Do not look forward to the mishaps of this life with anxiety, but await them with perfect confidence so that when they do occur, God, to whom you belong, will deliver you from them. He has kept you up to the present; remain securely in the hand of His providence, and He will help you in all situations. When you cannot walk, He will carry you. Do not think about what will happen tomorrow, for the same eternal Father who takes care of you today will look out for you tomorrow and always. Either He will keep you from evil or He will give you invincible courage to endure it. (Golden Counsels of St. Francis de Sales).
The quote by St. Francis de Sales is appropriate for our times don’t you think. I am a tad nervous – wondering when and how things will play out and praying that I will remain calm and faithful throughout the ordeal which will be upon all of us. I am sure many of you feel the same way as well. Uncertainty is God’s way whether we like it or not. He is not going to give us details on how things will happen because He wants US to lean on Him and Trust Him, not ourselves.
From Pope Benedict to various Priests and Bishops, who have been speaking about the Fatima Message, (here is one) we are being reminded that 2017 is the 100th year Anniversary of Fatima, and the year that they think is the culmination of all the prophesies spoken of in regard to the chastisement, and the eventual Era of Peace which will follow. Charlie Johnston claims that God has specifically told him that all will be done by late 2017. (Found here).
We have a couple of choices. We can either ignore the warnings which the Blessed Mother and Jesus have been telling us for over 100 years or remain calm and do as Charlie suggests. Acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a hope to others. That sounds easy, but I am getting the sense that nothing is going to be easy. WE are all going to be purified in different ways depending on what our specific faults may be. We will need to pray for faith and trust in God each step of the way and not try to control our lives, but rather, count on God.
Politically we can see that it is not far-fetched to see that there may not be a peaceful transfer of power, which Charlie has continued to claim. It is hard to believe what we are seeing – Hollywood putting out ads begging congress not to work with the President; begging the electors not to vote for Trump; hate crimes because of Trump being elected; volatile rhetoric coming from the left in regards to President Elect Trump– claiming he is communist, racist, and every other bad thing they can think of. Ironic isn’t it. He is for democracy and trying to stop the left leaning group from continuing their socialistic ideas for our country and they claim he is Communist.
Evil has become rampant throughout our world. The Blessed Mother did say when Communism comes back things would begin to happen. Scripture states:
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the [a]Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will [b]fall away and will [c]betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, [d]most people’s love will grow cold. (Matthew 24: 5-12)
With Pope Francis causing so much controversy, the Clergy is becoming increasingly divided. What I really found interesting is how God works. Actually, I marvel at His wisdom. There was a piece I was reading in regard to this situation whereby the writer spoke about how Pope Francis, in his bold departure from Church Teaching, emboldened those clergy members who have similar beliefs, to come out of the closet. Now they are actually advertising their heretical beliefs. We would not have known who these clergy members were, had we not had a Pope who was of like mind. This gave them a sense of security. They were safe. They became puffed up with pride and began to advertise their beliefs. “Pride comes before the fall”. They are all condemning themselves and no one has to prove it.
So, why did God allow a man who promotes heretical teaching to become Pope. This is the beauty of God’s Wisdom. He is purifying His Church and He is bringing the evil deeds of these individuals into the light. They are condemning themselves. Under St. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, who were faithful to Christs teachings, these clergy members were not able to promote or come out of the closet with their beliefs. They had to remain hidden or they would have been excommunicated. Furthermore, it would have been very difficult to prove their intentions. Now no proof is necessary, they are flaunting it for all to see. Ever since Vatican II, they have been watering down the faith and slowly but surely trying to change Church Teachings. But now they are at the threshold of no return. They must repent or be severely punished for leading souls astray.
What I find hard to believe is this: If they believe in God, how would they possibly dare to come against God and His teachings? Or, is it like the case of lucifer. Remember, he was the most magnificent angel in Heaven. He was close to God and he knew God, but he rebelled out of pride. There was a great war in Heaven and he and his cohorts were thrown down into the pit of hell. These clergy….are they so prideful that they are following in lucifers footsteps???? I don’t know but it is a question I have. I, myself, can’t possibly imagine going up against God. We need to pray for all of them, because I personally don’t ever want to see a single soul go to Hell. That is forever and ever and ever. I can’t imagine that either, and I don’t wish that type of horror on anyone.
Here is what Jacinta, one of the three children of Fatima who received messages from the Blessed Mother.
Jacinta’s last words:
Tempered and molded by extraordinary penance and sacrifice, 10-year-old Jacinta proved to be precocious and prophetic in her vision of things. She had many private apparitions and countless revelations. Such was her supernatural illumination and holy wisdom that Mother Godinho, the directress of the Lisbon orphanage where Jacinta stayed prior to her death in the hospital, could only asked in awe and wonder, “Who taught you all these things?” The following statements uttered by Jacinta showed her depth of soul in face of the moral decay ravishing the world:
1.The sins which cause most souls to go to Hell are the sins of the flesh.
2. To be pure of body is to keep chastity. To be pure in soul is not to commit sins, not look at what one should not see, not to steal, never to lie, always to tell the truth however hard it may be.
3. Fashions that will greatly offend Our Lord will appear. People who serve God should not follow fashions. The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same.
4. Doctors do not have the light to cure the sick because they do not have love of God
5. Priests should only occupy themselves with the affairs of the Church
6.Priests should be pure, very pure. The disobedience of priests and religious to their superiors and to the Holy Father greatly offends Our Lord.
7. To be a woman religious, it is necessary to be very pure in soul and body.
8. Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord, and they are not of God.
9. Confession is a sacrament of mercy. Therefore, one must approach the confessional with confidence and joy.
10. My godmother, pray much for those who govern! Woe to those who persecute the religion of Our Lord. If the government left the Church in peace and gave freedom to the holy Faith, it would be blessed by God.
11. Wars are nothing but punishments for the sins of the world.
12. Our Lady can no longer hold back the arm of her beloved Son from the world. It is necessary to do penance. If people change their ways, Our Lord will still spare the world; but if they do not, the chastisement will come.
Pray for peace and calm for yourselves. That you will remain faithful to God and His Teachings. We are all together in this and within 11 months or so, we will come out of this totally purified and cleansed.
God Bless all of you.