Monday, 17 October 2016

October 13: Fatima and the Martyrdom of St. Peter



Marianna Bartold has recently posted an excellent article on her blog Keeping it Catholic, which has some rather striking parallels with some of the conclusions I forward in the new edition of Unveiling the Apocalypse: concerning how the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul under the Emperor Nero foreshadows that of the Two Witnesses under the Antichrist.

“And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.” —2 Peter 1:19.

October 13, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the startling Miracle of the Sun (the “day star” of Holy Scripture) in Fatima, Portugal. October 13 also appears to be the true date of St. Peter’s martyrdom in Rome, occurring on the 10th anniversary of the tyrant Nero’s ascent to the imperial throne—Nero, one of the most infamous, historical figure-types of anti-Christ, “the son of perdition.”[1] Since there are no coincidences in God’s designs, did this discovery reveal anything more about the Miracle or the still-hidden Third Secret Message of Fatima? (Read the rest here).

64 comments:

Rachmaninov said...

And of course as Cardinal Ratzinger confirmed to Bishop Hnilica that the third secret vision relates to the persecution "until the end of the world", we can see that in a sense the Lord grants a vision that brings the history of the papacy full circle. The "digging" of experts like Emmett and Margherita Guarducci lead us to further understand that Fatima does truly concern the last days of the world, and that what once faced the first pope will be faced by the last.
Jason, my prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and St. Michael protect you

Mark W said...

Just curious, Emmett, but do you own a cell phone with internet access?

:)

Russ said...

I was just thinking the same thing last night. Should I toss my phone?

Mark W said...

The thing is, Russ, I'm not sure I buy into entirely yet.

I've finished that part of the book, so I've seen Emmett's argument in favor. It is a really long stretch to say that an ancient Hebrew language would - over time - develop a method of using those particular letters to equate to the numeral 6; and then several thousand years later in a language that is almost entirely unrelated would develop WWW as a means of accessing the web. All this does seem like rather long odds against it happening accidentally. Add to this the fact that the most cogent argument against it is, as Mark L said in another post, the simple fact that it's a stretch.

Mark L makes a very valid point - it is a stretch - it stretches credulity and sounds outlandish when you stop and think about it. But the counterbalance to that are the odds against it happening in the first place, and in this Emmett has an equally valid point. As of right this very moment, I can't reconcile the idea.

I can't do without my phone right now because of work (a statement which supports Emmett's view, I must admit). So I'm not willing to ditch my phone just yet. But I may look into the idea of doing away with the internet options on my phone. I don't really need them if I can still get texts and e-mail.

One other thing that occurred to me today. How much of this thinking that Emmett's idea is a stretch or outlandish is our own prejudiced view for being modern people used to technology doing good things?

Emmett O'Regan said...

I will respond to this when I have the time Mark W. You raise some important points...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Emmett for the reference of Keeping it Catholic. Maybe St. Malachy's description, 'Peter of Rome' for our Pope Francis links the the last Pope of the third Fatima secret with the first Pope in his martyrdom. I think this carries more weight than any other suggestion about Bergoglio's family lineage.
Michael G

Russ said...

Mark W.,

In Emmett's last blog post he attributes the lake of fire seen by the Fatima children as the same fire described in Revelation:

"And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of
its name
.” (Rev 14:9-11)

Mentioned particularly is the suffering of the worshipers of the beast and its image. Let's think about this. If one is to suffer the torments of hell, one must commit a mortal sin. In this case we're speaking of the willful act of idolatry. One would be hard pressed to claim that the use of a smartphone is an act of idolatry; although, it's a great spiritual distraction when used improperly, and does lead many to mortal sin through gossip, pornography, etc. But it's not intrinsically evil.

If I let my imagination run wild, I can construct what I think is an example scenario that fits the criteria of an image used for idolatry (this is purely speculative): Let's imagine that the Beast is a world government that has taken over local and national police forces due to "violence, racism, and corruption," neutralized national militaries in favor a global military force under the name of a "peace treaty," and established a socialist economy after several failed trade agreements and an "economic collapse," completely self-contrived by exceeding the capacity to withstand the growing national debts all over the world. Now, let's say this global government makes you take an oath of citizenship. As a symbol of your citizenship, you receive a "mark" or some sort of identification card or chip that makes you a citizen of this new global government. This "mark" allows you to participate in commerce, have access to health care, to own property or a business, etc. - everything you've ever needed. I tend to think the orchestrators and leaders of this new government will be secret worshipers of Satan; and continued citizenship in this government will eventually evolve to require worship of Satan and his leaders, renunciation of Christianity, and participation in the outright persecution and extermination of Christians throughout the world.

At this point, I would say this constructed scenario qualifies as idolatrous and intrinsically evil. Again, the description above is just a thought experiment and my own pre-conceived notion. I think Emmett has some really good points on the subject, and I'll have to reread this portion of the book. What I think I'm missing in my own understanding is how the smartphone is idolatrous; I'm guessing that I missed or forgot a big portion of Emmett's argument and would benefit from some clarification. Thanks, Emmett.

Mark W said...

Hi Russ,

That makes a certain amount of sense, so thanks for the thought experiment.

I'm not really certain that the item needs to be idolatrous in and of itself, and therefore need not be intrinsically evil in and of itself. It could easily be a mechanism that leads to something intrinsically evil or enables something intrinsically evil. In that sense, the item itself could be just about anything - a cell phone, a chip under the skin, a boot, whatever.

And I doubt you'd need to get to a true world government to make this work. Several larger governments could effectively do the same thing, so a one world government wouldn't be necessary. It could easily work like Orwell's 1984, where there are only a handful of governments that maintain perpetual war and fear to control the population.

People will do a great many things out of fear that they ordinarily won't do. Look at how many civil liberties we American's have given up since 9/11.

Anonymous said...

Marianna Bartold's blog post is highly interesting...especially her reference to the great revolt in three parts: 1517, 1717, and 1917. It's the pattern of those dates that I find captivating. They're precisely 200 years apart, and each one occurs in the *17th year of its century*! (It's been pointed out that the Miracle of the Sun occurred on the precise date of the infamous October Revolution.) It leads me to speculate whether we might be looking at 2117 as the next "revolt," which I posit may well be the rise of the Antichrist.

We don't know when World War III will break out, or how long it will last, but we do know it is coming. (The recent recall of all Russian officials suggests that it might be very soon.) Mother Marianna de Jesus Torres of the OL of Quito visions (aka OL of Good Success) states that the triumph of Our Lady will happen after the greatest war that history has ever known, in an era when "there will be almost no virgin souls" in the world. (Think the current era of promiscuity.) I suspect that it will be after this war that the second Pentecost of which Emmett speaks will occur. The peace will be short (from various sources I've read, it's been estimated to be about 30 years) before sin again rises. So far as I know, we have no indication of how long this period of recurrent sin will be, before the Antichrist is revealed. So extrapolating the next stage of the "great revolt" to be in 2117, IMHO, is not unreasonable.

- JMC

Mark W said...

JMC - I agree that 2117 has a certain logic to it, and you're correct that it's not unreasonable. But there are a lot of reasons to think 2017 is more important. From the astronomical signs starting next month that coincide with the close of the Year of Mercy, to the anniversaries you mention, to St. Faustina's prophecies on the door of mercy - everything, to me, seems to be aiming much nearer.

Who knows. I may be right. You may be right. Or they could be talking about this in 3017. But I'm willing to wager that the time is very near - within a few decades.

"Like the Kings of France" ends in 2029. My guess is something between now and then - at least, the beginning of it.

Mark W said...

Hey Emmett - have you ever written anything about ALOIS IRLMAIER. I've tried to search the site, but the search button doesn't seem to be working for me just now. With all the talk of war, I'm beginning to wonder if Irlmaier isn't becoming more relevant.

By the way, folks - it seems that we threatened to bomb Syrian army positions a few days ago. Russia has said that this would be seen as an attack on Russia itself. And Google Operation Anaconda and have a look at the NATO forced moving through Poland toward the east. Then there's the South China Sea.

Wars, and rumors of wars...

Russ said...

Mark W.,

You're right about only needing a group of nations as opposed to all. When I mentioned global governance, I was thinking of several countries with aspirations of total dominance and the ability to influence and strong arm smaller countries mostly via trade agreements and political pressure; other stronger countries would be resistent and such resistance would invoke a necessary conflict.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Mark W - I need a phone for work myself. Almost everyone does. I'm not saying that anyone who uses a smartphone right now has freely accepted the mark of the Beast, and that we should all immediately ditch our phones. This would be preposterous. What I am saying, in a nutshell, is that we need to look no further than this technology to understand what this prophecy relates to. When we look to its original inspiration, it was undoubtedly based on the Jewish practice of wearing phylacteries - which was an outward expression of one's faith worn externally on the body in the form of a box containing pieces of Scripture. Like circumcision, wearing phylacteries was an external "boundary marking device" (James Dunn), which set the Jewish people apart from the gentiles in a way that was fully visible for all to see. A visible sign of devotion to God. The mark of the Beast is the exact opposite of this, and is a visible sign of the rejection of God and acceptance of the Antichrist, worn like phylacteries for all to see. Not invisible microchip implants.
What I'm doing is presenting the case for the prosecution in that the best fit for an example of a modern day "anti-phylactery" is the advent of smartphone technology, as bizarre as that might seem. I know myself how crazy this sounds on the outset, but once we dig deeper into the original meaning of this prophecy, there appears to no other candidates for even coming remotely close to resembling a phylactery which is not only the future of modern electronic commerce, but also once that will operate entirely over the worldwide web, which has the numerical equivalent of 6-6-6. For now though, this technology is still in its infancy, and many aspects of this prophecy is still to take place in the future during the reign of the Antichrist. What I am presenting is merely a Sola Scriptura argument that even I still cannot be fully sure of myself. We still have a failsafe in the teachings of the Magisterium, which is the only authority which can properly define this. We are not Protestants, left to interpret Scripture for ourselves. It is only once such technology is condemned by the Church that we will be forced to reject it, and until then, there is sufficient room for doubt and the inculpability that accompanies such a scenario. The major element of this prophecy is that it involves the outward rejection of Christ in full knowledge, and this can only be done once the Church has formally defined exactly what the mark of the Beast is, in whatever form it may take, compelling us to make a black or white decision.

Robin said...

Thank you for the link to Marianna Bartold's blog post. I found the connection between the martyrdom of St. Peter and Fatima remarkable. With God there are no coincidences! Something jumped out at me while I was reading the post and I am wondering if you think there is any connection. As you know, lightening stuck the Vatican twice on the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes in 2013 when Pope Benedict resigned. It struck again on the Feast of the Holy Rosary this October 7th. If you count the days from the first lightening strikes to the 3rd one, it has been 3 years, 7 months, and 26 days. One day short of 27, but on the Marian feast the day before. We are now almost to the end of the "Year of Mercy” (before judgement, comes mercy). The 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun is less than a year away and Russia still has not been consecrated in the specific manner Our Lady requested. We already appear to be fighting a proxy war with Russia in Syria, and all indications are that things are ramping up for WW3. Perhaps I'm reading too much into this, but I don't believe these lightening strikes and their timing are insignificant. Your thoughts?”

Emmett O'Regan said...

I haven't heard of Alois Irlmaier before Mark W. I generally avoid reading anything to do with unapproved apparitions nowadays, but still have a slight interest in some good cases. Have you anything specific in mind?
Those lightning strikes do appear significant Robin. Things are definitely ramping up as far as Russia is concerned as well. I think we still have some time left before Armageddon though.

Mark L said...


In my view, that which is most vital and what gets lost in the dubious speculations about technologies role in the mark of the beast is that which even the unbelievers are beginning to be alarmed about: the complete collapse of the interior life as our attention, our ability to properly perceive and meditate, becomes eroded by the internet. And we can't seem to help ourselves, can't seem to stop it. For myself, the details of how the period is put onto the end of the sentence matter less than the middle game. But I think different people are called to be a prophetic voice to different areas.

Exhibit A: A review in Thursday's Wall Street Journal of a book entitled "The Attention Merchants." It is short and worth your time, but as a teaser I'll provide the first sentence and one half, then share the link.

> A hallmark of our hyper-connected age is that while our ability to concentrate is at a scary low, the machinery constructed to seize our attention has gone nuclear. Every day we willingly tumble into rabbit holes of triviality

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clicking-our-way-to-the-grave-1476916500

Even those who recognize the problem, having become destroyed by it and tried to recover, have found themselves fiendishly caught back up in its snares. Exhibit B: "I Used to Be a Human Being"

http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-technology-almost-killed-me.html


What happens as this continues to play out is anyone's guess. But with the collapse of our contemplative faculty perhaps those prophetic words of Christ lose a bit of their mystery: "When the Son of Man returns will he find faith on earth?"

Mark L.

Anonymous said...

Mark W,

I have read some of Irmaier's predictions. Can't imagine there's anything against the faith- he being a devout Catholic. He seems to dwell on Russia and her lightning blitz of Europe, conquering it in three days.

sam




Muv said...

Emmet, on the subject of lightning and Fatima, I have taken the liberty of copying and pasting (and editing for clarity) an observation I made a couple of years ago under one of your posts:-

Look at the top photo here...
http://strangesounds.org/2014/01/lightning-strikes-and-damages-iconic-jesus-statue-in-rio-de-janeiro.html
... in particular at the lines made by the two flashes of lightning which come down at either side of the head of the statue.
Now get out your atlas and open it at the page showing Portugal. Tilt the page slightly, putting North at about 1 o'clock. The lightning has drawn a fairly accurate map of Portugal, with the head of the statue on the South Coast near Faro.
The head is more or less at a place called Luz (light).
All that squiggly business a third of the way up the Atlantic coast is the area of Fatima.

Mark W said...

Mark L,

Have you seen this?

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/10/nobel-prize-literature-long-last-awarded-complete-idiot/

Mark W

Mark W said...

Emmett & Sam - Irlmaier's prophecy about a Blitz type attack on Europe by Russia is what I was thinking of. He does, however, go in for the literal Three Days of Darkness, so I'm not entirely convinced that he's legitimate. But even with that, some prophecies have interesting elements regardless of the overall truth behind them.

Mark W said...

"I think we still have some time left before Armageddon though."

This is an interesting statement on a couple of different levels, Emmett.

First off, the whole idea of time, relative to the Apocalypse of St. John, seems to be a bit difficult to pin down. It doesn't account for 60 seconds equalling a minute, 60 minutes an hour, 24 hours a day, etc. Time, in the Bible and especially in The Apocalypse, is a very fluid element - more like quick silver than steel. So, to say we "still have some time" might be a rather difficult thing to pin down.

Another element is the question of the Battle of Armageddon. In the temporal sense, a set-piece battle is usually one army arrayed against another, duking it out, over a matter of days or a few weeks at most. Emmett - can you safely say, with all your research - that we are not already engaged in that battle? Perhaps the opening skirmishes, advanced guard, what have you, but it seems to me that a temporal sense of the Battle of Armageddon might do us an injustice. I don't have a sense of this myself, really, so it's more of a question just now rather than a statement. It just strikes me that we might already be there, and not even realize it.

Anonymous said...

to Robin @ 21 October 2016 at 03:55
did you take into account the leap year extra day in your calculation?

Anonymous said...

"I think we still have some time left before Armageddon though."

We sure do, but not much time left before the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. Emmett doesn't believe in such a thing but that's his error, it's right here upon us: 2017. Yeah yah, per Emmett that makes me a "millenarianist", lol, I'll take our Lady's word over Emmet's.
Pray the rosary, do penance.

Ziad S said...

Dear Emmett and others,

since in September 23 2017 we have the planet Virgo and 12 stars surrounding it, as well as Jupiter is in the womb of Virgo and the moon is under Virgo's feet. like in revelation 12. but what we didn't speak about it here is the 3rd verse of revelation 12 when John talks about the red dragon that wants to devour the women's child. can this be an other red planet hitting Jupiter and dragging the third of the skies stars to earth.

this was just a thought that i wanted to share with u guys.

i know that Emmett tries to focus on approved revelation, so i was wondering is there any kind of approved revelation concerning this?

Regards,

Mark W said...

Ziad S - I know what you're referring to, and you're correct.

20 November 2016 - Jupiter enters the "womb" of Virgo. This is the same day that the Year of Mercy ends. The resulting astronomical process will take 9.5 months and end on...

23 September 2017. Culmination of Jupiter's transit. Jupiter actually crosses the line between Spica and zeta-Virgo on the 9th of September, and the 23rd is seen as the exiting of the "birth canal". On this day, the moon is at Virgo's feet, the sun is behind Virgo's head, and Virgo is crowned with 12 stars (9 stars of Leo + 3 planets).

Revelation 12 is thereby fulfilled. And this only 20 days before the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Nothing like this is hinted at in approved prophecy Ziad. But Patrick Archbold wrote an excellent commentary on this exact subject for The Remnant: http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2127-apocalypse-now-another-great-sign-rises-in-the-heavens

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous of 24 October at 17:17, regarding Robin's observation. Including the 7th October 2016 and this leap year's extra day, it is 1335 days or three years, seven months and twenty seven days since 11th February 2013, our Lady of Lourdes feast day.
Michael G

Anonymous said...

I too, at this very moment, am looking at this in amazement.

It is 1335 days from Feb 11, 2013 (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and the St. Peter's lightening strike) to the Oct 7, 2016 lightening strike, inclusive. And as the article from Marianna Bartold says, it was ‘three years, seven months and 27 days’ [or 1335 days] after the apostle’s [St. Peter's] death' that Nero, who had Peter crucified, died. He supposedly had St. Peter killed on Oct 13, 64 A.D. And there are 1335 days between the lightening strikes on St PETER'S.

Oct 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of course, formally known as the feast of Our Lady of Victory, victory meaning triumph. Our Lady of Fatima is also known as Our Lady of the Rosary, and it is there that she spoke of the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart. Oct 13, the day of Peter's death, is also the day of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.

I don't believe in coincidences, especially when it comes to these things. I am pondering this, as 1335 days is mentioned in Daniel. Daniel speaks of 1260, 1290, and 1335 days regarding the end times. Revelation speaks of the 'two witnesses' in regard to 1260 days.

Any ideas from anyone on this?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-21421810

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint.php?n=617

God bless you,
Greg J. Cring

Anonymous said...

I recently came across this video that I would like to share here. I found it rather fascinating; I came across it BEFORE all the recent talk of WW III with Russia. Amazingly, this secular 15 year old Jewish boy, who has no training in a Yeshiva, after a 15 minute Near Death Experience, spouts Catholic doctrine -faith and works (acts of kindness), purgatory or atoning for transgressions before entering heaven etc, although he does not know that (nor, most likely, do the others in the room know it).

He also speaks of an upcoming war and the redemption of Israel when the Messiah appears to save Israel during the war (of Gog and Magog), and he even identifies who is Gog.

Take it for what it's worth; I found it quite convincing. Again, I watched this BEFORE all the recent WW III talk, so as all the war talk happened over the past month, I noted the news in amazement, feeling what the boy described months ago was, or is, close to taking place. But maybe we have more time - the boy said if many repent, the Messiah's coming would still happen, but in an easier way for mankind - perhaps an allusion to the Triumph?. Who knows.

It is long...the war talk is at about 27:34 into it, with the discussion for a few moments about the Messiah. His description of the Messiah might sound confusing but it does align with Jesus (Yeshua), but, as one observer said, if the boy said the Messiah was Yeshua, the Jews present that day most likely would have stopped filming and said he was speaking nonsense, and the message from the boy - to repent for the coming of Messiah is near - would not get out to the Jewish people.

Again, who knows if this is legit, from God, from Satan, from the boy, but here it is for your own discernment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_a5v2dbdBk

God bless,
Greg J Cring

Mark W said...

As to the lightning strike on October 7th...

Did it actually happen?

If you Google, "Lightning Strike St. Peter's", you get no hits for October 7th, 2016. You get hits for February, 2013.

If you Google, "Lightning Strike St. Peter's October 7, 2016", then you get a bunch of stories that all refer back to an aleteia.org story. But if you look at that, all the pictures are from February, 2013, not from this year.

I don't see a single citation by a news source - an actual NEWS source - for the 2016 lightning strike. But there are several for the 2013 strike.

What articles there are come from blogs, not news cites. The only potential exception is the free republic.com site, but that also links back to aleteia.org.

This really looks like a hoax to me.

Anonymous said...

That's a good question. The author of the article is apparently Diane Montagna, listed as Rome correspondent for Aleteia’s English edition. So one would think she knows it happened from first hand sources there. Or perhaps she got taken in by someone?

I don't pay for a LexisNexis news article archive database so I cannot search that, which I would think would be definitive.

God bless.
Greg J Cring

Emmett O'Regan said...

If it is legit Greg, then these 1,335 days between the lightning strikes could possibly signify in some way that the death of the Antichrist will take place 3 and half years after the martyrdom of the pope seen in the Third Secret, as further confirmation that this vision concerns the final persecution of Christians and the "times, time and half a time"...

Mark W said...

I did find a past-date weather summary on Weather Underground. They did report that Rome had a quarter of an inch of rain and reported thunderstorms at the airport at one point. But no mention of lightning strikes.

Mark W said...

https://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/europe/index.php?bo_page=archive&bo_map=0&lang=en&bo_year=2016&bo_month=10&bo_day=07&bo_hour_from=0&bo_hour_range=6#bo_arch_strikes_maps_form

It's confirmed that there was lightning in Italy on October 7. It looks like a storm system blew through the area in the early hours of the morning of the 7th and night of the 6th.

Still seems odd that there's no media coverage, and that they'd use old photos.

Robin said...

Anonymous said: "Including the 7th October 2016 and this leap year's extra day, it is 1335 days or three years, seven months and twenty seven days since 11th February 2013, our Lady of Lourdes feast day." Wow! So it is exactly 1335 days! I hadn't taken into consideration the leap year's extra day. Thank you for noticing that! To those who were questioning the 3rd lightening strike, I discovered an earlier blog post by Marianna Bartold that discussing that most recent strike. The reason the previous photo has been used in some articles is because the photographer who caught the iconic image of the first lightening strike did so by accident. He obviously didn't have his camera set up on the morning of the 7th. Here is a link to Marianna's post about the 3rd lightening strike. http://keepingitcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/10/third-lightning-strike-of-st-peters.html

Anonymous said...


the apocalypse for dummies

trumph is elected
before he is seated in jan something happens and there is no transfer of power
two in office o and trumph in power?
false flag --- terror in wash- congress-- causes marshal law declaration
an escalation in Syria to warrant saudi wishes
china disposes of American dollar
world -America-is in civil war mode

Anonymous said...


Hacked Emails Confirm NATO Push To Provoke, Escalate Conflict With Russia


hide your sons and daughters because these bastards will sacrifice them all in the name of globalism!!

Anonymous said...

CHARLIE JOHNSON 2008
If, next January, Barack Obama peacefully hands over the reins of power to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, I will declare myself unreliable and go away. But it will not happen that way, for God has appointed that this be a sign to you to fortify you to trust Him and choose the ordinary way to follow Him through the most frightening year for the globe in history. I appeal to you to quit trying to flatter yourself that you have figured out how God is going to accomplish this, for that way leads to destruction. Trust Him and follow Him whatever happens.
I have told you true.y Charlie Johnston

Lately I have gotten all sorts of notes and comments that begin, “You say there will be no election…” I have been explaining all year that there could be an election, but it would not ultimately matter.

What I was told in the Spring of 2008 was that Barack Obama would win that year’s election, that he would not finish his full term, and that the next stable national leader would not come from the political system. I understand why people would figure that meant there would be no election this year. It is the most obvious scenario, but it is not the only scenario in which it would fit. There could be an election in which things explode after the election, but before an inauguration. In another scenario, President Obama could assume emergency powers and extend his term indefinitely, in which case it would end abruptly with the coup that would inevitably follow. There are a few other exotic scenarios, but it is not important to list them. The key is that many folks have zeroed into the most likely scenario as being the only possible scenario. Specific messages are not given so that you know the mind of God, but to alert you to watch and wait – that when you see events that match with the message given – whether in the way you expect or in an unexpected way – to see the spiritual reality behind those temporal events. It is a mile marker on God’s unfolding plan, not a roadmap.

Anonymous said...

“Consecration, in general, is an act by which a thing is separated from a common and profane to a sacred use, or by which a person or thing is dedicated to the service and worship of God by prayers, rites, and ceremonies.”

At Fatima, God said He wanted Russia consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, thereby converting the country for a sacred purpose. And what purpose, one asks?

At Medjugorje, the conclusion of Fatima, God said through Our Lady, with respect to Russia, "It is the people where God will be most glorified. The West has made civilization progress, but without God, as if they were their own creators."

Russia has been consecrated, so Russia has been set aside for a sacred purpose.

Meanwhile, the West, led by the US, is facilitating the spread to the nations a form of governance diametrically opposed to the Gospel. For example, aid to many third world nations if contingent on their re-formulating their laws to allow reproductive rights and care for women, including abortion. Thus the West, under the leadership of the US, has become the proponent of anti-Gospel, which is anti_Christ.

St. JPII alerted us to this when he spoke the now famous prophetic quote:
"We are NOW standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle 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. The 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." [emphasis mine]


So let's put it together.

Christian Russia fell in 1917; it became the tool of anti-Christ and spread the message of atheism, war and murder around the world. Held at bay by the West under the leadership of the US, which was then the instrument of God, it reached the pinnacle of evil when it tried to kill the Pope, who was threatening its existence with his support of the Polish people crushed under the yoke of the Communist/atheist/antiChristian Polish governmental power granted to that government by Russia. This act, the assassination attempt, prompted the Pope to perform the Consecration, which in a way "exorcised" Russia from the antiChrist and set it aside for a sacred use by God. Our Lady’s request was fulfilled and Russia—the fount of so much evil in the 20th Century—became set apart and was made sacred by its consecration to the Mother of God. However, Jesus warned Sr. Lucia they would make the consecration, but late: “They did not wish to heed My request! ... Like the King of France, they will repent of it, and they will do it, but it will be late. Russia will already have spread its errors in the world ...”

Those errors spread to the West, and now we see the fruits - the infected and very powerful West, under US leadership, spreading anti-Christian ways of life around the world, thus pushing us into what St. JPII said was the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced.

What this means, it seems, is that the pendulum has now swung the other way. In the 20th century the Christian West led by the US kept anti-Christian Russia from conquering the world. Now, the infected West is close to spreading its anti-Christian ways to the world, but it is being held in check by one last mighty Christian bastion: consecrated Russia.

Continued below....

Anonymous said...

...continued from above

American Thinker writes:
"For those of us who grew up in America being told that the godless communist atheists in Russia were our enemies, the idea that America might give up on God and Christianity while Russia embraces religion might once have been difficult to accept. But by 2015, the everyday signs in America show a growing contempt for Christianity, under the first president whose very claims of being a Christian are questionable. The exact opposite trend is happening for Russia and its leaders—a return to Christian roots."

But the enemy - the anti-Christ - will not go quietly. It has toppled governments in the Arab regions of the world, and orchestrated a coup in Ukraine to install a Western (antiChristian)-leaning leader, and is cajoling the Eastern Europeans nations to join NATO and the EU under the promise of security and wealth. This is being done to circumscribe Christian Russia, like a pack of wolves surrounding its isolated, wounded prey before moving in to "kill" it. Conditioned over the past century by experience to view Russia as the evil empire and the West as the force for Good, the powerful evil forces that have taken up residence in the West control its media, so the people of the West have few voices to alert them to what is actually happening.

Thus Putin, in his frustration tries to warn us in the West, since our media is in the hands of the western forces of antichrist. The Russian president met with foreign journalists at the conclusion of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17th, and he left none of those journalists in doubt that the world is headed down a course which could lead to nuclear war.

Putin completely lost patience with the journalists, berating them for lazily helping to accelerate a nuclear confrontation by repeating US propaganda. He virtually pleaded with the western media, for the sake of the world, to change their line:
"We know year by year what's going to happen, and they know that we know. It's only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it, and spread it to the citizens of your countries. You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger - this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on. I don't know how to get through to you anymore."

Anonymous said...

...continued from above

And in his speech before the UN, Putin explained in detail what is happening now in the world:
"We also remember certain episodes from the history of the Soviet Union. Social experiments for export, attempts to push for changes within other countries based on ideological preferences, often led to tragic consequences and to degradation rather than progress.
It seemed, however, that far from learning from others' mistakes, everyone just keeps repeating them, and so the EXPORT OF REVOLUTIONS, THIS TIME OF SO_CALLED DEMOCRATIC ones, continues...But how did it actually turn out? Rather than bringing about reforms, an aggressive foreign interference has resulted in a brazen destruction of national institutions and the lifestyle itself. Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster. Nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life.
I cannot help asking those who have caused the situation, do you realize now what you've done? But I am afraid no one is going to answer that. Indeed, policies based on self-conceit and belief in one's exceptionality and impunity have never been abandoned.

It is now obvious that the power vacuum created in some countries of the Middle East and North Africa through the emergence of anarchy areas, which immediately started to be filled with extremists and terrorists.

Tens of thousands of militants are fighting under the banners of the so-called Islamic State. Its ranks include former Iraqi servicemen who were thrown out into the street after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Many recruits also come from Libya, a country whose statehood was destroyed as a result of a gross violation of the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973. And now, the ranks of radicals are being joined by the members of the so-called moderate Syrian opposition supported by the Western countries."


http://allnewspipeline.com/Putin_Rips_Obama_NATO_West.php

http://www.mysticpost.com/2016/10/russia-the-west-and-unprecedented-tensions-is-the-great-prophecy-unfolding-visionary-i-do-see-indications-that-the-events-are-already-in-motion/


In short, as unpalatable as it is to swallow for us in the West, the West has become the power of antiChrist.

God bless you,
Greg J Cring

Mark W said...

Greg,

Emmett goes so far as to call the U.S. the Whore of Babylon in his new book. I'm still reading that chapter, so I haven't gotten through his arguments just yet. But yeah, like it or not, you're on the right track.

I'm at a loss as to what to do about it, which strikes me as being a somewhat important question. I don't have the money to leave. As the old saying goes - If voting mattered, they wouldn't let you do it - so I don't have a great deal of faith in the electoral process. And the option of just sitting back and hanging on for the ride seems...dubious, as plans go.

Mark

Anonymous said...


it's not just the usa. it's all the people/org/ that MUST keep the us dollar as the world's trade standard or all their power is gone.
And that's what all this fighting is about.
saddam was going to use gold to trade for oil---dead
Gadaffi was going to use gold to trade for oil---dead
russia was going to be part of the dollar in the G8--- realized what soros was doing and the got attacked with sactions etc from usa and nato

WE ARE GOING TO SEE-IN 2017----------the end of the the dollar and all hell will be released -

as per Our Lady's warning 100 years ago

the stars are pointing to around sept in 2017

Mark L said...


"We are NOW standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation ..."

It's astonishing how often these words are attributed to John Paul II: by authors, priests and others, when there is seemingly zero evidence for them. That's the false authority of the internet for you - or the laziness of what passes for some modern scholarship.

The Eucharistic Congress speech is here in full, and the Pope's words are not there:
http://www.ewtn.com/library/Doctrine/EUCHCONG.HTM

The closest thing we know about what was said according to what I can find, is in the comment section of this article talking about it:
https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/john-paul-ii-said-what-now

In a similar vein, the quote by Pope Benedict about "may the time leading up to the 100th anniversary of Fatima bring the events about" or some such thing. Although he did say that, what is never mentioned is the follow-up: he was asked at a later time if he was prophesying a fulfillment and he said, to paraphrase, "I'm much too rational to think there will be a dramatic world event between now and then which brings it to fulfillment. I was rather speaking generally about the need for conversion, the general Fatima message.." Something like that.

But these quotes are rolled out time and time again, and have exploded all over the internet.

Mark L.

Anonymous said...

Mark L.

Before he was pope jpii, he uttered those words.

http://www.catholic.org/news/national/story.php?id=57376

In an address given during that 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia for the bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla spoke some words which I believe were prophetic:

"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle 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. The 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."

https://www.ewtn.com/library/SCRIPTUR/FLFIRE.TXT

And, shortly
before becoming Pope, Karol Cardinal Wojtyla seemed to indicate the same
thing when he stated:

"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical
confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that
wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the
Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the
confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of
the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."[26]

Yes, he did say "final" confrontation!

sam

Rachmaninov said...

Mark L,
Have you read my book "Heralds of the Second Coming"?
In there all the quotes of the popes are fully footnoted. If you read John Paul II's "the Ways of Denial" from his meditations from Lent 1976 given to Pope Paul VI, you understand exactly why he knew we were living in the final stages of the world. He explained that satan's temptation given to Adam and Eve: "you will be like God" now has the historical era that will allow its full expression to be revealed. He went on to speculate if we have reached "the final lap", quoting St Paul talking about the coming of the Antichrist.
Stephen Walford

Anonymous said...

In short, as unpalatable as it is to swallow, the West has become the power of antiChrist.

As hard as it is to say, it seems the US leadership has morphed into Gog, and the US-led nations and their peoples, Magog.

"When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison.
He will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. They invaded the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the holy ones and the beloved city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them." Rev 20:7-9

This dovetails with what that Jewish boy said in the video covering his near death experience (NDE) a little while back - the present US/Western leadership is Gog.
He said WW III had begun, but we didn't realize it yet. (The Pope also said it has begun.) He said soon it would break out into a shooting war, north of Israel, and after that massive war,
the forces would turn on Jerusalem, and then the Messiah would come.

The boy had his NDE on the first day of Sukkot - September 28, 2015 - from what I recall from the video, and also the final blood mooon of the tetrad series.
Some speculate the war began then, and we see that Russia began its Syrian intervention in September of that year, sending troops and aircraft and supplies, to the consternation of the West. The US directly, immediately intervened, leaning on Bulgaria to deny overflight rights to Russian military cargo planes headed for Syria. Some of the articles of that time:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-08/bulgaria-denies-russian-planes-permission-to-pass-to-syria-iebdwdwj

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-09-10/russia-s-syrian-air-base-has-u-s-scrambling-for-a-plan

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-idUSKCN0R50QV20150906

But the Syrian theatre is a later phase of the war, which actually began with the Western orchestrated coup in Ukraine, followed by Russia's defensive reactions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/30/russia-ukraine-war-kiev-conflict

https://www.rt.com/news/233439-us-meddling-ukraine-crisis/

https://www.rt.com/news/nuland-phone-chat-ukraine-927/

The Ukrainian US-orchestrated coup began on February 18, 2014.

Interestingly, this 1334 days, inclusive, before October 13, 2017.

"Blessed are they who have patience and persevere for the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days." Daniel 12:12

That would be the day after the 100th anniversary of Fatima's Miracle of the Sun, which might be the Triumph of OUr Lady's Immaculate Heart. (At any rate, Charlie speaks of a late-2017 "rescue" - the same thing possibly as the Triumph.) So it could mean blessed are they who make it (who survive in those times of war) to the Triumph.

The US election is a factor in this, just not sure how it plays out but we will find out soon enough! HIllary was the head of the State Dept which orchestrated the Ukrainian coup, of course with full knowledge of Obama. (Trump speaks of peace with Russia.) From wikileaks, it appears there have been crimes - at least obstruction of justice which is a crime - by Hillary and perhaps Obama regarding the email server. The FBI most likely has incrimminating evidence in Huma's email. So:
1) if Trump wins, rather than go to jail or have a destroyed legacy, Obama might take military action regarding Russia/Syria before January 20.
2) if Hillary wins, she already wants to continue to pursue the Syrian no-fly policy which will lead to a military clash between US and Russia/Syria.

The time for all of this is short (no later than Jan 20), so we will soon know how it plays out soon enough. Of course, this is all speculative, and so maybe nothing at all happens. But at least we don't have long to wait.

All should confess and go through the Holy Door of Mercy before it closes on Nov 20!

God bless,
Greg J Cring

Anonymous said...

I have heard the denial that the pope actually said that now famous quote. BUT, there was an article that thoroughly researched that issue and concluded that the Pope did say it. Since I don't remember all the details perhaps I should say nothing further, but if I recall correctly, it said he said that although it might be a paraphrase of his exact words, or he might have said one part of that quote during one speech, and expanded on it in a second speech given at about the same time frame. Something like that. If I have time I will try to dig it up, but I remember it was a needle in the haystack type of article a link to a link to a link or something. Not everything is on google!

God bless.

Anonymous said...

I sort of 'buried the lead', as they say in that last lengthy post. All of the provided info is in support of what was at the post's end:

The Ukrainian US-orchestrated coup began on February 18, 2014.

Interestingly, this is 1334 days inclusive, before October 13, 2017.

"Blessed are they who have patience and persevere for the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days." Daniel 12:12

God bless.

Anonymous said...


It seems that the oricles predict a terroristic attack against the vatican before this
next presidential total process has been concluded.
2017 will be a year of hell on earth

Anonymous said...



major prediction to howe close we are to oblivion

russia and nato go to war between november 9 2016 and jan 20th 2017
an
also it is being said that obama will try to get the palistian possession of half of jeruselem bwefore the 21st of jan.

if this happens
i think the california earthquake, which will bring water into and past utah, will occur and this is why the us is not in bible end times prophecy

Ziad S said...

Hello Every one,

Emmett and Mark w i would like to thank you for your reply.

i also like to share a conversation that happened between me and the catholic priest in my town in Lebanon. we talked about Lourdes Fatima Medjugorje and the year 2017 etc...
i told him about the constellation that will occur in Sep 2017 he was amazed and he didn't knew about it.

but what shook me the most was when he told me that there are several persons here in Lebanon that receives apparitions from saint Charbel and other. these persons are now convinced that there is going to be a godly apparition here in Lebanon and this apparition is going to shake the whole world and several events are going to happen after it in the world.

so here i was shocked and i asked him why to start in Lebanon. he couldn't answer cause he didn't know. so i paused and asked him could this happen because the first miracle of our lord Jesus happened also in Qana South of Lebanon. he replied maybe but still don't know.

i wanted to share this with you guys, hope it wasn't long

i also liked your earlier long post Greg

God Bless you All.

Regards,

Mark W said...

Ziad - there's actually more as well. Emmett has written about the total solar eclipse that passed over Turkey on August 11th of 1999. A few days later an earthquake hit central Turkey. All this was in the area of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse.

On the same day - August 11th, 1999 - an astrological formation could be seen that is REALLY interesting. On that same day, a "Grand Cross" was formed in the sky.

In Libra, you have Venus, the Sun, the Moon, and Mercury.

90 degrees to the east you have Saturn and Jupiter.

90 degrees east of that, you have Uranus and Neptune.

90 degrees east of that, you have Pluto and Mars. 90 degrees east of that returns you to Libra.

This grand cross reformed on the 17th and 18th of August, 1999, just as the earthquake hit Turkey.

So as we had the sun darkened, and the earth shaking, the Sign of the Son of Man was visible in the sky for all to see....if only we'd been looking.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Thanks for your contributions here Greg. They are much appreciated! The full quote from Benedict XVI runs as follows:

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete. Here there takes on new life the plan of God which asks humanity from the beginning: “Where is your brother Abel […] Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground!” (Gen 4:9). Mankind has succeeded in unleashing a cycle of death and terror, but failed in bringing it to an end… In sacred Scripture we often find that God seeks righteous men and women in order to save the city of man and he does the same here, in Fatima, when Our Lady asks: “Do you want to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings which he will send you, in an act of reparation for the sins by which he is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?” (Memoirs of Sister Lúcia, I, 162).
At a time when the human family was ready to sacrifice all that was most sacred on the altar of the petty and selfish interests of nations, races, ideologies, groups and individuals, our Blessed Mother came from heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in her the Love of God burning in her own heart. At that time it was only to three children, yet the example of their lives spread and multiplied, especially as a result of the travels of the Pilgrim Virgin, in countless groups throughout the world dedicated to the cause of fraternal solidarity. May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the apparitions hasten the fulfilment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity."

The speech can be found at the following link:

https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/homilies/2010/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20100513_fatima.html

Emmett O'Regan said...

I recall hearing something about those apparitions in Harissa, Lebanon, Ziad. Don't really know what to make of them... That's a very interesting observation about the Lord's first miracle occurring at Qana though, which was also made through the intercession of Our Lady.

Emmett O'Regan said...

I knew about that grand cross alignment Mark W, but didn't realise it was repeated at the time of the earthquake. I think it is deeply significant as well. I was reluctant to mention it, in order to avoid confusion amongst readers with astrology. Merely taking a note of the pattern of the solar system at this particular moment in time is not astrology though. I'm glad you reminded me of it, since it ties into a post I'm composing on the significance of the "sign of Jonah" in relation to the binding of Satan.
The exact location of that earthquake itself was highly significant as well, since it was the site of ancient Nicomedia - the central seat of governance of the emperor Diocletian, and the location from where he issued the orders for conducting the Great Persecution. This was the single most intense persecution of Christians in antiquity, and the fact that the earthquake struck this exact location ties back into the significance of the opening of the fifth seal:

"When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been."
(Rev 6:9-11)

Izmit/Nicomedia was in fact the "epicentre" of the persecution of Christians by pagan Rome. The fact that the earthquake struck here just days after the path of totality of the 1999 solar eclipse passed over Turkey leaves little room for doubt that this was part of the events of the opening of the sixth seal:

When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. (Rev 6:12-13)

Mark W said...

Hi Emmett - the alignments are a wee bit different on the 17th/18th of August, 1999.

Scorpio - Moon, Mars, and Pluto nearby just over the line in Sagittarius.

90 degrees east of that is Venus, the Sun, and Mercury

90 degrees east of that is Saturn and Jupiter

90 degrees east of that is Uranus and Neptune.

It's not quite such a clean cross as the one on the 11th, but the astrologers still call it a Grand Cross and the shape is a correct. The element that makes it not-quite-so-close is the fact that Pluto is a wee bit out of place, but only by a few degrees.

And I know exactly what you mean by confusing these things with astrology. I had to look them up on astrology sites, as no one else really knew what they were. But there's a distinction between astrology and sacred astronomy (to use Antonio Yague's phrase).

Anonymous said...

At Medjugorje, the conclusion of Fatima, God said through Our Lady, with respect to Russia, "It is the people where God will be most glorified. The West has made civilization progress, but without God, as if they were their own creators."

Russia has been consecrated, so Russia has been set aside for a sacred purpose.

What could that purpose be?

If one thinks of the US and its allies as Gog and Magog - hard to do, I know, but quite possibly correct - then Russia is the only power that can keep the US and the West from spreading its anti-Christian law to the entire world.

The west knows this, and could be plotting to 'take down' Russia. Hence Russia is now circumscribed by the 'pack of wolves', and Putin suspects (or even knows - Russia has always had great spy services) the West might soon attack.

So it is now warning the West that it still has venomous fangs.

This explains what the Russians are doing with flights such as these - they are telegraphing a message to Western leaders NOT to attack; that it can and will respond in a powerful manner. That rationale makes complete sense when one watches the following video and wonders what Putin doing - he is warning a West bent on attacking, not to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaVCQbECVGM

God bless.
Greg J Cring

Anonymous said...

Many of those unusual Russian flights began in late 2014 (after the Feb 18 2014 coup in Ukraine orchestrated by the US).

"Warning" flights continue to probe NATO defenses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaVCQbECVGM

psieve2 said...

If the Messiach is "messiah", this is baloney. It could be the "ascended master" "Master Jesus" AKA whatever demon inspired the Apollo character. If Obama were Gog, though not being a biblical or prophecy scholar, I would not be surprised.

psieve2 said...

Medjugorje is a demonic hoax that encouraged disobedience to the bishop by the kids and inspired it in the Franciscans. Both bishops, since it started, denied its supernaturalness, yet people follow it, anyway. One of the followers has taken Mary on tour and called her out like she's an act. It has no connection to Fatima or other apparitions that have inspired humility in the seers and encouraged no disobedience to the one with the authority to decide such matters.

psieve2 said...

This sounds like borderline gematria. Anyone can play with numbers to work out in symbolic ways.

Anonymous said...

Russia was never consecrated Greg J Cring. The world was consecrated, (heaven accepted it as it would ANY consecration) and some benefits came as a result. Since Russia herself was not singled out, we shall await the next step. That step is Russia will be used to punish the world UNLESS she is truly consecrated as directed by Our Lady's requests.

Anonymous said...

I am new to this blog and I find several theories here quite interesting.

The smart phones are being used for identification verification already. Last year I travelled abroad and had trouble logging into my accounts because my cell phone provider did not have reception in this particular country. In other words, without a confirmation code from my cell phone, I could not transact several important pieces of business.

It is plausible that a small implant in one's hand or one's forehead could provide this authentication to use one's cell phone. The phone itself is what allows the satellites and networks to completely track and control the user, and the small chip would use some sort of near field antenna to verify that the user only had his own phone. The phone system is a likely candidate for the mark of the beast system, and could be tied to each person's body through a small chip.

LFK