Trust to a Plain Path

Christian pilgrims participate in the traditional Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, April 1, 2012. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and is the start of the Christian Holy Week. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Christian pilgrims participate in the traditional Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City, Sunday, April 1, 2012. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and is the start of the Christian Holy Week. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

By Charlie Johnston

With new waves of readers coming on board, I am being inundated by a host of requests in emails. A few things that folks should know, particularly if they are new here:

  1. I am getting a lot of letters from people who think they have a prophetic message they are called to share with the world and wanting my advice or blessing. Well, first, whatever I am, I am definitely not the Church or a priest – and I am not the person to guide you on this. The Church is. Most times, a person is mistaken on the matter. The way to discern is to get a solid priest spiritual director and obey him as he discerns. If you are Protestant, you had best get a sound minister to guide you. If you will not take direction and be obedient, you are deceiving yourself; you do not have such a call – for the virtue God loves most is obedience to legitimate authority. Then, if you clear that hurdle, just do. Either it will have merit and catch on or it will not. If you really want to follow the path I have, you would spend years trying to desperately find a way out…choose a priest for your first disclosure who is noted for integrity, but most likely to tell you to forget it and give you a way out, then spend more years having that priest and any he brings on discern, all while looking for a way out, then finally speak publicly after many things you have said have come to pass. But when you first speak publicly, do so a bit sullenly, refusing to do anything to promote what you say unless it drops in your lap, hoping it will all go away so you can be left alone. Oh, and be prepared for much sacrifice. I have never had a career. I had what looked kind of like a career, but it was just episodic things laid one after another. Why? Because from childhood, part of what I agreed to was that I would get attached to no work so much that I could not leave it forthwith if I were called to the Master’s service – so I had to forego a host of otherwise perfectly legitimate opportunities because they would violate the terms of service I had promised to live by. This is just the tip of the iceberg. You will need to put yourself in a very radical way in the hands of the Lord – and in ways you will never speak of. It is a fearsome thing that is not for everyone. In the military, many would like what they think is the glamor of being in special forces, but few can pay the price. I do not boast when I tell you you really need to consider whether you can pay the price, for if not, it would just crush you. And the first installment is direction and obedience. In any case, I am not the judge of such things. You may occasionally have what some call a “word of knowledge” for yourself or others, but if you think you have a public calling, submit yourself first to a priest or pastor and obey him.
  2. I am also getting a host of people asking me what they should do about very specific personal problems and decisions. That is not what I do, even though I can sometimes offer counsel over how to approach important decisions. My fundamental message is not that God is close to me (though I believe He is) but that He is close to each of you. Simply call on Him (acknowledge God), make the best decision you can, and act, trusting in Him to gently correct your errors and draw fruit from them in the process. I am not a guru, but the larger point is that there are no gurus who can tell you definitively what God wants from you. God endowed you with moral agency. He expects you to exercise it in choosing what you should do, what the next right step is for you. By exercising it, you build your relationship with God and learn more about what His mission for you is. When you search for a guru to tell you precisely what to do, you are trying to evade the responsibility of the moral agency with which God endowed you. It is like being replaced by a pinch hitter in a baseball game: even if the pinch hitter gets a hit, it is not accrued to you. You may – and should – seek counsel from trusted friends, family members and pastors, but you must make and take responsibility for every decision and action you take. That is how you learn and how you become a true servant of God. Do not worry much about your many mistakes. How many times must a toddler fall before he finally starts walking? Would you want him to stop trying so he would not fall? Of course not – if he did, he would never walk. Even when he falls, you are endeared to the effort he put into trying to walk – and more deeply endeared to his fortitude in keeping at it despite a long succession of failures. You know that if he keeps at it, he will eventually learn to walk with confidence and ease. Your Heavenly Father views you with the same affection. So get up and walk. When you stumble, get up and try again. Sometime after the hundredth or so try, you will begin to get it – and your Father in heaven will rejoice along with you.
  3. Finally, something that worries me a lot. Many of you are asking me such things as when you should pull your kids out of school and hunker down. I know many people – and credible voices – are focusing on September as a time of crash. I have not publicly said that. I do not know when the final crash comes: only when the Rescue comes and all the things that must come between now and then. That does not mean that crash will not come in September. I do know it will come soon. We have been redlining all the cultural, social, political, economic and security systems throughout the globe for nearly a decade now. Like a building with multiple boilers, all of which are in the redline danger zone, one of them will eventually blow. When one does, the rest will follow in short succession. But the rules for this crisis are different than any other crisis in world history. Your instincts will easily fail you if you don’t truly trust God. Part of my training included a searing set of experiences that you have not had – and it was one of the toughest two or three parts of the training. It is about truly trusting God. Before I was a teen, I started being shown some hard things that would happen with certain people I cared about – but ordered not to say anything or actively prevent it. I flatly disobeyed in many cases – and brought down a far worse situation than what I originally saw. At first, I did it because I thought I knew better than God – and the fix seemed so simple. The Good Lord patiently showed me that I knew nothing, and that if I did not learn to trust Him, I never would. When I obeyed, the things I saw still came, but the consequences of them were not near as bad as I expected – and often were a source of blessing to the ones involved. Even so, sometimes I would get so frantic, I could not help myself. God was consistent. If I interfered where I had been ordered not to, small disasters ensued. The last time I disobeyed was 19 years ago. To give you an idea how deeply engrained this has become in me, several years before the terrible tsunami and earthquake hit Japan I knew that it was set for some type of terrible, widespread strike – but ordered to tell no one. This was an agony, because my brother and his family – and my son – were stationed there at the time I was shown. Every instinct in me cried out to warn them, to get them out of there. But experience had shown me to try to do so through disobedience might get them killed. So I kept silence. Oh, I agonized privately and in frequent prayer on their behalf, often in tears. But I obeyed, even as I suffered from the obedience. I was so relieved when they were both out of there – and even more relieved that, when the destruction came, it cost very few lives. Japan, having suffered that tragedy will, in fact, be better prepared to be a field hospital for the suffering during the worst of the Storm. My point is that you cannot outwit God. If you try you may well call down disaster. So act with prudence. If there is a good reason for your child to take a sabbatical year that will help him and the family, then consider it. But if the primary reason is to keep him from harm, know that instead you are likely leading him into harm. You cannot outwit God. The whole point of the Storm is to learn to trust God and know that your confidence is well-placed in Him. I sympathize with you as this was one of the two or three hardest disciplines I had to master – and I had a lot longer to learn it than you do. But I must tell you true. I devote myself in prayer that when you fail at this, the consequences will be light: just enough to teach you you must trust to God rather than devise plans to evade Him, but not so much that you face devastating loss.
  4. I often say that nothing is lost in God’s economy. What that means is that it pleases God that you continue in the good things you would normally do. If you are the head of a company that employs many and know that the Storm is coming, keep taking care of your business and helping your employees grow. There will be a need for such after the Rescue, and those who have acted with fidelity and resolve will be entrusted with more. If your kids are doing well in school, encourage them to persist, for we will need people with good educations after the Rescue. What they gain now will be useful then. I had the head of one institute ask me whether they should proceed with a planned major renovation or defer it and keep their money in the bank. I told him to proceed. First, if I am wrong, there is no reason to defer the renovation. If I am right, however, money in the bank will be gone along with all the rest. But if they proceed with the renovation, even if it is interrupted, they will still have many of the materials and will be that much further along when the Storm is over. The point is, nothing will ultimately be lost from the good and noble things you are trying to do, even if an interruption in all society comes for a time. Keep at it, trusting to God to sort out all the results.

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I hope to get caught up on all the reports from the various cities I have visited before I head out to the West Coast this weekend. One of my favorite moments in many of my presentations is when people look around the room, see so many people there, and realize that despite the official crusade against Christians, they are not alone. While I do not break any new ground in these reports from around America, it both acknowledges the faith in these communities and their hospitality to me – and shows all those who have realized they are not alone in their communities that they are also not alone in the country. A cohort – a remnant, if you will – is rising quietly throughout the country. That cohort will be decisive in keeping us from giving in to despair or panic as chaos enshrouds the world. As I leave the various communities, I find many start prayer groups and networks to actively try to help their neighbors through troubled times. Thank you for inviting me on this magnificent pilgrimage.

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I have a few new videos to put up from the Berkshires. The first is a cable TV show taped in Vermont, but shown primarily in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. The program is entitled “Rejoice Always.”

The second is the video from my talk in the Berkshires. Initially, I felt a bit bad. I was exhausted and so thought this was the weakest of the presentations I had made, even though it was the largest crowd yet. Ha! They set up a comfortable chair on a platform for when I needed to sit. It was a rather grand chair. I was glad I was not dressed in red and carrying a few extra pounds – or I would have probably had kids coming up to tell me what they wanted for Christmas. The last question came from a young man who posited that radical Islamic atrocities are the fault of American bankers, not Islam. As you will see, I got a little, um, animated, about that. The local co-ordinator, Jane, told me yesterday that that final sequence has been the favorite moment of the video for many who have watched it.

Finally, a bonus! Our good friend, Dan Lynch, came down to visit while I was in southern Vermont – nearly a five hour drive from his home near the Canadian border. He did a marvelous presentation on Our Lady of the Americas at St. John Bosco Parish after Daily Mass one morning. The cable network knew a good thing when they saw it, so they grabbed an interview with Dan, too.

