Write My child the words I speak to you today. There is no time to delay. The world is on fire – the fire of sin. I will put out these fires by My spirit which will cover the earth. My word will not return to Me void. I will do as I say.
You are My witness. Ann, little child, My little mouthpiece, I will use you to instruct My people of the times that are coming. They are coming soon. Sooner than most realize. The stench of sin has reach the highest heavens.
My mother has tried to hold back My hand by her endless prayers. She has been imploring her children to return to Me in holiness, to fast, pray and convert their hearts, but to little avail. Alas, no one is listening to her appeals. They go on with their inane lives, wrapped up in so much foolishness and sin. I will come. I will come indeed when they least expect Me. I will strike the earth with My hand of justice unless they repent, unless they turn their hearts to Me that I may save them.
You, My little mouthpiece, you and all My children, those who love and obey Me, I love you all, as you are Mine. As for the others, I will save them if they turn to Me in repentance. I love all of humanity but I can save only those who trust in Me and accept My salvation.
“My child, write what I tell you. You will publish this on the blog and website. This message is public.
I am the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep. All who come to Me will be saved. There is no time to delay. My Hand is stretched over the earth ready to strike as sins have reached up to the heavens, and My Father is sore displeased. The time is short. Prayer can avert My Father’s justice, but where are those who pray for the world? They are asleep, they are dreaming. Their lives are caught up in every vile and vain and foolish endeavor. They are wallowing in the mud like pigs. You are My sheep and My sheep follow the Good Shepherd who leads them to eternal life.
Listen to My voice, the Voice of Love and salvation for your souls. Listen, do you hear the trumpet call? Come to Me before it is too late. I will receive you in My merciful Heart and save you, for I love you dearly, as a shepherd cares for his sheep and will protect and guide them to safety. Ann, My little mouthpiece, shout out to the world that they may listen to My voice – the voice of the Good Shepherd and Commander of Armies. Come, for the trumpet sounds. Come quickly to My Heart that you may be saved from the day of wrath.
My child, write what I tell you. You will post it on the blog and on the website. I am here in the church with you. I am in all the Catholic churches of the world waiting as a Prisoner of Love for souls to come visit Me. I love them with an everlasting love. If only they would come to speak with Me, to listen to My heart speaking to theirs. In the depths of their hearts I would speak to them and bring them joy and comfort in their lives and trials.
So many go about their busy lives never thinking anything of Me as I wait here day after day, year after year to lavish my love and comfort on them. They are immersed in the vain and foolish things of life to their internal cost, their eternal loss! Life is short, just as a breath, and eternity is forever, and yet they think nothing of this reality. Would that they would spend just a little time with Me each day and they would reap a harvest of blessings and graces, storing up true treasure in heaven for themselves.
I am so generous, I would lavish my love and graces on them for just a mere minute of their time spent with Me, How lonely I feel at times locked in the tabernacle with no one to be with Me, as I was on the Way of the Cross as I carried the sins of the world in My body up the hill of Calvary where they would be crucified in Me. Do you not comprehend the cost of sin? The suffering and death of God! – of the God Man – in your place! See Me hanging there on the wood of the Cross. Behold your God who dies for love of you, purchasing your freedom from sin with My blood. Oh how I love you all! Each one of you! I would have died only for you – for you alone!
You console Me, Ann, by being here with Me before the tabernacle in this sanctuary. You are Mine and I am yours. We are in love. May your writing inspire and encourage lukewarm souls to run to Me that I may love them and they be loved as I am loving you now.
Come, come, my children! Come to me, I wait for you under lock and key, patiently, longingly, until eternity.
I went up to Nazareth to make a day of personal spiritual retreat. I entered the holy Basilica of the Annunciation and saw that it was completely empty of pilgrims and tourists. I was delighted to have the entire sanctuary of the grotto all to myself, to spend a few hours with my sweet Jesus all alone.
After blessing myself with holy water from the font, I went down into the grotto and stood before the tabernacle and alter which is situated inside the ancient house of the blessed Virgin Mary over which the enormous Basilica is built. I adored Jesus there for a few moments and then I looked around to find a place to sit, as I wanted to spend a few hours with my Lord in deep prayer and quiet contemplation. Behind a cordoned off area of the sanctuary, where the Holy Mass is celebrated, I saw a small stool. Without violating the sacred space by entering through the the roped off barrier, I leaned over and lifted out the stool and set it discreetly to the side of the grotto and sat down to begin my intimate time with my Lord.
