By Mike Coppi

The book of Daniel says that there will be an explosion of knowledge in the end times and that people will move about quickly (Daniel 12:4).

There are many Bible prophecies that cannot be understood apart from modern technology. For example, how can the whole world look upon two bodies lying in the streets of Jerusalem (Revelation 11:8-9)? Modern television satellite technology makes it easy.

How can the False Prophet build an image of the Anti-Christ that appears to be alive (Revelation 13:15)? The answer, of course, is the science of robotics. How can the False Prophet require all people on earth to take the mark of the Anti-Christ in order to buy and sell (Revelation 13:16-17)? It would not be possible apart from computers and lasers.

Jesus said that the Tribulation will be so terrible that all life on earth would cease to exist if He did not cut the period short (Matthew 24:21-22).

How could all life be threatened prior to the advent of nuclear weapons? Another reference to nuclear power is likely contained in Luke's statement that men in the end times will "faint from fear" because "the powers of the heavens will be shaken" (Luke 21:26). That certainly sounds like a reference to the splitting of the atom.

The Signs of World Politics

The Bible prophesies that there will be a certain pattern of world politics that will characterize the end time geopolitical map.

The focus will be the re-established state of Israel (Zechariah 12:2-3). It will be besieged by a menacing nation from the "the nation of remote parts of the north" (Ezekiel 38:2,6), or modern day Russia.

There will also be a threatening nation to the East that will be capable of sending an army of 200 million namely, China (Revelation 9:13-16 and Revelation 16:12-13).

A third source of danger to Israel will be the Arab nations that immediately surround it. They will covet the land and will try to take it from the Jews (Ezekiel 35:10 and 36:2).

Another key player on the world political scene in the end times will be a coalition of European nations that will form a confederation centered in the area of the old Roman empire (Daniel 2:41-44, Daniel 7:7,23-24, and Revelation 17:12-13). This confederation [THE EU?] will serve as the political base for the rise of the Anti-Christ and the creation of his worldwide kingdom (Daniel 7:8).

Other international political signs include wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6), civil wars (Matthew 24:7), and general international terrorism and lawlessness (Matthew 24:12).

The Signs of Israel

The signs related to the state of Israel are prolific and very important.

The most frequently repeated prophecy in the Old Testament is the prediction that the Jewish people will be regathered from the "four corners of the earth" in the end times (Isaiah 11:10-12). The Bible states that a consequence of this regathering will be the re-
establishment of the state of Israel (Isaiah 66:7-8).

The Scriptures say that once the Jews are back in their land, the land itself will experience a miracle of reclamation (Isaiah 35). The desert will bloom and people will exclaim, "This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden" (Ezekiel 36:35).

Another end time miracle will be the revival of the Hebrew language (Zephaniah 3:9). Most people are not aware of the fact that when the Jews were dispersed from their land in 70 A.D., they ceased to speak the Hebrew language. The Jews who settled in Europe developed a new language called Yiddish a combination of German and Hebrew. The Jews who migrated to the Mediterranean basin created a language called Ladino a combination of Hebrew and Spanish.

Other significant signs of Israel that we are told to watch for in the end times include the re-occupation of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24), the resurgence of Israeli military strength (Zechariah 12:6), and the re-focusing of world politics on Israel (Zechariah 12:3).

All these signs have been fulfilled in this century. The nation has been re-established, the land has been reclaimed, the ancient language has been revived, the Jews are back in Jerusalem, and Israel is the focal point of world politics.

Jesus says in Luke 21:28 that when these signs begin to happen, we should "straighten up and lift up our heads" because "our redemption is drawing near."

The Key Signs

The most important signs are the ones that relate to Israel because God uses the Jews throughout the Scriptures as His prophetic time clock. By this I mean that very often when the Lord is revealing an important event that will take place in the future, He will point to the Jewish people and state that when a certain thing happens to them, the important event will also occur.

A good example of this principle can be found in Daniel 9 in the famous "Seventy Weeks of Years" prophecy. The prophet tells us to watch for a decree to be issued that will authorize the rebuilding of Jerusalem. He then says that the Messiah will come sixty-nine weeks of years (483 years) after that decree is issued to the Jewish people.

There are two key prophecies which relate the return of Jesus to events that have occurred in Jewish history since 1948. These two events clearly established the period in which we are now living as the season of the Lords's return.

The State of Israel

The first is the re-establishment of the state of Israel which occurred on May 14, 1948. Jesus singled out this event as the one that would signal His soon return.

His prophecy is contained in the fig tree parable (Matthew 24:32-35) which He presented in His Olivet Discourse. The day before He delivered this speech, He had put a curse on a barren fig tree, causing it to wither (Matthew 21:28-29). This was a symbolic prophecy that God would soon pour out His wrath upon the Jewish people because of their spiritual barrenness in rejecting His Son.

The next day Jesus reminded His disciples of the fig tree. He said to watch for it to bloom again. In other words, He said watch for the rebirth of Israel. He indicated that when the fig tree blooms again, He would be at the gates of Heaven, ready to return (Matthew 24:33).

Equally significant, He added an interesting observation: "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place" (Matthew 24:34). What generation? The generation that sees the fig tree blossom.

We are that generation. The fig tree has blossomed. Jesus is at the gates.

The City of Jerusalem

The second key event was prophesied by Jesus in the same speech, as recorded by Luke: "[The Jews] will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" (Luke 21:24).

The first half of this prophecy was fulfilled in 70 A.D., forty years after Jesus spoke the words. In that year the Romans under Titus conquered Jerusalem and dispersed the Jews among the nations. Jerusalem remained under Gentile occupation for 1,897 years until June 7, 1967, when Israel won the city back during the Six Day War.

The Jewish re-occupation of the city of Jerusalem is proof positive that we are living in the season of the Lord's return. Jesus said it would mark the end of the Gentile Age.

A Call to Action

There is no way to escape the conclusion that we are living on borrowed  time. The signs of the times are upon us, and they are shouting for our attention...

From William Brehm:

... any hypothetical scenario of events related to the Second Coming must be based strictly on the Book of Revelation, as opposed to anything else in the Bible... it is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, in His ascended, glorified state, who appears in the first chapter as the giver of the Book of Revelation.

Consider also that by the largest consensus, the Book of Revelation was written circa 95 AD, over 30 years after the Synoptic Gospels and the Epistles of Paul and Peter. This implies that the Book of Revelation contains prophetic information that even Jesus in His earthly, pre- Ascension state did not know.

Therefore, the Book of Revelation is the final Word, literally and figuratively, on Prophecy...

The Book of Revelation also is the only Book of the Bible that appears  to contain anything like a complete scenario of the events related to the Second Coming. There are, of course, many other references to the Second Coming and the Tribulation throughout the Bible, but they are in bits and pieces. Trying to assemble them into an accurate prophetic scenario is
like trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together with many pieces missing.

... many of the things prophesied ...in the Prophetic Discourses (Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 17 & 21)... refer to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. In fact, the Preterist school of thought relates them entirely to that event. But the Book of Revelation, again, by the largest consensus, was not written until about 25 years later.

Finally, although all Scripture is inspired by God, there is a hierarchy of authority from Book to Book. It is generally recognized that the New Testament has preeminence in Christian theology over the Old Testament.

Similarly, in the Old Testament, the Law of Moses has preeminent authority over the Prophets. In view of the circumstances stated above, it follows that the Book of Revelation, in relation to Second Coming Prophecy, has preeminent authority over everything else in the Bible.

You must interpret the Old Testament Prophecies by the Book of Revelation, and not the Book of Revelaton by the Old Testament, as is often done.

It must be noted that many of the Old Testament Prophecies that are often applied to the Second Coming have already been fulfilled. Many of the Prophecies of Daniel, for example, were fulfilled in the Seleucid Wars that followed the breakup of the empire of Alexander the Great. This has been widely noted by real students of Bible History...

I say, without further qualification, that if a scenario of the events related to the Second Coming is largely based on the Old Testament, it is absolutely wrong.


From Marc Nonnenkamp

Subject: The Conversion of Mother Russia, 4/18/99

It was announced today that Boris Yeltsin will commute the 300 or so remaining death sentences in Russia. You see, Russia is eliminating the  death penalty altogether.

From the standpoint of secular history alone, this is wise. Russia has had a terrible record of putting so many people to death, especially under Joseph Stalin. But more importantly, this fits into what Our Lady of Fatima foretold in 1917. Yeltsin (who is no friend of the Roman Catholic Church) is doing something which Pope John Paul II very much wants him to do.

There is indeed a death penalty in God's Universe, but it is for him alone to exercise. We know it as Hell.

The Christian Millennium of Peace (Book of Revelation, Chapter 20) will come after Russia is converted (first and second message of Fatima). The full conversion of Russia will commence from the Ukraine and will occur due to the Miracle of Garabandal...

Excerpt of Fr. Burns Commentary for Feb. 1999:

...Jesus and His Blessed Mother have told us in Their Messages to Christina Gallagher, and the Blessed Mother has told us in Her Messages to Fr. Gobbi (5/22/88; 12/5/94), that The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Coming of the Holy Spirit and the Glorious Reign of Jesus will have been accomplished by the year 2000.

Our Blessed Mother adds the phrase "by the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000; 12/5/94)"...

Note Well that we can not put God into our notions of what They mean by "the Year 2000"; we can not box God in.

For example, the Great Jubilee begins on Christmas Eve, 1999 and ends on Epiphany, January 6, 2001. Both "times" come from God, whether it is through the Blessed Mother or from Jesus or from the Father: if the Messages are authentic, they ultimately come from God Himself. Also note the following:

It is significant that Christmas Eve is "the Birth, the Coming, of Jesus, into the World", and Epiphany is "the Manifestation of Jesus to the Gentile, ie, the non-believing, World"

Perhaps... Message (#553) of Our Blessed Mother to Fr. Gobbi on September 29, 1995, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, offers some light on the problem:

[capitalized words highlighted by Fr. Burns]

"My Plan is now BEING accomplished everywhere... the Triumph of My Immaculate Heart is taking place in the world..."


Excerpts from a speech by Charlton Heston:

"Winning The Cultural War", Harvard Law School Forum, February 16, 1999

...If my Creator gave me the gift to connect you with the hearts and minds of those great men [portrayed in movies], then I want to use that same gift now to re-connect you with your own sense of liberty ... your own freedom of thought ... your own compass for what is right.

Dedicating the memorial at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said of America, "We are now engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether this nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure."

Those words are true again. I believe that we are again engaged in a great civil war, a cultural war that's about to hijack your birthright to think and say what resides in your heart.

I fear you no longer trust the pulsing lifeblood of liberty inside you ... the stuff that made this country rise from wilderness into the miracle that it is...

...firearms are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain "acceptable" thoughts and speech are mandated.

For example, I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963 -- long before Hollywood found it fashionable.

But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist.

I've worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe.

I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite.

Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh.

From Time magazine to friends and colleagues, they're essentially saying, "... how dare you speak your mind. You are using language not authorized for public consumption!" But I am not afraid. If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's
boys-subjects bound to the British crown.

In his book, "The End of Sanity," Martin Gross writes that "blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor.

There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual theories regularly foisted on us from every direction.

Underneath, the nation is roiling.

Americans know something without a name is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don't like it."...

In New Jersey, despite the death of several patients nationwide who had been infected by dentists who had concealed their AIDs --- the state commissioner announced that health providers who are HIV-positive need not .. need not ... tell their patients that they are infected...

In San Francisco, city fathers passed an ordinance protecting the rights of transvestites to cross-dress on the job, and for transsexuals to have separate toilet facilities while undergoing sex change surgery...

Finally, just last month ... David Howard, head of the Washington D.C. Office of Public Advocate, used the word "niggardly" while talking to colleagues about budgetary matters. Of course, "niggardly" means stingy or scanty.

As columnist Tony Snow wrote: "David Howard got fired because some people in public employ were morons who (a) didn't know the meaning of niggardly,' (b) didn't know how to use a dictionary to discover the meaning, and (c) actually demanded that he apologize for their ignorance."

What does all of this mean?

It means that telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so telling us what to do can't be far behind..

It scares me to death, and should scare you too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason...

[This is]... the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge...

If you talk about race, it does not make you a racist.

If you see distinctions between the genders, it does not make you a sexist.

If you think critically about a denomination, it does not make you anti-religion.

If you accept but don't celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you a homophobe.

...when told how to think or what to say or how to behave, we don't. We disobey social protocol that stifles and stigmatizes personal freedom. I learned the awesome power of disobedience from Dr. King ... who learned it from Gandhi, and Thoreau, and Jesus, and every other great man who led those in the right against those with the might.

Disobedience is in our DNA. We feel innate kinship with that disobedient spirit that tossed tea into Boston Harbor, that sent Thoreau to jail, that refused to sit in the back of the bus, that protested a war in Viet Nam.

In that same spirit, I am asking you to disavow cultural correctness with massive disobedience of rogue authority, social directives and onerous law that weaken personal freedom...

When someone you elected is seduced by political power and betrays you ... petition them, oust them, banish them.

When Time magazine's cover portrays "millennium nuts" as deranged, crazy Christians holding a cross as it did last month ... boycott their magazine and the products it advertises.

So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobediences of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and... by God's grace, built this country.

According to Alyn Denham, who publishes a newsletter about American policies, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno has sent a confidential memo to attorneys that an investigation would take place against [certain "cults"].

The memo, signed by Ms. Reno... states that the FBI would be conducting extensive investigations and surveillances of right wing political and fundamentalists, religious individuals and organizations...

The memo states that in the event of a widespread uprising, these individuals and organizations must be viewed as potential terrorists.

Mr. Denham writes, " What this boils down to is this: citizens who are outspoken on behalf of preserving the Constitution will appear on the list of subversives."

Ms. Reno is also very outspoken as to whom she is referring... Speaking in Smyrna of March 1995, she had the following to say:

"A cultist is one who has a strong belief in the Bible and the second coming of Christ; who frequently attends Bible studies; who has a high level of financial giving to Christian causes; who home schools his children; who has accumulated survival foods and has a strong belief in the 2nd Amendment; and who distrusts big government."

In 1976, one of the most influential leaders in the drive toward the New World Order, David Spangler, wrote a book entitled "Revelation: The Birth Of A New Age". After recounting the "many joys" which mankind will experience in the New World Order, Spangler then begins a chapter entitled "Two Worlds". He explains that the people now living are divided into two groups:

Those who have raised their consciousness sufficiently to where they can accept the New World Order, and those who have refused to do so.

Spangler suddenly states, on page 160, that this second group "..have no place in the new world". Several pages later, Spangler asks the rhetorical question, "What will happen to those who cannot attune to the new? Where will they go?"

...Spangler says, very euphemistically, that these people will be "withdrawn" from the world and sent to an "upstairs room" [internment {concentration} camps?] to be "retrained" in the principles of the New Age.

Other New Age writers have expressed similar threats, and have identified those groups who can never accept the New World Order: Jews and Christians.

All people from these two monotheistic religions are targeted for destruction. The parallels between Hitler's threats against the Jew and today's threats against Jew and Christian are strong.


...Catholics may feel helpless in the face of so much evil in the world, primarily indicated by the workings of the law and judicial departments, and especially with what is now vomited by the Mass Media and promoted in the schools.

Let us recall to mind that we Catholics have a power at our fingertips that nobody can take from us. As long as we fulfill our personal obligations and remain in the state of grace, our prayers and sacrifices work to invisibly obtain graces for the Church and world to counteract the spread of evil.

We must also have faith enough to persevere in this even though we do not see the results ourselves. The Lord is greatly pleased by this perseverance and faith.

We all know how sinful the world has become, and how sorely the Church today needs prayers. The "errors" from Russia that Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima mentioned in 1917 were not limited merely to "communism".

The godless errors of materialism, liberalism and humanism have continued throughout this century to infect the world to such an extent that the chastisement of God has now been placed upon us in a more subtle and serious manner:

Whereas the usual wars are a grace of physical punishment and correction that work to convert men through a tangible suffering and fear, the more serious chastisements God gives take the form of spiritual catastrophes that infect the clergy and faithful with heresies -killing souls eternally- in such an intangible way that the very organ of man that should be able to recognize and reject them -the mind- is debilitated by the heresy such that it cannot often see clearly the poison that is harming them.

The Church has always taught that heresy is worse than physical murder because it kills souls eternally in hell rather than only temporally.

The world is calling down the vengeance of God by its sins, not only because of abortion and sodomy, but even more so because of the heresies, sacrileges and blasphemies that are being today promoted within the Church.

It is the health of the Church that ultimately determines the health of the world.

We must strengthen the Mystical Body of Christ. Our Lady gave us the remedy in 1917 by emphasizing devotion and reparation to Her Immaculate Heart, primarily through the daily recitation of the Rosary to obtain grace for the individual, Church, and the world.

Ultimately we must be satisfied with the promise of God's Mother Herself who promised that, "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph, Russia will be converted, and an era of peace will be conceded to humanity."

Let us not be tempted to take this promise as an excuse not to fulfill our obligations to help bring this about as soon as possible. Yes, the war is promised to be won in the end but...

We must work to see to it that we have the least amount of casualties, and that the victories come as soon as possible. It is a matter of saving your soul, and that of others, before the war is won. Let us help diminish the amount of time in which Our Lord and Our Lady are greatly offended.

...Why gather together in a group to say the Rosary when you can say it at home? God loves public prayer also, that is one reason He ordained that we give public worship every Sunday and Holy Day.

We can see the special graces that have been given when we recall the victories of Our Lady that had been wrought by the Rosary at Lepanto, Brazil, Austria and other places.

In Austria, for example, in 1955 where only 10% of the population in that country pledged to say the Rosary, the Communists of Russia all of a sudden agreed to its Independence. Historians are still wondering how or why such an unprecedented thing happened!

Therese Neumann, the Bavarian mystic who, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, "survived 35 years on the 'bread' of the Holy Eucharist at Mass each morning at Konnersreuth, Germany", was asked three months before her death in 1962 if it was the prayers of the Austrians that had purchased their freedom seven years before.

"Definitely, definitely, it was the prayers and many Rosaries of the  Austrian people which purchased them the freedom from Russian domination."

From Jim Collins

...most importantly, is the witness of Christians during these time, not only in the future but now so that others will come to know the peace, love and mercy of Our God.

Let us all join the Pope's call, as well as the call of other Church leaders for us to evangelise and bring part of heaven into the world around us through our actions and faith. Then we will all reflect the Spirit of the church of Philadelphia, found in Revelation. For it is this Spirit that Jesus loves.

Visionaries (please note that I am neither condoning nor condemning any of the following, but, rather, reporting)

Questions asked by Patricia Mundorf of Mary:

What about false prophets that are mentioned; what should we do?

Mary answered: "Nothing. If they save ONE soul, they have done GOOD. If they turn people from God, the Church, and their prayer life, then they are doing wrong and will answer to GOD."

Carol Ameche reminds us:

In my experience I have learned never to hold the Lord to a specific interpretation of mine about time.....NEVER. I know that Mary said about  a time frame mentioned once....

"Child, no matter what is said to you, do not expect it to mean the same as your time-frame on earth. The Father's timetable is totally different." ...We don't know that some event(s) [spoken of] 'didn't happen.' Often they are hidden from the news...

About Nancy Fowler (Conyers, Georgia).........

She has told me numerous times how she tests each and every vision. Many times Satan tries to deceive her. I remember one time in particular that Satan appeared to her as Mary holding the Infant, but Nancy noticed that he was holding the Infant in the wrong arm, that was the tip off to her that the message was invalid.

Another test that Nancy has, is she asks the question "Who do you bow to?", Jesus and Mary always respond "I bow [to] the Father. Satan, when he imitates Saints, or the Virgin, on the otherhand replies, "I bow to no one!"

About Vassula........

Vassula Ryden's alleged revelations predict an imminent period when the Antichrist will prevail in the Church. It is prophesied that God is going to make a final, glorious [SPIRITUAL] ntervention which will initiate on earth, before Christ's definitive coming, an era of peace and universal prosperity. The proximate arrival is foretold of a UNIFIED
(reunification of religions) Church.

Please note that there is much confusion regarding the Church's "apparent" negative position towards Vassula. She has not been officially condemned and there is speculation that statements issued against her *may* have been satanically influenced.

Regarding distribution of Messages from Ron O'Brien of Keene, New Hampshire, please refer to the False Visionary Alert posting found at : End Times Speculation 10.html


About John Leary.............

"Gimme that end-time (Catholic) religion", By JOHN L. ALLEN JR., NCR Staff...............

...most important voices in American Catholicism today... have missed what a number of Catholics see as the central story of our time: that the end is near.

Leary is a rising star in the Catholic apocalyptic subculture, where visionary portions of the Bible, Marian prophecies and right-wing conspiracy theories blend into a comprehensive world-view...

And Leary is just the tip of the iceberg... a growing number of Catholics find themselves drawn to the sense that these might be the final days...  July 21, 1993, was when they started. By they, Leary means the visions and interior locutions through which he perceives Jesus, sometimes Mary, and sometimes a saint speaking to him...

Leary [speaks of] the impending Chastisement -- how Satan is consolidating control, when the Antichrist will arrive, what the faithful ones will endure and how God will triumph in the end. The scenario, by most accounts fairly typical of Catholic apocalyptic thinking, seems a mix of conventional right-wing hypotheses and some specifically Catholic

Leary says they ["one-worlders"] will seize control by stealth if possible, by force if necessary... Leary talks about the mark of the beast. It could be a bar code, Leary said. Or it could be a chip that would be put in the hand. That technology is already available...

..according to the Bible, when you take the mark of the beast and you give allegiance to the Antichrist, that's going to condemn you. But the reason for having it is so you can buy and sell, and if you don't have that, you won't be able to buy and sell.

Once the one-worlders have concentrated their control, Leary says, then  the Antichrist -- an as-yet unidentified leader -- will come forward and demand allegiance. This, of course, is no more than the standard interpretation, in apocalyptic circles, of what is predicted in the Book of Revelation. But Leary adds a new twist -- that an impostor pope will lead people to accept the Antichrist, an impostor who, in Leary's scheme, will be the successor to John Paul II.

The pope after John Paul II will actually be an impostor pope in one  sense, because they'll say either John Paul is dead or he was exiled,  Leary predicts. In other words, they will be putting in another pope in  place of him when he hasn't finished his reign. In that sense, the next pope will be an illegitimate pope.

John Paul, meanwhile, will rally the remnant church, those who refuse  to bow to the Antichrist. John Paul may not be physically leading us,  but he will be leading the remnant church. That would be the ones that  are faithful to Rome -- the Rome of today -- the ones that are following the precepts of the catechism...

On the other side of that schismatic church would be the new pope that  gets put in, who would eventually be accommodating, taking away some  of those traditions, to the ultimate at the end of actually worshiping  the Antichrist.

Leary says the great schism in some ways has already begun, as some  Catholics have already begun moving in the direction of apostasy...

When the time comes, Leary continued, the Great Tribulation will occur  first, followed by the Great Chastisement. The Great Tribulation is  referring to the three and a half years, the 42 months, the 1260 days  of the Antichrist's reign, Leary says.

"It says in the scripture that if that time were not shortened for the sake of the elect, they would be lost. So what [the Lord] is showing me is a circling globe of the earth that will be speeding up, so the actual days will go faster...

During the time of the Antichrist, our Lord said that if you don't have  the chance to go to Mass and receive the Blessed Sacrament, you pray to Jesus for spiritual communion. He would have his angels deliver on your tongue the host. And you'd be able to survive on just that if you had to, Leary said.

For his part, Leary thinks time may be running out for such conversations. "I do believe things will be coming to an end before not too long. Our Lady told me she won't be giving any more messages before very long", Leary said. "I don't think we have much time to wait."

Thomas S. Gibson:

"We have a sure way to know if a prophecy is from the Father, and that is to ASK HIM. This prophecy is not aimed at unbelievers, but at Christians. If you are amazed at the scope of this or any other prophecy, then you should ask the Father if it is from Him, and what He
means by it.

There is nothing wrong with wondering, and seeking out the truth. The Father told me tonight that any who will not ask Him if a prophecy is from Him, but reject because of their own interpretation, without asking Him and waiting for Him to speak to them, are in danger of being found to be religious... [The] final phase is very close..."

I hesitate to judge any visionary or prophet (I guess it's sort of like Linus's attitude towards the Great Pumpkin: P.S. - If you are a fake, don't tell me; I don't want to know).

Even Joseph Reyes who predicted a "...Great Sign in the Sky... ALL will see no matter where they are..." for 10-13-98, which seemingly did not come about [although a diminishing of the normally bright star Sirius was noted and another alledged visionary - Patricia Mundorf, made a similar prediction with follow-up "explanation"].

Sinner/Saint has definitly been "defrocked". Condemning arguments: His bishop has forbidden him to speak publicly, to which S/S has refused obedience... "Robert Hartman"...is in violation to Canon Law and is anathema.

For more insight into questions concerning "private revelation" request a file entitled: "Apparition Discernment".

Meanwhile in the midst of some uncertainty, we note that Mary "guides" us to Christ, just as the wisemen were "guided" by the Star of Bethlehem.

In fact, in some messages, she refers to herself as the "Morning Star". Of course, we have many references throughout history to Mary as a "star", such as in the AVE MARIS STELLA (hail thou star of ocean) - the age-old verse recommended by our Blessed Mother to St. Bridget.

Act of Consecration to Our Blessed Mother Mary

Most Blessed Mother, I consecrate irrevocably my whole being: body, heart, mind and soul, to your Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart, that I may be one with you in offering myself for the restoration of all things in Christ.

Take my heart and absorb it into your own Pure Heart, that it may beat as one with yours, in endless love for your Divine Son, Jesus, and the coming of His Kingdom.

Offer me with you to the Most Holy Trinity, in union with your Divine Son, for the perfect accomplishment of the Divine Will in renewing the face of the earth and establishing the reign of God on earth as it is in Heaven.

Help me to let you form Jesus within me, for the salvation of souls and the glory of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Totus Tuus.

Through Sister Faustina, Jesus says:

"...Pray to Mary for intercession. She still works for the cause which was entrusted to er..."

Jesus may also be approached directly.......

The message of Divine Mercy is that God is merciful, that He is love itself poured out for us, and that He wants all of us to turn to Him with trust and repentance while there is still time.

On February 22, 1931, Jesus appeared to Blessed Faustina with rays of red and pale light streaming from the area around His Heart. His left hand pointed to His Heart as the source of His mercy. His right hand was raised in blessing, recalling the scene of Easter Sunday night (see John 20:19-23).

He asked Blessed Faustina to paint the vision she saw and to sign the painting with the words, "Jesus, I Trust in You!"

"I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory."

Our Lord asked Blessed Faustina to pray and work to have a Feast of the Divine Mercy established on the Sunday after Easter [April 11 in 1999].  This would be a day of total forgiveness of sins for those who approach the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It would be an annual celebration like the Day of Atonement (See Leviticus 16.). All sins and punishment would be washed away in His infinite mercy.............

"I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast fo Mercy. ...whoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete remission of sins and punishment...


I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open.

... Every soul believing and trusting in My mercy will obtain it...

Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity ...Tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near."

[Could proclamation of such a feastday be the church "event" that coincides with the Miracle of Garabandal (April 8th, 1999?)?]

This message of mercy is not something new. In the past God spoke a message of mercy through the patriarchs and prophets--Noah, Abraham,
Moses, Elijah and many others.

In the last days He has spoken to us by His Son, Jesus Christ, who is Mercy personified and incarnated.

Continues to speak a word of mercy even to our generation, through the Church and its shepherds, and through holy men and women--mystics--whom God has chosen as His vessels.

The message of Divine Mercy is at the heart of the gospel. It presents the truth and the call of the gospel and is proclaimed by Pope John Paul II, in his encyclical 'Rich in Mercy', as the message for our age:

"The Church must consider it one of her principal duties--at every stage of history and especially in our modern age--to proclaim and to introduce into life the mystery of mercy, supremely revealed in Jesus Christ".

Over and over again Our Lord expressed His desire to Blessed Faustina that the whole world be told of His mercy, and He promised to defend throughout their lives those who proclaim His mercy.

God's Mercy is the Answer! Today, the world is troubled. There is no peace in our hearts, no peace among nations. Our daily condition brings fear and anxiety into our hearts.

The fundamental reason for this lack of peace in our hearts and in the world may well be our rebellious independence from God.

In His conversations with Blessed Faustina, the Lord emphasized the connection between trusting Him and finding peace. But this peace that comes from trusting God's mercy is not just for individual souls: it is also for nations and the world.

The path to peace is not in summit meetings, nor in stockpiling arms, nor in acquiring more material goods. The path to peace is found only in God's mercy.

"In the Old Covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart...

I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so; My hand is reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice. Before the Day of Justice I am sending the Day of Mercy....


I solemnly assure you - today My Mercy is inexhaustible and open to all. But a day is coming when the floodgates will close.

Today, Mercy and Justice cannot coexist. When the age of Mercy is over, justice will prevail. Woe to mankind in that day. All that has not been purified in the day of My Mercy will be destroyed in the day of My Justice. It must be so... I desire that not one be lost!

No one shall escape My Hand; if they run away from My Merciful Heart, they will fall into My Just Hands..."

What God most wants of us is to turn to Him with trust. To trust God is to rely on Him who is mercy itself, knowing that He is God, and that He loves us and cares for us.

'Jesus, I trust in you!' says it all. When we call on the name of Jesus, we acknowledge that He is our Savior and Lord...



but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy."

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is an intercessory prayer that extends the offering of the Eucharist... Our Lord taught Blessed Faustina this prayer for mercy, and told her that she was to pray it "unceasingly." Her prayers would then have great power for the conversion of sinners, peace for the dying, and even controlling nature.


"... Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. ...Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy."

"At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same. When this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God's anger is placated, and unfathomable mercy envelops the soul, and the very depths of My tender mercy will be moved for the sake of
the sorrowful Passion of My Son."

A meditation on Divine Mercy.

04-07-91 Message on Mercy Sunday

"The age of the present is the era of My Divine Mercy. The key that I entrusted to My secretary/servant, Faustina, is the key that will unlock salvation for many. Divine Mercy is open to mankind. The floodgates are open. My Love and Mercy are inexhaustible. There is no sin, even the most hideous crime, that will not be purified in this reservoir. Nothing
is beyond My Mercy.


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