Pope Francis Cites Major Catholic Prophecy That God Is Going To Destroy The World By Fire From Heaven

Reading the news for us has taken on a cinematic quality, with each day’s news showing another prophecy as though one was in a movie except that it isn’t a movie- it’s real.

Pope Francis made a statement recently about North Korea and the potential for a nuclear war that would come from conflict over it and its consequences for humanity that have me gravely concerned. In his words per CNN:

Pope Francis said Saturday he worries that rising tensions between the United States and North Korea could lead to a wide military conflict that would wipe out a “large part of humanity.”

He called for renewed diplomacy using third-party intermediaries and for the United Nations to take a lead role in de-escalating tensions.

The Pope, while returning to Italy from Egypt, took several questions from reporters and one asked him what he would say to world leaders at this critical moment.

Francis said in Italian that the situation “has heated up too much. I always appeal for a solution through diplomatic means.”

The pontiff, who has spoken of a “piecemeal third world war” for several years, said increased conflict would be devastating.

“It’s piecemeal but the pieces are getting larger, and are concentrated in places which were already hot,” Pope Francis said. “Today a wider war would destroy, I won’t say half of humanity, but a large part of humanity and culture. It would be terrible. I don’t think humanity today could bear it.” (source)

Note the words I highlighted. He’s talking about nuclear war.

Nuclear war has been a threat since America tested the atom bomb on Japan in 1945. While the Japanese were evil, America’s actions opened the door for the first time in history for the usage of nuclear weapons on a population. The threat of them being used has been alive and well since 1945 and for many years has been the subject of “doomsday” science fiction stories because of the capacity for destruction which these weapons possess over such a large amount of people.

The world has come close to nuclear war more than once in the last 70 years, with perhaps the most famous incident being the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, in which the USA and the Soviet Union conflicted with each other over plans by Soviet Presdient Nikita Krushchkev to place nuclear weapons on Cuba to undercut the missile capabilities of the USA as part of Operation Anadyr. Tensions were rising, and both the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Cuban Government (along with the infamous Ernesto “Che” Guevara) advocated for nuclear strikes on each other. Yet miraculously, Krushchkev backed down and withdrew the missles, ending the crisis.

Nikita Krushchev

Now one might call Krushchkev the aggressor, and that is certainly legitimate. However, one must also agree that his actions stopped a nuclear war because both the USA and Cuba wanted one. Indeed, it was the chief actions on the part of the Soviet Union that did this- NOT the USA.

Looking at today however, the same cannot be said about America. To the contrary, the USA has been provoking nuclear war with Russia by doing the exact same thing that the USSR did in Cuba in the form of placing large missile systems capable of delivering nuclear weapons right on Russia’ doorstep in the nations of Norway, the Baltic countries, and Poland, thus not only placing them within less than half-a-day’s driving distance of Russia main cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also completely surrounding the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, which Russia has controlled since 1945 and is a source of historical tension between herself and Germany.

While there is much blame to go around on all sides, nobody can deny that America and her allies are encircling Russia using an extensive amount of propaganda to build up anti-Russian sentiment as well as causing social and political instability in and around Russian allies or possessions. Russia has been clearly irritated by this, as what America is doing is far more that even the worst of what the USSR did during even the height of the Cold War, and yet still she has not responded with the kind of aggression that the USA was threatening in the past. Regardless what one thinks of him President Putin of Russia puts its well: “Do you realize what you have done?”

This situation with North Korea is no different than the American invasion /occupation /division of Ukraine than it is of her meddling in the Baltic nations or the conflict in Syria right now. The USA is taking down the old dictatorships of the Middle East which were primarily backed by the Soviets, creating instability so that we can inject our prepared solution into those nations, which is to take their resources and build up a platform for the ultimate goal of a war with the Russians.

Indeed, a war with Russia would be absolutely stupid and insane. given the interconnectivity of the world as well as the way which America is perceived now based on her incessant warmongering, any conflict that begins between Russia and the USA would be destructive beyond anything previously imagined. In the words of Paul Craig Roberts:

ot everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion.

It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done.

Yes, Washington is sufficiently criminally insane to risk the destruction of life on earth based on the supposition that Washington’s offense will work perfectly and Russia and China’s capabilities will be so degraded that no retaliatory response will occur.

One might hope that the American and Western populations would be outraged that Washington is so power-crazed that Washington is subjecting all life to such risks. But there is no sign of an anti-war movement. The Western leftwing has degenerated into Identity Politics in which the only threat comes from white heterosexual males who are portrayed as misogynists, racists, and homophopes. The Western leftwing is no longer war-conscious. Indeed, the leftwing has become diverted into such silly irrelevancies as transgender rights to toilets of their choice. The impotence of the Western left is so overwhelming that the left might as well not exist. (source)

Now as all of this is happening, it has been escalating as the the 100th anniversary of a major Catholic prophecy approaches: the revelations of Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of Fatima

On May 13th, 1917, the Most Holy Mother of God, the Theotokos, appeared to three impoverished Portuguese children in the tiny village of Fatima, Ourem Province, Portugal. The village of Fatima dates back to the Crusades and the Portuguese Reconquista, when Catholic soldiers under the leadership of a knight named Goncalo “Muslim Killer” Hermigues led an army under the first King of POrtugal, Alfonso I, in 1258 to destroy a major Islamic stronghold in Portugal and formally establish the Kingdom of Portugal.

According to the history given by Fr. Joao de Brito, Count Hermigues captured the Emir’s daughter, a woman named Fatima, and intended to hold her hostage in the mountains while negotiating terms of surrender. However, he and the woman fell in love and he married her. After defeating the Muslims, renamed a region of Portugal after her new name she took when she was baptised, Oureana (from which Ourem is said to come), and he named a village within in Fatima after her Muslim name. The two were happily married until her death, after which he went into a monastery and died in peace.

The three Fatima Children- Jacinta, Lucia, and Francisco

It was in the tiny village of Fatima that St. Mary revealed herself to these three children- Jacinta Marto, Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, on May 13th, 1917. The events of that changed history, for unbeknownst to those children, the messages which Mary would give them would come to be regarded as the most important revelation in modern times and some of the most significant in Christian history.

Mary appeared six more times to the children, and the more the children spoke of the revelations the more harassment and disbelief they received, first from their own families, then their village, and finally the local government, which was under the administration of Freemasons who even jailed the small children and made threats of torture against them. But the children maintained what they saw was real, and their words were proven true before thousands of people, believers and non-believers, young and old, great and small at the miracle of the Sun, which was reported by the newspapers and make international headlines.

Fatima’s most pressing message came in the form of three secrets which the Blessed Virgin gave to the children.

