Saturday, 24 March 2012

Ida Peerdeman and the prophecies of Our Lady of All Nations




Another series of private revelations which conform to the order of end-time events I outline in my book Unveiling the Apocalypse, are those of Dutch seer Ida Peerdeman. Ida claimed to have received messages from the Virgin Mary under the title "Our Lady of All Nations" between the years 1945-1959. The devotion to Our Lady of All Nations was first officially approved by the Bishop of Haarlem, Henry Bomers in 1996, which was then reaffirmed by his successor Bishop Jozef Punt in 2002 (see here and here). Although this means that the apparitions of Our Lady of Nations are officially "Church Approved", we should take into consideration that it has still only met the first stage in being officially recognized by the Vatican, and that some sceptics within the Church still object to this initial bishopric level of approval (see Unity Publishing and Theotokos for example), and also that the messages are disliked by many Traditionalist Catholics for their apparent support for the fruits of the Second Vatican Council.
That being said, the messages of Our Lady of All Nations contains some strong parallels to the theories I forward in the book concerning the mega-tsunami threat posed by a volcanic collapse in the Canary Islands. They appear to forewarn of a massive flood affecting Europe, which will then lead to the outbreak of a devastating world war.



13th MESSAGE

December 7, 1947

The Cross

I see the Lady, and I hear, “Rome threatened!”
After that a big ‘4’ appears before me and around it a circle. Then that image vanishes and a Cross appears before me with four equal beams. A circle appears around that, too, and in the center of the Cross I read ‘I H S’. It is as if I would take this Cross up and I show it around me. Now I suddenly see crowds of people standing around us. They are looking at it, but many with aversion.

Waves over Europe

Then I see heavy, thick clouds appearing over Europe and under them huge waves engulfing Europe. Then I see the Lady standing in a glaring, bright light. She is dressed in white. She keeps her arms extended, and from her hands emanates a thick beam of rays. I have to hold up my hand and that beam of rays seems to come into my hand. I feel it aglow and tingling. The Lady smiles at me and points at that hand, while she nods in approval. I do not know what this means. Then the Lady’s face becomes drawn and she looks very sad. She points at those heavy clouds and waves, and she says,
“They will first have to perish by that flood, and only then ...”
and then I see those words written down. After‘only then’, I see many dots, as if something is to follow which must remain hidden.
Then the Lady’s face brightens, and I see the water evaporate as steam. For a moment the sun seems to break through. Again the Lady points out the earth to me, and I notice that everything has cleared up. And now I see lots of bones of human beings scattered over the ground, parts of skulls, arms and legs. It is a horrible sight. I hear the Lady say,
“This is the perdition. But go and work, work ...”Righteousness, love of neighbor, justice…
Then she points upwards and says, “Read.”
Then I see letters appear and I read,‘Righteousness’. After that I feel a terrible pain in my hand; it feels as heavy as lead. Then I hear the Lady say, “Just read on”,and I see in large letters before me, ‘Love of Neighbor’. I see dripping icicles appearing all over it. Then I hear that voice saying, “Read on!” But when I want to read, I cannot read anything, because of the flames playing around the letters. For a moment the flames clear away and I read ‘Justice’.

A soldiers’ cemetery

After this the Lady points and I see a soldiers’cemetery with countless rows of white crosses. I see them fall over, one after the other––all falling backwards. Once again the Lady points and I see new white crosses appearing. As far as my eyes can reach, they are rising out of the ground. Then I hear the Lady say, “This is the message I bring today.”
After this I see her slowly disappear in the light. I feel a great emptiness around me, and it is as if everything on earth looks dreary. (See the complete prophecies of Our Lady of All Nations here).


The above prophecy by Ida Peerdeman contains some elements with close similarities to those of Bl. Elizabeth Canori-Mora and Marie Julie Jahenny, which we have already delved into on some recent posts. Like that of Bl. Elizabeth, Ida's prophecy opens with a threat posed towards Rome, with a slight difference being that the former explicitly mentions that the threat is aimed towards the papacy, while the former is more vague in this respect. So again, it seems that the chastisement is in some way related to (or at the very least follows) the death of the future martyr-pope.

