant future.

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          • Patrick says:

            Listen to birch on EWTN audio library, he does not come across as stubborn as you suggest. I will say it is repetitive. Being honest, I think mark is just re- treading what has already been said many times before. I did not see any new ideas there other than an a stated feeling on his heart. He is out there on a limb going with his gut, in that sense I admire what he is doing.

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          • I never said Birch was stubborn- I don’t know him only his book which leads one to think that the writer is choleric (that is not a bad thing but a kind of temperament that can manifest in positive and negative ways). In fact I am have a strong choleric element in my temperament but I am more strongly sanguine than choleric. The four temperaments are a part of Catholic spirituality used by St John of the Cross and others coming from Aristotle and the Greeks.

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          • E. Allison says:

            Thanks Charlie. It’s nice to know my dance card isn’t full yet.

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          • E. Allison says:

            I’m sorry Charlie. I have to say this.

            Br Gilbert, with all due respect….. I cannot understand this.
            You say you don’t know Birch, but you are more than willing to judge his motivations for his book. “Birch’s book seeks to do to dismiss many of these prophecies because they mention antichrist today rather than in the distant future.”

            For crying out loud…. the book IS ABOUT THE FINAL ANTICHRIST. I have read it multiple times. It has nothing to do with types of antichrist. That does not mean that he is narrow minded, or “seeks to do to dismiss many of these prophecies because they mention antichrist today rather than in the distant future.” It means that he chose to write about THE antichrist. He chose to only use Church approved sources so that his book would be more credible. Can you seriously judge the heart and mind of an author from his book? Give it a rest.

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        • Patrick says:

          I agree with you Allison. Birch also was EWTN ‘s theologian I believe like 97%. The Temple has to be rebuilt also. Think we have a chastisement to endure, but not the anti- Christ. Well said Allison.

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          • CrewDog says:

            I posted this on MOG an hour or so ago … in might apply here!? ;-)??
            I find all the above interesting and somewhat amusing … & it reminds me of one of my old Osan AB, Korea boss’ favorite sayings:
            “Opinions are like A-Holes. Everybody has one and it stinks” 😉
            1) I don’t think God carries a pocket watch?
            2) Jesus told us that only the Father knows “The Day & Hour”.
            3) The Bible and Marian Apparitions have told us that our prayers and Christian service can change “The Timeline”.
            4) When the SHTF and Evil is at your door tomorrow or 2069….. are YOU gonna have your “$%&* Together”? ……… Eh!!???
            GOD SAVE US …… EVERYONE!

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          • Pat says:

            Br. Gilbert , how else am I to define, “rigid and narrow insistence on his interpretation”, but stubborn. All this debate is a good in and of itself. I do find it amusing how some defend Mark. There is only one way to take his article in light of this particular blog. If the followers here believe that the chastisement is upon us, and that a lengthy period of peace will follow surpassing our life times, then Mark’s repost infers that the Anti-Christ is here.

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          • I probably didn’t express myself well. The point I want to make is that I have no idea about the man himself as I don’t know him, I am sure he may be a good and holy one. My evaluation was based on how the book was written and what it said. I obviously didn’t make that very clear.

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        • Alana says:

          E. Allison: Just a very brief comment regarding your perception that Mark is talking about the possible rise of Antichrist, and entering his 3.5 year reign. You mentioned that you don’t think this could possibly all happen (everything leading up to Antichrist, including the false prophet, etc.) in a 3.5 year period. Mark is speaking about the beginning of the 7 year tribulation coming soon, beginning with the events of the first 3.5 years of the great tribulation, leading to up to the time of Antichrist during the last 3.5 years of the great tribulation. I know this because I have read some of Mark’s other writings and blogs. So, to reiterate. Mark believes we are soon approaching the beginning of the 7 years of the great tribulation. The events of the first 3.5 years of the great tribulation, prior to the last 3.5 years of the great tribulation (which is the actual rule of Antichrist) are all spoken about in Revelation. I can’t remember exactly what Mark cites in Revelation to prove that the 1000 year era of peace is in the middle, but I know it is there. I confirmed it, and have re-read it several times in revelation. He also cites many of the church fathers, who support his viewpoint, or rather, from whom he has obtained and comprised this point of view. There are 2 books I would highly recommend that will clarify much for you, and I have personally read them myself. The first is Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi’s The Triumph of God’s Kingdom in the Millennium and End Times: A Proper Belief from the Truth in Scripture and Church Teachings. It is phenomenal at leaving no doubt that the order is: 7 year great tribulation (first 3.5 years of tribulation,leading up to the last 3.5 years of tribulation), False prophet and Antichrist chained for 1000 years, the era of peace for a symbolic 1000 years of peace and Sabbath rest (during which Christ will reign in the Eucharist, and everyone living in God’s Divine will), then the devil is released, for a short time, for one last time, and he has one last assault on humanity, with Gog and Magog, the final great chastisement takes place, the devil is permanently sent to to hell for eternity, and then comes the final judgement and the new heavens and new earth. The thing I love about this book is the fact that it is not all doom and gloom, but it fills you with great hope. I will recall what is in this book in this very difficult times, which are looming near, on the horizon, and I will remember the promises Jesus gave through scripture and mystics and saints of the church. The first 2/3 of the book is quite repetitious, as Iannuzzi gives much credibility to the promise of the era of peace. He talks about it from only the church fathers and doctors, as well as Sacred Scripture. The last portions of the book then discuss the order of things, according to Sacred Scripture and church fathers and doctors. It is an awesome book, and it received great reviews. I can’t recommend it enough. I really sense this will take away any confusion for you, regarding what is to come, and a timeline of when. I know that it really helped me. Another book, that is also written by Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi is Antichrist and the End Times. It is also a great book, and well worth purchasing. I have both, and am reading both for a second time. Do some research on his credentials. He is a great theologian, and knows the church’s teachings like few do. Fr. Iannuzzi is the priest who translated Luisa Picaretta’s volumes on Living in the Divine Will, which has an enormous part in the Era of Peace. There is a video on youtube about where he talks about Living in the Divine Will. It is excellent. I watched it a couple of times, because there is A LOT to digest in this video. You can’t miss anything. I will post the link here:

          I hope this helps, and I hope that you get the 2 books I recommended. I hope that I helped, in some manner. Take care and God bless. 🙂

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        • Desmond A. Birch says:

          Dear Allison, Thank you for your kind words. TTT has been used as a major or ancillary text in a number of seminaries over the years to teach 2 subjects, 1) eschatology, 2) Tradition. As is clearly stated in the Introduction to this book – the various private revelations from various Canonized Saints, Blessed, Venerable and other holy souls, they are there ONLY to demonstrate that they are in total synch with the traditional eschatological teachings of the Church. And those traditional teaching are laid out systematically in TTT. For the most part, only what are sometimes referred to as ‘prophecy chasers’ knock TTT. That has been my steady experience over the years. 🙂 Those who understand that private revelations about alleged end time events – are to be judged in the light of the the traditional eschatological teachings of the Church — and not the other way around. 😉 Those who think it ‘rambles’ [again in my experience] are those who know little of the theological teachings of the Church in this regard – and have no interest in learning any either. Just for the record, Charlie and I are fellow parishioners. He can assure one and all that I have no problem with private revelation – just so long as it is in tune with the Traditional teachings of the Church – and the alleged recipients are obedient to ecclesial authority.

          All my love in Christ

          Desmond A. Birch

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    • CrewDog says:

      Lots of Horror can happen in three years! Genghis Khan, The Black Death, The French Revolution, US Civil War, WWI, Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, China’s “Glorious” Revolution, Pol Pot/Cambodia and any three year bloc since Roe v Wade/Abortion “Ruling” and …… ;-(
      GOD FORGIVE & SAVE US!!!

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      • charliej373 says:

        Time is actually a more elastic thing than people realize. We are about to find out how elastic a concept it is.

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        • Jim M. says:

          “Time” in indeed elastic. The changes in the last 50 years, particularly in the world’s displacement of God, greatly exceed those of the first 5000. If you had polled people in 1960 asking them if they thought abortion would be ruled a “right” by our own Supreme Court, or whether homosexual marriage would be likewise approved, you might have been escorted to the nearest asylum.

          The Jews waited 400 years for release from bondage, praying for God’s intercession. The Jews also expected the arrival of a prophet who would be the voice crying in the desert, who would precede the Messiah. I doubt they ever expected that the time beteeen the two would be 3 months apart, versus years, decades or hundreds of years.

          Birch’s book is incredibly resesrched and highly academic. He has assembled the puzzle with meticulous human logic. But Birch is not and has never, as far as I know, claimed to have divine insight, or locutions, messages from heaven or prophetic insights. We have been admonished that our ways are not God’s ways; our thoughts not God’s thoughts. Who is to say that those pieces of the puzzle create the same result God has in mind.

          All we need do is look around us. Use the eyes and ears of your heart. Your spirit.

          There is a sense of foreboding. The world grows darker, and the darkness increases at a pace that becomes faster and faster. And will become dizzying and incomprehensible at its peak. Our times are anything other than normal. And our time can’t constrain what is coming.

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      • Pat says:

        Br. Gilbert no problem. I believe you.

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    • David (DS) says:

      I think overall it is very important for all of us to try not to assume or over-think anything. We have to be humble enough to realize that though we are intelligent, we are no match for the mind of God. I used to struggle with a prophecy not coming true to a “T” and would feel very let-down and disappointed if it didn’t. However, I realized that it is quite arrogant of me to expect things done the way that I want them to be done. Regardless, of whether or not any of this comes to pass really does not matter. What matters, in my humble opinion, is to keep the eyes on the prize, heaven. Easier said then done of course. No doubt that much of this causes many of us, myself included, anxiety, but that feeling does not come from God. Be at peace, God truly is our Father, and seriously who/what is stronger than He?

