The Bishop of Rome will meet with Lutherans in Sweden soon, to continue his “Reformation” working to achieve the results from within the Church that Luther achieved from the outside. For fifty years now, the modernists have been eroding the dogma and practice of the faith; and now as death beckons the Danneels/Bergoglio/Kasper triumvirate, there is an urgency to complete their task. Luther will be honored even as Christ the King is shunted aside in His own Church.
Each day, readers tell me of the distress and confusion they feel. “When will God help us?” “How far will this go?” Let’s take a few moments and see what our first Pope told us about these times. We shall see that St. Peter himself found it necessary to return to an even earlier prophesy in order to prepare us for just this time.
On Pentecost, when St. Peter, our first Pope, preached to the men of Jerusalem,
” … This is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass, in the last days, (saith the Lord,) I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And upon My servants indeed, and upon My handmaids will I pour out in those days of My spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will shew wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath: blood and fire, and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest day of the Lord come. (Acts 2, 16-20)
Now the passage from Joel to which St. Peter referred was from Chapter 2:
Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in My holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand, A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of clouds and whirlwinds: a numerous and strong people as the morning spread upon the mountains: the like to it hath not been from the beginning, … At their presence the earth hath trembled, the heavens are moved: the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining. … for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible: and who can stand it?
Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to Me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. … Blow the trumpet in Sion, sanctify a fast … Gather together the people, sanctify the church, assemble the ancients, gather together the little ones, … Between the porch and the altar the priests the Lord’s ministers shall weep, and shall say: Spare, O Lord, spare Thy people: and give not Thy inheritance to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them. … And the Lord answered and said to His people: … I will no more make you a reproach among the nations. And I will remove far off from you the northern enemy: and I will drive him into a land unpassable, and desert, … and his stench shall ascend, and his rottenness shall go up, because he hath done proudly.
Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice: for the Lord hath done great things. … And you, O children of Sion, rejoice, and be joyful in the Lord your God: because He hath given you a teacher of justice, and He will make the early and the latter rain to come down to you as in the beginning. … And you shall eat in plenty, and shall be filled: and you shall praise the name of the Lord your God, … and My people shall not be confounded for ever.
And it shall come to pass after this, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy: your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Moreover upon my servants and handmaids in those days I will pour forth my spirit. And I will shew wonders in heaven; and in earth, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood: before the great and dreadful day of the Lord doth come. And it shall come to pass, that every one that shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved: for in mount Sion, and in Jerusalem shall be salvation, as the Lord hath said, and in the residue (remnant) whom the Lord shall call.”
This passage from Joel foretells the time when the dreadful beast of the Apostasy shall bring about the culmination of the chastisement. It is also foretold in St. Hildegard’s vision which we discussed in our previous post, “The Figure of a Woman”. That is to say, it refers to the chastisement, when the Church shall be saved and the beast of the apostasy will be driven from the Church. This respite will be the period of peace promised by Our Lady of Fatima.
What is notable is that, in this initial discourse, our first Pope cites a passage from the prophet Joel which foreshadows what is revealed in Chapter 6 of the Apocalypse:
“And I saw, when he had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair and the whole moon became as blood. And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casteth its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind. And the heaven departed as a book folded up; and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains;
“And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?”
And so we see that from the very beginnings of the Church, our true Vicars of Christ offer us warnings and promises of comfort for just these days. Indeed, the wind is fierce and the waves beat upon the Barque of Peter, and we feel as though we shall be swamped; however, He comforts us in our weak and feckless natures,
“And I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Paraclete, that He may abide with you forever. The Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, nor knoweth Him: but you shall know Him; because He shall abide with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.” (John 14, 16-18)
And so, for thousands of years, the Holy Ghost has promised us that the evil that threatens us now will be cast from the Church, and at Fatima, we were told how this will happen. We are children of Mary, after all, and she sustains us in all trials with her Rosary. The same rosary that is spurned by the modernists! St Maximilian Kolbe reminds us, “… in order that the soul might not lose hope out of fear of God’s justice … God sends the personification of His love, the spouse of the spirit of maternal love, the Immaculata, who is all-beautiful, spotless, and yet a daughter of man, a sister of human beings. He entrusts to her the administration of His mercy with respect to souls. … Our heavenly Father, so as not to punish us, gives us a spiritual Mother whose intercession He cannot resist.” (Quoted in “Who Are You, O Immaculata?”, by Father Karl Stehlin, Angelus Press)
There should be nothing to disturb us, as this has all been foretold long, long ago, and we know to Whom belongs the victory!
Please, pray the Rosary and confound satan and all who serve him!
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come; Viva Cristo Rey!
† St. Joseph, terror of demons, protect our families, protect our priests.
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, King!
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!
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