By Charlie Johnston
“I felt my spirit inundated by a mystery of light that is God and in Him I saw and heard: the point of a lance like a flame that is detached, touches the axis of the earth, and it trembles: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried. The sea, the rivers, the clouds, exceed their boundaries, inundating and dragging with them, in a vortex, houses and people in a number that cannot be counted. It is the purification of the world from the sin in which it is immersed. Hatred, ambition, provoke the destructive war. After I felt my racing heart, in my spirit a soft voice said: ‘In time, one faith, one baptism, one Church, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. In eternity, Heaven!’ This word ‘Heaven’ filled my heart with peace and happiness in such a way that, almost without being aware of it, I kept repeating to myself for a long time: Heaven, Heaven.” – A vision of Sr. Lucia from 1944, as reported by nuns who lived with her in an excerpt from the new book, “A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary”
(The following are excerpts from an email exchange I had earlier today with a regular reader here and a man whose counsel I often seek. I identify him only as “Monroe”, which is not his name or even close to it. His comments are all in italics and mine in bold italics – CJ)
“ If I understand things correctly, the Great Storm that you foresee consists primarily of a global economic collapse, along with regional wars between the West and Islamic groups, and then also a bit later the West against China. But what I am wondering is this: Some purported private revelations—most especially the one allegedly from Sr. Lucia of Fatima on January 3, 1944 where she was reportedly shown an Angel with a flaming sword striking the axis of the earth, causing an imbalance in the earths rotation, thus resulting in global earthquakes and global tsunami/flooding. (As you may have seen, this information has been widely reported on the Internet due to recently released book about Lucia and the visions in Fatima entitled “A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary”.)
So my question is this: Have you been shown any such cataclysmic natural disasters on either a regional or global scale, other than natural disasters that occur in a regional area under normal “naturally” occurring circumstances? I normally take such prophesies very lightly but since this particular one reportedly comes from Sr. Lucia, I tend to take it more seriously than usual. ” – Monroe
I think it would be useful in considering this for you to contemplate sacraments. A sacrament, technically, as I was taught, is a visible sign of God’s invisible grace. At every Mass in the world, a truly earth-shattering event happens, but we only see something relatively mundane. In eternity, fireworks, choirs, huge things are set off with every earthly Mass – but we neither see nor feel any of it. On the other hand, as I learned clearly on my tour of creation…some things that seem quite dramatic here are not even a fizzle in heaven, while others that seem like a disaster here are actually profound blessings. Even so, we still need to process things through those feeble, insensitive filters that are our senses and our perspective.
When I first talked to Michael Brown 12 years ago (publisher of Spirit Daily), he asked me if I had specifically seen great disruptions in weather and earthquakes and such. I honestly told him no, though I had seen great shakings. His instinct on the matter was right on target. Since then, there have, indeed, been unusual weather patterns and such – but those are merely small signs of much larger disruptions in eternity. They are not the essence, but the residue, of the reality.
People remain insistent on imposing a mere temporal interpretation to large, incredible spiritual events. For most, even among the most pious, it is all they can really imagine. Now, in my visions, there has often been terrifyingly apocalyptic imagery used to underscore certain events. I know that that imagery ALWAYS indicates the spiritual significance of the event – and that it may not even be noticed here. Sometimes, it may also be a foreshadowing of temporal events. I am reticent to tell people it will not happen physically as they think, for it may – or there may be a striking physical residue of the reality of the gigantic spiritual event. But even if there is, it is NOT what the vision means. It is NOT its essence.
Now the angel with the flaming sword is very important to me. I know this image from my own experience. The temporal axis of the earth may or may not be changed with the resulting disaster movie effects. I don’t know – and it is not particularly important to me, nor is it relevant at all to whether Sr. Lucia is correct. She already is; it has already occurred; and it has already been visibly fulfilled. The mass falling away from faith by man caused great convulsions in heaven, consequences which we have begun to feel. For at least a millennium and a half, Christianity has predominated the civilized, western world. Even when people have not believed, they have behaved under Christian assumptions.