The entire huge lower sanctuary of the Basilica was completely empty of persons, however as soon as I sat down on the stool, seemingly out of no where, – out of thin air – a man appeared on the balcony above the grotto. He called out to me in a harsh voice of reprimand in another language. I gently responded in English that I did not understand what he was saying, however, I sensed that he was scolding me for having re-positioned the little stool on the outside of the rope and having had the audacity to sit on it. I opened my mouth in an attempt to explain my actions, but I was met with harsh rebuke, and was unable to say one word to the man. He continued to aggressively spew out ugly and mean words at me, and I was unable to speak a word in my own defense, as he did not cease from his accusing and condemning attack against me. Sensing in my spirit, just a small taste of what our Lord must have felt when he was falsely and greviously maligned by hardhearted and evil men, I resigned myself in the depths of my soul to peacefully, humbly, calmly and willingly accept the humiliation I was receiving from the stranger. His final words which he shouted at me venomously were, “this is not your house!” after which he fell silent, having exhausted himself in his harsh tirade.
Looking at him with a gentle expression and with profound humility, I asked him, “will Holy Mass be celebrated here this afternoon?” My question seem to have taken him aback, and his face suddenly softened and he gently responded to me, “no, there will be no masses this afternoon here,” and then he proceeded to open the rope to the cordoned off area of the sanctuary and kindly encouraged me to enter, pointing to some cushioned seats in front of the altar and saying, “go sit over there.”
I entered the sacred sanctuary space, where the holy altar was located and seated myself on the soft cushions as he had instructed me and covered my head with my shawl, bowed my head and lifted my heart to my Lord Jesus seeking His Presence and consolation. The once angry man left me and I was again all alone with my Lord in the huge open space of the lower grotto of the Basilica of the Annunciation.
After some moments of silence in the presence of the Lord, I began to pray the Rosary. At the end of the rosary prayers, I entered into a state of contemplation – the prayer of quiet – and the Holy Spirit gave me a great light, placing the words which the angry man had spoken to me, “this is not your house!” before my spiritual eyes and He gave me a sudden profound understanding of the fiery love of the Lord’s Heart for all His children – for all humanity. Then I heard Jesus spoke these words to me in the interior of my soul:
“I am here my child, with you, comforting you in your distress. Pay no mind to the ignorant, the foolish, the blasphemers of My way. My way is love. My heart is open to all. I am not a closed door but an open door to eternal life for all who come to Me. You my child are a good daughter, bringing many souls to Me, even though you do not know who they are. By your prayers and life you attract many souls to My kingdom. Walk with Me always. I will guide you along My way of love and you will bring many more souls to Me. I love you, daughter, as I love all of My children and yearn for them to know Me – know My fatherly love for them. If they knew Me – knew of My immense love for them they would never fear. Fear is from the evil one who attracts My children by falsity and lies. He hides behind seemingly good things and lays a trap to deceive My children. Love is pure and holy. My love is true, truth. Those who come to Me find true love that never fails. Bring more souls to Me by prayer and sacrifice. My house is a house of prayer for all nations. Invite the lonely and lost, the hurting, the broken to come into the warmth of My house. The fire of my Sacred Heart will warm them. All are welcome. No one will be turned away by Me. Ahalan wa Sahalan, welcome. Come home My children, come home. Your Father awaits you with open arms. I love you all.”
After reading and praying for discernment about the above “Word” that I received from Jesus in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, my dear and trusted brother in Christ, who provides me with sound spiritual direction, and who is a holy Consecrated Hermit of the Lord now living in the Valley of Ayalon in Israel, was reminded by the Holy Spirit of a passage from “Evangelii Gaudium” written by Pope Francis. In this passage our Holy Father teaches of Jesus Christ and His Church as the “open door.” I accept this as a confirmation of the true Spirit speaking the “Word” I received from Jesus. May you be further blessed in reading and meditating on this passage below of the “open door” from ” Evangelii Gaudium.”
V. A mother with an open heart
46. A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open. Going out to others in order to reach the fringes of humanity does not mean rushing out aimlessly into the world. Often it is better simply to slow down, to put aside our eagerness in order to see and listen to others, to stop rushing from one thing to another and to remain with someone who has faltered along the way. At times we have to be like the father of the prodigal son, who always keeps his door open so that when the son returns, he can readily pass through it.
47. The Church is called to be the house of the Father, with doors always wide open. One concrete sign of such openness is that our church doors should always be open, so that if someone, moved by the Spirit, comes there looking for God, he or she will not find a closed door. There are other doors that should not be closed either. Everyone can share in some way in the life of the Church; everyone can be part of the community, nor should the doors of the sacraments be closed for simply any reason. This is especially true of the sacrament which is itself “the door”: baptism. The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak. These convictions have pastoral consequences that we are called to consider with prudence and boldness. Frequently, we act as arbiters of grace rather than its facilitators. But the Church is not a tollhouse; it is the house of the Father, where there is a place for everyone, with all their problems.
