Entering the Danger Zone

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By Charlie Johnston

Over the last few weeks there has been much speculation over the possibility that I might be objectively wrong about the peaceful transfer of power. That is well and proper, since the key to everything is to take the next right step in each moment, whatever happens. People are preparing themselves for that. But I want to warn you, take care that you not go into panic if a mighty convulsion proves me objectively right. I consider that the most likely eventuality.

Late last summer I was surprised when U.S. national intelligence warned it was wary of Russian attempts to hack electoral machinery. It surprised me because the Obama administration has been notably indifferent to cyber-security throughout his term. The hacking of personal information of some 21 million Americans earlier last summer was met with little more than a yawn, the same treatment every other cyber breach of sensitive national data has received from this administration. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed that it take control of election machinery to prevent any problems. The founders specifically gave control of election machinery to the states as a check on overweening federal ambition, which could easily destroy electoral integrity. This was both unnecessary and un-Constitutional (though I well know that the Obama administration’s approach to Constitutional impediments to what it wants has routinely been, “Constitution?! We don’t need no stinking Constitution!). At the time, I tartly suggested there was a much simpler solution that required no centralization of power: use paper ballots for this election. Paper ballots are hack-proof. Given previous indifference and the unlikelihood of Congress ever approving a takeover of election machinery, it made little sense on its own. It did occur to me, though, that it did make sense as a step laying groundwork for a fallback position to invalidate the election in case it did not go as the administration thought.

The day before the election I had dinner at the home of a media figure. At one point he asked me, not by revelation, but by pure analysis, what I thought was really going to happen the next day. I told him I thought Donald Trump would win quite handily; that the political and media establishment had badly underestimated the sheer disgust in the country for that same establishment. I offered only one caveat: that when I worked in Illinois politics I routinely factored in a three to five point fraud factor statewide Republican candidates would have to overcome – and that I had seen more credible evidence of massive national vote fraud this time than I ever had in my life. I suggested this might be why the establishment left was so confident, but they were likely going to be shocked it wasn’t enough this time. Then, I said, the left would do what it does when it suffers a reverse and there would be rioting in the streets for a while.

The near comical effort to mount a recall in key Midwestern states by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who had no standing, and the ominous targeting of members of the Electoral College by the party of ‘peace, tolerance and sweet reason’ bemused me. I thought them smokescreens to mask any real efforts to overturn election results and to project an image of feckless bumbling. Why feckless bumbling? To lower the guard of the populace against real mischief.

Then came the “Russian hacking” story with all the substance and solidity of a matchstick tower. Once you got past the scare quotes and headlines, all that was alleged was that the Russians tried to influence the election by releasing hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and high Clinton campaign officials. No one – except the idiot press – suggested Russia actually hacked the election by interfering with the vote count in any way, though the press relentlessly printed headlines implying that. Even worse, once you got into the specifics of the “intelligence” assessment, the main “evidence” was that this is the sort of thing DHS thinks Russians do. Well, d’uh. Nations have been trying to influence each others elections and internal affairs since time immemorial, and using whatever technology is current to do it. We do it constantly to other nations. Back in the day when the U.S. was battling the Soviet Union, the Soviets sought to discredit their targets by spreading disinformation. This is the only time I can remember that Russians are accused of discrediting a target by disseminating entirely accurate information. I personally think that the Russians probably played a role – even though no actual evidence of that has been disclosed, except the assertion by intelligence agencies that they think so. Former US Attorney Andrew McCarthy carefully and concisely explains why there is no “there, there” in this story. Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra said bluntly last Friday that the intelligence report was pure politics.

Then last Friday DHS Chief Jeh Johnson unilaterally designated America’s election machinery “critical infrastructure.” Again, this is un-Constitutional, as the founders specifically gave control of election machinery to the states. To change that requires a Constitutional amendment, not a press release from Jeh Johnson. DHS has as much authority over the states’ election machinery as Nigeria has over the U.S. Navy. It seems senseless on the surface, for the incoming Trump administration could – and would – simply reverse it in a couple of weeks. National Review’s John Fund writes that the action is simply a ham-handed effort to take federal control of the states’ election machinery. Obviously true, but that does not explain why the administration would mount the effort knowing it would be overturned in about two weeks.

Since about two weeks after the election, I have been telling friends and my Priests that the period beginning with the second full week of January through Inauguration Day would be one of the most precarious periods in American history, for if there is a serious, non-bumbling plan to overturn the election results, that would be when it was mounted. That’s not revelation, simply strategic analysis. I asked myself a couple of weeks after the election how most effectively to overthrow the lawful order in a soft coup. My answer was to first throw out a few red herrings (the recounts and the electoral college intimidation) to portray any such efforts as futile and to buy time to get the pieces together in the actual plan. Carefully plan that, then wait until mid-January when people are getting back in the swing of things after the Christian holidays and think all is settled. Then strike.

Johnson’s press release last Friday gives the fig leaf of a legal sounding justification for declaring the election invalid, postponing any transfer of power until a new election can be held, and thus securing the blizzard of regulations, takings and international provocations the seemingly outgoing president has issued in the interregnum between administrations. It is entirely un-Constitutional, but that has almost never stopped this administration – and the Republican Congress has rarely been more than a speed-bump in the assault on Constitutional norms. This may not be what happens, but it is one of the few ways in which a flurry of senseless actions of this administration over the last few months do make sense.

So don’t be shocked if this time, instead of an “October surprise” we get a “January surprise.” If we do, stay steady and at your post. Be not afraid. God calls all men to salvation – and He has a plan.

 

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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510 Responses to Entering the Danger Zone

  1. Annie says:

    Reblogged this on Annie and commented:
    Entering the Danger Zone…countdown begins…

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  2. Pater0325 says:

    As a priest I felt called this week to pray over the inauguration path and do an exorcism prayer in front of the white house. I visiting Maryland this week at our seminary and went downtown yesterday for this purpose about the time of rush hour. (I am ministering in California now). I grew up in the D.C. area. So I know the typical pattern, people were rushing out of work unaware of surroundings, the National Christmas tree was down already. The barriers and stands are in place for the parade path, which goes by now new Trump International hotel. Over the last few years long before the primaries, every time I returned to the D.C. area I felt tremendous division like I never experienced growing up. I have for years thought the U.S. is on a path to civil war. I prayed the full rosary along the path in the dark and few took notice. I prayed the exorcism prayer while a few tourists took pics in front of the white house. All seemed calm….I felt these were the steps I was called to do as a priest. I trust the Lord will use them as He will. Jesus I trust in You, bring us through Mother Mary to the fullness of Your Will.

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  3. Monica says:

    Below is a word that was given at a church in Michigan recently.( For the full article see Renewal Ministries Jan. 2017 newsletter.) It sounds very similar to what Charlie is saying. It’s a serious word, but also encouraging. The Lord wants us not just to stand, but to flourish for our own sakes, our families and friends. He’s asking us to put all of our trust in Him. Let us all pray for each other to sink our roots deeply in Him. We have work to do!!