In 1517, there was a great convulsion, as a big chunk of Christians broke away from the Church Christ founded. It set off centuries of civil wars within Christianity. Yet the world continued to operate largely under Christian assumptions. Fourteen years later, God sent Our Lady to Tepeyac Hill in Mexico to partially correct that disruption, initiating events that, within a decade, would wipe out the old, bloody religion there as the natives converted en masse to Christianity – interestingly, it replaced in numbers almost precisely what had been lost in the Protestant revolt. But the Protestant Revolution set in motion later convulsions – unending civil wars in England and then into Ireland, a splinterization of Christianity in Germany, a mass apostasy in France that would sweep Europe even as their temporal revolution ultimately collapsed on itself. None of these were the great event…they were mere products – consequences – of the great event. Now they have led to their culmination. Interestingly enough, an event you mentioned in a previous note had, when it happened, caused me to think that “the sword has been loosed.” It was the election enshrining “gay marriage” in Ireland. In America and various other precincts, such had been imposed on an unwilling populace by elite authorities. In Ireland, the people chose – and chose in landslide numbers. Let me tell you what that really means:
It is clear-eyed, knowing apostasy. It is an embrace of not just what is contrary to the faith, but what is opposed to the faith and must ever be at war with the faith. It calls forth a judgment, both on men who have set themselves against the faith that nurtured them, and on a notably corrupt national clerisy that betrayed the faithful to protect their sinecures. What it means is that Ireland no longer operates under fundamentally Christian assumptions, but under fundamentally pagan assumptions. The elites in the rest of the civilized world are hailing what has been done in Ireland. The flaming sword touched down in Ireland and already has begun sweeping the globe like a raging fire, consuming all in its path….or like a great flood destroying everything before it. For the first time in a millennium and a half, we have re-entered a functionally pagan culture.
So this is what happened: The axis on which world culture has turned for a millennium and a half has been Christianity and the assumptions inherent to it. That axis was formally shifted last month back to paganism and the assumptions inherent to it – and we are at the beginning of the floods, fires, and famines that signal the temporal effects of that spiritual catastrophe. It may please God, in His wisdom, to shift the actual temporal axis of the world…but even if He does, it will not have nearly the catastrophic effects of this shift in the spiritual axis around which the world’s culture has so long revolved. And whether He does or does not, what Sr. Lucia saw has already begun and been fulfilled. Pray, that like St. Juan Diego and the peasants at Tepeyac Hill, you may be part of the restoration, of setting things right, to counterbalance the terrible convulsion that has already touched down. – CJ
“…you touched base precisely on what the nuns in Lucia’s community stated in the book stating that on one occasion, as she was meditating, Sister Lucia, who virtually never spoke about the messages, had “let slip” that “…if Portugal does not approve abortion, then it is safe, but if approved it will have much to suffer. For the sin of the person, the person is responsible and pays for it, but for the sin of the nation all the people pay for it because rulers who enact unjust laws do so on behalf of the people who elected them.” – Monroe
The foundations of a society are not its buildings and such, but its religious, social and cultural institutions. A building collapses and you can rebuild it. When the institutions that give you the capacity to build, to know, to love collapse, you cannot rebuild because you have lost the ability. Again, I am very familiar with such apocalyptic imagery from personal experience. It is why I sometimes have to translate…because people will think of buildings and such when the destruction is much more comprehensive and dire than that.
The destruction of the World Trade Center was beheld by all…yet it only killed a little over 3,000 and changed a few policies. The destruction of our understanding of marriage, of family, of covenant will kill untold millions and leave us incapable of stopping the destruction…unless we turn away from our terrible course. The devil has accomplished an amazing thing…convinced us to destroy ourselves, anesthetizing ourselves all the way with soothing nostrums. It is a self-replicating process that would destroy the whole world if there was not a faithful remnant willing to suffer and proclaim the truth. I tell you that this destruction of the very concept of marriage, of gender, of family, has more destructive power than all the nuclear weapons ever built combined. If they were unleashed, over time, they lose the force needed to continue destruction as those who wield them are destroyed. As this is unleashed, it gathers force over time as the destruction, itself, is cited by those who unleash it as success rather than destruction. From eternity, the heavenly beings see clearly what has real destructive capacity and what is merely transient – and describe it properly.
I realize that can be hard to see. Right now, I both understand and appreciate better why, for the particular work given to me, I was trained from childhood. I used to get terrified by some of the stark imagery of little things I was shown for practice…and then saw it wasn’t so bad after all – that what I was shown had mainly to do with the spirit. And then I realized, with more wisdom, that what I was shown WAS the reality – and far more terrible and devastating than any little physical damage that could be done. -CJ