48. If the whole Church takes up this missionary impulse, she has to go forth to everyone without exception. But to whom should she go first? When we read the Gospel we find a clear indication: not so much our friends and wealthy neighbours, but above all the poor and the sick, those who are usually despised and overlooked, “those who cannot repay you” (Lk 14:14). There can be no room for doubt or for explanations which weaken so clear a message. Today and always, “the poor are the privileged recipients of the Gospel”, and the fact that it is freely preached to them is a sign of the kingdom that Jesus came to establish. We have to state, without mincing words, that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor. May we never abandon them.
49. Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ. Here I repeat for the entire Church what I have often said to the priests and laity of Buenos Aires: I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. I do not want a Church concerned with being at the centre and which then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat” (Mk 6:37).
A Word from the Lord Jesus for Ash Wednesday to His loyal foot soldiers and to those whom He is calling to join His Spiritual Army of Righteousness.
After a time of deep silence and openness to the Lord I had said to him these words : “here I am Lord, I’ve come to do your will, speak Lord, your servant is listening.” And then I waited with no premeditated ideas. And then I begin to hear something in my soul which I think could be from him as I was very humble and docile in my heart and tried to empty myself totally to him in surrender.I heard these words:
“Jesus is my name. It means ‘salvation.’ I am the savior of the world. No one comes to the father except by me. You need me. You are all sinners. There is no one without sin. Only my mother is holy. I have made her as an example to you. She is your model. She is without sin because I created her so. I made her for myself. In her virginal womb I took form. I became human and entered your world. I came that you may have light, light to see the truth.
I am truth and life. What are you waiting for? Come to the light. See the truth about yourselves. I am a mirror for your souls. Look into the face of God, the God who loves you and gives you life. Why do you wait? The time is short. I am coming soon to judge the world. In me is mercy. Enter into my mercy and you will not be judged. Your sins will be wiped away for I am merciful. I am the merciful Savior who gives you life. Take my gift now before it is too late.
I am coming soon. I love you. Remain in me and I will remain in you.”
After this I reread what he had spoken and almost like I wanted to be reassured and confirm that it was from him I open my Bible at random, yes in my heart hoping he would have a confirmation for me, and I was really astounded when I opened the Bible and the page it open to was Isaiah 9:1 –7 which is the passage that speaks about Jesus born of a virgin and being our eternal king. You’ll be amazed when you read these words. I couldn’t believe my eyes when this was the page that I had randomly opened Open for some confirmation. Coincidence?
The Righteous Reign of the Coming King
“But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation,
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.
For the yoke of their burden,
and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For all the boots of the tramping warriors
and all the garments rolled in blood
shall be burned as fuel for the fire.
For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His authority shall grow continually,
and there shall be endless peace
for the throne of David and his kingdom.
He will establish and uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time onwards and for evermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
I’ve returned to Israel for a two month “personal spiritual retreat” to make a new beginning with Jesus, – a fresh start for a new year – to permit Him to reorient my spiritual life which was suffering from some weariness and frustration caused all the intense events happening in the world and the busyness and distractions that arise from ordinary daily life with all its pressing duties and challenges which had resulted my not attending daily Holy mass as often and slacking off on other spiritual disciples, especially contemplative prayer.
I felt sure that I had understood the Holy Spirit’s call to begin this new apostolate – “The Battle Cry” to be used to share His Messages (the Lord’s “marching orders”) that He would speak and inspire to me to further prepare and encourage His faithful troops as the Great Battle for hearts, minds and souls presses forward in these very difficult and dangerous times for the Church and the World. Then, why isn’t our Commander-in-Chief speaking more to me, I wondered? I was anxious to write His orders, His battle plans, and as a good soldier to serve Him dutifully and faithfully. I thought I was adequately waiting on Him for His “word”. I have come to understand that we may think we are waiting on God, but this is not so; rather, He is always waiting on us! I was too restless, too scattered, to enter deeply into the prayer of quiet. How can a simple foot soldier hear the General’s Voice if she does not spend time with the King of kings remaining still and patiently and attentively listening to Him?
I was not being obedient to our Lord Jesus’ initial basic commands, which He spoke so clearly to me in February 2014 when He instructed me:
“My child, write what I tell you. I am here with you, guiding you. You will hear My Voice, Listen! I am preparing you for a great work. You must remain still. I will lead you. Follow Me! You will soon see certain doors open. I will lead you through them. Be patient until that time. Keep doing what you are doing.
The Tempter will come against you. Do not listen to him. Pay attention and listen to My Voice. I will speak clearly. You must listen to Me. You are being prepared for a mission. Do not doubt. Be faithful to Me. We will go forward together. Take My hand. Do not look back. The road ahead will be hard, but together, I will bring you through. Have no fear. I will be with you. Dangerous times are coming for My Church. The shepherd will be struck and the sheep will be scattered. I am preparing an army for battle. You are a soldier in my army. Stand ready to serve Me. Be brave and do not falter. You will lead many to victory. I am the Commander-in-Chief of a mighty army. This is a battle for hearts and minds. I am training your hands for war – a righteous war – the war of My Spirit. My Spirit will cover the earth like a mist, and hearts will be turned to Me… The time is soon. Be on your guard. Spend time with me that I may prepare you for My righteous war. I will give you My own strength and wisdom for the holy fight and we will be victorious. Come follow Me!”