    “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by running water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when the heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought for it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jer 17:7-80) My people, you have been living for many years in a time of unprecedented grace, when the river of My Spirit has been flowing freely: Strong, wide, abundant, shining in the light. But I tell you most solemnly, my people, that the day is coming soon—is even now at the door—when this river will go underground. It will still be present—strong and powerful—indeed, even more powerful than before—but it will be found only by those who stretch out their roots toward it in the darkness: in humility, faith, and trust. Those who do so will remain green when the heat comes, bearing witness to my grace and love. They will continue to bear fruit even in the midst of the drought, fruit that I will be able to harvest to feed the many who will be starving for My Love. Act now to sink your roots deep in Me, in humility and faith and trust, so that when the day of drought comes, you may not just stand but flourish for the sake of yourselves, your families and friends, and the many I would bring to Myself through you. Take seriously this word, My people, for the time is almost at hand, even at the door. Put your trust in Me. Put all your trust in Me. Blessed is the man or woman who puts ALL his trust in Me.”

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  4. Well done. What craziness we have witnessed and continue each day in the news cycle. Anything is posssible, anything can spark the keg…terrorism, power grab, martial law, aggressing nation, or any combo thereof. As we’ve incredulously watched this past 8 years to our country…Charlie, your prophecy archives easily will show the degree once thought impossible, how fast the decline of our democracy has crumbled. If that doesn’t give the evidence of Satans work, what does? It only takes a repeated lie to latch onto, perpetuated by minions or those driven by power and greed . What once we would have considered absurd, ludicrous and traitorous is reality.

    We do love and appreciate this TNRS family….Charlie we’ve done our best to Point to God, do the very thing in front of us and show those in our sphere we hope in the Lord!
    Your guidance throughout these posts and visits have been intricately weaved with the messages you’ve pledge to tell us True, with enough political science teaching to get me some teaching recertification credit hours ….and all with the practical advice of a loving, witty family member.
    Thanks! We have both grown spiritually as a couple in our marriage…after a time of pursuing individual holiness which is an easy trap…we aspire to live Gods will as a couple and as many of us to heaven as we can

    Also the cool thing is…if God wills us to make it out of the storm, then we hope after to make our way to the beloved mountains of Colorado and help where needed👍🏼
    ….and if nothing happens and there is a peaceful transfer of power… we know this country and world will still be in a whole world of hurt.
    So…yeah!…we stiil decide to retire and move as soon as we can out to the Colorado mountains (well b4 it should be our time), streamline down to only what we need and simply serve Our Lord …whatever that will be at that time. It’s what our heart has been calling us to long before discovering TNRS…
    I hope you’ll be around to meeting up for a meal 😋👍🏼

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  5. Cheryl says:

    This makes perfect sense, and I really, really hope you are wrong ( no offense intended). I think many are drawing the same conclusions, though. How does this Administration shrug off the Clinton private email account and the fact that there IS actual evidence of foreign hacking ( how could there possible NOT have been ) and all of a sudden develop a case of vapors because the Russians ‘allegedly’ hacked and released the DNC emails… I especially find it rich that the Democrats do not refute the truth of the emails, just that they were exposed. So, the argument is that the Russians exposed the Democrats for the unconstitutional, lying, perverted ‘bleeps’ that they are, and cost them the election. I just wonder how many regular Americans have it in us to stand up? I also wonder that many do have it in us and if this happens, all hell would break loose and we would have civil war. I was somewhat surprised and heartened in talking with another regular American the other day who saw the same impending threat of violence that is on our doorstep. Not everyone is sleeping. I just wish more were actually praying.

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  6. Randy131 says:

    Mathew: Ch.12, Vs.25&26 – At that time Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.”

    Luke: Ch.10, Vs.21 – At that very moment He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.

    GOD has chosen to give prophetic secrets to His chosen seers, prophets, and visionaries, and it is not my assignment to designate which seers, prophets, and visionaries are true, and which are not, nor which of their messages are true, and which are not, but only to listen, pray, and discern the best I can, with the requested help of GOD and His Angels.

    I have read three seperate articles about Catholic visionaries who claim they were told by GOD that Donald Trump would be our next Preisent, one male in 2012, a female in 2015, and another male in 2016. This was hard to believe, with all that was being thrown against him, but he did overcome those tremendous odds, and had won the Presidency, which I then resigned to believe these prophecies to be true, and of divine origin and will. I have also read two seperate articles from Protestant pastors that claimed they were told by GOD that He had chosen Donald Trump to be our next Presidential leader, and the modern day Cyrus. But to become our next President, Donald Trump still has to be sworn in at the ‘Presidential Inauguration’ on January 20, 2017, to actually become our next President, as these five Christians claim they were told by GOD that he would be.

    Has anyone actually been told or shown by GOD, or His Angels, that Donald Trump would definately not be our next President? We don’t define miracles or truth by what could be, but by what actually is. So we now wait in trepidation to discover the true will of GOD, and can understand better why Jonah ran away from his reponsibility given to him by GOD, and hope that when we finally discover the truth, that all will do as Jonah gave us the example of, and complete the tasks that GOD has given each of us. Why not allow this discourse to rest, and when the truth is revealed, then just “Take the Next Right Step,” for I choose humility over hubris.

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    • Khruschev says:

      Randy 131,

      You said: “Has anyone actually been told or shown by GOD, or His Angels, that Donald Trump would definately not be our next President?”

      Yes. Charlie has been told this by his angel – that specifically, our next national leader will not come from the political system (U.S. Constitution will not apply) or the election process (i.e., the political system and the election process that just resulted in Donald Trump becoming President-elect).

      So we know from Charlie’s visits with the angel Gabriel that the inauguration of Donald Trump is not going to happen next Friday – and that President Obama will leave office before his term is up (however the word “term” is actually defined). That is a done deal. There is nothing optional about this. The system will be upended. Charlie has told us that the angel Gabriel told him that this would be a sign from God for us to have faith in the coming Rescue later this year. It will be a sign that Charlie has been told true and that he, in turn, has told us true. God cannot lie, and his angel Gabriel cannot lie. The swearing in of Donald Trump is not happening. This isn’t a maybe or a percentage thing.

      When the mighty convulsion occurs between now and next Friday to prove Charlie right, then you will understand. Charlie is overly humble in saying that this is the most likely eventuality next week. It is 100%. Bank on it.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Well, it is not absolute, for I could be deceived by the satan – and if my angel did not correct me as he has several times before, I would end up objectively wrong.

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        • Khruschev says:

          Surely the angel Gabriel would not leave you hanging out to dry at this stage. Why not just ask him about it?

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          • charliej373 says:

            It is not about me, Khruschev. If I have been, I know God has a good reason for it that will become clear enough in time. I understand the instinct, though. St. Peter was very agitated at the idea that Jesus’ triumph could come through His execution. That really is what it means to be “All In.”

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          • Beckita says:

            Amen to ALL IN through thick and thin.

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          • jj says:

            Since nothing is lost in God’s economy, it’s really not worth worrying about, His Will will be done (that doesn’t look like proper English but whatever). Take that to the bank, i believe Charlie will be OK either way.