The opening of this prophecy is highly reminiscent of a portion of Bl. Elizabeth's prophecy concerning the Second Pentecost, and it is worth comparing the two side-by-side below:

I see the Lady, and I hear, “Rome threatened!”
After that a big ‘4’ appears before me and around it a circle. Then that image vanishes and a Cross appears before me with four equal beams. A circle appears around that, too, and in the center of the Cross I read ‘I H S’. (Ida Peerdeman)

On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 1820, she saw Saint Peter descending from heaven, robed in papal vestments and surrounded by a legion of angels. With his crosier he drew a great cross over the face of the earth, separating it into four quadrants. In each of these quadrants, he then brought forth a tree, sprouting with new life. Each tree was in the shape of a cross and enveloped in magnificent light. All the good laity and religious fled for protection underneath these trees and were spared from the tremendous chastisement. “Woe! Woe to those unobservant religious who despise their Holy Rules. They will all perish in the terrible chastisement together with all who give themselves to debauchery and follow the false maxims of their deplorable contemporary philosophy!
(Bl. Elizabeth)

So enigmatically, it seems that the death of the martyr-pope, the Second Pentecost, and the coming chastisement are all interconnected.
The letters IHS that Ida sees in the midst of the Cross of course refers to the Christogram bearing the first three letters of Jesus' name in the Greek alphabet - iota, eta and sigma (the "H" shape in the Greek alphabet is actually the capitalisation of the letter eta - which is sounded as an "e").
Then after the threat presented towards Rome, Ida sees clouds forming over Europe, which is then engulfed by massive tidal waves. It is almost certain that this is one and the same event seen by other seers as chiefly affecting America. But here the focus is on its effects on the homeland of the visionary - Europe, and more specifically the Netherlands, which coincidently, would be one of the countries worst affected in Europe as a result of the future collapse of Cumbre Vieja. One of the original authors of the mega-tsunami hypothesis, Dr Simon Ward, outlined the effect this disaster will have on the Europe during an interview with the Daily Express:

Europe would be protected from the fiercest force by the position of the other Canary Islands, but the tsunami would still bring 33ft waves to Lisbon and La Coruña within three hours.

After six hours it would reach Britain, where waves up to 40 ft high would hit southwest England at 500 miles per hour, travel a mile inland and obliterate almost everything in its path. Even Britain's more sheltered shores, in the North Sea and Irish Sea, will be struck by smaller but still significant swells, causing widespread flooding in major coastal cities.

"We need better models to see what the precise effects on Britain will be." Dr. Day said. However, it is likely that London could suffer sever inundation as the Thames Barrier's ability to cope with such a dramatic rise in water levels exceeds its design specifications.

"The Thames estuary is already subject to major tidal surges," says Dr. Day, "and the Mega Tsunami could raise water levels by as much as 20 feet, with the surge travelling up the river at some 200 miles per hour." Devastation along both banks of the Thames would be huge, with many parts of the City and areas along both the north and south banks of the river as far as Putney Bridge and beyond experiencing severe damage. The effects on the London underground are hard to imagine, but the entire network would become flooded and the consequent loss of life would be immense."

Indeed, parts of London would be uninhabitable for perhaps months and the cost of repairing and rebuilding the damage would be astronomical. Imagine, if you will, what effects such a massive inundation would have on some of our major public buildings near the Thames; The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Canary Wharf, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, and the South Bank are only a few of the many London landmarks that would be severely damaged, as indeed would the entire City of London. (See the full article here).

It the Cumbre Vieja mega-tsunami could cause sea surges which would even affect London, then it would have a far worse effect on the Netherlands (the homeland of Ida Peerdeman) - a large portion of which lies below sea level.




Indeed, many other parts of Western Europe (such as Denmark and parts of France and Germany) have land areas below or close to sea level, making these locations extremely susceptible to large tsunami events.
If we turn back to these particular prophecies of Our Lady of All Nations, we find that again, they finish with a vision of a huge graveyard as the result of a future war:

After this the Lady points and I see a soldiers’cemetery with countless rows of white crosses. I see them fall over, one after the other––all falling backwards. Once again the Lady points and I see new white crosses appearing. As far as my eyes can reach, they are rising out of the ground.

This closely echoes the visions of Marie Julie Jahenny in the aftermath of the huge flood she foreseen:
"The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will spread over the continent... "The Earth will become like a vast cemetery. The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground."
So yet again we have a prophecy of a massive flood followed by a devastating war, which closely parallels the hypothesis I present in the book - i.e. that the battle of Armageddon follows the political turmoil left in the wake of the Cumbre Vieja mega-tsunami.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another fine commentary.