The first secret was a terrifying vision of hell, which bears repeating for all of the horror which the children saw in it:

Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent. This vision lasted but an instant. How can we ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror

The second secret was that the First World War would end, but that if men did not stop ceasing to offend God, a second and worse world war would erupt:

You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pope Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world

The third secret is the most controversial. Unlike the first two secrets, which Sr. Lucia revealed in 1941, she maintained that the third secret was not to be revealed publicly until 1960. The secret, which has been seen by every pope since Pius XII and select people, has kept the secret sealed, saying it was so horrible that it had the potential to cause international uproar, as it is said to speak of a mass apostasy and a final battle between God and the demons:

Knowledgeable Church authorities have confirmed Father Alonso’s conclusions about the Third Secret, that it concerns an unprecedented loss of faith, an apostasy, from which Portugal will be preserved. In 1984 the Bishop of Fatima said, “the loss of Faith of a continent is worse than the annihilation of a nation; and it is true that Faith is continuously diminishing in Europe.” And in his 1984 interview with Vittorio Messori, Cardinal Ratzinger confirmed this conclusion when he said that the final part of the Secret speaks of “dangers threatening the faith and life of Christians, and therefore the world.” (source)

While the Third secret was “officially” released in 2000, there are many people who say that significant parts of it are still missing, and their criticism has not gone unnoticed. Antonio Socci, a famous Italian Catholic investigative journalist is one among many who have said that the “revealed” secret is only revealed in part, and that a careful analysis of the texts shows parts that are missing. This has created a major division among Catholics serious about their Faith, and for good reason, because the nature of the third secret could, if those who believe it has not been revealed in its entirely are correct, the course of human history.

Our Lady of Akita

The fact is that there is no clear answer as to if the Third Secret has ever actually been revealed in its entirely of what the Third Secret of Fatima says. However, for those who have seen it, they have said that the message of Fatima is the exact same message as that of another revelation of the Blessed Virgin in 1971 at Akita, Japan that has been approved by the Catholic Church as valid with the exception that it is more serious. The message of Our Lady of Akita is as follows:

“As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests.”

“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres…churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.

“The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them” (source)

Compare again with the recent words of Pope Francis cited earlier:

“Today a wider war would destroy, I won’t say half of humanity, but a large part of humanity and culture. It would be terrible. I don’t think humanity today could bear it.”

Let’s not mince words. The world right now stands of the edge of a Third World War. This war, if it comes to pass, will involve the use of nuclear weapons. Not a single person will be left unaffected by this war. Billions will die, and the course of human history itself will be changed. That is the reality that even a secular person can see may come to pass if a war starts.

So what is a man to do?

Fr. Nicholas Gruner

The deceased Fr. Nicholas Gruner, a Catholic priest who did not believe the secret was fully released and possibly the most vocal member of the clergy in  talking about this, has noted along with many other people that based on what Sr. Lucia has said, the prophesized horrors of the Third Secret of Fatima seem to be tied to the consecration of the nation of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope or his failure to do so as evidenced by the failure of the French Kings to consecrate France to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

On June 17th, 1689, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque began receiving visions of Jesus that became known as the revelation of the Sacred Heart. In these messages, all of which were approved by the Church, St. Margaret was told by Christ that the French Kings- and it could be any one of them- had 100 years to formally work with the Church to have France consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and if they did not do this, then France would be forced to suffer divine chastisement.

The signing of the Tennis Court Oath

Well, while all of the French kings were aware of the message, all of them ignored it. France was never consecrated, and the nation slipped into progressive decline as the Faith waned and evil ideas such as revolution, atheism, and freemasonry increased. Then on June 17th, 1789- exactly 100 years to the day that the revelations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus began- a little noticed event took place in France. That event, held in secret, was the signing of the Tennis Court Oath by a group of would-be revoutionaries. The Tennis Court Oath proclaimed that they, who called themselves the National Assembly, were the true representatives of the people of France and that the French King was subject to their decisions. This act, while small and seldom known by most people, is recognized by all historians as the event which began the French Revolution and from which point there was no turning back, as it was only next month that the famous storming of the bastille took place and which ushered in the reign of terror that destroyed the old rule in France and ushered in the new, godless, Christ-hating, evil changes that have destroyed French society and are continuing to destroy it today as that society succumbs to the Muslim invaders they helped to bring in.

Sr. Lucia citied this example of the French Revolution in a revelation from the Blessed Virgin, except as it applies to Fatima:

As Sr. Lucia said in a message she received from Our Lady in 1931:“Make it known to My ministers that, given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, they will follow him into misfortune. It will never be too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.”

As one Catholic blogger, writing nine years ago notes:

Like the Kings of France who disobeyed the heavenly King’s command by delaying the solemn consecration of France for 100 years, the ministers of the Lord who do the same in regard to the collegial consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary “will follow the French king into misfortune.”(source)

It makes you think.

Now as mentioned, all of this is connected to the consecration of Russia by the pope as per the instructions of the Blessed Virgin given at Fatima. This is, like the Third Secret of Fatima, a very hotly contested issue among many Catholics because there are some who believe Russia has been consecrated and some who do not.

If one looks at a timeline, there were two consecrations- one of the world and one of the people of Russia made respectively in 1942 and 1952 by Pope Pius XII. These consecrations were renewed in 1982 and 1984 by Pope John Paul II. However, there are two points here. First, that the consecrations were NOT specifically of Russia, and with that second, they were not per the standards which The Blessed Virgin gave to Sr. Lucia, namely that the consecration was to be done by the Pope and either (a) with all the bishops of the world joining him at the Vatican to do so or (b) with the order given that the Bishops throughout the world are to join him at a specific time and date in making the consecration in their respective dioceses on pain of obedience.

Neither of these conditions were met.

Many good things in Russia have happened, and much of which is attributed to the consecrations, including the end of World War II and the fall of the Soviet Union. Russia has become much more Christian friendly that it was under the Soviet Union, and even the relations between the Catholics and the Orthodox have improved. These are good and notable things. However, to notice this would be simply to see individual trees and fail to note to broader forest.

Russia is still, sadly, a huge mess with major, major problems. It has one of the highest abortion rates in the world, and is currently going through a major drug as well as disease epidemic that has not abated for decades. Alcoholism is still rampant, and the nation’s population continues to shrink as people will not get married, the divorce rate is as almost as high as that in the US, and they refuse to have children. While many Russian associate with the Orthodox Church, as is with many people, their Christianity is sociocultural and not related to anything they may actually believe or practice even tangentally. There is still a lot of animosity towards the Catholic Faith, and while progress has been made it has been very slow and painstaking.

If these few problems- few in comparison to the even more that are listed- are not enough to show by the fruits of the nation that the Fatima consecration was not done because the fruits of the conversion have not come forth, then one only needs to ask President Putin and his cabinet themselves, for it appears that Putin himself may have personally asked Pope Francis to do the consecration of Russia.

An interview with the late John Vennari and Fr. Gruner.

It makes you think.

In the Bible, the Assyrian Commander Naaman was struck with leprosy. The Israeli prophet Elisha told him that God wanted to heal him, and that to do so he would have to bath seven times in the Jordan River. Naaman thought it was stupid, and he tried countless other cures, all of which were to no avail. After no success, it was a pagan advisor who mentioned that he should at least consider what Elisha said, because he had no other options left, and it was as soon as Naaman listened to Elisha that he was instantly healed of his leprosy after the seventh wash.

Times change but people and principles do not. The world right now is flying at full speed towards a massive war and it seems there is no way to stop the disaster, and nothing seems to have worked so far.

Given the circumstance, just like with Naaman, what does anybody have to lose with a consecration of Russia at this point? Indeed, there is nothing to lose and everything to potentially gain.

Naaman washing in the River Jordan

At this point, what better options are there?

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  • And suppose on May 14, 2017 we are still here and not a nuke go off, Andrew?

    • Frankly, the third secret of Fatima is already being confirmed by the modernists wrecking the Church.

      This is strictly my view.

      If the vision were going to be true, the blame would not lay with America or Russia, but with the Church’s leadership. They had ample opportunities to consecrated Russia and failed to do so.

      Yet, what I noticed is missing from your essay, Andrew, is the explosive growth of the Russia Orthodox Church and they are spreading. I wonder if there is some underlying jealousy going on at the rapid growth of Orthodoxy, especially in Russia.

      Considering that million of faithful Catholics and Orthodox were systematically murdered by Stalin and then by communism, it was their blood, their confessions, that shepherded the remnants underground until the fall of the Soviet Union. Now, as our resident Russia has consistently shared, the growth of the Russian Orthodox Church is phenomenal, making up lost times with an evangelical zeal that would rival America’s evangelicalism.

      • AnthonyM

        I don’t think Andrew is setting dates, though I believe the Consecration has taken place.

        And, speaking of evangelical, Islam is imitating evangelical style in Nigeria’s south, complete with Sunday praise services. Note, there is no change in the tenants of Islam. This seems to be another step to advance Chrislam and convert Christians. This is bad news. We should be so bold in our attempts to convert muslims.
        https://www.yahoo.com/news/praise-allah-islam-goes-evangelical-nigerias-south-030145365.html

        • I hope for Andrew’s sake he is not. That’s the last thing we all need.

          Fatima’s message is central on thing – repentance. That’s been God’s recurring theme from Genesis to Revelation- repentance.

          By sending Mary with visions, He hoped mankind would listen to the Mother of Jesus and we know that if mankind would even stone prophets, they will not listen to her.

          I haven’t read the link yet. I’m exhausted.

          • AnthonyM

            Hope you get some rest.

          • Read the link briefly and all I can say is, “Sierra hotel Irene tango.”

          • Cuzick

            May the breathe of God strengthen you Trevor as we row at battle speed.

          • Kamau41

            Amen, Cuzick. Together with God’s helping and guiding hand, along with ALL of His Saints, we will be TRIUMPHANT!!!!!

            God Speed……

          • Thanks.

        • mikifenn

          One world government and one world religion is on the way!

    • Kelly Ann

      It is my humble opinion that it is the year of our Lord 2029 that the exact 100 years to the day will be completed if the pope in union with the bishops around the world does not consecrate (Russia- specifically ) to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart as per her official request in 1929 in explicit detail. She did not say the world with Russia included she only said Russia. See if you can find this event happening in 1984 with the bishops around the world in their own cathedral performing this consecration as per Sr Lucy’s detailed letter. I could not find any. And as per Our Lords rebuke of the pope n bishops, we will exactly be 12 years away from June 13 1929.

      Notice also that….Her message on May 13 1917 did not mention any of this.

      She shows the vision of hell on July 13 not may 13. She also mentions that she will come later to ask for the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. She did not ask for it in 1917.

      To see the events leading up to this calamity, all you have to do is read the historical events leading up to the French Revolution, as Our Lord was kind enough to give it as a type or prefigurment, as he so often did in the bible. Especially the date when Our Lord asked for the King to formally consecrate his throne to his Most Sacred Heart 100 years span to the year n day that the King was overthrown.

      Or Lord regarding Fatima, said it will be late but he will do it. The king was Too late n didn’t perform the consecration according to Our Lords specific instructions. As he did it in his jail cell before he went to the gullitone. ( wasn’t done right as an official state event with specific banners of the image of the most Sacred Heart place with the kings coat of arms along with other details were void in the cell of a deposed king )
      But the unique difference in Fatima is that Our Lord reveals already the future by saying that the Pope n bishops will do it, this he is implying….according to Our Lady’s instructions despite the fact that it will be late.

      A lot of Catholics write about all of this but, many leave out explicit details, so you get many different views on it. It’s my personal opinion to just stick to what Our Lord n Lady said n advised, they are the only ones you can trust in this historical n very important matter. Only God , Father , Son n Holy Spirit know the future as Fr Hesse always said. Even the Blessed Mother only knows what they tell her about the future.

      Our Lady said that Russia will be the instrument to either

      1: bring peace to the world, if her request was filled
      Or
      2: chaistise the world , If her request was not filled.

      Here’s an interesting point, during the reign of JPII over 52 wars occurred around the world. The evidence speaks for itself. And to think that Russia is converted n the US is all free then why is it that Putin is so concerned with his people’s spiritual well being, enough to contact (Fatima crusader ) Fr Gruner on this matter why didn’t he go to (blue army ) Fr Fox instead? I’d like to know the answer to that question before I die.

      We got 12 years to find out in my humble opinion which way this is going to go.

      And right now NATO is stirring up the bear , they have nukes only 3 mins away from Moscow, so it’s understandable why Russians are running back to the church. They are very scared.

      If Trump can establish a detente between the US n Russia, and stifle out the raging mccarthyism ever so persistent in the media n government officials in the west, we can all breath a little easier for a short period of time. But if the war mangers thirsting for a Russian blood influences Trump and nuke war is the result, then all those who persist that the consecration has been done make the Blessed Virgin out to be a liar. Because she said herself that if the consecration is not done then many nations will be wiped out, let’s just forget about what she said about the good n the bad being martyrd as this is completely ignored anyway.

      So my only solution is to obey her wishes n do the first 5 Saturday devotions. According to Fr Hesse ( bless his soul) it’s the best life insurance we got and even better it gives us special Graces as promised by the Blessed Virgin.