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      • David (DS) says:

        Furthermore, if I may expand a bit on the comment I recently posted. I would like to make clear that I am not AT ALL trying to speak down on anyone that has questions, fears, or assumptions. I learned the hardest way to trust Him and not my own reasoning, thanks to the Mercy of God.
        For many years I prayed that God allow His will to be done in my life no matter what….even if he has to take me kicking and screaming, do it anyway please. In addition, I asked for signs to show me whether or not I was on the right track. To keep a very long story very short;
        I was waiting and listening for God to answer me and show me the way on MY terms. Within 1 and 1/2 years I lost my family (separated from my wife), wrecked my truck that I so coveted, I lost my job, was in a bull-riding accident that put me in the hospital, almost lost my ears to severe frostbite, and was in the hospital again for emergency surgery on my appendix. All in a year and a half, and every one of them due to my own bad decisions. Yet the whole time I was waiting for God to show me whether or not I was on the right track. Surprisingly, it took all of that in order to get through my thick head that I do not know what I am doing. God was showing me very clearly all along that I was making wrong decisions. He allowed a huge amount of bad things to happen to me because He loves me that much. It has been the most humbling of times, but better I lose all of my pride and earthly possessions than lose heaven.
        God is good, and we should not expect things to be answered on our terms, for we really do not know what is best.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Love this comment for several reasons, David. First, you very accurately described God’s somewhat less-than-gentle training once we choose to really surrender to Him. If you are going to give yourself over to His service, He does not have much use for reeds shaken by the wind – and after He toughens you up, you will be both gentle and incredibly tough. Second, happy to hear you were a bull-rider. My youngest brother was a traveling bull rider during his time. My favorite photo of him is a successful ride he made with a full cast on his left arm – the casted arm raised for balance in the midst of the ride. About the time he hit 30, he opted for easier, more peaceful work – and became a cop, now a state trooper in the aviation unit.

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          • David (DS) says:

            It is funny that you mention both gentle and tough as a result of His training. Prior to all of the above ‘accidents,’ I counted myself tough as nails and my pride was a mile high. Now, I am slow to anger, reserved, and much much tougher. It is not the kind of tough that most people think of (i.e. bullriding), but I would describe it more like a rock…solid and steady in the midst of emotional/spiritual chaos.
            As for your brother, that is awesome to hear. Bull-riders really are a different breed of people. I’m 29 now and never made much of a career out of it as I had intended. On my second ride ever, I drew a monstrous bull that did his job well. I lasted all of 3 seconds before he was on top of me. There was quite a bit of damage, and the pain was indescribable. I’ll have you know though that I got up and walked out of that arena on my own against medics recommendations, like I said, I thought I was tough as nails and my pride was a mile high. Ha, the lessons we learn.

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          • charliej373 says:

            I laughed, David, as I learned something new while watching him a few times – what vain showmen animals can be. Some of the roughest, toughest bulls…when the eight seconds were up or the rider was thrown, immediately became docile and would strut with preening pride around the ring to take their bows and accept the adulation of the crowd. They KNEW it was a show and what their part was. When I realized how common a phenomenon it was, it truly cracked me up.

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        • Pat says:

          Hang in there bro, made many bad decisions myself. You are right in recognizing the Mercy of God.

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          • jaykay says:

            Hah! Likewise, it happened to me in 1999 and it took me seven more stubborn foolish years before I finally realised. Wish I could get over the whole pride thing, though. It’s a daily struggle. Love your comment, Dave, which in a way has made me come around to how, despite my self-image, I really am more of reed that needs a good work-out through the grinding mills of God to learn the real toughness of true humility. Ok, mixed metaphor there, but I was thinking of how the rough ore needs to be ground down thoroughly and all the useless surrounding rock shaken and knocked away to come out at the end as valuable metal. (Anyone here work in mining?😉)

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  6. The Jewish tradition also talks about two periods of a false Mashiach or antichrist and “end of times”. One is in the time of Gog and Magog and the other is in the time of the Armillus (meaning deceiving light) who opposes the Mashiach (Messiah). In this period the Jewish writings speak about a Prince Dan or Prince of Dan who it is unclear in the Jewish texts whether he is the friend or enemy of the Mashiach but who many Church fathers associate with the antichrist. All fascinating stuff to know as long as we focus on our daily duty first. An interesting book on these Jewish traditions is written by a Jewish writer Raphael Patai on the Messianic texts.

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    • Brother Gilbert: you just confirmed something quite important that has occupied my mind for a few weeks. Thank you. I will look up that book.

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    • Very interesting. I learned something again. Thank you.m

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    • Observer says:

      Well, Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi, using the early Church Fathers, approved mystics, scripture speaks to an anti-Christ “before the Era of Peace” and one “after the Era of Peace”. I believe that he also speaks to a type of Gog and Magog also prior to the Era of Peace and the one at the final end….”Antichrist and the End Times” is his book.

      Anyway, here is an older writing of Mark’s where he speaks to the era to come with sources re: it being the era of living in the Divine Will as we pray for with the Our Father and with the Eucharist being the “source and summit” for sustaining the peace among nations. The very nature of light will be something totally new.

      Creation Reborn

      http://www.markmallett.com/blog/creation-reborn/

      It is fitting, therefore, that creation itself, being restored to its primeval condition, should without restraint be under the dominion of the righteous… And it is right that when creation is restored, all the animals should obey and be in subjection to man, and revert to the food originally given by God… that is, the productions of the earth… —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, passim Bk. 32, Ch. 1; 33, 4, The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing Co.

      ………a temporal spiritual kingdom in the world or extraordinary changes upon the planet, according to Scripture and Tradition:

      On the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall, the light of the moon will be like that of the sun and the light of the sun will be seven times greater (like the light of seven days). (Is 30:25)

      The sun will become seven times brighter than it is now. —Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius, The Divine Institutes

      Was The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima a foreshadowing of some kind of change in the earth’s orbit or rotation, or some other cosmic event that would be both a chastisement and a means of purifying creation? What is certain is that man himself is a factor in this temporal renewal…

      He stood and shook the earth; he looked and made the nations tremble. Ancient mountains were shattered, the age-old hills bowed low, age-old orbits collapsed. (Habb 3:11)

      Unfortunately due to all those facts there will only be a small remnant left after the tremendous time of purification with the resulting changes coming from both man and God against nature. But all is good within the Father’s will for all….one way or another!

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  7. Joseph Jalsevac says:

    I think I see what you mean Charlie, when you wrote about 2013 being the last ‘normal’ Christmas, and called us to task about our complacency, waiting for a disaster to happen in our own living room before we are ready to start taking things seriously. To use an analogy: I suffer from a chronic illness, and some days when I am feeling relatively fine I forget about the over-all gravity of my situation, and begin to take my relative good health for granted. Then all of a sudden something minor will happen and I find myself precipitated into a health crisis. The problem is that I have so little breathing room between coping and a crisis. To use another analogy, Its like a man walking along the edge of a steep hill. After a while he becomes complacent about the danger of his situation until he makes a false step and suddenly finds himself slipping down the hill. The modern way of life is such a bizarre anomaly in the history of mankind, but we are so easily desensitized to it, and so little aware of how the towering complex edifice has been built by the forces of disordered passions. Yet I think we really are aware, if only at the level of the subconscious. Art is prophetic, because even when it is evil it draws on the subconscious and causes us to admit obliquely what we would never admit directly. The flood of post-apocalyptic movies and literature, especially those so much enjoyed by the young adult crowd, is our society’s confession of profound unease and anxiety. What I appreciate about you and Mark is your ability to face the possible worst, and yet retain a genuine sense of joy, peace, and confidence in the goodness of God, and to convey that to us, who are in such need of it. That, as I am sure you know, is your primary mission.

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  8. Well…..we know from your writings on Menses that there is one out there that has all the bulwarks of the Antichrist. Now wether this menses you spoke about ………is the devil himself…..we don’t know that. But either way….there is a bad guy out there that made the hairs on your neck stand up. Am I right on saying that Charlie?
    So you and Mark are basically on the same page. There just arent any specifics yet….like …..how much power will this menses wield and just how far will he go.
    I don’t want to know. I will just pray that he gets squished real fast.

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  9. Another gem from Mark, no doubt he has a profound calling.

    I have watched Benjamin Creme for decades as he has prepared the way, like a New Age John the Baptist, for the emergence of the “Maitreya”, who has every intention of being the anti-christ (Google Share-International if you can stomach it, but pray-up first). He is so ready with his deceptions, towing countless followers along, I wish someone could show me how he will NOT be “the one”.

    But Mark asks if we are ready to consider this in our lifetime? I’ve been watching for a long time; I could only wish it wasn’t so. Lord, have mercy.

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    • David (DS) says:

      In a way I say let it be in our lifetime, let it be now. Why not? God has placed us on this earth for THIS time. We have all been chosen. I would rather us bear the brunt of this evil in order to insure a period of peace for my children and my children’s children. Look, I would be horrified like everyone else and scared beyond comprehension, but I am sick and tired of this sinful society. I would certainly give Paul a run for his money in the sin department, and as such, if I can play a role in leading to the demise of evil and this disgusting creature satan, then GREAT! God’s Will be done!

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      • Tom says:

        David, a big Amen! from me, brother

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        • Andy H. says:

          Me too!! I have felt that way for a long time now bu then I also feel that could be a bit selfish to wish for. What I mean by this, is that as long as this has not occurred yet, then there is still time for our prayers and our love to give to our neighbors in hopes of their conversion. We know from St. Faustina, that the doors of Mercy will one day shut but as they are still open, then we can still help others.

          For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

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  10. Andrea says:

    I see so many ways in which the entire world could be in chaos tomorrow. A “perfect storm” could produce a number events and although it is good to think about it so as to be motivated to pray, sacrifice, and make changes in ourselves, the order of events sometimes seems to unclear to contemplate. But love hearing from people who know there is something drastically wrong with us all and we need so much help from above.

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  11. radiclaudio says:

    Wow. Much to reflect, pray, and ponder on. May God give us all supernatural faith, strength, and peace in these days.

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  12. These are profound mysteries that we can only hypothesize about but Mr Mallet’s piece is very interesting and brings up many useful details. I have reasons to believe that we may be living already the times of the Antichrist but I am almost sure that no one can produce a true chronology. Our Lord comes like a thief in the night and we know the days will be cut short. We do have plenty of things to pray for, one of them is not to be tempted to rely on dates and chronologies too much. We will see it all clear as we see now all the prophecies leading to the arrival of Jesus in the first century. Like Jesus was in the world for three decades unknown to most of mankind, the Antichrist may be now amongst us and be manifested suddenly. I tend to think his dominion will be veiled because otherwise we could calculate those 42 months, which seem to coincide with the 1260 days of the preaching of penance by the two witnesses of Revelation 11.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I agree, Carlos. I think it best not to rely much on much of any chronology. It is kind of like being in dangerous rapids in a canoe. If you think you know where you will go, you are most likely to anticipate incorrectly and capsize. Better to be very alert and aware and react to what comes. It is the main reason I do not spend much time contemplating such things. I fear they are more likely to convince you you know more than you do, and then cause you to capsize when things do not go as you expected. Best to be alert and trust God to give you the wisdom and strength to react as you should when you need.

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      • I could not agree more. And yet this is a fascinating aspect of prophecy.

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      • Barbara Dore says:

        Charlie, Will we see the antichrist in our lifetime or next generation?

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      • Barbara Dore says:

        Charlie, Our Lady of Medjugorje had mentioned about the signs of the times. it is happening now because there is no love.

        Medjugorje Message, October 2, 2014 [O] – Apparitions to Mirjana

        “Dear children, with motherly love I implore you, love one another. May there be in your hearts, as my Son desired from the very beginning, love for the Heavenly Father and for your neighbour in the first place — above everything of this world.

        My dear children, do you not recognise the signs of the times?

        Do you not recognise that all of this that is around you,

        all that is happening, is because there is no love?

        Comprehend that salvation is in true values. Accept the might of the Heavenly Father, love him and honour him. Walk in the footsteps of my Son. You, my children, my dear apostles, you are always gathering around me anew, because you are thirsty. You thirst for peace, love and happiness. Drink out of my hands. My hands are offering to you my Son who is the spring of clear water. He will bring your faith back to life and purify your hearts, because my Son loves pure hearts and pure hearts love my Son. Only pure hearts are humble and have firm faith. I ask for such hearts of you, my children. My Son told me that I am the mother of the entire world. I ask of those of you who accept me as such to help me, with your life, prayer and sacrifice, for all of my children to accept me as a mother—so that I may lead them to the spring of the clear water. Thank you.

        My dear children, as your shepherds offer you the Body of my Son with their blessed hands, always in your hearts give thanks to my Son for the Sacrifice and for the shepherds that he always gives you anew. ”

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      • I think alot of our reactions are based on our temperaments. If you are purely sanguine prophecies of doom don’t get you down and you just find the whole thing interesting and fascinating until you find a new topic that is new and thrilling. The purely melancholic can take it too much to heart and be worried about it all in a negative way. The purely phlegmatic will just shrug it off and the purely choleric will want to take charge and control the events and everyone else too. Most of us are not purely any one temperament so our reactions will be adapted to that.

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  13. You need not convey perfection in the words that you choose or mannerisms that you use for your unusual ministry, only humble simplicity & honesty through thoughtfulness, faith, & reason. There is far too much differentiation of grammatical usage & linguistic nuance among the very many dialects of English & even more so among the many translations to the other languages to even properly attempt. Look to Holy Scripture, the most perfect book written, compiled, & translated through the centuries so imperfectly yet still is inspired. Much the same can be said of the heavenly manifestations that God sends our way which are road signs & rest stops along the Boulevard of Faith to helps us in our journey to the eternal destination. I say again let your private revelation be a solace for all, Imagine the poor angelic beings who must contend with our inferior human languages (which are to them nothing more them as senseless as animal vocalisations are to us) to explain things of eternity.

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  14. Mary says:

    I have a question, one time you said stick to things in your purview, and a warning to those who didn’t. I am confused about speaking out or things like demonstrating or even calling out injustice if these are just signs of the times and something is not in my immediate purview. There is a girl, being forced to undergo chemo against her parent’s and her wishes, I see this as further erosion of parental rights. And it’s happening over and over (Justina Pelletier). This is not in my immediate purview if I understood you correctly but if I stay silent and do or say nothing…. Could you explain what you meant by that a little better?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Mary, it is always within your purview to live solidarity with those who are genuinely oppressed – provided you don’t neglect your duties to those souls God has given into your care, such as spouse, children or others near you. That is being a sign of hope. I wrote letters on the Justina Pelletier case. Living solidarity with those under assault is one of the basics.

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  15. Dano says:

    I thought the “black ship sailing” inspiration Mark had said so much with so few words…
    Black – evil, yet hiding in the shadows, preparing a surprise assault
    Ship – not “black army”, but “black ship”…a picked crew assigned for a raid to maximize fear and panic.
    Sailing – making speed with no sound toward its target…trying to attack swiftly with no warning until its too late

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    • charliej373 says:

      You and I had much the same reaction to it, Dano.

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    • Kati says:

      A ship!?! I wonder if it sails against the Barque of Peter?

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      • Andy H. says:

        There will not just be one ship, but a whole armada per the dream of St. John Bosco:

        Imagine yourself to be with me on the seashore, or better, on an isolated rock and not to see any patch of land other than that under your feet. On the whole of that vast sheet of water you see an innumerable fleet of ships in battle array. The prows of the ships are formed into sharp, spear-like points so that wherever they are thrust they pierce and completely destroy. These ships are armed with cannons, with lots of rifles, with incendiary materials, with other firearms of all kinds, and also with books, and advance against a ship very much bigger and higher than themselves and try to dash against it with the prows or burn it or in some way to do it every possible harm.”
        “As escorts to that majestic fully equipped ship, there are many smaller ships, which receive commands by signal from it and carry out movements to defend themselves from the opposing fleet. In the midst of the immense expanse of sea, two mighty columns of great height arise a little distance the one from the other.

        On the top of one column, there is the statue of the Immaculate Virgin, from whose feet hangs a large placard with this inscription: Auxilium Christianorum – “Help of Christians”;

        On the other columnm, which is much higher and bigger, stands a Host of great size proportionate to the column and beneath is another placard with the words: Salus Credentium – Salvation of the Faithful (Believers).

        “The supreme commander of the big ship is the Sovereign Pontiff. He, seeing the fury of the enemies and the evils among which his faithful find themselves, determines to summon around himself the captains of the smaller ships to hold a council and decide what is to be done.

        All the captains come aboard and gather around the Pope. They hold a meeting, but meantime the wind and the waves gather in storm, so they are sent back to control their own ships. There comes a short lull; for a second time the Pope gathers the captains around him, while the flag-ship goes on its course. But the frightful storm returns. The Pope stands at the helm and all his energies are directed to steering the ship towards those two columns from whose summits hang many anchors and strong hooks linked to chains.

        “All the enemy ships move to attack it, and they try in every way to stop it and to sink it: some with books and writings or inflammable materials, of which they are full; others with firearms, with rifles and with rams. The battle rages ever more relentlessly. The enemy prows thrust violently, but their efforts and impact prove useless. They make attempts in vain and waste all their labor and ammunition; the big ship goes safely and smoothly on its way. Sometimes it happens that, struck by formidable blows, it gets large, deep gaps in its sides; but no sooner is the harm done that a gentle breeze blows from the two columns and the cracks close up and the gaps are stopped immediately.

        Meanwhile, the guns of the assailants are blown up, the rifles and other arms and prows are broken; many ships are shattered and sink into the sea. Then, the frenzied enemies strive to fight hand to hand, with fists, with blows, with blasphemy and with curses.

        “Suddenly the Pope falls gravely wounded. Immediately, those who are with him run to help him and they lift him up. A second time the Pope is struck, he falls again and dies. A shout of victory and joy rings out amongst the enemies; from their ships an unspeakable mockery arises.

        But hardly is the Pontiff dead than another takes his place. The pilots, having met together, have elected the Pope so promptly that the news of the death of the Pope coincides with the news of the election of the successor. The adversaries begin to lose courage.

        “The new Pope, putting the enemy to rout and overcoming every obstacle, guides the ship right up to the two columns and comes to rest between them; he makes it fast with a light chain that hangs from the bow to an anchor of the column on which stands the Host; and with another light chain which hangs from the stern, he fastens it at the opposite end to another anchor hanging from the column on which stands the Immaculate Virgin.

        At this point, a great convulsion takes place. All the ships that until then had fought against the Pope’s ship are scattered; they flee away, collide and break to pieces one against another. Some sink and try to sink others. Several small ships that had fought gallantly for the Pope race to be the first to bind themselves to those two columns. Many other ships, having retreated through fear of the battle, cautiously watch from far away; the wrecks of the broken ships having been scattered in the whirlpools of the sea, they in their turn sail in good earnest to those two columns, and having reached them, they make themselves fast to the hooks hanging down from them and their they remain safe, together with the principal ship, on which is the Pope. Over the sea their reigns a great calm.”

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      • Mick says:

        Kati, that’s exactly what I was thinking! Specifically, I picture this black ship going head-to-head with the ship from St. John Bosco’s prophetic dream in which the pope secures the barque to the two pillars.

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  16. David (DC) says:

    Total abandonment to His Divine Will can be difficult. If Jesus tells us to pack up now and flee to the mountains. We humans want to say “Did He mean like right now? Or do we have time to pack some things and call our children to tell them what we are doing? Can we stop at Walmart and pick things up we may need?” More and more we need to listen to the whispers He sends us. I just ignored one the other day and was almost involved in a head on collision. “But are you sure God? I mean, if I have time I need to fix some things” . I guess for me, I need to be more alert and trust God as you say, Charlie. Blessings to all….(I added a few letters to the name atop of this – there are several David’s commenting now, so as to differentiate them-CJ)

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hee hee, David, you have nicely capture my attitude when instructed to go on my pilgrimage…”Uh, I know You know everything, God, but You DO remember I am mildly crippled, right? Oh, you do…okay, just checking. Um, I was kind of hoping for maybe a desk and a cot…are there maybe some options available here? No…okay…so just walk…for over a year…so I’m guessing there are more instructions to follow. No? Just walk? Okay then.”

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  17. Lin says:

    To understand how the “economic beast” could be established in just 3 years…just think of how dramatically our country has changed since 9/11. This one, swift, catastrophic event has been the foundation for countless negative changes for our country. It has left our nation weakened, even 13-14 years later. Additionally, we have had other blows, such as the world economic crisis precipitated in 2008, from which we have not recovered.
    It reminds me of the game Jenga, where the tower composed of blocks becomes increasingly unstable as each player attempts to remove a block without making the entire thing come crashing down. At this point, the world has so many “pieces” of the “tower” missing that it can come crashing down with relatively little effort.
    How good He is to provide a refuge for His people!

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  18. ellenchris says:

    For the past month, I have been concentrating on recuperating from surgery and trying to keep up with the needs and demands of the Christmas season. In the midst of this, my husband has had the flu, and I caught it from him. No real problems at all, (we are both very much on the mend) but I have not been posting any replies here. I have been catching up on reading all the commentary.

    Small parable: toward the end of The Lord of the Rings, Pippin says something to Gandalf which can be loosely rendered: “How ever bad the battle will be, sitting here waiting for it to start is much worse.” The anticipation of, “Well then, just *how* bad *can* it be?!” can drive people into varying degrees of frenzy. “What can I DO about it — give me something to *do* while I’m waiting for the worst?” is just a natural human reaction.

    That is what I seem to be hearing in most of the posts here. Very few, if any, are asking for some kind of esoteric knowledge or inside scoop. They just want to have some assurance that they will, in fact, be ready. Each soldier on the edge of battle asks himself, “Will I be able to do my duty — do I have what it takes? Will I fail?” Pippin’s plea is universal among soldiers: “Let’s just get ON with it!!”

    Of course! we can only receive this assurance, and the power and grace of that assurance, from God. The intimacy and strength of our surrender to Him, and our cultivation of listening to Him are the only necessary factors. That is why you are wise, Charlie, to keep pointing people back to their own relationship with God. **If we substitute an oracle, however anointed, for our own relationship with God, we lose our ability to listen to His voice and the words and graces He is trying to give us. So your 3 point advice is right on the money.

    However. Throwing out tiny bits of information here and there is like giving someone one potato chip and then hiding the bag of chips. I have been pondering and praying about your comments on the roles of China and Russia for over a month now. The Chinese people are very rapidly becoming Christians in the underground Church. I have long prayed for Russia, and pray for that nation more than ever. But should I be encouraging our alliances with Russia or avoiding or even opposing them? I have no political clout, and don’t really want any, so the question is somewhat moot — But I need to know where to stand.

    You and Mark both speak of the power of Deception in this time. Yes — that is very clear. But in that environment of Deceit, each of us desperately wants to be rooted and confirmed in Truth. So, just take a little pity on us, Charlie. We are soldiers on the edge of the battlefield, and we are looking toward the MI unit for the Intel that will allow us to survive. You do walk a fine line, and generally you do it very well. It is good that you are careful not to block people’s reliance on God by substituting your own voice for His.

    But sometimes too few clues are as bad as too many. People take those little bits and pieces and can’t help but try to make a picture out of them. Since they are not sufficient to make a picture, the results will inevitably be distorted. Human nature needs to see the picture, and the mind will make one up in the absence of better information. Thank you for your efforts.

    with love, prayers and blessings of Epiphany — The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never overcome it.

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    • charliej373 says:

      NO CHIPS FOR YOU, ELLEN! 🙂 Hee hee, the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld cracked me up…now I get a turn at being the Prophecy Nazi. Seriously, welcome back, Ellen. Glad to have your wise, insightful comments again. Actually, everything you say is correct. Over the last few days I have gotten much of great value from many who have commented, in criticism as well as plaudits. It makes me feel more secure that my friends here care enough and feel comfortable enough to offer real and honest criticism. I am walking largely untrodden ground here, and so, learn as I go along. I have not been calibrated perfectly…and I probably won’t be going forward. But because of many readers here, I will be calibrated better than I have been. And this is how we build each other up. I will be writing a little about that today.

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    • Kati says:

      ellenchris,

      HA! I was thinking I had had a rough holiday season…until I read your posting. May God bless you greatly dear sister in Christ! There is a LOT of reading to catch up on…and then copying and pasting and printing certain things so my sick husband can also catch up. I too have thought about the underground Christians in China and pray for them. Too much is happening and it’s all going so fast….watching the events in France and praying for Israel. ….and so much more.

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      • ellenchris says:

        Thanks, Kati. A recent article said that there are now more Christians in China than actual Communist Party members. The article puts the number at around 100 million, but I have spoken with missionaries who put that number at over 300 million. Christians are still very much persecuted in China, so they keep their heads down and try to fly under the radar so it is very hard to be precise. At the rate they are going, half of the people in China could be Christian in a very few years. Wow. Prayers for a peaceful recovery from all the Christmas goings-on, and for your husband’s health.

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        • charliej373 says:

          It is important to remember that Soviet-style Communism was brought down largely by all the Christians that had been driven underground by the brutal oppression of the system – and at the opportune moment, rose to slay the beast enslaving them. Wherever there are large groups of people, there is a remnant. I have no doubt that the brutal Chinese Communist system will ultimately be brought down both by our resistance from without and by the faithful remnant of Chinese Christians from within, many of whom are now underground.

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    • Swamp Yankee says:

      You nailed it Ellenchris ! I’ve thought it myself and Tom Petty sang it…” the waiting is the hardest part.” There is nothing worse for a fighter than the time he spends standing in his corner, waiting for the bell to ring. Lets get to it already.

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    • Ellenchris, you articulated beautifully something my sister and I were talking about yesterday so I copied your comment and emailed it to her. She thought I had written it because I also had surgery in the beginning of December and then my husband and I and two of our children got the flu. Then I got a horrible postop affection and couldn’t help but think that God was giving me looooots of opportunities to sacrifice for him. I have a hard time making sacrifices on my own (like fasting, making myself a little physically uncomfortable, etc), so I told Him along time ago that He has my permission to send me trials that necessitate sacrifice on my part. Anyway, I understand what you been going through and I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend. And thanks for your beautiful insight!

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  19. Barbara Dore says:

    the photo of a black tall ship is very powerful and it said many words. It looks so creepy but amazing at the same time….

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  20. Murt says:

    Much food for thought in this latest piece of Mr Mallet. I have been reading his work for quite some time. He does sometimes confuse me with his interspersion of Scripture as I have to go off and look up what he will quote. I suppose in some way it is a good thing I have to wander off into his links as I try to learn from his quotes. That is the great gift of this place here where we may all splutter away at the musings of life. Thankfully you Charlie, Mark Mallet and some of those I read on here, tend to believe, and maybe even try to learn from to try to guide all our paths. You do I hope have that edge I referred to recently. We could only hope.

    Chronology though I do believe plays a large part of where we are now and is a great part of our mistake. We are always given gifts as we have progressed along this vale of tears. The Creator has a plan. He gave us all kinds of choices as we bob along in this canoe you speak of. Tesla would come to mind as an instance and yet we chose those who gave us atomic power. Mark mentioned the 1600s as a defining part of our history. I would be of the opinion of it being more of what we called our dark ages. I would of course be slightly biased as my history would have me read of old Celtic Monks as they made their way about my continent. The lives of the saints, St Adamann’s writings comes to mind here. Old Pelagius as he made his way to Palestine if only to lay his old bones there. St Malachi like all of that time with his bell, book, and sandals as they trusted in their God.

    They of course would have spoken and written in a different language but the message would be as best they believed. Our moder day problems stems from a little later I would posit. So called Elizabethan times being a turning point in our chronology. About then we were given the gift of the English language. Like all gifts we were given it came with free will. There are those times we are given great minds lo guide us to the use of those gifts. John Dee would come to mind here, Shakespeare even if he were indeed the father of the English language. Take any name in history/chronology as we are gifted them. We could support any of what we call the great leaders of history. A captain if you will of our team winning the game. Maybe it really is all a big game, but truth to be told there is a serious outcome for the winning team. Both teams have coaches I could only wonder…………..For my part I wish I could pay more attention th my coach. I don’t always hear him rightly. I’m often that bit too lazy to do as I am told. Sometimes I just wish He would just get right up near me and give me a good slap about the head.

    Quite the analogy really there now with this canoe bobbing along in the turmoil. We could only hope to put that oar on some hard rock. Give this canoe a nudge onto that bit of seeming sandy shore. Pity is though as we think we have just landed on sandy beach. Just over the horizon there seems to be a flint laid path. What to do there Charlie, what to do ?

    Go neiri an bothar leat,

    Murt.

    PS. Sorry if there are misspellings. No auto correct and old fingers..

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  21. Mrs.B says:

    Do you not think that during WWI or WWII that they thought it was the end times, especially with someone like Hitler in power?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Shrewd insight, Mrs. B. In every age, there have been candidates for the antichrist – and some who devoted themselves to compiling exact chronologies, proving their point that this was the end. And all were wrong. They were fitting prophecy to their circumstances, rather than fitting their circumstances to Christ’s commands.

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      • Jessica says:

        Could you clarify for people were proving their point and we are not proving our point right now? This is the biggest item for me right now …. I’m young and I feel like I don’t have a good perspective historically. Anyone have reasons as to why this might be different?

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        • charliej373 says:

          Jessica, I include some history in these articles. Historical illiteracy is rampant even in the most elite classes right now. I know of no time since the Dark Ages when the elite were more ignorant of basic history than now. Even worse, absurdly false and errant narratives have supplanted actual basic facts. Even most believing Christians have been seduced into believing the Crusades were Christianity’s attack on Islam. They were not: they were Christianity’s belated counter-attack against Muslim aggression that sought to completely eradicate Christianity and take over the known world. By the time Christianity finally girded its loins, Islam had already conquered and subjugated all of Spain and Portugal and wide swaths of Europe, including much of France and Italy. The problem right now, As Ronald Reagan once said, is not just what people don’t know, but all they know that simply isn’t so. For some basic solid, but simple historical lessons, you might watch Victor Davis Hanson and Thomas Sowell, who are quite erudite and readable and write regular columns.

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  22. I find this all very interesting but in the absence of specific details of where, when and how, remain convinced that our role is to stay centred in Christ through the agency of Holy Mother Church and to aspire and work towards becoming holy. Which means praying without ceasing. That is all we can and are obliged to do. The details of coming global events are largely beyond our individual control but our individual priorities are very much our decision.

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  23. cofears says:

    I just started reading the book “After the Warning 2016” written by Bruce Cyr and so for it make since. It gives a chronical order of events and is based on the bible, church Fathers, saints, and today visionaries. You can get information about it at the web site: http://afterthewarning2016.com/order.php
    According to it the Antichrist will not be here for a long time. But we will have the Triumph of Blessed Mary’s Heart and a period of peace soon after a great chastisement.
    Whatever happens I am praying for peace and trying to go to church every day, and staying close to Jesus and Mary. .

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  24. Observer says:

    We think that somehow this is all happening in such a short time now….like the coming three years….when in reality the world has given itself over to the serious deception now for decades with its obvious result of separation from God until everything has gone to what has been warned would happen and nature itself can be expected to rebel against us within this all-encompassing “storm”.

    The comfort is though that as promised, God never chastises to such an extent without warning the children and giving those who will still be watching the sure refuge of the power in the Hearts of our Savior and His Mother.

    And another hopeful sign by those in tune in the Spirit is that now more priests are beginning to notice the need for spiritual warfare in which so many were not trained or were taught to disregard. All of Msgr Esseff’s talks or helpful teachings cause healthy reflection but he announced on Jan. 7th’s that he will concentrate this year on “knowing the enemy”. I think people could find this talk enlightening for these times in which so many are accepting and spreading the light of “the Flame of Love” for its special guidance through the growing darkness:

    A Time of Spiritual Warfare – Recognizing the Enemy

    http://www.msgrjohnesseff.net/?p=3233

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    • kathy kalina says:

      WOW! Just listened to this podcast, and it is a powerful, needful call to arms. I urge all to listen.

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    • Kati says:

      Observer,

      I just sent this link to my sister. She went on retreat with Msgr. Esseff this past summer and it was a life-changing retreat for her. She spoke glowingly about how holy a priest Msgr. Esseff is. I almost purchased this book on spiritual warfare by Dr. Thigpen….and then did not. Now I plan to get one for our household and one for my pastor. Thank you.

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  25. Kris R. says:

    In times like these I rely on my 90 year old father’s wisdom: “Christ will return when more people will be lost than saved by His delay.” And my favorite- “In Heaven there are no options.”

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  26. Kris R. says:

    I tried to be so careful yet my humanity showed through! Correction: my father’s quote is…”In Heaven there are no opinions.” 😊

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  27. ellenchris says:

    The big question is: Is this now THE “End Times” as in the Book of Revelation, Matthew 24, Luke 21 or are we simply in a time of great transition not strictly defined in those Scriptures? That is what people are grappling with.

    The problem is that we cannot know for sure either way until we come out the other side. The trick is not to jump to conclusions, which is not easy.

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  28. Recapping on a few things, remember in 1917 Our Lady of Fatima told Sr Lucia that she would live long enough to see the beginning of the end times. Sr Lucia died on 13-FEB-2005 just a few weeks before John Paul II who dies on 02-APR-2005 on the eve of Mercy Sunday.
    If we are to believe Sr Lucia we have been living in the end times at least since 2005.

    Remember also that Our Lady said that the faith was going to remain in Portugal. She also said that she was going to visit Fatima SEVEN times but only visited SIX times because the November visit never happened. I have reasons to believe that the final apparition of Our Lady that ends the Last Battle –described vividly by Bl Katherine Emmerich– will happen in Portugal. I further believe that the Miracle of the Sun of 17-OCT-1917 was a prophetic model of the last minute conversion of the unbelievers of this generation that will see the awesome power of God and His angels rise in defense of the Church. Many unbelievers went to the Cova da Iria on October 13 to poke fun at the Church: they converted en masse when they saw the Sun dance and all the miraculous cures that happened.

    Hold on to your seats for the experience of a lifetime!

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    • laura says:

      I believe the end times began when Israel became a state again. One jubilee later puts us at twenty-seventeen. (Sorry, my numbers aren’t working on my tablet!) I have a new understanding about “The end of prophecy”. All of these prophetic events don’t happen one after the other, as in one does not stop before the next one starts. Instead we have the FULFILLMENT of these happening one after the other. So we are now in the “ends” of all kinds of prophecies being fulfilled.

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    • Pope JP II said that the year 2000 the Great jubilee was a ‘fullness of times’ and the Gospels tell us that Jerusalem would be trodden down until the fullness of the times of the Gentiles occurred. This means that the special time of Divine Mercy for the Gentiles will reach its fullness and the special time of Mercy for the Jews begins. Since 2005 we are in the period of the end of the times of special mercy for the Gentiles. This doesn’t mean there is no mercy for Gentiles but that a special era has reached its fullness. Any way that is my understanding of it.

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    • Barbara Dore says:

      Carlos, i find this medjugorje message dated 25th August 1991 is very interesting because it connects with Fatima

      And there is a link to Fatima and Medjugorje in the message given by Our Lady on August 25, 1991:

      Dear children! Today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realised.

      Satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in his decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly.

      I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realise through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled.

      I call you, dear children, to now grasp the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save all souls and present them to God.

      Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realised. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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  29. Andy H. says:

    Hi Charlie and all Happy New Year! Sorry I have not commented much but have been busy in new job duties as well as have been back to my full time moderating duties over at motheofgod.com forum.

    There is something in Mark’s timeline of events that I can’t help but wish he would have added to somewhere and it just keeps popping up in my head. Many saints and mystics of the church spoke of the time of the Great Monarch and Great Pope that will crush evil for a time and rule in an an era of peace. These two precede the antichrist and end of the world and we have not had them yet to my knowledge. This is what can be summarized about the Great Monarch to come and who many have seen is a new king of France most likely named Charles. He has been called Charles the Great by a number of saints. Here is some of what we know about him that I pulled most of the below from http://www.todayscatholicworld.com/great-catholic-monarch.htm:

    Literally hundreds of prophecies announce the rise of the Great Monarch. Here are a few:

    “A Frankish King will one day rule over the entire Roman Empire.” (St. Augustine, 5th Century)

    “The sixth period (of time) will begin with the powerful Monarch.” (Ven. B. Holzhauser, 17th Century)

    “The good people will triumph when the return of the King is announced.” (Cur‚ of Ars, 19th Century)

    “He will come from the Fleur-de-Lis…” (Old Saxon prophecy)

    “… a King of the House of Lilies…” (St. Cataldus, 5th Century)

    “He shall recover the Crown of the Lilies…..” (St. Caesar, 5th Century)

    “The White Flower again takes possession of the Throne of France.” (St. Hildegarde, German Abbess, 12th Century)

    “He shall inherit the Crown of the Fleur-de-Lis” (Bishop Ageda, 12th Century)
    “He will be lame afoot … ” (Old German prophecy)

    “God touched the sinew of his hip. He was in great pain and from that day on, he walked with a limp … ” (Anne-Catherine Emmerich, 19th Century)

    “This Prince shall mount his horse on the right-hand side, because he limps from one foot …. ” (Peasant Jasper, Germany)

    He will be full of goodness and virtue; many prophecies insist on this:

    “A very pious King shall reign over Spain ….. ” (St. Isidore, 7th Century)

    “In his childhood he will be like a saint; in his youth a great sinner; then he will be converted entirely to God and will do great penance; his sins shall be forgiven him, and he shall become a great saint.” (St. Francis of Paola, 15th Century)

    “The Great Monarch … will conquer the (Middle) East.” (Pareus, 17th Century)

    “Cyprus, the Turks and Barbarians he will subdue.” (Cataldus, 5th Century)

    “The Eagle will also invade the Mohammedan countries.” (St. Bridget, 14th Century)

    “He shall destroy the Jewish and Mohammedan sects.” (St. Bridget)

    “He shall destroy the Mohammedan sect and the rest of the infidels.” (St. Francis of Paola, 15th Century)

    “The Empire of the Mohammedans will be broken up (by him).” (Ven. Holzhauser, 17th Century)

    “He shall subdue to his dominion the Mohammedan Empire” (Gekner, 17th Century)

    “He shall reign over the House of Agar, and shall possess Jerusalem.” (Isidore of Seville, 7th Century)

    “He will crush the foes of Christianity.” (St. Methodius, 4th Century)
    “He will assist the Pope in the reformation of the world.” (Caesar, 6th Century)

    “He will put out all heresies.” (Merlin the Bard, 7th Century)

    “The French King will restore the true Pope.” (Merlin)

    “He shall capture Milan, Lombardy, and the three Crowns.” (A’Beckett, 12th Century)

    ” … by whom the decayed estate of the Church shall be reformed.” (Magdeburg Chronicle)

    “A Prince … who shall reform the Church.” (Aystinger the German)
    Having need of a powerful temporal assistance, the Holy Pontiff will ask for the co-operation of the generous Monarch of France.” (Abbot J. Merlin, 13th Century)

    “By his means the nation’s religion and laws shall have an admirable change.” (Bishop Ageda, 12th Century)

    “He shall restore the apostolic discipline.” (St. John of Capistrano 15th Century)

    “He shall reform the Church of God.” (St. Francis of Paola, 15th Century)

    “He will crush the enemies of the Pope.” (D. Pareus, 17th Century)

    He will join the Lion and the White Flower.” (i.e. unite England and France). (Orval, 13th Century)
    “In the last days a very pious King shall reign over our Great Spain.” (St. Isidore of Seville, 7th Century)

    “The angelic Pope shall place an imperial crown on his head.” (Busto, 15th Century)

    “He shall reign over the entire ancient Roman Empire.” (Remy, 5th Century)

    ” … by whom the ancient glory of the Empire shall be restored.” “He shall be Emperor of Europe.” (Aystinger)

    ” … whom God will choose to rule over Europe.” (J. von Bourg, 19th Century)

    “(He and the Holy Pontiff) shall obtain dominion over the whole world.” (St. Francis de Paola, 15th Century)

    “This Prince shall extend his dominion over the whole world.” (St. Caesar, 6th Century)

    “Peace will return when the Lily ascends the Throne again. The land will be very productive.” (St. Hildegarde)

    “Peace and abundance shall return to the world.” (St. Bridget)

    “And the earth shall enjoy peace and prosperity.” (St. Bridget)

    “This shall re-establish a peace and prosperity without precedent.” (St. John-Mary Vianney, Cur‚ of Ars, 19th Century)
    “O sweetest peace! Thy fruits will multiply until the End of Time!” (St. Caesar)

    “He shall give up the ghost at Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives.” (St. Augustine, 5th Century)

    “At the end of his most glorious reign, he shall go to Jerusalem, and shall lay down his Crown and Sceptre on the Mount of Olives.” (St. Remy, 5/6th Century)

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    • While the Great Monarch is sometimes called Charles and is to be a descendant of Charlemagne he is more often called Henry. Ven. Bartholomew Holtzhauser explains that we are living in the Church era of Sardis and that the Great Monarch and great Pope come at the end of that period to usher as into the era of Philadelphia. I personally believe that prince Harry could be the future Great Monarch for a number of reasons. However I find it interesting that his first two names are Henry Charles and that his fourth name is David which could allude to the Prince David of Ezekiel 37. The great Monarch descends from the French royalty and from an ancient German royal House so could be anyone.

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      • Andy H says:

        Brother, what would be your best guess for when the Great Monarch would assume the throne in the timeline? 10-20 years or sooner?

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        • Andy I personally believe that the Great Monarch is potentially Prince Harry of Wales – I could be wrong. First the great Revolutions/civil wars must break out and the King of England be assassinated according to Blessed Holzhauser. Then he will go into exile be converted to the Catholic faith. I don’t expect him to assume the actual throne of Europe until after 2020. so the answer is yes I think in less than 10 years but that could change due to what happens in response to the events of 2017.

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    • NancyA says:

      Charlie, you’re not keeping any royal genealogy from us, are ya? J/k! Or, maybe we’ve been looking at things from an earthly perspective, skewed?

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  30. Julia says:

    God bless Monsignor Essef. This message on Spiritual Warfare likened to the Pearl Harbour of the Churches awakening to the battle we are in, is very comforting for me.

    I confessed to having felt such a deep sense of gloom on Christmas Eve this year, and thought myself some sort of reprobate. It was the truth and since my posting, Charlie and Mark Mallet have both posted similar feelings about the period we are in. My struggle continues. However,

    The good news in Monsignor Essef talk consoles me because for many years I have been puzzled by the remark of a Priest in confession. I can’t remember what I was struggling with at the time, it was over 30 years ago; but the Priest in the confessional said to me,’ Oh, I see, you are in the front line, down in the trenches, and you have been wounded.’ I was puzzled what he was talking about at the time. I had never heard of Spiritual Warfare then. But now it makes much more sense. The war has been raging for years and some of us are battle weary, wounded and almost unable to continue. I am literally worn out. But must soldier on with the help of God.

    With this Pearl Harbour analogy; If the good Monsignor has his way, more of the Church members will enter this Spiritual Warfare, and help the old fogies like Julia before she bites the dust.

    Good news for all you who suffer mentally, physically, spiritually or emotionally, you are down there in the front like with Julia, Hi! you are not alone. Can’t wait for the rest of the troops to arrive. Je suis Charlie the Sherpa, and his call to arms. Three cheers for the Sherpa. Hip Hip!….. Hoorray!

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    • CrewDog says:

      Hey Julia,
      Us Old Farts are the Front Line ………… God Help Us!!

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    • jobrower says:

      Hip Hip! …….Hooray! I agree with you, Julia. I have been anticipating these “times” for many years, and, yes, Msgr Esseff’s message was comforting. Welcome to the new recruits. Hope Boot Camp overflows.

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  31. Observer says:

    Speaking to a “type” personality of the person of the Antichrist a speculation of interest is the one presented to Pope JPII as well as Pope Benedict by Cardinal Biffi in his presentation of the ideas of the recognized Russian philosopher, Vladimir Sergeevic Soloviev, who died over 100 years ago. His idea of the “type” for THE Anti-Christ was quite prescient for his times.

    This fascinating personage will succeed in influencing and persuading almost everyone. It is not difficult to see in this figure of Soloviev the reflection, almost the incarnation, of the confused and ambiguous religiosity of our time.

    The Antichrist will be a “convinced spiritualist” Soloviev says, an admirable philanthropist, a committed, active pacifist, a practicing vegetarian, a determined defender of animal rights.

    He will also be, among other things, an expert exegete. His knowledge of the bible will even lead the theology faculty of Tubingen to award him an honorary doctorate. Above all, he will be a superb ecumenist, able to engage in dialogue “with words full of sweetness, wisdom and eloquence.”

    He will not be hostile “in principle” to Christ. Indeed, he will appreciate Christ’s teaching. But he will reject the teaching that Christ is unique, and will deny that Christ is risen and alive today.

    One sees here described — and condemned — a Christianity of “values,” of “openings,” of “dialogue,” a Christianity where it seems there is little room left for the person of the Son of God crucified for us and risen, little room for the actual event of salvation.

    A scenario, I think, that should cause us to reflect…

    A scenario in which the faith militant is reduced to humanitarian and generically cultural action, the Gospel message is located in an irenic encounter with all philosophies and all religions and the Church of God is transformed into an organization for social work.

    ………It isn’t that he has not been not recognized and honored. He is often called the greatest Russian philosopher, and few contest this appellation.

    Von Balthasar regarded his work “the most universal speculative creation of the modern period” (Gloria III, p. 263) and even goes so far as to set him on the level of Thomas Aquinas.

    http://papistfilioquistazymite.blogspot.com/2009/08/vladimir-sergeivich-soloviev-on.html

    Although people normally reject any one targeted type that would fit this bill today there is speculation re: someone who certainly fits the accumulation of such elitist universal recognition and awards pertaining to “universal humanitarianism”, “ecology”, humanistic “religion” without any specific teaching of any one religious figure such as Christ…..and the man is a “match” even to that prophesied “honorary doctorate awarded him by the theology faculty of Tubingen”!! Although there are many aware of this person, rejected from an assumed rulership and looking for a larger kingdom to rule in its place, there is this particular group: Since 1977, the Cambridge Theological Seminary has attempted to identify who the prophesied Anti-Christ is. If these are truly the end times, then he or she is already alive and in a great position of power right now.

    Curious as to their choice??? ;-))

    And there is the recommended favorite of Pope Francis re: the person type of the Antichrist, “Lord of the World” by Robert Hugh Benson, son of an archbishop of Canterbury who converted to Catholicism, became a priest and wrote works of fiction and popular devotion. “It’s a futuristic end-times story depicting a radically secularized society whose authoritarian regime controls its mostly willing subjects by providing them with a feel-good environment where religion and traditional morality are systematically excluded.”

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    • Pete says:

      Hi Observer,
      thank you for your post. I felt compelled to answer your question concerning “curious as to their choice???”
      Simply put, my answer is a definite “no”… or at least I try not to be. Speaking for myself, I find “being curious” a temptation that, if followed, leads me down a path where Jesus does not want me to travel. For me trying to figure out timelines,dates, who the anti-christ is, who the Great Monarch is or what God has deemed to share with Charlie is a sure trap for me. For me it is a sort of seduction that saps my energy, spontaneity and eventually peace in my heart. The way I figure it if Jesus wants me to know “the details” He will let me know somehow. He led me to this site I believe and in so doing has given me what He wants me to know/focus upon…the essentials: Pray and watch. Stand your post. Acknowledge God. Take the next right step and be a sign of hope to others. Some people can study these things and try to figure it all out and that is cool. I am not one of them. I get “lost” in it…waste time. To use an analogy: many people can have a drink or two and call it a night. I am an alcoholic. I do not have the capacity to do that. One drink and I’m “really lost”…the obsession takes over. Same with my “curiosity”.
      I do believe in my heart that if I ever do see or hear the anti-christ then our Mother Mary will somehow let me know the truth and she will bid me even closer under her mantle. I am her son. She will crush the satan and put to flight any and all anti-christs. I pray that I remain faithful, for I know how truly weak I am. I take hope and courage in God my Savior.
      Peace.

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      • Andy H says:

        I hear you Pete and you are right in a way but the Lord has always sent prophets for us to learn from in the times. If we are in the times then Jesus also told us he would send many to us to help. Reading and discussing, I feel helps us prepare better.

        [16] But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel: [17] And it shall come to pass, in the last days, (saith the Lord,) I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. [18] And upon my servants indeed, and upon my handmaids will I pour out in those days of my spirit, and they shall prophesy. [19] And I will shew wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath: blood and fire, and vapour of smoke. [20] The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest day of the Lord come. [21] And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved

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        • NancyA says:

          There’s the thing. I made similar comments to my daughter recently. I don’t want to completely SHUN prophecy, for if God is sending prophets, He means something by it! It’s a balance we must make, and Pete, in his wisdom, knows his own limits… so he does not “go there.” But he can rely upon others who do, who might point him in the right direction as needed. Remember the story … the man stranded in a flood, climbs to his rooftop and turns away the rowboat, the helicopter, etc, who come to rescue him. He is waiting for GOD to rescue him. When all is lost, and he meets his Maker, he asks WHY God did not come to rescue him?? God’s reply: I sent the rowboat, I sent the helicopter… etc. As long as we know to recognize whom God sends for our benefit, we’ll be fine…

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  32. Sr M Lorraine says:

    After reading some different things about the chronology of the end times, I have concluded that it is impossible to know with exact certainty how things will play out. So I have stopped trying to figure it out. One day each of us will face our own death, regardless of where the world as a whole is, and that will be our personal end. So living as holy a life as we can is what counts. But about the final Anti-christ, I could be wrong but I think St Robert Bellarmine was right in saying that he will come just before the final end of the world. I don’t think we are that close to it yet. Others can be “types” of the Anti-christ. It’s amazing how evil persons are often charming, as Charlie mentioned above. But some of the saints, like Padre Pio, could be quite brusque. Charm does not equal love.

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    • Very true Sister. Those who knew Mother Teresa of Calcutta said she could be quite tough and sharp on certain occasions. We tend to turn our saints into cardboard cutouts rather than the real person that they were. The Padre Pio in his diaries seems very different than the one often than the one written in biographies.

