My Purpose

(This is a post I did explaining as much of what I am doing as I am allowed)

Though it is only a very few, some people have emailed me to suggest I confine myself to publishing things like my encounter with the Father – or other direct messages from my visitors. Others have had other suggestions. While all are, no doubt, well-intended, that is not the purpose to which I am called or directed. I write today to explain what I can about what my purpose is.

I have not found anything quite like what I am told to do anywhere in history. I see elements of it in many types, but none that match up well. That is not so terribly surprising, for we have entered into a period, the Storm, that is unique in salvation history. Though there are prophetic elements necessary to my work, prophecy is not central to it. Though I have a multitude of visions and visitations, I am not primarily a visionary. Most of these have had to do with preparation for the work upon us – and are not for the whole world. Though it is critical that I be grounded in good – and precise – theology, I am not a theologian. As things unfold, much of it will ultimately be miraculous on its face – and I am directed to just let it develop as it does. Even with my priests, we only speak obliquely of these things. They have gathered what they have through contemplation of the central prophetic message and my three prime duties.

Before we get to that, I want to describe the trajectory over the years. At seven years old, I first realized this was not common – and that most people who saw and heard people that others couldn’t were crazy. I told my angel I would like to go through the training he spoke of, but if he ever told me to harm someone I would immediately go to a doctor and tell him what was going on. We both had some constraints – which we both eagerly agreed to – and I continued. Until about 10 years old, it was fairly easy, straightforward and fun.

From 10 to about 25, it was incredibly frustrating. I was told many things, none of which would happen as I expected, though each would match up precisely with the words I had been given. I was told things about people – both good and bad things headed their way. Many times I was forbidden to speak to them of it, even obliquely. More than a few times I disobeyed – and every time I did, worse things than I originally saw ensued. It was a hard discipline to learn to live.

From 25 to 35 I mainly doubted these things. I suspected this was just the way my mind processed a very powerful intuitive capacity – one that was very useful in my work. I did not think I was crazy any more. I had watched carefully for signs of progression or obsession and they just never developed. My visits had a rhythm – a range if you will. Sometimes more frequent and intense, sometimes quieter, but the range never degenerated into anything else. During this period, though I doubted, I did keep to the constraints I had promised – things you probably would not expect, but things the angel said were important. I figured, just in case it were true, somebody would need to have accepted the discipline.

I was received into the Catholic Church when I was 35. For almost a year after that, I was practically struck blind spiritually. Not only did I have no visitations, my intuitive capacity completely deserted me. That was a brutally difficult year with the intuition gone. But I figured if that was the trade – my special abilities for my reception into a spiritual home I could finally give my whole heart to, it was an excellent bargain.

At 36, my visitors were back big-time. My angel was very pleased that I had shown over the previous year that I loved God more than I loved being special – but now it was time to get down to serious work, for things were about to go into the final approach to the Storm. This began the period of what I call “Great Visions.” These were very detailed visions of things to come – and what was wanted from me in order to help people weather the Storm. This opened up the period where I could no longer reasonably attribute anything to intuition, for much of it was too specific – and the world was already starting to look like the dystopia I had been shown. It was the period where I began Spiritual Direction and first told another person about these things. It was when I desperately tried to find a way out and, if that were not possible, where I could advise in secret. Even after I fully accepted the work in ’97, I spent another five years trying to find a way to stay hidden on the matters. I went through a sort of miniature five-year Storm during this period, too, to bolster my fortitude, trust and resolve so I would be less likely to falter when it came upon the whole world. This lasted from 1998 to 2003.

From 2003 until the end of my pilgrimage in 2012 was the period of radical abandonment. I quit trying to escape, accepted intense instruction – including things that were very hard to swallow and had been, even just a few years earlier, impossible to swallow. And now, since late 2012, I have begun the active phase, finding my way and trying to live the early days of my work effectively.

I am sent to be a sort of sherpa, a guide through treacherous times, to help encourage and rally people to endure – to trust that rescue will come. I was not given mystical wisdom in some easy, quiet, gentle way. Rather, I quietly lived vanity and a hidden storm while everyone else lived their lives. The 15 years where I misinterpreted everything were brutally frustrating, but taught me not to trust to myself, nor to try to encapsulate God in my expectations. Once that was secure, then I limited the details of my interpretations far more, but was almost always right, though often miscalculating the times. In fact, it probably would not be too far a reach to say I was seldom right in a significant way until I was 35, and have rarely been wrong in a significant way afterward – though I am smart enough not to trust that. The biggest of the training was to learn to see less as we see here and a little more as the heavenly host sees there. As part of that, vanity and certainty in my own competence were burned and beaten out of me – and a fortitude that relied on God entirely developed. We have many surprises and terrors ahead.