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          • YongDuk says:

            Nikita, I really wished Charlie had found another comment I posted post-worthy. It could be just that I esteem myself and my waning eloquently too highly.

            I don’t know where it is, maybe, if it is post-worthy, Biscuits can find it.

            Basically it said that no matter what happens we have the cross. But far less pithy and far more spiritually formative.

            Meh, I should just do a series of lectures on the Neoplatonism influence on the Angelology in Dionysius and Thomas Aquinas, as well as Evagrius of Pontus.

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          • charliej373 says:

            I believe I did post that, YD. I think so, because I remember it…and when you comment, I either clear it or send you a note checking something out.

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          • Doug says:

            I like to think there is a mystery in it all. Seems like I recall something about trust in there for Charlie and not being sufficient unto himself?

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          • Beckita says:

            YD, could you be thinking of a recent comment already posted?

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          • Don’t mind me: I was dizzy thinking about angelic intellects knowing by species thanks to Philip Frank.

            Now I am dizzy thinking about how to fairly divide the United States between the Two Pakistans, East and West, and India thanks to Doug.

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  7. Sue Werner says:

    Ugggh, Charlie, sometimes it is too much to take in (for me). I feel better just asking God every morning to help me in all the good things and the bad. Then doing whatever it is I need to do that day. And be loving and kind to those around me. This I feel is what you have taught us to do. It seems a good way to be regardless of what goes on. It is living like a follower of Jesus. Thank you, for being there. God bless you! Sue

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  8. Beckita says:

    I’ve placed this request in the Prayer Requests section but I wish to expand the call for intercession for our own Joe Crozier. He is one suffering succotash Scot, surprised by the worst jet lag ever, compounded by an infection of some sort. Oi! I experienced something similar coming home from China a year and a half ago. Praying a PMT for you, Joe, through the intercession of all those great saints from your old Missal. You know who I mean and they know I’m asking for their help. May you soon be completely well! I miss your full presence here.

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  9. Carl Bernstein, CNN Updated 6:17 PM ET, Tue January 10, 2017 Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mr. Trump.

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  10. Lake Johnson says:

    My belief is that Putin is a pure pragmatist who is doing what he can to maintain or increase Russian power in the world, which is exactly what one would expect. It simply doesn’t pay to annex, for example, Estonia and Lithuania. They were annexed years ago for ideological reasons by the Russian State and then the USSR. The pragmatic Putin would be unlikely to annex small states like that which would cause far more trouble than gain. Why risk a war over a tiny country with a Baltic port when Russia has one of those already? And as for places like Tajikistan what would be the point of annexing a Muslim tribal country with no money?
    Did they interfere in the US election by hacking those emails? Did they have a good reason to want neocon warhawk Hillary to lose? Probably so. But the part that makes this whole business suspect is the US has known for a long time about this hacking threat and has done nothing at all. Until now when it affects their own power.

    Whatever game Obama may be playing here is a dangerous one and will likely blow up in all our faces unfortunately if it succeeds in blocking the inauguration. You can bet that Putin and other State actors are ignoring Obama’s latest nonsense because they know he is out in 10 days. If he stays, the game has changed. World opinion will no longer see the US as a stable democracy, which will potentially destroy confidence in our currency and financial system. China and friends could easily then bring back the vote to remove the US currency from its exalted position. If this succeeds, our markets will go bye-bye. Our credibility which is already frayed will be gone. A system based on confidence will find itself empty. If this chain of events did happen then Obama will be presiding over both a catastrophe at home and abroad that he probably can’t control, and will probably wish he had just retired to the golf course.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Pretty sound analysis, Lake. I very much like that you base your analysis firmly in reality, each nation’s perceived national interest and on the likely results of various choices. Failing that4 is the usual fatal flaw in left-wing analyses. They honestly think they can do anything they want and it will affect nothing except what they wanted.

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  11. mellensequoia says:

    When I went to Mass today, Charlie, I dedicated it to you: “For Charlie, Lord; may you Bless him richly. May he be right. May he be wrong. Your will be done.”

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you – perfect prayer.

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    • Sean Sullivan says:

      I did the same for Charlie and all the TNRSteppers in Mexico City. I don’t know exactly where to place this prayer petition but on this past First Friday:

      In front of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Tepeyac) on the First Friday of January 6th (Feast of the Epiphany), on behalf of the United States of America, I asked Her forgiveness for our Nations sins. and for the healing of our Nation. I was holding the canvass print of Divine Mercy Jesus as I knelt on the moving esculator.

      I have pics to display but am having trouble uploading the image. Later in the past week, I visited the fifth apparition site of Juan Diego’s House (Uncle Bernadino) and placed several Our Lady of Tepeyac Prayer cards in Spanish. They were a big hit!

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        • Sean Sullivan says:

          Charlie, Thanks. Btw, the ‘riots’ in Mexico are not what they seem. As stated from my Mexican born, raised guide explained to us, these are Political protests gearing up for the upcoming Presidential election in two years. Their Presidental cycle is six years. We are in year four.

          I was present both in Mexico City and Puebla and did not witness a ‘riot’ but a protest. For me, Union Square in NYC hosts bigger protests, though I admit the Mexican demonstrators were organized and properly vested with promotional materials.

          It is indeed a protest against fuel prices. The government owns the commodity, has promised to lower gas prices but recently increased the price twelve percent. Thus the reason for the protests. Everyone is in agreement it should be lowered.

          Here in the USA, fuel prices rise and fall with the market. Not so in Mexico. The fuel prices only rise. Reason being, Mexico lacks the Science to refine the crude oil, thus removes the crude, sends to Texas refineries and returns as gasoline.

          For me, it was an eyeopening experience witnessing the Mexican people living somewhat exactly as Americans (Norto Americans) only they are restricted in their ability to increase prosperity. These entrepreneurs would florish in an American type economic system.

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      • Doug says:

        Wonderful Sean! God bless you!

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      • Beckita says:

        Beautiful, Sean! Amen. Amen. Amen.

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  12. Simone says:

    Thank you, Papa Charlie. None of the politics makes sense to me, so I’m just going to take the simpler message of, “things could go ka-blooie very quickly because dem dems are not happy and may try some real hankypanky in the next week or so. Take cover… oh wait. I’m light. Stay out from under the bushels and let it shine as a beacon of hope.” 🙂

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  13. It is not President Obama that we should be concerned with, rather it is the U.S. Intelligence community & Homeland Security who are the potential villains. If a coup d’etat or assassination attempt were to to take place they would be the perpetrators.

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    • leel004 says:

      Oh con’tere…obama has set the precidence of lawless disorder.
      He has shown all of gov depts of power to be taken without consequences. To say not to worry about him would be inappropriate,

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  14. Gina Smak says:

    Just a thought…… If anyone has read the diary of St. Faustina (Divine
    Mercy), Our Lord asked that she leave her order to found a new order.
    He instructed her to share this with her spiritual director and described
    what their habit would look like. St. Faustina obeyed and even wrote
    the rule/charism for the new order. Our Lord knew she would not live
    to accomplish this. Was He testing her obedience and humility?
    Charlie, I believe you have told us true. You relayed
    the message, gave us a “rule” of life and now it is up to God to act when
    and how He wills. If the peaceful transition occurs, please verify with
    your angel that indeed the Lord wants you to put down the pen and
    retire.
    We are all responsible for the souls Our Lord has placed in our
    care.