Anne said...

An awesome post. I was left numb, sad and grieved by it, In my heart I know that it will happen, theres no denying any aspect of what you have written. It exposes to what extent we have offended God and turned away from His laws, one nation after another, to chase after our revolting/obsessive idols and secular hollow lifestyles. I just feel so very sorry for the Good Lord.

I can see now that the destruction of ancient buildings no matter how refined or beautiful mean nothing to God, saving souls even at the eleventh hour matter more to Him, even if it means sending us such tragedy and learning the hard way (again and again).

The time has come now that we must implore The Good Lord for Mercy and forgiveness and pray with All our hearts in every prayer that we utter.

Thank you Emmett for this post.

Jamey said...

Anne,

I find the corruption of the young particularly sad. One woman I worked with, her son aged about 9 started coming home from school and wanted to know about God. She said to him "God doesnt exist mate". He is a shy well mannered kid. Hopefully the good Lord will have mercy on him if he doesnt exactly live the straight and narrow path as he probably didn't have much chance.

Last week I had a funny one, I asked a friend to stop blaspheming and he got angry - he said we Christians are too serious. He then proceeded to tell me that we are God and that there is no God external to ourselves who is a personal being. It is as though every heresy that ever existed has come back in full force in this age. As St Pius X said "Modernism is the synthesis of all heresies."

St Pius X pray for us!

Evangelisation is very difficult nowadays due to the horrid child abuse scandals that swept the church and also in my opinion the sterilisation of the Mass that occurred post V2.

Maryrose said...

Emmett,
I have been following your posts which I find really interesting. Recently you addressed the topic of the two witnesess. Could the 2 witnesess be the Catholic Church and the Jewish. Some end time writers are expecting Elijah and also John the Evangilist is mentioned. Is it possible that Elijah represents the jews and John The Evangilist the Catholics?

Anne said...

Jamie, I agree with what you are saying. The Good Lord only wants us to do what we are able and not the impossible, he will give us the appropriate graces to fulfill the mission of evangelisation, this is what we are each called to do, in season and out of season. Let us look on our dear Friends the Saints who have gone before us and have understood how merciful God is. Somehow trivial -petty things in my life don't seem to matter anymore, society is changing rapidly in London/UK and the stakes are high. I think only when our Lord sees that we have reached the point of no return then all of the above in the post will start to take effect. We have time for now to do good to everyone, to ask pardon and to fervantly raise our hearts and minds to heaven at every opportunity. One Priest said to me once, by fasting and prayer you are literally throwing a spiritual nuclear grenade for good into the society/world. I like that, so I continue on that path...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Mary Rose,

The Book of Revelation has many different layers of interpretation, each of which I believe are legitimate in their own right (preterism, historicism, idealism and futurism). The Two Witnesses could certainly represent Judaism and Catholicism on a idealist level, with the reference to them lying dead in the streets symbolising the Great Apostasy, and their restoration to life being equated with the Second Pentecost.
On the preterist level they are based on Zerubbabel and Joshua the High Priest in Zech 4, and are styled after Elijah (who restored Israel from apostasy in the 8th century B.C) and Moses/Enoch. Elijah represents the books of the prophets in the Old Testament, while Moses represents the Law/Torah/Pentateuch, and it was Moses and Elijah who appeared to Jesus during the Transfiguration. For the Christians of the 1st century, these two figures would have represented Ss. Peter and Paul, who were put to death by the Emperor Nero - the original beast of Revelation.
But of course ultimately the Two Witnesses represent two actual Christian leaders at the end-time, which I argue in the book should be equated with the Angelic Pope or Marytr Pope, and the Great Monarch of Catholic prophecy - who are foretold to renovate the Church from a state of apostasy at the end-time, just as Elijah brought the people of Israel back to worship the One True God.
The figure of Elijah is therefore primarily symbolic, and should be thought of as a role rather than as an actual reincarnation or physical reappearance of this Old Testament prophet. The New Testament explicitly identifies John the Baptist with Elijah, who prepares the way for the coming of the Lord, but it also states that he came in the "spirit and power of Elijah" (Luke 1:17) rather than being a reincarnation of him. Belief in reincarnation is strictly contrary to the central tenets of Christianity.
Some prophecy teachers therefore suggest that the Two Witnesses will be actual physical reappearances of Elijah and Enoch, since the Bible appears to suggest that these two figures were translated bodily into heaven. But I think this is taking the text too literally, and as previously mentioned the Gospels explicitly state that the office of Elijah is a role of a restorer figure - much like the attributes of the Angelic Pope and Great Monarch.
I think some prophecy teachers have suggested St John the Evangelist as one of the Two Witnesses because of Jesus' statement about the Beloved Disciple in John's Gospel: “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?”
This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
(John 21:22-24)
But I think this curious statement of Jesus should be interpreted as meaning that the Beloved Disciple would live a long life before Jesus would appear to him again during his exile at Patmos, and directly dictate to him the Book of Revelation:
"When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades".
(Rev 1:17-18)

Jamey said...