At first I tried to ignore these feelings and busy myself with everything but contemplative prayer – the prayer of quiet. Finally, I accepted that I needed to start anew – to “Be still and know that (You) are God.” (Psalm 46:10) and so I came to Israel for a time of spiritual refreshment to “seek His Face”.
My heart says of You, “Seek His Face!” Your Face, Lord I will seek. (Psalm 27:8 NIV)
My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8 New Living Translation)
Not only was I allowing the Tempter to distract me with the busyness of everyday life, and the allure of the things of the world, from spending deep, quiet, quality time with Jesus, but as a result, Satan was effective in sowing seeds of doubt in my heart about the mission Jesus entrusted to me, “The Battle Cry” which is a call from the Lord to serve as one of His attentive watchmen of the “signs of the times” and to boldly blare out the “Bugle Call” – the CHARGE.
After arriving in Israel, my co-laborer in this apostolate, Marianne, and I arranged to meet with our spiritual director, Father Michael, a holy priest from Ireland, whom the Lord some years ago called to come to Jerusalem for “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
Over a long and delightful luncheon in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, we shared in fellowship what the Lord is doing in each of our lives and discussed the challenging and dangerous conditions in the Church and in the world. I did not reveal to Father Michael that I was suffering from some doubt and hesitation about the Lord’s Will and His plan for my life. Jesus had clearly offered me an opportunity to share in His love, tender compassion and care for His children by participating in His work to prepare, build -up and equip His royal army of the end times to face “the final confrontation between Christ and the Anti-Christ.”*
*In an address given during the 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia for the Bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (later to become the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II) spoke these prophetic words:
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation the world has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circles of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the Antichrist. This confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously.”
Jesus had called and invited me to be His mouthpiece in “The Battle Cry.” Lack of intimate time spent with Jesus in prayer was being used by the Enemy to cause me to doubt my calling and to hesitate in taking further action in my mission. Jesus scolded and rebuked His disciples in Mark 8:17-19 as being dense and dull. Was I, like the apostles, also being blind and foolish not to clearly see it? Or is it arrogance on my part not to trust Him? Or am I lacking sufficient faith to fully surrender?
“Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember…..?” (Mark 8:17-19)
When I returned home from Jerusalem that evening, I prayed to the Lord asking that He would increase my faith.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (Luke 17:5).
…I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief (Mark 9:24).
Father Michael sent an email to Marianne and me the next day thanking us for the time we spent together over lunch. He attached several links to various spiritual sites for us to profit from. A few days later, I opened one of the sites called “Behold I Come” which is written by a visionary in the US who allegedly hears messages from the Lord by locution. Father Michael offered this site for our discernment.
I opened the first post on the site, entitled: “A Word to Those Being Called Out of All They Have Known.”*
I was amazed to read this Word which the locutionist said had been spoken to her by our Lord. When I read them, I heard the Lord speaking through the Holy Spirit directly to my heart and mind reassuring me, strengthening me, increasing my faith and confirming to me my calling and mission and removing my doubts and fears which Satan had been instigating! I clearly and unequivocally heard the Voice of the Lord Jesus speaking His wisdom and understanding to my heart, satisfying all those needs which I described to you above. He fulfilled His own promise which He spoke in His Message to me of 2/2014, ….I will give you My own strength and wisdom for the holy fight and we will be victorious.”
*A WORD TO THOSE BEING CALLED OUT OF ALL THEY HAVE KNOWN
Daughter, it is I the Lamb of God slain before the foundation of the world come here to testify of My great love for you and for all My people.
I would speak this day to My called out ones, to those who know I have placed a calling upon their lives, but have been waiting upon Me to confirm them to act. The time is now.
What is the greatest desire of your heart? For it is I, your Creator who has placed this within you. Situations and circumstances in your lives have changed, for some of you very drastically. Relationships have been severed, employment has changed or ceased altogether, even places of dwelling have been removed from you.
Does My Word not speak of this? Take no thought for your life- what you shall eat or drink, or where you shall lay your head. I am come to send fire upon the earth, and not peace in the end days, but division. There shall be five in one house divided- three against two, two against three- father and son, mother and daughter. Many will be divided.
If a man comes to Me and hates not his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, He cannot be My disciple. You must lose your own lives to save them.
Lay down all else. Come to Me in full surrender. Trust and obey that My calling on your lives is to be your priority. Forsake all else to follow Me, for this is My great design. Believe in Me for the outcome, and pray daily and fervently for the increased level of faith decreed to you.