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  15. AL says:

    I see a storm brewing from a distance, I don’t know if it’s Charlie’s storm, but it will be a backlash against a Trump presidency who threatens to “break the new world order”. Trump was elected against all odds is nothing short of miraculous, you sure he isn’t one elected outside the normal candidates?

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  16. Kathy Falls says:

    I appreciate your words Charlie. You were right over a year ago when you said we would have major protests throughout our cities, and that happened with BLM. I have a bad feeling when Obama stabbed Isreal in the back, and next week when all the countries meet could bring a disaster upon our country. We will see, but it’s not looking good. Thanks for not wavering . . .Keep the Faith.

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  17. RichB says:

    This is getting deeper and deeper by the hour. Is Trump being setup or could this be true?

    At this point in time, does it really matter? We shall know soon…

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.nyG0kMmqB#.dfpWG7q6M

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  18. SteveBC says:

    Everyone, when we’re talking so often of difficult things, it’s sometimes nice to look at something with seriously good implications. I’m not sure if people are aware of how many websites are involved in the movement of Jews to look into the New Testament or become willing or even eager to believe Jesus was indeed the Messiah. Here is a fairly detailed look at the situation, with links to websites involved in this increasingly common phenomenon.

    https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/a-big-untold-story-online-videos-of-jews-explaining-why-they-believe-jesus-is-the-messiah-have-been-viewed-more-than-23-million-times-heres-the-latest-update/

    I know Charlie has discussed how Jews and Christians of all kinds will come together in one big happy family reunion. It’s nice to see elements of it happening before our eyes.

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  19. Michael says:

    I respectfully suggest that a silent coup is not the scenario that will play out. It would lead to violence from the right and would not be accepted by a majority on the left. The existing political infrastructure of the left is more than happy to watch Republican overreach (as Obama did). The left knows all is not well and is waiting for the other shoe to drop. When it does, they expect Republicans to take the blame and Democrats replace them in 2018 and 2020 when their plans can be carried out to an even greater degree.
    ickkly
    My own rampant speculation would be something like the following:

    1) An act of domestic or foreign terrorism that kills Pres-elect and VP-elect and possibly even sitting Pres and VP. I do not believe the Presidential succession provisions in either Constitution or statute deal with such a scenario and it would result in a serious crises about who runs the government. See, for example, http://presidentelect.org/art_deathpresidentelect.htm; also, look at the “Constitutional Concerns” portion of this Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

    2) I could not vote for Clinton and am not a Trump supporter for reasons I can reasonably explain. It should surprise no one reasonable if there is evidence Trump committed impeachable crimes revealed before or immediately after the inauguration. Is he sworn in to face certain impeachment? How does the government respond to that?

    3) The US is highly vulnerable to cyberattacks against its utility infrastructure. What if the US loses electricity and water-sewer nationwide along with some form of political instability? If order is not restored quickly, the entire economy could collapse.

    Any of these three scenarios above would be chaotic and present genuine political and economic crises that the existing structure really does not have an answer for. That would leave the US vulnerable as never before to further acts of terror and sabotage.

    On that exciting note, I wish everyone well. May God bless us one and all.

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    • jj says:

      Michael,
      Sorry but #1 is not the case at all, the presidential succession does cover these scenarios.
      #2 is hype.
      #3 is simply false. The accounting and HR system may be vulnerable, but the generating capacity is really not very vulnerable, there may be some but it is minor..

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    • Khruschev says:

      #1 can’t happen as you say. For one thing, Charlie says the angel Gabriel told him that the system will be upended, so any references to the Constitution will not apply; the political system will not produce the next national leader. While Trump could be killed along with the VP-elect Pence, Obama will not be killed. The angel Gabriel told Charlie that Obama would not finish his “term” and that he would live to later repent.

      #2 presumes impeachment after taking the oath of office – and becoming our next national leader – so that cannot happen either.

      #3 – I’ll rely on JJ’s reply to that. I don’t know enough about how infrastructure works. I hope it’s still mostly analog or has analog backup systems.

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  20. Mark says:

    Bye, Charlie! This has been entertaining to say the least

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  21. Lorraine Potter says:

    This was just sent to me– an interesting development that does not add stablity:

    Dear MoveOn member,

    Ten days from now, Donald Trump will be inaugurated president, and Republicans will have control of the federal government. The attacks on the American people have already started—with quick moves to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood, and dissolve the the Office of Congressional Ethics.

    This moment is about more than politics. It’s about decisions that will affect all of our lives and the consequences we will have to face if we don’t resist this agenda with all our strength.

    This coming Sunday, all across the country, MoveOn members and our key allies are hosting community meetings to talk about what resistance looks like on the local level and to make a plan for how we’ll keep our communities safe, defend our democracy, and resist the new administration every step of the way.

    And there’s a meeting near you!

    Will you join the resistance and attend a Community Meeting to Resist Trump in Sarasota this Sunday?

    Yes, sign me up to attend a Community Meeting to Resist Trump near me on Sunday, January 15.

    We’re partnering with the Working Families Party, People’s Action, and United We Dream to coordinate these gatherings where we will do more than just talk. We’ll form local working groups and plan concrete actions we can take over the next few weeks and months to build our power, defend our values, and resist.

    People of all ages and backgrounds are rising up to organize over 450 community meetings in more than 40 states.

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  22. Patricia says:

    Charlie,
    What say you? Friends are posting on facebook that they are weeping listening to O give his final speech. People I like and are responsible and I have known forever. They go to work, they raise families, they are fairly normal. What is it that they can not see? I am truly perplexed.

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  23. Fish says:

    In the final weeks of presidency, suddenly the outgoing executive branch takes the following highly disruptive steps: Public denunciation of Israel at the UN. Introduction of sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of russian consuls. . The DHS seizes the election machinery. The military deploys of 4000+ troops and 2800 tanks to Germany and Poland and on to the Russian border.

    This is traditionally the time when outgoing administrations make no waves for the good of the country and stand down. These current actions are not the actions of a Presidency that plans to quietly ride off into the sunset. At best they are the toddler level temper tantrums of a sour-grapes administration wanting to create the threat of war just as the new administration takes control. At worst? They do not signal the intent to turn over power at all. Rather they signal the desire to create war and chaos just in time to retain “temporary emergency powers” until the crisis passes.

    Ever since the DHS made that announcement, my gut has been saying “gird your loins, man!” I’m hoping it’s just toddler tantrums. But I better go check my loins. Just in case.

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    • Karen says:

      The term ‘gird your loins’ came to me also Fish. Indeed the disruption could come from any situation and, as you point out, including internationally.

