Heavenly Math

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By Charlie Johnston

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

Well, Internet service is plugging away up here once more – in fits and starts. It has gone up and back down a few times today – but obviously they are working on it. Meantime, I am not going anywhere as there are flash flood warnings all around the area through late this week. I am new enough to Colorado that I have never experienced a flash flood, but I will trust the wisdom of old-timers here and stay put. I remember sometimes in the Midwest newcomers and outsiders would ignore winter white-out warnings, thinking it was just heavy snow. A true white-out is one of the most terrifying things to ever be caught out in a car in. It genuinely looks like nothing but the snow on an old television screen – and that is all. Trust the locals on the nature of their local terrors. I will get back to full status tomorrow when I am confidant the Internet is back to stay. It is too easy to lose material to cyberspace when it is going in and out.

As things get hinkier and hinkier, I see more and more websites, including a lot of secular ones, positing more and more terrifyingly comprehensive scenarios of destruction. I see predictions of half the population or even up to 90% dying in various places. I suppose that could be, but before you get completely terrified, you really need to do something I have been forced to do for many decades: consider the difference between earthly math and heavenly calculations.

Frequently, when speaking of people perishing or dying, heavenly visitors are not speaking of mere physical casualties. Those who die in a state of grace pass on to heaven. They live. Often, when heavenly visitors speak of how many will die, they speak specifically of those whose souls are lost to eternity. I have been told that, in the last century, souls have been lost to heaven at an unprecedented rate. I think 50 to 90% sounds about right. These people have died in a way that souls in a state of grace will (thankfully) never know. For some, that will come as some comfort – for it could mean that there will not be as many physical casualties as they expected. If they understood well, it would be almost unbearably horrible. That is because, despite what they say, most people can envision nothing other than this temporal existence – and so have a real problem differentiating between good and evil, life and death, reality and ephemera.

I have been told that 26 million will die as a result of the Storm. I believe that to be a rare instance where the angels are specifically speaking of temporal physical casualties – but I may be wrong. Either way, it is good news. If it is strictly physical casualties, that is a small number for such a comprehensive conflagration. If it is speaking of the souls that will be lost during the Storm, it is truly stupendous news: with a world population of about 7 billion, it would mean we go from losing 50 to 90 percent of souls to eternity to losing only a third of one percent who do not repent through the instrument of the Storm. That is a Rescue mission indeed.

Now, I do not know for sure. I know only what I am told – and what I can surmise translating it into earthly terms. What I do know is that we see from a very limited perspective here. My angels always tell me true – but the dull-wittedness borne of my limited perspective leads me astray sometimes. I, too, get lost in the three-dimensional reality of this plane of existence and have difficulty understanding what it means in the seven-dimensional reality of eternity. Death means loss to eternity there, not the mere cease of existence limited to this plane – which can lead to full life or to real death. When huge things happen there, we don’t even notice them here, until some showy but ultimately banal fireworks show turns up here as a result of the staggering event in the reality of eternity that we didn’t even notice. I don’t know – the language of heaven is much richer and fuller than what we can easily grasp here, even when it seems obvious.

I give you this brief glimpse into how I ponder the things I am told so you do not get distracted by terrifying predictions and interpretations of authentic predictions. I have been trained to discern these things all my life – and rarely am I ever sure I have thought of everything and got it right. I don’t know – and neither do you. But what I DO know is that God intends good for us. Everything He does is to open a door and call us back to Him. I know that reports that would scare you out of your wits are not from God, for His plan is to give you a future and a hope. The way you do that is to steadfastly and resolutely acknowledge Him, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around you. That is the heart of what I have learned in over 50 years of training. Live it – and you will enter fully into life.

I did not start writing about these things for public consumption until things had begun to look so dire that people were figuring out how very scary it really has become. My purpose was not to scare you over what you could already see if you were paying any attention at all. Rather, it was to assure you that God has mounted our Rescue, not our destruction. Stay steady as things get darker. All I have told you is true. If I told you true of the spiraling downward of all temporal things, know that I only told you so you could be confidant that I have told you true from the beginning that it is for our rescue. Be not afraid.

About charliej373

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

  1. Mary Ann says:

    It is hard to bear the thought of one soul being damned, so I pray for salvation for all sinners. Also, even though events in the heavenly realms may find a late and weak reflection on earth, be assured that the earth is what it is about: Christ came to earth, became man, for our sake, and the battle that is joined is for the salvation of mankind (and, as my old philosophy prof used to say, any kind of being that is a rational animal, which is the definition of man) AND, I love to think, for the redemption of the entire cosmos. The wicked side is fueled by our sins, and the angels are given strength by our virtues and prayers and penances. This life may be pale compared to eternity, but it is the decision ground for all of us.

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  2. luvmercy5775 says:

    Charlie, In my opinion, this is one of the best articles you’ve ever written. God bless and keep you in all His ways. Marion

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  3. Lin says:

    Interesting, Charlie…I am wondering if you think the “tally” has already begun? I have been thinking of the loss of life related to the earthquake in Nepal and also the 900 Libyan immigrants who died when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean.

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  4. Petra says:

    Well, thank you for this post, because not a half hour ago I was listening to someone’s “prophecies” and they frightened me to the core. I hadn’t even had time to discern them, or whether I should give any of it credence, when I clicked over here, and saw this post. In it God seems to be saying that I should dismiss what I heard – it is without hope, and so not from Him. Thanks Charlie, for getting this post up. It saved me from a restless night. Praise God!

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  5. joanp62 says:

    Welcome back, Charlie. One quick question, the 26 million figure- is that the whole world or in the U.S.? God Bless.

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  6. johnmcfarm says:

    Glad your internet is back, I think it is a good idea to stay put until the weather clears. In regards to flash floods…many people who are not familiar with western ways do not realize that if in a low area, in a wash (dried creekbed) that it can be clear skies and the flash flood can come from thirty or forty miles away from higher ground, in a 6 to 8 foot wall of water. So, don’t sleep in any washes in low country is the general wisdom. Where you are, one has to be concerned about mudslides which can result in whole sides of mountains being washed downhill burying towns sometimes in the valleys below. This happened in Utah when Robin and I lived out there. Can’t remember the name of the town that disappeared but I remember driving down there and seeing the huge earthen dam the slide created.

    In regards to our times, I put my trust in the Lord that no matter what…He has my soul covered, as long as I remain faithful to Him. I worry more for loved ones who are confused or literally do not believe in our Lord God. It saddens me greatly to understand that they may not spend eternity in heaven. I pray that they will not reject God upon leaving this world…and have their souls purified in Purgatory until such time as they are redeemed and may enter heaven. I am new to this understanding so please forgive me if I am not putting it exactly correct.

    I also wanted to say how proud I am of those Christian leaders who signed the petition to warn the Supreme Court and the government that they will not obey laws which go against God’s will. This uplifted me so much and inspires me to join them in their stance for righteousness. These are times I think in which there will be much glory and distinction of honor. Truly exciting times to be alive in. At sixty years old I really had not looked forward to growing old gracefully sitting on a porch staring at the clouds. We were made for better things and it looks like we are going to have the opportunity to live large! Standing with so many courageous Christians for the one true God.

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  7. malachi99 says:

    Timely post Charlie. That destruction that is the loss of souls is truly at the heart of the Fatima message. The vision of hell that the children suffered makes clear the true nature of the battle that lies before us.

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  8. jnursester says:

    Thanks, Charlie. I have math dyslexia anyway. So I will let Heaven do the math and I will keep on praying.

    Judy Johnson

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  9. Joseph says:

    Charlie,
    Have you read today’s horrendous article headline on Spirit Daily? http://www.spiritdaily.com/ Sounds very much like the millions that will die in the great Storm….Thank you for your re-assurance of Heavenly Math….and God’s plan to give us a future and hope.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Oh, I just went and looked at it. Sounds solid, but again, interpretation is important. When someone physically dies, they only mourn in heaven if they are lost to eternity. They grieve deeply for the loss of those who remain. But they rejoice for the faithful who, in dying, are born to heaven.

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      • mmbev says:

        (I’m on my second time around and finally got to Spirit Daily.)

        In your blog, you made a rather momentous sentence.

        “When huge things happen there, we don’t even notice them here, until some showy but utterly banal fireworks show turns up here as a result of the staggering event in the realm of eternity that we didn’t even notice.”

        I don’t think anyone on earth can describe what the reaction of God and those in His Heavenly Kingdom must have been when the bloody doors were opened world wide for murdering His Created Children as an offering to it. Frankly, the description in the Spirit Daily is about what I can imagine happening, if not worse, even though we felt nothing.

        And that is ONLY ONE example. I don’t want to know. I think we would die of terror if we knew.

        And we have so many now that there is no way we can list them all.

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  10. Dee says:

    Good to have you back Charlie!

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  11. EllenChris says:

    I am glad for your sake, Charlie, that you have had a few days in which the phone could not ring, nor the email list fill up. But so glad you are back. And I have to say: WOW! Are you ever back! To me this is your best article ever — it hits me where I live. What I have been given is all about the “Morning After.” So thank you, so much, for re-booting our conversation with something so full of Hope! Sometimes (and quite a bit lately) I get very discouraged thinking that the world will just keep on sinking into an endless quagmire of evil and misery. I am not looking forward to The Storm, but the cleansing and healing and setting right can’t be accomplished without a purging. The dead wood has to be shaken out for the Tree to come back to Life (puns intended). And that is what it is all about. Blessings and Joy to one and all.

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    • SteveBC says:

      EllenChris, I was thinking about the Collapse and how I am hearing so many stories on how the elites are planning to collapse things a little so they can be vaulted into full control.

      Suddenly it occurred to me that Mary is about to pull a martial arts move on those same elites. A martial artist (if I am getting this right) looks for ways to use the attacker’s own momentum against him.

      I see so many threads of instability coming together over the next few months. If the elites are left to their wiles, the collapse will be directable, and they will use it for their own advantage. But if the collapse is *encouraged*, it will go much faster and much further than the elites expect. They will be left with no levers of power to pull on.

      That gave me an interesting perspective on the Collapse that Charlie has spoken of. The initiation of the collapse by the elites gives Mary the opportunity to get behind their collapse and turn it into The Collapse of everything. A beautiful martial arts move that takes the plans and actions of the dark side and turns them into an event of Light. The dark ones are dispossessed, and our future possibilities begin to open up as we rebuild.

      It makes me look at The Collapse as a good thing, not just some punishment or something painful to suffer through. A desirable and even holy thing. And of course it would not happen if more souls would be lost. The moment the elites’ collapse is initiated is the moment when The Collapse can save more souls than otherwise, so Mary will push it right on through to completion.

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      • EllenChris says:

        Dear Steve, about the Collapse in regard to the elites and Our Lady: Charlie is very consistent in the way that he expresses all this. We don’t have a definitive answer about what the trigger(s) will be, and he may or may not have the answer to that either — but that doesn’t really matter.

        Charlie talks a lot about humility, which is a very good thing indeed. It is essential. I wish I had some. Mostly, it is simply accepting what God gives us with gratitude and forgetting about ourselves in loving others. With my appalling lack of humility, nonetheless I am not wedded to any of the following opinions.

        A very clear and powerful dream came to me on two separate occasions near the end of 2004. Several people with good spiritual discernment have told me that this was a genuinely “prophetic” dream from God. Because of this and for other reasons, such as similar “words” from other people with far better discernment, I believe that there is going to be a very large and devastating earthquake in the US Midwest. I have no idea where or when — there was absolutely no indication of either. But the second time I had the dream, at the very end I asked for a sign of authenticity, and I was shown the Indonesian underwater earthquake and tsunami before New Year 2005. (Told at that time to those close to me and recorded in my journal) So, to me, the first indicator of the beginning of The Storm was that tsunami. If you look at recent history, 2004-5 was another milestone along the way. How many more milestones before the full force? Don’t have a clue. But, I believe that Charlie’s time frames are reliable.

        I am not writing this to make a big deal out of this dream or myself. I never felt urged to open a website or to go around being a prophet. If anything I have resisted opening up to any direction from God on these kinds of things. I bring it up for 2 reasons. First, to say that I think the elites may be planning or working toward some kind of economic or political crisis in order to take power, but I don’t think that this is going to happen at all the way they are planning. Heaven will not respond to their actions — Heaven will sovereignly take the initiative. Maybe with that massive earthquake. (?) There have been a lot of shocks in Oklahoma and Texas, and now an unprecedented one in Michigan — that one a few days ago really made me sit up and take notice.

        But the second reason is more important. I believe I was shown several different indicators about the “After Time” which will be truly the kind of new Springtime that Pope St. John Paul II wrote about and Mark Mallett keeps pointing out. I am so, so *Very Glad* about that last paragraph that Charlie wrote in this article above here. The Storm itself simply has one purpose — to clear the way for the time which comes after it. This is NOT about The Storm: this is ALL about the new relationship with God that will be available to us soon. Our Lord in His mercy (and sense of humor) has shown me just enough to assure me that the purpose He has for me is concerned with the time after the Rescue. There will be a lot of people struggling to come to terms with their new-found faith, and they will need help to become established in and grow in that faith.

        Everything — Everything — Everything is in God’s hands to a degree that I found hard to grasp or trust only a few years ago. After so many philosophers and pundits and skeptics have chosen to reject His very existence, He is going to show His sovereign power to utterly confound them. We are all making our choices now, and we will get what we choose. Except that God’s Mercy will also allow and enable people to enter “by the door of His Mercy” before it is entirely too late.

        So it is just a matter of holding on and doing what is necessary to stay in His Will — and just 3 years from now, it will truly be Springtime.

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        • Mack says:

          Ellen, that’s amazing. The New Madrid fault has the potential for devastating earthquakes. One occurred in 1811 that was even bigger than the 1964 Alaska quake, and the 1906 San Francisco one. But the land was sparsely populated back then. Imagine now if it happened in Chicago or St Louis!
          This link has info about it, for anyone interested:
          http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1811-1812.php

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        • SteveBC says:

          EllenChris, I am rock-solid certain that you will do very well in your SpringTime mission! Your capacity for such a task is clear in every comment you write.

          Charlie has often stated that God will work in creative and surprising ways, so I always keep in mind that any speculations of mine, like those above, will be proven to be wrong some way or another. When I am in a positive mood about what’s coming, I find myself quite intrigued to see how He will act.

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          • EllenChris says:

            Yes, Steve — it is important, as you say: “I always keep in mind that any speculations of mine, like those above, will be proven to be wrong some way or another.” God is always omnipotent — He can do whatever he wills. Our prayer for mercy, healing and grace can mitigate or even cancel what would have happened without it. From God’s perspective, everything is Now; from our perspective, the future is still fluid. So I am *not* “predicting” an earthquake. I struggled with this dream for a long while, but I believe it was shown to me for a reason, which is mostly to pray for the mercy and grace that is needed. I hope it will not happen. Maybe this will be part of The Storm, or something similar may happen in a different form. But whatever happens, we are totally in God’s hands, and that is the real point.

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          • SteveBC says:

            EllenChris, it certainly seems that your authentication via 2004 tsunami indicates an actual earthquake. As you say, we cannot know all that is in God’s intent here. However, it seems odd that the area of the country that is most Christian and trying the hardest to repair themselves is the area that is devastated, while the more babylonian Left and East coasts are not particularly/directly affected. I guess I will just have to chalk it up to my own inability to “see all and know all.” Patience for now.

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        • mmbev says:

          EllenChris:

          Your comment didn’t hit me at the time I was first “skimming” through, because there was so much on my plate. I always go back and re read to ensure my mind has picked up what is important and also to see any other comments added since I last looked.

          I dream, but they are only of my past, and thankfully God has seemed to stop, because when I wake up, I am in the reality of my husband being alive and my children much younger, which is very painful.

          I went to see the “family” I know who are protestants. He discussed why he has chosen to move where he is and why he has chosen a very simple lifestyle. At first his wife was not completely in favor of the choice, but with the passage of time, agrees. There are three Christian families working together, each at a different point on their faith journey.