In many cases, you will have to leap out in this faith, for once My Spirit has stirred that which is My desire in you, it will be in this great leap of obedience that I will meet you there to give you the next step.
Pursue Me with everything you possess. You cannot afford to wait any longer, as time is no longer on your side. Much is transpiring at incredibly rapid speeds.
Step out with all authority, courage and boldness. Your lives are in My hands. Allow Me to position you into all that was ordained for you from the beginning.
Take My hand, I will lead the way. Do not delay.
I praised and thanked our gracious, patient and long-suffering Lord Jesus for His faithfulness to His servant – me! I am sure this Word is also for you! We must march together in unified ranks as loyal and courageous soldiers of His Kingdom!
After reading this Word I clicked onto an earlier blog post of this same locutionist. When I saw the title my heart skipped a beat! It was headed: The Battle Cry of My People. Below, I reprint the Message in full.
** It can be NO coincidence that the words: “THIS IS YOUR BATTLE CRY!” and “THESE ARE YOUR MARCHING ORDERS!” are the exact same words that the Holy Spirit inspired to me for my (rather, Jesus’ ) mission and specifically for the name of this, His website: “The Battle Cry;” even more, the Lord’s inspiration to me to call each of His Messages, “Marching Orders”!
Surely, the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
We are His watchmen, issuing the Lord’s bugle call, trumpeting His “Charge”, calling out in the wilderness to this broken, fallen, corrupt, immoral, violent and sinful world, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight paths for Him” (Mark 1:3, for surely, “you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night” (1stThessolonians 5:2).
Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn” (Mark13:35).
“What I say to you, I say to everyone: “Watch!” (Mark:13-37). “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen and you will be able to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
**BATTLE CRY OF MY PEOPLE
I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the Aleph and the Tav. There is no god besides Me. I am the God of all gods. I alone am Supreme. I am Creator of all things.
When this earth and all that is in it passes away, I AM. I hold the universe in My hands. I created the sun, the moon and the stars to sing praises to My name. I have set the earth upon its foundation, and upon it My feet do rest. At the sound of My voice, the seas roar and the heavens thunder. I am all consuming fire.
Is there any among you who will question what I have done or what I am about to do, for I alone am Sovereign. I am established on My Throne as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. My Kingdom is eternal. I have the power to raise kingdoms and to subdue them. Watch and see this that I am doing now. Trust in Me, your Father and feed on My faithfulness. I will never leave you or forsake you, and I will be your help in this time of great trouble. I will deliver you and save you because you trust in Me.
I am Jehovah Jireh, all you need. I am Jehovah Tzidkenu, your righteousness. I am Jehovah M’Kaddesh, He who sanctifies you. I am Jehovah Olam, the Everlasting One. I am El Elyon, the most high God. I am Jehovah Kavod, the Lord of glory and El Shaddai, God Almighty. I am Jehovah Magen your shield, and I gather you under My wings. You need never fear the terrors of the night nor the arrows that fly by day, for I am your Defender, your Shield and your Protector. No weapon formed against you shall prosper.
At the sound of My name,
EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, EVERY TONGUE CONFESS–
I AM THE GOD OF ALL GODS!
Let this be your victory song from this moment until forevermore. I who am in you am greater than he who is in this world. Arise My Beloveds; arise in My light and My love, My glory that transforms you, and let us dance the sweet harmony of hearts knit as one.
The manifestations of great evil in the physical will be powerful indeed, but nothing compares to the glory I am releasing in My chosen ones. All that is foretold to come about as in the days of Noah is upon you. Have I not said that mens’ hearts will fail them for fear of what they will see? Terrible creatures will be unleashed, twisted and grotesque beings who are the product of your adversary’s attempts to exalt himself above Me. I will use these beings who have come from the fallen ones to judge the wicked and the unrighteous.
My army stands ready for this final victory on the earth. Clothed in My robe, dipped in My blood, you are made holy and righteous, pure and undefiled, and you will lead many to Me, as the hordes of hell know their defeat.
The proclamation of who I am will be the cry from your lips, as all I have decreed is spoken forth by My called out ones. You will set the captives free from the tyranny of persecution and bondage that have ensnared My creation for so long. You will join voices with the redeemed of the earth and shout praises to My name as the King of Glory establishes dominion in this place. All the earth will be filled with My glory and you will not believe the wonders that you will behold, for their greatness will overshadow all things.
My Word is truth, and all I speak you will find in My Word, as I am the Word. Have I not told you that My Bride will see much? Do not doubt for a moment that I am coming for you, and that I am coming quickly. Keep your lamps filled always and your wicks trimmed diligently. The enemy would cause you to feel abandoned and alone, vulnerable and afraid, inefficient and unprepared. This has been his plan all along. Although no one knows the day or hour of My return, he knows that My army grows weary as this terrible darkness covers the lands. He has been watching and waiting for this time, as he fears the success of My people in this hour of victory and triumph, and he understands that his final hour is coming.