Anne, thank you for your inspiring words and prayers I will pray for you, and your nephews and nieces. I am glad you fast, it is something I find very difficult and seldom put into practise.

Sr Josefa Menendez whose visions/revelations where held in high esteem by Pope Pius XII asked Jesus why she didn't see conversion in those whom she was praying for. She was told by the Lord that she wouldn't necessarily see the fruits of her prayers in this life as he saves many souls at the last moment of their lives. For those who are prayed for but aren't saved (I suspect due to final impenitence), those prayers console his sacred heart.

Will said...

Hey Emmett,

Regarding the Elijah/Enoch, bodily assumed into heaven, etc. We don't actually know if they were assumed into the Beatific Vision or placed in another part of eternity since the Crucifixion had yet to occur at their moment in history. But what I wanted to ask is what you make of the revelations of St. Anne Catherine Emmerich regarding Elijah on the Mountain of the Prophet, waiting by a lake with a chariot nearby that is overgrown with plants, reading and burning all the books of prophecy ever written. If this is true then he actually could come back without any type of resurrection. However, if the two witnesses do die and are resurrected with the Breath of the Holy Spirit in order to be yet another sign of witness before being assumed into heaven, that would be awesome. And if everyone in the world watches them die then it stands to reason that mass communication will still be available in the apocalyptic era.

Anne said...

Emmett,
I have a question, if I may, do we know what the timescale is for the mega-tsunami? Will it be once Rome is attacked? Are we then to see this as a sign that the earth/elements will be shaken? I remember reading somewhere that at Fatima Our Blessed Lady said at one point that 'God will send a sign to the world'... that the war was about to begin, I think.
What signs should we be looking out for? Also, are there any prophecies that we could interpret that we can reverse these catastrophies that we are delt with in some way even small, that maybe the Good Lord can relent? (as at Niniveh).
Apologies if the questions are a bit of a long shot.

Do you have plans to write any further books? I am still reading you masterpiece (albeit, really slowly as I don't want to miss a thing).

Many thanks,

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Will,

Church tradition teaches that the righteous dead who preceded Christ were placed in Abraham's bosom (generally considered to be a place of imperfect happiness after death) or the "limbo of the fathers" until Christ's descent into hell after His death at the Crucifixion, during which He led the imprisoned captives into the Beatfic Vision at the moment of His Resurrection. See the Cathechism of the Catholic Church 632ff.
It is to this abode (a lesser form of heaven) that Elijah would have been translated. The Hebrew word for heaven used in 2Kings concerning Elijah's ascension is shamayim which can be translated as either "heaven" or "sky", so theologically speaking, there is a lot of room for interpretation here.
But as I mentioned earlier, I believe that the Elijah who is to come to "turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers" (Mal 4:6) will come in the "spirit and power" of Elijah, in the same manner as St. John the Baptist, rather than as an actual reappearance of the Old Testament prophet, sent back to earth from heaven. This latter possibility is a little too fantasic for my liking - what would he do when he gets back? Learn to drive perhaps? Or buy a home in Beverly Hills and go on Oprah?:) It sounds too much like the plot of a silly Hollywood movie like "California Man" (I think it was called "Encino Man" in the States) or "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure":) But I admit that it is still a valid school of thought on this subject - just not one I adhere to.
I think the many parallels between the prophecies of the Elijah to come and the Angelic Pope/Martyr Pope or Great Monarch suggests that he should be identified with one of these figures.
Also I think that the Two Witnesses being restored to life should perhaps be understood figuratively, perhaps symbolising the coming of the Second Pentecost and the General Resurrection of the dead after the final defeat of the unholy trinity.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Anne,

