You can’t miss seeing the signs. These are some of the ones you might remember. (They are all in some of our past posts).
La Salette (1846)
“Several religious institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls…A great number of priests and members of religious orders will break away from the true religion. Among these people, there will even be bishops”
Pope Pius 1X:
“The church will suffer exceedingly. Her servants and her chieftain will be mocked, scourged, and martyred.”
“We are living in the days of the Apocalypse–the last days of our era…. The two great forces of the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of Antichrist are beginning to draw up the battle lines for the catastrophic contest.” (Flynn T & L. The Thunder of Justice. Maxkol Communications, Sterling, VA, 1993, p. 20)
“The False Prophet will have a religion without a cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit church. Christ’s Church [the Catholic Church] will be one. And the False Prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly, ecumenical, and global. It will be a loose federation of churches. And religions forming some type of global association. A world parliament of churches. It will be emptied of all divine content and will be the mystical body of the Antichrist.
“Mediocrity and compromise characterize the lives of many Christians. Many read the same novels as modern pagans, educate their children in the same godless way, listen to the same commentators who have no other standard than judging today by yesterday, and tomorrow by today, allow pagan practices such as divorce and remarriage to creep into the family;…. There is no apartness.”
“Every now and then in history the devil is given a long rope, for we must never forget that Our Lord said to Judas and his band: This is your hour. God has His day, but evil has its hour when the shepherd shall be struck and the sheep dispersed.”
“The world will be afflicted with wars, famine, the martyrdom of the good, persecution of the Church and the Holy Father, the annihilation of nations, and apostasy from the one true Faith.
“Then the Sign of the Cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Saviour were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time...”
“A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God.
“Many Cardinals, many Bishops, and many Priests are on the path of perdition and they take many souls with them. To the Eucharist, there is given less and less importance. “
“First, a World-Wide Warning that will happen in the sky…like the collision of two stars that do not fall down… it will frighten all humanity regardless of where one happens to be at the time… it will be a thousand times worse than earthquakes… like a fire that will not burn our flesh … it will last a very short time, although to us it will seem to be a very long time … no one can prevent it from happening … It will be recognized as coming from God… it will resemble a punishment … it is meant to be a purification…”
St. Padre Pio:
“My judgment shall come upon them suddenly and when least expected– not one shall escape My hands. But I shall protect the just. Watch the sun and moon and the stars, when they appear unduly disturbed and restless, know that the day is not far away.”
Fr. Gobbi (Marian Movement of Priests)
“I have announced to you many times that the end of the times and the coming of Jesus in glory is very near. Now, I want to help you understand the signs described in the Holy Scriptures, which indicate that his glorious return is now close.”
These signs are clearly indicated in the gospels, in the letters of Sts. Peter and Paul, and they are becoming a reality during these years.
The first sign is the spread of errors, which lead to the loss of faith and to apostasy. These errors are being propagated by false teachers, by renowned theologians who are no longer teaching the truths of the gospel, but pernicious heresies based on errors and on human reasoning. It is because of the teaching of these errors that the true faith is being lost and that the great apostasy is spreading everywhere. …”
Message # 383, May 22, 1988, Feast of the Pentecost
“Moreover, your days are marked by continual rumors of wars which are multiplying and are reaping, each day, innumerable victims. Conflicts and dissensions within countries are increasing; revolts and struggles between various peoples are propagating; bloody wars are continuing to extend themselves, notwithstanding all the efforts which are being made to attain peace”.
“This great apostasy is spreading more and more, even through the interior of the Catholic Church. Errors are being taught and spread about, while the fundamental truths of the faith, which the authentic Magisterium of the Church has always taught and energetically defended against any heretical deviation whatsoever, are being denied with impunity.
“The episcopates are maintaining a strange silence and are no longer reacting….”
Next post will be:
“Signs of the Times (Part 4) as foretold in the Book of Truth”
The tremendous fire which suddenly and unexpectedly engulfed and ravished The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is certainly a momentous historical event which can be read in many ways. It was witnessed, with grief, the world over and from the outset, the stark simple words, which came to me in a text message in the early hours of Tuesday morning, “Notre Dame, Paris is on fire!”, drew a sense of ominous foreboding. I do not pretend to know what this fire means exactly; it can and does mean so many things which many people have already eloquently expressed.
