By Charlie Johnston
I have often told you that my messages are primarily for me, not for the world – to help me do what I am sent for. I will speak a little more plainly today. I am sent to proclaim the Rescue even as the Storm darkens around us, to give people heart to raise the siege of the culture, to endure the Storm and participate in the Rescue now, that they may be united in one flock under one shepherd, honoring Our Lady as Our Lord, Himself, honors her when it is accomplished.
Before two and a quarter years have passed, all of this will have been accomplished. I pray that I am steadfast and true. But it will be accomplished because the people of God and who God has called begin to rise now. I call on you to begin to go forth in faith now with steadfast resolve.
Many restlessly wait for the “invasion of Poland” moment when all will know the form of the struggle we face. Of those, many restlessly seek to know precisely how and when it shall come. I tell you, France and England did the same as the Nazi menace rose, restlessly parsing Hitler’s words instead of preparing for whatever came. Such dithering cost France her liberty for a time and nearly did the same for England. People think if they could only see, then they would surely do. I tell you it is exactly the opposite: do and you will see.
You already know what to do: acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. Live this steadily and you cannot fail.
I know I am often impatient when talking about predictions – others or my own. I have far fewer specific ones than many credit me with – but that is not the reason why I don’t like to dwell on such things. It is because it is the wrong question. Most believe the prophecy some have made of three days of darkness is quite literal – that there will be three days of absolute darkness for the whole world all at the same time. I take a little more figurative approach…that it probably means each person will be rocked and, for three days, bewildered as they try to get their bearings and live real conversion. My irritability at lengthy discussions of such is not because I want to prove I am right in my interpretation – but because I want to get the discussion back to productive matters. If others are precisely right on the three days, what do they gain if they do not occupy themselves acknowledging God, taking the next right step and being a sign of hope? Bragging rights? I gain no more if I am right and do the same. It is not that I don’t like being contradicted – it is that I don’t care about details of the question and spending inordinate time on it. Sometimes I feel like Dad has left us to split a cord of wood and we occupy ourselves arguing incessantly whether it is oak or maple or pine. If Dad comes back and we haven’t split the wood, it is not going to impress him at all who is right. If we do split the wood, even if we don’t know what kind it is, we have occupied ourselves doing his will – and he will be pleased when he comes. How I wish we would occupy ourselves splitting wood instead of splitting hairs!
Many still say I predict a Storm. I do not. I did 21 years ago, going into no little detail about its contours. Now I say we are IN a Storm – and predict it will get much worse before it gets better. Now temporal commentators, public intellectuals and former governmental officials in both America and Europe, in fields of economics, military and intelligence, routinely describe the Storm that is already well underway. Oddly, the less people know about fundamentals and history, the more sanguine they are that current troubles are just business as usual. They say we have been in debt before. They are right, even as their ignorance is appalling. We currently have about 100 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities. I often use the passing of time to illustrate stark orders of magnitude. It takes 11 days for a million seconds to pass, 32 years for a billion seconds to pass, and 31,974 years for a trillion seconds to pass. In seconds, it would take 3,197,000 years to retire that debt. We have amassed debt that makes a geologic era seem a trivial thing and we think because we have overcome the equivalent of several hundred years of debt before that it is no big deal? We think because we have occasionally caught lizards that fighting an army of Godzillas is a trifling thing? We have gotten very stupid at the highest levels – and revel in our own stupidity, calling it enlightenment, even as we summon the darkness. The world is more volatile and unstable than it has ever been. The only close recent approximations I can find are the prelude to World War I, when every nation in Europe was itching for war – and the French Revolution, when every nation in greater Europe was threatened with upheaval. Those were only regional. Now every continent in the world, save Antarctica and perhaps South America are seriously threatened with war or revolt. And those are just the places where it has not already openly broken out. Throughout the world, Christians and Jews are under serious assault, with their livelihood, property and freedom threatened in the best of circumstances – and butchered, beheaded and burned in the worst. It takes no prophet to see this Storm now, nor to see its trajectory. It only takes a quick look around.
So what do we do with all this? The functionally atheist, progressive statists that currently hold sway simply double down on the very things that have brought us to this point. I don’t expect more than this from all those delusional pigeons who think themselves peacocks. (And yes, I know, many clerics have functionally abandoned the faith to curry favor with the pigeons who think themselves peacocks.) But what do many of the pious do? They act like denizens of a betting parlor, choosing their favorite locutionist or visionary or apparition, restlessly parsing the betting forms to discern which will prove most precisely literally accurate. It is going to get brutally cold this night – and your knowledge of the variety of wood you were supposed to split but did not is not going to keep you warm to survive the night. I have said repeatedly that we are not called to be spectators of destruction, but participants in the Rescue.
I only have eight public prophecies that I insist on. Only the visible, miraculous Rescue by Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception in late 2017, is time sensitive. Five things must happen between now and the Rescue, but can happen at any time during that period. They are:
– The continued toppling of governments throughout the world, including that of the U.S. The toppling of a government does not mean the nation shall fall.
– The confrontation with and fall of political Islam.
– The mass conversion of most Muslims
– The confrontation between the Judeo-Christian world and the current government of China.
– The alliance between Russia and the U.S. to lead the Judeo-Christian world to endure the confrontation with China.
To get caught up in the times and the means of each of these is to miss the point. Most will come at a time and in a way you do not expect. Busy yourself splitting the wood right in front of you and it will not matter, for you will be prepared. Do not assess these things by your estimation of how much time it should take. The rules have changed for this period. Just as St. Joan of Arc rescued France within a few months after over 90 years of decline and despair, rest assured that when the Lord acts, it is done.
Then there are two prophecies that happen shortly after the Rescue. They are the unification of the faithful into one flock under one shepherd and the building and location of the Shrine of thanksgiving for the Rescue.
My fundamental duties are three: to defend the faith, hearten the faithful and defend the faithful. These are actually tools to facilitate the proclamation of the Rescue and to hearten people to begin to participate in it now that we may knit the culture back together, build each other up and endure the balance of the Storm until Our Lady is sent.
So when an argument breaks out over which locutionist, apparition, or interpretation is most precise, my exasperation has little or nothing to do with who is right; it is frustration that we are still not occupying ourselves with serious things just because those things are plain and homely. We KNOW the basics of what we need to do by the perfectly normal means of the Church and Scripture. We want to spend time speculating and parsing. But we have entered very serious times and must confront it with sober humility and steadfast resolve if we are to endure and build each other up.
I have said repeatedly that I am sent to do, not primarily to say, and to encourage you to do the same. Going forward, I will occupy most of my time talking to you about how to do the same…to acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. That is what will revive the culture even as the darkness seems to mount. That is what will build people up and fill them with courage to endure. That is what will keep people to the safety of the ship until we are safely in the port which is Christ. No matter how violently the wind and waves rise and howl, know that Christ is Master of the Storm. Man your post. Eschew vain speculation. Quit using your desire to see as a substitute for living your obligation to do. Do and you will see.
I apologize now for the fact that I will rarely indulge curiosity on speculative matters any more. We already know enough from what already surrounds us. We have a lot of wood to split – and it is time to get to it with passionate resolve and focus.