      From the Jewish angle there is biblical significance to this Sunday’s happening in France.
      The following two paragraphs come from http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/81577/return-70-nations-paris-condemn-israel/#So5jPItcABw5zwe4.99

      High ranking officials from 70 nations of the world will gather in Paris on January 15th in an attempt to force Israel to accept a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority. By so doing, they will be fulfilling a momentous Biblical prophecy foretold thousands of years ago. (The Scripture referred to in the article is Psalm 83:5)
      Even if the 70 nations at the conference decide in favor of the two-state solution it is unclear how this plan will be practically implemented. On January 20, five days after the conference is set to take place, Donald Trump will take the seat in Oval Office, and he has already made his opinion clear that, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he believes the only solution to be face-to-face negotiations without pre-conditions between the Israelis and Palestinians.

      There is another relevant Scripture reference not mentioned in the article.
      1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

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      • luvmercy5775 says:

        breakingisraelnews.com is a site worth investigating. It carries a dearth of information from an Orthodox Jewish perspective on current events as well as mystical and prophetic articles. Many Jews are also expecting a divine intervention from God this coming year. To learn why they believe this is so click the “End of Days”
        and “Bible Prophecy” links on the black toolbar to read all about it. Respectful comments from Christians are allowed too.

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    • Tony says:

      Actually, the US is leading a multinational force of 4,.000 total troops. This is a tiny response, which could not possibly cope with a Russian attack. It will serve only as a trip wire, a deterrent to any planned Russian aggression. And the number of tanks being sent is 87, not 2800.

      The first elements from the U.S. Fourth Infantry Division’s Third Armored Brigade Combat Team arrived Monday, the army announced, though they will eventually bring 87 tanks, 18 Paladins, 419 multi-purpose Humvees and 144 Bradley fighting vehicles.

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      • Fish says:

        Fair enough. I got the 2800 number from here but who knows:
        http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-us-troops-nato-mission-poland-message-obama-putin-a7517281.html

        The larger point is that intentionally aggravating moves are being made by the lame-duck administration. I agree with your assessment, that number won’t do anything to stop Russia if it actually breaks into war. On the other hand, if Russia had wanted to take the eastern half of the Ukraine they could have by now. I think there’s aggression and dissembling on both sides. But looking at the overall executive branch’s actions over the last few weeks they are not standing down as it were but seem to be doing things to purposely exacerbate the global situation. What’s that phrase? You don’t poke the bear.
        Anyway it’s just another passing rain band in the storm. There’s still only one Lord Who can command and calm it.

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    • Al. V. says:

      Fish you should get your story straight before you post. It was only 80 tanks (not 2800) and they are simply being repositioned from their past stationing in Germany. This is at the request of the Polish government and is a smart move by our US Army. Germany does not really want us there anymore, and Poland does.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Al, I rather think you are the one who should get your facts straight. Fish may have misstated by counting all the heavy military hardware as tanks, instead of giving a separate count of Abrams tanks, Palladin artillery and Bradley fighting vehicles…but every report I have seen shows a count of 4,000 troops and 2,800 pieces of that military hardware. I checked three sources but will just give you this report from the Express. My vetting supported Fish’s fundamental point, but I could find no report that supported yours. If you are going to give errant information, you ought to be less snarky in correcting the guy who got it fundamentally right.

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        • Al V. says:

          Sorry Charlie but 2800 “tanks” is much more ominous than a total of 2800 tactical vehicles, of which 80 are tanks. And, this is not a movement to war but an ongoing prepositioning of forces from Germany. I was stationed in Germany in the 1980s and think I have a good appreciation for the action.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Sorry, Al…2800 tanks is a LOT closer to the reality of 2800 assault vehicles than your mere 80 tanks was. Had you simply corrected the minor error by laying out the division of the types of materiel without any snark, it would have been fine- but you chose to be snarky and nasty to a man who was much closer to accuracy than you were. That is simply contemptible and you owe him an apology for your tone. I am angry at you – not so much for the original bit, but for your choice to now double down on the snark rather than acknowledge your error. That is contemptible vanity.

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  24. eileen1012 says:

    Now the WSJ is circulating the conspiracy story as well saying these memos indicate that Trump staffers have been involved with the Kremlin in the hacking issues. Their voracity however has not been confirmed, they have been circulating for months, have multiple mistakes in them but of course are getting renewed traction now. The plot thickens…
    .http://www.wsj.com/articles/spy-agencies-investigating-claims-trump-advisers-worked-with-russian-agents-1484101731?mod=djemalertNEWS

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  25. luvmercy5775 says:

    Hello everyone, I haven’t posted for awhile but since I believe Israel will play a major role in coming events, I thought I’d share a few things the Lord has recently brought to my attention.
    First google, “10 Times God Has Hit America With a Major Disaster After the US Attempted to Divide the Land of Israel ”

    If this pattern holds true and leaders from 70 nations plannig to meet in Paris on Jan. 15, decide to divide Israel — followed by a session of the UNSC in NY on Jan.17, to ratify the plan, our country may not be in any condition to hold an inauguration on Jan. 20th. Many mystics have reported dreams and visions of America literally being cut in half by a huge earthquake –followed by massive tsunamis. Zeckariah 12 and Joel 3 are good resources for this topic.

    But don’t despair. The good news is that when all is said and done, Christians and Jews will be reconciled as one family in Him. See Ezekiel 37: 15-19 to read all about it. To God be the glory. He is in control. 🙂

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    • moreen67 says:

      Amazing you mentioned earthquakes – I’ve always been fascinated by how the planet works and I am into a scientist who can actually (he found a method) predict earthquakes by other deep earthquakes that happen and he has been able to warn people (get the word out) so they can be prepared. His saying, “don’t be scared – be prepared”. Anyway I do watch earthquakes everyday and the increase of deep earthquakes are increasing causing shallow earthquakes – this scientist is also a Christian – interestingly enough the USGS is doing their best to shut him down. He’s not a prophet – he’s someone who is seriously looking at how the earth works and if you can predict storms it makes sense that you can predict earthquakes according to plate movement, etc. (His earthquake predictions are way better than the meteorologists who predict the weather – ha) This guys gets his forecast down to almost the exact area and magnitude of what he predicts due to his data. In a sense it’s not rocket science – it actually makes sense.

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      • anna819 says:

        Moreen, are you talking about Dutchcinse?

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      • CrewDog says:

        Is this The Guy, M67?
        https://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse
        I started checking in every few days starting before Christmas and learned more than I ever wanted to know about quakes & volcanoes … but very interesting. ……. & if he is correct? CA is looking at a sizable quake in the next six days due to those deep quakes in the WestPac as is Indonesia and points West. Since I live in the outer damage ring of the New Madrid Fault, I’m paying more attention to these things! Plus … if those USA cut in twain people are correct, I may be close to owning Mississippi River frontage … I’m probably 130 Crow Flight miles from the river now ;-(
        The Global Elites, Dems, GOP & Soros types, are throwing everything against that wall called Trump with the hopes that something will stick. I have no doubt that a major natural catastrophe would be used by them to postpone 20 Jan “Festivities” and…!!!???!! … and any number of unpleasant scenarios that come to my fevered old mind.
        Keep Your Powder Dry!!

        GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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        • moreen67 says:

          Yes that’s him. He also tries to keep people calm if he is predicting an earthquake let’s say Italy (specific area) he tells his viewers give folks the heads up so they are prepared and it so happened that a woman was and mentioned she was prepared (I think it was the BBC) because of how he predicts earthquakes due to previous seismic events. Maureen

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    • jj says:

      Luvmercy,
      If you go back and reads Charlie’s post “Through a Glass Darkly” you’ll find that this has likely already happened. We are a divided country, almost exactly in half based on election and polling results that I have seen. The “earthquake” was cultural, Charlie even talks about the possible symbolism of a tsunami in that article. It’s a brilliant and enlightening piece.

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    • Bob says:

      America being cut in half! Charlie reminds us that often prophecies of this type are figurative. Isn’t America divided in half so to speak politically and so many other ways? Whatever happens it behooves us all to pray more and even do a bit of fasting if we are able.

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    • mrscivicminded says:

      I’ve been watching this too!! Interesting times!

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  26. I came across a person who emphatically didn’t believe you, Charlie. It was reassy interesting.

    I don’t tend to give people I disagree with a lot of my mental space, but it seems that your detractors are quite consumed with you, and your work.

    I’m thinking fear has quite a grip on many of them.

    God grant us peace.

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    • moreen67 says:

      Briana – I have noticed that as well. I saw an article thru Spiritdaily about Charlie and reading the comments I was like wow…..see one thing I don’t like (just a personal thing) is how snarky and nasty online comments can be and this is on a Catholic website. I believe that we can disagree but why do so many people get nasty? This is not of God when we put people down – totally bothers me – oh yes just thought as I’m typing will pray for these people. This blog to me is about lifting people up and strengthening each other as we know even without Charlie’s messages that we are going thru a storm – if folks don’t see that I want to move into the bubble they are living in. God bless. Maureen

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    • This person’s skepticism must have been reASSy interesting, Brianna….I guess we know what you really think of that person! 😀

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  27. leel004 says:

    Charlie, as i am sure you are aware, there is a website with an article about you, and not all tht objective or pleasing. Maybe it is as Briana said, and they have fear looming them. I did post a comment on my disappointment at the visoral that was the major tone. In another 10 days they could have easily posted the article with ‘justified’ skepticism. I was disappointed becaise the site has other well informed articles, but this latest one was just a hatchet job.
    Makes me think that you must be getting HOUNDED by the adversary quite intently.
    Praying and asking Mary to BIND you TIGHTLY under er mantle!
    Aloha

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    • charliej373 says:

      Ah, not to worry, Lee. Sometimes candidates and officials I worked with would let a flurry of nasty articles get them in a huff. I would always give a big grin and tell them that “…the only time everyone speaks nicely about you is when you’re dead or don’t count any more. So be glad – you’re still alive and you still count.” It rarely failed to get a chuckle out of them – and never failed to calm them down. I’ve been through this stuff before.

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    • jayman92 says:

      I saw that, too, leel. It turned into a bit of a trolling frenzy there for a while. It held the attention of a number of anonymous armchair theologians until they found something else shiny to pounce upon.

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  28. Nance says:

    This is uncanny, because as I was on the sidewalk yesterday, LOTS of cars going into the employee parking lot were sporting paper tags. NEW paper tags.. WHY? When Trump is saying we will defund, and prosecute for the illegal activity, and crack down od medicaid fraud. Why are they buying new cars, like good times are ahead.

    I wondered then what they knew, that we didn’t.:

    Hang tight.

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  29. luvmercy5775 says:

    For squirrel lovers only. Enjoy!

    Squirrel problem–and how the religious institutions dealt with it

    The Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrels.
    After much prayer and consideration, they determined the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.

    At the Baptist Church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The Deacons met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.

    The Episcopal Church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water slide.

    But the Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptized all the squirrels and consecrated them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter.

    Not much was heard from the Jewish Synagogue, but it’s rumored that they took one squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t seen a squirrel on their property since.

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  30. CrewDog says:

    Another GoodOne for “These Days”!

    HeartLight Daily Verse – 11 January

    Psalms 118:5-6
    In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

    Thoughts on today’s verse:
    The beginning of the year has been a trying time for people I care about. Maybe it’s been that way for you or those you love. My prayer for you, and for them, is that they may know the comfort of God’s presence. Whether it’s the popular little poem “Footprints” or the familiar “Yea though I walk through the shadow of death, thou art with me,” the presence of the Lord is absolutely vital to standing up against our anguish! The Lord does long to be with us, especially at those moments when we feel most alone. He told us that by experiencing it himself at the cross.
    Prayer:
    I am thankful, O God, that you refused to be God from a safe distance. Because you came and felt what it was like to be abandoned, forsaken, and alone, I know I can trust that I will never be forsaken by you. Please give me a clearer sense of your presence with me in my life today, I pray through Jesus. Amen.
    Visit heartlight.org for more
    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  31. Yvette Korbelik says:

    Was listening to this song this morning and wanted to share….. Words from the song, “You are God over the storm and I am yours” https://youtu.be/rKrDPTO58sE

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  32. Irish7 says:

    A question for Charlie or anyone…

    I’m concerned about the choosing aspect of choose or perish…especially the more chaos swirls about. Will the right choice be subtle and easily missed or obvious, but full of temptation to compromise? For example, if it becomes unsafe to attend Mass, we must discern whether to take the risk or stay home and protect young families. Is this an example of choose or perish? I want to believe that’s it’s a bigger attitude of heart test, but for those Christians choosing to awknowlede God or lose their heads, the choice is in the blink of an eye…an action….informed by attitude of heart, but its not hard to imagine someone who genuinely loves God failing that test.

    My thought is that TRNS is a built in protection for failing the perish test because it keeps us from getting too far down the wrong road….since we’re seeking God at each step and can course correct with His help. Still, there isn’t always this latitude. I suppose it comes down to trusting God to order our steps and honest mistakes and to give us the necessary grace at our moment of choice. So we approach our frailty to choose in our moment with the same miraculous trust as the PMT…all boiling down to trust? Thoughts?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Not to worry, Irish. God is not Nurse Ratched. Your choice is to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around you. If you choose that, you have chosen well and will be fine regardless of the occasional errors and mistakes. God reads hearts – and that is key.

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      • Irish7 says:

        Whew! Thanks Charlie!

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      • Becky-TN says:

        Problem is Charlie, I don’t trust my heart sometimes. But I guess that’s the point. I need to trust His.

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      • Beckita says:

        God is forever writing straight with all our crooked lines.

        And I love this, Charlie: “God reads hearts – and that is key.”

        Irish, I think you captured another key: “My thought is that TRNS is a built in protection for failing the perish test because it keeps us from getting too far down the wrong road….since we’re seeking God at each step and can course correct with His help.”

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  33. justsayin392 says:

    Looking forward…to the re-building phase, I saw this piece from the Bean Town–er–Boston Globe posted at Abp. Emeritus Rene Gracida’s blog today:
    https://abyssum.org/2017/01/11/it-is-wrong-to-criminalize-hateful-opinion-and-it-is-dangerous-to-our-freedom/#like-20369
    This heartens me.