The great symbol of Christendom in the Western World fallen.
The sorrow and the grief is appropriate and it seems to me a sign, an ominous sign, of what is to come. In fact, before I wrote this, I prayed and sought the words of God to direct my actions and words and this is what I opened it on in my Bible:
The Prelude to the Prophecy
He said then,
“Do you know why I have come to you? It is to tell you what is written in the Book of Truth.” (Daniel 11: 20).
The first thing I noticed, simultaneous to the sense of foreboding (the burning church seemed like a death knell) was that it was the roof that was on fire; the roof and the spires.
They lit up the skyline; it couldn’t be missed. Despite investigations, they have not been able to find the cause, accidental or otherwise, or any act of arson, which caused this mysterious fire- which started in the roof. Now that the embers have died down, we know too, that it was mostly contained to the roof as most of the rest of the structure was stone; bell towers and Rose stained glass windows remain intact. Immediately, I was reminded yet again of the fairly recent events, occurring also on significant liturgical days, where other churches’ roofs spectacularly collapsed and the prophecy about this made in the Book of Truth:
“My child, many signs will be made known from the Heavens, upon the roofs of my Son’s Churches, when the final changes are made in the Liturgy of the Holy Mass. All those who keep their eyes open and their ears alert will witness the Anger of my Son in a way in which they cannot fail to notice.
My Son promised that He would make known His Anger when they, within His Church on Earth, crucify Him again by defiling His Body and Blood during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”
(Extract from message given Sept 23rd, 2013)
Is His Body and Blood being defiled during Masses? Well, it is when unrepentant sinners -in serious, mortal sin- are allowed, enabled, even boldly encouraged to approach the Table of The Lord unworthily and commit sacrilege. I don’t just mean those in invalid second marriages, homosexuals or sexually abusive priests but also abortion-supporting Catholics (including politicians) in serious schism with Church teachings and all who regularly and with full knowledge do not keep His Commands. How many priests are so accepting now that they participate in and/or condone these sins, facilitating sacrilege, betraying Our Lord and rendering His Sacrifice meaningless? For what need is there to be saved, what need for Jesus to suffer so cruelly and to die for our Salvation, when there is no longer the notion of sin? If we deny sin, we deny the need for Salvation and Christ’s Sacrifice becomes a pointless doctrine. We cannot repent when we do not recognize that which we have become and in actual fact, we cannot be saved. It makes a mockery of His Sacrifice present in the Holy Sacrament. And this defiling of the Table of the Lord, leads me to another point.
In at least two of the examples, the church roof completely destroyed the modern altar beyond recognition, while leaving in place the traditional high altar. The scene of destruction at Notre Dame bears an uncanny resemblance to the scene at the Church in Malta; with empty pews looking on the scene of destruction where formerly a modern Novus Ordo altar stood, now revealing the old high altar instead, in all its glory. Look at them side by side here;
The altar is, of course, where the consecration takes place; it exists solely to confect the Holy Eucharist; the Body and Blood of Our Lord. So when Jesus makes His anger known in this way, it is clearly linked to the desecration of His Body and Blood and defiling of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, when the altar is destroyed.
I would not yet say that many signs have been made known on the roofs of Catholic Churches, only that some have definitely been made. This is also appropriate to the prophecy, as many signs will be made known …when the final changes are made in the Liturgy of the Holy Mass. These changes have not yet occurred.
These signs then, which could be the prelude to the fulfilment of the entire prophecy, (similar to the sub-heading in my Bible), are the initial warnings, leading up to the time when the final changes are made in the Holy Liturgy, when these signs will be multiplied.
And in their own right, at the very least, these signs seem to be making known the anger of God’ Son– on the roofs of His Churches. The tremendous combustion of the roof and spires of Notre Dame is one such Church and- it cannot be denied– is a significant sign, given at the start of Holy Week, 2019.