You, My remnant, are his greatest fear. He is terrified that you are raising My standard and shouting My victorious and glorious reign in this place, while he already hears the sound of the shofars blaring, declaring victory was won, not only at My cross, but from before the foundation of time.
So, I command you this day children- FEAR NOT- for behold I come in chariots of fire and on the winds of judgment. My angels stand poised at the four corners of the earth, as those who have suffered in the giving of their lives cry from beneath My altar, “How much longer Elohim until you avenge our blood?”
I tell you this, the time is ever short My people. Do not become weak now at this late hour. You can see the finish line on the horizon and it draws closer every moment.
Raise My banner and shout My proclamations from on high! Cry to all who have ears to hear and hearts wide open that the Lamb of God was slain to redeem all made in His image, and He now comes as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah to overturn all that is not holy as He is holy.
THIS IS YOUR BATTLE CRY!
THESE ARE YOUR MARCHING ORDERS!
Out of your bellies I am causing rivers of living water to flow, and all who drink will never again be thirsty, and all who come will know life everlasting forever and unto eternity. Proclaim to them! They will eat of My manna as I am the Bread of Life. They will be taught from the Tree of Life and they will be My people and I will be their God.
Your transformation comes, of this I assure you. I am using you now before this occurs, and I will use you even more powerfully once you have received your full infusion. It matters not the moment this occurs, as you are already seated with Me in Heavenly places. You wear My robe now. You have drunk the full dregs of My cup and My Heart has taken the place of yours. I have given you the keys to My Kingdom and you wear My Signet ring. You are cherished and you are loved; you are treasured.
You are Mine, and I am yours…
I wish for these My words through My daughter to fill you with a peace and a comfort that only I can give. Treasure them, these words, this wisdom, and this counsel. Write them upon the tablets of your hearts. Read them often, for My words speak truth and My words speak life. Hearken to the sound of My voice through this one, and I will lead you home.
THE HOLY ONE WHO IS FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING
The Holy Spirit moved me to share this message with you today on Christmas Day. For today, on Christmas Day, we celebrate the miraculous holy birth of our Lord and Savior as He appeared in His First Advent. As our Holy Father, Pope Francis beautifully and graciously prayed on December 18, 2015 in St Peter’s Square while in front of the Holy Crib and Christmas Tree:
“Lord Jesus, You did not come to earth (in Your First Advent) simply to make an appearance, but to share our existence, to fulfill our desires. You wanted, and You still want, to live with us and for us. You love our world, this world that You entered at Christmas. Your manger reminds us of this. In Your great mercy, You have come among us to remain with us forever. Let us pause in front of the manger, where the mercy of God became flesh, where the tenderness of God still speaks to us, where He will soften our eyes, and, above all, stir our hearts.
About two thousand years have passed since the “Word was made flesh and made His dwelling among amongst us (and His glory was seen), the glory of the One and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”. (John 1:14). Jesus promised that He would return again in His Second Advent.
Jesus told us,
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3).
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. (Matthew 25:13)”No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36.) You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.” (Luke 12:40)
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’”
But where is He? When is He coming? Why is Jesus taking so long? The world seems to be spinning out of control. It seems that things have never been so bad as they are today.
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)
Previous generations, considering the evil, immorality, and violence of their day, and hearing of wars and rumors of wars, and experiencing catastrophic upheavals of nature, thought that Jesus Christ would return in their lifetimes, but they were proven wrong for the Bible contains prophecies that could not have been fulfilled until this time of our generation – until our modern era. Shortly before His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus gave His major prophecy of end-time events, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. He was asked by His disciples: “When will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).
Jesus responded with a description of events that would lead up to His second coming. Moreover, He said that when these signs became evident, His return would occur within one generation (Matthew 24:34). Could ours be that generation?
Below I have excerpted some major sections from UCG and GraceThruFaith Websites which list some of the conditions that would need to be fulfilled before Jesus’s Second Advent. Some of these events have already taken place in our modern era and some are showing rapid signs of development in our times:
1. Mankind would have the ability to exterminate itself…Matthew 24:22
Describing world conditions prior to His second coming, Jesus said that “if that time of troubles were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God’s chosen it will be cut short”.
We have an assurance that Jesus Christ will intervene to save mankind from annihilation. This prophecy could not be fulfilled until man had the potential for self-extinction through weapons of mass destruction. Again, only in the last several decades has this become possible. Even Pope Francis stated recently that the world is now experiencing a “piecemeal World War III”.
2. Israel Will Be In The Land … Ezekiel 36:8-12, 37:21
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land.
A Jewish homeland would have to be reestablished in the Middle East. One hundred years ago this scenario was hard to imagine for the simple reason that no independent Jewish political entity existed in the Middle East.