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  34. Why all this confusion?
    As I recall reading Charlies comments, many months B/4 the 2008 Election day, Charlie was told Obama would be elected President but would not serve out his full term. This was communicated to Charlie I recall by his Angle. The Angle did not just make that up, it received that information from the Creator. God does not lie.
    Remember what Jesus told Charlie when Charlie got Jesus mad at him : “When I act, it is done”; Charlie I think those words are correct, if not correct communicate what Jesus told you.
    So……. Obama does not compete his full term in office, something happens, no one knows what, between today and January 20 that causes Obama not to be President on January 19 or 20.

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  35. Barb129 says:

    I received my February copy of Magnificat yesterday and this picture was on the cover. Pretty amazing I thought.
    http://www.bridgemanimages.com/fr/asset/122100/aivazovsky-ivan-konstantinovich-1817-1900/chaos-the-creation-1841-oil-on-canvas

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  37. Denisha Gansmann says:

    Hi Charlie. As a prophecy study person only. I can say that prediction is very unpredictable. Only thing set in stone is God’s word, prophecy interprets itself. God is a sharp purposeful pool player, each aim has a purpose in prophecy. I can show you three things in this . One shows uncertainty in your words which in itself is warning one about this prediction as failing. But you must know not me.
    God bless you

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      • Mack says:

        In Jer chs. 42-44, after the exile to Babylon, the people left in Judea wanted to go to Egypt. Jeremiah told them no, God didn’t want that. Did they listen? No! Not even after all that had happened. So they went to Egypt against Jeremiah’s warning and they all died there. No matter what the prophets said and how they were vindicated, some people would never believe them. And it is the same today…

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        • Beckita says:

          Thanks for this, Mack.

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        • YongDuk says:

          That’s always scared me, Mack…

          The only solution I have ever figured out is that of the Presentation in the Temple / the Purification of Mary. The Priests and the Scribes missed Jesus, but not Simeon and not Anna. I figure if you are docile and truly desired God and did not want sin–even if habit or other anxieties or circumstances pulled you towards sin–then God would reveal Himself.

          And even if He didn’t, like the time I met Charlie and he merely thought me some bloke in charge of turning the lights on and off or locking up, I figure at least our Guardian Angels said “Hello” to each other and that was enough.

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  38. CrewDog says:

    Geo. Soros is an immensely rich, powerful and EVIL man with an evil empire of equally evil minions and paid useful idiots. He and his Empire will not go down without a big fight and it may be Scorched Earth! He has backed-n-funded just about any anti-Christian/Catholic organization you can name and pro- abortion/perversion groups/political parties/candidates … like Democrats USA/Billary ….. countless, Worldwide, Front Groups to project and fund manifest EVIL!

    “Hungary Plans to Crackdown on All Soros-Funded NGOs”
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-10/trump-s-win-prompts-hungarian-call-for-crackdown-on-soros-groups

    “Soros Lost Nearly $1 Billion in Weeks After Trump Election”
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/01/12/soros-lost-nearly-1-billion-in-weeks-after-trump-election.html

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  39. narnialion54 says:

    Charlie,

    You mentioned that terror will be a hallmark of this STORM we are in.

    Mark Mallett just published a piece on how to deal with fear that echoes your call to TRUST DO LOVE.

    http://www.markmallett.com/blog/the-storm-of-fear/

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  40. timothy says:

    Hi Charlie

    There is no need to post this commentdue to the extended excerpt. I think you will appreciate this insight :
    “For America, the war with Russia for any reason wouldn’t just “pull attention and resources” away from the China. It would mean war with China. China is the strategic ally of Russia, with a mutual defense agreement between two countries:

    In case of a war with the West, China will take arms and supply manufacturing, food production, and other such duties. Don’t expect Russian soldiers in Europe. We need them home. Instead, imagine a million strong Chinese army entering Berlin and liberating Paris? Why do you think a high speed railroads is being built between China and the EU via Russia? Do you think it’s for shipping lithium batteries and plastic European Union flags?”

    Source link:

    http://thesaker.is/russia-eu-and-nato-sitrep-january-11th-2017-by-scott-humor/

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    • charliej373 says:

      I hope you only meant I don’t have to publish this, not that you don’t want me to publish it, Tim, for it gives me a chance to speak to the point. I am aware of what the current agreement between Russia and China says. But Russian-Chinese alliances have a rather bad history. Geopolitically and geographically, Russia and China are natural rivals. More often than not, pacts between them have been a means to postpone conflict – and as soon as one is confident of advantage, the treaties are abrogated. A geopolitically weak U.S. cements Russian-Chinese alliances.

      China has been flooding the Russian Far East with immigrants for two decades – legal at first but illegal for nearly a decade…to the point where the Russian Far East is now near majority Chinese. If our foreign policy establishment was not so myopic, it would jump out at them that, historically, when China has had a shortage of women to keep the young men stable, it has invaded Russian territory to capture women. This has happened repeatedly through their mutual history. A weak America has emboldened Chinese ambitions. Russia, still weakened by the break-up of the Soviet Union, knows it cannot unilaterally challenge China without great risk.

      Russia could have proven a very useful ally in keeping international shipping routes open that China is militarizing and claiming, in helping contain N. Korean ambitions, and in fighting Jihad. Unfortunately, Russia is currently a near-great power rather than a great one. By 2010, Vladimir Putin knew that the US was, at best, an unreliable ally – and probably run by geopolitical fantasists less familiar with world and cultural history – and geopolitical realities than a studious middle school student. So it took the safest defensive strategy it could – acting boldly and aggressive in matters that were easy, puffing itself up and threatening – but not acting – in things that were not; then pursuing an agreement with China to buy time.

      Confrontation between Russia and China is inevitable, unless China can be made to stand down from it aggressive geopolitical posture. The best chance Russia has to defuse the situation is joint diplomacy with another near-great power (the U.S. is near great because we have the technology and the firepower, but lack the clarity and will: Russia is the opposite).

      So yes, I know of the current status – and I think it would never have happened with a reliable and strong US…and I think it would quickly melt away if the US could go back to that position, with both China and Russia pretending nothing has changed – but China going more into retreat from its more egregious gambits. .

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      • Sean Sullivan says:

        During my pilgrimage, i had the opportunity of posing a question on China. The gentleman is Chinese born, raised in Hong Kong and fled to Canada prior to the British handover. He stated China has too far long been minimized and ridiculed by other National powers.

        Their memory is long, patient and now have an opportunity of displaying their true identity (paraphrased of course). He stated they are tired of being ridiculed and now have the ability to prove themselves a force to be reckoned.

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      • I’m intrigued by the prophetic, heartened by your NRS message, but man I love your political commentary/analysis. I’m a news junkie so I think that’s why I appreciate it so much. Thanks for this! -Caroline

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      • YongDuk says:

        Finally, a geopolitical comment that I feel to comment on: Well said, Charlie!