At the heart of what I am called to is a central prophetic message and three prime duties. Attached to the three duties are job titles I am given. I will elaborate on the message and the duties here, though I do not care to speak of the job titles.

The central prophetic message is:

Be not afraid: God calls all men to salvation.

This seems simple, but embeds some serious subtleties. How can you be not afraid when the greatest period of violence and terror in history is engulfing you? You will be swept away if you trust to yourself and your mighty strength. The ONLY way is to hold fast to God. It is a call to a radical reliance on God. The second portion is routinely violated by most of the most pious people. They think God calls all people “like them” to salvation – or that they are to teach people to be “like them” in order to attain salvation. Before this Storm is over, almost everyone is going to be broken down and rebuked – taught that we all have been tried and found seriously wanting. Many of your greatest certainties are going to be crushed and you are going to feel completely lost and alone. Then you will understand the fulness of this message: it is not that God calls you to go out and convince more people to be like you; it is an assurance when your vanity and petulance, your shortfalls are fully revealed to you that God has not abandoned you, but intends your reclamation and salvation.

The first duty is to:

Defend the Faith

This seems straightforward enough, but it entails more than defending the faith from the assaults from without. The unconscious assaults from within, borne by disordered vanity are, in many ways, more dangerous in these times. There are theologians and intellectuals who have reduced the Scriptures to a mere intellectual Rubik’s Cube. they think they have learned the essence of Christ and are its exclusive arbiters. While it is good to seek wisdom, the best of our wisdom is as flimsy as straw. There are those who impose mystical significance on everything, constantly gilding the lily of God’s work. They mean well, but they have gilded so much that outsiders see all gilding and no lily – and reasonably conclude this is of man’s making, not God’s. Too much mystical overlays have obscured the lily for those who do not already believe. Trust me, God is not pleased about this.

I am usually very hard on those who seek, with great erudition, to undermine the legitimacy of the hierarchy. A Catholic man I know asked why I am so hard on that when I so freely greet Protestant brethren as full partners in the work before us. I am on the ship of Catholicism. It does not trouble me (in fact, it soothes me) that there are many other boats in our vicinity, all headed in the same direction we are. That is a whole different thing from assaulting the ship from without or fomenting mutiny from within. I will be equally vigorous in defending the faith from either. Now if the mutineers would cease to dishonestly call themselves Catholic and get their own boat, I would be glad to have them nearby for the journey provided they also ceased their assaults.


Hearten the Faithful

This website is one of the first public steps in that particular duty. I do not write it to give you prophecy, theology, or reports of visitations, though all are incorporated into the purpose. It is to give people heart – to see that God is there, that He is close at hand to YOU, and that He asks only the simple things from you that you can do – and will reveal Himself to you as you live that with fidelity. As times go on, though, things will get trickier. God’s anger is not just kindled against those who overtly oppose Him. His anger has been kindled against almost all, for like Job’s friends, most of us have absorbed ourselves in our expectations of what God should be rather than engaging with the Living God. The biggest of those expectations are going to fall like old timber under the onslaught of a flood. As they do, many will have their faith shaken – and I will work to give them new heart – to see with clear certainty that it is merely their expectations that have failed, not God. I know many expect an undeniable, visible worldwide miracle before the rescue. I am almost certain it will not happen that way. First, it almost never does – God always leaves room for plausible doubt. Second, I am informed that while God will reveal Himself in small groups that are cooperating simply with each other under His guidance, He will seem to have forsaken the larger world for most of the Storm. That is because He intends that EACH of us fully see how pitiful our competence is, that our confidence in ourselves be crushed so that we may turn our hearts decisively to Him. After all have lost hope, then He will manifest that most rarity of rarities, a visible undeniable miracle visible to all – the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and our rescue. It is because we will not be suited to populate the world as He intends it until all vestiges of vanity and self-will are crushed. I will help give people heart by telling them credibly what is actually being crushed – and what is being built.


Defend the Faithful

This is fairly obvious, too. But it does NOT just refer to “spiritual warfare.” We in the west have lived in a coccoon of safety for several hundred years now. It has reduced our thinking on temporal battle and strife to mere formulaic platitudes. But the violence you read about with horror is coming to your door soon enough – and formulaic platitudes are not a defense. The Scripture that “…he who lives by the sword will die by the sword…” is often quoted to urge unrelenting pacifism. But it is tyrants and oppressors, those who rely on force to compel their will, who live by the sword. To defend, even with violent force, those who are violently assaulted, is not living by the sword. And now both you and nations have a great and terrible responsibility. If you attack with violence when diplomacy would have resolved the strife, you will be held to account. If you allow people to be violated when you could have stopped it with vigorous force, you will be held to account. Sounds impossible. It is. So you better trust God, do your duty, and abandon pious-sounding formulas.