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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153 Responses to Trust to a Plain Path

  1. EllenChris says:

    Thanks for the update. You made all his clear when you were here in Scotia, and I would assume that you told people this at your other venues also. I hope folks listen. I especially liked your comment that the seeking for a lot of this stuff is just another form of divination. Which, of course, is the opposite of trust.

    Dumbies that we are, Mike and I are still trying to figure out how to send our cell phone pictures to your email. A lady named Pat took a lot of pictures here, and we have the video taped by Christy’s friend. I would like very much to get all this to you before you leave for the left coast, but we will have to continue our efforts. Maybe the prayer of miraculous trust will make it possible to get all the material to you. Blessings as you go.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you, Ellen. I was going to send you a note today asking if you had gotten a chance to send the pictures out. What a wonderful time I had up in the Mohawk Valley! I stayed in a little travel trailer that the folks at the St. Kateri National Shrine graciously allowed Ellen, and her husband Mike, to set up on the grounds.

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    • Sarah says:

      EC: Can you attach the pics to an email and send them to yourself or Mike? Then you can send to Charlie via another email. That’s how I have to do it. I blame age.

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  2. David says:

    Something I would like some guidance on… My 11 year old daughter wears braces and is 12 months into what should be 2 or 3 years of orthodontics. If this storm comes, there won’t be any Orthodontists available to maintain her.

    Should I be taking her to the Orthodontist today and have her braces be removed, since it might be years before there are practicing dentists? She can’t be living with braces cemented on her teeth with no servicing until 2017 or 2018.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Well shoot, David, either way could be prudent. On the one hand, if you get them taken off now, you won’t have to worry about it when you have a lot of other things to worry about. On the other hand, if you leave them as they are, it can be a sign of trust. Make your decision deliberately and all will be well. (Now, as for me, I remove all the needless worry I can – for there will be plenty that comes upon me).

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      • Becky-TN says:

        Oh David,

        I’m with ya. I have one in braces (less than 6m to go) and one about to be put into them (next month) and I have had the same thought. With what Charlie has written, I’m holding onto the hope that things will begin to “rebuild” after the first initial chaos. So, who’s to say we won’t have dentists or orthodontists? It may not be what we are use to, but not necessarily completely gone. Charlie, is this a good thought process?

        God Bless,

        Becky

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        • charliej373 says:

          I think it is an excellent thought process, Becky. I have tried to be careful to note that we will begin to rebuild from the chaos DURING the Storm, as we must to confront certain things. I do not speak much of these times, only that God has specific plans to help us back onto our feet to face the real trials of the Storm. I will play a role in this. After the Storm, the whole culture will be in a rebuilding process as an era of great peace begins. I have no role in this except to raise support for the building of the International Shrine of Thanksgiving for our Rescue at Mt. Meeker.

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          • Mary-Louise says:

            Charlie,
            You say you will play a role in helping us get back on our feet during the Storm. Are you going to become a public figure — more public at least!– and take on a leadership position as the first and second waves (fighting Islam and China) hit? I have long wondered why God would guide you into a career of advising political candidates and practicing journalism. That seems like a training ground for leadership or a serious adviser’s role.
            And are you the only Sherpa out there? Do other countries have their own Sherpas who will rise up during the Storm?
            Blessings,
            Mary-Louise

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          • charliej373 says:

            The Lord raises an astonishing diversity of people to do an astonishing number of jobs, Mary-Louise. It is my unique job to give people (laity and clergy) throughout the world hope so they can weather the Storm and see the hand of God operating behind it. I will confess I often told my priests I could not see how I could possibly help the whole world…that maybe God was speaking in hyperbole for dramatic effect, but just did what was right in front of me without worrying overmuch about it. What internally I did not believe I am now starting to think, well, maybe. Of course, He knows…and while I have often not completely believed myself, I have always obeyed no matter how hard or scary it seemed (witness the first pilgrimage) so He is patient with me.

            As for the rebuilding and confronting the challenge right after the Storm, that is a period I know some detail about but I speak very little about. God, Himself, will reveal His might to all who have not completely blinded themselves out of malice and vanity. So I am not about to spoil His big entrance.

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    • donna says:

      I’m a school nurse, get yourself a pair of brace wire cutters….those things pop off on their own (without a storm) often on a weekend when nobody is around. A hard wire sticking in your child’s cheek is something brace wax can’t fix….I think it’s prudent to have a pair around the house for emergencies, storm or no storm…..

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    • SteveBC says:

      David, I am not a dentist but can speak from my own experience. Donna has given useful advice to get some brace wire cutters in case a bracket pops off. However, I don’t know if that tool would help you pop all her brackets off, and leaving them on for years can cause deterioration in the enamel, I understand. So you may want to have a tool to pop the brackets off IF after several months you are still without ortho service. However, this is not for the faint of heart. At the very least, you should get her plenty of wax so that any brackets left on can be covered over the months of no ortho.

      Speaking from sad personal experience, one thing I strongly recommend is that you get a few pairs of moldable upper and lower plastic tooth protectors for her. If you take off brace wires and even brackets, your child’s teeth may have a tendency to move back into old positions or to slide across each other over time. The moldable tooth protectors can act as an informal set of retainers. They should be molded to her teeth immediately after you remove the brace wires (and brackets), and she should wear them for at least a few hours every day or at night to hold her teeth steady and allow bone to resolidify around them. Then when she returns to the dentist after the Storm (or later in the Storm), her teeth will not have regressed. She will start from the improved state and move to conclusion without issue.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

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  3. Colleen DeRose says:

    Thank you Charlie. From point 4, it helps most to be given an idea of how it’s going to play out in the long run. Like after any great event, flood, fire or hurricane, there is inevitable clean up and reordering. I am always amazed at the resiliency of people who dismantle the damage and salvage what can be salvaged from the flotsam and jetsam left in the mud, ashes or wind. I personally experienced a house fire, as did a family member ( among the 500+ homes in the Black Forest fire in CO). The ensuing disenfranchisement, reordering and rebuilding took a few years to accomplish. After mourning material loss, we realized that simpler was better and we could persevere having shed a lot of material weight. God restored the “years the locust devoured” as we each came to accept the loss and keep loving and trusting Him.
    May the new that rises from the storm’s aftermath be cleaner and simpler and give God great glory. God bless all here.
    Ps. you must feel a little like Moses at times who said the people he had to lead were too many for him…

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  4. VIvi says:

    Dear Charlie, im glad you are posting! I rather read this blog than any news in the media. By the way, i love your sense of humor when explaining things to us and at the same time you are gentle and brutally honest about the things we are facing now.

    God bless you this weekend & all the Choir of Angels guide you ! Praying for all us here in this family!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Ha, Vivi…I try to go heavy on the honesty and light on the brutality. I read once that people who pride themselves on their brutal honesty are usually more interested in the brutality than the honesty. I laughed and took it to heart.

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  5. Sheri G. says:

    Hi Charlie! Thank you once again for everything you are doing!!! I can’t wait until you come to Michigan!! Although I would like to help but haven’t figured out how to communicate with anyone on the Mother of God forum. I posted a long time ago but saw no replies. I am wondering… you mention prayer groups again in this post and I am anxiously awaiting the format booklet. I’m assuming it still in the making. I know how busy you are but do you have any idea of a time frame for that? God bless you! Totus tuus, Maria!!😀

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    • charliej373 says:

      I wish I had a better idea. I had thought to finish it while I was home in Denver, but my time here is short. Honestly, I will be surprised if I get it done before November when I am home for three months.

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    • Andy says:

      Hi Sheri. I am a moderator on Mother of God forum. How can I help you? My name is Andy3 on there.

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    • Mick says:

      Hi, Sheri! I’m one of the people on the committee which is planning Charlie’s trip to Michigan. If you have any questions, you can contact Susan at NextRightStep@aol.com.

      And when you talk about the forum on which you were trying to contact people about the Michigan trip, did you perhaps mean the Next Right Steppers Forum?

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  6. Mack says:

    Thanks, Charlie, for these encouraging words. Your second point is the best explanation about how to take the next right step. God isn’t going to miraculously tell us what to do, but will give us inspirations and grace, and we need to cooperate with that grace. Right now I’m working on some projects that probably will not be finished before the Storm hits in its fullness. So sometimes I start to think, “Why bother?” But God wants us to do his will day by day. There was the story of some saint (I’ve heard different versions) who was weeding the garden and someone asked him what he would do if he knew he would die in a day. He said he would keep on doing exactly what he was doing, because that was God’s will for him.

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    • Sometimes our next right step is gonna feel like being asked step out in faith right onto the water. Yesterday’s Gospel reading told us about the moment Peter lost his faith while walking on the water. The trouble came the moment he took his eyes off Jesus and began to focus on the storm. If we practise looking at Jesus in every moment of our lives TODAY by living in the Divine Will, then when the storm is upon us in full force, we will be less likely to let it distract us. We will be better able to focus on Christ and the “next right step” he wants us to take. We’ll be walking on the water!!! 🙂

      One of my favorite contemporary Christian songs: Strollin’ on the Water by Bryan Duncan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8rWwDZH4f8

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      • mmbev says:

        Oh my gosh! I’m going to be back to “hanging onto my plank” again! Thanks for the image Janet.