Read about some of the other signs on the roofs of Catholic Churches which seem to be fulfilling this prophecy here:
(This post refers to our JtM Prayer group meetings on 28th Feb; and on the 7th March. This post is about our meeting and the actual messages read on 7th March, 2019. (See https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/03/09/jtm-crusade-prayer-meeting-on-thurs-7th-march-2019/ for the exact words of the readings.)
The themes seemed to be a continuation from our last Thursday Meeting on 28 Feb. (Last week’s we had already discussed: See: https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/03/08/the-modern-day-king-herod-and-the-thorn-in-his-side-cardinal-pell/ )
It seems that Jesus had an interesting sequence of messages planned for us and He is drawing attention to the season. Not just the literal season but our ‘season’ in Biblical History. He is drawing our attention to the signs of the times as He warns us in the Gospels:
“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near, so also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, right at the very gates.” (Matt. 24: 32-35)
Read all of Matthew Chapter 24 (see http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/24 ) and pray for understanding about the signs being provided.
So why do I say that Jesus was drawing attention to the parallel of the seasons? Between the Catholic Church, the world and His Word?
Several things are overlapping in the history of His Church, in her current season- which is one of mourning (for the extent of child abuse, for the killing and persecution of true brothers and sisters in Christ and for the abandonment of true Teaching focusing on God’s Word) as well as the literal season of Lent in the liturgical cycle; there are things happening to Christians everywhere, in the natural world as well as the political one which fulfill Biblical prophecy. In fact, as I write this on March 8th (the First Friday in Lent), we see the danger of the Abomination of Desolation being set up to be introduced into the Temple of God. More on that later.
This is how Our Lord is opening our eyes even further at our prayer group, through a sequence of readings on a particular day…
Firstly, last week’s reading was about John the Baptist. We used a different bible and a different person opened it- but again, this week, it was about John the Baptist; at the beginning of his ministry in the Gospel of Mark- just before the official start of Jesus’ public ministry.
The themes were fasting, turning from sin, evangelization… “Lent!” my mum observed, whose season started for us the day before (on Ash Wednesday). In actual fact, we finished the reading in Mark with Jesus in the desert for 40 days rejecting temptation- which is the exact reason- a direct connection to why we practice self-denial, turning from sin and renewal of our baptismal promises in Lent- which lasts 40 days. Because of this desert experience of Jesus and the exhortations of St. John. Furthermore, what does John the Baptist do, except prepare a way for The Lord?
Is this not what he exhorts us to do also, in relation to Christ’s Second Coming? In preparation for the Great Tribulation? Would not God warn us again? Through His prophets or through one specific prophet; especially if we were entering the times immediately preceding His Second Coming? Like a modern day John the Baptist? This is exactly what He has done through the Book of Truth – prophesied in Daniel to be revealed in these times.
The second and third readings at our Thursday prayer groups are always from this Book of Truth, which was given through one of God’s prophets: specifically to prepare His people (all of you) for His Second Coming and to lead us through the chastisements and Tribulation. God said He would send this (in Daniel); and that the Lamb of God (Jesus) would open the Seal and that He is the only One who can reveal the contents. So those of you who believe in the Second Coming, should have been expecting these prophecies to be revealed in these times.
Our second reading from the Book of Truth was about looking forward with hope – to a glorious future after all the terrible chastisements and the reign of the AC. It is like the hope of the Resurrection celebrated at Easter, at the end of Lent. The second resurrection is that of the dead, and the fulfillment of God’s Promise on earth (as it is in heaven.) There is no Easter without the Passion and the Cross, as we are undergoing now. I made that connection because mum drew the parallel to Lent.
The last reading was a prophecy which again, now, we see being fulfilled. The news that came in today was ringing of long prophesied future changes in the Mass. The Trojan – horse mechanism is that of the Youth Synod and the Plenary Council (in Australia), even Bishop Conferences in other countries. More about that in the next article – so the alarm can be sounded!
A final note:
If you have not read the Book of Truth, how do you expect to be prepared for Christ’s Second Coming? Do not reject God’s word through His prophets.
He has always sent them for a reason.