Even in the little things, God prepares things so that all may see the evidence of His grace. There will be a time when I spend much time visiting and offering hope to many refugees who have been forced to flee their homes and are homeless. It will be a comfort to them to know that I made myself homeless for a year and a half when it was not necessary, but for love and trust during my pilgrimage – and that I come to offer them hope not as one who has not known privation and exposure, but as one who has lived by choice what they are living by necessity. It is a benefit of my pilgrimage that I did not recognize until after it was over.

With Job, throughout my life it has pleased God to take me into the whirlwind with Him. Like Job, what I have seen does not convince me how wise and clever I am – but exactly the opposite. With Job, I put my hand over my mouth for I have seen marvelous things too great for me. That, in the end, is what God wanted me to see above all. Theology, while useful, will not lead us certainly to God. Prophecy, while useful, can endanger us if we are filled with pride over our ‘understanding’ of it. Mystical experiences can come from the devil as well as from God – and will come from satan if that is what we glory in. The only safe, sure path I know to God is, in submission to the authority He established over us, to acknowledge Him, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around us. Trust. Do. Love. That is the sure path. To keep that reality vivid before a world in turmoil, a world falling in on itself, is what I am sent for. And when the rescue is complete, I will leave the public scene entirely except to advocate for and raise money for the raising of the great Shrine of thanksgiving for our rescue.


164 Responses to My Purpose

  1. Magda says:

    Hello Charlie,

    Do you know if there other prophets around the world doing this same work as yourself? Helping to prepare God’s children and being shown the same and/or similar things?

    Liked by 1 person

    • charliej373 says:

      God has many He has called to be servants…including each of you. The questions is whether you will accept what He calls to you. But for each, He has a unique and unrepeatable work. Contemplate Revelation 2:17. I assure you that whoever conquers himself and his vain desires will discern the new name, the divine mission, the Lord has imprinted for him on a white stone of purity and durability. It is unique and unrepeatable – and what joy it is to find and live it.

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      • Clare D. says:

        I always loved the thought of each of us having a special name that we will know when we are called. I put a white stone in my aunt’s casket as a symbol of God caling her by a new name. I had not really pieced it together as being called to a specific vocation in this life. It does help me consider it now.

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      • gotoJoseph says:

        Charlie – you could do an entire post on what it means to “conquer oneself” and why it is imperative we do this as we enter into the fullness of the Storm. We can’t be reminded of this enough!

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  2. roses1sb says:

    I just would like to ask this, what did the Angel look like? Was the Angel Marys Angel you seen? Please do not laugh but did the Angel have wings? I wonder if I have one or two? I just talk to mine more now and am curious about this..Thank You


    • charliej373 says:

      I’m not laughing and I mean no disrespect, but I am fully focused on dealing with the Storm right now. I have answered questions like this before and still will at presentations, but I just can’t change the focus right now.


    • Beckita says:

      Dear Rose, I don’t think you’ve posted before so welcome to commenting. I think you’d find the “Visit Videos” which you can access in the black nav bar at the top of this page helpful to gain glimpses of Charlie’s experiences which would satisfy your natural curiosity.

      A book about angels written by Peter Kreeft would also be a wonderful resource for you. In it, he answers 100 common questions, real questions from real people concerning angels. “… this book responds to the incredible amount of interest in angelic beings and attempts to clear up some of the misinformation abounding in the numerous books today on what we know about these mysterious spirits.” The book can be purchased here, among other places:

      In addition to the resources named, I cannot recommend enough the importance of reading Charlie’s important pieces which can also be accessed from the black nav bar. As his most recent piece conveys, we are now in the fullness of the Storm so, if you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to do so, gaining the background and content through all that can be found in the black nav bar will help us all in what we are now engaged. God bless you, Rose.

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    • paulaokeefe says:

      They are beautiful beyond our limited vision. They radiate the light of Our Triune God and bring awe, wonder, glory, beauty, peace and so much,more. Often our hairs stand up in their presemce. Haha, my girlfriends did when they came for another friend who died. GOD IS GOOD! THEY SING like we have never heard!