        When I was a kid, my three older brothers used to go to a small lake near our house. To walk in the lake near the shore required not only rubber boots, but specialized equipment consisting of two rectangular planks. Put a foot on one plank in the water, submerge the other plank for your next right step and the place the upraised foot on the top of the plank until it hit bottom. Grab the plank from behind as it rose, place it in front and repeat. The bottom was so soggy if one stepped with just a foot, down that foot went until, until, untillll…no one wanted to find out how far down “unit” went, especially me, ’cause I was rather short.

        Being rather short, so were my rubber boots. Ever walk on a lake bottom, the water about two inches above your rubber boots, stepping on the frogs eggs in your boots as you walked? I am convinced that traipsing around after my brothers so I could be the same as them, is what has caused all the problems in my life. The WORST was when one of my planks would float away. Speed was of the essence and you can all tell that I have neither speed nor dexterity. Imagine then. Developed really good lung power though. Just ask my sons.

        So if I read this right, Janet, are you saying that the Next Right Step could involve water? Where do we find the planks? What on earth, er, water, did Peter think he was doing?!! Does this have anything to do with the rain we have been getting?

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  7. Donette says:

    Charlie, being a reader of your posts, I must say, that for some of us your commentary can be an emotional roller coaster. In this post, you certainly received the stress when we read “”never said the F.C was to take place in September.” Probably people getting confused with all of the “stuff” that’s “out there”. I was all right until I got to your comment about Japan and its experience of the tsunami and the after effects. Uou said: “Japan, having suffered that tragedy will, in fact, be better prepared to be a field hospital for the suffering during the worst of the Storm.” That once again raised the stress levels to hair raising time. All I could see was an entire nation as a field hospital… now zoom in and see from an aerial position the scene of the grounds of the Civil War Hospital as shown in Gone With The Wind. Yes, Charlie, you are right. When people have said to me that they wished God would talk to them, I always responded, “Not Me!” I know from my books on the saints and martyrs when given a mission on this earth it’s no picnic. Rest now, Charlie, then get on with the mission. We are following your movements.

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  8. Sandy says:

    Thank you, Charlie. This was such a helpful post. My husband is from Japan and is a Catholic convert. His family lives there and do not know the Lord, so your comments about Japan as a field hospital were very comforting. I just received my order of sacramentals and a book from the Dan Lynch Apostolate regarding Our Lady of America and Jesus, King of All Nations. They were so nice to deal with. I have never heard of these particular devotions, so I have lots of reading and praying to do. May God bless you on your journey. I was pleased to meet you at St. Mark near Fort Lauderdale.

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  9. Sally Anderson says:

    I’m most grateful for this good fruit direction I thank Our Merciful God for giving this to me through you Charlie God Bless You !

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  10. Becky-TN says:

    Oh Charlie,

    I needed you to, once again, drill these things into my head. Thank you.

    God does work in His own time, in His own way, usually during those times we are living “Ordinary Life”. Yesterday, while homeschooling my littles, I had a moment while they were working to re-read some of your writings. Out of the blue, something “struck me” that I hadn’t realized. Last week, we moved my oldest to Medical School 9 hours away from us. Needless to say, this mama is worried for him being so far away from ME and living now in a very big, dangerous city. But during that “out of the blue moment”, God quietly made me remember my son’s Baptism and the promise I made to God on his behalf. I promised God to raise him in the Faith and then let him GO to be a light in the world/spread the Gospel message …Christ’s light and LOVE. I MADE THAT PROMISE!!! I have told my son time and again that no matter where he is on the earth (even half way around the world), if he’s doing what God has called him to, then that’s all I could ever want for him. I gotta remember my promises, Charlie… I also gotta remembers God’s…thanks for the reminder!

    God Bless,

    Becky

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you, Becky. You have come to understand that the most dangerous place to be right now is where God does not intend you to be.

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      • Petra says:

        Charlie said: “You have come to understand that the most dangerous place to be right now is where God does not intend you to be.”
        I have always felt this to be true throughout my life, and have even seen very bad consequences for going to places, even innocent places like vacation spots, where I sensed beforehand God did not want me to go, but I went anyway. I have learned the best thing to do was to just obey the inspiration and not wonder why or second guess it.
        For instance, right now I would love to move, not so much because of the Storm, but for other reasons, especially since it is what I had tentatively planned for this time in my life. Yet I am restrained by circumstances I probably could override, but somehow I recognize at a deeper level God is keeping me right where I’m at, and I should just cooperate with it. I seem to “know” He wants me here and until I get an “all clear” or a sense it’s okay to act, I’ll just stay put. It’s sometimes worrisome and aggravating in some ways, and tries my patience, but I know I’m safer doing this. So I think Charlie’s advice is sound.

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        • ann says:

          Mark Mallett always says the only safe place to be is in the will of God. Fr. Walter Czisek (sp.?) whose cause for beatification is before the Vatican used to say that the will of God is what is happening to you right this minute. You don’t need to go running here and there searching for the will of God. It’s right here, right now, in the present moment. That’s what gets me through. I will be going to Hawaii right after Christmas (if such things will even be possible then) to meet my son. I’m going forward with plans and I am maintaining my peace by God’s grace. If the Lord doesn’t want me there, it won’t happen. I trust Him to have me where He wants me to be when (not if) things get dicey.

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    • JoyInTheLord says:

      I just watched last night over dinner with my family Marcus Grodi’s Journey Home in EWTN the episode featuring Jennifer Fulweiler, an atheist turned Catholic. She credited her baptism (and her husband did as well) as the grace that brought her to the Catholic Faith. She emphasized that baptism leaves an ‘indelible’ mark on us and with our cooperation to God’s grace, all things should be well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXmX8NrpaLE

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  11. Beckita says:

    Thank you, Charlie, and thanks to God for your faithfulness and gift of clarity in expression which brings us to remember your true role and mission while encouraging each one here to walk the path set out for us by God while depending totally on Him. He loves each of us as much as you and is very interested in guiding each of us in the particular mission entrusted to each one.

    Since our return from China, I have been praying about inviting you to Missoula and this article, for me, highlights the need for you to be elsewhere on your pilgrimage. We are so blessed to have a base of people formed, since 1991, by a very holy, Marian priest and we have been strengthened by his wisdom and depth of knowledge in the truths of our faith, daily sermon by daily sermon as well as week by week in the prayer cenacle and various devotional events such as Eucharistic Holy Hours. He has worked tirelessly establishing prayer groups all over the diocese and beyond in these last 25 years so there is an established network of people throughout the western part of our state. We gather monthly around a Mass for Inter-generational Healing.

    I share this to acknowledge that even while we have been blessed to be what Heaven is asking you to foster far and wide, Charlie, there is a definite gift to us from your witness. It overlays beautifully, harmoniously with what we have known for so long AND it bring new understanding, insight, refreshing encouragement and renewed focus to TRUST in the Lord.

    I am in union of prayer with you and all who are part of this online community, whether they post or simply visit and read. Selfishly, I’d love to meet you. (I’m actually visiting Denver soon.) I’d give you a hug of gratitude and encouragement, yet I do that every day as my prayers touch your spirit.

    Thanks again, Charlie. God bless us, one and all.

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    • Pete says:

      Thanks for your post, Beckita,
      We (my wife and two small children) are a few hours north of you in Whitefish. It would bring joy to my heart to be able to come pray with you guys sometime. Perhaps Charlie can pass you my email address? Charlie, I don’t know how that works. And Charlie, will you be in WA this weekend? I have been kinda out of the loop recently. If so, I will pray on it and maybe jump in the car.
      Happy Feast day of Our Lady to you and all of our family here!
      Pete

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      • charliej373 says:

        I will be in Seattle this weekend. Always check the “Upcoming Events” link at the top of my website. And to connect with people on this website, go to the Next Right Step Forum which I link to at the right of the website. I do not maintain that forum – but it is a sort of virtual gated community. Once you sign up for it, it may take a day or two before you are approved by the gentleman who runs that site, Tom Kuipers. Once you are in, you can share contact info with other members in your area.

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      • Beckita says:

        Awesome, Pete of Whitefish with God’s stunning beauty all around you! You are always welcome to come to St. Anthony Parish in Missoula for the First Saturday noon Mass for Inter-generational Healing. We begin at 11:30 with Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet and have a no host lunch at the local China Buffet afterwards.

        I just called the office of the parish in Whitefish and had a great visit with the new office administrator who turns out to be an old friend I haven’t talked with in ten years. I sent her an email so she’ll have my address. All you need do is call the office as she is now waiting to hear from you to give you that address. I look forward to hearing from you as well as meeting you and your family sometime.

        PS She also received a forwarded copy of the Birmingham video which she intends to view soon so she would be someone in your area who might like to visit with you about it. Thanks for reaching out. God bless you, Pete.

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    • Lisa Ann says:

      This makes me want to move to Missoula! But, in “stormy” CT for now. Bless you all and keep praying. Thanks, Beckita

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      • Beckita says:

        Thanks for connecting, Lisa Ann! Honestly, even with the many miles between us we’re so deeply united in prayer (and for as long as we are allowed access to this blog also in sharing thoughtful support), no matter the miles. As long as all of us are listening to the Lord and acting on His Will for us, then each one is planted where He would have us be. Praying for you and your dear ones in CT!

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  12. eightlambs says:

    My 2 youngest children, older teens, are going on pilgrimage to Rome, Fatima and Medjigore the last two weeks in September.
    They are both discerning calls to the religious life and priesthood.
    I am trusting that should the collapse come while they are 7000 miles away from home, God’s will be done.
    I have leaned on your wisdom Charlie, that interfering in this pilgrimage could result in something worse. Praise God for the little motto TRUST DO LOVE.

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  13. eightlambs says:

    My two youngest childre, both late teens, are going on a pilgrimage to Italy, Fatima and Medjigore during the last half of September. They are going to discern a call to the religious life and the priesthood. If the collapse comes while they are 7000 miles from home, I am trusting that God’s will be done.
    Charlie, I lean on your wisdom that my interfering might bring more disaster. Thank God for the little motto: TRUST DO LOVE.

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  14. Dorothy W says:

    Dear Charlie,
    Thank you for this wonderful post. It is both thoughtful and encouraging. I am in a situation similar to eight lambs in that I have planned a pilgrimage for the end of September. I have been to Medugorje once and wanted to go back. This year my sister really wanted to go and asked if I would go with her. The opportunity to go came but it is scheduled for the end of next month, the feast of the Angels. She has read the warnings and prophecies as well. But we decided to go anyway. If Our Lady wants us to go we will go if not we won’t. Simple as that! But what if the storm hits while we are there and we can’t get back! What better place to be stuck during the storm. I trust that God knows our families are going to be here and He will take care of them. Trust, do, love!!! God bless all.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Exactly Dorothy. Two of my very dear friends are going to Medjugorje at the end of October with confidence…figuring if it all hits while they are gone, where better to be. In fact, I have scheduled my return home just in time to watch the house for one of them.

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  15. donna says:

    Charlie: thank you…you are so wise! I have been reading and not commenting as of late…..I feel I have so little to offer in the way of commentary and just need to be listening and following. I was at your New Jersey talk and it was wonderful. One of my friend’s brought you to the chapel before the talk….she didn’t know you or anything about you as I brought her as my guest…..she said to me upon her return “that is a very holy man”…..I said, did you speak with him….she said, no I just watched….Going back to my original comment of I feel drawn to watch, listen, hear and read….God is quietly instructing me every day….but I felt remiss not letting you know how important you have been as a sherpa to teach me this.

    Several posts ago, I lamented my oldest son is in Lithuania and my concern for his safety while he works there with the storm upon us. You told me to trust in God to care for him and I forgot that simple notion and took my will back….Now I have increased my prayer, devotions, adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, confession…..all these things keep my head on straight so I can Trust Do Love…..Thank you Charlie….I can’t imagine how exhausted you are these days….I will pray for you to continue God’s work….

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    • charliej373 says:

      I often angrily wondered why I was warned about Japan if I could not say a thing to anyone. But I came to realize how dramatically it increased my prayers. Thanks be to God. He knows what will truly avail when we do not. Praise Him and give Him thanks always.

      As for a stranger seeing me and thinking me holy, I always thought it more likely they would think me a tired old farmer who hadn’t lost his sense of humor about getting old.

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    • Dear Donna,
      Just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that it was such a blessing to meet you (and Charlie of course!!) at the New Jersey event. We sat at the same table… What a sweet soul you have:) Prayers are being said for you and your family!

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      • donna says:

        I had an instant connection with you and your husband….how can we stay in touch???? Would love to reconnect! We are not that far from each other….would love you to meet my husband also who is a GEM.

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  16. Rhonda Lee says:

    Dear Charlie,

    Here I am again. I cannot stay away from your blog. I am inexplicably drawn to your writings and videos. You are such an excellent writer and so well versed on so many topics, Your spiritual gifts and graces are very obvious, yet you seem so “down to earth.” I enjoy reading your posts immensely. Since I became aware of you and your prophecies, I have not been able to stop thinking about spiritual things. Since a young child, I have been drawn to the Blessed Mother in a special way. There were years I fell away, but it was always the gentle call of the Blessed Mother drawing me back to the practice of my faith. I wonder, possibly in a future post, if you could you share with us what it is like to see Jesus, the Blessed Mother, and the Angel Gabriel? Have you seen other saints, possibly St. Therese? Do they look to you like any other person, or are they “heavenly” with glowing and halos? Do they speak with an accent? Do they smile and laugh? What graces you’ve been given! But as is so often the case, it seems you have heavy crosses to go along with the graces. May God bless your for acceptance of this mission, and I will be following this blog and praying for your daily.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hi Rhonda…well, heavenly beings can appear in a way that is comforting to whoever they visit. For example, in the image of Our Lady of Tepeyac (commonly called Guadalupe) Our Lady appears as a young Indian girl, much different than I most of her other authentic appearances.

      I do not talk about this much, as it too easily can devolve into idle – and even prurient – curiosity. But to me, they appear normally, as if they were walking here right now. Gabriel just bubbles over with eager enthusiasm most times. Our Lord has a playful streak – like a gently teasing older brother. Where Gabriel is garrulous, Our Lord speaks in very short phrases, He packs more into a few words than anyone I have ever known. Our Lady is probably the most solemn of the three. She smiles sometimes and it moves your heart with joy, but she is often sorrowful, deeply troubled by the trials her poor lost children are getting themselves into. She never quits for a moment focusing on how to bring her “chicks’ back to the safety of her Holy Son.

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  17. McAuley says:

    Charlie,

    A few comments to everyone, with your permission.
    1.) As my mother always says, “Don’t borrow trouble.”
    2.) Remember Venerable Solanus Casey – “thank God ahead of time,” he was always saying this.
    3.) Get a good bible, if you do not yet have one.
    4.) Get a good prayer book for you and your family, If you do not yet have one. The best one I know of is the Publicans Prayer book, leather edition, from the Melkite Catholic Eparchy in Massachusetts. Reasonably priced.
    5.) Buy a good hand missal

    You should have the bottom three already, but if not, now is the time to do it.

    6.) Go to church, attend mass, service, liturgy. This is stating the obvious, but it bears repeating.
    7.) Want to do something more? Fast and pray.
    8.) Want to do even more? Say some of the Divine Office daily or the rosary, but above all, pray!

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  18. SteveBC says:

    Charlie, your comment above about a row of boilers ready to blow reminded me of a point I gleaned from a dream I had early yesterday morning.

    Many of us, including Charlie, have wondered how everything in the Storm can be fitted into just two years (or less). In fact, recently, Charlie said this, “… late last year I said that I thought [The Storm] must come quickly if we were going to get all that must come before the Rescue. The Lord responded, “When I act, it is done.” “

    Charlie has said that the Storm was originally supposed to start in 2012, and Mark Mallett has likened it to a hurricane. In a hurricane the storm builds for many hours until the fiercest winds in the eye-wall hit, then there is a long respite as the eye passes overhead. The other side of the eye-wall hits, and then the Storm tapers off for many hours.

    I’ve been assuming that shortening the duration of the Storm from 5 to 2 years (or less) meant that portions of the energy of that 5-year Storm were cut away, but my dream was not of a hurricane but of a tornado.

    Were a 150-mph hurricane to go over our earthly Village, it would leave some structures intact, some totally destroyed, and many damaged but repairable. When we consider the Village structures as being the structures of the Old System of the World, a hurricane would not necessarily clear out all the Old Structures. Many might be left repairable. That would not be good. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any of those Old Structures of power/corruption/control left standing, because the elites will be motivated to rebuild them and recapture lost power.

    Now consider what happens if the full force of the 5-year Hurricane were compressed and focused into a 2-year period. No energy cut away, but instead intensified and focused into the truly awesome power of a Cat 10 tornado. Such a Storm would roar through our Village and leave not one Old Structure standing. We would come out of our shelters on the Day of the Rescue and find the world wiped absolutely clean of all the Old Structures of Power. The Old System of the World would be utterly gone, wiped away. It would be a new world, ready for us to rebuild.

    So I want to suggest here that perhaps we should think of the shortening of the Storm’s duration not as a means to make things easier for us but as a way to intensify and focus the Storm so that the complete destruction of the Old System of the World will be fully assured. The Storm is gathering. In my dream I and a number of others (members of this community?) were entering shelters in good order, even as the developing gyre was taking shape in the sky overhead.

    When I look at events now occurring in our world, I see many threads of disruption and instability, but each thread seems to be developing without falling over the edge into full collapse. When one does go fully over the edge, all the others will go over the edge almost immediately thereafter. Everything seems poised on its own knife edge. We’ll be thinking we’re OK, and then in a matter of days we will be inside the Fullness of the Storm. That quick.

    That is not how a hurricane develops and moves overhead, but it is the way a tornado forms and strikes.

    It appears that a tornado is coming, not a hurricane. Our Storm will be short but incredibly intense, dense with events, with few respites (and those few short). I know this sounds scary, but it really seems to me that God is doing us a favor, both by making the Storm shorter AND by making it more intense.

    I haven’t memorized this biblical phrase, but it comes to my mind, that the days of the storm will be shortened, for if they were not, few would survive. Although we could survive a 5-year hurricane, we could not survive a 5-year tornado. As the Storm is focused and intensified, its duration must be shortened. And in turn the shortening of the Storm allows it to be more intense, more thoroughly destructive of the Old System of the World. And more thoroughly transforming of our attitudes.

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    • Mack says:

      I like that analogy, Steve.
      Yesterday we had a strange storm that made me think of The Storm. It was a clear and sunny day. Suddenly the sky grew dark, the wind picked up greatly, and it started to hail. The hailstones were huge! Like large stones, more than an inch in diameter. I watched them pelting the patio right outside my office, and they covered the ground and even piled up in places. Then it started to pour down sheets of rain. It didn’t last long and the sun came out again. The hail in August was strange. Later I realized today is the feast of Our Lady of the Snows! I’m not sure what the message might be, but it did remind me that God works through everything and can do things we may think impossible–like sending hail in the midst of the summer’s heat. So I took it as a reminder to trust.

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    • Diane says:

      Good analogy – I also thought, well the longer its take to get into full swing the quicker the recovery will come, but I agree with you that the intensity will be terrible and awesome to behold. May we all be strengthened by the Passion of Christ and keep each other in prayer. Last night I mentioned to my husband that he consider receiving Christ daily to strengthen his faith for the coming storm, I said our kids are going to need us to be strong. I also find myself repeating the mantra, Acknowledge God, Take the next right step and be a sign of Hope to those around you – I say it in answer to those who are shaking their heads and admitting that things are a bit out of whack. I hope that if I say it enough it may come back when they most need it. It has become part of my daily routine, I don’t say much more than that because it seems to be enough. Thank you all for your prayers. Love. I do.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Yes, Diane, I have taken much the same approach with those just starting to realize something is deeply wrong. Charlie’s phrase just comes off the tongue easily and gets into nearby ears in a nice, gentle way. Those people I have started with like that are often now interested in moving deeper or have started coming here to read posts and perhaps comments, too. So, yeah, I agree, it seems just enough on its own, yet it is powerful enough to move people onward in their waking up process.

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      • JoyInTheLord says:

        Diane, I am catching myself of late saying the same thing: Acknowledge God, do the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you.

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    • mmbev says:

      Matthew 24: 15 – 22
      THE GREAT TRIBULATION

      15 When you see the desolating abominations spoken of through Daniel the prop[het standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains, the person on the housetop must not go down to get things out of his house, a person in the fields must not return to get his cloak. Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days. Pray that your flight not be in the winter or on the sabbath, for that time there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will be. 22 – AND IF THOSE DAYS HAD NOT BEEN SHORTENED, NO ONE WOULD BE SAVED, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF THE ELECT THEY WILL BE SHORTENED.

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    • Mick says:

      Brilliant, as usual, SteveBC. But yikes!

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      • SteveBC says:

        Yikes, indeed, Mick. The two most awesome dreams I’ve had since the decision on gay marriage were of a massive tsunami and this one of a massive tornado. Both are disasters that would hit very fast, quite unexpectedly, with almost no warning possible, and the potential for damage is enormous. Yet in this tornado dream I saw many people calmly entering our shelter and getting set for the Storm. Maybe it is all the people here at this website I was seeing. Nonetheless, the more I thought about it, the more heartening I found that calmness I saw as the people sought shelter, their acceptance of the Storm, and their steadiness in the face of such a threatening situation.

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  19. ann says:

    Charlie I appreciate the links for your interview and your talk. I listened this morning during some rare private time and it really lifted my spirits. this whole Planned Parenthood horror has hit me hard. Bad enough the evil of what they’re doing, but friends, relatives, people I’ve known for years, are all rushing to support them and post high-fives for the failure of the de-funding measure.. Have we truly gone insane??? Where are hearts and heads and consciences? I’m baffled. These are people who are so tenderhearted toward animals and so quick to show compassion for the down trodden. How does this happen? I keep thinking of the Nazis. Neighbors suddenly turning on those who were persona non grata. The justifications that were given, the wholesale joining in of collusion and those who raised a protest were silenced in the most brutal way. It’s like a mass “kool aide drinking” has taken place.Truly frightening.
    It reminds me of CS Lewis’ book in the Narnian Chronicles, “The Silver Chair”–the world underground looked so real and the White Witch ruled and she insisted there was never anything called a Sun but the children forced themselves to keep repeating that the Sun did in fact exist and it was shining somewhere. It took all their strength to keep resisting the hypnotic lie that surrounded them and tried to suck them in. That’s kind of where we’re at I guess. I’m “thanking God ahead of time” for the Rescue. (thanks to McAuley for reminding me of Fr. Solanus Casey)

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    • JoyInTheLord says:

      I believe a similar thing happened in the Rwanda genocide, when people just started hacking other people to death. In the end, people who did the killing admitted that they were acting in a frenzy, without good reason. We need to pray the ‘St Michael Archangel Prayer’ so as to avoid being overcome by the powers of the enemy.

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  20. Marie says:

    Will there be a forthcoming period where the mass is forbidden to be celebrated in public?

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  21. gettimothy says:

    Charlie, thank you for working your butt off on this. You are in my prayers.

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  22. Anne says:

    Amazing……. I am not American…I read about father solanus last night!!!
    I understand the storm is global…… But reading this blog is (naturally)……so American focused.!
    To be honest …. Mallett is easier for me to relate to.
    The last few weeks I have sensed exactly what mallett said….. Be in the will of God. I wrote down Charlie’s comment….. The mos dangerous place to be right now is where God does NOT intend us to be. Oh Lord please all those who have lost their way.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I understand, Anne. Mark is from Canada. Fortunately or unfortunately, the US was one of the world’s superpowers. I write globally, but definitely from an American perspective. Part of that is because I am American…and part of it is because the big three in the roughest days of the Storm will be the US, Russia and China. Other countries will play important, episodic roles…but the big three are America, Russia and China. They will be leading the charges, both of good and of evil. Though I lived most of my life in Illinois and had no family or friend connections in Colorado, I knew for some time that any public work I did must start from Colorado. I don’t know why…I just obey. I would like to have had Illinois play a bigger role…but though its official slogan is “The Land of Lincoln,” it isn’t any more.

      Actually, when I speak of America, I speak mainly of the US and Canada. I love the spirit in Australia – a spirit which will come into play before all is said and done. In the end, South and Central America will play a larger role than anyone now suspects. But I should not go here…speaking of specific countries just draws out questions from every country – and that is a distraction. Far easier for me to just be America-centric and excuse it as being because that is my native land. But that, in all honesty, is not the primary reason. It is one of the big three throughout the Storm.

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      • Anne says:

        Thank you Charlie….. I understand. The big 3 players are A,R,C………. So we had better be in the Ark!
        You are so right about the spirit of Australia…… And remember we are the Land of the Holy Spirit.
        I just always feel America is so dominant.
        Put bases in Australia….pump out rubbish from Hollywood. Big brash and noisy.
        My son went to Arizona state for a semester….. Found some okay Americans but not many. Full of themselves.
        Now working in NY state…… Some okay but says most are clicky. Prefers the Internationals. So perhaps I am just feeling jaded with an on going flu. Sorry!!!
        Here in australia he has many good friends …… I know it is not him as he is generous and warm hearted. I think I am americaned out for while……

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        • charliej373 says:

          Ha! Anne…I live in America – and I am americaned out these days.

          I have to tell you…the American State of Illinois is very urban in the north end around Chicago – and the southern part is very rural. The southerners strongly dislike Chicago and Chicagoans. Every one in middle America gets annoyed at the brashness of New York. Now for various reasons, I got along with pretty much everybody….all the southern County Chairmen knew I was from Chicago but always thought of me as a homeboy. One year, a friend – Ron Gidwitz, the CEO who made Helene Curtis a Fortune 500 company was running for governor. I was not working for Ron, but he was a good guy – yet very much an elegant, wealthy Chicagoan. Whenever I saw him at a downstate ham-and-bean supper, he looked as uncomfortable and out of place as a biker at a wedding at the Ritz. So I pulled aside a friend who was a deputy governor and State Central Committeeman, told him Ron was really a good guy and would he make sure he was always treated well in Southern Illinois. My friend frowned and said, “I don’t know Charlie – he’s a little too Chicago for folks down here.” I told him that I understood…”In Chicago, we think he’s a little too New York for us.” My friend laughed and assured me he would see to it that Ron was always treated well downstate.

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          • Anne says:

            Thank you for such a funny and kind reply. Human nature the world over.
            I absolutely cracked up over your first line……. And laughed my head off at poor Ron!!!
            I can see God shaking his head at the lot of us.
            Okay …..this grumbly flu filled Americaned out Aussie will now give you some rest and keep offering up all to The Lord for souls to be caught in His next.
            Poor Ron….. Where did he fit!!

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        • ann says:

          Hi Anne–I want to apologize on behalf of Americans who remember what America was, for what America has lately become. Many of us really mourn this personality change–and are angry about it. I’m sorry your son had such a bad experience. It wasn’t always that way. The world I grew up in, even the world I raised my children in wasn’t at all like it is now. I had the privilege of visiting Australia in February and I was so blown away by the beauty of the land and the kindness of your people. You have a true treasure there.

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          • Anne says:

            Thank you Ann for you kind comments about Australia.My son has been grateful to go to America and says good things about it …… He has been little surprised by some young people he met but of course he did meet some others who did not display such a sense of entitlement.
            Please do not feel you have to apologise. ……. I am sure such changes are the world over. Which part did you visit?

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  23. DanSouthChicago says:

    Thank you, Charlie and all the family online. This post – and the responses – came at the right time and with the right words for me. God bless.

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  24. Thanks Charlie. I’ll have something to say later on the danger of vanity and pride that is often associated with passing on God’s messages (or what we think are God’s messages)–I’m sure you understand what I mean. For now I just wanted to share something that just came to me.

    We are currently in a phase of world history in which there is a dramatic ‘swelling.’ Things are accelerating. We are all moving into the throes of childbirth. There is a swelling in the wave of rebellion and evil–each day is worse than the previous. There is a swelling in the wave of economic and social disorder–each day is worse than the previous. There is a swelling in the demands of God’s will–each day the depth and intensity of what God asks of us for the day is increasing. There is a swelling in grace–each day the floodgates of grace made available for these times are opened even wider. I feel God saying to me, sternly–ARE YOU KEEPING UP? If I am not responsive to God’s call to go deeper with Him every day–if I don’t make myself receptive to the abundance of graces He is offering us each day, because of distraction or defiance–then I will lag behind the pace of God’s increasing grace. I might end up being of less stature than what I will need to endure the increasing swell. The swelling of grace is matching–nay, it is always exceeding–the swelling of evil. These are not times in which we can afford to remain steadily where we are, in our current spiritual state. There is an ongoing exponential increase in the physical, moral and spiritual danger around us. There is an ongoing exponential increase in the demands of God’s will. There is an an ongoing exponential increase in the abundance of grace offered. Time is not behaving in a steady, linear fashion. Proportions and magnitudes are ascending into higher orders. God is calling us all to plunge ourselves into his exponentially increasing floods of grace. The massive swell of grace and the massive swell of evil are rising and are headed toward each other in a cosmic clash. Grace will eventually swamp evil and goodness will triumph–it cannot be otherwise. But at no moment should we presume that we are sufficiently prepared, spiritually speaking. At no moment should we presume that this amount of grace or this level of holiness will do. The heights to which God wants to lift us now are beyond our imagining. We need to put aside our limited expectations of what God can do in us based on how things have gone previously in world history, or in our personal history. We need to put aside our limited ideas of what God demands of us based on what was required previously in world history, or in our personal history.

    My edifying words are these, then (and they are addressed to me as much as anyone, believe me). Embrace the swelling of grace and let yourself be lifted higher and higher, exponentially. Open yourself up to the massive floods of grace. Let your old self be swept away. Each day–nay, each moment– the self that you wore previously should be shed to make way for new torrents of graces, an even more spiritualised way of being. There’s no room left for spiritual mediocrity. No time left for being content with receiving little touches of grace now and again, for fitting God’s grace into my own life alongside my other plans, whenever I care to remember Him. God is raising us up into spiritual giants. Those who are only prepared to take the smallest sips of grace–those who prefer to be human beings of respectable proportions, and who want to remain acceptable to the world, and want to fit God’s grace into those limiting conditions–they’ve got a big surprise coming. All worldliness, including errant liberal versions of Christianity, will be shown up for its utter impotence.

    A final comment. Much focus has been put on the Storm. This of course is prudent and necessary. But our primary focus needs to be on the Flood of graces that are being poured out–a Flood of graces that will surely overcome the Storm. From our human perspective, the Storm will appear to be infinite, boundless. In truth it is not. Hell is finite. Heaven is infinite.

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    • Beckita says:

      Resoundingly agree, BPT! I have been clinging to these words at every turn it seems… and shall continue… Roman 5:20 But law came in, with the result that the trespass multiplied; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

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      • Kati says:

        Brendan P Thomas,

        This is a very good post which you have linked to. You are a good writer. I have really become aware of late how God’s grace IS greater than I have ever noted before. He is asking us to trust Him more and more…and when we ask for the trust to submit to Him…Wow!…He is pouring it out tremendously and quickly! Our God is so GOOD and His love for us is tremendous!

        Interestingly, I am presently reading THE BRIDGE to HEAVEN: Interviews with Maria Esperanza of Betanía by Michael Brown. Her visions of the future coincide exactly with what Mark Mallet, Charlie and others have been sharing with us….particularly the great time of intimate friendship with God. It is from that base that we shall rebuild. I am in my 70’s…but I long to see this. It will be challenging and glorious! 🙂

        Beckita,
        That Scripture, Roman 5:20 “But law came in, with the result that the trespass multiplied; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,” is really the perfect description! Thank you for sharing it.

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        • Beckita says:

          Great observation, Kati, about the way the Servant of God Maria Esperanza’s visions of the future harmonize with what Charlie, Mark M and others have been sharing based on Heaven’s revelations and guidance of each one.

          On all three occasions when I was able to sit with a group as we prayed and conversed with Maria, she stressed her visions of a time when there will be small communities centered around the Eucharist scattered everywhere. I have often thought when pondering this idea and so many other things surely this will be during the time of purification. Maria also drew our attention to a time, after the cleansing, when science and medicine will unite in God’s Great Light to bring incredible miracles of healing and eradication of disease and illness. As I have come to realize, the Era of Peace will be magnificent and our Church will be resplendent with God’s Glory! This knowledge, too, is for me a great sign of hope.

          I surrender these and all thoughts to the Lord’s Will. I thank Him, again and again, for Charlie and the people who have gathered here via Charlie’s leadership. God and God Alone knows what exactly will unfold, what has been/will be mitigated due to our prayers, and any other consideration rooted in His omniscience. Everything He does and allows stems from His Pure and Perfect Love for us. His Justice is the very fiber of His Mercy.

          May we all be transfigured from glory to glory on this great Feast of the Transfiguration and beyond!!!

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        • NancyA says:

          kati, when you are thru reading _The Bridge to Heaven_, you might be interested in a new biography-plus, written by her vice postulator. Here’s an article from my diocesan paper regarding it. I have read the book; it is profound. http://catholicstarherald.org/local-priest-writes-book-on-maria-esperanza/

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    • Anne says:

      All I can say is wow… Wow …wow and spot on!
      Exponential is one of my favourite words …. And really throw myself into trying to explain it to any classes I get in my substitute teaching days.

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    • Diane says:

      Beautiful –

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  25. mmbev says:

    What you say above reminds me of what Charlie said about Gabriel when Charlie kept persisting in asking for the Storm to pass.

    In that focusing, there is only one single thing we must do. Give our will. Then begin to move, to take that single step. That action allows God to move in. And when He does, without our realizing how and that it has happened, “we will fill the space”. Gabriel doesn’t plan that action, it just happens in response to his focus on what God has instructed. Likewise, when we give our will, open ourselves to His desire even when we don’t fully understand what that is, He moves into our being, and we “fill the space with Him”. Evil cannot remain, because there is no longer any room.

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    • mmbev says:

      Um, errrr …. sorry…that was when Charlie told us about Gabriel sort of getting bigger and bigger, only he wasn’t but he filled the space anyway. It wasn’t in this blog, but either in a talk or a previous article. And some angels enlarge like that because of the intense focus on God’s instructions or commands which are paramount and must be impressed with finality, I guess.

      I don’t think they know it, just as we don’t when God does that to us. An analogy would be when we are in the room with a person who is in grave sin and knows it even if they don’t admit it. We don’t have to say anything. Just our presence “confronts” them. Usually they cannot stand it. Either there will be some rebuff, or anger, or they leave.

      I suspect that is an element in the rage of someone who is “gay”. He becomes incensed because the situation/person he is facing refuses to acknowledge that the perversion of his actions is correct behaviour and truth. The irrational anger “fills the space”. In a group setting, the amassed irrational rage can become overwhelming, distorting everything around them, influencing other people who are not centred on God.

      Another example would be people for abortion demonstrating in a group, and confronting a ProLife group. Even if there were no words, the body language and spirit of the group swells in a vile, hideous portrayal of evil. And there you do feel the clash of good and evil confronting each other.

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      • Bonnie C says:

        mmbev – AWESOME! I have experienced this before, even in the most benign places (a restaurant, a bowling alley!). Horrible evil clashing. At first I think, “What’s her problem? (I don’t even know you..”) Then I realize it is spiritual. I pray for them.

        BPT, I stand convicted!

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    • Anne says:

      So well explained member.

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      • Brenda Reynolds says:

        I’m not praying for the storm not to come. I know it’s needed. I’m praying for it to be lessened if possible. Holding on tight to the two HEARTS!

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  26. Kim Sevier says:

    My son, daughter in law and grandson live in Mexico City. Of course I have been concerned– but I trust. I can tell if i am praying enough by the level of peace i maintain! He is a diplomat–If they are there when it hits– that is where He wants them to be. Charlie — I am in TN now, but born in Illinois. My uncle was prominent in Illinois politics all his life. Wonder if you knew him? Jim Donnewald. God bless us all.

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    • charliej373 says:

      There was a Jim Donnewald who had served a term as the State Treasurer in the 80s. As I recall, he considered himself a reform Democrat and after a single term was beat by the same machine guy he had beat. After that, he was much more quiet except in downstate party affairs. He was prominent about a decade before I got well known statewide. If that was your uncle, I knew who he was but I never worked with him on anything.

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    • Kati says:

      Hello Kim!
      I am also in TN, living a bit outside of Nashville. Were you able to be present for Charlie’s visit here?

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    • Maribel says:

      Kim:
      I am from Mexico City, I am Mexican and lived here all my life. I don´t know what is going to happen, but what I do know, I know it from “our sherpa”. We did have a sherpa, and he was not Mexican. He was American but lived in London. He used to be an important businessman until his conversion in Medjugorje. Like Charlie, he received orders from heaven, and for not making it long, he was received by several presidents of different countries in Latin America. He founded a Mission. If any of you wathced the movie Mary´s Land, he is one of the converts interviewed in the movie. He founded a Mission called For the Love of God Worlwide, and if Charlie´s mission is to tell us about NRS, etc, John Rick Miller´s (that was his name) mission was to tell us to consecrate ourselves to the Immacualte heart an the Sacred Heart. He did his job so well, that more than 3,000 Bishops, Cardinal and priest belong to the Mission ; millions of people have been consecrated, including armies, navies, supreme courts, governors , presidents, companies and of course, individuals. And even though he died last May ( he was a victim soul), the Mission is still working really hard. Why do I tell you these things? because he used to say that Latin America, especially Mexico, will be a big light for the world. That the enemy knows this, and that´s why he´s been throwing to us all evil he can, so that Mexico neves acomplishes its mission. That´s why we´ve been having big tribulations. I don´t know, he never told, how God is going to do it, but I think Mexico will be a wonderful place to be in the near future. I don´t know how much more suffering we´ll still have to bear, but I know, I´m sure of it, it will be woderful.
      There are a lot of John Rick Miller´s conferences in youtube, since he traveled to many Latin American countries. They are all in English, since he never learned Spanish. he was just a wonderful man, that many priests, bishops and cardinals appreciated very much.
      Sorry for my English. I understand it better than I write it.

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      • mmbev says:

        Maribel, thank you for giving us this information. Your English is great. (I’m a klutz at any other language.) It’s so wonderful that we get to know people from so many different countries and cultures.

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      • Mick says:

        Hey, Maribel, I think you write English better than I do; and I’ve lived in the US my whole life. 🙂

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      • Beckita says:

        Thank you for your post, Maribel! Your English is very clearly written. When I heard Charlie, in the Birmingham video, say the Muslims would be converted through Our Lady of Guadalupe I had holy goosebumps.

        I just discovered how great are the works of the Lord in John Rick Miller’s anointed mission in the spring. I am in awe of the ways he was guided by Heaven to shape the consecration of a city to include representatives from every level of society, e.g. government officials/workers, law enforcement personnel, educational people, religious leaders, etc. WOW!!! We are preparing to make the enthronement of OLG in our home, although we have long had a devotion to her with her image already here.

        Through one of the board members of the apostolate in the US, I was commissioned to be a guardian for a missionary Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe (exact replica of the Tilma, commission by the cardinal, blessed by St. John Paul II and touched to the original Tilma with the intent that anyone who venerated this image would receive all the graces as if s/he had made the pilgrimage to Mexico) and bring this treasure with us on our evangelization pilgrimage in China during April and May. I ordered holy cards of OLG and had printed on the back the words our Mother spoke to Juan Diego, “Am I not here who is your Mother?…” (I’m sure you know the rest of those reassuring words from Our Lady.) The words were then translated to Chinese for the people. We displayed and venerated Her image everywhere we went. I distributed the holy cards so that people could touch the relic image with them and the Chinese were deeply moved as we prayed our Mother would convert millions of their brothers and sisters! The initial time we venerated Her was at a retreat given to the diocesan priests by the priest with whom I was working. A word from the Lord came requesting the consecration of the priests, parishes and all people to the IHM. The bishop immediately agreed, asked our priest for a good prayer to do so and when we visited the parishes the consecration was made in our presence!!! What a Mother!!!

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  27. Kim Sevier says:

    Charlie—that is my uncle–he was State Treasurer and a State Senator–and a democrat—but very conservative–doesn’t seem possible today—he worked with Phyllis Schaffley—hi Kati—I did not get to see Charlie in Nashville–the first I had heard of him was when someone forwarded the Birmingham video to me. What really caught my eye was that association with EWTN–I have been there and to retreats a number of times at the Sister Servants–actually was at a retreat there with Fr. Mitch. I have been so blessed to have been a part of a wonderful spiritual family for years here in the Memphis area. We have felt the storm and hearing Charlie just confirmed it all for us. We have all striven to support each other in our spiritual journeys. I see that Charlie might be going to St. Louis, MO. If that happens I hope some of us can truck up I-55 to see him! God bless!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Oh, I will definitely be in St. Louis. You know, Alan Dixon may well have been the last of the genuinely conservative Democratic Senators. It is not a dying breed now, but a dead breed. But just a generation ago, many Democrats were genuinely Church-going patriots committed to freedom. John Kennedy was more conservative and robust than most any Republican out there today. (And for any Dems who want to complain, Kennedy several times pointedly referred to himself as a conservative).

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  28. JoyInTheLord says:

    Charlie, I take comfort in knowing that the Holy Mass will not be suppressed even at the fullness of the Storm. What about the Holy Bible? Will there be a time when reading it or possessing it is considered a crime?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Like I say, Joy, there are dark forces that would like to strip it away…but power is going to fall completely out of their hands before they get a chance to enact any such nefarious plans on a wide scale. The final crash is actually a sort of mini-rescue, even though it will look frightening. What it really will do is the strip the powers that be of all the power they are now trumpeting.

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      • Bob says:

        I was thinking today of how I work with addicts and how dark things are getting in some of their lives. I believe part of the compulsions and groups they associate with have a demonic component and even some of the addicts will tell me “—–” is the devil’s drug, even some who say they aren’t religious people. So I was thinking today after reading of several “great exorcisms” done in Mexico and Italy that a good part of the storm may be like a “Great Exorcism” or deliverance of the power of the satain in our world. And as with those delivered from evil. the deliverance doesn’t remove all of a person’s problems but it does give them a measure of freedom from the compulsion and oppression they have felt before. None of us look forward to the sufferings of the storm but I sure pray that God will soon grant our world and each person who desires it a greater measure of freedom from the “dark lord” and will shine His peaceful light into our world and to those most in need.

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        • Beckita says:

          Well said, Bob. Coming from a long line of addicts and blessed by Stella Davis with deliverance from inter-generational demons, I will be praying for your work with addicted people. In union of prayer with you that the Lord set each of us free.

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        • aquiness says:

          Charlie….Will there still be addicts after the ‘Rescue’ or will all cravings be gone?

          God Bless

          Janet

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          • charliej373 says:

            Janet, we will still have a fallen nature. We get into plenty of messes on our own – and some still will. The difference is the satan will be bound – and will not be able to inflame each infection after we have wounded ourselves. Again, God is NOT changing our nature, but giving us another chance to live in Him and to lift each other up. So people will still sometimes struggle with addictions and other crosses – but they will live in a world that will help support them in climbing out of it, rather than telling them the evil they have succumbed to is actually good.

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          • aquiness says:

            Thank you Charlie…. I understand that we will still have our fallen nature..and seeing as the devil loses some of his hold on us we will not be tempted in the same way. Yet still, as you say, we are not going to be ‘changed’..we will just know that we have gone through a most awful time and will be so thankful to God to have come through it…for those of us that survive.

            God Bless

            Janet

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      • SteveBC says:

        A ‘mini-rescue.” What a fantastic way to think about the Collapse. That really is true.

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      • Mack says:

        I really like thinking of the crash as a mini-rescue–really puts it into a hopeful perspective.
        After the 2008 crash I read several books about it. It was very clear that the whole financial system was sick, but was being propped up. If it had collapsed then, we would be better off now. We don’t have a free market anymore because government bailouts distort everything.

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  29. Hopenjoy says:

    Just got back from a backpacking trip in the Mt Hood area of Pacific Northwest. At one point, gingerly moving along very steep ledges with cable hand-holds. Being afraid of heights, I was singing praise songs and praying constantly. Yesterday, I asked the Lord to show me what my guardian angel was doing at that time. I had an image of a big angel, wings and arms spread, his feet below me on the ledge and hands above me, hemming me in above, all around, and below. It was a wonderful reassurance of trusting in the Lord, staying full of praise and worship, praying always, and taking the next right step. Good practice for The Storm.

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    • Hopenjoy, that reminds me of the summer I painted the siding on my house, repeatedly going up and down a wooden ladder leaning up against it. Every rung I stepped on up or down I prayed, “God help me.” That was a lot of prayers—and no injuries, praise God!

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    • donna says:

      that’s so funny….my husband and I just did a trip to Great Smoky Mountains, we were using cables and climbing a great deal…I wonder if God isn’t preparing us for something 🙂

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    • H’nJ, wonderful! There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors. I just finished my summer trek in the desert and although I cherish the experience, I’m glad to be home. I always invite St. Raphael to guard me on the way, but was wondering where he was when I accidentally tumbled into a ravine.

      I must have been lost in my thoughts because I was slogging along one minute, then tumbling end over end into a ravine the next, landing flat on my back on a boulder. My first thought was that I clearly wasn’t paying attention to my next right step. My next thought was the body pain, but fortunately nothing was broken. Next, I was wondering what the heck happened to Raphael. Well, I just stayed there on my back and chuckled a bit, because I remembered that good ole’ Mick and others had promised to pray for a safe journey and that probably spared me from a broken back. Maybe that was Raphael’s way of saying, “Hey, I’m right here. Didn’t I just leverage some prayers from Charlie’s gang to spare you some agony?!”

      I eventually got back on my feet and crawled back up to the top of the rim. Imagine my surprise when I came face to face with a single mule deer. Probably imaged it, but it almost seemed like the doe came over to see if I was O.K. I was also surprised to note that it was a very healthy looking doe (they’re usually kind of scrawny looking in the lower desert), and she appeared to be carrying. I don’t think it’s the season for it, but I’m fairly sure she was well into it by the look of her belly and sides.

      That’s just way it typically goes for me. There always seems to be some kind of challenge, or trial, or pain, but they usually end up being nothing really in comparison to all the other little joys if I just take the time to look for them.

      BTW – all totaled, I ended up doing more than 200 miles, but I guess that pales in comparison to the mileage CJ logged which I think was in the 1000’s if I remember correctly. I’ve still got a good deal of work to do to get to that serious level of radical dependence on God. That may take years (or even a lifetime), but the good news is it could only just take moments as well, and that goes for all of us.

      God Bless,

      MP

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      • Mick says:

        MP, I’m glad you’re home safely. Sorry about your tumble into the ravine. Ouch! Thanks for thinking that our prayers helped you out. I love your “glass half-full” attitude. 🙂

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      • Michelle says:

        Nice story MP. I’m glad that you are OK after the fall. I also can see how you were “protected” even if it didn’t seem so at the time. God Bless!

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  30. Patricia says:

    Charlie,
    Do you have anything you can convey (from heaven or not) regarding us dropping the bomb?
    The correct thing to have done? Yes? No?
    Thank you.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I presume you mean the atomic bomb, Patricia…and I have no inside information on that.

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    • malachi99 says:

      Hi Patricia,
      I have no information from heaven but I can tell you with certainty based on 2000 years of Catholic Tradition it was an unequivocal grave evil. First principle of any action you cannot do evil that good “may” come from it.

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      • charliej373 says:

        I am so accustomed to getting well-reasoned arguments from you, Malachi, that I was more than a little startled to see a bald, unsupported assertion.

        For what you to say to be true, the first thing that would have to be established is that an atomic bomb is intrinsically evil under all circumstances. A bomb, even as large and with as much destructive power as an atomic bomb, is not defined as intrinsically evil. Your final sentence is true but superficially drawn. Violence, even large-scale violence, is always regrettable and a cause for sorrow, but it is not intrinsically evil if it prevents a greater evil and is not intrinsically evil in itself. While several Popes have regretted the use of atomic power in war, try as you might, you will not find any Magisterial condemnation of those bombings, either contemporaneously or now.

        When considering such a drastic act, the Church typically balances the duties of those invested with the responsibility for them. Credible estimates at the time expected several hundred thousand more U.S. casualties if the war had to be fought island by island and into Japan. Those who made the decision were charged with protecting and defending American and Allied lives. How many of the lives of those they were sworn to defend should have been knowingly sacrificed? What culpability goes with knowingly sacrificing those you are sworn to defend when you could have stopped it? The Americans warned Japan – and leafletted both cities that if surrender did not come, they would be hit with a weapon of unprecedented destructive capacity. It was not a sneak attack, but with substantive and advance early warning. Now arguments can be made that the first bomb should have been dropped over another site, more sparsely populated but near equal in military value. But these are prudential arguments.

        I don’t begrudge you your conclusion. A credible case can be made both against it and for it. I worry though at the reflexively dogmatic way you state it. One of the features of the Storm is a specific targeting. Anything we hold reflexively and dogmatically rather than having given it deep consideration, taking into account the legitimate duties of those charges with the decision is a vanity. And God will strip each of us of our vanities. You may safely come to near the same conclusion after giving due weight to the duties of those involved. But if you just assert without doing that, I assure you that before this Storm is over, you will be forced to do something you consider intrinsically evil or watch people under your care die. It is a hard accounting we all face, so it is critically important to be deliberate.

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        • mmbev says:

          That is incredibly valuable information, Charlie, and something that every single one of us should contemplate over and over again. So often, when in the middle of events happening in rapid sequence, it is easy to neglect taking the time to discern our responses and the consequences stemming from them. These are spiritual consequences, which are not readily seen, but of much more importance.

          Kind of made my heart stop and flutter for a moment, but I’m so very glad that Malachi posted that comment. Without that happening, you wouldn’t have made the reply.

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          • Bonnie C says:

            Not to dogpile here, but want to say to Charlie that I heard Fr. Mitch Pacwa answer a similar question on the same subject in a similar way that Charlie did on the Threshold of Hope program. And, along with mmbev I thank God that this was brought forth. This is truly, truly a virtual classroom!!!

            GOD BLESS – AND SAVE – ALL HERE!!!

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  31. Kim Sevier says:

    You are right, Charlie—Jack Kennedy puts current Republicans to shame! Looking forward to more info on St. Louis visit!

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  32. radiclaudio says:

    Prayers and love to our RNS family…

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  33. Pamela Nicholson says:

    Charlie, you are right in your recent comments about people asking you when to do this or when to do that. That is not pure prophecy as you know. We are called to a higher calling of conversion of the heart to God, and we are expected to seek to be as little children, to do His will He has already laid out for us even before we were born. Hang in there! pam.

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  34. radiclaudio says:

    Charlie, what you state at the end of your newest video about the Crusades is simple historical fact. Any scholarly study will bear it out. The Crusades, all of them, where rear guard actions, taken almost too late. Those that participated had to underwrite their own trip which is the equivalent of $100s of thousands in today’s money. They were long dangerous and very hard journeys and a very large number never made it back. They did it only to fight against Muslim aggression, violence, and terror against Christianity and their home lands. It is not a peaceful religion, but rather a conquering violent religion. I have had the chance to discuss this in details with both Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina. As you would imagine they had many scholarly books on the topic to suppliment thier own research efforts and referred to them frequently. I’m not sure how this history has gotten so perverted (well ok, yes I know how). But you speak truth, as you know. Of course, this doesn’t mean a Muslim can’t be a good holy person however, if they are they probably are not a very good Muslim in the strictest sense of their doctrine which calls for the violent conversion of all infidels and the wipe out of entire nations). One last point. I agree with your comment that the Muslim religion has no one with any authority that speaks out against its systematic violence and atrocities. This is a very telling feature of its true mission.

    Regardless, we pray for them all for their peaceful conversion to the One True, Apostolic Faith that has the entire Truth and teaches love to all and conversion by peacefully abandoning our own wills’ to comform to His Will in Truth, charity and joy, reflecting His mercy to us to all those around us.

    TJtM

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  35. madigan says:

    More from Charlie Johnston

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    • Pam says:

      I believe we are all called to be great prophets but mostly great Christians, and prophecy is still handled by the church to protect the faithful. I believe we are called to be humble and grateful for all the Lord chooses to give us in the way of His spiritual gifts, when He decides He needs someone to give them. He knows what we will say or do at any given moment in time, but, remember, His time is not always our time. So, when you think you have some prophecy, sometimes it is not for the world, it may be for just a few people or maybe we need to ask the Lord for the gift of discernment. I know I have many dreams, particularly, lately, and not nice ones, but, I figure that God, in His time will tell me, in time with prayer and humility, when something should come out more publicly. But, we must recall that the Holy Bible is full of prophecy and the Church has been handling that for a long time, and that alone is where we find our touchtone. The Magisterium’s work is what it has always been. To keep the church and the faithful close to the apostolic message of the Gospels. Let’s never forget that. p.

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  36. Brenda says:

    Hi Charlie.. You weren’t given a month for the crash Just after summer? I sent the video to 2 of my children and my son in law. I couldn’t say if they watched it or not. I have felt this for 3 and 1/2 yrs. I’m sure they think I’m crazy. I don’t understand who people I know who are deep in prayer don’t see this. To me the advice I would give my children the day this happens is to stay put and don’t be part of the panic. Blessings

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    • charliej373 says:

      Brenda, the only specific time I am given is for the Rescue – and all things must happen before then. God knows what people need – and He will give them all He can that does not interfere with their free will. We can give witness. I do not know the time of crash. Any estimations are based largely on temporal observations. I do not want to know the time of crash. I want to trust – and so I do.

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  37. Mary says:

    I have only come to this blog a few times. When I do though I feel like I’m way behind and don’t understand most of it. Is there a any way to catch up, I mean for the new people? What is The Rescue?

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    • charliej373 says:

      There is a summary being put together. Linda Summerfield has a good summary here at her Blessed Hope site. Also, there is a search feature on this website near the top right. Put in the term you are looking for information on and it will pull up articles related to that subject.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Charlie, folks like Mary can also use the “Tags” section at the bottom of the page. That section has numerous subjects to scan, any one of which might prove useful to the one scanning those tags. I believe these tags are connected to sets of your articles according to tag links you have specified and applied to your posts.

        And speaking of summaries, any further progress on setting up and filling a Summaries section? Or are you too busy still?

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      • I’ve been happy to see that so far there have been over 4,000 views on the Overview at Our Blessed Hope, so it appears that folks are finding it useful. Many of the other threads there should also be helpful, including the four special threads on Charlie under “The Great Storm” section of the board.

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