It's very difficult to put a timescale on these events. I think the Second Pentecost and final triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will follow the martyrdom of the pope foreseen in the Third Secret et al. So if the chastisement/mega-tsunami is related to an attack on the Church (as is suggested in some of the private revelations we have looked at recently), and this was the attack in focus, then the chastisement would be delayed for a while after to allow the Second Pentecost to draw in the fruits of its harvest. It may be that the attack on the Church these prophecies refer to concerns the predictions of the exile of a future pope from Rome by the Antichrist, which I believe should be distinguished from the prophecies of the martyr-pope. If this is the case then it would be many years in the future. Personally, I think these events will transpire during the course of our current generation - but then that is what every generation of Christians have thought... and it is not for us to know seasons and times (Acts 1:7).
I think the next sign we are due to see is the martyrdom of a pope, followed by a spiritual renewal. Then after that the other signs mentioned by various seers as a "cross in the sky", which could be the "sign of the Son of Man" spoken of in the Gospels, which is related to the Second Coming. I believe that the Second Coming of Christ will be similar to the apparitions of Our Lady at Zeitoun, only much greater in scope, and will be in combination with the eschatological earthquake centred on Jerusalem. It will perhaps be a very short time after this that the "great mountain, burning with fire" will be thrown into the sea, causing the "minor chastisement" and downfall of America. The Antichrist, already ruling over a powerful country somewhere at this stage, will then use this political vacuum to seize power over other countries, creating political tensions that will eventually lead to the battle of Armageddon, centred on an invasion of Israel by the surrounding Arab states.
If the words of Pope John Paul II at Fulda are correct, then this disaster can no longer be averted, only mitigated through the only remedy ever mentioned in these repects - the Rosary.
I'm planning on writing a few more follow-up books - once I get round to it that is! I'm pretty busy right now...

Will said...

Hey Emmett,

Sorry to sound stubborn here ;) and while I fully agree with Abraham's Bosom and the teaching of the Church and St. Aquinas four levels of purgatory/hell, I think more specifically I was just going by St. Anne Catherine Emmerich's revelations. Since you use some of them in your book as to the releasing of Satan I just wanted your opinion on her vision of Elijah. She also descended in spirit with Jesus as He and Gabriel and another angel descended into Abraham's Bosom to release the souls of the righteous, so having been shown both she continued to believe that Elijah was on a "mountain" somewhere, possibly a dimension of eternity where time didn't take the same effect. I know that sounds extremely out of this world and possibly like a movie :) but how can we just pick and choose out of her revelations? If we believe to be true what she saw concering the release of Satan, then mustn't we also believe her vision of Elijah? A vision which would conform to the belief that the real Elijah could come back to earth as one of the Two Witnesses.

Anne said...

Thank you Emmett.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Will,

Sorry for taking so long to respond - I'm busy now at the moment with what I feel is an important discovery. But I have a good answer to this which I will comment on here shortly.

Will said...

No worries

Justin said...

I could see the flood being one of two things. A physical flood, as you are supposing, or the deluge. The deluge seems more likely to me as Fatima speaks of the deluge of impurity, or flood of impurities. We are seeing this right now. It is also possible that the 'martyr pope' was Blessed John Paul II, as this is consistent with Fatima also.

Justin said...

I could see the flood being one of two things. A physical flood, as you are supposing, or the deluge. The deluge seems more likely to me as Fatima speaks of the deluge of impurity, or flood of impurities. We are seeing this right now. It is also possible that the 'martyr pope' was Blessed John Paul II, as this is consistent with Fatima also.

Anonymous said...

All I Know is We have a Merciful God Divine Mercy and the Power of Our Holy Rosary - Faith the size of a Mustard seed can make mountains flat - On your Knees and pray with Faith a Merciful God with Our Holy Mother as our intercessor - We can ease or even stop Chastisements though Prayer and Fasting and Remember According to The Holy Bible we know the Out Come We have already won - Just Pray for ALL souls and Peace

Anonymous said...

We all know from the news the many and terrible disasters which have happened in the past and present which will become the past..There is forgotten the prayer line which reads in the bible 'World without end' We all live and die in many diverse ways God of the Jews and Jesus only ask that while we live to remember the existence of the soul he has given us. I do not believe all the disasters in the world are brought as punishment for sins of the dead and the living and most certainly not by Jesus and the saints, rather I believe without the constant aid and help of man (and there are many who do give a lot to their faith] the world is very different to when the Revelations were written. Are all the faithful a waste of time on earth?