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  41. CrewDog says:

    “Faith Leaders”!!?? Just another SIGN that The SHTF Moment is upon us ;-(

    “More Than 20 Faith Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood’s New D.C. Clinic”
    http://dcist.com/2017/01/more_than_20_faith_leaders_bless_pl.php#photo-1

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  42. Robert Cunningham says:

    Amid the unease in the world, hope remains https://www.sign.org/articles/theologians-bishops-ask-pope-francis-statement-mary . Bishops, priests, theologians and lay people have asked for this dogma in the past but I think we are close. Our Lady told Ida Peerdman back in the 50s that it would occur on May 31st but gave no year. It seems to fit with the Rescue in late 2017 and Pope Francis may be the Pope to declare the dogma. We pray.

    Robert

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    • Beckita says:

      Amen, Robert! Long have I prayed for this dogma to be proclaimed. As a guardian for Her image, I loved giving talks about Heaven’s designs as expressed via the Lady of All Nations’ words and I look forward to the declaration of the fifth Marian dogma that Her desire be fulfilled: to open the flood gates for graces to descend upon our poor humanity so in need of Her intervention. May it be. Amen. Alleluia!

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  43. RichB says:

    Charlie,
    Why should we not not surprised by this?

    Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post

    The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he has been ordered removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.
    “The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz would command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 unarmed troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nation’s capital during the inauguration.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/commanding-general-of-dc-national-guard-to-be-removed-from-post/2017/01/13/725a0438-d99e-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html?utm_term=.f9d4113d4249

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    • moreen67 says:

      Rich B so many crazy things are happening leading up to what 1 20 17. Off the subject totally whenever I see your picture I think you are my brother’s (Larry) lost identical twin. When I see your pic – I’m like big brother is watching me. Maureen

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    • Rock says:

      I remember Charlie saying something to the effect that God generally works thru subtlety. On rare occassions, God chooses to “give us the fireworks”, that we know that “HE IS”. I have a gut feeling this inauguration (or lack thereof) may be just that….stay tuned to this station….

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    • RichB says:

      Hi Charlie,

      Just found this fresh little nugget of info….signed 1/13/17.

      Executive Order — Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/13/executive-order-providing-order-succession-within-department-justice. Obama is a very busy lame duck…

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    • Khrushchev says:

      I read the “whole thing.” I note that they buried the fact that profferings of resignations effective at the moment of inauguration are pro forma. This particular officer was a “W” appointee. He offered to resign in the same fashion when Obama was elected, but Obama chose to keep him. The Trump team has chosen to accept, but only because his replacement is fully ready to take over.

      Headlines are headlines, but you almost always get the real context “under the fold.”

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      • charliej373 says:

        Did you miss the part in the story where the Trump transition team specifically said they did NOT seek his resignation during the deployment, but that current Army brass pushed it?

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        • CrewDog says:

          The real reason may be as simple as the fact that he is 65 and and max age for a two star is 64. A 3 or 4 star may serve to 65 and to 68 with a president’s waiver, I can assure you that this guy and the National Guard are not the prime movers & shakers in the security planning/implementation for 20 Jan ….. just bit players!

          GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!!

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        • RichB says:

          Charlie,

          This article mentions the Trump folks accepted the General’s resignation.

          http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-dc-national-guard-commander-removal-trump-20170113-story.html

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          • charliej373 says:

            Thanks, Rich. Earlier articles, quoting the general himself, said the directive came from the Army. Somewhat later versions said the Trump team wanted him to stay on but the Army pushed for his immediate departure. Now this version says the Trump team wanted him out. When there are this many versions, someone is trying to cover their behinds. It could be the Trump team…or it could be another group. Something doesn’t add up – and now there are several versions of the story.

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        • Khruschev says:

          Not at all Charlie, but that buttresses my point, which was that I don’t see any cloak and dagger here. Do you? I wasn’t picking a fight here, and not sure why you would assume that?

          The article tries to make it sound like Trump’s transition team is doing something irresponsible by “firing” him in the middle of inauguration day, but that’s clearly not the case when you read below the fold. As well, even if the Trump team did seek for this DC Nat’l Guard chief to resign at the crack of noon on inauguration day, there wouldn’t actually be anything irresponsible or nefarious about that. Lots and lots of people lose their jobs on that day at noon, chief among them are the ambassadors of all of our embassies, who have been whining that they aren’t being given more time to stay on in “transition” to the next ambassador. But their second-in-commands can take over if a Trump appointed ambassador is not ready to begin on Friday at 12:01 pm.. Nothing irresponsible or nefarious about that either. There are precedents for this. These folks serve “at the pleasure of the President.”

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  44. CrewDog says:

    I have serious concerns that Inauguration Day will not be peaceful in DC or in any number of Democrat Controlled Urban Areas.
    I just checked the long range WX Forecast for DC, 20 Jan. Partly Cloudy & 55 Degrees. Perfect January weather for Serious Unpleasantness. Not cold/wet but cool enough for bad actors to be wearing outer garments to conceal weapons! DC & surrounding areas is heavily Urban Democrat with a history of graft, corruption and Political Correctness squared…….. including Police Departments … and I would expect National Guard Units.
    The past election we have seen Democrat Party activists and their hired Rent-a-Mobs resort to all kinds of nefarious tactics including violence … with little or no reporting from the LameStream Media or investigation by the Just-Us Departments. These Democrat Agents are probably more angry and organized than ever and like the election, I’m sure they have liaised with agents in the Radical Black, Hispanic and Muslim Anarchists. Many have already bragged about the Bus Loads they are coming with. I’m afraid that groups like the below will be coming ‘equipped” to defend themselves. I have no doubt that the LeftStream Media has already written stories about how all those nasty Trump Deplorables had the temerity to not only exercise their right to Show-Up but to defend themselves ……… It will be The Deplorables Fault …… Trust me!! I just hope that there will be plenty of citizens there to record The Truth!! ……. PRAY FOR THE USA!!

    “BIKERS FOR TRUMP Vow to Defend Trump Inauguration – Form Wall of Protection”
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/bikers-trump-vow-defend-trump-inauguration-form-wall-protection-video/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!!

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  45. CrewDog says:

    I think Bill Gertz is a smart guy who knows his “stuff” and has a handle on what’s Out-There in the Clear & Present Danger category!
    “National Security Expert: ‘Americans Are In The Dark’ About The Threats To The US [VIDEO]”
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/14/national-security-expert-americans-are-in-the-dark-about-the-threats-to-the-us-video/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  46. Simone says:

    Crewdog, I can only imagine your frustration with us silly posters. Thank you so very sincerely for all you do to keep us in check and informed. You rock!

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  47. RichB says:

    Charlie,

    Not sure your opinion of Alex Jones site Infowars so I’ll understand if you decline to post. Saw this posted yesterday. Without saying, this could really stir things up on the 20th.

    Blessings to you, Rich

    Report: CNN/Buzzfeed to Release Damaging New Trump Tape 48 Hours Before Inauguration
    ‘The Apprentice’ out-takes allegedly show president-elect using the n-word

    http://www.infowars.com/report-cnnbuzzfeed-to-release-damaging-new-trump-tape-48-hours-before-inauguration/

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  48. RichB says:

    Charlie,

    Also this supposedly from Putin a tweet referring to the 2014 Ukrainian revolution..

    Putin: “I have an impression they practiced in Kiev and are ready to organize a Maidan in Washington, just to not let Trump take office.”

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