      The words of Our Lord n Lady concerning The Fatima message makes For good meditation sometimes. It really causes you ponder on their words.

      And that is all I have to say about it.

      A small party of us are going to start a blog to relearn all the facts about Fatima. It’s a good year to get it going me thinks.

  • filomena seiffert

    According to late disclosure, USA had missiles in Turkey pointed to USSR and because that USSR, with Fidel’s permission installed the missiles in Cuba point to USA. It was said that Pres. Kennedy made a deal with Krushchev: USSR would remove the missiles from Cuba and USA would remove the missiles from Turkey, in that case USA was the aggressor also.

  • Ceirwyn

    I think we all know what Einstein said about a 3rd WW… If it happens, you don’t want to be in a capitol, major metropolitan area, major military installation, or near a nuclear power plant. Sadly, it’s almost impossible to avoid living near all these things. I’m a mere 15 miles from a reactor myself, so I’ll be extra crispy.

    The northeastern US and South Carolina will be toast if a nuclear war starts.

    I have to admit, a nuclear war would destroy the world with fire and leave very few if any survivors.

  • rodolfo

    I think Pope John Paul II consecration of peoples/nations was political balancing act in order not to offend the Orthodox Church in Russia. Should it be the Roman Catholic Pope or the Eastern Orthodox Church to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary?
    We can only pray to Jesus Christ to open His Heart for Russia that Russia will be the beacon of Catholicism/Christianity.

    • Methusalem

      I might be wrong, but I think God has already been disappointed with Europeans, including Russians and Americans. The blessing is moving towards EAST: the next CHRISTIAN superpower will be CHINA.

      • Ceirwyn

        I’m inclined to agree, though I think we’re in a huge transition period.

  • Wilma Mills

    This happens at the end of the literal millennial kingdom of Christ.

    • Cuzick

      What are we in now?

      • mikifenn

        We are in the Last Days before the coming of the One world government, one world religion, one world money system, Mark of the Beast, the AntiChrist and the Tribulation which will happen before Christ returns and sets up his thousand year reign.

        • Cuzick

          I’m in agreement with the Orthodox/Catholic Church view of the millennial reign of Christ . Which are you speaking of?

          • mikifenn

            Others do not follow this interpretation.

          • Cuzick

            From where does your interpretations come from? What time period does it come from?

          • mikifenn

            From the writings of John the Revelator found in the last book of the Bible. There are other prophetic statements in both the Old and New Testaments.

          • Grandmere

            He is aware of that. He’s just laying out his case, not trying to be confrontational.

          • Cuzick

            Thanks Grand. I just want people to really think and dig into what they believe and why. It makes no sense to me that if those who really are in agreement with the Chef’s interpretation of the Islamic Antichrist and that satan will possess him, with the demons from hell loosed in the earth along with him during the Tribulation period, which is described in Revelation 20 : 7-10 that when Jesus comes in his 2nd coming to bring final judgement after 1000 years satan will be loosed again.

            Revelation 20:7-10New King James Version (NKJV)

            Satanic Rebellion Crushed

            7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where[a] the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

          • Grandmere

            It’s as clear as day to me. When I was a Baptist and they would preach on end times I would scratch my head and think, “say, what?”

          • POPE SHENOUDA! He is the man who helped me overcome my resistance to the Catholic Church! God bless his memory and may he pray for us!

          • Grandmere

            I read today that it was agreed on the Pope’s visit to Egypt that the Catholic and Coptic churches will recognize each others baptism. The fusion, it’s a comin’.

          • YAHOO! GOD BE PRAISED!

          • PaulF

            The account in Revelation sets out a time sequence. There is a long period in which Satan and his troops run riot, leading all the nations astray. We are still in that period. Then the angel with the enormous chain binds Satan so he can no longer lead the nations astray. Then the millennium begins. I agree it is not a ‘first second coming’ of Our Lord; it is only that the nations of the earth will accept the rule of Christ and his saints. I find it a very encouraging message, because looking around today it is hard to imagine the world without the confusion and disorder, but we are promised it will happen, and God keeps his promises.

      • Wilma Mills

        We’re in the church age. In the passages about Christ’s millennial kingdom, the words the thousand years are used about six times. It’s pretty clear it means what it says.

        • Cuzick

          Issue: Revelation 20 speaks of Satan being bound and Christ reigning with His saints for a thousand years (a millennium). Many Protestants understand this 1,000-year reign literally and believe that it will occur on earth in the future. They also cite 1 Thessalonians 4:17 and try to make an historical connection between something called “the rapture”—when Christians are “taken up”—and this millennium. What does the Church teach regarding millennialism and the rapture?

          Response: There are three basic interpretations regarding Revelation 20 and “the millennium.” The Church has traditionally taught one commonly known as “amillennialism,” which means that the reign of God began with Christ’s death and resurrection and the “thousand years” is a figurative number to describe the reign of His Church (2 Pt. 3:8-10; Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 664, 668-682).

          In the past two centuries, two other interpretations have become popular among Protestants. One is called “postmillennialism,” which was big in the 19th century. It teaches that the world is being Christianized over time and that Christ’s return will follow a long period of peace on the earth called “the millennium.” The second is “premillennialism,” which is the most popular among Protestants of this century and is also called “millenarianism” and “chiliasm.” Premillennialists believe that Christ is going to establish a literal reign of 1,000 years on earth between the Second Coming and the Last Judgment. Properly understood, the “rapture” refers to Christ’s gathering His followers at the end of time. Catholics believe that this event will happen at the general resurrection and Last Judgment, but they do not refer to the event as “the rapture.”

          Discussion: Postmillennialists, as noted, believe that the world is being Christianized over time and that Christ’s return will follow a long period of righteousness and peace on the earth called “the millennium.” This was a very popular view in the 19th century when people had an optimistic view of world history, believing that everything was getting better and better. This view, however, lost favor among its proponents this century, after two world wars and many atrocities provided substantial evidence of a moral decline, not an advance. Though postmillennialists do not necessarily interpret the number 1,000 literally, they do interpret the “reign of Christ” to mean that the earth will have a “paradise-like” period before Christ’s Second Coming and the Last Judgment.

          This position is problematic for many reasons. The chief reason is that Scripture does not depict a period of worldwide Christianization before the Second Coming and the Last Judgment. Many scriptural passages portray the time between the two comings of Christ, i.e., the age we live in, as a time of trial and tribulation for Christians. For example, the Gospel of Matthew portrays both wheat (righteous men) and weeds (evildoers) living together in a field (the world) until the final harvest of the Last Judgment (Mt. 13:24-30, 36-43).