      Hard to put in words


  3. Magda says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together Bekita! Much appreciated.

    I will begin reading tonight…. God bless 🙂

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  4. Susan says:

    so happy to find you all be searching for the truth God bless all

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Cynthia Pahlkotter says:

    Where do I read for updates? I have been away. Has anything changed?


  6. Clare D. says:

    Thank you for the message of hope in these very serious times. I often feel we are living through a spiritual storm where children raised in the faith seem to be lost but I must not lose hope in the prayers of the Blessed Mother as she can protect us if we are placed in the garden of her heart.

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      Amen,Clare! Our blessed Mother can be trusted completely!! I have seen Our Lord and Blessed Mother rescue the wayward kids with my own eyes (my own son and daughter)!

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  7. Joveline Ollero says:

    Hi Charlie!

    Thank you so much for all of these posts. I found out about you from my mom who discovered this blog through other means. Although, someone I trust and love recommended this to me, I was not quick to just believe and trust in what she was showing me. I was interested in what you had to say but I was afraid that it would just sow more doubt rather than renew my faith.

    I knew I had to do some research. I had to know who you are and how credible you are. Now that I have read this page, I understand and can trust in what you say but I must say that it was really hard finding something that I could believe on this website.

    After searching through your blog, I think that directing new people from “START HERE” to “My Purpose” would help other curious kids like myself and help you to better get your message through. It would also help the people trying to share your articles and posts in building their credibility by making this blog just a little more straightforward.

    Again, thank you so much for your posts! I hope that I can be a beacon of hope for everyone around me as you continuously tell your readers.



    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you, Joveline. Steve BC heads up the volunteer support team here and handles most layout items such as the one you have made. I will pass your suggestion on to him.

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      • SteveBC says:

        I got Jovelline’s comment and have fixed the issue (I hope!). If you would please type my screen name as “SteveBC” without spaces. I scan all the comments for my screen name every day, so I will find any comment with that name in it, but it has to be spelld rigt. 😀


    • SteveBC says:

      Jovelline, I saw instantly the problem you point at. I’ve revised the Start Here page, in the section titled “Summaries of Charlie’s Materials. Please review that revision and see if it answers your concern.

      If you have further edits or ideas, Reply to this comment, and I will see it. In your text, type in my screen name SteveBC (no spaces), which will help me find your comment.

      Thank you so much for pointing out this problem! 🙂

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      • Joveline Ollero says:

        SteveBC, I left a comment for you in the wrong spot. >.< But I am so glad you all work so quickly. You all have made my Sunday.


    • Beckita says:

      Welcome, Joveline.


  8. jlynnbyrd says:

    Joveline, you have a beautiful name and it is so nice to have you in our TNRS family. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joveline Ollero says:

      Thank you so much! I hold it in high esteem because it’s a combination of my mother and my father’s name which I think makes it even more beautiful.

      Liked by 2 people

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  10. Hershel Lock says:

    I cannot quite remember what was supposed to happen in September 2016, but some time ago I shared with a friend of mine who decided to run it in my face, that nothing happened.

    I understand the world is a wreck right now, but any worse than it had been?

    Comments? Hershel


    • charliej373 says:

      Anybody who can’t see how much worse things are than they have been is so blind it is almost useless to talk to them. They are exactly the sort who won’t see until barbarians are at the door to slit their throats – and then will wonder why no one warned them. I have no patience with that sort of blindness any more and am not in the least interested in trying to convince such. People must choose or perish in their own blindness.

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  13. Linda says:

    Charlie will indeed be back! 😉 God save all here! 😉 May Our beautiful Lady’s heart Triumph ASAP!!! 😉 And the people of the Kingdom, and the people of Heaven, shall rise together, shall rise forever, and God shall rule! 😉

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  14. jong says:

    I just prayed the Divine Mercy at 3am today & the Chaplet of St. Michael and the Mama Mary leads me Charlie Johnston site…I firmly believe in God’s timing and intervention…it’s not an accident I believe your site has been blessed by God to spread salvation in this evil times…May the prayers & sufferings of all victim souls reach out to all wandering and neglected souls thru your ministry to bring light in their life. Jesus, Mama Mary & Joseph..we love you save souls.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Welcome, Jong! May your prayer become true for the many who need it. 🙂

      Please feel free to explore the site, which has much to offer in these difficult times. If you have questions, I suggest you read the articles along the top of the Nav Bar, use the Search function, and check out the sidebar for specific categories and tabs that might be of interest to you. And of course, come join the rest of us in our ongoing discussions. We have a wonderful group of contributors here. I hope you will add yourself and your experience and knowledge to our community.

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