3. Jerusalem Will Be In Jewish Hands… Luke 21:24
They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Jesus prophesied that the reunification of Jerusalem as a Jewish City would be a sign that Gentile influence over the Promised Land was coming to an end (Luke 21:24). Fulfillment of this prophecy began in 1967, when Jerusalem became an undivided Jewish city again, and scholars saw it as another major sign that the End of the Age had begun. The Bible tells us Jerusalem won’t really be free of Gentile “trampling” until the Lord returns. Daniel’s prophecy that Gentile Dominion will not end until the Lord establishes His kingdom (Daniel 2:36-45), Zechariah’s prophecy of half the city’s inhabitants going into exile just before the Lord’s return (Zech. 14:2), and John’s observation in Rev. 11:1-2 of the Gentiles trampling the outer court of the Temple during the Great Tribulation all confirm this. But even so, the fact that Jerusalem is back in Jewish hands is another evident sign.
4. The Ancient Roman Empire Will Re-Emerge As A Political Force… Rev 17:9-10
“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while.
5. The Gospel Will Be Preached In All The World…Matthew 24:14
“When this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come”
The Gospel message is the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom of God. This message could not be preached around the world without the Bible and freedom of religion. Both came gradually with the ascendancy of the English-speaking peoples from the 16th century until the present day. However, it was only with the technological advances of television and radio and other means of mass communication that it became possible to reach hundreds of millions with the message of the Bible. The gospel of the Kingdom of God will continue to be preached to all nations even though, as of yet, it has not been possible to reach all countries.
The former communist nations did not allow freedom of religion. China, with one quarter of the world’s people, still does not. Other nations suppress the preaching and publication of the Gospel. Many Islamic nations do not allow religious freedom. In some countries people risk the death penalty for conversion to Christ. The Internet is changing everything. It is much harder for governments to control. The Gospel message of the coming Kingdom of God is still going out to the world. It will finish when God has decided that His work is completed and the time is right for the final end-time events to take place.
6. Instant Worldwide Communications and God’s Final Witnesses…Revelation 11
Another end-time Bible prophecy could not be fulfilled until this modern era of instant worldwide communications due to technological advancements. In His major end-time prophecy of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, Jesus gave an outline of disasters that would occur on the world scene with increasing frequency and magnitude to the point where people would be shaken with fear (Luke 21:26).
Discerning an increase in the scale of these events and reacting to them requires knowing about them. At the time this prophecy was given, it could be many months or years before people heard about various disasters—and many they would never hear about at all, much less be able to put together the fact that catastrophes were on some kind of global increase. Only with the proliferation of high technology and mass communications did this become possible. The level of awareness and consequent fear in many that Christ speaks of requires availability of information made possible only since the development of today’s rapid electronic communications.
Only with the technological advances of the last few years has it become possible for the events in Revelation 11 to occur—for people around the world to see the fate of God’s final two witnesses. These two witnesses, reminiscent of other biblical prophets like Elijah and Elisha, will carry God’s final warning to the world in the final years leading up to Christ’s return.
“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days . . . When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified…. “Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 11:3, Revelation 11:7-10).
People around the globe will be able to see these witnesses’ dead bodies as they remain exposed in the streets of Jerusalem. This was not possible before satellite television, portable communications devices and the Internet. Again, only in the last few years has it become possible for this prophecy to be fulfilled. While it still lies in the future, only now it is clearly possible for this to take place.
7. The World Will Embrace A Single Religion… Rev 13:8
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast–all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.
.8. The World Will Accept A Single Government… Rev 13:3
The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.
When you look at the deteriorating shape of the world today, we can easily imagine conditions getting to a point where people will cry out for a leader who can bring order out of chaos. Whether the issue is increasing natural disasters, climate change, terrorism, the collapse of economies, war in the Middle East, or global revolutions developing into a Third World War, one solution many leaders agree on is the need for some form of coordinated world government. As fear and anxiety increase as stability is threatened and worsens by the day, people easily become convinced that their problems cannot be solved by human means alone so they look to the supernatural for answers. In this regard, Paul wrote:
The coming of the lawless one (Anti-Christ) will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing (2 Thessalonians 2 :9-10).
These are some, but not all, of the key prophesies Biblical scholars identify as those whose fulfillment will precede Christ’s Second Advent.
When I ponder whether we are that generation about whom Jesus speaks who will witness His second coming, I remain humble and call to mind those sublime words of the poet -theologian St Ephrem the Syrian (ca.306-373),
“(The Lord) has kept those things hidden so that we may keep watch, each of us thinking that He will come in our own day. If He had revealed the time of His coming, His coming would have lost its savor: it would no longer be an object of yearning for the nations and the age in which it will be revealed. He promised that He would come but did not say when He would come, and so all generations and ages await Him eagerly.”