          Premillennialism

          This interpretation is currently the most popular one among Evangelical and Fundamentalist Protestants. Like the postmillennialists, they believe in an earthly paradise of Christianization before the end of the world. Unlike the postmillennialists, though, they believe that this paradise will take place between the Second Coming and the Last Judgment, two events which actually occur on the same day, as will be shown. But for premillennialists, Jesus will literally be a worldwide King on earth in the future. Many also believe that this “reign of Christ” will last, literally, one thousand years.

          This position is also scripturally problematic because the Bible does not depict a 1,000-year period between Christ’s Second Coming and the Final Judgment.[1] Scripture speaks of “this age” (in which men marry, etc.) and “the age to come” (in which Christians receive eternal life, etc.), but not of a third period between those ages.[2] If Jesus refers to only two “ages,” and the Last Judgment occurs at the end of this age (Mt. 13:39), where is the premillennialists’ millennium? The Last Judgment happens on the “last day” at the end of this age (Jn. 12:48; Mt. 13:39); the resurrection of the righteous—which some call “the rapture”—occurs on the “last day” at the end of this age (Jn. 6:54; Mk. 10:30); and these both happen on the day of Jesus’ return, i.e., “the day of the Lord.”[3]

          In the 1940s, the Vatican declared that “millenarianism,” another term for “premillennialism,” cannot be safely taught (see Catechism, no. 676).

          Premillennialists have spent countless hours and pages debating when the rapture will occur, such as before, during, or after “the tribulation.” The problem with most of the views—with the exception of the one called “post-tribulation”—is that Jesus will only return once, not two or three times. The Church teaches that Jesus will return once, and that the general resurrection and Last Judgment, in which Christ gathers His faithful, will follow—just as the Bible indicates.

          An important thing to remember when dealing with “dispensationalist” premillennialists, is that they do not recognize the New Testament Church as the fulfillment of Old Testament Israel. They consider the “Church Age” as one period in a string of otherwise unconnected dispensations in history, and not the continuous unfolding of a single divine plan for salvation. Unfortunately, such are the theories conceived to compensate for a lack of continuous Christian history from Christ’s day to the present.

          In contrast, Catholics believe that the Church is the new Israel,[4] the Body of Christ,[5] and the seed of the Kingdom[6] to which the faithful of all covenants with God belong. In Romans 11, Paul uses the analogy of an olive tree. A single olive tree is the Israel of God, from which natural and wild branches (Jews and Gentiles) may be cut and to which natural and wild branches (Jews and Gentiles) may be grafted. There are not two separate trees. As Christ is the fulfillment of all previous covenants (Mt. 5:17), the Church (His Body) is the fulfillment of Israel.[7]

          Amillennialism

          “The Church of today, of the present, is the Kingdom of Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven”

          —St. Augustine

          Amillennialism, which corresponds to the Catholic understanding, interprets the 1000-year reign of Christ in Revelation 20 more symbolically. (After all, when John refers to binding a spirit like Satan with “chains,” the language can only be figurative.) According to this view, the millennium is not an earthly golden age of total Christianization, but rather the present period of Christ’s rule through His Church: “Behold, the Kingdom of God is in the midst of you” (Lk. 17:21). Christ reigns right now with His saints in Heaven,[8] and the Church on earth participates in that reign in a way that will be fulfilled—fully realized or completed—at the Second Coming. The Church, the Kingdom, the Israel of God, and the millennium all refer to the same thing. Until the fulfillment of the Kingdom already planted (Lk. 13:18-19), the righteous and the evildoers will remain on earth.

          It has clearly been more than a thousand years since Jesus’ reign through the Church began. The number “1,000” is often used figuratively in scriptural writings to show a vast number conveying completeness. For example, Psalm 50:10 tells us God owns “the cattle on a thousand hills,” but we know that in reality God owns all cattle everywhere, which would be a number much bigger than a thousand hills. Remember also the words of St. Peter: “[W]ith the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (cf. 2 Pt. 3:8-10). To God in eternity all time is present, and we must understand “1,000” figuratively, remembering the popular phrase “God works in His Own time.”

          But what of Satan being “bound” during this period? Amillennialists believe that Satan is already “bound” in a sense because he cannot prevent the spread of the Gospel—which liberates people from his control—throughout the world. Although Satan can tempt us as individuals, he is unable to force anyone’s will away from God (Rom 8:38-39), which means he is already hindered in “deceiving the nations.” Jesus says that the “strong man” (Satan) must be bound before his house can be plundered, i.e., before Jesus can rescue souls from Satan’s grip. He further says, “If it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you” (Mt. 12:28-29, Lk. 11:20). So the binding of Satan and the coming of God’s Kingdom must have already taken place in some sense. The Kingdom’s full inauguration came through Christ’s death and resurrection, and that reality became more manifest to the world on Pentecost through the Church (Catechism, no. 1076).

          Although Catholics do not generally call their eschatological view “amillennialism,” which is somewhat of a misnomer, this is the Church’s teaching regarding Revelation 20, a teaching, as always, in harmony with the scriptural data (Catechism, nos. 668-682).

          • Wilma Mills

            No! He will reign “with a rod of iron” during the 1000 yrs. Satan goes to and fro and walks up and down through the earth now, but then, he will be bound in the bottomless pit. That doesn’t sound like now to any rational person.
            Have you seen any wolves laying down with kids or little children playing by the adder’s nest?!? NO YOU HAVEN’T !!! And “we ain’t a gonna study war no more” during that wonderful time.

    • PaulF

      In Revelation 19 and 20 there seem to be two instances of the Terrible Day of the Lord (fulfilling Ezekiel 38 and 39), one before the millennium, the other after it and immediately before the Second Coming and Judgment.
      I don’t believe the millennium has begun yet, but it may well be closer than many think.

      • mikifenn

        How can we be in the Millennium? Christ reigns from Jerusalem during the Millennium. We are in the birth pangs of the One World Government and the time of trouble like the world has never known.

        • koolmom21

          The Catholic Church specifically condemns “millenarianism,” according to which Jesus will establish a throne in this world and reign here for a thousand years [CCC 676]. She teaches instead that Jesus already reigns in eternity (1 Cor. 15:24-27, Rev. 4 & 5) and that in this world His reign, established as a seed, is found already in the Church [CCC 668-669]. This is the 1000 years, which is the Hebrew way of indicating an indefinite long time – in this case, the time between the first and second comings, the era of the Church, in other words the last days in the broadest sense.The Book of Revelation situates this era between the persecutions of the Roman antichrists of the first century and the final unleashing of evil at the end.

          • PaulF

            Thanks. Definitely he won’t rule from a throne in this world. His rule in the millennium is, as you say, no different from his rule up to now, except that the governments and nations of the world will accept his authority and be subject to it, because Satan will be locked into the Abyss and will not be free to lead the nations astray. That’s the account in Rev 19 and 20.
            In Mary’s revelations to Fr Gobbi, the ‘enormous chain’ with which the angel binds the dragon is the prayers of the church, and particularly the Rosaries now being said in obedience to her call. We have a great opportunity to play our part in bringing on the millennium.

      • Wilma Mills

        Right Sir.

  • Methusalem

    Russia will arm Turkey with anti-aircraft S-400s. A NATO member armed by Russia to shot down NATO planes? What’s going on? By the way, I saw Putin and Erdogan together in Sotschi, talking about Tomatoes. Boy, Erdogan looks 80 and sick. I don’t think he would live till the year 2023.

    • Стефан Евгений

      Russians, are not that dumb!….. to give their most advanced anti-aircraft S-400s to Turkey. is Kasha in the head! Turkey asked for them that does not mean they will get them.

    • Grandmere
    • richinnameonly

      He may be healthier than he appeared to you, or he could easily pass the torch off to a hand picked successor. I personally feel he will still be here in 2023, thinking he’s one with God, but truly being a vehicle for Satan.

      • Grandmere

        He’s sixty three years old. Angela Merkel is sixty two. Theresa May is sixty one. Don’t count on him dropping dead anytime soon.

        • richinnameonly

          I’m older than all of them and I’m still in pretty good shape. Of course I could get run over by a truck tomorrow or die in my sleep tonight. Oh my, I haven’t even made a bucket list yet!

          • Grandmere

            Now Rich, you know that you can not be run over by a truck. You are on a ship. And there is no sleep for galley slaves. The only bucket you have is the bucket of strong coffee we bring you.

          • richinnameonly

            Thank you, Grand. Sometimes I feel I live on coffee. BTW I’ll even scrape barnacles if we need it.

          • There are two buckets Grand. The waste bucket they empty into the sea.

          • Kamau41

            Good one, Chef! Excellent way to put it.

          • Grandmere

            And to the deep, we commend the bodies of the grasshoppers. May they be swallowed by a whale and come to their senses.

      • Kamau41

        As far as we can tell, he will be around for awhile.

  • Marie Halligan

    I read somewhere that Popes have been wary about upsetting the Russian Patriarch if they consecrate Russia and set back the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox. I have given this thought and considering what Our Lady said, I think it’s a price they should just be prepared to pay because the alternative is far,far worse. It makes me wonder, do they not believe Our Lady? Don’t the Orthodox venerate her as well and surely they would take what she said to heart? It’s mad not to do it!

  • Cuzick

    As the revival of Orthodox Church continues to grow in Russia and they are Apostolic Succesion, wouldn’t this be considered the consecration?

  • mikifenn

    Won’t God will purify the earth with fire after the Tribulation.

    • mikifenn

      Actually I made a mistake. The purification of the earth will happen after the thousand year reign of Christ when the final war takes place. The earth and everything on it will be burned because of the final conflict and all the dead who decided to declare war on Christ and his Angels.

  • Why 3 Hail Mary’s? I like doing 73. 🙂

    My problem with Andrew is his interpretation of Fatima.

    I am not denying Russia has the same problem as the entire northern hemisphere of the globe does.

    The fact that the consecration of Russia remains a divisive topic gives me a deep impression something is horribly wrong here. The more I think about it, the more convinced I am the blame is squarely on the Vatican leadership.

    Just as Andrew pointed out the king of France failed to heed indicates to me that the Vatican failed to heed, yet, pope emeritus Benedict has said it was done. So is Andrew smarter than the pope?

    Why isn’t anyone taking a hard look at what Fatima and Akita are saying, especially when both warned the fall of the Faith is a far worse reality which we are in the midst of?

    Why haven’t anyone compared the Lady’s words to Scripture prophetic utterance found in 2 Thessalonians 2, non-canonical, 2 Esdras, the Book of Wisdom, Ezekiel 38-39, and the Epistle of Peter, and finally the apocalypse?

    • Kelly Ann

      Pope Benedict has proven to contradict himself concerning Fatima . Right now you can’t trust everything they say at the Vatican.

  • Tell me more about Father Gruner sister Ann.

    • Anne Cuthill

      Father Gruner was a Traditional Catholic priest who dedicated his life and work to the service of Our Lady of Fatima. He was persecuted by many modernist priests and bishops.For years I received his “Fatima Crusader ” magazine.There is a book called Fatima priest by Francis Alban with Christopher A. Ferrara,Esq. a biography about Father Nicholas Gruner. I’m not really good with computers.Please for more info about Fatima–https://en.wikipedia.org/wi the site that Mike Wester, the post below my post. God bless you.

  • richinnameonly

    Interesting article. Fatima is not quite history yet so there seem to be varying ideas and suspicions to the fulfillments. As for the first part of the article, it’s been obvious that the US says NIMBY if anyone sends weapons close to us, but we don’t have many qualms with encircling others with our weapons.

    • susan

      Exactly! It’s foolish foreign policy to play a game of chicken with nuclear weapons on Russia’s border. Seriously! Who thinks that’s a great idea?! One hiccup from the sun and it would be too late to stop it. We all need some personal space to think…

  • The Blessed Virgin appeared to three children in Portugal with “secrets”. Two have already come to pass with the second one confirmed by an unusual Aurora Boreas over Europe on the eve before WWII.

    It is the third “secret” that is the lightning rod of controversy.

    What Andrew has failed to disclosed is how the appearance of the Blessed Virgin is closely related to the early warnings by the Russia Orthodox Church, whom warned the Russians that they were beginning to fall away from the Faith in 1906!. It was between the 1900 to 1917 the ground became fertile for a communist revolution that overthrew a legal and God-ordained king, the Tsar of Russia.

    I am convinced that between the Gnostic-Protestant amalgamation and the Ottoman Empire, in their waning years, worked together to weaken the Russian Empire in order to have the Tsar removed from power. I am also convinced that after spending some time researching the Sykes-Picot Agreement, where Russia originally (with the Tsar’s blessing) gave their consent, under the original agreement with the British and French government, Russia would have taken Constantinople (now Istanbul), and the devil moved his piece and helped infiltrate Russia with the early, embryonic stage of communism. By the time 1917 rolled around, the Tsar gave up his throne and his entire family were murdered. As a result of this, Russia withdrew from the Sykes-Picot Agreement, forcing the British and French to redraw the map. The rest is history.

    Interestingly, in looking online for a video I have watched from the perspective of the Russian Orthodox Church, they believed the year 1917 was the start of the last day, I stumbled across an article that talked about the miracle of an icon of Our Lady.

    http://fr-d-serfes.org/royal/miracle4.htm

    Anyway, the interpretation of the 3rd secret is the source of grief and controversy. Some Catholics have taken upon themselves to use the Council of Trent declarations as a billy club to bully the Orthodox and in response, the Orthodox pushes back. Still other Catholics use the argument that because Russia still has the same problem as the northern hemisphere of the globe (abortion, h*mosexual issue, etc, etc), it means there was no consecrations, which is really a nutty thinking.

    My gut feeling is the 3rd secret is actually about the current state of the Church. The Church have understood the revelation of the Woman clothed with the sun, crowned with twelve stars and giving birth to the Man-Child to rule the nations with rod of iron to be the Blessed Virgin, and the vision given by John goes on to say after the dragon was finally defeated and cast out of heaven, he went after the woman who was miraculously preserved in a place prepared for God, and frustrated, he went after her children who held to her testimony.

    If I was to apply the near and far fulfillment interpretation of the prophecy, I can easily point this to the cruel, systematical and engineered holocaust of Catholics and Orthodox at the hands of the communists.

    The Woman was preserved, but her children suffered. Today, we see the Russian Orthodox Church rebounding that can only be described as miraculous. It was their effort to encourage the Russian government to ban Jehovah’s Witness.

  • I forgot to mention that I don’t think it was a coincidence that the Blessed Virgin appeared in 1917 after the Tsar gave up his throne in the same year, and then in 1918, the Tsar’s family were murdered.

    It is all linked together.

    It has to be linked to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, whose empire appear to be resurrecting before our eyes, and why Russia today is caught between rock and hard place thanks to wrongful interpretation of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38-39 being pushed by America’s evangelicals. The America’s evangelical movements, to me, are b____d children of Martin Luther.

  • koolmom21

    “The impotence of the Western left is so overwhelming that the left might as well not exist”
    I understand and agree but people overlook the real reason is for chaos. Most has heard of saul alinsky and his book rules for radicals; it’s the left’s little bible. They are called to make chaos because they believe peace though chaos. Crazy I know but they are blind to logic. Satan knows starting a war is easy; pin people against each other on moral values and give everyone a voice; the internet. Evil thrives on evil and satan is chaos. It’s part of his plan; spread chaos all over the world.
    I think the warning of the miracle of the sun is God Is Going To Destroy The World By Fire From Heaven.
    Great article
    God’s blessings

  • Thank you for your honesty.

    Perhaps I need to consider all sides of things.

    Perhaps it’s focusing on the part where Fatima and Akita both spoke of falling away of the faith that is so crucial. It confirms St. Paul warning that the falling away of the Faith precedes the arrival of the Antichrist.

    We know from reading the Apocalypse that mankind in general will be unrepentant in face of increasing brutal judgment from God. We know also from both, the Apocalypse and Daniel, saints will be handed into the hands of the Antichrist and his minions.

    I also wonder if the act of consecration was a test to see how far one will go to obey God. The other thing is how much has Church politics have played a part in it?

    The other issue I have that I see is how some have taken the Fatima prophecy and used it as a billy club to bully the Orthodox, providing harsh push backs.

  • PaulF

    Revelation 12:17 has been snipped out of your Bible, has it?

    • Mart1963

      From the below verse you will note that the Church is the Bride of Christ:

      Ephesians 5:31-32(NIV)
      31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

      God calls Israel a Bride also
      Jeremiah 3:14New International Version (NIV)
      14 “Return, faithless people,” declares the Lord, “for I am your husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion.

      Revelation 12(NIV)
      12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

      This woman you talk of has 12 stars on her head, the sun and the moon also make up her constitution.

      Genesis 37:9-11(NIV)
      9 Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”
      10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

      Joseph had a dream about the sun and moon and 11 stars which represent his mother,father and 11 brother, the 12 star is Joseph himself.

      This woman with the sun and moon and the 12 stars represents Israel in it’s entirety passed and present.

      Revelation 12:5-6(NIV)
      5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

      This male son came from the woman Israel so this male son is from Israel and is snatched up to heaven from the Earth.

      Revelation 7:4 (NIV)
      4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel

      Note that this 144000 witnesses came from Israel, the woman, and are sealed by God.

      Revelation 14:1-4(NIV)
      14 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 These are those who did not defile themselves
      with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.

      Note also these 144000 witnesses from Israel have been snatched up to Heaven but also they are all male, these are the Son of the Woman Israel, they will be with Christ and rule with Christ.

      The offspring of this Woman will be the rest of Israel that will turn to Christ after the 144000 witnesses are taken up to Heaven and Messianic Israel flees into the desert for safety for the last 3 1/2 years of the Antichrist rule before she too is taken to Heaven.

      The Christian Bride will be taken at the start of the 7 year tribulation when the 144000 male witnesses from Israel are sealed and these witnesses will preach for the first 3 1/2 years of the 7 year Tribulation and witness about Christ.

      After the 7 year tribulation is finished and God’s people have been taken out of the way, destruction will come on the wicked.

      Jesus will return with those that were taken out after the destruction of the wicked for the 1000 year reign of Christ.

      This 7 headed dragon with the 10 horns that will try and kill the 144000 male witnesses from Israel when they are sealed is the UN. The 7 heads represent the 4 permanent members of the UN who are England(Lion), Russia(Bear), China(Dragon) and France who is part of the EU which is run by 4 presidents(the 4 headed leopard). The 10 horns represent the 10 non permanent members of the UN security council. The UN is a global government which is run by the UN security council and that is why it is portrayed in this manner, Daniel tells us that the last beast will consume the whole earth and these Beast represent governments, the UN does indeed consume the whole earth.

      The last permanent member of the UN is the US, the woman that rides this beast and this woman is symbolic of the Statue of Liberty and this UN Beast headquarters are located also in New York city. The US does indeed ride the UN and pays the majority funding toward it.

      • PaulF

        The church doesn’t bear a male Son. Mary did.
        Thank you for confirming that Revelation 12:17 has been snipped out of your Bible.

        • Mart1963

          It is the woman Israel that brings forth the son who is comprised of the 144000 Israel male witnesses.

          Seems to me you are ignoring the description of the Woman and only focusing on Revelation 12:17 to twist the scriptures to mean Mary.

          Mary has never been described in the Bible as having the sun moon and the 12 stars, she didn’t give birth to Jesus in Heaven and she was not chased by a Dragon.

          Israel on the other hand has and the Dragon that chases her represents the UN which will try and kill the 144000 male witnesses when they have been sealed, they will be raptured out of harms way, the Woman(Israel) will flee to the desert for protection and there will be others from Israel that will turn to Christ after they see all these things, her offspring.

          Revelation 12New International Version (NIV)
          The Woman and the Dragon
          12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

          7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

          10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:

          “Now have come the salvation and the power
          and the kingdom of our God,
          and the authority of his Messiah.
          For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
          who accuses them before our God day and night,
          has been hurled down.
          11 They triumphed over him
          by the blood of the Lamb
          and by the word of their testimony;
          they did not love their lives so much
          as to shrink from death.
          12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens
          and you who dwell in them!
          But woe to the earth and the sea,
          because the devil has gone down to you!
          He is filled with fury,
          because he knows that his time is short.” 13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle,
          so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness,
          where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.

          • PaulF

            There is no authority in Scripture for your silly contention that the dragon is the UN.
            The woman clothed with the sun is a woman clothed with the sun, the same woman who bore the male Child.
            On the miraculous impression of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City you will not see Israel, or the church, or the UN. You will see a woman clothed with the sun, with a crown of twelve stars and, very important, with the moon under her feet. Strange that it corresponds exactly to the description in Revelation 17.
            You can sneer at it, but that impression on a shepherd’s cloak led to the baptism of ten million Mexicans in just a few years.

          • Grandmere

            I can guarantee you he will not even Google Our Lady of Guadeloupe because he is afraid to.

          • Mart1963

            If the message that the vision speaks is Christ centered then what happened is a good thing but I am afraid it is only Satan masquerading as Mary.

            Curious, does this vision of Mary that keeps calling those that follow her, her children, ever use Jesus’ name instead of always using my son, pray to me and I’ll pass it onto my son.

            2 Corinthians 11:13-15(NIV) 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It
            is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of
            righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

          • PaulF

            You are deceived because you do not pay sufficient attention to the word of God.
            “Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee.”
            These words were spoken by the angel Gabriel and they stand written in Scripture for our sake, so we can know who Mary is.
            If the angel Gabriel said that the prince of darkness is with her we would know to avoid her. He said nothing of the kind, so we know that if we want to find the Lord there is one excellent place to look: he is with the one to whom the angel said, “The Lord is with you.”
            The Protestant position on this issue is a failure to distinguish between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of his enemy. With regard to the latter, God is extremely jealous. We are to avoid demonic gods like pure poison. With regard to the members of his own kingdom, on the contrary, he associates them with himself so intimately that he actually identifies himself by reference to them. He calls himself ‘the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ And to his disciples he even says, ‘He that heareth you heareth me.’
            If Mary led us anywhere else than to Christ, we would rightly identify her as a sinister spirit (1 John 4:1-4. The opposite is the case.
            I would love to know how it came about that Bible based Christians speak of Mary in such blatantly unscriptural terms.

  • I love it when Catholics communicate when they have disagreements or when they iron issues. I do not find this anywhere else.

    • The secret, I think, lies in Proverbs, “As iron sharpens iron, so does the countenance of a friend.”

      • But Trevor,

        With the grasshoppers who come here its iron sharpening pencils.

        • Boy, those pencils sure look small.

          • Grandmere

            Though they be small, they are sharp!

        • Grandmere

          Snap. heheheheheheh

          • Know those pencils golfers use? That is what I had in mind. All leads and no erasers.

  • Brick

    I can’t help but curious about the motivation of why the third secret was only revealed to the public partially… I mean, wouldn’t it be better to full publicize it so Christians can prepare better? I really need some help on this..

  • I appreciate this comment. I agree wholeheartedly with your comment, especially the part of how falling away leads to chastisement, and they are for our own good to purify us. As said in the Scriptures, “Nothing unclean will enter heaven,” and without chastisement, how can we realize the errors of our way?

    I appreciate you.

  • Стефан Евгений

    The Russians I talk to, only want a calm life, and a better paycheck.
    They actually think America will blow up the world. If America does not get it’s way they just drop bombs.

  • PaulF

    The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.
    “For Yahweh, and for Gideon!”
    “He will sit on the throne of David.”
    “He who years you hears me.”
    And you don’t think that’s idolatry? Wow!

  • jami

    Wah , I love reading about Mother Mary. Andrew you made my day. Thankyou for this excellent topic on Our Lady and the 100th Anniversary.

    Mother Mary is my Role model, I look up to her and her silence heals me and her soft smile tells me ” im here child” . What else does a Mother want from her Children , only that they are safe. Just as a Mother never can see her Children in trouble , so is Our Lady visiting again and again to save us and warn us .

    Mother Mary be with Andrew and showers of blessings.

  • Стефан Евгений

    We were expelled from the Soviet Ukraine with no right to return. Live here in the USA the past 50,years.

  • Nan

    We are to follow Church teaching; that the Pope is the head of the Church.

    Note that the excommunications were lifted 50 yrs ago.

  • Стефан Евгений

    No, German last name, and Grandmothers repeated asking to leave the Soviet Union. Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, expelled lots of Germans from the Soviet Union.

    • CTyank

      I didn’t know that. My ancestry is Russian, German, and a part Jewish. Conflicted. I can’t imagine being forced to leave my country, though my grandparents knew all about it. Thank you for the discussion.

      • Стефан Евгений

        LOL! CTyank , we may be brothers. Father German, Mother Russian with a Jewish great grandmother converting to Orthodoxy.

  • Just wait a moment, someone will be shortly with you to correct your errors.

  • PaulF

    My point exactly!

  • PaulF

    You need to learn to distinguish between the kingdom of God and the kingdom ruled over by his enemy.

  • Vinny Zee

    Excellent article Andrew, very well put together and concise. I appreciate your perspective. The article, however, could have gone without any reference to Paul Craig Roberts. He is a favorite on the fringe, particularly because being more independent liberal, he continuously referred to Obama as “the White House fool,” for which I think a lot of conservatives gave him a pass. However, he is vehemently anti-law enforcement, loves conspiracy theory and is rather openly anti-Semitic. I think I stopped being interested in his banter, not only for the anti-law enforcement rhetoric, but he seemed to be very sympathetic to Noam Chomsky, who reminds me of an academic version of George Soros. Chomsky’s noted interest in anarchism to me destroys any credibility he had in any of his other works. At time Roberts brings an interesting perspective, and I enjoyed his analysis of the gold markets. As a former economic adviser, I think he should stick to what he knows well. However, I feel he uses his previous associations and assignment to the Reagan administration as a tool to remain relevant among conservatives and independents while attaching himself to Chomskyites and conspiracy hounds. In economic matters, he brings some weight and depth. To political matters, particularly in regards to law enforcement and investigatory commentary, I think his knowledge and pedigree is sorely lacking. All that aside, again I enjoyed your work on this article.