          I stayed while they, as a couple, did their Bible Study, which consists of reading a portion of Scripture and then listening to a short commentary (on TV, but no picture) done by a “down to earth” pastor who has since died. He did a commentary on every few verses for the entire Bible. They have one more session before starting the Song of Songs. I think it impressed them that I knew what the next and last verse of the book they were finishing says. (The pastor said almost the same thing after me.) This is done each evening.

          Reflecting, after I got home, it struck me very forcefully, that with perhaps many fewer priests (and ministers) that whomever survives will have to catechize those who know nothing about Christ and choose Him. And the same thing that was your point two hit me full force. Apart from giving shelter, and food, I am of no use other than prayer, during the storm. That’s why I constantly say, “if I survive”.

          I agree entirely that the Storm has only one purpose and the “after” is probably more vitally in need of those who can teach the faith, the Catholic faith. I have already ordered books to provide with the three year cycle of the Mass, and the two year cycle of the daily Mass. I figured they would be of value during and after. Not only does the faith need to be known clearly, but why and the Scripture to “back it up” so to speak. We also need a knowledge of the Early Church and Church Fathers, and the Councils and general history of how division happened and why. (Obviously, that’s already your “bag” and is well learned.)

          Saturday evening before going to bed (horrible late!), I suddenly realized that my purpose may be what you feel certain is your own. And the same applies to this couple. We discuss what we each believe, openly and freely, even touching on differences. That evening they asked me about what I believe regarding communion. So I told them briefly what we believe and the Scripture passages that make it as clear as day. I did not get into Apostolic Succession, just that we, alone, believe in the True Presence of Jesus. I keep my answers brief and don’t add entanglement that might divert the information, so I didn’t mention the Easter Orthodox. (That will come in time.) I am sure God will lead them to ask me to enlarge when they are ready.

          I sent them an email, and told them to continue doing their Bible Study each evening, as it is very important and why I believed it was. With no Pastor, their it. Hopefully we will be allowed contact during the Storm’s fullness and they reach the point of desiring to enter the Church.

          I have now added a number of plans for myself and items and books I need to purchase, thanks to this concept. I don’t know if I will be one of the teachers, but someone will, and I will have resources they can use. God will decide if it is me, or another and I desire only His will.

          You have confirmed for me the understanding I believe was shown me Saturday night. It turns the Storm 180 degrees. Thank you.

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          • charliej373 says:

            During my pilgrimage, I had the pleasure of attending several Protestant Bible Study meetings – usually on Wednesday nights. I had a wonderful time at each (but I went in just wanting to listen and share what I could on Christ – not to try to show anyone where they were wrong.) It made for marvelous encounters. Often, after seeing I was not there to proselytize them, it led to honest open questions about why we believe what we believe – and gave me an opportunity to understand better why they believed certain tenets. In every one of these, I am very proud to say, we all left regarding each other as fellow workers in the Master’s vineyard.

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        • Petra says:

          Ellen; I can imagine such a quake taking place, given the things being said out there about Yosemite, and also the New Madrid fault. But as I was looking over the responses to your comment, (SteveBC’s: “However, it seems odd that the area of the country that is most Christian and trying the hardest to repair themselves is the area that is devastated, while the more babylonian Left and East coasts are not particularly/directly affected.” I thought, the devastating earthquake could be metaphorical, as in a decision from the Supreme Court to give the nod to same sex “marriage” causing a devastating “earthquake” against Christian values in the center of the country.
          I am praying so hard for the Justices and against such a decision. God, help us please.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Thank you, Petra. That is as plausible as a giant physical earthquake – actually, a little more so in my mind. There are societies that have been as decadent, perhaps more, than ours has become. But I know none that became so hopelessly decadent so quickly. When I was young I used to think it could not be upended so quickly – the things I was shown just could not happen in my lifetime. In the early 60s, Mayberry was not far off the mark on how rural – and even suburban – life actually was. It spins your head.

            Now, I think there are physical signs that accompany the greater spiritual realities. For example, I was told that the period preceding the Storm was the period of “rumblings.” It did not escape my notice that, all across the world, there have been mysterious actual rumblings reported – and often recorded – accompanying that period. A restraining hand seems to have been withdrawn from extreme weather episodes. But I regard these largely as signs of what has happened to us spiritually, not as the actual events we must fear. It would not surprise me if there was an intense earthquake in a strange spot to herald the thunderclap of the full fury of the Storm. But it will not be a full-scale disaster movie type earthquake I don’t think. That has already happened in our spiritual and cultural realm.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Petra, that is a very interesting take on this earthquake stuff, and I agree generally with Charlie’s comment as well.

            The only thing that cautions me on this idea is that EllenChris received an authentication that was indeed a huge earthquake in the physical world that physically swept away over 200,000 people. Without that authentication, I would happily agree with your idea. With the authentication, I find myself pausing a bit.

            The authentication could be a metaphor for something that sweeps across the culture of the Midwest, but I would think it misleading if that’s what turns out to happen. Either EllenChris is misinterpreting a prophecy that turned out to come true, or our desire to point to a spiritual sweeping away is perhaps incorrect.

            I will also add that a huge earthquake in the Midwest and potential destruction of the Mississippi river network and most or all east-west connections would divide this country profoundly. I doubt the United States as a coherent entity would survive. If the aim is to show how divisiveness builds to a decisive conclusion, that would be it.

            Then we would all be faced with the choice of whether to exert massive effort to heal our physical divisions (which would require healing our cultural and spiritual divisions as well) or let the idea of our country die away. Now *that* is a profound challenge to everyone in the US, and depending on the choice we all make, could lead to great good, including rededication to E Pluribus Unum and all it implies.

            I don’t see any other physical or cultural/spiritual thing that could so divide us and force us to face this choice than an earthquake in the Midwest. Perhaps the inevitable need to rely on the people of the Midwest and western South to shoulder most of the rebuilding effort is actually a vote of confidence in us making that choice in a good way.

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          • Petra says:

            Did I say Yosemite???? I meant, Yellowstone.

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          • Mick says:

            Hee hee, Petra! I can’t keep from giggling… Your Yosemite/Yellowstone thing is making me think of Yosemite Sam and Yogi Bear (of “Jellystone” fame). I don’t know if this indicates that I have the mentality of a five-year-old cartoon addict, or if I’m not taking these issues seriously enough. Or maybe it’s because I’ve been up since 3:45 am because the baby woke up. Sleep derivation makes me weird(er).

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          • Petra says:

            Mick: I don’t know what it is with my brain. I actually reread my posts, sometimes several times, before I hit the *post* button, to MAKE SURE it’s what I want to say — and then after it’s out there, I see the mistake. I am definitely NOT smarter than the average bear!
            And yeah, starting your day at 3:45 am will make anybody slap-happy. 🙂

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  12. Julia Meredith says:

    Dear Charlie, thank you for the last post and the quote from Jeremiah. That quote was given to me many years ago when I was convinced God wanted me to be a martyr or at least suffer, by a person at a prayer group who did not have a clue what I was thinking at the time and gave me great hope. Having had a grandfather in the 1st World War in the trenches who was awarded the British Military Cross for bravery and a father who was in the 2nd World War fighting the Nazis and mentioned in Despatches, I have always been interested in what happened during those periods. Do many people know that there were probably nearly 20 million deaths in 1st and 60 million in 2nd including the genocide of 6 million Jewish people? Plus just after the 1st World War there was the Spanish flu with estimates of up to 50 million deaths worldwide. Then there was the Russian Revolution, the Christian Armenian slaughter, Stalins purges, famine in Ukraine, the atomic bombs in Japan and I could go on and on including all the natural disasters. What will be so different about this Storm? Are not people in the Middle East and places like Nigeria and recently Nepal already in the middle of such a Storm or are you just referring to USA and possibly Europe? Is there something different in the type of Storm predicted? Sometimes I think there is nothing new under the sun and mankind has always been in turmoil. Is it that nowadays we (at least in the West) have been given so much and so many blessings with regards to material wealth/food/healthcare, that we have lost our reliance on God and have turned cold towards God as if we did not need Him? Is it the same as Nazi Germany or Red Russia who turned from God. I know there is such evil in the West as if we live in Sodom and Gomarrah and have the usual signs of the previous fall of empires. Also the general apostasy as if God is a medieval conception to control people. Apart from the Christians I know in church, I am a bit of an outsider at work, with some friends and even in my own family because I believe in God. People are even more askance when I mention the devil. I am struggling here because it seems there has always been and still is such terrible suffering of Storms but perhaps this generation in the West think that no such thing on such a huge scale can happen to them. I did a tour of Auschwitz a few years ago when visiting the Divine Mercy shrine. I will never forget the silence at the end when the guide tour said ‘do not think this can not happen again in civilised societies. Germany was one of the most civilised with it’s art and culture and education’. We had no questions after the tour as we were in stunned silence at the abominable horror that took place there. Forgive me for musing so long but am just wandering what the difference is or is it a Storm as the ones before or even connected but this time we get a heavenly rescue?
    Much love in Jesus and for Hope

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hi Julia. The Storm is for the entire world. I speak sometimes of governmental institutions in the U.S., primarily, but otherwise, I speak of the world. I speak from an American perspective, in part, because that is what I am. I see more signs in the American decay of the instruments of freedom because, at least since WWI, the US has been the prime guarantor of liberty in the world and the prime support for the oppressed who aspire to it. Now we conspire against free peoples while helping ruthless rogue regimes build weapons of mass destruction to menace others and oppress their own people. When the US becomes the enemy of liberty and those who are oppressed, what backstop is left? None. And so the death spiral of modern culture is well underway.

      Yes, in many Middle Eastern and African countries the Storm is fully engaged. It is actually heavily engaged everywhere – it is just that some live in areas where the levies, though stressed, have not fully broken yet.

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      • GB says:

        You mention that – “the US has been the prime guarantor of liberty in the world and the prime support for the oppressed who aspire to it” – but maybe the decay you speak of is not about the U.S. failing to promote liberty, rather it is that the US is no longer a nation that, I think we could say, has the Lord for its God [I mean, the French Revolution had “LIBERTY” as part of its battle cry, and I think we can agree that its LIBERTY as a cornerstone can be a double edged sword]. I could be convinced otherwise, but I don’t think things of heaven are necessarily concerned with ensuring “Liberty” (its certainly not a biblical principal) nor its spread across the globe. Liberty unhinged is our undoing and is more of a political theory, and at home in discussion of “liberation theology.” I’d prefer less Liberty, and more “Justice” as in a Just society. Just my two cents on the issue of America’s fall…

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        • charliej373 says:

          I think you have been seduced into the impoverished misdefinition of liberty as license so common among leftists. Not only is liberty Biblical, it is one of the first principles. God formed each of us and endowed us with free will – not subject even to coercion by Him. That is how He intends it, He so values liberty. The formation of Christianity was stunning – the first faith that neither barred any from membership because of nationality, regionality, or ethnicity – nor allowed for any coercion. Yes, in some sorrowful episodes, authorities have betrayed our Founder by coercing the will of others, but that is contrary to His stated will.

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          • GB says:

            Well I don’t think America’s ever been concerned with protecting “free will” [if that’s what your are saying]. I think it’s true America intervened in recent history to protect peoples from occult [Naziism] and atheistic [Communism] powers – but only after America was attacked. And I’m also not so sure that but I’m not aware of actually any part of America’s founding that supplies the theological understanding of Liberty – the Founding Fathers were Masons, and often agnostics – if there is any rightful nostalgia for American Liberty, it was because the American people carried with them, at least, a Christian worldview. We’ve even occasionally had strong Christians as President.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Well, GB, I have always marveled at how America’s founding had some great parallels to the founding of Christianity. Anyone, regardless of nationality could become a citizen – an heir, as it were – simply by embracing the principles expressed in the Constitution and overtly adopting them. The execution was, as with all things human, flawed, but set in motion the principles that would allow it to grow in goodness. The Bill of Rights is a practical enunciation of defending free will, without allowing it to be license.

            Yes, most of the founders were Masons and many were deists if not agnostics. But be careful about dismissing people because they do not have the “right” religious or cultural pedigree, lest you become the Jewish official who said of Jesus, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

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      • Mary Ann says:

        Do you think there will be any mitigation for the US because so much of what is done is imposed by elites or done in secret? I know there is much sin here, and faith is rapidly being lost, but…

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        • charliej373 says:

          There is a great battle – and each soul is the battleground. So if there are enough people in the US who still honestly call to God – or will call to Him when they see what we have wrought, then yes, there will be much mitigation. The powers that be, that think they are the titans right now – and seem to many others to be, will be swept away like so much chaff as the battle they have sought commences in its full fury. They are almost irrelevant to what happens after final collapse. Among those who have been oppressed the question is, Will the son of Man find faith on earth? To the extent He does is the extent to which He will stretch His hand out to us in mitigation. Fast and pray.

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          • Joseph says:

            Charlie,
            Thank you so very much for your reply to Mary Ann on mitigation for those who “still honestly call to God”. Your words are as a light on, and a cool drink of water to a man in a vast desert, lost and stumbling around in the dark of night!

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    • Petra says:

      Julia Meredith said: “Do many people know that there were probably nearly 20 million deaths in 1st [World War] and 60 million in 2nd [World War] including the genocide of 6 million Jewish people?”
      I just want to mention that there were about 12 million people killed in the Nazi genocide camps, about 6 million of which were Jews. Not that your comment was inaccurate, but often when we hear the word “Holocaust” it is referring to the 6 million Jewish people killed, and almost always neglects to mention the 6 million other souls who suffered in the same brutal way. The 6 million Jews were a large percentage of total world Jewish population, and the impact of that loss on them was huge. But it is a kind of pet peeve with me that when the atrocity of Nazi concentration camps is mentioned, it’s become standard to repeat the 6 million number, and not the whole 12 million number. It seems to me a grave injustice to not mention the other 6 million who suffered the same cruel death who are being forgotten. I hope you don’t mind the clarification. I try to mention it wherever I see the number of 6 million repeated.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Thank you, Petra. It mildly irritates me, too. It especially irritates me when google intellectuals try to make Hitler out to be some sort of Christian. Priests and pastors were specifically in his target group – as well, of course, as gypsies and the disabled. When St. John Paul went to the secret seminary, he risked execution – for that was the punishment the Nazis prescribed for the crime of going to a seminary.

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      • CrewDog says:

        …… and remember! Hitler/Nazis, as horrid as they be, were pikers compared to Stalin and Mao ……. and if there is a mass murder % of populace category then Pol Pot in Cambodia holds that sorry record ….. godless Socialist All!

        GOD SAVE ALL HERE!

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        • johnmcfarm says:

          I often wonder if in God’s eyes the US makes those other nations look like amateurs in evil with our obsession with abortion. Nearly sixty million babies killed in the US! I have a pet theory that Satan…who is not a god and therefore not all knowing has the ability to learn. And, combined with his evil cunning has “improved” in his ability to tempt otherwise good people into doing evil and causing death in mass quantities.

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      • EllenChris says:

        Agree, Petra. We are all in this together. The death camps exterminated between 11 and 12 million. Among them were many serious Christians who suffered for helping Jews — the “Righteous Gentiles” and others who were just inconvenient to the Nazi regime. ALL should be remembered — we are all in this together.

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        • mmbev says:

          I felt very privileged that my parish priest, who officiated at our marriage, had survived both Dachau and Auschwitz. It was as if God was giving us a special blessing on our marriage.

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      • Julia Meredith says:

        Yes you are right and when I visited Auschwitz they mentioned all the other groups of christians, pastors, nuns, priests, political prisoners etc. I saw St Maximilian’s cell and also a cell where a Polish officer had managed to draw into the concrete wall a wonderful scene of the crucifixion and one of the resurrection. Such hope in the midst of so much horror.
        Julia

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  13. shjihmhs says:

    Thanks Charlie! That was very interesting, considering how the Heavenly Math is so different from ours. It does make sense though! Very insightful.
    Stay safe out in that Colorado cabin of yours! :o)

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  14. Jean says:

    Thanks for the uplifting message Charlie. I think most Christians are ready to get to the rescue regardless of what’s in the middle. Let’s hope we can cope with it all.

    Just an note about your article, you didn’t capitalize the word God in the sentence below. I thought it might be an easy fix if I brought it to your attention:

    “But what I DO know is that god intends good for us.”

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    • charliej373 says:

      Yes, several sharp-eyed readers brought that typo to my attention. Like I say, Internet has been in and out today – mostly out, so I have had to get as much in at a time before I am cut off again – which makes for very sloppy proofing. Thanks for being one of those sharp-eyed readers.

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      • Kathleen from NJ says:

        Hi Charlie! Can you talk a bit about being overly scrupulous during the storm? In other words, where do we have to be careful that we don’t see sins where there are no sins and mortal sins where there are only venial sins? And how do we keep from our own guilt feelings for what we have done or what we think we have failed to do. This would include judging our neighbor through over scrupulosity. I hope you get what I’m trying to say here. Come Holy Spirit! Yes, confession and having a good spiritual director helps. But I’m feeling and sensing that the enemy could certainly do a number on many through over scrupulous guilt and thereby rob many of peace and worse become misdirected in the storm.
        Thank you and God Bless!
        Kathleen

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        • charliej373 says:

          That is a wise questions, Kathleen, and something I think about. Actually, many here have already gotten a lot of it in the course of talking together. Safety really is found in the ordinary – and crises usually bring that out very well. When you are in a crisis, rarely do you ask people whether they are Catholic, or whether they believe in Medjugorje, or whether they pray often enough to suit you: you simply help them if you can in the swirling chaos – or receive help if you need it and receive the help with gratitude. If you are about to be killed, you are as grateful at being rescued by a hooker or a dope addict as you are by a priest or cop.

          A great thing about crisis does is gets each of us out of ourselves – fully involved in the moment and with others. We do it instinctively and without thinking. For you see, in the end, that is what scrupulosity really is – a subtle form of vanity and pride – always measuring ourselves against others, asking whether we are good enough or always measuring others against ourselves, asking whether they are good enough. Either way, it is completely self-absorbed. When we just do as best we can we get out of that self-absorption. Now I know that sometimes it has been beaten into people. My mother suffered from scrupulosity on both ends. But in her childhood she was often surrounded by relatives who preached a cruel. ugly faith where God was always waiting for you to step out of line so He could squash you…taught that whatever she did was not good enough. She could be so terribly uncomfortably self-conscious about everything that it made everyone feel awkward. But then, in an emergency, she would race into action. Whenever she could get out of her own head and just do, she was truly magnificent. Our Christmases were always glorious. However bad a shape Mom might be in, she always rallied around Thanksgiving and made the Christmas season a truly miraculous and joyful time. She acted with confidence – constantly doing for others and sharing their joy. Now her turkeys were usually cooked until they were dry as dust, but what a gifted baker and candy-maker she was…and she would invite us kids to help. Complete patience – and often laughter – as we screwed things up and she made it better. We would have so many people over and Mom was at the center of everything, without ever needing to. She was the center because she was fully alert and fully relaxed, making all feel welcome and full of laughter. Often, after New Years, she would go back into her self-absorbed shell. How I wished she could have seen how easy for her it was to be magnificent – just do, share, laugh as she always did during the Christmas season. Of, course, now she does…but that is how we must act here and now. I often think of this Storm as the New Advent, the penitential season that leads to glorious Christmas – and I will live my Advent in complete and joyful anticipation of the Babe in the Manger coming again, renewing us with His presence.

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        • DanSouthChicago says:

          Yes, that’s a good topic, I think.

          Thank you, Charlie, for this posting. What really “punched me in the gut” is the 50-90% of souls lost in the last century. I have read of Marian visionaries saying they saw souls “falling like snowflakes” into hell. That is terrifying enough, but half of all people rejecting the love of God — the number is just so stark and horrifying.

          For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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  15. Vladimir says:

    Thank you, Charlie. It is horrible so many souls are being lost to hell. Forever. I ponder this word very often, trying to fathom the deepest meaning of the reality of that word. Forever lost. Forever in darkness, forever without a chance to repair for the sins, to experience all the hate of the devil, all his torments… etc., etc. Just plain horrible multiplied billions of times, never ending sadness and all the negativities we can think of. Uff, it brings chills to my back.
    As Marino Restrepo (.com) says in his book From Darkness Into the Light he was shown (after his personal mystical encounter with Jesus and his judgment) layers upon layers of souls that were lost. He was supposed to be lost, too, but got a second chance to testify to the world about it and what each one of our sins does to us and others.
    It is sad, that we have lost the sense of sin, what is right anf what not, but at the same time we are getting new priests who do know and help many people to see the reality as it is and send them on the right track.
    For anybody in Detroit are if you want to get a real good confession, visit the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Sterling Heights, they hear confessions there every day for as long as people stand in the queue. They are my countrymen, willing to help people come back to the Lord. Use their services, they will be glad to help. It is also a part of the Rescue.
    Sometimes I have a feeling like we should be screaming: “People, what are you doing? What are you doing to your souls? Have mercy upon yourself, upon your soul. Straighten up!”

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  16. mmbev says:

    If, with all the years of your training, you cannot always be sure of heaven’s reckoning, then how wonderful God is to us to provide a way to assure us. I have only a few who know something awful is about to happen. One learned just from his own prayer life and watching the signs he sees in the world. He does as much as he is able given his circumstances. And a family that also realize but, I think, looks for into the distance at bit yet. How few. How few.

    It is as if our culture, even of people who are living “good lives” as they see them, have missed any awareness, and it is so confusing when the darkness has past the horizon, and seems to grow closer each passing. day.

    “For I know the plans I have for you, ….to give you a future and a hope.” And we know that this future is not necessarily here, but eternal if we but cling to Him.

    You say, “Stand steady as things get darker.” You have shown us God’s plan. You have taught us the necessary steps to stay strong at our posts, and to follow the steps that will keep us and our loved ones safe. How much I wish every person on earth could know this gift! What made us able to be able to use our eternal eyes and to see what most cannot?

    It carries a heavy responsibility for us as well, WE MUST follow the steps. THEY will need HOPE and LOVE…. and how will He give it to them, if not through us. It is for us a gift, wrapped in responsibility and He will show us the way if we follow what He has told us through you.

    So, for now, we must “stand steady as things get darker”. We know that the Triumph brings a new and changed world….one promised and for which we all long for.

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  17. For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
    How long will you assail a person,
    will you batter your victim, all of you,
    as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
    Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
    They take pleasure in falsehood;
    they bless with their mouths,
    but inwardly they curse.
    Psalm 62: 1-4

    An then consider these words by St Teresa of Avila:

    “Souls that have arrived at this degree of perfection in prayer do not ask God to deliver them from trials and temptations, nor from persecutions and combats.”

    Today while praying the Rosary — something I neglected lately due to too many things to do — I had a thought come to me: that we are living in the last few days of this world we know and soon things will change, we must extract out of this experience all the juice we can get. Because we won’t make it to the other side in a bed of roses and then the harder the road here the bigger the reward there. That thought gave me peace. I was able to say good bye to everything and truly leave everything to the will of God.

    Welcome back Charles!

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    • SteveBC says:

      Carlos, that is profound. Every now and then, I pause in what I’m doing and consider what is coming … and what is ending. I think of the quote about the time of Noah, that people were going about their lives as if nothing untoward or unusual was heading their way, and then their world was literally swept away.

      A fin de siècle moment, I believe that is the term.

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    • Kathleen from NJ says:

      Hi Carlos,
      Abandonment to God! That’s what best describes to me what you are saying.

      Prayers of Abandonment by St. Ignatius of Loyola
      Lord, teach me to be generous.
      Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
      to give and not to count the cost,
      to fight and not to heed the wounds,
      to toil and not to seek for rest,
      to labor and not to ask for any reward,
      except that of knowing I do your will.
      Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
      my memory, my understanding
      and my entire will,
      All I have and call my own.
      You have given all to me.
      To you, Lord, I return it.
      Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
      Give me only your love and your grace.
      That is enough for me.

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      • I had to translate that prayer a few years ago. I was struck by the offering of memory. It is true that the grace and love of God is the highest thing any man or woman can aspire to. Thank you for bringing up this beautiful prayer.

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        • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

          Oh, Carlos….great point about memory! Painful memories can hurt our relationship with God.

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  18. Diane says:

    Always and forever God is good. What you have written I also have engraved in my heart. I have once written it is uncanny how so much of what I read here has also been revealed to me. God is making sure His message is known. It is that golden thread weaving us all together & have no doubt that there is a “Charlie” in other parts of the world weaving that golden thread of hope, love and most assuredly mercy. He is that good and that omnipotent – not one of His will be left wondering or wanting – how blessed we are to have a love as mysteriously wonderful as our God is. Listen to His whispers – they are quite loud if you take away the mud and scales we hide behind because of fear. Love. I do. Praise His name always aim your heart – He is there – let your heart beat with the same rhythm as His.

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  19. Alex Perry says:

    Our Lady at Akita said fire will fall from the sky and a great majority of humanity will be lost and those left will envy the dead. Doesn’t sound like 26 million??

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    • charliej373 says:

      Let me give you an example that I know with certainty, Alex: the heavens were rocked by the first big event of the rumblings which preceded the fullness of the Storm on September 20, 2000. I knew it in advance, knew that we would not even notice for a time, that what it signaled was the rise of large-scale institutionalized terror, wrote that up for my priests before it happened, and spent that whole day in prayer on the grounds of Our Lady of the Snows Shrine in Belleville, Illinois. We did not even notice the great change until we felt its first larger residual effects almost a year later on September 11, 2001.

      Our Lady of Akita has spoken truly. But because you do not imagine any fire other than the temporal kind you easily see here, you have trouble seeing that it may be as you expect, or she may be speaking of the fire you cannot see except in retrospect. That is why interpretation of prophecy is so dicey…everyone wants to reduce it to terms we can easily understand in these shadowlands. It is why the most pious and well-informed could not imagine that John the Baptist could be Elijah come again…or that the motley Jesus of Nazareth could be the mighty, regal King of the Universe all prophecy foretold. Heaven paints a glorious masterpiece, and we reduce it to a childish scrawl with crayons. Sometimes we are close to right – but even when we are the majesty and subtlety of it is lost. That is largely what I am trying to get across here…to get people to stop relentlessly thinking in terms of the crayons that are our best tools here when interpreting prophecy. We won’t necessarily get it right more often, but we will humbly get it completely wrong a lot less often.

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      • Yes, Charlie. Heaven has to deal with realities, with truth. We are but little children and some of us are just blinded by wickedness. I often say we cannot explain life to a three year old. Well, the problem is we are not even three years old when it comes to understand Heaven and God’s design for us.
        Yes, Our Lady of Akita spoke true words but that does not necessarily refer to reality as we see it but perhaps to reality as we will see it at some point in the future. Who would have said in Palestine of the first century that the Lamb of God was going to be born there while His people were completely oblivious to the most important happening in the history of mankind up to that day? He was born and the shepherds were out in the fields. Why are shepherds out in the fields in the middle of the night? Because it was the night the lambs were born. I am from a wool producing region by the Andes mountains, there sheep give birth all about the same time too.We are born at any time of the year but little lambs are all born around the first moon of the spring. The time was right also, it was about the beginning of the year in the month of Nisan. Then the lamb for Passover had to be “about one year old, without blemish” to be killed one year later on Nisan 14. Then he “will be called a Galilean” and so it was possible for Him to eat the passover one day in advance IF THE PASSOVER fell on Friday so Galileans did not have to spend Saturday on the road and violate the Sabbath etc. There was a dispensation that year for Galileans to eat the passover earlier. So Our Lord could have the Passover meal and be the True Passover at the same time. That night He did not sleep and the following day was for Him all non-stop suffering. Because He was so tired and physically spent His heart failed under the exertions of the brutal roman cross just in time and so His legs did not have to be broken… etc. ALL WAS PREPARED to the smallest minutiae, from far constellations, to the moon, the eclipse, the palms the previous Sunday, Pilate’s words, his wife’s dreams … all of it in a manner that no one on earth could have organized before hand … so we can believe. Such is the Divine Language singing the rhapsody of salvation. We know His voice. We will hear it one day in awe but it may be millenia until we can fully understand what we are living through today. That is why is so important to abandon ourselves to the melody now. We will hear it whole one day.

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        • LittleLight says:

          Those are beautiful, edifying meditations, Carlos.

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        • LittleLight says:

          Charlie wrote: “…that what it signaled was the rise of large-scale institutionalized terror,…”

          This reminds me of the tv game show Jeopardy’s bell: “Ding, ding, ding, ding!” Aaargh, gallows humor, indeed. But yes, if I could put that feeling of the interior interpersonal nuclear war into words, your above phrase would define it perfectly and completely.

          One example: volunteers for youth sports. The “large-scale institutionalized terror” mindset has trickled down even here. It has done so with the unrealistic demands/expectations on volunteers time/energy and talent to make a fun sport into a god. Also with excessive rules and regulations.

          The above is one small example. But for those raising children today, the rise of large-scale institutional terror is obvious. It is of course one of the battle fronts. Control the young children—control the future.

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        • Nancy D says:

          v.1 “My life flows on in endless song;
          Above earth’s lamentation.
          I hear the real though far-off hymn
          That hails a new creation.
          v.2 “Through all the tumult and the strife,
          I hear that music ringing;
          It sounds and echoes in my soul;
          How can I keep from singing?
          v.3 “What though the tempest ’round me roar,
          I hear the truth it liveth.
          What though the darkness ’round me close,
          Songs in the night it giveth.
          Refrain:
          No storm can shake my inmost calm,
          While to that rock I’m clinging.
          Since Love is Lord of heaven and earth,
          HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

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        • mmbev says:

          Carlos: That was so utterly beautiful, that the word “beautiful” seems tawdry to describe it. One holds their breath, unable to exhale until finished -“the Divine Language singing the rhapsody of salvation.”

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        • connie says:

          Carlos, it seems as if YOU are on fire…with the Holy Spirit!!!!
          Beautiful, breathtakingly beautiful!!!!

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      • LittleLight says:

        Charlie wrote: “Our Lady of Akita has spoken truly. But because you do not imagine any fire other than the temporal kind you easily see here, you have trouble seeing that it may be as you expect, or she may be speaking of the fire you cannot see except in retrospect.”

        Yes. Sometimes I feel like I losing my sanity, because the interior battle is so overwhelming. Not just the obvious big world problems, but the inner, stupid, every-day stuff has become so much more brutal.

        Maybe it is just because I have young adults, teens, school aged and a preschooler, I don’t know–life would be challenging even in the best circumstances.

        It just seems there is a nuclear fire bomb trying to destroy good in every are of interpersonal relationships. It seems that the more busy we are, the easier it becomes to fall into this. It seems impossible to slow life down, because modern demands and expectations on parents are what they are, and resistance seems all but impossible. So definitely the cease-less activity and running, play right into the satan’s plans. I can see it, am living it, but feel powerless to stop it.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Little, please take to heart my experience from my pilgrimage. Some days I would walk 20 or more miles and it would be fine. Others, I could only get about a mile going uphill before I had to make camp for the day – and sometimes that mile came much harder than the 20 on easier days. But each day, I just did what I could, be it a little at a lot. My advantage was I knew I would not quit until the journey was complete. Just take care of what is right in front of you and, whether you make a mile – or 20 – be glad and do it again the next day. Keep doing it and you will make your goal – and when it seems all too hard, if you just keep going, pretending to have interior peace even when you don’t, in time it will take root and flower again in your heart. And in time after that, you will struggle anew. When things are going very good, know that a struggle is up ahead. When things are all a struggle, know that peace is up ahead. It is not whether you walk in struggle or in peace that defines you, but that you keep walking regardless. That is how you endure.

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          • Alison says:

            Come Holy Spirit. Oh how I needed to hear your reply. I am wearing the very same shoes as Little Light. Your words are like salve for the blisters.

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          • Becky-TN says:

            I needed to read this, Charlie! Thanks!

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          • LittleLight says:

            Thank you. I need to print this out

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          • LittleLight says:

            May I ask you a question? Sometimes I find myself in a spot where I can’t breathe and I can’t move forward. I know this can be because I made the wrong choice (sin). I have seen this paralysis dissolve in the sacrament of confession. Can this also be a suffering we need to endure for other people in our lives or is this always a result of personal sin? If it is a suffering we are asked to endure, how can one discern this, so as to be useful and docile for God instead of working against Him? Thank you!

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        • Petra says:

          LittleLight: I have heard, and have experienced this myself, that if you carve out time for prayer every day, putting it first as a non-negotiable time commitment (10 minutes morning, 15 minutes at night, something like that to start), then put the rest of your schedule around it, something sort of miraculous happens. Time seems to slow down, and the relentless activity lessens. I know it sounds like adding another thing would just be too much, but actually, by God’s grace, it does the opposite.
          Also, if possible, at some point add family prayer (maybe make a commitment to dinner together every night around the table, also non-negotiable) – and begin and end that with prayer. It seemed to help our family. I strongly recommend devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for this. Also, prayer to St. Anthony. St. Anthony is an amazing saint who works miracles.

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        • Alphonsus says:

          Little Light, I can empathize with how much being a parent can overwhelm a person. Each child requires a tremendous amount of work and that goes on every day for many years. What helped me was something a priest wrote in which he said that everything done for one’s child is done as if for Jesus. So I started looking at it that way. It didn’t reduce the amount of work or the fatigue, but it did lead me to something this morning as I was fishing through a pile of washed clothes for a missing sock for my youngest. I started grumbling about all the laundry that has to be done every day. Then I remembered that it was all being done for Jesus. So I blurted out loud, “You sure do mess up a lot of clothes every day, Jesus!” That took the edge right off. 🙂

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        • Petra says:

          Little Light asked: “May I ask you a question? Sometimes I find myself in a spot where I can’t breathe and I can’t move forward. … Can this also be a suffering we need to endure for other people in our lives or is this always a result of personal sin?”

          For myself, if I find myself in that sort of spot, I figure it needs to be addressed with immediate and fervent prayer, because I usually do not know what has is causing the blockage. There seems to be a difference (in my own perception) of a sort of spiritual weakness due to some sin I committed (which I try to immediately repent of and then confess in the confessional when I go) and the kind of spiritual blankness you seem to be describing. Not knowing what is causing it (or why God is permitting it) I usually act like a 3 year old throwing myself onto Him in a sort of prayerful melt-down. 🙂 Most of the time I never figure out why it has happened – maybe it’s for someone else, maybe it’s because I need to be reminded everything is dependent on Him and my confidence in my own devices needs a check, maybe He just wants me to pray and only He knows why. All I know is I usually stop whatever I’m doing (well, unless I’m driving!) wherever I am and fervently pray until I feel a sense of peace. Hope this helps a little.

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  20. I could see 50-90% being damned if all were to die immediately at this moment. But thankfully the majority of those dying today (in America, at least) are members of the Last Good Generation (containing the WWII vets), and (in my potentially very wrong opinion!) are generally dying with a clear conscience. However the Baby Boomer generation is clearly not ready to die; and yet they’re getting up there in age. That’s why the storm/chastisements are necessary now: God isn’t going to allow that generation to pass into eternity without a radical effort to bring them back to Him while conversion is still possible.

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    • Anne says:

      Daniel I understand re older generation …..my parents have now both gone and I have noticed several of dad’s colleagues go lately. I call them “the old salts”.
      Good.strong faithful to God …. Good neighbours …. As we say inAustralia …..real true blues……… Or ridge didge. Types.They are going fast and attitudes on earth in following generations are very different. In general a real self preservation attitude.

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    • Irish7 says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing Daniel. Wow! The BB generation has made me so sad since I was a small child.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Irish7, please don’t write off all BBs. When a generation rises, oftentimes the worst rise first. They want power or control, and they seek advantage relentlessly. We all see this portion of my generation making up the worst of our elites, and so on down the hierarchy.

        BB generations are the most split of any generation (read “Generations” by William Strauss and Neil Howe). They cause great harm at first. In this BB generation we see the elites grabbing every advantage they can and hanging on way too long, because their “apotheosis” corresponds to the last dregs of this System of the World.

        We have not seen much of the other portion of this BB generation (I won’t say “the other half”), but Charlie is an example of a BB, I believe, as are a number of others here, like CrewDog. We either never went for the Power or in our younger years were held away from Power by those who guide and protect us.

        As far as this BB generation is concerned, the best are just coming into play. As a generation, we have a whole lot to make up for, I’m afraid. I will absolutely agree with you about that. I hope and pray that we BBs will be able to rise to that challenge, in concert with the best of the other generations now extant.

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        • Don’t worry, Steve. If individuals were to be judged based simply on the righteousness of their generation, I’d be a heck of a lot worse off than a BBer 😉

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        • Mary Ann says:

          As part of the Class of ’68, born 9 months after VJ-Day I can speak for the other side of the boomers. From the beginning, there were two opposing sides. The ones that quietly did their duty, and the few who went nuts and took the world with them. The one way in which the majority got seduced was contraception. What was common to both sides was that they were the first generation to grow up seeing themselves on tv in a national peer group. From music to marriage to liturgy, there has been a strong contingent of bb’s, as you say, that has opposed the dominant culture, a culture often put in place by a few and then used to brainwash the rest. I can’t say what the division is now, because the sex culture and materialism has taken its toll, but I do think a great part of those born between 1946 and 1960 are a sidelined force that will be powerful once awakened spiritually.

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          • Mary Ann says:

            And I just realized I said the same thing as Steve BC, only less eloquently!

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          • charliej373 says:

            A powerful insight, Mary Ann.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Mary Ann, your comment brought in some material I did not even think of. Yes, our generation was really the first to face the intense alterations we continue to deal with now. Some of us took advantage and rode that wave as hard and far as they have been able to. Others, like me, have missed the significance of a number of changes, or gone for convenience, or simply not thought enough about some things that we should have early on. Now we’re in the middle of the dreck. I think a great number of us are going back over our lives and realizing where we ourselves went wrong, what we ignorantly tossed away, and what we now know actually matters. The last several years for me have been like that, and it has been eye-opening and sobering. Yet we are still here, and having thought things through by now, we have an opportunity to set it right and start anew.

            We just need the Storm to blow away the chaff.

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        • Irish7 says:

          I agree Steve and Mary Ann. They don’t make me sad because I judge them. Quite the contrary. (And please excuse the wide crude brush necessary in talking about culture). Something seems lost or stolen in many of them. I have always sensed a discontented listlessness and passive disconnect from purpose and authenticity and meaning. It always made me sad. Like good souls living in a prison and blinded to the lock on the inside if the cage. My first instinct in preparing for the storm was to be most worried about them (and not because of their age). My second thought and conclusion is that their deliverance is at hand. They are about to meet themselves and their purpose, and it’s going to be something to behold.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Wow, Irish7, the last two sentences in particular brought me chills. Quite profound insight, I think.

            Where you say, “passive disconnect,” I have seen both a naive trust in ideology or government or politician, and a complete unwillingness to do their homework on any issue of importance. The combination is deadly, not to them alone but to our culture. So many of my generation have lost any ability to think. Sunk in slogans and theory, they indeed lack authenticity, just as you say. Let us hope these lost ones will rise to their purpose.

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          • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

            Ugh. I have always intensely disliked even being grouped in as a “Baby Boomer.” I was born in 1960 and have had absolutely no interest in the excesses of the Boomer generation. My husband often comments how the Boomers have so crippled the society and culture for everyone, from the devastating culture wars unleashing radical feminism, abortion, etc. to devastating economic policies (eg, stratospheric housing prices) to their drug use to their treatment of Viet Man veterans. Interestingly, my niece writes marketing materials for Boomers, and she says research shows a definite split in how to market to Boomers, with older ones being more reachable by appealing to emotion while younger ones are more reachable by appeals to logic (to paint with a broad brush here). To me, the Clintons are the example of the Boomers “par excellent,” and their being that example makes me want no part of the label or generation. It seems to me that never has a generation been given so much and yet so squandered and been unappreciative of it. Maybe you all here are right, though, that they might yet step up to the plate, although that would require a leopard to change its spots, to go completely all cliche-ish and mix metaphors to boot! 😉

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          • joanp62 says:

            Ooh, I like that marketing study. I am a younger baby boomer, born in 1962 and I am definitely more logical than emotional. I also don’t like being grouped into the BB group.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Monica Joseph, the Baby Boomer type of generation is always the most polarized, the most split, and the most apt to make sweeping rejections of others, including other BBers. 🙂

            From another point of view this particular BB generation is really the core generation attacked by the satan. The satan has focused hundreds of years of effort toward corrupting this one generation. He has been wildly successful in many ways and with many of this BB generation’s members. He has been unsuccessful with many other members.

            We see the ones the satan has rewarded with worldly power, money, and influence. We meet the ones who have had their mental abilities crippled by overwhelming emotion and the subtle corrosion of the satan’s ideologies, particularly the ones that speak in glowing terms but are deeply corrupting.

            We haven’t really seen the ones of this generation who have fought, been limited, been forced out of early dreams, or attacked unsuccessfully by the satan directly. They are too small and too quiet until now to be much noticed. But they do exist. And they are rising.

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          • Monica Joseph of the Blessed Sacrament, OCDS says:

            Well, Steve, that is an interesting idea that the satan has focused extra energy towards the BB generation. And, if it is true about BBs being the most critical of fellow Boomers, I guess I have to plead guilty. 😉 This is a longstanding irritation for me, though; I have always identified better with the WWII generation in every way.

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          • SteveBC says:

            JoanP62, I was born in 1951 and am relentlessly logical. My first younger brother is emotionally centered, and my second younger brother is logical. Perhaps the bit about the split between emotional and logical is true, but I have no supporting evidence for it.

            I think that people who are boomers and who dislike/hate being classed in the boomer generation might dislike being lumped into any group as a matter of principal. However, in my case I am OK with being a boomer but am absolutely ashamed of some of the members of my group. How much of your dislike is not liking to be classified and how much is it shame of some of your contemporaries?

            Lastly, the nickname for nuclear submarines is “boomers”. The Boomer generation is a powerful one, but errant Boomers can cause a whole lotta pain and collateral damage when they go off.

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  21. Mack says:

    The thought of all the souls that have been lost in the past century is truly troubling. But we can still do something for the people alive now. The Divine Mercy chaplet is especially powerful for the dying. St Faustina said in her diary that she was told to pray it specifically for them. May God have mercy on us all.
    Things are getting more and more unhinged; I have noticed even secular people talking about it. But the thought of the rescue is so hopeful.

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  22. Nancy D says:

    Sometimes I do get scared, when it seems we’re bombarded from all sides with crises ever new and increasingly wickedly intense. The things we can know because we see them with our own eyes and hear them with our own ears we can’t *really* know, because they are beyond our limited comprehension. And to the degree that we do comprehend them, they simply boggle the mind and produce the terror that comes with feeling utterly helpless. So. . .there is only one thing to do. . .what you’ve said all along: acknowledge God (without Him I can do nothing, but in Him I can do all things, therefore I am NOT helpless), take the next right step (because that is the ONLY way to get from “here” to “there”, from this present darkness into His marvelous light), and be a sign of hope to everyone around us (which is simply the natural result of doing the first two things). Every time I pause to remember this, I have peace. Thanks, Charlie, for telling us true. . .and teaching us the way to have peace in every circumstance.

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  23. Ann says:

    Charlie-What stopped me cold is that your heavenly visitors gave you to know that 50%-90% of people went to hell who died in the last century. They had a smidgen of the evil that has infiltrated our world now, how could that many souls be lost??? I feel less hopeful now than ever of my loved ones who are not following the faith being saved. Where is mercy?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Anne, what they said was that souls had been being lost in the last century “at an unprecedented rate.” I have interpreted it as likely being between 50 – 90 percent. I could be wrong, But even if I am, I do not know why you would lose hope about your relatives who live now when I have said emphatically that almost ALL will be converted through the vicissitude of the Storm. The flood of souls being lost will slow to a trickle than an occasional drip.

      It would have been better had we done it for love and duty. Since God has barred Himself from interfering with our will, He allows us to see realities on the ground a little clearer – so we understand how hopeless the smallest things are without recourse to Him. The Storm will show all that we are NOT the titans – and so we will turn en masse to Him who does decide the fate of nations and civilizations. Take heart – unless the relatives you speak of have the heart of a Hitler or Stalin, they will almost certainly be among those who convert.

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      • Michelle says:

        I had a response similar to Ann’s on that 50-90% lost. I hate to think of so many souls lost. I really struggle with that. I’m going to hope the 50-90 is too high, and pray that you’re right that most will return to God due to the storm. (Somehow I missed that you had said that, so I’m glad you repeated it!)

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      • EllenChris says:

        This is such a great hope, Charlie: that “we will turn en masse to Him” — may you be 100% deeply, truly right on this. it is all that gets me through — the hope that people will, indeed turn to God and be saved. There are so many in this area that have no interest at all in God right now, or who are against Him. Still praying for “The Clueless.” May they come to true Faith!

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      • mmbev says:

        “Because I dread the loss of heaven, and fear the pains of hell, …but most of all”. And it is the first part that really drives us even if we think within ourselves that it IS because “most of all because they offend Thee, oh my God, who art all worthy and deserving of all my love.”

        I am so completely willing to rationalize myself into believing that it’s really for love of Him that I am sorry, and, because He is God, He allows me that illusion, knowing that there is a huge hunk of the other driving me. We should take note that it is FEAR that will change the world and bring people back to Him. I don’t really think we are an awful lot better than many of them; He has just, for some unimaginable reason, given us this gift so we can bring His Love, His Hope of eternal life during this time to others. Sometimes, I think it is because we are better catechized than so many so we can teach them, and it is’t because of anything We have done.

        When abortion began, and then swelled into changing our rivers into rivers of blood that we are unable to see without eternal eyes, it began by taking the bodies of our children, and affecting our souls. Damage done, now it seeks to take the souls of our children–the ones we allow to live.

        Yesterday, I listened to a link that I picked up from LifeSite News with regard to pornography and how it has changed from Heffner in the 50/60’s to what is served up to our children and teaching them how people relate to each other as men and women. I had NO IDEA. Just the verbal description is worst than Imagining vomit mixed with excrement being feed to eleven year olds. That cannot come close to a metaphor for what they are served and taught is normal. If God does not bring the Storm to it’s fullness and finality, we will all go to hell. Even those who do not discover the state of the world are not exempt because we have blindly and willingly refrained from learning what depravity and indescribable sins exist in RIGHT IN OUR HOMES, on our computers and we pay money so that even if we don’t (oh, no, not us) watch it, our neighbour’s children whom we are to love as ourselves, can.

        And I realized that I should be using a sledge hammer to beat my breast at Mass, saying “through MY FAULT, through MY FAULT, my most grievous fault. It is only His Mercy that forgives the sins that I refuse, REFUSE to see.

        Dear God, forgive us for we know not what we do.

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      • Vanessa Joy says:

        Thank you for clarifying! This deeper truth gives my heart much peace and joy. I do hope and pray our Lord is merciful to our Shepherds. There is so much disrespect of the Body, Blood and Soul of Jesus during Masses. It breaks my heart.

        Last week an almost full cup of Precious Blood spilled on the marble floor due to our priest by accident, bumped into the Eucharistic minister. It was surreal as our Priest did not stop the Mass and continued on with serving the Precious Blood from another chalice. I was stunned. He made a carefree comment about how Jesus blood was spilled for everyone and left quickly after Mass. The Eucharistic ministers wiped the floor, not blotted the Precious Blood .as if they were cleaning up spilled grape juice! Worse yet, there was never any water poured onto the marble floor! A few of us stayed after Mass and adored Jesus and wept as He was still present. Tragically, the cloths used to wipe up His Precious Blood stayed in the sacristy without being soaked in water, I discovered the following morning. They were left to dry out! Gulp. I sent an email the following day and gave the Church teaching to my parish Priest after I researched it and asked a Holy Priest what the protocol was.

        When I returned to Mass the next time, I brought water and never used cotton rag cloths to soak the floor and carpet with water. I carefully placed the cloth on the floor to absorb the water. Tragically, there was still a sticky residue on the floor and foot prints on the marble in the area, even two days later!. I carefully put the wet cloths in zip lock bags and soaked the cloths in water for 24 hours and poured the water into the ground in my backyard. I am praying and urge all of us to pray much more ardently for our Priests and all those who are Eucharistic ministers.

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        • Kathy says:

          Thank you, Vanessa. Your great love and reverence for Jesus brought tears to my eyes.

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        • diane says:

          This is a frightnening story – i always held fast to the idea that the angels would protect the Blood of Christ from spilling to the ground, Demons are even at mass, though they generally bow down in the presence of God, they have no choice when He is present. To me this just shows the boldness of the satan. – we are in for a long, dragged out haul. Be sure your armour is securely fastened. God Bless you all. Love. I do.

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        • Petra says:

          Vanessa Joy: I could hardly read your comment without being sick in my heart. Just visualizing the footprints on the floor caused a very deep pain in my heart. Oh, what the Lord suffers, silently, meekly, at the hands of mankind. Lord, forgive us. Lord, forgive us. Your Majesty, forgive us. Vanessa, your actions remind me of those of Veronica.

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        • Mary-Louise says:

          Vanessa, you might consider a respectful but firm letter to the priest who allowed the Sacred Blood to be trampled on. If you get no response, or a carefree response, I would forward the correspondence to the bishop. Seriously, that kind of sacrilege should not happen and should not be waved off — the message he sent to the congregation is very gravely wrong.

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        • Petra, your words reminded me of pennance and reparation for all the abuses of the Most Holy Sacrament. Just last Sunday my confessor asked me where I was baptized (what Church) and I told him (the Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood in London.) Your gesture of reparation has drawn you very near the Immaculate Heart and Our Lady will bless you for your kindness. I will be offering prayers of reparation and also for your intentions tonight. God bless you.

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      • Ann says:

        Thank you Charlie for that reassurance. I was just at morning Mass and I thought to myself, I am willing and ready for all we will have to endure from the Storm and want it to come right now if it leads to the conversion of family and friends.

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      • Mary Ann says:

        When heaven says things like “falling into”, “going”, and “had been being” lost, I hear “in the process of being lost” – which does not mean they were in fact lost.

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    • cathryn7 says:

      Jesus gave us DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY that anyone who wants, can have all their sins mortal and venial, AND PURGATORY TAKEN AWAY!! That is Mercy. Those that don’t take advantage of it, don’t care, and don’t want it. They want to live the way they want to live and materialistic instead. They make their own decision. Jesus Mercy is always there, if we want it.

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      • Michelle says:

        They make their own decisions, that’s true. But I believe so many have to be ignorant to choose hell over heaven. I can’t fathom very many, if any really, honestly choosing hell, if they truly understood the ramifications.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Vanity is the great destroyer, Michelle, the belief that nothing is greater than yourself. I touched on how toxic vanity is in this post a few weeks ago – and how it both infuriated and haunted Emile Zola that there might be something greater than himself after he unwittingly set up a miracle at Lourdes. They do not know they are dooming themselves: they think they are maintaining their integrity and independence – but really just determined to believe they are the great and powerful. The satan encourages them in this belief, for he knows it will cause them to perish.

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      • Barbara Dore says:

        Cathyrn7, that is right. Divine Mercy Sunday is the greatest grace which is given to us , this generation.

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  24. Anne says:

    To add …….read mallett today.build your house for the storm on faith trust and love.
    Brilliantly succinct and powerful!

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  25. cathryn7 says:

    From the booklet, “The Coming Chastisement” by Brother Craig Driscoll: “St. Gaspari del Bufalo wrote: ‘The death of the impenitent persecutors of the Church will take place during the Three Days of Darkness. He who outlives the darkness and the fear of these days will think that he is alone on earth because the whole world will be covered with corpses.”
    Blessed Anna Maria Taigi tells us, “There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights.” “Only Blessed candles candles will work.”
    “Marie Julie Jahanney of France, was a stigmatist and a very holy woman who died in 1891.”
    “This is what she was told: ‘There will come three days of continued darkness; blessed candles alone will give light during the horrid darkness. One candle will last for three days. But in the homes of the godless they will not give light during those three days.” “Lightning will even penetrate the homes, but will not extinguish the light of the blessed candles. Neither wind nor storm nor earthquake will extinguish this light. ” “The earth will tremble to its foundations: the ocean will cast it’s falling waves upon the land; the earth will be changed into an immense cemetery where the corpses of the wicked and the just will cover the face of the earth. The famine that will follow will be great. All the vegetation will be destroyed as well as three-fourths of the human race. The chastisement will be worldwide.”
    “Blessed Faustina, the friend of Divine Mercy, was told by Jesus that all light will be extinguished. There will be only darkness over the whole earth. Then the Cross will appear in the sky. From the opening made by the nails light will be given and light the world for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the Last Days.”
    Michael Brown on his website: http://www.spiritdaily.com recorded a 1990 prophecy. In that one, I believe it stated that the whole world will be changed and purified, and more of a simple life as before electricity and technology, closer to the Garden of Eden. Now, aren’t we all yearning for that kind of simple life! I sure am. good food to eat. no more GMOs. no more diseases fro insecticide/pesticide etc. Yes, the prophecy above said, whole world, and 3/4 population gone. That is a lot. But, population will start over in a wonderful clean safe world. And these above mentioned blessed candles, are supposed to be ONLY BEESWAX blessed candles. Sorry for such a long comment.

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    • cathryn7 says:

      I didn’t say in my comment that God always says “FEAR NOT.” and “TRUST ME” He does not want us living in fear. Fear is the opposite of Faith. The bible says “without faith it is impossible to please God.” Be at Peace. Lean on Our Blessed Mother. Trust God for our very Breath. He will take care of us. So what’s the worse that can happen to us? Death? Martyrs go straight to Heaven. That’s better than Purgatory!

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      • Mack says:

        I’m not sure, of course, but I wonder if the darkness refers to the spiritual darkness. Surely in our time this type of darkness has greatly increased. While Satanism has always been around, for example, now it is coming out full throttle and claiming to be its own religion, with abortion as its “sacrament.” In the early 90s I was shocked to see an ad for a book called “The Sacrament of Abortion,” which promoted that awful killing.That is surely darkness, and it is spreading.
        The light could be the Holy Spirit coming again when we convert, as on Pentecost, and certainly Mary will prepare the way.

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        • charliej373 says:

          That certainly coincides with my thinking, Mack. Sometimes I have to refrain from contemplating at all about the interior life of those who advocate stridently for abortion. It is the systematic execution of children – and ultrasound technology removed the illusion that it is anything other than a child. Even those who argue for abortion “rights” know it is a child who feels agony as it is butchered. The darkness is terribly thick in modern society.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Cathryn, I have friends who have stored up beeswax for candles. I have stored absolutely none. If God is going to condemn me for not putting my faith in a particular thing, then everything I have seen, been told and believed is false and there is no hope for me anyway. If people want to put a literal temporal interpretation on just about everyone being wiped out I don’t begrudge them///but I do NOT believe that. God said after the flood there would never again be such a comprehensive disaster until the end. If the things you quote are fully literally true, than to be consonant with the promise that accompanies that rainbow in the sky, it would have to be the end. But from the very beginning…before I knew what the Storm really was, while I was still learning to write cursive, I have been emphatically told that this is NOT the end. So again, I do not begrudge anyone their visions of deep, dark destruction, but I want to make emphatically clear that I do not accept them – and, in fact, reject them as primarily clever efforts by the satan to scare people out of their wits and into trusting in things rather than in God.

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      • Bonnie C says:

        I’m so glad that someone brought up the three days of darkness. Thank you, my heart was troubled about that. Now, what should that have indicated to me? 🙂 I love all of your comments, but Carlos, Steve BC and MMBev (!!!!!)

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      • KW says:

        While they could be a deception, I also wonder if some visions of destruction are true visions, but are not for our times. They could be related to the end, instead of the current storm.

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      • KarenM says:

        It seems to me that the three days of darkness is a Catholic version of the rapture. All of a sudden, all of the “bad people” will be gone and we will be left to live in a paradise of sorts. I am no expert, but I agree with Charlie that this is a deception. I recently heard a priest on EWTN radio comment regarding the three days of darkness and he said that he does not believe it and that it is not like God to terrify His people.

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      • cathryn7 says:

        Thanks for showing me a better way of seeing things.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Cathryn7, perhaps the most pernicious goal of the progressives and the elites is to depopulate the earth. The general desire seems to be to kill off or prevent the birth of several billion people.

      Do you really think that God, the God who has said for us to be fruitful and multiply, would do for the progressives what those same progressives are trying to do to us now?

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    • SMT says:

      I can’t hep but wonder if the Blessed candle is symbolic for the Blessed Mother Mary and the flame that cannot be distinguished is the Immaculate Heart of Jesus? If we accept this flame, then everything could be falling apart around us, but we will be OK because our trust in Jesus. Couldn’t the 3 days also be symbolic for the last 3 years of this turbulent period?

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  26. SMT says:

    Wasn’t it mentioned that a specific time frame of October 2017 would be when this “hour of darkness” be lifted and man see’s the truth?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Perhaps, but not by me. I don’t know for sure, but I expect it to be later in the year than that. Again, I do NOT know, except that rescue comes late in 2017…but it pleases me to speculate that there is yet one more – a seventh Fatima apparition to come.

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      • EllenChris says:

        SMT In regard to the October 2017 time frame: late last summer (?) there was a discussion about the possibility that we would experience Rescue from The Storm at the time of the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. But Charlie made it clear that there is not a definite date for this — simply that the Rescue will have happened by the beginning of 2018. Charlie never linked the Rescue with the “3 Days of Darkness” or any other previously predicted event. There is no identification anywhere of when or how that might happen. The best thing is to take one day at a time. I am not good at doing that either, but God’s Grace can do anything in us if we surrender ourselves to Him.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Charlie, I’ve been thinking the same thing, that the six Fatima apparitions of 1917 need a seventh to get to that number signifying completeness. That would be November 13, 2017, would it not?

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        • charliej373 says:

          Again, this is just from me. But ever since my angel rebuked me for presuming the Rescue would come in October, I have thought along the lines of a seventh apparition – which would, of course, be in November. Oddly, for some reason I don’t feel confident about Nov. 13 – but for some reason feel that sometime between Nov. 13-17 is likely. But again, that is just my pondering. What I was told was “very late” in the year, 2017.

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          • L says:

            Charlie, I don’t know if you were misquoted in the Michael Brown article from 12 years ago, but that’s where people are getting the October 2017 timeframe from.

            “The sequence of ever-deepening chaos will continue until mid-October of 2017,” he asserts he was told by the Blessed Mother. “Despair will reign throughout the world. Then, between October 13-17 of 2017, the world will be miraculously, utterly, and visibly delivered from the terror by the Intercession of Our Lady the Immaculate Conception. Christianity will be reunified, Satan will be shackled, and the world shall enter a glorious period of peace and harmony under the rule and protection of the one, triune God.”

            http://www.spiritdaily.net/johnston2.htm

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          • charliej373 says:

            Yes, L, I know – and have covered that about a dozen times here. But we keep getting waves of new readers and I have to cover it over and over – one of my little Sisyphian tasks, I guess. Michael Brown is a careful reporter and I suspect he accurately quoted me. At the time, I had made the leap of assuming that “very late” in 2017 meant Oct. 13th, given the centrality of the Fatima messages to the Storm. I was rebuked by my angel for making that leap when what he said was “very late” in 2017.

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          • Nancy says:

            ” ‘Very late’ in the year,2017.” Something to ponder: perhaps 12/8 or 12/12, (feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Tepeyac)

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          • Barbara Dore says:

            It is noted that Our Lady of Rosa Mystica wishes us to pray for all priests and religious people such as brothers, sisters etc on 13th of each month….there is something special about this specific number…

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          • Kathleen from NJ says:

            Maybe it will be Christmas Day 2017!!!!!

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          • charliej373 says:

            Now that would be the BEST Christmas ever! (Well, except for the first…but almost no one knew the miracle that had taken root among them then – and when the Rescue comes, we will all know what a miracle we have just lived.)

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          • SteveBC says:

            Charlie, have you become a ponderer? 🙂

            We have Nov 13-17, so if it isn’t Nov 13, then all the folks who think it should be Nov 13 will freak out when it isn’t. However, Nov 13-17 emphasize Fatima most directly, and that has been a big deal for a long time. So that may be it. However, “very late” doesn’t mean November for me.

            Dec 8 and Dec 12 are feast days for Mary, with Dec 8 being the better one. Haven’t various messages and the Rescue said that the Rescue will be when Mary comes as the Immaculate Conception? If Jesus wants us all to focus on Mary this time around, then Dec 8 seems likely.

            Dec 25 is Christmas. To have the Rescue happen that day would emphasize a focus on Jesus instead of Mary, which may not be part of this plan. Or it could emphasize the two, as Mother and Child.

            “Very late” could mean even as late as New Year’s Eve if the emphasis is to be on the birth of a new world.

            There is one date that we can be certain it will not be. It won’t be on Dec 26, because that is the busiest shopping day of the year. Nobody would be paying attention! 😀

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          • charliej373 says:

            Steve, if people freak out because it does not come on the day they expect, that is on them, not on me. I have made clear I do not know, so it would be foolish and completely miss the point if anyone trusts to their own calculations instead of God.

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          • SteveBC says:

            I apologize, Charlie. Sometimes a humorous touch doesn’t come through when dependent on the written word. I meant “freak out” to point to people who are as you say, too focused on specificity and likely to have fun poked at them by the heavenly host deliberately messing with their heads. In no way, shape or form was I intending any criticism of your entries on this subject. Overall, I was just summarizing what people had said, partly to lay out how our considerations may or may not necessarily be those of heaven, as well as to have a little fun with dates and expectations.

            Although it will be interesting to see what date the Rescue actually does fall on, I have no way to know now, as is the case for everyone considering this issue.

            To be serious for a minute, I only care *that* it happens.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Ha Steve…if people knew how much amusement the angels – and others in heaven – get out of telling us something and watching us go charging enthusiastically up the wrong alley, they would be more reticent about how much they know just to preserve their dignity. Sometimes I feel like I’m a cat and when the angels tell me something they are messing with the laser pointer at my expense.

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          • SteveBC says:

            What’s a laser pointer, Charlie? All I see is this dancing red dot. 😀

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          • charliej373 says:

            Keeps me hopping!

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          • mmbev says:

            It could take three days to accomplish throughout the entire world. Just think, we’d be singing the Song of the Triumph for THREE JOYOUS DAYS!!!!

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          • DanSouthChicago says:

            I don’t know which made me smile more, the comment about being too busy shopping on Dec. 26 to notice the Rescue or the comment on the angels treating Charlie like a cat chasing the light pen. Either way, it’s good stuff. It’s good to smile.

            God bless.

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      • Karen says:

        I printed out one page calendars of 2015 – 2017 thinking if we were in a crisis I could cross off the days and hold onto hope. In a tiny act of faith I didn’t print out 2018 🙂

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        • charliej373 says:

          Hee hee…I like it, Karen. You have set up a miniature Storm Journal.

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        • Mick says:

          Ha, Karen! I have my calendars for 2015 – 2017, also! I was kind of thinking that as each day passed, I could tick it off on the calendar and tell myself (and everybody around me) that we were one day closer to the Rescue. 🙂

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          • DanSouthChicago says:

            I am keeping my last twelve months of “Magnificat” so that I’ll be able to read, pray – and mark off the days – in case there is no church/mass available. I know the cycles change year-to-year, but. . . It’s heavier than a calendar, but I still can mark the days off. FWIW

            God bless.

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          • mjcjocds says:

            Mick, that’s exactly what I imagined– crossing off each day while looking toward late 2017! Did you write an “A” over Ash Wednesday and “E” over Easter Sunday for each year? I would want to know those movable feast days!

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          • Karen says:

            Not sure why I got switched to mjcjocds, but it is Karen.

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          • Mick says:

            Dan and Karen, I don’t get Magnificat (even though I really like it). But I do have my daily/Sunday missals for both the Novus Ordo and the Tridentine, so I’ll be able to keep up with the daily and Sunday readings even if Mass becomes an impossiblity. And both missals have a table for the movable feasts; the Novus Ordo missal’s table goes through 2024, and the Tridentine missal’s table goes through 2066!

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          • audiemarie2014 says:

            I like the calendar idea. I laugh a little at myself when shopping for canned goods because I have a habit of looking at the expiration dates. When I see something that doesn’t expire until late 2017, I feel a sense of relief. Of course, I buy it too. 😉

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        • SMT says:

          My young teenaged daughter who does not fully understand the storm we are in has been observing in her own little world christian persecution and mentioned jokingly about keeping a diary like Anne Frank. I told her it actually might be a good idea. 😊

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          • charliej373 says:

            That is both tragic, in its way, and inspiring, SMT.

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          • Karen says:

            Dear SMT,
            I am holding on to the picture of ‘After the Rescue life’ Charlie describes for us. I think a journal of before, during and after would be a wonderful idea for you daughter!

            To live in a world where most believe in God and follow His Commandments, where there would be a hope of raising children again with some purity and innocence– it sounds like a dream right now. I thank God He is stepping in and helping us, even if it is painful and even if I don’t live to see it.

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      • cathryn7 says:

        I have several CATHOLIC Prophecy books, of words given by God or Mary of coming chastisement. My question is are any of these prophecies for now, or all they all for the end of the world? Medjugorje 10th secret is about the Three Days Darkness, and after, we will think we are the only ones left on earth, and the earth will be like the Garden of Eden with 72 degree temps. Is any of that happening now? I don’t see how it can be at the end of time, if we are still here left on earth. Isn’t the Angel’s sword at Fatima, fire?

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        • charliej373 says:

          Historically, the most serious prophecies are not well understood until after they have already happened. Don’t worry about figuring it out…just acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope…trusting that God will sort it out for you. You will fail at figuring it all out most of the time and even when you succeed, it may not motivate you to do what is necessary which, again, is to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope.

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  27. Irish7 says:

    The rainbow picture and Jeremiah verse are profoundly and strikingly personal to me and my life story(and it sounds like others too). The Holy Spirit is at work in a special way in this piece.

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  28. Donette says:

    Charlie, I don’t want to dwell on the numbers of deaths whether physical or spiritual that are reported. My thoughts are on the images that we have seen just through tornados, hurricanes, tsunami’s, volcanos etc. Awful to see.

    What I do know is that Marie Esperanza said that the axis of the earth was unstable. When I read that my heart stopped. I can’t imagine the terror of a geological disaster occurring to the earth. I don’t even know how such a disaster could be survivable and I don’t know what causes the earth to go off kilter. I’ve read everything from Polar Shifts, to comets, to asteroids hitting the earth. These things are too mega for my mind to wrap around.

    So if you don’t mind, I don’t think I can keep posting replies to all of your posts. I need the time to become more of a prayer warrior and to call on the Prince of the Heavenly Host for bigger, stronger, angel warriors for help. I need to call down the Divine Mercy for souls. I also have to drag my aging weary body out of bed at dawn and get back into the routine of daily Mass and Communion as I did before all of my surgeries and illnesses. I have work to do; both physical and spiritual. I must be more faithful in fusing myself into the Will of God and repairing with Jesus and Mary for all things.

    I will continue reading what you have to say. Don’t think my silence means I am a drop out. In fact I’ll go to bed tonight pondering over your comment about the “language of Heaven and it’s richness.” Maybe you will explain more about that.
    Meanwhile, I give my Fiat to God in everything He plans to do. Fiat to the Father. Fiat to the Son and Fiat to the Holy Spirit.

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  29. 26 million damned, not 26 million killed. The Storm of Chastisements corrects the human heart in a way that none of us can or are willing to do on our own. The Rescue resets the world to receive grace more abundantly & grant a second outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all. Both are a Divine act of mercy by God, who are we to question it. If I am wrong so be it, if I am right then so be it. Regardless it all belongs to God anyhow. Our sole function in life is to attain holiness that exceeds that of the Pharisees & to humbly realise our place before God as He so intends,

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  30. Thank you Charlie for this inspiring article. I learn as much from the comments as i do from your articles. If I may add my two penny worth, the illumination of conscience will do much to bring the world back in line, however imho if the world then drifts back into serious sin again the the three days of darkness may descend. i am not a visionary of any kind just an ordinary person trying to discern the available info. Your quote from Jeremiah is beautiful .

    Christus Vinci

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    • charliej373 says:

      Again, Ascot, that is a worthy meditation. I do not mean to discourage people from contemplating these things, but rather to contemplate them with humility, understanding how limited our knowledge really is. And from that, real insight sometimes arises. I rarely see real insight from someone who is a tireless (and often overbearing) advocate of their particular interpretation. We need to be watchful – dutiful children – and not overbearing scolds who think ourselves God’s sidekick who is in the know. Your approach is a way of keeping the lamps lighted – watching and waiting for the Master to follow His lead.

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  31. Barbara Dore says:

    Our lady came to northern Brittany and she encouraged Jeanne-Louise Romonet to say a chaplet of Holy Wounds of Jesus. Her messages are about World War two and some hints about the future of France. It depends on our prayers. The Terrible future can be changed for better if we pray, pray and pray. It depends on us. Catholics are responsible for the whole world and we have the tools to save our World. Catholics are most blessed people than others. We must not abuse God’s graces and his blessings. Rosary is a powerful sword! like Jesus gave it to the Bishop of Nigeria as it can destroy ISIS’s evil tactics.

    For those who live in Ireland or England, they can catch a car ferry to Roscoff, Brittany . About only 30 minutes drive from Roscoff to Kerizinen.

    KERIZINEN
    kerizinen.free.fr/
    Jeanne-Louise Ramonet, a humble country woman of Plounevez-Lochrist in … lived and died), and many are the pilgrims who come to pray Our Lady of the …
    Next apparitions – kerizinen – Free
    kerizinen.free.fr/messagea2.htm
    Then Our Lady, continuing with the Message, asked Jeanne-Louise to keep it … While a novena of prayers was being said for her et Kerizinen, Madame Le Goff …

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    • Mick says:

      Thank you, Barbara. I’ve been wondering for years what Jeanne-Louise’s last name was.

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      • Barbara Dore says:

        on 7th October 1947, the Feast of the Most HOly Rosary. “….Then she taught me how to say the Rosary of the Holy Wounds of Christ and said…

        .” AT EACH WORD WHICH YOU WILL PRONOUNCE OF THIS ROSARY ( CHAPLET), JESUS WILL BE MOVED AND WILL LET A DROP OF HIS BLOOD FALL ON THE SOUL OF A SINNER …MEDITATE ON THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES….”

        Then, taking her own rosary, the Blessed Virgin taught me how to recite the rosary ( chaplet) of the Holy Wounds of Christ.

        O Jesus, Divine Redeemer,
        have mercy on on us and on the whole world. amen

        Mighty God, Holy God, Immortal God
        Have mercy on us and on the whole world amen!

        Grant? ( translation hiccup?) Grace and Mercy, O My Jesus,
        during (through?) the present dangers ( perils?)
        Cover us with your Precious Blood. Amen.

        Eternal Father, Grant us mercy ( on us?)
        through the Blood of Jesus, Christ, Your only Son!
        Have mercy on us, we beseech ( ask?) you , Amen! Amen! Amen!

        On the large beads ( our father bead)…Eternal Father, I offer you the wounds of Our Lord, Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls.

        On the small beads ( Hail Mary bead)…My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of your Holy Wounds.

        Please note that in 1867, the devotion to the Holy Wounds of Christ was revealed to a nun of the Monastery of Visitation at Chambery, Sister Marie-Marthe Chamhon. The Holy Father, Puis IX was informed of these revelations and expressed the strong wish that the life of Sister Maire-Marthe be widely diffused.

        Unfortunately this devotion fell gradually into oblivion.

        This is undoubtedly why the Blessed Virgin reminds us here at KERIZIEN, BRITTANY in North Brittany, FRANCE. about the essentials of this devotion, using the very same words that were revealed to Marie-Marthe Chambon.

        Jeane Louise was unaware of this devotion. Our Lady had decided to re-introduce this chaplet of the Holy Wounds of Christ….

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  32. Eric says:

    What was the significance of Sept. 20, 2000? I see references to it elsewhere but no explanation. And unfortunately my news searching did not lead to something that popped out. Thanks.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you for trying the search feature first, Eric. You would find nothing particularly striking on that day.

      I was told that on that day, a momentous change would occur in heaven. The power of seduction – to convince people that good is evil and evil is good – would be revoked from the satan. That during the period of rumblings preceding the Storm that would ensue, the satan’s most important power would be that of large-scale terror. That there would be a little noticed event on earth that day that would, in later times, come to be seen as the beginning of the great turmoil that brought about ultimate collapse. It was emphasized that, though the power of seduction was being revoked, the momentum of all that had already happened would not be stopped…in fact, it might seem to increase for a while – but actually was just being magnified and intensified in those who had already been seduced. But that that power had played itself out.

      I had told my priests about that day perhaps as much as a year before it came. When it did, I scoured the newspapers the next day, seeing if, with my inside knowledge, I might pick out the little-noticed event. I came up with a candidate (and I have since had others propose plausible ones) and wrote my priest that I suspected what it heralded was the beginning of the collapse of the rule of law that would eventually infect the whole world, replacing it with the rule of raw power, which would collapse everything in the fullness of its time.

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      • My suspicion is the attack on the MI6 headquarters in Vauxhall by the RIRA using foreign weaponry, MI6 of course is the British Intelligence Service. The response by England was to review & amend all security protocols throughout the United Kingdom, this lead to a review within the intelligence community in the United States & Canada which was sped up after the attack on New York the following year. During the the course of the lull between the two Septembers the concept of an improved unified security apparatus on the north american continent was drawn up. However it was not until after the attack on New York that the ball started to roll for the creation of Homeland Security a now fear of vulnerability had set in. Fear trumps reason in humanity & Satan understands this quite well. In the Garden of Eden Satan hit a nerve in Eve that God was hiding something (the concept of evil), in her innocence & lack of understanding she took of the fruit & gave it to Adam. Their eyes opened as they realised what they had unleashed into the material word & the rest is history. This thought of course is only a guess based on some knowns of events that have transpired, however in the Realm of Eternity it is the unknown that seems to be the rule. Though I am curious of your own candidate unless you can not say, in that case I’ll keep this one unless God says otherwise.

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        • charliej373 says:

          It was written down for the priests and the one who keeps the archives has it. A few months back he wryly told me how well he remembered that, from the little bit of nearly nothing I saw, I proposed it foreshadowed the collapse of the rule of law – and now the rule of law is in broken shards all around us. Frankly, I would prefer just to leave that for whatever examination of my history is made after I am gone. Right now, it is best to just stick to the work.

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          • Your priests must be a little beside themselves with the nature of your work. I am sure they are well cared for from above. I agree with your conclusion that it is best to keep with the work at hand. It is far too easy to fall into the distraction of analytical thought. I do ask for a prayer or two though, soon but not immediately soon I will need to go to Brittany for things that I must do there. For now now I remain on this continent. Hopefully the mess here will not be so problematic that it prevents me from departing when I must. That of course is in the hands of God Himself. Thank you for responding to my reply.

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          • gettimothy says:

            Clinton’s cleared in Whitewater.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Well, that was striking in its way. The courts basically ruled that he was guilty, but that it would be inconvenient to hold to account such an important and powerful man. That certainly was odd – that we should overtly decide social status trumps the actual law.

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          • mmbev says:

            I like your phrase, “the little bit of nearly nothing I saw,” and very likely you hit the nail on the head. The rule of law must be demolished before a country can become totalitarian. It’s kind of like the tiny, tiny venial sin that is so innocuous one doesn’t often even remember to speak of it in confession because it has slipped the mind.

            So often it is that way. And the two events appear unrelated even as you view them until the finality has passed for some time. A friend’s adultery began when she went for coffee on her break with her co-worker who was married. Only from a long distance can one see the relationship between those two events, and even then it is hard to believe.

            I bet you didn’t even look in the first five or six pages of the paper, knowing it would be so insignificant it would only warrant a mention maybe on page six or seven, if it was even reported.

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      • donna says:

        I am confused on this Charlie, can you expound?

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  33. anaverena1 says:

    Charlie, just wondering will the whole world have become Christian/Catholic as a result of the storm or will there still be Muslims and Jews during the era of peace? Thank you for this excellent recent posting.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I am told there will be real unity among Christians. I am told to treat all faithful Christians – Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox – and all faithful Jews as equal and full partners in the work before us. That is what I am told, so that is what I do to the best of my ability.

      There may be pockets of Muslims left after the Storm – but they will be small vestiges, like the Cult of Qxlcoatl in Mexico after Our Lady of Tepeyac came. But the mass conversion of Muslims to Christianity will be one of the most startling and striking events in history. But lest anyone assumes too much, that conversion will not come until Islam has been confronted and defeated.

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      • Bob says:

        As for the terrorists among Muslims, I assume this would need to be met with force. As for the theology of Islam, do we not need to have some understanding of their errors in understanding who God is and His nature so that we would be prepared to speak the truth to them if called to do so? I would like us to discuss this a bit. I remember Scott Hahn saying he once tried to have a discussion with a Muslim scholar and the man left when he, Scott , continued to call God Father. That was considered blasphemy by this cleric. And it made Scott appreciate how God is our Father even more.

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        • mmbev says:

          They do not have a theology. Islam is a way of life that encompasses every facet of life, from waking until sleeping in everything that is done to the smallest minute. Every single aspect of life is covered, not just the religious life. Women count for less than an animal, and may be beaten at their husband’s will (I think there is a stipulation that requires the rod to be no larger than the man’s thumb.) (When my brother was working in Egypt, a nun there would try with humor to get a Muslim man not to beat his wife that day, because she was pregnant. This she did day by day.) Females undergo female circumcision in terrible crude circumstances before puberty. Those who live in the United Kingdom or are from a wealthy family, have this procedure performed by a doctor. Men are allowed four wives, and female children may be married as young as twelve (often to a much older man – read fifty or sixty). Unless one reads the Quran in Arabic, they have not read what is considered is the word of god. Since most Muslims do not read Arabic they cannot understand the Quran in it’s fullness. Most educated Muslims read the Quran in a translated language, but, well, it’s not Arabic). Ishmael, Abraham’s first son, conceived with Hagar, the Egyptian maid servant of Sarah (who gave her to Abraham for that purpose since she was barren) is the son that Muslims believe was to be sacrificed to god and was saved. Ishmael was 13 years old when Sarah had Issac. Sarah became so jealous of Hagar that she insisted that she be driven away with her son. (Start reading Chapter 16 of the Book of Genesis.to the end of Genesis Chapter 21. Hagar was told by God’s messenger, as she waited to die in the wilderness, that of Ismhael “I will make of him a great nation.”)
          Their conquest began with Mohammed and did not end until 1928 (I think it was) with the division of the Hapsburg Empire at the end of World War I. They were forcibly taken apart by the Allies, which means that they await the next caliphate (declared now by Sunni Muslims ISIS, in the land gained in Iraq etc.) Of interest might be the picture of the crucified Armenian girls that Charlie posted on the blog about the “Cardinal”. I think that was the last major conflict before Afghanistan, whose people are mainly Muslim.

          People who are not aware that the god of the Muslim people is not the Christian God, often refer to us, the Jews, and the Muslims as the Monotheistic Religions. (As differentiated from the pagans who have many gods.)

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          • mmbev says:

            The conflict over Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount where the Dome of the Rock is (Gold Dome) that that Mosque covers in it’s center a large rock, which is believed to be the rock on which Abraham was to sacrifice his son. It was from this rock that Mohammed ascended into heaven and then returned. (I believe they feel they can see a single imprint of his foot in the rock left as he went up) Thus, no one except a Muslim may go up to the Mosque. All that is left of the Temple at the time of Jesus’ is the “Wailing Wall”, which is part of the retaining wall built to level the land at the top of the hill. It is divided into two parts, one for women and one for men.

            And contrary to Charlie’s rather delightful swaying from side to side in the Song of the Triumph, the swaying done by the Jewish men is back and forth.

            And so in that way, all three of us are connected through Jerusalem.

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          • charliej373 says:

            They actually do have a theology, but as you note, Islam is a comprehensive ideological and political system, as well – which is fundamentally at odds with liberty or any sort of freedom of conscience.

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          • Mary Ann says:

            If theology” means “reasoning about God”, they do not have a theology. If it means talking about God, they do. The god of Islam is not reasonable, is pure will. He can contradict himself, and does. He is to be submitted to, not loved. There were schools of mystic Islam, that flourished in better times, that transcended this basic teaching, but this is the teaching of the Koran. This is the non-rationality that Pope Benedict alluded to in his Regensburg address. You cannot dialogue with sheer will.

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          • SteveBC says:

            I think a fruitful way to look at Islam is as a pseudo-religious cult. For example, note how the ability of the husband to have four wives combines with his ability to divorce any wife at whim leads to such risk and potential chaos in a wife’s life that she normally responds with oppression of other wives lower in the pecking order. This prevents the vast majority of individual wives from banding together to create a change in circumstances that would benefit herself and the other wives. It makes women enemies to other women. This and the pressure on the husbands not to show weakness with their wives distorts the husband as well, trapping him in ongoing negative patterns of oppression and personal degradation. Of course this tradition of marriage transmits the pathology virtually unchanged to later generations.

            This is one of the reasons I woke up to the danger of tinkering with historical understandings of marriage in Christianity and learned to value Catholic teaching on this matter. If you have same-sex marriage and easy divorce, multiple-partner marriages that are unstable and therefore pathological will not be far behind. When that occurs, our society will lose its resilience and become pathologically structured in a similar manner to Islam.

            We all know the power of cults to hold a person’s mind and heart and body in thrall. They usually work by being all-encompassing, controlling every aspect of living. Totalitarian cults control even internal thought. People lose the ability and freedom to take their next *right* step.

            Islam is the most powerful totalitarian cult ever invented, because it is so all-encompassing and contains so many interlinked pathologies and control mechanisms.

            However, because of this interlinking, the structure of Islam is extremely brittle, both at the level of the individual and the level of the overall ideology. Break one part thoroughly enough, and the structure of control unravels. In particular, if someone helps the women learn to band together, the structure will shatter, once the women believe they will be safe to bring that change into the public square. Many men will go with them.

            If we realize Jesus and Mary are helping to break these pathologies (and there are many stories of this), then when we stand up to Islam, we are providing that sense of safety that is needed for the women to come into the public square, and for some men to come with them. Although I am going out on a limb here, I believe that *we* are not the ones who will shatter Islam. Instead, once we resolve to stand up, we will provide the safe space for awakening muslims, and *they* will shatter Islam.

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          • charliej373 says:

            You are as close to deep insight here as you have ever been, Steve – and that is saying something!

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          • Carmelite says:

            mmbev, you say “People who are not aware that the god of the Muslim people is not the Christian God,”
            Since it is so easy for me to misunderstand something, I honestly need to know what I am missing:
            Catechism of Catholic Church “841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”
            Thank you

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          • charliej373 says:

            With respect, Carmelite, I think this is an aspirational statement in the Catechism. It speaks of what Muslims “profess” to do rather than fully acknowledging they actually do it. It is the language of diplomacy, offering brotherhood if the actions match up with the profession – but something else if it does not.

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          • Irish7 says:

            Wow Steve!!!!!

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        • Mick says:

          Bob, I heard Scott Hahn speak at a conference in California almost 20 years ago; and he told the story to which you are referring (I’m sure he told it often). It really made a huge impression on me. As I remember it, the Muslim was incredulous that Christians call God “Father.” Dr. Hahn said that the Muslim said something like the following: “Allah is not a father, and we are not his children; Allah is a master, and we are his slaves. He loves us, but we are still his slaves. And since we’re slaves, he can do anything he wants to us. Here is an analogy about Allah and his followers: I live in an apartment, and I have a dog. I love my dog. But if I had to move into an apartment that did not allow pets, I would kill my dog That is how it is with Allah and with men.” This chilled me to the bone when I heard it.

          It is incomprehensible to me that so many Catholics believe that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.,

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        • EllenChris says:

          Muslims believe that the Arabs are descendents of Abraham through Ishmael, as MMBev has already pointed out. The “Great Nation” of which Ishmael was the father is identified in the Biblical record with 12 tribes who settled from the lower Negev into the northwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula. (Genesis 25:11 & I Chronicles 1:29) The mother of Ishmael’s sons was an Egyptian. However, recent genetic testing has called into question the idea that modern day Arabs are descended from Abraham at all. What was NOT promised to Ishmael was the Patriarchal Blessing of Abraham or any kind of Covenant as the one given through Isaac to Jacob-Israel. The family of Ishmael is identified as being “over and against” Israel and a source of continual conflict against it. So there is no legitimate claim for Arabs or the Quran to have a special relationship with God on their own terms. Nor was there any promise of another “prophet” after Jesus Christ, Son of God.

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          • mmbev says:

            Right on, EllenChris! And I still disagree with the comment that they have a +theology+. They have a prescribed list of conditions which each Muslim must perform, and proscriptions by which they must live, but an Imman may change what the people must do himself (not the established proscriptions from the Quran). Muhammad himself set up no priesthood and no organized church. The Quran lays on all believers the five duties, known as the Five Pillars of Islam. There is a Day of Reckoning (Paradise or hell) In addition, the Quran forbids the Muslim to eat pork, drink liquor or to gamble. In Afghanistan, one of the Immans stated that god could not see them on Mondays and Thursdays. On those days, the men could freely participate in auctioning off young boys dressed as dancers, to be used for sexual purposes. (The practice has an Arabic name, and it is two words, each of them beginning with the letter “b”, but I haven’t time to hunt through my material to find it. However, if someone wants to research or learn about this, I will take the time.) The saddest part is that the American soldiers tired to free the boys, but they refused, because life with their “protectors” was better than the life they had been living.

            Regarding homosexuality, penetration is not classed as homosexual, only the one penetrated. (Don’t know if this is world wide or limited; however, those young boys confined in schools and blindly trained – and learning the Quran in Arabic-which they don’t understand, might tell you another story if they were able to without threat of death.) Another edict that was pronounced, in another country, was that a man could continue to have marital relations with his wife for six hours after her death. I believe the number of hours has now been slightly extended.

            That is not to say that there are many Muslims who live exemplary lives, and do not agree with the Jihadists. However, it’s worth your life and your families if you speak out and disagree. That was why I was so elated when Charlie said that the conversion would come through the unbelievably oppressed women. And incidentally, all of us were born Muslims, and that is why we are apostates and deserve death. As we know, Coptic Christians are being beheaded, and not always on camera. One report I read, is that sometimes the blood of the martyred is collected, placed into small vials and sold to wealthier Muslims, who wish to wash their hands with the blood. That practice allows them to participate in the killing of an infidel, and enables them to go to Paradise where they will be given 72 virgins for their pleasure. I’m not sure about the number but that’s pretty close. (I learned this on a website of a former Muslim, whom I check on, and I might be able to find it in his archives -if he has them- but I am more than a bit of a kluts at doing that. He had a video and the executioners used the heads to kick around like a ball)

            My brother worked in Cairo, Egypt at one time. He spoke Arabic fluently, as well as being able to read it, and was so acculturated that he could pass as a Muslim at any time, perform the proper oblations and enter a mosque. I really tried to learn what I could so I could relate to what he was doing when he lived there. He was bitten by a dog, along with his Egyptian friend one day, and then was gone for a time. The dog was rabid. Egyptians receive the shot to protect them free. My brother, a non Egyptian, was refused and was within days of the outer boundary of receiving protection. When he finally received the longer and more painful shots in the stomach, it was done by NASA, after a lot of rangling.by his American Order as he is not an American. We were on tender-hooks for a while, because it was two days past the outer limit for the eruption of the virus.

            If they have a theology, it isn’t like anything I have ever seen anywhere else. If they do, and it is written in English, I would very much like to read and learn it, even if that required covering a number of books. Anything I have learned seems to be extremely fluid and differs between the two major group (who currently are fighting with each other.)

            As I studied, I photocopied sections, placed in two well packed binders. Unfortunately as I was doing this simply for my own information, I did not note references to the author’s, their books and pages. That was about thirty years ago, and he since left there for Thailand.

            Incidentally, during the “Arabic Spring”, a female reporter from the United States and her camera man were out filming in one of the protests in the dark of the evening. She was separated from her camera man. She fortunately managed to get to a fence which had Egyptian women on the other side. By that time, she was naked and every orifice of her body had been penetrated. She was also severely beaten. The women saved her. When she returned to the United States, her parents were not allowed to see her for four days, because she looked a lot better then. (Again, not realizing I might ever use this information I did not keep proper and reliable information to prove what I am saying, but I am sure that since it was on the news, and there is a time reference although of a few months, it could be researched and found.)

            So, basically, this entry is a “believe it or not”, and you may wish to delete it. However, Charlie, I sure would like information on any “theology” and where to locate it if it exists beyond for very simple, few edicts for all believers, as in Five Pillars etc.

            Tidbit thrown in: “Fatima” was the name of Muhammad’s favorite daughter. She is second in heaven among women. First is the Blessed Virgin Mary, although EllenChris is correct. Jesus is just another prophet, under Muhammad.

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      • Hi Charlie!! You mention mass conversions of Muslims but not Jews. I was wondering why not them……especially if there is a visible rescue by Our Lady that everyone will know about?
        Thanks!! God bless you!!!

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        • charliej373 says:

          All I have been told about faithful Jews is to treat them as the full, equal partners they are. I have been told that God will see to the unity and – gently – that that is not my concern. So I do not concern myself with it. I understand the curiosity – even share it to an extent. But over the decades, I really have become remarkably uncurious about curious things when the Lord tells me it is not my business,

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  34. Julia says:

    Thank you for a great and encouraging article.

    I would like to respond to those who speak about ‘Chastisement’ and 3 days of darkness and millions of souls being wiped out.

    From Charlie’s writings, I understand Charlie to tell us, we are facing a ‘Storm’ now and by the time it is over there will be mass conversions. Not chastisement or 3 days darkness.

    From Charlie’s writings, I also remember reading that this ‘Rescue’ Charlie speaks about is a great gift from God, and it will come towards the end of this period of time in the next couple or so years.

    l also remember Charlie remarking in one of his articles that if people fall back into sin after this Heavenly Rescue in our time, God would not tolerate another falling away, and only God knows what would happen if people turned their back on God after this Heavenly Rescue.

    I think the prophesies about the Chastisement and 3 days of darkness are about what could happen in the future after this Storm is over if people turn their backs on God again.

    For now we need to focus on the job in hand. To me that is surviving the next couple of years of so.

    I may be wrong; but that is how I see it. Trust, Do, Love.

    The miracle of the Nigerian Bishop who saw Jesus before Christmas, and was told Boko Haram are finished. With the sword which turned into a Rosary when the Bishop took it from Jesus, is a great sign to me, that God means to rescue us, and we can now see how Boko Haram are being defeated. Just like Jesus said. Praise God.

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    • connie says:

      I was astonished but very happy to hear Bishop tell of his visitation.It seems as if the Holy Spirit is indeed manifesting at this point in time in a big and surprising way. It is glorious–Praise God!!

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  35. I agree with Charlie with regard to considering non-Catholic Christians as co-workers in the vineyard and indeed allies in the current strife.

    I just feel called to also issue a cautionary note: Lest we fall into the very relativism we have long rightly condemned, we must understand that there are fundamental issues of contradiction between our beliefs and theirs. It is in fact the very source and summit of our life (the Eucharist, cf. Vatican II, CCC, etc.), which is one of them.

    There will come a time when God will put these contradictions to an end; not by pretending they don’t matter (nothing can change the fact that they do), but by bringing all His children to the right side. In my own humble opinion, that time will come before the conclusion of history. But either way, it will indeed occur at that moment. Many will reach and have reached Heaven who were not on Earth Catholic, indeed. But everyone in Heaven is — in fact — Catholic.

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    • Irish7 says:

      I despise relativism as much as any self respecting orthodox Catholic Christian, Daniel, but we’re more than allies and co-workers….we are His body. One body. A schizophrenic and dysfunctional one, I’ll grant you, but one.

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    • mmbev says:

      Daniel, you are so right. And that is another reason we must know our own faith and WHY including Scripture. If asked we must be able to give a reasoned reply (enlightened answers), in gentleness and considerateness, and sharing. It seems to me I remember Charlie saying somewhere that this is part of our post – to share as brothers and sisters with all Christians. Our job is to love each other. It is not our job to straighten out the doctrinal problems. That must be done by those who hold those posts. But we must be clear about and hold to our teachings from Jesus and the Church He established, without giving insult to those we share with. It helps to bone up on a bit of history with regards to how the major splits occurred, and why. Not all of them, of course, because I believe at last count there were 66,000 separate Protestant denominations. And they, too, should be able to explain to us what they believe and why, although I have found that is sometimes a problem. Another problem that I understand but only in part, is the fact that one can change for reasons other than what is taught (ie, like that pastor, like that youth group, like that music, like the congregation, husband/wife go there, which does not fit with our concept of Truth.)
      My eldest son was hired by the Vineyard Church in Victoria when he was at University. He lead their music on Sundays, was the Youth Leader, and lived in the pastor’s house with his family. Yes, I did pray and was a bit nervous. No, he was really well grounded. And it was a great experience for him. (I know, but I did say “Victoria”).

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      • Irish7 says:

        I love your spirits Daniel and Bev and all here! It is so refreshing to speak of unity without dismissing doctrine on the one hand or using it as a bludgeon on the other. I trust you all will correct me if I’m headed off the rails here, but I wonder if the coming unity and it’s process is a necessary instrument of purification for the Catholic Church (not just our separated brethren). We tend to focus on all of the changes Protestants will have to make to “join” us, but I rather think the unity might be a true melding requiring fiery transformation of both “sides”. I agree that we should not compromise on Truth, but I think we might be given a more refined understanding of Truth and how to live it. It occurs to me that Pope Francis is trying to prepare us for this: “God is not afraid of new things. That is why He is continually surprising us, opening our hearts and guiding us in new ways.” He has also called for a more merciful and less rigid church. This is a hard message for those of us who have (rightly) spent the last decade playing defense against progressives in order to guard the Truth. He is calling us out of the role of guardian of the Deposit and into a creative life giving one….the “Creator” infusing us with the flame of love to create. The Truth is unchangeable, but we need to be prepared for it to look vastly different. I fear fluidity is not a strength of orthodox Catholics, but we being called out of fear, stripped of vanity, and being sent forth to live and move and have our being in the Holy Spirit. The rules and procedures are different in a field hospital.

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        • charliej373 says:

          I think you are on the right track, Irish. Having lived in both worlds, I can tell you the Catholic Church is the love of my life. But, Catholics are prone to fall into legalism and even clericalism in a way that is rarer among Protestants. Protestants get off on much wilder tangents and speculative dead-ends. To put it in nautical terms, if Christianity were a boat, Catholics like to stay tied to the dock and just talk about the sea – while Protestants are easily tossed about because they think it wrong to travel with an actual anchor. We are all going to have some adjusting to do, for we have gotten off course from what God intends. If we had not, there would not have been such terrible cultural earthquakes over the last half century.

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          • Irish7 says:

            Yes!! I’ve lived both too and completely agree!! That is a much much more succinct and clear version of what I wanted to say! The nautical example is perfect. 😊

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          • mmbev says:

            What I loved most about what you explained to us, Charlie, was that correcting someone else’s theologican understanding’s was not, not our job. It belongs to the leaders, NOT us. Us is supposed to love, and in LOVE all who are our brothers and sisters, showing the world, since it is by our love they will know we are Christians. (And love, of course, everyone else.)

            But no matter what those with the post of ironing out all the doctrinal differences etc, if we, the congregations, do not love each other, what good would it do? We’d just keep on quarreling and staying separate and refusing to mingle together. We must do our job, or when they have their job finished, we would still be separated. So we both have a vital component to fulfill.

            We’ve come a long, long way already. When I was a young child in Alberta, Protestants and Catholics kept separate. The kids on each side did not even play with each other. We were often called names. I can’t tell you how many times I was called a “cat licker”, but I just ignored it and didn’t reply back.

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        • That sounds good to me, Irish 🙂

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  36. Dorothy W says:

    Thank you Charlie and all who have contributed with amazing and thoughtful insights. I learn so much and you all give me great hope, when I feel my strength waiting in the coming storm I can reflect on these and draw courage from this. One thing I would like to add to this…..when reading St Faustina’s diary Jesus said that if we would say the chaplet of Divine Mercy at the bedside of a dying person He would stand between that person and the justice of The Father.. Padre Pio once said that we can pray at someone’s deathbed even if they have died many years ago because God is outside of time.. I can pray the chaplet for my father who died a decade ago but with the intention of praying for his soul at his bedside. I can pray at the bed of my children and grandchildren even though they will be alive long after I am gone. I ask God to take my prayers to their side because all is present for God.

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  37. The first 8 words of the Akita prophecy are ” If men do not repent and better themselves…” Prophecy is divided into two categories: those things that MIGHT happen and those things that WILL happen. The Akita prophecy MIGHT happen, if men do not repent. The Fatima prophecy “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” is a flat, absolute statement. It WILL happen. And the triumph may take this form; that man will repent and better himself.

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  38. anne says:

    Just re read your article on Sept 20th 2014. In it you say…..”matters will get worse and worse {though we will have one brief moment when we think we have prevailed} until all will have lost temporal hope and think the end is at hand. It is at this moment we will be rescued.

    Charlie …..would you please explain…….{though we …prevailed] section. What brief moment?

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  39. Lin says:

    Very thankful for this thought-provoking post and the rich insights shared in the comments. I’m learning a great deal!

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    • charliej373 says:

      It is a worthy contemplation that speaks for itself. The barrenness of active homosexual relationships sometimes makes me think of the “abomination which makes desolate” spoken of in Daniel. Homosexual relations are disordered…but marriage is sacred, literally a sacrament – a holy place instituted by God, Himself. I suspect Matthew 24:15-22 says it all:

      So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; let him who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his mantle. And alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be again. And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.”

      I suspect most do not quite realize how serious this homosexual “marriage” really is. Active homosexuality may just be the weakness of fallen man – a certain cross for some to bear and occasionally to fall; proclaiming homosexuality to be right in the sight of God is a dangerous act of defiance; demanding homosexual “marriage” is the banner for a full-scale attack on God and all that is holy. It is, literally, to set the abomination which makes desolate to stand in the place that is holy. It is a declaration of war by man against God.

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      • narnialion54 says:

        Charlie,
        I always read your writing with interest. Now I am amazed, full of wonder and awe. I have read Matt.24: 15-22 so many times trying to figure out what it might mean or could mean. I have always wanted to feel the “astonishment” that people felt when they heard Jesus say things. Now I have.

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  40. Carmelite says:

    Charlie, you say “If I told you true of the spiraling downward of all temporal things, know that I only told you so you could be confidant that I have told you true from the beginning that it is for our rescue.”
    This morning as I was standing on the front porch before Mass, waiting for hubby to come out, the gorgeous morning filled my heart with joy. Freshly mowed green grass, birds singing their little heads off, flowering crab in full bloom, fish chasing each other in the pond, a bit of mist before being burned off by the sun. What an awesome God to give us so much beauty! Can it really be that what I was looking at will not be the same in the near future. Your words of 1 to 5 months remain in the back of my mind.
    I have stayed away from talk of alleged messages and 3 days darkness and such for many years.
    I know that much can be taken perhaps literally but perhaps not. My focus MUST be on God, and all chastisement talk became a distraction. But I also read about what is going on in this world, in this country. Now Hillary thinks she is God and can change the rules, IS is on American soil and so much else it makes one’s head spin.
    So it was with so many questions that I stood and soaked in the glorious morning. Can this really, honestly be gone in a few or more months?
    Just musing.

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    • charliej373 says:

      What God has created shall not be destroyed until God Himself destroys it. The vain have no power whatsoever save that which God allows them – and all He allows is for the ultimate benefit of those who love Him. Despite their most furious efforts, nothing of value shall be destroyed. Some will be called home to heaven, some will remain to endure that others may revel in His creation. In God’s economy, nothing is lost.

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  41. Alli says:

    Charlie, just curious what your angel says about what to expect from readers of this blog. Does he/she know how difficult this message is for most of us to accept? And, is it expected that only a small population of society (us .1%) will hear and accept this message and do the necessary preparations? I’ve shown this blog to some of my closest friends and family, and no one is nearly as interested in it as I am. I’m wondering what that means..or what it says about me and all of your readers. Thanks.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Alli, that is something we never talk about. I have been trained quietly over more than five decades. It was never about how people would react if I actually had to begin speaking publicly – but how I would faithfully live my duty. My job is not to convince, but merely to inform. I am easy in how I do it, because the most important thing is not to get people to believe me right now, but to speak memorably so that when things develop so they do see frightening things, they remember something I said and see the hand of God behind those frightening events. Also, a key to what I say is that God is close at hand to YOU. Though I might provide some comfort, you don’t actually need me – for God is close at hand to you if you merely stretch out your hand. So I am not burdened with any need to build an empire or even a movement…just exhort people to take the next right step and guard my credibility enough so that it remains plausible to them. Once people truly begin that, the Rescue is already well underway, with or without me.

      I have not always been enthusiastic about these things. I made a promise long, long ago, that if things developed as I was being shown I would go forth and live my prime duties publicly: defend the faith, hearten the faithful, and defend the faithful. Even now, I am often grudging. Though I am a media and communications professional, I told my angel when I started this website that I would do it, but I would not do a thing to market it. If God wanted it to be useful He would have to provide the growth. And so He did.

      Never dismiss someone because they do not yet see what you do. It was not so long ago that you did not see either. The important thing – the thing I have always watched for in others – is simple good will. If someone calls themselves Catholic, but is always trying to dominate others or prove his own righteousness, I fear for them and pray. If someone calls himself an atheist, but takes great pains to care for those around them and do what is right and just, I have few worries. Remember, the dutiful son is not the one who merely repeats his father’s will, but the one who does it. Nothing is lost in God’s economy. But He has His time as well as His will. Be a brother or sister to those around you, neither hiding your faith nor trying to impose it on them. A Storm draws people to what is true and strong – what will endure.

      Any idiot can pilot a ship in calm seas and clear skies – and the more regular a guy the captain is, the more the crew will love him. But let a Storm take serious hold and your primary concern becomes how good a sailor the captain is – and you will forgive a lot of ill temper in him if you have confidence he will pilot you to safety. God knows when He will give the full call to those of good will – and He knows the use of the disorders they live in rescuing others later. Look for the heart – and give thanks for a heart of good will.

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      • Alli says:

        Thanks for your reply, and for the reminder not to be too self righteous. I am talking more about the actual storm and impending doom than I am speaking about the religious part. In other words, I’m not curious as to why people are not more devout, but why they aren’t more startled by your words, because it sounds like to me, in as little as 6 months, we could all be living in a very different way than we are used to.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Ah yes, Alli, that is something that fascinated me from the time I was in high school – societies on the border of catastrophic destruction. The amazing thing is that, though all can see clearly in retrospect what was coming, at the time, well over 90 percent of people and most all of the elites thought things would just work themselves out. Ancient Romans laughed and scoffed at the idea that primitive Germanic tribes could do any serious damage to, much less topple, their invincible empire. Only Finance Minister Jacques Necker saw what was really up in pre-revolutionary France – and his colleagues scorned him when he tried to tell them. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was proclaiming “peace in our time” to the near unanimous cheers of Britons even as Hitler worked out the logistics of his penultimate assault. That is why catastrophic change is so sudden – the great majority occupy themselves explaining why it really is no big deal – until the walls fall. Then people adjust to the chaos and say, “Never again” – at least until the next time.

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          • Alli says:

            No need to reply Charlie, but I wonder what makes some people see and others totally oblivious, even when presented with evidence.

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          • Mary Ellen says:

            Just a little note… When a priest friend instituted girls serving at Mass, I went ballistic telling him what would happen to those poor girls wanting to serve in more disordered ways and the breakdown of family. He Thot I was nuts. He and his cohorts did damage we are still living with and so many people have woken up. He was originally from Boston and you know the rest.
            About the Midwest…most people don’t know of the cesspool of homosexual activision, from disordered priests and their allies in Chicago, St. Louis, and New Orleans. The mighty Missisippi connects these communities. We have had great saints in those areas and Christians of all types are strong. But the underground, entrenched, morally corrupt teaching hasn’t been moved. Yet. They have communities that thumb their noses and laugh at morals and consider themselves postchristian. They also hate the ministry of Courage. We don’t have to understand.

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      • Bob says:

        Well Jesus said many things to his disciples and he knew they could not understand much of what he had told them at the time but I recall He once said “I tell you this so that when it happens you will remember my telling you of it”. So if Charlie is telling us true we will remember if we see things begin to develop which are beyond our human ability to solve, and even if Charlie is wrong about some things we should honor him for telling us what he honestly believes to be true and for encouraging us to TDL which is good advice if a storm comes or not.

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      • audiemarie2014 says:

        Charlie, when you were not available here due to internet problems because of the weather, it was like an opportunity to practice what you have said in case we don’t have communication at times on your blog. Sometimes I want to just read your posts and the comments to feel motivated or comforted, etc., but it was good for me to be dependent on God and our Mother Mary and to practice the steps. It was only a brief time you were unavailable, and don’t take this wrong, but it was a little push for me to act and I still felt peaceful.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Ha, then it is taking root! I want people to feel the confidence and peace of knowing God is right at hand to them. When you tell me you felt it while I was gone, that does not offend, but heartens me.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Same thing for me, Charlie. I practice every day. When you weren’t able to post, I just went on anyway, though I missed the back and forth of this community.

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  42. Gordon says:

    Charlie, I came across your site 10 days ago through a link on http://luisapiccarreta.me/. I realize I’m only several months late to comment on this post, but I wanted to share something that really stood out in reference to the number of casualties to be sustained as a direct result of the Storm.

    First, I want to thank you for the clarity, honesty and courage of your writing. It helps give shape and confidence to my own voice. It’s so hard sometimes to navigate through the pushing and pulling of my own thoughts. I have to believe your genuineness and perspicacity have won over many a skeptic with regard to your own mystical experiences.

    Now, regarding the 26 million, I recently read the following in Volume 12 of the “Book of Heaven.”

    A few days before the Central Powers invaded Italy in Nov. 1917, Jesus gave Catholic mystic Luisa Piccarreta a heads up. Luisa pleaded with Jesus to have compassion, to which he replied:

    “My daughter, the cities, the grandeur of the earth, do not matter to Me; but souls matter to Me. The cities, the churches, and other things, after they are destroyed, can be rebuilt. In the Deluge, did I not destroy all? And afterwards, was not all rebuilt again? But souls, if they are lost, it is forever; there is not one who can give them back to Me again. Alas I cry over souls. Because the earth has ignored Heaven, I will destroy the earth. I will make disappear the most beautiful things which, as a snare, bind man.”

    Where upon I (Luisa): “Jesus, what are you saying?”

    Then He: “Courage, do not depress yourself! I will proceed. And you, come into my Will. Live in It so that the earth may no longer be your dwelling, but your dwelling be only Me; and thus you be completely safe.” (As above, Jesus is interested in the safety of our souls.)

    Jesus also said in “Poem of the Man God” that the Father takes each one of us in death at the perfect time: when we have become as spiritually mature as we ever will be, or to keep us from heading to our damnation.

    God is merciful, even when his mercy must be severe.

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  43. Josh says:

    Hi Charlie,

    I want to ask you a last question (in two parts) related to the casualties of the Storm:

    1) Will the highest number of casualties happen during this next coming year 2017?
    – I ask this first part, because I wonder whether we have already reached the 26 million casualties.

    2) How long does the Storm last, from a historical perspective? (7/10 years?)
    – I ask this second part to my question (which could be useful to a historian), because I think you mean “7 years” as the total duration, but some comments from other people have confused things about this.
    – Also, the longer the duration of a particular historical period, the more difficult it becomes to measure specific casualties.

    Thanks in advance for your answer.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I do not know scripted scenes for casualties. Variations in such things for historical wars vary because of differences in when they are counted. History sees in hindsight better what the years are. I have never said anything about the Storm lasting for seven years, so I am not sure what this is about. In my personal estimation, the Rumblings preceding the Storm began in September 2000 (NOT 2001), the Storm broke in May 2009, and entered its fullness about a year ago, but still not into its full fury.

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  44. Josh says:

    Thanks Charlie for the clarifications. However, I have no idea about the specific events for your dates of September 2000 (“Rumblings of the Storm”) and May 2009 (“Breaking of the Storm”).

    I thought from one of your articles, I can’t remember it right now (maybe searching with the expression “2010”, I could find it), that the Storm broke out in 2010, this is where the idea of the 7-year period came from (2010-17).

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  45. cathryn7 says:

    Hi Charlie. I haven’t written for a long time, but, I try to pass some of your blogs on to others to read. I have a friend who says she isn’t buying anything new because everything will be destroyed anyway. Is that true? Should we get things to fix up our house, or buy things for our house? Will there be a house left after the worst of the storm? We are planning on going into hiding. Is that necessary? Will there be anything to come back to? Thanks.

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    • charliej373 says:

      No, that is not true. Some will, some won’t. Strategic plans will not rescue you – trust in God and taking the next right step; living each moment well will. People keep trying to come up with a temporal formula. Both restless prepping and the presumption of caring for nothing will fail. The disposition to unite the little you can do with Christ is what will avail.

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  46. Liz says:

    I intend to live my life in full. God has plans
    which are already in place. We can’t change
    that. The only things we have to worry about
    are being personally ready and by that I
    mean clear of sin as much as we can be,
    repentant, determined to follow the word
    God and his church, and be loving and and
    an example to others. I will decorate etc and
    enjoy the holidays because no one knows
    when anything will happen and money will
    not mean anything anyway. Merry Christmas!
    May you continue to have enough and may
    Our Lord bless us all!🎄🎄🎄

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