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    • ann says:

      I’m with you Sister Lorraine. The end comes for all of us at some point. What I know about the way God has worked (in my life at least), is that He never does anything the way I expect Him to and prayers get answered in such outside-the-box ways I just have to thank Him and not try to jump out ahead. I enjoy reading the speculations but I don’t get caught up in them. However, I’d be truly foolish not to see that we are in times of great significance and some spiritual prep is absolutely necessary.

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  33. Mary says:

    Thank you Charlie. I feel these times are so unlike anything we have ever seen. Not like WWII where the good people formed resistance movements or JPII who always seemed to have the right balance in doing God’s will, resisting and changing history at the same time. Every choice seems fraught and somewhat tortured. If I speak out, how much is too much, will it lead to the boot on me or someone else, not that I have any power or influence but I realize the gravity of every step. Somehow it’s way beyond what to make for dinner or either choice I make will not have much consequence one way or another so why worry about it. It just plain feels very different in these times. And thank you Observer, I admire Msgr. Essef, I’ll look forward to reading that. Even people I know who previously weren’t very spiritual at all are noticing a lot of supernatural things going on and making them realize, time to wake up. My husband, the Italian, who granted was born in a place that has seen a lot more history than here still seems to think in two years, I’ll see, just another day and nothing really changes, that the modern day prophets are the same old nutcases in history screaming about the end of the world. I beg to differ but to each his own. And he is almost always takes the right step and puts his family first and foremost so I guess if God wants to wake him up about something he will.

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  34. Alphonsus says:

    I don’t know how much of the modern prophesies are accurate or even helpful, though I am not willing to discount them. But it does seem to me that whatever will come, whether good or evil, it will not change the central experience of struggling to live a life of faith for our soul’s salvation. Because within each of us, regardless of the conditions around us, the ongoing battle between our fallen and redeemed natures is always present.

    “The whole of man’s history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. Finding himself in the midst of the battlefield man has to struggle to do what is right, and it is at great cost to himself, and aided by God’s grace, that he succeeds in achieving his own inner integrity.” – CCC

    So come the Anti-Christ, even all of Hell and the devil himself, none of it can do anything to change the essence of what we are engaged in already. The battle may be intensified, but not won automatically without an act of our own will. The best preparation for what may come tomorrow is to constantly fight the interior battle – moment by moment – against the flesh, the world, and the devil. This, it seems to me, is enough to know and to do regardless of what the future may bring.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Brilliantly and accurately stated, Alphonsus. We are engaged in a great battle – and each soul is the battleground. So it is now, so it has ever been, and so it shall always be.

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  35. Observer says:

    To leave on an up “note”…..from the great entertainer, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss orchestra: (picture quality not so hot but sound much better than one with better picture!!)

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  36. Donette says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I have thought to respond to some of the posts I have read, particularly this one from Mark M. The replies to his post have been abundant. When I first joined this blog, I told Charlie J that I would pepper his posts with my comments. Over time, I have decided to be silent and ponder quietly in my heart the different responses and wonder over the various journeys, roads and travels that God has led individuals on to come to this point to watch for His Coming. We all are watchers on the wall.
    There are a few replies from individuals with whom I feel a particular affinity to. That would be Brother Gilbert and The Observer. I could be wrong, but possibly a few of us have seen the Dawning of a Mystery as we stand in the cold, wind and the rain; ever standing at the gate post waiting with the Eternal Father as He watches for the return of His Jerusalem. If I may use these words given to me by the writings of St. Annibale Di Francia. Fiat Lord! May Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven.

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    • Thanks Donette and Amen. Fiat. Someone has just sent me a new book by Ted Flynn called “the Great Transformation-Finding Peace for the Soul in Troubled Times”. I haven’t read it yet but I don’t think my focus should be on finding peace of soul but to desire to live in God’s Will no matter whether I have peace of soul or not. I am sure living in Divine Will does bring one peace of soul and interior joy but I don’t think that should be our focus in this world which is the world of battle and testing and wrestling in prayer with God for the salvation and sanctification of souls and the creation itself.

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  37. cofears says:

    From the book “After The Warning 2016

    AGE DESCRIPTION YEARS
    First Church Age Christ and the Apostles to Pope Linus and Emperor Nero 4 BC – 79 AD
    Second Church Age The Days of Persecution 79 – 314
    Third Church Age Pope Sylvester to Pope Leo III 314 – 795
    Fourth Church Age Pope Leo III to Leo X 795 – 1520
    Fifth Church Age Pope Leo X to a Strong Ruler and a Holy Pope
    This is the present Church age of Sardis coming to a close. 1520 – 2038
    Mary reveals 10 Secrets (events) to unfold, 2016 – 2038
    that Includes: First 3 are admonitions and are good events from God 2016
    Next 5 are punishments and are a recoil of our sins upon us 2016 – 2038
    Last 2 are chastisements directly from God 2037 – 2038
    The Great Catholic Monarch (strong ruler) rises up taking back Europe in the late 2030s.
    The Holy Pope with a sign of redemption on his forehead will reign in 2038 and afterwards.
    St. Bridget exclaims: ” the world will cry, Woe ” in the year 2038.
    Sixth Church Age A Strong Ruler and a Holy Pope to the birth of Antichrist
    This is the future Church age of Philadelphia
    After the 10 secrets (events), Mary claims a “certain period of peace” on the earth.
    It will be the Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Holzhauser says – All Nations will be united in the Catholic Faith
    Under the protection of the great Monarch and his Successors
    He will submit everything to his authority,
    He will show great zeal for the true Church.
    The Monarch will break the empire of the Mohammedans 2038 – 2383?
    Seventh Church Age Birth of Antichrist to end of the world
    This is the last Church age of Laodicea
    Antichrist
    The Two Witnesses, Elijah, and Enoch will be sent back to earth
    The Coming of Christ on the clouds
    The end of the Gentile Church
    A time for the Jewish People in the last Church Age
    Last Church age is 1000 years or longer
    Second coming of Christ 2383? – 3483?

    The Fifth Church Age started in 1520 and will end in 2038
    “The fifth (Church age) period is one of affliction, desolation, humiliation and poverty for the (Catholic) Church. Jesus Christ will purify His people through cruel wars, famines, plagues, epidemics, and other horrible calamities. He will also afflict the Latin Church with many heresies. It is a period of defections, calamities, and exterminations. Those Christians who survive the sword, plague, and famines will be few on earth. Nations will fight against nations, and will be decimated by internecine (characterized by great slaughter) dissensions. Are we not to fear during this period that the Mohammedans will come again, working out their sinister schemes against the Latin Church?”2 “During the fifth period, we see only calamities and devastation, oppression of Catholics by tyrants and heretics, executions of kings, and conspiracies to set up republics”3 “A great lament will come over all mankind and only a small batch will survive the storm, the pestilence and horror.”4
    At the end of this fifth Church age, humanity will have no choice
    but to go back to living directly off the land.

    A remnant of people will be left on the earth at that time, mostly from the Catholic Faith.

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    • The speculative dates you have are not found in Holzhauser which is not clear from your message.

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    • Observer says:

      I find these dates to likely be way off….esp. if the world waits (with that great monarch) until as late as 2038 – 2383 to begin to deal with the “Mohammedans”!!! Then again dates formed in some large conglomeration that wish to fit vague historical prescriptions of old make people envision some kind of knight riding in on a white horse rather than relating more to the geopolitical situations of the day that can compel the most missed candidates for those prophesied future missions!

      Then again, in the rather serious moments of contemporary existence these days one could speculate on similar descriptions about personages who could possibly fit the need….for instance, here is a linkage to traits such as the “great Catholic monarch” of prophecy is mentioned to have….connection to the Holy Roman Empire/Charlemagne; be exiled for a period (this one by personal scandal involving plagiarism of a doctorate which to the German culture is most unacceptable as less than impeccable in character); and then to return. There is a character today within the scope of our rather apocalyptic times who could be turned to due to desperation caused by current events:

      He comes from Bavaria, a staunchly Catholic region, where he’s long been an active and important member of the conservative Christian Social Union, sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union. He and his wife have an intriguing and captivating family heritage. He belongs to a wealthy, aristocratic family whose bloodlines have been traced as far back as 1158. In 1700, Guttenberg’s forefathers were conferred the title Baron of the Holy Roman Empire. Guttenberg is also related to the Habsburgs, another prominent royal dynasty that has a rich history with the Holy Roman Empire. Even today, he owns an impressive castle that sits high on a hill overlooking the village of Guttenberg, Bavaria. The lineage of his wife is equally impressive. Stephanie Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen is the great-great-granddaughter of Otto von Bismarck, father of the modern German state and the first chancellor of modern Germany.

      Continue to watch this man. Mr. Guttenberg might have been exiled from public office, but he has by no means frittered the last three years away, and hasn’t left the public eye or escaped the public’s curiosity. And don’t assume his absence from German politics means his political star is waning. To the contrary, it’s possible Guttenberg has employed a brilliant strategy that could well have put him in an ideal position for a political comeback.

      And his advice is still sought from afar….as it appears much clearer to current dangers than the other European feckless leaders who are drowning in all kinds of existential problems (some speculate and it is already partially taking place with Greece, that the southern countries of the EU will break off due to their cultures and economies no longer being able to once again be bailed out by the northern countries/Germany….Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece):

      https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/12140.2.0.0/karl-theodor-zu-guttenberg-positioned-for-a-comeback

      (more speculation of course ready to be debunked with other/further info)

      Before his exile (to Connecticut!), when he was Germany Defense Minister, 2009

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      • charliej373 says:

        I will assure all of this: the heroes of these times do NOT come on a white horse from Central Casting in Hollywood. They come from the corners and streets of your own neighborhood, of your own home, from the saloon up the street…ordinary people who, faced with extraordinary times, steady themselves and act with extraordinary love for those around them. The old Dustin Hoffman movie, “Hero,” gives a very nice feel for what the heroes of these times will look like. We have had similar times before, when a hodge-podge collection of fishermen, hookers and tax collectors were chosen by God to renew the faith of the world.

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        • SteveBC says:

          Charlie, every now and then you say something that really strikes me deeply, that shows me how large a change we are facing. To compare our time to that time of fishermen, hookers, and tax collectors, when the faith of the world was renewed, well, that’s *huge*. And here it is in almost a throwaway comment from you.

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        • Observer says:

          Yes of course, Charlie, that goes without saying. I was making reference only to that “Great Monarch” of Catholic prophecy because it was mentioned here in comments. Thus I was limited by those parameters of that particular description only….which actually goes as well into facial descriptions et al! Wasn’t purposefully leaving out the common man’s contributions of holiness and leadership. Perhaps it becomes more prudent not to comment out of fear of being misunderstood.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Ahhhh…my comment was not intended as a rebuke or correction, Observer. Sorry. I just get focused on the fact that each of us has our part to do…that salvation will not come from without, but from Christ within us. I worry sometimes that people get into anticipation of the savior from without. We may well have a Monarch who gives us all heart, but lest we stand our posts, there can be no renewal. Sorry, I really didn’t mean it to come off like a correction, but reading back, you are right…it comes off as one.

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      • Kati says:

        He looks like a younger more svelte version of Neil Cavuto. 😉

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  38. Dear E .Allison maybe I am confused as I am not very well today but I never said all those things will occur in the next 3 years but certainly some of them could such as the revolutions in Europe and other events. I in fact don’t believe the antichrist of our time (who I believe will be a Muslim) will rise to public notice till after 2017 and this post 2017 period is also the time of the Great Monarch and Great Pope. However I do think everything can change due to prayer. I do think these thing can all happen in the next 7-8 years-maybe they will maybe they won’t. If the Queen should die and Charles ascend the throne then I will be alert as I believe the European revolutions/civil wars will not be far away. As I have said before I think that the Storm will reach its height in 2017 leading to incredible events and the after a lull the Hurricane will blow until about 2021-2022. But I could be wrong especially about the timing. I certainly don’t believe that the Antichrist of our time is the final one.

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  39. Beth says:

    I went through a phase this week where I doubted the wordly reality of what you have shared, Charlie. From my perspective, my little daily world made up of my children and husband has been very good and very stable and very non-apocalyptic. When I monologued this week in my head about what I wanted to tell my doubting Thomas husband about this blog, I wound up doubting it myself. I sounded ridiculous.

    But this post has brought me back a bit from the vague, confused doubting to grasping how a major prophecied event can happen unbeknownst to me; it isn’t until the aftershocks reach me personally much later that I, perhaps, see it.

    I’m so practical and literal that I only read “the lines” and not “between” them, a bit of a straight shooter. So, Charlie, how can you give it to me straight even though the spiritual world apparently has nothing straight about it? I hear your 3 point mantra loud and clear. No problems with that.

    But I want to know that you’re not overly intuitive as you described your younger self. It’s basically a leap of faith for me, I guess, but I would just like a bone. I’m hoping my clarity comes before I have to see millions die to get it…. Have pity on the dim-witted, simple peeps.

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    • Beth says:

      *i meant to leave this comment under “The Fullness of the Storm”. Oops. That writing clarified a bit for me. I said I was dim-witted…

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    • charliej373 says:

      I think the best thing to say, Beth, is that objectively it does not make much difference whether I am profoundly intuitive. The 3-point mantra is the heart of everything. But I held longingly for that explanation for a good long while. Both with things I have written and things I have not, my priests and I came to the conclusion that that was not a sound explanation. Some things just could not be intuited. An example I have shared before was when I told one who visited me as I recovered from my surgery that the Lord had instructed me to tell him to prepare to minister to Bishops. He was astounded, noting that the Bishops didn’t even like priests of Opus Dei. Within a few weeks, he was asked to run a retreat for Bishops. He does several each year ever since then. There was one other message I gave him then and that, too, came to pass within a month. The big things might be explained by intuition, though for many, it would be a reach. The little, mostly private things cannot. So I have come to believe that the intuition business is just a dodge to indulge hopes of getting out of difficult things. But for you readers, in the end, it makes little difference. The instructions are not dependent on the visitations. They either stand or fall on their own merit. Which part of acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you would you feel safe to abandon if I turned out to be delusional? If it is none of the above, why worry about it?

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  40. Donette says:

    Charlie, I am inclined to think that cradle Catholics (which I am) look at our priests and Bishops a little differently then those who have converted to Catholicism. We know of their anointment, we see them as chosen by Christ and we honor the position and title they have been given because of that fact. But honestly Charley, they are fallible men and some of them are really fallible men and a lot of the time they disappoint us terribly. Nothing they say or do surprises us any more, and for me, particularly since the 1960’s.

    The situation is difficult enough for me to have conversations with the Eternal Father about them; grumblings to Him would be a better way to say it. While I scrub floors, iron clothes, dishes etc. I remind Abba that He chose this one or that one and that I had no idea why He would do such a thing, but then I would say, “It’s Your Church and You have to deal with it.” I can only ask Him to sprinkle more Mercy here or ask for the shedding of His Light more brightly over there.” We get them. We are stuck with them and all we can do is love them and pray for them.

    You see, Charlie, I was taught so many long years ago that one was never permitted to play on the playground of the Princes of the Church. After these multitude of plentiful words from me in these Eternal Father conversations, there would always come back to me, interiorly, golden words from scripture, sometimes from a saint’s writings or my favorite one, The Little Flower would remind me of her Little Way in answer. So as I grow older, my bones making me more aware of their presence every day, my muscles getting a little weaker I just look up at the long stairway to Heaven before me with the many steps that I have to climb and all I can do is bleat like a little ewe and hope that Abba will come down the steps and carry me up.

    Blessings on you Charlie. Praises to God for helping you find the fullness of Faith and thank you for sharing all these wonderful things that we have to look forward to. If you remember or think about it and have a mind to it when talking to Gabriel, please tell him for me that the latest statue of him looks like Thor and not of a tall, lanky cowboy. Perhaps he is not into such insignificant human humor though since he has the important job of “Communications”.

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    • charliej373 says:

      A few years back, the Bishop of my son’s Diocese was at a reception at the Church he goes to while I was there. Along our way, Chaz has been to a lot of receptions with political dignitaries from my old work since he was a kid – and knows how wearing they can become for the dignitaries when everyone is treating them with such formality. He grinned at me and said, “I think the Bishop needs a break.” So he walked up to him and said, with his goofy grin, “Where can I get one of those pink beanies like the one you’re wearing?” At first the Bishop was taken aback, and said, “It’s actually magenta – and you would have to become a Bishop first.” Chaz replied that he didn’t want to do that much work, but that he thought it made a real fashion statement and he wanted one – still grinning ear to ear. By this time the Bishop figured out he was playing…and had a ball with my son who continued by saying, “I’m telling you, you manufacture and distribute those things, you could be a major trend-setter.” They laughed and joked for a good ten minutes. At one point the Bishop went into his Robert DeNiro impression and said, “You kid, you gotta gift….you gotta gift.”

      Our priests and Bishops are, indeed, human…and when we can laugh with them, it lightens their load enormously. I was quite pleased with my son for making the evening a little more fun for the Bishop (who sidled up to him several more times before the evening was over). Yeah, I know some are obsessed with their dignity and such…but for most, it is a real comfort and encouragement if we can just give them a little spontaneous human interaction.

      As for the statue of Gabriel, I have no doubt at some point he will note for my benefit that the rest of the world understands how truly studly he is, unlike some people he knows who tease him about his hair.

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  41. Donette says:

    In regard to the prophecy of the Great Monarch, Observer. We here have been watching Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou who, if the monarchy would return to France would be the next King of France. His title would be His Most Christian Majesty,King Louis XX, Titular King of France. Since his marriage he has two male offspring and one female; already a line continuation. Have you considered him a possibility rather then a German as the Great Monarch? From my readings I always thought France was the source of this leader. Some where on the web there is a picture of him standing beside Pope Benedict XVI.

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  42. CrewDog says:

    Can somebody here tell me if The Great Monarch/Angelic Shepard Prophecy is actually something that the Church has deemed worthy of belief. All I can remember is that some self-proclaimed Theologian and purveyor of wrong predictions being a big supporter of this prophecy?

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    • E. Allison says:

      Yes CrewDog, it is. Here’s a few examples from Church history:

      St. Anselm (11th Century) – “Certain Doctors truly say, that one of the kings of the Frankish (Roman) Empire shall possess it in its entirety, which King shall live in the last time and shall be the greatest and last of kings. Who after he shall have happily governed his Kingdom, shall come to Jerusalem and lay his scepter and crown on Mount Olivet. He shall be the last and consummate (Emperor) of the Roman and Christian Empire. ”
      “And immediately thereupon (after he lays down scepter and crown), according to the sentence of Paul, they say Antichrist shall come.”

      St. Hildegard (12 Century) – “Peace will return to the world when the White Flower again takes possession of the throne of France. During this period of peace, people will be forbidden from carrying weapons, and iron will be used only for making agricultural implements and tools. Also during this period, the land will be very productive, and many Jews, heathens, and heretics will join the Church.”

      St Vincent Ferrer (14 Century) – “Armies from the West, East, and North shall fight together in Italy, and the Eagle shall capture the false king, and all things shall be made obedient to him, and there shall be a new reformation in the world.”

      Both “the White Flower”, and “the Eagle” are common pseudonyms for The Great King or Monarch.

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  43. So much evidence points to June 2016 as the time when the identity of the Antichrist will be revealed to the entire world… if you take Bible prophecy seriously on this topic – read –
    Antichrist 2016-2019: Mystery Babylon, Barack Obama & the Islamic Caliphate
    http://www.amazon.com/Antichrist-2016-2019-Mystery-Babylon-Caliphate/dp/1501025392

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    • charliej373 says:

      David, I must note some concerns with your reliance on Nostradamus in some cases. I looked through some of your work and think it is well worth a look. I am careful, though, because I think that when people get involved in trying to penetrate the mind of God, they often lose focus on the simple calling we each have, which is to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around us. That is a sure and simple way that will not fail whatever happens. Nonetheless, there is much curiosity on such matters – and guest columns like this are where I give leave to everyone to speculate on their speculations and ponder their ponderings. I did not see anything in your work that would lead people away from Christ in my brief survey, so I welcome you to the site.

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