Then, let us be like the humble and watchful shepherds of Bethlehem at Christ’s First Advent, ready to recognize and receive our glorious King when He comes again!
Maranatha! O Lord, come! The whole of Your creation groans in anticipation of that Day!
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”…”Surely I am coming quickly.” …. “Amen! Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” Maranatha! ( Rev. 22)
Recently, I have experienced a unique manifestation of the presence of the Holy Spirit as I pray the Our Father during Holy Mass. The power of His Presence is palpable and I experience His touch physically as well as spiritually. While praying The Lord’s Prayer during the Sacred Liturgy the Holy Spirit makes Himself felt in my body as a kind of inner tingling sensation and bodily weightiness whereby I feel as if the Divine Hand has been placed upon me. At these times, I experience great emotional joy knowing that the Lord is with me and in me.
During these moments the Holy Spirit blesses me with a great grace to spiritually comprehend and even, if it can be said, to “feel” the unity of the Body of Christ as we, the Church militant on earth pray the Lord’s Prayer together with the Church suffering, – the Holy Souls in Purgatory – and with the Church Victorious – all the Saints in Glory in Heaven. The Lord Jesus has been heightening my awareness of the petition He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” He gave me to understand that during the Our Father prayed during Holy Mass all of His Church, on earth, in purgatory and in heaven are crying out in unison to the Lord that He answer this prayer and bring it speedily to fulfillment so that Christ’s entire Body may live continuously in the Divine Will with its Head.
In these intimate spiritual moments with Jesus, as the congregation prays together, “Thy Kingdom come..” it is as if I “hear” the Lord emphasizing how imminent this Day is, and how our ardent and incessant prayers will hasten its glorious arrival! Just last night I received a confirmation from the Lord to share this urgent message with you, as I heard these seemingly random words spoken during a TV program: “Increase the battle tempo”! Instantaneously the Holy Spirit quickened in my spirit that I must understand these words as a “Word” from the Lord and that I should relate to you His desire that you pray even more fervently and unceasingly for the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, which is “near, at the very gates.”
“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.…
(Matthew 24: 32-34)
“We Have Entered A New Era” – Pope Francis
Yesterday I attended the Saturday Vigil Mass of the 33rd Sunday in ordinary time. As I listened to the scripture readings of Daniel 12: 1–3, and the Gospel of Mark 13:24-32 both of which speak about the end times with all its apocalyptic aspects of war, famine, distress, tribulation, natural disasters, moral decay and cosmic upheavals, I reflected on the awful and tragic events that occurred in Paris – the City of Light – just the day before.
I had watched the television news stations reporting hour by hour on Friday evening the horrific scenes of barbarous carnage perpetrated by terrorists who worship death and evil. For our Lord taught us:
“By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:16-20)
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Pope Francis condemned their acts as an “affront to human dignity” stating “such barbarity leaves us shocked and makes us wonder how the human heart can conceive and carry out such horrible events, which have shaken not only France but the entire world.”
As I was meditating on today’s scripture readings the Holy Spirit answered this question and gave me further insight as to the intense spiritual battle now taking place. In today’s Sunday Mass readings from the Gospel of Mark, Jesus tells us that, in the end times, “the powers in the heavens will be shaken”.
These words resonated within me as I considered these latest terror attacks in Paris and all of ISIS’s evil actions over the past two years. The Holy Spirit confirmed this revelation, when I was led this evening to an article which quotes the well-known Roman exorcist Father Gabrielle Amorth who stated that the Islamic state ” ISIS is Satan. Things first happen in the spiritual realm, then they are made concrete on this earth…there are only two spiritual realms: the Holy Spirit and the demonic spirit.” The 90-year-old exorcist said that the demonic enters “because evil is disguised in various ways: political, religious, cultural, and it has one source of inspiration: the devil.… Explaining that Satan “keeps saying that the world is in his power, and what he says is true. Biblically speaking we are in the last days, and the beast is working furiously.”
During these past two days since the horrific events in Paris on Friday night, I sought the Lord’s wisdom and I sensed the Holy Spirit revealing that we have reached an important turning point in these end times. The “inhuman” terrorist attacks, in the words of Pope Francis, are the latest in what the Holy Fathers has said – that the world is now experiencing a “piecemeal World War III”.
Tonight, the Lord drew me back again to holy mass for the last celebration of the 33rd Sunday in ordinary time at 6 PM where I heard the same Scriptures read for a second time. The Holy Spirit confirmed in my spirit Pope Francis’ remarkable prophetic words, “we have entered a new era”.
When I returned home from mass this evening I opened my computer and found a brief posting from another Catholic blogger, Charlie Johnston, and I was astounded to read his message which confirmed what the Holy Spirit had given me earlier. I would like to share a Charlie’s important and insightful message with you: